Crowdsourced Video: Bon Jovi Performing Wanted Dead or Alive

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Bon Jovi played London's Hyde Park last month (July, 5) and YouTube user 45BonJovi has combined fan footage and official live audio to create a video of the band performing "Wanted Dead or Alive." Is this awesome or not? Watch the video below and judge for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hY5DNAvJetA Read More

Halestorm – Deluxe Room at Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN – 08-06-2013

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As many times as I've seen Halestorm over the past three years, they never disappoint, they always put on an amazing show. Lzzy Hale continues to defy the rock greats with vocal abilities that stand out time after time. Halestorm was doing a solo tour this time around, made a stop at the Deluxe Room at the Old National Center in Indianapolis Indiana, to a sold out show. Halestorm started back in 2009 and I think I've been seeing them live since 2011, ... Read More

Fountains Of Wayne Hitting The Road w/ Soul Asylum and Evan Dando

Categories: News, Tour Dates

Summerland, part three? Not exactly, but your chances to find out if Stacy's Mom still has it going on just got a bit better as Fountains of Wayne will be hitting the road with Soul Asylum and Evan Dando this fall.  As of right now this tour seems to focus East Coast heavy, but we are told that future dates and without a doubt in the works. So prepare yourself for one more night of 90s nostalgia and check out the dates below ... Read More

An Evening with CAKE – Sandpoint, Idaho – 8/2/13

Categories: Festivals, Reviews

On an overcast August evening, on the bank of Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced: pond-o-ray) in Idaho, I came face-to-face with what I had considered to be my white whale. I was about to see a band that, for years, would play a few shows in the Pacific Northwest but, for some reason, those shows would fall on days that made it difficult for me to attend. This night, however, was my night. It was my night to check that band off my list, to ... Read More

Avenged Sevenfold, Ghost and Deftones Hitting the Road Together

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Avenged Sevenfold is hitting the road in support of their new record, Hail To The King, due out August 27th. Fans of the band are more than thrilled. You know who else is thrilled? Fans of Deftones as well as fans of Ghost, both bands who will be on tour with A7X this fall, hitting arena's in major markets not named New York or California. To check out where to catch this gig, take a look at the dates below.  Head over ... Read More

Phish Lay Out Fall Tour Dates

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Coming to an end of another summer tour that contained no shortage of weather surprises and set stoppages, the Phish from Vermont have announced east coast shows for this upcoming fall.  Multi-night stints planned for Hampton, Worchester  and the finale begins on  Halloween in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall.  Phans invading casinos, I'm sure the high rollers at the blackjack tables can't wait. Always a lottery of some sort, because too many of you want these. You can go here to enter yourself ... Read More

The Postal Service Celebrate 10 Years Of ‘Give Up’ In Los Angeles

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At the ripe age of 34, I have seen the music industry reinvent itself on more than one occasion. While I was fortunate enough to begin my musical identity right as Nirvana was taking off, it is my honest opinion that there are only a few perfect records created. One of these perfect albums just so happened to be released as I entered my second decade of musical snobbery. That album is called Give Up and as it now enters its second ... Read More

One Republic – Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO – 7-20-2013

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  This was my first time seeing One Republic live, I've heard all their songs, got all the albums, but still hadn't had a chance to see them perform. They were amazing to say the least. One Republic is a pop rock band that comes from Colorado Springs. They're composed of Ryan Tedder (lead singer), Zach Filkins (guitar) , Drew Brown, Eddie Fisher and Brent Kutzie all of which make up one awesome live performance. They have two sets of drums on stage alongside a piano, cello, and a ... Read More

Watch Sir Paul McCartney Jam with Nirvana at Safeco Field

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Last night (7/19/13) at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA, Sir Paul McCartney was joined by the remaining members of Nirvana and treated fans to "Helter Skelter," "Cut Me Some Slack," and "Get Back." Video credits: Trent Moorman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJocv88YLrA&feature=youtube_gdata_player Read More

