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A Sort of Homecoming: Matthew Honeycutt looks forward to showing off Mesa

By Alex Gallagher | November 17, 2021 When the pandemic hit in March 2020, Matthew Honeycutt found himself contemplating his next move. His band was sidelined, like the rest of the touring music industry, and Honeycutt...

Holding Court: Nerdcore rapper Mega Ran releases ode to basketball

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 19, 2021 Former middle school English teacher and nerdcore rapper Mega Ran is a basketball junkie. In celebration of the beginning of basketball season and his love of music and gaming,...

Fighting Another Day: Marc Cohn finds songwriting cathartic

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 19, 2021 Marc Cohn could be considered a survivor. His mother died when he was 2, followed by his father 10 years later. He survived an attempted carjacking on August 7,...

A Special Year: ‘Christmas Eve’ is the star of TSO’s show

By Alan Sculley | November 19, 2021 Last year, Trans-Siberian Orchestra was forced to cancel its signature annual project — the holiday tour of U.S. arenas that typically draws more than 1 million fans. To help...

Living the Dream: Christmas Pudding guests praise Alice Cooper’s work

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | December 4, 2021 Despite their multiplatinum successes, singers Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and Collective Soul’s Ed Roland still have pinch-me moments. Both cite the Alice Cooper’s 19th annual Christmas Pudding fundraiser...

Dream Come True: Maddie Poppe brings holiday show to the MIM

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | December 7, 2021 To “American Idol” season 16 winner Maddie Poppe, Christmas is all about family. “Being with family has always been so important to me,” Poppe says. “I had never left...

Family Revival: Allman Betts Band celebrates its lineage

By Alan Sculley | December 16, 2021 Devon Allman can look back on his music career and see he has always tended to have a band that goes for a few years, and then he’s...

‘Whole Lot of Soul’: The Bayou Bandits are the spokesmen for Southern rock

By Jordan Houston | December 16, 2021 Despite social distancing and economic hurdles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bayou Bandits are gearing up to launch “gritty” new music. The Southern rock four-piece, which comprises...

‘Happy Machine’: DJ Dillon Francis celebrates bubbly 3rd album

By Jordan Houston | December 23, 2021 Platinum-selling artist, producer, songwriter and DJ Dillon Francis has made waves since dropping out of Santa Monica College — including with the recent release of his jovial happy-house...

Looking ‘Inside’: Introspection is key to Mother Mother’s recent album

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 4, 2022 Vancouver alt rockers Mother Mother will celebrate each chapter of their storied history on its 2022 global tour. “We’re on our ‘Inside’ tour, promoting our new album of the...

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