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Music Cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan Community Music Cities Series 

Music Cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Michigan is no stranger to music. Hitsville USA a.k.a. Motown was founded in Detroit. Plenty of Michigan rockers came from the mitten state: Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Diana Ross (The Supremes) Glen Frey (The Eagles), Iggy Pop, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Grand Funk Railroad, The Romantics, Mike Posner, Sufjan Stevens, and the list goes on… While Detroit Rock City gets plenty of high praises for its music (thanks for the 1979 shout-out, KISS), a Western Michigan city is also making a way onto the…

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PLAYLIST: Axeon Cycling Team Alternative Features Indie News Playlists Rock 

PLAYLIST: Axeon Cycling Team

The Axeon Cycling Team is a team for the next generation of cyclists in the world. Our main goal is to develop youth cyclists and get them up to the Pro Tour. In 7 years we have sent 19 riders up to the professional ranks. Our team is comprised of 12 riders all under the age of 23 years old. Being a youth based team, we definitely rely heavily on music to pass the time. Whether we are on the trainer, traveling, or in a long van transfer…music is always…

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5 Songs You Must Hear Before June 2014 Ends Features Indie Lists Metal Playlists Pop Pop Punk Rock 

5 Songs You Must Hear Before June 2014 Ends

Sometimes the world of rock can get noisy and chaotic as hundreds of hopeful up and coming acts, alongside music legends, release new material each month. Don’t fret about filtering through it all though. Here’s a list of five song releases in June that you should listen to before the month comes to a close.

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‘True Blood’ Soundtrack Features My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, And More News 

‘True Blood’ Soundtrack Features My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, And More

The new soundtrack for the HBO series True Blood was released today. Check out the full track and artist listing below. Four of the songs from the album can be streamed for free below and you can purchase a CD here.

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Watch Iggy & The Stooges Perform Two New Songs On Colbert News 

Watch Iggy & The Stooges Perform Two New Songs On Colbert

Punk icons Iggy & the Stooges bought their trademarked raw power to Colbert on Monday night.  Playing with energy that defies age and expectations the group pile-drived through “Burn” and “Job” off their just released Ready to Die.   Check out the video for “Job” after the jump.

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Iggy Pop Talks New Stooges Album; Hints At Return To Solo Career News 

Iggy Pop Talks New Stooges Album; Hints At Return To Solo Career

Punk icon Iggy Pop has spent the better part of the decade touring with his legendary band The Stooges.  On April 30th, the group will release Ready to Die their first since 2007’s The Weirdness and their first with guitarist James Williamson since 1973’s landmark Raw Power.  Still for all the accolades the group has received over the years, Iggy still considers the group outsiders.  “I am curious to see what this album does since it’s definitely not commercial shit,” He tells Rolling Stone. “People know our old songs through…

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Foo Fighters Drummer As Iggy Pop (Photo) News 

Foo Fighters Drummer As Iggy Pop (Photo)

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins isn’t the only member of the band to keep busy during the group’s break. Hawkins plays famed punk rocker Iggy Pop in CBGB which chronicles the New York punk-rock scene in the late 1970s.  The film’s Facebook page has released several promotional photos which includes Hawkins as Iggy (see photo on the side).  The cast also includes Malin Akerman as Blondie’s Debbie Harry.  No release date has been given though the film should be out later this year.

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