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Americana for the Fourth of July

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 07.04.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

But seriously, if there's a time to use the word Americana, it's got to be July 4th, right? So here are some genre-bending releases that fit the name.

G. Love on Sugar, Keith Richards' Book and Signature Guitars

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
Jens Erik Gould

Last year, the artist also known as Garrett Dutton released a record with the original members of his famed trio G. Love and Special Sauce for the first time in a decade. And this month, he begins a summer tour including both solo and full band shows.

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Tom Morello Launches Record Label For Radical Artists

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Tom Morello, the celebrated rock guitarist and progressive political activist, announced on Thursday the launch of his new Firebrand Records, a record...

Massachusetts Indie Rock Band Speedy Ortiz Returns With New Album

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.30.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Speedy Ortiz sounds like everything that was good about indie rock from around the mid 1990s to the turn of the millennium, but without the excessive pop sensibilities.

U2's Innocence + Experience Tour in Los Angeles

Lindsey Best | Posted 05.29.2015 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

Tuesday night U2 brought their new Innocence + Experience tour to Los Angeles for the first of five shows at the Forum.

You Just Kinda Wasted My Precious Time: Dylan's Cold Apperance on Letterman a Let-Down

Lauren Daley | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

If my dad or mom calls me after 11 p.m., my first thought is not emergency, but that one of them just found either Bob Dylan or Neil Young on TV. We Daleys are a proud Dylan-and-Young-loving people.

Broadway Stars Raise Their Voices Against Bullying

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

The spotlights were bright on Broadway at the Diamond Horseshoe, and they were shining for the Tyler Clementi Foundation.

Thundercougarfalconhawk: One Reason Why Cleveland Still Rocks

Holley Perry | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment
Holley Perry

There are days when I find cool rock bands. If I'm lucky, I get to see these same bands play a show.

What Does the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Actually Mean?

Alan Light | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Alan Light

The group of Hall of Famers matters, and you should never be shy about fighting for your own version of history. But the greater mission ultimately matters more than any list, any old way you choose it.

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.

Peaked at #11: Iconic Pop Hits That Missed the Top 10 by One Notch

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.03.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Considered by many in the music industry to be the most frustrating place on the charts for a pop single to peak, I have always been fascinated with songs that made their home at #11.

Peru: New York Trio Debuts Retro Pop With "I Need You"

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 05.30.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

The cover of Peru's debut EP Ordinary People is a rendered pineapple, the delicious prize of the Caribbean that came to denote hospitality sometime during the 17th century.

The Making of The Who: A Tale of Mod Cool, Drugs, Addiction and Recovery

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Tian Dayton

I was recently blown away by a fascinating documentary revealing the brilliance and daring of the two young men who discovered The Who and brought, dragged, finessed and nurtured them onto world stage.

9 to See at SXSW and a Wu Tang Rumor

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Josh Rosenblum

On top of the thousands of must-see bands and acts for those attending South by Southwest / SXSW in 2015, I've compiled another list that attendees might find useful as we plot out our days and nights of many music genres playing across Austin next week.

The Future of Music Is in Your Hand

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.02.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

When I'm playing, I think about someone like Pollack, and remind myself that I'm throwing sound at blank space until something emerges. I have to trust the process, so I can stay focused and not second guess myself.

Time King Champions Musicianship With Lively Lead Single "Take Cover"

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

For every audience member waiting to air drum on the downbeat after the measure of 5/4 after the preceding measure of 3/4, or trade power chords for something jazzier, Time King is your band.

Jump On This Cover Of Ginuwine's 'Pony'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment

Ginuwine's "Pony" is essentially the undeclared anthem of Valentine's Day -- assuming it was a successful one -- if not the anthem of love and sex at ...

CD Review: Involuntary Memories by Plastic Handgun

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

Fortunately, Plastic Handgun eschews musical absurdities and melodic paradoxes for experimental rock that is easy on the ears. The album is called Involuntary Memories and definitely merits the expenditure of any audiophile's limited supply of disposable time.

CD Review: "Sir Cadian Rhythm"

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.12.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

In March 2014, five musicians got together on Long Island, New York and decided to form a band. Christening the band "Sir Cadian Rhythm," a play on the circadian rhythms of the human body, the name presages the band's goal of instilling musical rhythm into the hearts and souls of their listeners.

Eight-Time Grammy Winner Manny Marroquin's Music Mixing Magic

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Manny Marroquin is the most humble hitmaking powerhouse mixer in the business. With eight Grammies to his name so far including the rare feat of winn...

Five on the Floor: Simplicity, Drums & Whiplash

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

There's groove, and drums that range from Bozzio big to DeJohnette diminutive, but let's check out some simple playing. Here are five of my favorite drum fills, elements which fit outside of the song's beat and are not orchestrated with other instruments.

Marilyn Manson Just Made an Unexpected Comeback

Chris Sosa | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Sosa

"Jesus loves you," Marilyn Manson deadpans to an audience member at New York City's Terminal 5. The Antichrist Superstar, legally named Brian Warner, is currently embarking on the "Hell Not Hallelujah" tour with the band carrying his stage namesake and seems far removed from the disaster he'd become.

CD Review: "I Am Love" by I Am Love

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.31.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

I Am Love just released a self-titled album which reflects their personal tastes in music: the psychedelic; the Vaudevillian; a little Seattle grunge; and what, for lack of a better term, is called theatrical rock.

CD Review: 'The Great Escape' by The Great Escape

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

The Great Escape, by design or by happenstance, is perfect for Top 40 radio. It's commercial and mainstream, while distinctive enough to avoid being classified as familiar or, worse, ordinary.

CD Review: Reviver by The Torn Images

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.31.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

Like Nirvana, The Torn Images are dependent upon driving, fuzz-busting guitars. For example, the opening track "The Drifting" begins with thrumming guitars that presage a real rock-out. Unfortunately, the guitars just keep thrumming, along with the addition of drums and bass.