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Billie Eilish’s Don’t Smile at Me tour to visit San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop this October

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 3:02 pm

This fall, 15-year-old pop music sensation Billie Eilish will be heading out on her first U.S. tour. As the singer-songwriter announced via Twitter on July 14, her tour will include stops in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. The songstress will also make an appearance...

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Slander to US and UK this summer

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 3:00 pm

On the back of the release of their new hit single “Superhuman,” Los Angeles-based DJ duo Slander are hitting the trail for an international tour. The heaven trap innovators will be playing shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, San Diego, New York, Miami, Pittsburgh, Boston, Atlanta and New...

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Dolly Parton's 'Christmas of Many Colors: Circle Of Love' Nominated For Emmy Award

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 3:00 pm

<p>Dolly Parton's " align="left" border="0" />It looks like Dolly Parton may have an Emmy to add to her collections of awards.  When the nominations for the 69th Emmy awards were announced last week, Parton's "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" was included in the nominations for Outstanding Television Movie.“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of...

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Yehme2 to ‘Steal This Tour’ on fall trek

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:58 pm

On July 18, Flosstradamus co-founder YehMe2 announced on Twitter that he will be heading out on his first tour world tour this summer. YehMe2 is hitting the trail in support of his recently released record, Steal This Mixtape 2. As part of the Steal This Tour, the acclaimed Chicago producer will...

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Mitski makes a connection at Denver show

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:56 pm

Matt FarleyMitski Miyawaki can do a lot of things: Write and sing ambitious, socially challenging songs. Sell out clubs all across the country. Garner props from both the Pixies and the cartoon “Adventure Time.” Rock a '90s-era grunge outfit like nobody's business. But there is one thing that Mitski does not...

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Perfume Genius preaches love and lust to a sold out SF crowd

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:56 pm

In the first of two sold out shows at The Independent in San Francisco on July 18, the always charismatic Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) put forth an intensely emotional, yet uplifting performance with the help of opening vocalist Serpentwithfeet.  Armed with merely a mic, a keyboard and sometimes a...

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Movie review: 'Dunkirk' a powerful story of survival from director Christopher Nolan

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:54 pm

It's the onset of World War II, prior to America's involvement in it, and 400,000 Allied soldiers are trapped and surrounded on the beaches of Dunkirk, France. German forces have them surrounded, but instead of wasting their tanks and their men, they decide instead to pick off the forces from the...

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Cypress Hill's Haunted Hill 2017 Tour to open at Brooklyn Steel on Oct. 30

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:52 pm

Hip-hop group Cypress Hill has announced a short but sweet 3-city tour that takes place over Halloween. The tour will visit New York, Massachusetts and Maryland Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. The annual Haunted Hill 2017 Tour has plenty of exciting ticket packages to choose from including meet and greets...

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Stars rock the red carpet at 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:52 pm

Pete RocheThe stars  came out early in Cleveland on Monday.A motorcade of modern rock legends were chauffeured to Playhouse Square in shuttles and limousines late in the afternoon to celebrate with Alternative Press magazine at the fourth annual AP Awards Show.Founded by longtime editor Michael Shea, the...

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Zac Brown surprises paralyzed teen in the hospital

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 3:18 am

One day after performing at the BB&T Pavilion in Philadeplphia, Zac Brown made a stop at Bryn Mawr Rehab Center in Malvern, PA. Brown was in town to surprise 17-year-old Thomas Schoettle, who was paralyzed when he dove into a five foot above ground pool. A family friend of Thomas' reached out on...

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Future Elevators talks making of music video 'Modern World'

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:16 am

Future Elevators was born out of record label owner Michael Shackleford's creative pursuit of making good music. The band is compared to such major acts as Passion Pit, Phoenix, and MGMT, to name a few. Their new single, "Modern World" comes to life in a vivid music video display of the New Orleans...

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Watch: Blake Shelton releases animated music video for 'Doing It To Country Songs'

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:00 am

Country superstar Blake Shelton unleashed his animated alter ego earlier today in the new music video for “Doing It to Country Songs” from his chart-topping album If I’m Honest. The fun and frisky cartoon clip finds Shelton as a smiling, singing stag, who bellies up to the bar with his good pals...

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Blanck Mass announces North American leg of World Eater tour

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 1:40 am

British electronic recording artist Blanck Mass recently announced plans to bring his ominous brand of electronic music to North America this summer. Mass is hitting the U.S. and Canada in support of his critically acclaimed third album, World Eater, which was released March of this year. As part of...

