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Rancid Drops New Sampler Video

Punk stalwarts Rancid announced details of their upcoming eight studio album, …Honor Is All We Know, along with a sampler video featuring three of its new tracks: “Collision Course,” “Honor Is All We Know” and “Evil’s My Friend.” Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz produced the album, due out Oct. 27. Watch the black and white clip below, which showcases bassist Matt Freeman playing his Fender P Bass and ...

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Ryan Adams Performs ‘Gimme Something Good’ on Ellen

With a new eponymous album, a three-song Jacksonville EP and the garage punk EP1984, Ryan Adams has had plenty of new material to showcase. As such, he’s been making the rounds of late-night television talk shows. He also recently added in a daytime television slot with an appearance on Ellen, where Adams performed single “Gimme Something Good” to the delight of the dancing crowd, each member of which got a ...

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Gerard Way Releases New Solo Album, Video for ‘No Shows’

Gerard Way’s debut solo album Hesitant Alien came out this week and it is definitely an interesting turn for the My Chemical Romance frontman, as he channels Britpop and glam rock in the 11 new tracks. That fact is evident in Way’s recently released video for “No Shows,” which has a Bowie-esque vibe. The clip shows an orange-haired Way in a bright blue suit performing the catchy song on a retro variety show ...

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Watch Spoon Perform ‘Rent I Pay’ at Rock the Garden Festival

Spoon’s performance during this summer’s Rock the Garden festival in Minneapolis looked to be a high-energy affair, as the Britt Daniel-led outfit rolled through a 75-minute set that included many of their greatest summer jams. But Spoon also paid attention to latest album They Want My Soul. Video is now available from Spoon’s appearance at the festival, courtesy of 89.3 the Current, and you can watch the b ...

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Royal Blood Live at the Troubadour

Mike Kerr of Royal Blood at the Troubadour. For a band made up of only two dudes, it’s pretty impressive to feel the hurricane-force punch that Royal Blood packs for their live show. The U.K. duo tore through the Troubadour in Los Angeles Monday with a furious set that was brutally heavy and melodic at the same time. Touring in support of their recently released self-titled debut album, Royal Blood’s reputa ...

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George Fest Was a Night to Remember

  Brandon Flowers and Dhani Harrison. Photo by Mark Keraly. The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles was packed with stars on Sunday night, as several high-profile musicians were on hand to honor the legacy of George Harrison. “George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison” featured performances by the likes of Brian Wilson and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys, Norah Jones, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Brandon ...

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George Fest Was a Night to Remember

  Brandon Flowers and Dhani Harrison. Photo by Mark Keraly. The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles was packed with stars on Sunday night, as several high-profile musicians were on hand to honor the legacy of George Harrison. “George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison” featured performances by the likes of Brian Wilson and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys, Norah Jones, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Brandon ...

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Ariana Grande and the Weeknd Kick off SNL

Pop star Ariana Grande was scheduled to open up the 40th season of Saturday Night Live, but she called in some reinforcements to take her performance to another level. The Weeknd joined her on stage to perform the track “Love Me Harder.” The song comes off her sophomore album, My Everything, and you can watch Grande and the Weeknd in action below. ...

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Future Islands Perform Two Singles Tracks for WFUV

Future Islands burst into the mainstream in 2014 with the release of Singles, a gem of an album featuring low-fi synth-pop. With frontman Samuel Herring’s growly vocals and William Cashion’s rumbling bass, Future Islands are truly a can’t miss band when they are in town for a live show. And while they didn’t have as much room to move around as they would when at a concert venue, their recent performance in ...

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Watch New Politics Cover Vampire Weekend for the AV Club

When New Politics recently stopped into the AV Club’s Chicago headquarters, they were asked to pick from a host of other artists’ songs and cover it for the AV Undercover series. The list of potential covers was long, but in the end, New Politics settled on Vampire Weekend’s classic jam “A-Punk,” which gets a stripped-down treatment with only a drum machine and guitar. Watch New Politics in action below. ...

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