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  • May J. - Amazing Grace

    Tauseya - Lyrics in Your Language
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    Amazing grace! how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I s......
  • Choose Your Own Coldplay Adventure With 'Ink' Video News
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    When Coldplay announced their upcoming CD/DVD set Ghost Stories Live 2014, complete with music videos for nearly every Ghost Stories track, a clip for the studio version of "Ink" was noticeably absent. That's because you need a computer to play along as the band unveiled their "choose your own adventure" journey for the heartbreaking......
  • James Franco Exhibits Semi-Provacative Animal Art in London

    Paste - Recently Added
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    James Franco Exhibits Semi-Provacative Animal Art in London
  • Will Liberty and SiriusXM Merge

    Spencer Osborne
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    The question of what Liberty intends to do with its stake in SiriusXM is always not far from the surface of any discussion relative to the satellite radio provider.  With the recent moves and spin-off’s that Liberty Media has made, the concept becomes even more interesting.  With the cable side of Liberty already spun off, the Liberty media entity that is involved with SiriusXM is “cleaner” than it ever has been.  These days Liberty media is a 56% stake in SiriusXM, a 27% stake in Live Nation, the Atlanta Braves, and several small stakes in other companies.  Meanwhile…
  • Ariana Grande Responds To Bette Midler's Diss

    Starpulse Entertainment News - Music News
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    Earlier this week Bette Midler criticized Ariana Grande for relying on her sex appeal to sell music, and the young star has finally responded to the criticism. Read More >
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    Kings of A&R

  • Building the Team: Getting an attorney

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    At Kings of A&R, we get a lot of questions from  artists about how to build their team, especially when and how to get a good entertainment lawyer. We spoke with Ben McLane from McLane & Wong to get some answers to these commonly asked questions. Ben McLane has published articles on the music business in magazines and books including, Alternative Press, & Billboard Encyclopedia of Record Producers, and spoke at numerous music and entertainment/media conferences worldwide, including SXSW and NAMM. He has participated in numerous and diverse projects involving, but not limited to,…
  • The Blues and Greys

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Buzz Track: Secrets to Shadows Hailing from Santa Barbara, California, The Blues and Greys infuse indie rock with electronic elements to create a dark pop backdrop over which the unique and ethereal voice of front woman Lindsey Waldon shines. The Blues and Greys have been featured on The Huffington Post, MTV, Absolute Punk and featuring their debut Bright Lights EP they released Fall 2013. The band has been featured in national commercials and performed New Noise Music Festival alongside national acts such as Cherub, Dawes, and a sold out show with Norway’s Lemaitre…
  • The Best Selling iTunes Songs within last 24 hours

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Hozier “Take Me To Church” 22,355 downloads Mark Ronson “Uptown Funk” 14,523 downloads Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” 13,281 downloads Sam Smith “I’m Not The Only One” 11,732 downloads Pentatonix “Mary Did You Know?” 8,379 downloads
  • Jared & The Mill

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    Kings favorite Jared & The Mill continue to impress with their popular track Breath Me In. They kicked off their fall tour alongside Canadian singer-songwriter Alexz Johnson and Patrick Droney. They hit the road in June 2014 with Barry Gibb performing for thousands of fans across the country at sold-out shows. They have also shared the stage with notable artists including Flogging Molly, Cake, The Killers, Y La Bamba, Joe Pug, Horse Feathers, and playing at Summerfest 2014 in Milwaukee with The Zac Brown Band. They are currently working on their next EP, which is slated for release in…
  • Ed Prosek

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    Buzz Track: Hold On Tight Californian singer-songwriter Ed Prosek is creating a buzz with his latest work. His latest track “Hold On Tight” hit 100,000 plays in less than 3 weeks, and reached #1 on Hype Machine. With comparisons to James Vincent McMorrow, Patrick Watson, George Ezra and Ben Howard, he has dramatically announced himself as one to watch on the scene. Prosek has toured the UK, the West Coast of the US and Germany and just completed a 12 date UK Tour that took him all the way up to Aberdeen. Ed Prosek is an artist to watch… Contact:…
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  • Relentless Live 2014: Interview with Zane Lowe

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Without a doubt a pioneer and representative of modern music, I managed to sit down with Zane Lowe again for a chat about what he loves and craves most, the music. With a genuine care and attitude towards supporting artists and musicians, he spends every moment living and breathing music. We caught up before his DJ set at Relentless Live, to discuss his Drive re-score, Spotify and much more. AltSounds: How does it feel to be back at Relentless Live one year later? Zane: It's a different vibe, last year we were sprawling into multiple rooms and you're not quite sure where you have to be at a…
  • Springtime Carnivore announces 2015 tour dates

    Jeremy Daniel
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The debut album from Springtime Carnivore, aka Los Angeles-based Greta Morgan, is out now on Aquarium Drunkard's Autumn Tone Records. Produced by Morgan and Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Black Keys, The Shins), the album crackles with warmth and employs faded strings, blown-out drums, fuzzy guitars, and pawnshop keyboards to adorn widescreen vocals. It builds on a foundation of classic folk and pop songwriting, synthesizing those roots with capricious production that turns and careens unexpectedly, casting her melodic songs in varied light and from surprising angles. The songs sound familiar…
  • WATCH | Fat White Family - 'Is It Raining In Your Mouth?'

    Jeremy Daniel
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Fat White Family are the greatest young rock band in the UK and this probably extends to the rest of the world as well. For a band that only really coalesced as the Fat White Family in 2011, the six piece have already got several once-in-a-lifetime/ ‘OMG – were you there?’ gigs under their belt. One such show, in December of last year, the band rattled the walls of the legendary 100 Club in London, thus aligning themselves with the numerous legends who have trod the very same stage. Photo Credit: Roger Sargent The band summoned up the feral electric skronk blues of The Magic Band and…
  • Reading & Leeds Announce Metallica As First Headliner Plus More Acts For 2015

    Jack Stovin
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Reading & Leeds Festivals are excited to announce undisputed global superstars Metallica as the first headliners for 2015 in a UK Festival Exclusive performance. James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Rob Trujillo will take to the Main Stage next August Bank Holiday Weekend to provide a defining moment of the 2015 festival season. Returning to the prestigious headline spot for a record fourth time in 2015, the band have a rich history at the Festivals, having first headlined Reading Festival 18 years ago. With a career spanning over three decades and more than 110 million records…
  • Dais Records to re-issue William S. Burrough's "Nothing Here Now But The Recordings"

    Jeremy Daniel
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    In 1980, Genesis P-Orridge and Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson (then of Throbbing Gristle renown) travelled to New York City to meet up at the fortified apartment, known as The Bunker, of famed beat writer and cultural pioneer William S. Burroughs and his executor James Grauerholz to starting the daunting task to compile the experimental sounds works of Burroughs, which, up until that point, had never been heard. During those visits, Burroughs would play back his tape recorder experiments featuring his spoken word “cut-ups”, collaged field recordings from his travels and his flirtations…
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  • These Aren't the Droids (Neko Case Ellie Kemper Kelly Hogan)

    Zawash (/music/member/Zawash)
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    YT: From 2776 - an epic music/comedy look at America's past, present and future featuring over 80 comedians, musicians and actors, from Neko and Kelly to Patton Oswalt, Reggie Watts, Aimee Mann and dozens more. All proceeds from the song and the album go to support OneKid OneWorld (, an acclaimed international organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children in need, through targeted micro-projects such as building schools in Kenya and El Salvador. Buy the album on iTunes:…
  • Pink Floyd - Louder Than Words

    Zawash (/music/member/Zawash)
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Louder Than Words, from Pink Floyds newest (and last) album, The Endless River
  • Dancing On The Walls Of City Hall for Art+Soul Festival

    oritteropo (/music/member/oritteropo)
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    YouTube Description: Bandaloop dancers Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber take vertical choreography to new heights on Oakland's City Hall during the Art + Soul Festival. For more visit: Instagram: @bandalooping Special thanks to Thomas Cavanagh. Music William Ryan Fritch "Hopeless Romantic" Link to buy: (via
  • The No Rhyme Rap

    nock (/music/member/nock)
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Fed up with rap lyrics that sorta rhyme, but not really? Well this guy is.
  • Zeus vs Thor - Epic Rap Battles of History season 4

    Zawash (/music/member/Zawash)
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Zeus vs Thor - a Minifig battle!
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    Unreality TV

  • Matthew McConaughey In Talks To Play Villain Randall Flagg in Stephen King’s THE STAND

    Damen Norton
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
    If you were a child of the late eighties/early nineties, and you liked to read, then you know that Stephen King was a rock star.  It seems strange to achieve such a coveted status as an author, but his ability to pen extremely creepy tales that lingered in your subconscious gripped the world and made him a bona fide legend.  To this day, he still maintains an extremely voracious fan base, and his books have become fodder for big screen adaptations, with notable works like The Shining and The Shawshank Redemption earning great critical acclaim.  One of his most memorable books is gracing…
  • Christian Bale Is Jealous That Ben Affleck Is Playing Batman

    Damen Norton
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Stop for a second and think about the number of times you’ve had a conversation with a friend in which you debate which actor played the best version of Batman?  Even though you have a small sample size, and you’ve provided your choice previously, you still constantly argue why your guy is the best guy.  Nine times out of ten, the conversation usually involves Michael Keaton (who played him in Tim Burton’s version) and Christian Bale (who played him in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy).  I call it an even split, but I always lean more toward Bale.  His gravelly voice,…
  • WATCH: Hugh Jackman Leads All-Star Cast In Joe Wright’s PAN

    Damen Norton
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Despite the fact that it’s a story which has existed for decades, Peter Pan is suddenly all the rage in show business.  Last year, the ABC series Once Upon A Time resurrected the character for a full-season arc, but they used him as a merciless villain who was cunning, mercurial, and downright evil.  Next month, NBC will broadcast a live version of the classic tale starring Allison Williams (HBO’s Girls), and Oscar-winner Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, in the same format as their previous live broadcast, The Sound Of Music.  There are also several Peter Pan-related…
  • WATCH: Chris Pratt Takes On Intelligent Dinosaurs In First JURASSIC WORLD Trailer

    Damen Norton
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park was a ground-breaking achievement in modern-filmmaking, realizing the earliest potential of visual effects, and bringing dinosaurs to life in a spectacular fashion.  The movie is a classic, and it wound up becoming one of the most successful films of the 90’s – hell, it is one of the most successful films of all time.  Spielberg tried to recapture the magic with a sequel – the disastrous The Lost World – but that one failed to connect with audiences, much like Joe Johnston’s third installment, Jurassic Park 3.  Many…
  • Emily Blunt Says She’s Open To Playing CAPTAIN MARVEL In 2018

    Damen Norton
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Marvel Studios understands that in order for their films to work, they have to play any and all new developments close to the vest.  It’s a practice that has worked well for them, sparking the imaginations of fanboys all across the globe, who take to forums and message boards to nominate their candidates for who should play a particular character.  This process is commonly known as “fancasting”, and while it doesn’t always work, it does help producers and filmmakers uncover actors or actresses whom they previously would not have thought of.Such is the case with the…
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  • Watch Dev Hynes Sing The Strokes’ “You Only Live Once” With Julian Casablancas + The Voidz In NYC

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Last night, Dev Hynes opened for Julian Casablancas + The Voidz at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The two have been working together quite a bit recently: Hynes also did a Blood Orange set at the Tyranny album release show at Shea Stadium and they had a long talk with each other on Hynes’ radio show a few months back. During last night’s concert, Hynes came out on stage during the Voidz set and performed the Strokes’ track “You Only Live Once” with the band. Watch video of that below. Read More...
  • Questlove And Chris Rock Talk Black Bar Mitzvah Music, Joe Jackson, & The Top Five Soundtrack

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Chris Rock’s new film Top Five — which was produced by Kanye and Jay Z — hits theaters next month. Questlove served as the movie’s music producer, and The New York Times sat down for a talk with both of them behind the scenes of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. They had a fascinating conversation: Questlove recalls a recent experience when he was hired to DJ a black bar mitzvah and was unprepared (“I had nothing but 5 Seconds of Summer and Taylor Swift, and I had to scrap everything and get clean Nicki, clean Wayne, clean Drake,” he says), they discuss…
  • Mudhoney’s Guy Maddison Discusses His Day Job As A Registered Nurse

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Mudhoney have been around for over two decades and released nine albums, but that doesn’t mean the whole band can (or wants to) quit their day jobs. Bassist Guy Maddison — who has been with the band since 2001 — works as a registered nurse and splits his time between that and playing with the band. In a new interview with University Of Washington’s NewsBeat publication, he sheds some light on how he juggles his two jobs. “For me, music is more of an area of fun and entertainment,” he explains. “Nursing fills a different space; it is a career. My time…
  • Wu-Tang Clan – “A Better Tomorrow”

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    (Most of) Wu-Tang Clan performed on Letterman last night and they’ve followed that up by releasing the title track from their forthcoming album A Better Tomorrow. The track samples the Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes and Teddy Pendergrass collaboration “Wake Up Everybody.” It follows a long string of singles that have included “Ron O’Neal,” “Ruckus In B Minor,” and “Necklace.” Listen below. Read More...
  • Kid Rock Admits His Last Album Was Bad, Targets “Coldplay, Coachella, Social Media, And Hipsters” On New One

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Kid Rock — alleged possessor of glass dildos, singer of songs — will release his tenth album, First Kiss, early next year. In advance of the new record, Rolling Stone sat down with the aging rocker to get a preview. And he’s angry about a lot of things! First off, he admits that his 2012 album Rebel Soul was bad — “I didn’t spend enough time on it at all,” he says — but insists that the new album contains one of the best songs he’s ever written. Kid Rock also describes a few specific tracks on the album. One, called “Good Times And…
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  • Will Liberty and SiriusXM Merge

    Spencer Osborne
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    The question of what Liberty intends to do with its stake in SiriusXM is always not far from the surface of any discussion relative to the satellite radio provider.  With the recent moves and spin-off’s that Liberty Media has made, the concept becomes even more interesting.  With the cable side of Liberty already spun off, the Liberty media entity that is involved with SiriusXM is “cleaner” than it ever has been.  These days Liberty media is a 56% stake in SiriusXM, a 27% stake in Live Nation, the Atlanta Braves, and several small stakes in other companies.  Meanwhile…
  • October Auto Sales Top Expectations

    Spencer Osborne
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    October saw auto sales beat expectations as October of 2014 was the best October seen in many years.  Sales came in at an impressive 1.277 million, an improvement over the 1.203 million sold in October of 2013.  The news sets up a good start to the Q4 numbers and should also bode well for SiriusXM Satellite Radio.  The SAAR for October of 2014 was 16.5 million.  This is not the highest SAAR we have seen this year, but it is in the top side of monthly SAAR’s during the year.  Truck sales seemed to lead the way. Most automakers saw month over month gains.  The year to date total on…
  • SiriusXM Earnings Look Good, But Look Deeper

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

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

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

  • Little Moses

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:32 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: Little Moses – Click To Play This spiritual was made popular by the Carter Family. A.P. Carter had learned it from his aunt Myrtle Bays who had learned it from her mother. It goes back a long way! Lyrics: Away by the river so clear The ladies were […]
  • Henry Lee

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

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

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

    1 Jul 2014 | 2:27 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: Hard Times of Old England – Click To Play As Camilla and I prepare for our extensive Concert Tour through the UK, The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, I’m reminded of this song. As part of the Folk Process, I’ve replaced the last line: “And soon I’ll have occasion […]
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    XLR8R News and Features

  • Four Tet, John Talabot, Jamie xx, and Koreless Soundtrack Short Film; Watch It Now

    XLR8R Magazine
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    London-based artist and poet Sofia Mattioli (who was behind the video for Jamie xx's "Sleep Sound" single earlier this year) and long-time collaborator Rebecca Salvadori have put together a new short film entitled Continuum, for which Jamie xx, Four Tet, John Talbot, and Koreless have contributed short original productions to serve as the soundtrack. read more
  • Permanent Vacation Preps Debut LP from Lake People

    XLR8R Magazine
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Munich's Permanent Vacation outpost has detailed plans to issue the forthcoming debut LP from Lake People. read more
  • Window "See See (Matrixxman Remix)"

    XLR8R Magazine
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Originally released in digital form in 2011 and 2012 respectively, Montreal producer Window's Immersed and Strands EPs are set to be combined into a single cassette release via Stateside label Crash Symbols, who have also collected a number of new remixes for the occasion. Set to join reworks from the likes of Aria Rostami and Gives, among others, is this remix from former XLR8R podcast contributor Matrixxman. An R&B-soaked piece of somewhat frantic beatwork in its original form, Matrixxman reshapes Window's "See See" production into a lurching dancefloor affair, one bathed in icy pads…
  • Stream Ike Release's Upcoming Debut LP for MOS

    XLR8R Magazine
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    Ahead of its release next week, Noir—the debut full-length from Chicago native Ike Release—can now be streamed in full. read more
  • Ask the Experts: Mr. Oizo

    XLR8R Magazine
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, this month's edition of Ask the Experts is arriving a few days early, but its rushed appearance doesn't mean the knowledge being imparted by Mr. Oizo (a.k.a. Quentin Dupieux) is any less potent. The well-traveled producer and filmmaker is fresh off the release of a new album, The Church, which was recently issued by Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label. And while the LP's surfacing has undoubtedly kept him busy, Mr. Oizo still made the time to sift through the avalanche of questions we received from XLR8R readers and answer the ones that most…
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  • EP REVIEW: Red Jacket Mine, “Pure Delight”

    Rob Ross
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    This new 6 song mini-album follows up the stellar 2013 release Someone Else’s Cake. Where that album had varied styles of what could be deemed as “classic power pop”, Pure Delight is an even stronger mix, especially with the top-notch sound.  Quality production by Johnny Sangster brings these songs to even bigger heights and liveliness. Guided by singer/songwriter Lincoln Barr, this now-four piece kicks things off in fine ’70’s rock style, a la Radio City with the title track, complete with falsetto “ooh ooh”‘s that work perfectly, along with…
  • TV on DVD Review: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Volume XXXI

    Dan Wiencek
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Ah, Thanksgiving — that yearly ritual of coma-inducing food, awkward conversation with scarcely seen relatives and, if you come from a certain kind of family, hours and hours of cheesy movies, expertly skewered by Joel (or Mike) and the ‘bots on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Thanksgiving and MST3K have always gone hand in hand: the first episode ever broadcast went out on Thanksgiving Day, 1988, on KTMA in Minneapolis, and during the height of the show’s popularity on Comedy Central, the network ceded its entire Thanksgiving schedule to MST3K to run the beloved Turkey Day…
  • CD REVIEWS: Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, “Sun Zoom Spark 1970 – 1972″ (4 disc boxset)

    Rob Ross
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    The music and artistry of Don Van Vliet, known to all and sundry as Captain Beefheart is very black and white – there are no greys here – you either love it and take it to your soul from the first listen onward or you run screaming and never want to hear the name or the sounds emanating from his ensemble, The Magic Band, ever again.  I’ve been in the camp of the former since I was 15 or so, when I was first introduced to the man via the eye-opening appearance he did on “Saturday Night Live” in ’81 (performing “Hothead” and “Ashtray…
  • BOOK REVIEW: Matthew Phillion, ‘The Indestructibles: Breakout’

    Pete Chianca
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    My fellow Gatehouse Media editor Matt Phillion is at it again: “The Indestructibles: Breakout” (PFP Publishing), his sequel to last spring’s young adult superhero saga “The Indestructibles,” comes hot on the heels of the last installment. But in this one, Phillion is unencumbered by the need to introduce all the characters and bring them together, “Avengers”-style, into a cohesive fighting force. And he uses that built-in momentum to send his story into the stratosphere, pretty much literally, right out of the gate. The result is the equivalent of a “Superman II” or…
  • The Vinyl Diaries: Various Artists, “American Hustle”

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This Friday is Black Friday, the uniquely American occasion in which citizens of all economic stripes and strata are encouraged to spend as much money as they can afford—unless they want to spend more than that; they’re encouraged to do that, too—enticed by merchants and markets that offer their wares at ridiculously early hours and markedly lowered prices. ‘Scuse me while I stifle a yawn. I admit, I used to enjoy Black Friday. A lot. Loved going to K-Mart with my old man at the then-stupid-early hour of 6:00 AM (which is laughably late today), or heading to the mall with my friends…
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    The KEXP Blog

