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  • Elvis Costello is coming to The Hollywood Bowl

    Elvis Costello is coming to The Hollywood Bowl

    When Elvis Costello arrives at The Hollywood Bowl this weekend for two shows, he’ll be supporting a great (relatively) new Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs album, which he recorded with The Roots, the house band for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Costello will be joined for these shows by Ben...
  • This week in New Orleans music: Benefits, CD releases and a homecoming

    This week in New Orleans music: Benefits, CD releases and a homecoming

    Labor Day typically represents the end of summer, even if the official first day of fall isn’t for a few weeks. And in New Orleans, autumn means that the music scene gets more lively. (If that’s possible.) Hometown bands return from tour, and national acts book the Crescent City’s best venues left...
  • Detroit artist Bob Seger leaks new album track listing on social media

    Detroit artist Bob Seger leaks new album track listing on social media

    Ever since news broke last week that Bob Seger would be releasing his first new album in eight years, social media has been abuzz with talk and discussion about anticipation for the new record. On Sunday, Seger treated his fans to quite a holiday weekend treat when his Instagram and Facebook...
  • Rubblebucket release new album ‘Survival Sounds’ on Communion

    Rubblebucket release new album ‘Survival Sounds’ on Communion

    The New York Times’ “Press Play” is streaming Rubblebucket’s new album Survival Sounds out now on Communion. Noisey recently premiered the official new video for track “Carousel Ride” on YouTube. Also, the band recently shared the live video of their song “My Life” via YouTube as well. To support...
  • This week's best concert options: Aerosmith and Bleachers

    This week's best concert options: Aerosmith and Bleachers

    The big name on our weekly collection of the best concert tours in America is Aerosmith, the Boston rockers who have been going strong since the early ‘70s. Other great options this week include a new band with retro rock sound, a superstar country trio, a soulful female voice, and a laid-back pop...
  • Julian Casablancas unveils cover art and tracklist for 'Tyranny' with The Voidz

    Julian Casablancas unveils cover art and tracklist for 'Tyranny' with The Voidz

    The Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas unveiled the cover art for his upcoming album with The Voidz on Aug. 29. He revealed the tracklist of Tyranny as well with some very interesting song titles. Tyranny is Casablancas' first album sans The Strokes since his debut solo album Phrazes for the Young...
  • Night Ranger interview: Guitarist Brad Gillis talks High Road and solo album

    Night Ranger interview: Guitarist Brad Gillis talks High Road and solo album

    This summer, Night Ranger is out tearing up the road in support of its new album High Road. The new record is the band’s eleventh studio effort, and an album that finds the Night Ranger mining its sonic roots for the signature sound that fans fell in love with three decades ago. Night Ranger...
  • Live Review: Billy Corgan impresses with Ravinia debut

    Live Review: Billy Corgan impresses with Ravinia debut

    On Aug. 30, 2014, Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan made his Ravinia debut with an intimate set which was less than traditional for the “wine and cheese” venue. For this truly hometown show, as Corgan's home and tea shop Madame Zuzu's are both located nearby in Highland Park, Corgan started...
  • The Dirty Heads bring the wide variety

    The Dirty Heads bring the wide variety

    The Dirty Heads have gained a reputation of being a kind of modern rap/reggae hybrid. And while the new Sound of Change may not be the sound of a complete stylistic changeover, there are clear signs of musical growth and maturity. The opener, and title track, even sounds like a Maroon 5 single. That...
  • MercyMe welcomes one and all to the new

    MercyMe welcomes one and all to the new

    When MercyMe called their new album Welcome to the New, they certainly were not kidding. The word ‘new’ is sprinkled all throughout this recording. Such overall newness makes the group’s upcoming show at the L.A. County Fair on September 10 so promising. Also, if all you know about MercyMe is the...
  • Blackwater Jukebox is one unusual music machine

