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  • Pistoleros 'Shine' at CD release show

    Pistoleros 'Shine' at CD release show

    Fans at Phoenix concert venue Last Exit Live got a special treat this past Saturday as local heroes Pistoleros chose the place to officially debut their latest release, Shine. The new record is the band’s first for local imprint Fervor Records, which is also home to Arizona-based artists like Bruce...
  • Good musical housing with 'Mansion Songs' by Howlin Rain

    Good musical housing with 'Mansion Songs' by Howlin Rain

    Howlin Rain's Mansion Songs is a tough project to get a firm handle on. For starters, there isn't a clear lyrical them or musical direction. Instead, it's all over the map on both counts. The project's most noteworthy song – at least upon first listen – is “Restless.” This is because the song is so...
  • Jellyfish contemplates its musical naval with 'Bellybutton'

    Jellyfish contemplates its musical naval with 'Bellybutton'

    Omnivore Recordings, bless their hearts, has re-released Jellyfish's power pop classic, Bellybutton, complete with added demos and live tracks. The album includes a few of Jellyfish's biggest hits, including “That Is Why,” which made it to 11 on Billboard's Modern Rock Chart, as well as “Baby's...
  • Rolling Stones wish Mick Taylor a belated happy birthday

    Rolling Stones wish Mick Taylor a belated happy birthday

    The Rolling Stones have extended a belated happy birthday to ex-Stones lead guitarist Mick Taylor. The veteran British blues rocker turned 66 on Jan. 17. Posting an update Jan. 19 to their official Facebook page, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers posted a shot of Taylor performing as a guest artist...
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ex-drummer Dallas Taylor dead at 66

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ex-drummer Dallas Taylor dead at 66

    Dallas Taylor, a session drummer best known for his work with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young died on Jan. 18 at age 66 in Los Angeles. Cause of death is not yet known. According to an article posted Jan. 18 at Ultimate Classic Rock, the veteran rocker's passing was announced by Taylor's wife...
  • Jesse Malin magnificently morphs

    Jesse Malin magnificently morphs

    In morphing between the genres of punk rock and confessional singer-songwriter, Jesse Malin brings them together as one. A highly talented songwriter (and punk band member) with a vocal style that evokes Neil Young, Malin has collaborated with and covered a unique cross-section of classic...
  • Dave Matthews Band heading to Detroit for summer show

    Dave Matthews Band heading to Detroit for summer show

    One of the biggest summertime traditions for not only Detroiters, but for fans of rock and folk all over the country, is to head out and listen to the Dave Matthews Band live in concert, almost always in an outdoor setting. This summer, Detroiters won't have to travel very far at all to experience...
  • This week's best concerts: Patti Smith, Rise Against, Linkin Park

    This week's best concerts: Patti Smith, Rise Against, Linkin Park

    Punk rock plays a big role in this week's list of the best concerts across America. Punk music from the '70s, '80s and '10s is represented with Patti Smith, Billy Idol, and Rise Against, all of whom perform multiple shows during the next seven days. Joining these artists on our countdown are an...
  • Sly Stone just wants his family and friends to dance to the music

    Sly Stone just wants his family and friends to dance to the music

    Sly Stone is an American singer and multi-instrumentalist who's best known for his work with his band "Sly and the Family Stone." His work with combining the sounds of psychedelic music, funk and soul has made him one of the most unique musicians to come out of the late sixties/early seventies rock...
  • Fleetwood Mac forced to cut Nebraska concert short due to health issues

    Fleetwood Mac forced to cut Nebraska concert short due to health issues

    Fleetwood Mac were forced to a cut short their a show in Lincoln, Nebraska, when drummer Mick Fleetwood suddenly fell ill. The two-time Grammy winners were performing on Jan. 17 at Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena to an estimated crowd of 14,000. According to an article posted Jan. 18 at the Omaha...
  • Chicago concerts this week: Sam Smith and more

