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  • Swedish metal outfit Sabaton to play at City National Grove in Anaheim in May

    Swedish metal outfit Sabaton to play at City National Grove in Anaheim in May

    Sabaton, have been a part of the metal music scene for almost two decades, and the band is back and ready to embark on a North American tour, called The Last Tour, even though it won't be the end for them quite yet. The five-piece band will make stops all around the U.S., including the City National...
  • 'Make It Last Forever' turns 30: Looking back at Keith Sweat's landmark debut album

    'Make It Last Forever' turns 30: Looking back at Keith Sweat's landmark debut album

    When Keith Sweat released Make It Last Forever back in 1987, the album counted as a significant watershed moment. The record came during a period when R&B music was calling out for a facelift and at the right time when a genre renovation was most possible. The traditional grandiose soul and...
  • 'Sugar Man' Rodriguez to play the City National Grove of Anaheim in May

    'Sugar Man' Rodriguez to play the City National Grove of Anaheim in May

    The myth of Rodriguez is something that only happens in the movies. The singer-songwriter--born Sixto Rodriguez--recorded his debut album Cold Fact in 1969 and released the record in 1970. After the record and its 1971 follow-up Coming from Reality bombed, Rodriguez called it quits on his music...
  • 5 things you didn't know about R&B vet Keith Sweat

    5 things you didn't know about R&B vet Keith Sweat

    Keith Sweat has held it down in new jack swing, soul and R&B for 30 years now. Learn more about the influential singer and songwriter below. Keith Sweat will perform at the City National Grove of Anaheim on May 5. Take a look at ticket information here. His mom inspired the title track from Make...
  • Nice to have a friend: Looking back at David Crosby's fascinating solo career and his many musical links

    Nice to have a friend: Looking back at David Crosby's fascinating solo career and his many musical links

    David Crosby is currently on tour, bringing fans a series of shows titled “An Evening With David Crosby & Friends,” a fitting title. As a member of folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and a pivotal figure in rock in general, Crosby has crossed paths with some of rock’s most...
  • R&B serenader Keith Sweat preps City National Grove of Anaheim show in May

    R&B serenader Keith Sweat preps City National Grove of Anaheim show in May

    As long as people still need to set the mood and babies are still coming into this world, the music of Keith Sweat will endure. The important new jack swing and R&B star is still touring and is still providing that music that delivers on the soulful and romantic music of the ‘90s. Last year...
  • 5 things you didn't know about David Crosby

    5 things you didn't know about David Crosby

    A gifted musician and lyrical poet, social activist and exemplary friend, David Crosby has led a life driven by curiosity, honesty and grit. Later this month, the legendary singer-songwriter will head to the City National Grove of Anaheim to showcase classics by The Byrds and Crosby, Stills and Nash...
  • 6 of Keith Sweat's most underrated songs

    6 of Keith Sweat's most underrated songs

    Keith Sweat is an undisputed R&B legend, and it only took him two songs to gain that title with the twin classics “Nobody” and “Twisted.” No other songs sum up the music of Keith Sweat better. They capture Sweat’s pop sensibilities as both singles boast instantly memorable hooks, coupled with...
  • 6 Keith Sweat videos to get you in the #mood

    6 Keith Sweat videos to get you in the #mood

    Some R&B acts take years to capture the #mood in their music, that arcane yet required essence that takes merely good R&B to the next level. No one can really define the ingredient, but you know it when you hear it. From the beginning of his career in the ‘80s, Keith Sweat was a master of...
  • The 6 best songs from the '90s swing revival

    The 6 best songs from the '90s swing revival

    For a brief moment during the ‘90s, we did swing. The swing revival is one of the more curious music movements in recent memory. Born out of thrift shops and hopeless, romantic nostalgia for an era that a generation grew up venerating, the swing revival burned short, but bright. It was a time in...
  • Kenny G will perform at the City National Grove of Anaheim on March 30. Get tickets right here on AXS

