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  • Is Gwen Stefani Replacing Christina Aguilera On ‘The Voice’?

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    Christina Lee
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    Gwen Stefani may be replacing Christina Aguilera on The Voice. Her “contract is now done” for the show’s seventh season, an NBC rep said to Us Weekly. Reports say that NBC began searching for a coach to replace Aguilera after the Lotus siren announced her second pregnancy in February. While the network had hoped that she would stay during her pregnancy, Aguilera instead opted out. Stefani would be joining returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, plus newcomer Pharrell (who is replacing Cee Lo Green). Funny enough, Pharrell hinted of a comeback from Stefani at Coachella,…
  • Miley Cyrus Postpones U.S. Tour Over Extreme Allergic Reaction All News
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Miley Cyrus has postponed the remaining US dates for her Bangerz tour after falling ill from an allergic reaction to antibiotics The Associated Press reports that seven shows have been rescheduled and the tour will resume on August 1st with a stop in Uniondale New York 8 Most Outrageous Moments of...
  • Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Joins the Replacements at Coachella Music News
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong provided musical reinforcement for the Replacements during the band's second Coachella weekend set on Friday night As Billboard reports frontman Paul Westerberg was plagued by back trouble and spent much of the set laying on a sofa while he played his guitar parts so the...
  • Matisyahu – Confidence Feat. Collie Buddz (Stream)

    T&A - YMT
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Matisyahu and Collie Buddz collaborate and offer the cheering Confidence. Akeda album will be out in June.READ MORE ⇒
  • Downton Abbey Producer Pursues Sigmund Freud Crime Drama Series

    Paste - Recently Added
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Downton Abbey Producer Pursues Sigmund Freud Crime Drama Series
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  • Michelle Obama to Guest Star on 'Nashville'

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    The First Lady is adding another TV credit to her resume Michelle Obama will be making an appearance this spring in an upcoming episode of the ABC drama Nashville the Associated Press reports  Watch Michelle Obama Demonstrate 'The Evolution of Mom Dancing' With Jimmy Fallon Obama will guest star as herself alongside...
  • Report: Gwen Stefani to Join 'The Voice'

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Gwen Stefani is set to join the coaches' panel on The Voice Us Weekly reports A source confirmed to the magazine that the No Doubt singer has signed on to take a seat on the NBC show for its upcoming seventh season and that the "contract is now done" Read an Excerpt...
  • Drake Accuses Jay Z of 'Eating a Fondue Plate' During NBA Playoffs

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Drake took a little dig at Jay Z while providing commentary during Saturday's NBA playoff game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors "This is the people's team out here tonight you know what I mean Toronto Raptors" he said "Jay Z's somewhere eating a fondue plate"  The 14 Biggest...
  • Jack White Releases World's Fastest Record

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Jack White came in ahead of schedule on his plan to record the world's fastest record According to Third Man Records the first batch of 7"s for Record Store Day were recorded pressed assembled and available for sale at the store with 35521 on the stopwatch Record Store Day 2014 Ultimate...
  • Miley Cyrus Postpones U.S. Tour Over Extreme Allergic Reaction

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Miley Cyrus has postponed the remaining US dates for her Bangerz tour after falling ill from an allergic reaction to antibiotics The Associated Press reports that seven shows have been rescheduled and the tour will resume on August 1st with a stop in Uniondale New York 8 Most Outrageous Moments of...
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    Kings of A&R

  • Biggest Selling iTunes Artists within the last 24 hours

    Kings of A&R
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
  • Anthony Rankin

    Kings of A&R
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Buzz Track: Phoenix In Vegas Anthony Rankin has become a Kings favorite with the release of his new single Phoenix In Vegas.  Drawing comparisons to Prince and Bruno Mars, Rankin is a graduate of the old school combining classic R&B and pop. The tracks were self-produced with co-production by Victor Broden (Jake Owen, LeeAnn Rimes, Plus One). Most recent performances include 3rd & Lindsley, The Listening Room, and 12th & Porter. Upcoming performance at BB King’s in Nashville on May 29th. Contact:
  • Brittany McDonald

    Kings of A&R
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Buzz Track: Alive Brittany McDonald who created a buzz with her ‘thought provoking’ pop is back with a new self released single titled Alive. It’s catchy dance floor pop falling along the lines of Ellie Goulding, Marina & the Diamonds, and Zedd. Contact:
  • Jake Sims & Valerie Broussard

    Kings of A&R
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:26 am
    Both Valerie Broussard & Jake Sims teamed up and released a song together Tell Me (Before You Leave). We featured Jake Sims last year after hearing his mind blowing track ‘Sold Out‘. Sims garnered over 150,000 views for his YouTube covers and 50,000+ hits on soundcloud. Valerie Broussard on the other hand is an American singer/songwriter who lives in New York and makes her rounds back and forth to Nashville and the UK to write, record and perform. Contact: (Jake), (Valerie)
  • Cemetery Sun

    Kings of A&R
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Buzz Track: Sleeping It Off Cemetery Sun is a new act on the scene hailing from Northern California. They blend catchy guitar riffs, soulful vocals and ambient synths. Although the band has not officially released an full album or EP, they have released singles including Kings favorite Sleeping It Off. The band performs in the Sacramento area and their songs have been spun on radio stations such as Live 105 (Bay Area), 94.7 and 98 Rock (Sacramento). This is a band to watch. Contact: or
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  • Johnny Marr attacks 'councils and landlords' for decline of record stores

    George Miller
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Johnny Marr has blamed high retail rents for the decline in record stores in a post on Record Store Day. Entitling it 'Landlords Stole My Records Off The Street', the guitarist suggested that the shops' plight was not just due to iPod culture, but also the unsympathetic attitude of councils and landlords who seek 'The Next Quid and the Starbucks Dollar'. Marr is most famed for his work with The Smiths, but has also made music in Electronic, The The, Modest Mouse, and The Cribs, among others. He is due to release his second solo album this year, the follow-up to 2012's The Messenger. The…
  • LISTEN | Red Temple Spirits - If Tomorrow I Were Leaving For.. [Full Album Stream]

    Jeremy Daniel
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:52 am
    If Tomorrow I Were Leaving for Lhasa, I Wouldn't Stay a Minute More... is the second studio album by American post-punk band Red Temple Spirits. It was released in 1989 on the Nate Starkman & Son label, a subsidiary of Fundamental. Dedicated to Tibetan Buddhism, the album displayed a more direct approach and a turn toward Tibet for the music's spiritual inspiration. L.A.'s Red Temple Spirits perform ritualistic, droning post-punk soundscapes augmented by tribal drumming, '60s psychedelia, and a {new age} spiritual sensibility courtesy of British emigre and frontman William Faircloth,…
  • LISTEN | Red Temple Spirits - Dancing To Restore An Eclipsed Moon [Full Album Stream]

    Jeremy Daniel
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:42 am
    Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon is the debut studio album of American post-punk band Red Temple Spirits. It was released in 1988 on the Nate Starkman & Son label, a subsidiary of Fundamental. Rock critic Piero Scaruffi praised the album, calling it a "ponderous masterpiece" and writing, "The extravagant mysticism [...] had few or no precedents. It rehashed emotional debris left buried under the cosmic and ritualistic hymn of 'Interstellar Overdrive', under the psychotic and metaphysical melodrama of 'The End', under the apocalyptic frenzy of 'Sister Ray', while scouring medieval fairy…
  • WATCH | Secret Colours - Into You

    Chris MUG5 Maguire
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Secret Colours have a new video for "Into You" from the EP they are about to release, Positive Distractions Part II (out April 29). There is a parallel metaphor of evolution one could use to describe Secret Colours since releasing their sophomore effort Peach in May 2013. Two original members are all that remain of the sometime six-piece band from Chicago, Vocalist/Guitarist Tommy Evans and Drummer Justin Frederick. Within the transformations of relationships, the hardships of being independent, and the inspiration that comes from that independence, Secret Colours are eager to celebrate the…
  • LISTEN | Vacationer - The Wild Life

    Chris MUG5 Maguire
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Vacationer has announced the release of their second album, Relief out June 24 on Downtown Records. In celebration of this exciting news, the band is currently streaming their album’s lead single, “The Wild Life” and has released an accompanying lyric video through Fans who pre-order Relief through iTunes will receive an instant download of lead track as well. Relief unspools the strings of wound-up existence with a cinematic wallop of positivity-oozing pop. The album was recorded at Body Language’s Landau Audio Design studio from Brooklyn, NY where lead…
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  • Christina Aguilera Confirms New Album Plans

    Christina Lee
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    Christina Aguilera confirmed that a new album (and, therefore, follow-up to #JusticeforBionic) is in the works. “So blissful in taking this time for creating all things blossoming new on the horizon…album, baby & beautiful music to come,” she said on Twitter. Aguilera’s career saw a resurgence last year, as the returning Voice coach teamed with A Great Big World for surprise hit “Say Something” and Lady Gaga in a feud-ending, game-changing performance of “Do What U Want.” With her recent engagement and announcement of her second pregnancy, though, the Lotus diva…
  • Prince Debuts New Single “The Breakdown”: Listen

    Christina Lee
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    On April 18, Prince announced a new studio album, Purple Rain reissue and deal with Warner Bros. Records. Less than a day later, he surprised fans with a new single, power ballad “The Breakdown.” There, Prince recalls the excess he used to desire, his falsetto hovering closely over a spare keyboard, female back-up vocals and laser sound effects. “I used to throw the party every New Year’s Eve / first one intoxicated, last one to leave,” he sings. Just a month ago, Prince stopped by The Arsenio Hall Show to talk Princestagram (the revolution will be televised) and new music. He…
  • Miley Cyrus Postpones Remainder Of U.S. Tour

    Christina Lee
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    Miley Cyrus has postponed the remaining U.S. dates of her Bangerz tour, following the “extreme allergic reaction” she suffered on April 17. Tickets will be honored on the new dates, including for previously canceled and postponed shows, while two dates for Pittsburgh and Chicago were added. The “Adore You” star was to perform in Philadelphia, Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut and in Long Island, N.Y., next week; for now, the latter two have yet to be rescheduled. Meanwhile, her official site says that the European leg of her tour will go on as scheduled, so starting May 2 in Amsterdam.
  • Is Gwen Stefani Replacing Christina Aguilera On ‘The Voice’?

    Christina Lee
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    Gwen Stefani may be replacing Christina Aguilera on The Voice. Her “contract is now done” for the show’s seventh season, an NBC rep said to Us Weekly. Reports say that NBC began searching for a coach to replace Aguilera after the Lotus siren announced her second pregnancy in February. While the network had hoped that she would stay during her pregnancy, Aguilera instead opted out. Stefani would be joining returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, plus newcomer Pharrell (who is replacing Cee Lo Green). Funny enough, Pharrell hinted of a comeback from Stefani at Coachella,…
  • Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast” Headed For Impressive Chart Debut

    Mike Wass
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Lana Del Rey‘s breezy new single “West Coast” is headed for a strong debut on Billboard’s Hot 100 next week. The atmospheric Dan Auerbach-produced anthem should land in the top 50 (it could go higher) on the back of 110,000 to 120,000 first-week download sales. It will become the Ultraviolence diva’s fourth entry on the countdown. This is a promising debut for several reasons. Lana’s hasn’t promoted the song outside of her rambling Coachella set, radio airplay is currently minimal and there’s no video to prop up streaming numbers. When/if…
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  • Skydiving in Slowmotion

    shveddy (/music/member/shveddy)
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Some of the closeups give a really interesting perspective.
  • "Not Now, Not Ever!" (Gillard Misogyny Speech)

    dag (/music/member/dag)
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:21 pm
    From Youtube: From the composer, Rob Davidson: "When I heard Julia Gillard's parliamentary speech addressing misogyny, it struck me that behind the politics there was a lot of personal feeling being communicated. I wanted to put a frame around this slice of time, to heighten my perception of what was being said behind the words, in the intonation of the voice, and in the dynamics of what was being said in interjections and reactions. The resulting choral piece, in which the singers echo and support the Prime Minister's speech melodies, is initially quite humorous, as we are confronted with…
  • Milow - We Must Be Crazy

    oritteropo (/music/member/oritteropo)
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Music video for "We Must Be Crazy", by singer-songwriter Milow, is a cinematic retro-futuristic spin on the classic Pinocchio story, a post modern fairy tale about the limitations of using technology to battle loneliness. YouTube Description: Official music video for "We Must Be Crazy" by singer-songwriter Milow, taken from the album SILVER LININGS (, out March 2014 Director: Norman Bates ( Producer: Chou-Jung Kuo Production…
  • The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

    mintbbb (/music/member/mintbbb)
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" is a song by British rock group The Police from their album Ghost in the Machine. It was also a hit single that reached the top of the charts in the United Kingdom in November 1981 and hit number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart that same year. (WikiPedia) YouTube Description: Music video by The Police performing Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic. (C) 1981 A&M Records Ltd.
  • Sonny Boy Williamson II - Eyesight To The Blind

    Fantomas (/music/member/Fantomas)
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
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  • Sunny Day Real Estate – “Lipton Witch”

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:28 pm
    As previously announced, Sunny Day Real Estate has released their first new song in 14 years on a split 7″ with Circa Survive for Record Store Day. “Lipton Witch” was recorded in sessions that failed to produce a full-length following their 2009 reunion tour. The release of the song comes only a few weeks before the 20th anniversary of their debut album Diary that propelled them to emo fame. Listen below.Read More...
  • Morrissey’s Not Happy With Canada

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    It’s not a day that ends in Y if Morrissey’s not outraged by something and this time it’s a whole nation — in case you weren’t aware, the whole country of Canada is now “fashionably dead.” Morrissey took to his fansite to call the country out on its seal hunt, which started on Monday. The annual East Coast event has caused an uproar in the environmental community and has been bogged down with legal challenges. Seal hunting only occurs in six countries nowadays, partly because of conservationist’s efforts but mostly because the demand for seal…
  • Big Boi Says Modest Mouse Collab Is Still Happening, Plans EP With Phantogram

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    On Thursday night, Big Boi DJed a Coachella party in advance of his second reunion performance as Outkast (which was apparently much better, if you believe music critic Twitter) and dropped some hints to The Hollywood Reporter about what he’ll be up to for the rest of the year. On the rumored Modest Mouse collaboration that happened back in 2011 and still hasn’t seen a release: “We’ve got these songs they’ve been sitting on forever. I saw [lead singer Isaac Brock] a couple months ago and they’re working on some additions to what we did. I don’t know. It’s a crazy…
  • Prince – “The Breakdown”

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Yesterday, Prince announced his reconciliation with Warner Bros. and said that a new studio album was on the way that would be released on the label. The fruits of that deal came earlier than expected when Prince dropped a new single late last night in the form of “The Breakdown,” which is a slow and soulful ballad that, appropriately, breaks down into an emotional wail amidst lavish instrumentation. Listen to the song below. Read More...
  • Percussions – “KHLHI”

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    Four Tet’s been releasing songs under his Percussions alias over the past few days in a lead-up to the release of two 12-inches on his own label. We’ve already heard “Blatant Water Cannon,” “Ascii Bot,” and “Sext” and “KHLHI” completes the series. It’s very much of the same family as the other tracks, elevated by a beautiful sample from ’70s soul singer Syreeta Wright’s “Keep Him Like He Is” that carries the track home. Listen below. Read More...
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  • SiriusXM Notes Get Upgrade

    Spencer Osborne
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    SiriusXM today announced that the ratings on the 5.25% Senior Notes due 2022 issued by its subsidiary, SiriusXM Radio Inc., have been upgraded to investment grade by both Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and Moody’s Investors Service. “The upgrade of the ratings on the Notes to investment grade has the effect of eliminating many of the financial covenants contained in these Notes,” said David Frear, Chief Financial Officer, SiriusXM.  “Most importantly, the limitation on restricted payments contained in the indenture governing the Notes is no longer…
  • Ugly SiriusXM Technical Event

    Spencer Osborne
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    I know that many will not want to see, hear, or speak about this, but it has happened.  SiriusXM’s 100 day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) has crossed below the 200 day EMA.  This is a bearish event, and could not happen at a worse time for this equity.  I follow EMA’s for SiriusBuzz Premium members and discuss the issue in greater detail in premium articles. The last time that the 100 day crossed below the 200 day was back in 2006.  SiriusXM stock went from near $8 per share down to its all time lows.  The 100 day finally crossed back above the 200 day in 2010 and rose back…
  • March Auto Sales Show Upswing On Incentives

    Spencer Osborne
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    The auto sector showed a little life in March with the help of incentives.  For the month auto sales were 1,533,520.  This beat March of last year by about 80,000 units and even allowed Q1 of 2014 to better Q1 of the previous year.  Q1 2014 was about 48,000 units better than Q1 of the previous year.  Essentially this would present about the same number of subscribers if the metrics were now counted the same.  However, with the restructuring of how radios in GM vehicles are counted, the sub number in Q1 of 2014 should be less than we saw in 2013. In Q1 of 2013 the company added 452,890…
  • SiriusXM To Announce Q1 Results

    Spencer Osborne
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    SiriusXM announced today that it plans to announce first quarter 2014 financial and operating results on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  The company will hold a conference call at 8:00 am ET on Thursday, April 24, to discuss these results.  SiriusXM typically announces results prior to the market open.  This quarterly call is happening just a few weeks after the end of the quarter, which is also not unheard of for the satellite radio provider. Consensus of analysts put EPS expectations at 2 cents per share on revenue of $996 million.  Last year the company earned 2 cents in Q1.  The first…
  • Avis and Budget to Offer SiriusXM on Most Rentals

    Spencer Osborne
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Avis Budget Group, Inc. has announced that SiriusXM is now available to a majority of Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental customers via factory-installed satellite radios. The new offering will give customers easy access to satellite radio… for a price.   Previous to this development, Avis and Budget offered satellite radio via a plug and Play system that had the radio connected to the car through a cigarette lighter. Avis and Budget have carried cars with in-dash satellite radio systems for quite some time, but typically that was not the method used by the car rental company to…
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    Roger McGuinn's Folk Den

  • The Lazy Farmer Boy

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: The Lazy Farmer Boy – Click To Play Another fine song from The Anthology of American Folk Music. I emulated the performance of Buster Carter and Preston Young, staying in the same key and tempo. It’s a tale of a misunderstanding between a corn farmer who has lost […]
  • Engine 143

    28 Feb 2014 | 6:37 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: Engine 143 – Click To Play Because I will be in Shanghai China on March 1, and not sure what Internet availability will be there, I’m releasing this a day early.”Engine 143″ is a famous Carter Family song preserved in the Anthology of American Folk Music (Edited by […]
  • Winter’s Almost Gone

    1 Feb 2014 | 2:21 am
    Photo by Camilla McGuinn How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: Winter’s Almost Gone – Click To Play Another “Winter Song” during one the coldest winters in North America, due to several successive “Polar Vortices.” A song brought to mind by the passing of the great folk legend and personal mentor, Pete Seeger. Click here […]
  • The Month of January

    1 Jan 2014 | 2:17 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: The Month of January – Click To Play This traditional song [Roud Folksong Database #175] has been sung all over the world. It’s the tragic story of a young woman who became pregnant by her poor lover. Her rich parents bribe the young man to disappear. She is […]
  • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

    1 Dec 2013 | 4:04 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Click To Play The poem for this carol was composed in 1849 by Edmund Sears at the request of his friend, William Parsons Lunt, pastor of United First Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts. It was not until a year later that Richard […]
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    XLR8R News and Features

  • The Lowdown - This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Robert Hood, Tycho, Jacques Greene, and More

    XLR8R Magazine
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know—and love—that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over every single news story, interview, podcast, video, and MP3 download that appears on the site, we also realize that for most people, it's impossible to see everything, which means that some quality XLR8R content is likely to get missed in the hustle and bustle of everyone's daily lives. In the interest of making it easier for everyone to catch up, every Friday we present The Lowdown, a weekly wrap-up of the top 10 tidbits from our site. read…
  • Marley Carroll "First Thought, Best Thought (Little People Remix)"

    XLR8R Magazine
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Pulled from his recent self-released Sings LP, Asheville, NC producer Marley Carroll's "First Thought, Best Thought" has recieved a remix treatment. Featured here, the rework from London producer Little People bears very minor differences to Carroll's original, with a methodically bouncing, but even-tempered, bass remaining at the core. From there, Little People introduces an array of sparkling beeps and bells which are used to encircle the track's hollow synth blares and whispered vocal snippets. In addition to offering this remix, Marley Carroll is set to embark on a series of North…
  • Four Tet Streams Final Forthcoming Percussions Tracks

    XLR8R Magazine
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    After announcing a forthcoming trio of 12"s for his Text label on Tuesday, Four Tet has spent much of the past week methodically leaking streams of those upcoming efforts. Now, the last two pieces of the puzzle have arrived as both sides of the man's upcoming TEXT029A 12" as Percussions are now available to hear in full. read more
  • The Bunker Readies New 12" from Løt.te

    XLR8R Magazine
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Launched earlier this year, the label arm of NYC club night The Bunker will issue its fourth release later this month in the form of a two-track 12" from Turkish-born producer Løt.te. read more
  • Check Out a 40-Minute Live Set from Juju & Jordash

    XLR8R Magazine
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    Israeli duo Juju & Jordash have unleashed a recording from a recent live set which is now available to stream. read more
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  • Know Your Local Record Store: Oak Park Records

    Robert Cass
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    As it approaches its tenth anniversary in the suburban-Chicago hometown of Ernest Hemingway, Betty White, and Dan Castellaneta, Oak Park Records continues to surprise me, because even though I’ve been buying albums since I was 11 years old, it took 23 more years, not to mention the birthday gift of a USB turntable in 2009, for me to start buying records, i.e., vinyl, on a semi-regular basis.  I don’t know how he does it, but the store’s owner, Alan Heffelfinger, can read my mind, so when I went in looking for Paul Simon’s long-out-of-print Greatest Hits, Etc.
  • PopSmarts: What Becomes a Legend Most?

    Jack Feerick
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    The second season of Vikings, last year’s basic-cable breakout hit, is coming into its homestretch, and the intrigues are piling up. Handsomely shot on locations in Ireland and Canada, and boasting magnetic lead performances, Vikings tells the story of Ragnar Lothbrok, a semi-legendary Danish chieftain and raider who plundered his way up and down the English coastline in the dawn years of the 9th Century. Vikings is the first scripted drama created for History — formerly known as the History Channel, but rebranded, like so many cable networks, to blur the distinction between the thing…
  • Does the Streaming Economy Have iTunes in a Hi-Res Panic?

    Jeff Giles
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    It’s no secret that digital music sales are down, and the guilty party seems obvious: the streaming economy ushered in by the advent of streaming services. The only question now is the same one that’s dogged the industry for the last 15 years — namely, how do we stop the bleeding? In a recent column for Forbes, Bobby Owsinski referenced unnamed sources who suggest that, in an effort to shore up flagging download sales, Apple will soon introduce a hi-res option for audiophile iTunes customers. It’d be more expensive, of course, but that isn’t what Owsinski sees as…
  • The Friday Five: April 18, 2014

    Michael Parr
    18 Apr 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: “Liathach (instrumental)” by Prince (from Dakota V (disc 1), 2013) The big news out of Paisley Park today is that Prince has…
  • The Three Strike Rule: “Rogue,” “Broadchurch”

    Scott Malchus
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Still going through True Detective withdrawal? Let me suggest a couple of alternative detective series that should give you a healthy dose of thrills and nail biting moments. Thandie Newton (Crash) stars in Rogue, an cop drama that airs in the U.S. on DirecTV’s Audience Network. Newton plays Grace, a deep undercover detective who’s infiltrated an Oakland-based gang run by Jimmy Laszlo (Marton Csokas). Grace has been working Jimmy’s crew long enough that when she disappears for long periods, no one questions where she’s been. Of course, where she’s been is…
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    The KEXP Blog

  • Video Roundup: Happy Weedster!

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    In a bizarre act of serendipity, Easter falls on April 20th this year, or, uh, “4/20“. So, be careful what kind of “Easter grass” you use to line your baskets, and your kids might have to battle some adults in the Easter candy aisle. In fact, plenty of different treats will be, um, “baked” this weekend, and rabbits won’t be the only ones with red eyes. Since this kind-of cross-celebration doesn’t happen every year, KEXP shares this video round-up with you:
  • Album Review: WOODS - With Light and With Love

    Matt Pritchard
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Determined and unwavering Brooklyn-based folk rock band WOODS have released over six albums since their inception in 2005, distinguishing them as some of the hardest-working indie rockers. Singer-guitarist and founder Jeremy Earl even runs the record label Woodsist, from which WOODS release their albums. Additionally, the group arranges a music-gathering in Big Sur, with this year marking the fifth annual Woodsist Festival. “Work Hard, Play Harder,” seems to be the overarching aphorism for WOODS and, with the release of an album with that very name, released last Tuesday, this philosophy…
  • KEXP Q&A: Julia Shapiro and Lydia Lund of Chastity Belt

    Jacob Uitti
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    photo by Sarah Creighton Seattle’s Chastity Belt play energetic indie rock ‘n roll. They are sarcastic, sharp and both complex and simple all at once. They are also an all-female band. But does gender matter when it comes to the music they produce? Does it matter for the bands Childbirth, Lemolo or La Luz? You get the sense it’s something they joke about together, making light of the questions they get about gender – and how it doesn’t really matter. KEXP caught up with two of Chastity Belt’s band members, Julia Shapiro and Lydia Lund, to talk about this as…
  • Live Video: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    Matt Pritchard
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    photo by Mike Emigh (view set) Recently, Alec Ounsworth, frontman of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, happened to be in the vicinity of the KEXP studio. He wasn’t scheduled, and we only learned he was in town the same day, but we grabbed him anyway, sat him down, and asked him to play a few songs on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters. Fortunately, he wasn’t too traumatized to perform a charming set featuring acoustic renditions of Hysterical‘s “The Witness’ Dull Surprise” and two new songs from the upcoming CYHSY album. You’ll have to wait until June 3rd for…
  • Friday Music News

    Britta Plyler
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    photo by Steven Dewall Here’s a little pre-weekend of adorableness courtesy of Belle and Sebastian. The Scottish indie-pop band performed for a group of sick children with the Song for Kids Foundation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Their carefree rendition of Journey’s smash hit “Don’t Stop Believin’” was a perfect escape for their very precious audience. [CoS] Danger Mouse and James Mercer, better known as Broken Bells, stopped by Conan last night to perform their new song “Control.” The slick, laid-back song is featured on their recently released album After…
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    Create Digital Music

  • Roland AIRA MIDI Implementation: Now Official for TB-3, TR-8 – and TB-3 Sequences Nicely

    Peter Kirn
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    This wouldn’t normally be news, but for whatever reason, the Roland AIRAs went flying off the shelves – missing any MIDI documentation. Ahem. We covered a number of these details before, including a Max for Live patch for the convenience of those of you integrating with Ableton. The good news: the hackers were right, and got more or less the entire implementation via trial and error. So, this is still a good resource: AIRA Secrets: Here’s How to Take Command of Roland’s TB-3 and TR-8 with MIDI The TR-8, then, holds no surprises. I’m just hopeful we see extra…
  • The $100 BeatStep Sequencer and Controller: Everything You Want to Know [Review, Resources]

    Peter Kirn
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    Even if Arturia’s BeatStep did nothing other than act as a dumb controller, it might get your attention. The compact control surface / sequencer hardware runs about $100 street. As a controller, it has both 16 pads and 16 endless encoders (with notches, so you can feel where you are), plus transport triggers and a larger encoder. With driverless USB operation, some of you will already be happy and can proceed. But the BeatStep is more ambitious than that. It has sophisticated software customization via a companion program, and a built-in step sequencer. It operates standalone, with MIDI…
  • Rhythm, Recoded in Plug-ins, Ableton Live: A Conversation with WaveDNA

    Peter Kirn
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    Music software is at its best when it goes beyond cookie-cutter regularity, and spawns something creative. And sometimes, the path there involves retooling how that music is made. That’s why I’m pleased to get to share this interview with WaveDNA. Liquid Rhythm is something unlike just about anything else in music software. It looks like a music theory class collided with a mandala. In colored patterns, arrayed in bars and wheels, you can produce all kinds of new rhythms, then integrate deeply with your host software. If you use Ableton Live, the integration goes further still.
  • Shake-to-Get-a-Free-Album: Apple Called it Too Useless to Approve

    Peter Kirn
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Nid & Sancy – The Cut up Jeans Technique app from Lab101 on Vimeo. Like an attention-starved Tamagotchi – or a two-and-a-half year-old toddler – this is an app that wants to shake around and gets easily bored. Yes, we’ve seen endless predictions that apps might replace albums. (I said it on a panel once, so I’m guilty.) But… how, exactly? In a novel and entertainingly-juvenile concept, the app R.A.N.D.Y. is a handheld dancing character who wants to be shaken around in order to keep the music playing. Worth it? Well, with the funky sounds of Belgian…
  • Listen: Greg Gives Peter Space, Intimate Vocals Meet Live, Spacey Sound [CDM Presents]

    Peter Kirn
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    The label Erased Tapes lies perfectly at the crossroads of craft today, from instrument building and modification (electronic and acoustic) to performance and composition (again, electronic and acoustic). And a new collaboration weaves together all those threads. We couldn’t be more pleased to get to share the first exclusive track from that project, as well as announce an event we’ll co-present here in Berlin in June. Peter Broderick and Greg Haines are each multi-instrumentalist composers, at home singing and playing instruments both new and old. Their relationship spans several…
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  • UK Music Round-Up (04/20/14)

    Andy Biddulph
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Head to the replies to see this week's UK Music Round-Up.
  • What Was In Our Mailbox?

    Ryan Gardner
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to recently.
  • Staff Recommendations: 4-20-2014

    Jason Tate
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well. Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the podcast.Kyle HuntingtonMarika Hackman for the folk who enjoy Laura Marling, Sivu for Bombay Bicycle Club x Bright Eyes and Honeyblood for Best Coast with a Glaswegian edge.Alex DiVincenzoThe Wonder Years' The Greatest Generation World Tour is an early contender for best show of the year.
  • AMA Announcement: Copeland

    Keagan Ilvonen
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:02 pm
    That's right, Copeland will be doing an AMA on the site this Tuesday at 8pm EST. This is the first time the band's openly talking about getting back together, the new album and everything else that is Copeland. The last time the band did one was over five years ago, so be sure to make it around this time, who knows when the next one will be. Don't forget to pre-order the band's new album, Ixora, to have extra special treatment as well (this is a joke). To celebrate, post your favorite Copeland songs in the replies and let's rejoice!
  • "The Story of a Pop Punk Poser Sellout"

    Jason Tate
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Josh Chambers, formerly of The Sloppy Meateaters, is working on a documentary about the band. He's looking for people to interview for the documentary and you can read the message from Josh below. "Fruitless Misadventures: The Story of a Pop Punk Poser Sellout" is the story of the DIY southern pop punk band the sloppy meateaters. 10 years, 13 tours, 5 albums, 100s of songs, from shows in the living room to the Warped Tour SME roamed the Earth for nearly a decade before admitting defeat & calling it quits in 2007. When asked to define a warped tour band Kevin Lyman said, the…
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  • Jay Z Joins Pharrell On Stage At Coachella Weekend 2 (VIDEO)

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    (AllHipHop News) Jay Z shocked the crowd at the Coachella Festival’s first weekend by jumping on stage with Nas. The audience at weekend two got a chance to see HOV make another special appearance. [ALSO READ: Nas Brings Out Jay Z During Coachella 2014 Performance (VIDEO)] Pharrell Williams brought out Jay to perform “Frontin’” “Excuse Me Miss,” “La La La (Exuse Me Miss Again),” and “I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me).” Pharrell also had help from T.I., Pusha T, and Usher during his set. Watch Pharrell and Jay Z Coachella performance below.
  • Mimi Faust & Nikko Smith Talk Sex Tape, Stevie J + Joseline, & Shower Scene (VIDEO)

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    (AllHipHop News) With one day to go before their sex tape hits the internet, Mimi Faust & Nikko Smith sat down with WSHH to talk about the video, the reaction of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta co-stars Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez, the infamous shower scene, favorite position, and what music they like to use as the soundtrack when having sex. [ALSO READ: Sex Tape Of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” Star Mimi Faust Set For Release (PICS)] Watch Mimi and Nikko discuss Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta in the video below. Filed under: Headlines, MOBILE, News Tagged: Love & Hip Hop…
  • Diamond Talks Physically Fighting Lil Scrappy, Gucci Mane Slapping Him Over Weed+ More (VIDEO)

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:21 pm
    (AllHipHop News) A fews days ago, Diamond EXCLUSIVELY informed AllHipHop that she will reveal more details of her failed relationship with Lil Scrappy on her upcoming album. However, she decided to air out a bit more of their dirty laundry during her appearance on Power 105′s The Breakfast Club this past Friday (April 18th). During her interview, she revealed that her ex Lil Scrappy “has some issues”  and stated he was physically abusive: He was mentally abusive, physically abusive. We fought. You ain’t beating my ass. We gon fight! So if that’s what you wanna call…
  • Cam’ron Almost Got His Own Color From Crayola, Will Release An EP Every Month + More

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
    (AllHipHop News) Cam’ron was born and bred from a subsection of the heart of American capitalism, he’s inclined towards hustling. In a recent interview with Mass Appeal, Cam’ron revealed how he almost owned his own color, making his own reality show and more. Ever since the world at large saw Cam’ron don pink in his 2002 “Hey Ma” music video, he he has been associated with the color. During a 2004 interview with The New York Times, Cam’ron stated he was planning on the next color to showcase but was not “not going to tell anybody until I patent…
  • Jay Electronica Says Kendrick Lamar “Didn’t Say Anything” On “Control” Verse +More

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    (AllHipHop News) Jay Elecrtoinca is 1. currently in the United States of America and 2. back up to this internet rants again. Last night (April 18th), Jay Electronica addressed Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse, threatened DJ Vlad and more on Twitter. According to Jay Elect, he is siding with the unpopular opinion and saying that Kendrick’s polarizing “Control” verse was not only the worst but “didn’t say anything”: Jay later directed his most inflammatory comments at DJ Vlad: Per usual, Jay Elect has since deleted all of his tweets from…
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    Tracksounds (The Blog)

  • Releasing This Week! Transcendence, Boderlands 2: Volume 2, and more Frozen

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm
    As we are fast moving into the Spring/Summer season of big-time, movies and video games, the soundtrack releases are heating up as well.  Here's a list of some soundtracks you might be interested in picking up on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.NEW RELEASESTRANSCENDENCE by Mychael Danna BORDERLANDS 2: VOLUME 2 by Jesper Kyd, Cris Velasco, Sascha Dikiciyan, Raison VarnerBORDERLANDS 2: SIR HAMMERLOCK'S BIG GAME HUNT by Cris VelascoMUPPETS MOST WANTED by Christophe BeckWALK OF SHAME by John Debney13 SINS by Michael WandmacherOFFICIAL FROZEN RELEASESDISNEY KARAOKE SERIES: FROZENLET IT GO:…
  • SoundCast Ep. 73 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Ep. 73 - Captain America:  The Winter SoldierCap is Back! And he's got a little help with his friends and frienemies: Black Widow, Falcon, Nick Fury and The Winter Soldier. Justin Craig ( and Kristen Romanelli (Film Score Monthly) join Christopher Coleman to not only discuss the the film, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, but it's original score by Henry Jackman.Episode Highlights00:00 - Captain America: The Winter Avenger02:28 - WHYBLT? Atlantis: The Last Continent by Russel Garcia04:34 - WHYBLT? The Othello Symphony by Elliot Goldenthal11:23 - WHYBLT? Studio Ghibli…
  • Rio 2 (Soundtrack) by John Powell

    6 Apr 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Rio ... Grande!Review by Richard BuxtonDespite making a large dent in the box-office and receiving a generally warm critical response, 2011’s RIO was a largely forgettable and formulaic production that did little to stand out from the many anthropomorphic animal adventures that queue up for release each year. Its failings were hardly unique and were not quite enough to derail the film to the point of it being unenjoyable, but there was still a sense that RIO was just another run-of-the-mill animated stop-gap before the year’s bigger releases, and it was a feeling that coursed through the…
  • Unwrapping: Studio Ghibli Classics from Wasabi Records

    6 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    Wasabi Records has released at least seven of Joe Hisiashi's original scores for his works with Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.  We "unwrap" seven at once and give you a peek at the beautiful design put into these releases.  As of April 5, 2014, these titles retail only in Europe.The music is from each title is property of Wasabi Records and no copyright infringement is intended but offered for informational purposes only.Tracks used:00:00 - "Opening Theme" - Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind04:52 - "Carrying You" - Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind07:06 - "The Girl Who Fell…
  • Top 10 Metal Gear Solid Tracks

    1 Apr 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Top 10 Metal Gear Solid Tracksby Richard BuxtonHideo Kojima’s ‘Metal Gear Solid’ franchise is undoubtedly one of the most influential to ever hit gaming consoles. The legendary Solid Snake was infiltrating the lairs of supervillains long before the stealth action game was even recognised as a genre by the mainstream, and with the 1998 release of Metal Gear Solid on the Playstation, Kojima had changed the landscape of the action game forever. Combining state-of-the-art visuals and cutscenes, larger than life characters with the voice acting to match, intensely rewarding gameplay, and…
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    Perfect Porridge

  • Perfect Porridge Record Store Day 2014 Giveaway Fiesta!

    Greg Swan
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Happy Record Store Day to you and yours. It’s a big day for music lovers and the independent retailers who make the world go ’round. City Pages’ Erik Thompson put together a fantastic round-up of Record Store Day events in the Twin Cities. Can’t wait to score some music and support our scene this Saturday! And in the spirit of adding to the limited and exclusive-releases you can pick up tomorrow, I have some test pressings from Warner Brothers Records to give away right here and right now. Look through these below and if they don’t have a strike through them,…
  • Is it really EDM’s fault that Outkast flopped at Coachella?

    Greg Swan
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    I can’t resolve my feelings about this piece. On one hand, a giant stage at an enormous festival in 2014 does require extra effort on the part of the performer to engage their audience. On the other, fans of brain-melting beats shouldn’t always be compared to music fans who could appreciate a solid riff, poignant lyric or impressive drum solo. Maybe the Coachella promoters will reconsider the lineup next year. What do you think? The bar for energy and excitement has been set too high, and the mainstream interest at attending music festivals, driven by the proliferation of EDM…
  • This is my theme song today, fwiw…

    Greg Swan
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    I got to the above track via Soundcloud, after playing this one. It’s Brazilian producer Cesare’s take on the latest Thief single. Thief’s new EP, Closer, is out May 12th via Rabble Records.
  • VIDEO: Kinetic Lego Sculpture Plays House Music

    Greg Swan
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Play House from Alex Allmont on Vimeo. For the past few years I have been experimenting with rhythm, including developing a number of Lego musical machines. For years I have been using Lego to prototype ideas, but I had started to use it as a material to put work in context. In particular, my more recent ideas work on getting lost in a youthful creative process whilst riffing off more mature themes, structures and sounds. My proposal was to develop Play House, an automaton that would churn out mesmerising acid house — not the white-gloves-and-whistles sort of acid house, but the more…
  • #throughglass 15th Apr 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Greg Swan
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    I’ll be on our local NBC affiliate this evening talking about Google Glass, including the plugin we developed at my firm that allowed me to post this picture from the interview direct to this website.
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    Q Magazine

  • Royce Wood Junior – Further;more

    Paul Stokes
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Here's a premiere of the track from RWJ's debut EP, out tomorrow (21 April) The post Royce Wood Junior – Further;more appeared first on Q Magazine.
  • Joy Division – Warsaw (Record Store Day 2014)

    Paul Stokes
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We preview some of the special releases available at your local independent record shop today (19 April) The post Joy Division – Warsaw (Record Store Day 2014) appeared first on Q Magazine.
  • LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change (Record Store Day 2014)

    Paul Stokes
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We preview some of the special releases available at your local independent record shop tomorrow (19 April) The post LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change (Record Store Day 2014) appeared first on Q Magazine.
  • Watch Parquet Courts’ Sunbathing Animal video

    Paul Stokes
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Introducing Frida the cat... The post Watch Parquet Courts’ Sunbathing Animal video appeared first on Q Magazine.
  • Watch John Newman live on Q next Tuesday (22 April)

    Paul Stokes
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
    The singer takes centre stage in our next gig presented on Love Live's L-Player The post Watch John Newman live on Q next Tuesday (22 April) appeared first on Q Magazine.
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    19 Apr 2014 | 1:13 am
    Shades of Soul EP 2.8: The Cut Chemist Interview by Oliver Wang on MixcloudThis one had been in the works for a minute but with his touring schedule, it was hard to fit in until now. Me and Cut Chemist sat down and chopped it up for nearly 90 minutes, talking about his life and career, plus the formative songs that go with both. It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of his work, whether within groups like Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli or his solo productions, remixes and mixes. The occasion for this interview is actually pegged to his latest release, a compilation of mid-1980s experimental…

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    Damn, I’m wack. I have a backlog of three months of of Shades of Soul radio shows I haven’t put on the site, how the %()!# did I let things get so bad?Ok, let’s run this back, oldest to (near) newest.1Episode 2.3 (March 2014): The Shades of Latin Show Shades of Soul EP 2.3: Shades of Latin by Oliver Wang on MixcloudThis was a worthy excuse to dip into my Latin collection for a change; I feel like they’ve been kind of lonely of late since I’ve been so soul focused but let no one get it twisted: still love my Latin jams. I opted to go with a wide spread of…

    13 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    That’s what’s up.

    1 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    I will forever be a student of music, learning from the greats. RIP, Frankie Knuckles.
  • GRAB BAG: MARCH 2014

    29 Mar 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Quick opening note: not to sound like a broken record (pun intended) but the vinyl game is always humbling. No matter how many records you have, there’s always more/better ones to still learn about and yearn for. I’m reminded of this all the time, especially when DJing with my betters such as the Southern Soulspinners who always come with crazy heat at every gig. I try not to trains-spot on their sets too much but it’s hard to resist knowing what the hell it is they’re blowing my mind with. Their willingness to gladly share that knowledge is equally humbling and…
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    Official Om Records Blog

  • Om Celebrates 100,000 likes on Facebook with Exclusive Free Album

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:46 pm
    To celebrate Om’s 100,000 likes on Facebook, I thought it would be fun to go back through the catalog and pick out some of my favorites. New school and old school fans will enjoy this ride through the history. Celebrating Om's 100,000 Facebook Likes by Om Records 1) Body Language ‘Well Absolutely’ (Shiny Objects Remix) – first time ever available for download. This one was released exclusively for streaming only on Spotify. You may have heard it on Sirius XM Chill b/c it’s been in their rotation. 2) Blackbird Blackbird ‘Hold On’ – the b-side…
  • World Premiere Free Download of New Blackbird Blackbird x DWNTWN Remix

    7 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Haunting guitar and sparse drum kicks build to a harmonious vocal crescendo of Blackbird Blackbird’s Mikey Maramag and DWNTWN’s Jamie Leffler. Pure goose bump inducing magic takes the melancholic beauty of the original to even higher heights. Props go out to DWNTWN producer Robert Cepeda for delivering exactly what a good remix is supposed to do! There Is Nowhere (DWNTWN Remix) [Free Download] by Blackbird Blackbird Posted by Gunnar Hissam in Free Downloads on Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:45:41 +0000
  • Blackbird Blackbird Announces North American Tour

    2 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    Big news today! Blackbird Blackbird is embarking on a 23 date North American Tour to support his new Tangerine Sky album (out 6/4/14 on Om Records). Check out for more info. Posted by Gunnar Hissam in Events on Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:41:50 +0000
  • Body Language 'I'm a Mess' Gets the Lyric Treatment

    26 Mar 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Curious about those sultry lyrics in Body Language’s ’I’m a Mess’? What are they saying? Yeah, we thought you might be curious. Here’s our rendition of a lyric video complete with beautiful colors and lovely people. We hope you enjoy. Pick it up in iTunes here! Posted by Gunnar Hissam in Visual Stimulation on Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:48:39 +0000
  • Pre-order Blackbird Blackbird's new album 'Tangerine Sky'

    21 Mar 2014 | 1:51 pm
    New Blackbird Blackbird album ‘Tangerine Sky’ coming June 3rd. Pre-order here! Tangerine Sky by Black Blackbird Blackbird’s new album ‘Tangerine Sky’ contains some of most elegant material we’ve heard yet from the burgeoning SF songwriter/producer. The first single, “There Is Nowhere” can be heard below. The new album Tangerine Sky promises more surprises, creatively meshing a wide array of contemporary styles into something unique that can only exist in the now. This is futuristic synth-pop that doesn’t look back for inspiration, instead…
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  • Sunday Cinema | Bob Dylan Debuts Hurricane In 1975

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Earlier today former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter died in his Toronto home at the age of 76 as per the New York Times. "Hurricane's" promising career as a boxer was cut short after he was convicted of killing two men and a woman at a Paterson, NJ bar back in 1966. Bob Dylan was among those who felt Carter was wrongly convicted and penned the protest song "Hurricane" with Jacques Levy in 1975. Dylan visited Carter in a New Jersey prison shortly after receiving a copy of the boxer's auto-biography. Bob left the visit convinced of Rubin's innocence and set about writing "Hurricane." The song…
  • Bruce Springsteen Loads Charlotte Show With Covers

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band visited the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC last night, where they laid down a 30-song performance that included a number of tour debuts and seven covers. The Boss played five songs he's yet to perform this year, most of which came in response to signs held by fans in the audience. Springsteen showed this wouldn't be a typical show right from the start as he treated fans to the first full band version of "Iceman" - a song Bruce cut for Darkness On The Edge Of Town that didn't make it onto the 1978 album. The parade of tour debuts continued…
  • Photos | Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Bob Weir | Mill Valley

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Images by: Sterling Munksgard Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/ Bob Weir & Maria Muldaur :: Howell Devine :: 4.18.14 :: Sweetwater Music Hall :: Mill Valley, CA 4/18/14 - Preservation Hall Jazz Band /&/g Bob Weir @ Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley, CA) View Photos JamBase | Legends Go See Live Music!
  • Photos And Setlist | Billy Joel | New York City

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Images by: Joe Russo Billy Joel :: Madison Square Garden :: 4.18.14 :: New York, NY 4/18/14 - Billy Joel @ Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) View Photos Edit this setlist | More Billy Joel setlists JamBase | Scenes From MSG Go See Live Music!
  • Warren Haynes Guests With Dave Matthews Band In Australia

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Warren Haynes wrapped up a busy day at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia earlier today by sitting in with the Dave Matthews Band during their headlining set. Earlier in the day Haynes had performed with his Gov't Mule ensemble and also sat in with Gregg Allman's solo band. Haynes emerged towards the end of DMB's one long set for a cover of "All Along The Watchtower." Warren has a long history of guesting with the Dave Matthews Band that dates all the way back to 1993. The guitarist last appeared with the group on September 17, 2011 at Randall's Island in New York City. DMB's set tonight…
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    MTV News Latest Headlines

  • 'Game Of Thrones': 7 Predictions For The Purple Wedding Aftermath

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    After Joffrey's demise, what can we expect from the HBO fantasy series?By Josh Wigler Michiel Huisman on "Game of Thrones" Photo: HBO Warning: Spoilers for last week's totally insane "Game of Thrones" are ahead! If the lesson wasn't already clear, it certainly is now: Weddings in Westeros are dangerous affairs. Last week, the King of the Seven Kingdoms, Joffrey Baratheon, choked and died in an awful display of blood and vomit. Awful, and awesome. It's one of the first true occasions for celebration on "Game of Thrones," as the show is best known for killing off heroic characters in tragic…
  • Look Again: Our 13 Favorite Movie Easter Eggs

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    Can you spot them?By Kevin Sullivan and Kase Wickman Photo: Pixar This weekend, as many kids are roving around backyards hunting for plastic eggs stuffed with candy as part of their Easter festivities, many of us may feel left out. We're told it's unacceptable to gallivant around, snatching the brightly colored, poorly hidden gems before the little tikes can get them. Though we still strongly believe that if 4-year-olds want the candy, they have to earn it by getting better at finding eggs (it was right there, Suzy, honestly), we can still recognize when it's time to (reluctantly) take a step…
  • The Best Outkast Album You've Never Heard

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    10 tracks plenty of tracks you probably haven't heard from Big Boi and Andre 3000.By Phillip Mlynar Photo: Getty Images Everyone wants a new Outkast album. Since the rap duo of Andre 3000 and Big Boi chose to travel separate creative paths after 2006's Idlewild, rumors of a reunion have been rife. But despite reforming for this year's Coachella stage-show, the prospect of a seventh official Outkast album being recorded and released still seems dim. Fear not though: Either under the guise of Outkast or as soloists, Andre and Big Boi have been remarkably prolific in the margins, seeping out…
  • FOX Previews New 'X-Men' And 'Apes' Footage, First Look At 'Secret Service'

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    Packed WonderCon panel brings out stars and exclusive sneak peeks.By Amber Lena Photo: Marvel Fox Theatrical hosted a panel at WonderCon today (April 19) to preview their upcoming slate. While "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" were the big draws for the crowd, everyone got a treat by also getting the first look at "Secret Service." MTV News was on hand to get you the latest information about these upcoming blockbusters. First Look at Colin Firth in "Secret Service" "Secret Service" wasn't the most advertised film on Fox's panel list this year. However, the…
  • This Is What One Direction Would Look Like As A Punk Band

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    After their leather and studs one-off dress up for Record Store Day, MTV News tries other looks for 1D.By Gil Kaufman, with artwork by Janelle Myers One Direction goes emo Photo: MTV News Most One Direction fans will tell you that the boys are absolutely perfect just the way they are. Like you seriously could (and better not) change a hair on Harry's perfectly unperfect head. But we all need to shake it up once in a while and that's exactly what the fellas did for their glam metalized Record Store Day vinyl release. They looked so smokin' in their leather and chains that we started wondering…
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  • Four People Stabbed, 20 People Arrested Outside FIREFEST In Lakeland, Ohio

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:19 am
    According to 19 Action News, four people were stabbed and 20 people were arrested in connection with a fight that took place Saturday evening outside The Foundry concert hall in Lakewood, Ohio where Firefest 2014 was being held. Saturday marked the second night of Firefest 2014. 13 hardcore and metal bands — including RINGWORM and DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR — were set to play at The Foundry. Police responded to reports of shots being fired around 7:15 p.m. Witnesses also reported seeing a gang of men walking down the street, some holding machetes and other weapons. Another witness said as many…
  • GODSMACK Completes Recording New Album

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    GODSMACK has completed tracking its sixth album for a late 2014 release. The band's frontman, Sully Erna, took to his personal Facebook page earlier today (Sunday, April 20) to say: "We are officially DONE recording! And this record is BADASS! Haven't been this excited in awhile! Hope you all love it! First single out soon!" Last week, Erna revealed that the band had laid down 15 songs and was in the process of "picking the best 10" for the actual album. He said: "New record is gonna crush!!" GODSMACK's follow-up to 2010's "The Oracle" is once again being helmed by Dave Fortman, how…
  • MACHINE HEAD: New Song 'Killers & Kings' Available For Streaming

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    As part of this year's Record Store Day on April 19, San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD released a 10-inch vinyl single, with the A-side containing the "demo" version of a new song, "Killers & Kings". The B-side is a cover version of the track "Our Darkest Days" from one of MACHINE HEAD's favorite bands, IGNITE. Says MACHINE HEAD guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn: "I remember growing up in the thrash scene and always wanting to hear the demo version of songs. You searched them out. Thankfully, my buddy Jim was a big 'tape trader,' and through trading, we had both METALLICA demos,…

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:53 am
    Following their U.K. tour in support of the "Shoot" EP, Minneapolis industrial metallers AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have announced their long-awaited fourth full-length studio album, set for release in 2014. In connection with the new record, the band has announced an Indiegogo campaign to give fans the chance to contribute to the first AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE studio album in nine years, and the group is offering some incredible incentives. They include signed CDs, guitar lessons, a night out on the town in Las Vegas with the band, bandmembers coming to your house to cook you dinner and even the…
  • NILE's KARL SANDERS: 'The Internet Has Changed The Entire Music Business'

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:28 am
    David Garlow of Syracuse Music Examiner recently conducted an interview with Karl Sanders of South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Syracuse Music Examiner: I checked out an interview you did with Metalship webzine a year ago and you had some very insightful thoughts and opinions about the Internet and how it has affected bands, fans, and musicianship. Can you talk a bit about your thoughts on those topics? Karl: Certainly. The Internet has changed the entire music business. For those of us that were around before the age…
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  • Michelle Obama to Guest Star on 'Nashville'

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    The First Lady is adding another TV credit to her resume Michelle Obama will be making an appearance this spring in an upcoming episode of the ABC drama Nashville the Associated Press reports  Watch Michelle Obama Demonstrate 'The Evolution of Mom Dancing' With Jimmy Fallon Obama will guest star as herself alongside...
  • Report: Gwen Stefani to Join 'The Voice'

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Gwen Stefani is set to join the coaches' panel on The Voice Us Weekly reports A source confirmed to the magazine that the No Doubt singer has signed on to take a seat on the NBC show for its upcoming seventh season and that the "contract is now done" Read an Excerpt...
  • Drake Accuses Jay Z of 'Eating a Fondue Plate' During NBA Playoffs

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Drake took a little dig at Jay Z while providing commentary during Saturday's NBA playoff game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors "This is the people's team out here tonight you know what I mean Toronto Raptors" he said "Jay Z's somewhere eating a fondue plate"  The 14 Biggest...
  • Jack White Releases World's Fastest Record

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Jack White came in ahead of schedule on his plan to record the world's fastest record According to Third Man Records the first batch of 7"s for Record Store Day were recorded pressed assembled and available for sale at the store with 35521 on the stopwatch Record Store Day 2014 Ultimate...
  • Miley Cyrus Postpones U.S. Tour Over Extreme Allergic Reaction

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Miley Cyrus has postponed the remaining US dates for her Bangerz tour after falling ill from an allergic reaction to antibiotics The Associated Press reports that seven shows have been rescheduled and the tour will resume on August 1st with a stop in Uniondale New York 8 Most Outrageous Moments of...
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  • Report: Gwen Stefani to Join 'The Voice'

