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  • Friday 5: Five Songs That Changed Metal

    MetalSucks
    MetalSucks
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Some songs aren't just songs. They're game-changers. The post Friday 5: Five Songs That Changed Metal appeared first on MetalSucks.
  • Henry Rollins Issues Apology

    AbsolutePunk.net - News
    Alex DiVincenzo
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Henry Rollins issued an apology about his recent comments on suicide. LA Weekly will be posting another piece from Rollins on Monday. For the last 9+ hours, I have been answering letters from people from all over the world. The anger is off the scale and in my opinion, well placed. The article I wrote in the LA Weekly about suicide caused a lot of hurt. This is perhaps one of the bigger understatements of all time. I read all the letters. Some of them were very long and the disappointment, resentment and ringing clarity was jarring. That I hurt anyone by what I said, and I did hurt many,…
  • Kate Bush Fans Travel to See Rare Concerts in London

    NYT > Music
    By MELENA RYZIK
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Kate Bush steps onto a London stage next week for her first live shows since 1979, and her fans are traversing continents to take part.
  • World Of Music Art and Dance Festival 2014

    TETO World Music Magazine
    Této Parvanov
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    WOMAD Festival is a monumental discovery for any lover of music, dance, food and its cultural background. WOMAD 2014 at Charlton Park exceeded all expectations and provided its goers with a music line-up that stretched the World, from the New Zealander Dub band Fat Freddy’s Drop to the Bulgarian and Serbian sensation that is Goran Bregovic and his Weddings and Funerals Orchestra. WOMAD 2014 was the first time that the festival has sold out since moving from Reading. This meant that 40,000 people danced and smiled their way through four days of 184 performances, done by 106 artists and…
  • 'Motown The Musical' Will Break From Broadway

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    Ashley Lee
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
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    Kings of A&R

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    deankings
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
  • Sydney Leigh

    deankings
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Buzz Track: Crazy Beautiful Songstress Sydney Leigh has deals on the table after we named her a top 8 emerging artist.  She has self released her debut EP “Crazy Beautiful”. Sydney wrote and recorded with Nolan Lambroza (Sir Nolan), Steve Daly (Tracklacers) and Heidi Rojas in Los Angeles, California.  She hails from Michigan and has been singing since the very young age of 5. She cites Christina Perri and Christina Aguilera as influences. She has 20k Twitter followers and booking. Check out the track Wrong Way Home. Contact: allisonleigh0419@gmail.com
  • Paula Shtein

    deankings
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    We posted UK based Classical Soprano Katie Marshall a couple of months ago. She was a finalist in ‘The Next Brit Thing‘ and the youngest singer to ever be awarded the prestigious “Sheila Armstrong” award for excellence. Following in her foot steps is Paula Shtein. From starring in many lead roles in community theatre productions, to recording her album in NYC, to winning awards for her vocal and acting performances, and doing voice-over on the radio, Paula will eventually make a mark.  Paula worked with Dave Eggar (Amy Lee/ Evanescence)  Check out her video Change the track Ani…
  • The NFL asks Musicians to pay for the Superbowl

    deankings
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Shockingly, The NFL has asked musicians to pay for the Superbowl. The NFL reportedly asked Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay, their top choices to play the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show, if they would be willing to pay the league in order to secure one of the biggest gigs in the world, according to The Wall Street Journal. When reaching out to artists, league representatives asked some acts if they would exchange a headlining slot for a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour earnings, or make another type of financial contribution to the NFL. Sources told the Journal that Music reps gave a…
  • Rusty Maples

    deankings
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    Rusty Maples is a Las Vegas based alternative indie rock band that spent most of 2014 on tour throughout the U.S. while finishing their EP The Western World (out digitally August 19). The group was voted “Best Indie Rock Band” in Desert Companion’s Best of the City 2014 and stopped in Austin during the band’s spring tour to perform several shows during SXSW, including an official spot marking the foursome as the only band out of Las Vegas to officially showcase. They have received local support from KMXB MIX 94.1, KOMP 92.3 and Neon Reverb Radio. The band was also named “Best Live…
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    AltSounds

  • LISTEN | Cancers - 'Be Cool'

    Jeremy Daniel
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Cancers are an Athens-based alternative love child born to Ella Kaspar and Lenny Miller by way of Vancouver, Canada and New York City. The two met while toiling away on tour with their respective previous bands, and joined together out of a desire to craft their own music free from compromise. The result consists of crushing melodies, dreamy pop girl vocals, and new alternative guitars. While Cancers’ sound does evoke familiar grunge-era angst, Kaspar’s airy vocals, comparable to Beach House’s Victoria Legrand, distinguish the band from their predecessors, marrying vulnerability with…
  • Pharmakon shares new track 'Body Betrays Itself'

    Jeremy Daniel
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Having just announced her follow up to last year's critically acclaimed Abandon, Pharmakon is sharing a taste of Bestial Burden with the track 'Body Betrays Itself', a harrowing piece of industrial noise that is conceptually about the fact that your own body can turn on you suddenly at any moment - a thought that is absolutely terrifying. This is the running theme throughout the album as Margaret Chardiet stated in a recent interview with Pitchfork: "The record is about the disconnect between mind and body, and when I was bedridden for three weeks after my surgery, my mind was in Europe, on…
  • Mikky Ekko announces tour dates with alt-J

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    Following the recent announcement of his debut album Time, due this fall for RCA, and his sharing the first single "Smile," Mikky Ekko is back today to announce that he'll be joining alt-J on tour this November. The Grammy nominated Ekko will be performing "Smile" as well as his collaborations with Dave Sitek, Jeff Bhasker, Stargate, Dennis Herring, Clams Casino, Nick Ruth, Justin Parker, Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco - all a part of Time - on these forthcoming dates. See below for a stream of "Smile" and all upcoming Mikky Ekko tour dates. Tour Dates11/10 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore…
  • Michael McQuaid Premieres Final Series of Acoustic Performance Videos

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    The Nashville, TN musician, Michael McQuaid, has teamed up with Tuned Up for a two-part series of acoustic performance videos. The final series, featuring an acoustic performance of Pitch Black feat. Zoe Ann as well as an acoustic cover of Disclosure's Latch feat. Sam Smith, is available now. The first series, which featured an acoustic performance of McQuaid's current single, Tender Soul, and an acoustic cover of OneRepublic's Love Runs Out, can be found here. These acoustic videos showcase the 20 year old's capability to mixpop with a bit of rock in order to bring his songs to another…
  • R&B/Soul Songstress Ebonie G Debuts new single

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    Known for her big hair and accompanying big smile, Kent born R&B/Soul singer and songwriter Ebonie G presents lyrics that inspire, melodies that are unforgettable and songs that empower. Currently finishing work on her debut album I Am Beautiful Inspiration, Ebonie is proud to present her brand new single titled “Live For Today” to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Written by Ebonie G and inspired by her sister’s courageous battle with cancer, “Live For Today” embraces life and encourages freedom. To be released on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify on August 28th to coincide with…
 
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  • Alesso And Tove Lo Join Forces In “Heroes”: Listen

    Christina Lee
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    Stockholm rising stars Alesso and Tove Lo have joined forces in the former’s transcendent dance-pop anthem “Heroes.” Based on an extended snippet, the two use their respective strengths to the song’s advantage. As Alesso’s shiny, club-ready melody begins to chug along, Tove Lo sings of sticking out and being okay with that, despite what anyone else may think (“I know you hear me now, we are a different kind / We can do anything”). While Alesso has yet to announce when he will release a full version of “Heroes,” the song’s bound to arrive as he and Tove Lo…
  • Fifth Harmony Debut “Them Girls Be Like”: Listen

    Christina Lee
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    With their brand new song “Them Girls Be Like,” Fifth Harmony continue to deliver fierce self-empowerment anthems and plenty of pop culture savvy. After name-dropping Michelle Obama and Kanye West while sing of getting their money right in “Bo$$,” the girl group references Beyonce and Mean Girls – “If you’re thirsty, you can’t sit with us” – in efforts to reject selfie obsession. The last thing Fifth Harmony want listeners to do is take selfies solely to seek validation (or likes, rather) from others: “Do you ever post your pics with no filter?
  • Ariana Grande Teases New Song “Only 1”: Listen

    Christina Lee
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    Ariana Grande has revealed a snippet of a new song, just two days before she drops her sophomore album My Everything. Deluxe edition track “Only 1” doesn’t sound like singles “Problem” and “Break Free,” two straight-up dance tracks, expertly engineered with help from hit-making producer Max Martin, clearly made in hopes of presenting Grande as a bonafide pop star. Instead, this one sounds inspired by late ’70s R&B, as if she was inspired by Quincy Jones‘ deft hand in Michael Jackson‘s Off the Wall. And, as to be expected from a singer dubbed as a…
  • Whatcha Say: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj And The Idolator Floppy Awards Got Our Readers Talking

    Rachel Sonis
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Happy Friday, Idolator readers! Are you ready for your pop knowledge quiz? Let’s review what happened this week, shall we? All eyes were on Taylor Swift as the country-pop diva held a Yahoo live-stream to reveal details about her fifth studio album 1989, which will be released in October. Tay also premiered her Max Martin/Shellback-produced single “Shake It Out” as well as the track’s dorky video. What’s more, Nicki Minaj dropped her jungle-themed, sweaty and ass-tastic visual for “Anaconda,” Scottish beatsmith Calvin Harris previewed a clip of “Blame” with…
  • Tinashe Drops The Follow-Up To “2 On”: Listen To Her A$AP Rocky-Assisted Gem “Pretend”

    Mike Wass
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Tinashe cemented her status as R&B’s new ‘it’ girl with breakthrough hit “2 On”. The slinky, ’90s-inspired banger evoked memories of Aaliyah and Cassie (before she became a full-time model) but the rising star widens her soundscape on sublime follow-up single “Pretend”. She’s now bordering on mid-tempo Janet Jackson territory, which is a very good thing. Produced by Detail and featuring a verse from A$AP Rocky, the languid synth-jam finds Tinashe ruminating on the state of her relationship. She somewhat sadly suggests to her man that…
 
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    VideoSift.com

  • Robin Williams - "Seize the Day" - by Melodysheep

    Lilithia (/music/member/Lilithia)
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    YouTube: A musical tribute to the great Robin Williams. mp3: https://melodysheep.bandcamp.com/albu... Films: Dead Poet's Society Hook Jack Mrs. Doubtfire What Dreams May Come Good Morning Vietnam Patch Adams Lyrics: Carpe Diem; Seize the day! Gather ye rosebuds while ye may Strive to find your own voice Seize the day - look at it in another way We are members of the human race And the human race Is filled with passion Words and ideas can change the world The powerful play goes on And you may contribute a verse The powerful play goes on Goes on I'm a hip old granny who can hip hop be bop Dance…
  • 2014 Greenland F16 Low Level Test by STI

    oritteropo (/music/member/oritteropo)
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    YouTube Description: HQ video with RDAF F16s low level over Greenland ice sheet; the flight takes us along the ice rim east of Kangerlussuaq, to the DYE-2 radar station, over the icefjord near Ilulissat, over the inspectionship Knud Rasmussen, and over the town of Ilussisat where the polar explorer Knud Rasmussen was born. h/t @eric3579
  • Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - I Don't Wanna Pray

    RFlagg (/music/member/RFlagg)
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros perform I Don't Wanna Pray while on a horse drawn carriage going down some streets in New Orleans. Lyrics in the comments. Actual video seems to end about 6:40 and then stays black to the end.
  • Reggae Shark - Key of Awesome

    PlayhousePals (/music/member/PlayhousePals)
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:54 pm
    "He don't want to harm ya. He just want your ganja."
  • Burning Man 2013 (visually stunning)

    cricket (/music/member/cricket)
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
 
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    Stereogum

  • Watch Jack White Cover Beck’s “Devil’s Haircut” In San Francisco

    Stereogum
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    Jack White did a short cover of Beck’s “Devil’s Haircut” during his show in San Francisco. The two artists have done a lot together recently: they performed with each other last month at show in Providence and White contributed a song to Beck’s Song Reader compilation. The singer has covered “Devil’s Haircut” before when he was still performing under the White Stripes. Watch it around the 11-minute mark below.Read More...
  • Passion Pit Frontman Responds To Henry Rollins’ Suicide Article, Says LP3 Is Almost Done

    Stereogum
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has been open about his mental illness before. He even won an award last year for increasing awareness and putting a positive face on his experiences with bipolar disorder. Angelakos took to Twitter to criticize Henry Rollins for his controversial editorial about suicide. (Rollins recently apologized for his words.) “Yes, @henryrollins, you made it all so clear for the rest of us. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, especially while the family is grieving,” the singer said. Read his full series of tweets below. He also mentions that Passion Pit…
  • Henry Rollins Apologizes For Suicide Article That Criticized Robin Williams

    Stereogum
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Earlier this week, Henry Rollins wrote an editorial for LA Weekly called “Fuck Suicide,” in which he criticized parents — Robin Williams specifically — for killing themselves because of the trauma it leaves behind for their children. He’s now apologized for his comments in a statement on his website. “That I hurt anyone by what I said, and I did hurt many, disgusts me. It was not at all my intent but it most certainly was the result.” He also talks about his struggle with depression. “I am not asking for a break from the caning, take me to the…
  • Watch Iggy Azalea Fall Off The Stage At VMA Pre-Show

    Stereogum
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    We’ve already had a snake attack at Nicki Minaj’s rehearsal for the MTV Video Music Awards and now there’s video of another VMA performer, Iggy Azalea, falling off the stage during “Fancy” at a VMAs benefit show at The Avalon in Los Angeles last night. Azalea posted the video to her Instagram, saying, “Sorry but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed.” Watch below.Read More...
  • Nicki Minaj Backup Dancer Bit By Snake During VMA Rehearsal

    Stereogum
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    TMZ reports that one of Nicki Minaj’s backup dancers was bitten by a snake during rehearsals for the VMAs. According to MTV, the offending snake was a six-foot boa constrictor named Rocky, who has been in the entertainment industry for fifteen years. Boa constrictors are not venomous, though they can transmit infections. The dancer was treated by a medic on-site and then taken to the hospital as an extra precaution. A different snake, either another boa constrictor or a python, will take Rocky’s place during the actual performance. In the meantime, Minaj should probably hit up…
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    SiriusBuzz

  • Anthony Cumia Launches Podcast Show

    Spencer Osborne
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Embattled radio host Anthony Cumia has launched his podcast show and subscribers can now hear the opinionated host any time they want.  Cumia will do 4 shows a week live from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Better yet… it is no longer just radio.  That’s right, the Anthony Cumia show is recorded in HD for your listening AND viewing pleasure. Cumia was fired from SiriusXM just prior to July 4th for a series of Tweets he sent on his personal time involving a confrontation with a woman in Times Square.  The Tweets were said to have racial and violent undertones.  Cumia was the…
  • SiriusXM To Launch Pitbull Channel in 2015

    Spencer Osborne
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    SiriusXM announced today it has joined forces with global music superstar Pitbull to create a channel featuring music by the international pop star as well as his personal musical selections.  The move is the latest in a series of exclusive content offerings that the satellite radio platform uses to differentiate itself from its competitors.  The new channel will be curated by Pitbull and will feature music from across multiple genres exclusively for SiriusXM listeners.  In addition, the channel will be anchored by a weekly show hosted by Pitbull himself.  If you have not figured it out…
  • Liberty Media Now Controls 56% of SiriusXM

    Spencer Osborne
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    The ownership of Liberty Media in SiriusXM has been able to increase even while the company sold shares back to SiriusXM.  This happened because SiriusXM is in the midst of a share buyback program that has the company buying up shares in both the open market as well as private agreements.  SiriusXM’s stock has been in a funk ever since early this year when Liberty floated a buyout offer that the media giant ultimately pulled off of the table.  Previously Liberty Media ownership in SiriusXM was at the 53% level. If Liberty Media does not participate in the $2 billion in share buybacks…
  • July Auto Sales Strong, But Below Expectations

    Spencer Osborne
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    The headlines for auto sales in July of 2014 will read in a disappointing fashion, but the reality is that overall we saw a 9% gain over last year.  Expectations were for a gain of about 11%, which is why the street seems to feel that the sales in July were a miss.  The industry sold almost 1.43 million cars in the month, and July was actually about 11,000 units better than June. For satellite radio, the numbers for July were very positive.  The mid summer action in the new car channel has been a big boost in seeing the installation of more radios than we have seen in years.  If SiriusXM…
  • SiriusXM Kicks Off NFL Training Camp Season Coverage

    Spencer Osborne
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    SiriusXM will kick off its 10th annual SiriusXM NFL Radio Training Camp Tour today, July 25, broadcasting live from all 32 NFL teams’ training camps and giving fans the most comprehensive radio coverage available as the 2014 NFL season approaches.  Football has been a satellite radio staple since the early days of the service and the coverage offered is something that passionate fans of football have gravitated to for years.  Seeing the top caliber coverage continue is a testament to SiriusXM as well as the NFL. SiriusXM NFL Radio hosts will broadcast live on location from each…
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    Roger McGuinn's Folk Den

  • Tell Ole Gil

    McGuinn
    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

    McGuinn
    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

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

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

    McGuinn
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: The Lazy Farmer Boy – Click To Play Another fine song from The Anthology of American Folk Music. I emulated the performance of Buster Carter and Preston Young, staying in the same key and tempo. It’s a tale of a misunderstanding between a corn farmer who has lost […]
 
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    XLR8R News and Features

  • The Lowdown: This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Marcel Dettmann, Aphex Twin, Ikonika, and More

    XLR8R Magazine
    22 Aug 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…
  • Avalon Emerson Gives Away Remix and Edits Collection

    XLR8R Magazine
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Burgeoning Berlin-by-way-of-San Francisco DJ/producer Avalon Emerson has shared a collection of remixes, special edits, and original tracks for free download. read more
  • Hear Another Track from Proibito's Upcoming 12" Compilation

    XLR8R Magazine
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    Last week, Anthony Naples' Proibito label detailed plans to issue a 12" compilation later this month, sharing a stream of Hank Jackson's contribution to the effort in the process. Now, the record's leading cut, from Stateside producer Alex Falk, is also available to hear in full ahead of PRB-007's upcoming release. read more
  • Shelby Grey "Glow in the Jungle"

    XLR8R Magazine
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Shelby Grey is an active member of Barcelona's growing electronic scene, holding down a residency at the city's Nitsa Club and throwing the bi-monthly Diabolic Disco Invention party at another of the city's nightlife destinations, Moog. Next week, Grey will release his Leave It All Behind EP via the Holographic People imprint, and has passed along the brooding "Glow in the Jungle" to help spread the word. read more
  • Download a Lush Ambient Production from xxxy

    XLR8R Magazine
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    Having turned in new records for Doc Daneeka's Ten Thousand Yen imprint and Rinse earlier this year, London producer xxxy has elected to simply give his latest effort, "Clocks," away as a free download. read more
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    Popdose

  • The Friday Five: August 22, 2014

    Michael Parr
    22 Aug 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: “Scolding Wife” by Great Big Sea (from Sea of No Cares, 2002) “And if the devil’d take her I’d thank him for his…
  • Suburban Metal Dad #357. “Performance.”

    D.X. Ferris
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Welcome back to Suburban Metal Dad, Popdose’s resident webcomic. Read a new one every Monday and Friday.  Click the pic to enlarge.  Did this ever happen to you!? Tell us in the comments section!
  • A Songwriter’s Story: Bill Mallonee

    Bill Mallonee
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    In a Paste Magazine poll of writers and artists, Bill Mallonee was listed at #65 of the 100 Greatest Living Songwriters. Mallonee is not only an accomplished songwriter, but a prolific one as well. Since the start of his recording career in 1991, Mallonee has released 58 albums. His latest album, Winnowing, is being released today. You can get a CD or digital download here. There’s going to be vinyl too. You can pre-order the album in that format here. There are free streams of nearly all of his earlier albums at his Bandcamp site. There is a lot of talk about supporting independent…
  • POPDOSE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Lines West, “Blistering Heart”

    Rob Ross
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Popdose is pleased to bring you the exclusive premiere of the second video from Connecticut’s LINES WEST and their debut album Stop, Look & Listen, which was reviewed here just a few weeks ago. This great album is fast gaining traction and we’re happy to let you see and hear what we’re talking about. From singer/guitarist Brian Larney (who sings lead on this track): “What did I do wrong? Most of us have probably felt this way at one time or another. You know, when someone important in our life is really upset or angry with us for no apparent reason? With what feels…
  • Soul Serenade: Patti Drew, “Tell Him”

    Ken Shane
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    I’ve been writing the Soul Serenade column for over four years now. There have been well over 200 installments during that time. The column doesn’t have a vast readership, it’s not likely to ever go viral, but there is a solid core of people who seem to return each week, and for that I’m grateful. Last week, the column simply blew up, attracting readers in far greater numbers than I’ve ever had before. As you may recall, last week’s column featured an album by Sam Cooke’s younger brother L.C. Cooke which has recently been released by ABKCO Records.
 
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    The KEXP Blog

  • KEXP Q&A: Tendai Maraire of Chimurenga Renaissance

    Jacob Uitti
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    photo by Dave Lichterman The Zimbabwean, Tendai Maraire, who also plays in the well-known Shabazz Palaces, recently released a new album with Hussein Kalonji under the band name Chimurenga Renaissance. Their 2014 project is a boom-bap-centric, thoughtful album that experiments with sounds and genres. The record is a journey for the listener and creator, both. KEXP had a chance to chat with Tandai and ask him about the new project, how he prepares for recording and much more! What were your expectations going into the recording of riZe vadZimu riZe? And what actually occurred? We…
  • Music That Matters Podcast: Bumbershoot Preview 2014

    KEXP
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    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. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters Vol. 422 - Bumbershoot Preview 2014 Midday Show host Cheryl Waters presents KEXP’s annual Bumbershoot Preview, showcasing artists performing at Seattle’s longest running music and arts festival. Bumbershoot turns 44 this year, and KEXP is here to help get you ready to celebrate. So bust out those…
  • Friday Music News

    Britta Plyler
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    photo by Dave Lichterman Seattle’s own experimental hip hop outfit, Shabazz Palaces take on a dark, post-apocalyptic wasteland in their new “#Cake” video. There’s an intense game of chase going on while beautiful, yet terrifying, giants roam the city. Check it out below. [Pitchfork] Last night, James Blake debuted a new song during his weekly turn as a BBC Radio 1 DJ. It’s a creepy blend of distorted vocals and jangling instrumentals. According to Blake “only 200 will be pressed” therefore he titled the track “200 press.” Clever. You can…
  • Live Video: Painted Palms

    Anna McClain
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    photo by Brittney Bollay (view set) Decked out in polychromatic tees, unabashedly hip San Francisco band Painted Palms lit up KEXP with a vibrant live set back in July. The band, brainchild of Louisiana-born cousins Christopher Prudhomme and Reese Donohue, released their new album, Forever, on Polyvinyl Records earlier this year. The group has been compared to the work of Noah Lennox (of Animal Collective and Panda Bear), as well as definitive 60′s psych/surf/pop group The Beach Boys. What these bands all seem to have in common is their willingness to push pop out of the…
  • Friday on My Mind: Things To Do This Weekend!

    John Richards
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires // photo by Kristina Moravec 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. Hey, everybody! The weekend is here and we need to get out in the sun while the sun is still out for gettin’. This week we’re looking at music related to some of the many things going on during this weekend, so get out there! Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires - Opelika (Live on KEXP) So to kick off your weekend, tonight you can join the KEXP…
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    Create Digital Music

  • SoundCloud Explains Their New Plans to Us – And How Ads Will Work

    Peter Kirn
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    Money at SoundCloud has in the past flowed in one direction: you, the uploader, pay for premium plans, and SoundCloud gets the cash. Now, for the first time, money is going the other way – from the service to artists and labels. In the process, that means one significant change: SoundCloud listeners will begin to hear ads. It’s been interesting to watch the reaction – from people losing their minds over ads appearing on the service to more measured responses and genuine interest in the service “growing up” and adding income to become sustainable. This of course…
  • An iPad Controller for Ableton That’s Gesture-Friendly, Free: Conductr, Now with X/Y [Gallery]

    Peter Kirn
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Ableton Live’s iPad-augmented control can take some forms. There are apps that do everything, replicating the mouse so that you can go directly to touch for every single task and avoid your computer completely (Touchable, for instance). There are specialized controllers, which focus on a few tasks or a particular device or Max patch. And then there’s Conductr, and it’s something a bit different. First, as of June, it’s free – or freemium, anyway. The free version is limited to four tracks and eleven scenes, but it’s enough to give you a taste. And with user…
  • Now, Everything in the Real World Can Be Modular – Candles to Plants to Lava Lamps to Motors

    Peter Kirn
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    You know that saying about everything looking like a nail when all you’ve got is a hammer? Well, someone got a little carried away dreaming of wires, and it seems they’ve now a module that can begin to see all kinds of objects and substances as control voltage. We’ve seen a new collections of modules and tools. And it turns everything in the world into a modular synthesizer input and output. We already knew the strange and wonderful Czech team of Bastl Instruments (of Standuino fame) were up to some weird science. It just got a whole lot weirder. Sure, everyone and their cat…
  • With History, Traktor DJ Just Became Perfect Mobile DJ Solution

    Peter Kirn
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Who says DJs aren’t useful? With a mind-boggling amount of music released daily, the DJ might be more important than ever. The word “curation” is overused … how about selection, or filter? If you’re like me, you’ve grown reliant in at least some genres on mixes from favorite artists and journalists just to skim the good stuff of the top. The best is really amazing. The rest is really abundant. And, for that matter, who says mobile devices aren’t useful to DJing? (Stay with me – these two ideas connect.) Here’s the thing: Native…
  • This iPad App Turns Elektron’s Analog Rytm Into a Hyper Drum Machine

    Peter Kirn
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    It samples. It slices. It mangles. It generates. It mutates. It’s like what happens when a drum machine is invaded by nanobots, and they start improving everything. Let me explain. Take your favorite iPad samplers. Now, imagine they’re the basis of samples in an analog Elektron drum machine – colourful slicing interface and all. Then imagine this same iPad app does what Elektron themselves seemed unable to do: making an easy, logical way of transferring samples. And then, imagine that this app also can spawn new rhythms for you. It’s as if you took everything powerful…
 
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    AbsolutePunk.net - News

  • Lil Bibby Reveals "Free Crack II" Release Date

    Jake Jenkins
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Chicago's Lil Bibby has revealed that he will be releasing his highly anticipated new mixtape, Free Crack II, on August 29th. This is the follow up to last year's excellent Free Crack, which you can download for free here. Check out his recent single with Kevin Gates, "We Are Strong," in the replies.
  • Nicki Minaj Dancer Hospitalized Following VMAs Rehearsel

    Jake Jenkins
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    During a recent rehearsal for her performance of "Anaconda" at the upcoming VMAs, one of Nicki Minaj's backup dancers was bitten by a boa constrictor and subsequently hospitalized.
  • Henry Rollins Issues Apology

    Alex DiVincenzo
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Henry Rollins issued an apology about his recent comments on suicide. LA Weekly will be posting another piece from Rollins on Monday. For the last 9+ hours, I have been answering letters from people from all over the world. The anger is off the scale and in my opinion, well placed. The article I wrote in the LA Weekly about suicide caused a lot of hurt. This is perhaps one of the bigger understatements of all time. I read all the letters. Some of them were very long and the disappointment, resentment and ringing clarity was jarring. That I hurt anyone by what I said, and I did hurt many,…
  • Tim Parts Ways With Transit

    Jason Tate
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Tim has left Transit. Our podcast this week feels strangely or fortuitously timed.
  • 'Cracking the Cultural Genome'

    Jason Tate
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Amir Goldberg, writing for Stanford Graduate School of Business: We like believing that our decision to download a song to our smartphone is the result of conscious, perhaps even rational, individual choice. But above all, we are social animals. Every decision, even the most banal, is deeply rooted in our cultural identity. Musical taste is never merely about melody or lyrics. Studies find a consistent relationship between, on the one hand, ethnicity, education, and income, and, on the other, musical and other preferences. Our decisions tend to be similar to those who are like us…
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    AllHipHop.com » News

  • Ludacris, Lil Wayne, DJ Mustard & Zendaya Among Big Winners At 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards (PICS)

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    (AllHipHop News) Rapper/actor Ludacris was the recipient of Broadcast Music, Inc’s President’s Award at the songwriting/publishing organization’s annual award show. The event took place last night (August 22) at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. [ALSO READ: Juvenile, Turk, Curren$y & Many More Share Their Favorite Cash Money Songs At The BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Celebrating Birdman & Slim] Luda was honored with the award for his outstanding achievement in songwriting and his profound global influence on culture and the entertainment industry. The…
  • Floyd Mayweather Has A Mathematical Response For People Saying He Can’t Read

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    (AllHipHop News) Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather was clowned by both 50 Cent and Charlamagne Tha God in recent days. The rapper and the radio personality made Mayweather the butt of “he can’t read” jokes that circulated online. [ALSO READ: 50 Cent Challenges Floyd Mayweather To Read A Dr. Seuss Book On National TV] 50’s method was via Instagram where he first challenged Mayweather to read a Harry Potter book and then Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. Charlamagne tooktime during The Breakfast Club radio show to play audio of the Money Team boss struggling to…
  • Tameka “Tiny’ And Her Hairdresser Set To Star In VH1 Series “Weave Trip”

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    (AllHipHop News) From one hustle to the next. Reports have surfaced that VH1 has ordered a spinoff series to T.I. & Tiny: Family Hustle involving Tameka “Tiny” Harris and her hairdresser Shekinah Jo. The show is tentatively titled Weave Trip and reportedly involves Tiny and Shekinah opening mobile hair salons in Los Angeles and in Atlanta, according to Deadline. The pair will also drive the mobile hair salons across the county. There is no set air date to Weave Trip, however it is expected to debut in October. The fourth season of T.I. & Tiny: Family Hustle airs this…
  • The Breakfast Club Leaks Audio Of Floyd Mayweather Jr Struggling To Read

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    (AllHipHop News) American illiteracy is a problem…except in Hip Hop. Earlier today (August 22nd), Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” leaked audio of Floyd Mayweather Jr struggling to read following 50 Cent challenging the acclaimed boxer to read a page of grade-school level books. Last May, Floyd Mayweather Jr appeared on The Breakfast Club and recorded a promotional “drop” for iHeartRadio’s “Show Your Stripes” campaign, which debuted the month after. Following 50 Cent’s reading challenge to Mayweather Jr, The Breakfast Club…
  • Remy Ma Reveals New Mixtape Title And Possible Release Date (VIDEO)

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    (AllHipHop News) There is still something about Remy and everyone wants to find out what it is. On Wednesday (August 20th), Remy Ma revealed the title to her upcoming mixtape and what her solo songs will  focus on. Remy Ma stated in an interview with MTV that she is simultaneously working on a new mixtape and her follow up to her 2006 debut album There’s Something About Remy. According to Remy she’s planning to release the mixtape first and is “trying to have it done by this weekend, so I can put it out next week.” Remy revealed that the mixtape would be…
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  • 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…
  • Music Has Always Sounded Bad!

    4 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    MUSIC HAS ALWAYS SOUNDED BAD!  A Response to "The Distortion of Sound"by Christopher ColemanMany of you reading this would likely agree that there are a few problems within the music world today.  Whether you ask the consumer, the critic, or the creator, they'll all give you a list of things that could be improved ... and some that must be improved for the sake of the long-term well-being of the industry.  The 2014 documentary, THE DISTORTION OF SOUND,  directed by Jacob Rosenberg, written by Michael Abell and Kevin Gentile and featuring interviews by artists like:…
 
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    Engine 145

  • Rounder Signs Shelby Lynne; Ronnie Fauss, Over the Rhine Announce New Albums; Jean Redpath Passes Away

    Juli Thanki
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    Rounder Records has signed Shelby Lynne. The label will release a 15th anniversary edition of I Am Shelby Lynne (with bonus tracks and a concert DVD) on October 7. Yesterday, USA Today premiered a clip from that concert film. Lynne also recently completed a new album that is tentatively set for a release in early 2015. Ronnie Fauss’ Built to Break will be released November 4. Lee Ann Womack, Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, and Hunter Hayes, among others, will perform at the ACM Honors on September 9 at the Ryman. This year’s honorees include Cowboy Jack Clement, Ronnie…
  • American Songwriter Offers Free Lee Ann Womack Download; CMHOF Announces Americana Fest Schedule; Stream Unreleased Woody Guthrie Song

    Juli Thanki
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    JP Harris & The Tough Choices will release Home is Where the Hurt Is on September 23. Yesterday afternoon, Esquire premiered the album’s first single, “Give a Little Lovin’.” Time.com is streaming “Man’s a Fool,” a previously unreleased Woody Guthrie-Sonny Terry duet. Alan Jackson’s Hall of Fame exhibit will open on August 29; his ’55 Thunderbird will be on display until September 1. The museum is staging a couple neat programs for the exhibit’s first weekend, including a Songwriter Session with Jim McBride and a guided tour “When Daddy Let Me Drive: The Museum’s…
  • Trisha Yearwood Gets Back in the Ring; Gillian Welch & David Rawlings Cover Johnny Cash; Dale Watson Stars in New Commercial

    Juli Thanki
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Trisha Yearwood announced yesterday evening that she is preparing to release a new album called PrizeFighter through Sony Music Nashville/RCA Records. No word on a release date yet, but I hope it’s soon. Tomorrow works for me. Garth Brooks added another Chicago show, bringing the total to 11. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has slowly been revealing this year’s lineup by posting medleys of confirmed acts. So far it seems like Lucinda Williams, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Parker Millsap, Buddy Miller, The McCrary Sisters, and Hot Rize are among the numerous acts slated to appear. Out…
  • Song Premiere: Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes — “Till There Was You/Moon River”

    Juli Thanki
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    In 1994, Dobro virtuosos Jerry Douglas, Mike Auldridge, and Rob Ickes appeared on the Grammy-winning album The Great Dobro Sessions. Nearly 20 years later, the three men reunited to work on more music. Sadly, it would turn out to be Auldridge’s final project, as he passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer in December 2012, shortly after the recording sessions were completed. The trio’s final sessions together can be found on the stunning instrumental album Three Bells, which will be released on Rounder Records September 16. It features the three greats taking on classics including…
  • George Strait to Release Live Record; Nickel Creek Goes Platinum; New Album Releases

    Juli Thanki
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    George Strait will release a live album, The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium, on September 16. On August 29, CMT will air a two-hour special that was shot at that concert. John Fullbright will be on Letterman August 28. Angaleena Presley, the new American Songwriter Writer of the Week, talks about her new album, co-writing with Gretchen Peters, and more in this Q&A. Presley also charmed the hell out of me when she opened for Marty Stuart last Saturday, but more on that later. The Secret Sisters are going to appear on Friday night’s episode of The Tonight Show. (via press…
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    Perfect Porridge

  • A Goodbye Letter Celebrating 10 Years of Perfect Porridge (2004-2014)

    Greg Swan
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:46 pm
    As of August 2014 this site is going into archive mode. Thanks for the last decade of awesomeness! Here are some closing thoughts… When I started Perfect Porridge back in 2004 the world was a much different place. OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” was #1 that year, for starters. Ugh. But MySpace was emerging as a more important music distribution (and marketing) tool than the legacy big dogs, like Rolling Stone. But the majors didn’t have that figured out yet. Indie and underground bands were finally able to find listeners, build fan bases and advertise concert dates using these new…
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Anatomy of Songs

    Greg Swan
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    via Anatomy of Songs.
  • New (old) Earl Greyhound EP!

    Greg Swan
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    I’ve seen Earl Greyhound at least twice – at SXSW (2006) and the 80/35 Festival (2010). I’m a fan of their brand of blues-soaked, psychedelic rock and was excited to check out their new EP, Beyond Seasides, which is actually the band’s very first recording. So this is going back to 2003, when Christopher Bear (Grizzly Bear) was the band’s drummer. I was surprised that the tracks here are way thicker, denser than the more modern material. It usually goes the other way around. Here ya go: Besides Seasides by Earl Greyhound
  • Live coded algorithmic electronica (algorave) in St. Paul this Friday

    Greg Swan
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    Mike Hodnick (aka Kindohm), whom we profiled in May (Decoding Algoraves: Live Coded Audio coming to Minneapolis), is set to perform at Bedlam Lowertown in downtown Saint Paul this Friday at 7 p.m. Since our interview, Mike has been working hard to hone his craft and identify some choice venues to be among the first to host the emerging genre’s introduction to the metro. I’m super psyched that this type of music is making its way to the Twin Cities and hope there is some good support from the experimental and software development community for these first few gigs. And Bedlam is a…
  • VIDEO: Metallica’s Enter Sandman (Smooth Jazz Version)

    Greg Swan
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
 
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    Soul-Sides.com

  • SOUL SIDES VOL. 4

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

    O-Dub
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Dee Edwards’ “(I Can) Deal With That” is one of the best crossover ballads I’ve ever heard but for the longest time, I had no clue that there were two versions on De•To, from the same year1 It was Nydia Ines Davila (long-time Daptone PR chief), who schooled me to the fact that the two versions are based around the same master recording. What I assume to be the second mix (based on matrix numbering) is basically the original mix + strings + a tambourine and (to my ears), it’s mixed better 2.I already owned V2 (w/ strings) and because I was impulsive and had some…
  • SHADES OF SOUL, EP 2.14: SUMMER JAMS FEAT. DJ SOFT TOUCH

    O-Dub
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Shades of Soul, EP 2.14: Summers James with DJ Soft Touch by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on MixcloudClifton, aka DJ Soft Touch, might damn well be the best dressed DJ in town (provided, it might be a low bar but seriously, Clifton is dapper). He’s a long-time resident at Funky Sole but also DJs at both the Standard and Ace Hotels (downtown), Rubbish in North Hollywood, and many other parties around the city.He put together a pair of sweet sets for our summer song series (my actual spins marked by an *):*Ronnie Foster: Summer Song (remix from The New Groove) Style Council: Headstart for…
  • IT’S COMING…

    O-Dub
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    As I ask too often, I beseech your patience as I’m juggling a slew of summer projects…one of which is Soul Sides Vol. 4. Just need to put some finishing touches on it but I should have it out sometime next week. To whet your appetite/tide you over, here’s what I most likely going to be the first song:Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band: Express Yourself (alt. mix) From Puckey Puckey (Rhino Handmade, 2010)Here’s the background on the song. Always loved how the song itself opens and it made sense to open Vol. 4 with it as well.(As with Vol. 3, no vinyl,…
  • BAD RAP EDITS

    O-Dub
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
    I’m sympathetic to the fact that record labels were under pressure to create clean edits of rap songs, especially in the 1990s. It may seem quaint now to read about C. Dolores Tucker or the Parents Music Resource Center in an era where any kid can listen to songs on YouTube and experience 1000x the profanity…and that’s just in the comments (*rimshot*). Nonetheless, creating radio edits was good business, a nod to DJs to let them know that it’d be safe to play this new single without the FCC getting on their ass.However, clean edits are an art. Some artists simply…
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    Official Om Records Blog

  • Maxxi Soundsystem joins forces with Thrilogy for first Om release

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    As the son of British jazz pioneer Trevor Watts, a career in music really was the only choice for Sam Watts, AKA Maxxi Soundsystem. Over the last few years the Brighton based artist has risen up the ranks to become one of the most sought after performers on the international circuit, clocking up an impressive list of club and festival appearances. In tandem with his DJ career, his club-focused productions have been signed to a number of influential and highly regarded labels including Defected, Hypercolour, Moda Black, Maceo Plex’s Ellum and the mighty Nervous. On his first single on OM…
  • Jason Bentley / KCRW Metropolis Groove Armada Premiere

    14 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    YES! That’s right! Omies, we’ve got a very special radio premiere scheduled for ya. Tune into Jason Bentley’s Metropolis on KCRW this Sat night from 10PM-Midnight PST to hear a special premiere of the new Groove Armada ‘Love Lights the Underground’ EP. CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THE EP For those that missed the premiere, check it out below: Posted by Gunnar Hissam in Music on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:15:07 +0000
  • Blackbird Blackbird featured on SiriusXM Chill's Music Discovery Week

    8 Aug 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Here’s some stellar news to kick off your week! Blackbird Blackbird will be featured on SiriusXM Chill next week as part of SiriusXM’s New Music Discovery Week. These are the artists deemed “Chillworthy” and will be highlighted on air all week – KYGO / SATIN JACKETS / KRONO / THOMAS JACK / BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD & LONDON GRAMMAR. Tune in to Chill ch 53 all week! CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE! Posted by Gunnar Hissam in News on Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22:16:54 +0000
  • Mushroom Jazz - Spotify Playlist

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Awwwyeaah Omies! We’ve started an official Mushroom Jazz playlist on Spotify. Check it out, let us know what you think. Follow it, we’ll be adding to it. Posted by Gunnar Hissam in Music on Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:46:29 +0000
  • Body Language Hit the Road in September for 20+ dates

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Big news in Om land today! Body Language have announced a new EP and a September Tour of over 20 dates. Check it out here and be sure to stock up on their tunes HERE! Posted by Gunnar Hissam in Music on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:38:19 +0000
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    JamBase

  • Full Show Friday | Phil Lesh Quintet With Willie Nelson

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    In 2000 Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh assembled a band known to fans by either the moniker The Phil Lesh Quintet or simply The "Q," that featured guitarists Jimmy Herring and Warren Haynes, keyboardist Rob Barraco and drummer John Molo. The band was a force of nature and was so loved by fans, they still perform from time to time even though the members have moved on to other projects. Yesterday, we posted our latest Art Of The Sit-In column featuring Barraco in which he revealed Lesh's original aim of reuniting the group four times each year. While that hasn't quite happened, it had us…
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Shares Final Lineup Medley

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    Each Friday for the past five weeks the organizers of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass have shared a medley of 10 songs, each from a different act that will play this year's festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park between October 3 and 5. Today, HSB organizers have posted the fifth and final medley with a full lineup announcement expected soon. Last week's medley contained songs from now-confirmed HSB acts Chris Isaak, The Sam Chase, Social Distortion, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, The Waybacks, Jonathan Wilson, Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with The…
  • Lockn' Festival Adds Fourth Set Of String Cheese Incident

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Colorado's String Cheese Incident have been tapped to play an additional set at this year's Lockn' Festival, which means the group will perform a total of four sets at the event as per organizer Peter Shapiro's Relix.com. The just-added SCI set will take place on Friday, September 5 between performances from Bill Kreutzmann Locknstep Allstars and one from Phil Lesh & Friends. String Cheese will play interlocking sets with Umphrey's McGee on the Thursday of Lockn', with the evening's second set of the "String Cheese & The Gang" variety featuring JT Taylor and the Preservation Hall Jazz…
  • Letterman Music Files | Levon Helm & The Band On The Late Show

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    In 1993 The Band released Jericho, their first studio album without guitarist Robbie Robertson. One of the 12 tracks on the LP was a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City" and The Band performed the tune with the help of Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on the December 14th, 1993 episode of The Late Show With David Letterman. In our eyes, the best covers happen when an act adds their own distinctive style to the work of another artist. The Band's "Atlantic City" is the perfect example as they add a roots- rock spin to the original, sparse solo acoustic rendition of the song Bruce…
  • Cover Alert | Beck & Jenny Lewis - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    For each of the past two nights singer-songwriter Beck has welcomed opening act Jenny Lewis to share the stage for a duet on Rod Stewart's 1978 smash "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" Beck and Jenny first unveiled the cover on Wednesday night at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA and reprised the duet last night at McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor in Troutdale, OR. Beck, in particular, gets really into his vocal delivery in the Redmond version, starting an ad-libbed verse with "we could go all night! Just you and me and Jenny and a couple of friends, there's enough room in the bed tonight." He also shows…
 
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    BLABBERMOUTH.NET

  • DOWN's JIMMY BOWER Speaks To EQPTV At U.K.'S BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (Video)

    23 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    Elliot Paisley of EQPTV conducted an interview with DOWN drummer and EYEHATEGOD guitarist Jimmy Bower at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. DOWN's new EP, "Down IV - Part Two", sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 23 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on May 13 via Down Records/ADA Music, the effort was tracked at Nodferatu's Lair — iconic vocalist Philip H. Anselmo's home studio…
  • HENRY ROLLINS Apologizes For Comments About ROBIN WILLIAMS' Suicide

    23 Aug 2014 | 5:11 am
    Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has apologized for criticizing Robin Williams over the actor's suicide, saying that it was "not of my interest to hurt anyone but I know I did." In the original column he wrote for LA Weekly, Rollins blasted Williams for the devastating effect his death will have had on his three children. While recognizing Williams' magnificent career and undisputable talent, Rollins explained that he regards people who have committed suicide "with a bit of disdain." "I know they existed, yet they have nullified their existence because they willfully removed themselves from…
  • ARMAGEDDON Featuring Former ARCH ENEMY Guitarist CHRISTOPHER AMOTT: 'Equalizer' Playthrough Video

    23 Aug 2014 | 1:36 am
    The playthrough video for the song "Equalizer" from ARMAGEDDON, the band led by former ARCH ENEMY guitarist Christopher Amott, can be seen below. The track is taken from ARMAGEDDON's new album, "Captivity & Devourment", which will be released later in the year. The CD was mixed by Fredrik Larnemo at Studio Recordia and mastered at Stockholm Mastering. The cover artwork for "Captivity & Devourment" was designed by visual master Paolo Girardi, who created this oil painting after reading the album lyrics and story written by Claudius. The group states: "He took his own inspiration and painted a…
  • IN FLAMES Frontman ANDERS FRIDÉN: 'We Will Never Do A Country Album'

    23 Aug 2014 | 1:16 am
    In a brand new interview with AltPress.com, vocalist Anders Fridén of Swedish metallers IN FLAMES was asked about the direction of the band's new album, "Siren Charms", compared to that on 2011's "Sounds Of A Playground Fading". "We don't sit at a round table and say, 'We should do this. We should do that.' It just happens. We just wanna make a good album, basically. When I get the music, I just fly with it and do my thing. It's like I get an 80-pecent complete painting and I use my brush and my colors. Björn [Gelotte, lead guitarist] and I never talk like, 'Now we should do this song. Now…
  • WOVENWAR's NICK HIPA Interviewed On FULL METAL JACKIE's Radio Show (Audio)

    23 Aug 2014 | 12:16 am
    WOVENWAR guitarist Nick Hipa was interviewed on the August 15-17 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. To see a full list of stations carrying the program and when it airs, go to FullMetalJackieRadio.com. The self-titled debut album from WOVENWAR, the new band featuring the talents of Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California based metal act AS I LAY DYING, and Shane Blay (vocals) of OH, SLEEPER, sold around 7,000 copies in the…
 
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  • Nicki Minaj Dancer Bitten by a Giant Snake During VMA Rehearsal

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Nicki Minaj's onstage wildlife got a little too wild when a giant snake bit one of her backup dancers during rehearsals for the MTV Video Music Awards on Friday. MTV reports that a six-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky took a chomp on the inside of the dancer's left arm while Minaj and her......
  • Henry Rollins Apologizes for Robin Williams Criticism

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    Henry Rollins has apologized for the column he wrote for L.A. Weekly earlier this week criticizing Robin Williams over his suicide. In a note posted to his website on Friday evening, Rollins called the anger his article provoked "off the scale and in my opinion, well placed." "That I hurt anyone by what I......
  • Emmys 2014: Seth Meyers Details 'Underdog Spirit' of Hosting Gig

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Seth Meyers is planning on a hosting an Emmys broadcast this weekend that will be "lighter in tone" than last year's overlong ceremony, which Neil Patrick Harris hosted. To accomplish this, he has assembled a group of writers that includes his Late Night staff, Chappelle's Show co-creator and co-writer Neal Brennan, comedian......
  • Martina McBride, Billy Ray Cyrus Salute the Beatles in L.A.

