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  • Channel the spirit of 70s rock with 'Visionland' by Banditos

    Channel the spirit of 70s rock with 'Visionland' by Banditos

    Some bands play music like their hair is on fire. It's fair to say that Banditos is one of those bands, and the new album Visionland is all the proof you'll need. The album begins with "Fine Fine Day", a song that displays the band's tremendous energy. If you didn't know any better, you might guess...
  • Interview: Meklit Hadero discusses songwriting and the love of music

    Interview: Meklit Hadero discusses songwriting and the love of music

    Meklit Hadero is a singer-songwriter who is influenced by jazz and the music of Ethiopia, where she was born. She is also involved with cultural projects like There Is No Sound Barrier, which was commissioned by The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. By phone she discussed her new album, her...
  • Haim debut new song 'Night So Long' at Los Angeles pop-up

    Haim debut new song 'Night So Long' at Los Angeles pop-up

    On Sunday (June 18), sister pop rockers Haim invited 100 or so lucky fans to a Los Angeles pop-up show where they live-debuted the brand new number "Night So Long." Singer Danielle Haim told Rolling Stone that the trio wrote the song while on tour, which, as any musician will tell you, is filled...
  • Experimental band, Mazes, premiere new video for their single, 'Missing Numbers'

    Experimental band, Mazes, premiere new video for their single, 'Missing Numbers'

    After experimenting with his friend through various sound experiments, and crafting emotional pop gems, songwriter Edward Anderson and his friend Charles d'Autremont became known as Mazes. 2009 led to their self-titled album, and the band played several live shows, and had fun performing music.  d...
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars have been teasing new music recently, and should have a new album out sometime in 2017. 

    Thirty Seconds To Mars tease new music with promo video

    Rock trio Thirty Seconds To Mars appear to be gearing up for what should be another big album cycle. The band made up of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević have been back on the road since late May, and even performed at Firefly Music Festival over the weekend. It was a quick teaser...
  • Jay Z's next album has been confirmed as 4:44, and is set for a June 30 release exclusively on Tidal and Sprint devices. 

    Jay Z announces new album, ‘4:44’, shares snippet of song

    Jay Z must have had a pretty exciting Father’s Day on Sunday, as he and wife Beyoncé welcomed their new twins into the Carter family a few days prior. Just after the clock struck midnight early Monday morning, however, it was back to business for Jay. The rapper turned businessman has finally...
  • 2:00am in LA album cover

    Review: Jake Miller's time has come on new album '2:00am in LA'

    Following some recent career high and lows, Jake Miller dropped his second album, 2:00am in LA, on June 16. With a lot on his mind lately, he unloads his late night thoughts across 10 new tracks. On the self-released record, Jake flexes his independence as a producer and songwriter, creating a...
  • Interview: The Picturebooks discuss their motorcycle-driven spring tour

    Interview: The Picturebooks discuss their motorcycle-driven spring tour

    Alternative rockers The Picturebooks are touring this month, but not in the way you might expect. The duo are on the road with their latest record Home Is A Heartache but rather than jump on a tour bus, they're marrying their music to their love of motorcycles and using two wheels to make it happen...
  • DFW's own Eli Young Band releases new album 'Fingerprints'

    DFW's own Eli Young Band releases new album 'Fingerprints'

    DFW originals, the Eli Young Band, just released their brand-new album Fingerprints on June 16. The band, which formed in Denton, Texas, still features the same four guys who launched it back in 2000 while attending the University of North Texas. Fingerprints is Eli Young Band’s sixth studio album...
  • Joshua James is touring in support of his current album 'My Spirit Sister.'

