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  • What’s Your “Internet Influence Index”? (3i)

    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion
    Bob Baker
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    Do you ever wonder how you’re faring in the realm of Online Reach and Influence? Maybe you need to stop and take a snapshot of where you stand. I call it your Internet Influence Index (or 3i for short). A 3i is a listing of your current number of friends, followers and other statistics that indicate how well you’re connecting with customers and fans online. It’s a quick measurement of your Internet presence. I refer to it as a snapshot because, if you’re proactive at all online, the numbers will be in constant flux – hopefully in an upward direction. Some day I…
  • The United States Of Cocktails

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  • The Dance

    Kings of A&R
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
    Buzz Track: Cheers Check out the brand new video “Cheers” by NYC-based group The Dance. The Dance” is a 3-man group consisting !llmind, acclaimed EDM vocalist and a multi-platinum music producer with a discography that includes songs produced for Kanye West, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Ariana Grande, and Hoodie Allen. They have synced songs with Movado, AXE bodyspray, Nike Fuelband and Converse both nationally and internationally, and have over 1 million YouTube views collectively as well as features with FUSE, The Atlantic, MTV Hive, Complex and The Source. Contact:…
  • Freddie Gibbs announces tour dates

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Fresh off a series of sold-out shows in Europe, Freddie Gibbs is announcing tour dates through the Northeast and Canada plus festival appearances at Odd Future's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles, CA and Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX. Piñata, Freddie Gibbs' recent collaboration with Madlib became an instant classic with many critics and fans alike calling it the album of the year. Piñata has already received best of 2014 accolades from many publications including NPR, Billboard, and Rolling Stone. Below, watch the music video for "Harold's" off of the album and check out the tour…
  • ArtsBeat: In Performance: Andrew Rannells and Stephen Trask of ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

    NYT > Music
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Mr. Rannells, who plays the title character in the Broadway musical, sings the number “Midnight Radio,” accompanied by the show’s composer, Stephen Trask, on guitar.
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    Kings of A&R

  • The Dance

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
    Buzz Track: Cheers Check out the brand new video “Cheers” by NYC-based group The Dance. The Dance” is a 3-man group consisting !llmind, acclaimed EDM vocalist and a multi-platinum music producer with a discography that includes songs produced for Kanye West, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Ariana Grande, and Hoodie Allen. They have synced songs with Movado, AXE bodyspray, Nike Fuelband and Converse both nationally and internationally, and have over 1 million YouTube views collectively as well as features with FUSE, The Atlantic, MTV Hive, Complex and The Source. Contact:…
  • Steve Rennie and The Value of a Good Education

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    Steve Rennie, Founder, Renman Music & Business He was an aspiring golf pro turned law student who went on to manage one of the most successful names in modern rock. Today he is inviting the entirety of the music industry into his office for some lively, and often deep, conversation. Through his web series, Renman Live, and his coursework at Renman U, Steve Rennie is preaching the truth of the music business and trying to share all he has learned with the next generation of managers and industry professionals. We caught up with Steve Rennie to find out what a good education really is when…
  • Royal Tongues

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    Buzz Track: The Balance Royal Tongues are a duo out of Buffalo, NY who have recently burst onto the scene with high-energy synth anthems ready for sync placements and alt radio traction. The duo has spent much of this past year co-writing with major songwriters from LA to NYC and scoring major sync placements. They self produced and released their new single last week. They were featured on Neon Gold and premiering FM debut on KX93.5 We Found New Music. Influences range from Smallpools, Passion Pit and Grouplove. Royal Tongues is an artist to watch. Contact:
  • Justin Mortelliti

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Justin Mortelliti just released his second EP “The Prince of April”. He performs the lead role in the rock musical ‘Rock of Ages’ at The Venetian in Las Vegas. He was also the lead vocalist in Kidz Bop Live and toured with the group across America. He even had a ‘one night’ guest role as a lead vocalist with Foreigner. He has appeared in the CBS hit Numb3rs, feature film The Collection, and the Batman short film Puppet Master; where he was nominated for Best Actor at The Method Film Festival. The song ‘The Fall’ was featured at the title track in the film ‘Dog Tags’ as…
  • The Top 8 Emerging Artists

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    Emmy Bachmann – Stranger Kit Walters – Your Ghost Colin Huntley – Best I Never Had The Silent Scene – Collecting Hearts Sydney Leigh – Crazy Beautiful The Crazy Carls – Let Me Colour of London – Heart Attack Justin Klump – The Night is Young Emmy Bachmann is a brand new artist on the scene yet has already been dubbed a blond bombshell singer-songwriter by PopWrapped. Our favorite tracks are I Don’t Love Him and Rescue Yourself. Kit Walters has released a new song along with a video Your Ghost. He will release an EP and will headline a show in…
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  • Freddie Gibbs announces tour dates

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Fresh off a series of sold-out shows in Europe, Freddie Gibbs is announcing tour dates through the Northeast and Canada plus festival appearances at Odd Future's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles, CA and Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX. Piñata, Freddie Gibbs' recent collaboration with Madlib became an instant classic with many critics and fans alike calling it the album of the year. Piñata has already received best of 2014 accolades from many publications including NPR, Billboard, and Rolling Stone. Below, watch the music video for "Harold's" off of the album and check out the tour…
  • Adult Swim closes this year's Singles program with new track from Ka

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Closing out this year's Adult Swim Singles progam is a contribution from Brownsville, Brooklyn rapper Ka. Its release maintains the level of quality set by recent contributions from Run The Jewels, Mastodon, Deafheaven and more, with Ka's "Lost Prophet Report" exploring a chilly, electronic minimalism distinctly different from the feel of his previous output. Check out the track streaming via HipHopDX and available for download now at Adult Swim Singles Program 2014June 9th - Giorgio MoroderJune 16th - MachinedrumJune 23rd - Destruction UnitJuly 4th - Fatima…
  • Electro-Dance DJ Duo 1Way TKT releases new single

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    NYC-based electronic duo 1Way TKT announces the release of their newest single “Take Me Home”. The team is comprised of Chris Reinsch “DJ U-Kno” and Josh Glazer “J. Glaze”. Blending high-energy dance beats with organic live instrumentation, 1WAY TKT creates a unique and eclectic dance sound unmatched by other electro DJs and producers. As a producer/DJ team running a recording studio in New York City, 1Way TKT are exposed to people and cultures from all over the world. Mixing all different influences from jazz to dubstep, each song is a blend of upbeat, melodic grooves; fusing the…
  • Train announce UK arena Shows for March 2015

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    Three-time Grammy-winning San Francisco band Train have today announced that they will be returning to the UK for a run of arena shows in March of 2015. This news follows the release of their 7th studio album Bulletproof Picasso earlier this month. Train tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 26th September and are available from, or The award winning San Franciscans Train are known for delivering memorable songs that capture the listener’s imagination. This particular talent has seen them achieve unprecedented radio and…
  • Room 94 announce UK tour for February and March 2015

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    Following on from the success of their Top 40 Debut Album No Strings Attached, Room 94 are back and are bigger and bolder than ever. Their 2015 11-date UK tour will start in Oxford on the 28th of February and run up until they play London’s O2 Academy Islington on the 13th March. Room 94 tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 26th September and are available from Lead track ‘Dirty Dancing’ sees the band take it back to their guitar driven roots but with an added RnB twist. You only have to see the accompanying music video to see the direction the band is heading.
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  • Vivid Sydney 2014 - A Festival of Light, Music & Ideas

    mintbbb (/music/member/mintbbb)
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    Vimeo: Take a journey through Vivid Festival 2014! I produced the video for Desination NSW as the only official timelapse photographer of the event. Music: These Moments by Reaktor Productions
  • Dance Dance Dance, with the Traffic Light

    bareboards2 (/music/member/bareboards2)
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
  • How to not completely suck at bass guitar

    deathcow (/music/member/deathcow)
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
  • There's a Secret Vehicle on the Millennium Falcon!

    brycewi19 (/music/member/brycewi19)
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Apparently a back-and-forth-going prank between Abrams and Snyder.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Drunk Edition

    Sagemind (/music/member/Sagemind)
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    Bohemian Rhapsody YouTube video sung by drunken Robert Wilkinson in RCMP squad car! Robert Wilkinson is experiencing a few minutes of fame after a video of him drunkenly singing the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody" in its entirety while sitting in the back of an RCMP squad car has gone viral online. After proclaiming through slurred speech that he is not intoxicated, the 29-year-old from Edson, Alta., launches into the song originally recorded by Queen in 1975. He manages to sing the entire song almost perfectly.
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  • Kendrick Lamar – “i”

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    Time to get excited. Kendrick Lamar, maybe the world’s greatest working rapper, teased a new single called “i” last week, and now it’s here, the first taste of a new album that will follow up the watershed Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City. So it’s an important song, simply by nature of existing. But more importantly, it’s a great song. Rakhi produced the rippling, liquid psychedelic track, which samples the Isley Brothers’ “That Lady” and which moves fluidly from one section to the next. It’s a song about self-belief and self-assurance…
  • Hear Dev Hynes’ Leaked “Everything Is Embarrassing” Demo For Sky Ferreira

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:29 pm
    One of Dev Hynes’ early demos for Sky Ferreira’s “Everything Is Embarrassing” leaked earlier today, along with two rejected Britney Spears demos. It’s always interesting to see how pop songs transform from demo to final product: here, some of the lyrics are different and Hynes works his way around the beat different from Ferreira does, but it seems to have arrived in the studio pretty fully formed. Hynes never had outright beef with Ferreira over song ownership like he did with Solange, but they did exchange a back-and-forth in their respective FADER profiles…
  • Tanya Tagaq Wins 2014 Polaris Prize, Says “Fuck PETA”

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq won this year’s Polaris Music Prize for her album, Animism, beating out Arcade Fire, Drake, and Mac DeMarco. In her acceptance speech, she encouraged people to wear and eat seal and said, “fuck PETA.” This year’s award gala was held in Toronto earlier tonight and featured performances from Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, Jessy Lanza, Basia Bulat, Shad, and Tagaq. The winner was chosen by a group of music journalists, broadcasters, and bloggers that decided who would win the award during the gala. She’ll receive $30,000 in cash as a…
  • Watch Beck Kick Off Conan‘s George Harrison Week

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Conan’s George Harrison tribute week kicked off tonight and the first musical guest was Beck, who performed “Wah-Wah” from Harrison’s 1970 triple album All Things Must Pass. This rest of the week will feature performances from Paul Simon, Norah Jones, and Dhani Harrison. Watch Beck’s performance below. Read More...
  • Dave Harrington – “Form And Affect”

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Next month, Nicolas Jarr’s label Other People will release a compilation called Work. We’ve already heard two Darkside tracks from the comp, which they shared along with their hiatus announcement. Now here’s a contribution from Dave Harrington, experimental electronic musician and the other half of Darkside. “Form And Affect” is a moody, shapeless ambient meditation that sounds both hopeful and in mourning. Listen below.Read More...
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  • SiriusXM To Present At Conference

    Spencer Osborne
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    SiriusXM’s Jim Meyer, its Chief Executive Officer, is expected to speak at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference on Tuesday, September 16, at approximately 7:00 pm ET.  The timing of this bodes well for the company, as it will be a very public place to speak to increased subscriber guidance and the fact that the company seems to be hitting on all cylinders. SiriusXM’s subscriber picture was bolstered with very impressive August auto sales.  The company seems to be capitalizing on a more streamlined process across both the new…
  • Is SiriusXM’s Customer Service Improving?

    Spencer Osborne
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    Over the years I have, on many occasions, been very critical of SiriusXM’s customer service.  There were even points in time where I would have characterized it as deplorable. In my opinion, a successful company is one that views its customers as an asset, handles them with care, and bends over backwards to ensure that the consumer experience is as good as it can be.  SiriusXM has not always fared well in these departments.  That being said, my two most recent interactions with SiriusXM’s customer service were a very pleasant surprise. In my family we have utilized XM SkyDocks…
  • SiriusXM raises Subscriber Guidance

    Spencer Osborne
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Last week, when auto sales were announced, I speculated that we might see the company raise subscriber guidance during the Q3 conference call.  As it turns out, SiriusXM did not want to wait.  The company has announced that it anticipates adding 1.45 million subscribers this year.  The new guidance is up from the previous level of 1.25 million. The news being announced today was timed very well.  the company had dipped below $3.60 and while I would not have anticipated to dip much further, an announcement such as this should be enough to get the interest of the street and get investors…
  • SiriusXM and TechCrunch Launch Limited Run Show

    Spencer Osborne
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    TechCrunch and SiriusXM have announced  the launch of  “TechCrunch Radio,” a limited-run series premiering at Disrupt San Francisco 2014, one of the most anticipated tech conferences of the year. TechCrunch’s East Coast Editor, John Biggs, and writer and reporter, Jordan Crook, will host the premier episode of “TechCrunch Radio” live from Start-Up Alley at 2014 Disrupt.  Biggs and Crook will give SiriusXM listeners all the news on the latest technology from the world’s most innovative start-ups as well as established companies launching their gadgets,…
  • Ellen DeGeneres Returns To Satellite Radio

    Spencer Osborne
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    SiriusXM has announced that the company will simulcast the popular Ellen DeGeneres Show on its airwaves beginning today.  This is not Ellen’s first foray into the world of satellite radio.  The talk show star had her own channel on XM prior to the merger of Sirius and XM.  The Ellen channel disappeared from the dial back in 2007.  Now, seven years later, instead of a radio show, SiriusXM and Ellen are teaming up to simulcast her television show. The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air an audiocast via satellite on SiriusXM Stars, channel 109, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App…
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    Roger McGuinn's Folk Den

  • Risselty Rosselty Now Now Now

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:52 pm
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: Risselty Rosselty Now Now Now – Click To Play Derived from an old Scottish folk song “The Wee Cooper O’ Fife” with a nonsense chorus. It was featured in the Alfred Hitchcock classic film “The Birds.” The tune sounds like dance music from another time. Lyrics: [A] I […]
  • Tell Ole Gil

    3 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: Tell Ole Gil – Click To Play We don’t know exactly what kind of trouble Gil ran into but one might suspect from the first verse it had something to do with those “downtown gals” or perhaps their male “protectors.” Lyrics: Capo on second fret [G] Tell old […]
  • Hard Times of Old England

    1 Jul 2014 | 2:27 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: Hard Times of Old England – Click To Play As Camilla and I prepare for our extensive Concert Tour through the UK, The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, I’m reminded of this song. As part of the Folk Process, I’ve replaced the last line: “And soon I’ll have occasion […]
  • Peg & Awl

    1 Jun 2014 | 4:05 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: Peg & Awl – Click To Play This is a traditional song that chronicles the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the shoemaking craft. In 1801 a cobbler would spend all his time doing manual labor with his primitive tools “peg and awl” to create shoes. But by […]
  • Take A Drink On Me

    1 May 2014 | 4:58 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: Take A Drink On Me – Click To Play In 1970 the Byrds recorded “Take a Whiff on Me” for our “Untitled” double record set. “Take a Drink on Me” is a variation of that song. John Lomax stated that its origins were uncertain. I’m playing 7-string acoustic […]
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    XLR8R News and Features

  • Hear a Track from Mark E's Upcoming EP

    XLR8R Magazine
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Mark E has announced a forthcoming debut on Bristolian label Futureboogie, and shared a stream of the record's title track in the process. read more
  • Redshape to Deliver 50th Release for Running Back

    XLR8R Magazine
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    For its upcoming 50th release, Gerd Janson's Running Back imprint has tapped masked German producer and label fixture Redshape. read more
  • Hear Seven Davis Jr Remix Martyn

    XLR8R Magazine
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    In anticipation of its upcoming Amsterdam Dance Event showcase, Ninja Tune has shared a new remix of Martyn's "Like That" from Seven Davis Jr (pictured above). read more
  • Wild Highways "Enter the Neu!"

    XLR8R Magazine
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Wild Highways is the project of Toronto's Cody Dyck, a guitarist who began crafting beats after relocating from the "Canadian prairies" to his current, more urban surroundings. At the moment, Wild Highways appears to be in its beginning stages, with only a handful of tracks on SoundCloud (all of which come accompanied by self-made videos) to its credit so far. read more
  • SBTRKT Drops Video for "New Dorp. New York"

    XLR8R Magazine
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    The flurry of activity leading up to the release of SBTRKT's sophomore LP next month continues with a new video for album cut "New Dorp. New York." read more
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  • CD Review: Brandon Schott, “Verdugo Park E.P.”

    Dw. Dunphy
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    Brandon Schott has never done a recording that hasn’t sounded good — be it power-pop or a pretty ballad — so there was no doubt or concern that his brand new E.P. Verdugo Park would sound equally pleasing. Comprised of three songs, the extended single acts as entre to a forthcoming full-length, but also nods to the era where pop music, rock, and pop culture became dominant forces and not just eccentric preoccupations. “Verdugo Park,” the actual song, is short but complicated. From the outset the listener is taken along to the Burbank, CA park that is the…
  • CD REVIEW: The Fletchers, “Reset The Dial”

    Rob Ross
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    First, I should thank the incredible Cyndi Dawson of The Cynz for having an intuition that I would like this band and their music.  She was/is completely right.  Second, I should thank Gary Kaplan, the main man behind The Fletchers, for taking the time to write and execute a great album and sending it to me as he also thought I’d enjoy it. This new album – the fourth – from New Jersey’s The Fletchers, Reset The Dial, is as fine a rock and roll/power pop album as you’re going to hear this year.  It has every one of the right elements – melodies,…
  • CD Review: Daniel Amos, “Doppelganger Collectors Edition”

    Dw. Dunphy
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:22 am
    In 1983, a record was released that was so far ahead of its time, and so different from what surrounded it, that there were only two ways to go in its regard. You either hid it behind the stacks of Tammy Faye Bakker records (true story!) and prayed nobody would venture farther, or you fell for it sideways. There was no middle path. Make no mistake about it. Daniel Amos’ second effort of the Alarma Chronicles, Doppelganger, was weird. In order to cut through the preconceptions, the clatter, and the propaganda, it had to be. The phrase “wake-up call” is overused, practically…
  • Suburban Metal Dad #364. “College Rock Concert, Part 2″

    D.X. Ferris
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Welcome back to Suburban Metal Dad, Popdose’s resident webcomic. Read a new one every Monday and Friday.  Click the pic to enlarge.  Right!? Tell us in the comments section!
  • The Friday Five: September 19, 2014

    Michael Parr
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up the media player of your choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments. The Five: This week I’m shuffling from my iPhone… “When the People Cheer (feat. Modesty Lycan)” by The Roots (from …and Then…
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    The KEXP Blog

  • Live Around Town This Week

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Pinback // photo by Amber Zbitnoff Monday, September 22nd • Orenda Fink at Barboza // 21+ (more info) • The Aislers Set at Neumos // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, September 23rd • Bob Mould Band, Cymbals Eat Guitars at The Neptune // All Ages (more info) • Brother Ali, Bambu, DJ Last Word at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) • S (Jenn Ghetto) at Sonic Boom Records, 6:00 PM // FREE, All Ages (more info) • David Bowie Is... at SIFF Cinema Uptown // All Ages (more info) • The Orwells at Neumos // All Ages (more info) Wednesday, September 24th • Decibel Festival Presents Haunted…
  • Monday Music News

    Janice Headley
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    photo by Dave Lichterman (view set) Brooklyn band The Antlers share a new video today for the track “Refuge” off their most recent release, Familiars. Produced by Morgan Beringer, the video is just as dreamy as the song. Watch it below, and watch their KEXP in-studio session here. [Pitchfork] UK producer SBTRKT shares a new video today, too, for the track “New Dorp. New York” featuring guest vocals from Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. Watch the computer-animated predatory clip below, directed by Fons Schiedon. The full-length album, Wonder Where We Land, lands…
  • TV Eye: Week of 9/22

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Julian Casablancas // photo by Christopher Nelson KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, September 22nd: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: The Black Keys The Colbert Report: Tweedy Conan: Beck Kelly & Michael: Mary Lambert Tuesday, September 23rd: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Julian Casablancas and the Voidz The Tavis Smiley Show: Aloe Blacc Wednesday, September 24th: Conan: Dhani Harrison…
  • Live Video: Nada Surf at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    photo by Brittney Bollay (view set) You won’t find a more kicked-back band than Nada Surf. Their relaxed demeanor, easy banter and effortless performances make you think they’re the kind of guys you just want to hang out with. During their recent acoustic session, live on KEXP from the Bumbershoot Music Lounge, it was like the entire audience was sitting in their living room as they played a comfortable range of favorites and even invited their pal John Roderick of the Long Winters to guest of a few songs. You can sit in on this session yourself but reading about Nada Surf’s…
  • Live Review: Lykke Li with Mapei at Moore Theatre 9/17/14

    Gerrit Feenstra
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    all photos by Brittany Brassell Perspective is a powerful tool to have in your pocket as an individual. It can make even the worst situation a blessing in disguise, as learned strength can produce a rose from the thorn patch, and doors unlocked and opened where others closed. This perspective is even more valuable when you manage to find a way to share it with those you love - to find a way to take that progression and communicate it to those that need it. Swedish indie pop singer Lykke Li found perspective like that not too long ago and put it in a form that could be easily shared with those…
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    Create Digital Music

  • Yamaha DX100 Synths Used to Make Thunderstorms Happen Inside Your Motorcycle Helmet

    Peter Kirn
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    Music tech videos need to be made like this again. (via dylan digits in comments) You don’t need a private Ibiza pool party and some slow-motion to make you look cooler when your keytar makes lightning strike in your face. Until then, we’re down-voting that s***. Consider yourself on notice. The Honda scooter ad at the end just sort of fits in, because how else are you carrying your DX100? Not in a station wagon. Not on the subway. You’ve got FM to make anything possible and you’re already wearing a motorcycle helmet and leather. You can ride with your keyboard…
  • NI Traktor Kontrol S8: Big Screens, Remix Controls – and Why Killing Jog Wheels is Good

    Peter Kirn
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Numark may have announced this week that it’s shipping the Numark NV controller, adding two displays with a window on Serato. But Native Instruments, for their part, appear no longer to be satisfied letting you hear about their upcoming Traktor Kontrol S8 via leaks on forums and social media. (Yes, uh… some of you noticed that.) No, this time, we get to see the Kontrol S8 in an official Native Instruments video. And right away, you’ll notice a big difference between Numark’s and Native Instruments’ perspective on the future of the controller: the S8 ditches the…
  • TKFX Gives You Crazy-Easy iPad, Android Control of Traktor Effects, KAOSS-Style

    Peter Kirn
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    For digital DJs, the computer often still trumps the iPad. You get (much) more storage, more flexible use of hardware, more features. But wouldn’t it be nice to use a tablet for X/Y control of effects? TKFX does that, and nothing else – but it does it damned well. It works on Android and iOS alike, and it’s dead-simple – and powerful. Traktor’s effects are one of the best features of the platform; this finally gives you intuitive control over them. Features: Hold function BPM sync Up to four effect units Four memory banks Use in single or group mode You can also…
  • Max 7 Shows Off New Interface – And Explains What It’s For, with Mushrooms

    Peter Kirn
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    Max 7 is the newest version of Cycling ’74 visual development to… um… erm… Well, actually, it’s really hard to explain what tools like Max, Pd, Reaktor, Plogue Bidule, and the like can do. Sure, they’re nerdy environments for making stuff. But because they’re open ended – because what they do is really up to you – just calling them a “development tool” doesn’t really say a lot. So, in a cute new video, Cycling ’74 shows off Max 7. It’s really stuff you could do with previous tools, showing visual and sonic…
  • Bugs Make Music, Lured by Light, in Music and Art Project

    Peter Kirn
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    That’s not a bug; it’s a feature. Wayward insects become the source of eerie, ambient music in a new work by British-born, Baix Penedes (Spain)-based artist Dickon Stone. Each insect lured by the glow of his light-up sculpture in turn triggers musical elements. Over the course of five years, he’s shaped that process into a strangely-lovely, otherworldly soundscape and formed a two-track EP, which you can preview here. (Five years, huh? Well, that’s proof that even with swarms of insects helping you shape the music, you can wind up obsessing over finishing. But the…
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  • Listen To Kendrick Lamar's New Track

    Kyle Huntington
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Hit the replies to hear Kendrick Lamar's new track titled "i".
  • Albums in Stores Today: September 23rd, 2014

    Jason Tate
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
  • PVRIS Post New Video, "My House"

    Jake Denning
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    PVRIS has posted a brand new music video, "My House", which you can check out in the replies. You can also pre-order their upcoming record, White Noise, which releases November 4th via Rise Records.
  • Gone Girl Score Details, Song Released

    Ryan Gardner
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:46 pm
    The Gone Girl soundtrack, scored by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, will be available digitally on September 30th and as a double LP at a later date. Listen to "The Way He Looks At Me" in the replies.
  • You + Me Stream Another New Song

    Jason Tate
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    You + Me's new song "Break the Cycle" can be streamed in the replies.
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  • K. Michelle & Soulja Boy Blast Each Other (PHOTOS)

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    (AllHipHop News) Reality TV stars are known to go at it on screen, but two alumni of the Love and Hip Hop franchise battled on Twitter. Rapper Soulja Boy and singer K. Michelle threw shots at each other overnight on the social media site. [ALSO READ: K. Michelle Bashes Elle Varner & Lil Kim (VIDEO)] The issues between the two began when Soulja Boy alledgedly said he slept with Michelle. She then went on The Breakfast Club radio program and denied the allegation that she had sex with the “Crank That” performer. “Let me tell you something, Soulja Boy – cause I…
  • Kendrick Lamar Releases New Single “i”

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    (AllHipHop News) Kendrick Lamar is back. The TDE rapper dropped his brand new single “i”. As K. Dot works on the follow-up album to his Grammy nominated, platinum selling good kid, m.A.A.d. city, the West Coast representative shares the Rahki-produced cut. [ALSO READ: Kendrick Lamar’s Next Album To Have “Aggression & Emotion”, Few Guests] Filed under: Headlines, MOBILE, MUSIC, News Tagged: I, Kendrick Lamar, TDE
  • Sir Michael Rocks, The Underachievers & Dave East Among Artists To Appear On “A3C Volume 4″ LP

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    (AllHipHop News) The A3C Festival and iHipHop Distribution are back once again with their annual compilation album. The fourth installment of the A3C LP features songs by Sir Michael Rocks, The Underachievers, Dave East, Chris Rivers, and many more. [ALSO CHECK OUT: Dave East “Warm It Up [Freestyle]“] In total, A3C Volume 4 will include 50 tracks from some of the rising Hip Hop performers from across the country. Previous editions of the project were springboards for breakout stars like Big K.R.I.T, Ab-Soul, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, G-Eazy, Curren$y, Action Bronson,…
  • Common, Ne-Yo, Elle Varner & More To Appear On Hip Hop Caucus’ “Home” Album

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    (AllHipHop News) As the United Nations is holding the 2014 U.N. Climate Summit in New York today, members of the Hip Hop community are lending their voices to bring awareness to the climate change issue on a new musical project. Hip Hop Caucus partnered with The Private Plane to create the Home album. [ALSO READ: Trey Songz, Mila J, & More Attend Ne-Yo’s Compound Foundation”Fostering a Legacy” Benefit] Common, Ne-Yo, Elle Varner, Malik Yusef, Crystal Waters, and Raheem DeVaughn are among the artists to appear on Home. Some of the participating acts will perform at the official…
  • Keke Palmer & Brook Lopez Team Up For “Change One Thing Back-To-School” Tour

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    (AllHipHop News) Actress/singer KeKe Palmer and Brooklyn Nets player Brook Lopez are taking part in Food Bank For New York City’s Change One Thing Back-to-School Tour. Food Bank’s nutrition education campaign, Change One Thing, encourages kids to share information about healthy eating and how to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget.   [ALSO CHECK OUT: Keke Palmer Ft. B.o.B “Ride This Beat”] Palmer and Lopez will take part in a nutrition education summit at Opportunity Charter School. The host of Just Keke and the NBA All-Star will speak to the teens about sports…
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  • Ryman to Host George Hamilton IV’s Memorial Service; NPR Premieres Lucinda Williams’ New Album, New Music Videos

    Ken Morton, Jr.
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    A memorial service for George Hamilton IV will be held at the Ryman on Wednesday morning. Garth Brooks has confirmed that his new, currently-untitled album is coming out November 11. Stream Lucinda Williams’ new double album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, on NPR. The Tennessean’s Peter Cooper wrote one of the best Lee Ann Womack features ever; it also happens to reveal her past desire to bust his… er… well, read it for yourself. The steady C.M. Wilcox has a new Quotable Country post up at Country California. The Economist looks at what ABC’s Nashville has done for the city…
  • CD Giveaway: Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers — Another Day from Life

    Juli Thanki
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Ohio-based traditional bluegrass band Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers can always be relied on to put out solid traditional bluegrass records; their new album, Another Day from Life (out September 30 on Rebel Record) is another fine addition to their discography, as the quintet applies adept picking and tight three-part harmonies to a well-chosen track listing that features “Miss Molly,” Darrell Scott’s “Every Road Leads to You,” Hank Williams’ “May You Never be Alone,” and, one of my favorite songs from the album, new single “Now the Summer’s Gone,” written by…
  • Jim Ed Brown Announces New Album; Robert Earl Keen to Release Craft Beer; OCMS Plays Conan

    Juli Thanki
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    The New York Times published George Hamilton IV’s obituary today. Robert K. Oermann wrote one for MusicRow. Jim Ed Brown will release his first solo album in 30 years, In Style Again, on Plowboy Records in January. (via press release) Randy Travis attended a fundraiser in Denison, Tex. yesterday. The photos accompanying the article show Travis walking with assistance, and his fiancée is quoted as saying that Travis attends physical and speech therapy daily; however, he’s still got a long way to go in his recovery. Lee Ann Womack and John Legend’s episode of CMT Crossroads will premiere…
  • Friday Five: Songs About the Flu

    Juli Thanki
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Folks today just don’t sing about infectious diseases like they used to a century ago — thanks a lot, Alexander Fleming — so today, we’re going to look at a handful of older songs written about influenza. (Though, if you’re looking for a new flu song, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers’ 2012 album Lonely Comes Easy includes the intricate instrumental “Swine Flu in Union County.”) Bonus Track: Albert Collins – “Dyin’ Flu” Albert Collins and his Telecaster can even make one’s deathbed sound cool.   5. Blind Willie Johnson…
  • George Hamilton IV Passes Away; Isbell Wins Three Americana Music Awards; Bravo Development Plans to Demolish Studio A

    Juli Thanki
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    George Hamilton IV passed away yesterday, less than a week after suffering a serious heart attack. The 77-year-old, who began his recording career as a pop artist with the Top 10 hit “A Rose and a Baby Ruth” in 1956, had been a member of the Opry since 1960. Peter Cooper wrote Hamilton’s obituary for the Tennessean, and, Billboard, and the BBC also published articles on Hamilton. The winners of last night’s Americana Music Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award (Performer): Taj Mahal Lifetime Achievement Award (Instrumentalist: Flaco Jimenez Lifetime Achievement Award…
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    Q Magazine

  • Column – The Reincarnation Of Northern Soul

    Paul Stokes
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    Pete Paphides explains how a new film's attempts to chart the movement inadvertently kickstarted a new wave talc-sprinkled all-nighters The post Column – The Reincarnation Of Northern Soul appeared first on Q Magazine.
  • All We Are – I Wear You

    Paul Stokes
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    New single from the up-and-coming international trio The post All We Are – I Wear You appeared first on Q Magazine.
  • Listen again to this week’s Q Show on Absolute Radio (21/9/14)

    Paul Stokes
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    This week's edition is available to stream on demand right now The post Listen again to this week’s Q Show on Absolute Radio (21/9/14) appeared first on Q Magazine.
  • Five Songs To Hear This Week – Kerbdog, Hookworms, Flying Lotus, Bullybones, Honne

    Jamie Skey
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    Jamie Skey presents some essential listening for the week ahead (22 Sept) The post Five Songs To Hear This Week – Kerbdog, Hookworms, Flying Lotus, Bullybones, Honne appeared first on Q Magazine.
  • Gallery – Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows

    Paul Stokes
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    Having celebrated his 80th yesterday and released a new album today (22 Sept), Q presents a preview of images from Harvey Kubernik's new book The post Gallery – Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows appeared first on Q Magazine.
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    13 Sep 2014 | 7:43 pm
    My dude Hua Hsu, when he’s not being name-checked in the New Yorker, has a grip of really good condition soul/funk 7″ cheapies for sale. 5-for-$20 is a fantastic deal, especially for titles like that Diana Ross and the Supremes joint or James Gadson’s “Let the Feeling Begin”. (I’d also cop that Jesse Anderson if you don’t already have it).
  • SHADES OF SOUL: EPISODES 2.15 & 2.16

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    I’ve been derelict in updating folks (here) on my recent Shades of Soul radio shows. On EP 2.15, I invited DJ Rani D (Soul In the Park) to come talk about his favorite summer songs and he laced us with a sweet mix of Angolan records:Shades of Soul, EP 2.15: Summer Jams with DJ Rani D by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on MixcloudAnd then last Friday, I had on author Amanda Petrusich, whose new book Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records is one of the best books on record collecting ever written. We had a great convo about her book, about the…

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Your Love (aka “The Wedding Mix”) by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on MixcloudI’ve made mixes that I might disavow under pressure. I’ve definitely made mixes where I wish I could go back and revise it (in fact, I’ve done that). But with this, “the wedding mix,” I really feel like I nailed it. That’s not a statement of ego (well, maybe a little) as much of an expression of satisfaction in feeling like I created something that I can’t improve on. It’s great “as is.”The backstory: I was commissioned to make this mix for a couple…

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    “Lemonade” (preview for a mix-in-progress) by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on MixcloudIt’s a little shocking to me but I haven’t released a full-fledged hip-hop mixtape since Auditory Assault and that came out in 2001. (I guess parenthood and a full-time job slows down the productivity on other fronts).This summer, I made it a point to start working on mixes again. The first mix (and I’ll tease it later) is a party mix in the vein of Groove Thing and Adventures in Rhythm. The second is what I tease above, working title “Lemonade.” There’s a longer…

    10 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Soul Sides Vol. 4 (The Proper Version) by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on MixcloudWhen I sat down to brainstorm Soul Sides Vol. 3, I actually came up with tentative tracklistings for three future volumes. I didn’t want to drop all three at once since I knew, with the benefit of time and perspective, I would likely make tweaks here and there. So I sat on Vol. 4 and it’s only been over the last month or so that I’ve revisited it and, indeed, ending up making all kinds of changes to my original playlist.As a reminder, the goal with these new volumes was to try to replicate the…
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  • Tour Dates | Galactic Winter Tour 2015

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    New Orleans funk act Galactic will hit the road hard this winter for a just-announced tour that's currently slated to run from a January 27th performance at Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, FL to a two-night stand at San Francisco's The Fillmore on March 6 & 7. The lengthy run includes visits to Florida, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California. A presale commences tomorrow, September 23, at 10 a.m. local times via the band's website. Here's the full list of Winter 2015 dates for Galactic: 1/27 - Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola,…
  • Terrapin Crossroads | Three New Phil Lesh Shows Announced

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Terrapin Crossroads recently announced three additional Phil Lesh performances for October scheduled to take place in the San Rafael, CA venue's Grate Room. On October 6 Lesh will team with what Terrapin Crossroads has dubbed "The East Coast Allstars" for a performance in the Grate Room featuring Phil along with guitarists Scott Metzger and Tom Hamilton as well as multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby and drummer Joe Russo. Then, on October 24 and 25, Terrapin Crossroads will host a pair of Phil Lesh & Friends performances featuring Phil along with guitarists Stanley Jordan and John Kadlecik…
  • Photos | Eagles & JD And The Straight Shot | NYC

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Images by: Joe Russo Eagles + JD & The Straight Shot :: 9.18.14 :: Madison Square Garden :: New York, NY Rock legends the Eagles brought their "History Of The Eagles" tour to Madison Square Garden in NYC on Thursday night, where the show was opened by JD & The Straight Shot. The "JD" is Madison Square Garden owner James Dolan, who at one point during his band's set led a successful attempt to break the record for group kazoo performance. More than 7,400 attendees played the kazoos they were given by the venue at the same time. Dolan brought out New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, Amare…
  • Tour Dates | Michael Franti First-Ever Acoustic Tour

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Spearhead front man Michael Franti will preview new material this fall on his first-ever acoustic tour. Franti will focus on the West Coast for the run, which spans November 6 - 22. “In every show that I do with my band Spearhead, I always take time to do a few songs with just me and my guitar and strip it down to the bare bones so the lyrics and melody can shine through. I've done lots of acoustic sets but never an entire tour, so I am thrilled to be doing this for the first time!” Franti said in a statement announcing the tour. Michael Franti will perform songs from his tenth studio…
  • Backstage Video | Taj Mahal & Tedeschi Trucks - Leaving Trunk

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    On Friday and Saturday night the Tedeschi Trucks Band began a four-show run at the Beacon Theatre in New York City that has featured a number of special guests so far. Friday's show saw guest spots from Jerry Douglas, Taj Mahal and Jaimoe of The Allman Brothers Band, while Jimmy Herring and Duane Trucks sat in on Saturday night. A backstage video from Friday has surfaced and we're sure you'll love it as much as we have. In the video below, we find Taj Mahal and Jerry Douglas rehearsing "Leaving Trunk" with the Tedeschi Trucks Band backstage at the Beacon on Friday night. Taj first recorded…
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  • DAVE LOMBARDO Is 'F**king Sick And Tired' Of Answering Questions About His Split With SLAYER

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Niclas Müller-Hansen of recently conducted an interview with former SLAYER and current PHILM drummer Dave Lombardo. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. About SLAYER, can you pinpoint a time when it became more business than camaraderie? Dave: Well, I think I realized that it became more business when we signed with Def Jam. We signed to a major label and they were asking us for our social security numbers and we had accountants and we were appointed a manager. It changed, it definitely changed, but that's normal if you're gonna work at that level.
  • NIGHTWISH Announces North American Tour

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will embark on a 27-date North American headlining tour in the spring. The trek will launch in New York City on April 9, hit three Canadian cities plus Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, then close out in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 14. Support at all dates will come from Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN. Commented NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala: "Our work on the new album has been going with serious productive speed and comfortable ease at the same time. It's going to be great to get it out to you and play these…
  • ACE FREHLEY's First U.S. Tour In Four Years Scheduled For Late November

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:35 am
    Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will play his first run of U.S. shows in four years at the end of November. Ace's short batch of dates will include two back-to-back concerts at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City on November 24 and November 25. Tickets for the NYC shows, which will be presented by VH1 Classic "That Metal Show" co-host and radio personality Eddie Trunk, will go on sale on Wednesday, September 24. Frehley's touring lineup will include none other than Richie Scarlet, who rode shotgun performing rhythm guitar and vocal duties on Ace's "Trouble Walking" platter in…
  • SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Denies 'The Negative One' Was Written About JOEY JORDISON

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:03 am
    SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor has denied that the band's new track "The Negative One" was written about the group's former drummer Joey Jordison, claiming that the song's lyrics deal with "the ugliness that we all have in us." The first new tune released by SLIPKNOT in six years, "The Negative One" is taken from the group's upcoming fifth album, titled ".5: The Gray Chapter", which is due out on October 21. The disc follows up 2008's "All Hope Is Gone" and is the band's first without Jordison, who was let go late last year, and founding bassist Paul Gray, who died in 2010. With lyrics like…
  • DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT Says Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL Will Be 'Out Of Action' Until Christmas

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:55 pm
    DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell, whose cancer is once again in "remission," has just finished undergoing a new round of chemotherapy before receiving a stem-cell transplant later in the month. Campbell — who before joining DEF LEPPARD in 1992 was well known for his work with DIO and WHITESNAKE — went public with his Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis last summer, but announced in November that he was in remission. The term "remission" means that the symptoms of the cancer have either been eliminated or reduced. When the tumor is completely gone, doctors call it "complete remission."…
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    L.A. Times - Music News

  • MGM buys 55% stake in production firms of Roma Downey and Mark Burnett

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. on Monday acquired a 55% interest in the two production companies of actress Roma Downey and "Survivor" producer Mark Burnett.
  • Creative era of Jess Collins, Robert Duncan brought full circle

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    The circle of artists and writers around Bay Area painter Jess Collins and his lifelong romantic partner, poet Robert Duncan, didn't have a memorable name or a specific program. But it was to San Francisco in the 1950s and 1960s something of what the Bloomsbury group was to London in the...
  • Playing with memory in 'Marjorie Prime'

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Jordan Harrison explores the fraught subject of memory from a variety of fascinating angles in 'Marjorie Prime' at the Mark Taper Forum. Ultimately, it's more intriguing than dramatically satisfying.Jordan Harrison explores the fraught subject of memory from a variety of fascinating angles in 'Marjorie Prime' at the Mark Taper Forum. Ultimately, it's more intriguing than dramatically satisfying.
  • What was L.A. Feline Film Festival like? Let Lil Bub show you

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    "My cat’s on Instagram" is a phrase you don't hear all that often, unless you happened to be at Sunday’s premiere of the L.A. Feline Film Festival at Exposition Park. It was everything magical that a cat lover dreams of: Web favorite Lil Bub and other celebrity cats, an 80-foot...
  • Robert Pattinson, Taliah 'FKA twigs' Barnett couple up on Venice Beach

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Robert Pattinson has gone public with the new woman in his life: He and singer-songwriter FKA twigs — real name Tahlia Barnett — were spotted holding hands in Venice Beach on Sunday.
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  • Woody Allen's Sixties Stand-Up Albums Reissued

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The recordings Woody Allen made of his comedy routines in the mid-Sixties will once again be available at an affordable price. November 25th will see the release of a comprehensive two-disc set – The Stand-Up Years: 1964 – 1968 – which will contain everything from the three records Allen released in the......
  • See Paul McCartney's Star-Filled 'Meat Free Mondays' Video

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Paul McCartney has made a music video in support of his family's Meat Free Mondays campaign, which urges people to take a weekly break from eating meat in an effort to help the environment. The song – which dates back to 2009, when the outspoken vegetarian cofounded the effort with......
  • 'We Need Hope and Fear in Equal Measure': An Interview With Naomi Klein

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Ever since she released her the anti-globalization manifesto, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, 15 years ago, Naomi Klein has been progressivism's most visible, most charmingly articulate spokesperson. In her gripping and dramatic new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Klein turns to climate change, writes of......
  • Andre 3000 Talks Outkast Biopic, Studying Jimi Hendrix and Snagglepuss

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Rapper Andre Benjamin worked obsessively on his startling portrayal of Jimi Hendrix in the new film Jimi: All Is By My Side, and he already has ideas about a potential biopic for his group Outkast. "It would be great to make an Outkast movie right now, but instead of really serious, make......
  • Fricke's Picks Radio: Milestones for the Ramones and John Zorn

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    The September 14th Ramones tribute show at New York's Bowery Electric, celebrating the band's debut gig at CBGB 40 years earlier, was a communion of generations – from the young singer-actor John Gallagher Jr., who played the title vagabond in the Broadway adaption of Green Day's American Idiot to original CBGB......
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  • Hear Marianne Faithfull's Moody New Single, Written by Nick Cave

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    "Late Victorian Holocaust," the Nick Cave–composed first single from Marianne Faithfull's upcoming 20th album, Give My Love to London, is now streaming. The moody track features the fittingly gothic refrain, "Sweet little sleep/ My dreams are yours to keep," and a shimmery backdrop of atmospheric sounds, sullen piano and a beautiful violin solo. It escalates until the vocalist sings in her stentorian voice, "And nobody will ever wake again," just before the music falls apart and she sings the refrain again. All-Star Roster Honors the Rolling Stones at Carnegie Hall Charity Show The…
  • Hear Kendrick Lamar's Funky, Uplifting Self-Reliance Song 'i'

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Kendrick Lamar has released "i," the first single from his as-yet-untitled upcoming record. The track begins with a rousing voice calling Lamar "a brother who stands for something" before the guitar line from the Isley Brothers' 1973 soul hit "That Lady," kicks in. Lamar's raspy voice raps about perseverance in the face of chaos until he lets loose the tune's uplifting chorus, "I love myself," while the song interpolates funky jazz bass before topping out at the 4:20 mark. It's the first single that the rapper has put out as a lead artist since his…
  • See Paul McCartney's Star-Filled 'Meat Free Mondays' Video

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Paul McCartney has made a music video in support of his family's Meat Free Mondays campaign, which urges people to take a weekly break from eating meat in an effort to help the environment. The song – which dates back to 2009, when the outspoken vegetarian cofounded the effort with his daughters Mary and Stella – lays out all the benefits to slightly changing one's diet, including reducing greenhouse gases and slowing down the polar ice thaw and rising ocean levels. His video features people from all over the world holding up signs with the song's lyrics, including…
  • Andre 3000 Talks Outkast Biopic, Studying Jimi Hendrix and Snagglepuss

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Rapper Andre Benjamin worked obsessively on his startling portrayal of Jimi Hendrix in the new film Jimi: All Is By My Side, and he already has ideas about a potential biopic for his group Outkast. "It would be great to make an Outkast movie right now, but instead of really serious, make it a full comedy  — like Kevin Hart would play Big Boi," he said of his rapping partner last night. And as himself? "We should cast somebody stupid — like Leonardo [DiCaprio]." Andre 3000 Talks Outkast, Prince and Jimi Hendrix Benjamin (AKA Andre 3000) was on a panel Sunday…
  • Misha Mansoor's Tech-Metal Makes a Big Djent

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Welcome to Young Guns, our series exploring the most notable guitarists from the next generation of six-string legends. For more interviews with the guitarists inspiring us right now, click here. WHO: Twenty-nine-year old guitarist and producer Misha Mansoor leads Periphery, a techy prog-metal outfit whose elastic, instrumentally vigorous, heavily syncopated sound is cut with elements of electronic and ambient music. The band's 2010 self-titled debut, which Mansoor wrote, programmed, produced and mixed in the living room of his Washington, D.C., apartment (tracking all the…
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  • Woody Allen's Sixties Stand-Up Albums Reissued

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The recordings Woody Allen made of his comedy routines in the mid-Sixties will once again be available at an affordable price. November 25th will see the release of a comprehensive two-disc set – The Stand-Up Years: 1964 – 1968 – which will contain everything from the three records Allen released in the......
  • See Paul McCartney's Star-Filled 'Meat Free Mondays' Video

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Paul McCartney has made a music video in support of his family's Meat Free Mondays campaign, which urges people to take a weekly break from eating meat in an effort to help the environment. The song – which dates back to 2009, when the outspoken vegetarian cofounded the effort with......
  • 'We Need Hope and Fear in Equal Measure': An Interview With Naomi Klein

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Ever since she released her the anti-globalization manifesto, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, 15 years ago, Naomi Klein has been progressivism's most visible, most charmingly articulate spokesperson. In her gripping and dramatic new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Klein turns to climate change, writes of......
  • Andre 3000 Talks Outkast Biopic, Studying Jimi Hendrix and Snagglepuss

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Rapper Andre Benjamin worked obsessively on his startling portrayal of Jimi Hendrix in the new film Jimi: All Is By My Side, and he already has ideas about a potential biopic for his group Outkast. "It would be great to make an Outkast movie right now, but instead of really serious, make......
  • Fricke's Picks Radio: Milestones for the Ramones and John Zorn

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    The September 14th Ramones tribute show at New York's Bowery Electric, celebrating the band's debut gig at CBGB 40 years earlier, was a communion of generations – from the young singer-actor John Gallagher Jr., who played the title vagabond in the Broadway adaption of Green Day's American Idiot to original CBGB......
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  • stream SALES’ charming debut EP

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    The lovely and super affecting debut EP from SALES that we mentioned last week is officially out today. One of our surprise favorite releases of the year; listen to the EP (including the perfect but subtly heart-crushing new track “Getting It On“) in its entirety below, grab it on mp3 or limited CD here, and cross your fingers that this thing gets the proper vinyl release it deserves.
  • new Andy Stott – Violence

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    [taken from Andy Stott's new record Faith In Strangers, out November 18 on Modern Love]
  • video: Ariel Pink – Put Your Number in My Phone

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    [directed by Grant Singer]
  • Fear of Men – Sleeper (Ty Segall cover)

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Brighton’s Fear of Men embark on a massive European tour next week, and to celebrate the occasion, they’ve released this lovely, gently lilting cover of Ty Segall‘s psychedelic lullaby “Sleeper“. Check all of Fear of Men’s tour dates here.
  • photos: Gorilla vs. Bear IV // Dallas, TX

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Thank you Dallas, and huge thanks to Panda Bear, SOPHIE, Ejecta, Doss, Blues Control, and the Granada for another special night, and to D Magazine for summing up the evening beautifully. Until next year, here’s a great set of photos from the Granada‘s own Bill Ellison. PANDA BEAR: EJECTA: DOSS: BLUES CONTROL:
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    Aquarium Drunkard

  • Clifton’s Corner :: Volume 25 – Power To The People

    Satisfied '75
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    (Volume 25 of Clifton’s Corner. Clifton Weaver, aka DJ Soft Touch, shares some of his favorite spins, old and new, in the worlds of soul, r&b, funk, psych and beyond.) When I began compiling this installment of Clifton’s Corner, I didn’t really have a particular theme in mind. It was just going to be a […]
  • Jacques Dutronc :: Les Métamorphoses

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    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    La grande classe. Point barre. Jacques Dutronc :: Les Métamorphoses
  • SIRIUS/XMU :: Aquarium Drunkard Show (Noon EST, Channel 35)

    Satisfied '75
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 357: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Jacques Dutronc – Les Métamorphoses ++ Rob Jo Star Band – I Call On One’s Muse ++ Cisneros & Garza Group […]
  • Shelley Duvall :: He Needs Me (Harry Nilsson – 1979 Demo)

    Satisfied '75
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    In 1979 Harry Nilson took a hiatus from recording what would turn out to be his final (full) album, Flash Harry, in order to act as musical director behind filmmaker Robert Altman’s 1980 film, Popeye. Co-produced by Bruce Robb, with arrangements by Van Dyke Parks, Nilsson composed all of the film’s original songs. An inspired […]
  • Bill Deal & The Rhondels :: Hey Bulldog (1970 Beatles Cover)

