Stream new Five for Fighting Album “Bookmarks”

Five for FightingFive for Fighting (the stage name of American singer-songwriter John Ondrasik), best known for his early 2000’s sing along piano rock songs like “Superman (It’s Not Easy)”, has released a new album Bookmarks and is joining the new wave of artists releasing their music for free online. Check out the new album and a new video after the jump and see if the LA-based songsmith can recapture that new millennium magic. (more…)

QOTSA Announce Acoustic Performance for Bridge School Benefit @ Shoreline Amphitheater 10/26, 10/27

Queens of the Stone have announced they will add one more very unique stop to their international arena tour and their performance will be fully acoustic. Josh Homme and the boys will make their first appearance at the annual Bridge School Benefit at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA on October 26 & 27. QOTSA will join the likes of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Elvis Costello, and The Killers at the legendary charity event 35 miles South of San Francisco. (more…)

Black Joe Lewis releases new album “Electric Slave” and Announces El Rey and Fillmore Tour Dates

Black Joe Lewis releases new album Electric Slave TODAY. In July we brought you an advance look at Black Joe Lewis’ first single “Come to My Party”. Now we also know when we can see the new material live and in person. Most notably, Joe and the boys will be supporting Electric Slave at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco on Dec. 3 and at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Dec. 5. Black Joe Lewis has created a lot of buzz with their high energy electric funky blues-rock sets. After the jump you can listen to a little music, buy the album, and check out both the track list and the rest of the band’s tour dates. (more…)

Live Review: Deap Vally @ Troubadour 8/13

Deap Vally (sp) sold out the Troubadour in West Hollywood Tuesday night, and they looked every bit the part of a headliner. They have only released a 4-song EP Get Deap but have already opened for Muse, sold out the Troubadour, and are opening for Queens of the Stone Age on the upcoming Canadian leg of their tour. These blues rock sirens are a little destruction, a little salvation, and a lot of temptation. Lindsey Troy (guitar, vocals) and Julie Edwards (drums, vocals) are from LA so Tuesday night was a homecoming for them, and the only LA tour date on calendar, so the crowd was full of family, friends, and industry folk trying to get a glimpse of these girls while they are still contained to club shows. (more…)

Show Alert: Deap Vally @ Troubadour 8/13

These rocking chicks from the San Fernando Valley have taken the recent festival tour by storm with a packed schedule at this year’s Lollapalooza and a RB featured performance coming up at Outside Lands. Deap Vally’s raw high energy blues-rock sound draws comparisons to a female driven White Stripes with biker bar attitude.  They are returning home for their only LA tour date at the legendary Troubadour on Tuesday, August 13. Check them out after the jump, but don’t stare too long.  (more…)

Franz Ferdinand Premiers First Two Singles off New Album

Glasgow rockers Franz Ferdinand will release their 4th Studio Album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action on August 27, but we have a sneak peak at the first two singles right here!  Franz Ferdinand put on a stellar show at Coachella as one of the two or three best rock bands at the festival, reminding us all that they have spent the last ten years writing one hit after another. Check out the first two singles “Right Action” and “Love Illumination” after the jump let us know if you feel the sweet sweet love. (more…)


Rabbits Black Guide to Saturday at Lollapalooza 2013

Happy Saturday morning on August 3!!! The sun is bright and the music is filtering out of Grant Park early! … I apologize for the exclamation points, I know everyone is recovering from the massive Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails sets the night before as well and the inevitable toll  of a Friday night in Chicago. But its ok, this is the day to start slow, it’s a long weekend. Wake up, grab some amazing Chicago deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s and then work your way over to the festival. Don’t wait too long though, it’s the quiet days that you have to look out for! (more…)