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  • Alabama Shakes' down home roots rock steals the show on Jazz Fest Friday

    Alabama Shakes' down home roots rock steals the show on Jazz Fest Friday

    At about the same time the great Chaka Khan was dealing with some sound issues on the Congo Square Stage, Brittany Howard and her band, Alabama Shakes, quietly took the Samsung Galaxy Stage by storm. The Americana-flavored rock band started out quiet at Jazz Fest on Friday, playing a slow jam at...
  • Local artists stand out on Jazz Fest’s second Friday

    Local artists stand out on Jazz Fest’s second Friday

    On yet another gorgeous day at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, a handful of musicians who call NOLA their hometown stole the show. Between the jazzy sounds of the Hot 8 Brass Band and the lovely voice of Theresa Andersson, there was a huge menu of local acts to see at Jazz Fest on Friday, May 2. While...
  • Keep on going after Jazz Fest ends with Thursday’s exciting post shows

    Keep on going after Jazz Fest ends with Thursday’s exciting post shows

    Ladies and gentlemen, another week of Jazz Fest is upon us. This time, it’s four days long, and the party doesn’t stop at 7 p.m. when the Fairgrounds start to clear. Head on down to the River, Louis Armstrong Park or Marigny, where the festival atmosphere rages on. Not sure what to do? Consider some...
  • Robert Plant mixes in Zeppelin classics at Jazz Fest for the perfect performance

    Robert Plant mixes in Zeppelin classics at Jazz Fest for the perfect performance

    As much as Robert Plant treasures New Orleans' musical roots, it's not hard for him to play to the crowd at Jazz Fest. When he sang “going to Louisiana with an aching in my heart,” switching up the lyrics to Led Zeppelin’s “Going to California,” he was rewarded with a wave of cheers. Throughout his...
  • Unlocking The Truth is wise beyond their years at Coachella

    Unlocking The Truth is wise beyond their years at Coachella

    While most kids start bands in their teens to express their angst and rage against curfews, guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse and drummer Jarad Dawkins started their metal band Unlocking the Truth at the tender ages of 10 and 11. The Brooklyn based band first made their debut at an Amateur Night at the...
  • The rumors of AC/DC's demise have been greatly exaggerated

    The rumors of AC/DC's demise have been greatly exaggerated

    If you're a fan of good rock music, the last day and a half has been a real rollercoaster of emotion. Yesterday, rumors began circulating that Malcolm Young, one of AC/DC's founders, was succumbing to health issues and would have to quit the band. It wasn't long after this depressing turn of events...
  • Rocklahoma reveals daily schedules, headliners include Kid Rock, Staind and more

    Rocklahoma reveals daily schedules, headliners include Kid Rock, Staind and more

    The daily lineups for the 2014 edition of Rocklahoma were unveiled on Monday. The 3-day rock festival scheduled for May 23-25 at the “Catch the Fever” festival grounds in Pryor, OK will feature headliners Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, and Kid Rock. Billed as “America’s biggest Memorial Day...
  • Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, AFI Unite for the Carnivores Tour

    Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, AFI Unite for the Carnivores Tour

    Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI will unite this summer for the Carnivores Tour, a 25-date North American trek beginning Friday, August 8th in West Palm Beach, Florida and running through September 19th in Concord, California. Tickets are on sale now at Live Nation and at Linkin Park and 3...
  • Robert Plant to Perform at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

    Robert Plant to Perform at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

    This year legendary rock frontman Robert Plant only has one stop in the U.S. during his summer tour and that's at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He'll be headlining with Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, and many more. The last time he performed at the...
  • The many sides of Zakk Wylde show up on BLS’ 'Unblackened'

    The many sides of Zakk Wylde show up on BLS’ 'Unblackened'

    This is the Zakk Wylde you don’t normally see, talking to a bunch of inmates at England’s HM Prison Stocken in the village of Stretton. Included on the upcoming Black Label Society DVD / CD / Blu-Ray Unblackened, which is to be released on Sept. 24, the popular guitar hero doesn’t just play for his...
  • Showstopper Series: Chevelle sells out Amos Southend in Charlotte

    Showstopper Series: Chevelle sells out Amos Southend in Charlotte

    Just when you thought they had fallen astray, Chevelle returns with vengeance! The band of brothers played to a sold out house at Amos Southend in Charlotte, SC on Thursday, March 14. The trio played to the packed house full of eager fans desperate to hear the favorites they’d come to love as well...
  • Black Keys celebrate big after multiple Grammy nods

    Black Keys celebrate big after multiple Grammy nods

    It seems even the U.K. customs officials are excited about the Black Keys’ multiple Grammy nominations. The group picked up five nods this past Wednesday (Dec. 5) for El Camino, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for the single “Lonely Boy.” Singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach, who’s also...
  • Neil Young, Patti Smith Rock Madison Square Garden

    Neil Young, Patti Smith Rock Madison Square Garden

    Two of rock’s most celebrated founding ‘fathers’ came together on Tuesday as Neil Young and Crazy Horse along with Patti Smith rocked New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Patti Smith’s raucous, distortion-heavy 40-minute set filled the arena with favorites like “Gloria” and “Dancing Barefoot...
  • New Bon Jovi record due out in March of next year

    New Bon Jovi record due out in March of next year

    While Jon Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora have been hardly resting since ending their world tour in July of 2011, (what with both working on solo projects and making a variety of appearances at shows and fundraisers), the global family that is Bon JoviNation has been experiencing major...
  • Chevelle rocks on at the Lifestyles Community Pavilion

    Chevelle rocks on at the Lifestyles Community Pavilion

    On Friday night, top modern rock band Chevelle hit the stage at the Lifestyles Community Pavilion in Columbus, OH. The crowd was over-the-top excited from the notes of the first song, "Sleep Apnea." Singer Pete Loeffler asked, Did you all drink a bunch of Monster before coming here?" All throughout...
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