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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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Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Headlining Tour

Though they are still busy promoting their latest album The Getaway, rock legends Red Hot Chili Peppers are making plans for next year already. Luckily for fans, these plans involve coming to a city nearby and performing. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will embark on a North American headlining run starting in 2017. The group has stated that there will be more dates added, so do not stress quite yet if you don’t see your city. Check out all of the details in a Facebook post from the band after the…

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce BABYMETAL As Tour Support

If you are heading to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the United Kingdom, you are going to be in for one hell of a show. In addition to the legendary rockers, the group have tapped BABYMETAL as support for their UK trek. The bands will be playing around the country this December, hitting a few stops. Check out all of the dates and details below! You can purchase a concert ticket here (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and here (BABYMETAL) OR buy a CD here (Red Hot Chili Peppers)…

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Lollapalooza 2016 Lineup Announced

Lollapalooza celebrates 25 years this summer with a four-day weekend. From July 28 – July 31, Chicago’s Grant Park will be transformed into a massive festival grounds, with Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem headlining. Other performers include Haim, Lana Del Ray, Ghost, Silversun Pickups, Wavves, Lettuce, and Frank Turner. “I’ve immersed myself in this experience for 25 years now, but it’s in a constant state of evolution, living and breathing. As long as we always try to find the eye of the hurricane, the epicenter of the…

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FEATURED ARTIST: StereoKid Interview & More

There are probably many people out there who haven’t heard of StereoKid. I’m not going to say that’s anyone’s fault in particular, there are a lot of bands out there, and one can only learn about so many at a time. But if you have the chance, check out StereoKid. It’s not only cause they’re some of the most laid back and nice guys around, which they are, they’re also incredibly talented. A little about the band: made up of brothers Greg and Dan Neal, and members Roger Lambert, &…

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Outside Lands Releases 2015 Lineup

Spring has sprung again, and thus Outside Lands has released its 2015 lineup. The 3-day festival will take place August 7-9th in San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park. This year boasts a headlining group of Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, and Wilco. This will be the 8th year of the festival, which has hosted the likes of Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Metallica, Muse, Pearl Jam, Radio Head, and Arcade Fire. Read more to check out the rest of the 2015 lineup. If you…

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WATCH: Nate Ruess “Nothing Without Love”

Nate Ruess, lead vocalist of indie-pop band Fun., has decided to go off on his own solo path while the band goes on hiatus. Monday, Ruess released a video to his new single “Nothing Without Love,” which was released February 23.  The video itself is nearly five minutes long and is inspired by personal events going on in his life. “Nothing Without Love” features guitar riffs by Red Hot Chili Peppers Josh Klinghoffer and background vocals by Swedish indie-pop singer Lykke Li. Check it out below and let us know what you…

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PHOTOS: Guitar Center 25th Annual Drum Off

This past Saturday I attended Guitar Center’s 25th annual Drum Off and I have to tell you—I was really surprised with how much fun it was to cover. First, I took photos at the Red Carpet segment they had. The 5 finalists, Josiah Maddox, Dawud Aasiya-Bey, Jonathan Burks, Shariq Tucker, and Hilario Bell, all came out, and it was a trip seeing them all in their own little zone. It was apparent they were all thinking about the event aead of them whilst waiting to take pictures. Various performers and…

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fun. Teams Up With Converse For Charity

fun. and other artists teamed up with Warner Music Australia and Cool Accidents to create a pair of Converse All Stars that will be auctioned off for charity. The musicians came together through the In Their Shoes Initiative sponsored by Warner Music Australia. The purpose of the initiative is to bring musicians together and hand-design pairs of Converse shoes. There are 70 pairs total created by a wide range of artists including fun., Kimbra, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Macklemore, and many more. Bidding will start on the shoes on October…

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Top 8 Stand-Up Comedy Routines

The Lawsuits were kind enough to share their top 8 stand-up comedy acts with us. View them after the jump and check out The Lawsuits’ music, buy concert tickets and purchase a CD of Cool Cool Cool out October 1, right here. Please follow and like us:

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