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Gwen Stefani is set to join the coaches' panel on The Voice Us Weekly reports A source confirmed to the magazine that the No Doubt singer has signed on to take a seat on the NBC show for its upcoming seventh season and that the "contract is now done" Read an Excerpt...
  • Drake Accuses Jay Z of 'Eating a Fondue Plate' During NBA Playoffs

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Drake took a little dig at Jay Z while providing commentary during Saturday's NBA playoff game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors "This is the people's team out here tonight you know what I mean Toronto Raptors" he said "Jay Z's somewhere eating a fondue plate"  The 14 Biggest...
  • Jack White Releases World's Fastest Record

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Jack White came in ahead of schedule on his plan to record the world's fastest record According to Third Man Records the first batch of 7"s for Record Store Day were recorded pressed assembled and available for sale at the store with 35521 on the stopwatch Record Store Day 2014 Ultimate...
  • Miley Cyrus Postpones U.S. Tour Over Extreme Allergic Reaction

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Miley Cyrus has postponed the remaining US dates for her Bangerz tour after falling ill from an allergic reaction to antibiotics The Associated Press reports that seven shows have been rescheduled and the tour will resume on August 1st with a stop in Uniondale New York 8 Most Outrageous Moments of...
  • Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Joins the Replacements at Coachella

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong provided musical reinforcement for the Replacements during the band's second Coachella weekend set on Friday night As Billboard reports frontman Paul Westerberg was plagued by back trouble and spent much of the set laying on a sofa while he played his guitar parts so the...
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  • Michelle Obama to Guest Star on 'Nashville'

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    The First Lady is adding another TV credit to her resume Michelle Obama will be making an appearance this spring in an upcoming episode of the ABC drama Nashville the Associated Press reports  Watch Michelle Obama Demonstrate 'The Evolution of Mom Dancing' With Jimmy Fallon Obama will guest star as herself alongside...
  • Report: Gwen Stefani to Join 'The Voice'

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Gwen Stefani is set to join the coaches' panel on The Voice Us Weekly reports A source confirmed to the magazine that the No Doubt singer has signed on to take a seat on the NBC show for its upcoming seventh season and that the "contract is now done" Read an Excerpt...
  • Drake Accuses Jay Z of 'Eating a Fondue Plate' During NBA Playoffs

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Drake took a little dig at Jay Z while providing commentary during Saturday's NBA playoff game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors "This is the people's team out here tonight you know what I mean Toronto Raptors" he said "Jay Z's somewhere eating a fondue plate"  The 14 Biggest...
  • Jack White Releases World's Fastest Record

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Jack White came in ahead of schedule on his plan to record the world's fastest record According to Third Man Records the first batch of 7"s for Record Store Day were recorded pressed assembled and available for sale at the store with 35521 on the stopwatch Record Store Day 2014 Ultimate...
  • Miley Cyrus Postpones U.S. Tour Over Extreme Allergic Reaction

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Miley Cyrus has postponed the remaining US dates for her Bangerz tour after falling ill from an allergic reaction to antibiotics The Associated Press reports that seven shows have been rescheduled and the tour will resume on August 1st with a stop in Uniondale New York 8 Most Outrageous Moments of...
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  • video: Marissa Nadler – Drive

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    [directed by Naomi Yang]
  • video premiere: Throwing Shade – Sweet Tooth

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    London producer Throwing Shade‘s shimmery, Emily Bee-assisted “cosmic R&B” confection “Sweet Tooth” gets a quite literal visual interpretation, as a bunch of dudes get straight up sugar-faced, honey-lipped, and candy-eyed by some unknown assailant. “Sweet Tooth” is taken from Throwing Shade’s 19 Jewels EP, out May 19 on No Pain in Pop. Video + 12″ artwork by Rachel Noble.
  • video: SZA – Warm Winds (feat. Isaiah Rashad)

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    [video by SZA + APLUS FILMZ]
  • TĀLĀ – Serbia

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    We heard the hypnotic title track from TĀLĀ‘s The Duchess 12″ a couple weeks back, and now the London producer unleashes the slinky, kind of massive proper single/A-side, “Serbia“. TĀLĀ’s The Duchess EP is out June 2 on Aesop Label.
  • Lana Del Rey – West Coast

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Sounds kind of like “Edge of Seventeen” on heavy sedatives:
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    Aquarium Drunkard

  • Stevie Wonder :: @ The Rainbow Theatre – London, 01/31/74

    Satisfied '75
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:50 pm
    There are very few artists who had album runs like the one Stevie Wonder pulled off in the ’70s (the Stones come immediately to mind). The following set, from January of 1974, finds the artist in the midst of a creative high while touring the UK. Recorded after Innervisons and prior to Fulfillingness’ First Finale, […]
  • SIRIUS/XMU :: Aquarium Drunkard Show (Noon EST, Channel 35)

    Satisfied '75
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:50 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. Paul Dufrene sits in today. Look for our companion mixtape, Maison Dufrene, soon. . . SIRIUS 337: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Margo Guryan – Sunday Morning ++ […]
  • The Band :: Live At The Casino Arena – July 20, 1976

    Satisfied '75
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Hallelujah. This rare archival footage finds everyone’s favorite on a hot July night in Jersey amidst its final summer tour, just under a month before the much-acclaimed King Biscuit Flower Hour set at the Carter Baron Amphitheatre in Washington, D.C. Sure, the track list is basically the same as that show—the Band throws in a couple […]
  • Music From The Films Of Jim Jarmusch

    Satisfied '75
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Music is never incidental in a Jim Jarmusch movie. It’s part of his film’s DNA, a through line running through his characters’ black comedy gags and existential wanderings. There’s no stylistic template – everything from crazed blues to ambient drones have soundtracked Jarmusch’s films — but the director ties songs together with an unmatched patience […]
  • Wooden Wand :: Farmer’s Corner

    Satisfied '75
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Just minutes into the album — with a shambolic instrumental rumble and a dour delivery of urgency — James Jackson Toth, aka Wooden Wand, mutters “the thing I have been sick with, I am well, I am still in the thick of it…” beautifully characterizing his dauntless and continually expanding discography in 20 words or […]
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  • What's going on Easter Sunday? (4/20, Joey Bada$$, Delicate Steve, Goatwhore, Inc, Dead Brunch, Lip Talk & more)

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:13 pm
    You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Delicate Steve, Dustin Wong, Deradoorian @ Baby's All Right Pasta lovers rejoice, as there is some gourmet noodling going on tonight with mostly-instrumental group Delicate Steve, the exquisite loop pedal work of Dustin Wong and Dirty Projectors/Avey Tare associate Deradoorian. Joey Bada$$, Lil Bibby, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Black Dave, Mick Jenkins, Kris Kasanova, Shakespeare @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Happy 4/20! (I mean Easter.) The Smokers Club is celebrating at Music Hall of…
  • Nothing released a free Low cover for RSD (listen/download)

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Recorded a song at home on an anxiety ridden Friday night. I'm giving it out for Free for Record Store Day and hopefully @lowtheband doesn't mind the rendition of their beautiful song.Happy Record Store Day! Even if you're not out shopping today, you can still get new music (and this one's free) from Philly shoegazers Nothing, who posted a cover of Low's "In Metal" to their bandcamp along with the above message. Listen to the cover below. If you are out and about today, Nothing are among the many bands playing the on-going Rough Trade NYC in-store, which is also free. They're on at 9 PM, and…
  • What's going on Saturday? (#RSD14, Hospitality, Nothing, No Joy, WBAR-B-Q, NY's Alright, David J, Frameworks & more)

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Hospitality @ MHOW in March (more by Amanda Hatfield) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... As you might be aware, today is Record Store Day with special events at shops all over the city, with tons of music fans and record collectors out to score some of the many exclusive RSD releases. Don't know what to buy? We have suggestions. Don't know where to go? We can guide you. Just want free beer? We can help there too. Don't know what a record is? How did you come to this site? Hospitality, Amen Dunes, Betty Who, Fear of Men, Mark…
  • Prince just released a new song, now partners with Warner

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:05 pm
    In honor of a new partnership with Warner Brothers, Prince just decided to release a new track to iTunes right before midnight on Friday night. It's called "The Breakdown". Listen below. Warner Brothers/Prince partnership press release below: Continue reading "Prince just released a new song, now partners with Warner" at brooklynvegan
  • Watch kids react to walkmen (actual walkmans, not the band)

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Over 6 million views in 5 days. If you're one of the few left who haven't seen it, watch kids react to walkmans, below... Continue reading "Watch kids react to walkmen (actual walkmans, not the band)" at brooklynvegan
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  • 420 High-Five: Snoop Dogg Drops It Like It’s Hot Again

    Mathias Rosenzweig
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Common — I Want You (Kaytranada Edition) Kaytranada takes on Common’s “I Want You,” a track from his 2009 album Finding Forever. The Canadian producer ads electronic beats and various dance elements for this quality remix. Snoop Dogg — Drop It Like It’s Hot (Kartell Remix) Who could forget this one? Snoop’s voice flows smoothly over fat synths and house beats for this updated version of the classic. Odesza — Sun Models (Feat. Madelyn Grant) Perfect for the weekend and a reminder that the summer is just a hop, skip and jump away. Check out emerging Seattle Producer…
  • Digging Into Jonathan Caouette’s ‘Tarnation’ Photo Album + His Most Memorable Moments

    Hillary Weston
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Jonathan Caouette recording himself. In celebration of BAM’s 10 year anniversary screening of Tarnation, filmmaker Jonathan Caouette shares his most memorable moments from the crazy world that brought the film to life. And for more, check out Caouette’s 10 favorite films HERE and read our inspiring interview with him HERE. 01. One evening many weeks before Tarnation showed at MIX, I showed an even Earlier version to a friend of mine who was doing this monthly “party” in Bedstuy Brooklyn. Somehow, she had been at my house, when I was cutting a version of the film, saw part of…
  • Swedish Band Johnossi Give BlackBook Their Lowdown on Hip Stockholm

    Ken Scrudato
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:04 am
    Swedish acts that cross over into the North American consciousness have tended towards the endearingly twee. But bands like Skull Defekts and Johnossi are exporting sounds and attitudes much more confrontational and viscerally explosive. The latter have an explosive new album, Transitions, being released in the US April 29th by Universal Sweden/Caroline. The duo of John Engelbert (vocals, guitar) and Oskar “Ossi” Bonde (drums) mine fashionable post-punk influences (Joy Division, Echo & The Bunnymen), but channel them through the same sort of anthemic emotional and sonic grandiosity as…
  • TALE Podcast: Behind The Storytelling With Jake Hart + J. LaLonde

    Harmon Leon
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    Disclaimer: The TALE podcast is like VH1’s Behind The Music, but with stories. If you attend storytelling shows, you always want to find a little bit more than what is told. It’s sort of the DVD commentary of stories in podcast form.  Storytelling shows are huge in New York City. To update, storytelling is the new Def Jam, which is the new break dancing, which is the new arm wrestling, which is the new texting. It’s becoming just that popular. The TALE podcast brings you the best storytellers in NYC with cred built from places like NPR, Comedy Central, McSweeneys, Vice, The Nation, and…
  • BangOn! Presents Easter Island, Thousands Expected

    Steve Lewis
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    Few things argue the relevance of the Brooklyn cultural revolution more than the infamous warehouse parties where thousands of the, shall I use the word, “Hipsters,” gather for a good time rarely found anymore anyplace else. The leaders of the pack, the Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Pele of these galas are the BangOn! crew Bang On! NYC Their events have helped define an era when the bridge and tunnel crowd is now coming to Brooklyn from Manhattan and beyond. Tomorrow night there is a big event planned and everyone will be there. The reputation of these events is so great that selling…
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    Digital Music News

  • Bill Werde: I Was Never Fired from Billboard…

    Paul Resnikoff
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:59 pm
    And the ugly fallout at Billboard continues. This time, former editor Bill Werde is clamoring that he wasn’t fired from Billboard after all, but was merely shifted to another ‘full-time’ position within the company.  Meanwhile, the post-shakeup Billboard is rallying behind a totally different editor, Janice Min, and trying to reshape the moribund publication with fresh blood and lots of new faces. It’s unclear if Werde is playing any role whatsoever in that refresh, though it appears that he has been completely pushed aside, at least from the publication.  Back in…
  • Indie Labels Say the Majors Are Releasing “Hundreds of Pieces of Sh!t” on Record Store Day…

    Nina Ulloa
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm
    As Record Store Day approaches, it’s important to consider all aspects of the holiday, even the less favorable ones.  Yes, RSD has done a lot of good for independent record stores. It’s their best selling day of the year, it’s even bigger than the pre-Christmas shopping week. But with all of this success, the major labels are becoming a lot more interested (and if you need proof of that, check out the “Every Single RSD Exclusive” list).  Now, some indie labels feel like they’re being pushed out of the day that’s supposed to be boosting the…
  • Woman Dies After Collapsing at Coachella…

    Nina Ulloa
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    The sad reality today is that many large festivals come hand-in-hand with tragedy. From SXSW to Ultra, deaths have been occurring at major music festivals. Now, The Hollywood Reporter says 24 year old Kimchi Truong has died after collapsing at Coachella week one. Trung collapsed at the festival and was taken to JFK Hospital and Desert Regional Medical center where she died. Goldenvoice, the company behind Coachella, said it was an “apparent drug overdose”. However, the Riverside County sheriff-coroner’s office won’t know the cause of death for up to six weeks.
  • Samsung’s ‘Milk’ Streaming Service to Add Advertisements and Premium Subscriptions…

    Nina Ulloa
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Samsung recently launched Milk, a music streaming service. Milk is currently ad-free, and free for customers with Galaxy phones in the United States. Shortly after launch, Samsung partnered with Deezer to offer six months of Premium+ to Galaxy users in Europe.  Deezer is scheduled to launch in the United States soon, though it’s unclear if Samsung will partner with Deezer when they make that move. An infographic uploaded by Samsung indicates that Milk will soon be adding advertising to their free service and a paid option: $3.99 a month for no ads. The premium service will also have…
  • MPAA and RIAA Members Had Hundreds of Megaupload Accounts…

    Nina Ulloa
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Does it make you uncomfortable that Kim Dotcom is getting his assets back? The good news is if you join his political party, you’ll be treated to racetrack rentals and mansion picnics. Now for some troubling information from the other side. The MPAA and the RIAA both recently sued Megaupload. Now Megaupload has shared some interesting information with TorrentFreak. Megaupload claims that 490 Megaupload accounts actually belonged to MPAA and RIAA members. People working at Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Universal Music Group, Sony, Warner Music, and more all had…
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  • Head In The Clouds: The 25 Best SoundCloud Tracks Of The Week

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    And now, for your listening pleasure, a 25-track playlist straight from the CMJ SoundCloud. This week, we had Glass Animals‘ slinky pop stunner off their upcoming debut LP, J Dilla circa 2001, Eternal Summers celebrating Record Store Day, the return of Twin Shadow and more. Plus Delorean remixed Shura’s debut single, and we discovered young Atlanta rapper Daye Jack. Listen below.   The post Head In The Clouds: The 25 Best SoundCloud Tracks Of The Week appeared first on CMJ.
  • Video Premiere: Secret Colours – “Into You”

    Lizzie Plaugic
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Secret Colours – Photo by Lenny Gilmore When you watch the video for Secret Colours’ totally psychedelic single, Into You, you might feel a little hazy. That’s because not only is the song a bass-heavy funk jam, but the visual for it is like being trapped inside an acidic fever dream. Splurges of color, flashes of light and glitter bombs galore vibe around a fuzzy scene as the band plays live. Secret Colours’ new album, Positive Distractions Part II, drops on April 29. Check out our premiere of the Into You video below.   The post Video Premiere: Secret Colours…
  • Afghan Whigs @ Pappy and Harriet’s: April 11, 2014

    Annie Lesser
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    Last Thursday night, the Afghan Whigs played a Coachella warm-up show at Pappy and Harriet’s, a venue in the Joshua Tree desert village of Pioneertown, CA. Literally in the middle of nowhere, Pappy and Hariett’s has no cell reception, so aside from the occasional fan snapping a picture, phones were in pockets allowing for everyone to truly focus on the music, like they would during the Afghan Whigs’ career peak during the ’90s.   The songs were rocking loud and people were dancing too hard to leave and partake of the BBQ being cooked up near the outdoor stage. The…
  • Letters From Bandcamp, Issue No. 15

    Lizzie Plaugic
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    Christina Antipa – Photo via In Letters From Bandcamp, we round up five of our new favorite Bandcamp discoveries in the hope that your friend’s cousin’s sister can finally get some buzz.   Let’s be real: there’s no theme here. This issue of Letters From Bandcamp, is, if anything, actively working against themes and sonic cohesion. From the time you start listening until the time you stop listening, these five bands will have your head spinning with flickers of isolated simmer-pop, cinematic jazz, awesomely oddball Internet Explorer-inspired tunes, freak R&B and…
  • Thee Oh Sees – Drop

    Kate Gamble
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    If you were to bottle up the last few years of California garage rock into a single soda can and pop the lid, that crisp and gratifying release might sound something like Thee Oh Sees, Despite being on supposed “hiatus” status, San Francisco’s punk rock pride and joy have released this latest nine-track album. The group, captained by frontman John Dwyer along with cool-girl vocalist Brigid Dawson, are linked to the floating L.A.-S.F. trash-rock clique, led by musicians like Ty Segall and his crew, both of which have been dominating the underground rock scenes within both…
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  • Richard Hawley — Rollin’ and Tumblin’

    Ian Harrison
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    Yorkshire blues boy makes ancient whiskey-and-women trance-song regenerate, psychedelically. The post Richard Hawley — Rollin’ and Tumblin’ appeared first on MOJO.
  • What Is Bruce Springsteen’s Best Album?

    Ian Harrison
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    From Asbury Park to the world: how to best experience the mighty works of the one they call The Boss? The post What Is Bruce Springsteen’s Best Album? appeared first on MOJO.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Geoff Brown
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    Motown’s greatest genius and his 10 greatest albums. The post Stevie Wonder appeared first on MOJO.
  • Aretha Franklin

    Geoff Brown
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    The jewels in the Queen Of Soul’s crown. The post Aretha Franklin appeared first on MOJO.
  • The Afghan Whigs – Do To The Beast

    Danny Eccleston
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    Grunge’s black-hearted soulmen, reunited and still resonant, 15 years since their last release. The post The Afghan Whigs – Do To The Beast appeared first on MOJO.
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    FILTER Magazine

  • News : LOOK: Red Bull Sound Select Offers Free Record Store Day “Divided” 7” Feat. Four Emerging Artists
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Tomorrow is Record Store Day, which is making this Good Friday feel a lot more like Christmas Eve, and we're here to give you a peek under the tree! The artist development team over at Red Bull Sound Select has compiled Divided 7", a split featuring four promising up-and-comers from around the genre spectrum, and they're giving it away for free along with any purchase you make at participating record stores. You must have been good this year. Get the skinny on all four artists and hear their 7" contributions after the jump!  Continue reading at
  • Exclusives : Pharrell: Lady Luck
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    IT MIGHT BE HARD TO BELIEVE, but Pharrell Williams is 41 years old. In both quantity and quality, the musician’s CV reads like someone’s twice his age. There are the production gigs. (Among his credits is work for Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Marr and Robin Thicke.) There’s time spent as a member of The Neptunes and N.E.R.D. There’s his solo work. Even as a guest musician he has the knack of landing once-in-a-lifetime spots. (Perhaps you’ve heard Daft Punk’s ubiquitous single “Get Lucky”?) But for all his headline-worthy…
  • News : LIVE: Beck Gets Comfortable At KCRW’s Apogee Sessions (4/16/14)
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
      Beck KCRW's Berkeley Street Sessions at Apogee Studios Santa Monica, California April 18, 2014   "Wow, they really packed you guys in here like sardines!"   It took no time at all for Beck Hansen to start joking with the 200-person audience all shoulder to shoulder within the warm confines of Apogee Studios.   "All the tall people in the front? Yeah, that's when you know that this is going to be a real show." Continue reading at
  • Media : WATCH: Clear Plastic Masks Put On High Energy Show For Ploom’s “Rethink Music” Nashville Session
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
      We've been traveling with our good friends over at Ploom to set up some live sessions with emerging artists in different cities. Recently, we headed down to Nashville and saw how the guys of Clear Plastic Masks "Rethink Music." Check it out above! Enjoy at
  • Media : WATCH: Courtney Barnett Debuts US LP Release With “Anonymous Club”
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    After garnering plenty of attention in her native Australia, Courtney Barnett’s The Double LP: A Sea of Split Peas was released physically in the US yesterday (on Mom+Pop Records), along with the music video for her track “Anonymous Club.” Enjoy at
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    AllMusic Blog

  • Radio on the TV: Performances from MGMT, KISS, Bastille and More

    AllMusic Staff
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    ​Our weekly roundup of musical performances on television includes the recently inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers KISS, plus MGMT, Bastille, Martina McBride, and others
  • Five Star Spotlight: Buzzcocks - ‘Singles Going Steady’

    Chris Steffen
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    ​In our new feature, we go deeper into albums to which we’ve given the five-star stamp of approval. In honor of Pete Shelley’s birthday today, our inaugural album will be the Buzzcocks’ Singles Going Steady.
  • Advance Album Streams From Kelis, Floor, Future and More

    AllMusic Staff
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    ​Our weekly roundup of new album streams includes Kelis, Floor, the Eels, Future, Thee Oh Sees and Death.
  • Interview: Hannibal Buress

    Chris Steffen
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    ​The comedian and actor discusses his earliest musical memories, what songs only sound good after imbibing, and weak boasts on rap songs.
  • New Releases Roundup: April 15

    AllMusic Staff
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    Alleviate your Tax Day woes with new music from the Afghan Whigs, the debut from Ted Leo and Aimee Mann’s band The Both, and expanded reissues of Slint’s Spiderland and Nas’ Illmatic.
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  • The Week In Music Commentary

    Clyde Smith
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Copyright, Pre-1972 Sound Recordings and The Hypocrisy Of The Music Industry #Fangagement: Artists Crowdsourcing - Chris Robley Of CD Baby
  • Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

    Clyde Smith
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Indie Labels Speak Out Against Negative Effects Of Major Labels On Record Store Day The Exodus From Social Media: Passover Symbolism In Our Own Musical Careers TuneCore Quarterly Artist Payments Hit $34 Million, Download and Streams Jump 75% De La Soul Sends Fans Of Their Free BitTorrent Bundle On A Record Store Day Easter Egg Hunt
  • MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Self Publishing on YouTube

    Laura Schneider
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Chelsea Ira | Self Publishing on YouTube Dave Cool | 13 Topics That Musicians Can Easily Blog About
  • REWIND: The New Music Industry's Week In Review

    Clyde Smith
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Neil Young's Pono Kickstarter Ended Today With $6.22 Million Pledged Repetition Is Key To Writing Hit Songs Bonnaroo Plans Hackathon At Southland, Announces 5 Year Partnership With Red Bull Music Academy Apple To Integrate Shazam Song Recognition Into Siri, iOS 8 Can Symbolic Objects Revive Music Collecting? MORE: Hypebot's Music Industry News and Jobs New Music APIs Launch From Beatport, Seevl and Equestrian Beats Kerrville Folk Festival Founder Rod Kennedy Passes 6 Classic Record Stores From Film, TV and Fiction Ultra Music Festival Gets Stay Of Execution Patatap Really Is As Fun and Artsy…
  • Music & Entertainment Stocks Net Mixed Results This Week

    Bruce Houghton
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:11 pm
    The price of the top 10 music, music technology and related stocks at the close of the U.S. exchanges on Friday:  AAPL - NMS $524.94 Apple Inc. MORE: AMZN - NMS$324.91, Inc. FB - NMS$58.94 Facebook, Inc. GOOG - NMS$536.10 Google Inc. LYV - NYQ$20.58 Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. P - NYQ$27.02 Pandora Media, Inc. Common Stoc SIRI - NMS$3.14 Sirius XM Holdings Inc. SFXE - NMS$6.87 SFX Entertainment, Inc. SNE - NYQ$18.71 Sony Corporation Common Stock TWTR - NYQ$45.01 Twitter, Inc. Common Stock   For continuously updated news and prices of music, music technology and…
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    OUPblog » Music

  • Top five hip hop references in poetry

    Allison Finkel
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    By David Caplan Hip hop has influenced a generation of poets coming to prominence, poets I call “The Inheritors of Hip Hop.” Signaling how the music serves as a shared experience and inspiration, they  mention performers and songs as well as anecdotes from the genre’s development and the artists’ lives, while epigraphs and titles quote songs. The influence of hip hop can be heard in the work of many poets including (but certainly not limited to): Kevin Coval, Erica Dawson, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Matthew Dickman, Major Jackson, Terrance Hayes, Dorothea Lasky, John Murillo, Eugene…
  • Creative ways to perform your music: tips for music students

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Scott Huntington Many music students have difficulty finding new venues in which to perform. A lot of the time it’s because we let our school schedule our performances for us. We’ll start the semester and circle the dates on the calendars that include our concerts and recitals, and that will be it. That’s fine, and can keep you pretty busy, but I’m here to tell you to get out there and plan on your own. You’ll become much more confident and even perform better at your concerts once you get a few smaller gigs under your belt. Here’s a few tips to help you along the way: Don’t…
  • 25 recent jazz albums you really ought to hear

    Taylor Coe
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
    By Ted Gioia Jazz Appreciation Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate musical milestones of the past. But it also ought to serve as a reminder that jazz is a vibrant art form in the current day. Here are 25 recordings released during the last few months that are well worth hearing. 1. Ambrose Akinmusire – The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint Akinmusire is one of the most talented young trumpeters on the jazz scene. This release also represents a ‘return to its roots’ for the Blue Note label, which has increasingly strayed from mainstream jazz in recent years, but shows here…
  • The early history of the guitar

    Julia Callaway
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Christopher Page I am struck by the way the recent issue of Early Music devoted to the early romantic guitar provides a timely reminder of how little is known about even the recent history of what is today the most popular musical instrument in existence. With millions of devotees worldwide, the guitar eclipses the considerably more expensive piano and allows a beginner to achieve passable results much sooner than the violin. In England, the foundations for this ascendancy were laid in the age of the great Romantic poets. It was during the lifetimes of Keats, Shelley, Byron, and…
  • Five jazz concerts I wish I had been at

    Taylor Coe
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    By Gabriel Solis Most people who have listened to jazz for very long have a list in their minds of the best live performances they’ve ever been to. I know I do. I remember with particular fondness a performance by Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson that I saw in the early 1980s in Modesto, California that was a benefit for local jazz musician and DJ Mel Williams’s Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation. It wasn’t so much that it was a groundbreaking concert as such–though I still remember how tight and in-the-pocket his band swung–but it was one of the first I ever went to. As a kid in…
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    Netlabels & News

  • Triangular - Foc.#41 [IA_01]

    Quetzal Contla
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Primer lanzamiento de Intuición Abstracta, a cargo de Triangular. Foc.#41 son dos piezas de sonidos rotos y ambientes profundos, donde se entre mezclan con bases rítmicas des-estructuradas. Se aprecian pequeños glitch y errores digitales, pero sin dejar motivos melódicos de lado, ya que en los dos tracks se oye algún manejo de escala armónica, tratando de hacer equilibrio.
  • GIMP Magazine

    Quetzal Contla
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:36 pm
    GIMP Magazine es la primera publicación especializada en Gimp, un software libre de edición de imágenes. Con entrevistas, galerías y consejos. En inglés.
  • #NoMásPoderAlPoder

    Quetzal Contla
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Varias organizaciones y colectivos de defensa de derechos, convocamos a la sociedad civil a manifestarse en contra de la censura, la vigilancia masiva y el bloqueo de información en Internet, propuestas en varios artículos de la #LeyTelecom. El hashtag bajo el cual está siendo convocado este evento es #NoMásPoderAlPoder. La cita es este Jueves 10 de Abril a las 18 hrs., frente a las instalaciones de Televisa; de allí marcharemos juntos hacia el Senado de la República.
  • Nature - Forget The Theory [AT031]

    Quetzal Contla
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Nature es un cuarteto de voz, bajo, guitarra y batería que combina obscuros grooves, algo de techno y funk con jazz contemporáneo.
  • Openclipart

    Quetzal Contla
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Allende por workerOpenclipart es una comunidad y repositorio de cliparts, todos liberados bajo Dominio Público. En formatos png y svg. 
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  • Secrets Stream “Maybe Next May” Video

    Bryce Jacobson
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Secrets are streaming their new video for “Maybe Next May”, check it out below. The band will head out on the Hollow Bodies tour this week with Blessthefall and will be appearing on all of Warped Tour this summer. Check out the tour dates here.
  • Emery to Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for New Album

    Bryce Jacobson
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Emery will launch a crowdfunding campaign next Tuesday, April 1, on to help support the band’s upcoming full-length, You Were Never Alone. The album will be released this summer on BadChristian Music, the record label founded by Emery members Matt Carter and Toby Morrell and former Emery bassist Joey Svendsen. You Were Never Alone sees the return of Emery founding member/vocalist, Devin Shelton, and the band plans to tour in support of its upcoming sixth full-length effort. In anticipation of the crowdfunding launch, Emery has posted a rough mix of a song from the new…
  • I Am The Avalanche Stream New Album “Wolverines”

    Bryce Jacobson
    12 Mar 2014 | 9:40 pm
    I Am The Avalanche are streaming their new album, Wolverines, over on The album is due out this Tuesday March 18th and is also available for pre-order on iTunes for just $7.99. I Am The Avalanche will be making the following U.S. appearances starting next week. Tour dates below. Wolverines Tour 2014 MARCH 17 – Long Island, NY – Looney Tunes (in-store) 18 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar * 19 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon * 20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose * 21 – Detroit, MI – Shelter * 22 – Chicago, IL –…
  • The Weeks @ The Ryman Auditorium

    Amanda Walz
    12 Feb 2014 | 7:18 pm
    A few weeks back I went to the Ryman in Nashville to see Jake Bugg, upcoming singer-songwriter from England, along with The Skins and The Weeks. I expected a great show from Bugg, but I hadn’t taken the time to listen to The Weeks prior to the show. As soon as they hit the stage they had the audience in the palm of their hands. Their energy was strong and for a few seconds I forgot that they were the opening act. They sang the fan favorites such as “Buttons” and “Slave to the South,” but they also played songs from their old EP and previous album. Lead singer,…
  • New Empire Signs To Tooth & Nail Records

    Bryce Jacobson
    10 Feb 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Tooth & Nail Records has signed Australian foursome New Empire. Hailing from Cronulla Beach in Sydney, Australia, New Empire is excited to take their music around the world.  Celebrating their label signing, Tooth & Nail Records is giving away the band’s song “Relight The Fire.” Click here to get the single and watch the music video below. “We love to create music and sounds that listeners can get lost in and explore,” shares frontman Jeremy Fowler. “We aim to create songs that encourage, inspire and can be a part of a persons journey through life. We know that partnering…
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    Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise

  • Langfest

    Alex Ross
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    In the Goings On About Town section of next week's New Yorker, I look ahead to David Lang's week-long festival collected stories. It's a feast of inventive programming that includes everything from Beowulf to Cage's 27'10.554"—or, at least, quite a few things between those far-flung stations. In the video above, Lang explains a program juxtaposing Arvo Pärt's Passio with Tuvan throat-singing. In another, he talks about Beowulf and Harry Partch. Other videos can be found here.
  • An Ibert moment

    Alex Ross
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:09 pm
  • Hilda Paredes

    Alex Ross
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Mexican-English composer has a website here. She is well served by a 2005 Mode disc, which features superb performances by the Arditti Quartet, Ian Pace, Ensemble Modern, and Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart. In 2012 she appeared in Miller Theatre's enduringly vital Composer Portraits series; needless to say, Steve Smith was there.
  • Miscellany

    Alex Ross
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:36 pm
    This year's Pulitzer Prize for Music has gone, most deservedly, to John Luther Adams, for Become Ocean. Here is my review of the premiere. I also deeply admired J. C. Adams's Gospel According to the Other Mary, cited as a finalist. I missed Christopher Cerrone's Invisible Cities, but reputable sources praised it strongly.... Louis Andriessen on pop: yes to the Supremes, early Janet Jackson, hip-hop, no to the Beatles.... Some very lively programming at this year's MATA Festival, starting tonight.... Annie Gosfield is back at the Stone on April 29, curating a week of concerts.... How did Steve…
  • Rupert Brooke's Munich agenda

    Alex Ross
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    "Fifth Symphony tonight. Tomorrow Lohengrin. Friday Debussy. Saturday Schnitzler. Sunday Valkyries. Yesterday the Wild Duck. On Sunday I saw Ghosts for 6d: played as a farce. Mr. Wedekind turns out to be a music hall singer: & has coffee at the next table after lunch. No other news."                        — Letter to James Strachey, 1911
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    Hard Rock Hideout

  • New Video – Black Stone Cherry – Me And Mary Jane

    Rob Rockitt
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Black Stone Cherry has released a new video clip for their single “Me And Mary Jane” This song is from the soon to be released album Magic Mountain, due out May 5 in Europe and May 6 in the US via Roadrunner Records! Check out the clip below. Filed under: Entertainment, Hard Rock Music, Hard Rock News, Hard Rock Videos, Music, Video Tagged: Black Stone Cherry, Magic Mountain, Me And Mary Jane, Roadrunner Records
  • KIX Signs With Loud & Proud Records; First New Album In 19 Years Currently In The Works And Set For July 22 Release

    Rob Rockitt
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    KIX SIGNS WITH LOUD & PROUD RECORDS; FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 19 YEARS CURRENTLY IN THE WORKS AND SET FOR JULY 22 RELEASE  Look for KIX– Steve Whiteman (lead vocals), Jimmy Chalfant (drums, vocals), Ronnie Younkins (guitars), Brian Forsythe (guitars) and Mark Schenker (bass)—to release their first new album in almost two decades on July 22, thanks to their new partnership with Loud & Proud Records.  What makes the project even more exciting and anticipated is that the album features the band’s original line-up, with the exception of Schenker on bass.  “The boys and I are so…
  • New Video – Neal Schon – What You Want

    Rob Rockitt
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Neal Schön fans can check out the new video for “What You Want” below.  The smoking new track/video is taken from the forthcoming jazz and blues-inspired hard rock studio album, SO U, and includes vocals by bassist Marco Mendoza and Schön, as well as drummer Deen Castronovo.  SO U features Schön along with Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline) splitting vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by Night Ranger/Damn Yankee’s songwriter, singer and bassist Jack…
  • Vie’s Verses – What KISS Should Play For Their 40th Anniversary Tour

    Rob Rockitt
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:29 pm
    As you have surely heard by now, KISS is going on tour this summer with Def Leppard. And while this is bound to be a nostalgic concert full of bombs, rock screams, and plenty of guitar solos, I find myself wondering once again what setlist will KISS trot out? Recently, the band has gone out of their way to belabor the fact that Ace and Peter were not the only guitarist and drummer the band had and that their legacy expands beyond the four original members. If Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley want to be true to that statement, this 40th anniversary tour is the perfect time for them to drive that…
  • Ace Frehley Announces New Album “Space Invader”

    Rob Rockitt
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:49 pm
    ROCK LEGEND ACE FREHLEY SIGNS WORLDWIDE MULTI ALBUM DEAL WITH ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC “SPACE INVADER,” FIRST NEW ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS, AVAILABLE ON 6/24/14   2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee  ACE FREHLEY will release SPACE INVADER, his first new solo album in five years, via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) on June 24th, 2014. The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s “The Joker.”  This album is the first release under Frehley’s new universal deal on eOne Music. Frehley has released an…
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    NashvilleGab - Country music news and Nashville celebrity gossip

  • Rascal Flatts: Why can't we be state GROUP?

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    They're at it again! The Rascal 'rabble-rousing' Flatts! No, but seriously, they're confused as to why they can't be named the 'state group' of Ohio. Hear their argument in the clip below.
  • George Strait Takes Up Residency in Las Vegas

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    After hearing this clip, I feel like that will be a headline in 2016. Take a listen.
  • Another celebrity crushes on T Swift

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    He's a little young for her now, but give him a few years and he'll be ready to tango! His name is Garrett Ryan, and he's in the new super scary, poop-your-pants movie, "Oculus." Hear his remarks about the superstar starting at the 3:50 mark.
  • Thomas Haden Church likes his old school

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Remember the book that came out in 2010 about a little boy's near death experience? It's been turned into a movie, and it hits theaters tomorrow. Why am I bringing this up? Because I had a chance to speak with one of the stars, Thomas Haden Church. We wrapped the conversation with my favorite question for non-country artists, "Who's your favorite country singer, and what's your favorite country song?" He's not polished up on his new country, but he surprised and impressed me with his answer! Skip to the 2:57 mark.
  • What's the opposite of bro-country?

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:38 am
    From backstage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where Sheryl paid tribute to Linda Ronstadt. This clip will make you giggle. You listened, you laughed, now click this. (after you catch your breath of course)
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    wire to the ear

  • Silent Barn

    Oliver Chesler
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    It’s really important to go out and hear live music. Last night I went to Silent Barn in Brooklyn to see die Reihe, Roe Enney, Debbie DJs Dallas and Trogpite. I’m personal friends with Jack (die Reihe) and Rachelle Rahme (Roe Enney) yet I never saw either of them perform. It was good to see the bands bring a lot of vintage equipment out including some tape machines. Jack even brought a ladder with him. Take a listen and enjoy some photos and be sure to search and follow these bands. For the full photo set: click here “A night of bright lights & shining stars!”…
  • Acidlab Drumatix

    Oliver Chesler
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:09 am
    If I could I would own every drum machine ever created. Here’s a new one based on Roland’s TR-606 from Acidlab called Drumatix. I really love all the products Klaus creates. You can read an interview I did with Klaus from 2009: here. Coming soon. “Analog Drummachine based on the circuits of the 606 with additional sounds and parameters.” – For more info: Related Posts:Acidlab AutobotAcidlab RobokopAcidlab Modular 303 808
  • TB3 Rocket

    Oliver Chesler
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
    This my friends seems like a must have combination. For less than $700 you get a truly killer bassline monster. “waldorf rocket sequenced by roland aira tb3 effects come from the mc808 in the beginning i used a little reverb later some more effects. this is just an example nothing special tb3 volume is turned down so all you hear is the waldorf rocket damn i really love the rocket great little synth.” – bananepoep For more info: and Related Posts:Waldorf Rocket
  • Delectro – Corrupted Electro

    Oliver Chesler
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:21 am
    Delectro – Corrupted Electro Techno Set – 28-03-14. by Delectro on Mixcloud Here’s a great new DJ Set from Colombian artist Delectro titled Corrupted Electro. There’s a lot of Things to Come Records, The Horrorist, Stamba, Ionic Vision, Millimetric and more on this one! “die ganze nacht” – Ionic Vision For more info: Related Posts:Electro Harmonix Sequencer DrumJust PlayingGrauzone Festival
  • TipTop Audio RS808

    Oliver Chesler
    29 Mar 2014 | 6:29 am
    TipTop Audio has released another in their line of Roland TR-808 modules for the Eurorack system. I own all of them so far and they are all stellar. I believe I read Gur used to repair or clone real 808s so he really knows what he is doing. This time the Rimshot and Clav are covered in the new RS808 module. The sound is right and besides the flexibility of being in the modular environment the module has slightly more variation than the original. “The RS808 is the TR-808’s analog Rimshot and Clavs sound generator in Eurorack format. It’s a low-cost module that brings back that…
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    The Boot

  • Easter Songs: Top 10 Country Songs of Faith

    The Boot Staff
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Happy Easter! Country music can help us remember the true meaning of the holiday, so that we don't get too caught up in hiding colored eggs and eating chocolate bunnies. The Boot lists our favorite country songs about faith -- the musical reminders of the values that run deep through the genre any time of year. Continue reading…
  • Ben Watt Announces New Album, Solo Tour Dates

    Hannahlee Allers
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ben Watt of Everything But the Girl will be playing three solo shows in the US this June, on the heels of his new solo album. Continue reading…
  • Natalie Stovall and the Drive to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

    Gayle Thompson
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    It's been a big year for Natalie Stovall and the Drive, and it's about to get even bigger. Fresh off the heels of the release of their debut single, 'Baby Come on With It,' from their upcoming freshman album, the five-piece band will make their first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry next month. Continue reading…
  • First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on ABC's 'Nashville'

    Sterling Whitaker
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    ABC has announced that the First Lady of the United States will make a special guest appearance on an upcoming episode of 'Nashville.' Continue reading…
  • Carissa Leigh Announces EP Release Date

    Hannahlee Allers
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Carissa Leigh has announced the release date of her upcoming debut EP. Continue reading…
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    Heavy Metal Addiction

  • Lover Under Cover – Into The Night (2014) review

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Lover Under Cover – Into The Night (2014, Escape Music) A Fight Into The Shadows Miracle Toy Soldier Crushing Stones Life Is Easy Playboy No 7 The Game Is On Fantasy Man Closer To The Truth No Place Like Home Band Lineup: Mikael Carlsson – (Rain) Bass, Guitars, Keyboards and Backing Vocals Mikael Erlandsson (Last […]
  • CD Scavenger Hunt – January 2014 update

    30 Mar 2014 | 11:20 am
    Here we go…..another late post…..another late update on my continuing quest for new additions to my collection….. Metal On Ice Helix – A Heavy Mental Xmas (2008) Helix – All I Want For Christmas…is the Leafs to Win The Cup! (7″ vinyl) - $35 bundle Ebay W.A.S.P. – Inside The Electric Circus (1986) – […]
  • CD Scavenger Hunt – November & December 2013 update

    3 Feb 2014 | 7:17 am
    I know it’s late but here’s the updates for November & December 2013 and the totals for the year….. November Aeon Zen – Self Portrait E.P. (2013) – $12 I only bought one CD in November…..ONE CD! That itself is amazing! Seriously though, getting close to the holidays and it’s better to save money. I […]
  • State of the Blog address…..

    29 Jan 2014 | 6:42 am
    Well, it’s 2014 and the 8 year anniversary of this website has come and gone. Unfortunately, the last 2 or 3 years haven’t been that exciting at Heavy Metal because I just haven’t felt like writing or posting. To be honest, I became very disillusioned with the whole process of trying to write reviews […]
  • My review of Iron Maiden Trooper Ale (a premium British beer)

    24 Nov 2013 | 11:16 am
    OK, you see my lovely bottle of Trooper Ale, a premium British beer created by Iron Maiden, specifically Bruce Dickinson, and Robinsons Brewery, a family brewery from the Manchester town Stockport crafting brews since 1838. If you’re reading this website and are a fan of any genre of Metal, then I will assume that you […]
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    Largehearted Boy

  • Shorties (An Excerpt from Barbara Ehrenreich's New Book, A Libertines Reunion, and more)

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    The Guardian shared an excerpt from Barbara Ehrenreich's new book Living With A Wild God. Gigwise reported that Pete Doherty is reuniting the Libertines. Forbes detailed how earbuds have changed the sound and business of pop music. The Rumpus interviewed author Ashley Farmer. Rufus Wainwright visited Weekend Edition for an interview and live performance. Douglas Coupland talked to All Things Considered about his new novel Worst. Person. Ever. One father's Tumblr is placing his son in classic album covers. The finalists for science fiction's 2014 Hugo Awards have been named. Follow me on…
  • Daily Downloads (The Week's Best Free and Legal Music Downloads, Including Erin McKeown, Dean Wareham, and more)

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: The Belle Brigade: [mp3] Dean Wareham: 2014-04-05, New York [mp3] Erin McKeown: Civics album [mp3] Frances Cone: "Better Man" [mp3] from Frances Cone EP (out April 29th) La Sera: "Running Wild" [mp3] from Hour of the Dawn (out May 7th) LEAGUES: You Belong Here album [mp3] Morning Parade: The WFUZ Acoustic Session EP [mp3] Needtobreathe: Live from Austin City Limits EP [mp3] Pet Friends: Live for BBC Introducing EP…
  • Book Notes - Sean Madigan Hoen "Songs Only You Know"

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:37 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. Sean Madigan Hoen's Songs Only You Know is a candid and skillfully told memoir of dysfunctional family, addiction, and the power of music, one of the most moving books I have read in years. Kirkus wrote of the book: "Perceptive, sprawling memoir of a young man’s…
  • Shorties (Music Inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Aimee Mann and Billy Collins Interviewed About Each Other, and more)

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Music Times lists musical compositions inspired by the writings of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Musician Aimee Mann and poet Billy Collins are interviewed about each other. Pitchfork explored the past, present, and future of streaming music. Tin House interviewed author Ted Thompson. The Guardian Books podcast interviewed author Emma Donoghue. Metallica's bassist discussed his Jaco Pastorius documentary with A Blog Supreme. Actor Chris O'Dowd discussed his new theater production of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men with Weekend Edition. Paste recommends Record Store day releases to pick up today.
  • Daily Downloads (Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Mogwai, and more)

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Alejandro Escovedo: 2014-01-18, New York [mp3,ogg,flac] Alejandro Escovedo: "Pale Blue Eyes (Velvet Underground cover)" [mp3] Alejandro Escovedo: 2006-06-21, Annapolis [mp3,ogg,flac] Alejandro Escovedo: "Arizona" [mp3] Blitzen Trapper: 2014-03-27, Minneapolis [mp3,ogg,flac] Blitzen Trapper: "Love the Way You Walk Away" [mp3] Charlotte Martin: 2014-02-22, Los Angeles [mp3,ogg,flac] Charlotte Martin: "Galaxies" [mp3] Jon Langford: 2014-04-04, Brooklyn [mp3,ogg,flac] Jon Langford: "Streets of…
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  • COMING UP: Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    The Strombo Show will run the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive.  We'll be ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new. George Stroumboulopoulos will be joined by the lead singer-songwriter of the punk rock group Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace. We'll be welcoming her for an intimate conversation and an acoustic performance in the broom closet.  Her band recently delivered one of their most cohesive albums to date: Transgender Dysphoria Blues. One of this year's critical favourites, it explores transformation, the loss of a close…
  • Radio 2 Top 20: Carleton Stone's sure and steady climb

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    LISTEN audio Listen as Garvia Bailey counts down the Radio 2 Top 20 for April 18th. Remember to vote. Click here to vote on next week's chart.  Carleton Stone shows no signs of stopping Carleton Stone has had quite a run on the Radio 2 Top 20 chart. His quest for the top spot is inching closer. "Climbing Up the Walls" is in at number two this week.  Sam Roberts Band is back Check out the band live in CBC Studio 211 performing their latest single, "Shapeshifters." And now for the equally awesome official "Shapeshifters" video. Don't try this at home. Small-town gal makes good For such a…
  • Down With Webster and Hedley perform on Backstage Pass.

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    Episode 28 In this episode of CBC Music Backstage Pass Down With Webster rocks two brand new songs off the floor in Toronto Studio 211. Hedley performs "Crazy For You" at CBC Music’s Quietest.Concert.Ever in Banff National Park. And Classified teams up with wingman David Myles to perform “So Blind” in Halifax.  CBC Music Backstage Pass airs Friday nights at midnight on CBC-TV (12:30 in N.L.). Check out the entire episode streaming above. 
  • Junk in the Trunk: Drive’s Daily Blog for Friday April 18

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 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.  REAR VIEW MIRROR Every week, Rich Terfry looks back in our Rear-view Mirror at a great song from the good ol’ days. This week, Hank Williams with "Long Gone Lonesome Blues." Hank Williams is credited as one of the most important figures in music history and the father of contemporary country music. He gave all the credit for his success to an unknown African American street performer and blues musician named Rufus Payne. LISTEN AUDIOListen to…
  • The R3-30: Canada’s Top Indie Songs for April 18, 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    TGIF (or TGILWF if you have the long weekend off.)  Here are your top 30 Canadian indie songs this week!Listen to the current R3-30 chart in handy playlist form: LISTEN audio Listen to this week's top 30 songs! ::Click here to VOTE on next week's R3-30:: The R3:30 w/e April 18th, 2014  30. Dog Day "Interview" 29. Pif Paf Hangouver "Whatever Works" 28. Betrayers "Spinnin' Wheel" 27. Port Juvee "All That’s Fine" 26. Young Rival "Elevator" 25. The Wet Secrets "Floating In The Sky" 24. Timber Timbre "Curtains !?" 23. Tough Age "The Heart of Juliet Jones" 22. The Courtneys "Lost Boys" 21.
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    ACountry | ACountry

  • Eric Church : The Outsiders Available on Vinyl for National Record Store Day

    Jarrod Vrazel
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Eric Church's new album The Outsiders will be released on vinyl  in recognition of National Record Store Day on April 19, 2014. The vinyl package will also include an exclusive album poster. Featuring the hit “Give Me Back My Hometown,” The Outsiders debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart . Entertainment Weekly called The Outsiders “the still-rising star’s most brazen, brilliant disc yet, and the first great album of this year.” “ … this is the kind of record critics imagine Kanye keeps making: a…
  • Eric Church : The Outsiders World Tour

    Jarrod Vrazel
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Eric Church’s The Outsiders World Tour kicks off  September 11, 2014 in Bossier City, Louisiana.  Scheduled for 31 arena dates, the tour featuers special guest Dwight Yoakum and alternating opening acts - Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, or Halestorm.  Buy Eric Church tickets and join the party! Hailed as a top entertainer by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, and more, Church will bring his rip-roaring attitude when he performs at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the Sprint Center in…
  • Stacy Burk : Til Your Boots Are Dirty Video

    Jarrod Vrazel
    6 Feb 2014 | 11:07 am
      Stacy Burk's Til Your Boots Are Dirty video features Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Lisa Jay of Dancin' with the Stars fame. Directed by Dave West, the video was filmed in Thousand Oaks, California at the JMJ Ranch. Dave West came up with the idea of taking a ‘city boy’ to the country and over the course of the song he gets his ‘boots dirty’ and transforms into a ‘country boy.’ West and Burk polished the idea and then brainstormed on how to find a way to have the song and specifically the video to pop through an incredibly crowded landscape. Through…
  • Robert Earl Keen Hill Country Youth Orchestras Benefit Concert

    Jarrod Vrazel
    6 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    Don't miss an evening with Robert Earl Keen to benefit the Hill Country Youth Orchestras Scholarship Fund on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater in Kerrville, Texas.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the HCYO scholarship fund. Ticket prices are $100, $50, $25, $15, with the $100 tickets including a Meet & Greet Reception with Robert Earl Keen at 6:00 pm in the Cailloux Theater Lobby.  The event will also include photos with Robert Earl Keen, live auction of an autographed guitar, silent auction, and refreshments. This year there are 106…
  • 2014 Houston Rodeo Concerts Lineup

    Jarrod Vrazel
    13 Jan 2014 | 9:18 pm
    The 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert lineup features some of music’s biggest stars.  Brad Paisley, Reba, Luke Bryan Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band anchor a star-filled lineup which includes Eli Young Band, Chris Young, Jake Owen, Hunter Hayes, Florida Georgia Line, Easton Corbin, The Band Perry, Usher, Selena Gomez, REO Speedwagon, Pesada, Banda MS, and Robin Thicke. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Tickets are on sale now. Watch Houston Rodeo lineup announcement 2014 Houston Rodeo Lineup Tuesday, March 4 ..... Brad Paisley Buy tickets…
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    Music News Net

  • PAUL McCARTNEY Adds 2014 Tour Dates!!!

