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Aretha Franklin tribute concert planned by Clive Davis is set for Madison Square Garden

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 9:36 pm

Aretha Franklin, also known as the Queen of Soul, is getting what is sure to be a star-studded tribute on Nov. 14 at New York's Madison Square Garden. According to the Washington Post, music mogul Clive Davis, who worked with Franklin for decades, is the concert's chief organizer. On Aug. 1...

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Atlanta Gladiators sign defenseman Vytal Cote

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 9:20 pm

The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL signed defenseman Vytal Cote on Thursday. Cote is joining his fourth ECHL team after playing 35 games last season with the Adirondack Thunder, Greenville Swamp Rabbits and Fort Wayne Komets.In 2017-18, Cote played 26 games with the Thunder, five games with the...

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Atlanta Gladiators sign right winger Justin MacDonald

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 9:16 pm

The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL signed right winger Justin McDonald to a contract on Thursday. Last season, MacDonald played for the Fort Wayne Komets and Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL and the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League. While with the Thunderbolts in...

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Say Anything frontman announces band's retirement

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 9:02 pm

Say Anything frontman Max Bemis has announced the retirement of the band in a message to fans that spans nine pages. Posted online early Aug. 16, Bemis discussed the future of the band and what may or may not happen but made clear that he is ceasing being a touring musician as his profession. This...

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Chance The Rapper headlines Spotify's RapCaviar Live show in Brooklyn

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 8:50 pm

Spotify's RapCaviar Live concert series is returning to New York City with a show headlined by Chance The Rapper on Sept. 29 at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn. Other performers on the bill are Sheck Wes, Tierra Whack and DJ SpinKing. Pre-sale tickets are available on Aug...

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'Let it Wander' by Circles Around The Sun: psychedelic space funk

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 7:52 pm

Some bands, like some superheroes, have more interesting origin stories than others. Circles Around The Sun is one of them. The band came together when Neal Casal (guitar) and Adam MacDougall (keyboards) of Chris Robinson Brotherhood joined Dan Horne (bass) and Mark Levy (drums) to record...

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Seattle City Council votes to protect Showbox Theater

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 7:50 pm

The Showbox Theater is a Seattle music venue that was opened in 1939 and has hosted legendary acts throughout its history. Everyone from Duke Ellington and the Ramones to Pearl Jam and Soundgarden has performed in the building.However, in July a Vancouver-based developer bought the property with...

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Atlanta Gladiators sign Austin McKay

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 7:50 pm

The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL signed forward Austin McKay on Thursday. McKay played 61 regular season games in the ECHL in 2017-18 with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and had 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points with 40 penalty minutes and was a -37. A forward, McKay is 27 years old. Known for...

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Interview: From the streets to the studio, rapper J-Haze talks rising to the top

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 7:38 pm

<p>Rapper J-Haze's new album, <em>Pittsburgh</em>, is available now.</p>“I saw a lot of crazy stuff when I was living out in the streets. I didn’t care about much, just whatever I had to do to survive. I was either going to come up out of it or end up dead or back in jail,” rapper J-Haze explained to AXS. “I’m not proud of everything I have done but I am not ashamed of...

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5 things you didn't know about Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish's Rascals

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 7:32 pm

The Rascals are back together again - sort of. Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish helped form the famous classic rock band in New Jersey back in the early 1960s, and went on to help define the decade’s pop/rock sound with feel-good hits like “Groovin’,” “Beautiful Morning” and “Good Lovin’.” Now...

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Atlanta Gladiators to have 5km race/walk Nov. 3

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 7:18 pm

The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL will have a 5-kilometer race/walk on Sat., Nov. 3 at the Infinite Energy Center. Money raised from the walk/race will go to the Atlanta Gladiators Foundation (previously known as the Gladiators for Kids Foundation). The event is called Circus Maximus. The term...

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5 things you may not know about Farm Aid

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 7:14 pm

© Mary AndrewsThe 2018 Farm Aid Festival will take place at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday, Sept 22. Farm Aid is a celebration of music and family farmers. Each year the festival location is different in order to get a picture of the challenges that local family farmers face in different...

