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  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs is a punk pop rock music blitz

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs is a punk pop rock music blitz

    From the very beginning, the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs had an impressive history to its name. Its founding members Karen O and Brian Chase met in college and stayed in the same loft with the musicians who would eventually form the band Metric. Even before they released their first EP, Yeah Yeah Yeahs...
  • Marianne Faithfull: Artist and muse

    Marianne Faithfull: Artist and muse

    She's been mythologized and immortalized in song and legend. She’s a muse and an artist in her own right. She had Mick Jagger writing her love songs, but threw that away to live on the street as a junkie. After a display of spectacular self-destruction, she emerged from years of heroin addiction...
  • Lana Del Rey "Ultraviolence" album cover

    Album review: Lana Del Rey rocks and rolls with the punches on 'Ultraviolence'

    Following the slow burn success of 2012's Born to Die album, Lana Del Rey became a white-hot singer-songwriter in the U.S. Her grueling path to prominence came with a few bumps in the road and heavy media scrutiny. Now teamed up with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, she returned on Tuesday (June 1...
  • YES move ‘Heaven & Earth’ to preview second single ‘The Game’

    YES move ‘Heaven & Earth’ to preview second single ‘The Game’

    Ninety seconds is nothing more than an insignificant sliver of time. That is unless you consider some of the astounding things that can be accomplished in a mere minute and a half – like flying around the world almost eight times at the speed of light. Or taking advantage of the “five-second-rule...
  • Bob Weir: Beyond the Grateful Dead

    Bob Weir: Beyond the Grateful Dead

    Deadheads simply refer to him as Bob. His tenure with the long running Haight-Ashbury electric-psychedelic-bluegrass institution, known as the Grateful Dead, continued right up until the death of founding member Jerry Garcia in 1995. It is no secret that axe slinger Garcia was recognized as the...
  • Misfits still rocking long after departure of former front man Glenn Danzig

    Misfits still rocking long after departure of former front man Glenn Danzig

    The Misfits came out in 1977 and quickly gave punk a new twist that is now a staple in the genre. Known now as "horror punk," the sound this band created gives you a dose of the fast pace associated with punk as well shock value that is more common to other rock genres, such as metal. With lyrics...
  • Widespread Panic: Hard driving rock ‘n’ roll with a heart

    Widespread Panic: Hard driving rock ‘n’ roll with a heart

    Widespread Panic has been thrilling fans with their energetic live shows for decades. Formed in Athens, Georgia in 1987, by John Bell, Dave Schools and Michael Houser, who was nicknamed “Panic”, because he suffered from panic attacks, the band created their own unique sound. The band has built...
  • The Rainmakers aim to scare

    The Rainmakers aim to scare

    New release: The Rainmakers, Monster Movie (Bat Records) A Kansas City original, The Rainmakers have been twisting ears since their self-titled debut in 1986, which garnered international attention. Since then, the quartet has been plugging away at some great rock and roll music. Monster Movie...
  • Plain White T's touring in support of new release, 'American Nights'

    Plain White T's touring in support of new release, 'American Nights'

    Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, pop-punk outfit the Plain White T's have struck the perfect balance of commercially appealing pop and hi-tempo, power chord driven punk rock, blending their upbeat lyrics and infectious melodies into hits like "1, 2, 3, 4," "Natural Disaster," "Our Time Now...
  • Tenacious D rises above the stigma of being a mock rock band

    Tenacious D rises above the stigma of being a mock rock band

    There was a lot going against Tenacious D when the band started touring. The band is a comedy act who wants to amuse their listeners while also striving to prove they are real musicians as well. However, at the end of the day, Tenacious D is a fake comedy band with a cult following, men who will...
  • The Matches reunite to celebrate E. Von Dahl Killed the Local's 10th Anniversary

    The Matches reunite to celebrate E. Von Dahl Killed the Local's 10th Anniversary

    Oakland, CA pop-punk band The Matches are reuniting to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of their highly energetic debut album, E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals, which was re-released in 2004 via Epitaph Records. To mark the occasion, the band's original line-up of vocalist and guitarist Shawn Harris...
  • Whether you call them pop, punk or rock, Simple Plan is simply amazing

    Whether you call them pop, punk or rock, Simple Plan is simply amazing

    No one seems to know what to call Simple Plan. They've been classified as a rock band, a pop-punk band, and even punk rock revivalist. Whatever you think they are, the French-Canadian group is one of the most energetic live acts on the scene, playing music that will stick in your head and your heart...
  • Jack White reigns as the king of rock at Bonnaroo

    Jack White reigns as the king of rock at Bonnaroo

    Kanye West may call himself the No. 1 rock star on the planet, but at Bonnaroo 2014, Jack White proved why he is the reigning king of rock. White's set was the loudest, most furious, hard-hitting performance of the jam-packed weekend; leaving festival-goers with their mind's blown and their ears...
  • Daring others to think, Henry Rollins defines personal evolution

    Daring others to think, Henry Rollins defines personal evolution

    Calling a musician 'multi-talented' has gotten a tad cliché in recent times. Yes, he or she may be able to play the guitar and sing, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they embody many skills or talents, only that they're gifted musically. But multi-talented is one of the most natural ways to...
  • Something isn't always wrong when Toad the Wet Sprocket is on stage

    Something isn't always wrong when Toad the Wet Sprocket is on stage

    When it comes to hearing the sounds of the '90s, Toad the Wet Sprocket is one of the first names that will pop into the minds of many. Throughout that decade, they not only released four huge albums, but were a big part of pop culture in ways that so many bands only wished they could have been back...
  • Why Adam Lambert is the perfect Freddie Mercury stand-in for Queen's tour

    Why Adam Lambert is the perfect Freddie Mercury stand-in for Queen's tour

    Pop-rocker Adam Lambert will join forces with Queen this Thursday for the legendary rock group's upcoming tour. The decision for Lambert to fill in the late Freddie Mercury's shoes on the road had actually been one in the making. The connection between the two acts goes all the way back to Lambert's...
  • Lots of bodies will hit the floor during Drowning Pool's performances

    Lots of bodies will hit the floor during Drowning Pool's performances

    Throughout their career together, Drowning Pool has dealt with a lot of hardships and lead changes that have put them in a bind. Through thick and thin though, they've pushed ahead of all their issues and continue to bring the hard metal sound that their fans have grown to love from all five of...
  • Breaking Benjamin's hits keep coming as they own the stage

    Breaking Benjamin's hits keep coming as they own the stage

    Breaking Benjamin arrived on the scene in the late '90s but they didn't really hit the big time until the mid-2000's with their fourth studio album. Their hits will always be remembered, and their alt-rock sound will always have you wanting more and listening to everything they've released. The band...
  • With or without Bon Jovi, the King of Swing, Richie Sambora, plays on

    With or without Bon Jovi, the King of Swing, Richie Sambora, plays on

    In the mid-80's, Bon Jovi skyrocketed from a local band in a small New Jersey town to one of the biggest bands in the world. Three was indeed the charm for these East Coast rockers as their third release, Slippery When Wet, took off as if it had been given the blessing of Midas himself. Two of the...
  • Complete guide to the must-see artists at the 2014 Firefly Music Festival

    Complete guide to the must-see artists at the 2014 Firefly Music Festival

    This weekend’s Firefly Music Festival at the Woodlands in Dover, DE, boasts one of the summer’s most impressive festival lineups. We’ve made things easy for you by spotlighting five headliners, five mid-tier acts, and five lesser-known bands that are worth seeking out during the event, which runs...
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