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Fifty years ago this month, the Beatles met Bob Dylan, tried marijuana for the first time and launched a sold-out tour of the United States. The summer tour took them to 23 different cities, including Los Angeles, where the band played the Hollywood Bowl on August 23, 1964. It was a......
  • Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best MTV VMAs Performance?

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The MTV Video Music Awards air live from the Los Angeles Forum this Sunday night, and as usual, the awards themselves will almost be an afterthought: The big moments will all come from the performances. Everyone remembers the Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke twerk-heard-around-the-world from last year, but how many recall that Justin......
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  • Nicki Minaj Dancer Bitten by a Giant Snake During VMA Rehearsal

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Nicki Minaj's onstage wildlife got a little too wild when a giant snake bit one of her backup dancers during rehearsals for the MTV Video Music Awards on Friday. MTV reports that a six-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky took a chomp on the inside of the dancer's left arm while Minaj and her......
  • Henry Rollins Apologizes for Robin Williams Criticism

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    Henry Rollins has apologized for the column he wrote for L.A. Weekly earlier this week criticizing Robin Williams over his suicide. In a note posted to his website on Friday evening, Rollins called the anger his article provoked "off the scale and in my opinion, well placed." "That I hurt anyone by what I......
  • Gerard Way Makes Britpop Solo Debut at U.K.'s Reading Festival

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    As the frontman of My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way headlined the Reading Festival Main Stage in 2011, but three years later, he choose to unveil his new solo material as the very first act of the weekend on the smaller BBC Radio 1/NME Stage, appearing at 11:50 a.m. inside a marquee......
  • 10 New Artists You Need to Know: August 2014

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing the charts, breaking the Internet or just dominating our office stereos. This month: Milky Chance's chill electro-folk, Joyce Manor's emo revivalism,  the Canadian indie rock of Alvvays and a duo with most important response to "bro country" yet....
  • Martina McBride, Billy Ray Cyrus Salute the Beatles in L.A.

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Fifty years ago this month, the Beatles met Bob Dylan, tried marijuana for the first time and launched a sold-out tour of the United States. The summer tour took them to 23 different cities, including Los Angeles, where the band played the Hollywood Bowl on August 23, 1964. It was a......
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  • Nicki Minaj Dancer Bitten by a Giant Snake During VMA Rehearsal

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Nicki Minaj's onstage wildlife got a little too wild when a giant snake bit one of her backup dancers during rehearsals for the MTV Video Music Awards on Friday. MTV reports that a six-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky took a chomp on the inside of the dancer's left arm while Minaj and her......
  • Henry Rollins Apologizes for Robin Williams Criticism

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    Henry Rollins has apologized for the column he wrote for L.A. Weekly earlier this week criticizing Robin Williams over his suicide. In a note posted to his website on Friday evening, Rollins called the anger his article provoked "off the scale and in my opinion, well placed." "That I hurt anyone by what I......
  • Emmys 2014: Seth Meyers Details 'Underdog Spirit' of Hosting Gig

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Seth Meyers is planning on a hosting an Emmys broadcast this weekend that will be "lighter in tone" than last year's overlong ceremony, which Neil Patrick Harris hosted. To accomplish this, he has assembled a group of writers that includes his Late Night staff, Chappelle's Show co-creator and co-writer Neal Brennan, comedian......
  • Martina McBride, Billy Ray Cyrus Salute the Beatles in L.A.

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Fifty years ago this month, the Beatles met Bob Dylan, tried marijuana for the first time and launched a sold-out tour of the United States. The summer tour took them to 23 different cities, including Los Angeles, where the band played the Hollywood Bowl on August 23, 1964. It was a......
  • Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best MTV VMAs Performance?

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The MTV Video Music Awards air live from the Los Angeles Forum this Sunday night, and as usual, the awards themselves will almost be an afterthought: The big moments will all come from the performances. Everyone remembers the Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke twerk-heard-around-the-world from last year, but how many recall that Justin......
 
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  • Medicine Head :: Old Bottles, New Medicine

    Satisfied '75
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    At a time when prog and glam were in the ascendant, Medicine Head stood out—or rather, they didn’t. Their lack of showiness just made them look all the more freakish: a two man band consisting of a singer-guitarist (who also handled kick drum and high hat) and a Garfunkel-like assistant on harmonica. There is something […]
  • SIRIUS/XMU :: Aquarium Drunkard Show (Noon EST, Channel 35)

    Satisfied '75
    22 Aug 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. Our compadres the Allah-Las guest host this week. SIRIUS 353: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ The Allah-Las – Busman’s Holiday ++ B.F. Trike – Be Free ++ Dinosaurs […]
  • Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Hipshakers & Heartbreakers Vol. I

    Satisfied '75
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    Take a soulful trip from the handclappin’, hopscotchin’ sidewalks of New York with Shirley Ellis, down to New Orleans to do the Te-Ta-Ta with K-Doe and on up to Memphis for some soul stew from Otis and Sam & Dave. Through the unbeknownst participation of all these soul masters, Hipshakers & Heartbreakers follows the chronology of […]
  • Mark Capon of Asheville, NC’s Harvest Records: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

    Satisfied '75
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Just over ten years ago, in the spring of 2004, two recent college graduates drove to Asheville, NC, to look into opening a record store there. Neither Matt Schnable nor Mark Capon had ever visited the peaceful Western North Carolina city. Two days into the trip, the pair signed a lease on an old building […]
  • SIRIUS/XMU :: Aquarium Drunkard Show (Noon EST, Channel 35)

    Satisfied '75
    15 Aug 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 352: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Pappy’s Haunted House – Dude ++ Jimmy Thomas – Springtime ++ The Paragons – Abba ++ Big Star – Back Of […]
 
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  • Arcade Fire kicked off three-night stand at Barclays Center with Dan Deacon and The Unicorns (pics, video)

    brooklynvegan
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    photos by Amanda Hatfield Arcade Fire / Dan Deacon / The Unicorns @ Barclays Center 8/22/2014 Arcade Fire kicked off their three-night stand at Brooklyn's sprawling Barclays Center last night (8/22). As mentioned, after the bobblehead version of the band appeared on a second platform to mime New York Dolls' "Personality Crisis," Arcade Fire brought out David Johansen in Buster Poindexter mode to perform his 1987 hit "Hot Hot Hot," complete with a conga line of more bobbleheads and carnival-goers that all ended up on the stage and stayed up there for the equally joyous "Here Comes the Night…
  • Drive Like Jehu discuss reunion, say it's just the one show

    brooklynvegan
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    The great Drive Like Jehu recently announced a reunion show, and now guitarist John Reis has discussed what exactly this reunion will be in a Kreative Kontrol podcast. Here's an excerpt, via Pitchfork:The show isn't so much a show as it is a chance to collaborate with the Spreckels Pipe Organ located in Balboa Park, San Diego. The pipe organ is a massive, outdoor instrument. I've been going to the organ concerts in the park there for years. A friend of mine....got on the board of directors for the Spreckels Organ, and pretty much immediately the conversation turned to, 'Dude, how are you…
  • What's going on Saturday? (Afro Punk Fest, Arcade Fire, Frog Eyes, PS I Love You, Kevin Saunderson, John Talabot & more)

    brooklynvegan
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Shabazz Palaces @ Williamsburg Park 2012 (more by David Andrako) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... AfroPunk Fest @ Commodore Barry Park The free annual two-day AfroPunk Festival kicks off today with a ton of great artists in various genres, including soul/funk greats Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Ice-T's metal band Body Count, wild punks Trash Talk, legendary hardcore band Bad Brains (with guest singers instead of HR), avant-rappers Shabazz Palaces, long-running Philly DJ King Britt, and more. King Britt, Damon Bennett,…
  • Arcade Fire joined by New York Doll David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter) at Barclays Center (video & setlist)

    brooklynvegan
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:28 pm
    "Buster Poindexter on stage with @arcadefire marks the official end of the hipster era. Irony overload. #Barclays #brooklyn #Brilliant" - alex rappaport I may be biased, but NY seems like the place to bring out your big special guests. I've been lucky enough to witness David Bowie and Talking Head David Byrne join Arcade Fire on NY stages in the past, and I had a feeling that after recently performing with Deborah Harry of Blondie and inviting Television to play with them on Sunday, that we were going to see some more CBGB legends involved as special guests at Barclays Center, at least in the…
  • X played 'Los Angeles' in full at City Winery (pics setlist), playing 'Wild Gift' tonight in "first four LPs in four nights" run

    brooklynvegan
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    photos by P Squared Photography X @ City Winery 8/21/2014 Los Angeles rock icons X are in the midst of a sold-out, four-night run at City Winery, each night playing one of the first four albums in full. It kicked off Thursday (8/21) with John, Excene and the rest of X tearing through their fiery 1980 debut, Los Angeles. A sitdown joint like City Winery may be a strange place to hear such an adrenalized punk rock album as this (and tonight's Wild Gift), but it may fit the mood better when they get to Under the Big Black Sun and More Fun in the New World. After tearing through its nine short…
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    BlackBook

  • Mint&Serf Celebrate New York’s Young and Restless

    Matthew Grumbach
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Photo by Mike Krim New York City graffiti duo Mint and Serf have curated a new show at Tribeca’s No Romance Galleries featuring four photographers who cast a youthful glimmer over to the gritty pallor of the downtown scene. Location is everything for PJ Monte, Mike Krim, Osvaldo Chance Jimenez, and Harry McNally. They comprise a rising group of documentarians whose work conveys an acutely urban sensibility. They are enthusiastic about documenting their downtown escapades with friends, but they also have the ability to animate nondescript city scenes with their inquisitive…
  • Glamorous Images From Mandarin Oriental’s LA Pop-Up Hotel

    Ken Scrudato
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Photos by Stefanie Keenan We wrote last week about the Mandarin Oriental Las Vagas‘ secret two-day pop-up hotel happening at an undisclosed Hollywood location. And after 48 hours of swanky partying and events the last two days and nights (which several lucky BlackBook readers got to attend), we can now reveal images of what we must say, was an exceedingly stylish and glamorous space.       The post Glamorous Images From Mandarin Oriental’s LA Pop-Up Hotel appeared first on BlackBook.
  • Police Arrest Cyclist, Brilliant Song Ensues

    BlackBook
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Miracle Fever is a new rock outfit cooking up a rather interesting fusion of traditional sounding genre rock and more experimental composition. The band plays one of its first shows this Saturday at the Bitter End, and sent us over this new track “Lead Paint” off their upcoming EP. We spoke to lead singer Kenny Kusiak about the track and his own artistic vision. Tell us about this song “Lead Paint.” I wrote this song shortly after spending 24 hours locked up in downtown Brooklyn. I had a warrant out for an unpaid drinking in public ticket when I was pulled over for going the wrong…
  • Prabal Gurung Does Makeup with MAC (!)

    Sara Spruch-Feiner
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Courtesy of MAC Prabal Gurung will be the next designer to team up with MAC for a cosmetics collaboration, but the goods won’t come at the usual MAC prices. Gurung told WWD: “I design [apparel] at a luxury price point, and I wanted to make sure that the product that I came out with — particularly as this is my first foray into beauty — was in sync with my brand.” So though $70 bronzer and $40 eyeshadow may be a splurge, Gurung made sure each piece feels like a luxury item all on its own. The packaging is couture-esque on its own per Gurung’s wishes. “When a…
  • Watch a New Teaser for Tsai Ming-liang’s ‘Stray Dogs’

    Hillary Weston
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    After seeing Tsai Ming-liang’s Stray Dogs at last year’s New York Film Festival, we noted that it was a “bleak urban endurance test whose silence allowed for reflection but conjured up only slight emotion in the absence of movement. The removed spacial silence conjured up the feeling of Stephen Shore’s Oregon billboard—except it’s raining and devoured by someone’s incisors.” Needless to say, we thoroughly enjoyed the film and could not be happier that Cinema Guild will be giving it a release come September 12. In the newest film from Tsai Ming-liang, a single…
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    Digital Music News

  • Review: Bernhoft Releases an HD Album App…

    Nina Ulloa
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    HD360 is a new app-based release platform for iOS devices. The company recently released their first app, an audiovisual version of Bernhoft‘s album Islander. The purpose of the app is to bring the feeling of physical packaging to modern technology. Bernhoft says: “…I’ve come from the world of vinyl, to CDs, to file sharing, to streaming and then back to a vinyl focus… What we wanted to do with the app was to bring all this together and get the feeling of a gatefold sleeve into the digital world.” The price of the app is a steep $19.99. Those who want…
  • Beatport’s Top Selling Genres, Year by Year…

    Nina Ulloa
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Here are Beatport’s top selling genres by year, going back to their launch in 2004. Beatport’s popularity makes this a good indicator of trends in electronic music, just look at dubstep’s sharp rise.   The graph comes from Mixmag, who published a range of exclusive Beatport stats, including top selling tracks and performers. The post Beatport’s Top Selling Genres, Year by Year… appeared first on Digital Music News.
  • Pandora Doesn’t Hire Many Black People…

    Paul Resnikoff
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    From Pandora’s ‘Diversity’ Report, released this morning.   The racial breakdown of Oakland, CA, where Pandora is based (2010 US Census). “Pandora is based in Oakland, the ‘rainbow’ city of the West Coast, with a mixed African American, Latino, Asian and white population, and a proud music and digital arts tradition.  Significantly, Pandora chose to base its headquarters here, and build a company that reflects this community.  As your workforce is 75% non-tech, there should be a strong pathway and few impediments to identifying and employing qualified…
  • After Holding Out for Years, SoundCloud Finally Decides to Pay Artists…

    Nina Ulloa
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
      For all the praise that Soundcloud receives, the company has never paid its millions of artists a penny.  This is why in the face of a brewing backlash, SoundCloud’s CTO and Co-Founder Eric Wahlforss said the platform would soon pay their most popular creators. This has now come to pass. SoundCloud has just announced a new partnership program called “On SoundCloud”, which refers to a suite of new account tiers.  Free user accounts are now also referred to as ‘Partner’ accounts, and SoundCloud still offers Pro and Pro Unlimited tiers.  There’s…
  • Morrissey: “Harvest Records Are as Cheap as They Look”

    Nina Ulloa
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Earlier this week, Morrissey shot back at Billboard for reporting that he hadn’t been dropped from Harvest/Epic Records. Morrissey said he definitely had been dropped from the label, and recent developments and a new statement from Morrissey seem to back that up. Morrissey’s latest album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, is now being removed from digital platforms, including Spotify and iTunes.  Morrissey says he never signed a contract with Harvest, so they technically don’t have the rights to sell his album.  He hopes a new label will release World Peace and…
 
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  • Radio Round-Up: WEHC Goes Green, Changes At WISU And WRAS Update

    Arielle Parnes-Katz
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Welcome to Radio Round-up, wherein we take a look up what went down in college radio this past week. Happy (belated) National Radio Day! Surprised that radio gets it own day? Well it actually gets three. So if you missed celebrating National Radio Day this past Wednesday August 20, you can show your radio spirit on College Radio Day in October or during World Radio Day in February. WEHC is going green! This week Emory and Henry College announced that they are installing a series of 192 solar panels that will power the station’s transmitter. Once completed, WEHC will be the first station in…
  • Staff Picks: Track Of The Week

    Lizzie Plaugic
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    TOPS – Photo by Rebecca Storm Here in New York City today, the clouds are a threatening shade of slate grey and the air is thick, but placid, like an eerie calm before the apocalypse. SoundCloud also began implementing promotional content into its streams this week, so maybe the end of the world really is here. At least we’ve got these nostalgic, gritty and muscular tracks to get us through it.   Gorgeous Children – Howedoit The twinkling flute/chime combo sounds like stuffy symphony fare until heavy-footed percussion drops into the mix and Face Vega starts spitting…
  • Head In The Clouds: The 25 Best SoundCloud Tracks Of The Week

    Lizzie Plaugic
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Something worth mentioning here is that this week, SoundCloud announced that its glorious ad-free days have come to an end. According to Billboard, there will now be promoted tracks in your SoundCloud stream as well as 15 to 30-second ads in the beginning of some tracks, à la YouTube. Let’s hope it doesn’t interfere too much with this playlist, which, for now, is safe.   This week was pretty good otherwise, with Brit-funk jams from Only Real, the triumphant return of Deerhoof, perfect plasticity from Yung Bae, oh and Killer Mike and El-P, back for Run The Jewels, Part 2.
  • Listen: Deafheaven – “From The Kettle Onto The Coil”

    Zac Coe
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Black metal heavyweights and critical darlings Deafheaven have just shared a stream of a new song called From The Kettle Onto The Coil, which will be available for free download exclusively through Adult Swim on August 25. The six-and-a-half minute jam begins in a typically pulverizing fashion, in a swirl of double-bass drums and frantic guitars. The song opens up about halfway through with a characteristically blistering, melodic guitar solo and eventually builds back to a gorgeous, soaring climax. Like all Adult Swim singles, it’s well worth a listen. Check it out below. The post…
  • Watch: Shabazz Palaces – “#CAKE” Video

    Zac Coe
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
      Sub Pop has just shared an official video from much-buzzed experimental hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces. #CAKE is one of the most impressive tracks on the thoroughly impressive Lese Majesty, and showcases the deliberately unsettled and unsettling sound that Shabazz Palaces are already known for. It also features two striking verses from THEESatisfaction’s Catherine Harris-White. Every time she sings, the song’s groove shatters and slowly reassembles around her to incredible effect. Directed by Hiro Murai, who has also directed videos for the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, St.
 
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  • News : LOOK: Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Los Angeles. Feat. Headliner Tanlines, SISU, and Roses

    info@filtermmm.com
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
      Red Bull has another awesome Sound Select LA show coming up at The Sayers Club, on Wednesday August 20 to be exact. Beloved Hollywood record store Amoeba Music will curate this show, featuring indie-electronic duo Tanlines as headliners, with support from dream-pop SISU, and The Smith’s-inspired Roses. RBSS is a monthly live music event that highlights local artists on the up and up, as well as one headliner. This show will be the second of three to be held at The Sayers Club. Don’t miss it!   The doors open for this 21+ event at 8pm. RSVP here for…
  • News : LOOK: Drowners to Headline Dr. Martens 2014 #STANDFORSOMETHING Tour

    info@filtermmm.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
      Dr. Martens, the infinitely cool shoe company, will continue to celebrate freethinking individuals with a 21-city tour, featuring the indie NYC-natives Drowners, as the headliner. From September to October, the tour will stop to play in intimate venues that will unite music and shoe lovers. Rejoice! Buy your tickets and get the tour dates right here. Check out the trailer for the #STANDFORSOMETHING Tour, and take a listen to the Drowners, below!Continue reading at FILTERmagazine.com
  • News : LOOK: Check Out ACL’s 2014 Schedule Early Thanks To App

    info@filtermmm.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
      Austin City Limits Festival has just come out with an iPhone and Android-compatible app for your utmost convenience. Create a custom schedule (a day early of the official website), familiarize with up and coming artists, or just ogle at the lineup while you shake with excitement…either way, everything you need to know about the festival is at the touch of a high-res screen.   Get all the info and download the app here! 
  • News : LOOK: Casual and Comfy at Home w/ Gap Styld.by and SZA

    info@filtermmm.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Another set in our Styld.by series. Here’s the gist: we get together with Gap and hang out with some of our favorite artists during an ordinary (or, in some cases, extraordinary) day and feature their styles. Sounds good, right? Continue reading at FILTERmagazine.com
  • News : WATCH: The Apache Relay #RethinkMusic with Ploom in Nashville

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    22 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Check out The Apache Relay's new single "Katie Queen of Tennessee" performed in Nashville for Ploom's #RethinkMusic Session!  Many thanks to Laguintas for providing the libations!   Photo by: Melissa Madison Fuller
 
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  • Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

    Clyde Smith
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    What You Need To Know About Music License Agreements Before Signing One Musician Gets A Record Deal Through Tinder, Another Can Pay Her Rent Solely From YouTube The Rise Of Indie Streaming Catching Attention With Your Album Artwork How To Promote Your Band With Your Own Postage Stamps MORE: How To Double Your Pinterest Followers In Just 5 Minutes A Day How To Make Your DIY Tour Stick Out From The Rest How To Collect Both Kinds Of Music Royalties
  • MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: 11 Ways To Be A Happier Musician Person

    Laura Schneider
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Jacquie Neville | 11 Ways To Be A Happier Musician Person Mackenzie Carlin | What Does Free Streaming Mean for the Music Industry Related articles Production and Marketing Essentials for Aspiring Music Producers 5 Country Music Meccas of the South What Does Free Streaming Mean for the Music Industry? 11 Ways To Be A Happier Musician Person 4 Amazing Mobile Apps for Musicians and Composers
  • REWIND: The New Music Industry's Week In Review

    Clyde Smith
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Before Agreeing To Soundcloud's Terms And Conditions, Read The Fine Print As They Add Monetization Apple's Tim Cook Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Dr. Dre Takes Challenge and Passes It On NFL Weighs Pay To Play For Super Bowl Half Time, Band Makes Offer of $2 Million Spotify Launches Serendipity: A Real Time Global Listening Map, Artists In Residence Program MORE: Hypebot's Music Industry News and Jobs Album Cover Art Redesigned With Misheard Titles Music Writer News: Medium Launching Music Mag, Tyler Hayes At FastCoLabs Sara Bareilles, Sony Music And Epic Records Sued For Copyright Infringment…
  • Band Accepts NFL Pay To Play Plan, Offers $2 Million For Superbowl Halftime

    Bruce Houghton
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    As we reported earlier this week, the NFL is asking artists to pay for the privilege of playing their widely watched Superbowl halftime show.  Industry response has been tepid, accept from one band.  UK rockers You Me At Six are offering $2 million to perform.  Here's their open letter to the NFL: Dear NFL: We’re sorry to hear that you’re in such dire financial straits.  While Coldplay and Rihanna mull your offer, we’re here to help with a multi-tiered proposal. 1. For $2 Million: We get to play the upcoming halftime show.2. For $10 Million, one of us gets to quarterback a set of…
  • Music Tech "Pre-Accelerator" Music Foundry Launches In LA

    Clyde Smith
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    While we used to hear a lot about incubators and now we tend to hear more about accelerators there are a variety of educational programs designed to prepare companies seeking investors to get in the game. Music Foundry is one of those eductional pre-accelerators that helps those interested in learning more about the music industry on their way to a minimum viable product. The Music Foundry was founded by Corey Crossfield and Marc Saltzman. The program supports music tech entrepreneurs over the course of 8 weeks with a weekly 3 hour class. The program fee is $150: "We will focus on helping…
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  • Getting to know Anna-Lise Santella, Editor of Grove Music Online

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

    VictoriaD
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Grove Music Online presents this multi-part series by Don Harrán, Artur Rubinstein Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on the life of Jewish musician Salamone Rossi on the anniversary of his birth in 1570. Professor Harrán considers three major questions: Salamone Rossi as a Jew among Jews; Rossi as a Jew among Christians; and the conclusions to be drawn from both. Salamone Rossi as a Jew among Jews What do we know of Salamone Rossi’s family? His father was named Bonaiuto Azaria de’ Rossi (d. 1578): he composed Me’or einayim (Light of the Eyes).
  • Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue

    Alice
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    What is a classic album? Not a classical album – a classic album. One definition would be a recording that is both of superb quality and of enduring significance. I would suggest that Miles Davis’s 1959 recording Kind of Blue is indubitably a classic. It presents music making of the highest order, and it has influenced — and continues to influence — jazz to this day. Cover art for Kind of Blue by the artist Miles Davis (c) Columbia Records via Wikimedia Commons. There were several important records released in 1959, but no event or recording matches the importance of the…
  • Job: A Masque for Dancing by Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Alice
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Michael Kennedy has described Job as one of Vaughan Williams’s mightiest achievements. It is a work which, in a full production, combines painting (the inspiration for the work came from a scenario drawn up by Geoffrey Keynes based on William Blake’s Illustrations of the Book of Job), literature (the King James Bible), music, and dance. The idea of a ballet on the Blake Job illustrations was conceived by Geoffrey Keynes, whose mother was a Darwin and a cousin of Vaughan Williams, assisted by another Darwin cousin, Gwen Raverat whom Keynes asked to design the scenery and costumes. They…
  • The rise of choral jazz

    Alice
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Composer Will Todd. The genre of ‘choral jazz’ has become increasingly prevalent among choirs, with the jazz mass the ultimate form. Settings of the Latin mass by Lalo Schifrin and Scott Stroman have enjoyed popular following, while more recently Bob Chilcott’s A Little Jazz Mass and Nidaros Jazz Mass have established the genre in the wider choral tradition, reaching choirs from across the choral spectrum and audiences young and old. Composed in 2001, Will Todd‘s Mass in Blue is a further example of the genre, presenting an innate fusion of jazz elements within choral writing. The…
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  • Cao Sao Vang - The Soft Side Of The Spoon [SHB022]

    Quetzal Contla
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm
     Tercer producción de seis que ha hecho Eugene Chebykin bajo su alias Cao Sao Vang para Shufflebrain. Un beatmaker delicado y arriesgado a la vez.http://shufflebrain.net/releases/r022
  • Música Selection

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

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

    Quetzal Contla
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
     James Kibbie es Profesor de Órgano en la Universidad de Michigan, ha ejecutado el catálogo completo de obras para órgano de Johann Sebastian Bach en órganos barrocos de Alemania, las grabaciones se pueden descargar directamente desde:http://www.blockmrecords.org/bach/index.htm
  • Tracing Arcs - I see you [iD.063]

    Quetzal Contla
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
     LP resultado de la colaboración entre un gran netlabel, en este caso, iD.EOLOGY, con uno de los grupos mas emblemáticos del netaudio, los Tracing Arcs, imperdible.http://www.ideology.de/id063/
 
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    Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise

  • Art and politics, Strauss and Pound

    Alex Ross
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    As If Music Could Do No Harm. New Yorker website.
  • The L.A. Phil at the Hollywood Bowl

    Alex Ross
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    Under the Stars. The New Yorker, Aug. 25, 2014.
  • Schubert in brief

    Alex Ross
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Unfinished Symphony. The New Yorker, Aug. 11, 2014.
  • A Fine moment

    Alex Ross
    2 Aug 2014 | 7:47 pm
    A Kyle Gann list of American symphonies got me thinking about my own favorites in the genre. Certainly, I'd second many of Kyle's choices. Two additions: William Levi Dawson's Negro Folk Symphony, a neglected delight, and the piercing Symphony (1962) of Irving Fine, whose centenary will arrive at the end of the year. (Contrary to the caption in the YouTube upload above, Fine himself is the conductor.)
  • Wagnerism alert: Penny Dreadful

    Alex Ross
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    My thoughtful husband alerted me to the fact that on a recent episode of the Victorian-Gothic series Penny Dreadful the Wild West character played by Josh Hartnett is so overcome by the strains of Tristan und Isolde, not to mention several glasses of absinthe, that he is inspired to begin making out with none other than Dorian Gray (portrayed by Reeve Carney, previously a singing Spider-Man). "I'd ask if you had heard of Wagner," Gray asks, "but you'd pretend you hadn't." Opera Fresh has more coverage of the show's saucy operatic goings-on.
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    NashvilleGab - Country music news and Nashville celebrity gossip

  • Blake goes all big brother on Raelynn

    Ashley
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    Last night, Blake took to his twitter to express his feelings on some recent bad "press" one of his favorite female singers had received... He went on to tell her to keep whoppin' ass which...is exactly what she will continue to do. Darn those pesky bloggers with a twitter....oh. wait...I think I fall under that category. Do you think Blake was just being a good...
  • Since I missed #ThrowbackThursday let's do a #FlashbackFriday

    Ashley
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    Thank heavens for all these hashtags. I still remember the time with that little # symbol was only used if it was followed up a telephone number. Anyway, how about a little flashback to 1991 with Brooks & Dunn and their hit, Brand New Man Chhhhheck it out below:
  • Kacey Musgraves' high rollin' birthday party

    Ashley
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Kacey celebrated her 26th birthday like every other 26 year old....at a roller rink with Katy Perry. That's not how every other spends their 26th birthday? Oh. Nonetheless, it looks like Kacey and her gang had a blast "gettin their 8th grade on" and we hope she had a very happy birthday! Kacey is currently opening up for Katy on her Prismatic World Tour.
  • The battle of Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton...

    Ashley
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    Both the guys had songs coming out. Brad with 'Shattered Glass' and Blake with 'Neon Light'. And with the iTunes Country chart open for the taking it was going to be interesting to see who would grab that top spot. And the winner was...*drumroll* Brad Paisley. Not only was it # 1 on the country chart, 'Shattered Glass" is also sitting at # 3 on...
  • Your feel good photo of the day thanks to Brett Eldredge

    Ashley
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Brett Elredge made a new friend named Gus while at the Philadelphia Zoo! He totally got a kick out of this large fellow and in turn, makes me totally get a kick out of him! For more smiles, check out the action from the video below:
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  • Tiptop Audio MA808

    Oliver Chesler
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    I would dare to say the only thing electronic drum wise out there better than a real Roland TR-808 is the Tiptop Audio Eurorack drum modules. The reason I say that is each module actually gets the sound right but is also controllable in a creative modular environment. It’s not just the sound they get correct. It’s also the pressure or chest feel. Tiptop gets it right. The fact that you can then take these sounds a throw them into Euclidean sequencers, Echophons, Plague Bearer’s etc is just fantastic. They just released the MA808 which emulates the TR-808s Maracas. $99 USD.
  • Noystoise NT02

    Oliver Chesler
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Whenever a new Noystoise creation comes out I usually post about it. They are just so beautifully hand crafted. The latest NT02 would be nice in a live set up. It is available now for $260 USD. “The NT02 consists of a square wave VCO with chorus/delay, a white noise generator, a ramp LFO, and individual 12db resonant lowpass filters for the VCO and white noise generator. the pitch of the VCO is controlled by one axis of the VCO joystick, while the other axis controls the delay time of the chorus. the chorus circuit is basically just your typical PT2399 delay chip setup, except there is…
  • The Horrorist Live August and September

    Oliver Chesler
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    I have a lot of live shows and DJ gigs coming up. Here’s a few that are happening this and next month: August 29, 2014 – Gigors (Near Lyon), France – The Freakshow Festival http://www.freakshow-festival.com/ September 12, 2014 – London, UK – One Night in London City https://www.facebook.com/events/1452944798292460/ September 13, 2014 – Stockholm, Sweden – Special event with Flexiwave! Link and more info soon! (DJ SET) September 17, 2014 – Berlin, Germany – Special EBM event! More info soon! (DJ SET) September 20, 2014 – Stuttgart,…
  • SuperSlicer

    Oliver Chesler
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Even though nothing sounds like vinyl at all I am amazed people still bring records to clubs. They are so heavy and I cherish my own collection so much I don’t want them full of vodka. I’m also amazed at all the people who “controller shame” saying you need to use vinyl to be a real DJ. I have Traktor and an S4 and I also have it on my iPad. While Im not so sure I will use the new SuperSlicer in app purchase ($1.99) I do thing it’s pretty cool and futuristic as hell. “Remix your tracks like never before with the new SuperSlicer for Traktor DJ. Slice-up your…
  • Einstürzende Neubauten – Z.N.S.

    Oliver Chesler
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    I’ve been told Einstürzende Neubauten means “New Buildings Falling Down”. If it does I think that’s one great band name. My favorite Neubauten album is Halber Mensch. The remix of Yu-Gung is one of the all time best Industrial songs ever recorded. Another wicked track from Halber Mensch is Z.N.S. Let’s dance the… “Black before my eyes. Fingers wickedly cold. What am I supposed to do when I wake up shivering?” – Einstürzende Neubauten For more info: discogs.com/Einst%C3%BCrzende-Neubauten-Halber-Mensch
 
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    The Boot

  • Top 10 Zac Brown Band Songs

    Sterling Whitaker
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Since their major label debut in 2008, the Zac Brown Band have built an enormous career on the strength of some of the most unique, standout songs in contemporary country music. Continue reading…
  • 45 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With 'A Boy Named Sue'

    Gayle Thompson
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    45 years ago today (Aug. 21, 1969) was an epic day for Johnny Cash. It was on this day that the singer soared to the top of the charts with his live single, 'A Boy Named Sue,' from his 'At San Quentin' album. Continue reading…
  • 11 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry

    Gayle Thompson
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Trace Adkins had already earned ten Top 20 hits by this time in 2003. He'd had his first No. 1 single, '(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing,' and released four Top 10 albums, as well as a Greatest Hits collection. But chances are, it's his  induction into the Grand Ole Opry that makes Aug. 23 stand out in his mind. Continue reading…
  • News Roundup — Brad Paisley's Personal Email Leaked, Rapper Disses Taylor Swift

    Angela Stefano
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The Boot rounds up the day's top stories from our news partners. Continue reading…
  • Stephanie Quayle Releases 'Sugar High' Video

    Hannahlee Allers
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Stephanie Quayle has released the music video for her song 'Sugar High.' Continue reading…
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    Largehearted Boy

  • Book Notes - Anya Ulinich "Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel"

    david
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:12 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. Anya Ulinich's Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel is one of the year's best graphic novels, a book compelling, moving, and hilarious. The Los Angeles Times wrote of the book: "This is the power of the graphic novel, that it not only tells but also shows us, that by…
  • Shorties (An Indie Bookstore Roadtrip Map, An Interview with Bob Mould, and more)

    david
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Chin Music Press is compiling an indie bookstore road trip map. Marc Maron interviewed singer-songwriter Bob Mould. The Rumpus interviewed Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn. Quirk Books listed the best books that feature golf. BrooklynVegan interviewed Daniel Kessler of the band Interpol. All Things Considered interviewed an independent bookstore owner about selling diverse books. PopMatters shared an excerpt from the book Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock. The Jewish literary map pf New York City. The Guardian looked back on the career of singer-songwriter Kate Bush. Follow…
  • Daily Downloads (Futurebirds, The Features, and more)

    david
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Adam and I: Adam and I Sampler EP [mp3] Emblems: "Transitions" [mp3] The Features: Old Familiar Melodies - 2008-2013 album [mp3] Former Friend: Six Before Five EP [mp3] Former Friend: Bill EP [mp3] Futurebirds: "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" [mp3] Lonesome Leash: "The Night Was Old" [mp3] Robbie Santis: Seasons EP [mp3] Sneakout: "The Art of Hanging On" [mp3] Free and legal live performances at other websites: Mothers: 2014-08-15, Athens [mp3] search for more free and legal music downloads…
  • Book Notes - Elissa Washuta "My Body Is a Book of Rules"

    david
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Elissa Washuta's My Body Is a Book of Rules is a bold and powerful memoir of mental illness and identity, a precisely told and captivating book. Kirkus wrote of the book: "In a reliably honest, original and frank fashion, Washuta's ruminations lift the veil of her…
  • Book Notes - Choire Sicha "Very Recent History"

    david
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Choire Sicha's Very Recent History is a clever and witty satire of life in the New York City. All Things Considered wrote of the book: "Choire Sicha's writing charms and delights, but beneath the biting wit and cynicism [he] dares to explore the darker underbelly of…
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  • Q&A: Shovels & Rope on songwriting, religion and canine critics

    23 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Like so many worthwhile things, the Americana Music Award-winning duo Shovels & Rope are homemade. The married couple write at home, rehearse at home and even produced and recorded much of their new album, Swimmin' Time, at their home in the South Carolina lowlands. Ahead of the release of their new album, CBC Music spoke to Cary Ann Heart and Michael Trent about how marriage, religion, geography and even their dog factor into their songwriting. Related: listen to Swimmin' Time in its entirety here. A lot of your lyrics — on Swimmin' Time and previous records — deal in religious…
  • Beck and Jenny Lewis cover 'Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?' in Washington

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    Any time someone starts a performance with a phrase like "I don't know if this is legal in the city limits of Seattle," you know something great is about to happen. Luckily for Beck, who used that sentence as an intro to his and Jenny Lewis's duet cover of "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" last night, he was actually performing in the neighbouring city of Redmond, Wash. He didn't need to worry about whether his and Lewis's collective sexiness violated Seattle's civic ordinances at all.  We'll forgive his lack of knowledge of King County's political boundaries, because this cover was just incredible.
  • Junk in the Trunk: Drive’s Daily Blog for Friday August 22

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    Each day, Rich Terfry and Radio 2 Drive wraps up your day with music and stories about the interesting things going on in the world. REAR VIEW MIRROR:  Every week, Rich Terfry looks back in our Rear-view Mirror at a great song from the good ol’ days. This week, The Kinks with "You Really Got Me." In 1964, the rock and roll community was in a state of utter disbelief that a group of teenagers who called themselves The Kinks could have come up with the most powerful song anyone had ever heard. In fact, the disbelief was so strong, some of the most controversial myths in rock and…
  • Radio 2 Top 20, Aug. 22: Hey Rosetta! debut at number 5, plus 7 new entries

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Click to vote on the chart! LISTEN audio Nana aba counts backwards from twenty. So much new music this week! Seven new entries give the chart a facelift, including Hey Rosetta!'s "Kintsukuroi" and Frazey Ford's "September Fields." Boy & Bear are back on the chart after a weak debut a while back, and Adam Cohen wins the online vote again.  Check out the newbies: Hey Rosetta!, "Kintsukuroi." Frazey Ford, "September Fields." James, "Moving On." The Black Keys, "Gotta Get Away." Spoon, "Do You." Angus & Julia Stone, "A Heartbreak." The chart 1. Adam Cohen, "We Go…
  • Canadian '80s music was better than you remember

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    The '80s were way better than you probably remember. Of course, if you already remember it as the raddest decade in history, then I don’t mean you. But for the rest of us, we choose to remember only one side of it: shoulder pads, leg warmers, dramatic synth solos, robotic synth snare drums — synth everything, really. And then there was the hair, which, in all fairness, is unforgettable. In fact, glam metal, or, if you like, hair metal, is largely to blame for why many choose to look back on the '80s as that brief funny moment in history that produced nothing but embarrassing photos and…
 
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    ACountry | ACountry

  • Hunter Hayes Tattoo (Your Name) Tour

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

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

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

    Jarrod Vrazel
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    George Strait : The Cowboy Rides Away television special premieres on CMT Augusut 29 at 7:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Filmed lived from his final concert in Dallas, Strait is joined onstage by Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and George "Bubba" Strait, Jr.  George Strait : The Cowboy Rides Away is an historical account told through the music from the superstar’s storied career. The special features new interviews with Strait, along with a selection of his incredible 60 No.
  • Hunter Hayes Wins 2014 Teen Choice Award

    Jarrod Vrazel
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    ACountry salutes Hunter Hayes on his third consecutive Choice Male Country Artist title at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, taking home the trophy amongst stiff competition that included  Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Jake Owen and Keith Urban. Although he was unable to attend the ceremony, Hayes sent a “thank-you” video message to the fans who voted him to the top spot.   The Teen Choice Award comes at a prime time for Hayes, who is gearing up to perform on the TODAY Show as part of its Toyota® Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 22. Hayes will perform three songs, including…
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    Music News Net

  • Billy Bragg Performs Special Live Set in Fergursin MO

    Administrator
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Music News- Billy Bragg performed an impromptu show in Ferguson, MO on Tuesday (8/19). The British singer-songwriter was performing in nearby St Louis when he made the quick trip to the city, which has been in the headlines after the...
  • Aerosmith Cancels Gig Due to Drummer's Health

    Administrator
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Music News- Aerosmith was forced to cancel their gig last night, Wednesday as Joey Kramer, their drummer, has a heart condition and may require surgery reports TMZ. The group cancelled their Concord, California Sleep Train Pavilion concert. Members of their...
  • Kings of Leon Forced to Cancel Gig After Bus Accident

    Administrator
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Music News- Kings Of Leon were forced to postpone a New York State gig over the weekend after drummer Nathan Followill broke his ribs in a tour bus accident. The Sex On Fire band were traveling to their concert in...
  • Billy Sherwood Producing Beatles Tribute Album

    Administrator
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Music News- Check out this advanced listen, below, of Heart's Ann Wilson's heartfelt take on John Lennon’s “Across the Universe” for an upcoming Billy Sherwood-produced tribute to the Beatles. A Beatles tribute is certainly a challenge, but Mr Sherwood is...
  • Bob Weir and Rat Dog Cancel All Concerts

    Administrator
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    MUSIC NEWS - Bob Weir and RatDog have cancelled all of their concert dates without explanation. A notice was posted on RatDog's Facebook page and on Twitter stating; All Bob Weir & RatDog dates, including August/September tour and Jamaica 2015,...
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    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion

  • 25 Artists and Marketing Experts Give Their Best Advice on How to Promote a New Album

    Bob Baker
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    Seattle-based artist and blogger Solveig Whittle just published a monster post on how to promote a new album. She and her partner, Stevie Adamek, are getting ready to release their new CD, called Fire and Other Playthings. What better way to get promotion ideas than to tap into the minds of 25 successful artists and marketing experts (including yours truly). Here are a few nuggets that Solveig gathered: From Don Harrison – www.NetworkOrDie.com Drop the hard sales pitch and redundant self-promotion. Identify a potential problem and explain how your music is the solution. Instead of this:…
  • 5 Lessons the Music Industry Can Learn From TV

    Bob Baker
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:43 pm
      “Of all the lies told to musicians, here’s the biggest lie of them all: you have to give your talent away for free.” That’s how Ted Gioia starts off the article of his I just discovered yesterday. Give it a read for a refreshing perspective. Here are a few more gems from Gioia’s piece: Creative people in a wide range of fields keep hearing the ridiculous mantra that “content wants to be free.” The music industry is the worst offender. Many label execs tell artists that musicians shouldn’t expect to generate income from their recordings.
  • 23 – Time Shifting for Musicians

    Bob Baker
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    To succeed as a musician, sometimes it seems you literally have to work it 24/7 and be in more than one place at the same time. On this episode, Billy and I show you how to do just that - appear in multiple places simultaneously, while magically bending your past, present and future. Neil deGrasse Tyson would be proud (except for the part where I sort of curse in the intro). But seriously, tune in and get turned on to the many ways you can shift time and multiply your online marketing efforts. What do YOU think about our time-shifting advice? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using…
  • 22 – The Tough Love Guide to Email Music Marketing

    Bob Baker
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Is sending email to your fans still effective? Does anybody even want it anymore? Billy and Bob answer those email music marketing questions and more on this week’s episode. Billy signed up for a dozen different band email lists to learn how other artists promote themselves. What he discovered was startling. Your hosts also share great feedback from listeners on email music marketing. What do YOU think about our advice on email marketing? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MusicMM. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to…
  • 21 – How to Ruin Your Music Career

    Bob Baker
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    This week the boys play both Good Cop and Bad Cop as they point out some horrible examples of missed music marketing opportunities. Billy reveals the worst practices he witnessed after observing dozens of bands at Summer Fest, while Bob shows you how to avoid these costly errors and do things right. How many of these harmful mistakes are YOU making? Listen and find out! What do YOU think about these worst practices examples Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MusicMM. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode:…
 
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    Artists House Music

  • Using my photo? Did I inadvertently give rights away by posting it online?

    cathyweeks
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M.  http://iplegalfreebies.wordpress.com/ ; @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

    cathyweeks
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. http://iplegalfreebies.wordpress.com/ ; @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. http://iplegalfreebies.wordpress.com/ A new...

    cathyweeks
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. http://iplegalfreebies.wordpress.com/ 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: http://www.nic.nyc/about/   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.
  • One can love chicken & Bob Marley tunes (ONE LOVE trademark dispute settles)

    cathyweeks
    10 Jun 2014 | 9:45 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M.  http://iplegalfreebies.wordpress.com/ The ONE LOVE trademark dispute between Bob Marley’s estate and Raising Cane’s chicken finger restaurant raises some interesting trademark and copyright issues. According to Louisiana newspapers, the trademark dispute recently settled on undisclosed terms; however, the issue at the heart of the dispute is interesting.  THE ISSUE: Trademarking someone else’s song title for restaurant services.  THE STORY: In 2005, Raising Cane’s chicken finger restaurant obtained a USPTO registered…
  • How to use the ®, TM, SM, © symbols for trademark and copyright

    cathyweeks
    21 May 2014 | 8:49 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. http://iplegalfreebies.wordpress.com/ The ® Registered Trademark Symbol Once a trademark is federally registered with the USPTO (US Patent & Trademark Office), the coveted ® symbol can be used. While use of the ® symbol is not required, it is highly recommend. Using the ® symbol lends credibility to a registered mark.  Additionally, it puts potential infringers on notice of the trademark owner’s rights and makes it easier for the trademark owner to collect certain damages in the event someone infringes these rights. The TM and…
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    Next2Shine.com

  • Watch List: Bernie Levv's 'Signs' Are Ones You Don't Want To Miss

    Mark J
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    20-year-old singer, songwriter, model and writer, Chicago native Bernie Levv ushered her way onto the music scene earlier in the year with the artfully shot video for 'Time', which was followed recently by her 'Signs' project, the dreamy, jazzy allure of her intimately inviting, soul-brushed vocal... ....
  • Kandace Springs Want's You To 'Meet Me In The Sky'

    Mark J
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Coming off of performing at New York's' longest running r'n'b showcase, Sol Village, Tennessee native Kandace Springs gives us another taste of the talent that caught the attention of SRP and Bluenote Records, not to mention Prince, with the sophisticated sensibility and jazzy, mellow hues of 'Meet... ....
  • Watch List: Morgan James Signposts Her Talent With 'Maps'

    Mark J
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Her skills honed at New York's prestigious Julliard School, the mature, soulful tone and expressive, articulate delivery of Morgan James' voice have taken her from Idaho to Broadway, and from Broadway via Berry Gordy to Epic Records as she has pursued her dream to 'bring back the power of the... ....
  • Watch List: Jenn Em Provides The Acoustic Key To Unlock The Emotion of 'Jailkeeper'

    Mark J
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    We were intrigued last year when we came across a smoldering, two part audio-visual narrative that channeled Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, imbued as it was with a sultry, seductive hue courtesy of its film noir lighting and the bluesy insouciance of Maryland native Jenn Em's smoky, grit-edged... ....
  • Music Video: Ella Eyre - Comeback

    Mark J
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Ella Eyre returns with visuals for the rousing, scorned-lover-anthemic-energy and powerhouse vocals of her recent Zane Lowe and BBC Radio 1 'Hottest Record', 'Comeback', the U.S.-shot video reflecting her feelings about the song, with Eyre saying ''Comeback' is such a...boisterous, attitudey and... ....
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  • Alexandra Stan - Give me your everything (Official Single)

    23 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    Alexandra Stan, original “Lemonade” lover and Co-Queen Of Romania (alongside Inna), is coming for complete global domination once again. (Well, in Japan.) The “Mr. Saxobeat” legend is dropping her second album Unlocked exclusively in Japan on August 27.… (in post “Give Me Your Everything”: Alexandra Stan Gets Into The Caribbean Groove from MuuMuse. More by this artist at )
  • MergeRecords - Heavy Hands

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    L: Twerps - “Heavy Hands” Twerps sound like the quiet kids in your class that you never knew had a voice, but one day, you heard this great jam session in the janitor’s closet, opened the door, and… (in post L: Twerps - “Heavy Hands” from Minored In Music. More by this artist at )
  • James - Curse Curse (Mono Life Remix)

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    So, The Vinyl Villain has been having The James Singles as a series. I really liked them for a brief period around Gold Mother in the early 90s but they were too wordy for me and Tim Booth’s… (in post Messi shoots and scores, A hundred thousand came from ACIDTED. More by this artist at )
  • M.O. - Dance On My Own (Zed Bias Remix)

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Once again, it's on. Welcome back to this weekly roundup of the finest in electronic dance music, from the creepiest, most somber tones to pure up-in-your-futher-mucking-face bangers. All shapes and sizes, but you already knew that... right? The… (in post This Week’s Best in EDM, Featuring Gesaffelstein, DJ Sliink, and L-Vis 1990 from Pigeons and Planes. More by this artist at )
  • Charlie Darker - Dun Do It (Original Mix)

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Charlie Darker dropped his latest original mix, Dun Do It, for free download and you’d be foolish not to grab this. It’s a big room tune looking to terrorize serious parties. The constant repetition of beat as vocals… (in post Charlie Darker – Dun Do It (Original Mix) from D SQUARED. More by this artist at )
 
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    RouteNote Blog

  • 4 Million Tracks On Spotify Have Never Been Played

    Tom Newman
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    A few months ago, Spotify released some impressive data. Boosting over one million years worth of music being streamed, 24 million active users, 6 million paying subscribers, 32 accessible countries, one billion playlists and a bunch of other facts, but among the facts sees an interesting statistic. “There are over 20 million songs on Spotify – 80% of these have been streamed at least once.” Which leaves an astonishing +4 million tracks never seeing the light of day. Take a look at Forgotify.com. This site searches through the unplayed tracks of Spotify, and bring them to…
  • Chillout Friday – White Bankees – Just Feel It

    RouteBot
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
  • Update to SoundHound Sees Rdio Integration

    Tom Newman
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    Along with speed increase, the music recognition app SoundHound 6.2 allows you to add tagged songs to a Rdio playlist from the app. Once connected with Rdio, SoundHounders will simply have to tap the “Rdio +” icon to instantly add the track to a playlist. The update is ready for both iOS and Android.
  • On SoundCloud – Introducing Ads

    Tom Newman
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    The ever expanding SoundCloud has grown over the years from a platform for small artists and indie record labels to upload and share there tracks, to a necessity for all artists and labels to compete in the digital music age. SoundCloud is currently the second largest music streaming service with 175 million monthly listeners. It lies between YouTube at first, and surpasses Spotify, despite not paying any artists royalties. Until now, the site was ad free, offering artists the service for free (unless signed up to the premium models), in exchange for publicity. This is set to change with the…
  • WhoSampled – Exploring the DNA of Music

    Tom Newman
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    That riff in that new song sounds so familiar, but you just can’t place your finger on where you heard it before… take a look at WhoSampled.com. This site contains a huge community submitted database of tracks, and the original sample they each contain, over 263,000 songs and 92,000 artists to be exact. Samples, covers and remixes of any genre and period, the site will show there musical connections. Search an artist or song and immediately see all the samples they use, all their tracks that have been sampled, remixes and covers in each track and the exact time the samples appear.
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    Judy Rodman - All Things Vocal Blog

  • 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 professorpooch.com, 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?
  • 3-Step Process To Singing In Tune: Listen, Mime, Sing!

