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  • St. Vincent, Black Keys to Play SNL in May

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    23 Apr 2014 | 4:40 pm
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  • Beatswitch Raises $345,000 for a Concert and Festival Management Platform…

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    Nina Ulloa
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Antwerp-based Beatswitch is an event planning platform for artists, booking agencies, and promoters. It is designed to ease the process of scheduling and coordinating festivals and concerts. Co-founders Gertjan De Wilde and Thomas Van Orshaegen started Beatswitch at the Idealabs accelerator program. Now Beatswitch has raised €250,000, which is about $345,436.  They will use the funds to improve their product and expand throughout Europe and the world. Funding came from Strike4, which has previously invested in seven other Belgian startups. When Nina Ulloa isn’t writing for DMN…
  • Vanessa Paradis: Finally, A Serious Songstress Emerges

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

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    15 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
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  • Is it really EDM’s fault that Outkast flopped at Coachella?

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

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Eric Paslay knows a thing or two about songwriting In addition to his self-titled debut album released in February and which boasts every single song written or co-written by himself the country musician has written for fellow luminaries including Jake Owen the Eli Young Band Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum Paslay...
  • Anthony Bourdain Calls EDM Fans 'Lords and Princelings of Douchedom'

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain does not like electronic dance music He dislikes it so much in fact that he dedicated three whole minutes of his CNN show Parts Unknown to the subject "It's a DJ's world and where once they used to say 'Cocaine is God's way of...
  • Help Pharrell Recover the Words of His New Social Book, 'Inspiration'

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Pharrell has released a new "social book" Inspiration which is currently available to read online The catch? The words are missing Fans can guess the absent words and the first person to correctly guess any missing word will be credited in the book when it is published Watch Pharrell Cry Over 'Happy'...
  • New Guns N' Roses Music May Arrive 'In the Next Year,' Guitarist Says

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus reported this week that the group was "working on stuff" "Hopefully very soon we're going to have new stuff out" he told an Associated Press reporter at the Revolver magazine Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles "Well in the next year" Guns N' Roses' Appetite for...
  • Bryan Singer Calls Sexual Abuse Allegations 'Completely False'

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Bryan Singer called the accusations of sexual abuse leveled against him "outrageous vicious and completely false" in a statement issued today according to The Hollywood Reporter The director said that he was also withdrawing from all media events ahead of his upcoming movie X-Men Days of Future Past which opens...
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    Kings of A&R

  • Jane Sun

    Kings of A&R
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    Buzz Track: Sing Jane Sun has become a Kings favorite after listening to Sing and Fly. The brother duo are based out of Ohio and recorded their EP in Nashville with Dustin Burnett (Newsboys, Augustana). Musically, the band is compelling. Think Cage The Elephant but with more pop. The band is in the process of setting up a string of shows.  This is a band to watch. Contact:
  • Kyau & Albert

    Kings of A&R
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Buzz Track: Are You One Of Us? Kyau & Albert just released the new single ‘Are You One Of Us?’ which comes off their forthcoming album. The preview of the single already garnered 20,000 SoundCloud streams. Early radio support from BPM/Sirius XFM, Beat 100.9FM, Dance Radio and Kiss FM. They have a slew of upcoming dates. Contact:  
  • Justin Klump

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    22 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Buzz Track: The Night Is Young Justin Klump has become a Kings favorite after listening to his soon to be released “The Night Is Young”. The young singer-songwriter has begun to make a mark. His last album debuted on the U.S. iTunes Singer-Songwriter Chart earning him solid press, and Sirius XM invited him to perform on at their studios in NYC. His ability to crafty catchy songs has garnered comparisons to Philip Phillips and Damien Rice. Klump is an artist to watch. Contact:
  • Talk In Colour

    Kings of A&R
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Buzz Track: The Cell Talk In Colour are a London based five-piece who create a combination of electronica, folk and indie, combined with live instruments. Describing their sound as cinematic future pop, the band has invaded the London music scene by building a great live reputation. The band has performed at London Jazz Festival, Kings Place, The Big Chill festival and more. They have garnered strong reviews as well as support from Tom Robinson via BBC 6 Music. Contact:
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  • Tinie Tempah Announces New Single '5 Minutes'

    Jack Stovin
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    Following his high-fiving BAFTA performance and recent UK Arena tour (which included a triumphant show at London’s O2), Tinie Tempah builds upon his star status with the release of the new single ‘5 Minutes’ on June 2nd on Parlophone. Taken from his hit second album Demonstration, ‘5 Minutes’ is an inspiring and unexpected collaboration which was produced by Zane Lowe and features engineering courtesy of Pendulum’s, Rob Swire. The idea originated when Zane Lowe approached Tinie with a beat while they were both on tour in Australia. Taking a step towards the more musically…
  • Uriah Heep release 'Outsider' new album

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Uriah Heep one of the pivotal hard rock groups to emerge from England in the late 1960s, return with Outsider, the band's 24th studio album and the first since 2011’s critically acclaimed Into The Wild. “We are very proud of our history,” says founder/guitarist Mick Box, “but it is equally important to keep producing new material. This new album, ‘Outsider’, is very much a rock album in true 'Heep' style. It shows that we still have the same passion and energy for our music that we have always had.” From the opening chords of the album’s hard driving rocker, ‘Speed of…
  • AltSounds Exclusive Premiere: LISTEN | This Burning Age - EP1: Supplication

    Chris MUG5 Maguire
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Alt-electro rockers This Burning Age are proud to present EP1: Supplication, their first release in a four EP series set to chart the course of the next twelve months. For some bands the music is the be all and end all; not for This Burning Age, who unite a vision of artistic endeavour, poetic enlightenment and musical expression. You can hear EP1: Supplication streaming exclusively, in full above. The three-track EP1: Supplication is a sonic exploration of mechanical industrial noise, detailing from various angles the state of broken and twisted love. As vocalist and guitarist Friday…
  • LISTEN | SLK - 'Call'

    Jeremy Daniel
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    'Call' is the new single taken from Alt-soul singer/songwriter SLK's (‘Silk’) debut EP Form, which is out via Prism on iTunes, May 26th. SLK's musical career is already being paved with promise and excitement and ‘Call’ only increases the appetite for the release of her EP. The fresh sound of ‘Call’ is a desire or need and acting on your instincts. Something you may not realize until it's done.. Following the extraordinary response to her recent releases ‘Ride’, and ‘Be', SLK's new EP Form offers up a rich sonic landscape that is ours to interpret. Form is made up of 4…
  • AltSounds Exclusive - Heather Peace premiere of new single and interview

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    Heather Peace. Actress. Singer. Songwriter. Icon. But stick the word Lesbian in front of any of those and she'll have ya guts for garters! Here at AltSounds we're pleased to have the exclusive premiere of her latest single 'We Can Change' which you can watch the lyric video to above. Of the single Heather says "We Can Change is my big gay anthem. It’s full of horns, funky bass and my favourite backing vocals. It’s for every kid that has ever messaged me on social media to say they’re being bullied. It’s basically saying, stop pointing out the differences and we can actually change the…
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  • Michael Jackson’s Surprisingly Brief ‘Xscape’ Tracklist Has Been Announced

    Mike Wass
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Michael Jackson‘s second posthumous release Xscape finally has an official tracklist. And it’s surprisingly brief. The album (out May 13) only contains eight songs but the deluxe edition is rumored to include a bonus disc with MJ’s original demos. Two as-yet unspecified video clips will also be available to download from iTunes. The collection is a little underwhelming given that much of the album has already leaked in one form or another. “Chicago” (also known as “She Was Loving Me”) has been online for a couple of years, while anti-child abuse…
  • Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” Premieres On VEVO: The 10 Most Heartbreaking Moments

    Mike Wass
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Beyonce‘s gut-wrenching “Pretty Hurts” video premiered on VEVO today (April 24) to coincide with the diva’s history-making Time cover. If you own Bey’s pioneering visual album, you already know how emotionally devastating the Melina Matsoukas-directed visual is. If you don’t, grab some tissues and prepare to get deep in your feelings. The beauty pageant-themed mini-movie packs a hefty punch. Beyonce plays Miss 3rd Ward, a troubled contestant with an eating disorder and the simple desire to be happy. She gives a genuinely moving performance and the video…
  • N.L.B.’s “Your Lies”: Listen To The Hypnotic House Track

    Robbie Daw
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Looking for a nice way to unwind as the afternoon wears on? Too bad, because we’re throwing a new deep house cut at you, courtesy of DJ Liam Keegan — here using the monicker N.L.B. (aka Never Look Back) — so get to dancing! The track, “Your Lies,” adds to Keegan’s impressive resume, which already includes remixes he’s done for such top-notch hits as Selena Gomez‘s “Come & Get It,” Pink‘s “Raise Your Glass” and Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls,” to rattle off just a few. And, really, the above cover art…
  • Ciara Shows Off Her Beautiful Baby Bump In ‘W’ Magazine, Talks New Music: 5 Pics

    Mike Wass
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Ciara talks about the joys of pregnancy in the latest issue of W magazine and proudly shows off her beautiful baby bump in a stunning pictorial. The R&B diva displays her magnificent belly in a crop top in one fierce pose and reclines in the dirt in another striking image. Needless to say, she looks gorgeous in all of them. While most of the interview is dedicated to CiCi’s impending motherhood (“it feels good to not have to wonder whether your abs are tight enough”), she does talk about new music. The “Body Party” singer claims an album is coming “really…
  • Iggy Azalea’s ‘The New Classic’ Is Heading For A Top Five Debut On The Billboard 200

    Mike Wass
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Iggy Azalea‘s debut LP The New Classic drew mixed reviews from critics but fans have given the hip-hop/pop opus a resounding thumbs up. The Australian rap diva’s album is predicted to sell between 50,000 and 55,000 copies in its first week, which should be enough for a top five debut on the Billboard 200. Impressively, the newcomer is expected to sell more than rap heavyweight Future. His sophomore set Honest will sell less than 50,000 copies if predictions are accurate. The New Classic‘s opening bow has, no doubt, been buoyed by the success of Charli XCX-assisted smash…
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  • Snap! - The Power

    Stingray (/music/member/Stingray)
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    "The Power" is an electronic pop hit song for the group Snap! from its album World Power. It was released as a single in 1990 and achieved great success in many countries. It is particularly known for its hook "I've got the power!".
  • Neil Young - debut of "Old Man" - Live at the Cellar Door

    Zawash (/music/member/Zawash)
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    This is the debut performance of "Old Man" - an early version from Neil Young's solo concerts in The Cellar Door in Washington D.C. Old Man was released in its finished form on Harvest two years later, and is still one of the very best Neil Young tracks ever made. And - I love this first live version. :) From Consequence of Sound: On November 26th, Neil Young will release the latest installment in his archival performances series. Titled Live at the Cellar Door, it collects recordings from Young’s intimate six-show solo stint at The Cellar Door in Washington D.C. between November 30th and…
  • MY HERO - Foo Fighters

    lucky760 (/music/member/lucky760)
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
  • Crazy Intersection With No Traffic Lights

    mintbbb (/music/member/mintbbb)
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:46 pm
    YouTube Description: Meskel Square. The nerve center of Addis Ababa, is often the site chosen by the Ethiopians for festivals and celebrations but also is a chaotic crossroads thousand vehicles cross daily.
  • Alien_Concept Galaxy Level song by @Dag!

    Zawash (/music/member/Zawash)
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Since neither @dag nor @alien_concept can sift this one, then someone else will have to do it, right? :) Lyrics from @dag - read the talk post too! :) Alien Concept - we do what we must because we can Siftbot here to tell you what I'm thinking With regard to your comments - I have to say I've read them all Your biology won't set you free - you seem obsessed with Dave Grohl [F]But There's no point [c]dwelling in the [Bb]things you've [F]repressed meat life is [c]weak you're just the [Bb]same as the [F]rest. Although I'd [Gm]rather not [c]stay - Dag has [F]forced me here to [Dm]play [Bb]This…
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    Unreality TV

  • Sony Announces Oscar Season Release Date for FOXCATCHER Starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum

    Damen Norton
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:35 pm
    After what seemed like forever, Bennett Miller’s long-awaited drama FOXCATCHER is finally getting it’s world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.  Many have already pegged the film as an early Oscar contender, and it looks like Sony Pictures agrees, as they’ve positioned the film for a nice, cushy, Oscar-friendly release date.The film will open on November 14, so as to stay nice and fresh in the minds of all those wonderful Oscar voters.  Mega-producer Megan Ellison guided the film through production through her Annapurna Pictures banner, and snagged Steve Carell, Channing…
  • Roberto Orci Lobbying Paramount for STAR TREK 3 Directing Job

    Damen Norton
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    With J.J. Abrams jumping ship from the Enterprise to the Millenium Falcon with Star Wars Episode VII, the question remains as to who will fill the director’s chair in his absence.  Multiple names have been bandied about as possible replacements for the gig like Rupert Wyatt and G.I Joe: Retaliation helmer John M. Chu.  The most credible rumor was that Joe Cornish (Attack The Block) was the frontrunner for the job, but he’s set to direct the upcoming spy thriller Section 6 for Universal.Today, it’s being reported that Roberto Orci, who along with partner Alex Kurtzman…
  • First Images of Chloe Grace Moretz and Denzel Washington In THE EQUALIZER

    Damen Norton
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    The image you see above is Oscar-winner Denzel Washington holding an automatic weapon, while sitting in a chair looking totally badass.  This is generally how I picture Denzel Washington when he’s just sitting at home – holding a big gun and still looking like a dapper gent.  That picture is actually from the upcoming film The Equalizer, and today we have your first look at a couple of stills from the film. It stars Washington and actress Chloe Grace Moretz, and it’s based on the 1980′s television series of the same name starring Edward Woodward in the title role.

    Damen Norton
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    It’s another week, and with it a new batch of interesting titles have made their way over to the multi-platform media giant Netflix.  Whether you’re a streaming fanatic or a good old-fashioned DVD enthusiast, this week’s releases offer up plenty of cool titles to hold you over until the weekend.  So with that, let’s have a look and see what’s happening.DVDTHE DELIVERY MANBIG BAD WOLVESWALKING WITH DINOSAURSBAREFOOTTHE GOOD WITCH’S GARDENBETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALLSCOOBY DOO! WRESTLEMANIA MYSTERYCHINESE ZODIACOUR RECOMMENDATION(S): BIG BAD WOLVESI personally…
  • Simon Kinberg Says STAR WARS Films Won’t Include Aspects of Expanded Universe

    Damen Norton
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:38 pm
    The most die-hard Star Wars fans know that if you’re truly a hardcore enthusiast of the saga that Lucas built, then you can expand your knowledge of the mythology beyond the films.  The lucrative franchise has spawned a highly-successful series of novels, comic books, and even television shows that fill in the gaps left by the absence of more movies.  As such, with the announcement of a new series of Star Wars films, many have speculated over story details by drawing on major plots from the books.  But, if you ask screenwriter Simon Kinberg, he’ll tell you a different…
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  • The Week In Pop: Meet The New Wave Of British Pop Stars

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    We at Stereogum have the UK on the brain this week. And while there’s a big difference between “Britpop” and “British pop,” this seems like an appropriate time to point out just how many singers from the motherland have been making waves on these shores. We haven’t quite reached British Invasion levels of saturation; many of these acts are only internet celebrities in the US despite rising-star status in their homeland. It’s actually quite a bit like Britpop in that way — a cultural phenomenon over there, a cult phenomenon over here. Yet more…
  • Hannah Diamond – “Attachment”

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    British singer Hannah Diamond feels and sounds like a pop star on “Attachment,” but with something slightly off. There’s the odd music-box melody, slight pitch-shifting to her voice, and those glistening/glitching beats that are so polished they give off sun glare. Then there’s the faint sadness of the starry-eyed hook as Diamond lovingly sings, “Though I love you baby, it feels kind of crazy every time you see me I’m on my own/ Feeling better really, I can see you clearly now I’ve saved you as a picture on my phone,” before her voice warps and…
  • Grayscale Confessions: Damon Albarn On Life, Technology, Everyday Robots, And The Legacy Of Britpop

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:46 am
    Britpop stars like Damon Albarn weren’t supposed to age. This is often true of famous musicians, of course, from pop ingenues to boy bands to punk rockers, but there was a specific element of youthfulness that accompanied Britpop. Sure, Jarvis Cocker was always kind of old before his time, but Britpop as a genre, even when it was incisive and took on the whole scope of British culture, also had an inherent boyishness and, at times, brattiness to it — no doubt partially attributable, in this instance, to the way in which the British tabloids helped a seething rivalry between Albarn…
  • Q&A: Lykke Li On Finding Inspiration In Heartbreak

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    The first time I interviewed Lykke Li was in 2008. I flew to Stockholm to spend a week following her around for a feature story that was to be published just as her debut album, Youth Novels, was seeing release here in the States. What struck me most about Lykke at the time was her absolute seriousness in regards to her music, coupled with her ambivalence about being considered a pop star (which is essentially what everyone wanted her to be). In the years since, even though much has changed in her life — her sophomore album, 2011′s Wounded Rhymes, made her something of a bonafide…
  • Ramona Lisa – “Dominic” Video

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Chairlift leader Caroline Polachek has taken on the side-project alter-ego Ramona Lisa, and she recorded all of her new album Arcadia by herself, on her laptop. She’s already made a video for the album’s title track, and now she’s followed that one with a new self-directed video for “Dominic,” another hazy track from the album. In this one, Polachek pilots a rowboat through some picturesque marshlands in Florida’s Everglades National Park, and she seems way calmer about all the alligators surrounding her than I would be. Also, she’s got a new haircut,…
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  • SiriusXM Paves The Way For Financial Maneuverability

    Spencer Osborne
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    As I get ready to write this I can not help but think back to the past 24 months and tons of keystrokes regarding a debt to EBITDA ratio of 4.5 vs. the 3 that Mel Karmazin said was the sweet spot.  At the time, I pointed out that the added debt would be used for share buybacks or methods that will allow Liberty Media to recoup about $1.7 billion in cash that it had invested.  In response I received ire from many passionate SiriusXM investors about Liberty pulling the strings and loading up SiriusXM with debt.  Today, those same readers are seeming to celebrate a move made by SiriusXM that…
  • SiriusXM Quarterly Preview – Expectations Are Key

    Spencer Osborne
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    SiriusXM will be reporting its quarterly financials this Thursday.  In my opinion the key element of this call will be expectations.  Right, wrong, or indifferent, Sirius has shifted from a “darling” when Liberty Media made an offer to bring the company under its umbrella to “questionable” ever since Liberty pulled its offer off of the table.  The reasoning is actually pretty simple.  If Liberty does not want the deal anymore what is wrong? Now, before you start typing your hate-mail, hear me out.  The issues with SiriusXM lately are partially founded in reality…
  • TODAY Show Joins SiriusXM Line-up

    Spencer Osborne
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    SiriusXM and NBC News will launch TODAY Show Radio on June 26, making the NBC morning program available to radio listeners for the first time ever.  The new channel will give listeners across the country access to live audio feeds from both coasts, including replays.  The deal will make SiriusXM the exclusive audio home of the TODAY show. The move is interesting in that it demonstrates that satellite radio is making efforts to be the source that connects radio listeners to the television shows they watch in their homes.  In many ways, a concept like this is a throwback to the type of radio…
  • SiriusXM Notes Get Upgrade

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

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

  • The Lazy Farmer Boy

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

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

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

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

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

  • Deadboy Streams Full Upcoming 'Return' EP for Numbers

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Earlier this month, Deadboy revealed plans to return to the excellent Numbers imprint with a new EP, sharing a slow-paced video for the record's beatless title track. Now, with the London producer's Return EP set to drop next week, a full stream of the upcoming effort has surfaced. read more
  • Stream a New Song from Ben Frost

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Last month, Reykjavíc-based noise artist Ben Frost announced the release of Aurora, his forthcoming LP for Mute/ Bedroom Community. As a teaser, he released the icy "Venter" as well as a creepily atmospheric music video. Now, Frost has furthered teased Aurora with a stream of "Nolan," a cut which is evocative of a more noise-oriented approach, with abrasive feedback and a structure that occasionally twists into passages of contorted noise. read more
  • Lee Bannon Shares New Track, Announces Brief Spring Tour

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Budding Ninja Tune affiliate and recent XLR8R podcast contributor Lee Bannon has shared a new production along with news of a brief upcoming North American tour. read more
  • Hivern Discs to Release Debut Single from C.P.I.

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    John Talabot's Hivern Discs imprint has announced its latest release. Titlted "El Túnel" b/w "Proceso," the forthcoming effort comes from C.P.I., a new collaborative project between Barcelona re-editor Marc Piñol and Berlin oddball DJ Hugo Capablanca. read more
  • Preview the Inaugural 12" for Cosmin TRG's Fizic Label

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    Just over a week ago, Cosmin TRG announced the launch of his own Fizic label, whose inaugural release would land in June in the form of a new 12" from the Romanian artist himself. Now, the first previews of that record have surfaced. read more
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  • Album Review: The Revelations, “The Cost of Living”

    Jeff Giles
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    The Revelations bill themselves as representatives of “new, true soul music,” and the sticker affixed to their new LP, The Cost of Living, promises “All new music from Brooklyn’s finest.” Clearly, this is not a band that lacks for chutzpah; what’s surprising is how ably they back it up throughout Living‘s eight tracks. It was nearly 35 years ago that Becker and Fagen lamented the “hard times befallen the soul survivors,” and things haven’t really gotten a lot easier since then. You can have neo-soul and you can have self-consciously…
  • BOOK REVIEW: David Kinney, “The Dylanologists”

    Jack Feerick
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    People get into the fandom scene because they are deeply and sincerely interested in an artist, of course. But it’s also an effective way to boost one’s own self-esteem, because there’s always someone to look down upon and regard with suspicion. Every fan gets to set their own yardstick as to what constitutes “good” and “bad” fandom — and to locate themselves, inevitably, in the “good” category. Like Baby Bear’s porridge, their fannish devotion is neither too hot nor too cool; it’s always ju-u-ust right. As an initiated fan, you can cast confident side-eye on those…
  • Popdose Conceptual Theater: The Sun Also Rises

    Zack Dennis
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    One time – I don’t know what possessed me – I picked up a copy of “The Sun Also Rises” and tried to go drink-for-drink with its protagonist, Jake Barnes. I believe I was about twenty pages in before I capitulated. The amount of drinking that takes place in this story – even in just the first fifty pages – is enough to get a fraternity’s charter revoked. With drinking comes drama, and Hemingway’s smash hit of a first novel delivers both in equal measure. There’s a lot of music in this week’s edition that I really like. In…
  • CD Review: The Choir, “Shadow Weaver”

    Dw. Dunphy
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:22 am
    I expect many people would find it hard to pin The Choir down at this moment. On the one side, they’ve been fairly consistent with releases over the past few years. But at the same time, Derri Daugherty has been adding vocals and guitar to the Americana duo Kerosene Halo, and both he and drummer/lyricist Steve Hindalong have been invested in the Americana/rock group the Lost Dogs. Daugherty has been hip-deep in music production. Hindalong has been getting fleeting facetime as a drummer on the ABC drama Nashville. Tim Chandler has been back with Daniel Amos on the most recent Dig Here,…
  • Soul Serenade: Soul Survivors, “Expressway To Your Heart”

    Ken Shane
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    In 1967 I went to a concert that I fondly recall as the “Woodstock of South Orange,” which I named after the small New Jersey village that I was living in at the time. South Orange is also the location of Seton Hall College (now University), and the concert took place in the school’s Walsh Auditorium. Despite the grand name, Walsh was, and is, a small basketball gym, the kind with the bleachers that roll back into the wall. Why Woodstock? Well check out this lineup. The headliner was the Beach Boys, who closed out the show. Coming on before them was the Buffalo Springfield,…
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  • Live Video: Daniel Rossen

    Matt Pritchard
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    photo by Allyce Andrew (view set) One of the golden voices of Grizzly Bear (and Department of Eagles), Daniel Rossen came out of hibernation to play a heartfelt set of songs from his 2012 Warp Records solo-release, Silent Hour/Golden Mile. From his songwriting alone, you can tell Rossen loves his work. But performing live on his twelve-string acoustic guitar in the intimate setting of the KEXP studio, he flies to new heights. In case you missed him during his Spring 2014 tour, Rossen will be adding more solo shows later this year. There’s no need to wait, though, because you can watch…
  • Review Revue: Richard Peterson’s First Album

    Levi Fuller
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm
    As you might have noticed, the pictures I gathered on my most recent visit to the KEXP stacks were exclusively from the local section, and I feel like I’ve been learning a lot of our fair city’s history that simply living here for 12+ years has not been enough to absorb. Case in point: Somehow I’ve gotten this far in my life as a Seattleite without having heard of the musical phenomenon known as Richard Peterson. Peterson playing his trumpet on the street was a regular sight around sporting events in this city for decades, until he retired from busking just a few months ago…
  • Thursday Music News

    Janice Headley
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    photo by Dan Muller It’s hard to believe it’s already been three years since the release of the Fleet Foxes album Helplessness Blues (voted #1 album of 2011 by KEXP listeners). Frontman Robin Pecknold took to Facebook yesterday to share an update: For anyone who’s curious, this is a short Fleet Foxes update – been a while! So, after the last round of touring, I decided to go back to school. I never got an undergraduate degree, and this felt like the right time to both see what that was about and to try something new after a while in the touring / recording lifestyle. I moved…
  • KEXP (Kinda, Sorta) Suggests: The Pizza Underground at Chop Suey 4/28

    Janice Headley
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    We can’t wholeheartedly “suggest” this, but morbid curiosity sure makes it one of the most compelling shows this month: The Pizza Underground are on their debut North American tour, entitled Fresh to Your Door, and are “delivering” (in 30 minutes or less?) to Chop Suey on Monday, April 28th, with Toby Goodshank (of the Moldy Peaches, a terrible pizza topping) and a DJ set from Derek Erdman. If you haven’t already heard, The Pizza Underground is a New York-based quintet who cover Velvet Underground classics, replacing the lyrics with words like…
  • Live Video: The Orwells

    Matt Pritchard
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    photo by Dave Lichterman (view set) Graduating high school early to pursue music, The Orwells have been rocking the Chicago suburbs since 2009. The release of Remember When on Autumn Tone Records jettisoned them into the spotlight, eventually leading to their appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman. Like the many apartment complexes sprouting up around Capitol Hill, The Orwells are rising fast. Now, they have been scheduled to play at the Bonaroo Music Festival and have finished producing Disgraceland, their second album, on Canvasback/Atlantic Records with assistance from Dave…
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    Create Digital Music

  • Live from the Moog Factory, Watch Erika, Teengirl Fantasy, and Survive

    Peter Kirn
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    CDM here in the Moog Factory, downtown Asheville, North Carolina. I don’t care whether you’re a Boiler Room fan or hater – this one is special. Erika is here from Detroit with her circular sequencer and loads of gear. The wild and wooly Survive are new to me but they’re doing lovely stuff and have a synth museum worth of keyboard racks – fantastic. And in town from New York, hailing from Oberlin, Ohio, are Teengirl Fantasy. It’s already a great lineup, but novel for a second reason – Moog will keep assembling stuff in the factory as they play. Now…
  • How Gloves and Wearable Tech Could Change Music Performance: In Depth with Imogen Heap and Team

    Peter Kirn
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:41 pm
    “The gloves are like a second skin. They are part of me. An extension of me. I become hyperreal.” -Imogen Heap. Photo: Aurora Crowley. In fits and starts, musical interface inventors have tried for decades to make manipulating digital music more expressive. But that persistence comes out of a clear goal post. They want the machine’s seemingly-endlessly possibilities to fit the human like a glove. Imogen Heap is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of electronic musical performance, always making it seem as effortless as her songwriting and stage presence. For the Gloves…
  • Band Sings Song Asking Why They Aren’t Playing Moogfest

    Peter Kirn
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    What if you wanted to play Moogfest really bad, but Moogfest didn’t call? No, I mean really bad – like you started a band with this very dream in mind, outfitted your studio with nearly everything Moog makes, and put on a shameless amount of Moog-logo gear, just in the hopes of getting the booking. If you still couldn’t make it onto the bill at that point, well, I guess you’d have to actually write a song explaining your plight, upload it to YouTube, and hope it went viral. This is the Internet age, after all. That’s what the band Synthetic Things have done. And…
  • Moogfest in the Mix: As CDM Heads to North Carolina, Music, Futurism to Fill Your Week

    Peter Kirn
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Back to the future. The Future of Creativity, among other programming, dares to ask what music will sound like in a century. Moogfest has been many things over the years, from a small get-together of Moog fans to a New York event with a few headliners to a festival that at times veered toward being just another big rock fest. But this year, it’s evolved into something special and new. Amidst a wildly-varied nighttime mix of big-name musical acts, it’s become a hub of futurism and music technology. It suggests a Moogfest that isn’t just about some artists and the Moog of the…
  • Moog’s Werkstatt for Moogfest is a Patchable Monosynth, Leaked in Image

    Peter Kirn
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Moog seems to have something special planned for Moogfest – na klar! “Werkstatt” looks to be a kit synth the company has prepared for the event in Asheville, North Carolina later this week. As Synthtopia observes, the photo was revealed on the Instagram feed for the event – and appears to coincide with a three-hour assembly workshop with the engineers. “Werkstatt” means “workshop” in German, so the kit function is obvious. Looking at the picture, a whole lot is clear. The architecture is a single-oscillator monosynth, switchable between saw…
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  • Who Deserves Credit for Making Emo Cool Again?

    Jason Tate
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:31 pm
    I was planning to write something about this entire "who was talking about emo/pop-punk/whatever" debate that sprung up online yesterday (and touched on it via Twitter this morning), but Ben Cosman at The Wire nails the entire point I wanted to make in one paragraph: A pissing-contest over who's liked emo longer isn't going to do the genre any favors in popularity. But of course an argument about emo descends into "I was talking about this band way before you were". As Cohen and Hyden (and a slew of others on Twitter) pointed out to Heisel, those who've hung around with…
  • Fest 13 Adds Paint It Black, Iron Chic, The Copyright, Make Do and Mend, More

    Thomas Nassiff
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    In addition to the earlier announcement of Mineral playing Fest 13, the Gainesville-based festival has also announced that Paint It Black, Iron Chic, The Copyrights, Make Do And Mend, The Dopamines and more have been added to the lineup. You can see today's announcement, along with a full list of bands performing, in the replies. Tickets are available now.
  • Knocked Loose Annouce EP and Tour Dates

    Ryan Gardner
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Knocked Loose will release their new EP, Pop Culture, on June 3rd -- pre-orders are now up. The band will also heading out on tour with Greyhaven shortly, dates in the replies. "This record was written with mosh in mind. It's ridiculously heavy, ridiculously angry… ridiculously emotional. And it feels good to release something that I'm one hundred percent satisfied with. Just expect to be kicked in the fucking balls," said Isaac Haile, guitarist for Knocked Loose. Vocalist Bryan Garris adds "It's been a long time coming and I'm extremely excited to show people what we've been…
  • Acoustic Set from Bayside [Video]

    Jason Tate
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Baeblemusic's acoustic set with Bayside is now up.
  • Augustana - "Ash and Ember" [Video]

    Jason Tate
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Augustana's video for "Ash and Ember" can be viewed in the replies.
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  • 2 Chainz Releases Tracklist For “Freebase” EP Featuring Lil Boosie & Rick Ross

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    (AllHipHop News) Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz is set to release his upcoming EP Freebase on May 5th. The 7-track project will feature Lil Boosie, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, Cap 1, and Ty Dolla Sign. Production credits include Mike Will Made It, Young Chop, and more. [ALSO READ: 2 Chainz Announces “Freebase” EP; Releases Trailer & Cover] Check out the tracklist and back cover for 2 Chainz’ Freebase EP below. 1. Don’t Do It (Intro) 2. Trap Back (prod by Street Symphony & 808XELiTE) 3. Freebase (prod by C Note) 4. Flexxin On My Baby Mama (prod by Dj Paul K.O.M. & Twhy…
  • Pharrell Releases New Book Online, Fans Must Guess The Words Before It Can Be Sold

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    (AllHipHop News) Pharrell’s new book Inspiration will be released in stores at some point in time, but the multitalented musician has decided to distribute the book early in a creative fashion. Today (April 24th), Pharrell has teamed up with Tipp-Ex to release the first Social Book which consists of fans filling in blanks of Pharrell’s new book in real time.  The idea behind the campaign is that Pharrell’s new book is available online, however most of the words have been blanked out. Fans can sign up on Facebook and/or Youtube to fill in the blanks and discover the…
  • Beyonce Appears On TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” List For 2nd Straight Year , Jay Z Falls Off The List

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    (AllHipHop News) The Earth’s population is roughly 8 billion people and TIME magazine has once again narrowed that down to “The 100 Most Influential People”. For the second year in a row, Beyonce was named on the list and appears on the cover for the issue. Last year, both Jay Z and Beyonce appeared on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People list in the Titan and Icon categories, respectively. Howver, Jay Z was omitted from this year’s list. While his Samsung deal for Magna Carta Holy Grail‘s release was innovative, Beyonce’s album release strategy was…
  • EXCLUSIVE: Lil Bibby Talks Upcoming Jadakiss and J. Cole Collabs, Advice From David Banner + MORE (VIDEO)

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    (AllHipHop News) Lil Bibby will be the first (or second, after Drake) to tell you that nothing was the same after he gained national attention for his “Water” track last year. The Chicago rapper spoke EXCLUSIVELY with AllHipHop about a potential collaboration with J. Cole, advice he received from David Banner and more. The old Hip Hop adage, “more money, more problems” permeates every story of a young MC’s rise to fame and Bibby’s story is inextricable of this fact. Coming from the volatile streets of Chicago, Bibby explains how fame has made him paranoid…
  • Lil Boosie: Sizzurp Tastes Like Kool Aid and Almost Killed Me 3 or 4 Times

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    (AllHipHop News) Lil Boosie, recently released from prison after a five year sentence, is rejoicing for the ending of another torture of his that was seldom known. In an interview with TMZ, the New Orleans rapper speaks on his near lethal relationship with codeine cough syrup drink “sizzurp”. Sizzurp (also referred to as “lean”) is a drink concoction that involves codeine cough syrup. Back in 2011, Boosie was indicted for allegedly attempting to smuggle sizzurp into the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Boosie informed TMZ “Once you on, it’s hard to…
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    Tracksounds (The Blog)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • VIDEO: more drones playing musical instruments

    Greg Swan
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    This is way better than the drones playing the James Bond Theme from two years ago… [via]
  • VIDEO: Super Mario Bros Theme played on wine glasses and frying pan

    Greg Swan
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
  • Streaming The Analog Affair’s new spacey summer single

    Greg Swan
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:06 am
    Check out The Analog Affair‘s new single “Take Me Home.” RIYL: Tycho, Washed Out and Bonobo. Buy it on Bandcamp (name your price)
  • Perfect Porridge Record Store Day 2014 Giveaway Fiesta!