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Watch: Paul Simon in the studio recording new version of 'Darling Lorraine'

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 7:12 pm

Paul Simon continues to build anticipation ahead of his newly announced studio album In the Blue Light, which drops on Sept. 7 via Sony Legacy. The 16-time Grammy winner has posted a behind-the-scenes teaser video of his new arrangement for the track “Darling Lorraine."The two-time Rock and Roll...

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Interview: John Oates revisits his roots, sets sights on Rock Hall

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:48 pm

John Oates is feeling his roots these days.The Philadelphia-bred musician set new standards for soul in the ‘70s and ‘80s with partner Daryl Hall, with whom he’d go on to sell some 40 million records (six certified gold, seven platinum) around the world.Together, Hall & Oates notched a string...

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Listen: Miguel shares new Mark Ronson-produced single, ‘Vote’ from ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ soundtrack

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:46 pm

Hollywood’s latest Rom-Com, “Crazy Rich Asians” arrived in theaters in the United States on Wednesday, Aug. 15. On Thursday, one of the tracks from its soundtrack arrived on YouTube and streaming services in the form of a lively track from Miguel titled “Vote.” The single was reportedly produced by...

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Listen: The 1975 drop new single 'TooTimeTooTimeTooTime'

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:44 pm

After several days of online teasing, The 1975 have finally unleashed the third single off their upcoming third studio album. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, the British band debuted “TooTimeTooTimeTooTime," the latest single off their much-anticipated forthcoming record. The song made its worldwide debut on...

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2018-19 LA Clippers roster: Montrezl Harrell player profile

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:40 pm

With the NBA releasing the schedule for the upcoming season, LA Clippers fans can begin to look forward to what should be a promising year at Staples Center. Big man Montrezl Harrell helped build optimism with his play last season. The athletic center showcased a knack for scoring around the rim...

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2018-19 LA Clippers roster: Milos Teodosic player profile

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:40 pm

With the NBA releasing the schedule for the upcoming season, LA Clippers fans can begin to look forward to what should be a promising year at Staples Center. Much of the team’s promise stems from good health, which was lacking in 2017-18. Milos Teodosic, who battled through plantar fasciitis for...

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LeBron James receives praise from Rockets GM

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:36 pm

Even though the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets will become bigger rivals in next season’s Western Conference, Daryl Morey heaped praise on LeBron James.James, the Lakers’ key acquisition during a busy summer, was once rumored to be a possibility in Houston. Morey, the Rockets general...

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San Diego Gulls announce 2018-19 promotional schedule

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:32 pm

The San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League have announced their promotional schedule for the 2018-19 regular season. There are a total of 17 home games that have been highlighted as nights that have a special promotion at the Valley View Casino Center. The most notable night of the season...

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Atlanta Gladiators sign defenseman Kevin Montgomery

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:28 pm

The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL signed Kevin Montgomery to a contract on Tuesday. Montgomery spent the 2017-18 playing professionally in Denmark. While in Denmark, Montgomery played 44 regular season games with Rodovre Mighty Bulls. He had six goals and 19 assists for 25 points with 27 penalty...

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Watch: Kurt Vile shares video for new single, ‘Loading Zones’

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:26 pm

If you’re Kurt Vile, you park for free, or at least that’s the way the rock guitarist and singer lives his life in his new music video for “Loading Zones.” The song was shared on Thursday morning, and carries that relaxed trademark Kurt Vile sound and texture as the Philadelphia musician seems to be...

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Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:24 pm

International artistic treasure, the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin, has died at her home in Detroit after a battle with pancreatic cancer on Thursday morning, Pitchfork reports.Confirmation of her death came through her family and publicist on Thursday morning, who provided fans around the world...

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Michl announces October 2018 show at the Roxy in Los Angeles

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:40 pm

Elusive singer and producer Michl is set to perform a handful of dates later in the fall of 2018 and will take the stage in his hometown of Los Angeles, California at The Roxy on Oct. 12, 2018 (Tickets). Though Michl has a short catalog over the span of two years, his songs hit deep with more...

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6LACK announces From East Atlanta With Love fall 2018 tour

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:36 pm

There is no underestimating the love 6LACK has for East Atlanta.Though he was born in Baltimore, it was this area of Atlanta that raised him and backed him on his rise to stardom. 6LACK’s star power came to fruition for the rest of the world to see when “Prblms” became a huge hit in 2016, and from...

