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  • SLS Las Vegas: The debut of The Sayers Club, Foxtail and LiFE Nightclub

    SLS Las Vegas: The debut of The Sayers Club, Foxtail and LiFE Nightclub

    One of the most anticipated developments on the Las Vegas Strip, SLS Las Vegas will officially open Aug. 23 with The Sayers Club, Foxtail and LiFE Nightclub. The music venues will kick off opening weekend Aug. 28-31. The Sayers Club, a Hollywood favorite, is kicking off its first weekend with Tove...
  • 'Things are snowballing in a great way right now': Interview with Patent Pending

    'Things are snowballing in a great way right now': Interview with Patent Pending

    "Things are snowballing in a great way right now," Patent Pending lead singer Joe Ragosta said when talking about the band's upcoming tours in Germany and Australia. AXS met up with Ragosta for an interview before their performance with MKTO at Irving Plaza last night (check out photos and a recap...
  • MIKA tops the pop charts with uninhibited and infectious feel-good hits

    MIKA tops the pop charts with uninhibited and infectious feel-good hits

    Not since Queen, The Beatles, or Elton John, the very artists British power-pop superstar MIKA (Michael Holbrook Penniman, Jr.) acknowledges as the influences behind his unique mix of glam/pop rock music, has there been a voice so distinctive and invigorating. “Queen — it’s almost like a lot of the...
  • Recap: The American Dream Tour hits Irving Plaza

    Recap: The American Dream Tour hits Irving Plaza

    Featuring Los Angeles duo MKTO, with support from fellow L.A. artist Tiffany Houghton (check out her interview with AXS here) and North Jersey group Action Item, The American Dream Tour hit New York City's Irving Plaza last night. Local heroes Patent Pending took the stage first, pumping up the...
  • Katy Perry brings the words of 'This is How We Do' to life in colorful video

    Katy Perry brings the words of 'This is How We Do' to life in colorful video

    Katy Perry premiered the music video for "This is How We Do" on July 31. In the colorful clip, she brings the words behind her new single to life. "This is How We Do" is the latest single from Perry's platinum-selling album Prism. Her party jam follows the tracks "Roar," "Unconditionally," "Dark...
  • August Alsina overcomes difficult past to emerge as breakout R&B star

    August Alsina overcomes difficult past to emerge as breakout R&B star

    The breakout star of June’s BET Awards was August Alsina, a 21-year-old newcomer who made his first chart appearance just a year ago with “I Luv This Shit,” a gold-certified Top 5 hit on the R&B charts. Alsina broke down at the BET ceremony while accepting his award for Best New Artist. The...
  • Grammy 2015 predictions: Beyonce, Sam Smith lead the early list of contenders

    Grammy 2015 predictions: Beyonce, Sam Smith lead the early list of contenders

    The 2015 Grammy Awards are still more than six months away, but the eligibility window for that ceremony is quickly closing. In order to be nominated at the ’15 Grammys, songs or albums must be released by the end of September 2014, which means there are only two months left before the “Grammy year...
  • A chat with Harry Wayne ‘KC’ Casey: Livin’ in a Sunshine state

    A chat with Harry Wayne ‘KC’ Casey: Livin’ in a Sunshine state

    To paraphrase a certain well-known bestseller, a music pioneer is not without honor except in his own industry. There’s just no other way to explain the fact that Harry Wayne “KC” Casey – he of the Sunshine Band – hasn’t been inducted into every possible music hall of fame, elected President, been...
  • With TV and film placements, Christina Perri rising to the top of pop rock

    With TV and film placements, Christina Perri rising to the top of pop rock

    Christina Perri might not be all over the radio today if not for FOX's reality series "So You Think You Can Dance." The singer-songwriter from Philadelphia was unsigned and still looking for her big break when a friend passed Perri's now-hit single "Jar of Hearts" to a choreographer on the show, and...
  • Neon Hitch cleans house in music video for 'Yard Sale'

    Neon Hitch cleans house in music video for 'Yard Sale'

