Leon Bridges serenades the crowd at the Ascend Amphitheatre

Leon Bridges is a Fort Worth native who rose to fame in 2014 with his debut album, Coming Home. The songs from that album are soulful and nostalgic with a notable influence from soul legend Sam Cooke present. The album became number 6 on Billboard’s top 200 chart and also got him a Grammy nomination for best R&B album of the year.

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Lydia Concludes Tour at the Legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles

The night opened with Cherry Pools. Their evidently handmade banner which declared “NO GODS, NO LABELS, NO GENDER, NO SEXUALITY, NO GENRES, NO RELIGION,” felt quite empowering. Everything about this band, from lead singer Martin Broda’s bright blue hair, to their captivating music, put a smile on every member of the audience.

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Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes U.S. Tour 2018 will make a stop at the Orpheum in Los Angeles December 19th and 20th

Thom Yorke has confirmed a series of live electronic performances in the U.S. during which he, Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri will perform songs spanning his solo works The Eraser and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes and Atoms For Peace’s Amok. Support will come from special guest Oliver Coates. The tour will stop at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on December 19 and 20 at 8:00 PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17 at 10:00 AM via www.Ticketmaster.com.

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Portugal. The Man to Headline the Historic Shrine Auditorium

With humble roots tracing back to the small town of Wasilla, Alaska, and approximately twelve years time since the release of their first album, alternative-rock group, Portugal. The Man, have experienced a monumental rise in global stardom since their impressive run in 2017.

Looking back, it appears that while long-awaited, this catalyst year was a well-deserved treat for the experienced band who, although clearly an established force in the industry, truly burst onto the international stage with the release of their eighth studio album, Woodstock.

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We Can Always Go For Hall and Oates and We Will Never Forget Philly at the Forum

The heart and soul of Philly graced Los Angeles' Forum with invigorating performances by music legends, Hall and Oates. They performed classic hits and collaborated on stage with Patrick Monahan of Train for songs such as, "Wait for For Me" and "Philly Forget Me Not." The artists have been touring North American together and it's a concert experience not to be missed, you can see a preview here at their iHeartRadio concert.

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Canadian Punks, Spanish Poetry, and Bloody Smiles with Chastity, MOURN, and Playboi Carti at the Observatory

Canadian Punk Rockers, Chastity, raw performance at the Constellation Room evoked locals to randomly jump into the audience at other's bewilderment. Their storytelling music videos catches the viewer's attention with contrasting rhythms from dreamlike vocals to heavy instrumentals. The ethereal track, "Heaven Hell Anywhere Else," enraptures listeners with elevating melodies and intense percussion. This daydreaming track was the first single off of their debut album, "Death Lust." The album was released on July 13th on Captured Tracks. Their hefty track, "Children" is reminiscent of 90's Alternative Rock accompanied by a chilling tale depicted in their music video of young angst. Catch Chastity on tour and listen to more tracks here.

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The Palms Casino and Resort presents Adam Ant!

The Glam Skanks, LA based band, hit Vegas with their bombastic beats and colorful glittery vibes.  An all girl band formed in 2013, Veronica, Vanessa, Millie and Cassie performed songs from their self titled album Glam Skanks and also their latest album Glitter City.  They brought high energy, killer guitar riffs, thumping bass and drums had the crowd jumping and dancing at the Pearl Concert venue inside the Palms Hotel and Casino.  With an edgy punky attitude combined with a serious rock influence, this band really showed Vegas a great night!  Can't wait for their return!

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Echosmith: A Family Affair

Originally formed back in early 2009, Echosmith, solidified its prominence in the indie-pop realm with the release of their wildly successful hit, “Cool Kids.” The song reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was eventually certified double platinum in the United States with a staggering 1,200,000 sales in the U.S. alone. Just as impressive is the simple fact that the band is comprised almost entirely of siblings of the Sierota family. As originally formed back in 2009, the group consisted of Sydney Sierota, lead singer, along with brothers Noah Sierota, Graham Sierota, and Jamie Sierota.

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Franz Ferdinand: Has Scottish Indie Rock Always Sounded This Good?

One would be hard pressed to find a music fan, or casual listener, alive during the early 2000s that didn’t hear and/or fall in love with the charismatic sound of Franz Ferdinand. Formed in 2002, the group released two singles “Dart’s of Pleasure” and “Take Me Out” which both received critical acclaim, though “Take Me Out” certainly seemed to be and remains the fan favorite from the group. Their debut, self-titled album, Franz Ferdinand, was released in 2004 and led the group to a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album, and the Mercury Prize

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Cyndi Lauper to Join Rod Stewart on 2018 Summer Tour

Buckle up kids, and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime. Pairing up once again after their hit 2017 Summer Tour, Hall of Fame stars, Cyndi Lauper and Sir Rod Stewart are reigniting the genre of classic rock with a big bang and a lot of sequins. Kicking off their 23 date Summer Tour (June 25th - September 1st) the beloved duo will hit several iconic venues across the United States ranging from The Hollywood Bowl to Madison Square Garden. Lauper and Stewart will even make an appearance at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, ON.   

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Fremont Street, a Monsoon, and The Cult

As part of the free on concert series at the  Downtown Las Vegas Fremont Experience, The Cult performed rain or shine....literally.  While waiting for the show to start, a typical monsoon rain cell passed through. It included huge thunderous boom and a wild crack of lightning followed by a crazy down poor of rain. 

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A Gathering of None; your new favorite band

A Gathering of None is a quintet based all over the north, southeast and southwest of the United States. The band has existed since 2013 and have released 3 albums, the latest being "One Last Grasp At Hope". A Gathering of None are a quintet comprised of musicians from all over the north, southeast, and southwest United States. AGON began as a one-man project, with TB (formerly of horror punk underground icons Blitzkid) recording the 2013 EP "Purging Empty Promises" entirely on his own, performing all instruments as well as vocals.

