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  • Comics Review: “Walter Simonson’s Ragnarok”

    Dw. Dunphy
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    One of the most exciting new comics out there isn’t exactly “new,” historically speaking, and it isn’t being brought to you by a brash upstart enamored with the freedoms of the modern comics industry. And if you haven’t added it to your “pull list” yet, may I suggest that you include Water Simonson’s Ragnarok from IDW very, very soon. The story so far: a great evil has taken over the world. It is the age past myth. Both the good and not so good have been put into compromised positions and, in one moment, both find themselves in a great chamber…
  • Watch a Mechanical Drum Machine That Uses Wheels and Magnets [Video]

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    Peter Kirn
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    Drum Machine – XOXX Composer from Axel Bluhme on Vimeo. Can you design a drum machine that does more than simply hide its workings inside an invisible box? XOXX Composer does just that. A project by Axel Bluhme, it turns the inner functions of sampling, looping, and sequencing, into tangible, kinetic, sculptural form. Wheels turn. Magnets trigger sounds. And in what looks like the love child of a 606 and a player piano, you get a mechanical take on patterned sound. Full description: A drum machine that is fun and easy to use This project started with a curiosity to understand when, why…
  • Ryan Reynolds Reveals Deadpool’s Suit From The Upcoming Film
    Larry Fire
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds, has taken to Twitter to debut an incredible reveal – the full suit from the upcoming movie! The official synopsis for the film is as follows: Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Ryan Reynolds…
  • Bonnaroo Announces 2015 Artist Additions and Late Night Acts

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    25 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Bonnaroo Announces 2015 Artist Additions and Late Night Acts
  • Community: "Basic Crisis Room Decorum"

    Paste - Recently Added
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:45 pm
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    Kings of A&R

  • Night Riots

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    Kings favorite Night Riots continue to build a buzz with their most recent single Contagious which went #1 on SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Alt 18 Countdown. Night Riots will be hitting the road with The Mowgli’s and Hippo Campus this spring. The “Kids in Love” tour kicks off tomorrow, March 25th, in San Francisco, and wraps up on May 7th in San Diego. The band has received praise from Earmilk, KROQ, All Things Go, NYLON, AV Club and Filter. Produced by Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Trash Talk), “Howl” was released on January 20th via Sumerian Records. Contact:…
  • Sarah McGowan

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Buzz Track: When I Come Home Singer-songwriter Sarah McGowan just released a new single ‘When I Come Home’ that comes off her debut EP, Indian Summer. The title track was described by Songwriting Magazine as a “languid, aching, folk-tinged ballad” and tells the tale of a love lost while Pop Matters says, “Featuring what might become the official surf rock jam of Brooklyn, Sarah McGowan’s Indian Summer is an EP filled with ebullient sing-alongs and hooks aplenty.” Sarah performs regularly in NYC including the Bitter End, Red Lion, Pianos and Arlene’s…
  • Boh Doran

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    Buzz Track: Electric Love Indie pop singer-songwriter Boh Doran released a new video for the track Electric Love. Influenced by the classic soul and rock writers of the 60s and 70s and laced with a blend of retro groove and modern indie pop production, Boh explores the deeper and sometimes darker side of the human heart. The collaboration with producer-writers Ethan Mentzer (The Click 5) and Jon Kaplan (New Politics, Ingrid Michaelson, A Great Big World) is set for an early 2015 release. She has a residency at Ham and Eggs in LA and has received praise from Radar Online, Glamour Magazine,…
  • Girl Friend

    24 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    Buzz Track: You Lead The Way UK act Girl Friend has released a new song that will come off their new EP followed by a tour. The track ‘STOP’ and the video picked up early responses from blogs like The 405 and Ear Milk. Described as ‘honing in on the particulars of passion and desire’ by DIY Magazine, Girl Friends’s unique take on classic and refined pop has seen them pick up plays on XFM, heavy rotation across Amazing Radio, and touring on European dates with the Kooks. The Guardian says “We are moved to controversially suggest that, in the pantheon of…
  • Anna Haas

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    Buzz Track: Woman Of The Wild Nashville/New York indie pop artist Anna Haas will release her sophomore EP “Passion/Poison”  on March 31st. The EP was recorded in Shreveport, Louisiana at Blade Studios with world renowned producer and drummer, Brady Blade (Dave Matthews, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Jewel, Buddy Miller) and Grammy nominated engineer Chris Bell (Erykah Badu, Destiny’s Child , U2, The Eagles). Haas was winner of the Deli Magazine’s 2012 Best Emerging Artist of Nashville Year End Reader’s Poll; she sizzled with the release of her debut album, Crazy Is, which critics…
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  • Gigs To Check Out This Week: 30th - 5th April 2015

    Jack Stovin
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Can't stand the endless boredom of evening television anymore? Well get your ass down to your nearest gig venue and check out some of these bands/artist playing live in a venue near to you. This is the weekly guide to the gigs that the AltSounds team will be attending, plus some other cool bands to check out around the country. It's one thing to listen to your music collection, but as you know it's a totally different experience going to a live venue to see your favourite artists play. Which gigs are you going to this week? Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments below. Monday 30th…
  • Review: Real Friends @ The Asylum Birmingham [Live]

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Pop Punk band Real Friends were the opening act for band All Time Low just the night before, playing to over 12 thousand people, but now they are playing to probably just over one hundred people. This is probably something they are more used to but none the less they owned the show. This was the first time the band played in Birmingham, causing the crowd to erupt in cheers when lead singer Dan Lambton asked who had seen them elsewhere before showing their fans had travelled to see them perform before. The crowd was full of energy and excitement when songs such as ‘I’ve Given Up On You’…
  • The Lowdown: Interview with Gustav Wood of Young Guns

    Sarah Akomanyi
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    They’re just appreciative of everything that comes their way. Whether it’s playing in a small venue in Guilford or overseas in the states, Young Guns are always up for learning something new which can be applied to them as a band or life in general. With a discography ranging from Mirrors (EP) in 2009 through to Bones in 2012, this year sees the release of Young Guns’ new album Ones & Zeros. Thanks to Gustav Wood for taking the time to talk to us at AltSounds about their UK tour, fourth coming album, advice for being in the music industry, top tips and more. AltSounds: Currently on…
  • WATCH | Soko - 'Lovetrap' (feat. Ariel Pink)

    Jeremy Daniel
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Soko is excited to share her new music video for 'Lovetrap' featuring Ariel Pink. In addition to her roles as director and producer, Soko stars as both herself and Pink in the clip. Soko's sophomore full length album, My Dreams Dictate My Reality, is out now on Babycat Records through Because Music. Catch Soko on tour in the US this month. Dates HERE External Links: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:
  • DC rock outfit Mittenfields set to release debut album

    Jeremy Daniel
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    As Washington, D.C. indie rock outfit Mittenfields know, it’s hard to be remembered. To be fair, it always has been. But we live in a time of unprecedented access to other people’s creative work; it’s never before been so easy to move on to the next thing. It’s never been so tempting to forget, in order to make room for the next. For artists, naturally, that’s an anxiety-inducing thought. That anxiety, and no small amount of anger, color the songs on Optimists, the debut LP from Mittenfields. But the songs in this collection of raucous shoegaze and noise pop are both memorable and…
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    Unreality TV

  • WATCH: Justice Is Blind In New Trailer For The Marvel Netflix Series DAREDEVIL

    Damen Norton
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:14 pm
    NETFLIX.  Just the very mention of it brings a smile to my face.  Why, you ask?  Well, for $8 a month I have instant access to a slew of hit TV shows and movies, as well as new original series like House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black.  It also gives me an excuse to embrace my introverted nature, and spend the better part of my spare time binge-watching these shows ad nauseam.  If this sounds like an official endorsement of Netflix, well, then yeah, it definitely is, but it’s on my own accord.  What I’m getting at is that the media giant is exploring new territory…
  • Miles Teller Signs On For True Crime Chronicle THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE STOPWATCH GANG

    Damen Norton
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:41 pm
    On the heels of his incredible performance in Damien Chazzelle’s masterful music drama Whiplash, Miles Teller is now one of the hottest young stars in Hollywood.  The actor has spent the better part of the last 5 years building up a pretty solid resume of work that includes acclaimed indie dramas like The Spectacular Now, targeted comedies like That Awkward Moment, and big-budget tentpoles like Divergent and its recent sequel, Insurgent.  At age 28, it appears he’s on track to take Hollywood by storm.For his next role, Teller has signed on for a true-life crime drama that…
  • Chris Pine Rumored To Be In Talks For THE GREEN LANTERN

    Damen Norton
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Whether indie Hollywood likes it or not, superhero movies generate big dollars for studios, and through “trickle-down financing”, allow for smaller films that don’t make as much money to get made.  Now, it’s not as if small films are without merit.  The opposite is true.  The artistic quality of indie films outweighs large tentpole blockbusters substantially, and to say otherwise is completely absurd.  Though, indie filmmakers often voice their disdain for the genre every opportunity they get, which is about as elitist as one can be.  So, big name stars and younger actors…
  • Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bruce Willis Join Woody Allen’s Next Project

    Damen Norton
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:42 pm
    I think Woody Allen is one of the best filmmakers of all time.  Obviously, that’s not a popular opinion to have these days, given the embattled writer/director’s alleged behaviors with his former step-children, which if true, are absolutely horrible.  But, it’s hard to deny the brilliance of films like Annie Hall or Radio Days.  There’s a nuanced touch to each of Allen’s films, and in recent years, he’s been more active than ever, delivering almost 1 film for each of the last 6 or 7 years.  He’s always working, and while it’s okay to…
  • Sony Expanding GHOSTBUSTERS Franchise With Channing Tatum and Former Marvel Collaborators

    Damen Norton
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Sony is making moves to regain your confidence.  After suffering a very public scandal with a massive email leak that revealed some very unkind words about some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, the studio is shifting gears to put the public back in their corner.  They’ve appeased fanboys across the world by allowing Marvel to use Spider-Man in their grand cinematic universe, and Sony Chief Amy Pascal recently stepped down to go back into producing.  One project that has garnered them a fair amount of disdain is their decision to move forward with a new Ghostbusters film…
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  • Coachella And Lollapalooza Ban Selfie Sticks

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    I honestly don't think I've seen a selfie stick in real life -- maybe I'm just not looking hard enough? -- but they're the latest tech gadget to draw significant ire from the general public at large, so much so that Coachella and Lollapalooza have decided to explicitly ban them from their festivals this year. As Brooklyn Vegan points out, they are listed under the prohibited items section of both events, with Lollapalooza taking a more diplomatic route and saying that no "GoPro attachments, selfie sticks, & monopods" will be allowed, while Coachella is far more to the point: No "Selfie sticks…
  • Watch Ad-Rock Clown Around On Jimmy Fallon

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Ad-Rock was one of the guests on last night's episode of Jimmy Fallon. It was his first time appearing on a talk show solo. He was there to promote his role in Noah Baumbach's new film While We're Young, but he mostly just joked around with Fallon and fellow guest Will Forte. He did talk a little bit about the Beastie Boys opening up for Madonna on her Like A Virgin tour, and says that the audience "hated" them. And Jimmy Fallon showed off a picture of him with DJ Hurricane that he took after going to a Beastie Boys show back in the '90s. Later on in the show, he appeared in a segment with…
  • Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:18 pm
    This week we got the Outside Lands and Lollapalooza lineups — both decent, especially if you like old British rock stars. We ranked 10 Marvin Gaye songs, 17 beach bands, and 30 Max Martin tracks. We recommended the movie Montage Of Heck and the new albums from Sufjan Stevens, Courtney Barnett, and Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt. We talked to OK Go, Royal Thunder, Chilly Gonzales, NEEDS, and Algiers. And of course we said goodbye to Zayn. Bye Zayn! THIS WEEK'S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS #10 constantino_chr | Mar 23rd Score:21 Managed not to cry during my latest listen. Proud. Posted in:…
  • GypjaQ – “Blown Away” (Feat. Azealia Banks) Video

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    QypJaQ is a New York-based rapper who has basically no online footprint, but it looks like he's about to "blow away" the Twittersphere thanks to his high school friend and collaborator, Azealia Banks. The duo released a video for GypjaQ's track "Blow Away," which boasts the ridiculously clever repeating hook: "Blown away like the cloud/ That carries the shade." Produced by Rob Soucy and Nick Ace, who directed Banks' interactive "Wallace" video awhile back, this new one for "Blow Away" is an expertly tailored portrait that looks like it was a lot of fun to make. Watch below.
  • There Was Almost A Björk Song In Mad Men

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Every time a cult TV show ends, a media storm of nostalgia sweeps over the internet. That's happening with Mad Men right now, and the winds of conversation uncovered that a Björk song was almost used to soundtrack a scene. Series creator Matthew Weiner and star Jon Hamm revealed that fact in a recent panel discussion called "LACMA: A Tribute to Mad Men" held at the Film Independent in LA.
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  • SiriusXM Releases New iOS App – Version 3.0

    Charles LaRocca
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:43 pm
    There is hope for all of you SiriusXM iOS app users as your favorite satellite radio provider has finally sunk some thought and resources into their online listening experience. This new app boasts features including speedier tune times, synced settings across devices, enhanced search, personalized recommendations, and social integration. Although it may not be touted as a bullet point feature, gone are the days of using your pinky finger on those tiny little touch targets as the new app features large clickable areas that leave room for the fattest of fingers. Finally no more miss-clicks and…
  • Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy Team Up With SiriusXM

    Spencer Osborne
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    You might be a Red-Neck!!!  SiriusXM announced today that standup comedy superstars Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will lead their own 24/7 comedy channel on SiriusXM to be called Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup. Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will not only contribute, but serve as executive producers of  a new channel of exclusive comedy material that listeners will not hear anywhere other than at the comedy stars’ live comedy shows.  Comedy channels have been a staple on Sirius XM since its inception.  They oft provide a needed break from news programming…
  • SiriusXM Prices Offering For $1 Billion In Senior Notes

    Spencer Osborne
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    SiriusXM initially announced an offering of $750 million in senior notes to be due in 2025.  Within hours, the number grew to $1 billion in senior notes at an impressive 5.375% that would come due in 2025.  It could be that the appetite for these notes was such that the company saw the ability to raise the stakes a bit. SiriusXM has been very good about debt over the last few years, and has been adept at maintaining a good debt to EBITDA ratio.  The company has massive revenues, and frankly, borrowing money at a bit over 5% is likely a very wise move.  SiriusXM has used such debt…
  • SiriusXM Sues To Protect Consumers

    Spencer Osborne
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    In an interesting development, SiriusXM has sued “John Doe” in an effort to protect consumers from what appears to be a fraudulent scheme by a party that uses a similar phone number to that of SiriusXM’s customer service department to get consumer information, and take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. SiriusXM’s customer service line is 888-539-7474 The John Doe number is 800-539-7474 SiriusXM alleges that consumers that dial the John Doe number are being asked for personal information, being promised gift cards, and other services.  Consumers mistakenly think…
  • February Auto Sales At 1.25 million

    Spencer Osborne
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    Auto sales in February were up over January, and up over what was seen last year, but overall there was disappointment in the air.  With record snow fall in many parts of the country,  auto sales were bound to be impacted.  Overall, auto sales were a bit above 1.25 million and had a SAAR of 16.2 million.  Analysts were looking for a SAAR of 16.7 million. For SiriusXM, the numbers that were delivered were still decent news.  The satellite radio provider garners most of its subscribers from the trials offered to consumers when a new car is purchased.  About half of the cars sold last…
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  • The Three Strike Rule: HBO’s Latest Documentary, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”

    Scott Malchus
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Unless you’ve been without your Internet connection for the past couple of months, you’re aware of Alex Gibney’s documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. It premiered at Sundance in January and has become a hot topic on news blogs ever since. Gibney has directed some of the most thought provoking documentaries in the past decade, including Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, and 2007’s Taxi to the Dark Side, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Turning his sights on the Church of Scientology,…
  • The Friday Five: March 27, 2015

    Michael Parr
    27 Mar 2015 | 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: “Home Again” by Michael Kiwanuka (from Home Again, 2012) Filling the void left by Bill Withers’ 30 year absence from the…
  • Hot New Tracks: Muse, Charli XCX, Christine Martucci, Jessica Domingo, X&Y, Vinyette

    Keith Creighton
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    In honor of Net Neutrality, there is just about something for everyone in this week’s round-up of hot new tracks: MUSE • Dead Inside After getting their Queens of the Stone Age on with ‘Psycho‘, the first release from their upcoming concept album, Drones, MUSE scales it back a notch with follow-up ‘Dead Inside’. This trippier, more logical follow-up to the dubsteppy feel of their last album, still sizzles. The video borrows a bit much from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Give it Away’, but so long as Marvin Gaye’s family doesn’t detect…
  • Comics Review: “Walter Simonson’s Ragnarok”

    Dw. Dunphy
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    One of the most exciting new comics out there isn’t exactly “new,” historically speaking, and it isn’t being brought to you by a brash upstart enamored with the freedoms of the modern comics industry. And if you haven’t added it to your “pull list” yet, may I suggest that you include Water Simonson’s Ragnarok from IDW very, very soon. The story so far: a great evil has taken over the world. It is the age past myth. Both the good and not so good have been put into compromised positions and, in one moment, both find themselves in a great chamber…
  • “Coach” Comes Off The Bench

    Dw. Dunphy
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:10 am
    The flashbacks continue. On March 26, NBC announced the return of Hayden Fox, the character that toplined the ’90s ABC sitcom Coach. Reports do not indicate whether the new show will also be called Coach or whether it will assume a new identity. One thing is clear: after he ends his run with the NBC show Parenthood, Craig T. Nelson will be returning as his second most famous character. The announcement follows a few other luminaries from the broadcast tombs like the now-in-question return of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, and Fox’s The X-Files just this week. Yet, of all the…
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    The KEXP Blog

  • Album Review: Liturgy – The Ark Work

    Gerrit Feenstra
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Hunter Hunt-Hendrix cannot catch a break. With his work as Liturgy, he has crafted some of the most vivacious, jarring metal records we’ve heard in recent years. Take 2011’s Aesthetica as an example. The record operates between quiet and loud like little else on the market. Its use of black metal techniques (blast beat, tremolo guitar, banshee screaming) is juxtaposed with equal force by classical cadences of ritual chants and rounds. It’s pretty jarring, heady stuff that falls right in line with Hunt-Hendrix’s love of philosophy, particularly with respect to the black…
  • Music That Matters Podcast: The Morning Show Rock Block

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:30 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. PINS // photo by Beth Eisgrau-Heller Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 453 – The Morning Show Rock Block Join Morning Show host John Richards for a mix that’s loud, new, and full of rocks. Tracklist: 1. Beech Creeps – Times Be Short 2. Cloakroom – Starchild Skull 3. Male Bonding – A Kick to the Face 4. Darlings…
  • Sub Pop’s 2015 Loser Scholarship

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Hey kids! Time is running out for you to be a loser: the deadline for Sub Pop’s 2015 Loser Scholarship is Thursday, April 2nd. Every year, this highly-respected local label offer a scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors who reside in Washington or Portland, and are on their way to full-time enrollment at an accredited university or college. Sub Pop looks for applicants who are involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way. There are three scholarships up for grabs — one for $7,000, one for $5,000, and one for $3,000. Think of how many…
  • Friday Music News

    Britta Plyler
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    photo by Dave Lichterman Jamie xx, aka Jamie Smith, has shared the music video for his new track “Loud Places (featuring Romy)” from his debut solo LP, In Colour. The album features collaborations with Four Tet, the xx’s Oliver Sim, Popcaan, and Young Thug. In Colour drops on June 1 via Young Turks. [Pitchfork] Son Lux, aka Ryan Lott, has enlisted the talents of guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang for the upcoming album Bones (out June 23). They’ve shared the single “Change is Everything,” the first new music from Lux since 2013’s Lanterns,…
  • Friday on My Mind: April Fools!

    John Richards
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    View image | 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. We’ve come almost to the end of March, and we want to give you a little time to prepare for April Fools’ Day this year. This annual prank-a-thon falls on Wednesday, so trust no one, and have a few tricks of your own up your sleeve. It’s not exactly clear when the first of April became a day of jokes and hoaxes, but it goes back hundreds of years. And Wikipedia notes it is not a…
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    Create Digital Music

  • Modular Guitar Stompbox: Coming Soon, Eurorack for Your Feet

    Peter Kirn
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    The modular craze just won’t stop. But why should keyboardists and sound tweakers have all the fun? Pittsburgh Modular wants to bring the revolution to guitar stompbox effects. The Patch Box, teased over Twitter and due at April’s Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, is an attempt at that solution. Basically, instead of being a Eurorack bay for your shelf or desk, this is one designed for the floor, to be played by a guitarist or bass player. At the bottom, you get the usual switches. But apart from accommodating Eurorack modules (on their side) on the floor, the key appears to be…
  • NI Teases New Compact Traktor Hardware; Here’s a First Glimpse

    Peter Kirn
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Stop it! Get your eyes off that screen! We all know the problem: DJing with computers isn’t terribly practical without looking at the computer – a lot. Native Instruments’ Traktor S8, like Maschine before it, promised to liberate laptop users from that vacant computer stare. But it, and rival offerings, have a big problem: they’re back-breaking, checked luggage-triggering, tech rider-rewriting huge. Well, you probably already worked out the S8 “flagship” wasn’t going to be the only hardware from NI to play with this concept. The question was, what…
  • Here’s Some Cool Stuff Bastl Instruments Modular Showed Us

    Peter Kirn
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Hand-built in the Czech Republic, Bastl Instruments are something special. And tonight in Berlin, the Bastl Instruments creators showed their new modulars in public for the first time, in advance of showing them at Musikmesse. At an informal demo event hosted by legendary synth boutique Schneidersladen, the creators gave us a window into what they’ve made. Fans of increasingly-popular Euclidean generative rhythms will appreciate this demo on their sequencer module: And it’s really compelling how nice a jam can be on the whole ensemble of modules: There were also some interesting…
  • You Want to Stare into Schneider’s Giant Rotating Eurorack Modular [Video]

    Peter Kirn
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Round and round and round it goes… It’s the motorized rotating pillar of Eurorack modular synthesizers from Berlin’s Schneidersladen, which served this evening as backdrop to an excellent workshop from the boys of Bastl Instruments of the Czech Republic. And, well, we’re not sure what happens to your brain if you keep watching this. Here, seen at twelve times normal rotation speed, thanks to Hyperlapse and my iPhone. This being Berlin, you can get this and falafel within a fairly short walk. Follow the Schneiders blog here: The post You…
  • Watch a Mechanical Drum Machine That Uses Wheels and Magnets [Video]

    Peter Kirn
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    Drum Machine – XOXX Composer from Axel Bluhme on Vimeo. Can you design a drum machine that does more than simply hide its workings inside an invisible box? XOXX Composer does just that. A project by Axel Bluhme, it turns the inner functions of sampling, looping, and sequencing, into tangible, kinetic, sculptural form. Wheels turn. Magnets trigger sounds. And in what looks like the love child of a 606 and a player piano, you get a mechanical take on patterned sound. Full description: A drum machine that is fun and easy to use This project started with a curiosity to understand when, why…
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  • In Honor of WrestleMania, Here are the Top 5 Heavy Metal Vocalists Who Should be Professional Wrestlers

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Also: their hypothetical finishing moves! The post In Honor of WrestleMania, Here are the Top 5 Heavy Metal Vocalists Who Should be Professional Wrestlers appeared first on MetalSucks.
  • Sunday To Get Blacker Than The Blackest Black

    Kip Wingerschmidt
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    ...times infinity. The post Sunday To Get Blacker Than The Blackest Black appeared first on MetalSucks.
  • Ten Posts You May Have Missed on MetalSucks This Week

    Axl Rosenberg
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Worst Week Ever Playlist, March 23 – March 27, 2015 Former Death bassist Scott Clendenin passed away age 48. One year after his death, we remember Dave Brockie. There was a massive brouhaha over H&M’s decision to manufacture and sell merch for fake metal bands. After she pulled out of the upcoming Civil Unrest Tour — also set to […] The post Ten Posts You May Have Missed on MetalSucks This Week appeared first on MetalSucks.
  • Friday 5: The Sigh Of The Beholder

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Catch these jams at the right instant -- and you'd think they're not metal. The post Friday 5: The Sigh Of The Beholder appeared first on MetalSucks.
  • Sworn Enemy: New Tour, New Music Video

    Vince Neilstein
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    The legendary Queens bruisers are gearing up for a big run. The post Sworn Enemy: New Tour, New Music Video appeared first on MetalSucks.
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  • Fastest Finger Contest: This Wild Life Ticket Giveaway

    Jake Denning
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    We're back with another fastest finger contest with our friends This Wild Life, this time for tonight's performance in Huntington, NY at The Paramount. The first person to reply to this and can attend the show will receive a pair of tickets.
  • Staff Recommendations: 3-29-2015

    Jason Tate
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well. Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the podcast.Alex DiVincenzoDigging Up the Marrow is a unique monster movie that hit Blu-ray this week. Check it out if you're into that kind of thing.BlakeI think the new Death Cab For Cutie and Modest Mouse albums are just fantastic. And it's 2015, to boot, how nuts!
  • Trade Wind Post "Dead Leaves" Music Video

    Keagan Ilvonen
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Trade Wind (Stick To Your Guns & Stray From The Path) have released their new video for "Dead Leaves" which you can find in the replies via Alt Press.
  • Sacha Baron Cohen To Play Freddie Mercury in Biopic

    Jason Tate
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Update: It unfortunately looks as though this is not true according to Queen's Brian May and was only a joke made by the band's manager in an acceptance speech. Sacha Baron Cohen will write, direct, and star in a biopic about Freddie Mercury.
  • Jeremy Enigk Launches PledgeMusic Campaign

    Jason Tate
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Jeremy Enigk has launched a PledgeMusic campaign.
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  • New Tupac Music Will Be Released Soon

    Vance Brinkley
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:06 pm
    To honor the 20th Anniversary of Tupac’s death, new company JAM Inc. and his estate has teamed up to drop unreleased material in the next coming months. According to Billboard, JAM Inc. was brought in by Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, and given all of his unreleased material in order to “reset the Skaur estate”, says company owner, Jeff Jampol. The campaign started with a commercial for Powerade, starring Tupac’s recital of “the flower that grows from the concrete” lyrics from “Mama’s Just a Little Girl” over a dramatized story of…
  • Action Bronson Reads Youtube Comments From His Show “F*ck, That’s Delicious”

    Vance Brinkley
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:27 pm
    When Bronson isn’t in the studio, he’s in front of several camera for his online cooking show Fuck, That’s Delicious. Although the Queens has garnered popularity through this innovative series, even he cannot get away from the harsh environment that is the YouTube comment section. Recently, Bronson released a new video of him responding to several comments. Check out the video below. Filed under: Videos Tagged: Action Bronson, Bronson, Comment section, cooking show, Fuck, fuck that's delicious, harsh environment, That's Delicious, Vice, YouTube
  • Wiz Khalifa And Amber Rose Will Co-Parent Their Son.

    Vance Brinkley
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    For the last couple of months, Wiz Khalifa his ex-wife Amber Rose has had an intense custody battle over their beloved son, Sebastian. Fortunately, both parties have united to parent the child together. According to TMZ the inspiration came from Rose listening to Wiz Khalifa’s single “See You Again” off of the Furious 7 Soundtrack. Whether Wiz’s lyrics were directly toward his situation with Rose or not, it help bring them back together for their family. Filed under: News Tagged: Amber, Amber rose, Furious 7, Sebastian, See You Again, TMZ, Wiz, Wiz Khalifa
  • Lil Wayne Was Handing Out T-Shirts for New Album

    Vance Brinkley
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    We may not see Tha Carter V come out any time soon, but Wayne has a project that’ll be released very soon. During the rapper’s performance last night at Miami Music Week, Wayne handed out T-shirts with “F.W.A.” on it. The odd set of letters stands for Free Weezy Album, an album that should be on the way soon. Wayne is still in a court case with Cash Money, so this new album should be something to hold us off. Filed under: Music News Tagged: Cash Money, free weezy album, lil wayne, Miami Music Week, Tha Carter, tha carter v, wayne, Young Money
  • Kanye West and Chris Brown Appears At Travi$ Scott Performance

    Vance Brinkley
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Last night, Travi$ Scott performed at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and Kanye West happened to drop in to perform his single “All Day” with him. According to Complex, Chris Brown also showed up at the concert to help close out the show with Scott. Check out a clip of Kanye’s arrival below. Filed under: Music News, Videos Tagged: Chris Brown, Kanye, Kanye West, Los Angeles, Nokia Center, Nokia Theatre, Scott, Travi$ Scott
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    Tracksounds (The Blog)

  • SoundCast Interview - Gareth Coker (Ori and the Blind Forest)

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    Interview - Gareth Coker (Ori and the Blind Forest)Marius and Gareth sit down for a detailed discussion about Ori and the Blind Forest—the game, the score, and the incredible stories behind its four-year development cycle. Naturally, they stray off topic too, tackling the future of game audio, the role of library music in modern scoring, the power of game music concerts, and the amazing resource that Twitch has become for gamers and developers alike.Episode Highlights00:00 - Intro & musical background04:20 - Getting the Ori gig06:52 - Long development time for the game and its impact on…
  • SoundCast Ep. 80 - The 2014 Cue Awards

    8 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Episode 80 - The Cue Awards 2014 The 7th Cue Awards are finally revealed!  Christopher Coleman, Marius Masalar, Edmund Meinerts, Richard Buxton, Thomas Medina, and Steven Sharrat, are joined by award-winning composers and record industry professionals to accept their awards.  All eleven award categories are announced as well as the winners of The Genius Choice Vote!  Additionally, Richard Buxton's spotlight on scores and composers from Asia returns with The Monkey King Award.Episode Highlights00:00 — Opening and Welcome to the 2014 Cue Awards04:08 — How the Cue Awards…
  • SoundCast - Bonus Track - Superhero Rumbly Bumbly

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    Bonus Track - Superhero Rumbly BumblyThe crew welcomes Steven Sharrat (Tracksounds contributor) to his first SoundCast and talk recent superhero film news, rumors, and composer gossip including: Danny Elfman on the Avengers, Hans Zimmer on introducing themes for Aquaman and Wonder Woman, John Ottman on X-Men: Apocalypse and Philip Glass joining with Marco Beltrami on The Fantastic Four.Episode Highlights00:30 — Those Menacing Avengers03:30 — Hans Zimmer: Aquaman and Woman Wonder themes03:28 — Danny Elfman: Music to Avenge By?18:59 — John Ottman: X-Men Apocalypse21:00 — Philip Glass…
  • IFMCA Announces 2014 Award Winners

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2014 IFMCA AWARDS; HANS ZIMMER, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT TAKE TOP HONORSFEBRUARY 19, 2014 — The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of winners for excellence in musical scoring in 2014, in the 2014 IFMCA Awards.The award for Score of the Year goes to composer Hans Zimmer for his work on the Christopher Nolan-directed epic science fiction odyssey “Interstellar”. IFMCA member James Southall called the score “one of the most impressive creations of Zimmer’s career” and felt that the film…
  • 2014 Cue Award Nominees Announcement

    16 Feb 2015 | 12:53 pm
    2014 Cue Award Nominees AnnouncementFounded in 2002, The Cue Awards are the official awards of The 2014 awards make for the seventh year the awards have given. The nominations are made by all eligible contributors to Tracksounds and The SoundCast in the last 12 months and seek to recognize “the best in soundtracks” for that year.Each contributor may nominate up to FIVE titles in each category. Each makes their nominations, 1-5, in descending order. The highest ranked receives 5 points and the lowest 1 point. The nominations are tallied and five nominees in each…
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    29 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Scarface: I’m Dead (Rap-A-Lot, 1991, Mr. Scarface Is Back) Even listening to this now, 24 years later, this was such an incredible way to end an already classic album. I guess Biggie kind of one-upped him by committing suicide on record instead, but the whole concept that Scarface was rapping on the sixth sense tip was both innovative and poignant. Plus, I’m also almost 100% positive this was the first time I ever heard a Meters track.

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    O.G. Style: Catch ‘Em Slipping (Rap-A-Lot, 1991, I Know How To Play ‘Em Just because you were on Rap-A-Lot didn’t mean you couldn’t be flipping jazz samples back in ’91. (This whole album is absolutely worth copping). 365 Days of Soul, #94

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    NhTBoyz: 6 In the Mornin’ (NhT Boyz Music, 2010, Power Triangle) First off: unexpectedly good video, esp. with all that ambient shit at the beginning. Second: those first set of verses, where he’s playing on S.F. puns, are just golden. “Grabbed my .40 and my 9 like I’m from Frisco Let his ass Fillmo’ like he from Frisco Left from red for his gold like he from Frisco.” East Oakland, represent! 365 Days of Soul, #93

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    The Mudkids: Another Journey (Surf, 2000, 12″) Always loved how this one sounded; that guitar (steel?) loop is so distinctive and the track’s got this great energy to it. I ran into one of the group’s main members in a record store in Indiana circa 2002; I think I had forgotten they were even from Indy until that moment. 365 Days of Soul, #92

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Large Professor: Listen (Blast Off) (Geffen, 1996, 12″) Junket’s Robbie Ettelson has part of the story behind what the hell happened to Large Pro’s solo LP but all I know is that folks were hype in ’96 at the idea that LP was about to drop The LP. As far as teaser 12″s go, this 3-song single was both enough to whet our appetite and then, as it turns out, hold us over for a while until we realized “uh oh, something went wrong.” Surprised this was left off the final LP but c’est la vie. Love the “Blind Alley” flip on…
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  • Review & Photos | Billy & The Kids With Robert Randolph | Port Chester

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Images by: Andrew Blackstein Words by: Scott Bernstein Billy & The Kids w/s/g Robert Randolph + Lions On The Moon :: 3.27.15 :: The Capitol Theatre :: Port Chester, NY Read Scotty's review after the gallery. 3/27/15 - Billy & The Kids @ The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY) View Photos Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann returned to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Friday night with a talented band in tow as well as special guest Robert Randolph. Kreutzmann's Billy & The Kids ensemble finds him joined by guitarist Tommy Hamilton (American Babies), bassist Reed Mathis (Tea…
  • Nigel Hall Leaves The Nth Power

    29 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Keyboardist Nigel Hall shared a few shocking Tweets recently in which he reveals he has parted ways with The Nth Power, a band he helped form just a few years ago. [Photo by Rick Scuteri] Nigel's first Tweet reads, "God shuts one door and opens 7," which was followed by "Much love to the Nth Power. Greatest musicians ever and I will miss playing with them. #retired" Here's the Tweets: God shuts one door and opens 7. — Nigel Hall (@nigelhall76) March 29, 2015 Much love to the Nth Power. Greatest musicians ever and I will miss playing with them. #retired — Nigel Hall (@nigelhall76) March…
  • Photos | Suwannee Springfest | Live Oak

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Images by: Michael Kaiz Suwannee Springfest :: 3.19-22.15 :: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park :: Live Oak, FL 3/19-22/15 - Suwannee Springfest @ Spirit of The Suwannee Music Park (Live Oak, FL) View Photos JamBase | Spring Blooms At Suwannee Go See Live Music!
  • Sunday Cinema | Lollapalooza In Chicago

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    In 2005 Perry Farrell transformed Lollapalooza from a travelling tour into a one weekend festival held annually in Chicago’s Grant Park. The previously successful early 1990s alternative tour had fallen on hard times after resurrecting in 2003, when the planned 2004 was cancelled due to low ticket sales. Now, 10 years after the first weekend in Chicago, Farrell (who also hosts South American iterations of Lolla) will again draw hundreds of thousands of people back to the Windy City the weekend of July 31 - August 2.  Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + The Machine, Alabama Shakes, TV…
  • Phil Lesh & Friends Pay Tribute To Grateful Dead 1972 At Terrapin

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Phil Lesh & Friends continued honoring each year of Grateful Dead at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California last night as part of a celebration of the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary. Saturday night's show saw Phil joined by a core band of Grahame Lesh, Stu Allen, Jeff Chimenti and Ezra Lipp as well as guests Ross James and Alex Koford in re-creating a classic 1972 show. [Image created by Quinfolk] The evening started with Phil Lesh sharing a history lesson on 1972 in Grateful Dead history moderated by Jay Blakesberg that of course focused on the band's famed Europe '72 tour. Lesh…
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    Alltagsthemen, Tipps für ein gesundes Leben -

  • Der Firmendo Geschäftskonto Vergleich hilft Ihnen ein kostenloses Firmenkonto zu finden!

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:43 am
    Nutzen Sie den Geschäftskonto Vergleich von, um ein kostenloses Geschäftskonto zu finden und dieses noch heute zu eröffnen. Der Firmenkonto Vergleich ist sehr umfangreich und es werden die besten Geschäftskonten aufgelistet, wozu vor allem die Commerzbank, die DKB Cash, die DAB Bank sowie die HVB- Klassik und Smart gehört. Diese Banken bestechen besonders durch […] Der Beitrag Der Firmendo Geschäftskonto Vergleich hilft Ihnen ein kostenloses Firmenkonto zu finden! erschien zuerst auf Alltagsthemen, Tipps für ein gesundes Leben -
  • Tolle Eigentumswohnungen & Reihenhäuser im Rhein-Main-Gebiet

    15 Jan 2015 | 2:59 am
    Der unabhängige Investor, Bauträger und Projektentwickler City 1 Group ist im gesamten Rhein-Main-Gebiet vertreten. Es werden hochwertige Eigentumswohnungen, Reihenhäuser und Einfamilienhäuser mit exklusiven Ambiente angeboten. Die Ausstattungsmerkmale der Eigentumswohnung in Hochheim sind ein absolutes Highlight. Unter anderem sind in den Eigentumswohnungen elektrische Rolläden, eine Fußbodenheizung, hochwertige Tageslichtbäder, Tiefgaragenstellplätze, Massivholzparkett sowie bodentiefe Fenster inbegriffen. Aufgrund der […] Der Beitrag Tolle Eigentumswohnungen &…
  • Günstige Teppiche, Laminatböden und Vinylböden

    13 Jan 2015 | 2:32 am
    Dieser Bodenfachmarkt bietet Ihnen immer die aktuellsten Bodenbeläge, wie zum Beispiel einen Laminatboden, einen Teppichboden oder Teppiche ganz nach Wunschmaß. Aber auch Fußmatten und Sauberlauf Zonen sind bei diesem Bodenfachmarkt erhältlich. Die Bodenverlegung kann als Zusatzservice in Anspruch genommen werden. Ganz besonders interessant ist der Vinylboden, denn dieser lässt sich ohne Spezialwerkzeug in Ihren Räumlichkeiten […] Der Beitrag Günstige Teppiche, Laminatböden und Vinylböden erschien zuerst auf Alltagsthemen, Tipps für ein gesundes Leben -
  • Gartenhaus von Westerhoff

    9 Jan 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Die Gartenhäuser von Westerhoff werden maßgeschneidert auf Ihre Vorstellungen und Ideen gefertigt. Bis ins Detail wird Ihr Gartenhaus als Einzelstück konzipiert, sodass Sie dieses nicht nur als normales Gartenhaus nutzen können, sondern auch als Sommerhäuschen, als Werkstatt oder als Büro. Durch die besonders klare Raumaufteilung sowie der Wandstärke und der Dachform kann das Gartenhaus auch […] Der Beitrag Gartenhaus von Westerhoff erschien zuerst auf Alltagsthemen, Tipps für ein gesundes Leben -
  • Immobilien in Falkensee verkaufen oder vermieten

    5 Jan 2015 | 10:27 am
    Immobilien sind eine hervorragende Anlageform, um sein Erspartes sinnvoll in die Zukunft zu investieren. Gerade Immobilien in Falkensee sind rentabel und sicher, sodass es sich in jedem Fall für Sie rechnen wird. Diese Firma bietet Immobilien in Falkensee, Schönwalde, Berlin und Potsdam an. Die Angebote auf der Website beinhalten sowohl Einfamilienhäuser, Mehrfamilienhäuser, Eigentumswohnungen als auch […] Der Beitrag Immobilien in Falkensee verkaufen oder vermieten erschien zuerst auf Alltagsthemen, Tipps für ein gesundes Leben -
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  • ALL THAT REMAINS Guitarist OLI HERBERT: 'We Try To Write Quality Over Quantity'

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:47 am
    Capital Chaos TV conducted an interview with ALL THAT REMAINS guitarist Oli Herbert on Febraury 20 at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about ALL THAT REMAINS's songwriting process, Oli said: "We'll start with a couple of different ideas, and then they progress into a song. If we feel the song is good, we keep it, we use it. But we try to write quality over quantity. So we might have extra riffs floating about, but nothing like 30 songs, or 40 songs. W ejust don't work like that." Asked if he usually starts writing material for a new album…
  • It's Official: LAMB OF GOD's CHRIS ADLER To 'Guest' On New MEGADETH Studio Album

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:03 am
    As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported as a "rumor" on March 14, it has now been made official that MEGADETH has hired drummer Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD) to play on the band's new album. MEGADETH has released the following official statement announcing the collaboration: "Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind original American metal and hard rock crossover giants MEGADETH, and Chris Adler, drummer for the leaders of modern American heavy metal LAMB OF GOD, will join original bassist David Ellefson in the creation of MEGADETH's anticipated forthcoming album. Adler will be appearing…
  • Video: MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Performs 'Five Magics' At Melbourne Stop Of Spoken-Word Tour

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    Video footage of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson playing the band's song "Five Magics" at the March 27 stop of his "My Life With Deth" spoken-word tour in Melbourne, Australia can be seen below. Speaking about why he chose Australia as the first country in which to do a spoken-word tour, Ellefson told Spotlight Report: "The idea of doing a spoken-word tour came from an Australian concert promoter, and I loved it. We started to talk about it last year. Ironically, it was right around the time we were scheduled to be here with Soundwave." He continued: "I've never done spoken word before. "I…
  • Endless Forms Most Beautiful - NIGHTWISH

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:52 am
    As we've officially entered the Floor Jansen era of NIGHTWISH, the hangover from the Anette Olzon controversy has been, for all intents and purposes, chased away. Olzon's moved on with her solo album from last year, "Shine", while NIGHTWISH themselves look to outdo their widely embraced "Imaginaerum" from 2011. This includes the addition of not only Jansen, but Kai Hahto on drums, who replaces Jukka Nevalainen, on sabbatical. It also has a 23-minute number, "The Greatest Show on Earth", which condenses "Endless Forms Most Beautiful"'s lengthy Darwinist exhibition as the most ambitious work…
  • The Order of Things - ALL THAT REMAINS

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:51 am
    If there's one band constantly under fire whether they deserve to be or not, it's ALL THAT REMAINS. Long one of the forerunners in metalcore, they've reached a pinnacle of success despite constant scrutiny for their stylistic changes. Both the success and the scrutiny will assuredly carry on with their latest album "The Order of Things", an album finding the band testing the waters even more while sticking to their standard framework built upon hooks and breakdowns. The album's single "This Probably Won't End Well" actually opens well with a textured instrumental intro as Phil Labonte calmly…
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  • Killer Mike: Rap Lyrics Being Manipulated in Court to Land Convictions

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Last December, Killer Mike and author Erik Nielson teamed to pen an op-ed examining how the criminal justice system often employs rap lyrics as a means to convict suspects. The Run the Jewels rapper's first column focused on the case of Anthony Elonis, and now in their latest op-ed for Vox that examines hip-hop's "poetic (in)justice,"...
  • Hugh Jackman Hints at One Last 'Wolverine' Appearance

    29 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Hugh Jackman has donned the Adamantium steel claws to portray Wolverine in a pair of X-Men film series as well as his own standalone superhero franchise. However, the actor has hinted that, following his starring turn in Wolverine 3, he'll depart the role for good after 17 years and at...
  • Coachella, Lollapalooza Festivals Ban Selfie Sticks

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    Coachella and Lollapalooza are among the growing number of music festivals to ban selfie sticks from the concert grounds. On a list of prohibited items on the Lollapalooza site, the fest states they've outlawed "GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods," while Coachella similarly frowns upon "selfie sticks /...
  • Watch George Ezra Bring the Folk to 'SNL'

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    British singer George Ezra made his biggest U.S. television appearance to date as the rising folk star performed a pair of his hit singles during the Rock-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. Ezra, whose Wanted on Voyage is already a Number One album in the U.K., seemed genuinely delighted to deliver pitch-perfect...
  • The Rock on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    The next time Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hosts Saturday Night Live, he'll join the illustrious Five-Timers Club, a swanky association of hosting all-stars that includes Alec Baldwin, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, and Drew Barrymore (she first hosted when she was just seven, remember that?). While it's not shocking that Johnson...
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  • Killer Mike: Rap Lyrics Being Manipulated in Court to Land Convictions

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Last December, Killer Mike and author Erik Nielson teamed to pen an op-ed examining how the criminal justice system often employs rap lyrics as a means to convict suspects. The Run the Jewels rapper's first column focused on the case of Anthony Elonis, and now in their latest op-ed for Vox that examines hip-hop's "poetic (in)justice," Killer Mike and Nielson have turned their attention to McKinley "Mac" Phipps, a former No Limit rapper who was found guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of a teenage fan at one of Mac's shows. Ferguson: Killer Mike,…
  • Coachella, Lollapalooza Festivals Ban Selfie Sticks

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    Coachella and Lollapalooza are among the growing number of music festivals to ban selfie sticks from the concert grounds. On a list of prohibited items on the Lollapalooza site, the fest states they've outlawed "GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods," while Coachella similarly frowns upon "selfie sticks / Narsisstics [sic]," BrooklynVegan reports. Fest Crashing 101: Inside MTV's Fearless Photographer Doc In addition to being an audience-wide nuisance, selfie sticks are also viewed as encouraging the unauthorized recording of the festival's performances. However, as…
  • Destiny's Child Stage Surprise Reunion at Stellar Awards

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    Destiny's Child staged a surprise reunion at the 30th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Saturday night as Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams appeared together at Las Vegas' Orleans Arena to perform Williams' "Say Yes." Beyoncé and Rowland previously collaborated on the studio version of Williams' single, an EDM-inspired reimagining of the Nigerian gospel song "When Jesus Says Yes." Beyonce Rocks Super Bowl Halftime Show With Destiny's Child "Say Yes" was nominated for three awards at the Stellar ceremony: Urban/Inspiration Single of the…
  • Ben Stiller's High School Garage Band Sets Album Release

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Before Ben Stiller was Derek Zoolander or Greg Focker, he was just another high school student messing around in a garage band. In the late Seventies, Stiller and a few of his New York City friends, including frontman Kriss Roebling, formed the band Capital Punishment, with the future Tropic Thunder actor serving as the group's drummer. They self-released one LP, 1982's Roadkill, that was all but forgotten until Brooklyn record label Captured Tracks announced the album's reissue this fall. In a recent interview with Howard Stern, Stiller talked about Capital Punishment and seemed…
  • Ozzy Osbourne Needs Surgery, Cancels Ozzfiesta

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    The Riviera Maya, Mexico leg of Ozzfest, dubbed the Ozzfiesta, has been cancelled after organizers revealed that Ozzy Osbourne would undergo an unspecified surgery once the Black Sabbath singer's upcoming South American jaunt ends May 2nd. The Ozzfiesta was initially scheduled for May 27th at Riviera Maya's Hard Rock Hotel, but the procedure "requires at least four weeks of recovery time," the Ozzfiesta promoter Cool Breeze Concerts said in a statement. Related: See Black Sabbath's Guitarist Explain Heavy Metal's Birth Cool Breeze is offering refunds to people who planned on…
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  • Killer Mike: Rap Lyrics Being Manipulated in Court to Land Convictions

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Last December, Killer Mike and author Erik Nielson teamed to pen an op-ed examining how the criminal justice system often employs rap lyrics as a means to convict suspects. The Run the Jewels rapper's first column focused on the case of Anthony Elonis, and now in their latest op-ed for Vox that examines hip-hop's "poetic (in)justice,"...
  • Hugh Jackman Hints at One Last 'Wolverine' Appearance

    29 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Hugh Jackman has donned the Adamantium steel claws to portray Wolverine in a pair of X-Men film series as well as his own standalone superhero franchise. However, the actor has hinted that, following his starring turn in Wolverine 3, he'll depart the role for good after 17 years and at...
  • Coachella, Lollapalooza Festivals Ban Selfie Sticks

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    Coachella and Lollapalooza are among the growing number of music festivals to ban selfie sticks from the concert grounds. On a list of prohibited items on the Lollapalooza site, the fest states they've outlawed "GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods," while Coachella similarly frowns upon "selfie sticks /...
  • Watch George Ezra Bring the Folk to 'SNL'

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    British singer George Ezra made his biggest U.S. television appearance to date as the rising folk star performed a pair of his hit singles during the Rock-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. Ezra, whose Wanted on Voyage is already a Number One album in the U.K., seemed genuinely delighted to deliver pitch-perfect...
  • The Rock on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    The next time Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hosts Saturday Night Live, he'll join the illustrious Five-Timers Club, a swanky association of hosting all-stars that includes Alec Baldwin, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, and Drew Barrymore (she first hosted when she was just seven, remember that?). While it's not shocking that Johnson...
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    NME News Feed

  • Charlie Wilson and Snoop Dogg perform 'Infectious' live on 'Kimmel' – watch

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Charlie Wilson and Snoop Dogg appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday (March 26), performing the collaboration track 'Infectious'. Click above to watch. The song originally appears on Wilson's recently-released studio LP 'Forever Charlie'. The duo can also be heard on Snoop's latest single, 'Peaches N Cream'. The rapper's new album 'Bush' is due out in May and will be produced entirely by Pharrell Williams. A video teaser was recently released of Snoop and Pharrell grooving in the studio in the run up to the LP's release. It's been a busy week for Snoop. On Monday the Long Beach MC appeared…
  • Sinkane shares experimental new video for 'Young Trouble' – watch

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Sinkane has released a new video for his track 'Young Trouble'. Directed by Philip Di Fiore and Christopher J. Lytwyn, the experimental piece features footage of Sinkane performing, which the pair manipulated through a series of musical instruments. As explained in a press release, "Di Fiore 'played' the footage by playing the keys of the keyboard and turning the knobs of the guitar pedals. All the while, the manipulated footage was being recorded and would become the new footage Di Fiore would enter the editing room with." Click below to watch. Di Fiore commented: “We took our inspiration…
  • The Vaccines air four new songs in Nottingham

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:48 pm
    The Vaccines played four new songs as their UK tour kicked off in Nottingham last night (March 27). Taking to the stage at Rock City just after 8:45pm, the London-based band treated fans to a 15-song set, featuring tracks from their first two albums and forthcoming record 'English Graffiti'. "Rock City!" yelled frontman Justin Young as the group began their set, racing into 'Teenage Icon'. The first new song of the night came shortly after, with the band airing 'Dream Lover', the song they debuted during their performance at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas. 'Want You So Bad' soon…
  • Morrissey forced to cancel 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man' appearance