  • Record Store Day Black Friday 2014 Preview

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This Friday, November 29th, is Black Friday, and there’s nothing more pleasing than the rich grooves of black vinyl that you can score at record stores this week Record Store Day Black Friday! Just like the annual Record Store Day event in April, this Friday, you can score some exclusive, limited-edition releases at your local mom-and-pop record stores. It’s a great opportunity to kick off your holiday shopping, AND help independent business move sales into “the black,” as they say. KEXP spotlights some of our highlights below, but check out the complete list in this…
  • Wednesday Music News

    Janice Headley
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    photos by Matthew B. Thompson (view set) Mark Lanegan shares a gorgeous new video for the track “Floors Of The Ocean” from his most-recent release, Phantom Radio. The abstract clip features ominous-looking storm clouds, as menacing and alluring as Lanegan’s voice itself. You can watch him perform more songs from the album in this KEXP in-studio session here. [Under the Radar] UK singer/producer James Blake gives his own unique soulful spin to the Gorillaz hit “Feel Good Inc.” There’s no timestamp on the mix, but it resurfaced in a recent Fabriclive episode…
  • Live Video: HAM at Iceland Airwaves

    Jim Beckmann
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    photo by Jim Bennett (view set) We are HAM! If you aren’t yet, that’s okay. HAM is legend. It took years of inactivity to become the rock icons they are today. Following the Icelandic doom metal band’s prolific years, from 1988 to 1994, their legion of fans grew, until finally their members stepped aside from their other careers — some in politics — long enough to release 2011’s Svik, harmur, dauði (Betrayal, Tragedy and Death), some sixteen years after their last. Still, their performances have been as rare as the spiritual union of two rustic hermits…
  • Song of the Day: Meatbodies – Mountain

    Jim Beckmann
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    photo by Matthew B. Thompson Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Mountain” by Meatbodies from the 2014 self-titled album on In the Red Records. Meatbodies – Mountain (MP3) If you’re like us and can’t get enough of the LA garage rock scene — Ty Segall, King Tuff, Mikal Cronin,…
  • KEXP Suggests: SUB POP USA Book Launch Party 11/29

    Susan Hood
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    We love music. We love books about music. And we love parties with music, which makes this Saturday, November 29th kind of a dream come true. Celebrate the recent publication of Bruce Pavitt’s SUB POP USA: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology, 1980-1988, at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery with tunes spun by Beat Happening front man and K Records founder Calvin Johnson. If SUB POP USA: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology, 1980-1988 isn’t at the top of your holiday wish list, it should be. The book chronicles the first eight years of Sub Pop, which started out as a fanzine,…
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    Create Digital Music

  • Maschine 2.2 Proves Playability Matters: Scales, Chords, Arp for Your Pads

    Peter Kirn
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    There are plenty of things computer drum machines / groove workstations can do to show off. There are plenty of long feature lists they might add. But actually coming up with something you can play? That’s what can really make music better in the studio and live. And that’s why Maschine 2.2 is a welcome update. First off, let’s admit something. Amidst all the clever functionality with grid-based controllers, there’s something that remains useful about a big, 4×4 grid of pads and MPC-style workflows for certain kinds of music. Those bigger targets don’t…
  • Numerology 4 is the Deep Modular Sequencer You Didn’t Know You Needed [Mac]

    Peter Kirn
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Numerology is a ray of hope, proof that there’s more than one way to build software for making music live and in the studio. Instead of locking you into yet another multitrack recorder, it’s an open canvas for combining sequencers into note-making machines. But maybe the idea of using some idiosyncratic modular step-sequencing environment just hadn’t quite won you over. Quietly working away in New Mexico, developer Jim Coker has been working away on a new Numerology to change your mind. What’s different about this fourth revision? Well, a whole lot of details, but here…
  • ROLI, Makers of Seaboard Instrument, Just Bought The Leading C++ Audio Framework

    Peter Kirn
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    Here’s some important news that might impact you – even though you may never have heard of either the instrument maker or know anything about code libraries. Bear with us. But an experimental instrument builder and design shop just acquired the most popular framework used by audio developers, a set of free and open source gems. The film explaining the announcement: First, there’s ROLI. Now, to most of us in the music world, ROLI are the Dalston, London firm that make an alternative keyboard called the Seaboard – a sort of newer cousin to the Haken Continuum Fingerboard…
  • Bitwig Studio 1.1 Adds Lots of Details; Can It Escape Ableton’s Shadow?

    Peter Kirn
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    Bitwig Studio has been quietly plugging along in development, adding loads of engineering improvements under the hood. Version 1.1 is the largest update yet. Here’s the summary of the update: Minus the marketing speak, the exhaustive changelog (here, for Mac): It’s an impressively long list of enhancements in quantity, though most of the changes are fixes and enhanced hardware and plug-in compatibility. For instance, you can side-chain VSTs, and there are new options for routing multiband effects and multi-channel…
  • Need a Tempo, Fast? Grab Your Web Browser

    Peter Kirn
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s the little things. This just got added to my bookmarks; maybe it’ll be on yours. Press the spacebar repeatedly, and you get an accurate BPM count for a song. It’s actually useful to help learn to recognize BPM, as well, if you listen frequently when at your computer. (The trick used to be to look at the second hand of your wristwatch, as two ticks would be 120 bpm – but that requires an analog wristwatch.) And yes, surely this will be one of the first native Apple Watch tools when its native SDK ships next year. Thanks to the wondrous…
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  • G-Eazy Reunites The Pack At Fox Theater in Oakland

    Jake Denning
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    At his sold out show at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA, G-Eazy reunited The Pack, who haven't played a show in close to 4 years. In addition, Ty Dollar $ign was a special guest.
  • Octaves and Caravels Announce Split and Tour, Stream Song

    Ryan Gardner
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Octaves and Caravels are releasing a split, featuring two new songs from each band. It will be co-released by Bridge Nine and Topshelf Records on January 20th. They'll also be doing a European tour together. The video for one of the new Octaves' songs called "Tom Petty Cash" is below, along with tour dates. Track Listing: 1. Caravels - "Moody Miles" 2. Caravels - "Slick Rick" 3. Octaves - "Tom Petty Cash" 4. Octaves - "Air Traffic Control"
  • Creed Frontman Posts Confessional Video

    Jason Tate
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Creed frontman Scott Stapp has posted a video message on Facebook. I know everyone wants to make jokes, but it looks like the man sincerely needs help.
  • From Autumn to Ashes Announce First Reunion Show

    Alex DiVincenzo
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    From Autumn to Ashes will reunite to play at Amnesia Rockfest in Quebec next June alongside Refused. They are planning more shows in 2015 as well.
  • Perfect Future Stream New Album "Manifesto"

    Zac Djamoos
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Perfect Future's third full-length album, Manifesto, is streaming on The AV Club. It's out December 2 via Count Your Lucky Stars Records and Strictly No Capital Letters. It can now be pre-ordered.
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  • Astro Prepares To Lift Off With “Computer Era”

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Smoothly making the transition from actor to artist, Astro (also known as Astronomical Kid) is hungry to show his growing lyricism as he prepares to release his first commercial project through his own Grade A Tribe Records. Calling the EP Computer Era, he says it refers to the negative impact that modern technology has had on music creativity and authenticity. Turning his own bedroom into a studio,  he carefully crafted the EP with production from Boi-1da and BrandUn DeShay and features from Nathaniel and Bishop Nehru. Available on iTunes  December 2, that same…
  • 5 Reasons To Tell Kids The Truth About Thanksgiving

    Chuck "Jigsaw" Creekmur (@ChuckCreekmur)
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Every year, family, friends and transverse back and forth across the U.S. and celebrate the glorious holiday called Thanksgiving, which recalls a fond moment where the wondrous Indigenous People of this land ate with the visiting Pilgrims. For the last for years I have been increasingly vocal about my disdain for celebrating such a holiday. Additionally, I’ve been gradually reacquainting my daughter with the truth about the holiday, which yields gut-busting meals and family time with loved ones. Thanksgiving is a fallacy and a fraud as a day of giving thanks and here are 5 Reasons To Tell…
  • Da Mafia 6ix – “Hear Sum Evil”

    Scooby Wilson (@mcscoobins)
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Here is the sinister new visual for Da Mafia 6ix’s “Hear Sum Evil”, the title track from their latest mixtape. Horrorcore fans should be delighted with this very graphic video, and you’ve been warned… Hear Sum Evil features appearances from MJG, Paul Wall, Lil Wyte, La Chat, DJ Zirk, Fiend and more. Like their upcoming full-length album Watch What U Wish, Hear Sum Evil also features vocals from the late, great Lord Infamous, who played a major role in getting Da Mafia 6ix together in 2012 to create their critically-acclaimed first project 6ix Commandments,…
  • Philly’s Louie V Gutta Tells How A Random Run-In With Rick Ross Is Helping Him Mend Fences With Meek Mill (Video)

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
    It’s the holiday season, and Louie V Gutta is giving thanks for the amazing Fall 2014 he’s had with the release of his highly praised New Legend mixtape. Thank you to the web and the fans for the support! BUT, there’s that other matter of how things are these days between Louie V Gutta and his former Dreamchasers partner in rhyme, Meek Mill. While the world waits for Meek’s return, Louie checked in with journalist Mikey T The Movie Star to tell him how running into Rick Ross recently helped put things in perspectiveFiled under: News, Videos Tagged: Dreamchasers, Louie…
  • Trademark Da Skydiver – “The Return”

    Scooby Wilson (@mcscoobins)
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    “The Return” is the latest single from Trademark Da Skydiver’s highly-anticipated forthcoming album Return of the Super Villain. On “The Return”, Trademark provides his fans with a taste of what they can expect from his latest album as he delivers witty lyrics over an undeniably chill instrumental courtesy of Canis Major. Return of the Super Villain hits stores worldwide on December 2nd via The Barnes Corp / iHipHop Distribution. Pre-order Return of the Super Villain on iTunes. Filed under: Music Tagged: iHipHop Distribution, Trademark Da Skydiver
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  • SoundCast Episode 77 - The Music of Marvel Phase 3 - Part 2

    13 Nov 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Episode 77 - The Music of Marvel Phase 3 - Part 2For part 2 of of this Marvel Phase 3 discussion, Kristen Romanelli (Film Score Monthly), David Kociemba, Wendell Jones (Sideshow Sound Radio) finish out with Christopher Coleman and Richard Buxton on Captain Marvel, Inhumans and Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2.Episode Highlights00:21 — Let's Talk About Phase 3 ... part 201:42 — Captain Marvel24:07 — InHumans36:44 — Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 258:13 — Will Marvel Pull It Off?Music Selections00:00 — Extremis (Iron Man 3) by Brian Tyler07:58 — Main Title (The Cape) by…
  • Soundcast Interview: The Flight (Joe Henson, Alexis Smith) - Alien Isolation

    7 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Interview:  The Flight (Joe Henson, Alexis Smith)Marius Masalar talks to Joe Henson and Alexis Smith of ‘The Flight’ about their work on the multiplayer segment of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, as well as the full score to Alien: Isolation.From performing things live on esoteric instruments to the challenges of building on Jerry Goldsmith’s work, the duo discusses their process and offers a glimpse into their workflow and how their extensive experience producing for pop artists has informed their approach to media scoring.Episode Highlights00:00 — Intro00:45 — Getting the…
  • AmazonMP3's $5 Soundtrack Sale

    5 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    AmazonMP3 continues to give us great weekly deals on soundtrack releases fans actually want.  This week they're offering some greats like E.T. (John Williams), The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Ennio Morricone), An American Tail and A Beautiful Mind (James Horner).  There are several other less-known, but decent titles that you might have been on the fence about purchasing like:  Snow White and the Huntsman (James Newton Howard) or Halo 4 (Neil Davidge).  Check them out below or here for the full list of $5 titles!E.T.  The Extra-Terrestrial (20th Anniversary)by John…
  • Soundcast 76 - The Music of Marvel Phase 3 - Part 1

    3 Nov 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Episode 76 - The Music of Marvel Phase 3 - Part 1Kevin Feige recently unveiled the titles for the next massive phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Nine films will comprise Marvel's Phase 3 and will take us through 2019.  Christopher and Richard are joined by Kristen Romanelli (Film Score Monthly) David Kociemba (Adjust professor at Emerson College) and Wendell Jones (Sideshow Sound Radio Podcast) to discuss the announcement and who we'd like to see compose the scores for each of the upcoming films.Episode Highlights00:00 - Marvel Phase 3 Announcement Excerpt00:37 -…
  • Soundcast Ep. 75 - Top 10 2014 Summer Scores!

    2 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Ep. 75 - Top 10 2014 Summer Scores!Christopher, Marius, Richard and Edmund reconvene to countdown their top ten scores from the very ripe, 2014 Summer movie line up!  It's been a few months, but we're back with  almost two-hours of episodic vengeance!Episode Highlights00:00 - Summer Countdown Mix01:00 - Intro and How We Spent Our Summer Vacation09:31 - #1027:35 - #937:10 - #845:08 - #764:49 - #673:10 - #576:07 - #480:00 - #393:19 - #297:14 - #199:31 - Scores that didn't make the listMusic Selections00:04 - "The Pod Chase" (Guardians of the Galaxy) by Tyler Bates09:55 - "Dochi…
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  • Robert Earl Keen to Play MerleFest 2015; Billy Joe Shaver Books Letterman Gig; New Releases

    Juli Thanki
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    Robert Earl Keen’s been added to the MerleFest lineup. (via press release) The building that housed Quad Studios, a Nashville studio where Neil Young, Joan Baez, Keith Urban, Old Crow Medicine Show, and lots more have recorded since 1970, will become the new headquarters for Round Hill Music in 2015. The studio will be available for rental. Stream Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie’s December Day. Check out the track listing for the Gibson Brothers’ next album, Brotherhood, due out February 24 on Rounder Records. It includes their versions of songs recorded by the Louvin Brothers, Everly…
  • Roots Watch: Sam Hunt and Other Fall Picks

    Barry Mazor
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
      There’s this young couple out on a date who get arrested for trespassing near the airport, and they’re carted off in cuffs, but there’s just a certain way the squad car’s blue lights highlight her face and the guy confides “By the time they let us go—I was already gone.”  That’s one of the country song lines of the year, at the very least, about falling in love in the back of a “Cop Car,” which is the title of the song where all of that happens. While you might have heard Keith Urban’s stab at it earlier this year (or not), now it’s one in a set of ten strong,…
  • Aubrey Preston Reveals Studio A Plans; CMA Presents Research Findings; New Music Videos

    Juli Thanki
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    Aubrey Preston, the new owner of Studio A, discusses his plans for the building in an interview with The Tennessean’s Nate Rau: The first step, which will be consummated on Dec. 31 when Preston’s nonprofit group AMT Trust closes on the sale, was to put the property in a “safe harbor.” AMT Trust contracted to buy the building from Bravo Development, which planned to demolish the property and build luxury condominiums and a restaurant on the Music Row land. Preston said the second step is to thoroughly research Studio A’s deep history as the foundation for a…
  • Video Premiere: Doug Seegers — “Don’t Laugh at Me”

    Juli Thanki
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    Lately, singer-songwriter Doug Seegers has been performing a stripped-down version of Mark Wills’ 1998 hit, “Don’t Laugh at Me,” during his concerts. Written by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin, the song is especially poignant coming from the 62-year-old Seeger, who spent several years as a homeless busker who struggled with addiction before an encounter at a Nashville soup food pantry led to a record deal. Now a country star in Sweden, Seegers released his debut album, Going Down to the River, earlier this year on Rounder Records. Watch his take on “Don’t Laugh at Me” below. The…
  • Lee Ann Womack to Sing Anthem at Eagles-Cowboys Game; Ty Herndon Comes Out; Nora Jane Struthers Announces New Album

    Juli Thanki
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    Ty Herndon officially came out. (Here’s a fine interview Chris Willman conducted with Herndon after the announcement.) Herndon’s announcement inspired Billy Gilman to do the same. Ronnie Milsap shot a video interview for shortly before his Hall of Fame induction. IBMA drama continues: three more board members have resigned. Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn played a few for Folk Alley. published a brief article about mad fiddle scientist Casey Driessen. Next Thursday you’ll have to postpone your traditional postprandial Thanksgiving nap: Lee Ann Womack…
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    19 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    I tried this “one second” test on Slate and found it entertaining but perhaps a touch too easy (even if I did miss one).1 So I decided to sit down and randomly go through my hip-hop (digital) crates and pulled out a set of 16 “real heads” songs just the hell of it. One second is actually a decent amount of time to i.d. almost any song so I don’t imagine these are going to be that challenging for anybody but have some fun with it. Post your guesses in the comments and you can check your answers at the link at the end. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

    16 Nov 2014 | 12:32 am
    This past summer, I gave myself a goal to finally get back to making some new mixes. In particular, I wanted to create a new hip-hop mix and a multi-genre party mix. I loved making these “back in the day” which loosely translates into “before I was a dad and had a full-time job.” In a few days, I’m going to make good on half that promise by releasing Let It Whirl, the party mix (and the hip-hop mix will follow in a few weeks after). To make room for these new mixes, especially since I’m selling them through my digital download store, I decided to…

    1 Nov 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Barbara Mason: Something You Got + Girls Have Feelings Too From Yes, I’m Ready (Arctic, 1965) I tend to ignore soul LPs (vs. 7″ singles) at my own peril but I’m glad I didn’t pass up this Barbara Mason LP when I saw it at the store the other day. Recorded for Philly’s Arctic label in 1965 (when Mason was only 18), it features her first major hit – “Yes, I’m Ready” – but I copped it because I wanted to hear what else was on here. It’s an interesting merge of styles, mostly R&B but also with a few conventional big band swing…

    1 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Breton[sic] Wood: I Want Love From 7″ (Brent, 1966). Also on 18 More of the Best, Vol. 2 File under irony…an artist named “Brenton” gets signed to Brent Records but they misspell his name on his first single for them. In Brent’s defense, Wood hadn’t yet become anywhere near a household name yet. He had previously only released one other song under his nom de plume (real name: Alfred Smith) and it wouldn’t be another year until he racked up two national hits – “The Oogum Boogum Song” and “Gimme Little Sign.”1 As far as…

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    When I first started taping the Shades of Soul, I made a conscious decision not to do them as podcasts, partially because I wanted to create a separate identity for them away from my pre-existing podcast series, The Sidebar. However, I’ve been taping SOS shows for over a year now and not coincidentally, The Sidebar has been silent for over a year now. It’s time I finally unite the siblings. I’ve started to upload specific SOS episodes into the Sidebar feed (RSS or iTunes links). Unless by specific request, I don’t think I’m going to upload every single show…
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  • Review & Photos | Suwannee Hulaween 2014 | Live Oak

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    Words by: Matt Hogan | Images by: Charles Izenstark Suwannee Hulaween :: 10.31 - 11.2.14 :: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park :: Live Oak, FL Read Matt's review of the festival after the gallery. 10/31/14 - 11/2/14 - Suwannee Hulaween @ Spirit of The Suwannee Music Park (Live Oak, FL) View Photos The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is unlike any other music festival site in the nation. Its rare natural beauty, nestled along the banks of the Suwannee River and surrounded by Spanish Moss-covered trees, makes for a spectacular backdrop to enjoy a weekend of music and camping in the Northern…
  • The Roots Announce Rare Bay Area Performance

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Roots don't play too many shows outside of the Northeast and festival performances in the years since they've been Jimmy Fallon's house band on Late Night and The Tonight Show. For Bay Area fans, you'll have a rare chance to see a headlining show from The Roots on December 27, when Questlove & Co. perform at The Fox Theater in Oakland. A presale for tickets will take place on Thursday, December 4 at 10 a.m. PT via the venue's website. Use the password "buck" for the presale. The general on sale follows on Friday, December 5 at 10 a.m. PT.
  • Official Video | Umphreys McGee 2000th Show

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    Earlier this month, Umphrey's McGee reached a milestone that only a handful of acts have achieved when they played their 2,000th show. UM Show #2,000 took place at The Orpheum in Madison, Wisconsin and had all of the elements that make a great gig from hearty jams to a cover debut to a guest spot to bust outs galore. Check out our report HERE. 2k #umphreys A photo posted by abby [fox] matthews (@atmosfox) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:21pm PST Team Umphrey's has posted professionally-shot video of each and every note from Show #2,000 for our listening and viewing pleasure. Here's a playlist containing…
  • Two More Phil Lesh & Friends December Shows At Terrapin

