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  • Loving what I used to hate

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

    Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More
    Kenal Louis
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Introduction To The Event Where do I begin? On September 14th of 2014 I hosted my first and largest solo art exhibition. It was a success for me as a creative person and I believe for the community I reside in. On August 9th of 2013 I moved into the... The post Thankfulness and Gratitude For Supporting My Vision appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
  • KEVIN SMITH: It costs nothing to encourage an artist

    The Curious Brain
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    via zenpencils A big thanks to Christopher for bringing this to my attension
  • SXSW Wishlist

    10 Mar 2014 | 8:48 pm
    As the tech nerds begin to pack their bags (which are presumably ten pounds heavier in koozie weight) its time for Short Sleeve Button Down to turn its attention to the part of SXSW that... Read more
  • Taylor Swift To Visit SiriusXM In Town Hall Series

    Spencer Osborne
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    SiriusXM announced today that global superstar and seven time Grammy winner Taylor Swift will sit down for an intimate Q&A session with a select group of listeners for the SiriusXM “Town Hall” series on Wednesday, October 29.  The event will be moderated by SiriusXM Hits 1’s The Morning Mash Up hosts Nicole Ryan, Stanley T, Rich Davis and Ryan Sampson.   “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Taylor Swift” will air live on Wednesday, October 29 at 2:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Hits 1. The “Town Hall Series” typically takes place in the SiriusXM studios, and an intimate group of…
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    Kings of A&R

  • The Bourgeois

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    Brand new music from Kings favorite, The Bourgeois, which are a punk-influenced alternative rock band from Tulsa, OK. The new record “Smoke And Mirrors” was produced by Lior Goldenberg (Rancid, Marilyn Manson). To date they have released an EP and a single, with the new record dropping November 11th. They have performed with bands such as Sick Puppies, OK Go, Cold War Kids and AWOLNation. Check out the new video Smoke and Mirrors. Contact:
  • Leeds and Reading Festivals Gives Rise to Indie Bands, and Even Bingo

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Playing at a music festival can be the highlight of any band’s career, and it can be a sign that you’ve made it big. Music festivals have become quite popular in all areas of the world, but there are still some festivals that are more prominent. TomorrowWorld, Coachella, and Glastonbury are some that immediately come to mind, but the Leeds Festival is one more that’s of note. The Leeds Festival is the younger brother of the Reading Festival, the oldest popular music festival still in existence. These two festivals take place over the course of one weekend, sharing the same bill. Big…
  • The Iron Heart

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    The Iron Heart is a hard hitting rock band from California with an energetic rhythm section and soaring guitars, delivering a signature sound that has been described as “the new rock n roll”. The band has just wrapped recording at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 with Producer Jason Carmer (Third Eye Blind, The Donnas, Run DMC). Salon Des Refuses, the bands first full length album will be released in 2015. They can draw nicely in such venues including The Uptown Theatre in Napa, Bottom of The Hill SF., and Uptown Nightclub in Oakland. They performed the first Bottle Rock Festival in Napa…
  • Myke Terry

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    Buzz Track: Red Handed Myke Terry is prepping the release of his debut solo EP Red Handed. He gained international attention as the lead singer of successful, Boston-based metal outfit Bury Your Dead. The former metal front man has mined through his throwback soul and funk influences to transform his sound. Myke Terry will be an artist to watch. Contact:
  • The best selling iTunes artists within 24 hours

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Foo Fighters “The Feast and the Famine” 47,129 downloads Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” 27,108 downloads Meghan Trainor “All About The Bass” 19,986 downloads Hozier “Take Me To Church” 17,219 downloads Tove Lo “Habits” 10,816 downloads Fall Out Boy “Centuries” 9,343 downloads Echosmith “Cool Kids” 9,193 downloads
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  • LISTEN | Bebe Panthere - 'What Do I Have To Do'

    Jeremy Daniel
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    'What Do I Have to Do' is a pop gem with a vibey tropical marimba and a funky bass line. It goes from being punchy, high-tension-sexy in the verse, to soaring ethereal chorus. 'What Do I Have To Do' is the most recent single from Bebe Panthere's debut EP, Pink Sweat and has been described as Kill Bill meets Blondie with hip hop sprinkles on top - a homage to New York in the '70s, new wave in the '80s, with a graceful nod to pop music of the '90s. The track and EP are out now and were produced by Baghdaddy of Weekend Money. Stream and download Pink Sweat below. Pink Sweat [EP] by Bebe Panthere
  • AltSounds Exclusive Premiere: LISTEN | StarBenders - StarBenders (Full EP Stream)

    Jeremy Daniel
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    True rock & roll, at its core, lives in that youthful, unjaded space between adolescence and adulthood. Smoking cigarettes behind the bowling alley with your friends. Cruising the suburbs aimlessly for hours blasting your favorite bands because it's the only thing that makes life bearable. Sneaking out and getting busted by the cops for being at the skatepark after curfew. Awakening to the fact that you're an outsider, but realizing through the songs you're listening to that it's not a bad thing to be. Atlanta band StarBenders' "blasphemous candy-coated bubblegum punk," as frontgirl Kimi…
  • Sponsored Video: Sailor Jerry Clothing, The Flash, designed by Iggy Pop

    Jack Stovin
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    The legendary Iggy Pop has teamed up with Sailor Jerry Clothing to launch an exciting new clothing line called The Flash Collection by Iggy Pop. The range, inspired by the legendary tattoo flash of Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins includes a Denim vest, Leather Belt and Hand-Tooled Buckle and sets of embroidered patches. Iggy is renowned for his brash style and outlandish looks, so this is the perfect opportunity for Sailor Jerry Clothing to collaborate on something special for style gurus to take advantage of. The previous year saw musician and artist Paul Simonon of the Clash and Gorillaz take…
  • Ella Eyre & David Arnold collaborate for The Bose ‘Urban Conductor’

    Jack Stovin
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    London soul songstress, Ella Eyre’s rapid rise continues. Since proving herself to be one of the UK’s most enthralling and captivating debut female singers, Ella has been wowing the crowds throughout the UK having sold out a headline tour as well as performing prolific slots at this summer’s festivals. The BRIT award winner released her latest single ‘Comeback’ at the end of September and is a thrilling, horn-led smash with a whole heap of attitude. The song is based on a break-up when Ella was 17, but written from the point of view of speaking to a troubled best friend. "We've all…
  • LISTEN | AltSounds Approved #15

    Chris MUG5 Maguire
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:13 am
    Another day another dollar. Whoops wrong cliche! Another week, another AltSounds Approved playlist? Is that even a cliche? Fuck no, I'm clutching at straws here. Not being funny but it's always hard to write something new and meaningful each time I put one of these up. I could have started with how nice the weather is in New York for this time of year and how it's my birthday next week and possibly, for the first time in my life I won't be experiencing it by freezing my ass off, but instead enjoying this prolonged New York summer. But, now I've said that I guarantee it's not going to happen.
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  • Daniel Radcliffe Raps Alphabet Aerobics on Jimmy Fallon

    nock (/music/member/nock)
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    Not bad, Harry Potter.
  • Postmodern Jukebox - Problem (Vintage '50s Doo-Wop Cover)

    oritteropo (/music/member/oritteropo)
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:40 am
    YouTube Description: We teamed up with NYC doo wop group, The Tee - Tones, on this 1950's style cover of Ariana Grande's "Problem," with vocals by the lovely Robyn Adele Anderson. Come see Robyn and the rest of Postmodern Jukebox on tour this Fall, and check out The Tee Tones online here: The Band: Robyn Adele Anderson - lead vocals Bernard Taylor - backup vocals Scout Ford - backup vocals Gerard Gidden - backup vocals Allan Mednard - drums Adam Kubota - bass Scott Bradlee - piano…
  • Elton John about 2CELLOS

    Sagemind (/music/member/Sagemind)
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    If you haven't listened to them, do it!
  • ‘Thriller’ Sung in 20 Different Styles

    mintbbb (/music/member/mintbbb)
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    YT: My name is Anthony Vincent and I'm the voice of Ten Second Songs. Make sure to subscribe to my channel to see/hear some more awesome music from me! I hope you all enjoy my Halloween themed 20 style cover of Thriller by Michael Jackson.
  • All About That Bass - covered on up-right double bass

    deathcow (/music/member/deathcow)
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
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    Unreality TV

  • WATCH: Awesome First Trailer For EX MACHINA Starring Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson

    Damen Norton
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Alex Garland is a name you may not be too familiar with, but you definitely should be.  Starting as a novelist, he penned The Beach, a book that was good enough to catch the attention of director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) who adapted it into a feature film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  It was then that Garland took an interest in feature films, and re-teamed with Boyle on the cult classic zombie film 28 Days Later, helping to jump-start a genre that still thrives to this day (The Walking Dead).  He’d go on to work with Boyle once more on the criminally underrated sci-fi…
  • Sony Possibly Planning All-Female Superhero Movie From SPIDER-MAN Universe?

    Damen Norton
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    For months now, we’ve known that Sony has been planning to expand the Spider-Man universe – the last remaining Marvel property that they possess – to include individual films based on Spidey’s endless well of villains.  There is the Sinister Six movie that they’ve been developing with Drew Goddard, and the long-awaited Venom movie that has Alex Kurtzman attached to direct.  With recent revelations that Sony may be putting those projects away for a while, their fates are unknown.Cut to today, and we’re still in a comic book movie hangover with huge…
  • Seth Rogen Joins Christian Bale In Steve Jobs Biopic, Jessica Chastain Circling Role

    Damen Norton
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    With his lead already cast, director Danny Boyle is in the process of filling out the remainder of his cast for his upcoming biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs.  Christian Bale will lead the film, but there are many other roles to be cast, not least of which includes Apple co-founder and lifelong friend Steve Wozniak.Today, we’ve learned that funnyman Seth Rogen will play Wozniak – a departure for the actor who is mostly known for comedies.  Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin scripted the film, which will take an unconventional approach to the typical biopic model.  Instead of a…
  • Michael Bay Switches From Robots To Politics With Benghazi Drama 13 HOURS

    Damen Norton
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Dictator.  Egomaniac.  Enfant Terrible.  All of these words have been used to describe Master of Blowing Shit Up, Michael Bay.  Indeed, the embattled director has been a favorite whipping boy to critics and audiences worldwide, often cited as a purveyor of films that are cosmetically pleasing, but nauseatingly bad.  But, the sticking point is his track record.  Despite his unwillingness to bow to his detractors, his films consistently rake in huge box office numbers, and until that phenomenon concludes, Bay is here to stay.  Though today’s news may signify an urge to move outside…
  • First Look At TERMINATOR: GENISYS And New Plot Details Reveal Different Origins

    Damen Norton
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    When I first heard about Terminator: Genisys I was a little annoyed.  Since James Cameron departed the franchise, it has experienced a sharp decline in quality, with two meager sequels that lacked the excitement and tone that the first two films had in spades.  Even a mega-star like Christian Bale wasn’t enough to save Terminator: Salvation – a useless and ham-fisted clunker that seemed like a devious ploy by the studio to cash in on some of those apocalyptic robot dollars.  But as Genisys started to come together, and the cast got more and more interesting, I became…
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  • The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    If you were expecting to see some spooky songs in this week’s 5 Best, you might be a little disappointed. Yes, it’s Halloween, but nothing here is particularly Halloweeny. This week did bring the return of the holiday-appropriate Marilyn Manson, and he was nominated, but he didn’t make the cut. Da Mafia 6ix, the resurrected zombie of Three 6 Mafia, also treated us to a horror-filled new mixtape, but that arrived too late for consideration; they’ll have to wait till next week. The only thing spooky about the songs here is how great they are. Check ’em out and have…
  • Billy Corgan Responds To Anderson Cooper’s Dumb On-Air Insults

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    On last night’s Anderson Cooper 360, Cooper featured Billy Corgan in his recurring RidicuList segment for appearing on the cover of PAWS Chicago magazine — something that happened more than five months ago, mind you — and went on to ridicule the wrestling-themed furniture commercial Corgan appeared in last year (apparently he didn’t hear about the eight-hour Siddhartha performance?) before lamenting that watching his alt-rock heroes age is reminding him of his own mortality. Here’s the segment:Read More...
  • Watch Another Spooky Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Teaser

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Panda Bear has put out another teaser for his upcoming new album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. It features the same Grim Reaper as the first teaser, but things get a lot crazier this time: it starts freaking out and rips the stuffed panda bear in half until there’s nothing left, all while the screen flashes with bright colors and discordant noise escalates in the background. Pretty spooky stuff! Watch below.Read More...
  • The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Last week in this space, I wondered where the hell all the Halloween-themed videos were. They all finally showed up this week — including a few today, which puts them out of contention for this week’s list. But some of the best videos of the week weren’t dark or spooky at all. They were technicolor joy explosions. “Techinicolor joy-explosion,” it turns out, is probably still the most dependable music-video context. This week’s picks are below.Read More...
  • Cass McCombs – “Angel Blood” (Video)

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Cass McCombs released his seventh full-length LP, Big Wheel And Others, last year, but today we get a video for a track from that album, “Angel Blood.” The melancholy song is accompanied by footage gathered on McCombs’ last tour and in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. It’s humble yet emotionally poignant, just like McCombs’ music. Watch.Read More...
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  • SiriusXM Earnings Look Good, But Look Deeper

    Spencer Osborne
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    SiriusXM reported earnings today, and at first blush it would appear that the company met expectations, and is performing well enough to raise some guidance metrics for the balance of the year.  The company reported record revenue, saw net income increase 117%, had a record $381 million in adjusted EBITDA, has repurchased $2.1 billion in stock, and raised guidance on subscribers, revenue, and free cash flow.  With all of that, what is not to like?  Churn went up to 1.9% quarter over quarter, and conversion rate from trial subscriptions to self paying subscriptions dropped from 42% to 41%.
  • Taylor Swift To Visit SiriusXM In Town Hall Series

    Spencer Osborne
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    SiriusXM announced today that global superstar and seven time Grammy winner Taylor Swift will sit down for an intimate Q&A session with a select group of listeners for the SiriusXM “Town Hall” series on Wednesday, October 29.  The event will be moderated by SiriusXM Hits 1’s The Morning Mash Up hosts Nicole Ryan, Stanley T, Rich Davis and Ryan Sampson.   “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Taylor Swift” will air live on Wednesday, October 29 at 2:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Hits 1. The “Town Hall Series” typically takes place in the SiriusXM studios, and an intimate group of…
  • SiriusXM Earnings Are On Tap

    Spencer Osborne
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    We are just a day away from SiriusXM announcing its Q3 earnings.  The company appears to have had a very good Q3 in that it raised subscriber guidance over a month ago.  Auto Sales in 2014 have been strong, and the company seems to have seen good traction in the used car segment as well.  Last quarter the company brought in $1.035 billion in revenue on $751 million of costs.  This allowed the company to report an income of almost $284 million and an EPS of 2 cents. Wall Street is expecting Q3 to deliver 2 cents again on revenue that grew slightly to $1.04 billion.  While these numbers…
  • Halloween 2014 On SiriusXM

    Spencer Osborne
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Halloween is upon us and as tradition would have it, SiriusXM is offering up a myriad of content surrounding the October 31st holiday.  SiriusXM’s exclusive Halloween-themed programming will begin Friday, October 24 at 6:00 pm ET.  The extensive programming, which will include everything from scary stories for adults to party sounds for kids and families and more, will air across SiriusXM’s multiple talk, music, and comedy channels.  Here is a sampling of what you can hear: SiriusXM’s Scream Radio will provide the ultimate scary sound-effect soundtrack for fun and fright,…
  • SiriusXM Inks Deal With Maserati

    Spencer Osborne
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    SiriusXM announced today that buyers of Maserati cars will be able to receive 3 months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio included in the purchase of the car.  Buyers of  the Quattroporte or Ghibli vehicles will get advanced services which includes 4 years of traffic conditions, weather, fuel, scores, and movie listings. SiriusXM has been available in Maserati vehicles for quite some time, but there have also been issues in the past.  This year there was a class action lawsuit surrounding defective antennas in model year 2014 vehicles.  Maserati is expected to sell about 13,000 vehicles this…
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    XLR8R News and Features

  • The Lowdown: This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Surgeon, Jackmaster, John Talabot, and More

    XLR8R Magazine
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:30 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…
  • Dark Entries Announces Upcoming Psychic TV Remix EP; Hear Silent Servant's Rework Now

    XLR8R Magazine
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    San Francisco's Dark Entries label (who we took a closer look at in a recent Get Familiar feature) has announced plans to issue its first remix EP, enlisting the likes of Silent Servant and John Tejada to rework Psychic TV's 1989 acid-house track "Alien Be-In." read more
  • Check Out the Video for DJ Haus' Upcoming "Comin' On" Single

    XLR8R Magazine
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Prolific UK producer and Unknown to the Unknown label head DJ Haus will return to his own label in the coming weeks with the "Comin' On" single, for which a new video has surfaced today. read more
  • Download Sculpture's Free Mixtape for Software's 'Mixware' Series

    XLR8R Magazine
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    After launching its Mixware series earlier this month with Napolian's Road to Incursio mixtape, NYC label Software has today issued its second such release in the form of Video Plot, a new outing from experimental A/V duo Sculpture. read more
  • Watch a Live Performance of Jacques Greene's New Single

    XLR8R Magazine
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Jacques Greene has had a busy week—the New York-via-Montreal producer turned in a new mix on Monday before revealing his upcoming After Life After Party EP for LuckyMe and sharing a video for EP cut "1 4 Me" the following day. Now, Greene has surfaced again with a new video which finds him performing his latest single live using an array of hardware. read more
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  • ALBUM REVIEW: Thom Yorke – “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes”

    Justin Vellucci
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Thom Yorke is talkin’ ‘bout a revolution again. Only this time, his soundtrack to it is so slight, it’s almost ethereal. Yorke and producer-extraordinaire Nigel Godrich recently truth-bombed social media and the Internet-at-large with the unplanned release of Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, the Radiohead frontman’s first solo outing in some six years. “An experiment” tied to a virtual “shopfront” – a paygated bundle available online for $6 through the file-sharing site BitTorrent – the eight-song record and associated free content quickly ratcheted up one million downloads,…
  • The Friday Five: October 31, 2014

    Michael Parr
    31 Oct 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: Merry All Hallows’ Eve, my faithful ghosts and goblins! As is customary when the Friday Five falls on a holiday, we’re shuffling…
  • ALBUM REVIEW: Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne, “I Line My Days Along Your Weight”

    Rob Ross
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    A very nice debut, indeed; this first offering from Mark Rogers and Mary Byrne, who hail from Pennsylvania, but met in East Atlanta through the growing music scene.  Having moved to Brooklyn, they married and after the nightmare of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, began working on their first collaboration, which became this album.  I Line My Days Along Your Weight is a keeper; it’s bare-boned and stripped down – just acoustic guitars and the very warm and tuneful voice of Mary Byrne. “When Your Elders Are Tall” is a striking and melodic piece, wrapped in minor chords and…
  • Suburban Metal Dad #374. “Samhain Fire, Part 7″

    D.X. Ferris
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Welcome back to Suburban Metal Dad, Popdose’s resident webcomic. Read a new one every Monday and Friday.  Click the pic to enlarge.  Do you want a paradise!? Tell us in the comments section!
  • Spinning Discs: Witches Brew

    Bob Cashill
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Halloween festivities started early for us, as Maleficent arrived a few days ahead of street date–and when Angelina Jolie knocks on your door, you open it. The closest thing we have to a queen of the world, Jolie enjoyed a huge success with Disney’s revisionist spin on its Sleeping Beauty (1959), putting the evil enchantress front and center. As I noted way back when, Jolie is part-woman and part-digital creation, and draped in jaw-dropping darkling costumes and accoutred in special effects she is deeply in her element here, casting spells over Aurora (Elle Fanning)–and my…
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    The KEXP Blog

  • Friday Music News

    Britta Plyler
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    photo via Pitchfork Happy Halloween, everyone! In the spirit of scaring, Arcade Fire has shared a 20-minute horror film called Festi, which takes place during their 2011 tour. As they celebrate lead singer Win Butler’s birthday, the band deals with the frightening curse of the infamous 27 Club. An entire slew of celebrities make appearances, including The National, Peter Gabriel, Fleet Foxes, and Andrew Garfield. [CoS] With a name like Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, you can bet that this trio knows how to bring it when it comes to spooky themed productions. They’ve created a…
  • Music That Matters Podcast: Iceland Airwaves 2014 Preview

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. FM Belfast during KEXP’s Iceland Airwaves broadcast in 2012 // photo by Jim Bennett Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 432 - Iceland Airwaves 2014 Preview DJ Kevin Cole and Online Content Manager Jim Beckmann preview the 2014 Iceland Airwaves Music Festival with a diverse mix of tracks from 17 Icelandic artists including FM Belfast,…
  • Friday on My Mind presents Halloween Video Roundup!

    John Richards
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    photo by Christopher Nelson It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Ordinarily, we only feature three videos, with a few Honorable Mentions, but we’ve got more treats below for you to enjoy. Happy Halloween!
  • Song of the Day: ODESZA - Say My Name (feat. Zyra)

    Jacob Webb
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    photo by Dave Lichterman Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Say My Name (feat. Zyra)” by Seattle duo ODESZA from the 2014 album In Return on Counter. ODESZA - Say My Name (feat. Zyra) (MP3) Over the past two years, ODESZA’s meteoric rise can be attributed to the Seattle duo’s ability to…
  • KEXP Presents: Audioasis Community Partnership & Benefit Show 11/1

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This Saturday, November 1st, KEXP’s Audioasis Community Partnerships Concert features local hip-hop acts Gifted Gab, Hightek Lowlives, and Nu Era. They’ll bring the beats to the Vera Project for an all-ages show to benefit East African Community Services. East African Community Services prepares King County’s East African youth for the future through innovative education and technology programs. Since 2001, they have helped thousands of families in New Holly and across Rainier Valley to thrive in school and the community. The organization focuses on youth through innovative…
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    Create Digital Music

  • For Allhallowtide, Here Are Hours of Brilliant Underground Music to Make You Feel Undead

    Peter Kirn
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Life is short. We’re going to die. Listen to good music. (CC-BY-SA) David Dennis. Happy Hallowe’en, and the entry in the northern hemisphere into short days and long, dark nights – perfect for getting lost in music listening and music making. That means it’s time to start queueing sounds to pass the time, and as it happens the CDM inbox has a selection just arriving. These are mixes unafraid of shadows and adventurous sound, and — well, the best is to let you listen. Leave the cheesy horror Theremin to someone else, and let’s enjoy something that is truly…
  • Beyond Traditional Instruments, a Status Report from the SoundLab

    Peter Kirn
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    There’s nothing more personal than creative expression. And so experimenting with how you make music is more than just novelty: it’s a way to understand the fundamentals of how we relate to machines. And thinking outside the normal avenues means the ability to reach new people, as SoundLab is doing with audiences with learning disabilities. Ashley Elsdon joins us to give us the latest of how the project is going. A little while ago, CDM kindly posted a piece on our SoundLab project, which aims to help people with learning disabilities make music and collaborate in music creation.
  • Auxy Is The Best Piano Roll Editor for iPad Yet – And Not Much Else – By Design [Free]

    Peter Kirn
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    It’s been asked over and over again: can a simpler software tool attract more people to music making? But the next question is, invariably – what’s the right stuff to leave out? Auxy, released today, is an extreme exercise in app minimalism. It radically reduces what’s in the UI by focusing on making and cueing patterns — and leaving out the rest. It’s also free. Built exclusively for iPad, Auxy centers on a grid as its main screen. You’ve got four tracks in which you can create, edit, then trigger different patterns. Tap on one rectangle, and you…
  • Explore a Hyperactive Explosion of Sound, As Mouse on Mars Turns 21

    Peter Kirn
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Musically speaking, Mouse on Mars are like that kid who can’t keep still. In a good way. But perhaps now is a perfect moment for that nervous energy, that quirky, disruptive approach to sounds. It can be refreshing colliding with the duo’s endless, too-much-coffee-when-saying-yes-to-projects collaborations, and anarchic playful love of noise. Because the anxieties of music can leave people creatively constipated. It can drive people to either a chin-stroking disdain for audiences at one extreme, a sort of retreat into abstract sounds with fear that anyone might feel a physical…
  • Windows 93 OS in Your Browser Comes with LSDJ, Pd, Nanoloop Music Apps

    Peter Kirn
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    It’s a nostalgia trip. It’s a net art piece. It’s a parallel dimension. It’s also working music apps running (sort of) in your browser. It feels a little bit like playing with an elaborate doll house where you can open the fridge and add tiny food and the oven pretends to work. But in case you haven’t already been infected with the quantum distraction power of the Windows 93 browser yet, it might interest you to know that there are music apps inside. There’s Pd – kinda. (Double-click the icon and it spawns a non-editable patch running in your…
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  • Podcast: Sell My Old CDs, I'm Off to Heaven (Episode 57)

    Jason Tate
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Episode 57: the return of the Drew-jedi. It also features me fighting off a cold and a really weird sounding voice. But, beyond that, we've got a great episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast for you this week. This week's topics include Taylor Swift's new album and the release and promotion behind it, the relevance of CDs in 2014 and Jason's attempt at decluttering, Drew's return and his love for a bunch of albums out this week, and other goodness. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below. Want to make sure you never miss an episode? You can subscribe to this podcast in iTunes, via…
  • Exclusive: So Many Ways Song Premiere

    Drew Beringer
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    We are premiering a new song from So Many Ways titled "Black Winter." Check it out in the replies.
  • Join Us On Other Networks

    Jason Tate
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr,, and Rdio. The staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
  • We Are The In Crowd's Very Non-Denominational Holiday Get Together

    Alex DiVincenzo
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    We Are The In Crowd has announced "A Very Non-Denominational Holiday Get Together," a string of full-band acoustic shows. Dates are in the replies.
  • Director/Composer John Carpenter Announces Lost Themes Album, Streams Song

    Alex DiVincenzo
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Filmmaker/composer John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) will release an album of previously unreleased music titled John Carpenter's Lost Themes in 2015 via Sacred Bones Records. You can stream one of tracks, "Vortex."
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  • Big K.R.I.T. – “King Of The South”

    Scooby Wilson (@mcscoobins)
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Big K.R.I.T.’s “Cadillactica” drops November 10th. Pre-Order now on iTunes. Filed under: Music Tagged: Big K.R.I.T.
  • TeeFLii Ft Bobby Shmurda & Ty Dolla $ign – “24 Hours” (Remix)

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    TeeFlii drops the remix to his hit song “24 Hours” getting the assist from Ty Dolla $ign and Bobby Shmurda. The remix secures both East and West Coast club spin and puts a exclamation on TeeFlii’s great run with this song. Filed under: Music Tagged: Bobby Shmurda, Tee Flii, Ty Dolla $ign
  • Franc Grams ft Trae Tha Truth – Deadly Sins [Prod. by Lando Beats]

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    One of Connecticut’s most promising MCs Franc Grams connects with the King of the Streets Trae Tha Truth for “Deadly Sins.” Produced by Lando Beats, “Deadly SIns” is the leading single off Franc’s second, full length project of the year #ThePremonition expected early December. Filed under: Music Tagged: Franc Grams, Trae The Truth
  • AllHipHop & DJ Hustle Presents: The Foundation Of Hip Hop Volume #9

    Scooby Wilson (@mcscoobins)
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Our own DJ Hustle is on turn tables giving you The Foundation Of Hip Hop Volume #9. DJ Hustle is blending and mixing with hottest new in hip hop on Listen to DJ Hustle as he is slapping the hits from the streets. Weekly mixes will be posted for your weekly enjoyment. Let DJ Hustle know what you want to hear in the mix @AllHipHopcom or @DJHustle. This mix includes tracks from AV, Jamie Foxx, Mally Mall, We Are Toonz & Jay-Z. Filed under: Music Tagged: DJ Hustle, The Foundation Of Hip Hop
  • Yo Gotti ft Lil STL – “Mama Told Me”

    Jake Crates
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    Zed Zilla hosts the new TrapsNTrunks and we picked up one of our favorites from the project featuring none other than Yo Gotti and newcomer Lil STL. track here via Live Mixtapes. Filed under: Music Tagged: Lil STL, Yo Gotti, Zed Zilla
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  • Dixie Hall Diagnosed with Brain Tumor; Brad Paisley to Appear on College GameDay; Parker Millsap Releases “Truck Stop Gospel” Video

    Juli Thanki
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Chris Jones of Bluegrass Today reports that “a source close to Tom T. and Dixie Hall has disclosed that Miss Dixie has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and is suffering from dementia as a result.” Dixie, one of the most-recorded songwriters in bluegrass, has recently released her first single, called “Sunnyflower One,” a song that is intended as a benefit for the basset hound rescue organization Belly Rubs. Best wishes to Miss Dixie and Tom T. at this time. Check out Parker Millsap’s new video for “Truck Stop Gospel.”  (warning: autoplay) Brad Paisley will serve as a…
  • Friday Five: Frankenstein’s Monster

    Juli Thanki
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, or, the Modern Prometheus was published nearly 200 years ago, but it remains a vital part of pop culture (a new movie version starring Daniel Radcliffe and Sybil from Downton Abbey is slated to come out next year to accompany the billionty films, television programs, and plays that have already based on Shelley’s book). For today’s Friday Five, we’re looking at a handful of songs and videos that reference the mad scientist and his monster. 5. Jimmy Buffett – “Another Saturday Night” In this Sam Cooke cover, Buffett complains that the fine…
  • GhostTunes Previews New Garth Album; Sturgill Simpson Plays The Tonight Show; CMT Debuts New Angaleena Presley Video

    Juli Thanki
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Larry Cordle, Doc Hopkins, and Pete Stamper are part of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. They’ll be inducted on April 10. (via press release) If you’re at work, you should probably put on headphones before you listen to Dean Miller’s masturbation song. Robert Earl Keen talks about his forthcoming bluegrass record, Happy Prisoner (out February 10), in this interview posted on An edited, hour-long version of last month’s IBMA Awards will be broadcast as part of PBS’ Music City Roots television series in late February or early March of 2015.
  • NYC Gets Country Fest; Tompkins Square Records Celebrates Nine Years; Angaleena Presley, Nadine Hubbs Discuss Country Music Classism

    Juli Thanki
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Jewly Hight did a fantastic piece for Wondering Sound in which she talks with Angaleena Presley and scholar Nadine Hubbs (author of Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music) about class and country music. Your other piece of mandatory reading: this Cuepoint feature in which Myra Gale Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis’ child bride, now 70, tells the story of her relationship with the Killer. Maddie & Tae are the first female duo in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart since The Wreckers in 2007. New York City is getting its own country music festival. Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley are…
  • George Strait to Perform at CMA Awards; Ryman Undergoes Renovations; New Album Releases

    Juli Thanki
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:59 am
    George Strait will perform at the CMA Awards next week; it will be his 24th performance on the CMAs. Next Tuesday, go get newly updated ebook versions of Peter Guralnick’s Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm & Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom and his Sam Cooke book, Dream Boogie. The enhanced ebooks include interviews with Ray Charles and Solomon Burke as well as new chapters. On November 22, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will hold a special program called “From Hillbilly to Rockabilly” that celebrates the country roots of rock ‘n’ roll. (via press release) There was a…
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    25 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    When I first started taping the Shades of Soul, I made a conscious decision not to do them as podcasts, partially because I wanted to create a separate identity for them away from my pre-existing podcast series, The Sidebar. However, I’ve been taping SOS shows for over a year now and not coincidentally, The Sidebar has been silent for over a year now. It’s time I finally unite the siblings. I’ve started to upload specific SOS episodes into the Sidebar feed (RSS or iTunes links). Unless by specific request, I don’t think I’m going to upload every single show…

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Shades of Soul, EP 2.19: Grab Bag by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on Mixcloud A mix of old and new joints for this episode. I was overdue for a grab bag post anyway so this seemed more…efficient. But for real, next post (I hope) will be a long-awaited break down of a slew of tracks I’ve gotten in over the summer.

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Folks know that “Blind Alley” is one of my all-time favorite breaks.1 Just wanted to say that Altered Tapes does a killer little edit, apparently by remixing the original multi-track stems with a little BDK thrown in for good measure. In fact, it might be the very first example of how I learned what a “break” (as in sample) was. ↩

    3 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Shades of Soul, EP 2.18: Donny Hathaway Special by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on Mixcloud Thanks to Emily Lordi, I realized that 10/1/14 would have been Donny Hathaway’s 69th birthday and in tribute to one of the great ones, I did a whole show around Hathaway-related recordings, including a few rarities and a slew of classics.

    2 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Shades of Soul, EP 2.17: End of Summer by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on Mixcloud Forgot to post this two weeks back but I heralded the end of the season with a combination of songs I first learned about over the last few months plus a few personal favorite tracks to send summer off into the sunset. Enjoy! (And I’m back on the air 2pm PST on Friday, Oct. 3).
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  • Keller Teams With Stringdusters For Night Of Living Dead

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Jamgrass act The Infamous Stringdusters teamed with special guest Keller Williams last night at The Highline Ballroom in New York City for a performance dubbed "Night Of The Living Dead." It. Got. Weird!!!!!! @highlineballroom #KellerA photo posted by The Infamous Stringdusters (@stringdusters) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:45am PDT The 'Dusters and their guest treated the capacity crowd to a mix of Grateful Dead covers and songs from both act's repertoires. reports that “Bertha,” “Shakedown Street,” “New Speedway Boogie,” “Fire on the Mountain” and “Friend of the…
  • SeepeopleS Reissue Long Out Of Print 2009 Album

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Earlier this month SeepeopleS ended a four-year absence from the stage when the long-running jam act performed in Portland, Maine. The band is gearing up for the spring release of a new double album, entitled Dead Souls Sessions, via RascalZ RecordZ; but have just announced an older, long out of print album is available again. SeepeopleS fourth and most recent album release, 2009's Apocalypse Cow Volume 2, is now available on iTunes and via most major online music retailers. The album, only originally available for download for a brief time on the band's website, has been out of print for…
  • The Heavy Pets To Play 1000th Show At Hulaween

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    This evening, Suwannee Hulaween begins at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. Tomorrow, South Florida-based jam act The Heavy Pets are scheduled to perform at the SCI-headlined festival and it won't be just another gig for the fellas. The Heavy Pets' set at Suwannee Hulaween will mark the band's 1,00th performance. The group reaches the milestone one day before the ninth anniversary of their first performance on November 2, 2005. After nearly a decade of touring the group shows no signs of slowing, touring relentlessly and releasing two vinyl EP's so far this year with…
  • Stream This | Foo Fighters & Zac Brown - Congregation

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Last night Foo Fighters continued a now three-week-old trend of releasing a song from their new album, Sonic Highways, just ahead of the episode documenting the tune's creation premiering on HBO. This week's track is called "Congregation" and is the most gruff and tough of the songs we've heard thus far. Foo Fighters recorded the track in Nashville at Zac Brown's Southern Ground Studios. Brown also appears on "Congregation." Take a listen to the Music City-inspired tune: Tonight's episode of Sonic Highways documents Foo Fighters' time in Nashville and the history of Music City. After the…
  • Video | Sting Jams On The Police Classic With The Roots

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Earlier this month Sting appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his Broadway play, The Last Ship. Those in the studio audience at 30 Rock were treated to a performance they'd never forget as Sting teamed up with The Roots for a version of a The Police classic. During The Roots warmup, Sting sat-in with the band for a stirring rendition of "When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around." Only those in the audience were able to witness the phenomenal performance as it didn't air in the telecast. Thankfully, The Tonight Show has released footage…
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  • BLOODBATH Featuring NICK HOLMES: 'Grand Morbid Funeral' Title Track Available For Streaming

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Swedish death metal supergroup BLOODBATH, which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, as well as OPETH's Martin Axenrot, has recruited PARADISE LOST's Nick Holmes as its new lead singer. Holmes will make his BLOODBATH debut on the band's new album, "Grand Morbid Funeral", which will be released on November 17 via Peaceville. The effort features guest appearances by Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler from AUTOPSY. "Grand Morbid Funeral" track listing: 01. Let The Stillborn Come To Me 02. Total Death Exhumed 03. Anne 04. Church Of Vastitas 05. Famine Of God's Word 06.
  • SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: 'Only To Rise' Cover Artwork, 'Divine' Audio Stream

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    SWEET & LYNCH — the new band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (T&N, DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (S.U.N., WHITESNAKE) — will release its debut album, "Only To Rise", on January 27, 2015 via Frontiers Music srl. A song from the CD called "Divine" can be streamed at The cover artwork for "Only To Rise" is available below. Sweet told Guitar International about SWEET & LYNCH: "It was the brainchild of Serafino Perugino…
  • STEEL PANTHER Comments On GENE SIMMONS' 'Rock Is Dead' Remark

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Drummer Stix Zadinia and bassist Lexxi Foxx of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER are the latest musicians to respond to KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' recent comment that "rock is dead." Simmons told Esquire magazine last month — in an interview conducted by his son Nick — that "rock did not die of old age. It was murdered. Some brilliance, somewhere, was going to be expressed and now it won't because it's that much harder to earn a living playing and writing songs. No one will pay you to do it." Simmons went on to elaborate that as a result of file-sharing and other…
  • ACCEPT: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Stampede' Video Shoot

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Stampede", the new video from German/American metallers ACCEPT, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on location in the high desert of California at the Devil's Punchbowl (a rock formation that looks like it's from another world) with director Greg Aronowitz ("Batman & Robin", "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"). "Stampede" is taken from ACCEPT's new album, "Blind Rage", which sold around 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The band's previous CD, 2012's "Stalingrad", opened with around…
  • SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR On JOEY JORDISON: 'We Just Weren't Able To Work Anymore'

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor says that Joey Jordison was fired from the group in December 2013 because SLIPKNOT's founding drummer and the other members of the band "just weren't able to work anymore." During an appearance on HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show", Taylor declined to go into specifics about the reasons for Jordison's dismissal, explaining: "There's legalities [that are involved which prevent me from talking about it], but at the same time — and people need to realize this — there's respect. I'm not gonna talk about Joey's life, because it's…
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  • Little Big Town Debuts New Song With Help From the Roots

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Little Big Town may have wished they could "Stay All Night" when they visited Jimmy Fallon and performed on the Tonight Show this week, but they certainly made an impression with the time they had. The group, whose newest record, Pain Killer, debuted this week at Number Three on the country albums chart, was......
  • Cowboy Ballads & Country Rockers: Garth Brooks Previews New LP

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Earlier this morning, while fans logged onto GhostTunes to hear free, 60-second clips of the 14 songs from Garth Brooks' forthcoming Man Against Machine, the singer hosted a more in-depth listening session at the headquarters of his new record label, Sony Music Nashville.  The setting — a renovated chapel that Sony......
  • Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Stephen King Book?

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    It's Halloween and we just posted our a super in-depth interview with Stephen King. "I have elevated the horror genre," he said. "I'm not trying to be conceited or anything. Raymond Chandler elevated the detective genre. People who have done wonderful work really blur the line." Now we have a question......
  • Hear Nas' J Dilla–Sampling New Song 'The Season'

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Earlier this week, Nas crashed a Run the Jewels listening party to play fans his latest single, "The Season." Now the rapper has shared the smoothly soulful song online, making it available to stream below and download. After months of promoting the 20th anniversary edition of his breakthrough debut, Illmatic, and......
  • Chart Report: Florida Georgia Line Remain Number One, Jason Aldean in Second Slot

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    The country charts received a shot of Pain Killer this week as Little Big Town's sixth studio release becomes the quartet's fourth to reach the Top Ten on Billboard's Country Albums chart. Debuting at Number Three and led by the group's Top Ten hit "Day Drinking," Pain Killer sold 42,000......
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  • Little Big Town Debuts New Song With Help From the Roots

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Little Big Town may have wished they could "Stay All Night" when they visited Jimmy Fallon and performed on the Tonight Show this week, but they certainly made an impression with the time they had. The group, whose newest record, Pain Killer, debuted this week at Number Three on the country albums chart, was joined by Tonight Show house band the Roots for a beefed-up version of album highlight "Stay All Night." The performance included what may be a first for country music on TV: a tuba! Little Big Town Offer Provocative Pill on LP 'Pain Killer' The…
  • Cowboy Ballads & Country Rockers: Garth Brooks Previews New LP

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Earlier this morning, while fans logged onto GhostTunes to hear free, 60-second clips of the 14 songs from Garth Brooks' forthcoming Man Against Machine, the singer hosted a more in-depth listening session at the headquarters of his new record label, Sony Music Nashville.  Garth Brooks' Halloween Treat: A Sneak Peak of New Album The setting — a renovated chapel that Sony currently uses as a listening room — was formal enough, but Brooks kept things casual, taking the stage/pulpit in blue jeans, sneakers, baseball cap and an oversized Nashville Predators sweatshirt. He…
  • Hear Nas' J Dilla–Sampling New Song 'The Season'

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Earlier this week, Nas crashed a Run the Jewels listening party to play fans his latest single, "The Season." Now the rapper has shared the smoothly soulful song online, making it available to stream below and download. Nas: My Life in 20 Songs After months of promoting the 20th anniversary edition of his breakthrough debut, Illmatic, and the documentary, Time Is Illmatic, Nas has been spending his time crafting his next record with producers Timbaland, Swizz Beats and No I.D. The rapper has yet to announce a release date for the album. Midway into "The Season," which may or may not appear on…
  • Chart Report: Florida Georgia Line Remain Number One, Jason Aldean in Second Slot

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    The country charts received a shot of Pain Killer this week as Little Big Town's sixth studio release becomes the quartet's fourth to reach the Top Ten on Billboard's Country Albums chart. Debuting at Number Three and led by the group's Top Ten hit "Day Drinking," Pain Killer sold 42,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That amount is less than half of the 113,000 copies their previous album, Tornado, sold in its debut week in 2012, earning them their second chart-topping disc. That album, however, was buoyed by mega success of their single "Pontoon." The group had…
  • Carrie Underwood Reveals Songs on Double Disc 'Greatest Hits'

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Carrie Underwood wraps up 10 spectacularly successful years in one neat little package with the December 9th release of Greatest Hits: Decade #1. The 25-track collection will features four tracks in never-before-released renditions and also includes two new songs, "Little Toy Guns" (penned by the singer with Chris DeStefano and Hillary Lindsey) and "Something in the Water," which is already a Top Ten hit for the superstar entertainer. See the complete track listing below. Hear Carrie Underwood's Soaring, Spiritual New Single The 2005 American Idol champ, Underwood has earned 18…
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  • Little Big Town Debuts New Song With Help From the Roots

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Little Big Town may have wished they could "Stay All Night" when they visited Jimmy Fallon and performed on the Tonight Show this week, but they certainly made an impression with the time they had. The group, whose newest record, Pain Killer, debuted this week at Number Three on the country albums chart, was......
  • Cowboy Ballads & Country Rockers: Garth Brooks Previews New LP

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Earlier this morning, while fans logged onto GhostTunes to hear free, 60-second clips of the 14 songs from Garth Brooks' forthcoming Man Against Machine, the singer hosted a more in-depth listening session at the headquarters of his new record label, Sony Music Nashville.  The setting — a renovated chapel that Sony......
  • Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Stephen King Book?

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    It's Halloween and we just posted our a super in-depth interview with Stephen King. "I have elevated the horror genre," he said. "I'm not trying to be conceited or anything. Raymond Chandler elevated the detective genre. People who have done wonderful work really blur the line." Now we have a question......
  • Hear Nas' J Dilla–Sampling New Song 'The Season'

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Earlier this week, Nas crashed a Run the Jewels listening party to play fans his latest single, "The Season." Now the rapper has shared the smoothly soulful song online, making it available to stream below and download. After months of promoting the 20th anniversary edition of his breakthrough debut, Illmatic, and......
  • Chart Report: Florida Georgia Line Remain Number One, Jason Aldean in Second Slot

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    The country charts received a shot of Pain Killer this week as Little Big Town's sixth studio release becomes the quartet's fourth to reach the Top Ten on Billboard's Country Albums chart. Debuting at Number Three and led by the group's Top Ten hit "Day Drinking," Pain Killer sold 42,000......
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  • october 2014 mix

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    mp3: GORILLA VS. BEAR OCTOBER 2014 MIX (87 mb) [not to be confused with our Halloween 2014 mix] 01 Atelje :: ode to studio 00:00 02 Amason :: duvan 02:53 03 Yumi Zouma :: alena 06:35 04 Danny L Harle :: in my dreams 11:00 05 Jerome LOL :: burton hall 14:20 06 Recycle Culture :: taylor swift – wildest dreams (remix) 18:30 07 Eyedress :: when i’m gone (feat. georgia) 21:20 08 DJ CASHINOUT x CLVMVTO :: imminent 24:39 09 Gazelle Twin :: exorcise 26:55 10 Katie Gately :: pivot 31:02 11 Grouper :: holding 33:42 12 Blue Hawaii :: get happy 41:05 13 Vogue Dots :: way with silence 45:22 14…
  • video premiere: Gazelle Twin – Exorcise

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    Gazelle Twin drops the creepiest, most disturbing exercise vid of all time. “Warped VHS copy of a lost ’80s horror flick” vibes courtesy of director Chris Turner. UNFLESH is out now Anti-Ghost Moon Ray / Last Gang Records. Gazelle Twin’s North American fall tour starts next week, check all of the dates after the jump…
  • mp3: CFCF – NIGHT BUS 3 mix

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    [CFCF drops the latest installment of his genre-defining NIGHT BUS mix series, featuring Young Thug, Burial, a new CFCF original + more]
  • video premiere: Las Robertas – Marlene

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Costa Rica’s Las Robertas drop their first ever, appropriately fuzzed-out official video, for the group’s buzzing, super catchy garage pop jam “Marlene“. Directed by Lourdes Martínez. Las Robertas’ Days Unmade LP is out now on Arts & Crafts México.
  • gorilla vs. bear presents: FFF Nites at the Mohawk featuring Dum Dum Girls, Julianna Barwick + more

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    We’re teaming up with our homies at Fun Fun Fun Fest and Transmission again this year to present a sweet free FFF Nites afterparty on November 8 at the Mohawk, featuring Dum Dum Girls, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Eternal Summers outside, plus the amazing Julianna Barwick and Austin’s own Technicolor Hearts on the inside stage. Starts Saturday night around 9, check the full schedule here.
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  • Weyes Blood :: The Innocents

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    31 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Weyes Blood is the project of Natalie Mering. On her latest lp, The Innocents, she has crafted a soundscape that is brighter, clearer, than the murkier, more lo-fi psychedelic outings of past. But that’s not to suggest that the music is any less haunting. After all, on “Hang On,” Mering wakes up in a tomb. […]
  • SIRIUS/XMU :: Aquarium Drunkard Show (Halloween Edition)

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    31 Oct 2014 | 8:40 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. Download: Trick Or Treat Volume 9 –  A Vintage Halloween Mixtape SIRIUS 362: Count Chocula Intro ++ The Tomko’s – The Spook ++The Blue Echoes – It’s Witchcraft ++ The […]
  • Videodrome :: Phantom Of The Paradise

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    30 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    (Welcome to Videodrome. A monthly column plumbing the depths of vintage underground cinema — from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir and beyond.) While Halloween goes hand in hand with horror, perhaps nothing captures the playfully gruesome spirit of the season quite like a musical horror comedy. But blending laughter, tunes and […]
  • The Velvet Underground :: Candy Says – Boston, Dec 12, 1968

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    30 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    In a few weeks, a six-disc box set celebrating the Velvet Underground’s self-titled third LP will hit shelves. The main draw is the inclusion of The Matrix Tapes — long-awaited, holy grail live recordings from 1969 which we covered a little while back. Somewhat disappointingly, however, is the lack of studio outtakes from The Velvet […]
  • Trick Or Treat :: Volumes 7-9 (Vintage Halloween Mixtapes)

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    29 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Back from the dead. Trick Or Treat, Volume 9 (A Vintage Halloween Mixtape) Trick Or Treat, Volume 8 (A Vintage Halloween Mixtape) Trick Or Treat, Volume 7 (A Vintage Halloween Mixtape)
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  • Panda Bear releases new teaser for '...Meets the Grim Reaper' starring a panda bear & the Grim Reaper (happy Halloween!)

