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  • 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...
  • Massive crowds, lemonade and ditch-jumping fun at Jazz Fest

    Massive crowds, lemonade and ditch-jumping fun at Jazz Fest

    The second Saturday of Jazz Fest was the festival’s biggest day yet. While official attendance numbers weren’t available at press time, attendees may have noticed the massive, swelling crowd and long lines. And why not? May 3 was a beautiful day for Jazz Fest, with some once-in-a-lifetime performers...
  • A mix of surprises and classic hits makes up Springsteen’s lively Jazz Fest set

    A mix of surprises and classic hits makes up Springsteen’s lively Jazz Fest set

    The massiveness of the crowd waiting for The Boss in front of the New Orleans Jazz Fest’s Acura Stage on Saturday almost defies words. Once the stage’s enormous lawn was full of chairs, blankets and bodies, fans spread wherever they could – even into pathways and the racetrack itself. Saturday...
  • Alabama Shakes' down home roots rock steals the show on Jazz Fest Friday

    Alabama Shakes' down home roots rock steals the show on Jazz Fest Friday

    At about the same time the great Chaka Khan was dealing with some sound issues on the Congo Square Stage, Brittany Howard and her band, Alabama Shakes, quietly took the Samsung Galaxy Stage by storm. The Americana-flavored rock band started out quiet at Jazz Fest on Friday, playing a slow jam at...
  • Local artists stand out on Jazz Fest’s second Friday

    Local artists stand out on Jazz Fest’s second Friday

    On yet another gorgeous day at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, a handful of musicians who call NOLA their hometown stole the show. Between the jazzy sounds of the Hot 8 Brass Band and the lovely voice of Theresa Andersson, there was a huge menu of local acts to see at Jazz Fest on Friday, May 2. While...
  • Keep on going after Jazz Fest ends with Thursday’s exciting post shows

    Keep on going after Jazz Fest ends with Thursday’s exciting post shows

    Ladies and gentlemen, another week of Jazz Fest is upon us. This time, it’s four days long, and the party doesn’t stop at 7 p.m. when the Fairgrounds start to clear. Head on down to the River, Louis Armstrong Park or Marigny, where the festival atmosphere rages on. Not sure what to do? Consider some...
  • Robert Plant mixes in Zeppelin classics at Jazz Fest for the perfect performance

    Robert Plant mixes in Zeppelin classics at Jazz Fest for the perfect performance

    As much as Robert Plant treasures New Orleans' musical roots, it's not hard for him to play to the crowd at Jazz Fest. When he sang “going to Louisiana with an aching in my heart,” switching up the lyrics to Led Zeppelin’s “Going to California,” he was rewarded with a wave of cheers. Throughout his...
  • Unlocking The Truth is wise beyond their years at Coachella

    Unlocking The Truth is wise beyond their years at Coachella

    While most kids start bands in their teens to express their angst and rage against curfews, guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse and drummer Jarad Dawkins started their metal band Unlocking the Truth at the tender ages of 10 and 11. The Brooklyn based band first made their debut at an Amateur Night at the...
  • The rumors of AC/DC's demise have been greatly exaggerated

    The rumors of AC/DC's demise have been greatly exaggerated

    If you're a fan of good rock music, the last day and a half has been a real rollercoaster of emotion. Yesterday, rumors began circulating that Malcolm Young, one of AC/DC's founders, was succumbing to health issues and would have to quit the band. It wasn't long after this depressing turn of events...
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