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Morrissey has pulled out of a scheduled appearance on Alan Carr: Chatty Man. The former Smiths frontman was supposed to appear on tonight's (March 27) episode of the Channel 4 show. However, The Mirror reports that the singer was forced to cancel due to transport issues from Belfast to London, where the show was filmed last night (March 26). Carr is reported to have told the studio audience "He's stuck in Belfast, so we wish him love, and he will have to come back." The singer was lined up to perform his latest single 'Kiss Me A Lot' from the 2014 album 'World Peace is None of Your Business'.
  • Footage from Kendrick Lamar's moving truck performance released as Reebok ad – watch

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Footage from Kendrick Lamar's recent Los Angeles appearance, which saw the rapper perform on the back of a moving flatbed truck, has been released as a Reebok ad. Click above to watch. Lamar gave the impromptu performance on Tuesday (March 24) having announced the show earlier that day via Twitter. "9pm. meet me here. 8950 Sunset Blvd. 930pm. meet me here. 8466 Melrose Ave," he posted. The Compton MC played to the LA streets alongside a number of musicians as the truck moved in amongst the crowd. The show was organised in conjunction with Reebok's #GetPumped campaign, and #GetPumped could be…
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  • march 2015 mix

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    mp3: GORILLA VS. BEAR MARCH 2015 MIX (55 mb) 01 Palmbomen II :: teena milder 00:00 02 Anthony Naples :: pale 01:24 03 Metro Thuggin :: free gucci 03:00 04 Chazzzy :: donuts all day 07:05 05 GFOTY & Spinee :: brand new car 09:40 06 Kero Kero Bonito :: picture this 11:10 07 Noah :: take it down 14:23 08 Cafe Lanai :: lanai 18:58 09 GABI :: fleece (autre ne veut club mix) 23:50 10 :: i keep forgetting (tape dub edit) 26:50 11 Geologist x Tickley Feather :: stretching songs for spring (excerpt) 27:50 12 Chromatics :: i can never be myself when you’re around 29:50 13 Grimes :: REALiTi…
  • mp3: Glass Candy – Shell Game

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    “Ida & I’s Collaboration For The Midnight Movie Cult Scene At The End Of The Fifth Reel From “Lost River”. Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Coming Out Worldwide Monday, March 30th On Italians Do It Better. “Shell Game” Features Rhythms From Glass Candy’s “Red Heads Feel More Pain”, The Closing Track From The “After Dark 2″ Mixtape” — Johnny Jewel
  • video: Jamie xx – Loud Places (feat. Romy of the xx)

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    [directed by Simon Halsall & JB Babenhausen] In Colour is out June 1. Pre-order on iTunes to get 4 tracks now, including “Loud Places” + “Gosh“.
  • premiere: Stealing Sheep – Not Real (live video)

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    As enchanted as we were by the trippy, technicolor original video for the title track from Liverpool band Stealing Sheep‘s wonderful forthcoming Not Real LP, we might have easily dismissed a secondary “live video” as unnecessary, an inessential afterthought. We would have been mistaken; this one, though stark and simple, might somehow be even better. Shot by Ben Morgan at Vessel Studios in Liverpool. Not Real is out April 13.
  • video: Yumi Zouma – Alena

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    The sequel to the group’s “Catastrophe” video, also directed by the always-great BANGS. Yumi Zouma’s EP II is out now on Cascine.
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    Aquarium Drunkard

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

    Satisfied '75
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 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 381: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Oliver – Off On A Trek ++ Linda Perhacs – Paper Mountain Man ++ David Wiffen – Never Make A Dollar […]
  • John Renbourn :: 1944 – 2015

    Satisfied '75
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    We lost a great musician this week — English guitarist John Renbourn. Whether duetting with Bert Jansch, creating a masterful folk-jazz hybrid with Pentangle, or playing all on his own, Renbourn was the epitome of taste, style and subtlety throughout his long career.Like his brother-in-arms Jansch, he’ll be memorialized as a “folk” player, but Renbourn […]
  • Dennis Taylor :: Dayspring

    Satisfied '75
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    The Minnesota-based Grass-Tops Recordings has earned the love of guitar soli devotees over the past few years thanks to its stellar reissues of some of Robbie Basho’s hard-to-find masterpieces, as well as new works by talented players like Chrisopher Bruhn, Kyle Fosburgh and Mariano Rodriguez. For their latest effort, they’re shining a well-deserved light on […]
  • Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Strange Light – A Mixtape

    Satisfied '75
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Enter Strange Light, a sister mix to last year’s Blue August Moon. If the latter played like a transient spirit hovering over a hazy, humid dusk, then think of this as a snowy, white dawn giving way to spring. Thick with its own mystery and magic – a tranquil blend of global folk, gospel, soul […]
  • Jamaican Snapshots :: Lloyd & Glen – Keep On Pushing

    Satisfied '75
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Welcome to Jamaican Snapshots – the second installment of a recurring column illuminating Jamaican artists whose music largely flew under the radar outside genre enthusiasts. Lloyd Robinson was best know for his dancehall hit “Cuss Cuss”.  Born Altemont Thomas Robinson, he began recording in the mid-1960s as a member of The Tartans, which also included […]
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  • Coney Island Cyclone got stuck on first public ride of the season

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    The Cyclone, not quite to the top (photo via @dipti16k) Spring is here and today (3/29) is opening day for Coney Island's 2015 season. Unfortunately, iconic wooden roller coaster The Cyclone got stuck on the way up to the first big drop...on it's first public ride of the season. From CBS: Erica Hoffman, a spokeswoman for Luna Park, said the ride was shut down while technicians work to repair it. Officials are hoping it will be closed no more than an hour or two. Luna Park opened at noon. The amusement park will be open weekends until May 22, when it opens every day for the summer. It will…
  • What's going on Sunday? (They Might Be Giants, Curren$y, Jenny Hval, Mourn, Wand, Sapphire Mansions & more)

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    photo: They Might Be Giants in Prospect Park in 2013 (more by Ryan Muir) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Curren$y @ BB King's Consistently great New Orleans rapper Curren$y is saying his Pilot Talk 3 will drop this year, but while we wait for more details on that, he's busy on tour. Tonight's show was rescheduled from 3/5. Jenny Hval, LODRO, Softspot @ Alphaville Norway's Jenny Hval recently put out a track from her upcoming album on Sacred Bones, and it has her eccentric art pop sounding great as ever. She recently played…
  • What's going on Saturday? (Deerhoof, Bjork, Kool Keith, Wand, JSBX, Action Bronson, The Get Up Kids & more)

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    photo: Deerhoof at Baby's in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Deerhoof, Perfect Pussy, Zula @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall Experimental rockers Deerhoof and their noise punk pals Perfect Pussy team up for this sold-out show, and there's solid support from psych popsters Zula. Action Bronson @ Rough Trade Action Bronson just played two huge Terminal 5 shows in support of his major label debut, Mr. Wonderful, and tonight he's doing something way more intimate. To get in you had to buy his new…
  • Coachella and Lollapalooza ban selfie sticks

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:03 pm
    photo: Coachella 2014 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin) The first weekend of Coachella is just two weeks away and ushers in 2015 Festival Season. Amongst the "prohibited items" listed for both Coachella and Lollapalooza are selfie sticks. Lollapalooza's FAQ says no "GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods." Coachella's FAQ says no "Selfie sticks / Narcisists." (Good luck on enforcing the latter part of that, Coachella.) If you're going to these fests, you're just going to have to use your arm to take selfies the old fashioned way. However: neither Governors Ball or Bonarooo's…
  • Laura Marling played SXSW (pics) and NYC (video, setlist)

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    photos by Amanda Hatfield Laura Marling @ Mohawk 3/19/2014 during SXSW In spite of the heavier tone of her new material, the electric part of the set is quite short. "We're going to tone it down a bit," she said, taking up her acoustic guitar for "Walk Alone," one of Short Movie's quieter moments, followed by "David," whose lyric "A wasted love is a life of regret" she sings with the full-throated emotion of a wizened woman. The earlier music that she sprinkles through the set is rearranged and the phrasing adapted slightly so that new emotion is wrung out. "The Muse" and "Master Hunter" are…
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  • Jake Gyllenhaal is Ripped in Latest Trailer for ‘Southpaw’

    Taylor Ghrist
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The new trailer for Southpaw has been released, and Jake Gyllenhaal, once again, is furious and angry as hell. It’s some definite drama amped up by the family angle in Antoine Fuqua’s (Training Day, The Equalizer) as a professional boxer aims to control his destiny and keep his family together following a brawl that jeopardizes everything. Judging from the new trailer, there’s plenty of Gyllenhaal shirtless, screaming, and, well, family drama. Rachel McAdams stars as the wife. Rita Ora, Forest Whitaker, and Naomie Harris co-star. Expect many cuts, scrapes, tears, and Gyllenhaal’s…
  • Matthew Williams (Creative Partner to Kanye West and Lady Gaga) Launches RTW

    Alexander Hakimi
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Courtesy of Alyx and Matthew Williams Alyx is a name you will be hearing a lot of soon, and for good cause: The designer of this new luxury fashion label is Matthew Williams, the creative genius who worked with Lady Gaga during her rise to fame, as well as with Kanye West work throughout the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Watch The Throne, and Yeezus eras. The clothes, however, aren’t just for big name stars. Williams tells us: “Our ideal customer is a confident, sophisticated girl who feels empowered in the clothing, but also won’t care if her clothes get a bit…
  • Ben Stiller, Amanda Seyfried, Noah Baumbach, + Ad-Rock Talk ‘While We’re Young’

    Hillary Weston
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    After the outpouring of love for Noah Baumbach’s energetic female-led black-and-white character study Frances Ha and the praise out of Sundance for his upcoming Mistress America, I found myself worried that Noah Baumbach’s latest film, While We’re Young, might lack the same delightful spark. More misanthropic and dispassionate than Frances, I was right in my feeling that his latest falls more in the register of his films like Greenberg and Margot at the Wedding, yet doesn’t deliver the same complexities as those share. And while possessing its own brand of anxious charm,…
  • Rihanna Goes Full-On Ratchet In ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’

    Hugh McIntyre
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    While she was quiet in terms of previously-unheard music for many a month, it seems like 2015 is going to be a big year for Rihanna, as she offers up brand new shiny tune after tune. Yesterday, the Bardados-born singer began teasing her new single “Bitch Better Have My Money”, telling fans via Twitter that they could hear a few seconds if they downloaded a new app called Dubsmash. The internet of course went crazy, and not long after the song was out in full. The decidedly not radio friendly “Bitch” is Rihanna at her most ratchet, following in the footsteps of previous tracks like…
  • New York’s Best Art Shows to See This Weekend

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
    “King David of Absalom and their royal females bloodlines” Elena Ab, courtesy of the artist. New York’s best art shows to see this weekend are a click and a map check away. Check out shows from Pace, Elena Ab, and more. Upward Inflection at NURTUREart Gallery,  56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn.  Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Upward Inflection, 2014, installation view. Photo: This Friday, NURTUREart Gallery will debut Ciaran O’ Dochartaigh’s first New York exhibit titled Upward Inflection. ​The mixed media installation is inspired by the computer age and…
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    Digital Music News

  • Three Ways Music Services Can Cash in on Their Most Valuable Listeners

    Ari Shohat
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Ari Shohat is the founder and CEO of Digitally Imported, an online radio service with over 3.8 million monthly listeners. Transforming premium service: Three ways music services can cash in on their most valuable listeners The top digital music services are still struggling with a very basic problem: How to get listeners to pay for content. While there will always be users who prefer a free option, there are many listeners who, if given a more enticing option, would invest in a richer experience. The era of the free ride is over Analysts have described the current business model for…
  • European Commission Wants to Remove Geo-Blocking and Other “Digital Barriers”

    Nina Ulloa
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    The European Commission is making a “Digital Single Market” a priority in the European Union. The commission wants to remove barriers that separate the EU, such as geo blocking and complicated VAT taxes. Andrus Ansip, European Commission Digital Single Market VP, says: “Let us do away with all those fences and walls that block us online. People must be able to freely go across borders online just as they do offline.” The Commission will move forward by focusing on three areas: access to digital goods and services, allowing digital networks to flourish, and creating a…
  • Songwriters Declare War On Their Own Publishers…

    Paul Resnikoff
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    To the American Music Publishing Community, We are an international alliance of songwriter and composer organizations representing tens of thousands of music creators throughout the world, many of whom have created musical works in which you claim rights. We recently reached out to your trade organization, the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), hoping the Association would agree to have a discussion with us regarding unilateral withdrawal by publishers of rights and repertoire from the performing rights organizations ASCAP and BMI. While the discussion we requested was well within…
  • Executive Shuffles: ASCAP, BPI, Gracenote, Venn Arts

    Nina Ulloa
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    Jonathan Hecht of Venn Arts Marcus Miller has been elected to the ASCAP Board of Directors. Paul Williams and 22 other board members were re-elected. Lynne McDowell will leave her position as Head of PR at BPI at the end of the month. McDowell will be forming her own PR company. She will continue to consult for BPI. Jonathan Hecht recently launched Venn Arts, a creative music licensing company. Hecht is a music supervisor that has previously worked at EMI Music, Sony Music, Red Light Management, and Free People, among others. Ethan Kaplan has been hired as SVP and GM of…
  • 17 Things I Wish I’d Known About Playing SXSW…

    Brian Felsen
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Brian Felsen is the CEO of AdRev, a YouTube MCN, and formerly president of CD Baby. I’ve been going to SXSW for the past 10 years, first as president of CD Baby and now on behalf of AdRev and DashGo. While I always have an amazing time there as a music industry representative, it’s been gnawing at me for a while that I’ve never participated as a musician. So this January, when SXSW posted their list of their showcasing artists, I decided to try to showcase. My plan was simple: I went to their website and combed through hundreds of bands and pick out my ten favorite…
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  • Inner Oceans (OpenAir) And Louise Le Hir (KXCI)

    Arielle Parnes-Katz
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Inner Oceans (via Facebook) Each week the CMJ staff sifts through thousands of radio playlists that contribute to the weekly CMJ charts. In the Chart Discovery column, we highlight exciting artists, albums and songs brought to our attention by the charts of our reporting panel of college and non-commercial radio stations. This round’s picks come via OpenAir in Centennial, CO, and KXCI in Tucson, AZ. Inner Oceans on
  • CMJ Chart Recap: March 24, 2015

    Arielle Parnes-Katz
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    Modest Mouse – Photo by Ben Moon In Chart Recap we take a look at what’s happening on the CMJ charts each week. Check out the CMJ Radio 200 top 20 for the week. CMJ NMR Subscribers can login to view the complete charts. Spring has arrived, although less apparently so than we would like in New York. In college radio, this transition to Spring means things slow down a little bit on the charts as music directors head out for spring break. But this season also means there are lots of heavy hitting albums making a go of it in college radio right now. So when you take lots of…
  • CMJ Charts: March 24, 2015: Tobias Jesso Jr. is Top Debut

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    TW LW ARTIST & TITLE LABEL 1 1 FATHER JOHN MISTY I Love You, Honeybear Sub Pop 2 2 DAN DEACON Gliss Riffer Domino 3 3 JOSE GONZALEZ Vestiges And Claws Mute 4 4 PURITY RING Another Eternity 4AD 5 6 OF MONTREAL Aureate Gloom Polyvinyl 6 5 COLLEEN GREEN I Want To Grow Up Hardly Art 7 22 SAN CISCO Gracetown Island City 8 7 SLEATER-KINNEY No Cities To Love Sub Pop 9 11 MATTHEW E. WHITE Fresh Blood Domino 10 8 DECEMBERISTS What A Terrible World, What… Capitol 11 28 WILL BUTLER Policy Merge 12 13 SCREAMING FEMALES Rose Mountain Don Giovanni 13 9 VIET CONG Viet Cong Jagjaguwar…
  • South By Southwest 2015 Wrap-up

    Annie Lesser
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    While a number of CMJ staffers ran around SXSW 2015, Annie Lesser was our busiest shutterbug, and so here’s her well-informed take on the whole shebang. Bands you need to listen to: 01. Kate Tempest – Pop Monteal showcase, March 20 @ Maggie Mae’s - This girl is about to blow up in a big way. With lyrics that sew a tapestry of story and emotion, as well as a strong stage presence, this poet and playwright turned experimental hip hop artist can hold anyone’s attention. 02. Flesh Lights – Austin Chronicle‘s Hair of the Three Legged Dog showcase, March 19 @…
  • Album Stream Premiere: Lurch & Chief – Breathe EP

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    Lurch & Chief This Aussie combo effortlessly blend fashionable genre earmarks on Breathe, their second EP. Perhaps that has something to do with their home base being Melbourne, the fashion capital down under. But once past a kind of gleaming surface, Lurch & Chief get spookier as the songs slither by. From the members’ preferred hair choices and swirly guitars, this band aims psychy. But add in the clean chorus pedal reverb, driving drums and some icy femme vocals seething around, and they further exude a dug up and soiled mid-’80s Brit-wave vibe too. Breathe comes out…
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  • TOP POSTS: This Week's Most Read Posts on

    Bruce Houghton
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Glastonbury Festival Responds To Anti-Kanye Petition TIDAL Absorbs WiMP, U.S. Relaunch March 30th Why Spotify Pays So Little Get More Fans With YouTube Cards Beats Music Pays Artists More Than Spotify Seven Tips To Getting Sponsors For Your Band Digital Royalties Promised To Producers, Mixers, And Engineers In New House Bill
  • This Week in Music Commentary

    Bruce Houghton
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    The Music Industry Really Wants To Kill Free Listening Bursting The Music Tech Bubble Should A Music Manager Also Be An Agent?
  • Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

    Bruce Houghton
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Seven Tips To Getting Sponsors For Your Band Building A Fanbase Using YouTube Cards Vinyl Delivery Services: Back to Basics in a Digital World ReverbNation Partners With SESAC, Announces CONNECT Artist Development Incubator 3 Branding Lessons From Music's Biggest Superstars Google Launches "YouTube For Artists" Free Toolkit For D.I.Y. Musicians Should A Music Manager Also Be An Agent? Lawsuit To Decide Reinstated
  • MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Is The Future For Audio Professionals in Games

    Nia R Jones
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    David Reeves | Is the Future for Audio Professionals in Games?  Jim Bullet | Music Business Wisdom From 5th Century B.C Jason Ventura | The Second Coming  Brandon Waardenburg | Impractical Advice For a Better Music Career
  • REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

    Bruce Houghton
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
     Promise Of Digital Royalties For Producers, Mixers, And Engineers In New House Bill Beats Music Trumps Spotify In Artist Payouts TIDAL Absorbs WiMP As Jay Z Takes Ownership Of Music Streamer, U.S. Relaunch March 30th Glastonbury Festival Responds To Anti-Kanye Petition urRadio Breaks The Music Streaming Mold, Puts All Users On Air With New Music Technology YouTube Challenger Vessel Launches With Better Pay For Creators - GET 1 YEAR FREE Former Beats Music CEO Launches "Chosen", A Mobile Performance Based Music Competition Platform The Music Streaming Generation Gap [CHART] Ex Live Nation…
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    OUPblog » Music

  • Beethoven’s diagnosis

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Since Beethoven’s death on this day 188 years ago, debate has raged as to the cause of his deafness, generating scores of diagnoses ranging from measles to Paget’s disease. If deafness had been his only problem, diagnosing the disorder might have been easier, although his ear problem was of a strange character no longer seen. It began ever so surreptitiously and took over two decades to complete its destruction of Beethoven’s hearing. Deafness, however, was but one of many health problems that plagued Beethoven throughout his lifetime. He suffered with intermittent episodes of abdominal…
  • Gaye vs. Thicke: How blurred are the lines of copyright infringement?

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    In 2013, R&B singer Robin Thicke became a household name. “Blurred Lines” was Thicke’s fortuitous soul-disco-funk-influenced “pop” collaboration with producer Pharrell Williams and rapper Clifford Harris, Jr. (aka “T.I.”). It became the top-selling single of the year globally (selling over 14.8 million units), spent the longest time at the top of the Billboard’s Hot 100, set the all-time record for reaching the largest US radio audience, and also reached no. 1 in 80 countries. Since then, however, “Blurred Lines” and Thicke’s overwhelming success have been eclipsed…
  • Female composer Clara Ross’ overlooked success

    Brittany Hobson
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    What were the first musical instruments to be regularly played in public concerts by entire orchestras of British women? The answer may surprise you. From the mid-1880s until the First World War, hundreds of “Ladies’ Guitar and Mandolin Bands” flourished throughout Britain, including several consisting entirely of female members of the aristocracy. Their performances (often in the country’s most prestigious concert halls) were enthusiastically reviewed in the press, their repertoire included symphonies, orchestral overtures, and operatic excerpts, and the largest bands often had more…
  • The street where she lived: My Fair Lady at 59

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Fifty-nine years ago this month, My Fair Lady made its debut on Broadway to a rapturous critical response. It became the longest-running musical to date, and was a landmark in the genre. Yet the road to the Mark Hellinger Theatre was long and arduous. The musical is based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, of course, but Shaw was against allowing anyone to set his plays to music (Noel Coward was amongst those he turned down). After Shaw’s death in 1950, though, suddenly a musical Pygmalion seemed possible. However, nobody could get it to happen. Rodgers and Hammerstein, riding on the…
  • A Women’s History Month music playlist

    Raquel Fernandes
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    In honor of the countless phenomenal women who have shaped the music industry, we’ve pulled together a playlist highlighting our favorite boldest and brightest female voices who have made a lasting impression in music. “Piece of My Heart”, “Misery’n”, and “Ball and Chain” by Janis Joplin “Whenever I listen to Janis Joplin, I’m always mesmerized by the gritty and unadulterated roughness that characterizes her music, allowing her to exude both toughness and vulnerability at the same time. It makes all of her music feel so raw and beautiful and…
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    Netlabels & News

  • VA - Boxbeats Vol. 4

    In Vitro
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    Cuarto número de las destacadas compilaciónes de beatmakers orquestadas por Phonophanatic collective.
  • Bass and Space

    In Vitro
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Image by ESO  Bass and Space es un blog que selecciona los mejores lanzamientos de entre el vasto océano de publicaciones de netaudio. Se enfoca principalmente en géneros electrónicos profundos sin renunciar a otros propuestas.
  • VA - Some Great Universes In One Place [MI-62-CP1]

    In Vitro
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    Publicado en 2013, este es el primer compilado del netlabel francés conocido ahora como Murmure Intemporel, dedicado a publicar musicas tales como ambient, electroacústica, postconcreta, experimental y souundscapes. Aquí se incluye música de Ars Sonor, Cousin Silas, In Vitro, LöW, Sonologys y Zreen Toyz entre otros.
  • Unsplash

    In Vitro
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:23 pm
    de Keith MisnerTodas las fotos en alta resolución publicadas en Unsplash están bajo una licencia Creative Commons Zero, lo que quiere decir que usted puede copiar, modificar, distribuir y usar con cualquier propósito, incluyendo los comerciales.Diez fotos nuevas cada diez días.
  • Morguefile

    In Vitro
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:48 pm
    by Efi21  Contiene un amplio stock de imágenes y fotografías de uso libre en altas resoluciones, gracias a la contribución de muchos artistas. Útil para ilustradores, diseñadores, creativos y educadores. Permite copia, modificación y distribución. Se invita a que indique el crédito cuando sea posible.
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    Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise

  • Boulez, Slonimsky, Raksin

    Alex Ross
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    This Betty Freeman image, taken in 1992, appears in an online collection of Los Angeles Philharmonic photos. One senses that the conversation is off to an awkward start; perhaps it will warm up shortly. All three men had associations with Frank Zappa, incidentally. In 1989, Raksin moderated a discussion between Boulez and Zappa; the LA Times account of the event is amusing. Previously: For David Raksin, Do not laugh at Faery.
  • Listen to This en français

    Alex Ross
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
    My translator is again the brilliant Laurent Slaars.
  • David Bowie is Pierre Boulez

    Alex Ross
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Or so this juxtaposition of posters at the Philharmonie de Paris might lead one to believe. The Boulez exhibition is sprawling and superb. Bowie is outside my field of expertise. At the Cité de la Musique bookstore, I picked up a copy of the Actes Sud publication Pierre Boulez — the companion book to the exhibition — and a new ten-CD compilation devoted to Boulez's Domaine Musical.
  • Philharmonie de Paris

    Alex Ross
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    At the Philharmonie de Paris, still unfinished but handsome-sounding, I am attending the Orchestres en fête weekend: twelve French or Francophone ensembles in three days. A report will appear in The New Yorker in a couple of weeks.
  • Boulez at 90

    Alex Ross
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    George Benjamin has a fine appreciation in the Guardian. Previously: Boulez at 70, at 75, at 80, at 85.
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  • The Little Big Town “Girl Crush” story was overblown NOT fabricated

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Last week you had to basically be living under a rock not to have heard all the buzz about Little Big Town’s song Girl Crush. Unfortunately, the hype wasn’t because it’s an amazing song but rather it came about for a different, completely sad reason.
  • Cuteness OVERLOAD: Carrie Underwood Shares Photo Of Son

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    Drum roll please….the moment all country music fans have been waiting for: The first official photo of Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher’s little boy Isaiah Michael Fisher to the world today via Instagram. “The Predators are in the playoffs! Just waiting to get called up! #PutMeInCoach,” read the caption. The …
  • Big & Rich Support Military Appreciation Day

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    One of our favorite country duo will be the musical act for Military Appreciation Day at a PGA Event. All career military (active duty, reserve, retirees) and their dependents will be admitted free that day and will have access to the Birdies for the Brave Patriots Outpost near the 16th tee. …
  • Trisha Yearwood to be on “The Big Interview” return…

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    Dan Rather is back with his show “The Big Interview” and Trisha Yearwood is slated to be a guest!   Trisha is set to appear on April 14. She is going to be discussing her lifelong drive to sing, her marriage to fellow country superstar Garth Brooks, and her biggest …
  • Be Like Reba, Blake, or Miranda And Support LBT’s ‘Girl Crush’ With This Awesome Hat!

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Wow, this ‘Girl Crush’ controversy has taken on a life of its own. I bet Little Big Town had no idea just what a big deal their ridiculously catchy and innovative song, ‘Girl Crush’, would turn into. It has stars from all over coming out(no pun intended) and supporting it! …
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    wire to the ear

  • Nitzer Ebb Modular

    Oliver Chesler
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Here’s a Nitzer Ebb modular patch so authentic it could easily be from the Belief era. morphiclab303 has some good taste in modules with a Stepper Acid, DrumDokta2, Turing Machine and some Frequency Central stuff all going to work here. Bon & Doug if you read this take notes because this is what we want you to be doing ok? “stepper acid driving frequency central 100m modules in a nitzer ebb style great snappy fcuk adsr, drums provided by the dokta2″ – morphiclab303 For more info:
  • Breathe (The Horrorist Remix) – Resistor

    Oliver Chesler
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    Breathe by Resistor A few months ago I was contacted by the band Resistor to do a remix for a song called Breathe. Resistor is an EBM band from Bogota Colombia. Since I had a great time there when I performed there and my friends Delectro, Modernista and Equitant were also doing remixes I said yes. The release is on Black Leather Records which is owned by Victor Lenis aka Cute Heels. Victor is a bit crazy but his music is always great. I did the remix almost entirely on my now large Eurorack modular. The drums are Tiptop Audio 808s sequenced by a Tiptop Circadian Rhythms. I layered the snare…
  • Karel Goldbaum – Sex Telephone

    Oliver Chesler
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Great new 113bpm track called Sex Telephone by Karel Goldbaum (Warsaw, Poland). I will be playing this one in my upcoming DJ Sets for sure. “Welcome to an another new face on the label: Cowshed Records’ owner, music producercomposer and film creator Karel Goldbaum from Poland. Sex Telephone is a slow but rough and hard techno track that lives from distortion and overcompression. The both remixes come from END 519 and Mike Creepman. 2 different versions round out this release, one straight 130bpm techno and the other is a more relaxing version.” – 9Volt Records For more…
  • Daren Ho at Generations Unlimited

    Oliver Chesler
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    Last Saturday night I went to Long Island City to see Daren Ho perform. For this event he was doing a Eurorack Modular performance. The event which took place next to PS1 at a venue called The Print Shop was also a showcase for Generation Records. Generation was a store and record label in the East Village. Throughout the 80s they released noise artists including most famously Conrad Schnitzler’s work. Conrad who is from Berlin was also a member of Tangerine Dream. I got to meet Ken from Generation and I bought a Generation Unlimited Cassette “No Borders”. I bought 3…
  • A Little Cheer – The Horrorist

    Oliver Chesler
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    I am working on my new album so I haven’t had much original music to play for you. Therefore, I decided to knock out a quick Merry Xmas song for you! Just one take using a Korg KR-55, Roland SH2 and Shure SM58. Enjoy! “Christmas time is here. It’s time for a little cheer. All my friends are drug addicts. All out of luck. They wont make it through next year. And no one really cares. Brooklyn is a toilet. Your’e swimming in. No gifts for you this year. Santa knows where you’ve been. Christmas time is here. It’s time for a little cheer. New York City snow.
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    The Boot

  • Joanne Cash to Release Duets Album Featuring Larry Gatlin, George Hamilton IV and More

    Gayle Thompson
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Joanne Cash is releasing an album of duets, Breaking Down the Barriers, on April 1. The new set of tunes partners Cash with several well-known artists, including Larry Gatlin, George Hamilton IV and T. Graham Brown. Continue reading…
  • Carrie Underwood Shares First Full Photo of Baby Isaiah

    Angela Stefano
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    Just over one month after her son's birth, Carrie Underwood has shared the first full picture of her and husband Mike Fisher's bundle of joy. Continue reading…
  • Interview: Aaron Tippin Celebrates 25 Years in Country Music

    Angela Stefano
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    In 1991, during the Gulf War, Aaron Tippin released his debut single, the patriotic "You've Got to Stand for Something." The tune became an anthem of sorts for soldiers fighting overseas, propelling itself into the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and jump-starting Tippin's country music career. Continue reading…
  • 55 Years Ago: Tootsie's Orchid Lounge Opens in Nashville, Tenn.

    Gayle Thompson
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Fifty-five years ago today (March 29, 1960) was an historic day for Nashville, Tenn., although no one was aware of it at the time. It was on this day that Tootsie's Orchid Lounge opened on Lower Broadway, just steps away from the Ryman Auditorium. Continue reading…
  • Buddy Jewell Signs New Record Deal, Planning 'Classic Country' Album

    Gayle Thompson
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Buddy Jewell was crowned the winner of Season 1 of Nashville Star in 2003, beating out Miranda Lambert in the process. His debut single, "Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey's Song)," and "Sweet Southern Comfort," from his self-titled debut album, both landed in the Top 5. Now, the Arkansas native has signed a new record deal and is planning an album of classic country songs. Continue reading…
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    Largehearted Boy

  • Largehearted Boy Weekly Wrap-Up - March 29, 2015

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    A list of the past week's Largehearted Boy features: Book Notes: (authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates to their book) Carola Dibbell for her novel The Only Ones John Reneham for his novel The Valley Nicole Haroutunian for her short story collection Speed Dreaming Rebecca Scherm for her novel Unbecoming Skip Horack for his novel The Other Joseph William Boyle for his short story collection Death Don't Have No Mercy Author/Musician Interviews: (authors interview musicians, and vice versa) Chris Tarry interviewed Musician Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond Weekly New Book…
  • Daily Downloads (The Week's Best Free and Legal Music Including The Silver Jews, The Damnwells, and more)

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: The Damnwells: Let Us Eat Cake EP [mp3] Erin Rae: Crazy Talk EP [mp3] Land of Leland: Free Songs single [mp3] The Last Spectacular: The Last Spectacular album [mp3] The Local Strangers: Take What You Can Carry sampler album [mp3] Needtobreathe: Tour De Compadres Sampler EP [mp3] Silver Jews: Live at WFMU [mp3] Steve Gunn: Folkadelphia session [mp3] Wave & Rome: Across the Map EP [mp3] Free and legal live performances at other websites: Moon Duo: 2015-03-15, Brooklyn [mp3] search for more…
  • Book Notes - Skip Horack "The Other Joseph"

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:26 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, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Skip Horack's novel The Other Joseph is a fascinating story of redemption where the landscape breathes through every page. Kirkus wrote of the book: "Bracketed by stunning revelations, Horack's luminous tale offers perceptive insights about the elemental connections of…
  • Book Notes - Rebecca Scherm "Unbecoming"

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:23 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, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Rebecca Scherm's debut novel Unbecoming is everything a literary thriller should be: suspenseful, engrossing, and surprising. The Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote of the book: "Unbecoming inverts everything we expect from a heist story: The pacing is deliberate, the…
  • Shorties (An Interview with Renata Adler, Jason Isbell Profiled, and more)

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    At VICE, Catherine Lacey interviewed author Renata Adler. Rolling Stone profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell. Marc Maron's WTF podcast interviewed Kim Gordon about her memoir Girl in a Band. The New Yorker shared an excerpt from Heidi Julavitz's new book The Folded Clock: A Diary. Sufjan Stevens discussed his new album Carrie & Lowell with Dave Eggers at the Guardian. The Evergreen Review will be revived by OR Books. SPIN profiled the surf-rock band La Luz. Radio Free Asia interviewed author Ha Jin. Westword listed the best musical collaborations between a parent and child. Bookforum…
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    CBC Music RSS

  • Junk in the Trunk: Drive’s Daily Blog for Friday March 27th 2015

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    Each day, Rich Terfry and Radio 2 Drive wraps up your day with music and stories about the interesting things going on in the world. Rich's Pick: "All Night Long" by Mary Jane Girls Junk In The Trunk: Shelby's favourite song  If you can get through this without smiling, you must have a heart of stone How to capture a cat 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, Martha and the Muffins with "Echo Beach." The Canadian music scene in 1977 could be summed up in a word: folky.
  • The Strombo Show: Ani DiFranco

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    "There is nothing harder than to stop in the middle of a battle and say you're sorry." The Strombo Show runs the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It's a show for music lovers by music lovers, ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new. Iconic singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco joins George Stroumboulopoulos for an acoustic performance and intimate interview in the House of Strombo. DiFranco is celebrating her 18th studio album, Allergic to Water, on which she declares her…
  • Indie electronic fusionists Pick a Piper get the remix treatment

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Toronto-based electronic band Pick a Piper is re-exploring its self-titled debut album, releasing a remix of the original tracks as Pick a Piper: Remixes on April 7. Band members and multi-instrumentalists Brad Weber, Angus Fraser and Dan Roberts gave their songs to an international roster of DJs for the project. Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys) takes the song "Lucid in Fjords" with its hazy, gauzy glory and echo-laden vocals by Ruby Suns' Ryan McPhun and hotwires it for the dance floor. Beats are generously added with keyboard flourishes and the occasional snare drum hit for accent. McPhun’s…
  • Rear-view Mirror: Crashing through the folk! The Story of Martha and the Muffins

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    Every week, Rich Terfry looks back in our Rear-view Mirror at a great song from the good ol’ days. This week, Martha and the Muffins with "Echo Beach." The Canadian music scene in 1977 could be summed up in a word: folky. The big names of the day were Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Murray McLauchlan, Valdy, Anne Murray. So when Martha and the Muffins, a new wave group came along, they were very much out of step with the popular sound of the day. The Canadian music industry didn't quite know what to make of them. In fact, the band had to go to the UK…
  • CBC Radio 3: the definitive timeline

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    For fifteen years and counting, CBC Radio 3 has been dedicated to delivering you the best new and emerging Canadian music and content. We've done this in many, many different forms and formats over the years. On Monday March 30, we're about to begin a new chapter of Radio 3. Artist and hosted features will heard in place of our live hosting. Longtime hosts Grant Lawrence and Lana Gay will still be heard introducing new songs, just not in a live format, and our ever-lively blog discussions with you will continue. If there's one thing that's been consistent about Radio 3, it's that it's alvvays…
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    Music News Net

  • Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner Suffers Heart Attack

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    Music News- Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship co-founder, guitarist Paul Kantner has been hospitalized with a suspected heart attack. Kantner, who now fronts an updated version of Jefferson Starship, is the only member to have been a part of every...
  • Monsters and Men Announce June "Beneath the Skin" Release

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:16 pm
    MUSIC NEWS- OF MONSTERS AND MEN have announced June 9, 2015 as the release date for their long awaited second full-length album, Beneath The Skin [Republic Records]. The critically acclaimed multiplatinum Icelandic quintet also debuted the first single “Crystals” today...
  • Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear Release News

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
    MUSIC NEWS- Skelton Crew, the highly anticipated debut album from Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will be released May 19 on Glassnote Records via Uni. Already receiving widespread notice, the acclaimed duo recently made their network television debut on...
  • Doobie Brothers Band & Gregg Allman Announce Summer Co-Headline Tour

    17 Mar 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Music News - Rock legends and GRAMMY Award winners The Doobie Brothers and Gregg Allman have added a run of late summer 2015 co-headlining dates, beginning August 19, in Boston, MA, and wrapping up in September. “We’ve played shows with...
  • Toto's Mike Porcaro Dead at 59

    15 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Music News- Mike Porcaro, the longtime bass player for Grammy-winners Toto, died early on Sunday morning at 59 following a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease). Porcaro became an official member of Toto after the departure of...
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    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion

  • 53 – How to Use Craigslist to Book Music Gigs

    Bob Baker
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:51 am
    Yes, you read that right. Craigslist! It’s not just for buying and selling your old gear and finding dates. Billy explains how he recently started using this free site to find paying gigs, as I pull all of the juicy details out of him. What do YOU think about using Craigslist for music gigs? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode: 1) Listen now using this streaming audio player: 2) Download the MP3 3) Click here to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or on…
  • 51 – Mind-Expanding Music Marketing

    Bob Baker
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:59 am
    This episode is all about generating breakthrough ideas. Billy and I deliver some passionate advice on going beyond lazy, knee-jerk thinking (including some tough love for musicians who have creative amnesia). Use these tips to come up with blockbuster ideas you can use to promote yourself better and grow your music career. What do YOU think of our discussion on Mind-Expanding Music Marketing? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode: 1) Listen now using this…
  • Four Productivity Hacks for Musicians

    Bob Baker
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:12 am
    This is an excerpt from my new book, The Five-Minute Music Marketer: 151 Easy Music Promotion Activities That Take 5 Minutes or Less. Here are some of my favorite ways to set goals, be more effective, and create habits that will accelerate your success as a musician: 1) Choose today’s Top Three Personal development coach Tony Robbins is famous for encouraging people to take “massive action.” I understand the intention behind it. It’s generally great advice. But the thought of taking “massive” action can also intimidate a lot of people. To me success comes about as a result of…
  • Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars

    Bob Baker
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:41 pm
    I’ve been keeping this under wraps … until now. Here’s the big news: I am super excited to be one of 23 people who contributed chapters to the new book, Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars. The book was just released this week by Entrepreneur Press. In it you’ll find a terrific collection of online experts who share their best social media and online marketing strategies. And what great company I’m in! Other contributors include Brian Clark and Sonia Simone from Copyblogger, John Jantsch of Duct Tape…
  • 46 – Should You Run Paid Ads to Promote Your Music?

    Bob Baker
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:32 am
    Here’s a good question, submitted by a listener named Morlok. As you’ll discover on this epsiode, there’s no one right answer. But that didn’t stop Billy and I from sharing our perspectives, along with some important decisions you need to make BEFORE you start running any paid advertising. What do YOU think about our on running paid ads to promote your music? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode: 1) Listen now using this streaming audio…
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    Artists House Music

  • Quote Brahms: Any ass can see the similarities with Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’

    17 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. program notes for a recent concert of Brahms Symphonies No. 1 & 3 contained an admission by Brahms that the “big string section” in the finale of his first symphony was similar to Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”  Evidently, when Brahms was confronted about the resemblance, he replied, “Any ass can see that.”  I’m not sure how this quote has managed to survive almost 200 years, but it’s a fascinating example of an admission to copying another artist’s work. [Today this would be an…
  • If you would like to watch full performance: Master Class with...

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    If you would like to watch full performance: Master Class with the Late Clark Terry - The Performance
  • Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. SELMA:...

    20 Jan 2015 | 10:17 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. SELMA: Filmmaker turned inability to use MLK speeches into creative “advantage” Two enthusiastic thumbs up for the movie SELMA and the creative script that uses accent, aura, scripture, lyrics of gospel songs and original text instead of historic speeches.  Before seeing the movie, SELMA, I read that the speeches given by Dr. King in the film were written by [the talented writer, producer, director and distributor] Ms. DuVernay and were not the historical speeches given by Dr. King. Dr.
  • Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. Emailing...

    4 Dec 2014 | 9:17 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. Emailing folks about your services & products? Is your email compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act?  Are you gearing up to email your customers, clients and/or colleagues about your products and services? Keep in mind that commercial email messages are regulated by The CAN-SPAM Act.  The good news is that compliance with the legal requirements outlined in the Act isn’t difficult.  Here is a short excerpt from the CAN-SPAM Compliance Guide for Business issued by the FTC Bureau of Consumer…
  • GhostTunes: Garth Brooks launches iTunes competitor and releases his new album

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. As a Grammy winning artist and a #1-selling solo artist in the U.S., Garth Brooks has interesting leverage and oomph when it comes to launching a new digital music platform called GhostTunes.  After resisting to sell his music through iTunes or any download store, Garth Brooks has begun selling his music digitally through the newly launched GhostTunes website.  Just this week, Garth Brooks released his new album “Man Against The Machine” on the service for $12.99 or in a “bundle”/package deal…
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  • Watch List: Joel Baker Yearns For 'No One In Heaven' But You

    Mark J
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:12 pm
    With his charmingly husky vocals and unfailing willingness to speak honestly and emotively of love and heartbreak, acoustically inspired singer/songwriter Joel Baker has made his mark on the U.K. music scene over the last couple of years. Critically acclaimed for the heartfelt sensitivity and... ....
  • Watch List: Dynamic Duo Lion Babe Prove Their Powers In Person With 'Wonder Woman'

    Mark J
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Scorching onto the music scene in 2012 with 'Treat Me Like Fire', New York duo Lion Babe, singer Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman, have in the time since continued to sizzle with an arresting brand of eclectically inspired, hip-hop'n'soul infused r&b - equal parts performance art and... ....
  • Music Video: JP Cooper - Closer

    Mark J
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:18 pm
    That rising U.K. star JP Cooper - he is set to perform alongside the likes of John Newman, Jessie Ware and James Bay at the No Tomorrow festival in June -  makes emotionally absorbing music is a given - intensely passionate, authentically honest and deeply moving, Cooper's lyricism fearlessly... ....
  • Watch List: Caleb Hawley Plaintively Confesses 'I Just Want You'

    Mark J
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Soulful troubadour Caleb Hawley is nothing if not committed to taking his music to the people, recently crossing the continental U.S. on a musical sojourn book-ended by shows at The Apollo Cafe in New York and the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles in his quest to share his rock'n'soul infused sound with... ....
  • MNEK Doesn't Mind The 'Small Talk' With His New EP

    Mark J
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Following up the success of his recent 'The Rhythm' single, MNEK has released his 'Small Talk' EP on Cherrytree / Interscope Records, the Grammy nominated U.K. singer/songwriter/producer emphatically proving the talent has marked him out as one to watch in recent years - in addition to his own... ....
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  • Fresh Snow - Saturation Complete

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    I’ve been living in Toronto for the past few months, and I’ve been checking out a ... (in post STRAIGHT OUTA TORONTO from adamNOTeve. More by this artist at )
  • SBTRKT - nO less

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    SBTRKT is well and truly on a spree with a generous third release online this morning. Following the frantic, glitchy “FLAREtWo” and the jagged, jittery... (in post SBTRKT – nO less from Best Before. More by this artist at )
  • Citrus City Records - Santa Fe - Daydream

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Virginia-based label called Citrus City Records has put together a really impressive compilation of songs that showcase a bunch of under-looked & underrated bands. “Citrus City Vol 1″ features 17 bands from all over the globe & country.… (in post New Album Stream: CITRUS CITY RECORDS – “Citrus City Vol 1″ (Dream Rock / Jangle Rock / Synth-Pop) from Indie Underground. More by this artist at )
  • Citrus City Records - Midriffs - Taboo Tattoo

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Virginia-based label called Citrus City Records has put together a really impressive compilation of songs that showcase a bunch of under-looked & underrated bands. “Citrus City Vol 1″ features 17 bands from all over the globe & country.… (in post New Album Stream: CITRUS CITY RECORDS – “Citrus City Vol 1″ (Dream Rock / Jangle Rock / Synth-Pop) from Indie Underground. More by this artist at )
  • Citrus City Records - Jade TV - Wild Days

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Virginia-based label called Citrus City Records has put together a really impressive compilation of songs that showcase a bunch of under-looked & underrated bands. “Citrus City Vol 1″ features 17 bands from all over the globe & country.… (in post New Album Stream: CITRUS CITY RECORDS – “Citrus City Vol 1″ (Dream Rock / Jangle Rock / Synth-Pop) from Indie Underground. More by this artist at )
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    RouteNote Blog

  • CYH – Exclamation (Outertone Free Release)

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
  • Exclusive Interview: Billy Woodford – Founder of NoCopyrightSounds (NCS)

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    NCS is one of the most popular record labels and promotional channels on YouTube. NCS Founder – Billy Woodford was nice enough to answer some of our questions to give you a bit of an insight into him and his label. Q: What is NCS and how did you start? NCS is a music collective with a service. We allow our music to be freely used for the public on YouTube & Twitch with no copyright issues and their monetization capability fully intact. Q: You currently have over 1.5 million followers on YouTube – Why do you think it grew so fast and how do you stand out from the pack? First…
  • SoundCloud for Desktop Goes Flat: New Design is Live

    Tom Newman
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:31 am
    Out with the old and in with the new. Ever since SoundCloud redesigned its iOS and Android app last year, with the fresh, modern, flat design, it seemed the desktop site had been left in the dirt and forgotten. With a new update, the site gets some welcome flat design tweaks, with some nice additions adding to the functionality. Old New The top bar loses the gradients, for solid colours. Icons are redone to suite the modern style. Old New The bottom play, pause, skip, previous bar, has been stretched across the page, with an additional slider to scrub through a track. As before, this bar…
  • Televisor – Find That Someone (feat. Richard Judge) [Official Music Video]

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
  • YouTube to Relaunch Live Streaming Platform to Take on Twitch in Online Gaming

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    YouTube is preparing to relaunch their live streaming platform so they can compete head-on with Twitch. Last year Google tried to buy Twitch before it was eventually acquired by Amazon. YouTube has had a streaming platform for some time, but their technology has been a long way behind Twitch and they have struggled to gain traction. However, if they were to get the technology up to speed and integrated with the largest video platform in the world and then offer Google’s world beating advertising platform, is has to be a win.. right?
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    Soundtrack Geek V2

  • Soundtrack Review: Broken Horses

    Jørn Tillnes
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Broken Horses Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Broken Horses by John Debney. At a glance: 32 tracks 62 minutes of score Geek Score: 82.5 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 17.3 Album Excellence: 28% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Broken Horses is a 2015 thriller directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and starring Thomas Jane, Vincent D’Onofrio and Sean Patrick Flanery. The movie is about the relationship between two brothers, one a hired mercenary, the other a violinist. It is set against the drug war in the turbulent American-Mexican…
  • Soundtrack Review: Magic

    Jørn Tillnes
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Magic Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Magic by Jerry Goldsmith. At a glance: 23 tracks 42 minutes of score Geek Score: 90.4 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 23.57 Album Excellence: 56% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Magic is a 1978 horror film directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret and Burgess Meredith. It is based on a novel by William Goldman who also wrote the screenplay to the film. The story is about Charles “Corky” Withers played by Anthony Hopkins, magician and ventriloquist with a dummy…
  • Soundtrack Review: Ice Age Dawn Of The Dinosaurs

    Jørn Tillnes
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ice Age Dawn Of The Dinosaurs Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Ice Age Dawn Of The Dinosaurs by John Powell. At a glance: 42 tracks 68 minutes of score Geek Score: 80.4 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 17.85 Album Excellence: 26% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Ice Age Dawn Of The Dinosaurs is the third movie in the Ice Age series of films. This is Carlos Saldanha’s second movie and Mike Thurmeier first as director of this franchise. The 2009 movie reunites Saldanha with the voice talents of Ray Romano, John Leguizamoa and…
  • Soundtrack Review: Bloodborne

    Jørn Tillnes
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Bloodborne Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Bloodborne by Various Artists. At a glance: 25 tracks 86 minutes of score Geek Score: 95.2 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 69.45 Album Excellence: 81% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Bloodborne is a 2015 action- and tactical role-playing game directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, developed by From Software and published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the Playstation 4. Miyazaki is the man behind Demon’s Soul and Dark Souls so you’ll find a lot of similarities in this game.
  • Soundtrack Review: Out There Omega Edition

    Jørn Tillnes
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Out There Omega Edition Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Out There Omega Edition by Siddhartha Barnhoorn. At a glance: 23 tracks 53 minutes of score Geek Score: 86 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 16.1 Album Excellence: 30% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Out There is an Android and IOS game developed by Mi-Clos Studio and was released on February 27, 2014. Out There: Omega Edition is a much improved version and it’s being released on a number of new platforms like OSX, Windows and Linux and is currently in beta and you can…
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    Indiecision: Music Magazine: Indian indie music News, MP3s, Interviews, Videos, Giveaways, Awesomeness

  • Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival 2015 Promises ‘Woodstock-y’ Vibe

    Fahama Sawant
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:49 am
    Come Easter weekend, the hills of Kasauli – a sleepy, off-the-map town in Himachal Pradesh – come alive with the sound of music. For the past three years, the hill town hosts the Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival (KRBF), an event that has seen performances by some of Indian indie’s biggest exports including Soulmate, Indus Creed and Indian Ocean. This year, the festival will be held from April 3 to April 5 and will take place at the picturesque Baikunth Resorts, the same venue as the previous editions. “I was winding down one weekend with some friends in Kasauli, and we…
  • Begum Releases a Video, Launches Monthly Art-Politics Debate

    Priyanka Singh
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    I love talking to the Begum boys because their response to the simplest of things is abundant with oddities. The last time we spoke, we had the most pointless conversation, where none of my questions received a straight answer. Earlier this month, the Delhi-based experimental rock band released a new video for ‘Marry Me’, a track off their debut album Bagh that released last year. I wanted to speak to Karan Singh (on drums and keys), who directed the video for ‘Marry Me’ along with Suryakant Sawhney (vocalist of Peter Cat Recording Co.). So I sent across an email to Begum’s…
  • HVOB Kick Off Short India Tour Today

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Austrian deep-house duo Her Voice Over Boys aka HVOB will kick off the Indian leg of their on-going world tour today. The tour, which has been put together by Wild City in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum, is in support of their upcoming sophomore album Trialog, which is scheduled for a mid-April release. Comprising Anna Müller on vocal and production duties, Paul Wallner on production, and Alexander Schuster on drums (live), HVOB will drop by Delhi and Bangalore today and tomorrow respectively. Check out the poster, along with the full schedule below. Dates March 19,…
  • Colaba Point Continues Their Foray Into Ambient Electronica

    Ritwik Deshpande
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Those of you who were around during the days when musicians categorized each other as members of either the ‘pro rock scene’ or the ‘am rock scene’ might remember an alt-rock quartet called Human Abstract. Coming from an era in which using this font was considered to be a good idea, the band was a perfect proponent of a guitar-driven rock scene whose sole purpose seemed to replicate the manufactured aggression of the early noughties alt-rock/nu-metal boom. It’s hard to imagine the erstwhile guitarist of that band, Rohan Kadam, drifting away from crunchy,…
  • What alt-J in Bangalore Taught Me About the Power of Live Music

    Uday Kapur
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    I have never really seen an audience, as a collective unit, so completely emotionally invested in a live music performance. I had heard about the gigs that took place at The Mezz and Turquoise Cottage (I grew up in Delhi); gigs that played a formative role in the lives of many artists, journos and scenesters. But I’d never actually experienced a show, or a performance like that, in the city. It was only in 2013, when I caught And So I Watch You From Afar’s set at the 2013 edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender, that I realised why live music could be such an alluring and powerful…
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  • TODAY: Sundays @. . . Branded Saloon

    Rob Fields
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    The Women’s Future Month edition of Sundays @. . . happens today.  Join us and hear work from Marci Blackman, Bernice L. McFadden, and Regina Porter.  Info below and on Facebook!
  • Black on Hulu: Lucas Bros. Moving Co.

