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5 things you learn at E3 as a non-gamer

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 1:40 am

5 things you learn at E3 as a non-gamerLet me start by saying I am not a gamer. My gameplay is restricted to free-to-play mobile puzzle games, wandering around RPGs aimlessly hoping to uncover clues or button mashing arcade cabinets for fighting purposes, then yelling at the screen when my...

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2018 BET Awards: 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Yolanda Adams added as performers

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:06 pm

BET has announced that 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Miguel, Yolanda Adams, Daniel Caesar, YG, Jay Rock and SiR will perform at the 18th annual BET Awards, which will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 24, 2018. This will be Meek Mill's first TV performance since being...

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Watch: Quinn XCII recounts performance highs and lows on AXS Superlatives

Monday, 18 June 2018, 9:56 pm

Like any storied career, indie pop artist Quinn XCII's journey so far has had its share of weird and wonderful moments. What's really good: the Detroit-born artist, whose Columbia debut The Story of Us spawned hits including "Straightjacket" and "Flare Guns," checked another three boxes in month of...

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‘The Music Photography of Henry Diltz’ comes to the Museum of Making Music

Monday, 18 June 2018, 9:48 pm

<p><em>“Listening Through the Lens: The Music Photography of Henry Diltz”</em> presents a collection of Diltz’s photographs and asks visitors to hear the images and see their favorite songs. The exhibit is on display at NAMM's Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California, from June 9 - Oct. 29.</p>For over four decades, Henry Diltz has created work that has been featured on countless album covers and publications. Diltz has made a career out of combining music and photography, defining the way we hear and see music. “Listening Through the Lens: The Music Photography of Henry Diltz,” presents...

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Next up on the AXS Patio Sessions: Xavier Rudd

Monday, 18 June 2018, 9:10 pm

Folk rock artist Xavier Rudd recently just released his newest album Storm Boy in May, and the Australian singer/songwriter is making his way to the AXS Patio Sessions to perform his new songs. Streaming on AXS' Facebook Friday, June 22 at 4pm PST, Rudd is hitting the patio to serenade those who...

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Real Friends reveal new album 'Composure'

Monday, 18 June 2018, 9:06 pm

Real Friends will be a part of the final Warped Tour, and they're not coming without some new music for fans to sing along to in the pit. Today, the band announced their third studio album Composure, which is slated to be released on July 13 via Fearless Records. To coincide with the reveal, the...

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Former San Diego Gulls center Chris Mueller wins 2018 Calder Cup

Monday, 18 June 2018, 9:06 pm

Former San Diego Gulls center Chris Mueller is a 2018 Calder Cup champion. Awarded to the best team annually in the American Hockey League, Mueller won the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs with the Toronto Marlies. Mueller had one assist on Thursday in a 6-1 Marlies win over the Texas Stars in game seven...

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Former Reign defenseman Vincent LoVerde wins 2018 Calder Cup

Monday, 18 June 2018, 8:52 pm

Former Ontario Reign defenseman Vincent LoVerde has won the 2018 Calder Cup with the Toronto Marlies. LoVerde, who is the assistant captain for the Marlies, had four assists in 20 Calder Cup playoff games for his second Calder Cup championship. In game seven of the Calder Cup, a 6-1 Marlies win...

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Free and family friendly July 4th events in Dallas and Ft. Worth 2018

Monday, 18 June 2018, 8:48 pm

The Fourth of July will be celebrated with patriotic events and family-friendly activities in Dallas and Fort Worth in 2018. Kids and adults will have fun celebrating America’s birthday, so make plans to enjoy a day of festivities for Independence Day. Red, White & Boom on the BridgeJuly 3 @...

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Jay-Z, Beyoncé make 'Everything Is Love' available on Apple Music, Spotify after initial Tidal release

Monday, 18 June 2018, 8:48 pm

On June 18, Jay-Z and Beyoncé made their surprise album Everything Is Love available on Apple Music and Spotify, two of the biggest rivals of the couple's Tidal music service. Jay-Z and Beyoncé, using the name The Carters, initially released the album exclusively on Tidal on June 16. (Jay-Z's real...

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Mamby on the Beach's 2018 lineup is paradise, here's a sonic preview

Monday, 18 June 2018, 8:10 pm

With all of the summer festivals abuzz in 2018, it's hard to know which ones to tune into. We're here to tell you, Mamby on the Beach 2018 is top-of-the-list worthy. The festival is happening for its 4th year on Saturday, June 23 through Sunday, June 24 and boasts of artists like Common, Towkio...

