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  • Thurston Moore inspires

    Thurston Moore inspires

    Together with Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore revolutionized guitar playing with the band Sonic Youth. The usage of unique guitar tuning and unique guitar playing created a cacophonously well-structured sound that changed the way many people hear music. At its best, no band has transcended and embodied...
  • Billy Idol Tempe in-store book signing a thrill for fans

    Billy Idol Tempe in-store book signing a thrill for fans

    Emily Cotman couldn’t believe her luck. Spike-haired rock star Billy Idol had just entered Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe where about 2000 fans were gathering Monday, Oct. 13 to get their copy of “Dancing With Myself,” Idol’s new memoir, autographed by the man himself. As squeals of delight...
  • Foo Fighters' intimate show at Cubby Bear to be streamed by HBO

    Foo Fighters' intimate show at Cubby Bear to be streamed by HBO

    The venue that first inspired Dave Grohl to become a musician will now be a part of one of the most noteworthy weeks of Grohl’s professional life. In celebration of the debut of their HBO series “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways,” which premieres this Friday, October 17 at 11 pm EST, Grohl and his...
  • Wolf Gang to release second album

    Wolf Gang to release second album

    Wolf Gang from London will be releasing their second album, entitled Alveron, on October 21st on Cherrytree/Interscope Records. Alveron was produced by Grammy and BRIT Award-winning producer Flood in London at Assault & Battery. Flood has also done the production for such groups as U2, Nine...
  • 4 Not-to-miss shows at Brooklyn's Glasslands

    4 Not-to-miss shows at Brooklyn's Glasslands

    Glasslands, one of Brooklyn's greatest live music venues, has several great shows coming up in the realm of hip hop, electro, soul, and every hybrid genre thereof. Here is just a handful of them; for the full calendar, make sure to click here. Since 2006, Glasslands has been home to some of the most...
  • A Shoreline Dream releases 'The Silent Sunrise'

    A Shoreline Dream releases 'The Silent Sunrise'

    The Silent Sunrise is the fourth full-length album from Barnum, Colorado's progressive shoegazers, A Shoreline Dream, and their first release in three years. Recorded in an early 20th century barn located in the historic Barnum (namesake of circus pioneer P.T. Barnum) neighborhood, this powerful...
  • Emerging artist: Vance Joy rides the 'Riptide' to success

    Emerging artist: Vance Joy rides the 'Riptide' to success

    If things had worked out differently for Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy, he might have turned into the next “Weird Al” Yankovic. “I would play Green Day's 'Time Of My Life' and sing silly lyrics over it. I guess that was my first creative stab at music,” Joy tells the Independent of his...
  • Sloan addresses the 'Commonwealth'

    Sloan addresses the 'Commonwealth'

    Sloan’s Commonwealth is a unique concept album. It’s a double album (a term that’s become relatively obsolete in our digital era), with four sides – or suits, as they're termed. These suits of the playing cards correspond to the four solo sides. Jay Ferguson’s side is titled Diamond, Chris Murphy’s...
  • Jimmy Page shares his new book 'Jimmy Page'

    Jimmy Page shares his new book 'Jimmy Page'

    Jimmy Page is coming! Yes, the great Led Zeppelin guitar hero is coming to Los Angeles in November. But before you get your hopes too high, temper your emotions with the information that Page will be in town to promote his new photographic autobiography, simply titled Jimmy Page. Even though he won...
  • Sanctus Real shares 'The Dream'

    Sanctus Real shares 'The Dream'

    The title track to Sanctus Real’s new album, The Dream, may be the best song the band has ever recorded. It's so good, in fact, you may not get to the rest of the album for a while. However, don’t miss out on the rest of this disc because it’s pretty darn good. On “The Dream,” vocalist Matt Hammitt...
  • Lincoln Brewster's breath of fresh air with 'Oxygen'

    Lincoln Brewster's breath of fresh air with 'Oxygen'

    Lincoln Brewster stands out among contemporary Christian worship artists, in that he has a distinctive guitar style. He’s a quality vocalist, too, but it’s his soaring string work that really makes his songs soar. The songs on Oxygen express a confident faith. Brewster explores this confident faith...
  • Legendary acts Garth Brooks and Motley Crue have this week's best concerts

    Legendary acts Garth Brooks and Motley Crue have this week's best concerts

    Garth Brooks and Motley Crue come from opposite ends of the musical spectrum, but they share top billing on our list of the best concerts in America for the week of October 12. Brooks and the Crue are so popular that their support acts are multiplatinum superstars Trisha Yearwood and Alice Cooper...
  • The Cult rocks hard with an '80s retro swag

    The Cult rocks hard with an '80s retro swag

    The Cult are an English hard rock band who had their first success in the mid 1980s.Lead by vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy (who are also the band's songwriters), the band evolved out of a number of early '80s incarnations and musical styles to release their first album as The Cult...
  • Mexican rockers Molotov release December U.S. tour dates

    Mexican rockers Molotov release December U.S. tour dates

    Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming American tour of Latin Grammy-winning Mexican hard rock band Molotov. The Agua Maldita Navidad Tour, launched in support of the group's latest record, kicks off December 3 in L.A. at the Regent Theater and continues across the country for three weeks...
  • Saving Abel announces tour dates and upcoming album 'Blood Stained Revolution'

    Saving Abel announces tour dates and upcoming album 'Blood Stained Revolution'

    Saving Abel, the Southern post-grunge band out of Mississippi, are currently in the studio recording a new album titled Blood Stained Revolution. Having devoted numerous songs and performances to the American ideology, with songs dedicated to the military including “18 Days,” “Drowning” and “Miss...
  • Set times revealed for 2014 Treasure Island Music Festival

    Set times revealed for 2014 Treasure Island Music Festival

    The Treasure Island Music Festival, set to take place next weekend on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay, has announced the set times for its 2014 music festival. At nearly two hours, the set time of Saturday night headliners Outkast is the longest any featured performer. The hip-hop duo will...
  • NYC to 'Feel the Noise' with the king of power-pop, Paul Collins

    NYC to 'Feel the Noise' with the king of power-pop, Paul Collins

    Power-pop legend Paul Collins will be performing in NYC on two dates this month in support of his recently released album, Feel the Noise. The first show is Oct. 18 at LES live music venue Cake Shop, and the second is Oct. 23 at Niagara Bar & Lounge in the East Village. The latter performance is...
  • Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band hits Verizon Theatre on Saturday

    Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band hits Verizon Theatre on Saturday

    There will be two Beatles coming to the DFW area in a three day period of time and the first is Ringo Starr. The concert takes place at the Verizon Theatre on Saturday night, Oct. 11, and will feature Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Unlike the Paul McCartney concert two nights later, Staarr’s...
  • Noel Gallagher to discuss new High Flying album Oct. 13

    Noel Gallagher to discuss new High Flying album Oct. 13

    If Noel Gallagher’s eagerly-anticipated sophomore effort with the High Flying Birds is anywhere near as memorable as their self-titled platinum-selling debut, fans of the celebrated frontman will soon be forgetting that he was ever in that “other band” – the one that sold close to 80 million records...
  • Lagunitas CouchTrippin’ tour set to hit New Orleans Oct. 12

    Lagunitas CouchTrippin’ tour set to hit New Orleans Oct. 12

    It’s October, so you know what that means. Time for beer and festivals! While there are plenty of places to celebrate Oktoberfest in New Orleans, some out-of-towners have devised a clever way to mingle beer tasting with live music. And on Oct. 12, Lagunitas CouchTrippin’ tour to New Orleans will...
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