    Rob Fields
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Welcome back to Black on Hulu! We’ve been wanting to change things up a bit as offers a wide variety of programming to spend your free time carousing, so what better way than to occasionally view some of their animated fare.  On my review of childhood animated favorites such as Bravestarr, SilverHawks, and Defenders of the Earth (see something on that one soon), I came across this gem of show that unbeknownst to me was a  part of the Fox network’s Saturday late night Animation Domination High-Def from 2013 to June 2014 (a block of programming akin to Comedy Central’s Adult…
  • How a Lonely Month in Paris Reawakened My Muse

    Rob Fields
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Here I am at JFK Airport, waiting to board the plane to Paris. This is the first in a 3-part series on the author’s writing life in Paris On October 14, 2012, I stepped off the plane at Charles de Gaulle Airport to embark on the most preposterous and cliched goal a writer could have: to spend my days roaming the streets of Paris in order to reawaken my muse. Let me back track a bit. There are some things you need to know about me. One, I’m a scaredy cat. Two, I’m a scaredy cat. And three, everything scares me shitless. The dark, basements, insects, spiders, spiders, planes, germs,…
  • Sundays @. . . Reading Series Returns –2/22

    Rob Fields
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Just in time to celebrate the series’s second anniversary, we’re back!  And at a brand new location in Prospect Heights!  Yes, change is good.  Go ahead and mark your calendars, since we’ll be here on the 4th Sunday of every month (minus a few obvious vacay breaks; more on that later, tho). We’re thrilled to kick off things with two authors with new books out in the world, and one whose book is slated for release next year: LaSHONDA KATRICE BARNETT is the author of the novel Jam on the Vine and a story collection, and is the editor of two volumes on music and the…
  • REVIEW: “Losing Ground”: An intimate look at a black woman’s long-awaited film

    Rob Fields
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Anticipation and longing. That’s what so many within the black independent film community have been feeling ever since the seminal film Losing Ground was directed by Kathleen Collins. Some folks had known Collins, who died at age 46 in 1988. Others had moved in her orbit as students, or as crew on the set of her film. Across the decades, scholars and curators and filmmakers alike have referenced Collins’ groundbreaking film about a black woman intellectual with an artist husband on a quest for sexual liberation. Everyone knew about this mythic film. But almost no one had seen it.
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    Addicted To Vinyl

  • A Quick Look Inside The New BoDeans Album, ‘I Can’t Stop’

    Matt Wardlaw
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:45 pm
    The BoDeans came rolling through Cleveland last fall for a mother of a show that featured legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff behind the kit. At that time, I spoke with longtime BoDeans vocalist/songwriter Kurt Neumann and I was interested to find out what it was that was bringing them through town. As it turns out, the tour had been planned to support a new album that had been pushed back to a 2015 release. I Can't Stop is that new album and you can finally get your hands on it as of April 21st. With that in mind, I figured that I'd dig out that interview with Kurt, since he talks quite a bit…
  • Del Amitri Reissues, Free Tickets For You

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

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

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

    Matt Wardlaw
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    For fans of ‘80s pop music, the current Retro Futura tour is a dream bill, featuring a lineup of Katrina (from Katrina and the Waves), China Crisis, Midge Ure of Ultravox fame, Howard Jones and Thompson Twins frontman Tom Bailey. I had the chance to see the tour when it came through Cleveland last week (at the Performance Arts Center at the Masonic Auditorium) and it’s probably the best genre package tour I’ve ever seen. It was a thrill to see Howard Jones touring with a level of production that you usually only get to see if you’re seeing one of his shows in the U.K. Beyond that,…
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  • ASCAP Announces 2015 Morton Gould Young Composer Award Winners

    NewMusicBox Staff
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    Selected from an application pool of more than 600 submissions, 28 young composers (plus an additional seven accorded honorable mention) will be recognized at the annual ASCAP Concert Music Awards at Merkin Concert Hall in New York on May 21, 2015. The award-winning composers share prizes of over $45,000.
  • Remembering Tod Dockstader (1932-2015)

    Tom Steenland
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tod Dockstader’s electronic music composition, for most of his life, was always an avocation, something he did part-time, outside of his day job, earning him little income. Being an outsider without academic credentials, Tod was denied grants and access to the major electronic music centers. Yet fans of his music included Federico Fellini, and Pete Townshend.
  • There’s This Thing Happening: The New York Avant Garde Festival and Its Audience

    Caitlin Schmid
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Composers and performers who participated in experimental music festivals of the 1960s are relatively easy to find and talk to if you want to track them down. After all, many of them went on to established careers in the arts, and they have gigs and websites and email addresses. But audience members? People who just wandered in off the street? That’s a little more difficult. Where do you even start?
  • In search of Musical Integration Between the United States and the Rest of the Americas

    Álvaro Gallegos
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Today, across South America, one finds dozens of tourists from all over the world (including many from the United States) who wish to explore the richness of the region. But within the world of notated music, the situation is the opposite. In fact, we can no longer talk about Latin American as a single unit, given the lack of information that exists between its different countries.
  • En busca de una integración musical entre Estados Unidos y el resto de las Américas

    Álvaro Gallegos
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    En cualquier lugar de Sudamérica uno se encuentra con decenas de turistas de todo el planeta (incluyendo muchos estadounidenses), que buscan explorar las riquezas de la zona. Ya está claro para ellos que no todo es selvas impenetrables, ni pequeños poblados de madera. Pero en el medio de la música de tradición escrita, también debemos hablar a la inversa. Incluso no podemos hablar de Latinoamérica como una entidad unitaria, ya que existe desinformación entre lo que hace un país y otro.
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    Matt Collins » Blog

  • New “The Hardest Part” Lyric Video!

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    I realized recently that it has been nearly 10 years since I wrote and recorded my first CD as a solo artist, “Short and Sweet.” (What!?) I wanted to share some of these songs in a new way, so I thought I’d do some lyric videos. This is my first attempt with one of my favorite songs from the record, “The Hardest Part.” This is a song about change and how difficult it can be at times…especially when you are taking your life in a new direction. I hope you enjoy! – Matt PS. Check out the awesome background vocals from my brother, Bo Collins…he came…
  • Heading to Greece!, Free Song Download and More!…

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

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

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

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

  • Concert Videos

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    Completely dedicated to concert videos is Qello. According to the website the service is operating the largest database of concert videos and other music documentations. Included are historical documentations back to 1920 and up to date videos. Of course the music tastes changed during time and so there are historical jazz and swing sessions included more
  • Free Psytrance and Electronic Music Downloads

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    If you are in electronic music, ektoplazm will please you. It is a completely free platform offering free downloads and streams of modern electronic music. Having started with psytrance today ektoplazm lists nearly all genres of up to date electronic music including downtempo, goa, techno and ambient. The about page tells, that the founders aim more
  • All Music Information on the Web in one Place

    13 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    The Musikki platform aims to connect all information about music and musicians within its single service to serve both music fans and the industry. Musikki is calling itself a living platform bringing together the worlds knowledge about music. To do so the service has developed an own algorithm to gather all the information on the more
  • Personalized Music Streams from Music Blogs

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:56 am has launched bringing another music streaming service with personalized music experience. Personalized music streams are nothing new, but is different. Instead of machine generated personalization the choice happens by choosing music blogs and feeds by users. By this the service is at the same time a tool to access music out of the more
  • Pop Punk and harder

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    Pop Punk must be some kind of a mixture of brit pop and post punk or fun punk, as I do remember a term. This is what IDOBI Radio is streaming on the internet. But there is more rock. The online radio has three streams and the other ones are dedicated to metal and hardcore more
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  • Sampling: Wavetables

    13 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); In the 17th article of our series, we initiated you to sample-based synthesis and wavetables. Let’s get a deeper look at this particular form of sound synthesis. Read the Article
  • Bit by bit: the sample-based synthesis

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); Sample-based synthesis may sound an unusual technique, but it’s more common than expected. Think Wavetables for instance… Read the article
  • What is additive synthesis?

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:27 pm
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); After removing elements, let’s layer signal for another popular type of audio synthesis, namely the additive synthesis… Read the article…
  • All about subtractive synthesis

    11 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The most popular type of sound synthesis is, undoubtedly, the subtractive synth. Evidently, it’s the first we’ll review in our 15th episode. Read the article
  • Flanger, phaser, chorus, Ring modulation and PWM effects in sound synthesis

    9 Feb 2015 | 1:02 pm
    A few weeks ago we introduced the basic effects used in sound synthesis, this article introduces you to some more: Flanger, phaser, chorus, Ring modulation and Pulse Width Modulation. Read the article… SynthGear Tagsnews
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    The Journal of Gospel Music

  • Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard & New G Win Big at 30th Stellars

    Bob Marovich
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    Photo Credit: By Bob Marovich Erica Campbell of Mary Mary and Ricky Dillard & New G needed push carts to carry home their hardware from the 30th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, televised in Las Vegas yesterday evening. The Stellar Award is the top honor for artists performing in the African American gospel music tradition. Campbell and her CD Help earned a combined eight Stellars, including Artist of the Year, CD of the Year, Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year, and Contemporary CD of the Year. Dillard & New G represented the choir sound with four Stellars,…
  • Evangelist Valerie Griffin, New G Member, Dies

    Bob Marovich
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    J. Matthew Cobb of HiFi Magazine reported the loss of Evangelist Valerie Griffin, a former member and lead singer of gospel choir Ricky Dillard & New G.  More details will be available as they are forthcoming. The post Evangelist Valerie Griffin, New G Member, Dies appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • Page CXVI – The Church Calendar Series

    Bob Marovich
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Page CXVI The Church Calendar Series: – Advent to Christmas – Lent to Maundy Thursday – Good Friday to Easter (new release) By Bob Marovich I discovered the intriguing music of Page CXVI via an email from Noisetrade about Good Friday to Easter, the trio’s latest and final release in their Church Calendar Series. There they were—husband-and-wife team Reid and Latifah Phillips and Dann Stockton—rendering church hymns with humble melodies and a pop underlay of gently jangling guitars, emotional violin, and contemplative keys.  The group could just…
  • JGM Pick of the Week: March 23, 2015

    Bob Marovich
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:44 pm
    “Just For Me” Tim Spady feat. Jeff Murrell Available on iTunes (release date: March 20, 2015) The always-melodic songwriter Tim Spady of Philadelphia teams with vocalist Jeff Murrell on the Easter-themed “Just For Me.” Over Spady’s dramatic and semi-classical musicianship, Murrell praises Jesus for paying the price “just for me.” His tear-stained tenor is the ideal medium for this song about the ultimate sacrifice. The post JGM Pick of the Week: March 23, 2015 appeared first on The Journal of Gospel…
  • Tay Clemons – Journey to Love

    Bob Marovich
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Tay Clemons Journey to Love We Dream Entertainment Group (December 2014) By Bob Marovich No love song written and performed by a woman is nearly as powerful and heartfelt as those she has written to express her affection for Jesus. Proof of this hypothesis can be found among the songs on Shantavia “Tay” Clemons’s debut album Journey to Love. Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Clemons wraps her clear, pop-inflected voice around a stack of love songs to the Most High. She receives ample support in the first few cuts by processed electronic urban AC and solid rap…
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    Art, Culture, Design, Fashion, Sound -

  • #DailyDoseOfAwesome (3.27.2015)

    Morgan Witt
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:47 pm
    WHO WE’RE FOLLOWING Holly Parker A photo posted by Holly Parker (@hollyparkerphoto) on Mar 21, 2015 at 2:22pm PDT Robbie Crawford Photographer, GoPro Ambassador, and Digital Artist A photo posted by Robbie Crawford (@robbiecrawford) on Mar 21, 2015 at 2:43pm PDT Grant Brittain Been shooting skate photos for 36 years. A photo posted by Grant […]
  • Film: Watch Trailer For Craft Beer Documentary Series “Kings Of The Craft”

    Morgan Witt
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:54 pm
    There are countless reasons why living in San Diego is a blessing. Hard to find much downside. Over the past decade, our sleepy beach town has become world renowned for the amazing craft beer being produced here. Now a mecca for the craft beer scene, passionate beer lovers visit from around the world to visit […]
  • Music: Hudson Mohawke Shares New Single “Very First Breath” Featuring Irfane

    Morgan Witt
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    A week or so ago, Hudson Mohawke shared a somewhat disturbing teaser trailer for his forthcoming new album “Lantern.” The forthcoming LP will feature a host of vocal talent including Miguel, Antony, Jhené Aiko, Irfane, and Ruckazoid & Devauex. Now we get a first taste of what is to come with a stream of the […]
  • Introducing Your #DailyDoseOfAwesome (Volume 1)

    Morgan Witt
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    There’s is way more awesome content out there that we come across than we have time to write about. That said, going to try something new here in addition to the individual editorial pieces you’d normally find here. A daily dose of all the cool inspirational stuff we find. Art, music, gastronomy, design, fashion, tech, […]
  • Music: Watch Official Video For CHIC Featuring Nile Rodgers’ “I’ll Be There”

    Morgan Witt
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:18 pm
    As previously reported, Nile Rodgers has given a slew of unreleased CHIC material a second life. The first single from the forthcoming new CHIC album, “It’s About Time,” is a tune originally recorded during CHIC’s rise to superstardom in the late 1970s called “I’ll Be There.” The official video is here and it is all […]
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    Hooks and Harmony » Hooks and Harmony

  • Desert Island Discs: ‘Disintegration,’ the Cure

    Peter Lee
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    If you're ever deserted on an island, with little hope of rescue, you'd want albums that would keep your spirits high and help you hope for the future. So I have to admit that Disintegration would make a lousy album to have with you; within two weeks you'd hang yourself from the nearest palm tree, or bash your head in with a coconut. Disintegration is spooky, sometimes angry, but most of the time it's extremely depressing. The BBC described it as "taking a long bath in someone else's despair." That being said, it's one of the best albums of the late 1980s, it cemented the Cure as The Goth…
  • Album Review: ‘Pop2!’, Dana Countryman

    Peter Lee
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    The subtitle for Dana Countryman's second solo album, "Pop2!", is "The Exploding Musical Mind of Dana Countryman." While that may seem a bit self-serving for an album title, it's apt: Countryman's mind is exploding with music from the 1960s and 1970s. He seems to have found a formula for the prototypical 70s soft-rock song, and he applies it to most of the songs on the album. The album's opener "Baby, I'll Be Your Star," is pure sugary pop in the style of Eric Carmen and the Raspberries with a touch of the Left Banke (hear the harpsichord?). Complete with three-art harmonies, saxophones and…
  • Lesley Gore: 1946-2015

    Peter Lee
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Most of the obituaries for Lesley Gore, who died Feb. 16 at the age of 68, listed "It's My Party" as the classic teen angst song, long before Taylor Swift or Debbie Gibson tried the same thing. But honestly, I've never really paid that much attention to the lyrics outside of the chorus. Ah, the chorus. That moving chorus with the chromatic steps up and down the scale breaks your heart. Raising just one note by a half-step creates tension and sadness in the song - more than any words about Johnny and Judy could achieve. It was a classic girl group song - so much so that Phil Spector wanted it…
  • The Return of the Explorers Club

    Peter Lee
    14 Feb 2015 | 11:19 am
    Winter's waning, but Jason Brewer of the Explorers Club has a bad cold. His voice is shot, and on the second leg of this two-show tour of the Southeast, he'll need an interpreter. The interpreter is Wyatt Funderburk, one of the newest members of a revamped Explorers Club that has changed with each album. The band has almost completed its third album, slated for release in late summer. Brewer met Funderburk, who was already an Explorers Club fan, on Facebook, and the two used to trade spins on the now-defunct When Brewer moved to Nashville, he asked Funderburk to be in the new…
  • Grammy Shmammy 2015

    Peter Lee
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Last night's Grammy awards show bored many viewers. Maybe it's because there was very little controversy (Hi, Kanye! You're back!) and few bizarre performances. It was just a straight-up pop music show, interspersed with Sam Smith and Beck going onstage to accept awards every 15 minutes. Yes, many of the songs performed were low-key, but who cares? They were still full of power and emotion, and for a few exceptions, the musicianship was better than any Grammy show I've seen in a while. The Best: 1. Poor Hozier. The emerging artist from the UK performed his song "Take Me to Church" and was…
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    CoolHunter RSS Feed

  • Interactive Floating Flower Garden

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Last November, TeamLab, a Japanese collective of architects, designers, artists, programmers and engineers, installed a large-scale retrospective of its work at the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. The two main interactive digital art exhibitions of the retrospective – “Digital Art” that toured the world in 2014, and “Learn and Play! teamLab Future Park” experience park for children – have been so popular at the Miraikan that the show has been extended till May 1, 2015. In addition to the two exhibitions, the…
  • Gold Souk Building, Beverwijk Bazaar - The Netherlands

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Two basic ideas – one gold and one black - result in dramatic impact in the new Gold Souk building at the Beverwijk Bazaar in The Netherlands. Rotterdam-based Liong Lie Architects had the cool opportunity to design a brand new hall for the gold dealers and goldsmiths that offer their wares each weekend at the Goudstraat (Goldstreet) at the Eastern Market of the famous Bazaar.   The designers based the uneven shape of the building on a raw piece of gold. They covered the façade with gold-tinted panels with a triangle pattern. The panels are placed in different orientations so…
  • Humming Puppy Yoga Studio, Prahran, Melbourne

    15 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Humming puppy? That’s quite a kooky name for a luxe Melbourne yoga studio – the humming is a nod to the Arup audio engineer designed sound system that delivers an exquisite hum soundtrack around the yoga studio; the puppy is a nod to the ubiquitous downward dog yoga pose. Clients leave a nondescript inner-city Prahran side street, climb a set of industrial stairs into the studio (known here as a shala) and enter a cocooned space where every detail of the design – custom lighting, soundtrack and interiors is geared towards preparing yogis physically and mentally for their…
  • CJ's Hendry's 50 Foods in 50 Days Series On Hermes Plates

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Solitary confinement, food, high end design, prisoners on death-row, final meals, twenty-four hours, and fifty days. It sounds like the subplot for a quirky action film yet instead it’s actually an artistic collision of the senses, represented through beautiful one-of-a-kind hand drawn art. “50 foods in 50 days” is CJ Hendry’s newest collection and it’s a bold endeavour for an artist who continues to deliver the unexpected. At first glance it is French designer plates and mouth-watering foods. However, the collection is so much more than just an exploration of…
  • Anthony Gargasz Metallic Faces

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Contextually it’s pivotal, an artistic exploration of the metaphysical, developed in the digital; all rhymes aside, Los Angeles based artist Anthony Gargasz,’s new collection ‘Metallic Faces’ simply cannot be ignored for these three reasons. Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as ‘Photoshop art’. The thought that art could be generated on computers would have made traditionalists cringe. However, what Anthony has managed to achieve by using his background in digital design is breathtaking and its art in the finest sense of the word. His work is far…
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    Muzik Reviews

  • Module 1 – Music Theory

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    What is music? Music note Timbre Tone and Semitone Guitar notes and piano notes Music scales C major scale guitar Degrees and music intervals Augmented, Diminished and Perfect
  • Module 2 – Music Theory

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    Octave  Definition of chord Music Intervals – another view Bar lines Guitar fingers Arpeggios Chord names Chord symbols Tonality
  • Module 3 – Music Theory

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    Music theory terms Chromatic scale Improvisation in music  Relative minor and major Modes Pentatonic scale Blues definition Blues scale  Harmonic Function
  • Module 4 – Music Theory

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    Subjects: Tritone | Deceptive resolution Chord inversions Modulation Target notes Octave Displacement | Chromatic approach notes | Chord progressions | How to use chord progressions
  • Module 5

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    Kinds of cadences Circle of fifths Secondary dominants Extended chord Suspended Chords Disguised Chords Tone vs Tonality Closely related Keys Scales application
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    Jake Owen - News

  • Washington State Fair Pre-Sale

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Just announced! Jake will be performing at this years Washington State Fair, and Jake Owen Fan Club members will get a first shot at tickets before they are available to the public! Want pre-sale access? Purchase your membership today! Starting Tuesday, March 24 at 10am PDT, fan club members will have exclusive access to concert tickets for the following show: Sept. 24 - Puyallup, WA @ Washington State Fair No password is required to purchase your pre-sale tickets. Simply log into your active account, and visit the event listing above. For a full list of upcoming dates, head over…
  • Crawford County Fair Pre-Sale

    16 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Jake Owen Fan Club! Jake has announced that he will be performing at this years Crawford County Fair in Meadville, PA. Fan club members will have a chance to purchase concert tickets before the are available to the public! Not a memeber? Join today! Starting TUESDAY, March 17 at 10am EST, members will have exclusive pre-sale access for the following date: 8/22 - Meadville, PA @ Crawford County Fair No password will be required to purchase your tickets. simply log into your Jake Owen Account and visit the event listed above. For a full list of upcoming dates, please visit the…
  • Win a MEET & GREET with Jake!

    11 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    Sign up for your chance to win a Meet and Greet with Jake Owen on the The Big Revival Tour! In order to attend the Meet & Greet with Jake Owen, you must have tickets to the show. Winners will be chosen randomly once registration closes, and you must be a current Jake Owen Fan Club member at the time of the show. Ready to win? Sign up today! Need contest access? Become a fan now. From
  • Tulsa and Ottawa Pre-Sales

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Another twoThe Big Revival Tour dates have been announced, and Jake Owen Fan Club members will get a first shot at concert ticket before they are released to the public! Starting Wednesday, March 4 at 10am local venue time, members will have exclusive pre-sale access for the following shows. No password is required. Simply log into your active account, and visit the desired tour listing below: May 14 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center August 19 - Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Center Not a member? Join today! For a full list of upcoming concerts, please visit the Events Page. From…
  • 5 Date Fan Club Pre-Sale

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Jake Owen has just announced 5 more shows this Summer, and fan club members will have first access to concert tickets before they are available to the public. The newly added dates include 4 more The Big Revival Tour stops plus a headlining performance at the Champlain Valley Fair in Vermont. Starting Wednesday, February 25 at 10am local venue time, Fan Club Members will have pre-sale access tot he following concert dates: June 4, 2015 - Evansville, IN @ Ford Center July 23, 2015 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center August 6, 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena August…
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  • Roma Downey

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    This week we talk to actress and producer Roma Downey - on location in Morocco - about her new series, A.D. The Bible Continues. The series premieres Easter night on NBC. We also spotlight hip hop artist Derek Minor and talk about his latest album, Empire. Plus, we welcome a guest host to the show, find out what the Pope’s been up to and discuss which Twitter follower could get us out of a sticky situation.
  • San Francisco Deputies Forced Inmates to Fight 'Gladiator Style'

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    A horrifying case is emerging from a San Francisco, Cali. jail, where public defender Jeff Adachi says four police deputies forced prison inmates to fight "gladiator-style" and placed bets on who would win. Adachi says the deputies staged “outrageously sadistic scenarios that sound like they’re out of ‘Game of Thrones,'” promising hamburgers to the winner and says inmates were “threatened with Mace, handcuffed beatings, and transfers to dangerous housing quarters if they refused to fight.” Inmates were also threatened with tasering if they sought medical attention for any injuries…
  • Here's Passion Pit's Very Strobe Light-y Video for 'Lifted Up'

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Passion Pit's crazy catchy new single "Lifted Up (1985)" has a very strobe light heavy music video. It's not for the seizure prone, but it is for people who like seeing lead Passion Pitter Michael Angelakos singing his song while being jostled around in the club. And for seizure prone people who like seeing Michael Angelakos jostled around in the club, you'll just have to make the call on your own.
  • Everything We Know About Germanwings Pilot, Andreas Lubitz

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:37 pm
    There has been a lot of information floating around about the unspeakably disturbing case of Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot who prosecutors believe deliberately crashed Flight 4U9525, killing all on board. It's difficult to separate fact from speculation right now, but here's what is known. Lubitz had a psychiatric condition that he kept hidden from his employer. Several doctors' notes were recovered from Lubitz's home in Germany—including one that was shredded—but it remains to be seen what clues, if any, they'll reveal about the motives for his act of mass murder. In fact,…
  • Man Hikes from Mexican Border to Canada Taking Selfies Every Mile

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    Ever wonder what it would look like to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, from America’s border with Mexico all the way to the Canadian border? Thanks to Andy Davidhazy’s time-lapse video below—which features a selfie taken every mile for the entire 2,660-mile journey—you can at least catch a glimpse ...
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    DJ White Hawk

  • Top Alternative Songs 2015 | Modern Rock Playlist

    DJ White Hawk
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    Last updated on 27th March, 2015The ‘Top Alternative Songs 2015′ is going to get you a-rockin’! I bet you’ll find some cool new rock songs to dig. A work in progress playlist being updated every month till the end of 2015 so don’t miss out. You’ll also find a YouTube link down at the bottom. […] The post Top Alternative Songs 2015 | Modern Rock Playlist appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Top Latin Songs 2015 | Salsa | Merenque | Bachata

    DJ White Hawk
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Last updated on 24th March, 2015The Top Latin Songs 2015  playlist consists of Bachata, Salsa, Merengue Mambo and  Samba versions from the year 2015 only. The last Latin playlist was good so please do check it out. Scroll down to hit the 2015 playlist. Enjoy.    Image courtesy of Aleksa D at   Top Latin Songs 2015 […] The post Top Latin Songs 2015 | Salsa | Merenque | Bachata appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Top Hip Hop R&B Songs 2015 | Urban Playlist

    DJ White Hawk
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    Last updated on 21st March, 2015The Top Hip Hop R&B Songs 2015 is a work in progress list. I’ll update every month with new popular tracks. I must warn you that some of these songs can be explicit. Okay scroll down to hit the playlist!   Image courtesy of Stuart Miles /   Top Hip Hop […] The post Top Hip Hop R&B Songs 2015 | Urban Playlist appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Top Dance Song Remixes 2015 For DJs

    DJ White Hawk
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:15 am
    Last updated on 12th March, 2015The Top Dance Song Remixes 2015 For DJs is a curated list of dance remixes on popular songs. So if you’re looking for these kind of songs then don’t miss this! I’m positive you’ll find some cool tracks for your playlist. These club dance remixes are meant for DJs but it’s […] The post Top Dance Song Remixes 2015 For DJs appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Popular Country Songs 2015 Playlist

    DJ White Hawk
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Last updated on 7th March, 2015Do you need help on finding new country songs? Yes? Then hop on! The Popular Country Songs 2015 Playlist is a work in progress list of song and artist titles, updating throughout the year 2015. You ‘ll find country styles like Line Dance, One Step, Two Step (slow or fast), Ballad, East or West […] The post Popular Country Songs 2015 Playlist appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
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  • Lady Q Productions present El Conjunto Imagen
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    musica de salsa musica del Conjunto Imagen Lady Q Productions present El Conjunto Imagen Once again, elegant dancing at the famed GoldCoast Ballroom. This is a Lady Q Productions. Lady Q will be presenting directly from New York, el image de la Salsa, El Conjunto Imagen. Master of Ceremony for this event will be ‘El Principe’ Jesse Ramirez. At the controls will be DJ Sammy Rodriguez. more info: GoldCoast Ballroom 1415 Lyons Road Coconut Creek FL, 33063 Info & RSVP: 754.200.8464 954.701.7997…
  • ProduccionesGuaguancoInt – Abril 30, 2015
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:42 am
      ProduccionesGuaguancoInt dice: Para Salseros con Criterio Formado   Un arroz con habichuelas no es lo mismo que un Arroz con Habichuelas ,,,, si no contiene los ingredientes correcto y bien medido…..  Lo mismo con los Eventos, si los ingredientes correcto no están, la cosa no saldrán igual… Los ingredientes para este evento, compuesto por Producciones Guaguanco Int. esta ‘By The Book’ … asegurado de convertirse en un evento Exitoso… Vamos estar en vela por los eventos de Producciones Guaguanco Int. … Exito esta seguro, y todos gozaran…
  • Salsa Warriors – Spring 2015
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    musica de salsa musica de los salsa warriors salsa de boricua legends Hey, can you throw a party ? Sure you can. Rent a location, hire a DJ, and you’re off and running. Point is, anyone can host a party, but only few can pull it off as a successful EVENT. And that my friends is what the Salsa Warriors do. They host some of the the most successful Salsa Music events in New York City. They know the music, they live the music, and they most certainly know what the dancers want. Kick Ass Salsa Music, that when the last song is played the dancers still want more. Along with the Top Notch DJs…
  • The Ultimate Violinist, Ali Bello
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    The Ultimate Violinist, Ali Bello Violinist, Composer, Arranger From New York’s Tipica 73, to modern fusion bands like Alfredo Naranjo y El Guajeo, Ali Bello excels and shines. Comfortable with his music as he is with his violin. His violin playing, hot and cool at the same time as it can be witnessed when he’s performing with Eddy Zervigon’s Orquesta Broadway and/or with Grammy winner bandoneonist Raul Jaurena or collaborating scores with flamenco guitarist Pedro Cortés. He has also infused his playing into the popular rhythms of R&B, performing live with The Roots, Beyoncé,…
  • Salsa Warriors March Madness Salsa Party 2015
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    Salsa Warriors March Madness Salsa Party Go deep, go to the roots, discover what is all about. Salsa Warriors say it all. Together, in unity, in their collective understanding was what Salsa music is all about will once again put on display the BEST Salsa music in the Planet. New York has always been looked at, for the newest, hippest, hottest trending happening in the world. Well NOW, they are looking at The Salsa Warriors in the same light. In search of the best danceable Salsa Music, the Hottest Salsa bands and musicians, the hipness in what is known as ‘Salsa Lifestyle’ ? Salsa…
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    The Round Table Online

  • Photos: Brandon Flowers Performs Solo at Webster Hall in New York City

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    Credit: Ed-G   Brandon Flowers (The Killers) brought his Sunset Strip vibe to Webster Hall in New York City this week to perform songs from his forthcoming solo album The Desired Effect. The Killers frontman, who was dressed in full on lounge singer lamé, performed lead single “Can’t Deny My Love” and “Dreams Come True” from the new album along with “covers” of his band’s hits including “Mr. Brightside,” “Jenny Was a Friend of Mine,” and “Human.” Ever the showman, Flowers even worked in a cover of…
  • Photos: Nick Jonas, Big Sean, Elle King, Elijah Wood at The Raptor House at #SXSW

    17 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    Credit: Jonathan Leibson / Getty Images for Raptor House   SXSW 2015 kicked off last weekend with celebrity-filled parties. Raptor Group, Roc Nation and Live Nation have once again partnered for the fourth annual Raptor House to show how technology has impacted media, music, sports, and entertainment industries. The showcase features a highly curated group of thought leaders across varying industries for intimate panel discussions, networking, deal making, and live music. Some of this year’s Raptor House performers included Nick Jonas, Big Sean, Elle King, Melanie Fiona, Black…
  • Listen Now: Beat Radio and Kid in the Attic Release “Invisible Cities” and “Roles Reversing” Split 7″ Vinyl

    10 Mar 2015 | 5:25 am
      Brian Sendrowitz, frontman for indie pop band Beat Radio, truly believes that music should be a communal experience. And while it’s been nearly two years since Sendrowitz dropped Hard Times, Go!, he’s back with a split 7-inch vinyl shared with friend Maia Macdonald’s new band, Kid in the Attic. The limited edition split 7-inch vinyl was pressed with only 250 copies via Sendrowitz’s imprint, Awkward for Life, and includes Beat Radio’s song “Invisible Cities” and Kid in the Attic’s “Roles Reversing.” Get your first listen to Beat…
  • Photo Gallery: Echosmith Performance from Webster Hall in New York City, February 27, 2015

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Credit: Ed-G   Last Friday, the siblings Sierota, better known as Echosmith to all the “Cool Kids,” performed to a sold out crowd at Webster Hall in New York City. The pop band is currently on tour in support of their 2014 release, Talking Dreams, and appear to be riding high on breakout hit “Cool Kids” and current single “Bright.” And of course, TRT’s very own roving reporters Ed-G and Bridget B were in the audience to catch all the action. See photos of Echosmith performing at NYC’s Webster Hall below. Thanks again to Ed-G and Bridget B…
  • Kacey Musgraves Announces New Single “Biscuits” Release Date

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    Two-time GRAMMY award winning country artist Kacey Musgraves will release a new single, “Biscuits,” to country radio March 16th. This will be the debut single from her upcoming Mercury Records Nashville sophomore album which follows up GRAMMY “Best Country Album” and ACM “Album Of The Year” winner, Same Trailer Different Park (album review). “Biscuits” was written by Musgraves, Shane McAnally, and Brandy Clark, and will be available at iTunes March 17th. “I’m very proud to be kickin’ things off with Biscuits! I think it’s the perfect preview to the…
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    As The World Spins

  • Calvin Da Coordinator – Real Atlanta Mixtape Vol. 1

    DJ Hotsauce
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:52 am
    Oomp Camp’s own DJ Calvin Da Coordinator returns with his latest Mix “Real Atlanta” featuring new music from Big Korey & Jaytez and a bunch of dope blends and mixes. Check it out below and download it here.
  • Straight Up! Chapter 1 – Mixtape

    DJ Hotsauce
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:38 pm
    On Saturday, March 14th me and Dj-Silence aka CUPSWITDAICE are kicking off a new monthly event titled “Straight Up” at Crux in Munich, Germany. To give you guys a little taste on what “Straight Up” is all about we put together this 70 minute mix of all new rap & r&b bangers.. Play it, like it, share it and then turn up all the way at “Straight Up” next week Saturday! More info on the event can be found here.
  • DJ HOTSAUCE RADIO MIX / January 15

    DJ Hotsauce
    8 Feb 2015 | 2:37 am
    Below you can stream my entire 2 hour set for my monthly radio mix show on German radio station “Puls” from January. You can listen to my show live every 1st Saturday of each month at 10 pm CET.
  • Red Bull Sound Select ATL / Jan 17th

    DJ Jelly
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In June of 2013, Red Bull, CL, and a handful of Atlanta promoters joined forces to shine a light on local music through a series of live shows, and by connecting bands with their audiences via the Sound Select site. All proceeds made at the door go directly to the local acts, while Red Bull covers the headlining acts to bring more exposure for the locals. Thus far, the series has included performances by Lee Ranaldo & the Dust, Black Lips, Juicy J, Madlib, Aesop Rock, Tobacco, Shabazz Palaces, DIIV, Little Tybee, the Rock*A*Teens, and many more. This year, for CL‘s January showcase,…
  • DJ Hotsauce Radio Mix / December 14

    DJ Hotsauce
    3 Jan 2015 | 4:25 am
    This past month my monthly radio mix for German station PULS was converted into a new years eve pre-party special. So instead of airing the first Saturday of the month like usually it aired on Dec. 31st accompanying everyone on their new years celebrations. The mix includes the regular dose of twerk and trap edits, new and classics rap and r&b songs and a couple of other surprises. You can stream the mix in it’s entirety below.
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    Piranha Bay

  • OSS Design Breakdown: Meteor

    8 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    This is part of a series of posts on the design of open source projects. This isn't about the actual OSS product, but rather about the documentation around the project, the project's website, and the onboarding of the project. See the first post in the series on Semantic UI. Project Name: Meteor Website: TL;DR pros: Well documented, and well written documentation Good site architecture Easy to follow tutorial Clear references to suggested reading material Simple but clean site design A forum for community discussion cons: A bit of a hurdle when it comes to contributing…
  • Connecting To People (And What Assumptions to Make)

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:17 pm
    or Just Because Something Doesn't Apply To Me, Doesn't Mean it's not a Valid Concern When I recently critiqued a job listing site for forcing a "Full Name" on a user when signing up, someone thought an appropriate retaliation and refutation of my complaint was that I wasn't mononymous myself (an appeal to hypocricy/tu quoque?). Aside from the various reference materials on how to approach user names and personal names on the web (including a W3C reference article), it's surprising how often websites still force people to use their full names when doing so is completely unnecessary. Certain…
  • Slack is the new Social Network

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:17 pm
    In the past few weeks I have joined two different Slack groups with about 2000 users each. Within the context of transient & ephemeral communication - communication that ultimately disappears - free Slack groups fit a niche somewhere between IRC (super transient) and Reddit (pretty static comparatively). There have been a lot of words spilled about why ephemeral communication is the future of social media. I don't think I need to add to the mountain already out there. Within the context of chat vs. commenting, Slack is real-time and immediate. I'm not aware of as many words spilled on…
  • OSS Design Breakdown: Semantic UI

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:18 am
    This is a first in hopefully a series of posts on the design of open source projects. This isn't about the actual OSS product, but rather about the documentation around the project, the project's website, and the onboarding of the project. It's a personal exercise in seeing what is out there, what works, and how contributors are trying to get other people involved. They're inspired by Beautiful Open, which is a great website, but I was disappointed by a singular focus on UI, without criticism. Project Name: Semantic UI Website: TL;DR pros: Beautiful UI Lots of…
  • Some Rambles About Geekdom

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    Note: This post was originally taken from a conversation thread a year ago. I stumbled across it in my 'to write about' folder, and with some minor tweaks, here it is. Forgive the style, I was in a Chomsky mood at the time. There's a post that accomponies this that has some quick thoughts on geeks and media. Geekdom is interesting because there's no set definition of the word geek, so it's easy to apply to any large category of people that don't fit whatever the norm is, and whoever society wants to outcast at the time. Most popularly geeks are people who are outliers in school / college, and…
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    Flavorwire » Music

  • Death Grips’ “I Break Mirrors with My Face in the United States” Is Exactly What You’d Expect

    Shane Barnes
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Death Grips have always been enigmatic, which is a good thing, because they’ve always tried so hard to be enigmatic. They said they’d broken up, but now they’re back together, maybe. Anyway, they’ve got a new video for a new song and it’s called, amazingly, “I Break Mirrors with My Face in the United States.” The song is an assault on your whole being, and the video is just as much of one, picking up any of the pieces left behind from MC Ride’s verbal hammering. This beauty of a beast is off of the band’s upcoming album, Jenny Death, which…
  • The 5 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Rihanna Goes “Blop,” Jamie xx Does Claps

    Shane Barnes
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Some weeks it’s all about the indies, and other weeks it’s all about the stars. This week saw the release of the Rihanna’s anticipated followup to “FourFiveSeconds,” titled “Bitch Better Have My Money,” and Jamie xx dropped a Romy Madley-Croft-featuring single from his debut solo album In Colour. We’ve got some Syrian stuff, some chill stuff, and some pure ’90s indie rock stuff for you, too. Jamie XX ft. Romy Madley-Croft — “Loud Places” Technically, this is not an xx song, but it definitely could be. The production of Jamie…
  • Ben Stiller Was a Teenage Punk Rocker, and His Band’s Album Is Being Reissued

    Moze Halperin
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    You know him for milking cats while being a Focker, having a secret life while rhyming with “shitty,” not being an ambi-turner, overstaying his welcome at museums, not being able to stomach Moroccan cuisine, and, most recently, using Bushwick as his playground for midlife crisis. But despite the panoply of identities Ben Stiller has taken on in film, you’ve probably never known him as “teenage punk rocker in a band called Capital Punishment.” Well, now you’ll get to know that Ben Stiller. For he was in said band, and in 1982, said band released an…
  • Duran Duran Finishes New LP Featuring Janelle Monae

    Shane Barnes
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    It’s 2015, and there’s Duran Duran news that is worth getting exciting about, if only very cautiously: the band, which saw its heyday in the ’80s, has reportedly finished a full-length album that was produced by Mark Ronson and Chic’s Nile Rodgers, and which will feature spots by futurist R&B wunderkind Janelle Monae and “Hideaway” dancer/singer Kiesza. Nile Rodgers previously produced a remix of Duran Duran’s “The Reflex,” which, upon its 1984 release, became the band’s best-selling song. Mark Ronson produced the band’s…
  • Zayn Malik’s Exit from One Direction Is Making Hundreds of Fans Too Sick to Work

    Shane Barnes
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
    This is One Direction’s world, and we’re just living in it. A few days ago, Zayn Malik destroyed that world by quitting One Direction, citing exhaustion and a desire to live like a normal, filthy rich 22-year-old, out of the public eye. Yet, out of sight is not out of mind when it comes to Zayn and his One Directioners: apparently, news of Zayn departing 1D has caused several hundred fans to go into a tailspin, too busy overflowing Vine with tears to report into work. According to reporting done by BuzzFeed, at least 200 people have requested compassionate leave because of the…
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    Mel's Internet Universe Music Blog

  • 58 Years of Rock and Pop Music Through the Years

    Melvin AhChing
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Flashback Friday| iTunes Playlists Starting today I will be posting links of mixes that I currently have on my iTunes app for Mac OSX. These mixes show up in the PLAYLIST tab and column in iTunes and are transferred to my various iOS devices.The first mix is a year by year synopsis of songs that I liked from near the start of the rock era to today. The mix list changes occasionally but as of this posting date this is what the mix is.Video link to some of the music on this list.YearTitleArtist1957 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley1958 Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran1959 Sweet Nothins Brenda…
  • Song Stuff - From Scrivener's Friday 5 Blog

    Melvin AhChing
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:55 pm
    I answered these questions on my Friday 5 Answers blog. Since they were music related, they can also be cross-posted to this music blog, which makes this I believe, the first new entry for 2015.The questions come from Scrivener's Friday 5 blog. People respond and post answers on their own blogs.1. What’s a song that reminds you of your parents?I wasn't at their wedding, but I think "The Hawaiian Wedding Song" was featured then.... way back in 1955. My Dad liked jazz music, big band... Lawerence Welk stuff. He also liked Hawaiian music, Arthur Lyman, Don Ho, The Four Amigoes and even some…
  • 10 Minute Documentary: Buy Sell Trade

    Melvin AhChing
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Over the years I have kept most of my vinyl records. Today vinyl has made a comeback and it is good to see that young people have rediscovered vinyl. This short film has been out for about a year, published to YouTube in April 2013.
  • Found The Cocktail Slippers

    Melvin AhChing
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    Cocktail Slippers' "St. Valentine's Day Massacre"Every now and then I "find" a band or artist that I never heard of but then almost instantly fall for their music. A few years ago a friend of mine turned me on to the band Dengue Fever. Been a fan ever since.Recently while searching YouTube for any video of the old Connie Francis track "Don't Ever Leave Me" written by Ellie Greenwch, I found this band called Cocktail Slippers. Their version was released in 2009 and totally updates the original bringing the song into the 21st century with a sassy, electric, rock n roll edge it truly deserves.
  • A Thousand Years - Their Technology - The Video

    Melvin AhChing
    1 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    Their Technology from King Deluxe on Vimeo. Addition to the previous post... their video. Very cool.
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - SOCIETY HAE

  • Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan & Marlon Smith announced as British Urban Film Festival script judges

    British Urban Film Festival
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:48 pm
    The British Urban Film Festival can reveal today that Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith have been unveiled as script judges for this year’s live script reading competition. The climax will take place once again at Channel 4 headquarters on Friday 18 September as part of BUFF 2015.  Daniel and Marlon will be presiding over this year’s competition entries (together with the writer & director Julius Amedume) from which 3 will be shortlisted for a Channel 4 BUFF award in addition to their script being performed.  Daniel and Marlon are two of Screen International’s Stars of…
  • Couturieres of TeKay Designs brings royal style to the Heights

    Urban Fashion Network
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    New York Fashion Week was elevated to 292 feet in the Heights of Manhattan this season... that is, the uptown Washington Heights district. On February 12th, TeKay Designs, a Houston, Texas based fashion label presented it's formal designs of evening and bridal gowns during the Uptown Fashion Week showcase in New York City. The invitation-only event was attended by fashion enthusiasts and dignitaries such as Manhattan's district 10 Councilman, YDanis Rodriguez and the Executive Director at City University Of New York (CUNY) - Hostos Community College, Ms. Seny Taveras. The United Palace…
  • Film Producer Damian Jones joins board of British Urban Film Festival

    British Urban Film Festival
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    With preparations for this year’s 10th anniversary already in full swing, organisers of the British Urban Film Festival have today announced the star signing of film producer Damian Jones to the board. Jones is a BAFTA-winning producer and has produced over twenty feature films including Adulthood, The History Boys, Welcome to Sarajevo, Gridlock'd, Millions, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, The Iron Lady, Fast Girls, Powder Room and Belle. Jones is currently producing Dad's Army and The Lady In The Van, based on the play by Alan Bennett. He is the founder of DJ Films and was…

    British Urban Film Festival
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Submissions are now open for BUFF 2015. The 10th British Urban Film Festival has started it's search for films and scripts in earnest with the countdown to the 2015 British Urban Film Festival already in full swing. Submission Guidelines: Scripts:  must be no less than 20 pages and no more than 60. Films must be no less than 3 minutes and no more than 120. The early bird deadline for 2 submissions is 11.59pm, Friday 29th May 2015 (Fees are non-refundable at £59). Single submissions are also non-refundable at £59. The final deadline for submissions is 5.00pm, Monday 29th June 2015…
  • From Hard-Times to Haute Times

    Urban Fashion Network
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Emerging from the catwalks of the Houston, Texas fashion scene is a soft-spoken entrepreneur of fashion, with bold statements on style and culture. Kimma Wreh is the creative mind behind TeKay Designs. As the Head Designer of the couture fashion label, Kimma specializes in creating non-traditional and multi-cultural bridal and formal wear for men, women and children. The fashions are a mix of ethnic and contemporary designs. Wreh is from the country of Liberia and is a naturalized US citizen. As a first generation immigrant, Kimma Wreh is an example of the type of persons the United States…
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    Hollywood Music Magazine

  • The Makeup Show: 7th Anniversary in Los Angeles

    Nadia Guardado
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    If you love makeup, want to sharpen up on your skills and have a really good excuse to buy more makeup then I know you’ll be at the 7th annual Makeup Show Los Angeles March 28th & 29th.
  • My Acumen’s Matt Snell Interview on the New Album

    Editing Admin
    7 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    We used ten different guitars, ten different amps we make the guitars sound different from each other. Because song is a vibe, each song is a mood.
  • Dauzat St. Marie Return to L.A. With ‘Falling Again’

    Editing Admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    With Dauzat St. Marie, Heather and Mat have harnessed powerful vocals to a timeless rock sound without sounding dated or trite.
  • NAMM 2015: A Meeting Of The Masses

    Nadia Guardado
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    NAMM 2015 has come and gone but it’s something people will be talking about for days on end. It is one of the most hectic but entertaining experiences someone in the music industry can experience in their lifetime.
  • Stitched Up Heart

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Mixi formed Stitched Up Heart in the aftermath of a not so desirable forced solo gig with Geffen Records as a result of her winning a Fuse TV reality show, Redemption Song in 2008. Mixi prefers to be fronting a band and only did a single and video for Geffen. If you haven’t heard Mixi and her band which is comprised of James Decker on drums, Meritt Goodwin on bass, Luke Man on guitar (and are currently in discussion about adding a second guitarist) they are far from the pop princess that Geffen wanted her to be.
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    The Curious Brain

  • Art Lover

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    ART LOVER by Ray Davies sung by KURT WAGNER of ‘Lambchop’
  • The Discarded Image

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    A new on line video series that analyzes and deconstructs well known pieces of cinema. In this episode they analyze look at the beach scene from Steven Spielberg’s pop classic JAWS.
  • what we are reading

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:47 am
    Only in amazon! hahahahaha Ninja Farts: Silent But Deadly (The Disgusting Adventures of Milo Snotrocket)
  • It’s not you…It’s porn

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    haha via comicallyvintage
  • Lady thoughts

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    via rrrick
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • ISIS Continues to Exterminate Yezidis, Yet Mainstream Media Muted in Coverage of Atrocities

    Elvan Katmer
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Elvan Katmer, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 17:39 p.m. EDT, 09 March 2015 IRAQ, Nineveh Province – Charlie Hebdo, a weekly magazine based in Paris, France which pilloried religion (Catholicism, Islam, and Judaism), the racist rants of extreme right entities like the nationalist National Front Party (NF), among other topics, and professed to be both secular, atheist, […]
  • The Radical Feminist, Afghanistan’s Sara Bahayi

    Ayanna Nahmias
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 03:01 a.m. EDT, 28 February 2015 AFGHANISTAN, Mazar-i-Sharif – Yesterday, U.S. citizens awoke to ‘news reports’ that a YouTube video of a dress that changed colors had received 25+ million hits. People spoke about it on elevators, argued their selection of colors in cafeterias, shared and watched the video on their […]
  • Is Saudi Arabia on Path Toward Balance?

