When powerhouse Burbank radio station KROQ recruits performers for its numerous and wildly popular annual multi-act charity festivals, groups will usually do whatever it takes to be a part of the…
Legendary punk band "reunited." "Reunited" must be in quotes as the show was not as advertised. For the first third, the music dated from outside the time frame in the ad -- and for most of the…
Formed in the mid-1970s to explore South Indian music and revived in the late '90s with a mandolin and electric guitar front line, Remember Shakti continues to deliver invigorating and intense…
Earl Thomas is the soul music discovery of 2003. His latest recording, "Soul'd!," on the young yet first-rate Memphis Intl. label, is a reminder that great Southern music informed by gospel and the…
The RIAA has added another P2P network to its list of legal targets, filing suit against Israeli company iMesh in federal court in New York last week.
Crooner Macy Gray will be making a weekly appearance on the new Alicia Silverstone skein "Miss Match" -- sort of.
Care to add a little twang on that next rendition of "New York, New York"? The Country Music Assn. is considering a proposal to move its Country Music Awards to New York City from Nashville in 2005…
Nobody will ever accuse Liz Phair of being a dynamic performer. Her appearance at the Avalon had all the appeal of watching someone give a deposition. (In fairness, it should be noted that this is an…
After four decades in the music business, pop singer Gene Pitney is making his first appearance as a Sin City headliner.
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