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  • Texas Hippie Coalition
    Fozzy and Texas Hippie Coalition lead Sunday's live music
    WWE superstar Chris Jericho brings his hard rock band Fozzy to Wooly's in Des Moines on Sunday for a co-headlining show with Texas Hippie Coalition. Fozzy has been around for 15 years, with Jericho (see slideshow) splitting his time between...
  • The Blood Brothers cry havoc at The Observatory
    The Blood Brothers cry havoc at The Observatory
    2014 has been the year of 2004 comebacks. Plenty of acts that called it quits a decade ago have re-emerged, some for the better and some for the money. The Observatory has been happy to host a few of these acts, with Canadian rockersDeath From...
  • Hypnotic Eye hits the mark
    Hypnotic Eye hits the mark
    Tom Petty hits the mark with his most recent album Hypnotic Eye. He has never tried so hard to sound like himself and this is a good thing. The Heartbreakers are in fine form, with Mike Campbell's guitar standing out during the band's...
  • State Of Mind EP Dizzy Wright Album Cover Art
    Dizzy Wright is headed in the right direction with 'State Of Mind'
    Dizzy Wright is more than just a weed-head or a cool-out rapper. The Flint, Michigan born emcee, who moved around as a child at times claiming California, Georgia but mostly Las Vegas as home, is by all accounts, arguably coast-less in locale, but...
  • Ladies In Waiting "Jingle Ma Belle" album release
    Ladies In Waiting "Jingle Ma Belle" album release show December 18 @ Hugh's Room
    With their upcoming album release party of "Jingle Ma Belle" still a few weeks away, The Ladies In Waiting Collective are already talking about their next project. The party at Hugh's Room on Thursday December 18th will include live...
  • In This Moment, Black Widow Tour with Starset, Twelve Foot Ninja, 3 Pill Morning
    In This Moment, Black Widow Tour with Starset, Twelve Foot Ninja, 3 Pill Morning
    In This Moment's Black Widow Tour supported by Starset, Twelve foot Ninja, 3 Pill Morning and Enstride, which made for one hell of a show! Enstride, a local Philadelphia band, opened the show, while the crowd was still filtering in. They are...
  • The New Pornographers @ HOB Boston
    The New Pornographers Play the House of Blues Boston
    The New Pornographers played the House of Blues Boston this past Wednesday night (11.19.14) with openers The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.I had heard of The New Pornographers before, but until earlier this month, I had never listened to their...
  • Chris Wyse
    Chris Wyse: Ace’s bass(ist)
    As an established and respected musician who has worked with the likes of The Cult, Mick Jagger, and Ozzy Osbourne when not fronting his own successful band, Owl, you would expect that Chris Wyse doesn’t get fazed by much.But when it comes...
  • Shady Classics
    Eminem and DJ Whoo Kid release a "Shady Classics" mixtape
    Eminem and DJ Whoo Kid release a new mixtape comprised of 60+ classic Shady Record’s songs. The mixtape is titled Shady Classics andincludes newer tracks like “Detroit Vs. Everybody” too classics like “Go To Sleep.”...
  • Lollapalooza 2014 in Grant Park in Chicago Review
    Lollapalooza 2014 in Grant Park in Chicago Review
    Lollapalooza celebrated its 10th year in Grant Park, with a record-tying three-day attendance of 300,000. The festival itself traces its origins to 1991, when it presented an alternative to mainstream rock. Five of the six headliners had played...
  • Jennifer Lopez
    2014 American Music Awards airing Sunday, November 23rd
    Sunday night, November 23rd, music stars from a variety of genres will convene at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live to perform and honor the biggest hits of the past year. Rapper/Dance music giant Pitbull will host the event, which airs at 8pm ET on ABC...
  • Stacey Pelinka and Michael Goldberg
    Guitarist Michael Goldberg will curate the next LCCE concert
    The title of the next concert to be presented by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble (LCCE) is Sung and Strummed. The program has been prepared by LCCE guitarist Michael Goldberg, and it will explore the distinctive sonorities of an unusual collection...
  • Dada Life
    Dada Life's Olle Cornéer reveals he has cancer, will take a break from touring
    On November 20th, Olle Cornéer, half of the electronic duo known as Dada Life, took to the bands website to post a message: He has cancer. As a result, he will have to take a break from touring.Cornéer did not reveal what type of cancer he has;...
  • Vince Neil at Gas Monkey Live
    The answer to questions concerning the capacity of concert venues
    Have you ever wondered, "How big is that place actually?" Event venues vary greatly in capacity. Some people enjoy small, intimate venues, while others crave the energy and excitement of larger event centers or concert arenas. In either...
  • Paul Hindemith and Anton Bruckner
    Hindemith conducts Bruckner on a new hänssler CLASSIC release
    Regular readers should know by now that I have taken a great interest in the SWR>>music label, which has been releasing recordings made in the German studios of Südwestrundfunk (SWR, “southwest broadcasting”) through digital...