    Vineeta tiwari
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 23:40 p.m. DST, 19 February 2015 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –  Geographically located at the geopolitical crossroads of the Middle East and the West, Saudi Arabia has come a long way from being known only as a religiously constrained nation dominated by hardline conservatives focused more on internal governance […]
  • Chapel Hill Atheist, Craig Hicks, Executes Muslim Family Over Parking Spot

    Ayanna Nahmias
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 20: 15 p.m. EDT, 14 February 2015 CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina – Three young people were murdered execution style on Wednesday, February 11th. The community and subsequently people from around the world were shocked by the news that these young Muslims had each been shot in the head. They were […]
  • Neo-Nazism, Roma, and the Baby in the Middle

    Ayanna Nahmias
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 18:06 p.m. EDT, 09 February 2015 MAKO, Hungary – In America, racism is identified primarily as a ‘black’ and ‘white’ issue. It is considered a systemic problem that evolved out of slavery and continues to be promulgated by people on both sides through ideology, lack of education, and plain hatred. […]
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    Evigshed Mag

  • Sunday Evigshed Interactive Crossword March 29, 2015

    Sylvie Lesas
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:02 am
    Sunday Evigshed interactive crossword March 29, 2015 Sunday Interactive Crossword is here. Solve it online on the website below or print it here. As usual, it ‘s free. Sunday Evigshed Interactive Crossword features are as follows : Printable PDF Link (here) Timer Save Solution Reveal (letter)
  • The Verve Pipe release Music Video for “Overboard”

    Sylvie Lesas
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    The Verve Pipe release Music Video for “Overboard” The Verve Pipe recently debuted the music video for the title track of their current album of the same name. The song was co-written by frontman Brian Vander Ark andactor/musician Jeff Daniels, and the hauntingly beautiful music video was directed by world-renowned artist Lawrence Carroll (Nirvana,Jewel, Counting Crows, The Verve Pipe’s Photograph, Collective Soul among others). The video was shot over three days in the frigid cold on the shore of the upper peninsula of Lake Michiganand the lead actress is Lawrence’s…
  • Asteroids: Outpost™ into Early Access

    Sylvie Lesas
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:21 am
    Asteroids: Outpost™ into Early Access Asteroids: Outpost™ Early Access is now available. . harvesting rare ore and expanding their bases, while protecting themselves from deadly asteroid showers and claim jumpers. Key gameplay features available at the Early Access launch include: Tool & Weapon Crafting – Using tech and ore, gamers craft upgrades to their tools to create advanced weapons. Base-Building & Degradation – Serving as both a player’s mining headquarters and home, bases are easily built in a square grid pattern by crafting and connecting modular pieces.
  • Play Bubble Colors online or on your device

    Sylvie Lesas
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Play Bubble Colors online or on your device Drag and match the same colored bubbles to increase your score. Matching wrong colors takes a life! Created by Pixelminutegames, don’t hesitate and have fun. Check out their official website for more games.
  • Scott Weiland’s New Band To Play Swamp Fox Biker Bash – Buy Tickets Via PledgeMusic

    Sylvie Lesas
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Scott Weiland’s New Band To Play Swamp Fox Biker Bash – Buy Tickets Via PledgeMusic Timed to coincide with Myrtle Beach Bike Week from May 8-17th, the first annual Swamp Fox Biker Bash is attracting big names that will surely inspire bikers to make the ride-it’s just 45 minutes from Myrtle Beach on Highway 501. PledgeMusic partner with Swamp Fox Entertainment to sell tickets for the Swamp Fox Biker Bash In Marion, South Carolina with Scott Weiland, Molly Htachet and Buckcherry named as performers. With his new band The Wildabouts, Scott Weiland will be performing at the world’s…
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    May Music News

  • Mar 17, RAKANS

    17 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    If you Google “RAKANS”; you will find two different synonyms. Whether it’s “The highest level of knowledge and enlightenment” or “One of hell’s doors”
  • Mar 16, Drum Noatation Software

    16 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Is it possible to produce drum notation by playing it e.g. software that will write out what I'm playing I have a competition and the judges want a copy
  • Dec 27, Drum Tab Key

    27 Dec 2014 | 4:10 pm
    I purchased a drum tab for Brooks and Dunn, My Maria.Would you explain the symbol drum key legends as they seem to be different than what i am accustom
  • Jul 23, Measuring Drum Heads Sizes

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    Dear Question Answerer, I have recently bought a new drum set and my drummer friend said that i should replace the heads. I have 10/10.5/16.5 diameter
  • Jun 19, Hawaiian Sheet Music for Hawaiian Guitar

    19 Jun 2014 | 3:37 pm
    I don't have a question, I just wanted to respond to the question asked about how to find Hawaiian Guitar Music. Have they tried Ebay? I personally have
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Turntable Kitchen’s SXSW 2015 Recap

    Matthew Hickey
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    SXSW continues to be our favorite music festival. It’s the “choose your own adventure” of music festivals. Indeed, no two groups will have the same experience. And 2015 was no exception. You could catch incredible, intimate performances from established artists like Spoon, TV on the Radio, Best Coast, and Earl Sweatshirt, in between breathtaking performances by hot up-and-coming talent like Leon Bridges, Natalie Prass, Tei Shi, Cathedrals, Shura, and hundreds upon hundreds more great artists. This year we were honored to partner with Hype Machine and yvynyl to curate our own…
  • Single Serving: Twin Caverns – Pyramid

    Matt Dillon
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Sydney’s Twin Caverns has entranced me with their latest single, “Pyramids.” Louise Millar’s soft enchanting vocals petrify you in a steady state of dreams while Michael Macias casts magical spells on you with a his DARKSIDE-like guitar work. Backed by a steady beat and a gypsy’s tambourine it’s an eerily haunting song, one in which you don’t have to believe in the healing power of sheep’s blood, a 3 eyed raven, or talismans to feel it take you over. Keep an eye out for their forthcoming EP Glass Balloon scheduled to hit the world just after Easter.
  • Single Serving: Sheer Mag – Button Up

    Matthew Hickey
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    This latest single from Philly’s Sheer Mag is simply incredible. For real, I don’t think I need to say more than that. Take a listen and enjoy.
  • Single Serving: Iles – In Tents

    Matthew Hickey
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    This jazzy, mesmerizing track from Iles showed up in my inbox yesterday and immediately caught my ear. It’s built around a subtle arrangement of finger snaps, layered guitar, and bubbly bass riffs. I’ve listened to it about five times in a row. It’s slated to appear on the upcoming album Apartments.
  • Single Serving: Tei Shi – Go Slow

    Matthew Hickey
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Fresh off a hugely successful run at this year’s SXSW, Turntable Kitchen favorite Tei Shi just dropped her latest single “Go Slow.” It’s a slinking, subtle groove built around a lurching bass riff and brightly sparkling keys that accent her sultry croon. It’s both sexy and fun. It will appear on her forthcoming new EP Verde. You can (and should) pre-order Verde from Tei Shi’s website.
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    Music Scene Investigation

  • MSI: Episode 197 – Quiz Show

    MSI Lab Tech
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:04 pm
    This is episode 197 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This week we did something a little different. Today was the first ever MSI: Quiz Show.
  • 3/22/15 Clean-up

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    ....amazed at how good these artists are.
  • MSI: Episode 196 – Tom Chianti

    MSI Lab Tech
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:19 pm
    This is episode 196 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was Tom Chianti, producer and recording engineer.
  • Song of the Week for 03-22-2015

    MSI Lab Tech
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:18 pm
    This is episode 196 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was Tom Chianti, producer and recording engineer. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Be Careful by 24th Element 2. Dance Party 99 by Jon Oh 3. Vice City by Off Orbit
  • Clean-up 3/15/15

    19 Mar 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Sometimes I don't agree with the panel....
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  • Vertigo To Release Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition This Fall

    Larry Fire
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Fans of Neil Gaiman have much to rejoice about this Fall as the New York Times bestselling author will release two spectacular collections in time for the holidays. he Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition hardcover by Neil Gaiman and artistic luminary J.H. Williams III makes its debut this November. The collection will be comprised of the six previously released issues (look for issues #5 and #6 later this year), which tell the story of Dream before the events of The Sandman, including the spectacular gatefold featured in the first issue. In addition, there will be extra exclusive material…
  • IDW Announces Onyx By Chris Ryall & Gabriel Rodriguez Coming In July 2015

    Larry Fire
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    Revealed today at the IDW panel at Emerald City Comicon, Onyx is set to debut in July from the team of Chris Ryall and Gabriel Rodriguez. Here’s the official description: “Onyx’ tells the tale of a female metal-suited warrior who comes to Earth on a quest to either save the planet or destroy it. It’s up to a team of super-soldiers to figure out which before it’s too late, and before a much greater threat overwhelms both them and the planet itself.” Comics readers will be introduced to Onyx in a standalone 5-page story, Onyx #0, that will be included as a free bonus story…
  • Disney Store Celebrates 28th Anniversary With Special One-Day Savings On March 28, 2015

    Larry Fire
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    During the 28th anniversary celebration, each Disney Store will host a special opening ceremony, and the first 28 guests to make a purchase in each Store on Saturday, March 28, will receive a free gift. Guests can also participate in fun, engaging activities throughout the day, as well as dance and sing during the Cast Member JAMboree, taking place the 28th minute of every hour. Disney Store opened its first store in Glendale, California in1987, and, in doing so, originated the themed retail model. With more than 330 stores worldwide and ecommerce operations in nine countries, Disney Store…
  • Ryan Reynolds Reveals Deadpool’s Suit From The Upcoming Film

    Larry Fire
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds, has taken to Twitter to debut an incredible reveal – the full suit from the upcoming movie! The official synopsis for the film is as follows: Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Ryan Reynolds…
  • The Teaser Trailer For The 24th James Bond Movie, Spectre

    Larry Fire
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:14 pm
    While filming continues for the 24th James Bond adventure, EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Sony Pictures Entertainment have released the teaser trailer for Spectre. Directed by the Academy Award winning Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty), Spectre stars Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, Munich), Ben Wishaw (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, I’m Not There), Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, 28 Weeks Later), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Invisible Woman), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds), Monica Bellucci (Irreversible, Malena),…
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    Go Metric

  • The Other Night at Quinn's: Ben Monder

    Go Metric
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    By Mike Faloon | Photos by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh / Studio MBK “If I walk quiet I hear the bird’s pretty tune High in the hills Me and this beautiful moon” Kim Deal, “Beautiful Moon” *** Winter hates jazz. That’s the...
  • Are You Receiving Me? #62 – Night Birds

    Go Metric
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Night Birds Monster Surf 7” EP Wall Ride There are many ways to know that the weather's improving. Thermometers, calendars, and odometers can help. Overlooked, however, is the arrival of one of those “These songs will go on every playlist...
  • Are You Receiving Me? #61 – The Safes

    Go Metric
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    By Mike Faloon Safes Record Heat Wee Records Luther Perkins played guitar in Johnny Cash’s backing band throughout the fifties and sixties. His style was laid back. Some called it lackadaisical. When asked about his approach Perkins responded that other...
  • Jason Kao Hwang’s Sing House

    Go Metric
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:39 am
    By Mike Faloon “We are not two, we are one” – “Strangers” The Kinks *** Andrew Drury picks up a small, metal object, part of a sink faucet he got from a construction job. He leans over his floor tom,...
  • Bill Monbouquette - Sox Hurler & Maestro of the Mic

    Go Metric
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:46 pm
    Bill Monbouquette has left us. This bums me out. I never knew the man during his prime. He'd played his last game before I was born. I met him long after the sun had set on his playing days (1958-1968),...
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  • VIDEO: Shetta ft. Kcee – Shikorobo

    Ovie O
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:36 pm
    East Africa meets West Africa as Shetta and Kcee collaborate on this song and video titled “Shikorobo”. *O.O*   DOWNLOAD AUDIO/MP3 [njo_audio url="" download=1] DOWNLOAD VIDEO: Shetta ft. Kcee – Shikorobo The post VIDEO: Shetta ft. Kcee – Shikorobo appeared first on notjustOk.
  • VIDEO: AMBE – DBou

    Paola Audrey
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Cameroonian Afropop singer AMBE just released the visuals for his latest dance floor-friendly single “DBou“. Check it out below! DOWNLOAD AUDIO/MP3 VIDEO: AMBE – DBou The post VIDEO: AMBE – DBou appeared first on notjustOk.
  • Gafacci – Everblazing ft. Edem & J.Town

    Ovie O
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Everblazing is the debut single off the Rice Paper World E.P by GH producer, Gafacci, featuring Edem and J.Town. The song is co-produced by Waxi. Peep it below. *O.O* DOWNLOAD: Gafacci – Everblazing ft. Edem & J.Town The post Gafacci – Everblazing ft. Edem & J.Town appeared first on notjustOk.
  • Ozzybosco – Let Peace Reign ft Terry G

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    “Barely 24 hours to the most talked about 2015 Nigerian Presidential elections; “OzzyBosco Wonderkid” has dropped yet another master piece to drum up support for PEACE IN NIGERIA.  In a video described as a teaser by his Mum, CEO of Ozzy Records, the fabulous child Right crusader has lent his voice to the crave for total peace in Nigeria especially during and after the 2015 general elections. With election hovering in the air, the children’s ambassador “OzzyB” on behalf of Nigerian kids and teenagers advocates on the song that the Government should ensure that total peace…
  • Suté – Mainland Cruise | Live From Apo | Zone One ft David Onuoha & Zilla

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:16 am
    Suté of Bantu Records is undoubtedly one of the brightest upcoming rappers in the game right now. Suté serves up his first piece of music this year and he decided to put out Three songs at once, basically sharing the tales of two cities – Abuja and Lagos. Listen Up! DOWNLOAD: Suté – Mainland Cruise DOWNLOAD: Suté – Live From Apo…
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    Grown Folks Music

  • New Music: Marvin Sapp: “Yes You Can”

    DJKKC<br><img src="" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    Check out new music by Pastor Marvin Sapp– “Yes You Can”.
  • Brand New Heavies-Stay This Way

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:42 am
    Happy Friday!
  • #Get Grown: New Kids On The Block: “Please Don’t Go Girl”

    DJKKC<br><img src="" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    Get Grown.
  • Lydia Rene – Vintage Heart

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    There’s only been a few times since I’ve been writing here at Grown Folks Music that I’ve started a post with the trope “What can one say…” this would be one of those times and this one is saying that it feels good to feel good in the way that Vintage Heart from Lydia Rene. Quite simply, I arrived this feeling of elation because in my opinion there’s a different place that one is moved to when musical skill and emotion line up in the creation of sonic tales designed to connect with the soul. Oh yes there’s plenty of style here (Lydia has arrived…
  • Bradd Marquis “Free” Video Premiere + PANEL- Guitar Center

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    NYC Growns it’s all going down this Thursday March 26 6PM- 8:30PM at Guitar Center – Union Square. Moderated by Grammy Nominated singer/songwriter Aaron Camper this will be a premiere of “Free” the new video from Bradd Marquis. There will be a videoscreening + a panel- the making of video and behind the scenes with Azzie Scott – Director, Writer – M. Island, Color Correction Artist – Eric Alvarado and Make Up Artist – Judith Tiarra Vazquez.
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    Downtown Lobby

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra Coming To The Roxy

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra are preparing to release their next album Multi-Love in May and have announced details on their next headlining show here in Los Angeles. The trio will be making their return for a show on Thursday, August 6th at The Roxy Theatre along with Vinyl Williams who will be opening the night. This will be right before the band heads up to San Francisco to play at Outside Lands. You can see Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s full tour North American tour schedule after the jump below. Tickets to see Unknown Mortal Orchestra at The Roxy will be going on sale starting on Friday,…
  • Contest: Echosmith @ The Fonda

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:22 pm
    LA locals Echosmith will be headlining a hometown show to get your weekend started off and we want to send a few readers to the show for free! The band are touring in support of their debut album Talking Dreams and you can see them over at The Fonda Theatre on Friday, March 27th along with The Colourist who will be opening up the show. There are still a limited amount of tickets available to purchase online now through AXS for $20.00 plus additional service fees. But we have your hook up in!All you have to do to win a pair of tickets to see Echosmith at The Fonda is drop us a quick email.
  • Butch Walker Adds Third L.A. Show

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:32 pm
    So far Butch Walker has sold out 2 nights over at Hollywood Forever Cemetery and he has added a third date in support of his latest album Afraid of Ghosts. The two original dates are scheduled for June 16th and 17th, but you have a third chance to get in and see him perform on Friday, June 19th inside of the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever. The last two shows with Butch Walker sold out quickly, so if you want into this third night you’re going to want to act fast!Get your tickets to see Butch Walker at Hollywood Forever on June 19th are available to purchase online now through Ticketfly…
  • HAIM To Play Benefit Show

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:32 pm
    HAIM announced that they have put together a special benefit night for their friend actress/baseball player Sammi Kane Kraft who died in a car accident back in 2012. The band posted this message on their Facebook account today:"After months and months of planning we are so excited to announce SAM JAM, a night celebrating the life of our friend Sammi Kane Kraft who we lost two years ago. We have asked a couple of our friends to come up and play some tunes with us on April 2nd at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.All ticket proceeds go to benefit Our House Grief Support Center.It’s going to…
  • Contest: Boyz II Men @ Club Nokia

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Boyz II Men will be coming to Los Angeles this week for a nostalgic performance and we want to send you there for free! You can catch the R&B group when they take the stage of Club Nokia on Thursday, March 26th. You can still purchase tickets for this Boyz II Men show through AXS. Ticket prices are ranging between $38.50 - $58.50 plus additional service fees. But we know why you guys are here. You want to get your hands on those free tickets in. So lets get to it.You can enter to win a pair of tickets to see Boyz II Men at Club Nokia and all you have to do is drop us an email. Contact us…
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    Music Consultant

  • The Beastie Boys Sampling, Megaupload and Google+ News, March 29, 2015

    Julia Rogers
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    The Beastie Boys prevailed in a long-running lawsuit over samples used on Paul’s Boutique. And the U.S. government officially won its civil forfeiture case against Megaupload and Kim Dotcom. Also, Adweek discussed why Google+ is on its way out.     The Beastie Boys’ Sampling Lawsuit Finally Over A long-running copyright lawsuit over samples used on The Beastie Boys’ album Paul’s Boutique finally came to a close this past week, reported Billboard. TufAmerica filed legal action on May 3, 2012, one day before member Adam Yauch’s death.   District Judge Alison Nathan…
  • Leveraging Music Discovery for Your Band

    Rick Goetz
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    Daniel Sander is Head of Business Development and Marketing at A lifelong music lover, he started out as a songwriter and musician, but ultimately decided to study finance and entrepreneurship in college. After spending several years in the finance world, he felt pulled to reconnect with his passion for music and took his current position at   Daniel talked about how works and what sets it apart from other ad networks. He also shared some information about how the service can help artists of all shapes and sizes build a real fan base, improve the…
  • Rhapsody and Twitter Partnership, Pandora vs. BMI and UMG vs. Indie Artists on YouTube, March 22, 2015

    Julia Rogers
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Rhapsody formed a new music-sharing partnership with Twitter. Also, Pandora and BMI awaited the results of a big royalty lawsuit. And an issue between and indie artist and Universal Music Group (UMG) called YouTube’s takedown policies into question.     Rhapsody Making its Entire Catalog Available via Twitter Rhapsody announced a partnership with Twitter that will make its entire catalog sharable and playable via the platform, according to Music Week. The news broke at the SXSW music festival last week. Rhapsody is the first streaming music company to offer totally licensed…
  • A music lawyer’s point of view

    Rick Goetz
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    This interview was originally published in 2010. While the industry has changed a lot in the past few years, this information is still relevant to the current climate.   I recently sat down with my friend Ron Bienstock of Bienstock & Michael, P.C. to talk about getting a music business off of the ground from a legal point of view.  Ron is a very experienced entertainment lawyer who has worked with Billy Joel, Simple Plan, Dream Theater, the Goo Goo dolls and numerous instrument and music equipment manufacturers.  Ron is also one of the more talented bass players I have ever met and…
  • Empire State Music Production Tax Credit, Instagram Carousel Ads and “Blurred Lines” Verdict News, March 15, 2015

    Julia Rogers
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    The New York State Assembly added a $25 million music production initiative to the 2015-2016 budget. Also, Instagram beefed up its advertising capabilities for brands. And experts discussed how the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit verdict will impact major aspects of the music industry.     NY State Assembling Approving Major Music Tax Credit New York assemblyman Joe Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) announced a partnership, the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit, with the music coalition New York Is Music on March 11. The initiative will add $25 million to the the 2015-2016 state budget…
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    ClickitTicket Blog

  • Kelly Clarkson Is Hated And Here’s Why

    My name
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Kelly Clarkson Is Hated And Here’s Why What’s wrong with Kelly Clarkson? Why is she popular music’s whipping post? Clarkson is like the anti-Beyoncé.  While you can’t say anything bad about Beyoncé, you pretty much have to say something bad about Clarkson. Since becoming a diva, Clarkson can’t get anyone but country music artists to sing with her.  Pop and rock acts don’t want to touch her with a ten-foot microphone stand. "I honestly would collaborate with a lot of people, but everyone usually says no," Clarkson told BBC Radio 1 in…
  • Ten Reasons Why You Should See The Eagles In Concert

    My name
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Ten Reasons Why You Should See The Eagles In Concert If you own Hotel California on vinyl, or bought Eagles concert tickets when the band featured Don Felder (or know who Don Felder is), then this article isn’t for you.  That doesn’t mean you should stop reading—not at all, you might learn something—but I wanted you to be prepared for what follows.  This article is intended for young music fans who think the Eagles are nothing more than a band their (grand)parents listen to. Eagles just announced a new round of concert dates for the United States.  The…
  • Shania Twain Lost $145 Million During Her Retirement

    My name
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Shania Twain Lost $145 Million During Her Retirement "This is going to be a big, big tour for me because it's going to be my last." The above quote is from the “Queen of Country Pop” Shania Twain.  The best-selling female artist in the history of country music has pretty much been on the sidelines for the past decade.  She’s returning in 2015 with her ultimate concert tour and an album. Twain hopes to release her first new studio album in 13 years on her 50th birthday.  Eilleen Regina Edwards from Windsor, Ontario breaks the half-century mark on August 28. Her…
  • Madonna, Madonna Tours Still Relevant

    My name
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    Madonna, Madonna Tours Still Relevant Journalist Emily Jupp, writing for The Independent Web site, recently asked is Madonna still relevant? The full title of her tome was “Is Madonna still relevant? Making an ass of herself at the Grammys may have signalled the end of the queen of pop.” In her article, Jupp documents several superficial reasons why Her Madgesty is no longer relevant. Of course, just asking if someone is relevant makes them relevant.  No one is asking if Grahame Skinner* is still relevant. One of Jupp’s premises for Madonna’s irrelevancy is her…
  • Daniel Tosh Is Really Offensive And Really Funny

    My name
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Daniel Tosh Is Really Offensive And Really Funny Daniel Tosh launches “The Great Nor’Easter Tour Of 2015” on June 9 at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono, Maine.  The tour culminates June 27 at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York.  In total, the funny man will visit 16 cities in the northeast corner of the country. Fans should also look for Daniel Tosh concerts in Albany, Providence, and Buffalo. Tosh’s stand-up act is so popular that I found three articles about the comic adding shows to his itinerary: >>Daniel Tosh Adds Second Rochester…
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    Pop Sirens

  • Listen: Will Young returns with new single ‘Love Revolution’

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    Will Young is back and he’s here to start a love revolution. The original Pop idol premiered his brand new Motown-inspired single ‘Love Revolution‘ on BBC Radio 2 this morning. It’s taken from his upcoming album 85% Proof, out May 25th. Wonderful @will_young31 is here! #nowplaying the *World Exclusive First Play* of his new single […]
  • Listen: Rihanna premieres brand new single ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    While Rihanna‘s ‘comeback’ single ‘FourFiveSeconds‘ offered us ‘drunken campfire realness’, the second single, ‘Bitch Better Have My Money‘, to be taken from her eight studio album is an aggressive urban trap track. We’re not entirely sure how this fits into Rihanna’s aim to release more timeless music that she wouldn’t grow tired of performing, but it’s a […]
  • Will Young to return with sixth studio album ‘85% Proof’ + single premiere

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    The original Pop Idol winner, Will Young, is set to make a return to music. His sixth studio album, 85% Proof, will be released on May 25th and the first single, ‘Love Revolution‘ is expected later this week. The pop star took to Twitter to announce the lead single would premiere on BBC Radio 2 […]
  • Lion Babe serve up Barbarella drag queen realness in ‘Wonder Woman’

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:42 am
    Lion Babe, the New York duo comprised of singer/songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey and instrumentalist and producer Lucas Goodman – have debuted a rather tantalising video for their new single ‘Wonder Woman’. The video is set in an alternative universe (most likely the same universe as the 1968 cult film Barbarella) and sees the […]
  • Rihanna previews new single ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ on Dubsmash

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Rihanna is ready to release the second single from her upcoming 8th studio album. The track is said to be called ‘Bitch Better Have My Money‘, or at least that’s what the braille says on the cover and she uploaded this charming piece of footage to her Instagram account which more or less introduces the […]
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    Eleven Magazine

  • The March ’15 Issue is out!

    Hugh Scott
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:47 am
    CaveofswordS, Blank Generation, Crazy XXX Girlfriend and lots, lots more Check it out online
  • Talkin’ ‘Bout OUR Generation

    Hugh Scott
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
    If any city in the country is ready for a new state of racial relations, it’s ours. Could Blank Generation’s mix of hip hop and rock music show the way forward? Hearskra-Z & Loose Screwz are Blank Generation Photo by Jarred Gastreich {All photos take at The Contemporary Art Museum} By Hugh Scott When the spotlight fell on St. Louis last year, it harshly highlighted existing racial disparities in the city and the region. As much as these problems have been getting earnestly discussed within the St. Louis music world, the usual big gap between conversation and reality remains. Which is…
  • Hello world, I’m your wild girl

    Hugh Scott
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Now that Crazy XXX GirlfrienD is here. STL just got a lot more interesting by Denmark Laine Photos by Chris Renteria There are those who claim the Lemp Brewery is haunted, and I’m inclined to agree. The ancient ruin of a German beer factory looks like the ideal hangout for a serial killer to set up shop, stacking bodies like cordwood. “No, no,” a friend assured me, “They’ve renovated. Turned it into recording studios and rehearsal space.” But when I first caught sight of the abandoned warehouses, bleached gravel courtyards and black smokestacks looming out of the darkness, I…
  • Signal In The Noise

    Hugh Scott
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:39 pm
    2015 is shaping up to be a big year for CaveofswordS, with a new member, a new label, and a new album,  by Grant Barnum I have traveled down unfamiliar streets in the night, and have been beckoned underground by avoice: female, warmly inviting, yet icy in tone. Together we descend into darkness, and the temperature drops. Behind me, the yellow lights of the street dim as we approach a room. I can sense its depth, though the ceiling presses down on us. New lights – deep, dreamy blues and dancing reds — glow and shimmer, casting shadows over objects that do not belong together in this…
  • Cherokee Nights

    Hugh Scott
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    By The Rev. Daniel W. Wright It’s a balmy fall evening in Forest Park, September 7, 2014. I’m at LouFest, enjoying the spoils of some write-up work, walking blissfully out of the Euclid Records with my freshly purchased copy of the Kinks’ Muswell Hillbillies, when a feeling hits me. As great as it is to be reaping the rewards of writing, something in my gut says that this is not where I belong. My mind says I should stay, but my heart won’t budge on the matter. I guess these are the things that separate good men from rich men. I turn from the two huge stages and the evening’s…
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    Offbeat Magazine

  • The Cube, Squared

    Jan Ramsey
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Photo: Kim Welsh This is what I’m starting call the week of “the cube”: on Wednesday the Jazz Fest announced its stage schedules, and on Wednesday, the French Quarter Festival put out their official brochure with their stage schedules. If anyone is interested in coming to New Orleans for the music, well, festival season is coming upon us pretty fast. Concurrent to the first weekend of Jazz Fest (April 22-26) is Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette, and that’s a whole other world of music. Look, I didn’t get into publishing a music magazine for nothing: music permeates…
  • Exploiting The Creative Process?  

    Jan Ramsey
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Robin, Pharrell and Marvin. Who gets the credit? (Photos: In case you have been paying attention to anything beyond Tom Benson’s psychological profile, or the arrest of creepazoid Robert Durst in New Orleans, another significant thing happened last week. Popular performers and songwriters Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were sued over their hit 2013 song “Blurred Lines” that the defendants—the family and estate of Marvin Gaye—say was plagiarized from a Gaye tune, “Got To Give It Up.” The court ruled in favor of the Gaye family. If this verdict stands…
  • Are More Visitors Really What We Need?

    Jan Ramsey
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    We love visitors to the city. We really do, despite the fact that some come to New Orleans with pre-conceived expectations of it being “party city,” and then proceed to drink to excess (drinking to have recreational fun is NOT the same as drinking to excess), trash the city streets, and acting like—shall we say boorish—while they are here. I wonder how often if those types of tourists are those sorts of people who come back to New Orleans again and again. The visitor who come back to New Orleans repeatedly are those who are entranced more by the flavor, culture, music and charm of the…
  • Startup New Orleans

    Jan Ramsey
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:54 pm
    The local media is touting the fact that New Orleans is a hotbed of activity for startup businesses. Entities like the Idea Village really kicked this movement into high gear, and various and sundry angel investor groups are now looking into investing in startup companies. For example, the New Orleans Startup Fund’s website asserts that New Orleans is far exceeded the US average on business startups per 100,000 adult population. It’s true. There are so many new businesses that have recently started here, and no wonder: the city is recovering economically; there’s a new huge teaching…
  • Curmudgeonly Thoughts on Krewe Gras

    Jan Ramsey
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Mardi Gras is over, thank goodness. Here are a few curmudgeonly comments. It’s fun to view the parades, appreciate the beauty of the costumes, laugh at the drunks, catch beads ‘n’ crap, dance to the marching bands and Mardi Gras music, visit with your neighbors, meet new people in the crowd. But. I have to tell you that Mardi Gras can be a royal pain in the ass. People in New Orleans accept it, but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t bitch about it. Traffic is horrendous, and God help you if you make a wrong turn and get stuck in a queue that’s backed up because of a blocked-off…
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  • The Dead Betties Releases New EP “The Way We Live Now”

    David Watt
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:50 am
    The Dead Betties took seven years to release a new single but it was worth the wait. The new single titled “The Way We Live Now” is one of the most amazing singles that you will listen this year. It is leading single in their forthcoming self-titled album. The name of this title single came […] Read the full post at - The Dead Betties Releases New EP “The Way We Live Now”
  • Everafter releases new album titled “Everything is One”

    David Watt
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:06 am
    Everafter came on the scene in Autumn 2010 in East London when brothers Alexis Daperis and Stefan Daperis and their friend Tim Wiltshire decided to start a power rock group. The band was able to book their first gig at The White Hart Lane Hotel in February 2011 in South London. The next two years […] Read the full post at - Everafter releases new album titled “Everything is One”
  • Single Review: “Ragdoll” by Kaia

    Asif Mumtaz
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    Kaia is a UK-based singer/songwriter who has taken the world by surprise with her stunning voice with the release of her debut single “Ragdoll”. She is only 13 years old and her single has already been selected for BBC Introducing South’s Track of the Day. Kaia tells us story of a girl’s first love in […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Ragdoll” by Kaia
  • The Magical Blue Orchestra releases their self-titled debut album

    David Watt
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Magical Blue Orchestra released their self-titled debut album last month. The Norwegian band released the album under their own label Honeybadger Records after recording it in their own studio. The album was mixed by legendary American producer Gary Hoffman, who has worked with various popular artists including Ray Charles and Ida Maria. The Magical […] Read the full post at - The Magical Blue Orchestra releases their self-titled debut album
  • Lost & Found. Unknown to Signed. The Story of HONOR.

    Harvey Dyer
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    Have you ever lost anything important to you? We all know that feeling. Frantically retracing your steps in vain to find it until reality finally hits you square in the face. The awful feeling of remorse and emptiness consumes you as you finally realise that that’s it. It’s totally lost. Never to be found. We’ve […] Read the full post at - Lost & Found. Unknown to Signed. The Story of HONOR.
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  • Cillie Barnes: Facework

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    There’s something in the frustration opening this track that feels incredibly rare nowadays — a break from the usual wound-in-hindsight poet. Plenty of songwriters pen cathartic cuts (“Ballad in Plain D” comes first to mind), but catharsis in real time, without affording oneself such wit of the staircase, is rare. Cillie Barnes’ “Facework,” which was recorded with Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott in Omaha, opens her new EP out next month.
  • PHOX Debut ‘Never Lover’, Play Tiny Desk Concert

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    From an instrumental standpoint, Wisconsin’s PHOX could bang out tight-knit whimsy all day, but then Monica Martin’s voice comes in, bringing with it a much-needed layer of light emotive tension. Simply put, they’re a fun band and a fitting way to ring in the new season. “Never Lover,” a springtime swoon that would fit well on their self-titled debut, was unveiled for Minnesota’s North Shore Sessions this week. Both this session, which finds Martin moving in and around the house’s performance space, and their new Tiny Desk Concert…
  • Emily Barker: Little Deaths (The Toerag Sessions)

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    London’s Toe Rag Studios — complete with an EMI REDD console formerly housed at Abbey Road — is one of the best under-the-radar studios around. Anyone who’s heard the White Stripes’ Elephant knows its vintage charm, but the other secret weapon is owner Liam Watson, a skilled engineer with a knack for catching timeless cuts on a 2-inch tape machine with just a handful of microphones. Of course, the main ingredient in all this is the talent in front of those mics, and this take from Stroud, England’s Emily Barker would sound great in any room.
  • Will Oldham Joins Bonnie Stillwatter + Hamilton Leithauser Covers ‘Trudy Dies’

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Will Oldham is often depicted as an enigmatic, headstrong solo artist, which seems to be true in part. But don’t forget that he’s also one of the most open-minded and prolific collaborators around. In the past year alone, Bonnie’s teamed up with Dawn McCarthy, Mark Kozelek, Santiparro, Doug Paisley, and many, many more, with each project leaning just as much toward his partners’ sound as his own oeuvre. The latest collaboration is with Watter, a post-rock outfit featuring members of Slint (Britt Walford), Grails (Zak Riles), and King Crimson (Tony Levin).
  • Gabrielle Papillon: Ain’t No Bitter

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:22 pm
    The Tempest of Old by Gabrielle Papillon There are some new tunes over the past decade for which I can’t help but imagine a Johnny Cash American series version. “Ain’t No Bitter” — Gabrielle Papillon‘s fine new piece of foreboding redemption — could be among that canon. Recorded in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, producer Daniel Ledwell infuses the cut with equal parts darkness and light; a theme of the record’s multi-textured yet inherently warm palette. There are many other standouts on The Tempest of Old, from the gothic dirge…
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    Megatrax Blog

  • Contemporary jazz guitarist Mordy Ferber talks with our Cary Ginell (Part 2)

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    (Click here for part one of this interview with the legendary Mordy Ferber!) Mordy Ferber in the Megatrax Studios Q: When you are creating, is your approach different, depending on whether you’re playing acoustic or electric guitar? A: In the beginning, I was influenced by so many things that I grew up with – classical music, jazz, modern jazz, Israeli folk – you don’t know it until you write the music, and if you say “it’s melodic,” where does the influence come from? Before I moved to the States, I was listening to standards. But I love to write music on my nylon string. I…
  • Q2 Planning for Music Budget and Branding Needs

    10 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    It seems like yesterday when you were prepping for the May book. But now, it’s happening again. The good news is, it’s not too late– or even probably too expensive– to consider an audience-endearing campaign. Whether you’re a station that’s in a dog fight for the #1 position, or a perennial #3 or 4 that needs to do something (anything) to make some noise, you probably don’t have to look far to have something to crow about. New on-air talent, even old on-air talent, the most accurate weather forecasting, your investigative team that should be a superhero character, you…
  • Contemporary jazz guitarist Mordy Ferber talks with our Cary Ginell (Part 1)

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    Mordy Ferber in the Megatrax Studios Guitarist Mordy Ferber has been a presence on the music scene for more than a quarter century. Born in Israel in 1958, he learned to play guitar when he was a boy and soon joined a rock ‘n’ roll band, touring Israel playing covers of songs by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and others. In 1981, he got a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston and started to play more jazz. Since moving to New York City in 1990, he has been a stalwart presence in television and film in addition to the studio and the classroom, teaching master classes in…
  • ¡Baile al ritmo de Mariachi!

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Megatrax adds another authentic regional Mexican album to our Sensación catalog with SN015 Mariachi. The tracks on this energetic release featurine trumpets, violins, guitarron, vihuela and vocal yells perfect for dancing, festivals, celebrations and more. Produced in response to a growing demand for Regional Mexican styles, these gorgeous Mariachi arrangements from Byron Brizuela & Enrique Carbajal, will have appeal beyond Hispanic radio and TV. And with this new release, Sensación is now the largest and finest collection of Latin music in the world—one we will continue to add to in…
  • Rock Around the Clock with BIB036, Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebels

    17 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Black is Blonde, the edgy catalog produced by our partners at Intervox, is back with two new releases this February, and their new rockabilly album, BIB036 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebels, will shake, rattle and roll you. Featuring 33 full tracks of authentic throwback rock and roll, this album will make you want to “Turn the jukebox on, shake your pelvis, feel like Elvis.” With all the variations included on the Rock/Pop, Rockabilly, Vocals (with Lyrics), Electric Blues, Comedy, Rock ‘n Roll, Blues Rock, Big Beat/Mashup, Stride/Boogie and Surf Rock full tracks, you’ll have 132 total tracks…
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    Lil Wayne Fansite | Weezy Blog

  • Lil Wayne Reunites With Mannie Fresh On Stage At Red Bull Guest House 2015 [Pictures]

    Danny M
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Yesterday, Lil Wayne performed live during Red Bull Guest House 2015 at the Sagamore, The Art Hotel in Miami, Florida. During his set, Tunechi also reunited with Mannie Fresh on stage and they performed “Go DJ” live together for the crowd. You can view plenty more photos of Weezy at Red Bull Guest House 2015 after the jump below! Photo credit: ASTR, Bryan Linares, Danielle Hein, Derick G, J Mac, Jaimie Pepping, Linnea, Lucy Oro, Madeline Taylor, Matt Medved, Mr. Mauricio, Natascha Van Dyk, Ricardo Mor, Sam Baum, and Terran Seratte.
  • Lil Wayne Has A Skating Session With Torey Pudwill & Erik Bragg In Miami [Pictures]

    Danny M
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Lil Wayne had a skateboarding session at his private indoor skate park in Miami, Florida yesterday. He was joined by Grizzly Gang’s Torey Pudwill, Erik Bragg, and others. You can view a couple more photos from the skating session below. Don’t forget that Weezy and Mannie Fresh will also be performing live at Red Bull Guest House 2015 later today!
  • Lil Wayne Attends & Performs Live At Coliseum Nightclub In Tallahassee [Video]

    Danny M
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Last week on March 20th, Lil Wayne made an appearance at Coliseum Nightclub with Young Money‘s Lil Twist, Hood and Mack Maine in Tallahassee, Florida for a stop on his current “Release Partiez” nightclub tour. During his appearance, Weezy got on stage and performed “Coco“, “Fingers Hurting“, “Only“, and “Truffle Butter” live for the people in attendance. You can check out a recap and different angles of Tunechi‘s live performance in the video after the jump below! Credit: DJ T Lewis, Neal “YC” Carter,…
  • Lil Wayne Officially Joins Instagram & Posts His First Picture

    Danny M
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:19 pm
    There have been plenty of fake Instagram accounts pretending to be Lil Wayne over the past couple of years, but if you didn’t know, he has now registered an official account on the social media website – follow it here. Even though the account has been up for weeks (even I remember following it in early February), Weezy only confirmed this news on Twitter a few days ago. He also made his first post just a few hours ago, which was the photo above of him, Marley G and N.O. Capo with the caption “Wooooop”. Tunechi is currently following no one and has 1.7 million…
  • Juvenile Speaks On Staying Out Of Lil Wayne & Birdman’s Feud In 2 Interviews

    Danny M
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Check out two interviews Juvenile did earlier this month with MTV and Hip-HopWired about the current drama going on between Lil Wayne and Birdman, as well as Cash Money Records (who he just resigned back to). The original Hot Boys member discussed how he doesn’t want to get involved with the feud, because no one knows how it will resolve, so he is trying to stay away from it, as well as confirmed that him and Weezy will be recording more songs together in the future. Juvie also mentioned that when he had beef with Baby and Cash Money years ago, Tunechi stayed out of the way of it and so…
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  • The Dead Betties Releases New EP “The Way We Live Now”

    David Watt
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:50 am
    The Dead Betties took seven years to release a new single but it was worth the wait. The new single titled “The Way We Live Now” is one of the most amazing singles that you will listen this year. It is leading single in their forthcoming self-titled album. The name of this title single came […] Read the full post at - The Dead Betties Releases New EP “The Way We Live Now”
  • Everafter releases new album titled “Everything is One”

    David Watt
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:06 am
    Everafter came on the scene in Autumn 2010 in East London when brothers Alexis Daperis and Stefan Daperis and their friend Tim Wiltshire decided to start a power rock group. The band was able to book their first gig at The White Hart Lane Hotel in February 2011 in South London. The next two years […] Read the full post at - Everafter releases new album titled “Everything is One”
  • Single Review: “Ragdoll” by Kaia

    Asif Mumtaz
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    Kaia is a UK-based singer/songwriter who has taken the world by surprise with her stunning voice with the release of her debut single “Ragdoll”. She is only 13 years old and her single has already been selected for BBC Introducing South’s Track of the Day. Kaia tells us story of a girl’s first love in […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Ragdoll” by Kaia
  • The Magical Blue Orchestra releases their self-titled debut album

    David Watt
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Magical Blue Orchestra released their self-titled debut album last month. The Norwegian band released the album under their own label Honeybadger Records after recording it in their own studio. The album was mixed by legendary American producer Gary Hoffman, who has worked with various popular artists including Ray Charles and Ida Maria. The Magical […] Read the full post at - The Magical Blue Orchestra releases their self-titled debut album
  • Lost & Found. Unknown to Signed. The Story of HONOR.

    Harvey Dyer
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    Have you ever lost anything important to you? We all know that feeling. Frantically retracing your steps in vain to find it until reality finally hits you square in the face. The awful feeling of remorse and emptiness consumes you as you finally realise that that’s it. It’s totally lost. Never to be found. We’ve […] Read the full post at - Lost & Found. Unknown to Signed. The Story of HONOR.
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  • US Monthly Online Radio Listeners, 2013-2019 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Although marketers realize digital radio has inherent limitations as a rich media or video medium, they are experimenting with novel ways to use the channel. Brands including Sony PlayStation, Anheuser-Busch and Procter & Gamble have tested a concept in which they “own” an hour of time on Pandora. If the listener opts in to an advertising message at the beginning of a session—say, watching a video ad—the next hour of listening is ad-free. Automakers have particularly close affinities with digital radio because of the streaming apps’ native integrations with in-dash players. BMW…
  • Online Radio Reach & Consumption, 2008-2015 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Some 44% of Americans aged 12 and up listen to online radio on a weekly basis, up from 36% last year and 33% the year prior, according to the latest annual “Infinite Dial” report from Edison Research and Triton Digital. Moreover, the percentage of survey respondents listening to online radio (defined as listening to AM/FM radio stations online and/or listening to streamed audio content available only on the internet) on a monthly basis cracked the majority threshold for the first time, reaching 53% of the 12+ population, up from 47% last year. No surprise, then, that a recent report from…
  • Music-Fans’ Attitudes Toward Concert Sponsorship, October 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:07 pm
    For many, there’s nothing like listening to some good music while unwinding from a stressful day, getting amped up to head out for the night or cruising in the car. Indeed, in an October 2014 study from GroupM ESP conducted by GroupM Next, US internet users ranked listening to music as the most important activity in their lives, at 22% of respondents. Meanwhile, watching television and reading came in second and third, at 21% and 20%, respectively. Based on the study, consumers want their music live, too, with one out of every two respondents saying they had attended a live concert or…
  • US Radio Revenue Trends, 2013 vs 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Increases in off-air (+16%) and digital (+9%) revenues were almost enough to offset decreases in spot (-3%) and network (-4%) revenues last year, as overall radio revenues slipped by 1% to slightly more than $17.5 billion, per the RAB. Auto dealers/dealer groups/manufacturers comprised the top-spending category, but cut spending by 2%. Four of the top 10 categories increased spending: #2 communications/cellular (+1%); #4 healthcare (+4%); #5 professional services (+4%); and #8 insurance companies (+3%). Meanwhile, AT&T ranked as the top-spending advertiser, followed by Comcast Xfinity…
  • Primary Way People Get Unstreamed Music By Age, September 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Teens are more loyal to streaming services than consumers of other ages, based on September 2014 polling by Nielsen Audio. When asked about the primary way in which they accessed music not available for streaming, US teen internet users said they found something else to listen to and waited for the original music to be available for streaming, compared with an average of 51% among all respondents. When they did go beyond streaming services like Spotify or Pandora, teens weren’t interested in paying—despite Piper Jaffray’s finding that MP3s, often paid for, grabbed the biggest portion of…
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  • Past Releases

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:07 pm
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    Dorothy Gilbert
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:06 pm
  • Cult Leader – Useless Animal

    Dorothy Gilbert
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Release Date: Jun 16th Cult Leader – Useless Animal (Deathwish) Track Listing: 01. Useless Animal 02. Gutter Gods 03. You Are Not My Blood
  • Fucked Up – Year of the Hare EP

    Dorothy Gilbert
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Release Date: Jun 16th Fucked Up – Year of the Hare EP (Deathwish) Track Listing: 01. Year of the Hare 02. California Cold
  • King Parrot – Dead Set

    Dorothy Gilbert
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Release Date: May 19th King Parrot – Dead Set (Housecore) Track Listing: 01. Anthem Of The Advance Sinner 02. Need No Saviour 03. Hell Comes Your Way 04. Like A Rat 05. Tomorrow Turns To Blood 06. Hone Is Where The Gutter Is 07. Sick In The Head 08. Punisher 09. Reject 10. Dead Set
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    Obsessed Magazine » Music

  • Sweet Streams: NEW Music by Joywave, Dick Diver and Dreamers

    Meets Obsession
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Because we love you (and because we’re on a mission to save you some time) we searched high and low for all the new music you need to add to your play list. Here are all the sweetest songs and bands we’re crushing on this week. Take a listen below. Bad Dreams by Joywave  (feat. Mick Jenkins & Little Simz) Tearing The Posters Down by Dick Diver Wolves by Dreamers
  • LISTEN: “Innocence” by Electric Youth

    Tricia Callahan
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Toronto based synth duo Austin Garrick and singer Bronwyn Griffin emerged from obscurity with their contribution to Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” soundtrack in 2011. For the film’s title track, “A Real Hero,” which lit up the iTunes charts following the soundtrack’s release, Electric Youth collaborated with College. As opposed to capitalizing on their sudden attention, Electric Youth took their time to stitch a worthwhile record together. And we’re happy to say they’re back and better than ever with their album, “InnerwoIrld.”…
  • The Holy Musical Matrimony Between Uber & Spotify

    Sarah Marloff
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Get ready for a duo greater than Ben and Jerry, Laverne and Shirley, even Dolce and Gabbana. As of next Monday (November 21), Uber and Spotify will join forces to make all your rides even more personal. The two in vogue companies made the official announcement Monday. “We’ve teamed up with our friends at Uber to let you choose the soundtrack for your ride,” Spotify declared on their website. “When you request a car, you’ll be able to choose the music you want to hear on the journey. When your ride arrives, it’ll be your tunes on the car’s speakers.” This new union – which…
  • Music in Review: The Return of Metro Station

    Hayley Lind
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Let’s face it. It’s been 8 years and “Shake It” is still stuck in our heads. But, lo and behold, Metro Station is back and better than ever. The pop-rock band, that we all thought vanished into thin air, is comprised of front men Trace Cyrus and Mason Musso. The two were introduced in 2006 when their siblings, Miley and Mitchel, were costars on the Disney TV show, “Hannah Montana.” In 2007, not long after the band was formed, they released their eponymous album, which was positively received by the public. Songs like “Shake It” and…
  • Rock to Frocks: Joan Jett Turns Fashion Designer for Hot Topic

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

  • How ill do you need to be before you cancel a performance?

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’ve been laid up for the past 10 days with a nasty bout of ’flu. For the first time in my 18-year career I’ve had to cancel a choir concert.In this case it was an obvious decision, but how ill do you need to be before you cancel a performance?It comes to us all at some point, whether we’re singers or choir leaders – a performance is looming and we become ill.If it’s a head cold or something else mild, it’s just an inconvenience and we soldier on. But what if it’s something worse? How can we tell if we should go ahead or cancel?Here are some questions you might want to ask to…
  • When you don’t feel like singing, that’s the perfect time to do it – sing yourself happy!