    Judy Rodman
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
      A basic requirement of the singing voice is the ability to sing in tune.  Otherwise you must be content to make a joyful noise! I have tried several things in my vocal coaching and have settled on a three step process that is amazingly effective, even with people with some ear damage or who have been told they were tone deaf. Focusing on active listening, it trains the processing chain to be 'ear-to-brain-to-vocal cords' instead of just 'ear-to-vocal cords'. It's great for beginners, but also is very effective for experienced singers who want to correct pitch problems and gain an…
  • Is My Vocal Coach Wrong?

    Judy Rodman
    28 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    OK so it happens. Experts disagree. When it comes to vocal technique, how do you know if what you've been told is right?First, here are three reasons voice experts may tell you different things:There is more than one way to help you do deal with that vocal issue.There is more than one way to explain the corrective technique, creating the perception that you are getting conflicting advice when you are not. One (or both) the 'experts' are wrong!Here are two reasons the right vocal training might not work: You are not understanding the technique being suggested, or you're not  applying…
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    Soundtrack Geek V2

  • Soundtrack Review: Planes Fire & Rescue

    Jørn Tillnes
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Planes Fire & Rescue Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Planes Fire & Rescue by Mark Mancina. At a glance: 30 cues 47 Minutes of score Geek Score: 86 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 24.88 Album Excellence: 53% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Planes: Fire & Rescue is the sequel to the 2013 animated movie Planes by Disney. Mark Mancina is still the composer for this new Disney franchise. Continuity these days are a rare commodity, and it’s great when it happens. As you will quickly notice with ‘Planes: Fire &…
  • Soundtrack Review: The Signal

    Jørn Tillnes
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Signal Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Signal by Nima Fakhrara. At a glance: 22 tracks 50 minutes of score Geek Score: 70,9 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 5.32 Album Excellence: 11% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The Signal looks like an extraordinary sci-fi tale by relatively newcomer William Eubank. The trailer makes it look like a mix of euphoria and action. What is the signal? I’m not sure, but as I listen to the score by Nima Fakhrara I have a feeling it’s inside this score somewhere. The music is like…
  • Soundtrack Review: The Vikings II

    Jørn Tillnes
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Vikings II Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the television score Vikings II by Trevor Morris. At a glance: 29 tracks 78 minutes of score Geek Score: 86.2 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 28.35 Album Excellence: 36% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Season 2 of History Channel’s “The Vikings” is done and dusted and the new score by Trevor Morris is here. He also did the previous season and I wasn’t too happy with it. I said “The score is atmospheric and moody, very tens, but rarely exciting” and gave it a Geek…
  • Soundtrack Review: The White Queen

    Jørn Tillnes
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The White Queen Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the television score The White Queen by John Lunn. At a glance: 23 tracks 50 minutes of score Geek Score: 86.9 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 15.05 Alnum Excellence: 30% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? John Lunn who is by now a famous name after scoring Downton Abbey, everyone’s favorite pastime continues to score for TV with The White Queen. Is it a show I should watch? I can’t really stand Downton Abbey so I’m a bit worried. I can’t complain too much about the music…
  • Soundtrack Review: The Purge Anarchy

    Jørn Tillnes
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Purge Anarchy Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Purge Anarchy by Nathan Whitehead. At a glance: 22 tracks 62 minutes of score Geek Score: 71.8 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 2.65 Album excellence: 4% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The sequel to The Purge is set even further in the future, well not by much, it’s a year after and hell is about to break loose again. Returning is composer Nathan Whitehead. The score to The Purge from last year was not very enjoyable for a lot of reasons. The Purge Anarchy follows…
 
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    Beat Lawrence

  • Video: The War on Drugs “Under the Pressure”

    Beat Lawrence
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The War on Drugs will be at The Granada Theater on Saturday, October 11th.
  • New Music: Sunbears!

    Beat Lawrence
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Jacksonville, FL’s psych-pop outfit, Sunbears! will be releasing their latest album, Future Sounds, on November 11. The group will be featured in the Flaming Lips-curated Sgt. Pepper’s tribute album (along side MGMT, My Morning Jacket, Phantogram and Miley Cyrus). Artist -  Sunbears! Album - Future Sounds Release Date - November 11, 2014 Label -  New Granada Records 01. Future Sounds 02. He’s A Lie!, He’s Not Real! 03. I’m Feelin’ Low 04. Don’t Take Too Many Things 05. Overspiritualized 06. How Do You Go Forward?? 07. Now You’re Gone…
  • Coming Soon: Atmosphere at the Granada August 27

    Beat Lawrence
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Atmosphere on Wednesday, August 27th. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. Minneapolis is known for many things — pretty lakes, the Mall of America, lutefisk. But 17 years ago, hip-hop act Atmosphere transformed the city into something else entirely: a nexus from which underground rap spiraled-out to the masses. And thanks to the duo’s indefatigable touring habits, Top 20-charting albums, and their galvanizing artist-owned label Rhymesayers (MF Doom, Aesop Rock), they’re still pushing the boundaries of what indie rap can mean. Buy tickets through Granada here>>  
  • Coming Soon: Miss Tess & the Talkbacks

    Beat Lawrence
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Miss Tess and the Talkbacks coming to the Bottleneck August 20, 2014. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm Nashville meets Brooklyn on the country chic The Love I Have For You, Tess’s recently released second album on rootsy label Signature Sounds: Here, the Brooklyn-based singer presents a collection of six covers and one original that pays homage to the totemic men who shaped the genre, claiming their contributions for the distaff branch of the Americana family tree but still leaving room for matriarchal figure Bonnie Raitt’s “Give It Up or Let Me Go.” -Aiden Levy | Village Voice
  • Smallpools et al. at Granada Theatre

    Beat Lawrence
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:34 pm
    SmallpoolsMagic ManAppearing at Granada Theatre (Lawrence, KS) on Monday, November 10, 2014 …read more    
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    Indiecision: Music Magazine: Indian indie music News, MP3s, Interviews, Videos, Giveaways, Awesomeness

  • Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2014 Lineup Announced

    Indiecision
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    The Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2014 will take place in four cities starting with Kolkata (November 1,2), Bangalore (November 8, 9), Pune (November 21, 22, 23), and finally culminating in Delhi (November 29, 30). From some swell indie rockers, and electronic producers to metal kingpins and manic alt-rock groups – this year’s lineup has a host of fresh faces playing the festival for the first time ever. Lineup announcements have been pouring in on social media all day today courtesy a host of artists playing the festival this year, announcing one another on Facebook and Twitter. And…
  • Watch: Indian Anthem Project

    Indiecision
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am
    Indian Anthem Project is a video comprising audio-visual snippets of Indians from across the globe, singing the national anthem. A small self-realisation made singer-songwriter Sharanya Natrajan embark on this rather difficult-to-accomplish project, along with the help of a few friends. According to Natrajan, she picked up singing as a profession quite later on in life. However, a random conversation made her realise that she sang the national anthem and Vande Mataram in her school, on the microphone, for seven years – and that’s when her journey with singing began. Natrajan told us…
  • Swarathma Contribute to Basement Jaxx’s ‘Power to the People’

    Shunashir Sen
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:43 am
    Felix Buxton, one half of Basement Jaxx, had questioned the purpose of music in the larger scheme of things, in a Guardian article published in October last year. “If it’s not doing any good, it’s just like having cake. It (music) is just pleasure,” he’d told the reporter. That philosophy is visible in a track on Basement Jaxx’s upcoming album, Junto. Called ‘Power to the People’, the song is more of a project, with musicians, film-makers and artists from across the map having been invited to contribute to the eventual video. The completed track is aimed for World…
  • Modern Mafia to Release New Single on August 18

    Ritwik Deshpande
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    Back in the day, the mafia laundered money, bootlegged liquor, ran protection rackets, organized robberies and did just about everything apart from purveying semi-catchy pop-rock tunes. Turns out that times have changed — the Modern Mafia’s number one occupation seems to have switched to doing just that. After waging war with heavily armed and fast-encroaching sheep, the Mumbai-based four-piece have decided to pay tribute to the single most notable member of the James-Younger Gang — the prolific bank and stagecoach robber Jesse James. The single, titled ‘Gunslinger’, will be…
  • Watch: ‘Soldier’s Love’ – Indo Gypsies

    Indiecision
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    Mumbai sextet Indo Gypsies, who won the India Fest Channel [V] Launch Pad in 2013, released a video today for their track ‘Soldier’s Love’. This song is a part of their five-track, self-titled debut EP that was released in 2012 (stream it here). The group calls itself a contemporary fusion/folk/world music outfit and was formed in 2011 when they were together in an engineering college. Last June, they performed at The Secret Garden Weekend Festival in Pune. The four-and-a-half minute long video of ‘Soldier’s Love’, as the title of the track suggests, is about the…
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    BoldAsLove.us

  • WATCH: Tamar-Kali — “Pearl” (album version)

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

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

    Rob Fields
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    We are thrilled to announce that our books editor and Sundays @… curator Bridgett M. Davis will have her second novel, Into The Go-Slow published on Tuesday, September 9 via Feminist Press.  Her debut novel was 2004′s Shifting Through Neutral.  Here’s a quick synopsis: In 1987 Detroit, twenty-one-year-old Angie passes time working in a mall and watching sitcoms with her mom. But beneath the surface, she is consumed by thoughts of her sister’s death years earlier in Nigeria. Ella had introduced Angie to Black Power and a vision of returning to Africa. On impulse, Angie…
  • REVIEW – “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”

    Rob Fields
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    There’s a feeling that you get from a photograph. Multiple feelings. These stem from emotional or physical connections to the subject, to the setting, angle, tone, imagination, and even size of the photo. This is regardless of it being from 100 years ago or one day ago, on paper or on a digital screen. Yet, one can imagine that for most people it is how the photo reflects who you are that brings the most distinct feelings. However, when dealing with the African-American and African diaspora, the problem is that the way many of us perceive ourselves is defined by the hegemonic forces of…
  • REVIEW–”Finding Fela”: An Intimate Look At The Musical Icon

    Rob Fields
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
      I found Fela last night. I found him at the New York premiere of the arresting doc about his life, Finding Fela, directed by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney, and with a driving soundtrack by Fela Anikulapo Kuti himself. The brilliance of Finding Fela is in the juxtaposition of director Bill T. Jones’ tale of his efforts to bring the Afrobeat pioneer’s larger-than-life story to the most improbable of places — Broadway, against a rendering of Fela’s life as told by the people who knew him, loved him and committed their lives to his vision. The film’s effect is…
 
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    Heather Fenoughty

  • What I’ve Learned (so far) from Scoring ‘The White Whale’: Part 3

    Heather
    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

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

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

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

    Heather
    27 Feb 2014 | 2:10 am
    Time is flying by, and we’re already nearing March of a year that feels like it only began a week ago. I’ve been working on Red Star’s latest animation this month, in a very different music style to my normal orchestral/sound-designy schtick! ‘Tis alway nice to have a challenge. Next month brings with it more new and lovely challenges: preparatory work with Slung Low for the music of The White Whale and the V&A’s Venetian Masquerade exhibition starts in earnest. I’m also putting together a pitch for a film (keep your fingers crossed for me!) and…
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    NewMusicBox

  • The Media and the Message

    Dean C. Minderman
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Knowing the specifics about each media outlet in your area can help you to target your communications more effectively. And there’s no real reason one has to choose between traditional and social media; a comprehensive communications plan should include both.
  • Robert Honstein: Oblique Strategies

    Frank J. Oteri
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    One of the themes Robert Honstein frequently comes back to in his pieces is technology and how it impacts on our lives, yet ironically his music thus far has been anything but high-tech. Aside from the occasional electric guitar or electric bass, Honstein's timbral palette consists predominantly of acoustic instruments. If that somehow seems contradictory, it’s more a by-product of his being attuned to the world we currently live in but not feeling straitjacketed by it.
  • New Music USA Requesting Feedback on Project Grants

    New Music USA
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    A brief list of questions has been posted to collect your thoughts on the application experience, your use of the site, areas for further development, and anything else you’d like to share.
  • Sounds Heard: J.C. Sanford Orchestra—Views From The Inside

    Alexandra Gardner
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    Composer-trombonist-conductor JC Sanford's recent release Views From The Inside on Whirlwind Recordings delivers loads of aural surprises wrapped up in layers of jazz orchestra.
  • British Report on Commissioning Fees Inspires Concern

    NewMusicBox Staff
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Sound and Music, a national agency for new music in Britain, has conducted a survey of 466 composers designed to explore the economic challenges facing the creation of new work. Average fee per commission in 2013: £1,392.
 
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    Rock Sound All Updates

  • 12 Photos Of Tonight Alive Looking Utterly Fearsome At Leeds 2014

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    Our boy Mark Forrer snuck on stage for Tonight Alive's Leeds Festival set this afternoon. Good thing he did, because now we've got a Jenna's-eye view of the main arena. LOVELY. Keep tabs on all of the Reading & Leeds action today on our live updates page. View the full gallery »
  • What We DID See: The Story So Far Kick Off Leeds Festival 2014

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    The gates are open and Leeds 2014 just kicked off with some good old pop-punk. Well done, The Story So Far - you came out swinging. Keep tabs on all of the Reading & Leeds festival action today on our live updates page. View the full gallery »
  • Reading & Leeds 2014: Friday Review + Rolling Updates

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:44 am
    It's finally here! We're on site at Leeds all weekend and this page is your one-stop show for all of the photos, videos, reviews and more from Friday. Stick around, because we've got The Story So Far, Tonight Alive, Young Guns, Papa Roach, Sleeping With Sirens, Neck Deep, A Day To Remember, You Me At Six, The Wonder Years, Every Time I Die and Blink-182 to come! Continue reading on Rock Sound »
  • All Time Low + You Me At Six Announce Enormous Arena Co-Headline Tour

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:51 am
    Yep, this is a thing that's actually happening. And the London date hits The O2 on Valentine's Day 2015! Continue reading on Rock Sound »
  • The Pierce The Veil / Sleeping With Sirens World Tour Is Coming To Europe!

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:17 am
    Remember how Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil announced a world co-headlining tour the other week and everyone was really sad because there were no UK dates? Well, it's time. Continue reading on Rock Sound »
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    The Journal of Gospel Music

  • iGospel Music Announces Music Cruise

    Bob Marovich
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Click on image for a closer look! The post iGospel Music Announces Music Cruise appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • Smokie Norful – Forever Yours

    Bob Marovich
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Smokie Norful Forever Yours Tre Myles Music / Motown Gospel (2014) www.motowngospel.com By Bob Marovich Grammy Award-winning vocalist Smokie Norful burst upon the national stage in 2002 with the breakout hit, “I Need You Now.” The song, featuring Norful’s trademark melismatic tenor, not only garnered significant gospel radio airplay, but also made the playlist of nighttime Quiet Storm programming. A licensed minister even before his solo career took flight, Norful founded Victory Cathedral Worship Center in suburban Chicago in 2005 and has released at least three recorded sermons.
  • Preachers of L.A.: New Season, Same Drama

    Bob Marovich
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    “Preachers of L.A.” Oxygen New Season Starts Wednesday, August 20 10/9C By Bob Marovich “Preachers of L.A.,” the reality series featuring six successful Los Angeles-based pastors and their families, enters its second season today on Oxygen. Bishop Noel Jones, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Jay Haizlip, Pastor Wayne Chaney, and Bishop Ron Gibson are back with more drama. The opening episode centers on the newly-married Deitrick and Dominique Haddon’s “sip and see,” a house party to introduce their new baby daughter, Denver Monroe, to…
  • Efforts to launch first gospel radio station in Cypress underway – Your Houston News: Living

    Bob Marovich
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Efforts to launch first gospel radio station in Cypress underway – Your Houston News: Living. The post Efforts to launch first gospel radio station in Cypress underway – Your Houston News: Living appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • JGM Pick of the Week: August 19, 2014

    Bob Marovich
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    “So Easy to Love” Calvin Bridges Bringing It Back Home Music (2013) www.calvinbridges.org Chicago’s talented singer, songwriter, and choir director Calvin Bridges (“I Can Go To God In Prayer”) pens and sings a love ballad—to Jesus, to a significant other, to a parent, whatever fits the situation. The mood is sufficiently majestic and Winans-like, however, and Bridges’ singing so unassumingly genuine, that it’s not hard to identify it as primarily about the Most High. JGM posted the video of this song last fall, but it’s so lovely, we’re “bringing it back home”…
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    Art, Culture, Design, Fashion, Sound - strictlysocial.com

  • Music: Listen To Ryn Weaver’s Stellar Debut EP “Promises”

    Morgan Witt
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Music’s new mystery girl (meaning, there are only a few pictures of her floating around on the web unless you give her a follow on Instagram) is an incredibly talented (not to mention incredibly beautiful) 22-year-old singer/songwriter named Aryn Wüthrich. After deciding college wasn’t for her, she focused full time on music. Along the way […]
  • Style: DEADSTOCK Set To Be World’s First Coffee & Sneaker Gallery (Kickstarter)

    Morgan Witt
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Portland, Oregon is ranked Top 3 in cities for coffee shops in the United States. It also happens to be next door to the center of the sneaker universe as Nike’s global headquarters is just a few miles away in Beaverton. So it makes sense that someone would eventually take the reigns and find a […]
  • Music: Watch Todd Terje’s Epic Live Performance From Norway’s Øya Festival 2014

    Morgan Witt
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Norwegian DJ, songwriter, and producer Todd Terje (Terje Olsen) blessed the crowd at his native Norway’s Øya Festival with an epic one-off big band live performance. The seventy-five minute headlining set includes hits such as “Ragysh” and “Inspector Norse” as well as tunes from recently released cosmic disco masterpiece, “It’s Album Time.” Good lord this […]
  • Style: GREATS Unveils “The Royale” Sneaker

    Morgan Witt
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    In coordination with the brand’s one year anniversary, Brooklyn-based GREATS unveils their latest, “The Royale.” Hand crafted in Civitanova, Italy, “The Royale” provides style and luxury at an affordable price. They tapped some of Italy’s top tanneries to source only the highest grade Vachetta leathers. “The Royale” is set to come in four different colors: […]
  • Tech: Pioneer Launches DDJ-SX2 With Serato Flip & DVS Compatibility

    Morgan Witt
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:57 pm
    A few days ago, Pioneer officially launched the Pioneer DDJ-SX2, an evolution of the DDJ-SX Serato controller that adds in hardware compatibility for the latest from Serato: Serato Flip and Serato DVS. Practically identical to it’s predecessor, the SX2 includes a couple of new bells and whistles including multi-colored cue point LEDs on the performance […]
 
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    Hooks and HarmonyHooks and Harmony

  • Athens, GA: 25 years later

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

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

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

    Peter Lee
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Taylor Swift has always been applauded for her songwriting - it's rare, especially in country music, for singers to actually write their own songs, especially at the tender age of 15. But now that Swift is 24, she has about a decade of songwriting experience. What does she write about? (Duh - ex-boyfriends) Has her songwriting improved? I undertook a quick textual analysis of her lyrics, complete with word clouds, to see what it is Swift actually writes about. Since Swift has released four albums, I divided the albums into a timeline of two albums each: 2006-2008, and 2010-2012, to measure…
  • Brainwashing My Kids: Is it Failing?

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

  • 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…
  • The FeedBlitz REST API

    Phil Hollows
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    The REST API is an XML-based API. It is, like FeedBlitz itself, complex and at times may be challenging to use. For simple use cases, such as integrating a FeedBlitz subscription mechanism into your site or service, we recommend using one of the APIs I’ve already covered this week, or a plugin / widget that has already done the work for you. If you’re building such a plugin, widget or tool, then depending on your use cases you may need to delve into the REST API in some depth. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level:…
  • The FeedBlitz Simple API: Adding Subscriptions Programmatically

    Phil Hollows
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you’re a plugin developer, PHP guru, or a web programmer who wants to do more with FeedBlitz but the REST API is daunting, we’re rolling out a new set of features in a “Simple” API that is much easier to use.  This API needs an API key, which you can get here after you log in. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level: Intermediate Good for: Adding a subscriber from a popup, plugin, or web site back end The function of this “Simple” API is to start the FeedBlitz dual opt-in process for…
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    FeedBlitz News

  • 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…
  • The FeedBlitz REST API

    Phil Hollows
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    The REST API is an XML-based API. It is, like FeedBlitz itself, complex and at times may be challenging to use. For simple use cases, such as integrating a FeedBlitz subscription mechanism into your site or service, we recommend using one of the APIs I’ve already covered this week, or a plugin / widget that has already done the work for you. If you’re building such a plugin, widget or tool, then depending on your use cases you may need to delve into the REST API in some depth. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level:…
  • The FeedBlitz Simple API: Adding Subscriptions Programmatically

    Phil Hollows
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you’re a plugin developer, PHP guru, or a web programmer who wants to do more with FeedBlitz but the REST API is daunting, we’re rolling out a new set of features in a “Simple” API that is much easier to use.  This API needs an API key, which you can get here after you log in. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level: Intermediate Good for: Adding a subscriber from a popup, plugin, or web site back end The function of this “Simple” API is to start the FeedBlitz dual opt-in process for…
 
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    CoolHunter RSS Feed

  • Samovar Tea Bar - San Francisco

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Although there is not a samovar in sight – neither anything resembling the ornate boiler of tea water - the two-month-old Samovar tea bar in The Mission area of San Francisco is most decidedly dedicated to tea. This is the fourth Samovar in owner Jesse Jacobs’ little empire (the other three are also in San Francisco), and clearly different from the others which are more traditional tea houses. The Mission Samovar is a feast for the eyes and soul in its fine minimalist balance. What is NOT there makes this altar of tea-time contemplation so incredibly beautiful. The antidote to the…
  • Science Cafe Library by Anna Wigandt

    9 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A science and engineering museum’s café project inspired interior designer and photographer Anna Wigandt to create a cool space for enjoyment and study, but she also invented a few products of her own. The Science Cafe & Library is located in Wigandt’s home town, Chişinău (formerly known as Kishinev), the capital city of Moldova on the river Bîc. The main features of the self-serve café and library are the jigsaw-puzzle table and the book displays. The table’s inspiration, according to Wigandt, was German astronomer Johannes Kepler’s 1596…
  • Weekend Music Playlist 20

    6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
  • CJ Hendry IT Bag Series - Drawn With A Pen

    3 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    CJ Hendry is an exceptionally talented artist. Plain and simple. She has blown us away and created a major reaction among the art-buying public. Her large-scale, black-and-white, pen-on-paper images are simply astonishing. They are so incredibly detailed and perfect that it is hard to believe that they are in fact unique, one-of-a-kind works of art, and not reproductions of a photograph.   CJ Hendry’s creative process starts with the selection of the object, continues with taking more than 100 photographs of the object to discover the shadows and angles that best present the…
  • San Pierre - Silver Plated Nuts and Bolts Artwork

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Like shiny specks of sunlight reflecting off of a lake or a field of snow, San Pierre’s three distinctive pieces of wall art convey a sense of illumination, transparency and tension.   Each piece consists of a gentle halo of shimmery thread, circling a digitally printed disk of graded pastel color.   The 3D aspect of these 100cm x 100cm works draws attention, and attracts light in interesting variations.   At different times of the day, or in different lighting conditions, the work appears slightly altered. The shadows of the thread grow longer and darker, the colour in…
 
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    Jake Owen - News

  • Illinois and Indiana Pre-Sales

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Heads up Jake fans! 2 More concerts have just been announced, and Jake Owen Fan Club members will get first access to pre-sale tickets for the dates below starting Tuesday, August 19th at 10am local venue time. No password is needed, but you must have an active jakeowen.net Fan Club account. Not a member? Join today! Be the first to purchase tickets for the following Days of Gold Tour dates: 9/20 Rockford, IL @ BMO Harris Bank Center 10/10 Terre Haute, IN @ ISU Hulman Center For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Events Page. From www.jakeowen.net
  • UPDATED - Milwaukee, WI Jake Owen Fan Club Pre-Sale!

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Heads up Wisconsin! We apologize for the inconvenience, but the pre-sale time for this event has been changed. Jake will be coming to Milwaukee on October 16th, and Jake Owen Fan Club members will get first access to pre-sale tickets for the date below starting Wednesday, August 13th at 10am local venue time. No password is needed, but you must have an active jakeowen.net Fan Club account. Not a Member? Join today! Be the first to purchase tickets for the following Days Of Gold Tour date: 10/16 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave/Eagles Club For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Events Page. From…
  • JAKE OWEN DEBUTS “WHAT WE AIN’T GOT” ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! TUESDAY, AUG. 5

    4 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    NASHVILLE, TN (August 4, 2014) Country star Jake Owen will debut his brand new single What We Aint Got on ABCs Jimmy Kimmel Live! tomorrow, Tuesday (8/5) at 11:35P ET/ 10:35P CT. Jake will also make a special appearance on E!s Chelsea Lately and perform his latest #1, Platinum-certified smash on ABCs CMA Music Festival: Countrys Night to Rock the same night, Tuesday (8/5). What We Aint Got will hit Country radio airwaves nationwide August 11th and is featured on the talented singers latest album Days Of Gold, which also includes the lively fan-favorite Days of Gold and top selling song of the…
  • JAKE OWEN TO HOST 8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    ENCINO, CA (July 31, 2014) Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing that country music star Jake Owen will host the 8th Annual ACM HONORS, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00pm at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Tickets priced at $40.00 will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CST on Friday, August 1, 2014. This is Owens first time hosting the event…
  • COUNTRY STARS SHINE ON “CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK,” AIRING TUESDAY, AUG. 5 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    CMA Music Festival: Countrys Night to Rock is your front-row seat to the hottest concert performances of the summer. Hosted for the second time by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town, the three-hour special airs Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Filmed during the sold-out CMA Music Festival in June, the special spotlights Americas music in the epicenter of the format Nashville and features full-scale stadium performances by Little Big Town, Tim McGraw with special guest Faith Hill, Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, and Zac Brown Band with special guest…
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    Latest News

  • Watch Jennifer Hudson’s Fuse TV Interview

    spensa
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    Jennifer sat down with Fuse TV’s Trending 10 and spoke about her new single “It’s Your World” featuring R. Kelly, what it feels like to hear one of her songs on the radio and more! Watch it all below.  Language United States Tweet
  • Listen To “Dangerous” On VEVO

    spensa
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    Language United States In case you missed the premiere of Jennifer’s new track “Dangerous”, take a listen on VEVO below.  Tweet
  • Watch Jennifer In The Making Of “Dangerous”

    spensa
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    #TeamJHUD check out the first unlocked video of the making of Jennifer’s new track “Dangerous” off her upcoming album Language United States Tweet
  • Calling #TeamJHud

    adminn
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Alright #TeamJHud it’s time to unlock some video content!! Just start using the #TeamJHud hashtag and enter here for a chance to win an autographed CD or an exclusive #TeamJHUD shirt!! Language Undefined Tweet
  • Listen To Jennifer’s New Track “Dangerous” On Rap-Up

    spensa
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Language United States Rap-Up premiered Jennifer’s new track “Dangerous” today! Take a listen below and be sure to pre-order your copy of JHUD today.  Tweet
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    Sarah's Musical Kitchen

  • Southwest Chicken & Black Bean Nachos

    Sarah Sellers
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Yesterday was pretty glorious…and by glorious, I mean lazy! I’m usually gigging on Sunday afternoons and after a late night gig on Saturday it can be pretty exhausting. Since I had the day off yesterday I figured I would do absolutely nothing and get some rest. So for dinner I opened up some wine and the refrigerator and threw some ingredients together for this delicious plate of nachos. I’m notorious for buying too many groceries so this was a perfect recipe to use up some leftover chicken, beans and veggies. I spent a little more time adding ingredients to each chip…
  • Red Wine Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese Tartlets

    Sarah Sellers
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    I’ve been out of the kitchen for quite a while and I have seriously missed it. This lovely little recipe landed in my inbox from my favorite blog, The Simply Luxurious Life, and I was instantly inspired. I didn’t change a thing and it turned out absolutely delicious. I’m obsessed with caramelized onions and the flavor of the wine soaked onions and thyme paired so beautifully with the tangy goat cheese and flaky puff pastry. It’s the perfect appetizer or mid day snack. I ate one cold the day after and the flavors were so bold and scrumptious! So add this to your list…
  • Lana Del Rey Brought the Fandom to Grand Prairie, Texas [Review]

    Sarah Sellers
    26 Apr 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Disclaimer 1: I am a Lana Del Rey fan Disclaimer 2: I am a singer When I first heard Lana Del Rey’s breakout single “Video Games” I have to admit…I wasn’t completely sold, but I was definitely intrigued. Her seductive tone and alto range was different and refreshing next to the powerhouse vocal stylings we’ve seemingly come to expect from female pop vocalists. She’s no Beyonce or Ariana Grande, she’s Lana. And the throng of screeching teenage girls at Wednesday night’s show proved that Lana doesn’t need to prove herself to anyone.
  • Little Girl of Mine

    Sarah Sellers
    16 Mar 2014 | 9:57 am
    Originally posted on Saturday Soul: Life happens and sometimes it happens rough.  It’s like being out on the sea when a storm blows up and there is no where you can go or hide.  You simply have to batten down the hatches and ride out the storm.  Life is like that.  Many years ago I went through a terrible divorce that tore my family apart.  And like any divorce where children are involved, my beautiful babies suffered for the mistakes of their grownup parents.  My daughter was only 10 at the time and my son was a young 13 year old.  We were ripped apart.  The pain was nearly…
  • New video! The Way You Love Me – Acoustic Performance!

    Sarah Sellers
    23 Jan 2014 | 6:00 am
    I am soooo excited to share my new single with you guys on Valentine’s Day. I am absolutely in love with this track and since the origins of the song started with an acoustic guitar and vocals, I thought I’d put together an acoustic version for you guys. I had a blast shooting this at the beautiful Majestic Theater in Dallas with the amazing Justin Goode, Steven Reeves and of course, Josh Goode on guitar. Check it out, let me know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to download the single on Valentine’s Day!
 
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    Contrapuntist

  • Janis Japlin Honored With Forever Stamp

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

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

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

    Viola da Voce
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Today, I watched an adorable video of  a guy playfully using his cat as a mute for his euphonium. As a musician and an animal lover, I’m a sucker for videos like these. It inspired me to search for even more videos of animals enjoying and making music. Here are the nine best videos I […]
  • 2Cellos Plays Mumford and Sons By a Croatian Waterfall

    Viola da Voce
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    2Cellos (Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser) has just released a cover of Mumford and Sons’ “I Will Wait”. The duo filmed the video on a bridge in front of some spectacular waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. Check out the gorgeous music and breathtaking scenery below.
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    RELEVANT Magazine

  • Tim Keller

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    This week we talk to one of our favorite theologians, authors and pastors, Tim Keller. Plus, we unveil some new plans for the show, catch up on Shauna's summer, play another round of table topic cards and introduce you to Jesse's evil siamese twin sister.
  • Jimmy Fallon Did Us All a Favor and Just Started Making Up Good News

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    It's been a rough week for news, both at home and abroad, and even the unfailingly smiley Jimmy Fallon was forced to admit that things are pretty bad out there. Never one to take bad news lying down, Fallon decided to just straight up lie, and recruited a few news stories that aren't necessarily true, but, hey, it'd be nice if they were. Thanks, Jimmy. We feel better all ready ...
  • Having Bane at Your Wedding Is a Necessary Evil

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Back in 2011, Rich Walsh and his bride found their Pittsburgh wedding to be the site of a reckoning. The Dark Knight Rises was filming around the corner from the site of their nuptials, peppering their vows with all manner of explosions and Bat-goings on. Allegedly, all the commotion frustrated the couple, which is weird, because it sounds awesome. In any case, Tom Hardy (Bane) stopped by to try in his charming wedding attire to smooth things over, and the crew even let the couple pose for a few pictures with the Batmobile, so the wedding ended up being a happy one ...
  • What the Bleep Does the Bible Say About Profanity?

    prestonsprinkle
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    Political correctness, vulgarity and the scandalous nature of God's Word. One of my favorite and most uncomfortable memories as a Bible professor was when I had Old Testament scholar, Tremper Longman, give a guest lecture on the Song of Songs. Tremper specializes in ancient near Eastern love poetry. No, he’s not some creepy old guy who gets off on ancient erotic fiction. He’s an authority on the Song of Songs, and he interprets the biblical Song in light of other ancient love poems—as it should be.
  • 9 Social Justice Books to Read This Fall

    cchristophersmith
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    It's never too early to start planning your fall reading list. When we think of social justice, we typically think of action, and action is certainly vital, but we also need study and reflection to help us understand the complexity that surrounds any given issue. Here are nine new and upcoming books that span a wide range of social justice issues and will be worth reading this fall. The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence by Gary A. Haugen and Victor Boutros (Oxford University Press)
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    Salsa101

  • Doug Beavers on Salsa-101

    admin
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Doug Beavers , the Johnny Appleseed of Latin Music ! When you talk about music, It’s not just about the music. It’s about the cultivation, the preservation, and the presentation of the art. And if your talk about Salsa music, your are talking about our culture, our heritage and our life style. Doug Beavers a multi-talented musicians, doesn’t just concentrate of the technical side of his instrument, he embraces music with a 360 degree point of approach, that allows him to transcend his skills as a musician beyond the performing stage. He writes, composes, arranges, teaches music, and…
  • Harry Trinidad presents Salsa in The Catskills 2014

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Salsa in the Catskills in 2014 Harry Trinidad’s Catskills Events is all about Good Times, Fond Memories, and AWESOME Salsa music. Treat yourself and maybe your family to a mini Salsa vacation. Lots of fun things to do during the day at The Catskills, then dance the night away with Grammy Award winner, Eddie Montalvo Salsa band and the sophisticated sounds of the New Swing Sextet. Then sleep and relax in one of the pampered rooms at The Catskills. A win win event for the whole family.. visithttp://www.salsainthecatskills.com for MORE info. HIGHLY recommended ! Salsa-101 400 Granite Road…
  • Salsa in the Catskills in 2014

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    Salsa in the Catskills in 2014 400 Granite Road Kerhonkson N.Y. Harry Trinidad 914.469.9301 Carlos Santiago 917.553.4398 email: TRINIH2@comcast.net email: CSANTIAGO2009@aol.com Friday August 15th > Sunday August 17th Eddie Montalvo New Swing Sextet Join Carlos Santiago as he teams up with Harry Trinidad from Salsa Picante Productions for the 5th annual Salsa in the Catskills Weekend Spectacular. Live bands, Grammy nominated “The New Swing Sextet” and Latin Grammy winner “Eddie Montalvo and His Big Band” New rock bottom price starting at only $350 per person based on…
  • Frankie Morales – Leña al Cuero (NEW Single release)

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Piano – Chiemi Nakai Bajo- Maximo Rodriquez Trombone- Jose Davila Baritone & Tenor Sax- Carl Corwin Trumpet- Anibal Martinez Conga, Bongo & Campana- Carly Maldonado Timbal- Chino Nunez Coro’s- Willie Ruiz, Yoko y Eddie Rosado Composer Noel Vargas/ Arranger Willie Ruiz VMP Records Note: This is a downloadable file from SoundCloud, thanks to Mr. Frankie Morales !     ***** The meaning of ‘follow through’:   to continue a stroke or motion to the end of its arc The stroke or motion is the recordings Frankie Morales has participated in, or produced…
  • Concierto, SONIDO BESTIAL, a KAMBUCHE & Latin Fire Production

    admin
    24 May 2014 | 10:53 am
    Foto courtesy of: http://www.eldiariony.com/Richie-Ray-y-Bobby-Cruz:-50-anos-de-pura-salsa KAMBUCHE presents Concierto, SONIDO BESTIAL One of Frank Sinatra’s most memorable iconic song is “I Did It My Way” . It’s a song that many like to adopt as their song, as a way of signifying that their life, contributions and deads meant something and made a difference.. Well that is exactly what Richey Ray & Bobby Cruz have done during their 50 year career, if not their whole lives, they’ve been doing it their way ! Fifty five years ago Richey Ray , a classically trained pianist from…
 
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    The Round Table Online

  • Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Martin Garrix, and Bassnectar Headline Something Wicked Festival in Houston

    Jayvee
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
        The official lineup for Something Wicked Music Festival, Texas’s largest Halloween themed electronic dance music festival, has been announced courtesy of Disco Donnie Presents and NightCulture. Headliners include Bassnectar, Dillon Francis, Martin Garrix and Kaskade. The two-day event kicks off with Bassnectar and Dillion Francis at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday October 25th. Then Kaskade and Martin Garrix perform on October 26th. In addition to the big-name headliners, the lineup includes over 40 acts such as: A-Trak, Art Department, Borgore, Bro Safari, Cedric…
  • Photo Gallery: The Antlers Perform in LA for Pandora Presents

    Jayvee
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    The Antlers performs onstage during Pandora Presents The Antlers at StubHub’s Next Stage at Mack Sennett Studios on August 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Pandora)   On Friday, August 15th, The Antlers put on a free concert for an audience of Pandora listeners in Los Angeles. The concert was invite-only courtesy of Pandora Presents music series and attendees were treated to a limited-edition event poster, open bar and the opportunity to see the trio perform at Mack Sennett Studios, the legendary Old Hollywood studio. Peter…
  • Javier Dunn Releases Lyric Video for New Single “Just Like Dreaming”

    Jayvee
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Just over a year after the release of his full-length album, Trails, singer-songwriter Javier Dunn gives us a new single, “Just Like Dreaming.” On “Just Like Dreaming,” Dunn continues to explore the electro-pop influences and techniques that he experimented with on previous singles “Couple of Drinks” and “Here’s The Thing” from Trails. The swirling layers of synths, which constantly rush behind Dunn’s etheral voice and background ad-libs, give the song a hazy vibe we can’t seem to get enough of. One listen is not nearly…
  • Video: HBO Releases Trailer for On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z

    Jayvee
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    We’re nearly a month out from the premiere of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s first HBO concert event and the cable network has just released a trailer for their On The Run Tour special. The clip runs just shy of one-minute in length and opens with Beyoncé in a jazz club seducing Jay in the audience with a rendition of “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” before cutting to footage of the actual tour itself. While the trailer is sure to get you hyped for the concert special, it also does a fantastic job at reconfirming that Jay is more than happy to play a supporting role to his…
  • The Gaslight Anthem Release New Album Get Hurt and Music Video for Title Track

    Jayvee
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    Gaslight Anthem just released their fifth studio album, Get Hurt, and it’s quite possibly the band’s most dark, brooding, and polarizing release to date. And while Get Hurt is easily one of the band’s most stylized records to date, it’s hard to swallow the “departure” label that many critics have bestowed on the album. Like much of the band’s back catalog, Get Hurt states its theme upfront (usually in title) and then hammers it home through the course of the entire album. This time the theme is heartbreak as lead singer Brian Fallon comes to terms…
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    As The World Spins

  • DJ Jelly @ Down n Durty / August 16th

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

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

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

    DJ Hotsauce
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:46 am
    Like each and every month you can now stream my 2 hour radio mix set for German station Puls. The show comes on every first Saturday of each month at 10 pm. You can tune in live at www.deinpuls.de
  • Red Bull Sound Select ATL tonight @ The Earl

    DJ Hotsauce
    12 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    Red Bull Sound Select returns to the ATL tonight, June 12th @The Earl in East Atlanta Village. Tonight will be showcasing Jeff The Brotherhood, Turf War and Small Reactions. Red Bull Sound Select is a long-term initiative celebrating local music and the people who push it forward: hard working artists, passionate fans, and tastemakers who shape the scene. Every month, Red Bull collaborates with local curators to promote emerging talent by teaming them up with prominent artists. The resulting showcase blends genres breaks the music industry mold by bringing exposure to those who deserve…
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    piranha bay

  • 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. 
  • On Traveling (Part 2)

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:17 am
    After I published my first post on traveling1, I got some feedback, thoughts, and questions from a couple of people who read it. I decided it was only fair to them and myself if I properly conveyed the conversations we had as a result, while also giving me more of an elaborate way to respond to these comments. Travel allows you to see exploitation happening, but this requires also a host of other experiences, e.g., education, lived experience of oppression, some kind of dialogue about it or coming-to-consciousness of wider structural forces. Most people don’t have access to that, even…
  • "A lot of them tried to tell themselves they were still punk as fuck, but it’s hard to morally..."

    13 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    “A lot of them tried to tell themselves they were still punk as fuck, but it’s hard to morally reconcile the thing where you listen to Fugazi on the way to your job where you help find new ways to trick people into giving up their data to advertisers. Most people don’t even bother. They just compartmentalize.” - Everyone I Know is Brokenhearted
  • Diversity of the cultural ecology is a desirable state of affairs, especially in opposition to the...

    8 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Diversity of the cultural ecology is a desirable state of affairs, especially in opposition to the accelerating trend toward the uniform digitalization of all sensory experience, wherein an electronic “reader” stands between experience and observation, and all manifestation is encoded identically. Wabi-Sabi, Leanord Koren It is shocking how homogenous pop-design has become on our screen. There is certainly interesting stuff happening, but those fall more within the sphere of art than of design, and it makes me wonder. 
  • There will come a day when we attain representation and fair treatment as a rule rather than an...

