House of Blues, Chicago

House of Blues, Chicago

"We take it back to the days of yes y'allin,' " Jurassic 5 rhymed to the sold-out House of Blues, effectively drawing out the blueprint for the Cali-based hip-hop collective's success: old-school hip-hop upgraded for the 21st century.
Holy Road: Freedom Songs

Holy Road: Freedom Songs

In the ever-crowded field of women swinging acoustic guitars and warbling tales of love and empowerment, West is valiantly striving to dig a little deeper.
A Beautiful World

A Beautiful World

Robin Thicke, who records simply as Thicke, is the son of actor/songwriter Alan Thicke and actor/singer Gloria Loring.
Wicked Underground

Wicked Underground

Guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson, formerly of metal act Dokken, have reunited for 12 respectable cuts on Wicked Underground.
I'm Staying Out

I'm Staying Out

"Gorgeous" is the best term for this second full-length solo effort by former Whiskeytown vocalist/fiddler Caitlin Cary.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," at Spain's sixth Premios de la Musica ceremony in Madrid.
The Complex

The Complex

Blue Man Group is a wildly popular performance collective whose showmanship can be seen everywhere, from off-off-Broadway to Intel Pentium Microprocessor commercials.
Counterfeit 2

Counterfeit 2

With Counterfeit 2, Depeche Mode founding member/songwriter/occasional lead vocalist Martin Gore steps out of the shadows to deliver his long-awaited solo full-length.
Priceless

Priceless

No doubt about it: Kelly Price possesses a voice that makes you want to holler because it sounds soooo good.
Apollo Theater, New York

Apollo Theater, New York

New York's Apollo Theater was the perfect setting for a stop on Billboard Century Award honoree Annie Lennox's first solo tour. Bare, the singer's forthcoming J Records album, delves deeper into the blue-eyed soul she hinted at on her previous two solo albums, and the mix of music representing her career was right at home in the storied R&B venue. "I think that's pretty cool," a beaming Lennox said in acknowledging that she was standing on the floorboards of the legendary Apollo. "I love being here."
Oakland Zone

Oakland Zone

On Oakland Zone, Tower of Power gets back to its rather considerable roots. The band formed in Oakland in the late '60s, and—with its horn-driven funk—quickly became a fixture on the thriving Bay Area music scene. In the decades since, Tower of Power has also proved astonishingly resilient, surviving numerous personnel changes and the vagaries of the recording industry. However, through relentless touring, the band built and maintained a solid following that should warmly welcome Oakland Zone, Tower of Power's first new studio release in six years. Drummer David Garibaldi returns to the fold for the first time since the 1979 set Back to the Streets. Tom Flye,
Antenna

Antenna

Swedish singer/songwriter Jay-Jay Johanson makes his U.S. debut with Antenna.
One Step Ahead

One Step Ahead

If there is such a thing as a bluegrass diva, it is Rhonda Vincent, she of the powerhouse vocals, expert mandolin and—as showcased here—burgeoning songwriting skills.

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