    Kenny G's 5 best covers

    If there is anyone who isn’t a stranger to a cover song, it’s saxophonist Kenny G. He’s penned plenty of his own songs, but a good cover is never out of the question for G, who has peppered his catalog with covers since the beginning of his career. And Kenny G has never been too picky about what...
  • 5 performances that prove The Fab Four is the best Beatles tribute act around

    5 performances that prove The Fab Four is the best Beatles tribute act around

    For two decades, The Fab Four have laid claim to being the best Beatles tribute act in the world. And despite a rotating list of cast members and players, the group has managed to retain its authenticity, delivering pitch-perfect performances of some of The Beatles’ most beloved hits, eight days a...
  • David Crosby to open North American tour at City National Grove of Anaheim

    David Crosby to open North American tour at City National Grove of Anaheim

    Legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby will kick off his highly-anticipated North American tour on April 18 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, who was a founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, recently recaptured fans...
  • The Squirrel Nut Zippers to swing and shout at City National Grove of Anaheim

    The Squirrel Nut Zippers to swing and shout at City National Grove of Anaheim

    It's been 20 years since the Squirrel Nut Zippers shook audiences with their seminal album Hot and it's hit single "Hell." Still just as fired up two decades later, the offbeat North Carolina band will bring their grooves and theatrics to the City National Grove of Anaheim on March 31. SNZ rose to...
  • The Fab Four to bring Beatlemania to the City National Grove of Anaheim

    The Fab Four to bring Beatlemania to the City National Grove of Anaheim

    Get ready to meet the Walrus all over again: the Fab Four will showcase their Ultimate Tribute at the City National Grove of Anaheim on April 1. The globally-famous SoCal tribute band will give spot-on takes of the band's most notable work, ranging from the early British invasion days to their...
  • Meet the stars of the greatest Elvis tribute show around, Elvis Lives

    Meet the stars of the greatest Elvis tribute show around, Elvis Lives

    The world of Elvis Presley impersonators is strange and surprisingly cutthroat. For one, you don’t call the vessels of Elvis’ legacy “impersonators.” They are “Elvis Tribute Artists” (ETAs). And it’s not enough to throw on a white suit, grow some half-assed muttonchops, and stroke your hair into a...
  • The Naked Magicians are coming to the City National Grove of Anaheim on March 30. Get your tickets on AXS!

    Watch: The Naked Magicians give fans a peek at the magic they can expect at upcoming shows

    Though it’s easy to be distracted by, um, all the other things that are going on at a Naked Magicians show, don’t forget that beyond the strategically placed top hats, the Australian duo is serious about their magic. It’s perhaps the first magic show that simultaneously leaves little to the...
  • One of Kenny G's many colorful videos

    Kenny G's 5 best music videos

    Throughout the history of the music video, one genre that never lent itself to the groundbreaking medium was jazz. Look, we’re trying not to sound like Ryan Gosling from “La La Land” here, but there probably aren’t a lot of jazz music videos because jazz is pure feeling, man. It’s emotion, violent...
  • The Naked Magicians are coming to the City National Grove of Anaheim on March 30!

    The Naked Magicians dish on first naked show, their strangest fan encounter and more (Watch)

    One word you would never use to describe The Naked Magicians is “shy.” The magic duo has made a career out of pulling off baffling magic tricks while baring their “magic wands” (their words, not ours) in front of thousands of people. But while they are no stranger to letting it all hang at the drop...
  • The Naked Magicians will bring the world's naughtiest magic show to the City National Grove of Anaheim on March 30!

    Watch: The Naked Magicians tell fans what to expect at their upcoming City National Grove of Anaheim show

    A good magic show always delivers on surprise, and if it’s one thing that Australia’s Naked Magicians have at their shows, it’s loads of surprises. Dubbed the “world’s naughtiest magic show,” Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler have traveled their home country and abroad, delivering a spectacle that...
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