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  • Hyde Bellagio adds lineup of local musicians in August

    Hyde Bellagio adds lineup of local musicians in August

    Hyde Bellagio is adding a little local flavor to Thursday nights on the Las Vegas Strip. All throughout the month of August, local Las Vegas talent will take the stage for popular ‘Live Thursdays’. Beginning on Aug. 7, Hyde Bellagio will transform from a boutique nightclub to a lively music lounge...
  • Powerman 5000 vocalist talks new album, 'Builders of the Future'

    Powerman 5000 vocalist talks new album, 'Builders of the Future'

    This May, Powerman 5000 returned with its seventh studio album, Builders of the Future, which sold 4,200 copies in its first week of release. After taking sonic twists and turns over the last few records, frontman and founder Spider One journeyed back to the sound that put he and the band on the...
  • Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas: Eat, bowl and enjoy concerts in August

    Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas: Eat, bowl and enjoy concerts in August

    Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas announced its August lineup including EDM mainstays Flume, Disclosure, Cut Copy and Chromeo as well as The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Avett Brothers. On Aug. 6, Disclosure, a United Kingdom garage band formed by brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, will perform its house...
  • Lollapalooza 2014 Saturday highlights: Outkast reclaim their throne

    Lollapalooza 2014 Saturday highlights: Outkast reclaim their throne

    Ten years after they abdicated their throne atop the world of popular music to pursue solo work and ill-advised soundtrack projects, Andre 3000 and Big Boi are royalty once again. Outkast's 2014 tour of music festivals around the world brought them to Lollapalooza on Saturday, August 2, where they...
  • Exclusive: Interview with Julian Fulton and the Zombie Gospel

    Exclusive: Interview with Julian Fulton and the Zombie Gospel

    Rock and roll may have changed over the decades, but groups like Julian Fulton and the Zombie Gospel out of New Jersey are keeping it alive and well. To date, they've released an EP, Heart & Arms, and a single, "Two Little Thieves"; Fulton says he hopes to get to work on the group's debut full...
  • OC Fair concert preview: 311 and The Wheeland Brothers

    OC Fair concert preview: 311 and The Wheeland Brothers

    This year's OC Fair has given audiences plenty of classic rock acts and throwbacks of an age gone by. But for some, to classify bands like The Offspring, Bad Religion, and on August 3, 311, as "classic rock" might be a bit painful. It has been 25 years since the Omaha, Nebraska natives got together...
  • Surfer-songwriters Frankenreiter and Curren coming to the Bowery and the Pony

    Surfer-songwriters Frankenreiter and Curren coming to the Bowery and the Pony

    Surfer and recording artist Donovan Frankenreiter brings his charming, laid back brand of folk/rock music to the New York/New Jersey area for shows at Manhattan’s Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, August 7 and Asbury Park’s Stone Pony on Saturday, August 9. For the gigs, which are part of his ongoing...
  • Lorde and Lykke Li lead a female-dominated opening day of Lollapalooza 2014

    Lorde and Lykke Li lead a female-dominated opening day of Lollapalooza 2014

    Someone forgot to tell the women of Lollapalooza that Eminem and Arctic Monkeys were the Friday headliners, because moody pop singers Lorde and Lykke Li were the day's real highlights, while Iggy Azalea and female-fronted bands Phantogram and Chvrches also drew substantial crowds. Lorde performed in...
  • Good times with Family Force 5

    Good times with Family Force 5

    Family Force 5's latest album, Time Stands Still, contains more overtly Christian worshipful music than many of the band’s prior releases. Examples include “Show Love,” which speaks of how being loving is a primary purpose in the Christian’s life, whereas “Walk on Water” expresses a desire to follow...
  • Midge Ure reveals his fragile side

    Midge Ure reveals his fragile side

    Although Midge Ure fought poverty and world hunger with the single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” a celebrity-packed track that he both co-wrote and produced, the man had to fight one of his own demons when he recently gave up drinking. You can hear his song of victory when listening to “I Survived...
  • Tom Petty has us all under his spell