    Satisfied '75
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Straight out of Virginia Beach, Bill Deal & The Rhondels 1970 cover of Lennon/McCartney’s “Hey Bulldog”. The fabs…this is not. Bill Deal & The Rhondels :: Hey Bulldog
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  • Kendrick Lamar releases new single, "i" (listen)

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Kendrick Lamar is finally getting ready to follow up his massive good kid, m.A.A.d city with a new album, and today he's released its first single, "i." It was produced by Rahki and mixed by Ali. Listen below. Continue reading "Kendrick Lamar releases new single, "i" (listen)" at brooklynvegan
  • Julian Casablancas & Blood Orange were the secret bands at Shea Stadium tonight

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Julian Casablancas @ Shea Stadium (via thedirtygrand) Blood Orange @ Shea Stadium (via noahisawesome) As predicted, Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas played a secret show with his new band The Voidz at cozy Brooklyn DIY joint Shea Stadium tonight (9/22). They were billed as "Rawk Hawks", and played after "Naranja Bausch" who ended up being Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange who played new songs (Naranja is Spanish for Orange). Big Ups, not a secret at all, opened the Monday night show. Did you get in? Julian's friend and labelmate Har Mar Superstar did. How was the show? Julian tours bigger venues…
  • What's going on Tuesday? (Tweedy, Iasos, Sondre Lerche, Lily Allen, Nada Surf, Christopher Owens, Mount Eerie & more)

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Tweedy in Chicago earlier this month (more by Brigid Gallagher) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet @ BAM Part of Nonesuch Records at BAM, legendary boundary pusher Anderson teams with the Kronos Quartet for what is sure to be a special evening. Tweedy, Jeff Tweedy @ BAM Also part of the Nonesuch celebration, Jeff Tweedy plays twice at this show: a solo set and with Tweedy, the band he has with his son 18-year old son Spencer. Sondre Lerche, TEEN @ Bowery Ballroom Sondre Lerche's ambitious new…
  • Eugene Mirman Comedy Fest night 3 in pics (Robyn Hitchcock, Jen Kirkman, Wyatt Cenac, H. Jon Benjamin & more)

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    photos by Chris La Putt; words by Klaus Kinski Eugene Mirman with Robyn Hitchcock and H. Jon Benjamin The 7th Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival took over the Bell House and Union Hall in Brooklyn for the past few days to bring audiences an audacious, eclectic, and titillating smorgasbord of comedic events. Of all the events, I chose to attend You Never Know Who Might Drop By at the Bell House on Saturday September 20 at 10:00pm. The only guest to be announced ahead of time was H. Jon Benjamin. The rest of the line up was listed as "Special Guest." Remarkably, even with only one guest…
  • The Weeknd began his tour with Schoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko at Barclays Center (pics)

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    photos by Gretchen Robinette The Weeknd / Schoolboy Q @ Barclays Center - 9/19/14 "In my city, I'm a young god," The Weeknd boasts briefly in his distinct, smooth as silk voice on "Often." One of the few clean lines from his steamy summer release, it's a bold statement that rings true in his home of Toronto, and evidently in New York as well. At Brooklyn' Barclays Center on Friday, the once rather enigmatic artist proved that he's no longer an underground gem but a mainstream favorite. After delivering a rapturous and at times chill-inducing performance, Abel Tesfaye left the thousands who…
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  • A Fuzzy Fendi Bag and Reed Krakoff Pumps: Get Furr’d Up, Part 2

    Alyssa Shapiro
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Anni Jürgenson (Marilyn) photographed by Ben Rosenzweig in NYC Well, it’s officially fall. Before the weather gets way harsh, Tai, we have a few perfect weeks when a furry accessory is all the extra warmth you need — so to celebrate early fall, we rounded up our favorite shoes, bags, and even jewelry to keep you looking cozy, and the best pieces to wear it with to make sure you stay cool. For the perfect fuzzy Coach creepers and full fur Fendi bag, click here. Keep an eye out for new looks all week. Anni wears a felt crop top by LINIE, lambskin gauchos by Veronica Beard, Reed…
  • The New HBA Site Is Raining Men

    Sara Spruch-Feiner
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    Image courtesy of Hood By Air Shayne Oliver didn’t get into fashion to do it like everybody else, and his relaunched site for his cult classic androgy-menswear line Hood By Air is perfectly in tune with that notion. The home page features 360 views of all the looks–men stomping across your screen in  Demeulemeester-esque knee-high combat boots and drape-y leather. Click on store and you can shop raining men–actually not kidding–and shop on the looks that catch your eye. So, if you’re looking to change up your e-tail experience, or add some variety to your add-to-cart…
  • See the Lovely New Poster for Alex Ross Perry’s ‘Listen Up Philip’

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    On October 9, Alex Ross Perry’s charmingly caustic Listen Up Philip will play at the New York Film Festival. And as last week brought us a new trailer for the film, starring Jason Schwartzman as a novelist grappling with the success of his career and the foibles of his love life, this week we’re graced with a lovely official poster for the feature. Created by the talents of illustrator Anna Bak-Kvapil and designer Teddy Blanks of CHIPS, the poster highlights the supporting cast of Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter, and  Josephine de La Baume. Its delightful design harkens…
  • The Opening of Gerber Group’s STUDIO

    Steve Lewis
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    Image via Gerber Group Every night brings a new opening, a redux, or a rethinking, as operators race to embrace the busy season which starts in a few weeks and runs till New Year’s Eve. Gerber Group, one of the worlds top Hospitality companies, has redone the Lilium space in the W New York-Union Square into Studio (201 Park Avenue South), and have thought outside the box with its design. New York artist Domingo Zapata has done up the joint from top to bottom. Artists involved in Club spaces is nothing new. Area was an ever changing art project, a moveable feast with Andy Warhol and…
  • GHE20G0TH1K’s Epic Vogue Battle

    Avneet Takhar
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    Image via @GHE20G0TH1K on Twitter GHE20G0TH1K kicked off with a boom on Saturday night at Santos Party House with a mad DJ line-up.  Venus X banged out some tunes that had the crowd going wild, including a remix of Boss Ass Bitch x Drunk in Love. The fashion? A mix of baseball caps, HBA, and skin-tight leather, which left partygoers quite sweaty when dropping to the beats like no one’s business. The Vogue Battle ensued with MTV America’s Best Dance Crew’s Dashaun Wesley judging the performers. Mike Q hit the decks as people gathered around the contestants in a circle as they began the…
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    Digital Music News

  • U.K. Businesses Can Get Funding for Internship Programs…

    Nina Ulloa
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
      Unpaid internships are a much-debated subject. So why offer an unpaid internship when you could build a better relationship and encourage higher-quality work by offering a paid one! The Big Music Project is offering funding to music businesses in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. These businesses can use the funding to create paid internship positions. The funding will cover up to 50 percent of the total wage costs of internships lasting 3 to 12 months. The positions can cover any area, including digital marketing, communications, A&R, HR, social media, and finance.
  • The Polaris Prize Wants Albums to Be Celebrated as Works of Art…

    Nina Ulloa
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    The Polaris Prize jury has been selecting and awarding “Album of the Year” to Canadian artists since 2006. Polaris’ goal is to recognize Canadian albums based on artistic merit, regardless of genre or number of albums sold. The winning artist or band gets $30,000 and runners-up each get $2,000. Polaris started in 2006 and is modeled after other prizes that recognize creators regardless of commercial success, such as the Giller literary prize. Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director of Polaris, says he was inspired by bands like Metric, Stars, and Broken Social Scene…
  • How MasterCard and Visa Are Fueling $96 Million In Content Piracy…

    Paul Resnikoff
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    These are the 15 most successful digital download lockers.  Every single one of them sells premium accounts, and every single one of them accepts MasterCard, Visa, or both. According to just-released research from NetNames, a very similar picture emerges among streaming cyberlockers as well, like Putlocker and YouWatch.  “Every cyberlocker that offered paid premium accounts to users provided the ability to pay for those subscriptions by Visa or MasterCard, with only one exception,” the NetNames report states. “Only a single cyberlocker accepted PayPal.” Overall,…
  • How To Fix The Sound Guy Problem

    Ari Herstand
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:35 pm
    I’m fed up. I was out for a week of fly-out shows and on my way back to LA made a quick stop in Milwaukee to catch one of my favorite up-and-coming, metal-pop bands’, Lost In A Name, CD release show. Their new (PledgeMusic funded) album is outstanding and competes with every other band in their genre. They released it a few days before the show, giving their fans just enough time to prepare – familiarizing themselves with the new material. +PledgeMusic Looks To Change The Future Of The Album Release The place was packed for this powerhouse two-piece. There was your typical…
  • Craaave Is a Music Messaging App Done Right…

    Nina Ulloa
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Add Craaave to the list of apps created to “address the lengthy, messy process of sharing music with friends”. The list is long, and getting longer, but I think Craaave (a “small bootstrapped operation”) excels where other apps do not. Many music-sharing mobile apps make the process even more confusing by adding video, photo, and other bells and whistles. Craaave stays true to its mission, it’s a beautifully designed music messaging iOS app that allows users to send songs to their contacts. The app is free in the app store. Users can type to search for songs, or…
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    Music Thing

  • Music-making advice from musicians that non-musicians might find useful

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    This blog started 10 years ago in August 2004, and died just five years later. Back in 2008, I asked you all for your tips about making music. Over a thousand readers replied, and I've finally collected the (fantastic) best responses into one place: Hope you enjoy them, share them and submit more. BONUS: Get extra Music Thing updates at: or in the sidebar at
  • Music Thing Modular

    3 Jun 2012 | 2:56 pm
    I'm now documenting a few DIY modular synth projects over at including this random sequencer, inspired by vintage and modern random sequencers like the Triadex Muse, Don Buchla's 266 Source of Uncertainty module and Grant Richter's Wiard Noise Ring. I'm not manufacturing or selling modules, kits, or PCBs, but the design files are all Creative Commons licensed, so you can get PCBs by emailing one file to China, components from a company like Mouser, and laser cut acrylic front panels from anywhere that such things are made. Full how-to details are here: Finding parts…
  • Music Kits #1: DIY guitar effect pedal kits

    30 Nov 2010 | 3:18 pm
    Over the last couple of years, I’ve spent a few evenings building DIY guitar effects. It's fun to build things that you can use. If you want to get started, one of the hardest things is buying components. Try to buy a 10Ω resistor from Farnell, and you’re faced with a choice of 345 items. So, starting out buying a kit is a good idea. At least you’ll know the parts are right, even if when your soldering isn’t. However, not many people sell kits. Despite the potential markup on a handful of bulk components, the customer service is - presumably - a nightmare. Here are 23 companies who…
  • Slight return

    30 Nov 2010 | 3:17 pm
    A few posts on Music Thing should appear over the next week or two, dumps of research and notes that I thought it would be fun to share. Normal service will not, I'm afraid, be resumed...BONUS: Get extra Music Thing updates at: or in the sidebar at
  • The end of Music Thing, for now.

    7 Jan 2009 | 2:05 am
    Four years ago, I had a job editing laddish lifestyle magazines funded by the National Health Service. It was a great job, great people, and not very time-consuming. So, at work and at home I started writing Music Thing. To my surprise and delight, people started reading it. It was fun and all-consuming. Every day you - the readers - sent me great stories which I had time to research and post. The things I learned doing Music Thing (the internet stuff more than the guitars shaped like guns) have now helped me get a job where I'm in charge of the online output of The Times newspaper, managing…
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  • Listen To Two Leaked Dev Hynes Demos

    Lizzie Plaugic
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Dev Hynes backstage at Bowery Ballroom, May 2014 – Photo by Adela Loconte Well this is an interesting missed connection. Back in the summer of 2013, it was rumored that Dev Hynes, the man behind Blood Orange who has produced and written for the likes of Solange and Sky Ferreira, would be working on material for none other than Britney Spears. But time passed, as it does, and Spears’ album, Britney Jean, came and went in November of 2013 without much fanfare, and with nary a Dev Hynes credit. But today the mystery ends. After a fan tweeted a link to user43036935 on SoundCloud,…
  • Avid Dancer, Kopecky Family Band @ Troubadour: September 19, 2014

    Annie Lesser
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    On Friday, CMJ got a chance to sit down with Jacob Dillan Summers, the brains behind Avid Dancer, between soundcheck and doors for his group’s show opening for the Kopecky Family Band at the Troubadour in L.A. Avid Dancer started as a solo project for Summers after he was forced to leave many bands due to being raised in a strict Christian household where his parents didn’t allow him to listen to any secular music. “After leaving the Marines I moved to Los Angeles to go to school hoping to drum for bands, because that’s what my main instrument is.” Summers is a…
  • Watch: SBTRKT – “New Dorp, New York” (Feat. Ezra Koenig) Video

    Lizzie Plaugic
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    While I was watching the video for SBTRKT’s recent single New Dorp, New York, our art director asked me, “Are you watching a Pixar movie?” And I said, “Yes, but more apocalyptic.” That insider conversation is the essence of the Fons Schiedon-directed animation, which features the raccoon-dog thing from the Wonder Where We Land album art on the hunt in a smoky, late-night city. Alongside this, SBTRKT dropped yet another album cut, The Light, featuring Denai Moore. Watch the video and listen to that track below. The post Watch: SBTRKT – “New Dorp, New…
  • Video Premiere: The Wans – “Never Win”

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    In the Wans’ new video for Never Win, the Nashville trio is down on their luck. What starts as a beautiful day soon devolves into a series of mishaps involving birds, bikes, young black-belts and some really unpleasant-looking sunburn. Here’s what the Wans frontman Simon Kerr told us about the video: I initially came to [directors] Jason [Denton} & Steve [Voss] with a rough idea of all of us having the worst day ever, and we built the video around that idea. I was made to look as gross as possible, while Thomas [bass] wore a karate outfit the entire day and Mark [drums] wore…
  • Q&A: Allison Johnson, Music Director, KTSW

    Arielle Parnes-Katz
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    CMJ Music Marathon is rapidly approaching, so we’re talking to the people who are participating in our College Day programming to give you a preview of what we have in store. We caught up with Allison Johnson, Music Director at Texas State University’s KTSW. She told us about how she got involved in KTSW, her role shaping the station’s sound and how to navigate CMJ Music Marathon if you are under 21. Allison will be one of the panelists in our “Music Director Summit” as part of College Day. Tell me about how you got involved in college radio. I got involved in college…
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  • Tanya Tagaq Wins Polaris Music Prize, Urges Fans To "Wear And Eat Seal"

    Bruce Houghton
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Independent artist Tanya Tagaq has won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for her album Animism, beating out nine other albums on Canada's Polaris Short List. The Inuk throat singer performed her song “Uja” accompanied by a 40-member choir during the Polaris Gala. “We’ve been doing it our own way without backing down artistically or conforming, so to be recognized in this way and have so many people latch on makes me feel the world is tolerable,” said Tagaq in a statement. “There’s so much hurt in the world and within indigenous cultures with colonialism,: she continued. "Canada is…
  • UPDATE: Apple To Rebrand Beats Music

    Bruce Houghton
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    UPDATE 3: New reports confirm our initial conclusion: Apple may be rebranding Beats Music as part of a new iTunes music service, but it is not shutting it down. In fact, in a rare public repudiation, Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr stated, “This is not true” when asked if Apple would shut down Beats Music. The Orignal Story: Apple is said to be discontinuing the Beats Music service it purchased as part of a $3.2 billion deal that included Beats audio hardware, according to the usually reputable Techcrunch.  5 sources "including several prominent employees at Apple and Beats" confirmed to…
  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Beats Music Rumors, Facebook Ad Network, Google Glass Meets Radio, Dotcom & More

    Bruce Houghton
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    MONDAY 9.23.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web   CLICK HERE  Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 
  • 53% Of US Adults Spend 39 Minutes A Day On Facebook

    Bruce Houghton
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    New Facebook user stats analyzed by eMarketer underscore just how important a tool the social network is for music marketers.  52.8% of U.S. adults 18+ - 129.5 million people - will access Facebook at least once a month in 2014, according to the latest estimates. - Of those, the average time spent per day on Facebook is 39 minutes. Video will take 15.9% of adults’ digital time in 2014, according to eMarketer. Online radio will grab 11.2%. Subtracting Facebook, other social networks will own just 11.9% of US adults’ digital time. Methodology: eMarketer’s estimates of time spent with…
  • Cox Enterprises Buys Ticket Upgrade Startup Experience

    Clyde Smith
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Late last week Cox Enterprises announced the acquisition of Experience (team pictured at left), a ticket upgrade startup that offers such features as seat upgrades at the game and fan experiences like meet and greets via mobile. Though Experience's services are widely used for sports events, their tech is also used for music events via a deal with Live Nation/Ticketmaster. Being able to upgrade seats and enhance the outing at the event opens up ways to both increase revenues and reward fans. Cox Enterprises acquired Experience for an undisclosed sum. Experience itself is said to be valued at…
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    OUPblog » Music

  • On the Town, flashpoint for racial distress

    Raquel Fernandes
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    When the first production of On the Town in 1944 featured the Japanese American ballerina Sono Osato as its star, as part of a cast that also included whites and blacks, it aimed for a realistic depiction of the diversity among US citizens during World War II. It did so at a time when African Americans were expressing affinity with Nisei – that is, with second-generation children of Japanese nationals who had immigrated to other countries. The two communities shared the struggle of discrimination by the majority culture. In 1942, the Office of War Information conducted a survey in Harlem,…
  • On the Town and the long march for civil rights in performance

    Raquel Fernandes
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    As we celebrate the golden anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a significant aspect of the struggle for racial equality often gets ignored: racial activism in performance. Actors, singers, and dancers mobilized over the decades, pushing back against racial restrictions that shifted over time, and On the Town of 1944 marked an auspicious but little-recognized moment in that history. On the Town opened on Broadway in December of 1944 towards the end of World War II, and marked the debut of a dazzling group of creative artists: the composer Leonard Bernstein, the lyricists Betty Comden…
  • United Airlines and Rhapsody in Blue

    Raquel Fernandes
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    As anyone who has flown United in the past quarter-century knows, the company has a long-standing history with George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The piece appears in its television advertisements, its airport terminals, and even its pre-flight announcements. However, the history of United’s use of the piece is far from straight forward. This brand new safety video offers a compelling case in point: Like recent videos by Air New Zealand and Delta Airlines, United’s safety briefing is designed to keep our attention as it reiterates the standard safety announcements that we know all too…
  • Celebrating Julie Andrews

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    This month marks the 50th anniversary of Disney’s beloved film Mary Poppins, starring the legendary Julie Andrews. Although Andrews was only twenty-nine at the time of the film’s release, she had already established herself as a formidable star with numerous credits to her name and performances opposite Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, and other leading actors of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Mary Poppins would earn Andrews an Academy Award for Best Actress and serve as a milestone in a career that continues today. Herewith are some of our favorite songs from Andrew’s illustrious career.
  • Getting to know Anna-Lise Santella, Editor of Grove Music Online

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Meet the woman behind Grove Music Online, Anna-Lise Santella. We snagged a bit of Anna-Lise’s time to sit down with her and find out more about her own musical passions and research. Do you play any musical instruments? Which ones? My main instrument is violin, which I’ve played since I was eight. I play both classical and Irish fiddle and am currently trying to learn bluegrass. In a previous life I played a lot of pit band for musical theater. I’ve also worked as a singer and choral conductor. These days, though, you’re more likely to find a mandolin or guitar in my hands. Do…
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    Netlabels & News

  • In Vitro - Axolotl [SI-27]

    Quetzal Contla
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
     Nuestro amigo In Vitro en el pasado mes de Marzo lanzó un nuevo álbum titulado, "Axolotl", para el netlabel Sillage Intemporel. Como es de esperarse los trabajos de este señor son una incertidumbre, ya que siempre sondea universos sonoros muy diferentes. En esta ocasión nos presenta diez temas de paisajes sonoros, entre secuencias tímbricas y percusivas, empapado de un fuerte concepto experimental. Impecable. -Reseña tomada de Música Selection
  • El Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina, OCMAL

    Quetzal Contla
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Fotografía CC-BY-SA-2.0-de de Reinhard JahnEl Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina (OCMAL) es una articulación de +40 organizaciones con el objetivo de defender las comunidades afectadas por la minería.Cuenta con una base de datos, noticias, Mapa del uso de Cianuro en América Latina, Mapa de Criminalización de la Protesta Social por Oposición a la Minería y otros proyectos.
  • Cao Sao Vang - The Soft Side Of The Spoon [SHB022]

    Quetzal Contla
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm
     Tercer producción de seis que ha hecho Eugene Chebykin bajo su alias Cao Sao Vang para Shufflebrain. Un beatmaker delicado y arriesgado a la vez.
  • Música Selection

    Quetzal Contla
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
     Música Selection es un sitio con reseñas originales de netaudio en español, excelente gusto e introducciones cortesía de Triangular desde Argentina.
  • El Pressentiment

    Quetzal Contla
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:14 pm
    El Pressentiment son hojas de agitación, el arma con la que Espai en Blanc quiere intervenir en el actual combate del pensamiento. En este combate se decide quién y cómo construye la realidad. Hoy la realidad se descompone y se hace imprevisible pero a la vez se rehace sobre y contra nosotros. Nadie sabe qué pasará. Los discursos políticos son intercambiables. Sólo los presentimientos tienen fuerza y permiten tomar una posición. Buscamos presentimientos valientes, insospechados, veraces… liberadores. El Pressentiment también eres tú: descárgalo, imprímelo, distribúyelo,…
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    Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise

  • Nightafternight playlist for the advent of autumn

    Alex Ross
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:25 pm
    New and recent releases of interest. — La Fauvette Passerinette: Peter Hill plays Ravel, Stockhausen, Anderson, Benjamin, Dutilleux, Sculthorpe, Douglas Young, Murail, Takemitsu, and Messiaen [including the première recording of the title work] (Delphian, available October) — Tchaikovsky, The Seasons and Six Morceaux; Pavel Kolesnikov (Hyperion) — Sibelius, Lemminkäinen Suite and The Wood Nymph; Osmo Vänskä conducting the Lahti Symphony (BIS) — Stella di Napoli; Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano, with Riccardo Minasi conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra de Lyon (Erato)…
  • Thought of the day

    Alex Ross
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    "'Hear their two hearts softly beat, / one moment more and their lips will meet. / What a sweet and charming picture, / love in glory, love in bloom, / don't you wish that we were in an eighteenth century drawing-room?' No."                     — Adorno, "Commodity Music Analyzed"
  • End-of-summer miscellany

    Alex Ross
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Tertulia is a new NYC chamber-music series combining the pleasures of sound and food. Opening night, Sept. 29, is at Harding's, with excellent young players from Decoda.... Composer-percussionist Andy Akiho is the winner of the 2014 Underwood Emerging Composers Commission, his sharply playful Tarnished Mirrors having won over many ears at last spring's NY Phil Biennial.... The Phil's very welcome Carl Nielsen Project comes to a close Oct. 1-3, with the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies. Before that, we'll have the American première of Unsuk Chin's Clarinet Concerto, with…
  • New arrival: Chéreau's Elektra

    Alex Ross
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    The Aix-en-Provence presentation of Elektra, Patrice Chéreau's final production, is now on DVD. My review is here.
  • Conversation with Laurie Anderson

    Alex Ross
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    At the New Yorker Festival, Oct. 12.
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    NashvilleGab - Country music news and Nashville celebrity gossip

  • Jason Aldean burns the stage up on Jimmy Kimmel

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    If you think that looks like fire is coming up from the microphone stand, you would be correct. Jason was on Jimmy Kimmel last night and made a lasting impression by literally burning it down for his song...'Burnin It Down' I have to give him credit for an innovative performance....
  • It's a BIG day for Kenny Chesney...

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    A day that many Kenny fans have been waiting for since the buzz started....Kenny's new album, The Big Revival is officially out today! He will be performing this morning on The Today Show to help kick it off! You can buy it on iTunes HERE
  • Rachel from Gloriana heats up the stage with Rascal Flatts...

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    I'm going to point out the obvious but Rachel is hot. Geez! Move over Britney Spears, because Rachel is killin' those ab work outs. She joined Rascal Flatts on stage for a number. Gloriana is currently opening for the Rewind tour!
  • Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line is engaged!

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    If any ladies were holding out for this half of the might want to move on. Tyler Hubbard announced that he is officially engaged! Looks like Tyler popped the question to girlfriend Haley Stommel and she said yes! Which, if my math is correct...would make her his fiance. Tyler...
  • This Lee Ann Womack article reminds me why I'm happy being anonymous

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    ASCAP Sometimes I think it would be great fun being a famous blogger. Someone people recognized walking down the street. Someone like Perez Hilton maybe. Rich, famous, started out a blogger and moved his way up. How cool it would be to be friends with celebrities? To know that you...
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    wire to the ear

  • Wednesday Night Blitzlicht Berlin

    Oliver Chesler
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:44 am
    If you’re in Berlin tomorrow night (Wednesday, Sept 17) be absolutely sure to come to the 1820 Club! I am throwing an event called EBM BLITZLICHT you don’t want to miss. Petra Flurr, Denard Henry (Sonic Architecht), DJ Death B, DJ Andi and myself (The Horrorist) will all be doing DJ Sets. Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 39-41 Berlin (U2 Rosa-Luxemburg Platz). Join us!! “A NIGHT OF OLD SCHOOL EBM, NEW BEAT, INDUSTRIAL & SYNTHPUNK!!” For more info:
  • Yaz Only You Patches

    Oliver Chesler
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    As a huge Yaz fan I have always wanted a Sequential Circuits Pro-One. The wonderful Noyzelab blog has posted some scans showing the patches that made up one of my favorite songs Only You. Looking from a window above It’s like a story of love… “Five sets of panel layouts for the SCI Pro One synth by Vince Clarke, for the track Only You by Yazoo. Scanned from my copy of music technology magazine One.. Two.. Testing Issue No1 1982.” – noyzelab To see the scans in full resolution:
  • Happy 909 Day

    Oliver Chesler
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    Today is September 9 so it’s 9/09 day! Here I am on the left in the early 1990s inside the base of the Brooklyn Bridge playing live using my Roland TR-909. To the right of me is John Selway. Interestingly I bought the machine in Yonkers and when I got to the apartment there were gold records on the wall. My 909 was once owned by one of Chaka Khan’s producers. Never mind my hair just don’t look closely at my pupils! And yes my hand is on the tempo knob. “The Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer is a partially analog, partially sample-based, drum machine introduced by the…
  • Gotharman’s Musical Instruments

    Oliver Chesler
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    If you want to sound authentically very early electronic music but still buy something new Denmark’s Gotharman’s Musical Instruments is a great place to start. The video above could easily be Throbbing Gristle. I’ve been looking through the website to try and figure out exactly whats going on in the video. I am very tempted to create my own small side set up of this stuff. I noticed he has a Eurorack module too. If anyone uses some of this stuff or know more let me know what you think of it I am very curious! “Gotharman’s Little deFormer combines a granular…

    Oliver Chesler
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    German magazine Partysan has mentioned the upcoming EBM DJ night I am throwing in Berlin, Germany with Petra Flurr, Denard Henry Aka Sonic Architect, Dj Death B. And Dj Andi called EBM BLITZLICHT! If you’re in Berlin that Wednesday you must come and hang out! “A NIGHT OF OLD SCHOOL EBM, NEW BEAT, INDUSTRIAL & SYNTHPUNK!!” For more info:
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    Largehearted Boy

  • Book Notes - George Lerner "The Ambassadors"

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Spanning generations and continents, George Lerner's debut novel The Ambassadors is a perceptive and poignant account of war and family. Library Journal wrote of the book: "Debut novelist ­Lerner is a television producer and journalist who has covered the African…
  • Book Notes - Courtney Moreno "In Case of Emergency"

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Courtney Moreno's debut novel In Case of Emergency offers a compelling look at both the lives of the working class of Los Angeles and the effects of trauma. Kirkus wrote of the book: "In this emotionally moving, well-written, engaging novel, Moreno strikes a profound…
  • Shorties (Eula Bliss Interviewed, Stream the New Lucinda Williams Album, and more)

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    Bookforum interviewed author Eula Bliss. NPR Music is streaming the new Lucinda Williams album Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone. The San Francisco Examiner profiled the Raveonettes. Sophie Hannah talked to the Guardian about continuing Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot series. PopMatters listed the best albums of the 2000s. Journalist and author David Carr talked books with the New York Times. Morning Edition interviewed Carl Newman and Neko Case of the New Pornographers. Tin House interviewed author Julia Elliott. Observer music critic Paul Morley discussed the future relevance of…
  • Daily Downloads (Wilco, Amy Ray, and more)

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Amy Ray: The NoiseTrade Sampler album [mp3] Cassorla: "The Right Way" [mp3] Field Division: "Hollow Body Weather" [mp3] Glyphs: "Shed the Skin" [mp3] Gwyneth Moreland: "Pine Box Sailors" [mp3] from Ceilings Floors and Open Doors Jim White and Packway Handle Band: The Sawyer Sessions EP [mp3] Skye Steele:
  • Largehearted Boy Weekly Wrap-Up - September 21, 2014

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    A list of the past week's Largehearted Boy features: Book Notes: (authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates to their book) David Bajo for his novel Mercy 6 Johnny Temple for the Brooklyn Book Festival Luke B. Goebel for his novel Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours Ronna Wineberg for her novel On Bittersweet Place Sarah Yaw for her novel You Are Free to Go William Alexander for his book Flirting with French Note Books: (musicians discuss books) Dave Doughman of Swearing at Motorists Weekly New Book Recommendations: Atomic Books Comics Preview (recommended new comics and…
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    CBC Music RSS

  • Junk in the Trunk: Drive’s Daily Blog for Tuesday September 23

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    Each day, Rich Terfry and Radio 2 Drive wraps up your day with music and stories about the interesting things going on in the world. RICH'S PICK: "Black Betty" by Leadbelly:  JUNK IN THE TRUNK: Sleepy cats wearing watermelon hats:  Big couch, small car:  Kitten attempts high five, fails miserably:  NEW ON TUESDAY: After celebrating his 80th Birthday this weekend, Leonard Cohen shares his Birthday gifts with us. A new album called "Popular Problems" is out today. REAR-VIEW MIRROR: Every week, Rich Terfry looks back in our Rear-view Mirror at a great song from the…
  • First Play: Touré-Raichel Collective, The Paris Session

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    LISTEN audio Touré-Raichel Collective The Paris Session Stream until Sept. 30 Israeli pop star Idan Raichel and Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré combine forces once again to create The Paris Session. This album follows up the success of their 2012 release, The Tel Aviv Session. Not ones for travelling to the outer reaches of album names, the music itself is a wonderful ride. Created in a similar fashion as their previous collaboration, The Paris Session is the result of sequestering themselves for three days at Studio Malambo on the outskirts of Paris. The goal was to remain free form but…
  • First Play: Mo Kenney, In My Dreams

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    LISTEN audio Mo Kenney In My Dreams Stream until Sept. 29 “If I had another lover, could I keep you on the side?” With that question, “Telephones,” the first single off Mo Kenney’s soon-to-be-released sophomore album, sets a tone of mixed feelings and lingering love that accompanies the Nova Scotia singer-songwriter's confident voice throughout In My Dreams. Two years after her self-titled debut, Kenney rejoins Joel Plaskett to produce this album in his Dartmouth, N.S., studio, leading to a less acoustic, rockier collection of songs befitting her live show, which has lately added a…
  • First Play: The Rural Alberta Advantage, Mended with Gold

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    LISTEN audio The Rural Alberta Advantage Mended with Gold Stream to Sept. 30 Since their debut album in 2008, Hometowns, the Rural Alberta Advantage have been on a constant ascent. The three-piece’s sound has always been built around nothing but an acoustic guitar, a piano and some truly explosive drums, but it’s also managed to always grow bigger, going from its folk-rock roots to being full-fledged and arena-ready. Fittingly, Mended with Gold, the band’s third album, is full of the type of music a band makes when they want to make a sound big enough to match their growing audience. It…
  • The Vinyl Files: new albums from Tricky, Lights and more

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    Thanks to the digital age we live in, this vinyl revival we're currently experiencing has led to some very creative album releases. The ability to 3D print a record, the option to choose any colour or design of the vinyl itself, to die-cut the album cover into fantastic designs or even add holograms. These days, there really are no limits on how an artist can deliver their recordings. Let's take a look at some creative packages, unique offers and bundles you probably don't want to miss this month, in the gallery above. Music fans and collectors of vinyl records, this one's for you.
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    ACountry | ACountry

  • 2014 CMA Awards Nominations

    Jarrod Vrazel
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Miranda Lambert tops the list of  nominees for the 2014 CMA Awards with nine nominations.  Dierks Bentley received five nominations; Eric Church and Keith Urban eachreceived four nominations; Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood each received three nominations. Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Keith Urban are nominated for Entertainer of the Year.  The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted for the seventh time by Brad Paisley and Carrie…
  • 2014 CMA Awards Nominees To Be Announced September 3

    Jarrod Vrazel
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    The 48th Annual CMA Awards nominees will be announced by Little Big Town  Darius Rucker  September 3, 2014 in New York City.  Airing Wednesday, November 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC, The 48th Annual CMA Awards is broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. "We are thrilled to be a part of the CMA Awards announcements on GMA next week," exclaimed Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. "The CMA and GMA have always been huge supporters of this band so anything we can do to be involved is always fun for us. We are looking…
  • Hunter Hayes Tattoo (Your Name) Tour

    Jarrod Vrazel
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    Hunter Hayes announced  the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour following a performance on the Today Show’s Toyota® Concert Series this morning (August 22).  Kicking off kick off October at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA, Hayes will be joined by special guests Dan + Shay and The Railers. During the TODAY Show performance, Hayes entertained the massive crowd gathered in the plaza with his current Top 30-and-climbing single “Tattoo” as well as the No. 1 smash hit “I Want Crazy” and moving fan favorite,…
  • Garth Brooks Adds 11th Chicago Concert

    Jarrod Vrazel
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Garth Brooks has added a new concert to his Chicago dates - the eleventh show will be at 10:30 pm September 5.  Tickets for the new show go on sale Saturday August 23 at 10 am. “After seeing how happy everyone was in Atlanta about ticket access, I feel whatever the problem was has now been fixed,” Brooks said. “I would like to put on one more show in Chicago so people that wanted tickets and could not get in the system, now have a chance to see the show and get their tickets at face value and NOT have to go through the scalper/broker systems if they don’t want…
  • George Strait The Cowboy Rides Away Live Album

    Jarrod Vrazel
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    George Strait's new live album, The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium, will be released September 16, 2014.   Featuring hits from throughout Strait’s remarkable 30+ year career, the album features special guests Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride, and  George “Bubba” Strait, Jr.    The undisputed “King of Country Music” and reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year performed for over 1 million fans during his two-year,…
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    Music News Net

  • Conan to Celebrate George Harrison the Week of September 22

    20 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    MUSIC NEWS - TBS's late-night show CONAN is set to honor George Harrison next week with a full week of performances by some of the biggest names in music to Paul Simon, Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison & Friends and...
  • The Doors "Feast of Friends" Documentary to Be Released

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Music News- In 1968, film director Paul Ferrara joined The Doors during their European tour to gather footage for a documentary about the band. Originally financed and produced by The Doors themselves, Feast of Friends never had an official theatrical...
  • Cat Stevens to Release New Album

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:26 am
    Music News - To mark his new studio album Tell Em I Gone, Yusuf/Cat Stevens has announced a concert at London's Eventim Apollo. The singer songwriter will perform in Hammersmith UK on November 4 as part of his Peace Train...Late...
  • Bob Seger Back with "Ride Out"

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    MUSIC NEWS - Capitol Records recording artist Bob Seger's very anticipated new studio album, Ride Out, is available now for pre-order on Amazon . If you pre-order the album you will receive two instant tracks at no extra charge, “Detroit...
  • ZZ Top and Jeff Beck a Forced to Cancel Tour Due to Dusty Hill Tour Bus Injury

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Music News- ZZ Top and Jeff Beck have been forced to cancel their performance tonight (8/27) at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit due an injury suffered by ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill while on his tour bus! Apparently Hill...
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    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion

  • The Cure for Social Media Overwhelm

    Bob Baker
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    I’ve had it! Have you ever shouted these words in a moment of utter frustration? I know I have. Or maybe for you it was “Oh, come on!” or “Are you kidding me?” I’m talking about the confusion that overwhelms you when trying to figure out how to use the Internet to promote your music. Everybody raves about all these wonderful tools at our disposal … But where do you start? Which social media sites do you focus on? Do you really have to be on ALL of them? One blog post or expert says “You must be on Facebook or the world will come to an…
  • 28 – Alternative Music Venues: Where Else Can You Play?

    Bob Baker
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    If you’re like many musicians, you have tunnel vision when it comes to playing live. And it could be costing you lost exposure opportunities. On this episode, Billy and Bob cover a range of alternative music venues and performance spaces where you can reach new fans and sell more music and merch. What do YOU think about our list of alternative music venues? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MusicMM. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode: 1) Listen now using this streaming audio player: 2) Download…
  • Music Publicity Tips: Three Great Pieces of Advice

    Bob Baker
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Want some quick hit advice on getting media exposure? Here ya go … 1) Position Yourself as a Perk, Not a Pest! Media people are overworked and underpaid. The more popular a journalist, reviewer, blogger or podcaster is, the more bombarded they are with pitches from all directions. It can seem like everyone is looking for free exposure, so these good people become numb to the onslaught of self-promoters wanting something from them. One way to stand out is to put yourself in their shoes. Compliment them. Try to help make their jobs easier. Become a resource instead of yet another person…
  • 12 Radio and Podcast Interview Tips for Musicians

    Bob Baker
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    So you’ve just booked an interview on a major radio show or podcast. Congratulations! Your voice and your message about your music will reach hundreds – or maybe even thousands – of listeners. This interview will make a huge impact! Or will it? Make the most of your radio and podcast interviews by being prepared. Here are a dozen of the best tips I found from three different online sources. 1) Disable call waiting: dial *70 first and then call the studio number. This disables call waiting for the duration of the phone call. As soon as you hang up, it will be reactivated. 2)…
  • What’s Your “Internet Influence Index”? (3i)

    Bob Baker
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    Do you ever wonder how you’re faring in the realm of Online Reach and Influence? Maybe you need to stop and take a snapshot of where you stand. I call it your Internet Influence Index (or 3i for short). A 3i is a listing of your current number of friends, followers and other statistics that indicate how well you’re connecting with customers and fans online. It’s a quick measurement of your Internet presence. I refer to it as a snapshot because, if you’re proactive at all online, the numbers will be in constant flux – hopefully in an upward direction. Some day I…
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    Andrew C
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    sds l TheNext2Shine: Exclusive RNB Music Downloads The post appeared first on ....
  • Music Video: Midé - Wind Chimes

    Mark J
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    The last year has seen U.K. singer/songwriter Midé flesh out the promise that he displayed on his first two EP's with the release of both his 'Mainstream' EP and follow up 'E.G.' album. Charting his progression as an artist, the releases saw Midé marry his acoustic instincts with a... ....
  • Johnny Stimson has an Obsession for you

    Andrew C
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Well summer is officially over.. but that's no reason the 25-year-old electro-inspired Johnny Stimson can't take you back into that 'feel-good' summer vibe! Catching him earlier this year in LA at the Gibson Showroom, the groovy Dallas-native showed off his footwork along with his playful... ....
  • Music Video: Moonchild - The Truth

    Mark J
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:25 am
    With their jazzy, neo-soul vibe having garnered them the opportunity to perform for Stevie Wonder, as well as having landed them a residency at The Bootleg, Los Angeles band Moonchild have been making a name for themselves in recent years, receiving critical acclaim for their 'Be Free' (2012) and... ....
  • Kevin Ross Takes Us Into The Unknown With "Dialogue In The Grey" EP

    Isaiah Jackson
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    When Ne-yo calls you the “future of Motown” and Maxwell says that after hearing him, “your ears will never be the same,” you know have something special. Kevin Ross is the new addition to UMRG (aka Motown Records) and has released his debut EP (available on iTunes). “Dialogue In The Grey” is the... ....
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  • TopDawgENT - i

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    Kendrick Lamar makes his return to the rap game with his new single “i”. It is produced by Rahki. Previously: Chris Brown ft. Kendrick Lamar – Autumn Leaves (in post Kendrick Lamar – i from nah right. More by this artist at )
  • A1 Aaron Arce - Pressure

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    Amazing deep anthem on Dub-A-Records that has been going solidly for a good wack on discogs for some time now. But thankfully the it has been reissued and remastered on Jeremy Underground’s compilation from earlier this year. Must… (in post AARON ARCE | PRESSURE from FEEL MY BICEP. More by this artist at )
  • Andy Caldwell Feat. Lisa Donnelly - Melody Like A Drum (Audio Junkies Dub) Snippet

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    Sounds like: Booka Shade, Amtrac, Tourist Song: Andy Caldwell - Melody Like A Drum Ft. Lisa Donnelly (Audio Junkies Dub) What's so good? What's beautiful about this Audio Junkies dub of "Melody Like A Drum" is that it's… (in post Andy Caldwell - Melody Like A Drum Ft. Lisa Donnelly (Audio Junkies Dub) from Indie Shuffle. More by this artist at )
  • Like Swimming - A Room Of Her Own

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    While it’s probably fair to say that the influence of pre-war proto feminist and rebel socialite Virginia Woolf on modern music isn’t quite as significant as that of The Beatles or The Who, what she has inspired has… (in post Like Swimming – A Room of Her Own(DigSin) from God Is In The TV . More by this artist at )
  • Jamie T Music - Turn On The Light

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    Just before the release of his long awaited new album Carry On The Grudge British songwriter JAMIE T shares more music from it. The sweet ballad Turn On The Light follows the previously released tracks Zombie and Don’t… (in post Jamie T shares new song ‘Turn On The Light’ - The comeback album 'Carry On The Grudge' is less than one week away. from Nothing but hope and passion. More by this artist at )
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  • Finding The Greatest Breast Enhancement Product – 5 Straightforward Measures

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    St.herb Breast Product is the ideal products for breast therapeutic massage. It constists of substantial good quality Pueraria Mirifica extract which presents ideal results in breast firming and enlarging. Phytoestrogen from Pueraria Mirifica also can help rehydrate the pores and skin and bolster collagen and elastin. So it supplies each pores and skin and breast rejuvenation. Ingredients must be listed there as properly. Some of them may incorporate, purified water, almond oil, avocado oil, borage oil, vitamin e acetate, wild yam extract, red clover extract to name just a handful of. But…
  • How To Find The Right On-Line Organization

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Success with any Multi level marketing company is dependent on the top quality of prospects you have and the responsiveness of individuals prospects. You could constantly go the route of buying prospects but the inherent problem carrying out this is typically occasions you won’t know how your prospects have been generated and this can direct to quite a few troubles. The greatest way I’ve located to receive a limitless offer of responsive prospects is to generate them myself utilizing two simple advertising techniques anybody can start carrying out today and on a shoestring price…
  • Survival Meals Provides

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Although the chance of an e. coli outbreak is low amongst home vegetable gardeners, the risk is still there as your fruits and vegetables might come in contact with these that you purchase in the store. And it was in keeping with my core values of saving cash, environmentally friendly (since I did not throw the food away), and healthier (even though it won’t win any healthy consuming awards it was unquestionably lower in fat than the store bought version). Combine one teaspoon of chlorine bleach with one quart of water and pour down the kitchen sink to flush out germs once or two times…
  • A Emphasize To Digital Cigarette Smoking Cigarettes

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Whenever you speak about banning using tobacco, you’ll see that the professionals comfortably outnumber the disadvantages. By no means will you have much more disadvantages than professionals. That in by itself, if typical feeling prevails, is cause sufficient to argue for banning using tobacco in public locations or banning it completely. Some of these benefits are shown under. You may possibly or may possibly not concur with them. They are a issue of personalized choice. The arguments offered under are on the basis of well-liked impression and also particular personalized encounters.
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    RouteNote Blog

  • Jack Ü – Take Ü There (New Single from Skrillex, Diplo and Kiesza)

    Tom Newman
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
    Skrillex and Diplo, the electronic geniuses behind Jack Ü have recently released their latest single, with vocals from Kiesza – Take Ü There.
  • Dekku – Take Control (Outertone Free Release)

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Download here: Listen on Spotify: coming soon Outertone Spotify Playlist: Follow Dekku: Follow Outertone: Website: Facebook: Twitter: SoundCloud: Anyone can use the music (even commercially) on their YouTube videos or any other media creation. The only requirement is…
  • Royalty Free Chillout Track – Tobias Dray – Lay Down (Outertone Free Release)

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    Download here: Listen on Spotify: coming soon Outertone Spotify Playlist: Follow Tobias Dray: Follow Outertone: Website: Facebook: Twitter: SoundCloud: Anyone can use the music (even commercially) on their YouTube videos or any other media creation. The only requirement is that you must…
  • Ben Howard – Conrad (New Single)

    Tom Newman
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Ben Howard debuted his new third new track Conrad, from his album I Forget Where We Were, set to release on the 20th October. You can pre-order his album or buy his new single now, here. Listen to the end to here an interview snippet with Zane Lowe on Radio 1 where the track was debuted.
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus Hands on Video Review

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
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    Soundtrack Geek V2

  • Soundtrack Review: The Boxtrolls

    Jørn Tillnes
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Boxtrolls Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Boxtrolls by Dario Marianelli. At a glance: 20 tracks 51 minutes of score Geek Score: 71.1 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 0 Album Excellence: 0% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The Boxtrolls is a dark animated adventure film, not unlike the excellent Coraline which had an equally excellent score by Bruno Coulais. The style of this score is quite different. The score had a lot more tempo, but it is quite dark, almost gothic-like. It is quite enjoyable, but at the same time…
  • Soundtrack Review: Postman Pat The Movie

    Jørn Tillnes
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Postman Pat The Movie Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Postman Pat The Movie by Rupert Gregson-Williams. At a glance: 19 tracks 39 minutes of score Geek Score: 81 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 13.18 Album Excellence: 34% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Once upon a time I was a kid who loved Postman Pat. I used to love that lovable postman and all his friends. It was a British animated television show that was dubbed to Norwegian for Norwegian kids such as myself and it was shown on the only TV station in town, NRK. It was awesome!
  • Soundtrack Review: Field Of Lost Shoes

    Jørn Tillnes
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Field Of Lost Shoes Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Field Of Lost Shoes by Frederik Wiedmann. At a glance: 26 tracks 73 minutes of score Geek Score: 94.6 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 57.78 Album Excellence: 79% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? However terrible The American Civil War must have been, it sure does inspire some beautiful scores. There’s some early hype about this score and I’m coming into this score with some expectations. Wiedmann manages to blow me away on his first try with ‘Main Title’.
  • Soundtrack Review: Batman Assault On Arkham

    Jørn Tillnes
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Batman Assault On Arkham Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Batman Assault On Arkham by Robert J. Kral. At a glance: 23 tracks 58 minutes of score Geek Score: 65.2 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 0 Album Excellence: 0% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Batman: Assault On Arkham is based in the same universe as the video games in the Arkham Asylum series. Quite an interesting concept and I must admit I love the scores for the games. Kral is no stranger to DC or Batman, so I’m hoping for something great. I was wondering if it would…
  • Soundtrack Review: A Walk Among The Tombstones

    Jørn Tillnes
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A Walk Among The Tombstones Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score A Walk Among The Tombstones by Carlos Rafael Rivera. At a glance: 13 tracks 31 minutes of score Geek Score: 80 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 0 Album Excellence: 0% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? A Walk Among The Tombstones is an action movie starring Liam Neeson as a former detective who takes on cases as a private detective. He is trying to find the people who kidnapped someone’s wife. The composer is Carlos Rafael Rivera who has been in the music industry for…
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    Graham English Blog Archives

  • Final Score (Graham English)
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    My Graham English Blog beat my Graham English Blog Archives in a solid victory. Click here to join the celebration and update your bookmarks… The post Final Score appeared first on Graham English Blog Archives.
  • iGrahamEnglish is just GrahamEnglish (Graham English)
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Whatever you do, don’t put your blog in a subdomain unless you really know what you’re doing. And don’t sweat it when you abandon a blog because every moment is new. Stay in touch on Facebook, Twitter, or subscribe by email. The post iGrahamEnglish is just GrahamEnglish appeared first on Graham English Blog Archives.
  • Cleaning Up My Act (Graham English)
    4 Mar 2014 | 4:28 pm
    I’m doing some housecleaning and moving a lot of the content on this blog to my artist site: I’ll keep the blog up but this site will have a new purpose shortly. Let the suspense build. The post Cleaning Up My Act appeared first on Graham English Blog Archives.
  • Logic Pro Mixing, Metering, And Loudness Explained (Graham English)
    14 Jun 2013 | 11:53 am
    In this Logic Pro tutorial, you'll learn how to make mixing easier and make your mixes sound better. The post Logic Pro Mixing, Metering, And Loudness Explained appeared first on Graham English Blog Archives.
  • Attention Musicians: Comfortably Avoid Hearing Loss With Custom Fitted Earplugs (Graham English)
    28 Feb 2013 | 5:28 pm
    The daily exposure listening limit of a 115 dB marching band is under 30 seconds! The main point I want to make is this: Bandheads like me are regularly putting their ears in danger and need protection. The post Attention Musicians: Comfortably Avoid Hearing Loss With Custom Fitted Earplugs appeared first on Graham English Blog Archives.
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    Beat Lawrence

  • The Bots Thursday 9/18 at the Replay

    Beat Lawrence
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:51 pm
    The Bots Thursday, September 18th, 10pm Replay Lounge Los Angeles sibling duo, The Bots, have spent most of the year on the road and recently added additional live dates supporting Augustines. NPR Music’s Bob Boilen praised the band’s high-energy live set, stating, “You’ve got to see these folks live.”  
  • Sturgill Simpson at Knuckleheads in December

    Beat Lawrence
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    We’re a little far out to post this but Sturgill Simpson is such a breath of fresh air to country music that we had to. He’ll be at Knuckleheads in Kansas City on December 2nd. His sophomore album Of Metamodern Sounds in Country Music is out now. Of Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Rolling Stone heralds, “Sounds Like: Merle Haggard with a stack of books on cosmology and metaphysics,” while Garden & Gun praises, “Metamodern is what country music should sound like.” Moreover, The Washington Post calls him, “Country music’s most exciting new outsider” and The…
  • The Hostage Calm this Sunday at the Jackpot

