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Concert season is officially in full swing as country artists kick off their summer tours and make their way to Xfinity Theatre. It’s that time again to figure out carpools, which lot to post up in, and most importantly, who to see live! Every year you await the release of Rascal Flatts' tour schedule and skim the dates for Hartford. Every year you end up in the same predicament: should I buy tickets to Florida Georgia Line or Brad Paisley? And then, after you’ve decided on a couple of shows t... [Read more]

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The Foo Fighters just set out on their epic 2015 Sonic Highways Tour, so now's the perfect time to test your knowledge. Can you match the lyrics to the song?

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Happy Memorial Day weekend! Here's some tunes to kick-off your mini-vacation and hopefully opening that pool! 1.) "School’s Out" – Alice Cooper How can you not love Alice Cooper? Look at that face. 2.) "Rockaway Beach" – The Ramones Punk rock meets surf rock. Perf. 3.) "Doin’ Time" – Sublime Summertimeeeeee, and the livin's easy. 4.) "Jammin'" – Bob Marley Nothing says relaxing like a little reggae. 5.) "Summer Love" – Justin Timberlake Just pretend you're drinking a margarita with JT alone o... [Read more]

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What U2 Song Are You?

May 19, 2015
U2 just launched their epic 2015 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour, and it's getting rave reviews. Find out here which U2 song most closely aligns with your rockin' personality.

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Music festival season is upon us, and there are literally hundreds to choose from. If, like me, you're struggling with making a decision about which one to attend, take this quiz to help make up your mind.

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What You Missed at the ACMs

April 21, 2015
Sunday night, April 19th, marked the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, and it was nothing short of spectacular. Historically held in California (and later in Las Vegas), the ACM Awards relocated to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas this time around, hosted by the infamous country music duo, "Bluke." Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan took the stage of the record-breaking affair, setting a new Guinness World Record for the most attended live awards show ever, clocking in at 70,252 attendees. ... [Read more]
This past Sunday, I finally let myself spend some money on something other than groceries and bills and bought a Sufjan Stevens ticket. The show opened with Cold Specks, stage name for Ladan Hussein (also known as Al Spx), an up-and-coming Somali-Canadian singer with a full-bodied voice that resounded beautifully in Hartford’s Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. The name is a reference to James Joyce's Ulysses – "Born all in the dark wormy earth, cold specks of fire, evil, lights shining in... [Read more]

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Which Pop Diva Are You?

April 7, 2015
Have you always felt that you have one or two really great pop albums in you? Or are you just simply fabulous? Find out now which pop star you most closely resemble!

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The Rolling Stones just announced their highly anticipated 2015 "Zip Code" Tour! Your favorite British rockers will kick off their concert circuit at San Diego's Petco Park on May 24. Can't wait 'til then? Take this quiz to test how much you really know about the Stones, and buy your Rolling Stones tickets fast before they're sold out!
According to the 2015 calendar, it's officially Spring, but according to the New England weather, Mother Nature is in no rush to dismiss the freezing cold temps and bring in the warm, radiant sunshine. The newly extended hours of sunlight has me pumped for t-shirt and flip-flop weather -- sunny days to roll down the windows and drive around scenic back roads blasting country music from the radio. One of my personal favorite artists to play is Luke Bryan, because not only is he talented, but he i... [Read more]