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Even Musicians Get Stage Fright: An Interview With Keyboardist Todd Stoops

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 12.05.2014 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

I'm so grateful Raq and Kung Fu's keyboardist Todd Stoops took the time out of his busy life to share what makes him tick, turns him on in life and the obstacles he's overcome.

Live & Dangerous: Holidays 2014

Jeff Pollack | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Tis the season! And what better way to end the year than with some live music. Here are our recommendations for three end-of-year shows, featuring some exciting emerging acts that are sure to be the talk of 2015.

Recording Is the Art of Forgetting - Enjoy Yourself

Jon Foreman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Jon Foreman

We want to acknowledge the worth of the present tense -- to take a picture, to write it down. But as I look out from stage night after night at a sea of cell phones, I wonder whether anyone could really capture a moment?

The Lucent Dossier Experience Returns to Las Vegas on 12/5 And 12/6

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Running away to join the circus has become much more enticing since the emergence of electro-cirque tribe, The Lucent Dossier Experience. Combining a neo-tribal, steam punk aesthetic with orchestral electronic music creates a rich and textured palette for your senses.

Baron Wolman: Unseen Woodstock

Julie Grahame | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts
Julie Grahame

Baron Wolman was Rolling Stone magazine's first photographer, working with stars such as Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and all the greats of the day.

Chris Young: Country Music's Superstar Next Door

Brittany Hodak | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

Unassuming country music star Chris Young describes himself as "a normal dude who just happens to have a really freakin' cool job." While the "cool job" part is clear-he's toured with everyone from George Strait to Miranda Lambert-Young's accomplishments place him squarely ahead of the "normal dude" pack.

It's About So More Than Music for Festival Promoter Paul Levine

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Paul Levin is a man who is in love with live music. He has successfully taken his passion for live music and turned it into a successful career as a music festival promoter.

Music Turns Suwannee Hulaween's Promoter Michael Berg On

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Michael Berg is a music fanatic that took his love for live music and festivals and turned it into a full-fledged successful business that turns him o...

Czech's Mix Part 3: Clarinet Factory (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 12.04.2014 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

One of the surprising performances at the Crossroads Festival (part of the Colours of Ostrava Festival) in Czech Republic, was from the ensemble called the Clarinet Factory. Made up of heavily classically credentialed players, they made music that was seductive to the ear.

Live & Dangerous: Fall 2014

Jeff Pollack | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean you still can't find time to enjoy some spectacular live music. There are plenty of great shows this month happening all over the country, from LA to NYC.

Riot Fest Music Festival 2014: Up Close (Photos)

Lindsey Best | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This year, in celebration of their 10th year anniversary, 10 bands performed their classic albums in their entirety.

Music Turns Me on: A Conversation With the Hot Band Dopapod

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Listening to music is one way I thrive in this world and Dopapod songs find their way on to my playlists daily.

Watch Lorde Cover Kanye West And Bon Iver

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment

Currently touring around the United States with Majical Cloudz, Lorde has been covering Kanye West's "Flashing Lights" and Bon Iver's "Heavenly Father...

The Biggest, Gayest Music Festival Ever Hits Austin This Weekend

Logan Lynn | Posted 11.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

This coming weekend, September 12-14, over 100 LGBTQ artists and performers will descend upon Austin, Texas for the inaugural Stargayzer Festival -- an epic 3-day queer music & arts mega-fest, previously unmatched in scale.

A Night at The Catalyst with Avey Tare and the Slasher Flicks

Dieter Holger | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Dieter Holger

On Aug. 26 Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks performed for Santa Cruz. Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is a founding member of the critically-acclaimed band Animal Collective. Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks is the latest musical project of the artist.

Best Spots for Live Music: 10 Hotels From Las Vegas To Mexico

Oyster | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Oyster

From poolside DJ sets to soulful jazz in a cozy lounge, hotels give their guests a unique way to enjoy the city without leaving the grounds. If you're someone who loves to kick back and enjoy live music, you'll definitely want to bookmark these 10 hotels!

10 Ideas for a Simple, Healthy Summer

Amy Arndt | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Arndt

What if we decided to make the summer of 2014 a simple, healthy one? Do you long to turn off the gadgets and make some great memories? Wouldn't it be nice to feel better by making some simple healthy choices?

The Entrancing Musical Experience of Yann Tiersen

Molly Fosco | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Molly Fosco

Yann Tiersen's performance is a unique live music experience that will take you completely out of the present, only to put you right back in at the moments when you can truly appreciate his talent.

The Artist to Watch

Donna Fish | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Donna Fish

I have written from time to time about different artists I come across in my random forays to theatre, dance, music and galleries here in NYC. From t...

Chicago in the Summer

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 08.09.2014 | Chicago
Mark DeCarlo

Whether you're looking for great food, music or simply a few new friends to complain about the Cubs to, put summertime in Chicago on your bucket-list. Just make sure you check your weather app before you pack.

Put the Smartphone Down and Enjoy the Show!

Reid Wegley | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Reid Wegley

The smartphone craze is destroying the concert-going experience, at least according to the musicians and the pro photographers who take pictures of sa...

On June 2, 2014 at Black Cat, Something Special Happened

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 08.04.2014 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

With the organized chaos of a controlled experiment, Priests precisely executed a set for the ages. Borrowing from moments from each part of their short career, the band ignited the crowd in joy and frenzy.

Hotels With Live Music

Departures Magazine | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Whether it's sunset concerts sung in the local language at Malawi's Kaya Mawa resort, up-and-coming musicians performing at the Santa Monica beach club Casa del Mar or access to one of the most renowned music venues in the world at the W Austin, hotels have found a way to truly shape their atmosphere.

Jody Watley Brings 30 Years of Hits to Yoshi's Oakland May 29

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.28.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Don't expect only her '80s hits from Jody Watley. When the superstar brings her act to Yoshi's Oakland May 29, the show will reflect the breadth of her multi-decade career.

Are Music Festivals Killing the Live Music Venue Vibe?

Localeur | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Localeur

In Austin, where classic venues like Emo's and Antone's have been forced out of their downtown locations in part due to rising operating costs, music festivals can be seen as a partial if not a root cause of less patronage to these businesses over the last decade before their closings.