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  • New York's most powerful music artists

    New York's most powerful music artists

    Forbes Magazine released its “100 Most Powerful Celebrities” list Monday, and surprisingly few of the stars are from New York. In the past, actors, singers, and other entertainment professionals had to live in New York or L.A. to catch their big break, and those that grew up in those cities seemed...
  • Makeout Vertigo's Kyle Wilkerson on his band's namesake, margaritas & wimpy pop

    Makeout Vertigo's Kyle Wilkerson on his band's namesake, margaritas & wimpy pop

    Self-described "wimpy pop" act Makeout Vertigo from Hopatcong, N.J. is currently on tour in the Midwest. In between shows, bassist Kyle Wilkerson answered some questions about the tour, how the Midwest is different from the Northeast, and more! AXS: For the record, could you please state your name...
  • Top 5 Bands to watch when the Vans Warped Tour hits Wantagh, NY on July 12

    Top 5 Bands to watch when the Vans Warped Tour hits Wantagh, NY on July 12

    For the past several summers, the Long Island date of the Vans Warped Tour- as close as the festival gets to New York City- was held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondal, but this year marks the first time the festival will take place at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh...
  • Neon Trees lighting up Central Park July 7

    Neon Trees lighting up Central Park July 7

    Modern rock hit makers Neon Trees are bringing their airwave favorites to Central Park’s SummerStage on July 7. The Provo, Utah-bred foursome is touring on the back of Pop Psychology, its predominantly upbeat third album, and the recent pop smash “Sleeping With A Friend.” Lead vocalist Tyler Glenn...
  • Dave Matthews Band, Avicii are top live concert acts for first week of July

    Dave Matthews Band, Avicii are top live concert acts for first week of July

    The July 4th holiday typically means a lot of great rock concerts that often include fireworks displays. The biggest names on the road during this first week of July include the hottest EDM act in the world, a soulful pop superstar, and one of the true road warrior rock bands of the past 20 years...
  • Ariana Grande annnouces new album 'My Everything'

    Ariana Grande annnouces new album 'My Everything'

    Pop singer Ariana Grande revealed details about her new album My Everything on Saturday, June 29. Her sophomore release with Republic Records will drop in August. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Grande announced the release of her next album My Everything. She unveiled the black-and-white cover...
  • Ricky Martin shakes his hips in concert like nobody else

    Ricky Martin shakes his hips in concert like nobody else

    When you want to see some serious hip action in concert then Latin pop singer Ricky Martin is a must-see. He has endless energy on the stage and great moves, whether he’s singing in his native language of Spanish or in English. When you join fans at a Ricky Martin concert, you’re sure to see a high...
  • Matthew Morrison has a lengthy musical history beyond 'Glee'

    Matthew Morrison has a lengthy musical history beyond 'Glee'

    Matthew Morrison is best known for his role as singing high school teacher Will Schuester on FOX's hit TV series "Glee." For five seasons and more than one hundred episodes, Morrison has won over television audiences, and earned critical acclaim including Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild...
  • Katy Perry to perform in Manhattan, Newark, and Brooklyn in July

    Katy Perry to perform in Manhattan, Newark, and Brooklyn in July

    Currently on the Prismatic World Tour, Katy Perry will return to the New York City area with five performances next month. She will be performing on July 9 at Madison Square Garden in New York, on July 11 and 12 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey., and on July 24 and 25 at the Barclays...
  • Ed Sheeran set to debut at #1 with sophomore album 'X'

    Ed Sheeran set to debut at #1 with sophomore album 'X'

    The next Billboard album chart won’t be released until July 2, but based on early sales estimates, the magazine is all but guaranteeing that Ed Sheeran’s latest album X will enter the chart at #1. Billboard forecasts that Sheeran’s record, featuring the Pharrell Williams-assisted lead single ‘Sing...
  • Chris Isaak: Sparkly suits and sexy tunes