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Interview: Fitz and the Tantrums making the most of their summer with new track "Fool" and Honda Civic Tour run

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 1:30 am

Los Angeles indie pop group Fitz and the Tantrums have been riding high over the last year as they toured behind their self-titled third studio album, which debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 charts and found the band's furious single "Handclap" playing anywhere and everywhere.Now the band is...

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Sebastian Maniscalco announces 15-date fall tour

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 1:18 am

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has announced tour dates for fall, 2017. Maniscalco will build on his most successful year with his fall tour dates that will bring the belly laughs with his hyper, edgy delivery. “The comedian’s comedian” (People Magazine) will be taking his “braggadocios” (Billboard...

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Bestselling psychologist Andrew Solomon to discuss hope, courage and uncertainty at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:54 am

 Bestselling author and psychologist Andrew Solomon, PhD. will present a talk at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Jan. 18, 2018. The program,  presented by CAP UCLA, will include a discussion about issues that affect many people, including hope, courage and uncertainty...

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The Barr Brothers to tour North America this fall

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:38 am

On July 18, Canadian folk-blues act The Barr Brothers announced that they will be staging a large North American tour this fall. Although the extraordinarily talented trio has not yet revealed plans to release a follow up to 2015’s excellent Alta Falls, the fact that the band has spent most of this...

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5 best Tame Impala lyrics

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:34 am

Over the past decade, Tame Impala has evolved from a musical project by Kevin Parker into globally successful psychedelic rock headliners known for their upbeat and electrifying live performances. Parker has produced all of Tame Impala's music by himself since their inception, while choosing to tour...

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Earth, Wind & Fire's 2054 tour headed to Vina Robles Amphitheatre

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:30 am

R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire will perform at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre, in Paso Robles, California, on Sept. 19, 2017. The concert is sure to be a hit, wowing fans with the band’s hits from the 1970s to current times.Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...

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San Holo reveals fall North American tour, including two-night stand at Denver's Ogden Theatre

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 11:58 pm

Dutch DJ and producer San Holo is returning to North America this fall for a tour that includes a two night run at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on Nov. 24-25.San Holo’s tour kicks off on Oct. 26 in Tallahassee, Florida and wraps up a Dec. 9 show in Vancouver, BC. Check out the full list of tour...

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Kanye West sends a paralyzed fan a pair of Yeezys

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 11:54 pm

Kanye West doesn't get a reputation of being the nicest artist out there, but he proved everyone wrong when he gifted a paralyzed fan a custom pair of white Yeezys with an inspirational note."Tyler, you are an inspiration. You show the world anything is possible. Thank you for sharing your journey...

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Demi Lovato parties with Wiz Khalifa, Paris Hilton and Jamie Foxx in new video for 'Sorry Not Sorry'

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 10:10 pm

Demi Lovato has made it clear that she’s not apologizing to anyone for living her life, especially when it’s summertime and there are pool parties to be thrown. That’s just what happens in her new music video for “Sorry Not Sorry,” the lead single from will be her upcoming sixth studio album.The...

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Listen: Kelly Clarkson contributes 'The Cry Inside' to indie film 'The Secret Scripture'

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 10:06 pm

Three-time Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson is putting the final touches on her seventh non-holiday studio album for a 2017 release later in the year. Since she announced that she left RCA Records and is now on Atlantic Records, fans have had to wait patiently for new music. In between that time...

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Watch Jason Aldean rock out with a four-year-old girl at Charlotte concert

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 10:02 pm

Country star Jason Aldean partied onstage with a sparkling young girl at a recent concert in Charlotte, North Carolina. Aldean was performing when he noticed 4-year-old Baylee singing along and waving her arm. He immediately brought her onstage and they rocked “Dirt Road Anthem." The performance...

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Peter Hook & The Light will perform Joy Division and New Order hits on 2018 Substance tour

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 9:46 pm

The members of Joy Division and New Order are responsible for some of the most enduring and influential music of the past 50 years. In 2018, Peter Hook -- the founding bassist of those groups -- will convene his band The Light for a special tour that will celebrate the music of both artists.Peter...