Stone Temple Pilots Hitting The Road This Fall In America

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With Scott Weiland and the band currently suing one another, Stone Temple Pilots won't let that stop them from hitting the road this Fall with Chester Bennington (of Linkin Park fame) taking over frontman duties. The band will be supported by Filter, who oddly enough served as the opening band for STP at the infamous PNC Bank Arts Center show in New Jersey where Weiland came out an hour late just days into the band's reunion tour. Chances are, that won't happen ... Read More

Rancid Heads Back to Seattle (Not Olympia), WA – 7/12/13

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Thenaturalstoner is in Seattle this weekend for Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sub Pop Records. As a pre-festival warm up, our lovable pal headed over to the Showbox Sodo last night to catch punk legends Rancid. "Rancid was loud and full of energy," says thenaturalstoner. "Everyone was pumped, and the room was packed. It fuck'n rocked." The second night, of a two-night run in Seattle, Rancid delivered a massive set-list, opening with Roots Radicals and closing with Time Bomb. Radio kicked ... Read More

Sevendust – Deluxe – Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN – 07-12-13

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Sevendust has arrived, what can I say they never ever disappoint when it comes to a show. They rocked the Deluxe room in Indianapolis last night so hard, Clint's guitar was sweating, it was an amazing performance. As usual I was the first in line, which I was slightly sad about as their was no one there, but they did have VIP and a signing at a record store before the show, so people did start to filter in. In going to these ... Read More

Flyleaf – Pops Nightclub – Sauget, IL – 07-11-13

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This was the first time that I have seen Flyleaf, so I can't judge on who is the better singer Lacey or Kristen, but I do know that Kirsten can fill Lacey's shoes and did an amazing job singing old songs, and brand new ones.   Anyone that is a fan of Flyleaf knows the story, although I think several at the show last night did not. One girl made the statement, "that's not flyleaf, you are some chick" well that "chick" is "Kristen ... Read More

Stars in Stereo Acoustic – Deluxe, Indianapolis, IN 07-10-13

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This is the second time I've seen Stars in Stereo live, the first was in Chicago they were opening for Bullet for my Valentine, on the Hard Drive tour, of course that tour included Halestorm as well, another female rocker that can blast the boys out of the water with her vocals.  Rebecca, or (Becca), the lead singer for Stars in Stereo is no exception, she to, has a vocal range that ranks right up their with the greats. Stars in Stereo was ... Read More

Mudhoney Stop By Jimmy Fallon

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The last time Mudhoney were on broadcast television, so was Conan. It was also a time Clinton was getting neck in the oval office and the guy writing this may or may not have been eight years old. Fast forward to today and Mudhoney, just hours away from playing their space needle gig in Seattle (info here)-just weeks after returning from the UK with METZ and The Meat Puppets the boys decided to stop by Jimmy Fallon to perform 'I Like It ... Read More

Lineup for Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 Revealed

Categories: Festivals

Fun Fun Fun Fest comes back strong this year. Bands like Television (!), MGMT, and Both Black Flag and FLAG are just the tip of the iceberg hitting Auditorium Shores this November 8-10th in Austin, TX. Other notables include Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore's Chelsea Light Moving, The Dismemberment Plan, Death Grips , Kathleen Hanna's the Julie Ruin,Johnny Marr, Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Lupe Fiasco, and many many more.   This year's festival plans on featuring expanded comedy and action sports sections, which they'll tell us about on ... Read More

Fleetwood Mac – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA 6/29/13

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The Spokane Arena was rocking last Saturday night as fans packed the house to see the legendary Fleetwood Mac perform a nearly 2.5 hour-long set, which included hit after hit from their more than four decade-long career. Prior to the show, the Spokane Arena posted to their facebook page that the band had requested that no one take photos or video during the show. But rules are made to be broken, right? So I placed my camera down low and tried to be ... Read More

