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Piano Nights
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  With a late night happy hour and live piano music presented by the the city's finest jazz stylists playing the American songbook & jazz standards, this will be a gathering area to have a nightcap and discuss the fine show that just ended upstairs, or stop by after work to enjoy live piano music and mix and mingle at the sexy, cool downstairs bar. MORE >>

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
Wednesdays.  Wed, Feb 12, 2014-Wed, Aug 27, 2014.  The actor and musician leads a multi-piece jazz band and a rotating roster of guest singers, including other celebrity friends. MORE >>

Grand Old Echo
Sundays.  Sun, Apr 13, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  The best of LA's Americana/country and roots music every Sunday. MORE >>

Friday Night Jazz
Fridays.  Fri, Apr 18, 2014-Fri, Sep 26, 2014.  Ease into the weekend than with some of the best jazz musicians in the city - for free! MORE >>

50 Free Summer Concerts in MacArthur Park
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Jun 8, 2014-Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  With open lawn seating and music from around the world reflecting the diversity of L.A., you can enjoy a summer evening in the park. MORE >>

Tuesdays.  Tue, Jun 10, 2014-Tue, Aug 26, 2014.  Up-and-coming bands and DJs every Tuesday night by the pool area. MORE >>

50 Free Summer Concerts in Pasadena
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Jun 15, 2014-Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  All concerts have open lawn seating where you can enjoy an evening under the stars with music, friends and family. MORE >>

Wine & Jazz Summer Concert Series
Tuesdays.  Tue, Jul 1, 2014-Tue, Jul 29, 2014.  Hear some great jazz while enjoying fine wines from Stella Rosa and nibbling on an assortment of cheeses, fruits and breads prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering. Wine tasting (and assorted sampler box) is $10. All proceeds from the wine bar will directly benefit Project Angel Food, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to deliver free and nutritious meals to men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS and other serious illness. MORE >>

Summer of Free Music on the Pier 2014
Thursdays, Saturdays.  Thu, Jul 3, 2014-Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  With everything from Reggae to Country, Classic Rock to Jazz, and Swing to Disco, there's something for everybody. MORE >>

Twilight Dance Series
Thursdays.  Thu, Jul 10, 2014-Thu, Sep 11, 2014.  The Santa Monica Pier plays host to all music lovers with the sounds of an international array of top tier presentations. Join the crowd that stretches from the Pier deck to the beach and beyond as the Santa Monica Bay’s gorgeous summer days blend into enchanting evenings of family, friends and music. MORE >>

Live Band Karaoke
Mondays.  Mon, Jul 14, 2014-Mon, Sep 22, 2014.  Whether you’re a great singer, a beginner or have never sung a note, this gig is a slammin’ good time. There’s nothing like feeling the power of fronting a real live band. It blows the karaoke machine away. Every other Monday. MORE >>

Brit Beats
Thursdays.  A weekly live music night featuring a British-themed DJ or live band playing some of the best UK music of all time, new and classics alike. MORE >>

KCRW's Country in the City
Saturdays.  Sat, Jul 19, 2014-Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  Saturday, July 19: Gregg Allman + Sturgill Simpson with KCRW DJ Anne Litt Saturday, July 26: Shelby Lynne + Jamestown Revival with KCRW DJ Chris Douridas Saturday, August 2: Wynonna & The Big Noise + Nikki Lane with KCRW DJ Gary Calamar MORE >>

DJ Quik
Thursdays.  Thu, Jul 24, 2014-Thu, Dec 18, 2014.  The Compton native has produced songs for a multitude of artists, so you just never know who might decide to drop in! MORE >>

Silent Frisco
Sundays.  Sun, Jul 27, 2014-Sun, Sep 21, 2014.  They own more than 3000 two-channel, festival-optimized wireless headphones. Custom-designed and sourced directly from industry expert manufacturers, Silent Frisco headsets operate on two simultaneous, long-range feeds, providing the best in audio clarity, volume, and comfort. With this technology, and the creative and operational experience born of 17-years in the business, they enable the music to play while neighbors enjoy peace and quiet. MORE >>

Today.  American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry performed "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" on the show and the single shot up to the Top 10 download list on iTunes and stayed there for a number of days. This also sparked interest in other Fuel songs, which began to appear in the Top 100 download chart on iTunes. On March 3, 2006, judge Randy Jackson stated in an interview that Daughtry had been offered the opportunity to become Fuel's new lead singer. Fuel confirmed their interest on their official website and on May 11, 2006, band members appeared on the TV show Extra to officially offer Daughtry the job. Though flattered, Daughtry turned down this offer. MORE >>

The Hold Steady
Today.  In May of 2005, they were the first rock band to grace the front page of The Village Voice in 15 years and they were named Blender's 2006 "Band of the Year." MORE >>

The Voice – Live On Tour
Today.  Already confirmed on the tour is Jamaica native and Season 5 champ, Tessanne Chin. Also joining the tour from Season 5 is soul-pop teen artist, and runner up, Jacquie Lee and vocal powerhouse and family man, Will Champlin. Dia Frampton, a Team Blake favorite, from Season One will be hitting the road too, along with this season’s Winner, Runner Up, and 3rd place. Another fan favorite is guaranteed to tour and will be determined in the month of May by America via social media. MORE >>

Xiu Xiu
Today.  Those familiar with the band’s work will take particular note of the times Jamie Stewart re-visits profoundly personal accounts from his own life—most prominently on “Beauty Towne” (a not-so-uplifting postscript to the muddle of those depicted in “Clowne Towne” from 2004’s Fabulous Muscles) and “Black Drum Machine” (which finishes the narrative of incest and molestation begun on “Black Keyboard” from 2008’s Women as Lovers). Elsewhere, Stewart’s willingness to broach any subject finds him confronting both the topical and the intimate in equally meaningful ways: “Gul Mudin” seeks to bring comfort to an Afghani teenage boy murdered for sport by American soldiers; “Joey’s Song” strives to do the same for Stewart’s brother in the aftermath of a family tragedy. MORE >>

Andy Grammer
Wed, Jul 30, 2014.  Andy began his remarkable career rise performing on the streets as a busker in Santa Monica and, in just a few short years, has gone on to sell well over one-million tracks, performing onstage with Taylor Swift, appearing on an array of national TV shows, selling out venues nationwide, receiving BMI’s “Pop Music Award,” gracing the cover of national touring trade magazine Pollstar and presenting at their annual awards show, performing for his holiness the Dalai Lama, and co-hosting the American Music Awards online preshow, among many other accomplishments. MORE >>

Austin Mahone
Wed, Jul 30, 2014.  At the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, he was nominated for Choice Male Artist, Male Hottie and Choice Smile. MORE >>

Dub Thompson
Wed, Jul 30, 2014.  The core duo of the band Dub Thompson grew up in Agoura Hills. Whatever you see in that town won't readily prepare you for the music they wrote while there, but you're free to look. "Most everyone who's in a group who's our age lives on the Internet," says guitarist Matt Pulos. "The kinds of things that have shaped our band aren't anchored to any one time or place." MORE >>

Five For Fighting
Wed, Jul 30, 2014.  His single, "Superman (It's Not Easy)," topped the charts, reaching #1 on Hot Adult Contemporary, #2 on Adult Contemporary, #3 Triple A, and #14 on Billboard's Hot 100. It was also Billboard's #7 most played Adult Contemporary song and the #21 most played song of the decade at Hot AC. The hit single eventually became an anthem after 9/11. MORE >>

Hooray For Earth
Wed, Jul 30, 2014.  "Hooray For Earth display a precocious knack for massive, major-key hooks that are "indie rock" in name only." - Pitchfork MORE >>

Hotel California
Wed, Jul 30, 2014.  Each concert presents an exciting showcase of The Eagles mega-hits such as “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight” and “Hotel California” as well as newer releases “Get Over It” and “Love will Keep Us Alive.” The group also performs select titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh. MORE >>

Wed, Jul 30, 2014.  Their hit single, "Hanging by a Moment," was #1 for three weeks on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The single won a Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year, having spent twenty weeks in the top 10 and more than a year on the charts. MORE >>

Colin Hay
Thu, Jul 31, 2014.  His biggest hit, "Down Under," from when he was with men at Work, contains many slang and drug terms in the lyrics: "Travelling in a fried-out Kombi, on a hippie trail, head full of zombie." In Australian slang, "fried-out" means overheated, Kombi refers to the Volkswagen Type 2 combination van, and having "a head full of zombie" refers to the use of a type of marijuana. Cultural slang is also used: after the second verse the refrain is "where the beer does flow and men chunder"; "chunder" means vomit. MORE >>

Dan Deacon
Thu, Jul 31, 2014.  Deacon has a renowned reputation for his live shows, where large scale audience participation and interaction is often a major element of the performance. MORE >>

Foxy Shazam
Thu, Jul 31, 2014.  In 2008, they were named one of the "100 Bands You Need to Know" by Alternative Press while in 2010, they were included on the Spin Magazine's list of "Ten Bands You Need To Know." MORE >>

Little Big Town
Thu, Jul 31, 2014.  In the fall of 2008, Little Big Town opened up for Carrie Underwood on her Carnival Ride Tour to support the album, before starting their first headlining tour in 2009. MORE >>

Ricky and Mark
Thu, Jul 31, 2014.  Mark is from The Blood Brothers and Champagne Champagne and Ricky has toured with MF Doom, Riff Raff and many more. MORE >>

The Beach Boys
Thu, Jul 31, 2014.  Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson was friends at one time with Charles Manson and even talked the Beach Boys into recording one of Manson's songs. Manson's song, Never Learn Not To Love, appeared on the Beach Boys 1969 album, 20/20. MORE >>

Walter Trout Band Featuring Danny Bryant
Thu, Jul 31, 2014.  Danny is now firmly established as one of the leading lights on the European and British blues scene and has been called a 'National Treasure' by the UK's Classic Rock Blues magazine. MORE >>

Friday Night Sing-Alongs: Broadway Favorites
Fri, Aug 1, 2014.  Raise your voice and be heard! We all play favorites. Tell them what Broadway hits get you pumped up for a chance to hear it at a Friday Night Sing-Along. Find out if your favorite was chosen and sing aloud with hundreds of other Broadway lovers. Tickets are distributed starting at 6 PM, one per person waiting in line - first come, first served. MORE >>

Fri, Aug 1, 2014.  Their laid-back poetic indie-rock was described by Under the Radar as a “quest for perfect soft-and-gentle indie-pop.” MORE >>

Jay Brannan
Fri, Aug 1, 2014.  He appeared as an actor in John Cameron Mitchell’s indie film sensation, Shortbus, in which his song, “Soda Shop,” was the highest selling song on the film’s soundtrack album. From there, Brannan released a string of albums, all of which topped the iTunes Singer/Songwriter & Billboard Heatseekers charts: goddamned, In Living Cover, and Rob Me Blind. MORE >>

Miniature Tigers
Fri, Aug 1, 2014.  See and hear why Spin wrote, "On Fortress [their sophomore album], the band expand their sunny, '60s-inspired pop into tribal folk, psychedelic rock, and electronic territory...Fortress is dazzling.” MORE >>

Fri, Aug 1, 2014.  The ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute show. MORE >>

The Dustbowl Revival
Fri, Aug 1, 2014.  The Venice, CA-based roots and jazz collective perform their songs using a fun assortment of instruments including the tuba, trombone, clarinet, cornet, trumpet, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, accordion, drums, guitars and harmonica, with plenty of washboard and kazoo thrown in for good luck. MORE >>

Sat, Aug 2, 2014-Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  Did you know that the band was featured on the 2010 Punk Goes Classic Rock album covering "Dream On" by Aerosmith? MORE >>

Classical Happy Hour
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  Classical Revolution: Los Angeles presents chamber music in relaxed, accessible venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Called an "addictive new series" by Mark Swed of the L.A. Times. The first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Damage Inc.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  SoCal's tribute to Metallica. MORE >>

HARD Summer Music Festival
Sat, Aug 2, 2014-Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  The largest ticketed music festival in Los Angeles features 5 stages on 100 acres of 75+ of the most cutting-edge, innovative electronic artists on the scene accompanied by trailblazers from both hip-hop and rock 'n' roll. Headlined by Jack U, A$AP Mob, Axwell and Flosstradamus on Saturday and Tiesto, Disclosure, Nero and Dillion Francis on Sunday. MORE >>

Nikki Lane
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  Named One of CMT’s "Next Women of Country," Rolling Stone also proclaimed, "Nikki Lane breaks stereotypes on her Dan Auerbach-produced second album, All Or Nothin'." MORE >>

Prince Royce
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  He received three awards at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2011 and was listed as one of the 50 Most Beautiful in the People En Espanol Magazene 2011 issue. MORE >>

Red Wanting Blue
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  Known for making instant fans of the uninitiated with one of the most engaging and passionate live shows on the road today, Red Wanting Blue found even bigger audiences after the release of its 2012 From The Vanishing Point album, which landed in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and at #1 for the band’s home region. MORE >>

Saint Motel
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  When attempting to verbalize the emotionality of indie music, the first things that come to mind might reasonably be “serious,” “moody,” “bleak,” “butt-hurting,” “sob-story” … you get the idea. It’s an unfortunate rarity that “fun” will come up as an option on the allowed list of adjectives. Because indie music can’t be fun, right? Otherwise it’s decisively pop, right? Whatever. The Los Angeles-bred foursome just might be the proverbial bright spot in the modern indie scene that proves. - Brien Overly MORE >>

The Muffs
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  The group is made up of Kim Shattuck (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Ronnie Barnett (Bass & Backing Vocals) & Roy McDonald (Drums). Formed in Los Angeles in late 1990, they've attracted attention for their energetic, exciting live performances as well as a rock solid body of studio work. After singles released by Sub Pop, Au Go-Go & Sympathy For The Record Industry, the band recorded three critically acclaimed albums (The Muffs, Blonder & Blonder & Happy Birthday To Me) for Warner Brothers/Reprise. In 1999 fan favorite Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow saw the group jump to Fat Wreck Chords/Honest Don's followed by their last album Really, Really Happy, released in 2004 on Five Foot Two. MORE >>

Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  I still have a soft place in my heart for 311 that my inner early teenager will likely forever cling to. Back in the days when MTV played music videos and, even more, those from legitimately innovative rock bands (for the time period), 311 was the jam. It was a much simpler time for rock music. A less contentious time. And a less pretentious one as well. Rock music still had a grander sense of epicness and importance to it. It was adults playing radical music, not children pretending to be adults by dressing up like radicals. So even though I’ve admittedly fallen by the wayside in recent years in terms of keeping up with their later releases, the nostalgia of the era 311 represents makes them iconic as a rock band. Also, for those who’ve never been to one of their shows, it’s a serious party. Like, just a few red plastic cups short of a college keg party, kind of party. - Brien Overly [With special guest Wheeland Brothers] MORE >>

Haley Reinhart
Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  Reinhart first auditioned for the ninth season of American Idol, but did not advance to the Hollywood round. She returned the following year for the tenth season where she ended up placing third for the season. MORE >>

