400+ Denver Concerts to See in August

400+ Denver Concerts to See in August
Indie-folk rockers The Head & The Heart will be returning to Red Rocks this year with a two show run. Supporting the return of The Head & The Heart is the pop-rock band Grouplove. Both acts are known for the energy they put into their music and the …
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DAR Legends: Michael Jackson
-Before I write an article, I usually go out of my way to do more research just to double check my knowledge on the topic. Today, there’s no need to do anything of that sort. The topic of discussion, Michael Jackson, is the greatest artist I’ve ever had …
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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
ecording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelic …
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Top 5 Melodic Bassists of Rock

Top 5 Melodic Bassists of Rock
The first bassist I ever took real notice of was Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris. I was still in my single digits and truly hadn’t yet developed my listening skills. In other words, if you had asked me to signal out specific parts of songs, I wouldn’t have …
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Who are the most innovative bassists?
Which bass players really redefine the instrument? I tend to think of bass players a existing along a spectrum, with soulful/funk bassists like Bootsy Collins (and James Jamerson, Larry Graham, Flea, etc.) on one end and technical bassists like Steve …
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Prizes Awarded at American International Society of Bassists Competition
American double bassist Aaron Olguin has been awarded 1st Prize in the solo division of the 2017 International Society of Bassists Competition American double bassist Aaron Olguin has been awarded 1st Prize in the solo division of the 2017 International …
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The 50 Greatest Reggae Albums

The 50 Greatest Reggae Albums
FOR A SMALL CARIBBEAN ISLAND, Jamaica has had an extraordinary influence on music. Its supreme invention – reggae – emerged after the country gained independence from Britain in 1962, when bands started giving the jazz, swing, pop and rock’n’roll …
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Free Reggae Loops (from Dubmatix) by Reggae Loops
Taken from the Reggae Sound Clash loop disc. (ONLY 100 DOWNLOADS PER SAMPLE AVAILABLE) Turn up the Bass and get ready for some serious Reggae Soundwaves, with the brand new collection of samples from the studio of the man known as Dubmatix. This is a …
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6th Annual San Jose Island Reggae Festival
Enjoy live music and entertainment at the 6th Annual Island Reggae Festival presented by Rudebwoy Entertainment held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road in San Jose, CA. The event includes activities on three stages with live music from …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 http://umgn.us/NOWStandardPreorder Purchase Shania Twain’s latest music: http://umgn.us/shaniatwainpurchase. 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 …
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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 …
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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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