    Chicago concerts this week: Sam Smith and more

    Break up your workweek schedule by catching a concert or two in Chicago. From lunchtime concerts to late-night performances, there are plenty of shows on the schedule in the Windy City this week. Check out some of the shows slated for the week of Jan. 19 through 23, 2015, in Chicago. Cowboy Mouth...
  • Andrew W.K., King of Partying

    Andrew W.K., King of Partying

    Musician and King of Partying Andrew Wilkes-Krier, performing as Andrew W.K., has a surprising history behind his white-clad, fun-loving persona--he's a classically trained pianist. Born in 1979 in California and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, W.K. took up classical piano at age 4 and attended a...
  • An interview with Lee Perreira: Phoenix singer about to break globally

    An interview with Lee Perreira: Phoenix singer about to break globally

    Lee Perreira dishes out his brand of soulful acoustic rock to fans in the Phoenix area on a regular basis, but it may not be that way for much longer. With the stellar album Melodies for Marie and a video of its standout track “Running from the Rose” already garnering national attention, Perreira...
  • 'The Questionnaire' with Swanky Tiger

    'The Questionnaire' with Swanky Tiger

    Punk-infused hard rock band Swanky Tiger recently released a new album, Empires to rave reviews. The project was mastered in the legendary Cutting Room Studios in NoHo, and reflects a cultivated and intricate sound far beyond the band's years. The band was originally formed as The Young DeVotchkas...
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen will play Schubas Tavern in Chicago

    Catfish and the Bottlemen will play Schubas Tavern in Chicago

    Following an extensive summer tour that included over 30 major festival appearances, Welsh breakout band Catfish and the Bottlemen will return stateside starting in February. They will hit major markets such as Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Minneapolis, Detroit, Boston, New York, Washington...
  • RedGorilla Music Fest continues support of indie musicians in 2015

    RedGorilla Music Fest continues support of indie musicians in 2015

    Fans of independent musicians, mark your calendars and round up your friends because RedGorilla Music Fest is returning to Austin, Texas, later this year and is ready to make some noise. Held March 16 through 21, 2015, the six-day event celebrates independent musical groups. RedGorilla Music Fest is...
  • RedGorilla Music Fest announces 2015 dates: Welcome to the jungle

    RedGorilla Music Fest announces 2015 dates: Welcome to the jungle

    William Shakespeare was long gone by the time organizers launched the “Festival Formerly Known As The DreamScapers Artist Showcase” 13 years ago. But there’s no doubt that the most poetic of dudes was speaking prophetically of the since renamed RedGorilla Music Fest when he referred to “hidden...
  • Rush to receive humanitarian honor at 2015 Juno Awards

    Rush to receive humanitarian honor at 2015 Juno Awards

    Rush has been announced as the 2015 recipient of the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for their work with various charities. The legendary Canuck prog-rockers will receive the honor during the 2015 Juno Awards at a special dinner presentation to be held March 14 in Hamilton, Ontario. According to a...
  • Meghan Trainor and Fall Out Boy are on track for No. 1 albums this month

    Meghan Trainor and Fall Out Boy are on track for No. 1 albums this month

    If early sales and preorder figures are any indication, both Meghan Trainor and Fall Out Boy could be headed for No. 1 albums in the next two weeks. Billboard reports that Trainor's Title is the runaway leader in sales this week, while Hits Daily Double forecasts that Fall Out Boy's American Beauty...
  • Jeff Bridges and The Abiders play the historic Fox Theatre Tucson Jan. 10, 2015.

    ‘Starman’ Bridges gap between past and present at The Fox Theatre

    In keeping with his prodigious histrionic talents, Jeff Bridges’ exceptional Jan. 10 Fox Theatre show was more an intricate four-act play than an ordinary concert. Along with his gifted supporting cast The Abiders – Chris Pelonis (lead guitar/vocals), Bill Flores (pedal steel/accordion), Tom...
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