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    MUSIC NEWS - After his incredible 2013 which had Paul McCartney's universally acclaimed Out There tour launch in Brazil and visit twenty-three cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, Sir Paul has confirmed another half dozen dates on...
  • Dave Mason Premieres First Tune Off New, FUTURE'S PAST

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    MUSIC NEWS - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and TRAFFIC co-founding member, DAVE MASON, premiered the first track “Dear Mr. Fantasy” from his new album, FUTURE’S PAST (Something Music/MRI). FUTURE’S PAST will be available on May 13 and...
  • AC/DC Takes a Break Due to Malcolm Young's Illness

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    MUSIC NEWS- AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young will have to take a break from the Australian hard rock group he founded because of ill health, the band said in a statement on Wednesday. The pioneering hard rock group dispelled speculation that...
  • Steely Dan and Their Jamalot Ever After Tour News

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    MUSIC NEWS- Steely Dan will be back at it in 2014 as the classic rock unit has announced they will be hitting the road this summer for a North American tour, aptly named the Jamalot Ever After tour. The summer...
  • Brit Rockers, Eagulls, Make Their UK TV Debut

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    MUSIC NEWS- Eagulls make their UK TV debut, playing "Possessed" on Later with... Jools Holland, see below. The British post-punk rockers have also announced a May/June North American concert tour, see full itinerary below from MNN. Eagulls Spring 2014 North...
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  • News Roundup: Prince Announces New Album, Future Drops 'I Won' Music Video Ft. Kanye, and More

    Laura Aguirre
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Later this year Prince‘s Purple Rain will turn 30, and Warner Bros. is celebrating by releasing a digitally remastered version of said LP. Also, Prince plans to release a new album. In more news this week, Future released a new music video for “I Won” featuring Kanye West. All that and more below. Prince To Release New Album: It’s been 30 year’s since Prince released his infamous album Purple Rain, and the iconic artist has big plans. Purple One and Warner Bros. have announced plans for a digitally remastered, deluxe reissue of the album. Prince also plans to…
  • Queens Of The Stone Age: Former Bassist Nick Oliveri Reunites With Band Onstage

    Travis Woods
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:43 pm
    For the first time in ten years, former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri joined his old bandmates onstage during a live show.  It went down on Wednesday, April 16th, when the Queens of the Stone Age were plating a show at the Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon. As the band launched into “You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire” in their encore, Oliveri hopped onstage and sang with Josh Homme onstage for the first time in a decade (though Oliveri did sing backup on the band’s latest album, 2013’s …Like Clockwork).  Check it out: Oliveri was…
  • Rumor: Power Couple Jay-Z And Beyonce Will Join Forces For Summer Stadium Tour

    Laura Aguirre
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Jay Z and Beyonce are joining forces this summer. It’s being reported that that hip hop power couple is prepping a summer stadium tour. The question is, are you ready for their world domination? Rumors have surfaced saying that Jay Z and Beyonce will soon announce a 20-stadium U.S. tour that will start in late June. N.Y. Post’s Page Six column also reports that their tour will include a show in New York for July 4. (We expect fabulous fireworks.) None of this has been confirmed, but no one is denying it either. Plus, Jay and Bey have a habit of making “surprise” guest…
  • Childish Gambino Upset At Label, Wants Someone To Buy Him Out Of Record Deal

    Laura Aguirre
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Rapper and former Community actor Childish Gambino, a.k.a. Donald Glover, has started a feud with his record label Glassnote Records. After releasing the video for his latest single “Sweatpants”, off his LP Because The Internet, Gambino went on Twitter to express his anger with the label. Gambino’s anger erupted from the release of his video, which he claims was mishandled. The rapper Tweeted, “We were told a lot of things were gonna happen and they were all lies. So i’m done. Someone buy me out of this contract.” During his rant, Gambino also revealed that…
  • Lana Del Rey Releases New Single And Video For 'West Coast'

    Travis Woods
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
    For those of you who couldn’t make it out to Coachella last weekend, and are planning making the trek to the festival’s upcoming second weekend, one thing you missed was Lana Del Rey performing a new, typically vacuous bubblegum groove-pop track, “West Coast.”  But hey, guess what, now it’s a single with a video. If you liked her previous work, you’ll like “West Coast.”  If you’ve hated her previous work, well, you probably love this too, only because it’ll prove you right.  Check it out, and dig Lana Del Rey’s tour dates below: April 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica…
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    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion

  • Special Offer (This Week Only) to Work 1-on-1 with Me

    Bob Baker
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    This is a limited-time offer. So please read and respond this week if you are interested. As I post this, it’s April 15 – the deadline in the U.S. to file your personal income tax returns. It’s a painful process for many people. So, to do my part to alleviate tax-time suffering, I’m cutting my rates on two marketing services and offering another one for the first time in 12 years. (What a good Samaritan I am, huh?) But these discounted rates will only be good for the next three days – through midnight on Thursday, April 17. UPDATE: I am extending the deadline…
  • 09 – Live Shows! How to Squeeze More Marketing Power Out of Your Music Gigs

    Bob Baker
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    Making the most of your live music shows involves more than just playing the songs well and not making mistakes. Live music gigs are your best opportunity to connect with people and grow your fan base. This week Billy and Bob share several strategies that will help you engage fans in the room, leverage social media, and make certain you stay in touch with your audience long after the show has ended. Bonus: Keep listening at the end of this episode to hear some bloopers. What do YOU think about our live show marketing ideas? What did we miss? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using…
  • Is Your Music Career in a Slump? Here Are 4 Steps to Break Out of It

    Bob Baker
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
    There are times in your music career when you feel like you’re at a crossroads. Especially when you face a business challenge or some upheaval caused by unexpected change. You start to question everything. You wonder if you made the right choices. You worry that your run of good fortune has run out of steam. You may even start to brace yourself for a life of struggle and desperation. I am well aware of this feeling. I have experienced it first hand. At times like these, you have a choice: You can give up and resign yourself to poverty and living under a bridge. Or … you can decide…
  • 08 – Book That Gig! How to Talk to Talent Buyers

    Bob Baker
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Now that you know what to do BEFORE you try to book a live music gig (you did listen to last week’s episode, didn’t you?), it’s time to reach out and touch someone! Specifically, the talent bookers at the venues. But there’s a right way and wrong way to approach them. This week on the “Music Marketing Monday” podcast Billy and I pull back the curtain and reveal what’s worked for us and a lot of other successful artists. Put these principles into practice and you’ll soon have a LOT more shows on your calendar! What do YOU think about our…
  • 07- Checklist: What to Do BEFORE You Book the Gig

    Bob Baker
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:15 pm
    So, you’re eager to play your music live. You’re ready to start booking gigs or even a mini tour. Time to start emailing and calling venues, right? HOLD ON! Slow down, Mario … Before you do anything, listen to these tips and checklists that Billy and I dish out. Make sure you are prepared BEFORE you ever get near a live music venue. That’s what awaits you on this episode of “Music Marketing Monday.” What do YOU think about our pre-gig preparation ideas? What did we miss? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MusicMM. There are…
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    Artists House Music

  • FIRST KISS viral video (the music was used with permission)

    2 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. The FIRST KISS video that went viral in mid-March is a digital advertising phenomenon that uses music with permission! Giving a shout out the folks involved for doing it right! Here, the clothing company Wren created a three-and-a-half-minute video featuring pairs of strangers kissing for the first time accompanied by the musician Soko’s song, “We Might Be Dead Tomorrow,” which was licensed for use in the video. Within days of being released on YouTube, the video went viral… and over 73 million…
  • Explaining the Getty Images “freebies” (see the fine print)

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:39 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. In a revolutionary move, Getty Images has just made some of its stock photos free to use on websites, blogs and social media so long as the photos are used for editorial purposes and with Getty Images’ new Embedded Viewer.  Undoubtedly, Getty Images is motivated to try to control and “cash in” on the rampant on-line photo piracy.  In exchange for “free use” of Getty Images’ photos and images, folks will authorize data collection and advertising by Getty Images and others.  Here is how…
  • Title Copycats – (Titles are not protected by copyright)

    11 Mar 2014 | 10:32 am
    Evidently, Stieg Larsson’s popular trilogy of books The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest have inspired a plethora of title copycats.  NINETY-ONE title copycats as per a recent count that have used a similar title since 2010 when The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo became an international sensation.  This raises an interesting and common copyright question regarding the copyright protection vested in the TITLE of a copyrighted work. Does Copyright Protect The Title of a Work?  In the US the short answer is NO.  US…
  • Benefits of US Copyright Registration

    21 Jan 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. Copyright vests automatically in an original work once it is ‘fixed’ in a tangible form.  While copyright vests automatically, it can also be advantageous to register an original work for copyright registration with the US Copyright Office.  Registering a work with the US Copyright Office is not a requirement but it can be beneficial for the following reasons: Registration with the US Copyright Office establishes a public record of the basic facts including ownership of an original work. Before an…
  • Why do musicians always feel disappointed about their career?

    8 Jan 2014 | 10:03 am
    5 out of 6 reasons are THEIR fault. Time for retrospection. By Tommy Darker. The essay was originally published in The Musicpreneur on Medium. I was at a gig last night and I saw three amazing bands rocking out the stage and making people dance very hard. Note: it’s London, normally people don’t dance that hard. The sad realization I made is that none of these bands actually makes money. Isn’t it sad? The band entertains you, makes you feel great, you pay the bar for drinks, but the musician gets nothing of monetary nature. That brought an avalanche of thoughts and I started jotting…
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  • Music Video: Mapei - Don't Wait

    Candice M
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    American recording artist by the name of Mapei is emerging within the music industry. Mapei’s soulful vocals, with the aesthetic baile drums will draw one’s attention almost instantly. Mapei was born in Rhode Island but raised in Stockholm, Sweden. Taking influences from the country she grew up in,... ....
  • Watch List Select: Sam Smith, Hijacked, The Boom Cat, Estere

    Mark J
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    At TheNext2Shine we are passionate about discovering new artists to share with our readers, and we are always looking and listening out for emerging artists that bring their own authenticity, originality and talent to the music scene. Here in our 'Watch List Select' feature we provide for your... ....
  • Music Video: Nakhane Toure - Fog

    Mark J
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    South African singer Nakhane Toure's video for 'Fog', nominated for the Design Indaba/Most Beautiful Object In South Africa 2014 award, is confrontingly direct, the stark black-and-white imagery of the video's single shot seeing Toure clean away a white, viscous material that swathes his head as he... ....
  • James Bay wants to you to 'Let It Go'

    Candice M
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    James Bay has a soul twice his age, although he is only 23 years old, he’s emotional profoundness within his music will allow fans to experience life in his eyes. He grew up listening to Bob Dylan, Jon Mitchell, and James Taylor. Drawing inspirations from these artists, he instilled a distinctive... ....
  • Jessica Ashley Teams Up With Epic Records For Her Debut Album

    Mark J
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    21-year-old New York singer/songwriter Jessica Ashley, with her classically beautiful voice and accomplished skills on piano, has been an emerging artist that we have been following for several years now, including featuring her on our 'Discovery Mixtape' series, and Nocturne Media Group have just... ....
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  • BrittanyMcDonald - Alive

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    When the Singles Buffet is so full, there’s bound to be leftovers. Enjoy some of the leftovers with new music (in post Sunday Leftovers: Cut Copy, Tourist, Future, more! from Earbuddy. More by this artist at )
  • The Writers Block - Love You (All Over)

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    When the Singles Buffet is so full, there’s bound to be leftovers. Enjoy some of the leftovers with new music (in post Sunday Leftovers: Cut Copy, Tourist, Future, more! from Earbuddy. More by this artist at )
  • WASABi - Wasabi , Sugar Hill , Hawaiian Boy: 'Joy' #24 #NUDISCOCHART/ BEATPORT Featured Single

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Today’s Sunday Slowdown is an ultra collaborative effort from three distinguished producers Wasabi, Sugar Hill, and Hawaiian Boy. Dropping into our inbox a few weeks ago, we were very excited to check out this song. Of these three,… (in post Sunday Slowdown #34: Wasabi,Sugar Hill, and Hawaiian Boy – Joy from Side of Groove. More by this artist at )
  • Ill Legit x Nathan Knew - Sea Green (prod. C Lang)

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    Produced by C. Lang Let the official 4/20 games begin. On this national rap holiday, Ill Legit and the artist formerly known as EST85 kick things off with this ode to all things green: money, the Hulk, foliage.… (in post Ill Legit x Nathan Knew – Sea Green from Fake Shore Drive. More by this artist at )
  • Fallen - Falling feat. Ruby Wood

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Sounds like: Submotion Orchestra, Yasmin, AlunaGeorge Song: Fallen - Falling (Ft. Ruby Wood) What's so good? Her voice. I can't get enough. I wish I could tell you who Fallen is, but they remain a total mystery to… (in post Fallen - Falling (Ft. Ruby Wood) from Indie Shuffle. More by this artist at )
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    RouteNote Blog

  • Apple CarPlay Hands on Video Review: New York International Auto Show – iCar!

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    Apple CarPlay Hands on Video Review: New York International Auto Show – iCar!
  • 311 – Sand Dollars

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    This is my new favourite song. 311 – Sand Dollars
  • Young Squage – Transformer (Steerner Remix)

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    We just interviewed Tobu and Young Squage – Transformer (Steerner Remix) was one of his favourite tracks at the moment. Hope you enjoy it!
  • Exclusive Interview: Tobu

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    Tobu is a music producer who has been making a lot of waves across YouTube in 2013. The 21 year old Latvian has made a great impression on the electronic music world with his great collection of original tracks. Tobu is one of our favourite RouteNote artists so are you can expect, we were excited to be given the opportunity to interview him. - What inspired you to start making music and at what age? I’ve always loved melodic music, my main inspirations definitely included Aqua, Vengaboys and all these bands that had such syrupy and sweet melodies. My first attempt at making music was at…
  • Searching Alaska – Our Defences

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:43 am
    Searching Alaska is a great band who uses RouteNote to distribute their music to iTunes, Spotify, etc. Buy there latest track Our Defences on iTunes.
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    Tribute Band Reviews: Listen and Watch Before You Book!

  • Michael Buble Tribute Acts: Kai McKenzie

    6 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    Michael Buble tribute act (Kai McKenzie) is one of the top 3 Buble tribute acts in the UK today. Kai actually met Michael Buble backstage at the O2 arena in London. Here’s what the man himself said about him “I have watched all your video’s with my mum, it’s so cool!”. You can’t get any higher praise than that now can you. Kai has been performing since he was 10 years old and by the time he was 15 he was already beginning to make a name for himself, not only as a top session vocalist but as an award winning producer. He achieved a platinum disk award from…
  • Ray Charles Tribute Bands: A Ray Of Charles

    30 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    Russell Christian, original member of the multi-platinum, No.1 selling soul band ‘The Christians’ brings you the ultimate tribute act, paying homage to Rhythm & Blues pioneer and originator of the Soul music genre, the late, great Ray Charles. Russell’s ability to capture the iconic sound and energy of Ray Charles is second only to the man himself, with his soul soaked voice and impressive musical dexterity on the piano and saxophone. Joining Russell on vocals we have ‘The RayLaa’s’, the breathtaking female harmony section, singing spine tingling harmonies and adding that…
  • UB40 Tribute Bands: Kingston Town

    28 May 2013 | 11:50 pm
    Kingston Town are one of the UK’s most popular UB40 tribute bands comprising of three outstanding lead vocalists and a very talented saxophone player. Each band member has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Stevie Wonder, Deacon Blue, The Specials, Curtis Mayfield, The Wailers and Desmond Dekker. Remembering the early years of UB40 and performing live with tracks from the album ‘Signing Off’, ‘Food For Thought’ and ‘One In Ten’. Through to all the later reggae favourites, ‘Red Red Wine’ and of course…
  • David Bowie Tribute Bands: Aladdinsane

    1 May 2013 | 6:35 am
    David Bowie tribute band (Aladdinsane) present the ultimate tribute to this international superstar. The lead singer (Paul Henderson) shot to fame after his highly acclaimed performance on ITV’s ‘Stars In Their Eyes’. After his appearance on national television, Paul quickly became acknowledged as one of Europe’s most credible Bowie tribute artistes. Aladdinsane was born. The band continue to entertain audiences across the UK with their authentic, high energy tribute to one of the music industries most iconic figures. In the words of theatre goers everywhere,…
  • Britney Spears Tribute Acts: Michaela Weeks

    10 Apr 2013 | 3:20 am
    Michaela has been voted the UK’s No.1 Britney Spears tribute act and lookalike. She gained international recognition after she was featured on Britney’s official website. She was selected from hundreds of Britney fans and lookalikes to appear on an American Fuse television special. Michaela has appeared across the globe, from Los Angeles to Dubai. She’s done countless television appearances including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. Articles have been written about her in magazines and newspapers (i.e. OK! and the Daily Mirror). Michaela has the looks, the voice, the…
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    Judy Rodman - All Things Vocal Blog

  • Speaking Voice Mistakes = Talking Trouble!

    Judy Rodman
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    Have you assessed your speaking voice lately? Hmm... you could be missing one of the most important tools you have to impact your world... your ability to talk!Here's how I define a successful speaking voice:It communicates clearly, creates the desired response in the listener (at an emotional, not just surface, level)and you can operate it without strain!Here are some typical speaking voice mistakes:Talking too fast (totally counterproductive to communication for many reasons)Not pausing enough for breath, and for the listener to digest what you saidProjecting before resonating…
  • Quieting Your Mind for Performance Focus

    Judy Rodman
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    Our minds are interesting entities. When performing as singers and speakers, there are lots of things vying for our mind's attention... the feel of our outfit, the temperature in the room, the size of the audience, the blinding spotlight, the missing spotlight, that label rep/old boyfriend/girlfriend/cute thing watching, the phone call right before the show or the meet and greet to come, the second verse you're not sure you will remember, the snack you ate in the greenroom, the fact you forgot to go to the bathroom, the importance of the evening, the guitar string sticking out more than the…
  • Work-For-Hire Jingle Singing

    Judy Rodman
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:49 am
    My staff singers' group in the 70's! (I'm second from the right)  I got a couple of great questions this week from a recording artist/stage performer about doing work-for-hire as a singer. This artist has been getting a lot of calls to do jingles. He asks:If I sign a 'work -for-hire' agreement, does that mean I will not make anything if my voice is on TV... maybe even a big TV show theme? They say they would never sell the song but if I do make it big can they exploit that song and make money because of my fame? My thoughts: If you sing jingles as work-for-hire you will get no…
  • How To Start The Day - from PCG Nasville's Bernard Porter

    Judy Rodman
    2 Mar 2014 | 11:05 am
    I love working with people who really care about making other people's lives better - especially when those people are music makers. That's one of the many reasons I love working with Bernard Porter and his artist development company PCG Nashville. I'd like to thank him for sharing his thoughts in his guest post. I believe these practices could change the trajectory of a career, and of life itself: Good morning! ...I mean it. Have a good start to your day and you’ll greatly enhance your chances of having a successful day, every day. The discipline of an early bird will manifest itself in…
  • Vocal Tone: How To Change It

    Judy Rodman
    25 Feb 2014 | 8:07 am
    This will be the first in a two-part series This is the second of a two part seriesThis will be the first in a two-part seriesThis will be the first in a two-part seriesAs promised, this is my second blog post on 'Vocal Tone'. It's one thingto know how you want your voice to sound... but another to actually create that sound! Today we'll talk about how to paint different tone colors, change the overtones and harmonics of your speaking and singing voice to most authentically communicate your messages - or sound like a singer you want to match.It takes...Mental intention: You know what…
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    Soundtrack Geek V2

  • Soundtrack Review: Oculus

    Jørn Tillnes
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Oculus Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Oculus by The Newton Brothers. At a glance: 36 tracks 71 minutes of score Geek Score: 66.6 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 2.63 Album Excellence: 4% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Oculus seems like one of the best horror releases of the year, but you never know. The Newton Brothers is doing the score and I was surprised by that because I have only heard light and fun material from them. Oculus is very dark, but the darkness has a price. Seems like every single cue is not meant for the…
  • Soundtrack Review: The Elder Scrolls Online

    Jørn Tillnes
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Elder Scrolls Online Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score The Elder Scrolls Online by Bard Derrick. At a glance: 46 tracks 153 minutes of score Geek Score: 100 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 153.08 Album Excellence: 100% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Ok, who was bitterly disappointed when it was clear that Jeremy Soule wouldn’t be doing the score to Elder Scrolls Online? Don’t be shy! *Put hands up reluctingly*. The thing is that the music fo Elder Scrolls has been Jeremy Soule’s “baby” for so…
  • Soundtrack Review: Draft Day

    Jørn Tillnes
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Draft Day Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Draft Day by John Debney. At a glance: 34 tracks 51 minutes of score Geek Score: 78.2 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 17.5 Album Excellence: 34% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? There’s been some great sport dramas in the history of film and some great soundtracks to accompany them. John Debney has been doing a few sports movies, mostly comedy though like “Little Giants”, “The Replacements” and “Swing Vote”. His rejected score for “Remember The…
  • Soundtrack Review: Diablo III Reaper Of Souls

    Jørn Tillnes
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Diablo III Reaper Of Souls Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Diablo III Reaper Of Souls by Blizzard Team. At a glance: 22 tracks 70 minutes of score Geek Score: 61.8 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 0 Album Excellence: 0% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? So, the long awaited expansion to Diablo III is here. I know people who is taking time off work to play this, this is the lever of addictedness this game has. I personally stopped at Diablo II, but that messed me up pretty well, so I’m happy with my decision. This score is…
  • Soundtrack Review: Age Of Wonders III

    Jørn Tillnes
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Age Of Wonders III Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Age Of Wonders III by Michiel Van Den Bos. At a glance: 36 tracks 123 minutes of score Geek Score: 85.5 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 49.62 Album Excellence: 40% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Age Of Wonders is a great game series. Seems like ages ago since the previous game was released. I’ve always found it too hard though, but it’s probably just me. The music has never quite stood out for me. I guess with a game like this there’s a lot of…
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  • Headbanger’s Kitchen Diaries #1: Why I Don’t Bake

    Sahil Makhija
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    Sahil ‘The Demonstealer’ Makhija, of the immensely popular Headbanger’s Kitchen, lets us in on his life as a chef and cooking show host in a new column that sees him trade in his death metal axe for a true-forged Japanese steel knife (now and then).  This is Headbanger’s Kitchen Diaries. I absolutely love food, always have and always will. Since my childhood I was cooking and haven’t stopped yet and while I do great with savoury stuff, I’ve always kind of been a mess when it comes to anything to do with baking. Baking is like a science. It’s precise, it’s…
  • RedFoo Concert Rescheduled

    Neha Mathews
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    One half of the party rockers LMFAO, Sky Blu (a.k.a. SkyNuts or The Party President or Does Anyone Really Keep Track? ) came, performed, partied with Salman Khan and went and a small bunch of compulsive shufflers shuffled while others waited with bated breath for big Uncle RedFoo. Is it the hair-do? The way he fills up a Speedo? His tennis star girlfriend?  Or the additional presence of the La Freak Crew (an assortment of dancers, deejays and the party people that Nelly/Fergie keep inquiring about) that make a RedFoo concert sound infinitely more fun? Then we’re told that the…
  • NUCLEYA Set To Release Koocha Monster Remix EP

    Abhimanyu Meer
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Given NUCLEYA’s profile as one of the most cutting edge Indian producers in the scene today, it’s perhaps expected to see the appreciation he’s received from all quarters for last year’s landmark Koocha Monster EP. Tracks such as ‘Akkad Bakkad’ (featured in The Guardian) and ‘Bangla Bass’ (on an episode of The Dewarists) have become staples in clubs across the country, inspiring cries of “Fuck That Shit!” from drunken excited audiences. Needless to say, Su Real was right on the money. Now, the big daddy of Indian bass music is prepping his next release, the Koocha Monster…
  • Things To Do at Richardson & Cruddas This Saturday

    Priyanka Singh
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    The clock is winding down. The more than a century-and-a-half-years-old Richardson & Cruddas will play host to possibly the biggest concert the city’s seen in a long time. The Road to Converse Rubber Tracks finale will have the top five participating bands – Spud In The Box, Ganesh Talkies, Space Behind The Yellow Room, The F16’s, Frisky Pints, and the headlining acts – Zero, Pangea, and Superfuzz. While performances kick off at at 5pm, the venue will be buzzing with activity starting right from 11 in the morning. Here are a few super interesting things that you can do at…
  • Dhruv Visvanath On Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s ’30 Great Guitarists Under 30′ List

    Priyanka Singh
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    Self-taught percussive guitarist Dhruv Visvanath from Delhi is a man who dons many dynamic hats. Over the years, he has grown to become a multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer-songwriter, and music producer. However, the major part of his allegiance lies to the acoustic guitar, an instrument that he picked up nine years ago and learned to play on his own. Precisely why, to be featured in an international magazine’s global list of extraordinary young guitarists will always remain close to his heart. Listen to a sweet tune called ‘Can’t’ by Visvanath below. This month, the United…
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  • @Pharrell’s “New Black” Ain’t The New Black Imagination

    Rob Fields
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    After his recent interview with Oprah, Pharrell Williams dragged over the coals by Black Twitter for the following statement (ht Clutch Magazine): The “new black” doesn’t blame other races for our issues. The “new black” dreams and realizes that it’s not a pigmentation; it’s a mentality. And it’s either going to work for you, or it’s going to work against you. And you’ve got to pick the side you’re gonna be on. Writer Michael Arceneaux wrote the following response on his FB page: Y’know, I’m tired of these rich, disconnected Black men (this means you, Kanye West)…
  • New Doc ‘Vanishing Pearls’ Tells Untold Story of Black Life in the Gulf Coast

    Rob Fields
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:51 pm
      This Friday, April 18th in New York City and Los Angeles comes what looks to be an illuminating documentary via ARRAY, the multi-platform distribution label of the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement, better known as AFFRM, that we should all support. Vanishing Pearls, from first time feature film director Nailah Jefferson, follows Pointe à la Hache Louisiana’s African-American and multigenerational oystermen following BP’s disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill from four years ago as they struggle to maintain their businesses and find justice for the atrocity.   …
  • LISTEN: Meshell Ndegeocello–”Conviction” + Tour Dates

    Rob Fields
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
      A new Meshell album is on tap for June!  June 3 in the States and a day earlier in the rest of the world.  The album will be called Comet, Come To Me. To celebrate her 11th album, she’ll be touring in June.  Tix go on sale to the general public today at noon.  Check the dates, get your tickets and prepare to be blow away this authentic musical thinker and uncompromising artist. TOUR DATES June 3: New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge (Tickets available here) June 4: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage (Tickets available here) June 5: Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere (Tickets…
  • 2014 Tribeca Film Festival – Our Best Picks

    Rob Fields
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    Manos Sucias courtesy of Sunshine Sachs The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, one of New York City’s most famed film festivals, begins next week.  Regrettably though, it is a bit sparse on Black/African diaspora directors save Garrett Bradley of the narrative feature film Below Dreams.  Still, there are a number with African diaspora subject or starring films worth checking out including Five Star from Brooklyn director Keith Miller whose previous effort Welcome To Pine Hill was a quietly powerful, and one executive produced by Spike Lee.  Summaries are supplied courtesy of the Tribeca Film…
  • Q&A: Chris Abani On The Search For Better Questions

    Rob Fields
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    Chris Abani’s new novel, The Secret History of Las Vegas, has been described as a moving, strange and savagely funny book, a gut-wrenching, off-beat crime novel, a work of brutal lyricism, and a story of both global sweep and thematic unity. The Secret History of Las Vegas — a New York Times Editors’ Choice — is also a page-turning thriller. I recently spoke with Abani, whose prolific work has garnered many awards including a PEN/Hemingway Book Prize, about his take on Afropolitans, how his novel confronts race in America, the one question he ponders in every novel he…
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  • Richard Marx On Songwriting And His ‘Beautiful Goodbye’

    Matt Wardlaw
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I spoke with Richard Marx in early March for a story that ran locally prior to his show here in Cleveland in April. For those of you who are regular readers of the blog, it will come as no surprise that I'm a lifelong Marx fan. Even if I wasn't a fan, just learning that he's a fellow liner notes nerd like I am would have gone a long way. We talked about his upcoming album, Beautiful Goodbye (which was still untitled at the time of our conversation), which is set for release sometime in June. I've never interviewed Marx before, so I was looking forward to the opportunity to dig into the…
  • Bruce Springsteen Offers Up ‘High Hopes’ & A Bonus

    Matt Wardlaw
    25 Nov 2013 | 8:46 am
    Bruce Springsteen announced the release of High Hopes today, a new studio album which will be released in typical Bruce fashion (at least in recent years) in less than two months on January 14th. You can read up on details regarding the new release here. Watch this video on YouTube. Folks who pre-order the album via Amazon can get a bonus DVD featuring a full album performance of the Born In The USA album, captured on the recent Wrecking Ball tour. According to the listing, this bonus is exclusive to Amazon.  
  • Run Off To The Circus With Dan Baird….

    Matt Wardlaw
    24 Nov 2013 | 2:58 pm
    It's Sunday evening and you're a little bit bummed that the weekend is drawing towards its conclusion, right? Here's a brand new album from Dan Baird & Homemade Sin to help soften the blow a bit. The new album is called Circus Life and you can either snag the physical disc here or grab the newly released Amazon MP3 download for instant gratification. Like everything that Baird releases, the arrival of this one has been highly anticipated in my world. From a quick scan, it sounds like Dan Baird, so that might be all that you need to know.
  • Some new music from Eric Johnson…

    Matt Wardlaw
    9 Sep 2013 | 6:00 am
    Eric Johnson has quietly been releasing new music in recent months via a series of single downloads. His latest offering, while not available as a download just yet, previews a new collaboration with Christopher Cross. Watch this video on YouTube. Johnson and Cross will perform together at the All ATX benefit concert on September 24th, benefiting the HAAM (Health Alliance For Austin Musicians) as part of a lineup that will also feature Quiet Company and Will Johnson (Monsters of Folk), Charlie and Will Sexton and others. The above track will be eventually available on a compilation album that…
  • Del Amitri Returns In 2014

    Matt Wardlaw
    3 Sep 2013 | 6:00 am
    Even as Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie continues to make music (including his brand new solo album Lower Reaches), I've never stopped wishing that a band reunion might come to pass someday. Apparently, the waiting will not last a lifetime -- it will come to an end in January of 2014. Over the weekend, I saw the following tweet from @delamitrinews, an account which had recently followed me, while beginning to favorite all of my Del Amitri-related tweets from over the past few years: Guess Who Is Back? #delamitri Please RT! Of course, I had to tweet back: @delamitrinews I would love for this…
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  • This Week's Forgotten Gem of the '80s - Klaatu - "A Million Miles Away"

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:56 pm
    The combination of Beatles-inspired pop music with complex progressive rock impulses probably seemed like a good idea to a number of bands over the years. Trouble is, not many teams of musicians can pull off such a feat without embarrassing themselves. So thanks to Canada, then, for the exploratory trio Klaatu, a band not only oddly brilliant enough to name itself after the essentially peaceful if foreboding alien character from The Day the Earth Stood Still but also responsible for a stretch of genre-defying rock music during the late '70s and very early '80s. Like The Beatles, Klaatu proved…
  • This Week's Forgotten Gem of the '80s - The Rain Parade - "You Are My Friend"

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:43 am
    Waking up on a rainy Monday may not generally be one of the greatest experiences of life, but unsettled weather (and unsettled emotions, for that matter) can certainly be made more tolerable by the presence of music like this. Even before I was awake and alert enough to acknowledge the literal connection between this band's name and today's meteorological conditions, I felt I had stumbled upon an instance of '80s music kismet. So without risking excessive self-congratulation, this is a pretty damn fine choice, if I do say so myself. Which, of course, I just did....Read Full Post
  • This Week's Forgotten Gem of the '80s - The Wonder Stuff - "Cartoon Boyfriend"

    29 Mar 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Rootsy English rock band The Wonder Stuff presented a genuinely exciting alternative to what was widely considered alternative music during the late '80s. In other words, the band's unique blend of frenetic punk rock energy with well-placed touches of Hammond organ and fiddle sounds immediately fresh and engaging. By this time, bands like The Smiths, The Cure and Psychedelic Furs had certainly made a name for British alternative music in both the U.K. and U.S. However, The Wonder Stuff quietly forged a new path, taking some cues from Ireland's U2 but also drawing from organic, earthy American…
  • This Week's Forgotten Gem of the '80s - Spider - "What's Going On"

    19 Mar 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Early-'80s American arena rock band Spider quietly boasted three underrated but highly influential '80s music figures. The band itself never really went anywhere beyond a couple of minor hits, but two of its primary creative linchpins - just in time for Women's History Month - are undoubtedly female '80s music icons. Let me explain why you should take me at my word despite a general lack of obvious evidence....Read Full Post
  • This Week's Forgotten Gem of the '80s - R.I.P. Buren Fowler - Drivin' N' Cryin' - "Honeysuckle Blue"

    12 Mar 2014 | 2:14 pm
    While attending university in North Carolina during the early '90s, I had the privilege of seeing a handful of live shows headlined by the eclectic, rootsy college rock band Drivin' N' Cryin'. A few of those performances rank among some of the finest rock music concerts I've ever experienced, while a couple of others seemed a touch disinterested if not completely phoned in. Nevertheless, the Atlanta band has remained a constant personal favorite of mine through the years, the sum of which (sad to say) has now reached a full quarter-century since a few friends of mine introduced me to the joys…
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  • Austin: Fast Fo(u)rward

    Andrew Sigler
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    Fast Forward Austin is run by three Austin ex-pats who know what the town is all about and who keep that in mind when putting this annual circus together.
  • Chicago: Relearning to Listen–New Piano Music for Children

    Ellen McSweeney
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    For her most recent commissioning project, composer and pianist Joann Cho invited a large group of composers to write a solo piano piece for her and asked them to write their piece “for children.”
  • So You Want To Write An Opera….

    Jennifer Jolley
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    I admit I attempted composing for opera long ago as an undergraduate. I remember seeing the Los Angeles Opera’s production of Billy Budd in the late '90s and then seeing their production of Peter Grimes in the early 2000s, and I was convinced I absolutely had to write an opera.
  • Aaron Parks: Make Me Believe a Melody

    Frank J. Oteri
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Before his 18th birthday, Aaron Parks had released four CDs. After a five-year stint with Terence Blanchard and now 30, he participates in a wide array of musical endeavors, from his own polyglot material to guesting on an indie-rock album and collaborating with Korean-born vocalist Yeahwon Shin. In everything he does, he is fully present.
  • LA: A Spring 2014 Concertgoer’s Journal, Part 1

    Isaac Schankler
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    In March and April in Los Angeles, the concert calendar becomes impossibly saturated. These are just a few highlights from Maximum Minimalism, WasteLAnd, plus recent What’s Next Ensemble and Timur and the Dime Museum performances.
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  • Crowd Funding of Music Projects

    12 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    ArtistShare has been founded already in 2003 and by this it is probably one of the oldest platforms on fan funding around. The platform enables artist in general and especially musicians to gather money for projects. There are even stars like Ute Lemper represented looking to finance their projects. And by ArtistShare even some Grammy […]
  • Selling Music Online for Free

    5 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    If you like to sell your music online at the big music portals, you probably know about the typical services enabling this by getting a fee. Now Music Kickup launched its service, enabling to sell on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and Google Play for free and which is announced to be the first service worldwide doing […]
  • New Music Software Bitwig launched

    28 Mar 2014 | 9:46 am
    Bitwig is a new music software, which has been announce for long already and now it has been launched. They are promising a lot, using the latest technology and having optimized the workflow of music production. It is available for all major operating systems, but with US$ 299.- it is not cheap. Having the latest […]
  • Wiki like Music Directory with Live Streams

    21 Mar 2014 | 7:24 am is a wiki like directory about music and musicians. Fans are allowed to make posts about their favored musicians and dj’s. Now the service has got an update giving to musicians the ability to post news themselves, according to a post by The Next Web. Furthermore these artist profiles managed by the musicians has […]
  • Findung uncommon Music on Spotify

    13 Mar 2014 | 8:02 am
    If you want to find something uncommon on the most popular music subscription service Spotify, you may try Forgotify. There are about 4 millions songs on Spotify, which have never been played. These 20% of songs listed at Spotify are made accessible by forgotify. The service indeed claims to play just songs that never have […]
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  • Somebody That I Used to Know – Computer Remix

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Sometimes I don’t know why people do it, but I am glad that they do. One song i really like, Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye, done via an old school remix. ...
  • Dark Synth: A Worthy Abelton Plug-in?

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    What is Dark Synth? It is just the latest in the efforts to give the Max for Live synthesizer added depth and control for digital sound generation. It’s a polyphonic additive that comes with 136 ...
  • The Wicks Looper – Acid Mix

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    If you’re into noise generation, or even if you just like to fiddle with cool little sound gadgets, the Wicks Looper – Acid Mix might be just the thing for you. Made in Australia by a ...
  • RJD2′s Studio

    5 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    In this video, Ramble John Krohn (better known as the musician/producer RJD2) shows off his incredible home studio – while baking apple-raspberry cobbler a la mode. RJD2 shows off his massive collection of synths, drum machines, ...
  • Lava Lamp MIDI controller

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Jason Hotchkiss is a DIY-er who has created the ultimate psychedelic ambient music generator. He took a lava lamp, a bit of custom electronic work and a Miduino PCB from Tom Scarff, put it ...
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  • Gospel Memories - April 19, 2014: Interview with the Barrett Sisters

    19 Apr 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Enjoy this podcast of "Gospel Memories" - words and music with the Barrett Sisters: Billie Barrett GreenBey and Rodessa Barrett Porter.  Plus Dr. Mary Campbell (daughter of the late DeLois Barrett Campbell), Fran Allen-Leake, and Prof. L. Stanley Davis.Gospel Memories - April 19, 2014The Sweet Sisters of Zion: DeLois Barrett Campbell and the Barrett Sisters, a full-length film, will be shown at the Chicago International Music and Movies Festival (CIMM Fest) at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 4, at the Chop Shop, 2033 West North Avenue, Chicago.  TBGB's Bob Marovich will host the…
  • An Easter Treat: Complete Performance of Abyssinian Mass: A Gospel Celebration

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Damien Sneed co-presented, in conjunction with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center, a series of YouTube videos featuring the historic Abyssinian Mass: A Gospel Celebration.Enjoy the entire two-hour performance of Wynton Marsalis's sacred work here, from the Frederick P. Rose Theater in New York City, Thursday evening, October 24, 2014.Blessed Easter, everyone!:
  • J. M. Cruver - Don't Give Up

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    J. M. CruverDon’t Give UpSharp Records (2014) Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel BlogAll James Michael Cruver wants to do is sing a church song.  He sings six, as a matter of fact, on his new Sharp Records EP, Don’t Give Up.Originally from Newnan, Georgia, where he is primary musician at Resurrection Baptist Church, Cruver plays piano, organ, and bass guitar.  He writes music—all the songs on Don’t Give Up are from his pen—and can arrange and produce, as well.His singing is what is most striking.  He appears to have two voices: a high falsetto and a…
  • Chicago Gospel Program Hosted by Pastor DeAndre Patterson April 26

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
  • "A Little Longer" - Nancey Jackson Johnson

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:28 pm
    “A Little Longer”Nancey Jackson JohnsonFrom the Camdon CD The Heart of Nancey Jackson Johnson(2014)I have been enamored of Nancey Jackson Johnson’s voice and dramatic take on a song ever since hearing her sing “Lead Me to the Rock” on Rev. Stef & Jubilation’s 2006 The Launch Out Project.  Since then, Nancey has recorded with Donnie McClurkin and Judith Christie McAllister, and now she is on her own.“A Little Longer” is a prayer/soliloquy of thanksgiving.  Its recitative enables Nancey to explore a range of emotions, from simple beseeching to heart-wrenching…
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  • Art: Watch Jabbawockeez Performance From World Of Dance ’14

    Morgan Witt
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Another stellar performance from the Jabbawockeez guys. This time at the recent World of Dance ’14 event. Continually blown away by their stuff. Digging intricate choreography to the ‘chopped and screwed’ versions of the Beastie Boys and Missy Elliot. Looking forward to their appearance tonight at Pharrell’s Coachella set.
  • Music: Watch Official Video For Major Lazer’s “Aerosol Can” Feat. Pharrell

    Morgan Witt
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    We now have the official visual to accompany the infectious new collaboration between Diplo’s Major Lazer outfit and the ever present, Pharrell Williams. The minimal production puts the spotlight on Pharrell the MC which we don’t get much of these days. The concept for the video is stellar. It features tattooing and graffiti legend Mike […]
  • Style: New Balance Numeric Logan 637 “Pristine/Gum”

    Morgan Witt
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:21 pm
    New Balance steps forward in the skateboard shoe game with the latest in the Numeric line, the Numeric Logan 637 “Pristine/Gum.” This new durable skate shoe leverages the New Balance REVlite™ foam compound that provides a strong light weight foundation for the sneaker while allowing it to be one of the lightest on the market. […]
  • Music: Boiler Room Presents Beats Unraveled – Aphex Twin’s “Windowlicker”

    Morgan Witt
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:39 am
    Aphex Twin‘s “Windowlicker” is one of the greatest electronic compositions in the past twenty years. The critically acclaimed single has been referenced by Daft Punk as being influential in the evolution from their debut “Homework” to the follow up “Discovery.” “Windowlicker” was a real shock for us because it was neither a purely club track […]
  • Music: Sony & VICE Japan Present Madlib “LA To Tokyo”

    Morgan Witt
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Legendary hip hop instrumentalist, producer and DJ, Madlib, was invited by VICE Japan and the folks at Sony to showcase his skills on camera. We get an up close and personal look at the master crafting a beat from scratch live surrounded by Sony MVR‘s. In a hideaway studio in Daitabashi, Madlib was armed with […]
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  • Brainwashing My Kids: Is it Failing?

    Peter Lee
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    A few weeks ago I wrote with tongue firmly planted in cheek bragging about my musical influence over my kids - getting them to listen to good pop music whether they liked it or not. So when I saw that Paul McCartney was performing at Philips Arena June 21, I immediately thought of my daughters. I saw Paul perform several years ago at Piedmont Park, and afterwards I could finally say that I had seen a Beatle perform live. But I wanted to share that special moment with my daughters, so even though it was past their bedtime, I asked my mother-in-law to give the kids the phone so they could…
  • Kurt Cobain Lives On – While Others Don’t

    Peter Lee
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago on Saturday - one of those morose anniversaries that make people reflect on his legacy and the sadness that accompanies any suicide. Think of the unwritten songs, the continued legacy that Nirvana could have continued to impress upon rock music. Few really know what despondency and depression fuel thoughts or attempts at suicide. Cobain was depressed, even though he was at the pinnacle of rock music. And we all lament his passing. But his legacy is waning. Even during his life, he spawned several copycat groups (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), and after his death, it…
  • Footloose 30 Years Later: 10 Things that Don’t Make Sense

    Peter Lee
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    A few weeks ago on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," Kevin Bacon reprised his role as Ren McCormick in "Footloose" for a dance number that is quickly going viral. It brought back memories of the movie - how much I enjoyed watching it coming back from a youth retreat, how important it seemed at the time: A movie featuring pop music! The music was instantly catchy, there was some decent dancing, and the all-important "We kids are people too and the grown-ups are wrong" concept was present - a concept that seemed at the core of every 80s movie from then on. I forced my kids to watch the…
  • Concert Review: Nicole Atkins

    Peter Lee
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:29 am
    Nicole Atkins came to Atlanta Sunday night, bringing her Gothic torch songs to about 40 people at Terminal West. Again, I say, where are you, Atlanta? Yet another class act comes into town and you're off at Wild Bill's or seeing Sheryl Crow for the seventh time, leaving Atkins to play for a small but dedicated crowd. Atkins was on the last legs of a tour in support of her latest LP, Slow Phaser, which is a return to the melodic if not spooky sounds evident in her fantastic debut album, Neptune City. Performing barefoot, Atkins danced dreamily around the stage to the five-man band as she…
  • Desert Island Discs: Escape, Journey

    Peter Lee
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:03 pm
    I feel as if I have to defend this choice - of all the records ever recorded, this would be one of the top 20 that I would play incessantly on a desert island? It's easy to poke fun at Journey - the spaceship-laden album covers with esoteric names such as "Frontiers," "Infinity" and "Departure" (What was the spaceship doing inside that planet?); cheesy lyrics ("One love feeds the fire / One heart burns desire"?) Steve Perry's odd vocalisms; mullets everywhere.  Few rock critics took them seriously. But you can't argue with their chart success, and 1981's Escape was the first Journey album…
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  • Send2Press to Sponsor Los Angeles Music Network’s 2014 LAMN Jam Music Contests

    Jesse JJ Jame
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN) is delighted to announce a new sponsor of its upcoming ROCK and URBAN LAMN Jam Music Contests ('LAMN Jams') happening this spring in Los Angeles. Send2Press(R) Newswire, a unit of Neotrope(R), will be the official press release service, helping to take LAMN Jams to a new level.
  • The Filharmonic Swings By Twelve3south Studio

    Jesse JJ Jame
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    TIPP CITY, Ohio, April 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The doors at twelve3south Studio are always open to artists who are looking to make some music, even if they stop in at a moment's notice. The Tipp City, Ohio music studio, which is owned by producer and performer Donnie Reis, hosted The Filharmonic, of NBC's 'The Sing Off' Season 4 earlier this month when the up-and-coming a cappella group stopped in to lay down a few tracks for an upcoming EP.
  • Music Business Author and Speaker to Appear at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    Jesse JJ Jame
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:59 pm
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Loren Weisman, author of 'The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business' (ISBN: 978-1608325788) and co-founder of Artists Bridge, a new music industry resource hub, will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books from April 12-13 at booth 934.
  • Third Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Music Festival Set for April 12 and 13, 2014 at Kief-Joshua Vineyards

    Jesse JJ Jame
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:10 am
    TUCSON, Ariz., March 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Arizona's original and only American Viticulture Area (AVA), Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the Third Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 21 Arizona Wineries in one location, on April 12 and 13, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Families welcome end of winter weather with the many ‘Tickle Your Funny Bone’ collections from Ruth Roberts Music

    Jesse JJ Jame
    12 Mar 2014 | 12:45 pm
    LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- After a heavy winter, parents of small children all around the country may be in a celebratory mood as they anticipate letting their children once again enjoy the great outdoors. Adding to the fun is the availability of many songs and albums from the Ruth Roberts children songbook collection, including 'St. Patrick's Day Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone,' 'Easter Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone,' 'Spring Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone,' and 'April Fools' Day Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone.'
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  • Mott 32 Restaurant - Hong Kong

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Hong Kong seems to have more than enough restaurants, yet new ones keep opening up and the best candidates always do well. The latest in the Chinese restaurant genre is Mott 32, in the Standard Chartered Bank Building in Central. We love the echoes of the past that are visible everywhere at Mott 32 without turning the establishment into a traditional Chinese restaurant. It is all cool vibes and modern touches perfectly suitable for urban Hong Kong of today, but in a skilfully prepared wrapping of patina and allure. The 7,500 square foot (697 sq.m.) restaurant is a design collaboration between…
  • Gilded Lily Bar - New York

    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    New York restaurateurs, Eric Marx and Lisle Richards, known for the Wayfarer at The Quin, have taken on a massive project and turned a Meatpacking District haunt into party central.   The pair opened the elegant Monarch Room earlier this year and just recently, right below it, the Gilded Lily bar. The location of the Monarch and the Gilded Lily is 408 West 15th Street, the former home of the 70s and 80s gay party spot, Crisco Disco. The building has stood empty for three decades while the District around it has been transformed.   To create the interior for Gilded Lily, Marx and…
  • Wirra Willa - Somersby, Australia

    3 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Wirra Willa is a tiny, tranquil pavilion located in Somersby, NSW, Australia, on an 80-acre property that formerly operated as a citrus fruit orchard.   Designed by architect Matthew Woodward for his father, the pavilion is only 72 square meters (775 sq.ft) in size and it is surrounded by a 36 square meter (387 sq.ft) courtyard. The villa complements the existing larger residence on the remote property and provides a special, separate place for reflection and rest. It can also be used as a self-contained guest house. The architect’s inspiration was the Fansworth House designed by…
  • The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium

    23 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Opening this week in Antwerp, Belgium, The Jane restaurant designed by Piet Boon has all the building blocks of a success. An intriguing building: A chapel of a former military hospital that gives the restaurant the aura of a sacred place mixed with a certain darkness.  An interesting location: Antwerp’s ’t Groen Kwartier that with its lofts in restored buildings and green areas designed by famous architects is developing into a trendy area. A famous chef-owner: Sergio Herman with his young right-hand man Nick Bril running the establishment. A renowned designer: Dutch Piet…
  • Australian Artist: CJ Hendry - Pen on Paper

    12 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We discovered Australian artist CJ Hendry through her Instagram account and were immediately blown away by her work. Armed with only paper and pen, she creates magnificent, photorealistic black-and-white images in large format. Her subjects are generally high-end fashion objects, such as a Hermes scarf or a Louis Vuitton horse head, but they can also be other inanimate objects including sculls and guns.   The pieces are mesmerizing visual objects in their own right, but once you realize they are created by just pen and ink, you really start to appreciate the skill and patience involved.
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  • RocKorea Midan City Concert - A Tribute To Indie Rock June 4-5 2011

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:31 am
    RocKorea Midan City Concert - A Tribute To Indie Rock June 4-5 2011 Seoul, Korea-May 11, 2011-International recording artist Lance Reegan-Diehl and his eclectic company DEELEEBOB Entertainment with Softindustry Development, will be kicking off RocKorea, Midan City Concert - A Tribute To Indie Rock on June 4, 2011. The concert will feature acts from Seoul and the surrounding area, it will run all day and night into the following morning. Midan City will be the biggest international Indie rock show of 2011 in Korea.   The area is gearing up for one of the longest live Saturday night…
  • Rock Guitarist Dean Shoultz Delivers 5 Free Tracks From His New Solo Album Suite Emotions

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:31 am
    Rock Guitarist Dean Shoultz Delivers 5 Free Tracks From His New Solo Album “Suite Emotions”   New Orleans, LA –September 29, 2010-On October 5th, 2010 rock guitarist Dean Shoultz is set to release his second solo album Suite Emotions on his new label Taylor-Jordan Entertainment.  In addition Dean will deliver 5 Tracks from his new album Free of Charge just by joining his mailing list at   “Dean Shoultz is a rock guitarist, who can tear up the fret board - yet his musical compositions transcend a single instrument or style.  To…
  • Michigan Rockers Black Note Graffiti Release Self-Titled Indie Album

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:31 am
    Michigan Rockers Black Note Graffiti Release Self-Titled Indie Album Ann Arbor, Michigan-November 12, 2013-Black Note Graffiti is made up music veterans Rick Ortiz on vocals and guitar, Adam Nine bass guitar, Kurt Keller percussion and Kris Keller guitar and vocals. Previous incarnations of the band include Krescent 4 however Ortiz is the most recent addition to the lineup. The Michigan based rockers recently released Volume 1 of their new project. They recorded 20 tracks and decided to split it up into two volumes. BNG is proud of the new recording and it is their first self-produced…
  • Ed Maly Keeps On Rolling With New Hot Texas Tunes Release Fountain of Youth

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:31 am
    Ed Maly Keeps On Rolling With New Hot Texas Tunes Release Fountain of Youth   Sugar Land, Texas-January 18, 2011-Ed Maly’s personality comes shining through again on his eighth and latest album Fountain of Youth. The title of the CD is perfect for Maly and his down to earth blues rock.   Maly offers up 20 tracks of warm, humorous and inviting blues rock on Fountain of Youth. The artist is hard not to like because of his homegrown Sugar Land style and approach.   Once again the new recording is released on Maly’s Hot Texas Tunes and it features Maly’s band…
  • Lance Reegan-Diehl Introduces The Player Signature Swing Guitar Line

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:31 am
    Lance Reegan-Diehl Introduces The Player Signature Swing Guitar Line Seoul-Korea-October, 8-2013-When Lance Reegan-Diehl met the owner of Swing Guitars a partnership was born. Lance was asked to provide a design of a guitar that he would like to play. After his many experiences modifying guitars he found it natural to sit down and sketch out some designs. The end result was a newly designed Swing Guitars and Lance’s own signature line. The guitar players role as a firmly established studio and live player in both Korea, Japan and in Asia, has positioned the artist to be very visible.It…
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    Jake Owen - News


    15 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Chart-topping vocalist Jake Owen brings Discover Boating on board as the presenting sponsor for his sizzling nationwide headline tour JAKE OWENS DAYS OF GOLD TOUR 2014. Across the 75-city plus tour, Discover Boating will aim to inspire Jakes fans and concertgoers to discover life on the water. As a lifelong boater, Jake will share personal stories of how boating creates unique connections, freedom, and fun in his life and music. These vignettes will be featured throughout the tour, and as part of Discover Boatings new 2014 Stories of Discovery series, which will share real boaters inspiring…
  • Gainesville, FL Fan Club Pre-Sale

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jake Owen Fans! Another Days of Gold pre-sale is coming your way! The Fan Club Pre-Sale starts tomorrow (April 15) for the Gainesville, FL show on September 4th. Members only pre-sale begins at 10am local venue time, and can be purchased directly on the event page. Not yet member? Join Today! Be the first to purchase tickets to Jakes show in Gainesville, FL: 9/4 - Gainesville, FL @ Stephen C. OConnell Center After your purchase, use the "Im Attending" button to sign-up and let fellow members know youre going! We cant wait to see you at the shows! For a complete list of dates, visit the Events…
  • Eighth Annual Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert in Vero Beach

    9 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    Tickets Go on Sale April 11th for Eighth Annual Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert in Vero Beach CONCERT TO BE HELD AT HOLMAN STADIUM AT HISTORIC DODGERTOWN Special Guest The Three Cadillac to Join Owen, October 25, 2014 Vero Beach, Fla., Country music superstar Jake Owen announces to fans that tickets will go on sale Friday, April 11thfor 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 headline tour - DAYS OF GOLD…
  • Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert Pre-Sale!

    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jake Owen will be performing in Vero Beach, FL on October 25th as a part of the eighth annual Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert! As a Jake Owen Fan Club member, you get first access to tickets tomorrow - April 9th at 10am EDT. Simply sign in to your account and follow the link below to access tickets! Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert Presents: Jake Owen w/ special guest The Cadillac Three October 25th, 2014 Holman Stadium at Historic Dodgertown Vero Beach, FL Not an active Fan Club Member? Sign up now and dont miss out on its benefits. From
  • WI & IA Jake Owen Fan Club Pre-Sales!