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is gearing up for a big December at his Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, California. We've already told you about the Terrapin Nation Hanukkah Celebration and a pair of Phil & Friends shows scheduled for December 14 and 15. Now comes word Lesh has put together a different Phil & Friends lineup for December 19 and 20 at Terrapin Crossroads' Grate Room. [Photo via Terrapin Crossroads Facebook page] Phil Lesh will be joined by Rob Barraco, John Kadlecik, Scott Law, Ezra Lipp and Dan Lebowitz in San Rafael on the 19th and 20th. Tickets go on sale…
  • Sting & John Mellencamp Join Billy Joel At Madison Square Garden

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Last night, Billy Joel's record-breaking run of shows at Madison Square Garden in NYC continued. The Piano Man welcomed a pair of old friends up to the stage at different points of the performance as both Sting and John Mellencamp shared the stage with Billy and his band on Tuesday night. Billy Joel dug deep early in the show for rarities "All For Leyna," "Vienna" and "Summer Highland Falls" among a bevy of hits. Sting emerged 13 songs into the performance to duet with Joel on "Big Man On Mulberry Street." Earlier this month Sting sang the same song as a tribute to Billy Joel at the ASCAP…
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  • MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Final Tour' Has Already Been Seen By Half A Million Fans

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    According to, box office for MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The Final Tour" sales total more than $28.5 million, based on Boxscores reported to Billboard since the tour launched in July. The sold ticket count totals 496,833 from 38 concerts at 17 sheds and 20 arenas during the run. The trek launched on July 2, with ALICE COOPER and THE RASKINS onboard as special guests, and wrapped for the year in Spokane, Washington on November 22. There are tentative plans for MÖTLEY CRÜE to end its "The Final Tour" by playing "couple of nights" in Las Vegas in late 2015 and finishing off with a few shows…

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    A BLABBERMOUTH.NET vistor by the name of Philip L. has filed the following report: "I have just returned from [former SLAYER and current PHILM drummer Dave] Lombardo's clinic in Geneva, Switzerland (on November 26), which was very impressive. "During the autograph session, Dave made it clear that he was open to the possibility of joining MEGADETH if the invitation were extended to him. "As Dave was signing my copy of FANTÔMAS' 'The Director's Cut', I mentioned that MEGADETH are in need of a new drummer as of yesterday. Lombardo looked up with a big smile and said, before a number of other…
  • ONSLAUGHT 'Fires' Singer NEIL TURBIN Two Days Before Completion Of North American 'Thrash Invasion' Tour

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    **UPDATE**: Neil Turbin has posted the following statement on his Facebook page regarding his early departure from the ONSLAUGHT tour: "I agreed to do the ONSLAUGHT tour to fill-in for Sy Keeler who couldn't do the tour due to his son's illness. I turned down the offer three times because it was very low. I agreed after Nige Rockett wouldn't let it go and kept after me and increased it slightly. "The contract was signed a month before the tour and that's the amount of time I had to learn an entire set of complex lyrics and vocals. There was no time on the road, except for poor situp sleeping…
  • ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Featuring MEGADETH's ELLEFSON, ANTHRAX's BELLO: 'Here Again' Performance Clip

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:50 am
    EMG TV has uploaded footage of ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, the project featuring ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, performing the song "Tell The World". Check out the clip below to hear Frank playing the EMG 81 and EMG 60 on guitar and Dave using the EMG 35DC and EMG 35CS on his bass. "Tell The World" is taken from ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE's self-titled EP, which was released on January 14. "Altitudes & Attitude" track listing: 01. Booze & Cigarettes 02. Tell The World 03. Here Again The two bassists began writing music together while traveling the world during clinics…
  • ENUFF Z'NUFF: Video For Cover Version Of BILLY SQUIER's 'The Stroke'

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    ENUFF Z'NUFF's video for their cover version of the BILLY SQUIER classic "The Stroke" can be seen below. Celebrating an amazing 30 years as one of the hardest-working bands in show business, ENUFF Z'NUFF proudly presents this exciting new project, a heartfelt salute to the music and artists who have inspired them over the course of their three-decade career! "Covered In Gold", a collection of 12 brand new studio recordings, features an eclectic assortment of cover tunes including DAVID BOWIE's "The Jean Genie", NIRVANA's "All Apologies", PRINCE's "When Doves Cry", SMOKEY ROBINSON's "Tears Of…
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  • Kara Walker's sphinx draws less-charged reactions in person

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 pm
    When artist Kara Walker unveiled her giant white sphinx at an old sugar processing plant in New York City last spring, the think pieces came fast and furious: There were essays about sugar's exploitative labor history, the troubled legacy of the artist's ghostly white mammy figure, the...
  • 'Viva' could use more verve in the story department

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:10 pm
    The would-be thriller "Viva la Libertà" gives the usually compelling Toni Servillo dual roles: an enervated senator and the exuberant lookalike philosopher who fills in for him. Though the actor ably creates two distinct people, neither part is entirely convincing in this...
  • 'Once Upon a Time Veronica' a sensual study of human condition

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:55 pm
    "Once Upon a Time Veronica" begins with a scene of wordless ecstasy, an imaginatively shot glimpse of a group sexual encounter on a beach in Brazil. This sequence is more than a tip-off to this film's notably sensual nature, it is a clue to the personality of its title character as well.
  • 'Little Hope Was Arson' explores fallout from church fires

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:50 pm
    In 2010, a series of 10 churches set ablaze rudely awakened sleepy Bible Belt enclaves in East Texas. The documentary "Little Hope Was Arson" follows the investigation, trial and aftermath.
  • 'Flamenco, Flamenco' another dazzling Carlos Saura tribute to dance

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Pure passion cascades from the frames of "Flamenco, Flamenco," acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura's latest tribute to his country's unapologetically theatrical musical form.
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  • Creed's Scott Stapp Reveals He's Homeless in Jarring New Video

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Creed's Scott Stapp has apparently fallen on some hard times. Fifteen years after the band's Human Clay sold over 11 million copies, the lead singer now finds himself "penniless" and reduced to living in a Holiday Inn, Stapp says in a jarring 15-minute video that he posted on his Facebook page (via......
  • Garth Brooks Remains Number One, Cancels TV Appearances

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Garth Brooks may be a Man Against Machine, but the machine certainly isn't against him — for the second week in a row, the pride of Oklahoma tops the Billboard Country Albums chart, proving that distance does indeed make the heart grow fonder. It had been since 2001 that Brooks......
  • One Direction Outsell Taylor Swift for New Number One Spot

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    With Black Friday upon us this week, the blockbusters have finally kicked in — will Taylor Swift and One Direction make a dent in the numbers? Album sales ticked down another notch this week to down 12 percent year-over-year (as opposed to last week, when they were down 13 percent). Track sales,......
  • Ronnie Milsap Reflects on Ray Charles, Elvis and Entering the Country Hall of Fame

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Ronnie Milsap didn't just dominate country music in the Seventies and Eighties, he helped redefine it. One of the genre's most successful crossover acts of all time, Milsap blended rock & roll, soul and pop, and took songs with those elements to the top of the country charts a staggering......
  • Choose Your Own Coldplay Adventure With 'Ink' Video

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    When Coldplay announced their upcoming CD/DVD set Ghost Stories Live 2014, complete with music videos for nearly every Ghost Stories track, a clip for the studio version of "Ink" was noticeably absent. That's because you need a computer to play along as the band unveiled their "choose your own adventure" journey for the heartbreaking......
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  • Creed's Scott Stapp Reveals He's Homeless in Jarring New Video

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Creed's Scott Stapp has apparently fallen on some hard times. Fifteen years after the band's Human Clay sold over 11 million copies, the lead singer now finds himself "penniless" and reduced to living in a Holiday Inn, Stapp says in a jarring 15-minute video that he posted on his Facebook page (via TMZ).   // Post by Scott Stapp. Stapp opens his testimonial by assuring fans that he's not under the influence. "I'm sure you've heard the many rumors and slanderous, libelous accusations over the last few weeks," Stapp says. "First, I was dead. That came out obviously that it was a…
  • Garth Brooks Remains Number One, Cancels TV Appearances

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Garth Brooks may be a Man Against Machine, but the machine certainly isn't against him — for the second week in a row, the pride of Oklahoma tops the Billboard Country Albums chart, proving that distance does indeed make the heart grow fonder. It had been since 2001 that Brooks released a record of all new material, but he's having no trouble reclaiming the throne from newer stars like Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt. Man Against Machine debuted last week with 130,000 units sold and this week moved 62,000. 10 Most Defiant Garth Brooks Lyrics To add to the momentum, Brooks' new single…
  • One Direction Outsell Taylor Swift for New Number One Spot

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    With Black Friday upon us this week, the blockbusters have finally kicked in — will Taylor Swift and One Direction make a dent in the numbers? Album sales ticked down another notch this week to down 12 percent year-over-year (as opposed to last week, when they were down 13 percent). Track sales, however, remain stuck, down 13 percent from the previous year. Harry Styles Fan Fiction Writer Gets Six-Figure Book Deal COULD ONE DIRECTION FINALLY MEAN "DOWN"?: After three weeks of Swift dominance, One Direction's Four hits Number One with 387,000 sales, making it the…
  • Ronnie Milsap Reflects on Ray Charles, Elvis and Entering the Country Hall of Fame

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Ronnie Milsap didn't just dominate country music in the Seventies and Eighties, he helped redefine it. One of the genre's most successful crossover acts of all time, Milsap blended rock & roll, soul and pop, and took songs with those elements to the top of the country charts a staggering 40 times. His pop chart successes, with such tunes as "It Was Almost Like a Song," "Any Day Now" and the Top 5 smash "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me," have earned the singer six Grammy awards, and in 2014, he was officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. See Rare Photos of Elvis Presley on a…
  • Lorde Performs 'Yellow Flicker Beat,' Talks Taylor Swift Friendship on 'Tonight Show'

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    "Our next guest made her U.S. TV debut on our Late Night show last year and since then has become one of the most popular artists in music," host Jimmy Fallon said while introducing Lorde on Tuesday night's Tonight Show. The teenage New Zealand singer's rise has been nothing short of meteoric: She went from performing "Royals" in the 12:35 a.m. hour in October 2013 to promoting the soundtrack she curated for the Number One film in America in November 2014. American Music Awards 2014's 20 Best and Worst Moments Lorde's ascension came full circle Tuesday as she visited…
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  • Creed's Scott Stapp Reveals He's Homeless in Jarring New Video

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Creed's Scott Stapp has apparently fallen on some hard times. Fifteen years after the band's Human Clay sold over 11 million copies, the lead singer now finds himself "penniless" and reduced to living in a Holiday Inn, Stapp says in a jarring 15-minute video that he posted on his Facebook page (via......
  • Garth Brooks Remains Number One, Cancels TV Appearances

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Garth Brooks may be a Man Against Machine, but the machine certainly isn't against him — for the second week in a row, the pride of Oklahoma tops the Billboard Country Albums chart, proving that distance does indeed make the heart grow fonder. It had been since 2001 that Brooks......
  • One Direction Outsell Taylor Swift for New Number One Spot

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    With Black Friday upon us this week, the blockbusters have finally kicked in — will Taylor Swift and One Direction make a dent in the numbers? Album sales ticked down another notch this week to down 12 percent year-over-year (as opposed to last week, when they were down 13 percent). Track sales,......
  • Ronnie Milsap Reflects on Ray Charles, Elvis and Entering the Country Hall of Fame

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Ronnie Milsap didn't just dominate country music in the Seventies and Eighties, he helped redefine it. One of the genre's most successful crossover acts of all time, Milsap blended rock & roll, soul and pop, and took songs with those elements to the top of the country charts a staggering......
  • Choose Your Own Coldplay Adventure With 'Ink' Video

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    When Coldplay announced their upcoming CD/DVD set Ghost Stories Live 2014, complete with music videos for nearly every Ghost Stories track, a clip for the studio version of "Ink" was noticeably absent. That's because you need a computer to play along as the band unveiled their "choose your own adventure" journey for the heartbreaking......
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  • mp3: Jamie xx, Four Tet, Koreless, & John Talabot – Continuum

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    “Jamie xx, Four Tet, Koreless and John Talabot score Sofia Mattioli’s vision“. Watch the film at Nowness, and download the dream team’s soundtrack below:
  • Young Ejecta – Your Planet

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Young Ejecta‘s The Planet is out January 27, 2015, on Driftless.
  • mp3: Chromatics – Candy (8 track version) + Lady Night Drive

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Johnny Jewel unveils the original 8 track version of “Candy“, “recorded in a haze of nyquil & tequila”, as well as a beautifully seamless mashup/collision of two Chromatics classics:
  • Ariel Pink takeover: Cane Toads: An Unnatural History

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Frogs were omnipresent throughout the making of Pom Pom and so too in life where I come from. ‘Cane Toads’ depicts the everyday horror of life in Australia with frogs. It’s hard to imagine what growing up with wildlife such as Kangaroos, Drop Bears and Toads almost breathing down your neck was like, but in this Ozploitaition classic it’s quite accurately dramatized. — Shags Chamberlain
  • Ariel Pink takeover: Supreme Dicks

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:11 pm
    John Shere of the band Supreme Dicks has been a friend of mine for many years, and I’ve seen the Dicks play live on a few occasions but until recently I never really appreciated how good their records are. I’ve been listening to them a lot lately, mostly their two full-length LPs from the mid-90′s, “The Unexamined Life” and “The Emotional Plague.” Their sound is a sort of woozy, ephemeral psychedelia tinged with a desolate, creaky brand of melancholy. Most of their songs sound like a strong breeze might blow them away. The backbone of their sound is a…
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  • Happy Thanksgiving :: Doug Sahm And Friends – Austin, TX 1972

    Satisfied '75
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Tradition runs rampant around Thanksgiving: generations of old recipes, football, Alice’s Restaurant, The Last Waltz, and, of course, a parade of balloons shutting down NYC. What else do you need? If you thought you were covered in the Thanksgiving tradition department, we did too…until a few years ago, when someone blew the dust off a […]
  • Contemplative Music: Ariel Kalma, Jordan De La Sierra, Robbie Basho

    Satisfied '75
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    As a term, “new age music” is slippery, an attempt to group a wide swath of sounds, encompassing strands of ambient, electronic music, jazz, worship, and world music into a definable, classifiable genre. Three new reissues and collections document the many wild threads that existed in the field before new age music codified as a […]
  • Barbara Dane :: When I Was A Young Girl

    Satisfied '75
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    It makes perfect sense to stumble upon “When I Was A Young Girl,” now, as the nights grow longer and colder and the leaves pile up around the thick trunks of bare Oak trees. Barbara Dane’s voice—“Bessie Smith in Stereo,” one critic described it—is the solemn sort that owes to a childhood lived in Detroit […]
  • AD Presents: Chances With Wolves 3: High Places / A Mixtape

    Satisfied '75
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    Our east coast compatriots, NYC’s Chances With Wolves return with their third serving for Aquarium Drunkard: High Places / A Mixtape. As always, it’s a heady/essential brew. “we wanted this one to sound like a daydream on an empty beach in Autumn, but somewhere along the way it became something else; it’s like the songs […]
  • Nathan Bowles :: Nansemond

    Satisfied '75
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    For good or ill, the banjo has become the ultimate signifier of old timey Americana. You want to sprinkle a little down home “authenticity” into a song? Put a banjo on it. To bring anything free of cliche to the table it takes a seriously skilled and imaginative musician. Nathan Bowles is definitely that musician. […]
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  • What's going on Thanksgiving Thursday? (not much)

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade @ Thanksgiving Day Parade Grounds It's your annual chance to brave the crowds at this Thanksgiving tradition, or maybe just watch your couch as you're nursing your Thanksgiving Eve hangover (or maybe not at all). This year's musical performers include KISS, Sting, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and more. Jonathan Toubin @ Daddy's There's really not much in the way of live music on Thanksgiving night, but masterful DJ Jonathan Toubin will be partying it up this…
  • Julian Casablancas + The Voidz played Hammerstein, did a Strokes song w/ Dev Hynes (pics, video, setlist)

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
    photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin Julian / Blood Orange (via Jeanette Diaz) Julian Casablancas + The Voidz brought their tour to the Strokes frontman's former hometown of NYC at Hammerstein Ballroom last night (11/25) in support of their zany debut album, Tyranny. While Julian's most known (and most loved) for his Velvet Underground/Television-inspired leather jacket rockers, and has since also ventured into synth pop and new wave, his new album with The Voidz has him making weirdo out-there psychedelic pop that has more in common with Ariel Pink than Lou Reed. They played most of the album,…
  • Future Islands' share BadBadNotGood rework of "Seasons" ++ more pics from DbA farewell

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    photos by Alex Olsen Future Islands @ Death by Audio last week Future Islands's "Seasons" topped NME's Tracks of 2014 list and will likely be on others before best-of list season is over. The band just released a "reinterpretation" of the song by avant-jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD, who turn it into a '70s-style soul/funk jam. That band's bassist, Chester Hansen, talks a little about what they did with "Seasons": We all love the original version of the song, and we were honored to have the opportunity to try and remix it. We heard Sam's isolated singing and realized how soulful and emotive it was…
  • Decibel's Top 40 Albums of 2014

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    Metal mag Decibel has published their Top 40 Albums of 2014 list in their newest issue, which you can check out in more detail if you're a subscriber. And thanks to Stereogum who transcribed it, you can also browse the full thing below. Though Decibel have tended to lean towards veterans for their top spot, a much newer band takes the #1 album this year. And if you're into modern metal, their choice is pretty hard to argue. Those big veteran comeback albums show up soon after though, with At the Gates taking #2 and Godflesh coming in at #5. There's plenty more on there too -- see for yourself…
  • Wu-Tang Clan streaming "A Better Tomorrow" (listen), played 'Letterman' (watch)

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    RZA, who wants you to go vegan, posted to his Facebook this afternoon:In enlightenment of what is going on in our country and around the world, Wu Tang Clan realize the voice of hip hop must be heard. Today on this Wu Wednesday, a special world priemere of the title track off our new album "A Better Tomrrow" will be released at 3:36p EST."The song's arrived a little earlier than planned and you can listen to it over at Pitchfork. A Better Tomorrow is due out next week (12/2) via Warner Bros. Meanwhile, their other new album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, doesn't have an exact release date,…
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  • 13 Perfect Sweaters to Casually Unbutton Your Jeans Under

    Sara Spruch-Feiner
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Josilyn (DNA) photographed by Adeline Mai for this story. Styling: Alyssa Shapiro As cooler temperatures arrive, I immediately find myself hoarding sweaters as though I’ve never seen one before…there are so. many. good. ones. If I could wear all of these tomorrow, I would. J.CREW COLLECTION STRIPED SHEARLING SWEATER The kind of sweater your older relatives might not get,but you won’t care because you will be happily caressing your own shearling-covered self all night long. SHOSH NYC JULIETTE SWEATER I’m gonna go ahead and dub this the “eating all night bc…
  • Premiere: Let Go and Enjoy the Dreamy New Track From BETS

    Mathias Rosenzweig
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
    As Thanksgiving approaches, Americans at large are shutting down their laptops, setting their “Out Of Office” emails, and preparing to not care about anything that isn’t booze, food, or family related. Bi-coastal artist BETS can help you get there with the first track off her upcoming, full-length debut Days Hours Nights. “I Don’t Give A F#CK” boasts a remarkable unity in its sound and lyrical message. The repetitive keys, cursory chords and airy vocals create a dreamlike atmosphere without surrendering any engaging qualities. “Things happen in the…
  • Drinking Like a Local at Chicago’s Bar Novo

    Ken Scrudato
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
    Whilst recently ensconced at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown for a special Capital Cities show, we nipped down to hotel’s buzzy and stylish Bar Novo for an enlightening session with drinks wizard Brad Stueber. Here’s what we discovered. Pumpkin Drinks Don’t Have To Be Lame BRAD STUEBER: For our Pumpkin Spiced Rita we take Cinnamon infused tequila, combine it with a house-made Pumpkin Spiced Simple Syrup, a bit of Grand Marnier, OJ, and a splash of ginger beer, served on the rocks. I find it’s perfect to take the bite out of the brisk fall and winter nights…from the inside…
  • 12 Delicious Films to Get You In the Gluttonous Holiday Spirit

    Hillary Weston
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Tomorrow, Thanksgiving, begins the most gluttonous time of the year. As we indulge in a feast of savory and sweet holiday pleasures, the season ahead will be overflowing with even more merriment—stuffing ourselves with delicious food and drink until the New Year comes and we’re too full to make any real resolutions. So to get you in the mouth-watering mood, why not spend a lazy day before Thanksgiving watching your favorite food-centric films. Grab a snack, cozy up, and enjoy. ________________________________________________ Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, Chantal…
  • A Holiday Manicure That Won’t Chip off in the Turkey

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    It’s happened to all of us. No matter how pristine your manicure before you head home for the holidays, it’s as if you never even tried as soon as someone asks for your help in the kitchen. Gone is the shiny top coat, and then it’s only a matter of time before your mother points out the chipping. So what’s a helpful gal to do this time of year? We know that sometimes the only times in your schedule to get a manicure are the off hours the salons aren’t open, so to replicate the strength and long-lasting effects of a gel mani at home, we’re reaching for…
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  • God Seems Pissed at Creed Singer Scott Stapp…

    Nina Ulloa
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Scott Stapp is the frontman of Creed, but the band has been on hiatus since 2012. The other members of Creed have not spoken to him since then. Stapp put out his second solo album about a year ago through Wind Up Records. Now, Scott Stapp has posted a video to Creed’s Facebook page. Stapp says he’s broke, homeless, and has had money stolen from him. Stapp has accused people inside and outside of his label of stealing royalties and other money. He said he was then investigated by the IRS, who put his money on hold for an extended period of time. He also claims that someone hacked…
  • Garth Brooks: “Promoting an Album During These Protests Is Distasteful”

    Nina Ulloa
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    The AP reports that Garth Brooks has postponed a Thanksgiving appearance on the Tonight show. Instead, the show will host Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Colicchio. From Garth Brooks’ Facebook page… “We landed in NY last night to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation. To spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong, seemed distasteful to me. I will gladly reschedule any or all appearances the networks will allow. Love one another, g” The post Garth Brooks: “Promoting an Album During These Protests Is Distasteful” appeared first…
  • It Takes at Least $500,000 to Break a New Artist….