Hollywood U2
Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  "I’ve seen a lot of tribute bands and these guys are not good, they’re great!" - Richard Blade (radio host and TV producer) MORE >>

New Edition
Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  The group was formed in 1978 by elementary school friends Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell, as well as two other friends from Orchard Park, Travis Pettus and Corey Rackley, all of whom were living in the Orchard Park housing projects in Boston. They later met Brooke Payne, a local manager and choreographer, who encountered the boys at a local talent show in Roxbury. After an audition for Payne, he gave them the name New Edition to signify they were a new edition of the Jackson 5. Rackley left the group and was replaced by another neighborhood friend Ralph Tresvant, who both Bell and Brown were already acquainted with and sang with Ricky in a group called Ricky & Ralph. Travis Pettus would also eventually leave the group as well. Later, Payne brought in his nephew Ronnie DeVoe to replace Pettus as the group's fifth member. MORE >>

Tony Lucca
Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  His songs have been featured on TV’s “Friday Night Lights,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Shark,” and “Felicity” and in Kevin Costner’s feature “Open Range.” He has been seen on E! Entertainment Television and A&E; and performed numerous times on NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly.” MORE >>

Wheeland Brothers
Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  The Wheeland Brothers are two Southern Californian brothers who grew up in Orange County surfing, scarfing down hole-in-the wall Mexican food, and jamming around beach bonfires. They combine fun, catchy melody and lyrics with the cool attitude and positive energy of reggae, as well as the down-to-earth, organic honesty of acoustic rock, ukulele lullabies, and flip flop hip hop. Sunshine music inspired by waves, hangin’ with friends, and dreaming of distant shores. MORE >>

Barenaked Ladies
Mon, Aug 4, 2014.  Though they might be best known for their hit singles, "One Week," "The Old Apartment," "Pinch Me," "If I Had $1000000" and "Brian Wilson," their music is on TV almost around the clock as the theme for The Big Bang Theory. MORE >>

Maudlin Sounds
Mondays.  Mon, Aug 4, 2014-Mon, Aug 25, 2014.  His single, “Overdose,” was released in early 2014 to rave reviews. Hilly Dilly exclaimed, “’Overdose’ has the foundations of a radio hit with its catchy hooks, expansive production, and anthemic vocal delivery… A&Rs, take note,” while When The Gramophone said the track, “immediately impresses with its tight production, dreamy flow of lyrics and sounds that mix in all the right places.” MORE >>

Amos Lee
Wed, Aug 6, 2014.  In 2011, his album Mission Bell debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. MORE >>

Blue Oyster Cult
Wed, Aug 6, 2014.  In 1976, Rolling Stone named "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" the song of the year while Stephen King cited the song as the inspiration for his novel, The Stand. The song has been featured in many movies including 1978's Halloween, Scream and Zombieland. MORE >>

Herbie Hancock
Wed, Aug 6, 2014.  Hancock is the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. MORE >>

Naama Kates
Wed, Aug 6, 2014.  She's been described as someone who "makes pleasingly accessible music that tries to mask yet invariably spills over with raging passion and quirky intelligence and sheer spunky, idiosyncratic imagination." MORE >>

The Coathangers
Wed, Aug 6, 2014.  "tightly controlled sense of menace and impending chaos" - Paste MORE >>

Wed, Aug 6, 2014.  "Melodic guitar outbursts powered by the twin engines of pop-punk and '90s alt-rock." - Stereogum MORE >>

Arctic Monkeys
Thu, Aug 7, 2014.  Their 2006 debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, became the fastest-selling debut album in British music history. MORE >>

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Rock)
Thu, Aug 7, 2014.  I was going to start off by making a joke that was something along the lines of the Twilight franchise wishing they could make dark and brooding look as sexy and cool as BRMC make it sound. Then, I saw they actually had a song on the New Moon soundtrack, and all logic escaped me. But hey, even generally talented and awesome people sometimes get attached to moneymaking juggernauts, and I can’t really blame them for that. They’ve got to keep gas in their tour buses, after all. And if it’s good enough for Thom Yorke to attach his name to, who am I to disparage it? Point being, BRMC makes some really solid atmospheric rock. Possibly best consumed under the influence of mind-altering substances (not that I would know firsthand or anything), the trio can write and play a psychedelic jam session like nobody’s business. Each of the three band members finds time to shine on specific tracks, depending on the pacing of the song, from the slower, more haunting, guitar-focal tracks, to the more aggressive, drum and vocal-driven ones. And if there was ever an appropriately dark and brooding-friendly venue to see these guys play at, it is undoubtedly the Echoplex. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Deer Tick
Thu, Aug 7, 2014.  Did you know that on a handful of occasions, Deer Tick has performed entire sets as Deervana, a Nirvana tribute band? MORE >>

Thu, Aug 7, 2014-Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  Frequently compared to Fleetwood Mac, Haim's sound has been described as "music that sounds like it was written on a lakeside retreat attended by Stevie Nicks, John Waite and En Vogue" by The Guardian. MORE >>

Queen Nation
Thu, Aug 7, 2014.  The #1 Queen tribute band. MORE >>

Street Eaters
Thu, Aug 7, 2014.  "Powerful post-punk... a backmasked pileup of grinding guitars and crashing drums that simmers, then explodes." - SPIN MORE >>

Yonatan Gat
Thu, Aug 7, 2014.  "Gat’s Jimi-Hendrix-meets-Godzilla guitar tone is the instrument by which the band brings the arena-rock experience within your immediate reach and, because of the energy level relative to the scale, makes it more explosive and cathartic than anything you could ever see on a bigger stage" - NY Press MORE >>

Andy C
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  "One of drum & bass' most respected DJ and producers...and one of the most technically gifted DJs in the whole of dance music." - Resident Advisor MORE >>

Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  “Memphis punk outfit Ex-Cult is twisting the genre into new shapes on their self-titled debut.” – MTV Hive MORE >>

Fri, Aug 8, 2014-Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  The Aussie electronic phenom's 2012 self-titled debut album went Platinum in his native Australia. MORE >>

From Indian Lakes
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  "What a modern day rock & roll band could sound like if they were giving their own spin off of an Elliot Smith album." - Under The Gun MORE >>

Gardens & Villa
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  "With a lyric sheet that's preoccupied with nature and mysticism-- not to mention a singer who's not afraid to whip out a flute-- Gardens & Villa could easily be pegged as hippies. But they're also keen on playing up the artificial qualities of their music, foregrounding synthesizers and mechanized, metronomic rhythms to create a peculiar hybrid of 1960s and 80s sensibilities." - Pitchfork MORE >>

Gladys Knight
Fri, Aug 8, 2014-Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  Known as the “Empress of Soul,” Knight is the first African-American performer to have a venue named after her in Las Vegas, The Gladys Knight Theater at the Tropicana Hotel. MORE >>

KC & the Sunshine Band
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  Their #1 hit, "Please Don't Go," was the first #1 hit of the 1980s. MORE >>

Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  The concert film features founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, joined by Jason Bonham—son of the band’s late drummer John Bonham—taking the stage at London's O2 Arena on December 10, 2007. The two-hour-plus tour de force spans 16 signature songs from their celebrated catalog, including landmark tracks “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock And Roll,” “Kashmir,” “Stairway to Heaven” and much more. In select theaters nationwide. MORE >>

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  At the peak of their success, three members died in an airplane crash in 1977, putting an abrupt end to the band's most popular incarnation. Surviving members re-formed in 1987 for a reunion tour with lead singer Ronnie Van Zant's younger brother Johnny as frontman. A version of the band continues to tour and record, with only Gary Rossington of its original members remaining as of 2012. Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006. MORE >>

RX Bandits
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  So, have Rx Bandits always been good? Because I’m going to feel like a massive d-bag if that’s the case and I’m like, 13 years late on this train. They’ve always been that band in the periphery of my chosen music scene, the band that I never really gave a serious listen to and never really cared much about until now. I don’t even have a good reason for blocking them out of my aural field, like that I have a secret feud with one of the members or that one of them has some kind of Disney affiliation, which are the usual reasons I purposefully ignore bands. Maybe it was some of the genre tags that have been loosely thrown around in association to them. Maybe it was some of the early touring mates the band associated with. Maybe I’m even more pretentious with my taste than I give myself credit for. But then, if that were the case, I would’ve totally started this show pick off by claiming I’ve been into this band since I was in high school, as is the case with some other d-bag writers. Instead, I’ll own up to the fact that I wish I would’ve discovered this band a lot earlier than I did, despite them being on the Required Listening playlist for anyone entering the punk rock scene. Specifically the Warped Tour scene, at that. These dudes can write a catchy melodic rock song that sounds mature while being anything but “adult contemporary.” Drawing from a multitude of stylistic influences, these guys have been playing for well over a decade and the years of practice show in their craftsmanship. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  Spoon’s Britt Daniel collaborated with Brian Reitzell to compose and arrange the soundtrack for the 2006 film Stranger than Fiction. The soundtrack consists chiefly of music performed by Spoon, and according to the liner notes of the official soundtrack, Brian Reitzell collaborated with Britt Daniel to compose the score, while also adapting several tracks from Kill the Moonlight and Gimme Fiction into instrumental versions of the songs. MORE >>

The Dear Hunter
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  In the December 2012 issue of Alternative Press, their album, Migrant, was listed as one of 2013's most anticipated album releases. MORE >>

The English Beat
Fri, Aug 8, 2014.  After the break-up of The English Beat in 1983, Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger went on to form General Public, while Andy Cox and David Steele formed Fine Young Cannibals. MORE >>

Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  Their sound has typically been likened to The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Archies, Tommy James & The Shondells and Gary Glitter. MORE >>

Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  What a long, strange show it will be with this Grateful Dead tribute band. MORE >>

Drum Downtown
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  This free do-it-yourself musical activity, part of The Music Center Presents series of fun DIY (do-it-yourself) participatory programs, lets you make music in the moment in an outdoor group drumming experience. All skill levels are welcome with drums and other percussion instruments provided by event sponsor, REMO. MORE >>

Drum Downtown: Middle-Eastern
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  Discover the sounds and techniques of Middle Eastern percussion. Be part of the rhythmic conversation and experience the thrilling power of percussion in this outdoor group drumming experience. MORE >>

Sat, Aug 9, 2014-Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  The Santa Barbara natives topped the iTunes reggae charts with their second album, Time Bomb. MORE >>

Jenny Lewis
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  Jenny Lewis, known for her rock band Rilo Kiley over the past 10 years, has transformed from a shy indie-rocker singing barely above a whisper into an authoritative, take-no-prisoners singer / songwriter / frontwoman. MORE >>

No Duh
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  The ultimate tribute to No Doubt. MORE >>

Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  They have sold over 12 million records in Argentina and 25 million worldwide. MORE >>

Sat, Aug 9, 2014-Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  Rebelution released their first full-length album “Courage to Grow” in June 2007, which would become the breakthrough album for the band. The album was selected as iTunes Editor’s Choice for Best Reggae Album of 2007. In addition, “Courage to Grow” peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart. MORE >>

Sarah Brightman
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  Brightman is the first artist to have been invited twice to perform at the Olympic Games, first at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games where she sang "Amigos Para Siempre" with the Spanish tenor Jose Carreras with an estimated global audience of a billion people, and sixteen years later in Beijing, this time with Chinese singer Liu Huan, performing the song "You and Me" to an estimated 4 billion people worldwide. MORE >>

Second Saturdays @ Jones Coffee Roasters
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  Every second Saturday of the month through August, Jones Coffee Roasters celebrates the vibrant creative community and becomes home to emerging local artists and food vendors. This month’s installment of the series will feature favorite food vendors, a selection of new and used records in all genres available for purchase from Resistor Records, as well as a photo booth and, of course, live music. MORE >>

The English Beat
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  After the break-up of The English Beat in 1983, Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger went on to form General Public, while Andy Cox and David Steele formed Fine Young Cannibals. MORE >>

Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  "Cincinnati trio Tweens make garagey, nasally, punky pop that is equal parts rauccous and infectious. Songs like "Be Mean" and "Rattle&Rollin'" are both especially catchy." - Brooklyn Vegan MORE >>

Alicia Witt
Sundays.  Sun, Aug 10, 2014-Sun, Aug 31, 2014.  Fans of TV and film will likely know Witt from her work as an actor on shows including “Friday Night Lights,” “Law & Order,” “The Sopranos” and “Cybill,” and from the films “88 Minutes,” “Two Weeks Notice,” “Last Holiday” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” to name but a few. MORE >>

Glen Hansard
Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  The Academy Award–winning principle songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for Irish group The Frames and one half of folk rock duo, The Swell Season also appeared in The Commitments, as well as the film Once. His song "Falling Slowly" from Once, co-written with Markéta Irglová, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. MORE >>

Steve Gunn
Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  "As contemporary songwriters surf rivers of blood, sweat and tears, hoping the world will take notice, this Brooklynite plays circular folk songs that unfold as effortlessly as a breath. The fact that he's making no special bid to be heard means we might want to listen especially close." - The Washington Post [#10 Album of the Year] MORE >>

Mon, Aug 11, 2014.  "[Their single] 'Strange Feeling' is one of those tracks that instantly gets stuck in your head; it's filled with the wonderful collaboration of disco beats, whimsical synths and airy vocals that gets those feet moving... These Australians are definitely a group to watch for the next year..." - FILTER MORE >>

Sara Bareilles
Mon, Aug 11, 2014.  Did you know that the UCLA grad won the UCLA Spring Sing twice? And "The Sing-Off" judge was acquainted with fellow UCLA students, Maroon 5, whose lead singer, Adam Levine, was a judge on "The Voice." MORE >>

FKA twigs
Tue, Aug 12, 2014.  "One of music's most intriguing new figures." - Vogue MORE >>

Us The Duo
Tue, Aug 12, 2014.  Us the Duo was recently named the first act to break from Vine by Billboard. MORE >>

Fan Halen
Wed, Aug 13, 2014.  Known as “The World’s Most Authentic Tribute to Van Halen,” Fan Halen sets the stage for a night with Dave, Eddie, Alex and Michael with a true-to-life tribute to not only the band but the spirit of an era. MORE >>

Wed, Aug 13, 2014.  "This definitely wasn't the case with this album [2013's Incisions] - the changes in tempo, the weird vocal variations, the oddball guitar solos that didn't seem to belong in deathcore - it all added up to be a fun ride." - Ultimate Guitar MORE >>

The Futures League
Wed, Aug 13, 2014.  "Full of crisp guitars, sunny melodies and carefree attitude." - Buzzbands LA MORE >>

Thu, Aug 14, 2014.  It has been nearly nine years since the legendary American hardcore punk band released an album (2005's Take It Back, Take It On, Take It Over!), but that's about to change with the release of their new album, Leave A Light On. MORE >>

American Idol Live
Thu, Aug 14, 2014.  Now's your chance to see this year's Top 10 in person. MORE >>

Thu, Aug 14, 2014.  "Foxygen's influences mostly predate punk, but this incarnation of the group is as punk as it gets." - Stereogum MORE >>

