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Avril Lavigne Reverses “No Touch” Policy– For A Price

In the past, pop singer Avril Lavigne instituted a strict no touching policy with fans at paid meet and greets. Extremely awkward photos resulted, and Lavigne received quite a bit of criticism for it last month within the media. Check out one of the photos, uploaded by reddit user streeter5000, below. According to TMZ, however, the singer appears to have reversed this policy at a concert in Los Angeles last week for fans who paid a whopping $200 to meet her and have a photo taken. What do you think? Necessary precaution…

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SXSW: Behind The Scenes With The Trash Pop Icons

I think it’s safe to say that SXSW is a like the great pilgrimage to mecca, but the pilgrims are musicians and music fans, and mecca is 6th street in downtown Austin, TX. As we sat at a bar in SFO, waiting to board our flight, we met a young girl equally as tired and excited as we were to share our flight full of musicians and industry professionals, and join the madness that was scheduled to begin hours before we landed.  We quickly found out that, unlike us, this was…

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SHOW REVIEW: Boston Calling, September

In its second triumph, Boston Calling has returned to dazzle music fans with a lavish mix of indie rock, hip-hop, EDM, and everything in between in a two-day takeover of City Hall Plaza. As I enter the grounds, the setup is already worlds better than it was this past May. The process is quick, easy, and painless, with the added perk of a separate entrance for media and a setup that puts the two stages directly across from each other, allowing fans to easily migrate from one to the next without…

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fun. Announces Alternative Break Tour

fun. has announced their Alternative Break Tour, which will allow fans to journey along with the band during three dates of their tour. The fans will get to work with non-profit organizations during the day and enjoy the band’s live show at night. Check out all the information you need to know in order to apply after the jump. You can also purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Passenger “Let Her Go” Live In Vancouver

On a beautiful summer day outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, Mike Rosenberg, better known to music fans around the world as Passenger, plugged in his guitar and played a set for a quickly gathered lunch crowd in downtown Vancouver, BC. Below is a video of “Let Her Go.” Passenger is on tour right now in the US and there are still tickets available for a few of the shows. View tour dates below and buy concert tickets or purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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Pussy Riot To Appeal Convictions To Russian Supreme Court

The now infamous members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, whose only real crime was having a disgusting band name, are going to appeal their charges to the Russian Supreme Court according to the latest news from Billboard.  Two members of the band, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, were sentenced to two years in prison for breach of public order motivated by religious hatred for their “punk prayer” protest of everyone’s favorite power hungry world leader Vladdy Putin.  As of now the appeal has no set date.  The band’s story has generated…

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Hopeless Records Launches Auction To Benefit Boston’s “The One Fund”

Hopeless Records/Sub City have launched several eBay auctions to benefit The One Fund Boston, with help from artists such as The Wonder Years, All Time Low, The Dangerous Summer and more. You can find a message from Hopeless Records with all the details after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Man Overboard Announce Weekly Radio Show

Man Overboard have announced a weekly radio show on Idobi. You can find more details after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Paramore Post-Studio Album Update

Hayley Williams has posted a blog, following the band’s wrap up in the studio. Check it out below. One week that I hardly even remember since we finished the record. I use the term “finished” lightly because even while I’m typing all this I’m listening to an unfinished mix of one of the new songs. The guys and I still have approvals of all those to go through, album art, masters… is this boring to read yet? Well, at least let me tell you this before we all from excitement…

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