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    First Avey Tare put out a spooky video today and now his bandmate Panda Bear has followed suit. Those Animal Collective guys sure love Halloween! This one's a second teaser for his new album, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, and it stars the Grim Reaper and a stuffed panda bear. How appropriate. Watch it below... and Happy Halloween! Continue reading "Panda Bear releases new teaser for '...Meets the Grim Reaper' starring a panda bear & the Grim Reaper (happy Halloween!)" at brooklynvegan
  • Tera Melos guitarist Nick Reinhart released a Halloween LP (stream it); Tera Melos opening Circa Survive/Title Fight tour

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Nick Reinhart, guitarist/vocalist for math rockers Tera Melos, is celebrating Halloween with Scary Sounds II, the spooky-sounding guitar-only followup to last year's similarly themed Scary Sounds. Every sound you hear on the album was made with a guitar, and it definitely lives up to its name. You can download it at bandcamp for $6.66 and stream it in full below. Tera Melos was also added to the first leg of the Circa Survive / Title Fight tour. (Pianos Become the Teeth, who just played NYC, are on the second.) That includes the NYC show happening on November 11 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets…
  • Run the Jewels sold out NYC show, add 2nd night (updated tour dates)

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Jaime and Mikey at Lollapalooza 2014 (more by James Richards IV) Run the Jewels (aka Killer Mike and El-P) released their new album RTJ2 to much acclaim and celebrated with a couple events in NYC on Wednesday (10/29). As discussed, their tour will have them appearing in NYC again for a show on November 29 at Stage 48. That show is now sold out but they've added a second date happening November 30 at Stage 48. The other NYC show (and most of the tour) is with Ratking and Despot but no openers announced for this one yet. Tickets for the new date are on sale now and we're also giving away…
  • John Carpenter releasing LP of 'Lost Themes' via Sacred Bones (stream a track)

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    by Bill Pearis As some of you may know, in addition to being a great genre filmmaker, John Carpenter is no slouch as a musician, having scored most of his movies himself. His synth-heavy late-'70s / early-'80s work (often made with Alan Howarth) -- like Assault on Precinct 13, The Fog, and the iconic Halloween three-note score -- have proved almost as influential as the films they were made for, especially in electronic circles.. In early October, Carpenter appeared at this year's sci-fi conclave, the Beyond Festival, where he told the panel crowd that some of his unused music from films was…
  • Pussy Riot members appearing at MoMA PS1 (which hosts Susanne Bartsch's HalloQueens! ball tonight)

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Pussy Riot, Henry Rollins & others at Riot Fest Chicago (more by James Richards IV) Pussy Riot have had an eventful year, and after making an appearance in NYC at Barclays Center in February, members Masha Alekhina, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Petya Verzilov will return for a conversation at MoMA PS1 on Sunday (11/2). The conversation is part of the venue's ongoing Sunday Sessions series, and is happening in conjuction with MoMA PS1's Zero Tolerance exhibition. The Pussy Riot members will "join MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach in a discussion focused on the current culture of political…
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  • 11 Films to Make You Fall in Love With Jake Gyllenhaal All Over Again

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    We all fell in love with Jake Gyllenhaal and his big puppy eyes back in 2001 when he crept his way into our hearts in Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko. But as time progressed, the 34-year-old actor has moved past his boyish good looks into a grizzled, talented actor working with some of the world’s best filmmakers. From his starring role in David Fincher’s Zodiac and Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain to his chilling performances in Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy and Prisoners, we’ve loved watching Gyllenhaal transform over the years. And with his latest intense role in Nightcrawler,…
  • Get Custom Lipstick Made Just for You at Bite Beauty Lab. Treat. Yo. Self.

    Emily Ovaert
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    So many options. Thankfully Laura, who’s mixing the lipstick, knows what she’s doing Being that we’re all unique and special snowflakes, we each deserve completely custom lipstick to enhance our gorgeous, individual faces. So where to turn when a gal wants to treat herself to a new, special shade? Using mostly organic and natural materials, Bite Beauty Lab in Soho lets you choose everything from the color, depth, finish, packaging, to even the scent of the lipstick you’re creating on site. Basically, it’s the Build-a-Bear for beauty loving ladies. This is the…
  • Neurotic Vampires of the City Take a Bite In ‘Summer of Blood’

    Hillary Weston
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    “You get to a certain age and you’re not surprised anymore, and I wanted to make something that, in my mind, was at least somewhat surprising,” says filmmaker Onur Tukel, whose latest film Summer of Blood comes just in time to bloody your Halloween plans. As the writer, director, editor, and star, Tukel has melded genres to craft a self-deprecating and absurd film that explores his own fears of death, marriage, and loneliness—but in the context of a vampire-ridden Brooklyn. Playing the role of Erik Sparrow, a dauntingly narcissistic and lazy man afraid of commitment, the film begins…
  • Guest DJ: Check Out Wild Party’s Dark Halloween Playlist

    Mathias Rosenzweig
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    Photo by Jade Elhers It’s Halloween day, and chances are you’re sitting at your desk wearing a pink cupcake costume (or is that just me?), anxiously awaiting tonight’s festivities. While I can’t push father time to move any faster, I can provide you with a Halloween playlist curated by none other than Wild Party, a Texas Indie-rock band who have particularly awesome taste in all things scary, and wild! Members Lincoln Kreifels, Ethan Kaufmann, Lucas Hughs, and Cary LaScala create music that is alt-rock and filled with playful, upbeat melodies, reminding me of bands like The Strokes…
  • Zoë Kravitz’s LOLAWOLF Rocks W Pop In Party

    Ken Scrudato
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    (Above photo: LOLAWOLF by Billy Farrell Agency) Taking inspiration from Andy Warhol’s Factory, artists Charlie Nesi, Trevor “Trouble” Andrew (aka GucciGhost) and Domingo Zapata this week turned the Gerber Group’s Studio lounge in the basement of the W Union Square Hotel into an in situ sensory overload. (Photo by Megan Martin) With the trio of art stars having spent the previous two days covering the walls in spontaneous fits of creativity, assorted cognoscenti—including actress Jessica Szohr and model Chloe Norgaard—were assembled last night for an evening of the bombardment of…
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    Digital Music News

  • Disney Wants to Build a New “Authentic” Search Engine…

    Nina Ulloa
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Disney doesn’t like people infringing on their property, and they intend to do something about it. TorrentFreak reports that Disney has received a patent for a search engine that identifies and ranks “search results and online advertisements based on authenticity“. Disney believes search engine results should be heavily based on authenticity instead of popularity, eliminating popular torrent sites from results. This also involves official websites having priority over sites like Wikipedia. Disney’s patent says their server would contain an authenticity index.
  • Executive Shuffles: Warner Music, UMG, Sony/ATV, Def Jam, NAB, Apollo Theater, Blues Foundation

    Nina Ulloa
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    The Blues Foundation‘s CEO, Jay Sieleman, is stepping down from his position next year. Sieleman has been CEO since 2003. The Apollo Theater has addedsix new members to its board. New members include Pharrell Williams, Robert Kraft (Chairman of the Kraft Group), Jason L. Matthews (Managing Director at Goldman Sachs), Carolyn Minick Mason (labor and employment lawyer), Charles Phillips (CEO of Infor), and Bronson van Wyck (event planner). The National Association of Broadcasters has promoted Curtis LeGeyt to Senior Vice President of Public Policy, a new position. LeGeyt will…
  • The 10 Most Popular Halloween Songs

    Nina Ulloa
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    As one of the most popular streaming services, Spotify has become a pretty good indicator of trends among listeners in the United States. Spotify says that listeners in the United States are responsible for 75 percent of global streaming on October 31st. So which Halloween tracks are most popular? Spotify says over 600,000 Halloween playlists have been made. They took U.S. Halloween playlist listening in 2013 and ranked the most popular songs from those playlists.  They excluded chart-toppers from Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, and others that skewed the results. 1. Michael Jackson –…
  • Check Out Warner Music COO Robert Wiesenthal’s Manhattan Townhouse…

    Paul Resnikoff
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Let the interns eat college credit! Here’s the humble domicile of Robert Wiesenthal, COO of Warner Music Group, a company being sued by over 3,000 ex-interns for non-payments.  The five-story, elevator-enabled townhouse, on E. 64th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, was purchased for $9.4 million, though Wiesenthal is apparently trying to dump the pad for $10 million (the listing was mysteriously pulled last night; thanks to an ex-employee for the tip)…       The post Check Out Warner Music COO Robert Wiesenthal’s Manhattan Townhouse……
  • Why the Gay Community Should be Ashamed of Tim Cook…

    Paul Resnikoff
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    This week, Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘came out,’ though it really wasn’t that.  Cook wasn’t hiding anything or trapped in any closets, but he did write an essay in Businessweek making his sexuality known.  The result is that Cook is now one of the highest-ranking executives, and the first Fortune 500 CEO, to publicly state that he (or she) is gay. So what’s right about this?  The fact that Cook didn’t have to ‘come out’ in some headline-breaking disclosure shows just how far this country has travelled.  There isn’t a Board that’s…
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  • An Interview With Nuns

    Zac Coe
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We sat down with Hank Hanewinkel III, the mastermind behind CMJ 2014 performing artist Nuns, on the evening of their set at the Bowery Ballroom as a part of Champion’s official CMJ showcase with The Kills, Moon Duo and Slothrust. Hanewinkel told us all about Nuns’ transition from a solo project into a full band, the songwriting process, and the cover bands of his youth. Directed by Ted Maroney. The post An Interview With Nuns appeared first on CMJ.
  • Burger Caravan Of Stars Tour 2014 @ Bowery Ballroom: October 30, 2014

    Bree Roberts
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Burger Records’ Caravan Of Stars tour packed Bowery Ballroom on the eve of Halloween last night with a showcase of some of the label’s most up-and-coming bands. Wax Witches, a Brooklyn based self-described sci-fi punk project of Aussie musician Alex Wall, kicked off the soiree with a fuzzed out lo-fi bang. Ex-Davila 666 frontman AJ brought the Puerto Rican love to the stage with his band Terror Amor, featuring foxy Brooklyn-based singer Lola Pistola on backing vocals. Their infectious energy, tight punk pop tunes—Noches Negras was a highlight—amateur wrestling moves…
  • Watch: Arca – “Now You Know” Video

    Lizzie Plaugic
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Just a few days before the release of his debut LP for Mute, Arca has dropped a video for the album cut Now You Know. Like Thievery, the visual for Now You Know was helmed by longtime Arca collaborator Jesse Kanda. Here are some words that come to mind: tinsel, vertigo-inducing, bulging synths, glitter, anxiety, fireworks. Xen is out November 4. Watch the video below. The post Watch: Arca – “Now You Know” Video appeared first on CMJ.
  • Radio Round-Up: Big Birthdays, Documentaries And Awards

    Arielle Parnes-Katz
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Welcome to Radio Round-Up, wherein we take a look at what’s happening this week in college radio. WESU at Wesleyan College is celebrating 75 years on the air, making it one of the oldest non-commercial radio stations in the country. The station, campus and community are all honoring this momentous occasion over the coming week. The Wesleyan library has helped to curate the an exhibit on the history of WESU that will be on display at their 75th anniversary event this Sunday, November 2. On Monday, November 3, the city of Middletown will be presenting a proclamation in honor of the…
  • Sinead O’Connor @ City Winery: October 30, 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Last night, Sinead O’Connor played a rare, intimate set a NYC’s City Winery in support of her recent album, I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss. It was the final show of a three-night run at the Winery, lit sparsely and enveloped in a hushed reverence. O’Connor opened with a cover of John Grant’s Queen Of Denmark, and ran through passionate Bossy tracks like Take Me To Church and The Voice Of My Doctor, ending with a double encore of Streetcars and Psalm 33. Photos by Adela Loconte. The post Sinead O’Connor @ City Winery: October 30, 2014 appeared first on…
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  • Fear and Loathing in Royalty Rate Setting

    Guest Post
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    By FMC's Casey Rae on Who gets paid, how much and under what terms when music is played on digital and AM/FMradio? Answering those questions isn’t easy, even for experts. But one thing is clear: 2014 has been a big year for the laws and policies that determine royalty rates for all forms of radio, and the intrigue will likely continue into 2015. There are a few proceedings and court cases currently underway that will impact radio and creators—from legal questions around recordings made before 1972 to the rules that govern the public performances of musical…
  • Former EXFM CEO Talks Music Startup Challenges

    Kyle Bylin
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Subcribe to the Upward Spiral podcast in iTunes, play recent shows on SoundCloud, or follow us on Twitter.  In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk with Dan Cantor, who is former CEO and co-founder of exfm, a social music discovery platform that enables people transform music blogs into playable mix. In recent months, his company was acquired by Rhapsody International and he became their VP of product. We talk to Cantor about his company, the music startup space, and Rhapsody’s future. LISTEN NOW:  The Upward Spiral Podcast  Subcribe on iTunes Follow on…
  • Content Marketing Is Dead

    Guest Post
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    {UPDATED] By Brian Thompson from and Thorny Bleeder; writer, podcaster, and author of the upcoming book, "Sparks to Awaken." Content marketing is dead. or perhaps I should say, it makes me feel dead. whether you realize or not, it probably makes you feel quite empty and lifeless too. i’ve grown to have a serious disdain for the word ‘content’, when associated with creative and artistic work. when you add the word ‘marketing’ to the end of it to form 'content marketing', the resulting phrase gives me the serious willies now. i cringe.i know this may seem…
  • Music Publishing News Roundup 10.31.14: Soundcloud, T.I. + Sony/ATV, TIDAL Hi-Def

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Soundcloud is looking to start making money. The Berlin-based online music streaming giant has grown its user base to 350 million since launching in 2007. Up till now, the company has lost up to $29.6 million. Soundcloud currently pays no publishing royalties because they are not making money from advertising like Youtube is. For this reason, they have managed to avoid any legal problems with organizations like NMPA. However, David Israelite of the NMPA has recently said that they may still sue, but are looking for a win win situation. In an effort, to launch their ad-supported streaming…
  • David Pakman: The Artist's Share

    Guest Post
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    By David Pakman, prominent venture capitalist in NYC, the co-creator of Apple's Music Group, and former CEO of eMusic. This post originally appeared on There is a commonality in the Hachette/Amazon and Spotify/Pandora/Recording Artist debates and it looks something like this: By not paying enough royalties to the licensor (book publisher, record label), authors and artists are being starved. We are told this is critically bad for authors and artists who can no longer earn a living. Thus, creators won’t create, and art and culture ultimately suffer. None of us want there to be…
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    OUPblog » Music

  • Sharecropper’s Troubadour: songs and stories from the 2014 OHA Annual Meeting

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The 2014 Oral History Association Annual Meeting featured an exciting musical plenary session led by Michael Honey and Pat Krueger. They presented the songs and stories of John Handcox, the “poet laureate” of the interracial Southern Tenant Farmers Union, linking generations of struggle in the South through African American song and oral poetry traditions. The presentation built on Dr. Honey’s article in Oral History Review 41.2, “’Sharecroppers’ Troubadour': Can We Use Songs and Oral Poetry as Oral History?,” as well as his recent book. The audio below was graciously…
  • Eight facts about the waterphone

    Raquel Fernandes
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    What in this galaxy is waterphone? You’ve might have not seen one, but if you’ve watched a horror or science fiction movie, chances are you’ve heard the eerie sounds of the waterphone. With Halloween around the corner and a spooky soundtrack required, I toured through Grove Music Online to learn more about the monolithic, acoustic instrument. 1. The waterphone was invented in 1967 and patented in 1975 by Richard A. Waters. It was manufactured individually to order by him (formerly under the company name Multi-Media in Sebastopol, California) so each was unique. 2. The…
  • A composer’s thoughts on re-presentation and transformation

    Frances Nunn
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    My father, Paul Bullard, was a landscape and portrait painter, and on family holidays he would sit and sketch, sometimes with me by his side, filling my music manuscript paper. As a child, I used to think that his task was easier than mine: all he had to do was to put on paper what he could see in front of him, whereas on the other hand I had to imagine a whole sound world, hearing music in my head, and then put it down on paper. Of course that wasn’t really correct: what I didn’t realize was that his task was to re-present the view in front of him in pen and ink, or oils, and not merely…
  • An inside look at music therapy

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    We have all experienced the effect music can have on our emotions and state of mind. We have felt our spirit lift when a happy song comes on the radio, or a pinging sense of nostalgia when we hear the songs of our childhood. While this link between music and emotion has long been a part of human life, only in recent decades have we had the technology and foundational knowledge to understand music’s effect on our brains in concrete terms. This knowledge has enabled trained professionals to use music therapy to help people with symptoms of depression, addiction, autism, and more. I recently…
  • Once upon a time, part 1

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    I’m writing from Palermo where I’ve been teaching a course on the legacy of Troy. Myths and fairy tales lie on all sides in this old island. It’s a landscape of stories and the past here runs a live wire into the present day. Within the same hour, I saw an amulet from Egypt from nearly 3000 years ago, and passed a young, passionate balladeer giving full voice in the street to a ballad about a young woman – la baronessa Laura di Carini – who was killed by her father in 1538. He and her husband had come upon her alone with a man whom they suspected to be her lover. As she fell under…
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    Netlabels & News

  • [angström:institute] – Unamica [SLNT055]

    Quetzal Contla
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
     Publicación del infalible netlabel Silent Flow.[angström:institute] describe este álbum dominado por beats alien electro, sonidos cinemáticos y distorsionados, melodías ambientales hipnóticas.Referencia obligada.  
  • Alex Cahe - My Call [Nu-Logic065]

    Quetzal Contla
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    Alex Cahe, pseudónimo del dj y productor de origen venezolano y residente español Manu Heredia, nos ofrece un trabajo cargado de buenas vibraciones y con un gusto exquisito para la pista de baile.
  • Transmission 13 - Time Will Pass You By [AF11]

    Quetzal Contla
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
     Transmission 13 nos presenta su trabajo musical, esta vez mediante Assembly Field recordings, un netlabel dedicado al ambient, la experimentación y la música producida por medios electrónicos.En Time Will Pass You By nuestro artista ha plasmado una serie de pasajes sonoros fusionados en un solo tema de larga duración. Listo para disfrutar.
  • México a Cielo Abierto

    Quetzal Contla
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
     Documental sobre la minería a cielo abierto de Blackfire Exploration en México y Chiapas.Dirección: Andrés DCO
  • In Vitro - Axolotl [SI-27]

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

  • The "Mrs. Bach" story

    Alex Ross
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    The Search for Mrs. Bach, New Yorker website.
  • Nightafternight playlist for Halloween

    Alex Ross
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    — Ustvolskaya, Violin Sonata, Clarinet Trio, Duet; Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Markus Hinterhäuser, Reto Bieri (ECM) — Milhaud, L'Orestie d'Eschyle; Lori Phillips, Dan Kempson, Sidney Outlaw, Sophie Delphis, Brenda Rae, Tamara Mumford, Jennifer Lane, Julianna Di Giacomo, Kristin Eder, with Kenneth Kiesler conducting the University of Michigan Symphony, University Choir, Orpheus Singers, and UMS Choral Union (Naxos) — áltaVoz: works of Felipe Lara, José Luis Hurtado, Mauricio Pauly, Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann; JACK Quartet (New Focus) — Andrew McIntosh, Symmetry Etudes,…
  • Tomoko Fukui

    Alex Ross
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Gaku Yamada obtains some astonishing sounds from the guitar in Fukui's color song III.
  • New Soper

    Alex Ross
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Kate Soper's The Understanding of All Things, on a Kafka text. Wet Ink, which is currently on tour in Germany, will perform the piece in New York in December.
  • Rodzinski's home movies

    Alex Ross
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Via the invaluable site Composers Doing Normal Shit, here are remarkable home movies taken by the conductor Artur Rodzinski in the early and mid-nineteen thirties. They have been uploaded to YouTube by his grandson, the film composer Xander Rodzinski. The parade of celebrities includes Clemens Krauss, Richard Strauss, Vladimir Horowitz, Leopold Stokowski, George Gershwin, William Andrews Clark, Jr. (founder of the LA Phil), Maurice Ravel, Serge Koussevitzky, Arthur Lourié, Franz Schreker, and Karol Szymanowski (seen at home in Zakopane). Olin Downes, the longtime chief music critic of the…
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    NashvilleGab - Country music news and Nashville celebrity gossip

  • Little Big Town visit Walmart Soundcheck

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    With the release of their amazing new album Pain Killer, Little Big Town decided to head to Walmart Soundcheck for an exclusive interview and performance. In the first of three episodes available now, the band talks about their “bold” and “aggressive” new album that they hope fans will have fun...
  • Check out Shania Twain's newly recorded duet of "You're Still The One"

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Well here's a nice surprise for your Thursday evening. Shania Twain recently joined Brazilian singer Paula Fernandes to record a lovely version of her hit You're Still The One in English and Portuguese. Enjoy.
  • Luke Bryan teams up with Cabela's for new clothing line

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hey, hey, hey, look who's releasing a new line of clothing this weekend ... it's Luke Bryan. The rump shaker extraordinaire is continuing his partnership with Cabela’s with the launch of his brand new 32 Bridge clothing line debuting this Saturday, November 1st, exclusively at Cabela's. According to the video...
  • This Taylor Swift/Lion King mash-up is really great

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Photos: Instagram/Disney Who knew Taylor Swift and The Lion King would go together so well? Check out this mash-up of Taylor's Out of the Woods and The Lion King's Circle of Life. Amazing. [Via Tumblr/Teen Vogue] Chambaland - Out of the Pride Lands (Taylor Swift vs. The Lion King) Shared...
  • Garth Brooks previewing his new album online starting tonight at midnight

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    After the release of People Loving People, I think most fans are probably wondering what the rest of Garth's new music on his upcoming "Man Against Machine" will sound like. Well, for 24 hours starting tonight at midnight on GhostTunes you will get your chance to find out. Here's an...
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    wire to the ear

  • Radical G on Roland AIRA Gear

    Oliver Chesler
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Radical G is one of the absolute best EBM meets techno producers. He’s also a good friend of mine. I was excited to see Roland visited his studio to see how he liked the AIRA line. He agrees with me that Roland has produced some right hardware. Take a quick look at Glenn at work! “Dark electronic madness by Glenn Keteleer with pounding Rave sounds and techno hooks. No excuses regarding styles, Gloomy atmosphere’s ,Wave & Elektro infuences by legendary bands as TNJ and Front 242 are part of the game” – For more info:
  • Ninstrument Speak & Read

    Oliver Chesler
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    I’ve had my eye on the Flame Talking Synth Eurorack module for a very long time. I just love speech synthesizers and the idea of having one in Eurorack is just well fun. When I saw the Ninstrument Speak & Read I looked for a buy now button. Luckily for my bank account Ninstrument is quite selling these yet. Watch the video above for joy. “I have had so many of these as bent toys that I thought it was time to make a eurorack module of one. Lots of time spent trying to nail down the right registers for the best phonemes and words. Very fast response means you can use quick…
  • The Horrorist Presets for the Arturia iSEM + Interview

    Oliver Chesler
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    I created a bank of presets for Arturia’s fantastic iSEM synthesizer. The presets are available in the latest update. I also did an interview for Arturia (link). iSEM is really one of if not the best iPAD synth app. I worked hard on making these sounds so please check them out and enjoy the preset names too. “Discover The Horrorist, the artist behind the new iSEM presets, and what he thinks about the app.” – For more info:
  • Depeche Mode 101 at the IFC Theater

    Oliver Chesler
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Tonight I will be going to the IFC Theater (323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014) to see a screening of Depeche Mode 101. Any reader of this blog will know I was one of the lucky contest winners to go along on tour with DM in 1988 and be in this film. Jay Serken & Chris Hardwick will be coming with me and there will be a Q&A after the movie. Come and enter a time machine for a few hours tonight! “Three weeks into the filming, the band’s producers suggested a dance contest where a busload of fans would win a trip across the country and meet up with Depeche Mode at…
  • EBM Blitzlicht Berlin A Full Review

    Oliver Chesler
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    About a month ago I threw an event in Berlin called EBM Blitzlicht. I was spending a week in Europe on tour and instead of meeting a bunch of friends at a bar I thought, “let’s all DJ!”. I booked a small basement club near the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) called 1820 Bar. The dance floor sits low in a pit with a cat walk surrounding it. There is a large video screen. During the event I played some videos of 80s goth dance nights. I (The Horrorist) did a DJ set and I booked Petra Flurr, Denard Henry aka Sonic Architect, DJ Death Bat and DJ Andi. Everyone played EBM, New Beat and…
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    Largehearted Boy

  • Book Notes - Molly Gloss "Falling from Horses"

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Molly Gloss's novel Falling from Horses is an richly drawn coming of age story of an Oregonian cowboy turned Hollywood stuntman in the late 1930s. Booklist wrote of the book: "The novel is sturdy in its simplicity, a send-up of the cowboy myth that replaces it with…
  • Book Notes - Sarah Wildman "Paper Love"

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Sarah Wildman's memoir Paper Love is a fascinating and thought-provoking exploration of family and war. Kirkus wrote of the book: "This profound book derives its power not so much from the love story at its heart, but from the historical urgency with which Wildman…
  • Book Notes - Amy Jo Burns "Cinderland"

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Amy Jo Burns's Cinderland is a brilliantly told memoir that exposes the power of secrets and small town life. Library Journal wrote of the book: "The toll that Burns's silence took manifested in several forms, and she details them here in a thoughtfully written…
  • Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - October 31, 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman Leave it to Neil Gaiman to take a familiar, dark fairytale and retell it in a fresh - and equally creepy - way for this new Toon Books edition of the Grimm's Brothers classic. Illustrator Lorenzo Mattotti's ink drawings provide the perfect visual accompaniment to Gaiman's eerie text. The book comes in a regular sized…
  • Shorties (Bruce Springsteen on Books, Caitlin Doughty on Her New Memoir, and more)

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    Bruce Springsteen talked books and reading with the New York Times. The Los Angeles Review of Books and The Hairpin interviewed Caitlin Doughty about her new memoir Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory. The Rumpus interviewed author Boris Fishman. PopMatters previewed November and December's music releases. The New Republic listed the most terrifying non-horror books. How music affects your work. Comic Book Resources interviewed cartoonist MariNaomi about her new collection Dragon's Breath: and Other True Stories. The Twilight Sad broke down their new album Nobody…
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    CBC Music RSS

  • Joyce DiDonato’s Carnegie Hall recital will livestream online

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Superstar mezzo-soprano and self-proclaimed "Yankee Diva" Joyce DiDonato will be singing at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 2 — for a global audience of people staring at their computer screens.  If you're interested in hearing DiDonato's inevitably virtuosic renditions of repertoire by Vivaldi, Fauré, Rossini, and Michael Head, tune in to the livestream here at 8:00 PM EST on Tuesday Nov. 2. This will be the first-ever livestream from Carnegie Hall, but the coming weeks will see three more shows from the prestigious venue beamed across the internet.  The video of DiDonato's recital will…
  • Arcade Fire celebrates Halloween with a horror film called Festi

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Arcade Fire has released a short horror film just in time for Halloween called Festi.  It is set behind the scenes of their 2011 summer tour, on Will Butler's birthday. We find out that he is turning 27, which, of course, is known to be a cursed age for famous musicians. Blood, gore and appearances from James Murphy, Fleet Foxes and the National ensue.  You can watch Festi below. LISTEN web radio stream Listen to Arcade Fire and other independent Canadian music on CBC Radio 3.
  • Shane Koyczan’s Stickboy brings powerful story of bullying to Vancouver Opera’s stage

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Writer and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan was catapulted to fame when he performed a powerful piece called “We Are More” at the opening ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, and then again with a viral video about bullying (see below for both). Now, along with one of Canada’s premiere opera companies, he has ventured into a whole new realm and transformed his book Stickboy — which tells the harrowing tale of his experience of bullying as a child — into an opera, which is on at Vancouver Opera until Nov. 7. CBC Music caught up with Koyczan to talk about the…
  • Junk in the Trunk: Drive’s Daily Blog for Friday October 31

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:33 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. Today, Pete Morey sits in the hot seat as Rich tours his new album, Neverlove. PETE'S PICK: C'est L'Halloween: JUNK IN THE TRUNK: Squirrel carves a pumpkin: A compilation of the scariest Halloween pranks.: The grossest Halloween candy on the market, including ghoul aid and zit popper. Yum: REAR-VIEW MIRROR: Three times a week, Rich Terfry looks back in our…
  • First Play Live: Amelia Curran, They Promised You Mercy

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Amelia Curran is a self-confessed "lyrical snob." She loves words and lyrics and she expects songs to be well crafted. But for one of the key songs on her latest release, They Promised You Mercy, Curran's gone against her own rule: the lyrics for the chorus of "Somebody Somewhere" are simply: "na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na." And while "na, na, na" may not be the greatest lyric ever written, it does provide a pretty great hook. It's indicative of Curran's entire new record: an uplifting group of songs. The lyrical content of the record seems to be about depression and struggle, but…
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    Music News Net

  • CBC Dumps Q Host Jian Ghomeshi

    26 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Music News- The CBC announced Sunday it's abruptly ended its relationship with pop culture radio host Jian Ghomeshi. He had been their host of the popular "Q" radio and TV show “Info came to our attention recently, that in CBC's...
  • Coldplay Announces Ghost Stories Live 2014 Film

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:42 pm
    MUSIC NEWS - Coldplay have announced a November 24 release of a new concert film and live album, Ghost Stories Live 2014, on DVD/CD, and digital formats. The release is available to pre-order via their website now . An exclusive...
  • Mark Knopfler Announced New Solo Album Plans

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Music News- Mark Knopfler will follow up his moody, seafaring-focused 2012 album ‘Privateering’ with his ninth solo release that will be called ‘Tracker. Final release date is still tbd but it's due sometime in early 2015. The former Dire Straits...
  • David Bowie Returns with New Tune, Sue...

    12 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Music News- David Bowie returns with a brand new tune, “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”. This marks Bowie’s first new material since last year’s albumThe Next Day. The new song was recorded by the (still) Thin White Duke...
  • Neil Young Announces Storytone

    12 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Music News - Neil Young has announced a November 4 release, out via Reprise Records. Entitled Storytone, the set has ten new tunes, recorded live in the studio with a 92 piece orchestra, choir and Young. This time he took...
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    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion

  • 35 – How to Build a Fan Base from Scratch

    Bob Baker
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    This week Billy and I answer questions from listeners. Daryl asks “How do brand new artists attract their very first fans?” We give our best advice on how to build a fan base from scratch. We also tackle questions about stage names and other topics sent in by listeners like you. What do YOU think about our answers to listener questions? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode: 1) Listen now using this streaming audio player: 2) Download the MP3 3) Click…
  • 33 – Street Performing Tips: How to Make Money Busking

    Bob Baker
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Do you have what it takes to busk? To play for tips out in public places? This week Billy and Bob share their best street performing tips. Learn where and when to play, how to attract a crowd, and what to do to earn more money. What do YOU think about our street performing tips? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode: 1) Listen now using this streaming audio player: 2) Download the MP3 3) Click here to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or on Stitcher. Click here…
  • 32 – Kickstarter Best Practices: How to Crowdfund Your Next Music Project

    Bob Baker
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    So you’re seriously thinking about using Kickstarter or IndieGogo (or another fan-funding site) to raise money. Time to jump in and collect all the money, right? Hold on! There are a lot of things to think about before you start a crowdfunding campaign. Billy and Bob cover the basic elements you need to know and have in place before you go public with your campaign. What do YOU think about our ideas on Kickstarter best practices? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy…
  • 31 – How to Fan Fund Your Music WITHOUT Kickstarter

    Bob Baker
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:02 am
    Crowdsourcing and fan funding are all the rage. Sure, you could use Kickstarter or IndieGogo to raise money for your music project. Or … You could get creative and use these often overlooked ideas to inspire fans to support you and your music with financial contributions. One duo raised $1,700 on their own with a small fan base. What could you do? What do YOU think about our ideas on fan funding without Kickstarter? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode: 1)…
  • 30 – Niche Music Markets: How to Dominate Genres and Themes

    Bob Baker
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    Would you rather be a small musical fish in a big pond or a big fish in a musical lake of your own making? That’s what Billy and Bob cover this week: Niche music markets and how to rule over them. From funny golf songs and music for yoga … To creepy Christmas tunes and Irish drinking songs for cat lovers … Your “Music Marketing Monday” hosts show you how to dominate a category by serving highly targeted audiences. What do YOU think about our niche music markets discussion? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave…
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    Artists House Music

  • Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. Can I...

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. Can I copyright my website’s content? Yes – copyright is a form of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship including content on a website. For example, original text, videos, graphics, animation, photographs, music, sound recordings, illustrations, translations and other original content featured on a website can be copyrighted. Two ways to use copyright to protect original content on a website are: 1) to use a copyright notice on the website, and 2) copyright registration…
  • Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. Copyright...

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. Copyright Infringement: may not feel illegal but it is Three truths about copyright infringement: Making bootlegged copies of copyrighted movies available online for other folks to download and stream is a crime: copyright infringement The Motion Picture Association of America and other associations, artists and content owners spend time and money tracking down folks who are infringing their copyright Comments posted to an online forum acknowledging copyright infringement can be incriminating (despite a…
  • Using my photo? Did I inadvertently give rights away by posting it online?

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. ; @iplegalfreebies Using my photo? Did I inadvertently give rights away by posting it online? It’s so easy and fun to share photographs online that folks often give away rights to their photographs without even realizing it.  HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?  The terms, conditions and licenses that the photographer agrees to when posting a photograph to various social media and photo-sharing websites often grant other folks broad rights to use posted photographs.  Keep in mind that every social media…
  • Trademark: to keep bands called THE SUPREMES from popping up in every State

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. ; @iplegalfreebies Trademark: to keep bands called THE SUPREMES from popping up in every State “Yeah, I know and can appreciate what you do (as a trademark attorney working with musicians). Back in the day, different bands called THE SUPREMES were popping up in every State. You can’t have that.” A jazz musician friend said this to me the other day and it was music to my ears. This is right on point. For a band like THE SUPREMES, who became the most popular female group of the Sixties, owning…
  • Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. A new...

    19 Jun 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. A new class of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) is rolling out, including “.nyc”!  This is a new domain for New Yorkers.  Here is a bit of information about the new .nyc domain from the official website:   Who Will Own .nyc? Any New Yorker whose work, ideas and creativity are based in the City. Locals who provide services, products or content to fellow New Yorkers. Companies, organizations and individuals wishing to showcase the value of their location online.
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  • Music Video: Labrinth - Jealous

    Andrew C
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    With over +2.6M hits on his comeback single "Let It Be", Labrinth slides his way into our emotions with his new heart-breaking ballad "Jealous" (on iTunes). Two years in the making is his new album "Take Me To The Truth" which has already been described as a ‘21st century sci-fi soul classic.’ He... ....
  • Music Panels & Conferences to Attend - Tech, Networking, and Talent Showcases..

    Andrew C
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    There's a well stated quote in today's entertainment industry; "It's about who you know". but more importantly, it's about "who knows you". Yes, networking plays a crucial role and can mean the difference of locking in a simple booking gig or not. But in order to progress, you need to reach beyond... ....
  • Music Video: M&O - Blue

    Mark J
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    Chicago 'adventure soul' duo M&O (Jamila Woods, Owen Hill) have been carving out a space for themselves on the music scene in recent times, the eclectic creativity of their dreamy indie r&b garnering the attention of the music blogosphere and beyond. Named as one of Chicago's finest music... ....
  • Jessie Ware Puts Her Foot Down & Gives Some 'Tough Love'

    Maria Landicho
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    The sensualist and soulful, Jessie Ware is quickly on the rise. Being compared to the likes of Sade, this wide ranged singer (Alto being her specialty) and intellectually inclined songwriter has just released her Sophomore album titled "Tough Love" -- which only being out a few days on iTunes, is... ....
  • I Bet My Life with Imagine Dragons

    Candice M
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
    The Grammy-Award winning band, Imagine Dragons, is best known for their hit single "Radioactive", that had millions of people paying homage to their single, making it the best-selling rock song in U.S. digital history. This year, the band is back with a new heart-thumping single called "I Bet My... ....
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    Power Pop Review

  • Power Pop Review Takes to The Airwaves

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Yes it's been a long time - it always is - you're probably fed up with the excuses - but this time we have something new & tangibleWe have taken our blog to the airwaves and have begun a programme we are calling 'Utterly Timeless'. This affords us the opportunity to feature material which will mix the present with the past to demonstrate that even if you love the pop's golden history of the 60's & 70's there is still much to love (perhaps even more than ever before) about the music of today. Not the commercial claptrap of glossy talent shows, the manufactured boys & girls who over…
  • PowerPop Review's Very Best of 2013 Albums – Part 1

    13 May 2014 | 8:58 am
    As with many recent years there has been an over abundance of phenomenal music being made despite the fact that a large percentage of it is not being heard via commercial outlets. Those of us who have had rock music as the backdrop of our lives will continue to seek out the music we love despite the forlorn state of the music industry. On a positive note there are more places to discover music than ever before be it via sites like SoundcloudBandcampCDBaby,eMusic, independent music blogs & streaming music services.This best of list reflects those particular albums that need to be heard. I…
  • Radio Days - Get Some Action

    19 Jun 2013 | 12:20 pm
    This is Pop - Yeah Yeah!Italian Pop Punks Radio Days have regrouped, remodelled and refashioned themselves as something radically different to their original mid 2000's blueprint. The catchy appeal and trademark precision is still strongly evident, but they've blunted the edges of their Ramonesque short snappy pop, relaxed the razor-sharp edges and endings, and replaced it with a purposeful nod, if not march, to a early Merseybeat.In an attempt for wider appeal to a bigger audience the band have almost wiped the slate clean of the shake 'em up of old and settled for an altogether sweeter and…
  • Just Got Back – Examining The Booty

    5 Jun 2013 | 6:13 pm
    One of the first things we do when we get home from each IPO festival is unzip the suitcases and have a look at the booty. Well not the very first thing but after a cup of tea and a contemplate, the delay in coming down from the high of a week of solid good pop music is certainly eased and extended, and maybe relived a little by taking it all in... Please click this link to see bigger version of this pictureOut come the clothes, the toiletries and whathaveyous, we burrow down and retrieve every last item – a bevy of CDs which says you have been watching and listening to all this...We…
  • IPO Liverpool Preview May 2013

    15 May 2013 | 4:40 am
    In absence of our usual regular review of last year's Liverpool International Pop Overthrow event we offer instead a preview of some of the very best bands and artists who are appearing this year who we've seen previously and need to see again. Additionally we provide song links to some of the artists who are new to us who we look forward to seeing for the first time.Boomin'weave pop, punk, rap, bubblegum & reggae into a heady, infectious mix of frankly outstanding proportions. They are a young, loud and irreverent tour de force, they deserve the world at their feet and if it isn't theirs…
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  • Amason - Parachutes

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    New track from Copenhagen's Communions, who visited Los Angeles this past spring as part of Danish music festival 13 Torches for a Burn. Here's the B-side to a 7-inch that's scheduled for release on Nov. 10. Amason are… (in post Everywhere, Scandinavians. from choir croak out them goodies. More by this artist at )
  • Kumi Solo - Mr. Tambourine Man

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We don't need a jingle jangle morning to come following these five covers. (in post Five Good Covers: Mr. Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan) from Cover Me. More by this artist at )
  • Cloud Cult - Mr. Tambourine Man

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We don't need a jingle jangle morning to come following these five covers. (in post Five Good Covers: Mr. Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan) from Cover Me. More by this artist at )
  • Jimmy LaFave - Mr. Tambourine Man

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We don't need a jingle jangle morning to come following these five covers. (in post Five Good Covers: Mr. Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan) from Cover Me. More by this artist at )
  • Helio Sequence - Mr. Tambourine Man

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We don't need a jingle jangle morning to come following these five covers. (in post Five Good Covers: Mr. Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan) from Cover Me. More by this artist at )
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  • 7 Free Swift Approaches To Get Rid Of Excess Weight

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:17 am
    The food that we try to eat defines our lifestyle and defines how healthy we want to be and we can be. As we know, we should avoid fatty, sugary foodstuff. But in instances like these, the place sweets are a commonality, it can be really tough to do. But there nonetheless are foodstuff that can support bust these lbs. Listed here are some excess fat-busting, carb-considerably less, healthy food that can support lead greatly to the body you’d want to have. Whole eggs – Not just the whites are great for you but the complete egg. People who stick to lower-calorie diets reward from…
  • Earn Further Funds And Have Entertaining

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    In recent years, the amount of sites in the virtual world has increased drastically. Even so, most of the sites are being released for the objective of producing cash. It’s genuinely a pathetic factor to know that, not all sites owners can make cash. Nevertheless, individuals who failed to make cash on-line didn’t shed their hope as most of the web entrepreneurs make a large volume of cash. So what successful web entrepreneurs comply with to make cash? What ought to you do to make countless numbers of pounds each thirty day period? Allow’s find out this. I know it sounds a…
  • Natural Excess Weight Loss The Basic Way

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    “Women are a lot more probably overweight than men.” This assertion has made most of the females nuts and anxious. In reality, survey has shown that females have the tendency to acquire a lot more excess weight than men owing to certain elements. Why? I suppose the thought method is that the a lot more you deny yourself a treat, the a lot more you crave it. They say that absences can make the coronary heart grow fonder – I suppose. Or, perhaps out of sight, out of mind would be the much better frame of mind for receiving rid of meals that are not good for you. Eat More Fibre…
  • Natural Techniques To Weight Decline

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Losing weight is the main worry of many girls about the planet these times. Most of the girls take getting weight for granted and abruptly recognize that they have to get rid of weight in buy to be healthier and to appear stunning. Women feel of hunting very good and are quite cautious about that when in contrast to guys. Being in very good shape is also an important attribute to elegance. Actual physical elegance can bring a excellent affect on career in most of the cases if not all. This is why most of the girls are quite cautious about losing weight. If they are over weight they often…
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    RouteNote Blog

  • Daniel Radcliffe Raps Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics”

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Of course her could do this.. he’s a wizard!
  • djay 2 App Comes To Android

    Tom Newman
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    djay 2 – the ultimate house party app, comes to the Android platform. Three years after djay was initially released to iOS users, Algoriddim bring the party to Android phones and tablets. djay 2 allows you to connect to Spotify for a plethora of tracks to mix, with virtual decks, waveforms, filters, EQ, loops, samples, hot cues, FX and many more. For the full review, click here. Download for Android here.
  • Royalty Free Electronic Music for Twitch and Youtube

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    RouteNote has been working on a little project called Outertone for a while now and we thought it was about time we gave you a quick update on what the project is trying to achieve. Outertone is a royalty free electronic music label. Outertone releases tracks from amazing up and coming electronic artists and we allow anyone to use the music on Twitch or YouTube for Free! This also means that they will never receive a claim on either service or any copyright issues and they have the right to monetize their videos freely. We see Outertone as an experiment on a new kind of label for the 21st…
  • Promotes: Itro – Home

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Itro just received a great promotion from for his most recent track Home. Have a listen. Itro is a RouteNote and Outertone artist.
  • Misheard Lyrics – Sean Paul – Temperature

    Tom Newman
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    Go to YouTube and search ‘Misheard Lyrics’, you’ll be faced with thousands of results. One of my personal favourites is Sean Paul – Temperature. Listen to any Sean Paul track and attempt to pick out any words, it’s a difficult challenge. The user behind this video has attempted to do just that with this hilarious misheard lyrics video.
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    Judy Rodman - All Things Vocal Blog

  • How To Get A Record Deal-1: What Record Labels Want

    Judy Rodman
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    This is my first post in a three-part series I'm writing about "How To Get A Record Deal". First of all, it is VERY hard to get a legitimate record label interested in signing you as recording artist. If someone promises you otherwise, RUN, do not walk, and slam the door behind you. With that understanding...Before approaching a record label as an artist, you should understand two simple things.    - Record labels, like all viable businesses, want to make a profit.  - You want to make a deal that will profit you, the artist.  Look for that win-win deal,…
  • Singing While Old: How Vintage Voices Can "Rock"

    Judy Rodman
    11 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Singing is a lot of things ... it is athletic, it is biological, it is psychological, it is spiritual,  it is technical and above all, it is art. Because of all these things, the voice changes as we age. And because of these things, aging is a good news/bad news balance we can tip in our voices' favor, if we know how! Let us consider...The bad news: We may have lost some vocal ability.We may not be as physically able as in younger days. Our energy and stamina may give out sooner. Our memories for lyrics may grow, shall we say, less reliable. We may have developed one or more health…
  • The Most Important Step To Vocal Improvement

    Judy Rodman
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    one foot in front of the other... you'll get there!Improving the voice is a multifaceted journey of exploration and surprise, filled with rabbit trails, pitfalls, toolsets, saboteurs, enablers, frustrations, u-turns, plateaus and sudden eureka moments. It is a journey of steps... and like a well-played video game, you want to take the ones that lead to victories, not defeat (and definitely not injury!)When a singer or speaker comes in for a lesson with me, I assess where they are at the present moment. Then I look for the key to the next level up for their voice. Whether it's the first lesson…
  • Studio Headphones: Tips For Best Use

    Judy Rodman
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    Here's a video about recording with headphones half-off Recording vocals usually necessitates hearing something to sing to. In the very old days, singers recorded with speakers positioned in the vocal booth or studio room so as not to bleed monitor sound onto the vocal track. Well, maybe not SO old... Actually, I used this approach a couple of years ago when recording a large ensemble for a demonstration musical theater cast recording. We were doing in 'on the cheap' and so had to make do in a studio that was not equipped for the big group. It was kind of like wiring my bus headlights back to…
  • How and When Should You Copyright A Song?

