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  • 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...
  • Listen: Maroon 5 returns to a rockier sound on new single 'Maps'

    Listen: Maroon 5 returns to a rockier sound on new single 'Maps'

    Pop-rock group Maroon 5 premiered the new single "Maps" on Monday (June 16). The band leaves behind the electronic sounds of 2012's Overexposed album for something more rock-leaning on this latest release. "Maps" is the first single from Maroon 5's forthcoming album V. Frontman Adam Levine penned...
  • Hardcore and extreme, CKY will bring the rock you in crazy style

    Hardcore and extreme, CKY will bring the rock you in crazy style

    If you're a fan of "Jackass" or "Viva La Bam," then you are a fan of CKY's music and you may have never even realized it. They've seen a few changes in band members over the years, but the hardcore sound from Deron Miller, Chad I Ginsburg, Jess Margera, and Matty J, still brought forth the true...
  • Foo Fighters to play fan funded gig in Virginia

    Foo Fighters to play fan funded gig in Virginia

    What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Just ask four enterprising – and impatient – music fans in Richmond, Va. A decade and a half between tour stops was unacceptable for Foo Fighter fans Andrew Goldin, Brig White, John McAdorey, and Lucas Krost. So in April 2014 the...
  • Turn off the radio and go see the awesomeness of Cowboy Mouth live

    Turn off the radio and go see the awesomeness of Cowboy Mouth live

    For an evening of entertainment that will have you exhausted in a big-time way by the time all is said and done, you've got to get tickets to Cowboy Mouth. For almost 25 years, the band from New Orleans has been jamming out to audiences around the world and they are one of the most entertaining live...
  • Chicago brings both classic and new hits to each amazing performance

    Chicago brings both classic and new hits to each amazing performance

    Chicago has undergone a whole host of changes throughout their time on the scene, and that includes band members and even a band name change. They've managed to keep a mix of old names with the new and are still entertaining audiences around the world, even though they are quickly approaching 5...
  • Hoobastank gives you every reason to sing along and enjoy music again

    Hoobastank gives you every reason to sing along and enjoy music again

    Hoobastank was one of those bands that hit the scene hard in the early 2000s, and everyone first wondered exactly what "Hoobastank" was. Thing is, no-one seemed to cared as the band leaped onto the music scene in a huge way, and kept delivering hit after hit, bringing with them an onstage presence...
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