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TopTune Is L.A.'s Most Fun Live Music Game Show

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Los Angeles is a city rich with live music, but there has been no live music event that pays tribute to the songwriting talent in this city quite like TopTune, part talent showcase, part songwriting competition, part improv comedy - a "Circus of musical alchemy" and a rollicking good time.

Culture Collide Comes to San Francisco

Molly Fosco | Posted 12.17.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

This week the Culture Collide festival came to San Francisco for the first time. Several intimate venues in the Mission hosted 25 bands from around the world for two nights.

Family Launches Blackstock Music Festival to Benefit Communities in Poverty

Nourish International | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Nourish International

This post is written by Emily Fields, Development Coordinator, Nourish International Blackstock Music Festival May 30-31st, 2014 in Blackstock, SC ...

D.C.'s Local "Go-Go" Music Gets Its Due

Ariana Austin | Posted 11.19.2013 | DC
Ariana Austin

Go-go is very much alive and while the events themselves may attract an element of violence, there is something else happening in that space; something that requires enormous discipline, practice, and commitment.

Fearlessly Dedicating Yourself to a Good Cause

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Hilary Sheinbaum

When people - even those who are usually your closest supporters -- doubt your ability to carry out and complete something of importance to you, it's vital to be fearless and prove them wrong.

Local Group Complains About MetroPerforms! Auditions To Eleanor Holmes Norton

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is holding auditions for MetroPerforms! Tuesday evening at Metro headquarters. A ...

Meet Chris Naoum, A Man Who Champions D.C. Sound

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.26.2012 | DC

This is the fourth installment of our ongoing "My D.C." Q&A series, where we ask D.C.-area residents about the local things that make D.C. their home....

Megan Arellano

Newly Funded Van Will Serve Up Local Music | Megan Arellano | Posted 03.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This is a busy week for Christopher Naoum and René Moffatt. Along with their Local Music Day on Wednesday and an accompanying live pane...

See and Be Scene

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

We're going to rely on you, the artists, to find other creative people and foster innovative sounds. I pledge that I'll buy your stuff. But don't expect preferential treatment because of where you're from. The scene is dead. Long live the scene.

Local Pro Sports Should Showcase Local Music

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

If you've attended a D.C.-area sporting event with me in recent years, you've heard a familiar refrain a number of times. Our teams need to play more music born of our city: both past and present.

Hey San Francisco, Why Don't You Like Live Music?

Conan Neutron | Posted 09.14.2011 | San Francisco
Conan Neutron

It's a common complaint among the creative class in World Class Cities, but here's the deal, I sometimes think there might be something there. Why is SF so indifferent to music?

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Thunder And Lightning

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 09.27.2012 | New York

Brent Katz has been performing in New York bands since Giuliani was in power. His first successful outfit the Harlem Shakes, in which Brent played dru...

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Murder Mystery

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's Murder Mystery is a cute indie pop group from NYC, and is comprised of singer Jeremy Coleman, drummer and sister Laura Coleman, guitarist G...