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Spotlight on Summer Concerts

May 13th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Bonnaroo Music Festival
During the summer of 2011, plenty of music will be playing across this great land of ours. While by no means an exhaustive list of summer tours, we're shining our spotlight on some of the hottest tickets of the hottest season. Whatever your musical taste or monetary budget, there's bound to be something for everyone.

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U2 - One of this summer's most highly-anticipated events is U2's 360º Tour, especially considering that many fans have been waiting with tickets in hand since last summer, when the North American leg of the tour was postponed due to Bono's back injury. The tour begins wit...
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Taylor Swift Featured In 'Band Hero'; New Songs Announced

October 2nd, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Taylor Swift, Band Hero, Band Hero Song List
Video game players and music fans alike can now get closer to Band Hero's in-game playable character Taylor Swift than ever before, as they can perform as the music icon to her fan-favorite chart-topping hits "You Belong With Me," "Picture To Burn" and "Love Story" in the biggest music event to hit living rooms this holiday season - "Band Hero". Today, Activision puts fans front and center in the concert of a lifetime, as they debut Swift's never-before-seen in-game performances in "Band Hero", the perfect game for family and friends to jam out and sing along to their favorite tunes togethe...
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Death Cab For Cutie Light A Fire With New Video; Spring Tour Begins April 7

March 8th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Death Cab for Cutie
Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has unveiled a must-see new video for "Grapevine Fires," one of the stand-out tracks on their RIAA gold certified Grammy nominated Narrow Stairs.

"Grapevine Fires" was initially inspired by DCFC vocalist/guitarist Ben Gibbard's up-close-and-personal encounter with 2007's California wildfires. The song - which was recently included on "Change Is Now: Restoring America's Promise," the official commemorative CD-DVD set celebrating President Barack Obama's historic inauguration - motivated Walter Robot to create an animated short film which bri...
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Check Out The Airborne Toxic Event's 'Sometime Around Midnight'; Debut Out Aug. 5

July 22nd, 2008 6:00pm EDT
The Airborne Toxic Event
When The Airborne Toxic Event took the stage at Spaceland in Silver Lake on January 31st of this year, the 400-capacity venue was a madhouse. In the entryway, patrons squeezed in and pled their cases to the door girl. Another 400 people queued impatiently along the sidewalk outside, forming a massive line that snaked down Silver Lake Boulevard, surrounding the venue on all sides.

It was the final night of the band's five-week residency at the legendary Eastside venue, and all that month, when they weren't rehearsing or performing, they were busy self-recording their first full-length a...
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Cold War Kids Announce New Album Details; Tour Dates

July 16th, 2008 6:06pm EDT
Cold War Kids
After giving fans a taste of what's to come at last month's stellar Celebrate Brooklyn performance, Cold War Kids announce details of their highly anticipated sophomore album.

An impressive and lushly textured follow-up to their critically acclaimed robbers & cowards (2006), Loyalty To Loyalty will be released on Downtown Records in September '08.

While staying true to their bluesy roots, Loyalty To Loyalty marks a huge musical progression for the band. The Long Beach, CA, 4-piece have created something of a masterpiece; a 13 track album brimming with the poignant, intimate narrat...
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Nicole Atkins Kicks Off Tour Jan. 25

January 13th, 2008 1:30pm EST
Nicole Atkins
Nicole Atkins is set to kick off her 2008 US Tour at New York's Bowery Ballroom on January 25th. Stay tuned for the all new video for Nicole's upcoming single, "Maybe Tonight", directed by Josh Forbes (The Shins, Cold War Kids). "Maybe Tonight" is the second single from her full-length LP, Neptune City.

Tour Dates:

January 25 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY

February 14 - Algonquin Arts - Manasquan, NJ

February 15 - T.T. The Bear's - Cambridge, MA

February 16 - Soundlab (Big Orbits Soundlab) - Buffalo, NY

February 17 - Lee's Palace - Toronto, ONT

February 19 - Beachland ...
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'This Is Next' Compilation Series To Highlight The Best Music From Independent Artists

August 27th, 2007 8:05pm EDT
This Is NEXT
This Is NEXT is a new compilation series showcasing today's best independent artists. Based on the model of the popular NOW That's What I Call Music series and inspired by the success of 2004's Garden State soundtrack (which largely featured independent artists and sold over 1 million units), This Is NEXT will be curated biannually by a different label in the ADA stable.

ADA president Andy Allen sums the compilation's relevance best by saying, "Indie music has entered the mainstream. Hollywood and Madison Avenue are increasingly using tracks from indie artists in their projects, and yo...
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Lollapalooza 2007 Lineup Announced

April 12th, 2007 12:13pm EDT
Pearl Jam
Tickets are now officially on sale for Lollapalooza 2007, August 3-5 in Chicago’s Grant Park. Among the 120-plus artists are behemoths Pearl Jam — in their sole U.S. show this year — as well as Daft Punk, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Muse, Iggy and the Stooges, Interpol, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party, Snow Patrol, The Roots, Paolo Nutini, Femi Kuti and The Positive Force, and many more.

The 2006 edition of Lollapalooza filled Grant Park with more than 166,000 attendees of every stripe—figuratively and literally—...
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Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Announces Initial 2007 Lineup

February 14th, 2007 12:38pm EST
Police
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2007 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The sixth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 14-17 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville.

A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2007 lineup will total over 100 bands and 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through bonnaroo.com on Friday, February 23 at 12:00 PM ...
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Hot British & International Pop for 2007

January 5th, 2007 1:58pm EST
The Gossip
2006 was packed with fresh talent. New artists like Corinne Bailey Rae, The Arctic Monkeys and The Feeling stormed the UK, as well as the international music scene, bringing with them new sounds and never-before seen achievements.

Arctic Monkeys made music history, when their LP ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ became the fastest-selling debut album in the UK chart history. A spokesman for musical retailer HMV commented: “In terms of sheer impact we haven’t seen anything quite like this since the Beatles.”

The band found their popularity on the internet, after demo ...
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Upcoming Guests On The 'Late Show With David Letterman'

December 9th, 2006 8:00am EST
Matt Damon
Coming up next week and beyond on the Late Show With David Letterman:

Monday, Dec. 11

Actor Matt Damon; journalist/talk show host Barbara Walters

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Howard Stern; musical guest Gwen Stefani

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Kid Scientists; talk show host Regis Philbin

Thursday, Dec. 14

Actor Will Smith; musical guests Evanescence

Friday, Dec. 15

Actor Clint Eastwood; actor Matthew Fox

Monday, Dec. 18

Actor Ben Stiller

Tuesday, Dec. 19

Singer/actress Beyonce; Survivor: Cook Islands winner; sportscaster Marv Albert

Wednesday, Dec. 20...
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Cold War Kids Release "Robbers & Cowards;" Listen Here

October 16th, 2006 12:06pm EDT
Cold War Kids
Cold War Kids – Matt Aveiro (drums) , Matt Maust (bass), Jonnie Russell (guitar), Nathan Willett (vocals/piano) – began in the fall of '04 with jangly guitar, handclaps, and a Harmony amp in a storage room atop a restaurant in Fullerton, CA. Using songs of Dylan, Billie Holiday, and the Velvet Underground as a road map, they listened to their tiny inner voice to manipulate and structure their honest musical style. In 2005/2006 Cold War Kids self-released three six song EP's (Mulberry Street, Up in Rags, and With our Wallets Full) and toured relentlessly, sometimes with compadres Tapes ‘n Ta...
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