    Judy Rodman
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    Your songwriting is a form of intellectual property, and as such, it falls to you to protect it from theft. There are different levels of protection you can use.There is the paper and electronic trail... dated lyric sheets, worktape recordings, emails to cowriters, etc. NOTE: The 'poor man's copyright' (sending your song through certified and unopened mail to yourself) has long been debunked as useless.Also... it's a good idea, as suggested in this article at, to include the little circled 'c' copyright symbol and the name of the owner of the song in any lyric you share…
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    Soundtrack Geek V2

  • Soundtrack Review: At The Devil’s Door

    Jørn Tillnes
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    At The Devil’s Door Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score At The Devil’s Door by Ronen Landa. At a glance: 14 tracks 35 minutes of score Geek Score: 91.4 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 17.93 Album Excellence: 51% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? From the director of The Pact, Nicholas McCarthy, comes At The Devil’s Door or “Home” as it is called in some markets. I really enjoyed The Pact and the score by Ronen Landa was terrifying which is why I became very happy when I got this score also by Ronen Landa. You…
  • Soundtrack Review: Donnie Brasco

    Jørn Tillnes
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Donnie Brasco Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Donnie Brasco by Patrick Doyle. At a glance: 19 tracks 37 minutes of score Geek Score: 63.1 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 0 Album Excellence: 0% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The 1997 hard boiled undercover cop in mafia drama is the last official score of Patrick Doyle month. Based on a true story, an FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob. The film is directed by Mike Newell and starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. It’s been an exciting month of Doyle scores, most of which I…
  • Soundtrack Review: The Canal

    Jørn Tillnes
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Canal Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Canal by Ceiri Torjussen. At a glance: 23 tracks 51 minutes of score Geek Score: 85.2 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 16.6 Album Excellence: 33% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The Canal explores the unknown, the supernatural while hinting on a psychotic mind and thoughts by the main character. What is real? The trailer sort of plays with that and we can not be sure. Ceiri Torjussen who recently scores Test, has created a very creepy sound design for this movie. I’m being blunt…
  • Soundtrack Review: Love’s Labour’s Lost

    Jørn Tillnes
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Love’s Labour’s Lost Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Love’s Labour’s Lost by Patrick Doyle. At a glance: 8 tracks 27 minutes of score Geek Score: 100 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 27.38 Album Excellence: 100% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Love’s Labour’s Lost is another one of those Kennth Branagh tells another Shakespeare story kind of things, which is great, because it means Patrick Doyle is on board. The romantic comedy musical from 2000 is part of Patrick Doyle month. I am sitting here with…
  • Soundtrack Review: Deliver Us From Evil

    Jørn Tillnes
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Deliver Us From Evil Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Deliver Us From Evil by Christopher Young. At a glance: 13 tracks 57 minutes of score Geek Score: 84.2 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 14.53 Album Excellence: 25% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? From the director of Sinister comes this beauty based on supposedly actual events. I’m interested in that, but even more so in the score by Christopher Young. Young did the score for Sinister and it was a weird one, extremely experimental. It turned out I didn’t enjoy it much,…
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    Indiecision: Music Magazine: Indian indie music News, MP3s, Interviews, Videos, Giveaways, Awesomeness

  • Micromax Mega Mix Stage to Host Electronic Artists at Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Over the past four years, the electronic stage at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender has hosted some of the biggest international and local electronic music producers and artists in the country. Chase & Status, Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, Bauchklang, Pretty Lights and many more have been a part of the happiest festival’s previous editions. This is where the audience really lets loose, dances till they can’t feel their feet, and give in uninhibitedly to the massive drops that are found aplenty at this stage. Micromax Mega Mix stage will be the purveyor of manic electronic sound waves in…
  • Preview: Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2014 – Kolkata

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Kolkata, we meet again! This is our second time in the city and we hope you are as excited as we are. Picking things up from where we left off last year (the last edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2013 was held in the City of Joy), the very first edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2014 will take place in Kolkata on November 1 and 2 at Nicco Park in the Salt Lake City. Some of the country’s best artists and impressive international acts will take over five stages at the festival – from incredible headliners to exciting fresh acts. The Bacardi Arena will see a formidable lineup of…
  • In Conversation with Alister Wright of Cloud Control

    Priyanka Singh
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    “Why so serious in the artist lineup announcement picture, Al? Was it because of the fractured arm?” (Check out the picture below) “I just thought it looked… cool.” Why so serious, Al? That’s Sydney indie rock band Cloud Control’s vocalist and guitarist Alister Wright for you. Wright is one of the most chilled out vocalists I’ve ever interviewed. And I don’t use the word chilled out often because I quite dislike the term. It sounds sort of… pedestrian. I thought of using the term laid back for him, but that would dilute the kind of pleasant personality that Wright,…
  • The Exchange Comes to Mumbai

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:19 pm
    As of 2014, being a full-time musician in India is no longer a frivolous fantasy. We’ve reached a point where there is a strong enough infrastructure to ensure that musicians so inclined and motivated can consider sustaining themselves with what they do. The people at UK Trade & Investment have caught on, and have teamed up with Submerge to present a conference that aims to increase interaction between British and Indian music industries. The conference, which will happen on November 7, will address India’s growing prominence as a music market and discuss the business…
  • Presenting: Duke Nucleya

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Reaching Nucleya‘s level of success as one of the most cutting-edge electronic music producers in the scene today is no mean feat. The producer, who co-founded the Bandish Projekt in the late ’90s, has, for the past 15 years, been working towards exploring more contemporary electronic sounds. Last year’s landmark Koocha Monster EP forged an instant connection with the current generation of concertgoers, and helped establish Nucleya as one of the most sought-after bass music acts in the country. At the Pune edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2013, Nucleya launched a…
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  • Documentary ‘TRUE SON’ Brings Hope to Inner City Politics

    Rob Fields
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Candidate Michael Tubbs (center) in TRUE SON   Back in March we first told you about the documentary True Son when it had its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Well now the inspiring film is will be released this Friday in New York and in November 7th in Los Angeles. True Son is the story of Michael Tubbs, a 22-year old Stanford University graduate destined for an affluent career in the private, tech or political sectors. But instead he returns home to Stockton, California, considered one of the worst cities in the United States and riddled with financial crisis and crime…
  • SEE IT: Newly restored cult favorite ‘Stations of the Elevated’–Oct 17—23

    Rob Fields
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
      New York City always has a certain romanticism to it.  In addition to it never sleeping and being the town where many of your wildest dreams can come true, there is also an aesthetic viewpoint to the city that whether it is the present pristine look or the rough and tumble 1970’s, there is an unmistakable power in its beauty. This is often best captured in moving images and filmmaker Manfried Kirchheimer understands the beat of urban life this better than most. That vision is shown in Stations of the Elevated, his 1977 filmed (released in 1981) documentary. Beginning this Friday for…
  • Black on Hulu: Bill Cosby in I SPY

    Rob Fields
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
      Something special happened in 1965.  This something special had nothing to do with The Beatles, or James Brown, the space race or politics but it still changed the future for the better in a very significant way.  That year, a well-known young comedian jumped from telling his observational and introspective jokes on stage and became a bonafide actor whose presence and vision would change the television landscape. When Bill Cosby first graced American televisions screens as Alexander Scott on I SPY as an American secret agent traveling undercover overseas and posing as a professional…
  • Toshi Reagon’s 4th Word* Rock* & Sword Festival: 9/14-9/21

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

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

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    One Direction - Steal My Girl One Direction's NEW single Steal My Girl – out now Taken from the new album FOUR. Pre-order the deluxe edition on iTunes and receive five tracks before... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 16426403 875800 ratings Time: 05:19 More in Music

    5 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    CAT FALLS OUT WINDOW PRANK Had to get some sweet payback! Smash That Like Button TeamJesse PrankvsPrank Facebook: Jeana's Twitter: From: PrankvsPrank Views: 9047394 218996 ratings Time: 03:12 More in Comedy
  • One Direction - Steal My Girl (Audio)

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    One Direction - Steal My Girl (Audio) Steal My Girl is the first single from One Direction's fourth album, FOUR. Steal My Girl is available to pre-order now in the UK, and out now everywhere else: From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 15050638 346276 ratings Time: 03:48 More in Music
  • One Direction - Fireproof

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    One Direction - Fireproof Fireproof is a track from One Direction's latest album, FOUR which is available to pre-order now : Music video by One Directio... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 6580255 181546 ratings Time: 02:54 More in Music
  • Epic Patty Cake Song (I'll Think Of You)

    Kurt Hugo Schneider
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Epic Patty Cake Song (I'll Think Of You) We did it!! One Take! We shot this all of the little Canon Vixia Mini X :1 Check out this playlist showcasing a bunch of creators making stuff on the Vixia! ... From: Kurt Hugo Schneider Views: 5625007 80125 ratings Time: 02:49 More in Music
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  • New Album Release: The White Whale

    4 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The soundtrack album of music from Slung Low’s The White Whale, an adaptation of Moby Dick by James Philips, is now officially released. It’s available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and all the other online retailers (soon to be on Spotify too, though their databases take a while to populate, so could be a few more weeks yet). Click here to read a few more thoughts about working on this awesome show, and links to images from the show are here.     Read the reviews: The Guardian: The White Whale review – a delightful dystopian twist on Moby-Dick (4*) Wow…
  • New CITV Promo Advertisement

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Featuring tunes by yours truly, this fun little promotional ad for CITV has been playing on all the ITV channels for the last month and will hopefully continue for a while yet… CITV Autumn Brand Image 2014  
  • The White Whale is Up and Running

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

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

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

    Matthew Guerrieri
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    Some NMBx thoughts on Halloween: costume ideas with Matthew and critic-at-large Moe.
  • Hindustani Music: The Four-Syllable Darling and Text Setting in Hindi

    Reena Esmail
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    Learning Hindi in its written and sung forms simultaneously has been revealing in so many ways. Little idiosyncracies I would have otherwise missed in the language are illuminated through song.
  • Intense, Hardworking and Fun Loving—Remembering Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)

    Libby Larsen
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Steve was tremendously disciplined. He composed every day, whether he wanted to or not. He completed everything he started. You could count on him for advice. He gave me the best financial advice of my professional life when he said “Just envision the amount of money you will need next year, believe it, and it will be there.” He was right.
  • ACF Announces 2014 JFund Awardees

    NewMusicBox Staff
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    The American Composers Forum (ACF) has announced that twelve new music projects have been awarded grants through the Jerome Fund for New Music (JFund).
  • Disposable Spaces, Plastic Music

    Emily Green
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    We mostly listen to recorded music, and we likely hear it alone—in a car, through headphones, maybe through a set of speakers at home. This kind of listening space is simultaneously ephemeral—in that it is fundamentally malleable—and monumental—in that its infinite repeatability aspires to cultural permanence.
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    The Renegade Producer Blog

  • 10 Music Production Techniques and Strategies

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Discover 10 music production techniques and strategies you can apply to improve your sound...
  • Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio

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

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

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

    5 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    Know your Digital Audio Workstation better than the back of your hand if you're serious about music production.
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    TRAEXS.COM Music Video News

  • Social Listening with Milkshake

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Milkshake is a new social listening service to listen to music synchronously and having chat. But compared to other social listening services such as typically allowing unrestricted playlists and chat rooms at least for groups it differs. The service is aimed at the sharing between two people and the playlists always have exactly three […]
  • New Podcast Player and Podcatcher

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Podcasting had its hype at the beginning of the development of the social web. Today it has become an everyday tool to fetch multimedia feeds of any kind like music or video updates without being mentioned by name, which gives reason for a little explanation. Newsfeeds mostly are provided by blogs to retrieve updates. Podcasts […]
  • Infographic about the Evolution of Music

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Today music is very manifold. How manifold opposed to the former 200 years is shown by a nice animated infographic. This shows the development in time as well as the various interdependencies of music styles. By choosing a year the relevant interdependencies are shown as well. Of interest is the background of the infographic. It […]
  • Soundcloud offers new Partner Features to Musicians

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    The music sharing platform SoundCloud has revised it partner program lately. To the existing Free and Pro versions a Premium version has been added. The premium version offers musicians again further options compared to the pro versions. A main feature is the ability to sell music on the platform. This up to now has been […]
  • DJ Techno Live Sets

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

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); The 8th article of our Synthesis series is all about envelopes, one of the many useful features to create and modulate sounds on your synthesizer. Read the article
  • Filter it Out!

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); In the seventh part of our Synthesis series, you’ll learn everything about filters: hi-pass, low-pass, band-pass, notch won’t be a mysterious feature on your synths anymore. Read the article
  • Swing It!

    7 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); VCO, DCO, LFO, the sixth episode of the Audiofanzine Synthesis Series explains all these weird, yet unavoidable acronyms. Let’s oscillate!
  • Make Some Noise!

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    From wave to noise, Audiofanzine takes this new step in the fifth article of our Synthesis series. Jump in with us!
  • In Search of the Perfect Wave

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    Fourth episode of our series of educational articles about Synthesis. Today we’ll look into the main waveforms that are usually adopted as the basic ingredients of any respectable sound “lab.” Read the article
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    The Journal of Gospel Music

  • Jones Family Singers to Share the Gospel at Chicago’s Mayne Stage

    Bob Marovich
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    By Bob Marovich Rolling Stone and NPR called the Jones Family Singers, a gospel group from Bay City, Texas, one of 25 “must see” acts at SXSW [South By Southwest]. Filmmaker Alan Berg is working on a documentary about the family. They may be up for a GRAMMY for their latest CD, The Spirit Speaks, which received the Journal of Gospel Music‘s highest rating, five stars, upon its release in 2013. Given the wave of national publicity and the group’s accessible and soul satisfying presentation, I predict the Jones Family Singers will be embraced by the same multicultural American…
  • “He Shall Reign” – Bridgett Kern

    Bob Marovich
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:38 pm
    “He Shall Reign” Bridgett Kern Platinum Image Music Group (2014) A worship leader, songwriter, and pastor, Bridgett Kern delivers this vertical praiser that combines the feel-good melodicism of CCM with the bracing, energetic punch of rock, and vocals from the modern gospel tradition. The CCM feel is not coincidental: the song was written by Israel Houghton collaborators BJ Putnam and Doug Engquist, and produced by Putnam. Kern leads worship at Radiant Life Church in Phoenix, Arizona. She and her husband, Dr. Joseph Kern, founded the church. The single is from her…
  • Mavis Staples reflects on activism and music, past and present

    Bob Marovich
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Mavis Staples reflects on activism and music, past and present. The post Mavis Staples reflects on activism and music, past and present appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • JGM Pick of the Week: October 28, 2014

    Bob Marovich
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    “I Need Thee” Beulah Grove Mass Choir feat. Monica Lisa Stevenson Released digitally October 21, 2014 Beulah Grove Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia (Dr. Sam Davis, Pastor), celebrates its centennial with a rousing gospel version of the hymn, “I Need Thee Every Hour,” rendered with spirit by the always effervescent Monica Lisa Stevenson. The choir and musicians set a praise party atmosphere as MLS ups the trad cred an extra notch by interpolating lyrics from “I Love the Lord, He Heard My Cry.” “I Need Thee” is the single from the church’s Live at the…
  • JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise – I See Victory

    Bob Marovich
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise I See Victory Light Records (October 28, 2014) By Bob Marovich Recorded at the First Cathedral in Bloomfield, Connecticut, I See Victory is the seventh live CD for JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise and, with seventeen tracks, the group’s most ambitious release to date. The choir, perhaps best known for the gospel hit, “Incredible God, Incredible Praise,” can claim musical roots in the ministry of Bishop J. C. White and the Institutional Church of God in Christ Choir. Institutional’s “Stretch Out (When Jesus Comes)” was a…
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  • Design: Spilled Introduces Limited Edition “New York” & “LA” Floorwear

    Morgan Witt
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Seattle’s Spilled continues to pull streetwear inspired designs into the home via their creative ‘floorwear’ pieces. They’ve recently released two very limited edition rugs following the success of the “Elephant Print” piece inspired by the subtle use of the print in the Nike Air Jordan line. This time around they’ve crafted a pair of designs […]
  • Style: Nike x fragment design Preview Forthcoming “Sock Dart SP” Collaboration

    Morgan Witt
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Nike Lab shared a preview of another forthcoming collaboration with fragment design following their reworked Nike Roshe LD-1000 SP. The Nike Sock Dart SP made waves with it’s 2004 release as the first sneaker crafted with computerized knitting. This Nike technology has evolved over the years under the Flynit guise. Fragment’s Hiroshi Fujiwara was first […]
  • Tech: Fitbit Introduces Fitbit Charge, Charge HR & Surge Smartwatch

    Morgan Witt
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Fitbit unveiled three new fitness and sleep-tracker products this week. Two of which are an evolution of the original activity tracker. “Fitbit Charge” and “Fitbit Charge HR.” Both wristbands deliver real-time fitness stats and Caller ID on your wrist. Steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, floors climbed, calories and active minutes can all be viewed […]
  • Music: Official Video For Todd Terje’s “Delorean Dynamite” Doubles As Used Car Ad

    Morgan Witt
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    This gem will surely brighten up your day. Cosmic-disco extraordinaire Todd Terje and director Espen Friberg have crafted a clever new approach to the music video format. Just so happens that a fellow they know has an actual 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 for sale. So they set out to make the most epic used car ad […]
  • Music: Watch Rick Rubin Discuss The Birth Of Def Jam From His NYU Dorm Room

    Morgan Witt
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Def Jam Records catapulted hip-hop into the global phenomenon it became from the most unlikely location…Rick Rubin‘s NYU dorm room. Back in 1984, amongst a stack of drum machines and DJ equipment, Rubin set out to make records that sounded like the raw hip-hop performances he saw in the clubs. Now three decades later, Rubin […]
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    Hooks and Harmony » Hooks and Harmony

  • Album Review: The Both

    Peter Lee
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Aimee Mann has been caught in a bit of a rut. Her first three albums dazzled critics, with her debut album, Whatever, topping my all-time favorite album list. But without her collaborator, the amazingly talented Jon Brion, her songs lacked the power, quirkiness and melody that was so apparent in her first three albums. She showed some signs of breaking through that slump in 2012's Charmer, but it's taken a songwriting and performing partnership with punk/indie rocker Ted Leo to awaken her. Leo opened for Mann during her 2012 tour in support of Charmer, and the two decided to write some…
  • Guilty Pleasures: ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’

    Peter Lee
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Everything about the Captain and Tennille screams '70s, from the Daryl Dragon captain's hat to Toni Tennille's strapless tops and Breck Girl hairstyle. They were also ridiculed: The term "Yacht Rock," referring to the soft, soothing pop music of the late 70s and early 80s, was inspired partly by the "Captain." (Christopher Cross's "Sailing" also had a big part in it as well.) And "Muskrat Love?" A song about to rodents mating? Really? All of that falls by the wayside when you hear "Love Will Keep Us Together." The beginning is inauspicious: a piano playing a basic boogie-woogie line with a…
  • Concert Review: Glenn Tilbrook, Smith’s Olde Bar

    Peter Lee
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    During the early 1980s, amid such megastars as Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, Def Leppard and Men at Work, there was Squeeze. The group, fronted by Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford, drew comparisons to Lennon and McCartney for their Beatlesque music. The group's fans were smarter than your average music fan, one notch up from Elvis Costello fans.  They marveled at lyrical references to Harold Robbins novels and William Tell.  They had their black coffee in bed. They were different. So was the crowd at Glenn Tilbrook's latest stop in Atlanta Thursday; about 80 of the 100 people gathered at…
  • Album Review: ‘Here Comes the Reign Again: The Second British Invasion’

    Peter Lee
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    Back in the early- to mid-80s, a second wave of British artists brought their music across the Atlantic Ocean, 20 years after the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the Who invaded America. At its height in the summer of 1983, 20 of the top 40 singles (including 7 of the top 10 singles) were by British artists, breaking the previous record of 14 set in 1965. Unfortunately, many of these acts, who could have relied solely on their music, stressed their style in the new frontier of MTV. Wearing makeup and futuristic hairstyles and clothes, they were a New Wave of artists that made their mark with…
  • Andrew Curry’s ‘Here Comes the Reign Again’ – The Interview

    Peter Lee
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    I admire Andrew Curry so much, but I'm also envious. When he wants to do something - when he has an idea, a dream - he acts on it, jumps over every barrier that faces him, overcomes the impossible and in the end comes up with a finished product that is polished and admired by pop music fans worldwide. His first project, "Drink a Toast to Innocence: A Tribute to Lite Rock," was funded through Kickstarter and brought indie pop artists together to perform covers of those AM radio hits that helped shape my love of pop music - Andrew Gold's "Thank You for Being a Friend," Robbie Dupree's "Steal…
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    Music Industry Newswire

  • SuperFly Magazine Publisher Launches New Book that Gives Untold Story of Hip-Hop Legacy

    Jesse JJ Jame
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'SuperFly - My Untold Story of Hip-Hop' (ISBN: 978-0991356010), authored by Gloria Goldwater, pulls back the curtain on how the popular hip-hop magazine, SuperFly, that launched in the early 90s, came to be and why it ultimately folded.
  • Atlanta-Based Valiant Horizon Announces Debut Full-Length Album on the Label from German Electronica Producer Marian

    Jesse JJ Jame
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Valiant Horizon is excited to announce the release of 'On The Move' - which is the first full-length album on Valiant Horizon by German electronica producer Marian. As evidenced by a number EDM recordings already produced, Marian is set to take off in today's quickly expanding electronica and dance music market. Inspired by multiple musical genres, he fits nicely in a number of spaces with his music including progressive house and minimal techno.
  • Gwinnett Choral Guild Debuts New Mass to North America

    Jesse JJ Jame
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    GWINNETT, Ga., Sept. 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Gwinnett Choral Guild (Guild) will present 'A Diminished Mass' by Scottish composer Alan A. Craig at Duluth First United Methodist Church on October 18, 2014. The performance places the traditional liturgical texts in a modern setting.
  • New Album from the Buckeye Politicians was 39 Years in the Making

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

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

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Chef-owner Heinz Reitbauer is a member of the Reitbauer family that operates the famous Steirereck restaurant and the Meierei café beneath it in Vienna, and the Pogush Country Inn in Styria, in the southeast of Austria. His family’s latest contribution to the Austrian culinary excellence is the complete and spectacular renovation of Steirereck that consistently places among the top of the world’s 50 best restaurants list. In 2005, the Reitbauers moved Steirereck from its home of 35 years in Weißgerbe Lände to Vienna, and took up the former Milchhauspavilion, an…
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    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Macbook Laptop Sleeve Geo Stands - set of 3 King Henry - The Egg Cup Unisex Watches - $129 Koo Koo Letterbox  
  • Denim Design Studio in Istanbul, Turkey

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We love the underground feel of this design and research studio created by Zemberek Tasarim  for Vigoss Jeans . The 250 square-meter (2691 sq.ft.) studio opened this past summer and is part of the 8,000 square meter (86,111 sq.ft) Vigoss/Bulur production and warehousing facilities located in Güneşli Kavşağı, an industrial area about 30 kilometers form the center of Istanbul, Turkey. Zemberek created a fabulously functional working space for the designers and other team members who needed large flat surfaces to spread out the products, materials and accessories; easy access to…
  • Artists Reconstruct The Berlin Wall With Lights

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    New and old Berliners, together with the entire world, will take to the streets on November 9, the global 25th Anniversary celebration of the Fall of the Wall in 1989. The city, its citizens and friends will participate in the joyous events that commemorate the Peaceful Revolution. Among the key projects are the web portal Fall of the Wall 25 where everyone is welcome to post their memories, opinions and thoughts about the world-changing event. Another project is a concept called Lichtgrenze by artists Christopher and Marc Bauder. It is a row of 8,000 white luminous balloons creating a…
  • Artist And Sculptor, Benedetta Mori Ubaldini

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Our most recent artistic pick is Milan-based, London-educated artist and sculptor, Benedetta Mori Ubaldini. There is something strangely intriguing and mesmerizing about her chicken-wire sculptures. Trying to put our finger on it, we came up with more than a few explanations why we love these so much. One appealing aspect is that they look somehow unfinished and raw. The wire frame is usually the part of a sculpture we do not see. It is not the final product. And yet, these airy and lightweight pieces seem to lack nothing at all. They are very much finished and completed. And the lightness…
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    Jake Owen - News

  • Jake Owen to Headline 2015 Winstock Festival

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The 2015 Winstock Country Music Festival lineup has just been announced, and Jake Owen is set to headline on the events opening night. The two-day festival takes place in Winsted, Minnesota on June 12-13, 2015, and tickets are available for purchase now! June 12, 2015 - Winsted, MN @ Winstock 2015 For more information head over to To find an upcoming Jake Owen show near you, please visit the Events Page. From
  • Jake Owen to Play Stagecoach Country Music Festival

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    The 2015 Stagecoach Country Music Festval lineup has been announced, and Jake Owen will join the lineup of over 60 of country musics hottests acts. The three-day music festival has been one of country musics most highly anticipated events for the past nine years, and Jakes performance will be a part of the opening night festivities on Friday, April 24. The festival will take place in Indio, CA with the tickets going on sale starting Oct. 14 at 10am local time. For more information, check out the Stagecoach Festival Website. From
  • Pit Tickets Available for Eighth Annual Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert in Vero Beach

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

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

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

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Jennifer has joined the music lineup of The Concert For Valor, a free concert to honor the courage and sacrifice of America’s veterans and their families. Language Undefined Tweet
  • Watch Jennifer Answer Your Questions On Vevo's ASK:REPLY!

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Jennifer gets candid with questions from her amazing fans (like YOU!) about her new album JHUD exclusively in Vevo’s ASK:REPLY! Click here to watch now or check it out below! Language United States Tweet
  • Jennifer's SiriusXM Heart & Soul Session

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Jennifer performed "Bring Back The Music" & "It’s Your World" from her new album JHUD during her "Up Close & Personal" event on SiriusXM Heart & Soul. Click here to watch now or watch below! Language United States Tweet
  •'s Intimate Conversation With Jennifer Hudson

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Jennifer sat down with for an exclusive interview to discuss living in Chicago as opposed to living in Los Angeles or New York City, how her best friends keep her grounded, how she's changed as an artist since the beginning of her career and more! Watch Part One of the interview to kick it off, and then check out even more in Part Two of the interview! Jennifer’s latest album JHUD, including "Walk It Out" ft. Timbaland, "Dangerous," "It’s Your World" ft. R. Kelly and more, is available now on iTunes & Amazon Music. Language United States Tweet
  • Jennifer Hudson Joins Human Rights Campaign’s "Americans for ‪#‎MarriageEquality‬"

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    Jennifer Hudson joins Human Rights Campaign’s "Americans for ‪#‎MarriageEquality‬" and will headline HRC’s National Dinner on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Washington DC! Learn more by visiting Jennifer Hudson discusses her longtime support for ‪#‎LGBT‬ equality and her new partnership with HRC in the video below. Click here to see Jennifer on the cover of HRC’s EQUALITY magazine and to read the exclusive interview! Language Undefined Tweet
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  • “Breaking Ice” Concerts to Benefit an Orphanage in Awassa, Ethiopia

    Viola da Voce
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    This weekend, the Fused Muse Ensemble will present three performances entitled “Breaking Ice” that integrate music, dance choreography, and video art. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Awassa Children’s Project in Awassa, Ethiopia. The Illinois not-for-profit project provides funding for an orphanage in Awassa with an environmental mission to plant trees, dig fresh water […]
  • Video Parodies Air Canada’s Ridiculous Musical Instrument Transportation Policies

    Viola da Voce
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    A video came out on October 5 poking fun at a recent Air Canada blunder that enraged thousands of musicians. The airline’s musical instrument transportation policy had stated that violins and cellos could be accepted as carry-on or checked baggage, while violas could only be accepted as checked baggage. Given that violas are only slightly […]
  • Classical Musicians Step up to the Ice Bucket Challenge

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

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

    Viola da Voce
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If there’s any character from a musical who needs to spend some quality time on a psychiatrist’s couch, it’s the Phantom of the Opera. That’s exactly where the Phantom finds himself in Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City’s latest episode of Dr. Opera. Do they discuss Phantom’s obsession with Christine? Or maybe his […]
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  • Mars Hill Church Will Close Its Doors for Good

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Very big, very unexpected news out of Mars Hill today. Following the sudden, surprise resignation of famously controversial pastor Mark Driscoll, the massive, multisite church he founded will dissolve over the next two months. Each of the 13 churches that comprised Mars Hills' empire will either go their own way, merge with another church or close their doors for good. As Mars Hills teaching pastor Dave Bruskas wrote in a letter to the church today: "Rather than remaining a centralized multi-site church with video-led teaching distributed to multiple locations, the best future for each of our…
  • Rob and Kristen Bell on The Give and Take of Love

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    On marriage, selflessness and 'zimzum'—whatever that is. Rob Bell has had a tumultous career. From popular megachurch founder to one of the most controversial figures in modern Christianity to Oprah’s tour partner, he’s drawn intense criticism, but also gained a devoted following. This week, Bell and his wife, Kristen, released their new marriage book, The Zimzum of Love. We talked to the couple about the book, the give and take of marriage and what exactly “zimzum” is.
  • Trip Lee

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    This week we talk to Trip Lee about his new hip-hop album, “Rise.” (Haven’t heard it yet? Check out this free 4-song sampler on The Drop). Plus, we fill you in on our Nik Wallenda weekend plans, recap some great racquetball moments, introduce a new segment and respond to your Rob Bell comments from last week.
  • One Dead In Virgin Galactic Spaceship Explosion

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    In the second spacecraft disaster this week, one pilot is dead and another seriously injured after Virgin Galactic's tourism rocketship, dubbed SpaceShipTwo, exploded over the Mojave Desert. Virgin Galactic is owned by eccentric billionaire Richard Branson, who has long promised that the company would pioneer commercial space travel. The cause of the crash was not immediately identified, but the company said the craft "suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle" ...
  • The Scary Truth About Your Halloween Candy

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    The cocoa industry is facing some pretty horrifying ethical issues. Each year, Americans purchase almost 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween, spending nearly $1.2 billion on chocolate candy alone. What many consumers might not know though, is where all that chocolate comes from—and the labor conditions under which it was produced. Here’s a look at some of the major problems within the cocoa industry, and how you can be a part of the solution.
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    Derek Sivers

  • How to change or build your career

    Derek Sivers
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I get emails from many people wanting to change or build their career. I always recommend the best book on the subject: “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” by Cal Newport. Here are a few of its best points: Forget passion and purpose Forget “follow your passion” or “find your true calling”. Stop thinking like that. Here’s why: Words like “passion” and “purpose” are dangerous because they sound huge and romantic. If you think you haven’t found your passion yet, you’re probably expecting it to be overwhelming — to hit you like lightning. Looking for your passion,…
  • Fixed mindset vs Growth mindset

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

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

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

    Derek Sivers
    4 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Let's just figure out the meaning of life, once and for all, in under 20 minutes, OK? This is a 19-minute talk I've given at four conferences in Ireland, Taiwan, India, and New Zealand. I've improved it after each, and finally consider it done, so this is now the best and final recording of it. The video doesn't add much, so if you would rather just listen, download the MP3. The video should be visible below, but if not, download the MP4 video. Huge thanks to some friends who suggested great improvements: Michelle Welsch, Tynan, Aly Tadros, and Jeff Marx. Also thanks to a hundred drunk…
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  • La Sonora Ponceña’s 60th Anniversary Concert – 2014

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Sonora Ponceña‘s 60th Anniversary Concert – 2014 Excerpt from Interview with Papo Lucca by John Child : HERE LUCCA, Papo (and Sonora Ponceña) (b Enrique Arsenio Lucca Jr., ’46, Ponce, Puerto Rico) Exceptional pianist (also plays vibes, tres, synthesiser, flugelhorn, percussion), one of salsa’s most ingenious arrangers and producers, composer, musical director of Sonora Ponceña (Son Orchestra of Ponce) since ’68. His father Enrique ‘Quique’ Lucca organised two trumpet-led Orquesta Internacional ’44, renamed Sonora Ponceña…
  • Sonora Ponceña’s 60th Anniversary Concert – 2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Sonora Ponceña’s 60th Anniversary Concert – 2014   La Sonora Ponceña has been entertaining audiences for six decades and featuring the piano virtuosity of Papo Lucca, will be returning to Lehman Center to celebrate its 60th anniversary! Tickets: $100, $85, $75
  • Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz – Miami 2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County are true to their “Vision” and “Mission” when it comes to the ARTs. To me, it’s always in the presentation, and the Arsht Center exemplifies this. “Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz” will be a night of excellence, excitement, and enjoyment. Excellence in the presentation of Celia Cruz’s music, Excitement in seeing and hearing such a diverse gathering of talented latin female musicians, Enjoyment in hearing live, once again many of Celia’s HITs..  Miami the city…
  • Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz says: Lucrecia, Xiomara Laugart, Aymee Nuviola, Celia Cruz All Stars

With her contagious personality, unique style and inimitable voice, Celia Cruz broke through barriers, frontiers and generations. The fusion of the different rhythms she mastered came to be known as SALSA and three heirs to Cruz’s legacy will perform her hits accompanied by a group of musicians who played with the Queen during her illustrious reign. ¡Azúcar! CUBA BEAT A celebration of Cuban music, its genres and its creators. Immerse yourself in the…
  • TIPICA 73 con Jose ‘El Canario’ Alberto – 10.25.14

    5 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    The Reunion – Jose ‘El Canario’ Alberto trae a La Tipica 73 Born in 73, with a “typical” configuration of a Cuban charanga with violin. TIPICA 73 has been everything but typical. They soared to popularity with the young hip tren setters in the 70s, which are looking looking for the different, new, exciting sounds. That’s what TIPICA 73 delivered, and continues to deliver EVERY TIME they reunite. This time around the ORIGINAL musicians will get together for one unforgettable night of remembrance, with all of their hits. Hats off to Lehman Center for putting together…
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    The Round Table Online

  • Tony Lucca Releases Lyric Video for New Single “Delilah”

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Singer-songwriter Tony Lucca goes dark and eerie for the official lyric video for new single “Delilah.” The treatment features a frenetic scene of dark images including ravens, a graveyard, and a flickering candle that illuminates the lyrics as they scroll across the screen. It’s the perfect compliment to danger-laced lyrics like: “She’s got gold in her pocket, a knife in her hand/running through the desert with a killing man.” “Delilah” will appear on Lucca’s forthcoming self-titled album, scheduled to come out in January 2015. Watch the…
  • Music Video: Dawn Richard (Danity Kane) Releases “Blow” and Announces Blackheart Album

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Danity Kane may have just dropped their new album, DK3 this week, despite breaking up again, but it’s Dawn Richard who is having the last laugh. The sultry singer wasted no time in pushing her solo career as she just released her new single “Blow” and announced her sophomore album, Blackheart. Yes, that’s a savvy business move — especially considering the DK3 album has just hit #1 on the R&B charts. Ride that wave, Ms. Richard. You deserve it! Watch the official music video for Dawn Richard’s “Blow” below. Blackheart is slated for a January…
  • #CMJ2014: The Missing Piece Group Showcase Featuring The Collection and Matthew Fowler

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    On Friday, The Missing Piece Group hosted a CMJ showcase at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City where they highlighted some of their up-and-coming artists. Performers included a seven-piece band aptly titled The Collection, Orlando-based singer-songwriter Matthew Fowler, a three-piece band from South London called Happyness, and indie-rockers Colony House from Nashville, Tennessee. The Collection opened the showcase with a dynamic set filled with emotion and versatility. The band showed tremendous artistry as they frequently swapped instruments mid-songs ranging from your standard guitars…
  • Music Video: Gwen Stefani Premieres New Single and Video for “Baby Don’t Lie”

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    It’s been nearly 8 years since pop star and No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani graced us with a solo track but the wait is over. The singer just dropped the official music video for her new single, “Baby Don’t Lie,” which she co-wrote with producers Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, and Noel Zancella. For the video treatment Stefani teamed up with frequent collaborator Sophie Muller. Muller has directed seven No Doubt videos, including 1996’s “Don’t Speak,” two of the band’s concerts films, and now six Stefani music videos. Long-time No Doubt fans…
  • #NowPlaying: Matthew Fowler Debuts New Song “Rooftops” from Bring a Friend EP

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    Credit: Matthew Fowler Facebook   Singer-songwriter Matthew Fowler released “Rooftops,” another single that is slated to appear on his upcoming EP Bring a Friend. The EPfeatures tracks he wrote with friend and tour mate Reggie Williams. Recently, Fowler described the inspiration for “Rooftops” during an interview with The Bluegrass Situation. He said, “I wrote ‘Rooftops’ shortly after playing in Brooklyn for the first time on my tour last year. It was near the end and we were playing a rooftop show; the sun was setting on Manhattan and the view…
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    As The World Spins

  • In The Mix: DJ INT at Scratch Academy with DJ Jelly

    DJ Jelly
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    DJ Scratch Academy founded by Rob Principe and Legendary DJ Jam Master J in New York 2002 has finally branched in the Atlanta market. Now entering our fifth semester, Scratch Atlanta is successfully nurturing the next generation of elite DJs. I have been honored to teach DJ INT these past two semesters, a course that combines basic djing and the serato dj software application. I salute the students who have begun this journey and I look forward to the next semester beginning Nov 8th. For more information go to our site and find an academy near you! Check after the jump for a…
  • Royce Rizzy Feat. Sy Ari Da Kid “No Moe” (Video)

    DJ Hotsauce
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    The homie Royce Rizzy returns with a new visual to his latest effort “No Moe” featuring Sy Ari Da Kid. If you have been living under a rock and missed out on life the past couple of months then you should also check out Rizzy’s EP “Determination”, grad a free download here.
  • Scotty ATL – Spaghetti Junction (Mixtape)

    DJ Hotsauce
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:43 am
    Up and coming Atlanta artist Scotty ATL dropped off latest project titled “Spaghetti Junction” yesterday. I first really started following Scotty when the homie DJ Burn One put me on to him a couple of years ago. Burn One also executive produced this new project and contributed a couple of beats with his Five Points crew. Other production credits come from DJ Toomp, Childish Major, Sean C & LV and KE on the track. Stream and download the project below and check after the jump for full production and feature credits and keep following Scotty ATL here.
  • DJ Hotsauce PULS Radio Mix (October)

    DJ Hotsauce
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    Sorry for the delay in posting my latest radio mix for Puls which ran on Saturday, October 4th. I was back in Atlanta the past 2 weeks and just now got around to posting it up. Enjoy the mix below and check out all of the past episodes here. I will be live on air at again on November 1st.
  • Suck My Mix: Calm Before Comet

    DJ Jelly
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    I am still recovering from last weekend’s explosive festivities. Outkast’s return to Atlanta was better than Santa Clause and his reindeer on Christmas Eve! I found a spot and planted myself awaiting the titans forever known as the “ATLIENS.” It was well worth the wait. Here’s a recap: First, let’s rewind back to the beginning of that much anticipated morning which happened to be the grand finale of an explosive 3 day weekend. In true “G” form Andre and Antoine, 3000 and Big Boi, left their egos at the door and shared the stage with the who’s who of the…
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  • Artificial Intelligence in Dune

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:51 pm
    In Dune computers aren't inherently bad, humanity just chose to not live with them because they made us lazy and dependent on machines for survival. Collectively (I have read that in later novels this was defined as a rather vicious Jihad, but I'm sticking to the first book here) humanity decided that enough was enough. They took collective action to ban something that was ubiquitous, popular, and dangerous.
  • OpenFarm, Growstuff, and some Funding Thoughts

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
    When OpenFarm launched its Kickstarter campaign it ticked a lot of boxes that traditionally lead to successful campaigns1:It's an open source community driven project.It had a video.It had an active PR champion who reached out to news and media sources about the project.It set reasonable goals.It missed one box:Have a working prototype.People gave enough money to OpenFarm - pushing it past its goal by 300%.About a month later, and unbeknownst to me (and most of the other OpenFarm contributors and backers I suspect), Growstuff launched their own Indiegogo campaign. Growstuff is a project…
  • Victim Blaming with Personal Data

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:56 pm
    A movement grown up around IndieWeb and "free as in freedom" Open Source software is finally attracting design-thinking software activists. It's powered by people hoping to liberate folks from having to choose between the well-funded "give us all your data" mega corporations, and the not-so-well-funded classic bad-user experience/bad-UI open source software. But this movement is struggling with issues of discoverability. While the indie web is taking off and being discussed amongst developers and forward thinking activists, the average person doesn't even know (or care) that there is a…
  • What we have in Gamergate is a glimpse of how these skirmishes will unfold in the future--all the rhetorical weaponry and siegecraft of an...

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:49 am
    What we have in Gamergate is a glimpse of how these skirmishes will unfold in the future—all the rhetorical weaponry and siegecraft of an internet comment section brought to bear on our culture, not just at the fringes but at the center. What we’re seeing now is a rehearsal, where the mechanisms of a toxic and inhumane politics are being tested and improved. Tomorrow’s Lee Atwater will work through sock puppets on IRC. Tomorrow’s Sister Souljah will get shouted down with rape threats. Tomorrow’s Tipper Gore will make an inexplicably popular YouTube video.
  • Figuring Out Compensation for Open Source Projects

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    After OpenFarm ran a successful Kickstarter campaign1, we realized we could suddenly pay the people contributing to our project. Like any open source project, OpenFarm has core contributors and casual contributors. Unlike most open source projects, we’re a community that will rely heavily on contributors from outside of the programming tribe. OpenFarm aims to be community driven - not just a website - with people contributing who have never programmed a line of code. This is a challenge, and I love it. On the other hand, we’re interested in exploring what it means to be an open…
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  • Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste is Writing a Travelogue for Vogue

    Shane Barnes
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Suddenly, Ed Droste, the lead singer of Grizzly Bear, has become a travel writer. For today, the first part of an ongoing travelogue series was published on Vogue. Yes, Vogue. The not-rich musician has a way with a camera, and, hey, all of his experience writing words to sing seems to have paid off when it comes to writing words to be read. The first of his posts is all about driving north along the West Coast, from L.A. to Portland with his friend from overseas. The end goal of his trip is to get to New Hampshire for his brother’s wedding, and his writing and accompanying photos…
  • Watch Arca’s Luminescent Video for “Now You Know”

    Moze Halperin
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    It might sound a little boring when someone describes a music video as “luminescent” — because such a descriptor usually implies that the video’s content is mostly a lame abstract light show. And such is the case with Arca’s video for “Now You Know,” a track off his upcoming debut, Xen — that is, except for the “lame” part. Because it’s fucking beautiful. Arca again applies his steely electronics to a stark, tenebrious looking video directed by frequent collaborator Jesse Kanda. The video shows you what it’s like to experience…
  • The 5 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Belle and Sebastian, Drake

    Jillian Mapes
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Disco, Drake, pop-punk, and an eerie cover. Let’s get into this week’s best new songs. Shamir — “On the Regular” Vegas-bred disco-house singer Shamir quickly became one of my favorite new artists of 2014 following the release of his debut EP, Northtown, back in June on Brooklyn’s Godmode Records (I have blurbed him in this column multiple times). Now he’s topping this year’s rookie list, thanks to his first single on XL this week. “On the Regular” is a proper introduction to 19-year-old Shamir in more ways than one; thematically,…
  • Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks’ Release Horror Short / Music Video for “Catchy (Was Contagious)”

    Shane Barnes
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Avey Tare of Animal Collective loves horror movies. He loves them so much, he started a whole other band, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, which is committed to making music that evokes the spirit of classic horror films. He did this pretty successfully with Enter the Slasher House, and now he’s done it pretty literally with the new video for “Catchy (Was Contagious).” The eight-minute, black-and-white clip was directed by Abigail Portner and features real-life versions of some of horror’s most classic creatures (Wolf Man, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mummy — you…
  • Watch Perfume Genius Perform ‘Queen’ on ‘Letterman’

    Shane Barnes
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Perfume Genius, he of the leisure suits and painted nails and eerie-cum-aggressive-cum-transgressive music of this year’s Too Bright, made his network TV debut last night on Letterman. Is America ready for Mike Hadreas? I sure hope so, because he’s wearing his best suit, painted lips, and some kind of S&M neck harness. It’s pretty amazing to see Hadreas sway and gyrate as he sings “No family is safe/ When I sashay,” on national television. He even pulls a Mick Jagger pose. Watch, and see Letterman be happy about it at the end.
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    Mel's Internet Universe Music Blog

  • A Thousand Years - Their Technology

    Melvin AhChing
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    A Thousand Years - Their Technology - Click on their link to watch the music video. It's quite good. Category: Electronic.Listen on Soundcloud.
  • Mel's Weekly Top 20 - Week of July 20, 2014

    Melvin AhChing
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    First Aid Kit - My Silver LiningFirst Aid's "My Silver Lining" is #1 for a second week.First Aid Kit Holds @ #1;  Train Close BehindMel's Weekly To 20 - Week of July 20, 2014.This WeekTitleArtistLast Week1 My Silver Lining (2nd week @ #1!) First Aid Kit 12 Angel in Blue Jeans Train 33 Riptide Vance Joy 44 Night Like This LP 55 Love Runs Out OneRepublic 26 Fever The Black Keys 67 Try Colbie Caillat 98 Maps Maroon 5 149 A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay 810 Paris Magic Man 1011 Cool Kids Echosmith 2012 I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends) Neon Trees 1513 Happy (From "Despicable Me 2") Pharrell…
  • Mel's Weekly Top 20 - July 13, 2014

    Melvin AhChing
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    First Aid Kit and "My Silver Lining" acoustic version.First Aid Kit Captures the #1 SpotMel's Weekly Top 20 - July 13, 2014.This WeekTitleArtistLast Week1 My Silver Lining First Aid Kit 22 Love Runs Out OneRepublic 13 Angel in Blue Jeans Train 44 Riptide Vance Joy 55 Night Like This LP 96 Fever The Black Keys 37 Happy (From "Despicable Me 2") Pharrell Williams 68 A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay 109 Try Colbie Caillat 1110 Paris Magic Man 1211 Back To the Earth Jason Mraz 1512 Girls Chase Boys Ingrid Michaelson 713 Raging Fire Phillip Phillips 814 Maps Maroon 5 1915 I Love You (But I Hate Your…
  • Mel's Weekly Top 20 - June 29, 2014 and July 6, 2014.

    Melvin AhChing
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Catching up with Mel's Weekly Top 20....OneDirection Nudges Into the #1 SpotMel's Weekly Top 20Week of July 6, 2014.This WeekTitleArtistLast Week1 Love Runs Out OneRepublic 22 My Silver Lining First Aid Kit 33 Fever The Black Keys 14 Angel in Blue Jeans Train 105 Riptide Vance Joy 66 Happy (From "Despicable Me 2") Pharrell Williams 47 Girls Chase Boys Ingrid Michaelson 58 Raging Fire Phillip Phillips 79 Night Like This LP 1310 A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay 1111 Try Colbie Caillat 1612 Paris Magic Man 1413 Me and My Broken Heart Rixton 814 All Of Me John Legend 915 Back To the Earth Jason Mraz…
  • Mel's Weekly Top 20 - June 22, 2014.

    Melvin AhChing
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:41 am
    "Fever" Holds at #1 For a Second WeekThis WeekTitleArtistLast Week1Fever (2nd Week @ #1!)The Black Keys12Happy (From "Despicable Me 2")Pharrell Williams23Girls Chase BoysIngrid Michaelson44Love Runs OutOneRepublic85Raging FirePhillip Phillips36Me and My Broken HeartRixton77All Of MeJohn Legend58We Won't Go HomeThe Colourist69My Silver LiningFirst Aid Kit1910RiptideVance Joy1411A Sky Full of StarsColdplay1312Night Like ThisLP1513ParisMagic Man1714Mmm Yeah [feat. Pitbull]Austin Mahone915SaltBad Suns1016West CoastLana Del Rey1217Heaven KnowsThe Pretty Reckless2018Love Never Felt So…
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    Feed Me Indie - The Best New Music from Indie Rock Cafe

  • 50 Great Indie Halloween Songs – Beach House, Radiohead, The Kinks, Pavement, Beck, Cults, The Kills, The Black Keys (Indie Rock Cafe)
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Happy Hallowscream. Over the years, IRC has put together over 20 different Halloween playlists, featuring hundreds of Halloween, or Halloweenish, songs. Some songs were picked merely because the title is in some way, Halloweenish; you know, blood, ghosts, monsters, death, vampires, skeletons, darkness, and so on. You’ll also hear some tracks that don’t really *sound* [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Band of the Week – Baltimore’s Indie Pop DIY Band Joy Classic (Indie Rock Cafe)
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Baltimore DIY band Joy Classic pumps out catchy, feel good psych pop sounds layered with bright guitar hooks and twangs, reverb-soaked vocals, and punchy bass lines on standout songs like “Ya Know” and “Blossom.” We know when we’ve hit upon a talented, promising band when it’s difficult to pick just a couple of songs to [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – Evaline (Indie Rock Cafe)
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Evaline – UK and California With six members from California to the U.K.), indie rock band Evaline released their debut album in 2010, followed by their sophomore album, produced by Dan Austin (Doves, QOTSA, People in Planes). Since the release of their 2006 EP, Portrait of Skin, produced by The Used’s Quinn Allman, Evaline have [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – Ivy Dye (Indie Rock Cafe)
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Ivy Dye Drop Their Second EP Ivy Dye is a Chicago band formed in 2011 by Chris Adams, the head songwriter. His best friends, who happened to be the musicians he played with regularly, were going off to college, so he needed a new outlet. Thus, Ivy Dye was born. Blending elements of ’90s alternative [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – S. Walcott (Indie Rock Cafe)
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    S. Walcott – Rhode Island Five experienced, teenage musicians and friends in Providence, Rhode Island, decided to start up a band last year after hearing their friend sing at an open mic night. After that night, the five youngsters officially launched as S. Walcott. We’re not exactly sure what that name means or where it [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
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    The Curious Brain

  • Image of the day

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
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    31 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Escape from Delamontee on 8tracks Radio. balm for the soul
  • KEVIN SMITH: It costs nothing to encourage an artist

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    via zenpencils A big thanks to Christopher for bringing this to my attension

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    SHAKE PUPPIES by Carli Davidson from Carli Davidson on Vimeo. by Carli Davidson!A big thanks to Des for bringing this to my attention
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Rwanda’s Leading Murderer

    Jessamy Nichols
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 01:40 a.m. EST, 26 October 2014 KIGALI, Rwanda – Ever since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the international community has been slow to criticize Rwanda’s new government and slow to intervene in matters there. This hesitancy to get involved is rooted back to their fear of being to blame for […]
  • Islamic New Year 2014 | The Prophet and Kaaba

    Sarah Jakubowski
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:52 p.m. DST, 24 October 2014 This year, the new Islamic New Year fell on October 24. The date will mark the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Medina in year 622. He led his followers over 200 miles across barren desert to escape persecution. […]
  • Melkam Addis Amet 2014 | Happy Ethiopian New Year!