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Win a pair of tickets to see Face Vocal Band at Red Rocks

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 9:24 pm

Acoustic group Face Vocal Band are making their way to Red Rocks on Aug. 6. AXS is giving away a pair of tickets to the show!To enter, follow AXS on Instagram (@axsevents). Tag a friend who you would want to go to the show with and winners will be announced on July 26. Good luck!Official RulesNO...

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Photos: Rakim, DMX and The Lox wow at 13th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 8:22 pm

Photo by Robert Adam Mayer, used with permissionThe 13th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival culminated in a finale concert with performances by The Lox, DMX, and Rakim on July 15. The celebration comes after a week-long event featuring workshops, live art, a film festival, and other events celebrating and elevating hip-hop culture. The finale...

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Video: Walking tour of Iowa Cubs' Principal Park

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 8:20 pm

There's two things baseball fans can count on seeing every summer in Des Moines: intense heat and top young prospects.The game July 18 at Principal Park in Iowa -- a hotly-contested affair between the Iowa Cubs and Nashville Sounds -- delivered on both fronts. After a scorching hot day that peaked...

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The Sinclair to host Thurston Moore Group on July 20

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 8:18 pm

The Sinclair will host the Thurston Moore Group at 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 20 with special guest Taiwan Housing Project.Led by Thurston Moore, who is best known as the singer-songwriter and guitarist for critically acclaimed art/punk rock band Sonic Youth, the Thurston Moore Group is out on the...

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The Early November & The Movielife announce co-headlining tour

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 8:18 pm

Back in January, New Jersey alternative rockers The Early November celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their triple album The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path. Last week, the outfit revealed they were working on their fifth studio album. With a clear schedule on the horizon, they decided to...

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John Stamos, Mark McGrath and Mike Love remake 'Do It Again' video by the Beach Boys

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 8:16 pm

Beach Boy Mike Love enlists John Stamos and Mark McGrath in a video homage to the Beach Boys’ hit “Do It Again”, which a July 18, 2017 Rolling Stone article calls “organic and perfect and fantastic.” The video is a remake of the classic 1968 hit by the Beach Boys.Love teamed up with “Full House...

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Ages and Ages to play Great Scott

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 8:16 pm

Portland, Oregon’s Ages and Ages will take the stage at Great Scott on Friday, July 21 at 10 p.m. with special guests Maybird.Ages and Ages, a critically acclaimed indie pop and psychedelic rock outfit, are touring in continued support of their latest full-length, Something To Ruin, which emerged...

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Keswick Theatre to host Toad the Wet Sprocket

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 8:16 pm

Keswick Theatre will host Toad the Wet Sprocket, one of the most successful alt-rock bands of the early '90s, on Satuday, July 22 at 8 p.m. with special guest Beta Play.Toad the Wet Sprocket, best known for the melodic hits “Walk on the Ocean” and “All I Want,” are celebrating the 20th anniversary...

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Watch: Roger Waters premieres official video for new single 'Wait for Her'

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 8:14 pm

Roger Waters fans pumped to see the legendary British rocker at an upcoming stop on his current Us + Them Tour can check out a newly released official video for the new single “Wait for Her.” The song is from the ex-Pink Floyd co-founder's first solo album in 25 years Is This the Life We Really Want...

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Sammy Hagar meets Vince Neil in Music City on 'Rock & Roll Road Trip' July 23 on AXS TV, watch deleted scenes from the episode

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 8:14 pm

Sammy Hagar meets up with Motley Crue front man Vince Neil in the next all-new episode of “Rock & Roll Road Trip” presented by Mercury Insurance which airs Sunday, July 23 at 9 p.m. ET/8p.m. CT only on AXS TV. The Red Rocker is Music City bound and down for some fun conversation and cranking out...

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Judas Priest's Rob Halford to receive ‘Lemmy Lifetime Achievement’ at Loudwire Awards in LA

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 6:52 pm

Since launching in 2011, Loudwire has become one of the premiere sources on the Internet for hard rock and metal music fans. So it should come as no surprise that the first ever Loudwire Music Awards, which will take place at The Novo Theater ­­­­at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 24, will...

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Sean Paul announces special $15 show at The Novo in Los Angeles

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 6:32 pm

In the early 2000’s, Sean Paul made a splash as one of the biggest new stars in reggae and fifteen years on, he’s still going strong. Now, Paul has announced a special show at The Novo by Microsoft in downtown Los Angeles where fans can catch him performing hits from his entire career for just $1...

