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Mar 182013
 
Depeche Mode Drops First Single from Upcoming Album - Listen Here

One of the most popular electronic music and melody makers of the last two decades, Depeche Mode, returns with a tour and new album, ‘Delta Machine’ (available March 26). Listen to the first sample of the record below, take the poll. The Delta Machine World Tour, appropriately enough, launches in Detroit,  August 22.  The closest [...]

Mar 142013
 
Depeche Mode Returns to North America with New Album

Depeche Mode to launch tour Aug. 22 in Detroit in support of new album ‘The Delta Machine’, available March 26.  Pre-order or Purchase Delta Machine on Amazon.com By April 1st And Receive Early Access to Tickets.  Tickets Go On Sale To The Public April 6th at LiveNation.com LOS ANGELES, CA (March 11, 2013) – Depeche Mode, one [...]

Mar 112013
 
Bayfest Seeking Artist for 19th Annual Poster

Cash Prizes if you win this incredible opportunity for area artists, a chance to design the official BayFest poster for its 19th year. This year’s festival is October 4-6, 2013 in the streets of downtown Mobile. Help us celebrate the 19th year of Alabama’s Largest Music Festival with a vibrant piece of unique artwork!  Examples [...]

Mar 072013
 
Hangout Fest Artist Mackelmore and Lewis Top the Charts Eight Weeks in a Row

Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” logs their eighth straight week on top of the Digital Songs chart, marking the longest run in the top spot since Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” dominated the list for seven weeks last year. The song has raked in over 4.2-million downloads since its release five months ago. [...]

Mar 072013
 
Gregg Allman Biopic in the Works??

Last year, Gregg Allman released his autobiography, My Cross to Bear.  Fans and readers alike fell in love with the book and there are even rumors that it will be turned into a film.  When Gregg  was asked if there was any truth to those reports, he said “Um… I’m the kind of person that doesn’t speak about things until [...]

Mar 072013
 
New Music Soundcheck: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Download

After a small hiatus, the California trio return with a rockin’ cover of The Call’s “Let the Day Begin” from the upcoming album Spectre at the Feast. There’s good reason they chose that song to cover; Robert Been, frontman of BRMC is son of The Call’s frontman and founder, Michael Been. When BRMC’s popularity grew, Michael [...]

Mar 062013
 
Hangout Festival Announces More Acts: Legendary Motown Artist Stevie Wonder, Yeah Yeah Yeah's and More

Videos – Stevie Wonder at Bonnaroo 22 time Grammy winner Stevie Wonder will be funkin’ it out on the beaches along with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, Afrojack, Big Gigantic, Holy Ghost!, Baauer, Ra Ra Riot, and Wild Feathers were also announced today. The award winning festival is set for [...]

Mar 052013
 
5:00 Traffic Jam Tunes, Rock History, Music Notes (Gregg Allman, Lenny Kravitz, Slash) - March 5

Gregg Allman biopic? Kravitz drops out of Marvin Gaye movie. #SlashBird.   Plus today’s Music History / Birthdays Allman Brothers – One Way Out It’s rumored a movie in the works based on Gregg Allman’s autobiography My Cross to Bear. Allman did not confirm or deny the rumors, but simply said “I’m the kind of [...]

Mar 052013
 
Video - Aaron Neville Feature on CBS Sunday Morning

Last Sunday, CBS did a rather extended feature on New Orleans father of family funk Aaron Neville. They discussed his background, music and of course the new record, My True Story. Watch it below.   Error: Embedded data could not be displayed.

Mar 042013
 
Smashing Pumpkin Smashes Furniture in the Wrestling Ring

According to Rolling Stone, Smashing Pumpkin frontman, Billy Corgan, has added pro-wrestling to his resume and is using furniture to promote his new wrestling company. Here’s some of the Rolling Stone story that called the TV ad bizarre, followed by video of the smashing new ad: Pro wrestlers have a knack for destroying furniture, and [...]

Feb 282013
 
Aaron Neville In-Depth Specials to air this weekend on CBS and PBS

This weekend look for NOLA legend Aaron Neville on CBS Sunday Morning and on PBS in a new concert doc that debuts March 2, Aaron Neville: Doo Wop – My True Story.  Multiple Grammy Award winner Aaron Neville will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning, March 3rd with an in-depth look and listen to Aaron’s [...]

