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PJ Harvey Is An Artist's Artist

Rachel Mason | Posted 08.24.2016 | Entertainment
Rachel Mason

PJ Harvey does this thing which only the most brave artists do -- she lets her own pathos and frailty hang on the line like a flayed carcass. In guidi...

Detroit Rock Band Citizen Zero Set to Release Debut Album State Of Mind, Play Show at The Crofoot in Pontiac

Kelly Frazier | Posted 08.02.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

It's starting to be a great time to be alive for rock music in Detroit. With more bands starting to branch out and hit the road on their own tours or ...

Rock Band Journey Set to Play DTE Energy Music Theatre With The Doobie Brothers, Founding Member Neal Schon Talks of Band's Beginnings and Evolution

Kelly Frazier | Posted 08.01.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Journey became one of the bands that defined the 1980s when they hit their stride with hits like "Don't Stop Believin'", "Faithfully", and "Separate W...

How To Understand Political Conventions: Just Realize Politicians Are Rock Stars

Troy Campbell | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Troy Campbell

For much of 2008, I wore either a punk rock shirt or an Obama shirt. I prided myself on starting the "Yes We Can" chant at an Obama rally and the mosh...

Guitarist Kevin Bivona of Los Angeles-Based Punk/Ska Band The Interrupters Talks About The Band's Evolution and Progress at Warped Tour in Auburn Hills

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.27.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The Interrupters have only been around for a few years, but their impact in the Los Angeles music scene is already felt, so much that fellow punk rock...

Guitar Icon Zakk Wylde Brings Book of Shadows II Tour to Detroit, Talks of Respect and His Influences in Music

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.25.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Justin Reich) Zakk Wylde is one of those figures in rock music that has found himself in the middle of all of the other guitar virtuos...

London-Based Trio Daughter Set to Play the Majestic Theatre in Detroit, Band Speaks of Success and Progression at Bestival Toronto

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.24.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

There's something majestic about the music of the London, England-based band Daughter that sweeps you into an enigmatic world of emotion. The trio, fr...

With Performances by Rammstein, Slipknot, and Even Detroit's Own We Came As Romans, Rock Was Definitely Not Dead at Chicago Open Air

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.21.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Slipknot) Over this past weekend, the Chicago Open Air festival played host to a great line up of metal acts of both past and present over three da...

Vans Warped Tour Goes Back To Basics in it's 22nd Year, Founder Kevin Lyman Talks About the Festival's History and What's in Store for 2016

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.21.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

In it's 22nd year, the Vans Warped Tour has become America's longest running music festival that yearly brings together an interesting array of bands ...

Rock Band Thrice Set To Play The Fillmore in Detroit, Drummer Riley Breckenridge Talks About The Band's First Album After Hiatus

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.21.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Closing in almost two decades as a band, Thrice has solidified themselves as a rock band for the people, staying true to their own influences and evol...

Rock Band Pierce the Veil Set to Play Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit, Lead Vocalist Vic Fuentes Shares Stories of Band's Progession

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.09.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Jonathan Weiner) The success for the San Diego-based Pierce the Veil has been a slow and steady organic experience for the rock band...

Clutch Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster Speaks on the Rock Band's 25 Year History Before Performance at Rock on the Range

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.06.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Dan Winters) In continuing with my coverage of my trip down to Columbus, Ohio for Rock on the Range, I was able to chat with Jean-Paul...

Michigan Bands Wilson, Citizen Zero, We Came As Romans, and Pop Evil Play Rock on the Range Festival, Show How to Break Out of Their Locale But Still Represent Their Home

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.05.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Chad Nicefield of Wilson // Photo Credit: Kelly Frazier) Sometimes, even "Detroit Rock City" doesn't get the best rock music events and festivals c...

At One of Midwest's Biggest Music Festivals, Psychedelic Rock Band The Shrine Descends Upon Rock On The Range

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.02.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Kelly Frazier) For their 10th anniversary, the Columbus, Ohio-based Rock on the Range was bigger and better than ever, so I traveled ...

Passion Project -- Part 2

Kelly Hager | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Kelly Hager

Last week was a story of how my Passion Project was created, how it matured over time and how 20 years later, it still maintains a positive emotional ...

The Future of Music: The Language of Diplomacy

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts
Montclair Diplomats

Through the combination of diplomacy and technology we are becoming a more integrated society. Music is the proof and leading language used to help keep us mixing and interacting with each other and each other's content.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Candlebox's Kevin Martin Discusses the Band's Sense of Urgency

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you actually left them." - Andy Bernard, The Office That quote gets me every ti...

Prince - Before They Were Dead

Outspeak | Posted 04.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Sex icon, musical genius, boundary pusher, Jehova's Witness, muse to Dave Chapelle: the artist formerly and posthumously known as Prince is an unrivalled musical icon. With the April 21st passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, the world lost a prolific and at times controversial virtuoso multi-instrumentalist.

Prince... Launching 'Purple Rain'

Dick Guttman | Posted 04.22.2016 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

Great management always starts with devotion to and amazement about the client. And that's certainly what Prince was getting from his guys. I looked f...

Coachella 2016: Why Rock Fans Win

Skyler Gray | Posted 04.20.2016 | Entertainment
Skyler Gray

In terms of music festivals, Coachella is definitely the place to see and be seen. It is a place where you can wear whatever you want, do whatever you want, and - in reality - be whoever you want for a three-day span.

Social Silencing Is Destroying Our Humanity

Rachel Mason | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Rachel Mason

When someone has the courage to be a whistleblower, we must listen with compassion, if only for one reason, so that we end the pattern of social intimidation which keeps all of us from reporting abuse.

The Darkness Unleashes Musical Thunder in Downtown Los Angeles

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.17.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

U.K. based, neo-metal-glam-rock outfit, The Darkness, returns with fury to the music scene performing last Tuesday, April 12th at the Belasco Theater ...

Atlanta-Based Hard Rock Band Royal Thunder Play Stellar Opening Set at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit, Guitarist Josh Weaver Talks of the Band's Influences

Kelly Frazier | Posted 04.17.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Royal Thunder is a very soulful hard rock band. There is a lot of emotion behind their music and it was evident on their recent tour opening for The S...

California-Based Rock Band Bleached Set to Play Loving Touch in Ferndale, Sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin Speak on the Band's Progression and Live Shows

Kelly Frazier | Posted 04.17.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Nicole Anne Robbins) The three-piece California-based band Bleached consisting of sisters Jennifer (vocals, guitar) and Jessie Clavin...

Seattle-Based Indie Punk Band Wimps Set to Play Detroit's UFO Factory

Kelly Frazier | Posted 04.05.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The Seattle-based indie rock band Wimps has this impeccable way of make short, vivacious songs about the most specific of things that happen to all of us in our everyday lives, but we sometimes don't even acknowledge its presence.