Imelda May
Thu, Aug 14, 2014.  See and hear why NPR wrote this about the Grammy performer, "Although May has won numerous awards in 2009, her music harks back to a style that was popular in the '50s: rockabilly." MORE >>

La Santa Cecilia
Thu, Aug 14, 2014.  In an era and city in which Latin culture has given birth to many musical fusions, La Santa Cecilia creatively combines up-tempo South American rhythms, like cumbia and bossa nova, with the nostalgic bolero and passionate tango, blending in Afro-Cuban percussion, Mexican norteño and rock with jazzy tunes to bring about a mix that defies any particular label or musical genre. The band’s sound is accentuated by singer Marisoul’s haunting vocals, delivering a message of love, loss and heartbreak in a fun fiesta-like performance that leaves crowds mesmerized. MORE >>

Lane 8
Thu, Aug 14, 2014.  "['I Got What You Need (Every Night)' is] one of the hottest house anthems of the year..." - DJ/producer Zane Lowe MORE >>

Puddle of Mudd
Thu, Aug 14, 2014.  With hits like Blurry and She Hate Me off their debut album, they won 4 Billboard Music Awards in 2002. MORE >>

Yo-Yo Ma
Thu, Aug 14, 2014.  The 12-time Grammy winner made his Carnegie Hall debut at age nine. MORE >>

En Vogue
Fri, Aug 15, 2014.  The group has won more MTV Video Music Awards than any other female group in its history, a total of seven, along with five Soul Train Awards, six American Music Awards, and seven Grammy nominations. According to Billboard Magazine they were the 18th most successful act of the 1990s, and one of the most popular and successful female groups of all time. En Vogue has accumulated over 2,800 weeks on various Billboard charts. MORE >>

Fool's Gold
Fri, Aug 15, 2014.  Fool's Gold is a Los Angeles collective that weaves together western pop aesthetics with African rhythms and melodies. Featuring current and former members of Foreign Born, We Are Scientists, The Fall, Glasser and others. MORE >>

Friday Night Sing-Alongs: Mariachi (Latin)
Fri, Aug 15, 2014.  No fiesta is complete without the celebratory sounds of mariachi music! It's the last Friday Night Sing-Along of the summer and they're closing it out with a bang. Sing out loud and celebrate this rich musical tradition. Tickets are distributed starting at 6 PM, one per person waiting in line - first come, first served. MORE >>

Fri, Aug 15, 2014.  Their song "Tongue Tied" was featured in an Apple iPod Touch commercial in 2011. On June 18, 2012, "Tongue Tied" reached the number one position on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, becoming their first number one single. MORE >>

Lemon Sun (Rock)
Fri, Aug 15, 2014.  Lemon Sun is a rock & roll band. Features members of He's My Brother She's My Sister, Jenny O, and Bleached. No frills, no gimmicks (though a sexy tap dancer occasionally joins 'em on stage). Just some good ol' rock & roll that makes you wanna have fun, make out, and hang with your friends. Ok...there's a little psych and soul in there so you can drop acid or dance too if ya like. MORE >>

Portugal. The Man
Fri, Aug 15, 2014.  With untethered roots, the band offers an audible adaptability, one unlike anything offered by their peers, that allows their music to form over a gradual incubation process. Songs are birthed and then organically evolve over the course of the band’s seemingly endless slate of tour dates, along with the sliver of downtime they allow themselves. MORE >>

Silent Frisco
Fri, Aug 15, 2014.  Tonight's theme is HipHop: East Coast vs. West Coast. MORE >>

Tokyo Police Club
Fri, Aug 15, 2014.  “Tokyo Police Club’s energetic, deeply melodic songs have made them indie heroes.” - Entertainment Weekly MORE >>

Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  His colaboration with Santana, "Put Your Lights On," won Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 2000 Grammy Awards. MORE >>

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  From 1962 to early 1964, only the Beach Boys matched the Four Seasons in record sales in the United States. MORE >>

Mike Sempert
Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  Sempert is best known for his work as the songwriter and frontman of the Bay Area band Birds & Batteries. MORE >>

Vitalogy: A Tribute to Pearl Jam
Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  From Eddie Vedder’s primal yells and soothing baritone, to screaming solos and classic rock hooks, Vitalogy brings the full Pearl Jam concert experience to a stage near you… With a repertoire that includes a wide range and depth of the Pearl Jam catalogue - including their breakthrough album “Ten,” which can be performed in its entirety as a special performance - Vitalogy covers all the classic Pearl Jam singles as well as the B-sides, hidden tracks, and new material, to excite everyone from the casual listener to the most avid fan. MORE >>

Chris Botti
Sun, Aug 17, 2014.  Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest selling American jazz instrumental artist. MORE >>

Counting Crows
Sun, Aug 17, 2014.  I have to say, I’m impressed. Counting Crows have been together for over 20 years, and they only have three former members. Some bands go through that over the course of one three-month tour. Any band who can hold together for that long must really love what they do. Apparently, Dustin Kensrue also loves them enough to cover their songs, so that’s good enough for me too. - Brian Overly [With special guest Toad The Wet Sprocket] MORE >>

Sun, Aug 17, 2014.  "...a remarkable marriage of furious prog-metal and grooves so precise, you could dress them in Armani." - Entertainment Weekly MORE >>

Long Beach BuskerFest
Sun, Aug 17, 2014.  Nearly a dozen local bands will fill Downtown Long Beach’s East Village with stripped-down street sets. Performers will play unplugged or “busk” for the wooden nickels given by event attendees. The band that collects the most wooden nickels will win a vinyl pressing deal. MORE >>

Smooth Summer Jazz
Sun, Aug 17, 2014.  The Bowl presents their summer mini-festival of the finest smooth jazz artists. MORE >>

Bluegrass Night
Tue, Aug 19, 2014.  Celebrate bluegrass music at Viva Cantina's on-going monthly Bluegrass Concert every third Tuesday of every month and enjoy some of the finest bands in Southern California. MORE >>

John Legend
Wed, Aug 20, 2014.  Nine-time Grammy®-winning John Legend recreates Marvin Gaye’s classic homage to America and the civil rights movement – What’s Going On – in its entirety, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Opening the evening, Legend and funk-soul star Sharon Jones duet in famed Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell hits. MORE >>

Wed, Aug 20, 2014.  "I love this record. The aptly named trio stitches together a patchwork of gorgeous harmonies and dreampop textures." - Bob Boilen, NPR's All Songs Considered MORE >>

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Wed, Aug 20, 2014.  Their song "In Fate's Hands" is featured in the video game Madden NFL 07, their song "Face Down" is featured in the video games Saints Row 2 and MX vs. ATV: Untamed, and their song "False Pretense" is featured in the movie Never Back Down (2008). MORE >>

Adrian Marcel
Thu, Aug 21, 2014.  “10 Artists You Need to Know” — Rolling Stone, June 2014 MORE >>

Brother Joscephus
Thu, Aug 21, 2014.  Brother Joscephus and his eccentric cohort, The Right Reverend Dean Dawg - dip heavily into a musical gumbo rich with old school soul, roots, classic rock stylings, New Orleans rhythms, and feel-good “secular gospel” music. MORE >>

Psychedelic Thursdays
Thursdays.  Thu, Aug 21, 2014-Thu, Oct 30, 2014.  If you like classic rock bands, but don’t want to pay the high prices of those reunion concert tours, how about the same music, but from the ‘sounds like’ quality of a tribute band? MORE >>

Yellow Red Sparks
Thu, Aug 21, 2014.  Turning things down a little bit from the electric guitars, synth and whole-venue sing-alongs, Yellow Red Sparks will get your emotions flowing again armed just with acoustic guitars and an unfiltered voice. The band’s minimalist, bare basics style of singer-songwriter indie-folk still manages to have a very big, almost visceral effect when seeing them play, even without all bright lights and crushing amps. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Arturo Sandoval
Fri, Aug 22, 2014-Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  Sandoval has won 9 Grammy Awards out of 17 nominations and was a 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. MORE >>

Beatles Celebration
Fri, Aug 22, 2014-Sun, Aug 24, 2014.  It’s been 50 years since The Beatles played their first iconic show at the Hollywood Bowl, and Beatle-Mania is still going strong. Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) will be the ringmaster and musical director, joined by special guests. As well as performing many Beatles classics, they will re-create the historic set, including “Twist and Shout,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “A Hard Day’s Night” plus vintage clips and much more in celebration of the Fab Four’s L.A. Invasion. MORE >>

Bella Donna
Fri, Aug 22, 2014-Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  The band, named after the artist's double-platinum album, portrays the singer and her music (solo and with Fleetwood Mac), in a stunningly accurate depiction. From the attention to detail given to the music and vocal impersonations, to the authentic wardrobe and staging, Bella Donna will amaze with their ability to take their audience into a high-energy Stevie Nicks performance. When Bella Donna is on the Stage, Stevie Nicks is IN the house. MORE >>

Built To Spill
Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  For over twenty years, Doug Martsch has been writing and recording music. Built to Spill members Brett Nelson (bass), Scott Plouf (drums) Jim Roth (guitar), and Brett Netson (guitar) have all been musicians for two decades. That adds up to more than a century. Doug's strong aesthetic combines with the band members' mix of approaches to create an aural topography. Doug sets course and navigates. Each member of Built to Spill comes to the music with a different set of expectations and ideals. MORE >>

Chris Cornell
Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  I know he’s taken some flack over the last few years, but really, this man is one of the main reasons I got into rock music when I was but a wee young’un. Soundgarden is also one of precious few bands I listened to in my pre-teen years that doesn’t make me shudder when I retrospectively look at my sometimes-awful taste in music at that age. For that, I’m willing to overlook some of what came later. - Brien Overly MORE >>

David and Devine
Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  In a world where the old record business is crumbling and hanging on by a thread, the soulful duo consisting of Candace Devine (vocals) and Dave Yaden (piano-vocals) are the new school - having enjoyed radio airplay for their song "Leave The Light On" while being signed to top Hollywood talent agency ICM and working with a well-known L.A. music manager - all without the benefit of a major label deal. MORE >>

Keyshia Cole
Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  Cole has had three #1 singles and 4 Grammy nominations so far. MORE >>

Lila Downs
Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  The singer mixes traditional Mexican folk music with contemporary sounds to highly original effect. MORE >>

Rock N' Blues Fest
Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  Featuring Johnny Winter Band, Edgar Winter Band, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera and Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds. MORE >>

Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  Their live concert, with a laser show that looks like the Moonraker from James Bond films, matched with Savoy’s original productions and remixes, solidifies the fact that these three are the purveyors of one of the best parties around. MORE >>

Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  Their album, Spiderland was named one of the "Top 100 Albums Of The 1990s" by Pitchfork, one of the "100 Best Albums" by NME and one of the "100 Greatest Albums 1985-2005" by Spin. MORE >>

Sylvan Esso
Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  "An ambitious duo not content to stay in one genre or even one time period, Sylvan Esso sound distinctly contemporary and strangely timeless at the same time." - SPIN MORE >>

Alejandra Guzman
Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  See and hear why she's the "Queen of Spanish Rock." MORE >>

FYF Fest
Sat, Aug 23, 2014-Sun, Aug 24, 2014.  Performers include with Phoenix, Interpol, Julian Casablancas, Grimes, Little Dragon, Caribou, Future Islands, Tycho, Death Grips, Slint, Against Me!, Albert Hammond, Jr., Real Estate, Run The Jewels, Ty Segall, Boris, Man Man, DJ Harvey, XXYYXX, Joyce Manor, Chet Faker and Mariachi El Bronx. MORE >>

Lake Street Dive
Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  The band was named after a street with many dive bars in guitarist Mike Olson's hometown of Minneapolis. MORE >>

Saturdays Off the 405
Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Plus, don't miss the free Spotlight After Dark tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. MORE >>

T. Mills
Sat, Aug 23, 2014-Sun, Aug 24, 2014.  "T. Mills is a true testament to the 'Playlist Generation' unbound by genre", Ruddy from states "This kid right here is what I think the evolution of hip hop is and a perfect example of #LetDatYoungBoyCook." MORE >>

Tyrone Wells
Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  His music has been featured on American Idol, One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries, Rescue Me, Grey's Anatomy, My Sister's Keeper, Something Borrowed and more. MORE >>

Maggie McClure
Sun, Aug 24, 2014.  Her songs have appeared in such television shows as Dr. Phil, The Real World, Worst Prom Ever, The Hills, The City, The Vineyard, and The Young And The Restless. MORE >>

Chris Cornell
Mon, Aug 25, 2014.  While so many of us look at our early adolescent musical tastes with embarrassment and disdain, often rightfully so, Chris Cornell is one I still wholeheartedly stand by. At the risk of dating myself, I’ll be the first to admit how utterly ridiculous the music that comprised my ’90s adolescence really was. Like, really truly awful. Why KROQ rotates the same 20 songs from that era as if they were the new Rihanna single, I’ll never understand, but that’s tangential. Cornell, as Soundgarden’s frontman, was my gateway into rock music. Had he not set me on the right path, I might’ve turned out to be one of those people who thinks Ke$ha’s music is worthwhile. Shudder. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Panic! At the Disco
Tue, Aug 26, 2014.  I can already tell I’m probably going to regret including this show in here, but if I worried about what people thought of me when they read Frequency anymore, I’d never get this column out every week. There are probably guiltier musical pleasures I’ve written about anyway, but this one’s something of a personal defeat. I lost. I gave into the man. I don’t hate Panic! At the Disco anymore. There was a time when I would sing their flaws and faults so gloriously and with such superiority. I was riding high on the hater-train, I admit. But then something happened along the way. I can’t place my finger exactly on what or when, but all of a sudden, I lost all that rage. It was like the red fog just lifted one day after they split down the middle. I didn’t particularly dislike either of the two groups that the former band splintered into, but when the four were together, for some reason, the venom flowed freely in my Word documents. Now that they’ve matured, endured a little hardship, aren’t so oversaturated, I feel a little more comfortable giving them a fair shake. I mean, I’m still 100 percent OK with not being around for the teen girl Panic craze that happened when they started out, but now that their fan base is likewise a little older, I might be will to venture out to this show. The few times I have seen them in the last many years, they … might have impressed me. Just a little. Despite my skepticism and cynicism. Much to their credit, remaining members Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith have always been the best parts of Panic’s live show as the most visually dynamic half. It seems the musicianship has only gotten better lately, so it might be fair to assume that their live show has likewise been stepped up as well, making them one of few bands from their scene that might actually be able to outlast their trendiness. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Youngblood Hawke
Tue, Aug 26, 2014.  The Silverlake band's track, "Forever," was a Starbucks' Pick of the Week in September, 2012. MORE >>

Ed Sheeran
Wed, Aug 27, 2014.  In 2012, he won two BRIT Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough of the Year. MORE >>

