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Interview: Singer and songwriter Tim Atlas on “All Talk!”, competing on The Voice and his upcoming national tour

Singer and songwriter Tim Atlas grew up in California’s Bay Area and recently made the move to Los AngelesHis groovy, R&B-infused, indie pop sound features layered guitars and heartfelt lyrics, which he says take influence from artists like Hall & Oates, John Mayer and Phoenix.  Continue Reading

Five things not to miss at Hangout Music Festival this weekend, the chillest, sunniest festival in the South

In the past five years, Hangout Music Festival has done what so many festivals have failed to do by creating a party on the beach with amazing talent from around the globe in a sunny, beachside setting. The award-winning festival returns to Gulf Shores, Alabama from May 18 to 20 with three days of music, headlined by The Killers, Kendrick Lamar and The Chainsmokers. Continue Reading

Chicano Batman push forward with politically-charged, progressive music as their national tour continues

Chicano Batman is a four-piece band based of out Los Angeles, California. The band is known for their unique blend of 70’s psychedelic rock and romantic pop. During live performances, they’re appropriately dressed in 70s style vintage suits with ruffled shirts, as if they are playing for a wedding. Continue Reading

Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Tool and Alice in Chains to headline Northern Invasion in Wisconsin this May

The start of the spring and summer seasons mark the beginning of one of the best times of the year: music festival season.  Festivals across the country have been announced, including the incredible Northern Invasion, one of the best hard rock festivals the Midwest has to offer.

This year, the festival will take place on May 12 & 13 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI with an an overall outstanding lineup.  Headlining this year’s festival are Tool and Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle and Alice in Chains, with nearly 40 bands playing over the course of both days on three stages, including a camping experience on the festival grounds.

Avenged Sevenfold in Little Rock. Photo by Dominique Benedict

Tickets are still available for Northern Invasion and can be found here.

The full lineup for Northern Invasion by day can be found below.

Saturday: Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Breaking Benjamin, I Prevail, Parkway Drive, Black Stone Cherry, Atreyu, We Came As Romans, Butcher Babies, The Bronx, Miss May I, Senses Fail, Stick To Your Guns, The Fever 333, Cane Hill, Grandson, Counterfeit, From Ashes to New, & Big Story.

Sunday: Tool, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, The Used, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Andrew WK, Anti-Flag, Hawthorne Heights, Red Sun Rising, Dance Gavin Dance, 10 Years, Like A Storm, I See Stars, DED, The Blue Stones, Mutoid Man, Whitney Peyton, Spirit Animal, & Joyous Wolf.

Senses Fail in Mountain View. Photo by Brian Benton.

Thank goodness Matt and Kim are back on the road, with stops in Brooklyn and at Shaky Knees

Everybody’s favorite drum-keys duo Matt and Kim are back after a long hiatus, and their return couldn’t have come soon enough. Matt and Kim are one of the touring world’s consistently energetic shows, known for their beat-driven anthems and spontaneous on-stage dance parties. Continue Reading

Artist to watch Ella Vos continues her first ever North American tour with shows in New York this week

Ella Vos, the L.A.-based pop singer behind the super sultry and heavily-remixed “White Noise,” is a week into her first ever North American tour, with upcoming dates in New York, Chicago, Seattle and California. This week, she’ll play two shows in New York City, first at The Bowery Ballroom on March 8 and then the next night at Rough Trade in Brooklyn. Continue Reading

British/Icelandic trio Dream Wife gear up their snappy, DIY punk for shows in Los Angeles and New York in November

London-based and British/Icelandic born Dream Wife made a splash at SXSW, and now they’re returning to the United States this month for shows in Los Angeles and New York. On 11/13, they’ll play Echoplex, and on 11/16, they’ll visit Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. Continue Reading

You should probably go see Kasabian in September during their string of U.S. shows

Kasabian, the beloved U.K. band that has headlined Glastonbury and Leeds and has twice won the Q Award for “Best Act in the World Today,” are playing a series of North American dates in September. The band released their sixth studio album For Crying Out Loud in the UK on May 5th, landing them their 5th UK #1 album, and they’ll be supporting the new music at relatively small venues in eight cities. Continue Reading

Preview: The Head and the Heart and The Lone Bellow to bring their warm, rootsy music to Central Park Summerstage

Two of the best Americana and indie folk acts around are coming together for a show in New York City next month. On September 21, The Head and the Heart will be joined by The Lone Bellow for what’s sure to be a night of warm, big-hearted, rootsy music. Continue Reading

Roger Waters re-targets Pink Floyd’s classic protest rock at Donald Trump at tour rehearsal in New Jersey

 40 years later, and the lyrics to songs like “Another Brick In The Wall,” “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” and “Money” are as alive as ever. The stunning Trump takedown was part of Roger Water’s rehearsal last night for his upcoming Us + Them tour, which featured songs both old and new.

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