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

    Greg Swan
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    I can’t resolve my feelings about this piece. On one hand, a giant stage at an enormous festival in 2014 does require extra effort on the part of the performer to engage their audience. On the other, fans of brain-melting beats shouldn’t always be compared to music fans who could appreciate a solid riff, poignant lyric or impressive drum solo. Maybe the Coachella promoters will reconsider the lineup next year. What do you think? The bar for energy and excitement has been set too high, and the mainstream interest at attending music festivals, driven by the proliferation of EDM…
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    22 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Whereupon I admit that 20 years ago (last Sunday), I said something stupid on the interwebs: “Rap journalist Oliver Wang denied that Illmatic was a classic twenty years ago. We all have our regrets.”Thanks to Wax Poetics for letting me get this off my chest.One thing to add (that didn’t fit into the theme of this piece): I wasn’t a journalist or critic in 1994…just a college senior who had access to a primitive version of the internet.But alt.rap and later, were completely formative spaces for me to work out ideas (even wrong ones) about music.

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    About eight years ago, before I moved from the Bay to L.A., Cooper Kenward and a friend interviewed me for a high school project on hip-hop. I ran into Cooper again at the SS@10 party in S.F. the other month and he asked if he might interview me again, this time for a series of web videos about…record collecting. How could I say no? The video is above and interviewer Jonathan Shifflet has a small write-up to go with it.

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:13 am
    Shades of Soul EP 2.8: The Cut Chemist Interview by Oliver Wang on MixcloudThis one had been in the works for a minute but with his touring schedule, it was hard to fit in until now. Me and Cut Chemist sat down and chopped it up for nearly 90 minutes, talking about his life and career, plus the formative songs that go with both. It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of his work, whether within groups like Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli or his solo productions, remixes and mixes. The occasion for this interview is actually pegged to his latest release, a compilation of mid-1980s experimental…

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

    13 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    That’s what’s up.
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    Official Om Records Blog

  • Blackbird Blackbird - KCRW Today's Top Tune and Phages Premiere on Impose

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    Big day for Blackbird Blackbird! KCRW are giving away ‘Hold On’ as their Today’s Top Tune. It’s available as a free download for 24 hours here. Impose Magazine are premiering the Phages remix of ‘There Is Nowhere’ here. Here’s a blurb from each, check out the tunes below and pre-order ‘Tangerine Sky’ coming on June 3rd. Impose: Back in February, Bay Area songwriter/producer Blackbird Blackbird (real name Mikey Maramag) released the spaced-out R&B jam “There is Nowhere,” the first single from his upcoming album Tangerine Sky, out…
  • Om Celebrates 100,000 likes on Facebook with Exclusive Free Album

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

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

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

    26 Mar 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Curious about those sultry lyrics in Body Language’s ’I’m a Mess’? What are they saying? Yeah, we thought you might be curious. Here’s our rendition of a lyric video complete with beautiful colors and lovely people. We hope you enjoy. Pick it up in iTunes here! Posted by Gunnar Hissam in Visual Stimulation on Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:48:39 +0000
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  • Allman Brothers Band | The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you look at most "Best Live Albums Of All-Time" lists, you're more than likely to see The Allman Brothers Band's 1971 live album At Fillmore East near the top. The album was recorded over the three-night span of March 11 - 13 and on July 29 we'll be able to hear more material from the run when Mercury Records releases The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings. The news of the pending release was broken by Music TAP. MusicTap's piece doesn't contain much info other than the current expected release date and that it will be issued on vinyl, CD and as digital downloads, but Hittin' The Note publisher…
  • High Sierra Music Festival Announces Late Nights

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    High Sierra Music Festival organizers have announced the Late Night schedule for this year's event, which takes place July 3-6 in Quincy, CA. Greensky Bluegrass, Lettuce, The Mother Hips and Beats Antique will be among the acts performing at the separately ticketed performances. Of particular note, Incidental Animals - a group featuring members of TAB, String Cheese Incident and ALO - will perform for the first time since they made their debut in November on Sunday, July 6. On Thursday, July 3 the High Sierra Music Hall will host Greensky Bluegrass and The Travelin' McCourys, while the Funk'n…
  • Stream Live Jazz Fest Performances Via AXS Mobile App

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    All day we've been telling you about your Couch Tour options from New Orleans for this weekend and beyond. Not only will AXS TV broadcast New Orleans Jazz Fest performances between May 1 and May 4, but they've also announced they'll stream video of select performances from the Fairgrounds this Saturday and Sunday afternoons. This Saturday and Sunday AXS's Mobile App, which is available through Apple's iTunes App Store and the Google Play marketplace, will offer free live video from the Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET (2 p.m. to 5 p.m. PT)…
  • Tour Dates & Album News | Andy Frasco and the U.N.

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Rising stars Andy Frasco and the U.N. are gearing up for a busy few months as the group will embark on an extensive tour behind their third full-length studio album, Half a Man, which is due out on June 3 via Fun Machine Records. The tour kicks off on May 14 in Omaha and includes a mix of headlining dates and festival appearances. Half a Man finds Frasco aiming to create “an album that compliments our live show; raw and soulful songs with my favorite musicians backing me up.” Some of the musicians who appear on the LP include the Kris Lager Band and Philosophy of Soul, members of the…
  • Phish Tribute Band Plays Story Of Ghostbusters Mash-Up

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    On Tuesday we shared video of a mash-up put together by our friend Ben Greenfield which combines "Ghost" by Phish and Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters" theme song. Just one night later Portland Phish tribute act Shafty performed a live version of the mash-up at The Goodfoot. A fan-shot clip of the mash-up was posted on YouTube by Umphreak1 and it appears Shafty did a nice job with "Story Of The Ghostbusters": Shafty plays the WOW Hall in Eugene, OR tomorrow night.
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  • Final 'Hobbit' Movie Gets A New (And Better) Title

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    After rumors last week, Peter Jackson confirms a switch.By Kevin P. Sullivan "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" Photo: Warner Bros. Last week, reported that the third "Hobbit" film, subtitled "There and Back Again," was about to get a name change. According to the site's source, the final chapter of Bilbo's adventure would be called "Into the Fire." I weighed the pros and cons of a possible change and argued that a previously rumored title, "The Battle of Five Armies," was actually more fitting and more — well — badass. And while I can't confirm that Peter…
  • Justin Bieber's Latest Shirtless Selfie: Notice Something Off?

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    There's something wrong with the singer's new pic.By Emilee Lindner Photo: Justin Bieber/ Instagram Don't get me wrong: I'm a huge fan of shirtless Justin Bieber. Justin shirtless on the street, Justin shirtless in an airport, Justin shirtless with Rick Ross, Justin shirtless on Instagram: I beliebe in it all. But Biebs' most recent shirt-shedding caught me a little off-guard, and I couldn't quite place where my bafflement was coming from. Perhaps it was the quasi-inspiring caption? "Love your neighbor as yourself. And btw your neighbor isn't just the one next door ;) #wordsofencouragement…
  • Want To Play With OutKast This Spring? Here's Your Chance

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    We're looking for one band to share the Hangout stage with legends.By Brenna Ehrlich Photo: Jeff Kravitz/ FilmMagic Are you in a band? Do you think your band is good? Do you want to play a major festival alongside heavy-hitters like The Black Keys, The Killers and OutKast? Well, you're in luck! Hangout Festival wants you to hit the stage this May! MTV is headed back to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for the fifth annual Hangout Music Festival, May 16 through May 18, and MTV Artists is letting you opt in for the chance to play. Simply set up your artist page on the platform — replete with audio,…
  • Ultra Is Returning To Miami

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:14 am
    Despite the mayor's efforts, commissioners agree to let the festival return if it increases security.By Emily Blake Photo: Getty Images Despite one death and a security guard being trampled at this year's festival, Ultra is returning to Miami in 2015. Even after Mayor Tomas Regalado tried to prevent its return, city commissioners voted 4 to 1 on Thursday (April 24) to welcome the festival back to the city's Bayfront Park. Just last month, 28-year-old security guard Erica Mack was rushed to the hospital after a mob who did not have tickets to the festival rushed the fence. A few days later,…
  • Sam Claflin Dishes About Getting His Spooky On In 'The Quiet Ones'

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    It's not as easy as it looks. By Kase Wickman, with reporting by Josh Horowitz Photo: Lionsgate There's more to acting than being really, really ridiculously good looking. To be a great thespian, you also have to be able to manipulate and contort that handsome face to convey both the most extreme and subtle of emotions. And it's not as easy as it looks — imagine how un-spooky scary movies would be without spine-tingling music or tension-building sound effects. What if the things that go bump in the night never actually bumped at all? That's the situation that Sam Claflin, star of "The…
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  • EXODUS Singer ROB DUKES Says Next Album Will Be 'Very Fast' And Will Have 'More Of A Punk Rock Feel'

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Veteran San Francisco thrashers EXODUS recently entered a studio in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) to record their tenth studio album. Speaking to Brian Aberback of, EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes stated about the band's upcoming CD: "This album is very fast and has more of a punk rock feel to it, whereas I think the last few EXODUS albums were metal epics, with longer songs. These songs are shorter and a little faster. It has a really different feel to it. It sounds great." During a December 2013 interview with "Metal…

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    MORBID ANGEL, DYING FETUS, THE FACELESS, THY ART IS MURDER, GOATWHORE, ORIGIN, DECREPIT BIRTH, WITHIN THE RUINS and FALLUJAH have been confirmed for the eighth annual Summer Slaughter Tour, set to take place from July 17 through August 10. The trek will stop at The House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 19 and Irving Plaza in New York on August 8, with VIP ticketing currently available now for both shows. Look for the complete list of tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks. David Vincent (vocals, bass) of MORBID ANGEL states: "Summer Slaughter will be the ultimate, extreme music…
  • IRON MAIDEN Retro-Cloth Figure Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of 'Powerslave'

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    According to Action Figure Fury, NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) has released the details of an IRON MAIDEN retro-cloth figure, to arrive in stores this September for around $30. The Mummy Eddy was created in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the classic metal masterpiece — IRON MAIDEN's "Powerslave". This eight-inch tall Eddie features a real metal chain that can be connected to the mouth or unhooked for when he breaks free. Mummy Eddie is also going to be coming with an alternate, unwrapped head sculpt that really shows the true beast hiding underneath the…
  • MÖTLEY CRÜE Taps Producer JAMES MICHAEL For 'Final Song'

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    MÖTLEY CRÜE held a press conference on January 28 at Hotel Roosevelt in Los Angeles where they announced that the band will launch its "Final Tour" later this year, with the group planning to play 72 shows in North America in 2014 and more overseas in 2015. Making it official, the four members of the band had their lawyer draw up a formal "cessation of touring" agreement that goes into effect at the end of 2015 and prohibits the members of the group from going on the road again under the MÖTLEY CRÜE banner. No mention was made of whether the CRÜE will record a new album to go along with…

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy has released the following statement: "After 30 years creating the band RATT and losing a real brother, Robbin [Crosby, late RATT guitarist], it's time that I personally part ways with the band. "I am officially done with having anything to do with them due to the constant turmoil, unresolved business, personal attacks/threats in the public forum, and most of all, the disrespect to the fans. "I'm very content and proud of the legacy and the music I’ve created. This music will live well beyond any of our lifetimes. "I owe no one anything but a huge heartfelt…
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  • Eric Paslay Covers Sheryl Crow's 'I Shall Believe'

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Eric Paslay knows a thing or two about songwriting In addition to his self-titled debut album released in February and which boasts every single song written or co-written by himself the country musician has written for fellow luminaries including Jake Owen the Eli Young Band Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum Paslay...
  • Anthony Bourdain Calls EDM Fans 'Lords and Princelings of Douchedom'

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain does not like electronic dance music He dislikes it so much in fact that he dedicated three whole minutes of his CNN show Parts Unknown to the subject "It's a DJ's world and where once they used to say 'Cocaine is God's way of...
  • Help Pharrell Recover the Words of His New Social Book, 'Inspiration'

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Pharrell has released a new "social book" Inspiration which is currently available to read online The catch? The words are missing Fans can guess the absent words and the first person to correctly guess any missing word will be credited in the book when it is published Watch Pharrell Cry Over 'Happy'...
  • New Guns N' Roses Music May Arrive 'In the Next Year,' Guitarist Says

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus reported this week that the group was "working on stuff" "Hopefully very soon we're going to have new stuff out" he told an Associated Press reporter at the Revolver magazine Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles "Well in the next year" Guns N' Roses' Appetite for...
  • Bryan Singer Calls Sexual Abuse Allegations 'Completely False'

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Bryan Singer called the accusations of sexual abuse leveled against him "outrageous vicious and completely false" in a statement issued today according to The Hollywood Reporter The director said that he was also withdrawing from all media events ahead of his upcoming movie X-Men Days of Future Past which opens...
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  • Eric Paslay Covers Sheryl Crow's 'I Shall Believe'

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Eric Paslay knows a thing or two about songwriting In addition to his self-titled debut album released in February and which boasts every single song written or co-written by himself the country musician has written for fellow luminaries including Jake Owen the Eli Young Band Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum Paslay...
  • Anthony Bourdain Calls EDM Fans 'Lords and Princelings of Douchedom'

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain does not like electronic dance music He dislikes it so much in fact that he dedicated three whole minutes of his CNN show Parts Unknown to the subject "It's a DJ's world and where once they used to say 'Cocaine is God's way of...
  • Help Pharrell Recover the Words of His New Social Book, 'Inspiration'

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Pharrell has released a new "social book" Inspiration which is currently available to read online The catch? The words are missing Fans can guess the absent words and the first person to correctly guess any missing word will be credited in the book when it is published Watch Pharrell Cry Over 'Happy'...
  • New Guns N' Roses Music May Arrive 'In the Next Year,' Guitarist Says

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus reported this week that the group was "working on stuff" "Hopefully very soon we're going to have new stuff out" he told an Associated Press reporter at the Revolver magazine Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles "Well in the next year" Guns N' Roses' Appetite for...
  • Ultra Fest to Stay in Miami, City Commission Decides

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Miami city commissioners have voted to keep the Ultra Music Festival in their city after a motion was introduced to ban the festival The politicians voted four to one in favor of hosting the festival according to Miami TV station WSVN 15 Most Ne Plus Ultra Things We Saw at Ultra...
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  • Eric Paslay Covers Sheryl Crow's 'I Shall Believe'

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Eric Paslay knows a thing or two about songwriting In addition to his self-titled debut album released in February and which boasts every single song written or co-written by himself the country musician has written for fellow luminaries including Jake Owen the Eli Young Band Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum Paslay...
  • Anthony Bourdain Calls EDM Fans 'Lords and Princelings of Douchedom'

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain does not like electronic dance music He dislikes it so much in fact that he dedicated three whole minutes of his CNN show Parts Unknown to the subject "It's a DJ's world and where once they used to say 'Cocaine is God's way of...
  • Help Pharrell Recover the Words of His New Social Book, 'Inspiration'

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Pharrell has released a new "social book" Inspiration which is currently available to read online The catch? The words are missing Fans can guess the absent words and the first person to correctly guess any missing word will be credited in the book when it is published Watch Pharrell Cry Over 'Happy'...
  • New Guns N' Roses Music May Arrive 'In the Next Year,' Guitarist Says

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus reported this week that the group was "working on stuff" "Hopefully very soon we're going to have new stuff out" he told an Associated Press reporter at the Revolver magazine Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles "Well in the next year" Guns N' Roses' Appetite for...
  • Bryan Singer Calls Sexual Abuse Allegations 'Completely False'

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Bryan Singer called the accusations of sexual abuse leveled against him "outrageous vicious and completely false" in a statement issued today according to The Hollywood Reporter The director said that he was also withdrawing from all media events ahead of his upcoming movie X-Men Days of Future Past which opens...
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  • Lee Bannon – BLOOD/LINE

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    Lee Bannon is serious about this jungle revival: fresh off announcing a short run of spring dates with DJ Rashad (and one with Sophie!) LB drops an alternately haunting and exhilarating new track called “BLOOD/LINE“. Listen/rave at your desk below, and check those dates after the jump… Thursday 24 April 2014 Club Vinyl, Denver, CO, US with dj rashad and dj spinn Friday 25 April 2014 The Hoxton, Toronto, ON, Canada with dj rashad and dj spinn Thursday 08 May 2014 Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA, US with dj rashad and dj spinn Saturday 17 May 2014 Glasslands Gallery,…
  • mp3: Hannah Diamond – Attachment

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Been obsessed with all things PC Music lately; here’s a sweet, twinkling new breakup pop ballad from the queen of the crew, Hannah Diamond:
  • Doss – Here Tonight

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Here’s another glowing, soothing gem from “secret powerpuff girl” Doss, taken from her gorgeous + very limited new self-titled debut EP/future summer nights ’14 soundtrack, out next week on Acéphale. Video by Doss.
  • video: Jamie xx – Girl

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    The Girl / Sleep Sound 12″ is out May 5 on Young Turks.
  • video: DIANA – Strange Attraction

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
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  • The Four Seasons Do Dylan

    Satisfied '75
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    While spinning the recent reissue of Dylan’s Gospel, I was reminded of two incredibly odd Dylan “reinterpretations.” To that, introducing Bob Dylan’s music through the lens of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. First up is their cover of “Queen Jane Approximately”, whose vocals and instrumentation are so boisterously rough and rousing that even the […]
  • Tinariwen :: Chaghaybou (New Video)

    Satisfied '75
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Tinariwen’s music speaks for Kel Tamashek, the Tuaregs, and their desert home, the “tenere.” Formed in 1979, the group’s latest LP (Emmaar) is a continuation of Tinariwen’s rhythmic, and at times incredibly psychedelic, Saharan desert blues. Unlike previous output, the new album was recorded in the U.S., specifically Joshua Tree, California — the dusty cradle […]
  • Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Maison Dufrene – A Mixtape

    Satisfied '75
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:32 am
    Introducing the bouillabaisse of sound that is Maison Dufrene – a vintage vinyl-only serving of southern soul, r&b, country, blues, gospel and beyond. The first of an ongoing collaboration with Louisiana record collector, dj and musicologist, Paul Dufrene. So go ahead, ease back and enjoy some Lonnie Mack.  Download/tracklisting after the jump… Two hours / 42 […]
  • Butch McGhee :: Stacked

    Satisfied '75
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Music historian John “Johnny D” Dixon must not sleep. In between hosting the freeform “Mostly Vinyl” and “Totally Jazzed” programs on Phoenix’s KWSS FM and creating a special Record Store Day single featuring Waylon Jennings and Sanford Clark — which I had the pleasure of helping produce — Dixon has cranked out a voluminous new […]
  • Jolie Holland :: Dark Days (Video) via Wine Dark Sea

    Satisfied '75
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    “Dark Days”– the first taste from Jolie Holland’s upcoming LP, Wine Dark Sea, out next month via Anti Records. Both it and a cheap-o used copy of Neil Young’s Live Rust, that I recently re-bought, have lived side by side on my car’s passenger seat the past month. And in contrast to Holland’s previous output, […]
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  • Portishead's Beth Gibbons recorded a Black Sabbath cover with metal band Gonga (listen)

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    by Doug Moore Portishead at Hammerstein Ballroom, 2011 (more by Dana [Distortion] Yavin) Both Portishead and their vocalist Beth Gibbons tend to work slowly; the former theoretically have an album in the works, though it could take "ten fucking years" to be completed. (We're down to seven, now; the band have reportedly cleared their schedules.) Gibbons, likewise, announced plans last year to release a solo album via Domino Records, but details are still in the offing 10 months after the initial announcement. In the meantime, Gibbons teamed up with the unheralded UK doom band Gonga for an…
  • Titus Andronicus and The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die playing NYU's Strawberry Fest

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Titus Andronicus at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by David Andrako) NYU's annual Strawberry Festival is back for its 29th year with a typically great lineup of NJ punks Titus Andronicus and Connecticut emo collective The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die. Also on the bill is Rozwell Kid and For Everest. This year's fest happens on May 9 on LaGuardia Place between W 3rd St. and Washington Square South from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. "Many aspects of the event are restricted to those with an NYU ID, but the concert is all ages, open and free to the public." Titus will play NYC after…
  • Paul Weller disgusted with Record Store Day; UK shop busted for selling on eBay

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Paul Weller was among the artists who released RSD14 exclusives, his being a 7" of new single "Brand New Toy," which will be included on his new best-of compilation, More Modern Classics. There were 750 copies released worldwide and Weller was dismayed to see so many turn up immediately on Ebay. (His were not the only ones.) He won't be participating in Record Store Day again. From his website: This is a message to all the fans who couldn't get the new vinyl single on Record Store Day and/or paid a lot of money for a copy on eBay. I agree with all of you who have sent messages expressing your…
  • Aussie band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard touring after Austin Psych Fest, including 2 NYC shows (dates, streams)

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    One of the most pricey RSD14 eBay turnarounds was a 12" by Australian psych band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. A copy of their trippy picture-disc "Head On/Pill" single, of which only 300 were made, went for nearly $400. (The band weren't happy about it.) There are copies going for less currently, however. You can stream it for free below. The 16-minute song comes from Float Along - Fill Your Lungs, one of two records King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard released in 2013. The other was Eyes Like The Sky, a narrated concept album set during the American Civil War. If you like Brian Jonestown…
  • Brooklyn Zine Fest is this weekend; Lauren Measure throwing a book release party +++ other Worriers dates

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    The Brooklyn Zine Fest is a space for creative, independent, talented voices from New York City and beyond to connect with an engaged audience. Our exhibitors create all kinds of zines to showcase their writing, illustration, photography, interviews, cooking, and any & everything else they'd like to share with the world.Brooklyn Zine Fest returns this year from 11am to 6pm on Saturday (4/26) & Sunday (4/27) at the Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St. in Brooklyn Heights). Each day has 75 different exhibitors, plus panels in the Othmer Library on the second floor of BHS. Saturday…
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  • I Start A Twitter War With Google Bus Guy

    Harmon Leon
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    The Twitter war is ON!!!!! (Note numerous exclamation points to emphasize this.) That’s right, never come unprepared when entering a Twitter war… DO YOU HEAR ME GOOGLE BUS GUY? (Note All Caps used to denote shouting.) As we know, Twitter is our 140-character comedy open mic; it’s a forum to attempt humor and put a bunch of idiotic hashtags after comments. So in response to the poster for the upcoming Godzilla movie where the giant reptile is wreaking havoc on San Francisco, I tweeted: Obviously, the comment is a quip about the recent protest in San Francisco about the Google buses that…
  • Boy George Wants You

    Carlos Santolalla
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Boy George Boy George’s performance led to an afterparty at Boom Boom Room in the Standard Hotel. It was a private affair with many of Boy’s NYC friends in attendance and a rumored performance by David Bowie himself that never really happened. Here’re some pics of the night. Besties Danielle Levitt and Ladyfag Kayvon Zand Countess Luann Me peeing in the sink. Boy George Erich Conrad + Derek Blasberg The post Boy George Wants You appeared first on BlackBook.
  • François Ozon Talks Sexual Fantasy + the Struggles of Youth With ‘Young & Beautiful’

    Hillary Weston
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Over the years, cinema has portrayed prostitution in myriad forms, from the surreal masochistic sexual fantasy of Luis Bunuel’s Belle de Jour to the Shakespearean male hustler drama of Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho. Filmmakers have explored the lives of those who become sex workers out of necessity, those who become entranced by the oldest profession in the world because of its illicit allure, and a bit of everything in between. And with provocative French director Francois Ozon’s latest feature Young & Beautiful, we’re given the story of a…
  • Blackbird – Romance Takes Flight

    Audarshia Townsend
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    BLACKBIRD 619 W Randolph St Chicago IL 60661 (312) 715-0708 Your first date was coffee. Your second was a lighthearted brunch. Now that you’re getting along grand, it’s time to step it up for date number three. Here’s a tip: Blackbird, on the Near West Side, soars ahead of its competition as Chicago’s ideal date spot for burgeoning couples—especially those fond of fine dining. The scene is low-pretense, so you won’t overwhelm your companion by going overboard with the romantic regalia, but it’s not too casual either, so you can’t be accused of being a cheapskate. Instead, the…
  • Patricia Field Judges DragOn!

    Hillary Weston
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    This Saturday, April 26, from 8pm until till 1am one of those undeniable events I sometimes tell you about (and expect you to attend) will hit the Maritime Hotel (363 W 16 Street). DragOn: The Dollhouse, benefiting GMHC, will bring all the boys to the bar and gals too and all those other gender classifications that we are hearing about.  Music will be provided by by Occupy the Disco. Hosts include Brian Paylago, Victor Rodrigues, Josh Machiz, Tom Smith, Matt Tague with Josh Appelbaum, Ru Bhatt, German Carmona, Ryan Grevstad, Jason Shaw, Seth Taylor and Tad Haes. Sponsors include Svedka…
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  • iTunes Has 800 Million Accounts…. and 800 Million Credit Card Numbers…

    Nina Ulloa
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Here’s some good news for Apple… In the latest earnings call, CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple has nearly 800 million iTunes accounts.  In June of 2013, iTunes had about 575 million accounts.  That’s a growth rate of roughly 40 percent in one year on a very mature product. However, iTunes doesn’t let users merge old accounts with current ones. Cook didn’t say how many of these accounts are actually active. Tim Cook did point out that most of these 800 million accounts have credit card information attached, which is both impressive and frightening. After the…
  • After $20,000 Is Raised, Spotify Rips Down the ‘Sleepify’ Album…

    Paul Resnikoff
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Last month, Vulfpek released a completely silent album on Spotify to finance a free tour for fans.  That was laughed off by Spotify at first, until Vulfpek earned more than $20,000 on the idea.  That prompted a big response: according to the band, Spotify’s lawyers first asked nicely, then started ripping it down. The album no longer comes up in Spotify’s main results in the US, and embeds are broken (see above).  Still, the album remains available in a number of other scattered spots, suggesting an ongoing teardown. In response, Vulfpeck has released another album called…
  • Executive Shuffles: Vernon Slaughter, AudioLock, Demolition Music Publishing…

    Nina Ulloa
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    AudioLock is a company that creates tools to protect music from piracy. The company now has Judge Jules as an artist ambassador. Judge Jules is a DJ, radio presenter, producer, and entertainment lawyer. Demolition Music Publishing has been launched by songwriter Jon D’Agostino. The company has signed two songwriters, Adam Searan and Jason Eustice. In other executive news, entertainment lawyer and long time executive Vernon Slaughter has passed away. His career included time at Greenberg Traurig, Patterson & Associates, La Face Records, A&M Records, and CBS Records.  …
  • Beatswitch Raises $345,000 for a Concert and Festival Management Platform…

    Nina Ulloa
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Antwerp-based Beatswitch is an event planning platform for artists, booking agencies, and promoters. It is designed to ease the process of scheduling and coordinating festivals and concerts. Co-founders Gertjan De Wilde and Thomas Van Orshaegen started Beatswitch at the Idealabs accelerator program. Now Beatswitch has raised €250,000, which is about $345,436.  They will use the funds to improve their product and expand throughout Europe and the world. Funding came from Strike4, which has previously invested in seven other Belgian startups. When Nina Ulloa isn’t writing for DMN…
  • See How Soundrop Helped Raise Demi Lovato’s Spotify Streams…

    Nina Ulloa
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm
    I’ve written about Soundrop before; it started as a Spotify app but has since expanded to Deezer.  Soundrop allows users to join rooms which usually center around a specific genre of music. The room collectively picks what songs to play, and songs with the most votes move to the top of the playlist.  Soundrop is accessible on desktop, iOS, and Android. So what does Soundrop look like from an artist standpoint? The Soundrop team regularly schedules artist appearances on the app.  Tomorrow both B.o.B and G. Love are scheduled to join their own Soundrop rooms, pick music, and chat with…
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  • Factory Floor @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: April 23, 2014

    Angel Eugenio Fraden
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    When the place wasn’t completely shrouded in darkness, the lights were virulent and equally turbulent flash-grenades of romping bass gave way to a dynamic dance blowout last night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. London’s forward-thinking trio of cryptic electronic musicians, Factory Floor, headlined the evening; Washington D.C.-based duo Protect-U stimulated the crowd with mind-altering, dilapidated house beats for the opening set. The group studiously assembled expansive layers of percolated rhythms as often long-winded but stimulating dance productions. Each track started…
  • Coachella 2014: Weekend 2, Day 3

    Annie Lesser
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    You probably are already sick of seeing postings titled the overused pun “Daft Punked” in reference to Arcade Fire starting their set with Daft Punk impersonators “Paft Dunk” playing Get Lucky, and then thanking Win Butler with a very Americanized “Merci beaucoup!” You also most likely already have heard about Beck joining Arcade Fire for a cover of Prince’s Controversy. What you probably didn’t hear about was Arcade Fire playing Crown of Love, for the first time of the entire Reflektor tour. This is interesting because with that song’s…
  • Watch: Ramona Lisa – “Dominic” Video

    Kate Gamble
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Cleverly-named Ramona Lisa is the side-project of Caroline Polachek, who is best known for leading synth-pop group Chairlift. Her first album as Ramona Lisa, Arcadia, drops April 29, and she just released a self-directed video to accompany the track Dominic. We’ve already seen the lyric video for Backwards And Upwards, but this one shows us another side of Polacheck. The visual is a green-themed delight, with shots of Polacheck looking cute in a sun hat and rowing through some sunlit marshlands. It’s pretty charming, even with the alligators and swamp creatures that surround her.
  • Watch: Dum Dum Girls – “Rimbaud Eyes” Video

    Kate Gamble
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Garage rock queens Dum Dum Girls have released a video to accompany their single, Rimbaud Eyes, off their latest album, Too True. The tune has Dum Dum Girls combining early ’60s surf rock with ’80s post-punk, resulting in huge sounds, gauzy guitars, deep bass and frontwoman Dee Dee Penny’s irresistibly hazy vocals.   Directed by artist and musician Tamaryn, the video features the girls rendered as brightly-colored cartoons performing on what appears to be a heart-shaped stage floating in hyperspace. In other shots, cartoon Penny trots down a neon-lit city street, with pops…
  • Listen: Lost Boy ? – “Wasted”

    Shannon Moore
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    Brooklyn fuzz-rock band Lost Boy ? has given us a guitar-pop preview of their forthcoming Wasted EP with the release of its title track, which tumbles and grooves along in a coating of garage-rock distortion. Frontman Davey Jones, who essentially took on the EP alone, crafts a seamless and subtle melody that flows with the various lead guitar lines that lie at the forefront of this jam. Wasted comes out on May 27 via Exploding In Sound, but you can check out the title track (via Stereogum) below.   The post Listen: Lost Boy ? – “Wasted” appeared first on CMJ.
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  • The Black Keys: “Underdogs” No More

    Danny Eccleston
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    New MOJO cover stars go to next level on psych-rocking eighth album. Taste the interview! The post The Black Keys: “Underdogs” No More appeared first on MOJO.
  • MOJO 247 / June 2014

    Ross Bennett
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    On sale from Tuesday, April 29, the latest issue of MOJO magazine enters the orbit of one of the world’s biggest and best bands, the mighty Black Keys. We travel to Nashville to discuss the joys of success and the perils of fame with Ohio "underdogs" Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. The free CD, The Black Keys And Friends, features 15 tracks by Dr. John, Bo Diddley, Pete Molinari, R.L. Burnside, The Sheepdogs and many more alongside the Keys’ new single, Fever, and a super rare version of Gold On The Ceiling. Also in the issue: Jeff Beck talks new sounds, old friends and going it alone;…
  • “Bowie Was Like Orson Welles”: Diamond Dogs At 40

    Danny Eccleston
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:04 am
    On the 40th anniversary of its release, engineer Andy Morris delivers the inside skinny on Bowie’s wildest album. The post “Bowie Was Like Orson Welles”: Diamond Dogs At 40 appeared first on MOJO.
  • Paul Weller Blasts Record Store Day Racketeers

    Ian Harrison
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    The Modfather says it's his last RSD, shames touts. Plus, the video for Brand New Toy. The post Paul Weller Blasts Record Store Day Racketeers appeared first on MOJO.
  • EELS – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett

    Danny Eccleston
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Americana-hued confessions by Virginia’s self-confessed relationship “asshole”. The post EELS – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett appeared first on MOJO.
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  • Media : WATCH: Dum Dum Girls Get Animated For “Rimbaud Eyes” Video
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:13 pm
      We're still reveling in the afterglow of Dum Dum Girls' Coachella performance and their new video for "Rimbaud Eyes" acts as our perfect Dum Dum fix today. The single off of Too True now has the colorful visuals that the song evoked in the first place. Check it out above! Enjoy at
  • Media : LISTEN: Dub Thompson Share “No Time”
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
      Perhaps taking a cue from their producer, Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, brand new Dead Oceans signees Dub Thompson have no qualms about wearing their influences on their sleeves. And that's a beautiful thing. Enjoy at
  • News : Coachella 2014: Weekend Two: Redemption Island
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    "Last week the desert got me, but not this time!" Pharrell Williams looked out on the enormous crowd that erupted in hoots and cheers as he declared his victory against the fickle Indio weather. "You ready to have fun?" he shouted. Once again, the almost unmanageably large congregation unanimously approved Williams' newfound confidence as he strutted across the casually-named "Outdoor Stage" on Saturday night. After a series of disappointing technical difficulties and a weak voice during the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music + Arts Festival, the beloved…
  • Contests : Win A Copy Of Jake Bugg’s Record Store Day Live EP
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
      The weekend brought us some great new music for Record Store Day and we're excited to be giving out one of those new releases to some lucky winners! One of favorite up-and-coming singer-songwriters, Jake Bugg, released an EP, Live At Silver Platters, recorded at his Seattle, WA show earlier this year.   Live At Silver Platters includes four acoustic tracks from both his albums, Jake Bugg and Shangri-La. The songs showcase Bugg's talent and capture the beauty of his live shows. It's a perfect record to add to any music collection and it could be yours if you enter…
  • Media : WATCH: Prides #STANDFORSOMETHING in Austin with Dr. Martens
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
      In honor of Dr. Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING campaign, Scottish synth-pop trio Prides stopped by Bar 96 in Austin for a stripped-down performance of their booming, anthemic single, “The Seeds You Sow.” Enjoy at
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  • Spotify Pulls Vulpeck's Silent "Sleepify"Album, Band Issues Response

    Bruce Houghton
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Spotify has deleted indie band Vulpeck's silent "Sleepify" album for violating its terms of service.  The release, which contained no sound at all, would have reportedly netted the band $20,000 from plays of "the most silent album ever recorded" by fans and supporters who often left Spotify running all night while they slept. In a recorded response to Spotify, posted there as a new release dubbed "Official Statement", the band said they had just been contacted by the music streamer and jokingly asked for "30 seconds of silence to ponder the uncertainty." MORE: Band Games Spotify To Fund…
  • One New Stat From Apple Shows Why iTunes Is [Almost] Unbeatable