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Watch a 12-year-old contestant sing Tim McGraw's 'Humble And Kind’ on ‘The Voice Kids UK’

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 5:36 pm

A 12-year-old contestant on ‘The Voice Kids UK’’ nailed Tim McGraw’s popular song “Humble And Kind,” according to Taste of Country on July 17. The young vocalist, Jake, performed the heartfelt ballad and wowed the audience.Jake accompanied himself on acoustic guitar and he articulated each phrase...

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Aly & AJ return to music: Revisiting the sister act's top 5 songs

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:22 pm

Pop duo Aly & AJ announced a return to music on July 13. The sister act is back in the habit with a new EP due out this fall via Pledgemusic. Aly & AJ Michalka launched their music career in 2005 with the debut album Into the Rush, which allowed them to flex their singer-songwriter skills...

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Eyehategod reveal 2017 summer tour dates

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:20 pm

Since the liver transplant of vocalist Mike IX Williams back in December, sludge metal gurus Eyehategod showed no signs of slowing down with a trio of performances back in April, including one at Michigan's Berserker IV. After these shows, the band assembled at the recording studio to work on the...

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Terror Universal sign with Minus Head Records

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:20 pm

As many fans of horror metal outfit Terror Universal know, the band have been working on their debut album for several months. The group, which includes Ill Nino members Dave Chavarri and Ahrue Luster, recently put the finishing touches on the record before kicking off their tour earlier this month...

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STS9 blast off for the Enceladus tour

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:18 pm

Electro-jamband STS9 have released the full itinerary for their Enceladus tour that will begin in late summer and extend into the fall. The tour gets underway Aug. 4 at the picturesque Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, where STS9 will be joined by famed producer Pretty Lights. After festival...

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Zakk Sabbath reveal 2017 fall headlining tour

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:18 pm

Formed by Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde, Zakk Sabbath had their debut headlining tour in the spring with a string of sold out performances. The tribute band, which also features Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rob ‘Blasko’ Nicholson and former Queens of the Stone Age drummer Joey Castillo, have been...

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Aminé reveals first ever headlining tour

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:18 pm

Portland rapper Aminé has been blowing up the charts with his triple platinum debut single "Caroline", which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Top 100. After a handful of headlining performances on both coasts and a recent stint at the 2017 XXL Freshman Shows in Playstation Theater and The Novo...

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‘Rock under the Stars with Don Henley and Friends’ brings Hollywood legends together for a good cause

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:16 pm

Don Henley has had a busy week. The inaugural Classic West festival took place in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium over the weekend gifting fans with a lineup of artists that would make any concertgoer cry tears of joy. On their first stop of the East-West show, the Eagles took to the stage on Saturday...

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White Sox trade Frazier and Robertson to the Yankees

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:16 pm

<p>David Robertson </p>The Chicago White Sox have traded closer David Robertson of Birmingham, Alabama and third baseman Todd Frazier of Point Pleasant, New Jersey to the New York Yankees for relief pitcher Tyler Clippard of Lexington, Kentucky and three prospects. The prospects are outfielder Tito Polo of Isla San Andres...

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Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber's 'Despacito' becomes most streamed song worldwide

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:16 pm

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber have had the hit of 2017 with their remix of the former two artists' "Despacito." The mostly-Spanish track has now led the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for 10 consecutive weeks while also taking over radio in the United States. Now on the heels of the song...

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Tigers trade J.D. Martinez to Diamondbacks

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:16 pm

<p>J.D. Martinez </p>The Detroit Tigers traded all-star outfielder J.D. Martinez of Miami, Florida to the Arizona Diamondbacks for three minor leaguers on Monday. The minor leaguers are Dawel Lugo of Bani, Dominican Republic, middle infield prospects Sergio Alcantara of Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic and Jose...

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'America's Got Talent' season 12, episode 8 recap: Angelica Hale steals show, earns Golden Buzzer

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:14 pm

The first round of judges’ cuts delivered more exciting moments last night on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” The competition is insanely fierce and every act is giving their all. But, making cuts are brutal. Only seven out of 20 amazing acts survived the first set of eliminations. Chris Hardwick was...

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra announce 14th annual Christmas Rocks! tour

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:12 pm

While it's the middle of summer, that's not going to stop Brian Setzer from plotting some Christmas delight this fall. Since 2003, swing outfit The Brian Setzer Orchestra have brought their annual Christmas Rocks tour across the country with a plethora of sold out performances. If you've never...