    Beat Lawrence
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Power-pop, Connecticut rockers Hostage Calm will be at the Jackpot Music Hall on Sunday, September 14th. Their new album Die On Stage will be released on September 16th via Run For Cover Records.
  • Coming Soon: Wampire at the Replay Lounge

    Beat Lawrence
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Wampire, October 3rd at Replay Lounge Portland’s Wampire will embark on its first headlining tour and make a stop in Lawrence. Their sophomore LP “Bazaar” will be out on October 7th, 2014 via Polyvinyl.   Tour Dates 09/07 – Spokane, WA @ NYNE Bar (Bartfest) 09/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue * 09/20 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre * 09/21 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater * 09/23 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium * # 09/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore * # 09/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre * # 09/26 –…
  • Song: Field Division – “Faultlines”

    Beat Lawrence
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Des Moines duo, Field Division, released their debut single “Faultlines” and plan to release an EP soon. Looks to be promising! You can catch them at the Tank Room in KC on Friday, September 12th.
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    Indiecision: Music Magazine: Indian indie music News, MP3s, Interviews, Videos, Giveaways, Awesomeness

  • Get Picked Up and Dropped off in a Mercedes GLA at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2014

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2014 has joined hands with Mercedes for the LiveRestless package, a contest for those who buy four Community tickets for any of the Weekender cities. A stylised festival experience is in store for one lucky winner from Kolkata (November 1-2), Bangalore (November 8-9), Pune (November 21-23), and Delhi (November 29-30), who will get to ride to the festival and back home in a Mercedes GLA. That’s not the only perk, though, since the winners will also get to avoid any queues for entering the festival, with the car taking them straight to the parking lot for the artists.
  • Make a Poster for #Lee125, be a VIP

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Lee 125 is going to take over the National Sports Club of India’s (NSCI) stadium in Worli on October 11, and will feature performances by electronic music producer Ez Riser, Saba Azad (one half of Madboy/ Mink), DJ Uri, Reggae Rajahs, singer-songwriter Sidd Coutto, Indian-American composer Karsh Kale, singer-songwriter and performer Monica Dogra (of Shaa’ir + Func), bass baron Nucleya, and singer Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy (vocalist of Scribe).  The denim brand is throwing this massive stadium party (remember, it’s a free gig!) for their 125th year anniversary. It will celebrate…
  • Stream The Ganesh Talkies’ Debut Album In Technicolor

    Shunashir Sen
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    It is one of those nights at blueFROG when even strangers are at nudging distance from each other. We’re at Control ALT Delete VI, a crowd-funded, multi-band gig. Regulars in the Mumbai music circuit are brushing past newcomers to the city who’re standing at the bar, thirsting for beer, but gulping at the thought of coughing up Rs 330 for a pint. But as it happens, that money goes up in smoke anyway and bottles of Foster’s fly off an ice-bucket, which the bartenders have kept handy in order to dispense with customers quicker. A convivial hum builds up after The Vinyl Records finishes…
  • Watch: ‘Speak’ – Subsystem

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    Mumbai-based rap trio Subsystem want you to get off your ass (and Facebook/Twitter) and do something for a change. Given the number of times they repeat this through the course of their debut single, they sound like they mean it. ‘Speak’ is a track from their forthcoming EP, for which they don’t have a release date yet. ‘Speak’ is an in-your-face stomper with aggressive synth-driven beats purveyed by producer Adith Anande, over which rappers Andrew Ferreira and Ronit Sarkar (who also records as Awkward Bong) take turns brandishing their awkward but heartfelt…
  • Lee 125 Sees Nucleya, Karsh Kale, Others Celebrate Five Eras of Music

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    Denim brand Lee is celebrating its 125th year anniversary next month by throwing a very special party in Mumbai. Lee 125, on October 11, is special for three solid reasons. One – it’s a gig in a stadium. Second – on the bill are nine artists who you have surely seen performing before, but not in the way you’ll see them play on the evening of October 11. And, third – it’s a free gig! The Lee 125 gig will take place at the massive National Sports Club of India’s (NSCI) indoor stadium in Worli. The last concert at this venue took place in January and behind the decks was Dutch…
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  • Toshi Reagon’s 4th Word* Rock* & Sword Festival: 9/14-9/21

    Rob Fields
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    @biglovely1 Toshi Reagon is another force of nature, and we’re all better for her presence as an artist, organizer and friend.  Today kicks off her fourth annual women’s festival that consists of nine (9) events that focus on various women’s health and LGBT issues, as well as cultural nights that celebrate the creativity and brilliance of women.  Special guests this year will include Sting and Patti Lupone, not to mention a lineup that includes Tamar-Kali, author Jacqueline Woodson, Hanifah Walidah, Joan As Police Woman, and Stephanie McKay, to name only a few.  Killer,…
  • Bold As Love X Brooklyn Book Festival: 9/16/14

    Rob Fields
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Yes, we’re back for the the fifth year in support of ringShout’s Brooklyn Book Festival event this Tuesday!  Once again, we’re thrilled to support a great lineup of writers who are writing the world. Bridgett M. Davis (Into The Go-Slow) Saeed Jones (Prelude To Bruise) Elizabeth Nunez (Not For Everyday Use: A Memoir) Lauren Francis-Sharma (‘Til The Well Runs Dry) co-hosted by the Franklin Park Reading Series $6 cover (includes 1 drink) About ringShout: A Place For Black Literature Founded in 2007 by a group of writers, editors, and booksellers, ringShout is dedicated…
  • Afropunk, Black Diversity, And What Marketers Need To Know

    Rob Fields
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    This article originally appeared on on Thursday, August 21, 2014 In his book, Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness,author and MSNBC host Toure noted:“If there are 40 million black people, then there are 40 million ways to be black.” Of course, marketers can’t be expected to understand each individual in a group.  Nor should they only look at an undifferentiated mass.  It’s smarter to begin exploring movements and networks.  When it comes to diversity within the black consumer segment, Afropunk or black alternative culture, is worth a serious look. If numbers hold, 60,000…
  • WATCH: Tamar-Kali — “Pearl” (album version)

    Rob Fields
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    @tamar_kali Good news, my people! Our favorite hardcore warrior soul goddess is back with the official album version video for “Pearl”.  For those of you new to Tamar-Kali, the song is from her fantastic Black Bottom album.  Some of you will recall that she previously released a J Mage remix of the song that features the oh-so-dope Jean Grae.  The album version video precedes tomorrow’s release of the Black Bottom Revue Live EP, which was recorded during her band’s spring tour.  You can pre-order via her bandcamp page and get the previously unreleased song…
  • LISTEN: Angela Johnson — “Black Boy Lullaby”

    Rob Fields
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    “This is not your average run-of-the-mill lullaby,” sings Angela Johnson on this powerful song that reflects the fears and hopes of black mothers (and fathers!) everywhere. We all know there’s a point at which our boys are no longer “cute” kids, but perceived as threats.  In fact, there’s been research that shows black boys as young as 10 may not be viewed in the same light of childhood innocence as their white peers, but are more likely to be mistaken as older.  Of course, this has huge implications for the ways we parents prepare our boys to move…
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    Addicted To Vinyl

  • Del Amitri Reissues, Free Tickets For You

    Matt Wardlaw
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    In an interview with ATV pal R. Todd Richards, Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie spoke about his latest solo disc, Lower Reaches, which was released earlier this year. He also indicated that there are plans to put out expanded reissues of the band's last two albums, Some Other Sucker's Parade and Can You Do Me Good? For those of you who already picked up the expanded reissues of Waking Hours, Change Everything and Twisted, you'll know that this is good news. Those reissues were packed with nearly all of the appropriate B-sides from the period...and even as somebody who had personally…
  • Del Amitri’s Justin Currie Explores The ‘Lower Reaches’ With His New Album

    Matt Wardlaw
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    It’s been a good year for Del Amitri fans. The Scottish alternative rock group played a series of highly anticipated reunion shows in support of expanded reissues of three of their finest albums from the ‘90s, Waking Hours, Change Everything and Twisted (with each album adding a second disc of bonus tracks). Prior to that, frontman Justin Currie had spent a month in Austin, Texas, working with producer Mike McCarthy on songs that would eventually land on the solo album Lower Reaches, which was released first in the U.K. late last year prior to receiving a U.S. release in the…
  • Photos: Wilco @ Akron Civic Theatre, September 2014

    Matt Wardlaw
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    It's hard to believe, but this year marks the 20th anniversary of the band Wilco. They've recently announced plans to celebrate the anniversary with a pair of releases, including the first-ever best of compilation from the group and also a collection of rarities that they say, "We're pretty sure you're gonna love." They're also on the road playing a few shows to celebrate the milestone and as if that wasn't enough, frontman and creative mastermind Jeff Tweedy will release his solo debut under the banner of Tweedy on September 23rd. Here's a sampling from the Tweedy album, a tune called…
  • Interview: Howard Jones On Retro Futura + Continuing To ‘Engage’ With His Audience

    Matt Wardlaw
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    For fans of ‘80s pop music, the current Retro Futura tour is a dream bill, featuring a lineup of Katrina (from Katrina and the Waves), China Crisis, Midge Ure of Ultravox fame, Howard Jones and Thompson Twins frontman Tom Bailey. I had the chance to see the tour when it came through Cleveland last week (at the Performance Arts Center at the Masonic Auditorium) and it’s probably the best genre package tour I’ve ever seen. It was a thrill to see Howard Jones touring with a level of production that you usually only get to see if you’re seeing one of his shows in the U.K. Beyond that,…
  • Matthew Sweet On The Legacy Of “Girlfriend” + His Upcoming New Album

    Matt Wardlaw
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    For the past few years, Matthew Sweet has been celebrating his classic ‘90s release Girlfriend with a series of full album performances. The shows which initially came about to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album’s release proved that Girlfriend remains one of the more well-crafted releases from the decade. It holds up well, which as you probably know, is not something that always is the case when you’re listening back to albums past. It’s fun to look back, but now Sweet is beginning to take steps towards writing and recording his next album which is slated to be released in…
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    Heather Fenoughty

  • The White Whale is Up and Running

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    The White Whale is up and running. It’s sold out and the waiting list has been closed. Some people are resorting to turning up on the night just in case there are audience member no-shows (I’m not suggesting this as a viable course of action, but I understand that needs must etc.). If you have a ticket and are yet to see the play, I heartily recommend waiting ’til you have before you check out these images: there are photos from behind the scenes taken by James Phillips here; and very spoilery pics from the dress rehearsal here. For anyone of an animal-friendly…
  • What I’ve Learned (so far) from Scoring ‘The White Whale': Part 3

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    I’m in the process of scoring The White Whale for Slung Low. It’s on in September. Tickets are free but there aren’t many left… call The Carriageworks Theatre on  0113 2243801 for the last few remaining.  In my last two posts I talked about priming the subconscious to do the heavy lifting when it comes to idea generation, the need to capture ideas when they bubble up and the most efficient and effective way to do this; and using GoodNotes and Adonit Mini stylus on the iPad to mark up scripts. No. 3: Marked up scripts are easier on the eye for an overworked sound…
  • What I’ve Learned (so far) from Scoring ‘The White Whale': Part 2

    16 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    I’m in the process of scoring The White Whale for Slung Low. It’s on in September. Tickets are free but there aren’t many left… call The Carriageworks Theatre on  0113 2243801 for the last few remaining.  How to paperlessly mark up a script In my last post I talked about priming the subconscious to do the heavy lifting when it comes to idea generation, and the need to capture ideas when they bubble up, as they are wont to do at the most inopportune times (in the shower, in the crisp aisle at the Co-op, in the wee small hours…) My favourites are Evernote and a…
  • What I’ve Learned (so far) from Scoring ‘The White Whale': Part 1

    14 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    I’m in the process of scoring The White Whale for Slung Low. It’s on in September, 4th-13th. Tickets are free but there aren’t many left… call The Carriageworks Theatre on  0113 2243801 for the last few remaining.  Here follows a series of posts about the useful little things I’ve learned whilst working on Slung Low’s The White Whale. Parts 2 and 3 to come… Give the subconscious as much time as possible to do the idea-generating heavy lifting. Some time is good. More is better. Once I’d gotten over that discomforting blank page feeling…
  • Women, Money, Success and The Bechdel Test

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    The year is flying by. April is speeding to a close as I finish up the bulk of the music on a very cool project for the V&A Museum down in London. More about this challenging experience in later posts nearer the time the exhibition will open… I’m starting work on a new feature film in May. Again, more about that when it’s underway. The theme of women in society is quite heavily featured in both of these projects. With the recently highly successful Everyday Sexism campaign, the reality of what it means to be female in today’s society is very much the flavour of…
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  • The Dilemma of the “Postmodern Avant-Garde”

    Robert Fink
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    Talking about a “postmodern avant-garde” might well seem oxymoronic. But what at first glance appears self-contradictory might, upon closer inspection, disclose itself as a fundamental social tension within new music culture—or, rather, a tension between the ideals of that culture and the material reality of contemporary socio-economic structures.
  • 12 Things I’ve Learned from Church Music (Parts 7-9): Write Faster; Hear It, Change It; Churches Do Tons of New Music

    Kile Smith
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    To get the work, we need to say yes, and to keep the work, we need to produce. But to produce, from what church music has taught me, we need to write faster, rewrite when necessary, and write for the people who actually want new music. If we do, our music will keep getting performed and performed well.
  • Steve Coleman Awarded 2014 MacArthur “Genius Grant”

    NewMusicBox Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    The MacArthur Foundation noted that Coleman is a musician "whose technical virtuosity and engagement with musical traditions and styles from around the world are expanding the expressive and formal possibilities of spontaneous composition."
  • Du Yun—No Safety Net

    Frank J. Oteri
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Unlike composers who grew up in the United States where just about any kind of music seems part of our tradition, Shanghai-born Du Yun approaches all traditions as somehow exotic, whether classical, pop, avant-garde, or even the traditional Chinese music that deeply influences so many other Chinese émigré composers.
  • Sounds Heard: Wayne Horvitz—55: Music and Dance in Concrete

    Frank J. Oteri
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Wayne Horvitz's music for 55: Music and Dance in Concrete, taken out of its original site-specific multimedia context, comes across as part psychedelic soundtrack (think Barbarella), part mysterious fun house (think Sleep No More).
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    The Renegade Producer Blog

  • Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Review and overview of "Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio" by Mike Senior
  • 60% Off iZotope Stutter Edit Right Now at!

    6 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Stuck in a Rut? Stutter Edit your way out of it! Stutter edit is a remix/glitch/effects instrument designed by the mad scientist producer, BT. You can stutter, gate, pan, distort, delay and filter your tracks and do it all in real-time like playing an instrument with your controller. The above description hardly does it justice. The best way to get it is to see and hear it in action. So, check out this video intro to open your mind to the possibilities it gives you in the studio and on stage... ... then head on over to to read more about it, get the system requirements and…
  • Drum samples and the electronic music producer - 2 tips...

    5 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    We want to find the best drum samples for the track, as soon as possible. Here's why...
  • Digital Audio Workstation - For Beginners

    5 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    Know your Digital Audio Workstation better than the back of your hand if you're serious about music production.
  • The War of Art: Resistance and the music producer...

    30 Aug 2013 | 5:21 am
    Discover your greatest enemy as a music producer and human in Steven Pressfield's book: The War of Art...
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    Matt Collins » Blog

  • Heading to Greece!, Free Song Download and More!…

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    Heading to Greece Big News!! I am extremely excited to be heading to Greece next month to play music for almost 3 weeks! For those of you who know me well, you know that my faith in Jesus Christ is a huge part of my life. In fact, I aim for it to inform and inspire every aspect of my life and career. (I know that I have not always lived this out, but that is the beauty of the Gospel — in all of our weaknesses, Jesus forgives those who ask for it and saves those who believe He can make them a new person.) I am proud to be going to Greece as part of a tour with Proclaim! International as…
  • The Nashville Sessions CD and Digital Dowload Now Available!

    29 Mar 2013 | 8:34 am
    Matt’s New EP is now available for sale! CDs and Digital Downloads are now ready for your consumption… To order a physical copy of the CD please click the PayPal button below the album cover…and to order your digital downloads, see the widget below. If you like what you hear, please take a moment to write a quick review on the iTunes page Thanks so much for your support!  Enjoy the Tunes! The Nashville Sessions, Vol.1 EP…
  • Starlight Songwriting Sessions

    12 Feb 2013 | 8:14 am
    Hey Everyone!  I’ve been doing a lot of songwriting with my good friends Brock Berryhill and Evan Coffman at Starlight Studios in Orlando, Fl. It’s been a lot of fun to write for someone other than myself…we’ve been able to step out of our “box” and just try to write some good, catchy songs.  Brock Berryhill played all of the instruments and most of vocals for these demo tracks (Yes, he’s a talented dude!) If you enjoy some pop-influenced country songs, have a listen and let me know what you think!
  • Want Some FREE Music?! I Thought So.

    6 Apr 2011 | 7:40 am
    I’m in a great mood today, and I wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me and my music over the years. Please enjoy these songs for FREE and Pass it along to everyone you know Just Click the link below for the free tunes (6 tracks total)
  • Matt Interviewed for

    30 Mar 2010 | 10:17 am
    Recently, Matt was interviewed for a podcast to be posted on Heather Furey conducted the interview and produced the podcast. The interview can be found here: Scroll down the page and you’ll find Matt’s feature (6th artist listed) Here’s how the interview is set up: Jacksonville native Matt Collins is a self-taught guitarist, singer, songwriter and a successful independent recording artist. He calls himself a “do-it-yourself” musician. While attending the University of Florida,…
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    TRAEXS.COM Music Video News

  • DJ Techno Live Sets

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    If you like techno, Techno Livesets may become a favorite service to you. The site plays live dj sets directly uploaded by djs around the world. The site has the following rubrics: techno, techhouse, house and minimal techno. Additionally videos are available, an online radio and toplists. Last but not least the site is very […]
  • Live Music Streams and Streaming

    2 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Mixify brings live dj and music streams and dj’s are able to use the service to streams their shows. The live comprise both live music and video. Accessing the service is easy without the need of software directly at the site. By clubcasts the site is offering its own genre with live streams directly out […]
  • Song Reviews by the Crowd

    26 Jun 2014 | 5:20 pm
    The crowd matters. Just the former post reported about a new breed of crowd funding to finance concerts. This is followed by crowd sourcing to get reviews for music pieces. The both services Audiokite and SoundOut are providing services to get ratings of songs and music tracks. The music pieces are introduced to a larger […]
  • Crowd Funding for Music Concerts

    14 Jun 2014 | 9:59 am
    There are many crowd funding services serving the music scene already. This specialization again is refined by a number of new services, which have specialized in the financing of concerts. Mostly the idea is to sell tickets to ensure the success of an event. At first there is muzico. This is the latest of the […]
  • Online Radio with House and Techno Music

    30 May 2014 | 9:06 am
    The online radio exclusively plays electronic music of the rather progressive genres. This includes house and techno music, mainroom house, deep house and nudisco. All radio streams of the site are free and who always wants to hear the latest shows gets information by the schedule displaying the transmission times of the latest radio […]
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  • Etymology is Everything

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:09 pm
    From Wikipedia: culture: the capacity to classify and encode human experiences symbolically, and to communicate symbolically encoded experiences socially This traditional definition of “culture” – not the only currently operative one, but one still prevalent in much discourse on practices in everyday life – is obviously problematic where the inclusion of nonhuman subjects (and human subjects incapable of sending messages or indicating their understanding of them) is presumed, or even merely contemplated. If one cannot signify, one might argue, one therefore cannot be…
  • Cities, transportation, and representations of space

    5 Mar 2014 | 1:33 pm
    I’ve posted my thoughts on urban life and the micropolitics of getting around on my parenting blog, but for various reasons, I didn’t explain how philosophies of space and technology (in particular, Lefevbre and Peter-Paul Verbeek) inform my ideas on the subject. since this blog is more dissertation-oriented, I thought I’d drop a brief overview of these philosophies here. If you’ve read my rant on my other blog, and if you’ve encountered either of these thinkers at all (most parents and transit users I talk to haven’t), you might appreciate where I’m…
  • Voltage v Does: Copyright Trolls of the World Unite…

    21 Feb 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Looks like Voltage may obtain subscriber info in Canada from Teksavvy, but not without court oversight and privacy protections for people accused of infringement. Still, this was just a motion. The demand letters may roll out soon, but this litigation might prove to be unprofitable, given the tone and language of the judgement. This could play out in many different ways. I’ve long suspected that this case is merely a demo tape for a sweep of a much larger number of suspected infringing IP addresses assigned to the major ISPs. Time will tell if Canada proves at all to be a jurisdiction…
  • Dissertating

    2 Feb 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Survived an important mental test. Since I’ve been teaching pretty much 3/4 time to full time* over the past 1.5 years, the dissertation gets sporadically updated and reconsidered. Well, there is a time limit on these things, and I’m currently at a half time teaching load. Despite how unpleasant I find this precarity (and there’s reason to suspect it might carry on beyond my graduation later this year), and without getting into the anguish of detail on this count, I’m looking on the bright side, which is that right now my time is freed up a bit for writing. This is the…
  • Web Hosting at Home on a Raspberry Pi

    26 Jan 2014 | 10:33 am
    It has been a learning experience moving my 8 domains (including this one) from a ~$10/month hosting service* to a home server built on the Raspberry Pi. Not counting the small amount of time in labour (possibly 8 hours of learning/testing/configuring things, as I am a novice Apache tinkerer**), I will see savings before 2014 is up. The annual cost of virtual hosting with a hosting company, with a decent Linux server, software installation, full on access to mod-rewrite, unlimited MySQL, etc is ~$135. The Raspberry Pi ($47 CDN) can’t do it out-of-the-box (you need to buy a power supply…
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  • What’s the Frequency?

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); The third episode in our Synthesis Series explains everything related to the frequency, its highs and lows. Read the article
  • Audiofanzine reviewed the Waldorf Streichfett String Synth

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); Audiofanzine put the Waldorf Streichfett digital synthesizer to the test. Released earlier this year, the small box is designed to replicate the sound of vintage string machines. Read the review
  • Wave’s Anatomy

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); The second article in our Sound Synthesis series is all about waves: from the simple sine to the complex ones, you’ll know everything about their properties and how to use them, with graphic illustrations. Read the ...
  • Journey to the Core of Sound

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Audiofanzine launches a series of articles that will explain everything about sound synthesis, from its foundations to its different types and applications, accompanied with some practical examples and an introduction to the most emblematic synthesizers in the ...
  • SynthGear joins Audiofanzine!

    11 Jun 2014 | 8:12 am
    We’re happy to let you all know that we’ve just joined forces with Audiofanzine, a leading international online musical magazine. What does this mean for you? The same great SynthGear site and content that you trust, ...
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    The Journal of Gospel Music

  • JGM Pick of the Week: September 22, 2014

    Bob Marovich
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:05 pm
    “Made It Through the Storm” Pastor David Wright & the N.Y. Fellowship Mass Choir From the Godfather Records album Next Generation Working as both metaphor and a literal celebration of surviving Hurricane Sandy, Pastor David Wright and the N.Y. Fellowship Mass Choir sing “Made It Through the Storm,” a testament to how they made it through the storm and flood. “This ain’t New Orleans, but we made it through a hurricane, too,” shouts Pastor Wright, as the holy horns of the Seal Breakers, a shout band with roots in the United House of Prayer for All People, give the proceedings…
  • With its awards show, the Americana Music Association embraces blues, gospel, and R&B

    Bob Marovich
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    The Americana Music Association saluted the Fairfield Four and McCrary Sisters. Read more here: With its awards show, the Americana Music Association embraces blues, gospel, and R&B. The post With its awards show, the Americana Music Association embraces blues, gospel, and R&B appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • David Daughtry – David Daughtry

    Bob Marovich
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    David Daughtry Self-Titled Karew Records/eOne Entertainment By Bob Marovich It is fascinating how gospel music, a genre where the signature sound is brisk and exuberant, can be most beautiful when sung slowly and melodically. David Daughtry includes both the rapid and the measured on his impressive self-titled debut project. Although Daughtry delivers several fine uptempo selections on the album, the worshipful ballads “You Are” and the hypnotic “I Call Your Name” demonstrate his dexterous, earnest tenor. He launches falsetto notes well into the upper register…
  • Louise Williams Bishop celebrated at The Mann – Religion – Philly Tribune

    Bob Marovich
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Louise Williams Bishop celebrated at The Mann – Religion – Philly Tribune. The post Louise Williams Bishop celebrated at The Mann – Religion – Philly Tribune appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • “My Inspiration” – Angela “Missy” Billups

    Bob Marovich
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    “My Inspiration” Angela “Missy” Billups E’Mazin Entertainment/Missy B. Music (2014) Best known for her churchy traditional songs, Angela “Missy” Billups, accompanied by a background vocal group, delivers a contemporary worship song to express gratitude to God for graces bestowed. She drops a couple of lines of verse from “Total Praise” in the vamp, then concludes, “When I thought was going to lose my mind / God, you stepped in the nick of time.” The song is good and shows that Missy is exploring new territory for her singles, but I much prefer Missy’s traditional side.
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  • Garcinia Cambogia Review: What You Should Want To Know

    7 Sep 2014 | 6:40 pm
    When make sure you feel as if you look the want to, it can impact on your very existence. You don’t always to help feel that you are unhappy with your lifestyle. When you make a few small changes, you will find that you may get yourself looking the way you desire to and feeling good with regards to you. Make sure you visit your doctor and talk about what one feels could well right that as far as a fitness regime. So how can we cut uncover a bargain and excess weight while having the limited amount of sleep i get? Well try getting some natural straightforward to find supplements…
  • Learn How To Lose Weight With Extreme Weight Reduction Coach Chris Powell

    19 Jun 2014 | 9:12 am
    For example, I love donuts. The times in lifestyle when I just could not say “no” to themselves. I would wind up binging to them + I should eat 3 to 4 donuts easily at a lot of. Rule #8 Unless you might be embarking on induction phase of the Atkins diet -which some may argue is particularly controversial diet- know not all carbohydrates are unpleasant. Carbohydrates are used as fuel, and when you thinking about being capable of maintaining healthy variety of energy, you will need them. Now of course there are what might be considered dr oz bad carbs, like sugary snacks, white…
  • Weight Loss Recipes Nutrition Weight Loss How To Reduce Belly Fat In 4 Weeks

    19 Jun 2014 | 8:49 am
    Joseph Fat Joe Cartagena is a rapper who everyone can relate to when it will come to sound. The hip hop entertainer has seen his time with the charts and the fans love him, but lately he is being famous for losing a hundred passengers pounds. Joseph Fat Joe Cartagena shared on Friday with CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta that he no longer has diabetes after taking off the weight. Soak home air cleaners . jujube or Indian plum leaves for hours. Strain the water morning and consume on a clear chair stomach. Will probably prove valuable in curing weight. Rule #5 Do not…
  • Five Hust-Mave Herbs for Healing Your Body and Mind

    Allison Daughtery
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    Mental health and physical health are so closely intertwined that properly addressing the ailments identified in one often requires also addressing potentially unidentified ailments in the other. In many cases, the most effective way to restore optimal health to both body and mind is to supplement with adaptogenic and other herbs that help balance both systems simultaneously and naturally, without causing harmful side-effects. Here are five must-have herbs that may be exactly what your body needs to achieve optimal mental and physical health: 1) Turmeric. Turmeric, the primary active…
  • The Benefits of Going Vegetarian

    Allison Daughtery
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:09 am
    Weight loss, a healthier heart, drastically reduced cancer risk and more… With the proper planning and education, research shows that going vegetarian is an excellent step to improve and protect your health. By minimizing processed foods and emphasizing whole plant foods, vegetarians enjoy a more nutritious and far less toxic way of eating than the average. The bottom line: As a vegetarian, you will be better protected from a range of major diseases, take in more nutrients and potentially lose a lot of weight. Weight loss The high water content and fiber in plant foods is probably to…
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  • Style: Nike SB Koston 2 Max (Volt/Black-Dusty Cactus)

    Morgan Witt
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:33 pm
    A new version of the beloved Nike SB Koston 2 Max is coming in hot with some serious summer vibes. Nike’s “Volt” has been interwoven throughout most of the brand’s various product lines but not so much by the Nike SB division. On the horizon is the Nike SB Koston 2 Max “Volt/Black-Dusty Cactus” which […]
  • Style: Food & Fashion Merge With Staple Design x Knockaround x Shake Shack Collaboration

    Morgan Witt
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Two well known New York brands have locked arms for a unique collaboration that merges the world of food and fashion. Shake Shack, the In-n-Out Burger of the east, and Staple Design have crafted a super limited product capsule that launched last week. Staple looped in a company from our hometown of sunny San Diego […]
  • Music: Dornik Delivers Preview Of New Single “On My Mind”

    Morgan Witt
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Dornik Leigh steps out from behind the drum kit to deliver another gem. Towards the end of last year, we introduced the talented singer/songwriter/musician/producer with the Prince & The Revolution inspired “Rebound” which is still in heavy rotation. Here’s the official video for the tune should you have missed it somehow. With his third solo […]
  • Film: Watch Trailer For Sven & Mia Hansen-Løve’s Ode To The ‘French Touch’ Era “Eden”

    Morgan Witt
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    The sample-based disco, funk, and soul inspired strand of house music that came out of France in the ’90′s leveraged all the best bits and pieces of Chicago’s jacking house, Detroit techno, and New York disco. Like most, the ‘French Touch’ scene had humble beginnings. A small group of DJ’s and producers with a strong […]
  • Music: Listen To New Mary J. Blige Tune “Right Now” Written & Produced By Disclosure

    Morgan Witt
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Earlier this week Mary J. Blige announced her forthcoming her thirteenth studio album “Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions.” Inspired by her time working with the Disclosure boys on the “F For You” edit, Blige took to London in search of a new creative freedom. She’s described her time working with Disclosure and company as […]
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    Hooks and Harmony » Hooks and Harmony

  • Concert Review: Justin Currie, 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville

    Peter Lee
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    September 14, 2014 - I'm going to Nashville to see another pop icon, this time with mixed feelings. Justin Currie, former lead singer and songwriter for Del Amitri, is another idol of mine, one that can do no wrong musically. Nashville was the closest city to Atlanta that was on his North American tour, and I've made the trek a few times to the Country Music Capital of the World to see a pop artist perform. But my attempts to secure an interview through his inept management have failed. I have sent three emails before the show - one that was answered with, "Let me talk to Justin and get…
  • Too Many Jokes…

    Peter Lee
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    GQ lists the 25 Worst Rappers Of All Time. The post Too Many Jokes… appeared first on Hooks and Harmony.
  • Athens, GA: 25 years later

    Peter Lee
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Twenty-five years ago, Athens, Ga. was the king of the alt-rock/indie-rock/college rock scene. (Gen Y folks: It was the Seattle of the 80s.) With bands such as R.E.M., Pylon, and the B-52s gaining national attention, artists flocked to the city hoping to get noticed. I happened to be in college during that time, and I was like a kid in a candy store. Every Friday night you could find some up-and-coming band that was "the next R.E.M." It was a place of excitement and innovation. Michael Stipe sightings were frequent. It was a wonderful place to be. Now, R.E.M. have broken up, the B-52s are…
  • A much needed hiatus

    Peter Lee
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    One of the worst things a blogger can do is not post anything for days or months. Then after those months have passed, you see the obligatory "Sorry it's been so long since my last post! Things sure have sped by! I promise to do better!" And then...nothing.It becomes as empty and desolate as real estate in Detroit. This hiatus was not due to the fact that I was too busy, or forgot. This blog entered my head every day. But I had briefly lost the will to write. I have been working on a novel for almost 10 years. It was historical fictional / alternate history involving a real rock n roll band.
  • 30 Worst Taylor Swift Lyrics

    Peter Lee
    28 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    Finding bad lyrics to Taylor Swift songs is like shooting fish in a barrel - it's easy, you end up with way too much to take home and it's a messy job. During my recent textual analysis of Swift's lyrics, I found a plethora of bad lines - some that made me laugh out loud, and some that made me cringe. She doesn't use a lot of different words, nor does she use various themes. In fact, a few appear over and over: She's always standing in the rain. People are always throwing rocks at her windows. She drives around with boys in the middle of the night, or argues with them in the middle of the…
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    Music Industry Newswire

  • New Album from the Buckeye Politicians was 39 Years in the Making

    Jesse JJ Jame
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Of the terrifying statements a musician can hear, 'Your master recordings have been lost' has to rank among the most gut-wrenching. But that's exactly what occurred to the Buckeye Politicians after recording their album in 1975. It only took four decades to make good on the promise of their musical vision, but 'now they're back with the crunch of rock, the rhythms of soul music, and the punch of a horn section,' states their long-time manager, Herb Gart.
  • Caroline Glaser to release EP ‘Better Days Vol. 2′

    Jesse JJ Jame
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    TIPP CITY, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Caroline Glaser became a fan favorite on Season 4 of NBC's 'The Voice,' it was just the first step of many she hoped to take on a long, successful road in the indie music world. Now, two years on from the show, the young singer-songwriter from Saint Louis, Mo., will be releasing her second EP, 'Better Days. Vol. 2' on September 16.
  • New Performing Arts Company Art-In-Relation announces West Coast Premiere of ‘Frankenstein The Musical’ in Long Beach

    Jesse JJ Jame
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Jonas Sills and Ray Buffer have created a new performing arts company in Long Beach called Art-In-Relation (AIR). Art-In-Relation's first production, 'Frankenstein The Musical' will open October 23 at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre inside the Scottish Rite Event Center in Long Beach. The two producers also appear in this powerful production, as Victor Frankenstein and The Creature, respectively.
  • Inspirational Keyboardist Isha Love Pours ‘Jars of Waters’ with New Solo Piano Music Release

    Jesse JJ Jame
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When the fingers of Isha Love glide across the piano, a dazzling cascade of melody rushes forth spraying the atmosphere like the mist from a waterfall. 'Jars of Waters,' her new offering, is a fluid tapestry of 14 luscious piano solos that pour sweet liquid libations for the soul.
  • ‘Legends of Surf Music’ concert to premiere in Vista Calif. on October 25, 2014 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre

    Jesse JJ Jame
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    VISTA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Stars and Stripes Events, a concert production company located in Escondido, Calif., is promoting a surf rock concert with former members of eight of the best known famous surf rock bands of the sixties. The promoter will donate 10 percent of ticket sales directly to Wounded Warrior Homes also located in Vista Calif. The concert is at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista on October 25.
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  • New Artworks by CJ Hendry - Pen on Paper

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are planning CJ Hendry's first solo show in December, but want to give you a preview of some of the work we will be showcasing. Penfolds Grange Hermitage 105 x 155 Pool balls - 1 through to 15 - 60cm x 60cm - signed and framed The 8 has already been sold - to pre-purchase the others, please get in touch. Wishbone We arranged for CJ Hendry to meet Kanye West on the last leg of his Australian tour. She presented him with his very own hand-drawn US$100 bank note Cj Hendry is exclusively represented by thecoolhunter.  
  • Boxy Fine Foods, Ghent - Belgium

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Belgian twin brothers, Kristof and Stefan Boxy have dipped their culinary hands in several Michelin-star restaurants and catering businesses, and they’ve authored a cook book as well: Just Cooking. We loved their food store/catering space, Boxy Fine Foods, in Ghent, but unfortunately it closed earlier this year. While we do not know the reason why it closed, we bet it wasn’t because of the interior design. With the help of Frederich Hooft of Ghent, the Boxy brothers created an elegant, white, open space to display and sell gourmet foods. The elaborate moldings on the ceilings, the…
  • A Collection of The Very Best Among Small Coffee Shop Design

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Good coffee was not on an average consumer’s radar in 1971, when the story of the brand now known as Starbucks began. This was the case especially in North America where coffee culture was nonexistent.   That all started to change when Howard Schultz bought Starbucks in 1987 and started its expansion outside Seattle with the first outside the U.S. store opening that same year in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.   Today, Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world with about 23,500 stores in 65 countries. With the changes in lifestyles around the world,…
  • Joseph Cheaney Flagship Store - London

    6 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Those of us who are tired of throwawayism and of pointlessly amassing closetfuls of disposable footwear, are starting to pay serious attention to the kind of shoe quality that only true expertise and attention to detail can produce. Voting with our wallets, we’d rather shop once a year and obtain something that is beautiful, durable and worth the high price, than keep throwing our money – and shoes – away season after season. Traditional men’s shoe makers Joseph Cheaney and others like them are thriving today because they give us what we want. If you have been making…
  • Start Paying Attention To The Design of The Office

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In our working lives, we are in many ways still stuck in the age of the Industrial Revolution. When the masses worked in factories, the office support personnel worked the same hours, or at least “regular working hours” and commuted daily to central offices. Perhaps there was a sense that all workers needed to be under the watchful eye of the Master and therefore they needed to gather in one place to be supervised, like kids in school? Are we not past that phase? We are challenging every single person to take responsibility for his or her own working environment. Let’s stop…
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    Jake Owen - News

  • Pit Tickets Available for Eighth Annual Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert in Vero Beach

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    Country music superstar Jake Owen returns to Vero Beach for the eighth annual Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert to be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Vero Beach, Florida. The Concert will once again be held at Holman Stadium at Historic Dodgertown, and be the final stop of Jakes 75-plus city nationwide headlining tour Discover Boating Presents Jake Owens Day Of Gold Tour 2014 - and features special guest The Cadillac Three. October 25 - Vero Beach, FL @ Holman Stadium at Historic Dodgertown Additional Pit Tickets have been made available now for the Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert…
  • Jake To Host and Perform at 8th Annual ACM Honors Tonight

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Tonight at the Ryman Auditorium, Jake Owen joins the Academy of Country Music to host the 8th Annual ACM Honors in an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating the non-televised special honorees and winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year. Jake will also join a long list of performers at the event including Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Kenny Chesney, and many more. Sept 9, 2014 - 8th Annual ACM Honors - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium Tickets are only $40, and are available…
  • Jake Owen Opens Up on Desire to Be Taken Seriously With Unconventional New Single

    5 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    From Rolling Stone - By Joesph Hudak - Sept. 4, 2014 Jake Owen knows exactly what you think of him. "A lot of folks think Im just the guy, Im the fucking beach bum," says Owen, 33, seated in a booth at Rotiers restaurant, a Nashville burger-and-shake joint dating back to the Forties. Dressed in a stained short-sleeve work shirt and shorts, he certainly looks the epitome of the "right on, dude" Moondoggie. With his Vero Beach, Florida, roots, long hair and stoner speech "I have done my share of weed," he offers its a justified observation. One his sun-and-sand singles "Barefoot Blue Jean…
  • Tallahassee, FL Fan Club Pre-Sale

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jake is coming to Tallahassee, FL on October 24, and Fan Club Members will get first access to pre-sale tickets for the show! Pre-sale tickets will be available starting Tuesday, September 2nd at 10am local venue time. No password is needed, but you must have an active Fan Club account. Not a member? Join Today Be the first to purchase tickets for the following Days Of Gold Tour date: 10/24 Tallahassee, FL @ Donald L Tucker Civic Center For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Events Page. From
  • Mankato, MN Pre-Sale

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Exciting news Minnesota! Jake will be coming to the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato on October 17th, and Jake Owen Fan Club members will get first access to pre-sale tickets for the date below starting Tuesday, August 26th at 10am local venue time. No password is needed, but you must have an active Fan Club account. Not a Member? Join today! Be the first to purchase tickets for the following Days Of Gold Tour date: 10/17 Mankato, MN @ Verizon Wireless Center For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Events Page. From
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  • Classical Musicians Step up to the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Viola da Voce
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Summer is finally over, and with it, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge seems to be winding down. Curious about which classical musicians stepped up to the challenge? Below, you’ll find my picks for the best videos. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the challenge has raised over $100 million to date. My favorite is the […]
  • Janis Japlin Honored With Forever Stamp

    9 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    Janis Joplin, the  groundbreaking singer whose powerful, bluesy voice propelled her to the pinnacle of rock stardom, was honored by the U.S. Postal Service by adding her to the Music Icons Forever Stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park. Joplin is recognized as one of the […]
  • The Phantom of the Opera Meets Dr. Opera

    Viola da Voce
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If there’s any character from a musical who needs to spend some quality time on a psychiatrist’s couch, it’s the Phantom of the Opera. That’s exactly where the Phantom finds himself in Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City’s latest episode of Dr. Opera. Do they discuss Phantom’s obsession with Christine? Or maybe his […]
  • Lyric Opera to Premiere ‘Bel Canto’, Based on Ann Patchett Novel

    Viola da Voce
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Lyric Opera of Chicago will be premiering Bel Canto, an opera based on Ann Patchett’s best-selling novel of the same name, as part of its 2015-16 season. The company recently held a workshop with the opera’s composer Jimmy López and librettist Nilo Cruz in attendance. Sir Andrew Davis conducted the workshop, while members of Lyric’s […]
  • The 9 Best Animal and Music Videos

    Viola da Voce
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Today, I watched an adorable video of  a guy playfully using his cat as a mute for his euphonium. As a musician and an animal lover, I’m a sucker for videos like these. It inspired me to search for even more videos of animals enjoying and making music. Here are the nine best videos I […]
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    RELEVANT Magazine

  • Study: Americans Want More Faith In Their Politics

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    A new Pew Research study has some interesting findings on some very surprising trend reversals over the past few years, and maybe the most curious findings involve American perceptions on faith and politics. Back in 2010, research indicated that fewer Americans were interested in mixing faith and political issues. Today, that's changing. 49 percent of Americans say they want houses of worship to “express their views on day-to-day social and political issues." That's up six percentage points since 2010. 41 percent of Americans say politicians show “too little expression of religious faith…
  • Emma Watson's Gender Equality Speech for the UN Is On Point

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Over the weekend, Emma Watson took to the UN to deliver a speech on gender equality. Par for the course for any celebrity of note to take on some cause and give a few speeches about it, but Watson separates herself from the pack by delivering a fourteen-minute powerhouse of raw, eloquent truth. When I was 8, I was confused about being called "bossy" because I wanted to direct the plays that we would put on for our parents. But the boys were not. When at 14, I started to be sexualized by certain elements of the media, when at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports…
  • Sadness Doesn’t Mean We Are Struggling in Our Faith

    Sean Bess
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    You can cry because it's over and smile because it happened. My neighbor’s son paced in her backyard this morning, talking on the phone and weeping. It turns out his mother died in her sleep last night. He mentioned that she was scheduled for a knee replacement, as if to make the observation that death is no respecter of a person’s plans or appointments.
  • Jarring PSA Shows the Dangers Syrian Civilians Face Every Day

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The director of Save the Children’s devastating ad about the Syrian civil war has created another video about the conflict that’s just as powerful—but even more difficult to watch. The PSA is from a coalition of NGOs that is attempting to raise awareness about the years-long war that has killed nearly 200,000 people and left millions displaced. The goal of the ad—and the #WithSyria campaign it is promoting—is to get viewers to sign a petition asking the UN Security Council to take measures to protect civilians and the innocent lives constantly being targeted in Syria ...
  • Happy 30th Anniversary, ‘The Cosby Show’

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    This weekend marked the 30th anniversary of the début of The Cosby Show, one of the most influential sitcoms of all time. The NBC hit was a primetime staple for nearly decade, breaking new ground for comedy, challenging social stereotypes and always maintaining its ethos of strong family values. In recent days, the Internet is reflecting on the show’s legacy with listicles that look at the sitcom’s parenting philosophy, cultural influence and creative choices, as well as think pieces that examine the show’s under-appreciated social impacts and the complicated personal legacy of its…
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    Derek Sivers

  • Fixed mindset vs Growth mindset

    Derek Sivers
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    One of the most important concepts I’ve learned is the difference between the “fixed” mindset and the “growth” mindset. It’s a little bit like “nature vs nurture”: People in a fixed mindset believe you either are or aren’t good at something, based on your inherent nature, because it’s just who you are. People in a growth mindset believe anyone can be good at anything, because your abilities are entirely due to your actions. This sounds simple, but it’s surprisingly deep. The fixed mindset is the most common and the most harmful, so it’s worth understanding and…
  • I love being wrong

    Derek Sivers
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Most of the time I feel smart, successful, and driven - like I’ve got it all figured out. But last month my wife and I broke up after four years of trying to make a bad match work. It knocked me on my ass, hard. I’ve never felt so wrong and lost. It hurts, bad. I vulnerably called on friends for help. Amber reminded me to pull my head out of today, and think long-term again. Jeff told me to get my swagger back and hook up with every hottie in town, just relishing the moment. Ariel said I should really accept and feel this pain, instead of moving on so fast like I always do. Each different…
  • The philosophy of great customer service

    Derek Sivers
    28 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I was honestly surprised that my company, CD Baby, was such a runaway success. But I was even more surprised to find out why. CD Baby had lots of powerful well-funded competitors, but after a few years they were all but gone, and we dominated our niche of selling independent music. 150,000 musicians, 2 million music-buying customers, $139 million in revenue, $83 million paid directly to musicians. What was the secret to CD Baby’s success? I never did any marketing. Everyone came by word-of-mouth. But why? I honestly didn’t know. So whenever I was out talking with my musician clients,…
  • Loving what I used to hate

    Derek Sivers
    17 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
    From now on, when I say I hate something, remind me to add “… today” to the sentence. Here's why: Tom Waits The first time I heard Tom Waits was this performance on David Letterman. I hated it. I hated it passionately. I complained to my friend that it was the worst thing I'd ever heard, and it must be some kind of joke. The second time I heard Tom Waits was a year later, when my roommate played me “Singapore”, and I hated it just as much. I still thought it must be some kind of in-joke. Maybe it's a dare, like hákarl? Someone wouldn't actually listen to this for pleasure, would…
  • The Meaning of Life

    Derek Sivers
    4 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Let's just figure out the meaning of life, once and for all, in under 20 minutes, OK? This is a 19-minute talk I've given at four conferences in Ireland, Taiwan, India, and New Zealand. I've improved it after each, and finally consider it done, so this is now the best and final recording of it. The video doesn't add much, so if you would rather just listen, download the MP3. The video should be visible below, but if not, download the MP4 video. Huge thanks to some friends who suggested great improvements: Michelle Welsch, Tynan, Aly Tadros, Jeff Marx, and Saj. Also thanks to a hundred drunk…
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  • MAITE HONTELE y OSCAR de LEON en Medellin, 2014

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    MAITE HONTELE y OSCAR de LEON Oscar with his voice and unique style, Maite with her golden trumpet, painting musical emotions for one night together. Oscar known for his hard swinging  Salsa Music, and Maite known for her wide virtuoso style of playing of latin music, will make this one of the most exciting concerts for 2014.. October 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm La trompetista del son y el león de la salsa en un concierto único y especial, con los grandes éxitos del sonero venezolano y de la trompetista holandesa, en arreglos exclusivos para este concierto elaborados por Juancho Valencia y con…

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    MAITE HONTELE y OSCAR de LEON October 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm La trompetista del son y el león de la salsa en un concierto único y especial, con los grandes éxitos del sonero venezolano y de la trompetista holandesa, en arreglos exclusivos para este concierto elaborados por Juancho Valencia y con una orquestación propia para un concierto de gala en el Teatro Metropolitano. Maite dice: Y AQUI ESTÁ! EL CONCIERTO DE MI VIDA, EL 16 DE OCTUBRE EN EL TEATRO METROPOLITANO EN MEDELLIN!!! OSCAR D´LEÓN INVITADO ESPECIAL DE MAITE HONTELÉ! — more…
  • Milton Cardona paved the road to Salsa Music with his hands….

