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  • LoveSick Radio plays music with an edge combing rock, pop and hip hop

    LoveSick Radio plays music with an edge combing rock, pop and hip hop

    LoveSick Radio defines their music as a distinctive blend of unapologetic rock coupled with pop melodies and a little hip-hop swagger. “We like to mix our music in a blender and push puree,” guitarist David Harris explained. “We write music we believe in. We are not trying to achieve a status symbol...
  • The New Royalty talk new EP, the RunAround Tour and more

    The New Royalty talk new EP, the RunAround Tour and more

    Before the August 23 stop at Six Flags in Jackson, the RunAround Tour will be stopping at the Convention Center in Wildwood, NJ this Saturday, July 26. New Jersey's own The New Royalty will be performing, along with Bridgit Mendler, Jacob Whitesides, Before You Exit, Nick Tangorra, Spencer...
  • Zola Jesus announces 2014 North American tour dates

    Zola Jesus announces 2014 North American tour dates

    American singer-songwriter and Gothic electronic artist Zola Jesus is revealing more information about her upcoming new album as well as her latest world tour. Zola Jesus is set to release her fifth studio album, Taiga, on Oct. 7 of this year. Taiga will be 11 tracks long and be released through...
  • Jason Mraz to perform six shows in NYC's five boroughs

    Jason Mraz to perform six shows in NYC's five boroughs

    This past week, singer-songwriter Jason Mraz announced The Five Boroughs Tour, in which he will be performing six shows across the five boroughs of New York City this September. According to the tour announcement on Mraz's official website, only two artists have previously accomplished a similar...
  • Birdie from braces to superstar

    Birdie from braces to superstar

    It's not unusual for a young girl to dream of being a world known singer/songwriter but what is unusual is for it to really happen. Jasmine van den Bogaerde was a young girl living in a small town in England. Her life was surrounded by talent. Her mother a concert pianist and other family members...
  • Britney Spears bubbles under Billboard's Hot 100 chart with 'Alien'

    Britney Spears bubbles under Billboard's Hot 100 chart with 'Alien'

    And the saga of Britney Spears' deep cut "Alien" continues. Following controversy surrounding the track last week, "Alien" nearly entered Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. It unexpectedly debuted at no. 8 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 singles chart, Billboard reported on Thursday (July 1...
  • Album review: Jack Antonoff revels in young love and '80s on Bleachers' 'Desire'

    Album review: Jack Antonoff revels in young love and '80s on Bleachers' 'Desire'

    Fun. lead guitarist Jack Antonoff released the debut album of his music project Bleachers on Tuesday (July 15). He worked on Strange Desire over the past two years while touring the world with fun. Antonoff looks back on young love with his 11-track set that could easily soundtracked a John Hughes...
  • Vegas-based Megan Barker gives voice to her passion through her music

    Vegas-based Megan Barker gives voice to her passion through her music

    Singer and songwriter Megan Barker is battling the cliché that Las Vegas audiences only want to hear covers and are uninterested in original, thought provoking lyrics and soulful melodies. Barker performs in small venues around Southern Nevada, and while the norm might be to play what is familiar...
  • Interview with singer-songwriter-actor Stephanie Lynn

    Interview with singer-songwriter-actor Stephanie Lynn

    Stephanie Lynn is a singer-songwriter originally from Vermont now living in Los Angeles. She is also an actor who has appeared on "How I Met Your Mother" and "Castle." She discusses her involvement on a George Jones tribute album and her upcoming projects. AXS: Describe your music for someone who...
  • Bela Fleck & the Flecktones' unique sound channeled through unrivaled virtuosity

    Bela Fleck & the Flecktones' unique sound channeled through unrivaled virtuosity

    Bela Fleck has been playing the banjo for a long time. Some say he's one of the best to ever play the instrument. Now, whether that's actually true or not could be up for debate, but what isn't up for debate is the fact that when all four original members of the Flecktones, lead by Fleck, their...
  • The various styles of Joe Jackson

