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  • Chrissie Hynde bring ‘Stockholm’ tracks and Pretenders hits to Red Bank and NYC

    Chrissie Hynde bring ‘Stockholm’ tracks and Pretenders hits to Red Bank and NYC

    New York area music fans will have two opportunities to catch Pretenders’ frontwoman Chrissie Hynde next month, as the rock and roll legend tours behind her first ever solo LP Stockholm. Hynde and her band will play the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey on November 2 before taking the...
  • Pearl Jam and Heart top the list of this week's best concerts

    Pearl Jam and Heart top the list of this week's best concerts

    Seattle music takes center stage on our weekly list of the top live concerts in the country. Heart and Pearl Jam both emerged from the Emerald City and went on to massively successful careers, and both have several shows coming up during the week of October 19. Heart were inducted into the Rock and...
  • Five Iron Frenzy return from the dead to impress fans

    Five Iron Frenzy return from the dead to impress fans

    After a ten-year absence, Five Iron Frenzy are back with quite a bang for their first album in 11 years. Engine of a Million Plots was released in 2013, and the band is back on the roadwith their blend of humor, biting analysis of the church and American society and ska, delighting their fans. The...
  • John Cale's contributions to music history: Velvet Underground and 'Hallelujah'

    John Cale's contributions to music history: Velvet Underground and 'Hallelujah'

    John Cale is best known as one of the founding members of Velvet Underground and as the man who made the song "Hallelujah" accessible to the masses. He is an accomplished musician not only in the rock genre but also in protopunk, drone and spoken word performance-based poetry. Velvet Underground was...
  • Sixx:A.M. release new video for 'Give Me a Love,' hitting Dallas on 2015 tour

    Sixx:A.M. release new video for 'Give Me a Love,' hitting Dallas on 2015 tour

    Sixx:A.M. is back with a brand new album, a new music video and their first headlining tour, and they will be hitting Dallas in 2015 for a special date while on the road. The album is Modern Vintage, the new music video is for their single “Give Me a Love” and the tour will hit Dallas on April 1...
  • Aussies Methyl Ethel release "Rogues"

    Aussies Methyl Ethel release "Rogues"

    Perth, Australia’s Jake Webb, aka Methyl Ethel, has just released the first single from his forthcoming debut album. Written and recorded over the summer in the doorless room of his steamy living quarters - an old shopfront in Fremantle, in the his native home of Australia, "Rogues" is volatile and...
  • Roger Daltrey: A triple threat rocker

    Roger Daltrey: A triple threat rocker

    Comedian Tom Smothers once referred to him as “Roger from Oz.” He also goes by the names Tommy, Pinball Wizard and McVicar. His remarkable performance at the original Woodstock Festival electrified the audience. Rolling Stone ranks him at number 61 among the greatest singers ever. Did we mention he...
  • Gwar, Agent Orange set to perform in New Jersey this week

    Gwar, Agent Orange set to perform in New Jersey this week

    Here are a list of shows set to take place all over New Jersey for the week of October 13 - October 19. Thursday October 16 Gwar @ Starland Ballroom Since the death of frontman Dave Brockie earlier this year, Gwar fans were left to wonder what would become of the band. With a new frontman ( Blothar...
  • Mike Doughty returns to experimental Soul Coughing sound on latest single

    Mike Doughty returns to experimental Soul Coughing sound on latest single

    If you’ve recently heard the quirky new Mike Doughty track on the radio and thought, “Is this some long, lost Soul Coughing track I somehow missed?,” you’re not alone. The former frontman for the alt-rock group has returned to the unpredictable style of his former band on his latest single, “Light...
  • Chris Isaak to perform in Modesto

    Chris Isaak to perform in Modesto

    Singer Chris Isaak will bring his holiday tour to Modesto in November, the Gallo Center for the Arts announced on Sunday. The performance is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on Nov. 28 at the center. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Oct. 18. Tickets are $49, $59, $79 or $99, depending on the...
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra presented by Hallmark

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra presented by Hallmark

    Those masters behind the all-consuming, powerful, and fully instrumental version of 'Carol of the Bells' will be performing live at Consol Energy Center on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Trans-Siberian Orchestra is something of a musical enigma, due to its unusual origins, widely diversified and ever...
  • 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...
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