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    Milton Cardona … 1944 – 2014 Milton Cardona paved the road to Salsa Music with his hands…. Milton Cardona, is longer with us, but his contribution to what Salsa Music is today will live on forever. The news of Milton’s passing will circulate for a few days then cease, just like he has and as will we. But, thanks to DJs, Records, and CDs we have his 800 plus recordings to listen to, remember, and always keep Milton Cardona in our hearts…” Gracias Por La Musica”… excerpt from Milton Cardona: Spirit Of Tumba, Soul Of NYC   The salsa days are…
  • Harry Trinidad presents Salsa in the Catskills in 2015

    13 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    Harry Trinidad presents Salsa in the Catskills in 2015 400 Granite Road Kerhonkson N.Y. Harry Trinidad 914.469.9301 email: Carlos Santiago 917.553.4398 email: Friday August 14th 2015> Sunday August 16th 2015 Mambo Legends Orchestra Charansalsa Like anything in life, you have to warm up first… Be it writing, music playing, dancing, sports… does not matter. You HAVE TO WARM UP…. Of course you can ignore and do without, but be prepared to suffer the consequences…. such as, not doing as good as you could have, never reaching your potential,…
  • Salsa in the Catskills in 2015

    13 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Salsa in the Catskills in 2015 400 Granite Road Kerhonkson N.Y. Harry Trinidad 914.469.9301 Carlos Santiago 917.553.4398 email: email: Friday August 14th 2015> Sunday August 16th 2015 Mambo Legends Orchestra Charansalsa Like anything in life, you have to warm up first… Be it writing, music playing, dancing, sports… does not matter. You HAVE TO WARM UP…. Of course you can ignore and do without, but be prepared to suffer the consequences…. such as, not doing as good as you could have, never reaching your potential, dying out before you even…
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    The Round Table Online

  • Video: Blake Mills Releases “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me” Rehearsal Footage

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Renowned songwriter, guitarist, and producer Blake Mills’ celebrates the release of his sophomore album, Heigh Ho, by posting rehearsal footage of his band practicing lead single “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me.” The video gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse as Mills and his band work out the song’s kinks in advance of hitting the road this fall. While the album version of “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me” features vocals by Fiona Apple, the elusive singer does not make a cameo in the video. Watch Blake Mills and band rehearse…
  • Zola Jesus Releases New Track “Go (Blank Sea) and Announces Official Tracklist for New Album TAIGA

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova) debuted the second track, “Go (Blank Sea),” from her already critically acclaimed release TAIGA, out October 7th on Mute. Explaining her inspiration for the song Nika says, “I wrote Go (Blank Sea) about the facelessness of city life. How is it you can walk down the busiest street of a metropolis, fighting through a current of busy moving bodies, yet feel completely isolated? All of the singularity rubs together to create a universal dull hum that can cancel us all out. It’s in the densest populations that I sometimes feel the most alone, and in…
  • CMJ 2014: Zola Jesus, Tom Scharpling, and Merge Records Announced as CMJ Daytime Speakers

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    As CMJ 2014 inches closer, we’re excited to announce the initial lineup of speakers for this year’s series of daytime conference events at NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center. Badgeholders will have the opportunity to witness and share in conversations with some of the most influential figures in the industry. See below for a quick rundown of the initial list of speakers and quick rundown of each session. You’ll also want to stay tuned to CMJ’s official site as more names, roundtables, and panels will be released in the coming weeks along with artists and…
  • Nina Persson (The Cardigans, A Camp) Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Nina Persson, known as the front woman of worldwide sensation The Cardigans (“Lovefool”) and for her critically acclaimed side project A Camp, has announced she will hit the road this fall with her band in support of new solo album, Animal Heart. Animal Heart, which was predominately written and produced by Persson along with Eric D. Johnson, Nathan Larson, includes debut singles “Food for the Beast” and title-track “Animal Heart.” The tour kicks off in October and currently includes dates in New Jersey, New York, and several shows in California. See…
  • Tony Lucca Announces New Self-Titled Album Due Out January 27, 2015

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Singer-songwriter Tony Lucca has announced that his new album will be released on January 27, 2015. The self-titled album, which was funded by fans via Kickstarter, will feature 12 new songs including “Imagination” and “Delilah.” It will be the first full studio album from Lucca since he parted ways with Adam Levine’s 222 Records earlier this year. That deal enabled the singer to release an EP back in 2013 titled With The Whole World Watching along with radio-friendly lead single “Never Gonna Let You Go,” but things quickly changed in 2014. After…
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    As The World Spins

  • Royce Rizzy – Determination EP

    DJ Hotsauce
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    The young’n Royce Rizzy, who we have been following since we first met him in Japan when he was 16 years old, has just released his new EP titled “Determination”. This serves as his first official release since singing with RCA/SoSoDef records. The EP ist hosted by SoSoDef head honcho Jermaine Dupri and the homie Don Cannon. Check out the new tracks by one of the up and coming talents in Atlanta below and make sure to follow Rizzy on his journey here.
  • DJ Jelly @ Down n Durty / August 16th

    DJ Hotsauce
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    All of our ATLiens, come check out DJ Jelly alongside Sofa King & Jay Envy at the Graveyard in East ATL for Down n Durty tonight, August 16th! You know it will be super turnt up. I myself will be back in the ATL in October for A3C. Can’t wait to kick with all the homies and longtime friends. I will have a couple of gigs as well, more on that soon, so keep checking back!
  • DJ Hotsauce PULS Radio Mix (August)

    DJ Hotsauce
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    You can now once again stream my entire 2 hour set for Puls from this past Saturday below. Also make sure you tune in live every first Saturday of each month.
  • DJ Hotsauce PULS Radio Mix (July)

    DJ Hotsauce
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    It’s been a busy past 2 weeks so I’m just now getting around to uploading this month edition of my radio mix show for German station Puls. Below you can stream the full 2 hour set of my show which comes on every first Saturday of each month at 10 pm at
  • DJ Hotsauce PULS Radio Mix (June)

    DJ Hotsauce
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:46 am
    Like each and every month you can now stream my 2 hour radio mix set for German station Puls. The show comes on every first Saturday of each month at 10 pm. You can tune in live at
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    Flavorwire » Music

  • Listen To Lucinda Williams’ New Double Album, ‘Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone’

    Angela Lashbrook
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:55 pm
    NPR is First Listen-streaming Lucinda Williams’ first album in three years, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone. The album, a 20-track plunge into anger, loneliness, and—as the opening song suggests, compassion—will be officially released September 30. Spirit Meets The Bone isn’t a groundbreaker stylistically or thematically; rather, it showcases the rough-hewn poetry in Williams’ voice in the best possible way. As autumn swells and the weather cools, this is what you’ll want playing as you stand by the firepit, wrapped in a sweater, with a beer in hand.
  • “Yellow Flicker Beat” Is Lorde’s New Single

    Moze Halperin
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Though it was written for the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the cover art for Lorde’s new single looks like it came directly from Lord(e) of the Rings (for which, if she hadn’t been 5 on the first movie’s release, I’m sure she would have provided a terrific score… oh who are we kidding, she totally could have done it when she was 5). We have yet to hear the song, titled “Yellow Flicker Beat,” but it’s hard not to speculate — based on the gold-leaf, leather-bound-book cover art — that it’ll be reminiscent of…
  • This Is Real Life: Beyoncé Kicks Jay Z’s Ass in ‘On The Run’ HBO Concert Film

    Jillian Mapes
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    On Jay Z’s 2006 album Kingdom Come, the rapper offered up one of the most revealing snippets of his private relationship with Beyoncé — that is, until this May’s Elevatorgate. On “Lost One,” Hova raps, “I don’t think it’s meant to be, B/ But she loves her work more than she does me/ And honestly, at 23/ I would probably love my work more than I did she.” Jay would confirm Beyoncé as the song’s subject in his 2010 book Decoded, but it was clear even then — a year and a half before Knowles and Carter would become America’s Couple — who Jay…
  • Listen to “Late Victorian Holocaust,” Written by Nick Cave and Performed by Marianne Faithfull

    Moze Halperin
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    Of course Nick Cave wrote a song called “Late Victorian Holocaust”. This musical tchotchke – characteristic of Cave’s form of weathered antiquity that straddles poetry and kitsch  – was written for Marianne Faithfull for her upcoming album, Give My Love to London (for which she penned most of the other songs). Few people could out-Nick-Cave Nick Cave in terms of vocal raggedness and disenchantment – but no artist could better express this jaded lullaby than Faithfull, whose ashtray of a voice quietly struggles to sing to a delicate, long-passed moment: “Sweet…
  • Rising Pop Star Charli XCX Amends Release Date of “Sucker,” Appears on Cover of ‘Complex Magazine’

    Angela Lashbrook
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Charli XCX, the British singer/songwriter/popstar, amended the release date of her upcoming LP “Sucker” from October 17 to December 16 in the US. The 22-year-old also covers the October issue of Complex magazine. In the interview with Complex senior editor Foster Kamer, Charli, aka Charlotte Emma Aitchison, opens up about periods (“I’m kind of obsessed with it right now. Periods are really punk”), trouble with music execs (“I didn’t get the credit I deserved”) and what it’s like to be a woman in the music business (“There’s…
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - SOCIETY HAE

  • Cultural Celebration at Inaugural African Fashion Week Houston

    Urban Fashion Network
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The first annual African Fashion Week Houston brought together Houstonians and international guests to celebrate the cultural traditions of African fashion, dance and music. The Fall of Signature Essence (F.O.S.E.) runway show and concert showcased creative African fashion designers including TeKay Designs and performers from around the world on August 16th, 2014 at the prestigious Ayva Center in Houston Texas. Guests were wowed by models wearing stunning African fashions in the elaborate ballroom decorated with chandeliers, covered chairs, ceiling drapes, floral arrangements, DJ, live band,…
  • Channel 4 pick 'Driftwood' and 'Sunny Boy' to receive network TV premieres

    British Urban Film Festival
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:09 am
    The British Urban Film Festival can announce today that ‘Driftwood’ & ‘Sunny Boy’ have become the first festival selections to broadcast on network television as part of Channel 4’s short film strand The Shooting Gallery - showcasing brand new films from some of the UK’s best new film-making talent.‘Driftwood’ (directed by James Webber) was shown as part of last year’s BUFF shorts UK showcase at Oxford House in London’s Bethnal Green. It also went onto make the BAFTA longlist. The film will be broadcast tonight (Monday 25 August) at 11.55pm.‘Sunny Boy’ (directed by…
  • Seconds Out for the British Urban Film Festival Premiere of 'The Trials of Muhammad Ali'

    British Urban Film Festival
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The British Urban Film Festival has scored a major coup in its coverage of the event after securing the UK festival rights to screen the premiere of critically-acclaimed documentary 'The Trials of Muhammad Ali' in the opening weekend of September. Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, #TrialsOfAli examines how one of the most celebrated sports champions of the 20th century risked his fame and fortune to follow his faith and conscience as he found himself at the centre of America's controversies over race, religion, and war. #BUFF2014, supported by Channel 4, will premiere "The Trials of…
  • Learn How to play Pharrell Williams’ Happy – piano video tutorial part 1

    Ugo Onwutalu
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Many people feel the need to play advanced, note-perfect versions of their favourite songs. After consulting with our subscribers and followers of Grade Music TV, we found out that simple tutorials of a song in it’s most basic form appeals more than learning fancy chords, quaver runs or complex rhythms that might have appeared in it. As such, our video tutorial of Pharrell William’s song ‘Happy’ is a far more simplified version of the video we made performing the piece a few months ago. As always, do let us know what you think and how you feel the tutorials could be improved. Regards…
  • Chelsea Davis Ft TY And Nieman Marcus - Voices

    Artist Notice
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:29 pm
    +Chelsea Davis releases new music featuring Lima, Ohio rappers TY, and Nieman Marcus titled "Voices." Dmkrecords of Russells Point, Ohio made the beat. Related articles Nieman Marcus Covers TWU Magazine Shots Fired At Lima, Ohio Rappers Nieman Marcus - 419 To The 662 LP Nieman Marcus Hosts The 'Art Of Fashion' Tonight!
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    Hollywood Music Magazine

  • A Shoreline Dream Vocalist Ryan Policky Interview

    Editing Admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    It’s like having a sound guy at The Roxy tell you that you can’t use your own mic or he’ll kick you off the stage, moments after having a bum piss on your gear in the back alley while waiting for your turn to play.
  • Warped Tour 2014

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    With 80-something degree weather, asphalt, very little clouds and no wind, it made for a hot and sweaty day. That seems to be the theme of the Denver Vans Warped Tour. It’s a great thing that water stations and food and drink vendors are plentiful!
  • Malaki

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    The Hebrew meaning of “Malaki” is that of a message or messenger and while the original connotation of that name was personal to Josh, it has carried over to the band as they collectively are sending a message; a message that may be lost on some bands....
  • HedPE

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Gomes quickly avers that Evolution and the material is a departure from the earlier work of (HED) p.e. which was laden with some hardcore punk on one song, to metal and rap on another. That departure and producing an entire album that wasn’t all over the place but with songs all with the same direction...
  • Doyle, Abomination Across the Nation

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    I spoke to Doyle recently and aside from being a super chill guy, what you get is that he is chomping at the bit to get out there, touring, playing and the adrenaline he gets from the fans. The project of Doyle was the brainchild of his along with his band mate and songwriting partner, vocalist Alex Story (Cancerslug).
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    Feed Me Indie - The Best New Music from Indie Rock Cafe

  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – Evaline (Indie Rock Cafe)
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Evaline – UK and California With six members from California to the U.K.), indie rock band Evaline released their debut album in 2010, followed by their sophomore album, produced by Dan Austin (Doves, QOTSA, People in Planes). Since the release of their 2006 EP, Portrait of Skin, produced by The Used’s Quinn Allman, Evaline have [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – Ivy Dye (Indie Rock Cafe)
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Ivy Dye Drop Their Second EP Ivy Dye is a Chicago band formed in 2011 by Chris Adams, the head songwriter. His best friends, who happened to be the musicians he played with regularly, were going off to college, so he needed a new outlet. Thus, Ivy Dye was born. Blending elements of ’90s alternative [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – S. Walcott (Indie Rock Cafe)
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    S. Walcott – Rhode Island Five experienced, teenage musicians and friends in Providence, Rhode Island, decided to start up a band last year after hearing their friend sing at an open mic night. After that night, the five youngsters officially launched as S. Walcott. We’re not exactly sure what that name means or where it [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – The Bellegards (Indie Rock Cafe)
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    The Bellegards – Selden, New York: This is the second featured band in the latest edition of the popular series of 7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear. Monday we featured The Airplanes, the first band in this latest installment of seven DIY and indie bands you’ve likely never heard before. The Bellegards, an indie rock trio [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – The Airplanes (Indie Rock Cafe)
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:28 pm
    The Airplanes – Fayetteville, Arkansas These are bands, like bands and artists we’ve been profiling since 2008, that fly largely under the radar, but whose music warrants more attention. Here’s the first of seven bands we’ll feature over the next week. If you would like to support IRC, and help us grow and feature more [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
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    The Curious Brain

  • Lost Senses

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:48 am
    Lost Senses from GS Animation // Grupa Smacznego on Vimeo. A short story about an encounter in an abstract world, stylized as the paintings of Giorgio De Chrico. A Man is going to meet A Woman in abstract flying city. Will the lovers meet each other? A Man is trying very hard, like a parkour practitioner, climbing up on the buildings. One unguarded moment is enough to make him lose his senses. And his chance. Directed by Marcin Wasilewski
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    23 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
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    22 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    via incidental comics
  • E-Meth

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    E-Meth from Matt and Oz on Vimeo. From Matt and Oz PLUS
  • trust the sky

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    By Stoic Mike
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Melkam Addis Amet 2014 | Happy Ethiopian New Year!

    Ayanna Nahmias
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:00 AM EDT, 09 September 2014 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian New Year, which in Amharic is called Enkutatash, commences on 11 September 2014.  The name of this festival harkens back to the revered Queen of Sheba, who upon her return from Jerusalem where she visited King Solomon, brought […]
  • Body Art for the Modern World

    Ayanna Nahmias
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Paul Van Hevel, Guest Contributor Last Modified: 21:12 p.m. EDT, 8 September 2014 SAN DIEGO, California — Photography and art are prominently featured in The Report. The website is anchored by photography, but artists by virtue of their unique and at times revolutionary view of the world are also presented. Today, we feature a brief […]
  • NASA Embarks on Asteroid Capture Mission

    Sarah Jakubowski
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 14:20 p.m. DST, 07 September 2014 NASA is developing a mission that will “identify, capture, and redirect” a chosen asteroid and set it in orbit around the moon, according to their website. Two designs are being considered: one is a large inflatable bag-like system, the other is a […]
  • Greed is the Hardest Task Master

    Ayanna Nahmias
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Author Unknown Last Modified: 19:07 p.m. DST, 21 August 2014 Long ago there lived in Northern India a merchant whose wife had died and who went daily from his lonely house in the foothills to the town below, for buying and selling. “I must have a holiday,” he said to himself one day, and he […]
  • War Porn: The Death of James Foley

    Ayanna Nahmias
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:10 p.m. DST, 20 August 2014 ALEPPO, Syria — We have become a world of sensates, who require more and more input only to receive less and less gratification. We live in a world, and in fact this website and the millions of others like it, inhabit a sphere dedicated […]
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    Evigshed Mag

  • Lorde Reveals Cover Art and Title for The Hunger Games Soundtrack

    Sylvie Lesas
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Lorde has unveiled the title and artwork for the lead single which will be called “Yellow Flicker Beat” to the soundtrack,  for the upcoming Hunger Games film, The Hunger Games : Mockingjay – Part 1. The single will be available on iTunes and all digital retailers beginning Tuesday, September 30.  
  • Sunday Evigshed Interactive Crossword September 21, 2014

    Sylvie Lesas
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Sunday Interactive Crossword is out with a blend of general culture, entertainment, music, and more . Time to have a good time. Solve it online on the website below or print it here. As usual, it ‘s free. Sunday Evigshed Interactive Crossword features are as follows : Printable PDF Link (here) Timer Save Solution Reveal (letter)
  • The Script No Sound Without Silence Album Review

    Sylvie Lesas
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    The Script will release on September 30th,  in U.S, their fourth studio album No Sound Without Silence. Led  by the lead single, Superheroes, the album doesn’t disappoint. Mainly recorded on their US tour, the album captures the energy of visited places. It is raw and passionate while the opening track No Good in Goodbye about heartbreak defines the general theme for this set of songs. Blending their irish influences, with a wide range of textures, genres and styles, No Sound without Silence paints an audio book of their lives, inspiring, emotionally driven and meaningful that people…
  • Play Teddies Defender Online or on your Mobile/Tablet

    Sylvie Lesas
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:02 am
    A monster invasion is coming. Get ready. Teddies Defender is a Tower Defense , pretty cool to play this week-end if you are annoyed.The monsters are attacking but the Teddies won’t let them win. Create the best strategy to defend your home from them. Arrange your army and don’t let them to enter into the cave. Grab it here for your iPhone and iPad.
  • Play Captain Rogers Online or on your Mobile/Tablet

    Sylvie Lesas
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:34 am
    First Game for this week-end. Captain Rogers is an arcade game via Enclave Games. It is an engaging game about brave Captain Rogers and his escape through an asteroid field.  Avoid these obstacles and mines and collect the stars and shields.Don’t forget to grab the bomb to blow up everything on screen.  It is simple and addictive. Try to beat your own records. Endless game play and incredibly fun, Captain Rogers will keep you busy. If you enjoy this game, don’t hesitate to grab it and check out their other projects on their official website here. An indie Game Development Studio…
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: Running In The Fog – $ign$

    Matthew Hickey
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    San Francisco’s Running In The Fog (a.k.a. Amanda Harper) is back with a brand new cut of smooth, space-infused soul titled “$ign$.” Characteristic of the material from Harper’s excellent debut EP Silver, this one features an enigmatically dark groove built from a sparse electronic rhythm and Harper’s soulful vocals. It’s the first cut from her debut full length and it’s being released via TeamSupreme’s all-girl record label Unspeakable Records.
  • Single Serving: Restorations – Misprint

    Josh Henderson
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Philadelphia is a city with a great musical heritage and continues to produce plenty of great bands. Enter Restorations, a Philly band who wears influences like The Replacements, Bruce Springsteen and especially, in my opinion, Constantines, on their sleeve. But instead of coming across as a mere copycat, Restorations exist in their own musical realm. “Misprint” offers a glimpse at their uncanny ability to create punk rock anthems that are simultaneously meant to be heard in a stadium setting and a small club. LP3 is out October 28th on SideOneDummy.
  • Single Serving: Ibeyi – Mama Says

    Riley Beggin
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Twin sisters Ibeyi have just released a beautifully emotive track entitled “Mama Says.” Austere and heartbreaking, the tune tells the story of a woman who has lost her husband and is trapped in despair. Daughters of the famed Cuban percussionist Anga Díaz, the sisters don’t fall far from the tree: The song is sung in both English and Yoruba, and accented by elegant piano and Cajon, a Peruvian percussive instrument. They’ve got an aesthetic like Billie Holiday and the vocal chops to back it up. Take a listen below, and keep an eye out for the debut full-length to be released via XL…
  • Single Serving: Little Big League – Tropical Jinx

    Josh Henderson
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    With links to bands like Strand Of Oaks and Titus Andronicus, it’s no surprise Little Big League sound like a band inspired by indie rock and punk. Their 2012 LP These Are Good People remains an underrated gem, and their latest single (also the name of their upcoming full-length) ‘Tropical Jinx’ is more evidence that singer Michelle Zauner’s vibrant vocal style the star of the show. And although the track doesn’t ever hit the 2-minute mark, it feels fully formed. It’s a lesson in succinct songwriting. Tropical Jinx drops October 14th on Run For Cover Records.
  • Single Serving: Mr Twin Sister – In The House

    Matthew Hickey
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Funky and sparkling, Mr Twin Sister‘s “In the House” is a perfect track to kick off the weekend. It breaks open with a tentative rhythm and occasional ivory flourishes before the bouncing dance groove gets fully lit with neon-bright disco lights and a lively, pulsating beat. I could say more, but I’d rather let your feet do the talking. In other words, this one’ll make you want to dance. You can pick up the album from their website.
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    Music Scene Investigation

  • MSI: Episode 175 – Mike Senior

    MSI Lab Tech
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    This is episode 175 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Mike Senior, audio engineer and audio journalist. Join us as we also say goodbye to Tom Chianti, on his last broadcast with MSI:.
  • Song of the Week for 09-21-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    This is episode 175 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Mike Senior, audio engineer and audio journalist. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Big Head by Ian Husbands (not in the running) 2. Never Turn Back by Egon 3. Just A Little More Often by Grant Harrison Join us as we also say goodbye to Tom Chianti, on his last broadcast with MSI:.
  • MSI: Episode 174 – Mark Lamdanski

    MSI Lab Tech
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:11 pm
    This is episode 174 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Mark Lamdanski, co-owner of World Wide Indie Radio.
  • Song of the Week for 09-14-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    This is episode 174 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Mark Lamdanski, co-owner of World Wide Indie Radio. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. All You Can Do Is Run by J. Knight 2. More Than You Will Ever Know by Mental Minority 3. All Out by Stage Republic
  • MSI:Hitlist Winner for September 2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:42 pm
    This is the September edition of MSI:Hislist, where MSI: Song of the Week artists compete to be selected as Band/Artist of the Month. They compete for prizes and PR packages from our sponsors and partners. September 2014. The artists appearing on this months Hitlist are: T.O.M. Project, Kwanza Project, Pete Jackson, Raggy Bones and Glen Street.
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  • Hulu Announces Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Series

    Larry Fire
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Hulu has announced a nine-hour event series production of Stephen King’s 11/22/63 in a collaboration between Hulu and Warner Brothers TV. The series will debut in the U.S. in 2015 and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution will distribute 11/22/63 globally. Here is a description of the novel that the series will be based on: On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his…
  • THE FIRE WIRE Announces A Special VIP Technology Purchasing Program For Its Readers!

    Larry Fire
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    THE FIRE WIRE is now offering a special VIP Purchasing Program at MacMall to all of our loyal readers! Besides being the largest Mac product Reseller, MacMall also sells PC’s, Cintiqs, printers, hard drives, 3D printers, accessories, etc. MacMall also offers servers, software and cloud storage solutions to satisfy your home office or business needs. Simply click on this link: , take a moment to sign up and recoup the savings. We’ll even offer free ground shipping! Your User Name is firewire and your password is firewire. If you are in the market for…
  • The Trailer For Tim Burton’s Big Eyes

    Larry Fire
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Here is the trailer for director Tim Burton’s upcoming Big Eyes! Big Eyes, set for release on December 25, 2014, stars Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman and Terence Stamp, and offers a biopic of artist Margaret Keane, the painter whose distinctive creations featuring big-eyed children became one of art’s first mass-market success stories in the 1950s. Big Eyes covers Keane’s personal awakening at the onset of the feminist movement, leading to a lawsuit she filed against her husband Walter, who claimed credit for her works. He lived…
  • J.J. Abrams Releases Video In Response To Zack Snyder’s Star Wars/Batman Tease

    Larry Fire
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    In response to Zack Snyder’s image featuring a Stormtrooper being arrested for stealing the Batmobile, Star Wars VII director J.J. Abrams has released a great video featuring the Millennium Falcon. Zack Snyder and J.J. Abrams continue to have fun with the filming of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars VII. You may remember Snyder released an image last week featuring a Stormtrooper being put into a police car with the Batmobile beside him. The two directors have been playing photo-tag with each other, but now Abrams has released a hilarious video featuring a specific vehicle…
  • Batman Villain Inspired Ladies of The Knight Prints By Jason Liwag

    Larry Fire
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Jason Liwag created these fantastic 5” X 5” Batman female villain inspired mini giclee prints. Three different sets will be available, two from Jason’s booth, B-20 and another set exclusively at the Phone Booth Gallery booth at MONDO-Con in Austin, Texas this weekend. Each set will be limited to an edition of 25. A very small quantity will be held back and made available online direct from Jason’s store, HERE.
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    Go Metric

  • Razorcake Podcast #331

    Go Metric
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Friends engage in any number of activities when they get together. Some compare monocles. Others debate Night Ranger vs. Styx. We dig spinning punk rock records and talking about them. This is what it sounded like one afternoon in August...
  • The Other Night at Quinn’s — Man Forever & Mike Gamble

    Go Metric
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    By Mike Faloon | Photos forthcoming Despite my allegiance to shows at Quinn’s, I need some bait on the hook before I decide to go. Weeknight shows in Beacon involve a bit of juggling on the home front and I...
  • The Other Night at Quinn’s – Josh Rutner Trio

    Go Metric
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    By Mike Faloon | Photos by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh / Studio MBK “I don’t get no respect.” – Rodney Dangerfield * * * I was Rodney-ed twice when I bought the latest Bob Mould record. The first from a clerk in...
  • The Other Night at Quinn’s: Joe McPhee & Chris Corsano

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    5 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    By Mike Faloon | Photos by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh / Studio MBK My day begins bedside. Persuading my mom, recently hospitalized yet still tenacious beyond measure, that it’s time to leave her home of nearly fifty years, move out of her...
  • The Other Night at Quinn's - Jonas Bers, Damian Cleary, Matt Luczak

    Go Metric
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    by Mike Faloon Photos by James Keepnews Hold tight. We're starting soon. We've been warned that the show will be loud. We've been told that the staff went to the drug store next door and stocked up on ear plugs....
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    French Music Blog

  • La Maison Tellier | French Folk Rock Band

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The best French bands seem to have a hook that sets them apart from the rest. For La Maision Tellier, the hook is that they make bilingual "Americana" music. If you like Folk Rock bands like Mumford and Sons, Wilco, The Decemberists, and The
  • K-Reen | Queen of French R&B

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:26 pm
    K-Reen is one of the pioneers of French R&B, a genre which really only got its foothold in the 1990's. The singer/songwriter began as a member of a Rap group, but emerged in the mid-90's as more of Mary J. Blige figure, collaborating with seminal
  • Shy’m | Crossover French R&B Chick

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Shy'm is the French equivalent of Beyoncé or Rihanna (take your pick), which basically means she's a former R&B chick who now enjoys broad crossover appeal. Shy'm is the French equivalent of Beyonce or Rihanna (take your pick), which basically means she's a
  • Tal Makes French Pop that Inspires

    6 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    The French singer Tal is a young Urban Pop star known for her optimistic songs and authenticity. She's been celebrated as a fresh and vibrant voice in French music, largely because she focuses on universal themes of hope, courage, and brotherhood rather than trite love and
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  • Listen: Blonde, ‘I Love You’

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Adam Englefield & Jacob Manson of Bristol’s Blonde premiered a new version of their track ‘I Love You’ late last month. The post Listen: Blonde, ‘I Love You’ appeared first on
  • Watch: Bondax, ‘All I See’

    4 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    UK’s Tanya Lacey sings over the deep house beats of Bondax. The post Watch: Bondax, ‘All I See’ appeared first on
  • Watch: Hilary Duff, ‘All About You’

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Hilary Duff has has released a lyric video for her latest single from her forthcoming coming album and has made it ‘All About You.’ Last year Hilary revealed the album would have an “indie dance feel.” Do you think she followed through? The track is now available on iTunes. The post Watch: Hilary Duff, ‘All About You’ appeared first on
  • Nao vs. A. K. Paul, ‘So Good’

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    Check out the second track to emerge from London’s Nao, serving some delicious electronic R&B. The post Nao vs. A. K. Paul, ‘So Good’ appeared first on
  • Watch: The Making of Imogen Heap’s ‘Run-Time’

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    Check out the video for Imogen‘s single ‘Run-Time,’ off her recently released album Sparks. Watch the video below to learn more about how the song was created using an app she is helping develop which builds custom songs for jogging. The post Watch: The Making of Imogen Heap’s ‘Run-Time’ appeared first on
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  • The Mundified Album – Download Free on

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Mundified: 5-song EP Lyrics by Mackenzie Gainey. Instrumentals by Mackenzie Gainey; Dallas Gainey. Produced by Alek Roslik. Album artwork by graphic designer, Kristin Wincek. Download the album for free on Reverbnation
  • Latest Event: Open Mic at the Amen Corner!

    9 Aug 2012 | 12:24 pm
    What? Me? Sing in public? It’s open mic this Thursday in Ventura Village Neighborhood at the Amen Corner from 4 – 8 PM. The Amen Corner was established in 2011 to take back the intersection of Chicago and Franklin Avenues … Continue reading →
  • Saturday morning: KFAI Radio w/o Boundaries

    25 Jul 2012 | 7:09 am
    I’m excited to participate in my second interview this year with host Dee Henry Williams on KFAI, Radio without Boundaries! I’m a lot nervous. Dee’s show is called A Great Blend of Watercolors and focuses on Jazz, Blues and a … Continue reading →
  • Electric Cello: She’s A Pumpin’ Like A Matic

    24 May 2012 | 12:24 pm
    Guess what’s coming in the mail, scheduled to arrive at my doorstep on May 27 according to UPS Tracking? An electric cello! A beautiful, full-size, hand-carved, maple wood electric cello in pearl white -Very exciting (I usually adhere the prefix … Continue reading →
  • How to Soundproof a Room—sort of

    27 Apr 2012 | 2:22 pm
    It’s time to wrap up my first album! A crucial step towards completion was to finish soundproofing a small closet which I was finally able to accomplish two days ago -Pink foam everywhere! Check out the video to get a … Continue reading →
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  • DJ Spinall – Oluwa ft M.I (Prod e-Kelly)

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    DJ SPINALL aka TheCAP, Is Set To Release His Second Single Off Yet To Be Titled Album. SPINALL has been trying to make a track with the Chairman,M.I for 7 years & finally this is it !!! The HipHop/Rap Single Titled “OLUWA”, Features The Incredible Africa’s Rapper Number One, M.I and Was Produced By The Gifted Hit [...] The post DJ Spinall – Oluwa ft M.I (Prod e-Kelly) appeared first on notjustOk.
  • VIDEO: Olamide – Awon Goons Mi

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    Here is the official video to Olamide’s “Awon Goons Mi”. Directed by Unlimited L.A The post VIDEO: Olamide – Awon Goons Mi appeared first on notjustOk.
  • Muno – Bottle Dance

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    MUNO is not a new comer when he comes to making big tunes , A fantastic song writer singer and composer . Muno ( Oriero Oviemuno) started singing from the age at the four and has been in three different music group since then.    A graduate of building and Technology at Covenant university Ota.  As a [...] The post Muno – Bottle Dance appeared first on notjustOk.
  • VIDEO: Olamide – Awon Goons Mi (B-T-S)

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    Peep behind the scenes footage of Olamide’s “Awon Goons Mi”, the video should drop anytime soon. Directed by Unlimited L.A The post VIDEO: Olamide – Awon Goons Mi (B-T-S) appeared first on notjustOk.
  • DJ Neptune Presents: Maxim – 911 (Cover) | VIdeo Freestyle

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:38 am
    Maxim is no stranger to us on here having made several appearances in the past. He looks set to make a come back with dope tunes, Listen/watch his cover to wyclef’s classic song ‘911’. International Dj Neptune presents Maxim in this Wyclef’s 911 cover as he delivers his own smooth version of the evergreen hit. He freestyles [...] The post DJ Neptune Presents: Maxim – 911 (Cover) | VIdeo Freestyle appeared first on notjustOk.
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    Grown Folks Music

  • New Music: Con Funk Shun – “Your Night”

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    22 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    Music video by Con Funk Shun performing “Your Night”, from the “More Than Love” album, coming January 2015. Check out the single on iTunes: From the press release… Once upon a time there were many great self-contained R&B and funk groups, innovative, immensely popular artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, War, The Meters, The Commodores, Kool & The Gang, Lakeside, Slave and many others who created a body of work in the 70’s and 80’s that still thrills audiences today. But with the advent of first disco and then hip-hop, the…

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    21 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    Post by Grown Folks Music. The Grown Folks have spoken… hit that comment button above to post your thoughts or just follow the thread.
  • An Intimate Evening with Raheem DeVaughn

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    18 Sep 2014 | 4:57 pm
      On the heels of the release of his latest single “Queen” and the news of a partnership with eOne Music, the hardest working man in today’s R&B Raheem DeVaughn, brings his sensual stage show to the DuPont Theater in Wilmington, Delaware Friday night. In what promises to be an evening charged with romance, passion and DeVaughn’s special brand of desire, he’ll be joined by a two of Philly’s finest, the soulful Jaguar Wright and newcomer Jeremy Isaac. Love is a word that consistently flows from Raheem DeVaughn; you hear it in his music, you see it in his philanthropic and…
  • New Music: Noel Gourdin – “Stream of Patience”

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    16 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Some new audio goodness courtesy of GFM Fave Noel Gourdin guaranteed to make you want to get up and cut a rug with a partner using the classic style made for two! From the press release… R&B Singer/songwriter Noel Gourdin is a fan of powerful music with potent messages. Influenced by iconic voices like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and Johnny Taylor, Gourdin has learned a thing or two about crafting songs that speak to the heart, mind and soul. His rich buttery smooth alto, flavored with a gritty and bluesy undercurrent and punctuated by agile gospel riffs, make him instantly…
  • Live From The Background w/ Durand Bernarr. Special Guest: DomiJo

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    16 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    For tix: Price: $10 adv/ $15 door. Location: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (196 Allen St., New York, NY) Coming to the Lower East Side is a new event that will excite your senses and tickle your eardrums. Live From The Background is a new series that will highlight some of the most amazing and talented artists to ever rock a mic and hold down some of your favorites from the background. In case you didn’t know, background vocals help to round out some of your favorite sounds and hold down the stage presence of your favorite artists. To launch our…
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    Downtown Lobby

  • Contest: The Raveonettes @ El Rey Theatre

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    The Raveonettes are coming to town this week! How’d you like to go to their show for free? We have some tickets to giveaway to get you in to see them when they perform over at the El Rey Theatre on Wednesday, September 24th. This show is in support of the band’s latest album Pe’ahi and will feature an opening set by Coves. Tickets are still available to purchase online now through AXS and are goin for $27.00 plus any additional service fees. But we know you guys wnat to get your hands on these free tickets. So lets get to it. All you have to do to win these tickets to…
  • Lana Del Rey Performing Two Hollywood Shows

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Lana Del Rey fans can start to look forward to seeing her come back to Los Angeles this fall for not just one but two shows in support of her latest album Ultraviolence. She’ll be perfoming over at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on October 17th and 18th. Should make for an interesting setting to see Lana Del Rey on stage. I’m sure most of you will also like that this is a general admission show and you’re not stuck to a specific seat all night long. But more importantly, how do you get tickets? Both of these Lana Del Rey shows at Hollywood Forever will be going on sale starting…
  • Jake Bugg To Play The Troubadour

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    English singer-songerwriter Jake Bugg has announced his plans perform his own headlining show in support of his Messed Up Kids EP.He’s already scheduled to open for The Black keys when they make a tour stop at The Forum on Thursday, November 6th. But you’ll be able to catch Jake Bugg at a small club gig on Wednesday, November 5th at the Troubadour. A pretty good option if you’re not going to the large arena show. Tickets for The Forum show are still available to purchase online now through Ticketmaster and range between $35.00 - $90.00 plus additional fees. Tickets to see…
  • Rocktober Contest: Choose Your Own Tickets

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    October is right around the corner and it’s jam packed with some amazing shows. Last year we let one person choose tickets to the show of their choice. But we’re gonna up it just a little bit and give one of our readers the chance to choose tickets to TWO shows. What kind of shows will you be able to choose from? Conor Oberst, The Horrors, SBTRKT, Metronomy, Queens of The Stone Age, Baauer, Fool’s Gold Day Off, Festival Supreme and a whole lot more. You can see out full list of shows to choose from after the jump below.  All you have to do is enter our little contest and…
  • Allen Stone To Play Free Show

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    This one goes out to my Long Beach people. Allen Stone will be heading down to you guys to perform a free in-store show. The musician/singer is already scheduled to headline his own show on Thursday, September 25th at the Mayan Theater along with Bad Rabbits and Bonavox who will open up the show. But you’ll get a second chance to see Allen Stone when he plays a few songs over at Fingerprints on Friday, September 26th starting at 7pm. Great news for those of you that can’t pick up tickets for his L.A. show. Since this is a free show early arrival is strongly suggested to make…
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    Musician Coaching

  • BitTorrent, Digital Marketing and BMI Royalties News September 21, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Statistics claimed BitTorrent users buy 33 percent more albums online than other Internet users. Also, Mashable explored some strategies the music industry could learn from non-musical digital marketing firms. And BMI reported huge revenues of $977 million.   BitTorrent Users Legally Downloading Music BitTorrent, Inc., maker of uTorrent and BitTorrent file-sharing platforms worked on transforming the image the music industry has of it by releasing stats proving its users actually pay for music online by releasing a series of stats last week. According to study results published on the…
  • U2 Freemium, In-Tweet Purchasing, and Music Unemployment News, September 14, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    U2 decided to go the freemium route with its latest release. Also, Twitter launched its new “in-tweet” music purchasing. And the unemployment rate in the sound recording sector of the music industry hit a new high.   U2 Giving Away its New Album via iTunes U2 surprised the music industry when it decided to adopt a “freemium” model for its new release, Songs of Innocence, on iTunes Tuesday. This tactic raised questions about whether or not other artists will build their fan bases by giving away free music in the Digital Age, Fortune reported. Album sales have been in decline for…
  • Music Monetization, India Music Market, Groupon and LivingSocial News, September 7, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Music industry analysts discussed why music monetization needs to evolve in the Digital Age. Also, the UK announced it has organized a trade mission with India in order to explore the country’s booming music market. And major live music companies partnered with LivingSocial and Groupon to sell more tickets.   Music Monetization Evolving New research from Viacom Music Group revealed, 13-40-year old music fans are “practically bathing in music,” but that fans are actually making connections with artists through many different platforms and methods: TV; social media; concerts, etc.
  • Streaming Music, Super Bowl Halftime Show, and Net Neutrality News, August 31, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    An industry analyst explained why the industry is still reeling from the rise of streaming music. And the National Football League considered a pay-to-play Super Bowl halftime show. Also, the Netflix-Comcast battle revealed the potential impact of net neutrality.   Streaming Music Still Blindsiding the Music Industry Streaming music continues to overtake digital downloads, with 37 million people expected to pay for premium streaming by the end of the year. But industry analyst Mark Mulligan pointed out that music executives are still experiencing “panicked flapping about at…
  • Making a Hit Song, Iggy Azalea Adult Website and Mobile Music App News, August 24, 2014

    Rick Goetz
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    An A.V. Club music writer compared the trajectory of a hit single 20-years ago to how the process works today to show how the music business has changed. Also, an adult webcam site offered two big-selling female artists multi-million-dollar deals. And a report revealed that Americans are only regularly using a small number of specific music apps.   Making a Hit: The Difference between 1994 and Today A look at the rise of the hit “Found Out About You” by Gin Blossoms 20 years ago showed how much the music industry has changed since then, said David Anthony of A.V. Club. The first…
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    ClickitTicket Blog

  • John Mellencamp Clearly Says He’s Launching Plain Spoken Tour

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    19 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    John Mellencamp Clearly Says He’s Launching Plain Spoken Tour You’ll have a bunch of chances to see John Mellencamp in 2015.  The heartland rocker kicks off his “2015 Plain Spoken North American Tour” on Jan. 21 in South Bend, Indiana.  His trek ends Aug. 4 in Indianapolis, Indiana. In total, the 62-year-old legend (he’ll be 63 by the time his outing starts), will play 80 concerts all over the continent including Green Bay, Clearwater, Red Bank, Quebec City, Regina, Portland, and Omaha. ChicagoIt’s fitting that the “Small Town” singer…
  • Bryan Adams Going Acoustic And Getting Reckless

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    16 Sep 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Bryan Adams Going Acoustic And Getting Reckless As if there wasn’t already enough issues coming between Americans and Canadians there’s now one more.  It’s not as big as NAFTA, or as serious as the NFL versus the CFL, but it’s up there.  The issue is what’s better seeing Bryan Adams perform an acoustic set or attending a Bryan Adams plugged in concert? This fall, the best-selling Canadian rock artist ever, is touring the United States.  Then in 2015, the 20-time Juno Award winner is touring Canada.  Adams’ tour of the U.S. will be small…
  • Usher, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown And Trey Songz All Touring This Fall

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    16 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    Usher, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown And Trey Songz All Touring This Fall If you’re an R&B fan you might want to start saving your money.  This autumn, three huge R&B tours are set to go down.  If your schedule and bank account allow, and their itineraries are kind to your zip code, you might have the opportunity to see four of the biggest names in R&B perform live. Ne-Yo launches his expedition on Oct. 12.  Usher is hitting the road beginning Nov. 1.  Dates haven’t been announced yet, but it’s been all over social networks that Chris Brown and Trey…
  • 101 Things You Need To Know About Wicked

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    8 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    101 Things You Need To Know About Wicked From now until Nov. 2, theatre goers can enjoy Wicked in Toronto at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. Before the year ends, the popular musical about the witches of Oz will also visit Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Hartford, San Diego, Norfolk, and Detroit. Beginning Dec. 10, Wicked will be in Los Angeles for a run at the famous Pantages Theatre. The touring company will be in La La Land through Feb. 1, 2015. Wicked has been delighting fans for more than a decade. It’s arguably one of the greatest musicals of all-time, but how well do you know the tale of Elphaba…
  • Korn and Slipknot Prepare For Hell And Tour

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    7 Sep 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Korn and Slipknot Prepare For Hell And Tour Rock musicians sell fantasies.  Their music and live shows offer fans the chance to escape their normal world and step into one built on consumption and excess.For example, a band like Aerosmith offers an escape built on sex and drugs.  An artist like Drake is all about confidence and opulence.  One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer promise puppy love and chaste romance. Each artist sells a different fantasy, but they are all pretty much the same or at least the other side of the coin.  There are, however, musical entities that…
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    Saxophone - Sax Station

  • “How do you get a loud sound (on saxophone) without losing a good tone?”

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Question/conversation: How do you get a loud sound (on saxophone) without losing a good tone? Sincerely, Sarah Jordan What mouthpiece and reed (type and number) are you using? -Neal I use a Yamaha  mouth piece ( alto), A 1, and a 2 Rico reed Sincerely, Sarah Jordan What you could do right now is try a harder reed, 2.5, maybe 3. -Neal Mouthpiece/reed setup Let’s look at the space between the reed and the mouthpiece. The reed vibrates in that space. The more air you put through the horn, the more the reed will vibrate and the more sound you will create. Limit There is a limit to how much…
  • Neck Pain on Saxophone? Video and links for Sax Harnesses

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Backstory I’m from Johannesburg South Africa. I’ve always been keen & interested in learning to play the Sax, since listening to the likes of Stan Getz & Fausto Papetti. Being from a musical background I’ve cultivated a good ear for music and rhythm. I am a pensioner aged 70yrs but still willing to learn. I received my sax on my 50th birthday and still cannot “put it together” as you so tactfully put it. As judging from what I read and mail from people you have a good sure to learn method. Thank you, Connie Jansen Question: What is a Harness and what does…
  • Missed Flight & Learning the Official Rock Song of Ohio State – Hang on Sloopy

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    I heard my alarm at 7:48 A.M., Columbus Ohio. My flight left at 6:52 A.M…… Both Malith and I somehow managed circumvent the powers of our alarms when it mattered. Though, we had been up somewhat late the night before. It turned out you could run into traffic jams at 1 AM in Columbus after a Buckeyes game. First flight I have missed that I remember.  Getting a new flight at the last minute was a mess, something I recommend avoiding that if at all possible! Ended up going to the Dayton airport so I could leave the same day. is the tool I would recommend for finding flights,…
  • Saxophone Altissimo Discussion

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    A few of my students have thought they were were playing altissimo on saxophone, when that wasn’t really the case. Notes that use the palm keys are fairly high and may be difficult to play, especially for beginning sax players, but that doesn’t make them ‘altissimo’. At some point after you have been playing saxophone for a little while, you may hear this word, ‘altissimo’. Maybe it’s thrown into a conversation you hear, something like, “Man, then the sax player hit that altissimo C and it wailed”. Pretty soon, you start to get the idea…
  • What are your questions about bluesing out on saxophone? (grooving/playing in the pocket)

    10 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    One time I was talking to a friend who also plays saxophone. We had both gotten the Charlie Parker Omnibook a few years into playing. But even though we were reading and playing ‘correctly’ (for the most part), it didn’t sound quite right for either of us…….. Fill out the form below the video to get more information and stay updated, Related Posts:What a Trombone Player Can Teach You About the Charlie…How to Play Saxophone – Blues for Alice, First Phrase…KT Saxophone Before/AfterHow to Play a Charlie Parker Line on Tenor Saxophone –>>Steps
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    Pop Sirens

  • Listen: Mary J. Blige ‘Therapy’ (Sam Smith co-write)

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:24 am
    Another day, another track from Mary J. Blige’s new album ‘The London Sessions’. ‘Therapy‘ was co-written with Sam Smith and Eg White and is available now when pre-ordering the album (released November 24th).
  • Listen: Azealia Banks premieres new track ‘Chasing Time’

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:06 am
    Azealia Banks has recently been performing some much-delayed Euopean gigs, though we still have no idea exactly what’s going on with her debut album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste‘. Here’s another new song from her, anyway – it’s called ‘Chasing Time‘ and we can’t help feeling that the beat and rapping are never quite in time with each other:
  • Ella Henderson covers A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera’s ‘Say Something’ (Live Lounge)

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    Ella Henderson took her latest single, ‘Glow‘ to BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge. She performed an acoustic version of the track, as well as a cover of A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera’s ‘Say Something‘ as part of BBC’s Even More Music Month. ‘Glow’ is out on October 5th, with her debut album, ‘Chapter One‘ out October 13th.
  • News: Fergie’s ‘L.A. Love (La La)’ promo artwork is very L.A.

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Discounting her soundtrack contributions ‘Labels Or Love‘ (Sex and the City) and ‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody‘ (The Great Gatsby), ‘L.A. Love (La La)‘ is only Fergie’s second lead single as a solo artist, the first being ‘London Bridge’ eight years ago! It’s perhaps no surprise, then, that anticipation for ‘L.A. Love (La La)‘ is rather high. The promo artwork is now here, and it’s super-LA – trashy Ed Hardy-style hand tattoo; suspicious looking greenery (ganja or palm leaves?); bejeweled skull ring…
  • Listen: Jessie J premieres new single ‘Burnin’ Up’ (ft. 2 Chainz)

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    Here’s the follow-up to Jessie J’s enormo-hit ‘Bang Bang‘ – ‘Burnin’ Up‘. It’s decent, but sadly we don’t think 2 Chainz’s involvement will result in the coverage afforded to Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
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    Eleven Magazine

  • Pokey LaFarge brings the Central Time Tour home

    Hugh Scott
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    It felt like a mid-summer evening in San Francisco.  That is, it was cold and misty.  The unseasonable chill did little to dampen the crowd as it’s hometown hero, Pokey LaFarge, his band and a bunch of other like-minded musicians swung through town on the “Central Time Tour”.  The lineup up is curated perfectly to sync with LaFarge’s now well-known sound, style and attitude.  Don Flemons, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops played MC for the day and there is not a more perfect choice for the job. Flemons is no FM radio DJ struggling to cram catchphrases into…
  • What Would the Community Think? Cat Power’s surprise benefit show at The Firebird

    Hugh Scott
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Text by James Kane  Photos by Gretchen Robinette Cat Power’s Chan Marshall arrives in St. Louis to raise funds and spirits for the community protesting the death of Michael Brown I just handed in a sizable cash donation to a Ferguson church near Canfield Apartments — revenue from two impromptu benefit shows by Cat Power and The Dirty Delta Blues Band held Sunday, August 24 in St. Louis at The Firebird. Chan Marshall, Cat Power’s singer, songwriter and creative center of gravity, wanted to deliver the proceeds personally on Monday, but we arrived to find the worship hall locked up and…
  • INTRODUCING: Beauty Pageant

    Hugh Scott
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Noise annoys. That’s what your mom says. But apparently, Beauty Pageant didn’t get the memo. From oil drums and hubcaps to amplifier feedback and screams, the collective utilizes everything in their power to create a sonic landscape that toes carefully the line between harmony and chaos. In an age where the digital reigns supreme and recordings run rampant over Bandcamp and SoundCloud, the scant releases by Beauty Pageant serve to emphasize the importance of live performance, a give and take between artist and audience that would be lost in a room full of microphones. The group’s…
  • Go Back to those Gold Sounds

    Hugh Scott
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
      St. Louis duo GOLDEN CURLS gets blissfully lost in the haze The whispery vocals and gentle approach of St. Louis natives Golden Curls should never be mistaken as fragile or delicate work. A virtual orchestra of guitar and synth tones weaves patterns in and out of the breaths between heavy-driving beats in a complex arrangement that the two members of the band have taken to calling “woozy pop.” Sarah Downen and Noah Blackwell began Golden Curls as a project strictly for fun in July of 2011. The end result of this largely long-distance creation was the release of their Warm Fiction…
  • Be Here Now

    Hugh Scott
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Ty Segall is one of garage rock’s most prolific and innovative musicians… who never makes it to St. Louis. Jenn DeRose provides a primer and a plea in advance of his new record, Manipulator. Ty Segall is a dirty blonde, cherub-faced, taco-loving surfer and skateboarder, an archetype of southern Californian dudeness. Although Segall is often labeled a garage revivalist, he refuses to be pigeonholed; solo period John Lennon, heavy metal, surf rock, punk and psychedelia are all incorporated in his music. With eight solo albums, endless touring and dozens of collaborations since 2008,…
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    Entertainment Divaz

  • The Normal Heart, an outstanding TV movie

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    The Normal Heart is a drama / TV film, based on a Larry Kramer’s play, written almost 30 years ago. It shows the beginnings of HIV / AIDS epidemic in New York City (in the early 80s), which was first called “gay cancer”, as it appeared that only homosexuals get that disease.…
  • 10 music bloggers who write about new artists (part 2)

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:36 am
    Another Follow Friday on Twitter… another list of music bloggers who support and write about new artists (read part 1 here). James eats, breathes and blogs about music (well, at least that’s what he wrote in his Twitter bio)… on his blog called My Random Jukebox.…
  • Slovenia is also happy (Happy by Pharrell Williams)

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    “Happy” is a song performed by American singer Pharrell Williams, from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album. It’s also the lead single from his second studio album, called G I R L.…
  • I bought a ticket…

    25 Mar 2014 | 5:58 am
    Who has a ticket for the Rolling Stones’ and John Mayer’s concert in Rome, Italy? Me!!! A concert will be at the Circus Maximus on June 22, 2014. I must admit, I never would have thought that I’d go to the Rolling Stones’ concert one day.…
  • Introducing Quinn Archer

    10 Mar 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Quinn Archer is a British born, Los Angeles based singer, songwriter. Her music was introduced to me as “a remarkable blend of gothic soul with the voice of an old-school diva and the temperament of a well-brought up angel”.…
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  • Shamarr Allen Arrested After Confrontation with Jazz in the Park Security

    Stephen Maloney
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Posted by Stephen Maloney on Longtime OffBeat contributor Geraldine Wyckoff was on hand in Armstrong Park when trumpeter Shamarr Allen had a confrontation with Jazz in the Park security staff. Shamarr Allen at the 2009 Best of The Beat Awards. Allen was arrested and charged with battery against a peace officer after the scuffle, which Wyckoff said could have been easily avoided had cooler heads been allowed to prevail. “Common sense was not used,” she said. “That’s the big issue. This is a serious charge.” In contrast to larger festivals like Jazz Fest or French Quarter…
  • Pearl Wine Co. Wins First OffBeat Martini Week Contest

    Hannah Swenson
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Posted by Hannah Swenson on In a close contest, Pearl Wine Co.’s specialty martini, Fall in City Park, pulled ahead to win our first drink-making contest. Congratulations to Pearl Wine Co. and mixologist Paige Marie Chauvin! Join Pearl Wine. Co and OffBeat Magazine at tomorrow’s Martini Madness event at City Park from 8pm – 11pm. Event details available at Curious about what goes into the winning cocktail? Find the recipe for Fall in City Park, along with all of our participating martini recipes below! WINNING MARTINI: PEARL WINE CO. 3700…
  • Vote Now for Martini Week!

