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Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys plays the Catalpa Festival. (Credit: Maria Ives)

The Black Keys Headline Catalpa Day 1; Is It New York’s New Annual Festival?

Ultimately, festivals are about the music. And Day 1 was headlined by The Black Keys, one of the biggest breakout rock bands of the past five years.

07/29/2012

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry/ photo credit: Maria Ives

Aerosmith, Cheap Trick Put The ‘Classic’ In ‘Classic Rock’ At The IZOD Center

Aerosmith and Cheap Trick, both decades into their career, unleashed some of the greatest rock songs from the ’70s through the modern era. Both bands played their biggest hits, but eschewed some obvious songs to dig deeper into their considerable catalogs.

07/25/2012

photo credit: Maria Ives

Norah Jones Brings The Heartbreak To Central Park’s Summerstage

A debut album that won eight Grammys and sold over ten million copies is a hard act to follow, and it can cast a broad shadow on an artist’s career.

07/05/2012

Photo Credit: Maria Ives / Singer Bruce Dickenson and guitarist Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden/

Iron Maiden And Alice Cooper Bring Two Generations Of Creepy Hard Rock To Jones Beach

Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper seemed a little out of place at Nikon at Jones Beach at their concert Wednesday night: it was a beautiful evening, with the sun setting behind the amphitheater.

06/29/2012

Metallica

Exclusive Interview With Kirk Hammett At Metallica’s Orion Festival

CBS Local had the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett at the band’s Orion Festival in Atlantic City.

06/23/2012

Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen (Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

My Father’s House – Five Fathers Who Rock With Their Kids

Dads pass on their talents to their kids. And some kids follow dad into the music business, including these musical families.

06/13/2012

photo credit: Maria Ives

Bluesman Buddy Guy Still Shines At 75

Buddy Guy, currently promoting his autobiography When I Left Home: My Story, often discusses the importance of keeping the blues alive. On Saturday night at Montclair, New Jersey’s Wellmont Theatre, two of his young disciples […]

06/10/2012

Willie Nelson Photo Credit: Maria Ives

Willie Nelson Rocks New Jersey At Montclair’s Wellmont Theatre

Willie Nelson spent most of the past week heavily promoting his new album, Heroes, released on Tuesday. But at his concert last night, his focus was mainly on his catalog of hits from his five decade career.

05/18/2012

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Summer Tour Guide – From The Allman Brothers to ZZ Top

Summer’s here, and the time is right for dancing in the seats. Check out this season’s hottest outdoor concert tours.

05/14/2012

Anthony Kiedis (Credit: Maria Ives)

Red Hot Chili Peppers Pay Tribute To Adam Yauch At Prudential Center

After just one song in the headlining set, Flea announced, “We’re playing this show tonight for Adam Yauch,” and then launched into the bass line from the Beastie Boys’ rap-rock classic, “Gratitude,” from their 1992 album, “Check Your Head.”

05/05/2012

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5 Songs For Earth Day

Here are 5 songs for Earth Day, to keep you rocking and keep you thinking about the environment.

04/09/2012

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Your Tax Day Playlist – Top 5 Tax Songs

Why can’t big-time musicians just pay their taxes? They have the money. Check out the top-5 tax protest (and repayment) songs.

03/31/2012