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

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

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

  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Headline Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas

    Sylvie Lesas
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    credit Ryan Bethke Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will headline next month’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. The Grammy Award winners will perform on Sunday, November 16 during the pre-race concert which begins at 3:00pm. The marathon and half-marathon start at 4:30pm, running on both sides of the Las Vegas Strip at night. All new in 2014, Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas returns the weekend of November 14-16 as the only running event to be illuminated by the neon lights on the Las…
  • Martin Garrix’s “Gold Skies” [Feat. Aleesia] (Remixes) Out Now

    Sylvie Lesas
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Martin Garrix’s  single “Gold Skies” [Feat. Aleesia] gets remixed by Tiësto, DubVision, and more on Gold Skies (Remixes)[Casablanca Records]—out now via iTunes and all digital retailers. Get the five-track collection at this link now! Each of these high-profile talents lent his own personal stamp and spin to the dance floor anthem, augmenting and expanding it in the process. It’s been a busy fall for the artist and producer. His debut EP, Gold Skies, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Top Dance Albums Chart. Recently, fans voted GARRIX #4 on the prestigious DJ MagTop 100…
  • Photographs of Yosemite by Carleton Watkins on View Beginning Nov. 3

    Sylvie Lesas
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Carleton E. Watkins, Upper Yosemite Fall, Yosemite, 1865–66. Albumen silver print. Lent by Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries Carleton Watkins : Yosemite exhibition, will be on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, starting November 3 and will run through February 1, 2015. The exhibition features  a suite of photographs made by Watkins during his first encounter with the sublime topography of Yosemite in 1861 as well as a larger group of studies from his later visits to the valley in 1865 and 1866 while working for the California State Geological…
  • Play Flight of the Ninja Online or on your devices

    Sylvie Lesas
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    Climb , Climb , escape deadly spikes. Be fast. Open your eyes. Test your speed skills avoiding obstacles. Flight of the Ninja  is cool and addictive. Don’t hesitate. For more games, check out
  • Play Mahjong Line Online or on your devices

    Sylvie Lesas
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    Play this mahjong puzzle game with a twist. The goal of the game is to match open pairs of identical symbols and remove them from the board Instructions Click/Touch and Drag to Match the Pairs!
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: Communions – So Long Sun

    Andrew Brandt
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Nighttime summer anthems are enjoyable because we know that, in the summer, the blistering sun will return as quickly as it set. As fall folds into winter, however, the sun seems to be gone more than its present; we appreciate its setting less and less. Don’t fret though: Danish quartet Communions has an anecdote for your sunless sickness with the epic “So Long Sun.” In wondrous, youthful fashion, the track jumbles WU LYF’s legendary heart and Youth Lagoon’s friendly intimacy. And though it’s a bit sloppy, “So Long Sun” is only the better for it. Never has a setting sun…
  • Single Serving: Indiana – Jack

    Matt Dillon
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I was first introduced to Lauren Henson, otherwise known as Indiana, back in early 2013 when she released her sinfully delicious single,”Bound” (which you can hear here). Her soft innocent vocals backed by a menacing beat, lured my ears closer and closer until a perfectly calculated electric guitar riff struck like a cobra on it’s prey. In her own words she had successfully “corrupted the innocent me” with one song. A few months later she followed that track up with the sexually pensive “Smoking Gun” and shortly after dominated her listeners with…
  • Single Serving: Dirt Dress – Twelve Pictures

    Andrew Brandt
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    “Twelve Pictures” — the latest single from LA trio Dirt Dress — is a steady march set on a solid foundation of constant drums, chant-along vocals and persistent, fuzzy guitars. But the best moments of “Twelve Pictures” occur when that dang saxophone butts in. And whether it’s the roughhousing it delivers after the first build, or its aid in making the second escalation so powerful, it’s the saxophone that sets “Twelve Pictures” apart; it’s the saxophone that makes the song the strange and exhilarating three minutes of music that it is. “Twelve Pictures” is the…
  • Single Serving: BRONCHO – Class Historian

    Andrew Brandt
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    In a sense, power pop is simple: its just melodies and riffs—that’s it. Being able to craft catchy, succinct rock tunes, however, is a heck of a lot harder than it seems. Which is why “Class Historian,” a single from Oklahoma band BRONCHO’s Just Enough Hip to Be Woman, is so impressive. “Class Historian” is arguably the punchiest song of the year, a perfectly measured dose of “doot-doot-doos” that crams more hooks into its frame than a high school locker room; it subsists off of power-pop’s meat and potatoes alone, and calls to mind the Cars and Phoenix. Yes, “Class…
  • Single Serving: Angel Olsen – May As Well

    Matthew Hickey
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    As we previously noted, Angel Olsen‘s excellent Burn Your Fire For No Witness is getting the deluxe treatment. The digital only deluxe edition includes 5 bonus tracks including the previously released “All Right Now” (which you can stream here). It also includes “May As Well” and “Endless Road” which will be familiar to anyone who scored a copy of the bonus 7″ that accompanied preorders of the record. If you missed that one, you can hear “May As Well” now. The deluxe edition officially drops on November 18th via iTunes.
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    Music Scene Investigation

  • MSI: Episode 180 – C. Bret Campbell

    MSI Lab Tech
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:34 pm
    This is episode 180 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was C. Bret Campbell, producer and owner of Small Barn Sound. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Designer Children by Fronz Arp 2. What You Need by Of Clocks and Clouds 3. Gone by Simple Chain
  • Song of the Week for 10-26-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:32 pm
    This is episode 180 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was C. Bret Campbell, producer and owner of Small Barn Sound.
  • MSI: Episode 179 – Nick Andrew

    MSI Lab Tech
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    This is episode 179 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Nick Andrew, guitarist, composer and author.
  • Song of the Week for 10-19-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    This is episode 179 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Nick Andrew, guitarist, composer and author. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Clockwork by Abandon Tradition 2. Fortune Teller by Counterpoint Culture 3. Boom Bangin’ by Yung Kali
  • MSI: Episode 178 – Suzy Chase

    MSI Lab Tech
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    This is episode 178 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Suzy Chase, Panelist of the Year for 2013 and #1 Soul music podcast.
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  • Cemetery Dance Publications Invites You To Visit Stephen King Revisited

    Larry Fire
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Cemetery Dance Publications invites readers everywhere to the launch of, a massive new project unlike anything the horror and suspense publisher has undertaken in their twenty-five years in publishing. Starting this Halloween, Cemetery Dance founder and publisher Richard Chizmar will begin re-reading ALL of Stephen King’s books in the order of publication, starting with Carrie, and posting his thoughts about the experience. “Like many longtime readers,” Chizmar explains in his first post on the site, “I can chart the course of my life by when…
  • Epic Halloween Kid’s Costumes

    Larry Fire
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Halloween is only 9 days away and you’re still struggling for a costume idea for your child. Here are some suggestions that might inspire you… Help me Obi Wan, you’re my only hope Just Beat It Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul And we are going to paint a happy little cloud here Smoking will stunt your growth How do I walk in this thing? I hope that’s Apple Juice Just Wrong Say my name. Heisenberg. You’re Goddamn Right Can You Hear The Lambs Clarice? Gym, tan, candy Napoleon, don’t be jealous that I’ve been chatting online with babes all…
  • Ray Villafane’s Intricately Carved Pumpkins

    Larry Fire
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    From his site: If you have yet to try and carve a pumpkin in a 3-D manner, you need to. Its fun and everybody enjoys a cool pumpkin. Unfortunately they begin to rot less than a week after carving so be sure to take plenty of pictures. You can experiment with ways of preserving them but I find nothing works better than a nice photo. Some chefs that I have carved for put lemon juice on the faces to help slow down the natural molding process that will occur. Picking out the right pumpkin is very important. You need a pumpkin with a thick wall. To get this kind you will have to choose one that is…
  • Criterion Designs Art Book To Be Released On November 25, 2014

    Larry Fire
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The most exciting names in design and illustration today apply their talents to some of the most important and influential films of all time. This 306 page hardcover volume gathers highlights from designs commissioned by the Criterion Collection, featuring covers, supplemental art, and never-before-seen sketches and concept art plus a gallery of every Criterion cover since the collection’s first laserdisc in 1984. From avant-garde experiments to big-budget blockbusters, cult favorites to the towering classics of world cinema, the depth and breadth of what film can be is on display in these…
  • Furniture Made From Apple Power Mac G5 Cases, Wood & Glass

    Larry Fire
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    In an effort to extend the useful life of the iconic aluminum-bodied Apple Power Mac G5 (2003-2006), designer Klaus Geiger has created BENCHMA[®]C, a line of furniture made out of Power Mac G5 cases. To convert the computers into furniture, Geiger first removes the internals. He then adds drawers to the cases, and pairs the Power Macs with wood planks and glass to form benches, tables and other furniture.
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    Go Metric

  • The Other Night at Quinn’s: Iron Dog

    Go Metric
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:39 pm
    By Mike Faloon | Photos by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh / Studio MBK There’s nothing quite like a quiet day at home, especially a beautiful, sweatshirt autumn day. Today is one of those. It’s also Rosh Hashanah, so there’s no school. I’m...
  • The Other Night at Quinn’s -- Peter Evans and Sam Pluta

    Go Metric
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    By Mike Faloon | Photos by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh / Studio MBK “If you put all the knobs on your amplifier on 10 you can get a much higher reaction to effort ratio…Just a tiny tap on the strings can rattle...
  • Barrakuda McMurder: A Cigarette Meet Date EP

    Go Metric
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    By Mark Hughson Remember on Futurama when Fry was excited to blast off into space, but they had already reached the moon before he could finish the countdown? That is what I felt like when acquiring this new EP from...
  • Razorcake Podcast #331

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

    Go Metric
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    By Mike Faloon | Photos forthcoming Despite my allegiance to shows at Quinn’s, I need some bait on the hook before I decide to go. Weeknight shows in Beacon involve a bit of juggling on the home front and I...
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  • Watch: Gwen Stefani, ‘Baby Don’t Lie’

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:38 am
    Gwen Stefani, No Doubt front-woman and current The Voice coach, has released the video for her single ‘Baby Don’t Lie.’ The post Watch: Gwen Stefani, ‘Baby Don’t Lie’ appeared first on
  • Listen: ODESZA, ‘Say My Name’ (RAC Mix)

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Check out the latest remix from RAC. He takes on a single from ODESZA, a duo consisting of Catacombkid and BeachesBeaches. The post Listen: ODESZA, ‘Say My Name’ (RAC Mix) appeared first on
  • Listen: AlunaGeorge, ‘Supernatural’

    11 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    The last track we word from Aluna Francis and George Reid was off their 2013 album Body Music. Check out the latest from track from AlunaGeorge above. The post Listen: AlunaGeorge, ‘Supernatural’ appeared first on
  • Listen: Blonde, ‘I Love You’

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

    4 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    UK’s Tanya Lacey sings over the deep house beats of Bondax. The post Watch: Bondax, ‘All I See’ appeared first on
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  • The Mavins – Looku Looku (Prod. Don Jazzy)

    Demola OG
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Don Jazzy and The Mavins return with a new, sweet and catchy single titled Looku Looku. These days, every tune from The Mavins camp has been connecting very well. Listen to the whole team, Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Di’Ja, Reekado Banks and Korede Bello all deliver on this Don Jazzy produced track. Looku Looku dem plenty for town DOWNLOAD The Mavins – Looku Looku The post The Mavins – Looku Looku (Prod. Don Jazzy) appeared first on notjustOk.
  • PREMIERE: Iyanya – Finito (prod. Maleek Berry)

    Ovie O
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    It’s Iyanya! Happy Birthday Superstar! Enjoy this birthday treat “Finito” from the talented hitmaker. “Iyanya Premiere’s New Single ‘Finito’ ’ Award winning Afrobeats star, Iyanya, aka Mr Oreo has a lot to celebrate right now. His escalating success saw him wrap up the final show of his hugely popular UK Tour last night in Portsmouth, just in time for the acclaimed artist to celebrate his birthday tomorrow in London’s elite club, Chamber 34. Not content with having already given his fans unforgettable performances across seven UK cities this month, Iyanya…
  • VIDEO Premiere: Davido ft. Dj Arafat – Naughty

    Ovie O
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    “The undisputed man of the year Davido has just released the video after previously dropping the hot joint Naughty featuring Ivory Coast’s very own DJ Arafat. Directed by Sesan, it is a fitting loud party theme with an army of sexy ladies bursting with energy to match the thumping rhythm of the audio, and Davido and DJ Arafat thrown right smack in the middle of it all.  Get ready for a viewing of the wild and uncontrollable scenarios throughout the video, as everyone is on a mission to stay Naughty!” *O.O* DOWNLOAD AUDIO/MP3 DOWNLOAD VIDEO Premiere: Davido ft. Dj Arafat –…
  • FatBoi ft. Skales – Dance Like That

    Ovie O
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    “Francis Kere (FatBoi) is here with his official debut single – ‘Dance Like That‘ featuring Baseline music act ‘Skales‘. FatBoi is a two time & current winner of the Henessy/Beat FM VS Class Rap Cypher! He actually won the title twice without puting out an official single.. Can You Beat That? After moths of anticipation from Fans & music pundits – FatBoi is here, unwrapping his first official studio work – He employs the services of his close pal ‘Skales‘ to deliver this hit.. Produced By Drey Beatz. Watch-out for FatBoi as…
  • Coke Studio Takes May D, Teckno, Selebobo, Others to CRUTECH

    Demola OG
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Lovers of good music and dance are in for a time of their lives as the Coke Studio Concert hits the campus community of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) on Friday, October 31st with performances from May D, Tekno, Selebobo amongst others. CRUTECH will mark the seventh campus visited by Coke Studio Concerts since it kicked off in September after touring the Lagos State Polytechnic, University of Benin, Abia State University, University of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University and the University of Port-Harcourt campuses with some of Nigeria’s biggest music artistes. The Brand…
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    Trending Stories of the Web

  • Symptoms of Ebola – You should be aware of this !

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Now that another care giver has been tested positive in Texas, its frightening to know that Ebola is only door steps away from a global epidemic. Here are the symptoms of Ebola that you should be aware of : Fever Greater than 38.6c or 101.5F Severe Headache Muscle Pain Weakness Diarrhea Vomiting Abdominal Pain Unexplained bleeding or brusing Symptoms may appear 2 – 21 days after exposure to the virus Average is 8 – 10 days Recovery from Ebola is only dependent on patient’s immune system and the immune response. Those who do recover, will have anti-ebola antibodies in their…
  • The Most Amazing Coin Trick By A Kid

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:40 am
    You have may have seen tons of coin tricks but non comes close to this kid. I have watched this video multiple times and it very hard to determine how they hell he does it or where he stores the coins. He is a true master in the making. According to members of the community, here is what they say regarding this trick – From the beginning, he has the coins in his right hand, he exposes his left hand, then makes the first switch. After the first trade-off into his left hand, he moves two stacked in sight, and drops one of those into his right hand while saying “let me show you a…
  • This guy knows how to Cosplay

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    This guy really knows how to wow people . He is ‘every’ Johnny Depp in just one cosplay. Public Reaction: I hope he’s walking around quoting all the movies intermittently. “Why is all the rum gone? I thought this was shish-ka-bob.”
  • The amazing Dan Bilzerian converts to Islam

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    To say Dan Bilzerian is larger than life is an under statement. As an actor and a poker player, Dan Bilzerian has brought tears to millions of men around the world by show of his wealth, lifestyle, money and hot women. Dan is a military veteran, professional poker player , cofounder of Victory Poker and owner of every amazing car in the world. When Dan is at home, beautiful women cook his food, clean his house and serve as dumb bells during his work out sessions. But all of that is changing. Dan Bilzerian is converting to Islam. According to our sources, Dan recently had an afternoon nap in…
  • This guy’s grandma gets it !

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Meet Jeff – a loner from the state of California. He bought his grandma an ipad a few months ago and introduced her to Reddit. Today was his birthday and this is what his grandma got him .. Public Reaction: I want to smoke with your grandma. Probably rolls her joints with quilted papers and packs bowls with utmost care. I bet she has some old slang I’ve never heard, when the bowl was done she’d say something like “the streetlamp’s out.” Then we’d eat some home cooked meals and listen to the oldies. Can someone face swap him with the cat?  
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    Grown Folks Music

  • New Music: Lorine Chia dedicates song to Stacy and Tripp Halstead #forRMHC -“Lift Me Up”

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Music with a message of hope and inspiration from Cameroonian born Los Angeles based soul/alternative vocalist & rapper Lorine Chia who was recruited by Ronald McDonald House Charities for a song dedicated to Atlanta based Stacy and Bill Halstead whose two year old son Tripp eventually recovered after a life threatening brain injury during Hurricane Sandy when a 100-pound branch from a tree fell on his head at daycare. After almost six months in the hospital Tripp returned home to his parents in April 2013. Lorine Chia’s song, “Lift Me Up,” is in dedication to the Halstead family…
  • What Grown Folks Do – (Finale)

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    This has been an enlightening personal journey over this past month to explore many facets of what term “Grown” actually means and how it applies to the music we know and love. I want to personally thank everyone here at GFM HQ for allowing me the freedom to explore this topic and I want everyone to be on the lookout for a follow-up where I tie all of the “What Grown Folks Do” posts together in a comprehensive way. – Laters
  • New Music: Siji: “This Must Be Love”

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    31 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Check out the video for smooth and soulful song “This Must Be Love” by Siji. About the song Siji says, “The hopeless romantic that I am rarely ever wears my heart on my sleeve, yet I count myself blessed and fortunate enough to have tasted and basked in the warmth of one of the most powerful of all human emotions, LOVE. For time and again I have been floored, crowned, emancipated and empowered by its might and majesty. Thus, I feel compelled to boldly sing, “This Must Be Love”, for it has truly found a way into my heart.” “This Must Be Love” is…
  • #Now Playing: Ledisi: “Like This”

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    30 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Watch Ledisi get down “Like This”. “Like This” is from Ledisi’s current album The Truth.
  • DJ Polished Solid: AFROPUNK FESTIVAL 2014 Mix (No Turn Unstoned #250)

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    29 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Another great one from friend to GFM DJ Polished Solid… did I mention that she always, always brings the goodness? Well, she does and is always willing to share these audio treats with the fam! Press play and pass it on along. Description: This year was the 10th anniversary of the Afropunk festival,, and it was one of the best festivals ever (and I have been to a lot over my lifetime). So, we’re doing a special mix for the artists who performed this year. Some being my favorites of all time, most notably, Fishbone, Alice Smith, and Bad Brains.
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  • Rhondapolis NYE 2015 Returning To The Standard

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Rhonda is known for throwing some monster parties here in L.A. and last year’s Rhondapolis was one of her biggest. It looks like the celebration that features 13 floors and 4 stages of pur debauchery will be back for antoehr countdown. The actual lineup hasn’t been announced just yet, but we’re sure that it’s not going to dissappoint. Rhondapolis will be back on Wednesday, December 31st at The Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The other perk about this event is that you’ll also be able to get a room and party in the same place. Which means no need for a…
  • Contest: Queens of the Stone Age @ The Forum

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    Queens of the Stone Age have a huge bash planned out this week over at The Forum. Not only will they be headlining the night, but they’re bringing The Kills, JD McPherson and Nick Oliveri’s Uncontrollable to get things going that night. There are also a ton of other activities going on around the grounds on Friday, October 31st. It’s a stacked lineup that is worth the ticket price. You can still purchase tickets through Ticketmaster and they range between $29.50 - $69.50 plus additional service fees. But we’re going to send a select few to the show and see Queens of…
  • Duke Dumont & The Magician Coming To Exchange

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    If you spent as much time as we did inside of the Yuma stage at Coachella this year, then you’re going to want to know about this club night. Duke Dumont and The Magician were two acts that packed this tiny tent and will both be back to takes the decks this weekend. Rest up and catch them at Exchange on Saturday, November 1st as they take the party into the early morning hours. Also on the bill are local acts Bones and Corey Sizemore to warm the night up. This is also a better choice for those of you not wanting to head out to Pomona for HARD this weekend. Tickets to see Duke Dumont…
  • Thee Oh Sees To Play Free In-Store Show

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Thee Oh Sees are back for another local show, but for their next gig they’ll be taking over a small record store. Permanent Records (5116 York Blvd 90042) will host the band for a evening show on Tuesday, November 4th at 9pm. If you haven’t stopped by this shop yet, just know that it is a small storefront with a very limited ammount of room. So expect to get up close and loud with Thee oh Sees for this one. Like we said, this is a completely free show to attend and space is scarce. Early arrival is suggested if you want to get yourself a spot inside Permanent Records. Hopefully…
  • JMSN To Headline The Echo

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    JMSN is preparing to release his sophmore album “JMSN (Blue Album)” this December and has announced a local show where he can perform some of these new songs. He’ll be performing on at The Echo on Tuesday, December 9th where he’ll be joined by Olivver (former member of The Neighbourhood) and Spelles to open up the show. If JMSN is still an unfamiliar name, you’ve most likely heard some of his work that he did with kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Kaytranada. Take a listen to one of his latest tracks “Street Sweeper” below. Tickets to see JMSN perform at…
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    Music Consultant

  • Growing Your Fan Base through Audience Feedback

    Rick Goetz
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Alex Jae Mitchell is the Co-Founder and CEO of Audiokite Research. At Audiokite, Alex provides musicians with affordable, actionable market research on their songs, allowing them to make educated decisions regarding which singles to promote, which mixes to use, and more. Alex got his start as a musician specializing in the electric violin. His videos, in which he used a loop machine to create elaborate solo arrangements of original songs, racked up well over half a million views in the early days of YouTube in 2007. In addition to Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, he has performed at…
  • Big Data and the Music Industry, Iggy Pop Lecture and Pandora AMP News, October 26, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Music industry leaders and artists talked about how access to quantitative data is changing the business. Also, Iggy Pop gave his first lecture about the new music business. And Pandora launched a new audience metrics service for artists and managers.     How is Big Data Really Helping Musicians? A group of artists and music entrepreneurs are using newly-available quantitative data about their fan bases and the marketplace in order to book tours, release albums and interact personally with their audiences. Several members – the Grammy-winning band Hanson, Spotify’s Sachin Doshi…
  • Advertising Your Music

    Rick Goetz
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    The following is a guest post by Pedram Nikfarjam. Pedram is Lead Online Executive at DASH TWO, Inc., a media-buying agency based in Los Angeles, CA. He studied business and got his bachelors in science at the University of California, Riverside and joined the DASH TWO team in August, 2012. After graduating, he opened his own business which he still continues to manage on the side while making sure DASH TWO’s online campaigns run smoothly and that advertising campaign objectives are met.   Below, Pedram describes what aspiring artists can do in order to advertise their music online…
  • Welcome to the New Music Consultant Site!

    Rick Goetz
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am is now Music Consultant, a boutique music marketing firm consisting of Rick Goetz, Marty Maidenberg and Julia Rogers. We hope you’ll enjoy our revamped website and the host of brand-new services we are now offering artists to empower them to develop enduring artist careers.   Don’t worry: All the quality articles about building a long-lasting career in music are still here on our site blog. And in the coming days and weeks, we’ll start putting up fresh interviews with a host of music industry executives, musicians, artists and others as well as articles to help…
  • SoundCloud Music Licensing, Music Tax Credits and U2 Free Album News, October 12, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    SoundCloud failed to strike a licensing deal with major record labels. Also, the music industry announced it is seeking tax breaks for music creators in New York. And U2’s free album giveaway on iTunes was a major marketing win, despite initial user complaints.   SoundCloud’s Negotiations with Major Labels Failing Popular audio streaming service SoundCloud hit a snag while trying to license music from major labels last week, as its negotiations with Universal, Sony and Warner broke down. According to the Financial Times, the three major record companies are waiting for SoundCloud to…
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    ClickitTicket Blog

  • Neil Diamond Returns To Alma Mater And The High Schools Of Other Famous Musicians

    My name
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Neil Diamond Returns To Alma Mater And The High Schools Of Other Famous Musicians Neil Diamond kicks off his 2015 North American tour on Feb. 27 in Allentown, Pennsylvania at the PPL Center.  During his 30-plus trek of the states and provinces, Diamond will perform at such venerated arenas as the Wells Fargo Center, TD Garden, Air Canada Centre, United Center, and the Hollywood Bowl. Those are some serious concert venues.  Yet, the most serious stage Diamond has graced as of late doesn’t don a corporate name or is operated by Live Nation.  In early October, Diamond…
  • Is Peyton Manning The Babe Ruth Of Football

    My name
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Is Peyton Manning The Babe Ruth Of Football? On Oct. 19, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning broke the record for the most career touchdown passes by throwing number 509.  His finished the game with 510 career touchdown passes.  That’s two more than previous record holder Brett Favre.  It’s perhaps the most hallowed record in all of professional football. What was lost that evening among the celebration, which included his teammates playing keep-a-way with the record setting ball, and is still overlooked, is the feasibility that Manning can throw 600 career…
  • Fleetwood Mac And Other Aging Rock Bands

    My name
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Fleetwood Mac And Other Aging Rock Bands On Oct. 18, at the end of a Fleetwood Mac concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Mick Fleetwood proclaimed “The Mac Is Back.” Despite the fact that Fleetwood Mac toured in 2013, Mick is one-hundred percent correct.  The band has been restored to its classic lineup thanks to the return of Christine McVie (nee Perfect).  McVie left the group in 1998 partly due to an intense fear of flying.  That’s not the phobia to have if you’re a member of a band that performs all over the world.  She has since overcome…
  • The Who And Their 50th Anniversary Timeline

    My name
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The Who And Their 50th Anniversary Timeline It’s little sad.  Roger Daltrey calls The Who’s upcoming North American tour “the beginning of the long goodbye.”  Okay, maybe it’s not that sad.  The Who have had a pretty good run, and they’re definitely well beyond their prime.  Still, it pulls at the heart strings when one of the all-time greats hangs them up (or at least threatens to). The Who are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a lengthy trip around the New World.  The first leg begins April 15 in Tampa, Florida and ends May…
  • Melissa Etheridge Banned From Book Store For Being Too Sexy

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    12 Oct 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Melissa Etheridge Banned From Book Store For Being Too Sexy During her upcoming tour, you’ll be able to hear any song Melissa Etheridge wishes to play.  The singer-songwriter kicks off a 25-date trek of the U.S. on Nov. 2.  It ends Dec. 12.  Look for Etheridge to perform all over the country including venues in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Houston, and Los Angeles. When the curtain goes up, you can rest easy that the “Man” won’t be there to unplug her amp or silence her microphone.  You can’t say the same thing when you’re…
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    Saxophone - Sax Station

  • How to Play the Linus and Lucy Theme (Peanuts/Snoopy) by Vince Guaraldi on Saxophone

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    A cool melody that many people will recognize! You can play the top line on sax as shown in this video. Piano would play a harmony as well for this melody. Only three notes, so get the notes, then focus on the rhythm. I had been learning to draw Snoopy as well, so I threw some of my sketches into the video. Those were done tracing, copying, and by memory. Spent a bit of time on it. Related Posts:Saxophone Scales – “I need someone to explain meKT Saxophone Before/AfterHow to Play Skyfall Chorus by Adele on Tenor Saxophone (altoProtected: Austin’s ButterflyHow to Play Zelda…
  • Saxophone Experiment: Blue Note in a Melody

    12 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    New sax video lesson showing what difference a single blue note can make in a melody. The melody, which is likely familiar, is played without the blue note and then with it added in. Understanding blue notes is important for musicians! If you’re interested in more, follow this link What are your questions about bluesing out on saxophone? (grooving/playing in the pocket) Related Posts:How to Figure Out Happy Birthday on Tenor SaxophoneHow to Figure Out Happy Birthday on Alto SaxophoneSaxophone Notes & Diagrams QuestionHow to Play Zelda Theme by Kōji Kondō on Saxophone,…
  • Embouchure & Front Teeth While Playing Saxophone Question

    12 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Question: Hello, I’m a beginner in saxophone and have a very specific question about the involvement of front teeth while playing the saxophone. After around a month of practicing I had an unfortunate accident and 2 of my front teeth (one central and one lateral incisor) are broken. I didn’t get implants but did root canal treatment, which means the nerves are taken already, but the vibration of the sax when I want to practice still makes them hurt. There is no medical solution to this, and I’d like to ask a more functional question: Should I go ahead and try different…
  • How to Play Europa (first phrase) on Saxophone. By Santana, famous version by Gato Barbieri

    24 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Try learning this phrase of the melody by ear, first note is given. You can learn one key or both keys. Santana version: Alto: E A B C B A G F Tenor: A D E F E D C Bb   Gato Barbieri version: Alto: B E F# G E D C Tenor: E A B C A G F Related Posts:Gato Barbieri Last Tango in ParisHow to Play Zelda Theme by Kōji Kondō on Saxophone, first…How to Play Fly Me to the Moon on Sax by Bart Howard (first…How to Play Saxophone – First Phrase of Nature Boy by…How to Play Chameleon by Herbie Hancock on Sax (first…
  • “How do you get a loud sound (on saxophone) without losing a good tone?”

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

  • Review: Filthy Fox Festival Survival Kit

    8 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    Review by Hester Smale The Filthy Fox Festival Survival Kit is a pretty cool box of things to keep warm, keep clean and wee in! Yep, you read that right. It’s a small package but delivers everything needed to make a 3-day festival seem a bit less grimy! I took it to Beautiful Days with my husband and three month old baby, so sadly the condoms were not so useful, but waking up and using the waterless body wash made me feel human. You just slap it on, lather it up then towel it off, leaving you much refreshed. The toilets at this festival were not as vile as others, but still not the most…
  • Spotlight On… Southern

    8 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Every now and again you come across a band that is worth taking note of, worth spending some time listening to, and worth keeping track of. Southern are that band for me at the moment. They’re sultry, gritty and a little bit dirty. The Belfast-born, Liverpool-based brother and sister band Thom and Lucy, are crossing genres and finding a place in the current music scene. Southern have unveiled the stunning video for their new single ‘Where I Want To Be’, which is released on the 18th August. This new single is fronted by the Thom sung ‘Where I Want To Be’, a track that…
  • Chrissie Hynde Releases New Song with Neil Young

    5 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    On 15th September we will see a new release from legendary Chrissie Hynde called ‘Down The Wrong Way‘. It also features another legend in the form of Neil Young on guitar! Not too bad, ey? Chrissie said, “I know Neil, I’ve toured with him and he’s always been so sweet and friendly to me. But when you’re talking about one of the Gods, it doesn’t seem like something you’d do to just pick up the phone and call someone like that. But then I thought, I should do, because he’s a friend of mine. Neil came down, plugged in and played the song and everyone’s mind was…
  • Album Review: Ske-Dat-De-Dat… The Spirit of Satch by Dr. John

    Tom Caswell
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    Review by: Tom Caswell Photo: Bruce Weber I haven’t heard an album packed full of so much groove and style in a while, this is something special. I’m not the biggest listener of Dr. John but ‘Ske-Dat-De-Dat… The Spirit of Satch‘ got me hooked from the very start. Dedicated to one of Dr. John’s main influences, Louis Armstrong, ‘Ske-Dat-De-Dat‘ is nothing but a joy to listen to from the second it starts to the second it ends. The opening track, ‘What A Wonderful World‘, is obviously one of Louis Armstrong’s signature tracks and it’s often…
  • Shura Releases ‘Just Once’ New Follow Up Single to Hit Debut

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    We first became aware of singer, producer and video editor Shura back in April, when her debut track ‘Touch‘ was a great success with a positive Internet reaction and over 1 million plays. Radio 1 and 6Music played ‘Touch‘ a fair few times without the need of a radio plugger, and she’s presently unsigned. Just goes to show the power a good song matched with an interesting video has. Her new song ‘Just Once‘, is just as good and sticks to her smooth electro style. Info on a video to accompany it is still to come, so I wonder what style it will be in…
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    Eleven Magazine

  • Concert Review: Ty Segall at Thalia Hall in Chicago, September 23  

    Hugh Scott
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    By Bob McMahon Photos by Lee Klawans Ty Segall has diversified his sound in recent years. The ever-prolific musician, normally known for fist-pumping garage rock, pulled a Sea Change with last year’s haunting, mostly acoustic Sleeper, and this year’s 17-track behemoth Manipulator found him adding flourishes like strings to an attack that increasingly draws from different permutations of 20th-century guitar-based music. But you’d be forgiven for not noticing this at Tuesday’s Thalia Hall concert. Segall wisely picked a set heavy on his most balls-out rock songs and emphasized the most…

    Hugh Scott
    4 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Desert Noises w/Modern Kin The DUCK ROOM  September 28th, 2014 Utah-based rock group Desert Noises don’t do things the hard way. They take their time getting into town, setting up their gear, opening up a main riff. They enjoy themselves. There’s no rush about them or sense of impending doom, no fear of rejection. They’ve been playing together since their teens and they’re very comfortable on stage and off, both with each other and their fans.  And they’re young as hell. Probably not so young as other indie bands that burned bright quickly only to fade away (The RedWalls come to…
  • Pokey LaFarge brings the Central Time Tour home

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

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

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

    David Kunian
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    Posted by David Kunian on There are many bands that integrate humor with their songs, but few who do it so well or without detracting from the music as the late, lamented Asylum Street Spankers. This, their final recording (allegedly), is taken from their final gig (allegedly). It emphasizes their strong points: the way they play together on acoustic instruments, their humorous and snide attitude toward their audience, their subject matter, and themselves, and singer Christine Marrs’ powerful voice. Their command of both the spirit and music of the Americana-esque tunes (for…
  • Adam Schroeder, Let’s (Capri Records)

    Thomas Jacobsen
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    Posted by Thomas Jacobsen on As a longtime admirer of Harry Carney, Gerry Mulligan and Serge Chaloff, I welcomed this opportunity to hear another talented baritone-saxophone artist. Adam Schroeder, a native of the Midwest and now based in Los Angeles, is one of the rising stars on this mighty anchor of the saxophone family. Schroeder is joined here by an all-star rhythm section. Young guitarist Anthony Wilson is a first-rate player who solos on each of the album’s 11 tracks. The stellar bass-drum combination consists of the great John Clayton on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums,…
  • Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, Juice (Indirecto Records)

    David Kunian
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:22 am
    Posted by David Kunian on Medeski, Martin and Wood have a good thing going with 20-plus years of being both a groovy and avant-garde organ trio. Adding John Scofield to their tight chemistry could have been disastrous, but Scofield knows his way around soul and funk, and his presence has broadened their sound. This is their third collaboration, every bit as good as the previous two. Medeski is still a master at getting different sounds out of his keyboards and still keeping it in the groove. Scofield squeezes out notes from his guitar and makes lyrical, logical solos while still…
  • H.G. Breland, No Rhyme or Reason (Independent)

    Robert Fontenot
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:21 am
    Posted by Robert Fontenot on H.G. Breland is one of those seasoned music-business vets you’ve never heard of, a roots-rocker from the Mississippi Delta who made the scene on both coasts in the very unfolky ’70s without ever breaking out. But it’s just seasoned him to perfection—not only does he possess a big, booming baritone that variously evokes The Man in Black, Hootie, and mostly an even sturdier version of Kingston Trio vet John Stewart, but the sound and sweep of his rock is almost Springsteenian in its big brush strokes. (Guests John Fohl and Irene Sage help in…
  • Luther Dickinson, Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues (New West Records)

    David Kunian
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Posted by David Kunian on Guitarist and singer Luther Dickinson’s new solo record has a retrospective aura to it. Both musically and lyrically, Dickinson is looking back at his past exploits and reflecting upon them. The sound of the record is simple and a little raw. It’s all acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums, and some fife. It is more in the vein of his South Memphis String Band or Sons of Mudboy (dedication to his father, Jim Dickinson) rather than the heavy, loud sound of the North Mississippi All Stars. There are many of his influences: blues, folk, fife and drum,…
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  • Single Review: “Wrapped Up” by Olly Murs

    Asif Mumtaz
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Music video for “Wrapped Up” by Olly Murs was launched recently. The video has been appreciated by fans and critics alike, mainly due to the fact that Olly Murs looks stunning in a suit and a pair of white sneakers. “Wrapped Up” is the lead single from Olly’s fourth studio album, which will be releasing […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Wrapped Up” by Olly Murs
  • Video Review: “Living Without You” by Tulisa is exciting as well as enticing

    David Watt
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Tulisa has released video for “Living Without You”. This new video was dropped online on October 29 and has caught our attention immediately thanks to Tulisa’s enticing lips – she has probably used too much collagen. Although “Living Without You” is somewhat bizarre, it is still an exciting video. The track is the first single […] Read the full post at - Video Review: “Living Without You” by Tulisa is exciting as well as enticing
  • BBC Announces New Annual Music Awards

    David Watt
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    BBC has announced new annual music awards and has released an early list of performers. The awards will be held on 11 December, 2014. The star-studded BBC music awards will be hosted by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans. The award show will broadcast live from London Earl’s Court. You can watch live on BBC One. […] Read the full post at - BBC Announces New Annual Music Awards
  • How Punk Changed The World

    Luke Glassford
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:22 am
    How Punk changed the world Punk. It exploded onto the UK and America and changed our post-war era irreparably, and although it is a tough challenge to pin down the who, where, when and why of what started punk, none of it really matters. What makes the movement starkly unique is its changing and culturally […] Read the full post at - How Punk Changed The World
  • “Together” by Calvin Harris Ft. Gwen Stefani Has Leaked Before Official Album Release

    David Watt
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Calvin Harris is excited for fourth studio album “Motion” that will be released in a few days in the UK and US. However, ‘leakers’ have already leaked this album and there is plenty for us to get excited about it. The album includes a song that we haven’t heard in full so far. This track […] Read the full post at - “Together” by Calvin Harris Ft. Gwen Stefani Has Leaked Before Official Album Release
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  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Tee Shirt

    Kelvin Cook
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    Stevie Ray Vaughan - T-shirts - Band* Officially Licensed Music T-shirt * Brand New Never Been Worn Merchandise * 100% Cotton Short Sleeve T-Shirt * High Quality Manufactured Apparel T-shirt Waist Up Photo Of Stevie Ray Vaughan Holding Guitar With Red Stacked Logo Why Pay Those Ridiculous Concert T-Shirt Prices, When You Can Buy From Us? We Have The Largest Selection Of Shirts Anywhere Around! Most Of Our T-Shirts Are 100% Cotton, Preshrunk And Machine Washable.Rockabilia Tees and stuff @
  • Leonard Cohen - Did I Ever Love You (Lyric Video)

    Ron Moorby
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
  • Duke Ellington Tee Shirt

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

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

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

  • The Wonder Years & the Intricacy of Music Clearance

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    The Wonder Years is perhaps the best recent example of how the intricacy of the music clearance process affects media distribution. Kudos to the folks at Time Life for making the investment (of time and money) to do the DVD release of the classic series the right way– with the music that helped make the series a hit. Here’s an excerpt from an article about the DVD release of the series from the Wall Street Journal, and you can click the link below to see the full story. Home-video distributor Time Life spent two years preparing the show’s DVD release. The company’s deal with…
  • HyperLOCAL℠: A Small Step for Music. A Giant Leap for News Promotion

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Regarding local news it has been said, “The same things happen every day, just to different people.” Case in point – a glance at six local TV station news reports today includes these storylines: Good Samaritan, Plane Crash, Flu Epidemic on Rise, Home Invasion, Road Construction and Political Debate gets Heated. These storylines could be interchangeable on any given day from market to market. While news promotion has always been the main metric that a local station can tout, new technologies allowing viewers to watch what they want when they want on their mobile devices have introduced…
  • Happy Days Are Here Again: Songs of the FDR Years

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    An Elections-Themed Song Stuff by Cary Ginell The recent broadcast of Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts” PBS series has brought new attention to the lives and presidencies of cousins Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt. One of the aspects of FDR’s unprecedented four national elections was the role music played in his campaigns. The years of FDR’s presidency were the high water mark of political campaign songs. Each of the four campaigns: 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944, had a distinctive flavor, featuring songs meant to inspire votes in favor of or against FDR. Over 400 songs dealing with…
  • Epic. Dark. Modern. Heavy: Mitch Marlow Produces Two New Releases for Megatrax with A Serious Rock Pedigree

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Mitch Marlow might be known for his time with Filter or He Is Legend, but with the release of two new Megatrax releases, (MX298) Top Charts 4: Epic Dark Rock and (MX299) Top Charts 5: Modern Heavy Rock, he joins the ranks of our pedigreed producers. Writing, mixing and engineering most of the cues on these albums, Mitch (along with Megatrax CCO & Executive Producer of these albums, JC Dwyer) took the lead with an incredibly talented group of artists from Fuel, Filter, Smile Empty Soul, Bleeding Through, Orgy, Domenica, Godhead and more. Says Mitch, “We wanted it to sound like a legit…
  • Song Bites 8: Radio-Ready Urban Sounds Ready to Rock You NOW

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Producer Christian Salyer knows what’s hot, and his latest entry in the Song Bites series for the Beat Bites catalog is so good, you won’t believe this isn’t a playlist of chart-topping radio hits. We caught up with Christian to learn more about this release, featuring soulful R&B, hip-hop, pop, and dance songs, and more. Megatrax Blog: What characteristics define the Song Bites series, versus Sugar-Free Beats or Movie Munchies? Christian Salyer: Song Bites series features full Songs with Vocals based on what’s hot in modern radio and urban-based culture. The songs are written to…
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  • Feature Friday #40: Lloyd – You (Feat Lil Wayne)

    Danny M
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    This week’s “Feature Friday” post is Lloyd‘s “You” single featuring Lil Wayne. The Big Reese and Jasper Cameron co-produced song appears on Lloyd‘s Street Love album that was released back in 2007. “You know I love you like cooked food; You know you fucking with a good dude; You know you give good brain like you graduated from a good school; You know I’m a good move, you should do” You can watch the music video for “You” after the jump below, which also includes an appearance from D. Woods. In other news, if any of you…
  • T-Pain Says The T-Wayne Album Is Still In Talks To Be Released, Has A Song With Lil Wayne Dropping Soon

    Danny M
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    T-Pain recently sat down with Marc Lamont Hill from The Huffington Post to promote his upcoming greatest hits album, T-Pain Presents Happy Hour: The Greatest Hits, dropping on November 4th. At the 21:10 mark of the interview, Pain mentions that his collaboration album with Lil Wayne called T-Wayne is still in talks to be released and that Weezy had sent him a song over the weekend that is “pretty nice”, which he will be dropping “soon”. Also during the conversation, which you can watch in the video below, T-Pain joked that Tunechi has probably dropped 3 new mixtapes…
  • Lil Wayne Reveals The Features For His “Tha Carter V” Album

    Danny M
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    If you watched Lil Wayne‘s public service announcement last night, you would of seen that Wayne showed off a tentative tracklisting for his upcoming Tha Carter V album, which we know now will be released in two parts with the first part dropping on December 9th. From looking at the tracklist, you can see that Drake, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Young Thug, Reginae Carter, Mikky Ekko, B.o.B, Flow, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Christina Milian, Young Jeezy, and Gudda Gudda will all be featured on C5. Weezy did mention on the PSA that there will be more songs…
  • Lil Wayne Explains Why He Pushed Back His “Tha Carter V” Album & Releases New Single “Gotti” Featuring The Lox

    Danny M
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Lil Wayne has released a video explaining to his fans why his Tha Carter V album is not available in stores today. In the clip, Tunechi says that he has been working too hard on Tha Carter V and that he will be releasing parts of C5 on different dates. The first part of the album will drop on December 9th. The great news is that Wayne also premiered a brand new single off the first part of Tha Carter V called “Gotti” featuring The Lox (Styles P and Jadakiss). You can watch Weezy F Baby‘s public service announcement and listen to the new single that was produced by A. Jayones…
  • Future – After That (Feat Lil Wayne)

    Danny M
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Future just dropped his latest mixtape titled Monster and on the project was a song featuring a verse from Lil Wayne. The track, which is called “After That“, includes co-production from TM 88 and Southside. You can stream/download “After That” below. Click here to download the full Monster mixtape from Future! Download: Future – After That (Feat Lil Wayne)
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  • Single Review: “Wrapped Up” by Olly Murs

    Asif Mumtaz
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Music video for “Wrapped Up” by Olly Murs was launched recently. The video has been appreciated by fans and critics alike, mainly due to the fact that Olly Murs looks stunning in a suit and a pair of white sneakers. “Wrapped Up” is the lead single from Olly’s fourth studio album, which will be releasing […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Wrapped Up” by Olly Murs
  • Video Review: “Living Without You” by Tulisa is exciting as well as enticing

    David Watt
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Tulisa has released video for “Living Without You”. This new video was dropped online on October 29 and has caught our attention immediately thanks to Tulisa’s enticing lips – she has probably used too much collagen. Although “Living Without You” is somewhat bizarre, it is still an exciting video. The track is the first single […] Read the full post at - Video Review: “Living Without You” by Tulisa is exciting as well as enticing
  • BBC Announces New Annual Music Awards

    David Watt
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    BBC has announced new annual music awards and has released an early list of performers. The awards will be held on 11 December, 2014. The star-studded BBC music awards will be hosted by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans. The award show will broadcast live from London Earl’s Court. You can watch live on BBC One. […] Read the full post at - BBC Announces New Annual Music Awards
  • How Punk Changed The World

    Luke Glassford
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:22 am
    How Punk changed the world Punk. It exploded onto the UK and America and changed our post-war era irreparably, and although it is a tough challenge to pin down the who, where, when and why of what started punk, none of it really matters. What makes the movement starkly unique is its changing and culturally […] Read the full post at - How Punk Changed The World
  • “Together” by Calvin Harris Ft. Gwen Stefani Has Leaked Before Official Album Release

    David Watt
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Calvin Harris is excited for fourth studio album “Motion” that will be released in a few days in the UK and US. However, ‘leakers’ have already leaked this album and there is plenty for us to get excited about it. The album includes a song that we haven’t heard in full so far. This track […] Read the full post at - “Together” by Calvin Harris Ft. Gwen Stefani Has Leaked Before Official Album Release
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  • 9 Steps To Setting Up Your Music Career Like A Business

    David Andrew Wiebe
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    photo: I have been running a music marketing blog and podcast for roughly five years, but over a year ago in September 2014, I started moving away from general music marketing and into a niche called music entrepreneurship. Though it is becoming a more recognized topic in the education system, it is still relatively new […] The post 9 Steps To Setting Up Your Music Career Like A Business appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • 9 Effective Networking Tips For Composers

    Corey Koehler
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    photo: The very thought of stepping outside the comfort of your studio can be daunting for a lot of musicians. We spend so much time tweaking snare drums, and gawping at expensive gear that we can’t afford, that it becomes too easy to forget that there’s a whole world outside filled with people that may […] The post 9 Effective Networking Tips For Composers appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • U2, iTunes and Christian Hair Metal Frontman Michael Sweet

    Corey Koehler
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Stryper’s Michael Sweet says the U2 – iTunes marketing approach for their new album “devalues music.” It is an interesting take on the whole U2 – iTunes promotion. You can read all about here: I wonder if he – and Sharon Osbourne who is also mentioned in the article – would have turned Apple […] The post U2, iTunes and Christian Hair Metal Frontman Michael Sweet appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • 4 Reasons You Should Sell Your Music by The Single

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

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

    Ryan Minic
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    That was quite an album Rx Bandits put out earlier this year. In fact, Gemini, Her Majesty may actually be RXB at their best. And with the holidays right around the corner, what a better way to celebrate than to see them play the album in its entirety? Yep! Rx Bandits will be doing a pair of shows in December in which they’ll perform Gemini, Her Majesty from start to finish. They’ll take place on December 12th & 13th at the Glass House in Pomona, CA, and there are a few surprises in store. You can get tickets for the shows here. And since we’re talking about it,…
  • NO BRAGGING RIGHTS, HEART TO HEART, & CAPSIZE Announce December Holiday Shows

    Ryan Minic
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    No Bragging Rights are going on a string of California holiday shows in December with Heart to Heart, Capsize, and Trey the Ruler. Here’s how it goes: Dec 17 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry’s Pizza Dec 18 Las Vegas, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall Dec 19 Mesa, AZ @ Underground Dec 20 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction Dec 21 San Diego, CA @ Woodys
  • It’s Coming, There’s New DEFTONES in the Making

    Ryan Minic
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    Well it looks like we may see a new Deftones album sometime in 2015. The band, who began writing new stuff earlier this year, just wrapped up another couple weeks worth of putting together new material. And this totally makes our week. Of course you know frontman Chino Moreno has been busy with other projects as well. The recently reactivated Team Sleep just did an in-studio album performance at Applehead Recording & Production in Woodstock, NY, where they invited fans out to join them for a day. Not to mention Palms recently completed a West Coast/Southwest tour. Anyway the new Deftones…
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    Obsessed Magazine » Music

  • Rock to Frocks: Joan Jett Turns Fashion Designer for Hot Topic

    Louise MacGregor
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Joan Jett is a woman with a whole lot of entrepreneurship under her belt. At just 15, she started iconic rock band The Runaways; at 22 she became the first woman to own a record label. And now, Jett has proved that she’s still worth keeping an eye on with the release of a covetable fashion line. Joan Jett in the Joan Jett X TRIPP NYC Fashion Collection for Hot Topic (Photo: Business Wire) The queen of eyeliner herself has joined forces with Hot Topic to create clothes with a punk edge. Her collection will include an assortment of moto jackets–one resembling her iconic…
  • Kim Gordon Breaks The Silence with New Memoir

    Sarah Marloff
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    Sonic Youth lovers, mark those calendars for February 25. Kim Gordon’s long awaited memoir has finally been granted a release date that will surely shake off February’s winter blues. While “Girl in a Band: A Memoir” promises to look at all aspects of Gordon’s life – from childhood to her latest music project, Body/Head – the book will also explore the idea of partnership: what it means, and more so, “what happens when it dissolves,” says the press release. Presumably, alluding to the end of Gordon’s 27- year marriage with former Sonic Youth bandmate, Thurston…
  • #FILM: The Big Deal About the Music Documentary ‘Nas: Time Is Illmatic’

    Israel Daramola
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    THE WHO Nas, Jabari “Jungle” Jones, Q-Tip, Large Professor, Pete Rock THE WHAT “NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC” captures the creative process and evolution of a young Nas in his entrance into rap success and Hip-Hop legend that came about through his debut Illmatic. Twenty years later, Nas returns to his childhood home in Queensbridge, to share stories of his upbringing, his influences and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 19. THE BIG DEAL Illmatic is a classic album. Even if I’d never listened to it enough times to make my head explode,…
  • Best in Covers: Johnny Depp’s “Mother,” Arcade Fire’s “In The Air Tonight” and More

    Tricia Callahan
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Whether it’s to launch a new artist, to gain “street cred” or to show off your eclectic music interest/influence, it seems like covers are becoming a thing these days. From huge pop stars (Miley Cyrus) to movie stars (Johnny Depp), here are five of Obsessed’s  favorite covers this week. Lorde Covering Kayne West “Hold My Liquor” Who wouldn’t trust something coming from the lips of New Zealand’s youngest queen of songwriters? Changing an auto tune-centric Kayne West track to a breezy powerful storm is something only Lorde is capable of. Ryan…
  • Kanye West Teaches a Class About Fashion Design

    Meets Obsession
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    Proving that those who can’t, teach — Kanye West spent last Friday at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College sharing his fashion knowledge to eager students as part of his court-mandated community service. For real, Kanye is teaching, y’all. And while we were imagining what his syllabus might look like – FR     Sept 19:  1   How I Discovered the Black Leather Jogging Pant and everything else MN   Sept 20:  2   Imma Let You Finish that Patternmaking, Girl TU     Sept 21:  3   How to Dress Your Reality Star Girl WD   Sept 22:  4   How to be Shakespeare in…
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    From the front of the choir

  • Want to develop your voice and sing better? Be silly and play!

