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At The Drive In Cancels Remaining North American Shows; Thus Far, Band Expects to Tour Europe

At The Drive In Cancels Remaining North American...

At The Drive In has cancelled the remainder of its North American shows, the band announced. Lead singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala cited health issues as the...

‘New York Is Music’ Group Applauds the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit

‘New York Is Music’ Group Applauds...

New York is Music, a coalition of more than 200 music-related organizations, applauds the passage of the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit. In recent...

Monk Tamony Brings Back Tones of Activism with Vid at Overthrow Gym, Releases ‘Leaders’

Monk Tamony Brings Back Tones of Activism...

By JOHN DALY NYC indie duo, Monk Tamony, officially released the next installment off their forthcoming self-titled debut EP, Monk Tamony. Listen to...

Robert Nix Makes His Popular Opinion Known in his Latest Video, ‘Won’t Go With The Flow’

Robert Nix Makes His Popular Opinion Known...

By JOHN DALY One thing is true about musician Robert Nix.  We know he won’t go with the flow. The Toronto musician’s latest video, “Won’t...

Magic Lightnin’ Boys Rip Some Good Ol’ Southern Rock With Funky New Album ‘Stealin’ Thunder’

Magic Lightnin’ Boys Rip Some Good...

With Magic Lightnin’ Boys, the South (Of Ohio) Rises Again – Review By DONNA BALANCIA The Magic Lightnin’ Boys have done what the U.S....

EXCLUSIVE: Keith Levene Touts Screen on the Green Event, Talks The Clash, Punk Rock of Today

EXCLUSIVE: Keith Levene Touts Screen on the...

Founder of The Clash, PIL, Discusses Punk’s Evolution Interview © 2016 IVOR LEVENE, Photos © MELANIE SMITH I recently sat down for a long discussion...

‘The Mess We Made’ Album by Tomas Doncker is a Heartfelt Plea for Equality to All

‘The Mess We Made’ Album by Tomas...

By DOTTIE PARIS – Tomas Doncker hopes the world will change. He took his feelings of rage and sadness over the Charleston Church Massacre and put...

Richard Hell: Concerts Set for May to Raise Funds for Ivan Julian, Founding Member of Voidoids

Richard Hell: Concerts Set for May to Raise...

Richard Hell sent out a note in March, 2016: I don’t know if you’ve heard about the plight of Ivan Julian. Ivan was a stalwart of CBGB in the ’70s...

Florence + The Machine Premieres Promotional Short Film; Plays Barclays Center June 14

Florence + The Machine Premieres Promotional...

By DONNA BALANCIA Florence + The Machine will play Barclay Center in Brooklyn on June 14 as part of the How Beautiful tour. She recently premiered the...

Abe Reviews – ‘Big World Abide: Best of Eric Anders’ is a Heartfelt Listen

Abe Reviews – ‘Big World Abide:...

By ABE NOORZAY Folk veteran Eric Anders’ release of Big World Abide: Best of Eric Anders is a compilation album of all of his previous works that come...

Grace Potter To Play the East Coast This Summer; Promotes ‘Midnight’

Grace Potter To Play the East Coast This...

By DONNA BALANCIA Grace Potter will tour to support her new album, hitting the East Coast in June and the West Coast in July The Vermont-born Potter kicks...

Miles Davis Celebrated with Release of New Album Collection by Concord Music

Miles Davis Celebrated with Release of New...

By JOHN DALY – In advance of what would have been Miles Davis‘ 90th birthday, Prestige Records, a division of Concord Bicycle Music, will release The...

Guns N Roses Take The ‘Not In This Lifetime’ Tour Across US, Starting With East Coast

Guns N Roses Take The ‘Not In This...

One Down, 24 Cities to Go By JOHN DALY – Guns N Roses kicked off their “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour in California, but there will...

Joy Formidable to Hit the East Coast with New Album, Hitch, and Tour

Joy Formidable to Hit the East Coast with...

By DONNA BALANCIA – The Joy Formidable is set to take the East Coast by storm, and this Welsh threesome is a group well worth watching. Their new...

‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot’ Still a Classic 30 Years After Its Release

‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot’ Still...

By JOHN DALY for EastCoastRocker.com – The 15-minute film Heavy Metal Parking Lot is a true classic 30 years after its release. Yes it was shot on...