Men Without Hats
Wed, Aug 27, 2014.  Songwriter Ivan Doroschuk has explained that "The Safety Dance" was a protest against bouncers stopping dancers pogoing to 1980s New Wave music in clubs when disco was dying and New Wave was up and coming. New Wave dancing, especially pogoing, was different from disco dancing, because it was done individually instead of with partners and involved holding the torso rigid and thrashing about. To uninformed bystanders, this could look dangerous, especially if pogoers accidentally bounced into one another (the more deliberately violent evolution of pogoing is slam dancing). MORE >>

B.B. King
Thu, Aug 28, 2014.  Rolling Stone magazine ranked "The King of the Blues" at No. 6 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time and he was ranked No. 17 in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time." MORE >>

Eric Lindell
Thu, Aug 28, 2014.  Lindell's music has been described by USA Today as “pumping soul into funk, blue and roots-rock,” while The Chicago Sun-Times called Lindell, “a tremendous raw talent…with a fully realized musical vision.” MORE >>

Ty Segall
Thu, Aug 28, 2014-Sun, Aug 31, 2014.  Find out why PopMatters thinks, "...Ty Segall [is] firmly at the centre of the garage scene and continues his extraordinary evolution as a multi-faceted, multi-talented musician." MORE >>

Fri, Aug 29, 2014.  In NBC's Parks and Recreation, Donna Meagle's character is said to be Ginuwine's cousin. He appeared in the season six finale of the show. MORE >>

John Williams: Maestro of the Movies
Fri, Aug 29, 2014-Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  The five-time Academy Award-winner (and 41-time nominee) returns for his annual weekend, with a program of great film music including selections from some of his most popular movie scores. MORE >>

Jon Brion
Fri, Aug 29, 2014.  He has earned a Best Score Soundtrack Album Grammy nominations for his work on 1999's Magnolia and 2004's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Brion was hired at the last minute to write the incidental music for The Break-Up. He has also scored the films and provided original music for I Heart Huckabees, Punch-Drunk Love, Step Brothers (with help of fellow musician Chris Thile) and Synecdoche, NY. MORE >>

Midge Ure
Fri, Aug 29, 2014.  Midge Ure has an impressive back catalogue with his fronting of the groundbreaking electrorock band Ultravox as well as being a member of such noteable bands as Visage and Thin Lizzy in addition to Band Aid where he produced and co wrote the smash charity single 'Do They Know Its Christmas.' MORE >>

Steve Tyrell
Fri, Aug 29, 2014.  Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In his four and a half decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. MORE >>

The Spazmatics
Fri, Aug 29, 2014.  The fun foursome pulls out all the biggest hits of the '80s. While most of them were obvious -- "C'mon Eileen," "Rebel Yell," "I Love Rock n' Roll," "Sweet Dreams," "Jesse's Girl," "Footloose" -- what set them apart from your average bar-variety hit rockers is the way they rendered the retro. They used synchronized choreography, mini-mashup moments infusing riffs from current hits, and lots of audience participation. MORE >>

Boogie Knights
Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  The world's premier live disco era show band. This wacky group diligently defends the kingdom of disco, while wearing bell bottoms, platform shoes, polyester shirts and frizzy retro wigs. Frequently seen on national TV! MORE >>

Budweiser Made In America Festival
Sat, Aug 30, 2014-Sun, Aug 31, 2014.  This year's line-up includes Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Steve Aoki, Iggy Azalea, Juanes, Afrojack, Kendrick Lamar, Rise Against, Weezer, Sublime with Rome, Metric, Capital Cities, Chance the Rapper, Kanye West and many more. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Greater Los Angeles.   MORE >>

Gipsy Kings
Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  Their cover version of "Hotel California" was featured in the Coen Brothers' movie The Big Lebowski, as well on the HBO series Entourage while Toy Story 3 featured their version of "You've Got a Friend in Me." MORE >>

Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  Let’s be honest, for many of us, going to see a Hasidic Jewish hip-hop-reggae artist perform is about as close as we’re going to get to cultural enrichment this week. Fear not though, he had a Top 40 hit, and the venue serves alcohol, so you can still pretend you’re a too-cool celebrity while listening to a dude sing about the Torah. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Wild Child
Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  Faithfully re-creating a live Doors concert on stage, the music is painstakingly reproduced and combined with the voice, look and essence of Jim Morrison live on stage (performed by lead singer Dave Brock). Wild Child mirrors the depth, energy and emotion of The Doors concerts as they were live back in the late 1960s, utilizing the same musical instruments live as The Doors did over 35 years ago. MORE >>

Charlie Wilson
Sun, Aug 31, 2014.  In 2009, Wilson was named Billboard magazine's #1 Adult R&B Artist, and his song, "There Goes My Baby," was named the #1 Urban Adult Song for 2009 in Billboard Magazine. MORE >>

Jack Johnson
Sun, Aug 31, 2014-Mon, Sep 1, 2014.  His 2006 Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the film Curious George was the first soundtrack for an animated film to top the Billboard 200 since the Pocahontas soundtrack in July 1995. MORE >>

Bear In Heaven
Tue, Sep 2, 2014.  See and hear why the BBC wrote, "Expect to hear a lot more from this Brooklyn band in the coming months." MORE >>

David Gray
Wed, Sep 3, 2014.  He has been nominated for four Brit Awards – twice for Best British Male. MORE >>

Thu, Sep 4, 2014.  Los Angeles garage-rock gurus Allah-Las tap into an alternate reality where the world is but a California dream. Their crunchy, loose-groovin' tunes evoke desert trips, motorcycle rides, surf safaris, and casual come-ons dished out by coiffed strangers." - Spin MORE >>

City and Colour
Thu, Sep 4, 2014.  I oft reference the shortlist of singer-songwriters who can reduce my otherwise snarky and jaded ass to a sniffling and weepy-eyed state only properly communicated via emoticon faces. With his signature soft and introspective crooning, City and Colour frontman Dallas Green usually places solidly within the top two spots of that list, the only candidate capable of giving Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue a legitimate battle for my affections. As such, I’m equally stoked and dreading his arrival at one of my favorite L.A. venues. I mean, considering the lack of love SoCal got from Green last year between City and his other act Alexisonfire, I’m of course very happy he’s finally making an appearance at a more intimate venue. On the other hand, it means a whole lot of people are going to see me badly fake having something in my eye(s) or having an allergic response to … something. You guys know how I am about maintaining my icy exterior of elitism around others. Dallas doesn’t afford me that decorum, so you understand my dilemma here. Though Green’s lyrics are heart-wrenchingly brutal in their honesty and vulnerability at times, he’s also a master of pulling out the optimism when things get too heavy, so I think I’ll have to take my chances. And if you happen to see me at the show in what appears to be a weakened emotional state, I’ll preemptively offer this: It’s because I have an … eye infection … and I was probably sweating, and you didn’t see nothing, you hear? - Brien Overly MORE >>

Mother Falcon
Thu, Sep 4, 2014.  The band earned the distinction of being “the largest ensemble ever to squeeze behind Bob Boilen's desk” during a taping of “Tiny Desk Concerts” at the NPR offices in Washington D.C. MORE >>

Neon Trees
Thu, Sep 4, 2014.  At the 2011 at the Billboard Music Awards, they won Alternative Song of The Year for "Animal," beating Mumford & Sons, Train and Linkin Park. MORE >>

Thu, Sep 4, 2014.  Their music has been featured in MTV's Skins & Teen Wolf, CW's The Secret Circle & The Originals and more. MORE >>

Senses Fail
Thu, Sep 4, 2014.  ...These guys have been in this game for a long time now and they’ve been continuously improving their craft since their inception, writing some of the catchiest rock this side of Warped Tour. More importantly, they do it without the gimmickry, like having to wear more neon than a ’90s raver kid or having to use packaged synth beats last heard pre-programmed into a Casio keyboard. So while the rest of their less seasoned contemporaries fade out into obscurity as quickly as they rose to the top of 14-year-old girls’ iPod playlists, these dudes will still be around making solid rock music. While they may sound like a lot of other bands doing similar things on first listen, each additional listen gives something new to hear in those same songs. And though frontman Buddy Nielsen’s vocal wailing may seem simplistic in how infectious it is, some of those lyrics are just emotionally brutal when you really listen to them. That’s the mark of real artistry, when the songs can be aurally memorable and still resonate after the song is over. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Fri, Sep 5, 2014-Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  For a dude who seems kind of perpetually pissed off at the world, hip-hop aficionado Atmosphere sure has a talent for bringing out the deepest, innermost emotions within himself and his listeners. While other arena venue rhyme-slingers are hailed as the “saviors of modern hip-hop” just because they don’t turn the AutoTune up to 11 on every track, Atmosphere actually brings legitimacy, integrity and intellectualism back to hip-hop. Because let’s be clear about something, an angry white dude yelling at a camera in music videos doesn’t equate to being groundbreaking by virtue of those qualities alone. Lyricism that is both introspective and externally critical of culture and society, that isn’t afraid to show vulnerability while still being unfiltered and raw, and that can read like both diary pages and literary prose at the same time, that’s what hip-hop should be about. Please don’t let any hip-hop TV or radio stations tell you otherwise. Frontman Slug will happily tell it like it is instead. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Fri, Sep 5, 2014.  Two of Beck's most popular and acclaimed recordings are Odelay (1996) and Sea Change (2002). Odelay was awarded Album of the Year by the American magazine Rolling Stone and by UK publications NME and Mojo. Odelay also received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. Both Odelay and Sea Change appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. MORE >>

Burt Bacharach
Fri, Sep 5, 2014.  The six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner has 48 Top 10 hits, nine #1 songs and more than 500 compositions including “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” “Walk On By,” “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” “Anyone Who Had A Heart,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” “Close To You,” and the list goes on and on. MORE >>

Elvis Costello
Fri, Sep 5, 2014-Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  Since I mentioned an iconic act from across the pond a few lines up, I have to be fair by not forgetting about one of the great rock legends America has to offer, the one and only Elvis Costello. Wait … you mean he’s not American? Oh. News to me. I guess that’s why journalists are supposed to do that “research” thing or whatever it’s called before they write articles. I guess if the Depeche Mode pick didn’t date me and stamp my forehead with a bright red “uncultured youth,” this surely will. Regardless, he’s been rocking like nobody’s business for nearly 40 years now, and both Dustin Kensrue and Jenny Lewis are down with the Costello, so that’s good enough for me. In the meantime, I’ll continue to let Twitter be my filter and supplier for anything I need to know about happenings in the outside world. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Enrique Bunbury
Fri, Sep 5, 2014.  Enrique Ortiz de Landázuri Izardui adopted the nickname of Bunbury, taken from the Oscar Wilde stage play, The Importance of Being Earnest. MORE >>

Le Castle Vania
Fri, Sep 5, 2014.  Dylan Eiland, aka Le Castle Vania, has remixed the likes of Kaskade, La Roux, Vitalic, Dieselboy, Kill The Noise, Grum, Designer Drugs and more, and has performed alongside artists including deadmau5, Justice, Nero, Eric Prydz and Steve Aoki. MORE >>

Nocturnal Wonderland
Fri, Sep 5, 2014-Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  A massive electronic music festival that brings the biggest names in music and dance to an audience of up to 50,000 musical enthusiasts and features six musical areas, hundreds of performers, fireworks, carnival rides and top shelf visuals. MORE >>

Classical Happy Hour
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  Classical Revolution: Los Angeles presents chamber music in relaxed, accessible venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Called an "addictive new series" by Mark Swed of the L.A. Times. The first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Coheed & Cambria
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  Lead singer Claudio Sanchez has stated that The Amory Wars has similarities to other stories, especially to the Star Wars trilogy. For example, when the character Coheed returns home to his wife Cambria, she says, "Somehow I’ve always known," a line that Princess Leia said to Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi. MORE >>

Drum Downtown
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  This free do-it-yourself musical activity, part of The Music Center Presents series of fun DIY (do-it-yourself) participatory programs, lets you make music in the moment in an outdoor group drumming experience. All skill levels are welcome with drums and other percussion instruments provided by event sponsor, REMO. MORE >>

Fresh Fest 2014
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  With Mobb Deep, Cam'ron, Mase, Trick Daddy, Mack 10, Above The Law, 2nd II None, Jayo Felony and more. MORE >>

Huntington Beach Jazz Festival
Sat, Sep 6, 2014-Sun, Sep 7, 2014.  Featured performers include Mint Condition, Chrisette Michele, Jon B, Rahsaan Patterson w/Shanice, Noel Gourdin, John Michael, Angelo Remo'n, Gene Noble, Sy Smith, Tony Toni Tone, Angie Stone, Lyfe Jennings, Dwele, Algebra Blessett, L.Young Moonchild, Tim Bowman Jr. and Antonique Smith along with Vendor Village with many food vendors, sponsor exhibits and other artisans of interest. MORE >>

Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  The group won the third season of The Sing-Off on NBC, singing an a cappella arrangement of "Eye of the Tiger" originally performed by the band Survivor as their victory song. MORE >>

The Mighty Cash Cats (Rock)
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  The Mighty Cash Cats are a renowned tribute show honoring the music and spirit of the late, great rebel country rocker Johnny Cash. Fronted by guitarist/vocalist (and Johnny Cash lookalike) Michael J, The Mighty Cash Cats cover Johnny Cash's career from his early hits that audiences all know and love to his final Rick Rubin-produced album "American Recordings" including fun Johnny Cash and June Carter duets. The band also plays Hot New Country Music, Rock 'N' Roll and Blues. MORE >>

Mondays.  Mon, Sep 8, 2014-Mon, Sep 29, 2014.  "They're uncommonly adept at writing high-voltage floorfillers with a foot in the indie camp. ****" - The Guardian MORE >>

Tue, Sep 9, 2014.  "Their secret weapon is frontman Jamie Lee, who, despite a very London upbringing, comes off like the last of Britrock’s great northern romantics: a dark theatrical man in the Ian McCulloch mold." - NME MORE >>

Wed, Sep 10, 2014.  For the Billboard Magazine Decade (2000–2009) Awards, MercyMe had the #1, #16, #19, #35, #48 and #49 Christian Songs of the Decade. MORE >>

Wed, Sep 10, 2014.  Their single, "Got To My Head," was recently one of the top three most played songs on Sirius XM's Alt Nation. MORE >>

Boyz II Men
Thu, Sep 11, 2014.  According to the RIAA, Boyz II Men are the most commercially successful R&B group of all time and have been involved in three of the longest-running number one pop singles in history. MORE >>

Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds
Thu, Sep 11, 2014.  He has written and/or produced over 26 #1 R&B hits throughout his career and won 9 Grammys. MORE >>

Marc Anthony
Thu, Sep 11, 2014-Fri, Sep 12, 2014.  The top selling tropical salsa artist of all time is a two-time Grammy and three-time Latin Grammy-winner and has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. MORE >>

Fri, Sep 12, 2014.  Classic heavy metal was essentially shaped by three highly influential bands: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Accept. MORE >>

Fireworks Finale: The Simpsons’ 25th Anniversary
Fri, Sep 12, 2014-Sun, Sep 14, 2014.  Journey from the Springfield Bowl to the Hollywood Bowl for this unprecedented event, as the orchestra accompanies your favorite scenes on the big screen. Join the celebration of a quarter century of groundbreaking creativity, with plenty of special guests and a fireworks finale. MORE >>