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Trying to increase your vocal range? Want to develop a richer tone to your voice? Puzzling over voice placement and timbre?photo by The-Serene-MageBefore you rush off to find a singing teacher, try being playful with your voice for fun.singing lessons – are they right for you?Many years ago I went for singing lessons. I thought it would help me sing better. But much of the time I came away puzzled by exactly what the singing teacher was trying to get at.Maybe I’d found a bad singing teacher, but I think it’s because I wasn’t yet ready for singing lessons (see also Do you need singing…
  • Is one of your choir sections thin on the ground? 10 ways to find more singers to fill the gaps

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Many of us are in choirs where a particular section needs bolstering. In my case it’s a lack of altos, for others it might be too few tenors.Here are 10 ideas for beefing up a particular voice part.Before you go to the trouble of trying to find singers from outside your choir, you might find that the people you want are right under your nose.1. recruit from withinDo a range test for the whole choir. You can make this a fun journey of discovery. I did it once and a soprano discovered that she had an amazing tenor voice, and one of the tenor women found she could singer higher than any of the…
  • Keep it to yourself! – why colds, singing and choirs don’t mix

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    ’Tis the season to be poorly. A warm rehearsal room is the ideal place to spread coughs and sneezes, especially with all that deep breathing and standing close together.Sneeze by James GathanySo what should you do when you come down with a bug: soldier on or stay away? It depends how bad it is. Let’s look at your options.Everyone gets sniffles of varying degrees at this time of year, perhaps you even get man flu.If it’s just a cold then you’ll usually manage to drag yourself into work and maybe even have enough energy to haul your poor sick body along to choir. “What a loyal choir…
  • Using feedback forms for choirs and singing workshops

    6 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    You get what you ask for, so be careful how you seek feedback!photo by Howard LakeWhen designing feedback forms, less is more. Here’s why.When I first started my own residential singing weekends I knew that I needed feedback to help me improve the next time, especially if I’d not used a particular venue before.I started by copying feedback forms that other course venues and workshop leaders use. Often these consisted of lots of boxes to tick and plenty of detailed questioning.I soon realised that most people hate filling these things in and really don’t spend much time thinking about…
  • How to get your choir to pay attention to you (and stop chatting!)

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    At the beginning of each choir session it’s as if the singers have not seen each other for years. They’re chatting away having a fine time of by barçalunacyTrouble is, you’ll have to put an end to that in order to get started. How do you get their attention with all that noise?Lots of socialising and chit chat is a sign that you have a really cohesive group (see If there’s too much talking in your choir, something must be right) and such socialising should be encouraged.But there’s a time and a place for everything (tea break? pub afterwards?) and you need to get…
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    The Blue Walrus

  • Halloween Horrors Playlist

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    It is All Hallows’ Eve once more, which means a great excuse to dig out a costume and getting your spooky groove on. We’ve got a mix of some of the classics from the likes of Michael Jackson, the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt Kickers along with some creepy new delights from Thomas Truax, Tapebenders, Bear Ceuse, and Saskwatch. Big thanks to our friends at The Wild Honey Pie for putting together some horror-themed live sessions from Yellerkin, Jukebox The Ghost, and Rubblebucket that were perfect for this mix. Halloween Horrors…
  • Aquilo – Human

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Aquilo, the Lake District duo that wowed us all with their debut track Calling Me last year, are back with a new EP set for release in December. We go our first taste of that EP with the beautiful and intimate I Gave It All a couple of weeks ago, and now we’ve got the SOHN-produced Human, painting their already expansive sound with his soulful brush. Aquilo – Human was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • Boos – Aradox In

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    The nights are closing in, London is starting to look beautifully sinister, and Boos is here with a meandering and understated tech/house jam to soundtrack losing yourself to the darkness. Boos is a side project of the founder of Walrus favourites Nomadic Firs and that is about all the information Ryan wanted to share with us for the time being, leaving us with the mesmerising sound of Aradox In. Boos – Aradox In was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • Monogram – Romance

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Scottish producer Monogram has appeared from seemingly nowhere with his debut track Romance only appearing online last week. Romance was recorded in a remote cabin in the Scottish borders and is a pop song of unbridled enthusiasm, with a pulsating rhythm that raises a slumbering soul as the layers build and build into a frenzied climax. Monogram – Romance was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • St Vincent live at the Roundhouse, London

    Chloe Newman
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    Annie Clark of St Vincent looks confusingly through the lens of a camera she’s just swiped off a unexpected press member, casually chucking the digital machine back to him she continues her robotic chorography, later reminiscing with the crowd about burning down your neighbour through childhood curiosities, followed by spitting out electronic glitching sounds from her guitar and finishing off with a trip to the front row of fans whilst propped on a security guard’s shoulders. This is the world of St Vincent at The Roundhouse. After an electronic speech generated introduction, advising…
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    Feast of Music

  • "The Death of Klinghoffer" at the Met Opera

    Peter Matthews
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera "There aren't many things left worth fighting for in this world. Art is one of them." - FoM In his 2008 memoir, Hallelujah Junction, John Adams devotes an entire chapter to his opera The Death of Klinghoffer, which he completed in 1991 just six years following the event on which it's based: the hijacking of the Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro and the murder of retired American businessman Leon Klinghoffer.Adams writes: "I knew that this subject would inevitably be a hot potato and likely draw us into any number of heated…
  • Ljova's "Signal Strength" Via Subway Wi-Fi

    Peter Matthews
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Our old friend Ljova was showing off his conductor chops in Bryant Park recently, leading a varied group of NYC subway musicians via FaceTime, connected through the MTA's Wi-Fi system (coming soon to a station near you.) Mixing everything from African Djembe to a musical saw, the music is as light and airy as the subway...well, isn't. You can watch the results above, or listen to a high-res audio file here. 
  • CMJ Music Marathon 2014: The Kills, Slothrust, Nuns and Moon Duo @ Bowery Ballroom

    Steven Pisano
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    by Steven Pisano Photo by Steven Pisano Last Thursday's CMJ Music Marathon showcase at the Bowery Ballroom featured four very different bands, united by their love of Rock. Openers Slothrust was formed at Sarah Lawrence College in 2010. Lead singer Leah Wellbaum has a voice that should earn her a lot of attention: she can rock out, she can scream, but she can also be quite funny the way she deadpans lines. When she pulled her blonde hair back, she looked like a fresh-scrubbed farmer's daughter, with a playful, teasing look in her eye. But most of the time, she preferred to…
  • John Adams Conducts the Yale Philharmonia and Brentano Quartet

    Nick Stubblefield
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    by Nick Stubblefield Bernstein. Mahler. Stravinsky. These men were all highly-respected composer/conductors found in music history textbooks. Flip to the end of that textbook, and one is likely to find another: John Adams. As a long-time admirer of Adams' compositions, I was elated at the opportunity to see him conduct the Yale Philharmonia with the Brentano String Quartet at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall last Sunday. As I stepped into the hall, moments before the 5 o'clock showtime, I was astonished to note the number of empty seats. I gleefully snagged one near the…
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    Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More

  • Tinashe’s Aquarius Album Make Standout Debut For R&B

    Kenal Louis
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    Tinashe’s Aquarius Album Review On Kenalsworld The introduction track from Aquarius by Tinashe entitled “Aquarius” is soothing, sexy and serve as a nice appetizer for music lovers. With harmonies, no overly dramatic vocals and beyond poetic lyrics in the songwriting of the song, the entire album was named after. Listen To... The post Tinashe’s Aquarius Album Make Standout Debut For R&B appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
  • Jazmine Sullivan Forever Dont Last – Songwriting Challenge

    Kenal Louis
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    Jazmine Sullivan Forever Dont Last Covered Please like and share the following song if you enjoyed my version of the song. The original record by Jazmine Sullivan is also below. Jazmine Sullivan – Forever Dont Last Take a listen to the original record by Jazmine Sullivan, which is a lot more... The post Jazmine Sullivan Forever Dont Last – Songwriting Challenge appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
  • Runway Model Jensen Theisen Walks For Five Designers

    Kenal Louis
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    Striking Runway Model From Omaha Fashion Week Every Omaha Fashion Week I meet models that catch my attention. The following model is another flawless beauty I met a few months ago, but never really introduced myself as a photographer or creative person. During the Fall Omaha Fashion Week in 2014,... The post Runway Model Jensen Theisen Walks For Five Designers appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
  • Thankfulness and Gratitude For Supporting My Vision

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

    Kenal Louis
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Avant-garde Fashion In Omaha The evolution of what fashion is becoming and will become, is unpredictable. Fifty, one-hundred and maybe two-hundred years from now, what we consider as avant-garde fashion may be normal day wear. I am sure that this thought offend some people because they are not open to... The post Avant-garde Fashion Designers Make A Statement At OFW appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
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    That Eric Alper

  • Sammy Hagar On Dysfunctional Tours

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    It’s amazing Dave (Lee Roth) and Ed (Van Halen) have been able to work together. He’s been back now for seven years and it hasn’t fallen apart yet, at least not publicly. Oh, I don’t think they’re working. Well, they get through the tours at least. I made it through
  • CMAO Road to Independence Conference Schedule & Full Panel details announced!

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:22 pm
    The CMAO Is pleased to announce the full Weekend Schedule for The Road to Independence Conference taking place at the Delta East in Scarborough on November 15th and 16th, 2014. For just $75, your ticket gets you a full weekend of access to 10+ seminars and workshops, industry showcasing, networking and even
  • Musician Plays Beethoven for Group of Rescued Elephants

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Musician Paul Barton took his piano to the mountains of Kanchanaburi, Thailand to play for some very old, injured and handicapped elephants, especially a blind elephant named Plara (immediately behind the piano). The elephants will (wait for it) never forget this day.
  • Canadian Arts/Media Job Posts For October 30, 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    The Shaw Media, Global News team based in Calgary is currently seeking a Full-Time News Anchor / Reporter to join Calgary’s top-rated weekend morning newscast. The Advertising Department of the Edmonton Journal has an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in gaining experience in the advertising field. CTV Ottawa is
  • Daniel Lanois at TIFF Bell Lightbox for an intimate conversation November 5

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Grammy-winning producer and artist Daniel Lanois hits the TIFF Bell Lightbox stage on November 5 to consider his career spent collaborating with some of the top acts in music — U2, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel — and crafting soundtracks for such film and television projects as
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  • Drake Loses His Basketball Cred

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am With the video of Drake airballing being shopped around everywhere like the name of it was Superhead, people are wondering if this means his credibility has diminished. Has it? I wouldn’t go that far to say that he lost his street cred but it did hurt a little bit. Besides his bruised ego, Drake managed to hurt himself a tad with the airball heard ‘round the worl- America. Here’s the video. Pitchfork refers to this incident as the day that Drake’s career ended. I mean, his career didn’t end but he does lose the right to ever use another basketball reference in his…
  • A Bad Case of ‘Bride Brain’

    Riley Mc Daniel
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm Have you ever heard of “bride brain?” It is much like “baby brain,” where a pregnant woman kind of loses all brain capability—memory is shot, can’t focus, mistakenly puts the dirty laundry in the fridge and the milk in the washer. Get the picture? Bride brain is the same—minus the baby in the belly. cialis pills eli lilly I used to pride myself on my incredible memory; tell me something once and I’d remember it, no problem. Once I got engaged and the wedding planning was at full force, my brain turned to mush. I couldn’t remember…
  • Life After Graduation

    Riley Mc Daniel
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am Congratulations! You’ve graduated! You’ve survived grueling lectures, endless study sessions, and sleepless nights. Now that you have that crisp diploma in hand documenting all that you have accomplished, what do you do now? I wish I could tell you. I’ve been wondering the same thing since I graduated in November. That’s right—almost a year ago. WHAT DO I DO WITH MY LIFE? My diploma and all of my achievements have been sitting in a pile getting dustier by the day, mocking me. I only spent thousands upon THOUSANDS of dollars to get my…
  • Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg Exchange Words in Troubling Internet Dispute

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am What’s going on with Snoop and Iggy? What may have started out as schoolyard teasing has definitely escalated into something more fowl and dangerous. When Snoop posted this photo on Instagram, it didn’t take too kindly to Iggy whom responded with tweets. She responded with a trio of now deleted tweets: Iggy’s set of tweet regarding Snoop Dogg that has since been deleted Not exactly the type of beef one would consider to be on the level of Tupac and Biggie but the barrage of disrespectful memes posted by the over 20 year veteran on his Instagram account is out of…
  • Dear A&F: You Stink

    Riley Mc Daniel
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am Dear Abercrombie & Fitch, You stink. Quite literally. Every time I walk by your doors, your odor overwhelms my senses and initiates a headache so terrible that it’s as if my skull will crack open. Why do you feel the need to dump cases of cologne in your store? Exactly what is your goal here? To weed out the weak-sinused people? WHO EVEN SHOPS IN YOUR STORES? Do they all lack the ability to smell? And what about your employees? If gas masks aren’t part of the employee dress code, then surely there must be a fresh oxygen room in the back. What is it…
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  • Weekend Music: 9 tracks to predict your Friday night.

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Like the weekend, this playlist is likely going to take a full trip through your emotions. Begin here: 1. Starts low and slow with new music from Gothenburg’s José González. 2. Then, the rhythm comes in, with Brooklyn’s Party Supplies providing the backbeat for Action Bronson. 3. Whoa! Kanyé West showed up! A new track […]
  • Watch! The Growlers – Good Advice

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    If you want some good advice, you’ve most definitely come to the wrong place. Unless the good advice you want is some kind of meta joke, and there’s a song called Good Advice – WHICH THERE TOTALLY IS. Bluesy rock band The Growlers have a solid new track called Good Advice, which is what Sue […]
  • Listen! The Dead Weather – Buzzkill(er)

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    Although I like the song name Buzzkill(er), they should’ve gone that extra mile and named it Buzz Killington. Bigger Buzzkill Than Buzz Killington Alison Mosshart, Jack White, Dean Fertita, and Jack Lawrence are the Dead Weather. They have a new single out next week, possibly from a new album. The songs are Buzzkill(er) / It’s […]
  • Listen! Thumpers – Devotee (featuring Jena Malone)

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    UK indie act Thumpers have shown up on the pages of PHM before, with killer tracks Unkinder (A Tougher Love) and Galore (and then the entire album stream). The band have teamed with multi-talented actress Jena Malone, who stars in The Hunger Games, for their latest effort Devotee. The track features some catchy layered vocals […]
  • Listen! Aquilo – Human

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    If you’re like me, you listened to the stunning Aquilo track I Gave It All about 100 times. The only thing that could top this is if they teamed with some kind of eclectic producer like PHM-favourite SOHN for their latest track. AND THAT IS WHAT THEY DID! The English duo known as Aquilo have […]
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    Death and Taxes » Music

  • Flying Lotus shares spooky video for ‘Ready Err Not’ from ‘You’re Dead’

    Alex Moore
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Halloween is a good holiday for Flying Lotus, what with his obsession with death and fascination with the dark side in general. His new animated video for “Ready Err Not” from his mesmerizing new album “You’re Dead” is straight out of creepsville, with a Flying Lotus look-alike getting his head chopped up and little alien babies crawling out, along with some cockroaches. Spooooooooky!h/t: Pigeons & Planes
  • ‘Blurred Lines’ plagiarism case will go to trial

    Joel Freimark
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Though it had fallen a bit off the radar over the past few months, a US District Judge ruled that the plagiarism lawsuit over Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” does have enough merit to go to trial and will do so early next year. The lawsuit, filed against both Thicke and Pharrell Williams by the family of the late Marvin Gaye, claims that the song rips off many elements originally found in Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up.”Thicke and Williams had filed for a summary judgment and a clear, declaratory statement that the song was non-infringing, but Judge John Kronstadt formally denied the…
  • Interview: Nick Cave at Austin City Limits

    Alex Moore
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds make an appearance on Austin City Limits for the show’s 40th Anniversary season on Saturday, November 1. A perfect selection for the show’s Halloween episode, the hour-long, career spanning set includes songs from 1984 to last year’s celebrated “Push The Sky Away,” including “Red Right Hand,” which PJ Harvey just covered for the BBC show “Peaky Blinders.”Nick Cave sat down for an interview with ACL in which he talked about how he got into music (he was a failed painter) and his inspirations (surprise, the…
  • Kendrick Lamar peforms ‘i’ to welcome Lebron James back to Cleveland

    Alex Moore
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Sure, the NBA might be hosting an Opening Week concert series in various cities to hype the start of a new season, but one can’t help but feel the one in Cleveland to welcome LeBron James back to his home state is the reason this whole thing exists. It seems like the guy practically can’t go downtown for a sandwich without a party heralding his arrival. And of course, Cleveland’s party can’t compare to the ridiculous TV spectacle called The Decision that LeBron held four years ago when he decided to televise his announcement to leave his hometown for the Miami Heat.
  • All the music stored on Voyager 1 in case it ever meets aliens

    Alex Moore
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Earlier this month retired Area 51 scientist Dr Boyd Bushman recorded a video shortly before he died, claiming that there are in fact multiple aliens in custody of the U.S. Government at Area 51. He says some are quite friendly, are around 5 feet tall, and one them is about 230 years old.While it may sound like the latest rant of an eccentric who’s become estranged from the establishment, making wild claims without providing any evidence, the hope for making contact with extraterrestrial life has been a part of mainstream scientific thinking for decades.In 1977 NASA launched Voyager 1,…
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    Unshredded Magazine

  • Sleep Just Got Creative

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    THIS November, a dozen British artists will gather together to share their artistic visual expression of sleep at a special exhibition at Gallery Different in London hosted by ibis hotels. The ibis Sleep Art exhibition, which takes place w/c 24 November, has been curated by ibis hotels, the hotel company which brought you the Sleep Art App, an iphone app which turns the movements of your sleep into digital brush strokes. This year ibis has taken sleep creativity one-step further, demonstrating how sleep and creativity are connected, working with visual artists to explore this in a special…
  • Scarlett Raven: ‘The Eleventh Hour’ Live At Trafalgar Square

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    THE world’s first piece of augmented reality artwork has been created by a British contemporary artist to raise funds and awareness for The Royal British Legion this Remembrance Day. The artist, Scarlett Raven, 28, whose collectors already include Orlando Bloom, Take That and Lord Jonathan Marland, has created the first digitally interactive piece of art; letting viewers use their smart devices to peel back the layers of the process behind creating the piece. Working with augmented reality app Blippar, Central St Martins graduate, Scarlett Raven, has created the first in virtual artwork, as…
  • Interview: Jamestown Revival

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    From Ulysses to Thunder Road, one of the longest standing literary and musical traditions is the story of a character abandoning his past in pursuit of allures and illusions only a fresh start always assures. This familiar narrative may have been immortalised by too many classics to count, but it still has enough captivating charm for Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance who are transforming several decades of friendship into a project inspired by the ideal entitled, Jamestown Revival. The Texan duo have teamed up to produce a collection of autobiographical songs for their first full-length…
  • The Naked and The Nude

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

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

  • Affairs of The Heart – 100% Buju Banton for the Ladies

    kahlil wonda
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    This is the another exclusively Buju Banton episode, this time focusing on the subjects of love and relationships. The Reggae Lover Podcast: Episode 28 – Buju for the Ladies Always a favorite with the female fan-base, Gargamel sets a high lyrical standard with efficient delivery as he sings, chants, and raps to and about the ladies. Buju Banton Playlist: 1    Affairs of the Heart 2    One to One 3    Make You Mine 4    Good Lookin’ Gal 5    I Wanna Be Loved 6    Love Sponge 7    Don’t Give Way…
  • John Holt, Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Gre

    kahlil wonda
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    John Holt, Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs and more… #HisImperialMajesty #Rastafari #dubwise #OneLove under: News
  • New album Kevin Kinsella ‘Riding Higher Still’ now available

    kahlil wonda
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    New album Kevin Kinsella ‘Riding Higher Still’ First hearing the Bob Marley song “One Love” in Ireland as a 12 year old boy Kevin Kinsella received his calling to play Reggae music. Founding his first band, The Tribulations, when he was fifteen he soon found himself opening up for Toots and the Maytals who gave him strong encouragement to continue his vocation. The Tribulations recorded their first full album “The Gate” in 1992 and went on to win the Yamaha Soundcheck competition which took them to both Japan and Jamaica.  In 1995 Kevin founded and named…

    kahlil wonda
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    Bunji Garlin’s “Red Light District” Axes Up Remix ft. Assassin AKA Agent Sasco and Kardinal Offishall produced by Dj Crown Prince & Lemy Currey.  This smoothed-out mix was hailed by The FADER as a “flawless combo of house, soca, and reggae.” The original version of “Red Light District” is available on Garlin’s critically-acclaimed album “Differentology.” Filed under: Pop Music, reggae, Soca Tagged: Assassin AKA Agent Sasco, Axes Up Remix, Bunji Garlin, Dj Crown Prince, house music, Kardinal Offishall, Lemy Currey, Red Light…
  • *ROCKSTEADY* Sunday, Nov. 2nd [8PM-Midnight] at The Sound Table

    kahlil wonda
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    ROCKSTEADY aka Early Sundays ATL, GA.  – Reggae starts at 8pm, but the Sound Table opens up at 7pm so please come out early to take in the vibes.  The November Edition of ‘Rocksteady’ presents a Sweet Reggae Music soundtrack by Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport of The Honorary Citizen. “ATLANTA’s ONLY monthly Roots Reggae event!” (21+ / Music lovers / Grown and Sexy) Inviting all Kings and Queens to an official Coronation Day celebration for Emperor Haile Selassie I and an official musical tribute to reggae legend, singer John Holt, who…
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    The Lofty Oaks

  • Please Read Important Announcement

    The Lofty Oaks
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    A message from the council of “The Lofty Oaks” regarding the sociopolitical status of the forest. This very important information has come to our attention. We simply must defend our personal honor in the matter. The society of “The Lofty Oaks” has been made aware of the existence of the “Union of the Maples”. As evidenced by this admittedly rather slick t-shirt design available at the Danforth & Pape T-shirt company. As an official spokesman for “The Lofty Oaks” we strongly deny any rumor, innuendo or claim that we are intentionally…
  • Impulse Resistor – New Song

    The Lofty Oaks
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Filed under: General Music Posts Tagged: Instrumental rock, Progressive rock
  • New Album – The Lofty Oaks – Illusions of Grandeur

    The Lofty Oaks
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    It’s LIVE! Download the entire CD Collection here *FREE*  Filed under: General Music Posts Tagged: Album, Free Music, Instrumental rock, New Music, Progressive rock, The Lofty Oaks
  • New EP Coming Soon….

    The Lofty Oaks
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Album Cover Art – Front Album Cover – Back Enjoy a new song. Opening track from “Illusions of Grandeur” by The Lofty Oaks  Filed under: General Music Posts Tagged: Album Cover Art, New release, New Song, Progressive rock, The Lofty Oaks
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    After The Show

  • “Skulls”

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    In honor of Halloween, here’s a cover of The Misfit’s song “Skulls” by Blackblack:
  • Nada Surf: B-Sides

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Nada Surf’s B-Sides album came out last month — have you heard it yet? Here’s one of the tracks on the album, the original version of “Concrete Bed” —
  • Taylor Swift: 1989

    26 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 comes out tomorrow. Until then, here’s “Treacherous” from her last album Red:
  • The Seekers

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    “I’ll Never Find Another You” by The Seekers:
  • Cody DiGerolamo

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Cody DiGerolamo is a musician based in Los Angeles. I was really impressed with the song “Built To Spill” — “Friend Or Foe” is also a great track on his Soundcloud.  
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  • Jessa Duggar wedding Countdown

    Emanuel Espejon
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Adolescent Jessa Duggar is equipping to be a spouse this impending weekend, when she will authoritatively get to be Mrs. Ben Seewald before her loved ones. Her a lot of people, numerous loved ones parts. This is the Duggar gang! Jessa’s wedding welcome has been uncovered, emphasizing a sweet photograph of the impending wedded team alongside the area and that’s just the beginning. “Mr. & Mrs. Jim Bob Duggar demand the honor of your vicinity at the marriage of their girl Jessa Lauren Duggar to Benjamin Michael Seewald,” it peruses. The pair will marry Saturday at…
  • Kylie Jenner’s plumping lips.

    Emanuel Espejon
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Kylie, you were and are a totally flawless looking young person. Be that as it may in new selfies on your Instagram and pages, it creates the impression that your lips are getting greater and greater. Kylie, you’re dazzling simply the way you are! Kylie Jenner, I envision that its so difficult to be the most youthful kin and sister in the uber-effective and delightful Kardashian/Jenner gang. Kylie Jenner Plumping Lips: Stop It Because You’re Already Beautiful! At only 17, you’ve viewed your closest companion and more established sister Kendall Jenner, 18, dispatch…
  • Taylor Swifts advice to the remaining The Voice Contestants.

    Emanuel Espejon
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:33 am
    The time it now, time for the extremely serious knockout adjusts on season 7 of ‘The Voice’! This scene was past exciting – we saw some greatly skilled vocalists battling for their lives and in addition some really epic takes! We even got an extraordinary treat — Taylor Swift visitor featured as a key consultant! Look at the full recap for who stayed and who was sent pressing! As the quantity of hopefuls begins to decrease on The Voice, things are truly warming up! Taylor Swift, 24, shows up to loan her individual guidance to the staying skilled competitors! Two of the…
  • Justin Bieber to toy Selena at Holloween day?

    Emanuel Espejon
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Justin Bieber is by all accounts getting in the Halloween soul! Solely discovered that Justin is anticipating putting forth a definitive expression to his stop and go mate Selena Gomez — by taking on the appearance of her! Justin Bieber, 20, is toying with the thought of taking on the appearance of Selena Gomez, 22, as a source has uncovered to EXCLUSIVELY! Whoa. While some say that impersonation is the sincerest type of sweet talk, we believe that a sexual orientation bowing ensemble enlivened by his ex is a bit sensational most definitely! “Companions are advising Justin to go out…
  • Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence Split up?

    Emanuel Espejon
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Looks like Chris Martin may not be Jennifer Lawrence’s fantasy man truth be told. Generally as the sentiment between Jennifer, 24, and Chris, 37, had all the earmarks of being warming up, People is reporting that the few has officially part. “Jen is the person who severed it with Chris,” a source says. Jennifer wasn’t precisely in the friendliest state of mind Friday, when she had a pointed message on her umbrella for paparazzi in Los Angeles. The amazing couple allegedly initially began dating in late June, after the Oscar victor said a final farewell to her X-Men…
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    Record Shops

  • Song Of The Day

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Bobby 'Boris' Pickett - Monster MashIts Halloween, so there can only be one song of the day - it's Monster Mash by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt Kicker 5.  Actually a number one hit in 1962, that's Leon Russell in the backing group. Doo wop, before Little Shop of Horrors (as a musical), with Bobby doing his best Boris Karloff imitation.  Hey baby, care for a jolt from my electrode?
  • Song of the Day

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Julieta Venegas - Casa AbandonadaToday's Song of the Day is from Julieta Venegas - Casa Abandonada (Abandoned House).  From 2000's Bueninvento, I found this record on a list of top 10 Latin rock records from Rolling Stone magazine.  Here, Venegas is a alternative rocker, before she moved more main stream later in her career, to great success. Below are two versions of this song - the first is a live version from 2009, where she accompanies herself only on piano - she makes some mistakes, but personally I like this version better than that on her album, where she plays the accordion,…
  • Song of the Day

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Elastica - StutterToday's Song of the Day is from Elastica - Stutter.  Originally released in 1993, this could have been released 15 years earlier and fit right on the charts.  Britpop with heavy punk (think Buzzcocks/Wire) and New Wave influences, this is about a guy who, ahem, can't perform, from his lovers point of view. From their 1995 self-titled debut.
  • Song of the Day

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Three Dog Night - OneToday's Song of the Day is Three Dog Night - One.  From 1969's Suitable for Framing, Three Dog Night is a dirty pleasure - disrespected when I was growing up because they didn't write their own songs, they featured three lead singers, each of whom lead the band with a number one hit.  Here, they cover Harry Nilsson's One, with Chuck Negron taking the lead.  They had a knack for finding excellent material by others, and producing chart topping versions.This song has also been covered more recently by Aimee Mann, who's version appears in the Soundtrack for…
  • Song of the Day

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Leo Kottke - LouiseToday's Song of the Day is Leo Kottke - Louise.  From 1972's Greenhouse, Kottke is the master of the 12 string guitar, and he does not disappoint here.  While his deep baritone is an acquired taste, he uses it to great effect here on the Paul Siebel song of the sad Louise, a moving saga of a wasted life.On this video, Kottke plays it by himself, a folk song by a truly accomplished player.
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    Hitbanger - Nigerian Music

  • Music: FTK – Assasin ( Video and Audio

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Upwardly mobile twin brothers, Taiwo and Kehinde Falobi, otherwise known as FTK, have hit the airwaves with their first official video, Assassin. It was directed by Tosin Obems.</div> <div>The twin brothers, who are determined to step into the shoes of Peter and Paul Okoye of P-Square fame, released the video of the love track alongside its audio.</div> <div>The identical twin brothers, who have been singing for some years now, described P-Square, Davido, Burna Boy and Tiwa Savage as their musical prodigies, while Kendrick Lamar remains one of their major influences on…
  • MUSIC: Emilo drops hit single – Lucky Day

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Emilo’s hit single, Lucky Day has finally hit the street. The super-talented singer and song-writer released her single last weekend. While speaking to journalists during a press conference at her Lagos residence, Igwilo Emilia Afoma opened up on what makes her hit single very outstanding and strictly ‘African’. Her words: “I created the song Lucky Day out of my desire to put smile on people’s faces and make them dance even when they are going through difficulties. Lucky Day is a song that inspires one to take constructive steps. It reminds us that we are lucky to be alive, lucky to…
  • VIDEO: Dj Spicey F/ Skales, CDQ & Hakym – Ball Out

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Checkout this brand new video from DJ Spicey Featuring Skales, CDQ and Hakym. The official video of the previously released track “Ball Out” directed by SAMKLEF comes as s surprise to many. - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=] The Song VIDEO: Dj Spicey F/ Skales, CDQ & Hakym – Ball Out appeared first on 9janimi Channel. The post VIDEO: Dj Spicey F/ Skales, CDQ & Hakym – Ball Out appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • VIDEO: Tilla – Caro (OMG!)

    18 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel AQUILA RECORDS PRESENTS: TILLA – CARO (VIDEO) Earlier in the week, the brand new single from superstar singer TILLA, “Caro (OMG!)”, was released to a very resounding reception from fans and critics alike. Aquila Records isn’t sleeping on the hype as it today officially releases the visuals for the hot and banging single! The video was shot by ace director Clarence Peters’ Capital Dreams Pictures on location in Lagos, Nigeria. In other news, Tilla will be performing at the Mavin Concert in Manchester on Tuesday 21st October and London on Thursday…
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Omo Akin – Ijo Oloti

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:10 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel OmoAkin never stops working and continues to drop new material. Just last week we saw the visuals to the mind-blowing Dance track SureTETE. Now he is here again with his Official new Single with a viral video this one is titled Ijo Oloti. OmoAkin on this song sounds like he wants to get us Dancing till Next Year, Big Up’s to the StarNation SuperStar. Dj’s are gonna Love this one,with a Mind Blowing instrumental and fantastic vocals… I rate this song A+ . Instagram: @OMOAKIN … Twitter: @itsOMOAKIN - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download…
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    GOT A UKULELE - Ukulele blog for the beginner

  • Kala Uke Crazy Alligator Hard Tenor Case - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    I've not done a great deal of reviewing of ukulele cases, but perhaps that is because I find that they are much of a muchness. Then the other week I took delivery of a ukulele from Kala for review and it arrived in a rather pretty looking hard case. I checked with them as to whether this came with the uke, but they advised that they used it for safe shipping, and that the case was available separately. So here we have a Kala 'Uke Crazy' brand hard shell case for a tenor uke in faux alligator skin finish (no gators were harmed in the making of this case!).It just screamed at me because...
  • Noah Campanella Ukulele - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Always nice to go back and review a ukulele brand I've looked at before - in this case a new model for me from Noah called the Campanella.I was at the recent Grand Northern Ukulele Festival in Huddersfield, UK and spotted Matt Cohen of Noah in the marketplace where he was running a Noah stall. Nice chap that he is, he passed a couple of ukes over on loan for me to take a look at on the site. The one in this review is a model I have seen online for some months now, but had never seen in the flesh before.What I like about the evolution of this one is that Matt developed it in conjunction with a…
  • UkePunk - Punk Police - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    I've been looking to writing this one up. The first album from Lancashire's (Ramsbottom's to be precise) own ukulele punk outfit -  UkePunk, with Punk Police.UkePunk are a trio consisting of Paul Davies (UkePunk himself, songwriter and uke player) with Andy Moore on Bass and Murf on Percussion. All three performers provide vocals, with UkePunk taking the lead.UkePunk - Paul Davies centre. Credit: UkePunkI've been looking forward to it because (and he may not know this) since before I starting this site I've enjoyed watching Pauls videos on YouTube. In fact, the band go back to 2009, and…
  • Parts Of The Ukulele - VIDEO

    Barry Maz
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Back to absolute basics for a moment - one for people yet to buy their first ukulele. Time to look at the various parts of the uke.Enjoy!copyright Barry Maz and Got A Ukulele
  • Online Ukulele Shopping and the Setup Myth

    Barry Maz
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    On of the most common pieces of advice you will see being given to any ukulele beginner is to always try the instrument out before you buy it. But that really isn't always possible for some people and they revert to buying online. Are there any pitfalls here? What can you expect?The opening piece of advice is completely sound. Despite what uke you have your heart set on, playing a few ukuleles in a shop may well change your mind, and it will also allow you to inspect the build, consider how it plays to YOUR fingers and ears. It certainly vastly reduces the chances of  issues later on.
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    Spanglish Noise

  • Maria Isa: Premiere of film “Strike One” at 2014 Twin Cities Film Festival

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    This Thursday October 23rd, Sotarican emcee Maria Isa makes her acting debut at the Twin Cities Film Festival. The film is titled Strike One and stars actor Danny Trejo (Machete, cameo in the Enrique Iglesias & Romeo Santos video “Loco“, and many other films). “Juan Garcia, a boy on the threshold of manhood, living in a gang-controlled neighborhood, is wrongfully accused of a crime he did not commit. His uncle, Manny Garcia, an ex shot caller with a neighborhood gang, now turned movie star, loses his life in an attempt to save Juan. Aware of the judicial system’s hard…
  • Jayma & Dalex – De Frente

    8 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Reggaeton as a genre is very much that kid who was popular in high school during the mid-2000s, but is now a bit lost and lacking direction. From my perspective the problem is that there was minimal innovation around the dembow percussion beat, the vocals were drenched in effects (autotune, anyone?), and listeners became more conscious about the lyrics. The one positive benefit I see in the decline of reggaeton is that today’s smaller listener base can only support a limited number of artists, which forces them to bring more originality to the music or risk falling off the map. Orlando duo…
  • Leslie Grace – Nadie Como Tu (Nobody Else Compares To You)

    7 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    I remember when Nataly “discovered” Leslie Grace back at a time when she was poised for popularity.  We were immediately captured by her fun spirit and a humble demeanor that is possibly tied to her deep faith.  Having already topped the Latin Charts as the youngest Latina to reach #1 on the Latin Tropical Charts and performed at major awards shows, one has to wonder – what comes next? Today we have her new video “Nadie Como Tu (Nobody Else Compares To You,” a light pop track that bubbles with bachata rhythms at its base.  The Top Stop Music (Leslie’s…
  • Niko Eme – Cara A Cara

    5 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Niko Eme is a talented producer and singer residing in the Twin Cities.  I’ve seen few unsigned artists as versatile as Niko and he possesses the musical intellect to seamlessly glide between genres: bachata, pop, mambo, R&B, and hiphop.  The musical aspirations of this young man have not been without challenge and there have been several instances where he nearly gave up.  Since we last heard him, Niko renounced the club scene and has been focusing his tracks on music that promotes positive value – without losing the excitement and rhythms of his previous work. The latest…
  • Eli Jas Ft. Fito Blanko – Deseandote

    5 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    After over a year of silence, Spanglish Noise returns out of the blue with a hot new track by two artists we’ve been following since the beginning: Youtube cover singer-turned bachata sensation Eli Jas and Toronto’s king of style, Fito Blanko.  We find them today enjoying the support of their record labels, Eli Jas at Top Stop Music and Fito at Pitbull’s label Mr. 305 inc.  What that means for listeners is that you can look forward to some nice videos and eventually the albums. Deseandote was originally featured on a 5-track Valentine’s Day EP that Eli Jas…
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    Celebrity Examiner

  • Officer shoots at fleeing suspect in Roseville

    Randy Miramontez
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Daniel RosarioCredit: Roseville PD ROSEVILLE, CA – A Roseville Police Officer opened fire as a man attempted to run him over with a stolen vehicle early this morning. According to the Roseville Police Department, just after 1 a.m. Friday officers responded to a report of a burglary at an occupied apartment in the 700 block of Vallejo Avenue. Apparently, 61-year-old Daniel Rosario broke into someone’s apartment while the resident was home. Rosario made off with the car keys to the residents white VW Beetle, and then proceeded to steal the car. Arriving officers located the stolen car…
  • Roseville PD arrests one of their own

    Randy Miramontez
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Jude ChabotCredit: Roseville PD ROSEVILLE, CA – A Roseville police officer found himself on the wrong side of the law Tuesday night after police were dispatched to the off-duty officers Roseville home. According to the Roseville Police Department, 30-year-old Jude Michael Chabot was arrested after officers responded to a 911 call made by his wife at approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. She told dispatchers that Chabot was making threats and he had a weapon. Fellow officers arrested Chabot who is accused of making criminal threats and brandishing a firearm. There were no injuries in the…
  • Pedestrian killed by light-rail train

    Randy Miramontez
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Area of accidentGoogle Maps SACRAMENTO, CA – A person, who officials say was walking in a restricted area of the tracks, was struck and killed by a light-rail train on Tuesday evening. According to officials, the accident happened around 7 p.m. Tuesday when the person was walking across the light-rail bridge that crosses over the American River, near Globe Station. Passengers were transported by bus to their next stop during the investigation. The post Pedestrian killed by light-rail train appeared first on Celebrity Examiner.
  • Driver killed in Fair Oaks identified

    Randy Miramontez
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    Area of accidentGoogle Maps FAIR OAKS, CA – The man killed in an early morning crash on Tuesday has been identified. According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, 25-year-old Randall Weston was the driver killed in Tuesday’s deadly solo-vehicle accident. The accident happened sometime after 2 a.m. Tuesday morning in the area of Sunset Avenue and Sun Run Lane. Weston was traveling on Sunset Avenue, when for unknown reasons, he lost control of his vehicle and headed down an embankment where his car slammed into a tree, killing Weston and sparking a vegetation fire. Sacramento…
  • 18.5 mm Californians affected by data breaches last year

    Randy Miramontez
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Attorney General Kamala Harris LOS ANGELES, CA – In a press release today, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris released the second annual report detailing 167 data breaches reported to the Attorney General’s office in 2013, impacting 18.5 million Californians “Data breaches pose a serious threat to the privacy, finances and personal security of California consumers,” Attorney General Harris said. “The fight against these kind of cybercrimes requires the use of innovative strategies by government and the private sector to protect our state’s consumers and businesses. I strongly…
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    Bnovamusic | The Home of Bossa Nova

  • Samba Serena by Jesse Lepkoff

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    Samba Serena expresses a solemn message and feeling in a manner that seems uniquely appropriate. Jesse Lepkoff – Samba serena Whistling is one of the oldest forms of sound production. It’s dynamism is boundless and can convey a vast range of emotions and feelings. Never-the-less in recent times it has come to be associated with a joyful or whimsical spirit. When one thinks of a serenade in honor of someone, the use of a whistle is not one of the first instruments that comes to mind. However, multi-instrumentalist Jesse Lepkoff manages to make a solemn tribute incorporating this…
  • Nelson Motta Turns 70

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:25 am
    Nelson Motta: the influential songwriter and record producers turns 70 today. Nelson Motta   Born on October 29, 1944 in Sao Paulo, Nelso Motta played a central role in popular Brazilian music in the 20th century. He worked with several prominent artists from the world of bossa nova and MPB such as Edu Lobo, Dori Caymmi and Gal Costa.  His contribution to bossa nova and other music forms was not limited to his role as songwriter and producer.  As a journalist for popular newspaper “O Globo” he was able to express his opinion on the the music that he was so closely…
  • Till it Rains by Robert Sorita

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    Bossa Nova and the word “cool” are almost synonymous. In this respect, the song, aptly titled “Till It Rains” captures this key component of bossa nova both in execution and spirit. Robert Sorita Robert Sorita sets the stage by performing on acoustic and bass guitar, drums and co-writing the song. Musically, when it rains it pours with delectable guitar licks courtesy of Danny Weis on Electric guitar. This adds character to a song that is decidedly calm. However, there are more layers to the song than its laid-back feel would at first suggest. Alongside Sorita, “Till it Rains” was…
  • BossaCucaNova releases catalog

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

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

  • Deep VS EDM

    DJ Intheorious
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Mixture of Deep House and EDM tunes im playing in the club right now. Remember to hit me on Twitter @djintheorious Tracklist - Disclosure ft. Sam Smith - Latch - BiPolar Theory Bootleg TIGA - Bugatti Tazer - Wet Dollars - Donaeo Remix Gorgon City ft. Laura Welsh - Here For You - Bingo Players Remix Benson ft. Lex Famous - Hot Mess Ten Walls - Walking With Elephants Redlight - 9TS Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body - Tchami 2014 Tribute Oliver $ & Jimi Jules - Pushing On - Tchami Remix KANT vs MK ft. Busta Rhymes - Ey Yo Strike - You Sure Do - Freejak 2014 Remix Duke Dumont - Wont Look Back -…
  • MiniMix1 - Trap / Hiphop / Twerk

    DJ Intheorious
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    HipHop Twerk Trap mix full of tracks im playing in the club and that mashing the speakers up Tracklist The Weeknd - King Of The Fall The Weeknd - Often (Kygo Remix) Jack U ft. Kiesza - Take U There Doctor P - Big Boss - Afruxx Remix Keys N Krates - Dum Dee Dum Keys N Krates - Are We Faded Bobby Shmurda - Hot Boy (intheorious Edit) Rich Gang ft. Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan - Lifestyle 50 Cent - Big Rich Town Tyga ft. Young Thug - Hookah Don Omar - Dale Don Dale Wisin y Yandel Ft Aventura - Noche De Sexo Don Omar - Guaya Guaya - Santarosa Hype Intro Don Omar - Reggaeton latino Nore Ft Tego…
  • Old School RnB vol1 - @djintheorious

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

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

    DJ Intheorious
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    A New EDM mix with brand new music from Hardwell, Martin Garrix, MAKJ, Tiesto, Showtek, DJ Snake, etc Go mix for the gym. Got loads of DROPS!! Tracklist Deniz Koyu - Ruby DVBBS & MOTi - This Is Dirty Outhere Bros vs Deorro - Boom Boom Vs Rambo (Intheorious Edit) Ariana Grande ft. ZeddBreak - Free Hardwell - Everybody Is In The Place TJR & VINAI - Bounce Generation Calvin Harris - Summer - R3hab & Ummet Ozcan Remix David Guetta ft. Sam Martin - Lovers On The Sun - Showtek Remix Armin Van Buuren - Ping Pong - Hardwell Remix Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, & Like Mike - Tremor (Sensation 2014…
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  • Top 10 Songs about Wealth and Money

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:46 am
    10 – ‘Money, Money, Money’ – (ABBA / 1976) ‘I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay Ain’t it sad And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me That’s too bad In my dreams I have a plan If I got me [&hellip
  • Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dies Aged 71

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Jack Bruce, died on Saturday at his home in Suffolk, England. He was 71. His family announced the death on his website. A spokesman said the cause was liver disease. Bruce became famous in the 1960s as the bassist and lead vocalist for the rock group Cream, teamed with the guitarist Eric Clapton and Ginger [&hellip
  • Gorillaz New Album Coming in 2016 Says Damon Albarn

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Damon Albarn revealed that Gorillaz new album will be potentially out in 2016 and the next The Good, the Bad & the Queen album is already written, and just needs to be recorded. Blur frontman – while touring to support his solo debut album, the excellent ‘Everyday Robots’, which was released in April – gave an [&hellip
  • The Best Daft Punk Wallpapers

