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Feature: A Perfect Circle's "Mer de Noms" Turns 15 

A Perfect Circle's debut Mer de Noms turns 15 in 2015. To this day, there's still a palpable mystique surrounding the first album from vocalist Maynard James Keenan [Tool, Puscifer] and guitarist Billy Howerdel [Ashes Divide]. It's one of those records that made a gigantic impact

Mighty Oaks to Release "Howl" in April 

Ready to hear a Howl? Well, you will, when Berlin-based rock outfit Mighty Oaks drop their U.S. debut album Howl on April 14 via Astralwerks. [iTunes link] Check out "Brother" below. They are touring with Milky Chance, too! Mighty Oaks Tour Dates: April 09 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern* April

The Dollyrots Are Touring This Summer 

Time to put on your Chuck Taylors and get set for an irresistible tour trek, as The Dollyrots gear up to hit the road with friends Bowling for Soup for summer and fall U.S. dates. The punk pair of Kelly Ogden [vocals, bass] and Luis Cabezas [guitar, vocals] are bringing someone else

The Preatures Are Touring 

Australian five-piece band The Preatures will make a welcomed return to North America this spring in continued support of their critically acclaimed debut album Blue Planet Eyes. They are awesome… or "ausome!" Thanks, we'll be here all week. Fronted by Isabella "Izzi" Manfredi on vocals and keys,

Earth, Wind & Fire Touring With Chicago This Summer 

Classic rock acts Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago will embark on their co-headlining summer tour, dubbed "Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire – Heart and Soul Tour 2015." "One of the most exciting things about the show is when both bands perform at the end of the concert," Lee Loughnane of Chicago said.

Hank Williams, Jr. & Colt Ford Set for NRA Country Jam 

Hank Williams, Jr. and Colt Ford will light up lower Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, April 10 for the Fifth Annual NRA Country Jam, presented by Bushnell with Folds of Honor. The concert is free and open to the public and it will rock the streets of Music City and is sure to be a great

Listen Up: LACES "Love Me Sober" 

LACES is a collaborative project formed by Jessie Poland, best known as Charlotte Sometimes. She was a contestant on The Voice. Now she is LACES and this is "Love Me Sober." It's intoxicating for sure. We love LACES and Charlotte Sometimes, and Jessie Poland! Whew. That's a lot of names and a lot of

Have You Heard About the Fender Accelerator Tour? 

The Fender Accelerator Tour, a new initiative from Fender tackling the challenges that often prevent emerging musicians from touring, is live and launched. It's super cool, especially if you are in a newly touring band and know the uphill challenges that come with that status in life. Touring in

A$AP Rocky Reveals New Album Title 

A$AP Rocky revealed that his new album is called…. Wait for it, wait for it… now! At.Long.Last.ASAP. The platter will include features from Lykke Li, FKA Twigs and Clams Casino. It is due out later this year and was produced by Danger Mouse, and will be released "soon." Wild for the night, f**k
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