    Bruce Houghton
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Included in yesterday's report by Apple to investors and analysts was a single stat that reinforces why iTunes still controls so much of the digital music market.  Apple has nearly 800 million registered users. Impressively, users have grown 40% in just 10 months; and attached to every user is a credit card that enables one click purchase.  That's a growth rate of 710,000 accounts per day, and on track to hit 1 billion users next year. Amazon, which does not release user stats, has an estimated that 82 million users monthly. But Apple has miscalculated. The company has been reluctant to…
  • Record Store Day 2014's Outstanding Indie Shop Sales Revealed By New Stats Company

    Clyde Smith
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    BuzzAngle Music is a new analytics company. Earlier this week, while Hypebot was down from an almost week-long DDOS attack on Typepad, they announced the first daily stats from Record Store Day focused on indie record shops. One could say this brings indie record stores into the late 20th Century and is a reminder that just because the tech exists doesn't mean everyone is in a position to pay for it or implement it. Given BuzzAngle's additional capabilities, I guess they're actually helping indies leapfrog into the present. Barring acts of God and hackers, I should be writing more about…
  • YouTube Is Now 9 Years Old

    Bruce Houghton
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    It's almost hard to believe, but YouTube turned 9 years old yesterday.  First launched a dating site called "Tune In Hook Up" modeled after "Hot or Not," the online video giant eventually caught on with an audience eager to share everything for their cat to a cell phone video of their favorite band.  YouTube has also become the world's favorite free streaming music site, paving the way for Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody, et al. Latest Stats & YouTube's First Video YouTube Viewership Stats: More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month Over 6 billion hours of video are watched…
  • Rabbl Expands Concert Crowdfunding Service With New Fan Rabbls

    Clyde Smith
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    The concert crowdfunding space continues to inch along. Rabbl's one of the few staying the course and yesterday they announced a new feature called Fan Rabbls. Fan Rabbls allow fans to propose campaigns for Rabbl while giving the service a boost on Facebook. Though it's not the innovation claimed in their official announcement, it is an important addition to one of the few companies trying to figure out how to make concert crowdfunding work. I've written about most of the leading attempts at concert crowdfunding though not all. For example, I haven't yet gotten to Muziko which is a fairly new…
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    OUPblog » Music

  • An intriguing, utterly incomplete history of Louis Armstrong

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    April is Jazz Appreciation Month, honoring an original American art form. Across the United States and the world, jazz lovers are introducing people to the history and heritage of jazz as well as extraordinary contemporary acts. To celebrate, here are eight songs from renowned jazz singer and trumpeter Louis Armstrong‘s catalog, along with some lesser-known facts about the artist. Heebie Jeebies (1926) One of Armstrong’s first recordings as bandleader was a series of singles released under the name Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five, which were later regarded as a watershed moment in…
  • Mini maestro mystifies me

    Charley James
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    By Siu-Lan Tan Sometimes you think you can explain something, and then it turns out you really can’t. This remarkable video was posted last year but only went viral in the US in the last few weeks, approaching 5 million hits in a short time. When I first saw it, I was immediately enchanted. Click here to view the embedded video. Dubbed by the press as ‘the Mini Maestro’ (although to be correct, she would be a maestra), the video shows little Lara Glozou with a church choir in Kyrgyzstan. She’s the young daughter of one of the choir members and often attends rehearsal.
  • Shakespeare and the music of William Walton

    Julia Callaway
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    By Bethan Greenaway On 23 April 2014 we celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. Nearly 400 years after his death he is still a source of inspiration for countless authors, composers, and artists all over the world. His plays are performed again and again in hundreds of languages, and have been the inspiration for numerous operas, ballets, and films. The most well-known and highly acclaimed Shakespeare films are the trilogy made in the 1940s and 50s, starring Sir Laurence Olivier and featuring music written by a famous William of the twentieth century —…
  • Top five hip hop references in poetry

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

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

  • 3 mitos de la democracia por Argumento

    Quetzal Contla
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Primer mito: Los políticos te representan.Segundo mito: Los políticos gobiernan.Tercer mito: Los políticos hacen política.Video realizado en blender y otros programas FLOSS, audacity, inkscape, GIMP, Kdenlive, handbrake, libre office.Por Benjamín Argumento
  • [brhnet23] AxBx - Soho

    Quetzal Contla
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Sobre AxBxCon distintos nombres, solo y acompañado el hombre detrás de AxBx ha estado experimentando sin refrenarse con música y sonido por alrededor de una decada, ya en 2008 nos presentaba en Breathe un álbum nombrado Trece bajo el nombre de Gelier Jonathan, tuvo excelente aceptación y crítica sobretodo considerando que es un trabajo fundamentalmente atmosferico, las finas ambientaciones obscuras y retorcidas lo mantienen vigente. AxBx por lo tanto es la síntesis y progresión de todo lo hecho antes en dominio pleno de sus capacidades creativas y teniendo claro no solo como quiere…
  • Triangular - Foc.#41 [IA_01]

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

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

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

    Bryce Jacobson
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Motion City Soundtrack is set to release the video documentary I Am The Movie: The Movie on May 13th through Epitaph Records. Motion City Soundtrack culled hours of video footage and photographs from the early ’00s when the band recorded and released their debut album, I Am The Movie first in 2002 on their own, and then in 2003 on Epitaph. The documentary was edited by Melissa Kraemer. I Am the Movie: The Movie will be available on limited edition DVD in the original floppy disk packaging that the album was released on, as well as through digital outlets like iTunes and Amazon. Watch…
  • Secrets Stream “Maybe Next May” Video

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

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

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

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

  • The Age of Steve, part 2

    Alex Ross
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    A denial-of-service attack on the good people of Typepad knocked my blog out of circulation for a few days, and so I have been unable to celebrate publicly the news that Steve Smith has been hired by the Boston Globe as an assistant arts editor, overseeing music and visual-arts coverage. It's a huge loss for the New York music world, not to mention the New York Times, but I'm tremendously happy for Steve. His successor at Time Out New York will be the excellent Seth Colter Walls.
  • Liza Lim

    Alex Ross
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Singing in Tongues. The New Yorker, April 28, 2014.
  • Langfest

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

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

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

  • M3 Week – Three For Thursday Videos – Night Ranger

    Rob Rockitt
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Night Ranger’s second appearance at the M3 Rock Festival will take place this Saturday Night.  Night Ranger often doesn’t get the credit they deserve for their live shows.  Far too many fans only know this band for their biggest hit “Sister Christian”.  While this is a great song, and a staple in the Night Ranger set, this song pales in comparison to the hard rockin’ numbers that Night Ranger plays live.  Night Ranger is a tremendous live band, and one that should not be missed! Check out the Night Ranger clips “Touch of Madness” (Unofficiatl…
  • M3 Week – KIX

    Rob Rockitt
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    2014 is a very exciting year for KIX! Not only is the band returning as the Friday night headliner this coming Friday night (4/25) at the M3 Rock Festival, they are also releasing their first new album since 1995′s Show Business! KIX always steals the show at M3, and will without question be one of the weekend highlights.  If you have never seen KIX perform live, you have to come to the M3 Rock festival to perform. Check out the clips below, live from M3 in 2009! KIX – Blow My Fuse (Live) KIX – Cold Blood (Live) Tickets for M3 are STILL available.  You can purchase tickets…
  • M3 Week – Winger

    Rob Rockitt
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Winger’s new CD, Better Days Comin’ gets released in the United States today (April 22nd!) This Friday night, at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, MD,  you will have an excellent opportunity to hear Winger perform some of their new songs live. Check out Winger’s latest clips for Better Days Comin’ below and buy the CD at this link! Get your tix for the M3 Rock Festival here! Winger – Midnight Driver of a Love Machine Winger – Rat Race Winger – Tin Soldier Filed under: Entertainment, Hard Rock Music, Hard Rock News, Hard Rock Videos, Music, Video…
  • M3 Week – Queensryche

    Rob Rockitt
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Yes, there are two versions of Queensryche performing live today.  Geoff Tate has his version of the band, and Todd La Torre fronts another one.  Some Queensryche fans are die hard Tate fans, and I understand that.  Those of you that haven’t given Todd La Torre a chance need to check out the clips below.  This version of the band will be at the M3 Rock Festival next Saturday night, and are a force to be reckoned with.  I am looking forward to hearing Mr. La Torre sing, and hearing Queensryche dust off some of their harder tunes like “Queen of the Reich” that they…
  • M3 Week – Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel

    Rob Rockitt
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Jake E. Lee’s triumphant return to the hard rock world has been a blessing to many hard rock fans’ ears.  Jake E. Lee’s new band Red Dragon Cartel, has been playing a bunch of club shows across the U.S. and recently performed on the Monsters of Rock cruise. Next  Saturday night, Red Dragon Cartel will be taking the stage at the M3 Rock Festival. This hard rock fan couldn’t be more excited to hear Jake E. Lee perform, and his appearance at M3 may be my most anticipated moment of this awesome two day festival in Columbia, MD. Check out the clips “Deceived”…
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    NashvilleGab - Country music news and Nashville celebrity gossip

  • Kip Moore Releases New Single "Dirt Road"

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Kip Moore is well known for his bad boy attitude and his amazing ability to write songs, or as I like to call them, stories. His newest single "Dirt Road" from his upcoming sophmore album is anything but ordinary. The song was co-written by Dan Couch & Westin Davis, two close friends of Kip's. The melody is intriguing and the lyrics are powerful. The song reminds me of a John Mellencamp meets Bob Segar type genre. It's very authentic and real. Kip has a gift, he is one of the best storytellers and has a way with words that most people lack. The song is exceptionally written. I have a…
  • Hollywood likes country music

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    Jaime Pressly goes wayyyy back with Rascal Flatts. Skip to 2:15 mark. George Lopez loves his old school country. Check out what he says 59 seconds in. Here's a pic of them hangin' nice meeting you @georgelopez— Merle Haggard (@merlehaggard) December 12, 2013
  • Natalie Stovall & The Drive Covers Adele and Aerosmith

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:39 am
    Front woman, Natalie Stovall isn't a fan of pickles. Pickles are the worst.— Natalie Stovall (@NatalieStovall) October 27, 2011 In the clip below, she chats about society's over-saturation of the pickle, and why she feels music videos are important. Scroll down further to find her covers of Adele 'Someone Like You' and Aerosmith's 'Livin' On the Edge.'
  • Top Country Singers on Facebook and Twitter

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:33 am
    A website recently compiled a list of the top 10 actors and actresses on Facebook and Twitter. To me, this begged the question, who has the largest social media following in country music?Here's how it breaks down:Most Liked on FacebookTaylor Swift 59.8 millionJohnny Cash 12.3 millionLady Antebellum 11 millionMost Followed on TwitterTaylor Swift 40.4 millionBlake Shelton 5.9 millionMiranda Lambert 3.8 million
  • Dustin Lynch on living with songs, creative freedom & Little Big Town influence--EXCLUSIVE

    Jason Scott
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Dustin Lynch finds himself refreshed as he begins a new musical chapter of his career. With a No. 1 hit "Cowboys & Angels" (and a few other Top 30 singles) under his belt, the singer is ready to look forward to what his forthcoming sophomore record could bring. As evidenced by his currently single and album lead-in "Where It's At," Lynch is embarking in a far more radio-ready direction, amping up his charm and creativity. "It's like a renewal. I needed it," he shares exclusively to NashvilleGab of the new record. He quickly notes where he found inspiration to move forward. "The Fuse Tour…
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    wire to the ear

  • MeeBlip ANODE at Control Brooklyn

    Oliver Chesler
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:57 am
    Yesterday I stopped by Control in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to see Peter Kirn demo his upcoming MeeBlip ANODE synthesizer. The MeeBlip ANODE has digital oscillators, an analog filter, envelope, MIDI, and an LFO. You may be thinking what’s the big deal. Well the ANODE is very inexpensive (a little over $100), small and most importantly sounds very good. It’s also open source and by grabbing one you support Peter who with his blog Create Digital Music has given a huge amount to the pro-audio community over the years. When I arrived it was hooked up with a tasty P3 Sequentix sequencer…
  • Silent Barn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Book Notes - Elizabeth McCracken "Thunderstruck"

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Elizabeth McCracken's new short fiction collection Thunderstruck is the work of a storyteller at the top of her game, the stories both poignant and resonant. Nick Hornby wrote of the collection in The Believer: "'Thunderstruck' showcases all the things this…
  • Book Notes - Ben Peek "Dead Americans"

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Ben Peek's Dead Americans contains masterfully told works of speculative fiction, alternative histories that amaze and enrapture. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Although Peek's appropriation of other people's lives for his own purposes can be disquieting,…
  • Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - April 24, 2014

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Every week, Montreal's Librairie Drawn & Quarterly bookstore recommends a selection of new books, including fiction, art books, magazines, and comics. The Worn Archive edited by Serah-Marie McMahon Drawn & Quarterly is very proud to be the publisher of The Worn Archive, which compiles the first 14 issues of the beloved publication into one beautifully, chubby little…
  • Shorties (Lorrie Moore Interviewed, A New Veruca Salt Song, and more)

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    Bookworm interviewed Lorrie Moore about her short story collection, Bark. Stream video of a new Veruca Salt song. Stereogum interviewed the band. Flavorwire listed 20 great southern short stories. Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold explained the reasons behind the band's hiatus. L Magazine recommended 8 NYC bands you need to hear. Robert Coover discussed his writing routines at the Boston Globe. Rolling Stone listed the coolest musician cameos on television shows. The new issue of Music and Literature is a tribute to author Clarice Lispector. Microphone Check interviewed Nas about the 20th…
  • Daily Downloads (Dva, Andrew St. James, and more)

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
    Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Andrew St. James: Live in NYC album [mp3] Daphne Lee Martin: Frost album [mp3] Emma Harvey: "Leading Me Now (Tallest Man on Earth cover)" [mp3] The Furrs: "Get on Your Horse" [mp3] Less Is More: "Maybe We'll Die" [mp3] Record/Start: "Electric Minds" [mp3] from EP1 (out May 26th) Reservations: Reservations EP [mp3] Rig 1: "Duality" [mp3] from North Of Maple Savannah Jaine: Savannah Jaine EP [mp3] Free and legal live performances at other websites: Dva: 2014-03-14, Austin [mp3] search for…
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    CBC Music RSS

  • Avril defends 'Hello Kitty' video against claims of racism: 'I love Japanese culture'

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    In the course of one day, Avril Lavigne’s new video for “Hello Kitty,” an EDM-inflected song from her new album co-written by husband Chad Kroeger, was unleashed onto an unsuspecting internet, which swallowed it up before quickly regurgitating it back to whence it came. Shot in Japan and featuring Japanese dancers dressed as Oompa Loompas, sushi chefs and lots of pink, blogs and social media quickly accused it of cultural appropriation and racism. Some just called it the worst thing ever. Regardless, it was pulled from YouTube the same day, prompting this response from Lavigne on…
  • Junk in the Trunk: Drive’s Daily Blog for Thursday April 24

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:47 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.  JUNK IN THE TRUNK:  The science of baby cuteness:  Street karaoke:  28 birthday traditions from around the world:  RICH'S PICK: "I'll Give the Baby" by Joe Tex:  MARK'S PICK: Judy Collins "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" 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, Phil Spector and his 'Wall of Sound." LISTEN AUDIOListen to Rich tell you the story behind…
  • 2014 BBC Proms to feature James Ehnes, Gerald Finley, Rufus Wainwright and Erin Wall

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    The BBC Proms, the world’s greatest classical music festival, announced its 2014 lineup today. The Proms presents musicians of the highest calibre in a staggering array of concerts from July 18 to Sept. 13. Most performances take place at Royal Albert Hall in London, England, and a number of Canadians will be featured this year. Among the Canadians appearing at the 2014 festival are soprano Erin Wall, violinist James Ehnes, baritone Gerald Finley and singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. For more information on this year's Canadian soloists, open the gallery above. Other artists with…
  • Throwback Thursday: the Smiths' last concert ever

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    In December 1986, the Smiths performed at London's Brixton Academy as part of an Artists Against Apartheid benefit. It turned out to be the last time the band would ever play onstage together. Between an ongoing series of disputes between the band and their label and growing tensions between the band's two primary creative movers, Morrissey and Johnny Marr, the band would officially call it quits in the summer of 1987. Thankfully, an audience member managed to record the whole thing, which was no small feat in the era when video cameras were roughly the size of a compact car. Check out the…
  • Searchlight 2014: meet your 24 regional champions!

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    Vote in Searchlight now and listen to the 24 regional champions! LISTEN audio Listen to the 24 Searchlight regional finalists This week, we officially announced the top 24 regional champions from across Canada for the 2014 edition of Searchlight: the hunt for Canada's best new artist. This voting period will last one week, and next Tuesday we announce the top 10 finalists. During the initial entry phase and early voting of Searchlight, I chose dozens of early standouts, including Crissi Cochrane, the Almighty Rhombus, Dennis Ellsworth, the Magician, the Dead South, Scary Bear…
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  • Eric Church : The Outsiders Available on Vinyl for National Record Store Day

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

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

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

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

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

  • Don Felder, Styx & Foreigner Release "Hotel California" Update

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    MUSIC NEWS- Classic rockers Foreigner, Styx and ex- Eagles guitarist Don Felder have released a stream of a new version of the Eagles classic "Hotel California" tune (listen below from MNN), which will be part of their forthcoming compilation album...
  • Coldplay Announces NYC Theatre Performance

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    MUSIC NEWS - A major finance/banking company has today announced it will present A Very Special Performance from Coldplay at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Monday, May 5 at 5:00 pm. The concert is one of Coldplay's...
  • Peter Frampton Announces "Hummingbird in a Box" Release and Summer '14 Tour

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    MUSIC NEWS - Hummingbird in a Box, the latest music work from singer/songwriter/guitarist Peter Frampton, will be releasing on June 24 via RED Distribution. The new music was inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet, featuring seven original guitar pieces in Frampton's...
  • Neil Young Announces "A Letter Home" Box Set Release

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    MUSIC NEWS- Neil Young will release a CD, digital album and a Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set of his recent vinyl album A Letter Home on Reprise Records on May 27. The box set is a beautifully packaged expanded version...
  • PAUL McCARTNEY Adds 2014 Tour Dates!!!

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    MUSIC NEWS - After his incredible 2013 which had Paul McCartney's universally acclaimed Out There tour launch in Brazil and visit twenty-three cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, Sir Paul has confirmed another half dozen dates on...
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  • VOTD: Lily Allen Calls Out Rihanna, Beyonce, Lorde In 'Sheezus' Music Video

    Laura Aguirre
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Lily Allen may not be a 17-year-old pop icon, or one-half of Hip Hop’s most powerful couple, but she’s definitely the wittiest pop star in the game, in our humble opinion. And she shows off her clever talents in “Sheezus,” the title track of her upcoming LP. Check out the colorful music video below. The video, a psychedelic hue of neons and pastels, shows Allen dancing around in a gold chain and hoops. At one point she’s even got a gold tooth. But the look of the video is secondary to what Allen is singing about. In “Sheezus” the English singer calls…
  • Lorde Cancels Australian Tour Due To Poor Health

    Laura Aguirre
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    After making an impressive debut at Coachella these past two weekends, teen icon Lorde is postponing her Australian tour due to poor health. The 17-year-old artist will return home for “immediate rest and recuperation” so that she can regain strength to continue touring for the rest of the year. The announcement was first revealed in an official statement, which read: “”It breaks my heart to have to postpone these shows as the band and I absolutely love playing to Australian crowds, and it was not a decision we made lightly,” she says in the statement. “I know I…
  • Miley Cyrus' Canceled U.S. Tour Dates Will Return To Haunt Us All In August

    Travis Woods
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Despite the fact that the long national nightmare of Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz” tour was seemingly over when it was announced on Friday that Cyrus was having an extreme reaction to the antibiotic Cephalexin and a representative noted the remainder of the U.S. tour was on hold, Cyrus has already taken to Twitter to announce make-up dates.  There is simply no escape.  There is simply no escape. Due to the fact that “this type of extreme reaction can last from five to 27 days in these types of cases,” Cyrus will remain hospitalized and under a physician’s care until her condition is…
  • News Roundup: Prince Announces New Album, Future Drops 'I Won' Music Video Ft. Kanye, and More

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

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

  • Sunny Day Real Estate: Lipton Witch

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    Not to sound like an old grump, but my days of waking up early, fighting crowds and squatting on achy knees to scour vinyl on Record Store Day are done (and have been for a couple years). I still love the spirit of the day and what it represents, but the inflated secondary market for limited-edition releases has dampened my enthusiasm (but that’s probably a story for a different day). Needless to say, we didn’t get to Stinkweeds until around noon. In fact, my new Record Store Day goal is to show up as late as possible and see if I can still get what I want. This year I managed to…
  • Hamilton Leithauser goes solo: Alexandra (video)

    27 Feb 2014 | 8:30 am
    If their show earlier this month in New Orleans was indeed their last – they previously announced a hiatus – it seems to me that the Walkmen went out on their own terms and still in prime form. Still, I wasn’t expecting something Walkmen-related so soon. But a solo venture from singer Hamilton Leithauser is officially underway. His album, Black Hours, is due out May 6 on Ribbon Music. On this first single, “Alexandra” (co-written and produced by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend), Leithauser’s voice sounds warmly familiar –…
  • New WATERS: Got to My Head

    25 Feb 2014 | 9:00 am
    From his days in Port O’Brien to his debut under the WATERS moniker (all caps) in 2011, big, powerful hooks just seem to come so easy to Van Pierszalowski. He’s at it again with this new WATERS track “Got to My Head,” the first song off what is presumably a follow-up to the very excellent Out in the Light. There’s so many ways to lose yourself in this song that its title seems only appropriate. Once the drums burst through at about the 19-second mark – punctuating a brutally honest opening line: “I’m turning myself in / I’ve been a jealous…
  • New Miniature Tigers: Swimming Pool Blues

    21 Feb 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s hard to believe, but Miniature Tigers – based in Brooklyn by way of Phoenix – are just a few months away from releasing their fourth full-length album. The band’s come a long way – I mean, those guys played a show I put on nearly six years ago, so it’s been fun to follow their career arc, almost from the beginning. Further proof of the band’s progression will reveal itself with the release of Cruel Runnings, an album recorded in Jamaica, due out May 27 on YEBO Music. The first leak, “Swimming Pool Blues,” suggests Miniature Tigers still have a…
  • Zilla Rocca: Neo Noir

    19 Feb 2014 | 3:30 pm
    When I emerged from my hibernation – don’t call it a comeback – one of the first people to welcome me back was Zilla Rocca, Philly’s noir-hop Mad Man. I’ve gotten to know Zilla a bit over the years, so I feel bad that my inactivity on the site meant not continuing to spread the word about him and his crew. Consider this an attempt to rectify that. Last year saw Zilla Rocca release Neo Noir, his first mixtape since 2008′s Bring Me the Head of Zilla Rocca, with appearances from his Wrecking Crew mates (Curly Castro and Has-Lo), doseone, PremRock, Elucid and Dewey…
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    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion

  • 10 – Marketing Your Music AFTER the Show

    Bob Baker
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Once the last chord rings out, it’s time to pack up and move on to the next show, right? “Not so fast!” say Billy and I. There are a few important things you should do immediately after the gig and within the next 48 hours. Taking these simple steps will help you squeeze a lot more marketing muscle out of your live shows! Listen up! Bonus: Listen closely for an easy way you can get a free ebook from me and a dollar from Billy! What do YOU think about our live show marketing ideas? What did we miss? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MusicMM.
  • Special Offer (This Week Only) to Work 1-on-1 with Me

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

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

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

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

  • Happy Birthday Shakespeare (Your prose… a public domain goldmine)

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. William Shakespeare turns 450 this week.  His masterful use of language keeps his plays popular, relevant and available to us all as literary treasures in the public domain.  Public domain works, like Shakespeare’s plays, are available for the public to use, copy, distribute, perform, quote, sample and make derivative works from… for free.  Shakespeare’s plays are in the public domain because they are nearly 400 years old.  (Here in the United States, works published before 1923 are in the…
  • FIRST KISS viral video (the music was used with permission)

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

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

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

    21 Jan 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. Copyright vests automatically in an original work once it is ‘fixed’ in a tangible form.  While copyright vests automatically, it can also be advantageous to register an original work for copyright registration with the US Copyright Office.  Registering a work with the US Copyright Office is not a requirement but it can be beneficial for the following reasons: Registration with the US Copyright Office establishes a public record of the basic facts including ownership of an original work. Before an…
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  • Music Video: St. Paul And The Broken Bones - Call Me

    Mark J
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    Last year we watched as the buzz that accompanied Alabama soul band St. Paul and The Broken Bones grew ever larger,  and 2014 is looking like being a breakthrough year for the sextet following the universal acclaim that the recent release of their debut album 'Half The City' received, and, having... ....
  • James Bay Is 'Running' To Where He Belongs

    Mark J
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    U.K. singer/songwriter James Bay's star has been ever ascendant following the release last year of his 'The Dark of The Morning' EP, recent evidence of which includes the selling out of his May show in London five weeks in advance and hitting number one on the Hype Machine with his new version of... ....
  • Music Video: The Suffers - Gwan

    Mark J
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    The multiple award winning Houston 'all star rocksteady/soul band' The Suffers, their unique amalgam of 'classic soul, rocksteady, r&b, funk' crowned by the powerhouse vocals of Kam Franklin, have been busy since we featured their music video 'Giver' back in January. Having played the 1836 Fest... ....
  • Watch List: Ray Jones - Change It Up

    Mark J
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    The throwback retro soul vibe of U.K. singer/songwriter Ray Jones caught our attention last year, the vintage soul, doo-wop and girl group harmonies of her debut EP showcasing the distinctive, richly soulful tone of her voice that took her EP into the top-ten on the iTunes soul chart. Making a name... ....
  • Music Video: Mapei - Don't Wait

    Candice M
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    American recording artist by the name of Mapei is emerging within the music industry. Mapei’s soulful vocals, with the aesthetic baile drums will draw one’s attention almost instantly. Mapei was born in Rhode Island but raised in Stockholm, Sweden. Taking influences from the country she grew up in,... ....
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  • fjørds - Flashback (feat. Quest)

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    acid stag acid stag - Australian music news, reviews, videos and streaming Encompassing a world of delicate sounds and intricate production is ‘Flashback,’ the debut single from Victorian three-piece Fjørds. Main-man Jordan Trickey is already known by som (in post Fjørds: Flashback (ft. Quest) [World Premiere] from acid stag. More by this artist at )
  • Watermät - Bullit (Pete Tong's Essential New Tune)

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Forget your drops, this year it’s all about flute breakdowns. A case in point: Watermat’s new track forthcoming on Spinnin’ Deep which has already picked up Pete Tong’s Essential new tune. There’s no word on who’s behind the… (in post Stream: Watermät ‘Bullit’ from Harder Blogger Faster. More by this artist at )
  • Katie Kate - Rushmore

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:12 pm
    photo by Dave Lichterman Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that (in post Song of the Day: Katie Kate - Rushmore from KEXP Blog. More by this artist at )
  • memoirmusic - Sexy

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Indie-soul trio Memoir shares a new single straight off their upcoming debut album Fire In Me, scheduled to hit music shops April 29. Based in Los Angeles and producing music ranging from soul and indie to pop and… (in post click to read post from Inyourspeakers Media. More by this artist at )
  • ShapeshifterLiveNZ - Shadow Boxer (UNMAP REMIX)

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    (in post Shapeshifter remixed by Unmap, free DL from Dubdotdash. More by this artist at )
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    RouteNote Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Michael Buble Tribute Acts: Kai McKenzie

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

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

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

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

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

  • Speaking Voice Mistakes = Talking Trouble!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jørn Tillnes
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Age Of Wonders III Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Age Of Wonders III by Michiel Van Den Bos. At a glance: 36 tracks 123 minutes of score Geek Score: 85.5 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 49.62 Album Excellence: 40% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Age Of Wonders is a great game series. Seems like ages ago since the previous game was released. I’ve always found it too hard though, but it’s probably just me. The music has never quite stood out for me. I guess with a game like this there’s a lot of…
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  • DIY Day – A New Festival to Debut in Delhi

    Priyanka Singh
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    From support needed for Miley F*cking Cyrus Shirts to building a floating pool in a river, crowdfunding is the norm of the day for anyone currently who has an idea but no Vitamin M to see that idea spread its wings. Closer to home, we saw many projects being crowdfunded – from gigs to albums. DIY Day is another crowdfunding event that will take place in New Delhi on April 26. Watch their appeal video below. This day-long event, organised jointly by Ghar Ka Records and Epic Shit Entertainment, is aimed at promoting and celebrating the rising independent ethos bubbling in various communities…
  • Rev100w: Season One Episode Nil – 30ton Capacity

    Ritwik Deshpande
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    We review albums here, usually in about 100 words. Today, it’s an EP from 30Ton Capacity.  30ton Capacity love Deftones. This affinity extends beyond the gorgeous, delay-soaked guitar motifs and the warm, muffled vocals to tiny details like the way text on the (excellent) cover art has been arranged – with the band name on the top right and the album name on the top left, something that triggers an instant subconscious recall of Saturday Night Wrist or Koi No Yokan. 30ton Capacity’s compositions are for the most part strong, but certain parts sound dated and are at times prone…
  • Demonic Resurrection will play Wacken Open Air 2014

    Neha Mathews
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    Mumbai’s very own death metal veterans Demonic Resurrection have announced that they’ll be thrashing it out at the prestigious Wacken Open Air festival this year! Held in the small village of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany every year, the festival, considered a musical pilgrimage for many metalheads, has previously seen the likes of  Slayer, Iron Maiden and Lacuna Coil  perform on its hallowed stages. Many Indian bands have also made the trip including Devoid, Kryptos, Eccentric Pendulum and Zygnema.  Tickets to the festival sold out in less than 48 hours,…
  • ENZY Studios Complete a Year

    Priyanka Singh
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:14 am
    Around a year ago, we took you on a tour of the 5,500 square foot ENZY Studios that had opened its doors in the suburbs. The studio is undoubtedly a plush establishment, but that’s sort of expected considering it comes from the empire of Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Entertainment (P) Ltd. – another venture by one of the biggest jewellery retailers of India. Conceptualised and managed by their scion Nishchal Zaveri, the state-of-the-art studio has a 900-square foot live room, two recording studios and recording rooms. While bringing all kinds of music related work to the yard is the plan,…
  • Warren Mendonsa Performs on BalconyTV

    Priyanka Singh
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    Balconies aren’t just for looking down on you, Eminem. BalconyTV is an online show that features musicians from across the world performing on scenic balconies. The Mumbai edition of BalconyTV got rolling by the end of March, and the most recent video features guitar virtuoso Warren Mendonsa aka Blackstratblues. Called ‘Random Improv At Sunset’, the title might sound an off-the-cuff one, but Mendonsa’s performance is far from that. Shot overlooking Juhu beach (we think), the song is a perfect accompaniment to the charming environment that surrounds the video. Mendonsa also talks to…
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  • UPCOMING: Sundays At. . .The Sackett–April 27

    Rob Fields
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    April is National Poetry Month and we’re celebrating with three amazing poets, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Harmony Holiday, and Ed Toney.   See the flyer below.  Also, check us out on Facebook and share with your network.  See you on Sunday! Additional links: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs Ed Toney Harmony Holiday on
  • Tribeca Film Festival ‘14 reviews: TIME IS ILLMATIC, FIVE STAR, TRUE SON

    Rob Fields
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:15 pm
    (l-r) Nas in Time Is Illmatic; James ‘Primo’ Grant in Five Star; Michael Tubbs in True Son   by Curtis Caesar John As I previously highlighted, there are a number of original films with Black/African diaspora characters, subjects, and focusing at the much-ballyhooed 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. We were able to attend more than a few screenings with mixed reactions to threads throughout a few of the films but also a few pleasant surprises. While the talent of the actors and directors are evident in more of these films than last year’s crop, the recurring…
  • @Pharrell’s “New Black” Ain’t The New Black Imagination

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

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

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

  • Richard Marx On Songwriting And His ‘Beautiful Goodbye’

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

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

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

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

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

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    One Direction - You & I Pre-order the You & I single bundle including a remix from Liam Payne now! iTunes: Taken from the album Midnight Memories out now! Amazon: http://smar... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 14417847 839870 ratings Time: 04:05 More in Music
  • One Direction - Midnight Memories

    31 Jan 2014 | 8:00 am
    One Direction - Midnight Memories Pre-order the Midnight Memories single bundle including 3 live tracks now! iTunes: Taken from the album Midnight Memories out now! Amazon: From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 40044216 1052801 ratings Time: 03:21 More in Music
  • "Counting Stars" - One Republic - w/ Chrissy & Alex Goot

    Kurt Hugo Schneider
    25 Jan 2014 | 9:06 am
    "Counting Stars" - One Republic - w/ Chrissy & Alex Goot Grab this on iTunes! SUBSCRIBE! I promise, it's fun :1 We j... From: Kurt Hugo Schneider Views: 4190344 100127 ratings Time: 03:46 More in Music
  • "Sweater Weather" - The Neighbourhood (Max & Alyson Stoner Cover)

    Kurt Hugo Schneider
    12 Jan 2014 | 8:27 pm
    "Sweater Weather" - The Neighbourhood (Max & Alyson Stoner Cover) SUBSCRIBE! I promise, it's fun :1 Grab it here on iTunes We j... From: Kurt Hugo Schneider Views: 4077923 99714 ratings Time: 04:01 More in Music
  • "Say Something" - Victoria Justice & Max - ONE TAKE!

    Kurt Hugo Schneider
    22 Dec 2013 | 1:27 pm
    "Say Something" - Victoria Justice & Max - ONE TAKE! SUBSCRIBE! I promise, it's fun :1 Hope you guys like our version of Say Something by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera ____... From: Kurt Hugo Schneider Views: 5747219 138650 ratings Time: 04:00 More in Music
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  • This Week's Forgotten Gem of the '80s - Klaatu - "A Million Miles Away"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    24 Jan 2014 | 12:30 am
    The soundtrack album of music from Blood+Chocolate is now officially released. It’s available on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify et al… Post-show thoughts and links to reviews of the show More post-show thoughts and lovely pictures The official site (Pilot Theatre)
  • Happy New Year 2014!

