Archive for April 20th, 2012

Fitz and the Tantrums Set to Record Again

April 20th, 2012
Over the past three years LA-based soul-pop outfit Fitz and the Tantrums have toured relentlessly behind their breakthrough 2010 debut album Pickin' Up the Pieces But as frontman Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick told Rolling Stone backstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival where they'll play again this weekend the...

Justice on Headlining Both Coachella and Lollapalooza

April 20th, 2012
One of the highlights of Coachella's first week was when French electronic duo Justice took the main stage on Sunday evening just after sundown Gaspard Auge and Xavier De Rosnay played for tens of thousands of fans who yelled in excitement as their trademark giant cross surfaced onstage They'll repeat...

Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus ‘Not Putting Pressure on Myself’

April 20th, 2012
Before her set last weekend at Coachella during which she would flail away with sticks at a pair of hand drums her face painted with warrior stripes Merrill Garbus the multi-instrumentalist who performs as Tune-Yards was ready to make an admission "Bigger festivals have psyched me out in the past"...

Weekend Rock Question: Which Music Icon Should Be Reborn As a Hologram?

April 20th, 2012
The big news from last weekend's Coachella festival was the virtual resurrection of Tupac Shakur as a "hologram" during Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg's headlining performance on Sunday night The image of Shakur that "performed" with Snoop wasn't a true hologram – it was basically an elaborate 2D projection –...

Nickelback Will Perform at 2012 NHL Awards

April 20th, 2012
The NHL has announced that Canadian rockers Nickelback will perform at the league's post-season awards show the NHL Awards The band will play twice on June 20th at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas "As diehard hockey fans we can never get enough of the NHL even when we're on...

Paul Simon Gets a Jazz Infusion From Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center

April 20th, 2012
Paul Simon has never been afraid to take a big musical risk Two years after Simon and Garfunkel broke up at their commercial peak in 1970 he released his self-titled solo debut which kicked off with "Mother and Child Reunion" It was the first time many Americans heard reggae and...

Tour Alert: Rush Return to the Road

April 20th, 2012
RushIn support of their highly anticipated 20th album Clockwork Angels out June 12th Rush have announced a North American tour for this coming fall The band will hit 33 cities beginning on September 7th in Manchester NH and ending on December 2nd in Houston TX 9/7 Manchester NH – Verizon...

Behind the Scenes of Snoop and Dre’s Coachella Triumph

April 20th, 2012
A few nights before Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre closed out the first weekend of this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15th the rap giants held a final rehearsal on the festival stage in Indio California "The vibe was great" says their old friend Warren G...

Behind the Music of Pop Culture Smash ‘My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’

April 20th, 2012
Being the main songwriter of a popular cartoon series means catering your music to an enthusiastic but often fickle audience of children But when the show unexpectedly strikes a chord with an entirely different demographic the job of crafting mass-singalong material gets more complicated Enter the world of Daniel Ingram music...

Secret Service Concludes ‘Solid’ Meeting With Ted Nugent

April 20th, 2012
Following his incendiary comments towards Democrats and President Obama over the weekend Ted Nugent has met with the Secret Service to clear their issues Reuters reports The meeting which happened yesterday in Oklahoma went without incident and appeased both parties "Good solid professional meeting concluding that I have never made any...