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Nightmares on Wax
Nightmares on Wax
Nightmares on Wax

The Nightmares on Wax story is one that spans decades and genres. For 25 years now, George Evelyn, a former B-boy turned DJ and producer, has toured and recorded under the moniker Nightmares on Wax. The guy was producing trip-h...

 
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Chloe Chaidez
Chloe Chaidez
Chloe Chaidez

Formed in 2010, Kitten self-released its first EP Sunday School that same year. A second and third EP followed. This month, the band issued its full-length debut. The self-titled album draws from British New Wave and punk rock ...

 
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Dirt Daubers
Dirt Daubers
Dirt Daubers

Singer-guitarist JD Wilkes explores rockabilly and blues with his band the Legendary Shack Shakers. With the Dirt Daubers, a band that features his wife Jessica on bass and vocals, he goes for something a bit grittier. Last yea...

 
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Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band

Summer wouldn’t be summer without a Ringo Starr concert. The 14th and most recent incarnation of Starr’s touring group includes Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette. Starr ph...

 
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Sharon Van Etten photo by Dusdin Condren
Sharon Van Etten photo by Dusdin Condren
Sharon Van Etten photo by Dusdin Condren

A beautiful album with dark songs about a relationship gone wrong, Are We There is one of the best-reviewed albums of the year—not that Sharon Van Etten pays any attention to that. The indie rocker, who sounds a bit like a cros...

 
Flicks
 
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars

Based on a popular John Green novel, The Fault in Our Stars centers on Hazel (Shailene Woodley), a 16-year-old cancer patient who falls in love with 17-year-old amputee Augustus (Ansel Elgort). Struggling to cope with the uncer...

 
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Old 97's, photo by Eric Ryan Anderson
Old 97's, photo by Eric Ryan Anderson
Old 97's, photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

Dallas-based alt-country heroes Old 97’s have been around long enough to see the record industry rise and fall. The band’s rootsy, barroom rock has won it a loyal fan following. The group is currently celebrating its 20th anniv...

 
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Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson recorded last year’s From Here to Now to You at his own Mango Tree Studio with longtime producer Mario Caldato, Jr. (the guy behind Johnson’s biggest-selling release 2005’s In Between Dreams as well as albums by th...

 
Laughs
 
Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard

There might not be a comic currently working the circuit who has more international appeal than Eddie Izzard. He’s endeared himself to the locals by learning to perform in French and German and now he’s prepping to ...

 
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Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold

On his forthcoming album Trance Mission, DJ Paul Oakenfold covers versions of some of the biggest, most iconic and influential electronic records of all time. After his summer tour in support of the release, Oakenfold will then...