Farm Aid @ Jiffy Lube Live

WINSLOW, VIRGINIA—Neil Young looked out into the crowd, then pointed at someone and declared from the stage, “I like that shirt over there! Fuck Monsanto and Bayer!”, worn by one of 26 Farm Aidians who traveled from Canada to Virginia to the annual event, the shirt cut to the chaste.…

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The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence @ Beacon Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—More than 5,000 musicians and artists engaged in 350 events nationwide on September 25 to support The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence. Led by Stop Handgun Violence (SHV), a Massachusetts-based non­profit organization committed to the prevention of gun violence through education, public awareness, effective law enforcement, and …

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NOFX: First Ditch Effort

For the last 30 years, punk rock legends, NOFX, remained in the spotlight by pushing the boundaries of music and of the times. They were formed in 1983, but did not find much success until the release of their fifth studio album, Punk In Drublic, in 1994. The band …

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Autodrone: This Sea Is Killing Me

Lovers of ethereal, trip-hop and similar styles should check out this second album by Autodrone, a project of guitarist Jeremy Alisauskas, formerly of Projekt group Unto Ashes. This 10-track album, written by Alisauskas and keyboardist Angel Lorelei, appears to have aimed at relieving some personal grief and even despair as …

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PIG: The Gospel

How did this delightfully nasty musical project escape my awareness up to now? Sometime-collaborator with KMFDM, Nine Inch Nails and Einstürzende Neubauten, Raymond Watts has been intermittently active in his own post-industrial project PIG and enjoying success in Japan since the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. This, his ninth studio recording release, …

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Good Charlotte: Youth Authority

Pop punk superstars, Good Charlotte, are back after their nearly five-year break. The band announced the end of their hiatus late last year and shortly after released their single “Makeshift Love.” Last November, the group played their first show since 2009 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. The band released …

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Eric Hutchinson @ Highline Ballroom

It noisily moves across the nation like a four-man, air-tight, funky, harmonious pop Special Forces unit; Eric Hutchinson’s “Anyone Who Knows Me” American Tour is now here and you should not let it pass without seeing it.

The launch came a few weeks back at the Highline Ballroom in Downtown …

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Mondo.NYC @ New York University

MANHATTAN, NY—What are the trajectories of today’s music industry? CMJ founders Bobby Haber and Joanne Abbot Green formed Mondo.NYC with the hope of helping music industry professionals and hopefuls to navigate their way into rapidly changing landscape. Mondo.NYC hosted its inaugural music industry summit in New York on September 14-18, …

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Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Heart @ BB&T Pavilion

Camden, NJ—When the legendary band Cheap Trick took the stage on the last day of July, it was hot. Fans were still imbibing and they didn’t have a full house to play for. By the time they played their second song, “California Man,” the crowd started to fill in and …

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AfroPunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park

MANHATTAN, NY—When the punk rock movement began all over the world about 1975, the music scene was dominated by white male musicians. Black musicians in punk became a fringe movement, led by bands like Bad Brains and Fishbone. The Black Rock Coalition formed in New York City in 1985 as …

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