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    There will come a day when we attain representation and fair treatment as a rule rather than an exception, but until then, we need to let our peers know when and where they will be safe and appreciated. If tech wants to continue to advance scientifically and economically at its historical rate, it will need to advance culturally first. We are supposed to be the cutting edge, after all. "Females" in Open Source A series of really well written articles in this Model View Culture issue on Open Source. Super excited about this magazine, and so happy it is happening. 
 
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    Flavorwire » Music

  • The 6 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: J. Cole, Charli XCX

    Jillian Mapes
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Sorry, Taylor Swift, but you did not have one of the best new songs of the week. Charli XCX  — ‘Break The Rules’ Charli XCX dethrones herself, via Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” for the title of bad-behavior pop anthem. Dark dance-pop rarely, if ever, channels Blur’s “Song 2.” Charli XCX’s sophomore album, Sucker, is out October 21. – J. Cole — “Be Free” As far as reactionary art in realtime goes, J. Cole’s response to the Michael Brown shooting is as poignant as it gets. As the shitshow in Ferguson continues to…
  • Flavorwire’s Official VMAs 2014 Drinking Game

    Jillian Mapes
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy one-year anniversary to the moment Miley Cyrus killed twerk! Oh yeah, and there’s another Video Music Awards upon us. They air at 9 p.m. Sunday (August 24) on MTV, and the performers include Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, and more. Here are a bunch of ways to drink along with the VMAs. POUR UP (DRANK) if…  - A presenter makes a bad joke/pun about someone being “Fancy.” (This is a trick, all “Fancy”-related jokes/puns are terrible.) - A presenter calls Beyoncé flawless or Queen Bey, or suggests she runs the…
  • Henry Rollins, Spectacular Dick, Criticizes Robin Williams for Committing Suicide

    Jillian Mapes
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Henry Rollins wrote a LA Weekly column titled “Fuck Suicide.” I’m sure you can imagine which recent celebrity death he uses as his inspiration. Rollins’ big sticking point is that Robin Williams had kids: “How in the hell could you possibly do that to your children? I don’t care how well adjusted your kid might be — choosing to kill yourself, rather than to be there for that child, is every shade of awful, traumatic and confusing. I think as soon as you have children, you waive your right to take your own life. No matter what mistakes you make in life, it…
  • Watch the Trailer for Dave Grohl’s American Music Documentary Series, ‘Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways’

    Elisabeth Donnelly
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    The Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album is coming out in November, and what better way to celebrate that than with an eight-part HBO docu-series, directed by Dave Grohl, that’s about America’s musical identity. From Nashville to Austin, Seattle to New Orleans, Grohl is taking on the musical history of each city, and documenting it. It starts on Friday, October 17th, and you can get your first glimpse below:
  • Boomer Audit: D.A. Pennebaker Invents the Music Festival in ‘Monterey Pop’

    Elisabeth Donnelly
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    When the “Boomer Audit” was scheduled as a theme week — absolutely fair as we’re hitting the 45th anniversary of Woodstock — I felt relatively skeptical about it, as I have been lucky enough to live a life devoid of boomer values infecting my everyday existence, at least when it comes to my immediate family. My parents were the Silent Generation, born between the World Wars. As a result, while my peers had parents who were ex-hippies, with books like How to Tell Your Kids No When You Said Yes on their bookshelves, well, my parents, slightly older than the other…
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    The Daily Swarm

  • DIIV's Zachary Cole Talks Arrest, Addiction...

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    From Stereogum: “I feel like there’s all this weird mythology that sort of surrounds me, and it distracts from the purity of the band,” he says. “If somebody mentioned DIIV, they wouldn’t hum the song, they’d be like, ’Oh yeah, the guy who got pulled over driving a stolen car with heroin in it.’ I really hate that.” DIIV began as an intentionally shadowy enterprise, but Smith has become far from anonymous over the past two years. “I never wanted my face or personality to be part of the band, but it became inevitable,” he says. “This next record I did want to reveal…
  • Watch: 10-Year-Old Adorably Shreds Slayer...

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    This 10-year-old playing Slayer’s “War Ensemble” is shocking in multiple ways. First, she’s doing it on a real guitar; second, holy crap her little sister is adorable in a way that we can actually stomach. Via Death and Taxes: She’s playing it along to the videogame “Rocksmith” which has users plug in to actual guitars to teach them real-life skills. Apparently, it works. Read and comment. From thedailyswarm.com.
  • Listen to Karen O's First Song Off Her Solo LP...

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    A solo LP from Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O is long overdue and, judging by her new song “Rapt,” Crush Songs is worth the wait. Via Brooklyn Vegan: “Rapt” is under two minutes of bedroom singer/songwriter stuff with no more than her roughly recorded voice and a few guitar chords. Watch the video, directed by her husband Barney Clay with production by her Stop the Virgens collaborator KK Barrett, below. Crush Songs is set for a September 9th release via Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records. Read and comment. From thedailyswarm.com.
  • The Other, Tolerable, Side of Ibiza's Music Scene...

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    From Pitchfork: The first face that welcomes me to the island of Ibiza is that of Dutch mega DJ Armin van Buuren, his teeth as white as the midday sun. As my eyes adjust to the intense light on this strip of land, the third largest of the Balearic Islands, other deputies of Ibiza emerge on massive billboards nearby: Steve Aoki, David Guetta, as well as super clubs like Booom! and Space. Judging by such signage, I could just as easily be in Las Vegas. The electronic musician I’m looking for at the Ibiza airport is unadvertised. Mark Barrott, who a generation ago made music under the name…
  • Could This Be the Soundsystem of the Future?

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    From Resident Advisor: Earlier this year, I traveled to Amsterdam to attend a unique listening party for one. Paul Oomen, the 31-year-old head of a project called 4DSOUND, picked me up at Amsterdam Centraal, where we hopped in a taxi and headed east. The quaint houses and canals of the city center gave way to newer apartment blocks and offices and, eventually, low-slung warehouses. The taxi dropped us off, and Oomen led me around the side of a warehouse through waist-high weeds growing by the water. At some point the brush got too thick, and we had to turn back and wind through the parking…
 
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    The Curious Brain

  • Vintage summertime

    thebrainbehind
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
          Just for not to get bored until I’m back from kasetophono.com! Have a great little summer
  • You know what I like about summer days?

    thebrainbehind
    2 Aug 2014 | 3:31 am
    Brain atrophy! The curious brain needs some rest and some really long long vacations, so no more posts for a while! Back with you all at some point in late August! Have a perfect summer and stay always Curious
  • JAWS returns!

    thebrainbehind
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Speedrun: Jaws in 60 seconds from 1A4 Studio
  • Centerfold

    thebrainbehind
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    this is just great! From M o t h e r. Via @yvynyl
  • The Quest for the Absolute – Lonely Superheroes

    thebrainbehind
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    The work of Benoit Lapray
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Greed is the Hardest Task Master

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

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

    Sarah Jakubowski
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 15:59 p.m. DST, 19 August 2014 DORON, BAGA, Nigeria — Sunday, Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped dozens of boys from the Nigerian village of Doron Baga. During the raid on the village, suspected Boko Haram dressed in police and military uniforms burned several houses and terrorized citizens […]
  • The Lost Children of FARC Guerrilla Fighters

    Allyson Cartwright
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:50 p.m. DST, 19 August 2014 BOGOTA, Colombia — On the heels of a grandmother’s reunion with her missing grandson after his kidnapping by the Argentinian army 36 years ago, a wider secret is beginning to unravel. Government and guerrilla forces alike in South America have, for decades, stolen infants […]
  • Beloved Actor Robin Williams, 63, Kills Himself

    Sarah Jakubowski
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:40 p.m. DST, 12 August 2014 TIBURON, California — Robin Williams, stand-up comedian and star of movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting was declared dead at his residence on August 11 at 12:02 pm. Fans were shocked to learn that the man who caused so […]
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    Evigshed Mag

  • Play Go Fishing Game ! Online or on your smartphone

    Sylvie Lesas
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    Need to relax. Here is the perfect game for you to play online on the website or on your smartphone. An underwater fishing trip ? Do you fancy ? Catch fishes by shooting bombs at them, try to catch the big ones for more points! This is a mobile HTML5 game, so you can even play it using your smartphone! For more game, check out http://shockblastapps.com Instructions Touch the screen to shoot a bomb
  • Play Hungry Bob Game !

    Sylvie Lesas
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Created by Indieboy games, Hungry Bob is a fun and addictive game. Play it online on the website. The game goal is to feed Bob, the turning head. The eaten balls will reappear in the game. More ball Bob eats, more you ‘ll get the higher score. You can buy the ball – paying with your score but the price of the ball increases. Can you reach the highest score  and beat all the 40 levels ? Don’t hesitate to become a fan on their facebook here. Instructions : Click the screen to open the door of balls. If you are annoyed, check out the section Online Games for other choices…
  • Thousand Foot Krutch ‘Oxygen : Inhale’ Album Review

    Sylvie Lesas
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    Thousand Foot Krutch will release their first new studio album Oxygen : Inhale in over two years,through The Fuel Music into all territories worldwide except Europe, where it releases through Hassle Records. The music speaks for itself. Their set of songs is stellar from beginning to end. Aside from being strong musically and lyrically, the melodies are infectious. TFK  delivers a different refreshing take on their sound, both original and engaging on the hip-hop/hard rock track Untraveled Road. The album also shows a natural progression  moving on from hip-hop/ funk/rock to a raw and…
  • Jessie J Announces New Album “Sweet Talker”

    Sylvie Lesas
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Jessie J. will release her new album Sweet Talker (Lava/Republic Records) on October 14th, 2014. The album will feature appearances from the album will feature appearances from the likes of 2 Chainz, De La Soul and American violinist Lindsay Sterling and was produced by the likes of Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya, Tricky, The Dream and more.“I have poured my heart and soul into this record,” says Jessie “I am so happy to finally be able to share it with the fans all over the world!”Pre-order it hereThe pre-order for the album is now live on iTunes. Everyone who participates in the…
  • Funky Catch Madness, A New Arcade Game Available Now

    Sylvie Lesas
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Evigshed ’s arcade game Funky Catchy Madness is available now on Amazon, Google Play, iPad ,Chrome and Windows. Dreamland, the country of sweets. Bees assault, wave after wave, bees are coming. The game goal is to catch as much bees and their flowers as possible in a limited time. Some of them are enemies and will decrease the number of collected flowers if you hit them. The game will keep you entertained with sounds, addictive and simple gameplay. Published by Evigshed inc, Funky Catch Madness is available on Amazon, Google Play, iPad , Chrome  Windows. Also get your copy…
 
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    Indie Actuary

  • Song of the Day: "Mirage Year" by Strand of Oaks

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Kind of a janky video of some guy playing the song on vinyl on to video, but the song is the business.For the first half of the song it's a slow ballad, and then it explodes at 3:03 just after intimating, "Oh, life can bring you down" a few times. It's clear based on the album title, Heal, and the lyrics from this song, and the forlorn bearded man looking right on the album cover, and him not wearing a shirt that he's going through something. I appreciate the rawness used to bring me along on the journey. Thanks!High quality audio can be found here.Lyrics:I was in a haze, and you were in…
  • Song of the Day: James Vincent McMorrow "Cavalier"

    2 May 2014 | 10:03 am
    James Vincent McMorrow's "Cavalier" captures a mood.Here's the lyrics:Speak until the dustsettles in the same specific placeLight refused to goDrink it from a cast and iron plateinstead of cold milkwas offered unripeInstead of silenceconsidered cravenNothing made it seemhidden where the aging soil was purePressed against the creaseMountains become fragrant at the sourcehow can you stand thisexotic angleI read it somewhere that they would lie stillI remember how cloth hungflexing with the forest clungHalf waist and high raised armskicking at the slightest formI remember my first loveI…
  • Best of 2013: 10 - 1

    13 Feb 2014 | 11:49 am
    This is it. My top 10 albums from 2013. I really enjoyed these albums and am so glad to share them with you. Enjoy!10 Deafheaven Sunbather Deafheaven is some sort of metal, melodic instrumentation thing. Every time they came on, I found myself nodding my head and smiling. It didn't matter if it was growly screaming metal or melodic instrumentals. Something about it just worked. Here's the title track "Sunbather":And here's one of their melodic instrumentals:Facebook Fans: 63,270Standout Tracks: Sunbather, Irresistible, The Pecan Tree, Please Remember9 Arcade…
  • Best of 2013: 20 - 11

    27 Jan 2014 | 1:04 pm
    How to describe the Best of 2013: 20 - 11. In looking over the list, it is clear to me that I really dug into these albums. I got to know them. I know many of the tracks on the album, and got into them. I've thought and thought about their rank, and really agree with their rankings.20 Mikal Cronin MCII Mikal Cronin is a recommendation from my friend Aaron. It is upbeat, solid rock from a Los Angeles native.Facebook Fans: 13,669Standout Tracks: Weight, Peace of Mind, Change, Piano Mantra19 Fort Frances Breathing Room & Harbour EP's Fort Frances put out two EPs in 2013. Breathing…
  • Best of 2013: 21 - 40

    16 Jan 2014 | 9:45 pm
    After reviewing 50 albums and adding the findings into a spreadsheet with some fairly complex formulas, I'll provide the top 40. In reviewing the albums that fell in the 40 - 21 slots, it seems that most albums fell into one of two categories:Category 1 - A few great tracks, a few terrible tracks.Category 2 - Some good tracks, but evenly, consistently ok through the album.So, here they are!40. Major Lazer Free the Universe"Bubble Butt" is an infectious, crass and fun song. Just don't watch the video.Standout Tracks: Bubble Butt39. Phoenix Bankrupt! This album was pretty disappointing. I…
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: S – Brunch

    Josh Henderson
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    As a former member of Carissa’s Weird, it’s no surprise Jenn Ghetto’s solo project S is an emotionally charged musical endeavor. But, thankfully, with her latest track “Brunch” it’s not just about bringing the sad. Even with lyrics that detail a bad breakup, the catchy vocal performance and instrumentation bounce along enough to mask some of that melancholy. The album Cool Choices is produced, engineered and recorded by former Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla and drops September 23rd on Hardly Art Records.
  • Single Serving: The Rural Alberta Advantage – On The Rocks

    Josh Henderson
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    “On The Rocks” by Toronto indie rockers The Rural Alberta Advantage is, according to lead singer Nils Edenloff, about both accepting that a romantic relationship is ending and also related to his first trip to Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada’s easternmost province, also referred to as “The Rock”). And these lyrical themes blend beautifully with the instrumentals to create a song that builds and explodes into the intense melody that closes out the track. The new album Mended With Gold is out September 30th via Saddle Creek.
  • Single Serving: CATHEDRALS – OOO AAA

    Matthew Hickey
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:43 pm
    The hype cycle can launch a band’s career nearly overnight these days. That’s been true for our friends in CATHEDRALS. The San Francisco-based duo (Brodie Jenkins and Johnny Hwin) seem to burst out of the gate to critical acclaim and a devoted fan base. Still, their success has come as little surprise to anyone familiar with their music. Their initial releases have been gold and their live performances have been electric. Their latest cut “OOO AAA” dropped earlier today and will further expand their reputation as one of the hottest rising artists in independent…
  • Single Serving: Lea Santee – New Waves

    Matthew Hickey
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’m in love with this (single) “Open Water” by Austrian duo Lea Santee (i.e. vocalist Lea Stöger and producer Manuel Hosp). The beguiling cut is built around a tapestry of warm, spliced vocal tones and slow moving waves of deep synths to accompany Stöger’s croon. They’re definitely one to watch.
  • Single Serving; Tennis – I’m Callin’

    Matthew Hickey
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Denver husband and wife duo Tennis further experiment with disco-grooves and dreamy pop vibes on their latest track “I”m Callin’.” It’s bright, springy and neon-lit – and, more importantly, a ton of fun. It’s the second single from their forthcoming LP Ritual In Repeat which drops on September 9th via Communion. If you missed it before you can hear their previous release “Never Work For Free” here. You can pre-order it here.
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    Music Scene Investigation

  • Song of the Week for 08-17-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    This is episode 170 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Jon Hodgson, audio engineer with GForce Software.
  • MSI: Episode 170 – Jon Hodgson

    MSI Lab Tech
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    This is episode 170 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Jon Hodgson, audio engineer with GForce Software. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Imminense by Eddie Nashton 2. Dishwater Blonde by Jennifer Westwood 3. Rotterdam by Pete Jackson
  • MSI:Hitlist Winner for August 2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm
    This is the August 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. August 2014. The artists appearing on this months Hitlist are: Breath Of Grey, Miss Money and Still Changing.
  • Song of the Week for 08-10-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    10 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    This is episode 169 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Mark Lamdanski, co-owner of World Wide Indie Radio and Totally Tubular Radio. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. No Time by Jay Reem 2. Ujima by Kwanza Project 3. My Life As Mine by Art of Collusion
  • MSI: Episode 169 – Mark Lamdanski

    MSI Lab Tech
    10 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    This is episode 169 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Mark Lamdanski, co-owner of World Wide Indie Radio and Totally Tubular Radio.
 
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    firewireblog.com

  • Phone Booth Gallery Announces Kevin Tong & Tom Whalen: Info-Rama Art Show Opening On August 23, 2014

    Larry Fire
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Phone Booth Gallery is proud to present, “Info-Rama,” an exhibition of intricate screen-printed infographics crafted by artists Tom Whalen and Kevin Tong. The exhibition opens with an all-ages reception on Saturday, August 23rd, from 7-10pm, at Phone Booth Gallery’s exhibition space at 2533 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803. “Info-Rama” remains on view through September 17th at the gallery and online at www.phoneboothgallery.com. Infographics have a history that stretches back centuries. French engineer Charles Minard is credited with starting the trend in the early 1800s, making…
  • Funko Announces Guardians of The Galaxy Dancing Groot Pop! Vinyl Figure

    Larry Fire
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Fans of Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” are getting their wish fulfilled: a dancing Groot toy. The charming character, who is seen wiggling to Michael Jackson in the film will be turned into a collectible figure by Funko through its Pop! vinyl toy line. Marvel and Funko announced the bobble-head figure on Friday via their social media accounts, with Marvel saying “It’s real! The first official Dancing Groot toy, from the amazing folks at Funko.” “Guardians” director James Gunn actually is the one performing the dance moves, which were then re-rendered as Groot in the…
  • Aaron Paul Hosting A ‘Breaking Bad’ Scavenger Hunt

    Larry Fire
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    In honor of Breaking Bad‘s final year at the Emmys (they’re on Monday August 25, 2014), Aaron Paul announced via Instagram plans to put together a Scavenger Hunt on Monday August 25, 2014 which he’ll hide memorabilia — “signed Breaking Bad scripts, posters, dolls, action figures” — and artwork from the show “all over the Hollywood area.” He says he’s doing it as a way to thank all of the show’s supporters. Follow Aaron on Instagram for more clues!
  • Gallery 1988 Announces Squares 4 Squares Dave Perillo Art Show Opening On August 22, 2014

    Larry Fire
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Gallery 1988 us very pleased to open “Squares 4 Squares,” the first solo show from artist Dave Perillo! The exhibit will feature a collection of pop cultured themed pieces all in a square format, including pieces inspired by Back To The Future, Doctor Who and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Expect new prints in sizes ranging from 18×18 inches to 6×6 inches, as well as original sketches from the artist. Join the gallery tonight, Friday, 7-10pm at Gallery1988 (East). Dave will be in attendance at the opening reception. The artwork will be available online at www.gallery1988.com…
  • MONDO Announces The Programming Lineup, Panels, Screening Events & Exclusives For MondoCon

    Larry Fire
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    MONDO is thrilled to announce its programming lineup of panels and screening events for MondoCon, set to coincide with the first weekend of Fantastic Fest on September 20 & 21 at The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX. MONDO is creating a convention unlike any other, bringing together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world’s finest artists, designers, toy creators as well as filmmakers, composers and more. Panels and screenings will take place in the theater and the exhibition hall will host booths for individual artists…
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    French Music Blog

  • Tal Makes French Pop that Inspires

    Celeste
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    The French singer Tal is a young Urban Pop star known for her optimistic songs and authenticity. She's been celebrated as a fresh and vibrant voice in French music, largely because she focuses on universal themes of hope, courage, and brotherhood rather than trite love and
  • Archimede Makes Pop Rock Franglo-Saxon Style

    Celeste
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    With a sound that seamlessly combines British Pop with French Rock, the band Archimède bridges the gap between the musical past and present and between the two nations that inspire their music. Brothers Nicolas and Frédéric Boisnard create songs imbued with The Beatles' Pop melodies, the catchy
  • French Music Video Roundup 2

    Celeste
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:30 am
    See what's new in French Music videos. These are my picks of what's new and notable, from new artists and returning favorites. Watch new videos from Alizee, Amandine Bourgeois, the band Kyo, and more. . . . → Continue Reading:
  • Stromae: Dance Floor Provocateur

    Celeste
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    If there's an artist of the moment, it's definitely Stromae. (Pronounced STROH-MAI, it's "maestro" with the syllables inverted.) The enigmatic performer is often compared to another Franco-Belgian singer-songwriter, Jacques Brel, for his realist subject matter -- even if it is delivered over a killer dance beat.
 
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    EchoDust.com

  • Watch: Hilary Duff, ‘All About You’

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

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

    Dustin
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    Check out the video for Imogen‘s single ‘Run-Time,’ off her recently released album Sparks. Watch the video below to learn more about how the song was created using an app she is helping develop which builds custom songs for jogging. The post Watch: The Making of Imogen Heap’s ‘Run-Time’ appeared first on EchoDust.com.
  • Listen: 20syl, ‘Ongoing Thing’ (feat. Oddisee)

    Dustin
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    France’s 20syl collaborates with Oddisee on this track, now available on iTunes. The post Listen: 20syl, ‘Ongoing Thing’ (feat. Oddisee) appeared first on EchoDust.com.
  • Listen: Bondax, ‘All I See’ (Darius Remix)

    Dustin
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Darius spins a new take on Bondax‘s latest track. ‘All I See‘ will released September 7th. The post Listen: Bondax, ‘All I See’ (Darius Remix) appeared first on EchoDust.com.
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    addictmusic.co.uk

  • Watch: Allah-Las – No Werewolf

    Addict Music
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    California psychs Allah-Las have released the video for their cover of The Frantics creepy sounding 1960 track No Werewolf. The song is set to appear as a bonus track on their forthcoming album Worship the Sun, which is out 15 September.
  • Listen: PANES – Choice Errors

    Addict Music
    13 Nov 2013 | 9:52 am
    Neneh Cherry’s daughter Tyson McVey has hooked up with London based producer Shaun Savage to form PANES. Together they sound like AlunaGeorge on a much darker and sultry trip, taking in the best elements of R&B, UK Bass and Trip Hop. Listen to their debut track ‘Choice Errors’ below:
  • Listen: Androgynous Mind – Knock On My Door

    Addict Music
    30 Oct 2013 | 6:44 am
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  • Zombie Hordes Descend Upon Camden Lock For Halloween

    Addict Music
    26 Oct 2013 | 2:04 am
    Over three days six iconic Zombie films will be shown in Camden Lock Indoor Market, and cinema goers must fight their way through the zombie infested courtyard to get into the cinema screening room.
  • Listen: Rainy Milo – Rats

    Addict Music
    21 Oct 2013 | 9:02 am
    With its jazz influences, Rainy Milo's sultry new track sounds like it was born in Brooklyn and not South East London
 
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    notjustOk - Nigeria's Number One Music Site

  • VIDEO: Asa Live On Deezer Session

    DonBoye
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Asa continues to whet our appetite as we await the release on her third studio album “Bed Of Stone”. She performed Jailer, Dead Again and another song off the forthcoming album titled How Did Love Find Me on Deezer Session  
  • VIDEO: SiNZU ft BiLs – FASHi

    DonBoye
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:18 am
    Sinzu follows up the release of Fashi featuring Bils with a video, the single is off his upcoming project ‘ADe.Teyu’ due pretty soon. Is Sinzu Back? ITUNES DOWNLOAD -@DonBoye_  
  • X Busta – Badder Than Them ft. Splash + Shomo

    DonBoye
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    Valencia records ensign X Busta makes  his first entry on NJO with two singles X-Busta is not a new name as far as the music scene is concerned especially in the southeast, not since his exploits in Star Trek which followed the release of his hit tracks “Shomo” and “A short” among others JamBaze brings you the [...]
  • Lord V ft Kahli Abdu – J-Town Cake

    DonBoye
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    Lord V is putting finishing touches to his second mixtape “Bars Only”, he dishes out a joint off the tape and he hired fellow lyrical maestro Kahli Abdu as they both jump on Pound Cake beat.     DOWNLOAD
  • VIDEO: DCube – Who Dey Here

    DonBoye
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    “Coming on the back of his collaboration with Dammy Krane “Want Some More”, and the award-nominated “Gbaegwu”, emerging Nigerian Afro-Pop artist DCUBE returns to the scene with the Unlimited L.A directed music video for his brand new single titled “Who Dey Here”. Possibly the best release from DCube so far, “Who Dey Here” is an exciting Dancehall tinged Pop record which sees DCube in [...]
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    Grown Folks Music

  • GFM Top 40 Week Ending 8/23/14

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="http://grownfolksmusic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IOrr3.jpeg" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    Curated by you, the GFM Family! Enjoy your day as you get down with the sounds of GFM!!!
  • GFM Spotlight Interview: Montell Jordan Talks Unsung, Skeptics, Healing Marriages & Creating Music Under A New Covering

    DJKKC<br><img src="" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    Not long after his (TV One) Unsung episode at the end of July, Grown Folks Music caught up with Montell Jordan. We talked about why he felt it was time to share his story, the music business, skepticism now that he’s in ministry, healing marriages and how he’s continuing to do music– under a new covering (the covering of God, and the upcoming album is called Covered) at Victory World Church as the worship pastor. Read and enjoy. GFM: Your Unsung episode kicked off the current season. Why did you feel the time was right to share your story in such detail and with such…
  • #Birthdays: Count Basie (August 21, 1904- April 25, 1984)

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="http://grownfolksmusic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IOrr3.jpeg" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Remembering Count Basie! (August 21, 1904- April 25, 1984)
  • New Music: Angela Johnson – “Naturally Me” Out today & Moods Music Listening Party Aug. 20th

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    19 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    GFM Fave Angela Johnson is back with her 6th album Naturally Me which drops today and tomorrow for all of our GFM Fam in the ATL Moods Music is hosting a very special listening party. Bolstered by the uncannily timely and moving anchor track “Black Boy” (posted below) Naturally Me finds Angela exactly that: natural in this 10 – song set. How does one arrive at this point of natural ease in a creative art form? I would guess that it’s certainly not easy, it takes time and when you can find a work like Naturally Me I would say there should not be any hesitation in adding…
  • The Winans – “Let My People Go”

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="http://grownfolksmusic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IOrr3.jpeg" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    “Said it back then, now he’s saying it again…” have truer words ever been spoken? Maybe that’s the test, the eternal struggle, the struggle to respect and protect everyone’s humanity. Weren’t we all born with our humanity in tact? Yes we all fail, we all come short, but perhaps, just perhaps if we weren’t lied to in the beginning there would be a chance, a chance to understand that we are all valid because we are all here. We deal with an incredibly confusing and debilitating type of bondage today. That is the bondage of the mind that affects…
 
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    Downtown Lobby

  • FYF Fest 2014 Playlist

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    I know you’re all excited for this coming weekend and spending it out at Exposition Park with your best buds and some amazing music at FYF Fest. Set times and maps are out and available HERE. But we want to help you get in the mood and start the vibe a little early! So what we did is go through the entire lineup and piece together a sweet little playlist to help get you through the rest of the week. We did skip some of the headlining names and dig a little deeper and also feature some acts that we’re REALLY excited to see. Tycho, Todd Terje, Les Sin, XXYYXX, Chet Faker, Darkside,…
  • Aimee Mann & Ted Leo To Play Largo

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are joining up for another local show as The Both later on this month in support of their self-titled album. The duo have decided to keep their show small and intimate and will be performing on Sunday, August 24th at The Largo inside of the Coronet. With a capacity of only 120 people, this would be an awesome venue to see both of these singer-songwriters perform live if you haven’t in the past. Tickets for this show with The Both will be going on sale starting on Wednesday, August 20th at 10am through Ticketfly. Ticket prices are set at $40.00 plus any additional…
  • RAC Announces Something Classic Tour & L.A. Show

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    RAC will be hitting the road again this fall for another tour in support of their debut release Strangers. The “Something Classic” tour will feature live vocals by Karl Kling, Pink Feathers, Speak and more. The Los Angeles show is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 14th at The Fonda Theatre. Also joining RAC on this tour will be The Knocks to open up the night. How’s that for a pairing? We’ve included one of RAC's latest tracks “Cheap Sunglasses” streaming below. Tickets to see RAC perform at The Fonda Theatre will be going on sale starting on…
  • The Presets Book Regent Theater Show

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    The Regent’s event calendar is growing and now we can look forward to heading Downtown to see The Presets this fall. The Australian electronic duo are heading out on tour with the Check Yo Ponytail crew and will be making their return to Los Angeles on Saturday, November 15th at the brand spankin’ new music venue. Joining The Presets will be Le1f, Chela Antwon and Franki Chan to open up the night.  Tickets for the L.A. edition of the Check Yo Ponytail tour with The Presets will be going on sale starting on Friday, August 22nd at 10am through Ticketfly. Ticket prices are set at…
  • FYF Fest 2014 Set Times Announced

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    The excitement is building and we cannot wait for this weekend for some good times at FYF Fest! The best weekend of summer will have performances by The Strokes, Phoenix, HAIM, Todd Terje, Grimes, Flying Lotus, Darkside, Tycho, Jamie XX, Four Tet, Mac DeMarco, Ty Segall, Ryan Hemsworth and so many more. Set times for this weekend have finally been announced so you can plan out your days at the fest. We’ve included each schedule below. Along with the set times the festival map has also been released which is a completely new layout. The grounds are HUGE and will take over everything…
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    Musician Coaching

  • Surviving the Label System

    Rick Goetz
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    Brad Roberts is the three-time Grammy-nominated, ten-time platinum-selling lead singer/songwriter of the folk-rock band The Crash Test Dummies. Brad got his start in music after earning a bachelor’s degree with honours from University of Winnipeg in 1986, when he began performing in a house band for the Blue Note Café under the name Bad Brad Roberts and the St. James Rhythm Pigs, the band that eventually became The Crash Test Dummies. He began writing his own songs and introducing them to the rest of the group. He wrote “Superman’s Song,” The Crash Test Dummies’ first hit after…
  • Spotify and BandPage, Global Album Release Date, and Talent Agencies Act News, August 17, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Spotify and BandPage teamed up to sell both merch and experiences to music fans. And the global music industry considered establishing a universal weekly release date for new albums. Also, the California Labor Commissioner made a decision that could change contracts between producers, artists and record labels.   Spotify Partnering with BandPage Spotify and BandPage announced on August 13 that they would be incorporating BandPage’s digital storefront into Spotify, selling both merch and experiences to the streaming music service’s 40 million users. The partnership will also give over…
  • Touring, Beats Acquisition and UK Copyright Law News, August 10, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    A long-time band manager laid out the challenges of touring in the modern music business. Also, an industry analyst presented the real challenges of Apple’s acquisition of Beats. And a law is passed in the UK making copying of music fans’ private collections legal.   The Perils of Touring in the Modern Music Industry In the old-guard music industry, an artist became a known quantity by performing live shows. As Patrick Hess of Huff Post pointed out, the live show “dictated an artist’s credibility and artistic ability.” He recently spoke with a veteran music manager who has been…
  • Music Industry vs. Ford and GM, Radio Broadcasting Royalties and Live Nation News, August 3, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    3 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    The Alliance of Artists & Recording Companies (AARC) sued Ford Motor, General Motors and two other companies for alleged breach of a 1992 copyright law. And the Department of Justice continued to review radio broadcasting royalty rates. Also, Billboard looked at why so many are investing in Live Nation.   Music Industry Suing Ford, General Motors, Others Ford, General Motors and two other companies have been sued by the AARC over missed royalties, according to BloombergBusinessweek. The organization alleges that Ford’s “Jukebox” ad GM’s “Hard Drive Device” can save audio…
  • What Musicians’ Websites Need

    Rick Goetz
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    David Dufresne is the CEO of Bandzoogle, a platform used by more than 20,000 musicians worldwide that helps artists and bands build and update their own music websites. David grew up as a self-proclaimed “music geek,” had his own radio show in college and DJ’ed in clubs throughout Montreal. After earning a master’s degree in management with a focus on venture capital, he worked for several firms throughout Canada that focused on software companies and mobile applications in the early days of the App Store. David joined the Bandzoogle team in 2011 when the company’s founder Chris…
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    ClickitTicket Blog

  • The Black Keys Touring With Cage, Bugg And Vincent

    My name
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    The Black Keys Touring With Cage, Bugg And Vincent It begins Sept. 5 in Columbus, Ohio and ends Dec. 21 in Kansas City, Missouri. I'm of course talking about the North American leg of The Black Keys’ “Turn Blue World Tour.”  The indie rock duo is hitting the highway to promote their eighth studio affair, Turn Blue.  Their oeuvre hit the streets in May and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.  It was produced by the band and Danger Mouse (who also produced El Camino). Turn Blue Track Listing1. "Weight of Love" 2. "In Time" …
  • What You Need To Know About The 2014 Oddball Comedy And Curiosity Festival

    My name
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    What You Need To Know About The 2014 Oddball Comedy And Curiosity Festival The 2014 Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival will keep fans in stitches through Sept. 21.  On that day, the traveling comics will tickle funny bones in Austin, Texas.  This is the second time in as many years that Live Nation and the Web site Funny or Die has launched this cavalcade of roving hilarity. Yet, in many ways this is the first year that the tour has really been what organizers have envisioned: a comedy version of an itinerant rock festival. In 2013, the Oddball Comedy Festival was more of a…
  • Florida State Poised For The College Football Playoff

    My name
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Florida State Poised For The College Football Playoff The good news about the 2014 college football season is it will end with a playoff.  For the first time ever, four teams will compete for the national championship.  This year the semifinal games are scheduled for Jan. 1, 2015 and will be hosted by the Rose and Sugar Bowls.  The national championship game is set for Jan. 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (home of the Dallas Cowboys). The bad news about the 2014 college football season is it won’t end with the seemingly arbitrary selection of two teams to…
  • Eleven Dates That Saw The Release Of Two Great Albums

    My name
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Eleven Dates That Saw The Release Of Two Great Albums Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden launched their joint tour of North America on July 19 in Las Vegas.  It will end Aug. 25 when Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails visit Los Angeles for a gig at the famed Hollywood Bowl. Key dates that should pique fans’ interest include Aug. 8 when Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails visit Atlanta and the Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood; Aug. 17 when Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails perform in Dallas at the Gexa Energy Pavilion; and Aug. 21 when Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails descend on Chula…
  • 5 Seconds Of Summer Ages And The Age Of 5 Seconds Of Summer

    My name
    2 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    5 Seconds Of Summer Ages And The Age Of 5 Seconds Of Summer Five Seconds of Summer are two years and seven months old.  Wait!  That’s the age of the band or how long they’ve been together (November of 2011).  You probably want to know the age of the people in the band? Well, they’re 72 years old. On second thought, you probably meant the ages of each individual member, not their combined age.  Okay, that’s easy too… 5 Seconds of Summer AgesAshton Irwin is 19 …Michael Clifford is 18 …Calum Hood is 18 …Luke Hemmings is…
 
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    Madd Mix

  • Quit Guessing At It And Use These Article Marketing Methods To Succeed

    Madd Man
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    By using article marketing correctly, you will greatly increase the traffic to your site. Many business owners are confused about how article promotion works, though. Take the mystery out of article promotion by reading the following advice. Even if you are pushing a product, your articles should be fun to read. Create your own style and make sure your readers find it friendly and warm. While the most technical of topics may seem formal, they’ll actually be more effective if they’re not. Do not alienate your readers with boring content. nullDon’t pack too much into the…
  • A Madd Mix of selected articles to educate and entertain.

    Madd Man
    27 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    MADDMIX.COM knows how to educate people by posting several articles that can help them understand things much further. One of the topics that you can find on the Website is about music and they elaborate music more than a rhythm that we usually hear every day. There are many things that can influence us and one of those things is music. Music can be considered as one of the biggest influences in our life. It can change the life of a person in different ways. Aside from the musicians who choose to follow their dreams and make music, there are other people who are also influence by music. Some…
  • Never Miss A Conversion Again With These Article Syndication Tips

    Madd Man
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:04 am
    Article marketing is a good way to effectively promote your business. There are a number of different ways this can be accomplished. Article syndication puts your business out there and helps to improve your company’s online reputation. Need advice? Read on for more information. Make liberal use of free items. These freebies let customers feel like they have gotten their money’s worth so they’ll be more inclined to buy again from you. Make sure your freebie includes your brand and this offers free advertising. Select products according to this standard. Post the articles you…
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    Madd Man
    2 Mar 2014 | 11:54 pm
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    Saxophone - Sax Station

  • Saxophone Altissimo Discussion

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

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

    Neal
    9 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Thinking about making a class on altissimo. There are some lessons on getting started with altissimo in Saxophone Tribe, but this would be a class just on altissimo. Fill out the form if you’re interested. Thanks! Related Posts:“I can play by ear and go from Low To High Altissimo .>>StepsPure Imagination on Tenor SaxophoneSaxophone Altissimo DiscussionAlto Sax Solo Over Red Clay – Neal
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    This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: Related Posts:Frankenstein Melody on SaxophoneProtected: Saxophone Foundations SampleWorking on Rhythm – St James Infirmary –…What are your questions about rhythm?Struggling with Playing by Ear on Saxophone?
  • Frankenstein Melody on Saxophone

    Neal
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Looking at the second phrase of ‘In a Sentimental Mood’ by Duke Ellington. Comparing how Ella Fitgerald sang it to how a student of mine in Saxophone Tribe played it at first. To see the second half of the video, go here and follow the instructions. Related Posts:In a Sentimental Mood on Saxophone -NealProtected: Unlocked Sax Lesson #1Working on Rhythm – St James Infirmary –…How to Play Saxophone – First Phrase of Nature Boy by…Duke Ellington’s ‘It Don’t Mean a…
 
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  • Kylie Minogue performs mini show at Ushuaïa, Ibiza (videos + photos)

    Silvan
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    Kylie Minogue took her dance troupe to Ibiza for a special appearance at the ‘This is Hard Rock‘ series at Ushuaïa last night (22nd August 2014). Dressed in a little Jean Paul Gaultier number – reminiscent of her peacock look at the Commonwealth Closing Ceremony – she performed a mix of her old hits as well as new material from the Kiss Me Once era. Ibiza show setlist Spinning Around Into The Blue Can’t Get You Out Of My Head Skirt Sexercize Love at First Sight All the lovers Kylie will kick off her Kiss Me Once tour September 24th in Liverpool (tickets are…
  • Robyn confirms she’s working on a new EP + 2 live previews

    Silvan
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    Robyn and Röyksopp are over in the US to promote their joint EP ‘Do It Again‘ and play various gigs. During those shows Robyn has been showcasing some new material, including the 90s house-influenced ‘Love Is Free‘ and ‘Set Me Free‘. Not much was known about these songs, until Time magazine quizzed the Swede about her upcoming solo material: Robyn, you’ve been playing new songs on the tour. Are they finished? Is that a taste of what’s to come? Some of them are actually finished and mixed. But when we started this tour, I felt like the main reason for…
  • Listen: Maroon 5 premiere creepy lyric video for ‘Animals’

    Silvan
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Maroon 5 are queuing up their second single from their forthcoming fifth studio album, ‘V‘. The track, titled ‘Animals‘, was produced by Benny Blanco and Shellback and will be made available on iTunes US on the 25th August, the day after their very first MTV Video Music Awards performance. Check out the lyric video above, which features rather strong phrases: “Baby I’m preying on you tonight / Hunt you down / Eat you alive / Just like animals / Maybe you think that you can hide / I can smell your scent for miles” Creepy Adam! But fear not, we have a…
  • Summer isn’t over yet! Listen to Bondax’s ‘All I See’ ft. Tanya Lacey (video)

    Silvan
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    Well, here’s a little surprise that popped up in our inbox today: Bondax‘s ‘All I See‘. We’d never heard of them until then, but they’re a young English electronic music duo consisting of Adam Kaye (20) and George Townsend (21). The boys gained prominence in 2012 through BBC Introducing Lancashire before receiving BBC Radio 1 airtime from DJs Nick Grimshaw and Annie Mac. They have been locked up in the studio for the past year and ‘All I See‘ is the first fruit of their labour and serves as a taster for their long-awaited debut album (expected…
  • Listen to 4 of Ariana Grande’s new songs from ‘My Everything’

    Silvan
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Ariana Grande‘s highly anticipated new album, My Everything (a.k.a. the album Mariah Carey should have released) will be released on Monday 25th August. But why wait, as MTV are streaming four brand new tracks from the album before its official release date. The new songs include the Harry Styles co-written ballad ‘A Little Bit Of Your Heart‘, the very slick and infectious ‘Love Me Harder‘ ft. The Weeknd and ‘Why Try‘ and the R&B throwback ‘Be My Baby‘ featuring Cashmere Cat. The album also features a “cheeky song”, titled…
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  • Spotlight On… Southern

    milkyteakid
    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

    milkyteakid
    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

    milkyteakid
    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…
  • Tony Visconti & Special Guests Perform David Bowie Album Live

    milkyteakid
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    Legendary Bowie bandmates, producer/bass player Tony Visconti and drummer Woody Woodmansey, are performing together for the first time since 1971. Yes… 1971 – that’s a total of 43 years! It’s worth going to see it just out of pure curiosity. Fronting the band is Glenn Gregory of Heaven 17 and on saxophone and guitars is Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman. Back on 22 February 1970 David Bowie took to the stage with The Hype to perform what is widely accepted to be the first Glam Rock performance. The Hype represents a turning point in David Bowie’s career; a hugely…
 
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  • Billy Bragg’s surprise show! (Video)

    Hugh Scott
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Earlier this week Billy Bragg played an inpromptu show with Joe Purdy at The Royale in support of the protesters in Ferguson and of course, LoFi StL was on hand to document it. Here is “Keep The Faith”
  • Black James: Like A Passing Ghost

    Hugh Scott
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:42 pm
    By K.E. Luther The mysterious music of multimedia electronic artist Black James exists in some self-defined space between dance floors, gallery walls, and wide night skies. K.E. Luther travels to Knoxville TN listening for the Appalachian roots of Black James’ new album, Mountain Boy. By the time I reach Knoxville, Tennessee, the sun is already beginning to set, the tufted clouds turning orange and purple at the horizon. I roll down the car windows and breathe in the mountain air: honeysuckle, freshly mown hay and the cold, limestone smell of the Tennessee River. The evening is warm, but…
  • Barnstorming Iowa

    Hugh Scott
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Codfish Hollow could change your summer plans Codfish Hollow Barnstormers grew out of a barbecue in 2009 when the founder of the website Daytrotter.com, Sean Moeller, found himself in a conversation with the Los Angeles band Local Natives. Together, they hatched a plan to start a barn tour and less than a month later, former St. Louisan and current Iowa City resident Caleb Engstrom, Chicagoans Catfish Haven and Local Natives came together for the first ever Barnstormer concert in the Barn at Catfish Hollow. Since then,the Barn has attracted a who’s who of both established and up-and-coming…
  • Records breaking records

    Hugh Scott
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:19 pm
    The mad vinyl science of Jack White Jack White has a knack for reviving the dead. Call him a contemporary rock’n’roll Dr. Frankenstein, his love for the outdated, forgotten aspects of our culture has lead him to be one of the pioneering figures in modern-day vinyl production. It’s no secret that vinyl is making a drastic comeback in the music industry. Record sales have been climbing steadily since 2007, and Jack White’s Third Man Records has been at the forefront of this triumphant return. In the age of digital music, vinyl collecting is one of the ultimate statements of love for…
  • Astral Place

    Hugh Scott
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    At its heart, Astral Place is about friendship. Becca Moore (guitar), Grace Hong (vocals), Karen Mandelbaum (drums), and Christine Stavridis (bass) went to art school together, and now they live together in Asstral Place, their home in South City. They’re a tireless creative organism that chews up the raw material of life on Earth and turns it into prints, games, zines, plush skulls, photographs, films, illustrations, and computer programs, dusted usually with at least a trace of gold glitter. Astral Place (one “s”) is their first foray into music, and played its first show earlier this…
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  • New Orleans Suspects Circle Around with New Album

    Stephen Maloney
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Posted by Stephen Maloney on OffBeat.com. The New Orleans Suspects will continue their tradition of looking back to the roots of New Orleans funk, rock, r&b, and second line music on their upcoming album Ouroboros, set to be released by Louisiana Red Hot Records on October 14. Photo by Bob Adamek The album takes its name from the instantly recognizable symbol of a serpent eating its own tail, which can easily be applied to the Suspects’ approach to music. With Reggie Scanlan on bass, “Mean” Willie Green on drums, Jeff Watkins on saxaphone, Jake Eckert on guitar, and CR Gruver on…
  • HNOC Boswell Sisters Exhibit to Close With Revue

    OffBeat Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Posted by OffBeat Staff on OffBeat.com. The Historic New Orleans Collection’s popular exhibit “Shout Sister Shout! The Boswell Sisters in New Orleans” will close out with a special three day event October 9-11 called “The Boswell Sisters – Their Music Goes Round and Round.” The closing events will include performances by an international roster of Boswell Sisters devotees on Friday, October 10, at 8 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint. Local favorites the Pfister Sisters will perform, along with The Boswell Project from Adelaide, Australia, Company B Jazz Band from Vancouver, B.C., She,…
  • Fan Funding: The Breton Sound

    Stephen Maloney
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Posted by Stephen Maloney on OffBeat.com. New Orleans rock band the Breton Sound needs your help to record their third album. The band is taking to the road to record two songs apiece in different recording studios across the South that have produced influential music in the past. The Breton Sound at Ardent Studios. (Photo by Julia Pretus) Having kicked started the process this past May with a trip up to Ardent Studios in Memphis, Breton Sound lead singer Jonathan Pretus said the band’s crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo will help fund the rest of the planned stops. While the list of perks…
  • Survey says trad jazz