    OffBeat Staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Posted by OffBeat Staff on Martini Madness is now sold out! Tickets won’t even be available at the gates! That means the only way to attend this year’s party is by entering to win tickets by voting during Martini Week! Vote today! Polls close tonight! Only one winning bar will be featured at Martini Madness. The post Vote Now for Martini Week! appeared first on OffBeat.comLike OffBeat on FacebookFollow OffBeat on TwitterFind out who's playing in New Orleans tonight
  • Noise lawsuit against the 544 Club squashed

    Jan V. Ramsey
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Posted by Jan V. Ramsey on The noise lawsuit against the 544 Club in the French Quarter didn’t make muster. This suit is important because it’s the tip of the iceberg of the mass of lawsuits filed against several reputable venues in the Quarter.  If they are won by the plaintiffs, the could literally close down Bourbon Street. Thank goodness for Richard Webster’s reportage on the 544 Club lawsuit! I made Richard Webster‘s acquaintance when he worked at New Orleans CityBusiness, and he now writes for Webster is interested in the culture business of the…
  • Community Rallies to Restore Mudlark Public Theatre After Fire

    Reya Hart
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Posted by Reya Hart on In the early hours of September 12, the Mudlark Public Theatre, a beloved St. Roch performance space, suffered a devastating fire. Along with rendering the event space unusable, the fire completely destroyed the upstairs home of owner Pandora Gastelum. The puppets “Night” and “Mother” by the Mudlark Theatre's Pandora Gastelum and Otter Goodfellow. Photo by Elsa Hahne. The Mudlark has been a long-standing creative hub for the local New Orleans community. From the giant puppets beyond the entryway to the cabaret style stage, the Mudlark gave a…
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  • Single Review: “Hideaway” by Kiesza

    Asif Mumtaz
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Kiesza has released a perfect single for her strangulated vocal beats. “Hideaway” is a direct inspiration of 1990’s head-whipping dance rhythm that moves body with every beat. The Canadian singer and song-writer has something oddly refreshing about herself and it’s pretty much evident in this track. “Hideaway”, produced by Rami Samir Afuni and written by […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Hideaway” by Kiesza
  • Single Review: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

    David Watt
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    “Thinking Out Loud” is another single from Ed Sheeran’s new album X. This easy, breezy single is unlike the breakup anthems that Ed Sheeran has released so far. He has been singing about the pain and agony of a breakup in his previous singles “Sing” and “Don’t” but now he shows the softer side of […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  • Headphone History: From Function to Fun

    Harvey Dyer
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:08 am
    Today’s headphones are a far cry from the initial look, function and operation of headphones in the early 20th century. While today we utilize earbuds, on-ear, and over-the-ear headphones that sport functions like noise-cancellation and Bluetooth capabilities, in the early 1900s headphones were reminiscent of a doctor’s stethoscope and were primarily used by phone operators. […] Read the full post at - Headphone History: From Function to Fun
  • Single Review: “Dragons” by Miriam Bryant

    David Watt
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:46 am
    “Dragons” is the new single by Miriam Bryant. With release of “Dragons”, she has once again made it clear that she has the talent to get a lucky break anytime soon. The 23 year old pop sensation earlier surprised us with “Push Play” (in collaboration with Zedd) by now she has her solo single that […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Dragons” by Miriam Bryant
  • Single Review: “Waves” by Mr.Probz (Robin Schulz Remix)

    Asif Mumtaz
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:22 am
    I’ve already reviewed many fresh tracks that turned out to be big hits. Take example of Magic’s “Rude” and “Prayer in C” by Lilly Wood & The Prick. I reviewed these tracks predicting a top chart place for these tracks. Now I have a feeling that “Waves” by Mr. Probz (Robin Schulz Remix) is going […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Waves” by Mr.Probz (Robin Schulz Remix)
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  • Duke Ellington Tee Shirt

    Kelvin Cook
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Duke Ellington - T-shirts - Mens VintageVintage Distressed Duke Ellington @ Monterey Jazz Festival 1966 Logo & Photo These Super Soft Distressed T-Shirts Are Custom Made To Be Much Thinner Than Regular Tees And Some Have An Outer Stitch. They Feel Like You Purchased It At A Concert In 1980, And Never Took It Off.Old Glory Tee Shirts and Stuff @
  • Mud Morganfield And Kim Wilson A Tribute to Muddy Waters

    Kelvin Cook
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    This sounds like it might be good, i'm amazed by the sound of Mud Morganfield, he sounds just like his dad.For Pops (A Tribute To Muddy Waters)
  • John Coltrane Tee Shirt

    Kelvin Cook
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    John Coltrane - Focused Overdye T-ShirtJohn Coltrane strikes a contemplative pose in a unique orange and green woodgrain logo graphic on the front of this grey/blue, 100% cotton t-shirt from Jim Marshall Clothing. Hand-crafted and featuring impeccable design and construction, this is a must-have for any fan of jazz's most innovative genius.Old Glory Tee Shirts and Stuff @
  • Charles Brown - Driftin' Blues (The Best Of) (Full Album)

    Kelvin Cook
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    I love going back and looking at the wonderful blues musicians of the past, man the gems that you can find. Consider one Charles Brown, a master bluesman in my mind.  While some others may be better known, few can say they were as good.Mr. Brown had a big mellow tone, and his piano work was top notch.  This album shows how influential he was.  You can hear the evolution of the blues in some of the songs that were covered by others.As always, love the music, support the music, buy the music. Driftin Blues: Best ofNotes from YouTube;Extremely underrated Blues man and hard to find…
  • Led Zeppelin - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Full Concert)

    Kelvin Cook
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    This is just one of those videos, that's too good to pass up.  I bet I watch this it least once a month, can't really say that about every video that I post.  But man this is so good...And as always if you like the music then support it by buying it. Led Zeppelin III (Deluxe CD Edition)Led Zeppelin - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Full Concert)00:27 We're Gonna Groove (James A. Bethea, Ben E. King)03:40 I Can't Quit You Baby (Willie Dixon)10:36 Dazed and Confused (Jimmy Page)26:09 White Summer (Page)38:32 What Is and What Should Never Be (Page, Robert…
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  • Dream Police to release “Hypnotized” Nov. 11 on Sacred Bones

    Andy Fenstermaker
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    I have made it no secret that The Men‘s 2013 LP, New Moon, was among my favorite releases of the year. It marked a new pinnacle for the band, in my opinion; an arena slightly more accessible to the common listener and a bit more in line with my own personal tastes. Unfortunately, this year’s Tomorrow’s Hits hasn’t quite gripped me as much as its predecessor. Enter Dream Police and their forthcoming album Hypnotized. Dream Police is a project containing members of The Men — Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi — and it has a similarly forward-leaning style of…
  • Ty Segall’s “Manipulator” Marries Garage Rock and Glam

    Andy Fenstermaker
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    After a far-too-lengthy hiatus, I have returned. And my gaze first turns toward prolific rocker Ty Segall‘s new LP, Manipulator. Last year I became a bit obsessed with early T. Rex, as in the stuff they released pre “T” under the guise Tyrannosaurus Rex. In particular, the album Beard of Stars. Around the same time, Segall gave us Sleeper, an almost entirely acoustic album that very much channeled Marc Bolan in his early days. This was quite the departure for Segall, but also an instrumental period leading toward Manipulator. Now, I haven’t done my research — I…
  • Darlings Tease New LP with “Centuries of Light”

    Andy Fenstermaker
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    I have loved Darlings since they released their debut LP, Yeah I Know, back in 2009. Their subsequent EP and singles were equally pleasing to my ears. Then, in 2012, they released their sophomore LP, Perfect Trip, which easily trumped their prior releases. Now we have the first tease of what’s to come. It’s a song called “Centuries of Light” and it’ll be off the band’s third LP, which is called… well, we don’t even know what it’ll be called yet because the band hasn’t decided. I dig the sound. With each new release, Darlings stray a…
  • Because 4th of July

    Andy Fenstermaker
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Elliott Smith is one of those artists that never really goes away. He slips into your playlist from time to time and today is no exception. Because 4th of July. It’s Independence Day. Couldn’t help but share one of the songs that made me fall in love with his music. Don’t think it’s about 4th of July itself, but hey, it’s called “Independence Day” so it’s worth sharing (though, you could also argue that Elliott Smith songs are ALWAYS worth sharing, and you’d also be right). The post Because 4th of July appeared first on FensePost.
  • Rose Windows Return with ‘There Is A Light’

    Andy Fenstermaker
    22 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    One of my favorite new artists of 2013 was Seattle’s Rose Windows. Their debut LP, The Sun Dogs, on Sub Pop was a luscious array of mildly psych-induced folk rock fronted by Rabia Shaheen Qazi exotic vocals. It continues: Rose Windows have now given us a first taste of life beyond The Sun Dogs with a new single (also on Sub Pop) for “There Is A Light”. Others have traisped this arena before, as recently as the now popular Edward Sharpe — this blend of West-meets-East influenced folk-rock, this yearning for a more obscure and visionary sound. I didn’t make the…
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  • Mannie Fresh Tells The Stories Of How “Tha Block Is Hot”, “I Miss My Dawgs” & “Go DJ” Came Together

    Danny M
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Mannie Fresh recently explained to Complex about how three of Lil Wayne‘s songs came together, as well as producing them. The three tracks that Fresh discussed are: “Tha Block Is Hot“, “I Miss My Dawgs“, and “Go DJ“. The former Cash Money producer and rapper also mentioned Weezy F Baby‘s work ethic, which he believes is why Weezy is where he is at in the music industry today, bringing Wayne‘s mom Jacida Carter in for a meeting to get some ideas, having doubts about releasing “I Miss My Dawgs“, and more. You can read the…
  • Lil Wayne & Drake Perform Live In Chula Vista, California On Their Joint Tour [Pictures]

    Danny M
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    The “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour made a stop in Chula Vista, California at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre on September 20th. During this show, Tunechi was victorious out of his “battle” with Drizzy making the total score 16-15. You can view some more photos of Weezy F Baby and Drizzy Drake performing live in Chula Vista after the jump below. The next stop on the “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour will take place later this evening in Los Angeles at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre! Photo credit: Andy Tat, Arthur Silva, Dante Daniels, Sarah Cambridge, Kassandra Lerma,…
  • Lil Wayne Will Begin His Early Birthday Celebrations At Lure Nightclub In L.A.

    Danny M
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    It will be Lil Wayne‘s 32nd birthday next Saturday and he will be starting to celebrate the occasion on Wednesday, September 24th by partying at Lure Nightclub in Los Angeles, California. Two nights before September 24th, Weezy F Baby has a concert in L.A., so he will be in town before he has to travel to Phoenix, Arizona for another stop on his joint tour with Drake. Music at the nightclub will be provided by DJ Mark Da Spot and DJ Orator. If you wish to attend the club, I believe you can contact 562-275-5713 for booking tables!
  • Lil Wayne & Drake Perform Live In Irvine, California On Their Joint Tour [Pictures]

    Danny M
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Last night, the “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour made a stop at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, California. Drizzy was the winner out of the “battle”, so the score is now back to a tie at 15-15. You can view more photos from the Irvine concert after the jump below. The Young Money rappers will next perform on their joint tour later this evening at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista! Photo credit: Albert Aguilɑr, Alfredo Trevizo, Arturo Feria, Tina Rodriguez, and Vanessa Cole.
  • NBA Player James Young Is A Lil Wayne Fan, Talks Attending The “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” Tour

    Danny M
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Did you know that American basketball player James Young, who currently plays for the Boston Celtics, is a Lil Wayne fan? Emily Austen recently sat down with Young for an interview and during this sit-down, he mentioned that his favorite type of music is hip-hop and R&B, his favorite artists are Lil Wayne, Drake and Jay-Z, and going to a show on the “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour with his teammates. You can watch the conversation in the clip below. Thanks Amritpal Uppal for the heads up!
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  • Single Review: “Hideaway” by Kiesza

    Asif Mumtaz
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Kiesza has released a perfect single for her strangulated vocal beats. “Hideaway” is a direct inspiration of 1990’s head-whipping dance rhythm that moves body with every beat. The Canadian singer and song-writer has something oddly refreshing about herself and it’s pretty much evident in this track. “Hideaway”, produced by Rami Samir Afuni and written by […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Hideaway” by Kiesza
  • Single Review: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

    David Watt
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    “Thinking Out Loud” is another single from Ed Sheeran’s new album X. This easy, breezy single is unlike the breakup anthems that Ed Sheeran has released so far. He has been singing about the pain and agony of a breakup in his previous singles “Sing” and “Don’t” but now he shows the softer side of […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  • Headphone History: From Function to Fun

    Harvey Dyer
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:08 am
    Today’s headphones are a far cry from the initial look, function and operation of headphones in the early 20th century. While today we utilize earbuds, on-ear, and over-the-ear headphones that sport functions like noise-cancellation and Bluetooth capabilities, in the early 1900s headphones were reminiscent of a doctor’s stethoscope and were primarily used by phone operators. […] Read the full post at - Headphone History: From Function to Fun
  • Single Review: “Dragons” by Miriam Bryant

    David Watt
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:46 am
    “Dragons” is the new single by Miriam Bryant. With release of “Dragons”, she has once again made it clear that she has the talent to get a lucky break anytime soon. The 23 year old pop sensation earlier surprised us with “Push Play” (in collaboration with Zedd) by now she has her solo single that […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Dragons” by Miriam Bryant
  • Single Review: “Waves” by Mr.Probz (Robin Schulz Remix)

    Asif Mumtaz
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:22 am
    I’ve already reviewed many fresh tracks that turned out to be big hits. Take example of Magic’s “Rude” and “Prayer in C” by Lilly Wood & The Prick. I reviewed these tracks predicting a top chart place for these tracks. Now I have a feeling that “Waves” by Mr. Probz (Robin Schulz Remix) is going […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Waves” by Mr.Probz (Robin Schulz Remix)
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  • 4 Reasons You Should Sell Your Music by The Single

    Corey Koehler
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ever think to sell your music by the single? Or have you ever think about re-releasing some of your album cuts as singles? If not you should be. Why? Aside from the fact that fans are starting to shun albums, here are 4 pretty good reasons.. 1) You Stay Relevant Assuming you are not god, […] The post 4 Reasons You Should Sell Your Music by The Single appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • 5 Tell Tale Signs a Company Would Hire You To Compose Their Music

    Corey Koehler
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    If you’re looking to get into making music for media, there are a few things to consider before you start deciding who to contact in the search for work. It’s good practice to spend some time considering which companies would be most likely to need your services as a composer. This can end up saving […] The post 5 Tell Tale Signs a Company Would Hire You To Compose Their Music appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • High Quality Streaming Audio Coming To America

    Corey Koehler
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    Are you willing to pay twice as much to stream audio in lossless? You may not be willing to but there will be people who are and as a musician, you need to keep your eye on this. I was reading this article by Bob Leftsetz about high quality audio streaming and had a few […] The post High Quality Streaming Audio Coming To America appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • How Singer-Songwriters Can Maximize Their Career Potential When Using DJ’s and Producers

    Corey Koehler
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    You may have heard two opposing points of view about how fairly EDM producers and DJs treat the performers and composers who end up on their hit records. Put on a simple level, people who create music that leads to any kind of hit deserve songwriting credit and a share of profits. There were well-publicized […] The post How Singer-Songwriters Can Maximize Their Career Potential When Using DJ’s and Producers appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • What I Learned at a Pat Pattison Songwriting Seminar

    Corey Koehler
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    I’ve been writing songs for over 30 years now, not many, what you’d call “hits” but enough to keep my passion alive. A few years back I came across a book called “Writing Better Lyrics” and I must say it turned me around on the subject of songwriting quite a bit. You see, I’d been […] The post What I Learned at a Pat Pattison Songwriting Seminar appeared first on Musicgoat.
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  • American’s Typical Sources For Music, August 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Multicultural consumers (Hispanics, African-Americans and Asian-Americans) are more digitally connected to music than the total market, per Nielsen data. They’re more likely to typically listen to internet/streaming radio services, on-demand video streaming and on-demand audio streaming, while being less likely to tune in to regular AM/FM radio. Even so, they spend more annually on CDs ($13) than digital albums ($10) and reserve the largest share of their music-related budgets for live events, spending an average of $50 on live music annually. Study results also suggest brands can engage…
  • Popular Features Of Live Entertainment Mobile Ads, Q1 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    What gets these fans to interact with ads on their phones? The live entertainment mobile ads that were most popular among entertainment lovers were ones that showcased video, sounds and photos or those that featured performance dates and information, each cited by 40% of respondents. Read the rest at eMarketer.
  • Entertainment-Related Activities Of Mobile Phone Users, Q1 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    Mobile was important throughout the planning process. Two-thirds of live entertainment seekers said they used mobile to help plan trips to shows at least sometimes, with more than one-quarter saying they always used it. Nearly nine out of 10 entertainment seekers used their mobile phones for activities related to live shows they had attended in the six months leading up to polling. Researching event information was the No. 1 entertainment-related activity conducted via mobile, cited by 43%. Nearly two in five downloaded related content, and around one-third had watched a trailer for the show…
  • Frequency Mobile Users Make Plans For Live Entertainment, Q1 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    Live entertainment seekers—defined in a recent study as mobile phone users who plan to see a live performance within the next three months—are turning to their phones to help plan for such events. According to Q1 2014 polling conducted by Decision Fuel for Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence and InMobi, 90% of US entertainment seekers turned to mobile for more information after seeing ads for events on other channels, and 60% said the channel was their favorite source for live event info. Read the rest at eMarketer.
  • Streaming Music Services Market Share [CHART]

    David Erickson
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:04 pm
    While Pandora and iHeartRadio took first and second place with a 31% and 9% share of the market respectively, iTunes Radio accounted for an 8% share with over 20 million users, passing Spotify’s 6%. Read the rest at Mac Rumors.
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  • Hear The First New AT THE GATES Song to Come Out Since You Were in Kindergarten

    Ryan Minic
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:20 pm
    It’s been a lifetime since At The Gates put out anything new, quite literally in fact. The pioneers of the Gothenburg melodic death metal scene that influenced a generation of bands haven’t come out with a record since 1995, and next month they’ll be releasing their long-awaited follow up. The band’s forthcoming studio album is called At War With Reality and “It’s by far the most challenging record that we have made,” said vocalist Tomas Lindberg. Here’s a stream of the title track of the album, which hits streets on October 28th by way of Century…
  • Preview BTBAM Frontman Tommy Rogers’ New Solo Stuff

    Ryan Minic
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    When Between The Buried And Me frontman Tommy Rogers put out his first solo album for his pseudonymous project Thomas Giles we were thrilled. So thrilled that we put his record Pulse at #2 on our Best Releases of 2011. Three years later and Rogers is working on a second studio album called Modern Noise. And while we expect it to come out sometime next year, we’ve got a teaser of some new material. Take a sip of this live preview of the song “Noise Upon,” taken from his recent studio session.
  • PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH Announce Record Release Shows

    Ryan Minic
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Pianos Become The Teeth will be doing a run of record release shows in the Eastern US in late October for their new album Keep You, which hits streets on on October 28th. Here’s how it rolls: Oct 28 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs Oct 29 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall Oct 30 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer Oct 31 Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall Nov 01 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
  • Watch 10-minutes of BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME’s New Blu-ray/DVD

    Ryan Minic
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    Okay, so you know all about Between The Buried And Me and how they’re currently writing material for their next album, a follow up to The Parallax II: Future Sequence. But since no new BTBAM will be coming out until next year, they’ve got their first ever Blu-ray and new DVD coming out next week. And right now you can preview 10 minutes of it. Titled Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium, the Blu-ray/DVD gives fans a more intimate look into the band. Tommy Rogers said that they wanted fans to feel like they were at a BTBAM practice. Pretty rad. Here’s the 10-minute…
  • Hear the New DANCE GAVIN DANCE Single “Pussy Vultures”

    Ryan Minic
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    What a year it’s been for Dance Gavin Dance’s Will Swan. With everything that’s been going on with his label Blue Swan Records, along with his various projects, it’s a wonder how DGD have time to do much of anything these days. But this fall the band will be back on the road touring across the US. The group will be headlining the upcoming Rise Records tour with Secrets, Alive Like Me, and Defeat The Low as support. And somehow they were able to get a new single together. Here’s a stream of their new track “Pussy Vultures.” Dates for their tour are…
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  • Class Of 2013: Meet DC’s Best In Punk

    Tricia Callahan
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    For some, it’s an enigma: loud, crass, tastelessly tasteful, and all things anti-authority and anti-establishment. Not easily defined, punk gained ground in a 70s England, when music, DIY fashion and anarchy defined a generation. Propelled by hardcore punk band Bad Brains and Ian MacKaye, who owns DC-bred record label Dischord, the relationship between Washington, DC and punk – particularly hardcore and the straight-edge movement – is closer than you might imagine. In the 80s, MacKaye gave birth to the straight-edge movement through his band Minor Threat. Born out of frustration…
  • Playlist: 10 Songs to Get Your Inner Zen On

    Tricia Callahan
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    With the constant stress of our fast paced lives, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to find a “happy place.” Meditation and chanting work for some, but for the rest of us, we have our car stereo & a pair of headphones. Below are 10 tracks that will mellow overwhelming days into a hot cup of tea, a bubbling brook, or the scent of a freshly cut lawn. Take a few of these and add them to the staples like, Jack Johnson and Bob Marley. (1) The Paper Kites – Featherstone | (2) The Honey Trees – To Be With You | (3) Straylight Run – Existentialism on Prom…
  • Music In Review: Wand’s Otherworldly Debut Album “Ganglion Reef”

    Tricia Callahan
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    L.A. quartet Wand has delivered their first album, “Ganglion Reef,” and from our first listen, it’s clear that their freshman  album effort comes from an otherworldly state of mind. The 10 tracks eloquently dip from intergalactic transmissions to lo-fi riff driven rock while running parallel with a synth vibe. The opening track, “Send/Receive” starts out as a wall of sound but, if you are patient,  you will be greeted by the oozy gooey center of a heart beat-paced bass line and delicious reverb. Front man Cory Thomas Hanson brings a stroke of elegance to…
  • Who We’d Cast in Martin Scorsese’s The Ramones Movie

    Meets Obsession
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    So if you haven’t heard yet, Martin Scorsese is making a bipoic about the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band on earth, The Ramones.  Although there is no news  on production or release dates, the possibilities alone excites us. Really, if a movie were made about The Ramones, we’d want it to be directed by the great Martin Scorsese. Then we started thinking, who would Scorsese cast? Our excitement soon turned into horror as we imagined Martin Scorses’s favorite muse, Leonardo DiCaprio, acting in a role as Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee or Tommy…or any part, for that matter.  Not to say that…
  • LISTEN: “In Stillness We Remain” by Woman’s Hour

    Tricia Callahan
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    Woman’s Hour is a four-piece mellow electronic pop band based out of Kendal, London. Their new single, “In Stillness We Remain,” off of their debut album “Conversations,” musically soothes while confronting the unrest of a relationship. The song’s retro beat leans toward ’80s soul with tones that are reminiscent of XX and Warpaint. Lyrically, it asks the age old question: “Are you going to stay?” Lead vocalist Fiona Burgess’s lyrics offer bits of advice to her unsure lover,  “If I were you, I’d dance around the…
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    Sock Monkey Sound

  • Taboo Blah Blah Does Screw City Beer Fest 2014 Real Good

    Andy Whorehall
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Taboo Blah Blah is quickly establishing itself as another young talented band to rise from Rockford, IL’s half-century-long, post-industrial meltdown into poverty and delusional pride. The relatively unknown lofi-slop-hopping-backwoods-in-the-garage-punk-folk outfit delivered a knock-out set of original material, including amped up versions of songs from their lo-fi debut, “Chores EP”, released earlier this year.TBB also didn’t leave the crowd of predominant classic rock-radio-loving fans hanging. Brilliant indecipherable cover performances of golden age hits by…
  • Spoon – They Want My Soul

    Andy Whorehall
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Dougie is a problem for the white people in my neighborhood.  He was released from the Winnebago County jail for the umpteenth time around the same time Spoon’s “They Want My Soul” was released this month (August, 2014).  He’s a professional beggar and troubled soul; left to rot by a corrupt Illinois state system that feeds its own pattern of ignorance by shutting down mental institutions such as those that would take care of people like Dougie vs. forcing him to beg again until the point of being arrested once more or delivered to any said hospital for immediate…
  • Top 5 Songs For Eating a Pan Pizza To

    Andy Whorehall
    15 May 2014 | 7:07 pm
    There are many songs from many genres and there are many types of pizzas.  Here are the top 5 songs to eat a pan pizza to today.  Tomorrow could be different.5.  Gorillaz – “Kids With Guns”4. Chubb Rock – “Just The Two Of Us”3. Harry James Orchestra – “I’m Beginning To See The Light”2. Aretha Franklin – “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”1. Old 97’s – “Barrier Reef”Now go on and leave your top 5 songs to eat a pizza to in the comments section below, or feel free to disagree by turning this…
  • The Felix Culpa Reunite

    Chip Copeland
    15 May 2014 | 3:26 pm
    New Music Coming and Wicker Park Festival AppearanceWell, well, well… it looks as though The Felix Culpa are reuniting to release some new music this year and are performing at the Wicker Park Festival.This comes directly from their website:Hi there. We said in 2011 that we would write music and play some shows again if it made sense to us. Though we are spread across the country, it suddenly makes a whole lot of sense. For starters, we’ll be making noise for you at Wicker Park Fest in Chicago. Also, new music this year on No Sleep Records. Stay tuned, -CulpaSuspiciously absent…
  • Bloom – Quitting

    15 May 2014 | 7:44 am
    “When the winter ends, I’m leaving to find home that I believe in. And when the petrea blooms I’m leaving,” sings vocalist/guitarist Max Anderson on “I Was Watching, Too,” the opening track Bloom’s Quitting. The song’s kinetic dissatisfaction serves as an effective and familiar greeting to fans of emotionally-charged indie rock from the Midwest. This invigorating opener concludes with a wonderfully harmonized realization: “There’s not a single petrea within a hundred miles of the state I live in.”Though the lyrics on the first track give a magnetic power to a warm…
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    From the front of the choir

  • How to sing – 10 habits of successful professional singers

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In my recent post How to sing – the definitive guide, I pointed out that lots of people Google “How to sing” instead of just getting on and doing it.Garðar Thor Cortes by DavidIf you’re serious about singing and want to get on with it, here are 10 habits you can develop which come from successful professional singers.1. listen Listen to yourself, to others, to singers you love, to music you’re not familiar with. Develop your ear. See also Singing is all about listening.2. be patient Like any other skill, being able to sing doesn’t happen overnight. Some people think professional…
  • Your singing experience depends on how you feel, not just on what you do

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    On the face of it, a workshop or concert can be a resounding by Andy ArmstrongBut ask individuals about how they think it went and some people will think it was terrible.Sometimes I have to run a workshop when I’m feeling less than my best. I often don’t sleep the night before and I seem to get colds and other bugs quite regularly.Which means that many choir sessions and singing days are a real struggle for me (as I’m sure they can be for other choir and workshop leaders).When I’m feeling less than 100% I know I’m not giving my best. Because of this I sometimes…
  • Keeping choir attendance up – stick or carrot?

    8 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    As I wrote recently (It’s summer – where have all the choir gone??!!), patchy attendance at regular choir sessions can be very frustrating.donkey photo by Clay JunellIf you’re a community, or amateur, or singing for fun, or casual choir, how can you keep attendance levels high?sign on the dotted line?I took over a choir once which had a sign-in sheet. At the start of each session, choir members would tick off their name so the choir leader could keep track of attendance.Often people would forget to tick the sheet or put the tick in the wrong column so it was never very accurate. I think…
  • If not now, when? – start singing NOW!

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    “It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready.” Hugh Lauriephoto by FidoEspecially when that day may never come when you truly feel ‘ready’. So start singing now!Hugh Laurie is best known as a comedian and actor, but he is also an accomplished piano player and singer of the blues.In a 2012 Time Out interview he was asked:“What made you step up to making your own record?”His response was:“I felt like I may not get opportunities to do this ever again, so it’s about time—it’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have…
  • How to sing – the definitive guide

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    “How to sing” is one of the most common requests I get. The answer is simple: open your mouth and let the sound by SpekoekI’m not being facetious, it’s as simple as that. But when someone asks that question, they’re usually hiding a deeper one. Let’s look at what they really want to know and see what the answers are.Most people arrive on my blog via Google. And many of those searches begin “How to ...”.“How to be a good singer”, “How to know if you can sing”, “How to become a better singer”.So when someone asks “How to sing”, this is what I reckon…
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    The Blue Walrus

  • Deptford Goth – Two Hearts

    Tim Dickinson
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    Deptford Goth was one of our picks for last year, and his debut album Life After Defo surpassed even our high expectations. Now Daniel Woolhouse is back with a second track from the hotly anticipated second album Songs in the form of the innocent Two Hearts. “Love is enough” he repeats with romantic promise, convincing both his audience and himself that there can be something more, someone with whom two lives can become more than their constituent parts. Deptford Goth – Two Hearts was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • Blog friends: Exploring God Is In The TV

    Tim Dickinson
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    This is the second in a number of blog profiles we’ll be doing over the coming months, where we highlight some of the best new music being shared by some of the finest UK music blogs including DrunkenWerewolf, The Von Pip Musical Express, God is in the TV, and The Metaphorical Boat. God Is In The TV (or GIITTV to their friends) is one of the early web music ‘zines to emerge out of the UK, and I followed them even before we got the ‘ole Walrus up and running. Bill has been running the show since 2003 and through the site’s reviews, features, and interviews I’ve…
  • Gengahr – Powder

    Tim Dickinson
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    The first demos of Gengahr caused quite the stir, and gained the band a lot of love from a wide array of places including this blog. Now the north London band are finally putting out a ‘proper’ single, with Walrus favourites Transgressive stepping up to release the track on 27 October. Recorded with Spring King’s Tarek Musa on mixing duty, Powder is a sinister, tangled slice of weird and wonderful psyche rock that is rough, ready and even more distorted and underproduced than we imagined. Gengahr – Powder was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • LANY – Made In Hollywood

    Tim Dickinson
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    LANY‘s ILYSB has been one of my songs of the summer, making its way onto both 22tracks and our Mixradio playlists, and as it made its way to number one on the Hype Machine charts it appears I was not the only one that was infatuated with the slow groove. Now the LA-based musician is back with the 80s-influenced R&B pop ode to his home town of Hollywood and all the beauty and sunshine that is the West Coast of the US of A. Apparently dreams are Made in Hollywood. LANY – Made In Hollywood was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • Weekend Mix 30/08/2014

    Tim Dickinson
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    We may have been silent recently, but we’ve been keeping an eye on the new releases and emerging talent, so for our latest weekend mix we’re back with a bang. We start off with double love from SOHN, producing Laura Doggett‘s stunning debut release Phoenix and also his own personal beauty in The Chase. Attaque have teamed up with Adam Pleass of Qtier on the bliss-filled Change Your Mind, while newcomers Gosh Pith have produced a piece of perfect downtempo pop in Waves. Zola Blood are back with a melancholic dancefloor hit in Meridian, but Darkside have called it a day and…
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    Feast of Music

  • The Book Of Love Has Music In It: Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt & Iron and Wine at BAM

    Poppy Galloway
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:26 pm
    by Poppy Galloway (photo: Mike Benigno) As part of the ongoing celebration of the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records at BAM, popular alternative mad men Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt & Sam Beam (of Iron and Wine) were let out to play this past Friday night. Playing solo acoustic sets of both old and contemporary gems from their diverse repertoires, the atmosphere was calm and relaxed in the beautiful Howard Gilman Opera House, and the prevailing theme was love and it’s consequential woes. Disguised in melody, naturally. Devendra Banhart is looking more eloquent librarian…
  • FREE TICKETS: House of Time at Holy Trinity Church

    Robert Leeper
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    House of Time, a period-instrument ensemble of Juilliard faculty and international competition winners,  kicks off its second seasonon September 24 and 25The opening program, "Apotheosis and Re-Creation" (September 24th and 25th) presents French baroque music by François Couperin and Jean-Marie Leclair. FoM is giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the performance on the 25th at the historic Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. To win: 1. Email    -OR- 2. Tweet #FreeTickets @feastofmusic  (and don't forget to follow us!)   -OR- 3. Head to our Facebook…
  • Preview: Miller Theatre Season Opens Tonight with eighth blackbird

    Nick Stubblefield
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Question: What musical group can switch seamlessly from classical works by Monteverdi to indie-rock ballads by Bon Iver within the same program? Answer: Chicago's dynamic and acclaimed sextet eighth blackbird, who open the new season at Miller Theatre tonight with what's being called "a 21st-century fantasia on 17th-century Italian music," combining new renditions of classic works by Gesualdo and Monteverdi with new compositions that blend music, theater, and dance. Tonight's concert opens with the New York Premiere of composer Amy Beth…
  • A Showcase for the the Power of Percussion at Kettle Corn New Music

    Robert Leeper
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    by Robert Leeper Photo by Noah Stern Weber, used courtesy of Kettle Corn Music Despite the wide variety of available instruments, a percussion concert can turn into droning monotony if the program is not carefully considered and presented. Fortunately, Sandbox Percussion, a Brooklyn-based percussion quartet, took this into account at their performance Saturday night at the DiMenna Center. The season opening concert of the Kettle Corn New Music series offered works ranging from the ambrosian atmosphere of the bowed vibraphone in Jonny Allen’s Interlude, to the militant rhythms of David…
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    Kenal's Source For Art, Design, Music, and Photography

  • Thankfulness and Gratitude For Supporting My Vision

    Kenal Louis
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Introduction To The Event Where do I begin? On September 14th of 2014 I hosted my first and largest solo art exhibition. It was a success for me as a creative person and I believe for the community I reside in. On August 9th of 2013 I moved into the... The post Thankfulness and Gratitude For Supporting My Vision appeared first on Kenal's Source For Art, Design, Music, and Photography.
  • Avant-garde Fashion Designers Make A Statement At OFW

    Kenal Louis
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Avant-garde Fashion In Omaha The evolution of what fashion is becoming and will become, is unpredictable. Fifty, one-hundred and maybe two-hundred years from now, what we consider as avant-garde fashion may be normal day wear. I am sure that this thought offend some people because they are not open to... The post Avant-garde Fashion Designers Make A Statement At OFW appeared first on Kenal's Source For Art, Design, Music, and Photography.
  • EDM Music – Knight and Shining Armor | Kenal Louis

    Kenal Louis
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
    EDM Music- Knight And Shining Armor “Knight and Shining Armor” is an EDM Music (Electronic Music) song I wrote a little while back, but never released. One because I never had enough resources to create and record music. Sometimes even the fear that I would not write something like this... The post EDM Music – Knight and Shining Armor | Kenal Louis appeared first on Kenal's Source For Art, Design, Music, and Photography.
  • Afrocentric Art Inspired by African Culture

    Kenal Louis
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Afrocentric Art Entitled Afrocentric Escape | Kenal Louis The following drawing “Afrocentric Escape” is part of a series of Afrocentric art drawings, that I started to create in 2014.  Following the motion of my consciousness, I draw lines without thinking or worrying much about the direction of the lines. I... The post Afrocentric Art Inspired by African Culture appeared first on Kenal's Source For Art, Design, Music, and Photography.
  • kickstarter Art Campaign Visual Arts By Kenal Louis

    Kenal Louis
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    kickstarter Art Campaign | From Visual Arts To Music Where do I begin with the kickstarter Campaign? Well, I could start from the very beginning, where art bloomed within me when I was a child… but that’s going too far back. I will instead start where the thought for creating... The post kickstarter Art Campaign Visual Arts By Kenal Louis appeared first on Kenal's Source For Art, Design, Music, and Photography.
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  • Clay Aiken ‘Slut Shames’ Celebrities With Leaked Photos

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm Clay Aiken.Photo by AP, from cialis pills eli lilly Everyone remembers the leak of the nude celebrity photos a few weeks ago, known to many as The Fappening. The leaker, who’s a user on the site 4Chan, at first promised to leak the nudes of multiple celebrities including Kim Kardashian, soccer star Hope Solo, and Vanessa Hudgens among others but they have not yet been released until now. It seems like the FBI just started an investigation on the leak on the 31 of August,…
  • Music Video Review: Nick Wilson, Ashes

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm Nick Wilson in his music video Ashes, directed by Daniel Hearn Nick Wilson’s Ashes is a stripped down, barebones melodic song about a strained relationship that has finally made it to its breaking point. The chords strummed by Nick Wilson present a personal take on some of the break up songs heard on the radio to day. There are no bass, drum kits, or overused echoes to convey the voices in your head, there’s just Nick and his guitar. It sounds and feels like a song that we shouldn’t be hearing in the first place; is this a song that meant for only one pair of ears? The…

    Kelland Drumgoole
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am Kanye West joins Bret Easton Ellis to discuss their mutual passion for film and pop culture as well as the evolving relationship between technology, entertainment and creativity. Bret also fields questions from his Twitter followers. This is part one of Bret’s two-part conversation with Kanye West. The definitive guide to urban pop culture.
  • Atlanta Native Group 3D The Boss Partners with W Atlanta-Midtown; Scores Soundtrack to W Insider Video

    Kelland Drumgoole
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:06 pm ATLANTA (September 10, 2014) – 3D The Boss is celebrating yet another milestone! The W Atlanta – Midtown announced today the first-ever collaboration with an Atlanta Native Pop group to advance the hotel’s marketing platform. The pop trio 3D The Boss scored the soundtrack of the hotel’s W Insider Video, which will be used to increase awareness and continue to bring the guest experience to lif “Atlanta is a major hub for world-class music and our proximity to music venues ranging from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to The Fox Theatre and Music Midtown made selecting a…
  • Interview With Boogie Dash and Luke Pascal of Chipz Cookies

    Kelland Drumgoole
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am Damon “Boogie” Dash II (left) and Luke Pascal (right) at the Upper East Side Fairway Market. Photo from: After watching their interview on Hot 97’s YouTube page. I was intrigued and I knew I had to get an interview with budding entrepreneurs Boogie Dash and Luke Pascal. Both come from serious pedigree. Boogie is the son of Rocafella Records Founder and serial entrepreneur Damon Dash and Luke is the son of New York city restaurateur, Vincent Pascal. After…
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  • Listen! Azealia Banks – Chasing Time

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    Azealia Banks hasn’t been around for too long, but it feels like her album will never see the light of day, and will become something of folklore, like Dr. Dre’s Detox album. But unlike Dre’s recently scrapped album, Azealia Banks’ songs make their way legitimately to the Internet, and are adored by fans. The latest […]
  • Watch! Alvvays – Next of Kin

    21 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Toronto (via the East Coast) buzz band Alvvays have another video from their stellar debut. Following up that of super catchy Archie, Marry Me is Next of Kin. The video is a rapid-fire collage-esque video. The song is another fine pop tune, which isn’t as catchy as Archie, Marry Me, but is a pleasant listen […]
  • Watch! The Raveonettes – Killer In The Streets

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    In case you missed it, Danish indie rockers The Raveonettes dropped a surprise album called Pe’ahi a few months ago. Now that the surprise is over, the band figured it is time to clean up release some videos. The video is for the track Killer in the Streets, which is perhaps poor timing given this […]
  • Watch! Interpol – Twice as Hard

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:34 pm
    NYC indie rockers Interpol are back with a new video. The video is directed by Interpol singer (and now director) Paul Banks. The track is off of El Pintor, and is called Twice as Hard, which describes how I find tying shoes after drinking 6 beers. However, the video takes place in a boxing hall, […]
  • Listen! Ibeyi – Mama Says

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    Twin sisters (a phrase I like leading off as many sentences with as possible) Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz are known musically as Ibeyi. The 19 year old French-Cuban sisters dropped one of the more clever music videos for their song River. They follow that up with the sounds of Mama Says. The track is a […]
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    Death and Taxes » Music

  • Leonard Cohen announces plans to start smoking again at age 80

    Alex Moore
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Folk-rock pioneer Leonard Cohen turned eighty this weekend, and this week he celebrates by releasing a new album, “Popular Problems.” Well, that and by returning to a vice he gave up decades ago: Smoking.Cohen told a press conference in New York this weekend that he’d be celebrating his 80th birthday his first cigarette in 30 years.“Quite seriously, does anyone know where you can buy a Turkish or Greek cigarette? I’m looking forward to that first smoke,” he said. “I’ve been thinking about that for 30 years. It’s one of the few consistent strings of…
  • New app lets you block terrible music on Spotify

    Alex Moore
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Let’s face it—Spotify’s radio algorithm isn’t perfect. You’ll be listening to Atoms For Peace radio, and next thing you know a little Deftones finds its way in there and before you know it you find yourself listening to Creed. Unlike Pandora’s thumbs-down feature that lets the that app learn your likes and dislikes over time, with Spotify you’re left playing a game of Russian roulette on every radio or playlist listening session. The longer your journey goes, the more likely you’ll eventually hear some Nickelback.The new app Denied does not want you…
  • Premiere: Until The Ribbon Breaks ‘A Taste of Silver’ video

    Alex Moore
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    Until The Ribbon Breaks sound both totally of the moment and timeless. The three-piece from Cardiff, Wales released the EP “A Taste of Silver” and instantly started turning critics’ heads with what their press release describes as “avant-R&B.”Today we’re premiering the video for “A Taste of Silver,” a mildly NSFW romp with a dominatrix in a knight’s helmet. The red lighting and over-the-top sexuality highlight the track’s infectious, lascivious falsetto.Until The Ribbon Breaks has had a busy year, remixing The Weeknd, Sam…
  • Michael Jackson-Freddie Mercury duet released

    Joel Freimark
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    One of the true Holy Grails of music, the first of the duets between Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury has finally been released. Titled “There Must Be More To Life Than This,” the track was recorded during Queen sessions at some point between 1981 and 1984, but was not completed until earlier this year.Originally supposed to be part of Queen’s 1981 release “Hot Space,” the instrumental was taken by Mercury to Jackson’s home where the two recorded the vocals. Then the track sat unused, and none other than William Orbit was tapped by the surviving members of Queen to…
  • John Oliver calls shenanigans on Miss America’s scholarship claims

    Robyn Pennacchia
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    There’s not a lot that’s not weird about the Miss America pageant. I mean, it’s a nationally televised contest in which ladies from each state do their hair like newscasters and parade around in bathing suits and the sort of Suzanne Sugarbaker-style sequined “evening wear” that no one has worn in real life since 1986. Also, sometimes, they do ventriloquism.Pretty much the only time the Miss America pageant is relevant these days is when someone either screws up, says something offensive, or when Fox pundits lose their mind because a non-white lady wins it.In…
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    Unshredded Magazine

  • The Naked and The Nude

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    THE first solo show in London by the young Venezuelan painter, Rodolfo Villaplana,’The Naked and The Nude’ promises to be an exceptional exhibition during Frieze Fringe this year, marking the artist’s first steps towards a strong position on the international contemporary art scene. Michael Petry, the director of MOCA and co–founder of the Museum of Installations in London says Rodolfo’s work “aims to create a synthesis of abstraction and naturalistic figuration. A big ask, you might think? He shows us an abstract, coloured space against which float naturalistic…
  • Interview: Seth Lakeman

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    FOLK singer, songwriter and virtuoso fiddler, Seth Lakeman has successfully helped to steer English folk into the musical mainstream with his high-energy performances and a series of best-selling albums over the last 10 years since he released the Mercury Prize nominated ‘Kitty Jay’ in 2004. His latest offering, ‘Word of Mouth’, stormed into the charts on its release in February this year with his haunting melodic style and stripped back storytelling straddling the folk tradition his music is steeped in and the contemporary folk movement that he has become such a…
  • Major international street artist announced for the Festival of Thrift

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    CITY roads marred by piles of trash are a common sight but Francisco de Pajaro, a street artist from Barcelona subverts this situation by searching for, and then transforming, piles of litter in to thought-provoking and humorous works of art. Francisco’s appearance at the national Festival of Thrift will see bin bags, dust bins, cardboard boxes, broken furniture and much more transformed into artistic equipment by Francisco who, by adding arms and faces, creates fun pieces of art in the form of monsters, humans and animals. Festival Director Stella Hall said: “The arrival of Francisco…
  • Travel: Naples

    3 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    By Gemma Brosnan WITH Mount Vesuvius looming to the east, the fumaroles of Campi Flegrei steaming to the west, and the isle of Capri floating like a phantom across the bay, Naples is blessed with a strikingly vivid setting. Yet despite being surrounded by immense natural splendour, Italy’s third largest city is the real show on offer, an intense urban concoction of histrionic, chaotic uniqueness. Life here transpires on the streets with a pace that constantly sways between leisurely southern comfort and whirling frenzy, a blunt antithesis of sterility and homogeneity. Dense brooding lanes…
  • Nick Cave: Chasing The Myth

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    NICK Cave: Chasing The Myth is a collection of iconic portraits of the enigmatic front man that span his extraordinary, eccentric and eclectic musical career. Bringing together both iconic and unseen shots from David Corio, Andrew Whitton, Steve Double, David Arnoff, Viliam Hrubovcak and Amelia Troubridge: photographers whom each worked with Nick Cave at different stages of his artistic development, the exhibition is a revealing and intimate portrait of one of rock’s few singular personalities who speaks so truly from the heart. From shots by Corio of early intense onstage performances…
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    Highlanda Sound System High Quality Reggae Music

  • Modern Hit Songs on Classic Studio One Riddims

    Kahlil Wonda
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:42 pm DOWNLOAD MP3 (Right-click and choose “Save link as…) Welcome to another episode of the Reggae Lover Podcast. This installment takes us on a Studio One rhythm excursion, but instead of the original vault classics, here I feature songs produced and released in the last two decades. This mix highlights some of the best new recordings on remade versions of defining riddims recorded at Studio One such as “Answer,” “Love Me Forever,” “Vanity,” “Cuss Cuss,” and more. Studio…

    Kahlil Wonda
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    ~MUSIC BY HIGHLANDA & DJ PASSPORT***HOSTED BY Little Pinchers!!!!!!*** Sunday, October 5th at the Sound Table located at 483 Edgewood Avenue from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., the Rocksteady monthly nostalgic celebration of Jamaican music returns with Reggae singer Little Pinchers hosting while DJ Passport, and Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound provide the soundtrack.  For more information, email Related articles LIVE AUDIO: Highlanda at The Sound Table alongside DJ Passport Rocksteady: Reggae Revival Session, August 3rd at The Sound Table ROCKSTEADY, a Classic Affair…
  • Noisey Jamaica II: Walshy Fire, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Protoje, Jah9, Keznamdi & more!

    Kahlil Wonda
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    The island of Jamaica, West Indies continues to make noise, and we love it! Noisey introduces #NoiseyJamaica II with appearances by Walshy Fire, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Protoje, Jah9, Keznamdi & more! #ReggaeRevival The second edition of Noisey Jamaica is a look into the revolutionary new young reggae movement led by charismatic artists like Chronixx and Jesse Royal. Presented by Major Lazer‘s Walshy Fire and also featuring controversial new dancehall artists like Alkaline, Noisey Jamaica travels from downtown to the beaches to report on one of the most exciting periods in…
  • Happy Hour this Thursday at Brooklyn Tap House from 4pm-8pm!

