Weird Al’s Comeback

You might have noticed a large increase in the amount of news coverage over Weird Al Yankovic lately and unless you chose to ignore it completely, you know that he's been releasing singles everyday off of his new album Mandatory Fun. From spoofing Lorde and Iggy Azalea, to Pharrel Williams and Robin Thicke, Weird Al has certainly covered many of the hottest songs from this past year, creating quite the buzz for his newest album. Is this the ultimate comeback? 9675

ON RADAR: The National Parks

Many bands are known for supporting different causes. From animal rights to helping children, but not many bands actually name their band after a cause. Indie folk band, The National Parks, however did just that. Members Brady Parks, Sydney Macfarlane, and Bae Sorenson are the trio that make up this band that many people are calling something between the Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men. 9651

R.I.P. Tommy Ramone

It is sad news for everyone to hear that the last living member from hit punk rock classic the Ramones, Tommy Ramone, passed over the weekend at the age of 65, after a long fight with bile duct cancer. Growing up in Queens New York, Tommy Ramone became 9641

ON RADAR: Milky Chance

Electronic, indie, folk, and reggae styles are all the rage these days with artists like Avicii, Magic!, and NONONO making these styles popular. One of the latest bands to emerge in this world is German duo Milky Chance. Led by vocalist Clemens Rehbein and musician Philip Dausch, together in 2012 they began playing around and recording a couple of tunes outside of their jazz quartet band and in 2013 they released their debut album Sadnecessary. 9632

Pink Floyd Announce First New Album In Twenty Years

There is no need to explain who Pink Floyd is. Sure, their prime years were back in the 60's and 70's but as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and having been named as one of the most influential and successful bands of all time, there is no doubt that their name is not unheard of. Which is why the news of a new album, set to be released in October of this year, from this psychedelic rock band comes as an awesome surprise to us all. 9612

Magic! Who Are They?

As like many bands Magic! seemed to pop up out of nowhere, taking over the charts with their catchy hit "Rude". While they might not be the newest out there, they're definitely making their mark in the world and quickly becoming one of the hottest bands of the summer. But who exactly is Magic!? 9582

Everything They Touch Turns To Gold

It's not a surprise that most of what celebrities own are worth a lot of money. Expensive watches, fast luxury cars, and billion dollar homes are the norm in the industry, but even the things some celebrities spent little or no money at all on are suddenly worth quite a bit more after a celebrity graces their fingers across them. This was proved once again after a handwritten lyric sheet from rock 'n' roll legend Bob Dylan was sold for $2.045 million dollars at an auction site in New York this past week. 9572

Spoon Is Back!

In the music business four years is a long time. It's a place where in a span of a week a new "hit" band can be named and another forgotten. So when bands take a break or wait around to release new music, it's almost a guess as to whether people will continue to follow them. But one band we are glad to see is releasing a new album soon is Spoon. 9543

6 Of The Best Disney Covers

For most, Disney is a part of growing up. It's one of the first introductions of music and dancing to kids, which many never forget. The tunes we've heard over and over, learning word for word as children become nostalgic. While some may see these songs as being childish, some bands are proving they are not just for children. Recently one of the biggest American rock bands, Pearl Jam, included a rendition of one of the newest Disney films Frozen during one of their concerts, which got us wondering who else has been covering their favorite Disney tunes. 9523

Ed Sheeran: More Than Just A One Hit Wonder

You probably know Ed Sheeran from his hit song "The A Team" released back in 2011 but aside from that, his music might be a little fuzzy. The song which launched his career was featured everywhere from movies to television but unfortunately that's the most many have heard from him. He quickly got categorized as a one hit wonder teen heartthrob, but this English singer has much more to offer to the public and he's not going to go away anytime soon. 9481

ON RADAR: Twin Forks

Twin Forks is an American folk rock formed in Boca Raton, Florida in 2011. This seven piece band is packed full of talent including members Chris Carrabba, Suzie Zeldin, Ben Homola, Jonathan Clark, Shawn Zorn, Kelsie Baronoski, and Kimmy Baronoski. From previous bands like Dashboard Confessional, Bad Books and The Narrative, most of these members have all had a pretty good career in the music business prior to Twin Forks, but like most musicians the passion to continue and pursue the art will never fade. It all begins with one person.  9453