    Jan V. Ramsey
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Posted by Jan V. Ramsey on OffBeat.com. For the past couple of months, OffBeat has posted a survey on our website, just to get an idea of what our readers like, their opinions on political matters related to music, how they use information and more. Last week, we polled our readers and asked them “If you had one night to experience music in New Orleans, what kind of music would you go listen to?” I thought that we’d get a lot of funk, brass band, and rock and maybe blues, but to my surprise, trad jazz topped the list. I’ve thought about this for the past couple of days and wonder if…
  • Drummer Nikki Glaspie Leaves Dumpstaphunk to Focus on Nth Power

    Stephen Maloney
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Posted by Stephen Maloney on OffBeat.com. When drummer Nikki Glaspie was offered the opportunity to join Dumpstaphunk in 2011, she couldn’t resist. Photo by Bob Adamek After all, Dumpstaphunk was one of her favorite bands. “Any musician in their right mind would jump at the opportunity to play with two of the baddest bass players ever – Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III – and then you add Ivan Neville and Ian Neville to that, and it’s unbelievable,” she said. Even after landing a gig as Beyonce’s drummer, which many would consider a dream job, Glaspie still had her eye on…
 
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  • Single Review – “Fancy” By Iggy Azalea (Official Video + Lyrics)

    David Watt
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Iggy Azalea, one of the few female rappers in the top charts, is doing pretty well with her current spree of tours. She is also enjoying success with her latest single “Fancy”. “Fancy” is a worldwide hit, currently playing on pop radio all around the world. The song opens with an irresistibly catchy chorus by […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review – “Fancy” By Iggy Azalea (Official Video + Lyrics)
  • Single Review: Kasabian – ‘eez-eh’

    Luke Glassford
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Kasabian have just debuted their massive new single ‘eez-eh’ on Radio 1, and have now made the audio available to stream. Listen to it below and let me know what you think of it in the comments at the bottom: Zane Lowe described ‘eez-eh’ as the biggest lead single Kasabian have released so far, and […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review: Kasabian – ‘eez-eh’
  • Single Review : Watch Sia Chandelier Official Video on Youtube + Lyrics

    Harvey Dyer
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:20 am
    Sia is one of the most in-demand songwriters in the modern pop music. Despite writing songs for top pop artists such as David Guetta, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, Celine Dion, and Beyonce, Sia hadn’t done much work as a solo artist since 2010. After four years of silence, she has finally made an impressive […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review : Watch Sia Chandelier Official Video on Youtube + Lyrics
  • Single Review : Franz Ferdinand – Right Action (+ Official Video on Youtube)

    Harvey Dyer
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    When it comes to churning out properly British guitar pop, Franz Ferdinand are Britpopping and locking all over the place with single Right Action. A crisp, riff-driven slice of spiky guitars and vocal hooks, Right Action knocks back any worry that Franz Ferdinand’s fourth album will be a moody electronic experiment like their last. Nope, […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review : Franz Ferdinand – Right Action (+ Official Video on Youtube)
  • This Video of Katy Perry ‘Dark Horse’ shows you How to stop a baby from crying

    Harvey Dyer
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    Watch this video of Katy Perry Dark Horse live stream online. With more 17M views on Youtube, this popular video from Eva Baker will show you how to stop a baby from crying. Like thousands of mothers worldwide, Eva Baker has been filming her baby. It is a huge trend and these videos get viral […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - This Video of Katy Perry ‘Dark Horse’ shows you How to stop a baby from crying
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  • 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 @ Amazon.com
  • Charles Brown - Driftin' Blues (The Best Of) (Full Album)

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

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

    Kelvin Cook
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:59 pm
    I've got Samantha Fish's latest album "Black Wind Howlin" on constant play right now.  Man I don't really know where to start with this young lady.  Love her guitar work, love her voice, and love her songs.  She is new and fresh, and I'm sure she will have a long storied career because she is coming out of the gate smoking hot.She is a very talented singer, songwriter and blues guitarist, hope to see more good stuff from her in the future.
  • Big Legged Woman - Chris Duarte on Legends TV program

    Kelvin Cook
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
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  • Darlings Tease New LP with “Centuries of Light”

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

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

    Andy Fenstermaker
    22 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    One of my favorite new artists of 2013 was Seattle’s Rose Windows. Their debut LP, The Sun Dogs, on Sub Pop was a luscious array of mildly psych-induced folk rock fronted by Rabia Shaheen Qazi exotic vocals. It continues: Rose Windows have now given us a first taste of life beyond The Sun Dogs with a new single (also on Sub Pop) for “There Is A Light”. Others have traisped this arena before, as recently as the now popular Edward Sharpe — this blend of West-meets-East influenced folk-rock, this yearning for a more obscure and visionary sound. I didn’t make the…
  • Belgian Fog Breaks the Mold on new MP3 “Before You Ever Talked”

    Andy Fenstermaker
    6 Jun 2014 | 5:17 am
    I always get a bit giddy when I get a new unsolicited email from Robert Dale. It always precedes a new track. My fourth such email communication with Mr. Dale was no exception. And here, two days later, I am quite chuffed to present the fourth song by Dale’s project Belgian Fog: “Before You Ever Talked”. Belgian Fog’s new track is a slight departure from what I’ve come to expect from Robert Dale. First, the song is early; previous tracks have been about six months in between, yet here we are less than four months since we premiered “Loveless Way”.
  • Axxa/Abraxas: Not Your Average Stoner Pop

    Andy Fenstermaker
    23 May 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Axxa/Abraxas is the moniker of one Ben Asbury, a man creating psychedelic stoner pop that very much fits the vein of Captured Tracks, who released the band’s self-titled LP back in what looks like early March. I’m just now catching wind of this album, and it has taken me by storm. By that, I mean this: Axxa/Abraxas has absolutely dominated my iPod the past week, and there are a few key reasons why. First, the music Axxa/Abraxas creates blends an assortment of pop sub-genre traits: psychedelic, jangle, stoner. These styles all work well on their own, but it takes a special talent…
 
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  • Lil Wayne Named “Songwriter Of The Year” At 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    Danny M
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Lil Wayne was honored with the “Songwriter Of The Year” prize last night at the 2014 Broadcast Music, Inc. R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, which took place at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, California. As he was currently in Philadelphia on tour with Drake, Wayne could not be in attendance to pick up his trophy. This is also not the first time that Weezy has won this award as he won it back in 2012, 2010, and 2009. Congratulations to Tunechi!
  • Front Row Footage Of Lil Wayne & Drake Showing Love To Meek Mill In Camden

    Danny M
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    After sharing a joint and singing live together, Lil Wayne and Drake also showed love to Philadelphia native Meek Mill during a stop on their joint tour in Camden, New Jersey, which took place at the Susquehanna Bank Center on August 21st. For the final song of the night, Weezy and Drizzy paid a tribute to Meek Mill by playing his “Dreams & Nightmares” song for the crowd, who went crazy when the beat dropped! If you didn’t already know, Meek is currently locked up behind bars until October. You can watch some front row footage of the special moment below. Drizzy Drake…
  • Lil Wayne & Drake Smoke A Joint & Sing “Hold On, We’re Going Home” Together In Camden [Video]

    Danny M
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Yesterday, Lil Wayne and Drake brought their joint tour to the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey. Drizzy Drake was the winner of the “battle” on the night, so he is now 6-5 up. I have just come across a clip from the show that I just need to post up! The video is of Tune and Drizzy on stage sharing a blunt together and also singing “Hold On, We’re Going Home” together. You can watch the footage below. Wayniacs what are your thoughts on Weezy F Baby‘s singing?
  • Lil Wayne Shouts Out Jay-Z, Performs “Mr. Carter” & “D’usse” Live In Forest Hills, New York [Video]

    Danny M
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    In the clip above, you can watch Lil Wayne and Drake performing live on their joint tour in Forest Hills, New York at the West Side Tennis Club on August 19th. I am posting this clip up because during his set, Tune can be heard giving a shout out to Jay-Z before performing his “D’usse” song, which I know a lot of you have been waiting to see! As well as “D’usse“, Weezy F Baby can also be seen performing “Mr. Carter“, “Money On My Mind“, and his mixtape tracks “Swag Surf“, “Wasted” and “Ride For My…
  • Lil Wayne Is Sitting In Between Beyonce & Nicki Minaj At The 2014 MTV VMAs

    Danny M
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    On Sunday, Lil Wayne will be taking a break from touring with Drake and attending the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at the The Forum in Inglewood, California. The seating plan for this year’s VMAs has been revealed and Tune will be sitting in the middle of Beyonce and Nicki Minaj. You can check out the seating arrangement in the pic above and the pic below. Weezy F Baby is nominated at the awards show along with Chris Brown and Tyga for their “Loyal” music video in the “Best Collaboration” category, so fingers crossed they win! Spotted at Rap-Up
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  • Single Review – “Fancy” By Iggy Azalea (Official Video + Lyrics)

    David Watt
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Iggy Azalea, one of the few female rappers in the top charts, is doing pretty well with her current spree of tours. She is also enjoying success with her latest single “Fancy”. “Fancy” is a worldwide hit, currently playing on pop radio all around the world. The song opens with an irresistibly catchy chorus by […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review – “Fancy” By Iggy Azalea (Official Video + Lyrics)
  • Single Review: Kasabian – ‘eez-eh’

    Luke Glassford
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Kasabian have just debuted their massive new single ‘eez-eh’ on Radio 1, and have now made the audio available to stream. Listen to it below and let me know what you think of it in the comments at the bottom: Zane Lowe described ‘eez-eh’ as the biggest lead single Kasabian have released so far, and […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review: Kasabian – ‘eez-eh’
  • Single Review : Watch Sia Chandelier Official Video on Youtube + Lyrics

    Harvey Dyer
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:20 am
    Sia is one of the most in-demand songwriters in the modern pop music. Despite writing songs for top pop artists such as David Guetta, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, Celine Dion, and Beyonce, Sia hadn’t done much work as a solo artist since 2010. After four years of silence, she has finally made an impressive […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review : Watch Sia Chandelier Official Video on Youtube + Lyrics
  • Single Review : Franz Ferdinand – Right Action (+ Official Video on Youtube)

    Harvey Dyer
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    When it comes to churning out properly British guitar pop, Franz Ferdinand are Britpopping and locking all over the place with single Right Action. A crisp, riff-driven slice of spiky guitars and vocal hooks, Right Action knocks back any worry that Franz Ferdinand’s fourth album will be a moody electronic experiment like their last. Nope, […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review : Franz Ferdinand – Right Action (+ Official Video on Youtube)
  • This Video of Katy Perry ‘Dark Horse’ shows you How to stop a baby from crying

    Harvey Dyer
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    Watch this video of Katy Perry Dark Horse live stream online. With more 17M views on Youtube, this popular video from Eva Baker will show you how to stop a baby from crying. Like thousands of mothers worldwide, Eva Baker has been filming her baby. It is a huge trend and these videos get viral […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - This Video of Katy Perry ‘Dark Horse’ shows you How to stop a baby from crying
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  • How Singer-Songwriters Can Maximize Their Career Potential When Using DJ’s and Producers

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

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

    Corey Koehler
    22 Jun 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Want to find out if you are costing yourself new fans and music sales with poor email marketing practices? Want to learn a few simple tactics to improve your email marketing and increase the amount of new fan sign-ups and sales you get? Good, because I am going to show you how this Tuesday night […] The post 3 Mistakes Bands and Musicians Make with Email Marketing That Cost You Money [Teleseminar] appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • Crowd-funding For Your Marketing Dollars… Like These Musicians

    Corey Koehler
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:44 am
    Many musicians turn to Kickstarter, indiegogo, PledgeMusic and other crowd-funding websites to pay for the recording of new music. But have you considered focusing your ask instead on merch and marketing? Meet Dustin Sisson Dustin Sisson, a musician and sound engineer at a recording studio in Madison, Wis., is helming a new progressive-rock project called […] The post Crowd-funding For Your Marketing Dollars… Like These Musicians appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • Singing Tips: Are Dairy Products Screwing Up Your Singing Voice?

    Corey Koehler
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:59 am
    If you sing, you have probably experienced that feeling of sticky mucus accumulating in your throat. It is annoying, uncomfortable, and can be a real pain in the ass if you are getting ready to walk out onto a stage for a performance. It leaves you wanting to clear your throat with a powerful “AHEM” […] The post Singing Tips: Are Dairy Products Screwing Up Your Singing Voice? appeared first on Musicgoat.
 
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    The DJ Podcast

  • Traktor Pro 2 BeatSlicer Effect Tutorial

    contact@thedjpodcast.com (thedjpodcast.com)
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The Traktor Pro 2 BeatSlicer effect The Traktor Pro 2 BeatSlicer effect loops a sample of audio, chops it up, and the shuffles the order in which those sections of audio are played. This kind of effect is often called a Beat Repeat. Unlike many of the other effects in Traktor Pro 2, the BeatSlicer does not give you full control over the effect. While you can change some of the effect parameters, you are not able to customize the effect’s playback order and must choose from one of the preset patterns. Even with this limitation, the effect is still very powerful as its sound changes with…
  • Traktor Pro 2 Filter:92 Effect Tutorial

    contact@thedjpodcast.com (thedjpodcast.com)
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    The Traktor Pro 2 Filter:92 effect The Filter:92 effect in Traktor Pro 2 eliminates bands of frequencies from the track that is playing and is similar to the “standard” Filter effect. The difference between the two is that the Filter:92 effect is modeled after the filters on the Allen & Heath Xone:92 DJ mixer. The Filter:92 effect controls in Traktor Pro 2 Using the Filter:92 effect in your DJ mixes The best way to use the Filter:92 effect is with multiple effect units at once. For example, you can use effect unit 1 to filter out the high frequencies of the track in Deck A…
  • Mash Up Tracks with the Traktor Pro 2 Beatmasher 2 Effect

    contact@thedjpodcast.com (thedjpodcast.com)
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    What does the Traktor Pro 2 Beatmasher2 effect do? The Beatmasher2 effect samples and then loops 1 bar of audio. The individual effect parameters control how the sample is mixed with and synchronized to the original soruce of audio. Each time you turn the effect on a new bar of audio will be sampled and loop until you turn the effect off. Therefore it is important that you start with the effect off. You should also set the Dry/Wet to 100% before turning the effect on to avoid possible phasing issues. Remember that you are not looping the original audio source. It will keep playing in the…
  • Secret Large Deck View in Mixvibes Cross DJ 3

    contact@thedjpodcast.com (thedjpodcast.com)
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Enlarging a deck Click on the Deck Letter for the particular deck that you want to enlarge. Double clicking on the A in Deck A will slide the mixer controls to the right and hide Deck B. An arrow will appear where Deck B once was. Click the arrow or double click the A on Deck A to show Deck B and restore the default view. The same applies to Deck B. Double clicking on the B in Deck B will slide the mixer controls to the left and hide Deck A. An arrow will appear where Deck A once was. Click the arrow or double click the B on Deck B to show Deck A and restore the default view. Enlarged Deck A…
  • How to Start VJing with Resolume Avenue 4

    contact@thedjpodcast.com (thedjpodcast.com)
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    What is Resolume? Resolume is an application designed for mixing videos and is one the programs commonly used to create visuals at nightclubs and festivals. Developed in The Netherlands, Resolume is currently on version 4 and comes in two configurations: Avenue and Arena. For the purposes of this video, and most likely all future videos, we will be focusing on Resolume Avenue. Both configurations share a set of core features with additional capabilities found in Arena for more advanced control of projection, lighting, systems, and timecode. Resolume is not restricted to only mixing video. You…
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    Ryan's Rock Show

  • TORCHE are Going on a Fall Tour

    Ryan Minic
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Torche are going to hit the road in September for a fall tour that heads through the South, up to the East Coast, and over to the Midwest. Here’s how it goes: Sep 18 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s Pub Sep 19 Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar Sep 20 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic Sep 21 Atlanta, GA @ 97 Estoria Sep 22 Nashville, TN @ The End Sep 23 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups Sep 24 Akron, OH @ Musica Sep 25 Chicago, IL @ The Promontory Sep 26 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose Sep 27 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Sep 29 Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room Sep 30 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum Oct…
  • Listen to DEAFHEAVEN – “From the Kettle Onto the Coil”

    Ryan Minic
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    A few weeks ago we posted a live video of Deafheaven playing a new song at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. The track, “From the Kettle Onto the Coil,” is getting released as part of the Adult Swim singles series, and it comes out in time for the band’s upcoming North American tour. Deafheaven just wrapped up a lengthy European tour, and in a few weeks they’ll be hitting the road with No Joy and Indian Handcrafts. Here’s a stream of the new song. Dates are below. Deafheaven tour dates w/ No Joy & Indian Handcrafts: Sep 12- 13 Hudson, NY @ Basilica…
  • Hear Songs from the NARROWS / RETOX Split 7″

    Ryan Minic
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Hold your horses! You know that long-awaited Narrows/Retox split 7″ EP that’s been in the works? Well, it’s finally been given a release date, and yes, you can hear two new songs right now. Of course you know that Retox features Justin Pearson of The Locust and Narrows is comprised of ex-members of Botch/These Arms Are Snakes. Pretty legit, right? The forthcoming split with have a total of four tracks, two per band. Narrows will contribute their new songs “Ride the Lion” and “Blood Python;”  Retox will round it out with “This Should Hurt a…
  • THE MELVINS & LE BUTCHERETTES to Tour

    Ryan Minic
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    The Melvins will head out on a US tour this fall with Le Butcherettes. They’ll be out supporting their new album Hold It In, which comes out October 14th through Ipecac Recordings. Just a heads up, Le Butcherettes won’t be on any of the festival dates. Here’s how it rolls: Oct 15 Sacramento, CA @ Assembly Oct 17 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House of Music Oct 18 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Oct 19 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater Oct 21 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall Oct 22 San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Oct 23 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour Oct 24 San…
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    21 Aug 2014 | 4:20 pm
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    Obsessed Magazine » Music

  • Sweet Streams: New Music by Zulu Pearls, Bishop Allen, The Juan Maclean and I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness

    Tricia Callahan
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    You can almost feel the autumn air and the crinkle of dry leaves under your feet, and what better way to transition into a new season than with new music?  On that front, Obsessed Magazine has totally got you covered with a few new tracks to add to your late summer listening list. Safe Things by Zulu Pearls The Berlin duo, Zulu Pearls, offers a power beat and simple sentiments that make “Safe Things” a tasteful relax jam. The bright guitar reminds us why surf music is so celebrated and how even the calmest of souls may not “want the safe things.” Why I Had to Go by…
  • Sweet Streams: NEW Music by Literature, Kevin Morby, LOVE INKS, And Terry Malts

    Tricia Callahan
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    Ahead,  newly-released sounds that we’re crushing on this week. New Jacket by Literature Literature has  just released their album “Arab Spring.”  On it, bursting from the ground with ballad power gusto is a fresh new single called “New Jacket.” Housing the jingle jangle of every hipsters’ 1960′s frug dance moves,  Literature has a special something that hasn’t been heard since Vampire Weekend. We Did It All Wrong by Kevin Morby Breaking from his bands The Babies and Woods, Kevin Morby is set to release his own 7″ single through…
  • LISTEN: GRMLN Covers Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time”

    Maggie Stamets
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    GRMLN has released a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” that will appear on his upcoming album. The cover has stripped the original ballad and shrouded it in heavy guitar and hallows vocals. It adds a new dimension to the 1983 hit by removing the pop-vibe and adding in GRMLN’s own vintage pop-punk sound, that when combined with the over-processed, garbled quality of production makes this piece differ greatly from the original. GRMLN is the brain-child of Yoodoo Park, a 21-year-old guitarist and vocalist who is set to release his second studio album, Soon Away, on  September…
  • Music in Review: Sticky Fingers Returns With “Land Of Pleasure”

    Tricia Callahan
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Hailing from Newtown, Australia quintet, Sticky Fingers, consists of Dylan Frost on vocals, Paddy Fingers on bass, Seamus on lead guitar, Freddy Crabs on keys, and Beaker Best on drums. These reggae rock, pop fusion trend setters have been catching fire – selling out shows in both Melbourne and Sydney. Sticky Fingers follow up their 2013 debut “Caress Your Soul” with a new album entitled, “Land Of Pleasure,” which is set to drop on August 1 through Sureshaker and MGM. The anticipation begins with the album’s first single, “Gold Snafu.” Smooth…
  • Music in Review: Fruit Bats’ EDJ Goes Solo to Release an Album that is Cool as Folk

    Maggie Stamets
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    EDJ or Eric D Johnson—known mainly as the lead singer of the recently dissolved folk band Fruit Bats,  his collaborations with The Shins, and for his contributions to the score of several movies, including “Our Idiot Brother”—has stepped out on his own with a self-titled album, which is to be released on August 5 through the Easysound label. Unlike so many artists that break off on their own, EDJ has successfully carried on the chill, folksy vibe of his band, while preserving an individualism that sets his solo album apart. EDJ set out to write an album’s worth of…
 
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    Sock Monkey Sound

  • Spoon – They Want My Soul

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

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

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

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

    Sock Monkey Sound Music and Culture Podcast
    14 May 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Cymbals Eat Guitars are releasing their third album LOSE  August 26 on Barsuk Records. Their 2011 sophomore release Lenses Alien is a great listen brimming full of energy and passion, something that LOSE will surely possess as well considering that frontman Joseph D’Agostino has stated that the album was written after the loss of his friend and collaborator Benjamin High. John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) helmed the production once again for the band.The band has also announced some tour dates as well:8/20 New Haven CT – Bar Night Club 8/21 Kingston NY – BSP…
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    From the front of the choir

  • How many breaks should you have on a singing weekend?

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    People pay good money to come on a singing workshop and want to sing as much as they can.But everyone needs a break. How do you find the balance between singing and time off?singing weekend timetablesWhen I first started to work at Farncombe Courses I was asked to create a timetable for my singing weekend. In every spare slot between meals and sleeping I simply put “singing”.One of the tutors then said to me: “Aren’t you going to give them a break?”My response was that people had paid a lot of hard-earned cash to come away on a singing weekend so I needed to give them as much…
  • Where do you find all your songs?

    11 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    This is a question I’m often asked at my singing workshops, especially by people starting out as choir leaders.photo by James VaughanThere is often the assumption that I must have travelled to all the countries that I teach songs from and maybe even speak the languages. Not true!I usually tell the story of my first choir back in 1997 when I had just a handful of songs – enough to last one season. I was worried what would happen when I ran out.I needn’t have worried: I soon managed to accumulate so many songs that even now – after teaching around 700 songs over the intervening 17 years…
  • Your job as a choir leader is to disappear

    4 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    In David Zweig’s recent book he talks about Invisibles: people who are unseen when their job is done perfectly (who only draw attention to themselves when things go wrong).It got me thinking that most of a choir leader’s job is invisible to the wider public. So why not just disappear when the next concert rolls around?“For most of us, the better we perform the more attention we receive. Yet for many ‘Invisibles’ – skilled professionals whose role is critical to whatever enterprise they’re a part of – it’s the opposite: the better they do their jobs the more they disappear.
  • If some singers want more and some want less, then you must be doing something right!

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    I aim to please everyone in my choirs and singing workshops. I know it’s an impossible task (see Keeping a choir happy – you can’t please everyone), but still I try.photo by DurhamDundeeBut how do you know when you’ve got the balance right and you’re keeping the majority happy?I always ask for feedback at the end of my singing workshops and I occasionally hand out feedback questionnaires to my choirs.Here are some typical responses:the warm ups are too long/ too short the harmonies are too hard/ too easy you are too strict/ too laid-back I want more/ less songs in English you teach…
  • It’s summer – where have all the choir gone??!!

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    The evening’s are lighter, the weather is warmer, the songs are amazing, the singing’s as good as ever – it’s summer!Sunday school by Ansel AdamsSo where has everybody gone? Why are people not turning up to choir?Many choirs find that over the summer months attendance becomes very patchy. Even though members might have paid for the whole term in advance, not everyone turns up to every session.In fact, it can seem like a totally different choir every week!Why the lack of attendance?Many older choir members have children and grandchildren spread across the globe and take the opportunity…
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    Little by Listen

  • Top Ten Anti-Establishment Songs

    Todd
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    We at LxL don’t like seeing anyone pinned down by “the man”, so we wanted to repost this list in honor of the current events in Ferguson, MO. This list was originally put together during our governments shut down in early 2014, so it may be more relevant for that type of situation rather than what is currently going on, but we find it fitting for both. As always, let us know what we missed out on: 10.  Kanye West
  • Public Service Announcement: Ticket Scalpers, You Are the Worst Kind of Human Being

    Todd
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    We have all been there. Your favorite band is coming into town, and tickets go on sale at 9:00 AM on Friday morning. You are at your computer at 8:45 AM, just for good measure. Ticketmaster.com is most likely, and most unfortunately, the place of purchase. At 8:55 AM you begin to refresh the webpage, just to make sure the ticket status has not been changed a few minutes early. At 8:56, you refresh again. 8:57, refresh, nothing. 8:58, refresh,
  • Courtney Barnett “Avant Gardener” Review

    Wes
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Courtney Barnett “Avant Gardener” 26-year-old Aussie Courtney Barnett brings a sound we haven’t heard for a while: street smart, radio-friendly rock music. Barnett’s first album, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, is actually two EPs smashed together, which is really just a collection of everything she has done up to this point. Something about this collection of EPs seems more honest and down-to-earth than the repackaged debut studio album. While I thought about covering the whole shebang, I
  • Perfume Genius Song Review: “Queen”

    Austin
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Perfume Genius “Queen” I was going to essentially just post the video for the lead single of the upcoming Perfume Genius album, Too Bright, and pretty much call it a day, but “Queen” is so exhilarating I had to at least write a few words. Mike Hadreas, the man behind Perfume Genius, is building himself quite a reputation.  Hadreas has always been brutally raw and honest in his music, but also kind of timid in his delivery.  If there are two
  • The 10 Best Ramones Songs

    Wes
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Strange as it sounds, the Ramones actually hurt themselves by arriving on the scene too good. Already fully formed, their 1976 debut The Ramones was the perfect sound for their street punk aesthetic. So when you arrive on the scene with a near perfect approach of what you do, where do you go from there? Similar to the Strokes, they released two more dominant albums in the same style in Rocket to Russia and Road to Ruin and a decent
 
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    The Blue Walrus

  • Introducing: D’Alva

    Francisco Torres
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Photo by Vera Marmelo I could say that Outkast’s forthcoming album has come out earlier than expected in the shape and form of #batequebate (available for free download!) by D’Alva, but it would be a surprise if both André 3000 and Big Boi would give up rapping in favour of ever so vicious choruses in Portuguese. But I can assure you that your time would be well spent listening to D’Alva’s debut album. If you have already done that and didn’t enjoy one bit of it, I definitely think you should give it another chance, perhaps some other time. So, just like…
  • Summer Rooftop Mix for Mixradio

    Tim Dickinson
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    We’ve done a fair few summer mixtapes over the years, with our Summer Days Through the Folkish Haze series pretty popular, so when the fine folks at Mixradio asked me to put together a mix of some of my favourite tunes this summer to be highlighted on their app, I was happy to oblige. The sun is out here in London, and if there is ever a time to have a chill-out and make good use of our urban space this is it. If you’re on Windows Phone then grab the Mixradio app to listen to this playlist and save it to your phone for offline listening for free, or for those on other devices you…
  • Introducing: ATTU

    Tim Dickinson
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    I’ve been in need of something uplifting after what I’ve spent the last couple of weeks talking about, and despite the sun hiding behind the clouds today north London electro-pop four-piece ATTU are just the relief I need. The band have an EP coming out on Beatnik in a couple of months, but for today it’s all about their latest video We Are Ordinary People. What starts as a wistful track set to scenes of the band and their friends awkwardly standing at various sites around the capital soon breaks into a crescendo of joy, sunshine, and dancing in the streets. Introducing:…
  • Kwabs – Pray For Love EP

    Francisco Torres
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    Kwabs has definitely been one of the most exciting new acts to emerge recently and if he didn’t make it in time for the BBC Sound of 2014, probably we’ll see his name in next year’s poll. If you have any doubts about this man being a top quality singer, just take three minutes of your time to hear “Last Stand”, an incredibly touching melancholic tune with a kind of epic undertone. This track,which is included in his debut EP, was produced by SOHN who appears again in the production credits for Kwabs’ new work. The latest result of this collaboration is “Something…
  • Jamie T – Don’t You Find

    Tim Dickinson
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    Everyone’s favourite Londoner Jamie T has finally returned with a new track after a five year absence. There have been consistent rumours of new material over the years, and our friends at EMI were generally not-committal but always promised something new was on the horizon. I wasn’t expecting such a long wait, but finally one of the artists that got me started writing this blog is back with new material. Don’t You know is a little more downtempo and melancholic than we are perhaps used to, and Jamie’s voice is wrapped in warm strings, but there is no doubt that his…
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    Feast of Music

  • Steve Schick Performs John Luther Adams at Mostly Mozart

    Peter Matthews
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Among the orchestras, new music ensembles and violinists all taking part in this final week of Mostly Mozart, there was percussionist Steve Schick, who I first encountered during his Miller Theatre residency in January. As I remarked then, Schick is much more than just a talented musician: he is deeply committed to his craft, imbuing his performances with a transcendent, almost spiritual dimension.  Schick was back in town on Wednesday to perform John Luther Adams' The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies (2002): an unwieldy title for a work said to represent the “choirs of inner…
  • Mostly Mozart: Patricia Kopatchinskaja plays Bach, Bartok, and Enescu

    Robert Leeper
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    by Robert Leeper As if to provide a soundtrack to the lightning storm crackling just outside the windows of the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse last night, violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja dug into the dark variations of Bach’s Chaconne in D minor from his Partita No. 2., part of Mostly Mozart's “A Little Night Music” series. With its candlelit tables and complementary wine, the experience successfully mirrors the experience of intimate downtown clubs such as Le Poisson Rouge and SubCulture, blurring the line between high art and cocktail culture. Kopatchinskaja, known as…
  • Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra with David Zinman

    Peter Matthews
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    by Emre Tetik            Richard Termine for The New York Times The Mostly Mozart Festival, now in its final few days, has offered NYC a variety of engaging programs this summer centered around core Classical repertoire. Such was the case this past Tuesday when David Zinman led the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in a performance of the Eroica Symphony, alongside Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola and English composer William Boyce’s First Symphony, written in 1760. Zinman’s approach to Beethoven is guided by strict adherence to the composer’s intentions,…
  • Gotham Chamber Opera Steadfastly Carries On

    Robert Leeper
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    by Robert Leeper With the crumbling of New York City Opera last year and the recent labor-related histrionics from the Met, it would seem that opera in our fair city requires a different kind model. Cue Gotham Chamber Opera. The small company, known for its production of under-recognized operas from the Baroque to the present, enters its 13th season with eyes on the vacuum left by patrons abandoned by City Opera, or fed up with the Met. Gotham opens their season with a double bill by 20th century Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu. The surrealist comedy Alecandre Bis tells the story of a man…
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    KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography

  • Avant-garde Fashion Designers Make A Statement At OFW

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

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

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

    Kenal Louis
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    kickstarter Art Campaign | From Visual Arts To Music Where do I begin? Well, I could start from the very beginning, where art bloomed within me when I was a child… but that’s going too far back. I will instead start where the thought for creating the Kickstarter art campaign... The post kickstarter Art Campaign Visual Arts By Kenal Louis appeared first on KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography.
  • Geisha Makeup From OSTYLES Land FOCUS of NY Cover

    Kenal Louis
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Geisha Makeup From OSTYLES captured by Kenal Louis Photography is an art form I enjoy very much because like traditional painting and drawing, it allows me to be creative as well as expressive with my camera. Along with being expressive and creative, I also get the pleasure to meet and... The post Geisha Makeup From OSTYLES Land FOCUS of NY Cover appeared first on KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography.
 
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    That Eric Alper

  • How Frank Sinatra Helped Name Scooby-Doo

    Eric
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Scooby Doo’s original name was “Too Much”. Before production for the show began, NBC President Fred Silverman heard Frank Sinatra’s scat “doo-be-doo-be-doo” at the end of his recording of “Strangers in the Night” on a flight to one of the development meetings, and decided to rename the dog “Scooby-Doo” and
  • Pie Chart: People who hate the sound of their own voice

    Eric
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:47 pm
  • Jimmy Page not on Kinks classic says Dave Davies

    Eric
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:06 pm
    From Music-News: Dave Davies has busted the myth that Jimmy Page invented the distorted guitar sound on The Kinks classic ‘You Really Got Me’. Kinks founder Davies confirms that Page did not play on the song. The guitar solo was played by Dave. Dave had to once again reclaim his
  • Canadian Arts/Media Job Posts For August 22, 2014

    Eric
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    TVO is Ontario’s public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires, and stimulates curiosity and thought. They are currently seeking a Records Management Coordinator to assist the Business Manager in establishing and maintaining a records management program on a continuing and active basis
  • America’s Bowling Alleys Are Vanishing

    Eric
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    From Business Week: New York City’s Bowlmor Lanes opened in 1938 in the neighborhood south of Union Square and closed for good on Monday night after its landlord decided not to extend its lease. Patrons will miss the historical charm of the city’s oldest alley and the Bowlmor brand’s modern take on
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    SoSoActive.com

  • VIDEO: V. NOVA, “INTRO” produced by the Crack Factory

    Kelland Drumgoole
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    SoSoActive.com From hiphophundred.com cialis pills eli lilly Brooklyn rapper V. Nova presents the music video for the intro to his upcoming mixtape Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 3: The New Commission” (HIPS3). Produced by the Crack Factory and directed by V. and Wit, “Intro” comes hot on the heels of the release of “Abstract Art”, V.’s single featuring Smif-N-Wessun (listen). One other HIPS3 single has also been released – “You Died” featuring Uncle Murda (listen). Part of rap duo BOE & Villa, Nova has worked with Erick Sermon (click to…
  • #ILOVEMAKONNEN – GOING UP ON A TUESDAY (VIDEO)

    Kelland Drumgoole
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    SoSoActive.com Here is Atlanta rappers #ILOVEMAKONNEN video for the smash single “Going Up On A Tuesday.” The video was released a month ago before the California native hooked up with Drake for the remix. The definitive guide to urban pop culture.
  • Drake’s the Man

    Trish Guidry
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    SoSoActive.com Photo courtesy of Allthingsgomusic.com Last week Nicki Minaj dropped a stream of hits from “Anaconda” to a remix with Beyonce’ for “Flawless” as well as teamed up with Jessie J and Ariana Grande for the “Bang Bang” single.  She definitely proved that she’s a force to be reckoned with. Fast-forward to this week and label mate Drake shows why he reigns Young Money supreme.  Not only did Drake kick off his headlining tour Drake VS. Wayne, he randomly drops a verse on rapper producer ILOVEMAKONNEN’s song “Club Going Up on a Tuesday”, in addition to…
  • Sunday Best: The Top Two Are Revealed

    jonsilva
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:03 pm
    SoSoActive.com Jeffrey Golden and Tequila Wilson on Sunday Best. One of these singers are sent home. But who? And then there were five. Yes, we’re in the top five of Sunday Best Season seven and it’s going to get better. After sending home Deangelo Gardner and the wild card Demarka Wheeler, can your favorite hold on until next week? After a lovely opening performance, Donald Lawrence joined judges Donnie McClurkin and Kierra Sheard as a guest judge for the night. I wonder where Yolanda Adams was during the time of recording. Mentor Kim Burrell told Serena Young she needs to give more…
  • 10 Interesting Facts About Zelda Williams

    Kelland Drumgoole
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    SoSoActive.com As we mourn the death of famed comedian Robin Williams, here are ten interesting facts about his eldest child Zelda.   From zimbio.com Zelda deleted Instagram and Twitter from her phone after receiving obscene messages that disrespected her father’s apparent death by suicide. From wiiudaily.com Zelda was named after the action-adventure video game character Princess Zelda of the “Legend of Zelda” series. Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News. From Usmagazine.com Zelda is the eldest of Robin Williams three kids, which include two boys Cody Allen Williams…
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  • Listen! Ekó – Haust

    Pete
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    We once again feature Ekó (aka Lárus S. Jóhannesson, who induces accent-envy for me). We featured his ambient instrumental A Long Melodic Line EP and now have another song in similar vein. The song is called Haust, and has no lyrics so how is the song title Haust?? Repetitive music skips as it tries to […]
  • Watch! The War on Drugs – Under The Pressure

    Pete
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    Arguably the best track on one of the better albums of 2014 collide in the video below. The band are the somewhat terribly named The War on Drugs, and the track is the nearly 9 minute jam Under The Pressure (and for good measure, the album is called Lost in the Dream). The video is […]
  • Listen! Clipping. – Knees on the Ground

    rich
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
  • Listen! Kele – Doubt

    Pete
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke has another solo effort, following up that of Boxer and some EPs. The singer’s new album is called Trick and is out next month. Can we maybe start a meme or a caption contest with the artwork below? Sticking with the one word titles, we have lead single Doubt. If you’ve […]
  • Listen! Interpol – Ancient Ways

    Pete
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    Indie mainstays Interpol return with another track off of the Interpol-anagram titled album, El Pintor. The song is called Ancient Ways and is our third taste of the new album, due in September. And how does it taste? We have a simple drum intro, before Paul Banks breaks out his trademark vocal delivery, on top […]
 
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  • 7 Pick-up lines that only work for Billy Ocean

    Robyn Pennacchia
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    It would be straight-up terrifying if anyone besides Billy Ocean said any of this to you.1. OOH. Can I touch you? And do the things that lovers do?No. You would definitely say no. Unless Billy Ocean asked, in which case you would be like “Maybe? Do Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito and Michael Douglas have to be here for this though? Because, you know. Little awkward.”2. I wanna be your loverboy.If some dude was like, “I wanna be your loverboy,” in all seriousness, you would die in your face. No one wants anyone to be their loverboy, ever, for any reason. In fact, even…
  • Taylor Swift’s video director tries to defend racist video, somehow makes it worse

    Robyn Pennacchia
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Back in the ’90s, all the music videos took place in strange anti-gravity future tubes, as it was the trend of the day. These days, it is the popular thing for white lady singers to have black lady dancers twerking in their videos, and for them to then fail at imitating that. You know, because they are too sweet and innocent and “dorky” to pull such a thing off. This is often accompanied by a pained, awkward, minstrelsy imitation of a black woman.Mostly, it has been awkward for everyone and despite the many please for them to just freaking stop it already, they persist. They…
  • Liam Gallagher accepts Ice Bucket Challenge, nominates brother Noel

    Alex Moore
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Liam Gallagher of Oasis fame accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated his brother Noel in turn. Of course, the Gallaghers being the Gallaghers, Liam managed to throw some shade at his bother in the process:“I accept this challenge and nominate Spongebob Squarepants, Ivor the Engine, and while we’re on cartoon characters, Noel Gallagher,” he says.No word on whether Liam grew his Grinch heart enough to actually donate to ALS in addition to dumping the ice over his head.
  • Cops lock up Scott Weiland for a month, turns out to be impersonator

    Maggie Serota
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    The L.A. County Sheriffs Office recently found itself in a hilarious case of mistaken identity, but one that isn’t so funny to former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland.The story begins almost a month ago when the cops picked up a guy who they thought was Scott Weiland shoplifting razors from a drugstore in Beverly Hills, only to end up finding meth on his person. The guy told police that he was Scott Weiland and that seemed believable enough given Weiland’s history of chronic drug relapse and the fact that the shoplifter allegedly has a passing resemblance to the singer.
  • Morrissey’s new record removed from iTunes, Spotify and more

    Joel Freimark
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Whenever Morrissey gets around to writing his next album if he can ever find a new label, there’s no question that a number of songs will be written about his experiences throughout 2014. After apparently catching SARS from his opening act, saying that Jamie Oliver should be gassed, and getting booted from his label, the forever-disgruntled singer has now found his most recent record removed from nearly all of the major streaming services and stores in the US.The album, “World Peace Is None Of Your Business,” had sold respectably since its release, but in the wake of even more angry…
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  • Conflict and Collisions: New Contemporary Sculpture

    TheEditor
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    THE Hepworth Wakefield presents Conflict and Collisions: New Contemporary Sculpture, as per of it’s autumn season comprising three solo exhibitions, each featuring a new, site-specific commission by contemporary artists: Alexandra Bircken, Folkert de Jong and Toby Ziegler. Coinciding with this year’s WW1 commemorations, the exhibitions explore themes of historical and contemporary combat and of man versus machine, juxtaposing handmade and hand-finished objects with mechanical weaponry, state-of-the art digital technologies and 3D printing. ALEXANDRA BIRCKEN: ESKLATION German artist…
  • Carminho plays Ronnie Scott’s

    TheEditor
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    SHE is Portugal’s brightest new star, considered to be one of the most talented and innovative fado singers of her generation – live, her voice glistens with potent tenderness as it soars over quintessential Portuguese and acoustic Spanish guitars. Carminho, born Carmo Rebelo de Andrade in Lisbon, cites influences that not only include fado legends Lucília do Carmo, Fernando Maurício, and Amália Rodrigues, but also pop/rock legends such Queen and the Beatles. From an early age, she had listened to her parents’ records – her mother was fado singer Teresa Siqueira – and…
  • Interview: YolanDa Brown

    TheEditor
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    DOUBLE MOBO award winning saxophonist, YolanDa Brown is widely regarded as the emerging voice of mainstream jazz in the UK, fusing jazz, soul, reggae, funk and R&B with stylish energy and stunning performances. She has toured with Motown icons, The Temptations, Errol Brown and Diana Krall and collaborated with artists such as Mica Paris, Soweto Kinch and as part of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. YolanDa also provides support to young musicians through her work with the Prince’s Trust and as patron of the Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians. After recently…
  • Southern Unveil Video For Wistful B-Side

    TheEditor
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    AS brother and sister, Thom and Lucy, Southern know each other’s strengths and play to them with devastating effect on their third release. It acts as another telling stepping-stone in this bright young duo’s intriguing, nascent career following their debut EP which brings together the young pair’s shared admiration for crunching blues riffs and distinctive elements of folk music. With their new single ‘Where I Want To Be’ released on Marathon Artists on 18th August, Southern have unveiled a video for the single’s wistful b-side, ‘The Way You Breathe’. ‘The Way…
  • London Built Installation Set For Burning Man

    TheEditor
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    THIS year’s famous Burning Man festival will feature a visionary, thought provoking and spectacular Installation piece created by a young London- based creative team. Luz 2.0 by Red Deer, is an ethereal acrylic pyramid that houses a kaleidoscope of light and sound and uses human movement to create an ever changing world of colours, patterns and music. This interactive installation and sensory experience will be displayed in the famous Nevada festival from the 25th August-1st September 2014. Luz 2.0 was created by Red Deer architectural practice, a young collaborative team made up of…
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    Highlanda Sound System High Quality Reggae Music

  • ALL VINYL EVERYTHING Summer Finale – FREE Day Party Sunday 8/31 at Noni’s

    Kahlil Wonda
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    The Summer Finale of All Vinyl Everything is Labor Day Weekend August 31st ! Join us one last time OUTDOORS at Noni’s 3pm-9pm FREE / NO COVER / RAIN or SHINE . The best DJs in ATL spinning all wax all day … All Vinyl Everything. Starring Ree de la Vega Mr. DJ Cha-Cha Jones DJ Jaycee of V-103 (ATL, Ludacris, The Aphilliates) Jeremy Avalon DjMafioso Tabone DJ Talib Shabazz DJ Acrojam DJ C-Styles Dj-Fadelf Jackson Rock Most The music starts at 3pm sharp and goes till 9pm EARLY ARRIVAL IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED Sangria specials + Indoor and Outdoor Bar + Grab something off the grill! Uber…
  • The Honorary Citizen presents GOOD VIBES, a late night retail experience

    Kahlil Wonda
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Small batch clothing brand “The Honorary Citizen” of Atlanta, GA is launching their first late night Pop Up retail shop experience, “Good Vibes”. Beginning this Saturday, The Honorary Citizen will be extending Good Vibes on Edgewood monthly. Every Third weekend, they will be opening a Retail experience at night for lovely folks of Edgewood and their good supporters. There will new product, limited size runs of their cut and sew pieces for sale, novelty tees and more. #thehonorarycitizen #thcinternational #forthelove The shop will operate every 3rd weekend of the month…
  • Dance Therapy NYC with Blacka Di Danca and ĀGARD

    Kahlil Wonda
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    #NYC #Nightlife #Dance #Party   Related articles DANCE THERAPY at Chrystie 141 Tonight (8.16.14) – Music by ĀGARD, hosted by @louneymor. #nyc Debunking The Misery Myth: 10 Reasons NYC Is The Happiest City In The US Jody Watley. NIGHTLIFE Single Preview Edit NYC Bars That Actually Play Rap NYC Nightlife Fixture Maddöx Madison Dead Following Battle With Skin Cancer Da Undercard Nightlife: Providence NYC NYC’s lesser-known boroughs have a lot to offer Forum: Seattle’s Newest Nightlife Spot Poised To Take Over The Weekend #Instagood: Use Instagram to clear abandoned bikes…
  • More High Grade comes to Space 2 (The Sound Table)

    Kahlil Wonda
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    More High Grade with Bojangles, Farinheits Creation and DJ MafiosoFiled under: events, reggae Tagged: Bojangles, DJ Mafioso, Farinheits Creation, Ganjamoney Promotions, Medical Grade, More High Grade, Space 2, The Sound Table, The Wolf Pack, Thunder Bush Sound
  • DANCE THERAPY AT CHRYSTIE 141 on SATURDAY AUG 23, 2014 with MUSIC BY ĀGARD

    Kahlil Wonda
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Last week Saturday was the beginning of DANCE THERAPY at Chrystie 141 and we had a blast! This coming Saturday we are going to build upon the past week’s momentum! The concept of DANCE THERAPY is very simple. No matter what happened during the week, whether you need to celebrate or relieve stress, this night is for YOU! Chrystie 141 is the perfect spot for dancing, drinking, eating, or just lounging (if that’s what you’re into). So come with some friends and see for yourself why DANCE THERAPY at Chrystie 141 is the best choice for your Saturday nights Related articles DANCE…
 
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  • New Album – The Lofty Oaks – Illusions of Grandeur

    Carter Biel
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    It’s LIVE!  Filed under: General Music Posts Tagged: Album, Free Music, Instrumental rock, New Music, Progressive rock, The Lofty Oaks
  • New EP Coming Soon….