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Interview: Soulful UK artist Liam Bailey talks Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith and 'exciting' new music

Monday, 18 June 2018, 8:08 pm

UK-based soul and reggae artist Liam Bailey is on the cusp of releasing new music for the first time in four years. His upcoming single, “You Saw the Devil in Me” is a highly-anticipated follow up to his critically-acclaimed debut album Definitely Now, which was released in the U.S. in 2014 via...

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NF announces Terminal 5 performance on 2018 fall North American tour

Monday, 18 June 2018, 8:06 pm

Michigan rapper NF is currently wowing crowds on the Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody Tour with Grammy-nominated rapper Logic and newcomer Kyle. While he's only getting a small time on stage on this amphitheater tour, this fall, he's bringing a full set on a North American headlining tour.Revealed...

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Toronto Raptors could shake up roster prior to NBA Draft

Monday, 18 June 2018, 8:06 pm

The Toronto Raptors parted ways with a head coach who was coming off a 59-win season–and could be named Coach of the Year–but the organization may not be done making big moves.According to the New York Times, every player on the Raptors’ roster is available as the team tries to acquire a lottery...

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Brian Fallon announces 2018 acoustic tour with Craig Finn

Monday, 18 June 2018, 7:42 pm

Brian Fallon has been one busy man this year. Aside from releasing his second solo album Sleepwalkers, he reunited with The Gaslight Anthem for a slew of performances. If you're a fan of acoustic shows, the New Jersey native is delivering a special North American tour just for you.Revealed today...

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Jack White adds new 2018 US fall tour dates

Monday, 18 June 2018, 7:42 pm

Jack White fans in the U.S. will have more opportunities to catch the 12-time Grammy winner live in 2018. The ex-White Stripes frontman has announced a handful of new shows, which will extend his North American run through mid-September.The Detroit blues-rocker dropped the news on June 18 his...

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Paul George still a key option for Los Angeles Lakers

Monday, 18 June 2018, 7:40 pm

With all the talk regarding potential Kawhi Leonard trades and the future of LeBron James, it’s easy to forget that Paul George is an unrestricted free agent–and his services will drastically affect the fortunes of his next team.Last offseason, the Indiana Pacers traded George, knowing that he...

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Miguel announces 2018 North American tour with DVSN

Monday, 18 June 2018, 6:20 pm

R&B artist Miguel recently promoted his latest studio album War & Leisure on a sold out spring run. If you managed to miss out on that trek, he'll be heading back on the road for a massive fall tour.Announced today, the tour, which kicks off on Aug. 23, will include stops inside The Greek...

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Watch: The Knocks and Foster The People reimagine classic movies in new video for ‘Ride or Die’

Monday, 18 June 2018, 4:32 pm

The electro-pop/production duo known as The Knocks have shared their new video for “Ride or Die,” the previously released 2018 single which also features vocal contribution from Foster The People’s Mark Foster. The light-sounding, dance-friendly summer track initially arrived earlier this spring...

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Top 5 trade destinations for Kawhi Leonard

Monday, 18 June 2018, 4:32 pm

Kawhi Leonard reportedly wants to be traded, with Los Angeles as his ideal destination. The current San Antonio Spur was born in Los Angeles and went to high school in Riverside.According to the LA Times, Leonard would also consider a trade with the LA Clippers, even though the Lakers are his...

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Shaquille O’Neal hopes LeBron James doesn’t chase championships

Monday, 18 June 2018, 4:02 pm

For NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James has already cemented his status as one of the all-time great players, and adding more rings to his resume won’t change that narrative.Much of the offseason talk has surrounded LeBron and his next potential destination–and if he will leave the Cleveland...

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Song premiere: 'Beautiful' by Erin Mulcair

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:50 pm

<p>Erin Mulcair 'Rise & Fall' graphic</p>Canadian pop singer Erin Mulcair recently had her first child. She didn’t have twins, but in a way, fans can think of her upcoming EP Rise & Fall as another baby; the effort was mostly written while Mulcair was on maternity leave. There’s no question about the due date for Rise & Fall though...

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Listen: Chris Cornell and daughter, Toni Cornell cover 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:48 pm

To celebrate Father's Day, Toni Cornell, daughter of Chris Cornell, shared a cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U," that she recorded with her late father."Daddy, I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always...

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Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018 announces set times

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:48 pm

GoldenvoiceArroyo Seco Weekend Festival is now just days away from returning to Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California for its second year this upcoming weekend (June 23-24). The annual two-day music festival initially revealed its 2018 lineup back in the spring, which features an impressive...