Ramones Debut Album Goes Gold

The Ramones are one of the most successful and recognizable punk bands in America. Since their start in the 70's they've been a symbol of rebellion and rock, so it comes as a surprise that after all of these years their self-titled debut album, which was released April 23 1976, has just now sold 500,000 copies, certifying it gold. 9415

NEWS: Rise Against Announce New Album “The Black Market”

American punk-rock band Rise Against is a name you're probably already familiar with. Whether you're a punk fan or not, these guys have been around for a while, forming in 1999, and have made quite a name for themselves. They've been nominated for MTV awards and worked their way up the charts in countries all over the world, so people are obviously watching out for them. 9374


Some people try their entire life to sound natural and at ease whilst playing music but few rarely achieve this. Ray Lamontagne on the other hand is a pure natural. Born in Nashua, New Hampshire this singer/songwriter found a passion for art in many different forms. 9353

Music Artists At The 2014 X Games

XGames is a sporting event unlike any other. While we have the World Series in baseball and the Super Bowl of football, X Games is the extreme sport equivalent. And just like any other major sporting event, music will surely be involved as well. For the first time in thirteen years, X Games will be hosted in a new home other than Los Angeles. This year's competitions will be held in Austin, Texas June 5-8 and the inaugural event is featuring a host of acts simultaneous to the competition and into the night with well known artists ranging from

How To Look Like Your Favorite Star

Have you ever stared at a picture of your favorite celebrity and wished you could look like them? Well thanks to many beauty and fashion lines partnering with celebrities of all sorts, now you can! For as long as the public has been infatuated with the beauty of certain celebrities, they've been partnering with brand names to help you achieve that look. 9286

Five Songs To Celebrate Memorial Day

I'm sure most of you are aware of Memorial Day as just another holiday you have from work or school but memorial day is so much more than just a day off. It is a time for all of us here in America to reflect on the soldiers who gave their lives up for us and fought bravely beside each other so that we can enjoy days like today in peace. So in honor of them we have gathered a list of five songs for you to not only jam out to, but to reflect on what the day actually


Few bands can get away with shutting the streets down in a town and not be arrested. Foo Fighters are one of those bands. This past Saturday night they did just that at Preservation Hall in New Orleans. 9082

NONONO To Release Debut Album This Summer

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard NONONO's outbreak hit, "Pumpin' Blood", which was released just last year. With an upbeat catchy tune and whistling that will be stuck in your head all day, this Swedish alternative pop trio are off to a great start. And just like anyone else, they plan on keeping that streak going with the release of a debut album July 1st, entitled We Are Only What We feel. 9008

Who’s On Top In The Industry?

The music and entertainment industry has created fine lines between men and women. With separate categories for each at music awards and writers everywhere creating their own "top male/female" lists, we treat them almost as different genres. Yes, there are many differences and the separation is great sometimes, we're also curious however, who is on top in this game of chance? 8931

ON RADAR: The Floorwalkers

There is something special about seeing band in which the members are actually just a big group of friends. You watch as they joke and kid around with each other on stage and you can see the friendship between them like an inside joke. Although this doesn't happen often, when it does it is truly magical. 8861

Festivals VS. Concerts: The Pros and Cons

We have all experienced the feeling when festival season rolls around and you are faced with the decision of going to a festival or seeing a couple of concerts. Which do you choose? While the two do have one thing in common, which is to bring music to the public, they are both completely different experiences. 8828

5 Songs To Get You Ready For Summer

Summer is right around the corner and already the anticipation is driving us crazy. As I'm sure many of you have already, we've begun to daydream of sunshine, good times, and a summer romance. While there is still a little bit of time before summer is officially hear, we've already begun to round-up some songs to complete our summer playlist. 8709

This Day in Music History April 28th

History happens every day whether we realize it or not. Some things are bigger than others but there is always something to be remembered. With today's technology it can sometimes be very easy to not even think about the past with so much new stimuli and information being given to us every day but sometimes it's fun to take a step back and remember what happened in the past. Here are some moments from music history worth remembering. 8674