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Jake Owen Fan Club members will get first access to pre-sale tickets for the Days Of Gold Tour date below starting TOMORROW - April 8th 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: 7/24 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center Fan Club Members will also have pre-sale access to the Jakes Iowa State Fair concert. Use the link below to purchase your tickets: 8/14 - Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fair For a complete list of tour dates, visit the…
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    News and Blog

  • Listen To Jennifer’s On-Air Interview With WGCI

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    Jennifer stopped by WGCI’s The Morning Riot earlier this week to premiere her brand new track “Walk It Out” featuring Timbaland! Listen to the track here and check out her interview below. Spotlight Settings Feature In Frontpage Spotlight:  No read more
  • Listen To Jennifer’s “Walk It Out” On VEVO

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    In case you missed the worldwide premiere of Jennifer’s new track “Walk It Out” featuring Timbaland take a listen below! Spotlight Settings Feature In Frontpage Spotlight:  No read more
  • Listen To Jennifer’s “Walk It Out” Featuring Timbaland Premiere

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jennifer has been in the studio hard at work! Take a listen to her new single “Walk It Out” featuring Timbaland off her upcoming album below and share the track with your friends. Spotlight Settings Feature In Frontpage Spotlight:  No read more
  • Jennifer Set To Perform At BET’s 2014 BET Experience

    14 Mar 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Just announced! Jennifer will be performing at BET’s annual BET Experience on Sunday, June 29th at the Staples Center in LA! Tickets are now on sale, click here to get yours today. Spotlight Settings Feature In Frontpage Spotlight:  No read more
  • Watch Jennifer’s Appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show

    12 Mar 2014 | 1:02 pm
    While in the UK, Jennifer appeared on the Jonathan Ross show! Get ready to laugh and watch her interview below! Spotlight Settings Feature In Frontpage Spotlight:  No read more
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  • Free Intro Music | 6 Mp3 Downloads | Every Possible Life (Dan-O (
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Hi, here are 6 free intro music mp3 downloads. These are different mixes of a short piece called “Every Possible Life” These could be good for talk and news shows, YouTube videos, movie soundtracks, websites, etc. At about one minute in length these seem best as intros but could be used for anything. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! —Audrey Hepburn  As usual you can use the free and royalty free if you credit me. To use without credit just donate. Also check out my package for more music! Just right click and “save as” to…
  • Free Music for Commercial Use | Sky Seeds (Dan-O (
    11 Mar 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Hi here is some new music called “Sky Seeds”. I mixed the chords and melody into 4 different style tracks: Hollywood soundtrack, British pop rock, electronic trance, and electronic IDM chillout. These are all upbeat instrumentals that you can use royalty free in videos, games, presentations or other media. You will hear a full assortment of strings, percussion, acoustic and electric guitars, synthesizers and drums throughout these pieces. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson As usual, this is free music for…
  • Download Free Electronic Music | The Decision (Dan-O (
    27 Feb 2014 | 7:58 am
    Hi, here is new electronic music you can download free and use royalty free. The track is called “THE DECISION”…its upbeat and bright sounding. It starts off with chimes and then kicks in with synthesizer, drums and electric guitar. You might say it sounds a little like The Gorillaz, New Order or Depeche Mode. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. You can use this royalty free for free if you credit me, otherwise you can donate. For options click here. For more music see my package. Download Free…
  • Music for Video Production | Ready and Waiting (Dan-O (
    24 Feb 2014 | 3:46 am
    Hi, here is some new music for video production called “Ready and Waiting”. It’s a modern rock type instrumental with a pop sound. You might call it power-pop. Its done with bass, electric guitar, drums and synthesizer. Could be considered similar to Foo Fighters, Green Day or The Killers. “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us” -Joseph Campbell Use this track free and royalty free when you credit me or donate without credit. See my FAQ for details. Also see my package for more music. Download: Ready and…
  • Free Electro Music Download | 37 Echoes (Dan-O (
    18 Feb 2014 | 11:36 am
    Hi, here is a new free electro music download called “37 Echoes”. It has an upbeat quirky new wave synth sound. I used footage from “Elephants Dream” for the video, which is an open source film from the Blender Foundation. There are some funny scenes of an old man dancing that fit well. I composed it with a drum machine, virtual strings and a bunch of synthesizer sounds. You could use this as a futuristic or high tech soundtrack in a video, film or game. You might say this sounds similar to Daft Punk, Depeche Mode or The Chemical Brothers. “Music is the…
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  • Orchestra Mashes 43 Cartoon Theme Songs into 5 Minute Masterpiece

    Viola da Voce
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Cartoons and classical music go together like Bugs Bunny and Richard Wagner (Kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit). But now, the Ensemble ACWJ has taken a step further by mashing 43 cartoon theme songs into a five-minute masterpiece. Whether you’re a lover of classic cartoons like “The Jetsons”, 80s cheesiness like “He-Man”, or the off-color […]
  • 7 ‘Game of Thrones’ Covers: From the New York Phil to Smooth Jazz

    Viola da Voce
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    When the New York Phil covers the Game of Thrones theme song, it must mean the show has really hit the big time, right? Here are eight covers of the show’s theme song. And for even more versions of the song, you can check out my 2013 and 2011 posts. 1. Game of Thrones Season […]
  • Spektral Quartet Premieres the Cure for the Common Ringtone

    Viola da Voce
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:25 pm
    The Spektral Quartet has come up with the cure for the common ringtone – the Mobile Miniatures Project, in which the ensemble has commissioned 47 composers from the world of classical, pop, and jazz music to write ringtones, alarms, and alerts for cell phones. The quartet premiered these works on March 29 during an innovative […]
  • Don’t Judge a Musician by Her Album Cover

    Viola da Voce
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:58 am
    I recently saw an ignorant Facebook comment about cellist Alisa Weilerstein which infuriated me. Decca Classics had shared news about Weilerstein’s latest album, Dvořák. The cover art featured the following image: Here’s what an ignorant guy wrote in response: New generation of classical music players began to look more like a country-music pop singer rather […]
  • Red Bull Flying Bach: Breakdancing Meets Ballet Performed to J.S. Bach Coming to Chicago

    7 Mar 2014 | 12:58 pm
    For regular readers of our blog, you know we love odd combinations and combining breakdancing, ballet and classical music is without a doubt an odd combination. After three seasons of sold out performances around the world, the celebrated and distinguished dance crew The Flying Steps will bring Red Bull Flying Bach to Chicago, making its debut in an exclusive U.S. engagement […]
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    RELEVANT Magazine

  • John Mark McMillan Performs

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    This week our good friend (and incredible artist) John Mark McMillan performs 2 songs from his new album, "Borderland," live from the RELEVANT Studio. You don't want to miss these performances, and as a bonus, you can scroll down to watch them too. We also get a global perspective on Easter in our interview with Pastor Oscar Muriu of the Nairobi Chapel in Kenya. This episode is one for the ages, so settle in because it's not every week we have an (almost) two hour episode!
  • You Know You Were a ‘90s Church Kid If …

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    A fond tribute to WWJD bracelets, side hugs and kissing dating good-bye. The ‘90s are all the rage these days. Tank tops. Jean shorts. Vans. Nirvana shirts. Saved by the Bell references. Neon colors everywhere. The way we remember the ’90s makes it seem so, so cool ... ... Unless you were a church kid. Then the ‘90s for you was less Saved by the Bell and more Adventures in Odyssey. Or as my friend likes to call it, Adventures in Moralism. You know you were a ’90s church kid if...
  • This Elementary School's Advice About Bullying Is Just Horrible

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    A school in Lincoln, Neb. is under fire after sending fifth graders home with a pamphlet for how to deal with bullies. It was obviously well-intentioned, but it'd be difficult to dream up worse advice. For example: Treat the person who is being mean as if he is trying to help you: No matter how insulting or mean they may sound, be grateful and think they really care about you. Do not verbally defend yourself. Do not tell on bullies: The number one reason bullies hate their victims, is because the victims tell on them. Telling makes the bully want to retaliate. Tell an adult only when a real…
  • Hippos VS. Crocodiles: Our Worlds at War

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    Wildlife photographer Marc Mol was at a river in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park when he captured something surely wrought by the blood moon: a stand-off between armies of hippos and crocodiles. A massive herd of hippos stumbled upon over a hundred sunbathing crocodiles, and it resulted in a battle for the very heart and soul of the animal kingdom. Although the action was a little hard to track, Mol reported only one fatality—a hippo who lost his life protecting his hippo brothers. His hippobrotamuses, if you will ...
  • And Now, a Video of Gorillas Hunting Easter Eggs

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    After watching the mighty king of the jungle being reduced to the status of an Easter egg-hunting eight-year-old, it’s really no wonder they are planning our near-certain demise ...
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    Derek Sivers

  • Change careers like Tarzan

    Derek Sivers
    29 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I get emails from many people who want to make a big change in their career. Each one wants to quit their current career, and boldly leap into their new venture or preferred lifestyle. When they ask my advice, they think I'm going to say, “Yes! Quit! Go for it!” But instead, they're surprised at my suggestion: Remember how Tarzan swings through the jungle? He doesn't let go of the previous vine until the next vine is supporting his weight. So my advice is: Change careers like Tarzan. Don't let go of the old one until the new one is supporting you. And make sure you don't lose momentum.
  • What if you didn't need money or attention?

    Derek Sivers
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    You know that feeling you have after a big meal? Where you're so full that you really actively don't want anything more? Ever wonder what that would feel like in other parts of your life? We do so many things for the attention, to feel important or praised. But what if you had so much attention and so much praise that you couldn't possibly want any more? What would you do then? What would you stop doing? We do so many things for the money. It's so deeply built into our culture that it takes a real effort to realize it's the reason behind so many of our actions. But what if you had so much…
  • How will this game end?

    Derek Sivers
    5 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You might have heard this one before. If not, pay attention. It’s a good one. Imagine I announce I am going to sell a $100 bill by auction, and the bidding starts at only $1. The only rule of the game is this: if you are the 2nd-highest bidder, you still have to pay what you bid, but you don’t get the $100 bill. Of course I get some bids for $1, $2, $3. Why not? Hey - a chance to get $100 for $3! The bids keep coming in. By $51 I’m happy - I’m going to profit now. Once they get to $90, there’s less enthusiasm, but reason to stay in. Once they get to $99, though, the person offering…
  • Imitate. We are imperfect mirrors.

    Derek Sivers
    1 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You know that song you love, that you wish you wrote? Copy it. You know that existing business, that you wish you had thought of? Copy it. Why? Because humans are imperfect mirrors. Like a funhouse mirror that distorts what it reflects, even if you try to imitate something, it will turn out much different than the original. Maybe better. When a musician covers someone else's song, they clearly reveal their own warped perspective, since we know what the original looks (sounds) like. Because of this, a cover song is actually a great way to define who you are as an artist. When a musician writes…
  • Understanding Indonesia

    Derek Sivers
    20 Jan 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This essay is by Daniel Ziv, who has worked in Indonesia for 14 years as a journalist, editor, and now filmmaker. He wrote the bestselling book “Jakarta Inside Out” and directed the award-winning new documentary film JALANAN, about the lives of three Jakarta street musicians. This is the first chapter of my new Indonesia 2014 book. Indonesia is the world’s 4th biggest country by population, but is still a work in progress - a beta version. Indonesia 1.0 began in 1945, when they gained independence from the Dutch and became a country. Suddenly, 17,000 islands, 300 ethnic groups and 700…
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    DJ White Hawk

  • 12 Helpful Tips For A DJ Beginner

    DJ White Hawk
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:12 pm
      Is this going to be your first gig? You’re going to do your first gig in a couple of weeks or so, and you’ve got a bunch of tracks all lined up. You know that you need to play based upon how the crowd feels, and all that jive. But, beyond that, there isn’t(...) The post 12 Helpful Tips For A DJ Beginner appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Best Deep House 2014 List | Soulful House

    DJ White Hawk
    14 Mar 2014 | 3:14 pm
    The ‘Best Deep House 2014 List’ consists of deep house, soulful house and disco house tracks. Updates till the end of the year on a monthly basis, so check back! I’m trying to help you find some good tunes if you’re a deep house DJ. This playlist is limited, but that’s what I would recommend.(...) The post Best Deep House 2014 List | Soulful House appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Best Hip Hop And RnB Songs 2014

    DJ White Hawk
    2 Mar 2014 | 2:11 pm
      A good list of the best Hip Hop and RnB Songs 2014 being added on monthly updates. Specially selected for the hip hop or urban club style DJs or parties. And also you’ll find some rap songs too. Pleased be warned that a lot of these tracks are explicit. Right, the playlist starts from here:  (...) The post Best Hip Hop And RnB Songs 2014 appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Top Alternative Rock Songs 2014 | Modern Rock

    DJ White Hawk
    3 Feb 2014 | 1:56 am
      The Top Alternative Rock Songs 2014 by DJ W.H. lists some of the best of modern rock of 2014 and updates monthly, so check back. Some new alt rock bands showed up. This is also in the indie rock genre. So let’s get on with it. Image courtesy of Dan /   Top(...) The post Top Alternative Rock Songs 2014 | Modern Rock appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Top Latin Songs 2014 Playlist

    DJ White Hawk
    21 Jan 2014 | 3:20 pm
      The Top Latin Songs 2014 playlist updates monthly. It’s basically in the Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton and Bachata scene. Latin music is a popular genre in the music industry, it usually refers to the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions of Latin America. Okay, let’s get on the playlist!    Image courtesy of jscreationzs / Top Latin Songs 2014 Playlist: 1 Katherine(...) The post Top Latin Songs 2014 Playlist appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
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  • Los Hermanos Colón – Como Veran

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    Ray Fuentes, Francis Rodriguez, Jr. Dejesus Piano Miguel “El Surdo” Rodriguez Trumpets Angel Talaveras, Wilfredo De La Torre Baritone sax Angel “Cuqui” Lebron Trombone Louie Arona Bass Ernie Acevedo, Eric Ortiz Congas Carlito Soto Congas, bongo, bell, quinto Carly Maldonado Percussion Luis “Campana” Hernandez, Edwin Gomez, Nelson “Aceite” Roman Bongo, bell Erik Piza Timbales Jesus “Chuti” Serrano Güiro, maracas David “Angel” Ayala Lead guitar Marcos Colón Lead vocals Herman Colón, Freddy Colón, Marcos Colón, Ernie…
  • The Day Salsa Died and was ReBorn Again..

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:16 pm
    The Day Salsa Died and was ReBorn Again.. Today , the fourteen day of April in the year 2014, Cheo Feliciano tragically died from a horrible car accident. According to reports from San Juan Puerto Rico he died on his way home at 4:13 am.. I won’t say a Legend in the Music Industry, or a great artist has passed on, not even a Musician, I will simply say, a loving family member has passed on. This is how Cheo, ALWAYS referred, to his friends and fans, FAMILIA ! Ever since his debut in 1957with Joe Cuba, Cheo has been a favorite of Salsa music lovers. A pioneer in latin music from the very…
  • Frankie Morales & Adalberto Santiago in ZONA Rosa

    12 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Adalberto Santiago con Frankie Morales en ZONA Rosa Two HeavyWeights when it comes to heavy Salsa Music.. Tito Puente’s last lead singer Mr Mambo himself Frankie Morales has been fronting BIG bands and also his own group with dynamic “Pa’l Bailador” style music. Frankie brings it all when it comes to Salsa Music. This is one of those few singers that rocks the house with any style of Salsa Music. Along with Frankie will be none other than Adalberto Santiago, one of Ray Barretto’s original singer and a Fania Music alumni. Adalberto’s has been the forefront…
  • Adalberto Santiago con Frankie Morales en ZONA Rosa

    12 Apr 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Adalberto Santiago con Frankie Morales en ZONA Rosa Two HeavyWeights when it comes to heavy Salsa Music.. Tito Puente’s last lead singer Mr Mambo himself Frankie Morales has been fronting BIG bands and also his own group with dynamic “Pa’l Bailador” style music. Frankie brings it all when it comes to Salsa Music. This is one of those few singers that rocks the house with any style of Salsa Music. Along with Frankie will be known other than Adalberto Santiago, one of Ray Barretto’s original singer and a Fania alumni. Adalberto’s has been the forefront of an…
  • ANDY MONTAñEZ @ Hilton GARDEN Inn NY- April 19th, 2014

    23 Mar 2014 | 9:15 am
    Montañez is a native of the Tras Talleres area of Santurce, San Juan. He is known by the nicknames “El Godfather de la Salsa” and “El Niño De Trastalleres”. DOCO Entertainment brings to you one of Salsa Music’s Icon, Andy Montanez. This veteran singer, since his beginnings with El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, has been dazzlings dancers with his lyrics and his voice. Much sought after and rare to see in person is Andy Montanez, traveling the world over wherever Salsa Music is heard… Andy has a string of HITs to numerous to mentioned, but he never fails to…
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    The Round Table Online

  • Recap: NBC The Voice Season 6 – Final Night of Playoffs + Videos

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Last night on NBC The Voice Season 6, The Playoff Rounds concluded with the final night of performances as contestants on Usher’s team had one last chance to prove why they’re meant to advance to the live shows as part of his team While there weren’t too many surprises during the one-hour show, there were a few underwhelming performances by some of the early favorites. See below for individual contestant recaps, performance videos, and the final verdict from Usher. Team Usher: TJ Wilkins - the modern day soul singer took a page out of his idol Stevie Wonder’s book to…
  • Recap: NBC The Voice Season 6 – Playoffs Night 2 + Videos

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
    Last night on NBC The Voice Season 6, The Playoff Rounds continued with the second night of competition as contestants had one last chance to prove to their respective coach why they should advance to the live shows. The two hour show brought us performances from remaining artists on both Shakira’s and Adam’s respective teams. While there weren’t too many surprises on the night, there were some underwhelming performances by some of the early favorites. See below for individual contestant recaps, performance videos, and the final verdicts from Shakira and Adam Levine. Team…
  • Robyn and Röyksopp Announce Do It Again Album and Release “Monument” Snippet

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    This news will easily be the best start to your Monday! Röyksopp and Robyn have announced the release of the Do It Again mini album, set for release on May 26th, 2014. To get you pumped, they’ve released a snippet of a new song “Monument,” the first-track from the album (embedded below). Röyksopp and Robyn are set to embark on their highly anticipated “Do It Again” tour this summer in Spain at the Sonar Festival on June 13th and includes stops in the U.S. at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on June 29th and at Pier 97 in NYC on August 20th. Full list of dates,…
  • Free Music: Belanger Mixes “Calico” with Rihanna “What’s My Name?” Featuring Drake + #MP3

    13 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    New York based producer Belanger has dropped the official remix to “Calico,” his lead single for 2014, and we’re totally obsessed. For the remix, Belanger blends his instrumental track full of atmospheric synths, dreamy piano chords, and staccato drums against a backdrop of Rihanna’s hit “What’s My Name?” featuring Drake. Get your first listen to Belanger’s “Calico Remix” below then grab a free mp3 download here.
  • Cover of the Week: Ellie Goulding “All I Want” (Kodaline Cover)

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    credit: Ellie Goulding Instagram Singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding took a break from her pulsating electro-pop anthems to post an incredible cover of “All I Want,” a tender ballad by Irish band Kodaline. This is just one of many stripped down covers Goulding has posted over the years, but this one is simply stunning as her vocals are featured with little more than an acoustic guitar and a violin. Get your first listen to Ellie Goulding covering “All I Want” by Kodaline below — then check out the original version here.
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  • DJ Hotsauce PULS Radio Mix (April)

    DJ Hotsauce
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    It is 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
  • Red Bull Sound Select ATL 4/20 Edition

    DJ Hotsauce
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    Red Bull Sound Select ATL is back this Sunday, April 20th with another special edition. This time featuring $2 Fabo, Two-9, Scotty ATL, Goldyard and headlining is none other then Trinidad James himself. The whole thing is going this Sunday at the Masquerade. To RSVP for this exclusive event simply head here.
  • Re-cap: Red Bull Sound Select ATL presents Rittz

    DJ Jelly
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:14 am
    I’ve witness a lot in my 22 years of living in Atlanta and as soon as things seem to become boring a spark of  excitement always seem to happens. Red Bull has implemented an artist program here in Atlanta that showcases unheard and new talent. A perfect situation that adds to the plethora of musical outlets in the Motown of the south. I’ve been put in a very fortunate position as one of the few curators for Atlanta’s Sound Select program. Three weeks ago was my first show of the year live at the Drunken Unicorn and it was amazing! The shows musical line up ranged from rock…
  • DJ Hotsauce PULS Radio Mix (March)

    DJ Hotsauce
    17 Mar 2014 | 2:42 am
    Back again with another episode of my monthly 2 hour radio mix show for German station PULS. Stream the whole show below and tune in live every first Saturday of each month at 10 pm at
  • Red Bull Sound Select ATL: Rittz

    DJ Hotsauce
    19 Feb 2014 | 2:38 am
    Red Bull is presenting another episode of their Sound Select series tomorrow night in the ATL. As always this one has also been curated by DJ Jelly. Performing will be newcomers Two-9 and Baby Baby alongside the headliner Rittz. The whole thing is going down at the Drunken Unicorn tomorrow night, February 20th. To get in and enjoy some fine southern rap music you simply need to RSVP here.
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  • The 6 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Lykke Li, Lana Del Rey

    Jillian Mapes
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    As much as I secretly love the Pharrell-Johnny Marr-Hans Zimmer salute to Celine Dion, otherwise known as their Amazing Spider-Man 2 song, there’s better stuff for your ears this week. Some options: Lykke Li — “Gunshot” Holy Phil Collins, the new Lykke Li album (out May 6) sure seems promising. Her vocals remind me of Robyn in places here, and overall, the song’s more in line with glossy pop heartbreak ballads from the late ’80s/early ’90s than Li’s other (darker) previews of I Never Learn. – Lana Del Rey — “West Coast” The…
  • The Future of Music Festivals: 5 Experts on Drugs, Young People, and an Overcrowded Landscape

    Jillian Mapes
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Music festivals. How could an innocuous phrase that essentially boils down to “a collection of concerts” inspire such polarizing opinions in music fans? Much of what differentiates festival culture from show-going culture has little to do with the music itself. Live music remains one of the few communal experiences in our digitally-minded world. What the rise of national music festivals has shown us is that we have different views about what constitutes ideal conditions for a shared musical experience. It’s a “duh” kind of statement, but go to a festival — any festival — and…
  • Why Is Prince Getting Back Into Bed With Warner Brothers?

    Tom Hawking
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Hell must be freezing over, and the sun will probably rise in the west tomorrow, because this morning brought news of the single most unlikely thing in the world (or the music industry, at least): Prince has re-signed with Warner Bros. I say “re-signed” because, remember, Warner is the same company that so infuriated His Purpleness in the 1990s that he took to scrawling “SLAVE” on his face when he appeared in public, and pioneered the legally adventurous move of changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol in an attempt to extricate himself from his record contract.
  • “My Girls Rock Chanel and Smoke Mad Marijuana”: A Girl-Stoner 4/20 Playlist

    Judy Berman
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    Friends, the holiday weekend is upon us. By that I mean Easter, sure, but also 4/20 — a silly, unnecessary occasion that tends to attract and evoke the very stupidest, most cliché elements of stoner culture. But hey, it’s also a great excuse to make a playlist. In this case, inspired by both The Cut’s excellent lady-tokers-on-film supercut and the appallingly poor representation of women on these types of lists, it’s a collection of stoner anthems and weed shout-outs by female artists (and female-fronted bands). Because in these post-Broad City times, none of us…
  • Record Store Day’s Oddest Releases: the Good, the Bad, and the Huh?

    Moze Halperin
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Record Store Day will be upon us this Saturday (April 19), and with it we await the glorious multitudes of limited-edition exclusive releases that’ll be sure to leave people in a blissful music-coma for days following. Serious vinyl fans likely read various publications’ guides to Record Store Day releases to anticipate: rarities to cherish (like the hard-to-find Joy Division debut), reissued classics, and indie treasures. Here we thought we’d do something a little different, presenting, rather, the utterly unexpected. Indeed, here you’ll find both…
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  • Mel's Weekly Top 20 - March 23, 2014

    Melvin AhChing
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:50 am
    Mel's Weekly Top 20Week of March 23, 2014.This WeekTitleArtistLast Week1 Says She Loves Me (2nd Week @ #1!) Aer 12 All Of Me John Legend 43 Dark Horse [feat. Juicy J] Katy Perry 34 "Happy (From ""Despicable Me 2"")" Pharrell Williams 95 Sleeping With a Friend Neon Trees 26 Turn It Around Lucius 67 Coming of Age Foster the People 78 Hey Brother Avicii 59 Timber (feat. Ke$ha) Pitbull 1210 Magic Coldplay 1511 Are You Listening Kopecky Family Band 1312 Best Day of My Life American Authors 2013 Taxi Dancer Dengue Fever 1414 Young Heart Blondfire 1715 Cardiac Arrest Bad Suns 816 Say Something…
  • Mel's Weekly Top 20 - March 16, 2014.

    Melvin AhChing
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Mel's Weekly Top 20Week of March 16, 2014.This WeekTitleArtistLast Week1 Says She Loves Me Aer 32 Sleeping With a Friend Neon Trees 13 Dark Horse [feat. Juicy J] Katy Perry 54 All Of Me John Legend 85 Hey Brother Avicii 46 Turn It Around Lucius 77 Coming of Age Foster the People 28 Cardiac Arrest Bad Suns 69 "Happy (From ""Despicable Me 2"")" Pharrell Williams 1810 Say Something [feat. Christina Aguilera] A Great Big World 1011 The Giving Tree Plain White T's 1212 Timber (feat. Ke$ha) Pitbull 913 Are You Listening Kopecky Family Band 1614 Taxi Dancer Dengue Fever 1715 Magic Coldplay 1916 Stay…
  • Flashback Friday: The Hollies

    Melvin AhChing
    14 Mar 2014 | 6:49 am
    FLASHBACK FRIDAY - The HolliesThe Air That I Breathe & moreThis week our Flashback Friday spotlight is on The Hollies, a British group that has entertained the public since the mid 1960s. They were part of the original British Invasion of music groups that burned up the charts in the mid 60s along with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dave Clark Five and others.The Hollies are well known for several chart hits, of which the top 10 I have posted here. My favorite Hollies song of all time is "The Air That I Breathe", a 4 minute long opus written by singer / songwriter Albert Hammond who had…
  • Flashback Friday: The Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)

    Melvin AhChing
    7 Mar 2014 | 6:45 am
    FLASHBACK FRIDAY on Mel's Internet Universe Music BlogOne of my favorite rock n roll songs of the sixties belong to The Bobby Fuller Four. Released as a single in December 1965, "I Fought the Law" climbed to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966. The song is a cover recorded by Bobby Fuller of a song first published by The Crickets, Buddy Holly's old group, in 1958 shortly after Holly died."I Fought the Law" was the biggest hit the Bobby Fuller Four ever had because a few months later Bobby Fuller himself was found dead in a garage after an apparent suicide.The song has been covered many times,…
  • Flashback Friday: Bruddah IZ "Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World"

    Melvin AhChing
    28 Feb 2014 | 7:16 am
    FLASHBACK FRIDAY @ Mel's Internet Music Universe BlogOne of the most beautiful songs to ever come out of Hawaii, this is Israel Kamakawiwoʻole's (Bruddah IZ) is a medley of the classic Judy Garland track "Over the Rainbow" and Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World."According to the Wikipedia this song was recorded in one take in 1988 and was included in IZ's album Facing Future that was released in 1993. The song eventually received international acclaim, airplay and recognition after being featured in several movies including Meet Joe Black, Finding Forrester and 50 First Dates.IZ died…
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  • British Urban Film Festival unveils new line-up of script judges for BUFF 2014

    British Urban Film Festival
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:35 am
    The British Urban Film Festival can announce today that the climax to this year’s live script reading competition will take place once again at Channel 4 headquarters on Thursday 4 September. The event will be presented by actress and TV presenter Shereen Miranda who presided over the inaugural event last year. The British Urban Film Festival can also announce the 5 script judges who will be presiding over this year’s competition entries from which 3 will be shortlisted. They are Fiona Lamptey from Film4/FruitTree Media, Enrico Tessarin from Pinch Media, Gemma Lloyd from Actup Courses,…
  • Nieman Marcus - 419 To The 662 Mixtape

    Artist Notice
    29 Mar 2014 | 9:26 am
    +Nieman Marcus releases new mix-tape titled "419 To The 662." With various unsigned artist from Lima, Ohio, Cleveland, Mississippi, Michigan, Oklahoma, and more. +iTunesPlus4u is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection. Become a fan of the iTunes and App Store pages on Facebook for exclusive offers, the inside scoop on new apps and more. (CLICK HERE) To Download Or Stream Full Album Related articles Most Slept On Mixtape Review Gansta Marcus Incentives The R&B Mixtape Gansta Marcus - Get Right Mixtape
  • Draztik - Thats A Bad Bi**h Remix

    Artist Notice
    29 Mar 2014 | 9:14 am
    Lima, Ohio's Draztik Da Boss new track "Bad Bitch" features rap artist Niman Marcus. This is a hot track worthy of downloading. Some of the lyrics by Nieman Marcus who kicks off the track go: I got this feeling on my chest, she wonna roll with the best. Imma throw her in the car and turn her life away from wrecked. She ain't living in the streets, she laying alone in the bed, wishing that she had a thug, someone to manage all her bread. These two Lima, Ohio natives release their freshman track together titled "Bad Bitch Remix" Draztik Da Boss and rapper Nieman Marcus formally known as Gansta…
  • Happy – Piano cover version (Pharrell Williams song)

    Ugo Onwutalu
    22 Mar 2014 | 1:30 am
    It’s been a while since I uploaded any songs performed.  Pharrell Williams’ song ‘Happy’ was one that caught my attention when it was released and I’d been meaning to do a tutorial but (such is life) other priorities got in the way. When the time finally came last night, I had a few listens but then, it got late and with me ready to nod off, I decided it would be quicker just to play the thing and leave a tutorial for another day. So here it is below. Ugo Onwutalu Founder, GMW & Grade Music TV
  • Learn the Four Ways to Supercharge Your Songwriting Here

    Ugo Onwutalu
    14 Mar 2014 | 8:42 am
    Many people think they have what it takes to write a chart-topping tune. However there are certain rules and conventions that must be followed if success is to follow. Our guest writer, Brynn Alexander has kindly offered to share her insights into crafting a top song here: Use these tips and watch your results skyrocket! Regards Grade Music World
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    Hollywood Music Magazine

  • Behemoth, 1349, and Goatwhore – Denver, Co

    Matthew Zinke
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Wow, what a show! A perfect mix of various metals torched Denver’s Gothic Theater last week. Goatwhore was energetic, fast paced and in your face. 1349 brought the face painted grim black metal, I actually enjoyed their set a lot more than the last time I saw them come threw.  Not sure if it was the sound being better or if my metal taste is evolving. On to Behemoth, wow do I enjoy preforming live. They started out the set with the newest hit “Blow your Trumpets Gabriel” and the ...
  • Bre Kennedy – Indie Artist

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Bre Kennedy is sassy. She’s got songs that make you move and songs that are perfect for a good girls’ night. She even has songs that pierce your soul. Like my usual favorite female artists, Bre stands for something. Bre’s sister took her own life at 23 while on a road trip through New Mexico last year. In response to her emotions, Bre wrote “She’s Falling,” her current single on iTunes. This song is beautiful and speaks so much hope. Bre has always dreamt of music. Her father was a music teacher and ...

    Editing Admin
    28 Feb 2014 | 3:10 pm
    We are super stoked to announce the Groovey.TV production of The Princess by Jonathan Tiersten and Ten Tiers Ft. Mitch Dezwarte Directed by Mel Haynes, Jr
  • Amon Amarth, Skeletonwitch and Enslaved at Summit Music Hall

    Matthew Zinke
    17 Feb 2014 | 2:01 pm
    It’s been a while sense I’ve seen Denver’s Summit Music Hall sold out. If there was gonna be a show to do it Amon Amarth, Skeletonwitch and Enslaved would definitely be the one. All of the bands came out swinging and laid down a good mix of metal favorites. Photos by Matthew Zinke of Matthewknowsphotos 
  • Barren Womb’s New Lyric Video for “Kill Hicks”

    Editing Admin
    11 Feb 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Seattle based indie label Spartan Records is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian hardcore band Barren Womb and the upcoming release of their debut full-length album, The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken, on March 11th .
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    The Daily Swarm

  • So Greg Dulli and Joseph Arthur Did a Podcast And...

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    Via Soundcloud: Signed to Peter Gabriel’s record label in 1997, Joseph Arthur is a singer, songwriter, poet, and artist from Akron, OH. He has toured the world with shows filled with a mixture of live painting, music, and spoken word poetry. Joseph has released over 20 albums, ranging from solo records to collaborations with Dhani Harrison and Ben Harper of Fistful of Mercy, and RNDM with Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament. He has collaborated with Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Michael Stipe and Coldplay, to name but a few. His latest releases are The Ballad of Boogie Christ Acts 1 & 2, part of a planned…
  • Video Games Are the New Music Video...

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    From Billboard Biz: When “Move That Dope,” the latest single from Epic Records rapper Future, was released in March, its drug-chase music video got big play on YouTube and Vevo. But Epic’s real marketing coup was a retro-styled Internet video game that put players behind the wheel of a car, a la “Grand Theft Auto,” and challenged them to move their own dope while evading the police. Read and comment. From
  • Listen: Michael Jackson, 'Xscape'...

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Hey, check out this title track off of MJ’s his first posthumous album. It’s called, “Xscape,” and it’s produced by Rodney Jerkins. Via Ambrosia for Heads: Read and comment. From
  • Lady Gaga Fans Are Complete Psychos...

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:17 pm
    The terms “little monsters” has never been more true after Noisey writer Kat George penned an opinion piece about why Lady Gaga is no longer relevant. Yikes! Anyway, it’s been almost a full week since I published what I thought was a well-reasoned, thoughtful discussion about why Lady Gaga is struggling with the quality of her work, and the hatorade is still being poured down my back. From the reactions, I may as well have held the article above my head, said, “This is the Bible,” and just let humanity have at it, because people WANT BLOOD. It’s some Crusades level shit up…
  • Outside Lands 2014 Lineup Announced!!!

    8 Apr 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The wait is finally over – the lineup for the 2014 edition of Outside Lands has been announced. Tom Petty and Kanye West will headline the event with The Killers, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Tiësto, and Arctic Monkeys joining the festivities. Via Rolling Stone: Outside Lands’ supporting lineup is equally impressive this year, featuring an array of artists including Death Cab for Cutie, the Flaming Lips, Disclosure, Ray LaMontagne, Kacey Musgraves, Spoon, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tegan & Sara, Haim, Chromeo, Duck Sauce, Cut Copy, Atmosphere, Lykke Li, Capital Cities, Ben Howard,…
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • India to Recognize Third Gender

    Sarah Jakubowski
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 22:32 p.m. DST, 19 April 2014 INDIA – A decision was made on 15 April 2013 in favor of the 3 million Indians who are transgender. On legal forms, there is now a third category marked either “transgender” or “other.” The Indian constitution orders against gender discrimination and more […]
  • White Supremacist Targets Jewish Community Facilities, Kills Three Christians

    Michael Ransom
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 22:40 p.m. DST, 15 April 2014 OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — So often, hatred is crippling. On Sunday, hatred was blinding in Kansas City. On a mission to incite terror and assail Jewish community buildings, Frazier Glenn Cross killed anyone and everyone in his reach.  Cross, who also went by […]
  • Malala Yousafzai Continues Activism Two Years After Assassination Attempt

    Sarah Jakubowski
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:30  p.m. DST, 15 April 2014 INTERNATIONAL – On October of 2012, 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot for speaking up about women’s rights to education. As an inside correspondent with BBC, subject of two documentaries and frequent guest in newsrooms, Yousafazai was becoming the poster child […]
  • Senate Sidesteps Wage Equality Issue

    Michael Ransom
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 13:02 p.m. DST, 15 April 2014 WASHINGTON, DC–The votes have been cast. The message is clear. Collectively, the United States does not yet prioritize wage equality between men and women. On Wednesday, Senate members voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing more safeguards against pay discrimination. Currently, […]
  • Sporting News: Saudi Women May Soon See Athletic Opportunities

    Michael Ransom
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 21:36 p.m. DST, 10 April 2014 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Progress towards greater gender equality continues in Saudi Arabia. Last year, King Abdullah allowed the addition of physical education programs in private schools. 2012 saw the first Saudi female athletes competing in Olympic games. And now, the Shura Council […]
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  • Music Review of RESONANCE LOVE by Molice from Japan

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Band: Molice Title: RESONANCE LOVE Year: 2014 Label: Velour Voice From Molice with RESONANCE LOVE RESONANCE LOVE is the latest musical offering from Molice, a female fronted three piece band from Japan. Formed in 2008, Molice are Yuzuru who works the guitar,  Takashi who pounds the drums and Rinko who handles guitar and vocals. This is a FAN-BO (think Japanese Kickstarter) project that is directly sponsored by the fans of Molice worldwide. Full disclosure: RiceburnerFM kicked in a few yen. RESONANCE LOVE is the fourth album from Molice and the title is likely to be a homage to their the…
  • Live Music Review: The Girl – Bon Voyage Festival, Onomichi City, Japan. 07/09/2013

    11 Oct 2013 | 6:54 pm
    Live Music Review: The Girl – Bon Voyage Festival, Onomichi City, Japan. 07/09/2013 A guest post by Paul Spicer Despite Hiroshima being a major prefecture, it can sometimes be a bit of a ‘live music Twilight Zone’. Kind of sleepy and a little bit random! As you can imagine, this is quite frustrating. Colleagues and friends wax-lyrical about certain bands but, unless you trek up to Osaka or Tokyo, the chance to see a wide variety of live music is pretty minimal. However, this evening is different, as one of Tokyo’s most exciting outfits have ventured south for a gig in Onomichi. The…
  • Music Interview with The Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass from Japan

    9 May 2013 | 5:41 pm
    The Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass are Yumi Uchizono on Guitar and Lead Vocals, Miki Uchizono on Bass and Vocals and Kei Sofue on Drums and Vocals. They started playing together in 2005 and began developing both their bluesy punk sound and a loyal following in the U.S. and their native Japan. They were kind enough to answers some questions. RiceburnerFM: Describe the Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass’ creative process. Who does what and how is a song created? Your lead singer Yumi’s voice is noticeably deeper than most female singers today, how does her vocals effect the Akabane…
  • Music Interview with G-YUNcoSANDY of TRIAMPERSANDY from Japan

    9 May 2013 | 5:38 pm
    TRIAMPERSANDY formed in 2011 as part of a G-YUN solo project. The band is made up with former members of GOLLBETTY and ketchup mania, G-YUN aka G-YUNcoSANDY on Vocals, MISSY on Guitar, HIDE on Guitar, Ryo-Hey on Bass and Keyboard and WANI on Drums. Together as TRIAMPERSANDY, they make music with a catchy pop-punk sound. G-YUN was kind enough to represent the band and answer some questions via email. RiceburnerFM: Take us step by step through Triampersandy’s creative process. Who does what and how is a song created? TRIAMPERSANDY: G-Yun: Our song creation process is varied. The number 1 way…
  • Congradulations to JOANovARC for the terrific Music Review by Andrew W.K.!

    17 Feb 2013 | 7:35 pm
    From Kerrang Magazine February 2013 issue: The backstory: RiceburnerFM recently retweeted this tweet: RT @jamesjammcmahon: Kerrang! need new bands to send us demos for a new feature. By Friday 11/1. Mark them for my attention, 189 Shaftsbury Ave, WC2H 8JG. RT Original Tweet: Then RBFM followed up with an email to bands that have been in contact with RBFM over the past few years, just in case any of the bands missed the tweet. JOANovARC, already well known and popular in their native England, received the email and got their CD out…
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    Evigshed Mag

  • Sunday Evigshed Interactive Crossword April 20, 2014

    Sylvie Lesas
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Sunday Interactive Crossword is here. Today, general culture, music, film, and more. Time to challenge yourself and have a good time. Solve it online on the website or print here.  As usual, all topics are here. It ‘s free. Sunday Evigshed Interactive Crossword features are as follow : Printable PDF Link  (here) Timer Save Solution Reveal (word or letter)
  • Neon Trees Pop Psychology Album Review

    Sylvie Lesas
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
    Neon Trees release this week their third studio album Pop Psychology. Follow-up to 2012′s Picture Show, the collection of songs is an appealing modern blend of 90s pop, new wave influenced and a rock & roll infectious energy with a retro feel and a depth meaning in the lyrics. The record is charged with playful sounds and anthem summer hit songs such as the sunny Love in the 21st Century or I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends).  Musically, at first seconds there is a change. The sonic atmospheric is totally different. The music speaks for itself. It is without a doubt, their most…
  • First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler to Guest Star on Nashville

    Sylvie Lesas
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler will appear as themselves on Nashville Wednesday, May 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. “All or Nothing with Me” – Rayna organizes a charity concert at Fort Campbell after finding out Luke has been injured in Afghanistan, forcing him to cut his tour short. Deacon and Maddie are brought closer together as they chart a new course for their future. Teddy is beginning to feel like his family is slipping further and further away from him. Juliette is racked with guilt knowing that her back is against the wall after Jeff…
  • Jackie Venson Releases Haunting Video for Folk track Wickersham Lane

    Sylvie Lesas
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    Singer-songwriter-pianist-guitar virtuoso Jackie Venson celebrates the continued ascent of her “Truth In Music” series with the release of the mind-boggling video for her ominous yet insanely catchy folk inspired tune “Wickersham Lane.” The video depicts the singer and her guitar in a strange plethora of locations and ends with Venson and companions dragging a female body and shovels. Between the mystery the video leaves the viewer with and the track’s hooky chorus, the “replay” button will surely be used aggressively for this “Truth in…
  • Tantric Announces More Tour Dates

    Sylvie Lesas
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Louisville-based eclectic rock act Tantric are announcing more tour dates that kick off on May 3rd in Indianapolis, IN at The Vogue Theatre. The tour is in continued support of Tantric’s fifth studio album entitled ‘37 Channels‘ released via Pavement Entertainment. The album sees Tantric returning to form from their previous album “Mind Control” while incorporating new elements and special guests ranging from Shooter Jennings and members of Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Saving Abel and Uncle Kracker. Also featured on the record is Leif Garrett who recorded guest vocals…
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: VA – Faux Real (Record Store Day 2014 Release)

    Matthew Hickey
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    As much as I love Record Store Day, I’m also starting to realize just how non-essential most of the releases are. Let’s face it, with a few notable exceptions every year, most of the releases collect dust on your shelf and rarely get played. And of the best releases I’ve scored, many prove to be not all that limited (most releases with a production of 5,000 or more copies will probably still be on the shelf at the store the following week). There are, however, a few releases every year that hit that sweet spot where they are both playable and collectible. The Faux Real…
  • Single Serving: It Looks Sad. – Radical

    Josh Henderson
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    With a name like It Looks Sad. you almost expect an opening line like the one heard in ‘Radical,’ which concerns itself with trying to get some sleep on a deathbed. But amidst the darkness of singer Jimmy Turner’s lyrics and claim of their moniker, there’s a shimmery tone and calmness of delivery that paints a much brighter picture. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, the band recently signed with indie label Tiny Engines, and after getting a taste of the post-punk infused guitar rock of ‘Radical,’ I can’t wait to hear more. Tiny Engines will…
  • Single Serving: Lazyeyes – Lazyeyes EP

    David LaBarge
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    I often wonder just what it is within my brain chemistry or deoxyribonucleic acid that predisposes me to the varied types of music I hold most dear. Perhaps I’m being too scientific about it; rarely does one hear, ‘that song speaks to my DNA.’ So if science has little or nothing to do with it, which segment of my soul is it that gives me a predilection towards that which I love instead? I’d be grateful to know the answers to these questions, but for now I’m content to wave aside the analytics and just let the music affect me however it will. And in the case of…
  • Single Serving: WL – Nothing Anymore (demo)

    Matthew Hickey
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Portland-based trio WL have flown under the radar for long enough now, but something tells me that’s gonna change soon. Take a listen to the demo for their slow burning shoegaze jam “Nothing Anymore” for an idea of what they’re brewing up. There’s a hazy vibe, smoky female crooning, and a tumbling surf-rock inspired rhythm. They have my attention. Credit where it’s due: I discovered this one courtesy of our friend Greg from Pro Fans. If you’re in the Bay Area you can catch them in Oakland at Night Light on April 20.
  • Single Serving: The Bones of J.R. Jones – Good Friend Of Mine

    Matthew Hickey
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    The latest bluesy jam from our friend J. R. Linaberry, a.k.a. The Bones of J.R. Jones, kicks with some serious stomp. Led by a frentic riff, a bounding bass, and handclaps for days and days, it’s pure fire. It’s the first single off his new LP Dark was the Yearling which will see a release sooner than later. You can like him on Facebook if you’re so inclined.
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    Music Scene Investigation

  • MSI: Episode 153 – Rob Puricelli

    MSI Lab Tech
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    This is episode 153 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was Rob Puricelli, music journalist and audio engineer.
  • Song of the Week for 04-13-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    This is episode 153 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was Rob Puricelli, music journalist and audio engineer. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Steppin' Dynamite by Electric Shovel 2. Crazy Love by SKBees 3. Once Upon A Time by Vipership
  • MSI:Hitlist Winner April 2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
    This is the April 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. Apri 2014. The artists appearing on this months Hitlist are: Brittany Bexton, 13, Chasing Creation, Zallen, Milena Tomic.
  • MSI: Episode 152 – James Anderson

    MSI Lab Tech
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:24 pm
    This is episode 152 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was James Anderson, audio engineer with Big Fish Media.
  • Song of the Week for 04-06-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:23 pm
    This is episode 152 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was James Anderson, audio engineer with Big Fish Media. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. So In To You by Darren Parry 2. Gunwales by The Man In Washington 3. Stranger Candy by Twistsak
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  • Happy Easter From THE FIRE WIRE

    Larry Fire
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    I hope you are all enjoying the holiday and spending quality time with family today. For your viewing pleasure, I thought I would post some fun pop-culture inspired Easter Eggs. Perhaps these will inspire you to create your own? If so, please send me pictures of your creations.
  • Gentle Giant Announces The Darth Vader Life Size Vintage Monument

    Larry Fire
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the latest addition to their line of popular life-sized monuments with the life-sized Kenner-inspired Darth Vader Monument ($2,600)! Digitally scanned from an authentic mint-condition 3 ¾” action figure and reproduced to a staggering sic feet tall, this fully articulated monument also includes an authentic extending lightsaber, and re-scaled vinyl cape! A stunning centerpiece for any true collector’s display, this limited edition hand-painted monument includes a matching certificate of authenticity.
  • Prince Signs Deal With Warner Bros., New Album Due This Year Plus A Digitally Remastered Deluxe Version of Purple Rain

    Larry Fire
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Prince announced Friday he has signed a new deal with his first record label, Warner Bros., that will see his most-famous work remastered, reissued and augmented by unheard material from his vaults. Warner Bros. will give Prince the rights to the masters of his back catalog with the label, which stretches from his 1978 debut album “For You” through 1996′s “Chaos and Disorder” and includes all of his best-known works, including “1999,” “Purple Rain,” “Sign ‘o’ the Times” and “Diamonds and Pearls.” Warner…
  • Darwyn Cooke’s Batman Beyond

    Larry Fire
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Warner Bros. has debuted a new Batman-themed animated short celebrating the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary. Directed by artist Darwyn Cooke, the short takes place in the fan-favorite world of “Batman Beyond” and features the return of cast members Kevin Conroy and Will Friedle to the characters they voiced in the 1999 series.
  • Hero Complex Gallery Will Be In Booth # 101 At WonderCon This Weekend

    Larry Fire
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    Hero Complex Gallery will be in Booth # 101 at WonderCon in Anaheim all weekend. Please visit them and see all the new and archived prints they will be showcasing at the convention! Featured artists include Craig Drake, Dan Mumford, Harlan Elam, Khoa Ho, Patrick Connan and Paul Shipper! If you can’t visit the convention, you can order the art online HERE.  
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    Go Metric

  • The Other Night at Quinn’s – Something Else #1

    Go Metric
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm
    By Mike Faloon | Photos by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh / Studio MBK Temperatures are going up. Buildings are coming down. Change is everywhere tonight. The air is thick with the stuff. I welcome most of it, but they’ve changed the format...
  • Friday Night Reading, Book Show, LA

    Go Metric
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Jim Ruland always puts together a great bill. More info at Vermin on the Mount.
  • Wednesday Night, UC Channel Islands

    Go Metric
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:18 pm
    What, you're going to be in Camarillo, CA this Wednesday? Me, too. Swing by. It's going to be a great event! More info at Razorcake.
  • The Other Night at Quinn’s — Jason Kao Hwang & Satoshi Takeishi

    Go Metric
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    By Mike Faloon | Photos by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh / Studio MBK Elapsed time – 0:00 James Keepnews, resident diplomat, steps to the stage and introduces the musicians, Jason Kao Hwang (violin, viola, electronics) and Satoshi Takeishi (drums, electronics). Unlike most...
  • Weird Scenes

    Go Metric
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:21 pm
    by Gary Pig Gold Ten Things (at least!) You Can Now See, and Hear, on The Doors’ new R-Evolution DVD You’d Be Pretty Hard-Pressed to find Anywhere Else: 1. The Doors as German (as in Astrid Kirchherr circa ’61-photographed) existentialist...
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    19 Apr 2014 | 1:04 am
    TRIATHLON  This August the hugely popular London Triathlon returns to the capital. A multiple-stage competition consisting of the disciplines of swimming, cycling and running, it’s a gruelling feat but one that thousands of people apply for. If you have started your triathlon training in London and found yourself thinking “how did I come to be doing this?” – here is a brief snapshot of the triathlon’s history. The term “triathlon” is derived from the Greek words “treis” (three) and “athlos” (contest), however unlike the history of the Olympic Games the triathlon is not…
  • 9. 5 Reasons trade show exhibit rental is Right For You

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    It’s a common conundrum among exhibitors: is it better to buy an exhibit stand or to rent one? For companies that put together trade show or conference exhibits on a regular basis, it makes sense to own an exhibit stand. However, there are situations where rental options trump the idea of buying an exhibit stand, and we’ve highlighted five of the biggest ones below. 1. You are new to the exhibition game If you are looking to start growing your brand at trade shows and conferences for the first time, renting an exhibit stand is undoubtedly the best way to go. When you are first getting…
  • The essential 3Rs – relax, rejuvenate, revive

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:16 am
    When it comes to getting an education, then obviously the 3 Rs that you must pay attention to are reading, writing and arithmetic (reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic). But if you are talking about general life itself, then these 3 Rs change to relaxation, rejuvenation and revival. And if there is one place that can give you the right mix of these 3 Rs then it has to be a day spa in Brisbane. The concept of a day spa simply means that you spend a few hours in an absolutely relaxing and serene atmosphere and go through various kinds of beauty treatments that will leave you: Exfoliated…
  • How Progesterone Pessaries Differ from Other Pessaries

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    In order to treat fertility issues, promote a healthy pregnancy, and treat issues with the premenstrual syndrome, progesterone pessaries are a very common treatment. There are other types of pessaries available, which is why we will look at how progesterone pessaries differ from other pessaries. What are pessaries? Before we can explore how progesterone pessaries differ from other pessaries, it is important to look at the basics of what a pessary is. There are two different types of pessary available: Therapeutic pessaries – These are medical devices that are created to support the rectum,…
  • Making jewelry with uncut diamonds

    13 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    There are many popular choices when it comes to jewelry and some of them are: Using precious gemstones Using semiprecious or even synthetic gemstones Choice of contemporary or vintage jewelry and Doing something different by using uncut diamonds Now, there is absolutely no denying the fact that the diamond is popular simply because it has a luster and shine that is unique. No other gemstone can match up to the allure of a diamond. Interestingly though, people are also turning to the use of an uncut diamond in various forms.   Why choose uncut diamonds? Depending on your personal…
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    French Music Blog

  • Stromae: Dance Floor Provocateur

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    If there's an artist of the moment, it's definitely Stromae. (Pronounced STROH-MAI, it's "maestro" with the syllables inverted.) The enigmatic performer is often compared to another Franco-Belgian singer-songwriter, Jacques Brel, for his realist subject matter -- even if it is delivered over a killer dance beat. A study in contradictions, both visual and musical, this [...] . . . → Continue Reading: Stromae: Dance Floor Provocateur
  • Corneille Enchants Across Boundaries

    27 Jan 2014 | 9:00 am
    A French singer / songwriter, Canadian transplant, and Rwandan genocide survivor, Corneille has always stood between worlds. Corneille (pronounced Kor-NAY) launched his career in his adopted home of Montreal, but it was France that first embraced him as one of their own. This platinum-selling artist triumphed over personal tragedy to become one of today's most [...] . . . → Continue Reading: Corneille Enchants Across Boundaries
  • Vanessa Paradis: Finally, A Serious Songstress Emerges

    4 Jan 2014 | 11:07 am
    Vanessa Paradis has certainly defied the odds. When an unlikely hit song catapulted her into the international spotlight at age 14, she seemed destined for one-hit wonderdom. But with luck and and some reinvention, she has parlayed her 15 minutes of fame into a successful career spanning over 25 years. . . . → Continue Reading: Vanessa Paradis: Finally, A Serious Songstress Emerges
  • La Fouine: Top French Rapper

    5 Aug 2013 | 7:00 am
    La Fouine is one of the today's top French rap artists. . . . → Continue Reading: La Fouine: Top French Rapper
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  • Free: Meshell Ndegeocello, ‘Conviction’

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    Check out the lyric video for Meshell Ndegeocello‘s new single ‘Conviction’, off the album Comet, Come To Me out June 3. Sign up for the mailing list at her official site and get the single as a free download. The post Free: Meshell Ndegeocello, ‘Conviction’ appeared first on
  • Free: London Grammar, ‘Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me’ (LCAW Remix)

    6 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    German based producer LCAW has released a free remix of this London Grammar track, so grab on to their waistband and snag it by clicking the “Buy” link above. The post Free: London Grammar, ‘Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me’ (LCAW Remix) appeared first on
  • Lady GaGa, ‘G.U.Y.’ Video Premiere

    22 Mar 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Check out Haus of GaGa‘s latest video, ‘G.U.Y.’, An ARTPOP Film. The video was shot at the Hearst Castle, a California Historical Landmark located on the Central Coast of California. Do What U Want you wanna watch? The video also features the songs ‘Artpop’ and ‘Venus.’ The post Lady GaGa, ‘G.U.Y.’ Video Premiere appeared first on
  • Monsieur Adi, ‘Some Kind Of Love’ (feat. Electric Youth)

    15 Mar 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Check out Monsieur Adi‘s latest song from his upcoming EP ‘After Hours’ which features Electric Youth. The post Monsieur Adi, ‘Some Kind Of Love’ (feat. Electric Youth) appeared first on
  • MØ, ‘Dark Night’ (Hunt for the Breeze Remix)

    15 Mar 2014 | 11:52 am
    Check out this Hunt for the Breeze remix of the MØ track off their Bikini Daze EP. The post MØ, ‘Dark Night’ (Hunt for the Breeze Remix) appeared first on
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    Wreck The Tape Deck

  • #Art #Opening #LosAngeles – ‘This Crazy Life’ group show @newimageart1 Gallery w Gregory Bojorquez Patrick Martinez + Michael Vasquez Saturday April 26th West Hollywood

    David Alexander Willis
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    I’ve mentioned Bojorquez’ work before, tremendous LA photographer. NEW IMAGE ART 7920 SANTA MONICA BLVD WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90046 From the release: “New Image Art is pleased to present, This Crazy Life, a group show featuring Gregory Bojorquez, Patrick Martinez, and Michael Vasquez, opening Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7-10pm. This Crazy Life encompasses the commonalities of the rough lifestyles that are faced on a day-to-day-bases in inner/urban cities. The works capture rawness and chaos that cohabitate so naturally in the “hood” environments. These three artists…
  • #Art #Opening #LosAngeles – @iam8bit Gallery ‘Grace & Ritual: Hidden’ – group show w 30+ roster of female artists

    David Alexander Willis
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Image from photographer Naomi White From the release: Dear Lovers of Incredibleness, At iam8bit, we believe that artists (and their art) come in all shapes, colors and sizes. So on May 9th, we’re hosting our second annual all-woman art show: Grace & Ritual: Hidden. This year, we’re featuring more than 34 artists, each exploring the idea of the hidden, the secret and the under-explored. We’re delving into the deep, the dark and the confidential – the concealed, the invisible and the obscure. For this show, we asked female artists to expose the things that they keep…
  • #Art #Photography #Opening #LosAngeles – TONIGHT @HVW8 Gallery @janettebeckman w ‘Rebel Cultures – Punks, Rap + Gangs’