Feb 252013
 
RIP Allman Brother Daniel Toler

Ticket Sarasota reported today the death of guitarist Dan Toler at the age of 65. Toler had been suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease and was unable to play guitar or speak the last few months of his life. In addition to playing with the Allman Brothers back in the ’70′s, Toler played with Gregg Allman [...]

Feb 222013
 
Music Notes with Video - Elvis Costello + The Roots; The Killers + New Order; Triple Decker Vinyl Record

Elvis Costello collaboration with the Roots to be released on Record Store Day (April 20) The Killers cover New Order with Bernard Sumner (of New Order) Jack White explains his invention, the Triple Decker Vinyl Record (free record inside another) ————————————————————– When Elvis Costello visited late night with Jimmy Fallon, he got along so well [...]

Feb 212013
 
Dave Matthews Band 2013 Tour includes Orange Beach

Dave Matthews Band has announced their 2013 Summer Tour which will include a July 23rd stop at The Amphitheater at The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL! This will be the band’s first-ever performance at the Gulf Coast’s premier outdoor music venue.  Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 22nd.  Full local details [...]

Feb 142013
 
Phoenix is Bankrupt!

Phoenix released the full details of their new album, Bankrupt!, which arrives in stores on April 23rd. This marks the French indie rockers’ fifth studio album and will feature the songs “Oblique City,” “Trying To Be Cool” and “S.O.S in Bel Air.” The group will kick off their tour in Vancouver on March 29. They [...]

Feb 132013
 
Hangout Festival 2013: Tom Petty, Kings of Leon, Trey Anastasio, Stevie Wonder, Black Crowes ++++

FESTIVAL SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH MTV, VH1, CMT AND LOGO AS EXCLUSIVE PARTNERS Update Mar. 6: Hangout Fest organizers announced final headliner: Motown legend Stevie Wonder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, Afrojack, Big Gigantic, Holy Ghost!, Baauer, Ra Ra Riot, and Wild Feathers. Hangoutfest Website General Admission starts $229 each, payment [...]

Jan 312013
 
Muse Aims for "Personal" Stageshow

Muse just launched the North American leg of its tour in support of The 2nd Law, and this time around, the stage show features a huge pyramid of LED screens, lasers, customized video and other effects. But with a history of putting on concerts that are visually stunning, drummer Dominic Howard says it’s getting difficult [...]

Jan 292013
 
TV Tunes: Mumford and Sons on Showtime and Grammy's

Mumford and Sons are the spotlight for Showtime’s musical winter with two exclusive documentaries on the band; ‘The Road to Red Rocks’ and the Grammy nominated film ‘Big Easy Express’. The band is also set to play Musicares tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the Grammy Awards. <– Watch the live Bonnaroo performance 2011 below –> [...]

Jan 282013
 
Coachella Lineup Announced

Coachella Music Festival Lineup was just released and includes a few reunions, like Blur (band that features Gorillaz’ Damon Albarn), The Stone Roses, OMD and New Order. Also on the two week bill are Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Lou Reed, The Lumineers, 2 Chainz and many [...]

Jan 232013
 
Voodoo Fest and Hangout Festival Promoters, Huka Entertainment, Sold to SFX Entertainment

Update:  AJ Niland of Huka Ent. confirmed that yes, SFX did indeed buy Huka, a deal they’ve been working on for months. But it is actually a more positive move for the group insofar as SFX will still maintain ‘divisions’ of promoters and Huka will be in charge of the rock division. So they’ll still do [...]

Jan 222013
 
New Paul McCartney Endorsed Commercial leaked to Youtube

McCartney uses his ’71 track ‘Heart of the Country’ while Elvis Costello voices over and the team behind Gorillaz videos provide animations for a new tv ad campaign promoting the vegetarian line of Linda McCartney Foods. According the Independent UK, Costello, a vegetarian and friend of the McCartneys since the 80′s, said “Linda always talked [...]

Jan 182013
 

Athens GA band Perpetual Groove announced their break-up, originally slated for the end of their tour, is now scheduled for today. Therefore, they’re not playing Soul Kitchen tonight as previously planned. However, Mama’s Love is still on the bill. Any questions? Call Soul Kitchen 251-433-5958.