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Interview: KITTEN singer Chloe Chaidez talks about new EP 'Pink Champagne'

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:44 pm

Kitten on the road! Don’t worry; we’re not talking about a fuzzy little feline dodging traffic. We’re talking about the Brooklyn-based pop/rock band KITTEN who are currently serving as the support act on the Blue October tour. Led by feisty lead singer Chloe Chaidez, the band are also celebrating...

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My Morning Jacket's Jim James announces solo acoustic tour across North America this fall

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:42 pm

My Morning Jacket’s Jim James will tour North America this November in support of his upcoming solo album, Uniform Distortion. The acoustic solo tour will take the mystic guitarist and singer through both large and mid-size U.S. cities starting on Nov. 2 in Los Angeles and continuing throughout the...

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Veteran rock producer/engineer Steve Albini wins 2018 World Series of Poker

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:40 pm

It is safe to say that the majority of music fans out in the world probably have never heard the name Steve Albini. They’ve certainly heard his work though, as the Chicago-based recording engineer, producer and owner of Electrical Audio Studios has helped track some pretty popular artists within...

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Pitbull announces new song 'I Feel So Free With You' with Britney Spears and Marc Anthony

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:38 pm

Hip-hop star Pitbull revealed on June 16 that he was a new song on the way with some high-profile acts. Pop superstar Britney Spears and Latin icon Marc Anthony will join him on "I Feel So Free With You."In an interview with KTU 103.5 FM, Pitbull let the cat out of the bag about the big...

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Steve Aoki and company bring the boom on 'Shakalaka'

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:38 pm

Steve Aoki is one of the Gods of modern-day EDM. Granted, some may find that to be arguable, and those people would be right, to an extent; but when you pair his tunes to that of his contemporaries, it becomes clear to anyone with a basic understanding of electronic dance music that Aoki's work...

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Kawhi Leonard seeking exit from San Antonio Spurs

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:36 pm

The NBA offseason is already in full swing, as one of the league’s best players could be on the move. According to ESPN, San Antonio Spurs star forward Kawhi Leonard would like to leave San Antonio, with hopes of joining the Los Angeles Lakers.Of course, Leonard–an NBA champion and Finals MVP–is...

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Photos: Smokin’ Grooves’ triumphant return brings high hopes for the future

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:36 pm

Photo by Sari CohenYes, expectations were high for the return of Smokin’ Grooves after a 16-year hiatus and Saturday’s show lived up to the hype. What began in the late ‘90s as a hip-hop, R&B, and soul festival which countered the Lollapalooza-dominated concert world, sparked a mainstream trend after its initial...

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Kawhi Leonard decision looms large for Los Angeles Lakers

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:36 pm

If the Los Angeles Lakers are able to pry Kawhi Leonard away from the San Antonio Spurs, the move could have long-lasting ramifications for the Lakers franchise.ESPN recently reported that Leonard is hoping to leave San Antonio, with the Lakers as his desired destination. Such a trade could...

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Concerts and shows in Dallas and Ft. Worth during July 4th week 2018

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:30 pm

Dallas/Fort Worth and entertainment go hand-to-hand just like peanut butter and jelly.There is no shortage of concerts and shows in The Metroplex throughout the year. Just throw a pebble in any direction in America’s fourth-largest metro region and you’ll hit a venue, big or small, that is holding...

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Concerts and shows in Detroit during July 4th week 2018

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 9:30 pm

Detroit is one of America’s music capitals, and the city also happens to be a great place to celebrate Independence Day.For those who want some music or a dynamic show to go along with celebrating the greatest country in the world, there will be a beefy lineup of artists and shows that will make...

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Concerts and shows in Denver during July 4th week 2018

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 9:30 pm

There will be no shortage of things to do in Denver for the 4th of July.From fireworks to family events, one’s head will be on a swivel with so much stuff to do in the Mile High City. For those looking for a great concert or show, however, one will be in great luck as the events calendar will be...

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Atlanta Gladiators auction off white game worn jerseys

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 9:08 pm

The Atlanta Gladiators are making 2017-18 white game-worn jerseys available to the public for the last time. The Gladiators will be changing their uniforms for the 2018-19 ECHL season. Fans have an opportunity to bid on selected players' jerseys on eBay. This is your chance to have a piece of...

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Watch: Rolling Stones unveil video for 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016'

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 8:42 pm

Rolling Stones fans may raise an eyebrow when they watch their favorite band mishandle classic Stones LPs in a newly posted unboxing video for "The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016." The limited edition set, which features the legendary British rocker's entire post-70s catalog from 1971's...