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Goaltending situation for the Philadelphia Flyers interesting

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:04 pm

<p>Brian Elliott </p>When training camp for the Philadelphia Flyers gets under way in early September, there will be an interesting battle for the starting goaltender position. During the offseason the Flyers decided to bring in a new face as they signed Brian Elliott from the Calgary Flames to a two year contract worth...

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Julien Baker announces lengthy fall tour

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:04 pm

Music’s favorite melancholy singer-songwriter Julien Baker has extended her already busy 2017 schedule by announcing a massive 41-date tour that will take her across North America, U.K. and Europe this fall. The run of shows will start on Oct. 12 in Atlanta and wraps up as the year itself starts to...

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Review: Matt Koelsch's impresses with 'Thinking of You'

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 2:58 am

On July 14, singer-songwriter Matt Koelsch released his latest EP, Thinking of You and its one of the season’s most pleasant new releases. The record is a five song meditation on long-distance relationships, nostalgia for times past and the unique blend of anger and humiliation that only come with...

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Corey Feldman to bring summer tour to Baltimore

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 2:52 am

Former child actor-turned-musician Corey Feldman and his band The Angels will bring Corey’s Heavenly Tour: Angelic 2 The U.S. to Rams Head Live on Wednesday, July 19 at 8 p.m. with special guest Dingleberry Dynasty.Corey Feldman & The Angels are out on the road promoting Feldman’s latest studio...

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Interview: JoAnna Lee talks debut album and songwriting

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 2:48 am

Musician Joanna Lee has just released her debut album, So Free, via Cutmore Entertainment. The album was produced by Dwight Baker, and is an honest blend of powerful pop tunes with soulful melodies. This record is open and vulnerable, with Lee wearing her heart on her sleeve. Originally from...

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USA beats Spain at 2017 Women's Water Polo World Championship

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:40 am

The United States have remained undefeated in women's water polo at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. On Tuesday, the United States beat Spain 12-8 to improve their record to two wins and zero losses. Two Americans recorded hat tricks in the four goal victory--Madeline...

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Bernier expected to challenge Varlamov for starting goaltender in Colorado

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:40 am

<p>Jonathan Bernier </p>A former Los Angeles Kings goaltender could make a serious challenge for the starting goaltending job in Colorado for the 2017-18 National Hockey League regular season. Do not be surprised at all if Jonathan Bernier of Laval, Quebec takes the starting job from Semyon Varlamov of Samara, Russia. The...

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Athletics trade Doolittle and Madson to Nationals

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:36 am

<p>Ryan Madson </p>The Washington Nationals are gearing for the Major League Baseball postseason and on Sunday tried to address a weakness. The Nationals acquired relievers Sean Doolittle of Rapid City, South Dakota and Ryan Madson of Long Beach, California from the Oakland Athletics for reliever Blake Treinen of...

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Gladiators sign Sullivan and Carlson

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:36 am

The Atlanta Gladiators have signed two defensemen for the 2017-18 ECHL season. They have signed Colin Sullivan of Milford, Connecticut and Cody Carlson of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Sullivan was a member of the Gladiators in 2016-17. He had one assist in six games for Atlanta, with six...

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50th annual Festival d'été de Québec sells out, dazzles 135,000 fans

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:32 am

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the Festival d'été de Québec (FEQ), the big annual music festival that takes place in historic old town Québec City every summer and that ran from July 6-16. Fans celebrated by giving the festival a really great anniversary present as they bought every single...

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Twins surprisingly in contention in the American League Central

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:30 am

<p>Eddie Rosario </p>There are 70 games left for the Minnesota Twins during the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season, and they are surprisingly still in contention for the American League Central Division title. Even though they are two games above the .500 mark at 47 wins and 45 losses and only a game and a half...

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Review: On 'Ladders and Edges,' Sugarcane Jane finds a reason to slow down

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:28 am

A lot is written about an artist's home and how the area they hail from influences their musical lives. But just as important as where they are from is where they've been, the road traveled, the people they meet and the styles picked up along the way. Most importantly to any artist who has been at...

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Seven acts not to be missed at Outside Lands 2017

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:16 am

Courtesy of Grandstand MediaOutside Lands is 10 this year! To celebrate this milestone, San Francisco's premier music festival, held from Aug 11-13  in Golden Gate Park; has managed to land one of the year's most sought-after acts on its already stellar bill, Gorillaz. The Damon Albarn helmed hip hop outfit, comprised of real...