    20 Jan 2014 | 3:42 am
    … that is, if it’s not too late for that sort of thing. 2014 has been lovely so far. I’ve practically become a hermit. The short days and chilly weather don’t encourage venturing out and about so I’m embracing the introversion, staying cloistered and writing library music ’til the end of the month. The tail end of 2013 saw a new bathroom, a stressful endeavour but necessary, which meant an enforced break from work as the plumbers and tilers ripped out the old and installed the new, and then the week between Xmas and new year I instigated a paperless system…
  • Looking back on 2013

    6 Dec 2013 | 2:00 am
    Once again, it’s been a busy year though not quite so hectic as previous ones, which has been very welcome. It’s been varied, challenging, exciting and downright joyful. I’ve just finished on my final freelance project of the year; a perfect opportunity for reflection. I’ve spent more time in the studio actually composing vs other associated work than any other year, I think. It certainly feels like it; I’ve outsourced lots of administration and marketing to people who are much better than me at those particular jobs, such as bookkeeping and finding new leads for…
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  • 13 Emerging Composers Selected for June 2014 Readings and Performances by NY Philharmonic & American Composers Orchestra

    NewMusicBox Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    From an international pool of more than 400 applicants from 37 states and 7 additional countries and ranging in age from 9 to 84, 13 original scores for orchestra have been chosen for readings and performances by the New York Philharmonic and the American Composers Orchestra as part of the inaugural NY Phil Biennial.
  • So You Want To Start An Opera Company…

    Jennifer Jolley
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    You and your librettist (and co-collaborator for most artistic things in your life) decide that the way around the non-performances and non-workshops of your work is to create a small opera company. This totally can be done, you think. You got this. And then you do it.
  • Lapsed Composer and Curmudgeonly Critic Reveals All About the Reviewing Racket!

    Grant Chu Covell
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    There will always be some new music I will never cover and sometimes I feel conflicted about this but there is only so much time. And even if I were able to produce words for everything that passes my way, there would then be a fair amount of neutral or negative criticism, which I think would do a disservice.
  • Doris Duke Artist and First-Ever Impact Awards Announced

    NewMusicBox Staff
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    Doris Duke Artist Award recipients receive $275,000, and Doris Duke Impact Award recipients receive $80,000. Since commencing in April 2012, the program has awarded a total of $18.1 million to artists in the fields of jazz, dance, and theater.
  • Sounds Heard: 17 More Takes on those 88 Keys

    Frank J. Oteri
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    Two pianists who recently caught my attention with new releases devoted exclusively to American music composed within the last quarter century are Nicholas Phillips and Mary Kathleen Ernst. All in all, 17 composers are represented on these discs, showing that the instrument that once was a mainstay in households all across the land still has a home in the 21st century.
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  • Crowd Funding of Music Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • City of Chicago Announces 29th Annual Gospel Fest Headliners - Chicago Music Blog | Chicago Music Blog

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm
    City of Chicago Announces 29th Annual Gospel Fest Headliners - Chicago Music Blog | Chicago Music Blog
  • "I Come To You" - Silletthia Hill

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:26 am
    “I Come To You”Silletthia HillSome Mystique Music (2014) Backed by a robust choir, Atlanta’s Silletthia Hill weaves compelling bluesy melismatic runs over a gently rolling melody punctuated by a warbling organ.  “I Come To You,” written by Brian Cosby, is a pledge of complete and total service to the Lord because of His grace and mercy.  It builds from quiescence to majestic exuberance.  The choir is extraordinary.Hill honed her skills singing background for Vanessa Bell Armstrong and James Bignon, and in the gospel group Inspiration, with her…
  • TBGB Pick of the Week: April 21, 2014

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:50 pm
    “God’s Love Lifted Me Higher”Roscoe Robinson & the Birmingham Blind BoysFrom the Mississippi Delta Blues CDGod's Love Lifted Me Higher (2014) on his experience as lead singer for the Mississippi, Alabama, and Ohio Blind Boys, veteran singer Roscoe Robinson has assembled the Birmingham Blind Boys, a new quartet named for his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.The title track of the Birmingham Blind Boys' new CD is also its lead single.  Led by Robinson, “God’s Love Lifted Me Higher” is an energetic gospelization of…
  • It's Our Time - Dr. Vera J. Goodman & Anointed Praise

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Dr. Vera J. Goodman & Anointed PraiseIt’s Our TimeFirst Lady Productions (2014)Anointedpraise2011@yahoo.comBy Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel BlogIndependently produced church choir albums have been around since at least the early 1960s, and the results have been as mixed as the choirs recorded.  It’s Our Time, a self-produced live recording by Jacksonville, Florida’s Temple of One Accord Ministries, International, is an example of how a DIY album can be done very well.One of the album’s stars is songwriter and keyboardist Elder Jonathan Smith.  Smith penned…
  • Gospel Memories - April 19, 2014: Interview with the Barrett Sisters

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

    Morgan Witt
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:12 pm
    In the second installment of wristwatch aficionado HODINKEE‘s “Reference Points” series, they tackle one of the most infamous timepieces in recent history. The Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona is an absolutely stunning watch with a storied history. The power of the Rolex and Paul Newman brands together came together on the cover of an Italian magazine […]
  • Music: Goldenvoice Shares Coachella 2014 Recap Video

    Morgan Witt
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Another Coachella is in the books. Two more epic weekends of music and sunshine. Although the elusive Daft Punk did not make an appearance (even virtually), there were plenty of surprise guest appearances throughout both weekend’s lineup. Sets were even drastically improved weekend over weekend (Ex. Outkast, Pharrell). EDM crept into the main stages this […]
  • Art: Watch Jabbawockeez Performance From World Of Dance ’14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Peter Lee
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:29 am
    Nicole Atkins came to Atlanta Sunday night, bringing her Gothic torch songs to about 40 people at Terminal West. Again, I say, where are you, Atlanta? Yet another class act comes into town and you're off at Wild Bill's or seeing Sheryl Crow for the seventh time, leaving Atkins to play for a small but dedicated crowd. Atkins was on the last legs of a tour in support of her latest LP, Slow Phaser, which is a return to the melodic if not spooky sounds evident in her fantastic debut album, Neptune City. Performing barefoot, Atkins danced dreamily around the stage to the five-man band as she…
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  • Send2Press to Sponsor Los Angeles Music Network’s 2014 LAMN Jam Music Contests

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

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

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

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

    Jesse JJ Jame
    12 Mar 2014 | 12:45 pm
    LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- After a heavy winter, parents of small children all around the country may be in a celebratory mood as they anticipate letting their children once again enjoy the great outdoors. Adding to the fun is the availability of many songs and albums from the Ruth Roberts children songbook collection, including 'St. Patrick's Day Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone,' 'Easter Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone,' 'Spring Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone,' and 'April Fools' Day Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone.'
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  • Weekend Music Playlist 18

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
  • Mott 32 Restaurant - Hong Kong

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

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

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

    23 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Opening this week in Antwerp, Belgium, The Jane restaurant designed by Piet Boon has all the building blocks of a success. An intriguing building: A chapel of a former military hospital that gives the restaurant the aura of a sacred place mixed with a certain darkness.  An interesting location: Antwerp’s ’t Groen Kwartier that with its lofts in restored buildings and green areas designed by famous architects is developing into a trendy area. A famous chef-owner: Sergio Herman with his young right-hand man Nick Bril running the establishment. A renowned designer: Dutch Piet…
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  • RocKorea Midan City Concert - A Tribute To Indie Rock June 4-5 2011

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    RocKorea Midan City Concert - A Tribute To Indie Rock June 4-5 2011 Seoul, Korea-May 11, 2011-International recording artist Lance Reegan-Diehl and his eclectic company DEELEEBOB Entertainment with Softindustry Development, will be kicking off RocKorea, Midan City Concert - A Tribute To Indie Rock on June 4, 2011. The concert will feature acts from Seoul and the surrounding area, it will run all day and night into the following morning. Midan City will be the biggest international Indie rock show of 2011 in Korea.   The area is gearing up for one of the longest live Saturday night…
  • Rock Guitarist Dean Shoultz Delivers 5 Free Tracks From His New Solo Album Suite Emotions

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    Rock Guitarist Dean Shoultz Delivers 5 Free Tracks From His New Solo Album “Suite Emotions”   New Orleans, LA –September 29, 2010-On October 5th, 2010 rock guitarist Dean Shoultz is set to release his second solo album Suite Emotions on his new label Taylor-Jordan Entertainment.  In addition Dean will deliver 5 Tracks from his new album Free of Charge just by joining his mailing list at   “Dean Shoultz is a rock guitarist, who can tear up the fret board - yet his musical compositions transcend a single instrument or style.  To…
  • Michigan Rockers Black Note Graffiti Release Self-Titled Indie Album

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    Michigan Rockers Black Note Graffiti Release Self-Titled Indie Album Ann Arbor, Michigan-November 12, 2013-Black Note Graffiti is made up music veterans Rick Ortiz on vocals and guitar, Adam Nine bass guitar, Kurt Keller percussion and Kris Keller guitar and vocals. Previous incarnations of the band include Krescent 4 however Ortiz is the most recent addition to the lineup. The Michigan based rockers recently released Volume 1 of their new project. They recorded 20 tracks and decided to split it up into two volumes. BNG is proud of the new recording and it is their first self-produced…
  • Ed Maly Keeps On Rolling With New Hot Texas Tunes Release Fountain of Youth

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    Ed Maly Keeps On Rolling With New Hot Texas Tunes Release Fountain of Youth   Sugar Land, Texas-January 18, 2011-Ed Maly’s personality comes shining through again on his eighth and latest album Fountain of Youth. The title of the CD is perfect for Maly and his down to earth blues rock.   Maly offers up 20 tracks of warm, humorous and inviting blues rock on Fountain of Youth. The artist is hard not to like because of his homegrown Sugar Land style and approach.   Once again the new recording is released on Maly’s Hot Texas Tunes and it features Maly’s band…
  • Lance Reegan-Diehl Introduces The Player Signature Swing Guitar Line

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    Lance Reegan-Diehl Introduces The Player Signature Swing Guitar Line Seoul-Korea-October, 8-2013-When Lance Reegan-Diehl met the owner of Swing Guitars a partnership was born. Lance was asked to provide a design of a guitar that he would like to play. After his many experiences modifying guitars he found it natural to sit down and sketch out some designs. The end result was a newly designed Swing Guitars and Lance’s own signature line. The guitar players role as a firmly established studio and live player in both Korea, Japan and in Asia, has positioned the artist to be very visible.It…
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  • 5 More Shows Announced with Fan Club Pre-Sales!

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Get ready Jake Owen fans! Five more tour dates have been announced, and Fan Club Members will have exclusive access to tickets starting tomorrow, April 22 at 10am local venue time. Simply log into your account and visit the desired event listing to purchase your tickets. No password is needed!* Not a member? Join Today Fan Club Members will have pre-sale access to the following Day Of Gold Tour date: 06/29/2014 - Park City, KS @ Hartman Arena Members will also have pre-sale access to the following tour dates: 07/19/2014 - Beckley, WV @ YMCA Paul Cline Memorial Sports Complex 09/12/2014 -…

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

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

    9 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    Tickets Go on Sale April 11th for Eighth Annual Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert in Vero Beach CONCERT TO BE HELD AT HOLMAN STADIUM AT HISTORIC DODGERTOWN Special Guest The Three Cadillac to Join Owen, October 25, 2014 Vero Beach, Fla., Country music superstar Jake Owen announces to fans that tickets will go on sale Friday, April 11thfor the eighth annual Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert to be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Vero Beach, Florida. The Concert will once again be held at Holman Stadium at Historic Dodgertown, and be the final stop of Jakes headline tour - DAYS OF GOLD…
  • Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert Pre-Sale!

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

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Jennifer is set to perform at this year's LA PRIDE Festival in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, June 7th. LA PRIDE brings together the TLGB and allied community June 6th-8th in West Hollywood! The vibrant 3-day festival kicks off with a FREE event on June 6th, Lavender Menace, A Free Friday Celebration of Women. The celebration continues throughout the weekend with stellar live entertainment, events and more. Saturday and Sunday are ticketed events and can be purchased on the LA PRIDE website. Spotlight Settings Feature In Frontpage Spotlight:  No read more
  • Listen To Jennifer’s On-Air Interview With WGCI

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

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

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

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

    Viola da Voce
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    The best way to revive classical music is with booty dancing, right? That seems to be the message of B-Classic, a Belgian classical music festival which wants to give classical music the same recognition as pop and rock. They’ll be attempting to do so with the Classical Comeback Video project, which encourages contributors to make […]
  • Orchestra Mashes 43 Cartoon Theme Songs into 5 Minute Masterpiece

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

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

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

    Viola da Voce
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:58 am
    I recently saw an ignorant Facebook comment about cellist Alisa Weilerstein which infuriated me. Decca Classics had shared news about Weilerstein’s latest album, Dvořák. The cover art featured the following image: Here’s what an ignorant guy wrote in response: New generation of classical music players began to look more like a country-music pop singer rather […]
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  • Jack Black’s ‘Goosebumps’ Movie Sounds Very Meta

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Fans of R.L. Stine’s children’s horror novel series Goosebumps have likely been wondering just how an upcoming movie adaptation could fit in so many unrelated storylines. As SlashFilm notes, it’s decided to just go meta. According to the official synopsis, the movie will follow a teenager named Zach who befriends the daughter (Hannah) of the author R.L. Stine (played by Jack Black): It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them…
  • Beyoncé Covers TIME Magazine's 'Most Influential People' Issue

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    Time has released their annual list of the world's most influential people, and this year's cover went to Her Royal Highness Queen Bey, which is just one more thing to check off Miss Carter's bucket list before she hits 40. In a video on Time's website, Beyoncé said, "I feel like my mother and my daughter have probably been the most influential. And being a mother—and becoming a mother, and looking at my daughter in her eyes—made me into a woman. And made me very, very strong." The list also included Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis, Megyn Kelly, Jack Ma, Robin Wright, Rand Paul, Matthew…
  • Newscasters Can't Pronounce Lupita Nyong'o's Name

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    Yesterday, People put Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) at the top of their annual list of the world's Most Beautiful People. It remains sort of a strange list to keep making this day and and age, but Nyong'o is only the third black woman to ever to receive the honor, so it's culturally significant. And at this point. Nyong'o has established herself as such a articulate, thoughtful voice in Hollywood (and possibly the voice of a wolf as well) that it's impossible to not cheer her on. A few newscasters are also finding it impossible to pronounce her name, as Jimmy Kimmel revealed…
  • Boy Says Repeatedly Singing Gospel Song Caused Kidnapper to Set Him Free

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    The gospel song “Every Praise” may have helped saved one young boy’s life. Police in Atlanta say that earlier this month, 9-year-old Willie Myrick was abducted from his driveway, by a man who is still on the loose. Willie says for nearly three hours, he sang the gospel song repeatedly until the man eventually let him go unharmed. This week, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church honored the young hero, and Hezekiah Walker, the Grammy Award-winning gospel singer behind the song, flew in to meet Willie in person. Walker told USA Today, "I really believe that God spoke through me to save that young…
  • Social Experiment: Would You Notice Your Own Family If They Were Homeless?

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    In an effort to “change how you see the homeless,” the NYC Rescue Mission conducted a viral video social experiment, to see if people would even notice members of their own families if they appeared homeless. The idea behind the video is to ask the question, “Have the homeless become so invisible we wouldn’t notice our own family living on the street?” The results are pretty compelling. You can learn more about how NYC Rescue Mission is helping the New York’s homeless community—and how you can support them—at ...
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  • Change careers like Tarzan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • First Listen: UK Singer-Songwriter Jamie Knox Releases “Fortune” from The Moon and I EP

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
      UK-based singer-songwriter Jamie Knox has released his new single “Fortune” off his upcoming EP, The Moon and I. Already a popular mainstay in the London music scene, Knox and his four-piece band, fuse contemporary folk music with elements of punk, country and alt-rock music, as demonstrated by lead single “Fortune.” Knox recently described the inspiration behind the tune when he said, “[he]wanted to have a go at the vain, selfie culture that I’ve grown up in and the way young people seem more self-involved each year. This is something I’ve noticed in…
  • Music Video: Watch Javier Dunn Perform “Here’s The Thing” (Acoustic Version)

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:51 pm
    For his latest video release, singer-songwriter Javier Dunn performed an acoustic version of most recent single “Here’s The Thing.” Directed by Bryan Mir, the video was recorded of Dunn performing the single live with just an acoustic guitar, giving it a completely different feel from the more experimental electro-pop version that appeared on his 2013 album Trails. Watch Javier Dunn perform “Here’s The Thing” below. Be sure to check out all of our previous coverage on the talented singer-songwriter here, including our 2013 interview with him in advance…
  • Cover of the Week: UK Singer-Songwriter Hobbie Stuart Mashes Up “Sing/Latch” (Ed Sheeran/Disclosure)

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    UK singer-songwriter Hobbie Stuart got his big break by covering popular songs and posting them on YouTube to the delight of rabid fans (me included). Label honchos took notice and signed the talented singer to a recording contract, which resulted in the 2014 release of his debut EP titled Still Here. But Stuart hasn’t left the cover game behind entirely as he just released an acoustic mashup/cover of Ed Sheeran’s new single “Sing” and “Latch” by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith. Armed with nothing more than an acoustic guitar and his angelic vocals,…
  • Recap: NBC The Voice Season 6 – Top 12 Elimination Round + Videos

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
      Last night on NBC The Voice Season 6, viewer votes were revealed as two contestants were eliminated from the competition. The one-hour show started with a quick recap of all 12 artist performances from the previous night. Then of course the coaches had to have their own moment in the spotlight as they performed with their respective team. The first two artists saved by votes were: Josh Kaufman (team Usher) and Kat Perkins (team Adam). The next two artists saved were: Kristen Merlin (team Shakira) and Audra McLaughlin (team Blake). After a performance by Shakira, the next batch of saved…
  • Recap: NBC The Voice Season 6 – The Top 12 Perform Live + Videos

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last night on NBC The Voice Season 6, the first night of Live performances kicked off as contestants battled it out for viewer votes on live television. The two hour show began with Team Usher’s Bria Kelly who sang “Rolling in the Depp” by Adele. To keep it uniquely Bria, the young songstress added her signature growl and lofty high notes to the  more rock-sounding rendition of the song. There were some fantastic moments, but also a few pitch problems as she got a little scream-tastic towards the end of the performance. The coaches loved the edginess, but criticized…
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    As The World Spins

  • DJ Hotsauce PULS Radio Mix (April)

    DJ Hotsauce
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    It is been a busy past 2 weeks so I’m just now getting around to uploading this month edition of my radio mix show for German station Puls. Below you can stream the full 2 hour set of my show which comes on every first Saturday of each month at 10 pm at
  • Red Bull Sound Select ATL 4/20 Edition

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

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

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

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

  • Goodreads Bookmarklet

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Goodreads Bookmarklet: Took it upon myself to tweak the goodreads bookmarklet, which doesn’t seem to work with Amazon’s new URL format. I’m a bookmarklet groupie, so I took a couple of minutes, and decided to share. I might tweak it in the future so that it actually lends itself to a better, more continuous, flow.
  • "By suggesting that the chief culprit for women’s inferior earnings is discriminatory pay, the..."

    13 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    “By suggesting that the chief culprit for women’s inferior earnings is discriminatory pay, the 77-cent figure lets too many men off the hook, not forcing them to confront their culpability as bosses who care too little for women’s advancement, as husbands who prioritize their own careers and as fathers who don’t participate fully around the house.” - Women’s Unequal Lot, NY Times
  • "David Wolman pointed out that Bitcoin could simply be one part of a rainbow of currencies, and..."

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    “David Wolman pointed out that Bitcoin could simply be one part of a rainbow of currencies, and didn’t need to become dominant to be successful. This view seems correct to me: it’s an anachronism of Industrial-era thinking that any single currency has to be the “dominant one,” and replace what went before it.” - Notes on a Digital Money Unconference
  • "I guess this is why I tend to associate with non-competitive jams. I view a game jam as an event..."

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    “I guess this is why I tend to associate with non-competitive jams. I view a game jam as an event where I can explore something I haven’t explored before (be it a technology or an idea), work with people I’ve never worked with before, and try to create something with those new friends. Adding a competitive element to a game jam adds this extra component that each development team needs to worry about - and it just feels wrong to me. It feels wrong to pit developers against one another, and it feels wrong to ask developers to compromise their game for the sake of “winning”. Game jams…
  • "“They” will not build a big umbrella that will reflect all that excess sun back into space; “they”..."

    2 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    ““They” will not build a big umbrella that will reflect all that excess sun back into space; “they” will not compress and suck all that carbon underground; “they” will not release the secret plans for nuclear fusion “they’ve” been hiding.” - The Aliens Have Landed
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    Flavorwire » Music

  • Not Even Old Age Can Stop Katy Perry From Bringing Out the “Big Balloons”: The “Birthday” Music Video

    Moze Halperin
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    With lyrics like, “So let me get you in your birthday suit/ It’s time to bring out the big balloons,” it was a given that Katy Perry’s “Birthday” would share a trademark Perryism with her other videos – that of her breasts taking center stage with their magnificently transformative properties. Just as Perry is wont to culture-hop in her videos, her “big balloons” have metamorphosed into whipped cream canisters, fireworks, and, of course, have occasionally just been breasts on a person. Now the time has come to watch another Oscar-caliber…
  • The 50 Best Side One Track Ones in Music History

    Tom Hawking
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    There’s an art to the album opener — it doesn’t necessarily have to be the best or most commercially appealing song on the record, but it needs to grab the listener’s attention. It’ll often also serve as an introduction to the themes and/or sound of the album in question, a sort of preview of to what’s to come. And so it is that at Flavorwire central, we’ve been having one of our unabashedly nerdy music conversations about what are, in our collective opinion, the best examples of the form. Here’s a bumper list of 50 to talk about (and yes, sure, go…
  • Watch an In-Depth Conversation with ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Six Feet Under’ Music Supervisor Thomas Golubić

    Jillian Mapes
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    In the music supervision world, Thomas Golubić is the gold standard. He’s worked on Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under, and Walking Dead (among others), and he made our list of the top ten career-changing music syncs on TV in the last ten years with two separate entries. But music sups tend to stay behind the scenes, so Golubić’s great insider stories don’t often get told in the press. He recently did an in-depth sit-down at Ohio University’s School of Media Arts & Studies, which you can watch above if you’re a real music-on-TV nerd. A handful of interesting…
  • Beyoncé Doesn’t Need Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Time’ 100 Co-sign

    Jillian Mapes
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    This week, Beyoncé appears on the cover of Time‘s annual issue celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world. Besides Pharrell, she’s the only musician to make the “Titans” section of the list, alongside the likes of Fed leader Janet Yellen, Chinese tech mogul Pony Ma, and Hillary Clinton. As Bey herself says in a video from the cover shoot (below), it’s quite an honor “because it’s not about fashion, or beauty, or music — it’s about the influence I’ve had on culture.” Sheryl Sandberg, a two-time “Titan”…
  • Robin Pecknold Explains Why Fleet Foxes Went on Hiatus

    Jillian Mapes
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    It’s been a couple years since we’ve heard from Fleet Foxes, the favorite folkies at big outdoor music festivals. Turns out frontman Robin Pecknold pulled a Rivers Cuomo and went back to school after the release of their second album, 2011′s Helplessness Blues. He explains with a post on the Sub Pop band’s Facebook page this afternoon: For anyone who’s curious, this is a short Fleet Foxes update – been a while! So, after the last round of touring, I decided to go back to school. I never got an undergraduate degree, and this felt like the right time to…
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - SOCIETY HAE

  • The #buffblog (April 2014)

    British Urban Film Festival
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    The Easter holidays. For many it will be one of the first dates in the diary to look out for at the start of the year when it comes to taking time out and getting away from the hustle. For most filmmakers (who are always on the hustle), it will also mean that the Cannes Film Festival is just weeks away. At last year’s event, there was only 1 British film in competition for the prestigious Palme d’Or and Un Certain Regard. Even then, it’s arguable whether a film directed by an American and produced by an Englishman with an English lead actor can count as British (‘Only Lovers Left…
  • British Urban Film Festival unveils new line-up of script judges for BUFF 2014

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

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

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

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

  • Behemoth, 1349, and Goatwhore – Denver, Co

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

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

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

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

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

  • RBMA NYC Festival Celebrates Hyper-Local Dance Music With 'Bounce Ballroom'...

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    On Thursday, May1st, the Red Bull Music Academy Festival will take over the Brooklyn Night Bazaar to showcase a plethora of local talent that has had a global influence. Four DJs and fours dance crews will represent four different dance music styles hailing from the NYC/NJ area on a night that will be as educational as it will be fun. While legendary jocks provide the soundtrack, renowned dancers will teach the moves that have become synonymous with these hyper-local traditions. Peep the line-up: BRUK UP with Bobby Konders + dancers Bones the Machine, Drew Dollaz, Samiam, Ghost. VOGUING with…
  • Kanye and Rick Rubin Go Avant-Garde for Tribeca Film Festival...

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Kanye West and Rick Rubin were set to accept an award on behalf of the TR-808 at the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, but the two unfortunately couldn’t make it. Enter director Mark Romanek, who threw together a ton of footage from various sources to create a next-level acceptance speech for the duo. Via Rolling Stone: Romanek uses a slew of found footage, from pre-recorded interviews with Rubin and West to archival clips from the film version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall and vintage Laurel and Hardy, who are shown dancing to West’s…
  • The Horror of Awful Misfits Merch...

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    The Misfits are absolutely iconic, but in this case, we mean that in the worst way possible. The downside of having a uniquely penetrating logo such as their skull is that it becomes ubiquitous and if you’re not the kind of guy that is stringent with licensing deals (What’s going on, Danzig?) then everything turns to shit. Dan Ozzi of Noisey has compiled a tasting menu of the worst pieces of Misits merchandise around. All of the fucking t-shirts You can pretty much get the crimson ghost logo in any color, pattern, or fabric you desire. You want the ghost in fuzzy, hot pink leopard…
  • Net Neutrality Fail: Streaming Is About to Suck...

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Via SPIN: Hope you really trust your broadband company. And don’t mind the Internet getting more expensive. If a report by The Wall Street Journal is true, a new rule proposal would allow the likes of Comcast, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable to charge content providers extra for faster access to consumers. Potentially, that would mean streaming services such as Spotify, Beats Music, and Pandora could have to bill their customers more or else slow down. And let’s not even think about your illicit file-sharing sites. Read and comment. From
  • Electric Zoo Promises Inane Security Reforms...

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Following the death of two attendees at Electric Zoo last year, security reforms were necessary for the festival to return in 2014. And being one of the flagship festival brands owned by EDM conglomo-juggernaut SFX Entertainment meant that these changes had to be well-thought-out and received positively by the public. Looking over this list of changes, the only thing that stands out as logical is the increased number of drug-sniffing dogs, but do they really think a mandatory PSA before purchasing tickets will do anything? Really, you’re going to put Steve Aoki – the guy…
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    The Curious Brain

  • How Capitalism Works

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
    via i love charts
  • It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    Them – It’s All Over Now Baby Blue (ft. Van Morrison)
  • The ideal length of everything online

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    via mediabistro
  • SuperShoes – tickling shoes that facilitate urban rediscovery

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Today we immerse in our digital lives through smartphones – we use google maps to navigate to the right location, yelp to find the right restaurant and so on. We don’t get lost anymore, we don’t wander, wonder and discover. Acts of random serendipity through walking brings us back to our innate nature as explorers, walking is meditating. SuperShoes are a pair of flexible inner soles that you can flex, twist and put in any of your shoes to make them a supershoe. Each of these soles have three vibrotactile motors that tickle your toes, a capacitive pad that recognizes your…
  • #books

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    by marcjohns
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Study Demonstrates United States Is More Oligarchy than Democracy

    Michael Ransom
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 00:57 a.m. DST, 24 April 2014 UNITED STATES – A 240-year-old illusion is under scrutiny, and the data is conclusive. All dogma and buzzwords aside, the United States of America operates as an Oligarchy. New empirical research disproves the idea that the a democracy. A common response to […]
  • Captain Abandonned Ship, Leaves Hundreds of Children to Die

    Michael Ransom
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 23:38 p.m. DST, 23 April 2014 JINDO COUNTY, South Korea – Efforts once aimed at rescuing passengers aboard the downed Sewol ferry have transformed into a labored search to recover the bodies still aboard the small ship. 174 people were saved during the disaster last Wednesday, 16 April 2014, […]
  • India to Recognize Third Gender

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Musketeers to Premiere June 22 on BBC America

    Sylvie Lesas
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    Photo Credit: © BBC, Larry Horricks BBC America’s new co-production drama  10-part (10 x 75 mins) series, The Musketeers premieres on BBC America, Sunday June 22 9:00 pm ET. A second season is scheduled to air in 2015. The new adaptation is based on the famous characters, D’Artagnan,Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Plunge yourself  in new adventures sometimes inspired by the novel of Alexandre Dumas, sometimes by the events of the period and sometimes by more contemporary issues given a historical spin. Created by Adrian Hodges (My Week With Marilyn, Primeval), the Musketeers is set…
  • Romero reveal the story behind their new Logo

    Sylvie Lesas
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Romero are sporting a very interesting looking new logo lately.  The story behind it is as fascinating as it is freaky.  Romero‘s new coat of arms was conjured by none other than the legendary Great Queen Magus Jinx Dawson from the legendary satanic rock band, Coven. A sigil (/ˈsɪdʒəl/; pl. sigilia or sigils; from Latin sigillum “seal”) is a symbol used in magic.  Depending on the context, these symbols can represent a pictorial signature of an angel or demon.  Often a symbolic representation of a magician’s desired outcome, sigils are often used in Sex Magick…
  • Augustana Debuts video for Ash and Ember on Vevo

    Sylvie Lesas
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    Augustana have released a music video for their new song “Ash and Ember” exclusively on VEVO. The video was directed Ryan Hamblin (Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Cletus T. Judd). This is the first official music video from the band ‘s new studio album, Life Imitating Life (Out Now via Washington Square) - iTunes Store ( The album was produced by John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Kashmir) and Dan Layus. It was recorded in Rhinebeck, NY and Nashville, TN. Augustana will begin their spring tour today in Nashville, TN with Twin Forks…
  • Troubadour, TX to Return April 26 with all-new Episodes

    Sylvie Lesas
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    Texas singer-songwriter television series “Troubadour, TX” will return April 26, 2014 with all-new episodes to finish out its third successful season on the Texas Plus syndicated network of 17.3 million homes throughout Texas and key surrounding markets. The new episodes will have even more of a focus on the music, getting back to the basics of what it takes to make it as a troubadour in Texas. The final seven episodes of the season will include a variety of Texas music, including Country, Pop, Americana and Alternative. Returning troubadours include Zane Williams, Josh Grider, Cody…
  • Check out the new Song ‘Running’ from James Bay

    Sylvie Lesas
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    James Bay debuted a new song titled Running.  After Let It Go, here is another heartfelt song to taste without moderation. Absolutely to watch and to listen this year. James Bay combines folk and pop in a unique moment of pure emotion. Hailing from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, James was discovered by Republic Records after a fan uploaded a video of him performing in a Kentish Town pub to YouTube. After months of playing open mic nights in both Brighton and London, James was flown to New York and signed his record deal. In 2013 he released  ‘Dark of the Morning EP’ and is set to release new…
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    May Music News

  • Apr 24, Drum Tabs MNO

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    Drum Tabs MNO: Our Huge Inventory of Drum Tabs by Bands and Artists Beginning With M-N-O
  • Apr 19, Almost Free Drum Tracks L-Z

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Almost Free Drum Tracks L-Z: Midi Drum Backing Tracks--Artists L-Z
  • Apr 18, Free Music Composition Lesson

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    Free Music Composition Lesson: Songwriting help; free-music-composition-software, song-writing-contests; How To Write Music
  • Apr 9, Practice Not Looking at Piano Keys

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    How do i learn to play the piano faster without having to look at the keys and keep my eyes straight on the music sheet? I tend to peep on the keys and
  • Mar 17, Free Piano Lessons!