    Carter Biel
    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
  • Arrythmia / Gallardo LP 560 – 4

    Carter Biel
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    I hope the fine folks at Lamborghini don’t mind that I pilfered their awesome promotional video and matched it up with one of my songs. I like the pairing of the driving rhythms of the song and the fantastic footage of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560 – 4. After all the purpose of the promotional video is to promote the product to the widest audience possible. I am just helping them do that. So as an added bonus if you buy the Lambo mention my name and I’ll throw in a free “The Lofty Oaks” CD. Or if you buy a copy of “The Lofty Oaks” CD I’ll…
  • Y Y Z – Video + Audio

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

  • Ednaswap: “Torn”

    aftertheshow
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Did you know that the song “Torn” had been around for years before Natalie Imbruglia hit the top of the charts with it in 1997? The first recording of “Torn” was actually in Danish by Lis Sørensen in 1993: Ednaswap (the writers of “Torn”) … Continue reading →
  • Ex Cops: “Black Soap”

    aftertheshow
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Ex Cops are back with a new song called “Black Soap,” the first track off their second album (release date is October 28th). “Black Soap” sounds like a late ’90s song, like “Dreams” from The Cranberries.
  • Black Books

    aftertheshow
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    “Paradise” by #SouthernDreamPop, Austin-based band Black Books:
  • “Where I’m Going”

    aftertheshow
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Video of a live performance of “Where I’m Going” by The Wild Reeds. “Where I’m Going” is the first track on the band’s new record Blind and Brave:
  • El May: “Thrills”

    aftertheshow
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:15 pm
    El May’s new record The Other Person Is You comes out at the end of August, and “Thrills” (listen below) is one of the songs on it: Catch El May open for The Rosebuds on Friday, August 29th at The Satellite. … Continue reading →
 
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  • Pay to Play for Huge Music Stars on The NFL

    Dianne Franc
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Looks like the National Football League (NFL) is on cost cutting. This show is quite known for huge music acts during half time shows and it may seem like they want to no longer pay those seemingly expensive music performers. As a matter of fact, they are now planning to have Katy Perry, Rihanna and even Coldplay to be part of it given the fact that they will pay for their show. Yes, you are reading it right. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL already asked one of the artists and we quote, “if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income…
  • J. Lo Has A New Love Interest?

    Dianne Franc
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Jennifer Lopez was spotted inside a car with a man and apparently, he’s not exactly new in her life. It happened to be her ex-flame Casper Smart as they were seen looking back together again in Los Angeles last Monday. J. Lo was caught on his ex’s driver seat but when she saw the photographers trying to take a picture of them, she suddenly tried to hide even though it was too late because shots were already captured. Now people are talking that they might have been trying to work out their relationship and are trying to give what they had another chance. They did for about a…
  • New Movie from Brad Pitt and Shia Labeaouf!

    Dianne Franc
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    It’s been quite a while since we have seen Shia Labeaouf in the silver screen after doing Transformers. And if you are a huge fan of the matinee idol, you would be glad to know that he is back and this time with Brad Pitt to add on his resume of high profile films done. The movie that this two superstars will be on is called Fury and just today, the trailer was released. The movie is about the soldiers back in World War II and their lives during the war. The trailer has shown the realistic view of the event and the horror that the American troops had to go through during those times.
  • Gisele Bundchen Is World’s Highest Paid Model

    Dianne Franc
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    It must be good to be gorgeous and get paid for being one. Yes, that’s definitely how Gisele Bundchen is living her life after being once again known to be one of Forbes’ highest paid models in the world for the year 2013-2014. It’s no surprise when you have the smoldering looks and hot body that this woman has. But it’s not only that, she works hard to have gone into the position where she is right now and it totally pays off. She’s 34 and is currently holding the record for earning $47 M just this year alone. If you think that’s too much, here are more…
  • Reese Witherspoon Goes Country

    Dianne Franc
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon has gone to the countryside of the United States when she just recently bought a house at Nashville, Tennessee. She and her husband Jim Toth now own an amazing house in that area. Their new home is a this vintage and classic design 1930 inspired house with 4 bedrooms worth $1.95. It’s pretty huge because it has the size of 3,855 square feet with a swimming pool that’s perfect this summer and another guest house attached to it. The real estate agent from Freeman Webb Company Realtors said that it’s one of the historic houses in the area…
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    Eat Yo BeatsEat Yo Beats

  • Win A Pair Of Tickets To Imagine Music Festival In Atlanta, GA (8/30-8/31)

    C.Moore
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Click here to read the full story: Good Music All DayHere we have a massive giveaway. One lucky winner has the chance to win two General Admission tickets to Imagine Music Festival in Atlanta, Ga August 30th and 31st. This festival will include some of the biggest EDM and electronic names like Adventure Club, Destroid, Fredde Le Grand, Seven Lions, Paper Diamond, Wick-It The Instigator, Spongle, Beats Antique, Sky Blu of LMFAO and many more. Check out the full lineup below. Good Luck! CLICK HERE: Festival Details & Purchase Tickets Copy of Win A Pair Of Tickets To Imagine Music Festival…
  • GMAD Presents: Party Playlist Vol. 29

    C.Moore
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Click here to read the full story: Good Music All DayIt has been a few weeks since I have brought you guys and gals a new #PartyPlaylist. So today I decided to change that and give you volume 29 of the series. This weeks playlist includes singles from artists like QuESt, Taylor Bennett, Travis Scott, Leif Womack, FYÜTCH, Styles&Complete, Big Gigantic, Robby Hunter Band, Major Lazer, Katy Perry, Jerry Folk and many more. be sure to show all these artists some love and don’t forget to grab your ZIP file of all the songs below. Enjoy. FREE DOWNLOAD: GMAD Party Playlist Vol. 29…
  • Messi shoots and scores, A hundred thousand came

    acidted
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Click here to read the full story: ACID TED So, The Vinyl Villain has been having The James Singles as a series. I really liked them for a brief period around Gold Mother in the early 90s but they were too wordy for me and Tim Booth’s eco warrior thing grated. But with Sit Down and Come they had a pair of classics. Surprised that they are still going with 2014’s La Petite Mort. Here’s a single – Curse Curse – from the album which has been remixed by Mono Life. The original harks back to that looser dancier sound of theirs and the remix capitalises on that. As you…
  • Arcade Fire kicked off three-night stand at Barclays Center with Dan Deacon and The Unicorns (pics, video)

    brooklynvegan
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan photos by Amanda Hatfield Arcade Fire / Dan Deacon / The Unicorns @ Barclays Center 8/22/2014 Arcade Fire kicked off their three-night stand at Brooklyn's sprawling Barclays Center last night (8/22). As mentioned, after the bobblehead version of the band appeared on a second platform to mime New York Dolls' "Personality Crisis," Arcade Fire brought out David Johansen in Buster Poindexter mode to perform his 1987 hit "Hot Hot Hot," complete with a conga line of more bobbleheads and carnival-goers that all ended up on the stage and stayed up…
  • Nicki Minaj Dancer Bitten by a Giant Snake During VMA Rehearsal

    RollingStone.com: News
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Click here to read the full story: RollingStone.com: NewsNicki Minaj's onstage wildlife got a little too wild when a giant snake bit one of her backup dancers during rehearsals for the MTV Video Music Awards on Friday. MTV reports that a six-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky took a chomp on the inside of the dancer's left arm while Minaj and her......
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  • Win A Pair Of Tickets To Imagine Music Festival In Atlanta, GA (8/30-8/31)

    C.Moore
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Click here to read the full story: Good Music All DayHere we have a massive giveaway. One lucky winner has the chance to win two General Admission tickets to Imagine Music Festival in Atlanta, Ga August 30th and 31st. This festival will include some of the biggest EDM and electronic names like Adventure Club, Destroid, Fredde Le Grand, Seven Lions, Paper Diamond, Wick-It The Instigator, Spongle, Beats Antique, Sky Blu of LMFAO and many more. Check out the full lineup below. Good Luck! CLICK HERE: Festival Details & Purchase Tickets Copy of Win A Pair Of Tickets To Imagine Music Festival…
  • GMAD Presents: Party Playlist Vol. 29

    C.Moore
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Click here to read the full story: Good Music All DayIt has been a few weeks since I have brought you guys and gals a new #PartyPlaylist. So today I decided to change that and give you volume 29 of the series. This weeks playlist includes singles from artists like QuESt, Taylor Bennett, Travis Scott, Leif Womack, FYÜTCH, Styles&Complete, Big Gigantic, Robby Hunter Band, Major Lazer, Katy Perry, Jerry Folk and many more. be sure to show all these artists some love and don’t forget to grab your ZIP file of all the songs below. Enjoy. FREE DOWNLOAD: GMAD Party Playlist Vol. 29…
  • Messi shoots and scores, A hundred thousand came

    acidted
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Click here to read the full story: ACID TED So, The Vinyl Villain has been having The James Singles as a series. I really liked them for a brief period around Gold Mother in the early 90s but they were too wordy for me and Tim Booth’s eco warrior thing grated. But with Sit Down and Come they had a pair of classics. Surprised that they are still going with 2014’s La Petite Mort. Here’s a single – Curse Curse – from the album which has been remixed by Mono Life. The original harks back to that looser dancier sound of theirs and the remix capitalises on that. As you…
  • Arcade Fire kicked off three-night stand at Barclays Center with Dan Deacon and The Unicorns (pics, video)

    brooklynvegan
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan photos by Amanda Hatfield Arcade Fire / Dan Deacon / The Unicorns @ Barclays Center 8/22/2014 Arcade Fire kicked off their three-night stand at Brooklyn's sprawling Barclays Center last night (8/22). As mentioned, after the bobblehead version of the band appeared on a second platform to mime New York Dolls' "Personality Crisis," Arcade Fire brought out David Johansen in Buster Poindexter mode to perform his 1987 hit "Hot Hot Hot," complete with a conga line of more bobbleheads and carnival-goers that all ended up on the stage and stayed up…
  • Nicki Minaj Dancer Bitten by a Giant Snake During VMA Rehearsal

    RollingStone.com: News
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Click here to read the full story: RollingStone.com: NewsNicki Minaj's onstage wildlife got a little too wild when a giant snake bit one of her backup dancers during rehearsals for the MTV Video Music Awards on Friday. MTV reports that a six-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky took a chomp on the inside of the dancer's left arm while Minaj and her......
 
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    Maestro Musicians

  • Time for Music Lessons!

    Daniel Broniatowski
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    Although it might seem far away, the new school year is quickly approaching. This means that the barrage of decisions to make about after-school activities will hit most parents like a ton of bricks during the first two weeks of September. Don’t get caught at the last minute! The Maestro Musicians Academy is already open […] Related Posts: Boston Music Lessons A Parent tested, Child approved Boston Music School Grand Opening of West Newton Music School Our Music School Locations FAQ The post Time for Music Lessons! appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
  • Music is Medicine Podcast

    Daniel Broniatowski
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    On Monday, August 4th,2014 we interviewed a guest with a wonderful cause named Leora Friedman. Leora is the founder and CEO of “Music is Medicine” – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that connects artists with pediatric patients all across the United States. According to her website, www.musicismed.org, “The artist and patient get to know one another, […] Related Posts: Living an Artistic Life Podcast With Rhoda Bernard, Ed.D. Classical Music and the Internet Our Music School Podcast With Roy Sonne The post Music is Medicine Podcast appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
  • The Teacher-Student Relationship

    Daniel Broniatowski
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    Today, we share a post from guest-blogger, Alexandra Berube, founder of Boston Tutoring Services, LLC. Ms. Berube is a trained teacher with an M.Ed. from Lesley University. She believes that having a personal connection with parents is crucial to a child’s success, and understanding the value of an individualized approach makes all the difference. The […] Related Posts: Our Music School’s Philosophy How to Choose a Violin Teacher Instrumental Music Instruction and the Brain The Purpose of Music Lessons FAQ The post The Teacher-Student Relationship appeared first on Maestro…
  • Intuitive Listening Through Music

    Daniel Broniatowski
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    My dear readers, In my last article, Why We Need Classical Music, I outlined my belief that more than ever, the world needs Classical Music today because of this genre’s unique ability to act as a conduit for peace. Because this topic needed to be explained from a general perspective, I feel that I did […] Related Posts: Why We Need Classical Music The Story Within Music From The Inside-Out Our Music School Does Music Make You Smarter? (The Mozart Effect) The post Intuitive Listening Through Music appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
  • Why We Need Classical Music

    Daniel Broniatowski
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    Greetings dear readers, For those of you who do not yet know me, my name is Daniel Broniatowski, D.M.A. I am a classical violinist, music school director, wedding and event classical music contractor, and a classical music advocate. Our music school and wedding music agency are located in Boston and we serve New England. I […] Related Posts: Intuitive Listening Through Music Music From The Inside-Out Music’s Impact on Us Why Traditional Music Lessons Matter Classical Music and the Internet The post Why We Need Classical Music appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
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    I.A. Entertainment

  • Just 20 seconds of our time…

    Jojo
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    Que Pasa? Plan to really start updating this site by next week. We’ve been so busy working on our personal stuff we just haven’t had time but plan to start uploading the music, etc. soon. The direction we’re going in with this site is more of a music blog while selling the music and con kits, etc. I’ll update this post tomorrow. Blog with you later
  • Freak of the Week 1

    I.A. Entertainment
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    If you need solid rock performances that will inspire, create and drive your creations to the next level then you need I.A. Entertainments Freak of the Week 1. Thick electric guitars, driving bass, and grooving drums serve as the backbone to this 5 kit collection that captures the vibe and the drive of today’s most influential alt rock music world wide. Each kit contains a full mix, alternate variations of each instrument, fills and leads. Will be available on our site soon. As of now you can buy it here Click here to get more info on this Con Kit Click here to buy it I.A.
  • Free Cover Track

    Jojo
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Originally did this track quite some time ago because I wanted to do this cover for the ex but shes a trip so I said forget it. Was one of my favorite songs back in the days. Very talented group from Los Angeles A.K.A. The Flys- Got You. Free to use, dissect or whatever. It includes everything but the vocals. I.A. Entertainment Got You (Con Kit)I.A. EntertainmentGot You (Con Kit) Click Here for Temporary Download! (311 mb) Kit includes: Wav Aiff Rex2 Enjoy!
  • Mogols New Single: Everybody

    Wengy
    28 May 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Mogol just released his new single along with a new site and video.
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    Hitbanger - Nigerian Music

  • VIDEO: BOLAJi – ALL OF ME (COVER)

    identical
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    “BOLAJi, a final year law student at the University of Warwick is a young Nigerian lady who’s passion for singing prompted colleagues, friends and relatives into canvassing her to do a cover of John Legend’s ALL OF ME. Though , a singer and pianist in church from the very tender age of 14 she’s yet to decide on doing music professionally. However, her soulful voice, thoughtful lyrics and irrepressible confidence was so captivating at an event such that a fan in the crowd called on her afterwards to apply for the ITV2 competition currently going in the UK. Hence, the…
  • VIDEO: VTEK Ft. Capital FEMI – Spotlight

    identical
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    VTEK is one of the producer’s who have worked with P-Square over the years, a while ago he got featured on two of Eedris Abdulkareem tracks – “MORINGA” and “I Go Whooz You”, today he gives us the official video to his jam “Spotlight” Featuring Kennis Music Capital FEMI. VIDEO DOWNLOAD The post VIDEO: VTEK Ft. Capital FEMI – Spotlight appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • Mr Sholz – Hook Up (Prod. Blaq Jerzee)

    identical
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    The Ondo State born Lawson Olushola Ajayim musically “Mr Sholz” is also debuting his first here on 9janimi Channel a Blaq Jerzee produced single he entitled “Hook Up”, while we anticipate a follow up video for the Afro-pop artist latest release enjoy the audio. The post Mr Sholz – Hook Up (Prod. Blaq Jerzee) appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • VIDEO: DCUBE – WHO DEY HERE

    identical
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    Emerging Nigerian Afro-Pop artist DCUBE returns to the scene with the Unlimited L.A directed music video for his brand new single titled “Who Dey Here”. VIDEO DOWNLOAD The post VIDEO: DCUBE – WHO DEY HERE appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • Byno – Love Me

    identical
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:10 am
    “Nigeria’s underground R&B star Byno drops off a hot one for all the ladies! Titled “Love Me”, off his “I Am Byno (Mixtape)”. Blazing through with his amazing vocals over the instrumentals of Kid Ink’s “Show Me”, Cooing out, “Baby! Maka Chuku, Maka Chuku, I dey gbadun your parol,” the crooner sure made it his song. Ready to cater to the lady, “Love Me” is the perfect way to let her know you’re completely into her! The heartthrob in the making is here to add a new voice to Africa’s R&B scene.
 
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    GOT A UKULELE - Uke blog for the beginner

  • Ukulele Hangers - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    Sometimes things come along which are just so simply brilliant that it is a joy for me to write about them. Such is the case with Ukulele Hangers.Hanging ukuleles (or, indeed, other instruments) is something a lot of people like to do. It keeps them off the floor, off stands that can be knocked over, and it also makes a music room look just great in my opinion. There are a range of yoke type hangers on the market, but I have never really been a fan. Most of them require some pretty heavy duty screwing or bolting to the wall for security and that is a hassle I don't really need. I would also…
  • Ka1a1aika - Amelie Ukulele duet - Comptine d'Un Autre Été

    Barry Maz
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    I dont blog YouTube ukulele videos anywhere near as much as I used to. Simple reason is that YouTube is awash with bedroom recordings of Jason Mraz and others, and its quite hard to find something really nice in between it all.Then I fell across this video of a duo under the name of Ka1a1aika covering this Yann Tiersen piece from the soundtrack of the film Amelie (also one of my favourite films which helps).I think it is really rather lovely. Uke spotters, that is a Kanilea K1T and a Kala solid Acacia tenor)Enjoycopyright www.gotaukulele.com
  • EEK For Eurovision - Bingy Bingy Bangy Bong.

    Barry Maz
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    I can't resist getting behind this song.  A little while ago the excellent Omega Music launched an online competition called the Ukuvision Song Contest 2014, in which people submitted videos of original songs which then went to public vote to win a Kala Uke.Matt from Omega got in touch today to tell me that Martyn 'Eek' Cooper who wrote this one is going to submit it for the actual Eurovision Song Contest 2015. And you know, he is just about crazy and loveable enough to pull it off.Martyn, better known as his clowning alter ego 'Eek' is a well known face on ukulele circuits over here in…
  • Workshops With A Difference at The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival

    Barry Maz
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:31 am
    One thing that you will always find at a ukulele festival are players workshops. Its something of a peculiarity that goes with the instrument I guess, but they are always hugely popular with those attending. The most common sort of workshops are the 'learn how to play' type, where you can often learn along with some of the headline acts from the show. This year though, the team at the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival have decided to offer some extra workshops with a difference which certainly look exciting!In fact, GNUF this year are promising that EVERY playing workshop is brand new -…
  • Kamoa E3E Bass Ukulele REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    You know, it surprises me that out of all the instruments I have reviewed on this site, I haven't yet looked at a ukulele bass. I suppose there are not that many about if the truth be told, but they are becoming increasingly popular. I was therefore delighted to have this Kamoa E3E Bass ukulele sent to me on loan by the good folks at Southern Ukulele Store.Confession first though. I am not a fan of ukulele basses. When I started on uke, there really was no such thing and then Kala came through with their U Bass models, the ones with the rubbery strings. I don't want to be controversial but I…
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    Celebrity Examiner

  • 3 arrested in baby formula thefts in Auburn

    Randy Miramontez
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Damon Nash Credit: Placer County Sheriff Torryiel Griggs Credit: Placer County Sheriff AUBURN, CA – Three Bay Area suspects were arrested on Wednesday after stealing a large amount of baby formula from a Bel Air store in Auburn. According to the Placer County sheriff’s Department, at approximately 6:50 p.m. Wednesday two women and two men entered the Bel Air store located on Highway 49. They were observed filling duffel bags with baby formula. As a store employee attempted to intercept them, a male suspect fled out the front doors with a bag of stolen merchandise. The other suspects…
  • 8 arrested for drug and identity theft

    Randy Miramontez
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Victoria Lewis Marc Lucero ROSEVILLE, CA – Yesterday Roseville Police detectives arrested 8 people in connection to drug sales and identity thefts involving scores of victims. According to Roseville Police Department Spokesperson, Dee Dee Gunther, the case stemmed from a vehicle stop made earlier this month. On August 15, a narcotics detective stopped a car in the 900 block of Parry Street in connection to suspected drug dealing. Officers discovered stolen checks and several fake ID cards that were made using stolen identity information. They also found evidence of methamphetamine sales.
  • Rocklin student arrested after bringing gun to school

    Randy Miramontez
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    ROCKLIN, CA – Only two days into the school year and Rocklin High School hits the news after a student brings a gun to class. The principal of Rocklin High School, David Bills, said in a statement that a 14-year-old student was showing off a handgun to another student just after school ended on Wednesday. The school immediately contacted Rocklin Police and officers were able to determine that the teenager was in possession of a gun. The student was promptly arrested. It’s unknown if the gun was loaded. The school sent out an automated recording Wednesday night explaining what happened.
  • Cattle scattered on I80 in Roseville

    Randy Miramontez
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    ROSEVILLE, CA – A number of cows were killed early Thursday morning after the fifth-wheel trailer they were riding in slammed into a guard rail along Interstate 80 in Roseville. According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of a pickup was hauling 23 head of cattle at approximately 2 a.m. Thursday, when the driver said he swerved to avoid something in the middle of the freeway, causing the pickup he was driving to lose control and sending the trailer into the guardrail. File photo A portion of the guardrail penetrated the side door of the trailer instantly killing several of the…
  • New details in Woodland officer involved shooting

    Randy Miramontez
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    WOODLAND, CA – The Woodland Police Department has released additional information in Tuesday’s officer involved shooting that killed 53 year-old Jeffrey Towe. According to officials, Towe was shot and killed Monday morning by Officer Darryl Moore, a 13-year veteran of the department. Moore is a fire arms instructor and field training officer. He’s also taken crisis intervention courses that help him handle individuals suffering from mental illness. Woodland Police say Moore had no choice when dealing with Towe, who charged at them with a 7-inch military style knife. Officers had been…
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    Musiclipse

  • The 10 Best David Bowie Albums

    AlexandreG.
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
        10 – ‘The Next Day‘ – (2013, Columbia, Bowie & Visconti) 27th (!!!) studio album by David Bowie, and the first to feature new material in ten years. Following the unexpected release of the single ‘Where Are We Now?’ on Bowie’s 66th birthday, the album features 14 brand new tracks. The cover art [&hellip(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)
  • Robin Williams, Dead by Apparent Suicide at the Age of 63

    AlexandreG.
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:51 am
    We’re picked up unawares by the news of the death of Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams, yesterday (Monday,Aug. 11). Williams was found unresponsive in his home in an apparent suicide. The actor was 63 years old. The world has reacted with obvious regrets, but also with gratitude for the legacy he leaves behind. Some music [&hellip(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)
  • Jack White 2014 Tour and Concert Setlist

    AlexandreG.
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    The busiest rock singer alive is on tour in the presentation of his second album ‘Lazaretto’. Meanwhile it’s known that ‘Lazaretto’ has sold 62,000 vinyl units to become the top vinyl LP of 2014, and the best selling since Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy in 1994.   Jack White 2014 Tour Dates In Support Of ‘Lazaretto’ 06/10: Los [&hellip(Visited 62 times, 5 visits today)
  • The Best Jimi Hendrix Wallpapers

    AlexandreG.
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Jimi Hendrix was one of the biggest cultural figures of the century: guitarist, singer, and songwriter, he blow everybody in the 1960s with his outrageous electric guitar playing skills and his experimental sound. Hendrix’s innovative fuzz style, feedback and controlled distortion of his guitar, in 1967 was like an atomic bomb. He created a new [&hellip(Visited 411 times, 11 visits today)
  • John Legend, Nach and Anni B. Sweet star in the new ad for San Miguel

    AlexandreG.
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    As is tradition with the beginning of summer, San Miguel presents his new commercial for the season. With a choral song that keeps the “goodroll” trend of recent years, the quintessential beer brand presents its new campaign. Again, the beer maintains the concept that has given many hits, framing it within his now famous claim: [&hellip(Visited 104 times, 1 visits today)
 
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    The Record Stache

  • BAILE – Don’t Worry / Manic

    Matt
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:14 pm
    After a string of top notch remixes covering artists like Bronze Whale, Daughter, and Zhu, BAILE gives us what we’ve been desperately waiting for. Some original tracks! BAILE came through today with not one, but two brand new songs that are entirely his own. Plus, news of a debut EP came attached with the tracks. Don’t Worry is my favorite of the two new singles. It has this excellent atmosphere that haunts you throughout the song. BAILE infused this one with some laid back, downtempo vibes with a hint of some deep house. The samples layered throughout keep the track interesting…
  • New Navy – Rosaline

    Matt
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    The internet was loving New Navy’s previous single, Heaven. It’s definitely a great song, but it’s just a little slow compared to what I’m used to hearing from the band. I mean, these are the same guys who made tropical pop jams like Zimbabwe and Regular Town. Those songs, along with everything else in their catalog, are amazing! New Navy’s new song Rosaline brings the liveliness of their older tracks, but keeps the sweet polish that we heard in Heaven. It’s as if the band channeled Hats era Blue Nile and crafted a new, emotional version of the signature…
  • CHPLN – Jetstream Lover

    Matt
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:54 pm
    If you’ve got a smooth synth pop track floating around that I haven’t heard, you better send that on over because I’m a sucker for the neon glow of synthesizer patters. Good thing CHPLN did just that, because their newest track Jetstream Lover is a jam! These guys hit me up on the most uncluttered, easiest to get access to me method out there. They skipped the bottomless pit of my email’s inbox, and were courteous enough to not spam their song on The Record Stache’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Where did these geniuses reach me? Soundcloud message box. Nicely…
  • Nemea – Daphne

    Matt
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    It isn’t too often that a producer comes through with a sound that completely demands my full attention. With his latest track titled Daphne, Nemea is doing just that. He’s bringing together a lot of different elements in this song, and the result is a really laid back beat paired with an ear raising, hypnotic vocal sample. Nemea is an Austrian currently living in Tokyo, which really influences his style. In Daphne you’ll clearly hear the Japanese inspiration with the use of the vocals, but what stood out to me were the selection of sounds layered throughout the…
  • VIDEO: Blondfire – Waves

    Matt
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Waves just may be the catchiest single on Blondfire’s stellar album, Young Heart. While we may not have an official music video to go along with the single, this new lyric video is certainly enough to please the fans. Correction. Everyone will be pleased. This may well be the best lyric video I’ve ever seen. It tops most of the “official” music videos that land in my inbox. First off, I’ve got to give credit to the steadicam operator. The flow of the video has an excellent pace and the movement is super smooth. Aside from that, the presentation of the lyrics is…
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  • Antix – Breathless

    rightchord
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    Slick flow, dark strings and dirty dubstep infused beats combine to create something truly wonderful. Turn it up loud. This is Antix and this deserves to be massive. London hip-hop has a new hero.
  • Golden Coast – Dream And An MPC

    rightchord
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Former First Signs Of Love featured artist Golden Coast return. This is gloriously life affirming synth pop of the highest order. Golden Coast’s sophomore release is the quintessential summer anthem for anyone who ever uttered the words “college is for lemmings”. Hot on the heels of July’s breakout début, ‘Dream and an MPC’ (an MPC is an early 90′s beat-making machine) is this generation’s echo of the Pink Floyd sentiment to break the societal mold & be yourself, aptly summed up in the chorus lyric: “we don’t need no education…
  • Best of Amazing Tunes No. 10 – Gymnast

    rightchord
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:42 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. Gymnast are Manchester-based duo Cathy Wilcock (lead vocals, guitar, electronics) and Chris Lyon (synth, cello, vocals, programming). Their debut album, “Wild Fleet” will be out at the end of September. To allow people to hear the album prior to release, all ten tracks are being streamed in the track list order, one track per week, in the ten weeks leading up to release. Listen to the album via their website
  • Episode 95. Lost On Radio

    rightchord
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:31 am
    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…
  • First Signs Of Love No 118. Nick + Noah

    rightchord
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Nick + Noah is a pop duo consisting of long-term friends Nick Frenay and Noah Kellman. Between the two of them they have performed in venues across the globe and won awards from ASCAP, Downbeat Magazine, Yamaha and more. This week they are our First Signs of Love featured artist. Typically this feature focuses on one track, frequently a first single. In this case we are focusing on both the first single and the first EP, because we want to! The Summer EP is perfectly titled, the wide-eyed, jazz infused pop literally drips with sunshine. It’s an EP that must surely be consumed by a pool…
 
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    Hamptons DJ

  • Kevin’s 50th Birthday Party Manorville 8/16/14

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

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

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

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

    Paul
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Silo Fundraiser in Ronkonkoma I was approached late to do a fundraiser in Ronkonkoma for Silo.  It’s been a crazy week.  As many of you may know Long Island Dj School was honored in a article in Newsday (read here) this week which led to flood of messages on my facebook page and many phone […] The post 6/20/14 Silo fundraiser Ronkonkoma appeared first on Hamptons DJ.
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  • country music

    surf
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Country Music History Country music evolved from traditional folk music. It is more than music, it is an attitude, a feel, a look, and it is an American art form, same as jazz or rock and roll. Country music represents tradition through musical pieces brought to America by english and african migrants. It became commercial in the roaring twenties of the last century when Okeh Records released a recording of fiddler John Carson called Little Log Cabin in the Lane. The company then began to search talent for the emerging hillbilly market, which was created in part by the widespread radio…
  • In Memoriam Charlie Haden

    surf
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Sad news arrived us at the end of the last week: Charlie Haden, one of the greatest jazz bass players, has passed away at the age of 76.  Charlie Haden was born back in  1937 in Shenandoah, Iow, at a farm. At the age of 14, he began to play the bass. This instrument became his way of expressing his impressions, feelings and thoughts. In his music, you can still listen the folk and country music he listened to when growing up at his parents farm. But fortunately, he did not stick to only this kind of music, instead he developed an afection to classical music and, of course, to jazz music.
  • Is Jazz Worth Anything In Modern Society?

    surf
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:46 am
    Last Summer I had the opportunity visit some european cities and noticed that in every big city, there still are street musicians. They have been part of the urban landscape since the first cities were founded, becoming popular in the 20th-century-cities, e. g. the belly organ players typical for Berlin, Germany. And they are still around. But what kind of music do street musicians play? Do they play jazz? Well, most likely they won’t. As to my personal observations, most of them are singers with a guitar. And they don’t perform jazz repertoire, they usually play Top Ten hits or…
  • Sustainable crops

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

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

  • Might Be A Good Idea

    Edward Reid
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Sam SmithPlease pardon the cliché, but this past month I have experienced many “ups and downs“.  The “ups” involve this blog as I took advantage of two opportunities to work on my music historian skills with posts about Johnny Winter and James Brown respectively. The “downs” have been dealing with the deaths of two friends who really supported my music blogging endeavors. Therefore I approach this week somewhat energized after two well received posts, but also needing to push forward without the encouragement of surrounding friends. I am going to keep writing because I am…
  • A Fitting Tribute to the Godfather

    Edward Reid
    10 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    James BrownThis has been a good week for me. Everything has lead up to last weekend’s release of the James Brown biopic Get on up. I have been looking forward to this movie for several months now, and here I was preparing to finally see this major film event. I easily have that opinion because I rarely go to the movies to view anything on the big screen these days. Yet, here I was preparing to pay money to sit and watch a new release with an audience of strangers. As I drove toward the multiplex of theaters, I started to think back to the time of James Brown’s death. A friend of mine…
  • Johnny Was Good!

    Edward Reid
    3 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Johnny WinterDo you remember Chuck Berry’s hit song Johnny B. Goode? I’m sure most of you reading this post have heard it before as it is considered one of the most popular songs of all time. The third verse of that song really sums up the life and career of this week’s featured artist Johnny Winter.His mother told him "Someday you will be a man,And you will be the leader of a big old band.Many people coming from miles aroundTo hear you play your music when the sun go downMaybe someday your name will be in lightsSaying Johnny B. Goode tonight."Go goGo Johnny goGo go go Johnny goGo go go…
  • On Common Ground

    Edward Reid
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Linkin ParkAs I approach the 200th post of Weekly Music Commentary I have had the privilege of featuring some of the best bands of our day. I must say there is something special about a band. The term band can refer to a variety of musical units but this week I am referring to those units that consist of both instrumental and vocal performers. Many folks start out in high school joining with friends to have fun playing and dreaming of that day when they become stars. I never joined that kind of band back in my high school days. Of course, being a horn player made me more of a luxury than a…
  • Laughter is the Music of Life

    Edward Reid
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Weird Al Yankovic"There is a form of laughter that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter -- loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the heart of child or man. Without egotism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life".William OslerWhat is very valuable, but attainable without paying any price? There may be several things that fit as an answer, but the one thing that comes to my mind quickly is…
 
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    Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Music Production Blog

  • Warner Bros Supervising Sound Editor Jason Brennan On The Latest Inner Circle Podcast

    Bobby Owsinski
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    On the latest Inner Circle Podcast, supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer Jason Brennan joins me to discuss the latest television audio happenings on the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank. Jason is a one-man gang as he handles just about everything that has to do with audio on a TV show.We'll also take a look at some of the new YouTube features that artists, bands and musicians might find useful, as well as the battle of the old RCA Studio B in Nashville now being rented by Ben Folds.You can listen by going to bobbyoinnercircle.com, iTunes or Stitcher.Help support this blog. Any…
  • Steely Dan "Bodhisttahva" Isolated Bass And Drums

    Bobby Owsinski
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Steely Dan has always been known for their almost perfect tracks, even before the days that could easily be done via a DAW. Here's a great example of just how great those tracks could be with the isolated bass and drums from "Bodhisttahva" from the band's second album Countdown To Ecstasy.This album still featured what amounted to the Steely Dan band before it became just Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, but you can still hear hints of the perfection that would come later with the studio bands they used for all their subsequent recordings. On this track, Jim Hodder was the drummer and…
  • Fender Going Direct Via The Web?

    Bobby Owsinski
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    We all have a love/hate relationship with our local music retailer. In some cases, they're a most valuable resource, loaning gear when needed, allowing us to try different products before we decide to buy, and providing last-minute help to get us through the next gig.In other cases that have been well-documented here, they have been cold, hard to connect with, money-grabbing, inexperienced and unknowledgeable, and generally unhelpful. And anywhere in between. Still, most of us wouldn't trade a relationship with a good dealer for anything in the world.That's why it's more than disturbing about…
  • 3 Ways To Overcome Loud Stage Volume

    Bobby Owsinski
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Anyone who's ever mixed a live show has been presented with the situation where the guitar or bass player is playing too loud for the room. Here's an excerpt from my PreSonus StudioLive Mixer Handbook that outlines 3 ways to help get that excessive stage volume under control, or at least mix around it so everything sounds balanced."Many guitar players can only get their sound when they crank their amp up to a level that might be too loud for the room and the mix. There are several ways around this:1. Ask the player to angle his amp either towards the side of the stage, or even turn it around…
  • The Man Buying Up The World's Vinyl

    Bobby Owsinski
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Don't look now but there's someone trying to corner the world's supply of vinyl records, and has been purchasing collections of millions of records from all over the world for more than 30 years. Brazilian transportation magnate Zero Freitas has a 25,000 square foot warehouse in Sao Paulo filled with his collection, which is so large,that it's estimated that it will take a team of interns 20 years to catalog it all - if he stops buying any more.Freitas isn't too discretionary when it comes to what he buys either, having just bought a 15,000 album set of polka records and another 300,000 set…
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    Rock and Roll Omnibus

  • Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted

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

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

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

    Cas Countz
    26 Sep 2013 | 7:36 am
         I have always liked Michael J. Fox. "Family Ties" was one of the only sitcoms I bothered to watch in the 80's (heck, it's one of the few I've bothered to watch period), mainly because of his talents, and his movies have been consistently good, even though many of his best known roles were variations on his Alex P. Keaton persona. Although many point to the "Back to the Future" movies as his best, my favorites were, "Secret of my Success" and "Doc Hollywood". It's the latter movie which leads me to today's blog.      British singer, Chesney Hawkes…
  • Dale Hawkins--Suzie Q (1957)

    Cas Countz
    25 Sep 2013 | 8:19 am
         In the late 60's, Creedence Clearwater Revival became well known for a late 60's version of a rock and roll style known as swamp rock. A blend of rockabilly and southern blues, one of it's early stars was a guitarist from Louisiana named Dale Hawkins.     Dale, like many others grew up in that area were influenced by country, blues, and gospel. His father, who left the family before Dale started school, was a traveling musician, and although Dale never remembered his Dad, he began to take up the guitar as well. He left home at the age of 16 he…
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    GroundFloorGo

  • Mumblr- Roach

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here is the second single from Mumblr's forthcoming debut full-length album, Full of Snakes."Roach" is about lead singer Nick Morrison’s fear of passing on his worst traits to his future children. His anxiety is reflected in the slow building rhythms provided by bassist Sean Reilly and drummer Scott Stitzer which eventually build into a quick pulse and then expel into stream of fuzzy, agitated guitars while Morrison croons the chorus: “Our spirits don’t fit in the ground, they just get carried around/ Until I pass my sins down.”Pre-Order
  • Happy Diving- Weird Dream

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Feedback morphs into feel good fuzz riffage on "Weird Dream" as Happy Diving builds upon the strong sounds from their self-titled EP and prepares their debut album, Big World, out October 21st on Father/Daughter Records.Through pounding rhythms and sludgy chords, Matt Barry's hazy lungs croon “wake me up, I’ve been asleep for too long, it’s been a while since I saw the sun,” which sounds to me like he got lost in a deep dream or a bout with depression. Whatever the case may be, Happy Diving's dreams sure do turn into sweet realities.Pre-Order Vinyl (3 variants)
  • Mumblr- Philadelphia + Cassette Pre-Order

    6 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Photo: Peter MurrayAfter numerous EPs, splits, and random DIY recordings, Philadelphia-based foursome Mumblr are ready to bare it all on their first full-length album, Full of Snakes, due out September 16th via Fleeting Youth Records.Full of Snakes is a phrase drummer Scott Stitzer made up to describe how he felt after a night of hard drinking, but when you hear the subjects lead singer Nick Morrison tackles throughout the album, it could easily describe the struggles, inner demons, anxieties, fears, and confused emotions coiling through his mind while transitioning from youth to adulthood.
  • Habits- All the Figures (Video)

    5 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm
    We interrupt your regularly scheduled Buzzfeed list for an announcement from the inner-galactic depths and thumping pulse of cosmic desires in a brief and calculated sneeze of astromaniacal discharge as HABITS opens up and bears it all in this new video for “All the Figures” from his 2014 album, Unselves in Arrival. Strap in for a lofi-psychedelic journey through an otherworldly multiverse where belly dancers, bodybuilders, felines, one-percenters, and a very determined grizzly bear sift their way through a complex fog of nonsensical transmissions on a quest for new and divine…
  • Flagland LIVE on Serious Business

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    As soon as a Flagland song starts, there's a panicked, anxious energy that bubbles up -- probably related to the lineage of the music. The 90s influence is alive and well here in the trio of Kerry Kallberg, Dan Francia, and Nick Dooley, from thrashing Nirvana-isms to poppy Weezer-ish melodies. They stopped by to tear it up in the studio and have some chit chat with Travis. Featured song: "Awesome Song Kerry Jan"
 
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    Free Kittens & Bread

  • Ask The Dust by John Fante

    Chase Spruiell
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:13 pm
    John Fante’s Ask The DustI was turned onto John Fante around 6 months ago when I attended a show at Strange Brew in Austin, TX to see a local solo artist by the name of Matt The Electrician. Matt, The Electrician, was dually playing with a country-ish solo artist by the name of Joe Pug. Matt would play a song, then Joe would play a song, then they would have some conversation, then Matt, then Joe, and the night continued on in this fashion. Somewhere in the midst of one of their conversations, Matt gave Joe a gift.  The gift happened to be a book by John Fante. In explanation of the…
  • Rusty Metal Plates (a poem)

    Chase Spruiell
    4 Mar 2014 | 2:31 am
    I have been writing a lot of poetry lately. This is a reflection of the fact that I have been reading the shit out of Leonard Cohen and Federico Garcia Lorca, but also because a writer feels obligated to write. I will most likely have a book of poems by the end of the year. Here is one of the poems I have written over the past couple of weeks. It is entitled, "Rusty Metal Plates."The space betweenmy charming metal frameand your innocent way of lovingis becoming thickThe empty spacesomehow finds a wayto become emptierwhen it thinks of usAnd with that emptiness comes a reality that seems too…
  • Transgender Dysphoria Blues

    Chase Spruiell
    17 Jan 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Against Me! will be officially releasing their new album, "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" on January 21st of this year. You can stream the album exclusively on NPR's website: http://www.npr.org/2014/01/12/261095666/first-listen-against-me-transgender-dysphoria-bluesI have been listening to the album nonstop as I do with every new Against Me! album. After the first listen, I have to admit, I wasn't terribly impressed. Although, this might just be a romantic personal trait that I have because the first time I ever heard Against Me! I did not enjoy it and now they are my all time favorite…
  • Puppet On A String

    Chase Spruiell
    3 Dec 2013 | 12:31 am
    Things have been picking up for Free Kittens & Bread. We are playing shows and making babies. Here is a video from our show at Cherrywood Coffeehouse in beautiful and benevolent Austin, Texas. Happy Entrails!
  • The Seconds...

