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  • Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Do Beyonce's Dramatic "Crazy in Love" Strut

    Philiana Ng
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    He sashayed on 'The Graham Norton Show'read more
  • An inside look at music therapy

    OUPblog » Music
    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…
  • Best Music Albums to Test Audio System

    Audio and Sound
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Being an audiophile does not just mean you are constantly dragging audio equipment into your listening room, while you drown in cables and stress over whether your amp is good [...]
  • RIP Reggae Legend – Favouite Classic John Holt Songs

    Words and Riddims »
    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.
  • Google Inbox is Email Reimagined

    Paste - Recently Added
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Google Inbox is Email Reimagined
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    Kings of A&R

  • 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
  • Kathleen Mary Lee

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Buzz Track: Hours Gone By The self released track Hours Gone By has caught our ear by Melbourne artist Kathleen Mary Lee. Lee will take you deep into the heart with this melancholy ballad of kindness and pain which will surely satisfying indie purists. Her sound can be characterised by its lullaby-like melody, haunting vocal style and lyrical artistry.  Her songs will surely find their way on TV shows with those heartbreaking moments. Contact:
  • Red Cabin

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    Buzz Track: Right This Way Red Cabin is the solo project of Long Island musician Jonathan Foster. Jonathan was writing some songs that didn’t seem like a fit for his other band (Snowday.) What started as a few songs became enough material for a full length very quickly, and the result was “Right This Way,” Red Cabin’s first release which is filled with indie power-pop jingles with hints of Weezer and The Shins. This first self released track Right This Way has surprisingly won critics over. The song was featured on, on Birp FM’s October 2014…
  • Design Your Home Studio

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    So you’ve finally moved into an apartment or house that has enough space for a home studio. Whether it’s a spare bedroom, cellar, basement or shed out in the yard, things are going to get exciting very soon. A home studio means you can unleash your creative genius whenever it comes calling – no need to wait until you get to the studio downtown. A music recording space needs to fulfill a whole lot of criteria; as well as being a stimulating creative space; it needs to work on a practical level. Keep it to yourself You don’t want to annoy your family, housemates or neighbors…
  • Kings of A&R top 8 artist Colour of London to peform at The Delancey in NYC

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Buzz Track: Heart Attack A Kings favorite Colour of London will perform tonight at the Delancey in NYC (October 21st). The band released a new track “Heart Attack“. Colour of London is a pop/rock duo from Nashville, TN. They spent 2013-2014 recording their debut EP and building a fan base through heavy touring. In addition, they have partnered with lifestyle brand, Alex and Ani, who feature their music in commercials and stores around the globe.  Colour of London is Kings of A&R latest band to watch. Contact:
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  • R.I.P. Cream's Jack Bruce

    Jeremy Daniel
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Jack Bruce, who was the bassist and vocalist and one-third of the power trio Cream, has died. He was 71 years old. His family issued the following statement: "It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts." Bruce's death was announced on his official website, and confirmed by his publicist Claire Singers. According to The Herald, the cause of death was liver disease. Looking for a more…
  • Ben Frost Unveils HTRK Remix

    Jeremy Daniel
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Ben Frost has unveiled a new remix from the EP, V A R I A N T, and announced new tour dates in Russia, Brazil, and Australia. V A R I A N T is released digitally on December 9th, 2014, and on limited edition vinyl January 13th, 2015, and features remixes of tracks taken from his latest album Aurora. Frost’s North American tour continues this week before he returns to England in November for the first tour since the release of his acclaimed album, Aurora. Ben Frost Live 23 Oct - Quebec City, CAN - Le Cercle 24 Oct - Toronto, CAN - The Garrison 25 Oct - Mexico City, MEXICO - Mutek.MX2014 28…
  • Stream 'Eclairage' - the B-side to Kimyan Law's debut single 'Run Ames'

    Jeremy Daniel
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    Words like ‘genius’ and ‘prodigy’ are quick to get bandied around in the music industry, but in the case of emerging Congolese/Austrian producer Kimyan Law, it forms an entirely accurate representation of the artist. At the tender age of 19, he’s set to make waves in the shape of double-sided single release, ‘Run Ames’ / ‘Eclairage’, which is set to be released on October 27th via London-based tastemakers Blu Mar Ten Music. Both tracks are taken from his remarkable forthcoming debut album Coeur Calme, which is also scheduled to follow in November. It’s clear from the off…
  • LISTEN | Enter Shikari - 'The Last Garrison'

    Jeremy Daniel
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Recorded at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire last spring, with Dan Weller in the producer’s chair and mixed by Jeremy Wheatley, Enter Shikari's new single, 'The Last Garrison' is an uplifting call for simply pausing and taking a breath to appreciate life. Vocalist / lyricist Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject of the track: “Life can often seem like a tumultuous onslaught of ups and downs; good and bad; euphoric and arduous. Our circumstances can change in a flicker of an eyelid. Sometimes it’s beneficial to take a step back from everything and appreciate the honour that we’re…
  • WATCH | Peaking Lights - 'Everyone & Us'

    Jeremy Daniel
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Following the release of Cosmic Logic earlier this month, husband-wife duo Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis have filmed the video for album standout 'Everyone & Us'. Cosmic Logic will be available on CD, deluxe LP including a limited edition bonus 12”, featuring two exclusive remixes by Peaking Lights, and digital download. You can order Cosmic Logic via Weird World or iTunes. Peaking Lights have just embarked on a string of European shows. Dates below, and for more information on shows, head here. PEAKING LIGHTS TOUR DATES Oct 23 - London, Plastic People (Peaking Lights Sound System DJ)…
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  • Epic Mullet Migration in Florida

    mintbbb (/music/member/mintbbb)
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Oh, this isn't about hair... --- YT: During the first week of the Florida mullet migration, we filmed this incredible footage of predators (tarpon, jacks, sharks, snook, etc..) feeding on massive schools of mullet. This occurs every year on the east coast of Florida. Watch tarpon explode out of the water, bull sharks chasing tarpon and mullet, jacks in a total feeding frenzy and massive bait balls blowing up!
  • Taylor Swift - Shake it Off

    oohlalasassoon (/music/member/oohlalasassoon)
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Supposedly this video perpetuates racist stereotypes. I don't know about that but the song is catchy, and she reminds me of Juice Newton. This is off her new album called 1989, due out October 27.
  • Nudibranchs of Papua New Guinea Are The Coolest Creatures

    mintbbb (/music/member/mintbbb)
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Dorkly: These creatures that look like a cross between a slug and a pokemon are called nudibranchs, there are thousands of species and they are probably just jam-packed with poison. Nature photographer Dustin Adamson put this short film together showcasing the amazing shapes and colors these mollusks can display. --- Vimeo: Nudibranchs are generally small, a bit like a traditional slug. But these slugs are much more interesting that the ones we find in the garden. The different shapes, colors, and sizes make each species of nudibranchs unique. Hopefully with this video that is up close and…
  • "Internet Trolls" - (The Musical)

    Barseps (/music/member/Barseps)
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Online trolls online trolls..........Big black holes instead of souls.
  • Stromae - Tous Les Mêmes

    Lann (/music/member/Lann)
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
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    Unreality TV

  • Six Female Directors Shortlisted For DC’s WONDER WOMAN Film

    Damen Norton
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    There’s been a lot of attention paid in recent weeks to what DC Comics and Warner Brothers have stirring up behind the scenes.  With the revelation of their long slate of upcoming comic book films, the brand is looking to expand their cinematic footprint with an ambitious release schedule including two Justice League films, a Flash movie with Ezra Miller, and the long-awaited fan-favoriteWonder Woman film, building off of the world they’re creating with 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.  Naturally, speculation is running wild regarding who has the chutzpah to finally deliver…
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan Join Matt Damon In Ridley Scott’s THE MARTIAN

    Damen Norton
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Legendary director Ridley Scott is quickly picking up the pace on his next film, The Martian, with new casting additions every week.  The Matt Damon-starring sci-fi drama has one of the hottest casts around, including Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, and Kate Mara.  And it just added two more ferociously talented actors in the mix.Recent Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) and Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) have also joined the cast of the film, although their roles have not been specified.  The film is based on…
  • WATCH: THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer Is Here… And It’s Amazing

    Damen Norton
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Sometimes, despite how cruel and unrelenting it can be, I just want to say thanks to the internet.  Yesterday, we posted a story about Marvel’s plan to unveil the new Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer next week during ABC’s episode of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. in an attempt to help bolster the series’ sagging ratings.  But, the internet said “no thanks, we’d like to see it tonight“, and the trailer made its way online.  Despite Marvel’s attempts to issue cease and desist warnings to websites and blogs in an attempt to stop the trailer from going…
  • WATCH: Mark Wahlberg Squares Off Against John Goodman In THE GAMBLER

    Damen Norton
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
    If you like Mark Wahlberg, gangsters, and the word “fuck”, then boy do we have a nice little surprise for you!Today, we’ve got the first trailer for Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler, a remake of the 1974 James Caan film starring Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams, and Jessica Lange.  Wahlberg seems to be aiming for Oscar gold here, with the normally musclebound actor losing a reported 60 pounds for the role.  Here he plays against type – an English professor with a serious gambling problem.  Here’s the film’s official synopsis:Jim…
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer To Debut Next Week During AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Damen Norton
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    You really have to hand it to Marvel.  The studio that Iron Man built has their hands in several different pies, across all media platforms including film, network television, and web streaming.  As such, they’ve used each one to help promote some of their future projects, all exisiting within the same universe, and stoking the flames of fanboy fervor as often as humanly possible.  This past summer, at San Diego Comic Con, those in attendance were able to get a sneak preview of their next big offering, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and based on the reactions of those lucky enough…
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  • Morrissey’s 1984 Single Reviews From Unearthed Smash Hits Are Perfect

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Back in 1984, Morrissey did a feature with British music magazine Smash Hits where he reviewed some popular singles from that year. It was unearthed recently by Brian McCloskey, a collector of the magazines who has been uploading his archives digitally on his blog Like Punk Never Happened. It’s all pretty great. Here’s Moz on Cyndi Lauper’s “All Through The Night”: In homecountry America, Cyndia Lauper is probably filed under ’New Wave.’ This record is grossly unmusical. Squeezing the rag dry, it is lifted yet again from her LP, She’s So…
  • Drake – “6 God,” “Heat Of The Moment,” & “How Bout Now”

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Drake posted three new tracks on his website earlier today. They’re called “6 God,” “Heat Of The Moment,” and “How Bout Now,” which leaked last week. There’s no information yet about whether the tracks are from his upcoming new album, Views From The 6 (due out next year), but it is accompanied by some artwork that hints that it’s connected to his new material in some way. Listen to all of them below.Read More...
  • Deafheaven Promise New Album In 2015

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Deafheaven have hinted on Facebook and Twitter that the follow-up to last year’s Sunbather should be expected next year. Michael speculated what their third album could sound like when we posted “From The Kettle Onto The Coil” earlier this year, which was a one-off single produced for Adult Swim. Here’s what he had to say: “So the next stage of Deafheaven’s career will be worth watching, if for no other reason than its sheer unpredictability — the band really have no clearly blazed path to follow. They could make another album that sounds exactly like…
  • CMJ: Blue Hawaii, Ballet School, Lydia Ainsworth @ Glasslands, Brooklyn 10/24/14

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Ever since we named Lydia Ainsworth’s dual EP debut Right From Real Stereogum’s Album Of The Week almost a month ago, I’ve been hooked on it. Going into last night’s PopGun showcase at the not-long-for-this-world Glasslands, Ainsworth’s presence was the main hook for me. And, well, unfortunately I ran late and only caught the last couple of songs, which included the eerie “Moonstone” and her cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” (watch below) as a closer. From what I heard, her performance is as haunting and moving as you’d…
  • David Rees’ Aphex Swift Is The Best Aphex Twin/Taylor Swift Mashup Album Of The Year So Far

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    Mixing together Aphex Twin and Taylor Swift is a weird idea at first, but it makes so much sense the more that you think about it. They may be pretty far apart sonically, but both of them have released albums this year that challenged the boundaries of where pop music can go. Enter cartoonist David Rees, who has just put out an eight-track album that mixes the two artists to pretty good effect! Putting together “Avirl 14th” and “You Belong With Me” just somehow works. In a Tumblr post, Rees laid out his reasoning for working on the project: “I actually think…
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  • 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…
  • SiriusXM To Report Q3 Results

    Spencer Osborne
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    File under….Thank God…. SiriusXM will announce its Q3 results on October 28, 2014 at 8:00 AM.  This news is welcomed because SiriusXM has been drifting downward for a couple of weeks now and perhaps the good quarter that the company will soon announce can be enough to apply the brakes on this slide.  SiriusXM already announced higher subscriber guidance, and the company likely had a very productive quarter with financials as well.  While the exponential type revenue growth we have seen in the past may be flattening a bit, the stability offered by SiriusXM is something that…
  • Liberty Media Would Love To Own SiriusXM But Wont Chase It

    Spencer Osborne
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    This week the subject of Liberty Media buying out SiriusXM raised itself again when Greg Maffei stated, “Sirius holders wish they took the deal”, referring to a proposed deal at the beginning of 2014 that had Liberty effectively paying about $3.86 per share to get the half of the company it does not own.  Since that offer SiriusXM has not seen that type of stock price, and the equity currently is trading in the $3.20’s. The initial deal made a great deal of sense but had same passionate opponents.  In most cases, those oppsed to the deal did not really understand the…
  • September Auto Sales Deliver 1.24 Million Vehicles

    Spencer Osborne
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Auto sales in September came in at 1.24 million units.  This was up 9% from last year, but well below what we saw in August, which delivered 1.58 million in sales and a SAAR of 17.5 million.  The SAAR for September was 16.4 million.  Charts of the auto sales figures are available to SiriusBuzz Premium members. Analysts are expecting 2014 sales to come in at somewhere near 16.4 to 16.5 million.  This is possible if 4 million to 4.1 million in auto sales can happen in Q4.  Last year Q4 delivered 3.8 million units.  Year over year numbers we have experienced in 2014 have been such that…
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    Roger McGuinn's Folk Den

  • Henry Lee

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: Henry Lee – Click To Play Derived from Child Ballad #68 “Young Hunting,” this classic tale of murder by a jilted lover is a good example of a Fatal Error. If Henry Lee had held his tongue about his love in that “Merry Green Land” he may have […]
  • Risselty Rosselty Now Now Now

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

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

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

    1 Jun 2014 | 4:05 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: Peg & Awl – Click To Play This is a traditional song that chronicles the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the shoemaking craft. In 1801 a cobbler would spend all his time doing manual labor with his primitive tools “peg and awl” to create shoes. But by […]
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    XLR8R News and Features

  • The Lowdown: This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Caribou, Todd Terje, Gerd Janson, and More

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know—and love—that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over every single news story, interview, podcast, video, and MP3 download that appears on the site, we also realize that for most people, it's impossible to see everything, which means that some quality XLR8R content is likely to get missed in the hustle and bustle of everyone's daily lives. In the interest of making it easier for everyone to catch up, every Friday we present The Lowdown, a weekly wrap-up of the top 10 tidbits from our site. read…
  • Hear Grouper's Upcoming 'Ruins' LP in Full

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The forthcoming eight-track Ruins LP from Liz Harris (a.k.a. Grouper) is now available to stream in full. read more
  • Torn Hawk and Xosar Collaborate as Body Tools

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Luke Wyatt (a.k.a. Torn Hawk) and Sheela Rahman (a.k.a. Xosar, pictured above) are two artists who certainly know how to keep themselves busy; Wyatt's forthcoming Let'’s Cry and Do Pushups at the Same Time’ LP is currently set to drop via Mexican Summer next month, which is also when Rahman's Immured EP is slated to arrive via Wyatt's own Valcrond Video label (to be followed by an eight-track Xosar record for Opal Tapes' vinyl series in the months to come). Somewhere amidst all this activity, Torn Hawk and Xosar found time to embark on an experimental collaborative project together they are…
  • Luke Vibert Preps Second 'Halloween' EP Featuring Remixes from FaltyDL and Tom Demac

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    With the first volume of his Halloween 12" series set to land next week—October 27, to be exact—Luke Vibert (pictured above) has revealed details of a second Halloween EP which will feature remixes from both FaltyDL and Tom Demac. read more
  • Siete Catorce "Syncopate"

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    The Enchufada label's ongoing Upper Cuts series aims to highlight burgeoning talent from the world of global club music by offering exclusive tracks up for free download on a regular basis. The latest such artist to contribute to the series is Siete Catorce, a Mexico City-based artist whose hypnotic—and appropriately titled—"Syncopate" production serves as the latest Upper Cuts single. read more
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  • The Friday Five: October 24, 2014

    Michael Parr
    24 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: “Good Intentions” by Toad the Wet Sprocket (from In Light Syrup, 1995) Well hello there, fellow shuffle-addicts, welcome to this…
  • CD BOXSET REVIEW: GEORGE HARRISON, “The Apple Years 1968 – 75″

    Rob Ross
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    The perfect companion piece – the sensible companion piece to the earlier The Dark Horse Years 1976 – 1992.  This beautifully styled 6 CD plus DVD and hardcover book set brings together all of the late guitarist’s earlier output – most notably, the long and often-forgotten Wonderwall Music (soundtrack music) and Electronic Sound (Moog synthesizer experimentation), both of which had been deleted and unavailable as quickly as they’d been released. The Apple Years 1968 – 75 includes George’s 1970 masterpiece All Things Must Pass (now in its original…
  • Coming Monday: Another Popdose Giveaway Opportunity!

    Dw. Dunphy
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    People like records. Billboard has decreed it, so it must be true. On October 27, Popdose will be presenting another Giveaway opportunity this coming Monday. Two prizes. Two winners. But we’re not going to tell you what until that day (not that the graphic above won’t give you a sneaky clue). Be here on October 27…We’ll make it worth your time!
  • Suburban Metal Dad #372. “Samhain Fire, Part 5″

    D.X. Ferris
    24 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.  Right!? Tell us in the comments section!
  • ALBUM REVIEW: A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos

    Justin Vellucci
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    When you listen to A Winged Victory For The Sullen’s new record, titled Atomos, it’s difficult not to think about the musicality and inherent narratives of human breathing. True, there is something airy and organic, intensely human even, to the ambient textures and swelling tides on the Kranky release, the duo’s second full-length offering. But it’s something more substantive and illustrative than that. The music, which echoes Arvo Part, is informed by the art of drones and it’s no surprise AWVFTS is half comprised of Stars of the Lid’s Adam Wiltzie. But the new record is a voyeur…
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    The KEXP Blog

  • KEXP Presents: The Spooky Roadhouse Benefit Show

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Help build KEXP’s New Home by celebrating Halloween in the darkest shadows of...The Spooky Roadhouse. Greg Vandy, host of The Roadhouse on KEXP, invites you to a very special Halloween party to help build KEXP’s New Home at Seattle Center. Join Greg at Underwood Stables in Fremont on Wednesday, October 29th at 6:00 PM for a night of specialty cocktails, a performance by Bobby Bare, Jr., and a live remote broadcast of The Roadhouse. When KEXP’s New Home opens in 2016, you’ll be able to watch our in-studio guests and DJs at work in person, but you can watch Greg and his guests in action…
  • Friday Music News

    Britta Plyler
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    photo via SPIN She & Him, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, will drop a 13-track cover album called Classics on December 2. They’ve put a fun little radio widget on their website and when it’s turned to AM station 1202 the site unlocks their cover of Dusty Springfield’s “Stay Awhile.” Check out two trailers for the upcoming album, below. [Pitchfork] With the November 10 release date of the Foo Fighters‘ Sonic Highways quickly approaching, the band has shared another new album track. “The Feast and Famine” was recorded in Arlington, VA and will…
  • Live Video: Perfume Genius

    Janice Headley
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    photo by Morgen Schuler (view set) Perfume Genius mastermind Mike Hadreas is a local, but it wasn’t until the 2010 Matador 21 anniversary shows in Las Vegas that I first saw him live. Sandwiched on the bill between two iconic heavyweights (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Cat Power, for crissakes), Mike sat timidly behind his piano with his boyfriend. He seemed so fragile, yet there was an impressive strength behind it that kept me and my friends glued to the stage. Years later, Hadreas has returned with his third album, Too Bright, out now on Matador Records, and his strength radiates…
  • Music That Matters Podcast: Mike Birbiglia

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:45 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. Mike Birbiglia // photo by Evan Sung Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 431 - Mike Birbiglia Comedian, writer, actor and director Mike Birbiglia and his also-multi-talented wife Jen Stein – whose cat is named Mazzy Star – curate and discuss some of their favorite songs and recording artists, including Tegan and Sara, Sharon Van Etten,…
  • Friday on My Mind: Songs for the Returning Rain

    John Richards
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Seattle Center in the rain // photo by Brittney Bush Bollay 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. So in case you’ve been locked deep away in a windowless basement, it is indeed Fall and the rains have returned to Seattle. Despite what has now become legend, when it comes down to it, Seattle doesn’t really get that much rain. Especially when you compared our city with others throughout the country. In fact, Seattle doesn’t even rank in the top 10.
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    Create Digital Music

  • Pea Soup to Go Puts Decades of Experimental Sounds into Your Browser

    Peter Kirn
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Beautiful 1974 circuitry makes eerie sounds that inspire today. Oh, sure, the future of the music industry might be U2 showing up in your iTunes or streams of chart-topping hits. Or, just maybe, the future just for now will be instead weird, humming soundscapes that drone on in a browser tab, generatively faded from decades of performances of a legendary experimental piece. Option number two may be wildly unrealistic and wholly unviable commercially but – hey, it’s your browser, and you can make that choice happen right now, for free. Sonic legend Nicolas Collins, sound professor,…
  • Give Yourself a Night at Panorama Bar for Free, with Ryan Elliott

    Peter Kirn
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Mixes, like DJs, are everywhere. But the question of how to stand above the crowd has a simple answer: be better. Be consistent, be intelligent, paint a scene. Give humans a reason to listen to you; make algorithms, like unskilled DJs, weep. And, yes, have a soul. Ryan Elliott’s mix on Ostgut Ton is simply one of the best such mixes I’ve downloaded this year, and earns a place on some hard drive round here, stored permanently in all its lossless WAV glory, an hour and a half and gig and a half. Strip away the Panorama Bar label, and it still communicates one of those moments in…
  • After 100 Releases, A Label You May Not Know, But Should [Thoughtless Interview]

    Peter Kirn
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Noah Pred didn’t just run his own label. He has run a label that has traced a lot of the finest music of the past years, making its way from Toronto to Berlin. And he did it while juggling his own career as a techno producers’ producer, a DJ’s DJ. At 100 releases, he’s got plenty to say about what that musical journey has meant – and not just the easy bits. I pressed Noah to reflect on what he really thinks of the flow of the music industry’s power and resources to the top, and the conflicts that can happen in trying to keep a label like this going. And,…
  • Turn a Rock Band Keytar Into a Mellotron, And More Standalone Instruments

    Peter Kirn
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Lurking in the bargain bins of game shops is a surprisingly well-built keyboard. The Rock Band “keytar” controller may have been made for games, but the keybed is solid, the thing is light, and it can run on batteries. So why not turn it into a standalone instrument? That’s what Jamie Robertson has done with his, and he shows you how. The magic here is something he calls the WAV Trigger. Without naming any names, while there are a lot of cool Arduino shields and the like out there, a lot of them are pretty functionally limited. They’re cool to play with, you can build…
  • NASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You’re Free To Use Them

    Peter Kirn
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    Space is the place. Again. And SoundCloud is now a place you can find sounds from the US government space agency, NASA. In addition to the requisite vocal clips (“Houston, we’ve had a problem” and “The Eagle has landed”), you get a lot more. There are rocket sounds, the chirps of satellites and equipment, lightning on Jupiter, interstellar plasma and radio emissions. And in one nod to humanity, and not just American humanity, there’s the Soviet satellite Sputnik (among many projects that are international in nature). Many of these sounds were available…
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  • Listen to Black Zheep’s 100’s of Centuries

    Vance Brinkley
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Baltimore rapper Black Zheep has been on a steady rise on the internet. The young rapper recently released his project 8th World, and has acquired popularity with his song “Yesterdays. Recently, Zheep released this new track “100’s of Centuries”. The beat, produced by Washington DC native Royal, is dark and spaced out, with Black Zheep’s low voice illustrating the dark images of his home town. Black Zheep’s unique sound has been this way since his first project Platinum 93, and it won’t go away, so enjoy. You can stream “100’s of…
  • Listen to TOMMY KRUISE’s new project “FETE FOREIGN”

    Vance Brinkley
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Canadian producer Tommy Kruise is back with new project FETE FOREIGN. The project’s sound is a bit different from the darker southern sound of his past album Memphis Confidential Vol. 1. However that sound is still present within a diverse setlist of songs. FETE FOREIGN also includes features of Levii Ru$$el and Earl Swavey, and JME. Check out FETE FOREIGN  below and make sure you download it here. Filed under: Breeding Ground, Music Tagged: #FreshHeat, Canada, Earl Swavey, FETE FOREIGN, hip hop, Levii Ru$$le, MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD, Producer, TOMMY KRUISE, [BGA]
  • Childish Gambino drops verse on LION BABE Song “Jump Hi”

    Vance Brinkley
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Gambino’s been on a feature spree lately, from Logic to Fredo Santana, but his verse on LION BABE’s new song “Jump Hi” is a great addition. LION BABE’s new single is alone incredible, made with upbeat production and a Nina Simone sample. The songstress Jillion Hervey adds an old school vibe to her soul’d out verses. Add that with Bino’s verse, and you have a pretty good combination. Let’s hope that there’s more to come from the duo. Source: Pigeons & Planes Filed under: Music Tagged: Alternative Pick, Childish Gambino, Daily Word,…
  • Birthday Photos Rich Homie Quan and Trinidad James with FLY

    Steve Raze (@SteveRaze)
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    Super Star CEO of Think It’s A Game Records G “Fly” Henry celebrated his birthday at Prive Nightclub in Atlanta along side his artists Rich Homie Quan and Trinidad James. “FLY” recently held a formidable position on the panel of the Revolt Music conference just last week discussing his successes over the years of his career and what its been like running a successful label with two of the hottest artists in Hip-Hop today!      Filed under: Lifestyle Tagged: Fly, Rich Homie Quan, Trinidad James
  • Breeding Ground: Check out ADH’s Unplugged

    Vance Brinkley
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    There is nothing better than listening to live music. It shows how an artist can show his true talent through vocals and live instruments, especially in Hip Hop. Brooklyn rapper ADH might be a newer face in the Hip Hop scene, but his Unplugged project is an example of how Hip Hop and live instrumentals should be played. The experience of Unplugged is diverse, but the album still give you a great combination of jazz and hip hop. Check out the snippets ADH Unplugged below. you can purchase the albu from iTunes Filed under: Breeding Ground, Music, Uncategorized Tagged: ADH, Breeding Ground,…
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  • Soundcast Ep. 75 - Top 10 2014 Summer Scores!