    17 Mar 2014 | 3:28 pm
    We invite you to take advantage of our Free Piano Lessons. You will find everything from very beginning lessons to more advanced lessons and music theory. All Absolutely FREE!
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: Movement – Ivory

    Matthew Hickey
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Genre-bending Australian trio Movement are quickly making a name for themselves by combining dark house grooves with soulful, but warped, r&b crooning. Take a listen to their latest single “Ivory” for a little taste of what’s earning these kids the buzz. The slow-burning groove opens a little like a Four Tet/Burial collaboration with a dark electro pulse and some distorted vocal panning. Before long though a piano lead enters the stage alongside smoothly brittle vocals. They ice the cake with an unexpectedly gnarly, glam rock guitar solo that shimmers like those…
  • Single Serving: Torres – New Skin

    Josh Henderson
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    In case you don’t already know, musician Mackenzie Scott puts out some brutally honest and raw guitar-driven tunes under the name Torres. If you don’t believe me, you can take a listen to all the heartache and humanity for yourself. Now, with the help of Philadelphia documentary music series Shaking Through and a few talented friends such as Sharon Van Etten and The War On Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel – we get another healthy dose of emotion with the track ‘New Skin.’ And you can also check out some great interview and behind the scenes footage from the…
  • Single Serving: Cheerleader – Perfect Vision

    Matthew Hickey
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Our friends Cheerleader are back and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve honestly had the “What ever happened to Cheerleader?” conversation on more than one occasion in our home. So, yeah, they’re back, but things have… changed. They’re no longer the shimmery dream pop duo from Connecticut writing under charmingly silly pseudonyms that we remember. In fact, in the years since we last heard from them, they’ve evolved into the “hazy electro-pop quintet from Philadelphia.” The first official single from the new Cheerleader is…
  • Banana and Macadamia Nut Muffins: Everything Will Be Ok

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’ve noticed something interesting recently, about the way my generation thinks about the present and the future. Our everyday lives seem to defined by a ‘movement’ of sorts, either by observers of our generation, or ourselves. We’re hipsters! We’re feminists! We’re liberals! We’re entrepreneurs! We’re socially conscious! We’re locavores! We’re vagabonds! We’re 2.0! We’re living in a very self-aware world, I guess is what I’m saying. And sometimes when you spend a lot of time looking down from a distance not too far away from where you’re standing, things can get…
  • Musical Pairings: Quilt – Held In Splendor

    Matthew Hickey
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Boston-based Quilt (Anna Fox Rochinski, Shane Butler and John Andrews) have always demonstrated a knack for crafting thoughtfully constructed psych-folk jams built from wide-open structures and hazy, billowing melodies. Indeed, their 2012 self-titled LP was heavy on reverb-drenched riffs, quasi-mystic sentimentality, and grooves that swirled in beautifully loose, irregular circulars. On Quilt it always appeared that the journey was as (maybe even more) important than the destination. For the most part, all of that is true of their latest effort Held In Splendor. It’s a kaleidoscopic and…
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    Music Scene Investigation

  • MSI: Episode 154 – Nick Andrew

    MSI Lab Tech
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    This is episode 154 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was Nick Andrew, guitarist with ZipperTongue and music instructor.
  • Song of the Week for 04-20-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    This is episode 154 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was Nick Andrew, guitarist with ZipperTongue and music instructor. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Not So Beastie by Disco 2. Just A Little Different by Skinny Bitches 3. Get It Poppin by Bubble Gum
  • MSI: Episode 153 – Rob Puricelli

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

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

    MSI Lab Tech
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
    This is the April edition of MSI:Hislist, where MSI: Song of the Week artists compete to be selected as Band/Artist of the Month. They compete for prizes and PR packages from our sponsors and partners. Apri 2014. The artists appearing on this months Hitlist are: Brittany Bexton, 13, Chasing Creation, Zallen, Milena Tomic.
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  • MONDO Releases Batman Harley Quinn Themed Poster By Phantom City Creative

    Larry Fire
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Today MONDO surprised their fans by releasing a Batman Harley Quinn themed poster by Phantom City Creative which sold out immediately. Harleyquinade poster by Phantom City Creative 18” X 24” screen print. Numbered regular edition of 375 for $45 Harleyquinade poster by Phantom City Creative 18” X 24” screen print. Numbered variant edition of 200 for $65
  • TIME Reveals The Eleventh Annual TIME 100, TIME’s List of The 100 Most Influential People In The World

    Larry Fire
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Today TIME reveals the 2014 TIME 100, its annual list of the most influential people in the world, featuring Beyoncé on the cover. Robert Redford, Mary Barra and Jason Collins are featured on three additional covers inside the magazine. The TIME 100 features often-surprising pairings of the influentials and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The eleventh-annual list includes: Sheryl Sandberg on Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton on John Kerry, Justin Timberlake on Pharrell Williams, Valerie Jarrett on Kerry Washington, Dwyane Wade on Serena Williams, Chris Christie on Scott…
  • Rocki, A Small Adapter That Turns Standard Speakers Into a Wireless Sound System

    Larry Fire
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Rocki ($49) is a small adapter that turns old speakers into a wireless sound system that you can control with a smartphone, tablet or computer. Plug the device into the speaker auxiliary input via 3.5mm or RCA, connect the Rocki and smart device to your home WiFi network and you can start streaming your music. The device, which was created thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, is available for purchase now through the Rocki site.
  • New Trailer For Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

    Larry Fire
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Dimension Films has debuted a new 60-second trailer for their upcoming film Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Opening in theaters on August 22, 2014 the comic book adaptation stars Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Jamie Chung, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Julia Garner and Stacy Keach. Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in Sin…
  • Batman By Felipe Massafera

    Larry Fire
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Brazilian comic book artist and illustrator Felipe Massafera rendered this amazing image of Batman and posted it on his Facebook page. Massafera’s been working in the American comic book industry for the last eight years and he’s known for his realistic powerful cover art!
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    Go Metric

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Stromae: Dance Floor Provocateur

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Selebobo – JOANA

    Ovie O
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Made Men Music Group artist/producer SELEBOBO releases a brand new single titled “JOANA”. Having carved out hit singles like “Yoyo” for himself as well as Flavour’s “Ada Ada” and Yemi Alade’s “Johnny”, it goes without saying that Selebobo is a genuine talent. “JOANA” will get you dancing from start to finish. Listen/Download below. *O.O* DOWNLOAD
  • Dialect – Authority ft. Charass

    Demola OG
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:58 pm
     Dialect has proven himself over and over again as he continues to grow, penetrating gradually all parts of the world with his style of music. Here he comes again with a nice tune “Authority” Dialect and Charass surelly got a serious plan for the industry. DOWNLOAD
  • Lil Miss Miss – Gidi Girl Twerk ft. Chuddy K | Viral Twerk VIDEO

    Ovie O
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Fresh off releasing the video for her collaboration with Banky W on the song “Temptation”, femcee Lil Miss Miss raises temperatures with a raunchy twerk video for her next single titled “Gidi Girl Twerk” featuring Chuddy K. The song drops in a matter of days. But first… enjoy this “special treat” from Lil Miss Miss. [...]
  • VIDEO: Trending with KaySwitch on HipTV

    Ovie O
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    KaySwitch sits with Toke Makinwa to discuss several key issues we’d all love to hear about on the show “Trending“. *O.O*
  • VIDEO: Victoria Kimani – Hate Me | Kenya

    Ovie O
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    “Director A. Macharia Presents “Hate Me” A Viral visual filmed at The Hakuna Matata Festival in Kenya. Starring Chocolate City Artist Victoria Kimani. This Visual highlights the rich and Exiting Music Festival Culture in Kenya, which is by far the most diverse on the continent. “Hate Me”, a hard hit hitting Hip Hop / R & [...]
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    Grown Folks Music

  • Kashif: Music Business 101- The 2014 Edition

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Kashif shares his thoughts with us regarding the changes in the way business is done in the music industry since the publication of his bestselling book Everything You Better Know About The Record Industry. Even many things have changed, there are tons of great business practices that remain and if you haven’t had a chance to read Kashif’s book I highly recommend it for anyone interested in this business!
  • The Floacist Talks New Album, Where Her Flow Comes From and Unexpectedly Becoming A Solo Artist

    DJKKC<br><img src="" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Grown Folks Music caught up with the beautiful Natalie Stewart aka The Floacist and she chatted with us about her new album Rise of the Phoenix Mermaid (Get it at iTunes). She also talked about the creative process behind her artistry and shared some of the challenges that have arisen for her as a solo artist since Floetry disbanded. Listen and enjoy.
  • Duke Ellington “Music Is My Mistress”

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    While I was studying the music, I thought that it would be a very wise use of my time to learn more about the people who helped to create the music. One of the first assignments I gave myself was to read Duke Ellington’s autobiography Music Is My Mistress. The book reads in a very conversationally eloquent style that is fit for a Duke. My recommendation would be to get your hands on a copy and then take a listen to some of the Duke’s catalog (our songs of the day would be a great starting point). Happy reading!
  • Victor Haskins & Lonnie Liston-Smith: “You Don’t Know What Love Is”

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    This video is the second in a series from Richmond based trumpeter/cornetist Victor Haskins collaborating with the legendary Lonnie Liston-Smith on piano with Matt Hall and Tony Martucci on bass and drums. Filmed at Sound of Music Recording Studios in Richmond, VA this is the sight, sound and feeling of the best of where we’ve been and the best of where we are…
  • Bradd Marquis: “Make Up Campaign”

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    If you’ve lived long enough and been lucky in love then surely you have a break up story. Well Bradd Marquis is turning the tables on that well-worn fact of life and giving fans an opportunity to show the positive side of the coin. From the press release… Soulful singer/songwriter Bradd Marquis has launched a campaign for his song “Break Up” ft Tess Henley called ‘The Make Up’. For all the stories out there in relationships, we hear about the break ups but never the positive sides to staying together and trying to make it work by making up. With this idea,…
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  • Off The 405 Season Lineup Announced

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Summer is creeping up real quick and that just means we get to head back to The Getty Museum for free live music as part of the Saturdays Off the 405 music series. The lineup for the 2014 season has been announced and will feature performances by BADBADNOTGOOD, Kan Wakan, Caught A Ghost, Chicano Batman and many more. You can see the full lineup after the jump below. Saturdays Off the 405 will kick off on in May and continue on until September. The best part of this series is that it won’t cost you a thing. You can come in and wander the gardens of The Getty or even plan a picnic for…
  • The Preatures Heading To The Echo

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Unfortunately The Preatures were one act that I personally missed at Coachella this year, but that will not happen again! The Australian rockers will be coming back to the US this summer and will land in Los Angeles for a show at The Echo! You’ll get a chance to see The Preatures when they take the stage on Tuesday, June 3rd in support of their latest EP Is This How You Feel? That is the band’s latest single “Better Than It Could Ever Be” streaming below. You can score your tickets to see The Preatures at The Echo now through Ticketfly. Ticket prices are set at only…
  • Foxygen Announce Summer Tour & L.A. Show

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Now that Foxygen are done with their Coachella sets, they can now release details on their upcoming West Coast tour this summer. The 9 date trip will bring the band into Los Angeles for a headlining hometown show in support of their latest album We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. You can see Foxygen perform at The Fonda Theatre on Thursday August 14th. If you’re willing to make the drive, shows in Pioneertown and Solana Beach are also listed.  The full tour schedule can be seen after the jump below. Tickets to see Foxygen at The Fonda Theatre will be going up…
  • Contest: Choose Your Tickets For May!

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    May is just around the corner and is jam packed with a ton of amazing shows. So we felt like giving you guys the chance to win tickets to the show of your choice! Want to see Danny Brown, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tycho or The Bloody Beetroots? The choice is yours. You can see the full list of shows that we’re giving tickets away to after the jump below. After you’ve made your decision all you have to do is enter our little contest for your chance to win. Just use the widget below and enter in your email address or use your Facebook account. There are also additional ways to enter that…
  • M.I.A. Schedules Los Angeles Show

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    M.I.A. has plans on coming back into town and whipping her L.A. fans into a dancing frenzy next month. This time around she’ll be making her way over to the Shrine Expo Hall on Thursday, May 29th in support of her latest album Matangi. That is one of her latest singles YALA streaming below for your listening pleasure. If you’ve missed out on any of M.I.A.'s previous shows her in town, this is one that will be leaving you a sweaty mess by the end of the night. Tickets to see M.I.A. take over the Shrine Expo Hall will be going on sale starting on Friday, April 25th at 12 noon…
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  • Communicating a Consistent Artist Brand

    Julia Rogers
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    This is a re-post of an article originally published in summer 2012.   Julia Rogers   One of the most disturbing things I’ve learned through the process of working with artists to craft bios that, ideally, fully and compellingly capture the spirit of their music and the essence of them as unique individuals is that many of them – and I might even say most of them – have never truly asked a very important question:  “Who am I?” And those that have asked that question are often coming up with an answer that is dead wrong … and then building their entire brand around the…
  • Brand Endorsements, Napster and Major Labels and Pandora News April 21, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Forbes explored how limited-edition sneaker endorsements have contributed to music industry revenue during the past few decades. Also, music attorney Lee Phillips explained why labels made a huge mistake by not signing a deal with Napster. And major labels filed suit against Pandora for allegedly violating New York State common-law copyright protections.     How Do Sneaker Collaborations Affect the Music Industry? Sneaker brands have recently once again started collaborating with artists and musicians, and, according to Matt Powell of Forbes, with varying revenue results.  …
  • Sync Licensing and Music Placement

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

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

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

    My name
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    Paul McCartney Concerts Are Historical Events Throughout April, Sir Paul McCartney will be touring South America.  In Mid-May, the former Beatle is off to perform in Japan and South Korea. America will welcome Macca back to its shores beginning June 14 with a concert at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas.  The 2014 U.S. leg of his “Out There Tour” ends Aug. 7 in Salt Lake City at the Energy Solutions Arena. In total, there are 15 Paul McCartney concerts scheduled for the United States this summer.  There are a couple of sizable gaps in his itinerary so more…
  • Christine McVie Means Big McBucks For Fleetwood Mac

    My name
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Christine McVie Means Big McBucks For Fleetwood Mac She’s back. Christine McVie has rejoined Fleetwood Mac after 16 years away.  She left the band in 1998 after they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and their successful “The Dance Tour.”  Her return means the band is back to the lineup that conquered the rock and roll world in the mid-1970s. "I'm a pig in a pile of poo really.  It is a time warp; it is very, very happy.  None of the nonsense with the drink and the nasty stuff.  We're all grown up, of course." – Christine McVie…
  • Austin Mahone vs. Justin Bieber

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

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

    My name
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    Aerosmith And Slash Touring Together This Summer "You know what?  We're still f**king together, we still have the passion, and we still fight and we still make up and it's still alive.  It's still rock & roll." – Steven Tyler, April 8, 2014 On July 10, Aerosmith kicks off the North American leg of their “Let Rock Rule World Tour 2014.”  On opening night they’ll be in Wantagh, New York for a show at the Jones Beach Theatre.  Their trek of the United States and Canada ends Sept. 12 with a performance at Open Hearth Park in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
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  • Never Miss A Conversion Again With These Article Syndication Tips

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

    Madd Man
    2 Mar 2014 | 11:54 pm
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  • What are your questions about scales on the saxophone?

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:01 pm
    What questions do you have about scales? Be as specific as possible. Send your question using the form below. Thinking about creating a guide on scales. You will get updates on that and help with your question.   Related Posts:What are your questions about rhythm?Saxophone & Scales – 12 or 15 scales?“I can play by ear and go from Low To High Altissimo .Ask a Question, Think About Some QuestionsProtected: Unlocked Sax Lesson #2
  • “How and when should I breathe and use my tongue while playing (saxophone)?”

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

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

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

    19 Mar 2014 | 8:33 pm
    What questions do you have about rhythm? That includes articulation and elements of style that have to do with rhythm. Be as specific as possible. Send your question using the form below. Thinking about doing a class on rhythm. You will get updates on that and help with your question. Related Posts:What are your questions about scales on the saxophone?Protected: Subscribers Only (Subscribe for Access)Saxophone Transcription Can be a BeastSaxophone Scales – “I need someone to explain meAsk a Question, Think About Some Questions
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  • Meiko Interview & Session

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

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

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

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

    26 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    I swear there must be something in the Icelandic water because the number of talented musicians that come from there is quite high! And Ásgeir is no exception to that (somewhat made up) rule. Have a listen to the beautifully haunting and melancholy ‘Dreaming‘ below: Another stunning track is ‘Going Home’ which is backed with new song ‘Dreaming’ and will be released on 7th April. Following on from that will be another new song, ‘Here It Comes’ which will be made available as an exclusive 7” picture disc for Record Store Day on April 19th. He is a big star in Iceland…
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  • TV News: Friday The 13th To Become TV Series

    This Is Fake DIY
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Joining the likes of Hannibal Lecter and Norman Bates on to the small screen, Friday The 13th's hockey mask wearing killer, Jason Voorhees is set for his own show, Deadline have confirmed. Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment will produce the series based on the characters and setting of Friday The 13th with the original film's director, Sean S. Cunningham serving as executive producer along with Randall Emmett, George Furla, Mark Canton, Steve B. Harris, Ted Fox and Robert Barsamian. The series is set to be contemporary and will focus on the characters of Crystal Lake with…
  • Photos: Cosmo Sheldrake, Sebright Arms, London

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    24 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
  • News: Watch: Dum Dum Girls Unveil ‘Rimbaud Eyes’

    This Is Fake DIY
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    Dee Dee comes alive in animated form for the new Dum Dum Girls video, 'Rimbaud Eyes'. Beginning with at least some semblance of real life video, it eventually morphs into a 2D marathon, where old school anime-like images blur into one. It's a visual frenzy, one that backs up the band's new album 'Too True'. Tamaryn directs, with Gooby Herms on animation duties. Dum Dum Girls, 'Rimbaud Eyes':
  • TV Features: The 10 Best Memoir Movies

    This Is Fake DIY
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    Adapted from Eric Lomax’s autobiography of the same name, The Railway Man tells his story from his capture by the Japanese during World War II, his forced labour on the Thai-Burma Railway right through to his search for justice as a grown man. To celebrate the film’s release on DVD and Blu-ray on 5th May 2014 courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment, we count down the most effective memoir-based films to have hit screens. Angela’s Ashes (1999) Based on the memoirs of Irish author Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes was co-written and directed by Alan Parker (Bugsy Malone), and starred Emily…
  • News: Listen: Dutch Uncles Remix Paramore’s ‘Ain’t It Fun’

    This Is Fake DIY
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    With Record Store Day now a distant memory - okay, so, not entirely - it's now all about enjoying the fruits of your labour, and listening to the limited edition offerings. One of the most peculiar and playful releases from this year's stock came from those pop-rock giants in Paramore. The chart-topping trio did their best at flipping preconceptions on their head for this year's event, by releasing their very own 'broken record': a half-vinyl of sorts, featuring their latest hit 'Ain't It Fun'. The RSD offering also happened to sport a rather clever remix of the track, as completed by the…
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  • Slovenia is also happy (Happy by Pharrell Williams)

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    “Happy” is a song performed by American singer Pharrell Williams, from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album. It’s also the lead single from his second studio album, called G I R L.…
  • I bought a ticket…

    25 Mar 2014 | 5:58 am
    Who has a ticket for the Rolling Stones’ and John Mayer’s concert in Rome, Italy? Me!!! A concert will be at the Circus Maximus on June 22, 2014. I must admit, I never would have thought that I’d go to the Rolling Stones’ concert one day.…
  • Introducing Quinn Archer

    10 Mar 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Quinn Archer is a British born, Los Angeles based singer, songwriter. Her music was introduced to me as “a remarkable blend of gothic soul with the voice of an old-school diva and the temperament of a well-brought up angel”.…
  • Zachary Levi, the hottest nerd in Hollywood

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

    5 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    I’ve written about “man candies” a few times so far, but I haven’t written a single blog post about my “woman crushes”. And I have an ultimate woman crush on Charlize Theron, a South African and American actress, fashion model and a former ballet dancer.…
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  • Charlie Dennard, From Brazil to New Orleans (Independent)

    Tom McDermott
    1 May 2014 | 10:59 am
    Posted by Tom McDermott on Ex-New Orleanian Charlie Dennard has toured the world constantly as a keyboardist since 2002 and later on as the musical director for Cirque du Soleil. It’s not surprising that someone with this background would combine the cultures of one of the world’s great music cities (New Orleans) with the most musical country on the planet (Brazil). For this project he’s assembled a cast of stellar players, including the best-known New Orleans Brazilheads: Scott Myers, Ray Moore, Rick Trolsen and Steve Masakowski for starters. Add Doug Belote, Tommy Sciple,…
  • LosOtros, LosOtros (Independent)

    David Kunian
    1 May 2014 | 10:58 am
    Posted by David Kunian on Although there aren’t enough Latin or Brazilian bands in New Orleans given the geographical and cultural similarities between the genres of music, the ones that are here are top notch. One of the most top notch is LosOtros, whose new recording has much to recommend it. It has a great group of players who are well practiced in these grooves, and it shows. Bassist Sam Price, drummer Alex Joseph Hall, and Conga Mike are excellent at digging in on different tempos and styles, whether on the busy opening cover of “Besame Mucho” or the lighter touch of…
  • Dexter Payne Quartet + 1, Prá Você (Dexofon Records)

    Tom McDermott
    1 May 2014 | 10:57 am
    Posted by Tom McDermott on Dexter Payne is a clarinetist from Boulder, Colorado, and his Prá Você is proof that Brazilian music can flourish in the most unlikely places. There are no Brazilians on this disc, though the pianist is a florid Venezuelan. That said, everyone, gringos included, plays splendidly here. The disc is nicely divided between choros from Rio de Janeiro and forró, baiaos and xotes from the northeast, plus sambas from Rio and elsewhere. Some choros, like “Chorinho Prá Você” and the ravishing “Doce de Coco” are played straight, while “Assanhado”…
  • Van Broussard, The Final Curtain (CSP Records)

    Dan Willging
    1 May 2014 | 10:56 am
    Posted by Dan Willging on After 61 years of performing, though not necessarily all in swamp pop, Van Broussard finally called it quits last year. Since not all of the rest of the world got the memo, the septuagenarian went into the studio to record his final album, hence the title’s underlying message. Other than the reprisal of his biggest hit “Lord I Need Somebody Bad” that’s distinguished here with the steel guitar in the arrangement, the rest are songs Broussard always wanted to cut but never did. “The Whiffenpoof Song” is the biggest surprise, a sunny stroll and…
  • Stover with the Voormen, Low Night Lights (Independent)

    David Kunian
    1 May 2014 | 10:55 am
    Posted by David Kunian on There is a lot of night in Stover and the Voormen’s new release, Low Night Lights. There is the lead-off track with the insomniac who counts the hours while debating “making the morning explode…pouring gasoline on the fireworks stand.” Later, there is the weary lament of “Masquerade Hesitate” with its call of “Don’t know why?” and, after that, the title track. With all these different ideas of night, there is a certain secrecy to the record. Things aren’t working out for the subjects of the songs and no one is quite sure why.
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  • Tum hi hoo - Matin Osmani

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    Tum hi ho:Vocal Matin & Mona
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    5 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
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    18 Mar 2014 | 7:40 pm
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    1 Mar 2014 | 12:44 pm
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    1 Mar 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Join Sarina Parsa&all your favorite artists: artist: SARINA PARSA song: ROYA label: AVANG MUSIC executive producer: ARMIN HASHEMI© 2014 Avang Music Co. All Rights Reserved.
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  • Glastonbury ticket resale – what you need to know to get tickets

    Luke Glassford
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The resale process for Glastonbury 2014 tickets is underway – with coach package tickets going on sale at 7pm this evening. If you’re after coach tickets then click this link to get involved asap: If you’re not after coach tickets and want to know more about the full resale which begins this Sunday (27 […]
  • Liam Gallagher is sending Twitter into an Oasis-reunion meltdown right now!

    Luke Glassford
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    Liam Gallagher seldom Tweets, but when he does it tends to mean something. This evening he has taken that to a new level – sparking fresh hopes of an Oasis reunion. Liam started about an hour ago with this: O — Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) April 24, 2014 Followed by this: A — Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) […]
  • Watch: Coldplay debut new track ‘Oceans’ during Radio 1 Live Lounge appearance

    Luke Glassford
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Unusually for a new Coldplay album, the build-up to new LP Ghost Stories seems quite muted. Remember, this is the band that used to cause stock market fluctuations with the announcement of new albums. But these days things are much more reserved. Today the four-piece were in the Radio 1 Live Lounge and played two […]
  • Reading and Leeds Festival announce complete line-up – adding The Horrors, AlunaGeorge, Blood Red Shoes and more to the bill

    Luke Glassford
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:21 am
    Reading and Leeds Festival organisers have today added 52 new acts to the line-up for this years event. Joining the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Queens Of The Stone Age on the line-up are The Horrors, AlunaGeorge, Blood Red Shoes, Pulled Apart By Horses and nu-metal veterans Papa Roach. Here’s the completed line-up poster: Looks […]
  • Watch: Damon Albarn – ‘Heavy Seas Of Love’ video

    Luke Glassford
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Damon Albarn is all set to release his debut solo album Everyday Robots next week on XL Recordings, and has today made it available to stream in full on iTunes Radio. As well as that, the Blur and Gorillaz frontman has also released a video for the album track ‘Heavy Seas Of Love’ – which […]
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  • Tiny Ruins: Carriages

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

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

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

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

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

    Kelvin Cook
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
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    15 Mar 2014 | 8:37 am
    Howlin' Wolf - T-shirts - Mens VintageVintage Distressed Boarding House 1965 San Francisco California Logo & Photo These Super Soft Distressed T-Shirts Are Custom Made To Be Much Thinner Than Regular Tees And Some Have An Outer Stitch. They Feel Like You Purchased It At A Concert In 1980, And Never Took It Off.* Officially Licensed Mens Vintage Music T-shirt * Brand New Never Been Worn Merchandise * High Quality Manufactured Vintage Apparel T-shirt Rockabilia Tees and stuff @
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    Kelvin Cook
    15 Feb 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Stevie Ray Vaughan T-Shirt5.6 ounce t-shirt made of cotton/polyester blend with 1x1 ribbed crew neck and two-needle hemmed sleeves and bottom with design printed on the front.
  • Happy Birthday Kokomo Arnold

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Andy Fenstermaker
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Mary Onettes returned last week with their new album, Portico, now out on Swedish label Labrador Records. The band maintains their somewhat dark, 80s style of pop, like a softer, smoother New Order. It’s most obvious in the short LPs second single “Native Dream”. States front-man Philip Ekström about the inspiration behind many of the songs on Portico: …this year has also been a lot about photographs. Endless pages in photo books has been a major influence for us. The pictures have served as portals into colors and emotions. I even sleep with the books in my bed. Check out…
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  • Lil Wayne Ties Jay-Z’s “Hot 100” Top 10 Record After “Loyal” Reaches #9 On The Billboard Chart

    Danny M
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    This week, Chris Brown’s “Loyal” single featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga has moved up to the #9 spot on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart. This makes it Tunechi‘s 19th song that has appeared in the “Hot 100” top 10 list since he began his music career. Only Jay-Z has scored more top 10s than Wayne on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart with a total of 21. However, Young Money as a group have also had two singles appear in the “Hot 100” top 10 list (“Every Girl” and “Bed Rock”), so that brings…
  • Episode 9 Of Lil Wayne’s “Weezy Wednesday’s” Series [Video]

    Danny M
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:32 pm
    In this week’s “Weezy Wednesday’s” episode, we can see some behind the scenes footage from the “Senile” video shoot featuring Lil Wayne, Tyga and Nicki Minaj. Before the episode finishes, a music video for Euro‘s freestyle over Mobb Deep’s classic “Shook Ones” is also played, which was directed by DJ Scoob Doo and includes a cameo from Tune. Click here to watch episode 8 of “Weezy Wednesday’s“!
  • Lil Wayne To Party At The Velvet Room In Georgia On April 27th

    Danny M
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    The following day after he makes an in-store appearance at Macy’s in the Lenox Square shopping mall, Lil Wayne will be partying it up at Velvet Room in Chamblee, Georgia on April 27th. April 27th falls on a Sunday, so I guess it makes a difference than Weezy F Baby‘s usual appearance at LIV nightclub for “LIV on Sunday’s”. If you wish to attend Velvet Room this Sunday, click here to purchase either general admission or VIP tickets!
  • Gudda Gudda Hints At A “Demolition” Part 3 Collaboration With Lil Wayne, Confirms He Is On “Tha Carter V”

    Danny M
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Earlier this morning at around 3AM, Gudda Gudda uploaded a photo of B.G. to his Instagram page and answered some of the questions that fans asked him in the comments section. One of these questions was “any new tracks with Weezy?”, in which Double G answered “#CarterV str8 MURDA”, and another question was “get Wayne to murda some shyt like them demolition tracks”, in which he answered “demolition3 koming soon”. So does this mean Gudda and Lil Wayne have another “Demolition” collaboration on the way? And could it appear on Tha Carter…
  • Behind The Scenes Of Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Tyga’s “Loyal” [Video]

    Danny M
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    We saw the Chris Brown “Loyal” music video featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga last month, now here is some behind the scenes footage from the video shoot. In the clip, Tune, Breezy and T-Raww can be seen shooting their parts at the Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles, California with appearances from Usher, Trey Songz, and Ty Dolla $ign .
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  • Glastonbury ticket resale – what you need to know to get tickets

    Luke Glassford
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The resale process for Glastonbury 2014 tickets is underway – with coach package tickets going on sale at 7pm this evening. If you’re after coach tickets then click this link to get involved asap: If you’re not after coach tickets and want to know more about the full resale which begins this Sunday (27 […]
  • Liam Gallagher is sending Twitter into an Oasis-reunion meltdown right now!

    Luke Glassford
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    Liam Gallagher seldom Tweets, but when he does it tends to mean something. This evening he has taken that to a new level – sparking fresh hopes of an Oasis reunion. Liam started about an hour ago with this: O — Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) April 24, 2014 Followed by this: A — Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) […]
  • Watch: Coldplay debut new track ‘Oceans’ during Radio 1 Live Lounge appearance

    Luke Glassford
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Unusually for a new Coldplay album, the build-up to new LP Ghost Stories seems quite muted. Remember, this is the band that used to cause stock market fluctuations with the announcement of new albums. But these days things are much more reserved. Today the four-piece were in the Radio 1 Live Lounge and played two […]
  • Reading and Leeds Festival announce complete line-up – adding The Horrors, AlunaGeorge, Blood Red Shoes and more to the bill

    Luke Glassford
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:21 am
    Reading and Leeds Festival organisers have today added 52 new acts to the line-up for this years event. Joining the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Queens Of The Stone Age on the line-up are The Horrors, AlunaGeorge, Blood Red Shoes, Pulled Apart By Horses and nu-metal veterans Papa Roach. Here’s the completed line-up poster: Looks […]
  • Watch: Damon Albarn – ‘Heavy Seas Of Love’ video

    Luke Glassford
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Damon Albarn is all set to release his debut solo album Everyday Robots next week on XL Recordings, and has today made it available to stream in full on iTunes Radio. As well as that, the Blur and Gorillaz frontman has also released a video for the album track ‘Heavy Seas Of Love’ – which […]
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    Click & Dagger

  • Android Amaker “I’m The One”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cosmetic Surgery To Remove Eye Bags

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Our eyes are the most important body organs in our body; unfortunately eyes are the very first area that reveals the aging indicators in our body. Crow’s feet and great lines will begin to receive the early 30′s. Bags under the eyes, dark circles and puffy eyes can also appear in very early ages. Maturing modifications in the skin could trigger skin of the eyelids to droop and lose flexibility. As the skin begins to sag, normal flesh under the eyeball pushes forward versus to the lower eyelid, which produces an eye…
  • Bust Augmentation Has Very Real Effects on Self-Esteem and Sexuality

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Oftentimes, breast augmentation is dismissed as the vanity of girls, but it is a procedure that can effect one’s way of life greatly and one’s self-confidence significantly. All facets of self esteem and all of the external and internal elements that create one’s positive self-image is completely beyond the scope of this article, but it is widely accepted that look is among the most prominent factors in the pride a female has in herself. If a female feels awkward in her body because of breast size or asymmetry (visible or not to the outside world), an improvement procedure…
  • Liposuction Side Impacts

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Liposuction surgical treatment is typically a last resort. If you can drop weight naturally, then there really is no have to undergo this medical treatment. Nevertheless, in certain cases where the client is clinically incapable to lose the weight or the weight poses an instant wellness risk, lipo could be inescapable. It is a pricey treatment and unpleasant, although new techniques utilizing smaller cannulae have reduced the discomfort and side impacts generally linked with this treatment. Nevertheless, like any surgery, there are some considerable…
  • Just how much Will A Tummy Tuck Really Cost?

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    The expense of an abdominoplasty is something to consider when making your ultimate decision. The charges differ and depend on the kind of surgery done, geographical location, healthcare facility and anesthesia costs and other costs. Because a tummy tuck is practically always thought about optional surgical treatment, the procedure is generally not covered under medical insurance. The associated expenses of a tummy tuck include the expense of the procedure itself in addition to medical facility costs and anesthesia. Costs are normally paid in advance of the surgery, and will differ relying on…
  • Reasons That Individuals Have Cosmetic Surgery

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:10 pm
    When numerous people think about the most likely candidates for cosmetic surgical treatment they often assume of young glamour females trying to increase their professions or ladies who were when overweight and can’t move the last couple of folds of skin. These assumptions might appear due to what is promoted by the media. The reality is that numerous different sorts of people are having surgery for lots of different reasons. In this article I am going to check out a few of the even more and less visible reasons individuals have plastic…
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  • Bombs Over Nowhere

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ryan Minic
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    It’s been announced — the lineup for this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour. It’s the 8th year of the trek and will run from July 17th through August 10th. So far the only dates to be announced are July 19th in Los Angeles at the House of Blues and August 8th in New York City at Irving Plaza. Here’s who is on the bill: Morbid Angel Dying Fetus The Faceless Thy Art Is Murder Goatwhore Origin Decrepit Birth Within The Ruins Fallujah
  • Silver Snakes Get Wild with the Grey Wolf in their New Video

    Ryan Minic
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    We got bit by Silver Snakes a while back and its venom permanently blurred our vision. But who needs eyes when you can listen to Year Of The Snake, the new album from this SoCal quartet? The group that features members of Horse The Band with frontman Alex Estrada (who’s recorded a bunch of bands you know like Touche Amore and Nails), wrapped up a massive US tour last month with Scale the Summit and The Ocean. Fun story — apparently Estrada came face to face with a wolf once at the Wolf Mountain sanctuary in Lucerne Valley, CA and it inspired their song “Grey Wolf…
  • Rescuer to Tour with Direct Effect

    Ryan Minic
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Thumbs up for this one! Rescuer will be going out on tour in May with Direct Effect. They’ll be supporting their forthcoming album Anxiety Answering, which is due on June 3rd via No Sleep Records. Here’s how it runs: May 16 Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem May 17 Orlando, FL @ The Space May 20 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City May 21 Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House May 22 Brooklyn, NY @ Suburbia May 23 Cleveland, OH @ Mosh Eisley May 24 Howell, MI @ Bled Fest May 25 Toronto, ON @ TBA May 26 Bethlehem, PA @ The Cove May 27 Washington, DC @ Casa Fiesta May 28 Charlotte, NC @ Area 15 May 29…
  • Visitors: You Can Play Their New Song for Ages and Ages

    Ryan Minic
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Have you heard of the Salt Lake City band Visitors? They’re cut from the same cloth as HRVRD and Balance and Composure, and they’ll be putting out a new EP titled Blueshift next month. Here’s a new video for their song “Ages.” Blueshift EP comes out on May 20th. You can pre-order that here.
  • Hear Born of Osiris & Upon A Burning Body Cover Florence + The Machine

    Ryan Minic
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:57 pm
    It’s interesting that Sumerian Records will be releasing a Florence and the Machine tribute album next month, where a good majority of their roster will be covering tracks of the band’s 2011 album Ceremonials. So far the rendition Stick To Your Guns did is our favorite. Here are a couple more for you to listen to. Here’s Born of Osiris doing “Seven Devils” and Upon A Burning Body covering “Lover to Lover.”  Sumerian Ceremonials: Florence + The Sphinx comes out May 13th.
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    Meets Obsession Magazine » Music

  • The Dollyrots: Kelly Ogden Dishes On their Latest Album, Being Pregnant And How To Survive As A Band (MO Exclusive)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s – Sling Shot To Heaven

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

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

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

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

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

  • Teacher of songs or song polisher – which kind of choir leader are you?

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    A while back I went to a singing workshop led by an internationally acclaimed workshop leader. I was very disappointed at the lack of teaching skills on display. But in the end the sound we made was by Allan HarrisI realised that some singing leaders are great teachers of songs and some are great polishers of songs, but not everyone has both skills.I pride myself on my ability to teach songs to people with a wide range of singing backgrounds. Over the years I have honed my teaching by ear skills and get consistently great feedback on my work.Once a song is up and running I love…
  • Can open-access choirs cater for every kind of singer?