    Kahlil Wonda
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Brooklyn: Happy Hour Thursday at Brooklyn Tap House Related articles Manhattan & Brooklyn Craft Beer Festivals! Brooklyn developments spruce up borough’s hottest neighborhoods Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods Brooklyn Baby Join Us in Brooklyn! Filed under: events, Food, Hip Hop, Pop Music, reggae Tagged: after work, agard, Beer, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Tap House, eats, happy hour, music, NYC
  • Rocksteady: Roots Reggae, Lovers Rock, Dub, 80s and 90s Dancehall at The Sound Table

    Kahlil Wonda
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    REGGAE: 1st Sundays at the Sound Table #ATL Related articles Rocksteady: Reggae Revival Session, August 3rd at The Sound Table ROCKSTEADY, a Classic Affair Sunday Sept. 7th @ The Sound Table Sweet Reggae Music: Reggae Anthology Featuring Barrington Levy The Skatalites Beenie Man performs at the 22nd annual Reggae Sumfest When Reggae Was King Never Heard of ‘Em: Annual reggae concerts liven up Memorial Day weekend Migos Gives Us A “Trap Musical” With ‘Bando’ [@migosATL @rikcordero] Filed under: events, reggae Tagged: Atlanta, classics, dancehall, Disc Jockey, dub,…
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    After The Show

  • Goodnight, Texas

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    A live version of “A Bank Robber’s Nursery Rhyme,” heavy on the banjo, by Goodnight, Texas:
  • Rathborne

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Weekend listening — “Last Forgiven” by Rathborne:
  • Music Data Interview: Eric Klein

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    I spoke to Eric Klein, Director of Analytics & Technology at C3 Presents, the company that puts on Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits (in addition to music festivals, they also do artist management, experiential marketing, concert promotions, and food and wine … Continue reading →
  • If I Stay Soundtrack

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Music plays a central role in the recently released film If I Stay. Here’s a track from the film’s soundtrack, a cover of “Today” by The Smashing Pumpkins, with a cello solo in the bridge:
  • “Sweepstakes Prize”

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:18 pm
    A great song by Mirah, from back in 2000, is “Sweepstakes Prize” — it appeared on the album You Think It’s Like This, But Really It’s Like This. The humming that starts at the 2:37 mark builds until 2:57 when the … Continue reading →
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  • Ariana Grande is taking the Pop-Music into the next level!

    Alvin Velasco
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    One of the most popular and biggest names now in pop music industry is the American recording artist and formerly actress, Ariana Grande. She hit the Number-1 Billboard Chart in her debut album “My Everything”, which has carrier single “Problem” (featuring the Australian record artist and model, Iggy Azalea). Her album sells almost 200,000 copies worldwide. Ariana Grande’s second number 1 debut after her first album “Yours Truly” put her in the level of pop queens like Mariah Carey, Britney Spears and Beyoncé. For these reasons, two number 1 albums is a big deal and…
  • $5 million paid to Brad and Angelina for their wedding photos

    Richiel Camacho
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Angelina and Brad has been reported to have donated $5 million to charity after they were paid for their wedding photos. The Hollywood superstars who secretly held the wedding ceremony in Chateau Miraval in the south of France on August 23, has been reported to have received a paycheck with a whopping $5 million from HELLO! And People magazines for the most beautiful snapshots of their big day. The photos included their six children. But to our surprise, the pair didn’t drop the golden coins to the bank, instead, they donated the whole part of it to the charity. Way too cool! A source…
  • Alyssa Milano’s Newly Born Princess Elizabella Dylan Bugliari

    Richiel Camacho
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:04 pm
    The Mistresses star has finally given birth to her second daughter, she was said to have been with her husband David Bugliari on Thursday, Sept. 4, her rep said. Her daughter Elizabella Dylan Bugliari was welcomed by the world, weighing 7 lbs., 7 oz. and measured 19 inches long. “Mommy and baby are doing wonderfully,” her rep said. The 41-year old actress/mom, announced in March that she and her husband were going to give their 3-year old son Milo Thomas, a sibling. Alyssa always knew the baby had to be a girl, “With Milo, I didn’t have a minute of morning sickness. So I knew it was…
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Wedding

    Michael Stamaria
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Celebrity weddings are one of the hottest topic emerging in the world of entertainment, and so with the recent Mr. and Mrs. Pitt. Angelina and Brad chose to have a private and intimate event far from the glitz of show business. Jolie’s wedding dress is a true work of art as it was made by combined efforts of Atelier Versace and her children. Donatella Versace designed the creation and Luigi Massi (Atelier Versace’s Head Tailor) made her gorgeous and elegant white satin gown sewed with dozens of colorful embroidery designs from her children’s drawings. It was paired with a white silk…
  • Mckayla Maroney’s Leaked Photos Turns Into Child Abuse

    Aubrey Anne Sy
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:21 am
    Olympic Gymnast Mckayla Maroney stated that she was underage when the photos were taken, and claims copyright to the pictures. Anyone in possession of Maroney’s photos may be potentially guilty of child abuse. Mckayla Maroney’s nude pictures we’re hacked and spread out to the public along with other celebrities, according to Fox News. However, posting of the gymnast’s photos turned into child pornography as Maroney indicated that she was under 18 when it was taken. An attorney of hers contacted multiple websites that contained the said scandal and informed them that…
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    Record Shops

  • Song of the Day

    20 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like YouToday's Song of the Day is the Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You.  From 2000's 13 Tales from Urban Bohemia (a really good album) this is alternative rock, with plenty of echoes from elsewhere, particularly the Rolling Stones (hear the whoo whoo whoo and several of the guitar lines).  This version of the song's video is censored.  As you guessed, the band's name is a play on 60s counterculture icon Andy Warhol.  The song has been featured in both a number of movies and tv shows.
  • Song of the Day

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Curtis Mayfield - Super FlyToday's Song of the Day is Curtis Mayfield - Superfly.  From the 1972 blaxplotation film of the same name, it is Curtis Mayfield with his high thin falsetto laying down the funk.  In the film, the star - Ron O'Neal - plays Priest, a coke dealer looking for one last big score to leave the business.
  • Song of the Day

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    Hospitality - Betty WangToday's Song of the Day is by Brooklyn based Hospitality - Betty Wang.  From their 2012 debut album, this is upbeat indie pop led by female vocalist Amber Papini, who wrote this song.  The song is about someone Papini met at work - Betty Wang - who's birth name - Su Chia - is the chorus I spent way too much time trying to figure out (flu shot?  two shots?). 
  • Song of the Day

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Los Mads - Rock n' Roll WomanToday's Song of the Day is by Los Mads - Rock n' Roll Woman.  A cult band from Peru, this is a cover of Buffalo Springfield's / Stephen Stills Rock n' Roll Woman.  Sung in English, they've slowed it way down from the original, psychedicized it, and stretched it way out.  Kept the heavy reverb and added a fat rubbery bass guitar - quite a nice cover.  Like many, almost, but not quite made it.  Apparently discovered by the Rolling Stone's Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, but broke up before they broke through.  But they left this ace…
  • Song of the Day

    16 May 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Elliot Smith - Cupid's TrickToday's song of the day is from Elliott Smith - Cupid's Trick.  From 1997's Either/Or, this is a bit more rockin' Alternative than usual from Elliott Smith, a great and under appreciated artist who died way to young.  He plays all the instruments on this one, and his thin-reed voice leads the proceedings.  Not as much here, but in many other songs, seems like a descendent of Nick Drake, a folk legend of the late 60s who also died tragically young.
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    Hitbanger - Nigerian Music

  • VIDEO: Phyno & Modenine Both Freestyle On Lyricist Lounge

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Phyno was a guest on the third Season of the Lyricist Lounge, hosted by Modenine. The rave of the moment and Penthauze’s poster boy Phyno got down to discuss a sundry of issues with Modenine, just before he goes into the Pressure Room with Modenine (and survives) then gets a beat by the show sidekick – KUE BOUNCE which he promised and did finish. - Get It VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=] The post VIDEO: Phyno & Modenine Both Freestyle On Lyricist Lounge appeared first on 9janimi Channel. The post VIDEO: Phyno & Modenine Both…
  • VIDEO: Kida Kudz F/ EsDee YFS, Yemi Rush, Sona & Hakeem YFS – Ibere (Remix)

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Kida Kudz comes through with the UK remix to his widely accepted single “Ibeere” which was originally released few weeks back. Featuring EsDee YFS, Sona, Hakeem YFS, and Label mate ‘Yemi Rush’. Ibeere UK remix is already making waves in the diaspora! - Get It VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=] The post VIDEO: Kida Kudz F/ EsDee YFS, Yemi Rush, Sona & Hakeem YFS – Ibere (Remix) appeared first on 9janimi Channel. The post VIDEO: Kida Kudz F/ EsDee YFS, Yemi Rush, Sona & Hakeem YFS – Ibere (Remix) appeared first…
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Tekno – Alleluyah

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Off the Triple MG “EVOLUTION” There latest album, Tekno drops the viral video for one of the singles “Alleluyah”. Stream/Download Below: - Get It VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=] The post VIRAL VIDEO: Tekno – Alleluyah appeared first on 9janimi Channel. The post VIRAL VIDEO: Tekno – Alleluyah appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • Wizkid – In My Bed

    21 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Another Jam and Teaser Video off the E.M.E/Star boy Recording artist album “A.Y.O”, Wizkid wets our appetite with “In My Bed”. - Get It AUDIO DOWNLOAD The post Wizkid – In My Bed appeared first on 9janimi Channel. The post Wizkid – In My Bed appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • Tentik – King Slayer

    21 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
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    GOT A UKULELE - Ukulele blog for the beginner

  • Do You Know Your Ukulele Bling?

    Barry Maz
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    I think it is fair to say that we all love a good looking ukulele right? A weekend or two ago I found myself drooling on a ukulele stall at the GNUF festival as there were some truly stunning instruments on display. I'd even go so far as saying some were breathtaking. But in the wide range of ukes on the market, do you know what you are buying?This blogger is actually a self confessed lover of the plain ukulele. It's a case of few adornments, and letting the wood speak for itself for me. It's partly a taste thing, but also one about value for money, and I am talking about both here…
  • Uke East 2014

    Barry Maz
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    From one festival to another, I am pleased to pass on details for what looks like being a great event organised by and featuring some friends of mine on the ukulele circuit. Uke East!Uke East takes place on 25 October at Hellesdon Community Centre, Norwich and has some great acts billed.Sophie Madeleine is performing in her only 2014 live gig and will be a huge draw. Good friend Phil Doleman is also on the bill performing his superb finger style jazz styled set. Also billed are the Bijoux Toots, Liam Capper-Starr, Artemiss, Ben Rouse and the Norwich Ukulele Society.Tickets are £16 and all…
  • Grand Northern Ukulele Festival - Diary 2014

    Barry Maz
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    The dust settles and WHAT a weekend to look back on. Time for me to share my memories of this fantastic event - the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival 2014 held in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK.FRIDAYA slow start for me heading up to Huddersfield on what should have been a 90 minute journey. My thanks go out to the Department Of Transport for kindly laying on road works on every single stretch of road on my route, meaning my trip was more like 200 minutes. I arrived, road weary but immediately uplifted in the hotel bar seeing many old friends, main stage acts and thoughts of a night in the town.
  • Got A Ukulele Off To GNUF!

    Barry Maz
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    Well the car packing is about to commence, then off to the biggest UK uke event of the year - the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival in Huddersfield!Concerts galore, stalls, workshops, open mics, jams, festival cider! If you are going, I look forward to meeting you there. If you are not, then why not??Keep an eye on this site during the weekend as I will be blogging my Festival Diary from the event covering as much as I can fit in from both days.http://www.northernuke.comcopyright
  • Buzzards Field 'Afan' Ukulele Bass REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    You spend four plus years reviewing ukuleles and never come across a bass uke, then in the space of a month and a half, two come along at once! Yes, it's time for some LOW END, and quite an unusual one this. The 'Afan' ukulele bass from Buzzards Field Basses.These ukes have been intriguing me for a while, so was delighted to get my hands on one for a test before I take it on to the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival where it has been generously donated to the raffle. Buzzards Field basses were founded by Darren Field in the UK as an alternative to the Kala U Bass, which he (and me too!) thought…
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    Celebrity Examiner

  • Woman and 6-year-old die in vehicle accident

    Randy Miramontez
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    COOL, CA – A woman and a 6-year-old girl who was riding in a booster seat died in the town of Cool on Sunday, this according to the California Highway Patrol. The woman was identified as 34-year-old Leah Witaschek, of Carmichael. Witaschek was driving west when she lost control on Highway 193 at Cramer Road at approximately 4:15 p.m. She went off the side of the road and then into the westbound lanes of traffic when a pickup truck slammed into the side of the vehicle, killing Witaschek and the 6-year-old child. Highway 193 was closed for several hours and reopened at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The…
  • Mother killed by drunk driver identified

    Randy Miramontez
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Tococh FidelCredit: CHP SOUTH SACRAMENTO, CA – The woman struck and killed by a drunk driver while walking with her 2-year-old child on Thursday has been identified. According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, 44-year-old Laura Yandall was the victim in last weeks fatal accident. According to the California Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Tococh Fidel was arrested after the accident on charges of felony DUI, hit and run, vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license. Yandall was walking with her 2-year-old just before 6 p.m. Thursday, when Fidel slammed into her while they were…
  • Man dies in fiery crash

    Randy Miramontez
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – A man was killed early Saturday morning after the pickup he was driving collided with a light pole and burst into flames. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, the driver of a white Ford pickup was traveling southbound on Sunrise Blvd near Refinement Road, when, for unknown reasons, the pickup veered off the road and collided with a light pole and then slammed into a tree, bursting into flames. Witnesses attempted to free the driver from the burning vehicle, but were unsuccessful. The driver was the only occupant. The driver was a white male and…
  • Mother killed by drunk driver

    Randy Miramontez
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Tococh FidelCredit: CHP SOUTH SACRAMENTO, CA – A woman was walking with her 2-year-old child on the sidewalk on Thursday when she was struck and killed by a drunken driver. According to the California Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Tococh Fidel was arrested yesterday on charges of felony DUI, hit and run, vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license. The woman was walking with her 2-year-old just before 6 p.m. Thursday, when Fidel slammed into the mother while they were walking on 47th Avenue near Kiessig Avenue in South Sacramento. After Fidel’s Toyota struck the victim, he lost…
  • Deadly assault in Rancho Cordova

    Randy Miramontez
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    Area of assaultGoogle Maps RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – A man was assaulted and killed last night in the area of Mather Field, this according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. At approximately 11 p.m. Thursday, Rancho Cordova Police Officers received a call from a local hospital regarding a white male in his early 60’s, who was transported by ambulance to receive medical care for assault-related injuries. Patrol officers were able to determine that the assault occurred in the 3300 block of Mather Field Road. Soon after talking to police, the victim succumbed to his injuries.
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    Bnovamusic | The Home of Bossa Nova

  • BossaCucaNova releases catalog

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Together for over 15 years, BossaCucaNova is a group that combines the Brazilian sounds of bossa nova and expertly combines them with electronica. The group was co-founded by Márcio Menesca the son of bossa pioneer Roberto Menescal,along with DJ Marcelinho DaLua and record producer/sound engineer Alex Moreira. Over over the years has consisted of a number of class musicians with the current selection together for a decade now. They’re work has consisted of 7 albums including a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album in 2002. BossaCucaNova “We are more than…
  • Interview with Dave Holmes

    20 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The man trying to spread Brazilian music across Europe. We sat down to have an interview with Dave Holmes. Dave Holmes Bnovamusic:We know that you are already involved in another genre of music, namely electronic music. What made you decide to become a bossa nova artist ? Dave Holmes: After a long break from playing Samba percussion in a group called Toque Tambor, I attended the first ever ‘Encontro’ in the UK centre for Carnival Arts, where many fantastic Samba percussionists from around Europe and Brazil performed. I came away with a real surge of energy and a feeling that I had…
  • The Drums of Bossa Nova

    13 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    There are many unique characteristics that define this beautiful genre and in this article first published in “Easy Does It” we highlight the drums of bossa nova. Marketing has gone truly global. At least for those of us living in the Western world and glued to a screen with access to the internet, there are trends that everybody seem to subscribe to, at least for a minute. Right this minute, there are two trends leading to Brazil, one the biggest in the world, the other just a musical footnote. The latter is about the 50th anniversary of the release of Getz/Gilberto (never mind…
  • Album of the week: Let Your Love Rise – Fabiana Passoni

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Fabiana Passoni displays her  known strengths and reveals some new ones on her latest release, “Let Your Love Rise.” Imagine a sunny afternoon at the beach in seclusion or with an intimate acquaintance and a bottle of Cachaça (Brazilian achohol). Now imagine the perfect soundtrack to go with that experience and what you might get is Fabiana Passoni’s “Let your Love Rise.” A collection of songs released more than 1 year after her previous record the excellent, “Dim the lights.” The song that shares the title of this EP is an original song and Fabiana’s performance is…
  • Such a good night for bossa

    23 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    It is such a goodnight for bossa Not much information is available about the The Charlie Steinmann Orchestra.  What we do know is that group did in fact release one song of particularly notoriety entitled, “It is such a good night.” This go lucky tune has riveting melodies and bright vocals with the kind of light-hearted lyrics that defined the mood on the beach of Rio in the 1950’s. The song features many pop elements but is widely regarded as a bossa nova song primarily. The bossa elements are all present so we can accept that. What better way to bring in the summer than…
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    DJ Intheorious' Mixes

  • MiniMix1 - Trap / Hiphop / Twerk

    DJ Intheorious
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    A Collection of tunes im feeling at the moment. Bass heavy Tracklist coming soon Twitter - djIntheorious Instagram - intheorious
  • Old School RnB vol1 - @djintheorious

    DJ Intheorious
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    A collection of some classic RnB tunes in the mix, some you'll know some you wont however u might get to know some. if you enjoy hit me up on Instagram - intheorious Twitter - Djintheorious Tracklist Craig David - Seven Days Usher - You Make Me Wanna Donell Jones - Shorty (Got Her Eyes On Me) Mario Winans - You Knew feat Slim of 112 Az Yet - Last Night Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise Ne-Yo - Let Me Get This Right Toni Braxton - Please Robin Thicke - Lost Without U The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa TLC - Waterfalls Joe - Stutter Puff Daddy - Satisfy U Ft. R.Kelly Salt-N-Pepa Feat. En Vogue - Whatta…
  • Cookies And Cream DV8 Mix - Hiphop Bashment Afrobeats

    DJ Intheorious
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Hiphop Bashment AFrobeats Mix for Cookies and Cream Milton Keynes Saturday night. Cookies & Cream, 3 Savoy Crescent MK9 3PU Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • EDM JULY 2014 MIX - intheorious

    DJ Intheorious
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    A New EDM mix with brand new music from Hardwell, Martin Garrix, MAKJ, Tiesto, Showtek, DJ Snake, etc Go mix for the gym. Got loads of DROPS!! Tracklist Deniz Koyu - Ruby DVBBS & MOTi - This Is Dirty Outhere Bros vs Deorro - Boom Boom Vs Rambo (Intheorious Edit) Ariana Grande ft. ZeddBreak - Free Hardwell - Everybody Is In The Place TJR & VINAI - Bounce Generation Calvin Harris - Summer - R3hab & Ummet Ozcan Remix David Guetta ft. Sam Martin - Lovers On The Sun - Showtek Remix Armin Van Buuren - Ping Pong - Hardwell Remix Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, & Like Mike - Tremor (Sensation 2014…
  • #EssexFest 2014 Mix by Walshy & Intheorious

    DJ Intheorious
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:43 pm
    This is a mix by my self and Walshy. You'll Be Expecting Nothing But Fresh Current R'n'B, Hip-Hop, Bashment, Deep House & Afrobeats. For Ticket Info Hit Walshy or myself Up Via Twitter Or Direct Message Me On Here. Twitters: @DJWalsh_ @DJintheorious Hope You Enjoy The Mix, Please Leave Any Feedback Or Feel Free To Ask Me Any Questions. @officialdjwalsh Tracklist:
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  • Stream Alt-J New Album ‘This Is All Yours’ On Spotify

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    Two years have passed since we get to know ‘An Awesome Wave’, the debut of Alt-J. Now, few days before the release of their highly anticipated second full-length ‘This Is All Yours’, we received the excellent news about the album getting free to be streaming on Spotify. The album was uploaded to the streaming service Monday (15 [&hellip(Visited 7 times, 2 visits today)
  • U2 New Album ‘Songs Of Innocence’ For Free Download – First Review

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    ‘Songs of Innocence’ was announced last tuesday, September 9, on an Apple event where the Irish band has also acted. At the end of the event, which took place in Cupertino, California, U2 played ‘The Miracle (of Joey Ramone),’  a song that will be the first single from ‘Songs of Innocence’. Bono and Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, revealed after the gig [&hellip(Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)
  • Roger Waters Presents The Wall Documentary at Toronto International Film Festival

    8 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    Pink Floyd 1979 double album The Wall, which inspired the recent The Wall Live World Tour, has now been turned into a documentary featured in Canada’s capital on the day Roger Waters completed 71 years. The documentary ‘Roger Waters: The Wall’, shows the backstage tour of the mythical album by Pink Floyd, and premiered this Saturday at [&hellip(Visited 23 times, 3 visits today)
  • The Best Pink Floyd Wallpapers

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Various images and graphics were designed for Pink Floyd over the years, first by the English art design group Hipgnosis (Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson and Peter Christopherson), who have worked  with Pink Floyd, T. Rex, The Pretty Things, UFO, 10cc, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Scorpions, Yes, Def Leppard, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Alan [&hellip(Visited 86 times, 12 visits today)
  • The Momondo, Festival Map Tool

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    FESTIVAL MAP TOOL The Momondo festival map tool is an easy and indispensable guide to get you to all the fun and action in the best way to suit your needs, at great discounted prices. All you have to do is to click on the heading which will list what you are looking for: FLIGHTS, [&hellip(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)
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    Home of Hip Hop Videos & Rap Music, News, Video, Mixtapes & more

  • Kendrick Lamar – i (Prod. by Rahki)

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    Today, Kendrick Lamar finally releases the first serving off his forthcoming album. With the record produced by Rakhi, sampling “Who’s That Lady” by The Isley Brothers, many fans question if this sophomore album will live up to the expectation of, good kid, m.A.A.d city. With this record talking about bringing peace and love between two known rivial gangs in his hometown, Compton, this is definitely a start. Listen below.
  • Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood Episode 2 (Video)

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    In this week’s episode of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,” Soulja Boy comes clean and reveals his past misgivings. Apryl and Moniece discuss Moniece’s new sex toy line and later Fizz and Moniece rehash Moniece’s sit-down with Fizz’s girlfriend, Amanda. Nikki makes a discovery about her boyfrien and Teairra Mari makes plans to separate herself from Ray J for good. The love issues between Yung Berg and Hazel E are also talked about. Watch the episode below.
  • Kimora Lee Simmons Allegedly Calls Birdman & Keyshia Cole Buffoons

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Keyshia Cole was arrested this past week for allegedly beating up a woman at Birdman’s home. The singer and the YMCMB boss are rumored to be a couple and the woman who was beaten supposedly works with Birdman. A few months back it was rumored that Birdman was dating mogul Kimora Lee Simmons. He even posted a picture of the duo saying, “S/O @officialkimora luv of my life Thanku 4everythang u did and do 4’me RICHGIRL RICHGANG.” Now Kimora is married to Tim Leissner, but is still being tossed into the drama between Birdman and Cole. After her name was mentioned, KLS sent…
  • SiR – Pass Out (Video)

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:05 pm
    SiR “CEO” rolls out his latest video, “Pass Out.” The track is featured on his latest mixtape, Quality Over Quantity available here.
  • Producer Of Chalie Boy’s 2009 Billboard Chart Topping Single ‘I Look Good’, Sets Out To Reconstruct Virginia’s Music Scene

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Equipped with arguably a lifetime’s achievement worth of accolades under his belt, Producing Houston native Chalie Boy‘s 2009 Billboard Chart Topping Single ‘I Look Good’, seasoned hip-hop genre producer and engineer J. Braye is now transitioning himself into the role of A&R and brand manager as he positions himself to reshape Virginia’s soundscape. So exactly how does the former Norfolk State University attendee plan on redefining the sound of the Commonwealth state? Through music of course. J. Braye on his forthcoming business venture: My new vision is to…
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    The Record Stache

  • Matt Zanardo – Love Blind (4AM Mix)

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    It’s been awhile since we featured a track by Matt Zanardo. The last we’ve heard from him was back in February remixing American Authors’ single Best Day of My Life. That song was definitely a party pleaser, but I really prefer this new direction that Matt is taking with Love Blind. This 4AM Mix is packed full of texture and ambiance. There’s a real atmosphere layered throughout the track, and it really shows how Matt Zanardo has come a long way as a producer. The instrumental is lively, and really lets off a late night vibe. The simple sample of “love…
  • ZHU – Gun. (CHVRCHES Cover)

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Before I get into this, let me state that I think ZHU’s cover of this CHVRCHES track is absolutely amazing. The overall vibe is so laid back and smooth, yet the production just begs you to dance. And the fact that they mystery man premiered this track on arguably the world’s best radio station, Triple J in Australia (We seriously need one of these in the US. A nationwide station with top notch music. Sirius/XM doesn’t count.), is a nice move on ZHU’s part. Australia is the biggest set of trendsetters when it comes to electro pop, so premiering a song there, with a…
  • SBTRKT – NEW DORP. NEW YORK. ft. Ezra Koenig

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    I’m still a little tender from when the Vampire Weekend show I had gone to see in Birmingham, AL was cancelled thanks to a freak tornado (or three). It wasn’t a fun night being forced to take shelter in the hotel’s maintenance hallway. So until I get a chance to see VW live again, the band and I are in a bit of a rough patch. With that said, I can’t deny how awesome Ezra Koenig’s feature on SBTRKT’s single New Dorp. New York is. Ezra has been featured on some tracks that take him out of his element before, but this one takes the cake. SBTRKT’s…
  • Flying Lotus – Coronus, The Terminator

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    Ahhhh yeah! FlyLo has blessed us all with another new track off of his upcoming album, You’re Dead!. Coronus, The Terminator comes after the release of songs like Moment of Hesitation (featuring Herbie Hancock!) and Never Catch Me. I love that the new single has this psychedelic, gospel feel to it. It really blends well with the overall theme that seems to be taking shape around this album. I’m a little surprised that we’re getting a new Flying Lotus record before a Captain Murphy debut, but from what I’ve heard so far, You’re Dead! (due out Oct 7th) is going…
  • The Sweet Five #99

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Curated by Stephen ONE WEEK AWAY FROM #100! I AM SO EXCITED! Stick around for something special! If you’re sitting at your desk, at home – wherever and you need a pick me up – The Sweet Five is your hit. Whether you’re into the hippest of hops, or the indie-ist of rocks – The Sweet Five has music that will make your Grandma feel good about herself. The Sweetest Five tracks of the week are below!   Twenty One Pilots – Holding On To You I heard this cool number earlier in the week. Instantly reminded me of Flobots, but obviously with more singing and a…
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    Right Chord MusicRight Chord Music | Right Chord Music

  • Street Joy – Wrong Cloud

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Street Joy “Channeling the feelings of late summer nights filled with unapologetic cheap beer, of loosely laced sneakers sullied with an impulse only the city kids of yesteryear remember, of a misplaced youth that rightfully indulges in equally misplaced nostalgia, of driving your shit car to that dusty, unfrequented record store, of spending hours lying on that terrible carpet you’ve been meaning to tear up, Street Joy makes honeyed rock and roll that’s still rough around the edges–a rock and roll with Northern California roots that have thrived in the Southern California…
  • Caotico – Bad Heart

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:59 pm
    When a tracks achieves over 1,000 plays on Soundcloud in 12 hours, it would be rude not to check it out. Swedish duo Caotico are already stars in their homeland, now they are aiming to takeover over the UK, one indie dance floor at a time. More infectious than the plague.
  • Buy Your Limited Edition RCM T-Shirts

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Exciting news! We’ve only gone and designed two limited edition RCM T-Shirts. Both t-shirts are available for just 29 days via the Makr Marketplace. Order yours today. (Currently only available in the US & Canada) I love RCM I Found Lost On Radio
  • Artist of The Week – Mr Ekow

    21 Sep 2014 | 11:02 pm
    In recent years, London-based musician like Dizzee Rascal and Speech Debelle, have taken on America for the Rap Crown. Joining the campaign, Croydon MC Mr Ekow, provides further proof that Britain can produce great rap music. The underground hip-hop artist has just released his début EP, featuring six-tracks of playful electronics and socially conscious lyrics. His unexpected style is an impressive attempt to show that rap has more than one face. Ekow Chamber by Mr Ekow The product of six years of experience ‘Ekow Chamber,’ is an experimental electro album, with a psychedelic twist. Rap…
  • Best of Amazing Tunes No 14. AKW

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Each week our very own Nick Kavanagh delves into Amazing Radio’s ‘Amazing Tunes’ vault to find and profile one new track or artist. AKW are a 3-piece band from Los Angeles comprising Alex Wisner, Adam Cude and Daniel Donayre. “Last Lines” is the title track of their EP released last year. This track is a mixture of beautiful vocals and acoustic guitar work, and at the same time a very precise and powerful sound.
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    Hamptons DJ

  • Gray Suprise Wedding Southampton 8/23/14

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    This wedding was a great idea.   When Jen approached me with the concept I was excited to be apart of it.  They invited about 50 of their closest friends to what they thought was an engagement party.  Little did they know a priest would be arriving 45 minutes in and they were getting married. […] The post Gray Suprise Wedding Southampton 8/23/14 appeared first on Hamptons DJ.
  • Kevin’s 50th Birthday Party Manorville 8/16/14

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Been a while since I did something in Manorville so I was excited to put in a winning bid on this one. Yes, Thumbtack. The hosts Milli & Kevin were very nice people. I knew i had a very down to earth crowd so I played some classic Rock, motown, and then I went current. […] The post Kevin’s 50th Birthday Party Manorville 8/16/14 appeared first on Hamptons DJ.
  • Heather Benn 40th birthday party boat Real Escape

    10 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    Boat Birthday Party in Sag Harbor 8/9/14   I received a call about a week and half ago to play at a 40th birthday party on a boat.  I was really excited about the opportunity.  A week of thoughts raised a couple of concerns that I wasn’t able to answer.  They told me they had […] The post Heather Benn 40th birthday party boat Real Escape appeared first on Hamptons DJ.
  • Southampton Commons 2014 Annual Holiday Party

    8 Jul 2014 | 4:42 pm
    It’s really been a strange summer, and the one constant is the annual holiday party at Southampton Commons.  It was a relief for me to get back to work after a two week hiatus.  I hope the rest of my summer improves.  Here is my set list i rocked.  Opened up with some big band […] The post Southampton Commons 2014 Annual Holiday Party appeared first on Hamptons DJ.
  • 6/21/14 #Birthday Party Fadi Zaya Wainscott

    23 Jun 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Birthday Party for Fadi Zaya Birthday parties are great in the summer time.I was really looking forward to this birthday party for multiple reasons.  The kind of music, and people renting the house for the weekend.  It’s usually a great combination for a great party and I knew it.   When i found out that […] The post 6/21/14 #Birthday Party Fadi Zaya Wainscott appeared first on Hamptons DJ.
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    Ed Sullivan Show

  • RIP Joan Rivers (1933-2014)

    4 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    All of us at The Ed Sullivan Show and SOFA Entertainment are deeply saddened by the passing of the legendary comedian Joan Rivers. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Joan got her start playing the café’s of Greenwich Village before becoming a staple of television in the 1960s. She made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show, first with Jack Parr, and then with longtime host Johnny Carson, becoming a staple of late night television. Joan Rivers had a very special relationship to The Ed Sullivan Show. Not only did she make 19 appearances on the program, she also wrote lines for another beloved…
  • Happy 70th Birthday Diana Ross!

    26 Mar 2014 | 9:49 am
    The Ed Sullivan Show would like to wish a very happy 70th birthday to the first lady of Motown, Diana Ross! Many musical acts broke into the mainstream on the Sullivan stage. Elvis, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones are just a few of the names that come to mind. As big as those performances were, there was a group that made more appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show than all of those acts put together. With 18 appearances, Diana Ross and The Supremes stood tall above all other pop performers as one of Sullivan’s most ubiquitous guests. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the teenage Ross…
  • The Beatles in America

    28 Jan 2014 | 5:55 pm
    On Sunday February 9th, 1964, at 8pm, the course of the music history changed forever after The Beatles stepped on The Ed Sullivan Show stage for their first appearance on American television. That night, history was made as these British sensations with long hair performed scorching versions of some of their greatest songs at the time, including “She Loves You,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” and their latest hit, “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”  On Sunday February 9th 2014 the world will celebrate The Beatles 50th anniversary of this unforgettable night that changed America.
  • The Beatles: 50 Facts for the 50th Anniversary

    13 Jan 2014 | 6:41 pm
    1. John Lennon met Paul McCartney at a Liverpool church fair where Lennon’s band The Quarrymen were playing. Paul would join the group shortly thereafter. 2. Though not widely known, Stuart Sutcliffe was an original member of The Beatles, playing bass in the group’s early years. John Lennon and Stuart were art school friends and after he sold one of his paintings was encouraged to buy a musical instrument: either bass or drums as the band was in need of both. 3. John Lennon met his first wife, Cynthia, at art school in Liverpool. They married on August 23rd, 1962. John was 21 and Cynthia…
  • Revolution: A Beatles Bio

    10 Dec 2013 | 3:18 pm
    Revolution: A Beatles Bio The Beatles started off as a group called The Quarrymen, founded by John Lennon and his schoolmates in Liverpool, England, 1956. Paul McCartney joined the band shortly afterwards as a rhythm guitarist. George Harrison was a friend of Paul’s and badly wanted to join the band. Though John initially thought the 14 year old Harrison was too young, he eventually agreed to let him join as lead guitar player. In early 1960, John Lennon’s friend and local art student Stu Sutcliffe joined on bass guitar and came up with the band’s name, originally The Silver Beetles…
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    Weekly Music Commentary

  • Open Communication or Private Thoughts

    Edward Reid
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Keyshia Cole"If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!"Wllliam Makepeace ThackerayA few years back there were several entertainment companies searching for female vocalists throughout south Florida. Interestingly, most of the major recording companies wanted to sign artists that required very little development. Nonetheless, there were several management companies that wanted artists who possessed enough talent that would…
  • The Middle of the Quiet Storm

    Edward Reid
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Smokey Robinson"When someone picks up one of my songs and records it, I’m a flattered man; it’s a blessing to me."The quote above comes from a man considered worldwide as one of the greatest songwriters of all time: William “Smokey” Robinson. The talented songwriter also possesses one of the most recognizable signing voices with many hits as evidence of his popularity. However, the most remarkable thing about this very talented musician is that he is still performing and recording, with almost sixty years in the music industry. It is no wonder that Smokey Robinson considers himself…
  • Memphis Music: Yesterday And Today

    Edward Reid
    7 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    The best way to gain knowledge of any people is to learn about their environment. As you travel to different cities or countries, there is a lot to learn from museum visits. The museum will expose much about the culture, intelligence, and most importantly the history of surrounding residents. I mention the importance of history because it can give chronological order to the events that brought us to the present day community. Along with the history is the importance of the community culture; namely musical culture.You see, every place tends to have a musical history. Some places have the…
  • The Reality of the Business

    Edward Reid
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Keke WyattIn previous posts you may remember me writing about the difficulty of navigating within the music industry. Well, it is complicated no matter the level of your achievement. I can remember in years past speaking with so many aspiring artists working hard in order to get the attention of record executives, and subsequently sign a recording contract. I’ve had the vantage point after a period of over twenty years of seeing changes in aspects of the music industry. Some still chase the record contract, but for many others technology has provided additional avenues into the music…
  • They Cannot Slow Down

    Edward Reid
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    Lady AntebellumI am always amazed when people feel they know all about my musical background. If we never sat down and discussed specific aspects about my education and career achievements, it is safe to assume you really have no clue. When I started learning music in high school, diversity was not a musical goal. To be honest, I did not know what I was going to do within the music industry. The view of my path did not become clear until my latter semesters of college. Once I started to take on various musical projects, I developed relationships with artists and industry execs across genre…
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    Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Music Production Blog

  • Apple's New Audio System For Thin Devices

    Bobby Owsinski
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Every since Apple hired my friend and surround sound mentor Tomlinson Holman a few years ago, I knew that the company would be working towards higher audio quality in a profound way. And generally speaking, the sound of Apple products does continue to improve, even if it's hardly ever noted. I just purchased a new iMac and Macbook Pro, and could immediately tell the difference between my 3 year old versions.This recent Apple patent application was dug up that's titled "Long Throw Acoustic Transducer," and it relates to a playback element in the thin device iOS environment. The idea behind it…
  • New Music Gear Monday: UAD AMS RMX16 Plugin

    Bobby Owsinski
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    There is so much new gear coming out for the upcoming AES show that it's an exciting time. One of the things I'm most excited about is the new AMS RMX16 plugin for the Universal Audio UAD platform. The original hardware box had a very distinctive sound that, along with the SSL 4k buss compressor, is really the sound of the 80s in many ways.The algorithms in the RMX16 plug are exactly the same as the hardware unit, and includes those wonderful Ambience and Non-linear programs that we all used so much way back then. There are also a number of features that are unique to the plugin that…
  • Engineer Ed Stasium On The Latest Inner Circle Podcast

    Bobby Owsinski
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    My latest Inner Circle podcast features the great engineer Ed Stasium who talks about the excellent guitar sound that he gets (my personal favorite) on the records that he's done for The Ramones, Living Color, and Mick Jagger among many others. We'll also touch upon some interesting other bits of his engineer career, like his first record ("Midnight Train To Georgia").In the intro section, I also talk about the pros and cons of giving your music away, as well as the 8 different things that enter into creating a production budget.Remember that you can find the podcast either…
  • The Who "Who Are You" Isolated Drums

    Bobby Owsinski
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    I just love listening to tracks from a hit song. It doesn't matter from which era, since each hit captures some kind of magic, and it's fun trying to sort out exactly what that magic is. Today we'll look at the drum track from a hit from The Who from 1978 called "Who Are You."This was the last recording of drummer Keith Moon, as he died 20 days after the album was released. Moon was a one-of-a-kind drummer, especially when compared with the drummers of today, and you'll hear that his playing is almost garage-band like, although it was perfect for The Who at the time.What's interesting was…
  • How Much Does Music Contribute To A Film?

    Bobby Owsinski
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    It's really easy to take film music for granted. When it's done really well, we don't notice it at all; it just enhances the film in ways that we really perceive, but don't necessarily pay attention to.Here's a great example of how important the music of a film can be. It's a short clip from the original Star Wars (Episode 4), but minus the John Williams score after the first 15 seconds.Considering that this was the feel good payoff of the film, notice how awkward it is without the music (kind of like real life sometimes).So hail to all film composers and all the things you do! Help support…
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    Rock and Roll Omnibus

  • Turning a 60's pop band into a cookin' 70's R&B group in about 50 (or more) steps.

    Cas Countz
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:55 pm
    It is the rarity for music groups to keep the same lineup over the course of it's history. Reasons include (but not exclusive to):Sick of being poorSick of travelingSick of bandmatesSick of abusing substancesSick of corporate runaroundsSick of being sickSick of being unknown Sick of being known Sick of being underapprcatedSick of being badIllness DeathAny or all of those have put the kibosh on the dreams or harmony of a musical group. Some groups change rarely, but just the sheer number of years on the road will bring about change. Others can change lineups so much that reunions of the bands…
  • Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted

    Cas Countz
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:56 am
         Last time many of you heard from me on this forum, we had stopped the radio show and the blog posts had slowed to a trickle. Life had changed our plans, and although we willing accepted the changes in our career plans and our move to Southern Mississippi, the extra responsibilities caused me to rethink some priorities and the radio show AND blog went by the wayside.     There were attempts on my part to re-ignite the blog by setting up a new site and domain name, but just couldn't get the mojo working again. A friend of mine said to me several years…
  • Where we are at...and where we are going.

    Cas Countz
    6 Dec 2013 | 8:36 am
         A funny thing has happened to the Omnibus over the last two months...     In September of this year, I put the Omnibus aside for some time. We had moved to Southern Mississippi to assist with the care of my wife's mother. My desire was to continue teaching piano to children, which was what I had been doing in Nashville. For whatever reasons, I miscalculated my ability to quickly grow the same business down here, and found myself in the unenviable position of looking for work. The radio show was the first to go, and then about a month later it was…
  • Edwin Hawkins Singers--Oh Happy Day (1969)

    Cas Countz
    27 Sep 2013 | 8:39 am
          The advent of You Tube has brought an entirely different avenue for people to become music stars. In the early days of rock music especially in the US, artists would become popular in their local area, put a record out, and hope that a national chain would buy the contract so that the artist would get national exposure. This was the way that the Edwin Hawkins Singers would do it as well, the story behind this great song is even more interesting.     Edwin Hawkins was a prodigy, having taken over as the keyboard player in his family's gospel…
  • Chesney Hawkes--The One and Only (1991)

    Cas Countz
    26 Sep 2013 | 7:36 am
         I have always liked Michael J. Fox. "Family Ties" was one of the only sitcoms I bothered to watch in the 80's (heck, it's one of the few I've bothered to watch period), mainly because of his talents, and his movies have been consistently good, even though many of his best known roles were variations on his Alex P. Keaton persona. Although many point to the "Back to the Future" movies as his best, my favorites were, "Secret of my Success" and "Doc Hollywood". It's the latter movie which leads me to today's blog.      British singer, Chesney Hawkes…
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  • Video: Mumblr- ITAUATT (I Think About u All The Time) + Full of Snakes Stream

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:03 am
    It'sssssssss heeeeerrrrrrrre! Mumblr's debut full length album, Full of Snakes, is ready to slither all up in your insides and make you feel things. On top of being able to hear the album in full, Mumblr has dropped an odd yet hilarious video for their repetitive yet infectious track, ITAUATT (I Think About u All The Time). Directed by their tall friend Hannah Hamilton, the video features all four members mouthing the words, dancing, doing silly shit, and then coming together at the very end to give you a grand finale like only Mumblr can.Full of Snakes by Mumblr
  • Melkbelly- Doomspringa

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    We told you to keep an ear on Chicago's Melkbelly. The band wooed new label Automatic Recordings to make their inaugural release the foursome's debut LP Pennsylvania, laced with a chaotic yet accessible trash rock sound fueled by quick punk drumming, dirty riffs, and lead singer Miranda Stokes' saccharine shrill.DOOMSPRINGA by Melkbelly The first taste from the record is "Doomspringa," a jarring post-punk cut featuring quick drumming and darting guitar shrieks glazed in Stokes' sugary vocals.Pre-order vinyl here
  • Album of the Week: Dead Soft- S/T

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Vancouver's Dead Soft caught my attention with their 2013 EP Teen Fiction, but they floored me with their latest self-titled album. Dead Soft by Dead Soft Their fuzz-pop ethos remains but emits a more focused, mature, and meaty sound this time around. Heavier, pedal-fueled grunge guitars provide a perfect foundation for lead singer Nathaniel Epp's sweet yet gravely vocals while subtle background vocals from bassist Keeley Rochon adds a special balance to the music. The harmonies and pop undertones are still present from their last EP; however, it's a moodier and more grown up…
  • Flesh World- S/T LP

    4 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    On their debut LP, San Francisco, CA’s Flesh World play ice-soaked punk rock led by dark and infectious guitar flourishes and a just-under-the-surface pop sensibility that makes each song an immediate stand out track.  Featuring band members who are all veterans of the DIY punk scene — from bands including Limp Wrist, Brilliant Colors, Needles, and more — Flesh World brings influences from a host of punk sub-genres together, calling to mind the tense moodiness of classic British post punk, the sneer of the 1977 school, and just a hint of C86 flourish and feedback. Most importantly,…
  • Giggly Boys- . (Free EP)

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bushwick-based post-punk foursome Giggly Boys made a name for themselves earlier this summer with their debut EP entitled .. by Giggly BoysFull of grinding guitar scuzz, primitive drumming, and moody vocals, Giggly Boys' EP is abrasive yet alluring as 80s goth, post-punk, and Protomartyr-esque sounds circle around the lead singer's reckless stop-start barks. The EP as a whole is a grower, but "Sick Joke" is a scorcher that will immediately grab your ear. Supposedly this band was just for shits and giggles-- hence the name-- but I'm hoping they continue to fuck around. Punk without…
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    Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • Episode 60 - Chromeo

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:39 am
    Dave 1 and P-Thugg of Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo chat with Simon and Brian about the writing of recent songs like 'Come Alive', 'Jealous (I Ain't With It)', 'Over Your Shoulder', 'Lost on the Way Home', 'Old 45s', and older songs like 'Fancy Footwork' and 'Hot Mess'. The guys also describe their approach to working with vintage synthesisers and the music that has influenced them.
  • Episode 59 - Loudon Wainwright III

    11 Aug 2014 | 2:06 am
    Veteran singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III joins Simon and Brian for a chat about the writing of his latest album Haven't Got the Blues (Yet) and songs from throughout his career such as 'School Days', 'Motel Blues', 'Dead Skunk', 'The Swimming Song', 'Rufus is a Tit Man', 'Unhappy Anniversary', 'Hitting You', 'White Winos' and 'The Days That We Die'. Loudon also speaks about his illustrious family and his work as an actor.
  • Episode 58 - Adam Schlesinger

    27 Jun 2014 | 3:04 am
    Songwriter/producer Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne chats with Sodajerker about the songwriting process behind songs like 'Stacy's Mom', 'Hackensack', 'Strapped for Cash', 'Someone to Love' and 'All Kinds of Time'. Adam also talks about a number of songs he has written for film, TV and theatre, including the title song for 'That Thing You Do!', 'Way Back into Love' (Music & Lyrics) and 'There Are Much Worse Things to Believe In' (A Colbert Christmas).
  • Episode 57 - Eg White

    15 May 2014 | 3:52 am
    Songwriter Eg White, the pop powerhouse behind songs like 'Chasing Pavements' (Adele), 'Leave Right Now' (Will Young), 'Once' (Diana Vickers), 'Nothing's Real But Love' (Rebecca Ferguson), 'You Give Me Something' and 'Wonderful World' (James Morrison), joins Simon and Brian for a chat about his creative process and the life of the professional songwriter. Eg also discusses the music he has made for himself, such as his solo album Adventure Man, and the critically acclaimed Eg & Alice album 24 Years of Hunger
  • Episode 56 - Chris Difford

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:28 am
    Lyricist and songwriter Chris Difford, known for his work in Squeeze, talks about the writing of such classic songs as 'Cool for Cats', 'Up the Junction', 'Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)', 'Tempted', 'King George Street', 'Hourglass', 'Some Fantastic Place' and more. In addition to describing his 40+ year songwriting partnership with Glenn Tilbrook, Chris also talks about some of the songs from solo albums like Cashmere if You Can, and his collaborations with a number of other artists.
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    Musician Makers
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:13 pm
    MUSIC FOR KIDDIE PARTIES: TABOO LIST YOU SHOULD DO WITHOUT Lilly Deane has a knack for putting together some of the best kiddie parties that include music entertainment for kids. She shares this passion at Madfun and in blogs like this one. In here, she’ll be discussing about music that should never be played when having a kiddie party. When it comes to kiddie parties, playing music is already a standard practice to help the kids and other guests keep entertained. Why? You can use music to make the kids dance. Pop up a tune and you can ask all the kid guests to join in a game of freeze…
  • Top 10 Guitars for Girls

    Musician Makers
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post Top 10 Guitars for Girls appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • Types of Guitars

    Musician Makers
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:28 am
    Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post Types of Guitars appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • Music Programs to Consider for Children

    Musician Makers
    4 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Music Programs to Consider for Children Some people say that music is dying out and that our little ones will not be able to learn about how great it is. Even if your local schools are cutting down on music classes, you can consider looking to these sources to find a music program right for your child. Summer Camps Your children love to play outside during the summer, but they also like to create their own music and play some instruments. Look for summer camps that offer programs in music. These camps might be entirely based around music where children are working on their skills from the…
  • Guitars of Legend: That Rock and Roll Sound

    Musician Makers
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post Guitars of Legend: That Rock and Roll Sound appeared first on Musician-Makers.
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  • Nite Fields air debut single ‘Vacation’

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Fresh from signing to the LA based record label Felte; Aussie four-piece Nite Fields have unveiled their debut single ‘Vacation’. Fans of the shoegaze genre should take note; ‘Vacation’ is filled with it, albeit with a rawer-edge than some of the well-produced electro you’ll be used to. In a nut-shell, Nite Fields are like finding a rough-gem full of potential. Take a listen to their first offering below, and look out for the debut LP in 2015. By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Velvet Morning sign to RIP Records

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    RIP Records ever-burgeoning roster continues to build with news that Leigh-on-sea natives, Velvet Morning are the latest act to sign to the label. Along with today’s label announcement, Velvet Morning has shared the trippy video to ‘Green Whale’, which will be the first release on RIP Records. Check out the video below:   TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: FMLYBND – ‘Out of Touch’

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:07 pm
    FMLYBND’s penchant for firing out hooky-heavy tracks shows no sign of abating, as the Isla Vista quartet’s latest offering; ‘Out of Touch’ continues their trend of producing synth-heavy bliss. ‘Out of Touch’ is the second next-track to be lifted from FMLYBND’s forthcoming, ‘Back To Life’ EP after ‘Young Wild’ was given its premiere two weeks ago, and with its long-winded synths and feel good vibes, the band continue to justify all the hype they built around themselves when their debut single ‘Electricity’ went viral online last-year. FMLYBND will release ‘Back…
  • In Photos: JAWS @ The Garage, London 19.09.14

    21 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Girl Band sign to Domino Publishing

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    Dublin punks Girl Band have announced today they’ll be joining the roster of Domino Publishing, as they push towards the release of their debut LP in 2015. Unveiling the news earlier today via Facebook the band commented: “Absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve joined the publishing team over at Domino. Woot woot” Girl Band are on tour at the moment, their remaining dates are as follows: ( * with ‘Band of Sculls) September 19 – Joe Lees, Tullamore, IRE 20 – Clonakilty Int Guitar Fest, IRE 26 – Kasbah Social Club, Limerick, IRE 27 – The Button Factory,…
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    Weekly Podcast

  • Lets Start a Throbbing Gristle Tribute band

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    Its going to be great, we can all wear leopard skins. RelatedIs It Me? I was tuning my guitar preparing for the The post Lets Start a Throbbing Gristle Tribute band appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • “Violin rock” trio Direct Divide begin 33-date national tour

    Christopher Russell
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Seattle outfit Direct Divide will tour North America from September to November, visiting 19 states and performing at 33 separate venues It’s The post “Violin rock” trio Direct Divide begin 33-date national tour appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • indie music

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    My music is a mix of punk rock guitar riffs and soulful poppy vocals i have been writing and playing and singing The post indie music appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Midsummer by J. Venom

    13 Sep 2014 | 1:03 am
    On 9/10/14, J. Venom, a hip-hop/rap/nerdcore artist from Cincinnati, released his annual mixtape, titled Midsummer. Unlike most of Venom's other releases up The post Midsummer by J. Venom appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
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  • Nite Fields air debut single ‘Vacation’

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Fresh from signing to the LA based record label Felte; Aussie four-piece Nite Fields have unveiled their debut single ‘Vacation’. Fans of the shoegaze genre should take note; ‘Vacation’ is filled with it, albeit with a rawer-edge than some of the well-produced electro you’ll be used to. In a nut-shell, Nite Fields are like finding a rough-gem full of potential. Take a listen to their first offering below, and look out for the debut LP in 2015. By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Velvet Morning sign to RIP Records

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    RIP Records ever-burgeoning roster continues to build with news that Leigh-on-sea natives, Velvet Morning are the latest act to sign to the label. Along with today’s label announcement, Velvet Morning has shared the trippy video to ‘Green Whale’, which will be the first release on RIP Records. Check out the video below:   TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: FMLYBND – ‘Out of Touch’

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:07 pm
    FMLYBND’s penchant for firing out hooky-heavy tracks shows no sign of abating, as the Isla Vista quartet’s latest offering; ‘Out of Touch’ continues their trend of producing synth-heavy bliss. ‘Out of Touch’ is the second next-track to be lifted from FMLYBND’s forthcoming, ‘Back To Life’ EP after ‘Young Wild’ was given its premiere two weeks ago, and with its long-winded synths and feel good vibes, the band continue to justify all the hype they built around themselves when their debut single ‘Electricity’ went viral online last-year. FMLYBND will release ‘Back…
  • In Photos: JAWS @ The Garage, London 19.09.14

    21 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Girl Band sign to Domino Publishing

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    Dublin punks Girl Band have announced today they’ll be joining the roster of Domino Publishing, as they push towards the release of their debut LP in 2015. Unveiling the news earlier today via Facebook the band commented: “Absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve joined the publishing team over at Domino. Woot woot” Girl Band are on tour at the moment, their remaining dates are as follows: ( * with ‘Band of Sculls) September 19 – Joe Lees, Tullamore, IRE 20 – Clonakilty Int Guitar Fest, IRE 26 – Kasbah Social Club, Limerick, IRE 27 – The Button Factory,…
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    Rock.It Boy Entertainment


    Siren D
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    By Siren D It’s nothing new to see some of our favourite Rock Stars sporting makeup. Over the years, we have seen some of the most talented and recognized people on the planet decorate their face with cosmetics. From a bit of black liner around the eyes to entire faces covered in the stuff.  Some only wore it once or twice or once in a while, while others, it seems, have made it their schtick, to the point that they wouldn’t be recognized without.  Ive compiled a list below (in no particular order) of a few that came to mind.  Do any of your favourite musicians don the…

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    Lauren K. Jones: Electric Cello

  • New Don't Panic Song: Transcendence

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:15 pm
    This weekend we released a song called Transcendence. This song is a particular favorite of mine as a cellist. Because of the
  • Don't Panic Photo Shoot

    9 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Back in August, we had a photo shoot with photographer Tim Harmon, who has worked with artists such as Blink-182 and is well known for creative band shots.
  • New Don't Panic Song

    10 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Yesterday, we released a new song called "Unstoppable." We've been working on perfecting this one for a couple of months.
  • Don't Panic's First Show!

