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Deer Tick Ready “More Rock & Roll” June LP: Hear “20 Miles” Now

April 8, 2010 Kevin O'Donnell 0

Photo: Roberts/Redferns
When Deer Tick released Born on Flag Day last year, they proved they were one of America’s best indie country-rock bands: singer John McCauley delivered sharply observed narratives of blue-collar life (sung in his nicotine-stained rasp) over wild and raw roots-rock tunes. On June 8th, the Providence, Rhode Island crew returns with their […]

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Rihanna Maps Out Summer 2010 “Last Girl on Earth” Tour

April 5, 2010 Kevin O'Donnell 0

On July 2nd, Rihanna will bring her “Last Girl on Earth” tour to the states, kicking off the 25-date trek in Seattle before wrapping up in Chicago on August 25th. The Barbados-born star — who promises the tour will be a “massive production that I cannot wait for” — will have two buzz-worthy openers along […]

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Jakob Dylan Performs With Neko Case, Talks “Women & Country”

April 5, 2010 Kevin O'Donnell 0

Last week, Jakob Dylan dropped by the RS offices to preview tunes from his new disc, Women & Country, a collection of country-roots ballads that address love and American life in times of economic and political uncertainty. He also came prepped with some A-list backup, bringing along singers Neko Case and Kelly Hogan to perform […]

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Justin Bieber’s Manager Arrested Over Long Island Mall Mob

March 24, 2010 Kevin O'Donnell 0

Photo: Lovekin/GettyJustin Bieber’s manager Scot “Scooter” Braun has turned himself into police on two misdemeanor charges this morning. The charges — of reckless endangerment and obstruction of governmental administration — stem from an event in Garden City, New York, last November, where a performance at Long Island’s Roosevelt Field mall drew a mob of thousands […]

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Pixies’ Frank Black Talks Sexy Inspiration for “NonStopErotik”

March 17, 2010 Kevin O'Donnell 0

Pixies frontman Frank Black has released plenty of solo albums over the years, but perhaps nothing as freaky as his forthcoming NonStopErotik, due out on March 30th. The disc — which was co-produced by longtime collaborator Eric Drew Feldman — features some of his most overtly sexual songs, including the swirling ballad “When I Go […]

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Phish Return to the Road Summer 2010 With Monster Tour

March 17, 2010 Kevin O'Donnell 0

Photo: Loccisano/GettyBust your patchwork pants out of mothballs and tune-up your VW Bus. After last year’s triumphant return to summer touring, Phish have announced that they will hit the road again for a 29-date tour that kicks off June 11th in Chicago. The upcoming trek features multiple-night stands in major cities, including three back-to-back nights […]

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Breaking: Local Natives

March 17, 2010 Kevin O'Donnell 0

Who: A Los Angeles-based art-folk quintet who broke out big at last year’s South by Southwest and are poised to make an even bigger splash when they rock a marathon nine gigs in three days this week at the fest. After SXSW, the group heads out on their first major headlining tour, with stops at […]

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Kings of Leon “Stoked” To Hit the Road on Huge Summer Tour

March 15, 2010 Kevin O'Donnell 0

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In addition to headlining Bonnaroo for the first time, Kings of Leon will hit the road this summer for a tour of mostly outdoor amphitheaters and sheds. The Followill boys will kick off a 31-date trek on June 5th in Atlantic City, New Jersey, before crossing the country to perform in most American cities […]

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New Book Captures Ryan Adams’ Private Life on the Road: Photos

March 15, 2010 Kevin O'Donnell 0

Photograph by Neal Casal courtesy of Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: A View of Other Windows available through Abrams Image
For four years, photographer Neal Casal played with Ryan Adams as part of his band the Cardinals, touring the country and cutting three records with the singer-songwriter before the band split in early 2009. In that […]