    Blackwater Jukebox is one unusual music machine

    Los Angeles has been called a cultural melting pot, and nobody exemplifies this description better than the gypsy punk band Blackwater Jukebox. The group’s self-titled album sounds like a folk band was just dragged from the distant past, kicking and screaming into the future. One song titled...
  • The Royal Southern Brotherhood give Mike Zito a proper farewell in New Orleans

    The Royal Southern Brotherhood give Mike Zito a proper farewell in New Orleans

    What do you get when you take an Allman, add a Neville and then throw in an elite blues guitarist and a passionate back end? Nothing short of a massive blues explosion — they call themselves the Royal Southern Brotherhood. Onstage, the band doesn’t mince words. In fact, they hardly speak at all...
  • Bridge City Hustle headline soul, rock, pop, lineup at Pianos in New York City

    Bridge City Hustle headline soul, rock, pop, lineup at Pianos in New York City

    On Tuesday, September 23, Pianos in New York City's Lower East Side will be hosting some of the greatest local and touring musicians, with a lineup stocked to the brims. Headliners Bridge City Hustle will be joined by Pennsylvania alt rockers Daily Grind, who will be stopping by on their East Coast...
  • Steely Dan playing 9 New York area gigs this September

    Steely Dan playing 9 New York area gigs this September

    New York area classic rock fans will have nine chances to catch iconic jazz-rock fans Steely Dan in an intimate setting next month when the band – steered by the core creative duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker – comes to the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey (Sept. 3 and 4), the Mayo...
  • Portugal the Man and Grouplove drive Honda Civic Tour into Dallas

    Portugal the Man and Grouplove drive Honda Civic Tour into Dallas

    The Honda Civic Tour hits Dallas on Sunday night with Grouplove and the always interesting Portugal. The Man. The show takes place at the South Side Music Hall at Gilly’s in Dallas. The Honda Civic Tour is in its 13th year and this is the first leg of three distinctive different tours, each...
  • Very irritated performer: Savages’ Jehnny Beth criticizes ‘system of class'

    Very irritated performer: Savages’ Jehnny Beth criticizes ‘system of class'

    It’s a very confusing time to be a music fan. This performer allows, nay encourages videos, pictures and the occasional oil painting at their gigs – notwithstanding any unsightly nasal hair. That performer shuts down the show if they but hear a rumor of a rogue cell-phone operator. Artists are...
  • The Go-Go's still got the beat after 30 years

    The Go-Go's still got the beat after 30 years

    The Go-Go's have been performing and recording for well over 30 years since they made their mark in music history with the album Beauty and the Beat. They are still the first and only all-female band to write, compose and play all their own instruments in a Top Ten hit according to Billboard...
  • Chicago and REO Speedwagon roll into Dallas for 2014 tour

    Chicago and REO Speedwagon roll into Dallas for 2014 tour

    Less than one week after pre-teens dragged their parents and grandparents to watch One Direction perform at the AT&T Stadium, parents will take revenge by taking their kids to see two of the most iconic rock and roll bands of the '70s and '80s. On Sunday night, Aug. 31, REO Speedwagon and...
  • Bruce Springsteen announces new children's book 'Outlaw Pete'

    Bruce Springsteen announces new children's book 'Outlaw Pete'

    Yesterday, Simon & Schuster announced that it will be publishing a new children's book by Bruce Springsteen, based on his 2009 Working on a Dream track “Outlaw Pete.” Springsteen has co-written the book with cartoonist/writer Frank Caruso. The book, like the song, will tell the tale of a bank...
  • A Flock of Seagulls fly into town with Lost '80s Live show

    A Flock of Seagulls fly into town with Lost '80s Live show

    If you are a fan of '80s pop band A Flock of Seagulls, then you probably remember the first time you saw one of the group’s videos on MTV; the band’s music was catchy and fun, but it was difficult to take your eyes off lead singer Mike Score’s hairdo, an outrageous design meant to emulate the wings...
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