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  • Interview: The Sonics headed to Detroit's El Club

    Interview: The Sonics headed to Detroit's El Club

    Garage rock pioneers The Sonics are back on the road and headed to Detroit on Sunday, March 26, where they will take the stage at the El Club. The '60s icons will be touring throughout the spring and summer and are in the midst of a creative resurgence that will see the band releasing new music...
  • Allah-Las

    Interview: Miles Michaud of Allah-Las talks new album, band name

    Imagine sitting on a Venice Beach rooftop and someone puts on an Allah-Las record. Looking out to the sea, one might catch a glimpse of, to borrow a phrase from Hunter S. Thompson, “the crest of a high and beautiful wave.” That description might be nostalgic, but to not draw parallels between mid...
  • Kane Brown

    Interview: Kane Brown talks first-ever ACM Awards nomination

    Kane Brown has defied the odds, shattering the traditional mold of radio play to break through the noise. His nomination for New Male Vocalist of the Year at this year's ACM Awards is an indicative of a bold new world, supported by streaming takeover and social media. But, "I feel like you still...
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    Marc Vargas and Black Feather help relaunch Harpos

    Saturday evening will find 101 WRIF presenting a fantastic evening of rock at Harpos in Detroit with local acts Marc Vargas with Black Feather, Fallen Stronger and All Is Faded alongside national acts Year of the Locust, Tantric, Saving Abel and Puddle of Mudd, who will be performing their major...
  • HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 22: Host and Executive Producer James Corden and audience at PaleyFest LA 2017: An Evening of Laughs with James Corden

    Interview: Having a laugh with James Corden at the 34th Annual PaleyFest

    When James Corden and the Executive Producers of “The Late Late Show” decide to make an appearance at PaleyFest, you run (mind the crosswalks) to the Dolby Theatre, as fast as you can. As The Paley Center for Media’s 34th annual fan-favorite festival is well under way, enthusiasts have been lining...
  • Interview: Vagabon's Laetitia Tamko lives up to title as 'indie rock game changer'

    Interview: Vagabon's Laetitia Tamko lives up to title as 'indie rock game changer'

    Laetitia Tamko was an engineering student whose family had moved from Cameroon to New York in her teens. She discovered the DIY community in New York while at college, and her world began to open up. She found creative expression that resonated with others. Under her moniker, Vagabon, she recently...
  • Brett Young

    Interview: Brett Young on his first ACM Awards nomination & touring with Luke Bryan

    The scruff and soul in Brett Young's voice is alarmingly refreshing. There's no wonder he collected his first No. 1 hit last year with "Sleep Without You," the romantic opener to his self-titled debut album. While holding tight to the syrupy sweetness currently dominating the airwaves, Young doesn't...
  • Interview: Mia LJ reveals personal struggles, growth after 'These Are the Years'

    Interview: Mia LJ reveals personal struggles, growth after 'These Are the Years'

    New York native Mia LJ is an artist with many talents, including singing, acting, songwriting, and musicianship. She began writing songs when she was five years old, and taught herself how to play six instruments by the age of 10. Her prodigious gifts have taken her across the country and onto...
  • Exclusive premiere: Crimson Muzik releases infectious single, 'Vogue'

    Exclusive premiere: Crimson Muzik releases infectious single, 'Vogue'

    Lee 'Crimson Muzik' Andes combines profound lyrics with catchy melodies to provide the latest act in hip-hop music. Having studied the music business industry, he decided to learn how to mix and master his own work, and discovered he had a knack for production in the midst of learning. He's also had...
  • Interview: Pamela Hute talks about solo & group projects, features streaming album

    Interview: Pamela Hute talks about solo & group projects, features streaming album

    Paris-based singer-songwriter, Pamela Hute, writes, plays and produces her own music while operating her own independent label, My Dear Recordings. Her newest album, Highline, is her latest recording, and Highline is her most personal work so far. In a statement to AXS, Hute says, "I believe...
  • HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 21: LL Cool J at PaleyFest LA 2017 honoring NCIS: Los Angeles, presented by The Paley Center for Media, at the DOLBY T

