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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 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 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
 
Jay Farrar Gets the Band Back Together, Hear the New Single Here

Jay Farrar brought his playing mates of Son Volt back together for a familiar yet fresh twist on the alt-country sounds of today. Farrar was a co-founder of the band Uncle Tupelo with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy back in the day, way back in the day. The two eventually agreed to disagree and went their own separate [...]

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 192013
 
BLAM!!! - Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon

Almost time to find out who will be gracing the stages of the legendary, mega-live music/entertainment getaway in the Tennessee foothills we all know as Bonnarooooo. This year’s announcement is dubbed as BLAM, Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon. Think of it as an ultra-cool PBS Telethon that’s hosted by Weird Al Yankovic and incorporates artist performances/interviews, [...]

Phoenix is Bankrupt!

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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 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 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 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 [...]

May 022012
 
Music Notes: Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,

BRITISH IDOLS ON AMERICAN IDOL Look for Coldplay on American Idol tomorrow night (5/3). Undoubtedly the band will chat with host Ryan Seacrest, but according to Chris Martin, you can’t really learn a lot about the band through their interviews. WATCH IT AGAIN, AND AGAIN HBO’s Signature channel announced they will air the Rock and [...]

Dec 152011
 
Clash Bassist Clashes with Oil Rig, Gets Himself Arrested

Paul Simonen “we stormed the oil rig and went to the office to ask what their oil spill response plan was. They basically said if you don’t get off the oil rig, then we will phone the authorities in Greenland and say you’ve hijacked the oil rig, and the police will come and arrest you. And that’s pretty much what happened.”

Mar 082010
 

MONDAY MUSIC NOTES Train wants you to contact them, the old-fashioned way, via telephone. Call the special number, hear a band update message, then leave a message with ideas, hellos, etc. You never know, they might even answer the phone. (415) 658-9236 Trainline.com Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society – first large [...]