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A$AP Rocky + Wiz Khalifa: The O2, London

What happens when two of the most relevant hip-hop artists launch a co-headlining UK arena tour? London turns the f**k up, that’s what.

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Thievery Corporation Throws Down a Global Gauntlet at the LA Greek

Thievery Corporation's ultra-eclectic mix of rock, reggae, acid jazz, dub, electronic, trip-hop, bossa nova and Indian music with frequently socio-political lyrics defies categorization and makes them one of the most original and subversive acts in music history.

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Made in America Festival 2015

Even though it is on Labor Day and it is called “Made in America", this fest has nothing to do with manufacturing jobs. Instead, this is Jay Z’s vision of a new – or renewed – sense of patriotism.

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Karl Denson and Ivan Neville Team Up to Help LA Get Down

Like a Captain Kirk of the musical cosmos, fans can always count on Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe to seek bold new adventures in sonic space.

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LA alt-rockers Silversun Pickups Celebrate New Album with Four-Night Stand at Hollywood Forever

The new album seems like Silversun Pickups’ most diverse platter to date and fans were eager to hear how the new songs would translate live.

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Duran Duran Looks Forward and Back During New York City Show

The band performed a mix of new songs and old favorites at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

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Van Halen’s Hard Rock Party Is Not to Be Outdone

Van Halen, helmed by a vivacious David Lee Roth and a steady Eddie Van Halen, put on a fine, festive old-school hard rock party not to be outdone. The good times have not gone anywhere!

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Chrvches Throw Indie Dance Party at Rough Trade to Celebrate ‘Every Open Eye’

There aren’t a whole lot of bands who can keep the crowd’s energy exploding out of the roof.

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Vermont Jamrock Titans Phish Deliver Another Festival for the Ages

The consistent strength of each set at Magnaball in addition to a number of memorable jams suggests that Phish is indeed a band still on a career ascension.

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Sarah Dash Birthday Celebration: 23 August 2015 - New York

From singing on Keith Richards’ new album to leading Broadway and R&B legends on "Lady Marmalade", Sarah Dash had a lot to celebrate during her birthday bash at 54 Below.

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Grace Potter Goes Hollywood But Proves She’s Still Got Rock ‘n’ Roll in Her Soul

There’s always been a shortage of female rock talent, so Potter stands out from the field here in the 21st century much like Slick and Joplin did back in the ‘60s.

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Brooklyn’s Afropunk Rocks with the Tolerant and the Fashion-Forward

Afropunk festival-goers enjoyed the collective freedom of the weekend, mingling with like-minded souls and a stellar lineup including Kelela, Raury, Lauryn Hill and Grace Jones.

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Atlanta Inaugurates This Year’s Mad Decent Block Party With a Very Small Bang

The EDM and hip-hop festival is touring the US and Canada through September with a changing lineup of acts. While the festival may not excel musically, it has something for almost anyone within the expanding EDM culture.

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8 Sep 2015 // 3:00 AM

Gojira Is a Sight to Behold

After a performance like this, it’s hard not to be consumed by hyperbole and declare Gojira the best live metal act on the planet right now.

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Sunn O))) + Phurpa: London - 18 August 2015

This is an uninterrupted, dynamic journey to the purity of sound, to decomposition, rather than its opposite, to the destruction of music in the search of silence

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Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli Were Highlights at David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival

Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli were among the artists who fired up this year’s Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre, the former with intense flamenco, the latter with punchy pop-rock.

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19 Aug 2015 // 12:26 PM

Jarryd James Delivers Soulful Electro-R&B in First NYC Show

Aussie Jarryd James performed like a seasoned music vet at the Bowery Ballroom following raucous openers Secret Weapons.

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Chalice Brings Together Lovers of Music, Glass, Hash and Art Along Old Route 66

STS9 was headlining Chalice for the second straight year and once again drew a devoted audience that reveled in the chance to catch the jamtronica band’s groovy instrumental jams in an intimate setting under the summer stars.

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The Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY (Day Three)

It was a hot time in the old time tonight as Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, TWEEDY, and more put the cap on Louisville's riverfront festival.

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Forecastle Festival: Louisville, KY (Day Two)

My Morning Jacket headline Day Two, bringing hometown rock glory to Louisville's riverfront.

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