Nov. 23 marked the end of Fitz and the Tantrums’ winter 2014 tour, and the thriving neo-soul outfit closed the venture with a boundless energy at its second and final show of the weekend at Chicago’s Riviera Theater. In spite of the rain--and it being a Sunday night--both the audience and the band were in high spirits that carried on well after the electrifying three-hour con… more
Christmas Gift Ideas
Just in time for the holidays, Record Store Day 2014 is coming back on Nov. 28 for the fourth-annual Black Friday edition. The event, launched in 2008, aims to support local, independent record stores by drawing customers in with limited release vinyl editions of both new and reissued music.
If you’ve been searching for a holiday gift guide for music lovers, look no further than… more
Although the upcoming Taylor Swift tour doesn’t launch until May 2015, the seven-time GRAMMY winner has been keeping her name in music news headlines since her latest album, 1989, dropped on Oct. 27. In the latest update from Billboard on Nov. 19, Swift has now become the first female solo artist to replace herself at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with her latest single, “Blank Space.… more
Coinciding with the December release of a new album, the Smashing Pumpkins will be heading out on tour with an all-star lineup in late 2014, Rolling Stone reports. As of Nov. 19, Billy Corgan--the band’s lone remaining founding member--has announced just one North American concert, but more dates are expected to follow soon.
Joining Corgan on the forthcoming Smashing Pumpkins to… more
Barry Manilow Tour
Having already been largely absent from the tour circuit in recent years, award-winning singer-songwriter Barry Manilow is planning to make it somewhat permanent after the conclusion of his aptly titled One Last Time Tour. The North American leg of the venture is set to launch in early 2015 and will span until at least June, though if other artists’ “farewell” tours hav… more