Austin City Limits Festival 2014 Lineup Announced

The Austin City Limits music festival in Austin Texas is one of the biggest music festivals in the city and 6 months before the festival even begins we are already getting prepared. Reading up and training for the two weekends of music madness taking place on October 3-5 and 10-12 is one thing but what we have all been waiting for is the lineup announcement. 8608

5 Classic Rock Tours Of Summer 2014

At some point during spring it hits us; summer is almost here. Whether you are ready for it or not, it's time to start planning out our summer concert going. While summer is often filled with festivals and most bands are touring during this time, we want to take a look at some of our favorite classic rock bands to find out when we can experience the magic live in concert. 8571

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Lindsey Stirling

In this day and age bands are plentiful in a variety of genres; one genre that doesn't get represented as much though is classical music. People in this day and age associate this timeless art as being old, outdated, and not really relevant. One young lady however is changing this mindset. Lindsey Stirling is one of the most talented violinists today but she's not playing the usual Pierre Rode. 8498

5 Bands That Prove Sometimes More Really Is Better

We all know the saying that less is more and of course that can be very true. However, sometimes more can be just as good, if not better. In the music world, this can very much be the case. We've rounded up five bands that prove to us that some songs just need an ensemble to do them justice and that is exactly what they are doing. 8444

MUSIC VIDEO: “Magic” by Coldplay

I'm sure by now everyone's heard the catchy new love song by Coldplay entitled "Magic". In case you haven't, this romantic tune is about falling in love with someone and being entranced with them, making it feel like "magic". Now while some people might imagine the guys to take this video in to a present day love story with a boy and a girl smitten over each other kind of direction, instead these guys took the magic to a more literal sense. 8371

Copeland Reunite, Announce New Album

It's been four years since indie-rock band Copeland announced they were parting ways to focus on different interests and said goodbye with one last farewell tour, but after all of that time it seems they were never quiet finished with their original project. The band announced on April 1st a new album to be out October 31st, 2014 titled Ixora. This new record will be the first record recorded and released independently by the band. 8332

5 Bands To Keep Your Eyes On

Spring has arrived and with it we make room for new and better things. It's time to clean out our old stuff and make it new again; so why not clean out our playlists and make some new ones? Here are a list of five bands to keep your eyes on right now, that may end up being your new favorites for the spring and summer. 8260

ON RADAR: Kongos

Kongos, no not congos, is a four-piece band originating from South Africa. Consisting of members Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Daniel Kongos, these four brothers have been all over the world. While they spent most of their childhood growing up in either London or South Africa, they've traveled all the way to Phoenix Arizona to record their music. 8172

The Black Keys Announce New Album, New Single

It's been three years since The Black Keys released their grammy award winning album "El Camino" in 2011 and ever since fans have been begging for more. But now, we can all rest at ease as the band finally released news of their next album, "Turn Blue". And of course in true Black Keys style they didn't announce the news through a label, we heard it first from who other than Mike Tyson on twitter. 8127

SXSW 2014: Final Thoughts

Now that SXSW is over and everyone has had time to recover, let us take some time out to really reflect on the momentous week of music we just experienced. This year was no let down to years previous; this year was in fact one of the best years in SXSW music so far. Yes of course there were big names around every corner such as Lady Gaga and Kanye West but, to be honest, how many people actually got to see them? 8068

Why We Love Ingrid Michaelson

Few artists manage to be as adorably dorky as well as Ingrid Michaelson does. From her sophisticated nerdy dress style to her realistically sassy songs, Ingrid Michaelson is like the best friend you've always wanted. While she may be the cool nerd, this singer/songwriter has used her brains and talent to her own advantage. 7994

SXSW 2014 March 15th Review

Saturday seemed to come impossibly fast, as SXSW comes to its ending weekend. Thousands of people roamed the streets looking for their favorite bands to see one last time before the return to normalcy hit them back into reality. While, some were bleary-eyed and almost thankful this week was almost over, many came with a renewed energy to end the week with a bang. Some even took it a little to far.  7981

