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  • Wild Feathers’ bring winning heartland rock to November Irving Plaza Gig

    Wild Feathers’ bring winning heartland rock to November Irving Plaza Gig

    As New York area Wild Feathers fans await the follow up to the Nashville rock act’s acclaimed eponymous 2013 Warner Bros debut album – which is expected next year – the group will hit Irving Plaza on November 21. That show will mark the culmination of the heartland rock band’s month long fall tour...
  • Recap: Major League and PVRIS at The Emporium in Patchogue, N.Y.

    Recap: Major League and PVRIS at The Emporium in Patchogue, N.Y.

    Just last week Boston alternative/pop-rock band PVRIS, New Jersey punk/alternative band Major League, Australian pop-punk band Tonight Alive, and Florida pop-rock band Mayday Parade hit the road on The Honeymoon Tour, and after shows in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., this Thursday, October 1...
  • Get Shorty: The best of ACL Fest Weekend 2 Day 2

    Get Shorty: The best of ACL Fest Weekend 2 Day 2

    More than a few “terrified” Austin City Limits Music Festival fans broke out in a cold sweat when they awoke Saturday morning to Mother Nature’s wrath, fearing a repeat of 2013’s Day 3-canceling downpour. But quicker than festivalgoers could say “let there be music,” the rain, rain went away. Oh ye...
  • Beck plays ACL Weekend 2 Day 1.

    ACL Weekend 2 Day 1: Music’s Beck and call

    With legendary rockers Keith Richards and Paul McCartney in their seventies and Eric Clapton not far behind, “ageless” is quickly becoming the most overused word in the world of music. But long after Macca, Slowhand and the Glimmer Twin have hung up their fretboards, Jimmy Cliff will be jumping and...
  • ACL Day 3 highlights: The best bands not named Pearl Jam

    ACL Day 3 highlights: The best bands not named Pearl Jam

    At the close of the Austin City Limits Music Festival’s first glorious weekend, few of the Zilker Park faithful would have been surprised to find out that a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee put on the most memorable show of Day 3 – especially given the exceptional two-hour set from Eddie Vedder...
  • ACL Day 2 highlights: News that Mathers

    ACL Day 2 highlights: News that Mathers

    Day 2 of the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival offered endless learning opportunities for the musically underinformed. And so in no particular order, here are just a few of the melodic tidbits of erudition served up to eager festivalgoers at Zilker Park on Saturday. There are bands that sound...
  • In Photos: Sixx:AM’s first concert in a half decade

    In Photos: Sixx:AM’s first concert in a half decade

    It may have taken five years, but it was well worth the wait. Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba and singer/ producer James Michael —the trio known as Sixx:AM—rocked out in their first live performance in five years, not to mention an global audience tuning in from a...
  • ACL Day 1 highlights? Just say ‘Hey Ya!’

    ACL Day 1 highlights? Just say ‘Hey Ya!’

    Zilker Park music fans were quickly forced to deal with one of life’s most terrifying conundrums on Day 1 of the Austin City Limits Music Festival kicking off on Oct. 3, namely, “How the heck am I going to watch three acts at one time?” One can almost picture the organizers of the Festival’s 201...
  • Rhett Walker discusses his new album: ‘Ones’ big step for the band

    Rhett Walker discusses his new album: ‘Ones’ big step for the band

    Heroes are hard to find – especially those of the musical variety. And that’s what makes the Rhett Walker Band so special. Because the rockers seem to think everyone else are the heroes. The band – frontman Walker (guitar), Kenny Davis (drums), Kevin Whitsett (bass) and Joe Kane (guitar) – released...
  • Detroit punk legend Iggy Pop gives his first ever lecture on music industry

    Detroit punk legend Iggy Pop gives his first ever lecture on music industry

    Iggy Pop will be the first to tell you that he's the last person he ever thought would be giving a lecture on anything. Yet, last week, that's just what the Detroit punk legend did on the BBC Radio 6 Music's annual John Peel Lecture series. The legendary Motor City musician has never given a proper...
  • Coldplay to release 'Ghost Stories Live 2014' concert album and video package

    Coldplay to release 'Ghost Stories Live 2014' concert album and video package

    Ghost Stories, Coldplay’s sixth studio album, is getting the live treatment. Today the band announced the November 24 release of Ghost Stories Live 2014, a DVD/CD and digital release filmed during an intimate concert in March. The group performed all nine songs on the album on a custom-built stage...
  • Daniel Amos provides a double dose of 'Doppelganger'

    Daniel Amos provides a double dose of 'Doppelganger'

    With the rerelease of Daniel Amos’ Doppelganger in its 17-cut deluxe version, this listener in 2014 is awestruck by just how ahead-of-its time the 1983 albums sounds –even today. At the time of its original conception, it was rare to hear somebody within the church criticizing the outlandish...
  • Christopher Owens presents 'A New Testament' in his recording career

    Christopher Owens presents 'A New Testament' in his recording career

    Steve Martin often sings a song with his bluegrass band talking about how there are no really good songs for atheists to sing. Perhaps Christopher Owens (formerly of the group Girls) might now have the musical solution for Mr. Martin. On his brand new A New Testament album, he opens with a roof...
  • Pearl Jam plays tribute to Detroit with massive 3-hour show at Joe Louis Arena

    Pearl Jam plays tribute to Detroit with massive 3-hour show at Joe Louis Arena

    It's been eight years since the iconic '90s rock band Pearl Jam played in the Metro Detroit area, and for all accounts, it looks like they were making up for that lost time at the end of last week during their Thursday night show at the Joe Louis Arena. It was also announced late last week that "The...
  • Julian Casablancas continues to rock

    Julian Casablancas continues to rock

    Julian Casablancas' vocals and songwriting with the Strokes embodies the core of the rock revival in the first decade of the new millennium. In specific, the band, with Casablancas at the forefront, became synonymous with New York rock and garage rock as fans rejoiced at the catchy, bouncy, rocking...
  • 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...
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