    U.K. singer-songwriter Neon Hitch premiered the music video for her single "Yard Sale" on Tuesday (Aug. 5). She cleans house while celebrating new beginnings ahead. "Yard Sale" is one of the songs featured on Neon Hitch's debut album Eleutheromaniac. For long-time fans, a record from the singer has...
  • Taylor Swift brings happiness to a young boy battling Leukemia

    Taylor Swift brings happiness to a young boy battling Leukemia

    Taylor Swift is already considered America's sweetheart, and on Sunday, she proved yet again why she holds that title. Taylor made a surprise visit to Boston Children's Hospital where she met with Jordan Nickerson, a 6-year-old patient at the hospital. Jordan was born on November 7, 2007 and when he...
  • Listen: Nicki Minaj samples Sir Mix-a-Lot on new single 'Anaconda'

    Listen: Nicki Minaj samples Sir Mix-a-Lot on new single 'Anaconda'

    Rap star Nicki Minaj released her new single "Anaconda" on Sunday (August 3). She takes on Sir Mix-a-Lot's classic "Baby Got Back" from a woman's point-of-view. "Anaconda" is the latest single from Minaj's upcoming album The Pink Print. The sexual track follows her stripped-back and subdued ballad...
  • Santigold rocks electronic hip-hop on the mic and behind the scenes

    Santigold rocks electronic hip-hop on the mic and behind the scenes

    American singer-songwriter Santigold is no stranger to being compared to M.I.A., a fellow female MC from England, and on the surface the comparison is apt. They are both female indie artists making waves with their bold, unique styles and dynamics tracks. But delving into the depths of Santigold's...
  • Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas: Eat, bowl and enjoy concerts in August

    Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas: Eat, bowl and enjoy concerts in August

    Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas announced its August lineup including EDM mainstays Flume, Disclosure, Cut Copy and Chromeo as well as The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Avett Brothers. On Aug. 6, Disclosure, a United Kingdom garage band formed by brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, will perform its house...
  • Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour tops the list of this week's best concerts

    Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour tops the list of this week's best concerts

    August is a big month for music festivals, and the first week of the month features several major events across North America. On August 3, Lollapalooza and Osheaga wrap up in Chicago and Montreal, respectively, while on August 8, Outside Lands kicks off in San Francisco. Aside from these festivals...
  • Listen: Beyoncé premieres surprise remix of 'Flawless' with Nicki Minaj

    Listen: Beyoncé premieres surprise remix of 'Flawless' with Nicki Minaj

    Pop superstar Beyoncé premiered a surprise remix of "Flawless" on Saturday, Aug. 2. Rapper Nicki Minaj drops a verse on the new mix and finally scratches Beyoncé off her list of collaborators. Beyoncé's self-titled album is the gift that keeps on giving. The record was released in December of last...
  • Michael Jackson estate about to lose Neverland

    Michael Jackson estate about to lose Neverland

    Just up the 101 from Los Angeles, you’ll find the infamous Neverland Ranch. This was the house/playground once home of the late Michael Jackson. No matter what you may think of Jackson the man or the artist, this unique piece of property is one of the most fascinating pop music landmarks. Now...
  • Lorde to curate 'Hunger Games' soundtrack album

    Lorde to curate 'Hunger Games' soundtrack album

    Lorde will personally select the artists for the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Pt. 1. The two-time Grammy winner will also supply the lead single for the album. According to an article posted July 31 at Billboard.com, the 17-year-old New Zealand pop sensation has been given the nod by...
  • Fitz and The Tantrums announce Fall headline tour and headline Lollapalooza

    Fitz and The Tantrums announce Fall headline tour and headline Lollapalooza

    On the heels of "The Walker," Fitz & The Tantrums' second single to hit No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart in less than a year being certified Gold, the Los Angeles-based band announces plans to remain on the road through November 2014. The fall headline run will kick off on Sept. 2 at...
  • Tiffany Houghton talks New York City, Wicked and living the American dream

    Tiffany Houghton talks New York City, Wicked and living the American dream

    Only 20 years old, Texas native Tiffany Houghton is living the American dream: After years of working hard and "pounding the pavement" (she moved to New York at age nine, and later moved to Nashville at 17), she's now on the road supporting MKTO on the American Dream Tour. The American Dream Tour...
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