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Harry Hudson announces Can Cowboys Cry tour in fall 2018

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:30 pm

Folk rock and pop artist Harry Hudson has announced North American tour dates that kick off starting November 2018 in support of his debut LP Yesterday's Tomorrow Night. The Can Cowboys Cry tour will reach 17 cities across the US and Canada and begins on Nov. 7 in Portland, Oregon.From one of the...

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The Kinks to release 'Village Green Preservation Society' box set

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 9:48 pm

The Kinks are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their 1968 album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society by re-issuing the album in several different formats on Oct. 26. The reissue includes the previously unreleased track "Time Song," which will be released as a limited-edition...

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New York Giants best players and predictions for the 2018 season

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 9:46 pm

The New York Giants are trying to rebuild on the fast track this season. They had, and still have some, aging players. The goal has been to get younger. They accomplished that in some spots, but need to get better and younger at others.Here are the best players on the Giants roster and some...

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New York Giants 2018 team preview

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 9:42 pm

The New York Giants suffered through a disastrous 3-13 season in 2017 when many people thought they would win the NFC East. However, they lost each of their first five games and had two other streaks of three losses or more. They never won back-to-back games and had the second-worst record in the...

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Review: The Magpie Salute soar on debut studio album 'High Water I'

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 9:40 pm

Magpie Salute fans rejoice!  The Black Crowes offshoot, fronted by ex-BC co-founder Rich Robinson,  unleashed their long-awaited debut studio album High Water I on Aug. 10 via Eagle Rock.The 12-track offering is the follow up to the fledgling rocker's 2017 self-titled live album. The Magpie Salute...

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The Voice season 15 to introduce 'The Comeback Stage' digital series

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 9:38 pm

"The Voice" is adding another new concept next season, and this one could change the show significantly. The NBC show's executive producer Audrey Morrissey revealed in an interview with Deadline that "The Voice" season 15 will include a digital series called "The Comeback Stage," which allows a...

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Top 5 best LA Clippers guards

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 9:34 pm

The 2018-19 NBA season is almost upon us, and LA Clippers fans can begin to look forward to what should be a promising year at Staples Center. The Clippers front office has compiled one of the youngest and deepest rosters in recent memory, and the guard position is arguably the spot with the most...

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Mike D’Antoni optimistic about Carmelo Anthony’s fit in Houston

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 9:32 pm

It’s no secret that Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni maintained a tumultuous relationship with Carmelo Anthony when both were a part of the New York Knicks. The two have been paired together once again in Houston, and the head coach envisions better results.Anthony has officially joined the...

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Bruno Mars replaces Cardi B with opening acts Ciara, Boyz II Men, Ella Mai, Charlie Wilson

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 9:28 pm

Ciara, Boyz II Men, Ella Mai and Charlie Wilson are the opening acts for the fall 2018 North American leg of Bruno Mars' 24K Magic Tour. The four artists have replaced Cardi B, who dropped out of the tour in July to go a maternity leave from touring. Cardi B and her husband, Migos member Offset...

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Listen: Pale Waves releases another new single 'Black'

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 8:06 pm

Almost a month after announcing the release date for their much-anticipated debut album, Pale Waves has returned with another new song from the forthcoming release. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, the Manchester-founded band premiered their sixth song off My Mind Makes Noises; a track titled "Black." Heading...

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All My Friends music festival releases set times and festival map

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 7:42 pm

All My Friends Festival The official set times, festival map, and a new app for the All My Friends music festival have all been released ahead of the weekend’s festivities on August 18-19. With 3 stages in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles at Row DTLA, 777 Alameda St., music begins promptly at 4pm and runs till midnight...

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2018-19 LA Clippers roster: Marcin Gortat player profile

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 6:54 pm

With the NBA releasing the schedule for the upcoming season, LA Clippers fans can begin to look forward to what should be a promising year at Staples Center. When fans see the new-look Clippers, one fresh face will come in the form of Marcin Gortat. The franchise acquired Gortat, a burly center, in...

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Interview: Chris Butler and Ralph Carney conjure humorous holidays

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 6:40 pm

Some holidays are religious in nature. Others are days of legally-sanctioned commemoration…or of cutthroat corporate opportunism. Some people love certain holidays, while others would prefer to dispense with them entirely.Regardless of which side you’re on, you’ll probably agree that holidays are...

