American Country Music

American Country Music
What is now known as “country music” in the United States, Canada, and much of Europe has gone by a variety of monikers since the first recordings of the genre were made in the early 1920s—including “hillbilly,” “old familiar tunes,” and …

Country Music in Los Angeles: Where to Listen, Play, and Two-Step
If you live and breathe country music, you’re not alone. The booming industry caters to plenty of talented popular artists who always have something new to contribute. Places like Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, and Kentucky are best known for their love of …

VIDEO: First Listen – New Music from Country Music Star Shania Twain!
‘Now’ is the new album from country music star Shania Twain. The record drops September 29th. Pre-order now at Purchase Shania Twain’s latest music: Below, check out a first listen to …
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Latest K Pop News

Pretty in Plastic — K-Pop and Korea’s Plastic Surgery Boom
IT’S NO SECRET K-pop has spiked in popularity in recent years. According to Korea JoongAng Daily USA, by 2010, over 900 K-pop videos on YouTube by South Korea’s top three media companies had received over 500 million hits from Asia alone. (This was …
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K-Pop Group BTS Reveals Its Biggest Beauty Secrets for Glowing Skin
Last month, BTS, a K-Pop group from Seoul, cemented itself in American pop culture by winning the Top Social Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards. The second the boy band hit the magenta red carpet, thousands were exposed to the wonders of K-Pop.
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K-Pop takes America: how South Korea’s music machine is conquering the world
Walking into the DoubleTree Hotel in Irvine, California, the Verge team was greeted by representatives from K-Pop United, a world-wide fan organization. The Los Angeles chapter was apparently quite new, and the three reps (two young women and one young man …
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Latest Concerts News

Concerts of the week in Phoenix: Kendrick Lamar, Deftones, Rise Against, Shawn Mendes
Concerts of the week in Phoenix: Kendrick Lamar, Deftones, Rise Against, Shawn Mendes Kendrick Lamar, Deftones with Rise Against, Shawn Mendes and Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Phillips are among the concerts of the week for Phoenix. Check out this story on …

Louisville Summer Concerts kick off with Nosotros
The annual Louisville Summer Concerts in the Park returns for its free, month-long series of music. The event kicks off today with the New Mexico-based Nosotros, whose Latin rhythms incorporate elements of rock, salsa and jazz. The series runs through July …
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Few things to keep in mind before going to summer concerts
After scouring the Internet for an upcoming concert, you’ve finally found one to attend. But what’s the next step? What exactly constitutes an enjoyable concert experience? There are many factors to consider before the lights dim and the music starts.
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Video Footage Of DELAIN Bassist’s Testicle-Rupturing Stage Mishap

Video Footage Of DELAIN Bassist’s Testicle-Rupturing Stage Mishap
Bassist Otto Schimmelpenninck of Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN is recovering after undergoing surgery for a ruptured testicle, suffered during the band’s November 26 performance in Birmingham, England. Schimmelpenninck writes on Facebook: “After what …
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List of 10 richest bassists in music revealed
The wealthiest bassists in music in 2014 have been revealed, featuring the less surprising likes of Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and Sting – but there are a few surprises in there. After the 12 highest paid DJs were revealed by Forbes earlier this week …
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8 Great iOS Apps For Guitarists & Bassists
iOS is the musician’s mobile platform of choice, thanks to the low-latency rock-solid foundations laid by Apple and an incredible number of apps and accessories. If you’re looking for iPhone and iPad apps to enhance the time you spend with your four …
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Here I go again: Why ‘Mamma Mia!’ and other jukebox musicals keep coming back to KC

Here I go again: Why ‘Mamma Mia!’ and other jukebox musicals keep coming back to KC
This weekend, the music of ABBA will fill Starlight Theatre in the touring production of Broadway’s “Mamma Mia!” Next week, it’s hits by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in “Jersey Boys.” And the week after? Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and …
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The 21 Best Movie Musicals Of The 21st Century
Amazon / New Line Cinema / Amplify / Miramax / 20th Century Fox / ScreenCrush Edit The pictures that are here run the gamut from naturalism to exaggeration, and from mainstream hits to arty experiments. What they have in common is that their songs are at …
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A-List: Five Best Musicals of All Time
We are essentially days away from restarting (yes, already) awards season. The Telluride and Toronto’s film festivals have started or are around the corner. Few things are more fraught with folly than trying to predict the Oscars – except, perhaps …
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Latest Reggae News