    16 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Many of us wait until the mood hits us before we do something. But often the doing something is what changes our mood for the better.The saying “Don’t sing because you’re happy, be happy because you sing” hits the nail on the head. Here’s why.Whether you sing in a choir, are a professional singer or a community choir leader, there will be days when you don’t feel like doing it.Like many of you, I’ve been fighting off a series of bugs over the last few months and it’s left me feeling low and unmotivated. I just want to slob in front of the TV and veg out. World go away!But I…
  • Copying music – how to stay on the right side of the law

    9 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I get regular emails from people asking questions about songs and copyright. I’m certainly no expert, but I have written a few articles that you might find helpful.I’ve also just discovered something called The Code of Fair Practice which (in the UK only) allows people in certain circumstances to get around copyright issues.UK copyright lawI’ve written about songs and copyright before:in my series of seven articles called Songs and Copyright,   and more recently in the post Choirs and copyright: a beginner’s guide for the bewildered. If a musical work is in copyright (which it…
  • Less is more: don’t feel you have to teach or learn new songs all the time (by Betsy Sansby)

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    Many choir leaders end up feeling like song factories because we feel that our singers crave novelty. If we don’t keep giving them new things, they might leave.One World Community Choir conducted by Betsy SansbyActually most singers in a choir welcome singing the old, familiar songs and find it hard learning new stuff all the time. It’s important to find the balance.Many choir leaders end up feeling like they’re a song factory, churning out song after song, week after week. It all ends up feeling a bit like a production line.But we bring this upon ourselves! We feel that unless we’re…
  • If you don’t feel nervous before a concert or a singing workshop then something’s wrong

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    I never sleep the night before running a singing workshop and I always feel terribly nervous before a concert – whether I’m singing or by FrancescoBut I wouldn’t have it any other way. The day you stop being nervous is the day you should give up. Here’s why.blast those nerves!I did a corporate singing workshop recently very much outside my comfort zone (large group of non-singers, mainly men). I was very, very nervous. Everyone who knew me said “It’ll be fine”. But that didn’t help.No matter how prepared I am or how many times I’ve done something I always…
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    The Blue Walrus

  • Warpaint live at the Apollo, London (Gallery)

    Chloe Newman
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    LA four-piece girl gang Warpaint, comprised of vocalists/guitarists’ Theresa Wayman and Emily Kokal, drummer Stella Mozgawa and Jenny Lee Lindberg on bass and backing vocals, show London why you’d want to be a part of their gang. All four walk on stage silhouetted against a smoky ethereal blown up backdrop of their self-titled album cover artwork, an image of a ghostly amalgamation of all four members faces. The stage is playfully decorated with a floor running neon light, interweaved through all four’s posts amongst their musical wires, with hanging coloured light bulbs framing the…
  • Funktionslust – A Different Street

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    In advance of their debut EP, A Different Street, due for release next month London-based duo Funktionslust have released one of the most urgent, exciting electronic tracks I’ve heard in a very long time. There’s rich, R&B vocals from Sage Redman layered over fast-paced, skittish beats, booming bass, and electronic grooves that twist and turn in and out of tune, in and out of time, developing into a vital skewed-pop ride. I’m pretty obsessed right now. Funktionslust – A Different Street was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • Kazy Lambist – Doing Yoga

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    We’re getting the new week started right with a new jam from Kazy Lambist, that is just cool as fuck. Hailing from Montpellier, Kazy Lambist produces exquisite, laid-back disco with an electro edge that is perfect for getting you in the mood to dance. And DOing Yoga is just that – a song to soundtrack strutting your way down the city street as the afternoon sun smoulders across the skyline as the night begins to open up before you. Doing Yoga is out today on the increasingly impressive Opening Light. Kazy Lambist – Doing Yoga was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • Festivals 2015: Ticketbis guide to the best London music festivals

    12 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    London has one of the best music scenes in the world, and while when most people think of music festivals they think of getting swallowed in the Glastonbury mud, there is a wealth of options in the capital as well. We’ve put this list together in collaboration with Ticketbis, which offers an after-market exchange where you can sell tickets they no longer want or buy tickets for sold-out events for which you missed the deadline – and we’ve all missed the boat on a tickets at some point. Here the dates for the diary… Field Day (6-7th June) Since its inception in 2007, Field Day…
  • Mt. Wolf – Hamburg

    11 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    Mt. Wolf‘s resurgence over the last few months continues with another slice of ethereal beauty in the form of Hamburg. Red brought the band back from the wilderness after a year’s absence, and Hamburg has once again stolen our hearts with its soft caress and subtle beauty. Both tracks will be featured on their upcoming Red EP, which is due for release on the fantastic X Novo label on 13 April. Catch Mt. Wolf live at Cecil Sharp House, London on 15 April Mt. Wolf – Hamburg was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
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    Feast of Music

  • Preview: Big Ears Festival in Knoxville

    Peter Matthews
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    I've hinted at this in some previous posts, but I'll be headed down to Knoxville, TN this weekend for the 4th edition of Big Ears Festival, which Rolling Stone has called "the classiest, most diverse festival in the country.” With good reason: encompassing everything from experimental and new music, to industrial electronica and indie rock, the festival is the brainchild of veteran Knoxville promoter Ashley Capps, best known as the driving force behind Bonnaroo and the Forecastle Festival. This year, the artists in residence are the Kronos Quartet, who will be playing no…
  • Tristan Perich's Parallels with Meehan/Perkins Duo

    Peter Matthews
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    I first heard Doug Perkins and Todd Meehan - otherwise known as the Meehan/Perkins Duo - perform Tristan Perich's Parallels at MoMA in 2013, as part of MoMA's Soundings exhibition. The performance, which was held outdoors in the Summergarden, combined tuned triangles, hi-hats and 1-bit electronics in an ecstatic, trance-inducing swirl of sound.  Over the past year and a half, the Meehan/Perkins duo has performed Parallels multiple times, refining their technique and honing their chops. They performed it again last night at Gowanus' Sky Gallery to celebrate the CD…
  • For Pierre @90

    Peter Matthews
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    Pierre Boulez, NY Philharmonic, 1975 from Répons (1981-84)
  • Ear Heart Music: Arkora and Duo Scorpio at Roulette

    Peter Matthews
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Above, members of Arkora performing Toronto-based composer Benton Roark's Songs from the Rainshadow's Edge for soprano, narrator and chamber ensemble last night at Roulette, part of this year's ongoing Ear Heart Music series. Opening was Duo Scorpio (harpists Kathryn Andrews and Kristi Shade), playing music they've commissioned from Andy Akiho (Two Bridges) and Nico Muhly (Fast Dances), along with Toru Takemitsu's rarely performed Bryce, featuring EHM director Amelia Lukas on flute.  The Ear Heart Music Series will close out the season - and its 6 year run -…
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    That Eric Alper

  • Flowchart: What romantic movie should you watch?

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    The romance genre is brimming with adventure, plot twists, heartbreak, joy and—hopefully—a happy ending. But with so many options to choose from, it’s not easy to find the right flick for your movie night. Unless, of course, you have Shari’s Berries’ fun and fabulous flowchart. You can pine for Ryan
  • There’s A Weird New Breed of Pit Bull

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Never seen one of these before…Not sure if I need one of these.
  • The Beatles’ Isolated Guitar Track for “I Feel Fine”

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    John Lennon plays I Feel Fine’s main riff on his Gibson while George Harrison sometimes doubles, and other times plays rhythm on his Gretsch Tennessean. At the time of the song’s recording, the Beatles, having mastered the studio basics, had begun to explore new sources of inspiration in noises previously
  • Pretty Cool Documentary on The Yorkville Music Scene in Toronto

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    If you want to know one thing about Toronto, let it be what went on in Yorkville during the 1960s. When New York City found its artists burrowing in Greenwich Village, and while artists were flocking to Haight-Ashbury on the San Francisco scene, the hippies of Toronto were building their
  • Republic Records/Island Records Exec’s View On New Media Strategy

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:18 am
    The Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, recently talked with Theda Sandiford, who is the VP of Commerce at Republic Records and Island Records, where she handles VEVO, Spotify, Youtube and more. Sandiford got her start at WBLS and then became the first black programmer of a major market country
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  • 10 Meghan Trainor Facts Every Fan Should Know

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am Meghan Trainor Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images priligy que es She has the two most irritating songs on the radio right now but they’re catchy as all hell. Meghan Trainor, the voice behind All About That Bass and Lips Are Moving, is taking the world by storm in just a short amount of time. All About That Bass was nominated for a Grammy earlier this year, while it didn’t snatch up any awards – thank God, by the way – Trainor has taken it in stride. I really wouldn’t know but she is in rotation at least twice every hour. Let us dive in and learn ten things about…
  • Gay Code Sheds Light On LGBT Community

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am With MTV at the forefront of teaching a whole new generation on how to act socially, the do’s and don’ts of a relationship, and the no-goes of personal hygiene. Yes, Guy Code and Girl Code are not only ‘teaching’ a new generation about everything they ‘need’ to know about becoming a man/woman living the in the 21 century, but both shows are doing it in an entertaining way. I prefer to watch Girl Code; it’s like lifting the veil on the secrets of the opposite sex. It’s not a perfect representation of the new generation of girls into women, but does give a…
  • VIDEO: Damon Dash Interviews with the Breakfast Club

    Kayla D
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am If you don’t already know, Damon Dash was the Co-Founder of Roc-A-Fella records, a record company most prominently known for discovering two of the most legendary hip-hop artists of our generation: Jay-Z and Kanye West. Dash, along with Jay-Z, went on to sell Roc-A-Fella Records to Def Jam in 2005. The seeming to be dynamic duo split ways leaving that relationship to wither and cause much speculation to whether there was “beef” between the two. During the split, a rising emcee by the name of Kanye West had just been discovered by Dash and ultimately decided to…
  • Mimi Faust Promises the Best Season of ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ Yet

    Kelland Drumgoole
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm Mimi Faust promises that the upcoming season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta is going to be the series’ best so far, according to an article in the Franchise Herald. In January, Faust boasted about the new round of episodes to reporters outside of her 45th birthday celebrations at the No. 8 nightclub in New York City. She confirmed that Margo Simms, the wife of her ex-boyfriend Nikko Smith, will be joining the cast. Faust also sealed her guarantee on this season’s quality by stating, “The upcoming season is going to be nuts so stay tuned.” It’s…
  • Fresh Music: Little R.O.C. Nine ‘I Need A Prayer’

    3 Feb 2015 | 9:58 pm I Need A Prayer single cover Whenever you hear a great song, you have to turn up the volume to not only hear the words but to also feel the music. That’s universal, not just for hip-hop and R&B. Any song that comes up on the radio, whether I can relate to it or not, that I can feel is worth it’s weight in gold. Our very own Kelland, who owns So So Active, released a new single on iTunes and Google Play. Describing this style as a cross between “Darius Rucker with… soul, gospel, and hip-hop,” I Need a Prayer conveys all the heartbreak and pain in the everyday…
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  • Weekend Music – March 27

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Here’s another big pile of music to turn up loud and get to know this weekend. Dig it. 1. Brodinski f. Bloody J – Us. Sounds like some sort of symphony of terrible machines playing R&B. 2. Denver’s Gila Monsta – Hyperbolic Grind Chamber (Ha!) Does the title sound heavy? Well, it is. 3. Palate cleanser: […]
  • Watch! Jamie xx – Loud Places (featuring Romy)

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    He’s a few months early, but Jamie xx has made his case for summer jam. The producer and member of The xx has announced a solo album, In Colours. From this album comes a video for the jam I am talking about – Loud Places. Loud Places features Romy Madley Croft from The xx on […]
  • Listen! Ghost Loft – Overflow

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:01 am
    A couple of summers ago, we posted a dreamy, minimalist track by an artist out of Los Angeles called Ghost Loft. Good news for fans of that first track – we have some more new stuff. By we, I mean Ghost Loft specifically – I am just the medium. The track has some slick, horn-filled […]
  • Listen! Waters – What’s Real

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    What’s Real? That’s a question I ask my robot girlfriend every morning as I look at her. It’s also the name of the new song by Waters. The band note that the song is “about ditching your fake friends and getting some real fucking friends.” See you later, robot lover, hello real friends! The track […]
  • Listen! FEMME – S.O.S.

    22 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    It’s been awhile since we’ve posted some stuff from FEMME (aka Laura Bettinson). The pink haired singer, also a member alongside Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich in Ultraista, has dropped some gems on us, such as Fever Boy, Educated, and my personal favourite Daydreamer. She returns with S.O.S., and it ain’t a Rihanna cover song, either. […]
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    Death and Taxes » Music

  • Fred Thomas solo LP features Radiator Hospital, Andrew W.K.

    Drew Salisbury
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Fred Thomas, frontman and main songwriter for experimental indie pop band Saturday Looks Good to Me, is releasing his first solo album, entitled “All Are Saved.” The album is due April 7 on Polyvinyl Records and features guest spots from Radiator Hospital’s Sam Cook-Parrott and Andrew W.K. Thomas has already released three early singles off the album (two featuring the aforementioned Cook-Parrott and W.K.) and fans familiar with Saturday Looks Good to Me’s poppy but often adventurous sound will find plenty to like about these tracks. “Bad Blood” starts…
  • Jamie xx shares video for ‘Loud Places’

    Jamie Peck
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Anyone missing the understated sexiness of English synth-pop band The xx will be pleased to know Jamie xx’s solo album “In Colour” is due to be released June 1 on Young Turks, and thus far it sounds (spoiler alert!) a lot like The xx. It features honey-voiced The xx vocalist Romy Madley Croft and bassist Oliver Sim, as well as Four Tet, Young Thug, and Popcaan. Mr. xx has already shared a few songs in advance of the big day, and now he’s released a music video for lead single “Loud Places.” Directed by Simon Halsall & JB Babenhausen, the clip…
  • Ben Stiller’s high school punk band Capital Punishment is getting reissued

    Jamie Peck
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    Once upon a time, before Ben Stiller was a runway model or a barometer of our maturity, he was a teenager who enjoyed cool young person things. And, via some combination of luck, taste, and the musically excellent time period in which he was raised, he ended up playing drums in a totally decent punk band called Capital Punishment for a hot minute. Now, that band is getting reissued (or more realistically, issued for the first time) by indie label Captured Tracks, and Stiller is positively tickled by it. On a recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show, he explained: I was in a ridiculously…
  • Madonna is done and her albums sales prove it

    Joel Freimark
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    No artist can stay on top forever, and Madonna had managed to stay at the front of the pack for longer than pretty much anyone else in music history. However, if her last few albums were an extended death knell, the content and sales of her most recent record are the judges, the final nail in the coffin has been slammed firmly into place, as she’s posted her worst sales numbers ever, moving less than 150,000 copies to date. Showing approximately 116,000 units moved in week one, sales fell by nearly 80% in week two, with a paltry 22,800 copies sold. While some may be quick to defend the low…
  • First take: Ceremony announce new album via a duel track music video

    Kevin Camps
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    North Bay hardcore legends Ceremony make waves once again with the announcement of their 5th studio album, “The L-Shaped Man.” 2012 saw the once gritty punk-rock powerviolence band evolve into a more polished post-punk sound with “Zoo.” An evolution that divided longtime fans of the band, it was a hard pill to swallow for some, but a positive departure for others. The duel track music video for “The Separation” and “The Understanding” has pretty much put to rest any idea that they were ever going to devolve back to their original sound. Even more polished, and, dare I say, pop…
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    Unshredded Magazine

  • Eurostar Reunites Cézanne Treasures After Over 100 Years

    18 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    THE Courtauld Gallery and Eurostar have collaborated to bring together the cupid statue from Cézanne’s famous masterpiece ‘Still Life with Plaster Cast’ and the artwork itself for the first time in over 100 years. The cupid statue was carefully transported by Eurostar to London from Cézanne’s studio in Aix-en-Provence, and is on display alongside the original masterpiece from 18th March in The Courtauld Gallery, which houses the largest collection of Cézannes in the UK. The reunion marks a countdown to the start of a new year-round Eurostar service to Lyon and the South of France…
  • Howard Marks Announces One-Off Event at Kentish Town Forum

    10 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
    Howard Marks & Friends is a very special one-off event at the Kentish Town Forum on the 27th February 2015. Following last weekend’s Observer Interview in which Howard revealed that he had inoperable cancer, many of his friends have come together to celebrate an extraordinary life with the man himself. Screen legend Rhys Ifans, who memorably immortalised Howard on celluloid in the film adaptation of Mr Nice, will be joined by members of the Super Furry Animals, including Daf’s latest project The Earth, Cian Ciaran and Bunf, who will all be performing throughout the evening. There will…
  • Interview: Adam Cohen

    12 Jan 2015 | 4:10 am
    THERE has long been a perception that the children of famous parents have it easier than most, but when your father is little short of a living legend, the towering comparative comes with a unique curse. As the son of Leonard Cohen, Adam Cohen has always faced a battle to be taken seriously as a singer-songwriter and not just one that’s in the industry off his father’s legacy. In 1998, aged 26, he released his first, eponymously titled solo album which made little impact. Six years later, he resurfaced as the frontman of a rock band, ‘Low Millions’, that never quite made it,…
  • Travel: Bruges

    10 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    By Gemma Brosnan LONG thought of as a Sleeping Beauty reawakened, Bruges is an unspoiled late medieval fairytale made up of tangled streets, narrow canals, handsome squares and charming old gabled houses. Unfortunately the secret got out many years ago—tourism has long been the principal industry here – encouraging a constant crush of admirers, but the preservation orders and bylaws very strictly ensure that the centre maintains its ancient allure. Brussels may be the bustling gateway capital thirty miles away, but Bruges was once the artistic and commercial hub of the whole European…
  • Review: Orestone Manor, The English Riviera

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    By Gemma Brosnan THERE’s no doubt the term English Riviera conjures up instant comparatives of everything the French do better, but perceptions of the old-fashioned seaside are slowly shifting away from the ‘kiss-me-quick, squeeze-me-slowly’ Brits-on-holiday mentality as the region undergoes an extensive revival. While Torbay’s sandy beaches and sub-tropical climate have long been highlighted, the region has recently undergone a dramatic refurbishment to shake off the dreary Fawlty Towers tagline that has haunted the tourist board for almost 40 years. Major redevelopment…
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    Highlanda Sound System High Quality Reggae Music

  • Welcome To Jamrock live 3-20-15 from Studio No. 7 *audio download*

    kahlil wonda
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Episode 45 – Welcome To Jamrock live 3-20-15 DOWNLOAD Welcome to the first reggae lover podcast episode of Spring 2015, marking the show’s one year anniversary. I have nothing but appreciation for those of you who listen to and support my podcast. I am in the process of moving and setting up a new studio to be able to continue producing this content so there have been some delays, but that will be over soon. Expect more unique mixes and informative updates to come your way on a weekly basis right here. This mix was…
  • Singer Jah – Roots, Reggae & Culture

    kahlil wonda
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    2008 winner of the Magnum Kings and Queens competition Singer Jah has now teamed up with Swedish producer Lance-a-lot.  Check out his new single entitled Roots, Reggae & Culture. Producer: Lance-a-lot Label: Lance-a-lot Production/SwingkidsFiled under: News, reggae Tagged: Jah, Jamaica, Lance-a-lot Production, Magnum Kings and Queens competition, Reggae & Culture, roots, Roots reggae, Singer Jah, Sweden, Swingkids
  • Rico Vibes and Natural Vibes Sound Invades Atlanta’s *Rocksteady* ~April 5~

    kahlil wonda
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    #RocksteadyATL April 2015 Be there Easter Sunday April 5th as veteran selector Rico Vibes from Natural Vibes sound and Da Flava Radio.Com returns to the Sound Table for a special classic Reggae music set alongside Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport.  Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night.  Early arrival, as always, is strongly suggested for #RocksteadyATL.Filed under: events, Food, reggae Tagged: Atlanta, Da Reggae Scene,, dancehall, lover's rock, Natural Vibes, Rico Vibes, rocksteady, Roots reggae, The Honorary Citizen, The…
  • Live from Rocksteady at the Sound Table [download]

    kahlil wonda
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Hear what happens at the Sound Table in Atlanta as I deliver a mixture of selections from brand new to deep foundation including roots reggae, dub and lovers rock tunes.  About 28 minutes into the audio Atlanta-based dancehall artist, Dreggae, is well-received by the crowd as he interacts and performs three of his brand new one-drop songs.  I follow with more musical selections and Rocksteady promises to remain a consistent event each month on 1st Sundays in Atlanta. DOWNLOAD Visit my Soundcloud for the full, raw, audio…
  • Studio No. 7 presents their SUITCASE SERIES taking off Fridays in March

    kahlil wonda
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    Studio No. 7 presents their SUITCASE SERIES taking off Fridays in March, featuring ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ with music by Highlanda Sound on Friday March 20thFiled under: events, Food, Hip Hop, News, reggae, Uncategorized Tagged: Highlanda Sound, music, Roots reggae, Studio No 7, SUITCASE SERIES, Welcome to Jamrock
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    The Lofty Oaks

  • #R40 – Primer

    The Lofty Oaks
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    The Lofty Oaks will be attending the #R40 Tour in May. A full review will follow including set lists, visual experience, sound quality, overall experience. Some are reporting that this could be the last tour of “This Magnitude” (whatever that means) At this point I would be happy with a Rush tour of “Any Magnitude”. I have been a following fan for over 37 years. I have enjoyed and valued every musical moment the boys have produced from the first moment I saw them on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert late one Saturday night in 1977 to today’s build up for the #R40…
  • Saints of Silverado – The Lofty Oaks

    The Lofty Oaks
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
    One more song done….  Filed under: General Music Posts Tagged: Guitar, Instrumental rock, Music, Progressive rock
  • Rush R40 Live

    The Lofty Oaks
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    North American Tour 2015 Click the photo for more details on locations and dates. Internet rumors have it that this may be the final full scale tour in the history of the band Rush. We can only hope this to not be true but something tells me this is a not to be missed tour event. I will be making plans now. See you at the show! Filed under: Miscellaneous Tagged: Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Rush (band)
  • Please Read Important Announcement

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

  • Interview: Isaac Jaffe

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    Isaac Jaffe is a composer, performer, and Head of Research at TuneSat, a company that uses audio fingerprint technology to monitor TV channels and websites for unlicensed music. After The Show: You juggle so many projects – composing music for … Continue reading →
  • Colony House

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    A live Brite Session performance of “Silhouettes” by Colony House:
  • “Perfect Vision”

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    The UK 7″ version of “Perfect Vision” by Cheerleader:
  • Knox Hamilton

    22 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    “Work It Out” by Knox Hamilton:
  • Moving Panoramas

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    A live performance of “Radar” by Moving Panoramas:  
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  • What the? A New Site?

    11 Mar 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Wow! Finally had some time this week to put the site up. Still working on it as you can see but I should have everything up and running by next week.
  • Free Cover Kit

    1 Dec 2014 | 12:21 am
    riginally 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.
  • Freak of the Week Con Kit

    30 Nov 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Yea it’s still available. It will also be available to purchase on this site to soon.
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    GOT A UKULELE - Leading ukulele blog for the beginner

  • Grand Northern Ukulele Festival - A Main Stage Preview

    Barry Maz
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Well, only about a couple of months to go before one of the worlds most 'feel good' ukulele festivals takes place in Huddersfield. Time, I think, for a preview of some of the leading acts on show this year.The trouble with this post though, there are so many acts performing this year, that I couldn't possibly feature them all in one post. Your browser and your internet connections wouldn't thank me.... So first up, let's take a look at some of the headliners for 2015.Manitoba Hal BrolundA regular in the headline slot in festivals all around the world, and a top end performer. Hal has a…
  • What Do You Mean by 'Over Built' Ukuleles?

    Barry Maz
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:22 am
    You may have noticed me use the term 'Over Built' when describing my thoughts on particular ukulele models. What do I mean by that and why should you be concerned?Martin T1K - an example of a well made, thin resonant solid wood ukulele. Bags of volume!There are a variety of factors that come in to play that influence how a ukulele is going to play and sound, and it certainly goes beyond the usual suspects that people focus on of 'solid tone woods and strings'. You see no matter how nice a piece of tone wood has been used in the construction of the instrument, it is always going to let you…
  • Should You Worry About Solid Woods Opening Up on a Ukulele?

    Barry Maz
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    In the world of stringed instruments, particularly guitars, if there is one topic that seems to create more disagreement than any other, it's the concept of solid wood tops 'opening up' with time. So in what may prove to cause exactly the same sort of debate, lets look at that concept with ukuleles.First up, if you are playing a laminate or plastic uke, then this doesn't apply to you. Nothing wrong with those ukes, it's just that they will never open up with time by virtue of their very nature, as I will explain below. I'm certainly not excluding you for any other reason than that, and I too…
  • LR Baggs Venue DI Pre-amp - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    I've spoken before on Got A Ukulele of the benefit of a pre-amp box if you are plugging in to an amplifier. Last time we looked at this model from Fishman which is rather good. Time to look at what may be considered a luxury option, particularly with a price tag of around £300. The LR Baggs Venue DI. But does that cost make sense?I've been a fan of LR Baggs gear for some time, particularly their Gig Pro series of belt clip pre amp boxes. They just sound incredibly clear and natural with acoustic instruments and far more so than any many other pre amp boxes which can still leave the ukulele…
  • Got A Ukulele Beginners Tips - Ukulele Scales and Sizes

    Barry Maz
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    Thought it was about time to put up a clearer comparison of the different sizes of ukulele.And lets stop this nonsense that any one uke size is in any way better than another - they all have their place. It's all about differing tones. It's not about upgrading as they get bigger, or some being easier than others.Beware the myths!© Barry Mazcopyright Barry Maz and Got A Ukulele
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  • Hit and run kills bicyclist

    Randy Miramontez
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Suspect vehicleSacramento PD Area of accidentGoogle Maps SACRAMENTO, CA – A bicyclist was struck and killed Tuesday evening by a hit and run driver of a Cadillac Eldorado. According to Police, a man in his 40s was struck Tuesday at approximately 6:44 p.m. on Sully Street near Marlin Spike Way. Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle described as a 1993 to 2002 silver Cadillac Eldorado, with tinted windows. The victim suffered critical injuries from the collision and Sacramento Fire Department personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene. Detectives believe the…
  • 2 arrested for attempted murder in North Sac

    Randy Miramontez
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    Armando PachicanoSacramento PD Eduardo CortesSacramento PD SACRAMENTO, CA – Two men were arrested Sunday for attempted murder after a domestic dispute erupted in a North Sacramento home. According to the Sacramento Police Department, 19-year-old Armando Pachicano and 20-year-old Eduardo Cortes were arrested for the attempted murder of a 23-year-old woman. On Sunday, at approximately 1:14 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department received a 911 call regarding a report of a woman who had been assaulted. Further reports indicated the sounds of screaming near the 2200 block of Grove Avenue.
  • Medieval mace used to kill dog and attack owner

    Randy Miramontez
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    Travis LanningSacramento Sheriff SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA – A man is being accused of killing a dog and then attacking the owner with a mace (ball with spikes). According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, a woman in her 50s was walking a friends dachshund when a man approached her from behind and he said he was going to kill her. Deputies who were driving on Garfield Avenue near Auburn Boulevard just after 4 a.m. Monday morning, came upon the woman and her attacker, who was later identified as 34-year-old Travis Lanning. The victim told deputies that she was walking her dog when…
  • Teen fatally shot in South Sacramento

    Randy Miramontez
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:47 am
    Area of shootingGoogle Maps SOUTH SACRAMENTO, CA – A 19-year-old man was shot to death Sunday night in a South Sacramento neighborhood. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 8:40 p.m., deputies responded to multiple calls of gunshots being fired from area residents in the 7600 block of Southbreeze Drive. Arriving officers located a man, later identified as 19-year-old Jose Rodriguez, of Sacramento, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Rodriguez was declared dead at the scene. Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into the motive…
  • One dead in solo vehicle accident

    Randy Miramontez
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Area of fatal accidentGoogle Maps SACRAMENTO, CA – A 23-year-old man is dead after the truck he was driving ran off the side of the road in a rural part of Sacramento County. According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, Brandon William Jakaboski, of Rio Linda, was killed in Sunday evenings accident along Highway 99 near Elverta Road in Sacrament County. According to California Highway Patrol, at around 7:15 p.m. the truck Jakaboski was driving, ran off the right shoulder as he was traveling southbound on Highway 99, causing the vehicle to flip over. Jakaboski was the lone…
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  • The 10 Best Pink Floyd Songs

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    Pink Floyd – the greatest progressive rock band of all time and one of music’s most successful bands, have sold over 250 million albums around the world, spaned for 14 studio albums. They gaining early recognition for their psychedelic rock music with ‘The Piper At The Gates of Dawn’, and for their focus on experimentation [&hellip(Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)
  • Brit Awards 2015: Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are the biggest winners

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    The night at O2 Arena have a competition between Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran over who can win the most important awards. Ed Sheeran eventually picked up the two biggest awards of the night. With his second album, ‘X’, Sheeran beat competition from George Ezra and Sam Smith to claim the best album gong. The singer-songwriter, [&hellip(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)
  • Grammy Winners 2015: Sam Smith Wins 4 Awards, Including Song Of The Year

    10 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The British singer  won four Grammys, including Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best New Artist. In Los Angels, the 57th annual Grammy Awards, saw the 22 year old singer won three of the top four prizes, losing best album of the year for Beck’s ‘Morning Phaze’ – this album was also [&hellip(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)
  • The Best Beatles Wallpapers

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960, became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced what many consider their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The [&hellip(Visited 59 times, 1 visits today)
  • The 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

    19 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
    In this post, we’he listed 10 albums that we’re looking forward to hearing most than anything else this year. Some of these albums have definite release dates others are subject to change. See below 10 albums that we hope they help keep music in good shape:   10 – Faith No More – (TBA) Faith [&hellip(Visited 82 times, 3 visits today)
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  • Honey Cocaine – Hella Illy (Video)

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Before she releases her upcoming EP, The Gift Rap, Toronto rapper Honey Cocaine is back with a new visual over her DJ Official-produced cut, “Hella Illy.” Directed by Teddy Rock, the record lives on her latest album, Like A Drug, out now. Watch the trippy visual above and pre-order The Gift Rap on iTunes now.
  • Rihanna’s Animated Movie Projected To Earn $56 Million During Opening Weekend

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Home, DreamWorks’ latest release, starring Rihanna did impressively well at the box office this weekend. The animated film earned $15.6 million on Friday, March 27 and is projected to earn close to $56 million by the end of the weekend. Home is the company’s best opening since 2008’s Kung Fu Panda. The movie, given an A CinemaScore, beat out Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell’s Get Hard. Rihanna voices a teenager that befriends an alien voiced by Jim Parsons after being separated from her mother, portrayed by Jennifer Lopez. Rih helped create the movie’s soundtrack,…
  • Fifth Harmony – Worth It Ft. Kid Ink (Video)

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Premiered last night at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, here is the official visual to Fifth Harmony‘s Reflection-album cut, “Worth It,” featuring Kid Ink. Watch the video to the Stargate-produced track above
  • Izze The Producer – Gangland Ft. Lil Durk, DC Young Fly, & AD

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Virginian native, Izze The Producer, has called on Lil Durk, DC Young Fly, and AD for his latest single, “Gangland.” Listen below. Sending my condolences out to @lildurk_ and the family .. Emotions . Control them . Everything isn't about you . Or how you feel . — iZZE (@IzzeTheProducer) March 28, 2015
  • Karrueche Tran Gets Emotional About Chris Brown On Iyanla: Fix My Life (Video)

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Karrueche Tran sat down with life coach Iyanla Vanzant on Iyanla: Fix My Life. The 26-year-old model got emotional when discussing her relationship with Chris Brown. Kae has been pretty quiet about their relationship, breakup, and Chris’ baby, but opened up for the first time in Saturday’s interview. Throughout their 41-minute talk, the model spoke on meeting Chris and why she decided to date him despite his assault on Rihanna. She also finally answered if she knew the truth about Breezy and Rihanna’s rekindling saying, “I was under the impression that it was a friend…
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    The Record Stache

  • Work Drugs – My Billie Jean

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Work Drugs has been consistently providing us all with an excellent (and plentiful) stream of music throughout the years and they are showing no sign of slowing down. The band may have a couple handfuls of albums to their name and more memorable singles than you can shake a stick at, but My Billie Jean just may have charted itself as my favorite release of theirs. It’s got that classic, Work Drugs sound that’s bursting with laid back nostalgia, but the new track also comes with a chorus catchy enough to find its way stuck in your head long after listening. Skeptical? Feast your…
  • GUEST PLAYLIST: Liam Goodrum-Bell (Tape Runs Out)

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:52 pm
    We recently premiered the debut single from Cambridge indiepop-folk outfit Tape Runs Out, called Friends, which drops on March 30 on Ear to Ear Records on, which Creation Records’ founder Joe Foster describes as “a new Welsh/Canadian label in the spirit of Creation and 4AD and just as obsessed as that!”. We mentioned this label earlier in relation to a stunning free-download shoegaze compilation they’ve issued.  Since then, we’ve enjoyed some banter with the band’s front-man Liam Goodrum-Bell, who presents us a very personal playlist today. Also, grab the band’s free EP while…

    18 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    By Meta Mae Hoepfner-Homme (MindCoup Radio) I am very honoured to be able to interview the highly intriguing Shauna McLarnon, who is proving to be increasingly worldly and colourful with experiences, having lived in a variety of vastly contrasting places- from Whitehorse to Ukraine. This seems to add dimension to the music, a certain hue, wisdom, and depth. Shauna is the lovely voice of Ummagma, a dreamy, ethereal, rhythmic electro duo. She, along with her husband Alexx Kretov, have created a ton of beautiful music, which has been remixed in so many ways, each one equally as cool as the last.
  • Jens-Ulrik Kleemeyer – Shitfaced

    16 Mar 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Jens-Ulrik Kleemeyer is no stranger around these parts. We’ve been championing the singer/songwriter’s music over the past few years, as well as the Danish band he’s in Green Lives (so glad their album The Years is finally available here in the United States). Jens-Ulrik caught my ears back in 2012 with a soul exposing sound that nestled itself somewhere between Peter Gabriel and Coldplay. His music has the ability to come off as laid back, low tempo piece of spacious guitar folk that could break out into a sprawling, epic that makes sure every inch of your speakers…
  • Cutting-Edge Shoegaze: Stella Diana at Forefront of Italogaze

    12 Mar 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Interview with Stella Diana Gradually becoming a force to reckon with in the world of post-Creation Records’ music, Italian shoegaze bands are making their mark on today’s scene in a phenomenon I’ve already seen coined as Italogaze in one blog. Is there something to this claim? We have had the ‘fortuna’ (as Italian political philosopher Machiavella used the term) to speak with perhaps the most interesting shoegaze phenomenon emerging from Italy – Stella Diana. We think they are unique in the world of Italian shoegaze, not to mention nothing short of fabulous. As one of Italy’s…
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  • Best Youth – Melt

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:29 am
    Portuguese duo Best Youth are proud to announce the release of their forthcoming début album, ‘Highway Moon’, set for release on 30th March. With a sound best described as a clash between electronic indie rock and dream-pop, vocalist Catarina Salinas and Ed Rocha Gonçalves (guitar, keys, synths, programming, vocals) recently released new single ‘Red Diamond’, along with its gorgeous B&W accompanying video, directed by the multi-talented Gonçalves. Click here to view the embedded video. Now available as a limited free download, the LP’s opening track showcases Catarina’s…
  • Yorkshire Rats – Glory Days

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    Leeds punks Yorkshire Rats have a new album ‘Sea of Souls’ it’s out now, released 24th March on Indelirium Records. Formed in 2004 by Don Mercy (ex-Abrasive Wheels, ex-Billy No Mates) Yorkshire Rats released a rabble rousing 7” and a hooligan fuelled EP and after supporting Rancid in 2006, went on extended hiatus. Now, they’re ready to get back into the ring and fight their way to the top of the punk rock food chain, with their endlessly catchy, hook-laden sing-a-long punk rock anthems which seem destined for eternal glory and to become the stuff of folk legend.
  • Cotton Claw – Grainy

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:14 am
    COTTON CLAW is a project that brings together four acclaimed French producers: Lilea Narrative, Zo aka La Chauve-Souris, YoggyOne and Zerolex. One year after releasing their lauded debut EP ‘D U S T E D’ with remixes from Slugabed, Kelpe and Julien Mier, Cotton Claw are back with their first full length LP ‘V O L U T E S’. 12 brand new tracks composed by 8 hands where the 4 producers come together once again to demonstrate the Cotton Claw signature sound. Fluffy, granular, elegant, dense, intense, powerful and bright, VOLUTES manages to inject all these elements with their own…
  • Episode 124. Lost On Radio

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:06 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 for visual chapters. Lost On Radio is now broadcast on seven…
  • First Signs of Love No 145. Record/Start

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:33 am
    There is something gloriously retro about Record/Start’s début double A side, it’s released via cassette and within seconds we were transported back to our teenage years, when a night out meant a mix-tape, and a dangerously fast car journey with a select band of excitable car singers. This is the most musical fun you’ll have this week, with a wall of crunchy guitars, Weezer-esque harmonies and twinkling pop percussion. Their début single is being released on limited edition cassette by Post/Pop Records who have released cassette tracks by Everything Everything, Pulled…
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    Weekly Music Commentary

  • There Is No Time Like The Present

    Edward Reid
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Kat DahliaWhen I was younger my dad said the words I chose for the title very often. Like so many others, perhaps many persons before him, they used the words when it came time for some accomplishment. The wise saying also was an impediment to procrastination. It helped anyone to focus on a goal without wasting time. Another way to look upon these words is great things happen when they should. Ready or not, when the time comes, musical stars burst upon the scene. Earlier this year I happened to read an article in The Examiner that highlighted the point that this most likely is the year many…
  • Creating Music With Substance

    Edward Reid
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    Arika KaneEvery once in a while I like to let all of you know about the music in my digital library. Of course, like most music non-specific genre bloggers, I listen to a wide variety of music. It is necessary in order to provide the best commentary possible. However, many ask me what type of music, or artists, I choose for my individual listening pleasure. Well, my listening habits still tend to be quite varied, but I do have my favorites. One artist that has found her way into my listening preference is Arika Kane. Not to be confused with Erica Kane, the character portrayed by Susan Lucci…
  • Doing It My Way

    Edward Reid
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Jacob WhitesidesFor many of you who regularly read the Weekly Music Commentary, you might remember three weeks ago I spoke about the negative thoughts my friend expressed regarding young singers today. At the time I did not try to change his thinking. One reason was I did not feel any evidence would really make a difference for him. If I had him listen to some examples he probably would just push them aside as more of the same. I learned a while ago that it is difficult for people to change beliefs, especially when they are based upon appreciation of art. Another reason I decided against any…
  • Listening To The Fans

    Edward Reid
    8 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Ne-YoThe world today has changed from what it was several years ago. Today, everyone seems to find it necessary to multi-task at all times. I have heard many friends say “there just are not enough hours in the day for all the things I need to accomplish”. We all are now equipped with smartphones, tablets, laptops, several e-mail accounts, and a plethora of social media accounts and all require constant attention. If you own a business, amplify all of this times ten. The entertainment industry is no different as musicians of today find themselves very busy working to complete several tasks…
  • The Happy Horn Will Be Missed

    Edward Reid
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Clark TerryLast week, as I logged into my computer I saw the headline that caught my attention: Legendary Jazz artist Clark Terry dies at 94. As I read the news item, it seemed almost surreal. Clark Terry lived so long I began to believe I would never see such a headline. Nevertheless, we are now faced with the reality of the loss of another great artist. Since I read about Clark Terry’s death, my thoughts went back to my childhood, long before my teen years to time spent with my father. My dad, a jazz trumpeter himself, introduced me to the music of Clark Terry long before I began to study…
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    Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Music Production Blog

  • Engineer Dennis Moody On The Latest Inner Circle Podcast

    Bobby Owsinski
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    We celebrate the one year anniversary of the Inner Circle podcast with my very first guest, engineer Dennis Moody.Dennis is unique in that he does both live sound as well as works in the studio, and he does both extremely well.In fact, he's a favorite engineer of the some of the best drummers in the world, including Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Michael White and the late Ricky Lawson, among others. When these drum gods want their drums recorded right, they call Dennis.On Inner Circle #1 I spoke to Dennis primarily about concert sound, but this time around we focus on the studio, especially his…
  • 38 Special "Hold On Loosely" Isolated Vocals

    Bobby Owsinski
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some artists and bands are lucky enough to get one iconic song that will continue to be played on the radio even decades after it was popular. 38 Special's "Hold On Loosely" from the bands Wild Eyed Southern Boys album (their 4rth) is just such a song, and today we'll take a listen inside to the isolated lead vocal. Here's what to listen for.1. Take a listen to the reverb. There's a lot of it on the vocal (which you don't hear in the mix), and it's pretty short and delayed.2. Most of the song has the lead vocal doubled. The exceptions are in the beginning of the first verse and the ad libs on…
  • The New AES 3D Audio Standard

    Bobby Owsinski
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    You may not be aware of it yet, but 3D audio may be the next big thing. What is 3D audio, you might be asking yourself?It's what will accompany the graphics in the new virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift, the Microsoft HoloLens or Sony Project Morpheus. In an immersive graphics world our normal 2D audio just isn't enough, so that world has to be expanded to 3D to keep up with the visuals.In staying on top of the trend, the Audio Engineering Society has introduced a new standard called AES69-2015 which provides a framework for binaural and 3D personal audio products. This format…
  • 9 Reasons A Guitar Pickup Sounds The Way It Does

    Bobby Owsinski
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    As any electric string instrument player knows, there are a number of different types of pickups, and within each category there's a tremendous variation in possible tone.This excerpt from The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook explains the 9 factors that affect how a pickup sounds. The next time you're in the market for one, keep these in mind so you can better tailor the pickup to your needs."Just like most things in life, something that seems so simple on the outside is very intricate on the inside and a pickup is no exception. Here are the numerous factors that contribute to a…
  • Evidence That The Loudness Wars May Finally Be Over

    Bobby Owsinski
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    For way too long mixers and mastering engineers alike have been forced to squash songs before their final release, first in an effort to sound louder than everyone else's (especially on radio), then to just keep up in level with what's already out there.But squashing a song to within an inch of its life may finally be counterproductive, as most digital services are now each employing their own brand of normalization in an effort to make all songs the same volume level for a better listening experience.Here's a great video from UK mastering engineer Ian Shepherd that explains how it all works…
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  • Loose Tooth- Pickwick Average

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Loose Tooth is a Philadelphia bred foursome that mix jerky guitars with morphing rhythms and emotive pop vocals that dip in and out of a loud-quiet-loud dynamic. Their debut release, Easy Easy East, shows a band finding their sound as a four piece and falling in love with it. Lead singer Kian Sorouri brought in new band newcomers Christian Bach and Kyle Iaganella after the release of their 3-track demo and couldn't have been happier with the improved results heard on the new record. "[They] shred the hell out of LT's old demo tracks and give them an entirely new feeling," Kian beams.
  • Van Dale- Speak Yellow

    17 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Speak Yellow is Van Dale's second single from their forthcoming S/T album due out March 31st on Fleeting Youth Records. The track is about being persecuted by the outside world for who you love and simply letting nay-sayers know that you refuse to comprehend their language.Pre-Order Cassette Here
  • Free Album: Cool Mutants- Surfin THC

    16 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of my favorite releases of the year so far comes from an Evansville, Indiana based punk foursome, Cool Mutants, who pump out buzzed punk/pop that demands for repeat listens.Surfin' THC is a stellar collection of slacker anthems for landlocked stoners that sounds like The Ramones -- bloated on Pizza and kief smoke-- surfin' waves of fuzz-blown guitars. "Be Dumb" and "I'm Not Worried" are the standout songs below.Free DownloadSurfin THC by Cool MutantsSurfin THC by Cool Mutants
  • Video: Pale Angels- Ditch Digger

    14 Mar 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Transatlantic grunge punks, Pale Angels, released a real dark horse of a record in Primal Play a couple of years back and, by the sounds of things, they might be about to top that. 'Ditch Digger' is the second track to be released from the band's forthcoming second LP set to release April 6th via Specialist Subject Records (UK) and Recess Records (US).
  • Robot Princess- Violent Shooting Stars

    10 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Charged by the innocent, intertwined vocals of frontman Beau Alessi and keytar/vocalist Catherine Anderson, Violent Shooting Stars is a story of friendship and finding out who really has your back, especially when you are escaping from swamp monsters.It's signature Robot Princess as they play a "style of rock that thrives on its intricate laid back wordplay and guitar runs comparable to Pavement while Beau Alessi and Catherine Anderson possess the back and forth vocal chemistry of a more serious sounding Moldy Peaches" (TheFireNote). Playful, perfect 90s influenced "indie rock" with a highly…
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    Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • Episode 68 - Miranda Cooper

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:38 am
    Pop mastermind Miranda Cooper of Xenomania talks about her songwriting process and the various techniques used to write hits like 'Round Round' (Sugababes), 'Sound of the Underground', 'Love Machine', 'The Promise' (Girls Aloud), 'Left My Heart in Tokyo' (Mini Viva), 'Love etc.' (Pet Shop Boys) and 'The Boy Does Nothing' (Alesha Dixon). In addition to speaking about her successful writing partnership with Brian Higgins, Miranda also talks in detail about her early career as a dancer, performing as one half of pop duo T-Shirt, and solo as Moonbaby.
  • Episode 67 - Tom Robinson

    16 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    Singer-songwriter and broadcaster Tom Robinson talks about his approach to songwriting and the stories behind classics like '2-4-6-8 Motorway', 'Glad to be Gay', 'Bully for You', 'Martin', 'Power in the Darkness' and 'I'm Alright Jack'. Tom also talks in detail about his early life, his experiences co-writing with Elton John and Peter Gabriel, and his plans for a new album.
  • Episode 66 - Sondre Lerche

    2 Feb 2015 | 2:17 am
    Norwegian pop powerhouse Sondre Lerche joins Simon and Brian to talk about the writing process behind songs like 'You Know So Well', 'Sleep on Needles', 'Two Way Monologue', 'Heartbeat Radio' and 'I Cannot Let You Go'. Sondre also speaks in detail about the influence of Prefab Sprout on his work and the writing of his recent album, Please, including the stunning single 'Bad Law'.
  • Episode 65 - Dan Wilson

    7 Jan 2015 | 1:28 am
    From his days as the frontman of alt-rock band Semisonic to his latter-day career as a solo artist and co-writer of songs for some of the world's biggest artists, Dan Wilson has proven himself to be an extraordinary songwriter. In this episode, Dan chats with Simon and Brian of Sodajerker about the songwriting processes behind 'Secret Smile', 'Closing Time', 'Chemistry', 'One True Love', 'Someone Like You' (Adele), 'Not Ready to Make Nice' (Dixie Chicks) and more. Dan also describes the writing of songs from his recent solo album, the excellent Love Without Fear.
  • Episode 64 - Jeff Daniels

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:08 am
    Actor, singer-songwriter and playwright Jeff Daniels is the guest for this special holiday episode. Jeff joins Simon and Brian to talk about his songwriting process on songs like 'Grandfather's Hat', 'Allen Parkway Inn', 'The Dirty Harry Blues', 'The Michigan in Me' and 'Mile 416'. Jeff also talks in detail about his new album, Days Like These, and the ways in which his acting and writing inform his music.
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  • NEW: Communions – ‘Out Of My World’

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Copenhagen based quartet Communions have unveiled their latest offering ‘Out Of My World’. Lifted from their soon-to-be-released self-titled EP – ‘Out Of My World’ sees the Scandinavian four-piece offer up, sub-six-minutes of punchy indie-rock, with spritely hooks and heavy reverb-laced vocals – the track is catchy without feeling its being forced on you. Check it out below: ‘Communions’ EP is out 2nd June via Tough Love Records TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • The Japanese House unveil new track ‘Pools to Bathe In’

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
      New to the Dirty Hit roster is The Japanese House, the moniker of London based solo-artist Amber Bain. Bain has grasped our attention with her new track ‘Pools to Bathe In’ which is the latest cut to be streamed from her forthcoming debut EP. Overflowing with chilled-out vibes and soothing atmospheric-touches ‘Pools to Bathe In’ is an blissfully-composed piece that hits all the right notes with us… Check it out below: ‘Pools to Bathe In’ EP is released on April 27 via Dirty Hit By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • The Cribs confirmed for The Great Escape 2015

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    The Cribs are amongst the final acts confirmed for The Great Escape 2015 Joining headliners Django Django, Kate Tempest on the bill today, is a mammoth 150 new acts including Fickle Friends, Gaz Coombs and The Strypes. The Great Escape takes place in Brighton over May 14-16. Tickets are available here. The full list of additions are as follows: A.O.S.O.O.N / ACID ARAB / ADY SULEIMAN / AFRIKAN BOY / AKCADAMY / AL BAIRRE / ALLUSONDRUGS / ANDREAS MOE / ARBORIST / ASTRONOMYY / BABY QUEENS / BAD WEED / BAXTER DURY / BEACH BABY / BILL RYDER JONES / BLANCK MASS / BLAUE BLUME / BONKAZ / BRIKA /…
  • In Pictures: Kid Wave @ Sebright Arms 24.03.15

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
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  • Lusts unveil new track ‘Mouthwash’

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    Leicester brothers James and Andy Stone aka Lusts have unveiled their latest offering ‘Mouthwash’. The sibling duo bring to the table swashes of shoegaze infused pop and reverb-laced guitar licks on ‘Mouthwash’ leaving you’re ears to soak its atmospheric landscape. Check it out below: ‘Mouthwash’ is out now via digital download on 1965 Records. TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
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    Weekly Podcast

  • ARTIST FEATURE: Heather Powell

    Christopher Russell
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Drama degree, armed forces, head of a military theatre company, recording artist - it’s hardly a standard trajectory. But Heather Powell’s unusual The post ARTIST FEATURE: Heather Powell appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • ARTIST FEATURE: Vince Grant

    Christopher Russell
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    If it’s candour you’re looking for, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Vince Grant offers that in spades. “I’ve suffered from depression my whole life,” The post ARTIST FEATURE: Vince Grant appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Hyacinth

    15 Mar 2015 | 11:32 pm
    My most recent track, inspired by the mythical relationship between the Greek god Apollo and his young male lover Hyacinth. As the The post Hyacinth appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • New Single "So Far So Close" from "Clan Balache" electronic artist

    14 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Pre-Release of single "So Far So Close" - album by Clan Balache Prior to publication in official stores is available a pre-release  to download from The post New Single "So Far So Close" from "Clan Balache" electronic artist appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
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  • NEW: Communions – ‘Out Of My World’

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Copenhagen based quartet Communions have unveiled their latest offering ‘Out Of My World’. Lifted from their soon-to-be-released self-titled EP – ‘Out Of My World’ sees the Scandinavian four-piece offer up, sub-six-minutes of punchy indie-rock, with spritely hooks and heavy reverb-laced vocals – the track is catchy without feeling its being forced on you. Check it out below: ‘Communions’ EP is out 2nd June via Tough Love Records TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • The Japanese House unveil new track ‘Pools to Bathe In’

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
      New to the Dirty Hit roster is The Japanese House, the moniker of London based solo-artist Amber Bain. Bain has grasped our attention with her new track ‘Pools to Bathe In’ which is the latest cut to be streamed from her forthcoming debut EP. Overflowing with chilled-out vibes and soothing atmospheric-touches ‘Pools to Bathe In’ is an blissfully-composed piece that hits all the right notes with us… Check it out below: ‘Pools to Bathe In’ EP is released on April 27 via Dirty Hit By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • The Cribs confirmed for The Great Escape 2015

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    The Cribs are amongst the final acts confirmed for The Great Escape 2015 Joining headliners Django Django, Kate Tempest on the bill today, is a mammoth 150 new acts including Fickle Friends, Gaz Coombs and The Strypes. The Great Escape takes place in Brighton over May 14-16. Tickets are available here. The full list of additions are as follows: A.O.S.O.O.N / ACID ARAB / ADY SULEIMAN / AFRIKAN BOY / AKCADAMY / AL BAIRRE / ALLUSONDRUGS / ANDREAS MOE / ARBORIST / ASTRONOMYY / BABY QUEENS / BAD WEED / BAXTER DURY / BEACH BABY / BILL RYDER JONES / BLANCK MASS / BLAUE BLUME / BONKAZ / BRIKA /…
  • In Pictures: Kid Wave @ Sebright Arms 24.03.15

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
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  • Lusts unveil new track ‘Mouthwash’

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    Leicester brothers James and Andy Stone aka Lusts have unveiled their latest offering ‘Mouthwash’. The sibling duo bring to the table swashes of shoegaze infused pop and reverb-laced guitar licks on ‘Mouthwash’ leaving you’re ears to soak its atmospheric landscape. Check it out below: ‘Mouthwash’ is out now via digital download on 1965 Records. TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
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    Style of Sound

  • Look What We Found | 1hr Melodic Techno Mix from Koen Schepens

    Style of Sound
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    If you're a regular reader, you'll know that we're a fan of the melodic techno mixes that get played each month via Cinematique Visions on Proton Radio. This month's featured artist is Koen Schepens. The post Look What We Found | 1hr Melodic Techno Mix from Koen Schepens appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Where to Go this Weekend: The Long Now in Berlin

    Style of Sound
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:49 am
    One of the spring events we've been looking forward this year is “The Long Now” taking place at Berlin's Kraftwerk from Saturday. The post Where to Go this Weekend: The Long Now in Berlin appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Watch Sound Waves Extinguish a Fire

    Style of Sound
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:41 pm
    “Two engineering students from George Mason University in Virginia have stunned their professors by inventing a fire extinguisher that uses sound to put out flames. By blasting a fire with low frequencies between 30 and 60 hertz range, the extinguisher separates oxygen from fuel, explains inventor Viet Tran, who built the device with fellow student Seth Robertson.” The post Watch Sound Waves Extinguish a Fire appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Check Out this Lovely House Track from The Cyclist

    Style of Sound
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am
    We recently discovered this new track from the Cyclist which comes from a six-track EP called Hot House EP due for release on music/is/for/losers The post Check Out this Lovely House Track from The Cyclist appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Mid Week Mix: Deep X Tech House Mix from Budakid

    Style of Sound
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Hot on the heels of his 'Silamaire EP' Manual Music invited Dutch DJ Budakid to take care of this months' Manual Movement show. Lots of great deep and tech house grooves by this artist! The post Mid Week Mix: Deep X Tech House Mix from Budakid appeared first on Style of Sound.
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    Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither

  • Behind the Video: “She’s My Superpower”

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    This was a fun one, but it took awhile to wrangle it into a proper live video. “She’s My Superpower”, the opening track off my “Starlite…” record, is an upbeat love song, and it’s propelled along by Steve Kritzer’s mandolin.… Read more → The post Behind the Video: “She’s My Superpower” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #144: Nashville Songwriter/Guitar Slinger Will Kimbrough

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Click here to listen to the interview with Will Kimbrough (time = 26:21) Here’s the second of a two-part interview with Nashville singer/songwriters Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough. In this second half, we’ll focus on Will’s new CD, “Sideshow Love”. (If… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #144: Nashville Songwriter/Guitar Slinger Will Kimbrough appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #143: Nashville Songwriter Brigitte DeMeyer

    12 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Click here to listen to the interview with Brigitte DeMeyer (time = 23:35) Here’s the first of a two-part interview with Nashville singer/songwriters Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough. In this first half, we’ll focus on Brigitte’s new CD, “Savannah Road”. How… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #143: Nashville Songwriter Brigitte DeMeyer appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Three MacDonald’s, Tears, and Laughter

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    There’s a new venue in town, and it’s quite the cool, artsy place. The Haute Enchilada, behind the WHOLE Enchilada in Moss Landing, has a new performance space. It’s very cool, and it’s in the capable hands of Bourne Archer,… Read more → The post Three MacDonald’s, Tears, and Laughter appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #142: “Drive-Ins and Mountain Lions”

    16 Jan 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Click here to listen to”Drive-Ins and Mountain Lions” (time = 20:33) We’re kicking off 2015 at “Songs and Stories” with a quick episode and a preview of upcoming projects – a show at Moss Landing’s The Haute Enchilada on January 24,… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #142: “Drive-Ins and Mountain Lions” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
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    Uke Song of the Month | RSS Feed

  • Ukulele Chords: How to Make E chord and D chord on uke

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    D and E are two of the most hated and feared chords on the ukulele. Here's a quick tutorial on easier ways to play D chord and E chord on ukulele. The post Ukulele Chords: How to Make E chord and D chord on uke appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • How to correctly pronounce “Ukulele” ??? My epic battle with Jake!