    Paul Resnikoff
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
      If you don’t have half-a-million dollars, then maybe you should go home.  In a study released this morning by major label organization IFPI, breaking an artist in a major market requires at least $500,000, and sometimes as much as $2 million. Overall, the IFPI counted $4.3 billion in upfront talent-scouting and marketing costs coming from labels last year alone, with virtually zero upfront investment coming from Spotify, iTunes, Google, or SoundCloud.  “Record companies remain the largest upfront investors in artists’ careers,” the IFPI noted.  “Common…
  • Streaming Service Guvera Expands to Russia and the Ukraine…

    Nina Ulloa
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Australian music service Guvera originally launched as a download platform in 2010, but has transitioned to streaming over the past year. The service is available on the web, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Guvera is present in Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Venezuela, and seven other countries. The service also recently expanded to India. Guvera has now expanded to Russia and the Ukraine. All of their expansions are powered by Omnifone, a B2B cloud music provider. Omnifone CEO Jeff Hughes says: “We are pleased to see Guvera continue to break new…
  • This Band Just Finished A 28 Day Tour And Made How Much?!

    Jack Conte
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The following is by 1/2 of the band Pomplamoose and Patreon co-founder, Jack Conte. Pomplamoose just finished a 28-day tour. We played 24 shows in 23 cities around the United States. It was awesome: Nataly crowd surfed for the first time ever, we sold just under $100,000 in tickets, and we got to rock out with people we love for a full month. We sold 1129 tickets in San Francisco at the Fillmore. I’ll remember that night for the rest of my life. One question that our fans repeatedly asked us was “what does it feel like to have ‘made it’ as a band?” Though it’s a fair question to…
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  • CMJ Charts: November 25, 2014: Preatures Is Most Added

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    TW LW ARTIST & TITLE LABEL 1 4 TV ON THE RADIO Seeds Harvest 2 1 CARIBOU Our Love Merge 3 3 DEERHOOF La Isla Bonita Polyvinyl 4 7 PANDA BEAR Mr Noah Domino 5 5 FOXYGEN And Star Power Jagjaguwar 6 12 HOOKWORMS The Hum Weird World 7 10 COLD WAR KIDS Hold My Home Downtown 8 6 FLYING LOTUS You’re Dead Warp 9 2 KING TUFF Black Moon Spell Sub Pop 10 28 KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD I’m In… Castle Face 11 137 ARIEL PINK Pom Pom 4AD 12 8 EX HEX Rips Merge 13 11 MEATBODIES Meatbodies In The Red 14 14 RUN THE JEWELS Run The Jewels 2 Mass Appeal 15 9 ALT-J This…
  • Our Favorite Acts From M For Montreal

    Lisa Hresko
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    OBGMs at M For Montreal Montreal is very well known for the indie music community fostered Goodspeed You! Black Emperor and, of course, the always acclaimed Arcade Fire, but last week’s M For Montreal showcased both a thriving indie rock scene, but also bourgeoning hip-hop, electronic and punk acts. So, last weekend, amidst lovely dinner parties and slip-sliding around Mount Royal, I saw a nice smattering of artists spanning handful of genres. There was many exciting acts—Le Couleur, Heat, Weaves—but the following were notable stand-outs. Operators Sometimes you know a band…
  • Chart Recap: November 25, 2014

    Arielle Parnes-Katz
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    TV On The Radio – Photo by JUCO In Chart Recap we take a look at what’s happening on the CMJ charts each week. Check out the CMJ Radio 200 top 20 for the week. CMJ NMR Subscribers can login to view the complete charts. This week, TV On The Radio unsurprisingly took the No. 1 spot on the Radio 200 charts, ending Caribou’s two week stint at the top of the charts. TVOTR now has a perfect five for five record of reaching No. 1 on the CMJ charts. With their chart performance the past couple of weeks the questions never was if they would make it No.1, but rather when they would.
  • Plastic Section on Bangkok, Thailand

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    Plastic Section – Photo by David Crimaldi In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week, Ben Edwards, singer/guitarist from Bangkok rock ‘n’ roll band Plastic Section gives us the low-down on Bangkok, Thailand. Plastic Section’s second album, Combination Special, is due to be released by Bangkok indie label Colorcode Records in December. Bangkok is a city of chaos, contradictions and constant change—just the sort of environment that encourages a lively, exciting and ever-changing underground…
  • Johnny De Courcy (CFCR) And Dam Gila (WLUW)

    Arielle Parnes-Katz
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Jonathan de Courcy – Photo by Jennifer McInnis (via Facebook) Each week the CMJ staff sifts through thousands of radio playlists that contribute to the weekly CMJ charts. In the Chart Discovery column, we highlight exciting artists, albums and songs brought to our attention by the charts of our reporting panel of college and non-commercial radio stations. This round’s picks come via CFCR in Saskatoon, SK, and WLUW in Chicago, IL. Johnny De Courcy on CFCR Johnny De Coucy has reinvented himself time and time again. His most recent incarnation as a troubadour of sorts sounds like a…
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  • More Than Royalties - It’s Time We Bring the Open Web to Music

    Guest Post
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    By Jesse von Doom on We talk endlessly about royalties, which is really a way of talking about centralization — giving power to a service or organization and asking them to sort out the model that pays people. Centralization will always lead to a system that can be gamed. Anything less than every participant acting altruistically means things go funny. And the truth about our world is that things always go funny. In art as in business there are ebbs and flows of power. In those tides decisions are made and people find ways to break models to their own advantage. A break is a…
  • Prince's Facebook And Twitter Accounts Go Dark

    Bruce Houghton
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    Just when we thought he'd joined the 21st century, Prince has pulled his profiles off both Twitter and Facebook.  Sometime between Monday and Tuesday, Prince's @3rdEyeGirl Twitter account and his Facebook pages suddenly went dark. As has been the case for month's, virtually all of Prince's videos are also absent from YouTube and Vevo. Only "Breakfast Can Wait" was up on Vevo af of Wednesday morning. So far, there's no news from the Prince camp, as to why he pulled the social plug now. Some online are speculating that self-described luddite only went on social media to promote his last two…
  • SoundOut, TuneCore Track Smarts, ReverbNation Crowd Review, AudioKite, and Music Xray Compared

    Nia R Jones
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    We live in an age where feedback can be garnered easily for musicians. Artists can post a song on YouTube and ask people to comment, rate and subscribe. Artists can send out tweets to check out a new song and get intstant feedback. But how do we quantify feedback on those platforms? How do we make sure that our songs are being heard by the right people that can give the best feedback? Brian Hazard has done leg work to give a comprehensive look on websites designed to give musicians the feedback that they are looking for in their music.  WIth any new product, market research is used to…
  • Limited Edition Independent Music, Courtesy of Record Store Day's Black Friday Event

    Laura Schneider
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Record Store Day will be holding their fifth annual Black Friday event on Friday, November 28th. There is not an incomprehensible list of sale items being broadcasted as you've likely seen or experienced throughout this week in nearly every medium imaginible. Rather, in an effort to remove commercialized chaos from the experience, Record Store Day's Black Friday Event will offer limited edition exclusives and small-run speciality items to consumers who seek and appreciate the rarity and value of such pieces.  Record Store Day prides themselves on offering quality over quantity and sees…
  • What Is Going To Save The Music Industry

    Guest Post
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    By Daniel Sander on Blog People are just not willing to pay for music anymore. According to IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), recorded music revenue peaked at $38bn worldwide in 1999, collapsed down to $16 billion (2011), edged up somewhat the year after, only to fall back down again to $15bn last year (2013).Total recorded music industry revenues in 2013 were less than half of their 1999 peak. Less artists are getting record deals, labels don't have as many resources to promote artists, and most artists don't earn nearly what they used to. Although…
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  • Chasing the Thrill: Miles Davis ‘Round About Midnight Vinyl

    George Howard
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:53 pm
    [The Chasing the Thrill posts chronicle my adventures in trying to capture that ephemeral moment when song and audio fidelity come together into a sound that makes me forget everything else. Mostly it will be my notes on the vinyl that I listen to, but may include some non-vinyl music moments as well. If you’re interested in the set up I use to listen on, here it is.]     Like Rumours, which I recently wrote about, there’s not much that need be said about ‘Round About Midnight. It is as exciting to hear today as it was when released in 1956. If you’re…
  • Play vinyl with Sonos

    George Howard
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Anyone who knows me knows that I love me some Sonos. We’ve got pretty much every product they’ve come up with in the house, and just can’t imagine living without it. I recently decided that I wanted to add the ability to play vinyl into our arsenal (the kids are old enough so that they don’t seem too inclined to try to ride/draw on the turntable). I’d been plotting my vinyl strategy out over the course of many years of insomnia-nights, and so when I finally decided to pull the trigger, it went very smoothly. I’ve had in my possession an old Victrola that…
  • Chasing the Thrill: Fleetwood Mac “Rumors” Vinyl

    George Howard
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    [The Chasing the Thrill posts chronicle my adventures in trying to capture that ephemeral moment when song and audio fidelity come together into a sound that makes me forget everything else. Mostly it will be my notes on the vinyl that I listen to, but may include some non-vinyl music moments as well. If you’re interested in the set up I use to listen on, here it is.] Rumours is one of those records that falls squarely in the Reminiscence Bump-land for me. It’s one of the first records that I remember hearing as a young kid.     It’s, of course, perfect. Nothing…
  • How to control Apple’s iTunes Radio with Sonos

    George Howard
    25 Sep 2013 | 6:11 am
    Apple recently introduced its version of a music streaming service. Given the market penetration Apple has via its devices, user adoption of iTunes Radio will be high. Apple is notoriously “closed” when it comes to its technology; they control their eco-system tightly. You can’t for instance watch movies you download from iTunes on an Amazon Kindle. The chances, therefore, of Apple allowing Sonos users to access iTunes Radio directly from the Sonos music services — in the way Sonos users can, for instance, access music from Concert Vault or Spotify — is slim. As…
  • Recipe for Cable Cutting: AppleTV, Netflix, and Aereo

    George Howard
    16 Sep 2013 | 7:09 pm
    I’ve been on the edge of severing ties with my cable subscription for a number of years. I hadn’t done it because while the AppleTV/iTunes/Netflix/Hulu combo provided me with more than I could ever want/watch in terms of programming, there was the occasional concern that there’d be some live TV programming that I wouldn’t want to miss. This concern was alleviated by Aereo, which grabs free over-the-air HD signals from the networks (and a few other stations), and allows you to watch live or record on your computer or mobile device. It works swmimmingly, and for…
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  • AMS/SMT 2014: Highlights from the OUP booth

    Raquel Fernandes
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    We had a great time at this year’s AMS/SMT meeting! Milwaukee was a bit chilly, but we drank lots of coffee, cozied up with thrilling new books, and listened to some fantastic presentations! Weren’t able to make it, or just feeling nostalgic? Take a tour through the eyes of OUP music, and check out some memorable highlights from this year’s joint meeting: Check out the OUP booth all ready for AMS/SMT! Smile, and say, 'OXFORD!' Nalini Ghuman poses with her book, 'Resonances of the Raj'! Not one, but TWO! Todd Decker posing with both of his books at AMS/SMT, 'Who Should…
  • Band Aid (an infographic)

    Catherine Fehre
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    On this day in 1984, musical aficionados from the worlds of pop and rock came together to record the iconic ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ single for Band Aid. The single has gone down in history as an example of the power of music to help right the wrongs in the world. The song leapt to the number one spot over the Christmas of 1984, selling over a million copies in under a week and totalling sales of three million by the end of that year. The Band Aid super-group featured the cream of eighties pop, including David Bowie, Phil Collins, George Michael, Sting, Cliff Richard and Paul…
  • Keytar Appreciation 101

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    What is a keytar, anyway? Well, along with being (to me) the coolest electronic instrument ever, it’s a midi controller-sometimes-synthesizer that you can wear over your shoulder like a guitar. The Grove Music Online article on electronic instruments says that “Lightweight portable keyboard controllers, worn like a guitar, became popular with rock and jazz-rock keyboard performers around 1980, since they enabled the player to walk round the stage.” While some use it to simulate the sound of a guitar, as in this laudable “Little Wing” cover: Others embrace its synthesizer side, as in…
  • Top 10 Turkey-Dumping Day breakup songs

    Mohamed Sesay
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    The last Thursday of November freshmen are returning home to reunite with their high school sweethearts. Except not all are as sweet as they once were. Your old flame may show up with a new admirer or give you trouble because you didn’t spend enough time on Skype on Saturday nights while away at college. Be prepared: pack an arsenal of tunes that catch the sad and sometimes mixed feelings you may have after Turkey-Dumping Day. For your convenience, a list of the 10 great breakup songs for a post-Turkey recovery: 10. Pink’s “Blow me (One Last Kiss)” One of the more…
  • Bae in hip hop lyrics

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Oxford Dictionaries included bae on its Word of the Year 2014 shortlist, so we invited several experts to comment on the growth of this word in music and language. Today we’re here to talk about the word bae and the ways in which it’s used in hip hop lyrics. Bae is another way of saying babe or baby (though some say it can also function as an acronym for the phrase “before anyone else”). Here are some examples: Childish Gambino’s “The Palisades” In this song, Donald Glover sings “Now why can’t every day be like this…Hang with bae at the beach like this.” Judging from…
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    Netlabels & News

  • Emiliano Trevissoi - Generando Movimiento [docil.15]

    Quetzal Contla
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Suite de cinco movimientos de Emiliano Xavier Trevissoi, Ep de naturaleza incierta entre elementos de ambient, pop-house, chip tune y folklore argentino en el netlabel Dócil, una plataforma de distribución libre desarrollada por artistas sonoros que utilizan la electrónica como medio de expresión. Dócil es un netlabel de una estética incierta, la misma se construye y de-construye con cada nuevo lanzamiento.
  • Africa es tan pobre y Europa tan rica, ¿Por qué?

    Quetzal Contla
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
     Este trabajo cuestiona siete mitos clave invocados para explicar las relaciones entre países de Europa y África.
  • Tux Paint

    Quetzal Contla
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:45 pm
     Sin título por Quetzal T. Tron por Quetzal T.Dibujo en blanco y negro por Jeshua Tux Paint es un completo software libre multiplataforma de dibujo digital para niños que incluye varios tipos de pínceles, sellos, efectos y fuentes tipográficas.
  • [angström:institute] – Unamica [SLNT055]

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

    Quetzal Contla
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    Alex Cahe, pseudónimo del dj y productor de origen venezolano y residente español Manu Heredia, nos ofrece un trabajo cargado de buenas vibraciones y con un gusto exquisito para la pista de baile.
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    Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise

  • Season's Greetings

    Alex Ross
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
  • Andris Nelsons in Boston

    Alex Ross
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Brushfires. The New Yorker, Dec. 1, 2014.
  • Nightafternight playlist for St. Cecilia's Day

    Alex Ross
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Recent releases of interest. Ted Hearne, The Law of Mosaics, Andrew Norman, The Companion Guide to Rome; A Far Cry (Crier Records)     [Q2 stream here] Lully, Amadis; Cyril Auvity, Judith van Wanroij, Christophe Rousset leading Les Talens Lyriques (Aparté) Fantasticus: works of Weckmann, Bertali, Buxtehude, Krell, Schmeltzer, Vierdanck, Oswald; Quicksilver (Acis)     [A Weckmann sample here] Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, Aerial; various ensembles, including CAPUT, Iceland Symphony, Nordic Affect (DG) Mahler, Symphony No. 9; Jascha Horenstein conducting the Vienna Symphony (Pristine) Jacques…
  • Note about Meredith Monk

    Alex Ross
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    Downtown Shaman. The New Yorker, Nov. 24, 2014.
  • Picketing Verdi

    Alex Ross
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Virgil Thomson on the 1952 protests against Don Carlo at the Met: Just for pleasure, and also to impress a visitor from Europe, your announcer dropped in last Monday night at the Metropolitan Opera for a performance of Verdi’s Don Carlo ... It was something of a surprise to learn that the performance was being picketed. Investigation revealed the following facts. The Archdiocesan Union of the Holy Name Society of New York, the American Society for the Preservation of Sacred, Patriotic, and Operatic Music, and the Children’s Drama Guild have all made protests to the Metropolitan…
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    wire to the ear

  • Interview with Reade Truth

    Oliver Chesler
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    As part of the build up to the big event I am throwing and performing at there will be a series of interviews with all the Live Acts and DJs. Here is one with Reade Truth. I have known him since the late 80s. Hear Reade spin a special set on December 5 at Cameo (93 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211) along with DJ Blackwidow, DJ Andi and live performances by Vomito Negro, The Horrorist, Nervous Gender and Love Pig! You don’t want to miss this! Enjoy the interview: You told me you had about 12,000 records and recently paired it down to the best 7,000. Is your catalog on Discogs? In your home…
  • Nuggets

    Oliver Chesler
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    I don’t take a stand on drugs one way or another. Human morality and chemicals are a complicated subject. I do think the video above makes a cute and proper point about excess. “Do the drugs don’t let them do you.” For more info:
  • Stepper Acid

    Oliver Chesler
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    There has been a Eurorack module I’ve been watching develop on the Muffwiggler forums (link) that I have been watching. It’s called Stepper Acid from Transistor Sound Labs and it has just recently become available. It’s a sequencer somewhat influenced by the Roland TB-303. However the Stepper Acid has quite a lot more to offer. Watch the video above to see all it’s features. I love that it has a built in quantizer to pitch the sequenced lines. It looks amazingly intuitive with almost no menu diving and it’s beautifully designed! “Stepper Acid is a 16-step…

    Oliver Chesler
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    I am pleased to announce a very special event! For the first time ever in NYC: Belgian band Vomito Negro will take the stage and perform live! The pioneers in EBM (Electronic Body Music) are preparing something incredible for you. Also for the first time ever in NYC the notorious early 80’s LA synthpunk band Nervous Gender will play live! Nervous Gender are one of the most unique genre busting acts out there. I (The Horrorist) will also be performing LIVE a very, VERY special show! This is more than just the seriously crazy live shows though. DJ Andi, Reade Truth and DJ Blackwidow (from…
  • Radical G on Roland AIRA Gear