Katey Sagal and the Forest Rangers
Fri, Sep 12, 2014.  "If there was a house band playing at the Sons of Anarchy's clubhouse every Friday night, the Forest Rangers would be the band," says Bob Thiele. The Rangers - heard almost every week on the popular FX drama "Sons of Anarchy," and prominently featured on Columbia Records' soundtrack album for the show - wouldn't be out of place hanging at the Teller-Morrow clubhouse in Charming, CA. And Thiele - who composes the show's music and acts as leader of the Forest Rangers - could be considered the group's equivalent of SAMCRO leader Clay Morrow himself. MORE >>

Slow Magic
Fri, Sep 12, 2014.  When asked what his real name was and where he was originally from, Slow Magic kindly explained why he never bothers with such details. “Not to sound rude about it, but the reason I wanted it to be this way from the start was that so people get focused on the music before they focus on a state or a location or a story,” he says. “I wanted to challenge the way music could be presented. I’m not the first anonymous musician but it’s fun for me to try and figure out things sometimes with other bands and other musicians too.” Not only does the anonymity appeal to Slow Magic’s performance as an artist, but it also keeps him from being pigeon-holed into specific genres of music. MORE >>

Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  His song, Let It Go, was nominated for British Single of the Year at the 2014 Brit Awards. MORE >>

Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  In 2013, the lead single, "Pass Me By," from their debut album, "Louder," premiered on Radio Disney. "Louder" then climbed its way to #2 on the iTunes charts and was classified as a "Chart-topper" on iTunes' end of the year album list. MORE >>

Roberto Carlos
Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  The Grammy Award-winning Brazilian singer and composer is also known as King of Latin Music. He has sold over 120 million albums around the world and is considered one of the most influential artists from Brazil, being cited as a source of inspiration by many artists and bands. The multi-lingual singer not only performs in Portuguese, but in English, Spanish and Italian as well. MORE >>

Saturdays Off the 405
Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Plus, don't miss the free Spotlight After Dark tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. MORE >>

Jennifer Nettles
Sun, Sep 14, 2014.  Besides all the success she's had as part of Sugarland, she also had a #1 hit on the Billboard country charts with the country version of Bon Jovi's 2006 single, "Who Says You Can't Go Home." MORE >>

The Avett Brothers
Sun, Sep 14, 2014.  The San Francisco Chronicle described their sound as having the "heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones." MORE >>

Tyrone Wells
Sun, Sep 14, 2014.  His music has had countless high-profile film and TV placements including American Idol, One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries, Rescue Me, Grey's Anatomy, My Sister's Keeper, Something Borrowed and more. MORE >>

You Me At Six
Mon, Sep 15, 2014.  They were nominated for "Best British Band" at the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Kerrang! Awards, losing each time to metalcore band, Bullet for My Valentine. However, they won the title for "Best British Band" in 2011. MORE >>

Andrew Belle
Tue, Sep 16, 2014.  Belle’s songs have also been featured in various television programs, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Castle” and “Vampire Diaries.” In 2009, he was awarded Grand Prize in the Pop category as part of the “The John Lennon Songwriting Contest” and MTV named him “Best Breakout Artist, Chicago.” MORE >>

Camerata Pacifica
Tue, Sep 16, 2014.  Camerata Pacifica is “the best chamber music reason to get out of the house in these parts,” says the Los Angeles Times. Drawing the finest chamber artists from around the world, Camerata Pacifica explores the breadth of the chamber music genre in live, dynamic performances presented for a live, dynamic 21st century audience. MORE >>

Theory of a Deadman
Tue, Sep 16, 2014.  Theory of a Deadman became the first act to sign with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's 604 Records imprint in 2001. So far, they have a total of seven top 10 hits on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including two #1 hits, "Bad Girlfriend" and "Lowlife." MORE >>

Wed, Sep 17, 2014-Thu, Sep 18, 2014.  Their single, "Hey Soul Sister," was the most downloaded iTunes song of 2010 and is currently the best selling single in Columbia Records history. MORE >>

Aaron Carter
Thu, Sep 18, 2014.  Carter is the youngest male solo artist to have four Top 40 singles. He made his first solo appearance opening for the his big brother Nick and The Backstreet Boys at their concert in Berlin in March 1997. MORE >>

Cloud Cult
Thu, Sep 18, 2014.  The Denver Post ranked their 2007 release, The Meaning of 8, as one of the Top Ten albums of the decade, along with bands like Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips and Radiohead. MORE >>

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson
Thu, Sep 18, 2014.  He’ll perform both Jethro Tull favorites and songs from his new album, Homo Erraticus. MORE >>

Alice Boman
Fri, Sep 19, 2014.  “Alice Boman makes beautiful, lo-­fi recordings that are both intimate and lonesome, with a captivating voice like ether.” - NPR’s All Songs Considered MORE >>

Angel City Jazz Festival
Fri, Sep 19, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  This year's theme is Full Circle which highlights their committment to L.A.'s jazz community, and their return to Barnsdall Art Park, the site of their first festival in 2008. Artists include NEA Jazz Masters Anthony Braxton and Toshiko Akiyoshi, and jazz luminaries Craig Taborn, Wadada Leo Smith, Bobby Bradford, Vinny Golia, Azar Lawrence, Michael White, Araun Ortiz, Youn Sun Nah, and many others. Venues include LACMA, REDCAT, The Blue Whale, The Aratani Japan America Theatre, and Barnsdall Art Park. MORE >>

Bell X1
Fri, Sep 19, 2014.  "Hypnotic and punchy by turns, [their new album Chop Chop is] a riveting album that finds Bell X1 pushing its established aesthetics in admirably new directions." - Magnet 8/10 MORE >>

Fri, Sep 19, 2014.  Chvrches came in fifth on the BBC's Sound of 2013 list of the most promising new music talent. MORE >>

DSB (World's #1 Journey Tribute)
Fri, Sep 19, 2014.  Complete with a band of world-class Los Angeles musicians, DSB remains true to Journey’s musical legacy and delivers the nostalgic concert experience that will keep you Believin’! MORE >>

Katy Perry
Fri, Sep 19, 2014.  The Santa Barbara native is the first female artist to get five #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 off one album – and the only other artist besides Michael Jackson to do so. MORE >>

Luis Miguel
Fri, Sep 19, 2014-Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  Luis Miguel is the only Latin artist to have two Spanish-language albums (Romance and Segundo Romance) go platinum in the USA. MORE >>

Fri, Sep 19, 2014.  Samhain was formed by singer Glenn Danzig in 1983, immediately following his departure from the Misfits. Samhain played more of a deathrock and heavy metal-infused style of horror punk than Danzig's previous band. By 1987, Samhain's membership evolved into Danzig. After briefly reuniting in 1999, and again in 2011 and 2012, Samhain announced their fourth reunion in 2014. MORE >>

The Young Dubliners
Fri, Sep 19, 2014.  The Young Dubliners consider themselves to be ambassadors of Celtic and American rock. The band members’ dual Irish and American heritage has always resulted in a distinctive and richly varied musical palette. MORE >>

Better Than Ezra
Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  The band released its first nationally-distributed album Deluxe in 1993 on its own indie label, Swell Records, which caught the attention of major record labels and radio. Better Than Ezra signed with Elektra Records in 1995. Elektra Records rereleased Deluxe in 1995 and the single, "Good", reached the No. 1 position on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart which helped push the album to platinum record status by the end of 1995. Success came quickly to Better Than Ezra. Bassist Tom Drummond commented later in a 1998 interview with CNN, "It took us seven years to get signed, and then seven weeks to get to No. 1." MORE >>

Casting Crowns
Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  The Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band has sold over 5 million albums. MORE >>

Engelbert Humperdinck
Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  Arnold George Dorsey adopted the stage name, Engelbert Humperdinck, borrowed from the German 19th-century composer of operas such as Hansel and Gretel. When performing in Germany, he only uses Engelbert as his stage name because the composer's family has disallowed his use of the full name. MORE >>

Juan Gabriel
Sat, Sep 20, 2014-Sun, Sep 21, 2014.  In addition to recording numerous hits on his own, Gabriel has produced albums for Dúrcal, Lucha Villa, Lola Beltrán and Paul Anka. In 1984, he released Recuerdos, Vol. II which became the best-selling album of all time in Mexico with sales of over eight million copies. MORE >>

Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  Their songs, "How Did I Get Here" and "IPlayYouListen," quickly shot to the top of the HypeMachine chart. MORE >>

Sunset Strip Music Festival
Sat, Sep 20, 2014-Sun, Sep 21, 2014.  With Jane's Addiction, Empire of the Sun, Failure, Mayer Hawthorne, Cold War Kids, Iration, Kaiser Chiefs, Minus the Bear, Nightmare and the Cat, Big Data and many more. MORE >>

The Fab Faux
Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  The Fab Faux brings together the talents of five of New York's most respected musicians: Will Lee of Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Vivino, band leader of the ‘Conan’ Show, Rich Pagano, who has performed with Rosanne Cash, Ray Davies and released a solo effort Blurt Magazine described as “one of the best albums of 2009,” Jack Petruzzelli, who has toured and recorded with Joan Osborne (and co-Produced her recent Grammy-Nominated Blues CD,) Patti Smith and Rufus Wainwright, and Frank Agnello, whose musical credits include Phoebe Snow, Marshall Crenshaw and Joey Molland of Badfinger. MORE >>

Andrew Bird
Sun, Sep 21, 2014.  I usually tend to only like my indie folk music in small dive-y clubs, playing to similarly small crowds, but I suppose when your particular brand of indie folk is of the big-sounding, orchestral, Rufus-Wainwright-on-a-road-trip-through-the-American-Midwest variety, you’re going to need something a little bigger than those kinds of venues to contain it. I guess. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Diana Ross
Sun, Sep 21, 2014.  In 1980, Ross issued her best-selling album to date, diana, which featured her fifth #1 hit "Upside Down" and the top ten single, "I'm Coming Out." A year later, she scored her sixth and final #1 single with, "Endless Love," featuring Lionel Richie. MORE >>

Meshell Ndegeocello
Sun, Sep 21, 2014.  She has had ten career Grammy Award nominations and is one of the musicians credited for having "sparked the neo-soul movement." MORE >>

Sun, Sep 21, 2014.  At least fourteen of Yanni's albums have peaked at #1 in Billboard's "Top New Age Album" category, and two albums, Dare to Dream and In My Time, received Grammy nominations. MORE >>

Lykke Li
Tue, Sep 23, 2014.  Equal parts infectiously fun and hauntingly dark, Lykke Li is one of very few who can walk that line of melancholic indie and mainstream pop, pulling the best aspects of each genre without any of the pitfalls. With her unique vocal style and visual aesthetic, the Swedish songstress brings a much-needed artsiness to pop music and flair for performing that makes sure an audience gets their money’s worth at her shows. - Brien Overly MORE >>

A Day To Remember
Wed, Sep 24, 2014.  With special guests Bring Me The Horizon and Chiodos. MORE >>

Jason Derulo
Wed, Sep 24, 2014.  Jason has sold over 30 million singles and has achieved five Top 5 singles: “Talk Dirty," “The Other Side," "Ridin' Solo," “In My Head" and “Whatcha Say.” MORE >>

Natalie Cole
Wed, Sep 24, 2014.  Due to the media's billing of Cole as the "new Aretha Franklin," it inadvertently started a rivalry between the two singers. MORE >>

The Raveonettes
Wed, Sep 24, 2014.  In the early 2000s, they were picked by Rolling Stone and Q Magazine as being among the harbingers of the "Next Wave" of contemporary music. MORE >>

Tab Benoit
Thu, Sep 25, 2014.  The Baton Rouge native has been involved in the conservation of the Louisiana wetlands. He is the founder of 'Voice of the Wetlands,' an organization promoting awareness of the receding coastal wetlands of Louisiana. MORE >>

Thu, Sep 25, 2014.  "One of the brightest new lights of the current psych scene." - NME MORE >>

The Kooks
Thu, Sep 25, 2014.  The band won the award for Best UK & Ireland Act at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards and was nominated at The Brit Awards for the single, "She Moves in Her Own Way." MORE >>

Colbie Caillat
Fri, Sep 26, 2014.  In 2008, she recorded a duet with Jason Mraz, "Lucky," which won a Grammy. Caillat released her second album, Breakthrough, in August 2009. Breakthrough was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards. She was also part of the group that won Album of the Year at the 2010 Grammys for her background vocals and writing on Taylor Swift's Fearless album. MORE >>

Dark Star Orchestra
Fri, Sep 26, 2014.  Their shows are built off the Grateful Dead’s extensive catalog. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. MORE >>

Fri, Sep 26, 2014.  Besides the many movies and TV shows that have used their songs, you can always count on at least one female contestant to sing one of their songs on a reality singing competition show each season. MORE >>

Local Natives
Fri, Sep 26, 2014.  See and hear why the Wall Street Journal wrote, "I spent the rest of the festival telling people theirs was the best set I saw, often before the question was even completed." MORE >>

Marco Antonio Solis
Fri, Sep 26, 2014-Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  He has sold over 80 million records and in 2010 he received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. MORE >>

Super Diamond
Fri, Sep 26, 2014.  When your parents popped in a Neil Diamond tape on repeat during long interstate road trips, you reluctantly sang along. Never thought you'd turn out to be a Diamond fan now, right? But singing along to "Sweet Caroline" and "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" is so addictive now, you'd do anything to see Neil on stage. A band out of San Francisco can put a rest to that Diamond thirst. Super Diamond delivers a high-octane Diamond tribute show that rocks. MORE >>

Way Over Yonder
Fri, Sep 26, 2014-Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  Way Over Yonder will have two stages: the Pier Stage outdoors on the deck, where the headliners will play full length sets, and the Carousel Stage, inside the historic carousel building, where acoustic acts will perform. This year's headliners are Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Local Natives, Lucinda Williams, Moses Sumney, Houndmouth, Jackson Browne, Heartless Bastards, The Lone Bellow and The Barr Brothers. MORE >>

Wilson Phillips
Fri, Sep 26, 2014.  In 1992, Wilson Phillips made history as Billboard declared their debut album the best selling album of all time by an all female group, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and selling over 5 million copies in the US and over 10 million copies worldwide, which also made Wilson Phillips, at the time, the best selling female group of all time for a single album, breaking the previous record set by The Supremes. MORE >>

Bob Mould
Sat, Sep 27, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  An original member of the influential 1980s punk band Hüsker Dü, he is also a successful producer and DJ. MORE >>

Cymbals Eat Guitars
Sat, Sep 27, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  "Jarring solos and bloodletting dives...But CEG ain't just all show; their woozy riffs rival the Flaming Lips, the priapic yawps a direct rebuttal to Modest Mouse." - Village Voice MORE >>

Die Antwoord
Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  Die Antwoord won the Myspace Best Music Video of 2010 award for their debut video, "Enter The Ninja." MORE >>