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    How to avoid sounding like a prat, a poseur, or a cultural appropriationist when pronouncing "ukulele." The post How to correctly pronounce “Ukulele” ??? My epic battle with Jake! appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • The PROCESS of learning ukulele

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:18 pm
    So what PROCEDURES can you start implementing today to make your ukulele playing easier tomorrow? The post The PROCESS of learning ukulele appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • Danno’s Big List of Annoying Words

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    You want to be familiar with all the basic chords so you can play all the songs that you want to play, and not have to just shame-facedly flip the page because a song has chords that you “can’t pronounce." The post Danno’s Big List of Annoying Words appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • Danno’s shameful, embarrassing confession

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Here's my public service message for today: like taking bath once a week, whether you need it or not, go change your strings. It's like getting a new ukulele for eight bucks! The post Danno’s shameful, embarrassing confession appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
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    Ashley J. Saunders

  • Carl Verheyen – Arranging for acoustic guitars

    Ashley Saunders
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    I’m a massive Carl Verheyen fan. He has a really different and unique approach to harmony. Carl recently posted this video, which gives a great insight to how to arrange for acoustic guitars.   Check it out and what arrange tricks do you use?   Carl Verheyen – Arranging for acoustic guitars is a post from: Ashley J. Saunders - Educational Music Author
  • Gear 2015

    Ashley Saunders
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    I’ll try to be brief, but it’s about gear, so it might actually not happen!   In the last 6 months, I’ve purchased and sold a number of things: mostly pedals, but also a new guitar.   Guitars I’m still using the Les Paul goldtop, Duo Jet and the Rockingham – which I still love (and i’ve been using it a lot for teaching as well!). I have added a Tele to the fold – It’s a cheap one and is prime for a project. My first real live auction buy!   However, I’m suffering from a lack of time – like we all are, and so it might…
  • Billie Jean [Unbelievable Cover!]

    Ashley Saunders
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:53 am
    Billie Jean [Unbelievable Cover!] is a post from: Ashley J. Saunders - Educational Music Author
  • Not Listening = Over Playing

    Ashley Saunders
    9 Jun 2014 | 7:01 am
    I’m as guilty of this as much as anyone – so, I’m not trying to be judgemental – just helpful.   The reason behind this post is simple, YouTube keeps suggesting people’s covers of tunes I’ve just seen. Now if I love the original then I’ll be sure to check out the the cover. The problem with this is that most people are over playing, this leads me to hit the back button within 30 seconds of the clip starting.   It’s not that they haven’t spent hours listening, learning and perfecting the tune.   It’s often that they haven’t listen to the tiniest and…
  • How To Get More Gigs As A Guitarist

    Ashley Saunders
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:20 am
      Just some more tips to help you get more gigs as a guitar. A few weeks back I covered how to get more gigs for you band but this one is for you!   – Learn to play what the song needs not what your ego wants to.   – Learn the importance of not playing.   – Understand the role of dynamics in music.   – Become a team player, keep you ego in check and remember who you’re working for.   – Have a rig you can plug-in and play quickly and easily. This saves time and effort.   – Learn percussion and some basic keys or even take…
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    Radio Crowdfund

  • Questions about Music Crowdfunding?

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I shut this blog down in the fall of 2014, but I still seem to get emails about how to run a successful music crowdfunding campaign. If you have questions, feel free to send them along, but I always recommend that people have a look at the Launch & Release web site — the guys there are the pros from Dover when it comes to this stuff. Follow their guidance and there’s no way to fail.
  • That’s a Wrap: Music Crowdfunding is Toast

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

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

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

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

    Sevak Kirakosyan
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Improving your ear for music can help you learn foreign languages, and vice-versa. Find out how this works and how to train your ears more effectively for both. Continue reading →Related posts:Learn Music Like You Learn A Language: Naturally! (Victor Wooten) Pop… or just popular? Dance… or just good to dance to? Take the genre test! Starting to Sing: Learn to sing even if you have a bad voice or can’t sing in tune
  • Starting to Sing: Learn to sing even if you have a bad voice or can’t sing in tune

    Christopher Sutton
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Starting to Sing is the new all-in-one guide to learning to sing easily, accurately and confidently - even if you have a bad voice or can't sing in tune. Continue reading →Related posts:How To Tune Your Voice to Different Instruments Learn to sing in tune: with Tune It Up! How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune
  • Open Your Ears to the Contradanza

    Andree-Ann D.
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    The Cuban Contradanza is an interesting and varied musical form using latin rhythms. Learn how to understand and recognise it when you hear one performed. Continue reading →Related posts:Open Your Ears: Musical Bridge to Burma Open Your Ears to 60×60 Open Your Ears: Creation Multimedia Oratorio
  • How To Tune Your Voice to Different Instruments

    Jenny Green
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Every musical instrument has a different characteristic sound, or "timbre". As a singer, to sound in tune with them you must learn to adjust your own timbre. Continue reading →Related posts:How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune How To Love Your Own Singing Voice Learn to sing in tune: with Tune It Up!
  • How to Use Your Vocal Registers Effectively

    Jenny Green
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    Your voice has multiple registers and learning to use each effectively will improve your voice and fix those "problem notes" in the middle of your range. Continue reading →Related posts:Vocal Control: and How To Improve Yours 3 Singing Exercises to Improve Your Vocal Pitching The 16 Keys to a Good Singing Voice
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  • The Business of Freelancing, Blogging, and Books, According to Author Jennifer Armstrong

    Mark Armstrong
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    First, I should note: I am not related to Jennifer Armstrong. But! I have followed her writing closely over the years — first during her years at Entertainment Weekly, and more recently as the author of books like Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted (Simon & Schuster), which offered a definitive history of the classic TV series. Her blog also happens to be a must-follow on She gives glimpses into her current work (she’s doing a Seinfeld book next) and she’s refreshingly transparent about the business (and hard truths) of being a freelance writer in 2015. I spoke with…
  • New Themes: Saga and Satellite

    Caroline Moore
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, ladies and gentlemen! Let’s take a look at our two newest free themes, Saga and Satellite: Saga Saga, designed by the talented Justin Tadlock, is a theme tailor-made for writers, by a writer. The theme’s impeccable typography and attention to detail make for an enjoyable reading experience, and with support for large featured images and multiple post formats, Saga is flexible enough to be used as a photoblog, a personal journal, or a tumblelog. Read more about Saga on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site from Appearance → Themes! Satellite…
  • Press Publish Livestream

    Andrea Middleton
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Kathy Cano-Murillo will present on how she became A DIY Success. Press Publish, the very first blogging conference organized by, will be held in Portland, Oregon, this Saturday. (Psst! We’ll be in Phoenix hosting Press Publish on April 18th, 2015.) Erick Prince-Heaggans will present Around the World in 80 Posts. Because this is the first event of its kind, we’re eager to get as much feedback from attendees as possible. And since it’s not always easy for people to travel to attend conferences, we’ve decided to bring Press Publish Portland to you (or at least to your…
  • This April in Blogging U.: The Return of Writing 101!

    Michelle W.
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    This April, we’ll be offering Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit. Writing 101 is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit and push you as a writer, while publishing posts that mesh with your blog’s focus. What is Writing 101? Writing 101 is a four-week course that runs from Monday, April 6, to Friday, May 1, 2015. Each weekday, you’ll get an assignment that includes a writing prompt and an optional “twist”; prompts are your topic inspiration for the day, while twists push you to experiment with writing techniques and tools. Who else is…
  • New Themes: Resonar and Scrawl

    Takashi Irie
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, all! Today I’m pleased to present two new free themes designed especially for longform writing. Resonar Designed by yours truly, Resonar is an elegant blog theme with full-screen Featured Images. It’s perfect for blogs about fashion, food, or design, and the layout works especially well for longform features with large images. The combination of gorgeous images and beautiful typography creates posts that make an immediate visual impact. Read more about Resonar on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site from Appearance → Themes. Scrawl Scrawl,…
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    AudioCred: Indie, Rap, Rock Music Blog

  • New Album: Josiah Williams (@JDeanWilliams) – “Rerouting”

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Josiah Williams, Hip-Hop/Rhythmic Soul artist from Peoria, IL, release his official Christian Rap album, “Rerouting,” which is now available via iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Amazon, Google Play and much more. As a young, African-American male, he…
  • VERSED Online PREMIER: ChAyo Nash (@Chayo904) – “Uppers” Ft. @TPAIN

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
      Florida’s hottest upcoming Rapper/Producer teams up with the sunshine state legend T Pain for his first official single off album Sex, Drugs, and Sushi Vol. II. DO NOT CONSUME ALCOHOL OR OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY AFTER INTAKE. “Uppers”  is…
  • FEATURED New Music: Brenton (@YoBrenton) – “A.D.O.T.S”

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
      The NY/MIA Emcee Brenton returns with some melodic tunes for 2015.  A.D.O.T.S. is an unreleased track from Brenton’s 2012 mixtape, The Brenton Brown Affair, which features production from Skitzo (Of The R.E.G.I.M.E.), who collaborated…
  • New Music: Michael Gadiva (@MICHAELGADIVA) – “JUST DO IT”

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
      In an age where music follows a cookie-cutter format, it’s quite rare to find an artist who blends raw talent with a unique sound. New artist  Michael Gadiva  not only displays those gifts, but presents them in stunning fashion. A native…
  • New Music: Don Meeno (@DonMeeno) – “West End”

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
      Back with the second installment of his weekly series #MeenoMondays, Toronto-based artist Don Meeno returns smoother than ever with another fresh recording titled, “West End.” With a classic jazz-laced instrumental courtesy of fellow Toronto…
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  • ALBUM REVIEW : Ralegh Long – ‘Hoverance’

    The Accidental Journalist
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    An LP full to the brim with slow to medium paced piano ballads may not be to everyones taste but Ralegh Long’s debut LP ‘Hoverance’ seems completely fitting on this wet, wind-swept Sunday morning. This beautiful 10 track release oozes tranquility and leaves one with an overwhelming sense of satisfaction. The fact that ‘Hoverance’ exists at all is quite remarkable. I for one thought we may have heard the last of Ralegh Long, considering it has been nearly 3 years since the artists last release proper (the Gift EP’s) but the London based artist has managed…
  • ‘The Slow Readers Club’ album number 2 about to show all why they’re music journalists favourites

    The Accidental Journalist
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    If you haven’t been fortunate to experience the charm, great songwriting and brooding Manchester sound of ‘The Slow Readers Club’ yet, then that could be about to change with the news that the follow up to 2011’s self-titled LP is about to land (via Extenso Music). The Slow Readers Club release their highly anticipated second album ‘Cavalcade’ on Monday April 14th and if current single ‘I Saw a Ghost’ is anything to go by then we’re in for a real treat. Already credited as one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from…
  • Unapologetic indie-punk from Sheffield’s ‘Nai Harvest’ + New LP and tour dates

    The Accidental Journalist
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    Sheffield duo ‘Nai Harvest’ have returned with a new single (listen to ‘All the Time’ below), a series of tour dates and news of an April album release. The new single is a frantic three and a half manics of indie (seasoned with a little punk for good measure) and follows last years ‘Hold Open my Head’ EP and a series of live dates that brought this guitar laced band to the attention of gig-pigs the breadth of the UK. The duo (Ben Thompson and Lew Currie) also dropped ‘Sick on my Heart’ earlier this year and both tracks give us a clear…
  • BOOM! : NRVS LVRS – ‘Golden West’

    The Accidental Journalist
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:06 am
    NRVS LVRS may be familiar with those of you who visited GIGsoup towards the end of 2014. The San Francisco band have already achieved ‘Track of the Day’ status with previous single ‘City Lights’ and now they’re at it again with this stunning atmospheric release ‘Golden West’. The quite beautifully directed video comes courtesy of renewed photographer Elizabeth Weinberg and can be seen above. The song is the title track of new album ‘The Golden West’, and highlights social injustice regarding housing, particularly in California, but the…
  • EP REVIEW : DíSA – ‘Sculpture’ EP

    The Accidental Journalist
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Out this week is the impressive debut EP from Icelandic singer-songwriter DíSA. The 5 track ‘Sculpture’ EP is a clever mix of electronica and dark pop that highlights an artist very much on the up and up. Title track ‘Sculpture’ certainly stands out; containing angelic vocals, thrashing guitars towards its climax and the sort of base that is guaranteed to rattle floor boards. It’s a dramatic and passionate track to begin ones musical CV with. It’s hard to find fault with any of the music on offer here. ‘Marry You’ is a beautiful stirring…
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    this is our jam

  • {RECAP} milky chance

    28 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    On Wednesday night Morgan ventured to a sold out 9:30 Club to catch rising stars Milky Chance -- check out her awesome recap below!! (And *hint*hint* stayed tuned to TIOJ for an interview with the band!)In between sets at the 9:30 Club on Wednesday night, like many concert goers, I started killing time on my phone. So, I confess to being completely startled when three (yes, three) giant dream catchers started to fall from the ceiling. Once the dream catchers finished their descent and hung over the stage I turned to a stranger next to me and said, “I already love everything about this Milky…
  • {WATCH} dan deacon's tiny desk concert

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Brace yourselves for one of the most energetic and frenetic Tiny Desk Concerts ever care of Baltimore creative Dan Deacon. On a casual morning at 11AM, Dan took over the NPR offices with a self-playing piano and his unique blend of music and started a surely unforgettable dance party for the folks over at NPR. Dan's unique performance style, encouraging crowd participation and unabashed dancing, is so free and fun that I immediately bought myself tickets to his upcoming show after watching this performance four times in a row. Press play below and keep your eyes pealed for dancing cameos from…
  • weekend thoughts...

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    Happy weekend! We've got some awesome concerts descending upon DC this weekend (TIOJ's covering three!) so whether you're at the shows with us or just dancing in your room in your undies, we hope you have a weekend full of fun and good music!Your Weekend Jam: In anticipation of their show on Saturday night, rock out to Milkman's remix of MisterWives' "Reflections"!TIOJ Thoughts:Loved All Songs Considered’s SXSW Lullaby feature they did every night last week. So dreamy. Coachella and H&M have paired up once again for a clothing line of boho styles and florals for April’s festival.Can…
  • {PLAYLIST} hipster hookups, part ii

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Watch out, friends -- things are about to get a little sexy in here. Grab your boo or your crush (we know there's someone; there always is an influx of new romance as the weather warms up), and get cozy. These sultry jams will keep the hipsterest of your love interests intrigued.Dim the lights and press play below!Keep the sexy times going with our original hipster hookup jams.
  • {THROWBACK} "unwritten"

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    I was watching the series finale of Pretty Little Liars the other day (who wants to talk with me about it??) and I was charmed when, as the girls walked into their fake prom, Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten" came on. This, of course, immediately reminded me of one of my favorite shows of all time -- The Hills.In case you're looking for some new blogs to follow, might I suggest those of the always lovely Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth? And I will leave you with one of my favorite nuggets of truth: Brody is Kim Kardashian's stepbrother. Just think about that for a while.
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    The Standing "O" Project Singer/Songwriter Podcast

  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Jaclyn Steele / Joan Osborne / Jason Luckett

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    The March 23, 2015 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Jaclyn Steele performing "Dodged A Bullet," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewingJoan Osborne, and Jason Luckett performing "Stack of 45s." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Groovespeak / Rickie Byars Beckwith / Natasha Borzilova

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    The March 23, 2015 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Groovespeak performing "Can't Turn Back," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing Rickie Byars Beckwith, and Natasha Borzilova performing "Wilder Days." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Gretchen Peters / ToddTijerina / Eric Bibb

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    15 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
    The March 16, 2015 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Gretchen Peters performing "Five Minutes," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing/ ToddTijerina, and Eric Bibb performing "With My Maker I Am One." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Robb Murphy / Jesse Winchester / Over The Rhine

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    8 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The March 9, 2015 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Robb Murphy performing "The Mysteries Of The Heart," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing Jesse Winchester, and Over The Rhine performing "Drunkard's Prayer." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Paul Fogarty / Carrie Elkin / Tracy Newman

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The March 2, 2015 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Paul Fogarty performing "600 Days Of Pain," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing Carrie Elkin, and Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements performing "You Loved Me Better." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians…
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    Crooked Manners

  • Game of Thrones pre-Season 5 Guide [Many Spoilers]

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Ed. Note: Emma Watson is not actually on the show, but still, Emma Watson.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve been waiting for the new Game of Thrones season since roughly the moment the last one ended. But that was like a year ago, and now, thankfully, mercifully, it seems that HBO has blessed mankind once more with a bounty of GoT episodes slated to begin April 12th. In anticipation of the new season, here is a laymen’s run-through of the major houses. House Lannister So when we last left the Lannisters, Tyrion (the imp) was shooting and killing Tywin (his father, the…
  • Think tank study gets to bottom of Math & Science Majors dropout rates

    12 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    As the Wall Street Journal reports*, The National Bureau of Economic Research has put its top men on the case to discover why Math and Science departments at universities around the country are suffering from higher dropout rates than their liberal art counter parts. Doctors Ralph and Todd R. Stinebrickner have read the tea leaves and the results may shock you: Students don’t like failing classes. Todd R. explains the phenomena, “Students knew science was hard to begin with, but for a lot of them it turned out to be much worse than what they expected…What they didn’t expect…
  • Smartwatch pioneers Pebble surpass the 2000% funding mark

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    Pebble Time, a new smartwatch from the makers of the original Pebble, has been launched again on Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform.  Given the success of the original product on Kickstarter, CEO Eric Migicovsky decided to go back to the company’s roots. So far, Pebble has raised over $10.3 million from more than 47,000 backers and has funded its goal in excess of 2,000%.  More astounding than those numbers however, is the short amount of time it has taken the company to achieve these results.  The campaign was launched Tuesday, February 24, a mere two days prior to writing this…
  • Bionics To The Rescue

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm
    The world of bionics has been making great leaps forward in the past few years to the delight of many. One of the biggest and most impactful advancements has directly benefitted those who have suffered through many years of life without the use of one or more of their limbs. Over the past few years, we have seen biotechnology advance to the point of testing inventions that would allow for paraplegic people to finally walk again which is an amazing feat for the human race. Recently however, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have made huge advancements to a bionic prosthetics project that…
  • The Future Is Here

    9 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    Technology is an ever evolving industry in our world today and the possibilities seem to be endless. One of the biggest advances in technology recently has been the advent and implementation of 3D printing. 3D printing has an endless number of uses ranging from making basic toys, all the way to now building cars. Yes, you heard it here first, Local Motors unveiled their new 3D printed “Strati” electric car back in September at the International Manufacturing Technology Show. The new two-seater was created in just 44 hours using 3D printing technologies which also reduced the number of…
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    Travel Hymns

  • MMMF 2015: Day 1 Rocked!

    Travel Hymns
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
    This weekend is a great time to hang out in the shade. (Read: it’s too damn hot to be caught in the sun.) That’s why you’ll find us chilling out under the leafy green with our sketchbooks at this year’s McDowell Mountain Music Festival. Well, that’s when we’re not in the press pit with all the other sweaty bloggers and legit journalists dancing a jig or bouncing around. Either way, we are psyched that our favorite home-grown music festival has finally arrived!!! Yesterday was epic with Passion Pit headlining. I gotta say that the sound was a little too…
  • ANOTHER MMMF 2015 Pre-Report!

    Travel Hymns
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Tickets are selling out at McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2015!  As a music festival junkie formally trapped in the barren land that was once Phoenix, Arizona, I could not be prouder to boast that I now live in a land of Music festivals! Yes, this is Phoenix! That being said, you better get your tickets before you miss the best shows this year!   12 years ago McDowell Mountain Music Festival started with a bang (and pushed through the terrible recession) to become the premier music festival in the Southwest it is today. Before 2004 there were attempts, both lame and noble, to bring…
  • Things for Campers to do before and after the shows at McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2015

    Travel Hymns
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    As a local and long-time finder of all things cool in Phoenix, I have some tips, tricks and secrets to share with those driving in and/or camping in Downtown Phoenix for the McDowell Mountain Music Festival. What to do before and after you go in to the Festival First, let’s get you oriented. The campgrounds are south of the festival grounds (across East Moreland Street between 1st and 2nd Streets). Everything listed here is walking distance from the campgrounds. Here’s the map! Morning: For those earlier hours before the show starts (that’s to say gates open at 11am, shows start at…
  • Phoenix Lights Takes Over Downtown Phoenix on March 22

    Travel Hymns
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:12 pm
    It’s finally upon on! Hardwell, Zeds Dead, and a host of other top DJ’s from around the world descend on Downtown Phoenix to light up the night.  With its hard hitting and diverse lineup Phoenix Lights is a must attend event for every EDM fan in the valley. This coupled with the amazing location right in the heart of downtown at the Civic Space Park, it is shaping up to be a day and night of music that will be truly unforgettable. Phoenix Lights Festival Featuring: Hardwell, Zeds Dead, Robin Schulz, Route94, Kill Frenzy, Lane 8, and SecondCity When: March 22,2015 (2:00pm-10:30pm)…
  • Ultra Miami 2015 Announces Phase 1 Includes Skrillex, Avicii & More

    Travel Hymns
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Kygo‘s unreleased ”ID” and Vicetone‘s latest track “Follow Me” will be the official anthems of Ultra Maimi. The pair are a perfect match for the 16-years-and-running mad party in the southern sin city. Kygo’s signature happy melodies and groove-worthy percussion put me in the mood—United we dance!   Said best by our friends over at, Ultra is one of the longest running festivals around and their organization is widely respected, but that’s not to say you shouldn’t be thinking about how you need to prepare for the best experience possible.
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    Where It's A-T

  • A Look at A-T’s System 10 Stompbox

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    Calling all guitarists! Audio-Technica’s System 10 Stompbox puts professional wireless technology right at your feet! This high-fidelity digital wireless system (2.4 GHz range) offers advanced 24-bit operation, easy setup, and clear, natural sound quality; not to mention three levels of diversity assurance – frequency, time, and space. Frequency Diversity sends the signal on two dynamically […]The post A Look at A-T’s System 10 Stompbox appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Audio Solutions Question of the Week: Can I Remove the Power Module from my Microphone?

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Question: Can I remove the power module from my microphone? Answer: If a microphone includes a power module, then the power module is absolutely a necessary component for wired operation. The power module cannot be bypassed by reterminating the microphone with just an XLR connector. By doing so, you will cause damage to the microphone when […]The post Audio Solutions Question of the Week: Can I Remove the Power Module from my Microphone? appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • An Interview with Joe Chiccarelli at the AES Show 2014

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    On day two of our Ask Me Anything Livestream Events at AES 2014 we sat down with GRAMMY Award-winning producer/engineer Joe Chiccarelli. Joe Chiccarelli started his career as a musician and then, as many in the business do, became an assistant engineer, in Los Angeles. While working in the studio, Chiccarelli was given the chance […]The post An Interview with Joe Chiccarelli at the AES Show 2014 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • How Did We Get Here? A Look Back At SXSW History

    19 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
    The greatest minds of the country all meet at one mega event: South by Southwest (SXSW). Comprised of music, interactive and film festivals and conferences in the trendy city of Austin, Texas, SXSW is a force to be reckoned with. But how exactly did this convergence of artistry and tech come to fruition? SXSW dates back […]The post How Did We Get Here? A Look Back At SXSW History appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Audio Solutions Question of the Week: How Do I Prevent Microphone Feedback?

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Question: How do I prevent microphone feedback? Answer: Feedback, also known as the Larsen effect, occurs when the amplified sound from any loudspeaker reenters the sound system through an open microphone and is amplified again and again, causing a loop. We often tell customers that feedback is not the fault of the microphone because any […]The post Audio Solutions Question of the Week: How Do I Prevent Microphone Feedback? appeared first on Where It's A-T.
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    Latest News, Music News, Tour Dates, Festival Dates, Headliners

  • Adam Lambert talks about 'special' new single

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    Adam Lambert has teased his ‘special’ new single ‘Ghost Town’. Having previewed the lead single from his third studio album ‘The Original High’ on Instagram at the start of this week, the American Idol star has talked more about the track in his interview with Attitude magazine. Of the dark pop / house track, he revealed how they chose the track for the first single, saying: “"Pretty immediately after we finished it. It was a bit like, ‘Well, this is the one.’  There are four or five other really obvious singles, but when we finished that one it felt special. It felt…
  • Wretch 32, Sigma and The Charlatans join V Festival line-up

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    Wretch 32, Sigma and The Charlatans have been added to the V Festival line-up. The '6 Words' hitmaker is the latest in a long line of acts to have been confirmed to play at the dual-site British festival this summer, with the drum and bass duo Sigma and indie rockers The Charlatans also set to play. Speaking about appearing at the festival for the eighth time, frontman Tim Burgess said: "Having been lucky enough to be part of the first ever V Festival line up in '96 we're thrilled to be playing its 20th anniversary year. (sic)" The 30-year-old rapper and MC, Wretch - whose real name is…
  • Zayn Malik is already working on his solo career

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    Zayn Malik is making "sexual" and "slowed down" music. The 22-year-old shockingly announced he was leaving One Direction earlier this week after five years with the chart-topping band, with a source now revealing he has his sights firmly set on a solo career, and will be releasing music completely different to the tunes he made with his former bandmates. The source revealed: "The music he's making is completely different to anything One Direction have ever done before, it's very slowed down R&B and quite sexual. It's going to blow fans' minds." The heartthrob - who is engaged to Little…
  • Nick Mulvey, Raury, Drenge and The Bohicas join Longitude line-up

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:34 am
    Nick Mulvey, Raury, Drenge and The Bohicas have joined the line-up for Longitude 2015. Dublin’s Maralay Park will welcome homegrown superstar Hozier, indie rockers alt-J and dance heavyweights The Chemical Brothers as headliners will 11 new acts now joining the line-up. The folk artist Nick Mulvey leads the latest acts with US solos singer Raury, grunge duo Drenge, dark bluesy rockers The Bohicas, ethereal pop magician Petite Noir and Ireland’s own R&B trio Wyvern Lingo following behind. Completing the latest acts are Young Wonder, Daithi, Subplots, Princess and Spies who will all…
  • Jamie xx shares 'Loud Places' music video

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    Jamie xx has premiered the music video for ‘Loud Places’ from his new solo album ‘In Colour’. The Simon Halsall and Jean-Baptiste Fugger-directed video follows a pair of skateboarders for the sparkling new track that features vocals from Romy Madley Croft. The single features on Jamie xx’s new album ‘In Colour’ which is released on 1st June. The DJ has also release the new track ‘Gosh’, the opener to his 11 track offering. The bold and emotional new album comes after an incredible six year creative period for Jamie xx. From his impressive works as founding member and…
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    Intern Like A Rockstar

  • How to Network As an Intern

    Katie Reilly
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    I have a secret for you: Most people are willing to help students and interns. In fact, interning is a perfect excuse to meet with and learn from as many people in an organization as possible because people will generally be willing to sit down with you, discuss their role and how they got it, and give you advice on reaching your own goals. But, I have another secret for you that may not make you quite as happy: No one is going to make this happen for you (unless you have a really incredible manager, in which case go thank that person immediately).Photo by Andrew Hitchcock (CC by SA 2.0)See,…
  • Intern FAQ: Should My Resume Have an Objective?

    Katie Reilly
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    Most career websites and advisors will tell you to put  an "objective" -- a statement explaining what your goal is -- on your resume but is that really necessary?Flickr user Flazingo Photos (CC-BY-SA-2.0)Not only is it unnecessary, it's a waste of space and you should take if off your resume immediately.Your goal is to get the job that you're applying for and if you've applied for that job so there's no reason to say it. Everything that takes up valuable space on your resume should serve the purpose of convincing the hiring manager that you are right for the position and nothing else. In…
  • Free and Discounted Access to NAB Show

    Katie Reilly
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show is the largest electronic media trade show in the world and it's taking place April 11 -16 in Las Vegas. It focuses on professionals with a passion for bringing content to life on any platform. This year, it includes a keynote speech by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a panel about The Walking Dead and a discussion with a cinematographer from American Sniper and much more. The show hosts many networking events, educational sessions, and even a career fair. So, if you're interested in radio, film, digital media, mobile technology and…
  • Internship with Roulette in New York City

    Katie Reilly
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    Roulette Intermedium, New York’s premier space for the promotion and presentation of contemporary experimental performing arts, seeks interns to support the organization’s administrative offices and busy concert schedule. Roulette offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates, providing working knowledge of a non-profit music venue with access to some of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists. Roulette operates with a small staff and our interns will interact with all departments on a regular basis. Responsibilities will range from event production…
  • Social Media and Community Management Internship at Creative Spotlights

    Katie Reilly
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    To the new and experienced artist alike, the arts + entertainment industry can seem impenetrable and at times impossible to navigate.The life of the artist demands supreme confidence, the right network, ideal branding, the right marketing plan and key knowledge from mentors in order to succeed.Creative Spotlights is here to help you create your own path through the labyrinth that is the entertainment business. How do we do this? We provide the following services with coaching and a marketing plan to fully support your creative career.We are seeking a social media intern who wants to work with…
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream Music & Indie News

  • Destiny’s Child Perform “Say Yes” at the 2015 Stellar Awards + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   ‘Desperation takes over’: former East 17 star tells of his long battle with depression – As Brian Harvey speaks out on mental health, music industry is urged to protect its artistsThe former lead singer of the 1990s band East 17, Brian Harvey, considered suicide last month, has been […]
  • New Music: Remy Ma – ‘Truffle Butter (Remix)’ + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Apple and Beats Developing Streaming Music Service to Rival Spotify – The new system will not have a lower price than its competitors, and won’t offer a free version supported by ads. Continue Reading On » Lulu: I've got something to shout about again – IT […]
  • Death Grips – “I Break Mirrors With My Face In The United States” Video + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Soul man Paolo Nutini gets the blues – SCOTTISH soul man Paolo Nutini got emotional when he saw Rodriguez play and doesn’t mind if you cry at his shows. Unless it’s because it is a bad show. Continue Reading On » Sigma, Wretch 32, Lawson & More […]
  • Jeff Beck Shows Off His Favorite Guitars | VIDEO + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   ‘Adele’ and ‘Dylan’ living in Melbourne’s north – US music critics have lost their minds for little-known Melbourne singers Courtney Barnett and Meg Mac, branding them the new Bob Dylan and Adele, respectively. Continue Reading On » Mark Knopfler: Tracker – He’s been praised for his […]
  • Miley Cyrus ‘flirts at comedy club’ + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   We Spoke To The Aussie Drummer Who Set A Non-Stop Drumming World Record – Adelaide drummer Moni Lashes, member of hard rock act The Babes, set a new world record this week, becoming the first female to drum non-stop for 24 hours straight. Not only that, the 27 […]
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream & Indie Buzz

  • Fifth Harmony Debuts “Worth It” Video: Watch + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   The 17 Most Creative Bikinis Of Ultra 2015 – Check these pics of the best bikinis of Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Continue Reading On » Video: Fifth Harmony feat. Kid Ink – ‘Worth It’ – Fifth Harmony bring the girl power in the sexy video […]
  • Katy Perry’s Hair Is Staying Black Because She’s Mourning The End Of Her Prismatic World Tour + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Iggy Pop: Be careful with drugs – Iggy Pop says that when David Bowie wants something he always gets it. Continue Reading On » Lulu: I've got something to shout about again – IT was 1964 when she had her first hit single but the singer […]
  • All Time Low Team Up with Mark Hoppus on New Song "Tidal Waves" + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   News: Brian Wilson knocked back a cameo from Frank Ocean on his new album – The Beach Boys don’t do RAP. Continue Reading On » Dad Rock podcast: Blood on the Tracks at 40 – Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bob […]
  • One Direction concert in Dubai will go on without Zayn + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Rihanna teases secret album – RIHANNA has sent fans into a frenzy by dropping a massive hint on Instagram about her anticipated next album. Continue Reading On » Literary birds flock to festival – Actors, raptors, politicians and physicians will jostle with several hundred writers at […]
  • One Direction confirm Zayn Malik has left the group + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Aussie singer signs US record deal – AFTER a year of living on couches and running out of money in LA, Aussie singer/songwriter Conrad Sewell is shaping up to be our next pop star. Continue Reading On » Taylor Swift's music available on Jay Z's streaming service […]
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  • Brian May says Freddie Mercury biopic announcement was a joke + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Curtains come down on Kochi Biennale after 108 days – The second edition of the 108-day-long Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB), billed as country’s biggest contemporary-art festival came to a close as the sun went down in this Kerala port city on Sunday. … Continue Reading On » […]
  • New Video: Boosie Badazz Feat. Bando Jonez “Black Rain” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Iggy Pop: Be careful with drugs – Iggy Pop says that when David Bowie wants something he always gets it. Continue Reading On » Zayn Malik to release solo album on Cowell's label: report – Zayn Malik has flown solo from One Direction – but that […]
  • COUPLE ALERT: Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris spotted in Nashville together + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:09 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Ben Gibbard Performed an Acoustic Cover of Guided by Voices' 'Tractor Rape Chain' – Death Cab for Cutie are on the cusp of releasing their new album, Kintsugi, and, while making the publicity rounds this week, frontman Ben Gibbard stopped by SiriusXM to record a live session… Continue Reading […]
  • MSNBC apologizes for guest's inflammatory comment on country music + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Feature Albums: Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit – "The perfect album for this point in her career. It’s rakishly loose and likeable but also devastatingly poignant." Continue Reading On » Without Zayn Malik, One Direction become four goofy white […]
  • ArtsBeat: Paul McCartney and Metallica to Headline Lollapalooza + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Kogi artists sensitise voters to electoral duties – Performing Artistes in Kogi State under the aegis of the Kogi State Council of Arts and Culture have embarked on an awareness tour of the state to sensitise voters to the need to perform their duties … Continue Reading On […]
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    Soul You Know

  • Is Kendrick Lamar’s new album To Pimp a Butterfly too soulful?

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Is that a judge on the ground???I remember you was conflicted, misusing ya’ influence, sometimes I did the same, abusing my power full of resentment, resentment that turned into a deep depression. Found myself screaming in the hotel room, I didn’t want to self-destruct… The above words are repetitively heard throughout Kendrick Lamar’s new album, To Pimp a Butterfly! The sixteen track album (including two interludes) sound comprises of soul, jazz, funk and hip-hop thanks to producers, Fly Lo, Pharrell, Taz Arnold, Soundwave and more..K.Dot (aka The young, and wise beyond his years…
  • Young, Gifted and Soulful: Listen to Trè Samuels new track Midnight Medusa

    10 Mar 2015 | 8:55 pm
    “Nightmares make you feel alive, you’re in a discomfort zone and your instinct shifts into survival mode. It’s kinda what its been like for the last 2 years - not the nightmare part (laughing) but the surviving” -Trè SamuelsIf Cookie and Lucious Lyons were in need of raw talent to add on their Empire roster, they would go crazy after listening to Trè Samuels (yes, I love that show)!Hailing from Melbourne Australia, the fifteen year old "future soul and dream rock" singer/songwriter is the latest talent signed to the Australian independent label Creamy…
  • Exclusive interview with Jazz/RnB songstress Shayna Steele

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Hello my music lovies! I am excited to share my first interview of the year.. I had a chance to have a "soul-versation" with the talented musician, songwriter and actress Shayna Steel. We discuss Europe, her latest album "Rise" and more... Check it out!Miss Keta M.: Hi Shayna, thank you taking time out of busy schedule for his interview! 2015 is your year, you released your second studio album Rise and currently on an international tour, congrats! As you perform through various city/towns in Europe, do you have a favorite city/town you love performing in and if so why? Shayna Steele: Hi!
  • Listen to Tamia's new RnB track - Sandwich and a Soda

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    Canadian RnB/Soul songstress (and Grant Hill's wife) Tamia new flirty track Sandwich and a Soda gives you a insight on how to treat your man! The intro to Sandwich and a Soda features Tamia's inciting vocals laying down the road map of what she got in store for her man as a bass guitar provides the background track.As the song progresses, the beat becomes uptempo and Mrs. Hill goes in! She singing about "riding her curves in the Chevy Nova" and when she is done, "she will fluff the pillows and bring him a sandwich and a soda"!Hey, I guess after all that riding and chauffeuring, who got time…
  • Classic soul: Christina Aguilera- Loving Me 4 Me

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:49 am
    Hey my music lovies! Did you ever hear a song you have not heard in a while and once you hear it, past thoughts (good or bad) flood your brain like a overflowing sink (I couldn't think of anything else that overflows don't judge me, lol)? I have those moments very often when I listen to music, but thanks to Pandora and my co-workers, I can't get Christina Aguilera Loving Me 4 Me out of my head...Recently, my co-worker played an RnB/Soul music station on Pandora. If you know Pandora, you choose one artist and they play fifty other artists similar to artist and genre. While I'm doing work and…
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  • TIDAL Adds 8 New Territories

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    Hi-Fi streaming service TIDAL has expanded to 8 new territories – Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia and South Africa. The latest expansion follows the addition of 5 other European territories in January, after initially launching in the UK, US and adding Canada shortly afterwards. If you would like to get your music on TIDAL, you can do so with EmuBands – just click on ‘Join Us Now’ on the right hand side to get started. Make sure to select the ‘WiMP’ contract when adding your release, and your music will be made available on TIDAL (if…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 16th March 2015

    19 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    First up this week are award winning alt-folk-pop duo The Daydream Club (aka. Adam Pickering and Paula Walker), with their new single ‘Saltwater’. Having enjoyed significant support and features from the BBC (TV and Radio), Rolling Stone, Acoustic Magazine, Burberry, Vogue and CoS among others, the UK based duo have an innate gift for captivating audiences with their onstage chemistry, personable charm and seamless harmonies. Next up is digitalanalogue with a track from his debut album ‘Be Embraced, You Millions!’. The brainchild of Ian Turnbull from Edinburgh-based…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 9th March 2015

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    First up this week are Edinburgh-based alternative rock quartet The Winter Tradition with their brand new single ‘All Back Home’. Since releasing their first album ‘Gradients’ to critical acclaim in 2013, The Winter Tradition have gone on to further cement their reputation as one of the UK’s most realised and urgent bands around, receiving airplay from BBC Radio 1, BBC Scotland, XFM and BBC6 Music, sharing the stage with the likes of Enter Shikari, The Xcerts and Flood of Red, and have also played sold out shows across some of UK’s best venues, including…
  • Win Tickets to Wide Days 2015

    11 Mar 2015 | 3:09 am
    EmuBands have teamed up with Wide Days to offer you the chance to win a pair of Regular Convention Passes to Wide Days 2015, to be held at The Pleasance in Edinburgh on Friday 10th April, with evening showcases also being hosted at the Electric Circus. The event presents a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from people working in the industry – confirmed speakers so far include representatives from record companies, booking agents and journalists, with panels to be held on the subjects of the costs of making an album, the future of income streams for musicians, how festivals play a…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 2nd March 2015

    8 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    First up are Glasgow-based four piece Tijuana Bibles with their brand new single ‘Sun Chaser’. Born and bred in Glasgow, but with more in common with the swampy blues of Louisiana, Tijuana Bibles are a mix of grungy sludge-based riffs and groove-laden rhythms. After releasing their ‘Wild River EP’ in late 2013, the band played a slew of shows in 2014, selling out the legendary King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, appearing at T in the Park, Wickerman and Belladrum festivals, supporting the likes of Deap Valley, Alabama 3 and The View, as well as…
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    The DJ Stone Crazy Spot

  • Why do white DJs make all the money?

    Stone Crazy
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Stone Crazy:Cool blog to read. Originally posted on Not Your Jukebox: I occasionally get to see what search terms lead people to Not Your Jukebox. A couple of weeks ago, the question of “why do white DJs make all the money” led some curious soul to this site. After an initial chuckle, I realized that this is actually a damn good question. When you look at the top earners, per Forbes magazine, 15 of the top 16 are white. The one non-white is Steve Aoki, and well… close enough. So why is there so little diversity when it comes to the top earners? Why didn’t techno legend Carl Cox even…
  • 2014 in review

    Stone Crazy
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete report.
  • Christmas Booty

    Stone Crazy
    24 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
    As I don’t write much on this blog like I used to, it still attracts visitors. Thanx for the continued support and Happy Holidays.
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    DIY Conspiracy - International Zine in the Spirit of DIY Hardcore Punk!