    David Alexander Willis
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Janette Beckman – HM Gang Girls, East LA 1983, 20 x 24 inch photograph Janette Beckman – EPMD, Babylon Long Island, 1983, 30 x 40 inch photograph Janette Beckman – Debbie Harry, London 1979, 30 x 40 inch photograph From the release: Janette Beckman Rebel Cultures: Punks, Rap and Gangs Opening Thursday, April 17th, 2014, 7 – 10pm Please RSVP at “With Support from Diamond Supply Co. In the summer of 1982, Janette Beckman was introduced to members of the East LA gang El Hoyo Maravilla. She proceeded to document this culture much as she had with British…
  • #Art #Opening #LosAngeles – THIS SATURDAY @RayCaesar1 + @BeauStanton @CoreyHelford Gallery Culver City

    David Alexander Willis
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    From the release: “Hi everybody. A reminder for all art lovers – a new exhibition of work by the master of digital painting, RAY CAESAR, this Saturday night, April 19th, from 7 to 10 pm at CHG CIRCA (8530-A Washington blvd. Culver City, CA). Plus all new works by the amazing artist Beau Stanton. It’s a night you won’t want to miss.”
  • #Art #Opening #LosAngeles – Artwork inspired by “Adventure Time” @Galleries1988 West group show this Thursday April 3rd 7308 Melrose

    David Alexander Willis
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
    From the release: THIS THURSDAY, April 3rd We open an art show inspired by everyone’s favorite show: Adventure Time! Don’t miss this amazing show where over 65 artists reinterpret their favorite characters and scenes in their own unique style. Expect to see original paintings, prints, and sculptures, as well as incredible merchandise from our friends at ROOK!! To attend the opening reception THIS THURSDAY, April 3rd from 7-10pm, an RSVP is required. Please send us an email at This show runs through April 6th at Gallery1988 (West). Gallery1988 (West) 7308…
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    Production Music | Free Music for Videos | Music for Websites

  • Free Intro Music | 6 Mp3 Downloads | Every Possible Life

    24 Mar 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Hi, here are 6 free intro music mp3 downloads. These are different mixes of a short piece called “Every Possible Life” These could be good for talk and news shows, YouTube videos, movie soundtracks, websites, etc. At about one minute in length these seem best as intros but could be used for anything. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! —Audrey Hepburn  As usual you can use the free and royalty free if you credit me. To use without credit just donate. Also check out my package for more music! Just right click and “save as” to…
  • How to Become a YouTube Partner: Benefits, Rewards and Money

    18 Mar 2014 | 10:47 am
    If you are wondering how to become a YouTube partner and take advantage of the many benefits and rewards like earning money, it is incredibly simple, free, and easy. It offers some extra features for your account that you can use to make a better channel. Taking advantage of the perks of Youtube partnership gives you extra functionality on your Youtube videos, channel, and profile. It’s very easy to verify your account to become a Youtube partner. Starting on your Youtube channel profile click on Dashboard from the drop down menu at the top of the page and then click on Channel Settings.
  • Tutorial: Sound Design Jobs in Film

    17 Mar 2014 | 2:45 pm
    This is a sound production tutorial provided by the Light Film School. The objective of this tutorial is to outline sound design jobs in film and teach indie filmmakers more about sound production. The video offers useful tips and advice for the many indie filmmakers who often work on a limited budget, deadline, and crew. With some extra time, creativity, and a modest investment, an indie filmmaker can greatly improve the audio production standards of their film projects. Who Works in the Sound Department? Before getting into the audio techniques in earnest, the tutorial first covers the…
  • Different Types of Camera Angles and Shots with Examples

    13 Mar 2014 | 8:16 am
    Check out this video for various types of cinematography camera angles and movement techniques. There are lots of great examples of shots you can use in your videos and films: The Basics of Camera Angles Every independent film maker needs to know the basics of camera angles and shots, and for those that are unaware of these basics we have developed a short guide to camera angles and how to use them. Main Type Of Shots Long Shots: Long shots are primarily used to show your subject in its entirety. If your subject is an actor then a full body shot will provide an air of distance and make your…
  • Free Film Studies at Ghetto Film School Online

    12 Mar 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The academy award nominated director, Spike Jones, has been invited to the Ghetto Film School, to offer a free online film studies Master Class for the Ghetto Film School. This is a unique program where young filmmakers from around the world get together in order to discuss more about filmmaking and storytelling. Spike Jones accepted their invitation and held a conference, talking about this business and about the main challenges that they need to overcome. He responded to several questions and he gave them a creative assignment created by himself. The first lesson he wanted to share with…
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    notjustOk - Nigeria's Number One Music Site

  • VTEK – Ayiri

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Vtek’s last 2 releases were solid works that a lot people liked, ‘Your Fada Yarnsh’ and the exciting ‘Spotlight Ft. Capital Femi’. Here’s another tight song ‘Ayiri’ from the buzzing rapper, listen below and do share your thoughts. - Lalaboiy Ayiri – DOWNLOAD
  • VIDEO: X.O Senavoe – Say It Again

    Demola OG
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    X.O Senavoe  returns with the visuals to a new single titled Say It Again. Watch and Enjoy! After dropping the emotive and fan-favorite “Beautiful”, and right of the heels of being named an African Hip-Hop king by Lobatana Africa, X.O Senavoe follows up his ground-breaking intro video for “Taxi Music” with the excellent new video for his first [...]
  • WizzyPro – G.R.I.N.D Ft. Dr. Jazz

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    Dem Mama records in house Producer Wizzypro is well known for his pretty nice productions and even has a sick tune ‘Emergency’ to his name. Here’s a new piece titled ‘G.R.I.N.D’ and features Dr. Jazz. Listen below and enjoy. - Lalaboiy G.R.I.N.D – DOWNLOAD
  • Gsongz – Love You Die

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    This is a very good mainstream debut song by Gsongz. Gsongz who has been underground working so hard to get he’s voice out there to the people,has finaly decided to set out this official love song to he’s fans and every lover of Goodmusic,music in one word is what you can tell in this dude,He sounds [...]
  • Chibbz – So Long

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    The Chicago-based Nigerian musician Chibbz has released a slow-tempo, Afro-Dancehall tune fused with a little Igbo for the warm months ahead and beyond. This is a tune for the distant lovers and the new found lovers produced by the Ghanian producer Mobeatz.  This tune will sure catch your attention, summer convertible roof down kind of tune, watch out [...]
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    Grown Folks Music

  • Bradd Marquis: “Make Up Campaign”

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    If you’ve lived long enough and been lucky in love then surely you have a break up story. Well Bradd Marquis is turning the tables on that well-worn fact of life and giving fans an opportunity to show the positive side of the coin. From the press release… Soulful singer/songwriter Bradd Marquis has launched a campaign for his song “Break Up” ft Tess Henley called ‘The Make Up’. For all the stories out there in relationships, we hear about the break ups but never the positive sides to staying together and trying to make it work by making up. With this idea,…
  • New Music: Kindred The Family Soul: “Everybody’s Hustling”

    DJKKC<br><img src="" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Check out the new single from Kindred The Family Soul, “Everybody’s Hustling”. About the song Kindred says, “We really had no idea that this would be the single but the song was initially inspired by all of the glorification of money in all the hip hop songs these days. We see people and their struggles quite differently and we want people to be inspired to continue to reach for greatness whether they have access to lots of money or not.” “Everybody’s Hustling” is from Kindred The Family Soul’s forthcoming album A Couple Friends on…
  • DJ Polished Solid – Single LADIES (No Turn Unstoned #239)

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    Some sonic goodness to get your weekend started from great friend to GFM DJ Polished Solid. It’s all about the ladies in this set and if it was night time when I was posting this I definitely add that “The feeling’s right… oh what a night!” Checkout the tracklisting below after the jump. Description: I’ve been really enjoying the VH1 show Single Ladies this year. I don’t know what’s so different about this season compared to the others. Perhaps, it is the amazing Harold “House” Moore being featured (drumroll!) more (ta da!) in the…
  • New Music: Marsha Ambrosius: “Run”

    DJKKC<br><img src="" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Ms. Ambrosius is showing her chops in her new single “Run”. Let us know what you think.
  • Ask Kashif: The Crucial Elements For Writing A Hit Song

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    Our question today finds Kashif tackling a topic his certainly knows a lot about. Having penned hit songs for artists such as Evelyn “Champagne” King, Howard Johnson, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston and of course his own chart toppers.
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    Downtown Lobby

  • Talib Kweli, Murs, Raekwon & More For Back To Basics 3

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    The initial lineup for the third edition of Back To Basics has been announced, and so far so good. The two day hip hop fest will feature sets by Immortal Technique (pictured), Brother Ali, Murs, Talib Kweli, Souls of Mischief, Raekwon and Zion I. More acts are expected to be announced sometime soon but we already like what we see. Back To Basics 3 is set to take place on June 21st and 22nd at the Observatory in Santa Ana. We’re really intrigued to see who else will be added to this show.  Tickets for Back to Basics 3 will be going on sale starting on Friday, April 18th at 10am through…
  • Coldplay Announce Six Date Tour & L.A. Show

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    Coldplay have plans to hit the road once again to celebrate the release of their new album Ghost Stories which is due out May 19th. The band have only scheduled six shows for this world tour and each stop will be at a much smaller intimate venue. There are only two US shows on the tour schedule which includes one here in Los Angeles. You can see Coldplay perform on Monday, May 19th at Royce Hall in UCLA. This venue only has a capacity of about 1,800 seats, so you’ll definitely be able to see the band pretty close. The full six date tour schedule can be seen after the jump below. The…
  • Chic & Giorgio Moroder @ Hollywood Bowl Cancelled

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Bad news disco fans, Chic featuring Nile Rogers and Giorgio Moroder at the Hollywood Bowl has been cancelled. The show that was being presented by HARD Fest was being pushed all over the place with online ads, billboards and print ads. But it looks like no one really wanted to go. Especially since the show didn’t grab the attention of the EDM fanbase that prefer to dance in open spaces and not assigned seats. Another lesson learned by HARD. Last we checked, Goldstar had tickets listed at half off the original face value and even HARD themselves sent out discount codes through their…
  • Kraak & Smaak Coming To L.A.

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Kraak & Smaak are making their way from the Netherlands for a headlining show in support of their latest album Chrome Waves. But rather than seeing the electronic trio at some over the top nightclub, they’ll be heading over to The Roxy Theatre for a smaller gig. You can see Kraak & Smaak when they take the stage on Wednesday, May 21st along with Anthony Valdez from KCRW who will warm things up. We also included their track “Good For The City” for your listening pleasure below. Tickets to see Kraak & Smaak do their thing at The Roxy Theatre will be going on sale…
  • Contest: Mogwai @ El Rey Theatre

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    The contests are not slowing down this week! This time we’re giving you guys the chance to see Mogwai and a few other Coachella acts at the El Rey Theatre. Mogwai will be heading back to the desert this weekend for their second festival set in support of their latest album Rave Tapes. You can see them on Thursday, April 17th at El Rey Theatre along with Factory Floor and Majeure who will be opening up the night. Tickets are still available to purchase online now through AXS for $25.00 plus any additional service fees.  But if you want to see Mogwai for free, we’ve got some good…
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    Musician Coaching

  • Sync Licensing and Music Placement

    Musician Coaching
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    Brent McCrossen is the co-founder and CEO of Audiosocket, a music licensing and technology company with a roster of more than 50,000 pre-cleared original tracks, spanning 204 genres, from 2,800 emerging bands and award-winning composers. With over 13 years in the music business, Brent started out as the co-founder of Interface Booking and Management, where he secured festival performances for his artists and controlled the talent buying for three Seattle music venues. He’s grown Audiosocket from a staff of four people, with one office, to a team of 22 with offices in New Orleans,…
  • Music Metrics, Megaupload and Wu-Tang Clan News April 13, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Experts talked about how music analytics are helping record labels, artists and others predict the future. And the film and music industries finally sued defunct online storage site Megaupload. Also, Forbes explored how Wu Tang Clan’s recent album release strategy is sparking sales and why replicating it might help other artists in the future.     Can Studying Music Metrics Help Build Stable Careers for Artists? While labels, some artists and others have complained that the Internet has taken away their power, it can also help them see into the future and better predict marketing and…
  • Connecting with Fans in Real Time

    Musician Coaching
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Josh Hubball is the head of business development at, home of Broadcast, a free “mobile newsletter” for artists that allows them to create their own channels and send out push notifications about music, shows and more directly to their fans. Josh got involved in the music industry in 2001 when he started a music production company focused on creating original music for television and commercials that turned into a record label called Dualsix Records. In 2004, he joined Universal Music Group in their strategy and licensing department, eLabs, which was was tasked with growing the…
  • Radio Industry, Music Copyright Law and Streaming Music News, April 6, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    A new study revealed that radio is still the most popular music discovery method. Also, the music industry rallied to put together a unified lobbying message. And Google, Apple and Amazon could be enhancing their streaming offerings in order to compete with Spotify once it goes public.   Radio Still Delivering New Music to Fans Music fans still see radio as the main taste maker when it comes to discovering new artists and songs, according to a recent study conducted by Edison Research and Triton Digital. Mashable reported that while Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and other digital music…
  • Monetizing Music Imagery

    Musician Coaching
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Kevin Arnold is a San Francisco-based music and technology entrepreneur and the founder of OpenAura, a platform that gives artists the opportunity to control and monetize their photos, artwork, information and more in order to give fans a deeper, dynamic experience on music apps and services worldwide. Kevin founded San Francisco’s internationally renowned Noise Pop Festival back in 1993. Now, Noise Pop Industries (NPI) is an entity that manages a busy calendar of local cultural events year round throughout the Bay Area, culminating in the Treasure Island Music Festival. Kevin first began…
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    ClickitTicket Blog

  • Austin Mahone vs. Justin Bieber

    My name
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Austin Mahone vs. Justin Bieber It’s finally here.  Or at least, we finally have a date for when it will be here. Teenage superstar Austin Mahone will release his highly anticipated debut album on May 27.  He also released the album’s title.  It will be called The Secret.  Up until this point in his career, the heartthrob has only released one EP and seven singles. It’s amazing that Austin Mahone has become a household name on the strength of eight songs.  Clearly, this is not your father’s music biz anymore. The Announcement Austin announced…
  • Mayhem Festival Gets Underway July 5

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    16 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    Mayhem Festival Gets Underway July 5 July 4. I’d tell you to circle it on your calendar but it’s already marked.  It’s Independence Day after all.  Well, in 2014 the Fourth of July is the last sane day of the summer before mayhem takes over. On July 5, the seventh annual Mayhem Festival kicks off in San Bernardino, California at the San Manuel Amphitheatre.  This year the “world’s biggest heavy music touring festival” is slated to visit 25 cities including Phoenix, Milwaukee, Toronto, Atlanta, and Dallas. The summer will finally get back to…
  • Aerosmith And Slash Touring Together This Summer

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    15 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    Aerosmith And Slash Touring Together This Summer "You know what?  We're still f**king together, we still have the passion, and we still fight and we still make up and it's still alive.  It's still rock & roll." – Steven Tyler, April 8, 2014 On July 10, Aerosmith kicks off the North American leg of their “Let Rock Rule World Tour 2014.”  On opening night they’ll be in Wantagh, New York for a show at the Jones Beach Theatre.  Their trek of the United States and Canada ends Sept. 12 with a performance at Open Hearth Park in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
  • Toby Keith 2014 Tour And The Country Music Business

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    1 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Toby Keith 2014 Tour And The Country Music Business Toby Keith is getting sued by a Tucson Mall. Okay, it’s not exactly TK that’s getting served, but the operators of Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill.  The restaurateurs are being sued for stepping out on their $1 million a year lease agreement (their monthly rent was more than $77,000).  The restaurant abruptly closed on March 7 after just 14 months of slinging slop and serving water-down drinks. Toby Keith has little to do with that diner beyond being part of a licensing agreement.  He had, however,…
  • Phish Route Summer Tour And Book Jazz Festival

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    28 Mar 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Phish Route Summer Tour And Book Jazz Festival That’s how long Phish could perform when they appear at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.  The festival runs from April 25 to May 4, but Phish takes to the Acura Stage on April 26 from 4pm to 7pm.  That’s the final slot of the day.  Apparently, festival organizers like to turn in early. This will be Phish’s second appearance at the renowned jazz festival although few will remember their first.  They performed at the NOJHF way back in 1996.  So, I guess you can say they perform there once…
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  • Never Miss A Conversion Again With These Article Syndication Tips

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    4 Apr 2014 | 11:04 am
    Article marketing is a good way to effectively promote your business. There are a number of different ways this can be accomplished. Article syndication puts your business out there and helps to improve your company’s online reputation. Need advice? Read on for more information. Make liberal use of free items. These freebies let customers feel like they have gotten their money’s worth so they’ll be more inclined to buy again from you. Make sure your freebie includes your brand and this offers free advertising. Select products according to this standard. Post the articles you…
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  • “How and when should I breathe and use my tongue while playing (saxophone)?”

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
    Question: “How and when should I breathe and use my tongue while playing (saxophone)?” -Claire My response: You use your tongue to ‘articulate’ that is to separate notes and control the length of them. The tongue stops the air from flowing, so if you imagine a continuous pressure of air flowing then your tongue breaks that stream of air into separate attacks on notes. Sometimes notes are slurred together in which case you let them flow together without using the tongue. The style of music you are playing is one of the things you should think about with regards to…
  • How to Play Chameleon by Herbie Hancock on Sax (first phrase)

    14 Apr 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Great jazz tune by Herbie Hancock. Heard it being played at the Antigua jam at NAMM this year. It’s one you just might want to know. Note: The ‘solutions’ to the music (the notes for this lesson) are listed below the video. They’re not listed all at once though. They’re listed one at a time. You can scroll down to see one and then if you want to check the next one, you’ll need to scroll down farther. In this way, it’s a slight bit of a hassle to check the next note and I would encourage you to not look unless necessary. Use the fingering chart if you…
  • How to Play Fly Me to the Moon on Sax by Bart Howard (first phrase)

    6 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Great jazz standard, sang by Frank Sinatra and played by many more. A few of my students in Saxophone Tribe have worked on this tune. Note: The ‘solutions’ to the music (the notes for this lesson) are listed below the video. They’re not listed all at once though. They’re listed one at a time. You can scroll down to see one and then if you want to check the next one, you’ll need to scroll down farther. In this way, it’s a slight bit of a hassle to check the next note and I would encourage you to not look unless completely necessary. Use the fingering chart…
  • What are your questions about rhythm?

    19 Mar 2014 | 8:33 pm
    What questions do you have about rhythm? That includes articulation and elements of style that have to do with rhythm. Be as specific as possible. Send your question using the form below. Thinking about doing a class on rhythm. You will get updates on that and help with your question. Related Posts:Protected: Subscribers Only (Subscribe for Access)Saxophone Transcription Can be a BeastSaxophone Scales – “I need someone to explain meAsk a Question, Think About Some QuestionsProtected: Big Ear – Week 2 – Rhythm
  • How to Play Mario Theme Song on Saxophone, by Koji Kondo, first part

    19 Mar 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Koji Kondo wrote some cool music, same person who wrote the Zelda theme song wrote the Mario theme song. There were some other good melodies in the games too. I have played the different Mario games from the original NES on. Note: The ‘solutions’ to the music (the notes for this lesson) are listed below the video. They’re not listed all at once though. They’re listed one at a time. You can scroll down to see one and then if you want to check the next one, you’ll need to scroll down farther. In this way, it’s a slight bit of a hassle to check the next note…
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  • Meiko Interview & Session

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Whilst on my recent American travels I met up with singer songwriter and LA local, Meiko. We chatted about her upcoming music, using crowdsourcing and being a DIY artist, and even writing fan letters to Mariah Carey! She was kind enough to perform an acoustic version of ‘Reasons To Love You’. Watch the Meiko interview and session below: Keep an eye out for Meiko’s latest album, which should be out later this year. If there is anyone who has used crowdsourcing successfully (other than Amanda Palmer) it’s Meiko. So get on to Pledge Music too and help support this…
  • Aidan Knight On Tour With James Vincent McMorrow

    4 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Here’s one for the folk fans out there. Don’t be fooled by the name, Aidan Knight are actually a 5 piece band from Canada currently on tour with James Vincent McMorrow. (A very good combination I would say.) Below is the video for their song “Margaret Downe“, which is beautifully shot and somewhat of an ode to the character of Margaret Downe. Check it out: Aidan Knight are folk based with a nice dose of experimental thrown in, which you will be able to experience by listening to their new album released on April 7th called “Small Reveal“. Imagine…
  • On Repeat: ‘Touch’ by Shura

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    Some might say that this video is a bit too arty or is trying too hard to make a statement. I however, in my humble opinion, just think it is a beautifully shot video and just look at that girl’s blue eyes!!! This is the video for ‘Touch‘ by an exciting new singer called Shura. Just so you know, as the press release for this video mentioned, “it features lots of snogging”. The video was actually directed by and stars her group of friends and has been a hit across the Internet so far. Shura says, “I wanted it to be a snapshot of how love is for…
  • Mike Tompkins Interview

    27 Mar 2014 | 5:47 am
    Photo: It was useful being able to travel and do interviews with talented musicians in the States. Not all musicians tour internationally and so I was determined to organise a few interviews with some of these musicians. One such musician was Mike Tompkins. You might know him from YouTube if you are a fan of the YouTuber culture. He is well known for doing acapella covers of songs for his channel and getting millions of views on each video. He also recently hit the 1 million subscribers mark, which is quite an impressive achievement in itself! As a producer as well as…
  • Ásgeir Releases Two Incredible Singles

    26 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    I swear there must be something in the Icelandic water because the number of talented musicians that come from there is quite high! And Ásgeir is no exception to that (somewhat made up) rule. Have a listen to the beautifully haunting and melancholy ‘Dreaming‘ below: Another stunning track is ‘Going Home’ which is backed with new song ‘Dreaming’ and will be released on 7th April. Following on from that will be another new song, ‘Here It Comes’ which will be made available as an exclusive 7” picture disc for Record Store Day on April 19th. He is a big star in Iceland…
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  • Album Reviews: TEEN - The Way And Color

    This Is Fake DIY
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    Settling in with a newfound directness, the initially promising ‘The Way and Color’ showcases a penchant for a bolder sound, before frequently losing itself in its narrow, swerving path. TEEN may have cleaned up their sound for this third album, but the Brooklyn outfit have also distanced themselves from their songwriting talents. There are moments when ‘The Way and Color’ flourishes with intention, but for the most part the mark is a little too scattershot. From the second the album starts with ‘Rose 4 U’, there’s a stark change in tone from the band's past work. It’s louder,…
  • Live Reviews: SOHN, Village Underground, London

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    20 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    SOHN’s music is made for space. It’s the kind that weaves into dark corners and empty pockets without hesitation. London’s Village Underground - with its almost endless ceilings and echo-friendly structure - seems like the perfect match, on Toph Taylor’s biggest headline show to date. It begins and ends triumphantly, to the extent that the hooded musician departs the stage for the last time shouting “See you at Shepherd’s Bush!”. For SOHN it’s all eyes on the next prize; one of the many reasons why he’s here today, playing to a sold out crowd.  Space rules the roost here,…
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  • Neu: This Week In New Music (19th April 2014)

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    19 Apr 2014 | 4:13 am
    In two weeks’ time, festival season in the UK gets into gear. It begins with the ‘showcases’. That’s a shit term for what’s essentially a bringing together of very exciting new faces, buzzing around a city thriving in venues. Yes, these bands will be playing to industry faces, the odd suit looking to be impressed. But they’ll also be making their first impression on completely unprepared, soon-to-be obsessed fans. That’s the magic of Live at Leeds or Liverpool Sound City or The Great Escape. In every venue you step into, there’s bound to be something new and eye-opening.
  • News: Listen: Four Tet Streams ‘KHLHI’ Percussions Track

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    19 Apr 2014 | 3:51 am
    Four Tet's unveiled what appears to be the final of four Percussions tracks to be shared in the space of a week. 'KHLHI' forms the first half of TEXT29 alongside 'Sext'. There's also 'Ascii Bot' and 'Blatant Water Canon', which come out on TEXT30, with the same estimated release date of 28th April. Both releases follow on from last year's Four Tet album 'Beautiful Rewind'. Given the different moniker, Percussions sees Kieran Hebden wandering off into new territory - with 'KHLHI' he employs 50s TV set samples and skittish, jazz-fused percussion. TEXT031 is a release from a completely unknown…
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  • 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”.…
  • Zachary Levi, the hottest nerd in Hollywood

    10 Mar 2014 | 10:58 am
    It’s Monday. And you know what that means?! It’s time for a Man Candy Monday!!! And this week’s Man Candy is none other than Zachary Levi Pugh. Btw, I totally thought that Levi is his surname!?…
  • Charlize Theron – it’s impossible not to love her

    5 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    I’ve written about “man candies” a few times so far, but I haven’t written a single blog post about my “woman crushes”. And I have an ultimate woman crush on Charlize Theron, a South African and American actress, fashion model and a former ballet dancer.…
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  • Photos: Southern Soul Assembly at the Howard Theater

    Bob Adamek
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Posted by Bob Adamek on The Southern Soul Assembly wrapped up its wildly successful tour at the historic Howard Theater in Washington, D.C., on April 12. Anders Osborne, Marc Broussard, JJ Grey and Luther Dickinson have spent the last couple of months playing their favorite songs with each other, thrilling audiences in the unusual combination of four band leaders in one band. The group rolled through Broussard’s “Home,” Osborne’s “Summertime In New Orleans,” Grey’s “Brighter Days” and “Lochloosa,” and Dickinson’s “Shake,” among many…
  • Giveaway: Slightly Stoopid Prize Pack + Tickets to April 24 Show at the Joy

    Stephen Maloney
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    Posted by Stephen Maloney on Slightly Stoopid is returning to New Orleans to headline a show at the Joy Theater on April 24, and we’ve got a lot to give away to get you ready for the show courtesy of Huka Entertainment. Our Grand Prize Winner will walk away with: 2 tickets to see Slightly Stoopid on April 24th at The Joy Theater 1 Meet & Greet with Slightly Stoopid for winner and a friend 2 Slightly Stoopid branded lighters 2 Slightly Stoopid stickers 2 Slightly Stoopid Lanyards 2 Slightly Stoopid Magnets 1 copy of Slightly Stoopid’s “Top Of The World”…
  • New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: April 17 – April 23, 2014

    Joseph Irrera
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Posted by Joseph Irrera on Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of April 17 – April 23, 2014 featuring: the Breton Sound, Hot Club of New Orleans, Alexandra Scott, Dr. Michael White Jazz Band, George Porter, Jr. and Friends, Stanton Moore Trio, and Dick Dale. Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing   April 17April 18April 19April 20April 21April 22April 23   THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Armstrong Park: Jazz in the Park feat. Glen David Andrews (JV) 4p Civic Theatre: Umphrey’s…
  • Frenchmen Street Brass Band Controversy

    Jan V. Ramsey
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Posted by Jan V. Ramsey on Have you been on Frenchmen Street lately and heard the brass band? Remember that big lot on the corner of Frenchmen and Chartres where the brass band used to play every night? It’s gone. In its place is Dat Dog, a fine and welcome addition to the neighborhood. When construction on Dat Dog started some months ago, the brass band moved across the street to the corner in front of the old Café Brasil, which has been closed for years. Over the years, numerous complaints from the neighborhood have surfaced about this group, the Young Fellaz Brass Band, who…
  • Get Ready for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19

    Stephen Maloney
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Posted by Stephen Maloney on Record stores across New Orleans are gearing up for Record Store Day with live music and special deals on vinyl records on April 19, 2014. Analisa Cisneros at the Louisiana Music Factory said Record Store Day always attracts a wide variety of serious music lovers. Photo Courtesy of Louisiana Music Factory “It’s kind of like their holiday, their Christmas,” she said. “But with a little bit of a roulette wheel feeling because not everything will be available at every place. There’s definitely a treasure hunt that goes on.” Since Record Store…
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  • Watch: The Horrors – ‘So Now You Know’ video

    Luke Glassford
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    The Horrors have revealed the promo video for new track ‘So Now You Know’ today. The video has frontman Faris Badwan soaking up the rays in the LA desert and features a variety of people having a variety of revelatory experiences (taking the song’s title a bit literally). The whole look and feel of the […]
  • Top 10 rock band beers

    Luke Glassford
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    With the new digital age seeming to take more and more out of a rock bands earning potential, many are looking into new ways to make money – I think business people call it ‘diversifying income streams’, or something. Strangely enough, one of the most popular ‘extra-curricular’ activities for bands at the minute is to […]
  • Muse fan starts petition for a special 20th anniversary homecoming gig

    Luke Glassford
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    A Muse fan has created a petition requesting the band play a special small gig to mark their 20th anniversary either in their hometown of Teignmouth, Devon or in London. Karen Green, of Brighton, added the petition to with the aim to get 1,000 signatures. I’ll let Karen explain the reason behind setting it […]
  • Cedric and Omar from At The Drive-In / The Mars Volta announce new album as Antemasque

    Luke Glassford
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    There’s been a a lot of mixed messages swirling around over the past few days regarding At The Drive-In / The Mars Volta founders Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López and a supposed new group called Antemasque. The last I heard of the duo, they had fallen out and gone their separate ways – with Cedric starting […]
  • Peace release new track ‘Money’ – watch the video

    Luke Glassford
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Birmingham band Peace are not messing around. Just a year after their debut album In Love, they’re already well into the buzz-building for album number two. Last month came their monstrous new single ‘World Pleasure’, and today they’ve followed it up with another new tune in the shape of ‘Money’. While it’s not as ‘big’ […]
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  • Tiny Ruins: Carriages

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:12 am
    The new LP from Auckland, New Zealand’s Tiny Ruins is shaping up quite beautifully. It’s called Brightly Painted One, out in May, and understated to the point that it might lay too hushed to blip above the radar. On “Carriages” and “Me at the Museum, You in the Wintergardens,” Hollie Fullbrook sings with subtle yet precise intonation, casting a dreamlike memory akin to Laura Marling’s more subdued numbers or the internal imagery of Angel Olsen’s Strange Cacti. Hear one acoustic cut above.
  • Secret Sisters: ‘Dirty Lie’ (Co-Written by Bob Dylan)

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:33 pm
    The Secret Sisters have taken a charmed first step into the record-making business so far, with the likes of T Bone Burnett, Jack White, and more joining the Muscle Shoals duo’s initial step into the limelight. Having Burnett on board, in particular, has led to many talented connections: Neko Case and Marc Ribot, to name just two, and now Bob Dylan, to name one more. “Bob sent over some songs for you guys to listen to and choose one to finish,” Burnett told them midway through the sophomore effort. Bob being arguably the best songwriter ever, that’s one hell…
  • Reigning Sound: Falling Rain

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
    Dylan once claimed to be “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again,” but Greg Cartwright actually lives in the latter southern town and now inhabits the tune itself a bit on “Falling Rain.” This track is off the new Reigning Sound record, Shattered, out in July on Merge. There’s something well-traveled, laid bare and free from pretense here, jangled around the edges and pulled together in the warm familiar tone of a cut put to tape at the Daptones’ Brooklyn studio. Give it a spin above.
  • Introducing: Esmé Patterson

    12 Apr 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Colorado’s Esmé Patterson has a new EP out on Tuesday: Woman to Woman, seven responses to famous love songs that were written from the perspective of men. “A lot of women immortalized in songs might tell a different side of the story if anyone ever asked,” she says, and I agree. As a concept for a record, that’s a fine start, yielding even better results upon execution. “Valentine” says “you’re just breaking your own heart” to the guy behind Elvis Costello’s “Alison” (which EC himself endorsed “with Love and…
  • Daughter: Still (Live at Air Studios)

    11 Apr 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard — the pair behind standout 4AD sessions from Bon Iver, Camera Obscura, and many others – have teamed with Daughter for a live orchestral rework of the UK trio’s 2013 debut, If You Leave. Recently, Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli, and Remi Aguilella performed five album tracks accompanied by a 10-piece orchestra, arranged by composer Joe Duddell and caught live on video at London’s George Martin-founded Air Studios. The session went so well, in fact, the band is releasing it as a digital EP on April 15th followed by a limited…
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  • Led Zeppelin Tee Shirt

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    15 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
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  • Happy Birthday Kokomo Arnold

    Kelvin Cook
    15 Feb 2014 | 12:00 am
    Today is the birthday of bluesman Kokomo Arnold. According to Wikipedia, "Born as James Arnold in Lovejoy's Station, Georgia, he got his nickname in 1934 after releasing "Old Original Kokomo Blues" for the Decca label; it was a cover of the Scrapper Blackwell blues song about the city of Kokomo, Indiana.[1] A left-handed slide guitarist, his intense slide style of playing and rapid-fire vocal style set him apart from his contemporaries.".  Kokomo Arnold @ SqueezeMyLemonKokomo Arnold @ Amazon.comOther Slide Guitar Post @ SqueezeMyLemon
  • Bo Carter, Corrina Corrina

    Kelvin Cook
    8 Feb 2014 | 12:21 am
    Sometimes I just need to hear some old time blues music. Here is Bo Carter playing "Corrina Corrina". I used to know I girl named Corrina, she was a pretty young thing. 
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  • Xiu Xiu’s “Stupid In The Dark” Asks You To Kill Your Ungrateful Lover.

    Andy Fenstermaker
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Xiu Xiu is rarely an easy listen. Think back to 2004’s Fabulous Muscles and abrasive tracks like “Support Our Troops OH! (Black Angels OH!)” and “Fabulous Muscles (Mama Black Widow Version)”; both presented real-life content upstanding members of society would rather push under the rug and pretend doesn’t exist. Yet “I Luv the Valley OH!” was a bright spot with a memorable melody and rhythms that could get inside your head. “Stupid In The Dark” follows the progression of the latter. It has a beat. It’s catchy. Yet there’s plenty of thematic counterculture…
  • ‘With Light And With Love’ May Just Be WOODS’ Best Song Ever.

    Andy Fenstermaker
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Having heard most of Woods’ previous material, and firmly believing Bend Beyond is their pinnacle to date, I was somewhat concerned what new material might bring. Would it live up to my worship of their 2012 LP? Would I be epically disappointed, requiring an injection-dose of Bend Beyond coupled with a slew of 70s psych-folk classics? In With Light And With Love I would find my answer. The first glimpse inside was thoroughly disappointing, at least in the beginning. Then they gave us the nine-minute title track. HOLY F@CK! MIND BLOWN! “With Light And With Love” blends everything I…
  • Wye Oak’s New LP is Far From What You Might Expect. And That’s A Good Thing.

    Andy Fenstermaker
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I was apprehensive the first time I hear “The Tower” by Wye Oak. The new track, off Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner’s forthcoming LP Shriek, is so vastly different from their previous material, I was almost initiated the metaphorical reject button. Gave it a few days, and tried it again with better results. Yes, Wye Oak’s new album, for many, is likely to be a sleeper. Like anything new I’ve ever listened to by Stars, Shriek takes a few listens before that Aha! moment occurs. Opposed to the band’s previous work which, thanks to that epic churning of emotion, has found its way into TV…
  • Odonis Odonis to release ‘Dissed And Dismissed’ April 15 on Buzz Records

    Andy Fenstermaker
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Whenever I receive something new from Odonis Odonis, I always have flashbacks to an early EP of theirs. It’s loud, post-punk styling is deep and thick. But the new releases always surprise me. They’re not overpowering. They’re not filled with the gloom and black death that I see in my head. On Odonis Odonis’ new LP, Dissed And Dismissed, the band throws out songs like “Nowhere To Go” which is a bright shiny object compared to the picture I have in my mind. And that’s a good thing. It’s catchy, borderline upbeat, and draws me in. I want to hear more. Dissed And Dismissed is…
  • The Mary Onettes: Portico

    Andy Fenstermaker
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Mary Onettes returned last week with their new album, Portico, now out on Swedish label Labrador Records. The band maintains their somewhat dark, 80s style of pop, like a softer, smoother New Order. It’s most obvious in the short LPs second single “Native Dream”. States front-man Philip Ekström about the inspiration behind many of the songs on Portico: …this year has also been a lot about photographs. Endless pages in photo books has been a major influence for us. The pictures have served as portals into colors and emotions. I even sleep with the books in my bed. Check out…
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  • Jay Electronica “Can’t Wait” To Work With Lil Wayne

    Danny M
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    Yesterday, Jay Electronica went on Twitter and answered plenty of questions from his fans. One of these questions was “[Are] you ever gonna collab with Lil Wayne?”, in which Jay answered “I can’t wait”. If you didn’t already know, Jay Electronica is from the Magnolia Projects in New Orleans, which is where Birdman grew up, as well as a place where Wayne spent a lot of his time in his younger days. Also back in 2008, Tunechi mentioned to DJ Semtex in an interview that he thinks Jay is “crazy” and he would be down to work with him after…
  • Feature Friday #22: TQ – The Ghetto (Feat Lil Wayne)

    Danny M
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    The “Feature Friday” installment for this week is a chill song from TQ called “The Ghetto” featuring Lil Wayne. This Damizza-produced track is the intro on TQ‘s Gemini album, which was released online in 2007, but was originally recorded back in 2003 when TQ was an artist on Cash Money Records. “Why my partner lie on this floor? I tell his mom, she cry and scream “no”; I tell the homies why, they like “oh”; It’s how the story goes and that’s cold” You can listen to “The Ghetto” below. PREVIOUS: Feature…
  • Episode 8 Of Lil Wayne’s “Weezy Wednesday’s” Series [Video]

    Danny M
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Check out this week’s “Weezy Wednesday’s” installment, which shows how Lil Wayne spent last year’s 4/20 by smoking a huge joint with T@. Click here to watch episode 7 of “Weezy Wednesday’s“!
  • Would You Like To See A Lil Wayne & Lloyd Collaboration On “Tha Carter V”?

    Danny M
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Last night, Lloyd tweeted that he would be sending Lil Wayne a song today for him to jump on and maybe put on his upcoming Tha Carter V album. Lloyd also mentioned that it is a dream of his to be featured on a Tha Carter album and because the project got pushed back from the May 5th date, he hopes he still has a chance to get on it. What do you say Wayniacs? Would you like to see a Lloyd and Weezy collaboration on C5? Riding home from the studio.. Sending this one out to @LilTunechi 2mar. #Carter5 #pushedback #stillachance My ni55a @mackmaine knows that it’s a dream of mine to be on a…
  • Lil Wayne Will Be Making An In-Store Appearance At Macy’s In Atlanta’s Lenox Square

    Danny M
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Weezy F Baby will be making an in-store appearance at Macy’s in the Atlanta Lenox Square shopping mall on April 26th to promote his TRUKFIT clothing line. If you are or will be in the area next Saturday and you want to meet Lil Wayne, you can receive a meet and greet ticket by spending $100 or more on his TRUKFIT apparel at the Macy’s store in Lenox Square. There are limited spaces, so you may want to do this as soon as you can. The other way you can get a Tune meet and greet ticket is to listen out for announcements on the V-103 radio station from now to next week!
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  • Watch: The Horrors – ‘So Now You Know’ video

    Luke Glassford
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    The Horrors have revealed the promo video for new track ‘So Now You Know’ today. The video has frontman Faris Badwan soaking up the rays in the LA desert and features a variety of people having a variety of revelatory experiences (taking the song’s title a bit literally). The whole look and feel of the […]
  • Top 10 rock band beers

    Luke Glassford
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    With the new digital age seeming to take more and more out of a rock bands earning potential, many are looking into new ways to make money – I think business people call it ‘diversifying income streams’, or something. Strangely enough, one of the most popular ‘extra-curricular’ activities for bands at the minute is to […]
  • Muse fan starts petition for a special 20th anniversary homecoming gig

    Luke Glassford
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    A Muse fan has created a petition requesting the band play a special small gig to mark their 20th anniversary either in their hometown of Teignmouth, Devon or in London. Karen Green, of Brighton, added the petition to with the aim to get 1,000 signatures. I’ll let Karen explain the reason behind setting it […]
  • Cedric and Omar from At The Drive-In / The Mars Volta announce new album as Antemasque

    Luke Glassford
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    There’s been a a lot of mixed messages swirling around over the past few days regarding At The Drive-In / The Mars Volta founders Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López and a supposed new group called Antemasque. The last I heard of the duo, they had fallen out and gone their separate ways – with Cedric starting […]
  • Peace release new track ‘Money’ – watch the video

    Luke Glassford
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Birmingham band Peace are not messing around. Just a year after their debut album In Love, they’re already well into the buzz-building for album number two. Last month came their monstrous new single ‘World Pleasure’, and today they’ve followed it up with another new tune in the shape of ‘Money’. While it’s not as ‘big’ […]
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  • Android Amaker “I’m The One”

    9 Apr 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Android Amaker (photo by Frank Correa)   Through intense underground espionage, C & D managed to get our mits on the new single from Android Amaker, ahead of next week’s release, and we can’t stop playing it!  I can already tell we will have this album on repeat when it comes out.  We don’t have many sunny days here in the Northwest at Click & Dagger World Headquarters, but we put this on and voila! ze sun is outside as well as in… It’s no mistake the photo shoots of the band have the colors of summer, because that is when the full length will hit our auricles, and it…
  • Fanfarlo & Lilies on Mars at Tractor in Seattle

    3 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Cathy of Fanfarlo playing musical saw at the Tractor Did I seriously see someone make tuneful music with a saw and a violin bow last night?!  That was my first thought upon awakening the morning after seeing Fanfarlo and Lilies on Mars play at the Tractor in Seattle last Sunday night.  As I stood in front of Fanfarlo as the show took place, I felt unworthy.  Maybe that is not the right word.  I felt like people should be trampling upon me to be where I was standing, which was smack dab front and center.  Fanfarlo should have stadiums screaming, and rabid fans tearing at their clothes,…
  • Let’s talk about Vox Mod, the Dr Who of Electronic Music

    28 Mar 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Vox Mod flashes his electric-blue New Age Guru eyes in this photo by Angel Ceballos. Let’s be honest.  Seeing electronic music performed live can be pretty boring.  Seems to be a common belief.  Let me illustrate with a recent experience.  I called a friend I hadn’t seen in decades to come out to a show with me in his local venue.  I traveled across the country to this friend’s town to see this band, and he said with a sigh “isn’t it JUST electronic?” I admit, many times you are going to be staring at a man on a keyboard, maybe an occasional light show, or images on a…
  • Slice the Snowglobe Open, Let It Spill

    7 Jan 2014 | 3:54 am
    Cut Copy Inside the Snowglobe! (c.Jorgensen Photography) Snowglobe is an electronic heavy music festival, which yearly culminates in New Years Eve, at South Lake Tahoe. Click and Dagger were deployed to investigate the event. Lodging is in town, near the Nevada/California state line, although in Nevada, where rules are more liberal. You can expect to pay a handsome sum for modest lodging.  Many festival goers opted to bring sleeping bags and share rooms, as they tend to cost several times the amount of festival admission.  There is a shuttle (requiring an additional fee) necessary to get…
  • Martin of CHVRCHES Ten Electronic Picks for 2013

    30 Dec 2013 | 4:50 pm
    Martin Doherty Martin Doherty of CHVRCHES was in Seattle earlier this month when the band played Deck the Hall Ball at Key Arena.  Click & Dagger joined Martin, known as “Doc” to his pals (from shortening his last name as it is traditionally pronounced) for a pint down the pub to talk about music.  We talked about touring (e.g. they have done a lot), freezing at the recent Stubbs show in Austin (pic below), and fellow Glaswegian bands (possibly jealous of CHVRCHES success). Lauren at the recent arctic CHVRCHES show at Stubbs in Austin We talked about what CHVRCHES listen to…
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  • MFF006 – Why Bands and Musicians Should Have Blog

    Corey Koehler
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    In today’s episode I sit down with David Andrew Wiebe of DAWCast to discuss why you should have a blog and how it helps you build a fan base. You’ll also learn what to blog about and few different types of content you can use for your blog. Press play, listen and learn how to […]The post MFF006 – Why Bands and Musicians Should Have Blog appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • MFF005 – One Big Reason Bands and Musicians Need Their Own Website, and a Few Others

    Corey Koehler
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    If you are thinking that your Facebook Fanpage, ReverbNation page, Soundcloud, etc, etc pages are good enough to use as a hub to promote your music, you are wrong. Here’s why you need a website: You’re in control of you audience Higher conversion rate Search results Shows you are serious Control how you sell your […]The post MFF005 – One Big Reason Bands and Musicians Need Their Own Website, and a Few Others appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • How to Use VEVO to Promote Your Music

    Guest Music Junky
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Editors note: Just so you know, the following post is a sponsored post. The subject matter is something that is totally relevant to our cause (promoting music) so it is a win-win-win for everyone involved. And this was news to me (who knew you anyone could use VEVO?). Anyway, check it out and give it […]The post How to Use VEVO to Promote Your Music appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • MFF 004: Best Place To Sell Your Music

    Corey Koehler
    26 Mar 2014 | 3:30 pm
    In this episode I talk about the best place to sell your music online. You may be surprised (or not). Either way, press play now so you can figure it out. Press Play Links Mentioned in the Podcast CDBaby Find a music distribution service Click here to get “Sell More Singles” FREEThe post MFF 004: Best Place To Sell Your Music appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • How to Get A Custom Album Cover Design For Only $5

    Corey Koehler
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:38 am
    Yep, you read the headline right. You can get a custom album cover made for only $5. In this post I am gonna show you how plus give you the chance to get some tips on how to make the order process go as smooth as possible. Where To Get Your Custom Album Cover Designed […]The post How to Get A Custom Album Cover Design For Only $5 appeared first on Musicgoat.
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  • Bombs Over Nowhere

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Bombs Over Nowhere I know I haven’t posted much about new bands here lately, but I just discovered Bombs Over Nowhere, and I thought you should know about them too. BON is the folk-leaning joint project of a pair of songwriters (and longtime friends), Aaron Espe and busbee. Here’s a little bit more about the band from their official bio. Bombs Over Nowhere is a collaborative project from Aaron Espe and busbee, two musicians who’ve taken the best parts of their solo work – Espe’s voice and introspective lyrics, busbee’s chart-topping songwriting skills – and rolled them…
  • Wednesday’s Presales: April 9, 2014

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    The Antlers at After The Jump Fest (06/21/08) Photo: D. Caplan May 2 Stardeath and White DwarfsBuy TicketsAmex presale ends:Fri, 04/11/1411:00 AM Mercury LoungeNew York, NY10:30 PM Buy TicketsAmex presale ends:Fri, 04/11/1411:00 AM May 16 Marc ScibiliaBuy TicketsAmex presale ends:Fri, 04/11/1411:00 AM Mercury LoungeNew York, NY10:30 PM Buy TicketsAmex presale ends:Fri, 04/11/1411:00 AM May 27 Strange TalkBuy TicketsAmex presale ends:Fri, 04/11/1411:00 AM Mercury LoungeNew York, NY09:30 PM Buy TicketsAmex presale ends:Fri, 04/11/1411:00 AM Jun 3 An Evening with FailureBuy TicketsAmex presale…
  • Wednesday’s Presales: March 26, 2014

    26 Mar 2014 | 9:41 am
    Eagles at MSG (09/13/14) Apr 26 Robbie FulksBuy TicketsAmex presale ends ends:Fri, 03/28/1411:00 AM Mercury LoungeNew York, NY07:30 PM Buy TicketsAmex presale ends ends:Fri, 03/28/1411:00 AM Apr 27 The Connection, Palmyra Delran, John & Brittany, The JellybricksBuy TicketsAmex presale ends ends:Fri, 03/28/1411:00 AM Mercury LoungeNew York, NY07:30 PM Buy TicketsAmex presale ends ends:Fri, 03/28/1411:00 AM Apr 30 MatrimonyBuy TicketsAmex presale ends ends:Fri, 03/28/1411:00 AM Mercury LoungeNew York, NY06:30 PM Buy TicketsAmex presale ends ends:Fri, 03/28/1411:00 AM Apr 30 The End MenBuy…
  • This Week’s Concert Presales: March 19, 2014

    19 Mar 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Gavin Degraw Photo: Jon Klemm Apr 7 The Attic EndsBuy TicketsAmex presale ends:Thu, 03/20/1411:00 AM Mercury LoungeNew York, NY09:30 PM Buy TicketsAmex presale ends:Thu, 03/20/1411:00 AM Apr 15 Caught a GhostBuy TicketsAmex presale ends:Fri, 03/21/1411:00 AM Mercury LoungeNew York, NY06:30 PM Buy TicketsAmex presale ends:Fri, 03/21/1411:00 AM Apr 26 Von ShakesBuy TicketsAmex presale ends:Fri, 03/21/1411:00 AM Mercury LoungeNew York, NY10:30 PM Buy TicketsAmex presale ends:Fri, 03/21/1411:00 AM May 4 SlintBuy TicketsAmex presale ends:Fri, 03/21/1411:00 AM Bowery BallroomNew York, NY08:00 PM…
  • February 2014 NYC Bookstore Events

    13 Feb 2014 | 11:14 am
    I know it’s a short month, and it’s half over, but it’s still exceptionally empty, (except for the very busy Housing Works). February 2014 NYC Bookstore Events 02/17 Henry’s Freedom Box A True Story from the Underground Railroad (Mult. Stores, Special Event) 02/18 Act One: Tony Shalhoub and Santino Fontana in Conversation w/ Tom Santopietro and Christopher Hart (82nd & Bway) 02/18 Jenny Offill: Dept. of Speculation (86th & Lex) 02/20 Sarah Churchwell: Careless People Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby (86th & Lex) 02/20 Frank Spinelli:…
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  • The Beatles’ Oeuvre [INFOGRAPHIC]

    David Erickson
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:07 am
    Pop Chart Lab has created three infographics that break down the instrumentation of The Beatles’ songs in amazing detail and, given the breadth of The Beatles Oeuvre, separated into three volumes (via mental_floss). The Beatles Songs, 1963-1965 – Volume I [INFOGRAPHIC] The Beatles Songs, 1966-1967 – Volume II [INFOGRAPHIC] The Beatles Songs, 1968-1970 – Volume III [INFOGRAPHIC]
  • Music Industry Revenues Worldwide By Format, 2012 & 2013 [TABLE]

    David Erickson
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:58 am
    RIAA found that consumers were more willing to pay for subscriptions to streaming services last year—maybe because they were tired of advertisements, maybe because they wanted all of the other benefits many subscriptions offer, or maybe both. No matter the case, paid subscription services were the fastest-growing digital music format, up 57% year over year to $628 million. Figures released in March 2014 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) suggest that digital music revenues worldwide grew at a more modest pace of 4.3%, totaling $5.87 billion and accounting…
  • US Music Industry Revenue Share By Segment, 2013 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:53 am
    The music industry is benefitting from music streaming services—and listeners may even be ready to pay for them. Last year, revenues from streaming music services grew 39% to hit $1.4 billion, according to data released in March 2014 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This growth pushed streaming’s share of total US music industry revenues—$7.0 billion—to 21%, compared with 15% in 2012. Digital music also benefitted, rising 7.7% to $4.4 billion, or 64% of the overall US music market, and streaming accounted for about 31.8% of that total. Read the rest at…
  • Brits’ Attitudes Toward Paying For Music, July 2013 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:58 am
    Consumer opinion suggests that delivering ads in the traditional manner of, say, radio—that is, placing a 30-second ad prior to each track or group of tracks—is less likely to be tolerated in the streaming realm. According to a Research Now study commissioned in July 2013 by smartphone-focused music streaming service, only a tiny fraction of consumers in Great Britain (5%) were willing to put up with advertisements in order to stream music for free. This runs counter to the consensus that UK consumers are increasingly doing just that and indicates a real ambivalence about…
  • United Kingdom Audio Streams, 2012 vs 2013 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    16 Mar 2014 | 6:48 am
    UK consumers are taking to streaming music services in growing numbers—to the detriment of both digital downloads and physical music sales. However, very few of these listeners pay to subscribe to such services; rather, they are willing to accept advertising in order to continue streaming music for free. The opportunity for marketers to reach these consumers is huge, though imprecise targeting could be harmful to their chances of success, according to a new eMarketer report, “UK Digital Music: Marketing Opportunities Coming into Focus as Consumers Go ‘Full Stream Ahead.’” Streaming…
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    Ryan's Rock Show

  • Hungry? Tomahawk is Serving Up M.E.A.T. that Vegans Can Enjoy

    Ryan Minic
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Early last year Tomahawk put out their first album in six years called Oddfellows. The band, featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More), Trevor Dunn (Melvins, Mr. Bungle), Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard), and John Stanier (Battles, Helmet), had a couple extra tracks left over from their recording sessions. Hungry? Because they’ll be releasing them next month. The band will be putting out a vegan-friendly 7″ called M.E.A.T. on May 17th, with a digital release set for June 4th. And since we mentioned it, here’s a stream of Oddfellows in its entirety.
  • Antemasque are Gonna Drown All Your Witches

    Ryan Minic
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    The highly anticipated debut album from Antemasque is coming out this summer, and it’ll be the first release since The Mars Volta members Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala got back together. We love it when couples reunite.  The band also features ex-TMV drummer Dave Elitch, along with a guest appearance by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. Kind of a supergroup, yea? Anyway you’ve already heard three new tracks from the band — but have you heard “Drown All Your Witches”? Fire up your cauldron because here it is. Antemasque comes out on July 15th…
  • Minus The Bear Announce “They Make Beer Commercials Like This” 10 Year Anniversary Shows

    Ryan Minic
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Minus The Bear have lined up a string of scattered dates across the US this spring. In June they’ll also be doing a couple 10 year anniversary shows in the Northwest commemorating the release of their 2004 EP, They Make Beer Commercials Like This. Here’s how it goes: May 17 Atlanta, GA @ Centennial Park at Party in the Park Jun 07 Spokane, WA @ Elkfest Jun 12 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection Jun 13 Chicago, IL @ Taste of Randolph Jun 27 Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater (Beer Commercials show) Jun 29 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (Beer Commercials show)
  • The New Color Film Video Will Make You Turn Blue

    Ryan Minic
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    Yeah you know that face. It’s Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw in his band Color Film with Richard Penzone (ex-Men, Women and Children). We’ve been waiting months for them to put out their new video for the title track of the debut EP, Until You Turn Blue. Finally it’s hit the interwebs. Earlier in the week we mentioned how the band is making progress with their forthcoming debut full-length Living Arrangements. It was recorded a while ago, but may actually see a release sometime this year. So far no specifics have been revealed but we’ll let you know as we go. Until…
  • Converge’s Video for “Precipice” / “All We Love We Leave Behind” is Pretty Insane

    Ryan Minic
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Remember a few years ago when we did an interview with Converge bassist Nate Newton at the Roxy — the one that got cut off abruptly at the end by venue maintenance? What a show that was! Anyway Converge released a new video for their tracks ”Precipice” / “All We Love We Leave Behind.”  To coincide with the video they also put out a new shirt with visuals from the video (which you can get here). They’ll be donating all proceeds to the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, Massachusetts. Here’s the clip.
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  • The Dollyrots: Kelly Ogden Dishes On their Latest Album, Being Pregnant And How To Survive As A Band (MO Exclusive)

    Tricia Callahan
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    Courtesy Photo Making music since 2000, the Dollyrots, comprised of vocalist/bass player Kelly Ogden and guitarist Luis Cabezas, have recently released their fifth studio album, “Barefoot and Pregnant.” The album was certainly a case of art imitating life, as the duo recently had a baby boy, River Ogden Cabeza, who was born several months before their “Barefoot and Pregnant” album was released. You can watch their adorable announcement here. MO recently spoke to Kelly about their latest album, being pregnant and how to survive as a band. Kelly’s infectious laughter set the tone for…
  • Sweet Streams: Music by Twin Shadow, Lykke Li, and Ought

    Meets Obsession
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:17 pm
    “Habit” by Ought  “To the Top” by Twin Shadow  “Gunshot” by Lykke Li   Stream it here
  • Listen: “Sunbathing Animal” by Parquet Courts

    Maggie Stamets
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    Parquet Courts  just released the title track off their new album, “Sunbathing Animal,” and we’re fully invested in its fast-paced, relentless tempo and energy. “Sunbathing Animal” has a hyped- up sound, different from the tracks found on their 2012 EP, “Light up Gold.” In this song, the group has captured the overwhelming pace of Black Flag and the ironic angst of the Beastie Boys. The purposeful and harsh tonality are all part of the band’s message on their new album as they employ “schizoid blues rants, shrill guitar leads, purposefully lengthy…
  • LISTEN: “What” by Alice Boman

    Tricia Callahan
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:45 am
    Poetic lyrics, ethereal, whispered vocals and soft piano strokes is what makes Scandinavian artist Alice Boman’s new single, “What” undeniably charming. A unique rise from obscurity to unintentional recognition, “What,” from Boman’s debut EP, “Skisser” (which means Sketches in Swedish), was released in May of 2013 and recorded at her home. “Skisser” initially served as a personal remembrance of sorts and not intended to be publicly released, but it gained popularity around the world when a local sound engineer from “Studio Möllan” sent Boman’s work to Adrian…
  • LISTEN: “Paper Cup” by Jena Malone’s The Shoe

    Tricia Callahan
    21 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    Jena Malone is best known for her acting career, most recently playing Johanna Mason in “Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”  There’s no doubt she’s an acting force to be reckoned with, but what some may be surprised to know is, behind the silver screen, Malone is a working musician who has been at it for the last 8 years. To date, she has self-released several albums through her former band, Jena Malone & Her Bloodstains. Her current music project, The Shoe, comprised of Malone and  Lem Jay Ignacio, a pianist and music producer who has worked with the likes of Zooey Deschanel, is…
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  • Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s – Sling Shot To Heaven

    Andy Whorehall
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Sling Shot to Heaven by Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s is the 5th full-length release by the midwestern band and its catalyst songwriter, Richard Edwards.Maturity and warmth replaces distortion and teenage-angst–the primary creative forces driving the anxiety fueled themes of the past two recordings, “Rot Gut, Domestic” and “Buzzard.” Some of those edges aren’t completely lost.“Long Legged Blonde Memphis,” “Bleary-eye-d Blue” and “I Can’t Sleep My Eyes Are Flat” are the few songs amongst the 13 total…
  • The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams

    Andy Whorehall
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    Teeth Dreams by The Hold Steady is the 6th full length release by the Brooklyn rock outfit. It arrives with new found energy–albeit a dark mid to late-1980s glossy energy that is sure to confuse rock snobs and Pitchfork–after the artistic exhaustion of 2010′s letdown, “Heaven Is Whenever.”  The band had entered a new phase without pianist Franz Nicolay on ‘Heaven‘–a key accompaniment to Craig Finn’s narratives and Tab Kubler’s classic rock guitar riffs on those first few records; “Separation Sunday,” “Boys and Girls In…
  • Craig Menowa of Cloud Cult

    Sock Monkey Sound
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Craig Menowa of Cloud Cult is our guest on this emotionally charged episode of Sock Monkey Sound. Cloud Cult is performing at Kryptonite Bar in Rockford, IL on April 11, 2014.Cloud Cult is an experimental chamber rock band from the Midwest who has maintained a decade and a half career by remaining completely independent. They’ve sold more than 100,000 albums via their own label, Earthology Records, which was created by lead singer / songwriter Craig Minowa. Their 2013 full length album, “Love” landed them in Billboard’s top 50 and resulted in the majority of the shows on their…
  • Doug Paisley – Strong Feelings

    Andy Whorehall
    25 Feb 2014 | 9:19 am
    “Strong Feelings” by Canadian singer-songwriter, Doug Paisley, follows up 2011′s “Constant Companion.”  The third full-length record extends on ‘Companion‘s warm country-folk notions a bit further, showcasing Paisley’s au-natural 1970s Nashville touch without having to set foot in the Music Capital.  ‘Feelings‘ is accentuated by the fact that these are 10 compositions that are too smart for country radio, and too pure for the mainstream audience that these songs deserve to be heard by.Even Paisley’s choices in session…
  • The New Mendicants – Into The Lime

    Andy Whorehall
    24 Feb 2014 | 1:58 pm
    My oh my, what a pretty-pop-pizza-pie we have here. The New Mendicants’ “Into The Lime“ is the debut record by indie-supergroup featuring Joe Pernice, Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), and Mike Belitsky  (The Sadies, Neko Case).  What is a mendicant you’re wondering?  A beggar. If there’s anything of the begging sort going on with this record, it’s that it deserves your attention.Those in the Pernice/Blake-know won’t be disappointed by the 10 songs that make up ‘Lime.’ It’s every bit the sum of its creators parts that you’d…
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    From the front of the choir

  • Can open-access choirs cater for every kind of singer?

