Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a British rock fan? Going to be in the UK in late December? We've got the perfect gift - tickets to see Status Quo on their recently-announced, 11-date United Kingdom tour! (It's the gift that keeps on giving). This early-winter set of shows kicks off in Liverpool at the Echo Arena and continues through Birmingham, Plymouth, Brighton, Nottingham, London (at the O2 Arena), and finishes…
To be indie is a strange thing. An independent band usually echews labels, fame, and fortune just for the sake of making music. When that fame eventually comes, are you still considered indie? Or a shell of your former anarchic selves? Well, really, who cares? Do you rock? - that should be the main criteria. The following bands are perfect examples of rocking through some sort of counter-culture, being able to maintain a level…
Who can define the genre of rock music? From its origins in Chuck Berry, Elvis, and Bill Haley to today's chart-topping The Killers, Muse, Nickelback (well, maybe), and Kings of Leon, rock runs the gamut from head-banging to toe-tapping. The unfortunate fact about today's music business calendar is that it revolves more around a series of singles than a complete ten-track musical story, each song bleeding into the next so the…
The term "indie" means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Is music dubbed indie (aka independent) because of a sound? A feeling? A series of instruments? A look? Or just a way of thinking? Does your band have to have a "the" before a noun to be considered? Do you have to perform at copious amounts of music festivals? Maybe you just have to be a recluse.
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Attention, North American Jonas Brothers fans—no longer will you need to sob to episodes of Married With Jonas to get your fix of Joe, Nick, and Kevin (and maybe Frankie, the "bonus Jonas"). Following their sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall and the Pantages Theatre and a successful run in Latin America, the Jonai have announced their first North American tour in three years! The “Jonas Brothers Live Tour” will kick…
"People Are Crazy"
"Must Be Doin' Something Right"
"Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer"
"Love Done Gone"
Perennial DJ favorite A-Trak is touring this spring, bringing his diverse skills to the April Fools Club Tour. This short tour kicks off on Los Angeles, followed by Vancouver (can’t forget our Canadian friends!), San Diego, LA again (so nice he’s playing there twice), Coachella, Boston, Toronto, Providence, and culminates in a New York, New York show at Webster Hall. Special guests on the tour include GTA and Oliver – check…
"Here In The Real World"
"Don't Rock The Jukebox"
"Friends in Low Places"
"Sure Be Cool If You Did"
"The More I Drink"
"Don't Make Me"
"Nobody But Me"
Singer, rocker, partyman, and spokesman for Playtex (seriously), Andrew W.K., is obviously a Renaissance man (do you know how hard it is to shill wipes?), but he's about to embark on one of his biggest ventures: a solo tour, The Human Party Machine Solo Tour, to be exact. The artist's first ever solo tour, Andrew W.K. will make his way around the country with just a microphone, a keyboard, and throngs of screaming, head-banging…
"The Trouble With Girls"
"Water Tower Town"
"I Love You This Big"
"Mama's Broken Heart"
"Bring Me Down"
"You'll Think Of Me"
"Making Memories Of Us"
"Long Hot Summer"
Not all bands are so lucky as to have a wide-ranging and critically-acclaimed career. Much like a fine wine, the men of Modest Mouse have aged exceptionally well. To celebrate the fact that they’ve been making sweet, sweet (well, sometimes loud and pleasantly-jarring) music, Modest Mouse has unveiled a short list of summer headlining shows in the UK.The tour opens on July 8 in Brighton, and then moves to Bristol, Leeds, Manchester,…