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Watch out for Mikaela Davis’s strong debut album, Delivery!

Mikaela Davis is a singer/songwriter from New York who will be releasing her debut album July 13, 2018, under Folk label, Rounder Records. Usually, when a classical trained musician finishes music school they go on and join orchestras and become teachers, but in Mikaela Davis’s case she went on and became a songwriter. After attending music school as a harpist, Mikaela Davis chose an uncommon path for classical music majors and opted for becoming a solo artist and songwriter outside of the realm of classical music. Her music could be labeled as “pop” but it is more complex than that. Besides spending time writing songs Davis also toured a bit supporting acts such as Bon Iver, San Fermin, and the Staves.

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The Wombats, Weezer and the Pixies rock New Orleans’s Champion’s Square

The Pixies’ set proved they haven’t lost what they had in the 80’s and 90’s. Their performance was fantastic, high energy when needed and slow and sentimental at other times. Black Francis’s raspy on-stage banter and guitar solos were far from lacking, and they played a great mix of old Pixies and new Pixies. There wasn’t a dull moment of the set. 

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King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard tear the roof off of Republic New Orleans

Punk rock and neo-psychedelia clash beautifully in the magical wizard-y ways of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.  The Australian seven piece band is an absolute riot, and their shows are as well. At their sold out show at the Republic New Orleans, moshing was not only allowed but very encouraged. Their set was filled with shreddy guitar riffs solos and high caliber drum beats, not a person in the venue wasn’t banging their head to the music.

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Night Riots Play Biggest Headliner to Date at the El Rey Theatre

As an original art-deco theatre and registered Historic-Cultural Monument, the El Rey Theatre is definitely performance ready. Complete with massive chandeliers and an impressive ballroom turned concert hall, the historic venue is a prime setting for making grand memories. With a toe still visibly dipped in the theatrical past, the El Rey also serves as the perfect fit for bands with an exciting stage presence and just the right amount of charismatic flair.

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Fans braved through 113 degree weather at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles to see Australian singer songwriter Vance Joy.

Then it was time for James Gabriel Keogh, better known as Vance Joy. Fans screamed as a curly-haired, guitar-holding silhouette appeared onto the stage. He acknowledged the heat, and thanked the crowd for bearing it for him.

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Pop punk legends New Found Glory "Sick Tour" to support their album "Makes Me Sick" absolutely lived up to the name.

You could tell people were excited, whenever a guitar tech or Tour manager came on stage, the crowd screamed and wooed. The moment the venue went dark, screams coming from every direction, then purple lights flashed, and out came the main event New Found Glory! Seeing countless crowd surfers make their way to the stage, while singing along to "All Downhill From Here. 

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Erra Delivers A High-Energy Sold Out Performance at The Observatory Santa Ana

Post-hardcore quintet, Sianvar, are a busy bunch. With members bringing in talent from their roles in additional bands such as Hail the Sun, A Lot Like Birds, and Stolas, it’s not uncommon for a member to play a double-set when on tour. This time around, it was guitarist, Will Swan (Sianvar and Dance Gavin Dance), who wowed the audience with a stellar opening and headlining performance.

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Becoming a Part of In This Moment Ritual

In this Moment kicked off the new year 2018 with a dark, grungy ritual that the Revolution Live venue was invited to. As the crowd anticipated for the opening bands to come and rock the mic, we were blessed with being in the presence of New Years Day and P.O.D.

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Minus The Bear Celebrate Planet of Ice 10 Year Anniversary with the Observatory

One way to assess the merit of art is longevity. When a record comes along that stands the test of time, you know you’ve got something special. For Minus the Bear, their 2007 LP Planet of Ice has proven itself. Released on Suicide Squeeze Records, Planet of Ice is packed with intricate synthesizers and mathematical riffs. Since April the band has been playing an 8 week tour to mark 10 years since its release. With supporting acts The Coathangers and The New Trust The tour was a special one for fans as it consists of Planet of Ice played in its entirety.

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Emma Hern debuts Electrifying 4 track EP with hints of Nostalgia

Emma Hern is originally from Virginia but after she graduated from Berklee College of Music she moved to Nashville to pursue her musical career further. It is easy to tell in her recently released self-titled EP the influence that Nashville has played in her sound, but that does not mean she is just a country singer. Even though it is possible to hear hints of country on her music there is a wide mix of blues, gospel and rock.

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These bands aren’t missing the frequency: Camp Cope + Petal’s 2nd consecutive sold-out night at Philly’s PhilaMOCA.

Whoever said that Melbourne, Australia’s Camp Cope couldn’t fill up a room is wrong. So wrong that they added extra days before and the start of and after the end of their US co-headlining tour with Petal due to numerous sold out shows. The show had a “to the front” feel as all the bands aren’t fronted by men. Brooklyn’s Oceanator is fronted by Elise Okusami, Camp Cope is all female, and Petal is led by Kiley Lotz. Who was it that said “there just aren’t that many girls in the music scene”? This line-up is proof that non-male led bands are in the music industry and there are plenty of them creating all different types of music.

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Summertime St. Paddys at the Shore

Some have heard of Christmas in July but this past weekend at the Stone Pony Summer Stage hosted what could best be described as St. Paddy’s in June. Beer was flowing and punks were moshing as Celtic punk rockers Dropkick Murphys tore the place up with tourmates Flogging Molly and Jake Burns. Needless to say summertime St. Paddy’s at the shore was a hell of a time.

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