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  • Fall Out Boy rocks The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

    Fall Out Boy rocks The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

    Pop punk band Fall Out Boy took over the Mophie Stage this weekend at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The Friday night concert was emceed by comedian Jim Florentine, with Danish trio New Politics opening up for Fall Out Boy. Best known for their songs “Harlem” and “Tonight You...
  • Placebo to bring 'Loud Like Love' tour to North America

    Placebo to bring 'Loud Like Love' tour to North America

    For the first time since 2007, the British alternative-rock dynamos Placebo, will be partaking in a full tour of the United States. It's been seven years, but with the release of their latest record, Loud Like Love, Placebo is fulfilling a promise they made late last year. Back in October of 201...
  • Arcade Fire and One Direction have this week's top concert tours

    Arcade Fire and One Direction have this week's top concert tours

    The week of August 17 provides plenty of options for live music fans. For the sophisticated indie rock listener, Arcade Fire would be the can’t-miss show of the week. For teens and pop music fans, the best option is One Direction – assuming you can score tickets, which have been in high demand. Read...
  • Grace Potter & The Nocturnals join Phases of the Moon lineup: Ooh la la

    Grace Potter & The Nocturnals join Phases of the Moon lineup: Ooh la la

    Those impish bakers at the Phases Of The Moon Music & Art Festival just added some incredibly delicious icing to their seemingly endless layer cake. The lineup for the inaugural event got a whole lot tastier with the Aug. 15 announcement of the addition of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. The...
  • Peter Frampton masterfully fretful at Ovations Live!

    Peter Frampton masterfully fretful at Ovations Live!

    Talent hits a target that no one else can hit. Genius hits a target that no one else can see. And by that measure, Peter Frampton’s epic Aug. 15 guitar recital at Ovations Live! would have made Einstein proud. Even though half of the rock legend’s tunes were from the chart topping, six-times...
  • Kanye West reportedly collaborating with Paul McCartney

    Kanye West reportedly collaborating with Paul McCartney

    From his Daft Punk collaboration “Stronger” to his recent industrial-rock-meets-hip-hop album Yeezus, Kanye West loves to think outside the box. His latest project could be his most surprising yet. The New York Post’s Page Six is reporting Aug. 18 that the self-proclaimed Rap God may be teaming up...
  • Life of Agony still carrying signature sound into new millennium

    Life of Agony still carrying signature sound into new millennium

    Life of Agony, or LoA, is a New York metal largely defined by the groove metal vocals of Mina Caputo, then known as Keith Caputo. With a bit of punk feel reminiscent of bands like Misfits, Life of Agony appealed to a wide audience of rock, metal and punk fans who could dance, mosh and just enjoy the...
  • The Howlin Wolf in New Orleans announces an exciting lineup of fall shows

    The Howlin Wolf in New Orleans announces an exciting lineup of fall shows

    The Howlin' Wolf kicked off the week of Aug. 11 by announcing a new fall show every day, a diverse selection of artists ranging from rockabilly to dance music. And on Aug. 15, the New Orleans live music venue gave away a pair of Buckcherry tickets to one lucky fan. Here’s a breakdown of fall shows...
  • Opeth to fire up fall tour with In Flames

    Opeth to fire up fall tour with In Flames

    Let us all give thanks that Mikael Åkerfeldt and his Opeth bandmates occasionally bless the universe with a new album or tour to remind us that there are musical Swedes … besides ABBA. The Nordic rockers provided a double blast of remembrance with the recent announcement of their fall tour in...
  • Karen O is coming to Los Angeles in September

    Karen O is coming to Los Angeles in September

    To herald her new solo album, Crush Songs, Karen O will be playing a few intimate, exclusive shows. Los Angeles is one of the lucky cities that will host three of these performances, as O will be playing The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on September 17, 18 and 19. Describing this new...
  • Ted Nugent rides into Texas through a storm of controversy

    Ted Nugent rides into Texas through a storm of controversy

    One of the most controversial rock stars in the world right now is legendary guitar wizard Ted Nugent. The outspoken rock and roll legend has never held his tongue when it comes to his political beliefs, whether it has been about the current leaders of the country or his right to bear arms. However...
  • Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden rise from the ashes in Dallas

    Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden rise from the ashes in Dallas

    It wasn’t that many years ago that fans thought they might never see two of the '90s greatest bands ever perform in concert again. However, not only are fans going to get to see Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails on the stage live again, but they are heading to Dallas on their 2014 world tour. The two...
  • 13th Floor Music Fest to present local Dallas bands at a great price

    13th Floor Music Fest to present local Dallas bands at a great price

    13th Floor Music is a newer music production company in Dallas that specializes in management, events and booking. Now that they are almost one year old, they have a talent roster that includes 15 bands and have now worked on booking their first music festival called the 13th Floor Music Fest...
  • John Oates finds a 'Good Road to Follow' as a frequent collaborator

    John Oates finds a 'Good Road to Follow' as a frequent collaborator

    Not many people get the chance to be a musical superstar, but even fewer can juggle two separate but successful musical careers at the same time. But that's what singer-songwriter John Oates has done. As a member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo Hall & Oates, he continues to pack in audiences...
  • Chris Isaak, Social Distortion join Hardly Strictly Bluegrass roster

    Chris Isaak, Social Distortion join Hardly Strictly Bluegrass roster

    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass continues to emphasize the "hardly" part with it's latest stealth release of the artist roster for this year's free hoedown in the park, with retro-rocker Chris Isaak and SoCal punk stalwarts Social Distortion and X joining the bill. The 14th annual edition of HSB takes...
  • The Weeks release ‘Buttons’ EP and announce Fall tour dates

    The Weeks release ‘Buttons’ EP and announce Fall tour dates

    The Weeks have released their 4-Song Buttons EP in time to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the band. The EP includes two revisited songs from their original release and two brand new compositions. The highlight of this EP is a re-recording of the first song they ever wrote (at 15 years of age...
  • Ed Kowalcyzk finds freedom to express himself, shifts focus to helping others.

    Ed Kowalcyzk finds freedom to express himself, shifts focus to helping others.

    Ed Kowalczyk, former front man for the multi-platinum band Live continues his resurgence back into the music scene with an ambitious tour spanning 14 countries. His time with Live included eight full-length albums, multiple world tours, a massive international fan base and CD sales exceeding 2...
  • U.K. band Catfish and the Bottlemen add U.S. fall tour dates

    U.K. band Catfish and the Bottlemen add U.S. fall tour dates

    Catfish and the Bottlemen are Van McCann (vocals, guitar), Billy Bibby (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums). The band signed to Communion records in 2013 and made a splash onto the London music scene with their song “Pacifier.” Following an extensive summer tour that included...
  • While on tour, Soundgarden without drummer Matt Cameron

    While on tour, Soundgarden without drummer Matt Cameron

    Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nail have joined forces for a summer tour of North America, but fans attending the shows will notice a new face behind the drum kit. The pair of Seattle based alt-rockers are currently in the middle of co-headline 26-date trek, which kicked off July 19 in Las Vegas at...
  • Chris Walla to leave Death Cab for Cutie after current tour

    Chris Walla to leave Death Cab for Cutie after current tour

    After 17 years as a member of Death Cab for Cutie, guitarist Chris Walla has announced he will be leaving the band in September. The 38-year-old broke the news in a post on The Stranger. He wrote, “I will miss being a quarter of this band, and will support whatever course Death Cab for Cutie chooses...
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