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter the ‘humans’ behind the French duo Daft Punk, reached significant popularity in the late 1990s after releasing its critically acclaimed debut album ‘Homework’. In 2001, the release of ‘Discovery’ was even more successful, driven by the club singles ‘One More Time’, ‘Digital Love’, and ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’. After [&hellip
  • Cesária Évora and Paul McCartney Songs Chords

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    Hooray! I have found what I was looking for. Fantastic chords for the song “Scared” by Paul McCartney. I have found chords on other websites before, but they were never quite right. The ones on here, however, are perfect and sound exactly as Sir Paul McCartney would play them, with all the nuances. I definitely recommend [&hellip
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    Home of Hip Hop Videos & Rap Music, News, Video, Mixtapes & more

  • Operation Mockingbird – Repeat (Prod. by Cheatcode)

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Where do we draw the line in terms of free speech? It was not that long ago when our thoughts were largely subdued by those around us, or by the authorities, if our views were radically different from the status quo. Thankfully, the advent of technology has allowed everybody to develop their own platform, a luxury that comes with great responsibility. Operation Mockingbird is named after the alleged 1950s CIA propaganda project, supposedly aimed to influence media for political gain. Production wise, Cheatcode sticks with a head moving, yet off-the-wall at times beat to set the foundation…
  • Cheatcode – Insomnia

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Only in dreams can you live out your every desire. But what are dreams? What is reality? If you spend every waking hour up trying to distinguish the two, you’ll find out that they begin to cross paths. When you reach the end of that long work day and it’s time to hit the lights for some much deserved shuteye, know that “Insomnia” may prey upon you. In this fantasy land free of rules and logic, “You are traveling through another dimension,” as Rod Sterling might say, “a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind.” And what better…
  • Fluent x Chevy Woods – Money Counter (Prod. by J. Cardim)

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    With the weekend finally upon us, it’s time to take a break from work life, kick back and drop some paper. While you might be a baller, a shot caller, or something in between, the high life means that you and your crew don’t have to worry about nothin’. If you’re the kind of guy who’s only problem with having too much dough is running out of rubber bands, you’ll dig, “Money Counter,” the latest from North Carolina’s, Fluent, featuring Taylor Gang’s, Chevy Woods. Over a low bpm, yet sinister trap anthem produced by Flu’s…
  • Sha Money – Can’t Sell Drugs Forever (Mixtape)

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Sha Money is fresh home, and that means one thing, new music. His new music is titled Can’t Sell Drugs Forever, and it’s self explanatory. The project feature Young Sam, Black Deniro, Dark Lo, Rediroc, City Rominiecki and more. Make sure you watch Sha Money’s “Intro” video here. DOWNLOAD: Sha Money – Can’t Sell Drugs Forever (Mixtape)
  • City Rominiecki – T.I.N.A. (This Is Notta Album) (Mixtape)

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    On Dek Entertainment has finally released the long awaited mix-tape from artist/songwriter, City Rominiecki. Included with this is his hit single “Thirsty Thursday.” All 15 songs are originals from this promising artist. DOWNLOAD: City Rominiecki – T.I.N.A. (This Is Notta Album) (Mixtape)
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    The Record Stache

  • Wanderlust Playlist – The Sublime North

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    A few weeks ago, when Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq won the Polaris Prize with her album Animism, Canada’s annual award for the country’s best full-length album of the year, it got me curious as to what other talent might be found in the North – both in Canada and beyond. I mean, that’s some pretty strong Arctic fire-power to be able to beat out Arcade Fire, Drake, and Mac DeMarco, among others. Tanya Tagaq, who is from Nunavut, admits, “It feels like I dial in another frequency. I go to places where I surrender to all that terrifies and excites me.” It sounds like it…
  • 20 Eyes – Other Lover

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Not since Reptar first came onto the scene have I heard anything as eccentric as 20 Eyes. These guys are all over the place with their sound, and it’s awesome! They’ve got this style that’s completely contemporary but seems to pull inspiration from ’90s alt rock bands. Nada Surf and The Offspring come to mind. You know, that pop-rock influenced sound with a punk mentality, bursting with energy and a carefree attitude that can only come out of California. There are even elements of Of Montreal’s showmanship sprinkled around somewhere in there. Yeah, 20 Eyes is…
  • BAILE – Head to Heart

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    It’s been a long wait, but BAILE‘s debut EP is finally here. We were recently treated to a couple of tracks (Don’t Worry and Manic) when the From the Depths EP was announced, and now we’re getting to hear Head to Heart. Much like the rest of BAILE’s catalog, this new one features a nice, chilled out vibe with a hypnotic instrumental and moody vocal samples for added atmosphere. I think it might actually be BAILE singing on this one, which is new to me after a long string of remixes. I’m digging it. The From the Depths EP is out now through Color Station.
  • Halsey – Hurricane

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:44 pm
    So I’ve been slacking, because this new Halsey single released almost a week ago and I missed out on it. Following songs like Ghost and New Americana, Hurricane has its own distinct sound yet fits in nicely along with the previously mentioned tracks. Halsey’s style is completely drenched in contemporary youth culture which makes her music so universally appealing. Listening to one of her songs is like scrolling through a random Tumblr feed. You never know what’s going to roll past your screen next. There’s just layers upon layers of influences and styles mixed into…
  • The Sweet Five #100

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Curated by Stephen I remember starting this journey for The Record Stache a couple of years ago now. Thinking about what would be a cool idea every week, that’s when The Sweet Five started. I based the whole concept around Frank Ocean’s track The Sweet Life (which of course featured in the first ever edition). It was something that I could contribute week after week, with different types of music for everyone to enjoy. Today marks one hundred editions of The Sweet Five, and I couldn’t be prouder of getting to this milestone. So I thought I would treat you, with The Sweet…
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    Right Chord Music » Right Chord Music | Right Chord Music

  • Halloween Special. SPC ECO – Nocturnal (Free download)

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:49 am
    SPC ECO have been working away to get this special Halloween piece, “Nocturnal”, ready in time and it will be available as a free download from 12am (GMT) 31st October on their Bandcamp. It is an epic 16 minute piece – almost four tracks in one – influenced by the Jim Jarmusch film, Only Lovers Left Alive. Fronted by the captivating voice of Rose Berlin and backed by her father – multi-instrumentalist, producer and ex-Curve mastermind Dean Garcia, SPC ECO are preparing for their first vinyl release in early 2015. “Nocturnal” stands in direct contrast…
  • The Daydream Club – Live In London

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    RCM favourites The Daydream Club bring their stunning boy / girl harmonies back to London for a headline show at The Slaughtered Lamb in Farringdon on Saturday November 15th for The Lost Horizons Folk & Acoustic Club. The duo are currently writing a new EP which is expected next Spring. We’ve been lucky enough to hear a few of the demos, and they are sounding incredible! So come along to the Slaughtered Lamb to hear some brand new material, alongside tracks from the Found EP and début album Overgrown. The heat around the band continues to grow following invitations to play a…
  • RCM Exclusive. Normanton Street ‘Much Respect’ EP

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    We are delighted to bring you the exclusive first play of the ‘Much Respect’ EP by Normanton Street. This six track EP fuses heart-melting soul, fast flowing hip-hop, jazz infused guitars, warm bass grooves and memorable saxophone melodies to create one of the most captivating EPs we’ve heard this year. Normanton Streetare a soul/hip hop group based in Brighton fronted by Ned, Nicholson & Phoebe. Quietly they’ve been cementing their stature as one of the most exciting and original British bands on the scene right now. Their début five track EP Much Respect is…
  • Best of Amazing Tunes No 20. Christian Dee

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
      Each week our very own Nick Kavanagh delves into Amazing Radio’s ‘Amazing Tunes’ vault to find and profile one new track or artist. Singer, songwriter and producer Cristiano Dinis Fidalgo Graça (Christian Dee) was born in Portugal in 1992 . He studied classical music, and then started playing different instruments and writing his own songs. He has been playing in rock bands for a number of years and then became interested in electronic music. This feel-good number, with its positive social message will brighten any day. Who said catchy isn’t good?! Christian Dee on Amazing…
  • Mammals – Move Slower

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    Former FSOL featured artist Mammals‘ gorgeous single ‘Move Slower’ builds upon a foundation of folk and indie rock layered with electronic production to create a unique synthesis of sounds. Mammals‘ gorgeous vocal work is enhanced by the song’s sparse arrangements as it glides along like raindrops down a window pane, smoothly unpredictable.
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    Ed Sullivan Show

  • Remembering the Life of Ed Sullivan

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Forty years ago today, Ed Sullivan, who hosted the show that bore his name for over two decades, passed away from esophageal cancer. Ed Sullivan, born a New Yorker in 1901, was for many years part of an elite circle of Broadway columnists who was read by insiders and outsiders alike. In this capacity he made connections with some of the top names in show business. Having already broadcasted on radio, this put Sullivan in a good position to move into the new medium of television. He developed his program, initially called Toast of the Town, with his producer Marlo Lewis and was originally…
  • RIP Joan Rivers (1933-2014)

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

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

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

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

  • She Can Sing Anything

    Edward Reid
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Patti AustinAnother busy week is done and I am still moving forward and working hard. This marks the second consecutive week that I attended a live performance. This is very unusual for me because I rarely attend live performances. Normally I view several videos of live performances in preparation for features in Weekly Music Commentary. This time I got the opportunity to see the outstanding singer/songwriter and longtime musical artist Patti Austin. The concert was part of the University of Miami’s month-long 2014 Festival Miami. In what was truly an intimate setting on the Coral Gables…
  • 43 Years and more?

    Edward Reid
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Earth Wind and FireDo you remember the movie “The Bucket List” starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman? The plot was two older men facing death soon creating a list of things they wanted to accomplish before their demise (or kick the bucket). I think we all could identify with the situation regardless of our age or health. It is a human trait to achieve particular goals, large and small, throughout out lives. I must say that last week was one of those moments in my life. Last Wednesday I went to a live performance of my longtime favorite musical group Earth Wind and Fire. This was not…
  • One More Musical Bridge

    Edward Reid
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Joe SampleI don’t like to start a post with words about the death of another musician. Nevertheless, as with any life experience inevitably death will come. We did lose a legendary and brilliant jazz artist September 14, 2014 in Joe Sample. As a key member of the Jazz Crusaders, Joe Sample along with the rest of the group placed a deep footprint upon the jazz community. I never knew any of the Crusaders to be particularly loquacious, as they all seemed to be humble artists who let their music do most of the talking. Joe Sample did his share of interviews though, always the gentleman, always…
  • Carrying Her Memory With Us

    Edward Reid
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    G.R.L.In our everyday experience of life, the absolute worst tragedy has to be death. Of course, accidental or sudden death that catches us off guard, may depress us a little more than death after a long illness. We also might view the death of children with more sadness than the death of older ones. However, most persons I speak with on the subject are particularly disturbed by the death of young, promising musicians before their talent is fully realized. It seems as if we all were deprived of something and someone very special. I’m sure we all can recall countless talented people who were…
  • More Than a Chance Meeting

    Edward Reid
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    SomeKindaWonderfulA person can never have too many friends! When you really sit down and give it some thought, you find that the statement makes a lot of sense. In fact, it might even be true when thinking about associates, and/or acquaintances. Of course most of us understand the difference between real friends, and those we associate with via school, workplace and sometimes business. Sometimes I reflect upon my high school years as I approached graduation. The feeling of happiness and accomplishment were tempered because I was moving far away from home, where high school classmates and even…
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    Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Music Production Blog

  • Engineer Michael Frondelli On The Latest Inner Circle Podcast

    Bobby Owsinski
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Longtime engineer Michael Frondelli spins some tales from his days at Electric Lady and Capitol Records Studios on the latest Inner Circle Podcast. Michael cut his teeth at Electric Lady, and latter went on to become the VP of Studio Operations at Capitol, and has some great stories to tell.Also on the latest episode I'll discuss the fact that there are no platinum albums so far in 2014 (although that could change with Taylor Swift's new release), and how to overcome loud stage volume when you're mixing live.Remember that you can find the podcast either on iTunes or…
  • Cream "SWLABR" Basic Track Outtakes

    Bobby Owsinski
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The great bassist/vocalist/songwriter Jack Bruce passed away last week so I thought it appropriate to post a tribute to the man. Here's a fascinating look into the making of Cream's "SWLABR" that was recorded in March of 1967 for their Disraeli Gears album. What you'll hear is 4 takes of the song.The song was recorded on 8 track, and what you'll hear is 3 tracks, with the drums in mono on their a single track (as was the technique back then). The first take begins around 2:00.1. It's interesting to listen to the band try to tune up (Bruce and Eric Clapton never quite get there).
  • The World's Largest Subwoofer

    Bobby Owsinski
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    You think you've seen large subwoofers? Yeah, that sub bin with dual 18's is pretty big, and that 32 inch woofer is very impressive, but I don't think the world has seen anything like audio designer Roberto Dell Curti has dreamt up.He's literally built his entire house around this sub, as each channel is 21 foot long and 3 feet deep. Each channel uses eight 18 inch woofers, but there's no word on how much power is used to drive them (I bet a lot). Dell Curti calls it the Real Total Horn.It reportedly can reproduce down to 10Hz! I wonder if this causes the listener to loosen his…
  • 3 Steps To A Quick Onstage Monitor Mix

    Bobby Owsinski
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    It's time to mix a live show and you find you have the thankless job of mixing stage monitors from your front of house position. Don't pull your hair out. Use this quick method to get up and running while keeping the band happy in virtually no time at all.This method assumes there's only one monitor mix instead of multiple mixes. Here's what to do:1. Have everyone in the band raise their hand.2. Tell them to lower their hand as soon they can hear themselves in the monitor.3. Begin to increase the send of each instrument one by one. Continue to increase until the player lowers his hand.
  • Orchestral Conductors Say The Darnedest Things

    Bobby Owsinski
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the powerhouse orchestras on the planet, being labeled as one of the "big 5" (the others are the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Cleveland Orchestra). For 44 years, Eugene Ormandy was the music director and conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, collecting 3 gold records and 2 Grammy awards along the way.He was also quite a character, and for years his remarks were collected by members of the orchestra. To be fair, Ormandy was Hungarian, so English was his second language, but some of his comments…
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    The HoodStash | Downloads daily

  • Joe Budden – Ordinary Love Shit 4 (Running Away)

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    Joe Budden still has girl problems. And on the fourth instalment of his “Ordinary Shit”, he vents to his ex, presumably Tahiry, about their splintered relationship. That’s one thing even Iyanla can’t fix. Joe Budden will be releasing his new EP, Some Love Lost, on November 4th and today he unleashes the first official single from it – the highly anticipated Ordinary Love Shit 4 (Running Away)."Be wanting you close to me/Supposedly, you say you over me/That just come across as a joke to me/'Cause you ain't got the love that expires/Worst case, you'll get tired/Tell your friends I'm a…
  • Makgolompita - Nthoengoelengoe / Dikatse Morao

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:20 am
    The two emcees association started back in high school when they collided in break-time cyphers and battles at the 'The Dome' outside the now defunct Liberty Centre. It was only in 2012 when Bentu.B and Sheke Maca$ha got together to form MKLPT, with the world not ending, the future of Hip Hop was born. Their musical style can best be described as a mixture of Hip Hop and early 90s Kwaito with a splish splash of Jazz and Funk making their sound something out of this world. Both these cats have a wide palette for music and their varied influence comes out of their style. They both have their…
  • CapCity All Stars - TrevorNoah

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:02 am
    Pretoria comes out guns blazing with this brand new joint and steps up to the game to show they not to be taken as a joke, even if their track is titled after a renowned comedian. “Trevor Noah” is a free giveaway from the Cap City All Stars which enlists the talents of Ras, Nveigh, P Dot O, Flex Boogie and Blaklez. This also serves as what to expect as four of the artists on this song are putting final touches to their albums due for release. Over Jay-Z’s “Picasso Baby” beat, the gents let rip!Download Here
  • Ps. Fizzy - Okile Wa Mmona Kae feat Ntate Nature & Pro

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The one half of the Kronic Ablaze that was formed about 8 years ago, and the honcho of Merabe Music has just given us his latest single titled Okile Wa Mmona Kae featuring Ntate Nature & Pro. The young hustler from Welkom is working on full LP Game Time under Merabe Music. You can hit P.S Fizzy on Facebook +27736517860 or email: for bookings. They also have a clothing line Senoko which you can order. My man Justice Valoi #Pause once told us that there’s something here after giving us Kronik Ablaze - Heroez. Download and tell me.Download HereDownload Here
  • Tee.Mok - Ho Jwalo feat. Sakas Pro-Legend

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
    Born Tshepo Mokoena and took the first letter from his name and added with the first 3 letters from his surname to come up with his AKA. This nigga has been rapping for as long as Welkom can remember. From Home Sweet Home to Greener Pastures, From Destructive 4ce to solo route come Ho Jwalo. Listen closely to this struggle from the concrete jungle. Fake friends, empty promises and being exploited by those you think are close and true to youDownload Here
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  • Doubting Thomas Cruise Control- Fidget

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    NYC four-piece Doubting Thomas Cruise Control's latest Jailface EP was birthed in the same recording sessions as the stellar Appleton On. Jailface, the b-side on their forthcoming split with Slushies,is full of dusty lo-fi dirges and half-baked fuzz rock reminiscent of Sebadoh's early tapes. The first taste from DTCC's side is the slow-burning "Fidget" where lead singer Bobby Cardos describes the beginnings of a panic attack before the band bursts into crackling flames brightened by agitated guitar squeals.Songs from Slushies available in the next coming weeks.The Moonchild/Jailface…
  • Post Child- Brain In Two

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Chicago's Post Child keeps churning out feel good nu-grunge/fuzz pop hits that stick, which is why I said towards the end of last year that they'd be a band to keep your ear on in 2014. Their latest infectious cut is the punchy Brain in Two; a pleasant two minute romp through simple yet effective fuzz chords and woo-ooo-ooohs.Available on a split cassingle here
  • Fleeting Youth Records & r/cassetteculture- Blooming (A Fuzz-Fucked Compilation)

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    33 tracks. 33 bands (US, UK, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Australia, Netherlands). 90+ minutes of pure fuzz-rock bliss. This is Blooming-- the latest compilation from Fleeting Youth Records.  IMPOSE said: "Blooming (A Fuzz-Fucked Compilation w. r/cassetteculture) crosses genres with the love of tightly wound magnetic tape and scuzzy guitar sounds. From Lurve’s anthemic scuzz rock to Post Child’s buzzy west coast garage vibes, Vomitface’s neo-grunge and Chat Log’s neck-breaking basement punk, there’s a lot of genuine and powerful songs that make this comp hard not to go back to."Grab…

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    "Slime" snakes around surf and modern-day-garage rock sounds while still highlighting VLMA's signature sound of fuzz-blown guitars and reverberated earworm melodies that sticks to your memory like spank bank material.Pre-Order Here
  • Teribal Anamal- New Creature (Free Album)

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Brooklyn trio Teribal Anamal put out a highly infectious debut album out earlier this year called New Creature. Over 8 cuts, garage rock, post-punk, punk, and new wave elements collide while Jay Reatard/Oblivions-esque vocals lure you in and fill your head with ear worms. I've been playing it over and over.Free downloadNew Creature by Teribal AnamalNew Creature by Teribal Anamal
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    Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • Episode 62 - Joan Armatrading

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    In this episode, Joan Armatrading shares details about her songwriting process and the thinking behind songs like 'Love and Affection', 'Drop the Pilot', 'Like Fire', 'Show Some Emotion', 'Me Myself I', 'I'm Lucky', '(I Love It When You) Call Me Names', 'Kind Words (And A Real Good Heart)', and 'Starlight'.
  • Episode 61 - KT Tunstall

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:37 am
    Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall joins Simon and Brian to chat about the writing of songs like 'Black Horse and the Cherry Tree', 'Suddenly I See', 'Uummannaq Song', 'Fade Like a Shadow', 'Difficulty', and songs from her recent album, Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon. KT also talks extensively about her approach to looping sounds using pedals, techniques for developing new ideas, and her plans for the future.
  • Episode 60 - Chromeo

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

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

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

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Damien Rice as shared his elegantly-titled new track ‘The Greatest Bastard’ Minimalistic and simply-stunning; ‘The Greatest Bastard’ shows Rice’s song writing abilities haven’t waned in the 8-years he’s spent out in the musical wilderness. Take a listen to ‘The Greatest Bastard’ below: By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • In Pictures: The Ting Tings @ XOYO, London 30.10.14

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: Coasts – ‘Wash Away’

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Coasts have unveiled ‘Wash Away’ the second track to be lifted from their forthcoming ‘A Rush Of Blood EP’ and its quite possibly for the closest thing you’ll get to a sultry ballad from them… but don’t be fooled, from slow-humble beginnings ‘Wash Away’ explodes into life ending with an epic, stadium sized crescendo. Take a listen to ‘Wash Away’ below: By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Parquet Courts join forces with PC Worship to create the super-group ‘PCPC’

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
  • In Interview: Lucius

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Indie-pop five-piece Lucius are on fire, possibly helped by the fact that they’re one of the most grateful bands in the music industry. They’re currently touring their debut album Wildewoman, spreading the word along the way that they’ve already made a start on its follow up. We caught up with Lucius when they stopped by the Islington Assembly Hall, witnessing the anticipation burst from the crowd into the venue’s vast ventricle before the first beat was even struck. It happened at the moment matching frontwomen – Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig – stormed the stage in…
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    Weekly Podcast

  • 'In Our Band' by Kentish Fire

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    Kentish Fire is a four piece synth-pop band from Camden, London. Their sound can be described as a mix of indie rock The post 'In Our Band' by Kentish Fire appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • ARTIST FEATURE: Alice Sungurov

    Christopher Russell
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Fifteen year-old Alice Sungurov had a trickier start than some. Diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder at the age of four, she was The post ARTIST FEATURE: Alice Sungurov appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • ARTIST FEATURE: Dimestore Prophets

    Christopher Russell
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:42 am
    Washington’s Dimestore Prophets are proponents of a musical style dubbed simply “feel good”. Essentially, these are three easy-livin’ guys who take themselves The post ARTIST FEATURE: Dimestore Prophets appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Love Speak

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Long Island singer Ann-dee’s follow-up album to “The Fabrique,” is called “Love Speak,” and she says it was conceived from the notion The post Love Speak appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
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  • Damien Rice unveils ‘The Greatest Bastard’

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Damien Rice as shared his elegantly-titled new track ‘The Greatest Bastard’ Minimalistic and simply-stunning; ‘The Greatest Bastard’ shows Rice’s song writing abilities haven’t waned in the 8-years he’s spent out in the musical wilderness. Take a listen to ‘The Greatest Bastard’ below: By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • In Pictures: The Ting Tings @ XOYO, London 30.10.14

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: Coasts – ‘Wash Away’

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Coasts have unveiled ‘Wash Away’ the second track to be lifted from their forthcoming ‘A Rush Of Blood EP’ and its quite possibly for the closest thing you’ll get to a sultry ballad from them… but don’t be fooled, from slow-humble beginnings ‘Wash Away’ explodes into life ending with an epic, stadium sized crescendo. Take a listen to ‘Wash Away’ below: By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Parquet Courts join forces with PC Worship to create the super-group ‘PCPC’

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
  • In Interview: Lucius

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Indie-pop five-piece Lucius are on fire, possibly helped by the fact that they’re one of the most grateful bands in the music industry. They’re currently touring their debut album Wildewoman, spreading the word along the way that they’ve already made a start on its follow up. We caught up with Lucius when they stopped by the Islington Assembly Hall, witnessing the anticipation burst from the crowd into the venue’s vast ventricle before the first beat was even struck. It happened at the moment matching frontwomen – Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig – stormed the stage in…
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    Rock.It Boy Entertainment


    Siren D
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
      By Siren D The most fun, fantastic and freaky time of the year is here. We put on our witch, ghost & goblin costumes and dress to impress for the countless parties, shows and festivals that come with celebrating Halloween. Over the years, a few artists have made songs specifically for the scariest night of the year while others pretty much look like they are dressed for it year round. Here’s a list of  Halloween themed songs, videos and costumes. Do you have a favourite song, etc. that reminds you of ‘Devil’s Night’? Share it with us! And don’t be…
  • Pioneers in Music (Thanksgiving Special)

    Siren D
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:58 pm
    By Siren D Thanksgiving is around the corner and it’s the time of year we are reminded to reflect on the things we are thankful for in life (I have many to choose from, living here in Canada).  Music is always a thought in my head, whether its conscious or subconscious, it’s never too far away in my mind, so while giving thanks, I thought about those ever important people who were the pioneers in their musical genre. Its hard to call any one individual the founder of a type of music as music is as old as mankind itself. We may never know who the original creators were but we can…

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  • Run The Jewels 2

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Many of you may have already grabbed this, but if you missed it Run The Jewels 2 is now out and available as a free download. The new full-length from the magical pairing of El-P and Killer Mike lives up to it’s much-hyped predecessor in every way. So, what you waiting for? Grab it now at the group’s site here.
  • Mix Master Mike – “Voltron (stand by)”

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    We haven’t heard much from Mix Master Mike lately, but have no fear turntablism fans, his latest track “Voltron (stand by)” surely proves that the man hasn’t lost a thing on the wheels of steel. The new single from the Serial Wax Killer is available as a free download so you can rock your next party right.
  • Video: Robert Glasper Experiment – “I Stand Alone (feat Common & Patrick Stump)”

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Here is the latest video from Robert Glasper and crew off his Black Radio 2 album, this one for the Common and Patrick Stump collaboration “I Stand Alone.” The great tune now has a great video that includes cameos (thanks to an invitation from the fine folks over at Okayplayer) from fans and musicians talking about how and why they do, indeed, stand alone. A few notable names who show up include Dave Chappelle, Ma Dukes, Trombone Shorty, Thundercat, Dianne Reeves, Gregory Porter, Christian Scott and Just Blaze. Watch the video below and, if you haven’t yet, grab a copy…
  • Stream Black Milk’s New Album Now

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Prior to it’s October 28th release date you can now stream Black Milk’s new record If There’s A Hell Below in full over at the New York Times website here. If you need more convincing, check out the great track “Gold Piece” featuring Bun B below for a taste before kicking back and enjoying the album in full. Vinyl and digital pre-orders are happening over at his Bandcamp site now.
  • Jay Rock – “Parental Advisory”

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    How about a new Jay Rock tune, his first in almost a year?  Please and thank you.  Enjoy.
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    Style of Sound

  • Midweek Mixtape from Nick Stoynoff

    John Noi
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    We’re always glad to hear Chicago DJ/producer Nick Stoynoff’s mixes. In this particular promo mix, Nick starts off the mix at a slow pace with a track by Stimming and gradually ... Read More The post Midweek Mixtape from Nick Stoynoff appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • French Electronic Duo Kuage | A Part of You

    John Noi
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The French electronic duo Kuage have recently announced their hotly anticipated ‘A Part of You’ EP, an excursion into electronic niceness. The talented pair have already shown off their skills ... Read More The post French Electronic Duo Kuage | A Part of You appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Premiere: Audio District’s New Single ‘Reach For The Sky’

    John Noi
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    We recently came across a talented trio called Audio District from Copenhagen. Their sound is something like a brilliant mix between A-ha and Phoenix, meaning you can count on plenty ... Read More The post Premiere: Audio District’s New Single ‘Reach For The Sky’ appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Autumn Leaves Mixtape by Tokyo’s Boys Get Hurt

    John Noi
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Rather enjoying the ‘Autumn Leaves’ mixtape from Tokyo’s very own Boys Get Hurt. The mix is reminding us of just how good this weekend was and hopefully your’s too. Tracklisting: ... Read More The post Autumn Leaves Mixtape by Tokyo’s Boys Get Hurt appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • People of Nothing | Haircut the Grass Video

    John Noi
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm People of Nothing is a cold wave/indie music project started by Parisian Florian Chombart. Following the release of an EP through the French indie label Anywave in 2013 and a ... Read More The post People of Nothing | Haircut the Grass Video appeared first on Style of Sound.
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    Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither

  • Behind the EP – “Lump of Coal”

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    “Simple” is often a relative term. When you look at the end product – in this case, the new six-song EP – you might think, “that’s a nice, simple little record”. It is, and like my last full-length CD, “Starlite… Read more → The post Behind the EP – “Lump of Coal” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #139: Keith Greeninger’s “Soul Connection”

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    Click here to listen to the interview with Keith Greeninger (time = 53:00) Local songwriter Keith Greeninger is no stranger to “Songs and Stories”. He first appeared here way back in 2008 on episodes #27 and #28 when he released the “Glorious… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #139: Keith Greeninger’s “Soul Connection” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Behind the Video: “Roselle”

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

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

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

  • The Great Wide Somewhere

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
      Two weeks ago I was invited on an after-hours tour of Canada’s Library of Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario. Built between 1859 and 1876, the Library is the only original remaining part of the Centre Block of Parliament – the rest burned down in a fire in 1916. The Library was saved thanks to a fast-thinking clerk and a pair of steel doors. I only visited the Library of Parliament once before, on a Girl Guide field trip to Ottawa when I was 10 years old. I was awed by its Victorian High Gothic beauty; it reminded me of the Beast’s library in Disney’s 1991 animated film Beauty and…
  • Night of Triffids

    14 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Nightfest, Floriade, Canberra, ACT Has anyone read The Night Circus? Author Erin Morgenstern depicts a magical world, hidden in plain view of Victorian England. Her writing illustrates a traveling, black-tented circus that only opens at night. Using magic (unbeknownst to the naïve and stunned 19th century English), the Night Circus travels around, creating a phantasmagorical oasis from whatever frosted barley fields it pops up from. This was what Nightfest was like; a temporary mix of flora and illumination coming together to amaze children and adults alike. Fire breathers, mimes and…
  • We Know The Moves

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

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

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

  • Uke Battle!

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    The post Uke Battle! appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • Ukulele strumming rhythm–a different way of looking at rhythm

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Do you have a hard figuring strum patterns and rhythm on your ukulele? No promises, but this is a very different way of thinking about the way rhythm works–a different way of seeing it altogether. A very nicely put together video–take a look! The post Ukulele strumming rhythm–a different way of looking at rhythm appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • The Lake Song

    11 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    A short song about a big lake with an incredibly long name! Free song sheet download. The post The Lake Song appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • A uke lesson from an 8-year-old

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    My son is eight and until last night, has done everything in the most straightforward fashion. The quickest path between any two points was the path for him. Which often would mean crashing through furniture, banging off walls. Even school work was direct and to the point. No extra time spent beyond the very basics called for. But something changed ... Read More The post A uke lesson from an 8-year-old appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • Get Better at Ukulele Strumming–free video workshop

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

  • Newest Latest Instagram

    Les Witherspoon
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Greetings.Alas, newest Instagram post is farewell to beautiful downtown Burbank. S'long.Beautiful downtown Burbank. #loveA photo posted by Les (@leswitherspoon) on Oct 10, 2014 at 6:43am PDT
  • Latest Instagram Post

    Les Witherspoon
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Greetings.Newest Instagram post. Dawn over Burbank. #loveA photo posted by Les (@leswitherspoon) on Oct 10, 2014 at 6:57am PDT
  • New Instagram pic from Salem

    Les Witherspoon
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Greetings.Just wanted to push newest Instagram pic out there. Lovely time.LoadingEarly morn Salem. Peace & calm. View on Instagram
  • Witherspoon Merchandise ETC

    Les Witherspoon
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Greetings.Got a nice email back from my fav blogger Jan L who liked her new Witherspoon T that we sent her.  Always happy to hear good news from someone. If interested check out our Merch site below; again for visiting.
  • Sally's Song music video now on youtube

    Les Witherspoon
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Greetings to all.We are happy to announce that our cover of SALLY'S SONG from the excellent film Nightmare Before Christmas is now on Youtube and available for immediate viewing pleasure.So hope you enjoy it. We loved putting it together as we are huge Burton fans.Thanks again.
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    Radio Crowdfund

  • That’s a Wrap: Music Crowdfunding is Toast

    9 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    It’s been a great run, but the time has come to close down the Radio Crowdfund shop. I simply can’t find decent music on Kickstarter or Indiegogo any longer and PledgeMusic is a thinly veiled old school record label doing a great job of administering album pre-sales and laying off the development costs on the bands and artists they carefully select to participate. And I can’t find any good music there, either. Bottom line is that I feel like I’ve witnessed the rise and fall of music crowdfunding over the last 18 months. It used to be easy to find great new artists and…
  • Dead Air, Bike Thief, Flannel Graph

    2 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    #77. Zero, zip, nada. Nothing worth reviewing this week — over 700 campaigns on Kickstarter, a few hundred more on Indiegogo. All shyte. So… this post contains two great songs by bands previously reviewed here who have crowdfunded their latest music, both efforts released in the last month. Let’s see what happens next week. First, let’s check out campaign updates, see who’s made it and who needs it. NOT QUITE YET > HARE AND THE HOUNDS: $2480 of $2500, 1 day. Who’s got a twenty? > MARIE DANIELLE:  $2200 of $2500, 9 days. Very close. CROWDFUNDED CREATIONS BIKE…
  • Marie Danielle, Here Comes the Reign Again

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:56 pm
    #76. It was nip and tuck until literally a few hours ago. Over 700 campaigns on Kickstarter and nothing was coming even close. And don’t get me started on Crowdfunded Creations that have yet to be freakin’ created, after many months and many thousands of $$$. But… I finally found a very fresh flower (sorry for the Fs) — only two songs on Soundcloud to her credit. And I’ve got Here Comes the Reign! Indie bands cover ’80s British classics? You don’t want to miss this. Let’s check out campaign updates, see who’s made it and who needs it. IN…
  • Flannel Graph, Hare and the Hounds

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

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

  • How To Write A Song

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:37 am
    One of the most difficult questions to answer accurately is How to write a song. Should I tackle the lyrics or the melody first? The simple answer is “it depends on what you find comes easier or possibly the most natural. Alternatively, some song writers will start with a guitar riff and put the melody line around it, or, alternatively the lyrics. Many songs are created by trial and error by playing and experimenting with chords, lyrics and melody lines all being fired off in unison. I find melody lines come easiest, with some hooks and the basis of what the song will eventually sound like…
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela

    26 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    This is my new Sunday morning wake-up. Uplifting and inspirational. I can’t believe I only just came across this fantastic duo. Even if this isn’t your kind of music, you have to admire the talent. Let me know what you think…
  • Experience Hendrix

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    The 18th October saw the final gig of the 2014 “Experience Hendrix” tour at The Fox Theatre in Oakland CA. Sixteen musicians graced the tour, including founder of heavy metal band Black Label Society and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zak Wylde. Jimi Hendrix is essential education for all guitarists and he played in a time before guitar pedals, before proper amplification even. Pre-Hendrix distortion wasn’t even a thing. His four year career redefined the whole culture of guitar playing and how society saw and heard the guitar. Zak Wylde described it as like watching a black-and-white…
  • Pentatonic Substitution

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    The minor pentatonic scale is probably the most well known scale to modern guitar players, it’s simple shape is easy to remember and comfortable to navigate across the guitar. For that reason, it is incredibly useful, especially during improvisation. However, we only really scrape the surface on the usefulness of this scale, and this article provide another use for us to explore. Pentatonic substitution is the process of superimposing the minor pentatonic scale over an alternative degree of an underlying chord in a given progression. The effect of this is that we highlight certain…
  • Freshman Guitars: Review

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    So, we were at NAMM, and one of the first stands we visited was Freshman Guitars. The aesthetics, quality and sounds of these guitars is very impressive. Plus the passion and enthusiasm of the Freshman team really make these guitars stand out.  Andy just had to play one (in fact he played them all) and he believes that the guitar he reviews in the video (one of Freshman’s Apollo series) is one of the best on the market for the price, that will, probably, be the second guitar you will purchase – as a step up from the one you learnt on as a beginner.  These guitars are…
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  • Do Re Mi Isn’t Just Child’s Play: How Solfege Training Can Improve Your Ear

    Erin Paul
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Solfa is a powerful framework for recognising notes by ear, which lets you improvise and play by ear easily. This training series will teach you how to do it. Continue reading →Related posts:Solfeggio and Ear Training (Shelle Soelberg) An Approach to Ear Training Interval Ear Training: What’s the point?
  • Learn To Sing With The New SingTrue App

    Christopher Sutton
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    SingTrue is the new personal singing tutor app for iPhone. Even if you're worried about being tone deaf or unmusical, SingTrue can help you discover your voice. Continue reading →Related posts:Announcing SingTrue: the app which can teach anybody to sing in tune How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune Learn to sing in tune: with Tune It Up!
  • Vocal Control: and How To Improve Yours

    Jenny Green
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Vocal control is essential for all singers to learn. Here are the key factors in vocal control and some exercises you can use to practise and improve yours. Continue reading →Related posts:3 Singing Exercises to Improve Your Vocal Pitching The 16 Keys to a Good Singing Voice Learning to Sing: The First Lesson
  • Announcing SingTrue: the app which can teach anybody to sing in tune

    Christopher Sutton
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Announcing SingTrue: the new iPhone app which trains your mind, ears and voice to help you become a pitch-perfect singer and creative, confident musician. Continue reading →Related posts:How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune Learn to sing in tune: with Tune It Up! The Choir Who Can’t Sing (George Bevan)
  • Becoming a Singer: Lessons Learned

    Nick Long
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Singing is something every musician should consider a core part of developing their musicianship. Nick explains why studying with a teacher is often the best course. Continue reading →Related posts:Isn’t it time you learned to sing? Why every musician must be a singer too Learning to Sing: The First Lesson
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  • Blogging U.’s Photo 101 Course: Post a Photo a Day

    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    On The Daily Post, we host the popular Weekly Photo Challenge each Friday, and we’re always excited to see your snapshots from all over the world. We thought a free photoblogging course mixing the spirit of these photo challenges with bite-sized shooting tips would be a fun way to get you taking pictures and meeting your daily posting goals. Introducing Blogging U.’s Photography 101 course Photography 101 is an intro-level course, open to all. You might be a totally new blogger, an amateur photographer, a veteran photo challenge participant, or a pro-shooter. Or, you may be…
  • 2014 Midterm Elections, Get Out The Vote!

    Peter Slutsky
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Since 2004, WordPress has set out with an ambitious goal in mind — to democratize publishing and put state-of-the-art tools in front of publishers both large and small across the planet. We believe strongly in this vision because when more people have access to powerful tools on the web, that in-turn empowers them to do great things and publish amazing content. We feel the same way when it comes to democratizing, well, democracy — and in just a few weeks, citizens across the United States will have a unique opportunity to flex their political muscle and vote in the 2014 Midterm…
  • The NaMos are Coming! The NaMos are Coming!

    Michelle W.
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    November is one week away, and that means NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo are, too! If you’ve been thinking about reinvigorating your blogging or are finally ready to stop procrastinating on that book you’ve always wanted to write, these two great events (and communities) can give you the jolt of motivation you need. NaMo what now? NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo are short for “National Novel Writing Month” and “National Blog Posting Month,” respectively. In the first, writers commit to writing a 50,000-word novel between November 1 and November 30; in the second, to…
  • New Themes: Minnow and Cols

    Tammie Lister
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’re happy to introduce two brand new free themes today! Minnow Designed by Mel Choyce, Minnow is a light, simple theme that puts your social presence front and center. A social links menu is displayed prominently below the site title and logo, so readers can easily find you on your favorite social networks. When activated, the optional Custom Menu or Widget area appear in a slide-out sidebar, making secondary content accessible while keeping the focus on your content. Learn more about the free Minnow theme at the Theme Showcase, or preview it by going to Appearance → Themes. Cols…
  • Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 7

    Mark Armstrong
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Here it is! A new collection of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress. As always, you can find our past collections here. You can follow Longreads on for more daily reading recommendations, or subscribe to our free weekly email. Publishers, writers, you can share links to your favorite essays and interviews (over 1,500 words) on Twitter (#longreads) and on by tagging your posts longreads. 1. What Happens When a Veteran High School Teacher Becomes a Student for the Day Grant Wiggins “I waited fourteen years to do something that I should have done my…
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    AudioCred: Indie, Rap, Rock Music Blog

  • Missing A Beat?

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    If you are looking for a rich sound in your music, then consider a bass guitar. These guitars give a deep sound that won’t be missed by the audience. Boutique bass guitars are ideal for those who want to play alone. They are also good if you want to display a guitar on a wall or in a cabinet, only playing it on special occasions. There are other benefits to a bass guitar that you might not think about. This is an instrument that is usually easy to master. It can be a little hard to get started playing, but once you learn all of the chords and the sounds that it can make, then you will…
  • Capture The Magic Of Live Concerts

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The concert has always been magical for fans of every type of music. It’s an artist in their purest, rawest form, brought to life on a stage in front of adoring fans. Photographers are almost always brought into this equation to capture the many moments that bands or solo artists want to share with fans after the event is over. Years from now, it’s something to look back on fondly. Photographers vary in quality, service variety, and capabilities. Businesses like Rockstar Photography are widely known for their full menu of services and ability to capture not just live concert…
  • Cavalera Conspiracy – ‘Pandemonium’ Album Review

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Of recent years one of the most heart-warming collaborations has surely been Cavalera Conspiracy. Estranged by the catastrophic split between the members of Sepultura that took place post-‘Roots’ all the way back in 1996, it seemed impossible that the…
  • Slipknot – ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ Album Review

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    A lot can change in six years. It was 2008 when Slipknot released ‘All hope is gone’, a varied album which offered vast promise but struggled to live up the malevolent experimentation of ‘Vol. III: The subliminal verses’.With band members taking a well-deserved…
  • 5 Components Of Your Wind Instrument You Don’t Want To Skimp On

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Wind instruments make up a large portion of bands and orchestras. This large family of instruments is generally broken down into two large subsets known as brass instruments and woodwind instruments. Brass instruments include instruments such as trumpets, tubas, and trombones. Woodwind instruments are comprised of instruments such as clarinets, saxophones, and flutes. Each family has a distinct look and sound. Each instrument has its own role to play in the overall band or orchestra. Regardless of the instrument you play or wish to play, there are some key components that you don’t want to…
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  • EP REVIEW : Rhodes – ‘Home EP’

    Paul Smith
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    Tense nervous headache? Tough day in the office? The kids are still up and it’s gone 20:30? I think i may have just the thing for you and for once it doesn’t come in a bottle. 25 year old Hertfordshire musician Rhodes is set to release his second EP ‘Home’ on October 19th and it’s soothing content is just the tonic for such day-to-day dramas. While the tracks offer a sense of tranquility they also lend to a fairly sombre affair. There are no tracks here that demand slick dance floor moves or a jagger-esque stage swagger but clearly that’s not what…
  • Heaven show announced for Deptford Goth + new video for ‘Two Hearts’

    Paul Smith
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Following the sell out of the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) show in a couple of weeks (Wednesday 19th November), Deptford Goth has announced a new London show at Heaven on Thursday 26th February 2015. Tickets are on sale now. In celebration of his second LP ‘Songs’ being released in a matter of weeks, Daniel Woolhouse (Mr Goth) shares a heartfelt video to accompany current single, ‘Two Hearts’. Co-directed by Daniel and Aneil Karia you can now view the video in all it’s break-of-dawn glory (above). ‘Songs’ will be released on 3rd November 2014 and is the follow up to…
  • Weaves share new single ‘Shithole’. Listen to it here

    Paul Smith
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    Toronto pop eccentrics Weaves premiere their most immediate single to date ‘Shithole’ (out 20th October 2014, via Buzz Records). Having only released one EP and playing live as a band for little over a year, Weaves have quickly become an internationally buzzed about band. They were recently chosen as Rolling Stone’s “Band To Watch,” and have shared the stage with Constantines, Tune-Yards and Austra, playing such venues as Massey Hall and The Phoenix. Their critically acclaimed debut EP was produced by Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Super Furry Animals) and…
  • BOOM! : Varick – ‘We All Know the Rest’

    Paul Smith
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Varick’s first EP titled ‘Boundless’ is set to release on November 4th of this year. ‘We All Know the Rest’ is taken from the EP and has the privilege of being todays GIGsoup Track of the Day. The track has a wonderful 90’s-esque synth sound with a sold beat that builds to chaotic and breathtaking climax. Throughout are the delicate vocals and and attention to detail that make this such an addictive release. Keith Varick has been composing and playing piano since the age of 6, eventually studying music theory and composition. He later left college and moved…
  • BOOM! : OhBoy! – ‘God, Look after the Quiet Kid’

    Paul Smith
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    This new track from ‘OhBoy!’ didn’t so much as creep under the radar at GIGsoup, it actually flung the radar across the room and damn-right demanded to be heard. ‘God, Look after the Quiet Kid’ is the first track to be taken from the bands ‘EP#2′ which is set to be released on the 20th October 2014. It’s a wonderful 3 minutes of distorted pop-rock that has musical swagger all of its own, and is quite easily the hottest track around at the moment. The band are also developing a ever-growing fan-base with their exciting live shows, and their own…
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  • weekend thoughts...

