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David Lee Roth: ROCKS VEGAS Beginning January 8, 2020

David Lee Roth – front man and voice of Van Halen – is coming to Las Vegas. Toastmaster general of the immoral majority Diamond Dave is bringing the rock to the House of Blues Las Vegas with a residency beginning on Jan. 8, 10, and 11 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

David Lee Roth: ROCKS VEGAS will delight fans with an explosive two-guitar sound, bringing his long list of mega familiar hits to life that you’ve only heard on the radio till now. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. PT at Ticketmaster.com with presales beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10.

ROCKS VEGAS 2020 performance dates (Doors 7:30 p.m., Show time 8:30 p.m.; Ages 18+):
Jan. 8, 10-11
March 18, 20-21, 25, 27-28

guardin’s new track has the best title ever /// EP announcement

guardin signed with Photo Finish Records last year, racked in millions of Spotify streams, and hit the road for most of 2018 with artists like gnash and Mallrat, while quickly becoming a fav of major press in his scene like Alt Press and Subtream.

King Gizzard favorites Stonefield announce new US tour dates

Australian desert psych quartet Stonefield are excited to announce a run of new US tour dates. The new dates begin on November 8 with a stop at Levitation Festival in Austin, TX before taking the group up the East Coast, concluding on November 14 at the new Sultan Room in Brooklyn, NY. See below for the full list of currently-announced dates.

Stonefield 2019 tour dates
11.7 – Austin, TX @ Levitation Festival
11.8 – Austin, TX @ Levitation Festival
11.9 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos
11.10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
11.11 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Raleigh
11.12 – Washington, DC @ Pie Shop Bar
11.13 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
11.14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sultan Room

Steve Aoki and Backstreet Boys Release Powerful Music Video for “Let It Be Me”

To cap off the summer, Grammy-nominated music powerhouses Steve Aoki and the Backstreet Boys teamed up for the first-time-ever to release their new single “Let It Be Me.” Today, they release the heartfelt and powerful visual to accompany the track.

The video, different than anything the two have done before, depicts the narrative of defying the odds against an arduous love. While making the heavy yet relatable truths of those featured the primary focus, the visual transitions effortlessly throughout giving us that Backstreet Boys x Aoki pop smash fix.

Rory Felton (ex-The Militia Group) Launches Feltone with Global Distribution Through The Orchard

Veteran music executive Rory Felton launches artist management and record company, Feltone, with a newly inked global distribution deal with The Orchard. Feltone is a self-described ‘post-modern’ music company born from a philosophy of partnering with incredible artists through flexible deal structures. By providing full record label, digital distribution, and artist management services, Feltone can advance artists’ careers in multiples areas at any stage.

“Now is the greatest time in human history to be an artist. There are more tools and resources available to new artists than ever before. With a click of a button, an artist can distribute their music to billions of people. With today’s Fan Relationship Management tools, I don’t know if everyone quite grasps the magnitude of the growth-hacking opportunity.”

Pouty Pop from Glasgow native Baby Taylah signs to Swedish Tastemaker ICEA

Hailing from Scotland, singer-songwriter Baby Taylah releases compelling-pop single ‘Reclaim’. With edgy beats and cult-esque vocals, Baby Taylah perfectly positions herself to empower, summoning your inner self. Juggling a variety of musical styles and influences from the pop, indie and power ballad scenes, Taylah isn’t confined to the ‘genre box’. The glittery track expands on feeling completely out of control and not wanting to fall victim to your own personal circumstance.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical Original Cast Recording Debuts #1 on Billboard’s Broadway Albums Chart!

“Excuse me while I go listen to Aaron Tveit belting “Rolling in the Deep” until the Earth’s temperatures become too hot to support human life. I think I’ve got a least a dozen listens left. Join me.” – Vulture

Out Now: Dark Synth Rock Duo Dinosoul Share“Let Me Go” Video

“Pain is medicine, pleasure is disease.” So goes the mantra behind queer Pittsburgh two-piece Dinosoul’s dark synth-soaked indie rock. Within these haunted vocals, bold guitars and buzzing synths are songs that never shy away from the difficult twists and turns of existence, songs that refuse to reduce life experiences into simplicity.

For Skope: Maximals & FaderX team up with Nashville singer Jordan Grace [Protocol] [out now]

Maximals & FaderX’s brand new, powerful release “Free” with Jordan Grace, just has dropped on Nicky Romero’s label. “Free” is a pop-infused single with progressive house/EDM sound.


The King of Bachata, Romeo Santos will be the first Latin artist to headline the 80 thousand capacity venue on September 21st. UTOPIA The Concert will celebrate the #1 Latin album in the country, UTOPIA which includes collaborations from Frank Reyes, Anthony Santos, Monchy & Alexandra, Aventura and more! Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) has teamed up with Romeo Santos on the promotion in our radio stations Mega 97.9FM and 93.1FM Amor in New York.


“With eyes shut, Marley dug deep into the healing power of music with songs from his 2017 album Stony Hill. “So A Child May Follow” addresses the troubles youth confront around the globe and how to persevere to succeed. “Speak Life” sums up the message of his music and his turn behind the Tiny Desk: live a life that will enable us to survive life’s slings and arrows with dignity and love. But what makes his music stand out on this session is the prominence of the acoustic guitar and piano in the arrangements, which makes the familiar sound somewhat new.” – says NPR about the performance.

Gosh unveil glistening new single ‘Take Me Home’ from forthcoming EP, ‘Frankenstein’

Continuing to make their mark on 2019 with some catchy, irresistible indie music, Wollongong four-piece GOSH announce the latest chapter in their body of work, the evocative new track, ‘Take Me Home’. Taken from their new EP Frankenstein, ‘Take Me Home’ is a prime example of the band’s consistently refined sense of songwriting and their handle on pop nuance.

Scratch – “It Was Good While It Lasted but We Have to Agree, Things Are Not How They Used to Be”

“We have a new song – this is a slow bluesy rock track with a grungy middle and a heavy end called “It Was Good While It Lasted but We Have to Agree, Things Are Not How They Used to Be”.”

Enigmatic electronica artist S+C+A+R+R unveils retro-futurist double A-side debut

AA-side ‘White Lies’/’What Do You Need?’ double-single available Sept 9th 2019 via Cinq7

S+C+A+R+R’s vocal stylings have an esoteric sheen that cuts through his debut – a pair of deliberately over-quantised odes to French house.

AA-side ‘White Lies’/’What Do You Need?’ double-single available Sept 9th 2019 via Cinq7

The enigmatic artist started his journey by sending anonymous mixtapes over a sporadic six-month period to The Dø’s Dan Lévy, who produced S+C+A+R+R’s raw talent, enabling his vision to create disconcertingly uplifting electronica.