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San Diego Gulls name Andy Zilch television and radio broadcaster

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 6:38 pm

The San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League has named Andy Zilch their new play-by-play broadcaster for television and radio. In an announcement made on Tuesday, Zilch will be heard on FOX 5 San Diego for select regular season and playoff games, and on two radio stations--The Mighty 1090 AM...

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Interview: Guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor talks reissues, U.S. tour

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 6:26 pm

<p>Joanne Shaw Taylor will plug in on tour this Fall.</p>Cleveland’s Music Box Supper Club will be serving extra sizzle and spice next Wednesday, Aug. 22, when British-born guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor plays the riverside concert hall on The Flats’ west bank.Taylor’s cut several independent solo albums, whose hot licks and Stevie Ray Vaughan-like riffs...

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Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to release memoir this fall, ‘Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back)’

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 5:52 pm

Jeff Tweedy will be heading out on a North American solo tour this fall beginning on Sept. 19 and running for 11 shows before ending on Oct. 8 at Los Angeles’ Theatre at Ace Hotel. As soon as the Wilco singer/songwriter/guitarist gets off the road, he’ll be in full book promo mode for the upcoming...

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San Diego Seals free agent signing profile: Nick Tintle

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 5:52 pm

The San Diego Seals of the National Lacrosse League are in the process of filling out their roster for the 2018-19 National Lacrosse League regular season and among the players, they are acquiring have California roots. On Aug.9, the Seals signed Rancho Santa Margarita, CA resident Nick Tintle...

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2018-19 LA Clippers roster: Patrick Beverley player profile

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 5:50 pm

With the NBA releasing the schedule for the upcoming season, LA Clippers fans can begin to look forward to what should be a promising year at Staples Center. Patrick Beverley will mark one of the most anticipated returns from an injury-plagued 2017-18 season for the Clippers. Beverley was a key...

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Former LA Kings defenseman Kevin Gravel could have impact with Oilers

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 5:48 pm

Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Kevin Gravel could have an unexpected immediate impact with the Edmonton Oilers this season. When the Oilers signed Gravel to a one year, two-way deal worth $700,000 on July 1, he was expected to be a seventh defenseman and a player that would be used if an injury...

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Watch: Paul McCartney debuts new single and video for 'Fuh You'

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 5:46 pm

Paul McCartney has dropped a brand new single and lyric video for the song “Fuh You.” The track is the latest offering from the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's upcoming studio album Egypt Station, which will hit shelves Sept. 7 via Capitol Records.The legendary British rocker unveiled the...

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2018-19 LA Clippers roster: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander player profile

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 5:42 pm

<p>Shai Gilgeous-Alexander rises for a jumper in the Las Vegas Summer League.</p>With the NBA releasing the schedule for the upcoming season, LA Clippers fans can begin to look forward to what should be a promising year at Staples Center.One of the key storylines following the Clippers this season will be the development of point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Canadian-born and...

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Listen to 'The Voice' season 9 winner Jordan Smith's new album

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 5:18 pm

Jordan Smith is best known for winning the ninth season of NBC's singing competition "The Voice" but he continues to search for his voice after the show. He's taking a significant step forward with his second post-show album, Only Love, which is now available on iTunes. You can sample the entire...

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Kyle Kuzma likes new Lakers roster

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 5:16 pm

Even though Kyle Kuzma will need to engage in a more heated battle for minutes, he likes what he sees on the Los Angeles Lakers roster. On the heels of adding a host of players, namely JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Michael Beasley, and Moritz Wagner (through the draft), the improving...

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New Orleans Saints best players and predictions for the 2018 season

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 4:46 pm

The New Orleans Saints have quietly built one of the deepest rosters in the league. For the longest time, they had issues at every level of the defense as well as several position groups on the offense. Now, experts have to nitpick to find the holes.Here are the best players on the Saints roster...

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New Orleans Saints 2018 team preview

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 4:46 pm

The New Orleans Saints finally turned the corner last season. They have had one of the best quarterbacks in the league for quite a while, but could not be better than an average team. They emphasized defense in the offense and it paid off. They got off to a slow start losing but won eight games in a...