SXSW 2014 March 14th Review

Friday at SXSW proved itself to be crazy. As more and more people showed up for the weekend the crowds grew even more. Lines spanned all around buildings and the hopes of getting into some shows proved almost impossible. Thankfully due to larger park shows there were still some places for people to see a great show.  7973

SXSW 2014 March 13th Review

SXSW 2014 is still in full swing and music has completely taken over. Walking anywhere in the downtown area of Austin you can hear music pouring from every direction. 6th street has become a complete roar of music as bands play in almost every other bar, making it easy to get lost in a trance of noise. 7961

SXSW 2014 Music Recap So Far

SXSW is in full swing now and we're just getting into the music portion of it. Already we've had surprise appearances from from none other than Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez not to mention the many A-list celebrities here for the film portion of the festival, such as Nicolas Cage and Kristen Bell. So what else does this festival have in store for us? 7931

ON RADAR: Night Beds

Every once in a while a band will come along that really captures your attention. From out of no where they shake things up and bring something new, genuine, and refreshing to the table. This band for me, has been Night Beds. Founded by Winston Yellen, this band resembles the likes of Jeff Buckley; featuring hauntingly beautiful lyrics and harmonies. 7881

SXSW 2014 Survival Guide

You may be a regular to music, or any type of festival, but SXSW is a completely different experience. On one side of the street there may be a vender trying to capture your attention with all of the latest fancy gadgets, while on the other side an awesome band is playing great music. Tens of thousands of people gather to the not-so-small anymore city Austin Texas, not just for one weekend but a full week!  7856

NEWS: Oasis and Soundgarden To Reissue 20th Anniversary Albums

Manchester Englands famous rock heroes Oasis, and Seattle Washington's grunge band Soundgarden both have albums with 20th anniversaries coming up and to celebrate they are reissuing the albums with extra special content. Oasis's Definitely Maybe was a turning point in the lives of this young band. Released in 1994, this debut album for the band shot straight to number one in the UK charts, becoming the fastest selling album during it's time, in the UK. 7845

ON RADAR: Boy & Bear

Australian musicians that are heard overseas here in the US are usually few and far between. We know and love Atlas Genius but another band hailing from Australia is making their mark all around the world now as well; Boy & Bear. This folksy band which can only be described as they put it "a combination of drivey indie folk and choral harmonies"(1) is fast becoming a new obsession for many. 7784

NEWS: Todd Harrell Of 3 Doors Down Indefinitely Suspended From Band

Original member of the popular rock band 3 Doors Down, Todd Harrell, has been indefinitely suspended from the band after a drug related DUI arrest charge. This comes as a sad second act of crime after last summers criminal charges which led to only short suspensions from the band. While we can only assume this decision was made not with light consideration, the band stated on their website that they want to help protect the integrity of the band and to encourage Todd to resolve his problems. 7776

ON RADAR: The Belle Brigade

The Belle Brigade is made up of brother and sister duo, Barbara and Ethan Gruska. Debuting in 2011 with their self-titled album, the two made quite an impression on people from the start. Gaining recognition from works such as the LA Times, SPIN, and appearing on both Jimmy Kimmel and Conan, that's not a bad way to start out. 7711

10-Course Dinner Radiohead Style

For one night only chef Kyle Hanley, a chef from the Detroit Golf club, is creating a 10-course dinner based on the classic Radiohead album Kid A. He will be teaming up with sommelier, Joseph Allerton, to create an appropriate menu paying tribute to the album. The menu features items like yuzu fluid gel, oil poached monkfish, sous vide egg, and crispy pig ear, some unusual and unique items for a unique album. 7693

Five Albums To Check Out This Spring

Oh the joys that spring brings us. Better weather, spring cleaning, and new albums that can turn into our soundtracks for the rest of the year. Keeping up with the latest bands, songs and albums can be an almost impossible task. New music is constantly being published and new bands pop up everywhere that who has time to figure out what's good and what's being released? This list is for you. This spring is going to be filled with amazing albums and artists that will make the season that much more enjoyable. 7647