    8 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    After working for several months on new songs adding our new bass player, Brent, to the mix, we are finally ready to anounce our first show!
  • Fundraiser This Saturday

    6 Nov 2013 | 2:30 pm
    This weekend, Nick Medlock (of Call Me Old Fashioned) and I will be joining Ryan Tree at a fundraiser for an organization called Find Me.
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    Style of Sound

  • LOSCIL | Ahull from their New Album ‘Sea Island’

    John Noi
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Sea Island is a new collection of new material composed and recorded over the past two years by Loscil, it marks the first release on kranky since 2012’s Sketches From ... Read More The post LOSCIL | Ahull from their New Album ‘Sea Island’ appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • KOshowKO | It’s Time Now EP | Emerald & Doreen Records

    John Noi
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    KOshowKO is the brainchild of Polish born, Melbourne based producer Martin K, also known for his releases under the Philosophy Of Sound moniker on Discotexas. The story of ‘It’s Time ... Read More The post KOshowKO | It’s Time Now EP | Emerald & Doreen Records appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Manual Movement September 2014 | Sezer Uysal Techno Set

    John Noi
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    Dance niceness coming from Dutch label Manual Music‘s Sezer Uysal. Be sure to check out ‘Le Grand Labyrinthe’, the first single from Sezer’s upcoming debut album ‘1 Body 2 Souls’. ... Read More The post Manual Movement September 2014 | Sezer Uysal Techno Set appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • House of Peroni London | 3rd-31st October 2014

    John Noi
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Open from 3rd October, The House of Peroni takes inspiration from this transformative, dynamic city; a city at the heart of the Peroni Nastro Azzurro story. Guests are invited to ... Read More The post House of Peroni London | 3rd-31st October 2014 appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Typodarium 2015 | Become a Master of Font Identification

    John Noi
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Typodarium is a neat calendar which presents a new font every day of the year. Designed by 223 designers from 156 foundries, the Typodarium offers aficionados of good-looking design ... Read More The post Typodarium 2015 | Become a Master of Font Identification appeared first on Style of Sound.
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    Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither

  • Behind the Video: “Roselle”

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    This is another example of a simple little story that took a long time to properly represent on video. This is likely because I’m stubborn, I new exactly how I wanted to present “Roselle’s” 911 rescue tale, and I wouldn’t… Read more → The post Behind the Video: “Roselle” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #138: Jim Dyar’s “Rembrandts on Red Walls”

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    Click here to listen to the interview with Jim Dyar (time = 29:31) Sometimes is really does take a trip into the redwoods to land a podcast. And it’s usually worth it. This episode’s a long time coming…it’s a visit with northern… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #138: Jim Dyar’s “Rembrandts on Red Walls” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Brad. The Foster Dog. Returns.

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    September 6th 2014 Update: Brad’s “Pom With an Edge” attitude worked in his favor. He met his new forever family and their THREE Springer Spaniels on Saturday afternoon. The female of the pack is a little territorial, so she and… Read more → The post Brad. The Foster Dog. Returns. appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #137: Bourne Archer and “Treasures Roadhouse”

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Click here to listen to the interview with Bourne Archer (time = 30:31) Just think. If it weren’t for El Azteca, Watsonville might have yet another taqueria*. Fortunately for Bourne Archer – and us – when Bourne was scouting restaurant locations and… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #137: Bourne Archer and “Treasures Roadhouse” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Behind the Video: “Now It’s a Taqueria”

    27 Jun 2014 | 8:41 am
    It took awhile, as worthwhile projects always do, but the video for my song “Now It’s a Taqueria” (from my CD “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night”) is finished and just aching to go viral. At it’s most basic, the song is just… Read more → The post Behind the Video: “Now It’s a Taqueria” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
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    Snapshots and Needle Drops

  • We Know The Moves

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
      The West Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa – Scheduled to reopen in 2017 Having each calendar year begin on a seemingly arbitrary day smack in the middle of the winter – just another cold day, undistinguishable from the cold days that preceded it – always struck me as an odd way to start fresh. If I had my way, I would have advised Pope Gregory to start every year in September. What better way to begin anew than during the most dramatic seasonal transition of all, that from summer to fall? On the subject of fresh starts, I have recently moved. I packed up my things in Montreal…
  • Osheaga Wish List

    4 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Festival-goers waiting for the headliner acts on the main stages I’ve been sick for over a week now. Runny nose, headache, sore throat, hacking cough: sick. My voice swings from sounding like a suffocating chipmunk to Beast (à  la ‘Beauty and the’), if Beast smoked 4 packs a day. I’m doing everything right: resting, drinking hot lemon water and honey, eating well, taking vitamins, going for short walks…. nada. The Beast is here to stay. However, after a weekend of seeing masses of selfies and status updates, I’ve decided that my body is in protest for…
  • Welcome to My Zoo

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    I’m a sucker for a good bass line. This song by Glass Animals – an indie rock band from Oxford, England – delivers. When you grow up living with a sibling who plays the bass guitar non-stop, you cannot help but develop an ear for new, distinctive, groovy bass riffs. In fact, it is to your advantage to recommend new tracks to your sibling, otherwise you’re just stuck listening to “Aeroplane” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers on repeat. I also love all the background noises on this song. Listen closely! Maybe it’s the fact that I’m writing this in the middle of the Quebec…
  • Go West, Young Woman

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Running of the bulls in the Camargue marshlands, France, 1998 I recently rediscovered my old high school diary. It is a treasure trove of late 1990s pop culture gems; no page goes by without some mention of Leonardo DiCaprio, Radiohead, My So-Called Life, or Titanic. None of that came as much of a shock to me. What did surprise me, however, was how much time and effort I devoted to staying in touch with friends. Entry upon entry details the harrowing experience of calling friends’ landlines and leaving messages with their parents. Which was then subsequently followed by intense worry and…
  • Sing With Me Whale

    7 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Whale! Port Stephens, NSW, Australia I had mixed reviews the first time I heard this song: loved it to start, but then found the constant repetition off-putting. I brushed it aside as a non-starter for Snapshots– only to have it slowly invade my subconscious over the next two weeks. Now it plays all the time– both in my head and in my apartment. I’ve found it ideal for hanging laundry, preparing lunch, cleaning out the cupboards… This lo-fi track “Whale” is from Brooklyn band Yellow Ostrich. It features tribal-like beats and increasingly layered vocals. It…
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    Uke Song of the Month | RSS Feed

  • Get Better at Ukulele Strumming–free video workshop

    Danno Sullivan
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Free 3-part video series to help you get better at the most important aspect of ukulele playing–strumming! Click here to start! This is a perfect way to start learning the essential of uke playing without having to pay for expensive ukulele lessons. The post Get Better at Ukulele Strumming–free video workshop appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • Uke Players: Scared to Jam?

    Danno Sullivan
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    “Hey, let’s jam.” Do those words strike fear into your heart? Does your little internal ukulele player start saying things like, What if I don’t know the song? What if I don’t know the chords? What if I don’t know the strum pattern? What if someone looks at me and says, “Take it!”? Yes, there is much to fear when ... Read More The post Uke Players: Scared to Jam? appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • Learning Tab on Your Uke–here’s a fun place to start

    Danno Sullivan
    9 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    A quick tutorial on reading uke tablature, and especially, playing melody and chords at the same time! Free instructional video and tab download. The post Learning Tab on Your Uke–here’s a fun place to start appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • 5 Minutes to Ukulele Mastery?

    Danno Sullivan
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    5 ways to get better on your uke in just 5 minutes a day! The post 5 Minutes to Ukulele Mastery? appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • 23. “Baby Your Mother” ukulele song

    Danno Sullivan
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    You have my personal guarantee that this song will make either you or your mother weep. For completely different reasons. The post 23. “Baby Your Mother” ukulele song appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
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    Radio Crowdfund

  • Flannel Graph, Hare and the Hounds

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    #75. Hmph. Tough week in the wilderness, a lot of very marginal music on Kickstarter in particular, but I can’t let Indiegogo go without a flame: ooofff for most of the campaigns there, too. Soooo… a one-and-one this time around — the music from the AMAZING Flannel Graph should be more than enough for two. Hare and the Hounds not too shabby either, so I’m happy with the quality control on this post. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to embed your wonderful, original music. Let me know if credit is due for photos.
  • The Red Telephone, James Harris Moore, Summer Underground

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Paul Schomer #74. A relatively pleasant week in the wilderness. The return of a mid-90s Boston pop band, a singer/songwriter guy out of Charlottesville, and something completely different different from the big city. That’s the idea this week, so listen up right. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to embed your wonderful, original music. Let me know if credit is due for photos. On to campaign updates — some well-deserving bands on here that need a little help… AAAALLLLMOST > REINA DEL CID: $12,584 of $20K, 11 days. >…
  • Colonies, Reina del Cid

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Paul Schomer #73. And we’re back. I know I crow a lot about “new” music, then proceed to post audio from albums made five years ago (see below, Colonies). My take is that if the sound is right, they can do it again. OK, I won’t punish the point. Let’s get to the new music makers, no baby steps. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to embed your wonderful, original music. Let me know if credit is due for photos. - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -…
  • Imminent Return!

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Paul Schomer Radio Crowdfund is almost back! A new batch of crowdfunding artists and crowdfunded music will arrive Thursday evening. See you then! Huge thanks to Austin Music Foundation and the participants on the music crowdfunding panel: Alexander Beggins (Wild Child), Austin-based singer songwriter Erin Ivey, and Roger Blevins (Mingo Fishtrap), plus the amazing John Pinter, founder of the subscription music patronage site
  • Mid-Hi Ate Us Update, Vulfpeck

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:57 pm
    The full-on beauty of Radio Crowdfund posts will fully return to this space the Thursday after Labor Day, aka September 4. Meantime, I will be moderating an Austin Music Foundation panel discussion this week, “Creative Funding: How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign From Start to Finish,” at 6PM Wednesday, August 20, at One-2-One, 1509 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX, 78704. Panelists include Austin musicians / successful crowdfunders Alexander Beggins (Wild Child), Erin Ivey (Austin Artist), and Roger Blevins (Mingo Fishtrap). RSVP here for the event or just come on by,…
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  • Learning to Sing: The First Lesson

    Nick Long
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Learning to sing can be daunting. Experienced musician Nick Long recently started learning and here he shares his top tips from his first few singing lessons. Continue reading →Related posts:Isn’t it time you learned to sing? Learn to sing in tune: with Tune It Up! The Choir Who Can’t Sing (George Bevan)
  • Isn’t it time you learned to sing?

    Nick Long
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Why would a capable musician playing in bands decide to learn to sing as well? Find out and discover if you should do the same in this revealing article. Continue reading →Related posts:Learn to sing in tune: with Tune It Up! How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune The Choir Who Can’t Sing (George Bevan)
  • Ear Training Q&A: Your Questions Answered

    Christopher Sutton
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Here are some recent questions we've received from students about ear training and the answers we gave. Intervals, audio, chords, singing, planning and more. Continue reading →Related posts:The Top 10 Ear Training FAQs of 2013: Answered! Getting Started: The Importance of a Warm-Up Routine The Importance of Ear Training for Musicians
  • 3 Singing Exercises to Improve Your Vocal Pitching

    Jenny Green
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    Few things sound worse than an out-of-tune singer. Try these three simple exercises to improve your vocal pitch control and ensure you always sing in tune. Continue reading →Related posts:The 16 Keys to a Good Singing Voice Ear Training Exercises For Playing 3 Chord Songs Open Your Ears to Tuvan Throat Singing!
  • The 16 Keys to a Good Singing Voice

    Christopher Sutton
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    What does it mean to have a good voice, and can you learn it? Why do some singers sound bad? Here are 16 tips to help you get a good singing voice yourself. Continue reading →Related posts:How To Love Your Own Singing Voice Open Your Ears to Tuvan Throat Singing! How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune
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    The Daily Soundtrack

  • Team Spirit – MRDR It’s OK

    Alex Lupica
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’re following along, you know that this weekend is Riot Fest in Chicago. I, as stated before, am not there, but if you are, perhaps you should give this a heads-up. See, being in my 30s, and being that I was to be in a great city, I wanted to make sure I had time to spend in the city, with my friend, or both during the trip, instead of locking myself in Humboldt Park for 12 hours, eating overpriced fairground food, sitting in mud, and other things old folks don’t dig. As such, I went through the “bottom twenty” so to speak, or the bands which were listed lowest…
  • Mineral – Gloria

    Alex Lupica
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    This week, I was supposed to be preparing to go to my first music festival. Sure, as a teen I went to a few Ozzfests, and one legendary Locobazooka, but these were day-long events. I have never found myself at Bonnaroo, though I’m ecstatic with its turn from hippie blazefest to music festival over the course of the last decade. Lollapalooza, despite being an important touchstone from the ’90s, was a tour I was too young to get to in its first incarnation, and an event I’ve been overall unimpressed by as a three-day bender. Pitchfork’s fest would be intolerable. SXSW,…
  • What Makes a Parody “Good”?

    Alex Lupica
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    It is a fact universally acknowledged that songs of a certain age and popularity are basically destined to find themselves covered by “Weird” Al Yankovic. It is probably equally acknowledged, however, that the man goes into and out of obscurity, like clockwork, at about the same rate as the songs he targets. The first big leaks of a Weird Al-bum blow up social media (this is true as far back as Alapalooza, the first release that was on my radar around 20 years ago, which came with MTV news briefs, exclusive premiers, and probably a round of Al-TV). Shortly after, he fades back…
  • Self – Runaway

    Alex Lupica
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Lots of people may argue this point, but without a doubt the most important thing to happen in music since we went off air in the spring, in my eyes, was the return of Self. Self, the band run by the creator of the score to Henry Hugglemonster and the Expedia (dot cooooooom) jingle. Self, the band you didn’t remember last time we talked about them, and might remember vaguely from us once mentioning them. Don’t judge: it was important to me! The nice thing is, this second time around, Self has gotten some fairly interesting support. They’ve performed on Jimmy Kimmell. They’ve had the…
  • Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint – Freedom For the Stallion

    Alex Lupica
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I first heard Allen Toussaint’s “Freedom For the Stallion” on his collaborative album with Elvis Costello, a collection of Toussaint’s songs, and some collaborative originals, meant to benefit the reconstruction efforts after Hurricane Katrina. The album was not exclusively themed around the event, but certainly songs like “The River In Reverse” were created to touch on the tragedy.  Other songs from Toussaint’s back catalog were equally diverse: some reflected the reality of a post-Katrina New Orleans, while others were simply solid tracks from the New Orleans musician’s…
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  • WordPressers Making a Splash

    Ben Huberman
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We might think of the end of summer as a slow news season. Not so for the authors and bloggers we feature today, who’ve been hard at work on some exciting projects recently. Rebecca Hains Writer, professor, and media scholar Rebecca Hains often shares thoughtful posts on her blog, especially on topics revolving around gender and discrimination. Earlier this month, she celebrated the release of The Princess Problem: Guiding Our Girls through the Princess-Obsessed Years (Sourcebooks), her most recent book. A critique of popular culture and the messages it sends to young girls, the…
  • Gmail Password Leak Update

    Daryl L. L. Houston
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    This week, a group of hackers released a list of about 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords. This list was not generated as a result of an exploit of, but since a number of emails on the list matched email addresses associated with accounts, we took steps to protect our users. We downloaded the list, compared it to our user database, and proactively reset over 100,000 accounts for which the password given in the list matched the password. We also sent email notification of the password reset containing instructions for regaining access to the…
  • Basis, Edin, and Forefront: A Look at Business Themes

    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We add new themes to the Theme Showcase each week, including free and premium themes for businesses, organizations, and your professional projects. Here’s a trio of business themes transformed by three very different types of users: a professional travel and food writer, a Buddhist podcast host, and a fly fishing outfitter in Australia. roam & home Chicago-based travel and food curator Karen Valentine, the founder of roam & home, presents a beautifully designed site with Basis, a premium theme. Wide featured images add splashes of color to the homepage, while the Brandon…
  • Blogging 101 and Writing 101 Are Back!

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    You’ve just started your shiny new blog and you’d like some help as you get up to speed on Or, maybe you’d like some inspiration to write every day. On September 15th, we kick off two free Blogging U. courses: Blogging 101 and Writing 101. They might be just what you need to whip your blog into shape and/or establish your writing habit. Blogging 101 Each day for 30 days, Blogging 101 offers a bite-sized blogging “assignment*,” geared to helping you customize the look of your blog, start a blogging habit, and find some new blogging friends. Here’s…
  • Join Us in the Fight For Net Neutrality

    Paul Sieminski
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    “Net Neutrality” is the simple but powerful principle that cable and broadband providers must treat all internet traffic equally. Whether you’re loading a blog post on, streaming House of Cards on Netflix, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your internet provider can’t degrade your connection speed, block sites, or charge a toll based on the content that you’re viewing. Net neutrality has defined the internet since its inception, and it’s hard to argue with the results: the internet is the most powerful engine of economic growth and free expression in…
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  • LIVE MUSIC : Ivy and Gold – St. Pancras Old Church, London (17th September 2014)

    Paul Smith
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    Broxbourne’s  Ivy and Gold (aka Rachel Wilkinson and Jamie Davies) were in London Wednesday evening (17th September 2014) to celebrate the release of their new EP ‘Smoke & Mirrors’, with a rather special live headline performance at the stunning ‘St. Pancras Old Church’. After a busy year for the electro-pop duo this was an opportunity to air their new material as well as tracks from their previous releases, the ‘Eye of the Storm’ and ‘Awake’ EP’s. The sold-out show at St Pancras Old Church confirmed that the band are very much in the ascendency. Memorable harmonies,…
  • LIVE MUSIC : Dan Michaelson & the Coastguards – Slaughtered Lamb, London (15th September 2014)

    Paul Smith
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    Those fortunate enough to follow Dan Michaelson on any of the various forms of social media will already be aware of the artists laid back and ‘share-all’ approach to the circus that can sometimes be the music industry. He is un-afraid to post criticism (see the very funny Amazon review on his Twitter account) and has a like-ability and sense of humour that you can’t help be drawn into. When you consider these factors and that the British singer-songwriter has also released one of 2014’s finest albums, ‘Distance’, there was no way the trek from east London to…
  • ALBUM REVIEW : Will and the People – ‘Whistleblower’

    Paul Smith
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    Over the years i’ve not had the strongest of bonds with reggae. That same bond shatters completely when the genre is needlessly replicated by European artists, whose closest association to the West Indies is a can of Red Stripe and the distinction of owning Bob Marley’s ‘Exodus’. UB40 and their karaoke cover versions, of once outstanding releases, further destroyed any interest i had in a music type that was perviously renowned for social protest, and not red wine. However, my reggae bond, it would appear, now shows signs of a surprising recovery due to a clever mixture of the…
  • ALBUM REVIEW : In-Flight Safety “Conversationalist”

    Paul Smith
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    A couple of weeks ago In-Flight Safety debuted their new track, ‘Animals’, and we instantly made it Track of the Day at GIGsoup. We even dared to suggest that the release maybe the catchiest indie-pop track of 2014. And while we salivated over the wonderful melodic chorus and it’s general feel-good factor we waited, quite impatiently, for the remaining 9 tracks that would make up the bands third album ‘Conversationalist’. ‘Conversationalist’ lands in the UK on September 22nd with Conehead and then in the US on October 14th with Ooh La La Records. John Mullane and Glen Nicholson…
  • The Courtesans with a moment of doom-pop ‘Genius’

    Paul Smith
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    London based all female band The Courtesans release their debut single ‘Genius’ this Monday (25th August 2014). The bands long-awaited debut album ‘1917’ will follow on the 8th September 2014.  ‘Genius’ is a seductive track containing wonderful howling guitars, mesmerising drums and sultry layered vocals. The accompanying hard-hitting video considers the never-ending, unattainable portrayal of ‘the perfect woman’. With unavoidable advertising and mounting social pressure from both sexes. The band will be playing Proud Camden this August and have…
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    this is our jam

  • {GIVEAWAY} charli xcx @ 9:30 club

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    British darling Charli XCX has been blowing up the airwaves this summer with "Fancy" and "Boom Clap" and since we never want summer to end, we're giving away a pair of tickets to her upcoming show in DC! Mark your calendars for October 2 and enter below!Enter via Rafflecopter below!a Rafflecopter giveawayAnd, just in cases, you can buy tickets here!
  • happy birthday krista!!!!

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Happy birthday to the one and only Krista!! We are so glad you have finally joined us as true mid-20 year olds and hope that a great birthday weekend leads to an even better year!vAnd in true TIOJ fashion, we would be incredibly remiss if we didn't celebrate your birthday with gifs and youtube videos.
  • weekend thoughts...

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Happy Friday, loves! Whether you plan to spend the weekend rekindling your dying fling with Summer or you're jumping into your new relationship with Fall in your freshest pair of boots, we hope you have fun! Kick off a hopefully relaxing weekend with some jams and linky links below. Your Weekend Jam: We’re continuing to plead with summer to get back together with us one more time with HOLYCHILD’s “Happy With Me.” Be sure to catch them live at 9:30 Club on Monday!TIOJ Thoughts:Beautiful images soundtracked to Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be” -- we’re in heaven.ZZ Ward is a…
  • {PLAYLIST} remember what we had, summer!

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    It's that inevitable time of year where summer slowly and sadly departs us. Because we're not quite ready for fall weather and boots and crunchy leaves despite the official start of autumn next Tuesday, we always feel like summer is breaking our hearts by leaving us rather abruptly. (Speaking of abrupt, how have you all been dealing with the 55 degree mornings this week??)Ugh, summer. We miss you already.
  • {RECAP} all things go fall classic: the video

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    We're still riding a high this week from the awesome time we had last weekend at All Things Go's Fall Classic. Relive the experience of seeing Future Islands live with this stellar recap video from AV Director Caleb!!Related: firefly festival: the video // trillectro: the video
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    The Standing "O" Project Singer/Songwriter Podcast

  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Ben Taylor / Viv Nesbiott / Janis Ian

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    The September 22, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Ben Taylor performing "America," Creativity Corner insight from Vev Nesbitt, and a Laugh O' The Day with Janis Ian. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Joe Scutella / John Rooks / Vance Gilbert

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    The September 15, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Joe Scutella performing "Love Is A Train," Creativity Corner insight from John Rooks, and a Laugh O' The Day with Vance Gilbert. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Carmela Rappazzo / Leslie Harrington & Barbara U. Jones / Willy Porter

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    The September 8, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Carmela Rappazzo performing "Honeymoon," Creativity Corner insight from Leslie Harrington and Barbara U. Jones, and a Laugh O' The Day with Willy Porter. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Suzie Brown / Robert Scheinfeld / Chad & Jeremy

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The September 1, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Suzie Brown performing "Almost There," Creativity Corner insight from Robert Scheinfeld, and a Laugh O' The Day with Chad and Jeremy. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Sage & Jared's Happy Gland Band / Tara Sommerville / Donald Fagen

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    The August 25, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Sage & Jared's Happy Gland Band performing "I Am Going To Put Some Pants On," Creativity Corner insight from Tara Sommerville, and a Laugh O' The Day with Donald Fagen. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this…
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  • Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Music Technology Evolution in Video Games, Part 2

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    This is the second installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank continues his discussion of the evolution of game music technology. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. Rapid improvements over the years of new sound cards and more powerful computers shifted the focus to software mixing […]The post Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Music Technology Evolution in Video Games, Part 2 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Concluding thoughts

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    This is the 16th and final installment in guest blogger Steve Lagudi’s series on Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – if you missed his previous blog post, you can read it here.   Steve hanging out with us at our NAMM 2014 booth. Let’s talk for a minute about multiband compression. If you […]The post Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Concluding thoughts appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Music Technology Evolution in Video Games, Part 1

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    This is the first installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank looks at how evolving technology affected the development of video game music. For the longest time, video game music had a bit of a stigma associated with it – “It’s all a bunch of bleeps and blips.” While the […]The post Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Music Technology Evolution in Video Games, Part 1 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Compression

    9 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    This is the 15th installment in guest blogger Steve Lagudi’s series on Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – if you missed his previous blog post, you can read it here.   Steve posing happily with his newest piece of equipment Let me continue on for a minute with dynamics. Bass is notorious for […]The post Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Compression appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Audio-Technica Latin America on Social Media

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Bringing high-quality sound to music lovers is our passion, and with distributors worldwide we wanted to build our network to better connect with everyone. Post by Audio-Technica Latinoamérica.   Los ATH-M50x: “una solución de monitorización profesional muy seria…” Lea la reseña completa de @djbooth: #proaudio — Audio-Technica LAT (@AudioTechnicaLA) August 7, 2014   Ladies […]The post Audio-Technica Latin America on Social Media appeared first on Where It's A-T.
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  • Karen O at the Masonic Lodge

    Lilian Min
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    When Karen O announced that she’d be doing an album exclusively in the vein of her “Her” Oscar-nominated ditty with Ezra Koenig of Vampire... The post Karen O at the Masonic Lodge appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Outside Lands 2014: 9 small-print acts you don’t want to miss

    Evan Thomas
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    TravelGrom contributor Lilian Min breaks down the 9 “small-print” acts to catch at Outside Lands this weekend. Keep an eye on these artists, you’ll be... The post Outside Lands 2014: 9 small-print acts you don’t want to miss appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Outside Lands Tickets: 5 Places still selling tickets

    Evan Thomas
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    Want to go to Outside Lands? Well, there is bad new and there is good news. The bad news: continuing on the trend for... The post Outside Lands Tickets: 5 Places still selling tickets appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • The Next Big Music Festival, Governors Ball

    Sean Panganiban
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:37 pm
    -TravelGrom contributor Sean Panganiban went to New York for the next big thing: Governor’s Ball. Here’s how it went down.- The 4th annual Governors Ball... The post The Next Big Music Festival, Governors Ball appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Burning Man Camping Checklist: The essential guide to packing

    Evan Thomas
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:51 pm
    “What should I bring to Burning Man?” Don’t worry, you’re not the only person asking yourself this question.  Packing for Burning Man can be... The post Burning Man Camping Checklist: The essential guide to packing appeared first on TravelGrom.
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    Latest News, Music News, Tour Dates, Festival Dates, Headliners

  • Lionel Richie announces UK tour

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Legendary hitmaker Lionel Richie has announced a UK tour. The 65-year-old singer is set to play 10 dates across England, Scotland and Wales early next year following his highly successful 'Tuskegee Tour' in 2012. Speaking about touring the UK, he said: "I can't wait to get back to the UK. The audiences are always so great and I always have an incredible time when I'm in the United Kingdom." "The show feels like a great big sing-along most nights so I'm looking forward to singing along with the people of the UK again!" The international superstar, who has five Grammy awards under his belt,…
  • The Buffalo Riot launch new EP 'II'

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    The Buffalo Riot launched their new EP 'II' with an electrifying performance at Liverpool's Bridewell.   The former prison played home to a night full of local talent as the city showed that its new music scene is still thriving with The Buffalo Riot being the cream of what Liverpool rock bands have to offer. Lead singer Ben Singleton joked: “No Refunds” as the band slipped into the spacey opening track ‘I Am The Light’ which also acts on the opener to the new EP.   Throughout the set, the band filled the sweaty room with arena sized anthems, taking tracks like ‘Chasing…
  • The Boxer Rebellion announce UK tour dates

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    The Boxer Rebellion have announced UK tour dates in support of their new 17-track live album. Their new live album, ‘Live At The Forum’, is set for release on the 29th September 2014 and captures the magnitude and contagious energy of the band's biggest London show to date, featuring songs from all four of their studio albums, 'Exits', 'Union', 'The Cold Still' and 'Promises'.   In support and celebration of it's release the indie-rockers will embark on a twenty-two date UK and European tour this October, which will see the seasoned travellers perfrom in Greece, Italy,…
  • Queen to release Michael Jackson collaboration

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    Queen are to release a track they recorded with Michael Jackson on their new compilation album. The legendary 'Bohemian Rhapsody' band's frontman, Freddie Mercury, died in 1991 but new recordings have now emerged which feature the rocker and his band collaborating with the late 'Thriller' superstar who passed away in 2009. The collaboration, called 'There Must Be More To Life Than This', was first penned by Freddie in 1981 and later revisited in 1984 when he worked on the track with Michael in Los Angeles. However, the recordings were never released and the song instead featured on Freddie's…
  • Metallica to release 27 albums

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Metallica will release 27 different live albums before the end of the year. The 'Enter Sandman' rockers will mark the 10th anniversary of their site by offering CDs and LPs of every one of their 2014 gigs, mostly comprising of their fan-voted 'Metallica By Request' shows from South America and Europe. Every Monday until the end of the year, the group will release three albums in the order they played the shows, beginning with Bogotá, Colombia. Additionally, fans can also purchase a special box set of all 27 shows, which will be sold on the website and dispatched in…
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    Creative Edge Music

  • Boo Ray rocks Nashville with "Boots and Blue Jeans"

    Steven Fies
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Buy Boo Ray's Six Weeks in a Motel on iTunesI recently had the fortune of getting a hold of Boo Ray, Nashville's #1 rated Country / Americana / Southern Rock artist according to ReverbNation.  What a great, down-to-earth guy to speak with!His music from Six Weeks in a Motel reminds me keenly of my trip out to summer NAMM last summer.  Whenever I walked down the main strip in downtown, there was a fair share of country rock blasting from at least one venue on each block, not to mention everyone carrying guitar cases!  Like I mentioned in my recap article, this is akin to seeing…
  • Belle Jewel rocks Indie Pop with timeless lyrics and emotive vocals

    Steven Fies
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Belle Jewel is another really talented artist I recently discovered on ReverbNation.  It's plenty easy to see (or rather, hear) why they pushed her to the top of the featured artists page recently.  With a very soothing and intentional vocal, her music carries effortlessly from one measure to the next.  Before even looking at the "sounds like" section of her profile, where similar artists are listed for search purposes, I'd already heard strong similarities to greats like Adele and Norah Jones.Her remake of Nat King Cole's L-O-V-E is really special, too, as it gels the old time…
  • Kim Logan's Rock and Roll

    Steven Fies
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    You can buy Kim's album on her BandCamp PageKim Logan arose from the swamps and beaches of Sarasota, Florida, after a decade in the opera industry, to write songs and make records in Nashville.With her education from the Berklee College of Music, and her years of the kind of hands-on learning you can only get in honky tonks and on highways, Kim flexes her artistic muscles in every medium of art imaginable. In addition to the release of her debut self-titled album, Kim has penned a guest editorial for Lockeland Springsteen, consulted on and served as muse for a collection by fashion designer…
  • Alex Johnson (Goodbye Blue Monday) has two of the best acoustic songs I've heard in a while

    Steven Fies
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Alex Johnson is the artist and creative genius behind Goodbye Blue Monday.  His acoustic style and voice combine a rock influence with the laid-back feel that comes with acoustic playing: it gives me that hanging-out-with-friends-on-Friday-night at a bonfire feel, like I'm sitting on Blacks beach in San Diego, CA watching the waves break as the sun sets.  It's very pleasing and relaxing, and the music allows you to simply let go of your worries for a few minutes while you listen.  My only complaint is that there aren't more tracks available!So, what got you started with all…
  • Artist Spotlight - An Interview with Hayley Richman

    Steven Fies
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    I recently discovered Hayley Richman on ReverbNation while perusing my usual rounds of new music.  In fact, she has already gained quite a following with nearly 30,000 RN fans and the same amount of YouTube Subscribers.  Wow!Her alternative musical style lends itself an ambient quality that is very pleasing, and which is produced with a very professional sound.  Her voice is very mature for her age, too.  Hailing from Canada, Hayley is currently 15 years old with a promising future ahead.  Here is what she had to say during our brief interview together.1. When did you…
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream Music & Indie News

  • Missy Higgins at the crossroads + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   18 UAE-based artists put their artistic stamp on Gibson guitars for Vision of Sound exhibition – When Matthew Ryder received a sunburst Gibson Les Paul guitar to customise with his own art, he almost didn&rsquo;t want to start. The solid-body guitar, which was designed in the 1950s, is, […]
  • iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014: Watch Chris Brown Join Usher For “New Flame” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Why Tom doesn’t like panty tossers – WELSH crooner Tom Jones has revealed why he’s relieved panty tossers are no longer in action at his live shows as he gears up to perform at this week’s AFL Grand Final. Continue Reading On » Sculpture of Beatles' 'Eleanor […]
  • This Indie Rock Supergroup Lineup Will Melt Your Brain + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Video: Lil Wayne f/ Drake – ‘Grindin” – While they continue to battle it out on the road, Lil Wayne and Drake join forces in the video for “Grindin’,” the latest release off Weezy’s upcoming album Tha Carter V. The DJ Scoob Doo-directed clip features footage of the […]
  • Paul McCartney Wants You to Skip Meat on Mondays + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:22 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Jack White Calls Out “Entitled” Generation Of Musicians – There are some artists that are so prolific that a single band can’t contain their many musical dimensions. And then there’s Jack White, frontman turned solo artist, and vinyl evangelical whose Third Man Records is fighting against the increasingly […]
  • New Video: Chronixx “Capture Land” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Is Kendrick Lamar Sending A Message To Gangs With New Single ‘i’? See The Cover Art – Kendrick Lamar releases the cover art to his new single, “i,” which is rumored to drop next week. Continue Reading On » Dance-music queen Tara McDonald wants to transition into […]
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  • alt-J – This Is All Yours + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   James Franco and Seth Rogen Are Delightfully Crude In ‘The Interview’ Red Band Trailer – Franco and Rogen play tabloid reporters tasked with interviewing North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Continue Reading On » Madonna Hit The Studio With DJ Dahi And Blood Diamonds – Just when […]
  • New Music: Waka Flocka Flame “Fu** You (Remix)” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Pink’s surprise music coupling – AN Australian assistant inspired Pink’s surprise music coupling with another singer, who she headhunted to tour with her. Now they have made a record together. Continue Reading On » Richard Scheinin At The Monterey Jazz Festival – Follow Richard Scheinin as […]
  • HAIM to release “My Song 5″ on Alana Haim-shaped picture disc + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Metallica's Robert Trujillo eager to spread 'Jaco' love – Robert Trujillo hopes ‘Jaco’ trains a bigger spotlight on the jazz legend.          Continue Reading On » Tedeschi Trucks Band: Souls Searching – “Nice.You can’t go wrong with Hendrix.” Derek Trucks shares his enthusiasm at the outset […]
  • Jimi Hendrix: how nine months in London made him a star + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Big Sean touts 'chemistry' with Ariana Grande – Big Sean seemingly let a few things off his chest about former fiancée Naya Rivera on new single “I Don’t F–K With You.” Continue Reading On » Jason Isbell and Loretta Lynn win at Americana Honours and Awards – […]
  • Lawyer tells jurors Patti LaBelle had bodyguard beat cadet + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Listen: Ryan Adams Covers Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is” – Anyone who has followed Ryan Adams throughout his career should know to expect the unexpected. Well, here is an example of the unexpected. During a session with NPR, Adams and his band The Shining (even […]
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  • The Preatures get "ruthless" for debut album, ready to "lay down a couple more tracks" + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:09 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Album Review: Aphex Twin – SYRO – Noise is only that until one begins to understand the language. Better than any supercomputer, the human brain begins filtering through the information in an attempt to find reason amid the deafening chaos. When discovering Richard D. James, it’s like breaking […]
  • Katy Perry at Staples Center: 5 thoughts on her hometown show + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:38 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Will Ferrell Teams With Chad Smith, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready for Rolling Stones Cover – Just three months after their hard-fought drum battle on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith joined up again (<a href="http://www… Continue Reading On […]
  • Detroit's decline is "heartbreaking," says Motown legend Smokey Robinson + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:09 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Puscifer’s New ‘Toma’ Video Will Give You A MJK Fix – As we wait for Tool to settle a time-consuming and resource-draining tangle of lawsuits that keep their new album in limbo, frontman Maynard James Keenan has been keeping busy. His project Puscifer… Bringing You The Latest Aussie […]
  • VIDEO: WOW! Watch Annie Lennox belt out I Put A Spell On You + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:38 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   News: Highasakite’s cover of Bon Iver’s ‘Heavenly Father’ will give you chills – Norwegian indie outfit Highasakite have performed a stunning cover of Bon Iver’s latest single ‘Heavenly Father’ for triple j’s Like A Version. Continue Reading On » Herbie Hancock on technology and music – […]
  • Jack White Calls Out “Entitled” Generation Of Musicians + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:09 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Kasabian's Serge Says New Album Will Be 'Bombastic' – Still obsessed with 48:13? Well get ready for the band’s next album which is already in the making… Continue Reading On » Win an Epiphone Casino Guitar! – Fill out my Wufoo form! Continue Reading On […]
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    Soul You Know

  • New Soul music from the Queen Mary J. Blige- Whole Damn Year

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Mary released her second single from her upcoming album The London Sessions title Whole Damn Year! The emotionally gripping soulful song take you back to MJB's  glory days where she was the queen of "damn this relationship is got me going through it" music! The lyrical content for Whole Damn Year describes the emotional roller-coaster of a failed relationship that took five years to get into and a year more to get her mental and spiritual together!I heart Whole Damn Year, from the mellow beat to the lyrics.... Wait, do I hear Sam Smith on the hook? Let me know if I am right or…
  • Dj Shadow + Cut Chemist's Renegades of Rhythm tour is extended until November 25

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Credit Joe ConzoDue to popular demand, Renegade of Rhythm tour is extended until November 25, 2014 in Oakland California (the DJ's home state). This unique hip-hop concert features DJ's Shadow and Cut Chemist mixing Zulu Nation's founder member, producer and hip-hop artist Afrika Bambaattaa'a original vinyls! The concert has received raved reviews from Okayplayer and Rolling Stone!I had the opportunity to go the Renegades of Rhythm concert when they came to Philly a few weeks ago and I can tell you if you really about that "original" hip-hop life, you have to see this show! If you don't…
  • Siji teams up with Boddhi Satva + Chify for his latest EP Lagos Lullabye Remixes

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Singer Siji latest EP features two remixes of his soulful and lively track Lagos Lullabye from his upcoming album Home Grown!When you listen to the original Lagos Lullabye, it provides you with a musical vision of the busy streets of Lagos Nigeria, but the remixes add different musical aspects of the track!The first remix is Boddhi Satva's Ancestral Soul Remix. From the Central African Republic, Boddhi Satva take on the Lagos Lullabye is soulful with a mellow dance groove.  The second remix is provided by London producer Chify! Chify put a Grimey spin on the soulful…
  • Get to know the "real" Wilson Pickett on TV One's Unsung (Full Episode)

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:55 pm
    As I patiently wait for TV One to release my favorite shows a week after their preview (why, TV One why...), I finally got a chance to check out the previous episode of Unsung featuring former Stax soulful funk and R&B singer known for his howling high notes and his energetic performances, Wilson Pickett.Now before I get into this post further, I have to be honest. Whenever I hear Wilson Pickett's name, the first thing that comes to mind is not his music, but the Martin Lawrence show when he told Pam "her hair was so nappy Wilson couldn't pick it" (I know I'm not the only one)!Now I…
  • Pier Entertainment Presents: Philly Up-Close Live Concert Series feat. Zeek the Experience, Ju-Taun + more (Sep 18-Oct 23, 2014)

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    If you are in the Philly area and you are looking to switch up your Thursday nights with live music from talented musicians and good food, I got just the place for you! Pier Entertainment presents the Up-Close Live Concert Series featuring musical acts based in the Philly region! The concert series will be held every Thursday from September 18, 2014 to October 23, 2014 at Relish (7152 Ogontz Ave, Phila. PA 19138) and admission is $10 ($8 for group and $50 for VIP). This unique event showcases talented musicians (such as Zeek the Experience, Ju-Taun, Jade Alston +…
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    EmuBands » News

  • Featured Releases – w/c 8th September 2014

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    First up this week are Glasgow nine-piece post-indie pop-folk band Skinny Dipper with a track from their brand new EP ‘Masks’. Dubbed as an ‘almost a girl band’ – there are eight girls and one boy – Skinny Dipper are a supergroup made up of members from an array of well renowned Scottish bands, including Blochestra, Randolph’s Leap, Kill The Waves, Aerials Up, Quickbeam and Trapped In Kansas. Join them live tomorrow night, 12th September 2014, as they launch their stunning EP at Stereo in Glasgow, with support from label mates Call To Mind and…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 1st September 2014

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    First up this week are The Holy Ghosts with their brand new single ‘Little Kickstarter (feat. Texan Angels)’. Formed in Edinburgh back in 2012, The Holy Ghosts have been making inroads in the Scottish music scene ever since, from being named Best Newcomer at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards in 2013, to supporting the likes of Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays), The Proclaimers, Alabama 3, as well as supporting Rock ‘n’ Roll stalwarts Status Quo in front of 5,500 people. Catch them live supporting Big Country at Perth Concert Hall on 28th September. Next up are Skerryvore, a…
  • Store Updates: Rdio & Blinkbox Music

    4 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Music streaming service, Rdio has announced its change to a ‘freemium’ model, allowing consumers to access music for free, supported by advertising. Available in 60 countries, Rdio has joined the likes of Beats Music, Spotify, and Rhapsody by adding a free tier to its pricing structure. The free version is available in 20 countries as of today. “What we’ve learned collectively over the last few years,” said Anthony Bay, Rdio’s chief executive, “is that the most successful models are freemium models.” Rdio have extensively updated their app. For paying subscribers, the new home…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 25th August 2014

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    First up this week are indie-rock four-piece Sunset Sons with a track from their brand new release ‘Le Surfing EP’. With members hailing from both the UK and Australia, the band formed in a bar on Estagnot beach in Hossegor, the surf capital of Europe, in South West France. Brought together through their passion for surfing, the band quickly began to write their own material, and have since gone on to perform at this year’s Great Escape Festival in Brighton, the BBC Introducing Stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, and just this week have had their track ‘She…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 18th August 2014

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    First up this week is a track from the Stirlingshire pop-rock four-piece Miniature Dinosaurs. With airplay on Radio 1 three months before they even played their first gig, Miniature Dinosaurs generated a swell of interest over the last 4 years, supporting the likes of Fenech Soler, Young the Giant, Twin Atlantic and Johnny Foreigner to name but a few. Upon the release of their debut album ‘In the Spirit of Everything’, unfortunately the band have decided to call it a day and will play one final hometown show at the Tolbooth in Stirling on Friday 29th August. Next up is…
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    DIY Conspiracy - International Zine in the Spirit of DIY Hardcore Punk!

  • A Death Cinematic Interview

    Angel S.
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    I’ve been following A Death Cinematic (ADC) for quite some years. His music can be roughly described as one man guitar drone, sometimes quieter sometimes noisier, but generally in that aesthetics. However, ADC is not just a musical project but also an artist publishing avant-garde poetry, sculpture, paintings and what’s especially important – does everything on...
  • KPD-0 – Keep Calm and Shoegaze

    Angel S.
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    It has finally happened. The CULT Bulgarian band KPD-0 has started uploading its entire discography on Bandcamp. After years and years listening to terrible .mp3 rips we’ll be slowly fed their released and unreleased recordings with their great original sound! Yes, we know KPD-0 is not an easy band to listen and get into. You either love or...
  • PSSGS – Self-Titled

    Angel S.
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Artist: PSSGS Title: Self-Titled Release: Tape / Digital  Year: 2014 Label: Fear of Heights Records First of all, I have to admit the whole DIY Conspiracy crew is utterly touched by the fact Fear of Heights approached us to review the new material, written by the very same Bremen hardcore people who in 2000 turned Screamo upside down...
  • DDM – Black Cat – Best You Can Get!

    Mittens XVX
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:37 am
    Artist: DDM (Drowning Dog MC & Malatesta DJ) Title: Black Cat – Best You Can Get! Release: LP / Digital  Year: 2014 Label: EK Records Glasgow born and raised Malatesta DJ grew up in a working class family before moving to San Francisco in the USA, where he became involved in antiauthoritarian organizing and anarchist politics. Volunteering in...
  • XAXAXA Releasing Their New LP

    Mittens XVX
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:53 am
    Macedonian Independence day, September 8, marks the release of “Сами мажи и жени” (Sami maži i ženi) by Skopje’s post-punk/indie band XAXAXA. Their third full-length is available on 12″ vinyl LP, CD and free stream/download through Moonlee Records, one of the best independent labels in Europe. “Sami maži i ženi” is even more melodic and...
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    East Coast Digital Radio

  • [New Music] @Swissivory ‘How We Roll’ ft Papoose, C-Tru & Spits Nelson

    The Shadowking
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Switzerland Based DJ and Producer Swissivory travelled to NY to record his new single “How We Roll” with legendary Papoose. 1st Single off the upcoming album “Real Dreams” produced by Swissivory, Featuring Cory Gunz (YMCMB), Gunplay (MMG), Cali Swag District, SwizZz (FunkVolume), Edo G, Craig G, SeanDon, Blackstreet2, and more! Download DJ Pack And Read Bio Below Click Here To Download DJ Pack | Mediafire Full Biography: In today’s technological age, being versatile is essential to thrive in the music business: meet Christian Meyer aka Swissivory, a multifaceted and…
  • [Mixtape] @OptimisticKieth – Golden Ticket

    The Shadowking
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The “Golden Ticket” mixtape by Optimistic Keith. Optimistic Kieth is a upcoming indie artist out of St. Louis bring you his first mixtape Golden Ticket. This mixtape will give you a good out look on his distinctive & charismatic sound. TRACK LIST 01. OPTIMISTIC KIETH – STREET REALM 02. OPTIMISTIC KIETH – NIGGAS AINT REAL 03. OPTIMISTIC KIETH – YOU KNOW ME 04. OPTIMISTIC KIETH – CHECK THE STATS 05. OPTIMISTIC KIETH – NIGHT LIFE 06. OPTIMISTIC KIETH – MIND GONE 07. OPTIMISTIC KIETH – 7-11 08. OPTIMISTIC KIETH – AURA 09. OPTIMISTIC…
  • [New Music] @MrChandler4 – Journey

    The Shadowking
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Taking a journey through the ups and downs of relationships. And hanging in through it all. Written by Martinus Settles and Eugene Chandler Produced By Don Brown Eugene Franklin Chandler Jr. is the lead singer in the blues band – big gene & Danny lees loud pack. Since age 8 Eugene has been delighting the ears of music lovers from the church choir>>his high school singing group – royal truth>>big yella productions>>to the present with Danny and the loud pack! Making skillful use of his smooth r&b lyrics and well-tuned melodies; he takes his audience on a journey deep thru the…
  • [Mixtape] @QuinceLu – Raised In America

    The Shadowking
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The “Raised In America” Mixtape by South Florida rapper, Quince, AKA Lui Lu. Making music that talks about the struggles of immigrants and minorities, while also talking about the changes and events that occur during any persons life. Repping all the migo folks, out to be the next Pun. Explaining the life of an illegal immigrant as he tries to fulfill expectations and find his way into adulthood. Speaks on the struggles that fill immigrants and minorities, while talking about the trails and experiences that come with life in the U.S. TRACK LIST 01. QUINCE – INTRODUCTORY…
  • [New Music] @RichHomieQuan ‘Blah Blah Blah’

    The Shadowking
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    Exclusive New Single by Rich Homie Quan titled “BLAH BLAH BLAH” produced by Izze The Producer from the Album: I Promise I Will Never Stop Goin In. Artist – Rich Homie Quan Title- Blah Blah Blah Album – I Promise I Will Never Stop Goin In Versions – Explicit – Radio – Squeaky Clean Producer – Izze The Producer Label -Think It’s A Game Records Listen To Track Below Website Twitter Instagram Facebook
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    Slightly Off Key

  • New Music Fix: Counting Crows and Delta Spirit

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Counting Crows – Somewhere Under Wonderland After years of waiting – 6 to be exact – Counting Crows have finally released an album of original material! While that in itself would be enough to warrant a review, it’s important to note that not only does the album exist – but that it’s also quite good.  Songs like “Palisades Park” and “Possibility Days”display a musical adventurous not seen since 1999’s This Desert Life, while tunes such as “Scarecrow” and “Elvis Went To Hollywood” are simply catchy as…
  • Kendrick Lamar and the Dangers of Sampling

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    For more music, mischief, and mayhem, follow me on Instagram and Twitter! It turns out you might want to think twice before making that mixtape—just ask Kendrick Lamar. Last week it was reported that two jazz musicians—Eric Reed and Willie Jones III—were suing Lamar for using unauthorized samples in his 2011 hit “Rigamortis.” According to Reed and Jones, “Rigamortis” is nothing more than a looped sample of their own tune “The Thorn,” which was released on their 2010 album, The Next Phase. While lawsuits over samples are nothing new, this particular one grabbed my attention…
  • New Music Fix 8.21.14 – Shovels & Rope Come Back Strong!