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    As a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners’ Network I share their belief that everybody can sing and nobody should be excluded from music-making. Which is why no ‘natural voice’ choirs hold auditions or use unnecessary musical jargon.adapted from a photo by Brian Robert MarshallBut can such open-access choirs ever be truly inclusive? I don’t believe they can and I think we need to be clear about that when promoting our work.‘no auditions’ does not mean ‘beginners only’Many people think of choirs which have no entry restrictions as “beginners choirs”, for singers who…
  • How to choose soloists in your choir: audition or self-selection?

    7 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Rather than everyone singing all the time, many choirs ring the changes by creating smaller ensembles within the larger choir or have occasional by Shelly MagsIn a non-auditioned, open-access choir, what is the fairest way to choose singers to take on these roles?smaller ensembles give variety in concertsThe OK Chorale’s recent concert featured the Corsican national anthem Dio Vi Salvi Regina. We sang it in last year’s concert so to make things a little different, and to be more in the spirit of the culture that the song comes from, I decided to have two trios start off the…
  • Singing in a choir – balancing individual freedom with the demands of the team

    31 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Those of us who love to sing often love to sing at the top of our voices. It’s joyous!photo by William P. GottliebBut when you’re part of a choir you have to rein in those tendencies for the greater good of the overall sound. How do you achieve that balance without feeling restricted?Being in a choir is all about being part of a team. Yes, the individuals are important (see You are the most important person in your choir), but it’s the overall effect that counts. Singers work together towards a common goal.But there are times when you have really nailed a song and your voice begins to…
  • Process vs. product: are you along for the singing ride or just the final performance?

    24 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Learning and polishing a song can be a long process. Some people find it a chore and can’t wait to get to the end result: a public performance.But others enjoy the ride, going deeper into the song, finding the nuances, becoming immersed in the whole process and not having any particular end in sight. However, process and product don’t have to be different things.something to work towardsI had a singer in my choir who was thinking of leaving after a few terms until I announced that we would be having a concert. They decided to stay because now they “had something to work towards.”But…
  • Never tell someone they can’t sing – it is brutal, damaging and untrue

    17 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Most of the people who come to my singing workshops are in their 50s and pretty much all of them have a story to tell about the time someone told them they couldn’t by TrueDragon13Many of the stories date back to the time when they were at primary or even infant school. What amazing power a throwaway remark like “Just stand at the back and mime” can have!the effect of an unkind word can last a lifetimeI’ve written before about how to protect yourself against unkind words about your singing (see One unkind word can put you off singing forever – how to protect yourself).
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    Little by Listen

  • The 10 Best Uses of Pop Songs in Commercials

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:51 am
    Who watches commercials anymore?  I certainly don’t.  Unless it is a live sporting event, there is just no reason to subject yourself to them.  Luckily though, when we are a captive audience, there is once in awhile a commercial worth watching.  For the list this week, we decided to celebrate the return of Mad Men with a top ten list of pop songs used in commercials.  So, let’s celebrate Harry Crane’s commercial magic and delve right in.  As always, let
  • Timber Timbre “Hot Dreams” Review

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Timber Timbre “Hot Dreams” Fellow LxLer Austin always ribs me for being a “slave to the classics”, but more than a slave to the classics, I think I’m more a “slave to the classic sound.” Cue Toronto singer/songwriter Taylor Kirk aka Timber Timbre’s “Hot Dreams”, the title track off his latest and third album, which just released last week. Since the moment I heard this song, I’ve been absolutely taken by it. I thought about reviewing the entire Hot Dreams
  • Black Keys Release New Track “Turn Blue”

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    Yesterday, The Black Keys released their second track from their upcoming album, Turn Blue. Which being the title track from the new album is also titled “Turn Blue”. “Fever”, the first track released from the upcoming album, seemed to fall a bit short of expectations due to its unimaginative lyrics and a bland music style that feels fairly old hat at this point. Where as “True Blue” slows things down to spin an eerie, slower groove from the Keys, that
  • Coachella’s Livecast: Was It Worth Watching?

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:11 am
    There are a lot of angles with which to discuss Coachella Live on Youtube.  I tried to check it out periodically over the weekend because, to my knowledge, this amount of live coverage of a festival hasn’t been attempted until now.  I saw a little bit of everything, and came away impressed in some areas and not so impressed in others. The Good! Pharrell’s set is the reason these types of festivals should shoot to bring in huge pop acts. 
  • LxListening: Random Pop Songs

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    It’s been awhile since I’ve done a LxListening.  I’ve heard a bunch of interesting (if not great) pop songs lately, and so I figured I could scrape together several of them to get out a proper LxListening.  Please note that all of these songs may not necessarily be “new”, except maybe to me.  But, at the very least, they are deserving for a few spare words from yours truly, and maybe even a few pointers on how they could be
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  • The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Eurydice

    Tim Dickinson
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    The sun is shining and we’ve got a new track from the wonderful The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart that is a light and joyful piece of foot-tapping indiepop. The track follows in the path of the recently released Simple and Sure (with its GIF-inspired video), and taken from the band’s upcoming album Days of Abandon, due for release on 2 June on Fierce Panda. Oh, and for those wondering – In Greek mythology, Eurydice is the daughter of Apollo, and Orpheus’ wife that he tried to bring back from the dead through music… I wasn’t expecting that part of my…
  • Oceaán – Oceaán EP

    Francisco Torres
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    Last summer, while almost everyone (including me) was too busy listening to Settle on repeat, Oliver Cean, that goes by the stage name of Oceaán, quietly started to make his way through the music blogosphere. His visiting card was “Need U”, a relaxing dub meets R&B tune which you will certainly want to hear at sunset. In less than a year, Cean has done a couple of incredible remixes (please hear the ones he did for MØ and Woman’s Hour) and shared some more songs which, like the one immediately mentioned above, are now included in his self-titled EP. One might be tempted to…
  • Weekend Playlist: 12th January 2014

    Tim Dickinson
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Looking for something to listen to in the sunshine this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Weekend Playlist: 12th January 2014 was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • Kwabs – Something Right

    Tim Dickinson
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Kwabs is one of the most exciting acts in the country right now, and by teaming up with SOHN on production duties, his Pray For Love EP is going to be something very special when it’s released on 20th May. To keep us desperately clamouring for more, Kwabs has just dropped Something Right, the latest single to be taken from Pray For Love, and its a powerful beast that thumps and growls, beneath Kwabs’ rich, dramatic vocals with apocalyptic imagery. Damn. Kwabs – Something Right was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • Porter Robinson – Sea of Voices

    Tim Dickinson
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    Life can be a chaotic, hectic existence, and whilst there is beauty in that sometimes you need to step back, sit back and let it all wash over you. North Carolinian electronic artist Porter Robinson has produced the soundtrack to this pause in time, as the carefully constructed ethereal layers float on by, seemingly directionless and yet slowly and safely building you back towards reality, away from drowning in introspection and back towards life. Swoon. Photograph by Cass Bird Porter Robinson – Sea of Voices was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
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  • FREE TICKETS: David Lang's Collected Stories Series at Carnegie Hall

    Melanie Wong
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    David Lang's collected stories—an epic multigenre concert series comprising six uniquely themed performances showcasing musical storytelling—begins its run at Carnegie Hall next week, and FoM is giving away one pair of tickets to each show!  Tuesday, April 22, hero: Storyteller and medieval harpist Benjamin Bagby does Beowulf and the Harry Partch Institute Ensemble performs an original work.  Wednesday, April 23, spirit: Tuvan throat singing abounds with Huun-Huur-Tu, as well as Arvo Pärt's Passio.  Thursday, April 24, love/loss: Aesop Rock, Kimya Dawson, and James…
  • Broadway Chamber Players: "Black and Blue" at St. Malachy's

    Robert Leeper
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    by Robert Leeper Photo credit: Broadway Chamber Players For the musicians that haunt the orchestra pits of some of New York's biggest theaters, versatility is key: These pros read like the New York Phil, swing like the Jazz Standard, and are constantly learning pieces on the fly for harried directors and hard-nosed producers. These characteristics are becoming increasingly common among chamber groups as well, making Broadway Chamber Players an organically occurring group in the New York chamber-music scene. Monday's performance brought four of Broadway's top woodwind doublers…
  • FREE TICKETS: Better Than Ezra at Irving Plaza

    Melanie Wong
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:54 pm
    NOTE: This contest has ended. On the brink of their first CD release in nearly five years, alt-rock power trio Better Than Ezra invades Irving Plaza this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., and FoM is giving away a pair of free tickets to the show!  For your chance to win: 1. Email    -OR- 2. Tweet #FreeTickets @betterthanezra @feastofmusic  (and don't forget to follow us!)   -OR- 3. Head to our Facebook page and COMMENT on our giveaway post! Note: "Likes" on their own will not be considered valid entries.
  • FREE TICKETS: Marco Benevento at SubCulture

    Melanie Wong
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    NOTE: This contest has ended. Experimental rock and jazz pianist Marco Benevento comes to SubCulture on Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m., and FoM is giving away a pair of free tickets to the show!  Sure to be a show you won't want to miss, Benevento is known for performances that "reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy."  For your chance to win: 1. Email    -OR- 2. Tweet #FreeTickets @marcobenevento @feastofmusic  (and don't forget to follow us!)   -OR- 3. Head to our Facebook page and COMMENT on our giveaway post! Note:…
  • FREE TICKETS: S. Carey and White Hinterland at LPR

    Melanie Wong
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    NOTE: This contest has ended. Ambient indie folk artist S. Carey (Sean Carey) co-headlines with indie dream-pop singer White Hinterland (Casey Daniel) at (le) poisson rouge on Wednesday, April 16, at 10:30 p.m., and FoM is giving away a pair of free tickets to the show!  Carey and Hinterland are currently touring in support of their recently released albums, Range of Light and Baby (respectively).  For your chance to win: 1. Email    -OR- 2. Tweet #FreeTickets @scareymusic @feastofmusic  (and don't forget to follow us!)   -OR- 3. Head to our Facebook…
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  • Kickstarter Campaign For Graphic Novel Midwinter

    Kenal Louis
    30 Mar 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Kickstarter Campaign For Graphic Novel Midwinter The following  graphic novel is called “Midwinter”, which was developed in April of 2011.  Starting as a casual story between friends the novel now has a team of individuals who combined their talents, abilities and skills to make the comic book something much bigger... The post Kickstarter Campaign For Graphic Novel Midwinter appeared first on KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography.
  • What It Means To Be An Artist | Sellah Defines Artistry

    Kenal Louis
    30 Mar 2014 | 2:21 am
    What It Means To Be An Artist | Sellah Is The Definition Sellah is a phenomenal artist that will define what it means to be an artist in a new way once he has reached the top of the industry with his creative mind. Mainstream artists in majority are generally... The post What It Means To Be An Artist | Sellah Defines Artistry appeared first on KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography.
  • Streaming Music Trends in 2014 | Music Analysis

    Joanne Peters
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Streaming music has not only become easier with developments in mobile and audio technology, it has also become downright ubiquitous. In most offices, homes, and cars the music heard comes straight from a streaming outlet, whether online or mobile-tech related. Because this avenue of listening has become so popular, demand... The post Streaming Music Trends in 2014 | Music Analysis appeared first on KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography.
  • Spring Fashion Week Designer Showcase Brings It In Omaha

    Kenal Louis
    8 Mar 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Spring Fashion Week Designer Showcase Performing Artist Kaitlyn Hova is an Electric Violinist, visual artist, neuroscientist,  code engineer and much more.  It is no surprise why she is always the go to musician for Omaha Fashion Week’s events, as their main choice of performing artist. She is a Renaissance woman... The post Spring Fashion Week Designer Showcase Brings It In Omaha appeared first on KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography.
  • Hair Extensions | The 10 Most Common Mistakes to Avoid

    Kenal Louis
    3 Mar 2014 | 5:35 am
    Hair extensions look fantastic…when done correctly. There are so many mistakes people make, no matter what sort of extensions they decide to wear. We’re going to go through 10 of the most common mistakes to avoid when wearing hair extensions. These tips focus on both permanent and clip in hair... The post Hair Extensions | The 10 Most Common Mistakes to Avoid appeared first on KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography.
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  • American Idol Top 7 Results

    Ashley Sims
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:52 pm
    SoSoActive.comJena Irene was the first contestant save. This was no surprise because she had the best performance of the night. Alex Preston was the next to be saved while Dexter Robertson was sent to the bottom two. Jessica Meuse who had a horrible performance joined Dexter at the bottom. Surprisingly, Dexter was the one with the lowest amount of votes sending him home. Dexter was the true country boy of the show. photo The definitive guide to urban pop culture.
  • Troll Life: The 5 Most Infamous Hip Hop Trolls

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    SoSoActive.comAccording to Wikipedia a troll is is “a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory,extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community.” -Wiki With Hip-Hop being as dramatic as the WWE, it has a long history of pre-internet trolling. Before the internet existed, people like C. Delores Tucker and Reverend Calvin Butts became household names crusading against “so-called gangsta-rap.” When I say trolls, I am referring to those that use controversy and discord to keep their careers relevant…
  • Twitter Thursday – 7 Tweets of the Week

    Sidney Stephens
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    SoSoActive.comIt’s been another crazy week of Celebrity Tweets! From really bad advice, to sharing way too much information with the world, here are the top 7 craziest tweets of the week.   1. Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) – Thanks for the advice! Walk up to your boss, look them directly in the eyes the way Rose looked at Jack in Titanic & kiss them then walk away keeping eye contact. — Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) April 17, 2014 2. Erica Mena (@iamErica_Mena) –  Recipe for Love I found that vulnerability is the glue that holds relationships together. It’s the…

    Ron Grant
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am Not everyone is going to be an artist, ripping and spitting the brashest, most life-altering bars. Not everyone is going to be that go-to producer banging out genre-defining beats for Hip Hop mix tapes and albums. And not everyone will have the capacity to be that all-powerful, omnipresent music mogul who’s smartphone is ringing off the hook with associates claiming to have found “the next big thing” 85 times a day. With regard to making a career in Hip Hop and in the music industry alone, times and circumstances are constantly changing, and it’s up to…
  • Ten Must Know Facts About SZA

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    SoSoActive.comSZA – no, not the newest member of Wu Tang – the only female artist under Top Dawg Entertainment released her third extended play last week. She’s been signed to TDE for about a year now, who include other artists like Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad and more; SZA’s sound doesn’t compare to her label mates. She has a neo-soul, jazz sound that’s reminiscent to old school R&B artists. For those who don’t know who she is here are ten facts you must know about SZA. •SZA, born Solana Rowe, was born on November 8, 1990 in St. Louis, Missouri. After her…
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  • Weekend Music: Mr Thing – Nothing Leaves the House

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This is amazing: 4 producers wanted to dig through legendarily British DJ Mr Thing‘s equally legendary record collection and sample all they wanted. The only rule was that Nothing Leaves the House. This 4 track record playlist is the result of that day of sampling. Good Friday indeed.
  • Listen! Lykke Li – Gunshot

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    More beautiful stuff from Lykke Li, who only seems to release stuff of high quality these days. Following up I Never Learn, Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone, and No Rest For The Wicked, is Gunshot. Gunshot has an explosive chorus, much like something else that is explosive and it would be great […]
  • Listen! Yuck – Southern Skies EP

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Yuck have a brand new EP called Southern Skies, and you can stream the whole thing below. Happy Easter! Sink into some indie rock, and a slight change of direction from Yuck, with their 4 track EP below. It’s out this week, so grab it while you’re out doing your Easter Egg hunt. People still […]
  • Morning Music Notes – I’m the Pope, Bitch

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    PHM favourites CHVRCHES have a new remix. The track is off of last year’s debut The Bones of What You Believe, and is done by the Range (who is James Hinton to his parents). The track is not simply taking a song and making it dancey, but a complete re-imagining of We Sink. Check out […]
  • Listen! Caitlin Park – Lemonade

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Have a listen to this moody, but happily catchy, layered, indie folktronica (yes!) from Sydney’s Caitlin Park. Then, head over to her Soundcloud page and listen to her covering Solange. Then, I don’t know… take a walk, or something.
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  • Stream 4 songs from The Mars Volta’s new project Antemasque

    Alex Moore
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    By now we’ve learned to accept the fact that Flea isn’t actually in Antemasque, the new band from Mars Volta members Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. It’s not the supergroup we were first led to believe it was when we saw Flea in the teaser video for the new band and heard him playing on the first new material.But no matter—Flea or no Flea, Antemasque is absolutely rocking. It’s really hard to get excited about new rock these days—actual rock, aggressive rock, stuff that throws genre out the window and pushes the envelope to find strange, new…
  • RZA on rapper who cut off penis: ‘That shit sound mythical’

    Brian Abrams
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    On Wednesday morning, rapper Andre Johnson cut off his dick and, in an attempt to commit suicide, jumped off the balcony of his second-story apartment in North Hollywood. According to CNN, Johnson, a.k.a. “Christ Bearer,” whose credits include collaborations with the Wu Tang Clan as well as a track on the “Blade: Trinity” soundtrack, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills. As was his dick.There have been no updates since in regards to Johnson’s health or the reattachment of his member, but Wu Tang leader RZA spoke out in an interview with XXL…
  • Video: Secret Colours ‘Into You’

    Dan Turkel
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    Who says a band from Chicago can’t spell “Colours” with a U? Secret Colours is a psych rock outfit that’ll feel right at home on your weekend playlist between Tame Impala and some of the cheerier Black Angels material. And today we’ve got a brand new video for “Into You” that you can add to your Youtube video playlist of stuff to project onto your wall at your next hippy party.The video is as colo(u)rful and carefree as the track itself. It’s got psychedelic dancers and VHS-era aesthetics like something out of a glorious public access MTV. And to suit your inevitable desire to…
  • Kill it with fire: A mashup of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’

    Joe Veix
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    On Thursday night, Neil Cicierega uploaded a horrifying mashup he created to his blog, called “Imagine All Star People.” It combines John Lennon’s “Imagine” with Smash Mouth’s “All Star” and is quite possibly the best/worst song ever made.As Cicierega explains, “You may say I’m a dreamer, but the media men beg to differ.” He also provided this beautiful cover art of Paul McCartney combined with Shrek.Listen below, then cut off your ears so that you’ll never have to hear music again.
  • An open letter to Courtney Love

    Joel Freimark
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Dear Courtney Love,For a brief moment this month, I actually thought you’d finally learned your lesson on keeping your mouth shut. It seemed that perhaps you’d gotten to a point in your life where you realized how terribly you choose your words. Your mercifully brief statement at Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction that was not only welcome, but shockingly appropriate.But no, you had to go and ruin it on so many levels in less than a week. I think that might be a new record for you.I honestly did all I could to ignore your asinine statement that, “…saxophones don’t…
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    Unshredded Magazine

  • Travel: Iceland

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:40 am
    By Gemma Brosnan FOR those looking to escape winter, heading to the world’s most northerly capital where evening spans most of the clock and temperatures hover around freezing may not seem an obvious choice. But this is Reykjavik, where Icelanders turn their backs on hibernation and luxuriate in a drawn-out night life that revs up as the sun goes down. This cosmopolitan city of just over 120,000 people has been partying long before Bjork put it on the map with a stream of funky cafes, cutting-edge restaurants and Icelandic-chic bars all catering to a kicking urban scene. But it’s not just…
  • Interview: Steve Hicks

    13 Mar 2014 | 5:12 am
    POET, preacher, activist, philosopher, shaman and social critic – Bill Hicks isn’t easy to categorise because he was no ordinary comedian. His outspoken despair at political corruption and cultural banality drove his desire to change the world and provided explosive comedic highlights, but it’s his overall message of peace and love which shines continuously throughout his work, a refusal to stand idly by as ‘the demons run amok’ and ruin all things good in the world, and an unshaking faith in the essential goodness of the human spirit. As 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of…
  • Love Saves the Day (and 6 stages of electronic music)

    18 Feb 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Love Saves The Day returns to Bristol’s Castle Park in May for a third edition of the cutting edge music festival. Having sold out in its previous years, the festival has expanded to a two date event for 2014 ready immerse Bristol in the very best of electronic and bass music. Day One: Rocking the Main Stage on Saturday will be local hero Eats Everything whose expertly crafted mix of classic 80s and 90s house and contemporary UK bass has seen him become DJ Magazine’s ‘Best British DJ’ and ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’. Also on the bill are Clean Bandit, one…
  • Watch the BRITs at the Bowl

    18 Feb 2014 | 6:08 am
    In what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting BRITs in history, for the first time ever The BRIT Awards 2014 with MasterCard invite you to watch all the action live on screen at Brooklyn Bowl, The 02’s newest venue as part of BRITs Week. Hosted by the fashionably chic Whinnie Williams (formerly Sunday Girl), you’ll be walking the red carpet wearing that glam outfit whilst updating instagram and being part of the all-round glamour and excitement from the big screens within Brooklyn Bowl. Lucky fans will also be given the chance to win exclusive BRITs merchandise and Priceless…
  • Bill Hicks Lives!

    18 Feb 2014 | 3:51 am
    COMEDIANS Robin Ince, Brendon Burns, Shaun Keaveny (6Music) and host Jeff Innocent are set to present a celebration of the life of Bill Hicks in Camden on 26th Feb. Bill Hicks is widely recognised as one of the greatest comedians of the modern era – but unlike other comedians, who’s popularity and relevance ‘fades away’, his keeps on growing. The timeless nature of his material has lead to massive YouTube views, documentaries and TV viewers polls – but also through tribute nights held every year around the world. His unique gift was to tease apart the essence of religion, the…
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  • 30 Years Ago

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    We've Come A Long Way Baby30 years ago, the Music and Recording Industry saw a huge spike in it's technological offerings. Here is a list of some of the notable game-changers from that time period:ARTISTS X-PONENT ENGINEERING KT-1000The KT-1000 is a programmable digital metronome synchronizer that sported up to 50 user-programmable tempos. Tempos could be entered in either BPM or FPB formats. There were four frame formats; 24 (film), 25 (EBU), 29.97 (NTSC Drop Frame), and 30 NTSC. In the first quarter of 1985, an add-on RS-232C interface buss became available so that the user's program could…
  • Grubniks

    4 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Grubniks. Eats. Vittles. Munchies. Sustenance. Mowwage. Culinary Endeavors. Yumsworths. Palate Pleaser. Chow. Comestibles. Feeds. Edibles. Plateds. Mess. Fare. Refreshments. Aliment. Larder. Victuals. Intake. Traptures. Krobs. bwyd 
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    Highlanda Sound System High Quality Music

  • Jamboree Mas *GLOW FETE* This Saturday at the Enclave Venue downtown Atlanta #Caribbean #Carnival

    Kahlil Wonda
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Join all the soca and reggae music junkies, carnival band members, the sexy Divine Models and party rockers this Saturday April 19th 2014 for the GLOW FETE!!! The doors at ENCLAVE VENUE, 708 Spring St. Atlanta Ga 30308, open at 10pm.  Musical energy will be supplied by DJ Choice One MD, the Krunkmaster DJ Slik, and DJ Doc.  Also, top rated Highlanda Sound has just been added to the line up!  Admission is only $10. Related articles Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival 2014 Comprehensive Guide to Planning for Carnival Trinidad 2015 Trinidad Carnival Conquest & Surrender to…
  • Reggae In the Age of the Internet

    Kahlil Wonda
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Everyone knows that reggae is best appreciated loud through a sound system with a stomach shuddering bass. This is not what one normally associates with music heard through the internet – the speakers on most laptops are not going to do justice to King Tubby‘s dubs or Prince Far I‘s vocals. However, the internet has brought lots of good things for the world of reggae and Jamaican music. In 2010, a young Jamaican entrepreneur and computer programmer created a new reggae/dancehall computer game which was reported in The Gleaner. Alex Morrisey, who previously created the…
  • Your Invitation to the 2014 Caribbean American Movers & Shakers Event

    Kahlil Wonda
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    You’re Invited to the 2014 Caribbean American Movers & Shakers Event Click Here to RSVP Today Related articles 13 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers to be Recognized Atlanta Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Networking Event (PICTURES) Are You Getting Exposure, Or Getting Exploited? Filed under: events, Pop Music, reggae, Soca, Soul/R&B Tagged: Atlanta, Caribbean, Memorial Weekend, Movers & Shakers, music, networking, West Indian American
  • Caribbean Fever with V103′s DJ Kash Friday April 18th at Club Pisces

    Kahlil Wonda
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Access Granted Caribbean Fever at Club Pisces with CRAIG LION, DJ Kash, One Drop, and DJ Rastar Related articles Bungi Garlin Invades Atlanta DJ Controller Buying Guide Dj Mixer Buying Guide Filed under: events, Hip Hop, reggae Tagged: Access Granted, Atlanta, Atlanta reggae parties, Caribbean, Craig Lion, DJ, dj kash, music, Pisces
  • The Ultimate Dennis Brown Lovers Rock Mix

    Kahlil Wonda
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Reggae Lover #6 features 15 of the best Dennis Brown lover’s rock classics.  This is an essential mix highlighting “The Crown Prince” even though it does not include big hits ‘Silhouette,’ ‘Money In My Pocket,’ or ‘Your Love’s Got A Hold On Me.’ There are literally hundreds of other solid love songs from Dennis Brown’s catalog that are worthy of a spin, but since a new Reggae Lover podcast episode will be released weekly you can rest assured, there’s a great deal more in store. If you love the vibes message us with…
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    Music Production Guide 101

  • Music Business 101: Understanding Music Publishing with Renman U Lesson#10

    7 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Music Production Guide 101 Many people don’t know exactly what a Music Publisher does, or why they need one on their team of experts, that’s why this week on Renman U I’ll be covering everything you need to know about Music Publishing. [RenMan Live] The post Music Business 101: Understanding Music Publishing with Renman U Lesson#10 appeared first on Music Production Guide 101.
  • Music Production 101: Renman U Lesson #8-How to Market & Promote Your Music

    28 Mar 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Music Production Guide 101 On today’s lesson we talked about Marketing and Promotion with a focus on what indy artists can do to promote their music without a pocketful of money. We discussed the key elements of a marketing plan including getting the music right, presentation of your visuals (photo and vids), identifying your customers, touring, publicity, distribution, radio promotion, online marketing and more. Check below for shortcuts to today’s topics. Get your pencil ready and start watching. 1:20-First timers-What is Renman U? 7:45-Overview to Marketing & Promotion 8:52-What…
  • Music Business 101: Renman U-Session #5: Organizing Your Business

    19 Feb 2014 | 11:46 am
    Music Production Guide 101 In today’s session we’re going to talk about some of the key contracts and agreements you will likely come across if you are doing something big in the music business. We talk about 4 key agreements including Band Agreement, Management Agreements, Recording Agreements and Music Publishing Agreements. Renman will be joined by top music attorney Gary Gilbert who is Partner and Co-Chair, Entertainment &Media for Manatt, one of top entertainment and media legal firms. [Renman] The post Music Business 101: Renman U-Session #5: Organizing Your Business appeared…
  • Music Business 101: Renman Building Your Professional Team

    10 Feb 2014 | 4:24 am
    Music Production Guide 101 Great video on the ins and out of the music industry. Online Music university by Renman The post Music Business 101: Renman Building Your Professional Team appeared first on Music Production Guide 101.
  • Music Business 101: Robert Greene Talks Rap & Business

    17 Jun 2013 | 8:48 am
    Music Production Guide 101 Robert Greene just might be your favorite rapper’s favorite writer, but if you saw him on the street, you’d never guess that the best-selling author would have had any impact on hip-hop. A tall, soft-spoken 53-year-old, Greene looks like kind of guy you’d guess was teaching a college course, not teaching rappers, Wall Street types, and Hollywood executives about the ways of the world. But in 1998, when he published his best selling book, The 48 Laws of Power, he became the unlikeliest of hip-hop heroes. Greene went on to write several successful books…
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  • Y Y Z – Video + Audio

    Carter Biel
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    Y – . – -  Y – . – -  Z – - . . by: Rush // Guitar played by The Lofty Oaks So I tackled a difficult new challenge recently. First I learned the song parts. That was no easy chore. I searched for a suitable drum and bass track because I can not play those parts at all. Then I recorded the guitar tracks. Once complete with the audio mix down I set the whole thing to video imagery that depicted the Toronto Airport ( Y Y Z ), Morse code and the coming home theme that inspired the song in the first place. Once again, Thanks to the band Rush for creating such a…
  • Digitech RP-360XP – A Review of Gear

    Carter Biel
    22 Mar 2014 | 5:09 pm
    New Gear Without a Steep Learning Curve I only review gear that I actually buy and use. Unfortunately with a daughter getting married and many other day-to-day life expenses guitar gear gets pushed back down the list of necessary expenses. However I did squeak in a small Christmas present for the home studio. I felt like it was time for some new tones. Nothing like some new gear to spark the creative juices. I was told that I would get more page views if I included some pictures…… Click to view slideshow. After some semi-extensive research I landed on the Digitech RP-360XP. I…
  • The Atlas Vertebra – A new song from The Lofty Oaks

    Carter Biel
    25 Feb 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Filed under: General Music Posts Tagged: New Music
  • A New Rush Cover Song – Video

    Carter Biel
    27 Jan 2014 | 6:40 am
    A cover of the wonderful but lesser known instrumental gem by Rush found on the Counterparts Album. All guitars are played by me and the bass is played by my friend in Canada, Guy “Geezer” Dagenais.Filed under: Videos Tagged: Cover Song, Leave That Thing Alone, Music Video, Rush (band)
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    After The Show

  • The Rebel Light

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    The Rebel Light released a really nice cover of “Be My Baby” — it stays true to The Ronettes/Phil Spector original, and adds some Beach Boy vibes:
  • Math & Physics Club

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    “Jimmy Had A Polaroid” by Seattle-based band Math & Physics Club:
  • Real Estate on Late Show

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Real Estate played “Talking Backwards” on the Late Show with David Letterman — this performance is slightly slower than the album version of the song:
  • Cover: “Lion’s Mane”

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    “Lion’s Mane” (by Iron & Wine) covered by Stacy from Eisley. I think it’s just a simple Garageband recording: Want more Eisley? Check out our interview with Stacy/Eisley from last year.
  • “Let It Rain”

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    “Let It Rain” by Tilly & The Wall:
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  • Okore on course in recovery

    Paul Gulley
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    Jores Okore: Aston Villa defender hopes to be fit for start of next season Aston Villa defender Jores Okore is confident that he will recover from his injury in time for the start of next season. The 21-year-old centre-back has been on the sidelines since mid-September after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury in his right knee. The Denmark international, who joined Villa from Nordsjaelland last summer, has now stated that he expects to return to full fitness for the 2014-15 campaign. “It (the recovery) is going well right now,” he told BT. “I am doing…
  • Wenger pleased with Hull win

    Delphine Jackson
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    Arsene Wenger was pleased with Arsenal’s attacking threat during his sides 3-0 win at Hull. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was pleased with his side’s performance as a double from Lukas Podolski and one from Aaron Ramsey secured a 3-0 win at Hull City. Ramsey, on his first Premier League start since returning from injury, opened the scoring after 31 minutes when he fired past Steve Harper, before Podolski added a second with an emphatic finish just before the break. The Germany international added his second of the afternoon – his fourth in two games – early on in the…
  • Watkinson: Not ideal timing

    Maeve Olmstead
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    Peter Moores: Departure gives Lancashire a void to fill Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson admits the timing of Peter Moores’ departure has been far from ideal for the Old Trafford club. Moores was appointed as England’s new head coach on Saturday, just three weeks into the new county season. He remains in charge for Lancashire’s match with Warwickshire this week, but will then begin his England duties. Watkinson, who is a former Lancashire coach himself, and captain Glen Chapple are expected to fill the void in the short term, whilst the club’s decides how…
  • Celebrities Tweet their Easter Wishes

    Vanesa Averett
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    Not wanting to leave their biggest supporters out, stars took to Twitter to share their Easter greetings. Here is what they had to say: Katy Perry: “I hope the internet is ready for the onslaught of “stoned” easter bunny jokes tomorrow.” Kerry Washington: “Happy Easter! Blessings to all! Xo” Neil Patrick Harris: “It’s Easter and 4/20? The Reece’s Peanut Butter Egg must be quite the desirable commodity today!” Lucy Hale: “Happy Easter everyone” LeAnn Rimes: “Happy Easter 2014! Blessings and renewal on this glorious…
  • ‘Game Of Thrones’: 7 Predictions For The Purple Wedding Aftermath

    Gwendolyn Patel
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    Warning: Spoilers for last week’s totally insane “Game of Thrones” are ahead! If the lesson wasn’t already clear, it certainly is now: Weddings in Westeros are dangerous affairs. Last week, the King of the Seven Kingdoms, Joffrey Baratheon, choked and died in an awful display of blood and vomit. Awful, and awesome. It’s one of the first true occasions for celebration on “Game of Thrones,” as the show is best known for killing off heroic characters in tragic twists of fate. For once, the bad guys paid the price, and it was glorious. But now that…
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  • More Surprise RnB Albums May Be On The Horizon

    rnb muse
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    The surprise release of Beyonce’s fifth album in December 2013 caused a real stir in the music world. It was such a raging success that she made history by becoming the first ever woman to hit Number 1 with her first five albums. Selling 465,000 copies in its first week on iTunes, it shattered all […]
  • Rita Ora Busy With 50 Shades And Her Forthcoming Album

    rnb muse
    24 Feb 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Rita Ora has been an incredibly busy woman lately. She’s been starring in 50 Shades of Grey’s sexy adopted sister. She is also contributing music to the film’s soundtrack. Don’t expect to hear the Ora that you’re used to, however, because she has said that the vision for the film soundtrack is totally different from what […]
  • R. Kelly Fans Excited By The 57 Unreleased Chapters of ‘Trapped In The Closet’

    rnb muse
    21 Jan 2014 | 3:55 pm
      Kelly fans have recently been excited to discover that he has a whopping 57 chapters of rap opera ‘Trapped in the Closet’. When it was released in 2005, no one could have anticipated how big it would become. With 33 chapters already out (the last having been released last year) the new 57 chapters […]
  • The Best RnB Albums of 2013

    rnb muse
    31 Dec 2013 | 4:30 am
    2013 has been a great year for R&B music. We have had Eminem releasing another great album, and a summer of listening to Blurred Lines and wondering what it really was about. Then there is also the secret album released by Beyoncé this year. It has been said that R&B is evolving, with sounds influenced […]
  • The Best RnB Clubs in London 2013

    rnb muse
    5 Nov 2013 | 7:49 am
    Got the groove for RnB? Browse our latest guide of the hottest RnB clubs in London. Whether you like to chill or rocking to the beats of RnB or even snack on your night out, there’s something here for everyone.  Get your groove on! Shaka Zulu User Ratings on ViewLondon: 3 stars Shaka Zulu is […]
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    livemusicTO - Blog

  • Theory Of A Deadman Return With Long Awaited 5th Album 'SaVages" on July 8th

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    604 Records/Universal Music Canada announced recording artist Theory Of A Deadman will release their highly anticipated fifth studio album “SaVages”. The new album follows 2011’s chart-topping “THE TRUTH IS…” and will be available everywhere on July 8th. Preceding the release of “SaVages” is the fiery new single, “Drown,” a snippet of which can be heard above.  Produced by longtime collaborator Howard Benson (Halestorm, My Chemical Romance), “Drown” arrives at multi-format rock radio outlets across North…
  • Festival D’Été De Québec Unveils Line-Up (July 3 To 13, 2014)

    11 Apr 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Festival d’été de Québec is thrilled to unveil this year’s diverse line-up. Headliners include; Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, The Killers, Bryan Adams, Snoop Dogg, Journey, Steve Miller Band, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, Daniel Lanois, A$AP Rocky, Cypress Hill, Gogol Bordello, St.Vincent, John Mayall, Serena Ryder, Tegan and Sara and more. FEQ General Manager Daniel Gélinas is excited to share the big news, “We are all very proud of the great programming. Long-time music fans, those with a thirst for discovery, those who follow…
  • NEW MUSIC: iSH - Light Up

    1 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    iSH releases his major label debut EP titled UP & UP and the music video for his new single Light Up feat Daniel Richter from Eleven Past One. Purchase from iTunes below and check out the video! Have new music you'd like to share with us? Go here
  • Canada's R&B / Pop Sensation JRDN Takes Home 2014 Juno Award

    31 Mar 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Photo Credit: CARAS / iPhoto Last night at the 2014 JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards, Halifax's JRDN took home new hardware for his smash hit single, "Can't Choose" ft. Kardinal Offishall, in the category of R&B / Soul Recording of the Year.  This first-ever JUNO Award win follows the February release of his self-titled EP (Kuya Productions / Fontana North)  and a 25 date cross-country tour with Canadian Pop / Rock group, Hedley.  "I am still in shock right now over winning this award," says JRDN. "A lot of hard work, heart and soul has gone into the past few…
  • Dean Brody Wins JUNO Award For Country Album of the Year

    31 Mar 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Canadian Country star Dean Brody earns his first JUNO Award forCountry Album of the Year at last night's JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony in Winnipeg. Nominated for the third time in his career, Brody's fourth album, Crop Circles(Open Road Recordings / Universal Music Canada) soared to the top of the charts upon release this past November. The award-winning album is available via ITUNES.CA.  "I'm so proud of the team around me, its been a long journey and I feel like this win is for all of us," says Dean Brody. "Years from now I'll look back on this as one of…
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    Eat Yo BeatsEat Yo Beats

  • Setsuko (節子)

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    Click here to read the full story: ACID TED Instrumental hip hop was a thing back at the turn of thee millennium. Coming out of trip hop and going into ambient. Labels like Grand Central and artists like Aim. I loved Cold Water Music. But then things went a bit coffee table in one direction and bombastic in another. But Irregular Expression has brought it back with this lovely track Setsuko. Hip hop beats crunch away in the background whilst flutes, violins and birdsong allow the track to float along. Quite lovely. Free download:…

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Click here to read the full story: Good Music All DayZHU, the mysterious producer that has taken the internet by storm finally releases his full length EP on iTunes. With three new unheard tracks, ZHU makes it apparent that he is here to stay. Touching on the ambient sounds and adding in amazing synth production this LA based producer has created quite the project here with his “NIGHTDAY” EP release. If you missed any of his previous releases be sure to check them out on Soundcloud and don’t forget to follow him on Twitter for future releases. Enjoy. Download via iTunes: ZHU…
  • Futuristic – Dirty Chucks (Official Video)

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    Click here to read the full story: Good Music All DayFuturistic is always one we get excited for when it comes to releases. Here he links up with Jakob Owens again for a dope music video for his new single “Dirty Chucks”. Taking it back to the same location as his “F*ck You Mean” video, this black and white shot visual is nothing but amazing. Futuristic has really solidified himself in the rap game and we couldn’t be more proud of him and all his success. Be on the look out for Futuristic’s upcoming project “Traveling Local” dropping this…
  • Pierre Grall – Access EP

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Click here to read the full story: ACID TED It’s been a little while since we had anything from Sweden’s 12-3 Recordings. Here’s Pierre Grall with Access EP. I’m used to 12-3 Recordings’ smooth house approach. So, this release is a bit of a shock. There’s a heaviness and a bruising edge to the house. Access is built around the bass, some hi-tempo drums that could come from a jungle track and a ragga sample. An initially confusing concoction, this is an interesting approach. Eseehc (cheese backwards?) takes a more rave approach with the cascading drums and…
  • What’s going on Easter Sunday? (4/20, Joey Bada$$, Delicate Steve, Goatwhore, Inc, Dead Brunch, Lip Talk & more)

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Delicate Steve, Dustin Wong, Deradoorian @ Baby's All Right Pasta lovers rejoice, as there is some gourmet noodling going on tonight with mostly-instrumental group Delicate Steve, the exquisite loop pedal work of Dustin Wong and Dirty Projectors/Avey Tare associate Deradoorian. Joey Bada$$, Lil Bibby, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Black Dave, Mick Jenkins, Kris Kasanova, Shakespeare @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Happy 4/20! (I mean Easter.)…
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    20 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Click here to read the full story: Good Music All DayZHU, the mysterious producer that has taken the internet by storm finally releases his full length EP on iTunes. With three new unheard tracks, ZHU makes it apparent that he is here to stay. Touching on the ambient sounds and adding in amazing synth production this LA based producer has created quite the project here with his “NIGHTDAY” EP release. If you missed any of his previous releases be sure to check them out on Soundcloud and don’t forget to follow him on Twitter for future releases. Enjoy. Download via iTunes: ZHU…
  • Futuristic – Dirty Chucks (Official Video)

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    Click here to read the full story: Good Music All DayFuturistic is always one we get excited for when it comes to releases. Here he links up with Jakob Owens again for a dope music video for his new single “Dirty Chucks”. Taking it back to the same location as his “F*ck You Mean” video, this black and white shot visual is nothing but amazing. Futuristic has really solidified himself in the rap game and we couldn’t be more proud of him and all his success. Be on the look out for Futuristic’s upcoming project “Traveling Local” dropping this…
  • Pierre Grall – Access EP

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Click here to read the full story: ACID TED It’s been a little while since we had anything from Sweden’s 12-3 Recordings. Here’s Pierre Grall with Access EP. I’m used to 12-3 Recordings’ smooth house approach. So, this release is a bit of a shock. There’s a heaviness and a bruising edge to the house. Access is built around the bass, some hi-tempo drums that could come from a jungle track and a ragga sample. An initially confusing concoction, this is an interesting approach. Eseehc (cheese backwards?) takes a more rave approach with the cascading drums and…
  • What’s going on Easter Sunday? (4/20, Joey Bada$$, Delicate Steve, Goatwhore, Inc, Dead Brunch, Lip Talk & more)

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Delicate Steve, Dustin Wong, Deradoorian @ Baby's All Right Pasta lovers rejoice, as there is some gourmet noodling going on tonight with mostly-instrumental group Delicate Steve, the exquisite loop pedal work of Dustin Wong and Dirty Projectors/Avey Tare associate Deradoorian. Joey Bada$$, Lil Bibby, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Black Dave, Mick Jenkins, Kris Kasanova, Shakespeare @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Happy 4/20! (I mean Easter.)…
  • Report: Gwen Stefani to Join ‘The Voice’ All News
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Click here to read the full story: All NewsGwen Stefani is set to join the coaches' panel on The Voice Us Weekly reports A source confirmed to the magazine that the No Doubt singer has signed on to take a seat on the NBC show for its upcoming seventh season and that the "contract is now done" Read an Excerpt...
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    Maestro Musicians

  • Announcing Music Lessons in West Newton!

    Daniel Broniatowski
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    Hear ye, hear ye! The Maestro Musicians Academy has just teamed up with the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association to offer music lessons in West Newton, starting this summer! The Academy specializes in violin, piano, viola, cello, and voice lessons for ages 4-104. According to artistic director Dr. Daniel Broniatowski, the new location will enable […] Related Posts: Our Music Lessons Announcing Our New Website! Our Endorsement From Mayor Warren Home Frequently Asked Questions The post Announcing Music Lessons in West Newton! appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
  • Music and Ham Radio

    Daniel Broniatowski
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    Dear readers, Many of you do not know that in addition to being a professional musician, I am also an amateur radio operator. Ordinarily, I do not mix my hobbies with my business but after having literally spoken to so many musicians on the air, I thought that it would be a great idea to […] Related Posts: Music Lessons and Engineering Newsletter Archives Music – A Uniquely Human Experience Classical Music and the Internet Meet Watertown’s Maestro Musicians! The post Music and Ham Radio appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
  • Podcast With Sarah Dukes

    Daniel Broniatowski
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    On Sunday afternoon March 24, I had the privilege of interviewing Brooklyn-based composer/pianist Sarah Dukes. I am fascinated by her music and her creativity and am sure you will be too. Sarah has the gift of being able to directly translate her emotions into sound at the piano. Have a listen for yourself by clicking […] Related Posts: Podcast With Hsin-Chieh (Claire) Lin Podcast With Lindsay Straw Podcast With Roy Sonne Exploring Joseph Achron Why Music? The post Podcast With Sarah Dukes appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
  • Playing the Violin Like a Singer

    Daniel Broniatowski
    21 Mar 2014 | 1:01 pm
    I was reading the blog of Pittsburgh-based violinist Roy Sonne and came across a fantastic article called “How can I play like a singer?” Those of you who have listened to our podcast interview of violinist Roy Sonne know that his wife is a professional singer and that Mr. Sonne has accompanied many vocalists in […] Related Posts: Podcast With Roy Sonne The Benefits of Music Lessons The Purpose of Music Lessons Instrumental Music Instruction and the Brain Learning How to Play as an Individual The post Playing the Violin Like a Singer appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
  • Bloch Vidui – Unaccompanied

    Daniel Broniatowski
    10 Mar 2014 | 6:46 am
          Related Posts: Lindsay and David’s Wedding Music Lessons and Engineering Learning to Play the Violin 3/3 Communication Through Music Location The post Bloch Vidui – Unaccompanied appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
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    Record Shops

  • Song of the Day

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black LightningToday's Song of the Day is my favorite Richard Thompson song - Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning.  This is a live version that shows the true guitar virtuosity of Thompson, and showcases both his singing and songwriting ability.  A great folk song that tells the tragic love story about two lovers and a motorcycle - the Vincent Black Lightning.  The song first appeared on his Rumor and Sigh album in 1991.
  • Song of the Day

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Beatles - TaxmanIt's April 15, so there can only be one Song of the Day, the Beatles - Taxman.  From the superb Revolver album in 1966, this was one of the first George Harrison songs I really liked.  A good guitar riff, with George singing lead.  The lyrics make reference to a British super tax of that day, where certain incomes were taxed at 95%.  Aren't politicians grand?Hope you've already filed.
  • Tunes - Voorhees New Jersey

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    Tunes  -  Voorhees New JerseyOpenAfter a wedding in New Jersey, went to check out the local record store scene.  Found Tunes, which is a chain of about 6 stores.  This one had a decent selection of records, reasonably priced.  Picked up some good records, Willie Nile's first record, a Mother Earth, and Art Blakey and the Messenger's Mosaic on Blue Note.  Happy hunting.              
  • Song of the Day

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Heard It Thru The GrapevineToday's song of the day is one of my favorite Soul songs, Heard it Thru the Grapevine.  Here, we feature the version by Creedence Clearwater Revival - Heard It Thru The Grapevine  This is an abbreviated version of what appears on the album Cosmo's Factory (1970), where the song clocks in at a full 11 minutes.  But this is a nice video, featuring the band and enough of the Fogerty's excellent guitar solo so you get the idea of what he was going for.Of course, there are many excellent versions of this song from the Motown…
  • Song of the Day

    5 Apr 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Maniac - Michael Sembello (FlashdanceThis song is a guilty pleasure.  You shouldn't like it.  Your friends shouldn't know you like it.  You shouldn't be seen playing it.  But you like it anyhow.  Maniac - Michael Sembello (Flashdance)Don't worry, by You Tube's current count - so do 11 million others.  So go ahead, give it a listen.  You know you want to.
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    Hitbanger - Nigerian Music

  • Papito Java – Like That

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
  • Kingdom – Brown Sugar (Prod. By Selez)

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
  • VIDEO: B-Red – Iwaju

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    Fresh from the Davido & HKN US/Canada Tour, here’s the official video for HKN act B-Red‘s latest single < strong>“Iwaju”. This song dropped almost exactly 2 months ago, and the reception has been massive since then. With that in mind, it was only a matter of time before we’d get the visuals. After watching this entertaining video, you’d have to be a huge risk-taker to bet against this song becoming a hit in the coming weeks/months. Enjoy. Directed by Clarence Peters. The post VIDEO: B-Red – Iwaju appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • Poe – Gbe Si Le

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
  • Ada – Praise Jam

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    “Praise Jamz” is fresh off Ada‘s very successful Double Disc Sophomore Album “Lifted & So Fly” released November 15, 2013 which sold almost 20,000 units within it’s first week of release. AUDIO DOWNLOAD The post Ada – Praise Jam appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
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    GOT A UKULELE - Uke blog for the beginner

  • But That's Not On The Songsheet! Get Out Of Your Ukulele Rut

    Barry Maz
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Time for another ukulele rant. Well, like other rants on Got A Ukulele, actually more of a discussion piece to promote some debate and hopefully inspire someone. This time, do you want to move away from up down up down ukulele boredom?OK, OK, I can hear the angst growing, and that opening was deliberately incendiary, but do read on... I have been meaning to write this piece for some time, and actually decided not to. But then I thought about it  and spoke to several players in clubs who thought it would be healthy and welcomed. ( I hope you folks were right!!). The aim is simple - how do…
  • Mobius Ukulele Strap - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Ahhh, ukulele straps... if ever there was a subject to divide opinion. Readers of my blog will know mine - want to use a strap, then use a strap! I do! I have been aware of this particular product for some time now, but only recently got around to having a closer look at one. The Mobius Strap.The mobius uses a simple but clever bit of mathematics based on the 'mobius ring' to create a support system for the uke that I must say, is pretty decent.The strap consists of simple bit of webbing as used in so many straps with velcro closures on the ends. But the closures don't match in a way that…
  • Lanikai LUTU-21C 'TunaUke' Concert Ukulele REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    A new one for me in the review stakes. Despite having owned Lanikai ukes, and having regularly recommended them, I found I had not actually reviewed one. Therefore was delighted when Leon from Lanikai got in touch asking me to take a look at this new development. The LUTU-21C TunaUke.I have a lot of respect for Lanikai in many ways. They don't purport to make the worlds best ukuleles, but they do make some fine and reliable beginner instruments. They also do a lot of work in pushing boundaries and developing new ideas, such as their USB instrument. In this case, Lanikai have focussed on one…
  • The Burning Glass - Air Of Grandeur - Ukulele Carnage!

