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One thing Marcus King can guarantee fans that come out for his concerts promoting his new solo album, “El Dorado,” is they won’t hear strict reproductions of the studio versions of the songs from that album, or for that matter, from any of his previous releases.

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The music of Author & Punisher is heavy, dark, abrasive and full of dissonance and distortion. Call it electronic, industrial or metal, but one thing this music lacks is the use of traditional instruments like guitar, bass drums and even regular microphones.What sets Author & Punishe…

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Thompson Square finds perfect partnership with new label

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Kiefer Sutherland finds music isn’t so different from actingKiefer Sutherland kept his personal life under wraps. But when he stepped forward as a country singer, all of that had to change.It wasn’t an easy endeavor for the well-known actor.“I spent 35 years being very private about my life …

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The metal band to return home after singer’s release from prisonSix years ago, members of the Grammy-nominated San Diego-based heavy metal group As I Lay Dying thought their career was over.Lead singer Tim Lambesis was arrested in May 2013 for hiring an undercover detective as a hitman to ki…

Tom Higgenson is freezing. The Plain White T’s singer stepped out of a St. Louis concert hall to talk on the phone, and it’s evident in his voice that there’s a chill in the air there.

Arizona rockers The Maine have long been known for their live shows, festivals and relentlessly catchy songs.

Chicago’s Jason Scheff admits he’s a little young to fully recall when “The White Album” was released in 1968.

Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn says his band is in the midst of a revival that started with the release of the new single, “Used to Like,” in November.

Angel Olsen’s voice pushes through the telephone with a warm hello. Catching her at her tour stop in Madison, Wisconsin, in the midst of harsh winter weather, she comments on the universal struggle of looking cute but also layering on jackets to stay warm. She recently released her fourth al…

“There were a lot of songs on (2019’s) ‘Portraits’ that I wrote about a relationship and the breakup, in particular,” he says. “The songs helped me heal and helped me through a lot of difficult times.

Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau says his band’s latest tour with friends State Champs and We the Kings is relatively easy—or shall we say “simple.”

Alessandro Cortini answers a quick call in between soundcheck and his gig in Eastern Europe.

When The Black Keys went on hiatus, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney worked on their own projects. Drummer Carney collaborated with his wife, Michelle Branch, while Auerbach saw his dreams come true.

Rufus Wainwright has transformed since his last pop album, 2012’s “Out of the Game.”

More than 20 years ago, The Get Up Kids released “Something to Write Home About,” which would become one of the defining albums of 1990s emo. Now, the Kansas City act is still capturing that heartfelt, introspective sound on its latest record, “Problems.”

Australian singer-songwriter Jamie-Lee Dimes has fond memories of playing San Diego: the intimate shows, the responsive crowds. But more importantly, she was in the back of an Uber when she heard a radio DJ talking about her show.

The Middletown resident describes a broken engagement and how he needed a break to “retool” his routine so he “wouldn’t die.”