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
      For more music, mischief, and mayhem, follow @Offkeymusicblog on Twitter and like Slightly Off Key on Facebook!  A band’s first album might grab your attention, but only their second can prove whether your attention was worth it. Thankfully, Shovels & Rope doesn’t let us down! Swimmin’ Time finds the duo exploring much darker subject matter than on their debut2012’s O’ Be Joyful.  Somehow though, even with songs such as “Evil” and “The Devil Is All Around,” they manage to top   the energy of their previous record.  The…
  • New Music Fix 8.18.14 – Benjamin Booker and Eric Harland Voyager

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    For more reviews and exclusive content, follow @offkeymusicblog on twitter and “Like” it on Facebook! Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker Where did this dude come from? A killer guitar player with a smokey voice and enough raw energy to start a fire… I didn’t know they still existed. Apparently, they do if you know where to look.  In the case of Benjamin Booker, it’s the birthplace of American roots music, New Orleans.  You can almost feel the city’s presence throughout the entire album – whether through the humid heat of Bookers voice, the…
  • Discography Adventures – The Rolling Stones

    11 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    As promised the other week, I hunkered down and spent some quality time with The Rolling Stones’ discography. The rules I set out for myself were simple – I would start with 1964’s The Rolling Stones and proceed in chronological order through all of their studio albums (excluding compilations, of course).  While I might have already angered some of you live-album aficionados, my thinking behind this was to focus more on their songwriting and creative development than their (as far as I’m concerned, consistently stellar) abilities as live performers.  It was…
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    Empty Lighthouse Music & Arts Magazine

  • Sarah Silverman and Howard Stern talk Emmy wins, marriage, and drugs

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    Sarah Silverman was on The Howard Stern Show Tuesday morning for the audio release of her stand up special, We Are Miracles.
  • Is Lenny Kravitz ready to date again?

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Lenny Kravitz appeared on The Howard Stern Show Tuesday morning to talk about his music career and new album, when his love life entered the conversation. Is there hope for a future Mrs. Kravitz? Hopes were heightened when Kravitz confessed he was single, though Stern questioned his dating chances. "You're never going to get married again, I get the feeling," said Stern. "You have too much going on, you have a huge career, acting and singing. Maybe you just don't have the time."
  • Lenny Kravitz and Howard Stern talk America's Got Talent, music industry change

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Singer/songwriter Lenny Kravitz appeared on The Howard Stern Show Tuesday morning to talk about his successful and prolific career as a musician, and to swap opinions on how the music industry has changed.
  • Who is Howard Stern's JD Harmeyer's Girlfriend?

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    A running topic lately on The Howard Stern Show has been about Stern Show staffer JD Harmeyer, his new girlfriend, and JD's alleged obsession with "web cam girls." For the most part, JD has been very secretive about his girlfriend. Stern says he has yet to meet her, though other members of the show have seen that she does, indeed, exist in real life.
  • 'Forever' Series Premiere Recap

    Kyle P
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:58 pm
    On ABC's new series "Forever" New York City medical examiner Dr. Henry Morgan investigates a deadly subway collision, while also trying to uncover the truth of his inexplicable immortality.
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    Foxbeard Music

  • Teen Country Star, Abi Ann Releases One Last Tear

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Abi Ann is one of the rising teen stars who is currently dominating the country music scene. From the way I see it, it’s only a matter of time until she become of the Nashville greats. From style, grace and vocal chops that awe, it appears that she has the world at her feet. Recently, she released her latest single “One Last Tear” which has more of a country element, than anything she has released before. Abi sings of letting go of a relationship and hardship, promising herself that she won’t let this cause her any more tears. Her music video is perfect for the young…
  • Sexy Country Artist, Stacy Burk Mixes Things Up

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Some of you may recognize the country crooner, Stacy Burk for the music video for his track “Til Your Boots Are Dirty” that he did with “Dancing With the Stars” Alum, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. This charming Texas cowboy is back at it with his latest single “Mix A Little” which was recently released on iTunes. “Mix A Little” is a charming country track with Stacy’s sexy smooth vocals  as he sings about getting to know a new woman that has come into his life. Stacy sings to her “Baby, I know a spot where  we can go, so pour another shot…
  • Amanda Lamb Releases “We Were Here” Video

    12 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Amanda Lamb has released the perfect summer song with her new single, “We Were Here”. With lyrical imagery that will take you on a drive down the coastline, Amanda Lamb tells the story of living life to the fullest and celebrating the summer. She croons, “Life’s too short to live it on the down low, I want the whole wide world to know, we were here.” If you are looking for a fun summer country song, this is it!  
  • Smoke Season Releases “Badlands” Video

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Los Angeles indie-Americana duo, Smoke Season recently unveiled the music video for their new single, “Badlands.” The video was shot in the desert of Joshua Tree, CA and plays like an old Western movie. Stocked with Western staples such as revolvers, card games, cowboy boots and jean fringe, this video doesn’t disappoint. The duo’s haunting and sultry vocals create the perfect musical soundtrack for a drive through the desert. They chant, “There’s only bones on the dusty road.”
  • The Student Loan Releases New Album, “Moonlit Toasters”

    26 Jun 2014 | 10:55 am
    Portland Oregon based The Student Loan is a progressive-acoustic newgrass project known for their fun and funky originals, quirky covers, and knack for getting a crowd moving on the dance floor.  Moonlit Toasters is The Student Loan’s fourth independent release, recorded by prolific producer, engineer and session player Billy Oskay (Foghorn Stringband, Beppe Gambetta, Dan Crary) at his Big Red Studios in Corbett Oregon and produced under the auspices of revered Portland guitar extraordinaire Scott Law (Banjo Killers, Brokedown in Bakersfield, Darol Angers Republic of Strings). Moonlit…
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    One For The People

  • Month In Review: August 2014

    Wayne Flanagan
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Festival season all but destroys new music releases, but never-the-less it's time for the best of August...Being that August is notoriously one of the quietest months in the music calendar, along with staff list December, we've decided to keep August's review to a minimum, so here goes...Read More »
  • Introducing: To The Wedding - Come On

    Wayne Flanagan
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    Unrushed bliss from San Fransico's To The Wedding...As we traipse slowly into the dark nights, we've found a new season changing soundtrack, and that's "Come On" from San Francisco based To The Wedding.Read More »
  • Tracks: Gengahr - Powder

    Phill Walker
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    London's massively tipped Gengahr return with "Powder" - their first single proper.Following the bands burst onto the scene with the cooky "Fill My Gums With Blood" and their resultant signing to Transgressive, Gengahr have now got their shit together to release debut single "Powder" on October 27th.Read More »
  • Feature: Anticipated Autumn LPs 2014

    Phill Walker
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    It's Autumn or at least nearly, and it's time to run down all the most highly-anticipated LPs, set for release throughout the season.Summer (release-wise) was, in a word, shit. We featured a host of anticipated albums but, other than the ones we mentioned, there was a lack of quality, but considering summer is mainly the festival season it was still pretty acceptable. We're moving out of festival season now though, and we've got so many releases to mention that we've had to cut it down and include some "honourable mentions" so not to bore everyone to death s-…
  • Certified Debut: Febueder - Owing

    Wayne Flanagan
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    Ascot trio Febueder are on course for big things...We were really excited by Febueder around the turn of the year. After seeing them numerous times live, it's safe to say that they are the real deal indeed, which new track "Owing" firmly backs up.Read More »
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    Festival Mag

  • Bestival 2014 review: A rave-tastic end to the summer

    Emily MacDonald
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    Oh Bestival, you have completely broken me but you’ve certainly lived up to your name in the process. Prior to […]The post Bestival 2014 review: A rave-tastic end to the summer appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • ArcTanGent 2014 review: Wonderfully weird

    Tom Taylor
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:44 am
    ArcTanGent is the slightly smaller in size sister festival of the award winning 2000trees, currently in its second year running. […]The post ArcTanGent 2014 review: Wonderfully weird appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Glastonbury 2015 ticket details announced

    News Desk
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    Standby Glastonbury fans – the festival has announced tickets for the 2015 event will go on sale 1st October. Regular […]The post Glastonbury 2015 ticket details announced appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Reload Festival 2014 review: Another bullet in the gun?

    Scott McBride
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    They say music is the most nostalgic form of art. Apparently hearing a twelve inch single again can take you […]The post Reload Festival 2014 review: Another bullet in the gun? appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Four Tet to headline Bugged Out Weekender

    News Desk
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    The Bugged Out Weekender has announced their second headliner. Four Tet makes his debut at the Bugged Out Weekender in […]The post Four Tet to headline Bugged Out Weekender appeared first on Festival Mag.
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  • Niykee Heaton – Bad Intentions (EP Stream)

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Listen to this debut EP from 19 year old singer Niykee Heaton titled Bad Intentions. Out on September 23rd, 2014. Stream now or download from iTunes.
  • Imagine Dragons – Warriors

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    Imagine Dragons release their new single titled Warriors. Song is the main theme of League of Legends (PC game LoL), recorded for World Championships 2014. You can download this track for free from here.
  • Jennifer Hudson – JHUD (Album Stream)

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    American singer Jennifer Hudson releases her third studio album JHUD. In stores from September 23, 2014 via RCA Records. She said: It’s different expressions of me as an artist, a girl, a music lover. Earlier in my career I was just a soloist singing other people’s songs. Now I really want to be an artist. I want to lift the people up, have fun, create a moment. I have my own visions that I want to bring to life. Tracklist: 1. Dangerous 2. It’s Your World (feat. R. Kelly) 3. He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (feat. Iggy Azalea) 4. Walk It Out (feat. Timbaland) 5. I Can’t Describe (The Way I…
  • Chris Brown – X (Album)

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    Chris Brown is ready to release his sixth full studio album on September 16, 2014 via RCA Records. Check out the stream, official cover and tracklist. Stream: Chris Brown – X Album 1. X 2. Add Me In 3. Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga) 4. New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross) 5. Songs On 12 Play (feat. Trey Songz) 6. 101 (Interlude) 7. Drown In It (feat. R. Kelly) 8. Came To Do (feat. Akon) 9. Stereotype 10. Time For Love 11. Lady In a Glass Dress (Interlude) 12. Autumn Leaves (feat. Kendrick Lamar) 13. Do Better 14. See You Around 15. Don’t Be Gone Too Long 16. Body Shots 17. Want…
  • Lenny Kravitz – Strut (Album)

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Lenny Kravitz will release his tenth studio album Strut on September 23, 2014 via Roxie Records/Kobalt Label.  1. Sex 2. The Chamber 3. Dirty White Boots 4. New York City 5. The Pleasure and the Pain 6. Strut 7. Frankenstein 8. She’s a Beast 9. I’m a Believer 10. Happy Birthday 11. I Never Want to Let You Down 12. Ooh Baby Baby Deluxe Edition: 13. Sweet Gitchey Rose 14. Can’t Stop Thinkin’ ‘Bout You Available on iTunes [Buy/DL]
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    Beats Music Now

  • Apple Shut-Down Of Beats Music Is Mostly Hype

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    TechCrunch feeds the hype about Beats Music fading… Online media reached a feverish pitch when TechCrunch announced Apple will discontinue Beats Music, according to FIVE sources. Then Re/code reported that Tom Neumayr, Apple’s PR rep, said the TechCrunch story is “not true.” Then CNET reports that an Apple spokesman says the TechCrunch story is “absolutely not true.” The swirling of rumors graph via Google Speculation abounds and rumors are swirling by the media world. The most probable: if anything changes with Beats Music, it will be a relatively slow…
  • Apple / U2 Controversy With iTunes Users

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Last week I wrote about Apple gifting U2’s new album, Songs Of Innocence, to all their iTunes users. Since then, a controversy has ensued. It appears some people are really really angry about having U2’s album pushed on them (actually into their iTunes purchased tab). It’s unclear to me if most people are mad, or just a small minority of people are angry but yelling the loudest about their Apple/U2 frustration. I’m inclined to say most of the 500 million iTunes users aren’t bothered, don’t care or even know about U2’s album available to them for free.
  • Beats Music Updates Apps – Includes Apple TV

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Beats Music apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone all have updates today. Since Apple TV is considered an iOS device, it’s update includes the addition of a Beats Music app. Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora don’t have native Apple TV apps yet, so the competition won’t be as fierce for the streaming music mindshare on the Apple TV platform. New version #’s: iOS ver. 2.3.0 — requires iOS 7.0 or later. Android ver. 1.2.2 — requires Android 4.0 and up. Windows Phone ver. — works with Windows Phone 8 and 8.1. What’s new for the iOS version?
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks With Charlie Rose

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:11 pm
    ‘Strategic conversation’ might be how I would describe Tim Cook speaking with Charlie Rose. The Apple CEO states only what he wants you to know, nothing more. He does not over-share. He also, quite effectively, makes a story out of most points. Cook talks a lot about the Apple process, the continued influence of Steve Jobs, and just-a-bit about Beats Music. He describes how he came to the decision to acquire Beats earlier this year. Cook says, while exploring the different streaming music services, It dawns on me that when I listen to theirs [Beats Music] for a while I feel,…
  • Friday Quirky Playlist – #MFM

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    ‘Blissful Frequencies’ is todays quirky playlist from Beats Music. It comes from the Beats New Age genre. Not the most popular genre on Beats, but available nonetheless. This may be the quirkiest of the quirky playlists I’ve found on Beats Music. As described by the Beats curator, “…tracks of blissful frequencies made with crystal bowls and voices.”  #MFM – Made For Meditating! Listen to the Friday quirky playlist ‘Blissful Frequencies‘   Every Friday I’ll seek out a quirky playlist – something that intrigues or dumbfounds; a playlist that is…
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    Never Enough Notes

  • The Charlatans to release ‘Talking In Tones’ single

    Kimberley-Marie Sklinar (Never Enough Notes)
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    The Charlatans have unveiled new single ‘Talking In Tones’ – their first since the death of Jon Brookes. It’s set for release as a limited 7″ on 29 September via The Quietus’ label, The Quietus Phonographic Corporation. The new track is the first song from the as-yet-untitled new album (more details coming in October). Drummer and friend Jon Brookes sadly passed away from brain cancer last year and ‘Talking In Tones’ sees the band continue their career in his memory. The track is a gentle poppy record and we’re loving the delicate organ…
  • Frank Turner collaborates with Levellers

    Aimee Davis
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Frank Turner has collaborated with the Levellers on their 1993 single ‘Julie’ and brought the over 20-year track up-to-date with his own style that seems to strike a chord with the nation. The song’s gritty message about dispossession in society feels more relevant today than ever. Frank is a huge Levellers fan and ‘Julie’ was one of his favourite songs to play whilst growing up. This is the latest video in the series which also include collaborations with Imelda May, Billy Bragg and Bellowhead. All four tracks appear on all versions of Levellers’ Greatest…
  • Philip Selway (Radiohead) announces headline UK tour

    Kimberley-Marie Sklinar (Never Enough Notes)
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    With the release of his much-anticipated second album ‘Weatherhouse’ just two weeks away (6th October) Philip Selway has shared today his news of a 2015 UK tour. In February, you can see Philip performing with his band at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank followed by shows in Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester: Wednesday 11 February – LONDON – Queen Elizabeth Hall (tickets on sale here from Wed 24 Sept) Tuesday 12 February – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club (tickets on sale here from Fri 26 Sept) Wednesday 13 February – GLASGOW – King Tuts Thursday 14…
  • Pale Reveal Video For ‘Come Back’‏

    Aimee Davis
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Pale are back again but this time with a new video for title track ‘Come Back’ – the next release from their self-released ‘Come Back’ EP which is out now. Sounding somewhere between Massive Attack and The XX ‘Come Back’ is a beautifully written mellow track that would sit comfortably as a backing track in a scene for a Hollywood blockbuster where the two leads are in shall we say ‘a romantic moment’. Think the male versions of Jessie Ware and you get the level of soul and outstanding vocals this duo are all about…watch the video…
  • Faded Paper Figures // Relics Out Now via Shorthand Records

    Robin Cannone
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    4.0Overall ScoreRemember Faded Paper Figures? Well, the highbrow electro-indie-pop trio from LA have released a fourth album and have now uploaded it online for free. Composed of John Williams (vocals, guitar), Kael Alden (guitar, drums, keyboards and machines) and Heather Alden (vocals), FPF isn’t a typical trio. Not following the basic guitar, bass and drums outline, they just fiddle with every instrument at their hand. On top of that, Heather (who is married to Kael) studied medicine at UCLA and John taught English and Media at the prestigious Yale University. No wonder lucid reflections…
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  • Chennai Express - Hindi Movie Songs and Lyrics

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Movie : Chennai ExpressStarring : Shahrukh Khan, Deepika PadukoneDirecter : Rohit Shetty Music: Vishal-ShekharSingers: Vishal Dadlani, Hamsika IyerLyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya; Tamil: Niranjan IyengerSong 1 : 1234 get on the dance floor {lyric}Song 2 : TITLI {lyric}Song 3 : Tera Rastaa Chhodoon Na {lyric}Song 4 : Kashmir Main Tu Kanyakumari {lyric}Song 5 : Chennai Express {lyric}Song 6 : Ready Steady Po {lyric}Song 7 :Lungi Dance {lyric}
  • Kashmir Main Tu Kanyakumari - Song Lyric from Chennai Express

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Singers: Arijit Singh, Neeti Mohan, Sunidhi ChauhanMusic: Vishal-ShekharLyricist: Amitabh BhattacharyaSong LyricsChipak-chapak ke chalti hainKabhi kabhi do raaheinJude-jude kuch aise ki laga ho jaise gumDouble-double hoti thi jo kabhi-kabhi taqleefeinKisi ke sang mein chalne se hui half se kumHo tera-mera, mera-teraTera-mera, mera-tera qissa atrangiKabhi-kabhi chalti haiKabhi-kabhi rukti kahani bedhangiKashmir main tu KanyakumariNorth-South ki kat gayi dekho doori hi saariKashmir tu main kanyakumariFifty-fifty har situation mein hissedariEk taraf to jhagda hai, saath phir bhi tagda haiDo…
  • Ready Steady Po - Song Lyric from Chennai Express

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
     Singers: Brodha V, Smokey, Enkore, Natalie Di'luccio, Vishal DadlaniMusic: Vishal-ShekharLyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Brodha V, Smokey, EnkoreSong  LyricsTunak taun taun.....Ready Steady Po!Tunak taun taun.....Ready Steady Po!Po.. Teri aankhon ka ishaara, can't take it no moreTu ready toh main steady, say Ready Steady Po..Ye ** teri kaisi, oh no no no no..Tu ready toh main steady, say Ready Steady Po..Step to the rhythm I believe in stuck in 'emBetter than the best n I don't give.. aah!Listen 'em killer beats till a freak of a manMessin' up with me.. you b..b..better eat…
  • Chennai Express - Song Lyric from Chennai Express

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Singer: S. P. BalasubrahmanyamMusic: Vishal-ShekharLyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharyasong lyricsI say throw your hands upAnd touch the sky highEverybody, move your bodyThere is no party like a party in ChennaiSRK ha ha SPB ha haAnd hit machine Rohit ShettyCollaborating with the troublemakersAndarinda mutthar Vishal n ShekharGet on the train baby!Masla ho simple ya phir complexKuch ho panga na ho depressKhud se hi hain hum bade impressKi apni fitrat hai happinessProblem se peecha chhudane ka,Yehi tareeka hai yaroon, yehi hai processTicket khareed keBeth ja seat peNikal na jaaye kahin Chennai…
  • Tera Rastaa Chhodoon Na - Song Lyric from Chennai Express

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    Singers: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Anusha ManiMusic: Vishal-ShekharLyricist: Amitabh BhattacharyaSong LyricsMeherbaani nahi tumhara pyar maanga haiTumhe manzoor hai tabhi to yaar manga haiGhairon ke dar se, tere sheher seHai kasam rishta todoon naTera rastaa main chhodoon na.. -x4Agar ye hai nahi, to phir jaane pyar kya haiMere jeet hai tu, kise parvaah haar kya haiTera rasta chhodoon na..Chhodoon naa main tera rasta chhodoon naaZindaa hoon lekin, wo baat nahi haiHaathon mein teraa, jo haath nahi haiIshq ka hai naam badaMaine hai kiya kaam badaKar ke magar aadha chhodoon naTere rukh se ye chehra…
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    How to Sing Better

  • Should We Sing Like We Speak?

    Andy Barnes
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    In my travels I have seen many different singing techniques, from no technique at all, to singing from your hips, and more recently I saw a video clip where a vocal teacher told a student to sing from their toes – go figure. One of the more popular techniques that has been around for a while is speech level singing and its many variants. While I am not here to criticize other singing techniques, I do want to explore this concept further in this article to understand whether singing and speaking are the same thing, or are they entirely different? Are Singing And Speaking The Same Thing?
  • Technique vs Style

    Andy Barnes
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    In this post, I wanted to explore the importance of learning a good technique and how it can apply to singing style. We all know that there are different styles or genres in singing. From pop to classical/operatic, rock to R&B, country to gospel, and all variations in between. There is a myth that singing training or technique only applies to the classical or operatic singers, and singers from other styles and genres won’t benefit from learning how to sing correctly. Well, today I want to bust this myth, so let’s get started. What’s So Important About Technique…
  • Learn How To Sing Natures Way

    Andy Barnes
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:19 am
    Did you know that there is a natural way to sing with an open throat? That’s right, we are all born making sound naturally.Did you also know that your voice doesn’t have to deteriorate as you age. In fact, my singing teacher’s teacher was quite happily singing high C’s well into his 90’s and right up until the day he died. Most people seem to think that as you get older that you won’t be able to sing as you did when you were younger, but it’s a myth, your voice should get better with age, not worse. What’s The Problem I think we all have heard a…
  • How To Get Better At Singing – The Bottleneck Octave

    Andy Barnes
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:58 am
    Most singers will spend much of their career learning how to successfully navigate the bottleneck octave, trying to achieve a smooth transition from one end of their range to the other. You may have heard this concept referred to as the “mix”, or mixing/blending the voice. What ever name people will give it, they are essentially all talking about the same thing. In this article, I want to answer the question of how to get better at singing by exploring the bottleneck octave, defining what it is, why it is the cause of so many problems and how we can learn to smash through it. What Is The…
  • How To Improve Singing Power And Tone

    Andy Barnes
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:46 am
    I don’t think I would be incorrect in saying that the majority of singers out there would love to know how to improve singing power and tone. In this article, I want to focus on the concept of resonance and how it applies to the human voice and how we can use it to answer the question of how to improve singing power and tone. Lets get started shall we. How to Improve Singing Power and Tone By Understanding Resonance I had an epiphany one day during a singing lesson when my teacher was explaining something to me. The revelation was this – the human voice is essentially a wind…
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  • OBB Interview with Guitarist Jacob Oswald

    Joy Bernardo
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    OBB is the hardest working Christian pop band that I’ve had the pleasure of talking to. The three brothers that form the band are more like best friends than siblings. Zach (21, lead vocals/keys/guitar), Jacob (19, lead guitars), and Nich (18, drums) are currently out on tour but Jacob took some time out of his busy schedule to have a chat with little ol’ me. JB: Tell me a little bit about yourselves. JO: Well, let’s see. My name is Jacob. I play guitar for OBB. We’ve been a band for about six and a half years. When we started the youngest member (my brother) was 12, I was 13, and my…
  • 5 Summer Music Video Premieres That You Must See

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    Yes it’s still summer.  With all the warm sunny days, unexpected road trips, and refreshing wardrobe change also comes a few video premieres that you won’t want to miss. All five music videos were released within everyone’s favorite summer month — or at least mine, and the fact that is my b-day month has nothing to do with it ! Watch them all below and pick your favorite. 1. The Black Keys – Weight of Love Directed by Theo Wenner, and clocking at over seven minutes Weight of Love is more of a soundtracked short film than a music video. The video features supermodel Lara…
  • Double Band Crush: Two Bands You Need To Know About

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    It’s double band crush time! Every few days I find new sounds out there that make me ask myself, why did I take so long to notice them?! Since I feel so fortunate to come across them, I will share my two recent discoveries. Heads up!  Both of  these artists/duos have a dream-pop sound to them.  If that’s not your type of jam stay tuned and I’ll get back to you. PETITE MELLER I introduce to you Petite Meller, a Brooklyn born singer that lived most of her life in the French Riviera. Ms. Miller is a model, philosophy student and cinema obsessed. This girl started her music career…
  • An Exclusive Interview with Da Answer

    Joy Bernardo
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Thomas Rankins Jr. better known as, Da Answer. I was first introduced to his music a few weeks ago and was happily surprised to find such a talented Christian rapper – a genre of music that I didn’t even know existed. He spreads his message through some fantastically choreographed lyrics and some killer beats. Always the gentleman, Thomas spent some time answering my questions and divulging his moving and fantastic journey as a changed man, a family man, an artist, a minister, and an overall inspiring person. JB: Tell us about how you started as…
  • Exclusive Interview With Youtube Entertainer ‘Mikey Bustos’

    Joy Bernardo
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    There are only a few things that can get me out of bed before the sun is up: – family emergencies – work emergencies – an interview with Mikey Bustos I just had the pleasure of interviewing Filipino/Canadian entertainer. Mikey is definitely one of the hardest working individuals that I’ve ever had the pleasure of speaking with. His love for singing, his work ethic, and his charm serve as an inspiration for, not only Filipinos, but the newest breed of celebrities: the YouTube celebrity. JB: Hello Mikey! Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule for me. MB: Oh, no…
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    Music Universe

  • Thom Yorke posts cryptic Radiohead photo about new album?

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    Thom Yorke is up to something and we want to know what it is. Over the last few weeks, the Radiohead frontman has been posting a series of cryptic images on his Twitter account. Today, however, he tweeted a link to his Tumblr page, which contained a photo of a mysterious white vinyl record. Given that Radiohead only just began work on a new album this month, some fans have speculated that Yorke’s mysterious vinyl could be a new solo record or music from his Atoms For Peace side project. Another popular theory is that the record contains full-length recordings of the music featured on the…
  • De La Soul announce Melbourne Meredith sideshow

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    US hip-hop trio De La Soul are headed to the country soon for the annual Meredith Music Festival along with The War On Drugs, Ty Segall and Ghostface Killah. In addition to their Meredith slot, De La Soul will headline just one club show, playing Melbourne’s 170 Russell Street on Friday 12th December 2014. De La Soul will be touring off the back of their much praised Glastonbury performance and the 25th anniversary of their revolutionary debut album 3 Feet High and Rising, the first of three full-length collaborations with producer Prince Paul which contains the singles Me Myself and I…
  • The Living End are back with new album and gigs

    21 Sep 2014 | 1:46 am
    The Living End are returning to the stage in 2014 with three very special headlining gigs. The Melbourne veterans will now be hitting up venues in the general NSW area this October and November including Canberra, Wollongong, and Sydney. Fans can expect the usual very loud performance showcasing all of their biggest hits, including timeless Aussie rock classics like Prisoner of Society, All Torn Down, and West End Riot. These will be the band’s first headline shows since their unprecedented Retrospective Tour in 2012, during which they performed each of their six albums in full over…
  • How to remove U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ album from iTunes

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Just last week, U2 released their newest album, Songs of Innocence, by announcing without any prior announcement at Apple’s iPhone 6 launch event that they were giving it away for free to all 500 million iTunes users. It’s now come to their attention (and Apple’s) that not everyone was particularly happy to find a U2 album in their cloud. (Particularly those users with the “automatic downloads” feature turned on, who automatically got the album downloaded to their devices.) It was seen as a violation of privacy for some, the forced experience of a U2 album for…
  • Crystal Fighters drummer Andrea Marongiu has died

    14 Sep 2014 | 6:50 pm
    UK alternative group Crystal Fighters’ drummer Andrea Marongiu has died. The cause of death is undisclosed, though the news comes shortly after Marongiu tweeted that he was “at home recovering”. There was no indication of what the drummer was recovering from. “It is with deep regret and great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of our drummer and friend, Andrea Marongiu,” reads a statement from Crystal Fighters. In the statement, Marongiu’s bandmates describe him as “one of the most brilliant, skilful and charismatic drummers to have ever graced the stage”. “Our…
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    DEbris-Randomness & Leftovers

  • Listen to the new Nick Cave written Marianne Faithfull song

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:37 am
      Listen to the new Nick Cave written Marianne Faithfull song “Late Victorian Holocaust“. He also wrote the track “Deep Water” on the album. The new album by Marianne Faithfull called “Give My Love to London” is released the 29th of September this year and also features collaborations with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, Anna Calvi, and Steve Earle. Get the album here: Her backing band features producers Rob Ellis and Dimitri Tikovoi in addition to Portishead’s Adrian Utley and Ed Harcourt. Brian Eno and Warren Ellis and Jim Sclavunos of…
  • Watch: The history of tattoos – Addison Anderson

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:56 am
      If you have a tattoo, you’re part of a rich cultural history that dates back at least 8,000 years. Where did this practice of body modification come from, and how has its function changed over time? Addison Anderson tracks the history of getting inked. Lesson by Addison Anderson, animation by The Think Blot. The post Watch: The history of tattoos – Addison Anderson appeared first on DEbris-Randomness & Leftovers.
  • 10 Useless Facts about Taylor Swift

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
      Here´s 10 Sweet Facts about everyone’s Favourite girl to like at the moment Taylor Swift! Who would you like to read Useless Facts about next? Leave your Comment Below or Connect with us on Twitter! Here´s our previous articles: 10 Useless Facts About: Iggy Azalea Ariana Grande Nicki Minaj    10 Useless Facts about Taylor Swift: She was born December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania A computer repairman taught her how to play three chords on the guitar when she was 12, and this inspired her to writer her first song “Lucky You”.  Taylor knew she need to go to…
  • David Bowie to Release New Album according to Producer Tony Visconti

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
      According to producer Tony Visconti, Bowie is getting ready to release another album of new songs. “There’s gonna be another album, definitely … soon,” Visconti told CNN. This follows the news that Bowie will include two new songs, Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)” and “Tis a Pity She’s a Whore”, on a career-spanning compilation due in November. On the possibility of Bowie touring again, Visconti told CNN, “I don’t think he’s gonna busk in the Tube … on the Underground. As far as a concert is concerned I have no idea. He…
  • Steve Albini Returns with a new album as Shellac!

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    You might remember Steve Albini from cult bands like Big Black and Rapemen. He has now after 7 years of producing other bands in his studio (read more below) come out with his new album Dude Incredible from his band Shellac. The album got rave reviews in Pitchfork.   Get the album here: Steve Albini (1962) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, audio engineerand music journalist. He was a member of Big Black, Rapeman and Flour, and is a member of Shellac.[1] He is the founder, owner and engineer of Electrical Audio, a recording studio complex located in Chicago,…
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  • Rock Media: Bellowhead. Let Her Run.

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    ‘Let Her Run / I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight’ is the new double A side single from Britain’s most successful ever traditional folk act, Bellowhead. 10 years old this year, Bellowhead released their new album ‘Revival’ on legendary label Island Records earlier this summer. Entering the charts at no.12, ‘Revival’ was the... The post Rock Media: Bellowhead. Let Her Run. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Live Review: Joan Baez @ Royal Festival Hall.

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:46 am
    Joan Baez saunters alone onto the stage of the Royal Festival Hall, sits at the microphone and strikes up with Handsome Molly, a song with the opening line ‘Well, I wish I was in London..’. If that’s not savvy song selection, I don’t know what is. This legend of folk music hardly needs to sweeten... The post Live Review: Joan Baez @ Royal Festival Hall. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Rock Show: Take Me To The River Live.

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Take Me to the River Live is an all-star group of musicians who are featured in the film of the same name that is making its UK premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London. The legendary group will take over Brooklyn Bowl London for two magical nights on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th of... The post Rock Show: Take Me To The River Live. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Rock Media: Queen: Queen Forever.

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Three previously unreleased Queen tracks featuring late singer Freddie Mercury spearhead an exciting new Queen album, Queen Forever, due November 10th 2014 on the Virgin Records label. The tracks include a long anticipated track from Queen and Michael Jackson, There Must Be More to Life Than This, a previously unfinished Mercury-Queen track Let Me In... The post Rock Media: Queen: Queen Forever. appeared first on Rockshot.
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  • Mark Lanegan Announces UK and Ireland Tour

    Jamie Coughlan
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:21 am
    Former Screaming Trees Frontman Announces 8 Date UK And Ireland Tour For January 2015 To promote his newest album Phantom Radio, out on 20th October via Heavenly, Mark Lanegan Band have announced the details of an extensive European Tour running from January 2015 to March 2015. This includes 8 UK dates in January including a gig at Shepherd’s Bush Empire and 2 dates in Ireland. Check out the full list of dates below. UK and Ireland dates in bold. Check specific venue for specific on sale data: Jan 15 Seapoint Galway, Ireland Jan 16 Limelight Belfast, United Kingdom Jan 17 Academy…
  • The Replacements Consider New Album

    Jamie Coughlan
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Minneapolis Alt Rock Legends Have “Plenty Of Songs In The Hopper”. In 2012 singer/guitarist Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson reformed their legendary band The Replacements to record an EP titled Songs for Slim in aid of former guitarist Slim Dunlop who had recently suffered a stroke. According to a recent interview with Rolling Stone, it now seems that they may be in a position to record some new music and potentially release a new album. It would be their first since All Shook Down was released in 1990. According to Westerberg potential candidates for inclusion are…
  • Loscil – Ahull – Play It Again, Sam

    Jamie Coughlan
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    I have a bit of a plan (read pipe dream) to save ten grand and then travel the world. After that I am definitely going to settle in Canada. Currently, there is an overabundance of absolutely amazing Canadian bands. From Arcade Fire to Fucked Up to Owen Pallett to Grimes the place is a cesspit of creativity. On top of this, Vancouver ambient/electronic artist Loscil, known as Scott Morgan to his mother, has announced the release date for his next album and released the track “Ahull” as a little teaser for us minions. The record is titled Sea Island and is scheduled for release on…
  • Top Ten Scottish Indie Bands

    Jamie Coughlan
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    I’m skeptical about the motivation for David Cameron’s visit to Scotland. Is it too much to suggest the whole debacle was carefully planned and staged so as to further the cause of the yes vote? I mean, no one in Scotland likes Tories and no one anywhere likes David Cameron so why would his opinion hold any sway? Perhaps he was intended as a Trojan horse. Scotland is a Labour stronghold, and so the benefit of Scotland’s independence to the Conservatives seems pretty self evident. A canny move by the Tories. Personally, I find myself torn. If I was Scottish and living in…
  • Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio – Sleepers Awake – Play It Again, Sam

    Jamie Coughlan
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Who shot… Joel RL Phelps? Joel RL Phelps. Sounds like a character out of Dallas, right? Must be someone that JR Ewing bumped off to acquire his vast fortune, or maybe it was simply to capture his collection of fantastic cowboy hats. Wish I had a cowboy hat. Alas, no. Joel RL Phelps is in fact a singer songwriter originating from Montana and founding member of seminal indie rock band Silkworm. He ditched them some twenty years ago and carved out a niche solo career for himself for the next ten years. Don’t know what he did next, but it wasn’t his solo work. Eventually,…
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    Vonj productions

  • Rear Inlay story, VNA

    vonj productions
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR A CLOSER READ Only 2 Days Left until the album is launched. Stay In the groove Vonj
  • VNA Teaser

    vonj productions
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    It is the countdown to the release of the album V.N.A. Out this weekend 30th august. Just thought I would drop a track out to all my people ahead of time. Song of power Give thanks Vonj
  • VNA album

    vonj productions
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Indeed a new album Out {30th august 2014} Are you people ready??
  • Nowstory Pt 1 “Time”

    vonj productions
    4 Jun 2014 | 8:26 am
    Dear family, I greet you all with grace glory and hope, Grace is the experience I humbly share with you, Glory in the direction I would like to enlighten you in, and Hope in that forever the truth will stand strong. Day-to-day I continue to look into each aspect of our general disposition in life. On the things that I am unfamiliar with I try to understand, and on the things that are familiar to me I try to understand even further. We must learn to double-check on the familiar in order to be able to shed undeniable wisdom whenever we speak on a subject. research is crucial for our growth,…
  • Do not follow me!, Know thy self & walk with me

    vonj productions
    28 May 2014 | 12:21 am
    Do you know who you are? can you face your truth? Here we are in this mortal body, but we cannot even begin to identify what makes the body what it is, let alone come to fathom the power of our brain, mind, spirit and soul, The different dimensions encompassing our very existence. we express vague phrases like “I know this like the back of my hand” do you really know the back of your hand?. We need to master ourselves first, and only then would we stand the chance of understanding something outside of ourselves. It is time for us to begin to realise more of our own being, most of…
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    Producer Empire

  • Novation announced Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface and USB Hub

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Novation has announced Audiohub 2×4, a combined audio interface and USB hub designed for electronic music production. Pricing and release date have not yet been announced. Audiohub 2×4 provides a low latency stereo input, four high quality audio outputs and a loud headphone output, all in a compact and tough aluminium case with 96kHz, 24-bit ‘Focusrite Sound Inside’. Its integrated USB hub powers up to three USB devices simultaneously, meaning a single power supply can power an entire setup, and connect everything to a computer (or even an iPad with a Camera Connection…
  • How to make money with your home studio

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    This is an article mostly for the newcomers of the whole idea of home studios, however I think there is something for everybody here and that being said let’s get into it. A general rule of thumb is that whatever you do, strive to do it at the best of your abilities and you already surpass most of your competition. In the last past couple of months I was constantly disappointed by various professionals because they either literally had no idea what they were doing but capitalized on the fact that neither did the client or just did a poor job to rush to the payment and the service left a ton…
  • Eisenberg Audio releases VIER a Doepfer MS-404 Emulation Software Synth

    5 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Eisenberg Audio released VIER a software synthesizer that emulates a german vintage monophonic analogue synthesizer from the 1990s. The software actually emulates four of them in one package, VIER actually meaning “four” in german. VIER benefits from modern synth engines and behind the scenes gizmos so aside from the literal emulation the software allows parameter linking between the units and “intelligent” voice management. VIER runs stand-alone on Windows and Mac OS X or as plugin via VST, AU, RTAS and AAX. The software is available on the Eisenberg website and has an introductory…
  • Who else wants actually good free sample packs? – over 8000 sounds

    3 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    When it comes to finding proper free drum kits or sound kits or whatever online you usually find that it’s a mess out there. And oh man, what a mess. Most of the kits you find are so good you end up deleting them after 5 minutes, you bump into sites that just take paid kits and offer them as free download (read pirated) and all sorts of crap I don’t find respectable. I don’t know about you but I think that when you recommend someone’s work you should link to the original page and not offer them like you are the original source. Anyways, here is a list of what I could find in terms of…
  • Sign up to beta test Acoustica Mixcraft 7

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    Acoustica is looking for beta tester for Mixcraft 7, its upcoming flagship DAW. Mixcraft 7 includes a 64-bit version (with support for 32-bit plug-ins), the live performance panel, two new samplers, plug in management, searchable drop-downs, audio warping and quantizing, a new look, and much more. If you want to be a part of the beta team you can signup here. View more posts like this on Producer Empire.
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    iTunes Zone

  • Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival (2014) (iTunes Plus AAC M4A LP)

    John Kingman
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:39 pm
    The Big Revival is the seventeenth studio album by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released via Blue Chair/Columbia Records on September 23, 2014. Genres: Country, Music Released: Aug 12, 2014 ℗ 2014 Blue Chair Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Sony Music Nashville, a division of Sony Music Entertainment iTunes | Password: […]
  • You Me – Break the Cycle – Single (2014) (iTunes Plus AAC M4A)

    John Kingman
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:33 pm
    “Break the Cycle” is the second promotion single for debut studio album “rose ave.” by American duo You Me. This album scheduled to release on Oct 14, 2014 via RCA Records Genres: Pop, Music, Rock Expected Release: Oct 14, 2014 ℗ 2014 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment iTunes | Password: If […]
  • Ricky Martin – Adiós – Single (2014) (iTunes Plus AAC M4A)

    John Kingman
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    “Adiós” is a single by Pop Latino singer Ricky Martin. This single was released on iTunes on Sep 23, 2014 via Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC Genres: Pop Latino, Music, Latino Released: Sep 23, 2014 ℗ 2014 Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC iTunes | Password: If the links dead, Please comment!   […]
  • Sharon Corr – The Same Sun (Deluxe Version) (iTunes Plus AAC M4A M4V)

    John Kingman
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Genres: Pop, Music, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock Released: 07 September 2014 ℗ 2014 BobbyJean Limited iTunes | Password: If the links dead, Please comment!   Find all Cheap LV Outlet Online Sale Louis Vuitton Outlet Store Buy Louis Vuitton Outlet Store Discount Louis Vuitton Outlet Store Wholesale Louis Vuitton Outlet Store Authentic Louis Vuitton […]
  • One Direction – Steal My Girl – Single (2014) (iTunes)

    John Kingman
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    “Steal My Girl” is a lead single from the upcoming fourth studio album by English-Irish boy band One Direction. It will be released through Columbia Records and Syco Music on 17 November 2014. Genres: Pop, Music Expected Release: 12 October 2014 ℗ 2014 Simco Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited iTunes […]
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    Words and Riddims »

  • The MOBO Awards are returning to London but…

    Chantel'e Marie
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    … that’s not what we’re here to discuss! It was recently announced that this October 2014; the MOBO Awards would be returning to London after spending five years jamming up in Glasgow. This ‘newsworthy’ piece of information came to my attention following a press release that I spotted on*. The most striking thing about The post The MOBO Awards are returning to London but… appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Jimmy Riley & Buckey Ranks Interview

    Chantel'e Marie
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Chantel’e Marie Meets Jimmy Riley & Buckey Ranks I had the opportunity to meet with two of reggae’s finest artistes, Jimmy Riley & Buckey Ranks, who spoke candidly about their humble beginnings, music success and the reggae industry at large. The interview came following Jimmy’s onstage performance with son Tarrus Riley at the Love Situation reggae The post Jimmy Riley & Buckey Ranks Interview appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Sanchez Live in London – Reggae Show

    Chantel'e Marie
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    LB Entertainments proudly presents –  Reggae Superstar Sanchez with Etana & Aysha Loren! As I write this pre-view the sweet sounds of Sanchez are bouncing off my walls and warming up my heart. I’m overly excited about the announcement that Sanchez will be serenading us with his awesome vocal abilities right here in London. No big The post Sanchez Live in London – Reggae Show appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Wayne Marshall – Go Harder is Winning on World Star Hip Hop

    Chantel'e Marie
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    Wayne Marshall has made a major impact with American fans thanks to his hit single entitled Go Harder. Although the hip-hop/dancehall cross over anthem is more than a year old, the version which features Ace Hood, Waka Flocka and Cham, has seen a recent resurgence of popularity. Following his recent appearance on BET 106 and Park, the Jamaican artiste has seen views The post Wayne Marshall – Go Harder is Winning on World Star Hip Hop appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • RIP John Holt Hoax

    Chantel'e Marie
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Last night Twitter was inundated with condolence messages for legendary reggae singer Sir John Holt, amidst rumours that he had died. From high profile industry experts, to DJs artistes and fans, there were countless RIP messages for the Stick By Me singer. I was immediately taken back by the tweets that John Holt was dead, The post RIP John Holt Hoax appeared first on Words and Riddims.
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  • Whoa, @AZEALIABANKS DROPS A BANGER! “Chasing Time” is an Official Exclusive!

    Leona Taylor
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:34 pm
    & Just when you thought music was getting boring..   Ms. Azealia Banks officially returns with a game changer of course! “Chasing Time” has the potential to be Banks biggest single till date. She brings the electronica and Hip Hop so smoothly with a touch of New York City. Her gritty verses and sassy singing for her hook is golden on this track. This track brings back all the memories as to why we loved people like Jade and C& Music Factory. This song has the perfect words for your ex: “Check my watch, I’ll have your future in my pocket but I lost it when…
  • Vanjess Performs Girl Groups Melody with SWV, Brownstone, Spicegirls & more

    Leona Taylor
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Our favorite Nigerian sisters are back at it again & this time its all about the ladies. The sisters start off with brownstone and end off with sultry En Vogue. We love all of their music covers and their harmony is always on point. This is definitely for the 90’s lovers and the girl group fans. What ever happened to all of our soulful girl groups anyways? The post Vanjess Performs Girl Groups Melody with SWV, Brownstone, Spicegirls & more appeared first on MahoganyMindVerse.
  • The Beautiful @YemiAladee Freestyles her Afro Beat hit single “Johnny”

    Leona Taylor
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    I’m looking for my Johnny!     Afrobeat music is still taking over the world by force but not without a strong female voice behind it. Yemi Alade has changed the game and created a female anthem with her hit single “Johnny”. She sings about a guy who can’t keep his eggs in one basket and the troubles he puts her through. This song is for the women but it is definitely an ear catcher to all people and a track that urges you to get on the dance floor.   Click to view slideshow. She performs this freestyle on We love this amazing young woman…
  • Throwback Moment: @Ludacris x Pimpin All of the World

    Leona Taylor
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    We must make it our duty to give to the community that raised us.. Click to view slideshow. In honor of the annual Luda Day Weekend , which celebrates the importance of giving back to the community  we decided to throw it back to the year of 2005. This video showed the beauty of women from in Durban, South Africa with vocals of Bobby Valentino and Keri Hilson. The feel good melody Polow da Don created was perfect with the chorus. Ludacris said it correct the best women do reside in Africa. Enjoy   Photo Credit: The post Throwback Moment: @Ludacris x Pimpin All of the…
  • Hip Hop Quote of The Day: @THEREALBANNER x @Hiphopsince1987 interview

    Leona Taylor
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    ” Heard everybody saying they’re kings, but true kings serve. If the stories of Jesus they talk about are true, Jesus washed people’s feet and he was the son of God.”   Of course we all want to be royal but honestly what have we done to deserve that position? Easier said than done right? If we are going to keep picking our roles we need to take action as well! Too many people are living their lives through a computer and it’s killing their productivity. As King and Queens of the Hip Hop soul community let’s play the role correctly and bring positivity…
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  • An Interview with Tkay Maidza

    Bizarre Culture
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    18 year old Tkay Maidza is an upcoming Australian hip hop artist who just collaborated with Night Slugs co-founder Bok Bok to produce a song called ‘Finish Them’. Tkay launched into Adelaide’s music scene last year and she’s already making waves around the world with her catchy sound. We had the chance to talk to Tkay about her background, influences, upcoming projects and future plans. What was it like growing up in Australia? How did your environment shape your musical preferences? Growing up in Australia was fun; I was totally oblivious to everything. Not a lot goes down in…
  • Death From Above 1979 share “Trainwreck 1979″ video

    Bizarre Culture
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    The reunited Death From Above 1979 have shared the video for “Trainwreck 1979″ from their forthcoming LP The Physical World. Death From Above 1979 are also headlining Simple Things festival in Bristol on 25th October.  The post Death From Above 1979 share “Trainwreck 1979″ video appeared first on .
  • Simple Things Festival 2014: Sneak Preview

    Alex Durham
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Bristol has gathered an eclectic mix of must-see musical acts this year for Simple Things Festival – with something to impress even the most discerning palate. The festival kicks off on Friday 24th October, with their opening party featuring a live set from one of our favourites, Caribou, along with Canadian Hyperdub songstress, Jessy Lanza. Spanning 12 stages, Saturday’s line-up brings together garage rockers Black Lips, the ever-changing Liars, and post-rock veterans Mogwai, with the likes of dance punk duo Death From Above 1979. Other artists on the bill include lo-fi bedroom…
  • Damien Rice Announces his First Album in Eight Years: Listen to the Title Track Here

    Bizarre Culture
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Irish folk singer, Damien Rice has announced his new album after an eight year absence from the music scene. Entitled ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’, it will be released on 3rd November, a long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s ‘9‘. The title track will be available to stream on Spotify from today and the first single ‘I Don’t Want To Change You’ will premiere later this month. Speaking frankly about the record and his break from music, Rice explains that “sometimes you have to step away from what you love in order to learn how to love it again.” You can check the…
  • No Cameras Allowed: Watch a guy Crash 50 Music Festivals in This Documentary

    Bizarre Culture
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    No Cameras Allowed is a story of James Marcus Haney, a man who has crashed over 50 festivals and events, including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, and Coachella, in addition to the Grammys. Haney, an aspiring filmmaker and photographer, turned his journey into a documentary, which was premiered last month on MTV. The full film is available to view online — watch below. Get More: No Cameras Allowed, Full Episodes The journey began at Coachella 2010, where penniless James first jumped the fence to watch his favourite band, hang out with friends and to meet a girl he really liked. Even though he…
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