    Interview: LL COOL J makes his appearance at PaleyFest and talks life before ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’

    The nation’s premier pop-culture event that honors television’s most celebrated series is happening in Los Angeles all week long. The 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles has taken over the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood, and has been giving fans special access to the cast and creatives behind their...
  • Current Swell releases new track, tour dates

    Current Swell releases new track, tour dates

    Current Swell, an indie-rock four-person band from Canada, recently put out a new track, "It Ain't Right," which you can listen to above and announced tour dates for their upcoming album When To Talk And When To Listen." The album, which will be released May 12, was produced by Grammy-winning...
  • Alison Krauss

    Premiere: Alison Krauss shares 'Come and Go Blues' Warehouse Session, talks 'Windy City'

    Few vocalists are as agile as Alison Krauss. Whether she's gliding effortlessly across Brenda Lee's "Losing You," which opens her first solo album in 18 years called Windy City, or taking a spin with John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind" (also recorded famously by Glen Campbell), Krauss is delicate...
  • Interview: Andy Shauf brings The Party to The Chapel

    Interview: Andy Shauf brings The Party to The Chapel

    What if you gave a party and only one person came? If that one person was Andy Shauf you might still have a pretty good crowd. Each of the 10 songs on his latest release, The Party, narrates the individual experiences of a room full of party guests one fateful night. Some of the stories are...
  • Interview: Dax Shepard and Michael Pena discuss their new movie, 'CHIPS'

    Interview: Dax Shepard and Michael Pena discuss their new movie, 'CHIPS'

    If you're starting to sprout a few grey hairs, then you're probably old enough to remember "CHiPs," the hit TV show starring Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox that ran for six seasons on NBC (1977-1983). The title is an acronym for "California Highway Patrol" and featured two motorcycle cops, the...
  • The cast of ‘Empire’ fills us in on what to expect this upcoming season

    The cast of ‘Empire’ fills us in on what to expect this upcoming season

    Get ready, because "The First Family of Music" is coming back to FOX on March 22. For fans, the return of “Empire” means more drama, more excitement and definitely more hip hop. AXS recently caught up with some of the cast at this year’s NAACP Image Awards. We got the scoop about the hit show, the...
  • Interview: Ron Gallo on the hope of 'Heavy Meta'

    Interview: Ron Gallo on the hope of 'Heavy Meta'

    Although he just released his new album, Ron Gallo isn't necessarily the same person who crafted its songs: "[Heavy Meta] came from a place of extreme self-doubt and frustration with humanity," Gallo explains of his latest LP. "And while I still see where I was coming from, I don't necessarily feel...
  • Interview: Drew Holcomb talks personal new album 'Souvenir'

    Interview: Drew Holcomb talks personal new album 'Souvenir'

    American singer-songwriters like Drew Holcomb are needed to continue to push the narrative of modern music - while still being able to look back to the bands that influenced their adolescent-angst years from the Beatles to Radiohead. Drew Holcomb writes awe-inspiring songs from the heart, such as...
  • RZMRY has recently released her debut EP "GLD."

    Interview: RZMRY aims to shine with debut EP 'GLD'

    RZMRY is doing things a little bit differently. Aside from her unique stage name (who needs vowels?) she's aiming to make pop music that's not taken from the same mold. One listen to her debut EP, appropriately called GLD, and music fans will understand her desire to be different - as well as why...
  • Interview: Punskription release new EP, talk friendship

    Interview: Punskription release new EP, talk friendship

    New York-based hip-hop duo Punskription are quickly growing in the music scene and have been influenced by such hip-hop acts as Gorillaz and KRS-One. The duo has been playing and working in NYC's music scene for the last couple of years and growing their fan base. Punskription just released their...
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