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  • 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...
  • The 10 most underrated Michael Jackson songs

    The 10 most underrated Michael Jackson songs

    As the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death approaches, fans are once again pausing to remember one of the greatest entertainers in the history of popular culture. While the King of Pop still receives steady radio airplay for classic hits like “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Thriller,” “Rock With You...
  • Top Five Katy Perry songs that Hillary Clinton could have chosen over 'Roar'

    Top Five Katy Perry songs that Hillary Clinton could have chosen over 'Roar'

    Utilizing Instagram to its fullest potential, on June 20 superstar Katy Perry posted a picture of herself and former first lady Hillary Clinton. In the photo, Perry was proudly displaying presumably her copy of Hillary’s book “Hard Choices” and smiling radiantly. Accompanying the shot was the tweet...
  • Candlebox brings a great mix of new hits and '90s flasbacks

    Candlebox brings a great mix of new hits and '90s flasbacks

    One of the iconic names from the '90s is that of Candlebox, and they are still around even though their first album hit the world in 1993. They've had some ultimate hits over the years, and haven't been one of those bands that put out a lot of albums, but were one of those that looked to...
  • Masked Intruder brings love, crime and music together

    Masked Intruder brings love, crime and music together

    Masked Intruder, a pop punk band from Madison, Wis., is certainly an entertaining act. With an air of mystery about them, these performers wear their masks at all times and refrain from revealing their true identities to fans (presumably because they don't want to get caught for their crimes). Going...
  • What makes Gwen Stefani such a powerhouse in concert?

    What makes Gwen Stefani such a powerhouse in concert?

    Gwen Stefani is more than just a pretty face – although the singer known for her bright red lips, pale skin and platinum blonde hair is certainly attractive. Stefani is a powerhouse vocally as well, and those vocals are part of the reason she’s such a unique singer to watch in concert. This female...
  • Top 5 Bands to watch when the Vans Warped Tour hits Holmdel, NJ on July 6

    Top 5 Bands to watch when the Vans Warped Tour hits Holmdel, NJ on July 6

    Now underway for its 20th consecutive summer, the Vans Warped Tour will hit Holmdel, New Jersey at the PNC Bank Arts Center on July 6. Artists ranging from Katy Perry to Green Day have gotten their start on the festival, and this year the punk rock traveling circus will feature over 100 bands...
  • Listen: Walk the Moon rocks the disco on new single 'Shut Up and Dance'

    Listen: Walk the Moon rocks the disco on new single 'Shut Up and Dance'

    Pop-rock outfit Walk the Moon premiered the new single "Shut Up and Dance" on Sunday (June 22). The giddy dance anthem previews the band's third studio album. Walk the Moon - comprised of members Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman and Eli Maiman - first released its debut album i want! i...
  • James Blunt: from serving his country to serving us great music

    James Blunt: from serving his country to serving us great music

    James Blunt had a smash hit in 2004 with the love song "You're Beautiful." The third single from the British singer's debut album Back To Bedlam reached the top spot on four different Billboard singles charts in the United States: the Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary and Pop 100. It also...
  • Fun achieves huge success thanks to Nate Ruess' past experience

    Fun achieves huge success thanks to Nate Ruess' past experience

    Before forming Fun., Nate Ruess had a decent indie career with the band The Format with his long time friend Sam Means. The two had been friends since grade school and fought for everything they achieved. When the time came for the two men to go their separate ways, Ruess took everything he learned...
  • Swedish singer Lykke Li aims for breakout with third album 'I Never Learn'

    Swedish singer Lykke Li aims for breakout with third album 'I Never Learn'

    Indie rock fans have been familiar with Lykke Li since her 2008 debut Youth Novels made her the darling of the music blogging community. But the larger music world is still getting to know the 28-year-old Swedish singer, whose dark, introspective pop music falls somewhere between Bat for Lashes and...
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