    The various styles of Joe Jackson

    In 1978, Joe Jackson mournfully sang, “Pretty women out walking with gorillas down my street.” It's the opening of his first single, “Is She Really Going Out With Him?”, and it remains one of his most iconic lines. The image Jackson paints is strikingly visual—almost comical—but underneath it...
  • Paris Hilton's dreams 'Come Alive' in colorful new music video

    Paris Hilton's dreams 'Come Alive' in colorful new music video

    Media maven Paris Hilton premiered the music video for her single "Come Alive" on Tuesday (July 15). In the colorful clip, Hilton wanders a dream world of her own made up of flowers, pink clouds and a unicorn. "Come Alive" is the latest single from Paris Hilton. The sleek dance track follows last...
  • Betty Who marks TV debut with 'Somebody Loves You' on 'Seth Meyers'

    Betty Who marks TV debut with 'Somebody Loves You' on 'Seth Meyers'

    Australian singer-songwriter Betty Who made her television debut Monday night (July 14) on Late Night with Seth Meyers. The rising pop star performed her irresistible hit "Somebody Loves You." Betty Who appeared on the music scene in late 2012 with the single release of "Somebody Loves You." The...
  •  Matt White's music is hip as well as mainstream

    Matt White's music is hip as well as mainstream

    Matt White is one the most successful young American singer/songwriters of the last 10 years. Born in New Jersey but now based out of NYC, his debut full length album release on Geffen Records was a Billboard Top 5 entry on their Top Heatseekers chart. He is an artist whose recordings have been...
  • Fifth Harmony shows the world who is 'Bo$$' in new music video

    Fifth Harmony shows the world who is 'Bo$$' in new music video

    Pop group Fifth Harmony premiered the music video for "Bo$$" on July 7. In the fierce clip, the ladies of 5H work the runway and defeat men in arm wrestling. "Bo$$" is the lead single from Fifth Harmony's upcoming debut album. The group embraces a more mature sound on this latest track. Hip-hop...
  • Weird Al Yankovic releases 'Tacky' parody of Pharrell's 'Happy'

    Weird Al Yankovic releases 'Tacky' parody of Pharrell's 'Happy'

    The first music video issued from "Weird Al" Yankovic's upcoming Mandatory Fun album is a "Tacky" parody of the Pharrell Williams smash "Happy" that finds the parodist and his comedian friends strutting their stuff with the tackiest dance moves imaginable. Nerdist.com has the premiere of the video...
  • MKTO and Patent Pending to perform at Irving Plaza on August 7

    MKTO and Patent Pending to perform at Irving Plaza on August 7

    Los Angeles-based pop duo MKTO will be performing at Irving Plaza on Aug. 7. Joining them will be Long Island pop-punk band Patent Pending. The brainchild of Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, MKTO recently released their self-titled debut album via Columbia Records. Though MKTO was released on January...
  • Fitz & The Tantrums thrives on soul pop and energy

    Fitz & The Tantrums thrives on soul pop and energy

    LA-based Fitz & The Tantrums is an unusual band that found its niche in "soul pop" quickly and successfully. Singer and keyboardist Michael Fitzpatrick brought the band together after he purchased an electric organ and made some phone calls. The members immediately clicked, and after one...
  • This week's top concerts: Justin Timberlake and the Warped Tour

    This week's top concerts: Justin Timberlake and the Warped Tour

    Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Tour is the obvious choice as the best concert event for the week of July 13. The singer just returned to America after two months performing to sold-out crowds and earning great reviews during the European leg of his trek. If Timberlake's music isn’t your...
  • OC Fair concert preview: Nickelodeon's The Fresh Beat Band

    OC Fair concert preview: Nickelodeon's The Fresh Beat Band

    Kids sometimes get a raw deal at large musical gathering such as the Orange County fair. Most of the time, classic rock bands dragging their legacy from town to town are the big draw, or maybe some local bands playing a special hometown show for their friends and family. And although this year has a...
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