    Chris Isaak: Sparkly suits and sexy tunes

    Chris Isaak has had an eclectic career, buoyed by an extremely popular single and video, "Wicked Game," but reaching into rockabilly music, acting, and hosting his own television show. The one consistent element through his work is his unique brand of confident charm. Once you have seen him in...
  • Keane: Pleasant English pop music

    Keane: Pleasant English pop music

    Keane is not a band that is going to change the world or radically alter the face of pop music, but Tim Rice-Oxley, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quinn, and frontman Tom Chaplin deliver reliably well-crafted and enjoyable tunes, album after album. The English lads have battled their own personal demons...
  • Emerging artist spotlight: MKTO achieves breakthrough with 'Classic' hit song

    Emerging artist spotlight: MKTO achieves breakthrough with 'Classic' hit song

    That catchy pop song you’ve been hearing on the radio that name-drops Michael Jackson, Prince, Marvin Gaye, and Donny Hathaway and offers up the infectious hook, “Baby, you’re so classic” is the work of two young performers who began their careers as actors on Nickelodeon teen shows. “Classic” is...
  • Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd combat anti-gay protesters in 'Really Don't Care'

    Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd combat anti-gay protesters in 'Really Don't Care'

    Pop singer Demi Lovato premiered the music video for her single "Really Don't Care" on Wednesday (June 26). Lovato and the song's featured artist Cher Lloyd hit up L.A. pride earlier this month to combat protesting Westboro Baptist Church members with a colorful performance. "Really Don't Care" is...
  • Psy races up the charts with Snoop Dogg collaboration 'Hangover'

    Psy races up the charts with Snoop Dogg collaboration 'Hangover'

    The Korean rapper who initially looked like a one-hit wonder is now starting to build up quite a collection of hits. Earlier this month, “Gangnam Style” singer Psy unveiled the single “Hangover,” and the track has now risen to No. 26 on Billboard. It’s no Gangnam-sized smash, but a Top 30 showing...
  • Five artists worth seeing at the 2014 Electric Forest Festival

    Five artists worth seeing at the 2014 Electric Forest Festival

    The 2014 Electric Forest Festival, formerly the Rothbury Festival, kicks off today (June 26) in Rothbury, Michigan. It’s a sold-out, four-day camping event that features an interesting mix of jam bands, EDM artists, and pop acts. The String Cheese Incident is the big name on the bill, with...
  • Angelique Kidjo tells her story with memoir 'Spirit Rising'

    Angelique Kidjo tells her story with memoir 'Spirit Rising'

    It’s always interesting to delve into the background of a celebrity, especially one whose talent is always wrapped in positivity. African musician Angelique Kidjo is one such personality and she’s recently shared her incredible story through the publication of a memoir entitled Spirit Rising: My...
  • Spencer Sutherland to join Jake Miller and more at Six Flags August 23

    Spencer Sutherland to join Jake Miller and more at Six Flags August 23

    Spencer Sutherland, an unsigned and self-taught singer-songwriter from Columbus, Ohio, will be joining Jake Miller, Before You Exit, Jacob Whitesides, Nick Tangorra, All The Stops and Jordan Fisher for the RunAround Tour at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey on Aug. 23. Featuring pop...
  • Cyndi Lauper is still rocking with passion and punk

    Cyndi Lauper is still rocking with passion and punk

    Cyndi Lauper's punkish and in your face pop was a parent's nightmare. With her first hit, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," Lauper capitalized on the defiance of youth, the video featuring Captain Lou Albano from the WWF as her father. As her parents asked Lauper what she was going to do with her life...
  • Emerging artist spotlight: Tune-Yards

    Emerging artist spotlight: Tune-Yards

    With their new album "Nikki Nack" in stores and a recent performance on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" under their belts, Merrill Garbus’ experimental pop project Tune-Yards, long a cult favorite among indie rock fans, could be breaking through to the mainstream in a big way. Those unfamiliar...
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