  • Trenchgrinder – Demo 2015

    Mittens XVX
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Artist: Trenchgrinder Title: Demo 2015 Release: Digital  Year: 2015 Label: DIY Bolt Thrower is still a favorite band among the crust punk milieu and Brooklyn’s Trenchgrinder proudly wear their influence on their sleeve. There are only 3 songs on their new demo but they all revolve around the 4-minutes mark, so 12 minutes in total is a fair...
  • Lawine – Lawine ’15

    Mittens XVX
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:09 am
    Artist: Lawine Title: Lawine ’15 Release: Digital  Year: 2015 Label: DIY Fugazi-influenced anarcho-punk from Nijmegen, Netherlands. The lyrics don’t fit into the cliché crust punk’s political sloganeering about war and destruction but are rather snappy narratives that seamlessly merge the personal and political. It’s a fun record to listen to and those into the more politicized part of the European...
  • Comasummer & E.U.E.R.P.I. live in Sofia

    Angel S.
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:39 am
    I’ve always felt like contemporary underground music in Bulgaria has been lacking figurativeness and freedom. Mostly whenever you go to a concert you can’t really find yourself surprised, you are offered a shape, a standard for a specific genre, rarely really going beyond. So when few months ago I noticed the first signs of Comasummer I...
  • Taking Space Documentary Authors Talk About Ché Café

    Mittens XVX
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Established in 1980 the Ché Café in San Diego, California, is one of the most prominent DIY spaces in American hardcore punk history. Ever since then the space has been working as a workers co-operative, antiauthoritarian social center, cheap vegan café (the name also stands for Cheap Healthy Eats) and a live music venue. The Ché is located...
  • Kaji – What Safe Means

    Mittens XVX
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:55 am
    Artist: Kaji Title: What Safe Means Release: Digital  Year: 2014 Label: DIY Labeling something as screamo, neo-crust or whatever seems to make everything hard to review these days. Many reviewers used to say how every band sounds the same, that there’s nothing new to review there and how most of the new bands suck. Saying that a band...
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    East Coast Digital Radio

  • Boosie Badazz – Every Ghetto, Every City, Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

    The Shadowking
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Boosie Badazz – Every Ghetto, Every City, Vol. 1 (Mixtape) Boosie and his Bad Azz Music Syndicate drop the new 19-track Every Ghetto, Every City, Vol. 1 mixtape. In addition to numerous features from the Syndicate members, you’ll also find two new tracks featuring Migos and 50 Cent. Download And Stream Mixtape Below
  • New Music: @TonyYayo – ‘Southside’

    The Shadowking
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Tony Yayo – ‘Southside’ New freestyle from G-Unit’s Tony Yayo called “Southside”.
  • New Mixtape: @Kaskorleone1 – Dyin IV New Life

    The Shadowking
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Kas Korleone – Dyin IV New Life Kas Korleone is an independent hip hop artist hailing from Chester, Pa. An affiliate of Jahlil Beat’s Liven Legendz movement, he prides his music on a unique perspective of life on the street and aggressive, heart felt lyrics. Kas is sure to release several more outstanding bodies of work in the near future, on a quest for notoriety and artistic excellence. Listen To Mixtape Below Link
  • New Music: TK N Cash – Mind Right Remix (Feat. B.o.B)

    The Shadowking
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:02 pm
    TK N Cash – Mind Right Remix (Feat. B.o.B) Augusta’s own TK-N-Cash hits the streets with the remix to their smash hit single “Mind Right” with the assist from Atlanta native B.o.B Download – Clean | Dirty
  • #NewMixtape Just Like Bruddas (Hosted By @BloodyJay5) @DJEDubMixtapes @SamHoody

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:59 pm
    New Mixtape: Just Like Bruddas (Hosted By Bloody Jay) Track List 01. Bloody Jay – Real Street Nigga Intro 02. Future – Just Like Bruddas 03. Young Scooter – Colorado 04. Bloody Jay Feat. Yung Mazi & Yung Gwapa – I Brought Extra 05. Yung Gwapa – All About The Money Freestyle 06. Bloody Jay Feat. Lucci – Huncho 07. Rocko – Pull Strings 08. Project Pat Feat. Young Dolph – Them O’s 09 Bloody Jay – Walk With Me 10. Yung Mazi – Worth It 11. Future Feat. Waka Flocka Flame – Rotation 12. Bankroll Fresh – Trap 13. Ralo…
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    One For The People

  • CT15 #8: Communions - Out Of My World

    Phill Walker
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    Former stable mates of Iceage if you will, (used the same rehearsal space back-in-the-day) Communions return with "Out of My World", the first track to feature on their Tough Love self-titled EP and follows-up their "So Long Sun"/"Love Stands Still" double-a side from last year. Oh and it's out 8th Certified Track of the year - easily.Read More »
  • Tracks: Astronauts, Etc. - I Know

    Phill Walker
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:08 am
    We've not featured Astronauts, Etc. since they first broke onto our scene with "Mystery Colors" back in 2012. Latest track "I Know" is pretty much impossible to ignore though.Read More »
  • Tracks: Shana Falana - Go

    Phill Walker
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
    Off the back of their staunch break-out track "Heavenstay", Shana Falana unveil "Go", the next track to feature on their upcoming LP, Set Your Lightning Fire Free.Read More »
  • CT15 #7: Jamie xx - Loud Places (ft Romy)

    Phill Walker
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:24 am
    Wasn't going to rush out to post this one, the amount of hype that comes hand in hand with Jamie Smith is madness, so pretty sure another rushed post from us isn't going to make much difference to his exposure levels. Having said that, "Loud Places" featuring Romy Madley Croft (The xx) is pretty special considering the collaboration and style switch from what we're used to from The xx.Read More »
  • Video/Album Stream: Yumi Zouma - Alena/EP II

    Phill Walker
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Yumi Zouma come back with a new video for "Alena", the sequel, if you will, to the video for "Catastrophe".Read More »
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    Festival Mag

  • Future Brown, Ratking, TALA and more for Field Day

    News Desk
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    Field Day has confirmed the fourth wave of acts for the ninth edition of the metropolitan festival. Making her first ever […] The post Future Brown, Ratking, TALA and more for Field Day appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Dropkick Murphys, Happy Mondays & The Levellers to headline Beautiful Days

    News Desk
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
    Dropkick Murphys, Happy Mondays and festival founders The Levellers will headline this year’s Beautiful Days Festival. They will be joined on the […] The post Dropkick Murphys, Happy Mondays & The Levellers to headline Beautiful Days appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Luxury Glastonbury camping + ticket packages on sale tomorrow

    News Desk
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    Final packages for luxury camping in Glastonbury go on sale 12th March until 7th April 2015. If you haven’t yet […] The post Luxury Glastonbury camping + ticket packages on sale tomorrow appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Snoop Dogg and Rudimental to headline Lovebox

    News Desk
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    Snoop Dogg and Rudimental have been revealed as headliners for this summer’s Lovebox. Taking place on the 17th and 18th […] The post Snoop Dogg and Rudimental to headline Lovebox appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • KYGO, Thomas George, Tchami and more for Creamfields

    News Desk
    8 Mar 2015 | 1:55 am
    Creamfields has added yet more artists to its line up. Making their debut at the UK dance music fest will be KYGO, […] The post KYGO, Thomas George, Tchami and more for Creamfields appeared first on Festival Mag.
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  • Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    Rihanna is back with her new single “Bitch Better Have My Money”. Song is produced by DePuTy. Written by Rihanna and Bibi Bourelly. This one will be featured on her highly-anticipated eighth studio album, to be released this year via her new label Westbury Road Records/Def Jam.
  • Ed Sheeran & Rudimental – Bloodstream (Video)

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Ed Sheeran connects with Rudimental to remake his song “Bloodstream”. First version was produced by Rick Rubin but the band added additional drums.
  • Raekwon – Fly International Luxurious Art (Album Cover + Tracklist)

    16 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    Wu-Tang’s Raekwon unleashed cover and tracklist for his upcoming record. Project is called F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art) and will be published on April 28th, 2015. 1. Intro (Prod. by Jerry Wonda) 2. 4 In the Morning Ft. Ghostface Killah (Prod. by Scram Jones) 3. I Got Money Ft. A$AP Rocky (Prod. by S1 aka Symbolic One) 4. Wall to Wall Ft. French Montana & Busta Rhymes (Prod. by She da God, co-prod Snaz) 5. Heated Nights (Prod. by Frank G) 6. Fila Word Ft. 2 Chainz (Prod. by Scram Jones) 7. 1,2 1,2 Ft. Snoop Dogg (Prod. by Scoop Deville) 8. Live to die (Prod. by S1 aka…
  • Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly (Album)

    15 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Kendrick Lamar presented the artwork and title for his upcoming LP. Album is entitled “To Pimp A Butterfly” and set to hit the stores on March 23rd, 2015. Stream: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly 1. Wesley’s Theory 2. For Free? (Interlude) 3. King Kunta 4. Institutionalized 5. These Walls 6. U 7. Alright 8. For Sale? (Interlude) 9. Momma 10. Hood Politics 11. How Much A Dollar Cost 12. Complexion 13. The Blacker The Berry 14. You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said) 15. I 16. Mortal Man
  • Ludacris – Ludaversal (Album Cover + Tracklist)

    9 Mar 2015 | 9:59 pm
    DTP boss Ludacris will publish his new album on March 31st, 2015. Standard version of “Ludaversal” will have 14 new tracks and the deluxe records are added from his latest EP. Tracklist: 1. Ludaversal Intro 2. Grass Is Always Greener 3. Call Ya Bluff 4. Lyrical Healing 5. Beast Mode 6. Viagra Skit 7. Get Lit 8. Come and See Me Interlude 9. Come and See Me (feat. Big K.R.I.T.) 10. Good Lovin (feat. Miguel) 11. Ocean Skies (feat. Monica) 12. Not Long (feat. Usher) 13. Charge It To the Rap Game 14. This Has Been My World Deluxe: 15. Money (feat. Rick Ross) 16. Problems (feat. Cee Lo…
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    Beats Music Now

  • 2014 Streaming Music Statistics

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Music Industry revenue statistics have been released for 2014. Read the RIAA full report here. Streaming music continues to be an ever-growing piece of the music industry. Highlights include: ⬥ Paying subscribers to on-demand music services in the U.S. have tripled since 2011. ⬥ The difference between digital downloads and streaming revenues has narrowed – streaming is approaching $2 billion while downloads have decreased to $2.6 billion. ⬥ United States paying subscribers grew 26% to 7.7 million in 2014. The whole pie looks like this:
  • Beats Music Reported To Pay 1.8 Cents per Stream

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    David Harrell is a musician in the indie rock band the Layaways which has self-released four albums. He reports that Beats Music payed out an average of 1.801 cents per stream from his December 2014 CD Baby account. His graph below shows the difference between the current Beats Music payout and average Spotify payouts (0.428 cents) for the last few years. It is not surprising Beats Music is a higher rate. Spotify averages two tiers of users — paying subscribers (high rate) and free users (low rate paid by advertising). Spotify’s average payouts will naturally be lower than Beats…
  • Apple Launching Music Streaming Service Without Beats Music Branding

    6 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Apple will be launching their iTunes music streaming service in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). According to music industry sources, the Beats Music branding will disappear and the service will be “based on technology acquired from Beats Music, including curated playlists, cloud-based libraries…” The current price point is $7.99 which is $2 less than the current Beats Music subscription. iOS and Android will be supported on the mobile side while the service will be integrated into iTunes for Mac users. There has been no mention of web browser support.
  • Led Zeppelin On Beats Music

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Led Zeppelin catalogue now available on many streaming services incl. @Spotify, @Rdio, @Deezer, @Rhapsody, @GooglePlay, @TIDALHiFi & more. — Led Zeppelin (@ledzeppelin) February 24, 2015 … and Beats Music. For those who care, Led Zeppelin now has most of their albums streaming on Beats Music. About a year ago, Spotify announced they were streaming the Led Zeppelin catalog. Spotify had an exclusive… up until now. With the release of the remastered 40th year anniversary version of Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin opted to allow most streaming services to carry their catalog…
  • Apple Hires DJ Zane Lowe

    18 Feb 2015 | 8:57 pm
    DJ Zane Lowe has announced his new employer will be Apple. He will be leaving the BBC Radio 1 after 12 years of nurturing his radio show to be a loud enthusiastic romp through new music discovery. His candid interviews of some of the biggest names in music are top-shelf also. Neither Apple nor Lowe have said what his position will be. The speculation that Apple is seeking big talent in the music-influencer category is an obvious one. As we’re waiting to see what Beats Music becomes, adding Lowe to their arsenal of curators is nothing short of a victory. Hiring Lowe may be an indication…
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    Never Enough Notes

  • Stream stickybackplastics ‘Reptile Smile’ EP now

    Kimberley-Marie Sklinar
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    Grungy. bleak and raw is stickybackplastics’ calling card. Weaving blues with alt-Americana comes their second EP release, ‘Reptile Smile’, out today and streaming above. In ‘Reptile Smile’ York-based quartet stickybackplastics mature into a grimy alt-Americana vibe, compared with their debut self-titled EP that came out last year. Of the EP, guitarist Roz Walker says: “Most of these new tracks examine the duality of human nature – hence the title, ‘Reptile Smile’ – and this idea that people can show themselves to be really positive…
  • Jamie xx to play Glastonbury 2015

    Dan Vaughan
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Young Turks confirms Glastonbury 2015 performance as xx percussionist reveals solo album is finished Glastonbury 2015 | 24th-28th June Shepton Mallet, Somerset Ticket Resale (Coach packages) – 7pm, 24th April. General Admission – 9am, 27th April. Jamie xx will perform at Glastonbury 2015, following a Twitter reveal from his label – Young Turks – on Wednesday. After dropping two singles from upcoming album In Colour on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, Jamie also revealed that his debut album was finished and that he couldn’t wait to…
  • Field Day 2015 bolsters line up

    Dan Vaughan
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Field Day 2015 has added to its line up for this year’s festival, held in London’s Victoria Park Field Day 2015 | 6-7th June 2015 Victoria Park, London Tickets from £38.50 Website Field Day 2015 has added more names to its line up, with Future Brown, LA Priest and Ratking joining the fray. New DJs include Frau, Cashmere cat and Klaves. They join what is already a great roster of talent from a diverse range of musical backgrounds. With Caribou, RIDE and Patti Smith alongside this year’s B2B sets from Dan Avery and Andrew Weatherall in addition to…
  • Of Monsters And Men share new single ‘Crystals’

    Aimee Davis
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    By now you should know Of Monsters And Men from their now signature track ‘Little Talks’ but moving away from the phenomenal first album the Icelandic quintet are back with ‘Crystals’ and news of their second album ‘Beneath The Skin’. Released on 8th June via Island Records ‘Beneath The Skin’ was co-produced by the band and Rich Costey (Muse, Death Cab For Cutie, Foster The People) between studios in Iceland and Los Angeles. The album features eleven new tracks, with a bonus edition featuring remixes by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor and…
  • The Districts announce new single ‘Heavy Begs’

    Aimee Davis
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Currently at SXSW 2015 for a handful of shows The Districts have announced new single ‘Heavy Begs’, the next offering from to be taken from the band’s new album ‘A Flourish And A Spoil’ which is out now on Fat Possum Records. Released on the 27th April The Districts once more deliver raw and energetic blues-inspired rock. Woozy guitars are grounded by a driving rhythm and lead singer Rob Grotes’ distinctive distorted vocals. The Districts are a young four-piece from the small town of Lititz, Pennsylvania who have been steadily building themselves a global reputation on the…
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    Guitar Lessons and Equipment

  • How to play the Guitar.

    Francesco Settesoldi
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    How to play the guitar?                            First rule, there are no rules.What's the point in formulating rules that may limit your natural creative flair? It' s obvious that most people play an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar (i won't talk about classical guitar for it is not my core competence) following a standard setting. But if you go to play it differently, and you can obtain an interesting sound, do it! A few tips can be given to you by others, but ultimately no one has written in…
  • 2 Classic Blues Solos for intermediates and advanced players

    Francesco Settesoldi
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Today I'd like to mention 2 Classic Blues Solos for intermediates and advanced players. Star slow, gradually increase speed.- Help the poor (Robben Ford's version): very bluesy and jazzy, not for beginners in fact only advanced players can play it really good, but you can start at your own level. The solo is not only based upon the pentatonic scale so there are a few interesting variations.- Mary Had a Little Lamb (Stevie Ray Vaughan) : typical pentatonic solo but super fast and good to improve with bendings and dexterity, Vaughan being one of the hardest players to play at original…
  • Guitar: 4 songs to practice Bar Chords

    Francesco Settesoldi
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:19 am
     Here are 4 great songs to practice Bar Chords:- Smells like teen Spirit: one of the first I learned- Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix), one of the first I learned- Basket Case (Green Day) : more advanced, massive use of bar chords (power chords)- How You Remind Me (Nickelback) : massive use of bar chordsMake sure Subscribe to my Newsletter to get the latest updatesYou can surf the Categories section (right sidebar) to find more of articles like this.If you are a Guitar Teacher/Guitar Artist and you want me to review/advertise your valuable product, click…
  • Good guitar tips for beginners

    Francesco Settesoldi
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:23 am
    Here are 4 books with good guitar tips for beginners:Teach Yourself to Play Guitar: A Quick and Easy Introduction for BeginnersGuitar For Absolute BeginnersHow To Play Guitar: A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners - Level 1Justinguitar.Com Beginner's Guitar Course (Book & 2 Cds)The Guitar in the image is a Gibson Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar, Silver Burst, direct link is not supported so click on the link and you'll be redirected on Then, type the guitar's name and you'll be able to see its features. Make sure Subscribe to my Newsletter to get the latest…
  • Guitar: 5 challenging songs to practice strumming

    Francesco Settesoldi
    10 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    Here are 5 challenging songs to practice strumming. These are all songs that I've covered on my Youtube Channel, I recommend listening both the Original Version and my Own Version (so you can get an idea of a possible strumming approach) :1 - Don't look back in anger (Oasis) : many chord changes2 - Here is gone (Goo Goo Dolls) : pay attention to the rhythm of the song3 - Violet Hill (Coldplay) : very good for rhythm perception and chord changes4 - Lucky man (The Verve) : check out my Acoustic Version and work on sustaining a steady groove.5 - Save Tonight (Eagle Eye Cherry): this is good…
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  • Four Five Seconds - English Song Lyrics

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:07 am
    Song : Four Five Seconds Lyrics : Mccartney, Paul / Fenty,             Robyn Rihanna / Omari, Kanye WestSong Lyricthink I've had enoughI might get a little drunkI say what's on my mindI might do a little time'Cause all of my kindnessIs taken for weaknessNow I'm FourFiveSeconds from wildin'And we got three more days 'til FridayI'm just tryna make it back home by Monday mornin'I swear I wish somebody would tell meOoh, that's all I wantWoke up an optimistSun was shinin', I'm positiveThen I heard you was talkin' trashHold me back, I'm 'bout to spazI'm…
  • Love Me Like you Do - English Songs Lyrics

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:52 am
    Song : Love Me Like you Do Lyrics : Tove, Lo / Payami, Ali /             Ilya, - / Martin, Max / Kotecha,            Savan.Song LyricYou're the light, you're the nightYou're the color of my bloodYou're the cure, you're the painYou're the only thing I wanna touchNever knew that it could mean so much, so muchYou're the fear, I don't care'Cause I've never been so highFollow me to the darkLet me take you past our satellitesYou can see the world you brought to life, to lifeSo love me like you do, lo-lo-love me like you…
  • Lucky Love (2015) - Telugu Short Film Song Lyric.

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Short filme : Lucky Love (2015)Starring : Sravani , hamchandraSong LyricChanda mammay sontamayi na Paravasam lo nennu unna.....Na madala anduthunna ate sayamLo nennu unna chusthu nannu chusthuNa swasalla maravu ga nadichosthuNa vanta na nedalla maravu ga Talupa ne.... jagateke.....charaganeVasthavam okataya manam aneMana kadaaa sasvatam konta kalaneKane kontha durane kane barinchadalaNuva laka mata ladale netho dhagaravaleEntho... varam pondina nuvu ayiponna.....Pranam lo pranam ga mada charina....Nenna chusina....  Talupa ne.... jagateke.....charaganeasthavam okataya…
  • Anthapuramlo - Song Lyric from Rudhramadevi (2015)

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:52 am
    Music : IlayarajaLyrics :: Sirivennela Seetharama ShastrySinger's : Chitra, Sadhana Sargam, Chinmayi Song LyricAnthapuramlo andala chelukaSandhayam elana anthaga....Ambaram elaga adu evaru Neku eka chukalne thaka rakalneThodega revu antu rava swachagaAdhala madalo podhu gadapake Allade vache unnadi vadikayna Vadika.... valluvayi ponguthunadaVala poola vateka.... ela ra annadaVerulu vecheka    Anthapuramlo andala cheluka (x1)Raye venakala rale kutelu nelekeraShashe kala jalatharu musugai chelepeJalakala munege podham ala paradhaluPahadhalu dhate.... povale gale…
  • Allakallolamai - Song Lyric from Rudhramadevi (2015)

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:27 am
    Music : IlayarajaLyrics :: Sirivennela Seetharama ShastrySinger : S.P. BalasubrahmanyamSong LyricAllakallolamai dashamu naduAarachakamuna alla ladendeChudu... koraku kathula patanamuKadhamma kurulu cheleka thale Tanamu kavalenamma la laLavamma lavamma durgamma Thale... nervekalpa stitene Takshanamumay vadele... Amma ledu anna kada ee sunduKuda rudhra boohmulnu pateTeru gada ledha rudhrunakaAmma vayi mula katene kudaBrathuku mulepincha galadhaAnata palanatho ravamma....Ravamma rudhramma thale......
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    How to Sing Better

  • 5 Tips To Blitz Your Audition For The Voice

    Andy Barnes
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:17 am
    We have all heard of the TV show “The Voice”, with the novel idea of having the judges only listen to the voice during the audition while not being able to see the contestant. Even though there are several steps that a singer will need to take to just be able to sing for a blind audition, in this article I want to share 5 tips that I believe will help you to blitz the actual blind audition, whether you are chosen or not. There are many factors on why some singers are chosen and others are not. I have seen some very good singers with great voices and vocal technique get rejected in…
  • Learning To Sing Does Not Need To Take Hours A Day

    Andy Barnes
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    Did you know that learning to sing does not need to take up hours a day? Did you also know that you can actually improve if you practice the right things for 15 minutes a day? If you didn’t, then I hope you find this as good news. In this post, I want to talk about the things you need to learn and practice, so you can start on your “learning to sing” journey if you haven’t already. So, let’s get started……. Learning To Sing – Correct technique The first thing you need to do is to learn correct technique. I have talked about this endlessly in a…
  • My Top 2 Breathing Exercises For Singing Effortlessly

    Andy Barnes
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    In this article, I want to cover my top 2 breathing exercises for singing which will help you to sing effortlessly. It’s obvious that breathing is absolutely fundamental to singing, but you would be surprised a how many singers do not breathe correctly when singing, and it can cause all kinds of issues, such as running out of breath during a phrase etc. Before we get into the exercises, I want to cover what actually proper breathing is, so that when you get to the exercises, you are practicing the right thing. So let’s explore my top g=breathing exercises for singing. What is…
  • Learn How To Sing Better For Girls And Increase Your Range

    Andy Barnes
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:49 am
    In today’s post i want to focus on the topic – how to sing better for girls. I have previously written a post that talked about how to sing better for guys, but today it’s the girls turn. If you find you have a limited vocal range, and you struggle to hit those high notes, then this could be the article for you. Even though male and female voices do differ, both sexes suffer from the same fundamental vocal issues, and they both have to learn how to mix the voice correctly in order to achieve a consistent vocal line. Lets get started then…… How To Sing Better For…
  • My Absolute Top 5 Vocal Exercises For Singers

    Andy Barnes
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:57 am
    In this article I want to share my top 5 vocal exercises for singers that give the best “bang for buck”! These top 5 vocal exercises for singers really helped me to increase my range and learn how to mix my voice in the middle of my voice so I could eventually sing notes in the “cash register”. With all these exercises, it’s important to sing properly, i.e. using correct support, or singing from the diaphragm. If you are unsure what this looks like, please click on the link to view an article I wrote called How To Improve Your Voice Using Support. I will also…
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  • Jarmel Reece – Judgment Day

    Team Musik
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    About Jarmel Reece: JudgMent Day; This video summarizes the history of St.Louis in a four minute song. This is the launch video to be able to create awareness for this very creative song and Jarmel Reece up coming album Chest not HangMan. This song also gives insight on the state of the city after the Michael Brown situation had occurred. We have also shoot the real video. The Song starts off with Malcolm X “Who Taught You to Hate” speech. Controversial lyrics Why Music Inspires Jarmel Reece: The way it reflect every part of the world with millions of different perspectives…
  • BINK$ WIN$TON – Nickels Dimes & Dubs

    Team Musik
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    About BINK$ WIN$TON: My name is BINK$ WIN$TON and I’m from Oakland Ca. Recently I’ve been featured in MURDER DOG MAGAZINE and placed as a TOP 5 finalist in the Jack’N For Beats/Who Got Bars Competition in Oakland (sponsored by Jack Daniels and Atlantic Records). This video is the promo video for the single off of my upcoming EP “StartUp Money.” Why Music Inspires BINK$ WIN$TON: With music you can do more than just entertain. You can get messages across that could otherwise get lost in conversation. People feel music, and more times tha not emotion can be more…
  • Grey – BIBINI NI BA

    Team Musik
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    About Grey: GREY is a Ghanaian rap artist, He is the HIPLIFE general. His music is a symbolic reflection of passion, energy and all the social and economic realities of his personal experiences in life. He is like an outlet or voice for the victims of some realities of life, such as, love, hate, poverty and riches. Originally born YAW KARIKARI ANTWI in Accra in the early 1980’s to parents madam AKUA OYE, who is a retired caterer in Accra, and Mr. KOFI KARIKARI.GREY’S father has been unknown to him up till date, it is for this reason also, that he has greater inspirations in music, the…
  • CuzOH – The Real

    Team Musik
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    About CuzOH: “My mind in space communicating with satellites station,” well something like that. That was one of the first bars from CuzOH’s new EP entitled, “Cuz I Can.” After hearing those lyrics I knew I was in for something different. Different in the way it will be something that I have to listen more than once not because of beats but because of actual lyrics. CuzOH’s lyrics show an ambition to be something better in hip-hop and bring forward a sound we have been missing for a little while now. On my favorite track on the album, Cuz raps about the regular rap subject matter;…
  • Raf Z feat. Marigold – Everything I Do

    Team Musik
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    About Raf Z: Raf Z is a Toronto-based producer who has been lurking in the shadows of Toronto music scene for the past few years. Although he’s been known to mess around with many different styles of electronic music, club music seems to be his preferred weapon of choice. Why Music Inspires Raf Z: The best part of being a musician is the ability to change people’s mood. You can make them feel sad, happy, motivated, sentimental, etc All within a span of a few minutes or seconds. It’s a great power and it’s what motivates me to write. Follow Raf Z: Website: none…
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    Music Universe

  • Bloc Party are no longer Bloc Party

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:25 am
    Bloc Party aren’t the Bloc Party that we all used to know. 10 years after the release of their breakthrough record Silent Alarm bassist Gordon Moakes has confirmed that he has officially left the band. “I’m not involved in the latest incarnation of Bloc Party. I’m now focussing on Young Legionnaire.” Young Legionnaire are a British three-piece who released their debut album Crisis Works in 2011. It follows the departure of drummer Matt Tong in 2013 and now leaves frontman Kele Okereke and guitarist Russell Lissack as the only two original members. It’s yet to be announced…
  • Muse announce ‘Drones’ will hit shelves on June 5th

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
    Muse will release a new album, titled Drones, on June 5th. Drones is the upcoming seventh studio album for the English stadium rockers. Singles Psycho and Dead Inside have already dropped and after listening to both of them on repeat, we’re very excited to hear the new album. When asked recently about the themes of the album, frontman Matt Bellamy suggested there were themes of deep ecology, the empathy gap, and World War III. “To me, ‘Drones’ are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behavior with no recourse,” says Bellamy of the record. “The world is run…
  • Vivid LIVE 2015 announce massive lineup

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:58 am
    Vivid LIVE‘s huge 2015 lineup has been announced. Joining  Morrissey (announced last month), will be performances from the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Daniel Johns, TV On The Radio, The Drones, Flume and The Preatures. This year’s Vivid LIVE will include 10 nights of Australian exclusive performances in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, also featuring shows from Bill Callahan, Squarepusher, Royal Headache, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Dress Up Attack! and more. FCX will celebrate 10 years of the Future Classic label, with two shows featuring sets from Flight Facilities, Seekae, Hayden James,…
  • The Black Keys cancel 2015 Australian tour

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:47 am
    Blues rockers The Black Keys have cancelled their upcoming Australian leg of their Turn Blue World Tour, including their appearance at Byron Bay Bluesfest. The cancellation of The Black Keys 2015 Australian tour follows a shoulder injury sustained by drummer Patrick Carney in January this year while body surfing in the Caribbean. The injury promoted the band to cancel their European dates, and while they hoped to resume touring by April, they have now announced the recovery process will take longer than hoped. “We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through April…
  • Mumford & Sons Announce Third Studio Album ‘Wilder Mind’

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Mumford & Sons have announced that their third album Wilder Mind will be released May 1st, 2015. And it will be without their signature banjo sound. Wowza! Recorded at Air Studios, London and produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence & The Machine), Wilder Mind features twelve new tracks, written collaboratively by the band in London, Brooklyn, and Texas. A number of the new songs were written and demo’d at Aaron Dessner’s (The National) garage studios in Brooklyn. Wilder Mind marks a significant departure for the young British band from their previous records,…
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    DEbris-Randomness & Leftovers

  • Suicide Squad Director Teases a Trip to Arkham Asylum

    28 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    Suicide Squad Director Teases a Trip to Arkham Asylum Release Date: August 05, 2016 Director: David Ayer Written By: David Ayer Cast: Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Will Smith Synopsis: A government agency recruits some of the deadliest villains in DC Comics lore to embark on dangerous missions. This film will be a continuation of WB’s shared DC cinematic universe. Pre-production continues on Warner Bros.’ upcoming Suicide Squad and director David Ayer has released another image from the set, this time teasing a trip to DC’s most…
  • YES! Deadpool: Official image of Ryan Reynolds in costume

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    YES! Deadpool: Official image of Ryan Reynolds in costume   Meet Ryan Reynolds’ take on Deadpool – and here’s the first official synopsis for the X-Men spin-off too… Well, if you were one of those who said you’d never believe a Deadpool movie was happening until you saw Ryan Reynolds, in costume, on the eve of production, then this is your moment. The Deadpool movie is definitely, definitely happening. Ryan Reynolds has Tweeted the first official look at himself in the Deadpool costume, and given that that’s what you came for, let’s start with…
  • How The Battle Of The Five Armies Should Have Ended (feat. Screen Junkies)

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:39 am
    How The Battle Of The Five Armies Should Have Ended (feat. Screen Junkies) Let us HISHE the Hobbit, one last time… The mega multiple ending HISHE for Hobbit 3 is finally here. Please enjoy and Thank You for Watching! And for good measure, also Honest Trailers version with Hishe as guest take on the same movie:   The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (previously known as The Hobbit: There and Back Again) is a 2014 epic fantasyadventure film, directed by Peter Jackson and written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro. It is the third and final…
  • For music nerds: The Revenge – Against The Clock

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:27 am
    For music nerds: The Revenge – Against The Clock Scottish producer Graeme Clark has been putting his spin on house, disco and more since the late 1990s. After adopting the Revenge name mid-way through the next decade, his profile continued to rise through releases on Mule Musiq, Jiscomusic and Z, before eventually launching his own label, Roar Groove. He’s also well known as a studio bod, mastering for other artists such as Mark E, and he uses his full arsenal of gear to full effect here. Filmed by Andy Brown     The Revenge is a producer who understands the past but…
  • Spooks: The Greater Good – New trailer

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:54 am
    Spooks: The Greater Good – New trailer   Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harington takes the lead, as Spooks heads to the big screen. Here’s the new Spooks: The Greater Good trailer… On May 8th, Spooks makes its transition from the small screen to the cinema with the movie Spooks: The Greater Good. The film stars Kit Haringon, Peter Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Elyes Gabel, David Harewood and Tim McInnerny. And, we should note, it’s set to work perfectly well whether you’ve seen the TV show it’s spun out of or not. We’ve got an official outline for the film,…
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  • Festival: Forgotten Fields @ Eridge Park.

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
    The creative minds behind Kendal Calling bring you Forgotten Fields, a ground breaking new festival, Forgotten Fields, at Eridge Park in East Sussex. Celebrating 10 years of Kendal Calling, the Cumbrian team are launching a show in the South of England their vision that captures the heart and spirit of the original festival, and condenses... The post Festival: Forgotten Fields @ Eridge Park. appeared first on RockShot.
  • Rock Media: Christina Martin. It’ll Be Alright.

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Canada’s Christina Martin has announced she’ll be returning to the UK for 5 UK shows this Spring, to support the release of her fifth studio album, ‘It’ll Be Alright’ out April 20 on her own Come Undone Records Experimentation is the lifeblood of any artist. But occasionally they experience moments when everything comes into focus,... The post Rock Media: Christina Martin. It’ll Be Alright. appeared first on RockShot.
  • Rock Show: Squeeze. Cradle To Grave.

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:35 am
    Squeeze, the enduring British pop act whose songs have tenderly and wittily chronicled life and love stretching across four decades, are to play an extensive UK tour in the autumn – their first, as a band, for three years. As well as a vast catalogue including hits such as Cools For Cats, Up The Junction... The post Rock Show: Squeeze. Cradle To Grave. appeared first on RockShot.
  • All Quiet Now: John Renbourn.

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:09 am
    The musician was found at his home in Hawick in the Scottish Borders on Thursday after a suspected heart attack. He was due to play a gig at The Ferry in Glasgow with fellow guitarist and inspiration Wizz Jones but sadly he did not show. In the mid-1960’s he met Bet Jansch and started a... The post All Quiet Now: John Renbourn. appeared first on RockShot.
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  • Fruit Bomb Share ‘Normcore Girlfriend’ From Art Is Hard’s ‘Family Portrait Pt. II’

    Jamie Coughlan
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:12 am
    At the end of April, Bristol/London bloody awesome indie label Art Is Hard Records will release their second Famiy Portrait compilation album. Back in 2012, the first iteration of this release featured the likes of Joanna Gruesome, Playlounge, Keel Her, and Gum. This one, creatively titled Family Portrait pt. II, will feature music from self proclaimed “butt punx” Bruising, shoegaze/dreampop group Living Hour, Brighton post-punks Abattoir Blues, and surf fuzz quartet Fruit Bomb. Following the release of Living Hour’s ‘Steady Glazed Eyes’ and Abattoir…
  • 10 Free Songs You Need To Download

    Jamie Coughlan
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    Once a week (or more often if we’re feeling frisky) Overblown gathers together the best free music we’ve uncovered that week all in one place for your downloading convenience. Think of us as the Kwiki Mart of music downloads, a vending machine of aural pleasure, a takeaway of tuneful melody. Enjoy!   Phone Home – ‘Bean’ Let’s be entirely fair here, post-rock has been done to death. The most adventurous bands of the genre are past their best, and the newcomers are often derivative of second tier bands from the first wave. This is what makes Phone Home…
  • Listen To ‘Damn, Gravity’ By OKAY KAYA

    Jamie Coughlan
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    I’ve mentioned this before, but, in the modern world of tweets and instagram, mystique is solely missing. This makes 23-year-old OKAY KAYA a refreshing prospect. There’s not really too much information about her. She grew up in Norway, play in her brother’s metal band, relocated to New York, and creates some delightfully ethereal and melancholic music. The music and video for her track ‘Damn, Gravity’ is a beauty. The video’s like a less party centric version of ‘1979’ by The Smashing Pumpkins. In fact, perhaps this is the post-party video. The…
  • Wolf Alice @ Oran Mor Glasgow, 23/3/2015

    Siobhan Smith
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
    As far as I’m concerned, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs back catalogue playing as an opener to any gig is a sure fire sign that I am in the right place. Fever to Tell and It’s Blitz back to back, set the scene perfectly for the entrance of London grunge-pop-folk-rockers Wolf Alice, who take to the stage in Oran Mor, on the first night of their UK tour. Attracting a mixed crowd in Glasgow’s middle class West End, Oran Mor isn’t my favourite venue. A beautiful church with a converted basement is perfect in theory but alas, the floor just isn’t quite sticky enough for my liking. The setting…
  • Pinact Interview ‘Totally Lost in New York’

    Martin Wilson
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    As make or break moments go, Glasgow punk duo Pinact’s arrived with a bang in their fledgling career. I’m chatting to Corrie Gillies, the band’s chief songwriter and right now the news is all good. They’ve recently announced the release of their debut album Stand Still And Rot on Brooklyn label Kanine Records, home of Grizzly Bear and Surfer Blood. There’s a glint in Corrie’s eye that suggests he’s got things just where he wants them but it could all have been very, very different. Fight or flight, where others would have withered, Corrie chose to fight. It’s Autumn 2014 and…
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  • Rukkus’ 30 Favorite Music Festivals

    Rukkus Admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Being the live music junkies we are, the Rukkus team has been to over 100 music festivals across the country – some major ones and some smaller ones that you might not have heard of. No matter what the size, we’ve compiled a list of our all time favorites – the one where we danced, laughed, and cried of joy at until the wee hours of the morning. Check ‘em out below: #1: Outside Lands The San Francisco-based Outside Lands music festival is held annually in Golden Gate State Park. 2014 headliners included Kanye West, The Killers, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Food…
  • 10 Most Exciting Fans To Watch The Game With

    Rukkus Admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    After a good game, we never fail to praise our favorite athletes for their hard work, but what we sometimes forget to do is pat ourselves on the back for being such loyal fans.  This list goes out to all of the dedicated fans out there who stick by their team regardless of  the score.  Cheers! 10. Boston Red Sox Fans Good times never feel so good when you go to Fenway Park for a Red Sox game. Red Sox fans are notoriously faithful to their team and we bet most of them can tell us their teams lineup in their sleep. To date, the Sox hold eight world series titles. After the Red Sox broke the…
  • Rukkus’ 100 Favorite Places To See Live Music

    10 Feb 2015 | 9:58 am
    In this day and age, you never know where the night can take you. I’m sure we’ve all ended one night or another thinking to ourselves–how did we end up at this random spot where the music was way too loud and the food way too mediocre?! Luckily for you, the Rukkus team scoured the country for the best places to listen to live music while enjoying a cold drink. So next time we hope you won’t find yourself standing in a corner at an overpriced club drinking a $47 appletini. Cheers! #1: Moonshine Flats If you can’t decide between a country hoedown and crazy dance…
  • Rukkus is giving away $250 in sports tickets!

    Rukkus Admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Rukkus is giving away $250 in tickets to any sporting event you want! ‘Tis the season and Rukkus is spreading the holiday spirit by giving away $250 in tickets to NFL, NBA and NHL games. Here are the ways to enter: Send us your Super Bowl favorite or write a sports-related haiku about the season this year and send it to (+1 entry) Tweet “I just entered to win $250 in sports tickets from #jointherukkus” (+1 entry) Tag us on Instagram at a sporting event with the hashtag @jointherukkus #jointherukkus (+1 entry) The contest will officially begin on…
  • Rukkus is Giving Away $200 in Concert Tickets

    Rukkus Admin
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    We’re giving away $200 in concert tickets So you can go see the artists you love for free. Don’t miss the Fleetwood Mac, Ariana Grande, or James Blake tour just because your pockets are empty – join our giveaway. It’s super easy to win. Here are the ways to enter: Shoot us a quick email at with a four sentence poem describing your favorite live music experience (+1 entry) Tweet “I just entered to win $200 in concert tickets from #jointherukkus” (+1 entry) The contest will officially begin on November 17th and end at 3pm on December…
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    Vonj productions

  • Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 16 “Time to Change the Game”

    vonj productions
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    These are all expressions that came through my heart. I have written these pieces to fit in within a musical format. What you read here has already been musically recorded, I hope you enjoy these messages family. Love; Vonj. TIME TO CHANGE THE GAME Is it you or is it me there’s no story’s in the papers is it you or is it me on the TV screens pretenders is it you or is it me jokers on the radio now this is personal exploitation exaltation money is the name of their game Mantra It is time to change the game It is time to pave a new way Second part That was then this should be now put true…
  • Dignified Fridays presents: Song of Thought

    vonj productions
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Greetings brothers and sisters, on this day I present a song off the VNA album, Song of Thought. I hope you enjoy this along with the weekend. Love Vonj
  • Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 15 “Sonic Boom”

    vonj productions
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    These are all expressions that came through my heart. I have written these pieces to fit in within a musical format. What you read here has already been musically recorded, I hope you enjoy these messages family. Love; Vonj. SONIC BOOM Frozen in time The twenty first century cries All they can do is look back and listen to historical recorded reels Lessons unlearned while disregard is nearly mastered So let me take you to another dimension where vision is a capable sound There’s a vicious red already canned in a factory you’ll be bought and sold unless you break the ice and set your mind…
  • Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 14 “One International”

    vonj productions
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    These are all expressions that came through my heart. I have written these pieces to fit in within a musical format. What you read here has already been musically recorded, I hope you enjoy these messages family. Love; Vonj. One International Jamming in a wasted land Jamming for to make a change Jamming in a wasted land Jamming for to numb your pain Disconcerting how humanity judges in generalisations if we made that decision to change our ways we would end this division don’t you know Mantra One International (x3) Second Part Jammings going to cure the land from the disease of greed and…
  • Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 13 “Nothing lasts Forever”

    vonj productions
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
         These are all expressions that came through my heart. I have written  these       pieces to fit in within a musical format. What you read here has already been musically recorded, I hope you enjoy these messages family. Love; Vonj.                                                    Nothing lasts forever                                               I reminisce when I was a child mamma pushed my swing high towards the sky I want to see my face behind the shinning light Country side where we lived back then not a care in the world I…
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    iTunes Zone | iTunes Plus M4A

  • The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:28 pm
    The Day Is My Enemy is the sixth studio album by British electronic music group The Prodigy. It is the follow-up to 2009’s Invaders Must Die and is to be released on 30 March 2015 (and for Friday-release countries is on 27 March 2015). The album will be released by Three Six Zero Music/Warner Bros. Records […] The post The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy appeared first on iTunes Zone | iTunes Plus M4A.
  • Monarchy – Abnocto

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Abnocto is the second studio album by English electronic music duo consisting of Andrew Armstrong (producer, DJ) and Ra Black (vocals, lyrics) Monarchy. It was released on iTunes on Feb 16, 2015.  Tracklist: 01 Living Without You 02 Dancing in the Corner 03 The Dream 04 It’s All I Know 05 Falling in Love with a Memory 06 […] The post Monarchy – Abnocto appeared first on iTunes Zone | iTunes Plus M4A.
  • Rae Morris – Unguarded

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Unguarded is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter Rae Morris, released on 26 January 2015 by Atlantic Records. It received favourable reviews in publications such as Digital Spy, DIY magazine, Drowned in Sound, The Guardian, and The Observer. XFM named Unguarded as its ‘Album of the Week’ at the end of January 2015. The […] The post Rae Morris – Unguarded appeared first on iTunes Zone | iTunes Plus M4A.
  • Selah Sue – Reason

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Reason is the second studio album by Belgian musician and songwriter Selah Sue. It was released on iTUnes on Mar 27, 2015 via Because Music. Tracklist: 01 Alone 02 I Won’t Go for More 03 Reason 04 Together (feat. Childish Gambino) 05 Alive 06 The Light 07 Fear Nothing 08 Daddy 09 Sadness 10 Feel 11 Right Where I […] The post Selah Sue – Reason appeared first on iTunes Zone | iTunes Plus M4A.
  • Ludacris – Ludaversal (Deluxe)

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Ludaversal is the ninth studio album by American rapper Ludacris. It was released on March 31, 2015 through Disturbing tha Peace and Def Jam Recordings. The album was recorded during 2011 to 2015 and its production was handled by several producers, including Mike Will Made It, David Guetta, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Giorgio Tuinfort, Da […] The post Ludacris – Ludaversal (Deluxe) appeared first on iTunes Zone | iTunes Plus M4A.
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  • Age Gap Relationships – When is the Gap a Problem?

    Chantel'e Marie
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:26 am
    The Words & Riddims team discuss age gap relationships. This topic was inspired by the rumoured relationship between Kylie Jenner and Tyga. Age Gap Relationship The post Age Gap Relationships – When is the Gap a Problem? appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Is it Cool to be a Jamaican in the UK?

    Chantel'e Marie
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Once voted as the 3rd coolest nationality in the world, Jamaica’s are known for their easy going and laid back attitude. During this Words & Riddims show we discuss the changing dialect and accent of the British youts… How much has Jamaican culture influenced the UK? Are Britons young trying to act Jamaican? Jamaican Culture in the The post Is it Cool to be a Jamaican in the UK? appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Immigration Street Radio Show Discussion

    Chantel'e Marie
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Channel 4 is no stranger to controversy, broadcasting documentaries designed to evoke up emotions and opinions.  Recently I published a post on‘Things We Won’t Say About Race – That Are True’ but prior to this, in late February, it was ‘Immigration Street‘ which caused a major storm within the media. Listen back to the Words & Riddims The post Immigration Street Radio Show Discussion appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • How Should We Tackle Football Racism?

    Chantel'e Marie
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Catch up on the Words & Riddims Radio Talk Show from Thursday 19th February 2015 where we discuss Chelsea FC racist football players and how best to tackle the situation. Also should Black people support a football team that has a long history of racism? Racist Chelsea Football Fans – Live Radio Discussion (Football Racism) The post How Should We Tackle Football Racism? appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Shaggy ‘Number One Lesbian’ features Lesbian in New Music Video – Picture

    Chantel'e Marie
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    Music & Culture During a recent interview on America’s Shade 45 program, Shaggy spoke candidly about his career and Jamaica’s perceived stigma towards homosexuals. The conversation picked up socially due to the deejays comments about being ‘the number one lesbian.’ “Sweetheart let me tell you something, you talking to the number one Lesbian. Ain’t nobody love more The post Shaggy ‘Number One Lesbian’ features Lesbian in New Music Video – Picture appeared first on Words and Riddims.
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    Bizarre Culture » Music

  • BLOC 2015 – A Perfect Start To The Festival Season | Review

    Bizarre Culture
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    After a 4 year hiatus, spent putting on nights at their wonderfully intimate warehouse space in Hackney Wick, Bloc finally made their much anticipated return to Butlins in Minehead. And a glorious return it was.    Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettmann Attending a festival at a holiday camp is a very unusual feeling. For any that have been to a Bloc weekender before (or to any of its Butlins-based-brethren, such as the now defunct ATP), it’s a welcome feeling indeed. It recalls vague memories of sneaking away from the family on camping holidays to drink cheap cider with the older kids four…
  • Need to Hear: Seekae – The Worry

    Alex Durham
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:41 pm
    We’ve become hopelessly obsessed with the title track on Sydney trio Seekae’s 2014 album The Worry. A hugely satisfying combination of dark eighties dance rhythms akin to the Drive soundtrack, smooth and jaunty stylistic confidence, and a delayed introduction of a simple organ pump, make this track one of the most exciting things to happen in 2014 – and so far this year too. Sorry we’ve served it a bit late, but it’s  still piping hot. Get the album on digital here. The post Need to Hear: Seekae – The Worry appeared first on Bizarre Culture.
  • An Interview with Kruse & Nuernberg

    Brent Minderler
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    We had the chance to speak to Florian Kruse and Nils Nuernberg, aka Kruse & Nuernberg, producers and DJs from Germany. They have just released their new EP Lost N Free from OFF Recordings. They teamed up with British singer/songwriter Brolin, who has delivered beautiful, melodic vocals to the title song. The EP also features remixes from the likes of ED ED and Sasse, who have maintained the essence of the original song whilst adding the influence of techno. Our take: Lost N Free, a dark, lush layering of synths driven by an enigmatic and moody build-up, is a set of tastefully produced…
  • Introducing: Shift Work

    Navz Sangwan
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Self-professed electronic music chancers Mark and Johnny, aka Shift Work, are making big soundwaves on the scene. Somewhere among their ‘Scaled to Fit’ EP release through Optimo Music, their live performances at some of the UK’s favourite dance venues, continuing to impress their growing brigade of followers and creating a new EP – they found the time to talk to us about creativity in London, cheese analogies and HG Wells. Their interview technique balancing ironic distance and frankness is almost as captivating as their remixes, and we really like their stuff. Crank this…
  • Grimes releases music video for unheard track ‘REALiTi’

    Bizarre Culture
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Last year Claire Boucher aka Grimes scrapped the record she was working on, saying her new material “sucked, so I threw it out and started again.” “It upsets a lot of my fans, and I get why it upsets them,” Grimes told The New York Times, and so she started afresh. In her description of the video, Grimes writes: “Since this is no longer gonna be on the album, I’m releasing it as a special thank you to everyone in Singapore, KL, Manila, Jakarta, HK, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo who came out to the shows! It was an honor to play with a…
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  • Wye Oak | Shriek | Album Review

    Sion Ford
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:18 am
    It’s full of synth and the serenade of Jenn Wasner’s lightly computerised vocals, at times intense in its rhythms whilst sharing expressions of joy only as a keyboard can at others... The post Wye Oak | Shriek | Album Review appeared first on
  • The Merrylees | The Playhouse, Edinburgh | Music Photography

    Stuart Westwood
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    The Paul Weller (The Jam) fans are a fiercely partisan […] The post The Merrylees | The Playhouse, Edinburgh | Music Photography appeared first on
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    21 Mar 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Beataucue are Alexis and Medence. They were formed in 2 […] The post Beataucue | Terrah | E.P Review appeared first on
  • Electric Fields Festival | First Acts Confirmed

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    20 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Electric Fields: Saturday 29th August 2015 / www.electr […] The post Electric Fields Festival | First Acts Confirmed appeared first on
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    19 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
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  • PSG and The Untz present the official Trail to Electric Forest

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Across the country, and around the world, fans are counting down the seconds to one of the most highly-anticipated events of the festival season: Electric Forest. From June 25-28, the city of Rothbury, MI is invaded by tens of thousands of fans descending upon Double JJ Ranch for an unforgettable weekend of music and mayhem. The festival sold out within hours of going up on sale, and now all there is to do is wait. Not so fast.
  • Resonant Frequency crafts 30-minute Road to Euphoria Vol 5 mix

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    We've been bumping Resonant Frequency in the office since our premiere of "Like You Like It" last week. Seems our worlds are colliding a bit, because the Austin, TX trio of guitarist Vince Seidl (Diamond Cuts), bassist Landon Reichle (Lando), and drummer Ben Slade (Local Color) assembled the Road to Euphoria Vol 5 mix, which dropped today. 30-minutes of all original tunes follow the powerful opener we premiered. The three-piece is able to repurpose vintage funk into a funktronica setting, and blast the whole thing off on stage.
  • Kinetik Groove - Something Special [FREE DOWNLOAD]

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Austin O'Meara has really been spreading noise in Denver and beyond over the last year in his short tenure as Kinetik Groove. He has the music theory background to solidify his visions to paint a funky canvas of jams, and "Something Special" plays as its read.
  • Manic Focus remixes Minnesota and G Jones' 'Thunderdome' [March 31]

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Minnesota and G Jones’ “Thunderdome,” one of our Top 10 Trap Songs of 2014, just underwent the latest of its round of remixes, this time at the hands of Chicago’s Manic Focus. The track keeps the feel of the original, but Manic Focus tones down G Jones’ hard hitting vibes and adds in his own personal brand of flair.
  • The Untz presents the NEW DEAL spring 2015 tour!