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Listen: Roosevelt shares new single, ‘Forgive’ featuring Washed Out

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 4:30 pm

The German electro-pop singer-songwriter Roosevelt has shared the next track which will appear on his upcoming sophomore album, Young Romance, when the studio project arrives later next month on Sept. 28. Roosevelt, whose real name is Marius Lauber, had previously released the album’s lead single...

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Steve Perry returns with new single, ‘No Erasin,’ announces first solo album since 1994

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 4:28 pm

Steve Perry fans never stopped believin’! The popular former frontman of Journey and a familiar voice from the synth-driven, arena rock era has returned with his first solo recording in nearly 25 years with the newly released power track, “No Erasin'.” The fresh new single is the lead track on Perry...

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Listen: Cat Power teams up with Lana Del Rey for new single, ‘Woman’

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 4:26 pm

Cat Power’s Chan Marshall has shared the next single which will appear on her upcoming studio album, Wanderer. The new track, titled “Woman,” features backing vocal support from another talented lo-fi indie pop singer, Lana Del Rey, and can be heard in its official music video seen above.The new...

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5 most provocative artists at the MTV Video Music Awards

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 4:24 pm

The MTV Video Music Awards can be considered the award show that’s most likely to have outrageous moments. Although some VMAs in recent years haven’t had any big, shocking incidents, some music artists have repeatedly caused controversy or pulled attention-grabbing stunts at the VMAs. Here are the...

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5 major rock artists who never performed at the MTV VMAs

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 4:22 pm

MTV has had a big influence on the careers of numerous artists, but there are some artists who’ve had heavy exposure on MTV but have never performed at the network’s biggest event—the MTV Video Music Awards. Here are the top five rock artists who were MTV darlings but who never performed at the MTV...

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5 major R&B/hip-hop artists who never performed at the MTV VMAs

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 4:16 pm

MTV has had a big influence on the careers of numerous artists, but there are some artists who’ve had heavy exposure on MTV but have never performed at the network’s biggest event—the MTV Video Music Awards. Here are the top five R&B/hip-hop artists who were MTV darlings but who never performed...

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Watch: Anja Kotar explores in 'Theory of Relativity' music video

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 4:04 pm

Anja Kotar is continuing her busy 2018 with another new music video. Her latest video "Theory of Relativity" is a dreamy exploration of nostalgia, looking back on adventures with loved ones. You can watch the video now above. The song is also available as a single on iTunes."Theory of Relativity...

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5 reasons to see Whose Live Anyway? live

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:58 pm

Whose Live Anyway? is coming to City National Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim, California on Saturday, Nov. 3 and it's an evening of live comedy that no one should miss. Watch the tour trailer by playing the video above, check out five reasons to go below, and then get your tickets to Whose Live Anyway...

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Travis Scott releases updated version of 'Yosemite'

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:50 pm

Travis Scott released his new album Astroworld but he was not happy with one of the tracks on the album. When fans commented that when Nav performed on "Yosemite" it sounded a lot quieter than everyone else on the song. Even Nac made fun of it by creating his own meme.To rectify the situation...

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Watch: Nicki Minaj adlibs a verse about Stephen Colbert for 'Barbie Dreams'

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:46 pm

Nicki Minaj has a lot going on in her life right now. She has a new album that hit on Friday called Queen. She has a new radio show she is hosting on Apple Music's Beats 1. To help promote all her new endeavors, Minaj appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday night.The two talked about...

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Watch: Ariana Grande and James Corden remake Titanic soundtrack with Hall & Oates and Foo Fighters covers

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:34 pm

If The Late Late Show With James Corden does anything other than amazing entertainment, it is to make musicians turn in some of the most delightful and offbeat performances of their career. Whether it is going down "Abbey Road" singing with Paul McCartney or sitting in a car singing with Carrie...

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Hundreds of guitarists break world record by playing AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' in unison

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:30 pm

While AC/DC might be winding down their long and successful career in the world of hard rock, they are in the news once again -- even though the band had nothing to do with it. In this case, over 450 guitarists gathered together in Sydney over the weekend to break a record for the Guinness Book of...

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Hoobastank announces The Reason tour for album's 15th anniversary

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:26 pm

Hoobastank's biggest-selling album was 2003's The Reason, whose title track was also the band's biggest hit. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the album, Hoobastank will be hitting the road for The Reason Tour, which launches Oct. 25 in Portland, Oregon. The tour will run with dates through Nov...