    Barry Maz
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    Got this tune stuck in my head. Warning now - contains scenes of ukulele carnage.That said, I can think of a fair few junk ukuleles on the market that I would happily do this to....( DIRECT LINK )copyright
  • Schoenhut Oak Mahogany Ukulele REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:59 am
    Straight up with another ukulele review so quickly after the last. Doing so as this one is putting the cat amongst the pigeons on social media and a few people are keen to see my thoughts. The Schoenhut Oak Mahogany Ukulele.The instrument is part of their 5400 series which also comes in several other designs, and retail for about £35 over here in the UK. It sure is a striking uke design, but striking to me because it is a direct (and I mean direct) copy of the Flea ukulele designed by the Magic Fluke Company in the USA. The Schoenhut is made in China. Is that cool? I don't think so, but this…
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    Celebrity Examiner

  • Man shot after responding to Instagram party in Rocklin

    Randy Miramontez
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am
    ROCKLIN, CA – A late night message went out on the popular social website, Instagram, on Friday, regarding a party at a home located on the 1600 block of Abilene Circle in Rocklin. However, when two separate groups showed up and saw the house was dark, things turned ugly. According to the Rocklin Police Department, officers responded to the home just before midnight on Friday, after receiving reports of shots fired. When officers arrived on scene, they located one male victim in the street with a gunshot wound to his foot. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. A…
  • Distracted driver kills teen injures 3 others

    Randy Miramontez
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    MANTECA, CA – A 14-year-old boy is dead and three others were hospitalized Saturday after a distracted driver slammed into a group of people. According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal crash happened last night near the intersection of Yosemite Avenue and Comconex Road in Manteca. Investigators said a group of four teens, ranging in age from 14 to 16-years-old, were walking along the north shoulder of Yosemite Avenue just after 1 a.m. Saturday, when 19-year-old Mia Aguiar plowed into the group with her vehicle. Read: Man dies after distracted driving Officers said, Aguiar became…
  • Man killed teen injured in Fairfield shooting

    Randy Miramontez
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    FAIRFIELD, CA – Officers were called to the NorthBay Medical Center after two gunshot victims went to the emergency room of the hospital with gunshot wounds. According to the Fairfield Police Department, when officers arrived just before 11 p.m. Saturday, they found out that one of the victims, a 27-year-old man from Fairfield, had died from his wounds. The second victim, a 15-year-old boy, was treated for a gunshot wound in the shoulder. He was later released from the hospital. Detectives from the Special Operations Team responded to the scene and the Homicide investigation is on-going.
  • Sac Metro has busy Saturday morning

    Randy Miramontez
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA –  Sacramento fire crews were kept busy Saturday morning after three blazes were reported within six hours of each other. The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department said, that just after 4 a.m. Saturday, the first of three fires was reported in Citrus Heights. The fire was located at a closed-down mini mart at Auburn Blvd. and Sandalwood Drive. Fire crews were told that transients frequently inhabited the building, so crews searched the building for potential victims, while putting out the fire. The interior was completely filled with smoke and crews were able to…
  • Escaped convicts captured near Plymouth

    Randy Miramontez
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Johnny Maciel IONE, CA – The two inmates who escaped from Mule Creek State Prison in Amador County earlier this week were found by a rancher on Saturday morning. According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the pair was taken into custody at about 8:20 a.m. on Saturday, after a rancher spotted the two sitting near the intersection of Willow Creek and Highway 16 in Plymouth. The same area authorities believed them to be hiding. On Wednesday April 16, 21-year-old Patrick Raines and 37-year-old Johnny Maciel, escaped fomr Mule Creek State Prison at around…
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    Bnovamusic | The Home of Bossa Nova

  • Samba Soul of Lilian Vieira

    24 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Lilian Vieira is a Brazilian-Dutch singer who carries the power of Samba-Soul with her. Born in Brazil , a former nursing student found her calling in singing. Growing up in a musical household where there would musical get-togethers on the weekends  Lilian found a particular liking to the genre Samba-Soul. Lilian Viera Samba Soul is the music I listened to and enjoyed when I was 8, 9, 10 years old. I grew up with Jorge Ben, Banda Black Rio and loved it very much. In the late 80s she moved to the Netherlands with her husband and after leaving nursing school her musical career has flourished.
  • Stars join for Dorival Caymmi Album

    20 Mar 2014 | 6:35 am
    Three of the most iconic and influential musicians in Brazilian music have come together to help in celebrating the a century since the birth of the late great Dorival Caymmi (1914 -2008). Dorival Caymmi Along with Dorival’s children,  Nana , Dori and Danilo,  the talents of  Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and others, will come together to produce an album of Dorival’s greatest works. Along with the album there are plans to host a concert series in 2015 with the artists from the album taking part. Dorival Caymmi is an central figure in Brazilian music history.He…
  • Anogla’s Aline Frazão

    28 Feb 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hailing from Angola, Aline Frazão, is one of the major voices for bossa Nova in Africa Aline Frazao When the words “Bossa Nova”  is mentioned, the continent that comes to mind first is South America. This is a natural and perfectly rational response as Brazil, the home of bossa nova, is in South America. If one were to stretch Europe and North America may also be mentioned. Rarely, does one link this 20th century innovation to Africa. In that regard, Aline Aline Frazão, from the african nation of Angola, is a special case. Though not strictly a bossa nova artist her unique…
  • Maria Rita: Stepping out of her Mothers shadow

    21 Feb 2014 | 5:30 am
    Having a famous parent can be a gift and curse for any upcoming artist. Fortunately Maria Rita is a gifted singer herself Elis Regina was a renowned Brazilian singer considered by many critics, musicians and commentators to have been the best Brazilian singer of all time. Her resume shows an extensive list of several successful compositions and her 1974 collaboration with Antonio Carlos Jobim “Ellis and Tom” is often cited as one of the greatest Bossa Nova albums of all time. Maria Rita   It included “Aguas De Marcos” which is sometimes considered the all time…
  • Chega De Saudade

    14 Feb 2014 | 5:18 am
    Boss nova fans are very much aware that  the founding of the genre, at times has been attributed, to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius De Moraes, who are of legendary stature in the world of music . Chega De Saudade is often considered as the first recorded bossa nova song which was initially composed by Jobim and written by Vinicius and became a hit after Joao Gilberto released it as a single on an album of the same name.  The phrase itself which means ‘enough longing’ expresses an intense homesickness. Bossa Nova has managed to solidify an influence in New York and over the…
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    DJ Intheorious' Mixes

  • Spasibo 9 - Hiphop Summer Mix

    DJ Intheorious
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Long time no Hiphop mix. thought i gotta bring it back for the summer Here a selection of tunes im playing in Oceana Watford on a Friday. Tracklist coming soooon ;-) Enjoy
  • Fiction Romford Saturday Nights - intheorious

    DJ Intheorious
    23 Mar 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Promo mix for My Saturdays nights at Fiction in Romford EDM and Deep House in the mix! Tracklist Tujamo - Hey Mister - DJ Primetyme Hype Edit Run DMC - Its Like That - Intheorious Yee Bootleg MAKJ & Lil Jon - Let's Get F#cked Up - DJ Prestige Build Up Intro Paul Johnson vs Kronic - Get Down VS Hey Ho - Intheorious Bootleg New World Sound & Thomas Newson - Flute - Uberjak'd Remix Mightyfools - Footrocker Steve Aoki, Diplo, & Deorro - Freak DVBBS & Tony Junior - Immortal Martin Garrix - Proxy Calvin Harris - Summer Cavin Harris vs Hardwell - Bounce vs Fifteen - intheorious bootleg Showtek vs…
  • Twerk Mix 2014 - @djintheorious

    DJ Intheorious
    22 Feb 2014 | 3:20 am
    A nice Lil collection twerk tunes im playing in the club in a short burst mix!! Mashup Tracklist Major Lazer ft. Bruno Mars, Tyga, & Mystic - Bubble Butt - DJ Snake Remix (Dirty) Nick Cannon Feat. R Kelly - Gigolo (BASOMATIK REMIX) Lloyd Banks ft. Juelz Santana - Beamer, Benz or Bentley (Hem & Riizon Twerk Remix) Lil Jon - Outta Your Mind - Eric D-Lux Remix Yellow Claw - DJ Turn It Up (Dirty) GTA - Bola - Jordan Crisp Twerk Remix Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz - Talk Dirty - DJ Marvel & Ford Fairlane Hermetico Twerk Bootleg (Dirty) Sisqo - Thong Song - Tall Boys Twerk Remix Mya - Case Of The Ex -…
  • Spasibo 8 - Deep House

    DJ Intheorious
    8 Feb 2014 | 6:27 am
    This is Part One of MY new Spasibo Mix. Tracklist Sam Smith - Money On My Mind - MK Remix Le Youth - C O O L (Ben Pearce Remix) Leftwing & Kody - Lost (feat. Groove Addix) Jerome Price - Unbroken Rachel K Collier - Predictions - DJ S.K.T Remix Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Rather Be - The Magician Remix MK - Burning - vibe Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige - F For You - Mary J. Blige Remix Nibc & Life So Far - You Let Me Go Steve Silk Hurley - Jack Your Body (Doorly Club Rub) Don Diablo & Cid - Got Me Thinkin') S.E.F. - Dance The Night Away Danny T - Your Dancing Feet Shadow Child & Sinden - Get…
  • Spasibo 7 - EDM

    DJ Intheorious
    12 Jan 2014 | 10:36 am
    Some of the biggest tunes right now in the dance scene. mashups and bootlegs and originals.. Enjoy and asusual. Hit me on Twitter - DJintheorious iTunes - Intheorious Instagram - Intheorious thanks Tracklist Sub Focus - Turn Back Time Deorro - Yee Showtek ft. We Are Loud! & Sonny Wilson - Booyah - Lucky Date Remix 2 Live Crew - We Want Some P#ssy - Z&Z Remix (Dirty) Borgore ft. Waka Flocka Flame & Paige - Wild Out (Dirty) Zedd ft Foxes - Clarity - Tiesto Remix Showtek & Justin Prime - Cannonball New World Sound & Thomas Newson - Flute Deorro - Dechorro - DJ Primetyme Hype Edit MAKJ & M35 vs.
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  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    The ceremony of the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, may have been marked by the historical performance of Nirvana with Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, Lord and St. Vincent. Nirvana were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and were joined [&hellip(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
  • Metallica Tour Dates 2014 – Upcoming Concert List

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    Metallica returned to the stage for their first concert of 2014 in Bogota, Colombia, and offered fans a preview of their first new song, ‘The Lords of Summer’.   Metallica debuted a brand-new song, ‘The Lords of Summer,’ ( their first since 2008′s ‘Death Magnetic’ ) during the first concert of their ‘Metallica by Request’ [&hellip(Visited 40 times, 3 visits today)
  • Jack White 2014 New Album ‘Lazaretto’

    6 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Jack White is all set to release his second solo album, ‘Lazaretto,’ on June 10. He announced the news with a new instrumental song, called ‘High Ball Stepper.’ ‘Lazaretto’ is the follow-up to 2012′s ‘Blunderbuss,’ White’s solo debut filled with of rock, R&B, country and blues. The new album will be out June 10 via [&hellip(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)
  • The Best Led Zeppelin Wallpapers

    2 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
    Led Zeppelin were formed in London in 1968 and are usually credited with inventing heavy metal (this statement is understandable though not entirely true). Their scope was far wider than just being known as the inventor of whatsoever. The band wrote so many magnificent songs, they innovate in the sound in a large scale: never the [&hellip(Visited 377 times, 30 visits today)
  • European Music Festivals 2014

    30 Mar 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Best European Music Festivals for 2014 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, UK When: 25–29 June Price: £160 Headliners: Arcade Fire • Jack Whihte • Robert Plant • Pixies • Blondie • The Black Keys   Roskilde Festival Where: Roskilde, Denmark When: 29 June to 6 July Price: 255 € [&hellip(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)
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    Home of Hip Hop Videos & Rap Music, News, Video, Mixtapes & more

  • Soulja Boy – Fuck That Flo ft. Busta Rhymes

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Soulja Boy calls on Busta Rhymes for some help on a new record called, ‘Fuck That Flo,’ produced by Detail. This is taken from his new project ‘Super Dope’ out now on iTunes.
  • Gucci Mane & Young Thug – Young Thugga Mane La Flare (Mixtape)

    Brandon Wyche
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    With so many artists planning on releasing music on 4/20, Gucci Mane & Young Thug beats everyone to the punch. Early this morning they released their Young Thugga Mane La Flare mixtape. This project has thirteen tracks from both Gucci Mane & Young Thug. No features on the project besides PeeWee Longway. DOWNLOAD: Gucci Mane & Young Thug – Young Thugga Mane La Flare (Mixtape) Gucci Mane & Young Thug – Young Thugga Mane La Flare
  • Meek Mill & Omelly – 2014 HHS1987 Freestyle (Video)

    Brandon Wyche
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Here is HHS1987′s exclusive freestyle with MMG lieutenant and Dreamchasers general, Meek Mill. On the corner of 21st and Berks, Meek Mill spit over ten minutes of never before heard raps for the HHS1987 cameras. With the audio being played from his vehicle, Meek Mill is giving fans that classic Philly rap. Meek Mill shares the camera with Omelly who spits bars for the camera as well. Not for the haters, this is for motivational use only as Dreamchasers’ Takbar would say. Be on the lookout for Meek Mill, Omelly, Coon, & Takbar exclusive HHS1987 interview coming soon. This video…
  • Mimi & Nikko Talk About Their Sex tape, The Shower Rod Scene, Stevie J, Joseline & more (Video)

    Brandon Wyche
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    Mimi & Nikko of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta speak on their upcoming sex tape. The online stream is available 4/21 and the dvd drops on 4/28. The two talk about filming themselves as grown ups and the footage leaking. They talk about Stevie J feeltings, Joseline tweets, leaking footage of her self because Mimi has all of the buzz right now. The two stars also breakdown the infamous shower rod scene. Mimi talks about whats needed to replicate that position and more.
  • Nitty – O.G. Bobby Johnson Freestyle

    Brandon Wyche
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    Nitty releases his new freestyle over the “O.G. Bobby Johnson” beat along with Future’s instrumental. Be on the lookout for his new mix tape dropping May 3rd entitled Something To Prove 2 #MyGo.
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    The Record Stache

  • Irregular Expression – Setsuko

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:09 pm
    I have absolutely no backstory or info to share with you about Irregular Expression. Aside from that the producer is based out of San Diego. The music, though. The music is a story of its own. Setsuko is Irregular Expression’s latest release, and my first experience hearing the artist’s work. The production is absolutely beautiful. A simple, backing drum pattern allows the collection of instruments to float along with the beat. As the track progresses, the mood gradually evolves. What begins with the use of flutes, strings, and sounds of nature at some point becomes replaced…
  • Novo Amor – From Gold (Nokuit Remix)

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Nokuit is a new producer who, for the time being, is choosing to remain anonymous. I can respect that. For most of you, I’m just “Matt”. All that matters, is that Nokuit’s music sounds pretty amazing. Especially since midnight is quickly approaching. I’m currently listening to Novo Amor’s original version of From Gold for the first time, and I’d have to say that it’s a super dreamy piece of ambient folk. If you’re a fan of artists like Bon Iver, James Vincent McMorrow, and S. Carey definitely check out this guy. I’ll embed his…
  • The Sweet Five #80 & #81

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Yep. You read that correctly. I was working in Las Vegas last week, so The Sweet Five had to be put on hold. Instead of falling behind, I decided to combine last week’s post with this weeks into one ultimate line-up. If you’re sitting at your desk, at home – wherever and you need a mid week 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!   Alicia Keys featuring…
  • Ummagma – The Road to Lees

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    We are pleased to present you the premiere of the latest video by indie dreampop mavens Ummagma. Ummagma is a Canadian-Ukrainian duo known for pushing the boundaries of what is habitually known as dreampop by also blending in elements of other genres, including shoegaze, post-punk, alternative rock, synthpop, ethereal wave, prog rock, post-rock, ethno-folk rock and jazz. In “The Road to Lees”, we see them take this even further, immersing themselves in deliciously cut n’ drop indietronica with all kinds of flirtations meshed in here – field recordings, trip hop, funk and especially…
  • Q-Tip – Work It Out (Stint Remix)

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:32 pm
    As much as I love Q-Tip’s music, I’ve always disliked his single Work It Out. The chorus just hits my ears the wrong way and I can’t help but flinch. Thankfully, the Vancouver/LA based producer, Stint, did me a favor and put together this awesomely chill remix set to Q-Tip’s lyrics. Finally, I can actually appreciate Kamaal the Abstract’s signature flow on this song without have to worry about the piercing repetition of “Work it out. Hey! Hey! We get it in now.” Stint has made his ambient heavy remix of Work It Out available as a free download for two…
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  • Websites are easy to build… but challenging to get right.

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:08 am
    Adam Spencer from Musomania shares his thoughts on effective websites. With countless sites offering free website creation and other offering a ‘professional’ website for a small monthly fee it raises the question, what is a ‘professional’ website?  Is it a site that looks attractive or is it a site that actually builds your list, that enables you to move your fans through all of your remarkable content to a state of awe? The challenge is, most people start with the wrong end in mind. In this article I’m going to cover 3 essential points for musicians wanting…
  • Record Store Day. The Daydream Club – The Record Shop

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:07 am
    The Record Shop’ was written by The Daydream Club as a tribute to the golden years of vinyl and independent record stores. It reflects on the current state of the industry, noting the demise in value of the physical product in favour of digital technologies. This is a vinyl only release. The specially designed vinyl sleeve features photographs of independent UK record stores, and features previously unreleased track The Musician. Buy your copy here. To celebrate Record Store Day here is the full Last Shop Standing documentary. Click here to view the embedded video.
  • Jess Morgan – Langa Langa

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:16 am
    ‘Langa Langa’ is solo folk artist Jess Morgan’s latest offering, following on from ‘Aye Me’ which was released through a fan-funded Pledge Music campaign in 2012. Having just returned from a tour of Europe, an April/May tour of England is supporting the new release alongside an album launch in Jess’ home city of Norwich. Jess will be playing some of the most intimate venues around, from the bottom of Cornwall to The Isle of Man, allowing plenty of opportunity to catch her live. Summer dates are also expected soon alongside festival line ups. Visit her website for the latest live…
  • #MusicEverywhere – TV On The Radio

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    Recently we’ve started to see music everywhere. It appears that life provides a natural and continuous soundtrack. This feature is intended to use images captured during everyday life, to intrigue and inspire music discovery. Expect a random playlist of well-known, unknown and forgotten gems. If you want to get involved Tweet your suggestions to us @RightChordMusic using the hashtag #MusicEverywhere #MusicEverywhere – TV On The Radio
  • #MusicEverywhere The Knife

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    Recently we’ve started to see music everywhere. It appears that life provides a natural and continuous soundtrack. This feature is intended to use images captured during everyday life, to intrigue and inspire music discovery. Expect a random playlist of well known, unknown and forgotten gems. If you want to get involved Tweet your suggestions to us @RightChordMusic using the hashtag #MusicEverywhere #MusicEverywhere – The Knife
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  • Sustainable crops

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    One of the easiest and most important ways to fight climate change and all its worrisome consequences is to change the crops system worldwide. It is time to stop over-exploiting the soils and water resources and start growing sustainable crops. Instead of massive deforestations without control and reforestation for cattle, farmers must take advantage of every inch of land and every drop of water, optimizing harvests and profits. Livestock can be fed with more kinds of foodstuff than grass. If instead of having extensive meadows where cattle graze freely we grow alfalfa there, we will get…
  • Jazz Styles from Ragtime to European

    26 Dec 2012 | 11:14 am
    This is only a short overview, which means we will mention some musicians and bands that perform in a certain style, but there are many more who are not listed. They will receive the attention they deserve in articles about the individual jazz styles. Lets start with what some people call a precursor of jazz: Ragtime. Ragtime is documented as such  since 1895, when Ben Harney published the first ragtime composition. In ragtime music African rhythms can be recognized. So syncopation became popular and established itself as an important component of the jazz music language and also found its…
  • In Memoriam Ravi Shankar

    12 Dec 2012 | 5:53 pm
    Another great musician has passed away. Only a few days after the death of jazz pianist, arranger and composer Dave Brubeck left this world, indian-american sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar completed his life on earth at the age of 92. With his departure, India lost its most famous cultural embassador. Ravi Shankar had finished his sitar studies in 1944 and has been an active performer and composer from then on. In 1956, he began to tour the western world and contributed with his performing and teaching activities to increase the popularity of classical indian music in this part of the…
  • In Memoriam Dave Brubeck

    5 Dec 2012 | 10:52 pm
    A day before his 92nd birthday, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all times passed away on December 5, 2012: piano player and composer/arranger Dave Brubeck, the creator of inmortal songs like Take Five, Blue Rondo alla Turk, and many other compositions which became jazz standards every serious jazz musician knows and plays occasionally. Dave Brubeck’s received a classical piano education. His career began in 1951, when he appeared on the american jazz scene with his band called the Dave Brubeck Quartet. In the following 61 years he wrote about 400 jazz songs and released roughly…
  • Characters – The Lovable Traitor

    25 Nov 2012 | 6:18 pm
    In former articles of this series about standard characters for screen writing, we have talked about the smart guy character and the accidental pervert. While the smart guy serves different purposes such as permitting the author to explain complicated twists of the plot through the explanations the smart guy gives to the members of his reference group, the accidental pervert is a funny character whose actions usually are mistaken due to their possible appearance. Now we will discuss another frequent character: the loveable traitor. The lovable traitor is a charactar who usually belongs to the…
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    Ed Sullivan Show

  • 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…
  • Happy Holidays from The Ed Sullivan Show!

    5 Dec 2013 | 10:12 am
    Celebrate the holidays and make the gift-giving season unique & fun with The Ed Sullivan Show! We are offering great DVD discounts, including a “Beatles 50th Anniversary Special” in honor of The Fab Four’s legendary debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Make your holiday shopping fast and easy this year by finding wonderful gifts for the whole family at Check out our numerous DVD compilations, which include the most iconic artists from The Ed Sullivan Show such as Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, The Jackson 5, Topo Gigio and many more! Place your orders…
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    Weekly Music Commentary

  • A Long Way From Home

    Edward Reid
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Iggy AzaleaWhat are the odds that a teenager who loves hip-hop music will grow up to become a successful recording artist? 1 in a million? Or perhaps 1 in a billion? Most parents and friends of the youngster might offer what they feel is sager advice to develop a plan B, just in case the music career does not work out. Those odds get even larger as more extreme elements are added to the equation. What if the teen was from outside the US, like Australia? Some might say it would be impossible. However, those doubters may have not heard about Iggy Azalea. Her story seems improbable, but facing…
  • Relentless!

    Edward Reid
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:05 am
    Little MixIn the planning stage for this weeks’ article I wanted to find one word to describe sensational singing group Little Mix. My word needed to be one that not only defined the group, but also their impact upon the world’s music industry and fan base. The word would also help us understand the work ethic they have exhibited in their short career span. It came to me rather quickly, and so I titled this post with that word: Relentless! The adjective rightly describes the career story of Little Mix, a group of young women who competed on the eighth series of The X Factor reality show…
  • "Everything Must Change"

    Edward Reid
    30 Mar 2014 | 1:36 pm
    MiguelDo any of you remember the song that I used as the title of this weeks’ post? It was written by Bernard Ighner but covered by various artists. I’m most familiar with George Benson’s version. The lyrics give us an understanding of life and time. Both are continuously moving, never standing still. Just read and think about these words from the opening verse:Everything Must ChangeNothing stays the sameEveryone must changeNo one stays the sameYears ago I remember the band my dad played with performing this song as a friend and truly gifted singer made it her own. Even as a young boy I…
  • MC Lyte Innovates, Inspires and Still Makes Music

    Edward Reid
    23 Mar 2014 | 11:59 am
    MC LyteThere must be such a thrill in being first in your particular field. Recently I related to a friend an experience while working at a newspaper twenty years ago. I always had a very large and diverse client base, which included several entrepreneurs of technical service firms. One of my clients was a young man who worked as a computer technician. As he spoke with me about his company, he explained that he built websites. Remember, this was twenty years ago and so I asked, “What is a website?” Impressively, the young man defined websites and even explained in detail how they along…
  • Greater Expectations!

    Edward Reid
    16 Mar 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Candice GloverAll musicians reside within a large community. Whether you know it or not, if you are a musician you share something special with other musicians. Throughout my days recording and arranging music, I continuously worked and associated with other musicians. We shared similar experiences and mutually enjoyed the interaction.  The community is much smaller in places like here in Miami where everyone knows about fellow musicians and their work. As I started to work in the newspaper industry, I still seemed to gravitate toward those fellow musicians, and definitely music…
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    Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Music Production Blog

  • The Who "Pinball Wizard" Isolated Guitars

    Bobby Owsinski
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    If you grew up playing in bar bands back in the 70s/80s, chances are you played "Pinball Wizard," the seminal hit from The Who's Tommy rock opera. But how many of us actually played it correctly?Take a listen to the isolated acoustic and electric guitar parts in the song. Here's what to listen for.1. There are two acoustic guitars, one playing the low 8th note pedal note on the intro parts, which then doubles the other acoustic during the strumming.2. The electric guitar, which plays on the intro, first verse and chorus.3. Take notice how the electric drops out in the second verse, and one of…
  • An Interview With Bassy Bob Brockman

    Bobby Owsinski
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    “Bassy” Bob Brockman has a wide range of awards and credits, including more than 30 Grammy nominations with two wins, and an Oscar nomination. His many credits include Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight, Faith Hill, Korn, Christina Aguilera, P Diddy, Santana, and Sting among many others. In this excerpt from The Mixing Engineer's Handbook 3rd edition, Bob discusses what he uses for plugins and his use of the mix buss compressor."Can you hear the final product in your head when you begin to mix?Yeah, probably. I think that I probably make some subconscious and non-verbal…
  • 3 Advanced Techniques For Miking An Acoustic Guitar

    Bobby Owsinski
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Figure 1: Miking the guitar neck and bodyMany times it's surprising the difference an extra mic can make when miking an instrument. A second mic can add depth and ambiance even without resorting to a stereo configuration, which can be perfect for the right track. Here are 3 techniques for using two mics when recording an acoustic guitar, culled from The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook that I wrote with my good buddy Rich Tozzoli."The use of a second microphone on an acoustic guitar opens up numerous tonal options. Remember, the sound does not come from the soundhole alone; it’s a combination…
  • Can This Be The Speaker Breakthrough We've Been Waiting For?

    Bobby Owsinski
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Loudspeaker technology hasn't changed all that much since Alexander Graham Bell invented the first speaker in 1876. Sure it's evolved to become much more efficient with a flatter and wider frequency response, but we're still talking about the same coil of wire mounted to a diaphragm that moves through a magnetic field that was used 138 years ago. Electrostatic loudspeakers were introduced in 1959 and while they remain the darling of audiophile set, can't take the beating of professional use and have an inherent low frequency response problem.But that all could change thanks to a new…
  • New Music Gear Monday: Sonnet xMac Pro Server Expansion Chassis

    Bobby Owsinski
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Ever since the latest Apple Mac Pro was announced, it's been looked upon with a combination of lust and apprehension. The lust comes from the fact that the unit is a beast of a performer that should make any DAW fly like it's on steroids, but the apprehension comes from it's shape and the fact that the only connectivity is via USB or Thunderbolt. Those of us with legacy PCI cards are just out of luck. Or are we?Sonnet has introduced a new chassis called the xMac Pro Server that allows you to easily rack-mount the new "trash can" Mac Pro, provides 3 PCI slots for those legacy cards that you…
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  • VLMA- Slime

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The a-side of VLMA's Broken Teeth EP showed that the Baltimore-birthed trio like to mold scuzzy guitar riffs, merciless drumming, and throaty yet melodic vocals into dirty punk anthems. The b-side of the EP showed a similar ethos, but revealed a more comfortable VLMA who expanded their riffs and instrumental breakdowns while flexing even stronger melodies than before (listen to "Feel Myself" below). If those two doses of their DIY rock didn't make you a believer, give their latest song "Slime" a spin.Broken Teeth side 2 by VLMASLIME by VLMA "Slime" snakes around surf and…
  • Ted Nguyent- My Body Is A Temple of Doom Video + Don't Vote Vinyl Pre-Order

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    I immediately had a Brett Rambo reaction to Philly trio Ted Nguyent releasing their latest album, Don't Vote, on vinyl. It's one of the top records released so far this year and deserves your ears if you haven't already given them up. Set to release in June, Don't Vote will be released by Ranch Records and will be available to pre-order this coming Friday (April 18th) via their web store.Don't Vote by Ted NguyentThe press release contains good nuggets worth copy/pasting, so read up after you soak up a blurb from our early-adoptive review in January. ...full of jittery, guitar-driven…
  • Geronimo!- 1000 Realities

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    1000 Realities is the second look into Geronimo!'s forthcoming album, Cheap Trick (May 13th, Exploding in Sound Records).  It isn't as brash and in-your-face as Mr. President, but a heavy supply of flawless, morphing guitar tones remain while the band serves up a fresh take on 90s fuzz punk. If the infectious “I’m just a palm tree swayin’ in a hurricane” hook doesn't get you, just wait until the song takes a sharp left into swirling squalls and shouts of “It’s hard to see the future” before Kelly Johnson manipulates his guitar into spurting out dizzying…
  • Margy Pepper- Deep Water Dark Water

    10 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    I've been listening to a lot of Margy Pepper this week.The Olympia-based trio are three releases in since their inception in 2011, but their latest album Deep Water Dark Water is the most focused. It's a dark pop album full of moody atmospheres created by grinding guitar fuzz, stripped-down drumming, and hardhearted vocals that sound apathetic and buoyant at the same time.Deep Water Dark Water by Margy Pepper Deep Water Dark Water by Margy PepperThey remind me of a drearier Butter the Children on this album: punchy female-led post-punk played under a black cloud, reflecting their habitat…
  • Dirty River- Dark Summer + Ticket

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Some call it lo-fi slacker rock, some call it stoner blues, I recently came up with "indi(fferent) rock." All of these ridiculous sub-genres work when trying to describe NY trio Dirty River's dusty sound that consists of Forrest Hackenbrock's drugged, deadpan delivery and his band's stark rhythms. Dirty River- Dirty River by Dirty RiverDirty River- Dirty River by Dirty RiverThe next two streams/free downloads they have for you are "Dark Summer," with it's dirty, coiling groove that snakes around doped vocals high off regrets in a relationship gone sour and, "Ticket," an attempt at…
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    The Paper Masque

  • Podcast – Episode 22: Enter Roy McDouchepickle

    Stephen Wilger
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Click here to listen to “Enter Roy McDouchepickle” Image courtesy of Wikipedia In this episode, hosts Stephen and Tom return after a short hiatus and deconstruct a few songs by the pop groups Hot Chelle Rae and Owl City with the help of a new friend, Roy McDouchepickle. By da way, here’s my card. Be sure to download and subscribe to our show on the iTunes page. And while you’re there, leave us a positive review so that more listeners can find and enjoy these podcasts. And if you have any questions / comments and would like your emails to be read out on a podcast, send your…
  • “Five Easy Pieces” (1970) Review

    Stephen Wilger
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    When you think about movies that you’ve recently watched, you’ll likely remember a handful of titles that you really enjoyed and some others that you quite clearly disliked. It’s a bit more rare though to come across a film which you kind of loathe and love at the same time. Five Easy Pieces is one such film in my cinematic chronology. It goes without saying that this Jack Nicholson vehicle has garnered its fair share of critical acclaim, and this is with good reason. On a basic level, the cinematography and direction is an often stunning achievement with nice uses of…
  • “Psycho III” (1986) Review

    Stephen Wilger
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:31 am
    When a fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s original “Psycho” discovers that the film spawned a series of sequels, one can reasonably anticipate some hesitation in accepting the Bates tale as a horror franchise. Indeed, when a newcomer musters up the gumption to take in “Psycho II,” they might go into it expecting a haphazard pandering mess purely aimed towards the often shallow and uncompelling slasher genre of that era. However, the series’ second entry, while not perfect, steps beyond the cliched realms of a horror sequel and creates a nice, fun mystery story. The…
  • “Psycho II” (1983) Review

    Stephen Wilger
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    There are a number of films to have garnered such a strong legacy that the thought of a sequel and the evolution into a cinematic franchise is kind of nauseating. I’m sure this feeling manifested itself when a sequel to “Chinatown” was made, when rumors of a “Casablanca” sequel arose, and, of course, when a second installment in the “Psycho” film storyline was released. Perhaps at this point in time, with all the subsequent “Psycho”-related material available and the A&E series currently airing, the preciousness of the original motion…
  • “Never Take Sweets from a Stranger” (1960) Review

    Stephen Wilger
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    “Never Take Sweets from a Stranger.” – Think about that title for a just a few seconds, and you’ll have a pretty good idea as to what this film is about. And coming from the infamous house of horrors, Hammer Studios, this is a surprisingly progressive piece of film-making. What’s more, considering the sorts of material that the studio is known for, “NTSFAS” handles the delicate subject of pedophilia with a surprising sense of maturity. That being said, while this is a considerable strength working in favor of the picture, it is occasionally a…
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    Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • 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.
  • Episode 55 - Glenn Tilbrook

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
    Glenn Tilbrook, lead singer and guitarist for Squeeze, talks about the writing of such classic songs as 'Cool for Cats', 'Up the Junction', 'Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)', 'Another Nail in my Heart', 'Tempted', 'Hourglass', 'Some Fantastic Place' and more. In addition to describing his 40+ year songwriting partnership with Chris Difford, Glenn also talks about some of the songs from his new album Happy Ending.
  • Episode 54 - Rufus Wainwright

    26 Feb 2014 | 2:20 am
    Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright talks about the writing processes behind such songs as 'Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk', 'The Art Teacher', 'Zebulon', 'Out of the Game', 'Montauk', 'Swings Both Ways', 'Me and Liza' and much more. In addition to describing his collaborations with people like Guy Chambers, Robbie Williams and Mark Ronson, Rufus also provides details about his new album Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright.
  • Episode 53 - Paddy McAloon

    5 Feb 2014 | 2:45 am
    Singer-songwriter Paddy McAloon of Prefab Sprout joins Simon and Brian for a chat about his songwriting process. Beginning with his latest release Crimson/Red, Paddy talks about the writing of songs like 'The Best Jewel Thief in the World', 'Billy', Devil Came A Calling' and 'The Songs of Danny Galway' before moving on to the processes behind such classic Prefab Sprout songs as 'Faron Young', When Love Breaks Down', The King of Rock 'N' Roll', 'Hey Manhattan' and much more. Paddy also discusses songs that he contributed to the Jimmy Nail television show Crocodile Shoes.
  • Episode 52 - Billy Bragg

    15 Jan 2014 | 6:13 am
    Singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg shares his thoughts on the songwriting process and details the writing of songs like 'A New England', 'The Milkman of Human Kindness', Greetings to the New Brunette', 'Levi Stubbs' Tears', 'Sexuality', 'Tank Park Salute' and 'Never Buy The Sun'. Billy also talks in detail about his guitar playing and songs from his most recent album, Tooth & Nail.
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  • The Music Industry and Online Piracy by the Numbers

    Musician Makers
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post The Music Industry and Online Piracy by the Numbers appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • The Health Benefits of Music

    Musician Makers
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:50 pm
    by HealthCentral.Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post The Health Benefits of Music appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • Audiotuned: The lofty mind of the music elitist

    Musician Makers
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post Audiotuned: The lofty mind of the music elitist appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • Marketing Music: How Brands Affect Bands

    Musician Makers
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post Marketing Music: How Brands Affect Bands appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • The Past, Present and Future of Portable Music

    Musician Makers
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:47 pm
    by Column Five Media. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post The Past, Present and Future of Portable Music appeared first on Musician-Makers.
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  • Parquet Courts Unveil ‘Sunbathing Animal’ Video

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Our favourite New York slackers Parquet Courts are back and have shared the video to their upcoming single ‘Sunbathing Animal’. ‘Sunbathing Animal’ is released on June 2 on Rough Trade Records. Check out the cat littered video below:
  • Maximo Park Announce Record Store Day Release

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    Maximo Park are a late addition to this year’s Record Store Day with the announcement they will release ‘Random Regrets’ this Saturday (19th April) on a limited edition 12” exclusively for Record Store Day. The band also recently announced details of their new single, taken from ‘Too Much Information’, called ‘Midnight on the Hill’ out on 12th May. Record Store Day takes place this Saturday April 19, with over 700 independent stores in the UK and USA participating.
  • NEW: Happyness – ‘Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste The Same’

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you like the old American Pie sound-tracks? The ones played while Stiffler was being pissed on… If you did – then the new track from south-Londoners Happyness will be right down your alley. The instantly likeable ‘Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste The Same’ has an eerily reminiscent sound of American bands of that era and we love it! The minimalistic grunge(y) vibe the track has is charming and so are the chilled melodies, slack vocals and lyrics which bustle with youthful exuberance. ‘Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste The Same’ is taken off the upcoming LP…
  • Peace Unveil New Single ‘Money’

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Peace are continuing to tease material from their upcoming second LP. The latest news comes in the form of the announcement and video release of their new single ‘Money’ which is slated for release on 9th June through Columbia Records. Check out the video for ‘Money’ below and listen out for the Bitcoin references.
  • NEW: It Looks Sad. – ‘Radical’

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    First of all big thanks to Pitchfork for pointing us in the direction of It Looks Sad. They are a new(ish) band out of Charlotte, North Carolina who are preparing for the release of their debut 7” later in the summer. The first (and only) track we’ve listened by from them so far is ‘Radical’ and it’s a dark affair with lyrics like “I ask why… Do we die?” Though lyrics may be dark, the track is actually a melodious-gem with attractive easy-on-the-ear chord changes which gradually dissipate has the track builds in intensity towards its mouth-frothing finale. We can’t wait to…
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    TETO World Music Magazine

  • Dengue Fever | Cambodia & USA

    Této Parvanov
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Dengue Fever are a six piece Cambodian pop group, infused with elements of indie, and psychedelic rock. The band was founded by the brothers Ethan and Zac Holtzman, both of whom discovered Cambodian music in the late 1990s: Ethan whilst travelling through Southeast Asia, and Zac via a friend at Aquarius Records. Wanting to form a group around their newfound mutual love, the Holtzmans set out to find a vocalist, specifically one which could sing in Khmer, the official language of Cambodia, they eventually found Chhom Nimol, Ethan recalls: ‘When we first witnessed the power of Nimol’s voice…
  • Lala Njava – Madagascar

    Této Parvanov
    15 Mar 2014 | 8:46 am
    Blues is the music of sorrow and hope; it is a cry, it is pain, it is joy and longing; it is about disappointment and the aspirations for its overcoming. Blues carries a strong message that remains the same in every language and Malagasy could be no exception. In the beautiful island of Madagascar, blues is called the beko and it is the force that fuels Malagasy Blues Song, the debut solo album of the African diva with the captivating voice, Lala Njava, released in spring 2013. Although this is her first solo album, Lala (Gabrielle « Lala » Raharimalala) is not new to music. Born in the…
  • Bassekou Kouyate | Mali

    Této Parvanov
    15 Mar 2014 | 7:28 am
    The opening liner notes of Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba’s newest album Jama Ko read: “Jama ko means ‘a great meeting of people’: You may be rich or poor, Muslim or Christian, let’s get together and enjoy ourselves… There are over 90% Muslims in Mali, but our form of Islam here has nothing to do with a radical form of Sharia: that is not our culture.  We have been singing praise songs for the Prophet for hundreds of years.  If the Islamists stop people making music they will rip the heart out of Mali.” Recorded in the midst of a military coup and the strict enforcement of…
  • Patrick Watson | Canada

    Této Parvanov
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:38 am
    Patrick Watson is a Canadian singer-songwriter and founder of the eponymous four piece Patrick Watson, whose members also include guitarist Simon Angell, bassist Mishka Stein, and percussionist Robbie Kuster. Patrick Watson have been playing together for over thirteen years, and in this time have released four studio albums: Just Another Ordinary Day, Close to Paradise, Wooden Arms, and – their most recent effort – 2012’s Adventures in Your Own Backyard. The members studied music at the same educational institution, where they met through ensemble classes. Watson recalls in an…
  • Imam Baildi | Greece

    Této Parvanov
    22 Feb 2014 | 5:38 am
    Imam Baildi – what’s cooking? If the name of the band and its reference to South-Eastern Mediterranean flavours teases your appetite for something exotic you can expect Imam Baildi’s music to make justice to their name. This innovative band from Greece merges old Greek music with electronica in ways that point both to a Moby-esque musical approach (think of Moby’s use of old samples in PLAY) as well as to a Greek equivalent of the Goran Bregovic project. Although it has been stated by the founders of the band that the name came about as a joke, the music of Imam Baildi has a flavour…
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  • Sing – Ed Sheeran (easy key)

    Jared Johnson
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Also available in original key (A flat minor). Piano Quick Riff – Sing (easy key) Originally performed by Ed Sheeran Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Sing – Ed Sheeran (easy key) appeared first on .
  • Sing – Ed Sheeran

    Jared Johnson
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Just warning you, this version has 7 flats. You might want to try the easy key version (G). Piano Quick Riff – Sing Originally performed by Ed Sheeran Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Sing – Ed Sheeran appeared first on .
  • Stay With Me – Sam Smith

    Jared Johnson
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Piano Quick Riff – Stay With Me Originally performed by Sam Smith Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Stay With Me – Sam Smith appeared first on .
  • Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri (easy key)

    Jared Johnson
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Now that Christina Perri has another song back in the Top 40, it made sense to finally post the sheet for her first hit. Also available in original key (E flat). Piano Quick Riff – Jar of Hearts (easy key) Originally performed by Christina Perri Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri (easy key) appeared first on .
  • Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri

    Jared Johnson
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Now that Christina Perri has another song back in the Top 40, it made sense to finally post the sheet for her first hit. Also available in easy key (C). Piano Quick Riff – Jar of Hearts Originally performed by Christina Perri Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri appeared first on .
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    Weekly Podcast

  • Aziza & The Cure Cover Bruno Mars, Stream New Song, "Basta"

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Some bands never quite fit into the genres we carve out for them. With influences in indie, brazilian classical, and even folk, New York City duo (and real life couple) Aziza & The Cure have a truly captivating sound, with an eclectic mix of influences from The Dirty Projectors to brazilian superstar Caetano Veloso. The band recently unveiled their debut album Through All Our Fears earlier this year after successfully raising over $5,000 via Kickstarter. Through their release, listeners came to witness the youthful passion that has defined violinist Joelle Britt and guitarist Bradley…
  • You've Got Magic (Mike Timberlake's Relentless Mix) A Little re-edit that grew into something bigger

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    <iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=";auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe> After buying my first drum-machine in about 1990, and making electronic music of many types from around then to 2003, life finally got on top of me and I stopped. Somehow I 'accidentally' moved to Poland and fell in love with a Polish girl, so here I still am. Recently the bug bit again and I started dabbling with Ableton and edits of old disco…
  • 800xL - Empyreal

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    This is my latest tune, taking things in a bit of a different direction from my previous downtempo songs with a more offbeat hip-hop beat arrangement and going more 4/4, but still a little wonky. I was really pleased with how my song 'Hyaline' turned out which is what prompted this new foray into  electronica. In future I'll look to continue both styles and diversify further. A free download of this and all my music is available on my Soundcloud. RelatedC H I E F – Black Sparrow "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." This has been my mantra for my late...Dorey…
  • David Contin Music

    david contin
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    I recently recorded a collection of songs which are short excursions in various musical styles. Sometimes starting with drums but also guitar or keyboards, I build the song up layer by layer, composing as I go. In this way, each song I record - though very different from each other - is a reflection of my songwriting method. Starting from scratch and adding found elements to the mixture. Some of my main influences are Doo Wop, The Velvet Underground, Frank Zappa and Beck. My music has been described as sounding like Sunset Rubdown and Tame Impala with a pinch of Weezer. Please listen to my…
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  • Parquet Courts Unveil ‘Sunbathing Animal’ Video

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Our favourite New York slackers Parquet Courts are back and have shared the video to their upcoming single ‘Sunbathing Animal’. ‘Sunbathing Animal’ is released on June 2 on Rough Trade Records. Check out the cat littered video below:
  • Maximo Park Announce Record Store Day Release

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    Maximo Park are a late addition to this year’s Record Store Day with the announcement they will release ‘Random Regrets’ this Saturday (19th April) on a limited edition 12” exclusively for Record Store Day. The band also recently announced details of their new single, taken from ‘Too Much Information’, called ‘Midnight on the Hill’ out on 12th May. Record Store Day takes place this Saturday April 19, with over 700 independent stores in the UK and USA participating.
  • NEW: Happyness – ‘Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste The Same’

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you like the old American Pie sound-tracks? The ones played while Stiffler was being pissed on… If you did – then the new track from south-Londoners Happyness will be right down your alley. The instantly likeable ‘Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste The Same’ has an eerily reminiscent sound of American bands of that era and we love it! The minimalistic grunge(y) vibe the track has is charming and so are the chilled melodies, slack vocals and lyrics which bustle with youthful exuberance. ‘Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste The Same’ is taken off the upcoming LP…
  • Peace Unveil New Single ‘Money’

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Peace are continuing to tease material from their upcoming second LP. The latest news comes in the form of the announcement and video release of their new single ‘Money’ which is slated for release on 9th June through Columbia Records. Check out the video for ‘Money’ below and listen out for the Bitcoin references.
  • NEW: It Looks Sad. – ‘Radical’

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    First of all big thanks to Pitchfork for pointing us in the direction of It Looks Sad. They are a new(ish) band out of Charlotte, North Carolina who are preparing for the release of their debut 7” later in the summer. The first (and only) track we’ve listened by from them so far is ‘Radical’ and it’s a dark affair with lyrics like “I ask why… Do we die?” Though lyrics may be dark, the track is actually a melodious-gem with attractive easy-on-the-ear chord changes which gradually dissipate has the track builds in intensity towards its mouth-frothing finale. We can’t wait to…
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    Rock.It Boy Entertainment


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  • Top 5 Outdoor Venues in the World

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:25 pm
    By Siren D Spring is here and as such we are venturing outside more and more. And what better than being outside than being outside at a live venue?? Nothing at all, I say! I’ve compiled some of the top outdoor venues in the world (in no particular order) for you to check out! Feel free to share your concert experiences at outdoor venues in our comment section.    1. THE GORGE – George, Washington One of America’s premier outdoor concert venues, The Gorge Amphitheatre is a 20,000 plus seat concert venue that has played host to some of the worlds biggest performers.  The…

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  • Interview with Sivu

    Josh Adams
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    Sivu is the rather strange Finnish pseudonym of James Page, an Alt-pop Gotye-style soloist, who hails from the postcard county of Cambridgeshire in eastern England. Far from the safe and historic setting he comes from, his music is altogether more adventurous and unorthodox than the medieval University buildings and flat fields that come to mind […]The post Interview with Sivu appeared first on
  • The ‘Russian Facebook’ now at war with Major Record Labels

    Josh Adams
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    One social network is now the subject of much of the music industry’s collective anger, and it’s probably not one you’re using like Facebook or Twitter. VK (previsouly known as VKontakte) is Russia’s ‘version of Facebook’ and has been turning a blind eye to some systematic music piracy happening on it’s servers. Three separate lawsuits […]The post The ‘Russian Facebook’ now at war with Major Record Labels appeared first on
  • Why Did My Chemical Romance Break Up?

    Louise MacGregor
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    When My Chemical Romance split up, you could practically hear the rending of garments and the tearing out of hair from distraught fans across the world. And while you might think that those disappointed by the loss of MCR are made up of fourteen-year-old girls wearing too much eyeliner and listening to “Teenagers” on repeat, […]The post Why Did My Chemical Romance Break Up? appeared first on
  • Britpop: Twenty Years Later

    Josh Adams
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Just over twenty years ago was the release of Oasis’s first UK single “Supersonic”, a point in history that marks the beginning of when Britpop stops being the preserve of the British indie scene and becomes the reigning moment of pop culture for an entire decade. The 1990s was a particularly strange time for British […]The post Britpop: Twenty Years Later appeared first on
  • Is Lady Gaga The Ambassador Of The Gay Community Or Exploiter?

