In the span of just a few years, Blondie went from a band fighting for punk cred at CBGB to international superstardom, thanks in large part to one album: Parallel Lines. What was the secret behind its success? How did it all come together...and nearly fall apart? Enter the recording studio with Blondie's frontwoman and namesake, Debbie Harry, the rest of the band, and producer Mike Chapman. Their conversations reveal the real stories behind iconic hits like "Heart of Glass" and "One Way or Another" and how they launched punk music into the mainstream. Blondie's New York, premieres on the Smithsonian Channel Friday, March 21st at 10PM ET/PT.CHECK OUR FACEBOOK AND TWITTER PAGES FOR A CHANCE TO WIN COPIES OF Blondie: Video Hits on DVD AND Blondie: Greatest Hits on CD!
Colton Dixon, from the American Idol season 11 alum's debut album The Messenger, has topped the Christian Hot AC/CHR chart. In the video, a son reunites with his father after being estranged for many years. The story is intercut with Colton performing at a piano and with his band.
Georgia natives STS9 stormed the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park after Umphrey's McGee's set, taking the energy to a whole other level. The beautiful "Breathe In" was perfectly placed in the set. Buy the full show DVD, Blu-ray or download at TourGigs.com!
St. Paul & the Broken Bones burst with energy in an early morning slot for KGSR at the W Hotel, bringing people to their feet and an unmistakable sense of joy throughout the room. Check out this live performance of "Call Me" and "Broken Bones and Pocket Change," at SXSW 2014.
Channy Leaneagh, the voice behind Polica, plays a motel housekeeper in this video for "I Need $$ / So Leave" from the band's acclaimed album 'Shulamith.' Dressed in her uniform, along with high heels and headphones, Channy tidies up rooms at the motel because she doesn't need a man - and she's not surprisingly fascinated by a female musician (and her belongings) staying at the place.
It's a KGSR tradition to have Bob Schneider close out one of the live broadcasts during SXSW and 2014 is no different. Performing "Dirty Feeling" and "Into the Sun" live at the W Hotel, here is Austin's own Bob Schneider.
Royal Teeth came out of SXSW with a hoard of newly obsessed fans and the electrified crowd at The Parish in Austin, Texas is all the evidence you need. Check out this performance filled with spirit, whimsy, and glee, highlighting such songs as "For Keeps," "Hold Me," and "Wild." Do not allow this group to skip your radar!
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion brings their high energy rock 'n' roll show to The Mohawk in Austin, Texas. The trio's guitar, bass and drums exploded our heads at this show, so just beware of that and hold onto your noggin (or don't!) during this 1.5 hours of experimental rockin' goodness!