She & Him – Aragon Ballroom – 06-29-2013 – Chicago, IL

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Going into this concert I really wasn’t sure who Zooey Deschanel was, nor had I seen her on TV or any of the movies that she starred in, but I will say that Zooey does have an appeal to her, and a voice that ranks up there with the best. She & Him made their way to Chicago, Saturday night to play the Aragon, which was a lovely setting for Zooey’s voice, which has a harmoniousness soothing tone to it when she sings. We ... Read More

Ume Announce String Of Summer East Coast Tour Dates

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Austin rock trio Ume are hitting the road this summer. With shows featuring And You Will Know Us By The Trail of The Dead, The Vandelles and Wild Flag depending on what date you decide to hit. The band kicks things off at Spaceman Ballroom in Hamden, CT  on July 10th and finishes up in DC just 17 days later.  You can view all the dates below, and if you're looking for advance tickets, look no further than this link. Ume Summer East Coast ... Read More

Arctic Monkeys Reveal Fall North American Tour Dates

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Arctic Monkeys are releasing their 5th studio record, AM, on September 10th (via Domino Records). Five days after that album drops, the boys will embark on month long trek of the US (book ended with a lead off Toronto date and finishing up in Mexico) in support of the latest effort. Festival stops at Music Midtown, Austin City Limits and Capital Corona in Mexico. Major markets like Chicago and LA are also hit while the furthest east the band gets is Philadelphia. ... Read More

Candlebox – The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL 6-18-2013

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I will admit this was my first time seeing Candlebox live in concert, but I have known and listened to them for the amount of time they have been out, over 20 years according to Kevin Martin, as he did say "this will be the last time you hear me scream this, I'm taking a break" during one of there songs. They do put on a great performance, but I was also there to see The Miggs. We got to the venue around ... Read More

Music Midtown 2013 Announces Lineup

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Enjoy as many festivals as you can this year, because ticket sales tell us that next year we'll have a lot less of these things here in America.  This September 20th and 21st, Peidmont Park in Atlanta brings you a pretty solid lineup for Music Midtown 2013.  Acts you care about include : Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Weezer, Jane’s Addiction, Tegan & Sara, Cake, 2 Chainz, Imagine Dragons, Black Lips, Reignwolf, Capital ... Read More

Lineups Announced for Riot Fest 2013 (all three of them!)

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Chicago's Riot Fest is expanding yet again this year, heading to Toronto and Denver and those lineups have been announced, but that's not even the big news here. Everyone hates surprise headliners including this guy, but  when your festival announced that The Replacements are that surprise then it most certainly lives up to the hype.  So in order, let's go over how this is all going down in a few months. As you can see in the above poster, Riot Fest Toronto is ... Read More

Tenacious D Announces Festival Supreme Coming To Santa Monica This Fall

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Festival Supreme. It's the new comedy and music festival that Jack Black and Kyle Gass, are throwing Oct. 19 on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Ca.  The day will feature appearances from Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, Fred Arminsen and Triumph the Insult Dog are just some of the names you'll be getting to see if you're lucky enough to be in CA this October. Pre-sale starts Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET (password is SUPREME on Ticketmaster.com) and tickets will be released ... Read More

Queens of the Stone Age Reveal Tour Dates This Fall in North America

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  So if you've heard ...Like Clockwork then it's probably going to be blasting out of your speakers and headphones for the next couple of weeks. It's alright, that's what great records make you do. You know what they also make you do? Go see the band live, and Queens Of The Stone Age are giving some lucky cities that chance this fall. Check out all non-festival tour dates below. Spoiler alert. No New York or California. See the bands full tour itinerary by clicking ... Read More

Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson 6/6/13 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, California

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  The legendary shockstar, Alice Cooper, and The Antichrist Superstar, Marilyn Manson both set out for the inevitable opportunity for the two of them to tour together for the Masters of Madness Shock Therapy tour. I had just seen Marilyn Manson in February and I had an urge soon after to see him again but I didn't think he'd come around again for a while so when I heard he was coming back so soon, I jumped at the opportunity. This was my ... Read More