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  • Powerman 5000 still offering fans a variety of musical styles

    Powerman 5000 still offering fans a variety of musical styles

    Hailing from Boston, Mass., Powerman 5000 is one of the bands that breathed life into metal for a new generation during the late 90s. Rocking shows like Ozzfest, Powerman took its earlier underground work and the material from Tonight the Stars Revolt on the road and impressed millions of fans...
  • Broken Bells chime in on new North American tour

    Broken Bells chime in on new North American tour

    The music world has produced more than its fair share of stunning collaborations. And while an alliance between a hip-hop DJ and an indie rock frontman doesn’t exactly compete with the Lyle Lovett-Julia Roberts union as to the “huh?” factor, it has raised a few eyebrows nonetheless. But after two...
  • Three free concerts at the Annenberg Space for Photography

    Three free concerts at the Annenberg Space for Photography

    You don’t often think of Century City when considering where to go hear great country music. However, three concerts inspired by the Annenberg Space for Photography’s current exhibition, Country: Portraits of an American Sound, are set to take place at Century Park and presented in association with...
  • Mellow Man Ace talks 'Mentriosa'

    Mellow Man Ace talks 'Mentriosa'

    The lineup for the Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014 has just been announced, with Jane’s Addiction scheduled as this year’s headliner. This festival has always saluted Los Angeles’ – and more specifically, West Hollywood’s – huge impact on popular music. It was only last year that Mellow Man Ace...
  • OC Fair concert preview: Happy Together Tour

    OC Fair concert preview: Happy Together Tour

    For the first week's worth of OC Fair concerts, it might have seemed that the younger crowd was all the organizers were looking to please, but the "oldies but goodies" crowd will have a night to remember as the Happy Together Tour showcases The Turtles, Chuck Negron, Mark Farner, Mitch Ryder &...
  • Finn family provides a one-two punch for fans

    Finn family provides a one-two punch for fans

    It was inevitable, really – the pop-rock magic created by New Zealander Neil Finn beginning in Split Enz (with brother Tim), then later with Crowded House and finally with a brilliant solo career – that his offspring would do what Finns do best: make music. Son Liam began a promising career in his...
  • The 10 most underrated Michael Jackson songs

    The 10 most underrated Michael Jackson songs

    As the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death approaches, fans are once again pausing to remember one of the greatest entertainers in the history of popular culture. While the King of Pop still receives steady radio airplay for classic hits like “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Thriller,” “Rock With You...
  • Start listening to Lucero and you may find it hard to stop

    Start listening to Lucero and you may find it hard to stop

    Have you ever had the experience where you explore a band and you find you just keep exploring? Once you discover the band, you want to hear all of its albums. Not only that, you can listen to the band's albums repeatedly without growing tired of them. Lucero is a band that just might inspire that...
  • Leopold & His Fiction blend blues, rock and country for a collective sound

    Leopold & His Fiction blend blues, rock and country for a collective sound

    Led by Detroit native, Daniel James, the rock band that is Leopold & His Fiction, was formed out of his outlet for expressing his feelings about growing up in Detroit. The band blends blues, garage rock, and varied roots-style music that makes for a sound all their own. James grew up listening...
  • Manic Street Preachers: Welsh rock turned up without apologies

    Manic Street Preachers: Welsh rock turned up without apologies

    There's just something about this Welsh rock and roll band called Manic Street Preachers that has British crowds loving them and the American general scratching their heads. Their sound is loud and out of control, but it is their lyrics that resonate strongly with their United Kingdom-based fans...
  • Action Item: New Jersey's electro-pop kings

    Action Item: New Jersey's electro-pop kings

    In terms of management, an action item is a documented event or action that needs to take place. In terms of music, Action Item is a still-standing contender in pop rock music. If one could describe them in a phrase, they remind of a full-instrumental boy band; a little less beefy than the Jonas...
  • Melissa Etheridge: Gritty, raw, courageous

    Melissa Etheridge: Gritty, raw, courageous

    Raw vocals. Electrifying strings. Rock meets blues. That's what you get when you see Melissa Etheridge live. Often compared to the late Janis Joplin, Etheridge possesses a gritty style. You never hear the same versions of her songs twice. Etheridge slides into acoustic with effortless brilliance...
  • Creed connects with their audience and fans for an awesome show

    Creed connects with their audience and fans for an awesome show

    Over the years, there has been a lot of controversy, a lot of change, but most importantly, a lot of incredibly awesome music from Creed. At times, fans may not have known what version of the band they would get or for how long, but when at full strength, Creed could deliver a live show better than...
  • Ian Anderson discusses ‘Homo Erraticus’: No Tull tale

    Ian Anderson discusses ‘Homo Erraticus’: No Tull tale

    If a moment’s insight is worth a lifetime of experience, then iconic rocker Ian Anderson has experienced countless lifetimes. Due in large part to his enlightened tunesmithing, the legendary artist has sold over 60 million records as both a solo artist and the innovative – and animated – frontman...
  • Listen: Walk the Moon rocks the disco on new single 'Shut Up and Dance'

    Listen: Walk the Moon rocks the disco on new single 'Shut Up and Dance'

    Pop-rock outfit Walk the Moon premiered the new single "Shut Up and Dance" on Sunday (June 22). The giddy dance anthem previews the band's third studio album. Walk the Moon - comprised of members Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman and Eli Maiman - first released its debut album i want! i...
  • Japanese New Wave is alive in the technicolor music of Polysics

    Japanese New Wave is alive in the technicolor music of Polysics

    At first blush, there's nothing about the group of youthful Japanese musicians that make up Polysics that screams superstar. And, to be fair, their popularity outside of Japan doesn't compare to most Top 40 acts. But they've got something in their computerized electronic rock songs that keeps...
  • 5 Jack White projects you may not know about

    5 Jack White projects you may not know about

    Jack White has become one of the most successful and most versatile artists of his generation. He has sold millions of records with his veracious rock bands The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. His latest solo record, Lazaretto, debuted at number one on the Billboard charts and...
  • Indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie have proven their staying power

    Indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie have proven their staying power

    Death Cab for Cutie is one of those bands that people associate with hipsters and indie music fans, but the band has parlayed its sound into more than 15 years of success. Offering tunes that are as appealing to the masses as they are to people who like music with a more authentic sound, the band...
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash find harmony beyond career highs and lows

    Crosby, Stills & Nash find harmony beyond career highs and lows

    Crosby, Stills & Nash have survived group infighting, shifting line ups, disbandment, as well as drug and legal issues in a career that has spanned nearly five decades and reached dizzying heights of success. Despite the many career highs and lows, the band's core unit of David Crosby, Stephen...
  • Billy Joel still wows fans midway through 2014 MSG residency

    Billy Joel still wows fans midway through 2014 MSG residency

    Iconic singer-songwriter Billy Joel reached the midpoint of this year’s residency at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, but he rocked the crowd like it was the debut performance. The residency began with a sold-out show on Jan. 27, and every show following has been sold out. In fact, the only show...
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