    2 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Ep. 75 - Top 10 2014 Summer Scores!Christopher, Marius, Richard and Edmund reconvene to countdown their top ten scores from the very ripe, 2014 Summer movie line up!  It's been a few months, but we're back with  almost two-hours of episodic vengeance!Episode Highlights00:00 - Summer Countdown Mix01:00 - Intro and How We Spent Our Summer Vacation09:31 - #1027:35 - #937:10 - #845:08 - #764:49 - #673:10 - #576:07 - #480:00 - #393:19 - #297:14 - #199:31 - Scores that didn't make the listMusic Selections00:04 - "The Pod Chase" (Guardians of the Galaxy) by Tyler Bates09:55 - "Dochi…
  • The Best Soundtrack Cover Art for 2014

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Follow Tracksounds's board 2014 Best Soundtrack Cover Art on Pinterest. Yes.  We are on Pinterest! So what are we doing there?  Oh ... just keeping track of, what we consider, the best soundtrack cover art work for each year.  We'll be adding to it as the year goes, so if you're feeling "pinny," please do follow usthere and give some of our pins some "like-age" on the covers you agree are among the best of the year.Of course, it is possible that we might miss some great art out there...whether it is for a CD release or vinyl.  Heck.  It might even be for a…
  • In Context - Need for Speed by Nathan Furst

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    "Way" back in March of 2014, a rival to the Fast And Furious franchise made its debut.  NEED FOR SPEED, directed by Scott Waugh, was marketed to give us a slightly retro-street-race movie from what the Fast And Furious franchise has evolved into.   Boasting real cars, in-camera effects, and a host of drool-inducing automobiles, NEED FOR SPEED looked to bring the popular and historic game franchise to the big screen in a big way.  Brought on to score the film was previous collaborator, NATHAN FURST, who worked with Waugh on Act of Valor (2012).Missing out on its theatrical…
  • Snowpiercer (Soundtrack) by Marco Beltrami - Review + Audio

    8 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    Frozen Motionby Richard BuxtonBased on the French graphic novel LE TRANSPERCENEIGE, SNOWPIERCER marks BONG JOON-HO’S English-language debut, and the last of the South Korean film industry’s big three directors (Bong Joon-ho, Kim Jee-woon, Park Chan-wook) to venture west in recent years. Though its release was subject to substantial delays outside Asia, Snowpiercer is nothing less than a riveting, refreshing, and downright entertaining science-fiction action film from an immensely talented director.SNOWPIERCER, set in a grim dystopian future aboard a self-sustaining train without a…
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Soundtrack) by John Powell

    5 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    How to Score a Sequelby Edmund MeinertsJOHN POWELL took the film music world by storm when his utterly fantastic score for DreamWorks’ best film, the atypically mature and ambitious HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, hit shelves in early 2010. It netted an unlikely but thoroughly deserved Academy Award nomination (why it didn’t win – especially considering what did that year – is beyond me) and set the bar into the stratosphere for the film music of the 2010s, a bar that hasn’t been reached by any score since. The score represented the high point of a period of very strong production for…
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    Engine 145

  • Fats Domino Documentary Debuts at New Orleans Film Fest; Kenny Chesney Returns to the Road; O’Donovan, Pikelny Collaborate

    Juli Thanki
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    Music City Roots’ Craig Havighurst interviewed Joe Mullins about keeping bluegrass alive on the radio. (warning: autoplay) Ryan Bingham will release Fear and Saturday Night on January 20. Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal premiered one of Bingham’s new songs, “Broken Heart Tattoos.” Here’s Aoife O’Donovan and Noam Pikelny collaborating on a lovely version of “Don’t That Road Look Rough and Rocky.” New documentary The Big Beat premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival yesterday. The film, directed by Joe Lauro, tells “the story of one of the defining partnerships of rock…
  • Trampled By Turtles Cover Yes; Bob Seger, Jason Aldean to Tape CMT Crossroads; Kasey Chambers Postpones Tour

    Juli Thanki
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    Trampled By Turtles covered “Owner of a Lonely Heart” by Yes for The A.V. Club’s Undercover series. (warning: autoplay) Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley discuss their forthcoming album, Before the Sun Goes Down, in this Bluegrass Today video. The Lone Bellow will release sophomore album Then Came the Morning on January 7. Here’s the new video of the title track. Everybody ever is playing SXSW. Some neat-sounding seminars were announced, too, including “Alan Lomax at 100: A Centennial Retrospective” and “Got My Mojo Working: The Musical Legacy of Muddy Waters and the Chicago…
  • CMT Names Artists of the Year; Stream Jerry Lee Lewis, Cale Tyson Albums; 180,000 Attend World of Bluegrass

    Juli Thanki
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Mindy Smith reflects on One Moment More, which turns 10 this year. Yesterday The New York Times published Paul Craft’s obituary. Jerry Lee Lewis on his country music recordings: “It wasn’t necessary for me to play country. I did it because of the material. I couldn’t find good rock’n’roll songs by the late ’60s. Nobody could. I got all these slower country songs and I played them and they were great. I had nearly 30 top-10 country hits. My favorite is ‘What’s Made Milwaukee Famous. When I got tired of doing slow stuff I switched back to rock’n’roll. Now I’m starting up…
  • Alan Jackson Announces Tour; Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town to Sing at World Series; New Album Releases

    Juli Thanki
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Reba has become the first artist signed to Nash Icon Music, a joint venture between Big Machine and Cumulus. She’s currently working on a new album with Tony Brown and James Stroud. Alan Jackson announced the Keepin’ it Country Tour, which will kick off in Fort Myers, Florida on January 8. Brandy Clark and Jon Pardi are the opening acts. (via press release) St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ winter tour begins today in Boston and will wrap up in London next March. posted a list of this year’s Black Friday releases. They include a Waylon Jennings 7”…
  • Paul Craft Passes Away; Little Big Town Inducted Into Grand Ole Opry; New Music Videos

    Ken Morton, Jr.
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    Just two weeks after his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Paul Craft passed away last Saturday at the age of 76. Read the obituary Peter Cooper wrote for The Tennessean. Grand Ole Opry historian Byron Fay recently shared the passing of Jimmy Sizemore on his Facebook page: “I just found out that Jimmy Sizemore passed away on October 14, 2014 at the age of 87. Along with his father Asher, Little Jimmy (as he was known), first appeared at the Grand Ole Opry on September 24, 1932. They remained a part of the Opry until leaving in 1942. According to Opry founder George D.
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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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  • Sat Eye Candy: Jack Bruce

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Longtime JamBase Editor and contributor Dennis Cook put together this collection of videos featuring the great Jack Bruce in honor of the bassist's 68th birthday in 2011. We've updated the piece as we remember the legendary four-stringer, who died surrounded by his family earlier today. THE BASS WORLD’S CREAM DE LA CREAM Jack Bruce changed the way people play the bass. With the chops of a jazz hound, the high- minded sophistication of a classical player and the raw force of rhythm & blues, Bruce helped establish the seriousness of rock musicianship in the 1960s and 70s. His groundbreaking…
  • Blue Skies For Allman Brothers Band At Beacon | Night Three

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Guitarist Derek Trucks channeled the spirit of founding The Allman Brothers Band guitarist Duane Allman by using Duane's famed 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop at points during last night's show at the Beacon Theatre in New York City as he did on Wednesday night. Trucks also utilized another Les Paul that looked awfully similar a second one of Duane's iconic guitars throughout the night, though there's been no confirmation of the axe's origin as of yet. Author Alan Paul, who literally wrote the book on the group, called Friday night's performance the "best Allman Brothers Band show I've heard in…
  • Roosevelt Collier Covers Led Zeppelin With Dumpstaphunk

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    New Orleans funk act Dumpstaphunk's run through Florida continued Friday night at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale, where Miami's favorite son, Roosevelt Collier, sat in on lap steel to help the band cover Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On." Our friends at CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS captured video of Collier guesting on "Ramble On": Dumpstaphunk performs at The Plaza Live in Orlando on Saturday night with guitarist Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna) scheduled to open. Additional Dumpstaphunk Videos From Last Night By CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS: [Dumpstaphunk - Liar] [Dumpstaphunk - Put It In The…
  • In Memoriam | Bassist Jack Bruce 1943 - 2014

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We're sad to report that legendary bassist Jack Bruce has died. Bruce was best known for his work with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker as a member of seminal rock band Cream in the late '60s. The Scottish native brought a power, flair and old- fashioned sensibility to his bass parts that hadn't been seen until he came along. Jack was also a fine songwriter who co-wrote such storied songs as "Sunshine Of Your Love," "White Room" and "I Feel Free" with Pete Brown. Bruce died of liver disease according to Press Association. Jack Bruce's death was announced by his family on the bassist's official…
  • Phish The Forum Inglewood | Setlist & Skinny

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Phish Fall Tour 2014 moved down the California coast on Friday night for the first of two performances towards the bottom of The Golden State. Friday saw Phish return to the legendary Forum, longtime former home of the Los Angeles Kings & Lakers, for the first time since February 14, 2003. Much has changed for The Forum since the band's first and only other visit as the venue underwent a major renovation before re-opening this past January and the same can be said for Phish. A photo posted by Mike Gordon (@mike_gordon) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:09pm PDT The Vermonters went the high-energy…
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  • ONSLAUGHT Featuring Ex-ANTHRAX Singer NEIL TURBIN: Footage Of Brooklyn Concert

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Fan-filmed video footage of British thrashers ONSLAUGHT performing on October 23 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York can be seen below. As previously reported, ONSLAUGHT vocalist Sy Keeler sitting out the band's "Thrash Invasion Tour 2014" of the U.S., Canada and South America due to health issues with his son. He is being replaced for the duration of the trek by former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin. Said Keeler: "I know you are going to be disappointed with my decision as am I, but I sincerely hope you can understand our situation. "My reason for this is the ongoing health issues with my son,…
  • SNOT Recruits VITIATE Frontman CARL BENSLEY For Upcoming Tour

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Reunited legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT has tapped Carl Bensley (VITIATE, CONSUME THE FIRE) to sing for the band following the recent departure of Tommy "Vext" Cummings (ex-DIVINE HERESY). SNOT guitarist Mikey Doling says: "[Carl] is an incredible monster vocalist and great dude. [We're] very excited to rock with him." SNOT's U.S. tour, during which the band will perform its classic "Get Some" album in its entirety, is scheduled to kick off on November 28 in Palm Desert, California and wrap up on December 23 in Pomona, California. Doling says of the upcoming trek: "I want…
  • OZZY OSBOURNE Says 'The Osbournes' TV Show Was 'A Good Idea' That 'Went Wildly Out Of Control'

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Ozzy Osbourne says that the MTV reality show "The Osbournes", which followed the lives of the BLACK SABBATH singer and his family, was "a good idea" that "went wildly out of control." The "fly-on-the-wall" TV series, which became the highest rated original program in MTV's history, started in 2002 and ended in 2005. The show chronicled Sharon Osbourne's battle with cancer, as well as younger children Kelly and Jack Osbourne's stints in rehabilitation for drug and alcohol abuse. "The Osbournes" was credited with being the first show where cameras followed celebrities around and led to a number…
  • FATES WARNING Singer Blames Band's 'Lackadaisical' Attitude For Lack Of DREAM THEATER-Level Commercial Success

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder believes that the group's "lackadaisical" attitude towards recording and touring was was what ultimates cost him and his bandmates the kind of sustained commercial success that is enjoyed by DREAM THEATER, a band that many consider to be the premier progressive metal outfit in the world. Formed in 1982 by vocalist John Arch, guitarists Jim Matheos and Victor Arduini, bassist Joe DiBiase, and drummer Steve Zimmerman in Hartford, Connecticut, FATES WARNING went through a number of lineup changes in its 30-year-plus career while releasing eleven studio albums, two…
  • SKID ROW To 'Do Some Writing' For Next EP In January

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Rock N Reel Reviews conducted an interview with SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo during the band's recently completed UK tour. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SKID ROW's plans to release another EP to follow up this year's "Rise Of The Damnation Army - United World Rebellion: Chapter Two": Sabo: "This one will be a set of three [EPs], so we'll start working on it… We'll do some writing in January. We've done some writing already. We consciously made a point not to write everything all at once. We wanted everything to…
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  • Handwritten John Lennon Letter Sells For $28,000 at Auction

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    A letter John Lennon wrote to New York-based television host Joe Franklin sold for more than $28,000 Thursday night at the Boston-based RR Auction. In the letter, written on Apple Records stationary in 1971 right after Yoko Ono released her album Fly, Lennon raves about his wife's musical talents and asks Franklin......
  • Liam Gallagher Reveals 'Beady Eye Are No Longer'

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Beady Eye have disbanded, Liam Gallagher revealed in a tweet Saturday. "Beady Eye are no longer. Thanks for all your support," the former Oasis singer wrote. Gallagher's fellow Oasis mate and Beady Eye guitarist Andy Bell added, "Thanks to all the Beady Eye fans. I had a blast. See you on the other side. Big......
  • Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Maroon 5 Tabbed for Grammy Christmas Special

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    After six years of announcing the nominees of Music's Biggest Night during a primetime concert, the Grammy Awards are mixing things up for the 57th annual ceremony. Gone is Grammy Nominations Concert Live, and in its place comes A Very Grammy Christmas Special, which will air on December 5th on......
  • Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dead at 71

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Jack Bruce, the singer and bassist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Cream, has passed away, his family confirmed the musician's passing on his Facebook page. He was 71. "It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round......
  • 'Sonic Highways' Hits D.C.: 5 Things We Learned

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Foo Fighters' HBO series Sonic Highways visited Washington D.C. Friday night, which marked a homecoming of sorts for Dave Grohl: The rocker was raised in the Virginia suburbs outside of D.C. – his mother still lives there – and he started out drumming for area acts like Mission Impossible, Dain......
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  • Handwritten John Lennon Letter Sells For $28,000 at Auction

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    A letter John Lennon wrote to New York-based television host Joe Franklin sold for more than $28,000 Thursday night at the Boston-based RR Auction. In the letter, written on Apple Records stationary in 1971 right after Yoko Ono released her album Fly, Lennon raves about his wife's musical talents and asks Franklin to give her latest LP a listen. John Lennon Manuscripts Sell for $2.9 Million at Auction "Of course Yoko can explain her music better in person, this is a kind of introduction. For something rather more 'straight,' a track called 'Mrs. Lennon' on Fly is an example of her…
  • Liam Gallagher Reveals 'Beady Eye Are No Longer'

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Beady Eye have disbanded, Liam Gallagher revealed in a tweet Saturday. "Beady Eye are no longer. Thanks for all your support," the former Oasis singer wrote. Gallagher's fellow Oasis mate and Beady Eye guitarist Andy Bell added, "Thanks to all the Beady Eye fans. I had a blast. See you on the other side. Big Love." A representative for the band confirmed the split with Rolling Stone. Watch Noel Gallagher Dissect Oasis' Legendary Fights Following the Oasis breakup in the summer of 2009, Gallagher invited Bell as well as Oasis' guitarist Gem Archer and drummer…
  • Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Maroon 5 Tabbed for Grammy Christmas Special

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    After six years of announcing the nominees of Music's Biggest Night during a primetime concert, the Grammy Awards are mixing things up for the 57th annual ceremony. Gone is Grammy Nominations Concert Live, and in its place comes A Very Grammy Christmas Special, which will air on December 5th on CBS. Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5 and Tim McGraw have been recruited for the holiday special, which will conclude with an extra gift for five artists: An Album of the Year Grammy nomination. The Grammys' 25 Best and Worst Moments The Grammys' primetime nomination concerts kicked…
  • Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Gwen Stefani Cover the Hollywood Bowl in Glitter

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    The live Christmas concerts of pop radio stations – the Jingle Balls and their competitors – serve as report cards on the state of the Top 40 and annual demonstrations of terrestrial radio's muscle. Last night, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the Jingle Ball season got started early, as CBS Radio organized their annual "We Can Survive" benefit – which contributes the modest sum of $2 from each ticket to help breast cancer survivors – hosting brief sets by Sia, Paramore, Iggy Azalea, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, and Pharrell Williams,…
  • Wiz Khalifa Sparks up a 'More Intimate' Party at 'Blacc Hollywood' Tour Opener

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    It was a long summer for Wiz Khalifa. One month ago, his wife filed for divorce. A month before that, a 38-year-old man named Eric Johnson was shot and killed after one of the Pittsburgh rapper's Bay Area shows; and all the way back in May, El Paso police arrested him for attempting to bring weed into the city's airport. Last night at the Observatory in Santa Ana, however, on the first stop of the Black Hollywood Big Secret Tour, all that seemed far in the rearview, and Khalifa was in the mood to celebrate: During his 75 minutes on stage, this became the summer when…
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  • Handwritten John Lennon Letter Sells For $28,000 at Auction

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    A letter John Lennon wrote to New York-based television host Joe Franklin sold for more than $28,000 Thursday night at the Boston-based RR Auction. In the letter, written on Apple Records stationary in 1971 right after Yoko Ono released her album Fly, Lennon raves about his wife's musical talents and asks Franklin......
  • Liam Gallagher Reveals 'Beady Eye Are No Longer'

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Beady Eye have disbanded, Liam Gallagher revealed in a tweet Saturday. "Beady Eye are no longer. Thanks for all your support," the former Oasis singer wrote. Gallagher's fellow Oasis mate and Beady Eye guitarist Andy Bell added, "Thanks to all the Beady Eye fans. I had a blast. See you on the other side. Big......
  • Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Maroon 5 Tabbed for Grammy Christmas Special

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    After six years of announcing the nominees of Music's Biggest Night during a primetime concert, the Grammy Awards are mixing things up for the 57th annual ceremony. Gone is Grammy Nominations Concert Live, and in its place comes A Very Grammy Christmas Special, which will air on December 5th on......
  • Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dead at 71

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Jack Bruce, the singer and bassist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Cream, has passed away, his family confirmed the musician's passing on his Facebook page. He was 71. "It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round......
  • 'Sonic Highways' Hits D.C.: 5 Things We Learned

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Foo Fighters' HBO series Sonic Highways visited Washington D.C. Friday night, which marked a homecoming of sorts for Dave Grohl: The rocker was raised in the Virginia suburbs outside of D.C. – his mother still lives there – and he started out drumming for area acts like Mission Impossible, Dain......
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  • video premiere: Vesuvio Solo – Avion

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Our late night go-to jam these days (when not listening to pom pom or PBVSGR, of course) has been Favors, the stellar new cassette release from former TOPS bassist Thom Gillies and Cameron MacLean, aka Vesuvio Solo. The tape’s standout track — a gloriously warped and catchy sophisti-pop gem called “Avion” that’s become one of our most played songs of the year in a matter of weeks — gets a hazy video that only enhances the jam’s seedy, late night vibes: Favors, which features a supporting cast of Montreal all-stars (Jane Penny on flute!), is out now on…
  • video premiere: Beverly – Yale’s Life

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Beverly‘s dreamy, sweetly romantic ballad “Yale’s Life” gets some fitting, gloriously languid slow-motion visuals from director Jim Larson. Taken from one of the more underrated records of the year, Beverly’s debut full-length Careers. Drew Citron and Beverly are in NYC this week for CMJ; check all of their dates after the jump… BEVERLY x CMJ FRI 10/24 / Knitting Factory – Culture Collide – 1:00 pm FRI 10/24 / Studio at Webster Hall – Bird Dog Promo – 6:40 pm FRI 10/24 / Brooklyn Night Bazaar – Kanine Records – 9:00 pm…
  • Les Sins – Talk About

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    [the opening track from Les Sins' Michael, out November 4 on Company]
  • Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper details + download Panda Bear’s Mr Noah EP

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Well this is a pleasant surprise: Panda Bear drops a brand new EP out of nowhere, featuring one of the best jams from his incredible new album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. In addition to “Mr Noah,” the EP features 3 non-album b-sides: “Faces in the Crowd“, “Untying the Knot“, and “This Side of Paradise“. Listen to the EP in its entirety below + download it now on iTunes. PBVSGR is out January 13, 2015, pre-order the 3xLP here. You can also see some of Danny Perez’s PBVSGR visuals here. Tracklist after the jump… PANDA BEAR MEETS…
  • official video: Panda Bear – Mr Noah

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    [directed by AB/CD/CD // Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper is out January 13, 2015]
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    Aquarium Drunkard

  • SIRIUS/XMU :: Aquarium Drunkard Show (Noon EST, Channel 35)

    Satisfied '75
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 361: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ The Who – Fortune Teller ++ Billy Nicholls – Girl From New York ++ The Kinks – Supersonic Rocket Ship ++ […]
  • Phosphorescent :: You Can Make Me Feel Bad (Arthur Russell)

    Satisfied '75
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The latest release from the Red Hot Organization is a tribute compilation to the late cellist and experimental composer Arthur Russell, whose work spanned the verse of classical music, disco, country, folk and the avant-garde. The players on this release include the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Lonnie Holley, Jose Gonzalez, Sam Amidon and Devendra Banhart. […]
  • Catching Up With Twin Peaks :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

    Satisfied '75
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Twin Peaks’ 2013 debut Sunken, issued by Aquarium Drunkard’s sister label Autumn Tone, was a tight, fuzzy blast of garage rock. It was a brief, but powerful, statement from a couple Chicago kids inching toward their twenties. Wild Onion the band’s 2014 LP for Grand Jury, takes the promise of their first expands it outward. […]
  • Graham Nash, Gone Girls and the Operatic Effect

    Satisfied '75
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Having last week seen Gone Girl back-to-back with another (far quieter, far more chilling, far superior) infidelity-noir, The Blue Room, I’ve been thinking a lot about contrasting points of view and conflicts of interpretation. In both these films, the drama is refracted through a he-said-she-said-they-said prism in which every perspective is revealed as partial, cluttered-over […]
  • Jungle Fire :: Tropicoso

    Satisfied '75
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Since 2011, Los Angeles based Jungle Fire have been cementing their reputation with incendiary Afro/Latin/funk performances via gigs at small local clubs to sharing festival stages with the likes of Shuggie Otis and The Budos Band. Now, the rest of the world is about to get a taste thanks to their debut LP, Tropicoso, on […]
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  • White Fence, King Gizzard, Tiny Ruins & more playing free CMJ Hangover Brunch at Baby's on Sunday

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard @ BVCMJ 10/24/2014 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard on now at Baby's All Right for the free BrooklynVegan #cmj day show A photo posted by Brooklyn Vegan (@brooklynvegan) on Oct 10, 2014 at 11:36am PDT We're on the last day of CMJ -- White Fence just wrapped up their set at our day party and our official CMJ showcase starts in just a bit -- but for those who want to extend the music a little longer, don't forget you can catch some of more active bands this week play stripped down sets over brunch at the DO-NYC / Panache CMJ Hangover Party at Baby's…
  • What's going on Saturday? (BV day party & CMJ showcase, Psych Fest showcase, Television, J. Spaceman, more)

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Titus Andronicus @ Webster Hall in September (more by Greg Cristman) Because of CMJ, we're doing 'What's Going On' slightly different this week. Each day there's a handful of day shows which are listed first, followed by the night shows. With so many events happening each day, we've limited this to our top picks, but there's a list of other good ones below the fold. And for even more of tonight's shows, you can browse our full NYC show calendar. DAY SHOWS Titus Andronicus, Fat White Family, White Fence, Beverly, Bo Ningen, Girlpool, Flowers, Bully, Residual Kid @ Baby's All Right (FREE…
  • Death by Audio throwing free 24-hour drone marathon this weekend in back loft w/ Will Sheff, Excepter, Greg Fox, more

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Back when Death by Audio was known as the Sugar Factory, they used to have shows in the loft space adjacent to what's now the main show space. They call that space The Ranch and it looks like they're having shows again there, starting with a marathon drone event called Holly Jolloween which starts Saturday (10/25) at 7 PM and goes till 7 PM Sunday (10/26):To kick off the final month of madness at Death By Audio, we're hosting a 24-hour wall of sound in the loft space behind the venue. Every performance will overlap with the set before and after, so that there will not be a second of silence…
  • Widowspeak, Megabog, Homeshake, Girl Tears, Dinner & more played Captured Tracks' day party at Baby's (pics)

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    photos by Amanda Hatfield Widowspeak / Homeshake / Dinner / Megabog Captured Tracks threw a CMJ week day party at Baby's All Right on Thursday (10/23) with some of their newer signings, plus the only show this week from Widowspeak. The day featured LA band Girl Tears, Seattle's scrappy pop band Megabog, Mac DeMarco cohorts Homeshake, the part-guided-meditation-part-dance-party that is Dinner. Pictures from those sets are in this post -- we missed opener Juan Wauters (sorry, Juan). Meanwhile, in the front room, Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy and Mac DeMarco were spinning tunes. A couple…
  • Irving Plaza Ebola benefit on sale

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    By Klaus Kinski A few days ago I mentioned that Irving Plaza will be playing host to at Doctors Without Borders Benefit on Wednesday November 19. Unbelievably in the few days that have elapsed since that post, ebola has officially shat itself upon our doorstep. Looks like I'll have to curtail all of my various hobbies that involve playing with human feces, blood, and saliva amIright? Anyhow, tickets for that benefit are officially onsale. Tickets are being sold in two tiers; $60 general admittance and $110 VIP admittance which allows bearers access better seating/standing. The line-up…
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  • We Love to Party with Erich Conrad, Viva La Fashion!

    Taylor Ghrist
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    This Saturday, come follow us to the nightlife playground Erich Conrad has prepared. If you don’t already know, Erich Conrad, partnered with Paper Magazine’s Drew Elliott, is highly reputable for throwing some major ragers. This time he is launching his new weekly party titled “prettyugly”, which is pretty funny, and I’m pretty sure it will be #prettyfun. Some downtown cuties will be in attendance including art favorites Mike Bailey-Gates, Hari Nef, among others.  The Paramount Hotel, which became very relevant with NYC’s sultry Queen of the Night, is located within Times Square…
  • More Twisted Than Dreams: The Films of Gregg Araki

    Hillary Weston
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    For director Gregg Araki, his films have always existed in hyper-real and bizarre world of their own. Breaking new ground with his daring and unique approach to filmmaking, he has become one of the most influential independent filmmakers for over two decades now, offering an alternative and thrilling entrance into the teenage psyche. From Doom Generation and Mysterious Skin to Nowhere and Kaboom, he takes the coming-of-age tales and spins it into another dimension, exploring everything from drugged-out off the rails doomsday prophecies and indulgent sexual fantasies to dark familial drama and…
  • The Real Headline: Renée Zellweger is a Great Actor, and We Love Her

    Taylor Ghrist
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Photo courtesy of John Salangsang/ Dear Internet:  Why is it so damn important to continually report on the state of Renée Zellweger’s face? Renee, an Oscar-winning 45-year-old actress who has achieved more than perhaps you ever will in your own life, is here to teach you that you’ve been placing way too much emphasis on Hollywood’s antiquated standards of beauty. And this week’s media frenzy surrounding Renée’s recent red carpet appearance is just one symptom of a disturbing viral phenomenon—one that, with our instantaneous resources a contagious hate thread,…
  • Your New Favorite CC Cream from Your Old Favorite ‘French Pharmacy’ Brand

    Sara Spruch-Feiner
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Images courtesy of La Roche-Posay La Roche-Posay stands out amongst endless beauty products –it’s not just its “French pharmacy” status (or former status, since it’s available at fancy Duane Reades now,) we love it for its accessible price point, clean packaging, and consistent reliability. The latest product is the double-punch Rosaliac CC Creme, which both provides cosmetic coverage for rosacea, while also working on a deeper level to correct redness over time. It’s the first over-the-counter redness-correcting CC cream and is meant to combine the…
  • Nike Goes Luxe Sport in New Collaboration Modeled by Karlie Kloss

    Alyssa Shapiro
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Karlie Kloss in Nike x Pedro Lourenço. Photos courtesy of Nike I think it’s safe to argue that in the case of gym clothes, a new outfit ups our performance without fail. For that, we are in major favor of Nike Lab’s newest collaboration, a luxury line of athletic gear designer by Brasilian designer Pedro Lourenço. It’s not just that looking fly gives us more motivation to work out harder, which it does, but in the case of Nike and Nike Women, the company has made sure that the gear actually helps our performance. Innovative, breathable fabrics, non-chafing waistlines, supportive,…
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    Digital Music News

  • Pioneer Wants to Track Every Song DJs Play…

    Nina Ulloa
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Pioneer DJ (the company that recently spun-off from Pioneer) is trying to roll out their KUVO platform to a wider audience. KUVO is a “social platform… that connects clubbers, DJs, and clubs around the world“. It’s already being used by Ministry of Sound, Space, Pacha, XOYO, and other clubs. Basically, KUVO is a black box that connects to wifi and Pioneer decks at the club. Pioneer is the leader in DJ hardware, and many clubs have compatible hardware. When DJs play their sets, the KUVO box automatically pulls artist and track information and uploads it to the KUVO…
  • Oops! Ebola Patient Attended CMJ…

    Nina Ulloa
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    This time last year CMJ was being sued for $1.5 million (there have been no updates on this lawsuit). This time around, CMJ has to worry about Ebola. New York has its first official case of Ebola (although further testing needs to be done). The patient is Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea. He began to show symptoms yesterday morning (October 23rd). On the night of October 22nd Dr. Spencer went to an unofficial CMJ showcase at The Gutter in Brooklyn. The NYC Health Department says other customers were not at risk, since Ebola is only contagious…
  • Deezer Acquires Stitcher and Moves into Talk Radio…

    Nina Ulloa
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Deezer has acquired U.S.-based podcast and talk radio app Stitcher. Stitcher will continue to operate as an independent app on iOS and Android (for now). Deezer says moving into talk radio allows them to become “a truly global on-demand audio provider“. Deezer’s CEO Tyler Goldman told TechCrunch that Deezer has been working on integrating talk radio into their service for some time, and that acquiring Stitcher will help speed things up. Stitcher has over 35,000 shows from 40 countries on their platform, and has been downloaded by 13 million people. They are currently…
  • Somebody Please Shut Down…

    Paul Resnikoff
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am is hosted in Russia.  Last night, an artist emailed us after finding his Bandcamp albums being sold on the site without authorization (he discovered this through a Google Alert).  His distributor, AWAL, confirmed they hadn’t distributed anything to Music-Bazaar. U2 and their label, Universal Music Group, might also have a problem with this:   Prince might find this problematic:   The Black Keys probably didn’t endorse these bargain basement deals…   Music-Bazaar has not responded to our inquiry (though they did request that I fill up my…
  • “The Researchers Also Found that Popular Music Has Gotten a Lot Louder.”