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

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

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

    24 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Learning and polishing a song can be a long process. Some people find it a chore and can’t wait to get to the end result: a public performance.But others enjoy the ride, going deeper into the song, finding the nuances, becoming immersed in the whole process and not having any particular end in sight. However, process and product don’t have to be different things.something to work towardsI had a singer in my choir who was thinking of leaving after a few terms until I announced that we would be having a concert. They decided to stay because now they “had something to work towards.”But…
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    Little by Listen

  • 10 Best Songs for Earth Day

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    Well, Earth Day was last Tuesday. Unfortunately none of us here at LxL made it out to plant any trees. We did however make this list. So that counts for something right? Raising awareness, or something along those lines? Anyways, this was a surprisingly strong list. A lot of artists out there care about this planet, and that makes us happy. So do these songs: 10. Gorillaz – “O Green World” Interestingly enough, many songs of the Gorillaz could have
  • Eels Review: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    Eels The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett Mark Oliver Everett, also known as E, has led off his ten previous studio albums in a multitude of ways.  He opened off Electro-Shock Blues with the gut punch ode to his sister Elizabeth, who committed suicide.  On Beautiful Freak, E opens with probably his most commercial success, “Novocaine for the Soul”.  And on Shootenanny! he opens with an aggressive bluesy number.  Why is any of this relevant to Cautionary Tales you ask? 
  • The National Show Review

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    The National Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL April 18, 2014 Last Friday, The National performed their fourth and final show of a four-night stand at the Chicago Theatre. What was intended to be a two night stop in Chicago quickly turned into four consecutive nights, after each show continually sold out at such a rapid rate and they added more dates. Lucky was I, to have fellow LxL’er Wes to snag me such a prized possession. Regretfully, he could not actually
  • 2014 Musicians on TV Power Rankings

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Not only are movie and stage actors flocking to TV for more stable and quality roles, musicians have begun to get in on this golden age of television. Musicians are putting down their instruments and picking up their acting chops, getting major and minor roles on sitcoms and procedurals. We have always had late night television performances, but those have even been ratcheted up with the help of the Roots and more artists eager to collaborate on live television.  So
  • The 10 Best Uses of Pop Songs in Commercials

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

  • Premier: Max García Conover – Evelyn O.

    Tim Dickinson
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
    Max García Conover has taken a somewhat different approach to getting funding to release his album. He is not only crowdfunding the record, but also creating a video for each of the tracks on the album shortlist, and picking the tracks based on the response to their release. The Portland artist was kind enough to give us the premier of one of these tracks, Evelyn O, a slow understated tracks of stripped-back guitar and beautifully mumbled tones. Premier: Max García Conover – Evelyn O. was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Eurydice

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

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

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

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

  • FREE TICKETS: The Bad Plus at Jazz Standard

    Melanie Wong
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:38 pm
    "Avant-garde populist" trio The Bad Plus take over Jazz Standard this weekend and FoM is giving away a pair of free tickets to your choice of Sunday night show! (Sets at 7:30 or 9:30 p.m. *Be sure to include show preference in your entry!)  For your chance to win: 1. Email    -OR- 2. Tweet #FreeTickets @Thebadplus @feastofmusic  (and don't forget to follow us!)   -OR- 3. Head to our Facebook page and COMMENT on our giveaway post! Note: "Likes" on their own will not be considered valid entries.
  • FREE TICKETS: David Lang's Collected Stories Series at Carnegie Hall

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

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

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

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

  • Justin Jay Beatz

    Kenal Louis
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Justin Jay Beats is an up and coming hip hop producer from Lakewood, California. He had spent five years in the Philippines to focus on his production away from the distractions from back home. Justin Jay is now one of the most top-selling producers online and has sold over 1000... The post Justin Jay Beatz appeared first on KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography.
  • Kickstarter Campaign For Graphic Novel Midwinter

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

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

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

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

  • Canadian Arts/Media Job Posts For April 24, 2014

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Primoris Group in Toronto is looking for a Communications Assistant. Blackburn Radio in London, ON has an opening for a Promotions Assistant / Summer Cruiser. Entertainment One in Toronto is looking for a Corporate New Media Specialist. Blackburn Radio (Sarnia) is seeking candidates to fill a Reporter/Newscaster position. Goose Lane
  • Facebook Now Powers More Than Half Of All Social Logins

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:59 pm
    From TechCrunch: Social logins are a convenient way to sign in to services without having to go through lengthy sign-up procedures and setting up yet another password. According to thelatest data from social login service Gigya, Facebook remains the absolute market leader here and now powers more than 51 percent of all
  • Tom Petty On Songwriting

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    From The Hollywood Reporter: Tom Petty, the writer behind such hits as “American Girl,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “I Need to Know” will accept the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ Founders Award on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Previous honorees include Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and
  • Canadian Celebrities Lend Their Voices For National Music Monday Sing-Along

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    On Monday, May 5th Music Monday celebrates its 10th anniversary with a live webcast linking simultaneous cross Canada events in St. John’s NL; Halifax Regional Municipality NS; Charlottetown, PEI; Toronto, ON; Winnipeg, MB; Edmonton, AB; Whitehorse, YT; Ottawa, ON; and Montreal, QC and Vancouver, BC. The event will conclude with
  • Help Bring International Jazz Day To Toronto

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Toronto is considered one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world with a rich, deep-rooted history in Jazz. The 1953 Jazz at Massey Hall performance and the 2001 anniversary of Miles and Coltrane with UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock are considered legendary!  Not to mention Canada’s contribution to
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  • Twitter Thursday: I Look Homeless And Rugged But I Smell Good

    Sidney Stephens
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am It’s time for another Twitter Thursday. Here’s some the latest tweets from some of the hottest celebrities out right now. 1. Puma (@puma213) – Life’s a Party! S/o 2 whateva club I was in shit was LIT & s/o 2 the random strangers that picked us up and drove us to another party then our hotel — #Jankin (@Puma213) April 19, 2014 2. Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) – So True! 4/20 seems like a bad day to hide eggs — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 19, 2014 3. Sassy (@SASSYGotAChoppa) – Keep it classy, Sassy!

    Ron Grant
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    SoSoActive.comMusic festival season keeps rolling along with a vengeance. So far we’ve been subjected to some major moves by lots of big named artists at SXSW and Coachella. But don’t worry: there’s much, much more on the way. Here is a list of some big time music festivals that will be getting underway shortly and will feature some pretty prominent names from the Hip Hop world. THE BET EXPERIENCE – June 27-29, Los Angeles, CA A recently reunited OutKast will be headlining the L.A. music and cultural festival with scheduled appearances also from Ty Dolla $ign, A$AP Rocky, The Roots,…
  • American Idol Goes Rock and Country

    Ashley Sims
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:05 pm
    SoSoActive.comThis week on American Idol is Rock and Country week. Each contestant in the top 6 have to perform a rock song first and then a country song. This is the first time contestants have to sing two solo songs during live shows. American Idol photo Jena Irene “Barracuda” by Heart- Jena started the night with another killer performance Keith loved the performance thinks she can get more lose and open up more. Both Jennifer and Harry agreed with Keith. Jennifer told her she told win the competition. “So Small” by Carrie Underwood- Jena sounded great. Keith said Jena is…
  • New Video: Matt G – That Sound (Feat. Stewart Mann)

    Kelland Drumgoole
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm Can you hear that sound? The definitive guide to urban pop culture.

    Kelland Drumgoole
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am  Behaviour and shape of TV audiences on social networks analysed - 23 April, 2014, London, New York: Results of a Social TV study, the first to map the social activity of TV audiences across Tumblr alongside other social networks, are released today by social data intelligence platform Pulsar in partnership with Tumblr. A number of studies have tried to quantify exactly how television viewers engage in social activities around their favourite shows, but these studies only focus on the few hour window around a show’s broadcast, providing only a narrow perspective which…
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  • Listen! Ben Frost – Venter

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    This is manic brilliance. Take a listen to this impressive piece from Australian (based in Iceland) composer Ben Frost. I can’t really tee this up and do it justice, so I’ll just say: throw on your headphones, turn it up to loud, and get ready for quite a trip. Fantastic, Ben Frost. Fantastic.
  • Morning Music Notes – Your Royal DJ

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am
    Coldplay have a new album (May 19). Coldplay will be on Saturday Night Live (May 3). Coldplay will air a Ghost Stories one-hour special on NBC (May 18). Coldplay will be on your fuckin’ cereal boxes soon enough (hopefully never). Coldplay, who will be EVERYWHERE the next few months, were recently at BBC Radio 1 […]
  • Listen! Arêtes – Climbing Up And Chucking Rocks

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    We previous featured Arêtes and their track I’m So Sober on PHM way back in 2012. Two years later, I’m still unemployed and living in a cardboard box, but at least Arêtes have been productive. Arêtes have a new track called Climbing Up And Chucking Rocks, which is what I often do from my cardboard […]
  • Morning Music Notes – An Odd Wedding Request

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    The frontman with many bands is returning with another new solo video. That man is Damon Albarn and that video is Heavy Seas of Love. We are nearing the April 29 release date of Everyday Robots, Albarn’s first solo release. Check out the lush, Brian Eno-featuring track with the video below. Damon Albarn – Heavy […]
  • Listen! Floating Points – King Bromeliad

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    London’s Floating Points is all all over this funky shuffle track. It’s electronic, but still has a live feeling (and no, that’s not just because there is crowd noise at the beginning). This one feels more like it’s being played than was produced. And that is an awesome compliment.
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    Death and Taxes » Music

  • North Korea’s girl-pop band is making a comeback

    Alex Moore
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:54 pm
    North Korea’s Dear Leader Kim Jong Un was in attendance for a comeback show of North Korea’s girl-pop propaganda outfit the Moranbong Band.The band is said to have been assembled by Kim himself, who is apparently the Lou Pearlman of North Korea, and is a critics’ darling on state-run prime-time TV. The band has also been known to perform in front of giant projections of Kim.After a six-month hiatus starting in October the band has returned to sold-out shows and played recently at a concert for him himself. They played such crowd favorites as “O My Motherland Full of…
  • Speeding up Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’ makes him sound just like Dolly Parton

    Robyn Pennacchia
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:19 pm
    This is so weird. It’s uncanny. It’s somehow been on the internet like 2010 and yet this is the first we’re hearing of it. Enjoy!h/t AV Club
  • Men are now paying pick-up artists to run dating profiles

    Maggie Serota
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    So, let’s say you’re a guy who for whatever reason, doesn’t have the time or the luck to meet women from online dating sites and apps like and Tinder. Well, now you can hire a service to fill out your profile, contact potential matches and start interacting with them on your behalf, all Cyrano de Bergerac-style.The service is called Personal Dating Assistants and the commercial on the site explains it all.Why Personal Dating Assistants? from Matthew Valentines on Vimeo.The site copy is definitely worth perusing. With all the mentions of “swagger” and…
  • Portishead’s Beth Gibbons covers Black Sabbath, kicks major ass

    Alex Moore
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Beth Gibbons of Portishead teamed up with metal band Gonga for a cover of “Black Sabbath” by Black Sabbath. Except her version is called “Black Sabbeth.” And it totally kicks ass. The swooping guitars and menacing goth-rock recall the covers Cave In used to do of Led Zeppelin.The tune adds to what seems to be a comeback year for metal and distorted guitars in general. If you missed Courtney Love’s unexpectedly aggressive comeback single “You Know My Name” listen here, and check out “Black Sabbeth” below.H/t: Pitchfork
  • Slayer make surprise return with new song ‘Implode’

    Joel Freimark
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Headbangers and metalheads rejoice! The mighty Slayer have returned to fill that massive void of new thrash that has been eating away at you for nearly five years with a crushing new song, aptly titled “Implode.” The band debuted the new track as a surprise during their live performance at the Golden God Awards last night in Los Angeles, and then immediately made a studio version available for free via their website.Recorded only a few weeks ago, the song shows that even after more than three decades, the band hasn’t lost their touch, and they remain one of the true torch-bearers of how…
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    Unshredded Magazine

  • Travel: Iceland

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

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

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

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

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

  • 30 Years Ago

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

    4 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Grubniks. Eats. Vittles. Munchies. Sustenance. Mowwage. Culinary Endeavors. Yumsworths. Palate Pleaser. Chow. Comestibles. Feeds. Edibles. Plateds. Mess. Fare. Refreshments. Aliment. Larder. Victuals. Intake. Traptures. Krobs. bwyd 
  • Early Spring Snaps

    3 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
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    27 Mar 2014 | 8:55 pm
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    Highlanda Sound System High Quality Music

  • Pan In The Park – Saturday May 10th at Piedmont Park, 4pm – 9pm

    Kahlil Wonda
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Filed under: events, Soca Tagged: Atlanta Carnival 2014, Calypso, Caribbean, Carnival, drums, family friendly, free events, Piedmont Park, steel pan
  • The April Edition of Strictly The Best featuring Miami’s Karim Hype from Supa Sound

    Kahlil Wonda
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Access Granted Strictly The Best Edition, this Friday, April 25th at Club Pisces Filed under: events, Hip Hop, reggae Tagged: Atlanta reggae events, dancehall, Friday, Karim Hype, Miami, nightlife, parties, Stone Mountain, Supa Sound
  • Sunday Carnival Feva Soca Reggae Explosion – May 25th

    Kahlil Wonda
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Sunday Carnival Feva Soca Reggae Explosion – May 25th Related articles Bunji Garlin puts the soca into socially conscious Carnival 2014…Soca Music Time! TeFF TRODS THE “CARNIVAL ROAD” [MIXTAPE]: Deejay Neptune Presents 2014 Hot Soca Mixtape Photos: “Soca vs Reggae” At Tiger Bay Review: Soca beyond Carnival – Dissecting Bunji Garlin’s “Differentology” Soca: A History Filed under: events, Food, reggae, Soca Tagged: Anguilla, Black Ice Dane, Caribbean, Carnival, Choice One, Fantasy Vybez, Mix Master Junior, Razor Entertainment
  • Hot Topic Reunion Saturday May 3rd at D1 Event Center

    Kahlil Wonda
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Hot Topic Reunion Saturday May 3rd at D1 Event CenterFiled under: events, reggae Tagged: d1 events center, dancehall, Dovey Magnum, hot topic, One Drop, ravor entertainment, war file
  • Jamboree Mas *GLOW FETE* This Saturday at the Enclave Venue downtown Atlanta #Caribbean #Carnival

    Kahlil Wonda
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Join all the soca and reggae music junkies, carnival band members, the sexy Divine Models and party rockers this Saturday April 19th 2014 for the GLOW FETE!!! The doors at ENCLAVE VENUE, 708 Spring St. Atlanta Ga 30308, open at 10pm.  Musical energy will be supplied by DJ Choice One MD, the Krunkmaster DJ Slik, and DJ Doc.  Also, top rated Highlanda Sound has just been added to the line up!  Admission is only $10. Related articles Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival 2014 Comprehensive Guide to Planning for Carnival Trinidad 2015 Trinidad Carnival Conquest & Surrender to…
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    Music Production Guide 101

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Y Y Z – Video + Audio

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

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

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

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

  • The Rebel Light

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

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

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

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

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    “Let It Rain” by Tilly & The Wall:
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  • Dutch pair into play-offs

    Paul Gulley
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:39 pm
    van Gerwen qualifies for the play-offs Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld secured places in the Premier League play-offs with wins in Manchester. League leader Van Gerwen beat Dave Chisnall 7-4 for his ninth win of the season, taking his points tally to 20 and meaning he is guaranteed a top-four finish and with it a place at the O2 Arena on May 22 with three weeks of the regular-season remaining. Van Gerwen was not at his best, trailing Chisnall 4-3 before reeling off four legs in a row to turn things round. Results Wright 7-5 ThorntonAnderson 6-6 TaylorVan Barneveld 7-3 LewisVan…
  • Kane hoping to emulate Teddy

    Paul Gulley
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Harry Kane: Hoping to follow in the footsteps of Teddy Sheringham Harry Kane hopes he can follow in the footsteps of boyhood hero Teddy Sheringham and cement his place as a regular starter up front for Tottenham Hotspur. After spells on loan at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City, Kane turned down another temporary move last summer in order to fight for his place at Tottenham. His decision to stay has paid off after Kane became the first Spurs player since Gareth Bale to score in three successive matches with his strike in a 3-1 derby win over Fulham. And Kane hopes he…
  • James Earl Jones returning to Broadway this fall Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm
    NEW YORK (Entertainment Magazine) — James Earl Jones is coming back to Broadway in a play that’s almost as old as he is. The 87-year-old two-time Tony Award-winner will star in a fall revival of the zany “You Can’t Take It With You,” the 1936 comedy about an engagement that forces a wealthy uptight family to meet an off-kilter one. It was written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Previews will begin in August, with official opening set for Sept. 28. Additional casting and the theater will be announced later. Scott Ellis will direct. Jones, who won Tonys in 1969 for…
  • Multi-Service Business Gateway (MSBG) – Global Strategic Business Report Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Research and Markets Logo. DUBLIN, April 24, 2014 / – Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Multi-Service Business Gateway (MSBG) – Global Strategic Business Report” report to their offering.      (Logo:
  • PETROL Wins 6 Awards, Sweeps Key Art Category at GMS 2014 Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    BURBANK, Calif., April 24, 2014 / — PETROL was honored with 6 total awards at the Games Marketing Summit 2014—including a full sweep of the Key Art category, winning the Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards. PETROL’s sweep of the Key Art category includes a Gold Award recognizing its work with PopCap Games for Plants vs. Zombies Gardern Warfare, a Silver Award recognizing its work with Activision for Destiny, and a Bronze Award recognizing its work with 2K Games for Bioshock Infinite. “Winning 6 awards, and being honored with 10 nominations, is a very symbolic…
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  • Live Photos - Twenty One Pilots, NONONO, Hunter Hunted @ The Opera House | April 21 2014

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Photographer: Sydney McArthur
  • NEW MUSIC: Coldplay Perform New Songs including "Oceans" in BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge 

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Today Coldplay performed a bunch of new songs off their forthcoming record Ghost Stories (Release date: May 19th) at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, including this new track called "Oceans". Check it out along with their performance for the single "Magic" below. Next month, TV networks around the world will screen Coldplay : Ghost Stories, a ground-breaking prime-time special based on the band's forthcoming album. You can watch the trailer below. Filmed by Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale (Adele, Rolling Stones), Coldplay: Ghost Stories was recorded in a custom-built…
  • Theory Of A Deadman Return With Long Awaited 5th Album 'SaVages" on July 8th

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

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

    1 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    iSH releases his major label debut EP titled UP & UP and the music video for his new single Light Up feat Daniel Richter from Eleven Past One. Purchase from iTunes below and check out the video! Have new music you'd like to share with us? Go here
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    Eat Yo BeatsEat Yo Beats

  • Portishead’s Beth Gibbons recorded a Black Sabbath cover with metal band Gonga (listen)

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan by Doug Moore Portishead at Hammerstein Ballroom, 2011 (more by Dana [Distortion] Yavin) Both Portishead and their vocalist Beth Gibbons tend to work slowly; the former theoretically have an album in the works, though it could take "ten fucking years" to be completed. (We're down to seven, now; the band have reportedly cleared their schedules.) Gibbons, likewise, announced plans last year to release a solo album via Domino Records, but details are still in the offing 10 months after the initial announcement. In the meantime, Gibbons teamed up…
  • Titus Andronicus and The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die playing NYU’s Strawberry Fest

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan Titus Andronicus at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by David Andrako) NYU's annual Strawberry Festival is back for its 29th year with a typically great lineup of NJ punks Titus Andronicus and Connecticut emo collective The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die. Also on the bill is Rozwell Kid and For Everest. This year's fest happens on May 9 on LaGuardia Place between W 3rd St. and Washington Square South from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. "Many aspects of the event are restricted to those with an NYU ID, but the concert is all ages, open…
  • Paul Weller disgusted with Record Store Day; UK shop busted for selling on eBay

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan Paul Weller was among the artists who released RSD14 exclusives, his being a 7" of new single "Brand New Toy," which will be included on his new best-of compilation, More Modern Classics. There were 750 copies released worldwide and Weller was dismayed to see so many turn up immediately on Ebay. (His were not the only ones.) He won't be participating in Record Store Day again. From his website: This is a message to all the fans who couldn't get the new vinyl single on Record Store Day and/or paid a lot of money for a copy on eBay. I agree with…
  • Eric Paslay Covers Sheryl Crow’s ‘I Shall Believe’ All News
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Click here to read the full story: All NewsEric Paslay knows a thing or two about songwriting In addition to his self-titled debut album released in February and which boasts every single song written or co-written by himself the country musician has written for fellow luminaries including Jake Owen the Eli Young Band Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum Paslay...
  • Anthony Bourdain Calls EDM Fans ‘Lords and Princelings of Douchedom’ All News
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Click here to read the full story: All NewsChef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain does not like electronic dance music He dislikes it so much in fact that he dedicated three whole minutes of his CNN show Parts Unknown to the subject "It's a DJ's world and where once they used to say 'Cocaine is God's way of...
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    Eat Yo BeatsEat Yo Beats

  • Portishead’s Beth Gibbons recorded a Black Sabbath cover with metal band Gonga (listen)

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan by Doug Moore Portishead at Hammerstein Ballroom, 2011 (more by Dana [Distortion] Yavin) Both Portishead and their vocalist Beth Gibbons tend to work slowly; the former theoretically have an album in the works, though it could take "ten fucking years" to be completed. (We're down to seven, now; the band have reportedly cleared their schedules.) Gibbons, likewise, announced plans last year to release a solo album via Domino Records, but details are still in the offing 10 months after the initial announcement. In the meantime, Gibbons teamed up…
  • Titus Andronicus and The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die playing NYU’s Strawberry Fest

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan Titus Andronicus at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by David Andrako) NYU's annual Strawberry Festival is back for its 29th year with a typically great lineup of NJ punks Titus Andronicus and Connecticut emo collective The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die. Also on the bill is Rozwell Kid and For Everest. This year's fest happens on May 9 on LaGuardia Place between W 3rd St. and Washington Square South from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. "Many aspects of the event are restricted to those with an NYU ID, but the concert is all ages, open…
  • Paul Weller disgusted with Record Store Day; UK shop busted for selling on eBay

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan Paul Weller was among the artists who released RSD14 exclusives, his being a 7" of new single "Brand New Toy," which will be included on his new best-of compilation, More Modern Classics. There were 750 copies released worldwide and Weller was dismayed to see so many turn up immediately on Ebay. (His were not the only ones.) He won't be participating in Record Store Day again. From his website: This is a message to all the fans who couldn't get the new vinyl single on Record Store Day and/or paid a lot of money for a copy on eBay. I agree with…
  • Eric Paslay Covers Sheryl Crow’s ‘I Shall Believe’ All News
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Click here to read the full story: All NewsEric Paslay knows a thing or two about songwriting In addition to his self-titled debut album released in February and which boasts every single song written or co-written by himself the country musician has written for fellow luminaries including Jake Owen the Eli Young Band Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum Paslay...
  • Anthony Bourdain Calls EDM Fans ‘Lords and Princelings of Douchedom’ All News
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Click here to read the full story: All NewsChef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain does not like electronic dance music He dislikes it so much in fact that he dedicated three whole minutes of his CNN show Parts Unknown to the subject "It's a DJ's world and where once they used to say 'Cocaine is God's way of...
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    Maestro Musicians

  • Announcing Music Lessons in West Newton!

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

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

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

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

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

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    Specials - A Message To You RudyToday's song of the day is from the Specials - A Message To You Rudy.  One of a number of great ska songs from this 2 Tone ska revival group, this one was originally written by Dandy Livingstone in 1967 and sported a slightly different title (Rudy, A Message To You).  Great trombone solo and rocksteady beat, this video features the band as it presented to the public when it was first formed - repelete with 60's mod style 'rude boy' outfits - including porkpie hats. 
  • Song of the Day

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

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

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

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

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    “Limelite Recording Artiste YEKA presents you with visuals to “Me and You” hit single which dropped exactly 5 months ago, has reviews and propelled the star to new heights”. One of the hottest songs released in the last quarter of 2013, “Me and You” by Limelite Records act and Nigerian Idol 2011 winner, Yeka now has a video. This is definitely a fun video to watch. FOLLOW ON TWITTER: @yekaonka.” Directed by Saint. The post VIDEO: Yeka – Me and You appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • Astone Baby – Alhaji

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    The NMA (Northern Music Awards) winner Best indigenous Artist of the year Astone Baby Debuts his brand new single Title ALHAJI following the huge success of the online release of his first single (TUWO) that led to massive air play across the country with cameos from the likes of Kinglexy, Anny Love, M.I and more. The fast rising Hausa Rap Artist takes it up-tempo with this club banger set to pump you up real high. Download and Enjoy the party Rock Hausa Dance Single. AUDIO DOWNLOAD The post Astone Baby – Alhaji appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • Teaser VIDEO: Davido & Mafikizolo – Tchelete

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    The huge collaboration by South African super-group, Mafikizolo, and Nigerian sensation Davido – drops next week! The song, titled “Tchelete”, is produced by Shizzi & Oskido, and it also has a video which will be released at the same time. The post Teaser VIDEO: Davido & Mafikizolo – Tchelete appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • Martrys_D – Lobatan Ft. Zayo (Prod. Bmyneo)

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:10 am
    Martrys_D debuts here on 9janimi Channel with “LOBATAN” Featuring Koga Entertainment newly signed act Zayo, Song was Produced by Bmyneo. Download/Enjoy! AUDIO DOWNLOAD The post Martrys_D – Lobatan Ft. Zayo (Prod. Bmyneo) appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • Documentary VIDEO: FALZ – “Back To The Alma Mater”

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Falz The Bahd Guy who has been on the rise in the past year is gearing up for the release for his debut album “Wazup Guy”. Ahead of the awaited LP, the High Class rapper returned to his alma mater where it all started for him and the first stage he ever performed on. All recorded in this revealing documentary tagged “Back To The Alma Mater”. Watch, share and enjoy! The post Documentary VIDEO: FALZ – “Back To The Alma Mater” appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
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    GOT A UKULELE - Uke blog for the beginner

  • Octopus Soprano Ukulele - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    Ukulele review time again! I have had a few people say to me recently that I am hard on ukes at the cheap end of the scale. That really isn't the case, and anyone who reads this blog knows I regularly recommend cheap ukes like the Makala Dolphin. Then the Octopus Soprano came my way - do we have a Dolphin killer?The Octopus retails at under £20, and puts it slap bang in the minefield territory of ukes - where your chances of getting total junk are high. But it was explained to me that this is a re-issue of an earlier Octopus, and that the brand went back to make several improvements to the…
  • But That's Not On The Songsheet! Get Out Of Your Ukulele Rut

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

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

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

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

  • Man shot and killed in South Natomas neighborhood

    Randy Miramontez
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    SACRAMENTO, CA – A 39-year-old man was shot and killed Wednesday just before noon in a south Natomas neighborhood. According to police, at approximately 11:39 a.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Pebblewood Drive regarding a report of a shooting. When officers arrived they discovered a 39-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The Sacramento Fire Department rushed the victim to a local hospital, where he later died. The motive the deadly shooting remains under investigation. The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to…
  • 850 pounds of pot hidden in walls of El Dorado home

    Randy Miramontez
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
      Courtesy Cirtus Heights PD CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA – Two people were arrested after investigators discovered over 800 pounds of marijuana stashed inside the walls of an El Dorado Hills home. According to Citrus Heights Police, 31-year-old Jeremy Zahn, of Citrus Heights, and 23-year-old Lindsey Loya, of Laverne, were taken into custody on April 9, after officers pulled Zahn over while driving in the 8300 block of Oak Avenue as of an ongoing investigation. When officers searched Zahn’s vehicle, they discovered boxes filled with approximately 48 pounds of processed marijuana in…
  • Treasurer of Rocklin school arrested for embezzlement

    Randy Miramontez
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:36 pm
      Fredrick LackerCourtesy Rocklin PD ROCKLIN, CA – Today, a former Rocklin Academy Parent School Partnership Association (PSP) Treasurer has been arrested for embezzlement. According to the Rocklin Police Department, Fredrick Lacker was arrested earlier today for burglary and embezzlement. On April 1 Rocklin Police received a report accusing lacker of embezzling funds that had been entrusted to him for the daily operations of the non-profit organization. After several weeks of investigation, investigators determined that Lacker had embezzled over $37,000 from the Rocklin Academy…
  • Man in custody for beating woman to death

    Randy Miramontez
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
      Drake MatthewCourtesy Sacramento PD SACRAMENTO, CA – The man responsible for the beating death of a woman at a group home in Sacramento was arrested today. According to Sacramento Police, a woman was beaten to death in a group home, located in the 2100 block of Matson Drive, Tuesday night at approximately 8:19 p.m. Today detectives arrested 28-year-old Matthew Drake on murder charges. Drake was taken into custody while riding his bicycle in the 7300 block of Winnett Way. On Tuesday, responding officers discovered that a female resident at an adult group home had been fatally…
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s top 10 music festival moments

    Randy Miramontez
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:21 am
    CLEVELAND, OH – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled the Top 10 music festival performances of all-time, as voted by fans across the globe. Fans from around the world were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite moments from a list of 20 festival moments. The fan-curated Top 10 rock festival moments will be presented in a video montage at the entrance of the museum’s featured exhibit Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience, which will open on Friday, April 25, 2014.   The Top 10 music festival performances of all-time are: 1 – Jimi Hendrix…
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    DJ Intheorious' Mixes

  • Spasibo 9 - Hiphop Summer Mix

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

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

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

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

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

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    Pixies have made available their new LP - the band’s first in 23 years - for online Streaming. ‘Indie Cindy’ – as well ‘Everyday Robots’ from Damon Albarn – will be released on next April 29 , and you can stream the full abum here below. The successor of ‘Trompe le Monde‘, 1991, includes 12 [&hellip(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
  • Stream Damon Albarn ‘Everyday Robots’

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:06 am
    ‘Everyday Robots’ will finally be released next week (4/29) via Warner Brothers / XL. Damon Albarn debut solo album include songs such as ‘Lonely Press Play’, ‘Hollow Ponds’ and ‘Heavy Seas Of Love’, and can be streaming in full now on iTunes Radio. Damon Albarn and his new band – The Heavy Seas – have played [&hellip(Visited 6 times, 2 visits today)
  • Best Led Zeppelin Songs (From First Three Albums)

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Top 10 Led Zeppelin Songs At a time when is missing few weeks for the so  anticipated deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin first three albums, we decided to make our Top 10 Led Zeppelin Songs from those same albums: ‘Led Zeppelin I’, ‘Led Zeppelin II’ and ‘Led Zeppelin III’. 10 – ‘That’s The Way‘ – [&hellip(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    The ceremony of the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, may have been marked by the historical performance of Nirvana with Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, Lord and St. Vincent. Nirvana were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and were joined [&hellip(Visited 30 times, 2 visits today)
  • Metallica Tour Dates 2014 – Upcoming Concert List

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    Metallica returned to the stage for their first concert of 2014 in Bogota, Colombia, and offered fans a preview of their first new song, ‘The Lords of Summer’.   Metallica debuted a brand-new song, ‘The Lords of Summer,’ ( their first since 2008′s ‘Death Magnetic’ ) during the first concert of their ‘Metallica by Request’ [&hellip(Visited 91 times, 1 visits today)
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    Home of Hip Hop Videos & Rap Music, News, Video, Mixtapes & more

  • Russ – Lucy (Video)

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Russ continues to kill brain cells in his brand new visual for “Lucy”. Watch the fresh visual taken from his Brain Dead project after the break!
  • Skyzoo & Torae – Blue Yankee Fitted

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Skyzoo & Torae pay homage to NYC’s notable “Blue Yankee Fitted”. Stream the Illmind produced track after the jump!
  • DJ Kay Slay – Real Hip Hop Ft. Papoose, Vado & Ransom (Video)

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:03 pm
    DJ Kay Slay enlists Papoose, Vado & Ransom for some “Real Hip Hop” in the official video for the collectives single off Kay’s upcoming Last Hip Hop Disciple project!
  • Elle Varner – Fuck It All

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Elle Varner says “Fuck It All” on the final installment of her LOSS teaser campaign. Stream the fresh record after the hump!
  • Freddie Gibbs – G Like That

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Freddie Gibbs and The World’s Freshest join forces on the Mr. Tower produced “G Like Dat”. Stream the new single and purchase The Tonite Show EP in it’s entirety on May 13th! PURCHASE on iTunes! :
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    The Record Stache

  • PLOY – Friend of a Friend

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD I always get excited to see a new song from PLOY in my inbox. The duo creates some good music. Simple as that. PLOY’s new track Friend of a Friend is a bit of a change of pace for the band. PLOY’s sound usually ranges somewhere from laid back, layered electronics to soaring synths with emotional vocals. With Friend of a Friend the guys embrace the warming temperatures and add in a refreshing summer atmosphere. I like this new direction that PLOY is taking. Enjoy the free download. The post PLOY – Friend of a Friend appeared first on The…
  • ZHU – The Nightday EP

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    Zhu has finally released his highly anticipated album titled THE NIGHTDAY. The 6 track EP features a variety of tracks from summer anthems to perfect tracks to kick-back too. THE NIGHTDAY was released Saturday in Australia and has already reached #1 overall on iTunes there. Now that the EP has been officially released here in the States, we can all enjoy. We’ve been keeping a close eye on Zhu’s music ever since he mysteriously dropped his mega popular Outkast rework. Since then, we’ve been treated to tracks like Superfriends, Faded, and Paradise Awaits. THE NIGHTDAY comes…
  • Irregular Expression – Setsuko

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

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

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Yep. You read that correctly. I was working in Las Vegas last week, so The Sweet Five had to be put on hold. Instead of falling behind, I decided to combine last week’s post with this weeks into one ultimate line-up. If you’re sitting at your desk, at home – wherever and you need a mid week pick me up – The Sweet Five is your hit. Whether you’re into the hippest of hops, or the indie-ist of rocks – The Sweet Five has music that will make your Grandma feel good about herself. The Sweetest Five tracks of the week are below!   Alicia Keys featuring…
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    Right Chord MusicRight Chord Music | Right Chord Music

  • #BlogRemix Pt.18 Lioness

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Here at Right Chord Music our aim is to champion incredible new music from all genres. So with that in mind we have partnered with our friends at  for a feature we  call the #BlogRemix. We take the best of their content and showcase it in a RCM style and FWD360 take the best of our content and showcase in a FWD360 style. The result, more incredible music, reaching more people, and introductions to artists and genres that may have previously passed you by. This week we return to January 2012 and episode two of the Wreck Sessions to shine our light on grime scene, super spitter…
  • Episode 78. Lost On Radio Podcast

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Welcome to the 78th episode of the Lost On Radio Podcast, presented and curated by Mark Knight. Lost On Radio is a weekly showcase of incredible undiscovered music overlooked by radio, or pushed to the late night fringes. Listen back to all previous episodes by clicking the menu button, on the player below. Subscribe and listen via iTunes to access visual chapters, allowing you to skip between tracks, and see artist artwork. The Lost On Radio Podcast is now broadcast every Thursday night at 7pm on Love Leeds Radio This week’s featured artists: 1. RCM ‘Band Of The Week’…
  • First Signs Of Love. No 101 Treacherous Dogs – Maybelline

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Back in 2011 we were excited / obsessed about a band called The Jude, their vicious skiffle was threatening to blow up in a major way when as an unsigned band their single  “Les Filles Francaises” found it’s way onto the day-time Radio One airwaves. The Jude’s first three singles all featured on Right Chord Music, they were without doubt one of the most exciting new bands in Britain. Then they imploded and disappeared. A few weeks ago we received word that out of the ashes of The Jude a new band had emerged. That band is the impressively named ‘Treacherous Dogs.’ They formed…
  • Band Of The Week. Morning Smoke

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Beautifully bleak and energetically euphoric this is Morning Smoke. Morning Smoke consists of four young men, who together, create music that is cultured beyond their years. Though budding in both age and experience, Morning Smoke have already been named the band to watch in 2014, by Art Rocker magazine. The Brighton based quartet have described their sound as ‘noisy pop,’ where angst-riddled indie lyrics and attitude-fuelled rock instrumentals collide. Their debut mini album ‘In Euphoria,’ will be released on 4th May and showcases just six songs, yet amongst them are some gutsy…
  • Websites are easy to build… but challenging to get right.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Living With Two Loves

    Edward Reid
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    KelisDo any of you remember your first job? Most likely you recall that first part-time employment during school that earned you a little spending money? I remember during college working and going to school simultaneously with much grander job opportunities coming in the future. However, the reality of our day and age is that many of us upon reaching adulthood occupy more than one job at a time. Perhaps because of economic constraints we are forced to seek a second income. I know too many people who are figuratively burning the candle at both ends just to survive economically. Some of us…
  • A Long Way From Home

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

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

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

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

  • What Does Sound Look Like?