Jan 172013
 
92ZEW Presents Free Concert with CHURCHILL

92ZEW’s tradition of exposing new artists with a showcase continues with a free concert at Moe’s Original BBQ this Sunday in the heart of downtown Mobile.  The ZEW Krewe is very excited to bring in A&M Records artist, Churchill . Continuing Moe’s Grand Opening celebration on SuperBowl Sunday with a show before the football show at 4pm from [...]

Jan 152013
 
Muscle Shoals Documentary to Premiere at Sundance, See the Trailer Here

Recording studios are apparently the hip topic. Dave Grohl is premiering his Sound City Studios rock doc this week at Sundance Film Festival and word is Muscle Shoals get the rock doc treatment too. According to Rolling Stone magazine Muscle Shoals, directed by Greg “Freddy” Camalier, is also premiering at Sundance. The film boasts never [...]

Jan 132013
 
Elton John Welcomes Second Son

Elija Joseph Daniel Furnish-John was born via surrogate Monday, January 11 in Los Angeles. Elton’s partner David Furnish tells Hello! mag…. “Both of us have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two songs is almost unbelievable. The birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and [...]

Jan 102013
 
Dave Grohl forms Sound City Players for Movie Premiere

Foo Fighter puts together supergroup to debut his documentary at Sundance Dave Grohl is on his way to legendary Sundance Film Festival where he’ll premiere Sound City, his documentary about the heritage SoCal Sound City Studios. To stand out in the crowd, the rocker plans to play with some of his heroes in a supergroup [...]

Jan 032013
 
Allman Brothers set Ten Dates at the Beacon

Hot off a killer show at the Saenger Theatre downtown, it’s just been announced Gregg Allman will join his musical soul brothers for a string of shows at the historic Beacon Theatre in New York. They’re set to play 10 nights between March 1st & 16th, which is almost an annual thing since 1989, says [...]

Jan 032013
 
U2 Reveals New Album Working Title

U2 revealed the working title of their upcoming album during an interview with U-K paper The Independent. Bono said that the working title of their next effort is 10 Reasons to Exist, and that it would come out in 2013. It’s been three years since their last record, No Line on the Horizon, was released.

Dec 312012
 
John Mayer spends some Holiday time with Katy Perry's family

Katy Perry and John Mayer have been dating on-and-off for the past year, and it looks like, just maybe, they’re ready to bring their relationship to the next level. People magazine reports that the couple spent Christmas together, and Katy even brought Mayer to her parent’s house to celebrate. A source for the magazine says [...]

Dec 182012
 
Soul Kitchen  adds Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk to its Mardi Gras concert lineup

92ZEW and Soul Kitchen are helping you get your Mardi Gras groove on with the first rate fortified funk n roll of Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, live in concert, Friday, February 2.  Plus 92ZEW has your chance to win tickets to the show before they go on sale in the 5:00 Traffic Jam Monday and Tuesday. [...]

Dec 112012
 
Rolling Stones' final show might turn into a big ol' 'SuperJam'

The Rolling Stones are set to play their final 50 and Counting concert this Saturday in Newark, New Jersey and we hear some special guests will join them on stage. Look for Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and the Black Keys to jam with the legendary band.  Talk about a “Superjam!”  Who knows, maybe more will come [...]

Nov 212012
 
Mardi Gras concert announced - Galactic live at Soul Kitchen

92ZEW is proud to present  one of the modern greats of the Big Easy, Galactic with Corey Henry (Of Living Colors) on vocal duties. The band hits the road for the Freeze Out Tour 2013 supporting their latest funkifried release Carnivales Electricos which is inspired by the full-on Mardi Gras experience, from preparations to celebrations to the stillness of Ash Wednesday, but being Galactic, they got to add that luscious lagnaippe. This time it’s a bevy of beats from other places that lay it out on Mardi Gras day,

Nov 192012
 
Clapton announces 2013 tour and Crossroads Guitar Festival

U.S. tour launches next year in Phoenix on March 14. Slowhand will hit about a dozen or so cities before he wraps things up with the fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival in New York April 12th and 13th with Allman Brothers Band, BB King, Brad Paisley, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keith Urban, Vince Gill and many more.