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z dedicate Detroit show to Aretha Franklin

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:24 pm

The news broke this week that Aretha Franklin has fallen into critical condition and might be nearing death. This has shaken up the music world and two of the biggest names in R&B stepped up and paid tribute to the Queen of Soul on Monday night in Detroit.The concert took place on Ford Field in...

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John Lennon-Yoko Ono music video 'Imagine' film headed to theaters

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:22 pm

The John Lennon and Yoko Ono film Imagine is coming to theaters this September with a remastered look and remixed music. On Aug. 14, Eagle Rock Entertainment announced that the film will include a Dolby Atmos soundtrack and also some newly added previously unreleased bonus material. The original...

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Chris Lane adds fall 2018 U.S. tour dates with opening acts Mason Ramsey and Gabby Barrett

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:16 pm

Chris Lane has added autumn dates in the U.S. for his Laps Around the Sun Tour, with yodeling sensation Mason Ramsey and former "American Idol' finalist Gabby Barrett as the opening acts. The newly added dates range from Oct. 12 in Gulf Breeze, Florida, to Dec. 15 in Philadelphia. Ramsey is the...

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Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness announces Dear Jack Benefit Concert at Royale in Boston

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:14 pm

After holding the eighth annual Dear Jack Benefit Concert at Denver’s Ogden Theatre in 2017, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will bring the ninth installment of the benefit for adolescent and young adult cancer patients to Boston’s Royale on Nov. 11. McMahon took to Twitter on Tuesday (Aug. 14) to...

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Karen's Bar & Grill hosts BX-Four and birthday celebrations

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:12 pm

<p>BX-Four celebrates birthday with great music. </p>BX-Four is continuing their summer tour with a stop at Karen's Bar & Grill located at 702 Freedom Plains Road in Poughkeepsie New York. BX-Four would like you to join them on Friday Aug.17, 2018 at 8:30 to celebrate Johnny Gee and Stephanie Pasqualetto's birthdays with food and music. They will...

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Journey's Steve Perry teases comeback on social media

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:08 pm

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry hasn't released any music in over two decades, but the singer may have just dropped a hint on social media that that's about to change.Perry hasn't released any new music since his 1994 solo album For the Love of Strange Medicine, but posts all over his social...

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Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2018: Lauryn Hill, SZA, Post Malone and more

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:00 pm

Lauryn Hill, SZA, Post Malone, A$AP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator are among the artists set to perform at the 2018 edition of Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, which will take place Nov. 10-11 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Passes go on sale Aug. 17 at 12 p.m. PT.Other artists performing at the event...

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Conan O'Brien drops music performances from his show

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:30 pm

As of 2019, Conan O'Brien's late-night TBS talk/comedy show "Conan" will no longer have music performances after the show is reduced to 30 minutes, according to Variety. It had already been announced in May that "Conan," which is televised Mondays through Thursdays, will shorten its episode time...

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Paul McCartney reveals new details on upcoming studio album Egypt Station

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:28 pm

Paul McCartney continues to slowly feed morsels of information to hungry fans about his highly anticipated studio album Egypt Station. The ex-Beatle has unveiled the complete track list along with artwork details ahead of the release of his first solo album of original songs since 2013's New, which...

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2018 MTV Video Music Awards: Panic! At the Disco, Backstreet Boys added as performers; Kevin Hart, DJ Khaled, Bebe Rexha among presenters

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:10 pm

Viewers of the MTV Video Music Awards can now add Panic! At the Disco to their list of performers for the show, which is set to take place Aug. 20 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. In addition, Backstreet Boys, Bazzi and Bryce Vine are performing on the MTV VMA pre-show, which MTV will also...

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San Diego Seals free agent signing profile: Mikie Schlosser

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 10:02 pm

The San Diego Seals of the National Lacrosse League now have a native Californian on their roster. On Thursday, the Seals signed transition player Mikie Schlosser of Davis, CA to a contract. Schlosser is one of three transition players currently on the Seals active roster. The other two are Zach...

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'So You Think You Can Dance' season 15 tour dates announced

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:46 pm

Tour dates have been announced for the So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 tour, featuring the top 10 finalists from season 15 of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" competition series. The tour begins Oct. 13 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and ends Dec. 9 in Spokane, Washington. The top 1...