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Livetronica legends the NEW DEAL are hitting the road this spring, and is along for the ride!
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    TurnStyle + » Music

  • Kanye West is a real rock star

    Guest Writer
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
      Follow @Turnstylelife or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for the latest fashion, music and tech news By Ugne Vaske A large number of Glastonbury fans have expressed their disappointment at Kanye West being announced as headliner at this year’s festival on the Pyramid stage on Saturday. Glastonbury is well known for being a contemporary rock and guitar music festival while many others are usually filled with more mainstream, popular music performers. More than 125,000 people have signed the petition against the rapper headlining the festival, though according to its organiser…
  • Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, east versus west

    Guest Writer
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
      Follow @Turnstylelife or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for the latest fashion, music and tech news How privileged are we to see two hip hop heavyweights competing for the crown? Safraz Ali takes a look at the origins, differences and sales of Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole It was The Notorious B.I.G. versus Tupac Shakur in the 90s. It’s J. Cole vs Kendrick Lamar today, a real east versus west clash. The pair are legends in their own right and the music speaks for itself. J Cole’s Cole World: Sideline Story went straight to number one selling an unprecedented 218k in its first…
  • Tinashe – Amethyst: Review

    Guest Writer
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
      Follow @Turnstylelife or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for the latest fashion, music and tech news Tinashe has released her fourth mixtape, Amethyst, as promised, following her Aquarius tour. Turnstyle writer Abbie-Joelle Skliarsky takes a listen. She goes back to her effortless atmosphere creating roots with the seven track mixtape, named after her birth stone. Amethyst is the sassy sister to her 2013 Black Water mixtape. By the sounds of it Tinashe was doing a lot more than we were over Christmas – she recorded the entire thing in her bedroom during the Christmas…
  • Kanye West to headline Glastonbury

    Sam, Features Writer
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
      Follow @Turnstylelife or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for the latest fashion, music and tech news Kanye West will headline the Saturday night at Glastonbury this year. The performance will be the 37-year-old’s debut at the festival taking place in Worthy Farm on 24-28 June. The rap superstar joins Friday night headliners Foo Fighters on top billing while the Sunday night headliner has not yet been announced. Bookies had suspended betting on Monday after rumours of his appearance started circulated. Emily Eavis, co-organiser of the event, later confirmed the news via…
  • What we know about Kendrick Lamar’s new album

    Sam, Features Writer
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    Follow @Turnstylelife or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for the latest fashion, music and tech news Hip hop’s had a colossal start to the year with three of its biggest stars dropping new music before the end of March. Kanye kicked it all off with a spate of new tracks before Drake released his surprise mixtape. Now K. Dot steps up. The rapper posted the iTunes pre-order link to his good kid, m.A.A.d city follow-up on Friday before revealing the title, artwork and tracklist on Tuesday. Here’s what we know so far. Release date: 23 March Title: The album will be called To…
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    Email Marketing Tips

  • Boost Your Subscriber Rate With AddThis + AWeber

    Olivia Dello Buono
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    So you want to grow your email sign ups and drive traffic to your website (and who doesn’t?), but maybe you’re feeling lost about how or where to start. There’s good news: Lightboxes and welcome bars can be a great addition to your current marketing efforts and they’ll help you do just that! And now there’s an easy way to implement them into your digital marketing toolkit with the AWeber and AddThis integration! Engage Your Audience in Minutes How does it work, you ask? By tapping into the power of your WordPress site, AddThis can help increase your audience engagement and extend…
  • Building Customer Loyalty: 3 Tips To Get Customers To Stay

    Olivia Dello Buono
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Imagine for a second that the check engine light in your car comes on. It’s time for a tune-up. After a brief Google search, you discover a service station nearby that’s offering a deal for first-time customers — and they have free coffee. Score! You’ve landed on what seems to be a gold mine. Consumers these days know how to find exactly what they’re looking for online. And why shouldn’t they? With a world of information at your fingertips, hunting down the perfect pizza joint, hair salon or coffee shop is easier than ever. Now that consumers have so many options, it can be…
  • The ASCEND 2015 Lineup Is Here

    Olivia Dello Buono
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    We built ASCEND around the modern marketer. The jack-of-all-trades, so to speak. You’ve got your hands in everything from content to SEO, email to social. And you need a conference that can keep up. As self-proclaimed conference junkies, we’ve been there (and have the badges to prove it). We made note of what works and what doesn’t to create that once-in-a-lifetime experience that we would want to attend. We learned a lot hosting our inaugural event last year, and now we’re back to bring you even more of the content you loved. It’s ASCEND 2015. The Lineup What happens when you put…
  • Importing Your Email List Just Got Easier

    Kristen Dunleavy
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    Moving is never easy. From inevitably breaking at least one mug to traumatizing your cat for weeks, moving has a tendency to be a giant headache. The same can be said of moving your email list to a different provider. Importing can be a real hassle, especially if your subscribers are required to reconfirm that they want to continue receiving your emails. You spent a lot of time building that list – you can’t risk breaking anything! Great news: You can now import your subscribers into AWeber without requiring them to opt-in again. Yes, it’s true. You can import your list…
  • 3 Ways You Can Use Pop Up Forms for Good and Not Evil

    Monica Montesa
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    If only everything in life – growing your business, maintaining a healthy diet, etc. – were easy. (Imagine a world where carrots tasted as good as cake, amiright?) But what if I told you there really is a simple way to grow your email list and ultimately boost your business? An opportunity that’s easy as pie – just minus the guilt. A pop up sign up form is one of the fastest ways you can grow your email list, and all you have to do is create it and add it to your site. Sure, not everyone loves the pop up form. But when you look at all of the business owners (like Noah Kagan of SumoMe)…
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    9janimi Channel

  • VIDEO: KCEE – Limba

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel 5 Star music artist Kcee blesses us with the official video to his latest single "Limba" that song that dropped about 24/48hrs ago now has a video. Watch! - Stream/DL AUDIO DOWNLOAD [download url=] The Song VIDEO: KCEE – Limba appeared first on 9janimi Channel.
  • Wale x Don Jazzy x Olamide x Reekado Banks – Allelu

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:07 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Wale promised a release and he stood by his word, this time he makes "Allelu" with his Nigerian brethren the likes of Mavin Records Chairman Don Jazzy, the YBNL General Olamide aswell well as rising Mavin Pop star Reekado Banks. Listen! - Stream/DL AUDIO DOWNLOAD [audio] The Song Wale x Don Jazzy x Olamide x Reekado Banks – Allelu appeared first on 9janimi Channel.
  • Aina More F/ Morell & Boogey – 5th Seven

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel "Following her recent win at this year’s The Big Music Project, presented by Capital FM and the BRIT Awards, emerging female London Hip-Hop artist Aina More is proud to debut her brand new single ‘5th Seven’, which features World Music rising star Morell and new face of Nigerian Hip Hop Boogey, and is taken from her forthcoming sophomore EP For People With Short Attention Spans. Produced by Morell, ‘5th Seven’ sees Aina More in storytelling mode as she tackles various issues from love, lust, and jealousy, to religion and youth culture, with a rather…
  • Kid Konnect F/ Lex, Mojeed & Tec – Dictator Rap

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Ace Producer Kid Konnect hired Lex, highly rated Mojeed and Tec of ShowDemCamp for "Dictator Rap", and murder was the case. - Stream/DL AUDIO DOWNLOAD [audio src=] The Song Kid Konnect F/ Lex, Mojeed & Tec – Dictator Rap appeared first on 9janimi Channel.
  • Shuley Dee – Amem (Prod. D’tunes)

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel "Shuley D is Nigeria’s fastest rising female musician to look out for in 2015. She hails from Imo State; a graduate of theater arts of university of Abuja Nigeria, her direction is deeply rooted in Reggae, New Age and High-life, she’s blessed with talents, beauty and a unique style of music. Her Major influences are Faze, J.Martins, Flavour, Timaya, Onyeka Onwenu, don jazzy, oriental brothers and Weird MC, she is currently signed to (MC) Records, she put pen to paper in December 2014, her Brand new hit single Amem, produced by D tunes is a fusion of Afro hip…
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    Modern Granola

  • Black Bean Wrap with Carrot Slaw

    S Lauren
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    I was raised on sandwich wraps. They sustained me during my finicky elementary school years where they consisted mostly of pesto sauce and pepperoni slices. I was the subject of wide eyes and questioning glances as I lifted a sandwich wrap out of my lunch box when the other kids had two slices of bread with peanut butter in the middle. I felt brave and adventurous for eating something that was exotic to the other kids. Nowadays, sandwich wraps are old news. They’re found at delis, cafés, and restaurants alike. Why? Because these guys are perfectly portable. And this black bean…
  • Coconut Cookie Bliss Balls

    S Lauren
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s 3:00 in the afternoon. I’m feeling a tad sleepy, and a lot like I need a snack! Is this universal? In every time zone is there an enormous cry for nourishment voiced by a million people every time the clock strikes 3:00 pm? In these snack-attack moments, I have found there is nothing more lovely than having a secret stash of already prepared snacks waiting for me. Like a friend in the fridge. I already talked about the magic of leftovers, but what I love about cooking snack food, is that they are created with the beautiful intention of being around for a bit. I love to…
  • The Spring Beauty Bowl with Chermoula

    S Lauren
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    It feels good to be back in the swing of things here at Modern Granola! The first official day of spring is just a breath away, and that means spending much more time outdoors. I love to cook, and I really love to eat, especially when it comes to things like this Spring Beauty Bowl, but I don’t want to spend several hours a day every day cooking for myself. I’ve come to know leftovers as a timesaver and a fun-time space-maker. The Spring Beauty Bowl recipe makes more than one bowl. It will probably make 4 stout servings, but I’m doing you a solid favor here. What could…
  • Leprechaun Lassi Green Smoothie

    S Lauren
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    I didn’t grow up celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. I distinctly remember being 4 years old and choosing green corduroy pants for the holiday at preschool because I didn’t want to get pinched. I don’t blame me. Little preschool fingers are disarmingly strong. I also have a vague memory of going leprechaun hunting at one point, but I have never resonated with the more adult, green river, green beer brand of celebrating. Though Irish blood runs through my veins, I never really connected with St. Patrick’s Day. But I think it’s high time that changed, because…
  • Free Spring Desktop Wallpaper Download

    S Lauren
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Hey! It’s been a while! My peace-offering to you for my long absence is a free spring desktop wallpaper download! This is how I show you my love. I adore spring. It gives me an excited feeling in my belly when I see fresh buds on trees. When I think about all of the spring fruits and vegetables that will be rolling into my kitchen, I feel utterly jazzed, which I imagine has something to do with cows and top hats… but I digress. It is so thrilling to witness the visual sensation of newness. And what I see is a perfect opportunity for a transition into new spaces,…
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    SongHits Philippines

  • Kitchie Nadal gets married

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:47 am
    MANILA, Philippines – Another singer tied the knot before the end of February. Singer-songwriter Kitchie Nadal married her foreign boyfriend Carlos last February 26. On Facebook, Kitchie thanked those who made her autumn-themed Christian wedding very special, such as coordinator Chinkie Uy Agregado, videographer Jason Magbanua, and Mango Red for the photos. Kitchie is well known for hits like “Wag na Wag Mo Sasabihin,” “Same Ground,” and “Bulong.” Source: Visit her SongHits profile:
  • Sarah G. Valentine’s Day

    12 Feb 2015 | 8:35 pm
    “Wala naman pong plano kasi pareho yata kaming may trabaho on Valentine’s Day. May live po kami for ‘The Voice,’ tapos wala, hindi kami magkasama,” Sarah said at the press conference of her newest endorsement, San San cosmetics on Thursday, February 12.   What’s important  Sarah, who is not asking for any gift from Matteo, added that they celebrated Valentine’s last year, but not on February 14 itself. “Ang Valentine gift lang talaga, ang importante lang is pagmamahalan, iyon lang sa akin,” she said. Matteo and Sarah try to spend…
  • Sam Smith wins Song of the Year Grammy

    11 Feb 2015 | 2:36 am
    LOS ANGELES — Sam Smith on Sunday won the Grammy for Song of the Year for “Stay With Me” — his second win among the four most prestigious categories on the music industry’s biggest night. The 22-year-old singer, who was virtually unknown a year ago, has enjoyed a global following thanks to the tender ballad about a one-night stand.
  • Tom DeLonge Leaves Blink-182

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:38 pm
    After longtime guitarist tells bandmates he’s taking break from group “indefinitely,” Blink-182 carry on with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba. Tom DeLonge, longtime guitarist and co-vocalist of the punk trio Blink-182, has left the group, his bandmates announced in a statement Monday. Suspicions began when the band revealed that Alkaline Trio guitarist/singer Matt Skiba was recruited to join Blink-182 at the group’s upcoming headlining set at drummer Travis Barker’s eighth annual Musink Festival on March 22nd in Orange County, California. Soon after,…
  • Blind Filipina Girl Sings Like Mariah Carey!

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Katchry Jewel Golbin, despite her being blind, has touched everyone’s heart with her musical talent!
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    28 Mar 2015 | 7:46 pm
    by Michael Craig-Martin MTV and the Goss-Michael Foundation will hold their fourth annual MTV RE:DEFINE – the world premiere art exhibition, auction and fundraiser gala – on April 10 during Dallas Art Fair week. Online bidding launched on Paddle8 on March 27 – and will go on leading up to/simultaneous with the live bidding at the event. The auction features over 100 works from artists Michael Craig-Martin, Cindy Sherman, Damien Hirst, Gérard Rancinan, Richard Phillips, Julian Schnabel, Tom Sachs, Justin Adian, Donald Baechler, Amy Baldwin, Billy Childish, Phil Collins, Zoe Crosher,…

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Marc By Marc Jacobs Spring 2015 Ready-To-Wear The rumors are true; it’s time to say farewell to Marc by Marc Jacobs. Called the “little sister line” founded in 2011 by Jacobs and his business partner Robert Duffy, MBMJ will no longer exist as a separate entity, but become intertwined as part of Jacob’s main brand. The decision is speculated to help increase his brand status for an impending IPO. While there’s likely truth to the IPO reasoning, such speculation is cynical. Indeed, merging a spinoff line into the main brand will strengthen the company as a whole.

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Roisin Murphy: Hairless Toys  Róisín Murphy’s first album in eight years, Hairless Toys is a career defining tour de force. With “Gone Fishing” proving a fitting prelude with 140k Soundcloud plays and counting, Róisín Murphy has just revealed the second single, “Exploitation”. Tipping its hat to the dark disco of Casablanca Records, an urgent shuffle of staccato synths, organ and guitar, ‘Exploitation’ says Róisín, “[Is] about sex. Dangerous fun.” Sonically adventurous with peerless production from long time collaborator Eddie…

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman of Lion Babe (on right and left) with Thierry Lasry, Leigh Lezark Fendi celebrated its collaboration with French Designer Thierry Lasry for their special Spring/Summer 2015 Sunglasses Capsule Collection with “Midnight on Madison,” a cocktail event at the Fendi Madison Boutique at 598 Madison Avenue on the evening of March 26. The event was so named to convey “the mysterious and ambivalent magic of that very special time that is ‘midnight.’ Because we know only the really cool wear sunglasses at night. The event started late for a…

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Marina And The Diamond’s third album, “FROOT,” is out earlier than the planned April release because of a leak. Once released, there were no worries, however, that the early release could have hurt interest in the album – it is now sitting pretty at #8 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200, with sales in excess of 46k – Marina’s highest chart placement and greatest overall sales week to date. “FROOT” also debuted at #4 on the Top Albums Chart, and reached even higher, to #1, on iTunes Store’s “Top Albums” chart in the U.S. as well as…
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    Musicblog - The Niche Cache

  • Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly (Diggity Doc)

    Scott Miller
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Kendrick Lamar's has a pretty good record. Section 80 was enough to build some buzz, not only in Los Angeles but around the world, it was good enough to have the world eagerly awaiting the arrival of his first album, which happened to come with a certain Dr Dre on board. Good Kid Mad City is widely known as a classic, such is Kendrick's skill on the mic whether spitting fire or telling stories, you get a bit of everything with Lamar but unlike those Jack of all trade masters of none types, Lamar is a master in every aspect of hip hop poetry.To Pimp A Butterfly takes that to a whole new level.
  • A Week In Hip Hop

    Scott Miller
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:22 pm
    It's hard to argue that hip hop isn't in a nice wee spot as Kendrick Lamar's album continues to sizzle, but you'd be forgiven for breezing over the releases of Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshit. Both Bronson and Earl dropped albums this week and as you would expect with these two, absolute fire. Bronson did a bit of press for the album, get some insight in this convo with the Breakfast Club We posted the first video off the album on Wednesday but if ya missed it, here it is. All round funk, creative vibes oozing everywhere and Chance The Rapper makes a very cool appearance as well. If…
  • Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

    Nick Robinson
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Josh Tillman is good at lots of things. He’s a gifted songwriter, a wonderful singer and a compelling performer. He’s witty and intelligent. Insightful and entertaining. Basically any time you see him pop up in some interview or on a talk show or some silly youtube promo vid at Whoopdedoodah Fest 2015 or whatever, it’s essential consumption.He did this thing on tour where he lowered a cutout image of a giant iPhone in front of the screen for people to frame their candid concert snaps with. He has his own perfume. FJM’s debut album (2012’s ‘Fear Fun’) was released with a full…
  • The Beast Is G-Unit

    Scott Miller
    21 Mar 2015 | 5:17 pm
    One thing about being a 23 year old who loves hip hop is that I came into my love of hip hop when the business was peaking. While the 90's were definitely the good old days with 90's hip hop serving me very well to this day, when I was moving into my teen years, certain artists and a certain brand of hip hop was on the radio.Many, including myself to a certain extent, look at this period from 2000-2008 or so as a bit of a low period for hip hop but whatever. 50 Cent broke on to the scene while I was at intermediate school and after a few weeks I knew all the words to 'In Da Club'. If you were…
  • The Girl's Video Of The Week - Grief

    The Niche Cache
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Widely regarded as one of the best lyricists under 25, Earl Sweatshirt’s participation in the rap game is equal parts unwavering, and low-key.Since his return to music in 2012, Earl has carved out a lane all his own. His lyrics are terrifyingly honest, introspective, and while often dark, there is always an underlying glimmer of hope which seems to reveal itself through Earl’s stark awareness of his own potential.His latest release, Grief continues in a similar vein to work from his last album, Doris. The haunting, slow, and lo-fi production paired with his dense, frenzied…
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    29 Mar 2015 | 8:48 am
    Geçen yaz SigmaSes&#039;ten satın almıştım. Hop. değişikliğinden ötürü pek kullanma şansım olmadı. Sıfır kondisyondadır. Kutusu ve faturası mevcuttur. Fiyat : 200 TL
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    NickFever - Music Production

  • NI Compressor and EQ Help Sheet

    6 Mar 2015 | 12:42 am
    The Native Instruments Komplete bundle comes with several compressors and EQs. So, I made a 1 page reference sheet that highlights each plugins particular forte according to Native Instruments. The following plugins are on the helpsheet: SOLID EQ, SOLID DYNAMICS, SOLID BUS COMP, VC 76, VC 2A, VC 160, PASSIVE EQ, VARI COMP, ENHANCED EQ.
  • BPM to MS

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    BPM to MS conversion is fairly simple. Here are both the equation and a calculator.
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    11 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    We want to know what is your favorite soft synth? There are so many different software synthesizers! We want to know your favorites... your "go-to" soft synths.
  • Melodic Minor Scale

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Melodic Minor Scale Many people don’t know there are multiple minor scales. We’ll focus on the Melodic Minor scale here. The melodic minor scale is often used when singing is involved because it is easier to sing than the harmonic …
  • How to EQ - Music Mixing technique and tips - EQ Music

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:17 am
    Audio equalization – EQ Music When you listen to music, you may not notice the effects of audio equalization right away. However, the sound of music can be enhanced through equalization which is one of those music effects that can …
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    Best Car Speakers HQ

  • Best Wakeboard Tower Speakers
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Looking for some new and better wakeboard tower speakers for those times you’re out on the water? We are here to help you find some of the best marine wake tower speakers for the money. Marine speakers are specially made for being out on the water and being able to get wet. These types of wakeboard speakers are slightly more than your typical car speakers because they are made for outdoor and are waterproof and can handle just about all weather conditions. Below we have created you a list of some of Amazon Best-Selling and Top Rated wakeboard tower speaker’s money can buy. The Ultimate…
  • Car Amplifier Wiring Kits – 2, 4, & 8 Gauge Wire Kits
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    Having the right and best gauge wiring kits is just as important as the amplifier, subwoofer, box, and deck. They call it a call audio system because everything work and rely of each other. Having the recommended amp wiring kit to support the power from amplifier to subwoofer is crucial. Without having the proper wiring kit you won’t get the true power or sound of your audio system. Not sure what gauge speaker wire to buy? Check out below the chart to see which gauge wiring your need for you system. Without further due, here’s some of the top recommended amp & subwoofer wiring kits.
  • Motorcycle Helmet Speaker Kits with Bluetooth
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    Sometime it’s nice to be able to listen to music on a beautiful summer day while riding your motorcycle. Having some motorcycle helmet speakers is always nice to have when on the open road cursing around. There are several helmet speakers you can choose from but not all of them have good quality and are actually worth the money. So we have dedicated this page here to help bikers find the best motorcycle speakers for the money. Without more being said, let’s check out some of the top rated speakers for motorcycle helmets below. Top Rated Helmet Speakers for Motorcycles PictureHelmet…
  • List of Top 6×9 Speakers to Buy
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    Having a good pair of 6×9 speakers for your car can enhance the bass and music without having a subwoofer and amplifier. So we have decided to make a page to help people find the best 6” x 9” car speakers with the best ratings and reviews for the best price possible. Below we have made a list of the top 6×9 speakers that sound good in any car. So if you’re looking to make an upgrade in sound quality and bass, I would recommend checking out these speaker reviews we have rounded up. The Ultimate 6×9 Speakers Guide Picture6x9 SpeakerPriceRating Rockford Fosgate Punch P1694…
  • Best Car Stereo with Bluetooth of 2015
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Having the best Bluetooth car stereo can make your life much easier while driving and being on the phone at the same time. You don’t want to be that person without a Bluetooth car stereo that puts you and other lives at risk whiling driving on the phone. Having a car stereo with Bluetooth really comes with its advantages and is relatively affordable for just about anyone. Without further due, let’s take a peek at some of the best-selling stereos with Bluetooth built-in. Top Car Stereos with Bluetooth Reviews 2015 PictureStereoPriceRating Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS Multimedia DVD Receiver with…
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    PUNCHLAND |Music News + Interviews + Brazilian Indie Music in One Place

  • Interview: Falcon View Aerial Photography

    Myles Hunt
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    “Get off the ground with Falcon View Aerials.” Drones are the next big things in art. Aerial photography is on the frontier of a whole new expedition of art being explored across the world. The sky is no longer the limit. Artists now have the chance to survey new heights in their work. In the past, an artist had to be lucky and have enough money to book a plane or helicopter tour for a quick photo shoot. That was the extent of their access. Now, with the introduction of drones that can be purchased by the everyday consumer, aerial photography is readily available for those who want an…
  • Mahmundi – Sentimento

    Marina Abacaxi
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Sentimento is a slow, melancholy 90’s style R&B that is cut from the same cloth of names like Jesse Ware and How to Dress Well. Just as good. Marcela Vale has been playing around with Tropical lo-fi and for a little while inching closer to 90’s R&B and you can listen to the fruition of this relationship in the video above. You can listen to her previous effort, Setembro EP, below which is a tad more intimate and confessional. If you are into chillwave you’ll appreciate her work. The post Mahmundi – Sentimento appeared first on PUNCHLAND |Music News + Interviews…
  • The Trailer for the New 007 Movie ‘Spectre’ is Here

    Tag Brum
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    It’s a refreshing turn in the franchise to have this much character development after over 20 movies. Daniel Craig will definitely leave his mark as one of the best 007. Also, couldn’t be happier to see Christoph Waltz as the villain. The post The Trailer for the New 007 Movie ‘Spectre’ is Here appeared first on PUNCHLAND |Music News + Interviews + Brazilian Indie Music in One Place.
  • Toro Y Moi – Run Baby Run

    Tag Brum
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:44 am
    Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick is about to release his fourth LP, What For? on April 7 via Carpark Records. The track, Run Baby Run, is so sunny it’ll almost make you forget this stubborn New York cold. The post Toro Y Moi – Run Baby Run appeared first on PUNCHLAND |Music News + Interviews + Brazilian Indie Music in One Place.
  • Pazes – “Remnants” (ft. Andrea Balency)

    Tag Brum
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    The Berlin-based, Brazilian producer Lucas “Pazes” Febraro is ready to release his debut album and we’re sharing the haunting track Remnants today. Induced is due out on April 27 via Time No Place. Be Told Poltergeist Left & Right Sion (feat. Biblo) Wall Five Astir Everyone One (feat. Biblo) Grace Induced Guest Remnants (feat. Andrea Balency) The post Pazes – “Remnants” (ft. Andrea Balency) appeared first on PUNCHLAND |Music News + Interviews + Brazilian Indie Music in One Place.
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  • Kill la Kill

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    This is the first time I write about anime in my blog, but this one is worth to mention: Kill la Kill (キルラキル) directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi is everything you were looking for: It is extremely (really!) fast paced, with great different animation styles, (similar to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), very well curated music and a splash of colors that you would not […]
  • Mixtape No. 2

    11 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    It is almost Spring and along with it the music fests, parties and beach trips that we love (even if I’ll be stuck at my place studying all Spring and Summer); that is why I decided to make a brand new mixtape; unlike my Mixtape No. 1, this one is faster paced with many techno and bass beats to […]
  • Gabriel Moreno (Illustration)

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:07 am
    Gabriel Moreno, is a painter and illustrator based in Spain, I liked Gabriel because he is -in a nutshell- what I like about illustrators, black and white images with color splashes, great detail, suggestive but not explicit, creative but within the limits of perspective and understanding, easy to digest. He has a website and Facebook site where you can […]
  • Alexis Ren

    21 Feb 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Alexis Ren (1996), is an American model of German/Russian descent, she is currently based in LA signed with Nous and Chic Model Management agencies, it looks like she will be one of the big “top models” in a couple of years. She is definitely my new favorite; sorry Emily Ratajkowski and Emily Didonato you have been dethroned :) […]
  • Mixtape No. 1

    20 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    *Model: Alexis Ren If you follow my blog, you may have noticed that I basically post whatever I see and like in magazines, books or online (mostly online). Based on that premise, I have decided to create my first Mixtape with the songs I have been listening for the last couple of months (some of […]
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    Reschad Oliver

  • 14 songs to make your work awesome

    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Directed by Michael Yearby for Playground Music iTunes: Google Play: Website: Share and play the playlist, from Reschad Oliver’s first studio album “Pharaoh” Facebook: Twittter: @Reschadoliver Instagram: @Reschadoliver
  • The Marijuana Effect

    13 Jan 2015 | 8:26 pm
    It’s been a year since Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. Do you think Marijuana should remain legal for use? Let me know by posting your comments below.
  • The Responsibility is Yours?

    6 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    I had and interesting discussion with a friend of mines about being born in sin & bondage vs. the responsibility of the person. We started our discussion defining terms like the sovereignty of God, the human condition and slavery & bondage. As we explored the topic he formulated some good points about being born in sin he stated “Due to us being born in sin, it’s not our fault”. He explained when someone is in bondage they are chained to it, they are forced to do its will, our minds in-turn have no other options but to choice it. I disagreed, I said I can empathize with the…
  • Debate w/ Macklemore about Race in Hip-Hop

    30 Dec 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Macklemore talks about how white privilege played a part in his success. He also gives his thoughts on the current state of the Hip-Hop culture and how he fits in it. Do you think race plays a part in the success of Hip-Hop today? Also, is Hip-Hop to mainstream?
  • In the Studio

    23 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    The studio is calling me! Time to create great music from my heart. I think you guys will enjoy the direction I’m going to take for this project. You see my inspiration to make great music!
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    Twilight Notes

  • Adam Foster- True Romance

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:48 pm
    My first official single release came out Monday on Soundcloud- extremely proud to finally get this out into the world.  Take a listen below and grab your free download here.   It will be out on itunes, beatport, amazon, spotify and every other music retailer next week so if you’re inclined to buy it you can do it then. All love, Adam
  • Ciara- 1,2 Step (Joe Maz & Adam Foster Remix)

    19 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    Take a listen to this future house rework of Ciara and Missy Elliott’s 1,2 Step by Joe Maz and Twilight Notes founder Adam Foster.  Grab the free download below and get amped for the weekend.
  • Sundaze- March Spotify Playlist

    16 Mar 2015 | 12:46 pm
    New Spotify playlist up now from Adam Foster for March with some of my favorite top down, soulful, breezy, laid back sunday tunes. Featuring artists like David Bowie, Beck, LCD Soundsystem, Jimmy Edgar, Big Boi, Toots & the Maytalls, MF Doom, Ghostface, James Brown, The Kills, The Meters, London Grammar, Kendrick Lamar, Laura Welch, TV On The Radio, and more…  
  • Manila Killa Remixes Sevyn Streeter + Chris Brown

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    I first heard this absolute stunner of a remix during DJ Enferno’s live set last week at Vibe Las Olas, the nightclub that I run as music director.  It’s always fun to bring in guests from out of town to see what kind of tracks they’re playing- apparently this wild, sweaty, future Rnb is killing it in clubs across the country.  Manila Killa’s Jersey club version of this duet by Chris Brown and newcomer Sevyn Streeter is a step forward in a genre I never gave much thought to. Enjoy.
  • Gorgon City- Sky High

    11 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    Brand new single out now from Uk duo Gorgon City, one of our favorites from this fresh wave of UK producers.  Unlike many of the album cuts, this track features no featured singers, just subtle, suggestive vocal samples throughout.  Love this track- wide open and sky high.
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    Day in the Life of a Commercial Musician

  • 5 Reasons to Avoid Using Free Royalty Free Music

    Michael Musco
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    I've been spending a lot of time recently researching techniques to get better SEO results for my website Musco Sound. Part of this process is looking at what potential customers are saying and what type of re-occurring themes are occurring. One of the biggest questions I see online are "where can I get free music for..." followed by people sharing free music resources. You might think this makes me mad, but really it doesn't. A lot of the times I just feel bad because going after free music for any type of project has the potential to end badly.You would think that a lot of this type of…
  • Deconstructing an Approved Stock Music Track

    Michael Musco
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    A lot of times when a new music producer asks me to listen to their music, I have noticed a fairly common issue. In a broad sense it's a problem with the mix but more specifically it is more the levels and sounds of different instruments. I was guilty of this too, and it takes a little time, experience and practice to understand what sounds good alone, and what sounds good in a mix.Sometimes I like to think of it as a musical caricature problem. What I mean by this is that if you think of a kick drum, and the sound of a kick drum, how does it sound to your ears. A lot of newer producers want…
  • RevoStock Stock Music Marketplace Review

    Michael Musco
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    In the world of stock media Revostock is a big player.They host a large array of high quality stock media including a huge collection of after effects and motion templates, stock video, music for productions and sound fx. They are arguably on of the best marketplaces for after effects/motion templates and stock video, but as a musician my main focus is on their music category.I have been a music contributor with Revostock for a number of years, and they are a great agency to work with. The management team has character, and to me that is a very desirable quality. Revostock as a marketplace…
  • The Music Industry Isn't Broken...It's Changing

    Michael Musco
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:37 am
    I hear a lot of talk about how the music industry is dying, and maybe it is. That doesn't mean music is going away, or that musicians will stop existing. Musicians have existed for hundreds of years and from the time of Beethoven till now musicians just have to adapt to the change. From my perspective this is the best time EVER to be a musician. The walls that were put in place by the big labels and high level industry players are being broken down, and the opportunities that indie musicians have are enormous. This is a great time in the history of music to be a musician, so maybe the current…
  • An AMAZING eBook to Read

    Michael Musco
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    It is not every day where I read something and am blown away, but today that happened. A couple days ago I was browsing through the forums of the Music Library Report and a thread caught my attention. To be honest I don't really remember what the topic was about, but it was something that interested me enough to click it. Anyway, the conversation in the thread mentioned Emmett Cooke, and the eBook he wrote in a very positive way. It got me interested enough to do a quick google search to try and track down Emmett's eBook so I could read it myself.Once I found the eBook and Emmett's…
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    South Bay Event's Blog

  • South Bay Weekend: Modern Times, The Curious Savage, Drink & Draw, TAM, Lunafest & Sunday Funday

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    If you quote lines from the movie “Point Break” in your sleep and before you gas up at CostCo, be sure and mark your smartphone for Friday April 3rd when Point Break Live! drops in on the Hermosa Beach Playhouse. Point Break Live! is a spoof of the 1991 blockbuster classic starring Patrick Swayze as Bodhi, the Zen-surfing leader of a gang of bank robbing adrenaline junkies called the Ex-Presidents, and Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah, an ex-college football star turned undercover FBI Agent. Can you Keanu? more info Point Break Live! a live, interactive reincarnation of movie Point…
  • LUNAFEST, Award-Winning Short Films Return to Redondo Beach

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    LUNAFEST, an award-winning, traveling film fest for women by women makes its ninth pilgrimage around the nation this year to at least 150 cities. Established in 2000 By LUNA, makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for women, LUNAFEST is that rare grass-roots looking, corporate charity fixer that packages women’s issues, independent cinema, and local charities into what it calls a “fundraiser in a box.” Any individual connected with a group that empowers women can host LUNAFEST in their city. To be considered as a host for Lunafest, one must first fill out an application. Over 950 films were…
  • South Bay Weekend: Halftoberfest, Hammerland DIPA, Marilyn Monroe, Remembering the Pontiac, Beach Clean Up, Treasure Hunt, Movie Under the Guns & More

    20 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    So it’s the first day of spring and not many in the South Bay will notice a change in air pressure or degrees Fahrenheit, maybe a switch in dress colors from dark to white, but nothing really catchy indicates leaving winter behind around here, day or night. Don’t let the slow destruction of your NCAA March Madness bracket topple weekend fun, get out and enjoy that same-old spring sun. Below are a list of South Bay Events happening this weekend. Sunbathers on Redondo Beach HALFtoberfest at Alpine Village: Friday, March 20, 2015 – 8:00pm – Close Alpine Village is…
  • El Segundo Brewing Co. Celebrates Gold Medal

    19 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Life is good in Mid-Western South Bay west of Sepulveda Blvd. and down-wind from the Hyperion Water Treatment Plant where El Segundo Brewing Company is riding a golden wave of praise and taste. ESBC recently won a gold medal at the 15th Bistro Double IPA Festival last February in Hayward, CA. for their Hammerland Double IPA. A total of 63 Double IPAs and 34 Triple IPAs were judged at Bistro Festival and the list of participating brewers was a quality turn-out with pours from the likes of Bear Republic, Sierra Nevada, Golden Road, Russian River and many others. Also, one of ESBC’s more…
  • South Bay Weekend: St. Patrick’s Parade, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spring Fashion Show, Craft Beer = Pi Day, A Tribute to Pearl Jam, Leprechaun Dash, Cherry Blossoms & More

    13 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
    The death of one of Ireland’s most popular super-heroes St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, comes to life this weekend all across the South Bay. March 17th is believed to be the day St. Patrick died and therefore represents the only day wearing green head to toe seems fashionable. One Emerald Isle tradition that’s been a joy to watch year after year takes place this Saturday, March 14th in Downtown Hermosa Beach. Since 1995, what began as a group of Irish-Americans celebrating their heritage has morphed into a great ‘hometown’ local event drawing thousands to the streets of…
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    The Word Is a Bell

  • Our Blue Night

    Rene V
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    I heard your strange song playing throughour blue nightGood and tender, heart-strong inventionsplucking lightThe strings that tie me to the moonYour creation swoons across season.This flightOur love... yes... that wild born stars sing so welland mightPlay my name with yours on heaven's eternal radioForever, forever, playing our blue night: The kiss that was,on the lips of every crooner,The kiss that was our blue night 
  • So Many Pages To My Story, A Voice

    Rene V
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    There are so many pages to my story I'm not ready to write. So many places I can't go. It's like cleaning out an attic; I started with a few easy to reach places, simple stories. Then someday I'll work my way to the darker, bug infested corners looming at the edges my mind. Waiting for their time. And then there are some memories, some pages, no matter how difficult they feel, that refuse to remain unwritten.It came to me yesterday like a whisper. While I was listening to the rain during the late-night quiet of my house after my wife and son had fallen…
  • After The Last Note

    Rene V
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:58 pm
    After the last note, I took a breath. Two big lights came on above the audience pointing in on us: the band, the full stage, our gear, the interview chairs, the desk with the famous blue late-night coffee mug positioned at the edge. A camera swung between me and the audience. It had only been one song. A few minutes. A few heartbeats. Not even long enough to get nervous.It's so much easier for me to take any big performance, show, festival, TV, if I can focus on one spot. One person. One object. My Drishti. Play there and only there. Let the crowd…
  • Our First Offical Meeting with a Record Label, Whats It Worth

    Rene V
    16 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    for what its worth My brothers and I had driven up to Austin from San Antonio early in the morning. Feeling high. Feeling invincible. Though the traffic was bad. Though the sky was ready for rain. Though we had a hard time parking. All I was thinking was, 'this is happening... this is really happening.' Our first official meeting with a record label for at a small hotel along the river. Abe checked his phone for the last text, "He's in the brunch area...""brunch area?" it sounded so un-rock-n-roll to me.The concierge pointed us down a long narrow…
  • Big Red, Histroy The Way We Want It

    Rene V
    29 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    big red history the way we want it"How'd she feel about you doing that?""She knew what I was about... Hell that's the thing about border towns man, everyone knows you before they meet you besides... it was party... but that's not even... I mean the next day... the next day got crazy."Our table's crammed with food and wrappers, mostly burgers and the five of us lounging back in chairs bolted to the floor. Good days. My brothers, my cousin, and Dan. All family. We'd already finished half our second record in three days.Of course we were prepared, and that didn't hurt. We had our songs arranged…
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  • Best Bass Headphones and Earbuds in 2015

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    There’s more to being a bass head than just having the best bass headphones: Even if you have something that delivers the most power, it could still be insufficient to rattle your brain the way you want it to. This is because you need to power up these accessories in the right manner in order to achieve the best results. This means that while focusing on buying a good bass heavy set would be ideal, you also need to focus on the quality of the amp that you’re using. In this report, we’ll be targeting the first aspect by helping you to find your ideal product. The only issue here is that…
  • 20 of the Best Headphone Brands in 2015

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Throughout our previous guides and reports, we’ve regularly spoken about the list of the best headphone brands created by Time magazine last year. But, we’re going to come out for the first time to say that there were some elements of this article that we disagreed with. The problem is that creating such a complicated list is an almost impossible task. Why? Simply because we’re all different! Some people are into audiophile-quality sound and love to spend big on a pair of world class cans while others ridicule this will to spend such vast sums of money on something that they see as just…
  • Best Headphones for Metal Music in 2015

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Finding the best headphones for metal is dependant entirely on which type of music you listen to! This is because there are so many subgenres which can easily complicate things. It’s actually a fact that this genre is one that regularly falls victim to some hasty assumptions. While we can agree that this music can be quite intense, it doesn’t mean that the listener enjoys screaming for no reason and worships death! This is exactly what most people believe. This genre of music is actually incredibly beautiful and you can only realise that through the skill, technique and intensity used to…
  • Best Headphones for Classical Music in 2015

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Buying the best headphones for classical music isn’t exactly common: Generally, not many people wish to buy something for a specific type of music. Despite this, it’s all different when it comes to this genre. You see, there’s just something about classical music that takes your breath away. The detail, the passion, the creativity being demonstrated on the stage – it really is inspiring. A lot of people tend to be reminded of a wide number of aspects including the history, the pillars of emotion and our community! Those that fall deep into the music are the same ones that possess the…
  • Best Headphones under 150 Dollars: 2015 Guide

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:36 pm
    We can argue that the best headphones under 150 dollars are still within an affordable price range! While some people opt for cheap headphones, others go for high-end premium accessories. However, there are also those who’d like to keep their spending in the middle by looking for affordable sets which are associated with excellent quality. This guide is ideal for that latter group of people who’d like to buy the best headphones for under 150 bucks! Buying earphones is a tricky task plainly due to the variety available. Some sets may come with a particular feature that another set may not…
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    Cultured Vultures

  • REVIEW: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

    Natalie Duffy
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:50 pm
    I was fortunate enough to catch Princess Kaguya on the big screen, and I would encourage you all to do the same even if animation isn’t your thing. People often refer to Studio Ghibli as the Japanese sister studio to Disney but even although I can see the similarities, I’m... The post REVIEW: The Tale of Princess Kaguya appeared first on Cultured Vultures.
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    OPM Latest Hits

  • Number One - Harana

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Latest OPM Songs would like you to enjoy the lyrics and music video of  "Number One"  by Harana. You would not say yes when this all boys band serenaded you wit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Pag Kasama Ka - Gimme 5

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Latest OPM Songs would like you to enjoy the lyrics and music video of  "Pag Kasama Ka"  by Gimme 5. Following the successful ending of the show "Bagito" which starred... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Rain Dance - DJ Moophs ft. Alexandra

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Latest OPM Songs would like you to enjoy the official lyric  video of  "Rain Dance"  by DJ Moophs ft. Alexandra DJ Moophs and AlexandraThe Lyrics of this song... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Take A Chance - Marion Aunor

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Latest OPM Songs would like you to enjoy the lyrics and music video of  "Take A Chance"  by Marion Aunor. Take a ChanceWords and Music by Vehnee Saturno and Marion... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tsinelas sa Putikan - Gloc 9 Ft. Marc Abaya

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Latest OPM Songs would like you to enjoy the lyrics and music video of  "Tsinelas sa Putikan"  by Gloc 9  Ft. Marc Abaya. Aristotle Pollisco, also known as Gloc 9... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 6 Light & Expressive Piano Pieces for The “Easy Days”

    Grace Miles
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    If you’re like me, a state of busy-ness doesn’t keep you away from music. In fact, it might turn you towards music for slight refuge. Today, I’d like to share some light and expressive piano pieces I’m itching to play this summer, plus my first composition in a long time (really, it’s more of a […]
  • If you’re having a bad day, read this.

    Grace Miles
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:43 pm
    My piano teacher would pretend to barf when I botched a piece of music. She’d say that Beethoven would rise from his grave to strangle me, her favourite question being all variations of, Why? Why would you play the rhythm this way? Why are you crying? She was in her fifties and was to undergo surgery for those large, glaring eyes. We’d clap sonata […]
  • 12 Pretty Chinese Piano Solos

    Grace Miles
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    Asian music was based on the pentatonic scale. This was true for Chinese music, at least. I spent hours copying characters in Chinese school, and although the same pen strokes require more effort now, I can look back to that time of utter dedication for filling the square boxes with unending characters. It was like drilling music. On […]
  • 30 Second Social Hack: How to Be More Interesting

    Grace Miles
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:14 pm
    We can all be the life of the party– But what if it’s no party? Perhaps you’re in a one-on-one meeting and dressed impeccably, as far as your style allows (camo-style pleated pants are my favourites at the moment). Whether you’re pitching your skills or company, here’s a quick social hack that makes you more interesting. […]
  • Simple Rhythm Hacks for Musicians

    Grace Miles
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    Rhythm can be frustrating. Sometimes it will come naturally, or not at all (you’ll know when it doesn’t). Over the years, I’ve built a sense of rhythm from the ground up. Here are the biggest activities that helped me master rhythm in music. Copy a jazz pianist If you still find yourself decoding rhythm after years of Classical music […]
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    We Got This Covered » Music

  • Gallery: Beyond Wonderland 2015

    Natt Lim
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    See Full Gallery Here
  • Full Lineup For Osheaga 2015 Revealed

    Matt Joseph
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:39 pm
    As tickets went on sale today for the 2015 Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, the full lineup was revealed, after having been teased for several weeks now. Running from July 31st to August 2nd in Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau, the festival will play host to over 100 artists across six stages, drawing in an estimated 45,000 people. Tickets are still available over on the official website but will likely sell out soon, as this is easily one of the summer’s hottest events. Each and every year people come to Montreal from all over the world for this festival and once you’ve…
  • Gallery: 10 Parties To Check Out During Miami Music Week 2015

    Matt Joseph
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    See Full Gallery Here
  • Krewella Switch Up Their Sound With Somewhere To Run

    Matt Joseph
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    Just in time for Miami Music Week, Krewella have released a brand new track. Titled “Somewhere To Run,” it might not be as hard hitting as some of their other work, but it marks a welcome departure for the girls, who have been facing an uphill battle as of late. Radio-friendly and a step away from their dubstep roots, “Somewhere To Run” has a more rock feel to it, mixing the girls’ emotional vocals with a catchy electro beat and a nice violin riff. There’s still that signature Krewella drop included, but on the whole, the track is certainly something…
  • Peace Is The Mission Will Be Major Lazer’s Next Album, Drops June 1st

    Matt Joseph
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Jillionaire, Walshy Fire and Diplo, or Major Lazer as they’re more commonly known, have a new album coming for us in the form of Peace is the Mission. Boasting their recent single, “Lean On,” along with 8 other tracks, the disc was outed on the Russian iTunes today and looks set to drop on June 1st. However, if you’re eager for some more new music from this trio sooner than that, the album’s next track, “Roll the Bass,” will apparently be available tomorrow, March 23rd, for those who place a pre-order. As you can see from the image above, Peace is…
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    SongsPK Web

  • Anthahpuramlo Andala Chilaka (2015) Rudramadevi Telegu Movie Mp3 Song Download SongsPK

    SongsPk Web
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:38 am
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    SongsPk Web
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
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  • Teri Khushboo (2015) Arijit Singh Hindi Movie Mp3 Song Download SongsPK

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    29 Mar 2015 | 2:36 am
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    Never Enough Notes

  • Stream stickybackplastics ‘Reptile Smile’ EP now

    Kimberley-Marie Sklinar
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    Grungy. bleak and raw is stickybackplastics’ calling card. Weaving blues with alt-Americana comes their second EP release, ‘Reptile Smile’, out today and streaming above. In ‘Reptile Smile’ York-based quartet stickybackplastics mature into a grimy alt-Americana vibe, compared with their debut self-titled EP that came out last year. Of the EP, guitarist Roz Walker says: “Most of these new tracks examine the duality of human nature – hence the title, ‘Reptile Smile’ – and this idea that people can show themselves to be really positive…
  • Jamie xx to play Glastonbury 2015

    Dan Vaughan
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Young Turks confirms Glastonbury 2015 performance as xx percussionist reveals solo album is finished Glastonbury 2015 | 24th-28th June Shepton Mallet, Somerset Ticket Resale (Coach packages) – 7pm, 24th April. General Admission – 9am, 27th April. Jamie xx will perform at Glastonbury 2015, following a Twitter reveal from his label – Young Turks – on Wednesday. After dropping two singles from upcoming album In Colour on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, Jamie also revealed that his debut album was finished and that he couldn’t wait to…
  • Field Day 2015 bolsters line up

    Dan Vaughan
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Field Day 2015 has added to its line up for this year’s festival, held in London’s Victoria Park Field Day 2015 | 6-7th June 2015 Victoria Park, London Tickets from £38.50 Website Field Day 2015 has added more names to its line up, with Future Brown, LA Priest and Ratking joining the fray. New DJs include Frau, Cashmere cat and Klaves. They join what is already a great roster of talent from a diverse range of musical backgrounds. With Caribou, RIDE and Patti Smith alongside this year’s B2B sets from Dan Avery and Andrew Weatherall in addition to…
  • Of Monsters And Men share new single ‘Crystals’

    Aimee Davis
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    By now you should know Of Monsters And Men from their now signature track ‘Little Talks’ but moving away from the phenomenal first album the Icelandic quintet are back with ‘Crystals’ and news of their second album ‘Beneath The Skin’. Released on 8th June via Island Records ‘Beneath The Skin’ was co-produced by the band and Rich Costey (Muse, Death Cab For Cutie, Foster The People) between studios in Iceland and Los Angeles. The album features eleven new tracks, with a bonus edition featuring remixes by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor and…
  • The Districts announce new single ‘Heavy Begs’

    Aimee Davis
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Currently at SXSW 2015 for a handful of shows The Districts have announced new single ‘Heavy Begs’, the next offering from to be taken from the band’s new album ‘A Flourish And A Spoil’ which is out now on Fat Possum Records. Released on the 27th April The Districts once more deliver raw and energetic blues-inspired rock. Woozy guitars are grounded by a driving rhythm and lead singer Rob Grotes’ distinctive distorted vocals. The Districts are a young four-piece from the small town of Lititz, Pennsylvania who have been steadily building themselves a global reputation on the…
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    HVO Sounds

  • G!NA & iLLY Truffle Butter Official Video

    HVO Sounds
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Singer/songwriter and 1/2 of a duo.
  • DDark – Ease Official Video

    HVO Sounds
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Rapper/Producer Dope Beats Follow @ddarkonline
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    HVO Sounds
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:08 pm
    I’m the lyrical miracle with the serial killer flow! Check his soundcloud page! Follow @ApexVibes
  • Dj Byrd Beats

    HVO Sounds
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Dope Beat Producer! Check Him out on SoundCloud! Follow @djbyrdbeatz
  • Brother featuring Jo Universal and Devon Ginn – @BangersbyOne

    HVO Sounds
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    About One One the Producer a.k.a. Bangers by One is a producer, songwriter, publisher and sound designer born in 1990 from Dayton, Ohio. He attended art school while living in Dayton, OH which encouraged him to develop his creative talents. One’s production skills and talents have helped him win an iStandard Producer Showcase in Indianapolis and gain press from major press outlets in Indiana. He is currently working as an in-house producer for City Dump Records. One is also a co-founder of The Unbeatablez Production Team. He is developing a themed EP series called Rude Awakening EP…
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  • X – WTF You Doin?

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    X, born Xavier Wallace, is an upcoming inspiration out of Baytown Texas. X started his rap career in 2008 by free-styling in the basements of hip hop clubs across Germany. 7 years, 2 Mixtapes, and 1 record label later, X has developed a unique sound and approach to his music with the goal of becoming […] The post X – WTF You Doin? appeared first on UAC.
  • Steven Lee – Freaks

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    Steven Lee was born in St. Louis, MO but moved to the Chicago suburbs at the age of 3. Steven Lee has been writing and performing music from a young age. He started playing the drums in the 5th grade. In middle school he started several music groups of different genres, until he decided to […] The post Steven Lee – Freaks appeared first on UAC.
  • F.Low – LMLMN2 ft. Rah Scrilla

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    “LMLMN2″ is the Newest and Lead Single to the new album, “Take The Good With The Bad”(Summer 2015). Featuring Established Dons Ent’s Rah Scrilla. Produced by California Producer, mjNichols. Listen as the two Virginian Emcees break down why you should love them but if you don’t, they still do them. F.Low What Inspired You To […] The post F.Low – LMLMN2 ft. Rah Scrilla appeared first on UAC.
  • TuddaMang – All I Want

    22 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    What’s good everyone! I’m TuddaMang male model, rapper, massage therapist, a father of three and a Army Vet. My underground label I’m with is called Team Infamis Unorthadox Movement and I started my own modeling agency New life Modeling. Any Events You May Have Scheduled Two fashions shows coming up also a rap competition on […] The post TuddaMang – All I Want appeared first on UAC.
  • C2DAJ – Grindin4AMIN

    22 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Rap artist C2DAJ from Meriden,CT is not your average rapper, he believes in originality and authenticity and that is exactly what you will get from his music. From his style,his flow and his stories their is no other to compare. C2DAJ is a new fresh talent ready to share his passion to create music with […] The post C2DAJ – Grindin4AMIN appeared first on UAC.
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    Irie Magazine

  • Roots | Haile Selassie I

    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    King of Kings of Ethiopia, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah Haile Selassie was an emperor of Ethiopia whose influence as an African leader far surpassed the boundaries of his country. Although his popularity declined near the end of his sixty-year reign, Selassie remains a key figure in turning Ethiopia into a modern civilization. […] The post Roots | Haile Selassie I appeared first on Irie Magazine.
  • Rock | Mamayashi

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    African Roots The Mamayashi Collection’s soft Jersey dresses with their funky and afro-centric appliqués, randomly placed zippers, and perfectly coordinated colored fabrics have gained notoriety as the choice clothing for the hip, roots-conscious, urban fashionista. Created by a Jamaican-born, New York-bred daughter of a tailor and determined mother, this collection is essentially an extension of […] The post Rock | Mamayashi appeared first on Irie Magazine.
  • Reggae | Khalilah Rose

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Roots Reggae Listen to her and it will soon become clear to you that Khalilah Rose is indeed Reggae’s songbird! Khalilah’s music comes from elements close to her heart, her love for her country, her people, her family. Her spirituality is evident in her music, her love for Jah a constant force behind her lyrics. […] The post Reggae | Khalilah Rose appeared first on Irie Magazine.
  • Dub | Jennifer Paulos

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Revolution After the United Kingdom and France, perhaps the most promising rising force of the Reggae & Dub scene in the European world of vibes is Spain. And one of their most talented new artists is without doubt, Jennifer Paulos. The Hispano-Swiss-Portuguese artist began releasing her first works back in 2010 with the dub track, […] The post Dub | Jennifer Paulos appeared first on Irie Magazine.
  • Respect | Irie Love

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Better Than Love Irie Love – it’s all in the name! Her father must have had a premonition of things to come! A reggae fan, he named her Irie after the Third World song “Irie Ites”. Born Irie Love Taylor in Kailua, Hawaii in 1982, she is a descendant of the legendary Love’s Bakery founder […] The post Respect | Irie Love appeared first on Irie Magazine.
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    IndieNation Blog

  • BIG MALL – Fake

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
  • (D)SIMONE- Waiting For You

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:44 am
    With strong melodies and meaningful lyrics, Charles D’Simone’s music takes you on an incredible journey that explores the ups and downs of life and the emotions we all struggle to make sense of. As the son of a music arranger/producer, D’Simone was introduced to the world of music at an early age and spent much […] The post (D)SIMONE- Waiting For You appeared first on IndieNation Blog.
  • D. Days – The Long Haul

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Born and raised in the Northend of Springfield Massachusetts (Birthplace of Basketball) With an unequivocal desire to be heard in a sea of mainstream as an underground gem that simply MUST be respected, for the sheer poignancy and vividness of the raps I break my head and nights to compose. I can no longer allow […] The post D. Days – The Long Haul appeared first on IndieNation Blog.
  • Mendo Kelly – What are you thinking

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    A man on a mission, Trying to change the rap game through my music. Mendo Kelly is a rap artist from the Atlanta area with an old school flow that shows itself in his music. What Are Your Goals In The Music Industry? To make a positive impact and deliver my message! What inspires you […] The post Mendo Kelly – What are you thinking appeared first on IndieNation Blog.
  • Dj Vega – Urban – Hip Hop Mix

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    Ever since I was a kid I’ve been into music. I’ve played instruments and got my first DJ system in high school. Ever since then there’s been no looking back. I especially love the way that the right song can bring a smile to someone’s face. My favorite thing about being a DJ is seeing […] The post Dj Vega – Urban – Hip Hop Mix appeared first on IndieNation Blog.
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  • They Stole My Song!!! – Copyright, The Basics

    The Big Dog
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    Hi there and welcome back. Some people are paranoid about sending out their music in case it gets stolen. In reality it’s a very rare thing. But what does it mean? Who owns a song? When you write a song it is your copyright (i.e. only you have the right to copy it and make use of it) unless you assign that copyright to someone else (usually a music publisher but if writing music is your day job it could be your employer – knows as “work for hire”). If you are signed to a music publisher then likely your contract will automatically assign your copyright over to your publisher.
  • Show Me The Money

    The Big Dog
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:37 am
    Some of you might love making music so much that you’d happily do it for free forever, and that’s great. If you’re happy with your day job and music as a hobby I’m very happy for you. It may be that you’re not so happy with the 9-5 but someone needs to pay those bills right? So how can you make money doing what you love. Money in the music industry comes, at its simplest, from 4 different areas. Playing/singing on records When you get a record contract or if you self release, all of the band members get a share of the royalties determined by the artist contract. If your contract…
  • Introducing…….

    The Big Dog
    21 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    How do you approach people in the industry? Last time we talked about record companies but the points