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The Riffs That Define Rock

A guitar riff is a lot like steak. When it's sloppily made and not given much attention, no one leaves happy. When there's attention to detail, time taken to ensure that every aspect of it is perfect and of high-quality, it can be the greatest thing you've ever experienced. The food doesn't... Read More

This Week's Giveaways

Take a look at what we're giving away on this week! Click on the link below to enter the contest. Win Tickets to The Joy Formidable! Enter here for your chance to win a pair of tickets to The Joy Formidable on November 3 at Lincoln Hall! Win Tickets to Sting + Shaggy! Sting + Shaggy play... Read More
Rise Against

LISTEN: Rise Against Share Alternate Version of "House On Fire"

Rise Against have announced a new project dubbed The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1 . The album will include reimagined songs from the band’s catalog, featuring “stripped-down instrumentation with unique orchestration,” according to a press release. Ahead of the album’s July 27 release, Rise Against... Read More

Neil Young's Beautiful California Home Up For Sale

In the market for a new home? Consider Neil Young's house! The redwood adobe in Topanga Canyona, California has been put up for sale at a cool price of $1.8 million. The 1,532 sq ft home contains three beds and two baths and is complete with a music studio installed by Young. As Young wrote in his... Read More

A Medley of the Best Medleys

Earlier this week I played (and thoroughly enjoyed) Robert Palmer's "Sailin' Shoes Medley," which got me thinking, where did all the medleys go? A medley, or suite, is usually 3 or more songs that flow through one glorious piece of music. They tend to be upwards of 8 minutes long, and I often have... Read More

Courtney Barnett Reveals Why She Used A Typewriter To Write Lyrics

Courtney Barnett stopped by XRT's BlueCross BlueShield Performance Stage today to deliver a performance of songs from her recently released album Tell Me How You Really Feel . Barnett shared with us the story behind her recent collaboration with Kurt Vile, writing lyrics on a typewriter for her... Read More
Former Nirvana Drummer Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl Spent His Weekend Judging A BBQ Competition

It must be nice to be Dave Grohl. While the Foo Fighters have a couple weeks off before their tour kicks back up again, Dave Grohl decided to spend some time in Memphis, Tennessee and judge a BBQ competition. While devouring brisket, ribs, and more, Grohl also took some time to jam alongside live... Read More
Tina Fey arrives on the red carpet during 68th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater / Serj Tankian of System of a Down performing live on stage on day 1 of Download Festival at Donington Park, UK.

Your Mom's Going to Dig Tina Fey's "Chop Suey!" Cover

We've all got a mom. And, probably, most of us have a mom who at some point questioned our taste in music. It happens. Well, unless your mom is Tina Fey : During Saturday night's SNL , Fey and Melissa Villaseñor played a goth higher-schooler and an overbearing mother who were performing at a high... Read More