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Concerts and shows in Kansas City during July 4th week 2018

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 5:50 pm

For those who have ever said that there is nothing to do in Kansas City, here’s a guide that will prove those folks wrong.Contrary to popular belief, Kansas City is a fun place to be year-round, but this city especially comes alive during July 4th. The city and surrounding suburbs show great...

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Concerts and shows in Las Vegas during July 4th week 2018

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 3:24 pm

Las Vegas is one of the entertainment capitals of the world.“Sin City,” as it is widely known, can provide any experience one may wish for. It is because of its high entertainment profile that makes Las Vegas one of the best places in America to celebrate our freedom on July 4th. To really do Vegas...

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Concerts and shows in Los Angeles during July 4th week 2018

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 2:26 pm

Celebrating the holidays in Los Angeles should be on anyone’s bucket list.America’s second-largest city is one that rolls out the welcome mat for holidays, and this is especially true for the 4th of July. There will be no shortage of events for all ages to enjoy, which includes concerts and shows...

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z release 'Everything is Love' album plus 'Apes**t' music video

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 2:00 pm

Pop superstar Beyoncé released another surprise album, Everything is Love, on June 16. She teamed up with her husband Jay-Z and they take over The Louvre in the "Apes**t" music video.In the midst of their On the Run II Tour in London, Beyoncé and Jay-Z told the crowd of the Everything is Love album...

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Plain White T's announce new album, Parallel Universe, out Aug. 24

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 10:54 pm

Hey there, Delilah - and other fans of alt-pop band, Plain White T’s. You’ll be happy to hear that the multi-platinum Chicago quintet will be releasing their eighth studio album, Parallel Universe, on Aug. 24th. The new work, produced by Matt Squire (Ariana Grande, Panic! At The Disco) follows their...

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The String Cheese Incident release two new singles ahead of return to Red Rocks this summer: Listen

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 10:46 pm

Members of the Colorado-based jamgrass band The String Cheese Incident--Jason Hann (percussion) and Michael Kang (mandolin, fiddle)--recently teamed up with Los Angeles electronic trio TELYKast and singer-songwriter Ruby Chase for an eclectic blending of minds on their new collaborative single...

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Photos: 5 reasons to see Brantley Gilbert's live show

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 10:40 pm

© Mary AndrewsBrantley Gilbert entertained a rowdy, youthful crowd on Thursday night at AVA Amphitheater on June 14. The Georgia native seemed to be at home in the Arizona desert as he charmed the crowd with fist-pumping, dancing, and singing. Gilbert is known as the ‘what you see is what you get kind of guy...

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Celebrity Connected honors the MTV Movie & TV Awards

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 10:16 pm

The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards are happening on Monday, June 18, and Los Angeles is already gearing up for the festivities. Celebrity Connected kicked off the weekend with an incredible event at the W Hollywood on Friday, doing what they do best: connecting the coolest products to your favorite...

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Bassnectar announces Bass Center XI official pre-party feat. Nosia, Hatcha and more

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 10:12 pm

Superstar DJ and producer Bassnectar has announced an official pre-party for Bass Center XI. The Bass Center kick off will take place Friday, August 31 at The NorVa in Norfolk, VA and will feature performances from Noisia, Hatcha, Stylust Beats, Ana Sia and Brightside. While Bassnectar is not...

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Interview: Duane Betts talks tour with Devon Allman, new EP and being on the road

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 6:56 pm

<p>Duane Betts</p>Duane Betts, son of Allman Brothers alumnus, Dickey Betts, is a guitar-playing marvel. He has played in his father’s band, Backbone 69, and toured with the indie band, Dawes. Betts has added singer/songwriter to his list of accomplishments and recently released a solo EP. Betts is currently touring...

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5 must-see artists at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2018

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 6:54 pm

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival is three months away, and the Las Vegas-based festival once again has a star-studded lineup that music fans will love. Which performances at T-Mobile Arena absolutely should be on your schedule Sept. 21 and 22? Check out the 5 must-see hearts at iHeartRadio Music...

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Bakersfield Condors offering special partial ticket packages for 2018-19 season

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 6:40 pm

The Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League are offering two special partial ticket packages for the 2018-19 regular season. One special package is a six pack and the other special package is a 20 ticket flex pack. In the six-pack, you can purchase six games for as low as $85. The games...

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Listen: Country duo Dan + Shay team with Kelly Clarkson on new song 'Keeping Score'

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 6:38 pm

Country duo Dan + Shay teamed with pop superstar Kelly Clarkson for a brand-new single called “Keeping Score.” The ruminating track is featured on the award-winning country duo’s upcoming self-titled third studio album which is slated to drop on June 22 via Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville.Dan...