    Paul Resnikoff
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
      From the Million Songs Dataset, a database of western popular music from 1955 (authors: Joan Serrà, Álvaro Corral, Marián Boguñá, Martín Haro & Josep Ll. Arcos).   The post “The Researchers Also Found that Popular Music Has Gotten a Lot Louder.” appeared first on Digital Music News.
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  • Top 10 Artists To See: Saturday, October 25, 2014

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Spookyland This is the last day of CMJ Music Marathon. The last day! What’re you doing here? Go scope some shows! But, uh, read this first. And thanks for coming! Spookyland @ Pianos (Upstairs) Aka Sydney balladeer Marcus Gordon, a 22 year old whose piercing lyricism and volatile, disarmingly imperfect vocals have earned him comparisons to Nick Cave, Jeff Mangum and Bob Dylan. Wannabe Jalva @ Arlene’s Grocery Groovy, spacious Brazilian rock unlike anything else you’ll hear or see this year. Adult Jazz @ Brooklyn Bowl This Leeds foursome sounds like a bunch of academics who…
  • Bella Union: PINS, Marissa Nadler, MONEY, Ballet School @ Le Poisson Rouge: October 23, 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Last night at Le Poisson Rouge, indie label Bella Union brought Ballet School, Money, Marissa Nadler and Pins to Le Poisson Rouge for an intense night of beautiful music. Photos by Thomas Boucher & Brianna Rivera. The post Bella Union: PINS, Marissa Nadler, MONEY, Ballet School @ Le Poisson Rouge: October 23, 2014 appeared first on CMJ.
  • RAC, The Knocks, SPEAK @ Terminal 5: October 23, 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Last night, RAC got extravagant and experimental on stage while The Knocks warmed things up with electro-funk and SPEAK got synthy. Photos by Valerie Ubriaco. The post RAC, The Knocks, SPEAK @ Terminal 5: October 23, 2014 appeared first on CMJ.
  • Noise Love: Haybaby, Me Chinese @ The Flat: October 23, 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Music site Noise Love threw up a pack of cranking rockers up on stage last night at The Flat in Brooklyn last night, including Haybaby and Me Chinese. The post Noise Love: Haybaby, Me Chinese @ The Flat: October 23, 2014 appeared first on CMJ.
  • Siren Sounds PR and Pancakes & Whiskey: Fishing, Bully, Ages & Ages, New Myths, Spookyland, Fort Lean, Henry Hall @ Pianos (Upstairs): October 23, 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Siren Sounds PR joined up with New York City entertainment site Pancakes & Whiskey to present an epic show on the upper floor of Pianos last night as part of CMJ Music Marathon 2014. The night included sets from a number of the festival’s most talked-about bands, including Henry Hall, Fort Lean, Spookyland, New Myths, Ages And Ages, Bully and Fishing. Photos by Dana Pacifico & Mia Min Yen. The post Siren Sounds PR and Pancakes & Whiskey: Fishing, Bully, Ages & Ages, New Myths, Spookyland, Fort Lean, Henry Hall @ Pianos (Upstairs): October 23, 2014 appeared first on…
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  • Getting It Done: The Week in D.I.Y & Indie Music

    Laura Schneider
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Importance of Music Video Promotion 3 Creative Album Release Strategies for Artists at Any Level 5 Ways Indie Labels & Artists Can Increase Music Monetization What Is A Music Publishing Deal? - and Do I Really Need One? MORE: 9 Expert Tips to Make Your Band's Marketing More Persuasive PledgeMusic President Shares 9 Proven Direct-to-Fan Strategies 10 Selfish Reasons To Refer Rocket Fuel - What can a new Platform add to the world of Crowd-funding?
  • MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Rocket Fuel - What can a new Platform add to the world of Crowd-funding?

    Laura Schneider
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
     IANSC | Rocket Fuel – What can a new Platform add to the world of Crowd-funding? Jesse Lakes | How To Become a Digital Music Marketing Superhero
  • REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

    Laura Schneider
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Apple Unveils iTunes 12: Major Redesign, New Features Deezer Acquires Stitcher Adding 35K Talk Shows and Podcasts To Music Platform  SFX Owned Beatport Aquirehires Listn, Will Shut It Down MORE: Marketing TuneCore Launches YouTube Money Music Video Monetization Service Pandora Launches Free Fan Analytics Platform To All Artists Spot.IM Gives Social Media Marketing a Facelift More News Meghan Trainor Claims #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts for 7th Consecutive Week Not One Album Released In 2014 Has Gone Platinum You'll Never Guess Which Country Hosts The Most Pirate Sites Project Music Is Ready…
  • CMJ Issues NYC Ebola Scare Statement, After Patient Attends Showcase

    Bruce Houghton
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Apprehenshion spread among those attending this week's CMJ Music Marathon, after it was learned that a New York City based doctor who was confirmed to be infected with Ebola had visited Brooklyn nightclub and bowling alley The Gutter the night prior to being admitted to the hospital.  The Gutter is an unofficial CMJ showcase venue. Today, CMJ has issued this statement: "We have been diligently following the news on Ebola and will continue to be proactive of the situation and circumstances. At this time CMJ will continue on as scheduled and if anything should change we will act accordingly."…
  • Spot.IM Gives Social Media Marketing a Facelift

    Laura Schneider
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    The brainchild of a former TechCrunch Disrupt winner, Spot.IM is demanding the attention of the social media marketing community.  Allowing any website to become a social network with two lines of code, the company puts website owners back in the drivers seat by giving them more control over the management and monetization of their site traffic.  A truly 'everywhere' social network platform, Spot.IM is the first of it's kind. Even in the Beta stage, it's built an impressive user base. The platform is being used by over 1,000 websites and…
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    OUPblog » Music

  • 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…
  • Early blues and country music

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Beginning in the early 1920s, and continuing through the mid 1940s, record companies separated vernacular music of the American South into two categories, divided along racial lines: the “race” series, aimed at a black audience, and the “hillbilly” series, aimed at a white audience. These series were the precursors to the also racially separated Rhythm & Blues and Country & Western charts, and arguably the source of the frequent racial divisions of today’s recording industry. But a closer examination reveals that the two populations rely heavily on many of the same musical…
  • 2014 AES Convention: shrinking opportunities in music audio

    Raquel Fernandes
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Checking the website for the Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in Los Angeles, I took note of the swipes promoting the event. Each heading was framed as follows: If it’s about ____________, it’s at AES. The slide show contained nine headings that are to be a part of the upcoming convention (in no particular order because you start at whatever point in the slide show you happened to log-in to the site). Archiving & Restoration Networked Audio Broadcast & Streaming Product Design Recording Project Studios Sound for Picture Live Sound Game Sound The list was interesting…
  • An interview with Tracey Laird

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    In honor of the 40th anniversary of Austin City Limits, the longest running live music show on television, we spoke to author Tracey E. W. Laird, author of Austin City Limits: A History, about the challenges the show has faced, the ways that it has adapted to a rapidly changing music industry, and what makes ACL perennially appealing to viewers. What is the biggest challenge that Austin City Limits (ACL) has faced over the years? One of the show’s biggest challenges for the first 25 years was funding. In the ups and downs of the public broadcasting world, largely dependent on fundraising…
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    Netlabels & News

  • 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
  • El Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina, OCMAL

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

  • New on the shelf

    Alex Ross
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    The latest from Mark Berry.
  • Two days in Guanajuato

    Alex Ross
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Last week I traveled to Guanajuato, Mexico, a singularly beautiful old city, to participate in a convocation of critics from various disciplines. This was at the behest of the Cervantino International Festival, which, in its forty-second year, remains one of the more imposing arts festivals on the global scene. Unfortunately, I wasn't there long enough to gain a good impression of Cervantino's offerings, although I did catch a concert by the Next Mushroom Promotion Ensemble, from Japan. Tomoko Fukui's Schlaglicht, a grippingly spastic, wild-eyed piece for violin and piano, was…
  • Klinghoffer at the Met

    Alex Ross
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Long Wake. The New Yorker, Nov. 3, 2014.
  • Protest and counterprotest

    Alex Ross
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    In advance of The Death of Klinghoffer at the Met.
  • The Sellars Passion

    Alex Ross
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Atonement. The New Yorker, Oct. 27, 2014. In brief: Chaya Czernowin.
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    wire to the ear

  • 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…
  • Helix

    Oliver Chesler
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    There is a new iOS game I am in love with called Helix. It’s kind of like a mix between the a game on Magnavox Odyssey 2 called UFO and anything from Jeff Minter. Acid colors, awesome soundtrack and very good arcade play. “It all makes for a wonderful arcade experience. The twist is rich enough that everything feels fresh, and there’s something almost painfully addictive about the game as well.” – For more info:
  • Daniel Miller in his Berlin Home

    Oliver Chesler
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    Ah, two of my favorite things: Berlin and Daniel Miller. Slice (also based in Berlin) visits Daniel Miller in his home. I love seeing which Eurorack modules he has, the art on his walls and just hearing him talk all things Depeche Mode and anything else! “Daniel Miller has earned his place among the most influential figures in the music business from the last three or four decades. Throughout his career, Miller has often showed great vision and an excellent taste in music; he founded the legendary Mute Label, discovered and produced Depeche Mode, signed classic acts like Throbbing…
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    Largehearted Boy

  • Book Notes - Jesmyn Ward "Men We Reaped"

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:35 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. Jesmyn Ward's memoir Men We Reaped, an eloquent exploration of race and poverty in America, stuns in every possible way, and is one of the finest works of nonfiction I have read in years. Booklist wrote of the book: "Ward, author of Salvage the Bones (2011), lovingly…
  • Book Notes - Lee Klein "The Shimmering Go-Between"

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:47 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. Lee Klein's The Shimmering Go-Betweenis an audaciously told and genuinely moving debut novel. Foreword Reviews wrote of the book: "A moving, modern meditation on loss and renewal, The Shimmering Go-Between is recommended for readers who want innovation and whimsy…
  • Shorties (Nick Hornby on His New Novel, Stream the New Grouper Album, and more)

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Nick Hornby talked to the Telegraph about his new novel Funny Girl. NPR Music is streaming the new Grouper album Ruins. Bill Moyers interviewed author Marilynne Robinson. The Washington City Paper reconsidered Fugazi's 13 Songs album 25 years after its release. Bookworm interviewed author Jonathan Coe about his new novel Expo 58. Stereogum interviewed Radiohead's Philip Selway about his new album Weatherhouse. The Artery profiled author Eimear McBride and her debut novel A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing. Stereogum interviewed members of Death Cab for Cutie about their forthcoming album, Author…
  • Daily Downloads (Thurston Moore, The Show Ponies, and more)

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Bill Times a Billion: Bridges and Borders single [mp3] Coves and Caves: "Heart Explodes" [mp3] Mary Jennings: "Home" [mp3] Matthew Ryan: "Boxers" [mp3] from Boxers Shannon Hurley: Shannon Hurley Sampler EP [mp3] The Show Ponies: NoiseTrade Sampler EP [mp3] Steady Lean: Here's Something album [mp3] Steady Lean: Stagnant Phase b​/​w Artificial Sky single [mp3] Vincent Colbert: "Baseline" [mp3] from Stranger In My House Free and legal live performances at other websites: Thurston Moore:…
  • Book Notes - Bill Roorbach "The Remedy for Love"

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:37 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. Bill Roorbach's The Remedy for Love is a compelling novel that features two disparate, damaged characters thrown together in a Maine snowstorm. Kirkus wrote of the book: "Lyrical, reserved and sometimes unsettling—and those are the happier moments. Another expertly…
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    CBC Music RSS

  • Coming up on the Strombo Show: Hallowe’en Special

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Sunday is the night of the vampires, devils, wolves, monsters as The Strombo Show delivered the annual Halloween Special. We will run the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirits of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It's the show for music lovers by music lovers. We'll be ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new from George's house for his favourite holiday, from Rosemary Clooney to Ministry, Roky Erickson to Geto Boy.   More than a few friends of the program will be joining us to spin some records and share their…
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Marc-André Hamelin win Echo Klassik awards

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Marc-André Hamelin have won top prizes at the 2014 Echo Klassik awards. Nézet-Séguin was named conductor of the year for his 2013 Deutsche Grammophon recording of works by Stravinsky and Stokowski with the Philadelphia Orchestra. One of Canada's busiest conductors, he's currently holding down the top jobs with Montreal's Orchestre Métropolitain and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, in addition to his principal conductor gig in Philadelphia.  Hamelin won the award for instrumentalist of the year (piano) for his album on Hyperion Records of late solo piano music by…
  • First Play Live: Stars, No One is Lost

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Stars recorded their latest release, No One is Lost, one floor above a raucous discotheque, and it seems that a bit of that vibe rubbed off on the band. While Stars were never a band to shy away from a good groove, the new material seems to be drenched in a disco haze. But just because you're dancing while listening to No One is Lost doesn't mean there isn't depth to this music. There are few bands that are as capable as Stars at making their fans think while they're dancing. And dancing was what 100 lucky Stars fans did last week at the band's First Play Live session in CBC Music's…
  • Heres what you missed at last nights Ghostface Killah/Raekwon/BadBadNotGood show

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    We went to see Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and BadBadNotGood at the Halifax Forum last night, as part of Halifax Pop Explosion. Here's what we saw. 1. Difficulty finding a surprisingly good venue Apparently the Halifax Forum Multi-Purpose Centre is a fancy name for “behind the bingo hall.” We did not realize that. What really caught us off guard was how good this unpretentious venue turned out to be. Compared to most other 1,000-2,000-person venue we’ve been to, it had fantastic sound and sightlines. 2. A high-energy, genre-bending performance by local boy Cam Smith Generally, if you were…
  • Adam Cohen plays songs from We Go Home on Backstage Pass

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    Season 2, episode 8 In this episode of CBC Music Backstage Pass, Adam Cohen performs four brand new songs for a live audience in CBC Music Studio 211. Adam recorded his 2014 album, We Go Home, in various living rooms of homes where he grew up. And then he visited our living room — in Toronto — to play 10 cuts live for the first time. We’ve got four of those tracks and a comfy spot for you at that jam session. Check it out. Adam Cohen performs 'We Go Home' Media not computed. Adam Cohen performs 'Uniform' Media not computed. Adam Cohen performs 'What Kind Of Woman'  Media not…
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    Music News Net

  • 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...
  • Neil Young Announces Storytime Album

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Music News - Iconic folk-rocker Neil Young has announced a November 4 release, out via Reprise Records. Entitled Storytime, the set has ten new tunes, recorded live in the studio with a 92 piece orchestra, choir and Young. This time...
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    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion

  • 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…
  • The Cure for Social Media Overwhelm

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

    Mark J
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    While making his mark on the Seattle music scene with noted bands Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, Gatsbys American Dream and Wild Orchid Children, Kirk Huffman hankered for an outlet that would channel his creative instincts for sample-based, DJ and hip hop inspired production techniques.... ....
  • Sam Smith Says No One Will Love You 'Like I Can'

    Mark J
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    From forever stamping his mark on a Whitney Houston classic to conquering charts around the world, the U.K.'s Sam Smith has proved himself the pre-eminent male vocalist in music today with the phenomenal beauty of his astounding voice. Having just cleaned up at the MOBO Awards in the U.K.,... ....
  • Music Video: James Bay - Hold Back The River

    Mark J
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    Outstanding U.K. singer/songwriter James Bay has been sharing his talents with the Americas in recent weeks, including making appearances at the Austin City Limits Musical Festival and Corona Capital 14 in Mexico City in between tour stops with Hozier in support of his 'Let It Go' EP. As he looks... ....
  • Music Video: Cooper Phillip - Silence

    Mark J
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Fans of music that we are here at Next2Shine, one thing in particular that we appreciate is coming across a new singer who possesses an emotive and articulate voice that can hold the listener's attention in its own right. Schooled in a music academy where she studied classical piano and voice, and... ....
  • Music Video: The Walkervilles - Sweet To Me Sexy

    Mark J
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    Born out of the demise of the Canadian folk rock/band Michou, and newly constituted as The Walkervilles, Pat Robitaille, Michael Hargreaves and Stefan Cvetkovic set about crafting their own distinctive brand of rock'n'soul, describing their newly realized sound as being 'heavily influenced by... ....
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  • ok vancouver ok - The Universe is Fucking Real

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Constantly picking the teeth of innovative music, artistry and outputs, blogging, listening and reviewing the progression from track 2, through track 3 and track 4 of an EP called Houses, released in February 2011 by a 3-piece band… (in post Searching Past Buckets: ok vancouver ok from A Pocket Full Of Seeds. More by this artist at )
  • ok vancouver ok - Breakdown

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Constantly picking the teeth of innovative music, artistry and outputs, blogging, listening and reviewing the progression from track 2, through track 3 and track 4 of an EP called Houses, released in February 2011 by a 3-piece band… (in post Searching Past Buckets: ok vancouver ok from A Pocket Full Of Seeds. More by this artist at )
  • ok vancouver ok - life's a beach

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Constantly picking the teeth of innovative music, artistry and outputs, blogging, listening and reviewing the progression from track 2, through track 3 and track 4 of an EP called Houses, released in February 2011 by a 3-piece band… (in post Searching Past Buckets: ok vancouver ok from A Pocket Full Of Seeds. More by this artist at )
  • Max Quinn's Onomatopenis - Tarmax

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Everything about this project is slightly off. I’m going to open proceedings by pointing upward at the title of this post and artist, ‘Max Quinn’s Onamatopenis’. We’re off to a strange start. You’ve now hit play. Was that… (in post Max Quinn’s Onomatopenis from Sound Doctrine. More by this artist at )
  • Unknown Artists - A Jarai Melancholic Love Song

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:53 pm
    When you come across an album called Ethnic Minority Music of Northeast Cambodia I think you know it's going to be a winner. And it is. Make no mistake about it though, at first you're probably going to… (in post Unknown artists - A Jarai Melancholic Love Song from Doklands. More by this artist at )
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  • Eric Holder S Dopy Gun Cigarette Non Sequitur

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    An digital cigarette is a new invention and has been found that it is really successful. It is been commonly utilised as it serves as an different for people regular cigarettes, pipes and even cigars. Features like without smoke, without tobacco have been substantial adequate for E-Cig to develop a distinct account. It operates on battery and inhaled doses of nicotine are currently being manufactured available by the aid of vaporized procedure. It generally seems to be like the form of a pen. Nearly every single other part of E-Cig is replaceable and there is no trouble around it. The…
  • Why Girls Achieve Excess Weight Soon After Relationship?

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    If you have made a decision that your are over weight and want to drop some stubborn pounds, the very first spot to make alterations is to your diet. What you try to eat has the most significant impact on your measurement. Bodily health need to accompany a wise eating strategy as well, though the primary emphasis need to be on modifying the meals you try to eat. The adhering to write-up is complete of tips and tips to assist maximize your excess weight decline. Most of us require an individual to help us in buy to steer clear of injuries. It could not be attainable for your individual coach…
  • Excess Fat Ups Coronary Heart Illness Hazards

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:06 am
    Majority of folks want to drop fat as quickly as attainable. The principal cause is that folks want to look great in summer since when you go to the seaside you have to take off your clothes. No one needs to look bad bare. Excess weight decline can be hazardous if you do not advise your self about it. Having magical capsules and following diet programs which promise benefits in excess of evening will trigger a lot more negative than good factors. I will demonstrate you some easy methods which will aid you drop excess fat. Like a great deal of folks, Valerie says she only desired to be…
  • World Oceans Day Target On Plastic And Cigarette Debris

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    An electronic cigarette is a system that utilizes battery electrical power and seems like a true cigarette. Including vaporized nicotine makes the natural and bodily emotion of getting a true cigarette in your mouth, but with no true tobacco merchandise extra. Introducing. electronic cigarette s and best vape Kits. These helpful little contraptions have been a massive success since they have so significantly to provide. Let’s start with the electronic cigarette s and what they can do for you. Digital Cigarettes allow you to nonetheless hold a cigarette, flick your digital ashe s and…
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    RouteNote Blog

  • Summertime Vibes: Mako – Sunburst

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Mako are back with a brand new track and its called Sunburst. Very cool track.
  • Tinchy Stryder & The Chuckle Brothers – To Me, To You (Bruv)

    Tom Newman
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    The nations favourite children’s TV double-act The Chuckle Brothers, collaborated with rap star Tinchy Stryder to create this hilarious music video.
  • B&O BeoPlay A2 Portable Bluetooth speaker

    Tom Newman
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Large, high quality, expensive design is what sets B&O apart from other speaker manufacturers. So when B&O announced the new BeoPlay A2, it seems to be set apart from the rest of the companies product line. Size/Portability The new BeoPlay A2 is a first for B&O, directed towards the portable user. With a slim, flat profile and leather handle, not to mention 24 hour battery, which is more than enough for any user. A little on the heavy side at 1.1 kg. Quality Build quality follows suite, this speaker aesthetically looks great. Its aluminium and poly-carbonate body should provide…
  • Bullseye – Combo Breaker

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
  • Microsoft To Drop Free Xbox Music Streaming

    Tom Newman
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Launched two years ago, Xbox Music has given its users the option of music through ad-supported streaming, subscription streaming, and purchase through the Xbox Music Store. It’s attraction lies in the platforms available. Tracks can be streamed or purchased through Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, iOS and Android. Microsoft have announced they are to kill the free ad-supported service on 1st December 2014. “We are focusing Xbox Music to deliver the ultimate music purchase and subscription service experience for our customers. With Xbox Music Pass, you…
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    Judy Rodman - All Things Vocal Blog

  • 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…
  • Singing Low Notes at a Recording Mic: The Ninja Technique

    Judy Rodman
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm
    This will be short but powerful post with a professional tip I have learned to sing my lowest notes in the vocal booth. For the first time, I'm including a little impromptu video from my webcam to illustrate. Simply put your hand on your sternum over your heart and gently press. It should cause your chest to open, not closed!) If you're doing it properly, you'll be getting taller, not shorter. Make sure your head stays back, don't let it bow forward.You should find a resonant, rich, not hooty low note much easier to sing, and more controllable, too.Did you try it? What did you notice?
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    Soundtrack Geek V2

  • Soundtrack Review: Ryse Son Of Rome

    Jørn Tillnes
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Ryse Son Of Rome Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Ryse Sone Of Rome by Borislav Slavov, Peter Antovski and Tilman Sillescu. At a glance: 25 tracks 59 minutes of score Geek Score: 92.8 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 45.8 Album Excellence: 78% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Ryse: Son Of Riome from Crytek and Microsoft Studios was the big game that was going to sell a lot of Xbox One machines. It had the graphics, but it wasn’t quite there in terms of gameplay. The music is composed by some of the heavyweights in the video…
  • Soundtrack Review: Exit To Eden

    Jørn Tillnes
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Exit To Eden Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Exit To Eden by Patrick Doyle. At a glance: 17 tracks 33 minutes of score Geek Score: 75.2 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 4.5 Album Excellence: 14% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Continuing with Patrick Doyle month we have the 1994 comedy Exit To Eden directed by Garry Marshall. This has to be the most comedy of all the comedy scores Doyle has done. This is your straight-up typical campy and naughty comedy that was flooding to our screens in the 90s. From the start, me and Doyle…
  • Soundtrack Review: Bad Milo

    Jørn Tillnes
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Bad Milo Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Bad Milo by Ted Masur. At a glance: 14 tracks 35 minutes of score Geek Score: 71.4 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 7.82 Album Excellence: 22% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Bad Milo is an alien stuck up someone’s butt… literally. This Jacob Vaughan directed horror comedy looks hilarious and I plan to see it as soon as it becomes available. The score by Ted Masur is plain and simply goofy fun. The opening track ‘Bad Milo’ is out there in Danny Elfman land somewhere.
  • Soundtrack Review: Sense And Sensibility

    Jørn Tillnes
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sense And Sensibility Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Sense And Sensibility by Patrick Doyle. At a glance: 19 tracks 37 minutes of Score Geek Score: 82.1 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 10.42 Album Excellence: 28% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Jane Austen’s timeless romantic drama Sense and Sensibility got a 1995 movie adaptation by director Ang Lee. It’s about two sisters and their search for love. The composer is Patrick Doyle and this review is part of Patrick Doyle month. As you would expect with a period romantic…
  • Soundtrack Review: Rocks In My Pockets

    Jørn Tillnes
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Rocks In My Pockets Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Rocks In My Pockets by Kristian Sensini. At a glance: 24 tracks 58 minutes of score Geek Score: 65 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 2.45 Album Excellence: 4% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Rocks In My Pockets seems delightfully weird and awkward as I’ve seen any animation really. The drawings are certainly unique and interesting, almost child-like and it looks fun. Apparently it’s about depression. The score is by Kristian Sensini and it’s certainly up there in…
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    Indiecision: Music Magazine: Indian indie music News, MP3s, Interviews, Videos, Giveaways, Awesomeness

  • Anuvab Pal on the Return of His Show and Competing with Christopher Nolan

    Neha Mathews
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    Two years ago, Anuvab Pal’s solo show The Nation Wants to Know came together as a culmination of a hundred stand-up shows that he had previously done. Revolving around the state of pre and post-liberalization India, the show answered all the questions that the nation would ever ask and drew inspiration from the theatrics of comedy goldmine Arnab Goswami. After several successful shows and collaborations with other stand-up comedians, the show is back with the same name but highly mutated content. We caught up with Anuvab to see what’s in store for audiences this time around. The…
  • Fuck It, Let’s Trap It Out: Su Real on Trapistan

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    The last time I met Su Real, he said he can no longer listen to music that doesn’t work on a dancefloor. He was winding down in his hotel room after playing a set with Humble the Poet at High Spirits. He had taken charge of the music, and was sifting through folders which had been named after dates and venues instead of artist names or album titles. “I make my folders as per sets,” he said. “That’s why it takes so long to look for a track when I’m chilling.” I realized that being a DJ for such a long time had completely reshaped his listening habits. For better or worse,…
  • Jazz Utsav 2014 Announced

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    Jazz aficionados in Delhi can let their record players rest for three consecutive evenings — Jazz Utsav 2014 is here. The jazz festival is back, and is being held at the Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi from October 31 to November 2. The biannual festival, which originated in 1978 and was called Jazz Yatra, has been responsible for bringing some of the finest jazz artists from India and abroad on a singular stage. Recently, it’s become a yearly event and has been rechristened to Jazz Utsav. This year’s lineup is packed with international acts. It features Diego Amador Trio from…
  • The Identity Crisis Announce Debut Album, Release Cover Art + Tour Details

    Uday Kapur
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    Delhi-based alt-rock act The Identity Crisis have shared details for their upcoming debut album Trouble In Paradise. The album, which comprises ten songs, was written by Sharang Sasan (guitars) and Vidur Hans (vocals), and will be supported by a four-city tour later this month. The Identity Crisis released the lead single off Trouble In Paradise, titled ‘Set Me Free‘, last month, and also announced the addition of ex-Nirvana bassist Brennan Denfer to their lineup. Check out the tour schedule and album art below. October 30: Hard Rock Cafe, Gurgaon November 13: Hard Rock Cafe, Pune…
  • Watch: Sessions From The Press – Season One

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    In the past two and a half years, a handful of video series such as The Music Project by Tehelka, Balcony TV (India), No Cover Charge, our very own Chaiwala Sessions and others have surfaced in the Indian indie music’s repository. While the internet has revolutionised the way music is accessed and artists are discovered, the recent boom in video initiatives, such as the aforementioned ones, serves as an exciting ripple in the indie music scene of the country. Says Rohan Rajadhyaksha from Mumbai-based Spud In The Box, “The first thing we ever did as Spud In The Box was a video series…
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  • 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…
  • Afropunk, Black Diversity, And What Marketers Need To Know

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

  • Best Music Albums to Test Audio System

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Being an audiophile does not just mean you are constantly dragging audio equipment into your listening room, while you drown in cables and stress over whether your amp is good [...]
  • Electric vs. Acoustic Instruments

    13 Jul 2014 | 3:06 pm
    This debate resembles the one concerning digital versus analog technology, or CD vs. vinyl, The Beatles vs. The Stones etc. It will never be resolved and the whole fun lies [...]
  • Audiophile Speakers

    16 Jun 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Every single part of your sound system is vital. The important aspect is to find a balance between the different sound components. They must match each other, be compatible, or [...]
  • Jadis Amplifiers: Delicate Warmth of France

    27 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    As an audiophile you can never be fully satisfied with your sound components. At one point, it stops being about finding quality, and your hobby becomes about variety. It’s not [...]
  • Reasons to Buy a Turntable

    2 Mar 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Ever since digital technology was introduced, the analog vs. digital debate has taken place. And it’s not close to being resolved since, it would seem, the point of the discussion [...]
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    YouTube: Music

  • 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: 13448951 336195 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 Direction performing Fireproof. (C) 2014... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 5861809 175114 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: 5507392 78879 ratings Time: 02:49 More in Music
  • Jimmy and Kevin Hart Ride a Roller Coaster

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Jimmy and Kevin Hart Ride a Roller Coaster Jimmy challenges Kevin Hart to conquer his fear of roller coasters while they're hanging out at Universal Orlando Resort. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show S... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 19323251 129420 ratings Time: 04:20 More in Comedy
  • His Name Is Pewdiepie - Extended Version (By Roomie)

    11 May 2014 | 3:15 am
    His Name Is Pewdiepie - Extended Version (By Roomie) Download this song here: A lil bonus for you bros while Im still away. :) Enjoy! Also remember to check out Roomie: https://www.yout... From: PewDiePie Views: 10362413 449973 ratings Time: 03:20 More in Music
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    Heather Fenoughty

  • 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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  • We Are Sitting In (Another) Room: Improv with Architecture

    Molly Sheridan
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Today marks the 40th anniversary of Nicolas Collins’s Pea Soup, a piece that uses electronics to “play” the signature acoustics of a space. In honor of that milestone, Collins today unveils Pea Soup To Go, a free virtual jukebox programed with recordings of 70 different versions of the work.
  • Hindustani Music: Cultural Collisions (and Washing Machines)

    Reena Esmail
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    The unlikely collisions between the two musical cultures I inhabit bring up so many questions for me about musical perception: What do people from one musical culture hear in the music of another culture? How much of our aesthetic association with specific music comes from repetition and reinforcement within our musical culture, and how much is simply hard-wired into us as humans?
  • The Know-Nothings of Jazz

    George Grella Jr
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Institutionalized jazz is safe, museum-piece jazz, but the music still happens in basements and lofts and living room performance spaces. These are the alternative venues and institutions for a music that, by definition, is outsider music, counter-culture music.
  • Chicago: A scavenger hunt of world premieres

    Ellen McSweeney
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    It was Open House Chicago this weekend. Open House is, apparently, a worldwide celebratory architectural free-for-all phenomenon that started in London. But I've only ever experienced it in Chicago. Here, it usually falls in late October, when each rainstorm is a tender rite of passage that strips the city of a bit more color.
  • League of American Orchestras & New Music USA Announce 12 New Music Alive Residencies

    NewMusicBox Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Twelve orchestras and composers have been selected to receive Music Alive: New Partnerships grants of $7,500 each, the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA announced today.
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    TRAEXS.COM Music Video News

  • 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 […]
  • Live Music Streams and Streaming

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

  • Black gospel scholar to demonstrate music’s variety at Baylor symposium – Access Waco

    Bob Marovich
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    It’s an honor to be part of this amazing African American sacred music symposium.  It is said to be the first such gathering of scholars around this single subject since the Smithsonian program honoring the late Pearl Williams-Jones in 1993. Black gospel scholar to demonstrate music’s variety at Baylor symposium – Access Waco. The post Black gospel scholar to demonstrate music’s variety at Baylor symposium – Access Waco appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • RIP LeRoy Crume of Crume Brothers, Soul Stirrers

    Bob Marovich
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    The Journal of Gospel Music is saddened to learn of the passing of LeRoy Crume. LeRoy was a member of Chicago’s Crume Brothers and the Soul Stirrers.  The Crume Brothers are credited for introducing the electric guitar into quartet music and many were members of the Soul Stirrers at one time or another. We will post information on homegoing services as it becomes available.   The post RIP LeRoy Crume of Crume Brothers, Soul Stirrers appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • JGM Pick of the Week: October 20, 2014

    Bob Marovich
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:07 pm
    “Take It to the Lord in Prayer” Patrick Lundy & the Ministers of Music (2014) From the CD Majesty: A Recording of Anthems, Hymns, and Spirituals Incorporating the semi-classical flourishes of Richard Smallwood and Donald Lawrence, Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music give Rev. Nolan Williams’ “Take It to the Lord In Prayer” a lush, restorative reading.  The voices rise and fall with the effortlessness of breathing. Though the melody is different, the lyrics pull verses from Joseph Scriven’s nineteenth-century hymn, “What a Friend We Have in…
  • Wanda Nero Butler Tells JGM How She’s “Identified”

    Bob Marovich
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Journal of Gospel Music‘s Bob Marovich interviews the Princess of Gospel, Wanda Nero Butler. Her new single, “Identified,” immediately follows the interview. The post Wanda Nero Butler Tells JGM How She’s “Identified” appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • Evang. Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse – The Kind of God We Serve: Live in Chicago

    Bob Marovich
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Evangelist Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse The Kind of God We Serve: Live in Chicago TREWWORKS Music Group/Deznell Music Group (2011) By Bob Marovich It is always a pleasure to hear a live gospel quartet album that truly captures the excitement of a group having church. Such an album is The Kind of God We Serve by Chicago-based Evangelist Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse. Although the group’s name gives the impression that it is a contemporary small choir, make no mistake: Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse is a rompin’, stompin’…
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    Art, Culture, Design, Fashion, Sound -

  • 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 […]
  • Style: fragment design x Nike Roshe Run LD-1000 (Midnight Navy)

    Morgan Witt
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design and Nike Sportswear are following up their recent “Nike Court” Collection with an update to the classic Nike LD-1000 sneaker. A mesh and suede upper in ‘Midnight Navy’ with accents in white sits atop a a white Roshe Run Natural Motion sole making for a killer hybrid bringing together classic Nike […]
  • Art: Artist Fabian Oefner’s Vibrant Interpretation Of The 2015 Ferrari “California T”

    Morgan Witt
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Swiss artist/photographer/scientist/engineer Fabian Oefner was recently summoned to Ferrari’s global headquarters in Maranello, Italy to participate in the launch of the stunning 2015 Ferrari California T. Maranello is the home to Ferrari’s many designers, craftsmen, engineers so it was crucial for Oefner to experience and discover the California T in it’s birthplace. “State of the […]
  • Design: “VHS Series” Pro Models By 5BORO NYC

    Morgan Witt
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    New York based skateboard and apparel brand, 5BORO NYC, generated a lot of buzz for their “VHS Series” pro model decks when they were unveiled at Agenda a couple of months ago. Inspired by the packaging from the VHS tape brands like Maxell, Sony, JVC, TDK, and Fuji from back in the day, the designs […]
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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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    FeedBlitz News

  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

    Phil Hollows
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    We recently sponsored the slightly-awkwardly-named-but-totally-worthwhile Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta, and so naturally the topic of email came up (surprise!), especially in relation to testing email forms with different email accounts. It can be a real pain to create yet another email address for your site, and so we all have only a few addresses to go around. Right? Wrong! If you have a gmail account – and who doesn’t? – you effectively have an infinite number of email addresses. And I was surprised how few of the experienced bloggers and content marketers I met…
  • Feeds, Clicks and DNS Problems

    Phil Hollows
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you or your subscribers have been frustrated trying to get to a FeedBlitz feed (or click through to a link in a FeedBlitz feed) in the last 24 hours or so, the reason is because some third party DNS servers have been returning the wrong results for The net effect is that although FeedBlitz is up and your feeds are being served, some subscribers are being sent to the wrong servers, and getting errors as a result. Update: We’ve routed traffic from the “wrong” server to one of the “right” ones, so even folks affected by this should now get…
  • Today I Learned: How to Enable Flash Developers

    Phil Hollows
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Not having Flash development experience in-house, we were puzzled recently when we received a support request from a Flash guy wondering why a file we’d never heard of (crossdomain.xml) was giving a 404 file not found error when he requested it. Because it wasn’t there, obviously. Thankfully, the developer in question was kind enough to throw us a link about why that file was needed for Flash, and a few minutes later we had everything we needed to know. Thanks, Chad! So if you’re a Flash developer, crossdomain.xml is now available on our servers to permit you to use…
  • New: RSS Image Enclosures Now Visible

    Phil Hollows
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    A funny (peculiar, not haha) thing about major media site RSS feeds is that not only are the feeds often little more than a plain text (and so kinda boring) sentence, but also that their RSS feeds tend to include thumbnail images as enclosures. Enclosures are the part of a feed typically used for podcast media files, and the problem with stashing an image as an enclosure is that most people won’t see it, since the picture isn’t part of the main content. As a result, the feed and downstream feed usage (e.g. email subscriptions) are much less engaging for us carbon based life…
  • The FeedBlitz API: Workflow for Building a Plugin

    Phil Hollows
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The goal of this example is to show you what API calls to make so you can programmatically add a subscriber’s email (and other information) to a list at FeedBlitz. Let’s assume you’re developing a plugin for WordPress; any WP plugin developer should be able to integrate with FeedBlitz! The example below isn’t limited to plugins, of course; it can work with any web site, product or service you can extend programmatically.  You use simple Web requests, so it’s pretty easy for a web developer to do. Prerequisites The user of your plugin will need: A FeedBlitz premium account At…
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    FeedBlitz News

  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

    Phil Hollows
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    We recently sponsored the slightly-awkwardly-named-but-totally-worthwhile Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta, and so naturally the topic of email came up (surprise!), especially in relation to testing email forms with different email accounts. It can be a real pain to create yet another email address for your site, and so we all have only a few addresses to go around. Right? Wrong! If you have a gmail account – and who doesn’t? – you effectively have an infinite number of email addresses. And I was surprised how few of the experienced bloggers and content marketers I met…
  • Feeds, Clicks and DNS Problems

    Phil Hollows
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you or your subscribers have been frustrated trying to get to a FeedBlitz feed (or click through to a link in a FeedBlitz feed) in the last 24 hours or so, the reason is because some third party DNS servers have been returning the wrong results for The net effect is that although FeedBlitz is up and your feeds are being served, some subscribers are being sent to the wrong servers, and getting errors as a result. Update: We’ve routed traffic from the “wrong” server to one of the “right” ones, so even folks affected by this should now get…
  • Today I Learned: How to Enable Flash Developers

    Phil Hollows
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Not having Flash development experience in-house, we were puzzled recently when we received a support request from a Flash guy wondering why a file we’d never heard of (crossdomain.xml) was giving a 404 file not found error when he requested it. Because it wasn’t there, obviously. Thankfully, the developer in question was kind enough to throw us a link about why that file was needed for Flash, and a few minutes later we had everything we needed to know. Thanks, Chad! So if you’re a Flash developer, crossdomain.xml is now available on our servers to permit you to use…
  • New: RSS Image Enclosures Now Visible

    Phil Hollows
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    A funny (peculiar, not haha) thing about major media site RSS feeds is that not only are the feeds often little more than a plain text (and so kinda boring) sentence, but also that their RSS feeds tend to include thumbnail images as enclosures. Enclosures are the part of a feed typically used for podcast media files, and the problem with stashing an image as an enclosure is that most people won’t see it, since the picture isn’t part of the main content. As a result, the feed and downstream feed usage (e.g. email subscriptions) are much less engaging for us carbon based life…
  • The FeedBlitz API: Workflow for Building a Plugin

    Phil Hollows
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The goal of this example is to show you what API calls to make so you can programmatically add a subscriber’s email (and other information) to a list at FeedBlitz. Let’s assume you’re developing a plugin for WordPress; any WP plugin developer should be able to integrate with FeedBlitz! The example below isn’t limited to plugins, of course; it can work with any web site, product or service you can extend programmatically.  You use simple Web requests, so it’s pretty easy for a web developer to do. Prerequisites The user of your plugin will need: A FeedBlitz premium account At…
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    Music Industry Newswire

  • 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.
  • New Performing Arts Company Art-In-Relation announces West Coast Premiere of ‘Frankenstein The Musical’ in Long Beach

    Jesse JJ Jame
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Jonas Sills and Ray Buffer have created a new performing arts company in Long Beach called Art-In-Relation (AIR). Art-In-Relation's first production, 'Frankenstein The Musical' will open October 23 at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre inside the Scottish Rite Event Center in Long Beach. The two producers also appear in this powerful production, as Victor Frankenstein and The Creature, respectively.
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  • 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 a row of 8,000 white luminous balloons, 15-kilometre…
  • 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…
  • Kids Playground by Espace Libre

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Children deserve much more attention in urban planning than what they are getting currently. As small children and toddlers are not likely to raise their voices to demand the attention, it is up to us adults to do something about it. We need to support, demand and finance more initiatives that help children – and their parents – enjoy the outdoors, even in urban settings. French urban planning and architecture firm Espace Libre, has created a delightful multi-functional play area for toddlers in the commune of Alfortville, located 7.6 kilometres (4.7 miles) from the centre of…
  • Dune Villa in Utrechtse Heuvelrug, The Netherlands

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If we had only one word to describe this residence, we’d use harmony. If we’d have just two, we’d use harmony and elegance. Luckily, we can use many more, and timeless is a third word that comes to mind immediately. Architects Geert Bosch and Annemariken Hilberlink of Berlicum, Netherlands-based HILBERINKBOSCH architects designed this timeless gem for a couple whose children have already left the house. The villa is located in Utrechtse Heuvelrug, a municipality in the Dutch province of Utrecht. The key to the harmonious elegance of the house is the way it sits on its site.
  • Le Mistral Gift Shop in Tokyo

    12 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Like its namesake, the Paris-Nice express train of the 1950s, Le Mistral gift shop in Tokyo is precise and orderly. With its navy blue base color and strict visual rules reminiscent of a dapper railway uniform, the interior is an effective vessel to display the tightly (strictly) edited selection of gift items from around the world. Designed by Jumpei Matsushima of JP architects, the 61 square-meter (656 sq.ft.) shop is also thoroughly Japanese in its sparse coloring and its neat and exact (precise)  division of space in ever-repeating rectangles. By giving clear rules (in both meanings…
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    Juan Carlos Hernandez - Stage and Jazz Photographer

  • #Théâtre #photo #Genève "Les Démons" de Dostoïevski adapté par José Lillo,jusqu'au 18.10.2014,photos Juan Carlos Hernandez

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    Je vous invite à aller assister à cette pièce au Théâtre du Loup à Genève. La première a eu lieu hier, mardi 30 septembre  et sera jouée jusqu'au 18 octobre.J'ai eu la chance de couvrir et d'assister au filage en tant que photographe et j'ai hâte de découvrir cette adaptation en tant que spectateur.Voici quelques photos ainsi qu'une interview très intéressante du metteur en scène José Lillo de 8 mn sur Radio Vostok (écoutez ici). Il y parle de la pièce, de sa génèse, de sa contextualisation dans notre époque, de Dostoïevski et, cadeau bonus, à  la fin, il lance…
  • Please donate to the Arthur Blythe Parkinson's fund #jazz #help #crowdfunding

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    15 Oct 2013 | 3:52 am
    Hi folks,A jazz legend needs now the help of all the jazz community.How to help ? just click here please : Blythe at the Sud des Alpes, AMR, Geneva, Switzerland, 01.20.2005Don't forget to visit my other blog "Juan Carlos Hernandez - Life Photographer" Widgets
  • #jazz Nouveau CD du Marc Perrenoud Trio #photo

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    29 Sep 2013 | 3:01 am
    "Vestry Lamento" (Challenge Records International), le 4ème CD du trio du pianiste suisse Marc Perrenoud est sur le point de sortir. Pour avoir assisté à un concert présentant leur nouveau répertoire lors du Festival "Les Athénéennes" à Genève en mai 2013, je ne peux que le recommander chaudement. Ce soir-là, ce trio télépathique nous avaient donné le bonheur d'écouter une musique vive et douce alternant compositions originales et relectures novatrices de standards du jazz.Marc Perrenoud Trio au Festival les Athénéennes, mai 2013 Don't forget to visit my other blog "Juan…
  • allez voir "Shopping & Fucking" de Mark Ravenhill par Antea Tomicic, #théâtre La Gravière de #Genève #photo

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    22 Sep 2013 | 1:10 pm
    Chers lectrices et lecteurs,J'ai eu l'honneur et le plaisir d'être le photographe de l'adaptation de "Shopping & Fucking",de l'auteur anglais Mark Ravenhill, mis en scène par Antea Tomicic, et vous invite à profiter jusqu'au 29 septembre 2013 des dernières représentations de cette troublante oeuvre à La Gravière de Genève. (vous trouverez tous les détails - réservations, horaires,distribution, ..- en cliquant ici ) .Tout le bien que j'en pense a été magnifiquement exprimé par Dominique Ziegler : "Courrez à La Gravière, voir la pièce choc de la…
  • So proud of my dear friend and amazing singer Emilie Weibel #jazz #photo #newtalent

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    21 Apr 2013 | 8:05 pm
    I met her in 2005, a chance! We were both at the show of Roy Ayers in Geneva, Parc La Grange. I was there to take pictures and she was there to enjoy the work of a musician who always inspired her. With this common love for music, we became very good friends. At that time, Emilie was already fond of Jazz and improvisation. I encouraged her to pursue her dreams and to go to New York where she could meet with the best musicians. After years of hard work (she studied with Gretchen Parlato and Ralph Alessi among others) and with her rare talent and original style, she is now making…
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    Jake Owen - News

  • 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…
  • Tallahassee, FL Fan Club Pre-Sale

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

    8 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Head to the set with Jennifer! Go behind the scenes with JHUD on set of her “Walk It Out” music video. Special appearances by Jennifer’s husband David Otunga and choreographer JaQuel Knight. Language Undefined Tweet
  • Jennifer Hudson Launches “Its Your World” Remix Contest

    7 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Jennifer has teamed up with Indaba Music and wants to hear your creative side, Team JHUD! 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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    RELEVANT Magazine

  • GamerGate Continues to Be About Misogyny, Despite Its Best Efforts

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    If you're a gamer or geek in any capacity, you know Felicia Day. The actress has become a nerd icon for letting her own gaming/graphic novel/fandom flags fly high, and recently wrote a post called "Crossing the Street," in which she finally addressed the big topic facing gamedom these days: GamerGate. If you're not familiar with the situation, it's a bit complicated, but the short version is that a community of gamers attempting to raise the bar for ethical video game journalism keeps getting sidetracked by members of their group who make their case by doxxing (leaking the personal…
  • The Perfect Crime: Texting Your Probation Officer for Weed

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Alvin Cross Jr. was out of jail and looking for a marijuana hook up, but for some reason, his friends and family wanted nothing to do with him. One can safely assume that's because Cross' Albany, Georgia community was looking out for him, not wanting him to get into any trouble with the law. But Cross handled getting into trouble just fine on his own. Out of options, he decided to text his probation officer to see if he had any weed to sell. Desperate times call for desperate(ly stupid) measures, and his probation officer had police raid Cross' apartment, where they found cocaine and he's…
  • Rob & Kristen Bell

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    This week we talk to husband and wife duo, Rob & Kristen Bell. The popular (and sometimes controversial) author and his wife have written a new book on marriage called “The Zimzum of Love,” and they have a lot of good advice for our listeners. We also spotlight one of our favorite new indie bands, Colony House, catch you up on the week’s news and entertainment and meet an interesting new podcast character, Jesse’s neighbor.
  • Fury's Director Explains the Film's Theology

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    'Fury' director David Ayer on faith, redemption and the brutality of war. Fury is one of the most brutal, grueling war films since 1998’s Saving Private Ryan. It centers on a WWII tank unit lead by Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Brad Pitt). Actors Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña, John Bernthal and Logan Lerman fill out the tank named FURY.
  • 9 Spooktacular Costumes for This Year’s Harvest Party

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    It's time to get ready. While the rest of the neighborhood is busy turning their front yards into altars of darkness with their fake spider webs, ghoul-inviting carved pumpkins and plastic headstones, you’ve got other—dare we say better—things to do: Prepare for the big Harvest Party. Sure, it falls on the same day as Hallween and also revolves around giving candy to children like Halloween does and dressing up in fun costumes like people do on Halloween, but your gathering should not be confused with Halloween. Neither should your outfit.
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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

  • 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…
  • Cover of the Week: Hobbie Stuart Covers Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    UK singer-songwriter Hobbie Stuart returns with a moving cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.” The video features a pensive Stuart performing the song in solitary with only the support of an amped guitar. While Stuart has often covered Sheeran’s songs in the past, including, “A-Team” and “Sing,” this is easily one of his best interpretations. “Thinking Out Loud” just happens to be one of my favorite tracks off Sheeran’s sophomore album X, so props to Stuart for doing it justice and then some. Watch Hobbie Stuart cover…
  • Videos: Singer-Songwriter Hozier Performs “Take Me to Church” and “Angel of Small Death & the Codeine Scene” on Saturday Night Live

    12 Oct 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Last night, singer-songwriter Hozier was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live as Bill Hader returned to host the comedy show that made him famous. The Irish soulman performed his breakout hit “Take Me to Church” and then returned with “Angel of Small Death & the Codeine Scene.” Both songs appear on Hozier’s self-titled LP, which is out now. Watch Hozier perform “Take Me to Church” and “Angel of Small Death & the Codeine Scene” on SNL below. SNL returns October 25th with host Jim Carrey and musical guest Iggy Azalea.
  • Tony Lucca Announces Pre-Order for Two Singles: “Delilah” and “Imagination”; Official Release Date October 21

    11 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Singer-songwriter Tony Lucca has posted two singles, “Delilah” and “Imagination,” for pre-order via iTunes with an official release date of October 21st.  Both singles are slated to appear on his new, self-titled studio album, due out January 27, 2015. From the sound of both singles, Lucca has embraced his new Nashville roots and has put forth a more southern-tinged rock album. Yes, he’s plugged in and amped up, leaving behind his trademark melancholy acoustic sound (for now) in favor of sheer power and raw emotion. And it sounds real good thumping through…
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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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    piranha bay

  • "What we have in Gamergate is a glimpse of how these skirmishes will unfold in the future—all the..."

    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. Tomorrow’s Willie…
  • 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…
  • "In order for a social media service to succeed at advertising, they need to do something that I..."

    10 Oct 2014 | 4:25 am
    “In order for a social media service to succeed at advertising, they need to do something that I don’t think a lot of services are doing: they need to carefully examine the social economy of their service. The people who are making the decisions about what ad products to introduce on the service need to understand, completely and thoroughly, what it is that their content creators want — and then they need to deliver it. To avoid driving away their content creators and reducing the amount of content they have available to sell, social media sites are going to have to start caring a hell…
  • "A venture-capital funded startup is a temporary company that has to convince enough people into..."

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    “A venture-capital funded startup is a temporary company that has to convince enough people into using their platform so that they can make good on the exit they promised their investors at the very beginning. It is the opposite of a long-term, sustainable business.” - Aral Balkan, Ello-goodbye
  • In this culture we are socialized to believe that really important people have a right to be...

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    In this culture we are socialized to believe that really important people have a right to be self-absorbed, to think their needs and concerns are more important than others’. Third World Diva Girls, Yearning. bell hooks Yep. 
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    Flavorwire » Music

  • The 6 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Sleater-Kinney, Panda Bear

    Jillian Mapes
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Sleater-Kinney and Panda Bear are back! There’s some new female R&B-pop that’s worth your time! Another old-school diva covered a new-school pop song we all love! Let’s go! Sleater-Kinney — “Bury Our Friends” There’s something slightly restrained and mature about Sleater-Kinney’s big comeback track, “Bury Our Friends.” The ferocity of the lyrics — particularly the chorus, “Exhume our idols! Bury our friends! We’re wild and weary but we won’t give in!”  — is met by a Carrie Brownstein guitar riff that…
  • The Awkward Ménage à Trois of Men, Women, and Music

    Judy Berman
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    There he is — across the crowded dance floor, two rows down from you in a college lecture, cracking open a beer at someone’s house party: a cute guy wearing the T-shirt of your favorite band. It’s not love at first sight, probably, but it’s infatuation or at least curiosity. You’ll use that thing you have in common to start a conversation, one of you will mention that you were considering checking out a certain show Friday night, you’ll start following each other on Spotify, and sometime after that you’ll be deep into a relationship whose foundation…
  • Listen: Iggy Azalea and Mø Make You “Beg for It” in New Song

    Moze Halperin
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    As much as anyone might not want to drop their guard on their general annoyance with Iggy Azalea as a personality, her better songs make it very hard to keep up the fight. (Of course, these songs are what they are, in great part, due to her knack for strategic collaboration — without Charli XCX’s contribution to “Fancy,” we wouldn’t feel very fancy, would we?) Her newest — a collaboration with Danish singer Mø — again proves an excellent example of the power of a contrasting pop chorus in a rap song, especially when said rap is… rapped by someone with a…
  • Uh, Are The Decemberists Announcing a New Album RIGHT NOW?

    Jillian Mapes
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    Around 11:30 this morning, Colin Meloy started busking new Decemberists songs in Brooklyn’s trendy Williamsburg neighborhood. Hi NYers! I’ll be the bearded and bespectacled guy at Bedford & 7th, busking new Decemberists songs. 11:30. Like, in 40 min. Come on by! — colin meloy (@colinmeloy) October 24, 2014 That was fun! And I didn’t get arrested! #tolerantbrooklyn — colin meloy (@colinmeloy) October 24, 2014 Just a normal day getting off the Bedford stop when The Decemberists are just casually playing some tunes. #thedecemberists #brooklyn A video posted by Katie…
  • Skrillex Concert (Indirectly) Hospitalizes 16 Attendees

    Moze Halperin
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    Sound may, it seem, have a consequence. Reports Consequence of Sound, sixteen people were hospitalized following a Skrillex concert at Chicago’s Navy Pier. The hospitalizations seem to all have been related to drug overdoses — and a number of the cases were among underaged attendees, who were taken to children’s hospitals. This follows a procession of other EDM concerts that have seen absurd numbers of overdoses, hospitalizations and even deaths (allegedly, 118 fans at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival needed medical attention; two people died at this year’s Electric Daisy…
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    Hollywood Music Magazine

  • gen-1076

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
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    24 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
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    24 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
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    24 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
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    Feed Me Indie - The Best New Music from 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
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – The Bellegards (Indie Rock Cafe)
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    The Bellegards – Selden, New York: This is the second featured band in the latest edition of the popular series of 7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear. Monday we featured The Airplanes, the first band in this latest installment of seven DIY and indie bands you’ve likely never heard before. The Bellegards, an indie rock trio [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
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    Evigshed Mag

  • Dr Pepper One Of A Kind Concert Powered By Pandora Featuring Frankie J In Dallas

    Sylvie Lesas
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    Frankie J poses for a portrait before the Dr Pepper One Of A Kind Concert Powered by Pandora at the House of Blues on October 22, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Pandora) Frankie J performed during the Dr Pepper One Of A Kind Concert Powered by Pandora at the House of Blues on October 22, 2014 in Dallas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Pandora)   (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Pandora)
  • The Flaming Lips Release New Behind the Scenes Video with Miley Cyrus via PledgeMusic

    Sylvie Lesas
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:44 am
    As part of their PledgeMusic campaign for  With A Little Help From My Fwends, The Flaming Lips have released ‘The Making Of’ Part 1: A Day In The Life with Miley Cyrus.‘ To take their fans ‘behind the album’, the band created a series of videos documenting their time making the record. The Flaming Lips spent time at Pink Floor Studios putting every musical element together and then brought in some of their favorite artists to be a part of the madness. Check out Part 1 where their friend Miley Cyrus stopped by to lay down her vocals on “A Day In The…
  • Ok Go to Surprise TODAY on NBC this Monday

    Sylvie Lesas
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:17 am
    OK Go will be on NBC’s “Today” show at 8:00. Get ready to see OK Go‘s latest surprise. The band ‘s new record Hungry Ghosts is out now. OK Go will perform tonight in Las Vegas. Catch them somewhere near you. 10/25 – Downtown Las Vegas (US) 10/29 - The Grammy Museum, Los Angeles (US) 11/14 –  Fitzgerald – St Paul (US) 2015 02/06  – Glavclub – Moscow (Russian Federation) 02/07 – Glavclub – St Petersburg (Russian Federation) 02/09 – Le Bataclan – Paris (France) 02/10 – Paradiso Noord –…
  • Sheppard Soars Up iTunes Charts Following U.S. Television Debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

    Sylvie Lesas
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:42 am
    Following their U.S. television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, and the use of their single “Geronimo” in a “lip-dub proposal” for NBC’s new show Marry Me – which racked up over 4 million views, Sheppard earned immense spikes in both digital sales and Spotify streams. The Brisbane sensation’s debut single “Geronimo” vaulted over 30 spots on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart, with sales doubling on SoundScan.  Their Geronimo EP made an equally significant jump on the Top Alternative Albums chart. “Geronimo” already has become…
  • Play Epic Ice Cream online or on your devices

    Sylvie Lesas
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:07 am
    Up for a challenge. Epic Ice Cream created by SilenGames is perfect for you. Catch ice cream scoops and build the most epic ice cream in the universe! Endless gameplay, a lot of achievements and unlimited fun! Grab your copy too and have fun. Don’t forget the other games. Follow SilenGames on social media Twitter Facebook Instructions Move ice cream cone by your finger.Catch all the balls and then catch the correct ice cream top.
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: Black Honey – Bloodlust (Demo)

    Matthew Hickey
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    Earlier today, Brighton-based critic’s darlings Black Honey released the fourth and final single “Bloodlust” from their debut EP. It’s a raucous, snarling stomper with an explosive beat, wet reverb-soaked guitar riffs, and swagger-filled vocals. Fiery, propulsive, and psych-tinged, it’s another reason to love these rock ‘n roll up-and-comers. The physical edition of the EP is on limited-edition CD and available exclusively at the band’s live shows. And, as you probably already know, Black Honey are the featured artist in this month’s…
  • Single Serving: Natalie Prass – Why Don’t You Believe In Me

    Josh Henderson
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Hearing this song from Nashville singer Natalie Prass had me thinking of sounds both classic and current. Blending elements of soul, R&B, jazz and pop might seem ambitious, but ‘Why Don’t You Believe In Me’ is so wonderfully crafted that it all feels right. The one thing that struck me upon first listen is how at the forefront Natalie’s vocal track is – and rightfully so – the clarity, tone and range of her voice resembles and showcases a confidence similar to fellow genre explorer Jenny Lewis. The fact that Natalie sings backup in Jenny’s live band might explain that. The…
  • Single Serving: Oceaán – Veritas

    Matthew Hickey
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    “Veritas,” the latest single from Manchester’s Oceaán (a.k.a. producer Oliver Ceanis), is a mesmerizing mash of visceral textures, taut rhythms, and clean melodies that walks the fine line between experimental electronic production and r&b. It’s also the first single from the up-and-coming producer’s new The Grip EP (due out on B3SCI on November 17th). Ceanis explains his inspiration for the new EP by stating: “I wanted to explore the duality between lyrical context and conceptual production. Taking influences from many facets of electronic music,…
  • Single Serving: Panda Bear – Mr Noah

    Andrew Brandt
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Last night, Animal Collective comrade Noah Lennox—AKA Panda Bear—announced his next record, the wonderfully titled Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. Paired with his announcement was the album’s first single, “Mr Noah,” a song that reminds me of AnCo’s Strawberry Jam era. As we’ve come to expect from Lennox, “Mr Noah” is a cluttered collage of repetitive, chant-like vocals, bubbling loops and spliced samples. Based on how joyous and life affirming it is, I think it’s safe to assume the ball was in the Bear’s court when he left that meeting with Grim. Panda Bear Meets the…
  • Single Serving: Yumi Zouma – Alena

    Matthew Hickey
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma are having a nice year. They’ve received praise from several well respected critics, scored opening gigs for Lorde, and are set to play Iceland Airwaves followed by stops in the US and UK (Bay Area residents can catch them on November 20th with Mr Little Jeans at the Rickshaw). Their latest single “Alena” features a pretty, euphoric vibe that’s both dreamy and club-friendly. Take a listen below and get gently carried away. You can pick this one up from Cascine.
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    Music Scene Investigation

  • 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.
  • Song of the Week for 10-12-2014

    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. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Alright On My Own by Mo Blishen 2. Finite Bodies by Rhyn 3. Avoulete by SolXray
  • MSI:Hitlist Winner for October 2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    This is the October edition of MSI:Hislist, where MSI: Song of the Week artists compete to be selected as Band/Artist of the Month. They compete for prizes and PR packages from our sponsors and partners. October 2014. The artists appearing on this months Hitlist are: The Thick, Stage Republic, Grant Harrison, Phono Emergency Tool.
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  • NBC Announces Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas TV Special

    Larry Fire
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    NBC is bringing in the holiday spirit with a stop-motion hourlong animated special, “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas,” set to air Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. Based on the popular film Elf and the hit Broadway show “Elf: The Musical,” the special will star four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Buddy. “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas” combines the humor and spirit of both the beloved 2003 holiday film, which drew glowing reviews and earned $173 million at the domestic box office, and the hit…
  • Stephen King Rolling Stone Interview

    Larry Fire
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Rolling Stone has done an in-depth interview with Stephen King covering his life, his career, beliefs and what his legacy might be. It will be on stands for two weeks beginning October 24th (cover date 11/6). This is one you won’t want to miss!
  • Get Free Comic Books During Halloween ComicFest On October 25, 2014

    Larry Fire
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    On Saturday, October 25, 2014 participating comic shops across the US, Canada and internationally will hand out free comics to anyone who comes into their shop to celebrate the second biggest free comic book event of the year- Halloween ComicFest! Anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose from 19 free comics and participate in fun activities comic shops host for their customers to enjoy while discovering new types of comics and the treasures found in store. During Halloween ComicFest (HCF), adults and kids can get free Halloween and horror themed comics and mini-comics…
  • MONDO Announces 75 Years of Batman Gallery Show Opening On October 24, 2014

    Larry Fire
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    MONDO Gallery just announced a 75 Years of Batman Gallery show in Austin, Texas that will open on October 24, 2014 and run until November 15th. To whet your appetite MONDO will release this Joker print by Jason Edmiston at Comic Con this week. Follow @MondoNews for on sale info and more info about the upcoming Dark Knight themed gallery show!
  • MONDO Announces Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Lil Mikey Figure Available For Pre-Order

    Larry Fire
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    MONDO has annnounced their first toy release, Lil Mikey, available for pre-order today! Lil MIkey will retail for $105, which includes free worldwide shipping. Lil Mikey is a 9″ vinyl figure based on the Michaelangelo TMNT illustration by Mike Mitchell from his Just Like Us series. Here’s what Mike Mitchell had to say about the project: “If I had $5 when I was a kid, it was going to be spent on a ninja turtle figure. So much of my childhood was defined by TMNT, I watched every episode, I had the toys, the shirts, the games, the comics. I wish I could say “Lil…
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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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  • VIDEO: Seyi Shay, Skales, Runtown, Sound Sultan @ Felabration 2014

    Ovie O
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    More performances from the likes of Seyi Shay, Skales, Danny Young, Runtown, Sound Sultan, Sexy Steel and more @ Felabration 2014. *O.O* VIDEO: Seyi Shay, Skales, Runtown, Sound Sultan @ Felabration 2014 The post VIDEO: Seyi Shay, Skales, Runtown, Sound Sultan @ Felabration 2014 appeared first on notjustOk.
  • VIDEO: Dammy Krane, Orezi, Modenine, Styl-Plus, Wizboyy, HarrySong @ Felabration 2014

    Ovie O
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    More clips from Felabration 2014 including performances by Dammy Krane, Modenine, Wizboyy, Omobaba, Styl-Plus, Orezi, Pulse and HarrySong. *O.O* VIDEO: Dammy Krane, Orezi, Modenine, Styl-Plus, Wizboyy, HarrySong @ Felabration 2014 The post VIDEO: Dammy Krane, Orezi, Modenine, Styl-Plus, Wizboyy, HarrySong @ Felabration 2014 appeared first on notjustOk.
  • VIDEO: Ice Prince, Klever Jay, Samklef, YQ, Jaywon, JJC @ Felabration 2014

    Ovie O
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Watch Ice Prince, Klever Jay, Samklef, YQ, Jaywon, JJC, Sule Malaika and Femi Kuti perform on Day 6 of the recently held Felabration 2014. *O.O* VIDEO: Ice Prince, Klever Jay, Samklef, YQ, Jaywon, JJC @ Felabration 2014 The post VIDEO: Ice Prince, Klever Jay, Samklef, YQ, Jaywon, JJC @ Felabration 2014 appeared first on notjustOk.
  • VIDEO: Zebzee – Josi

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:12 am
    Here are the visuals to the previously posted track by new artiste Zebzee for his ‘Josi‘ tune. Watch below and let us know what you feel. Brash nigerian talented afro-pop artiste “Zebzee” is splendid in delivering creativity as a gifted song writer, bundled with his unique style of music. He works predominantly in the medium of [...] The post VIDEO: Zebzee – Josi appeared first on notjustOk.
  • VIDEO: Mobo Awards 2014 Red Carpet on Factory78

    Ovie O
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Factory78tv coverage of the Mobo awards 2014. Although the African big hitters Davido and Wizkid didn’t show up, the red carpet was littered with stars from the HipHop, R’n’B, Afrobeats and Grime worlds and Factory78 was on hand to bring you the interesting interviews as usual. Superstars like Kid Ink, Fuse ODG, Boxer David Haye, singer [...] The post VIDEO: Mobo Awards 2014 Red Carpet on Factory78 appeared first on notjustOk.
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  • 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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  • New Music: Crystal Nicole: “I Don’t Belong To You”

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    25 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    “You can’t control what you don’t own, and baby, I don’t belong to you.” Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Crystal Nicole is making a declaration of her self worth set to a reggae beat in “I Don’t Belong To You”, produced by Jamal Pompey From the press release: “I Don’t Belong To You” is a stark expression of Crystal’s journey and how negative forces worked to impact her trek over the years. “The whole song is about anything anybody ever said to you and how you have to dodge the verbal attacks you get from people in life,” she…
  • Get Grown: Carl Thomas: “I Just Thought You Should Know” feat. Lalah Hathaway

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    25 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Because if Ms. Lalah Hathaway’s involved you can’t go wrong and you can be sure it’s grown.
  • New Music: Merna – “A Little More”

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    25 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    Simply, simply beautiful is this latest track from Merna (the Palestinian vocalist formerly known as Ayah) “A Little More” which is culled from her sophomore studio release entitled The Calling which find Ali Shaheed Muhammad handling the Executive Producer duties. Over here at GFM HQ a few of us having been diggin the sounds from Merna for a minute as we were always vibin’ to the work she was putting out with DJ Jazzy Jeff. “A Little More” was the subject of one of our roundtables this week and the response was overwhelmingly in the affirmative that this is a…
  • Official Music Video: Noel Gourdin: “Patience”

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    24 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Check out the official video for “Patience” from Noel Gourdin. “Patience” is from Noel’s current album City Heart, Southern Soul.
  • New Music: Glen Goldsmith: “London Skies” (Soul Talk Remix)

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    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Click and enjoy this smooth groove called “London Skies” (Soul Talk Remix), the latest single from UK soul artist Glen Goldsmith. Goldsmith first found world fame in 1987 with his hits “I Won’t Cry” and “Dreaming”. He went on to have smash hits as a songwriter with “Mysterious Girl”, “I Feel You” and “Natural” performed by Peter Andre. He wrote for many other stars such as Mica Paris, Danni Minogue Ultimate Kaos, Rozalla, and MN8. Glen Goldsmith made his come back in 2012 with his Soul Chart No.5 “Jammin in…
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  • Domo Genesis & Hodgy Beats Heading to Catch One

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    OFWGKTA members Domo Genesis and Hodgy Beats will be performing some solo sets this month and bringing some of their other Odd Future buddies along for the night. Leftbrain and Mike G will also be behind the decks for some DJ sets to keep the night rolling. All this will be happening on Friday, October 31st over at Jewels Catch One (4067 W Pico Blvd). If that venue doesn’t sound familiar yet, they’ve been starting to book some solid shows and this could be a good night to check it out. Tickets to see Domo Genesis and Hodgy Beats are available to purchase online now through…
  • Contest: St. Lucia @ Belasco Theater

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    St. Lucia will bring “The Night Comes Again” tour to Los Angeles this weekend for a show with Robert DeLong. The show was originally scheduled to take pace at The Regent but was moved to the Belasco Theater on Saturday, October 25th. Tickets for this lineup are still available to purchase online now through Ticketmaster and are going for $20.50 plus additional service fees. But we have your FREE tickets to see St. Lucia and Rober DeLong at the Belasco.  If you want to try to score yourself a pair of tickets for this show all you have to do is drop us an email. Contact us at…
  • Dr. Dog Schedules Two Local Shows

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Looks like Dr. Dog have already made their plans to return to Los Angeles for not just one but two local shows in 2015! The band are still touring in support of their seventh studio album B-Room and will be making a stop at The Wiltern on Friday, February 13th before they head over to Pomona for a show on Saturday, February 14th at the Fox Theater. Joining Dr. Dog for these two shows will be Hanni El Khatib to open up the night. Both acts are worth catching seperately, so these are going to be some awesome nights together. Tickets for both of these Dr. Dog shows are scheduled to go up for…
  • Tokimonsta Heading Down To The Observatory

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    LA’s very own Tokimonsta recently headlined her own show at the El Rey Theatre and it looks like the producer/DJ will be heading down to Orange County this December. She’s currently touring in support of her album Desiderium and will be throwing down a set on Friday, December 5th at the observatory in Santa Ana. You can take a listen to one of Tokimonsta's lastest singles “Drive” which is streaming below. Tickets for this show with Tokimonsta at the Observatory are available to purchase online now through Ticketweb for $20.00 plus any additional service fees. We heard…
  • Contest: Festival Supreme @ Shrine Expo Hall

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Festival Supreme will be back for its second year with a jam packed lineup featuring comedy and musical acts all day long. Tenacious D, Cheech & Chong, Workaholics, Peaches, The State, Fred Armisen, Nick Kroll,  Drunk History, Janeane Garofalo, T.J. Miller, Eagles of Death Metal, Doug Benson, The Aquabats and so many more are on the bill. This will all be taking place on Saturday, October 25th at the Shrine Expo Hall. Tickets are still available to purchase online now through Ticketmaster for $95.50 plus additonal service fees. But we’re going to send some of you to Festival…
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  • 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…
  • Working with Digital Music Distributors

    Rick Goetz
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    This interview was first published in December, 2013.   Chris Mooney is the Director of Artist Promotions of the one of online music distribution service TuneCore. Chris got his start in the music business at his college radio station. After graduation, he moved to New York City and began to work at record stores, then interning at record labels. Throughout his career, he has worked at music marketing companies and labels including Rhino Records and spinART. TuneCore was founded in 2005 and offers musicians and other rights-holders the ability to place music with online retailers. At…
  • Lady Gaga, Pandora Lawsuit and Ello News, October 6, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Lady Gaga sued the songwriter who sued her for plagiarism to recoup legal fees. And the music industry filed another class action lawsuit demanding artist royalties from Pandora. Also, the new ad-free social network Ello picked up steam.   Lady Gaga Suing Songwriter for Millions in Legal Fees after Plagiarism Win Lady Gaga filed court documents last week in order to recoup $1.4 million in legal fees from Chicago-based singer/songwriter Rebecca Francescatti, who sued her for plagiarism, reported the Daily Mail. Francescatti sued the pop superstar in 2011, alleging her hit song “Judas”…
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  • Fleetwood Mac And Other Aging Rock Bands

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    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

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    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…
  • Steve Wonder Isn’t Blind Says Conspiracy Theorists

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    8 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Steve Wonder Isn’t Blind Says Conspiracy Theorists I love conspiracy theories, but I don’t think any of them are true. Let me explain exactly what I mean.  I believe in conspiracies.  Two dudes that share half a dozen wine coolers and make plans to produce an electronic, funk, dubstep, grindcore, rock opera have committed a conspiracy (not that I would know anything about that).  But those aren’t the kind of conspiracies I’m referring to when I say “I love conspiracy theories.” The conspiracy theories I’m referring to are the biggies:…
  • 2014 Playoff Preview: Royals Run, Tigers Hit, Nationals Can Do Everything

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    3 Oct 2014 | 12:24 am
    2014 Playoff Preview: Royals Run, Tigers Hit, Nationals Can Do Everything The two wildcard games that kicked off the 2014 MLB playoffs were examples of the best and the worst the postseason has to offer. The Kansas City Royals outlasting the Oakland Athletics in a 12-inning, 9-8 game is why we watch baseball.  Conversely, the San Francisco Giants manhandling the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 was an excuse to leave our living rooms and go clean out our sock drawers. That’s the MLB playoffs.  You never really know what you’re going to see.  That’s especially true in…
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  • 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…
  • Neck Pain on Saxophone? Video and links for Sax Harnesses

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

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Former Gossip Girl Leighton Meester is readying the release of her debut album, ‘Heartstrings‘. The album leaves Leighton’s earlier experimentation with electro pop behind – of which she recently told ELLE magazine “That music is fun for certain times, but It didn’t feel right to me.” Her debut album goes for a dreamy country/folky pop, courtesy of producer Jeff Trot who is perhaps best known as Sheryl Crow’s songwriter and musical collaborator. It reminds us a little of The Pierces. In the same interview she said how her new music album…
  • Listen: Brandy & Nile Rodgers appear on two Mystery Skulls tracks

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    Rejoice! Brandy is returning to the music scene. She appears as guest vocalist on two new tracks by LA-based electronica act Mystery Skulls, and she is joined by no other than Nile Rodgers. Here’s hoping Brandy will include some of these disco & electronica influences on her upcoming seventh studio album. Mystery Skulls – Number 1 feat. Nile Rodgers And Brandy Mystery Skulls – Magic feat. Nile Rodgers And Brandy
  • Bette Midler reworks TLC’s smash hit ‘Waterfalls’

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Bette Midler has taken on TLC’s 1995 R&B hit ‘Waterfalls‘ for her upcoming album, ‘It’s The Girls‘. The album – her 25th (!) – features covers of songs originally performed by The Supremes, The Shangri-Las, The Ronettes, The Chordettes, The Chiffons, The Boswell Sisters, The Marvelettes and other girl groups. In a recent interview with Billboard magazine, Bette spoke about why she picked the TLC cover: “‘Waterfalls’ was a heartbreaker, especially if you were a mom, and it had a big effect on me,” Midler said. “I never thought I…
  • Listen: Rita Ora premieres ‘Grateful’ (from Beyond The Lights soundtrack)

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    Calvin Harris might have pulled all of his tracks from Rita Ora‘s forthcoming second album (allegedly now due in the first quarter of 2015) but we’re still getting new music from her. Billboard yesterday premiered the Diane Warren-penned ballad ‘Grateful‘, which is taken from the Beyond The Lights soundtrack.
  • Sia reworks ‘You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile’ (video)

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Sia has given the Annie tune ‘You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile‘ a proper make over, turning it into a big anthemic sing a long song. Her version is featured on the soundtrack of the remake of Annie The Movie, in which Cameron Diaz takes on the role of Miss Hannigan. The Annie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is out November 17th, with the movie in theatres December 19th, 2014.
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  • 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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  • Beats and Brushstrokes Sets up Shop on O.C. Haley

    OffBeat Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    Posted by OffBeat Staff on Beats and Brushstrokes will host their third installment outside of Charlie Boy LLC at 2043 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. on Saturday, October 25th, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Beats and Brushstrokes combines the forces of local visual artists, musicians, makeup designers, and fashion designers for a celebration of the next generation of New Orleans artists and bearers of its culture. This event is a part of an ongoing series showcasing local talent. Saturday’s event will include performances by eight to 10 artists including French Quarter Festival LLC and Old…
  • Fan Funding: Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant

    Reya Hart
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Posted by Reya Hart on Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for soundproofing and legal fees. The need for the campaign arouse through Buffa’s continued legal battles with their neighbor, New Orleans businessman Sidney Torres IV. Earlier this year, Torres issued a lawsuit against the established neighborhood bar, claiming that Buffa’s had violated the city’s noise ordinance. Torres’ goal was to have Buffa’s Mayoralty Permit revoked, which allows them to host live music. In order to prove that the sound levels have remained…
  • Ticket Giveaway: Tank and the Bangas at Tipitina’s October 25

    OffBeat Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Posted by OffBeat Staff on We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Tank and the Bangas at Tipitina’s on October 25. DJ RQ Away will open the show, which starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door, or you can enter to win a free pair of tickets right here. The post Ticket Giveaway: Tank and the Bangas at Tipitina’s October 25 appeared first on OffBeat.comLike OffBeat on FacebookFollow OffBeat on TwitterFind out who's playing in New Orleans tonight
  • Ticket Giveaway: Zoso at Tipitina’s on October 24

    OffBeat Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Posted by OffBeat Staff on We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Zoso at Tipitina’s on October 24. Zoso formed in 1995 to pay tribute to legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, and they haven’t slowed down yet. Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory will open for Zoso. Doors open at 9 p.m., the show starts at 10 p.m., and tickets are $15 at the door, but you can enter below for your chance to win a pair of free tickets to the show. The post Ticket Giveaway: Zoso at Tipitina’s on October 24 appeared first on OffBeat.comLike OffBeat on FacebookFollow OffBeat on…
  • Ticket Giveaway: Of Montreal at the Howlin’ Wolf 10/24

    OffBeat Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Posted by OffBeat Staff on We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Of Montreal at the Howlin’ Wolf on October 24. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 10 p.m. with openers Pillar Point. Tickets are $15, or you can fill out the form below for your chance to win! The post Ticket Giveaway: Of Montreal at the Howlin’ Wolf 10/24 appeared first on OffBeat.comLike OffBeat on FacebookFollow OffBeat on TwitterFind out who's playing in New Orleans tonight
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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

  • Happy Days Are Here Again: Songs of the FDR Years

    Megatrax Crew
    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

    Megatrax Crew
    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

    Megatrax Crew
    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…
  • YOU ASKED FOR IT! Executive Producer Ron Mendelsohn Sounds Off on Megatrax’s Latest Client Request Album

    Megatrax Crew
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The sixth installment in our You Asked For It! (YAFI) series just dropped on Featuring eclectic client requests ranging from TV sitcom styles to patriotic anthems, well known tunes, Russian marches, links, stingers and more, this album is inspired entirely by client requests. Here’s what Megatrax’s Executive Producer, Ron Mendelsohn, had to say about it.   Megatrax Blog: For those who aren’t familiar with it, what is the YAFI series? Ron Mendelsohn: This is our client request series. The entire series consists of special requests from clients that have come in…
  • Randy Hart on Nashville Hall of Fame Songwriter Tom Douglas

    Megatrax Crew
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Nashville is the home to songs.  Many generations of the art and craft of songwriting have lived here for many years.  If that’s a limb I’m going out on, it’s a very sturdy one.  Without naming specific classic and timeless songs that were born here, or making the case that this town is not turning out “just country” music, I want to introduce you to one of this year’s inductees into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Tom Douglas. I met Tom many years ago when I was a music publisher and Tom had recently arrived here.  Since then, he has had many…
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    Lil Wayne Fansite | Weezy Blog

  • Toya Wright Explains Why She Thinks Lil Wayne & Christina Milian’s Relationship Is A “Hot Mess”

    Danny M
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Toya Wright sits down with VladTV to discuss her upcoming projects that includes a new book being released in 2015, as well as shares her opinions on Raven-Symone saying she doesn’t want to be labeled as an African-American anymore, Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose’s relationship, haters on Instagram and more. During their conversation, Toya also explained why it bothers her when she is labeled as “Lil Wayne‘s baby mama”, why she thinks Wayne and Christina Milian‘s relationship is a “hot mess”, and being friends with Wayne‘s other three baby…
  • T.I. – About The Money (Remix) (Feat Lil Wayne, Young Thug & Young Jeezy)

    Danny M
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    After warning us about this collaboration 2 days ago, T.I. releases the official remix to his “About The Money” single featuring Lil Wayne, Young Thug and Young Jeezy. The original version of this London On Da Track-produced song can be found on Tip‘s latest studio album, Paperwork, available in stores now. Hit the jump to stream the “About The Money” remix! “Remixxx babyyy”
  • Tyga Says He Gets Inspired From Being Around Lil Wayne, Doesn’t Get Along With Drake & Nicki Minaj

    Danny M
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    Tyga is on the front cover of VIBE’s magazine latest issue and for the cover story, the ex Young Money rapper gave praise to Lil Wayne, as well as explained that he never really got along with his former label-mates Drake and Nicki Minaj. In the interview that you can read below, Tygaman speaks on getting inspired from being around Weezy F Baby, as well as always remembering Weezy‘s journey to greatness as he watched him record Tha Carter III. T-Raww also mentioned that he is trying to go independent and leave Young Money Entertainment, because he feels he has different…
  • Lil Wayne & Sarah Vivan Take Their Son Dwayne Michael Carter III Bowling For His 6th Birthday

    Danny M
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Yesterday on October 22nd, it was Lil Wayne‘s first son’s birthday! Dwayne Michael Carter III turned 6-years-old and to celebrate, his parents Wayne and Sarah Vivan took him bowling, along with Sarah‘s daughter Essence. If you remember back when Katie Couric interviewed Weezy F Baby in 2009, Weezy mentioned that bowling is one of his favorite things in the whole world to do, so it would be no surprise to see Lil Tuney love the same hobbies that daddy loves! You can view some footage of Tunechi bowling, as well as another family photo from the evening below. Last year for his…
  • Lil Wayne Turns Up To The Game’s “Fuck Yo’ Feelings”, DeJ Loaf’s “Try Me” & Rae Sremmurd’s “No Type” Songs At LIV

    Danny M
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    In the video above, you can watch some footage of Lil Wayne having fun at LIV nightclub in Miami, Florida on October 19th with The Game and DJ Stevie J. Weezy F Baby can be seen turning up to The Game’s “Fuck Yo’ Feelings” song featuring himself, DeJ Loaf’s “Try Me” song, and Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone” and “No Type” songs. Click here to check out pictures of Tunechi at the nightclub and here to see him rap along to “Move That Dope“, “Tuesday“, and “0 To 100“! Footage via Chris Singh,…
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  • 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.
  • High Quality Streaming Audio Coming To America

    Corey Koehler
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    Are you willing to pay twice as much to stream audio in lossless? You may not be willing to but there will be people who are and as a musician, you need to keep your eye on this. I was reading this article by Bob Leftsetz about high quality audio streaming and had a few […] The post High Quality Streaming Audio Coming To America appeared first on Musicgoat.
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    Ryan's Rock Show


    Ryan Minic
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    In February Veil of Maya will head overseas for the Ashes to Ashes UK/European tour with Chelsea Grin. Here’s how it rolls: Feb 05 Nürnberg, GER @ Hirsch Feb 06 Köln, GER @ Essigfabrik Feb 07 Leipzig, GER @ Conne Island Feb 08 Warsaw, POL @ Proxima Feb 09 Berlin, GER @ Magnet Feb 10 Hamburg, GER @ Logo Feb 11 Nijmegen, NLD @ Doornroosje Feb 12 Paris, FRA @ Nouveau Casino Feb 13 Brighton, UK @ Audio Feb 14 Manchester, UK @ Club Academy Feb 15 Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand Feb 16 Birmingham, UK @ o2 Academy 2 Feb 17 Cardiff, UK @ CF10 Feb 18 London, UK @ Underworld Feb 19 Aarschot, BEL @…
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    Dorothy Gilbert
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  • DEAFHEAVEN Have a New Album Coming Next Year

    Ryan Minic
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Deafheaven have had an impressive run since the release of the 2013 album Sunbather. When we interviewed them earlier this year the band said all of their success came pretty unexpected. Looking back on it now, who could have imagined that their 2010 demo was recorded out of boredom? Moving into 2015, Deafheaven are at work on a new record. The band will be releasing their third studio album sometime next year, a follow-up to Sunbather. We don’t know too much about it yet, but in August the band released a new track called “From the Kettle Onto the Coil” as part of the Adult…
  • GENERATION OF VIPERS Will Make You Hurt A Lot

    Ryan Minic
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Hot damn, this may break your bones. Knoxville, TN’s Generation of Vipers are coming out with a new album next week called Coffin Wisdom. Are you into bands like Botch? Well then, keep reading. Here’s a new song from the band titled “Damaged Awake.” It’s big, brutal and filthy, just how we like it. Take a listen. Coffin Wisdom comes out on October 28th via Translation Loss. Pre-order it here.
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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

  • 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…
  • How to sing – 10 habits of successful professional singers

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

  • Attaque – Future Earth ft. Native Young

    Tim Dickinson
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Attaque‘s deep house sounds have been a highlight of this years electronic scene for me, and with his excellent debut album ON LY OU coming out in a few days, Dominic Gentry has dropped Future Earth. The track features the vocals of South African artist Native Young and is a atmospheric textured house groove with lush string stabs that builds to a rich euphoria. Attaque – Future Earth ft. Native Young was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • Gengahr – Bathed In Light

    Tim Dickinson
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Walrus favourites and obscure indie-psych four-piece Gengahr are back with another track, Bathed In Light, which forms the flipside of the bands debut single Powder. Bathed in Light is a breezey, dream-like sequence that always feels on edge of heading into a psychedelic nightmare, but the band manage to reel it in and keep the track as a slice of spooky indiepop. Powder is getting a limited 7″ release by the fine folks at Transgressive on 27th October, but you can buy the MP3s now at iTunes. Photograph by Steve Gullick Gengahr – Bathed In Light was originally published on The…
  • DrDr – Struggling

    Francisco Torres
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Brighton electronic trio DrDr are back with a four track EP on Glyph Recordings. Struggling is the follow-up to Take It Lying Down released last year and clearly shows that the group has evolved to a much more mature sound. This is best expressed in the seemingly meticulously care they’ve put into the title track. First, there’s Donna Curson’s emotional delivery finely articulated with that cowbell-like synth in their customary deep house setting. As the song appears to draw to an end – with the same loop that’s heard in the beginning – it unpredictably…
  • Premiere: Neighbour – Taste Me

    Tim Dickinson
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    Walrus favourites Neighbour have kindly given us the premiere of the video for their latest jam, Taste Me. It’s a blissfully hazy indie pop lullaby set to visuals mostly edited from bizarre trashy Japanese game shows, where the participants are doing everything form jamming bananas in their eyes to chomping down on loo paper. “Just lick it up and taste me” indeed. You can catch Neighbour live tonight in Bedford where they’ll be playing with Telegram at Bedford Esquires. Premiere: Neighbour – Taste Me was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • Halos – Dust

    Tim Dickinson
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Some days you search for hours to find a new gem, a new track to scratch that itch of music discovery, but sometimes the tracks just appear in your Facebook feed because one of your friends has started a new project and it is exactly what you’re looking for. And that’s the case with Halos, whose first song, Dust, appeared online a couple of days ago. The trio want to keep everything under wraps for the time being, leaving us with just a glimpse of their sound to make an impact with its heavy reverb and trip hop beats. There’s elements of soul, funk, and electronica here too,…
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    Feast of Music

  • CMJ Music Marathon 2014: Thursday Pics

    Peter Matthews
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    The debut performance of French Style Furs (ex-Cold War Kids, We Barbarians), Fontana's, 10/23/14. More pics on the photo page. 
  • The Bad Plus Play Ornette Coleman with the Joshua Light Show

    Peter Matthews
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    In between CMJ hopping on Thursday night, I had the chance to stop by NYU's Skirball Center for The Bad Plus' (pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King) take on Ornette Coleman's 1971 concept album Science Fiction, backed by the trippy psychedelic visuals of The Joshua Light Show. Joined by Sam Newsome (soprano saxophone), Ron Miles (cornet) and Tim Berne (alto saxophone), they played the entire album, along with several "bonus tracks", including the soaring encore, "Happy House." For an album that was cut back when the original…
  • CMJ Music Marathon 2014: Wednesday Recap

    Peter Matthews
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    I danced in between the raindrops last night in search of new discoveries last night, the second night of CMJ 2014, containing myself mostly to the Lower East Side before venturing across the East River for a late, ill advised jaunt to Williamsburg. Along the way, I encountered seasoned vets (The Ocean Blue at Pianos), half-baked electropop (Tel Aviv's Skyroads) and a pair of tight, high octane Toronto bands (Beliefs; Poor Young Things) that put most of their south-of-the-border peers to shame at the Canadian Blast showcase, where there was no mention of the shooting in Ottawa earlier…
  • CMJ Music Marathon 2014: Tuesday Recap

    Steven Pisano
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    by Steven Pisano Photo by Steven Pisano For the last 34 years, the CMJ Music Marathon has presented New York with an overwhelming number of live music performances crammed into just five days. This year, there are over 1,400 bands appearing at more than 80 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn, some trying to get signed to a recording contract, others already with contracts but trying to amp up their profile. Trying to determine which performers to see from this incredible bounty of music is an impossible task (though CMJ does offer a daily guide of "Top 10 artists to see.") And not…
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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

  • Silly Professional Guitarist Teaches You to Play the Most Annoying Solos

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Metal guitarist Mattias Eklundh, known for his work with Freak Kitchen and The Jonas Hellborg Trio takes a few minutes to explain how to use harmonics to make the worst possible sounds on the electric guitar. Yay electricity!
  • 25 Things You Need To Know About Jack Bruce

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    Jack Bruce, best known as one third of Cream, has died of liver disease. In a statement issued by his family on Saturday, his family said: ““It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The
  • Want A Book Owned By Grant McLennan Of The Go-Betweens? Here You Go

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    There was a time where being a Go-Betweens fan meant to be part of an inadvertent secret club.  To establish with a new acquaintance that common connection was a social and musical shorthand to understanding one another, that you’d met a worthy conversant at the least but quite possibly a
  • Jimmy Page Releases New Trailer For His Book, JIMMY PAGE

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Jimmy Page is one of music’s greatest guitarists, innovators and legends. JIMMY PAGE by Jimmy Page is his official autobiography, a photographic essay personally created to tell his story for the first time. JIMMY PAGE by Jimmy Page from Genesis Publications on Vimeo.
  • Les Paul On Electrifying His Guitar

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    From MOJO Magazine: Just before his 90th birthday, the late guitar pioneer Les Paul sat down to explain how he went from working at a drive-in barbecue to inventing the hallowed six-string instrument that bears his name. It seems he was inspired to create his trailblazing solid-bodied electric guitar –
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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: Let’s all get back to weekending.

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    1. The next round of truly great progressive music will come from places with lots of pissed off young people. Enter South Africa. Meet Culoe De Song. 2. A tremendous Prince cover from UK’s Fenech Soler. 3. Rustie is a genius madman from Scotland. 4. Gotta say, I’m getting a bit annoyed at every new […]
  • Listen! Misun – Superstitions

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:14 am
    We have some new stuff from oft-featured Misun. After their powerful tracks Nothing Else, Sleep, All for Leyna, and Goodbye Summer, we have a rainbow happy track in Superstitions that is not ready to let summer go. The rainbow artwork is fitting, as the song (brings out the geek in me and) reminds me of […]
  • Listen! Pr0files – Forgive

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    More solid indie pop from Pr0files. We featured the Lauren Pardini / Danny Sternbaum duo previously with the tracks You Call Yourself a Lover and Luxury. The band return with Forgive, which is what my goldfish would hopefully do, had I not killed it by overfeeding it. Forgive is at times dark, and definitely synth-heavy. […]
  • Concert Review! Hey Rosetta! @ The Underground at Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    Editor’s Note: PHM photographer Martin Bazyl can add ‘concert reviewer’ to his vast portfolio. Check out his photos and words behind last night’s special Hey Rosetta! gig. It’s definitely not Yer Spring, and definitely Yer Fall! With the release of their new album Second Sight, Hey Rosetta! planned to treat a lucky few to a […]
  • Listen! CHVRCHES – Get Away

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    PHM favourites CHVRCHES have a new song for an interesting reworking of the Drive soundtrack. BBC Radio overlord Zane Lowe is revamping the soundtrack to the Ryan Gosling flick Drive, with the permission of the director, of course. Lowe’s curation project will include original music from SBTRKT, Foals, Banks, Laura Mvula, Jon Hopkins, The 1975, […]
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    Death and Taxes » Music

  • U2 call new album a ‘bottle of milk in people’s fridge they weren’t asking for’

    Alex Moore
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    U2 is on the cover of the still-printing Rolling Stone this week and a preview of the cover story has them reflecting more about the mistakes they made with the release of the new record “Songs of Innocence.”Bono already apologized to fans in a video interview for Facebook, citing “a drop of megalomania” in putting their album directly onto everyone’s iCloud account. But he went further in the Rolling Stone interview and invoked a bizarre metaphor to boot.“It’s like we put a bottle of milk in people’s fridge that they weren’t asking…
  • Martin Scorsese producing official Grateful Dead documentary

    Joel Freimark
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their formation, iconic film director and noted music fanatic Martin Scorsese is set to produce a documentary on The Grateful Dead. Working alongside director Amir Bar-Lev, the project has already been in the works for more than a decade, and adding to the film’s roster is music supervision by Dead archivist and Dick’s Picks curator David Lemieux.Scorsese’s involvement in the film should come as little surprise, as he directed films on Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, George Harrison and of course his timeless classic on The Band, The Last…
  • Rapper’s wife shuts down show after he gives cocaine to crowd

    Alex Moore
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Perhaps you’ve heard of Stitches, Florida’s upstart drug dealer cum rapper with the face tattoos like “Nightmare Before Christmas.”If you’ve heard of Stitches, the one thing you know about him is that he loves cocaine. He loves using it, selling it, you name it. He’s not subtle about it. You might know this from the refrain of his song “Brick In Yo Face,” which is simply, “I love selling blow.” If you haven’t seen it, you should really take a quick look below. It’s mesmerizing.Rest assured “Brick In Yo Face”…
  • Run The Jewels’ new album leaked so they gave it away for free

    Alex Moore
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Run The Jewels’ feverishly anticipated new album “Run The Jewels 2″ reportedly started making an unauthorized leak online on Thursday night. Rather than bitch and moan about the pirates, El-P and Killer Mike got out in front of it and gave the album away as a free download.Grab it below via El-P’s tweet:good morning. #RTJ2 drops RIGHT NOW!!!!— el-p (@therealelp) October 24, 2014The band then sent out an email to fans:We just couldn’t wait another damn day longer to share RTJ2 with you. Thank you to all the jewel runners worldwide for all…
  • An Ebola-riddled cover of The Kinks’ ‘Lola’

    Brian Abrams
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    ZDogg MD and Devin Moore claim their riff on The Kinks’s “Lola” is “destined to go viral” — yuk yuk yuk. And yuck. No one wants a lover with bloody eyeballs and abdominal pain, but sometimes you gotta do a little pro-con when you meet the right mate. I think that’s the message here. And that you don’t have to have Ebola to have trouble urinating. h/t Neatorama
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    Highlanda Sound System High Quality Reggae Music

  • Stylin’ | New Music from Protoje

    kahlil wonda
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Here is the official lyric video for ‘STYLIN,’ the second single from Protoje’s 3rd album ‘Ancient Future.’ ‘STYLIN’ from album ‘Ancient Future’ by PROTOJE. This single,  like ‘Who Knows’ is produced by Winta James.  Shouts out to Overstand Entertainment and the In.Digg.Nation Collective. Filed under: News, reggae Tagged: Ancient Future, Chronixx, In.Digg.Nation Collective, neo roots, New Music, Overstand Entertainment, Protoje, Stylin', Who Knows, Winta James
  • Reasoning with Buju Banton: One-Drop Gargamel Mix

    kahlil wonda
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    In tribute to the the great Buju Banton aka Mark Myrie, Episode 27 of the #ReggaeLover podcast features conscious one drop collaborations, singles and songs from albums: Mr. Mention, Voice of Jamaica, Til Shiloh, Inna Heights, Unchained Spirit, Too Bad, Rasta Got Soul, and the Grammy award winning Before The Dawn. Download Podcast Episode (right-click and select “Save link as…”) #117310944 / Related articles Buju Banton Could Be Released…
  • Foundation Roots, Reality and Culture

    kahlil wonda
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    In this episode, I present some essential Roots reggae cuts, mostly from the 1970s. These songs deal with the everyday lives and aspirations of the artists concerned, including the spiritual side of Rastafari and the honoring of God. The featured artists provide social commentary and deliver lyrical themes including spirituality, resistance to government, black pride and repatriation. You will hear Studio One classics, gems from Tuff Gong, Exterminator and Volcano, plus quintessential Trojan recordings, among others. The full track list is posted below. Enjoy the musical mix! Download Podcast…
  • Seductive Songs: The Ladies of Lovers Rock Reggae Today

    kahlil wonda
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm Download mP3 (Right-click and select “Save link as…”) First, let me set the mood.  Pour some libation, dim the lights, and spark a candle or some incense.  Then turn up this unbelievably sexy audio to be experienced with that special someone in your life.  I’m proud to present the first all-female vocal mix in this Reggae Lover Series. Definitely a breath of fresh air in the male-dominated reggae industry, these starlets represent for empresses everywhere as they perform their songs of love over…
  • Little Pinchers New Single ‘JUST WANNA LOVE YOU’ #TopRated #LoversRock

    kahlil wonda
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Little Pinchers has released another new single, this one entitled “Just Wanna Love You.” The “Just Wanna Love You.” download is available below .   Atlanta-area residents are in for a treat on Sunday, October 5th as eloquent singer/songwriter, Little Pinchers will host Rocksteady – the classic reggae monthly event at The Sound Table.     Related articles ROOTS REGGAE, LOVERS ROCK and DUB at ROCKSTEADY hosted by LITTLE PINCHERS – Oct 5th #ATL Tomorrowland live sets arrive in time to relive weekend one Relive the magic with live sets from…
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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

  • 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.  
  • Forbes Under 30 Summit

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    This morning, Taylor Hanson answered some questions on the music business for the Forbes Under 30 Summit. Head over to the Forbes Facebook page to read the Q&A!
  • Alvvays: Tour + Guitar

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    Alvvays is currently on tour in the UK (full tour dates here) but comes back to the US in November. The band will play an LA show at The Echo on Friday, November 28th (tix here). In the meantime, here’s a … Continue reading →
  • Psychic Love

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    Psychic Love is a “dream grunge” band from Echo Park. “Mirrors” is one of those songs which has a music video that actually strengthens the song — the visuals enhance the audio:
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  • Jamie Munoz arrested in sting for blackmailing Madison Louch over nude photos on iCloud

    Emanuel Espejon
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Madison Louch, a youthful, smoking hot South African model, was as of late reached by a blackmailer over hacked naked photographs stolen from her icloud. The message: Pay up or the bare pics open up to the world! Her reaction: Call the cops and flip the script! Madison Louch was bolted out of her Cloud once more on September 7 preceding she got a call from some fellow who boasted that he had recently hacked her record. He let her know he is “infamous” for hacking into the records of stars and posting hacked naked superstar photographs on the web, then he made his interest: Pay…
  • Ray J and Princess Love back together again?

    Emanuel Espejon
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:15 am
    Ray J and Princess Love didn’t simply resolve their doggy care fight … they’re back together! The sentimental crazy ride never stops for Kim Kardashian’s ex. Between the Princess Love sex tape and the couple’s separating and making up, its difficult to stay informed regarding these Z-rundown stars few individuals think about. The dramatization has been ubiquitous from the pair, whether you watch Love & Hip Hop Hollywood online or simply read the tabloids, however it looks to be over. At any rate for the following 15 minutes pretty nearly. The on-off reality…
  • Bethenny Frankel: affirmed “Real Housewives of New York City returned”

    Emanuel Espejon
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Bethenny Frankel’s supposed come back to The Real Housewives of New York City has been affirmed, with the star maxim she’s both energized and apprehensive for it. The straight-talking, business-insightful brunette is coming back to The Real Housewives of New York City for the show’s seventh season, to air right on time one year from now. “I’m energized,” Frankel, 43, says, obviously over her Vietnam-style flashbacks. “It feels like the first season when it was new and new and obscure.” Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, Luann de…
  • Mario Lopez and Britney Spears had one night stand?

    Emanuel Espejon
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:42 am
    Mario Lopez as of late conceded he had an one night stand with a riddle “super pop star,” which sent the superstar tattle world into a free for all pondering who. In his diary Just Between Us, we discovered that the 41-year-old Lopez lost his virginity at an exceptionally youthful age and had no less than one extremely well known success. Amid his late appearance on the Ellen Show, he said the one-night sex frolic may have occurred “six or seven years prior … eight years back?” He wouldn’t name names, yet various sources now affirm what THG expected from…
  • Teresa Aprea vs. Teresa Giudice: Karma!Karma’s a Bitch

    Emanuel Espejon
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Teresa Aprea is under flame for her remarks about the beset Teresa Giudice on Sunday’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Episode 14. Aprea’s comments with respect to the correctional facility bound Giudice started exceptional recoil on the web, and she attempted to walk them back later on Watch What Happens Live. Announcing that she and Giudice are in a finer spot since the time in which the finale was recorded, she said she was originating from a position of indignation then. A spot she is no more in, Aprea demands. Venting about the gossip Giudice supposedly spread…
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    Record Shops

  • 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.
  • Mississippi Records, Portland Oregon

    12 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Mississippi Records, Portland Oregon  OpenMade a trip to Portland Oregon this summer, and visited a number of record stores.  Thought Mississippi Records was the best.  A small shop, but a lot of great records (and plenty of traffic in the store). Good selection, many genres and, most important for the discerning record collector, cheap prices. They also sell vintage equipment, and have a record label.  And you can give a listen before you buy.Portland is a very friendly record store town, with a number of good ones to choose from.  Portland's stores also have chipped…
  • Song of the Day

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Gomez - GirlshapedlovedrugToday's song of the day is Gomez - Girlshapedlovedrug.  Sunny alternative pop from 2005's How We Operate, Gomez is a British band (ok, some members now live in the US) which does not feature anyone named Gomez.  Go figure.  But the song is light, airy, and cheerful.
  • Song of the Day

    5 Oct 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Libertines - Can't Stand Me NowToday's song of the day is the Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now.  From 2004's The Libertines, the band was fronted by Carl Barat and Pete Doherty, and one never knew how long they could stay together.  Two albums worth seems to be the right answer at this point.  This was their most successful single, reaching no. 2 in the UK, and produced by Mick Jones of Clash fame.  Its indie rock, with influences of punk and garage - the guitars are not polished, nor are the harmonies - but the two sing well together, and this song describes their touch…
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    Hitbanger - Nigerian Music

  • 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…
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Kheengz – Balling (Illuminati Cover)

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Straight from the north Kheengz gives us a cover of Ghana’s leading rap artist Sarkodie’s “illuminati”, he entitles his own cover of Obidi’s “Balling”. Stream/Download the Viral Video below: - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=] The Song VIRAL VIDEO: Kheengz – Balling (Illuminati Cover) appeared first on 9janimi Channel. The post VIRAL VIDEO: Kheengz – Balling (Illuminati Cover) appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
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    GOT A UKULELE - Ukulele blog for the beginner

  • 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.
  • Get Plucky With The Ukulele by Will Grove-White - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    There have been a few ukulele books published over the last few years (dang, even I wrote some), but when you hear that a performer from the Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain is writing one, then my ears pricked up. He will KNOW what he is talking about. I've been lucky to have a look at an early copy and can tell you now that it comes highly recommended.Get Plucky ( A reference to the inspired cover of Get Lucky that Will put out, complete with chicken noises) describes itself as a Quick And Easy Guide To All Things Ukulele. And that word 'All' is kind of important here. Sure there are…
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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

  • Deputy killed 26 years to the day of his father

    Randy Miramontez
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Michael David Davis Sr. Credit: Riverside County Sheriff Michael David Davis Jr.Credit: Placer County Sheriff PLACER COUNTY, CA – The Placer County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed on Friday, October 24, died exactly 26 years to the day that his father was killed in the line of duty in Riverside, California, as a Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy. Deputy Michael David Davis Jr. was shot and killed Friday afternoon as he and his partner were investigating a suspect vehicle connected to the deadly shooting of a Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy. Davis Jr. is survived by his wife and…
  • Second deputy dies – suspect in custody

    Randy Miramontez
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    SACRAMENTO, CA – A second deputy has died in what has turned out to be a violent day in the Sacramento area. Placer County Sheriff’s Spokesman Dena Irwin has confirmed that two deputies were shot as they approached a hijacked Ford F-150 that was involved in an earlier shooting in Sacramento. One of the deputies 42-year-old Michael David Davis, died from his wounds. Earlier the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department announced that the deputy who was shot by the same suspect earlier in the morning after responding to a suspicious vehicle call near Arden Way and Howe Avenue had died.
  • Update: 1 Deputy dead suspect in custody

    Randy Miramontez
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    SACRAMENTO, CA – A Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy who was shot Friday morning after responding to a suspicious vehicle call near Arden Way and Howe Avenue has died. Update: According to Auburn Police the suspect is in custody. Marcelo Marquez was arrested at a home on Belmont Drive in Auburn just after 4 p.m. Friday. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, officer Danny Oliver, who was on the Problem Oriented Policing (POP) team, was shot in the head as he approached an occupied vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Motel 6 located near Arden and Ethan Way. A…
  • 3 deputies shot manhunt ensues

    Randy Miramontez
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Area where suspect is hiding Google Maps SACRAMENTO, CA – A Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot Friday morning after responding to a suspicious vehicle call near Arden Way and Howe Avenue. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, a call came in at approximately 10 a.m. Friday regarding a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Motel 6 near Arden Way and Howe Avenue. As the responding deputy approached the vehicle, which was occupied by a man and a woman, someone from the vehicle shot the officer and then fled the scene. The suspects attempted to carjack…
  • 3 killed in fiery Sacramento crash

    Randy Miramontez
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    File Photo Area of accidentGoogle Maps SACRAMENTO, CA – A bicyclist was struck and killed Thursday afternoon resulting in the responsible vehicle hitting a tree and then catching fire killing both occupants. According to the Highway Patrol, the horrific accident happened at approximately 2:30 this afternoon on Howe Avenue in Sacramento’s Arden Arcade area. A man driving a 2008 Chevy Tahoe drifted towards the shoulder hitting the female bicyclist, killing her instantly. The Tahoe then hit a tree head-on killing a female passenger on impact. The driver was rushed to a local hospital where…
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    Bnovamusic | The Home of Bossa Nova

  • 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…
  • The Drums of Bossa Nova

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

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

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    ‘Play Ball’ will appear on AC/DC’s new album ‘Rock Or Bust’ and can be heard in full above by our great friend Youtube. As expected, the sound is the same as the band got us used to with their hard-driving guitar and Brian Johnson‘s amazing voice. The album was produced by Brendan O’Brien and mixed [&hellip
  • The Best Black Sabbath Wallpapers

    7 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Formed in Birmingham in 1968 Black Sabbath began to  incorporate occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics, but Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse and apocalyptic prophecies of the horrors of war. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define [&hellip
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    Home of Hip Hop Videos & Rap Music, News, Video, Mixtapes & more

  • Cam’Ron Performs At Fader Fort (Video)

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Cam’Ron performed last night at The Fader Fort in NYC. Killa ran through some fan favorites inluding “Wet Wipes,” “Hey Ma,” and more. Watch below.
  • Casey Veggies – 3AM In Cape Town (Swag Worth A Mill Pt 3)

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    While visiting Cape Town, South Africa Casey Veggies took the time out to make some new music. He teamed up with producer Sango for “3am In Cape Town (Swag Worth A Mill Pt. 3). During the beginning of the track Veggies lets fans know that his album is almost done.
  • Drake Shmoney Dancing On His Birthday (Video)

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Drake brought in his 28th birthday in a NYC club this week. Much like almost everyone else, the rapper couldn’t help but do a rendition of the shmoney dance as soon as Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Nigga” rang off. Drizzy’s dance is certainly better than some of the ones I’ve seen. Watch below. Press Play to see Drake doing the "Shmoney Dance" at his birthday party in NYC. To see pictures from his party visit (link in bio) #drake #champagnepapi #shmoneydance A video posted by Just A Lil Bit Of RealiTea (@theshaderoom) on Oct 10, 2014 at…
  • Chudi – D.O.D.

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Chudi Njeako, who hails from Dallas, brings us his newest song, “D.O.D.” Producer and DJ, Kal Banx, handled the production on the track that talks about issues that our society faces including gang violence, drug dealing and more. Listen below.
  • Mobb Deep – Biology (Prod. By Alchemist)

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Celebrating his birthday today, Alchemist decides to drop an unreleased record of our favorite Queensbridge duo, Mobb Deep, with production handled by none other than himself. Listen below. Happy Birthday Alchemist !
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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

  • Malcolm Middleton & David Shrigley – Story Time

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Malcolm Middleton & David Shrigley announce collaborative album ‘Music and Words’ released 15th December on Melodic.  This is the first track ‘Story Time’ It’s one of the funniest things we’ve heard since the I, Partridge autobiography by Steve Coogan. It gets a little sweary – you’ve been warned. Blending the words and wisdom of visual artist David Shrigley with the whipsmart musicianship of songwriter and Arab Strap co-founder Malcolm Middleton, the pair’s absurd wit and stark delivery is perfectly captured on ‘Music And…
  • The Kaptivators – Midnight Sunshine

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:09 pm
    The Kaptivators return with new single Midnight Sunshine. The Kaptivators are a Manchester based collective with funk and rhythm in their bones! Their sound is an eclectic mix of hip-hop, soul, electro and dub. Uplifting themes and social commentary form part of their story. We previously featured them on Episode 74 of Lost On Radio.
  • Best of Amazing Tunes No 19. Rhodes

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Each week our very own Nick Kavanagh delves into Amazing Radio’s ‘Amazing Tunes’ vault to find and profile one new track or artist. (David) Rhodes is a singer songwriter from Hitchin in Hertfordshire, and his music was described in the Guardian as “moody and mysterious.” There are five tracks on Amazing Tunes and we think they are all excellent, our favourite is Breathe. The Morning EP by Rhodes is out now, and check his Facebook page for tour dates.
  • My Body – All I Can

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Fractured crashing electro pop beats set aside delicately sweet female lyrics, this is original and fresh. It’s the latest single from Brooklyn-based electronic duo My Body.    
  • Episode 104. Lost On Radio

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Lost On Radio is a weekly showcase of incredible new, undiscovered, and under appreciated music from around the world. The show is curated and presented by Mark Knight, the founder of Right Chord Music. Lost On Radio aims to showcase incredible artists that have been overlooked by radio, or pushed to the late night fringes. Since it started, Lost On Radio has attracted listeners from over 80 different countries. Listen back to all previous episodes by clicking the menu button on the player below, or subscribe and listen via iTunes to access visual chapters. Lost On Radio is now broadcast…
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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

  • 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…
  • Open Communication or Private Thoughts

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

  • Mixing Engineer Bob Brockman On The Latest Inner Circle Podcast

    Bobby Owsinski
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    On the latest Inner Circle podcast, mixing engineer "Bassy" Bob Brockman discusses the evolution of mixing, mixing different musical genres, and much more.In the intro I take a look at how teens leaving Facebook can be important to artists, and what you should do on stage when a song ends.Remember that you can find the podcast either on iTunes or at, and now also on Stitcher.Help support this blog. Any purchases made through our Amazon links help support this website with no cost to you.
  • The Beatles "Something" Isolated Vocal

    Bobby Owsinski
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The Beatle's "Something" is one of the most covered songs ever, and may be George Harrison's best song. That's why it's so cool to go back and have a listen to the isolated vocal track from this song from the iconic Abbey Road album. Here's what to listen for:1. The vocal is very in tune, which can't always be said for vocals from this era.2. You'll hear the nice Abbey Road Studios reverb all around the vocal, which is very mellow sounding due to the EQ they used.3. The vocal double on the B section isn't too close. This could have been because it was either another take, or they just didn't…
  • Why We Love The Music We Love

    Bobby Owsinski
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The neurochemistry of happinessIt's fair to say that anyone that's in the music business likes music. No, make that loves music. We've all had that rush when hearing a song that's a feeling like no other. And to play it in front of people is taking it to yet another level.Now there's been a definitive study that really gets down to why we love music. It's called The Neurochemistry of Music and takes a look inside the brain of music lovers. Here's some of what they found.When we first hear a song, it stimulates our auditory cortex, and we convert the rhythm, melody and harmony into a…
  • The Most Overlooked Part Of Preproduction

    Bobby Owsinski
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Music production is so much about being familiar with the artist that you're working with, but many producers overlook the "Getting To Know You" phase of the job. The reason is that intimately knowing the likes and dislikes of an artist can really help you keep the production moving forward down the line, or stop it in its tracks if there's something that you don't know about. Here's an excerpt from my Music Producer's Handbook that outlines this phase."Preproduction sometimes is so much more than the process of working out songs. For a producer working with a new artist or band, it’s a…
  • Watch Studio Guitarist Tim Pierce At Work

    Bobby Owsinski
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Studio guitarist Tim Pierce is widely used on hit recordings today, having played on hits by Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Faith Hill, Dave Mathews, Rascal Flatts and many more.Here's a video that shows why, as you'll both see and hear how Tim goes about adding his special sauce to a track. You'll also see why great studio musicians have to be arrangers as well to really help a track along. Find out more about Tim at Help support this blog. Any purchases made through our Amazon links help support this website with no cost to you.You…
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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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    Rock and Roll Omnibus

  • Playlist for Sept. Week 4, 2014

    Cas Countz
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Here is the playlist for the Rock and Roll Omnibus show this week: Hour 1: Badfinger—I Can’t Take It (2:54)Paul McCartney and Wings—Hi Hi Hi (3:14)Traffic—Just For You (2:14) Bruce Springsteen—Prove It All Night (4:04)Creedence Clearwater Revival—Chameleon (3:21)Creedence Clelarwater Revival—Have You Ever Seen the Rain (2:40)Elton John—The Bitch is Back (3:47) Elton John—Dixie Lily (2:55)Elton John—Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (5:33)Elton John—Birds (4:05)Allman Brothers Band—Trouble No More (3:44)Big Brother and the Holding Company—Ball and Chain…
  • Turning a 60's pop band into a cookin' 70's R&B group in about 50 (or more) steps.

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

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

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

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Someone: "Who is your favorite EIS band? Pile? Ovlov?"Me: Two Inch Astronaut.Someone: "Ahhh. They're good. Why, though?Me:Someone: is due out November 25th, 2014 via Exploding In Sound Records. Pre-order vinyl/digital here
  • Cull- Magi Fuel

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sydney, Australia-based psych-gaze outfit Cull is back with another powerful song full of cosmic noise. Magi Fuel shies away from the hazy, shoegaze sound featured in last year's Bà Nội EP while finding solace in neo-psych-pop arrangements and gargantuan drum and bass-bloated grooves. It's a song that shows a band ready to breakout from under the loft bed to sit atop festival stages. 
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    Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • 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).
  • Episode 57 - Eg White

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

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    Brighton’s Black Honey continue to impress us with every release and on the back of last-months demo ‘The Taste’ the quartet have unveiled their latest little master-piece ‘Bloodlust’. It’s easy to forget the band is only a few months old as ‘Bloodlust’ belts out with confident 60’s inspired licks. ‘Bloodlust’ makes up part of their newly announced debut (nameless) demo EP, which is available now in physical format at their shows. Black Honey play Notting Hill Arts Club on November 2. Go check them out. By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • The Proper Ornaments announce 100 Club show & new single

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    The Proper Ornaments have announced a run of European dates for this November. The London based duo’s European jaunt will include a hometown show at the 100 Club on November 27. Tickets for all dates are on-sale now. Take a listen to their new single ‘Now I Understand’ below. November 14 Brescia – Lio Bar (Italy) 15 Firenze – Tender Club (Italy) 16 Osimo – Fun House (Italy) 18 Torino – Astoria (Italy) 19 Rorschach – Treppenhaus (Switzerland) 21 Paris – L’espace (France) 23 Zwolle – Poppodium Hedon (Holland) 24 Gent – Video (Belgium…
  • Prides announce February 2015 UK tour

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Prides have announced they’ll be hitting the road in February 2015. The Scottish trio’s 7-date UK tour will see them play their biggest headline show to date at Heaven, in London on February 12. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday (October 24) Check out their full tour itinerary below: February 2015 05 Inverness, Ironworks 06 Aberdeen, Lemon Tree 07 Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms 11 Brighton, The Haunt 12 London, Heaven 13 Nottingham, Bodega 14 Sheffield, The Leadmill TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: HAERTS – ‘No One Needs To Know’

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:10 am
    Ahead of the release of their self-titled debut album next week, New York based HAERTS have shared ‘No One Needs To Know’ is anticipation of its release. If you’ve listened to HAERTS previously, you’ll have become accustomed to their brand of emotive-pop and ‘No One Needs To Know’ continues their knack of pulling at your heartstrings, with Nin Fabi’s stunning vocal delivery again the focal point on this 80’s inspired number. HAERTS self-titled debut album is out on 27 October via Columbia Records. By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Darlia air ‘Stars Are Aligned’ video

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
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    Weekly Podcast

  • Peter Pan by Ghosts of Lore

    Ghosts of Lore
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Well, Hi there! I'm an American expat who moved out to Taveuni Island in the Fiji Island group a few years ago. The post Peter Pan by Ghosts of Lore appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • The Synthetic Dream Foundation releases new animated video

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The Synthetic Dream Foundation has a brand new animation video for their track "what wonder held for ransom", out now on Mythical The post The Synthetic Dream Foundation releases new animated video appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Sam Tumblin

    Sam Tumblin
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Sam Tumblin is a singer, songwriter, blogger, and author from Laplace, Louisiana now residing in Eunice, Louisiana he calls home. This artist The post Sam Tumblin appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Singer Songwriter Yelpy Releases Debut Single "Feel It"

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, singer-songwriter Yelpy has set his sites on the bright lights of LA. With his unique style The post Singer Songwriter Yelpy Releases Debut Single "Feel It" appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
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  • Black Honey air their latest demo ‘Bloodlust’

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    Brighton’s Black Honey continue to impress us with every release and on the back of last-months demo ‘The Taste’ the quartet have unveiled their latest little master-piece ‘Bloodlust’. It’s easy to forget the band is only a few months old as ‘Bloodlust’ belts out with confident 60’s inspired licks. ‘Bloodlust’ makes up part of their newly announced debut (nameless) demo EP, which is available now in physical format at their shows. Black Honey play Notting Hill Arts Club on November 2. Go check them out. By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • The Proper Ornaments announce 100 Club show & new single

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    The Proper Ornaments have announced a run of European dates for this November. The London based duo’s European jaunt will include a hometown show at the 100 Club on November 27. Tickets for all dates are on-sale now. Take a listen to their new single ‘Now I Understand’ below. November 14 Brescia – Lio Bar (Italy) 15 Firenze – Tender Club (Italy) 16 Osimo – Fun House (Italy) 18 Torino – Astoria (Italy) 19 Rorschach – Treppenhaus (Switzerland) 21 Paris – L’espace (France) 23 Zwolle – Poppodium Hedon (Holland) 24 Gent – Video (Belgium…
  • Prides announce February 2015 UK tour

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Prides have announced they’ll be hitting the road in February 2015. The Scottish trio’s 7-date UK tour will see them play their biggest headline show to date at Heaven, in London on February 12. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday (October 24) Check out their full tour itinerary below: February 2015 05 Inverness, Ironworks 06 Aberdeen, Lemon Tree 07 Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms 11 Brighton, The Haunt 12 London, Heaven 13 Nottingham, Bodega 14 Sheffield, The Leadmill TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: HAERTS – ‘No One Needs To Know’

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:10 am
    Ahead of the release of their self-titled debut album next week, New York based HAERTS have shared ‘No One Needs To Know’ is anticipation of its release. If you’ve listened to HAERTS previously, you’ll have become accustomed to their brand of emotive-pop and ‘No One Needs To Know’ continues their knack of pulling at your heartstrings, with Nin Fabi’s stunning vocal delivery again the focal point on this 80’s inspired number. HAERTS self-titled debut album is out on 27 October via Columbia Records. By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Darlia air ‘Stars Are Aligned’ video

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
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    Rock.It Boy Entertainment

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    On the heels of Pinata, Madlib & Freddie Gibbs have released the Knicks Remix EP featuring exclusive tracks not included on the album.  The “Knicks Remix” features a new verse by Gibbs alongside Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and Ransom, and both sides of the EP have unheard Madlib instrumentals. Vinyl and download available here. Recommended. TRACK LIST A1. Knicks Remix feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Ransom A2. Knicks Remix (Instrumental) A3. The Dunk (Bonus Beat) B1. Home ft. BJ The Chicago Kid B2. Home (Instrumental) B3. The Garden (Bonus Beat)
  • Stream The Bishop Nehru & MF Doom Album “NehruvianDOOM”

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    NehruvianDOOM pairs the young emcee Bishop Nehru with the legendary MF Doom. You can stream it now over at Pitchfork here.
  • Madlib – “The Beats”

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Madlib continues his very productive 2014 (Pińata, Rock Konducta) with his first original film soundtrack, The Beats, featuring his original compositions from the Stones Throw documentary My Vinyl Weighs A Ton. The 10-inch vinyl release (also available digitally) has ten instrumental hip-hop tracks done as only Madlib can. The vinyl will be released with two different covers, so cop yours over at Stones Throw now.
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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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    Snapshots and Needle Drops

  • 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…
  • Go West, Young Woman

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

  • The Lake Song

    Danno Sullivan
    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

    Danno Sullivan
    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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Major Blues Scale

    23 Jun 2014 | 2:47 am
    Playing in major is challenging to many guitarists, the major blues scale is no exception. I think one reason to why many guitar-players prefer the minor scale is simply that it is the first scale you learn.  Also, a lot of rock and pop songs are based on minor blues, I don’t think there are many riffs in popular music based around the major scale. I can clearly remember myself when I started to explore playing in major, I would always relate to the parallel in minor: If i played in G, I would pretend to play in e-minor, just starting the scale on another root.  While…
  • Martin Guitars. Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton etc

    12 May 2014 | 8:51 am
    The Martin Guitar Co. Acoustic guitars have been a part of the landscape of rock, country, and popular music since before the terms were invented. Standing head and shoulders above other brands in the market like Gibson and Takamine are the incomparable instruments of Martin and Co. Martin guitars. They are at the top of the table among professional guitarists, both for the warmth and power of their sound and the sense of feel and expression that comes from the quality of their construction. Anyone who has invested in one of their models knows that they have bought a guitar for life, and if…
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  • 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
  • Music Or Words: What Makes A Song?

    Sophie Figgis
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    What makes a song: is music the most important part or is it the lyrics? And who deserves legal credit and royalties for the songs a band writes? Let's find out Continue reading →Related posts:What makes a song? It’s not as simple as it sounds. Avoiding the status quo – alternative song structures Does your song need some DRAMA?! Add these 5 techniques to your song-writing toolkit.
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  • 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…
  • A New My Sites Section

    Andy Peatling
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    My Sites just got a new look, but more importantly, it got a technical overhaul, making the page dramatically faster and more powerful. From one central location, scan and select any of your WordPress sites or create new ones with the support of a more visual interface. Head directly to the posts or pages of a particular WordPress or launch stats to glimpse trends and get inspiration for blog or website content.  Access themes, user settings, and sharing options with a click to make WordPress your own. The new My Sites page is a small piece of a larger effort to make faster,…
  • New Theme: Penscratch

    Caroline Moore
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we have a brand new free theme especially for writers and bloggers! Penscratch Penscratch is a clean, sophisticated theme for sharing your writing. Whether you’re working on an analytical essay, an anthology of poems, or a piece of long-form fiction, Penscratch makes for a pleasant reading and writing experience all around. Choose between a one- or two-column layout by adding widgets, add links to your favorite social networks, customize your home on the web with a site logo or header image, or add fancy pull quotes throughout your content. Penscratch is also responsive, ensuring…
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    AudioCred: Indie, Rap, Rock Music Blog

  • 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…
  • So How Does A Clarinet Mouthpiece Work?

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    The clarinet is a wind instrument that is part of the smaller subset of woodwind instruments. The clarinet is a long cylindrical tube with a mouthpiece at one end and a bell at the other. The body is covered with tone holes and keys that are use to create certain notes. Before we identify how the mouthpiece works, it is important to understand the mouthpiece and all of its components. Components of the Mouthpiece Mouthpiece – The mouthpiece of a clarinet is a solid piece often made from ebony, crystal, or wood. Each material lends itself to a different sound. For example, ebony is often…
  • Easy Damptey – Daylight Robbery

    Chris S.
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
    As a Ghana native residing in Canada, filmmaker, painter, and songwriter Kojo “Easy” Dampton has witnessed firsthand the hostile injustices of racial oppression and violence against his own people, as well as other minorities the world over. His debut album, Daylight Robbery, touches upon these very experiences through stories of inequality, persecution, hope, and love of oneself and others with gripping song-based compositions and spoken word passages that attempt to call attention to and salve such frustrations. All that being said, the man knows his way around a mic and a piano –…
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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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    this is our jam

  • {WATCH} dead man's bones: documentary

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    With Halloween just around the corner, get in the spooky scary mood with this short Pitchfork documentary on Ryan Gosling’s band Dead Man’s Bones. The video follows the band as they prepare for a show in New York, complete with a full children’s choir and a talent show.
  • weekend thoughts...

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Happy weekend, TIOJ world!! Whether you're up in New York at CMJ, enjoying a lazy fall weekend around DC, or anything in between, we hope you make it a great one.Your Weekend Jam: Good gravy, the newest jam from Penguin Prison is so catchy. Catch him with RAC at the 9:30 Club on Sunday night!TIOJ Thoughts: A way to avoid phones at concerts? Color us intrigued.Have you all read #GIRLBOSS yet? I devoured it this week and am #OBSESSED.Drunk J Crew models. The worst of the worst in concert goers -- someone threw an open can of beer at country singer Dustin Lynch’s face. Um, what?Free!
  • {PLAYLIST} cmj 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    When we said Austin City Limits was the last festival of the season, well, we were lying. As we speak, Krista and Caleb are up in New York checking out the amazing (and amazingly overwhelming) CMJ Music Marathon, and this weekend is sure to provide us with new music crushes for weeks to come.The playlist below contains some must-sees, both from the festival-goers themselves and from us envious ones holding down the fort at home! Press play below and take a listen.Be sure to get the latest from TIOJ at CMJ -- follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date!!
  • {THROWBACK} "irreplaceable"

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    I am very much enjoying DC-producer Lindsay Lowend's remix of Queen B's "Irreplaceable." The remix has the right amount of Nintendo-sounding beep boops (technical term) to add a poppy and care-free vibe to this originally emotional tune.And the original in all of its "to the left, to the left" glory:
  • {THROWBACK} "i'm comin' out"

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Remember that lotion commercial from about 15 years ago where the belly button is singing "I'm Coming Out"? Well, that song was on a recent episode of one of my many shows (Scandal), and I got to googling... and found out that it was written and performed by the great Diana Ross. Who knew?? Certainly not I.
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    The Standing "O" Project Singer/Songwriter Podcast

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

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    The September 22, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Ben Taylor performing "America," Creativity Corner insight from Vev Nesbitt, and a Laugh O' The Day with Janis Ian. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at…
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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: 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.
  • Audio-Technica’s Summer Sonic 2014 Interview Part 1: Bruce Danz & “Shirt”

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    This year at Summer Sonic we got the chance to sit down with legendary sound engineers Bruce Danz and Dave “Shirt” Nichols We love sharing knowledge from industry veterans, so check out part one of our interview with these guys below! First of all, what show are you involved with? What do you do for […]The post Audio-Technica’s Summer Sonic 2014 Interview Part 1: Bruce Danz & “Shirt” appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Frank Klepacki Blog Series: What It Means To Be a Producer, Part 2

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    This is the fourth installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank continues to discuss the role of the music producer. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. When a project is coming together, and principal tracking is basically there, a producer’s ear can really benefit the artist. […]The post Frank Klepacki Blog Series: What It Means To Be a Producer, Part 2 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... 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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  • Klaxons to split after next tour

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Klaxons have decided that their upcoming tour will be their last. Earlier today Klaxons declared on Twitter: "After what's been nearly 9 bananas years we'd like to let you know that we've decided the upcoming dates will be our last headline tour." Having made their come back this year, releasing their third album 'Love Frequency' back in June, playing at numerous festivals, including Reading & Leeds, this summer and now set to embark on a UK tour, the news came as a shock to fans. One tweeted: "@klaxons you're like one of my favourite bands so I feel disappointed now." With another…
  • U2 to release new album in 18 months

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    U2 plan to release a new album in just 18 months. The Irish rockers caused controversy when they allowed their latest LP 'Songs Of Innocence' to be given away on iTunes for free but despite only coming out in September the group already have another collection, titled 'Songs Of Experience', lined up. Bassist Adam Clayton told Rolling Stone magazine: "We're hoping 'Songs of Experience' will be less about intimacy and more about a celebration of sorts." Clayton's bandmate Bono has also revealed an album called 'Songs Of Ascent' - a record he previously claimed would be the follow-up to 2009's…
  • McBusted to release debut album

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    McBusted will release their debut album in December. The supergroup - consisting of Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd, Matt Willis, James Bourne, Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter - have compiled a 12-track collection named 'McBusted', featuring tracks from a range of different genres, including 'Air Guitar', 'Hate Your Guts' and 'What Happened To Your Band', which was written by James following the split of Busted in 2005. Despite forming late last year, the band wanted to wait before they put any material out as "the expectations are so high" they wanted release "f***ing good" music. The album will…
  • One Direction win MTV EMA Award

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    One Direction have won the Best UK & Ireland Act prize at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards. The five boys - Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik - were awarded the MTV EMA award for Best UK & Ireland Act ahead of the official ceremony which takes place on the 9th November in Glasgow, Scotland at 9pm. The 1D boys beat Calvin Harris, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith to win the award. Following their win, One Direction are now eligible for the coveted Worldwide Act award category where they will compete against 10 international acts to…
  • Pulled Apart By Horses share #STANDFORSOMETHING tour diary

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Fresh from the European Dr Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING Tour, Pulled Apart By Horses have shared their tour video from their time on the road. The alt-rockers headed out on the tour with fellow Leeds band Dinosaur Pile-Up to perform across Europe’s major cities over five dates in Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Hamburg between 8th-13th September 2014. The tour video shows the band travelling 5,000 miles in seven days for the five shows around Europe whilst the band discusses the formation of the band, touring and the value of gigs to them. As an integral part of the…
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    Intern Like A Rockstar

  • 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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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream Music & Indie News

  • ArtsBeat: CMJ 2014: S’s Resentment, Odessa’s Tranquility + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   ArtsBeat: CMJ 2014: S’s Resentment, Odessa’s Tranquility – The Seattle band S and the singer-songwriter Odessa performed on Thursday as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. Continue Reading On » 'Sonic Highways' lead Foo Fighters home to D.C. – Friday night turned into a homecoming dance […]
  • Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Do Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’ Walk Better Than She Can + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Whatcha Say: Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey And Jennifer Lopez Got Our Readers Talking – What a week in pop! With 1989 just days away, it’s been all Taylor Swift all the time: From “Welcome To New York,” to Target commercials, to secret sessions and everything in between. So! […]
  • Ryan Adams, Tim Armstrong, and More Paint Guitars for Charity + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:24 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Sir Cliff Richard raid by police was utterly inept say MPs – South Yorkshire force wrong to cut deal with BBC to broadcast, with singers reputation suffering irreparable damageMPs have described South Yorkshire police as utterly inept for allowing a search of Sir Cliff Richards home during a […]
  • The 5 Things We Learnt From Thurston Moore’s Album ‘The Best Day’ + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:52 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   The 5 Things We Learnt From Thurston Moore’s Album ‘The Best Day’ – Thurston Moore is one of the more recognizable names in alternative rock, basically the ‘cool’ version of Dave Grohl. For the uninitiated, Moore formed the seminal Sonic Youth, considered by many to be one of […]
  • Blue Hawaii – “Get Happy” / “Get Happier” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   St. Vincent to release an EP for Record Store Day’s Black Friday – St. Vincent has announced she will be releasing two new songs for Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Singer-songwriter Annie Clark will be making a 10-inch EP available for the event on Friday November 28 that […]
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream & Indie Buzz

  • David Rees’ Aphex Swift Is The Best Aphex Twin/Taylor Swift Mashup Album Of The Year So Far + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Artist Archibald J. Motley Jr.'s Jazz Age imagery on display at LACMA – Archibald J. Motley Jr. was an artist intrigued by the night. It is there in a large number of his paintings, which tap into the joys and dramas of life after dark, onstage and backstage, […]
  • Justin Bieber Battles Fifth Harmony In Race To Win EMA Nomination For Best Worldwide Act + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Bass Singer Makes an Honest Song Out of 'All About That Bass' – Meghan Trainor’s chart-topping hit “All About That Bass” is not, technically speaking, all about that bass… Continue Reading On » One Direction Announce 2015 "On The Road Again" Tour – One Direciton have announced they […]
  • Longlist announced for 10th Coopers AMP + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   The Week In Pop: Kiesza’s The Full Package; Her Album, Not So Much – If the house-inflected Canadian pop singer Kiesza seems to have jumped on the post-Disclosure bandwagon a little late, consider that her “Hideaway” video — in which Kiesza and her posse pull off an epic […]
  • Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Meghan Trainor Announces Debut Album ‘Title’ – Meghan Trainor has announced she will release her debut album Title on January 13th via Epic.Fans that pre-order Title will receive “Lips Are Movin” as an instant grat track along with previously released tracks “All About That Bass,” “Title,” “Dear Future […]
  • Suede: 10 of the best + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   MTV Review | The Babadook – You can’t get rid of The Babadook! We give our verdict on Jennifer Kent’s horror flick right here… Continue Reading On » Even Swift’s silence is golden – NOW there’s proof that Taylor Swift’s fans will buy anything she puts […]
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  • Jack Bruce dead: Cream bass player dies of liver disease aged 71 + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Music To Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat – &lt;br&gt;Conductor John Mauceri's latest album is filled with renditions of the most-chilling music from Alfred Hitchcock's films. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon. &lt;br&gt; … Continue Reading On » Artist Archibald J. Motley Jr.'s Jazz Age […]
  • The Things We Learnt From King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s New Album + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Counterbalance: ‘Franz Ferdinand’ (Sound Affects) – And if you leave here, you leave me broken, shattered, I lie. I’m just a crosshair. I’m just a shot, then we can listen to the 192nd most acclaimed album of all time. Franz Ferdinand’s 2004 debut is this week’s Counterbalance. Continue […]
  • How Did Big Sean Get Kanye West, DJ Mustard And DJ Dahi To Produce ‘IDFWU’? Let Him Explain + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   How Did Big Sean Get Kanye West, DJ Mustard And DJ Dahi To Produce ‘IDFWU’? Let Him Explain – Big Sean explains how he got Kanye West, DJ Mustard, DJ Dahi and Key Wayne on the same beat. Continue Reading On » The week’s best concerts: Temples, […]
  • Music Feeds LIVE: Gomez’s Ben Ottewell Streaming This Thursday + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   HAERTS share new songs “Be The One” and “Nobody Needs To Know” — listen – Brooklyn-based indie pop band HAERTS will release their self-titled debut album on October 28th via Columbia. After previewing the album with opening track “Heart” and the exciting single “Giving Up”, they’ve returned with two more […]
  • Watch A Trailer For R.E.M. By MTV + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Ricky Martin Plays Multiple Characters In His Prohibition-Themed “Adios” Video: Watch – Ricky's Back! What’s better than one Ricky Martin? Five of them, obviously! The Latin heartthrob plays multiple characters in the prohibition-themed video for new single “Adios”… Continue Reading On » Caribou, Our Love, review:…
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  • 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…
  • New soulful lyrics music video: The Rebirth- This is Coming To?

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Los Angeles, California band The Rebirth released the lyrical video for their first single This Is Coming To? from their sophomore album BEING THRU THE EYES OF A CHILD (due early 2015) on the group's indie label Walk Talkin!Filled with funk and soul, This Is Coming To? is a track will put you in a chill mood. If you are a lyrical person like me, you appreciate the many scenarios the group presents that leads back to the question "what all this is coming to?" The band exclusively premiered the soulful track on and received high regards!The Rebirth stated their upcoming album is…
  • New RnB/Soul album releases - Dave Hollister, Goapele, Aretha Franklin and Anthony Hamilton

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    This week, a lot of musicians has graced us with new albums and EP's. So much music, I have to share these wonderful tunes through a series of posts (be on the look out)! For now, I hand picked four great R&B and Soul albums you must listen to! Let's get started with a quick album review! Up first Mr. David Hollister!R&B, Soul & Gospel singer and member of the 90's hit group Blackstreet, David Hollister released his seventh solo studio album titled Chicago Winds... The Saga Continues. The 10 track album features a variety of soul and R&B music on tracks such as  I'm…
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    EmuBands » News

  • 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…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 22nd September 2014

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    First up this week is London-based singer/songwriter Roxanne de Bastion, with the title track from her new EP ‘Seeing You’. Originally from Berlin, Roxanne packed a bag and her guitar, and left for London back in 2007 to pursue a career in music and hasn’t looked back. Since recording and self-releasing her debut album ‘The Real Thing’ with producer Gordon Raphael (The Stokes, Regina Spektor) in 2013, Roxanne has been invited to speak and perform at various worldwide music industry events, as well as touring extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the United…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 15th September 2014

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    First up this week are experimental hip-hop group Hector Bizerk with the title track from their brand new EP ‘The Fish That Never Swam’. The first of a quartet of EPs to be released over the coming months, Hector Bizerk have been going from strength to strength over the past year, racking up support slots with acts as diverse as The Libertines, Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan, Alt-J and Jurassic 5, winning ‘Best Hip-Hop’ at this years Scottish Alternative Music Awards, as well as being shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year Award with their second album…
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  • 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!

  • 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...
  • Listen to “Casualties of a Rape Culture” by Appalachian Terror Unit

    Mittens XVX
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The thrashing mountain punx of Appalachian Terror Unit are back and give full vent to their rage. Their new LP “We Don’t Need Them” is to be released on the legendary Profane Existence. The band has revealed a song from their upcoming record available for free at their bandcamp page. The “Casualties of a Rape Culture” single...
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    East Coast Digital Radio

  • [New Music] M.O.P (@BillDanzeMOP @FameMOP ) “Broad Daylight” feat @BustaRhymes

    The Shadowking
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    M.O.P. and Busta Rhymes team up for ‘Broad Daylight.’Veteran duo M.O.P. are working on a new EP, Street Certified, for November 18th. Send All Drops And Request To
  • [Music Video] G.G. (@InglewoodGG_WKI) – ‘Lil Mama’

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    The Inglewood division of the label made known by the O.G. MITCHY SLICK. WrongkindIngles presents G.G.Tha_Plug with his new single/visual for the ladies “Lil Mama” so enjoy an holla G.G direct via twitter @InglewoodGG_WKI or holla via Instagram @GG_WKingles
  • [Video] @TheYunginz – ‘Beautiful’

    The Shadowking
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Bred in the heart of St. Louis, MO. Buddie Love and Leak Jacobs make up the group “THE YUNGINZ” who have opened up for music’s most prominent stars including Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Birdman, Diggy Simmons, Yo Gotti and countless others. In a short span of time “THE YUNGINZ” have managed to captivate the hearts of millions with their brand of POP, infused with R&B and Hip Hop. Buddie and Leak’s charm, charisma & creativity as artists have pushed them to the upper echelon of artists to watch out for. The Yunginz have recently released the new visual for…
  • [Video] @Zena1shaw – ‘Cash’

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:40 pm
      Debut release “Cash” from singer songwriter Zena Shaw with 1A Records. Cash is an Electro House track with a driving bassline. Music by Nikkinitro. Dubstep remixes by Hitman and Enme; Sir Lord Comixx graces us with his House and Techno remixes of Cash. Available from all good record stores including: Beatport, Spotify, Itunes. LISTEN at Video produced by YELOFILM / Video Animation by Darragh Mason. For more details about “Cash” go to…
  • [Video] @MintLabAstros – “Pinnacle”

    The Shadowking
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Chicago-natives and brothers, j.pak & are the Mint Lab Astronauts. MLA has been known for consistently bringing catchy beats, loud character and energetic lyrics to the Chicago Hip-Hop scene. Watch Video Below Link Contact: Manager: Nicholas Valentino Label: Valentinoinc Entertainment Phone: 847.804.3310 City: Chicago State: IL
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    Slightly Off Key

  • 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…
  • New Music Fix 8.21.14 – Shovels & Rope Come Back Strong!

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
      For more music, mischief, and mayhem, follow @Offkeymusicblog on Twitter and like Slightly Off Key on Facebook!  A band’s first album might grab your attention, but only their second can prove whether your attention was worth it. Thankfully, Shovels & Rope doesn’t let us down! Swimmin’ Time finds the duo exploring much darker subject matter than on their debut2012’s O’ Be Joyful.  Somehow though, even with songs such as “Evil” and “The Devil Is All Around,” they manage to top   the energy of their previous record.  The…
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    Empty Lighthouse Music & Arts Magazine

  • Carlos Santana to Perform National Anthem at Game 4 of World Series

    Dan K
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
  • Can an app help you decide what to wear?

    Dan K
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Okay App, a new fashion app designed to help its members make those tough decisions easier when it comes to choosing outfits., has launched. Okay App is edited by Paris Imagination Ltd, a company created by a team of French fashion, web and finance professionals. The Okay App is managed in Paris and launched worldwide October 15, 2014.
  • iWitness Offers Personal Safety In An App

    Dan K
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Violence and crime are global issues that affect individuals of every age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status. Now, there's a personal safety app for iOS and Android mobile devices aimed at preventing attacks and safeguarding evidence of any incident. The app is called iWitness and it gives people a way to protect themselves using their smartphones.
  • Tyler Perry Makes An Animated Madea Film

    Dan K
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    Writer/director/producer Tyler Perry makes his first foray into family animation with the release of Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love arriving on DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand January 20, 2015 from Lionsgate. The film will be available on Digital HD one week earlier on January 13.
  • Bubba The Love Sponge Follows The News On Twitter

    Dan K
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    Radio legend Bubba the Love Sponge not only hosts one of the most popular morning talk shows in the country, he also has one of the more interesting Twitter feeds around. He doesn't say much. Instead, he offers a flow of links to interesting news stories. It's sort of the world through a Bubba filter.
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    Foxbeard Music

  • 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…
  • Kate Callahan Stuns With New EP, Aha!

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Proving that obstacles can become a thriving motivation is the folk singer Kate Callahan. Her collection of work on her latest EP “Aha!” stands above her previous work, as her voice soars and captivates from start to finish. Her voice is the perfect juxtaposition of simple beauty and elegance. Not only can you hear the emotions behind each word but you can feel it as well. Backing up to her personal story, Kate was the victim of a skiing accident that left her struggling to do everyday basics. Hearing the heartbreaking words from the doctor that she had plateaued was the catalyst…
  • Cody Pennington dares you ‘To Be Me’ with new EP

    8 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    Stylish five song acoustic collection out now having been released August 16th A singer-songwriter who was born in Nashville, Tennessee, but now residing in Suffolk, Cody Pennington is an acoustic guitar based musician with a taste for a classy turn of lyrical phrase and some effective instrumental melodies. Nominated at the NMG awards for ‘Best Male Solo Artist 2014’ this year, he’s clearly an artist on the rise, a journey that will no doubt be aided by the release of his new, stylish five song EP. With an extremely personal song writing style and autobiographical lyrics that speak of…
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    One For The People

  • 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 »
  • Tracks/VIdeo: Pond - Elvis' Flaming Star

    Phill Walker
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    Australian Tame Impala spin-off Pond unveil latest offering "Elvis' Flaming Star".The track sound far less like Tame Impala than usual and a tad more well, MGMT. Sorry, but it can't be ignored. "Elvis' Flaming Star" is the first track we're to hear from the bands' upcoming Hobo Rocket follow-up, Man it Feels like Space Again.Read More »
  • Tracks: Gengahr - Bathed In Light

    Wayne Flanagan
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    "Bathed In Light" is another track that adds to Gengahr's fast rising reputationI always say that the sign of a good band is when they produce a superior b-side (these things are kind of redundant nowadays - RIP 'the music industry' - but you know what we mean). Gengahr are indeed a band of that nature, as "Bathed In Light" confirms in some style.Read More »
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    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.
  • The Slow and Painful Rise of the Festival Fascists

    Kieron Bain
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    There is a new danger at Britain’s festivals. Serious party heads, intent on having fun are being assaulted with the […]The post The Slow and Painful Rise of the Festival Fascists appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Registration now open for Hideout Festival 2015

    News Desk
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Registration is now open for the hotly anticipated fifth anniversary of Hideout Festival. Due to continued demand for tickets and […]The post Registration now open for Hideout Festival 2015 appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Public voting for the 2014 UK Festival Awards is now open

    News Desk
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    Many are hoping to be crowned the best of what this summer had to offer at the eleventh edition of […]The post Public voting for the 2014 UK Festival Awards is now open appeared first on Festival Mag.
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  • Tamar Braxton – Let Me Know Feat. Future (Video)

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Tamar Braxton is back with video for her new single Let Me Know. Song includes guest vocals from Atlanta rapper Future. Tamar samples Aaliyah’s classic At Your Best (You Are Love).
  • Rita Ora – Grateful

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:23 pm
    British singer Rita Ora releases her new song “Grateful”. Track is from the soundtrack to the dramatic film “Beyond the Lights”, out on November 11 via Relativity Music Group. Listen to “Grateful” below.
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (First Trailer)

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Marvel released first official trailer for
  • Jaden Smith – Blue Ocean (Video)

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Jaden Smith drops visual for his record Blue Ocean. His sister Willow sings out the chorus.
  • Gwen Stefani – Baby Don’t Lie (Video)

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Gwen Stefani is back with some new music. No Doubt’s lead vocalist releases her new single entitled Baby Don’t Lie. Song was written by Gwen with Noel Zancanella, Benny Blanco and OneRepublic’s frontman Ryan Tedder. Record will be featured on her anticipated third solo album, to be released later this year via Interscope Records.
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    Beats Music Now

  • 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.
  • Audio Quality Rising On Music Streaming Services

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    As Deezer and Tidal begin to enter the U.S. streaming music market, they both have set themselves apart by offering higher quality audio. Most music services are streaming music at 320 kbps, whereas their offering will be flac files at 1,411 kbps (essentially streaming at CD quality). Whether this strategy enables Deezer and Tidal to get a substantial customer base is yet to be determined. Yet offering much higher quality audio might nudge the existing services (Spotify, Beats Music, Rdio, etc.) to start moving toward streaming higher quality audio too. This would be a big victory for the…
  • What Is Baboom?

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Baboom is a music streaming service that is planning to launch in early 2015. Based in New Zealand, it is entering the streaming space with hopes of offering a distinct service — a cross between iTunes and SoundCloud. It is unclear weather CEO Grant Edmundson or CFO Tony Smith is responsible for this quote describing their upcoming offering: Baboom’s distinctive design is a world away from the cookie-cutter streaming music services,” he said. “The platform will be open to artists of all kinds, will support high-quality FLAC files, faster downloads and analytics that have…
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    Never Enough Notes

  • Fraser A Gorman shares ‘Book of Love’ on Courtney Barnett’s Milk! label

    Kimberley-Marie Sklinar (Never Enough Notes)
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    4.5NEN RATINGThis evening we’re going to introduce you to Fraser A Gorman and his latest track ‘Book of Love’. Laid-back and full of swaggery surfer blues, you’d be inclined to imagine something from a ‘coming of age’ road trip mixtape ex-West Coast USA. And you couldn’t be more wrong. 23 year-old Fraser hails from Torquay, Australia and has an awesome head of hair. His effortless vocal and relaxed demeanour make ‘Book of Love’ a surprising foot-tapper, a track you’d not expect to get stuck in your head. With a gospel backing and…
  • Cover Art Roundup // What’s the inspiration // Sept ’14

    Sammi Walsh
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Do you ever find yourself staring at the cover of your latest musical purchase and thinking ‘what the heck has that got to do with anything!?’ Well, do not fear, Never Enough Notes’ Cover Art Roundup is here! From unusual abstract images to simplistic photographs, we delve deep into the inspiration behind some of the more unusual and ambiguous cover art released last month… Ventenner // ‘Distorture’ // 01.09.14  Somewhat sinister looking, this album art brought to us by Ventenner is perfect for the run up to halloween. Released on the first of last month via Sonic…
  • DISCOVER: Fluent In Grey

    Kimberley-Marie Sklinar (Never Enough Notes)
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    A very young newcomer to the alt-pop table, Fluent In Grey is a curious project yet a delightfully gloomy one. They’ve only been around for a few months but Fluent In Grey sound like they’ve been making their HD music for much longer. The band came together after the end of previous separate projects (one of which was trip-hop drama masters The Mouth of Ghosts). Their first release to the world comes as track ‘Lost. Heart-tugging yet strangely serene, ‘Lost’ gives us weightless hope yet at the same time it reminds us of tragedies past. Music plays with our…
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds shares video for single ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’

    Kimberley-Marie Sklinar (Never Enough Notes)
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Whether you like it or not, Noel Gallagher is back with the video for ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’, the first single to be taken from his forthcoming album ‘Chasing Yesterday’. Noel returns under his High Flying Birds moniker for this next solo record, which premiered on, part of VICE. ‘Chasing Yesterday’ follows High Flying Birds’ 2011 self-titled debut and is set for release on March 2, 2015 via Gallagher’s own label Sour Mash Records.The album is the first of Noel’s to be both written and produced by himself. Pre-order it here.
  • DISCOVER: The Danish soaring electro-pop of Hannah Schnieder

    Kimberley-Marie Sklinar (Never Enough Notes)
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    Danish songstress Hannah Schneider was born in the orchestral pit of the Royal Danish Theatre, where her mother was a violinist. Or she may as well have been. Raised in a hugely classically-musical family, her grandfather was famed violinist Alexander Schneider, a member of the celebrated Budapest String Quartet. Gradually, Hannah broke her classical bonds by toying around with a keyboard and finding writing her own unique electro-pop much more fun. Hannah says of her songwriting: “I’m a total melody fanatic. I have favourite songs in every genre, from Robyn’s ‘Do You…
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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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  • Happy Ending - Hindi Movie Songs and Lyrics

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Movie : Happy EndingStarring : Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D’cruz, Preity Zinta, Kalki KoechlinDirecter : Raj & DKSinger : Amitabh Bhattacharya, Jigar Saraiya, DivyaKumarMusic : Sachin-JigarSong 1 : Paaji Tussi Such A Pussycat {lyric}Song 2 : G Phaad Ke {lyric}Song 3 : Jaise Mera Tu {lyric}Song 4 : Mileya Mileya {lyric}Song 5 : Khamma Ghani {lyric}Song 6 : Haseena Tu Kameena Mein {lyric}
  • Haseena Tu Kameena Mein - Song Lyric from HAPPY ENDING Hindi Movie

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Singers: Siddharth Basrur, Rahul Pandey, Shruti PathakMusic: Sachin-JigarLyrics: Amitabh BhattacharyaSong LyricsHaseena tu kamina Mein (x1)Hai mausam tu mahina mainHaseena tu kameena main (x2)Dekhun main kidhar har ik mod parNazar aaye keemti naginaEk pe magar theharta kidharTu aisa casanova kameenaO itna bura bhi nahi hai kameenaAgar pehchan le jo tuHasina tu kamina main (x1)Hai mausam tu mahina mainHaseena tu kameena main (x2)O.. manmaaniyaO.. beimaaniyaTeri khata hai, haseeno ko pata haiDon't you know? Don't you know?Phir bhi dil apna deewano se uljhaanaHaseeno ki adaa haiMujhe bhi pataa…
  • Khamma Ghani - Song Lyric from HAPPY ENDING Hindi Movie

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Singers: Papon, Smita & VidhiMusic: Sachin-JigarLyrics: Priya SaraiyaSong LyricsBuri baat hai ye manmaaniyanHuyi jaankar jo naadaniyanGunahgaar ki tarah kyun khadaAbhi maangta meharbaiyanKare kya karein nahi jaantaGhalat mod jo muda raastaTeri chaah me hua dil mera saza-yaftaKhamma ghani aao re mhaaro saaiyaanKhamma ghani sajan bairiyaKhamma ghani aao re mhaaro saaiyaanKhamma ghani sajan bairiya re..Ye dil mera, hai saza yafta.. (x1)Khamma ghani aao re mhaaro saaiyaanKhamma ghani sajan bairiyaKhamma ghani aao re mhaaro saaiyaanKhamma ghani sajan bairiya re..Lafz tera saancha maanaDaag…
  • G Phaad Ke - Song Lyric from HAPPY ENDING Hindi Movie

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Singer: Divya Kumar & Shefali AlvarezMusic: Sachin-JigarLyrics: Ashish PanditSong LyricsO bade ok soke chada hai fitoorLeke do-pe sho-pe hoja mash'hoorMujhe masti chadhi hai from head-to-toeJinhe nachna hai nacheJo na nache F.O.Ve-ve-velle mat betho gand paao in the clubCh-ch-chill to machao ruk jaaye beat jab (x2)Chal le le stanceReady to danceAane wala hai gaane kaHook.. hook.. hook.. hook...hook hook hook hook...Ho nacho saare G phaad keHil ke nacho-nachoHil dul ke nacho-nachoHil ke nacho-nachoNacho saare G phaad ke (x2)Aa ha.. aa ha.. aa ha..Ho nacho saare G phaad keAa ha..Sarphira…
  • Jaise Mera Tu - Song Lyric from HAPPY ENDING Hindi Movie

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    Singer: Arijit Singh, Priya SaraiyaMusic: Sachin-JigarLyrics: Priya SaraiyaSong  LyricsUljhi si baatein dilMujhse bhi baanteinTo mehar.. mehar.. meherbaniya(Meher.. meher.. meherbaniya)Khud hi samajh ke mujhe samjha deTo mehar.. mehar.. meherbaniya(Meher.. meher.. meherbaniya)Ho meherbani jo dil de zubaaniKeh de wo jo na kabhi kaha haiAise Tera Main.. Jaise Mera Tu (x1)Milte rahe jo aise hi donoLag na jaaye ishq ki nazarAye dil farebi, tham sa gaya kyunAisi waisi baat soch karBas mein na mere ab ye raha haiTujh pe aake dil ye jo ruka haiAise tera main.. jaise mera tuAise tera main..
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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

  • VIDEO: Interpol – ‘All The Rage Back Home’

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    In support of their recent album El Pintor, Interpol performed on the BBC program “Later… With Jools Holland” this week. Watch them perform All the Rage Back Home below. The post VIDEO: Interpol – ‘All The Rage Back Home’ appeared first on Music Universe.
  • VIDEO: CHRVCHES – ‘Under The Tide’

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Chvrches have shared the video for Under the Tide, taken from their excellent debut The Bones of What You Believe. Directed by Sing J. Lee, it’s a semi-trippy anime video featuring Martin Doherty on the vocals. Great tune! The post VIDEO: CHRVCHES – ‘Under The Tide’ appeared first on Music Universe.
  • Alt-J returning for Australian tour in May 2015

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Alt-J will come back to Australia next May to play some of their biggest Australian headline shows to date. The much loved UK lads were in the country for a short tour to promote This Is All Yours earlier this month performing in Melbourne and Sydney. Their intimate shows (both were sold out in seconds) were in support of their hugely successful sophomore album This Is All Yours, the follow up to 2012’s Mercury Prize winning album An Awesome Wave. There was always going to be huge pressure to create an equally successful follow up to their critically acclaimed debut, but the UK indie…
  • Hilltop Hoods and The Presets help celebrate 40 Years of triple j

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:59 am
    Hilltop Hoods and The Presets are set to headline a new event in Sydney’s Domain next yearas part of triple j 40th anniversary celebrations. Taking place as part of the Sydney Festival, The Cat Empire, You Am I and Vance Joy will also perform at Beat The Drum Friday 16 January. It is set to be the biggest celebration of Australian music at the iconic inner-city location since the Homebake festival, which is taking another hiatus in 2014. The whole concert will be broadcast live through triple j and streamed on the station’s website. According to triple j special guests will feature…
  • Drake headlines Future Music Festival 2015 lineup

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    The first round line-up for Future Music Summer ‘15 is here! After what was a sensational Future 2014 Music festival, the summer’s biggest national touring festival is back and bringing you the sound of the future. With explosive live performances, rumbling drum’n’bass deities, unmissable hip-hop kings and more – Future Music Festival 2015 is one outta control line-up! The very hottest names in music, coming on the eve of brand new albums and who have dominated the biggest festivals in the world will make their way to Australia next March. Future will no doubt be the best…
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    DEbris-Randomness & Leftovers

  • Rave Review: ‘The Affair’ (TV Show) Starring Dominic West

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
      *Don´t Worry, NO SPOILERS ahead* There are so many TV series of pretty high quality and addictive feel so it can be hard to follow them all and also miss out on some gems. And in case you are tired of all the Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comic inspired Series like Walking Dead, Gotham, The Flash, Game of Thrones and the likes and you are up for some high quality Drama, we got just the right stuff for you! The Affair is starring ól McNulty (Dominic West) from The Wire and this Serie shows so much promise. We got hooked right away and it´s not far from the brilliance of True Detective (even…
  • Watch The New Trailer for Fox’s Hip-Hop Drama ‘Empire’

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
      Watch The New Trailer for Fox’s Hip-Hop Drama ‘Empire’ Empire premieres in January 2015 on Fox.   From The Butler’s Lee Daniels and Danny Strong,Empire stars Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, the ex-wife of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), who heads the hip-hop record label at the center of the series. Gabourey Sidibe also stars, along with new addition Courtney Love. Back in May, Daniels told The Hollywood Reporter that he intended “to make a black Dynasty. You sit there and go, ‘No, this bitch didn’t! Oh my f—ing God!’ “…
  • Watch The Awesome Interview With Brad Pitt And Zach Galifianakis

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
      Watch The Awesome Interview With Brad Pitt And Zach Galifianakis “Is it hard for you to get a sun tan? Because you live in your Wife´s shadow?“ With Zach Galifianakis, Brad Pitt, Scott Aukerman, Funny Or Die, Between Two Ferns, Episode 19: Brad Pitt sits down with Zach Galifianakis for his second most memorable interview yet. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Brad Pitt from Zach Galifianakis William Bradley “Brad” Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and…
  • Watch the new Trailer of THE IMITATION GAME with Benedict Cumberbatch

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
      A movie not to miss in our opinion! Watch the new UK Trailer below! The film offers a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators. The pioneer of modern-day computing, Alan Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a “nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.” Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly…
  • Can Silence Actually Drive You Crazy?

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    Can Silence Actually Drive You Crazy?   *Watch with headphones on! Many stories have circulated claiming the longest anyone has stayed in an ultra-quiet anechoic chamber is 45 minutes, the reason being any longer would drive you insane. To me this sounded like unsubstantiated rubbish, like the claim the Great Wall is the only manmade structure visible from space. So I put my own psyche on the line, subjecting myself to over an hour of the most intense quiet on Earth. No, this was not THE quietest room on Earth (-9dB) but it is one of the quietest, and the truth is once you put a person…
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  • Interview: Pauline Murray. Invisible Girl.

    Simon Jay
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Pauline Murray is someone I have always wanted to meet and more-so after the release of her post Penetration break up album Pauline Murray & The Invisible Girls. That album disapeared from view for a long long time and now almost 35 years later it gets a full digital remastered re-release. Disque du Crepuscule have... The post Interview: Pauline Murray. Invisible Girl. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • All Quiet Now. David Redfern, Music Photographer.

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    David Redfern died on October 22nd 2014. He was 78 and battling pancreatic cancer, had gone to his place in France to cover a jazz festival. David Redfern’s career began in the twilight jazz clubs of 1960’s London. He risked his one and only camera amongst the jivingteenage crowds. The British Trad boom was under... The post All Quiet Now. David Redfern, Music Photographer. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • All Quiet Now: Alvin Stardust.

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Singer Alvin Stardust has died aged 72 after a short illness. Born Bernard Jewry in the East End of London in 1942, his hits included My Coo Ca Choo, Jealous Mind and I Feel Like Buddy Holly. He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer and died at home with his wife and family... The post All Quiet Now: Alvin Stardust. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Rock Media: Cheap Girls. Amazing Grace.

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    The emergence of a great live band. If you like Bob Mould and Paul Westerberg then check the video. Amazing Grace is the new single from the Michigan band Cheap Girls and is released on 17th November on Xtra Mile Recordings. A double a-side, it’s backed by their brilliant cover of the Lemonheads’ track Style and features... The post Rock Media: Cheap Girls. Amazing Grace. appeared first on Rockshot.
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  • Ex Hex – Rips – Album Review

    Ryan Hickey
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    Mary Timony’s latest project, Ex Hex, tears like a chainsaw out of the speakers. Charmingly loose and just sloppy enough, the album Rips presents a significant departure from the gloomier, synth dappled Superball-era Helium she earned acclaim for in the 90s. Gone are the grungier bass lines and anesthetized vocalizations that may have fueled my uncomfortable high school crush on her. This is direct, forceful rock n’ roll, best played loud. It’s slightly countrified, pleasantly garagey, and arguably the most radio-friendly thing she’s done. Considering my previous associations with…
  • Songhoy Blues Annouce Album Details, Share Single, Tour Dates

    Jamie Coughlan
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    London based Malian Songhoy Blues have announced the details of the release of their debut album, Music In Exilewhich is out via Transgressive Records on Monday 23rd February 2015. Watch the video for first single “Al Hassidi Tere” above. The Songhoy were once one of Mali’s most prominent ethnic groups, but have suffered a long decline sixth the peak of their influence in the 6th and 17th centuries. Traditionally, the Songhoy hail from the banks of the River Niger between the ancient cities of Timbuktu and Gao. It is from  Gao, that the band springs. Beginning making…
  • Watch Underworld Doc About “dubnobasswithmyheadman”

    Jamie Coughlan
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Underworld’s seminal record dubnobasswithmyheadman. To celebrate, the electronic Londoners released a deluxe reissue earlier this month which was met with rave reviews, played a gig at The Royal Festival Hall, and announced tour dates for March 2015. Now, they have released a two part mini documentary about the aforementioned album. It is streaming on YouTube as we speak. Watch the documentary below: Underworld will be performing the album in it’s entirety during a number of unique and intimate shows across Europe in March 2015. Check out tour…
  • Dilly Dally Share Video For “Candy Mountain”

    Jamie Coughlan
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Ah, Buzz Records. The Toronto home of a shit load of awesome bands: Greys, HSY, The Beverleys, Weaves, to name just a few. And also Dilly Dally. A couple of days ago the grunge/pop quartet released a video for their pretty much epic track “Candy Mountain”. To me it sounds like The Pixies fronted by a quite inebriated Patti Smith. Throughout the song, Katie Monk’s off kilter, oddball vocal delivery remains tuneful yet interesting and is the perfect juxtaposition to the more restrained and focused instrumentation. The video itself features copious amounts of glitter and slow…
  • The Ridgelings – “Same Old Truce” (Overblown Premiere)

    Jamie Coughlan
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Boulder, Colorado. What image does that conjure in your mind? I’m thinking tumbleweeds, dustbowls, and banjos. But then again, I was born and raised in Ireland so I could be completely and resoundingly off the mark. At any rate, Boulder is where The Ridgelings hail from, and their brand of pop/folk fits neatly into my image and so I am loath to question it. “Same Old Truce” is their latest single/demo and is a shiny, bouncy, banjo ridden slice of earnest pop/folk; as they say, it sounds like “Ryan Adams meets Old Crow Medicine Show”. The quartet have been…
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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

  • ONUKA – ONUKA (iTunes Version)

    John Kingman
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    “ONUKA” is the debut self-titled studio album by Ukrainian electronic artist ONUKA. It was released on iTunes on Oct 15, 2014 via  Enjoy Records. DOWNLOAD The post ONUKA – ONUKA (iTunes Version) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Dean Ray – Coming Back – Single (iTunes Version)

    John Kingman
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Artist: Dean Ray Single: Coming Back Gêneros: Pop, Música Lançado: 24/10/2014 ℗ 2014 Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd. DOWNLOAD The post Dean Ray – Coming Back – Single (iTunes Version) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • San Cisco – RUN – Single (iTunes Version)

    John Kingman
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Artist: San Cisco Single: Run Gêneros: Alternativo, Música, Rock Lançado: 24/10/2014 ℗ 2014 San Cisco Music Pty Ltd DOWNLOAD The post San Cisco – RUN – Single (iTunes Version) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Brothers3 – The Lucky Ones – Single (iTunes Version)

    John Kingman
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Artist: Brothers3 Single: The Lucky Ones Gêneros: Pop, Música Lançado: 24/10/2014 ℗ 2014 Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd. DOWNLOAD The post Brothers3 – The Lucky Ones – Single (iTunes Version) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Jack Walton – Eye of the Tiger (X Factor Performance) – Single (iTunes Version)

    John Kingman
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Artist: Jack Walton Single: Eye of the Tiger (X Factor Performance) Genres: Pop, Music Released: Oct 27, 2014 ℗ 2014 Simco Limited / Fremantle Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited DOWNLOAD The post Jack Walton – Eye of the Tiger (X Factor Performance) – Single (iTunes Version) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
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    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.
  • EBOLA VIRUS Statistics: Separating Fact from Fear

    Chantel'e Marie
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    Whether you are following the news or looking at social media, the EBOLA VIRUS has become the spotlight. From reports of zombies about the place, to people refusing human handshakes, our irrational thoughts have taken over…. This is after all ‘the worst Ebola epidemic since it was first identified in 1976.’ The news speaks about West The post EBOLA VIRUS Statistics: Separating Fact from Fear appeared first on Words and Riddims.
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  • 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.
  • Get Hip to: Raleigh’s Own, R&B Singer CJ Allen @Sohandsome Hot Mixtape R&Gz II

    Leona Taylor
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    Raleigh native, CJ Allen released his anticipated mixtape “R&Gz II” and it is a certified banger! The project contains 7 tracks plus features from artists like Shanice Monee, Mikey Moretti, Plus Almighty, & Crystal Diamond. CJ does his thing for ladies with tracks like “fantasy ride” and “FMH”. Get Hip to CJ Allen soundcloud: cjallen919 twitter: sohandsome   The post Get Hip to: Raleigh’s Own, R&B Singer CJ Allen @Sohandsome Hot Mixtape R&Gz II appeared first on MahoganyMindVerse.
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  • An Interview with Happa

    Bizarre Culture
    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…
  • Thom Yorke Releases New Album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Via BitTorrent

    Bizarre Culture
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    Radiohead Frontman Thom Yorke has released his second solo album,Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, via BitTorrent. The audio and video for “A Brain in a Bottle” are available for free download, while the full album costs $6.00. The album will also be available on vinyl and in a box set. Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes is Yorke’s solo follow up to 2006’s The Eraser, and his first album since last year’s Atoms for Peace LP Amok. Yorke praised the Torrent system saying, “The torrent mechanism does not require any server uploading or hosting costs or ‘cloud’…
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  • The Boomtown Rats | O2 ABC, Glasgow | Music Photography

    Stuart Westwood
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Sir Bob and his bunch of loveable rats were back in tow […] The post The Boomtown Rats | O2 ABC, Glasgow | Music Photography appeared first on
  • UNITED FRUIT new single and tour

    Stuart Westwood
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    From the hot-bed of artists emerging from North of the […] The post UNITED FRUIT new single and tour appeared first on
  • Interview with Of Kings And Captains

    Robert Baker
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    As the first few seconds of their recent release Takes […] The post Interview with Of Kings And Captains appeared first on
  • SOJA photos and review from Dublin

    Paul Keeling
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:43 am
    SOJA played Dublin last night and as you can expect it […] The post SOJA photos and review from Dublin appeared first on
  • Level 42 | The O2 ABC, Glasgow | Music Photography

    Stuart Westwood
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Level 42 have always been a bit of a guilty pleasure of […] The post Level 42 | The O2 ABC, Glasgow | Music Photography 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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  • Top 10 Emancipator Songs [Page 2]

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    I've been delighted by the staying power of Doug Appling, with Ilya Goldberg by his side, in the electronic and dance music scenes. Not swayed by trends, or dislodged by the rapid rise of fad producers and superstar DJs. The Emancipator project has always been one of dogmatic dedication to what it has always been: gorgeous composition, lush instrumentation, and a hip-hop twist. Despite his young age, Appling has been a fixture in the scene for nearly a decade. A teen when he was already something of a star in Japan, and touring with Bassnectar when he was barely old enough to get a drink from…
  • Top 10 Emancipator Songs [Page 4]

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    I've been delighted by the staying power of Doug Appling, with Ilya Goldberg by his side, in the electronic and dance music scenes. Not swayed by trends, or dislodged by the rapid rise of fad producers and superstar DJs. The Emancipator project has always been one of dogmatic dedication to what it has always been: gorgeous composition, lush instrumentation, and a hip-hop twist. Despite his young age, Appling has been a fixture in the scene for nearly a decade. A teen when he was already something of a star in Japan, and touring with Bassnectar when he was barely old enough to get a drink from…
  • [TOUR DIARY] Tommy Cappel in the Big Apple with Creature Carnival

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    In this second installment of the Creature Carnival tour diary, "Sidecar" Tommy Cappel of Beats Antique tells us about the goings on of week two of the blowout tour that stars his outfit, Shpongle, Emancipator, and master of ceremonies Lafa Taylor. The trials and tribulations, and the fear of bodily injury. The roving circus hits Connecticut tonight, and is in Philadelphia and Syracuse on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Top 10 Emancipator Songs [Page 3]

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    I've been delighted by the staying power of Doug Appling, with Ilya Goldberg by his side, in the electronic and dance music scenes. Not swayed by trends, or dislodged by the rapid rise of fad producers and superstar DJs. The Emancipator project has always been one of dogmatic dedication to what it has always been: gorgeous composition, lush instrumentation, and a hip-hop twist. Despite his young age, Appling has been a fixture in the scene for nearly a decade. A teen when he was already something of a star in Japan, and touring with Bassnectar when he was barely old enough to get a drink from…
  • Top 10 Emancipator Songs

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    I've been delighted by the staying power of Doug Appling, with Ilya Goldberg by his side, in the electronic and dance music scenes. Not swayed by trends, or dislodged by the rapid rise of fad producers and superstar DJs. The Emancipator project has always been one of dogmatic dedication to what it has always been: gorgeous composition, lush instrumentation, and a hip-hop twist. Despite his young age, Appling has been a fixture in the scene for nearly a decade. A teen when he was already something of a star in Japan, and touring with Bassnectar when he was barely old enough to get a drink from…
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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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  • 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…
  • Young Guns: Chance The Rapper

    Sam Moir
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
      Who is he? Chancelor Bennett came to the attention of the hip hop community with the release of his first mixtape 10 Day in 2001. The Chicago born rapper recorded the 14-track release following a 10-day suspension from school. Bloggers and artists soon began to champion him yet the artist has resisted the temptation of signing to a major label, opting to remain independent for the immediate future. What’s his story? Acid Rap, his second mixtape, was released in April 2013 and has been downloaded over 800,000 times. He has also featured on a string of high profile artists’ tracks…
  • Young Guns: Leon Else

    Sam Moir
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
      Who is he? Leon Else is a 24-year-old from London making waves for creating contemporary RnB. The buzz around him has led to the same management company as Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea and Ellie Goulding snapping him up. What’s his story? The singer was actually born in Gibraltar as his father was in the military. He moved back to the UK as a child and his mother playing music very loud is his earliest memory of music. He released his first EP in July to acclaim. River Full of Liquor reflects back to a dark time in Else’s life as he recollects his lifestyle of sex, drugs, infidelity and…
  • #rise – Rap’s Trending Topics

    Sam Moir
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
      We take a look what the hip hop and rap community are posting about in our weekly round-up. Eminem revealed the artwork to his forthcoming Shady XV compilation album via Instagram. The rapper will release the double album, featuring his greatest hits and new songs such as Guts Over Fear, on 24 November. Loading Back to basics! Here’s the cover for #SHADYXV out 11/24. View on Instagram Lupe Fiasco last week blamed his record label for delays on his upcoming album. But it may have taken hacker collective Anonymous to issue an ultimatum first. The group demanded a statement from…
  • Turnstyle Tunes

    Sam Moir
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
      New or old, great or, well, slightly dodgy. Here’s what the Turnstyle office have been getting down to this week. Hoggy says: Going back a few years for some relaxing beats from Massive Attack. Rich says: A classic which never gets old! Luke says: A perfect end-of-summer indie–pop tune full of strained female vocals and jangling guitars from Canadian band Alvaays. Adam says: This haunting but catchy vocal from the powerhouse that is Kelis will pack out the halloween dance floors. Out the end of November. Michael says: The Godfather of Grime is back with a bang. Tom says: A…
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    Email Marketing Tips

  • 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…
  • A Little Incentive Goes a Long Way

    Kristen Dunleavy
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Remember when you were younger, and your teachers would reward your class’s good behavior with no homework over a long weekend? Suddenly, nothing else mattered except that precious extra time you’d have on your hands – and nothing beat that feeling of freedom once you had it. As adults, we still like to be rewarded for our actions, especially when it’s a reward we can use. That’s why incentives are incredibly valuable marketing tools for any business looking to grow their email list. What is an incentive? Some people call it a sign up bonus, others consider it a…
  • Social + Email: How One Small Biz Grew Their Email List To 80k (And Counting!)

    Olivia Dello Buono
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Trying to keep up with the it-apps of the moment can be an overwhelming endeavor. And when every up-and-coming social network is being dubbed “the next Facebook”, it’s easy for a small business owner to feel spread too thin. So how do you determine which social network is the right choice for your business? And furthermore, how do you integrate it with your email marketing efforts to grow your list and optimize conversions? Cue Matt Jabs, founder of the sustainable living and do-it-yourself blog DIY Natural. With a collective social media following just shy of 40,000, he…
  • Creating Email-Opening Worthy Content

    Monica Montesa
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Creating content seems easy. But creating valuable content that’s worth a spot in your emails? Now that’s a different story… Yet it doesn’t have to be. Writing content for email is vastly different than writing content for other publication channels, such as your blog or social networks — and it should be treated that way. To ensure your emails are filled to the brim with content that produces results, here are some tips to help you get started: Exclusive Content When the first customer-facing email was created, its purpose wasn’t to send content that…
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    9janimi Channel

  • 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 Première 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 […] 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

  • 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!
  • Life-Changing Literature: Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

    Her Life is Her Canvas
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
      I am loving Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust. It is quite captivating. He writes in a stream of consciousness kind of way that a reader could find extremely irritating if they were looking for a book with a plot (which, a few months ago, was me). At the time, I could barely get through a few pages, but now as I read this book, it puts me in a meditative state, where I am completely encapsulated in the present moment. Proust actually describes the feeling himself:   “And at each hour it would seem to me only a few moments since the preceding hour had rung…sometimes,…
  • A Love Letter to Carole King

    Her Life is Her Canvas
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
      Dearest Carole King: Some music speaks to me more than others. As much as I would love to be an electronic music junkie, I grow tired of it after a few songs. I was really trying to get into rap music for a while and felt so pissed that I started kickboxing. I’m really more of a yoga-doing, let’s-go-for-a-walk-or-swim-in-the-ocean type of girl, so I knew angry music did not raise my personal vibration. But I digress. The music that has seemed to speak to me most over the years is primarily made with string instruments (either piano or guitar), has a soft rock feel (from the…
  • Witch’s Brew Stew

    All Good Things Flow
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    There once was a magical stew, That a little old lady did brew. She stood by the fire and never did tire, ‘Til it was the best tasting thing that she knew.   This day our lady did hear, That gravely ill was her peer. She grabbed her big pot, although it was hot, And delivered it to him with cheer.   Upon tasting this brew he did light, And began chatting from dawn until night. Soon he felt well, and quickly could tell, That his future looked lengthy and bright.         Now that Halloween is creeping nearer, I’m feeling ridiculously festive. What better way to…
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    SongHits Philippines

  • Transition: Classic SongHits to Online

    2 Oct 2014 | 11:35 pm
    I do not know about you, guys, but when I was in elementary and high school, when I had enough savings for a week from my 10 peso a day baon, the greatest reward for me is a Songhits. I am a 90s kid so, yes, these Songhits were truly my guilty pleasure. Whenever I did good in a test, I would always ask my mother to buy me couple of Songhits and I know that I am not alone with this obsession as most people my age are clearly in love with these little booklet. The only reasons why you would not know what a Songhits is if 1) You are not a Filipino 2) You are a Filipino but not living in…
  • 2 new singles released by Eraserheads after 13 years

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Last week, rumors of something big involving the Eraserheads went out all over social media. Ely Buendia has denied any rumors of the band reuniting anytime soon. And now the cat is out of the bag: the Eraserheads are releasing two new singles. The songs “Sabado” and “1995” will be issued by Esquire Philippines in CD format available only in its September issue. The last time the Eraserheads released material was in 2001, for their album “Carbon Stereoxide.” The band disbanded a year later, returning for reunion concerts in 2008 and 2009