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  • The Crusaders Scratch Album Cover
    The Crusaders make music to itch for
    Here’s why this album should be in your collection!Scratch (1974) by The Crusaders is a special treasure for collectors of live jazz albums.Wilton Felder (saxophone), Wayne Henderson (trombone), Stix Hooper (drums), and Joe Sample (keyboards...
  • Alex woodard and Jon foreman perform at the For the Sender concert at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California on Dec 14, 2014
    For the Sender concert benefits Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation
    Is a letter for the receiver or “For the Sender”?Confronting loss and heartache is difficult enough but to write a letter then share your personal beautiful memories, aspirations and heartache is quite another. For the Sender, a book...
  • "Rubber Soul"
    Your weekly Beatles calendar: 'Rubber Soul' tops UK chart in 1965
    Your weekly Beatles calendar:Exhibits: "Ladies and Gentleman...The Beatles!" Now at History Miami untilJanuary 18. 2015. History Miami 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130. Co-produced by the Grammy Museum and Fab Four Exhibits...
  • Duo Río Roma is ready for 2015 with a tour and award nominations
    Río Roma announces 2015 tour
    Río Romais off on the right foot for 2015. The brother duo, Jose Luis and Raul Roma, who are nominated for the 2015 Premio Lo Nuestro will also be on tour.Their Es Un Buen Día tour will kick off in Sacramento, Calif. with additional stops...
  • 31 Days of Music: Day 20
    31 Days of Music: Day 20 - Cory Branan
    With less than two weeks left in 2014 we arrive at Day 20 of the 31 Days of Music. The next album in my best of the year list is Cory Branan's No Hit Wonder.There is a good chance that the average music listener has never partaken in the music...
  • Musical groups invoking Jim Morrison homage or pandering?
    Musical groups invoking Jim Morrison homage or pandering?
    A few days ago I ran an article on Steve Taylor’s “Jim Morrison’s Grave.” I had fully intended to use it as an example of a band invoking Jim Morrison to draw attention to their own musical project, then I did a little...
  • ARL Benefit poster
    Animal Rescue League benefit shows lead Sunday's concert calendar
    The Central Iowa Concert Calendar for Sunday, December 21 is topped off by dual benefit shows for the Animal Rescue League. Get the details on these shows and more below.The Underground Rock Shop and The Fremont in Des Moines have teamed up to run...
  • Old Crow Medicine Show
    Rewind with Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor
    Ketch Secor, one half of the duo Ketch and Critter, grew up in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia, where he met Critter Fuqua when they were both in seventh grade. They developed a close friendship and musical partnership that has carried them...
  • The War on Drugs
    Bonnaroo 2015 lineup clue #9 released
    The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival's "12 Days of RooClues" promotion rolls on with the 9th clue released today. For those unfamiliar, the 12 Days of RooClues is a game Bonnaroo plays with fans by posting photos on their Instagram...
  • EXO
    'My Fandom's Been Hit' How To Cope With K-Pop Scandals And Tragedies
    2014 has been a stressful year for K-Pop fans. From relationship announcements , debuts and delays, to medical scares, deaths and the "death" of groups as we knew them, heartstrings are being tugged all over the Hallyu fandom. Here are a...
  • Thanks for the memories 106 and Park
    Thanks for the memories 106 and Park
    On September 11, 2000 in Harlem New York at East 106th Street and Park Avenue BET’s once number-one rated video show was born. With regal essence, its very first hosts, A. J. Calloway and Marie "Free" Wright entertained “The...
  • Hip-hop pioneers Russell Simmons and Jay-Z take action to reform NYC policies
    Hip-hop pioneers Russell Simmons and Jay-Z take action to reform NYC policies
    While protesters, including rapper J. Cole, flee the streets after the decision was made to not indict police officers Darren Wilson or Daniel Pantaleo in the homicides of Ferguson, MO teenager Michael Brown and New Yorker Eric Garner, hip-hop...
  • Rolling Stones
    Rolling Stones, One Direction, Lead Live Music's $20 Billion Year
    Boy band One Direction and former boy band member Justin Timberlake dominated the box office in 2014. Combined, their global tours grossed close to $500 million and sold more than 5 million tickets in a year where a diverse collection of acts --...
  • Taylor Swift
    Taylor Swift Heading for her 6th Week at #1 on Billboard 200
    Taylor Swift's 1989 is heading back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.Industry forecasters suggest the album may sell over 340,000 copies in the week ending Dec. 21, while its overall album consumption figure could approach 390,000.The...
  • Craig Wayne Boyd
    Season 7 Voice Winner, Boyd, to appear on Grand Ole Opry Jan 3
    Craig Wayne Boyd, the season seven winner of NBC’s Emmy Award winning The Voice, will help the Opry bring in the new year with his debut Opry performance on Sat., Jan. 3. Dot Records recording artist Boyd was coached by Opry member Blake...