    Tom Petty has us all under his spell

    Tom Petty’s & The Heartbreakers’ new Hypnotic Eye album casts a familiar, welcomed spell. Petty is not one of the beautiful people, with an accompanying pretty voice. He is, however, an expressive singer that can come off like your empathetic big brother one minute, and a grizzled cynic - with a...
  • John Fogerty and Jackson Browne team up for area shed Shows

    John Fogerty and Jackson Browne team up for area shed Shows

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famers John Fogerty and Jackson Browne are co-headlining two concerts in the New York area early next week. Select tickets for these exclusive shows – slated for the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Aug. 4 and the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – were still available at press...
  • DragonForce mixes speedy hard rock with Johnny Cash

    DragonForce mixes speedy hard rock with Johnny Cash

    DragonForce has earned a reputation as one of the fastest bands in contemporary hard rock. However, the group throws a true wild card into its latest album, Maximum Overload by covering “Ring of Fire,” an iconic hit song for legendary country star, Johnny Cash. It’s a testament to the influence of...
  • Tim Booth talks about new James album

    Tim Booth talks about new James album

    To put it bluntly, La Petite Mort,” the French language-titled new album by the British band James, has a lot of death in it. The fact that the word 'death' is even in the album title, albeit written in a foreign tongue, ought to give you a big clue about its contents. However, singer and primary...
  • Mudvayne on hiatus, but not done yet

    Mudvayne on hiatus, but not done yet

    Mudvayne formed in 1996 at the perfect time for their particular sound. Their willingness to push hard enough to emerge onto a scene with countless other metal bands with merit, gave them an earned spot among the bunch. It was a great time in metal and Mudvayne contributed with ripping songs like...
  • Limp Bizkit still able to get by as a cross-genre success

    Limp Bizkit still able to get by as a cross-genre success

    With white rapper Fred Durst heading Limp Bizkit, it always was an odd combination for a nu metal band. However, even with the hip-hop thrown in, Limp Bizkit can be, though not all the time, nothing short of metal, largely thanks to the awesome insanity of guitarist Wes Borland. Sam Rivers on bass...
  • Ill Nino still killing it with 2014 album 'Til Death, La Familia'

    Ill Nino still killing it with 2014 album 'Til Death, La Familia'

    During the crazed nu metal explosion of the early 2000s, Ill Nino emerged from New Jersey with hits like "What Comes Around." Made up of Latin American members, the band was formed by drummer Dave Chavarri, currently former drummer for Soulfly. You will notice singer Cristian Machado sometimes...
  • Travis Wheeland of Wheeland Brothers on HSMF, songwriting, and loving the coast

    Travis Wheeland of Wheeland Brothers on HSMF, songwriting, and loving the coast

    The music of the Wheeland Brothers celebrates life on the coast, time spent with good friends, adventures on the road - all of life's simple pleasures. Nate "Frogg" Wheeland and Travis Wheeland have been songwriting together since childhood, and after one fateful trip, decided to share their...
  • Primus’ new album set for Oct. 21 release: Reunited and it sounds so good

    Primus’ new album set for Oct. 21 release: Reunited and it sounds so good

    For the creative geniuses among us, inspiration is a river without end. Or in the case of Les Claypool, a river of chocolate without end. The visionary Primus bassist recently reassembled the band’s classic lineup to record their first full-length studio effort in nearly 20 years. Claypool...
  • Five under the radar acts worth seeing at Lollapalooza 2014

    Five under the radar acts worth seeing at Lollapalooza 2014

    Headliners like Eminem and Outkast may get all the attention at Lollapalooza, but more than 100 bands will be performing during the course of the festival this weekend (Aug. 1-3) at Chicago’s Grant Park. Quite often, unexpectedly awesome sets from artists that most fans have never heard of end up...
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