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Third Man Records Detroit: A Mo Pop Festival side trip

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 6:36 pm

Photo by Kevin WierzbickiLots of music fans will be visiting Detroit for the Mo Pop Festival that’ll be taking place in the city’s expansive West Riverfront Park on July 28 (click here for tickets) and July 29 (click here for tickets). The two-day event will feature exciting performers like Bon Iver, Alvvays, Highly Suspect...

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Watch: Christina Aguilera busks in NYC subway station with Jimmy Fallon

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 5:54 pm

Christina Aguilera is the latest superstar to head down to the subway station underneath 30 Rock with Jimmy Fallon to do a little busking for “The Tonight Show’s” popular sketch “NYC Subway Busking.” Although she wore a big floppy hat and sunglasses, the disguise wasn’t fooling anyone as she began...

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Pearl Jam pays tribute to Chris Cornell in Amsterdam with special t-shirts

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 5:38 pm

Grunge pioneers Pearl Jam honored their fellow grunge godfather Chris Cornell at a recent concert in Amsterdam. As Billboard pointed out, the band wore t-shirts touting Chris Cornell’s various musical monikers. Eddie Vedder wore a shirt that read, “Nude Dragon,” an alias Soundgarden used on their...

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Queen Latifah's first Essence Festival performance will include Missy Elliott, Remy Ma, MC Lyte, Nikki D

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 5:24 pm

The annual Essence Festival has been around since 1995, but Queen Latifah will finally perform for the first time at the festival this year. And she's bringing some special guests on stage with her at New Orleans' Louisiana Superdome for her July performance: Missy Elliott, Remy Ma, MC Lyte and...

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Graham Nash shares previously unreleased demo of 'Teach Your Children,' (Listen)

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 4:12 pm

Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash has a new retrospective anthology coming out. Over the Years… is a two-disc set that boasts a number of Nash’s most recognizable songs as well as an entire disc dedicated to demos, most of them previously unreleased. One of those demos is of Graham Nash’s...

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Tyler, the Creator shares freestyle over Kanye and Kid Cudi's 'Kids See Ghosts': Listen

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 4:06 pm

Tyler, the Creator recently shared a recording of him rapping over the beat to Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s “Kids See Ghosts” from their recent album of the same name. Unfortunately, the YouTube video--titled “CRUST IN THEIR EYES”--was taken down. But seeing how Tyler seemed pretty excited about the...

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Major Lazer return to dub roots on new track 'Let Me Live' with Rudimental, Anne-Marie, Mr. Eazi

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 3:46 pm

Major Lazer has teamed up with Rudimental for "Let Me Live," a track featuring Anne-Marie and Mr. Eazi. The song marks a return to dub for Major Lazer, whose roots are in reggae music but the group is best known for pop/dance songs such as "Lean On" and "Cold Water.""Let Me Live" could be on Major...

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Nas' long-awaited album 'Nasir' previewed at star-studded listening party; early reviews are mixed

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 3:20 pm

The six-year wait is over for Nas fans. On June 15, Nas (whose real name is Nasir Jones) and Mass Appeal/Def Jam Recordings released his 11th studio album, Nasir (his first new studio album since 2012's Life Is Good), and he celebrated on June 14 by throwing a star-packed listening party underneath...

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DNCE return with surprise drop of new EP 'People to People'

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 2:48 pm

DNCE surprised fans on June 15 with a brand-new EP titled People to People. While the album's official release was a surprise, the band did tease the new songs on their Instagram account in the two days leading up to its release. They also released a couple of little videos with the band talking...

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Listen: Alessia Cara releases new song 'Growing Pains'

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 2:44 pm

Alessia Cara is back with a brand new single called “Growing Pains.” The theme is fitting for the 21-year-old singer, who has already achieved an impressive level of success since sharing DIY covers on YouTube back at the start of the decade as a young teenager. The new song is the first of many...

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Splash House brings the real heat to Palm Springs

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 6:34 am

The weather wasn’t the only thing that was hot this past weekend in Palm Springs. Splash House descended upon three different hotels and at night, things got even hotter as the party moved over to the Palm Springs Air Museum.Getting the three-day pool fest underway was Nora En Pure and Codes, who...

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Nocturnal Wonderland lights up the night sky for headliners everywhere

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 3:02 am

Do you suffer from extreme EHW? Perhaps you're wondering what exactly EHW is...EDC Headliner Withdrawal. Make sense now? It's that feeling that all headliners cope with once the sun rises on that last day of EDC.What now? Where did all the feels go? How will we ever go back? When will the bass drop...

