Mike Viola is one of those guys you've heard a hundred times and not realized it. He's the vocalist singing "That Thing You Do" (from the 1996 film of the same name); his '90s band The Candy Butchers scored serious buzz along side his friends Fountains of Wayne; he's written songs for Get Him to ... More >>
Big Hassle MediaThe timeless power pop of Los Angeles' Army Navy makes for a great summertime soundtrack.Like your favorite comfort food, power pop music is familiar, tasty and satisfying... and, sometimes, it's the only thing you want.
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America, though they have aged a bit since this photo was first taken America
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Friday, July 15, 2011 Sure, the venues that America is likely to play these days have gotten smaller, but it doesn't mean that the band isn't still capable of putting on a good show. The crow ... More >>
Katy Perry proves she doesn't need Auto-Tune on her new MTV Unplugged EP and DVD. The 25-year-old singer/songwriter belts it with a small band for the intimate concert and picks up an acoustic guitar, on which she wrote music for her debut album, One of the Boys.
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Sunny pop music and summertime are made for each other like two soulmates holding hands on an oceanside stroll. With the weather heating up here in the Valley of the Sun, let's take a look at some great summer music...
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This is what happens when you let Xzibit pimp your band nameIt was announced this week that SXSW will be getting yet another addition to its already fruitful lineup: Tinted Windows. The band consists of Taylor Hanson (Hanson, duh), James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins), Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick) and Adam ... More >>