Dave Mason: Major Traffic Jam In New Jersey

Legendary singer/guitarist Dave Mason has started a multimedia tour of biblical proportions, simply known as Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam. Going a year strong and containing over 100 shows, the concert series sees Mason performing his old band’s music, as well as sharing personal history through the use of vintage photos …

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Blood & Glass: Northern Neighbors Bring The Heat

Montreal-based electro-noir band Blood & Glass recently released their debut album, Museum With No Walls, and have been gaining steam ever since. Originally composed of Lisa Moore and her husband Morgan, the group is rounded out by musicians Robbie Kuster, Melanie Belair, and Francois Lafontaine. Blood & Glass create …

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Swanky Tiger: Hard Rock’s Newest Soldiers

More and more bands are coming out of the woodwork and proving that rock ‘n’ roll is, in fact, not dead. The newest band in this army of the undead is Swanky Tiger, a jazzy, punky, synthy hard rock band hailing from New York City. The quartet will be …

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Dobet Gnahore: Multicultural Musician Takes On America

Dobet Gnahoré is an interesting musician, to say the least; she can play conga, mbira (thumb piano), and guitar, as well as sing in multiple African dialects. Like a spider, the Ivory Coast artist flawlessly creates a web of global music and manages to do so with only a small …

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Jarflower: Musical Melting Pot

Alt-rock four-piece Jarflower are playing The Rock Shop in Brooklyn on Saturday, Jan. 3. The New York City natives will be celebrating the early-2015 release of their new album, Contrast, and have brought a myriad of influences to the table, including Foo Fighters, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, and The …

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Ben Hope And The Uptown Outfit: Country, Show Tunes, And Farewells

Once, the hit Broadway musical about love and music, is coming to a close, and as celebration, Ben Hope And The Uptown Outfit will be playing with other cast members at Highline Ballroom in New York City. The Uptown Outfit is a NYC-based country group, composed of several musicians, …

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Trapt: The Acoustic Collection

Trapt is probably the last band you’d expect to put out an acoustic album. Trapt, the band that debuted in 2002 with the anthem for thousands of angry teenagers, “Headstrong.” Trapt, the band that’s been mislabeled as Linkin Park enough times to spawn intense YouTube debates. That being said, Trapt …

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Radio Riddler: Purple Reggae

In a show of tribute to Prince and the 30th anniversary of his critically acclaimed album Purple Rain, English reggae duo Radio Riddler have released an album, entitled Purple Reggae. This album not only features a track-for-track cover of Purple Rain, but also contains several collaborations with …

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The Wild Beyond: The Wild Beyond

Ever since rock ‘n’ roll hit the mainstream radio, there’s been an air of chaos surrounding it—chaos that shakes up the pop world. It’s dark and thoughtful, yet loud and outspoken, and that mindset has been keeping it alive all these years. This same mindset is what makes The Wild …

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Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad: Steady

Throughout the years, we’ve seen reggae paired up with countless genres including rock, ska, pop, dub, and even EDM. Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad have carved a new path, though, by combining reggae with Americana, bluegrass, and country. Steady, the band’s fourth album, sees a mastering of the reggae …

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