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Smashing Pumpkins add 2018 fall dates in UK and Europe

Friday, 15 June 2018, 8:54 pm

The Smashing Pumpkins continue to roll out dates for their Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour. On the heels of performing the live debut of their new single “Solara” earlier this week on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” the reunited Chicago alt-rockers have announced new dates in the U.K. and...

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Watch Thirty Seconds to Mars' emotionally charged video for 'Rescue Me'

Friday, 15 June 2018, 5:48 pm

Days after announcing the release of a brand new music video, Thirty Seconds to Mars have kept their word by gifting their Echelon members the brand new clip. On Tuesday (June 12), the California-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “Rescue Me.” Instead of being over-the...

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SXM Festival returns in 2019 to St. Martin

Friday, 15 June 2018, 5:28 pm

When Hurricane Irma laid waste to St. Martin in late 2017, a lot of people stepped up to help the island community repair and rebuild. One such group that joined the effort was SXM Festival, who chose to postpone their third edition of the festival in lieu of helping the island community get back on...

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5 things you didn't know about Hailey Knox

Friday, 15 June 2018, 5:04 pm

Hailey Knox is one of those young singers who will undoubtedly surprise you with the rich tonality of her vocal ability, which in the realm of commercial pop music, can be a hit or miss quality amongst artists sometimes. The young female singer doesn’t have a lot of material found within her career...

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Holy Ship 12.0 and 13.0 drop lineups, tickets on sale today!

Friday, 15 June 2018, 3:56 pm

Holy Ship, that rocking party cruise on the high seas, just announced their lineups for not just 12.0, but 13.0 as well. This comes all just in time for tickets, which go on sale today!With stages and acts curated by Hard, Cloud 9 Adventures and The Bowery Presents, the only thing stopping this...

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5 reasons to see Gin Blossoms in concert

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:58 pm

Pete RocheThe Gin Blossoms figured their 1997 dissolution would be permanent.It wasn’t.The Tempe / Phoenix, Arizona band didn’t play together seven or eight long years, but their hit songs still frequented FM radio airwaves…and lots of American teens and twenty-somethings knew every word.So it’s fair to...

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Watch: Pusha T and Twin Shadow join alt-J to debut new version of ‘In Cold Blood’ on ‘Colbert’

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:56 pm

alt-J were at Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” studios in New York City on Thursday, a day ahead of their Friday night concert at Forest Hills Stadium with Kamasi Washington. While in town, the band decided to debut their brand new version of “In Cold Blood,” one of the singles originally featured on...

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Listen: Chvrches deliver a beautifully haunting cover of Rihanna’s ‘Stay’

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:54 pm

Chvrches have shared a brand new cover of “Stay,” the 2013 chart-topping piano ballad from Rihanna alongside Mikky Ekko. The Scottish synth-pop band’s interpretation of the song was shared earlier this week as part of their Spotify Singles EP, a two-track digital-only release which was recorded at...

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Enter to win floor seats to NJPW's G1 Special in San Francisco this summer

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:52 pm

New Japan Pro Wrestling is coming back to the United States for a huge show in July. The biggest company in Japan will hold their G1 Special in San Francisco on July 7 and AXS TV is giving away tickets for this event. The show will take place at the Cow Palace in Daly City and fans can visit AXS TV...

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Arroyo Seco's Nic Adler shares festival tips: Take the metro, come hungry and be prepared to time travel

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:52 pm

Buoyed by last year’s success, Arroyo Seco Weekend returns to Brookside next weekend, June 23 and 24 with its winning formula: a boutique festival in Los Angeles curated for a demographic that might not ordinarily do festivals. And headlined by Neil Young and The Promise of the Real, Robert Plant...

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Pusha-T releases "If You Know You Know" music video

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:10 pm

Pusha-T released his third studio album, Daytona, in May and he has just released a new video for the single "If You Know You Know." The album was produced by Kanye West, as was this single.The official music video for "If You Know You Know" is only available to watch right now on Spotify. The...

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LVL UP announce retirement

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:10 pm

New York low-fi band LVL UP has announced their retirement as a musical group. The band said in a statement that they have had a "rewarding journey" but they have decided to "retire this project."LVL UP formed in 2011 with Mike Caridi, Dave Benton and Ben Smith recording their debut studio album...

