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Colt Ford

Country Music Calendar - Upcoming Events for the Week of October 27 to November 2, 2014

Oct 2014 20:24PM EDT

A snapshot of what's coming up in Country music next week...READ MORE

Hank Williams Jr.

Today in Country Music History - October 25

Oct 2014 18:10PM EDT

Over the past 32 years, a lot has happened in country music on October 25th.READ MORE

Justin Timberlake

6 Artists Who Recorded Two Albums At Once: Justin Timberlake, Radiohead and More

Oct 2014 14:51PM EDT

Recording just a single album can be an incredibly difficult and time-consuming process (just ask Dr. Dre or Axl Rose), but these six artists took up the challenge (and succeeded) of recording two albums at once (or even more).READ MORE


8 Band Names That Describe the Music: Metallica, The Beach Boys and More

Oct 2014 14:27PM EDT

There are plenty of bands who choose names that don't really tell you anything about what they might sound like (who would have guessed that Portishead was a dark trip-hop band?). These eight bands, however, chose names that describe what their music sounds like pretty well.READ MORE

The Dirty Lungs

Cancers, Catch Fever and Other Disease-Riddled Bands More Likely to Have Been Caught than Ebola at The CMJ Music Marathon

Oct 2014 15:27PM EDT

You won't catch Ebola from attending the CMJ Music Marathon this week but here are five disease-ridden bands that you could have caught. During their sets, that is.READ MORE

Freddie Mercury

Five Iranian Expatriates Worth Listening To: Deep Dish, The Yellow Dogs, Laleh and More

Oct 2014 14:24PM EDT

If Iranian-born performers thought they were going to get the same treatment as Queen and Freddie Mercury...dream on. It's still not the best place to launch a music career. Well, perhaps "launch," but not continue. That's why some of the country's best performers have now set up shop in nations outside of their homeland. Check out some examples of Iran's diverse musical output.READ MORE

Colin Meloy performs in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Watch: The Decemberists' Colin Meloy Busks on Williamsburg Sidewalk, Announces New Album for 2015 [EXCLUSIVE PHOTO/VIDEO]

Oct 2014 14:11PM EDT

The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy doesn't have to busk on the streets of Brooklyn to make a few bucks, but it does help him announce a new album. Today (Oct. 24), Meloy surprised city-dwelling Decemberists fans and those who just happened to get off the Bedford Ave. subway stop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, by debuting three new songs and announcing a new album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World for Jan. 20, 2015.READ MORE

Rachel Goswell Performs With Slowdive at Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona

Slowdive's Rachel Goswell Talks Reunion Tour, New Album, And More Ahead Of CMJ Show [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Oct 2014 13:05PM EDT

Slowdive will be playing at New York's Terminal 5 tomorrow (Oct. 25) as part of the CMJ Music Marathon before making their way across North America, Music Times chatted with founding member Rachel Goswell about the band's return to the stage and their plans for the future.READ MORE

Little Kids Rock Benefit

Little Kids Rock Benefit NYC 2014: Joan Jett, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Billie Joe Armstrong And More Raise Money For Music Education [PHOTO SLIDESHOW]

Oct 2014 11:28AM EDT

Little Kids Rock put on its sixth annual benefit concert last night (Oct. 24) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The show raised around $1.5 million for the organization, which helps keep music programs alive in disadvantaged schools. The evening paid tribute to Joan Jett, the recipient of their Rocker of the Year Award.READ MORE


Cheerleader Root On Infectious Indie Pop Melodies And Road Trip Soundtracks Ahead of CMJ 2014 [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Oct 2014 17:11PM EDT

Visions of cheerleaders oftentimes bring up teenage girls in mini-skirts supporting the local varsity team, but that's not always what a "cheerleader" is. Enter, Philadelphia indie pop outfit Cheerleader, the latest buzzing band to enter the scene.READ MORE

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy performs at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 22, 2014.

Wilco Concert At Nashville's Ryman Auditorium On October 22, 2014 [PHOTO SLIDESHOW, SETLIST]

Oct 2014 14:06PM EDT

Wilco used the second and final night of their Ryman residency to give hardcore fans the show of a lifetime.READ MORE

Noel Gallagher in 2007

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Share Video for 'In the Heat of the Moment' [WATCH]

Oct 2014 11:19AM EDT

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds take a slick, straightforward approach in the video for their new single "In the Heat of the Moment."READ MORE

Cameron Carpenter

Classicalite Q&A with Cameron Carpenter on 'If You Could Read My Mind', His International Touring Organ and Working With Terry Riley

Oct 2014 09:18AM EDT

We recently caught up with celebrated organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter last week in Berlin where he is touring in support of, You Could Read My Mind. His latest record quickly became the top-selling classical album in the U.S. To wit, he has recently completed a custom built International Touring Organ (ITO) giving him the mobility to attract modernity in classical music abroad.READ MORE

Lynn Anderson, Neal McCoy, and Sara Evans

The Ladies of Country and the American Music Awards

Oct 2014 20:40PM EDT

Since 1974, the American Music Awards have been naming the Favorite Female Artist of the Year in Country Music. This year, they will crown the 42nd Favorite Female Artist - Country on November 23rd. Let's take a walk down memory lane and look back at the history of the category and the 12 women who have won the award ...READ MORE


Interview: Hunters' Izzy Almeida on Leaving New York, Dating in a Band and A Tentative Second Album

Oct 2014 16:44PM EDT

When most people think of nostalgia for the '90s, images of Spice Girls and Pokemon dance in their head... not so much for the sludgy grunge music of the hard alternative rock scene. But, that's exactly what indie band Hunters brings to mind. Blending together the sensibility of riot grrrl punk with thrashing metal guitars, this Philadelphia via Brooklyn band recalls and era gone by.READ MORE

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