    Jon O'Brien
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    A virtual unknown six years ago, Lady Gaga has since managed to usurp Madonna as the gay community’s pop diva of choice thanks to a string of empowering anthems, a series of outlandish visual statements and a devotion to supporting LGBT rights which has bordered on the messianic. But ever since she burst onto the […]The post Is Lady Gaga The Ambassador Of The Gay Community Or Exploiter? appeared first on
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    Groove On Fire

  • Madlib “Makes A Beat”

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Used to be you would Google “Madlib” and come up with a couple of ancient interviews, but now the man seems to finally be opening up a bit (here and here) and now he has a new video out where he “makes a beat” using 10 Sony MVR’s. It is not clear in the video […]
  • Get On Down To Release “Liquid Swords” Instrumentals As A Limited Edition 2 LP Set

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    The excellent folks over at Get On Down are offering up a tasty treat in the form of a very limited edition Liquid Swords Instrumentals double-LP set.  The release will be offered with one black LP and one white LP, and of course includes dialogue from the classic samurai flick “Shogun Assassin,” which along with […]
  • Nas Talks Illmatic XX With Bill Maher

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    File this one under “never thought it would happen,” but the mighty Nas showed up on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss the 20th Anniversary of Illmatic, which will see a deluxe re-issue this week in the form of Illmatic XX. The interview ends up being a great one, with Nas shedding any boastful […]
  • Saul Williams To Lead Cast In New Tupac Broadway Musical

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    Photo By Katie Hovland This summer will see the debut of a new Broadway musical inspired by the recorded works of the late great Tupac Shakur, and it was just announced that the cast will be led by the extraordinary talents of the poet and musician Saul Williams. Holler If Ya Hear Me is set […]
  • Nas & Q-Tip Together On The Tonight Show

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Nas’s classic debut album Illmatic is celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary this year and is being reissued in a new deluxe edition Illmatic XX next week. Nas has been promoting the occasion pretty much non-stop over the last couple weeks, and the latest stop finds him on The Tonight […]
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    Style of Sound

  • States of Hallucination Mix

    John Noi
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    Just a quick mix we did today called States of Hallucination  to help you get through this long weekend.  We can’t guarantee you’ll reach all 17 States of Hallucination, but you can try simply by listening. The post States of Hallucination Mix appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Estroe and Nadia Struiwigh’s Rainy May Day Mix

    John Noi
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Just in case you need it, we thought we would present this mix by Estroe and Nadia Struiwigh for a rainy day coming this May. Tracklist: Insect O – Bondi Dub – Etui Juho Kahilanen – Soitimella (Dave Miller remix) D-Ribeiro – Silent Thoughts of a black man Mega Mode – CC Dave DK – […] The post Estroe and Nadia Struiwigh’s Rainy May Day Mix appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Experience the House of Peroni 2014 London

    John Noi
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
    he House of Peroni is re-opening at a new venue in Holborn this May. Open for almost every day in May, it features 4 floors of stunning artworks by talent such as Carnovsky, and features three indoor bars, a fully functioning restaurant, and an outdoor terrace with a bar. While admission to The House of […] The post Experience the House of Peroni 2014 London appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Denovali Swingfest Festival Countdown

    John Noi
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:42 pm
    e’re counting down to the Denovali Swingfest Festival taking place at the Village Underground and Cafe Oto in East London this Friday and Saturday. As mentioned in our earlier coverage, the 2-day event features an amazing line-up featuring artists including The Haxan Cloak, Anna von Hausswolff, Porter Ricks, Ulrich Schnauss, Hidden Orchestra, Petrels, Piano Interrupted and […] The post Denovali Swingfest Festival Countdown appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • BL67 Prices on Canvas

    John Noi
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    rt doesn’t have to be complicated. In a series called Prices by French artist BL67, price tags are stuck on to canvas to create aesthetically pleasing artworks using this everyday common item. The title of each piece, for example 15,400 Euros, is not only the sum of all the price tag labels stuck on the canvas, but […] The post BL67 Prices on Canvas appeared first on Style of Sound.
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    Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither

  • A Fisheye-Ish View of “Hang It Up”

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    A few months back, I had what will definitely one of my best gigs of the year: A solo slot at The Woodshed in Los Gatos. I split the evening with the Rayburn Brothers. It was a way fun “Santa…Read more →The post A Fisheye-Ish View of “Hang It Up” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #134: Re-rockin’ and Re-stompin’ on KVMR

    28 Mar 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Click here to listen to Wesley Robertson and Michael Gaither on KVMR (time = 33:22) Whenever I play up in the lower Sierras, I have a standing offer to show up at Wesley Robertson’s “Rockin’ and Stompin” on KVMR radio.…Read more →The post Songs and Stories #134: Re-rockin’ and Re-stompin’ on KVMR appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Belgium Review: “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night”

    21 Mar 2014 | 3:02 pm
    My latest CD, “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night”, recently passed the year and a half mark. I’m starting to get asked, “When’s your next one?” It’s flattering and exciting, though at the same time, I know how much work that next…Read more →The post Belgium Review: “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #133: Aireene Espiritu and The Hobos

    20 Feb 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Click here to listen to the interview with Aireene Espiritu and The Hobos (time = 38:32) Seven years ago this month, I narrated a drive over Highway 17, talked about how that inspired the first song I ever wrote ,…Read more →The post Songs and Stories #133: Aireene Espiritu and The Hobos appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • A Pirate Walks Into a Bar…

    11 Feb 2014 | 3:08 pm
    A few weeks back, I did my first shows of 2014, and I couldn’t have been blessed to start the year off on a better note (pun intentional): Two house concerts in the lower Sierras, along with a live interview…Read more →The post A Pirate Walks Into a Bar… appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
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    Snapshots and Needle Drops

  • Remix Artists Collective

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Groovin the Moo, 2013 “Have you heard this song before?” Snapshots and Needle Drops’ Emily (WHOSE BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK) is oh so much more than a fantastic contributor: Emily often serves as my eyes and ears back in North America. My main audience for this blog are in Canada and the US, though the number of visitors from the UK and Australia are also growing. It can be incredibly difficult to write across the globe for an audience who occupy a completely different soundscape than you. What’s on the radio? What’s on TV? What artist works their way from some…
  • “To drain the whole sea…”

    24 Mar 2014 | 5:19 pm
    There is something about this song. Singer Andrew Hozier-Byrne’s voice starts out like red wine, rich and full bodied, luring us in with sounds that echo the sentiment of a Mississippi funeral procession. The smooth yet solemn funeral tone rips open to one like open grieving. Hozier’s climatic passion breaks his smooth velvet voice into hoarse sandpaper. Hozier could be someone to watch in 2014. So far, this single has reached number 2 in his native Ireland, and reached 19 on the Icelandic charts– and we all know those Icelanders have great musical intuition. “Take Me…
  • Treasure Hunting

    17 Mar 2014 | 6:20 pm
    The Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia A few weeks ago, I wrote briefly about a trip my friend Matt and I took to Kangaroo Island. Matt and I make the perfect travel companions. We’re relaxed, adventurous, spontaneous, and we like climb all over shit. One big hangup we had about visiting Kangaroo Island is that most people do it in a day or two. A DAY OR TWO??! We had a full week there and felt like we had just managed to do everything right. We’d see these daytrippers (one-way ticket, yeah) all around, running out of the bus, leaping down to whatever mind-blowing…
  • Osheaga Playlist 2014

    11 Mar 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Three fans mourn the end of Metric’s set while The Black Keys rock out 50ft to their left. As Canadians outside Montreal are becoming increasingly aware, for the August long-weekend there is nowhere else to be but Parc Jean-Drapeau. Starting the year before I moved to Montreal in 2006, the Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts has really exploded in the last few years, reaching 135,000 attendees in 2013 (apparently 70% from outside Québec)- practically busting out into the Saint Lawrence River. Today, Osheaga organizer’s released the lineup for 2014. Once again it looks to be a killer…
  • The Tree of Love

    4 Mar 2014 | 4:58 pm
    “I just really like my own company. And wine.” Before I get to the brilliant mind behind that quote, some backstory… I live across the street from an elementary school. On Valentine’s Day they strung up these red cardboard hearts all over the trees in the playground. They’ve left the hearts up for three weeks now, and I love gazing out my office window at them, fluttering in the breeze, weathering the snow, the freezing rain, the fierce winds, and everything else this winter has thrown at us here in Montreal. When I see these little hearts stretched across the trees’ branches, I…
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    Uke Song of the Month

  • “A Cottage For Sale” bonus ukulele song

    Danno Sullivan
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Download “A Cottage for Sale”. Download “A Cottage for Sale”. The post “A Cottage For Sale” bonus ukulele song appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • Irish Ukulele Songs for St. Patrick’s Day

    Danno Sullivan
    16 Mar 2014 | 9:48 am
    Irish Ukulele Songs for St. Patrick’s Day Pity the poor Irish ukulele player. The uke is so associated with Hawaii. And being Irish is so associated with…Ireleand. And here it’s St. Patrick’s Day. How’s a uke lover supposed to celebrate? May I offer: Danno’s Free 3-Free Irish Song Pack with Ukulele Chords Included! Click here to get your free Irish ukulele songs! It’s the best way to celbrate St. Patrick’s Day–Hawaiian-style!   The post Irish Ukulele Songs for St. Patrick’s Day appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • 103 test

    Danno Sullivan
    9 Feb 2014 | 2:59 pm
    SONG: Oh! How She Lied To Me YEAR: 1923 WRITTEN BY:  Will Donaldson (composer), Harry White (lyricist) [ez_btn color="orange" url="" target="_self"]Buy Now![/ez_btn] Members: Use your free coupon (sent via email in week 103), or purchase here now. Not a member yet? You can purchase this song right here, right now, or join the club and get it as part of your membership! (this should point to an a/b offer) Bonus VideosDanno Sez Joe Foss and His Hungry Sand Lappers play “Oh! How She Lied To Me” The post 103 test appeared first on Uke Song of…
  • WordPress Resources at SiteGround

    Danno Sullivan
    9 Feb 2014 | 2:58 pm
    WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites: Expert WordPress Hosting SiteGround provides superior WordPress hosting focused on speed, security and customer service. We take care of WordPress sites security with unique server-level customizations, WP auto-updates, and daily backups. We make them faster by regularly upgrading our hardware, offering free CDN with…
  • 21 Some Day ukulele song

    16 Nov 2013 | 6:55 pm
    This is one of those songs that’s pretty much made by the harmonies, so don’t try singing it by yourself!your pal Danno SONG: Some Day YEAR: 1926 WRITTEN BY:  May Singhi Breen (arranger), William C. Polla (composer), Larry Spier (lyricist) Members: download by clicking the song image above. (Remember it has to be the right week for you!) Bonus VideosDanno Sez Jack Denny and His Orchestra play “Some Day” This is one of those songs that’s pretty much made by the harmonies, so don’t try singing it by yourself! Nice easy chords and a simple melody, including…
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    Ashley J. Saunders

  • Open Tunings: E A D E B E

    Ashley Saunders
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    Last time we looked at DADGAD and some typical chords we can use in that guitar. We took a linear approach (i.e. Moving up and down the fretboard in a line) to the guitar which suits this open tuning well verses the normal box movement (i.e. Moving between chords that are close together, in the same position). Today we will be looking at E A D E B E. This tuning appears on Road by Nick Drake (which is a stupendously advanced tune that you should try to learn!). The basis of this tuning is good old regular Standard, just with one alteration – The G string has been lowered to an E note…
  • Ted McCarty

    Ashley Saunders
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    When Ted McCarty left his job with Wurlitzer in 1948 he was being aggressively courted by headhunters for the Brach’s candy company as an accountant. An agreeable offer was eventually made but couldn’t be finalized until Mr. Brach himself came back from vacation in the Bahamas. During this wait Ted was approached by a friend to check out the possibility of turning around a guitar company in Kalamazoo, MI that was teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. He accepted and started working for Gibson in 1949. As head designer, General Manager and then President of Gibson guitars, Ted McCarty and…
  • Open Tunings: DADGAD

    Ashley Saunders
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    I mainly use two tunings: Standard and D A D G A D.   However over the last few weeks I’ve been teaching a Nick Drake song which is written in Standard with one alteration – The G string has been lowered to an E note – E A D E B E. Lovely tuning!   What I like about both D A D G A D and E A D E B E is that open strings can be used to fill out the chords and that the guitar can be looked at linearly (i.e. Moving up and down the fretboard in a line) rather than the usual box type (i.e. Moving between chords that are close together, in the same position).  …
  • Finding New Sounds

    Ashley Saunders
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:11 am
    A few days ago I was trying to come up with some new tones for a gig I was about to do. Yep, I spent some time geeking with pedals, different guitar and working the tone controls on the amp – all in search of new.     There are a few short insights that I thought I’d share with you. Here’s what I found:     Think Chain The chain of pedals you have all effect the overall tone, if you move one pedal out or change two around – you should notice a change in the overall sound and the other sounds you can achieve. It doesn’t matter the amount of pedals you have, but…
  • Hearing It – Just as Important as Playing

    Ashley Saunders
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:15 pm
      As Michael (Jackson) couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.   One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”,…
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    Music Imperium

  • Dr. Ink - Complextion

    mike kw
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Dr. Ink - Complextion
  • Ndangr Species - Brainfeeder

    mike kw
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    Ndangr Species - Brainfeeder Here it is the "Brainfeeder" video from Ndangr Speciesmc's Maf Maddix and Luse Kanz produced by Roel Funcken will be a mini album with the working title "Night Terrors" later this year on Outside recordings by Tobias Shearer by Michel de Klein
  • Gilly Feat. LoKlas Taji - Smoke With Me

    mike kw
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
  • Raff Alpha - So Soulful

    mike kw
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    Raff Alpha - So SoulfulSo Soulful ( Raff Alpha)This Song is from the mixtape "Positive Pain" this can be downloaded here Shot By Dlow follow him @DlowICONIn Baltimore MDFollow Raff Alpha @RaffAlphaMD
  • Money Phonetone - Drugged Out

    mike kw
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Money Phonetone - Drugged OutMONEYPHONETONE ft.(Hicks) - Drugged Out (Dir By Josiah Robinson)Follow @HeartBreakHicks @Moneyphonetone @FlyAwayBlaSiaN Song Link To Download. From The 7-5.MoneyTeamRecordsHave a great 4/20!!!!!
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    Radio Crowdfund

  • Will Phalen, Old Hours, Land Lines

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Paul Schomer 1991 #58. What a week. Great music in store for those who have made it here, and I praise you! New Chicago sounds from Will Phalen and campaigns as far flung as Phoenix and Denver. Well, OK that’s only an 11-hour drive, but you get the idea. Every seven days, I troll the crowdfunding platforms to find these gems. And this week it seems like everyone’s very much in play, not a speck of post-goal glow. These are home stretchers, whatever that means. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to link directly to your…
  • Little Chief, Long Faces

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Paul Schomer #57. Writing about music is like… well, you know the rest. So this week will be mercifully short on text, especially since I could only dig up one listenable band among current campaigns. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to link directly to your wonderful, original music. Let me know if credit is due for photos. On to campaign updates. - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - - MADE IT > THE CHARMING YOUNGSTERS: Quite the workout, $3500. > JOHANNA SAMUELS: New…
  • Spare Parts, Kirby Brown, Aqueous

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Paul Schomer #56. Tough week in the wilderness. I guess it might be the cumulative effect of watching too many pitch videos that begin with an artist saying “Oh! Hi, there…” There a lot of ways to get original, people, so show me. Tim Fite and Shortsleeves sure did, click through to see how it’s done well and successfully. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to link directly to your wonderful, original music. Let me know if credit is due for photos. On to campaign updates.
  • Gina Chavez, Candysound, The Charming Youngsters

    27 Mar 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Paul Schomer #56. Swiiiiiitch! I’m posting two crowdfunded creations and one in-progress campaign this week instead of the usual other way around, and here’s why… A revelation of sorts from a band I wrote about in my last post:  Candysound out of Bellingham, WA. They sent me a message on Twitter saying they had posted the first single from their new album on Soundcloud — and their Kickstarter campaign is still live! Granted, they were raising money for a physical release of the disc, Now + Then, but it was refreshing to see that kind of turnaround. The thing is that…
  • Family Photo, Candysound, Invisible Homes

    20 Mar 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Paul Schomer aka ME #55. Some great sounds this week — emerging pop stars from Bellingham and crowdfunded music from my old favorite, Family Photo. You’ll be forgiven for skipping the text and getting right to the tunes. Ahem: My SiriusXM segment airs tomorrow (Friday, March 21) on The Bob Edwards Show and next weekend (3/29-30) on Bob Edwards Weekend, distributed by PRI. Below is a linked list of artists and the songs. Even if you never catch the segment, check out these artists. > BOONE GRAHAM (Austin, TX): “Scratchy Branches” and “Sneak a Peak” >…
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    The Folsom Prison Gang: The Band Blog

  • I've Been Everywhere - In Pictures

    24 Mar 2014 | 10:42 am
    Have you ever wondered what "I've Been Everywhere" would look like in a picture? I did on a weekend when I didn't have a lot going on and this is the result: (click on the picture to see a larger version) I know; I had way too much time on my hands that but it was just one of those lazy weekends.Read More
  • The Long Way Home

    20 Mar 2014 | 5:14 am
    Rosanne Cash wrote a great article in the magazine, Oxford American (Winter 2013 edition - Issue 83) that is an absolute must read for fans of both Rosanne and Johnny Cash. The article is titled, "Long Way Home".Read More
  • Johnny Cash Radio

    28 Feb 2014 | 9:23 am
    Do you know that Johnny Cash has his own radio station? In this modern era of Internet radio, yes, Johnny Cash has his own radio station.Read More
  • How Much More Unreleased Material is There?

    31 Jan 2014 | 4:57 am
    With the recent announcement of a soon to be released album, "Out Among the Stars", by Johnny Cash, one has to wonder how much more unreleased material is there in existence and how long will Johnny Cash fans have to wait to hear it? I am not complaining, this is more of a statement of excitement; excitement that there could be even more unheard and unreleased material that at some point in the future could be found and released, that's exciting, right?Read More
  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum

    16 Jan 2014 | 4:44 am
    I was visiting Cleveland, Ohio a few months ago and had an opportunity to visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum. It was my first visit to Cleveland, Ohio and therefore my first visit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with both.Read More
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    Guitar Coach | Guitar Coach Magazine

  • Guitar Picking Exercises

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:26 am
    Here are some guitar picking exercises, and warm up routines, that are geared towards the intermediate hard rocking metal guitarist, that wants to become a shredder. This lesson plan will increase your music theory and dexterity on the guitar, allowing you to be creative and add to the lesson plan. Performance notes: Doing these warm ups are essential to being able to attack the scale and arpeggio exercises that we will be exploring in future lessons, plus you will become a precision picking machine. While you start the practice regime find a tempo that you can work with (consistent…
  • What Is Legato?

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    Smooth Operator – The Legato Technique Legato is a term that you will hear a lot once you start getting into lead guitar playing, but what exactly does it mean? The literal meaning of legato is ‘tied together’ but in musical terms it means that you should play the notes in a smooth manner, not leaving any space between one note and the next. The opposite of ‘staccato’, whereby the notes are played abruptly and percussively, legato gives a smooth, flowing sound to the music. On every instrument this is achieved in different ways. Take a wind instrument such as a flute. To produce…
  • Guitar Coach Premium. Online Lesson Libraries.

    28 Mar 2014 | 9:38 am
    Guitar Coach Premium gives you online access to all our Premium content. This includes all the Special Editions of Guitar Coach Magazine, PLUS all the BandJammer Lesson Libraries. You can try Guitar Coach Premium for just $1. Click Here For More Details On Guitar Coach Premium.
  • Single String Guitar

    27 Mar 2014 | 11:27 am
    The single string guitar is basically what every newbie does when first picking up the guitar. Even though Deep Purples “Smoke one the Water” originally is played on two adjacent strings, it is a very good example of single string approach. It is easy to play that tune on one string, and I think everybody is able to perform it after 5 minutes of instruction. Because of its simplicity, guitar-players often tend to skip exploring one-string playing further, and quickly move on to “proper” position playing. In my opinion, I think it is a loss, because position playing…
  • Beginner Guitar Chords

    Hamish Craig
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:41 am
    Many people learn guitar because they want to sing songs or accompany someone else singing. To do this you don’t have to read music nor a huge amount of technique. Beginner Guitar Chords. Commit some chord shapes to memory and then practise changing between them. The fretting hand has to change quick enough to not lag behind the tempo of the song. The melody can’t wait for several beats for the right supporting guitar chord! In addition, the strumming hand has to get used to holding a pick (soft ones are good for rhythm guitar, especially…
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  • Quit Monkeying Around! Five Tips For A Better Band

    Sophie Figgis
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:38 am
    Even expert musicians can sound terrible in a band if they're not used to playing together. Here are five tips to help you sound great when playing in a band. Continue reading →Related posts:Rock Band II: The Ultimate Ear Training HeroPlay Rock Band 3… with a real Fender guitar!Frequency Band Characteristics (Part 1)
  • How To Recognize Major and Minor Keys

    Sophie Figgis
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Songs are in a major or minor key and it's important for a musician to be able to quickly and easily tell which one it is. Here are some tricks you can use. Continue reading →Related posts:Inversions of Major and Minor TriadsGet familiar with the minor pentatonic scaleLearning to Recognize Triads – Part 1
  • How To Tune Your Guitar By Ear

    Rakesh Guha
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Many guitarists have to use a digital tuner to be able to tune their guitar quickly and easily, but here's why and how you should tune your guitar by ear. Continue reading →Related posts:Alternate Guitar Tunings: A Fresh New SoundHow To Teach Someone To Sing In TuneGuitar Interval Practice: Learn to Recognize Intervals
  • How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune

    Christopher Sutton
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:35 am
    If you struggle to sing in tune or are trying to teach people who do, you must see these top tips from leading specialists in teaching people to sing in tune. Continue reading →Related posts:The Choir Who Can’t Sing (George Bevan)A New Test For Tone DeafnessWhy every musician must be a singer too
  • A New Test For Tone Deafness

    Christopher Sutton
    20 Mar 2014 | 5:52 am
    Announcing a new tone deafness test online which aims to better address the real needs of people who fear they might be tone deaf. Find out about this new test. Continue reading →Related posts:Is there such a thing as a tone deaf musician?Tone Deaf Tests OnlineBass Tone: Time to Test Yourself!
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    Live... In Concert

  • Can Musicians Overthink Their Practice and Performance?

    Robert H. Woody, Ph.D.
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:15 pm
    To get the most out of their practice sessions, musicians should strive to keep their minds highly engaged. Much conscious thought is required in the goal setting and strategizing that facilitate the learning of new skills. When practicing, autopilot is the enemy. But preparing for a public performance may be a different story. read more
  • When Passion is a Prison

    Robert H. Woody, Ph.D.
    20 Jan 2014 | 11:03 am
    Being passionate can mean different things to different musicians. While some freely pursue a musical life because of the joy it brings, others are driven by compulsion, and they experience much stress along the way. Does it matter whether one's passion is harmonious or obsessive, as long as it gets the job done?read more
  • Manufacturing Mozarts and Mannings

    Robert H. Woody, Ph.D.
    4 Nov 2013 | 10:12 am
    Exceptional young performers—both artists and athletes—are amazing to behold. Some key contributors to their talent can get lost in the nature versus nurture debate. Child prodigies who enjoy continued success have passion for what they do, and take advantage of opportunities afforded more
  • Stage Fright: What to Do When the Problem Is You

    Robert H. Woody, Ph.D.
    5 Aug 2013 | 6:22 am
    There are a variety of reasons why musicians feel anxiety when taking the stage. Many times the source is what's going on inside the performers themselves—their own thinking. Changing performance-related thought processes can be a challenge, but well worth the more
  • How Practicing Less Can Foster Musical Growth

    Robert H. Woody, Ph.D.
    3 May 2013 | 6:46 am
    Not all practice is created equal. Instead of trying to log more hours, musicians can focus on being more efficient. By getting the most out of sensible amounts of practice, they can enjoy their musical lives more and optimally advance their more
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    The Daily Soundtrack

  • Orange 9mm – Failure

    Alex Lupica
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Some time this afternoon, a number of my professors will be gathering to discuss a thesis I have written. My academic life is not quite in their hands, but it feels like it; I’ve put a lot of time into it, neglecting other obligations (you, dear readers, for example). Of course, I’ve also neglected IT. It’s my first large-scale piece of writing, clocking in at nearly 40 pages (believable if you read my entries here often). As such, many factors come up that one doesn’t expect. There’s cohesion, for example: one has to make sure different ideas make sense in the…
  • Melt Yourself Down – Fix My Life

    Jeff Bennet
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    When I was in 4th grade, my mom presented me with an ultimatum.  “Pick a musical instrument, you’re gonna learn how to play something.”  I suppose my disinterest in sports coupled with my interest in Super Nintendo had her worrying that I’d end up an after-school shut-in.  Whatever the case, I did not resist.  I wanted to play a musical instrument – the coolest musical instrument. Drums. The able percussionist; the rhythm-keeper; the sick drum solo guy; me. Not me.  Mom kiboshed my drumming ambition.  “Too noisy”.  I called an audible and went…
  • Elvis Costello – Oliver’s Army

    Alex Lupica
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone says Elvis is the king. I don’t disagree so much as I think they got the last name wrong.This is not, however, an argument over Elvises (because there is no argument). This is about my sister. Today is my sister Emily’s birthday. I have plenty of musical memories attached to my sister, because we grew up together and had similar musical influences/stories early on. We made “assorted” tapes together with the family, mixes culled from my parents’ extensive record collection. We grew up on Sesame Street, the Elephant Show, and Wee Sing. She was in chorus, I…
  • Savage Garden – I Knew I Loved You

    Alex Lupica
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    #9 on the countdown: worst songs ever? Carly Rae Jepson connection We’ve been building up to some big things based on what we love here. We’re attempting to showcase what means the most to us for any number of reasons, and sometimes we’ve lucked out and had it resonate (indeed, last week we saw some record traffic through one of our most obscure tracks). This will not be one of those days, as we continue our countdown of what may well be the worst songs out there. As usual, let us consider the modern culprit. Today, we examine Carly Rae Jepsen’s earworm “Call Me…
  • Five Misheard Lyrics from St. Vincent’s Self Titled Album

    Alex Lupica
    15 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Annie Clark of St. Vincent tends to be very economical with her words, crafting tight tracks that revolve around repeated refrains and frequently brief verses. It is the power of those few words which helps make her music so engaging for me. However, finally picking up a hard copy of her latest eponymous effort led me to an even more startling discovery about her lyrics: I am absolutely awful at deciphering them. The misheard lyric, or mondegreen (the semi-official term), is fairly widespread, but usually we make small mistakes over the course of unfamiliar tracks from many artists, or…
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  • IOW’s ‘CHAMPS’ set to release stunning ‘Spirit is Broken’

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:58 am
    Hailing from the small holiday town of Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight, brothers and singer-songwriters CHAMPS have started to gain a steady following. Michael and David Champion have not gone un-noticed by most of the mainstream media (Mojo, Q Magazine, The Guardian) and it’s no surprise considering their music contains elements of stunning beauty, accomplished song-writing and some of the most addictive melodies we’ve heard in 2014. The duo are set to release their new single ‘My Spirit is Broken‘ on the 6th May, via Canvasclub, and this will also be accompanied by…
  • The Beaches showcase new video for stunning ‘Little Pieces’

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    There is one group above all others who have filled more pages on the GIGsoup website. That group is the quite brilliant Toronto-based four-piece ‘The Beaches‘ and their quite flawless rock. The band today announce the release of their new EP Heights‘, out on May 5th, via ‘AWAL‘ alongside a five date UK tour supporting ‘Brody Dalle‘ (The Distillers). Details of the dates are below. Signed to the prestigious ‘Three Six Zero Group‘ (Calvin Harris, deadmau5, Hurts), a partner of Jay Z’s Roc Nation - the Toronto-based…
  • Ava Luna showcase new video for ‘Genesee’

    Mark Strong
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    After releasing their LP ‘Electric Balloon’ earlier this year, Brooklyn 5-piece ‘Ava Luna‘ have now shared their new video for album standout track ‘Genesee’, which you can view in all its glory above. The band will also be embarking on a European tour this Spring including  UK shows in Sheffield, Manchester & London. ‘Electric Balloon’ was recorded by Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader, both of whom, apart from being in Ava Luna, have gained further recognition as go-to recording engineers within the Brooklyn music community.  The album was later mixed…
  • Track of the Day : Gang of Youths – ‘Riverlands’

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:49 am
    We’ve slowed things down a little for today’s GIGsoup Track of the Day. The quite beautiful ‘Riverlands‘ from Australia’s  ‘Gang of Youths‘ may be a little short but it’s stunning melody is absorbing from start to finish. The last 12 months have seen ‘Gang Of Youths‘ shift from playing to nobody in an inner-city garage to national tours with hometown heroes ‘Cloud Control‘, taking the stage at Webster Hall in New York City supporting ‘Smith Westerns‘ and ‘Sky Ferreira‘ and then journeying back to…
  • Track of the Day : Gambles – ‘You Won’t Remind It’

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Today’s excellent Track of the Day is ‘You Won’t Remind It’ which is taken from ‘Gambles‘ new EP entitled ‘I Can’t Keep Still When It Comes To You’, out on the 28th April via GMBLS. Matthew Daniel Siskin began writing songs as ‘Gambles’ in August 2012. The first song he released publicly, “Trust”, was sang in a single take at the ‘Rare Book Room‘ with no words written, a song that Pitchfork somehow found a few weeks later and presented to the world. Gambles later returned to the ‘Rare Book…
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    this is our jam

  • {WATCH} over/under

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    As a lover of Pitchfork's Over/Under series, I feel it my duty to share with you all the latest videos published by the Pitchfork series.In case you didn't know, rapper Action Bronson loves antique furniture:Saint Vincent thinks that elderly women should wink at people all the time:I would share Riff Raff's interview but that silly goose was in quite the sour mood during his interview.
  • weekend thoughts...

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Happy Friday, TIOJ! We hope you have a very exciting weekend planned -- and this playlist of upbeat, wakeup songs will certainly keep you energized all weekend long.Your Weekend Jam: As if NONONO’s “Pumpkin Blood” were not weekend-ready enough, Varsity Team remixed this jam to be the ULTIMATE 2:30 Friday desk-dancing tune!  TIOJ Thoughts: BYT put together an extremely awesome and comprehensive list of concert etiquette.Getting inspired (or rather, envious) by the awesome moves in the A-Z of Dance video soundtracked by Le1f!A Guide to Love with Ezra Koenig and Chromeo? Yes,…
  • {RECAP} moon taxi, the revivalists

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    I celebrated it being the elementary school where I work's spring break by taking in a weeknight concert the other day, and I headed down the street to World Cafe Live to catch Moon Taxi and The Revivalists -- two bands that have been peripherally on my radar for a while.Moon Taxi was up first, and they have quite the following... that was very different than I expected after listening to them on Spotify. Many fans were in fact super-fans who looked like they had gotten lost between Coachella weekends. They definitely kept the band energized, though, which made for a very enthusiastic set.I…
  • {PLAYLIST} waking up jams, part ii

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The sun is coming up earlier, the weather is warming up, we're spending all of our days outside (well, aside from this brief and unfortunate return to winter this past week) -- all of these combine for an easier time waking up each morning. Those things and these jams, of course.(via)Press play below for your new waking up playlist that will keep you energized throughout the day (they sound even better with iced coffee, promise): 
  • "hit me" is my jam

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Guys. I cannot stop listening to "Hit Me" - the latest release from The Whigs. I hadn't really listened to the band before, but this jam off their forthcoming album Modern Creation is indie rock at its best. "I know what I want, I know I need"DC! Catch The Whigs at Rock & Roll Hotel on May 2nd!
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    @Music Lovers@

  • Tiesto Copenhagen Live

    Tt Nisal
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:54 am
    I <3 TRANCE
  • Country Music Lovers

    Tt Nisal
    1 Feb 2014 | 2:04 am
    Country Music began in promptly twentieth century around the whites in Rural territories of West and South. The bases of this music lie in Ballads, English melodies and Folk Songs. The term Country Music swaps what is prominently called Hill Billy Music. Country Music has been connected with cowhand caps and boots. The certainty is that attire has got nothing to do with it. One of the veterans, Travis Tritt does not wear a cap. Country Music is a kind that means diverse things to distinctive individuals. When you turn over toward their elucidations, you will discover for some it is…
  • New Stuff

    Tt Nisal
    25 Jan 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hey guys, This is a blog of my friend. Some promoting stuff for him. Check this website It's great for you to learn about tips and tricks on Internet Internet Salad this out
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    Tt Nisal
    31 Dec 2013 | 11:53 pm
  • Old School Rap

    Tt Nisal
    11 Dec 2013 | 7:17 am
    Old school Rap performing artists are around the most amazing for record-breaking and have impacted the melody of hip-jump verses for today's most sizzling craftsmen. Tunes like Grandmaster Flash's "The Message" stays as essential now as it did decades earlier. In admiration to the rep classics, here's my own particular rundown of the rap old fashioned greats...preferred top rap melodies have changed new music sending messages by utilizing interesting beats. That it was cool when old fashioned notoriety beats, for example, Kool S Rap's, Krs One's, Big Daddy Kane's and every last one of…
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    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith

  • “White Room” Transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    While at Berklee School of Music studying the electric bass, Wolfgang Hammersmith studied and learned to play the electric bass line for Cream’s hit song “White Room.” You can listen to his version of the bass line in a recent blog post. Additionally, his education also involved transcribing the bass line for this Cream song and songs by many of his other favorite bass players.  You can view his transcribed version of this song here: White Room by Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith   You can also listen to Wolfgang Hammersmith playing the bass lines for this and other…
  • “Who’s Been Drinking the Wine” – Transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    While learning the electric bass at Berklee College of Music, part of Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith’s coursework included transcribing the electric bass lines for many of his favorite songs. One of the songs he chose to transcribe was “Who’s Been Drinking the Wine?”, which is by an unknown composer. You can view his transcribed version below: Who’s Been Drinking the Wine? by Wolfgang Hammersmith   Find out when Wolfgang Hammersmith adds new bass lines to this website by following him on Twitter:‎
  • “Pink” transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Wolfgang Hammersmith studied the electric bass at Berklee College of Music, where he was required to transcribe the bass lines for a number of songs in one of his courses.  One song he chose to transcribe was “Pink” by Aerosmith. You can view his transcribed version below: Pink by Wolfgang Hammersmith   To learn more about Wolfgang Hammersmith and listen to the bass tracks he has recorded with his favorite songs, visit his Pinterest boards:
  • “Crazy” transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    Scottish rock band Nazareth formed in 1968 and is still recording and touring today for an international fanbase. They created the song “Crazy (A Suitable Case for Treatment)” to the soundtrack of the film Heavy Metal in 1981. While studying the electric bass at Berklee College of Music, Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith had the opportunity to transcribe bass lines from a number of his favorite songs. One song he chose was Nazareth’s hit, which you can view transcribed below: Crazy by Wolfgang Hammersmith You can listen to Wolfgang Hammersmith playing bass lines…
  • “Rain” transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:12 am
    One of Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith’s assignments while studying electric bass at the Berklee School of Music was to transcribe the bass line for the song “Rain” by The Beatles. “Rain” is credited to Paul McCartney and John Lennon and appeared as the B-side for the #1 single “Paperback Writer”.   You can view the transcribed bass line for this song, which Wolfgang Hammersmith completed, here: Rain by Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith Wolfgang Hammersmith currently works with Vadium, Inc. Learn more about his role…
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    Album Leaks

  • Linkin Park – The Hunting Party

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    The Hunting Party is the upcoming sixth studio album from Linkin Park due out June 14th, 2014. This will be the bands first self-produced album and return to … The post Linkin Park – The Hunting Party appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • 50 Cent – Animal Ambition

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    After delays and drama after leaving best-friend Eminem’s Shady Aftermath label, 50 Cent is ready to unleash his fifth studio album Animal Ambition, June 3rd, 2014 via G-Unit, … The post 50 Cent – Animal Ambition appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • Michael Jackson – Xscape

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:24 am
    The Michael Jackson milking trend continues. Xscape is Michael Jackson’s twelfth studio album and second posthumous album since his death in 2009. It will be released on May … The post Michael Jackson – Xscape appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • Mariah Carey – The Art of Letting Go

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    Details have been a little bit sketchy about Mariah Carey’s highly anticipated upcoming release The Art of Letting Go. As it currently stands, the release date is scheduled … The post Mariah Carey – The Art of Letting Go appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • Lily Allen – Sheezus

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    English recording artist Lily Allen is set to release her third full-length album entitled Sheezus, May 5th, 2014 through Parlophone and Warner Bros. Sheezus is first release of … The post Lily Allen – Sheezus appeared first on Album Leaks.
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    The Standing "O" Project Singer/Songwriter Podcast

  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Richard Thompson / Jackie M / Chad & Jeremy

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:09 pm
    The April 21, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Richard Thompson performing, "The Dimming of The Day," Creativity Corner insight from Jackie M, and a Laugh O' The Day with Chad & 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…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - John Fullbright / Arlene Kole / Greg Brown

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    The April 14, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features John Fullbright performing, "Me Wanting You," Creativity Corner insight from Arlene Kole, and a Laugh O' The Day with Greg Brown. 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…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Ernest Whaley / Thomas Bien / David Francey

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    The March 31, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Ernest Whaley performing, "She's Gone," Creativity Corner insight from Thomas Bien, and a Laugh O' The Day with David Francey. 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 - Boris McCutcheon / Robert Scheinfeld / Sarah Gillespie

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    The March 24, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Boris McCutcheon performing, "Levittown Girl," Creativity Corner insight from Robert Scheinfeld, and a Laugh O' The Day with Sarah Gillespie. 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…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Nikki Rosetti / Essence / Glenn Frey

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    16 Mar 2014 | 8:58 am
    The March 17, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Nikki Rosetti performing "Thin Layer of Dust," Creativity Corner insight from Essence, and a Laugh O' The Day with Glenn Frey. 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…
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    SEaT Capital » Music News

  • Record Store Day 2014

    George Moss
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    With the convenience and popularity of downloading and streaming music nowadays it is easy to ... [more]The post Record Store Day 2014 appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • AM Best Selling Vinyl 2014 So Far

    George Moss
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    AM the fifth album by the Arctic Monkeys has been confirmed as the best selling album on vinyl so ... [more]The post AM Best Selling Vinyl 2014 So Far appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • The Who Want To Release New Music

    George Moss
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:17 am
    Peter Townshend the guitarist for The Who has spoken about his desire to release a new LP. Speaking ... [more]The post The Who Want To Release New Music appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • The Replacements At Coachella

    George Moss
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:11 am
    The Replacements played Coachella  festival this weekend and had a special Replacement of their ... [more]The post The Replacements At Coachella appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • One Direction’ ‘You & I’ Music Video Release

    Bradd Chambers
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    British boy band One Direction have released the video for their single ‘You & I.’ ... [more]The post One Direction’ ‘You & I’ Music Video Release appeared first on SEaT Capital
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    Crooked Manners

  • These Sexy Madalina Pica Pics Will Increase Your Heart Rate

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Sexy Madalina Pica Pics That Will Increase Your Heart Rate Madalina Pica is quickly becoming one of our favorite super models. If looks could kill, we would already be rolling over in an early grave with our tongues still wagging. Hailing from Romania, this girl has looks that are distinctly European. If you’ve never had a crush on a Romanian chick before, consider this your first admission to the club. While we don’t know much about this exotic beauty, we do know that she could make plenty of men’s heads spin. Where did you come from, Madalina Pica? Why have you been sent…
  • Kate Upton in Zero Gravity Has Never Looked Better

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Kate Upton in Zero Gravity What guy doesn’t want to see Kate Upton in a bikini immune to the effects of Earth’s gravitational pull? A man without pulse, that’s the only acceptable answer. Sports Illustrated decided to take the smoldering hot Kate Upton well above the mile high club to capture one of the most unique swimsuit pictorials in the history of … well, swimsuits. Check out the photos below. Feels like we must be dreaming. God bless you Kate Upton!
  • Community Goes G.I. Joe

    4 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Community has always been at its best when they break all convention and adopt a completely different genre. In the comedy world this is known as mapping and Community is arguably the best. One of my favorite episodes is “Basic Lupine Urology” (Law & Order). This week Community conquered the 1980′s cartoon classic G.I. Joe where Jeff Winger experiences an existential crisis about aging and death. Having never watched the original series I can’t say how true it was the source material.  I don’t want to reveal too much about the plot but I will say that if you…
  • How I Met Your Mother Comes to A Close

    31 Mar 2014 | 5:49 pm
    While I have never watched the show, How I Met Your Mother has become the Friends of the millennial generation. Tonight marks the final episode of the not-so-groundbreaking series which launched the careers of Cobie Smulders and Neil Patrick Harris.  In fact the only person who hasn’t made a great career out of this show is the main character “Ted” played by Josh Radnor. But that is beside the point. After 208 episodes the sitcom has finally come to a close. There have been numerous inside jokes like “Legendary”, and slutty pumpkins. But I have just finished…
  • Patso Dimitrov Combines NBA Shoes with Popular Album Art

    25 Mar 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Artist and designer Patso Dimitrov has released his newest piece of work which combines NBA players’ signature shoe design with popular album art. From Lebron James and Paul George to Jay Z and Schoolboy Q, Dimitrov has designed some of the most bad-ass shoes that will hopefully one day be on the market!
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    Travel Hymns

  • Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 2

    Travel Hymns
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 2 Flume Electronic, Future Garage, House Australian phenom Flume has quickly eclipsed cult status and is becoming a major draw for US audiences. Poised and ready for the limelight, there’s no telling what the ceiling is for this 20-something-year-old. Considered one of the best sets of Coachella, make sure you seize the opportunity to take in his set at Outside Lands. A must see. Gardens & Villa Indie Rock, Synth Pop A sharp and focused indie pop group out of Oregon, Gardens & Villa are quickly winning over fans with their brand of sugary…
  • Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 1

    Travel Hymns
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 1 Aer Pop, Rap Boston duo David and Carter formed what was originally known as Fresh Aer Movement after playing together in a 4-piece band, combining elements of rap and pop in the style of Sammy Adams. Arctic Monkeys Rock Years after their explosion to fame and minor lineup changes, Arctic Monkeys have become a mainstay of the rock world like predecessors Queens Of The Stone Age. They continue to enjoy major billing on US music festivals on the heels of their last sensational release, AM. Atmosphere Hip Hop Somewhat of a cult favorite among hip-hop…
  • Coachella 2014 Live Stream + Schedule

    Travel Hymns
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Coachella 2014 Live Stream *This page will be updated on April 11th The live stream of Coachella is nearly upon us! For one glorious day trapped inside the office, even those of us without wristbands will be shown the doors of the Polo Grounds to rock with some of our favorite artists. Even if you’re working for the man the weekend of the festival, you too will be faced with the heartbreaking decision of watching Arcade Fire over Disclosure. Oh, the joy! Last year was a huge year for the webcast, showcasing huge names like Smith Westerns, DIIV, Cloud Nothings, Social Distortion, James…
  • Outside Lands Announces 2014 Lineup

    Travel Hymns
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    Outside Lands Announces 2014 Lineup Ranger Dave of San Francisco’s Outside Lands has made the official announcement of the 2014 lineup. Check out the full lineup below. Kanye West Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers The Killers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Arctic Monkeys Tiësto Death Cab For Cutie Disclosure The Flaming Lips Ray LaMontagne Spoon Tedeschi Trucks Band Atmosphere Cut Copy Tegan & Sara Duck Sauce Haim Chromeo Ben Howard Lykke Li Chvrches Paolo Nutini Capital Cities Kacey Musgraves Local Natives Jenny Lewis Grouplove John Butler Trio Tycho The Kooks SBTRKT Nicki Bluhm and…
  • HARD Summer 2014 Lineup Announcement

    Travel Hymns
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    HARD Summer 2014 Lineup Announcement *This page will be updated as the official news breaks HARD Summer will be announcing the official lineup for the 2014 festival shortly. In order to properly torture fans, HARD Presents has been leaking names which should build to the final announcement. According to the site, at least 8 more names should be released in the next few days. The official lineup is listed below, Cashmere Cat Shiba San DJ Snake Julio Bashmore Important to note that HARD Summer will not be hosted by LA Historic Park this year. The festival has now moved to the Whittier Narrows…
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    Festival Archive

  • San Diego Jazz Festival 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    The 2014 Payne Pest Management San Diego Jazz Festival will this year run for 3 days over the memorial day weekend at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Expected audience of 11,500 and around 25 acts in total, the San Diego Jazz Fest is a great little festival hosted on the panoramic seaside setting of the La Costa venue. Confirmed acts for this year include Jill Scott, Jonathan Butler, Norman […] The post San Diego Jazz Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    With audiences in excess of 35,000 each year, the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is now known to be one of the largest free jazz festivals on the East Coast of the USA. It’s been going strong since 1989 and is held in memory of Clifford Brown to died in a tragic car accident in 1956 at age 25 alongside his friend and promising pianist Richie […] The post DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • Moers Festival 2014

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    The 2014 Moers Festival is now in its 43rd year, with it comes a new purpose built venue and a star studded lineup with jazz artists attending from all around the world, this year with a special focus on Europe, USA and Brazilian acts. Over the years many famous musicians have attended the Moers festival including Herbie Hancock, Lester Bowie, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Archie […] The post Moers Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • DC Jazz Festival 2014

    11 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    The 2014 DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) will this year run for 6 days and marks the festivals 10th Anniversary. With over 125 performances at various clubs and venues around the city (60+ different venues), the DC Jazz Fest is expected to bring in a crowd of over 100,000. It is regarded by many to be one of the fastest growing jazz festivals in the USA. […] The post DC Jazz Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • Jazz in Duketown 2014

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Jazz in Duke Town is the largest free jazz festival in Netherlands, it’s an open air festival hosted in the town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands during Pentecost (public holiday). Now in its 41st year the festival attracts 10′s of thousands of people to the center of Den Bosch to see musical performances from both national and international acts. Jazz in Duke Town is organized entirely by […] The post Jazz in Duketown 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
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    Where It's A-T

  • Audio-Technica Hits the Streets at SXSW 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    Since its inception in 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) has rapidly grown into one of the biggest multimedia events in the world. People from far corners of the world flock to SXSW in greater numbers each year to share in the excitement. In March, Audio-Technica was fortunate to have a booth during the festival. We […]The post Audio-Technica Hits the Streets at SXSW 2014 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • 3 Multi-Mic Combinations for Recording Electric Guitar

    3 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    There are several multi-microphone techniques that can help refine your guitar sound while recording.  Here are a few tips to take your sound to the next level.. 1.         Two Dynamic Mics Try positioning two dynamic microphones on one speaker. In this arrangement, we’re using two ATM650 dynamic microphones. The first microphone is aimed straight ahead […]The post 3 Multi-Mic Combinations for Recording Electric Guitar appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Stops to Make Music at NAMM

    1 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    We love talking about our friends at The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus who are traveling the globe to provide students with free studio time. The Lennon Bus is committed to providing these students and their schools with personalized, customized studio sessions where they get a crash course in writing, recording and producing music. The […]The post The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Stops to Make Music at NAMM appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • 3 Basic Single-Mic Recording Techniques For the Electric Guitar

    27 Mar 2014 | 9:37 am
    The electric guitar revolutionized music in the 1930s and enjoys a permanent residence at the core of popular music. It’s the most definitive component of rock ‘n roll music in history. The electric guitar is the instrument you want to perfect in the mix. A-T’s here with the tips you need to do exactly that, […]The post 3 Basic Single-Mic Recording Techniques For the Electric Guitar appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Channel Delay, Part 2

    26 Mar 2014 | 10:20 am
    This is the tenth and final installment in guest blogger Steve Lagudi’s series on miking drums – today, Part 2 of a two-part post about channel delay. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. For drums, I like to take it even further than that. Without question, the snare is the loudest […]The post Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Channel Delay, Part 2 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
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  • 9 Coachella tips for first-timers

    Sean Panganiban
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:46 pm
    –This article was contributed by Sean Panganiban. You can reach him at Seanpangs10[at] – For the past 6 years of my life I’ve lived and breathed... The post 9 Coachella tips for first-timers appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Coachella 2014 pool parties and after parties

    Evan Thomas
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Updated 4/9/14 – Zero Gravity After Party, Cosmic Stardust and Influential House added Coachella pool parties and after parties have been growing in number and size... The post Coachella 2014 pool parties and after parties appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Coachella 2014: 5 artists to catch in the Yuma Tent

    Evan Thomas
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    The Yuma Tent–which hosts both rising stars and the biggest names in “underground” dance music–was one of the most welcomed upgrades at Coachella last year,... The post Coachella 2014: 5 artists to catch in the Yuma Tent appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup: The good, the bad, and the ugly

    Zach Silva
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    –Long-time Lollapalooza fan and TravelGrom contributor Zach Silva breaks down this year’s lineup.– This past week, Lollapalooza released its tickets (and subsequently sold them... The post Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup: The good, the bad, and the ugly appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Coachella Camping Tips & Checklist

    Evan Thomas
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Wondering what to bring to Coachella?  Whether you are camping or staying in a hotel, this article is designed to keep you safe, cool... The post Coachella Camping Tips & Checklist appeared first on TravelGrom.
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    Latest News, Music News, Tour Dates, Festival Dates, Headliners - Gigs and Festivals

  • Dr Dre overtakes Jay Z on rich list

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    Dr Dre has overtaken Jay Z on Forbes' list of the richest hip hop artists. The magazine has revealed the rapper's Beats by Dre headphones company made $1.2 billion last year, earning him $200 million, meaning his total assets were $550 million. Jay Z was close behind after his $475 million jumped to $520 million in the past 12 months, due to his $150 million partnership with Live Nation, his Budweiser Made In America Tour and his Roc Nation Sports agency. Puff Daddy was crowned number one once again with an estimated worth of $700 million, almost double the amount last year of $450 million,…
  • Foo Fighters new album is almost half done

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Foo Fighters new album is "almost half done". Producer Butch Vig, who is reportedly working on the record with Steve Albini, claims the band have been experimenting with new recording techniques and it is well on its way to being completed. Speaking to Kerrang, Vig said: "We've been recording at some different locations, but we're almost halfway done with the recording and it's going well." "It sounds different - we've thrown a few things into the mix, in the recording process, that are going to give the record a different sound and a different feel. It's been a challenge, but it's also been…
  • Coldplay announce tour dates for 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Coldplay have announced six international shows in support of their upcoming album 'Ghost Stories'. The 'Paradise' hitmakers will kick off their tour in Germany on the 25th April and visit a number of low-key venues, compared to their stadium dates for their 'Mylo Xyloto' tour in 2012. The band, made up of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion, will also stop by at the Beacon Theatre in New York, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Casino de Paris, Dome City Hall in Tokyo and a final date at the Royal Albert Hall in London. In recent months, Coldplay have performed two small…
  • Sam Bailey To Headline Guilfest

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    Sam Bailey will headline Guilfest this July. The X Factor winner will join The Boomtown Rats, Kool & The Gang, The Human League and Sham 69 in Guildford from 18th-20th July. Tony Scott, the festival's director: "We really are thrilled to have Sam play at the festival, she was fantastic on X factor and we can't wait to see her live on stage right here in Guildford!" Elsewhere, Funky End Dance Tent have added Sigma to their line-up. Having just had a UK number 1 hit with their excellent rework of Kanye West's 'Nobody To Love', born and bred Guildfordian Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie AKA…
  • Tim Peaks Diner to return to Kendal Calling

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Tim Burgess’s ‘Tim Peaks Diner’ returns to this year’s Kendal Calling. For the third year running, the Charlatans’ frontman brings his log cabin to the festival for a blend of musical, cultural and foodie nourishment during the day and hedonist merriment long into the night. Tim Burgess comments: "Our amazing log cabin will once again be the place to be for damn fine cherry pie, secret gigs, not so secret gigs, fantastic coffee, brilliant music and unforgettable memories. Plus we've got our own astrophysicist and a record shop too." Tim Peaks highlights for this year include Frankie…
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  • Marketing Internship with Croshal Entertainment Group in Agoura Hills, CA

    Katie Reilly
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    The Croshal Entertainment Group is an LA-based entertainment management and marketing company, established in 2003, that provides a blend of full services to artists, managers, record labels, and corporate brands. We have worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, and always strive to protect the artists vision, integrity, and brand. Currently in our 10th year, we have helped our artists/clients maximize their potential and with combined efforts having helped them sell over 4 million records (independently) while creating new revenue streams along the…
  • Internship Opportunities with WXPN in Philadelphia, PA

    Katie Reilly
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Here's a fantastic opportunity with non-commercial radio tastemaker WXPN in Philadelphia. The station has helped to break countless artists in the worlds of folk, alternative, rock, contemporary, blues, indie, and everything in between. It's actually one of the places I interned so I can say with certainty it's a great place to be. The station is situated in the heart of University City in Philadelphia in the same building as World Cafe Live- which means you're always near live music and fantastic food. Plus, the station hosts a major festival every summer with both up-and-coming…
  • Internship Opportunities with Roulette in Brooklyn

    Katie Reilly
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    Here's a fantastic opportunity at a really cool performance space in Brooklyn for anyone interested in audio engineering, non-profit work, marketing and communication, or video. If you're not familiar with Roulette check out some of their fantastic press such as this piece in NY Mag and this one in the New York Times.Roulette offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates throughout the year. This unique opportunity provides working knowledge of a non-profit music venue with access to some of the world’s most exciting contemporary composers and musicians.Roulette…
  • NABef Career Fair in Las Vegas

    Katie Reilly
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Want to Work in TV or Radio? Don’t miss the largest broadcast Career FairWednesday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the Las Vegas Hotel.   Meet with recruiters from Beasley Broadcast Group, Gannett, ESPN, Turner Broadcasting System and many other broadcast companies!Jobs available include media sales, broadcast technology, management or TV/radio on-airFree onsite career coaching and information sessions to help jumpstart your careerVeterans support center with representatives from Hire our Heroes, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and  private…
  • Remote Social Media and Writing Internships at Dotted Music

    Katie Reilly
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Dotted Music isn’t the same old agency that claims to be the best. In fact, that’s not even what we strive for. What we strive for is an honest connection – a connection to the artists we work with and the art that they’re creating. We know that you have a passion and lust for what you’re doing and we want to help the world realize it just as much as you do. And we get it, because we here at Dotted Music are also artists. Consisting of a team of musicians, marketers, graphic designers, videographers and photographers, we have the knowledge and expertise to make your brand stand out.
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  • Venue Review: The Merrow

    Cory Barclay
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The Merrow is located in the pleasant, popping town of Hillcrest. It used to be called the Ruby Room, which was an eclectic art-bar of sorts owned by a guy named Sam. They were the premier live music venue in Hillcrest, offering up many genres of music on any given night, with eerie and interesting paintings decorating the walls. Alas, the Ruby Room closed their doors in late 2013 and changed ownership.Walking into the new Merrow makes me reminisce on all the good times I had at the Ruby Room. Looking around, I notice that besides the name, the place has not changed much. They kept many of…
  • Fargen Amplification’s High Gain Classic 50

    Steven Fies
    5 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    SACRAMENTO, CA – To celebrate their 15th anniversary, Fargen Amplification is now offering a limited edition High Gain Classic 50. The anniversary edition will be limited to five pieces in red, five pieces in white and five pieces in blue for a total of 15. A matching 212 speaker cabinet is also available. The amps are available through select authorized dealers or directly from the Fargen website.High Gain Classic 5012AX7 tube buffered FX loop with true bypass switch, Foot switchable dual master volume (rhythm/lead) Custom 50W transformer set SoZo vintage style…
  • Venue Review: Kensington Club

    June Owatari
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Kensington Club holds nostalgic threads to my heart. Oh, I remember my free-wheeling days when I would head down to that dark creepy bar for karaoke and Rock Band nights. This rural girl was scared and titillated by my first few forays into the "true dive bar" (those are the words of San Diego Reader, not mine). But the vodka sodas and the other crap I used to drink tided me over. Soon, trips to Ken Club were an adventure. My return trip always involved an hour or so on the swings in the park nearby.Situated right in the heart of "downtown" Kensington, Ken Club is not only a dive bar, but…
  • SUN GOD SEVEN - Spend Another Day

    Steven Fies
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Sun God Seven is a group from Metairie, LA ranked #1 in Rock in their area on ReverbNation.  They are definitely worth a moment of your time when you get a chance to check them out.Sun God Seven was conceived in the summer of 2012 between Sun God and Glenn 7. These two artists go back 25 yrs having cut their teeth in the same music scene in New Orleans.  Sun God moved away from New Orleans to pursue his career in an all original rock act in Houston, TX.  That band Downtown Bruno garnered a huge fan base in The Houston area and attracted the attention of Pace concerts which has…
  • Venue Review: Soda Bar, San Diego, CA

    June Owatari
    12 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Soda Bar is one of my favorite venues in San Diego. It's small enough to be intimate, yet big enough and well-known enough to have national acts come through. It helps that they have a finger on the pulse of the local scene too, often featuring local bands like Burning of Rome, Gloomsday, and more. They usually have shows booked 7 days a week with few exceptions, and music ranges from your grungiest, loudest punk to straight up electronic dance.The venue is divided into two main sections, with the bar being the dividing line between the two. On the bar-facing side, the room is lined with…
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  • Whatcha Say: Lana Del Rey, Beyonce and Miley Cyrus Got Our Readers Talking + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Morrissey's 'World Peace Is None of Your Business' Track List May Top Its Title – No one will ever be better at the art of being Morrissey than Morrissey. First, he gives his new album the title World Peace Is None of Your Business, which may or may not […]
  • Oh well, whatever, never mind : A short history of Nirvana + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:56 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Wild Moccasins: 88 92 (Review) – Wild Moccasins spend half of their debut slavishly recreating early ’80s pop, but don’t really come to life until they stop doing that later in the album. Continue Reading On » News: 14 incredible moments from the Rock and Roll Hall […]
  • Florence and the Machine and Lily Allen confirmed for London's Other Ball + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   After Future And Kanye's 'I Won,' Metro Boomin Is 'Gonna Stay Around' – Producer talks to MTV News about what he’s got on deck. By Adam Fleischer Continue Reading On » Trust – “Capitol” Video – Trust — now the solo project of producer Robert Alfons […]
  • Here’s how you have a mother-daughter sex talk + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:53 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Taylor Swift's parents throwing wrench in her career, report says – Taylor Swift’s mom and dad are being accused of becoming “difficult and controlling stage parents” as they assume total power over her career — even though they have technically separated. Continue Reading On » New Videos: […]
  • Case Study: Inside Vance Joy’s European success + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Tonight Alive Confirm 2014 US Fall Tour Plans – Couldn’t get a ticket to see Tonight Alive on their spring tour? Don’t worry, you won’t be waiting too long for your next opportunity to see them.The Australian five-piece have confirmed they will be returning to the US this […]