George Thorogood
Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  "Bad to the Bone," while it was not a major hit on initial release, has since been used in many movies and TV shows including Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the remake of The Parent Trap, Christine, Talk Radio, Problem Child, Major Payne and the song was used many times in Married...with Children. MORE >>

LeAnn Rimes
Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  In 1998, "How Do I Live" set a new record for becoming the longest-running single in Billboard Hot 100 history, spending 69 weeks on the chart. The record was later broken by "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz in 2009 which was then broken in 2014 by Imagine Dragons' Radioactive. MORE >>

LL Cool J
Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  Sure, you know he's an actor as well as a musician, but did you know he also wrote a children's book, "And The Winner Is..."? MORE >>

Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  "dense, beguiling punk poetry" - Pitchfork MORE >>

Paolo Nutini
Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  His music has been featured in Scrubs, Gavin & Stacey, One Tree Hill, Grey's Anatomy, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY. MORE >>

Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  “A grubby dance-goth sound that's meant for late nights, crowded rooms, and dark spaces.” - Nylon MORE >>

Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival
Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  Latin, Japanese, African, Jazz, Native American, and other drummers will entertain you while ongoing tours of the famous Watts Towers are available. MORE >>

Cat Power
Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  Cat Power was featured in Maxim's Hot 100 women of 2009 at #19. MORE >>

Gogol Bordello
Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  The band has appeared in a number of popular films, most notably in 2005's Everything Is Illuminated in which the lead singer, Eugene Hütz, co-starred with Elijah Wood in a dramedy and adventure story about the Nazi purges in Ukraine. The entire group was present for one shot in which they played a brass band in a set that included the Star Spangled Banner. They also played the traditional Yiddish tune "Bublitschki." Gogol Bordello contributed the song "Start Wearing Purple" to the film's score. MORE >>

Gordon Lightfoot
Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  His songs have been recorded by some of the world's most renowned recording artists, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., The Kingston Trio, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, The Replacements, Harry Belafonte, Sarah McLachlan, John Mellencamp, Toby Keith, Peter, Paul and Mary, Glen Campbell, Anne Murray, Waylon Jennings and Olivia Newton-John. MORE >>

Neil Hamburger
Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  He has performed in front of audiences worldwide from Madison Square Garden to Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the confrontational aspects of his act have drawn cursory comparisons to Tony Clifton. MORE >>

Tata Simonyan
Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  Simonyan received the title of the Honored Artist of Armenia in 2006, and was nominated for "King of Pop" in Moscow in 2008. MORE >>

The Gaslight Anthem
Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  In 2009, the band's song "I'da Called You Woody, Joe" was featured as part of the soundtrack of the video game Skate 2 and Skate It they supported Social Distortion on their European tour and was announced as a supporting act for Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park Calling. At the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2009, Springsteen joined the band on stage during their performance of "The '59 Sound." MORE >>

Sam Smith
Mon, Sep 29, 2014-Tue, Sep 30, 2014.  In December 2013, Smith was nominated for the 2014 BRIT Critics' Choice Award which he went on to win. MORE >>

Mon, Sep 29, 2014.  "The music mirrors the tone of the lyrics, too — a great, infectious balance between poppy and playful romanticism and somber, sobering realizations." - Consequence Of Sound MORE >>

The Orwells
Mon, Sep 29, 2014.  The Orwells were named one of the most criminally overlooked artists of 2012 in MTV's annual list plus their song, "Who Needs You?" was featured on the August 6, 2013 episode of NPR's All Songs Considered. Co-host Bob Boilen said of the group, "You can't say The Orwells without saying 'young," and called the song his summer anthem. MORE >>

Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes
Wed, Oct 1, 2014.  Their 2011 debut, Baby Caught the Bus, was named “Album Of The Year” by ABC Radio National. MORE >>

Ryan Adams
Wed, Oct 1, 2014.  Adams has also produced albums for Willie Nelson, Jesse Malin and Fall Out Boy, and collaborated with Counting Crows, Weezer, Norah Jones, America, Minnie Driver, Cowboy Junkies, Leona Naess, Toots and the Maytals, Beth Orton and Krista Polvere. At the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara. MORE >>

Thu, Oct 2, 2014.  “Looking for some gorgeous pop music to dive into and subsequently peddle to your friends this coming weekend? Look no further than Broods' self-titled debut EP…” - Billboard Magazine MORE >>

Nick Waterhouse
Thu, Oct 2, 2014.  “His solos, haloed with reverb, are rhythmically tight, technically messy, dynamically crafty, almost insightful. All their strangeness matters.” — The New York Times MORE >>

The War On Drugs
Thu, Oct 2, 2014-Fri, Oct 3, 2014.  "Only a few artists are gifted enough to write hair-raising, fists-in-the-air, pedal-to-the-floor rock 'n' roll anthems: U2, Bruce Springsteen and Arcade Fire are proven pros, but maybe The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel should be added to that class, too." - NPR Music MORE >>

Fri, Oct 3, 2014.  In 1982, the band released their debut album, The Lexicon of Love, which reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned three Top 10 hits: "Poison Arrow," "The Look of Love (Part One)" and "All of My Heart." MORE >>

Angelique Kidjo
Fri, Oct 3, 2014.  The four-time Grammy nominee performs her creative blend of funk, salsa, jazz, rumba, pop, rock and her African roots. MORE >>

Ben Kweller
Fri, Oct 3, 2014.  His EP, Freak Out, It's Ben Kweller, caught the attention of Evan Dando of The Lemonheads. Dando invited Kweller on tour with him. Jeff Tweedy, Juliana Hatfield and Guster also noticed Kweller and took him on tour with them. MORE >>

Bombay Bicycle Club
Fri, Oct 3, 2014.  Bombay Bicycle Club won the Best New Band award at the 2010 NME Awards, up against nominees such as The xx, The Big Pink, La Roux, The Olivers and Mumford & Sons. In 2010, their song "How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep" was included as a bonus track on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack. MORE >>

Cass McCombs
Fri, Oct 3, 2014.  His video for the song, "Bradley Manning," is a poignant tribute to the alleged Army whistleblower. The fantastic "Bradley Manning" video was filmed by director Bradley Beesley, best known for his work with The Flaming Lips, in Manning's hometown of Crescent, OK on Independence Day, allowing Beesley to capture iconic and patriotic visuals that create a mood eerily complimentary to the song. MORE >>

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist: Renegades Of Rhythm
Fri, Oct 3, 2014.  The Renegades of Rhythm tour will use six turntables and a variety of real-time effects. “It adds another performance level, real-time sampling from the record that’s being played,” says Cut Chemist. Visuals for the tour will be supplied by acclaimed video director, multimedia producer and regular DJ Shadow collaborator Ben Stokes. MORE >>

Katchafire (Reggae)
Fri, Oct 3, 2014.  Katchafire formed in 1997 as a Bob Marley tribute band and later began writing and performing their own songs. MORE >>

Fri, Oct 3, 2014.  The band's moniker is a reference to a character in the 1974 John Carpenter film, Dark Star. Audio samples from the film were used frequently in the band's early works. MORE >>

American Authors
Sat, Oct 4, 2014.  Their 2013 single, "Best Day of My Life," was featured in a Lowe's television advertisement in the United States, a Hyundai television advertisement in the United Kingdom, a Telecom New Zealand advertisement, a trailer for the film Delivery Man, and the opening sequence for ESPN's 2013 World Series of Poker coverage. MORE >>

Blake Shelton
Sat, Oct 4, 2014.  After several years in Nashville, he signed to Giant Records in 2001. In 2001, he was slated to release a song entitled "I Wanna Talk About Me" as a single. Staff at the label considered the song unsuitable for a lead-off single, however, and the song was eventually recorded by Toby Keith, whose version was a number 1 single. MORE >>

Classical Happy Hour
Sat, Oct 4, 2014.  Classical Revolution: Los Angeles presents chamber music in relaxed, accessible venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Called an "addictive new series" by Mark Swed of the L.A. Times. The first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Elton John
Sat, Oct 4, 2014-Sun, Oct 5, 2014.  The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John spans five decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. MORE >>

Living Colour
Sat, Oct 4, 2014.  Their signature song, "Cult of Personality," won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1990 and they were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. MORE >>

Sat, Oct 4, 2014.  "An ambient dubstep producer with an intelligent ear for electronic harmonies...the latest body of work is ambitious with a big, well-rounded, cinematic sound." - ID Magazine MORE >>

Sat, Oct 4, 2014-Sun, Oct 5, 2014.  NPR wrote, “Stromae’s lyrics show a different vision of the world…” while The New York Times called him, "A musician for his time…" MORE >>

Tony Bennett
Sun, Oct 5, 2014.  Frank Sinatra called him “the best singer in the business.” MORE >>

Belle & Sebastian
Mon, Oct 6, 2014-Tue, Oct 7, 2014.  In 1999, the band was awarded with Best Newcomer (for their third album) at the BRIT Awards. MORE >>

Dave Rawlings Machine
Mon, Oct 6, 2014.  He is best known as the longtime musical partner of bluegrass singer-songwriter Gillian Welch. He is known in his own right as a producer, having produced Welch and bands such as Old Crow Medicine Show. He has also contributed to the Bright Eyes album Cassadaga, the Ryan Adams album Heartbreaker (which opens with "Argument with David Rawlings Concerning Morrissey"), and the Robyn Hitchcock album Spooked. MORE >>

Justin Townes Earle
Mon, Oct 6, 2014.  Justin won the Best New and Emerging Artist at the 2009 Americana Music Awards. His record, Midnight at the Movies, was named one of the best records of 2010 by Amazon, received four stars in Rolling Stone and found a sweet spot in the blackened hearts of fans and critics alike. GQ Magazine named him one of the 25 best dressed men in the world in 2010. He also appeared on HBO’s Treme with his dad, troubadour Steve Earle, on whose Grammy Award-winning Townes record Justin also guests. MORE >>

Mon, Oct 6, 2014-Tue, Oct 7, 2014.  In June of 2013, Lorde's second single, "Tennis Court," debuted at #1 on the New Zealand Top 40 singles chart. In the same week, she also became the first New Zealand artist to simultaneously have four songs in the top 20 of the New Zealand Top 40. MORE >>

White Hinterland
Mon, Oct 6, 2014.  "Sharp gusts of wind cut across her canvas of deep bass drum hits and reverberant cross-sticking, only to be countered by the warmth of the organ and her own seraphic coos." - NPR MORE >>

Angus & Julia Stone
Tue, Oct 7, 2014.  “Australian siblings Angus & Julia Stone consistently put out spectacular recordings…” – KCRW MORE >>

Bishop Allen
Tue, Oct 7, 2014.  "this joyous incredibly infectious new single from the record, appropriately titled 'Start Again,' is a good indication the upcoming album will be worth the wait." - NPR Music MORE >>

Bo Ningen
Wed, Oct 8, 2014.  "Fast sludge rock that will likely pound Foster The People and their ilk into the turf, Bo Ningen will leave some bruises in its wake." - LA Times MORE >>

Brendan James
Wed, Oct 8, 2014.  The Charleston, SC singer-songwriter's video for his single, “Nothin’ But Love,” features a number of loving couples of all types and is a platform for marriage and equality and gay rights. In addition to coverage already by a number of LGBT press outlets (Instinct Magazine has called James their “straight ally,”), the video was also been retweeted by a number of celebrities including: Boy George, Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty,” “Partners”), Melissa Claire Egan (“The Young & the Restless”), Graham Patrick Martin (“Major Crimes,” “Two & A Half Men”), Keith Powell (“30 Rock”), Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Anthony Rapp (“RENT”), and Hannah Marks (“Amazing Spiderman,” “Necessary Roughness”). MORE >>

Wed, Oct 8, 2014.  Their music has won them several awards including a Brit Award in 2010 for Best British Group. MORE >>

Twenty One Pilots
Wed, Oct 8, 2014.  Tyler Joseph came up with the band's name while studying All My Sons by Arthur Miller, a play about a man who must decide what is best for his family after causing the death of twenty one pilots during World War II because he knowingly sent them faulty parts for the good of his business. MORE >>

Twin Shadow
Wed, Oct 8, 2014.  Twin Shadow’s 2010 breakthrough, Forget, garnered a lot of praise from the likes of Rolling Stone (“fully-formed, haunted and haunting”), Allmusic (“lush, intricate pop”) and Pitchfork, which named it one of the best albums of 2010. MORE >>

Thu, Oct 9, 2014.  It’s really hard to listen to Anberlin and not feel inspired to go out and do something important and benevolent with your life. Like, really hard. Trust me, I’ve tried. The pop-punk-turned-legit-grown-up-rock band is catchy and intelligent, which, despite a heavy abundance in the column this week, is terribly rare elsewhere in this scene of music. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Thu, Oct 9, 2014.  Their 2004 debut album, She's in Control, was compared to 1980s groups like Hall & Oates, Klymaxx and Sylvester. Chromeo later teamed up with Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates in the Summer of 2008 for a jam session on "Live from Daryl's House." MORE >>

Thu, Oct 9, 2014.  See and hear why wrote, "Driven by a stern piano bounce - courtesy of frontman Mike Grubbs - indie-pop-on-Mozart quintet Wakey!Wakey! are quickly becoming the talk of the Big Apple with rhythm-heavy, heartfelt ballads, and - most notably - Grubbs' striking Top 40 pipes. MORE >>

Woman's Hour
Thu, Oct 9, 2014.  "Built from gently propulsive beats and pleasant keyboard washes and duly nods to classic 80s chart pop, alongside artier and more atmospheric fare from the era such as Sade and the Blue Nile." - The Guardian MORE >>

Zola Jesus
Thu, Oct 9, 2014.  She provided guest vocals on the song "Intro" by M83 from their 2011 album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. She also sang on "New France" by Orbital, from their 2012 album Wonky. MORE >>

Brian Stokes Mitchell: Simply Broadway
Fri, Oct 10, 2014.  The Tony® winner performs beloved songs from some of his favorite shows, including Company, Camelot, Porgy and Bess, Les Misérables and Sunday in the Park With George. MORE >>

Lily Allen
Fri, Oct 10, 2014.  Her first mainstream single, "Smile," reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart in July 2006. Her debut record, Alright, Still, was well received, selling over 2.6 million copies worldwide and brought Allen nominations at the Grammy Awards, BRIT Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. MORE >>

The Pretty Reckless
Fri, Oct 10, 2014.  They've toured with Marilyn Manson and Evanescence and their single, "Make Me Wanna Die," topped the UK Rock Charts. MORE >>

LA Bluegrass Situation
Sat, Oct 11, 2014.  With Lord Huron, Blind Pilot, Shakey Graves and Langhorne Slim. MORE >>

Led Zepagain
Sat, Oct 11, 2014.  In January 2004, Led Zepagain was paid the highest compliment ever when Jimmy Page caught their show at the House of Blues in Hollywood. After watching the show, he requested to meet the band in the dressing room, and praised them on their accuracy. MORE >>