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Listen: Cloud Nothings share new single 'The Echo of the World'

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:18 pm

Ever since Cloud Nothings turned up the heat with the spectacular Life Without Sound, fans of the Cleveland-based indie rock band have been on the edge of their seats waiting for an encore.That encore is coming soon as the band has recently announced that their fifth album, Last Building Burning...

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Watch: Nicki Minaj reenacts album cover art in 'Ganja Burn' music video

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:14 pm

To celebrate the release of her highly anticipated fourth studio album, Queen--which arrived on Aug. 10 instead of the initial June release date but ahead of the rescheduled Aug. 17 date-- Nicki Minaj has shared a video for the album’s lead-off track “Ganja Burn.” The visual was directed by Mert...

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Velvet Underground retrospective exhibit coming to New York City

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:10 pm

An exhibit celebrating the history of the influential rock band the Velvet Underground is coming to the band's hometown of New York. From Oct. 10 to Dec. 30, The Velvet Underground Experience will be at a pop-up location at 718 Broadway. Tickets go on sale Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. ET. According to a...

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Interview: The Aquabats are gathering a Legion of Righteous Comrades and want you to be a part of it

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 7:42 pm

On one enchanting summer night in Southern California, Toto took the stage at an outdoor arena and covered a Weezer song, while only miles away, Weezer happened to be performing with “Weird Al” Yankovic, belting out their rendition of Toto’s “Africa.” It was this ironic moment which had taken place...

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San Diego Seals free agent signing profile: Kevin Cooper

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 7:20 pm

The San Diego Seals of the National Lacrosse League are preparing for their inaugural season in the NLL and they will have a southern California resident on their roster. On Aug. 2, the Seals announced that Kevin Cooper of Encinitas, CA (26 miles north of San Diego) had come to terms on a contract...

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San Diego Seals free agent profile: Lauchlin Elder

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 7:18 pm

In an ongoing series, AXS Sports is in the process of featuring the players that the San Diego Seals have signed through free agency. On Aug. 2, one day after the Seals signed 11 players, the franchise signed forward Lauchlin Elder. At 23 years of age, Elder is 6'2" and 185 pounds. He shoots left...

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Billie Eilish sets out for 1 by 1 North American tour

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 7:14 pm

Billie Eilish has created a sound and persona that is all her own.At just the young age if 16, Eilish has shown the music world that you don’t have to be an adult to created superior grown-up music. In August of 2017, Eilish’s debut EP, Don’t Smile at Me, has amassed over 87 million streams on...

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Every Time I Die announce 20th anniversary tour

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 7:06 pm

Since 1998, Buffalo metalcore band Every Time I Die has delivered intense performances around the world. This fall, the group will celebrate their 20th anniversary with one of the most explosive tour lineups this year. Announced today, the group's trek will include two stops inside Denver's Bluebird...

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LA Kings offer three different mini-plans for 2018-19 NHL season

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 6:48 pm

The Los Angeles Kings are offering three different mini-plans for the 2018-19 National Hockey League regular season. Fans have an opportunity to see the Kings at the Staples Center by purchasing a kickoff mini-plan, no.1 picks mini-plan, and a division rivalry mini-plan. In the kickoff mini-plan...

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2018-19 LA Clippers roster: Danilo Gallinari player profile

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 6:46 pm

With the NBA releasing the schedule for the upcoming season, LA Clippers fans can begin to look forward to what should be a promising year at Staples Center.Much of that hope will derive from a Clippers squad that is finally healthy. LA was ravaged by injuries during the 2017-18 season, and the...

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Photos: Portugal. The Man take over the Shrine Auditorium in LA

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 6:30 pm

Paige Wilson + Goldenvoice.Portugal. The Man made another stop in Southern California last week—this time at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles—before heading to Asia for the next leg of their tour. The Alaskan-born band, who has been on the road in support of their latest album Woodstock for the majority of the year...

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Kawhi Leonard remains an option for LA Clippers in 2019

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:54 pm

Even though the Toronto Raptors acquired Kawhi Leonard with the hopes of keeping him long term, rumors persist that the dominant two-way player could still seek a path to Los Angeles. According to ESPN, Leonard is believed to still have his eyes on either the LA Clippers or Los Angeles Lakers when...

