| Jan 1, 2013
| 6:19 PM
The Soul Giants were a struggling R&B cover band in Pomona in the mid-1960s when lead singer Ray Collins fired the group's guitarist and invited a musical collaborator from Rancho Cucamonga to take his place. His name was Frank Zappa.
The band soon...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Last month the Rolling Stones set off speculation that they're scheduled to play this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival after a fan noticed that the venerable English band's mobile app included a listing for a mid-April concert date in...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 1:28 PM
A sampling of how it works for a rock 'n' roll band in middle age:
The bass player and drummer drive in for rehearsal from the suburbs where one of them is an interfaith counselor and the other, for a time, operated a fresh-bread franchise.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:31 PM
The structure is simple, the guitar riffs basic, the lyrics at best inane, but the Troggs' "Wild Thing" remains a garage-rock classic more than 45 years after its 1966 release made the British group and lead singer Reg Presley international stars....
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:08 AM
The Dave Matthews Band will play two shows at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on its just-announced summer tour.
The performances on July 19-20 make South Florida one of just a handful of markets hosting multinight tour stops. The only...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:47 AM
For at least the second time, The NorVa in Norfolk has made a Rolling Stone list of the nation's finest live music clubs.
In an online featured titled The Best Big Rooms: Venues that Rock, Norfolk's NorVa comes in at No. 16, just before the El Rey in...
| Feb 23, 2012
When L.A. hip-hop-influenced eletronic group Far East Movement dominated the pop charts with "Like a G6" in 2010, it did so with the help of little-known acts the Cataracts and Dev. For the act's follow-up, "Dirty Bass," it's banking on a little more star...
| Mar 14, 2012
Rolling Stones are not expected to tour in 2012. The Rolling Stones are not ready, Keith Richards says....
| Mar 28, 2012
Songkick on Wednesday announced its live music application has been downloaded 100,000 times on Spotify....
| Apr 11, 2012
Axl Rose: Early this morning Pop & Hiss received a letter from Guns N' Roses co-founder Axl Rose, through his publicist, announcing his decision to not attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday in Cleveland. Written under the...
| Apr 22, 2012
If the high heat sapped the energy on the polo field during the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, it didn’t slow down the party scene. Weekend Two brought branded bashes to the desert, some from music and pop culture...