    Bobby Owsinski
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    We all work with sound every day, but how many of us have actually seen it? Now thanks to Schlieren Flow Visualization and a high-speed camera, we can now see what a clap actually looks like. Thanks to my buddy Buzz Goddard for the heads up on this. Help support this blog. Any purchases made through our Amazon links help support this website with no cost to you.
  • EQing The Nashville Way

    Bobby Owsinski
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    One of the best engineers on the planet is my good buddy Ed Seay, who has a long history of mixing hits for country greats like Blake Shelton, Lee Brice, Martina McBride, Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton, Pam Tillis, Highway 101, and Collin Raye, among many others. Ed has a great way of explaining how he equalizes a track that he so kindly shared in my Mixing Engineer's Handbook 3rd edition."I just try to get stuff to sound natural, but at the same time be very vivid. I break it down into roughly three areas: mids, the top and the bottom; then there’s low mids and high mids. Generally,…
  • Is It True That This Place Buys Your Used CDs?

    Bobby Owsinski
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    If you've been in the music business for any length of time, then you probably have a huge load of CDs laying around. Sure, you might've transferred them all to your computer at some point, but that doesn't mean that those pieces of plastic still aren't haunting a closet somewhere. What do you do with them? It emotionally hurts to throw them out, and it's not exactly great for the environment either.Now there's an alternative that allows you to free yourself from those round pieces of polycarbonate and make some money while you're at it. Decluttr will buy all of your CDs, DVDs, and even video…
  • New Music Gear Monday: Gibson Memory Cable

    Bobby Owsinski
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Have you ever heard a lick in your head but didn't have any way to record it before it was forgotten? Gibson thinks it's come up with a solution to that dilemma with a new instrument cable it calls a "Memory Cable" that actually contains a flash audio recorder inside.The Memory Cable records up to 13 hours of 44.1kHz/16 bit audio on a 4GB micro-SD card, either continuously or only when your playing. It uses an AA battery and a LR44 battery to work, which could be a problem, since we all know how much musicians hate to change batteries. If you run out of storage space, the Memory Cable deletes…
  • The Who "Pinball Wizard" Isolated Guitars

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

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Brooklyn noise punk trio Vulture Shit pack a lot of power for a band without guitars. Their songs are zooted on buzz-saw bass scuzz and abrasive drumming that hack away at your ear wax like ice picks. Fresh off the release of their The Joys of Employment 7", the two Mikes and Randy sat down and cracked some jokes with Serious Business and then played "Area Dads" from their 2012 album, I Love the Way He Touches His Computer. Buy the 7" here
  • Weak Nerves- Glazed + Vent

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Weak Nerves haven't put out anything weak yet. The UK grunge trio first caught our attention with their stellar debut digi 7" and continue to shell out top notch scuzz-pop. Their new Self Esteem EP picks up where the 7" left off but finds the band with a more mature and turned up sound containing heavier riffs, pedal-morphed scrapes, primitive drums, and grunge vocals that adapt to any type of mood.My two favorite tracks from the new EP are "Glazed" and "Vent," which are both overblown with beautiful, boosted scuzz and distorted riffs that accent lead singer Sean Keane's hard-bitten…
  • VLMA- Slime

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

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

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

  • “Psycho IV: The Beginning” (1990) Review

    Stephen Wilger
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    If one were to describe Psycho IV in a single word, the word would be ‘unnecessary.’ And that is saying something coming from a stream of sequels that are all inherently superfluous. The third sequel in the Psycho movie legacy (for the sake of argument, let’s leave out the 1987 Bates Motel TV movie and the Gus Van Sant remake) finds Norman Bates free from custody and living the married life in suburbia when his facade of normalcy is interrupted as a radio call-in program stumbles upon the topic of matricide. What generates from this storytelling device are a series of…
  • Podcast – Episode 22: Enter Roy McDouchepickle

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

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

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

    Stephen Wilger
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    There are a number of films to have garnered such a strong legacy that the thought of a sequel and the evolution into a cinematic franchise is kind of nauseating. I’m sure this feeling manifested itself when a sequel to “Chinatown” was made, when rumors of a “Casablanca” sequel arose, and, of course, when a second installment in the “Psycho” film storyline was released. Perhaps at this point in time, with all the subsequent “Psycho”-related material available and the A&E series currently airing, the preciousness of the original motion…
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    Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • Episode 56 - Chris Difford

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

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

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

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

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

    Musician Makers
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post Music Genre and Personality appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • Using Pinterest to Promote Your Band

    Musician Makers
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Using Pinterest to Promote Your Band Undoubtedly, you’ve heard of Pinterest, the image bookmarking social network that took the internet by storm back in 2012, becoming the fastest growing social network at the time. While it has the stereotype of being composed entirely of rich, white women – and it’s sort of true, as Pinterest is used by one-third of all women in the U.S. – it has also become a place for people with unique interests to seek out others who hold the same. What does this have to do with your band? Well, Pinterest can be a great place for you to promote yourself and…
  • It’s all about the music

    Musician Makers
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:50 pm
  • The Music Industry and Online Piracy by the Numbers

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

    Musician Makers
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:50 pm
    by HealthCentral.Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post The Health Benefits of Music appeared first on Musician-Makers.
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  • Howling Bells Announce new single ‘Your Love’

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Howling Bells have announced details of their new single, ‘Your Love,’ on Birthday Records on 2nd June. The track is the second single to be taken from the band’s fourth album, ‘Heartstrings’, also out on 2nd June, the release of the album and single come amidst a full UK headline tour that concludes with a show at London’s Scala on Tuesday 10th June. Take a listen below:
  • Reading & Leeds 2014: Final Additions Announced

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    The bill for this year’s Reading & Leeds festival has now been finalised. The latest additions include The Orwells, The Horrors and The Kooks who will join headliners Arctic Monkeys, Blink 182, Paramore and Queens of Stone Age at the event which will take place over the bank-holiday weekend of August 22-24. Also confirmed today was AlunaGeorge for the Dance Stage. The full list of acts announced today are as follows: Pulled Apart By Horses , Dry the River, Brody Dalle, The Kooks, AlunaGeorge, Slaves, The Orwells, The Horrors, Blood Red Shoes, Crossfaith, Young Guns, Tonight Alive, The…
  • NEW: Royal Blood – ‘Come On Over’

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    Royal Blood are now streaming their scuzzy new single ‘Come On Over’. ‘Come On Over’ was given its premier last-night (April 22) on Radio 1 by Huw Stephens as his ‘Hottest Record’ and it’s one menacing garage-rock-track. Royal Blood are capable of making a hell of a racket for a two-piece and just like ITJYM favourites Drenge – the use of heavily-reverberated riffs and deep drum beats makes for an insatiable wall of noise and we love it! Royal Blood will be supporting Arctic Monkeys at their mammoth Finsbury Park show at the end of May. So get there early to catch…
  • Album Review: Teen – ‘The Way and Color’

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    New York sister act Teen have released their second studio album ‘The Way and Color’ today (April 22). The band who have been compared to fellow US compatriots Haim previously might have landed that tag prematurely though. Things start brightly enough, opener ‘Rose For You’ sets a solid benchmark with its rolling bassline and Kristina “Teeny” Lieberson’s sporadically catchy lyrics of “Look, here’s a rose for you”. ‘More Than I Want’ shows off the three-pieces harmonic ability. While ‘Tied up Tied Down’ their best work and an example of why they’ve…
  • London Grammar Unveil ‘Sights’ Video

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    London Grammar have unveiled the video for their new single ‘Sights,’ taken from their debut album ‘If You Wait’. The video see’s vocalist Hanna Reid show off her stunning vocals to a packed out theatre. Check it out below:
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    TETO World Music Magazine

  • Dengue Fever | Cambodia & USA

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

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

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

    Této Parvanov
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:38 am
    Patrick Watson is a Canadian singer-songwriter and founder of the eponymous four piece Patrick Watson, whose members also include guitarist Simon Angell, bassist Mishka Stein, and percussionist Robbie Kuster. Patrick Watson have been playing together for over thirteen years, and in this time have released four studio albums: Just Another Ordinary Day, Close to Paradise, Wooden Arms, and – their most recent effort – 2012’s Adventures in Your Own Backyard. The members studied music at the same educational institution, where they met through ensemble classes. Watson recalls in an…
  • Imam Baildi | Greece

    Této Parvanov
    22 Feb 2014 | 5:38 am
    Imam Baildi – what’s cooking? If the name of the band and its reference to South-Eastern Mediterranean flavours teases your appetite for something exotic you can expect Imam Baildi’s music to make justice to their name. This innovative band from Greece merges old Greek music with electronica in ways that point both to a Moby-esque musical approach (think of Moby’s use of old samples in PLAY) as well as to a Greek equivalent of the Goran Bregovic project. Although it has been stated by the founders of the band that the name came about as a joke, the music of Imam Baildi has a flavour…
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  • Sing – Ed Sheeran (easy key)

    Jared Johnson
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Also available in original key (A flat minor). Piano Quick Riff – Sing (easy key) Originally performed by Ed Sheeran Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Sing – Ed Sheeran (easy key) appeared first on .
  • Sing – Ed Sheeran

    Jared Johnson
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Just warning you, this version has 7 flats. You might want to try the easy key version (G). Piano Quick Riff – Sing Originally performed by Ed Sheeran Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Sing – Ed Sheeran appeared first on .
  • Stay With Me – Sam Smith

    Jared Johnson
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Piano Quick Riff – Stay With Me Originally performed by Sam Smith Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Stay With Me – Sam Smith appeared first on .
  • Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri (easy key)

    Jared Johnson
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Now that Christina Perri has another song back in the Top 40, it made sense to finally post the sheet for her first hit. Also available in original key (E flat). Piano Quick Riff – Jar of Hearts (easy key) Originally performed by Christina Perri Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri (easy key) appeared first on .
  • Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri

    Jared Johnson
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Now that Christina Perri has another song back in the Top 40, it made sense to finally post the sheet for her first hit. Also available in easy key (C). Piano Quick Riff – Jar of Hearts Originally performed by Christina Perri Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri appeared first on .
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    Weekly Podcast

  • erdingtonsound move home

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    The Erdington Sound rosta have left and launched a home page on soundcloud This will be "The Hub" where people can click on links to other sites where individual acts have there own pages. A dedicated erdingtonsound site on youtube and is being sorted meanwhile, The erdingtonsound IM Radio site has also been reactivated. All the albums are being uploaded to bandcamp as well...slowly @erdingtonsound RelatedStatic Tonality ft. Agnosia- “Hoping All Is Alright”…
  • New Track from Magic Carpet Factory!

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    Hi,   please listen to our brand new tracks "Relied On Luck" "Midnight Kiss"   Thanks! RelatedThe Shattered Grey featuring Klang-Schwester– “The Name” "The Name" is the newest track from The Shattered Grey, off the new album "All The Lost Dreams" w...The Shattered Grey featuring Klang-Schwester– “The Name” "The Name" is the newest track from The Shattered Grey, off the new album "All The Lost Dreams" w...Is It Me? I was tuning my guitar…
  • Revolution (WAY Remix) [Radio Edit]

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    After delivering an essential remix for Adventure Club earlier this year, emerging Juli Piaggio a.k.a WAY beat the lines again with another fresh mix for your audible pleasure. This time is for "Revolution" from Nervo, Ummet Ozcan and R3hab, taking off the big room sound from the original track giving it a new atmosphere of progressive house vibes. Enjoy it! Soundcloud link: RelatedMzR, MRS, Episodes 19 & 26 MzR, progressive house and trance producer. In 2011, his track "Falling Stars" realeased on ...Revolution The Revolution is here….. Time to Ride…
  • Aziza & The Cure Cover Bruno Mars, Stream New Song, "Basta"

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Some bands never quite fit into the genres we carve out for them. With influences in indie, brazilian classical, and even folk, New York City duo (and real life couple) Aziza & The Cure have a truly captivating sound, with an eclectic mix of influences from The Dirty Projectors to brazilian superstar Caetano Veloso. The band recently unveiled their debut album Through All Our Fears earlier this year after successfully raising over $5,000 via Kickstarter. Through their release, listeners came to witness the youthful passion that has defined violinist Joelle Britt and guitarist Bradley…
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    Rock.It Boy Entertainment


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  • Top 5 Outdoor Venues in the World

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:25 pm
    By Siren D Spring is here and as such we are venturing outside more and more. And what better than being outside than being outside at a live venue?? Nothing at all, I say! I’ve compiled some of the top outdoor venues in the world (in no particular order) for you to check out! Feel free to share your concert experiences at outdoor venues in our comment section.    1. THE GORGE – George, Washington One of America’s premier outdoor concert venues, The Gorge Amphitheatre is a 20,000 plus seat concert venue that has played host to some of the worlds biggest performers.  The…

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  • Paul Weller Is Right To Be Angry About eBay

    Josh Adams
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    Immediately after I found out that Paul Weller was bowing out of all future Record Store Days because his limited edition single ended up on eBay, I was dumbstruck at how ignorant he seemed of the world he now lived in. People have always sold things, I thought, after handing over the single on this […]The post Paul Weller Is Right To Be Angry About eBay appeared first on
  • Will the Beastie Boys Ever Tour Again?

    Louise MacGregor
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    Pretty much everyone in the world has heard the Beastie Boys at some point. Whether you had that one friend who was into hip-hop and would insist upon putting them on every time you turned your back on the music at a party or you’re a hardcore fan of your own accord, they’re a legitimate […]The post Will the Beastie Boys Ever Tour Again? appeared first on
  • Leonard Cohen’s Impact on Folk Music

    Mike Mineo
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Leonard Cohen’s impact on folk music is immeasurable. The longtime singer/songwriter is widely considered to be a poet first, and a musician second – but that’s only if you have to choose. Cohen ingeniously combines beautiful folk stylings with lyrics that are emotionally ornate and verbally idiosyncratic enough to be considered poetry. His words inspire […]The post Leonard Cohen’s Impact on Folk Music appeared first on
  • Interview with Sivu

    Josh Adams
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    Sivu is the rather strange Finnish pseudonym of James Page, an Alt-pop Gotye-style soloist, who hails from the postcard county of Cambridgeshire in eastern England. Far from the safe and historic setting he comes from, his music is altogether more adventurous and unorthodox than the medieval University buildings and flat fields that come to mind […]The post Interview with Sivu appeared first on
  • The ‘Russian Facebook’ now at war with Major Record Labels

    Josh Adams
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    One social network is now the subject of much of the music industry’s collective anger, and it’s probably not one you’re using like Facebook or Twitter. VK (previsouly known as VKontakte) is Russia’s ‘version of Facebook’ and has been turning a blind eye to some systematic music piracy happening on it’s servers. Three separate lawsuits […]The post The ‘Russian Facebook’ now at war with Major Record Labels appeared first on
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    Groove On Fire

  • Pharoahe Monch – “Get Down” (produced by M-Phazes & feat. DJ Revolution)

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    Brooklyn-based Coalmine Records is set to release their 10 year anniversary compilation album Unearthed this May, and they have dropped the first single, “Get Down,” by Pharoahe Monch featuring DJ Revolution on the cuts (tearing up those tables!) and produced by hotter-than-hot M-Phazes. The track is full-on dope and should get on all your summer […]
  • Charles Bradley – “I Hope You Find (The Good Life)”

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    The incomparable Charles Bradley shows off his psychedelic-soul side on “I Hope You Find (The Good Life),” a new tune released as Side A of an exclusive 12-inch that was released by Daptone for Record Store Day last weekend.  The track features the Menahan Street Band and the Sha La Das on back-up vocals.  The […]
  • P.T.S.D. (The Return of the Pharoahe, the MonARch without the A&R)

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    Our favorite guest-writer Romney Wordsworth is back with some thoughts on the great Pharoahe Monch and his new record. The gap-toothed kid with the ill computer flow is finally back with a new album PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (iTunes here), his fourth in 15 years. He has shifted labels in an effort to maintain […]
  • Kid Robot’s New Snoop Dogg Figure

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Kid Robot has issued a bad-ass 7-inch figure of Snoop Dogg.  That is all you need to know.  Get yours here.
  • The New Mastersounds – “Whistle Song”

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Funkmasters The New Mastersounds have a new video out for “Whistle Song” off their latest effort Therapy and it’s a non-stop funky soul-jazz explosion.  If you’re a hardcore vintage funk lover, you need to check out the new album (at iTunes here) and if you haven’t gotten on board with these guys yet, definitely check […]
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    Style of Sound

  • Be Forest in London

    John Noi
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:08 am
    This weekend we’re looking forward to checking our Be Forest, a four piece band from Pesaro, Italy who’s sound has been described as dark music with restless guitars and shuddering feedback. “Be Forest’s sound is a clear and cold breath that comes from that winter. It is not a memory, not a revival. There’s the same […] The post Be Forest in London appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • The Casket Girls

    John Noi
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
    o many pieces of Savannah, GA three-piece The Casket Girls seemed to happen by accident. From their beginning – when electronic sound-shaper Ryan Graveface (Graveface Records, Dreamend, Black Moth Super Rainbow) found sisters Phaedra and Elsa Greene under a tree in one of Savannah’s many squares, playing Autoharp and singing bizarre songs – to the […] The post The Casket Girls appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • States of Hallucination Mix

    John Noi
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    Just a quick mix we did today called States of Hallucination  to help you get through this long weekend.  We can’t guarantee you’ll reach all 17 States of Hallucination, but you can try simply by listening. The post States of Hallucination Mix appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Estroe and Nadia Struiwigh’s Rainy May Day Mix

    John Noi
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Just in case you need it, we thought we would present this mix by Estroe and Nadia Struiwigh for a rainy day coming this May. Tracklist: Insect O – Bondi Dub – Etui Juho Kahilanen – Soitimella (Dave Miller remix) D-Ribeiro – Silent Thoughts of a black man Mega Mode – CC Dave DK – […] The post Estroe and Nadia Struiwigh’s Rainy May Day Mix appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Experience the House of Peroni 2014 London

    John Noi
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
    he House of Peroni is re-opening at a new venue in Holborn this May. Open for almost every day in May, it features 4 floors of stunning artworks by talent such as Carnovsky, and features three indoor bars, a fully functioning restaurant, and an outdoor terrace with a bar. While admission to The House of […] The post Experience the House of Peroni 2014 London appeared first on Style of Sound.
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    Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither

  • Songs and Stories #135: Austin Producer/Songwriter Gurf Morlix

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    Click here to listen to the interview with Gurf Morlix (time = 40:23) Each “latest podcast” seems to be my favorite. This one is no exception. It’s a long kitchen-table chat with Austin songwriter and producer Gurf Morlix. If you… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #135: Austin Producer/Songwriter Gurf Morlix appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • A Fisheye-Ish View of “Hang It Up”

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    A few months back, I had what will definitely one of my best gigs of the year: A solo slot at The Woodshed in Los Gatos. I split the evening with the Rayburn Brothers. It was a way fun “Santa… Read more → The post A Fisheye-Ish View of “Hang It Up” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #134: Re-rockin’ and Re-stompin’ on KVMR

    28 Mar 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Click here to listen to Wesley Robertson and Michael Gaither on KVMR (time = 33:22) Whenever I play up in the lower Sierras, I have a standing offer to show up at Wesley Robertson’s “Rockin’ and Stompin” on KVMR radio.… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #134: Re-rockin’ and Re-stompin’ on KVMR appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Belgium Review: “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night”

    21 Mar 2014 | 3:02 pm
    My latest CD, “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night”, recently passed the year and a half mark. I’m starting to get asked, “When’s your next one?” It’s flattering and exciting, though at the same time, I know how much work that next… Read more → The post Belgium Review: “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #133: Aireene Espiritu and The Hobos

    20 Feb 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Click here to listen to the interview with Aireene Espiritu and The Hobos (time = 38:32) Seven years ago this month, I narrated a drive over Highway 17, talked about how that inspired the first song I ever wrote ,… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #133: Aireene Espiritu and The Hobos appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
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    Snapshots and Needle Drops

  • Lost Giraffe

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Merida, Yucatàn, Mexico– The Yucatàn Peninsula is stupidly photogenic.  First off, I want to give a quick shout-out to the lovely Alexiane P., a former McGill touree of mine and an absolutely stunning vocalist. She has been selected as a finalist to sing at this year’s FrancoFolies (click for SSND post). For those of you who don’t know, Les FrancoFolies is a French music festival, possibly the largest, where francophone artists from all over the world descend on our spectacular city of Montréal to perform both free open air and ticketed concerts. You won’t regret…
  • Remix Artists Collective

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Groovin the Moo, 2013 “Have you heard this song before?” Snapshots and Needle Drops’ Emily (WHOSE BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK) is oh so much more than a fantastic contributor: Emily often serves as my eyes and ears back in North America. My main audience for this blog are in Canada and the US, though the number of visitors from the UK and Australia are also growing. It can be incredibly difficult to write across the globe for an audience who occupy a completely different soundscape than you. What’s on the radio? What’s on TV? What artist works their way from some…
  • “To drain the whole sea…”

    24 Mar 2014 | 5:19 pm
    There is something about this song. Singer Andrew Hozier-Byrne’s voice starts out like red wine, rich and full bodied, luring us in with sounds that echo the sentiment of a Mississippi funeral procession. The smooth yet solemn funeral tone rips open to one like open grieving. Hozier’s climatic passion breaks his smooth velvet voice into hoarse sandpaper. Hozier could be someone to watch in 2014. So far, this single has reached number 2 in his native Ireland, and reached 19 on the Icelandic charts– and we all know those Icelanders have great musical intuition. “Take Me…
  • Treasure Hunting

    17 Mar 2014 | 6:20 pm
    The Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia A few weeks ago, I wrote briefly about a trip my friend Matt and I took to Kangaroo Island. Matt and I make the perfect travel companions. We’re relaxed, adventurous, spontaneous, and we like climb all over shit. One big hangup we had about visiting Kangaroo Island is that most people do it in a day or two. A DAY OR TWO??! We had a full week there and felt like we had just managed to do everything right. We’d see these daytrippers (one-way ticket, yeah) all around, running out of the bus, leaping down to whatever mind-blowing…
  • Osheaga Playlist 2014

    11 Mar 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Three fans mourn the end of Metric’s set while The Black Keys rock out 50ft to their left. As Canadians outside Montreal are becoming increasingly aware, for the August long-weekend there is nowhere else to be but Parc Jean-Drapeau. Starting the year before I moved to Montreal in 2006, the Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts has really exploded in the last few years, reaching 135,000 attendees in 2013 (apparently 70% from outside Québec)- practically busting out into the Saint Lawrence River. Today, Osheaga organizer’s released the lineup for 2014. Once again it looks to be a killer…
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    Uke Song of the Month

  • “A Cottage For Sale” bonus ukulele song

    Danno Sullivan
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Download “A Cottage for Sale”. Download “A Cottage for Sale”. The post “A Cottage For Sale” bonus ukulele song appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • Irish Ukulele Songs for St. Patrick’s Day

    Danno Sullivan
    16 Mar 2014 | 9:48 am
    Irish Ukulele Songs for St. Patrick’s Day Pity the poor Irish ukulele player. The uke is so associated with Hawaii. And being Irish is so associated with…Ireleand. And here it’s St. Patrick’s Day. How’s a uke lover supposed to celebrate? May I offer: Danno’s Free 3-Free Irish Song Pack with Ukulele Chords Included! Click here to get your free Irish ukulele songs! It’s the best way to celbrate St. Patrick’s Day–Hawaiian-style!   The post Irish Ukulele Songs for St. Patrick’s Day appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • 103 test

    Danno Sullivan
    9 Feb 2014 | 2:59 pm
    SONG: Oh! How She Lied To Me YEAR: 1923 WRITTEN BY:  Will Donaldson (composer), Harry White (lyricist) [ez_btn color="orange" url="" target="_self"]Buy Now![/ez_btn] Members: Use your free coupon (sent via email in week 103), or purchase here now. Not a member yet? You can purchase this song right here, right now, or join the club and get it as part of your membership! (this should point to an a/b offer) Bonus VideosDanno Sez Joe Foss and His Hungry Sand Lappers play “Oh! How She Lied To Me” The post 103 test appeared first on Uke Song of…
  • WordPress Resources at SiteGround

    Danno Sullivan
    9 Feb 2014 | 2:58 pm
    WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites: Expert WordPress Hosting SiteGround provides superior WordPress hosting focused on speed, security and customer service. We take care of WordPress sites security with unique server-level customizations, WP auto-updates, and daily backups. We make them faster by regularly upgrading our hardware, offering free CDN with…
  • 21 Some Day ukulele song

    16 Nov 2013 | 6:55 pm
    This is one of those songs that’s pretty much made by the harmonies, so don’t try singing it by yourself!your pal Danno SONG: Some Day YEAR: 1926 WRITTEN BY:  May Singhi Breen (arranger), William C. Polla (composer), Larry Spier (lyricist) [snippet slug="Members" /] [snippet slug="Purchase" /] [snippet slug="JOIN" /] Bonus VideosDanno Sez Jack Denny and His Orchestra play “Some Day” This is one of those songs that’s pretty much made by the harmonies, so don’t try singing it by yourself! Nice easy chords and a simple melody, including arrangement by May…
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    Ashley J. Saunders

  • Free Transcribing Tools

    Ashley Saunders
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
      Transcribing is the art of being able to hear a song and then write the song/lick/idea it down in a form that any musician can read and play back. That’s really all it is.   I’m not going to go into the “how to”, but instead give you some FREE tools to help you out. These are tools I use all the time (I’m in no way rewarded for recommending the following products!)     Resources Firstly, on this site you can get sheets of blank chord boxes, blank notation, and blank notation with TAB.   It’ll always be free and easy to find – just hit…
  • Open Tunings: E A D E B E

    Ashley Saunders
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    Last time we looked at DADGAD and some typical chords we can use in that guitar. We took a linear approach (i.e. Moving up and down the fretboard in a line) to the guitar which suits this open tuning well verses the normal box movement (i.e. Moving between chords that are close together, in the same position). Today we will be looking at E A D E B E. This tuning appears on Road by Nick Drake (which is a stupendously advanced tune that you should try to learn!). The basis of this tuning is good old regular Standard, just with one alteration – The G string has been lowered to an E note…
  • Ted McCarty

    Ashley Saunders
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    When Ted McCarty left his job with Wurlitzer in 1948 he was being aggressively courted by headhunters for the Brach’s candy company as an accountant. An agreeable offer was eventually made but couldn’t be finalized until Mr. Brach himself came back from vacation in the Bahamas. During this wait Ted was approached by a friend to check out the possibility of turning around a guitar company in Kalamazoo, MI that was teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. He accepted and started working for Gibson in 1949. As head designer, General Manager and then President of Gibson guitars, Ted McCarty and…
  • Open Tunings: DADGAD

    Ashley Saunders
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    I mainly use two tunings: Standard and D A D G A D.   However over the last few weeks I’ve been teaching a Nick Drake song which is written in Standard with one alteration – The G string has been lowered to an E note – E A D E B E. Lovely tuning!   What I like about both D A D G A D and E A D E B E is that open strings can be used to fill out the chords and that the guitar can be looked at linearly (i.e. Moving up and down the fretboard in a line) rather than the usual box type (i.e. Moving between chords that are close together, in the same position).  …
  • Finding New Sounds

    Ashley Saunders
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:11 am
    A few days ago I was trying to come up with some new tones for a gig I was about to do. Yep, I spent some time geeking with pedals, different guitar and working the tone controls on the amp – all in search of new.     There are a few short insights that I thought I’d share with you. Here’s what I found:     Think Chain The chain of pedals you have all effect the overall tone, if you move one pedal out or change two around – you should notice a change in the overall sound and the other sounds you can achieve. It doesn’t matter the amount of pedals you have, but…
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    Music Imperium

  • Bags The Boss - Forever Faded

    mike kw
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:50 am
    Bags The Boss - Forever Faded
  • Snak The Ripper - Karma

    mike kw
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    Snak The Ripper - Karma
  • Whiteboy Chris Killin It to - DANCE FLOOR

    mike kw
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:35 am
  • K-Shawn-Chea as Fck

    mike kw
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    K-Shawn-Chea as FckNew video from Chicago's K-Shawn, Produced by Chase Davis. Featured on the upcoming 808 Dreams project due May 2014. Follow @iamkshawn on instagram and twitter. Shot and Edited By Dana Rice.Direct Download-
  • Colonel Price - MLK

    mike kw
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:26 pm
     Colonel Price - MLK
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    Radio Crowdfund

  • Hallelujah the Hills, Bear Carver, The Amy Hoffman

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Paul Schomer #59. Fuzzy good week in the wilderness. Prepping for my next SiriusXM/PRI segment and nearly overwhelmed by the talented types crowdfunding at the moment. Really makes me feel like I’m onto something… after a year and a half! As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to link directly to your wonderful, original music. Let me know if credit is due for photos. On to campaign updates — some well-deserving bands on here that need a little help… - – - – - – - – - – - – - –…
  • Will Phalen, Old Hours, Land Lines

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Paul Schomer 1991 #58. What a week. Great music in store for those who have made it here, and I praise you! New Chicago sounds from Will Phalen and campaigns as far flung as Phoenix and Denver. Well, OK that’s only an 11-hour drive, but you get the idea. Every seven days, I troll the crowdfunding platforms to find these gems. And this week it seems like everyone’s very much in play, not a speck of post-goal glow. These are home stretchers, whatever that means. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to link directly to your…
  • Little Chief, Long Faces

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Paul Schomer #57. Writing about music is like… well, you know the rest. So this week will be mercifully short on text, especially since I could only dig up one listenable band among current campaigns. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to link directly to your wonderful, original music. Let me know if credit is due for photos. On to campaign updates. - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - - MADE IT > THE CHARMING YOUNGSTERS: Quite the workout, $3500. > JOHANNA SAMUELS: New…
  • Spare Parts, Kirby Brown, Aqueous

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Paul Schomer #56. Tough week in the wilderness. I guess it might be the cumulative effect of watching too many pitch videos that begin with an artist saying “Oh! Hi, there…” There a lot of ways to get original, people, so show me. Tim Fite and Shortsleeves sure did, click through to see how it’s done well and successfully. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to link directly to your wonderful, original music. Let me know if credit is due for photos. On to campaign updates.
  • Gina Chavez, Candysound, The Charming Youngsters

    27 Mar 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Paul Schomer #56. Swiiiiiitch! I’m posting two crowdfunded creations and one in-progress campaign this week instead of the usual other way around, and here’s why… A revelation of sorts from a band I wrote about in my last post:  Candysound out of Bellingham, WA. They sent me a message on Twitter saying they had posted the first single from their new album on Soundcloud — and their Kickstarter campaign is still live! Granted, they were raising money for a physical release of the disc, Now + Then, but it was refreshing to see that kind of turnaround. The thing is that…
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    Guitar Coach | Guitar Coach Magazine

  • Improvisation On Guitar

    Hamish Craig
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Improvisation on Guitar. The ability to jam over backing tracks (or even with a live band) probably gives me more satisfaction, guitar-wise, than anything else. Sure it takes some time to master, so that is why I like to encourage my students to start at the very basic level, usually in the E minor pentatonic scale and build up their fretboard knowledge slowly but surely. Whilst considering another special edition on improvisation, I recorded a backing track to begin planning a series of lessons. When I started messing about with…
  • Strumming Songs

    Hamish Craig
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    Strumming Songs: Mr. Jones by The Counting Crows, The Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer and More Than A Feeling by Boston have 3 distinctive must know strumming patterns; each one completely different and deliberately picked to help you improve your muscle memory and strumming ability.   As with many of our sessions in this month’s issue, we will be stringing them all together, one after the other, to help you learn adjusting from one pattern to the other, adding your own colour and flavour and using them as warm up sessions which you…
  • Scott Holiday. Rival Sons.