The Tighty Whiteys – These Cool ‘California’ Musicians Play It Funky in Malibu

The Tighty Whiteys – These Cool ‘California’...

They May Play in Malibu, But The Tighty Whiteys Have East Coast Roots By DONNA BALANCIA MALIBU, Calif. — Don’t call these guys surfer dudes,...

Stefan Marchello Steps into Peppi’s Big Shoes As The Good Rats Play On

Stefan Marchello Steps into Peppi’s...

The Good Rats Get a Mention on TV’s Vinyl By DONNA BALANCIA – Stefan Marchello is leading The Good Rats into the future.  It’s a big...

Peppina Brings to the U.S. Her New Music — With A Lovely Finnish Twist

Peppina Brings to the U.S. Her New Music...

Finnish singer-songwriter Peppina, whose original music appears on a variety of films and commercials, is prepping for the SXSW Festival and has just come...

The Who Hits 50! Tour Continues Going Strong Throughout East Coast

The Who Hits 50!  Tour Continues Going Strong...

By DONNA BALANCIA – The Who celebrate “The Big Five O” with a North American Tour that kicked off April 15 in Tampa and hits 20 locations...

Paul Nelson, Musician, and Friend to Johnny Winter, Finds His Spring

Paul Nelson, Musician, and Friend to Johnny...

Releases New Album ‘Badass Generation’ By DONNA BALANCIA – Johnny Winter’s collaborator and friend Paul Nelson is finally making...

Women Rockers Hit a High Note at The NAMM Show 2016 She Rocks Awards

Women Rockers Hit a High Note at The NAMM...

Jennifer Batten, Chaka Khan Among Honorees By DONNA BALANCIA – Guitarist Jennifer Batten, Chaka Khan and a host of women in rock were honored at...

NAMM Show in Anaheim: Musicians, Products and Business Converge

NAMM Show in Anaheim: Musicians, Products...

New in 2016: Tech Tracks, Green Talk, Cool Products By DONNA BALANCIA – Hot topics in news include going green and technology’s impact on our...

Don Was To Be Honored with Les Paul Statue During TEC Awards at NAMM Show

Don Was To Be Honored with Les Paul Statue...

Record producer and music industry executive Don Was will receive the 2016 Les Paul Award at the 31st annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards...

Album ‘Introducing Darlene Love’ Shows She’s Not ‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’

Album ‘Introducing Darlene Love’...

‘Power of Love’ Going Strong Photos and Words By RICH HOYNES Darlene Love is every bit the gracious loving woman that she appears to be on...

David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ Among Latest in a Long List of Projects for the Endearing King of the Out There

David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’...

David Bowie may not be touring, but he’s busier than ever. Bowie will release Blackstar on Jan. 8, which is his 69th birthday. Here’s the Blackstar...

Kendrick Lamar Sweeps GRAMMY Noms with 11, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd Each Take 7

Kendrick Lamar Sweeps GRAMMY Noms with 11,...

LOS ANGELES — Kendrick Lamar has taken 11 GRAMMY nominations, followed by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, who each earned seven, announced this morning....

Round One Goes To Peter Hook in Pursuit of Royalties He Says are Owed him by New Order Bandmates

Round One Goes To Peter Hook in Pursuit of...

By DONNA BALANCIA – Peter Hook has been given the green light in a British courtroom to move ahead with his lawsuit against former bandmates in New...

The DoGs of Detroit Rip it Up: The Legendary Band Will Be Making a few Special Announcements

The DoGs of Detroit Rip it Up: The Legendary...

The DoGs of Detroit Photo Gallery The DoGs of Detroit have been ripping it up for years.  As one of the legendary punk bands of the Midwest, Loren Molinare,...

Mike Campbell, Marc Ford, The Blessings Make for an Evening of Great Music – See ECR Photo Gallery

Mike Campbell, Marc Ford, The Blessings Make...

Mike Campbell, Marc Ford and The Blessings Mike Campbell, best known as Tom Petty’s guitarist and the co-founder of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers...

‘I Am Thor’ Film Screening and Live Performance by Metal God Thor Himself – Don’t Miss This

‘I Am Thor’ Film Screening and...

By DONNA BALANCIA – Jon Mikl Thor, larger-than-life star of the acclaimed documentary “I Am Thor,” is the consummate performer.  In...