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REVIEW: DREAMCAR Transports Irving Plaza to 1985

When forming a supergroup or side project, it’s important to be distinctive. The new project should have its own legs, serving up different melodies, arrangements, and/or genres that are far different from the bands that made them famous. DREAMCAR, featuring No Doubt’s Tony Kanal (bass), Adrian Young (drums) and Tom Dumont (guitar), along with AFI’s…

Hey, Get Off Gwen’s Cloud: See Her ‘Spark the Fire’ Video

In October, Gwen Stefani released the first of her comeback singles, “Baby Don’t Lie” to mega fan-fare and high expectations. The results were a mixed bag, with a safe, radio-friendly tune, so-so vocals and loads of repetition in the song’s three-minute run. The Voice coach (and No Doubt frontwoman – and don’t you forget that!)…

Global Citizen Festival 2014, Central Park, NYC

I am a Global Citizen. I know this because I was told so just shy of 1,531 times this past weekend, standing in the middle of Central Park for the 2014 Global Citizen Festival. The festival united hundreds of thousands of people to help raise awareness about clean water and ending poverty by the year…

No Doubt Premieres Video for New Single ‘Settle Down’

No Doubt premiered the video for their new lead single, “Settle Down,” tonight on E! The track fuses dancehall reggae with reverbed vocals and an insanely catchy hook. The perfect summer song to carry you through to the end of the season! Their new album, Push and Shove, isn’t out until September 25, but you…

The Best Cover Songs in the History of the Universe

You’re at a show, standing amid a sea of music-loving concert-goers. In the middle of the 2-hour set, the band breaks into a sleek rendition of another artist’s tune. It’s usually a well-known track that pays homage to that artist, while allowing the band to add its own unique twist. It encourages sing-alongs and gives…

No Doubt Announces Release Date

Remember that new album that No Doubt has been working on for what feels like the better part of a decade!? It’s finally happening! The band has announced the album’s release date in the video below¬† (it’s September 25th, 2012!): For those who aren’t freak shows that check the band’s website, Twitter and forum almost…

Celebrating 25 Years of No Doubt

March 14th, 2012 marked the 25th anniversary of the former ska-revivalists and genre-bending band No Doubt, yet I can still remember my first listen like it was yesterday. It was 1996 and Girl Power was spreading across America faster than wildfire the color of Ginger Spice’s hair. I was 12 and in the 6th grade…