    Chase Spruiell
    31 Oct 2013 | 2:16 am
    Here's something I just wrote on the way to Florida.The Seconds...How many days can I go unchained Unspoken for With lights ahead and night behind How many hours can I fake In toxic motion With substance favor and substance blinds How far will this car go Tank unattended In a race on the road...Is there a bottom to the pit Is there a sky to the world How much darkness can I put behind me Before the light bends and the day breaks  I'm hidden in timeAs wheels tarnish the ground The moment is sated andThe seconds are…
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    Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • Episode 59 - Loudon Wainwright III

    Sodajerker
    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

    Sodajerker
    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

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

    Sodajerker
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:28 am
    Lyricist and songwriter Chris Difford, known for his work in Squeeze, talks about the writing of such classic songs as 'Cool for Cats', 'Up the Junction', 'Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)', 'Tempted', 'King George Street', 'Hourglass', 'Some Fantastic Place' and more. In addition to describing his 40+ year songwriting partnership with Glenn Tilbrook, Chris also talks about some of the songs from solo albums like Cashmere if You Can, and his collaborations with a number of other artists.
  • Episode 55 - Glenn Tilbrook

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

  • The Knife announce split

    Inthejunkardmusic
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Scandinavian duo The Knife has dropped a bombshell, with news they’ll be calling it a day after their upcoming European tour. Speaking to Dazed about the decision, Karin Dreijer said: “We don’t have any obligations to continue, it should only and always be for fun”, reiterating: “When we finish the tour now in November we will close down, it’s our last tour”. Check out the bands remaining ‘live’ dates below: OCTOBER 31 Stockholm, Annexet NOVEMBER 11 Gothenburg, Film Studios 03 Berlin, Arena 05 Manchester, Academy 06 London, Brixton Academy 08 Reykjavik, Iceland Airwaves…
  • NEW: Only Real – ‘Pass the Pain’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    West London slacker Niall Galvin aka Only Real has caught our attention with his new single ‘Pass the Pain’. Taken from his upcoming debut LP, ‘Pass the Pain’ immediately charms you with its witty, off the cuff lyrics and Galvin’s catchy but slightly off key vocals. If you had no idea the track was recorded by Dan Carey (Childhood, Franz Ferdinand) and is due to be released through Virgin EMI. You could be mistaken for thinking Only Real is a not-so-serious DIY bedroom-project and that’s what makes ‘Pass the Pain’ all the more charming. ‘Pass the Pain’ is out on…
  • NEW: Charli XCX – ‘Break The Rules’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Queen-Bee Charli XCX has unveiled ‘Break The Rules,’ the second track to be taken from her forthcoming LP ‘Sucker’ after her billboard top 10 single ‘Boom Clap’. With its punchy bass-line, killer chorus and customary R&B laden-hooks ‘Break The Rules’ looks destined to follow ‘Boom Clap’ in threatening the top of the charts. Discussing her new track Charlie XCX explains: “The song is inspired by a lot of the things I was listening to whilst in Sweden at the end of last year,” she told Buzzfeed. “I spent about a month making a punk…
  • Watch: Buchanan – ‘Coming Down’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Aussie four-piece Buchanan have unveiled the abstract video to their feel-good new single ‘Coming Down’. ‘Coming Down’, with its electro-dance vibe sees the band shift their sound into a totally new direction. Co-written and produced by renowned London producer Simon Duffy who has worked with previously Leftfield, Mr Hudson and Dirty Vegas, the track marks a bold shift for the indie outfit who have embraced a delicate, world-inspired electronic sound for the first single off their forthcoming LP. Take a listen below: By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • The Orwells announce intimate Camden show

    Inthejunkardmusic
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    The Orwells have announced an intimate show at The Black Heart in Camden. The Chicago quintet will hit the North London boozer next Thursday (August 28). Grab your tickets here. Check out The Orwells upcoming UK itinerary below: AUGUST 22 Reading Festival 23 Leeds Festival 28 The Black Heart, London NOVEMBER 20 Electric Ballroom, London 21 The Fleece, Bristol 22 The Leadmill, Sheffield 23 Stereo, Glasgow 24 Manchester Academy 3, Manchester TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
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    TETO World Music Magazine

  • World Of Music Art and Dance Festival 2014

    Této Parvanov
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    WOMAD Festival is a monumental discovery for any lover of music, dance, food and its cultural background. WOMAD 2014 at Charlton Park exceeded all expectations and provided its goers with a music line-up that stretched the World, from the New Zealander Dub band Fat Freddy’s Drop to the Bulgarian and Serbian sensation that is Goran Bregovic and his Weddings and Funerals Orchestra. WOMAD 2014 was the first time that the festival has sold out since moving from Reading. This meant that 40,000 people danced and smiled their way through four days of 184 performances, done by 106 artists and…
  • Folkarria Eco Festi-Bal 2014 | Spain

    Této Parvanov
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    We may complain about the weather in England, but at least it produces a green and pleasant land. Through the window of the bus as I leave Madrid I see a spectacularly bleak landscape, reddish-brown lumps of earth exploding ungraciously out of the ground, a few straggly plants struggling to survive on their sides. I’m on my way to Torres de la Alameda, an outlying municipality of the city, for its annual ‘eco festi-bal’, Folkarria. Bals are big on the continent. There is a whole network of bands playing across Europe specifically for organised ‘bals’ or dances. These take place in…
  • Dengue Fever | Cambodia & USA

    Této Parvanov
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Dengue Fever are a six piece Cambodian pop group, infused with elements of indie, and psychedelic rock. The band was founded by the brothers Ethan and Zac Holtzman, both of whom discovered Cambodian music in the late 1990s: Ethan whilst travelling through Southeast Asia, and Zac via a friend at Aquarius Records. Wanting to form a group around their newfound mutual love, the Holtzmans set out to find a vocalist, specifically one which could sing in Khmer, the official language of Cambodia, they eventually found Chhom Nimol, Ethan recalls: ‘When we first witnessed the power of Nimol’s voice…
  • Lala Njava – Madagascar

    Této Parvanov
    15 Mar 2014 | 8:46 am
    Blues is the music of sorrow and hope; it is a cry, it is pain, it is joy and longing; it is about disappointment and the aspirations for its overcoming. Blues carries a strong message that remains the same in every language and Malagasy could be no exception. In the beautiful island of Madagascar, blues is called the beko and it is the force that fuels Malagasy Blues Song, the debut solo album of the African diva with the captivating voice, Lala Njava, released in spring 2013. Although this is her first solo album, Lala (Gabrielle « Lala » Raharimalala) is not new to music. Born in the…
  • Bassekou Kouyate | Mali

    Této Parvanov
    15 Mar 2014 | 7:28 am
    The opening liner notes of Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba’s newest album Jama Ko read: “Jama ko means ‘a great meeting of people’: You may be rich or poor, Muslim or Christian, let’s get together and enjoy ourselves… There are over 90% Muslims in Mali, but our form of Islam here has nothing to do with a radical form of Sharia: that is not our culture.  We have been singing praise songs for the Prophet for hundreds of years.  If the Islamists stop people making music they will rip the heart out of Mali.” Recorded in the midst of a military coup and the strict enforcement of…
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    Weekly Podcast

  • Azwel- Out on a Limb, First single on 'From Now On'

    azwel
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Hello, I am submitting music that was just released. Below is the release info and links to the music: Artist: Azwel Album: The post Azwel- Out on a Limb, First single on 'From Now On' appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Flosho - Stay Up Campaign

    ashomer
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    This September 2014, Montreal based indie conscious-Hip-Hop/motivational-speaking duo, Flosho, will set out on a mission to combat teen depression and teen bullying The post Flosho - Stay Up Campaign appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • A-Sho - Once More ft. J-Flo

    ashomer
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    A-Sho is an up an coming multi-genre artist from Montreal, Canada. His powerful vocals, clean production, and meaningful lyrics flutter between hip-hop, The post A-Sho - Once More ft. J-Flo appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Velvet Shoes (Song For Lou)

    Bigshoes
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    Description: My, I guess, more humble "walk on the wild side" tribute to the late, great New York Rock 'n Roll Poet, The post Velvet Shoes (Song For Lou) appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
 
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    Inthejunkyardmusic

  • The Knife announce split

    Inthejunkardmusic
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Scandinavian duo The Knife has dropped a bombshell, with news they’ll be calling it a day after their upcoming European tour. Speaking to Dazed about the decision, Karin Dreijer said: “We don’t have any obligations to continue, it should only and always be for fun”, reiterating: “When we finish the tour now in November we will close down, it’s our last tour”. Check out the bands remaining ‘live’ dates below: OCTOBER 31 Stockholm, Annexet NOVEMBER 11 Gothenburg, Film Studios 03 Berlin, Arena 05 Manchester, Academy 06 London, Brixton Academy 08 Reykjavik, Iceland Airwaves…
  • NEW: Only Real – ‘Pass the Pain’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    West London slacker Niall Galvin aka Only Real has caught our attention with his new single ‘Pass the Pain’. Taken from his upcoming debut LP, ‘Pass the Pain’ immediately charms you with its witty, off the cuff lyrics and Galvin’s catchy but slightly off key vocals. If you had no idea the track was recorded by Dan Carey (Childhood, Franz Ferdinand) and is due to be released through Virgin EMI. You could be mistaken for thinking Only Real is a not-so-serious DIY bedroom-project and that’s what makes ‘Pass the Pain’ all the more charming. ‘Pass the Pain’ is out on…
  • NEW: Charli XCX – ‘Break The Rules’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Queen-Bee Charli XCX has unveiled ‘Break The Rules,’ the second track to be taken from her forthcoming LP ‘Sucker’ after her billboard top 10 single ‘Boom Clap’. With its punchy bass-line, killer chorus and customary R&B laden-hooks ‘Break The Rules’ looks destined to follow ‘Boom Clap’ in threatening the top of the charts. Discussing her new track Charlie XCX explains: “The song is inspired by a lot of the things I was listening to whilst in Sweden at the end of last year,” she told Buzzfeed. “I spent about a month making a punk…
  • Watch: Buchanan – ‘Coming Down’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Aussie four-piece Buchanan have unveiled the abstract video to their feel-good new single ‘Coming Down’. ‘Coming Down’, with its electro-dance vibe sees the band shift their sound into a totally new direction. Co-written and produced by renowned London producer Simon Duffy who has worked with previously Leftfield, Mr Hudson and Dirty Vegas, the track marks a bold shift for the indie outfit who have embraced a delicate, world-inspired electronic sound for the first single off their forthcoming LP. Take a listen below: By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • The Orwells announce intimate Camden show

    Inthejunkardmusic
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    The Orwells have announced an intimate show at The Black Heart in Camden. The Chicago quintet will hit the North London boozer next Thursday (August 28). Grab your tickets here. Check out The Orwells upcoming UK itinerary below: AUGUST 22 Reading Festival 23 Leeds Festival 28 The Black Heart, London NOVEMBER 20 Electric Ballroom, London 21 The Fleece, Bristol 22 The Leadmill, Sheffield 23 Stereo, Glasgow 24 Manchester Academy 3, Manchester TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
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    Rock.It Boy Entertainment

  • SONGS of PROTEST: Important pieces of our history

    Siren D
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
      Siren D   From the first time you heard your favourite band play live to that new song that keeps playing over and over in your head, music can evoke old memories or stir up new emotions.  Mankind has used song to spread ideas and messages to others since it’s beginning.  Sometimes the message is clear, other times we might really have to delve into our imaginations in order to understand what the artist is telling us. Our favourite songs are special to us because we can interpret the meaning to identify and reflect our own lives, past or present.  Then there are…
  • KIRA ISABELLA

    Rob
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
  • GEORGE CANYON IN MISSION

    Rob
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
  • GEORGE CANYON IN CHILLIWACK

    Rob
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
  • GEORGE CANYON IN MAPLE RIDGE

    Rob
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
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    Lauren K. Jones: Electric Cello

  • New Don't Panic Song

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

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

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

    3 Oct 2013 | 3:30 pm
    About a month ago I wrote and recorded a cello part for Ryan Tree's new song, "Making Friends With Failure."
  • Bethany Heights at Tim Finnegans

    3 Oct 2013 | 3:00 pm
    Tomorrow night, Bethany Heights is playing two sets at Tim Finnegan's Irish Pub.
 
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    grooveonfire.com

  • Madlib – “The Beats”

    Flash
    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.
  • Jonwayne – “Kenan and Kale (feat. Scoop Deville)”

    Flash
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    Jonwayne continues his assault on your aural senses with the fifth installment of Wayniac Monday, this time it’s “Kenan and Kale” featuring a guest spot from Scoop Deville. The dude just keeps killing it.
  • DJ Shadow – “The Liquid Amber EP”

    Flash
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    After a short break, I’m back today with some exciting news, the great DJ Shadow – one of the original pioneers of beat-making – is back with The Liquid Amber EP,  the opening shot from his new Liquid Amber label. The EP features two brand new tracks plus a remix of the classic “Six Days” by Machinedrum. Nice.
  • Roy Ayers Mix

    Flash
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Here is an absolutely killer Roy Ayers mixtape done up by Fruitman as part of the Beck’s Rhythm Series. Get this one up and primed for whatever you have planned this weekend and then keep it in heavy rotation. Amazing and highly recommended.
  • Lee Fields and the Expressions Live In The KEXP Studio

    Flash
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    I am loving the new Lee Fields and The Expressions album Emma Jean, which is a must-listen for any fans of funky vintage soul music. Fields is in top form and, as usual, The Expressions are a crack backing band that hits every high and low with prime efficiency. The group recently performed live at the KEXP studios, playing three tracks from the new record and ending with “Faithful Man,” the title track of their outstanding album from 2012. Excellent. Songs: Just Can’t Win Don’t Leave Me This Way Talk To Somebody Faithful Man
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    Style of Sound

  • Kitsuné Trip Mode – MiniMix By Jerry Bouthier

    John Noi
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    The groundbreaking Parisian label renowned for fusing music and fashion under one stylish roof welcomes back Jerry Bouthier for ‘Kitsuné Trip Mode’, a dj mix inspired by the escapists’ moods ... Read More The post Kitsuné Trip Mode – MiniMix By Jerry Bouthier appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Manual Movement August 2014: Julio Largente Mix

    John Noi
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Hot on the heels of his fantastic ‘Haiku’ release on the MNL label, Argentinian Julio Largente created an exclusive guest mix for Manual Movement’s monthly show. Tracklisting: Peter ... Read More The post Manual Movement August 2014: Julio Largente Mix appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Constellation Fall 2014 Three-Song Sampler

    John Noi
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    A rather nice sampler of songs from Constellation Records containing a slate of their new releases for Fall 2014. For a rundown of all these releases, plus deals for direct ... Read More The post Constellation Fall 2014 Three-Song Sampler appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Alexia Coley | Drive Me Wild (Valique Remix) |SOS Premiere!

    John Noi
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    Alexia Coley is shaping up for the release of her debut album “Keep The Faith” on Jalapeno Records in October by dropping Drive Me Wild. The single has already been ... Read More The post Alexia Coley | Drive Me Wild (Valique Remix) |SOS Premiere! appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • The Hydra Launch Weekend: Blueprint – M-Plant 20th Anniversary

    John Noi
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    For the final evening of The Hydra launch weekend, techno label Blueprint Records will host a unmissable collaborative showcase. Robert Hood, aka a ‘Minister of Information’ for Underground Resistance, will be ... Read More The post The Hydra Launch Weekend: Blueprint – M-Plant 20th Anniversary appeared first on Style of Sound.
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    Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither

  • Brad. The Foster Dog. Returns.

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    We’ve been doing the “finding foster dogs their forever homes” thing for years. The theory – which usually pans out – is that you take a dog who’s in need of an owner and find him or her a new… Read more → The post Brad. The Foster Dog. Returns. appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #137: Bourne Archer and “Treasures Roadhouse”

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

    admin
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:41 am
    It took awhile, as worthwhile projects always do, but the video for my song “Now It’s a Taqueria” (from my CD “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night”) is finished and just aching to go viral. At it’s most basic, the song is just… Read more → The post Behind the Video: “Now It’s a Taqueria” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #136: Bev Barnett’s Social Media Balancing Act

    admin
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Click here to listen to the interview with Bev Barnett (time = 47:30) So you’re an artist. You have something to say. You need people to know about it. You promote yourself online. How do you choose between the obvious: FaceBook,… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #136: Bev Barnett’s Social Media Balancing Act appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Nina Goes Home. No, Really.

    admin
    15 May 2014 | 8:56 am
    Cute little dog. Fairly spunky for an old girl. We’ll find her a home. How hard could that be? Or so we thought way back in September. This week we found a home for Nina, our first senior foster dog.… Read more → The post Nina Goes Home. No, Really. appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
 
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    Snapshots and Needle Drops

  • Osheaga Wish List

    snapshotsandneedledrops
    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

    ebembo
    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

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

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

    snapshotsandneedledrops
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:30 pm
      We’re branching into something a little different at Snapshots and Needle Drops today. Beats on Repeat will be the periodic (re: whenever I feel like it) publication of my weekly musical obsessions. These are songs that I just can’t stop hitting replay on; the tracks I can’t get out of my head and, for whatever reason, will not get a Doodledrop of their own. Beats on Repeat will be featured pretty much solely on Snapshots and Needle Drops’ facebook page. So get on it. This week’s picks: 1. “Take Me to Chruch”by Hozier Seriously, what is up,…
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    Uke Song of the Month | RSS Feed

  • 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.
  • The Other Best Way to Get Better at Playing Your Uke

    Danno Sullivan
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    5 ways to get better on your uke in just 5 minutes a day! The post The Other Best Way to Get Better at Playing Your Uke appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • 23. “Baby Your Mother” ukulele song

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

    Danno Sullivan
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:30 am
    The best way to get better at playing songs your ukulele is--by playing songs on your ukulele! Here's a quick tip to help you get better fast. The post The best way to get better on uke–guaranteed appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
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    Music Imperium

  • Varien & sirensceol - moonlight

    mike kw
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Varien & sirensceol - moonlight▪▪▪► OPEN FOR MORE INFO ◄▪▪▪______________________________­_________▼ NEW Nightstep! Pure awesomnes x3 Hope you like this song :3 WATCH IN HD!!!Image: http://static.zerochan.net/Sasimin.%2...______________________________­_________♫ You want more Nightcore/Nightstep? Try my other stuff :3♫ Please ~ Like & Share & Subcribes x3______________________________­_________♦ DBM, Quality Does…
  • Clay James x Tone - Jezebel

    mike kw
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    Clay James x Tone - Jezebel
  • Nephlon Don - 2 Street

    mike kw
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    Nephlon Don - 2 Street
  • ReQ Cartier - Stay Woke

    mike kw
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:01 am
    ReQ Cartier - Stay WokeIn the midst of the tragic lost of Eric Garner & Michael Brown, the citizens of the United States are starting to come together to "fight" the higher powers. Brooklyn emcee, ReQ Cartier (who recently was arrested during a peaceful protest in support of Ferguson, Missouri) takes to the microphone to inform people to "Stay Woke" through these times.
  • Action Bronson - Easy Rider

    mike kw
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:55 am
    Action Bronson - Easy RiderYou Should Subscribe Here Now: http://bit.ly/VErZkwRev-up with Action Bronson's new video, "Easy Rider," the first single from the forthcoming VICE / Atlantic LP 'Mr. Wonderful' out fall 2014. Director- Tom GouldProduced By- Travis MitchellCo-Producers- Dustin Highbridge, Brendan FitzgeraldCinematographer- Jake BurghartEditor- Tom Gould, Jared PerezDownload "Easy Rider" on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/EasyRiderABWatch "The Symbol" here: http://bit.ly/1tfhqXjWatch "Strictly 4 My Jeeps" here: http://bit.ly/1tfhfv6Watch 'Fuck, That's Delicious' here:…
 
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    Radio Crowdfund

  • Mid-Hi Ate Us Update, Vulfpeck

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

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Paul Schomer #72. Dog days indeed. Just two songs to feature this week, might take some time off in August. If you check back and there hasn’t been an update, just give it a week! 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… - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - MADE IT > FLANNEL GRAPH: Way to go! NOT…
  • Here Comes the Reign Again, Young Creatures, The Girls Upstairs

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Paul Schomer #70. I operate under the notion that if a band or individual artist made a great recording in the not-to-distant past, it/they/he/she should be counted on to deliver more of the same. The dog days are here a little early and this week was extraordinary, had me hunting hunting down to the wire for anything good. I finally found some nice news a few squares past my limit. Also, nothing new from my old crowdfunding barrel of bands, so I’ve selected an interesting kick-worthy compilation project to highlight instead. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting…
  • Field Mouse, John June Year, Stereo Confession

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Paul Schomer #70. Quite the milestone. Fly-over rules for the last few posts and this week is no different with in-progress campaigns from Minneapolis, Des Moines, and Creve Coeur (kidding about Creve Coeur, just don’t get a chance to use it much…). 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… - – - – - – - – - – - – - –…
  • The Newman Brothers, Flannel Graph, Softly, Dear

    admin
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Paul Schomer #69. No joke. Time for a brief mic check about what happens here. Each week I troll music crowdfunding campaigns in search of audio gold. Whenever possible, I embed tracks from two bands currently crowdfunding. I also embed another track by an artist or group with recently released crowdfunded music. That’s about it. These musicians are all creating new music, in many cases debut efforts. It’s a safe bet that you have never heard of them or their music. If you find a new favorite song, my work is done. I try not to write more than a paragraph or two and keep the focus…
 
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    EasyEarTraining.com

  • The 16 Keys to a Good Singing Voice

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

    Jenny Green
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Having excellent blending is essential for any choir to sound great. Here are some tips, tricks and exercises to help your choir achieve that magic blend. Continue reading →Related posts:Practical Listening Skills for the Developing Choir The Choir Who Can’t Sing (George Bevan) A Cappella for Ear Training: What? Why?
  • Introducing MusicMonde: the new free app for video music lessons online

    Christopher Sutton
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    Online video music lessons provide easy, affordable, convenient access to high-quality music instruction. The free MusicMonde app finds you the perfect teacher. Continue reading →Related posts:Theta Music launches new online ear training games Top Online Courses for Playing By Ear This October: Learn Your Instrument Free With dlp!
  • How To Love Your Own Singing Voice

    Jenny Green
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    One big reason people don't sing is they're worried about the sound of their voice. Here's why and how you can learn to love the sound of your singing voice. Continue reading →Related posts:Open Your Ears to Tuvan Throat Singing! Music & Life: Singing and Childhood Through Her Eyes: The Composer’s Voice
  • Can you learn Perfect Pitch? A new scientific study aims to find out.

    Christopher Sutton
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Can you learn perfect pitch, or must you be born with it? How effective are the methods? A new scientific study aims to find out. Learn all about it here. Continue reading →Related posts:Perfect Pitch Is Not Magic Absolute Pitch Meditation How musical are you? Find out with this new test!
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    AudioCred: Indie, Rap, Rock Music Blog

  • Lone – “Lying In the Reeds”

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Very cool “set it and forget it” track with a really catchy intro by Lone. Enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/magicwirelone
  • Taylor Swift’s New Album 1989 And More

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Taylor swift started up a dancing party with her fans around the world, as she premiered her new song Shake It Off during her Yahoo worldwide live-stream, the song is one that she produced with Max Martin and Shellback. This was the first surprise in…
  • Dirty Sound Magnet – ‘The Bloop’ EP Review

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Ah Dirty Sound Magnet: great name, great band and a great sound. The unreconstructed sound of primal rock ‘n’ roll, the band have already impressed with ‘what lies behind’ and now they’re back to unleash further 70s-inspired hell with this six track,…
  • Miranda Lambert Talks About Finding Success With Country Music

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Like a good wine, Miranda Lambert only seems to get better with age. She first busted onto the scene when she participated on the show Nashville Star, although she didn’t win the show, she was impressive enough to land herself a deal with Epic Records…
  • Throwing a Hen’s Night Dance Party

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    For any of you ladies out here planning or organising a wedding, you’re probably well aware by this point that things can get a little tense. To get things heated in a different way, your Hen’s Night is the perfect opportunity to let off some steam and let your hair down before the big day. So what better way than a dance party with good friends, funky laser projectors, good wine and some good laughs? Here are some tips and tricks for throwing the best Hen’s Night dance party in history! Ingredients for the perfect hen’s night dance party A Venue – preferably close to where one…
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    GIGsoup

  • The Courtesans with a moment of doom-pop ‘Genius’

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

    Paul Smith
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    Nova Scotia band In-Flight Safety have released the lead single from upcoming album ‘Conversationalist’, called ‘Animals’. The track is an up-beat indie-pop track that we guarantee will leave you fumbling for your repeat button. ‘Animals’ has been given a 22nd September release date (via Conehead UK / Ook La La Records US) and comes with a string of live dates (see below). Veterans of SXSW, NXNE, The Great Escape and BBC Radio sessions the new album is the bands third. Of ‘Conversationalist’ Mullane says “There’s a celebratory feeling…
  • BOOM! : Dreamshow – ‘Chasing Control’

    Paul Smith
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    A stunning indie ballad adorns today’s Track of the Day wall in the GIGsoup office. If it’s raspy vocals, smooth harmonies and wonderful hooks you like then look no further that Dreamshow’s ‘Chasing Control’. The track is taken from the groups debut EP. The ‘Chasing Control’ EP is currently set for a 23rd September 2014 release The Dreamshow project is fronted by Constantine V, who has pulled together a set of talented musicians to create this Pete Doherty-esque ballad. Its beautiful strings and un-complicated percussion create a moment of pure…
  • King Creosote to release new single ‘Something To Believe In’ and new London show

    Paul Smith
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    If you haven’t seen the beautiful ‘From Scotland with Love’ then drop everything and buy or download it now. It’s a quite stunning archive of Scottish film, a journey into the past, the film explores universal themes of love, loss, resistance, migration, work and play. For music fans it is also accompanied by the critically acclaimed King Creosote LP of the same name. From that LP the artist is now releasing the opening track ‘Something To Believe In’ on the 20th October 2014, on Domino Records. ‘From Scotland With Love’ was created in…
  • LIVE MUSIC – DZ Deathrays – Shacklewell Arms, London (19th August 2014)

    Paul Smith
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
    I’ve read countless accounts of how good DZ Deathrays are live and had sort of made my mind up that they were going to be massively over-hyped. I admit it, I was wrong. I was so wide of the mark it’s laughable. These guys are the reason live music is, and will continue to be, so addictive. It was a thoroughly enjoyable night of music at the sold out Shacklewell Arms. All three acts were superb and each of them packed out the venue. You go to some gigs and there is small collection of folks hanging around the bar waiting for the main act. Not tonight. Each band was fully supported and it…
 
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    this is our jam

  • weekend thoughts...

    krista
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Happy Friday, loves! We hope that you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend and enjoy one of the last weekends of summer. Desk dance and get clicking with some fun links below to get you in the weekend mood!Your Weekend Jam: While we historically have mixed feelings about Taylor Swift, Kosher Kittens' mashup featuring her new jam "Shake It Off" featuring Ludacris, Childish Gambino, and Lil' Wayne is something we (think we) can get behind. (This jam is a freebie too!)TIOJ Thoughts:A Broadway play starring Michael Cera with music by Rostam? Yes please.Speaking of Vampire Weekend, we spy Ezra…
  • new navy is our jam

    krista
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Attention! We've got a new Aussie band to put on your radar. New Navy has come to us highly recommended and, unsurprisingly, they're amazing with the catchy yet thoughtful, poppy yet creative jams that we've come to expect from Australian bands.We've been jamming to "Zimbabwe" and have a feeling this wanderlust-inducing jam will become our go to come the tired winter months. Plus, they just release and amazing new single "Rosaline." As frequent readers might know, we're big fans of songs about girls (Exhibit A, Exhibit B) so this poppy tune is a welcome addition to our collection.
  • {PLAYLIST} lazy days of summer

    stacey
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    As Labor Day gets closer and closer, August humidity is on the rise (and it wouldn't be a DC summer without it). And before our own lives get just a bit crazier once school starts these few weeks, we imagine ourselves lazing on hammocks and mellowing out with good tunes, good company, and good drinks. we want to be in this picture, please (via)Press play below and be lazy with us.We're dedicating this week's playlist to TIOJ photographer Brian, who's in need of a little R&R this week. Feel better, Brian!
  • {THROWBACK} christina aguilera

    stacey
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    In honor of Christina Aguilera being a new mama again to baby girl Summer Rain, I'm throwing back to the songs that brought this boobalicious lady onto the pop music scene in the late '90s. I owned her self-titled album Christina Aguilera and listened to it on end. Take a trip down memory lane with me and listen to "Genie in a Bottle" while you pretend you're sitting on your couch after school and watching TRL.And now, "What a Girl Wants." God bless the '90s.
  • new music roundup!

    krista
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    This week's latest roundup of new music is a wonderful mix of positive and uplifting jams that should be the perfect thing to get you through the rest of the week!"Shut Up And Dance" - Walk The MoonGlory be! TIOJ's faves are back with and song that is sure to be an anthem throughout our falls/offices/lives."Smile" - Mikky EkkoMikky Ekko's turning his frown upside down with this uplifting and wonderfully catchy new tune. Would not be surprised to hear this on a commercial sometime soon."Walk" - KwabsOur favorite British crooner is back with his swoony baritone on this empowering…
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    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith

  • THIS is Music!

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    In conjunction with my previous post questioning whether or not Rap is real music, I encourage you to listen to An Electrifying Beethoven’s 9th: Sir Georg Solti, Jessye Norman and The Berlin Celebration Concert – Beethoven, Symphony No 9 Bernstein 1989. Now THIS is what I call music!  
  • Is Rap Music?

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Is Rap Music?  Let’s see.  One accepted definition of music is, “An art form that presents sound and silence.  Its common elements are pitch governing melody and harmony, rhythm made up of tempo, meter, and articulation, dynamics or variable sound intensity, and the qualities of the sounds called timber and texture combined into any one of many well-structured  formats.” (1) A working definition of Rap, or Hip Hop, is, “A sub-culture of music developed into it’s own genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic sound that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech…
  • “White Room” Transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    While at Berklee School of Music studying the electric bass, Wolfgang Hammersmith studied and learned to play the electric bass line for Cream’s hit song “White Room.” You can listen to his version of the bass line in a recent blog post. Additionally, his education also involved transcribing the bass line for this Cream song and songs by many of his other favorite bass players.  You can view his transcribed version of this song here: White Room by Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith   You can also listen to Wolfgang Hammersmith playing the bass lines for this and other…
  • “Who’s Been Drinking the Wine” – Transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    While learning the electric bass at Berklee College of Music, part of Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith’s coursework included transcribing the electric bass lines for many of his favorite songs. One of the songs he chose to transcribe was “Who’s Been Drinking the Wine?”, which is by an unknown composer. You can view his transcribed version below: Who’s Been Drinking the Wine? by Wolfgang Hammersmith   Find out when Wolfgang Hammersmith adds new bass lines to this website by following him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WHammersmith‎
  • “Pink” transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Wolfgang Hammersmith studied the electric bass at Berklee College of Music, where he was required to transcribe the bass lines for a number of songs in one of his courses.  One song he chose to transcribe was “Pink” by Aerosmith. You can view his transcribed version below: Pink by Wolfgang Hammersmith   To learn more about Wolfgang Hammersmith and listen to the bass tracks he has recorded with his favorite songs, visit his Pinterest boards: www.pinterest.com/whammersmith/about-wolfgang-hammersmith
 
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    The Standing "O" Project Singer/Songwriter Podcast

  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Mark Erelli / Dr. Shelley Carson / Arlo Guthrie

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The August 18, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Mark Erelli performing "Five Beer Moon," Creativity Corner insight from Dr. Shelley Carson, and a Laugh O' The Day with Arlo Guthrie. 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 - Janis Ian / Tom Aageson / Mike & Ruthy

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm
    The August 11, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Janis Ian performing "Society's Child," Creativity Corner insight from Tom Aageson, and a Laugh O' The Day with Mike & Ruthy. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Robin Roberts & Billie Preston / Eric Maisel / Sam Baker

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    3 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    The August 4, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Robin Roberts & Billie Preston performing "Babelicious," Creativity Corner insight from Eric Maisel, and a Laugh O' The Day with Sam Baker. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Darrell Scott / Martha Quintana / Glenn Frey

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    The July 27, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Darrell Scott performing "There's A Stone Around My Belly," Creativity Corner insight from Rev. Martha Quintana, and a Laugh O' The Day with Glenn Frey. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Katey Laurel / Maura & Pete Kennedy / George Ensle

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    The July 14, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Katey Laurel performing "Hurricane," Creativity Corner insight from Maura & Pete Kennedy, and a Laugh O' The Day with George Ensle. 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…
 
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  • New SpongeBob SquarePants Trailer Released

    Michael
    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

    Ty
    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

    Sam
    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

    Michael
    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…
  • The Hotwives of Orlando is Merely OK

    Michael
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    I am a huge fan of the Paul Scheer/Rob Corddry style of parody that risen the past couple of years. Shows like Children’s Hospital, NTSF:SD:SVU, and Burning Love are all exceptional send up of their respective genres. Hulu saw the success of the series and commissioned the original series The Hotwives of Orlando with Paul Scheer serving as producer. The series was created by the Upright Citizen’s Brigade’s Danielle Schneider who also plays Shauna Maducci the quintessential angry Italian trophy wife. The rest of the cast include Kristin Schaal (Flight of the Concords), Casey…
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  • 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
  • TY SEGALL – SUSIE THUMB

    Scott
    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

    Scott
    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
  • Metronomy – Love Letters

    Scott
    25 Jan 2014 | 7:37 am
    British electric quartet, Metronomy, have just released “Love Letters” a new single from their forthcoming album of the same name. It’s very Age of Aquarius . Listen below. Listen: Metronomy – “Love Letters”
  • Kevin Morby – Wild Side (Oh The Places You Will Go)

    Scott
    24 Jan 2014 | 8:37 pm
    If Short Sleeve Button Down was in the business of giving out awards, then Kevin Morby’s solo album, Harlem River, would certainly win an award for album that I was the least surprised to love. Morby... Read more
 
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  • Meet the Newest Addition to Our Family: #ATMicMan

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Looking for a friend for your next concert? Even if you have a big crowd, there’s probably room for #ATMicMan. He tends to get in for free, too. In all seriousness, Audio-Technica wants to see where you’re going this summer (and what you’re hearing when you get there). It’s a simple process: just print out […]The post Meet the Newest Addition to Our Family: #ATMicMan appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Bass, Part 2

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    This is the 12th installment in guest blogger Steve Lagudi’s series on Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – if you missed Part 1 of his blog on bass, you can read it here. A view that never gets old. Now I am going to go one step further with DI boxes. I know […]The post Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Bass, Part 2 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Back to School in Style

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    As we started to plan our last few summer concerts and nights making s’mores over the fire, we had to catch our breath at the thought that summer will actually be over soon. But fear not! You can return to school this September in style. There’s no better motivation to get back to your studies […]The post Back to School in Style appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Highlights from Michael Abbott’s Ask Me Anything event at NAB 2014

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Michael Abbott is an audio mixer and producer for television. For the past 25 years, he has worked in some capacity with the Grammys, the last 12 of those years spent as the prestigious awards show’s audio coordinator. He has also worked on The Voice, Shark Tank, The X Factor, and many more shows. As […]The post Highlights from Michael Abbott’s Ask Me Anything event at NAB 2014 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Bass, Part 1

    admin
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    This is the 11th installment in guest blogger Steve Lagudi’s series on Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – if you missed Part 2 of his previous blog series on Acoustic Guitars, you can read it here. This is what a sell out crowd looks like from Steve’s point of view. Despite all the […]The post Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Bass, Part 1 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
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  • Outside Lands 2014: 9 small-print acts you don’t want to miss

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

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

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

    Evan Thomas
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:51 pm
    “What should I bring to Burning Man?” Don’t worry, you’re not the only person asking yourself this question.  Packing for Burning Man can be... The post Burning Man Camping Checklist: The essential guide to packing appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • 7 of Coachella 2014′s best performances to catch at Bonnaroo

    Evan Thomas
    5 Jun 2014 | 4:34 am
    Coachella kicks off the festival season with a bang, and its lineup is generally a good indicator of what bands will be doing the... The post 7 of Coachella 2014′s best performances to catch at Bonnaroo appeared first on TravelGrom.
 
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  • Rita Ora promises flying ninjas at MTV VMAs

    23 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    Rita Ora has promised "flying ninja incredibleness" at the MTV Video Music Awards tomorrow night (24th August 2014). The 'Black Widow' hitmaker will be singing her collaboration with Iggy Azalea at the ceremony in Los Angeles this weekend, and she has vowed to give fans an impressive, career-defining show. She told The Sun: "All I know is it's going to be flying ninja incredibleness." "I don't want to give too much away but the video is going to play a huge part." "It's a massive moment. It's the first time I feel that I really get to be myself in front of a massive American audience so it's…
  • Twin Atlantic showcase their new album at Leeds Festival

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Twin Atlantic showcased their new album 'Great Divide' at Leeds Festival this afternoon (23rd August 2014). The Scottish alt-rock band, who also performed at Reading Festival yesterday (22nd August 2014), opened their set with 'I Am An Animal' and 'Fall Into The Party' from their latest album, as lead singer Sam McTrusty burst onto the stage, in a blue trench coat, to a packed out tent. In an exclusive interview with Gigs and Festivals, backstage at Leeds Festival, drummer Craig Kneale commented: "The reaction to playing the album live at Reading Festival was amazing yesterday, we already…
  • Lucius record live session backstage at Leeds Festival

    23 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    Lucius have recorded a live session of their track 'Go Home' backstage at Leeds Festival. The performance comes after the band performed on the Festival Republic Stage yesterday whilst the track is taken from their stunning debut album 'Wildewoman'. The recording, which was filmed in the rustic bar set backstage, embellishes upon the lazy flow of the track to adopt a haunting quality as vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig harmonise against one another to devastating effect. The indie-pop bands Leeds appearance comes after a flurry of European festival dates which will be continued at…
  • Gerard Way opens up the NME Stage at Reading & Leeds Festival

    23 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    Gerard Way played his third solo show since the split of My Chemical Romance as he opened Saturday's proceedings on the NME / BBC Radio 1 Stage at Leeds Festival earlier today (23.08.14). In typical theatrical fashion, Gerard, who opened the same stage at Reading Festival yesterday (22nd August 2014), strutted out on stage in a royal blue suit and shock of ruby coloured hair, showing he hadn't lost any of his ability to transform his character around his music. After his second song Gerard introduced the track 'Zero Zero', saying: "I'm sorry you don't know any of these songs…
  • Deacon Blue are nervous about live shows

    23 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross is scared by the prospect of touring. The 56-year-old singer is preparing to hit the road to perform new tracks from the band's latest album, 'A New House', and he while he is looking forward to appearing in front of fans, Ricky joked that his fading memory may pose a problem. When asked whether he's excited by the prospect of touring, Ricky commented: "It really excites me. Well, it kind of scares me a bit because I think my memory [of the new tracks] is not very good!" "But actually, about five years ago, we decided we either are a band that does new stuff and…
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  • Internship Opportunities with TheIndie.biz

    Katie Reilly
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    TheIndie.biz 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…
  • How To Write a Killer Cover Letter: Ask Not What The Company Can Do For You

    Katie Reilly
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    "My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."- John F. KennedyIt's a profound and famous quote about the responsibilities that come with citizenship, but it can also be applied to job searching by changing a few key words: "Ask not what the company can do for you, ask what you can do for the company." So what does mean? It means that if you're writing your cover letter all about why you want to work at that company and what you hope to gain you're doing it wrong. Sure, HR people want to know you are genuinely passionate and excited…
  • Communications Internship with The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares in Los Angeles

    Katie Reilly
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The communications internship will consist of working with the Communications Director and the Communications Coordinator – New Media on a range of projects for both the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares that involve public relations, marketing research, social media networking and the Foundations' Web sites. Tasks will be administrative as well as project-based and the time commitment would be 20 hours per week. Candidate must be able to receive academic credit.The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of…
  • Design Internship with Creative Spotlights in New York

    Katie Reilly
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    DescriptionWe are creating an ebook to help inspire and empower artists. It is made from interviews we have done with 100s of people in the music industry over the past four years. We are seeking an intern to assist with the creating of the ebook in indesign. In exchange for helping us we will give you free career coaching, since the cowriter Emily is a certified life and business coach.We will also write you a recommendation on LinkedIn and connect you to as many people as possible.ResponsibilitiesAssists in the design and development of our e-book Responsible to incorporate current…
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    CEM: Music News, New Music, Pro Audio Gear, Mixing, Mastering, NAMM, and more!

  • Concert Review: Sarah Donner

    Nina Mohan
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Self-described “singer/songwriter/creative type” Sarah Donner graced the stage at Tin Can Ale House this past weekend. The overall tone for the show was set at maximum quirk, partially by opening act Birdie Rae, Donner herself, and her stage partner, the robot from closer Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra. Donner’s set list was a mix of acoustic tunes with a broad range of subjects. She kicked off her performance with the jolly “Let Him Go”. Performing solo, Donner was obviously unable to recreate the pleasant harmonies from the original track, but cleverly substituted the kazoo solo…
  • 'SomeKindaWonderful' Q&A

    Mandi Paige
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    You must STOP and you must LISTEN because this group is a crazy HIT. (unless you’re driving, then dear lord you shouldn’t be reading this!)They are driving their way towards the top of the Alternative charts while earning massive national radio play, and with the amount of talent and musical ambition that can be heard over the songs it won’t be long until all of you are singing along.     ( I had no intention of rhyming that…)Now,    I love the story behind the bands song “Reverse”,that is was merely a song recorded by chance, in less than three hours after…
  • Album Review: Shakey Graves "West of Calgary"

    Stephen Sherwood
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    "West of Calgary" accounts for musician Alejandro Rose Garcia's life on the road, which he sends plucking guitar and sweetly howling to an audience increasing both in numbers and rambunctiousness. On stage he is known as Shakey Graves. The album is composed of twenty live songs, and is a refreshingly organic cut from an artist who is far more captivating as a live performer than a studio musician. From the intro to "The Waters" an intimacy exists between the artist and the audience as the opening tack simply titled "Hello" begins with a seemingly small crowd applauding Grave's appearance on…
  • Alvin Youngblood Heart: Reviving an American Tradition

    Stephen Sherwood
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Its been called the devil's music, others say its the truest representation of the human spirit; either way, the blues remains one of the most significant happenings in the history of American music. Traditionally, the music was passed on from one kindred generation to the next. It was played in the shacks where they lived and sung in the fields where they worked. Over time that tortured but resilient sound was picked up by a main stream audience as it evolved into the most iconic genre in American music, Rock n' Roll. Since then the appreciation for deep and authentic blues has regressed to…
  • Album Review: Sia's "1000 Forms of Fear" Showcacses Vulnerability

    Nina Mohan
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    "1000 Forms of Fear" appears to be born out of Australian songstress Sia Furler’s attempt to cope with her wild success. It’s a refreshingly exposed album, if a bit aware of the greatness of its own ambitions. The first song is the single “Chandelier”, co-written by Jesse Shatkin. With a relatively short introduction and verse, its launch into a soaring chorus doesn’t feel totally earned, but certainly sets the tone for the whole album. Sia creates an interesting contrast by enveloping the bare lyrics in with an epic feel. Whether it’s the slow, pounding chorus of “Big Girls…
 
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream Music & Indie News

  • Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid Maad City is being taught as a text in schools + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:24 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   New Music: Tinashe f/ A$AP Rocky – ‘Pretend’ – www.rap-up.com With her ScHoolboy Q-assisted hit “2 On” still burning up the airwaves, Tinashe teams with A$AP Rocky on the Detail-produced follow-up “Pretend.” The L.A. singer swallows her pride and gives her man another shot, while Rocky delivers a jiggy […]
  • Kate Bush, Bee Gees and Chaka Khan: Beverley Craven's six best albums + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:53 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   The Knife announce last show and split – www.music-news.com The Knife have announced their last live shows, their European leg of the “Shaken Up Show 2014” tour. Continue Reading On www.music-news.com » Review: 21 Thoughts On Drake Vs. Lil Wayne Tour Stop In New York City – www.vibe.com Sensei […]
  • Tame Impala under legal threat after website 'joked' about plagiarism + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Alt-J: "We're coming over in October" – www.abc.net.au/triplej Alt-J will tour Australia this October ahead of their headlining spot atop the Falls Festival bill later in the year. Continue Reading On www.abc.net.au/triplej » Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp reportedly call it quits after three years – www.foxnews.com Meg Ryan […]
  • Taylor Swift's '1989' and 21 Other Albums Named After a Year + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   New Video: Joey Fatts Feat. A$AP Rocky 'Keep It G Pt. II' – www.vibe.com Longtime A$AP Rocky fans remember “Keep It G,” a SpaceGhostPurrp-produced gem off his breakout mixtape, LiveLoveA$AP. Today, producer/rapper Joey Fatts links up with the plaited frontman of the A$AP Mob to drop a video to […]
  • What Happens After MTV Viewers Tell All On ‘Losing It’? + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:22 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Bombay Bicycle Club announce UK tour for December – www.electric-banana.co.uk Bombay Bicycle club have announced details of a UK tour that will commence in December. Prior to their fast selling homecoming gig, the four- piece band will now embark on several dates leading to the Earl’s Court Arena show […]
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  • Nicki Minaj Backup Dancer Bit By Snake During VMA Rehearsal + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Alice Cooper apologises for beating McCartney – www.music-news.com Alice Cooper thinks competition is key to becoming a successful music artist. Continue Reading On www.music-news.com » Kasabian to play intimate charity show for Shelter – www.electric-banana.co.uk Kasabian have been confirmed for an intimate charity concert in aid of Shelter. The […]
  • Album releases – August 22 + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   MTV Video Music Awards: 5 best boy band moments – www.thestar.com 5 Seconds of Summer’s debut Sunday follows a long line of memorable appearances on the annual awards show. Continue Reading On www.thestar.com » Album releases – August 22 – www.abc.net.au/triplej Here’s a list of albums released in Australia […]
  • Advertising: Creating Ads During the MTV Video Music Awards + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   The 28 best folk music albums of 2014 – www.telegraph.co.uk Martin Chilton picks the best folk albums so far this year Continue Reading On www.telegraph.co.uk » Lady Gaga kicks off tour in Perth – www.dailytelegraph.com.au LADY Gaga blasted critics of her latest work at her Perth Arena show, in […]
  • Meg Mac: “It Is A Good Time To Be Singing” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   New Music: Tiara Thomas – ‘One Night’ – www.rap-up.com Turn the lights on. After the release of her EP Dear Sallie Mae in October, “Bad” hitmaker Tiara Thomas has been in the studio working on her Division1 debut. The Indianapolis singer-songwriter shares her desire for a no-strings-attached relationship on […]
  • Arcade Fire at Verizon Center: Bloated and bland + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   New Music: Future “Monster” – www.missinfo.tv While his sophomore Honest LP released earlier this year, Future is already shifting gears to a new project. Recently, reports have popped up that the ATLien is set to release a new EP titled Evol (Love spelled backwards). Rumored to be released on […]
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  • Is Cameron Diaz ready to marry rocker Benji Madden? + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Bushmania sweeps the nation before comeback gigs – www.guardian.co.uk Excitement over Kate Bush’s first gigs in 35 years fuels entire cottage industry in memorabilia The Kate Bush bandwagon is rolling into town and it seems unstoppable. As excitement about the singer’s first concerts since 1979 reaches levels once associated […]
  • All Time Low and You Me At Six Announce Co-Headlining UK Arena Tour + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid Maad City is being taught as a text in schools – www.independent.co.uk Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid Maad City album was widely praised for its storytelling and lyrical craftsmanship, and is now the subject of a college English class alongside James Joyce’s A Portrait of the […]
  • Think pink! Olivia Newton-John makes Natalie Morales' dream come true + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Bring on the screams: 5 big MTV Video Music Awards boy band moments – www.foxnews.com Get ready for another potential OMG boy band moment: 5 Seconds of Summer is about to make its debut on the MTV Video Music Awards. Continue Reading On www.foxnews.com » Grateful Medicine – www.relix.com […]
  • Metal rockers Motley Crue find welcome embrace in Nashville for country tribute album + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Extreme Music at International Rock Festival in Cuba – www.bignewsnetwork.com Camag&uuml;ey, Cuba, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Extreme rock metal musicians from France, Switzerland, Finland, Italy, and Cuba will perform tonight in this World Cultural Heritage city at the Eighth … Continue Reading On www.bignewsnetwork.com » HOLD Three reasons why […]
  • The Last Internationale takes folk roots seriously + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Sorry, Mom—This Trend Is Coming Back In A Big Way – www.mtv.com Over the weekend, two of our faves: Katy Perry and Lady Gaga got their noses pierced. Well, Katy pierced her right nostril, and Gaga went up a gauge with her septum piercing. In light of these recent […]
 
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  • 5 Life + Music lessons from TV One's RnB Divas LA (Season 2, Episode 5)

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Hello everyone, I know I know I am a tad bit late with this post as R&B Divas LA is now on episode 6! But I got a reason for my tardiness! See what had happen was, I was on a mini vacation in Florida with the fam having a fabulous "hot" time...But I'm back now and I got five life and music lessons from R&B Divas LA (Full Episode 5) that you can learn from (or tell others about them):1. Crenshaw is not what it's made out to be: Michel’le invited the divas to her Martin Luther King Jr. performance in the Crenshaw section of LA, but both Lil Mo and Chrisette Michelle raised eyebrows…
  • You have to listen to: Born I Music latest hip-hop track- Blue

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Washington D.C hip-hop/electronic artist Born I Music get's deep on his latest track titled Blue! A contrast from his hip-hop/house tune titled Havana, Blue is raw and autobiographical track about Born I Music upbringing as a child of African immigrants experiencing trials and tribulations of growing up in Silver Springs MD.Born I Music describes Blue as: Important not simply because of it's honesty or the skill of the artist, but because of it's message. Life is not always black and white, at times its downright... blue. I love this song, the realness and simplicity of Blue makes…
  • Now playing: Granddad Woolly's latest hip-hop track The End

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Granddad Woolly new single is the beginning of The End! Don't let the name fool you, 26 year old Northwest Indiana hip-hop artist (currently residing in Atlanta, GA) sound is classic hip-hop with a unique spin on lyrics!The End is the latest single from Granddad Woolly's soulful infused hip-hop mixtape The Vanilla Tape featuring production from UK producer Vanilla! Check out the video for The End directed by Chris “The Granddad” Carter and make sure you listen to The Vanilla Tape!
  • New music: Listen to Jneiro Jarel reggae infused remix of Amatus Messin'

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Do you remember my post about Amatus track titled Messin'? Well Amatus recently premiered Messin' remix on Pigeons and Planes and I can say I am feeling this track! Amatus teamed up with Jneiro Jarel (1/2 of JJ Doom) for the reggae infused remix of Messin'! Messin remix makes you chill on some ones Caribbean beach with a drink in hand while listening to Amatus soulful vocals! Check out the Messin' remix and share your thoughts on the track in the comment section.
  • 6 Philly classic tunes you must play at your next Cookout or Block Party

    15 Aug 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Tis the season for social gatherings such as block parties, cookouts and plenty of birthday celebrations! Such events bring families/friends close for a day of fun, food and music! I can say for myself I have been to a few cookouts and block parties thus far! Recently, I was at a block party and while the DJ was playing all kinds of Soul, R&B, and Hip-Hop hits, as the music playing, a thought came into my head to write a post about Philly tunes that you have to listen to at a cook out! The five songs I choose where from various eras and genres but they all have two things in common; 1-…
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    EmuBands » News

  • Featured Releases – w/c 18th August 2014

    Emubands
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    First up this week is a track from the Stirlingshire pop-rock four-piece Miniature Dinosaurs. With airplay on Radio 1 three months before they even played their first gig, Miniature Dinosaurs generated a swell of interest over the last 4 years, supporting the likes of Fenech Soler, Young the Giant, Twin Atlantic and Johnny Foreigner to name but a few. Upon the release of their debut album ‘In the Spirit of Everything’, unfortunately the band have decided to call it a day and will play one final hometown show at the Tolbooth in Stirling on Friday 29th August. Next up is…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 11th August 2014

    Emubands
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    First up on this week’s list is Brixton-based MC G FrSH with a track from his brand new album ‘Alfie’. Featuring collaborations with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Sonny Reeves, Tanika Bailey to name but a few, ‘Alfie’ continues to push boundaries, showcasing G FrSH’s experiences and feelings, particularly love. The album has already been met with great acclaim, reaching Number 1 in the iTunes Hip-Hop charts and Number 18 in the overall iTunes album charts. Next up is ‘We Were Kings’, the new single from Hackney-based electro-pop duo SUNS. Having…
  • Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2014

    Emubands
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Belladrum Tartan Heart is Scotland’s best annual festival of music and performing arts for all ages! Dubbed Scotland’s “friendliest, wackiest, most inclusive festival”, Belladrum will play host to an eclectic and exciting mix of leading pop acts, comedians, artists, alternative and up-and-coming talent. Held on the Belladrum estate in Beauly, Inverness-shire, Belladrum is a wonderland for adults and children alike, with a wide range of activities and events scattered throughout its fields. Entering its 11th year, music will be provided from around 90 acts across five…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 4th August 2014

    Emubands
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    First up on this week’s list are Oxford-based 4-piece Pixel Fix with ‘Lungs’, the opening track from their brand new EP ‘Running Thin’. Described as “sounding like early Prefab Sprout with the Edge on guitar”, Pixel Fix are purveyors of new indie R&B, blending dreamy soul with indie rock, and rife with pop hooks. This year has seen the band play Greenville in Germany, support Young Kato on their UK tour, as well as playing alongside Coasts in London and Dan Croll’s album launch. Next up is ‘Only Bodies’, the titular track from the debut…
  • Shazam Release Mac Desktop App

    Emubands
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    Shazam announced last week the launch of a Mac desktop app. Available as a free download, the music recognition service is designed to work quietly in the background, and is able to recognise the tracks playing around you – either music which is played on your mac, or in the nearby vicinity, by using the in-built microphone on your device, similar to Shazam on mobile. The app displays artist and track information, along with artwork, and a link to the song in iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. It is hoped the Shazam for Mac will help fans engage more with Artists, rather than serving…
 
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    The DJ Stone Crazy Spot

  • 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.)  
  • 7 Reasons Stacey Dash Should Run for Republican President

    Stone Crazy
    29 May 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Actress Stacey Dash Recently, Actress Stacey Dash joined Fox news as a paid contributor. Looking at this, this inspires a list on why she should run for President on the Republican ticket. 1. She’s black (or at least part-black). Republicans have a hard time attracting people of color.  Having ex-Klan members like David Duke running on their ticket does them no favors.  Plus when the black guy became President, the slogan “Take Back Our Country” really pissed many people off.  All of sudden, it’s take our country back when the black guy wins. 2. She’s a woman.
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    DIY Conspiracy - International Zine in the Spirit of DIY Hardcore Punk!