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

  • Top 10 Country Songs of the '00s

    The Boot Staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A great country song can inspire you, make you laugh or make you cry. It may even enliven you to do crazy things like jump out of an airplane, dance like no one is watching ... or do a little damage to a cheater's beloved truck. Continue reading…
  • News Roundup — Miranda Lambert Opens Redemption Ranch, Sam Hunt Plays 'Letterman'

    Angela Stefano
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
    The Boot rounds up today's top stories from our news partners. Continue reading…
  • Willie Nelson to Perform at Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert

    Hannahlee Allers
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Willie Nelson is set to perform at the 17th annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert in Los Angeles early next year. Continue reading…
  • Love and Theft Debut New Single, 'Whiskey on My Breath'

    Hannahlee Allers
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Love and Theft have released the title single off of their upcoming album, 'Whiskey on My Breath.' Continue reading…
  • Clay Walker Talks Bro-Country: 'It's Just Over the Top'

    Gayle Thompson
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Kenny Chesney shocked more than a few people when he said that his latest album, 'The Big Revival,' was the opposite of the current "bro-country" movement that "objectifies the hell out of" women. Now, Clay Walker, whose self-titled debut album was released in 1993, one year before Chesney's freshman disc, 'In My Wildest Dreams,' hit shelves, says his friend has a point. Continue reading…
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    Largehearted Boy

  • Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists Updates - November 26th

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    For the seventh straight year, I am aggregating every online "best of 2014" book list I find. Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed. The master list of online "best books of 2014" lists. Daily updates to the list. Revisit previous years' lists from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2000-2009 (best of the decade) online year-end book list collections. Today's updates to the master list of online "best of 2014" book lists: A.E. Snow (best books) As the Card Rack Turns (favorite books) Barb Sampson (best…
  • WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - November 26, 2014

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week. WORD Bookstores are independent neighborhood bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City, New Jersey. Our primary goal is to be whatever our communities needs us to be, which currently means carrying everything from fiction to nonfiction to absurdly cute cards and stationery. In addition, we're fiends for a good event, from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar). If a weekly dose of WORD here isn't enough…
  • Shorties (Computer-Generated Novels, Stream the New Owen Covers Album, and more)

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:36 am
    The Verge examined the world of computer-generated novels. The A.V. Club is streaming Owen's covers album Other People's Songs. 23 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 216), including Kirkus Reviews' best children's books, Brain Pickings' best science books, and the Telegraph's best cookbooks. The Guardian is counting down the best albums of 2014. The Rumpus interviewed author Richard Ford. Ariel Pink shared a mixtape at Gorilla vs. Bear. Flavorwire listed obscure nonfiction books by…
  • Daily Downloads (Survival Knife, Me and the Horse I Rode In On, and more)

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Cats Of Transnistria: "Good Night" [mp3] Faye and Wren: Volume One EP [mp3] Hidden in the Sun: "Salt and the Spring" [mp3] from Seven Seasons (out January 20th) Jason Kenny: The Swan The Bear Sampler EP [mp3] Lost Orchards: "Nights Through the Summer" [mp3] Me and the Horse I Rode In On: "Driving Home For Christmas" [mp3] Other Bodies: "Reality" [mp3] Other Bodies: "Black Box" [mp3] Petter Carlsen: "Tiger" [mp3] Free and legal live performances at other websites: Survival Knife:…
  • Book Notes - Fred Venturini "The Heart Does Not Grow Back"

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Fred Venturini's The Heart Does Not Grow Back is a unique and entertaining debut novel. The New York Times wrote of the book: "The writing is joyous, but the dark side of life — fathers who beat their sons, mothers who die of cancer — gives depth to the comedy.
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    CBC Music RSS

  • Musically famous Quebec building ravaged by fire

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    A musically famous Canadian building has been almost completely destroyed by fire. Located in the Laurentian Mountains, the Gray Rocks Inn was where, in 1939, a 25-year-old Benjamin Britten spent several weeks, wrote his Violin Concerto, and worked on other key compositions. But this week, roughly 70 per cent of the main building was destroyed by a fire that officials believe was deliberately set. The investigation has been handed over to police. The inn first opened in 1906, and operated as a ski resort for the better part of the 20th century, but had fallen into disrepair since it closed in…
  • Watch Divine Brown perform jacksoul's 'Can’t Stop'

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    Jacksoul's greatest hits album features 15 tracks including fan favourites like "Don't Stop" and "Still Believe in Love," along with deeper cuts from the band's catalogue. Greatest Hits also serves as a celebration of creator and lead singer, Haydain Neale, who died all too soon at the age of 39 from lung cancer. The album serves up three new jacksoul songs from Neale's previously unreleased demo files: "Got To Have It," "Whole Day" and "Spiralling". Today, we bring you Divine Brown and her cover of jacksoul's "Can't Stop." Media not computed. Related: First Play: Jacksoul, Greatest Hits
  • Junk in the Trunk: Drive’s Daily Blog for Wednesday November 26

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    Each day, Rich Terfry and Radio 2 Drive wraps up your day with music and stories about the interesting things going on in the world.  RICH'S PICK: "Moonlight Serenade" by Glenn Miller JUNK IN THE TRUNK: Kids do their moms' makeup: Man secretly films his wife rapping: Cockatoo loses its marbles: 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, R.E.M. with…
  • From Ella Fitzgerald to Oscar Peterson: the ultimate Christmas jazz playlist

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Some classic Christmas tunes have been around for decades — even centuries — but when artists from Ella Fitzgerald to John Coltrane to Oscar Peterson started covering them, the jazz greats gave the songs a whole new kick. Other jazz artists have penned their own holiday tunes, and they've become holiday traditions in their own right. To add a little swing to your holiday season, we have put together a playlist of the 20 very best jazz Christmas songs. Click play to begin, and check out the tracklist below to follow along. Jazzy Christmas tracklist: 1. Bing Crosby, "It’s Beginning to…
  • Meet Hozier, the soulful Irish singer behind 'Take me to Church'

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:42 am
    Irish musician Hozier (born Andrew Hozier-Byrne) released his self-titled debut in September of this year, just as the lead single, "Take me to Church" — already a hit in Ireland, where it reached number two on the charts in 2013 — was becoming ubiquitous on alt-rock radio across North America. A powerful, poignant reflection on love and religion (or, more specifically, love as religion, in the same vein as Leonard Cohen), the song features chorale singers in the background while Hozier’s voice stands front and centre, soaring for the steeples with lines like, "I was born sick, but I…
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  • CMA Country Christmas 2014

    jarrod vrazel
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:21 pm
    CMA Country Christmas airs Monday, December 1 at 8PM ET/7PM CT on ABC.  Hosted by Jennifer Nettles, the star studded event gets the Holiday Season rolling with some of the biggest names in music performing holiday classics. The special was taped at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville features performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley adding his blazing guitar work to a performance Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. Additional performers include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes,Little Big Town, Idina Menzel,…
  • 2014 CMA Awards Rebroacast on CMT

    jarrod vrazel
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The 2014  CMA Awards will be rebroadcast on CMT Friday, November 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  Originally aired live from Nashville on ABC and hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the CMA Awards features r performances by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, the Doobie Brothers, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves, Jennifer Nettles, Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Cole Swindell, Meghan Trainor,…
  • 2014 CMA Awards Winners

    jarrod vrazel
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    2014 CMA Awards winners were announced live from Nashville tonight (November 5, 2014).  Congratulations to Luke Bryan – Entertainer of the Year, Miranda Lambert – Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year “Platinum,” Single of the Year “Automatic,” and  Musical Event of the Year  with Keith Urban “We Were Us,”  Blake Shelton – Male Vocalist of the Year,  Little Big Town – Vocal Group of the Year, Florida Georgia Line – Vocal Due of the Year, Brett Eldredge – New Artist of the Year, Kacey Musgraves – Song…
  • 2014 CMA Awards Roundup

    jarrod vrazel
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    Get ready – its time to roll out the red carpet – the CMA Awards are tonight!  Who will win Entertainer of the Year?  Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, or  Keith Urban ?  Tune in tonight on ABC as The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The post 2014 CMA Awards Roundup appeared first on ACountry.
  • 2014 CMA Awards Nominations

    jarrod vrazel
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Miranda Lambert tops the list of  nominees for the 2014 CMA Awards with nine nominations.  Dierks Bentley received five nominations; Eric Church and Keith Urban eachreceived four nominations; Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood each received three nominations. Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Keith Urban are nominated for Entertainer of the Year.  The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted for the seventh time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwoodand broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville,Wednesday,…
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    Music News Net

  • Billy Joel on Track to Break Madison Square Garden Concert Record

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    Music News- Billy Joel will set a record for the most performances by any artist at NYC's Madison Square Garden with his 65th show, scheduled for next summer. The 65-year-old NY "piano man" will surpass the record set by his...
  • Bono's Biking Injuries More Serious Then We Thought

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Music News- U2's Bono is in a far worse condition that we were led to believe after his Sunday November 16 bike accident in NYC's Central Park. It was originally reported that the U2 frontman Bono had suffered "an arm...
  • Linkin Park Announces "The Hunting Party" Tour

    6 Nov 2014 | 4:54 am
    MUSIC NEWS- Linkin Park have recently announced a North American concert tour (the Hunting Party Tour) that will start up in January 2015 in Orlando, FL. Joining them on the bill will be Rise Against and Of Mice & Men....
  • Pink Floyd's Nick Mason Finds U2's iTunes Move Devalues Music

    2 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    Music News- Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason is the latest musician to discuss U2′s Apple iTunes album marketing ploy for Songs Of Innocence. As did rockers Patrick Carney and Trent Reznor before him, Mason believes that the Irish rockers, U2, devalued...
  • CBC Dumps Q Host Jian Ghomeshi

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

  • Buzz Hacking: The Secret to Word-of-Mouth Marketing

    Bob Baker
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Do you know why I call this website “The Buzz Factor”? Because I’ve always been fascinated by “Buzz.” Long ago I started asking the question, “Why do some artists, songs, videos and ideas become wildly popular … while most live in obscurity?” I’ve spent the past 20-plus years uncovering the answers to that question. That’s why I’m thrilled to finally release a brand new course called “Buzz Hacking: Word-of-Mouth Marketing Secrets.” In it I distill years of research and wisdom into the anatomy of buzz. I give you the…
  • Forget Black Friday! Here Are This Week’s November Music Specials

    Bob Baker
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Who needs to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Not me. The super deals start now! This month I am launching three different one-week specials on music courses, books, audio programs, and more. The Thanksgiving Week Music Sale! Here are the awesome deals for the week of November 25 through December 2 … Unleash the Artist Within Four Weeks to Transforming Your Creative Talents Into More Recognition, More Profit and More Fun Get the ebook version for only $5 USD this week only – click here – the discounted price will display after you click Checkout.   Guerrilla…
  • The 11-11 Music Sale

    Bob Baker
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    On three Tuesdays in a row I will launch three different one-week specials on music courses, books, audio programs, and more. Who needs to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Not me. The super deals start November 11. The 11-11 Music Sale! Here are the awesome deals for the week of November 11 through 17 In honor of the magic numbers 11-11, all four of these resources are only $11 USD for one week only! (You must use the links below to trigger the discounted price.) Guerrilla Music Marketing Online Course How to Use the Internet to Create a Buzz, Attract More Fans, and Build a Thriving…
  • 36 – How to Promote Music if You Don’t Play Live

    Bob Baker
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    Let’s face it. A lot of the marketing advice you hear is geared toward artists who perform live. But what if you have no interest in doing live shows? Are you out of luck? Oh no! On this episode Billy and Bob give you a lengthy list of non-performing promotion ideas and examples to answer the question “How do you promote music if you don’t play live?” Use these tips to spread your music and attract new fans. What do YOU think about our advice on promoting yourself if you don’t play live? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat.
  • Sell Music Downloads From Your Own Website – Here’s How

    Bob Baker
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    As I’m sure you know, there are many ways to sell music downloads. Most important, you should get your albums, EPs and singles into iTunes, Amazon MP3, and other major music e-tailers. All you have to do is use one of the approved digital music aggregators, such as CD Baby or Tunecore. Check out this page for a complete list of Apple-approved aggregators. But what if you want to sell your music downloads directly from your own website? Well, you could embed one of the music sales widgets from CD Baby, Bandcamp, or ReverbNation. However, what if you wanted even more control and profits?
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    Artists House Music

  • GhostTunes: Garth Brooks launches iTunes competitor and releases his new album

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. As a Grammy winning artist and a #1-selling solo artist in the U.S., Garth Brooks has interesting leverage and oomph when it comes to launching a new digital music platform called GhostTunes.  After resisting to sell his music through iTunes or any download store, Garth Brooks has begun selling his music digitally through the newly launched GhostTunes website.  Just this week, Garth Brooks released his new album “Man Against The Machine” on the service for $12.99 or in a “bundle”/package deal…
  • Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. Can I...

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

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

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

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

    Mark J
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Bursting on to the music scene last year in a boldly confident swirl of statuesque charisma, richly distinctive vocals and idiosyncratically infectious 'swamp hop' sounds, Ivy Levan instantly made her mark, generating buzz from the likes of Billboard, Access Hollywood, Perez Hilton, Glamour and The... ....
  • Watch List: Moko Offers A Raw, Heartfelt Plea With 'Ceremony'

    Mark J
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:52 pm
    U.K. artist Moko's talent has proved compelling on two counts as she has established herself over the last couple of years - firstly, her gospel, house and soul inspired 'electro-soul' sound has seen her win acclaim from fans and critics alike, with regular airplay on BBC Radio 1  and BBC 1Xtra... ....
  • Atlantic Records promotes Shawn Barron to VP of Urban A&R

    Andrew C
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Atlantic Records today named Shawn Barron to VP, Urban A&R, based out of the company’s Burbank office. Shawn Barron started at Atlantic Records five years ago as Urban A&R Manager. During his time here he has signed and worked with such artists as Diggy Simmons and Ty Dolla $ign, whose... ....
  • Watch List: Louis Baker Gets Down To 'Get Back' To Himself

    Mark J
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Both at home and abroad, New Zealand singer/songwriter Louis Baker has in the last year been further cementing his place in people's musical consciousness with his soulful vocals and thoughtful lyrics - following his invitation to the Red Bull Music Academy in New York, he was nominated for New... ....
  • Watch List: Elise LeGrow Looks For Redemption With 'Shine'

    Mark J
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    With diverse musical instincts spanning pop divas, 60's and 70's rock, and blues, jazz and soul, Canadian singer/songwriter Elise LeGrow's obvious talent saw her progress from singing on the Toronto live scene to inking a deal with Sony/ATV Publishing Canada, and from there going on to sign with... ....
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  • Ne-Yo - She Knows (T-Mix)

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:42 pm
    T-Pain gives Ne-Yo and Juicy J’s collaboration a re-work. His Stoicville: The Phoenix LP is still in the works. (in post Audio: T-Pain – She Knows (Remix) from Boi-1da. More by this artist at )
  • The Checkup - The Factor (DJ Schwa Stripped Back Remix) (Preview) / Traxsource & Spotify Bonus Track

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:39 pm
    The latest in a fine string of releases from Belgian label Electronical Reeds comes from a young Belgian duo, The Checkup. As of now, the boys have released but a handful of releases, although in that time they’ve… (in post The Checkup – The Factor [Electronical Reeds - December 19th] from House Music with Love. More by this artist at )
  • The Checkup - The Factor (Shades Of Gray Remix) (Preview)

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:39 pm
    The latest in a fine string of releases from Belgian label Electronical Reeds comes from a young Belgian duo, The Checkup. As of now, the boys have released but a handful of releases, although in that time they’ve… (in post The Checkup – The Factor [Electronical Reeds - December 19th] from House Music with Love. More by this artist at )
  • The Checkup - The Factor (Smash TV Remix) (Preview)

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:39 pm
    The latest in a fine string of releases from Belgian label Electronical Reeds comes from a young Belgian duo, The Checkup. As of now, the boys have released but a handful of releases, although in that time they’ve… (in post The Checkup – The Factor [Electronical Reeds - December 19th] from House Music with Love. More by this artist at )
  • Saint Saviour - James (new album In The Seams out now)

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Review Media Reader Head here to submit your own review of this album. Now and then, an album comes along that is so fresh, its like a huge gust of fresh air in your face. It blows away… (in post Saint Saviour - In The Seams from The 405. More by this artist at )
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  • How To Drop Weight Quickly – Very Best Weight Decline Ideas

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Imagine a life exactly where you can be entirely healthier, pressure cost-free, stay lengthy and stay youthful. Appears like heaven? It does but the very good information is that you can discover all that appropriate listed here on earth. It’s correct. The Goji berry is a small crimson fruit that has altered the lives of several individuals around the planet. People who eat this nutrient dense fruit day-to-day have a life expectancy of above a hundred a long time. Dr. Earl Mindell commenced Himalayan Goji juice a product of Cost-free Lifestyle. He was the first to develop a standardized…
  • Get All The Traffic With Ppc

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:05 pm
    When you run Google AdWords PPC you can go for a extended time considering it’s profitable. In reality, the figures search very good. Your click on by means of charge is substantial. The key phrases, advertisements and landing page are operating effectively. So is your bid strategy. And you are getting a very good conversion charge at a satisfactory ROI. It can be difficult to deal with a PPC marketing campaign and know all the tips to use in get to obtain these personal savings. It can need continual optimisation and tweaking and consequently the simplest way to preserve income is to…
  • Yoga Instructor Training – The Gateway To Your Enthusiasm For Lifestyle

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:49 pm
    When I first arrived across yoga, it was a neighborhood course and was one particular of the most rewarding ordeals I experienced enjoyed in some time. Not only did I immediately discover the bodily intensity of its work out right absent (muscle tissues that I didn’t even know I experienced were sore), but the psychological positive aspects were instant and unmistakable. The very best way to begin to dropping excess weight is by breastfeeding. In the first few levels right after supplying beginning, you are literally feeding your little one by means of the reservoir you have in your…
  • What Triggers Men And Women To Turn Out To Be Business Owners?