INTERVIEW: Chad Butler of Switchfoot

From surf documentaries to surfing accidents, the guys from Switchfoot have been through a lot in just the past couple of months with the release of their latest album and documentary, both conveniently named "Fading West". Lucky for us we got the chance to talk with drummer Chad Butler from the band about what happened during the surf accident involving lead singer, Jon Foreman, what we can expect from the documentary, and what type of food he can't live without. 7621

ON RADAR: Hurray for the Riff Raff

Hurray for the Riff Raff is one of those bands that make you look twice to find the source of that sound. Formed by singer/songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra, this band blends folksy blues sounds together with banjos and fiddles making for a completely unique sound. Something that can only be known as bluesy, folksy, New Orleans style american singer/songwriter. 7562

Superbowl 2014 Halftime Show Review

Among the many famous musicians who have performed during the Superbowl halftime show, Bruno Mars and The Red Hot Chili Peppers were the newest to join the ranks last night. Despite the many people who doubted Bruno’s ability to entertain the wide range of people that were watching, he no doubt played and sang his heart out. Beginning with a choir of children singing his first hit song “Billionaire”, it quickly escalated into a nice drum solo before Bruno stood up and began singing “Locked Out of Heaven”. 7555

ON RADAR: Chris Pureka

Born in Northampton Massachusetts and growing up in Connecticut, Chris Pureka began exploring her musical talents at an early age. When she was just eight years old she began writing songs and later at sixteen, she learned how to play the guitar as well. Soon she started playing in local coffee shops while attending Wesleyan University for a degree in biology. 7527

56th Annual Grammy Awards Recaps

The 56th annual Grammy Awards aired last night and what a show! So much talent packed into one night, filled with surprises and magical moments. For those who didn't watch it, or got distracted, we've put together a recap of the show just for you. 7478

Three Cover Songs Almost As Good As the Originals

Doing a cover of someone else's song can sometimes be harder than doing an original. There's a challenge of making the song your own without doing it injustice and not making it sound exactly like the original. Some bands manage to pull this off, making us fall in love with the song once again, while others end up sounding like they are singing bad karaoke. 7445

Why We Are Obsessed with John Newman’s Style of Music

One of the biggest artists to come into the spotlight today is 23 year old British singer John Newman. Although he is young, he has a voice and sound that is way beyond his years. Toting a sound similar to Adele, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Mayer Hawthorne, John Newman is bringing back that old classy sound to the world. 7414

Foster the People Announce New Album “Supermodel”

It has been almost three years since Foster the People released their debut album "Torches" back in 2011 and fans have been growing anxious for more. The trio consisting of Mark Foster, Cubbie Fink, and Mark Pontius announced on Monday a new album entitled "Supermodel" is to be released March 18th, along with giving us a new single, "Coming Of Age", to obsess over until the full album is out. 7359

ON RADAR: Twenty One Pilots

Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun are the duo that make up this lovely band called Twenty One Pilots. Over the past couple of years they have gained a nice reputation for having energetic live shows and being genuine good guys with great talent while touring across the US. Now signed with Fueled By Ramen, they have since released both an EP and a full length album with the record, turning heads and gaining new fans left and right. 7342

Manchester Orchestra Members Record Solo Tracks For Charity Record

Three of the five piece parts of Manchester Orchestra have recorded tracks to be released along with a new LP Records 10: Friends. This LP, which is being released in February 25th of 2014 by Fadeaway records, will help raise money for cancer research and will include many other indie acts, including Motion City Soundtrack, Twin Forks, and the Narrative. 7289

Pixies Release EP-2

Alternative rock band the Pixies are following up their recent release of EP-1 with a similar named EP known as EP-2. Just four months apart, these EP's are debuting many changes for this classic band. 7270

Ten Songs to Empower You In 2014

Every new years people all over the world make resolutions for the upcoming year. From getting in shape to getting a job, resolutions vary from person to person. Although many are never fulfilled, we like to think music can possibly help give you that extra push. 7242

Top Five New Year’s Playlist

From uplifting and motivational, to sad and depressing, New Year's is always filled with emotion. Some people are sad to be leaving behind such a wonderful year, while others cannot wait for a fresh start to try and get it right. Either way, we've collected a list of five of the best indie songs that will fit every emotion. 7190