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'Into the Pit' interview: Josh Todd & The Conflict

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:04 am

<p>Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd spoke with AXS today about his new band Josh Todd & The Conflict's forthcoming Sept. 15 release <em>Year of the Tiger</em> plus several topics concerning his main group. Listen to the entire chat below.</p>He's known as the original and still-current singer of Buckcherry. However, there's more to Josh Todd than being the voice behind "Crazy Bitch" or sporting a body full of tattoos that drives women, well, loco. The proof is in Todd's brand new band that may be even heavier than the one he co-founded...

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Interview: Tangina Stone talks SoundCloud, Nelly Furtado and more ahead of Rough Trade show

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 12:58 am

Tangina Stone is not one to stay quiet about being boxed in by just one or two musical genres, especially when it comes to record store classification handed down by bloggers and journalists. In a market full of hip-hop, synth-pop and garage rock bands all competing for an audience, Stone’s blissful...

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Laibach release music video for 'Vor Sonnen-Aufgang'

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 12:48 am

2017 has been an eventful year for industrial band Laibach. Back in May, they performed their first show in South Korea, which made Lalibach the first rock band to play in both North and South Korea. Last month, Laibach's art was placed in Madrid's Museo Reina Sofía for the Laibach Kunst 1980 + Neue...

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Wednesday 13 announce East Coast leg of 'Condolences' tour

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 12:34 am

Hard rock act Wednesday 13 are on the last few dates of their Condolences summer tour, and they've been rocking the West Coast for the past month. If their current run didn't make its way to your area, don't worry. Yesterday, the band dropped details on the second leg of their North America tour...

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Yes expands 2017 summer tour of North America

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 12:22 am

Yes fans in the US and Canada rejoice! The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have added nearly a dozen new cities in the US and Canada to their highly anticipated Yestival Tour, which features big support from Todd Rundgren, as well as Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy on select datesBravewords...

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Yo La Tengo to revive their Hanukkah shows at the Bowery Ballroom this December

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 11:34 pm

After five years off, Yo La Tengo are bringing back their beloved Hanukkah shows for the holiday season. The indie band will celebrate the '8 Nights of Hanukkah' with eight consecutive shows over Dec. 12-19 at New York City's Bowery Ballroom. For over a decade, the band held the festivities in their...

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Tesla gear up for fall US tour

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 11:22 pm

Before most of us were born, Tesla was busy rocking the crowds of Sacramento’s burgeoning heavy metal scene. The year was 1981, and the band “City Kidd” was looking like the next big thing in rock. It wouldn't be until 1986, when heavy metal really began to assume its place in rock, that the newly...

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Quinn XCII announces fall tour in support of debut album 'The Story of Us'

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 11:10 pm

Detroit-based singer-songwriter Quinn XCII is taking his electro pop on the road this fall in support of his forthcoming debut album The Story of Us.Quinn XCII (pronounced “Quinn 92” for the singer’s birth year) will hit the road starting with a show on Sept. 24 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His tour...

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Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher announce ‘Back To Back’ comedy tour dates

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 10:10 pm

Comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher are heading out on a ‘Back To Back’ North American tour this fall, with 20 total shows starting on Sept. 21 at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre and wrapping up just under a month later at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin on Oct. 15.Throughout the past...

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The Floozies announce Funk Jesus US tour

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 9:54 pm

On July 18, the electro-funk band The Floozies announced an extensive tour of the United States and Puerto Rico. The Lawrence, Kanas -based band is barnstorming across America in support of their forthcoming album Funk Jesus, which is due out this September. As part of the tour, the group will be...

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Utah’s Pioneer Day events and live entertainment this weekend

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:20 pm

<p>Liberty Park Pow Wow on Pioneer Day</p>Pioneer Day is an official Utah holiday celebrated on July 24, which is the day that Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley back in 1847. Utahns celebrate it similar to the 4th of July with fireworks and live entertainment. Here are a few of the events that...

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Watch: Liz Lokre's sensual music video for 'Buh Bye'

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:18 pm

After a year-long absence, Canadian songstress Liz Lokre has returned with a sultry new single called “Buh Bye.” The track is bouncy dance floor jam that bears the clear artistic imprimatur of its producer, Drake and The Weeknd beat architect Adrian X. However, Lokre’s uniquely pensive and aching...