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:43 am
    It’s straightforward to come up with a record of factors (excuses actually) as to why you can’t accomplish monetary freedom and dwell credit card debt free of charge. Excuses are how we justify not enabling one thing to take place. Excuses are how we get by year after year, carrying out the very same issues and obtaining nowhere. Keep bills low and steer clear of impulse spending. This signifies you have to established a sensible budget that you actually attempt to adhere to. You may possibly have to analyze your current bills and make some agonizing alternatives. Learn when to…
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    RouteNote Blog

  • Muzik Release the First Pair of Smart Headphones

    Tom Newman
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    After two years of development, and with the help of $10 million of crowd funding, Muzik are finally ready to release their pair of smart headphones to the World. The Muzik headphones look like a standard pair of on-ear headphones, but with four well placed buttons on the side that do more than change track and volume, these are unique in their own way. The free Muzik Connect app lets you create customisable tap and swipe gestures on the ear-cup to save a song you want to remember, tweet the track you love, post it to Facebook, etc. The headphones have an open source accelerometer built-in.
  • Oh Wonder – Body Gold (Louis The Child Remix)

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
  • MNEK – The Rhythm

    Tom Newman
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:08 am
    Singer-songwriter and record producer MNEK has been totally killing it in the electronic music world for the past couple of years. Writing & producing records for Chris Malinchak, Bondax, Oliver Heldens, Naughty Boy, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Rudimental, Little Mix, Duran Duran, Olly Murs, Bastille and Tinie Tempah. Here’s a new track of his own ‘The Rhythm’.
  • Flexson VinylPlay – Streaming Records

    Tom Newman
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Record players and vinyl has been in the ‘niche’ category of music listening for the last few decades. VinylPlay hopes to propel records into 2014. Connect it up to a Sonos speaker, and with the help of its on board analogue-to-digital converter and phono amp, you’ll soon be streaming your 80s records through your brand new wireless speaker setup. You can also keep it old fashioned and plug it straight into active/powered speakers or conventional hi-fi and AV systems. No need to hide this player away, its beautiful monochrome design will have you proudly displaying it to all…
  • Tobu feat. Brenton Mattheus – You & I

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:28 am
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    Judy Rodman - All Things Vocal Blog

  • How To Get A Record Deal-3: Creating Fan Bases Record Labels Love

    Judy Rodman
    9 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
      This is the final post in this 3-part series. This one will be on creating the main music business asset that record labels look for... a large, obviously growing and potentially huge fan base. > Develop your fan baseDo a video on one of your songs that best reflects your artistic definition. Put it on Youtube, your website and every other video site you can. Create an EPK (electronic press kit). You'll need a great bio, press clippings, venue endorsements, if at all possible, make a video for it. Keep the info current.Get your artist website done!! This will be your hub for all…
  • How To Get A Record Deal-2: Steps To Attracting A Record Label

    Judy Rodman
    2 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    Today I want to offer you some steps towards gaining the attention of a legitimate  record label. You must know something before you start - success in the commercial music business takes TIME. Every overnight success has taken years of dedication, creating, experiencing and networking to find a 'lucky' window of opportunity. Let us begin:> Maximize your artistic abilitiesYour physical, mental, emotional, social and secure well-being comes first. I don't believe in sick, unbalanced, sorrowful, failed human beings becoming artists. What's the use? Your wellness will help you not only…
  • How To Get A Record Deal-1: What Record Labels Want

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

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

    Judy Rodman
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    one foot in front of the other... you'll get there!Improving the voice is a multifaceted journey of exploration and surprise, filled with rabbit trails, pitfalls, toolsets, saboteurs, enablers, frustrations, u-turns, plateaus and sudden eureka moments. It is a journey of steps... and like a well-played video game, you want to take the ones that lead to victories, not defeat (and definitely not injury!)When a singer or speaker comes in for a lesson with me, I assess where they are at the present moment. Then I look for the key to the next level up for their voice. Whether it's the first lesson…
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    Soundtrack Geek V2

  • Soundtrack Review: Warning Sign

    Jørn Tillnes
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Warning Sign Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Warning Sign by Craig Safan. At a glance: 29 tracks 54 minutes of score Geek Score: 94.4 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 42.9 Album Excellence: 80% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Invada Records surprised us with a release of Craig Safan’s Warning Sign from 1985, one of the first all-electronic scores out there. It’s a sci-fi thriller about a secret laboratory developing biological weapons and the million things that can and will go wrong. This seems to be Hal Barwood’s…
  • Soundtrack Review: Quentin Durward

    Jørn Tillnes
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Quentin Durward Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Quentin Durward by Bronislau Kaper. At a glance: 16 tracks 59 minutes of score Geek Score: 92.5 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 43.65 Album Excellence: 74% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Quentin Durward or The Adventures Of Quentin Durward from 1955 is next up in Polish Film Music Composers month. The Richard Thorpe directed movie is about a Scottish knight in France who is trying to facilitate a marriage between a rich and beautiful countess and an ageing uncle. This movie was part of…
  • Soundtrack Review: Doctor Who The Time Of The Doctor

    Jørn Tillnes
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Doctor Who The Time Of The Doctor Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the television score Doctor Who The Time Of The Doctor by Murray Gold. At a glance: 18 tracks 40 minutes of score Geek Score: 92.2 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 27.68 Album Excellence: 69% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The Time of the Doctor is the 800th episode of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Jamie Payne, and was broadcast on 25 December 2013 on BBC One. The score is composed by Murray Gold. After the very…
  • Soundtrack Review: Lili

    Jørn Tillnes
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Lili Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Lili by Bronislau Kaper. At a glance: 19 tracks 67 minutes of score Geek Score: 80 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 13.88 Album Excellence: 21% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Lili from 1953 directed by Charles Walters and composed by Bronislau Kaper is up next in Polish Film Music Composers month. It’s about an An orphaned young woman becomes part of a puppet act and forms a relationship with the anti-social puppeteer. This score won Best Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture at the 1953…
  • Soundtrack Review: Doctor Who The Day Of The Doctor

    Jørn Tillnes
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Day Of The Doctor Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the television score The Day Of The Doctor by Murray Gold. At a glance: 23 tracks 54 minutes of score Geek Score: 67.8 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 0 Album Excellence: 0% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The Day of the Doctor is a special episode of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, marking the programme’s fiftieth anniversary. It was written by Steven Moffat, an executive producer alongside Faith Penhale. It was shown on BBC One on 23 November 2013. The…
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    Beat Lawrence

  • Heads up: The Griswolds at the Granada in March 2015

    Beat Lawrence
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The Griswolds March 26 The Granada Acclaimed Australian band The Griswolds are set to embark on a massive nationwide tour with Walk the Moon. The band continues to celebrate their debut LP Be Impressive, out now on Wind-up Records. The album, produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Foster the People, M83), was released in August.
  • White Girl releases 7” “M.E.T.R.O.R.O.C.K.” b/w “Cocky”

    Beat Lawrence
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Monday, November 17th White Girl 8th St. Taproom 801 New Hampshire St 9pm / 21+ / $3 White Girl, the brain-child of Martin Bush, is a live electronic dance-infused romp through eternal fields of post-punk grasses and rolling new wave hills. Bush’s dual inspirations for the forthcoming 7″ were Kraftwerk’s Computer World and Prince’s Purple Rain.
  • Tennis at the Granada tomorrow night!

    Beat Lawrence
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Tennis partnered with the Urban Outfitters Live series to premiere their video for “Never Work For Free.” The video is taken from the band’s recent performance at a soundstage in north Philadelphia before wrapping up their tour in support of their third album Ritual in Repeat. They’ll be at the Granada tomorrow night. Doors open at 8pm!
  • The Bots Thursday 9/18 at the Replay

    Beat Lawrence
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:51 pm
    The Bots Thursday, September 18th, 10pm Replay Lounge Los Angeles sibling duo, The Bots, have spent most of the year on the road and recently added additional live dates supporting Augustines. NPR Music’s Bob Boilen praised the band’s high-energy live set, stating, “You’ve got to see these folks live.”  
  • Sturgill Simpson at Knuckleheads in December

    Beat Lawrence
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    We’re a little far out to post this but Sturgill Simpson is such a breath of fresh air to country music that we had to. He’ll be at Knuckleheads in Kansas City on December 2nd. His sophomore album Of Metamodern Sounds in Country Music is out now. Of Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Rolling Stone heralds, “Sounds Like: Merle Haggard with a stack of books on cosmology and metaphysics,” while Garden & Gun praises, “Metamodern is what country music should sound like.” Moreover, The Washington Post calls him, “Country music’s most exciting new outsider” and The…
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    Indiecision: Music Magazine: Indian indie music News, MP3s, Interviews, Videos, Giveaways, Awesomeness

  • Listen: ‘Let Me’ by Robot Koch featuring Curtain Blue

    Uday Kapur
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Berlin-based electronic music producer Robot Koch recently shared one of two tracks that feature Delhi’s Curtain Blue aka Abhishek Bhatia (The Circus). Titled ‘Let Me’, the track will feature on Robot Koch’s upcoming EP TSUKI‘, which is scheduled for a January 2015 release on Modeselektor‘s Monkeytown Records. ‘Let Me’ is an amalgamation of both Koch and Bhatia’s signature, understated approaches to music production. Featuring rhythmic, sparsely processed synths, textured, off-centre beats and dreamy, fragmented vocals, ‘Let…
  • Hard to Explain: The F16′s Talk Converse Rubber Tracks Experience in New York

    Ritwik Deshpande
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Imagine you’re in an up and coming indie rock band, you’ve been raised on a steady diet of The Strokes and have been worshipping Julian Casablancas for a while now, and you get to meet the man in person and hang out with him in his tour bus. That’s exactly what happened to Joshua Fernandez, the vocalist of Chennai-based quintet, The F16′s, when they won a chance to spend three days at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn. “Before we went to Brooklyn, we saw this video and thought Albert Hammond Jr.’ll be there,” says Joshua. “I flipped…
  • Radio City Freedom Awards Back for Second Edition

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    The Indian independent music industry is increasing in scale with every passing year and as such, the number of award ceremonies to felicitate musicians has also seen a hike in number. One of these – the Radio City Freedom Awards – was launched last year, with people such as Shankar Tucker and Benny Dayal (pictured above) walking away with a couple of the top honours. Now, the ceremony is back for its second edition and the organisers have invited applications for 11 categories from independent musicians from across the country. Eight of these categories, which existed last year, are Best…
  • Dance Music Showcase RESET Heads to Pune and Chennai

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:25 am
    UnMute Agency and Phoenix Live have shared details for the upcoming editions of RESET, an electronic music showcase that features select Indian electronic artists. The showcase, which made its debut in Hyderabad earlier this year, aims to be a more discernible medium for experiencing left-field genres of electronic music. The first edition of RESET featured some of India’s most cutting-edge electronic acts, such as Arjun Vagale, Anil Chawla, Adam and Kohra, playing back-to-back sets, and was attended by over 1,500 people. The second edition of RESET took place in Hyderabad on November…
  • Introducing: The NH7 Travelling Sketchbook

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:32 pm
    There’s just so much happening at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender that you inevitably get swept by a vortex of emotions. The music, the surroundings and the people conspire to create an inimitable vibe that the senses find hard to fathom. You often find yourself unable to figure out what to do with so much positive emotion. Calling your friends and rubbing it in is fun only till you realize how badly you wish they were there as well. Yelling “THIS IS AWESOME!” at random passers-by is cool till you realize you’re only stating the obvious. Kaveri Gopalakrishnan understands your need to…
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    Rob Fields
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
      Screenings and Venue: Wedns. Nov. 19, 12:15 PM at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas Thurs. Nov. 20, 9:30 PM at IFC Center NYC PREMIERE   The 1990’s was a tumultuous time in New York City. The Central Park jogger rape trial convicted five young Black and Latino men, who many correctly thought were totally innocent, and multiple racially involved homicides of Black men and women occurred, along with an increase in despondency by the drug problem and subpar economics affecting everyone, but primarily urban youth. It was no surprise why so many people wanted to escape the city. But you cannot…
  • Interview: ‘LITTLE WHITE LIE’ director Lacey Schwartz

    Rob Fields
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    filmmaker Lacey Schwartz (photo by Michael Hill)   Following our review of director Lacey Schwartz’ new documentary Little White Lie, we got a chance to chat with her and gained more insight into her very personal film which uncovers the secrets in her family regarding Lacey’s true full parentage.  For Lacey, what binds the film together is how people deal with denial: hers, her mother’s own (their current relationship is fleshed out below), her father’s and relatives own, and even audience members own. Little White Lie, which has played internationally, made its New York City…
  • DOC NYC review: ‘RUBBLE KINGS’

    Rob Fields
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Screening and Venue: Sunday, Nov. 16, 9:15 PM at SVA Theatre NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE   Its simple to think that the “Bronx is burning” and other negative interpretations of New York City’s most notorious borough are accurate without understanding why that may have been and how the stigma of urban decay affected the people within. 1970’s New York City was indeed a dangerous place, plagued with the failure of government-led urban renewal, a relative failure of the civil rights movement, a serious lacking of gender and sexual rights, and hard drugs becoming more of an everyday…

    Rob Fields
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
      Screenings and Venue: Sun. Nov. 16, 7:00 PM Wedns. Nov. 19, 10:45 AM IFC Center NYC PREMIERE   Lacey Schwartz grew up in an idyllic, mostly carefree, upper-middle-class Jewish household. While she knew she looked different from the rest of her family, yet never wanting to admit it, her parents contended that Lacey’s darker complexion and curly hair were traits inherited from her Sicilian paternal grandfather. But after going to college and experiencing life outside of her contained Upstate New York community, Lacey finally begins to probe her immediate family history and…
  • Documentary ‘TRUE SON’ Brings Hope to Inner City Politics

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

  • One Direction - Night Changes

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    One Direction - Night Changes One Direction's second single Night Changes, from the NEW album FOUR, is out now! iTunes: Amazon: Music video directed... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 9854656 612139 ratings Time: 04:01 More in Music
  • One Direction - Night Changes (Audio)

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    One Direction - Night Changes (Audio) Night Changes is the second single from One Direction's new album FOUR. Available to pre-order now: Music video by One Directi... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 5015799 209418 ratings Time: 03:52 More in Music
  • Wheel of Impressions with Kevin Spacey

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Wheel of Impressions with Kevin Spacey In this Halloween edition of Wheel of Impressions, Jimmy and Kevin take turns doing random celebrity impersonations, such as Christopher Walken talking about... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 8157185 51084 ratings Time: 05:04 More in Comedy
  • Daniel Radcliffe Raps Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics"

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Daniel Radcliffe Raps Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics" Jimmy challenges hip-hop lover Daniel Radcliffe to rap Blackalicious' tongue-twisting "Alphabet Aerobics." Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy F... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 27490944 293545 ratings Time: 04:01 More in Comedy
  • One Direction - Steal My Girl

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    One Direction - Steal My Girl One Direction's NEW single Steal My Girl – out now Taken from the new album FOUR. Pre-order the deluxe edition on iTunes and receive five tracks before... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 41669438 1087285 ratings Time: 05:19 More in Music
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    Heather Fenoughty

  • The Aviatrix: Capetown to Goodwood

    2 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    It’s November, and I’m just wrapping up the mix on a Christmas Ad (more on that when it broadcasts…). Where did the year go?! Earlier in the year I worked on ‘The Aviatrix’ (at the time, its working title was ‘Capetown to Goodwood’), a feature-length documentary about Tracey Curtis-Taylor’s recreation of Lady Heath’s first female-piloted biplane flight from South Africa to the UK in 1928. The trailer’s below, featuring some of the best bits of my tunes from the film! The Aviatrix won Best Film at the 1st Explorers Film Festival at…
  • New Album Release: The White Whale

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

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

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

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

    NewMusicBox Staff
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The Board of Directors of the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University have announced the names of twelve composers selected to receive 2014 Fromm commissions.
  • Poultry Jam: A Chicago Thanksgiving Playlist

    Ellen McSweeney
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Ah, Thanksgiving: a holiday as rich in calories as it is in cultural significance. What’s the proper soundtrack for a day that means so many different things? Why not canvas the work of Chicago composers for music that’s as complex as Turkey Day?
  • Incarceration and Musical Inspiration Part Four: The Last Class

    Julia Adolphe
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    After today, I would never know if a student went on to accomplish something, continue his education, or even be released from prison. I realized as I distributed the scores that I had included my full name as the composer; I was supposed to protect my own privacy.
  • Classical Music Has Open Data Sets?

    Kevin Clark
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    In open data sets, Suby Raman found a lot of really interesting stories to tell about the performing arts. Because he's a composer, he knew what to look for in the data and what would matter to people. Because he's a programmer, he knew how to handle the big data set itself.
  • The Art of Doubting Myself

    Nick Norton
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    If I write music that both satisfies and excites me, and is music that I want to hear, and I’m being honest about all of that, then I’m good. Anything beyond that is a lucky perk, and anything less than that can be worked on until it’s up to snuff in my musical worldview.
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    TRAEXS.COM Music Video News

  • Crowd Funding of Music Projects

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    rocketfuel is a new service to support musicians to finance their music projects. It is one of the latest crowd funding services enabling fans to support their favorite musicians. To do so fans have the options to either get a reward or merchandising stuff or just to make a donation. Fans of course stay informed more
  • Music Streaming with HiFi Quality

    6 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    The internet emerges more and more by by larger bandwith capacities more high quality services are offered. What is already common standard in video by hd now comes to music by streaming media in hifi quality. Lately tidal has been launched, a music streaming service dedicated to the UK and US market. The service is more
  • Social Listening with Milkshake

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

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

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Today music is very manifold. How manifold opposed to the former 200 years is shown by a nice animated infographic. This shows the development in time as well as the various interdependencies of music styles. By choosing a year the relevant interdependencies are shown as well. Of interest is the background of the infographic. It more
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  • A Mono/Poly Game

    4 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); The 9th installment in our Synthesis series for beginners explains the concept of monophonic and polyphonic sounds. Read the article
  • Send It in an Envelope

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

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

    7 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    VCO, DCO, LFO, the sixth episode of the Audiofanzine Synthesis Series explains all these weird, yet unavoidable acronyms. Let’s oscillate!
  • Make Some Noise!

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    From wave to noise, Audiofanzine takes this new step in the fifth article of our Synthesis series. Jump in with us!
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    The Journal of Gospel Music

  • The Williams Brothers – Songs of Worship, Praise & Deliverance

    Bob Marovich
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    The Williams Brothers Songs of Worship, Praise & Deliverance Blackberry Records (2014) By Bob Marovich With more than 50 years of harmonizing under their belt, the Williams Brothers are an institution in the quartet community. The group’s longstanding willingness and ability to adapt to the latest in sacred and secular sounds is exemplified in its latest album, Songs of Worship, Praise & Deliverance. Here, the Williams Brothers attach their meaty quartet harmonies to the meditative Praise & Worship style currently sweeping the gospel music and church…
  • JGM Pick of the Week: November 25, 2014

    Bob Marovich
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:54 pm
    “Real” BeWill Virginia singer, songwriter, rapper, and producer Will Stewart (aka BeWill) offers a brisk, refreshing ode to faith. It’s about the power of a God who he can’t see but nevertheless knows guides him throughout his day and provides beautiful gifts “from up above.” The inspirational message is fortified by a pulsing pop-urban AC arrangement and strong background vocalists. BeWill’s new EP, Praying for a Miracle, features Grace Gilliam and can be heard and purchased here: ( The title track…
  • Fisk Jubilee Singers impress audience with history, vocals | The Daily Beacon

    Bob Marovich
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Fisk Jubilee Singers impress audience with history, vocals | The Daily Beacon. The post Fisk Jubilee Singers impress audience with history, vocals | The Daily Beacon appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • Fred Hammond Talks New Album, Future of Gospel Music

    Bob Marovich
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    The Journal of Gospel Music‘s Bob Marovich talks with Fred Hammond about his new album, I Will Trust; his approach to songwriting; and the future of gospel music.  The title track plays immediately following the interview. The post Fred Hammond Talks New Album, Future of Gospel Music appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • Grammy Award-Winning Producer Aaron Lindsey on Motown Christmas

    Bob Marovich
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The Journal of Gospel Music‘s Bob Marovich talks with Grammy Award-winning producer Aaron W. Lindsey about his role in producing the new Motown Christmas CD, the label’s first Christmas album in more than 40 years. Hear about his work in taking pieces of history and enhancing them without losing any of the original luster. Bonus: listen to “It’s Christmas Time,” a selection from the new album, which features Smokey Robinson & the Miracles and Kevin Ross. The post Grammy Award-Winning Producer Aaron Lindsey on Motown Christmas appeared first on The Journal of…
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  • Style: Nike Lab Introduces Tech Fleece Nike Roche Run NM W

    Morgan Witt
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Nike has transferred their beloved lightweight thermal Tech fleece from apparel to sneakers in the form of the new Nike Roche Run NM W’s. Sitting atop a plush foam midsole is the classic Roche upper made from synthetic Tech fleece. A trio of distinct colorways are available now at select NikeLab destinations. The ‘Obsidian/Bleached Turquoise/Black,”Grey […]
  • Food: Watch Chef David Chang Discuss Secrets Behind Momofuku’s Success

    Morgan Witt
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Inspirational words from chef and entrepreneur, David Chang. Chang took the stage at WIRED Magazine’s “WIRED by Design” event that celebrates all things creative. His talk, “Designing Flavor Through Failure,” touches on his journey as a chef and culinary experimentation. Chang breaks down a few of his dishes as reference points for his growth as […]
  • Music: Skrillex Shares NABIL Directed Official Video For “F**k That”

    Morgan Witt
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:46 pm
    LA-based (by way of Austrailia) director/Photographer Nabil Elderkin has produced the latest visual for Skrillex. The official video for “F**ck That” takes you on an adventure in Morocco. The short film follows a Moroccan street fighter who gets caught up in a ‘Fight Club’ gone wrong. The action-packed clip has a mystical undertone that comes […]
  • Gear: Whipping Post Unveils “The Weekender” Leather Zip Top Duffle Bag

    Morgan Witt
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Atlanta, Georgia based leather crafter Ryan Barr has added a stunning new piece to his Whipping Post collection called “The Weekender.” The classic zip top duffle is constructed out of beautiful 100% vegetable tanned leather and features a heavy duty zipper across the top and an adjustable/removable leather strap. “The Weekender” was designed with the […]
  • Film: Ken Block’s Gymkhana 7 – Wild In The Streets Of Los Angeles

