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Mackintosh Braun on Grey's Anatomy, Hall & Oates and a Beer Sesh with Larry David

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Mackintosh Braun, a Portland-based "electro-pop" group composed of Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun, are causing quite the stir. And not just in Portland. The band is growing their fan base in a big way. (This girl included!)

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

The Young Guns on Touring, Thailand and Beer with Ricky Gervais

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Meet the Young Guns, an English rock band whose sound has been described as "the Killers meets The Academy Is..." With a history that includes a no. ...

Get Ready for the Sound of Kaleo

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Haven't heard of Kaleo? Listen to "All the Pretty Girls" and you'll have 'em on repeat.

Penn Badgley on MOTHXR: "We Earn No Money Right Now"

Nora Oravecz | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Nora Oravecz

Cool vibes, cool venue, down-to-earth guys -- that's how I could describe the night when I met with the band called, MOTHXR. I wish I could meet with some more bands who are like them.

Coachella 2015: Up Close

Lindsey Best | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

Every year Coachella goers expect a substantial line-up that offers at least a little bit for everybody, and this year was no exception.

Festival Must-Haves for Your Makeup Bag

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 04.06.2015 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Whether you're heading to Coachella this weekend or planning to attend a different multi-day event this summer, you'll need long-lasting, multi-purpose products to get you through the scorching heat.

MisterWives Brings Their Tour Home

DeShaun Craddock | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
DeShaun Craddock

Last night, I spent some time at Bowery Ballroom and caught MisterWives' Our Own House Tour. The tour, which kicked off this past February, finally ma...

Positive Thinking: The Key to Parmalee's Wild Ride

Daleen Berry | Posted 03.28.2015 | Entertainment
Daleen Berry

Parmalee has had a wild ride over the last four years, one that almost didn't happen, after the Thomas brothers became victims of an attempted robbery in September 2010. "They had me at gunpoint and they fired on us," Matt said, "and Scott was basically just protecting (us)."

'Country Nation World Tour' Kicks Off in Morgantown, W.Va.

Daleen Berry | Posted 03.24.2015 | Entertainment
Daleen Berry

Paisley is a West Virginian through and through, and is definitely proud of being from this region of Appalachia. He kicked off the final leg of his "Country Nation World Tour" at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va.

Growing Up Gay With Britney Spears

Weston Ashley | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Weston Ashley

Britney was there for me when my father and stepmother sent me to rehab for being too gay. Her personal struggles before and after the ensuing years helped me as I readjusted back to school and into college. I didn't care if she shaved her head. I just wanted her to be okay and yes, just wished everyone would leave her alone.

Finishing One Year and Starting Another With The Hold Steady

Salvatore Bono | Posted 03.03.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Australia may be the first country to ring in a New Year but New York will always be the epicenter of New Year's Eve festivities. If you want to struggle in Times Square and wait like cattle going to slaughter and pack in the cold to watch the ball drop or go to an expensive club or bar.

New Years Eve Partying With Andrew W.K.

Paul R. Byrne | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Paul R. Byrne

Though he would never tell you exactly how to party, Andrew W.K. was kind enough to share his very professional opinion on what people can do wherever they are, to maximize every element of their night. Here they are, in all their glory.

After Topinka, who will keep Illinois politicians honest?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.22.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois government still is experiencing a void where the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka's frank voice used to be. Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Dou...

Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst, and David Gray Perform at VPAC for KCSN's Benefit Show

Lindsey Best | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

On Friday night three artists who all rightfully could have headlined such a show came together to play a benefit for the beloved CSUN radio station KCSN 88.5 Los Angeles.

25th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Forum - Night 2

Lindsey Best | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This last weekend KROQ brought their 25th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas to the newly renovated Forum.

On With the Show Tunes: A Refueled Fleetwood Mac Truck Delivers Again

Michael Bialas | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Putting on a show to match the grandeur and longevity of Fleetwood Mac is a massive undertaking, but Stevie Nicks needed just a minute to personalize it for the crowd of mostly Coloradans in the sold-out Pepsi Center on Dec. 12, 2014.

Yusuf Islam Brings Peace Train Back To U.S.

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion

Legendary folk-rock star Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is bringing his peace train back to America. Yusuf will kick off the United St...

A Night of Rushing Ladies

Martha Lufkin | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Martha Lufkin

It was the end of November, and my daughter and I were hoping to go to the Boston Symphony for a rare appearance by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma. It all depended on my getting to the box office in time to get tickets, which I had vowed to purchase if I could finish a certain project in time to leave my office by 5:00 p.m.

Interpol Are Still All the Rage Back Home

Salvatore Bono | Posted 01.25.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Arriving on stage to a heroes welcome, the slick New York City rockers sprang into action with "Say Hello to the Angels," off their stellar 2002 debut, Turn on the Bright Lights, the record that pushed them to the forefront.

How We Can Honor Our Vets Every Day

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 01.10.2015 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Veterans Day is an important time to look for ways we can support these brave men and women in our own communities. It's an opportunity for all of us to remember the sacrifices our fellow citizens have made on our behalf, and to shine a bright light on their needs.

Astana Opera on New York's Cultural Radar Screen

Shai Baitel | Posted 12.26.2014 | Arts
Shai Baitel

New Yorkers are in the enviable position that, sooner or later, everyone will come and visit the city. We do not have to travel the world - even though many of us love to do so - to learn about different cultures because the world comes to us.

Conor Oberst's Upside Down Mountain in Los Angeles

Lindsey Best | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

After finishing the first leg of his tour with backing band Dawes, Oberst embarked on a West Coast tour that included a new backing band and three very special shows in Los Angeles.

Introducing The Netflix Of Concerts

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment

Concert addicts, rejoice: The Netflix of live performances has finally arrived. Jukely, an iOS app that helps users find concerts nearby and connec...

Double-Daring Duo of Phantogram Likes to Play Rough

Michael Bialas | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

For the first time since opening for the Antlers on April 26, 2010, at the Fox Theatre, the explosive 1-2 combination of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter was back in Boulder, Colorado, presumably under far cushier circumstances.