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Happy Halloween AND Happy Friday! Is this the best weekend ever or what? Grab a bucket of candy corn and get clicking on some of our favorite links and jams to kick off your spooky scary weekend!Your Weekend Jam: Golden Pony put out another perfect remix just in time for Halloween. Rock out to their remix of “Psycho Killer” by The Talking Heads as you throw your costume on tonight!TIOJ Thoughts:Pairing Halloween candy with favorite wines -- important for tonight, and even more so when all the candy goes on sale tomorrow!!Need a pre-game while you get ready for Halloween party…
  • {PLAYLIST} halloween 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Happy Halloweeeeeen, you halloweenies! We love this spooky scary holiday around these parts (as evidenced by our Halloweens of past, found here and here and here), and this year is no different. But what is different is that we're narrowing our focus to just wolves. Move over, skeletons -- when it comes to Halloween creatures, wolves just may be the spookiest.viaPress play below for some wolf-inspired jams, including the classic "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah":
  • {PLAYLIST} best of october 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    October was a busy one for us! With the changing of the leaves came new music and new concert correspondents in our life. In October, we:Chatted with the incredible Arum Rae before she graced DC with her presence.Interviewed RAC before checking out their live show in NY and DC!Introduced new concert correspondents who recapped Tiny Ruins and Sharon Von Etten, RAC with Penguin Prison, and Belle Brigade and The Head and the Heart.Went to some shows of our own including Generationals, Young The Giant, and CMJ Music Marathon!!some october favorites from instagramAnd in October, we jammed to:"Take…
  • {THROWBACK} "i put a spell on you"

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Happy (almost) Halloween you goblins and ghouls!Did you guys know that She & Him did a cover of this song?? No? Me either! Until now...
  • a comment on the new one direction video for "steal my girl"

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    The other day I received the following gchat from Kristen:Kristen: swear to god, and this is a sentence i never thought i'd type before, but i think the sumo wrestler we met is in the new one direction videoTurns out, she's totally correct! The sumo wrestler we met years ago at sushi and sake event at Living Social's 918 F Street (RIP) stars in the new, ever so ridiculous One Direction video "directed" by non other than Danny DeVito. Watch the video below then click ahead to see the photographic evidence!Click ahead for confirmation that we are now only one degree of…
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    The Standing "O" Project Singer/Songwriter Podcast

  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Don Richmond / Bettman & Halpin / Carrie Elkin

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The October 27, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Don Richmond performing "No Borders," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing Bettman & Halpin, and the Carrie Elkin performing "Lift Up The Anchor." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Tracy Newman / Sam Baker / Leni Stern African Trio

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    The October 20, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Tracy Newman And The Reinforcements performing "Fire Up The Weed," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing Sam Baker, and the Leni Stern African Trio performing "Dakan." 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…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Grant Peeples / John Dillon / Arlene Kole

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The October 13, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Grant Peeples performing "Searching For A Sign," Creativity Corner insight from John Dillon, and a Laugh O' The Day with Arlene Kole. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - The Keller Sisters / Michael Shenkman / Herbert Gronemeyer

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    The October 6, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features The Keller Sisters performing "The Rock Bottom," Creativity Corner insight from Michael Shenkman, and a Laugh O' The Day with Herbert Gronemeyer. 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…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Heather Pierson / Eric Maisel / Trout Fishing In America

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    The September 29, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Heather Pierson performing "The Hard Work Of Living," Creativity Corner insight from Eric Maisel, and a Laugh O' The Day with Trout Fishing In America. 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…
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    Crooked Manners

  • The Ultimate Guide to Vinyl: Buying a Turntable, Used Records, and More

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    While vinyl records might have been before your time, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a needle hitting the groove, even in an age where the iPod is already old hat. Newcomers to the scene have a lot to get familiar with when buying a record player, learning about its parts, and knowing how to hunt for used record. Let’s start off with the basics of records 101: 1. What is the best kind of record player? Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Belt-Drive Table Depending on how you’re going to be using your turntable, you basically have one of two options, depending on how you will use…
  • New SpongeBob SquarePants Trailer Released

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    It’s hard to believe that SpongeBob has been on the air for 15 years now. The beloved Nickelodeon show has has had 10 seasons, over 200 episodes and one feature film. To commemorate the burger flipping  porifera Nickelodeon is set to release the second film of the Spongebob franchise in 2015. Here is the trailer, for SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water featuring 3D renderings of our favorite characters including Spongebob, Squidward, Patrick and Sandy. Spongebob has always been loved by children and adults alike. With  a mixture of absurd comedy and fun animation Spongebob is…
  • Red Beard Brew Bars Combine Beer & Soap

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Red Beard Brew Bars are the latest & greatest thing to hit the showers. Just don’t eat the thing — it’s supposed to keep you clean. Here’s how. Men probably don’t give much mind to keeping their skin healthy but the Brew Bar is superfood for the outside of your body. Created from essential oils including avocado, coconuts, and oils and one very special ingredient — home brewed beer. No frilly stuff here, the soap doesn’t come packed with any artificial fragrances or chemicals. It’s like the difference between a crappy domestic and beer and…
  • ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Cast & ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Sequel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Celebrities including Paul Rudd, Corey Stoll, Chris Hemsworth, and more adorned the San Diego Comic-Con this past week, as Marvel fans gathered in the H Hall to catch a glimpse of what’s to come from the comic book colossus. As 7,000 fans crowded into the ballroom, they had no idea they’d be able to catch a glimpse of the upcoming Marvel films, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” along with getting to talk with a panel that included most of the cast from the new flick. Fans were most excited to see things like Captain America’s shattered shield, new armor for the Hulk,…
  • The Best Cooking Channels on YouTube

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    With shows like Hell’s Kitchen and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown becoming wildly successful cooking has become a bigger at-home hobby than ever before in the United States. With the advent of the internet, virtually anyone can become a decent cook. A couple days ago the the community of r/cooking on Reddit compiled a list of the best cooking channels on YouTube to help amateurs become Gordon Ramsays themselves! Here are the top choices. Food Wishes with Chef John I have been watching Chef John for ages. The first time I ever made homemade pizza I used his California Pizza…
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  • Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    I want this remix played at my  birthday party, my wedding, my funeral…. everywhere. I want this song playing always. I’m not particularly hot on DJs. Don’t get me wrong, I listen to Tiesto when... Read more
  • Kendrick Lamar – i

    Camille Dehne
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:33 pm
    K. Dot is back on the map with his newly-released single, “i.” After nearly two years of silence, Kendrick Lamar graces us with an upbeat, soulful song that is destined to be at the top... Read more
  • iLoveMakonnen – Tuesday featuring Drake (Remix)

    Camille Dehne
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    If you missed it, the one and only Drizzy Drake jumped on iLoveMackonnen’s “Club Going Up on a Tuesday” this week. At this point, Drake can jump on any song and make the girls swoon.... Read more

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    And we’re back…… after a brief hiatus SSBD is happy to once again be a part of the Austin music interwebs. And lucky us, SSBD’s return just so happens to coincide with a fresh release from... Read more
  • SXSW Wishlist

    10 Mar 2014 | 8:48 pm
    As the tech nerds begin to pack their bags (which are presumably ten pounds heavier in koozie weight) its time for Short Sleeve Button Down to turn its attention to the part of SXSW that... Read more
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    Where It's A-T

  • Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Creating Musical Scores – Video Games Present Different Challenges Than Film and TV, Part 1

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    This is the seventh installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank looks at how scoring for video games differs from scoring for film and TV. If you missed Frank’s previous post on incorporating analog elements into the digital studio, you can read it here. The Video Game industry is big […]The post Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Creating Musical Scores – Video Games Present Different Challenges Than Film and TV, Part 1 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Audio-Technica Presents ‘How To Mic A Zombie’

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Zombies exist solely in the realm of fiction — or DO they? Audio-Technica thinks it better to be safe than sorry. Surviving in a zombie apocalypse relies on preparedness in every aspect of life — even microphone technique. In this spooky video, Audio-Technica teaches you “How to Mic a Zombie.” Sit back, enjoy, and remember […]The post Audio-Technica Presents ‘How To Mic A Zombie’ appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Getting the Best of Both Worlds: Digital with Analog, Part 2

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    This is the sixth installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank continues to examine how adding analog elements to digital recording can positively affect the result. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. After running our mics through tube pre’s, we then look to plugins to help […]The post Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Getting the Best of Both Worlds: Digital with Analog, Part 2 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Audio-Technica’s Summer Sonic 2014 Interview Part 2: Bruce Danz & “Shirt”

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    We’re excited to bring you part two of our interview with the legendary audio engineers, Bruce Danz and Dave “Shirt” Nichols from Summer Sonic 2014. If you missed part one of our interview with Bruce and Shirt, you can read it here. It just so happens that you both like Audio-Technica, which makes everybody’s job […]The post Audio-Technica’s Summer Sonic 2014 Interview Part 2: Bruce Danz & “Shirt” appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Getting the Best of Both Worlds: Digital with Analog, Part 1

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    This is the fifth installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank discusses adding analog aspects to digital recording. If you missed Frank’s previous post on the role of the music producer, you can read it here. For a great while now, people have been making music digitally. Whether they transitioned […]The post Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Getting the Best of Both Worlds: Digital with Analog, Part 1 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
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  • Jessie Ware at the Tower Theater

    Lilian Min
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Jessie Ware’s sophomore album “Tough Love” dropped on Tuesday, and on first listen, it seems like a natural extension of her critically-acclaimed debut “Devotion.”... The post Jessie Ware at the Tower Theater appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Belle and Sebastian at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel

    Lilian Min
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    With a career about to settle into its second decade, the Scottish indie folk outfit Belle & Sebastian are the kind of band whose... The post Belle and Sebastian at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Karen O at the Masonic Lodge

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

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

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

  • Croatia Rocks to launch in 2015

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    Ibiza Rocks will celebrate their 10th anniversary next summer with the launch of Croatia Rocks Festival. Croatia’s Zcre Beach will welcome some of the hottest acts around between 20th – 23rd July for the inaugural Croatia Rocks. A selection of DJs, new exciting acts and world renowned headliners will feature on a diverse line-up that will also include a programme of beach and boat parties across the whole of the festival. Shane Murray, Brand Director, Ibiza Rocks said: “This is a genuinely exciting move for Ibiza Rocks and marks a significant new chapter in our story as we reach 10.
  • Don Broco to play Dr Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING show

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Dr Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING Tour has announced the London date of the tour will take place at Our Black Heart in Camden with Don Broco headlining the show. The venue will play host to Don Broco with support from Lonely The Brave for an intimate night of music on 28th November. The #STANDFORSOMETHING tour has already seen Funeral For A Friend perform in Edinburgh, Eagulls play in Cardiff and last week, We Are The Ocean rock out in Liverpool. Don Broco, who formed in 2008, will be sure to bring another high-energy show to the 150 capacity venue and when asked what the alternative rockers…
  • Indiana shares new track 'Jack'

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    Indiana has shared the new track ‘Jack’ from her forthcoming debut album ‘No Romeo’ to coincide with the start of her UK tour. The new track is a burst of dark electro pop complete with an infectious chorus whilst acting as a contemporary ode to Jack The Ripper and will feature the Nottingham-born musicians debut album which will be released on 19th January. The 13-track album ‘No Romeo’ has already been previewed with the singles ‘Solo Dancing’, ‘Heart On Fire’ and ‘Bound’ which all hold their own magic to create an intriguing and compelling alternative pop sound. The…
  • Union J announce new album 'You Got It All'

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    Union J have announced their second studio album ‘You Got It All’ will be released on 8th December. The 14-track album ‘You Got It All’ will feature the new single of the same name which will be released on 30th November as well as the hit single ‘Tonight (We Live Forever)’ which was debuted over the summer. The 2012 X Factor sensations have worked with songwriters for One Direction, 5S0S, Little Mix, Jason Derulo and Ceelo Green as well as heavyweights Diane Warren and Magic!’s Nasri as they looked better the Number 6 peak position they scored for their self titled debut album.
  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga announce additional show

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will now play a second show at London’s Royal Albert Hall after the first show, scheduled for 8th June, sold out almost immediately this morning. Due to popular demand, the pair will now perform on 9th June. Tickets for the show will go on sale on 7th November. The London shows will celebrate the duos collaborative jazz album ‘Cheek To Cheek’ which was released back in September with the show welcoming both a big band and orchestra. The evening will benefit the charity Wellchild, the national charity for seriously ill children. WellChild Chief Executive Colin…
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  • Internship Opportunities in Video, Marketing, Audio, or Non-profit with Roulette in New York

    Katie Reilly
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Here are several great opportunities at a 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 TimesRoulette 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…
  • Internship with Syndicated Radio Show Cafe Nashville

    Katie Reilly
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Cafe Nashville is an internationally syndicated, country music radio show broadcast from Music Row in Nashville, TN. We're looking for an intern with a passion and proficiency with computers and the internet, from blogs and social media to web and graphic design.Required:- Commit to 2-3 days a week- Experience in web design (preferably through education)- Can take ownership of a job/task and follow through to completion - Posesses copious amounts of patience - Lives in or near Nashville, TN- Social media savvyPreferred:- Photoshop/graphic design experienceTo…
  • 5 Reasons Email is Essential to Online Marketing

    Katie Reilly
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    In the world of twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, it may seem like email is old news akin to saving your work to a floppy disk (and if you don't know what that is then that only further proves my point). That assumption though is, frankly, wrong and if you're not taking advantage of email for marketing, you should reconsider. Email is a powerful, cost effective tool that gives you the power to reach your fans directly and easily. Here's why you should be using email:Ownership Do you recall when MySpace was the most popular social networking site? Countless brands and musicians…
  • Internship Opportunities with

    Katie Reilly
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am is looking to fill 3 internship positions as follows: BloggerAre you a creative writer that loves music and technology? Do you want to shape the changing landscape of the music industry by providing thought provoking facts, and personal truths about new artists, new music, and digital media? We are looking for ambitious writers that are opinionated, and honest to join our team of bloggers. If you are looking to build your brand as a blogger and a writer then this is the team for you.Radio Program CoordinatorSo you have an ear for music, but have you really put it use? We are…
  • Free Online Classes with Audio Engineer Kris Crummett

    Katie Reilly
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Kris Crummett, veteran audio engineer who has worked with bands like Issues, Sleeping With Sirens and more, will host back-to-back CreativeLive courses next month, "Flawless Vocals: Recording, Editing & Mixing" on and "Tracking & Mixing with Outboard Gear" in August and will feature actual Pro Tools sessions from Rise Records chart topper, Issues.  The classes are free to watch live. In the past 10 years, Producer/Engineer Kris Crummett has worked with hundreds of bands and labels around the globe. He prides him himself on his ability to work efficiently…
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    Creative Edge Music

  • Tomorrow We Die Alive Tour @ Soma San Diego 10/17/14

    Chris Hicke
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This evening, I had the pleasure of attending the “Tomorrow We Die Alive” tour, featuring the bands Born of Osiris, Thy Art is Murder, Betraying the Martyrs, Within the Ruins, and Erra. Also featured on this date was San Diego’s own Killing the Messenger, who opened for the bill at Soma San Diego.            Soma is a venue I’ve attended for years. It’s where some of my best high school memories were made; attending shows monthly, if not weekly, with friends and getting pulverized in the pit and against the stage barricade and…
  • Vin Deca - a postive and ardent electronic and dance music composer

    Steven Fies
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Vin Deca is a positive ardent electronic and dance music composer, producer and artist with an unmistakable afro-latin influence currently recording dance, pop, Afro-, latin-, deep-, electro-, and progressive house. Working as a songwriter, composer, producer and mix engineer in Germany since 2002, confining only to one genre or style of music has been out of question for the Cameroonian born keyboardist and bass guitarist. Even though four on the floor has always been default for his musical programming, it was not until 2013 that he decided to make his ancient love affair with dance music…
  • 2KX's release of Sussuration is a hit after their 2-year break

    Steven Fies
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    2KX is a highly intriguing band whose music reaches out and grabs you the very first time you hear it.  And not in a heavy metal loud sort of way, but in a more sophisticated manner.  The composition combines several complex elements of musical production to achieve an almost nostalgic effect, throwing me back in time as I travel through that which is Sussuration.The guitar solo from 1:39 - 2:19 really caught my attention, since it has classical elements that remind me of Michael Angelo Batio (one of my favorite guitar teachers of all time) and fits the space so perfectly.  It…
  • 3 Mastering Engineering Problems Created by the Source Mix

    Steven Fies
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Common Issues with Audio Mixes from a Mastering Engineer's Perspective (and how to fix them)All Types of Audio MixesSince I began Mastering at the beginning of 2008, I have had just about every kind of music and mix you can imagine come across my desk.Some songs were produced with big budgets at expensive studios with knowledgeable engineers, some were made entirely on a laptop with headphones, and everything in between.  I’ve heard fantastic mixes come from both ends of the spectrum and I’ve seen some issues that can plague mixers of all types.Occasionally these issues cause…
  • Rise Against at RIMAC Arena

    Chris Hicke
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    This past Thursday, I had the pleasure of seeing Rise Against as they toured the US in support of their new album “The Black Market.” I saw them with a friend at the RIMAC Arena on the UC San Diego campus with a friend. On tour with Rise Against was Touché Amoré and Radkey, two bands I’d never heard of before this tour was announced.First up on stage was Radkey, a three piece band of brothers, Dee Radke (Guitar/Vocals), Isaiah J. Radke III (Bass/Vocals), and Solomon Radke (Drums). The music itself was pure punk, high tempo songs made up largely of power chords, though several songs…
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  • Titanics: Deeper (Capsule Reviews) + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:53 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Announce National Album Tour – Victoria’s purveyors of psych-rock fuzz, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, have today released their fifth album in the space of two and a half years, I’m In Your Mind Fuzz, along… Bringing You The Latest Aussie […]
  • Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley to headline first country music festival in New York City + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:23 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   The Theory of Everything – official soundtrack – album stream – Album stream: Listen to the soundtrack for the Stephen Hawking biopic Continue Reading On » History’s Greatest Rock N Roll Reinventions, With The Stiffys – Melbourne’s most important sailor themed duo The Stiffys (aka Jason Leigh […]
  • Goulding lets fans into Perry bash + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Listening Booth: OK Go, “I Won’t Let You Down” – The good news is that OK Go released a new video for the track “I Won’t Let You Down” from their current album Hungry Ghosts yesterday. The bad news is you cannot watch the video. Or rather, you […]
  • Sam Smith: How A Brit Ruled Soul Music (Again) + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Piano and koto meet in 'Strings and Serpents' – “Strings and Serpents,” which was presented at REDCAT Sunday evening, combines an intrepid Canadian and French jazz piano duo and an adventurous Japanese koto duo with everyday video animation and exotic Aboriginal myth and maybe a few other things […]
  • Deadmau5 Is Upset That Paris Hilton Has Become A Successful DJ + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   News: Band of Skulls announce Bluesfest sideshows – Band of Skulls will be busy in April with Bluesfest, support dates with The Black Keys and their own headline dates Continue Reading On » Beyoncé Mourns The Tragic Loss Of Her Tour Photographer Yosra El-Essawy To Cancer – […]
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  • The playlist: reggae, dancehall and soca from Kingston to Kampala + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:54 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Phil Collins Won’t Be On Adele’s New Album As She’s A “Slippery Little Fish” – Back in January, Phil Collins said that he had been asked to work with Adele on her upcoming third full-length. The singer is expected to release her new album sometime next year, but […]
  • Global Week: Get To Know Lianne La Havas + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:25 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Taylor Swift Has Literally United America, And Here’s The Proof – Taylor Swift, “The Hunger Games,” and “Two And A Half Men” — these are the pop culture products that unite Democrats and Republicans, and we’ve got the Facebook data study to prove it. Continue Reading On […]
  • Cynthia Dagnal-Myron: Jack Bruce: A Fond Fan Farewell + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Dylan and Joplin, the Director’s Cut – Unseen film reels of Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Robert F. Kennedy are locked away in a limestone mine called Iron Mountain. Filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus want to give them a new home. Continue Reading On » Cynthia […]
  • Features: Behind the scenes of Slipknot's first Australian tour + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Deadmau5 Is Upset That Paris Hilton Has Become A Successful DJ – Who would have thought that celebutante Paris Hilton‘s phoenix-like rise from the ashes of famedom would include lucrative DJing gigs? And yet, that’s exactly how Paris has made a name for herself the last two years, stunning […]
  • Photos: Perfume Genius @ Mississippi Studios, Portland 10/24/14 + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Fluid arcs of genius – THE company’s three-year retrospective tour demonstrates that a vanguard’s art retains its startling originality. Continue Reading On » Florence and the Machine play first US show in almost a year — watch – This year’s Bridge School Benefit Concert marked the […]
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  • Louis Armstrong collection exhibited in New York + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Mohamed Assaf in the running for a for Best World Wide Act at MTV European Music Awards – Mohamed Assaf and One Direction are in the running for a for Best World Wide Act at this year&rsquo;s MTV European Music Awards (EMA) held in Glasgow on November 9. […]
  • Taylor Swift to Donate 'Welcome to New York' Proceeds to NYC Public Schools + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:09 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Belle and Sebastian announce 13-date UK Tour for May 2015 – Belle and Sebastian kick start summer 2015 with a 13-date UK Tour. May 2015 will see the band perform at historic venues across England, Scotland and Wales following the release of their forthcoming album Girls in Peacetime […]
  • News: Bluesfest adds swamp rock, hip-hop and a “yoga jam” mini-fest to the 2015 lineup + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:40 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Listening Booth: OK Go, “I Won’t Let You Down” – The good news is that OK Go released a new video for the track “I Won’t Let You Down” from their current album Hungry Ghosts yesterday. The bad news is you cannot watch the video. Or rather, you […]
  • Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’: A pivot into pop, a misstep into conformity + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   MTV Finds You The Perfect Halloween Costume – MTV News does all the legwork in finding you the perfect Halloween costume. Continue Reading On » Why pop-turned-jazz stars just ain't got that swing – From Rod Stewart to Robbie Williams, and now Lady Gaga and Annie […]
  • Salomé, Wexford Festival, review: 'intriguing' + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   'One Direction have some good songs' says Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason – Praise doesn’t come more cherished than when it’s from your childhood heroes and it’s almost certain that One Direction will relish the acceptance from Pink Floyd’s drummer Nick Mason, who said that the boyband have […]
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    Soul You Know

  • New R&B music: Listen to UK R&B singer Nyakz new track- Emotionless

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    UK R&B singer Nyakz released another R&B tune from his upcoming EP (due next year) titled Emotionless! The ballad explores the opposite side of love and the pain felt after learning about the infidelities of a mate from a male perspective!Nyakz soulful vocals and raw lyrics on Emotionless succeeds at making you understand (and feel) how a breakup hurts so much that there are no need for no emotions (if you as he was sand if you been in a relationship gone wrong, you can relate to the track)! Also, another aspect of this song I like is how Nyakz show that REAL men do have emotions!
  • 4 New RnB/Soul album releases you need in your life- Syleena Johnson, Lil Mo, Jagged Edge + Dionne Warrick

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:50 pm
    For this week's new R&B/Soul album releases, I got two R&B Divas, a music icon and a quartet that is going back to the RnB basics! Let's start the brief album review off right with R&B Divas LA starlet Lil Mo:The self proclaimed "hood" diva,author, and songstress Lil Mo released her latest 10 track album titled The Scarlet Letter (named after the 1870 Nathaniel Hawthorne book)! Lil Mo gives listeners her truth about her life - Chest Pains (she tells her whole life story from her relationships to the kids), love (Handsome Complicated & Permission) and her trap side…
  • New music- Take The Long Way with Maryann x Sbvce

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Get your lighters and flags ready to wave in the air to Bedroomtrap songstress Maryann second track from her upcoming EP "This Is What The Moon Sounds Like" (due October 30) titled "The Long Way".The Reggae, Hip-hop and R&B infused track is unique in sound and get your body moving to the hot beat provided by producer Sbvace (who also spit a 16 on the track). Let's not forget my girl Maryann singing about her devotion for her bae!Listen to The Long Way and tell me what you think about this hot track in the comment section!
  • When Deep House and Soul music collides: Listen to A-Minor's latest track Somone You Love

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Ok, I must admit when it comes to house music I am a novice! The only house music I hear is when I'm shopping at a department store and it kinda put me a chill mood!When I heard A-Minor's latest track it reminded me of the music I only hear at the stores but only better! Amin Hamzianpour better known as A-Minor is a London based songwriter and producer who started his musical career a few years ago on YouTube providing the world with beat making tutorials! In 2013 A-Minor released his debut deep house hit Thinking Bout The Things that has garnered over 1 million views on YouTube!Someone You…
  • You gotta listen to Lowercase Letters souful track- Open Blinds

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Washington D.C. Indie R&B band Lowercase letters aka lowercaseletters (comprises of lead singer Alphie, producer John Beckham, drummer Asha, gutairst Clinton Cool) latest single Open Blinds takes loving one self in the nude to a soulful and funky level!  Lead singer Alphie provides the lyrical scene for enjoying yourself and invite you to look into her open blinds in her soulful tone! Open Blinds is the third single from the band's upcoming debut album due in November 2014.Check out the tune from (courtesy of Soundcloud) and share your thoughts on the track. Also, a video for…
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  • TIDAL – New Streaming Service Launches in UK & US

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    TIDAL is now available in the US and UK, with many more countries coming soon. New subscribers can get a 7-day free trial of the service, which aims to position itself as a high-quality streaming service with high sound quality and curated editorial at its heart. For more information, or to sign-up for a free trial, visit If you would like to get your music on TIDAL, you can do so with EmuBands – just click on ‘Join Us Now’ on the right hand side to get started. Make sure to select the ‘WiMP’ contract when adding your release, and your music will be made…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 20th October 2014

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    First up this week is Glasgow-based singer/songwriter Holly Drummond with the title track from her new EP ‘Diving In’. Taking inspiration from artists such as Imogen Heap, Daughter, Lucy Rose and Regina Spektor, Holly’s talent for writing has seen her win the ‘Burnsong Under 21 Singer/Songwriter Award’, a nomination for ‘The Forth One To Watch Award’, as well her songs being featured in episodes of the UK TV show ‘Hollyoaks’. Catch her live at the Electric Circus in Edinburgh on Sunday 26th October. Next up are post-folk rock band John…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 13th October 2014

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    First up this week is Stockholm based artist and songwriter XOV with his new single ‘Boys Don’t Cry’. Described by MTV as a cross between Lorde, Robyn and The Weeknd, as well as a “superstar in the making”, ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ displays XOV’s dark, haunting vocals, surrounded by ambient, gloomy synthesizers, creating a strong introduction into the male pop landscape. Next up is Rozi Plain with her new single ‘Jogalong’. The first track to be revealed from Rozi’s forthcoming album ‘Friend’ (TBA),…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 6th October 2014

    9 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    First up this week are Wishaw-based rock quintet Vigo Thieves with their brand new single ‘Believe’, which has been selected as the official song for Scotland’s Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Vigo Thieves, who became the first unsigned band to sell-out the legendary King Tut’s on two consecutive nights and have since sold out the Arches and 02 ABC, are also avid Scotland supporters and were inspired to write their new anthem by their travels following the national team. In 2012, their song Heartbeats was used to launch T in the Park and they played at the launch of T20,…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 29th September 2014

    2 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    First up this week are Whitley Bay-based alt-pop four-piece Lisbon with their brand new single ‘Rio’. The band’s first single release ‘Blue Love’ received national acclaim, championed by the likes of Greg James and Huw Stephens on Radio 1 as BBC Introducing’s track of the week. In Lisbon’s own words, the new single “explains what it’s like to consume true happiness with your friends and music around you – it’s like dancing in Rio”. Lisbon will be out on tour with Eliza and Bear throughout October, kicking off proceedings tonight, 2nd…
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    The DJ Stone Crazy Spot

  • Idiot Murderer Sentenced to Life for Killing Unarmed Teenager Over Loud Music

    Stone Crazy
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Today, murderer Michael Dunn was sentenced to life in prison. Here he is crying like a pussy when he was found guilty. Back in November 2012, he killed 17 year old Jordan Davis. When Dunn pulled into the parking lot of a convenience store, he heard loud music playing from an SUV. Next, he looked at his fiancé. “I hate that thug music,” he told her. Dunn asked the black teens in the SUV to turn the music down. The music was turned down. Yet, Davis said turn it back up, and it was. Then, Davis and Dunn argued. Then, idiot Dunn fired numerous shots and killed an unarmed Jordan Davis. I am…
  • The Sanford Strangler: A Shocking Florida Tale!

    Stone Crazy
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Once upon a time, in the infamous Florida city called Sanford, there lived a young man named Harrison. A time existed when Harrison loved gangsta rap, especially 90’s gangsta rap. He requested the music all the time. Many people already know about George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. For awhile, Zimmerman wasn’t arrested. During the time civil rights leaders marched peacefully through Sanford, Harrison changed. He turned anti-rap. If you look at the second quote, you’ll see something about hip hop based around violence,…
  • Ich danke Ihnen, Deutschland!

    Stone Crazy
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    For some reason, I kept getting a lot views from Germany. Aus irgendeinem Grund hielt ich immer eine Menge Ansichten aus Deutschland. I don’t know why that happened. Ich weiß nicht, warum das passiert ist. I thank Germans for viewing my blog. (I don’t speak German. I’m using Google Translator.) Ich danke für das Betrachten Deutschen meinem Blog. (Ich weiß nicht Deutsch sprechen. Ich bin mit Google Translator.)  
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    DIY Conspiracy - International Zine in the Spirit of DIY Hardcore Punk!

  • STAER Live in Plovdiv

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    This past Saturday (October 25th, 2014) was the second time I’ve seen STAER live. The gig was held in the main rehearsal room of a local children’s theatre. Treats, wine, and juice were kindly provided by the promoter, as well as the most delicious freshly homemade plum cake (many thanks to Magi!). I got to...
  • Ceremony Interview (2009)

    DIY Conspiracy
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    Ceremony is a band that needs no introduction. The band started in Rohnert Park, CA, in 2005 to become one of the most important bands in hardcore/punk gaining their popularity entirely by the music, intensive shows and honesty they have. Here’s an interview with their guitar player Anthony Anzaldo conducted in the beginning of 2009...
  • Things Fall Apart​/​Tall Ships Set Sail​/​Infro​/​Shizune – Split

    Mittens XVX
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Artists: Things Fall Apart / Tall Ships Set Sail / Infro / Shizune Title: 4-Way Split 12″ Release: LP / Digital  Year: 2014 Label: Kakusan Records, Ritual Tapes, Sorry Girls, Lion Sounds And Tiger Noises, New Village Tapes, Driftwood Records, Koepfen, Pikpik Records, Delayed Gratification, Unlock Yourself Records, Ancient Injury Records, Little League, Crewmannumbersixrecords More than a dozen...
  • The Saddest Landscape & Frameworks Live in Berlin

    Angel S.
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    October 17th was a day I’ve been expecting for about two months and still while making my way to Berlin’s Cassiopeia I wasn’t really sure it was actually happening. Were really The Saddest Landscape in Europe and if yes how would this night end, how would I end this night? Chilling a bit on the first...
  • Comrade Black / Profane Existence

    Mittens XVX
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    The Profane Existence Collective was formed in Minneapolis, USA, in 1989 as a resource for the worldwide activist DIY punk community. Over the years Profane Existence has published a magazine, released numerous records, and ran a large distribution operation. The slogan “Making Punk a Threat Again!” became a call to grassroots political and DIY punk activism...
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    East Coast Digital Radio - Music And Mixtapes » East Coast Digital Radio - Music And Mixtapes

  • [Video] @RealJoynerLucas ft. Busy Signal – “Riding Solo”

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Joyner Lucas is ready to change the game – just look at his tour van which was featured on HipHopDX: But beyond the grinding label Dead Silence Ent, is one of the most talented up-and-coming hip hop artists in the game. Today he dropped the video “Riding Solo” featuring Busy Signal. They shot the video in Jamaica over the course of five days (photos here on dropbox). Joyner Lucas combines the dope lyricism that the old-school cats are seeking into the high energy vibe that…
  • [Video] @YTriz – ‘Fuck You Thought’

    The Shadowking
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you don’t have the HOTTEST mixtape in the streets, Download It NOW!!! Features the smash single “How Can I Lose” feat. Bobby Shmurda, “Bad Vibes”, “How Could You Relate”, “In My Hood”, “Breathe” and more!! YT Triz ‘Tales From Crime Hill’ Watch Video Below
  • [Video] @Jaredsalasmusic – Resuscitate

    The Shadowking
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    This is the first Video off Jared Scott Salas’ Mixtape “Dear Love”. This is a deep song not to be taken too serious. Jared loves all his fans and friends. This song is a Pecan Ridge Productions. This video is a Mark Cue Production. Watch Video Below Link
  • [Mixtape] Lock Cool & Yungboy Gwap – Lock Up The Gwap hosted by @BiggaRankin00 @NyteCreeperzEnt

    The Shadowking
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    Nyte Cr33p3rz Ent. presents Lock Cool & Yungboy Gwap from the clique. Nyte Cr33p3rz is based out of Brevard Count, Melbourne, Florida to be exact. Lock is orginally from Melbourne, whereas Yungboy originated from Connecticut. They both started rapping in the mid 2000’s and decided to formulate a group and with the goal of releasing a classic mixtape; one that has something for the ladies, clubs, and streets together. Lock Cool is the CEO of Nyte Cr33p3rz and puts his all into music, trying to better himself and his family & friends, by leaving the street life alone. Yungboy…
  • [Mixtape] Ferrari Ferrell (@ferrariferrell) – Loop God hosted by @BiggaRankin00 & @DJPlugg

    The Shadowking
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    New mixtape from Ferrari Ferrell “Loop God” Hosted by Bigga Rankin & DJ Plugg Track Listing 1.Intro (prod by haz futcha) 2.Same Nigga (prod by asurmsmusic) 3.Fukin Around (prod by sonny digital) 4.Around Here ft Young Scooter 5.Problem (prod by stvnton, mvck and deedotwill) 6.Won’t Forget ft Craze (prod by young kros beats) 7.Say No Names (prod by mvck and nisionthetrack) 8.My Bros (prod by haz futcha) 9.Easzy (prod by young kros beats) 10.Rirrariluciano (prod by chasthemoney) 11.On Sight ft Lil Herb (prod by stvnton) 12.My Bitch 13.Pussy Crazy (prod by young kros…
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    Slightly Off Key

  • Can Neil Young’s Pono Player Really Break Through?

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    On Thursday, Neil Young officially launched Pono—a digital music player that costs $400 and promises the highest sound quality on the market. His crusade for better sound has raised over $6.2 million on Kickstarter and gained endorsements from the likes of Eddie Vedder, Beck, and Sting. The device—which resembles a Toblerone candy bar—will hit stores in March and will be accompanied by an iTunes-like Pono music store. Now, I’m as much of an audiophile as the next columnist and I have the speakers to prove it, but there’s one glaring problem I see with this new “wonder-iPod.”…
  • Thom Yorke’s Self-Release is Out of Touch With Consumers

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    It’s no secret that Thom Yorke actively hates the music industry. After ditching his record label in 2007, he’s since accused Apple of trying to “destroy music” and Spotify of being the “last desperate fart of a dying corpse.” Perhaps it was naïve on my part, but I had really begun to think that there was nothing more Yorke could do to surprise me—that his musical misanthropy had reached some kind of bitter plateau. Then he released his new album through BitTorrent. Yes, that BitTorrent. The album, “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes,” finds Yorke shunning literally every…
  • U2 and Apple: What Does It Tell Us?

    27 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    On September 9th, iTunes made history by pushing a free U2 album to it’s over 800 million users. Since then, it’s been painfully obvious that the Internet is not a fan. Reactions have ranged from the disappointed to the outraged to the just plain weird (Tyler, The Creator somehow managed to compare the album to herpes), and Apple has been forced to provide instructions for deleting the cursed object off your phone. While I admit that its tempting as a columnist to simply add to outraged noise – especially given my association with a rival streaming service – I’d instead like to take…
  • New Music Fix: Counting Crows and Delta Spirit

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Counting Crows – Somewhere Under Wonderland After years of waiting – 6 to be exact – Counting Crows have finally released an album of original material! While that in itself would be enough to warrant a review, it’s important to note that not only does the album exist – but that it’s also quite good.  Songs like “Palisades Park” and “Possibility Days”display a musical adventurous not seen since 1999’s This Desert Life, while tunes such as “Scarecrow” and “Elvis Went To Hollywood” are simply catchy as…
  • Kendrick Lamar and the Dangers of Sampling

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    For more music, mischief, and mayhem, follow me on Instagram and Twitter! It turns out you might want to think twice before making that mixtape—just ask Kendrick Lamar. Last week it was reported that two jazz musicians—Eric Reed and Willie Jones III—were suing Lamar for using unauthorized samples in his 2011 hit “Rigamortis.” According to Reed and Jones, “Rigamortis” is nothing more than a looped sample of their own tune “The Thorn,” which was released on their 2010 album, The Next Phase. While lawsuits over samples are nothing new, this particular one grabbed my attention…
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    Foxbeard Music

  • Richard Rhys O’Brien is Back with New Single ‘Listenin To You Whistlin’ Off Latest Album ‘Anguneau Sunset’.

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Newest album from Richard Rhys O’Brien is out now Singer songwriter Richard Rhys O’Brien has released his second album ‘Anguneau Sunset’ which is available online for all music lovers everywhere. After a successful debut album last year, the new album packs a punch with its entertaining themes of love, life, liberty and contemporary issues. Out of the blue Richard Rhys O’Brien started songwriting back in 2009, after a career as a global economist and futurist where he also had the privilege of visiting more than 80 countries during this career, but in five years he has released two…
  • The Grizzly Folk break new tech ground

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    The Grizzly Folk, who have appeared on Foxbeard before, released a video today that looks like being a tech first. The band, who are based in Hampshire, UK, filmed and edited a song for their video, ‘Friday Night’ entirely on the iPhone 6. While music vids have been filmed on the mobile phone already, this appears to be the first to have been edited without using external gadgets or software. The band said, ‘we made the video mainly as a way to kill dead time. We are commuters, and we spend three hours every day of the week cooped up inside trains heading in and out of London.’…
  • Stacy Burk Releases “Keep Your Dreams Alive”

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Two months ago we showcased an up-and-coming country artist, Stacy Burk and his single “Mix A Little”. Several weeks ago he dropped his debut album “Keep Your Dreams Alive”, which includes his previous hot singles, “Mix A Little” and “Till Your Boots Are Dirty”. Lyrically this is a strong body of work for Mr. Burk as the creativity soars. In particular, “John Alexander Age 22” is an upbeat hit that has you dancing from the start to finish and you won’t get it out of your head. His vocals are charming and while the music is upbeat. It certainly is a…
  • Tan Releases Hit EP, A Summer to Remember

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Malaysian born singer, Tan has released his EP, A Summer to Remember, that has us all mused by his caressing voice and charming demeanor. Overall, the album includes great pop tracks but with a slight country flair to his voice in some of the tracks. Tan has something special to him, can’t tell if it’s the foreign uniqueness but what I do know for certain, is that he has talent galore and a way with his lyrics that consumes you. He isn’t going to put on a gimmick here but rather it’s straight up talent. Tan, who now is in Hollywood, is certainly showing us that…
  • Irishman Carl Finlay due to release new single ‘So Hard to Be Happy’ 1st December

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
      Irish born singer/songwriter Carl Finlay’s music is guaranteed to be the most unique and infectious thing you are likely to hear this year. An unusual and fresh blend of Folk, Rock and Reggae delivered with a beautiful Irish accent. Citing an eclectic spread of influences from Bob Dylan and James Blake to obscure Reggae and Folk artists, his music manages to be at once strikingly individual while remaining intimate and captivating. Set for release on the 1st of December, Finlay’s debut single ‘So Hard to Be Happy’, explores the struggle of finding happiness and…
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    One For The People

  • Introducing: Gulf - Tell Me Again

    Wayne Flanagan
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    A name to nail firmly on your 2015 'Ones To Watch' list, Liverpool's GulfWe know that Outfit make some of the best experimental pop anywhere in the UK. City neighbors Gulf seemingly do much of the same, as their second gushing glitterball track "Tell Me Again" firmly shows off.Read More »
  • Tracks: Black Honey - Bloodlust

    Phill Walker
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:14 am
    Brighton's Black Honey unveil final track, "Bloodlust", from their un-named debut EP.If you're one of those people that likes to know bands from the inside out, we can now tell you Black Honey consists of Izzy Bee, Chris Ostler, Tommy Taylor & Tom Dewhurst. If you're not, what's to follow will prove much more interesting.Read More »
  • Tracks: Primitive Parts - The Bench

    Phill Walker
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    South-London three-piece Primitive Parts unveil third-track-to-date, "The Bench". Primitive Parts will release a new single on November 24th comprising of this ("The Bench") and as yet unheard track "TV Wheels".Read More »
  • Cover: All We Are - Can't Do Without You (Caribou)

    Phill Walker
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Liverpool multi-nationals All We Are cover Caribou's instant-classic "Can't Do Without You".We actually have a covers section on the site now, it's very rarely added to so maybe it's not really worth having - until you hear something as sweet as this Caribou cover from All We Are, that is!Read More »
  • Tracks: Pr0files - Forgive

    Phill Walker
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    LA duo Pr0files unveil third track to date, "Forgive", part of debut Luxury EP.File "Forgive" next to anything even remotely like what you'll have heard in Drive - if you haven't seen that film then where the fuck have you been?Read More »
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    Festival Mag

  • Eavis quashes Fleetwood Mac and Queen rumours

    News Desk
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Michael Eavis has dismissed rumours of Fleetwood Mac and Queen headlining Glastonbury 2015. Both bands were firm favourites with bookmakers, […]The post Eavis quashes Fleetwood Mac and Queen rumours appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Pharrell Williams to headline Roskilde 2015

    News Desk
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    Pharrell Williams is the first headline act to be announced for next year’s Roskilde Festival. The 41 year old Grammy […]The post Pharrell Williams to headline Roskilde 2015 appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Kid Astray, Years & Years, Kate Tempest and more for Eurosonic Noorderslag

    News Desk
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    More acts have been added to the Eurosonic Noorderslag line-up including Years & Years, Kid Astray, Moonlight Breakfast and Kate […]The post Kid Astray, Years & Years, Kate Tempest and more for Eurosonic Noorderslag appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Bonnaroo 2015 dates confirmed

    News Desk
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:20 am
    Dates for Bonaroo 2015 have been confirmed as June 11 – 14. The 13th edition of the festival takes place […]The post Bonnaroo 2015 dates confirmed appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Rudimental, Skrillex, Basement Jaxx and more for Snowbombing 2015

    News Desk
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:33 am
    Snowbombing has announced the first wave of acts for 2015. Rudimental, Skrillex, Basement Jaxx, Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim have […]The post Rudimental, Skrillex, Basement Jaxx and more for Snowbombing 2015 appeared first on Festival Mag.
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  • Rick Ross – If They Knew Feat. K. Michelle

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Rick Ross drops new single If They Knew featuring K. Michelle and production from Timbaland.
  • Rick Ross – Hood Billionaire [Album Cover + Tracklist]

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Rick Ross unleashed official artwork for his upcoming album Hood Billionaire. Out on November 24th. Tracklist: 1. Intro (Rick Ross / Hood Billionaire) 2. Hood Billionaire 3. Coke Like The 80’s 4. Heavyweight 5. Neighborhood Drug Dealer 6. Phone Tap 7. Trap Luv 8. Elvis Presley Blvd. 9. Movin’ Bass 10. If They Knew 11. Quintessential 12. Keep Doin’ That (Rich Bitch) 13. Nickel Rock 14. Burn 15. Family Ties 16. Brimstone 17. Wuzzup 18. Headache
  • Eminem – Shady XV [Official Artwork + Tracklist]

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Eminem unleashed the official artwork for his upcoming compilation album Shady XV. In stores on Black Friday, November 24th. Tracklist: Disc X 1. Eminem – ShadyXV 2. Slaughterhouse – Psychopath Killer Ft. Eminem & Yelawolf 3. Eminem – Die Alone Ft. Kobe 4. Bad Meets Evil – Vegas 5. Slaughterhouse – Y’all Ready Know 6. Eminem – Guts Over Fear Ft. Sia 7. Yelawolf – Down 8. D12 – Bane 9. Eminem – Fine Lane 10. Skylar Grey, Eminem & Yelawolf – Twisted 11. Eminem – Right For Me 12. Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf & Track Trick –…
  • Lil Wayne – Gotti Feat. The LOX

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Check out this new single from Lil Wayne titled Gotti. Track features verses from Styles P and Jadakiss.
  • iLoveMakonnen – I Don’t Sell Molly No More (Remix) Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Gucci Mane

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    iLoveMakonnen releases official remix of his track I Don’t Sell Molly No More. Gucci Mane adds his verse to this Sonny Digital beat.
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    Beats Music Now

  • Streaming Music Services Roundup

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Here is a rundown of what the streaming services have been up to lately: Beats Music — No news directly from Beats or Apple – lots of speculation. Reports say Beats may be combined with iTunes Radio in 2015. It’s also reported they are negotiating with music companies to lower the monthly subscription to $4.99. Tidal — Meanwhile, Tidal is going the other way with price. They launched in the U.S. with a $19.99 per month subscription price, for lossless ‘high fidelity’ streaming music. Spotify — they’re trying a family plan. Add 4 extra…
  • Speculation On Apple’s Beats Music For 2015

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Once again, the media has worked itself up into a frenzy speculating on what Apple will do with Beats Music. It all emanates from a single line in a Wall Street Journal article, “Apple is rebuilding Beats Music and plans to relaunch it next year as part of iTunes, according to a person familiar with the matter.” Hardly a substantive, definitive statement – and a no comment from Apple. A more interesting part of the article talks about the world market. Curiously, it states that in Japan there is “little streaming business to speak of.” And Japan is the second…
  • Bob Lefsetz Talks Streaming Entertainment History while Apple Seeks Lower Subscription Rates

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The Lefsetz Letter comes by email and is an analysis on music, entertainment and technology. Lefsetz wrote a short history on how the last 20 years in film/TV and music has put us squarely into the rental/streaming of our entertainment vs. owning our music, movies and TV shows. Although Beats Music is not mentioned, his post, ‘Netflix vs. Spotify’ lays out how visual entertainment has been training customers for decades to pay a monthly subscription to “rent” film/TV while music stayed with the ‘own-it’ model well into the 21st century. Lefsetz describes…
  • ‘Beat by Beat’ Album Commentary With Banks

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:33 pm
    The new album by Banks, ‘Goddess‘, has two versions on Beats Music — the normal release with just music, and what Beats Music calls the ‘Beat by Beat’ version which has a commentary by Banks for each song. Exclusively on Beats Music, the Beat by Beat albums are good added value for fans. Magic! and Common are the other two artists that have Beat by Beat album versions on Beats Music. I wrote about them a few months ago.
  • AT&T and Beats Music Partnership Has Ended

    15 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    When Beats Music launched in January, they had an exclusive deal with AT&T offering subscribers individual and family plans ($9.99 and $14.99 for 5 accounts, respectively). Conveniently, payments were processed through your AT&T phone bill. The offering ended today (see AT&T chat thread below). Beats Music no longer offers a subscription through AT&T. The Beats Music website no longer has an option to subscribe through AT&T and it appears the 5 account Family Plan for $14.99 is no longer available either. The current Beats Music offering is $9.99/month or $99.99/year.
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    Never Enough Notes

  • Hello world!

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!The post Hello world! appeared first on Never Enough Notes.
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  • What are the best picks for guitar?