    Morgan Witt
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    After selling his ownership of DC Shoes, Ken Block shifted his business focus over to his Hoonigan Industries brand and his passion for precision driving. Block’s “Gymkhana” film series showcases his skills behind the wheel while doubling as a stellar marketing campaign. There must be some serious money behind these films now considering they’ve now […]
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  • Where to Find Pure Pop Music Online

    Peter Lee
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    I get a lot of emails from people asking, “Where do you find this music that you review? It’s not on my radio station?” It is a mystery why melodic pop/power pop/pure pop is not more popular on today’s radio. And I won’t turn this into a diatribe against corporate radio, although it would be easy to go off on that tangent. To tell the truth, I don’t even listen to music on traditional radio. Instead, I turn to Internet radio. There are torch bearers across the country broadcasting the gorgeous strains of pop music artists wanting to be compared to the…
  • Album Review: The Both

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

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

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

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

    Phil Hollows
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. From “For the Fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon For the benefit of my mostly US audience, in the UK and many other countries we buy paper poppies around the 11th to commemorate those who served and those who fell during the World Wars. The poppies specifically memorialize the killing fields in France and Belgium during WWI where the “lions led by donkeys” on both sides killed each other in…
  • Resolved: Overnight click-through issues

    Phil Hollows
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    Although feeds were being served and email sent OK, some publishers experienced click-through issues overnight; the problem has now been resolved. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. Any subscribers seeing an error message now need to simply refresh the page. Today, job 1 is to update our monitors to better detect this kind of issue, which unfortunately went undetected by our automated system health tracking.        Related StoriesFeeds, Clicks and DNS ProblemsSome Metrics May Be Missing TemporarilyFalse Alarms and Click Through Issues Aug 1 
  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

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

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

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

    Phil Hollows
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. From “For the Fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon For the benefit of my mostly US audience, in the UK and many other countries we buy paper poppies around the 11th to commemorate those who served and those who fell during the World Wars. The poppies specifically memorialize the killing fields in France and Belgium during WWI where the “lions led by donkeys” on both sides killed each other in…
  • Resolved: Overnight click-through issues

    Phil Hollows
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    Although feeds were being served and email sent OK, some publishers experienced click-through issues overnight; the problem has now been resolved. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. Any subscribers seeing an error message now need to simply refresh the page. Today, job 1 is to update our monitors to better detect this kind of issue, which unfortunately went undetected by our automated system health tracking.        Related StoriesFeeds, Clicks and DNS ProblemsSome Metrics May Be Missing TemporarilyFalse Alarms and Click Through Issues Aug 1 
  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

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

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

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

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Hunter Boots is making waves again. The Edinburgh, Scotland-based historic icon has opened its first-ever flagship store at 83 Regent Street in London with a celebration featuring a troupe of Singing-In-The-Rain dancers arriving in a red double-decker wearing head-to-toe Hunter Original collection.   The store design is a funky combo of urban shopping heaven and agricultural themes that echo farm life and barns – all thought up by the design team at Checkland Kindleysides.   Established in 1856 and known for its dutiful supply of millions of trench booth for the British troops…
  • One Hot Yoga & Pilates Studio - South Yarra, Melbourne

    9 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Over the past two years, architect Robert Mills (Robert Mills Architects and Interior Designers) and his yoga-enthusiast spouse, Lucinda Mills, have created a sophisticated yoga and Pilates emporium in Melbourne’s South Yarra neighbourhood. The business, One Hot Yoga, is divided into four studios that occupy space at three addresses. Studio 1 (One Hot Yoga) is at 36 River Street, Studio 2 (One Hot Yoga and Mat Pilates) is at 46 River Street, and right next door at 48 River Street is the newest addition, Studios 3 and 4 (One Hot Pilates). In total, the studios take up nearly 800 square…
  • Cj Hendry - New Playing Card Series

    4 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Those of you who are regular TCH readers know of CJ Hendry already. She is the extraordinary pen-and-ink artist whose work we fell in love with and then introduced to the public, first through Instagram and then at our Art Hunter temporary art experience in Sydney that we hosted with Jaguar.   The success of her work has been absolutely phenomenal, and for a good reason. Nothing compares to the mesmerising result of her painstaking work. Each image appears to be an enlargement of a black-and-white photograph, except that it isn’t. It is a one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn piece of art.
  • Her Majesty's Pleasure, Toronto, Canada

    1 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Toronto’s funky, ever-evolving King West Village has just gained another interesting entrepreneurial tenant at the brand-new, 12-storey condo and townhouse project, Fashion House, at 556 King Street West. The newcomer is Her Majesty’s Pleasure, a flexible concept by husband and wife, Jeff Armstrong and Sara Kardan. The sunny space functions as a hair, nail and beauty salon, a coffee and tea bar (during the day), a cocktail bar (at night), a shop, and even an event space, all tied together by a tightly controlled palette of colors (mainly black, white and wood) and materials. The…
  • Vienna's Steirereck

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Chef-owner Heinz Reitbauer is a member of the Reitbauer family that operates the famous Steirereck restaurant and the Meierei café beneath it in Vienna, and the Pogush Country Inn in Styria, in the southeast of Austria. His family’s latest contribution to the Austrian culinary excellence is the complete and spectacular renovation of Steirereck that consistently places among the top of the world’s 50 best restaurants list. In 2005, the Reitbauers moved Steirereck from its home of 35 years in Weißgerbe Lände to Vienna, and took up the former Milchhauspavilion, an…
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    Jake Owen - News

  • 'What We Ain't Got' Video Released

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Jake has just released a video for his new single "What We Aint Got." The new song and video are an emotional departure from the "party anthems" that have made Jake such a popular voice in country music, but he seems more than at home when taking on this serious subject matter. If you have yet to see the video, check it out below. For more about Jakes thoughts on his new single and video, check out his Entertainment Tonight interview about the song: - Jake Owen Steps Outside His Comfort Zone with Emotional What We Aint Got Video - by Sophie Schillaci From
  • Ft Loramie, OH Fan Club Pre-Sale

    10 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Attention Ohio fans! Jake is coming to Ft. Loramie to play the Country Concert at Hickory Hills Lakes, and Fan Club Members will get first access to pre-sale tickets for the show! Concert tickets will be available starting Wednesday, November 12 at 10am local venue time. A password will be required to access pre-sale ticketa. You can find your pre-sale password in your Account Dashboard. Not a member? Join Today Be the first to purchase tickets for the following Days Of Gold Tour date: July 10m 2015 - Ft. Loramie, OH @ Country Concert 15 at Hickory Hills Lakes For a full list of upcoming…
  • Jake Owen to Headline 2015 Winstock Festival

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

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

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

    Viola da Voce
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    For the second time this year, a musician from Time for Three has been denied by US Airways. Bassist Ranaan Meyer, who was attempting to fly out of LAX following Time for Three’s appearance on Dancing with the Stars, posted a video on Facebook today in which he explained that US Airways would not permit […]
  • “Breaking Ice” Concerts to Benefit an Orphanage in Awassa, Ethiopia

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

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

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

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

  • A Very RELEVANT Christmas, Vol. 4

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:52 pm
  • 'Independence Day 2' Is Real and It Is Happening

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:42 pm
    An Independence Day sequel is about to shoot down from the sky and blow up the White House or something. The sequel's been talked about basically since the first movie detonated in 1996, ushering in a new era of disaster porn that was as devastating for onscreen monuments as it was for offscreen minds. And now, in 2016, the aliens are officially coming back for Independence Day 2, and it seems likely they've stepped up their password game since Jeff Goldblum's computer virus took them out the first time (1996 was a different time, friends). This movie will debut in 2016, and almost all our…
  • I'm a Christian. Why Am I Still So Scared of Dying?

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Just because you believe in Heaven doesn't necessarily mean you're looking forward to getting there. Dear Eddie, I've been a Christian my entire life and I've always known that when I die, I'm going to go to Heaven. And as much as people talk about how great Heaven is, I just can't quite get over a fear of death. It seems like, if I really believed in Heaven, then - if anything - I'd look forward to death. But it honestly just sounds terrifying, and that makes me feel like I don't really believe what I say I believe. Is it OK for Christians to be afraid of dying? -David
  • Here's a Beautiful Song From Joy Williams and Hayley Williams

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    The Civil Wars may be over, but Joy Williams still has plenty of good music left in her - including this terrific duet with Paramore's Hayley Williams ...
  • Darren Wilson Tells ABC News ‘I Did My Job Right’

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    Police Officer Darren Wilson—who was recently cleared by a grand jury in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown—recently sat down with ABC News, telling George Stephanopoulos, “The reason I have a clean conscience is that I know I did my job right.” Though he did say that he was sorry for the loss of life, Wilson said that he doesn’t “think it's haunting” because he felt he made the right decisions in the moment. Wilson maintained that he was attacked by Brown, and that Brown never raised his hands to surrender. When asked why he chased Brown after his initial shots…
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  • Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends Band in Tokyo JAPAN – 1-13-16, 2015

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Latin music, alive and well in all parts of the world. . Go BIG, show them what it’s all about. That’s exactly what Larry Harlow will be doing on Jan 13-16 2015. Larry Harlow will be starting off the year, at the famed Blue Note Club in TOKYO Japan. He’s going BIG because he’s taking along with him a line up of ‘Who’s Who’ musicians from mainstream Latin music’s Hard Hitters.         The Latin Legends Band originally formed with the intent of  educating both Latino and American youth about Latin music heritage and pioneering new ideas in the music. The…
  • Willie Alvarez on

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    salsa, musica de salsa, played at salsa congress dances Fiery and Intense, that’s how Willie Alvarez plays. Salsa Dura has a notch on it with the initial s ’WA’. Willie borned and raised in New York,  just like Salsa Dura. He’s played with a who’s who’s list of the best bands in New York City. Willie Alvarez aka “El Trombonista del Barrio” currently has his own band along with some new recordings.. more here When dancers go to Willie’s event they’re assured of the swing and salsa music they expect from the best. Even with a band Willie is still in high demand by other…
  • Ray Bayona – Pre Thanksgiving Day Dance – 2014

    10 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Ray Bayona – Pre Thanksgiving Day Dance – 2014 (11.26.14)   The 2014 Holiday Season is just about upon us, almost. Soon the preparations will get on the way, and you’ll lose yourself with all the chores, the hustle and bustle of shopping, attending to guests and visitors. But, before all of that gets to you there are treats in store for you. A Pre-Thanksgiving Dance has already been scheduled, just for you, over at LORRAINE’s, Bronx NewYork. On Wednesday Nov 26th. LORRAINE”s will be featuring, none other than RAY BAYONA. along with Ray will  Johnny MAMBO and friends …
  • Pete Nater on

    9 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    If you just started listening to Salsa Music or Latin Jazz music you’ve probably been hearing Pete Nater’s trumpet without even knowing it. If you’ve already been listening Salsa Music, you most are listening to Pete Nater’s trumpet, and STILL not know it. Pete Nater is a sideman, He is a member of many bands. Most notably, with today’s well known HOT bands, for you see, Pete Nater is GOOD at what he does. If this wasn’t the case he wouldn’t have been around so long, recorded so many times, and been called so many times, ever since he was 16 years old. When he received that…
  • Cita Rodriguez on

    8 Nov 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Cita Rodriguez on The name Rodriguez has been synonymous with great music through the years. It’s no surprise that a female with the same sur name is one of the lead singers in one of the most famed Big Band Orchestra of the day, The Mambo Legends Orchestra. If you don’t know of Cita Rodriguez you’ll find that she’s the daughter of a famous singer/musician Pete “ El Conde’ Rodriguez no longer with us. She was a natural when it came to music from an early age. She traveled everywhere her father went, while he was on tour, sharing the stage many times with him. She…
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    The Round Table Online

  • First Listen: Pink Feathers Streams “Keep Pretending” Produced by RAC

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    Just last week, Pink Feathers (aka Liz Anjos) gave us the first glimpse at her Invisible Lines EP with lead single “Ghosts” and today follows up with a second single, “Keep Pretending.” And though the single is another inspired blend of synth-heavy electronic pop music produced by the masterful RAC (aka Andre Anjos), it’s Pink Feathers’ saccharine vocals that breathe life into the hypnotic beat. Without question, RAC and Pink Feathers are our new favorite electro-pop power couple. Both “Keep Pretending” and “Ghosts” will appear on…
  • Nashville’s Indie Rock Trio Colony House Announce November Tour with Augustana

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    Nashville’s indie-rock trio Colony House have announced that they will be joining Augustana on their November tour that will take them to Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Boston, Atlanta, and beyond. The tour kicks off less than two weeks after the band finish off their Fall headlining tour with Knox Hamilton. Colony House released their debut album When I Was Younger this past summer via Descendent Records. Watch the band perform new single “Silhouettes” on Late Night with Seth Meyers here. See below for remaining list of Colony House tour dates. Tour Dates: Nov. 15 –…
  • Photos: Andy Grammer Performs at espace in New York for Pandora Listeners

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Pandora Media)   Platinum selling recording artist Andy Grammer performed an exclusive show for Pandora listeners at espace in New York City for Toyota Sessions. Toyota Sessions is an online series of artist interviews and exclusive content that is only available on Pandora. Fans who attended the event were treated to a limited-edition event poster, onsite Instagram prints and an opportunity to check out the Toyota Prius plug-in and lift back. The show with Andy Grammer is just one of many events Pandora has hosted this year. Other artist events…
  • TRT Interview: Singer-Songwriter Hemming Talks Going Solo and Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project

    13 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
      It can be intimidating being dubbed Linda Perry’s protégé’ from the onset, but Hemming (aka Candice Martello) seems to be taking it all in stride as she embarks on her new path as a solo artist. Hemming initially joined the superstar producer’s VH1 reality show, Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project, mid-season as half of Philly based punk band Omar, but she quickly caught Perry’s attention with her own original material. After an agonizing decision to leave her band-mate Nick, Hemming went on to win the competition including a recording contract with Perry’s…
  • First Listen: Pink Feathers Releases Solo Single “Ghosts” Produced by RAC

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    Fans of RAC might recognize Pink Feathers‘ (aka Liz Anjos) delicate vocals on “Seventeen” or from live shows, but the indie pop singer is currently prepping her own solo endeavor starting with the release of new single “Ghosts.” Produced by Andre Anjos of RAC, “Ghosts” brings us that synth-heavy, electronic pop sound that we’ve come to love from the producer, but more importantly, it perfectly compliments Pink Feathers’ vocal dexterity as she dips in and out of tempo and melody.  The song is totally addicting. Pink Feathers is…
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    As The World Spins

  • 5 years Crux Munich Mix

    DJ Hotsauce
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    This past Friday the legendary Crux clubs in Munich celebrated it’s firth anniversary. For this occasion all of the current resident DJ’s got together and created a 120 minute mix for you guys. Included are our own DJ Hotsauce, DJ Silence, Dan Gerous, Not.FX, DJ A-Les & 100BlackDolphins. You can stream and download the mix below.
  • DJ Jelly, DJ Gutta Down – Mix Monstaz 4

    DJ Jelly
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:52 pm
    DJ Jelly & Gutta Down return with their Mix Monsta series and bring you part 4. Stream the entire mix below and download your copy here.
  • DJ Hotsauce PULS Radio Mix (November)

    DJ Hotsauce
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Like every first Saturday of each month I was back on the air for German radio station “Puls” last week. You can now stream my entire 2 hour mix below and tune in live again in December at
  • In The Mix: DJ INT at Scratch Academy with DJ Jelly

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

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

  • Mustachianism, Environmentalism, Me, and Us

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:08 pm
    This post was originally published on UnevenEarth, a fantastic publication just getting off the ground trying to disect environmental news. Two years ago a friend tweeted this article from the Mr. Money Mustache backlog. The author preaches a gospel that struck me as true - if you're privileged, and you're in a lucky position to have a steady income, and you can be comfortable in that knowledge, than through frugality, research, and understanding, you can reach financial independence fairly easily. When that happens, you can focus on the things that you think are really important. The overall…
  • A Goodreads Alternative

    9 Nov 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Goodreads lets me do a couple of things I like - easy tracking of the books I read - but Goodreads implementation of a social network is lacking, and probably misplaced. There are not enough active users for serious recommendations from other people I know. My feed is largely made up of people accepting friend requests and one or two prolific readers listing what they want to read and what they have read. I'm not a huge fan of crowd-sourced reviews, with the end result that every book has a 3.8 average rating. I would prefer reviews from a few critical reviewers who do this for a living, or…
  • Missed questions for Julie Zhuo, Product Design Lead at Facebook.

    2 Nov 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Designer News recently got a chance to grill Facebook's Product Design Lead with some hard questions. Sadly, none of the questions that got answered seemed overly concerned with hard topics within modern design, and more concerned with portfolios, junior tips, and ramen. Working on a product that is used by billions of people, there's plenty of questions you could ask an experienced and good designer that you couldn't find answers for in any of their other writing or simply by reading a couple of books. These are questions about ethics in design, complex algorithmic influences on your work,…
  • Doing Violence to a Person's Privacy

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Recently I was in an IRC chat room where the conversation turned to harassment. Some folks had infiltrated the chatroom and were using bots to log the conversation. Ostensibly the plan was to use transcripts to harass minority activists present in the channel so the bots were identified and ejected. We are creating a safe space and it was important to the community that people should be able to say what they want to say without fear of being harrassed for it. One member took it upon themselves to investigate the bots and track down a potential owner, their university address, and their…
  • Artificial Intelligence in Dune

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

  • 12 Ways to Say “Thank You” in Song

    Jillian Mapes
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    You know those people on Facebook who celebrate even minor holidays by posting corresponding songs? “Here’s ‘Big Yellow Taxi,’ happy Earth Day!” Maybe you’re one of those people. I won’t tell, though your entire Facebook feed already knows. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, I’m just saying: at least make sure you pick the right song if you’re going to do it. So, here are 12 solid songs that say “thank you” in various but direct ways. Tomorrow happens to be Thanksgiving. Do with these what you will.
  • Bad Feminist: A Conversation With Ariel Pink

    Jillian Mapes
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Ariel Pink has just woken up. I can hear it in his voice and incomprehensible greeting. It’s Monday morning, 10.30 a.m. on the West Coast. A few hours earlier, Pitchfork published an op-ed from Joanna Gruesome singer Alanna McArdle titled “Ariel Pink’s ‘Joke’ Isn’t Funny Anymore.” I’m sure Pink hasn’t seen the piece yet yet, but it doesn’t stop him from referencing McArdle’s claim that he’s just trolling us. Oh, yes — he has many thoughts on this topic, which he volunteers without me even having to bring it up. In fact,…
  • Killer Mike Delivers Emboldening Speech in St. Louis on Darren Wilson Grand Jury Verdict

    Moze Halperin
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Last night, Run the Jewels performed in St. Louis. They were already scheduled to perform there, and didn’t change their plans after the grand jury on the Darren Wilson case wholly failed America by not indicting the officer who shot the unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown. The grand jury decision didn’t simply set us back 80 years to a time of more visibly hideous race politics, but rather underscored that you don’t need to “set us back” to show that, in fact, the strides we’ve made as a country mean very little until economic equality, and the equality of…
  • We Will All Howl: Antony Hegarty on the State of Transfeminism

    Moze Halperin
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    “They announced two weeks ago that in the last 40 years, the number of wild animals has dropped by one-half, and we’re expecting a 50 to 70 percent extinction event of all species by the end of the century,” Antony Hegarty says. “I always think about those stories about the last bird, or the last of a species, when they’re calling out and they don’t have the other animal, the partner that can call back to them. The idea of the disappearing voice is very resonant for me. What hears a solitary voice. What responds to a solitary voice.” These disquieting…
  • The Intake Form: Meet “Psychedelic Witch-Wave” Artist Ruby Fray

    Jillian Mapes
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Intake Form is Flavorwire’s new questionnaire feature spotlighting emerging musicians worth your time, paired with a premiere from the artist. Here, we premiere the “Barbara” video from  K Records’ Ruby Frayand get a little weird with the self-dubbed “psychedelic witch-wave” singer-songwriter from Austin via Olympia.  Since its late-September release, Grackle — Emily Beanblossom’s second release under her Ruby Fray pseudonym — has been creeping into my dreams. The album is very versatile in that way: it works for when you need a…
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    Mel's Internet Universe Music Blog