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Sat, Oct 11, 2014.  In the 1990s, her folk-pop style was enthusiastically embraced by country radio. She won five Grammy Awards and was named the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 1992 and 1993. Her songs have also been recorded by such diverse artists as Joan Baez, Wynonna, Maura O’Connell, Mary Black, Cyndi Lauper, Shawn Colvin, Dianne Reeves, Betty Buckley, Tony Rice and Trisha Yearwood. MORE >>

Supersonico Music Festival
Sat, Oct 11, 2014.  With Café Tacvba, Calle 13, Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible, Ana Tijoux, Deorro, Lizzo, Bomba Estereo, Maria y Jose, La Vida Boheme, AJ Davila, La Santa Cecilia, Los Rakas, Ceci Bastida, Los Master Plus, Raul Campos, Kita Klane, Anthony Valadez, Subsuelo, Jungle Fire, Los Macuanos plus DJs, art, food trucks and more artists to be announced. MORE >>

The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson
Sat, Oct 11, 2014.  Besides being their primary composer, he also functioned as the band's main producer and arranger, writing or co-writing more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the Beach Boys. MORE >>

Sun, Oct 12, 2014.  His album, After the Music Stops, was the first Christian Rap album to ever sit in the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Gospel Chart. MORE >>

Young Rebel Set
Mon, Oct 13, 2014.  Described as a "folk-inspired record which owes more to Richard Ashcroft that it does Mumford & Sons" by Steve Lamacq of BBC 6Music and "how Bruce Springsteen might have sounded had he been raised in the Middlesbrough area" by Q. MORE >>

Andrew McMahon
Wed, Oct 15, 2014.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Andrew McMahon will singlehandedly restore your faith in humanity and existence. I’m pretty sure every time he strikes a piano key, he cures someone of cancer. There was a study done on it a while back or something. Whatever your issue is, McMahon will fix what ails you when you put him behind a microphone and a keyboard. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Wed, Oct 15, 2014.  “We’re horny. And we’re sad.” Babes recognize “horny” and “sad” as the two core impulses from which 99% of all great art is derived. Babes is a locomotive sex drive down a trail of tears. MORE >>

Loudon Wainwright III
Wed, Oct 15, 2014.  “Loudon Wainwright III may be America's most weirdly humorous Renaissance man…” - Newsday MORE >>

Wed, Oct 15, 2014-Thu, Oct 16, 2014.  SBTRKT has remixed songs by artists such as M.I.A, Radiohead, Modeselektor, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, Underworld, Goldie and more. MORE >>

The Horrors
Wed, Oct 15, 2014.  While I’ve always kind of been into U.K. indie act the Horrors, there have been a few times the band’s work felt slightly on the self-indulgent side of the indie spectrum. Which, if I’m looking for, I would rather just Google “Brooklyn band bios” or some such and know that I’m heading into pretentious d-bag territory beforehand. Somewhere along the way though, especially with the release of the band’s latest album in July, the band has managed to grow on me significantly. Taking a more direct approach to their brand of melancholic synth-pop, the fivesome are more in the vein of fellow UK heavyweights White Lies and Interpol than the more scenester-equivalent bands from across the pond. Frontman Faris Badwan’s monotone punk-laced wails bring just enough cool to set an aural mood in their music without treading too far into posturing territory, while his band’s synth and bass-heavy instrumentation likewise can create a dark and moody atmosphere effortlessly. It’s hard enough to get really new and fresh U.K. rock acts who haven’t been pushed through the filter of accessibility by the grace of major label and mainstream media backing, so this might be a good opportunity to jump on a bandwagon that’s actually going somewhere before everyone else catches on. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Massive Attack
Thu, Oct 16, 2014.  Their albums, Blue Lines and Mezzanine, both feature in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. MORE >>

Mutual Benefit
Thu, Oct 16, 2014.  "loving, patient, warmhearted, unfailingly gorgeous, baroque-folk songs..." - Pitchfork MORE >>

Of Montreal
Thu, Oct 16, 2014.  Just listening to of Montreal, you wouldn’t expect their live show to be as crazy and off the wall as it is. I mean, it’s very catchy, infectious pop, with stream of consciousness style lyrics that beg to be sung along to and frontman Kevin Barnes signature deadpan monotone mixed with the occasional falsetto. Semi-quirky, fun pop, end of story – until you see them play live. That’s when the magic happens. Without wanting to spoil too much, suffice to say it’s … what people who don’t do drugs think doing drugs is like. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Pillar Point
Thu, Oct 16, 2014.  "...calming vocals and glistening production put [Pillar Point] in a class with Active Child and Superhumanoids — new romantics whose approach to songcraft is as heartfelt as it is carefully composed." - SPIN MORE >>

Thu, Oct 16, 2014-Fri, Oct 17, 2014.  "Your sexy bedroom electronica soundtrack has arrived, courtesy of indie pop band Polica." - Entertainment Weekly MORE >>

Royal Canoe
Thu, Oct 16, 2014.  “Buckle up – the band is anything but your standard indie-pop. Known for their genre bending approach and their songs are clearly written with innovation in mind. We dare you not to dance.” - Filter MORE >>

Thu, Oct 16, 2014.  In 2009, the band was featured in Relix Magazine's, "On The Verge: 5 Artists You Should Know." Additionally, they were chosen by SPIN Magazine as a "Must-hear artist from the 2009 CMJs." MORE >>

Susan Boyle
Thu, Oct 16, 2014.  Boyle's first album, I Dreamed a Dream (2009), was the most pre-ordered album worldwide of all time at Amazon before its global release, and debuted as the #1 best-selling album on charts around the globe. It instantly became the UK's best-selling debut album of all time, beating the previous record held by Spirit by Leona Lewis. MORE >>

Fri, Oct 17, 2014.  Their single, "Shut Up and Bleed," was featuringon the soundtrack for the horror movie, The Collector, while their song, "Today We Are All Demons" (Beneath the World Mix), was on the soundtrack for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. MORE >>

Fri, Oct 17, 2014.  Their second release, Leviathan, was based on the famous American novel by Herman Melville, Moby Dick. Three magazines awarded it Album of the Year in 2004: Revolver, Kerrang! and Terrorizer. Mastodon achieved major American commercial success with its 2011 album The Hunter, which debuted at number ten on the Billboard 200 chart. MORE >>

St. Lucia
Fri, Oct 17, 2014.  "...futuristic synths, a booming chorus, a sax solo, and shimmery electro beats that send shivers up our spines." - Nylon MORE >>

The New Pornographers
Fri, Oct 17, 2014.  The band's first four albums each placed in the top 40 on The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop year-end poll of hundreds of music reviewers. MORE >>

Jacaranda (Classical)
Sat, Oct 18, 2014.  Jacaranda, with a motto of “music at the edge,” is a series of intimate concert adventures into the realm of new and rarely heard classical music designed to awaken curiosity, passion and discovery. Founded in 2003 by arts impresario Patrick Scott and conductor/organist Mark Alan Hilt, Jacaranda produces a series (eight concerts this season) that features current and rising stars in the world of classical music performance. MORE >>

Sat, Oct 18, 2014.  The Dublin-based Irish rock band, originally known as 21 Demands, made chart history in March 2007, when their debut single, "Give Me A Minute," topped the Irish Singles Chart becoming the first independently released track to achieve the feat. MORE >>

Pepe Aguilar
Sat, Oct 18, 2014.  Aguilar has been nominated for nine Grammys. MORE >>

Stick Figure (Reggae)
Sat, Oct 18, 2014.  Their 2012 album, Burial Ground, reached #1 on the iTunes and Billboard Reggae charts. MORE >>

Sun, Oct 19, 2014.  This "supergroup", featuring bassist/vocalist John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and guitarist Steve Howe, was the logical successor to their collective bands of the 70s - Yes, ELP, King Crimson and The Buggles. MORE >>

Sara Evans
Sun, Oct 19, 2014.  Evans has also won one award each from Billboard, the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) plus a Dove Award. MORE >>

Mon, Oct 20, 2014.  Their 2012 debut album, An Awesome Wave, won the 2012 British Mercury Prize which is voted as the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. MORE >>

Tue, Oct 21, 2014.  "When the chanteuse warns a poser [in her single, Brain], “Boy, don’t hurt your brain,” she does it with such blissful serenity that the jab is twice as devastating." - Entertainment Weekly's Spring 2014 Playlist MORE >>

White Denim
Tue, Oct 21, 2014.  White Denim was honored as "Best New Band" at the 2008 Austin Music Awards. MORE >>

Wildcat! Wildcat!
Tue, Oct 21, 2014.  After making their SXSW debut, they caught the attention of NPR Music, Daytrotter, Huffington Post and BuzzFeed who called them “one of the gems of this year.” MORE >>

Thu, Oct 23, 2014.  Kimbra was featured on the 2011 single, "Somebody That I Used to Know," by Gotye, which reached #1 in over 20 countries including New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S. MORE >>

Thu, Oct 23, 2014.  On March 16, 2006, his album, Youth, was Billboard magazine's #1 Digital Album. MORE >>

Tom Vek
Thu, Oct 23, 2014.  "Utterly charming and appealingly idiosyncratic" – TimeOut MORE >>

Broken Bells
Fri, Oct 24, 2014-Sat, Oct 25, 2014.  Sometimes, when multiple musicians who are each masterfully skilled come together, the results are … masterfully disappointing. Too much ego, not enough artistry, as the case often is. Luckily, Danger Mouse and the Shins’ James Mercer are much better than that, with their work as Broken Bells arguably being some of the best music either has in their respective bodies of work. Artfully arranged, sweeping and emotive, the perfect score for that introspective indie film you say defines you when you need some cred, Broken Bells’ music is still infectiously catchy above all else. What that means is that, essentially, the songs are going to be as good live as they are on the album, if not better. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Elephant Revival
Fri, Oct 24, 2014.  Find out why the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, “The melodic, finely tuned songs are a tribute to the collaborative songwriting talents of each band member.” MORE >>

Fri, Oct 24, 2014-Sat, Oct 25, 2014.  From 1986 to 1997, Erasure achieved twenty-four consecutive Top 20 hits in the UK, while their Top 20 hits in the USA (on the Billboard Hot 100) included "A Little Respect," "Chains of Love" and "Always." MORE >>

Fri, Oct 24, 2014.  Intocable could very well be the most influential group in Tejano, and their tough Tejano/Norteño fusion has become the blueprint for dozens of Tex-Mex groups. MORE >>

Fri, Oct 24, 2014-Sun, Oct 26, 2014.  The weekend will feature performances from Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, Atreyu, In This Moment, Carcass and many more. Descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 festival attractions including a Slipknot Museum (curated by the band), carnival rides, a zip line across the festival grounds, drum circles, pillars of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and so much more. MORE >>

Fri, Oct 24, 2014-Sat, Oct 25, 2014.  Find out why Nylon Magazine wrote, "combining whimsical lyrics (think Talking Heads) with fresh squirts of electro-pop-fun (think MGMT), Superhumanoids' sound is one that could definitely cause an addiction." MORE >>

Leon Russell
Sat, Oct 25, 2014.  Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2011. MORE >>

Sat, Oct 25, 2014.  “Their dreamy, nostalgic pop laps and recedes like waves hitting the shore.” — The New York Times MORE >>

The Afghan Whigs
Sat, Oct 25, 2014.  The Cincinnati, OH band has one of the best cover songs ever with, surprisingly, TLC's "Creep." MORE >>

Alter Bridge
Sun, Oct 26, 2014.  Following Creed's disbandment in 2004, then-former members Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips began working with Myles Kennedy, formerly of The Mayfield Four. Named after a bridge that once existed on Alter Road near Tremonti's former home along the Detroit/Grosse Point Park border, Alter Bridge released its debut album, One Day Remains, the same year. MORE >>

EEK! at The Greek
Sun, Oct 26, 2014.  Details TBA. MORE >>

Rachael Yamagata
Mon, Oct 27, 2014.  Her songs have appeared on several TV shows including The L Word, Charmed, How I Met Your Mother, ER, Nip/Tuck, Men in Trees, Alias, One Tree Hill, Los Serrano, Brothers & Sisters, Grey's Anatomy and The O.C., on which she made a guest performance. MORE >>

Ben Frost
Tue, Oct 28, 2014.  His 2014 album, A U R O R A, was named an ‘Album of the Year (So Far)’ by: Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Stereogum, Drowned In Sound and The 405. MORE >>

Delta Spirit
Tue, Oct 28, 2014.  Their music has been used in everything from Friday Night Lights and Sons of Anarchy to The Big C and UFC Primetime. MORE >>

Wed, Oct 29, 2014.  In September 2011, Timeflies released their debut album, The Scotch Tape, which rose to #8 on the iTunes overall chart and #2 on the iTunes Pop chart within 24 hours of its release. They were dubbed “musical masterminds” by Vanity Fair. MORE >>

Beethoven's Eroica
Thu, Oct 30, 2014-Sun, Nov 2, 2014.  Beethoven's music was the sun around which Western music revolved for a century, and the "Eroica" Symphony was the game-changer, the work that blasted the symphony into new dimensions of power, scale, and meaning. MORE >>

Citizen Cope
Thu, Oct 30, 2014.  His music has been featured in such movies and TV shows as "Scrubs," "One Tree Hill," "Criminal Minds," "Entourage," "CSI: Miami," "Sons of Anarchy," Accepted, Alpha Dog, Fracture and 16 Blocks. MORE >>

Delta Spirit
Thu, Oct 30, 2014.  Their music has been used in everything from Friday Night Lights and Sons of Anarchy to The Big C and UFC Primetime. MORE >>

The Airborne Toxic Event
Thu, Oct 30, 2014.  Pensive and thought-provoking, the band's music captures fans' hearts and minds through powerful lyrics and a sound described by Q Magazine as "U2-esque balladry, glam stomps, rabble rousing folk and soaring FM pop." Their 2008 self-titled debut album met immediate success by remaining on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart for 53 consecutive weeks and Sometime Around Midnight was iTunes' #1 Alternative Song of the Year. MORE >>

Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton
Fri, Oct 31, 2014.  The program includes newly created suites from all sixteen film collaborations of the legendary composer Danny Elfman and visionary director Tim Burton. Elfman himself will perform his songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” He was the singing voice of Jack Skellington in the 1993 classic film. The concert will be accompanied with large screen film clips, and the artwork of Tim Burton. MORE >>