  • Yuen from Shock&Awe! Media

    Mittens XVX
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Being thrilled about DIY hardcore punk coming from distant parts of the world I was curious to contact Yuen from Malaysia, the editor of the fascinating Shock&Awe! fanzine, author of Borneo DIY HC Punk Blog, Midin distro, gig organizer and a participant at Phantom Limb community space in Kuching. In our conversation we talk about punk, politics and...
  • Afiach Presents “Fuck NATO” Benefit Compilation

    DIY Conspiracy
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Afiach Collective from Wells strikes back with their fifth release. ‘Stop Killing People You Twats’ is a benefit compilation for the anarchist group Stop NATO Cymru who will be opposing the NATO Summit in Newport next month. The benefit compilation is available from Afiach’s bandcamp page for £2.99 or more. The compilation is featuring 38 songs with a political message by...
  • Chest Pain – WELTSCHMERZ

    Matthew Holmes
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Artist: Chest Pain Title: WELTSCHMERZ Release: LP Year: 2014 Label: To Live A Lie Records Chest Pain is a band. Chest Pain has been jamming since 2008. Formed in Austin, Texas, the band has played a couple of tours, tons of local shows, and put out a few releases. Their final release, ‘WELTSCHMERZ’ (translated from...
  • Expectations Streaming Their New Record!

    Mittens XVX
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    Bulgarian hardcore band Expectations is premiering their new record called “After Twenty Years”. The official release date has been set to August 29 when the band is playing at “Grindhouse Skateclub” in Sofia, and then they will hit the road with their fellow tourmates Eaglehaslanded from Belgrade, Serbia. “After Twenty Years” was recorded, mixed and mastered at...
  • Reviews Shouldn’t Be Useless Crap

    DIY Conspiracy
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The following text is a preface of the review section in Inside Front #8 (January 1996) “Sure I reviewed it, I didn’t say I listened to it” —Dwid of Bloodbook in an unguarded moment Reviews are perhaps the most common component in today’s hardcore ‘zines; I get the impression that some editors view them as a...
 
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    East Coast Digital Radio

  • [New Music] @YTriz – ‘Lil Buddy’

    The Shadowking
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    YTTriz – ‘Lil Buddy’
  • [Mixtape] @DjKhasperBhinks – Producers Exposed

    The Shadowking
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    DJ Khasper Bhinks is a full time DJ out of Indianapolis, Indiana, who produces, mixes and promotes music. He has been an active DJ since 1998 and has worked with hundreds of Independent Artists worldwide. You can find out anything about him by simply googling his name. You can also find a portion of DJ Khasper Bhinks’ portfolio at www.coast2coastmixtapes.com, as he is an official “Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes DJ”. Artists, Managers, and Promoters are welcome to contact DJ Khasper Bhinks at any time, from anywhere in the world being that his team and him operate a 24-hour live…
  • [Video] @Reemcassanova “Living Wrong”

    The Shadowking
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Kareem Walker, aka “Reem Cassanova” was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Influenced by his older brother, he fell in love with music at the age of 15. Between watching cyphers in the park and listening to the mixtapes his brother got for him, he was inspired to begin writing verses in hopes of one day becoming an MC on the big stage. Reem was fortunate enough to of met people along the way that helped him get to where he is today. Even though he had a falling out with his first partner and his recording studio was dismantled, he decided that “to abandon his passion, would be to…
  • [Video] @LiffyStokes – ‘Understand Me’

    samhoody
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    1/3rd Of The Multi Platinum Selling Group SpeedKnot Mobstaz & theChicity O.G. “LIFFY $TOKES” is back with the first visual from hissoon to be released Ep… “UnderStand Me” dropping soon….so enjoy anholla at Liffy Stokes via twitter https://twitter.com/liffystokes Watch Video Below
  • Kid Ink – LA/Missouri Riots x Living In LA During Riots x “Badges Are Dangerous””

    The Shadowking
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:46 pm
    We caught up with Kid Ink to discuss his thoughts on the the incident in Feguson, MO in comparison to growing up in LA with their history of riots and police brutality. He talks about growing up in LA during the Riots, as well as police and their abuse of power.
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    Slightly Off Key

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

    slightlyoffkey
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
      For more music, mischief, and mayhem, follow @Offkeymusicblog on Twitter and like Slightly Off Key on Facebook!  A band’s first album might grab your attention, but only their second can prove whether your attention was worth it. Thankfully, Shovels & Rope doesn’t let us down! Swimmin’ Time finds the duo exploring much darker subject matter than on their debut2012’s O’ Be Joyful.  Somehow though, even with songs such as “Evil” and “The Devil Is All Around,” they manage to top   the energy of their previous record.  The…
  • New Music Fix 8.18.14 – Benjamin Booker and Eric Harland Voyager

    slightlyoffkey
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    For more reviews and exclusive content, follow @offkeymusicblog on twitter and “Like” it on Facebook! Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker Where did this dude come from? A killer guitar player with a smokey voice and enough raw energy to start a fire… I didn’t know they still existed. Apparently, they do if you know where to look.  In the case of Benjamin Booker, it’s the birthplace of American roots music, New Orleans.  You can almost feel the city’s presence throughout the entire album – whether through the humid heat of Bookers voice, the…
  • Discography Adventures – The Rolling Stones

    slightlyoffkey
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    As promised the other week, I hunkered down and spent some quality time with The Rolling Stones’ discography. The rules I set out for myself were simple – I would start with 1964’s The Rolling Stones and proceed in chronological order through all of their studio albums (excluding compilations, of course).  While I might have already angered some of you live-album aficionados, my thinking behind this was to focus more on their songwriting and creative development than their (as far as I’m concerned, consistently stellar) abilities as live performers.  It was…
  • New Music Fix 8.5.14 – Tom Petty and Spoon

    slightlyoffkey
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Editors Note: Congrats to Tom Petty for his first ever Billboard #1 album! I’m not saying that my review pushed him over the edge, but… TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS – HYPNOTIC EYE As the man behind one of the most catchy songs of all time (Sheee was…an American giiirl!), you may think that Tom Petty has nothing left to prove. Not so, of course.  Early success has a habit of plaguing even the most consistent songwriters with unfair comparisons.  Tracks like American Girl and Free Falling were such colossal hits that no matter how brilliant Tom…
  • Discography Adventures – An Introduction

    slightlyoffkey
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Anyone who’s ever read this blog knows that I tend to prefer complete albums over hit singles.  There’s just something about devoting 45 minutes to an artist’s (or band’s) vision that I find extremely enveloping – like a plush sofa or a warm blanket. While the world of digital music may diminish the physical need for albums, it presents album lovers like me with limitless possibilities in terms of consumption.  Not only can I listen to an album almost anywhere (with the possible exception of underwater), but I can also instantly summon a nearly infinite…
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    Melody Fusion : 10 Most Recent Blog Posts

  • Stats & Graphs

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
     
  • August 2014 Contest: Post the Best Bio

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    For August 2014 Contest, we want to know more about YOU! We now have a solid number of members, but there are quite a few of you hiding out :) We want to know more about you; about your musical efforts and career, your band, what you are looking for, what you are up to. This is your opportunity to brag about yourself and market your musical or whimsical self!
  • Winner July 2014 Contest!

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    Here's the July contest winner: Joe Lemire! He wrote a great article on how music is constantly evolving: "Traditional Country Music", describing the roots of country music and how blending of cultures, communities, teaching styles and other music have influenced the various subgenres of country. 
  • Free Classified Advertising on Melody Fusion

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    Yes, we are doing it again! The big brains of Melody Fusion have been working on this for a little while, and here we are: Classified Advertising on Melody Fusion! 
  • June 2014 Contest Winner!

    1 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    June has been a riot! This month's contest "Post the Most Tracks" has definitely made some musical waves on Melody Fusion. We've enjoyed watching members crank up the volume and share all this music with our membership. 
 
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    Foxbeard Music

  • Amanda Lamb Releases “We Were Here” Video

    CourtneyL
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Amanda Lamb has released the perfect summer song with her new single, “We Were Here”. With lyrical imagery that will take you on a drive down the coastline, Amanda Lamb tells the story of living life to the fullest and celebrating the summer. She croons, “Life’s too short to live it on the down low, I want the whole wide world to know, we were here.” If you are looking for a fun summer country song, this is it!  
  • Smoke Season Releases “Badlands” Video

    CourtneyL
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Los Angeles indie-Americana duo, Smoke Season recently unveiled the music video for their new single, “Badlands.” The video was shot in the desert of Joshua Tree, CA and plays like an old Western movie. Stocked with Western staples such as revolvers, card games, cowboy boots and jean fringe, this video doesn’t disappoint. The duo’s haunting and sultry vocals create the perfect musical soundtrack for a drive through the desert. They chant, “There’s only bones on the dusty road.”
  • The Student Loan Releases New Album, “Moonlit Toasters”

    SueD
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:55 am
    Portland Oregon based The Student Loan is a progressive-acoustic newgrass project known for their fun and funky originals, quirky covers, and knack for getting a crowd moving on the dance floor.  Moonlit Toasters is The Student Loan’s fourth independent release, recorded by prolific producer, engineer and session player Billy Oskay (Foghorn Stringband, Beppe Gambetta, Dan Crary) at his Big Red Studios in Corbett Oregon and produced under the auspices of revered Portland guitar extraordinaire Scott Law (Banjo Killers, Brokedown in Bakersfield, Darol Angers Republic of Strings). Moonlit…
  • Eight Dollar Mountain Releases New Album, “Tied To The Tracks”

    SueD
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:57 am
    Rising from the Cascade-Siskiyou Mountain range of Southern Oregon comes Eight Dollar Mountain, an exciting, high-energy bluegrass quintet. Tied To The Tracks (Release date: June 25, 2014) the band’s third release  was produced by Vince Herman, the incomparable lead man of the progressive “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass” band Leftover Salmon.  Herman, a recent transplant to Oregon from his longtime home amongst the prolific Rocky Mountain bluegrass scene, lends his energy, creative style, and finely tuned ear to the production helm. Recorded at The Studio at Pacifica in Williams, Oregon…
  • Fireproof Giant find ‘A Place to Start’ with debut EP

    lizzie
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:08 am
    Hot off the Circus, the EP is now available from bandcamp.com  Having been described as a “terrific four piece band” (The Times) whose music is “intense, haunting and pulsating” (The Independent), it is sure enough that Fireproof Giant are experiencing a whirlwind of recognition with the release of highly anticipated EP ‘A Place to Start’. The EP has a refreshing, poignant sound with honest lyrical and musical influences. The soulful, charming vocals make for a relaxing composition which leaves the audience truly captivated. It is no surprise the EP is receiving such positive…
 
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    One For The People

  • Tracks: Death Valley Girls - Electric High / Gettin' Hard

    Phill Walker
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    LA punks Death Valley Girls unveil "Electric High" & "Gettin' Hard", off the back of debut album Street Venom.Enough of their debut though, Death Valley Girls are already on the way with their follow-up EP, Electric High and "Electric High" along with b-side "Gettin' Hard" are the first tracks we're to hear from it.Read More »
  • Tracks: FEWS - Seasick

    Phill Walker
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Following returning track "The Zoo", Sweden via America FEWS unveil latest track, "Seasick".Instrumentally, "Seasick" sees a far more happy-go-lucky approach and output from FEWS. This is opposed to previous track "The Zoo", which has a brilliant air of menace about it. If both tracks we're to represent the seasons, "The Zoo" would be winter and "Seasick" would be, yeah you guessed it, the summer. It's light, airy and in some aspects quite joyous - especially when you disregard the, at times, melancholic vocals.Read More »
  • Tracks: Sea Pinks - Dream Happening

    Wayne Flanagan
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Preview a new album from ex-Girls Names man Neil Brogan, aka Sea Pinks.The project of former Girls Names man Neil Brogan, Belfast's Sea Pinks are back with new track "Dream Happening", with a third LP due next month.Read More »
  • Tracks: The Drums - I Can't Pretend

    Phill Walker
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    The Drums unveil latest track set to feature on Encyclopedia, "I Can't Pretend".The Drums have had a strange however many years since the release of their debut album, but following "Magic Mountain" and now "I Can't Pretend" the band look to have found a bit of consistency.Read More »
  • Tracks: Tyrannosaurus Dead - Local Bullies

    Wayne Flanagan
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    Stream "Local Bullies", taken from the upcoming debut album from Brighton's Tyrannosaurus Dead Art by Kieran Gabriel Following in from a recent split with Joanna Gruesome, Brighton upstarts Tyrannosaurus Dead will release their debut album Flying Ant Day in November, and they've got a cracking single to kick it off in "Local Bullies".Read More »
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    Festival Mag

  • Sundown 2014 preview: Undiscovered Festival Coven in Norfolk?

    Kes Phelps
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Where can you find the likes of Ellie Goulding, Chase and Status and John Newman in one of the UK’s […]The post Sundown 2014 preview: Undiscovered Festival Coven in Norfolk? appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Beacons Festival 2014 review

    Jonny Chadwick
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    It’s hard not to get stuck in hyperbole when trying to summarise my experience at Beacons Festival in Skipton, North […]The post Beacons Festival 2014 review appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • BBC Introducing Stage Returns to Bestival

    Kes Phelps
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
      Bestival has announced that the BBC Introducing Stage will be returning after a seven year hiatus. The action kicks off […]The post BBC Introducing Stage Returns to Bestival appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Berlin Festival relocates to Arena Park, Kreuzberg

    Kes Phelps
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    Berlin Festival have announced they will be relocating to Arena Park, Kreuzberg. The Berlin Festival’s night program has traditionally taken place at […]The post Berlin Festival relocates to Arena Park, Kreuzberg appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Berlin Festival 2014 preview: What is not to love?

    Sarah Campbell
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    I’ve lived in Berlin for the best part of a year now and can safely say that it feels like […]The post Berlin Festival 2014 preview: What is not to love? appeared first on Festival Mag.
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    dizsoundz.com

  • Ariana Grande – My Everything (Album Stream)

    DS
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Ariana Grande releases her second studio album called My Everything. To be published on August 25, 2014 via Republic Records. Track list: 1. Intro 2. Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea) 3. One Last Time 4. Why Try 5. Break Free (feat. Zedd) 6. Best Mistake (feat. Big Sean) 7. Be My Baby (feat. Cashmere Cat) 8. Break Your Heart Right Back (feat. Childish Gambino) 9. Love Me Harder (feat. The Weeknd) 10. A Little Bit of Your Heart 11. Hands On Me (feat. A$AP Ferg) 12. My Everything Deluxe Edition 13. Bang Bang (feat. Jessie J & Nicki Minaj) 14. Only 1 15. You Don’t Know Me Target Edition 16.
  • Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways (Official Album Cover + Tracklist)

    DS
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Foo Fighters are ready to release their eighth studio album called Sonic Highways. Record will be out on November 10, 2014 via RCA/Capitol Records. Tracklist: 1. Something From Nothing 2. The Feast and the Famine 3. Congregation 4. What Did I Do?/God As My Witness 5. Outside 6. In the Clear 7. Subterranean 8. I Am a River
  • Jessie J – Sweet Talker (Album Cover + Tracklist)

    DS
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Jessie J will release her third studio album Sweet Talker on October 13, 2014 via Island/Lava Records. Record will include collaborations with The-Dream, Diplo, Tricky Stweart, Ammo and 2 Chainz. Production comes from Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, Max Martin, Cirkut and more. She said: “I’ve spent so long writing all of my material and I really wanted to approach this album in a different way”. Check out her latest interview with Idolator. Tracklist: 1. Ain’t Been Done 2. Burning Up (feat. 2 Chainz) 3. Sweet Talker 4. Bang Bang (feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj) 5. Fire 6.
  • Nicki Minaj – Anaconda (Video Premiere)

    DS
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Check out the official video for Nicki Minaj’s single titled Anaconda. Beat is produced by Eric Bellinger, Da Internz and Polow Da Don.
  • Ariana Grande – Love Me Harder Ft. The Weeknd

    DS
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    Ariana Grande releases her new track called Love Me Harder. Song features the Weeknd and its produced by Max Martin & Savan Kotecha.
 
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    Beats Music Now

  • Friday Quirky Playlist

    dangellert
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    ‘Orbital Glitch’ is todays quirky playlist from Beats Music. It comes from the Beats Experimental genre. These are abstract compositions that incorporate crackles, pulses, pings and jagged swells atop an atmospheric soundscape; songs definitely not constructed with a verse and chorus roadmap… Listen to the Friday quirky playlist ‘Orbital Glitch‘ In case you seek more, Beats Music offers up ‘Orbital Glitch, vol. 2‘ also.   Every Friday I’ll seek out a quirky playlist – something that intrigues or dumbfounds; a playlist that is multiple degrees off-center.
  • Comparing Music Streaming Services

    dangellert
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Findthebest.com has compiled an exhaustively detailed run-down of 100 music streaming services throughout the world. They not only list number of users, pricing and available territory — but also include how many people are aware of the brand, percentage who have actually listened, streaming quality, compatible devices… an excellent resource. Click here to view. Pandora is the over-all leader with 70% of people aware of the brand and 31% which have listened to the service. For on-demand services, Rhapsody leads in awareness but Spotify comes out ahead with people that have…
  • Shazam and Beats Music Partner-up

    dangellert
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Beats Music has joined forces with Shazam to continue expanding the Beats Music listening experience. Now you can listen with Beats Music to the track the Shazam app found for you. Shazam is a mobile app that recognizes music and TV around you — the app listens to what you are hearing and finds it for you. You’ll see the name of the track and artist info like lyrics, video, artist bio, concert tickets. Shazam lets you buy the track or just listen. And now you can listen with Beats Music too.
  • Young Artists Speak Out About Streaming Music

    dangellert
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    NME.com interviewed a few select young artists asking about streaming music. The consensus is, keep making music, low payments are not a big deal — not because these artists are flippant and unaware, but because it is obvious to them the music will create revenue in other places (touring, merchandise, sponsor opportunities, etc.). Some quotes from the short video: “… in the long run, you [fan] are likely to be putting money into that band through other ways.” – Childhood - “I think it’s shameful now to download music illegally… and it would be…
  • Friday Quirky Playlist

    dangellert
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm
    ‘Bossa Nova Outside Brazil’ is todays quirky playlist from Beats Music. It comes from the Beats Pop genre. Bossa Nova is characterized as a Brazilian blend of jazz and samba. Today’s quirky playlist includes Pop music that is not Brazilian but incorporates some aspect of the Bossa Nova. The Doors, Elvis Presley and The Beach Boys are represented, to name a few. Listen to the Friday quirky playlist ‘Bossa Nova Outside Brazil‘   Every Friday I’ll seek out a quirky playlist – something that intrigues or dumbfounds; a playlist that is multiple degrees off-center.
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    Never Enough Notes

  • New single from The Drums set to land in September – listen here!

    Never Enough Notes
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Wowsers. The Drums' first single with new two-man line-up 'I Can't Pretend' has been revealed! It's a hazy, summery trip that *could* have been this year's festival anthem. // It’s too hard to begin, when you know it will end // With anticipation building for the release of their third album ‘Encyclopedia’ on September 22nd, The Drums' new track is a dizzying seismic ode to heart vs. head crises, falling in love with the wrong person and other stories. Perhaps it's referring to the band's recent band reshuffle, resulting in the duo of Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham taking The Drums on…
  • NEN PLAYLIST: The Hydra

    neverenoughgoats
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today's playlist comes from The Hydra, a London promotion machine raising the bar in all things leftfield and electronic...or as they put it ‘exceptional music, presented expertly’ See every NEN PLAYLIST as it's published:  Upcoming London promoters The Hydra have secured a permanent residency at Wapping's Studio Spaces and are kicking off their launch party tonight from 10pm. Our curated playlist is made up of tracks by artists performing at tonight's epic event. Tickets and info The Hydra has put on parties at a range of London venues over the past few years, but in August…
  • The most iconic Reading and Leeds moments ever

    Aimee Davis
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    So by now we all should know that Reading and Leeds festival is happening from Friday, for three days of alcohol fuelled, tent burning antics with a vast range of music thrown in across various stages. With Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182 headlining this year's fests. we're having a look back through the years at those iconic moments that you either don't want to forget or that you simply can't let go of (for all the wrong reasons): First up a few acts on the receiving end of what this festival is renowned for... Remember this from Reading Festival 2000 what on earth…
  • LIARS announce European tour for autumn

    Never Enough Notes
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Supreme purveyors of primal electro-rock Liars have announced a string of dates for this coming autumn. They've announced details of a European tour, their first since the release of latest album 'Mess' (an essential listen). The tour begins in Paris on 9 October and sees Liars return to the UK with an appearance at Bristol’s Simple Things Festival (25 October), Dublin’s Button Factory (26 October), Liverpool’s Music Week at the Kazimier (31 October) with a London date, their first since 2012, at Village Underground on 1 November. The London Village Underground show is set to be a Liars…
  • Keep summer alive with Crystal Fighters’ new single ‘Love Alight’

    Chloe P
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The alternative dance group Crystal Fighters have revealed a tropically influenced piece of dance-pop called ‘Love Alight’ which was released on the 4th August. The track was named Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1. This feel-good almost Mediterranean feel of the track is in line with their reputation, particularly after their second album ‘Cave Rave’. The beat and catchy chorus puts a smile on your face and makes you nod your head, while the Spanish-influenced guitar makes you want to dance. Both of these qualities ensure that this track would have been incredible…
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  • Maxxbeats First Remix Contest Winner

    Admin Mr. Mig
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    A few months ago we launched our first remix contest and now after a long and tough debate we have a winner! FIND OUT MORE HERE! The post Maxxbeats First Remix Contest Winner appeared first on .
  • Carmen Electra Premieres Mig & Rizzo Production with Sean Kingston

    Admin Mr. Mig
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:32 am
    Carmen Electra Premieres New Mig & Rizzo Production With Sean Kingston At Avalon in Los Angeles 6/5/14 Carmen Electra will be performing her brand new single "Around The World" (Citrusonic Records) live at Avalon in LA with Sean Kingston of "Fire Burning" and "Suicidal" fame. "Around The World" was produced by Mike Rizzo & Steve "Mr Mig" Migliore. It was co-written by Carmen Electra, Mig & Rizzo, and Ariana Iacono. #ELEVATE Special performances @SeanKingston @realAmyWeber @JazminSisters & #me SPECIAL GUEST DJ @CarolineDamore @AvalonHollywood LISTEN 2 @1027KIISFM 4 more…
  • What To Do If Your Hard Drive Fails – Data Recovery

    Admin Mr. Mig
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:31 pm
    What To Do If Your Hard Drive Fails And The Measures You Should Take To Prevent it from happening. As musicians we tend to stay focused on our art. We don't find the same pleasure in waiting for hard drives to transfer data between themselves. What a drag.. Well wake up...because things are going to get real up in here.  It's time to pay attention to one of the most important services that you can do for yourself and your craft. The last thing you need is for your countless hours of creativity to be flushed down the drain of [...] The post What To Do If Your Hard Drive Fails – Data…
  • Submit Your Music To These 2 Websites Today

    Admin Mr. Mig
    31 May 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Submit Your Music To These 2 Websites Today   For immediate TV, Film & Label Opportunities. by Steve "Mr. Mig" Migliore If you really think you have music that is worthy of Film, TV, Commercial placements or a Record Deal then read on! I am sharing 2 of the best music placement companies in the business with you. I have personally been working with these 2 companies for quite some time and I am going to tell you that they are 100% reputable and do a great job of connecting matching opportunities between artists and companies who want their music. Submit [...] The post Submit Your…
  • Top 5 Beat Maker Software Programs

    Admin Mr. Mig
    30 May 2014 | 9:30 am
    Top 5 Beat Maker Software Programs (what's the difference?) "It's The Ear..Not The Gear!"Let me break it down for you.. Hey guys..It's Mig here. If you are looking for software for making beats? Great! I want to talk about something that I am constantly asked by new producers and recording artists. After hearing the quality of my production work on big named artists like Beyonce, Lorde, Cher and countless others,  people often ask me..right away "What do you use to make everything sound so good? " and "What's the best software for making beats? I think the misconception is that you have…
 
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  • Why You DON' T Love "Yourself".

    Francesco Settesoldi
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    In one of my previous posts I wrote about Self-Love. We all know that feeling to a certain degree. Now, there is no such thing as a "Self".  It cannot be found, it cannot be grasped. There's only Consciousness. That's why loving yourself becomes loving the Consciousness,the breathing, the thoughts, the emotions, the very fact of existance. Therefore, the word Self-Love is used in this article to refer to that kind of Love that does not contain the me/you duality idea. It's all One.If you always love "yourself", or if you consciously love "yourself" 96% of the time, feel free to move…
  • Bass Guitar For Beginners: 4 Books

    Francesco Settesoldi
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Let's talk about Bass Guitar for beginners. So, you are starting to play Bass Guitar and you are looking for a method that brings you positive results. Take a look at these four books:Bass Guitar For Dummies: this book will teach you the basicsHal Leonard Bass Method : a good alternative to the one i've previously mentioned. Pick one or anotherm just start with somethingThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Bass Guitar: this one can be a good complement to "Bass Guitar for Dummies", you can buyt them togetherMel Bay's Bass Scales Wall Chart : this book features the most commonly used scales…
  • Blues Guitar Lesson with Marty Schwartz

    Francesco Settesoldi
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Hey people! Here is a great Blues Guitar Lesson, by Marty Schwartz. Learn how to play a few more advanced blues/rock licks with this video. I like those licks, they sound like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Marty is very good at teaching them with his chilled vibe.Before you watch the video, make sure to grab one of those books if you are serious about playing the Blues.RECOMMENDED RESOURCES Blues You Can Use  Blues Guitar Songs  Blues Rhythm Guitar (Master Class) The Blues Guitar Handbook  2000 Blues Licks That RockAlso Check Out my free lessons here. If you want…
  • Guitar Equipment: the Line 6 POD HD500X Guitar Floor Multi-Effects Pedal

    Francesco Settesoldi
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    One of my readers recently bought this Line 6 POD HD500X Guitar Floor Multi-Effects Pedal, which I think was a pretty good choice.You can connect extra pedals to it and you don't need to purchase a power supply. There is a built in noise suppressor and a wide range of different sounds to choose from. This is not only something that you will use at home, but you can also use it to perform Live, as it provides good quality sounds.The other thing you could do is you could use a real wah wah pedal with separate reverb, overdrive, phaser and delay pedals (or whatever you choose to use) which is…
  • 5 Books to Develop a Productive Mindset

    Francesco Settesoldi
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    So, I've been making lists and spreading the word about several books in the past months. Books about Motivation, books about Self-Improvement. I noticed that my readers gave more attention to some books than others. Therefore, today I wanted to make a list of those books that seem to be more successful and inspire the attention of my readers:1 - Self-Discipline in 10 days: How To Go From Thinking to Doing : this book is clearly fascinating my readers, probably because it contains practical exercises to do.2The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change : altough…
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  • Oka laila kosam (2014) - Telugu Movie Songs and Lyrics

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    Movie : Oka laila kosam (2014)Starring : Naga Chaitanya , Pooja HegdeDirector : Vijay Kumar KondaMusic : Anoop Rubens Song 1 : O Meri Janejana {lyric}              O Meri Janejana {mp3}Song 2 : Oka Laila Kosam {lyric}               Oka Laila Kosam {mp3} Song 3 : Freedom {lyric}                Freedom {mp3}
  • Oka Laila Kosam - Song Lyric From Oka Laila Kosam (2014) Movie

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    Movie : Oka laila kosam (2014)Song : Oka laila kosamMusic : Anoop Rubens Song LyricOka Laila... Laila.. LailaLaila..  Oka Laila KosamTiriganu... DashamOka Laila KosamTiriganu... DashamPrati roju prati rathri Prati pata.. amaaa kosamLaila...... Laila.. Laila... Oka Laila KosamTiriganu... DashamLaila (x3) lai lai lai lai lailaAakashaneke nichana vase chukalaPatukuni adiga..Laila.... edhi aneNaaaaa Laila.... edhi aneeeeSwaeganike na dharulu vatike indhrudine patuku adiganuLaila.... edhi aneNaaaaa Laila.... edhi aneeeeAkada akada ke tikulu vatukuntavuLaila kosam majunu la…
  • Freedom - Song Lyric From Oka laila kosam (2014)

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    Movie : Oka laila kosam (2014)Music : Anoop RubensLyrics Writer : Vanamalisongs lyricsee chinni life nede saradaga sagalichejari pothe radee chalaregi povalikallale nijamai ninnu cherukovalichilipi panule sruthiminchaniooo…ooooee chinni life nede saradaga sagalichejari pothe radee chalaregi povali heeeee…miti miti ohalathothi jindaji jatekattichoti choti anandale chey luutio janoyar janoyar janoyar janoyar janoyar janoo jaliga jaliga life anta happy ga sagidam safigakotha life is on the way come celebrate all the wayle salagi gundelo putali rojantha rangeli holiohoho oho ho …. (x3)ee…
  • O Meri Janejana - Song Lyric From Oka laila kosam (2014)

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    Movie : Oka laila kosam (2014)Starring : Naga Chaitanya and Pooja HegdeDirector : Vijay Kumar KondaMusic : Anoop Rubens Song LyricsO Meri Janejana Nuvventa Kadantuna neelo nenunnaOO nevente yana jana Nee thone jeena marna nejamani pinchananeejathe nepelichane o sathiya o o nuuvinka naa sonthameo sathiya a a anaana naanna O Meri Janejana Nuvventa Kadantuna neelo nenunnaI call it baby just feel it baby babyI call u baby just feel my lifeO kopam undanthe istam unnate neelona dacheyakedwesham unnate prema unnate lolona ari cheyakenannu po po manthe ra ramanatunde sutiga idi nuvvu…
  • Man of 1, 000 Faces - English Song Lyric

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Album : Man of 1, 000 FacesSongwriters : SIMMONS, GENELyrics : Universal Music Publishing GroupSong lyricI walk the streets by dayI never know quite what to sayIt doesn't matter anywayMan of a 1000 faces, (x2) who's the man?For years I've lived inside my dreamsSomehow I've made them real, it seemsI made my own rules, because I amMan of a 1000 faces, (x2) who's the man?I can put on any faceYou all know me but it's no disgraceThe king of night, he understandsMan of a 1000 faces, (x2) who's the man?Who's the man of a 1000 faces? Who's the man of a 1000 faces?Who's the man of a…
 
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  • Jay Jumpoff – Party All The Time (Music Video)

    Charlie Ferrer
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    Video submitted by Jay Jumpoff. Submit your video here. About Jay Jumpoff: Real talent is often very challenging to encounter, however, when a distinctive and energetic flow and a remarkable sense of style are conjoined, the result can only be a story of success. Hailing from NYC, Jay Jumpoff is a born celebrity and is already on the rise. Still a young man in his mid 20’s, he has accomplished more than many that have been in the game for years. From France to the UK, back to the US, he has been around the world working the music scene. As a youth, Jay was influenced by rap legends such as…
  • Skripture – TrillMatic / It’s Alive (Music Video)

    Charlie Ferrer
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    Video submitted by Sean Allen. Submit your video here. About Skripture: Skripture is an artist, musician and producer/composer from West London with no musical boundaries. Coming from a musical family he has been in the music industry from his teens and has already got an impressive resume in the industry as producer and a musician. He is a rapper/singer/songwriter who writes, produces, records, mixes & performs all of his music. Bass Guitar is his first instrument which he has been playing for 20 years, although he also plays Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Piano & Drums. He was a founding…
  • Moxy and The Influence – ME4ME (Music Video)

    Charlie Ferrer
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Video submitted by Moxy and The Influence. Submit your video here. About Moxy and The Influence: Moxy and The Influence is a rock ‘n roll band fronted by 17-year old powerhouse vocalist Moxy Anne. Paired with phenomenal guitarist Sydney Ellen, this duo began seeking band members in late 2013 to perform original music in the SoCal area. Joined by bassist Carly Wasserman and drummer Ignacio Barrientos, the team turns the heads — and the ears — of everyone who hears their music. In addition to winning a $100,000 fully-produced music video from wwwBigAndFamous.com, the band was…
  • TKO – God King (Music Video)

    Charlie Ferrer
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Video Submitted by Gene (TKO) Poindexter. Submit your video here. About TKO: TKO is a hip hop artist from Omaha, NE. He makes music that is aggressive and tells a story about his life. He is driven by the actual music — the instrumental and the flow of beats. It guides his words to craft a full body of words. Between the art of storytelling, being witty and clever, rhyme patterns and schemes, he paints a picture of his environment, upbringing, culture,  and goals. He becomes part of the music that he creates. He did not start being an active artist until August 2013. However, he…
  • Shelia Moore-Piper – Get Excited (Music Video)

    Charlie Ferrer
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Video submitted by Shelia Moore-Piper. Submit your video here. About Shelia Moore Piper: Christian Soul Artist- Shelia Moore Piper returns with her new album entitled “Are You Ready Chapter 2″ from the Bdm/Ugroove Music label. It is comprised of 12 new powerful anointed tracks, with popular songs like “Get Excited” (the hit single), “It’s Time” “Clap It Up” produced by award winning producer Dre ‘Drathoven’ Atkins and the title track “Are You Ready” featuring vocalist ‘Erin Stevenson’, Bringing…
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  • UK trio alt-J ∆ announce surprise Australian promo tour

    musicuniverse
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:17 pm
    UK trio alt-J ∆, performing two special headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney this October. Their upcoming second album This Is All Yours (released Friday 19 September on Liberator/Infectious Music) is arguably the most anticipated British record of 2014. Last time the Leeds indie outfit – Joe Newman (guitar/vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards) and Thom Green (drums) – were in Australia, dates sold out in just five minutes. Get prepared – these 2014 shows will sell fast! alt-J announced their arrival back in May 2012 with their debut album, An Awesome Wave. Internationally, alt-J…
  • Phosphorescent Australian 2014 Meredith sideshows announced

    musicuniverse
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Phosphorescent has announced his Meredith 2014 sideshows to accompany his forthcoming appearance at the annual music festival. Between performing at The ‘Sup as part of the Meredith Music Festival 2014 lineup, Athens-bred musician Matthew Houck – the brains behind the Phosphorescent moniker – will bring his esteemed songbook to both Melbourne and Sydney. Houck doesn’t have quite as lengthy an affinity with Australia, but it’s comparatively early days yet for the skilled singer-songwriter. The prolific craftsman has released six studio albums as Phosphorescent since starting out back…
  • Cloud Nothings announce Meredith sideshows

    musicuniverse
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Cloud Nothings are returning for an Australian tour this December. From its beginnings as Dylan Baldi’s basement phenomenon to the current power-trio of drummer Jayson Gerycz and bassist TJ Duke, Cloud Nothings’ beyond immediate alt-punk is at once nostalgic and groundbreaking – recalling the golden age of Buzzcocks, Blink-182 and Husker Dü yet featured among Hype Machine’s Most Blogged Artists of 2014. Backing up Attack On Memory, the Steve Albini-helmed breakthrough album with which they first toured Australia in 2013, Here And Nowhere Else again sets Baldi’s breathtaking ear…
  • The 2015 Soundwave festival lineup is here

    musicuniverse
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:09 am
    The Soundwave 2015 lineup has finally arrived to usher in the festival’s awesome new two-day format with an awesome two-day bill, topped by Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slipknot, Slash, and Marilyn Manson. Honestly, we don’t know how AJ Maddah does it but Soundwave continues to get bigger and badder each year. The 2015 lineup is stacked with quality, from Incubus, Lamb of God, Ministry, Antemasque, Gerard Way, Fall Out Boy, Judas Priest, and Godsmack, to All Time Low, Papa Roach, Tonight Alive, Crossfaith, Atreyu, and Fear Factory. Soundwave’s new two-day format will mean twice as…
  • Hot Dub Time Machine announces biggest Australian tour

    musicuniverse
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    Australia’s hottest mashup DJ right now is Hot Dub Time Machine and he has just announced his Biggest. Tour. Ever. With his retro madness, dancing gladness skillz, Hot Dub aka DJ Tom Loud, looks set to transport his genre-hopping party to hot-dubbers across Australia this October. Having already become the talk of the town following his performance at this year’s Falls Festival, Hot Dub surpassed everyone’s expectation at the 2014 Splendour in The Grass. With his dial set to 1954, Hot Dub promises to bring you back to the future, and it involves a whole lot of booty shaking,…
 
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  • Need To Know: True Facts About Marsupials

    Deb
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
       Need To Know: True Facts About Marsupials, this Video will instruct you in the very essence of this superior creature! Enjoy your weekend! The post Need To Know: True Facts About Marsupials appeared first on DEbris-Randomness & Leftovers.
  • Saturday Playlist: Mazzy Star, I´m Less Here (Video)

    Deb
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
      From the 2014 installment of Record Store Day we present the awsome Video for I´m Less Here by Mazzy Star, from their 2 new song single, released in April this year. A good sleepy reminder for ya´ll to get in the right weekend mood.   Get The Vinyl Here: I’m Less Here – Translucent Green Vinyl – RSD Tracklist: Mazzy Star, “I’m Less Here” (Record Store Day 7-inch) A. “I’m Less Here” B. “Things”   The post Saturday Playlist: Mazzy Star, I´m Less Here (Video) appeared first on DEbris-Randomness & Leftovers.
  • Listen To 2 New Tracks From Cold Specks With Michael Gira (Swans)

    Deb
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
      The 25th of August, Cold Specks will release her new album Neuroplasticity which features 2 collaboration tracks (“A Season of Doubt” and “Exit Plan”) with Swans frontman Michael Gira which you can listen to below. In related Michael Gira news, the frontman will also be curating a special program at this year’s Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht, Netherlands. Get all the details here. Order the new album here: Neuroplasticity Cold Specks is a singer/songwriter based in Montreal, Canada. Her musical style has been described as doom soul and shows the influence of American…
  • KMFDM has announced three new releases for 2014

    Deb
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
      KMFDM has announced three new releases for 2014. First to be released is the We Are Kmfdm live album on September 9, collecting the music from KMFDM’s 2013 tours. This will be followed by the new single Genau (The German in You) on September 23, and concluded by the band’s 19th studio album, Our Time Will Come. This is KMFDM’s first non-five-character album since Hau Ruck (with Tohuvabohu granted an exception for its Hebrew spelling). In related news, a wide variety of KMFDM merchandise, including limited-edition VIRUS shirts and military gear, are available now through the…
  • Sunn O))) And Scott Walker Collaborative Album Gets Trailer, New Release Date

    Deb
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
      Update from Previous article, Via Prefix Magazine: Scott Walker and the drone metal titans Sunn O)))‘s first collaborative album, Soused, was originally slated for a September 23 release through 4AD. The LP has now been pushed back to October 21, but we’re being given a preview of the music with the two-minute trailer below. You can also get a peek at the album artwork, designed by Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley with photography by Gast Bouschet, above. While the two minute trailer is just a tease, you can get a full album preview if you find yourself at…
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  • Live Review: Green Man 2014

    Rockshot
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    The dramatic and picturesque Brecon Beacons makes Green Man one of the most striking music festival settings. The undulant landscape on all sides makes a mind-blowing backdrop for the rich offering of music and activities on offer for the 20,000 capacity crowd. It’s just the right size to create the festival atmosphere without making you... The post Live Review: Green Man 2014 appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Interview: Vic Ruggiero. Tidings From The Road.

    Imelda
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    It’s the final night of The Slackers‘ European tour and I’m speeding down the autobahn towards Cologne in a car with Vic Ruggiero. A perfect setting, it would seem, to talk about life on the road. The Slackers have played a show every night for a month across the continent, seemingly never tiring of touring... The post Interview: Vic Ruggiero. Tidings From The Road. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Live Review: Guilfest 2014.

    Solange
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    It was great to see Guilfest back in 2014, the crowd and performers seemed to be so ready for it, I had never attended but had heard how much fun the Festival was so I was looking forward to be there. As soon as I arrived I felt welcomed and everything was running smoothly and... The post Live Review: Guilfest 2014. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Interview: Alan White. Yes Drummer.

    Rockshot
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    Alan White, a 40 year mainstay of the innovative rock group Yes, took some time out of his busy New York schedule to get all transatlantic with progster questioner Tim Price. They talk about working with the famous Queen producer, roller skating with Virgin’s top dog,  the ins and outs of line-up changes and all... The post Interview: Alan White. Yes Drummer. appeared first on Rockshot.
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  • Palma Violets @ Club 85, Hitchin 21/08/2014

    Jamie Coughlan
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    Visceral, Unhinged, And Stuart Pearce So Adrian (flatmate), Frank (friend), and I are standing there, Stellas in hand, at the back of the black light loving Hitchin hotspot Club 85 waiting for London four piece Palma Violets to take the stage when in walks retired footballer Stuart Pearce! Screw the sycophantic Radio 1 mouthpiece Zane Lowe, the presence of the former England and Nottingham Forest star and renowned punk is a much bigger endorsement for the young hellraisers from Lambeth. I mean, the man loves a gig so much that in 1979 he ended up on the back cover of infamous punk band The…
  • Jonathan Boulet – Gubba

    James Barber
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    Jonathan Boulet is a name that many will associate with an exuberance for celebrating sunshine. Whether you knew he was from the country of eternal summer (Australia) or not, you would have felt the shimmers in the dreamy warmth of his first two albums. Tracks like “You Are A Animal” felt redolent of the kind of relentless tribal energy Animal Collective channeled for their album Feels. But rather than achieving an abstract culmination of effects that were at once warm and experimental, Boulet harnessed a more coherent path. This is probably why a cursory glance at his last.fm page…
  • Jakil – Istanbul – Play It Again, Sam

    Jamie Coughlan
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    Feel Good. Get The Funk. I like funk. In 2006 I had the chance to go to see the inimitable James Brown in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. For free. Due to rampant assholery on my part, I got accidentally drunk the night before and missed the entire gig the next day. On a scale of one to stupid, that life decision was about a 42. It’s right up there with the time I decided not to go to see Fugazi in 2001 as I only knew them because Kurt Cobain wrote their name on his Converse. I figured they couldn’t be that good. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. You’d be nearly as stupid as me if…
  • Protomartyr @ The Lexington 19/08/2014

    Jamie Coughlan
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    Despondent Hope Do you know who and what Upset The Rhythm is? You don’t? Lucky thing you decided to read this review then. Upset The Rhythm is a London based live promoter and record label. They’ve been at this promoting lark since 2003 and they do a damn fine job of it. They’ve recently been bringing some pretty ridiculously awesome bands to The Lexington in London: the incendiary Sleaford Mods last month (read our review), singer/songwriter Julie Byrne before the end of this month, and Detroit’s Protomartyr last night. What more could you want? Last night, Upset…
  • Michael A Grammar Announce Album, Stream New Track

    Jamie Coughl