  • 10 Minute Documentary: Buy Sell Trade

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

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

    Melvin AhChing
    1 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    Their Technology from King Deluxe on Vimeo. Addition to the previous post... their video. Very cool.
  • A Thousand Years - Their Technology

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

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

  • #HHR #Rhymth & #Poetry #Mixtape

    Artist Notice
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Hip-Hop is back with a new mixtape titled "#HHR Rhythm & Poetry". #HHR has been making mixtapes for over 5 years. We look for artists that are looking to be heard in places they might not be able to reach. Every artist that sends in their music is​ guaranteed to be put on a mixtape. If you are looking to get in on keeping hip hop about the Lyrics, Flows, and Realness send your tracks with a pic and a bio to BOXONINC@YAHOO.COM Download Mixtape | Free Mixtapes Powered by Related articles #HHR Mixtape Plan a Deck Update 5 Design Tips for Financial Report Cover…
  • Landmark Mandela Documentary to Headline BUFF Africa Season Coverage in December

    British Urban Film Festival
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    (from left to right: Leigh Odimah - The Africa Channel; Jason Bourque - Director, Music for Mandela; Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe - Director, BUFF Africa Season 2014; Ayshia Armani - The Africa Channel). Akua Gyamfi, editor of The British Blacklist has been announced as the host of this year’s inaugural BUFF Africa Season – sponsored by The Africa Channel. The season launches on The Africa Channel (Sky channel 209 and Virgin channel 289) on Friday 5 December with the UK television premiere of ‘Music for Mandela’ – a documentary which  highlights the influential role music played in the…
  • Styled in a Crown of Glory

    Urban Fashion Network
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Houstonians celebrated a week of fashion and philanthropy during the annual Houston Fashion Week showcased at the JW Marriott Hotel. Notable dignitaries in attendance were Ms. Trinelle Mc Hughes-Thomas from the City of Houston, Mayor's office, Miss Houston, Miss Teen Houston, Mrs. Texas Int'l, Miss Jr. Lone Star State and Miss Teen Texas. The event spanned six days; and is produced by a group of local models, fashion photographers and style enthusiasts who are in support of Houston's local Fashion Designers. There was a silent auction of dresses created by the participating designers to help…
  • Cultural Celebration at Inaugural African Fashion Week Houston

    Urban Fashion Network
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The first annual African Fashion Week Houston brought together Houstonians and international guests to celebrate the cultural traditions of African fashion, dance and music. The Fall of Signature Essence (F.O.S.E.) runway show and concert showcased creative African fashion designers including TeKay Designs and performers from around the world on August 16th, 2014 at the prestigious Ayva Center in Houston Texas. Guests were wowed by models wearing stunning African fashions in the elaborate ballroom decorated with chandeliers, covered chairs, ceiling drapes, floral arrangements, DJ, live band,…
  • Channel 4 pick 'Driftwood' and 'Sunny Boy' to receive network TV premieres

    British Urban Film Festival
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:09 am
    The British Urban Film Festival can announce today that ‘Driftwood’ & ‘Sunny Boy’ have become the first festival selections to broadcast on network television as part of Channel 4’s short film strand The Shooting Gallery - showcasing brand new films from some of the UK’s best new film-making talent.‘Driftwood’ (directed by James Webber) was shown as part of last year’s BUFF shorts UK showcase at Oxford House in London’s Bethnal Green. It also went onto make the BAFTA longlist. The film will be broadcast tonight (Monday 25 August) at 11.55pm.‘Sunny Boy’ (directed by…
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    Feed Me Indie - The Best New Music from Indie Rock Cafe

  • Flashback Tracks Mix – Kill City Cartel, Guardian Alien, Battles, Dan Friel, Grinderman, Jon Lindsay, Versus, The Budos Band (Indie Rock Cafe)
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Flashback Tracks is a playlist series aimed at featuring playlist mixes of standout, genre-bending singles from both DIY and signed artists that we love from the past. Hard to believe that IRC will be 8 years old this month! First up is the track, “Miracle,” from London songwriter and vocalist Theo, aka, E-MUTE, released earlier [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • In Dee Mail, Vol. XXV – Gems, Mighty Fox, Canopy Climbers, Ekos, The Etiquette, The Gifted Children, Cousin Dud (Indie Rock Cafe)
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:11 am
    This latest installment of IRC’s longest running indie rock music series, In Dee Mail, marks the 25th volume, and includes a whole new bunch of music never before featured on IRC. The bands profiled below include Seattle band Gems; Chicago’s Mighty Fox; Little Rock’s Canopy Climbers; Mexico’s Ekos; Rochester’s The Gifted Children; Los Angeles band, [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – The Airplanes (Indie Rock Cafe)
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:28 pm
    The Airplanes – Fayetteville, Arkansas These are bands, like bands and artists we’ve been profiling since 2008, that fly largely under the radar, but whose music warrants more attention. Here’s the first of seven bands we’ll feature over the next week. If you would like to support IRC, and help us grow and feature more [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • 50 Great Indie Halloween Songs – Beach House, Radiohead, The Kinks, Pavement, Beck, Cults, The Kills, The Black Keys (Indie Rock Cafe)
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Happy Hallowscream. Over the years, IRC has put together over 20 different Halloween playlists, featuring hundreds of Halloween, or Halloweenish, songs. Some songs were picked merely because the title is in some way, Halloweenish; you know, blood, ghosts, monsters, death, vampires, skeletons, darkness, and so on. You’ll also hear some tracks that don’t really *sound* [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Band of the Week – Baltimore’s Indie Pop DIY Band Joy Classic (Indie Rock Cafe)
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Baltimore DIY band Joy Classic pumps out catchy, feel good psych pop sounds layered with bright guitar hooks and twangs, reverb-soaked vocals, and punchy bass lines on standout songs like “Ya Know” and “Blossom.” We know when we’ve hit upon a talented, promising band when it’s difficult to pick just a couple of songs to [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
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    The Curious Brain

  • Your art is still loading

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
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    26 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
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    26 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    what is happening with Mashable?
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  • It’s OK

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    Tom Rosenthal | “It’s OK” – Official music video from Hannah Jacobs on Vimeo. A lovely little animated music video for Tom Rosenthal!Directed and animated by Hannah Jacobs
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Racism Remains in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Chrycka Harper
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 22:48 p.m. DST, 25 November 2014 SOUTH AFRICA – The World Hates me Because I am Black… Thus I will Love the World Because I am Black I will always remember this moment: my mom and little brother coming into the house with mail. She hands me […]
  • Saudi Arabia Grapples with Women’s Right to Drive Within Existing Restrictions

    Rocio Flores
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Rocío Flores, Associate Editor Last Modified: 15:40 p.m. DST, 13 November 2014 SAUDI ARABIA – A common Western activity such as driving has been an issue for women in Saudi Arabia for ages. Although women over thirty have been allowed to drive, this right has been curtailed by the stringent restriction to which they are […]
  • Human Trials to Test Ebola Vaccine Begin

    Sarah Jakubowski
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 23:31 p.m. DST, 05 November 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Institute of Health (NIH) has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin human testing of a new Ebola vaccine. This will be welcome news for the millions of Americans who now face […]
  • Rwanda’s Leading Murderer

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

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

  • Mel Brooks to Voice Dracula’s Father in Hotel Transylvania 2

    Sylvie Lesas
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The ancient, undead and incredibly grumpy vampire Vlad (voiced by Mel Brooks) pays an impromptu visit to his son Dracula (Adam Sandler), granddaughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) and her boyfriend Johnny (Andy Samberg) in Sony Pictures Animation’s .. Mel Brooks will be the voice of Vlad, the ancient, undead and incredibly grumpy father to Dracula (Adam Sandler). Dracula, Mavis, Jonathan and all of their monster friends are back in the brand new comedy adventure:  when the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, Hotel Transylvania is in for…
  • Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, Sacred Grove, the 10th installment in the Mystery Case Files® series, available today for PC/Mac and more

    Sylvie Lesas
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:08 pm
     Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, Sacred Grove, the 10th installment in the Mystery Case Files® series, is available today for PC and Mac. It will be releasing on Thursday, November 27th on smartphones and tablets. In this 10th Mystery Case Files installment, Dire Grove has been plunged into a record cold, and wild animals threaten at every turn. As the leading Mystery Case Files detective, you’ve been called to uncover the source of the town’s troubles and quickly find yourself in the middle of a feud between the local hunters and the mysterious mistwalkers who live…
  • Baha Men Release Christmas Single Little Drummer Boy/Silver Bells Medley

    Sylvie Lesas
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    Grammy Award winning Bahamian band Baha Men have just released a Christmas song entitled “Little Drummer Boy/Silver Bells Christmas Medley” via Sony Music. Baha Men will issue a brand new album “Ride With Me” February 9th 2015 via Sony Music. The album is an infectious blend of world music, Junkanoo, and American Top 40. The album’s first single “Night & Day” will be impacting radio December 29th. The song was first featured on the 2014 Sony released FIFA World Cup compilation album “One Love, One Rhythm”, that also featured tracks by J…
  • Ariana Grande Releases Holiday Single “Santa Tell Me”

    Sylvie Lesas
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Ariana Grande delivers her brand new original holiday single, “Santa Tell Me”. The track is now available on all digital partners. Get it here! Listen to the audio right now. “Santa Tell Me” also stands out as the only new music on the compilation Target Presents iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Hits 2014 — in all Target stores now. // Sunday, Ariana  lit up the stage at the 2014 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. First, she delivered a sizzling medley of hits including “Problem”, “Break Free”, and “Love Me…
  • Joni Mitchell ‘Love Has Many Faces’ — Available Now On Rhino

    Sylvie Lesas
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:34 am
    Joni Mitchell‘s new four-disc boxed set Love Has Many Faces : A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting to be danced  is available at retailers now. The four-disc collection features 53 newly remastered songs recorded throughout her landmark career. Mitchell selected the material from 40 years of recording and designed the package, which includes 53 lyrical poems, six new paintings, and an autobiographical text illuminating her recording process. The set is available for a suggested list price of $59.98. Joni Mitchell will return  today, November 25th, to PBS’ Tavis Smiley to discuss the new…
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: Young Ejecta – Your Planet

    Matthew Hickey
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Young Ejecta (formerly known simply as “Ejecta”) just dropped the second single from their upcoming mini-album The Planet. Titled “Your Planet” the track opens with the soft, breathless croon of front-woman Leanne Macomber before fading into a wide-open, free-wheeling synth-lit groove courtesy of producer/multi-instrumentalist Joel Ford. It’s quite lovely. If you missed it, you can hear the album’s first single “Welcome To Love” on our Mid August Mix.
  • Single Serving: Alma Elste – Heart Melter

    Andrew Brandt
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Some song titles are just too telling. “Heart Melter,” the official debut from Alma Elste, is one of the telling ones. From its opening flourish of woodwinds to its final breathy chorus, the track is a smooth stunner—a song that’ll leave you reeling harder than Pepe Le Pew after that darned cat. Though “Heart Melter” can function as a showcase for Elste’s soothing vocals, its real potency lies in its versatility: this is the perfect song to soundtrack a night out, or a night in. You can pre-order “Heart Melter” from Hand In Hive here.
  • Holiday Gift Guide: This and That

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:36 pm
    1. Architec Barewood Cutting Board I love the raw edge look of this cutting board, which looks expensive but is actually only $29 from Target! 2. Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker Cocktail connoisseurs and newbies can both appreciate this stylish shaker, which comes in silver, gold, and copper. 3. Pommes Frites Teakwood and Tobacco Candle This is the second year in a row a Pommes Frites candle is on my gift guide, but I just can’t quit the Teakwood and Tobacco scent. It’s unisex and oh-so-sexy. 4. Pia Wallen Cross Throw Blanket More of a decorative piece than something you’d…
  • Turntable Kitchen’s 2014 Music Lovers Gift Guide

    Matthew Hickey
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Looking for that perfect gift for the music lover in your life? We’ve got the goods. Below we’ve listed out some of our favorite gadgets, box sets, books and more: 01. The National – Slipmats + digital downloads ($30 for all three) These slip mats are simply beautiful and – best of all – they each come with a digital download of one of The National’s early records (Cherry Tree in particular is an often overlooked masterpiece in my book). You can nab them here. 02. The Beatles in Mono Boxset ($336.50) The Beatles the way The Beatles were meant to be heard: in…
  • Single Serving: Landmarks – Pacific

    Matt Dillon
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Landmarks is a Chi-town five piece who’s latest self titled EP is as warm and colorful as a beach comber’s board shorts. Subdued vocals, jangled guitar riffs and cyclical drums all lend to the Landmarks EP’s shoegaze sub-frame. However it’s the noodling Stratocaster melodies found on tracks such as “Jackson Park” and “Pacific” that fully capture that beach-bum lazy sense of nostalgia that all of you Real Estate fans out there know and love. Properly absorbed, this EP has the power to bring out the care-free urban slacker in us all.
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    Music Scene Investigation

  • MSI: Episode 184 – Tom Chianti

    MSI Lab Tech
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:41 pm
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  • Song of the Week for 11-23-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:40 pm
  • MSI: Episode 183 – Ian Freedman

    MSI Lab Tech
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:28 pm
    This is episode 183 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was Ian Freedman, musician and Radio host.
  • Song of the Week for 11-16-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:22 pm
    This is episode 183 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was Ian Freedman, musician and Radio host. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. I Am Ready by Frank Palangi 2. Born To Roam by Roger Ratliff 3. Blessed by Young Gifted
  • MSI:Hitlist Winner for November 2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:13 pm
    This is the November 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. November 2014. The artists appearing on this months Hitlist are: Silhouette Cities, Rhyn, Abandon Tradition and Fronz Arp.
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  • Poster For The Peanuts Movie

    Larry Fire
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:56 pm
    20th Century Fox has released the new poster for The Peanuts Movie featuring Snoopy and Woodstock dreaming big. In The Peanuts Movie, a 3D, CGI-animated comedic adventure, Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace! – embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home. The most popular and influential comic strip of all time, “Peanuts” was read every day by 355 million people in 75 countries. In addition to the famous strip, “Peanuts” holiday…
  • BOBA Sculpture By Luke Chueh & Flabslab

    Larry Fire
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    First seen as a painting and then prints by Luke Chueh, the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett will be available as a 9.5″ resin sculpture ($300). BOBA will be released soon as a limited edition statue and the viewfinder is detachable for safe and easy shipping. Click HERE for more information.
  • Hot Wheels Elite Arkham Knight: Cult Classic Batmobile

    Larry Fire
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Hot Wheels Elite has announced this (1:18 Version) Arkham Knight: Cult Classic Batmobile ($160) due in March 2015. The vehicle is based on the video game developed by Rocksteady Studios.
  • Batman Utility Belt Infographic By Kevin Tong

    Larry Fire
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Here is Kevin Tong’s rejected Batman Utility Belt Infographic sketch for the MONDO Batman 75 Show.
  • Jurassic World Trailer

    Larry Fire
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Universal Pictures has released the trailer for Jurassic World. Opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on June 12, 2015, the anticipated movie stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus and Andy Buckley. Jurassic World is a sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of the original Jurassic Park.
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    Go Metric

  • The Other Night at Quinn’s: It’s Not About Time – The Spanish Donkey

    Go Metric
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    By Mike Faloon | Photos by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh / Studio MBK It’s chilly tonight, cold in ways our backyard thermometer can’t measure, cold in ways that slows down everything and induces a huddle-round-a-fire feeling, triggers the need to pull in...
  • The Other Night at Quinn’s: Iron Dog

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

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

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

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    8 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Friends engage in any number of activities when they get together. Some compare monocles. Others debate Night Ranger vs. Styx. We dig spinning punk rock records and talking about them. This is what it sounded like one afternoon in August...
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  • The Juliana Hatfield Three To Release New Album

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    Twenty-one years ago a pretty well established indie rocker chick from Boston scored a major distribution deal that landed her a number one Billboard Modern Rock hit, the cover of SPIN magazine, and placement in the gen-X movie & soundtrack “Reality Bites”. That chick was Juliana Hatfield. And for this particular album she brought along… The post The Juliana Hatfield Three To Release New Album appeared first on
  • Watch: Little Boots, ‘Taste It’

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Little Boots returns to make quite the comment on the vanity of today’s society in this Ish Sahotay directed video. Her new EP Business Pleasure is due out in December. The post Watch: Little Boots, ‘Taste It’ appeared first on
  • Watch: Kiesza, ‘No Enemiesz’

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Kiesza keeps dancing in the latest video off her album Sound of a Woman. The post Watch: Kiesza, ‘No Enemiesz’ appeared first on
  • Listen: Luca C & Brigante, ‘Invisions’ (feat. Róisín Murphy)

    13 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    Luca C & Brigante has teamed up once again with the esteemed Róisín Murphy, after their massive ‘Flash Of Light’ collaboration released back in 2012. Having had a break to work on their solo projects, here the duo conjure up one of their best releases to date. ‘Invisions’ is a wholly refreshing Italo House dream… The post Listen: Luca C & Brigante, ‘Invisions’ (feat. Róisín Murphy) appeared first on
  • Watch: Fergie, ‘L.A. Love (la la)’

    11 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    Fergie leads a west coast star studded video for the lead single off her forthcoming album. Watch as Fergie-Ferg rides around L.A. in a double decker bus with her pals in this colorful video, including YG, Ryan Seacrest, Wilmer Valderrama, Hilary Swank, Taylor Momsen, Chelsea Handler, Kelly Osbourne, and more. Do you la-la-love it? The post Watch: Fergie, ‘L.A. Love (la la)’ appeared first on
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  • VIDEO: Trending with M.I

    Ovie O
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    The Chairman himself, M.I Abaga, is the latest guest on the Hip TV show, “Trending” with Toke Makinwa as the host. If you wanna know M.I’s story, make sure you watch from start to finish. *O.O*   VIDEO: Trending with M.I The post VIDEO: Trending with M.I appeared first on notjustOk.
  • VIDEO: Kcee’s Performance @ The Akwa Ibom Stadium

    Ovie O
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    In case you’ve been sitting under a rock somewhere, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State recently unveiled the amazing State-of-the-art Akwa Ibom Stadium. The Five Star General, Kcee was in the arena to perform his 2013 smash single “Limpopo“. Watch it below. “KCEE’s Performs to 30,000+ at the Akwa Ibom Stadium Opening Ceremony [Fan Video] The ‘Ogadinma’ star headlined the opening ceremony for the newly built Akwa Ibom stadium on the 7th of November 2014. The stadium described as a truly amazing sporting edifice is an Olympic-sized stadium with a 30,000…
  • VIDEO: Pasuma – Ife ft. Tiwa Savage

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    Pasuma’s venture into the Nigerian Pop/Hip Hop scene has been really good i must say. He started off with Abo and then this collabo with Mavin Records first lady Tiwa Savage. He also featured nicely on a rap track on Olamide’s Street OT and another feature with Postly TD on Lori Titi. This is some great versatility on display and deserves some commendation, well done Paso! Watch the video to ‘Ife‘ below and let us know your thoughts. Following the success of the release of his debut hip hop song ‘Abo’, fuji music veteran Pasuma Wonder has dropped the video for his…
  • DJ Caise ft. Uzikwendu – Psycho Music

    Ovie O
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Chocolate City in-house disc jockey, DJ Caise features Uzikwendu on a new track titled “Psycho Music“. I’m not sure if it’s an official single or not since it didn’t come to us via the regular CC channels, but it’s worth posting regardless. Uzi raps in his trademark fast-paced flow over a rhythmic beat. Peep the joint below. *O.O* MOBILE DOWNLOAD: DJ Caise ft. Uzikwendu – Psycho Music The post DJ Caise ft. Uzikwendu – Psycho Music appeared first on notjustOk.
  • GospelOnDeBeatz ft. Sleeq, Jumabee & Great Man – Arambada

    Ovie O
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    “Flux Factory founder, hit producer and musical maestro GospelOnDeBeatz (real names: Gospel Obi) gives gospel music an afro-pop treatment on his new album christened “GospelOnDeStreetz”. Enlisting top and unknown gospel acts across the country Gospel delivers a solely produced 22 track hip gospel themed LP. GospelOnDeBeatz has worked with A-list artistes across Africa and has production credits to smash hit singles like Tekno’s “Holiday”, Davido’s “All of You”, Iyanya’s “Jombolo ft. