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  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announce 2014 tour dates and new album details

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announce 2014 tour dates and new album details

    One of rock music's great live acts is hitting the road again. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have announced an extensive summer arena tour with support from fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Winwood. The trek kicks off on August 3, just a few days after the arrival of Petty’s latest album...
  • Kayaks, hula hoops and, of course, great music round out the 9th annual Bayou Boogaloo's final day.

    So much awesomeness has the Bayou Boogaloo nearly bursting at its seams

    Think of the Bayou Boogaloo as Jazz Fest’s little sister. Except, you know, it’s on a bayou. Also, there’s no admission fee, the grounds have ample trees that provide a shady escape from the heat, and the beer served is all local. In short, the Bayou Boogaloo is a little sister with attitude and a...
  • On track with Mississippi Rail Company’s Travers Geoffray

    On track with Mississippi Rail Company’s Travers Geoffray

    Living in the birthplace of American music doesn’t make someone an accomplished musician any more than munching on epicurean delights makes them a gourmet chef. But it doesn’t hurt either. Look no further than Mississippi Rail Company’s gifted frontman Travers Geoffray. The keyboardist/vocalist...
  • Rob Zombie announces new movie ‘3I’: Rocking dead

    Rob Zombie announces new movie ‘3I’: Rocking dead

    Rumor has it that loyal followers of under-appreciated film director Robert Cummings have been lobbying the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for years to add an award for Best Bloody Director of the Year. But don’t expect to hear Cummings’ name – or his better known handle Rob Zombie...
  • In defense of Morrissey

    In defense of Morrissey

    Today's popular music is all about forgetting your troubles and having a good time. Most song lyrics are about partying, hooking up and care-free debauchery. While it is important to have fun music, where are the artists who are focusing on political issues and emotional growth. Is there no one in...
  • Foo Fighters to release new album this fall: No more ‘Wasting Light’

    Foo Fighters to release new album this fall: No more ‘Wasting Light’

    A mushroom cloud ascending to the heavens generally isn’t something that gives one a peaceful, easy feeling – unless of course it signals a new album from America’s favorite atomic rock band. Foo Fighter’s much-anticipated eighth studio album will be released in the fall of 2014 along with an as yet...
  • Get ready to spend your New Orleans weekend boogying on the Bayou

    Get ready to spend your New Orleans weekend boogying on the Bayou

    They sure do know how to put on a festival down in New Orleans, and the annual Bayou Boogaloo is no exception. One of the city’s best kept secrets, the neighborhood hoe-down is celebrating its ninth year of providing great music, an arts market and delicious regional fare from May 16-18. An...
  • Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Offspring team up for Summer Nationals Tour

    Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Offspring team up for Summer Nationals Tour

    Unlike professional sports, punk rock doesn’t have an annual all-star game. But if it did it would look a lot like the Summer Nationals Tour. How else would one describe the prospect of getting The Offspring, Bad Religion and Pennywise on the same bill? For the first time in 20 years the three punk...
  • Paramore scores first ever top 10 on Billboard Hot 100 with 'Ain't it Fun'

    Paramore scores first ever top 10 on Billboard Hot 100 with 'Ain't it Fun'

    Alternative rock act Paramore scored its first ever top 10 single on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. The trio fronted by Hayley Williams hit no. 10 with "Ain't it Fun," Billboard reported on Wednesday (May 14). Paramore first formed in 2004 and released its debut album "All We Know is Falling...
  • Ed Sheeran hits stage and screen to support new album: ‘x’ marks the spot

    Ed Sheeran hits stage and screen to support new album: ‘x’ marks the spot

    It’s simple to drum up interest for a new album with a mere press conference. But no one has ever accused Ed Sheeran of being a simple guy. And with today’s announcement of the nuclear chain reaction surrounding the release of the white-hot artist’s eagerly awaited sophomore effort, Sheeran made...
  • Carlos Santana performs 'Saideira' on 'Good Morning America'

    Carlos Santana performs 'Saideira' on 'Good Morning America'

    One of the greatest guitar players of all time, Carlos Santana graced the stage of “Good Morning America” on Wednesday to promote “Corazon,” his first album in the Latin music genre. The 10-time Grammy winner gave “GMA” viewers a small taste of his 37th album by performing his song “Saideira” in the...
  • The Cure, Weezer, the National headline stellar 2014 Riot Fest lineups

    The Cure, Weezer, the National headline stellar 2014 Riot Fest lineups

    Last night, Riot Fest announced the 2014 lineups for its Chicago and Denver events, with the Cure, the National, Weezer, Social Distortion, the Flaming Lips, and Rise Against headlining both events. With stellar performance rosters and very affordable tickets - earlybird tix were available for less...
  • Red Rocks or bust: Confessions of a mad music fan

    Red Rocks or bust: Confessions of a mad music fan

    At some point in every wishful thinker’s life, they imagine traveling to some faraway land to experience one of the World’s Seven Wonders. Some lean towards the Tower of Pisa. Others give a big “thumbs up” to the Colosseum. Still others think the Great Wall of China is pretty great. But ask any...
  • The Black Keys get back to the basics on introspective new album 'Turn Blue'

    The Black Keys get back to the basics on introspective new album 'Turn Blue'

    It’s easy to forget given the thick sound of their biggest hits, but The Black Keys are a two-member band. Their earliest albums, like the raw, yet focused Rubber Factory, sounded like the work of a drums-and-guitar duo but since bringing producer Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton into the fold starting...
  • Sam Moore on 'They Killed A King:' Straight from the soul, man

    Sam Moore on 'They Killed A King:' Straight from the soul, man

    There are thousands of aspiring vocalists out there, every one of them a Grammy winner-in-the-making. Just ask them. And what they wouldn’t give to be able to sing with soul legend Sam Moore’s instinctive passion. But for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer that delivered such powerful records as “Hold...
  • Neil Young and Jack White to press tonight's 'Fallon' performance live to vinyl

    Neil Young and Jack White to press tonight's 'Fallon' performance live to vinyl

    Jack White likes using records to set them. Just weeks after landing in the Guinness Book by recording the “world’s fastest record,” the former White Stripes frontman and vinyl impresario is taking his record-setting record-pressing act on the road, joining Neil Young on Monday night’s “Tonight Show...
  • Fashion Meets Music Festival announces stellar after party lineup

    Fashion Meets Music Festival announces stellar after party lineup

    Clothes really do make the band, so it seems. The inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival’s announcement of the scintillating after party acts and venues for the event promises to make it the grandest marriage of music and fashion since Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall…or Ric Ocasek and Paulina Porizkova...
  • The best of Jazz Fest 2014: A perfect ten

    The best of Jazz Fest 2014: A perfect ten

    It was the best of times, it was the best of times. Had The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival begun its epic run 145 years ago rather than 45, Dickens’ oft-quoted opening line of “A Tale Of Two Cities” might be rolling off the tongues of bibliophiles a little bit differently. After seven...
  • Standing ovations and festive parades make up Jazz Fest 2014's final day

    Standing ovations and festive parades make up Jazz Fest 2014's final day

    Not to be outdone by the amazing acts of the previous days, Jazz Fest performers brought everything they had to the stage on Sunday. Starting strong and finishing with showers of appreciation from die-hard fans, Sunday turned out to be the best possible culmination of the 45th anniversary Jazz Fest...
  • Award-winning accessibility services available for Jazz Fest attendees

    Award-winning accessibility services available for Jazz Fest attendees

    Jazz Fest is world-renowned for its incredible food, lively atmosphere and, of course, a phenomenal list of some the best jazz, funk, rock and blues music on the planet. Jazz Fest attendees may not know, however, that the festival also has an award-winning Accessibility Program for handicapped...
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