Kool Haus, Toronto

Kool Haus, Toronto

Backed by a stellar supporting cast in the Dukes, a fit-looking Earle opened with "Amerika V. 6.0 (The Best We Can Do)."
Royal Academy of Reality

Royal Academy of Reality

It's difficult to believe that this pioneering Atlanta new-wave band hasn't issued a new album in 14 years.
The Gorge, George, Wash.

The Gorge, George, Wash.

Located 150 miles east of Seattle in central Washington, the outdoor Gorge Amphitheatre sits high on a rocky hill overlooking the gorge with the Columbia River flowing through, wowing even the bands called to play in its presence. "The best part of this show is behind us," noted Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne during his group's outlandish 10-song set at the Sasquatch festival, performed as the sun set in the distant mountains.
Last Call

Last Call

"We're Betty Blowtorch and we . . . don't . . . give . . . a . . .
Exploding Plastic Pleasure

Exploding Plastic Pleasure

A few months ago, Blow-Up's overseas release, In Technicolor, was embraced by the global electroclash scene. Now retooled for the U.S.
2 Fast 2 Furious

2 Fast 2 Furious

Def Jam South slips into the driver's seat for the soundtrack to 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Subject

Subject

For those schooled in contemporary R&B, here's a new subject to study. Newcomer Dwele already has a national hit under his belt.
Rainbow Man

Rainbow Man

RCA newcomer Jeff Bates has done some livin', and it shows in both his muscular baritone and his strong songwriting.

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