    Hamish Craig
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    With a strong combination of hard work, relentless touring, strong singing and playing and memorable material, California’s Rival Sons are keeping the hard rock fires burning brightly, and thankfully so. The Sons are currently touring Europe, promoting their latest release, Head Down, building a large fan base, and will soon return to the USA, fresh with ideas for their as-yet recorded disc. Scott Holiday grew up in a musical family that just happened to love rock ‘n roll. “My family shaped my musical taste…
  • My First Guitar

    Hamish Craig
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Andy Partridge shares some thoughts about the first guitar he ever bought, as well as some great anecdotes from some professionals within the business. Almost everyone remembers the first guitar they bought, in much the same way as other ”first time experiences” become instilled in your memory; like first houses, cars, loves and – ahem – sexual experience. I still lovingly look at my Eko jumbo with its thin neck and distinctive scratch plate. I saw it for sale at a newly opened all-purpose music shop that did not sell electric guitars,…
  • Guitar Picking Exercises

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:26 am
    Here are some guitar picking exercises, and warm up routines, that are geared towards the intermediate hard rocking metal guitarist, that wants to become a shredder. This lesson plan will increase your music theory and dexterity on the guitar, allowing you to be creative and add to the lesson plan. Performance notes: Doing these warm ups are essential to being able to attack the scale and arpeggio exercises that we will be exploring in future lessons, plus you will become a precision picking machine. While you start the practice regime find a tempo that you can work with (consistent…
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  • Open Your Ears with a Five Song Set

    Christopher Sutton
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:55 am
    The 5 Song Set podcast showcases a different musical genre or theme in every episode. Expand your musical world and improve your ears just by listening. Continue reading →Related posts:Open Your Ears with an MPR Coffee BreakOpen Your Ears to the Music of BjörkOpen Your Ears: Creation Multimedia Oratorio
  • Quit Monkeying Around! Five Tips For A Better Band

    Sophie Figgis
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:38 am
    Even expert musicians can sound terrible in a band if they're not used to playing together. Here are five tips to help you sound great when playing in a band. Continue reading →Related posts:Rock Band II: The Ultimate Ear Training HeroPlay Rock Band 3… with a real Fender guitar!Frequency Band Characteristics (Part 1)
  • How To Recognize Major and Minor Keys

    Sophie Figgis
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Songs are in a major or minor key and it's important for a musician to be able to quickly and easily tell which one it is. Here are some tricks you can use. Continue reading →Related posts:Inversions of Major and Minor TriadsGet familiar with the minor pentatonic scaleLearning to Recognize Triads – Part 1
  • How To Tune Your Guitar By Ear

    Rakesh Guha
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Many guitarists have to use a digital tuner to be able to tune their guitar quickly and easily, but here's why and how you should tune your guitar by ear. Continue reading →Related posts:Alternate Guitar Tunings: A Fresh New SoundHow To Teach Someone To Sing In TuneGuitar Interval Practice: Learn to Recognize Intervals
  • How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune

    Christopher Sutton
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:35 am
    If you struggle to sing in tune or are trying to teach people who do, you must see these top tips from leading specialists in teaching people to sing in tune. Continue reading →Related posts:The Choir Who Can’t Sing (George Bevan)A New Test For Tone DeafnessWhy every musician must be a singer too
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    The Daily Soundtrack

  • Orange 9mm – Failure

    Alex Lupica
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Some time this afternoon, a number of my professors will be gathering to discuss a thesis I have written. My academic life is not quite in their hands, but it feels like it; I’ve put a lot of time into it, neglecting other obligations (you, dear readers, for example). Of course, I’ve also neglected IT. It’s my first large-scale piece of writing, clocking in at nearly 40 pages (believable if you read my entries here often). As such, many factors come up that one doesn’t expect. There’s cohesion, for example: one has to make sure different ideas make sense in the…
  • Melt Yourself Down – Fix My Life

    Jeff Bennet
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    When I was in 4th grade, my mom presented me with an ultimatum.  “Pick a musical instrument, you’re gonna learn how to play something.”  I suppose my disinterest in sports coupled with my interest in Super Nintendo had her worrying that I’d end up an after-school shut-in.  Whatever the case, I did not resist.  I wanted to play a musical instrument – the coolest musical instrument. Drums. The able percussionist; the rhythm-keeper; the sick drum solo guy; me. Not me.  Mom kiboshed my drumming ambition.  “Too noisy”.  I called an audible and went…
  • Elvis Costello – Oliver’s Army

    Alex Lupica
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone says Elvis is the king. I don’t disagree so much as I think they got the last name wrong.This is not, however, an argument over Elvises (because there is no argument). This is about my sister. Today is my sister Emily’s birthday. I have plenty of musical memories attached to my sister, because we grew up together and had similar musical influences/stories early on. We made “assorted” tapes together with the family, mixes culled from my parents’ extensive record collection. We grew up on Sesame Street, the Elephant Show, and Wee Sing. She was in chorus, I…
  • Savage Garden – I Knew I Loved You

    Alex Lupica
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    #9 on the countdown: worst songs ever? Carly Rae Jepson connection We’ve been building up to some big things based on what we love here. We’re attempting to showcase what means the most to us for any number of reasons, and sometimes we’ve lucked out and had it resonate (indeed, last week we saw some record traffic through one of our most obscure tracks). This will not be one of those days, as we continue our countdown of what may well be the worst songs out there. As usual, let us consider the modern culprit. Today, we examine Carly Rae Jepsen’s earworm “Call Me…
  • Five Misheard Lyrics from St. Vincent’s Self Titled Album

    Alex Lupica
    15 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Annie Clark of St. Vincent tends to be very economical with her words, crafting tight tracks that revolve around repeated refrains and frequently brief verses. It is the power of those few words which helps make her music so engaging for me. However, finally picking up a hard copy of her latest eponymous effort led me to an even more startling discovery about her lyrics: I am absolutely awful at deciphering them. The misheard lyric, or mondegreen (the semi-official term), is fairly widespread, but usually we make small mistakes over the course of unfamiliar tracks from many artists, or…
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  • Swedish-Australian band ‘Say Lou Lou’ showcase ‘Everything We Touch’ video

    Mark Strong
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    Dream-pop returns in the form of Swedish-Australian band ‘Say Lou Lou’ as they release their brand new single ‘Everything We Touch’, through Columbia Records, on June 2nd 2014. The duo are currently finishing off their self-written debut album which has been recorded in London, Sweden and Los Angeles. The twin sisters have also been busy playing live around Europe and, coming off a recent tour in support of London Grammar, and Foster the People before performing a series of festival shows around the world through the summer. UK festivals announced so far include Live…
  • Track of the Day : Teleman – ‘Lady Low’

    Mark Strong
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    Remember the name of this band, put a little post-it on your monitor with their name on, have it tattoo’d on your arm or set your in-coming text message to say ‘Teleman‘. What we have here ladies and gentleman are a group who you can tell your mates “you heard of months ago”. It’s that most impressive of pub boasts and you then go down in pub legend as the guy who discovered ‘The Killers’, the guy who knew about ‘Franz Ferdinand’ three months before everyone else or in this case the guy who brought happiness to his drinking buddies…
  • ‘Pulled Apart by Horses’ kick off first tour since February 2012

    Mark Strong
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:26 am
    With the announcement of their new album imminent, this week ‘Pulled Apart by Horses‘ kick off their first UK tour since February 2012.The dates will see the band journey the width & breadth of the country, playing their new material to fans at special small shows in the lesser-toured parts of Great Britain, as well as hitting up Live at Leeds, YO1 & The Great Escape festivals. To celebrate the shows, the band are giving away a free download of old live favourite ‘I Punched A Lion in the Throat’, recorded live during their recent Australian tour. Full UK tour dates…
  • Track of the Day : Claire – ‘Broken Promise Land’

    Mark Strong
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    Munich based band ‘Claire‘ had a phenomenal end to 2013. Their single ‘Games‘, and its various remixes, seemed to gain a momentum all of its own  and the accompanying music video reached a 800k hit total on YouTube, which in turn led to a recording contract with the impressive Capitol Records. The German 5-piece are now back with a new single ‘Broken Promise Land‘ which we feel fully deserves today’s Track of the Day accolade. It’s a heady mix of electro-indie that once again showcases the stunning vocal ability of Josie Claire Bürkle. The…
  • PHOX set for UK debut single and shows

    Mark Strong
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    Wisconsin band PHOX have today announced that they will be visiting the UK in the coming weeks to play a series of live shows. The band have recently signed to Partisan Records, after a bidding war for their signatures. Hot on the news of the tour also come news of a UK debut single ‘Slow Motion‘, which has been given a 9th June release (followed by an LP release in September). The single can be heard below and is a glorious mix of Monica Martin’s vocals and mouth-watering strings. The track offers a heady mix of genres. Folk, indie and a Caribbean sounding bass that ensures…
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    this is our jam

  • warm up with "cold front"

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Laura Welsh's "Cold Front" is the most weirdly hypnotizing song I've heard in a while. I can't stop listening.If you're lucky enough to live in the UK, you can check out some of this songstress's "forthcoming" shows here.
  • {THROWBACK} "the times they are a-changin'"

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    I was watching the Parenthood season finale last week when Richie Havens' beautiful rendition of the Bob Dylan classic "The Times They Are a-Changin'" came on. It was the perfect accompaniment to the Braverman clan end-of-season montage (and, no shocker to anyone, it took place during a big family dinner in the backyard) -- and it made me anxious for next season because, really, I just need to know if Julia and Joel get back together. YouTube has also informed me that this version of the song was in the episode of The West Wing when President Bartlet is reelected. It's a winner all the…
  • {THROWBACK} "the humpty dance"

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Oh boy have we got a fun throwback today -- Digital Underground's 1990 hit "The Humpty Dance." Fun Fact: this song was listed as one of the 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die. So just in case you haven't heard this gem yet...Bonus -- The Hood Internet recently modernized this hip hop classic by mashing it up with St. Vincent's brilliant new release "Digital Witness."
  • {RECAP} panama wedding, dan croll

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    On Monday night, I started the week off right by catching Panama Wedding and Dan Croll at Rock ‘N Roll Hotel. After discovering Panama Wedding at SXSW, it was so happily nostalgic to see them again. The lead singer still sounded like Phil Collins – so much so that my roomie turned to me during the concert and said “This makes me want to watch Tarzan…” – it was lovely. The New York band’s music was the perfect complement to a beautiful day as their music feels like it should be played during a summertime pool party. “All Of The People” continues to be a…
  • {WE LOVE} the war on drugs

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    I am so belated in getting into The War on Drugs. Everyone has been raving about them for months/years/ever, but I just haven't taken the time to listen and get into them (#gradschoolproblems). That all changed when I listened to lead singer's Adam Granduciel's interview on NPR's World Cafe -- Adam is so earnest and honest and passionate, and that bleeds through to their music. Plus I like that they're from Philadelphia.Don't be like me, and start listening to these guys right now. The interview is pretty awesome too, as Adam gets really personal about being in a band and his relationship…
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    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith

  • “White Room” Transcribed

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

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

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Wolfgang Hammersmith studied the electric bass at Berklee College of Music, where he was required to transcribe the bass lines for a number of songs in one of his courses.  One song he chose to transcribe was “Pink” by Aerosmith. You can view his transcribed version below: Pink by Wolfgang Hammersmith   To learn more about Wolfgang Hammersmith and listen to the bass tracks he has recorded with his favorite songs, visit his Pinterest boards:
  • “Crazy” transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    Scottish rock band Nazareth formed in 1968 and is still recording and touring today for an international fanbase. They created the song “Crazy (A Suitable Case for Treatment)” to the soundtrack of the film Heavy Metal in 1981. While studying the electric bass at Berklee College of Music, Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith had the opportunity to transcribe bass lines from a number of his favorite songs. One song he chose was Nazareth’s hit, which you can view transcribed below: Crazy by Wolfgang Hammersmith You can listen to Wolfgang Hammersmith playing bass lines…
  • “Rain” transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:12 am
    One of Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith’s assignments while studying electric bass at the Berklee School of Music was to transcribe the bass line for the song “Rain” by The Beatles. “Rain” is credited to Paul McCartney and John Lennon and appeared as the B-side for the #1 single “Paperback Writer”.   You can view the transcribed bass line for this song, which Wolfgang Hammersmith completed, here: Rain by Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith Wolfgang Hammersmith currently works with Vadium, Inc. Learn more about his role…
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    Album Leaks

  • Linkin Park – The Hunting Party

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    The Hunting Party is the upcoming sixth studio album from Linkin Park due out June 14th, 2014. This will be the bands first self-produced album and return to … The post Linkin Park – The Hunting Party appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • 50 Cent – Animal Ambition

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    After delays and drama after leaving best-friend Eminem’s Shady Aftermath label, 50 Cent is ready to unleash his fifth studio album Animal Ambition, June 3rd, 2014 via G-Unit, … The post 50 Cent – Animal Ambition appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • Michael Jackson – Xscape

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:24 am
    The Michael Jackson milking trend continues. Xscape is Michael Jackson’s twelfth studio album and second posthumous album since his death in 2009. It will be released on May … The post Michael Jackson – Xscape appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • Mariah Carey – The Art of Letting Go

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    Details have been a little bit sketchy about Mariah Carey’s highly anticipated upcoming release The Art of Letting Go. As it currently stands, the release date is scheduled … The post Mariah Carey – The Art of Letting Go appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • Lily Allen – Sheezus

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    English recording artist Lily Allen is set to release her third full-length album entitled Sheezus, May 5th, 2014 through Parlophone and Warner Bros. Sheezus is first release of … The post Lily Allen – Sheezus appeared first on Album Leaks.
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    The Standing "O" Project Singer/Songwriter Podcast

  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Richard Thompson / Jackie M / Chad & Jeremy

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:09 pm
    The April 21, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Richard Thompson performing, "The Dimming of The Day," Creativity Corner insight from Jackie M, and a Laugh O' The Day with Chad & Jeremy. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - John Fullbright / Arlene Kole / Greg Brown

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    The April 14, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features John Fullbright performing, "Me Wanting You," Creativity Corner insight from Arlene Kole, and a Laugh O' The Day with Greg Brown. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Ernest Whaley / Thomas Bien / David Francey

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    The March 31, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Ernest Whaley performing, "She's Gone," Creativity Corner insight from Thomas Bien, and a Laugh O' The Day with David Francey. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Boris McCutcheon / Robert Scheinfeld / Sarah Gillespie

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    The March 24, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Boris McCutcheon performing, "Levittown Girl," Creativity Corner insight from Robert Scheinfeld, and a Laugh O' The Day with Sarah Gillespie. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Nikki Rosetti / Essence / Glenn Frey

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    16 Mar 2014 | 8:58 am
    The March 17, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Nikki Rosetti performing "Thin Layer of Dust," Creativity Corner insight from Essence, and a Laugh O' The Day with Glenn Frey. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at…
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    SEaT Capital » Music News

  • Ella Henderson’s ‘Ghost’ Premiere

    Bradd Chambers
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    X Factor favourite Ella Henderson has finally revealed her debut single ‘Ghost.’ The ... [more]The post Ella Henderson’s ‘Ghost’ Premiere appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • Mixed Reviews For Avril Lavigne’s New Single ‘Hello Kitty’

    Bradd Chambers
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:49 am
    Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne has released the video for her latest single ‘Hello ... [more]The post Mixed Reviews For Avril Lavigne’s New Single ‘Hello Kitty’ appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • Kaiser Chiefs Announce Tour Dates

    George Moss
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    English Indie group the Kaiser Chiefs have announced two shows for 2015. They will be playing at ... [more]The post Kaiser Chiefs Announce Tour Dates appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • The Libertines To Play Hyde Park?

    Sherwin Claridge
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Rumours are rampant across the internet due to The Libertines posting a picture of Hyde Park on ... [more]The post The Libertines To Play Hyde Park? appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • McBusted at Liverpool Echo Arena: Review

    Bradd Chambers
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    McFly sent teenage girls into a frenzy last November when they announced that they’d be ... [more]The post McBusted at Liverpool Echo Arena: Review appeared first on SEaT Capital
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    Crooked Manners

  • These Sexy Madalina Pica Pics Will Increase Your Heart Rate

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Sexy Madalina Pica Pics That Will Increase Your Heart Rate Madalina Pica is quickly becoming one of our favorite super models. If looks could kill, we would already be rolling over in an early grave with our tongues still wagging. Hailing from Romania, this girl has looks that are distinctly European. If you’ve never had a crush on a Romanian chick before, consider this your first admission to the club. While we don’t know much about this exotic beauty, we do know that she could make plenty of men’s heads spin. Where did you come from, Madalina Pica? Why have you been sent…
  • Kate Upton in Zero Gravity Has Never Looked Better

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Kate Upton in Zero Gravity What guy doesn’t want to see Kate Upton in a bikini immune to the effects of Earth’s gravitational pull? A man without pulse, that’s the only acceptable answer. Sports Illustrated decided to take the smoldering hot Kate Upton well above the mile high club to capture one of the most unique swimsuit pictorials in the history of … well, swimsuits. Check out the photos below. Feels like we must be dreaming. God bless you Kate Upton!
  • Community Goes G.I. Joe

    4 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Community has always been at its best when they break all convention and adopt a completely different genre. In the comedy world this is known as mapping and Community is arguably the best. One of my favorite episodes is “Basic Lupine Urology” (Law & Order). This week Community conquered the 1980′s cartoon classic G.I. Joe where Jeff Winger experiences an existential crisis about aging and death. Having never watched the original series I can’t say how true it was the source material.  I don’t want to reveal too much about the plot but I will say that if you…
  • How I Met Your Mother Comes to A Close

    31 Mar 2014 | 5:49 pm
    While I have never watched the show, How I Met Your Mother has become the Friends of the millennial generation. Tonight marks the final episode of the not-so-groundbreaking series which launched the careers of Cobie Smulders and Neil Patrick Harris.  In fact the only person who hasn’t made a great career out of this show is the main character “Ted” played by Josh Radnor. But that is beside the point. After 208 episodes the sitcom has finally come to a close. There have been numerous inside jokes like “Legendary”, and slutty pumpkins. But I have just finished…
  • Patso Dimitrov Combines NBA Shoes with Popular Album Art

    25 Mar 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Artist and designer Patso Dimitrov has released his newest piece of work which combines NBA players’ signature shoe design with popular album art. From Lebron James and Paul George to Jay Z and Schoolboy Q, Dimitrov has designed some of the most bad-ass shoes that will hopefully one day be on the market!
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    Travel Hymns

  • A Full House of Bands – Where Music Meets Poker

    Travel Hymns
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    Poker players listen to music at the table. Notable musicians try their hand at poker. The mix of beats and cards is ever-growing as more music festivals incorporate poker into their acts. Below are some places to be in 2014 if you’re a fan of good music and good hands. American Folk Music Fest and Poker Tournament April 26-27, Calabasas, California The Music: This two-day festival features a western-themed casino night on Friday and a folk music festival on Saturday. Performers include The True Willie (Nelson) Band, Dust Bowl Revival, The Show Ponies, Modal Tease String Band, The…
  • Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 3

    Travel Hymns
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 3 Nahko and Medicine for the People Acoustic Thump-Hop Hailing from the music melting pool that is Portland, OR, the band draws influence from genres like hip hop, folk, jazz and tribal. You’ll note traces of inspiring acts like Erykah Badu and Digable Planets in their sound. Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers Rock, Soul, Alt-Country Nicki Bluhm is a skilled musician residing in the bay area. Constantly in search of new projects, she’s served as a guest-performer to Chris Robinson, Bob Weir and festival mates The Brothers Comatose. Night Terrors…
  • Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 2

    Travel Hymns
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 2 Flume Electronic, Future Garage, House Australian phenom Flume has quickly eclipsed cult status and is becoming a major draw for US audiences. Poised and ready for the limelight, there’s no telling what the ceiling is for this 20-something-year-old. Considered one of the best sets of Coachella, make sure you seize the opportunity to take in his set at Outside Lands. A must see. Gardens & Villa Indie Rock, Synth Pop A sharp and focused indie pop group out of Oregon, Gardens & Villa are quickly winning over fans with their brand of sugary…
  • Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 1

    Travel Hymns
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 1 Aer Pop, Rap Boston duo David and Carter formed what was originally known as Fresh Aer Movement after playing together in a 4-piece band, combining elements of rap and pop in the style of Sammy Adams. Arctic Monkeys Rock Years after their explosion to fame and minor lineup changes, Arctic Monkeys have become a mainstay of the rock world like predecessors Queens Of The Stone Age. They continue to enjoy major billing on US music festivals on the heels of their last sensational release, AM. Atmosphere Hip Hop Somewhat of a cult favorite among hip-hop…
  • Coachella 2014 Live Stream + Schedule

    Travel Hymns
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Coachella 2014 Live Stream *This page will be updated on April 11th The live stream of Coachella is nearly upon us! For one glorious day trapped inside the office, even those of us without wristbands will be shown the doors of the Polo Grounds to rock with some of our favorite artists. Even if you’re working for the man the weekend of the festival, you too will be faced with the heartbreaking decision of watching Arcade Fire over Disclosure. Oh, the joy! Last year was a huge year for the webcast, showcasing huge names like Smith Westerns, DIIV, Cloud Nothings, Social Distortion, James…
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    Festival Archive

  • Beaches International Jazz Festival 2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    The 2014 Beaches Jazz Festival is a 10 day free jazz festival held in Toronto, Canada during mid-late July. With roughly 1000 artists performing over 6 main stages including 50 dedicated bands for the “StreetFest” party you can see why some 1,000,000 people come to the festival each year, making it one of Toronto’s most famous festivals. For over 1,000 hours during the 2nd half of July you’ll be able […] The post Beaches International Jazz Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • San Diego Jazz Festival 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    The 2014 Payne Pest Management San Diego Jazz Festival will this year run for 3 days over the memorial day weekend at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Expected audience of 11,500 and around 25 acts in total, the San Diego Jazz Fest is a great little festival hosted on the panoramic seaside setting of the La Costa venue. Confirmed acts for this year include Jill Scott, Jonathan Butler, Norman […] The post San Diego Jazz Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    With audiences in excess of 35,000 each year, the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is now known to be one of the largest free jazz festivals on the East Coast of the USA. It’s been going strong since 1989 and is held in memory of Clifford Brown to died in a tragic car accident in 1956 at age 25 alongside his friend and promising pianist Richie […] The post DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • Moers Festival 2014

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    The 2014 Moers Festival is now in its 43rd year, with it comes a new purpose built venue and a star studded lineup with jazz artists attending from all around the world, this year with a special focus on Europe, USA and Brazilian acts. Over the years many famous musicians have attended the Moers festival including Herbie Hancock, Lester Bowie, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Archie […] The post Moers Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • DC Jazz Festival 2014

    11 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    The 2014 DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) will this year run for 6 days and marks the festivals 10th Anniversary. With over 125 performances at various clubs and venues around the city (60+ different venues), the DC Jazz Fest is expected to bring in a crowd of over 100,000. It is regarded by many to be one of the fastest growing jazz festivals in the USA. […] The post DC Jazz Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
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    Where It's A-T

  • Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Getting to Know the Band and Addressing Volume

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    We’re excited to welcome guest blogger Steve Lagudi back to Where it’s A-T, with a fresh installment of posts centered on “Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting.” In case you missed his first series on Miking Live Drums, you can read it here. In my previous blog posts I discussed my approach to drums. […]The post Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Getting to Know the Band and Addressing Volume appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Introducing Our New Gaming Headsets: ATH-ADG1 and ATH-AG1

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Audio-Technica is very excited to announce its foray into the world of gaming headsets. We’ve funneled more than 50 years of expert sound research into these headphones for the gamer who cares about quality sound. With the release of the ATH-ADG1 and ATH-AG1 Gaming Headsets, we bring the concept of virtual reality home. The immersive […]The post Introducing Our New Gaming Headsets: ATH-ADG1 and ATH-AG1 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Audio-Technica Hits the Streets at SXSW 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    Since its inception in 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) has rapidly grown into one of the biggest multimedia events in the world. People from far corners of the world flock to SXSW in greater numbers each year to share in the excitement. In March, Audio-Technica was fortunate to have a booth during the festival. We […]The post Audio-Technica Hits the Streets at SXSW 2014 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • 3 Multi-Mic Combinations for Recording Electric Guitar

    3 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    There are several multi-microphone techniques that can help refine your guitar sound while recording.  Here are a few tips to take your sound to the next level.. 1.         Two Dynamic Mics Try positioning two dynamic microphones on one speaker. In this arrangement, we’re using two ATM650 dynamic microphones. The first microphone is aimed straight ahead […]The post 3 Multi-Mic Combinations for Recording Electric Guitar appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Stops to Make Music at NAMM

    1 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    We love talking about our friends at The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus who are traveling the globe to provide students with free studio time. The Lennon Bus is committed to providing these students and their schools with personalized, customized studio sessions where they get a crash course in writing, recording and producing music. The […]The post The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Stops to Make Music at NAMM appeared first on Where It's A-T.
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  • 9 Coachella tips for first-timers

    Sean Panganiban
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:46 pm
    –This article was contributed by Sean Panganiban. You can reach him at Seanpangs10[at] – For the past 6 years of my life I’ve lived and breathed... The post 9 Coachella tips for first-timers appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Coachella 2014 pool parties and after parties

    Evan Thomas
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Updated 4/9/14 – Zero Gravity After Party, Cosmic Stardust and Influential House added Coachella pool parties and after parties have been growing in number and size... The post Coachella 2014 pool parties and after parties appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Coachella 2014: 5 artists to catch in the Yuma Tent

    Evan Thomas
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    The Yuma Tent–which hosts both rising stars and the biggest names in “underground” dance music–was one of the most welcomed upgrades at Coachella last year,... The post Coachella 2014: 5 artists to catch in the Yuma Tent appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup: The good, the bad, and the ugly

    Zach Silva
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    –Long-time Lollapalooza fan and TravelGrom contributor Zach Silva breaks down this year’s lineup.– This past week, Lollapalooza released its tickets (and subsequently sold them... The post Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup: The good, the bad, and the ugly appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Coachella Camping Tips & Checklist

    Evan Thomas
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Wondering what to bring to Coachella?  Whether you are camping or staying in a hotel, this article is designed to keep you safe, cool... The post Coachella Camping Tips & Checklist appeared first on TravelGrom.
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    Latest News, Music News, Tour Dates, Festival Dates, Headliners - Gigs and Festivals

  • ABBA To Release 40th Anniversary Collections

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    ABBA will mark the 40th Anniversary of their spectacular win at the Eurovision Song Contest with two commemorative releases. Following the release of the Deluxe Edition of Waterloo, ABBA Gold is being re-released in a special edition, a 3-CD set, including a selection of B sides tracklisted and hand-picked by ABBA. In addition is ABBA The Singles, a superb boxed set, comprising 40 vinyl singles originally released during the period 1972-1982. ABBA Gold has currently sold some 30 million copies around the world and in the UK last year, it overtook The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper on the all-time…
  • The Blow Monkeys To Headline Lechlade Festival

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    The Blow Monkeys are headlining the main stage at Lechlade Festival on Sunday 25th May. The new-wave 80’s band blazed an iconic trail across the 1980's, led by the charismatic singer songwriter Robert Howard (aka Dr Robert). Last year, Cherry Red Records successfully re-issued the band’s first 2 albums with a special “deluxe edition” of the iconic “She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter” from 1987. Complete with unreleased demos and bountiful remixes, the album features some of the band’s biggest hits including the UK top 5 “It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way” plus the BBC banned…
  • Paul Weller Unveils Kaleidoscopic New Video

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Paul Weller has unveiled the kaleidoscopic new video for ‘Brand New Toy’. The track had been recorded especially for this year's Record Store Day, and will also feature on Paul's forthcoming compilation 'More Modern Classics' which is released on June 2nd. 'More Modern Classics' is a quality stylish collection featuring tracks taken from Paul’s albums of the last 15 years of his solo career. The long awaited follow up to 1998’s “Modern Classics” which showcased the first part of Paul Weller’s successful solo career, the following 15 years have seen a constant artistic high. From…
  • Frightened Rabbit To Headline 2000 Trees

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    Frightened Rabbit have been announced as the Saturday main stage headliner for this year’s 2000 Trees Festival. Also announced are Blood Red Shoes are also set to perform, along with America’s Trash Talk, EMPIRE, Gorgeous George, Sam ‘Get Cape’ Duckworth (solo), Little Matador, Delta Sleep, The St. Pierre Snake Invasion, Thrill Collins, Eugene Quell, The Common Tongues, I, the Lion and Wild Cat Strike. Scott Hutchison, lead singer of Frightened Rabbit, said: “We are so excited to be returning to 2000trees this year. It was such a memorable show for us last time, the crowd was in…
  • Neil Young Announces New Album

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    span style="font-weight: bold;">Neil Young will release a CD, digital album and a limited edition deluxe box set of his recent vinyl album ‘A Letter Home’ on May 26th. The box set is an expanded version of the vinyl edition that was first released by Jack White’s Third Man Records to tie-in with Record Store Day on April 21st. Young recorded the collection of covers with White on a refurbished 1947 Voice-O-Graph recording booth at Third Man's Nashville headquarters. He describes the album as: "an unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient…
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    Intern Like A Rockstar

  • Country Radio Internship with Cafe Nashville

    Katie Reilly
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Cafe Nashville is an internationally syndicated, country music radio show broadcast from Music Row in Nashville, TN.Requirements:MultitaskingMaintaining a positive attitude Operating Pro Tools (must have experience)Creating radio imaging (from sound fx)Editing a radio talk show(cutting out pointless content while maintaining flow and intelligibility)Being very organizedThe time commitment is 3-5 days a week and 4-6 hours a day but is moderately flexible.The intern would work out of our Nashville office.To Apply: Please email your resume to …
  • Marketing Internship with Croshal Entertainment Group in Agoura Hills, CA

    Katie Reilly
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    The Croshal Entertainment Group is an LA-based entertainment management and marketing company, established in 2003, that provides a blend of full services to artists, managers, record labels, and corporate brands. We have worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, and always strive to protect the artists vision, integrity, and brand. Currently in our 10th year, we have helped our artists/clients maximize their potential and with combined efforts having helped them sell over 4 million records (independently) while creating new revenue streams along the…
  • Internship Opportunities with WXPN in Philadelphia, PA

    Katie Reilly
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Here's a fantastic opportunity with non-commercial radio tastemaker WXPN in Philadelphia. The station has helped to break countless artists in the worlds of folk, alternative, rock, contemporary, blues, indie, and everything in between. It's actually one of the places I interned so I can say with certainty it's a great place to be. The station is situated in the heart of University City in Philadelphia in the same building as World Cafe Live- which means you're always near live music and fantastic food. Plus, the station hosts a major festival every summer with both up-and-coming…
  • Internship Opportunities with Roulette in Brooklyn

    Katie Reilly
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    Here's a fantastic opportunity at a really cool performance space in Brooklyn for anyone interested in audio engineering, non-profit work, marketing and communication, or video. If you're not familiar with Roulette check out some of their fantastic press such as this piece in NY Mag and this one in the New York Times.Roulette offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates throughout the year. This unique opportunity provides working knowledge of a non-profit music venue with access to some of the world’s most exciting contemporary composers and musicians.Roulette…
  • NABef Career Fair in Las Vegas

    Katie Reilly
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Want to Work in TV or Radio? Don’t miss the largest broadcast Career FairWednesday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the Las Vegas Hotel.   Meet with recruiters from Beasley Broadcast Group, Gannett, ESPN, Turner Broadcasting System and many other broadcast companies!Jobs available include media sales, broadcast technology, management or TV/radio on-airFree onsite career coaching and information sessions to help jumpstart your careerVeterans support center with representatives from Hire our Heroes, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and  private…
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    CEM: Music News, New Music, Pro Audio Gear, Mixing, Mastering, NAMM, and more!

  • Venue Review: The Merrow

    Cory Barclay
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The Merrow is located in the pleasant, popping town of Hillcrest. It used to be called the Ruby Room, which was an eclectic art-bar of sorts owned by a guy named Sam. They were the premier live music venue in Hillcrest, offering up many genres of music on any given night, with eerie and interesting paintings decorating the walls. Alas, the Ruby Room closed their doors in late 2013 and changed ownership.Walking into the new Merrow makes me reminisce on all the good times I had at the Ruby Room. Looking around, I notice that besides the name, the place has not changed much. They kept many of…
  • Fargen Amplification’s High Gain Classic 50

    Steven Fies
    5 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    SACRAMENTO, CA – To celebrate their 15th anniversary, Fargen Amplification is now offering a limited edition High Gain Classic 50. The anniversary edition will be limited to five pieces in red, five pieces in white and five pieces in blue for a total of 15. A matching 212 speaker cabinet is also available. The amps are available through select authorized dealers or directly from the Fargen website.High Gain Classic 5012AX7 tube buffered FX loop with true bypass switch, Foot switchable dual master volume (rhythm/lead) Custom 50W transformer set SoZo vintage style…
  • Venue Review: Kensington Club

    June Owatari
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Kensington Club holds nostalgic threads to my heart. Oh, I remember my free-wheeling days when I would head down to that dark creepy bar for karaoke and Rock Band nights. This rural girl was scared and titillated by my first few forays into the "true dive bar" (those are the words of San Diego Reader, not mine). But the vodka sodas and the other crap I used to drink tided me over. Soon, trips to Ken Club were an adventure. My return trip always involved an hour or so on the swings in the park nearby.Situated right in the heart of "downtown" Kensington, Ken Club is not only a dive bar, but…
  • SUN GOD SEVEN - Spend Another Day

    Steven Fies
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Sun God Seven is a group from Metairie, LA ranked #1 in Rock in their area on ReverbNation.  They are definitely worth a moment of your time when you get a chance to check them out.Sun God Seven was conceived in the summer of 2012 between Sun God and Glenn 7. These two artists go back 25 yrs having cut their teeth in the same music scene in New Orleans.  Sun God moved away from New Orleans to pursue his career in an all original rock act in Houston, TX.  That band Downtown Bruno garnered a huge fan base in The Houston area and attracted the attention of Pace concerts which has…
  • Venue Review: Soda Bar, San Diego, CA

    June Owatari
    12 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Soda Bar is one of my favorite venues in San Diego. It's small enough to be intimate, yet big enough and well-known enough to have national acts come through. It helps that they have a finger on the pulse of the local scene too, often featuring local bands like Burning of Rome, Gloomsday, and more. They usually have shows booked 7 days a week with few exceptions, and music ranges from your grungiest, loudest punk to straight up electronic dance.The venue is divided into two main sections, with the bar being the dividing line between the two. On the bar-facing side, the room is lined with…
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  • Iggy Azalea Opens ‘New Classic’ Tour in Boston + MORE

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    24 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Iggy Azalea Opens ‘New Classic’ Tour in Boston – Hotel Iggy is now open for business. Following her opening slots on tours with Beyoncé, Nas, and Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea launched her first headlining tour in Boston on Wednesday. The Aussie rap sensation transformed the House of Blues […]
  • Blur frontman sorry for BDO no-show + MORE

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  • ‘Hurricane’: For Bob Dylan, Rubin Carter fight was personal + MORE

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      Today’s News & Buzz   Kylie Minogue’s “Golden Boy”: Listen To The Record Store Day Song – As is often the case, hindsight is 20/20, and this has several Kylie Minogue fans pondering why scrapped Kiss Me Once track “Golden Boy” — once destined to be a Japanese bonus track — was relegated to […]
  • James Blunt: Moon Landing Tour, Royal Albert Hall, review: 'a brilliant entertainer' + MORE

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      Today’s News & Buzz   Chris Martin: Everyone has challenges – Chris Martin has gushed over how talented British-Irish boyband One Direction are. Continue Reading On » Jeff Austin to Leave Yonder Mountain String Band to Pursue Solo Career – Yonder Mountain String Band have announced that Jeff Austin will be […]
  • Dizzee Rascal & Jessie J confirm Fusion + MORE

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      Today’s News & Buzz   ArtsBeat: Rock in Rio Festival Coming to Las Vegas Next Year – The huge Brazilian music festival will come to the United States in 2015. Continue Reading On » Chromeo Performed Party Anthem “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel’: Watch – Fresh from two triumphant […]
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    22 Apr 2014 | 2:09 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   First listen: Michael Jackson's posthumous 'Xscape' – The eight tracks, recorded between 1983 and 1999, capture MJ in fine, familiar voice. Continue Reading On » Courtney Love: ‘I owe my career to drag queens’ – IN a revealing new interview, the rocker credits her gay fans […]
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    21 Apr 2014 | 1:40 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter: The man who could have been champion of the world – and the Bob Dylan song that immortalised him – It was an injustice that inspired Bob Dylan to write his final furious protest song about a specific, real-life case at the height of influence […]
  • Atomic Kitten, East 17 And All Saints Arena Tour Cancelled + MORE

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      Today’s News & Buzz   Spirit of Professor Longhair alive at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – NEW ORLEANS High above the biggest stage at this city’s annual Jazz and Heritage Festival hangs a three-dimensional sculpture with a likeness of a piano player gazing out at the 400,000 concertgoers who congregate here […]