    Francesco Settesoldi
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    Are you wondering what are the best picks for guitar? Well, Dunlop picks are the best ever! Period. Okay, I'm kidding. This is not an absolute statement for everyone, however this is what I use. I remember when I used to spend time choosing picks at the store. Right now, I already know what I am going to choose:Oh, and If you are like me and you never seem to be able to find your picks, this is highly recommended! It is probably one of the most useful things in the world, no wonder it is a bestseller ! This Blog is updated almost on a daily basis, so make sure to come back often to read…
  • The value of setting small goals

    Francesco Settesoldi
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    I find setting small goals extremely useful. The word "small" is not even accurate, as achieving small goals is simply the path to achieve bigger ones. Think about the guitar playing, for example. I started with small goals, and the I developed better skills in time. Whatever I am practicing the approach is always the same.Now, pay attention to your feelings! Anytime you feel like you are struggling, it means that the step you are trying to make is too big. It's like push-ups. Once I've done 100/120 push-ups, my job for the day is done. It makes no sense to do anymore than that, I've found it…
  • Guitar Lessons #7 : How to play the A Minor Chord

    Francesco Settesoldi
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    Hello, in this guitar lesson we are going to see  how to play the A Minor Chord
  • Guitar Lessons #6 : How to play the G Major Chord

    Francesco Settesoldi
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Hello, in this guitar lesson we are going to see how to play the G Major Chord!
  • 5 Reasons you are Failing with the Guitar

    Francesco Settesoldi
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    If you feel like you are failing with the guitar, or not improving as fast as you would like to, it might be for the following 5 reasons that I'm going to tell you down below. But first of all, check out my new channel, where I'm uploading videos for beginners and intermediate players. My lessons are for all of those people that have been playing for 0-5 years. Don't freak out if you see that the lessons are in Italian Language! My lessons are very easy to understand and they are visually based. Unless you are retarded (and I know you are probably smart), you will be able to understand the…
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  • Kinnerasani Vatchindamma - Song Lyric from Sitara (1983) Telugu Movie

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Singers : SP Balu, SP SailajaLyrics : VeturiMusic : IlayarajaSong LyricKinnerasani vachindamma vennela paitesi (x1)Viswanatha palukai adi virula thene chinukaiKunalamma kulukai adi kuchipudi nadakaiPachhani chela paavada katti (x1)Kondamallele koppuna bettiVachhe dorasani maa vannela kinnerasaniKinnerasani vachindamma vennela paitesi (x1)Endala kanne sokani raniPalleku rani pallavapaniKotanu vidichi petanu vidichi (x1)Kanulaa ganga ponge velaNadilaa taane saagevelaRagala radari pudari avutunteeAa ragala radari pudari avutunteeKinnerasani...Maganamma cheeralu neseMalisandemma kunkuma…
  • Jilibilipalukula - Song Lyric from Sitara (1983) Telugu Movie

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Singers : SP Balu, S Janaki Lyrics : VeturiMusic : IlayarajaSong LyricJilibili palukula chilipiga Palikina O maina maina...Kila kila nagavula valapulu Chilikina O maina maina..Milimila merisina taaraminnula vidina sitaaraMilimila merisina taaraminnula vidina sitaaraMadhuvula pedavula Mamathalu virisina O maina O maina...Kalalanu penchaku kalatalu daachakuYemaina O maina...Jilibili palukula chilipiga Palikina O maina maina...Kila kila nagavula valapulu Chilikina O maina maina..Adaganule chirunaama O maina O mainaChirunavve puttillu neekaina naakaina...Taaralake…
  • Nee Gaanam - Song Lyric from Sitara (1983) Telugu Movie

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Singer : JanakiLyrics : VeturiMusic : IlayarajaSong LyricNee ganam mrudu madhuram pavanam   (x2)Natyamu ganamu naku nava jeevanamNadame padamai nadachu brundavanamNee ganam mrudu madhuram pavanam
  • Sitara (1983) - Telugu Movie Songs and Lyrics

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
     Movie : Sitara (1983) Starring : Suman, BanupriyaDirector : VamsiMusic : IlayarajaLyrics : Veturi Song 1 : Jilibilipalukula {mp3}              Jilibilipalukula {lyric}Song2 : Kinnerasani Vatchindamma {mp3}             Kinnerasani Vatchindamma {lyric}Song 3 : Ku Ku Ku {mp3}              Ku Ku Ku {lyric}Song 4 : Nee Gaanam {mp3}              Nee Gaanam {lyric}Song 5 : Om Kara {mp3}              Om Kara…
  • Om Kara - Song Lyric from Sitara (1983) Telugu Movie

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Singers : SP Balu, SP SailajaLyrics : VeturiMusic : IlayarajaSong LyricOm... Om... Om...Omkaara panjarasukhee... Om...Upanishadudyanakeli kalakanti... Om...Aagama vipina mayuri... Om...Aaryaa mantharvibhavaye gowri... Om...Gowri... Om...Arjuna manthram apurupam (x1)Srungaaraaniki manideepam (x1)Arjuna manthram apurupamMadana janakudiki ahlaadam maa janakudikidi avarodham (x1)Manovegamuna maro lokamuna manoradhamulitu parugidaga (x1)Subhadrarjunulamu meme subhadrarjunulamu (x1)A... (x5)Sarinirisa sadamadapa nirisa Rimaga dapama dapama padanisaNelavankalo unchi navvu ila vanka raavemi…
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  • Young Stunna – Amaechi [Run The Town]

    MusikFace Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    Follow Young Stunna: Twitter Music takes me away from this world, away from issues, and just creates this euphoric feeling. Music gives me a calm and a happiness that makes me see a light in the world even when I hate its guts. About Young Stunna: Since it’s release, Young Stunna’s single “Amaechi” has become the anthem to many and especially in the city of Port Harcourt. For a single like this, it seemed like a let down not to have a music video to boot. The song titled “Amaechi” references Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi metaphorically but…
  • STRUC SUPREME – How Can I Lose

    MusikFace Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Follow STRUC SUPREME: Website Facebook Twitter Struc Supreme has a way of drawing a listener with his smooth execution of versatility. From STRUC SUPREME: When it comes to Creativity, Originality, and True Talent Struc Supreme is an artist of all 3 elements. Born Deon Bowden and claiming the Industry Moniker of Struc Supreme, this Atlanta Native is definitely making his mark on the Industry. Struc Supreme flows hard. Forged from the same Atlanta metal as ATL legends Outkast and T.I., Struc Supreme’s sound embraces all that the Dirty South is known for but with lyrics that cut a little…
  • Ryan Mikey – The Country Song

    MusikFace Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    I seriously don’t think that there is one country song that does not talk about a pickup truck, tractor, blue jeans, beer, girl or america. Believe me… I love america, I love girls in their dazy dukes, I love beer, I like a nice pick up truck, but how does this shit not get old? From Ryan Mikey: My name is Ryan McShea. I am a musician from New Jersey who has recently started a side project making parodies under the name Ryan Mikey. My first song to release is “The Country Song” which is a a song about every other country song. My girlfriend has been a huge fan of…
  • Tomlin Hill – True Side

    MusikFace Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Follow them: Website Facebook Twitter / Download: SoundCloud Music is what defines us. Its defines the way we think, the way we live, even the way we perceive. About Tomlin HIll: An alternative rock band from Windsor, Virginia. Formed in early 2011 by guitarist Zach Riffle, drummer Kyla Ewer, and vocalist Matt Greene. Later joined by Tee Brant, rhythm guitar, and Ryan Brant on bass and acoustic guitar. In 2014, the band released their second EP “True Side”, also releasing their debut music video. What Inspires Tomlin HIll: In their own words, “Music is what defines us. Its…
  • Rissa Boo – Authentik

    MusikFace Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Follow them: Website Facebook Twitter About Rissa Boo: Rissa Boo is a vagabond and a Hip-Hop artist. He writes and rapps in English, French and Portuguese. He takes his influence from worldwide hiphop from NYC to Brazil, passing by the metropolitan cities of Europe. Discover his rad music and brut words with his EP#A and watch his music video. What Inspires Rissa Boo: In his own words, “Expression inspires me. feelings, melody, colors, ambient… I think there’s a music for every moment in our life, it might be sweet, strong, sad or happy. it may give you back smiling, it…
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    Music Universe

  • Foo Fighters mega Australian tour 2015

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    After weeks of cock teasing, it has finally been announced that Foo Fighters will head to Australia in February and March 2015. In support of their latest studio album, Sonic Highways, the Foo Fighters will be rocking out at stadiums across the country. The highly anticipated tour will see Foo Fighters return for their first run of Australian shows since December 2011. The band will even play their first show in Hobart since 1998. The Feast and the Famine is the name of the second single off upcoming eighth studio album Sonic Highways, which is due out Monday, 10th November. In the two…
  • José González announces new album ‘Vestiges & Claws’

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    José González has announced Vestiges & Claws, his first new solo album since 2007’s In Our Nature. Out on February 17, 2015 via Mute, Vestiges & Claws was self-produced by González in Gothenburg, Sweden. Since the release of In Our Nature, González recorded two studio albums with Junip and contributed to the soundtrack for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Gonzalez has revealed that the new album moves away from the “minimalistic” sound of his previous albums—and that it consists solely of original material, a first. Preorder and download José González –…
  • Jamie xx confirms “new album for The xx is coming”

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    English producer Jamie xx has confirmed that The xx’s third album is on its way. Jamie xx, who is also one third of acclaimed band The xx, has confirmed the group is working hard on their third album, the follow up 2012′s Coexist. He also revealed to The Fader that he has made a lot of progress on his own debut solo record too. “We’ve got quite a lot of songs that are not finished, but I’m excited about it.” “It feels a lot more free than when we were making the last record.” Download Jamie xx – ‘Girl’ Jamie xx said the band have been inspired by being…
  • Gipsy Kings, Jurassic 5 and Rodrigo y Gabriela added to Bluesfest 2015

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Bluesfest have revealed the 3rd medley of phenomenal artists who will be performing at the 2015 festival in Byron Bay. Announcement #3 features a strong dose of Blues and Roots and so much more, with an exceptional blend of genres and a selection of artists from around the globe including Jurassic 5, The Gipsy Kings and Rodrigo y Gabriela. Artists already announced for the Easter Extravaganza include the first major global performance of the Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals reunion, The Black Keys, Zac Brown Band, Alabama Shakes, Paolo Nutini, David Gray and Ben Howard just to name a…
  • Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning announces Australian tour

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    Bernard Fanning is returning to the main stage for an Australian tour. Fanning has had a career most musicians can only dream of. He has spent over two decades entertaining and delighting audiences across the world with his extraordinary voice and renowned songwriting. From fronting Powderfinger, to penning nine albums (including Powderfinger and solo releases), travelling the globe from his backyard of Brisbane on countless sell-out tours, to becoming one of Australia’s most legendary musicians – winning a poolroom’s worth of ARIA Awards along the way. After spending the past…
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    DEbris-Randomness & Leftovers

  • A New Version Of Arrested Development Season 4 On The Way

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
      Whether you loved or hated it, Arrested Development‘s fourth season was a departure for the show, telling its story out of sequence as each episode focused on a single character’s perspective. Sometimes it worked (i.e., Maeby’s episode) and sometimes it didn’t (some of George Sr. or Lindsay’s episodes), but it appears fans will now have a chance to watch the show in a brand-new way. In an interview with Pretentious Film Majors, series creator Mitch Hurwitz discussed a current project he has undertaken for season four. Hurwitz is currently editing the Netflix-only season,…
  • Calligraphy on Girls, Video (NSFW)

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
      Calligraphy on Girls, Video (NSFW) Finally– erotica meets typography! This collaboration between Molotow and Fierce Frog Films has created a beautiful marriage of both disciplines. The young calligrapher Pokras Lampas had the opportunity to ply his trade on four beautiful Russian models in this series aptly named “Calligraphy on Girls.”  Typography lovers, get ready to have your socks blown off, and erotica lovers, well–you can tell whoever’s looking over your shoulder that it’s erotica for the intellectual. Check it out. [via Juxtapoz]  …
  • For Next Halloween: MTV Orders ‘Scream’ Reboot to Series

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
      For Next Halloween: MTV Orders ‘Scream’ Reboot to Series The initial 10-episode run premieres October 2015 MTV has ordered to series the long-in-the-works small-screen reboot of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s horror film franchise, it was announced Tuesday. The 10-episode series will premiere on the network in October 2015, just in time for Halloween. MTV took to social media to make the announcement, tweeting a cryptic message to its followers with a simple phone number. When the number is dialed, a male voice inquires, “Do you like scary TV?” before…
  • First TV spot for Marvel’s Agent Carter

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
      ABC has released its first TV spot for Marvel’s Agent Carter, which will air on Tuesdays beginning in January. See it here:   First TV spot for Marvel’s Agent Carter Marvel’s Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an upcoming American television series, based on the Marvel One-Shot short film of the same name. It features the Marvel Comics character Peggy Carter, with Hayley Atwell reprising the role. Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it will be produced by Marvel Television and air on the ABC network. The series was officially ordered on May 8, 2014, and…
  • Check out the sexy weird ass trailer of Sci Fi: ‘Ex Machina’!

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
      Check out the sexy weird ass trailer of Sci Fi: ‘Ex Machina’! Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately…
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  • Interview: John J Presley. Benevolent Dictator, Nascent Hit Maker

    Craig and Rachel
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    There’s the air of the inevitable about John J Presley. His fuzzy, yet refined form of garage blues has been compared with Nick Cave and Jack White, while his last two singles – both released by Killing Moon Records – wouldn’t sound out of place being pounded out by The Black Keys. For a man... The post Interview: John J Presley. Benevolent Dictator, Nascent Hit Maker appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Live: Laura Doggett @ Brixton Academy

    Sara Jenkins
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Singer songwriter Laura Doggett opened as John Newman’s support act for his second London Brixton Academy date. You might be forgiven for not knowing who Laura is but you would certainly remember her afterwards.   She is fast making an impression on us with her soulful and sometime mysterious voice able to stun the hardest... The post Live: Laura Doggett @ Brixton Academy appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Live: Nerina Pallot @ Union Chapel

    26 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    During the summer months this year, Nerina Pallot’s first two albums held a significant space in the musical landscape of my car, having discovered that they are perfect ‘windows down, driving along the motorway, singing your heart out’ music. During these moments of transportation reverie, it’s often struck me how Nerina seems a natural musical... The post Live: Nerina Pallot @ Union Chapel appeared first on Rockshot.
  • All Quiet Now: Jack Bruce. Bass Cream.

    26 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Jack Bruce, bassist from 1960s band Cream, has died aged 71. The legendary supergroup Cream, which also included Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, are now considered one of the most important bands in rock history. They sold millions of albums in just over two years and were given the first ever platinum disc for Wheels... The post All Quiet Now: Jack Bruce. Bass Cream. appeared first on Rockshot.
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  • Watch Spooky GHXST Video For “Galaxia”

    Jamie Coughlan
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Just in time for Halloween, Brooklyn based trio GHXST have released a rather spooky video for their track “Galaxia”, the first song shared from their upcoming Nowhere EP. The band sport a kind of stoner/grunge/doom vibe complemented with singer Shelley X’s moody, disembodied vocals. About the video, lead singer Shelley X says: “It was shot in a week with Clay Adamcyk who we’ve been collaborating with for live visuals. He uses ‘video synths’ to manipulate overlay effects and I think that style adds a psychological future vibe to the video. The video…
  • Mariachi El Bronx – III – Album Review

    Amanda-Gaye Smith
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    There is something strange in Mariachi El Bronx (III). This album, the most recent installment from LA’s (usually hardcore punk) The Bronx mariachi side project, is purely West-Coast, and loyally Latin (think swift-toned marimbas in sweaty stoner beat). But it is also an album for a ghostly Wuthering Heights-era runaway bride (either Brontë or Bush- your choice, they recorded most of this music in the foggy hills of Charlottesville, VA). With the adage “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…”, littering the escape route behind her, this album certainly…
  • Listen to C. Duncan’s Debut Single “For”

    Jamie Coughlan
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Brighton’s Fat Cat Records’ latest discovery C Duncan originally gained the label’s attention by uploading a few tracks to their submissions page. A year later, his debut single “For” is set for release on November 24th and precedes his debut album which is expected to be released next summer. If the completed album is anything like this single, it could be an album of the year contender. Upon release, the single will be available for free digital download. Sweet. The track is an ethereal, haunting, Nick Drake-esque folk track with low key electronic…
  • Listen To “The Last Generation Of Love” By The Holy Gasp

    Jamie Coughlan
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    The Last Generation of Love by The Holy Gasp I don’t think I can put it any better than the band puts it themselves. According to Toronto based quintet: “The Holy Gasp is a damn-the-Man beatnik-revival conga revolution, a boxcar and a jug of wine, a groove daddy, and the farthest thing from a king size bust! We make music for fans of theatrical, off-centred, darkly comical, genre-defying entertainment, and we try and make it all sound like a bunch of hopped-up jazz junkies singing Surfin’ Bird with a bad case of the shits. Our forthcoming LP, “We Really Mean It,”…
  • John J. Presley Streams New Track “All That’s Inbetween”

    Jamie Coughlan
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    John J. Presley’s first two singles, “Left” and “Honeybee”, were blues/rock rave ups that settled somewhere between The White Stripes and Queens of the Stone Age. This time he has reined proceedings in a touch to head more into reflective Mark Lanegan territory on the b-side to “Honeybee”. “All That’s Inbetween” is a crawling king snake of a tune. Winding it’s way through it’s three and a half minute runtime, it possesses a formidable fuzzed out low end and sonic sensibility similar to New Orleans bluesman Benjamin…
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    Vonj productions

  • Dignified Fridays – Love

    vonj productions
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Welcome once again people, in the name of Love and Unity, this message is simple…
  • Dignified Friday’s – For the record & your enlightenment

    vonj productions
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    From now on, each Friday until I release my next album I will be going back to my archives and unleashing a free track ONLY to be promoted Via This weekend I begin with a track titled “The word” first put out in 2011 on my album (Dignified methods of disturbance) Re released on the self titled album Vonj… enjoy people
  • Civilization

    vonj productions
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    I Speak love yet again to all the readers out there, hoping that whatever comes forth from the very depths of my soul will be absorbed into your hearts and minds for your elevation. People wonder why I choose to remain positive, one of the reasons is because I am one who loves a challenge, and it would be way too easy for me to express bitterness, as negativity surrounds us all, but too many people have allowed society to get the better of them. I choose to be like an oasis that will not let the dry desert sand consume it. Our low spirits have caused the world to remain in regression and now…
  • Rear Inlay story, VNA

    vonj productions
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR A CLOSER READ Only 2 Days Left until the album is launched. Stay In the groove Vonj
  • VNA Teaser

    vonj productions
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    It is the countdown to the release of the album V.N.A. Out this weekend 30th august. Just thought I would drop a track out to all my people ahead of time. Song of power Give thanks Vonj
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    Producer Empire

  • Top 10 audio / home studio myths not to get trapped into

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ever since we have audio and home studios there have been myths about them. But why would you care? What’s a myth? Well, it’s a form of misinformation, and the problem is that it spreads and then leads people to confusion and in some cases to bad decisions. Those bad decisions can then lead to wastes of money in some cases, wastes of time and some people even quit following their dreams because of some popular beliefs. Keeping in mind some of the above it’s important to know what is myth and what is fact and constructive advice. So let’s dive in what I consider to be ten of the more…
  • Tritik releases tkDelay Public Beta for Mac & Win

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    Tritik has released a public beta of tkDelay v1.0, a new delay plugin for Mac OS X and Windows, available in Audio Unit and VST plug-in formats. Key features: Host-synced and free delay times. Infinite feedback loop support. ​Reverse mode. Frequency shifter (per channel). Band-pass filter. Delay times modulation (one LFO per channel). Filter’s frequency modulation (LFO). Overdrive. File based preset system. Intuitive and resizeable UI. 64-bit compatibility for both Mac and Windows. During the beta period, tkdelay can run in demo mode without any features limitation, and is available…
  • Free FilterCrusher from Audio-Assault and Bedroom Producer Blog

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Audio-Assault and Bedroom Producers Blog have released FilterCrusher, a free dual filter effect built around a tube simulation circuit, for Mac OS X and Windows in VST and AU plug-in formats. FilterCrusher features a pair of resonant filters (high pass and low pass) which operate individually. Due to their transparent sound at the lowest resonance setting, the two filters can be used for cleaning up the top and bottom end of audio tracks. At higher resonance settings, they can be used for various creative purposes such as filter sweep effects, boosting certain regions of the frequency…
  • Bitwig and Arturia joining forces to bring Producer Packs

    9 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Bitwig and Arturia released a bundle containing Bitwig’s Studio software, Arturia’s Key Lab controller, the Mini V Synth plugin and the Analog Lab Synth plugin. The Producer Pack as this bundle is called is available in 3 versions the difference being made by the Key Lab version included. There is a 25 key version and 49 key version and a 61 key version. Prices for this bundle, in the same order as above, are $349, $399 and $499 which makes the bundle a must grab. If you were to buy things separately with the small 25 key version of Key lab the whole pack would cost well over $800. That…
  • Novation announced Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface and USB Hub

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Novation has announced Audiohub 2×4, a combined audio interface and USB hub designed for electronic music production. Pricing and release date have not yet been announced. Audiohub 2×4 provides a low latency stereo input, four high quality audio outputs and a loud headphone output, all in a compact and tough aluminium case with 96kHz, 24-bit ‘Focusrite Sound Inside’. Its integrated USB hub powers up to three USB devices simultaneously, meaning a single power supply can power an entire setup, and connect everything to a computer (or even an iPad with a Camera Connection…
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    iTunes Zone

  • Dean Ray – Coming Back – Single

    John Kingman
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Dean Ray – Coming Back description: “Coming Back” is the first single with Sony Music Entertainment Australia by Australian singer and songwritter Dean Pritchard, better know Dean Ray. In 2014, he was the runner-up on the sixth series of The X Factor Australia. Ray subsequently received a recording contract with Sony Music Australia and released […] The post Dean Ray – Coming Back – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Foo Fighters – Congregation – Single

    John Kingman
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Foo Fighters – Congregation description: “Congregation” is the third lead single from upcoming album “Sonic Highways” by American rock band Foo Fighters. “Sonic Highways” is the eighth studio album of Foo Fighters. They have signed to RCA Records to release this album on Nov 10, 2014. It includes 8 track, before “Congregation”, there were “Something […] The post Foo Fighters – Congregation – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos

    John Kingman
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos description: “Atomos” is the title of the second studio album by Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran’s (A Winged Victory For The Sullen). It was released on Oct 06, 2014 via lidmusic/dustinohalloranmu. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos information Genres: Electronic, Music, Rock, Jazz, Big Band, […] The post A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Grouper – Ruins

    John Kingman
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:31 am
    Grouper – Ruins information Genres: Alternative, Music, Rock Released: Oct 28, 2014 ℗ 2014 kranky Tracklist: 1 Made of Metal 2 Clearing 3 Call Across Rooms 4 Labyrinth 5 Lighthouse 6 Holofernes 7 Holding 8 Made of Air Cloud | Support The post Grouper – Ruins appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Nauta – Contigo Soy Feliz (feat. Gaitanes) – Single

    John Kingman
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:20 am
    Nauta – Contigo Soy Feliz (feat. Gaitanes) description: “Contigo Soy Feliz” is the debut single by Nauta, features vocal from Gaitanes. It was released on iTunes on May 07, 2014 via Nauta Nauta – Contigo Soy Feliz (feat. Gaitanes) information Genres: Pop, Music, Rock Released: May 07, 2014 ℗ 2014 Nauta Tracklist: 1 Contigo Soy […] The post Nauta – Contigo Soy Feliz (feat. Gaitanes) – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone.
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  • Breaking Down Black British Culture with Tugg s.t.a.r

    Chantel'e Marie
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
     As part of the Words & Riddims Topical Reasoning series, Chantel’e Marie Meets… Tugg s.t.a.r   – part of the Best Kept Secret collective. The interview follows the visual release of Tugg s.t.a.r’s emotive poem ‘Generation Change‘ during BHM. Listen now to episodes 1,2 & 3 of Breaking Down Black British Culture.  Part 1 – Why cutting off our culture and ethnic The post Breaking Down Black British Culture with Tugg s.t.a.r appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Sting LDN 2014 – The Ultimate UK Clash Show ft. Spice

    Chantel'e Marie
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Bring the Sting UK style headlined by Spice! For years Jamaica’s Sting has formulated a buzz like no other. It’s the infamous feuds and raw energy performances which have gained Sting its notoriety and paved the way for established and emerging artistes. Now the buzz has made its way to the UK and it’s time to launch The post Sting LDN 2014 – The Ultimate UK Clash Show ft. Spice appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • RIP Reggae Legend – Favouite Classic John Holt Songs

    Chantel'e Marie
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    John Holt Dead but Music Lives on On Monday 20th October 2014,  music fans across the world were met with the sad news that John Holt had passed away. I say music, rather than reggae fans, because John Holt’s music had transcended across genres over the last few decades whilst entering the hearts and homes of millions. The post RIP Reggae Legend – Favouite Classic John Holt Songs appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • News: Aidonia & JOP Launch Scholarship Worth $300,000

    Chantel'e Marie
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Helping the Youths Dem Last Friday the ‘One Voice Foundation’ and ‘Sheldon Lawrence Scholarship’ was launched by Aidonia and JOP as an educational venture. The $300,000 Jamaican Dollars, initiative for Maxfield Park primary school in Kingston, will be assisting a handful of bright students with their education. Whilst four will receive $20,000 book vouchers annually, one exceptional student will also gain The post News: Aidonia & JOP Launch Scholarship Worth $300,000 appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Rockerz Presents…’They Don’t Know’ Back to Basic Dancehall Workshops

    Chantel'e Marie
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    It almost goes without saying that dancing is a major part of dancehall music. How we move to the riddims and interact with the baselines, are key to what separates dancehall from any other type of music. In its rawest form, dancehall can turn the shyest wallflower into a dancing dynamite, with the potential of The post Rockerz Presents…’They Don’t Know’ Back to Basic Dancehall Workshops appeared first on Words and Riddims.
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  • Quote of The Day: @joeyBADASS_ x Save the Kids!

    Leona Taylor
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    “Cause they corruptin’ the youth We ain’t inductin’ the truth”  -Joey Badass (Snakes) We have lost our way by not protecting the minds of our youth. Of course these kids have been exposed to everything because of the world-wide web but we should discuss these topics with them to make sure they know the real deal. Instead we sugar coat everything, thinking that we are saving their innocence but we are not. We are doing far more damage and the youth are suffering from it. We must tell our kids Santa claus isn’t real, Mom and Dad bought those gifts. That…
  • Charlotte Hip Hop Still Rising, Mike Lovehall Releases “Night Drive”

    Leona Taylor
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Win or lose. We Tried… Love Never had a chance with Us…   Mike Lovehall returns to our playlists and proves his self again with the smooth “Night Drive ” mixtape. His new work includes fan favorites like “Playing in the Wind” and the feel good track “Sunset”. The five track-listed mixtape holds a lot of weight for the city of Charlotte. Lovehall is always dedicated to providing his fans quality music at the perfect time. Play this for that Night Drive   The post Charlotte Hip Hop Still Rising, Mike Lovehall Releases “Night…
  • THIS IS HIP HOP: The Light In the Addict Feat. Action Bronson & Black Atlass

    Leona Taylor
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    via   Party Supplies recruit Action Bronson and Black Atlass for “The Light In The Addict”. Action Bronson and Party Supplies have proved themselves as an unstoppable team with the Blue Chips series. Despite plenty of great production collaborators, Bronson always seems most at home on the unique work of Supplies, and their new track is no exception. Technically a Party Supplies-fromted record, both Bronson and Black Atlass provide vocals, but as usual Action is the centre of attention here. His colorful rhymes quickly turn to a bluesy croon, which he…
  • R&B New Music: BJ the Chicago Kid x “Soul of a Woman”

    Leona Taylor
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    There is nothing like a man singing his heart   The post R&B New Music: BJ the Chicago Kid x “Soul of a Woman” appeared first on MahoganyMindVerse.
  • JUST R&B: @_LenaChanel x “On My Mind”

    Leona Taylor
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Indie R&B is the new black.. The beautiful Lena Chanel releases another smooth track off her upcoming project “Vivid”. Check this soultress out and let us know what you think! The post JUST R&B: @_LenaChanel x “On My Mind” appeared first on MahoganyMindVerse.
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  • Festival review: Simple Things 2014

    Alex Durham
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    On paper On paper – or webpage – this year’s Simple Things festival in Bristol promised performances from an innovative cross-section of artists including Caribou, Mogwai, Death from Above 1979, Black Lips, Liars and How to Dress Well, dotted throughout the city centre in a creative selection of venues.   Our verdict With the festival spanning 15 stages, the main concern for any enthused muso attending would be the inevitability of being torn between giants like Mogwai, and up-and-comers such as dreamy, laptop pop act Oliver Wilde. With its fourth running year, and our…
  • An Interview with Happa

    Navz Sangwan
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Leeds based Samir Alikhanizadeh, aka Happa, has been making waves in the UK underground scene with his bass heavy, industrial techno music. And aside from all the enthusiastic conversations he’s happened to stir throughout the music community (Four Tet, Mary Anne Hobbs and James Blake are endorsing him!), people are talking about his age. He’s only 16, but don’t let it distract you from his music! It’s quite a forceful and ominous presence, with the stomach punching bass lines that help to create a violent and gritty resonance. Then comes the calm after the storm:…
  • Weekend Recommendation: Simple Things Festival 2014, Bristol

    Alex Durham
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Bristol has gathered an eclectic mix of must-see musical acts this year for Simple Things Festival – with something to impress even the most discerning palate. The festival kicks off on Friday 24th October, with their opening party featuring a live set from one of our favourites, Caribou, along with Canadian Hyperdub songstress, Jessy Lanza. Spanning 12 stages, Saturday’s line-up brings together garage rockers Black Lips, the ever-changing Liars, and post-rock veterans Mogwai, with the likes of dance punk duo Death From Above 1979. Other artists on the bill include lo-fi bedroom…
  • Live review: Blonde Redhead @ Islington Assembly Hall, London

    Alex Durham
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    A two decade dance Anyone who waited patiently for the release of Blonde Redhead’s September album Barragán, with a mixture of heady expectancy and churning anxiety, may understand my comparison of the initial experience to a detached, sombre waltz with flaccid art pop. After experiencing the band’s performance huddled together with several hundred at a sold out show in Islington’s Assembly Hall, Kazu Makino, Amadeo and Simone Pace have managed to convince me – and those who shared the experience – that it was a dance worth committing to. Though Blonde Redhead span 21…
  • Syro adds another impressive chapter to the work of Aphex Twin: an album review of Syro

    Stephen Felgate
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Falling into the category of musicians-who-once-released-albums-on-a-semi-regular-basis-only-to-stop-abruptly-coming-back-decades-later, is now Aphex Twin. After about 13 years of what seems to be a stint in solitary confinement, Syro was released, much to our excitement and appreciation! Aphex Twin, real name Richard D. James, is the latest to emerge from what was such an uncharacteristic break from the world of electronic music. Having released 5 albums in the decade prior, Syro is his first release since 2001’s Drukqs. After such a long break from recording and releasing music it’s…
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  • Asking Alexandria photo review from Belfast

    Martin Logan
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Danny Worsnop and guys from Asking Alexandria took thei […] The post Asking Alexandria photo review from Belfast appeared first on
  • LDM Playlist # 22

    Paul McGlade
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    Playlist #22 is here! It has some great new music. Arti […] The post LDM Playlist # 22 appeared first on
  • Reggie And The Full Effect | 37 | New Video

    Stuart Westwood
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    Reggie and the Full Effect has premiered a new music vi […] The post Reggie And The Full Effect | 37 | New Video appeared first on
  • CHVRCHES Announce New Single | Get Away

    Stuart Westwood
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    CHVRCHES today announce the release of their new single […] The post CHVRCHES Announce New Single | Get Away appeared first on
  • Yoko Ono | Angel The remixes | Review

    Louise Griffiths
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    Angel The remixes is the Yoko Ono follow up to her club […] The post Yoko Ono | Angel The remixes | Review appeared first on
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    Music App Developer

  • How to: In-App Purchase On Sale on the App Store

    mDecks Music
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Changing the price of an app on the App Store is pretty straight forward. You go to the Pricing tab of your app in iTunes Connect and then edit it with the Tier you want. You must remember to set a starting date and an ending date. (Use Now to set the price change right away, and use None on the ending date if you want to keep that price indefinitely.) If you have in-app purchases for a particular app, and you want to change the pricing for them, you must then go to the In-app purchase tab in iTunes Connect then click on the in-app purchase you want to edit. On the popup screen you will see…
  • Building an App on iOS 8 still compatible with iOS7

    mDecks Music
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    My new app 20 Saxophone Tricks of the Trade by Mario Cerra has been available on the App Store for over a week now. We’ve had many downloads apparently with no issues. Yesterday a user wrote us an email saying the app was crashing right after launching. I knew right away it had something to do with the user’s device or IOS. I downloaded the app from the App Store on an iPad running IOS 7.1.1 and the app crashed right away. I tried it in XCode with the iPad 2 simulator and the app run perfectly but, as soon I connected my iPad with IOS 7 and run it from XCode the app crashed again…
  • 60 Top Hat Piano Grooves Free with in-app purchases ready for sale.

    mDecks Music
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    After 12 days waiting for review, 60 Top Hat Piano Grooves Free version 1.2 is now ready for sale. The user has now the option of purchasing a preferred groove module. For example: If you’d like to access all the Rock & Pop grooves only, you may do so by purchasing only that module. I think this will be a nice feature on the free version since the user already has access to two grooves for every single style. They can try them and choose the style they want to work with first and then when they are ready they can download the next module. Apple does send you a nice email with all…
  • The importance of the In-App Purchase Screenshot

    mDecks Music
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Yesterday, after 14 days, a new version of our music app Rhythmic Vocabulary for All Instruments Vol. 1 was Rejected by the review team on Apple. This version of the app has an in-app purchase where the user can buy Vol. II within the app. I made two mistakes when submitting the app for review: I forgot to upload a in-app screenshot, which is not optional and it is said to be used in the review process only. I did not add the In-App Purchase on the main screen for the app submission In the email from Apple, they described generic problems with in-app purchases but they do not tell you…
  • 20 Saxophone Tricks of the Trade by Mario Cerra is ready for sale

    mDecks Music
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Today, after 13 days waiting for review on the App Store, our new saxophone app “20 Saxophone Tricks of the Trade by Mario Cerra“ changed it status to in Review. Just a few hours later it was processing for the App Store and is now Ready for Sale. As I’ve explained on the recent post: How to find out the App Store Average Review Time, developers can submit their App Store review waiting time by tweeting using the hashtag: #iosreviewtime …which I will tweet in a few minutes
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  • [PREMIERE] Reid Stefan remixes 'Anaconda' in time for Halloween

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Attention Halloween DJs: At some point tonight, a precariously plastered girl is going to stumble up to your booth, spill some appletini on your laptop, and make a request quite loudly into your ear: "Play that new Nicki Minaj song. The butts one! You know what I'm talking about." Reid Stefan has made quite a name for himself in a short period of time. Releasing a brand new bootleg every month, Reid timed the release of his "Anaconda" remix perfectly.
  • [PHOTOS] Bassnectar blasts The Pageant in STL (October 28, 2014)

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Photographer Zak Littrell caught up with the Sultan of Smash, Mr. Lorin Ashton a.k.a. Bassnectar at The Pageant in St Louis, MO on October 28, 2014.
  • Wick-it The Instigator - He Gets Wick-it [No Ragrets EP out soon]

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wick-it is BACK! Andrew Owsley has been busy in the studio, preparing his latest release, deemed fit for public consumption in the near future, we've been assured. Wick-it The Instigator piles everything he loves into "He Gets Wick-it": bass, soaring guitar licks, scratching, and of course, airhorns. With a tune as irreverent as the artwork for his forthcoming EP, No Ragrets, Owsley demonstrates he's still got it, and there's plenty more to come!
  • Manic Focus - Cerebral Eclipse [Out NOW on Liberated Music]

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Manic Focus can do no wrong. We are pleased to present the soulful full-length release of his brand new album Cerebral Eclipse. John “JmaC" McCarten, best known for the blazing Manic Focus, project has sealed together a fresh, jazzy compilation of original tracks to blow your lids wide open. Featuring an all-star cast of guests, this album puts electro-funk and blues right back where it needs to be, deep into the hearts and ears of music lovers everywhere.
  • [VIDEO] Tipper Infrasound Oscillation in Chicago recap (Sept 27, 2014)

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Less than a week after last month’s Infrasound EQUINOX came the first installment of Infrasound OSCILLATION. It marked Tipper’s return to Chicago, having not played in the city since summer of 2011. The inaugural event was hosted by Infrasound Music Festival, and partnered with The Untz, Brew City Bass, and In The Loop. Dave Tipper is a legendary producer of electronica, glitch hop, trip hop, breakbeat and is known for extreme bass frequencies. His sound design is that of robots. His performance was complemented by visual artist and fellow future bot Johnathan Singer, who has an uncommon…
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    Best Backing Tracks

  • Learn to be a Drummer – The three “P’s” (Part 1)

    Preston Scott
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Learn to be a Drummer: The three “P’s” (Part 1) Part 1. Pride by Brian West This article will help you learn to be a drummer.  You will be the first one to load into a gig, and the last one to leave. During the set up time, you are meticulous—taking inventory of parts, and instruments, […] The post Learn to be a Drummer – The three “P’s” (Part 1) appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
  • How to Play Guitar Solos to Virtually Any Song

    Preston Scott
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    How to Play Guitar Solos to Virtually Any Song By Bob Clayton Soloing on guitar is a blast, but when presented with a new song or guitar backing track, how do you know what to play? The purpose of this article is to explain how you can start soloing to just about any song within […] The post How to Play Guitar Solos to Virtually Any Song appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
  • Learning the Bass Guitar – “Listen for the Feeling”

    Preston Scott
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Learning the Bass Guitar – “Listen for the Feeling” By Cal Coleman Let your ear, your instinct, and your soul be your guide. I am going to talk about some of the intangible parts of music in this article rather than just mechanics. I want to focus on how to create the “feel” when learning […] The post Learning the Bass Guitar – “Listen for the Feeling” appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
  • My First Gig as a Bass Player

    Bob Clayton
    15 Jun 2013 | 3:22 pm
    by Bob Clayton The other day a friend of mine  named Charley asked me to play bass guitar for him at a small party.  I explained that I’m really more of a drummer and guitarist and that I’m not all that great on the bass.  In fact, I had never played bass with other live […] The post My First Gig as a Bass Player appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
  • How to Solo on Guitar to Virtually Any Song

    Bob Clayton
    19 May 2013 | 10:16 am
    Soloing on guitar is a blast, but when presented with a new song or backing track, how do you know what to play? The purpose of this article is to explain how you can start soloing to just about any song within seconds. The post How to Solo on Guitar to Virtually Any Song appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
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  • Jacques Greene: Pick of the Weekend

    Sam Moir
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
      Dance music descends on London’s iconic Roundhouse venue tonight in the form of three up-and-coming talents for one of the Camden venues rare late night lock-ins. Having sold out St John’s in Hackney earlier in the year, Jacques Greene returns to London alongside Koreless and Evian Christ. New York based producer Jacques Greene headlines the event having built up a formidable reputation in dance music over the last few years. Greene is in London fresh announcing After Life After Party, a brand new four track EP and also hosting BBC Radio 1′s dance music show, The…
  • My Music: Alexi Blue

    Sam Moir
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
      Alexi Blue is a 16-year-old up-and-coming singer based in California. She has been causing a buzz with her two original tracks Live Your Life and You Get Me Good on YouTube. The singer tells us how she got into music, dream collaborations and future plans. What’s the first album you bought? I’m pretty sure the first album I got was Taylor Swift. I know I was around eight years old. I was so young that my parents were the ones to buy it for me. I still have it in my room. I was the type of kid who would listen to the album on repeat forever and learn every single word to every…
  • Young Guns: Kstewart

    Sam Moir
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
      Who is she? The last couple of years have seen 19-year-old KStewart build up her profile as the singer on house duo Bondax’s live shows. Her solo debut, Tell Me ‘Bout That, produced by Karma Kid dropped earlier this year to acclaim. The track has had over 160,000 plays on Soundcloud to date. What’s her story? BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie has been a big supporter of the singer, premiering Speechless on her blog earlier this year. She has also collaborated with TCTS on his track Games released via Chase & Status’ label MTA Records. What next? Close Enough, her new…
  • #rise 27/10 – music’s trending topics

    Sam Moir
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    We take a look what the music community are posting about in our weekly round-up.  It has been a busy week for Drake. The rapper, having turned 28 on Friday, found out hackers had got hold of some of his new music and, in an attempt to beat them, shared the new music with his fans. That wasn’t an EP. Just 3 songs that I knew some hackers had. But enjoy! Back to this album. — Drizzy (@Drake) October 25, 2014 Tinchy Stryder finally revealed To Me, To You, his long awaited collaboration with the Chuckle Brothers. All profits from the song will go to the African Caribbean Leukaemia…
  • Turnstyle Tunes

    Sam Moir
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
      New or old, great or, well, slightly dodgy. Here’s what the Turnstyle office have been getting down to this week. Dan says: A bit of Half Man Half Biscuit for me this week. Awash with satirical comment from the 80s and early 90s. Tom says: Kanye and Jay Z’s impecable flow on a typically soulful ‘old Kanye’ beat would serve as a great sign of things to come. James says: Newest track from Wretch. Completely different to his usual grime style but he nails it. Adam says: This week I’ve developed a man crush for this amazing new album out next month. Sam…
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  • Invasion of the Rotten Emails

    Monica Montesa
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Email folklore may not be as popular as the campy stories and urban legends you heard in your younger days, but it’s the kind of stuff that will raise the hair on the neck of any marketer. Unlike some of the typical ghostly tales, however, these grim accounts are based on true experiences that will chill any witch or warlock to the bone. Don’t believe it? We’ve summoned a few forbidding tales, so read ahead if you dare… The Never-Ending Email The biggest benefit of email is having a guaranteed way to communicate with your customers. But what happens when you own…
  • 10 Rules For Mind-Blowing Brainstorming Sessions

    Lynette Young
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Brainstorming new ideas is something that everyone that writes content, especially for business, strives to keep fresh. The problem is work and life get in the way and generating new ideas can seem forced if not given the proper time and framework. So how do you take the time and make new ideas? According to Garrison Wynn and Brian Carter, co-authors of the new book “The Cowbell Principle: Career Advice On How To Get Your Dream Job And Make More Money,” there are ten rules you should adhere to in order to get those creative ideas flowing and stay on track. —— Have you…
  • AWesome Highlights from ASCEND Digital Marketing Summit 2014

    Lynette Young
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Not many conferences can brag about bringing together an outstanding lineup of talented speakers (and maybe part-time comics?), enthusiastic attendees, and a fun astronaut. But it happened, and there’s a lot we want to talk about! The energy was tangible even before the inaugural ASCEND Digital Marketing Summit (hosted by AWeber) kicked off Thursday morning October 23, 2014 at The Westin Philadelphia — and it only carried on throughout the remainder of the conference. With topics ranging from content marketing to optimization strategies and affiliate marketing, each session was…
  • 7 Tips for Growing Your Email List in a Time Crunch

    Monica Montesa
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Building a strong, quality email list and executing a consistently successful email marketing campaign often takes time — especially if you’re just starting out. But that isn’t always comforting to those who want immediate results. While many different factors influence a person’s decision to sign up for an email list (e.g. ease of signing up, perceived value of subscribing), there are ways in which you can give your subscriber base a quick healthy boost — you just have to act quickly. Here’s how you can get started now: 1. Import your existing list. If…
  • 20 Ways to Improve Your Small Business Writing Skills

    Kristen Dunleavy
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    If you’re serious about growing your business, you need amazing content. The great news about writing for your business? You’re already the expert! While writing engaging content isn’t easy (most business owners aren’t professional writers, after all), it’s one skill worth developing. Here are 20 ways you can begin improving your writing skills today. Keep these tips handy for the next time you get a case of writer’s block. 1. Know your audience Speak their language, know their terms and don’t bog them down in lingo. Address their biggest problems and…
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  • VIDEO: Fuse ODG F/ Olamide & Stanley Enow – Black Commando

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Guinness and MTV Base reveals the World Premiere of Black Commando Music Video, featuring Fuse ODG, Olamide & Stanley Enow. - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=] The Song VIDEO: Fuse ODG F/ Olamide & Stanley Enow – Black Commando appeared first on 9janimi Channel.
  • VIDEO: D’Banj Performs At TEDxWBG Conference In Washington DC

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel D’Banj is more than just a musician. D’banj recently delivered a powerful speech at the TEDxWBG conference in Washington DC. In the message, which was titled "Believe in yourself", the star described himself as a small boy from Lagos who believed in himself. The inspiring talk was also about change and the future of young Africans. He then performed his hit track "Top of the World". Enjoy! - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=] The Song VIDEO: D’Banj Performs At TEDxWBG Conference In Washington DC appeared first on 9janimi Channel.
  • Tiwa Savage – Key To The City

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Tiwa Savage is still taking some major moves, and we never can tell if an album is gonna pop-out this year, she set-out another Spellz produced jam she entitled "Key To The City". Stream/DL Below: - Stream/DL AUDIO DOWNLOAD [audio src=] The Song Tiwa Savage – Key To The City appeared first on 9janimi Channel.
  • VIDEO: 2face Idibia F/ Fally Ipupa – Diaspora Woman

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Off "THE ASCENSION" album by 2Face Idibia, he premieres the official video for "Diaspora Woman" Featuring Fally Ipupa. Stream/Download Below: - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=] The Song VIDEO: 2face Idibia F/ Fally Ipupa – Diaspora Woman appeared first on 9janimi Channel.
  • VIDEO: Lamboginny & Clayy – Broken

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Lamboginny and Clayy drops the filmic to its life-supporting single "BROKEN". Directed by Clarence Peters, the duo emphasized on the need for affection to be shown towards helpless children on the street. The Surge Entertainment signee, Lamboginny and together with the mysterious rapper CLAYY, have both exhibited great passion for humanitarian works and such that has motivated them to reach out to the unreached and broken ones in the society. - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=] The Song VIDEO: Lamboginny & Clayy – Broken…
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    Modern Granola

  • Haunted House Recovery Playlist

    Her Life is Her Canvas
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happy Halloween! Let’s talk about scary stuff. Do you enjoy feeling scared? Maybe it’s because I’m sensitive or because I grew up experiencing a lot of stress, but I don’t particularly enjoy fear, even if it’s just a haunted house or a horror movie. Especially if it’s a horror movie. Here’s the deal: when I watch a movie, I get into it. I’m not just watching it. I am the main character. The things that are happening to the people on the screen are happening to me as well. I feel their joy. I feel their pain. This is why most of my favorite movies contain either a tangled…
  • Easy Halloween Mummy Cookies

    Her Life is Her Canvas
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happy Halloween, everybody! The holiday of crazy costumes, trick-or-treating and general spookiness is nearly upon us. Although there will most definitely be candy abound, sometimesall you really want is the sweet buttery taste of a shortbread cookie covered in chocolate (and all the better if they look like mummies!).  There is something about a plain shortbread cookie that feels like the perfect canvas for one’s imagination to go wild, no matter the holiday. Cookie decorating is normally an activity I personally save for Christmas, but this year, I was itching to get to it sooner in the…
  • Link Love: Beauty of Nature and Feats of Human Ability

    All Good Things Flow
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hello, everyone! Today, I have  an amazing virtual shipment of inspiration for you, hopefully to brighten your week and perk up your day! Check out these links, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and the amazing feats of human ability. A Close Look at Portuguese Man O’ War: Take a unique look at the extremely dangerous Portuguese Man O’ War through a backlight. The transparent super-organism is as beautiful as it is lethal. I am amazed at how colorful they are. I also had no idea that they weren’t actually jellyfish, but a combination of organisms that work together…
  • Playlist: My Dream Music Festival

    Her Life is Her Canvas
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    You know the question: “If you could invite three people to dinner, living or dead, who would you invite?” This week, I asked myself: “If I could put together a music festival, who would I invite?” There are some obvious band omissions from this post, because if I added them all, this playlist would be as long as Mick Jagger’s tongue. Or a Jimmy Page guitar solo. You get it. So I expanded my horizons and chose some bands that are not my usual go-tos, but that I would love to see live.     So grab a beer or pop on a flower headband, and let’s…
  • Roasted Butternut Spinach Grilled Cheese

    All Good Things Flow
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Grilled cheese. Gooey cheese that oozes out the sides of two slices of crispy, buttery toast. So simple, and so great: That’s why it’s been around forever. In no way is a grilled cheese profound, except perhaps, for its unapologetic simplicity and crave-inducing texture. Perfect in its own right, it begs to be reinvented to amp up the satisfaction factor that tends to be wanting after such a meal. Have you ever been hit with a wild and uncontrollable craving for something you haven’t had in a very long time? It could be months or years, and all of a sudden, WHAM! Good luck holding back!
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    Rock Music Up to the Minute News, Interviews, Reviews

  • DROWNING POOL Kicks Off “Sinner” 13th Anniversary Tour + 2-Disc Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Out November 11, 2014 via Bicycle Music

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Article by Dante Martino Last week, Texas platinum hard rock quartet DROWNING POOL kicked off their US tour celebrating the “Unlucky 13th Anniversary” of the release of their seminal debut record, Sinner, which features the chart-topping hard rock anthem, ‘Bodies’. In celebration of 13 years, the band is performing Sinner it its entirety at each tour stop, followed by their other hits. Special VIP Meet and Greet packages are available now at In a band statement, DROWNING POOL says, “Sinner represents that amazing time in DROWNING POOL‘s career…

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
     Article by Dante Martino Volbeat has announced a Spring, 2015 tour with Anthrax serving as direct support and Crobot opening the show.  A pre-sale goes live on October 29 at 10AM local time in all markets, and can be accessed via the band’s web site  On Halloween, general on-sale begins at 10AM in all markets excluding Grand Forks (9AM) and both Oshawa and Ottawa which will go-live at Noon.  Over the past two months, Volbeat has been drawing near capacity crowds in arenas with co-headliner Five Finger Death Punch.  Their return to North America in 2015 will…

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Article by Dante Martino Puddle of Mudd has club dates across the country and Canada, and the E4 Festival in Mexico.Said Wes, “I’m very excited to be on the road touring again, to see my fans.  I’ll rock your faces off.”  Visit the band’s Facebook page for more info and tickets: The new single“Piece of the Action” can be purchased on iTunes: Wes and the band are also working through more than forty songs for a full-length album release next year. PUDDLE OF MUDD TOUR DATES:…
  • Interview w/ Singer Ryan Hayes of Righteous Vendetta / Show Review Stroudsburg PA

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Article by Dante Martino Righteous Vendetta was direct support for Trapt last weekend Saturday 7/5 at The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg PA. I did not know what to expect walking in and I had no expectations one way or another. What I seen was a soon to be headlining act with half usage of the stage and practically no stage lights take some other bands crowd and make it their own. Also what was even more impressive while leaving the venue the guys were out side giving what seemed like an impromptu acoustic performance on the sidewalk. That was really nice to see. I think Righteous Vendetta is…
  • Interview W/ Shaman’s Harvest Lead Vocalist Nathan Hunt

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Article by Dante Martino WWE fans may remember Shaman’s Harvest from their song Broken Dreams the theme song for WWE superstar Drew McIntyre. Also the song End Of Daysused by WWE superstar Wade Barrett. Fans of the bands first album Shine which featured the single Dragonfly will be happy to know the Jefferson ,Missouri natives are back with a brand new album titled Smokin’ Hearts & Broken Guns due out September 16th via Mascot Label Group. Check Out The Interview Below……. Dante: How long did it take to make the new record Smokin Hearts & Broken Guns? Nathan Hunt: It was a ten…