The Five Best and Worst Christmas Songs

Merry Christmas from B-Sides! Christmas is all about having fun and being cheery but you can't deny some songs just are flat out bad. As soon as they come on the radio it hits you with a flash of annoyance. So for the sake of your family and friends we have rounded up the five best and worst Christmas songs so you don't accidentally play something that everyone hates but are too nice to say something. 7168

Music From Across the Pond In 2013

One of the beauties of internet and technology is that we get to experience foreign culture without leaving the comfort of our home. In the past we’ve always had a love for foreign music and 2013 was no exception. Many of the top songs and albums from this year came from musicians hailing from all over the world including Iceland, England, and Australia. 7157

Jason Lancaster Going Solo

You may recognize Jason Lancaster as being one of the founding members of Mayday Parade. More recently, after unknown reasons for Jason’s leaving Mayday, he went on to form a new band called Go Radio. After being together and touring for several years, a recent fallout took place this past year within the band and they are now no more. 7104

Three Leading Ladies of 2013

2013 brought to the world the attention of many great new talents. Some brought back old styles and some brought their own completely new styles to the world. Out of all of the many musicians we learned to love over this year though a few really stuck out and stole the show. Here are three women who did just that. 7083

Five Songs That Brought the 80’s Back To 2013

As 2013 comes to an end it’s time for us to look back and reflect about what this year was all about. We remember the Harlem Shake, twerking, and the blessing that was a full length album from Lorde. Possibly one of the best things to have happened to us in 2013 though is the uprising of 80’s style music. You can’t deny the catchy tunes with synths and heartthrob lyrics are back. Let us take a look at some of the greatest this year. 7046

ON RADAR: Mary Lambert

Mary Lambert may not be a household name but she deserves the recognition. You may have heard her singing along with Macklemore on their hit song “Same Love”. This lovely lady even helped write the song with them after she caught their attention with the release of her first EP “Letters Don’t Talk”. Based out of Seattle Washington, Mary Lambert is possibly one of the best role models for women today. 7033

ON RADAR: The Wild Feathers

Based out of Nashville Tennessee, The Wild Feathers consists of members Taylor Burns, Joel King, Ricky Young, Preston Wimberly and Ben Jarvis. Formed in 2010, these young guys are bringing back the true sound of rock and roll one song at a time. 6991

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Soundtrack

As the holidays thrust into full swing many people are looking for their soundtracks for the season. For some it may be Christmas anthems, for others it is anything but those cheesy cheery tunes. And for the latter, this album is just for you. 6960

Paramore: Five Reasons Why We’re “Still Into You”

Formed in 2004, Paramore has been around gracing the world with their music for almost 10 years now. With four albums under their belt, all certified gold and platinum, this band has shown the world they have what it takes to be musicians and they aren't stopping anytime soon. Although this band has gone through new members, fans are still just as enchanted by their punk rock attitude today as they were when the band first started. 6946

The Ceremonies-Land of Gathering Music Video

The latest video from The Ceremonies takes you on a trip back in time to childhood, or maybe just the 80's. The video switches from old-school home video looking shots of the band to a classic old-time looking cartoon of the band as children. Each shot shows a progression of the band, their childlike selves exploring, while their adult selves make art, until the two finally meet. 6911

Song Spotlight – Best Day Of My Life

It’s happened to all of us. A commercial starts airing and even though you may not even be paying attention, it has a song that is so catchy it just sticks in your head and you can’t shake it off. Some of these songs are annoying and you loathe having ever heard one word, but some are actually good. 6886

The Killers to Release “Direct Hits”

It’s sometimes hard to believe The Killers have been around long enough to release a greatest hits album but looking back on their past success, it’s no surprise. With their first hit single “Mr. Brightside” making a warmed welcome debut, from the start the band has created something special, which will all be encaptured in their newest "Direct Hits" along with the two new tracks, "Shot at the Night" and "Just Another Girl". But will the magic last? 6864

Ten Best Songs About Food

Food is universal, and whether silly or serious, reggae or pop, you can’t deny how catchy songs about food are. And with Thanksgiving only two weeks away, why not get ready with ten of the best songs about food? 6811