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Nine Inch Nails release new song 'This Isn't the Place'

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:18 pm

After Trent Reznor teased fans on July 7 with a tweet that simply read "NEXT WEEK," Nine Inch Nails have released another new song "This Isn't the Place" from their forthcoming EP Add Violence, which will be released this Friday, July 21.Sparse and dissonant, the track is reminiscent of the work...

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Taking Back Sunday to host 4th Annual Holiday Spectacular at Starland Ballroom this December

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:18 pm

Rock band Taking Back Sunday has been out on the road promoting their latest album Tidal Wave which was released in September 2016. After nearly 20 years together, the band continues to keep fans coming back for more by inventing themselves and staying true to where the members are at in present...

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A look back at the 10 best wins during the San Francisco Giants sellout streak

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:16 pm

Last night at AT&T Park in San Francisco, the Giants did not sell every seat in the stadium for a 5-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians. According to the franchise itself, this was the first non-sellout contest at the ballpark on the Bay since September 30, 2010, right at the end of the regular...

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Sabathia rebounding with fine season for the Yankees

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:16 pm

<p>CC Sabathia </p>Heading into the 2017 Major League Baseball season, there were some questions surrounding New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia of Vallejo, California. Over the last three seasons (from 2014-2016), Sabathia had a record of 18 wins and 26 losses and in 2013, he gave up 112 earned runs, the...

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Wilco announces 2017 fall tour

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:16 pm

Alternative rock band Wilco is about to hit the road again in 2017 in support of 2016's album Schmilco. The band made the announcement on July 17 and the tour dates include several festivals along the way. The 2017 fall tour kicks off officially on Sept. 22, 2017 following four one-off dates in late...

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Price has his best outing for Red Sox in 2017

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:16 pm

<p>David Price </p>Red Sox nation can get excited about the recent performances from starting southpaw pitcher David Price of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In his three July starts, Price has only given up two earned runs in 20 innings of work. In Price's last game, in a 3-0 Boston Red Sox win over the New York Yankees on...

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Documentary on Kygo to be released on Apple Music

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:16 pm

A new documentary film about the rise of Norwegian DJ known as Kygo will be arriving exclusively on Apple Music on July 26. Announced on Tuesday, the documentary titled Kygo: Stole The Show will chronicle the rise of pianist turned DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, who has become one of the biggest names in...

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Best summer festivals and outdoor concerts in Boston 2017

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:00 pm

The best part of summer? The abundance of music festivals and being able to enjoy live music outside in the warm, sunny weather. The season is known for its big-name tours and festivals and this year's already been a good one. As we head into July, plenty of summer concerts are still to come in...

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From set times to food to transportation, your complete guide to FYF Fest 2017

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 7:10 pm

<p>FYF is back for another year of fun</p>We’re just a few days away from the start of FYF Fest and this year’s edition of LA’s popular summer music festival is looking it could be the best yet. With Frank Ocean performing in the States for the first time in three years, a rare set from hip-hop legend Missy Elliott and an appearance from...

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The War on Drugs release new song 'Strangest Thing'

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 6:52 pm

Indie rock group The War on Drugs is gearing up to release their fourth studio album A Deeper Understanding, due in stores Aug. 25. The album follows 2014's Lost in the Dream and now The Philly band is continuing their dreamy soundscape on the upcoming record. On July 18, they released the latest...

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Les Techno takes you on a trip on 'Whatever Happened to Les Techno?'

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 6:40 pm

NYC psychedelic artist Les Techno, dropped his latest EP, Whatever Happened to Les Techno? a few months ago and you may find yourself wondering, who is Les Techno?Les Techno is an artist who started out haunting the New York performance scene. He played with bands Sim-Stim and Love Posse and the...

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Justin Bieber visits sick fans at children's hospital

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 6:20 pm

Justin Bieber may be busy with his Purpose World Tour, but that doesn't stop him from showing love to his fans. On July 17, Bieber took a break from his nonstop schedule to pay a visit to multiple fans at the Children's Hospital of Orange County in California, where he surprised sick patients and...

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Mariah Carey's early life to be adapted into TV drama

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 5:38 pm

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Mariah Carey may have had her ups and downs over the last several years, but one this is for certain—her rise to fame made her one of the best-selling artists of all time. From 18 No. 1 Hot 100 tracks to a Vegas residency, Carey grew from a young woman with a...

