Die Volkenvestival!

Like Woody Allen, folk music is seemingly being kept alive on a wholesome diet of bagels, flannel, and the tears of old Jewish women. However, unlike Woody Allen, folk music is only getting better. Look no further for evidence than the Newport Folk Festival on Aug. 1 and 2, a …

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Grindcore Overload

A Brooklyn-based heavy music series masterminded by Boredoms’ 77BOADRUM performance organizer Adam Shore is set to kick off with three of the greatest artists in grindcore history. Repulsion will play their landmark album, Horrified, in its entirety and will be joined by the aptly named Brutal Truth and Pig Destroyer

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Arlo Guthrie @ The River To River Fest

Arlo Guthrie grew up in Brooklyn surrounded by musicians like Pete Seeger and Leadbelly, who later had a huge influence on his music. Following in his father Woodie Guthrie’s footsteps, Arlo has spent most of his life singing, songwriting, and being a political activist in the folk community. Known for …

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Nine Inch Nails Farewell Tour Sells Out Before Going On Sale

As sometimes happens in the bizarre world of pre-sales and fan clubs, the Nine Inch Nails farewell shows have sold out before their planned on-sale on July 31. Scalpers already have tickets up for the New York shows ranging from $250 to over $800, and they’re trying to circumvent the …

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Mars Volta Announce Tour Dates, Shun East Coast

After making a quick stop at Bonnaroo and gallavanting across Europe following the release of Octahedron, the Mars Volta have chosen to do a west-of-the-Mississippi exclusive tour as East Coast fans continue to stomp their feet in faux irritation. I’m betting they’re trying for New York in the cooler …

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Oh Boy, New Slayer!

Slayer premiered the release of their new single, “Hate Worldwide” today on shockhound.com. Suffice it to say, it sounds like Slayer. Phew. If you can stomach going to the mall, the single is for sale at Hot Topic starting this week, and the forthcoming album A World Painted Blood

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Guitar Hero

Erstwhile Poison and Mr. BIG guitarist Richie Kotzen will be performing at the B.B. King Blues Club in NYC on Tuesday, July 28. An opportunity to witness Kotzen’s live show in the States is rare, as he does most of his touring overseas, where he enjoys a success that …

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Sublime Resurrected

Giving a chance for fans who didn’t see their reggae ska-punk fusion heroes live, Badfish takes the spirit of Sublime and create a nostalgic atmosphere for anyone who was around in the ‘90s. Forming in 2001 at the University of Rhode Island, Badfish has become one of the most popular …

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Jay-Z To Replace Beastie Boys At All Points West

Jay-Z will be replacing the Beastie Boys at the Friday, July 31 date of the All Points West festival in Jersey City, NJ. The performance is the first festival appearance from Jay-Z in the United States.

Here’s hoping he starts a feud with a popular New Jersey band between then …

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Scat Woman

She’s 22, she’s cute, and she can scat? Chelsea Palermo has used her smooth and sophisticated voice to bring jazz to a new generation. After just releasing her first album, Chelsea will be showing off the new tunes at Tim McCloones Supper Club on Ocean Ave. in Asbury Park July

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