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Museum in Washington with Kurt Cobain memorabilia destroyed by fire

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:08 pm

Most fans remember Kurt Cobain by is his legendary music with Nirvana. Those fans got some sad news this week;  while his music will live forever for fans to enjoy, a museum in Washington that held Cobain rarities was destroyed in a fire.Billboard reports that the Aberdeen Museum of History...

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Foo Fighters and Guns N' Roses share the stage in Italy to perform 'It's So Easy'

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:06 pm

The Foo Fighters are currently out on tour in support of their 2017 release Concrete & Gold and they had a special treat for their fans in Italy on June 14. Dave Grohl was out on the stage with Guns N' Roses member Duff McKagan and asked if he wanted to play a bass solo. McKagan then started to...

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San Diego Gulls promote Gulls Girls auditions for 2018-19 season

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:06 pm

The San Diego Gulls are having auditions for the Gulls Girls, which are the cheerleaders for southern California's American Hockey League franchise. The auditions are taking place on July 28 at the Rinks-Poway Ice. Rinks-Poway Ice is located at 12455 Kerran Street in Poway, Calif. Poway is a city...

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Travis Pastrana attempts to surpass three Evel Knievel jumps in live TV special

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:02 pm

Can motorcycle champion Travis Pastrana beat three of the late Evel Knievel's best-known jumps? And will Pastrana break several bones in trying to do so? That's what a live TV audience will find out when History televises the three-hour special "Evel Live" from Las Vegas on July 8 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m...

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Jermaine Dupri does SiriusXM special programming to celebrate So So Def's 25th anniversary

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:00 pm

Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Jermaine Dupri, the founder of So So Def Recordings, will be having a special town hall meeting with So So Def artists on SiriusXM's Fly (channel 47) on June 15 beginning at 4-5:30 p.m. EST. Artists scheduled to appear with Dupri on the show include Xscape, Bow Wow...

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'Jason Mraz - Have It All The Movie' set to screen in cinemas for one night only

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:00 pm

Jason Mraz has teamed up with Fathom Events for the documentary-style feature "Jason Mraz - Have It All The Movie," which will be in select cinemas only on Aug. 7.  Most screenings will take place at 7 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale June 29. The movie (directed by Darren Doane) will include...

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Rev Run's 'All About the Washingtons' Netflix sitcom gets premiere date

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:06 am

Netflix has set Aug. 10 as the premiere date for Rev Run's Netflix sitcom "All About the Washingtons," which is based on his real-life family. The show is about the fictional Washington family, headed by retired hip-hop star Joey Washington (played by Rev Run whose real name is Joseph Simmons) and...

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2018 Radio Disney Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson will get special prize and perform medley of hits

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:02 am

Kelly Clarkson is set to receive the Icon Award, and will perform a medley of her hits at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards, which will be presented June 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Disney Channel will televise the show June 23 from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT. People can also access the show on...

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Sir Mix-A-Lot flips houses on DIY Network special 'Sir Mix-A-Lot's House Remix'

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:02 am

Get ready for another '90s rapper to have a house-flipping show on DIY Network, the home to "The Vanilla Ice Project." On June 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, DIY will premiere "Sir Mix-A-Lot's House Remix" a one-hour special that will show the "Baby Got Back" rapper buying and renovating a house in his...

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Barry Manilow cancels first opening dates of Westgate Las Vegas residency due to bronchitis

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:00 am

Barry Manilow has been hospitalized with bronchitis, which has forced him to cancel the first opening dates (June 14-16) of his Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino residency, according to the Las Vegas Journal-Review. His Las Vegas residency's preview dates on May 24-26 went on as planned...

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Listen: All Time Low drop surprise summertime single

Friday, 15 June 2018, 1:34 am

Following a full day of cryptic posts on social media, All Time Low unveiled what they were hiding from fans. On Wednesday (June 13), the Baltimore-founded band unleashed their first new song in an over year. Titled “Everything is Fine,” the new tune sounds like it could easily find a home on either...

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2018 Teen Choice Awards: Taylor Swift, Drake, Cardi B, Ed Sheeran among top music nominees

Friday, 15 June 2018, 1:32 am

With three nominations each, Cardi B, Drake, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift are the initial leading contenders in music categories for the 2018 Teen Choice Awards, which have announced the first wave of nominations. The music nominations announced so far are listed at the end of this article. More...

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Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish's Rascals head for the City National Grove of Anaheim

Friday, 15 June 2018, 1:22 am

Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish were once part of the popular soulful rock band known as The Rascals. Decades have passed since the two musicians were part of the band that churned out classic hits like “Good Lovin’,” “Beautiful Morning” and the easygoing “Groovin’,” which provided fans of the...