27th Annual Jazz Reggae Festival
The 27th Annual Jazz Reggae Festival will be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 and 27, and will feature artists such as Common, Santigold, Ziggy Marley, Jhene Aiko and others. Jazz Reggae is a two-day festival, the largest student-run music festival in …
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Reggae beats from the basement
Summary: The Mumbai-based trio has two albums under its belt — Bombay Bassment and Bombay Bassment X FUNC VIP —as well as an appearance at Glaston-bury where they opened for Snoop Dogg. The urban music and reggae champs Bombay Bass-ment have been …

Reggae Sumfest Celebrates Jamaica at 50
At the Olympics opening ceremonies, commentators repeatedly pointed out all the competing countries that belonged to the British Commonwealth once upon a time. In fact, a photo of the stern-faced Queen, captioned with “Look at all these countries I used …
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Gods of Alternative to rock Sonic Boom 2014

Gods of Alternative to rock Sonic Boom 2014
The multi-talented Jack White will headline the sixth annual Sonic Boom festival, now expanded to three … White, a God of the sort of alternative rock celebrated by the festival producers at Sonic 102.9 FM radio, will be touring behind his forthcoming …
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Sister Hazel to headline Rock-n-Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Sister Hazel, a popular alternative rock band, is to headline the 2016 Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon finish line festival at the 17th Street beach stage on September 4. The half marathon takes place in partnership with the American …
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Tori Amos: Alternative rock’s wild child turns 50
August 3, 2014, 2:35 AM | Elizabeth Palmer travels to Ireland for an at-home visit with one of the world’s most provocative singer-songwriters, who talks about her latest album, “Unrepentant Geraldines,” and of being a mother.
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Aaralyn + Izzy of Murp Critique Female Extreme Metal Vocalists [Exclusive Video]

Aaralyn + Izzy of Murp Critique Female Extreme Metal Vocalists [Exclusive Video]
Women have become an increasingly influential breath of fresh air within the metal community. As female musicians gain greater prevalence, they influence the next generation of metalheads, two of which are vocalist Aaralyn and drummer Izzy from the …
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So um, apparently Madonna called Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone mediocre in a letter.
Yes, Madonna is the best selling female recording artist (And touring too … Whitney got respect from what she does because she is a singer singer but madonna felt that as she had to work 1000x harder than Whitney to get the same respect that Whitney …

Powerhouse female vocalists of K-Pop
You know dem powerhouse vocalists, the divas of the K-Pop sphere, who can belt out any song and any note, no matter how high or low, with ease to deliver a punch with every performance! Usually characterized by slightly husky vocals and rich depth …
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Classic Rockers Dominate ‘Richest Bassists’ List

Classic Rockers Dominate ‘Richest Bassists’ List
They hold down the low end, but many of them are living the high life. A new list compiles the Top 10 Richest Bassists in the World, and there are many of our favorites among them. This countdown can be found over at a website fittingly called the Richest.
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Science Proves Bassists Are The Most Important Part Of A Band
How many bass player jokes have you heard (or made) in your lifetime? For the general population, I guess, bass players tend to fade into the background. I mean, it’s gotta be hard to compete with that attractive, energetic singer/guitar player standing …
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The 10 Greatest Rock Bassists of All Time
Last week, Neph Basedow wrote her list of the 11 greatest female rock bass players and she took a little heat for it, including some from me. But, she also got a lot right. At the very least, she highlighted the most under-appreciated musician in rock …
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Latest Concerts News

Read This Before You Share Your “10 Concerts” Post on Facebook
It may seem harmless, but if you are participating it the latest Facebook “quiz” making the rounds, you could be putting your security at risk. Social media users have been posting a list of concerts they have been to as part of a chain titled “10 Concerts …

Cranberry Coast Concerts presents opening Wareham performance of Season 12 Friday
WAREHAM – Cranberry Coast Concerts will present its 12th season of events this summer in Wareham and Attleboro. Directed by husband and wife pianists, composers and educators Kirk Whipple and Marilyn Morales, the festival will feature a wide variety of …

Your ultimate guide to summer concerts in Pittsburgh
You don’t have to spend a dime to experience quality outdoor concerts in Pittsburgh this summer, but in order of importance, here are the shows that are absolutely worth your time: Brian Conway is a writer and photographer whose articles have appeared in …