Brian Setzer: Another Year, Another Swingin’ Christmas

The Brian Setzer Orchestra is back again, with the 12th incarnation of their annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour,” along with their sixth Christmas album, Rockin’ Rudolph, which is out now on Surfdog Records. For the better part of this century, Setzer and his 18-piece orchestra have been touring their snazzy …

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Arlo Guthrie: An “Alice’s Restaurant” Renaissance

It is somehow fitting that, instead of touring for the 50th anniversary of the release of his seminal 18-minute-long folk monologue, “Alice’s Restaurant,” Arlo Guthrie is actually touring the 50th anniversary of the event that inspired the tune. Delivering the lyrics with a rambling dialect reminiscent of Bob Dylan, John …

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Marianas Trench: One Love For Fantasy And Adventure

Canadian pop rock band Marianas Trench released their new album, Astoria, in October. The songs are focused on the band’s love of 1980s fantasy and adventure films. Appropriately, the album is named after Astoria, Oregon, which is the hometown in the film The Goonies. Throughout these songs, Marianas …

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Against The Current/Vinyl Theatre: No Outsiders Here

Against The Current of Poughkeepsie is on the U.S. leg of their world tour with Vinyl Theatre of Milwaukee supporting. While Against The Current is working on a full-length album, the they are performing songs from their EP, Gravity, which released in February 2015, and their latest single “Outsiders.” …

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The Flamin’ Groovies: Gonna Rock Tonight And Forever

San Francisco’s legendary rock band, The Flamin’ Groovies, have been playing music for 50 years, and are not stopping anytime soon. Band founder Cyril Jordan has rejoined the group and is still creating energetic, fun, and witty music. Before putting out new material, they are touring in celebration of …

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Slow Magic: Run Away With Slow Magic

Anonymous indie electronic producer Slow Magic’s latest album, How To Run Away, has been out for one year now, but is still mesmerizing fans like it came out yesterday. The trippy and mysterious lyric-less songs give off a vibe that make you feel like you’re in a dream. …

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Guster: Not A Simple Machine

New England indie band Guster has released their seventh album, Evermotion, this past January. It was produced by The Shins’ keyboardist and The Black Keys’ touring bassist Richard Swift. With their matured ‘90s sound, the songs on Evermotion have influences of pop with passionate, soft lyrics. Coming a long way …

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Buckcherry: Bringing Rock On Back

Buckcherry’s seventh studio album, Rock N Roll, which came out in August, reminds us what ‘rock n roll’ is all about. While maintaining their classic rock sound throughout the album, vocalist Josh Todd keeps up the sexual lyrics and energetic songs, and also takes it down for a …

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Meadowlands Fall/Winter Meet: A Great Big Mystery

The Meadowlands Racetrack resumes its live harness racing this weekend, Nov. 13 and 14, for the first time since Pinkman upset Mission Brief at the $1 million Hambletonian on Aug. 8. To kick off the Fall/Winter Meet on Opening Night, the Meadowlands Racetrack—located in East Rutherford, NJ near MetLife …

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Fiction Plane: Trio Thought They Would Know

Fiction Plane, an English indie rock band also known as Santa’s Boyfriend, is releasing their new album, Mondo Lumina, on Nov. 13 via Rhyme & Reason Records. The band, comprised of Joe Sumner, Seton Daunt and Pete Wilhoit, have been creating original music together since 2001. The music …

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