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Lykke Li announces 2018 North American tour dates

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 9:46 pm

Fresh off the release of a new album, Swedish pop singer Lykke Li is hitting the road, with a newly announced run of dates for this fall.While the singer has a few scheduled festival appearances over the summer, her headlining tour officially kicks off in October, in support of new album So Sad So...

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From transportation to food, your complete guide to Firefly Music Festival 2018

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 9:34 pm

To Wayne and Garth, Delaware is in the middle of nowhere. But to attendees of this weekend's Firefly Music Festival, Delaware is in the middle of everywhere.With respect to the good people living in The First State, Delaware's culture (and even location) is something of a mystery to those of us...

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Birds In Row unleash new song 'We Count So We Don’t Have To Listen'

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:36 pm

Birds In Row have been one of the most beloved bands in the hardcore punk scene since their debut album You, Me & the Violence. Six years after its release, the band will drop their sophomore studio album We Already Lost the World on July 13 via Deathwish.  On Tuesday, the group released the...

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LA Clippers prepare for NBA Draft

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:34 pm

The LA Clippers are putting top prospects through the paces in anticipation of the upcoming NBA Draft, which will take place June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.The Clippers hold the Nos. 12 and 13 picks, allowing them significant flexibility in improving their roster for the 2018-19 season...

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LA Clippers add assistant coach

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:10 pm

In order to replace assistant coach Mike Woodson, the LA Clippers have announced that they have added Rex Kalamian to head coach Doc Rivers’ staff.Kalamian, who began his coaching career with the Clippers, will take over the team’s defensive duties. He had been serving as an assistant coach with...

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Kanye West reveals tracklisting for Nas' 11th studio album

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 7:52 pm

Nas' 11th studio album (which is due out on June 15) has been shrouded in secrecy, but Kanye West, who produced the album, took to Twitter to reveal the names of the songs on the album. The songs are “Everything,” “Bonjour,” “Not For Radio,” “Adam & Eve,” “Simple Things,” “Cops” and “I Can...

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Listen: Gorillaz share mesmerizing track 'Fire Flies'

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 7:50 pm

Gorillaz gives us yet another taste of their upcoming album, The Now Now, with the mesmerizing “Fire Flies.”Listen to the song and watch the visualizer above. Previously, the band shared new tracks “Humility,” “Lake Zurich” and “Sorcererz.” The Now Now comes out June 29 and is the follow up to last...

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Complete set times and lineup for Firefly Music Festival 2018

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 6:56 pm

Courtesy of Firefly Music FestivalLike the glowing insect that gives the festival its name, it's time for Firefly to shine.The popular Delaware music festival gets underway on Thursday, June 14, with special performances from Hippie Sabotage, Two Friends, Chromeo and others. Those artists are just the appetizer ahead of the main...

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Foo Fighters announce support artists for upcoming North American tour leg

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 6:56 pm

Foo Fighters have announced details on the opening acts for their upcoming second round of North American tour dates. Several artists will support the legendary Seattle alt-rockers between July and October, including The Joy Formidable on September shows and Gang of Youths on October dates.The 1...

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Smokin’ Grooves Fest 2018 announces set times

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:40 pm

<p>Smokin' Grooves Fest 2018 is coming to the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, June 16.</p>Need something to lift those mid-week spirits? Smokin’ Grooves returns to Southern California this Saturday, June 16, and set times have just been announced. After a 16-year hiatus, anticipation is high and this lineup does not disappoint. The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California will be home to the...

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Three Musicians pay tribute to Elton John's early years

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:28 pm

<p>Jeff Kazee, Rich Pagano, and John Conte </p>A tribute to Elton John, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson trio tours of 1970 to 1972 is coming to Daryl's House in Pawling New York on June 28. A not to miss show starting at 8 p.m. with the doors opening at 5 p.m. for those who would like to reserve tables and have dinner before the music starts. Jeff...

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AXS TV renews dynamic reality series 'Real Money' for second season

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:50 pm

AXS TV’s fun, fresh new reality series “Real Money” starring rock legend Eddie Money and his family is being renewed for a second season. Per a press statement, an order for 12 all-new episodes closely follows the June 10 finale of the show’s triumphant first season. The renewal marks a two episode...

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Watch: St. Vincent talks inspiration behind designing her signature guitar and sound

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:50 pm

It’s probably the selfish dream of every guitar player, amateur or professional, to get the opportunity to design his or her own signature axe one day. Similar to designing your own athletic sneakers or concert festival poster, creating your own instrument from scratch must feel like the ultimate...

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