Demi Lovato: Shopping Center Superstars

Disney puppet Demi Lovato is trying to prove she’s more punk than you are with her Shop Til You Rock mall tour. With a roster of acts including Every Avenue, Hey Monday and Stereo Skyline, the pop princess is hosting the national event full of games, prizes and …

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Lubriphonic: Play That Funky Music

Chicago’s Lubriphonic blends bluesy vocals and the spirit of rock and roll. With a tight three-piece horn section and hefty guitar riffs, the seven-piece’s precise musicianship often grows into extended jam sessions. The band demands attention with their funky swagger, radiant soul and passion for performing. Having opened for big …

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Rock Con: Ultimate Fan Fest

Throughout rock history, there have been countless styles, trends and revolutions. From the birth of mainstream rock and roll with Elvis, to the pure iconic psychedelia of Led Zeppelin, to the arena glamour of KISS, the last fifty years of rock and roll have given the world an array of …

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Sky Sailing: An Airplane Carried Me To Bed

Created by the mastermind behind Owl City, Sky Sailing is the delayed release of Adam Young’s musings from his humble beginnings in small-town Minnesota. The album contains the same carefree and naïve essence of Owl City’s Ocean Eyes, but with a little less electronic and much more acoustic.…

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Primus: The Return of Mr. Krinkle

After shuffling through drummers during their more than 25-year career, Primus singer and bassist Les Claypool and guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde are reuniting with their first drummer, Jay Lane, who left the band before their first album was even released. The group gained mainstream success with tracks “My Name is …

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Camp Bisco 9: Camping Made Easy

Music festivals have a reputation of being covered in filth and grime. Camp Bisco 9 is taking the more sanitary route, holding the three-day camping and music fest at the Indian Lookout Country Club near Albany. Guests will get access to full bathrooms and showers, a general store and a …

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The Acorn: Canadian Kaleidoscope

Canadian troop The Acorn creates a concoction of folkloric musings and indie-inspired jam sessions on their latest album No Ghost. The Ottawa-based group conceived the album’s sound that splits natural acoustic elements and fuller, more driving tracks with ease. Their musical inspirations create a kaleidoscopic experience, gradually morphing from plucky …

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Kate Tucker: Southern Style Heartbreak

With her mousey voice and sincere lyrics drenched in heartache, it’s easy for listeners to fall in love with Kate Tucker. The Seattle-based songstress is taking a break from her indie-pop outfit Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden to explore organ-based southern folk rock. Her fragile vocals take …

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Chicago: Get Ready To (Horn) Rock

Chicago is one of America’s most beloved pop/rock and roll acts. Their classic rock arrangements that mix the soulful use of brass and woodwinds with the traditional make up of drums and guitar have entranced listeners on ballads like “You’re The Inspiration” and more driving tracks like “25 Or 6 …

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The Gaslight Anthem: That Jersey Heart

Straight out of the Garden State, The Gaslight Anthem has the sounds of a true punk band mixed with a little bit of blues and a whole lot of Jersey. Two years since their last record dropped, this four piece group hit the studio in the beginning of 2010. With …

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