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Black Tiger Sex Machine to come to Seattle's Showbox SoDo this October

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 5:14 pm

Montréal-based electronic trio Black Tiger Sex Machine (or BTSM) is currently over in France promoting their latest record Welcome to Our Church. They will return to North America to conclude the current leg of the Midnight Terror Tour before continuing on with another leg beginning on Sept. 29 in...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is composing 'Little Mermaid' music with Alan Menken

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 4:52 pm

The lyrical mastermind behind "Hamilton" and Disney’s latest animated hit film, "Moana," will be teaming up with the famous studio for their upcoming live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid," and he won’t be diving in alone.Entertainment Weekly reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda will be teaming up...

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Kublai Khan announce US tour in support of new album 'Nomad'

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 3:08 pm

Texas metalcore outfit Kublai Khan have been gaining the respect of fans around the world with their first two studio albums on Artery Recordings: 2014's Balancing Survival and Happiness and 2015's New Strength. When it came to working on album number three, the band decided to change things up a...

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Interview: Berry Gordy protégé Toy Connor talks about forthcoming EP 'They Don't Even Know'

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 3:06 pm

<p>Toy Connor</p>Her fans have probably never seen any of the television commercials that she did as a little girl, but that’s okay because there’s still plenty of Toy Connor’s work out there to enjoy. Toy starred in the Emmy Award-winning HBO program “The Corner” and her work as a singer has landed her music in...

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Watch: Dani Robert's quietly devastating video for 'Clouds'

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 3:04 pm

On July 11, Canadian the singer-songwriter Dani Robert released her first single “Clouds,” and it’s really something special. An elevated pop song with strong EDM and adult-contemporary influences, the track will likely bring to mind singers like Alessia Cara by way of Regina Spektor. It will also...

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Interview: Bryan Popin discusses his touching new album 'I Got Out'

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 3:02 pm

Bryan Popin is releasing his new album I Got Out on July 21, but it's more than just his next record. The Christian artist has crafted new songs that have powerful stories behind them, and the record is equal parts music and personal journey, just like Popin's entire career. AXS conducted an email...

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Interview: Corey Allen Jackson discusses the music of 'Chuck'

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 3:02 pm

Corey Allen Jackson has recently completed the music of "Chuck", the IFC Films drama about the life and career of boxer Chuck Wepner, who inspired the character of Rocky Balboa. You can watch the film's trailer now by using the media player included with this article, but Jackson's approach to the...

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Interview: Rhia Bahree talks her unique path in music and advice for artists

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 3:02 pm

<p>Australian recording artist and producer Rhia Bahree is making her mark in the United States.</p>Rhia Bahree is an Australian-born recording artist who wears many more hats than just a singer. The pop artist has also worked as a producer, engineer and songwriter, and AXS conducted an email interview with her to find out how all these different career opportunities have shaped her as an artist...

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Interview: Sarah Dunn dishes on her new album 'Unbridle Me'

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 3:02 pm

Sarah Dunn has recently released her latest album Unbridle Me. The record contains nine new songs both performed and written by the country artist including "Figure It Out", which you can listen to now by using the media player included with this articles. But why does she think music fans should...

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LCD Soundsystem add more dates to fall 2017 headlining tour

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 2:56 pm

Five more dates have been added to LCD Soundsystem's world tour. One of those new shows is a second date at Detroit's Masonic Temple Theatre, which will take place Nov. 4. LCD Soundsystem's fall 2017 headlining tour kicks off Oct. 17 in Washington, and it'll end in December with their 10-night stint...

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Brit Floyd leaves Columbus lost for words

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 2:56 pm

Brit Floyd's "Immersion World Tour 2017" made it's annual pit-stop in Columbus Saturday evening. Performing at the Express Live! outdoor amphitheater, the band had a complete reversal in fortunes from their visit a year ago at the same venue. While last year saw torrential downpours keep a large...

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Watch: Kendrick Lamar surprises fan with a wheelchair-friendly gift

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 2:56 pm

<p>Kendrick Lamar surprised one of his biggest fans over the weekend in buying her a new, wheelchair-friendly van. </p>Kendrick Lamar has made it to the point in his career where he can now start giving back to those who have spent years helping him get to where he is today. Over the weekend, at one of the first stops on his current North American tour in support of DAMN., Lamar and the rest of his Top Dawg...

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