For every insightful conversation I have heard or had at SXSW over the years, whether it was talking to Matt Pinfield while walking the streets of Austin talking about David Bowie, or telling The Clash's Mick Jones that he was in fact, in The Clash, I have overheard a thousand awful ones. Years of ... More >>
'80s rocker Don Dokken will make a special appearance tonight at Club Red for an intimate acoustic performance featuring Dokken hits, cover tunes, and the stories behind some of the band's greatest hits. Dokken fans were prematurely promised a full fledged reunion last year when the singer and guita ... More >>
See also: No Seriously, Chumbawamba Has a Storied Anarchist Past See also: Our Throwback Thursday Archives Ladies and gentlemen, may I present The Wallflowers: The Only Band That Matters. Just kidding, but the Clash vibes from the band's new tune, "Reboot the Mission," are clearly intentional. It ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraForeigner Night Ranger, Foreigner, and JourneySunday, July 24Ashley Furniture HomeStore PavilionIn all my years attending concerts at this pavilion (under its myriad names), I've never seen traffic like what we waded through before the Foreigner/Journey concert. Cars were still b ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsHappy birthday, Brian WilsonMusic and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. This week was a doozy: Columbia Records ... More >>
Foreigner circa 1981No, you don't have double-vision -- veteran rockers Foreigner are playing a show at Wild Horse Pass' Ovations! Live Showroom this April. The band, formed in 1976 by former Spooky Tooth member Mick Jones, have cranked out numerous smash hits -- "Cold As Ice," "Feels Like The Fi ... More >>
Over the last days of 2010 Up On The Sun will be counting down the best live shows of 2010. Today we look at the #4 show of the year, Gorillaz at Comerica Theatre.
Coldplay is back with a new Christmas single, according to Consequence of Sound.The band is prepping for a busy and exciting 2011, having just announced a handful of European festival dates in which they will take a headlining slot. Leading up to the new year, Chris Martin is bringing his band ba ... More >>
Luke Holwerda Gorillaz Comerica Theatre 10/26/2010 Twelve years ago Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett decided to create a cartoon band. The concept was to separate celebrity from pop music. This was the perfect vehicle for someone like Albarn, who is probably best known as the front man for B ... More >>
The latest Gorillaz album isn't released until next Tuesday, but you can stream it in its entirety at NPRIf you've been dying to listen to Plastic Beach, the latest offering from Gorillaz, since hearing the single "Stylo," then please wait no longer. NPR's Exclusive First Listen has made the enti ... More >>
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