    Interview: Joshua James discusses tour and new album 'My Spirit Sister'

    Joshua James concludes his spring tour this week after releasing his new album My Spirit Sister in April. It's a record with some lofty thoughts to share and some quirky backstory, and now audiences can take the plunge with just a handful of concerts left. AXS connected with James to talk about his...
  • Steve Aoki onstage with Migos

    Steve Aoki reveals release date, tracklist for 'Kolony' featuring Migos, Lil Yachty and more

    Renowned DJ and producer Steve Aoki has unveiled the release date and tracklist (see below) for his latest project. Steve Aoki Presents Kolony is a synthesis between dance party tracks and club bangers, with the Grammy-nominated EDM producer gravitating more toward the hip-hop realm. The album...
  • Styx blast off with first new album in 14 years, 'The Mission'

    Styx blast off with first new album in 14 years, 'The Mission'

    It is the moment that Styx fans have been waiting for. The legendary prog-rock band have released their long-awaited 16th studio album, The Mission, the group’s first studio album in 14 years. In characteristic Styx fashion, the album is a concept effort centered around a group of astronauts—played...
  • Get your classic-rock fix with 'Luminary Angels' by Bohannons

    Get your classic-rock fix with 'Luminary Angels' by Bohannons

    Classic rock has been a radio staple for a long time, and for good reason. It grabs the attention - especially of those who grew up with the music. By definition, there isn't any new classic rock at the moment. However, some bands out there have really mastered the sounds of the 70s. With the new...
  • Donny McCaslin Group debuts Bowie-inspired ‘Beyond Now’ at Jazz Alley

    Donny McCaslin Group debuts Bowie-inspired ‘Beyond Now’ at Jazz Alley

    Tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin’s appeared at Seattle’s premier Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley plenty of times — as a part of other major bands: Gary Burton’s, Antonio Sanchez’s Migration, Maria Schneider’s Orchestra, Kyle Eastwood, Danilo Pérez… He returned with his own band for two full-bodied, jam...
  • Good rock isn't dead, check out 'Head Bent' by The Cold Stares

    Good rock isn't dead, check out 'Head Bent' by The Cold Stares

    Some people wonder where all the good rock music has gone. You may not find a lot of great new rock on the radio, but rest assured that good rock is available. A good example is Head Bent, the new album from The Cold Stares. The album opens with "John," a song whose intro makes you think you're...
  • The Dull Blue Lights premiere new track, 'Press Play'

    The Dull Blue Lights premiere new track, 'Press Play'

    Formerly known as The Snails, The Dull Blue Lights have a sound that is soul with a bit of psychedelic pop and reggae thrown in. The band calls their sound "basement soul" but admit they would rather not be boxed in.   The band is gearing up for their debut album, due to be released July 13. It was...
  • Premiere: Amira B streams full-length album, Defined, debuting June 16

    Premiere: Amira B streams full-length album, Defined, debuting June 16

    Although faced with adversity in pursuing her dream of singing and recording music, R&B, soul and funk-inspired singer, Amira B, didn't let that stop her. When she found out she had a pseudo-cyst that was originally thought to just be an ailment and that she'd have to learn to sing with it, she...
  • Listen: Shania Twain debuts single 'Life's About to Get Good' from new album 'Now'

    Listen: Shania Twain debuts single 'Life's About to Get Good' from new album 'Now'

    Shania Twain fans rejoice! The Queen of Country pop has announced details of her first studio album in 15 years and has debuted its lead single “Life's About to Get Good.” The five-time will release her fifth studio album Now on Sept. 29 via Mercury Nashville/UMG. Billboard reports on June 15 the...
  • Ambrose Akinmusire brings jazz to Santa Monica

    Ambrose Akinmusire brings jazz to Santa Monica

    If you're a fan of jazz, you might wonder where all the jazz has gone. It's true that the truly American art form doesn't garner a lot of attention at the moment. However, some good jazz is still being made and produced. And good jazz of course doesn't mean that smooth elevator music that passes for...
  • Foster the People announce new album, ‘Sacred Hearts Club’ and add more North American tour dates

    Foster the People announce new album, ‘Sacred Hearts Club’ and add more North American tour dates

    Foster the People have shared news for a new album they have coming out titled, Sacred Hearts Club, which is due out on July 21 via Columbia Records. As part of the unveiling for their upcoming third studio album, their first since 2014’s Supermodel, the band also provided fans with a five-minute...
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