The Kills
Fri, Oct 31, 2014.  My love for Alison Mosshart started by virtue of my love for all Jack White projects with my first listening to the Dead Weather, but since then, it has evolved into so much more. I would wager it’s to the point that, dare I say it, Ms. Mosshart might just have surpassed White on my heart’s seasonal rankings. I may have been late to the Kills game here, but it goes without saying that White might be the only dude in rock music who could even hope to share a stage with Mosshart. No frontman of a lesser caliber could hope to be anything but completely upstaged by Mosshart’s stage presence and vocal ability. And even then, the more I jam to the Kills, the more I forget the Dead Weather has a male vocalist. Or something. Whatever, can’t be bothered. Readers, please don’t tell Jack about this, he would never understand. With her signature sultry presence, Mosshart as a master of setting a mood with her voice and being an emotive storyteller while still being a complete and utter badass. Her signature mix of gritty howls and whisky-soaked crooning can go from dark and haunting to infectiously catchy, and couldn’t be a more perfect L.A. soundtrack, despite her East Coast origins. Similarly, guitarist Jamie Hince is a master at his chosen instrument, with his low-production style perfectly mirroring the rawness of Mosshart’s vocals. Together, the two making a bigger sounding album than you’d ever think only two musicians were capable of, and have an abundance of performance skill to match. Above all else, though, Mosshart is a perfect example of how frontwomen can be completely rock ’n’ roll without being trashy, and be sexy without objectifying themselves or sacrificing their artistry. This is what girls who front bands should aspire to. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Fri, Oct 31, 2014.  With a keen interest in fashion and feel for popular culture, she's been able to take her quirky sound from her French roots to the world at large, playing some of the biggest festivals and farthest flung cities. MORE >>

Black Veil Brides
Sat, Nov 1, 2014.  The Cincinnati band is known for their use of black makeup, body paint, tight black studded clothing, and long hair, which were all inspired by Kiss' and Mötley Crüe's stage persona, as well as other 1980s glam metal acts. MORE >>

Richard Marx
Sat, Nov 1, 2014.  Marx landed jobs as a background singer, performing with Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross, and as a songwriter, penning hits for Kenny Rogers and Chicago, before eventually landing his own record deal. His 1987 self-titled debut spawned four Top 5 singles and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance. MORE >>

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Sat, Nov 1, 2014.  Their 2011 debut album, Revelator, won a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. MORE >>

Sun, Nov 2, 2014.  “Conjuring the raw sound of Richie Havens and Sly Stone with the spirit of Mayer Hawthorne and Sharon Jones, Bernhoft is so obviously a star that it feels only a matter of time before he breaks stateside.” — Los Angeles Times MORE >>

Jimmy Eat World
Sun, Nov 2, 2014.  I’m going to make a bit of a bold statement here: Sometimes Jimmy Eat World bums me out. Before you jump to conclusions though, this is not going to be an “I hate all their new music” rant, because I don’t. And because I already do plenty of those rants elsewhere for other bands, but that’s beside the point. Jimmy Eat World bums me out sometimes because there’s not a single other band in this scene of music that can evoke feelings of nostalgia the way these guys do. They couldn’t personalize the universal experience of growing up any more if they had torn pages directly out of your own diary for lyrical quote-age. Frontman Jim Adkins is a master at evoking all those awkward transitional emotions that are a part of coming into adulthood, just as his band mates are themselves masters of backing him with instrumentation that is as timeless as Adkins’ words. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Wed, Nov 5, 2014.  In early 2014, his single, "I Wanna Get Better," peaked at #4 and #20 on the Billboard Alternative Songs and Hot Rock Songs charts, respectively. MORE >>

Jake Bugg
Thu, Nov 6, 2014.  Bugg was one of five nominees for the 2013 Brit Award for "British Breakthrough Act." MORE >>

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz
Thu, Nov 6, 2014.  Hypothetical question for all you readers out there: Is there a single Strokes song that you can honestly say you actively hate? Posture all you want and say you hate the band’s scene, what they stand for or how they do their hair, you can not hate their songs. Frontman Julian Casablancas’ boozy charisma is near impossible to resist, even by the most jaded of critics. - Brien Overly MORE >>

The Black Keys
Thu, Nov 6, 2014.  Not only were they Warner Bros. Records' most-licensed band of the year in 2010, but Rolling Stone placed Brothers at #2 on its list of the best albums of 2010 and "Everlasting Light" at #11 on the list of the year's best songs while Spin named The Black Keys the "Artist of the Year" for 2010. MORE >>

Eddie Money
Fri, Nov 7, 2014.  His hit, "Two Tickets to Paradise," was referenced in the Geico commercial, "Happier Than Eddie Money Running a Travel Agency." MORE >>

Pierce the Veil
Fri, Nov 7, 2014.  Their song, "I'd Rather Die Than Be Famous," was featured in the game, Tony Hawk's Proving Ground. MORE >>

Fri, Nov 7, 2014.  In June 2013, their debut album, Woman, was longlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize which is given annually to the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label. MORE >>

Sleeping with Sirens
Fri, Nov 7, 2014.  Their first album, 2010's With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear, debuted at #7 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart. MORE >>

We Were Promised Jetpacks
Fri, Nov 7, 2014.  "...brings together arena-ready drums, widescreen guitars, and a booming piano part in a way that should make fans of U2 and Coldplay–not to mention the epically bummed-out Scottish indie bands whose legacy the Jetpacks are working in–quite happy." - Miles Raymer, Entertainment Weekly MORE >>

Beats Antique
Sat, Nov 8, 2014.  The trio create a unique collage: an animalistic, raw musical event that blurs the lines between the provocative, the spiritual, and the artistic, while still maintaining an allegiance to the muses of class and beauty. MORE >>

Sat, Nov 8, 2014.  Hardwell is considered by many to be a musical genius and the leader of the eclectic sound. He brings a refreshing take on house music to the table that does some damage to dance floors everywhere he goes. He has toured alongside Tiesto, among others, and played at all the major festivals around the globe. MORE >>

Los Lobos
Sat, Nov 8, 2014.  Originally, they called themselve Los Lobos del Este (de Los Angeles) ["The Wolves of the East (of Los Angeles)"], which was a play on the name of a norteno band called Los Lobos del Norte and the fact that they (Los Lobos del Este) were from east L.A. The name was quickly shortened to Los Lobos. MORE >>

Patrick Bruel
Sat, Nov 8, 2014.  With a career spanning over three decades, more than 14 million albums sold, many Victoires de la Musique won, around fifty movies, a nomination at the French ceremony Les Césars as Best Actor Performance, a Gold Swan for Best Actor at Cabourg’s Festival, a nomination as Chevalier de l’ordre national du Mérite and even a poker World Championship Title, Patrick Bruel is undeniably a real legend. MORE >>

Sat, Nov 8, 2014.  The duo are considered to be one of the progenitors of the psybient genre - a genre combining world music with psychedelic trance and ambient. Their musical style combines traditional music from all over the globe and vocals with contemporary western synthesizer-based psychedelic music. MORE >>

Wayne Newton
Sat, Nov 8, 2014.  On December 12, 1992, Newton hit #1 on the Cashbox Pop and Country charts with the Elvis inspired song, "The Letter." Controversy swirled around this chart feat, as "The Letter" did not chart at all on Billboard Magazine's authoritative Hot 100 chart, Adult Contemporary chart or "Bubbling Under" chart. It did not make the Radio and Records magazine chart either. This marked the first and only time in history that a record hit #1 on the Cashbox Top 100 chart, yet failed even to chart on Billboard's Hot 100. MORE >>

Sun, Nov 9, 2014.  Perfume’s mega hit single, “Polyrhythm,” was featured on the 2011 Disney/Pixer film, Cars 2, by request from the film's director and crew. To commemorate this dream collaboration with Disney/Pixar, Perfume was invited as a guest to the film's world premier in Los Angeles. MORE >>

Arch Enemy
Tue, Nov 11, 2014.  Formed by guitarist Michael Amott after his departure from the now legendary Carcass, Arch Enemy first garnered praise with the metal milestones Black Earth (1997), Stigmata (1998) and Burning Bridges (1999). MORE >>

Tue, Nov 11, 2014.  Her 2011 album, Siberia, was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Pop Album of the Year. MORE >>

Blonde Redhead
Wed, Nov 12, 2014.  Their song, "Spring and by Summer Fall," was used in an episode Numb3rs. "23" also appears on the internet and television commercials for the 2009 Pontiac promotion entitled "Experience Pontiac." Their song "Elephant Woman" was also used as the ending theme for the David Slade film Hard Candy. "23" was also used in a trailer for the British TV series Skins, an ad for Crystal Geyser and an episode of Grey's Anatomy. MORE >>

First Aid Kit
Wed, Nov 12, 2014.  Their song, Emmylou, was chosen by Rolling Stone as the #10 "Single of the Year" in 2012. MORE >>

Foster the People
Fri, Nov 14, 2014.  I have to admit, and this is probably going to sound really bad, but … I’m so glad Foster the People is an L.A. band and not a European band. Specifically Swedish or British. Upon hearing the band early on, I was absolutely sure that, despite how horrifically catchy their songs were, they were going to be completely static and emotionless with their stage presence, as is so often the case with the more electronically-inclined indie pop bands. Luckily, as only local indie bands really know how to do, these dudes know how to bring the intensity when they play and give a full performance. They’re not afraid to get a little sweaty, they’re not afraid to show a little emotion and most importantly, they’re not afraid to have a little fun on stage and look like they actually enjoy what they’re doing. I know, God forbid you don’t look too cool to play your own music in this modern indie culture, but hey, at least the native threesome sound the part. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Jay Nash
Fri, Nov 14, 2014.  Nash has shared the stage with everyone from the Counting Crows and Maroon 5 to Keb Mo and Dave Mason (and Sara and Katy…). He has logged over a thousand live performances and sold over 25,000 albums without ever having signed a conventional record label deal. MORE >>

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight
Fri, Nov 14, 2014.  The former boy band refugees (Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block) have teamed up. MORE >>

5 Seconds of Summer
Sat, Nov 15, 2014.  Despite having had no promotion except on Facebook and Twitter, their first music release, an EP entitled Unplugged, reached #3 on the iTunes chart in Australia and the Top 20 in both New Zealand and Sweden. Their international following increased significantly once again, when One Direction's Louis Tomlinson posted the link of their YouTube video of "Gotta Get Out," stating that he'd been a fan of 5 Seconds of Summer "for a while." MORE >>

Boyce Avenue
Sat, Nov 15, 2014.  In 2012, Boyce Avenue were vocal coaches on the American version of The X Factor and opened the European MTV Video Awards. MORE >>

Foster the People
Sat, Nov 15, 2014.  In 2011, "Pumped Up Kicks" spent eight consecutive weeks at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the first Billboard Alternative #1 single to crack the U.S. top 5 since Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" in 2009. MORE >>

The Psychedelic Furs
Sat, Nov 15, 2014.  They scored several hits in their early career, but really hit the big time in 1986 when John Hughes used their song, "Pretty in Pink," for his movie of the same name. MORE >>

The 1975
Wed, Nov 19, 2014-Thu, Nov 20, 2014.  The 1975, the band's self-titled debut album, was released in September 2013 and debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart. MORE >>

El Ten Eleven
Mon, Nov 24, 2014.  Spin, which awarded them the title 'Band of the Day', September 29, 2005, describes their work as "experimental instrumental music that's both highly skilled and deeply felt." The name El Ten Eleven is derived from the name of an airplane, the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar. MORE >>

Vance Joy
Fri, Nov 28, 2014.  James Keogh said in an interview with Triple J about his stage name, "I was going through a Peter Carey phase and reading a lot of his books. There's a book called Bliss. The main character's name is Harry Joy and his grandfather is Vance Joy. He's the storyteller and a crazy old man. Plus, I thought it was a cool name." MORE >>

The Tenors
Sat, Nov 29, 2014.  Did you know that on February 10, 2010, the Tenors appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and sang "Hallelujah" alongside Celine Dion? MORE >>

Audra McDonald
Tue, Dec 2, 2014.  She has won five Tony Awards, sharing the record for most Tonys won by an actor with Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury. She also starred in the ABC television drama, Private Practice, as Dr. Naomi Bennett. MORE >>

Judy Collins
Sat, Dec 6, 2014.  The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter will perform songs of the season as well as some of her greatest hits. MORE >>

Steve Hackett
Sat, Dec 6, 2014.  Though he left the group in 1977, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010. MORE >>

Brooke White
Thu, Dec 11, 2014.  Even if she had never graced the “Idol” stage and showed herself to be light years ahead of this season’s d-bags, season seven alum Brooke White is a masterfully skilled musician in her own right. Behind a piano, a guitar or just flying solo with her voice, White has an unparalleled ability to emote and show a relatable vulnerability in her music. And if there’s one thing I love almost as much as a rock ’n’ roll girl who can tear up a stage, it’s a girl who can work an acoustic guitar while crooning out those secret emo inclinations I don’t display in the presence of other adults.  - Brien Overly MORE >>

My Brightest Diamond
Fri, Dec 12, 2014.  “Along with her often-gorgeous singing, Ms. [Shara] Worden [aka My Brightest Diamond] presents an ambitious series of arrangements…the songs glow with rumination…” — The New York Times MORE >>

Merle Haggard
Sat, Dec 13, 2014.  His brother, Lowell, gave Haggard his used guitar as a gift when he was 12-years-old. Haggard learned to play alone, with the records he had at home, influenced by Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams. MORE >>

Holiday Organ Spectacular
Fri, Dec 19, 2014.  The beauty and majesty of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ are ideal for this wide-ranging program of devotional and festive holiday music. MORE >>

VNV Nation
Sat, Dec 20, 2014.  See and hear why All Music Guide wrote, "In a world where bands like the Hold Steady and the Gaslight Anthem get praise for similar sentiments delivered via rock & roll, there seems to be no reason why VNV Nation shouldn't get some credit of their own." MORE >>

Straight No Chaser
Mon, Dec 29, 2014.  The Indiana University amateur college group now known as "Indiana University's Straight No Chaser" is composed of 10 to 12 undergraduate men whose lineup changes every year. The professional group, known simply as Straight No Chaser, is composed of former members, mostly original members, of the college group. In 2006, a 1998 video of "The 12 Days of Christmas," gained widespread popularity and subsequently led to a five-album record deal with Atlantic Records in 2008. MORE >>

Pink Martini
Wed, Dec 31, 2014.  A rollicking, around-the-world musical adventure, Portland’s Pink Martini returns with their extraordinary blend of French chanson, Argentine tango, soft merengue beats and vintage-chic style. MORE >>

Dark Tranquillity
Mon, Jan 26, 2015. called their 2014 album, Shadows of the Dying Sun, "...yet another excellent album from this premier melodic death metal band." MORE >>

Wed, Feb 4, 2015.  Rolling Stone called Lucius, "…fresh and thrilling…" while NPR's Bob Boilen said it was, “the best pop music of my year.” MORE >>

Jim Brickman
Sat, Feb 7, 2015.  Since the release of his debut album "No Words" in 1994, Jim Brickman's romantic piano sound has defined him as a marquis among contemporary instrumental hit makers. His signature style of playing and songwriting has also brought him six Gold and Platinum selling albums, 26 charted adult radio hits, a Grammy nod in 2003, Two SESAC "Songwriter of the Year" awards, a Canadian Country Music Award and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association. MORE >>

Kurt Elling
Fri, Feb 27, 2015-Sat, Feb 28, 2015.  Grammy Award-winner jazz singer was hailed as “The standout male vocalist of our time” by The New York Times. MORE >>

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