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Real Friends announce 2018 fall headlining tour

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:52 pm

Following their stint on the Vans Warped Tour, pop-punk band Real Friends are embarking on their first proper tour in support of their new album Composure. Today the band announced their North American tour which begins on Oct. 17. The tour will include stops inside Denver's Gothic Theatre on Oct...

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2018-19 LA Clippers roster: Tobias Harris player profile

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:52 pm

With the NBA releasing the schedule for the upcoming season, LA Clippers fans can begin to look forward to what should be a promising year at Staples Center.Doc Rivers will trot out a revamped roster, and arguably the most important player to the team’s success will be Tobias Harris. The 26-year...

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Listen: Iron & Wine shares new studio recording of ‘Waves of Galveston’ from upcoming EP

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:44 pm

Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam first introduced the mesmerizing folk ballad “Waves of Galveston” back in 2013. On Tuesday, the popular singer-songwriter shared the official studio recording of the track, which is set to appear on his recently announced Weed Garden EP when it arrives in just a few weeks...

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SZA shares first look at philanthropic fashion line

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:40 pm

SZA is beginning to launch her own mini-empire in terms of broadening her easily lovable persona and brand outside of just music. The young singer-songwriter, who launched herself onto the platform of today’s top hitmakers in 2017 with the release of her CTRL album and buzzworthy headlining tour...

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LA Clippers offering ticket packages for 2018-19 season

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:38 pm

With the NBA unveiling its 2018-19 schedule, tickets are now available to see the new-look LA Clippers at Staples Center.  Head coach Doc Rivers will highlight a young, athletic core with the potential to improve significantly over the course of the season and into next summer.Among those players...

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Echo & the Bunnymen announce fall North American tour

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:22 pm

Echo & the Bunnymen wrapped up their tour with Violent Femmes last month. Now, they're gearing up to hit the road again. The band announced their upcoming fall tour in support of their new album, The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon. The 13-city tour kicks off Nov. 17 in Toronto, Ontario and...

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Lindsey Buckingham announces ‘Solo Anthology’ album, North American fall tour dates

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:08 pm

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist, singer and principal songwriter Lindsey Buckingham has announced his first run of shows since being fired from the classic rock group earlier this year to due opposing views on the band’s future business and touring decisions. The announcement on Tuesday morning also...

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Listen: White Denim gets weirdly fun in music video for new single, ‘Fine Slime’

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 4:12 pm

Being part of a rock and roll band should be about having loads of fun, and the fellas in White Denim know a thing or two about doing both very well. The groovy rock band from Austin, Texas shared a new track titled “Fine Slime” early Tuesday morning, which is their third single released this year...

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The Weeknd is touring in Asia for the first time

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 3:56 pm

Grammy-winning artist The Weeknd has announced his first tour of Asia. The trek begins Nov. 30 in Hong Kong and ends Dec. 18 in Tokyo. The tour's venues and ticket details are to be announced.Before launching the tour in Asia, he has concerts at Lollapalooza in Berlin on Sept. 8; Life Is Beautiful...

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New England Patriots best players and predictions for the 2018 season

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 3:40 pm

The New England Patriots may not have the most recognizable roster that some would connect with the best team of this decade. They know what they are looking for in their players and they go get them. They have a sense of when the value of a player has peaked and they get rid of them then and move...

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Cleveland's INCUYA Festival announces set times

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 3:28 pm

Cleveland is no stranger to big rock shows.The revitalized town once known as the “Mistake by the Lake” is now taking turns hosting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (alternating years) with New York, where the HOF voting committee is located. Old Cleveland Municipal Stadium was...

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New England Patriots 2018 team preview

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 3:26 pm

The New England Patriots went to the Super Bowl for the second straight year in 2017. Their 13-3 record was the best in the AFC. They won 11 of their last 12 games and cruised to the AFC Championship game. They defeated the Jaguars late to go to Super Bowl LII. As is the case with most Super Bowl...

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Janet Jackson has upcoming single with Daddy Yankee, announces 'Tonight Show' performance

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 3:02 pm

<p>Cover art for Janet Jackson's single " align="left" border="0" />Janet Jackson is releasing her new single "Made for Now," featuring Daddy Yankee, on Aug. 17. She and Daddy Yankee will perform the single live the same day on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." "Made for Now" is Jackson's first new song since the release of her 2015 album Unbreakable...

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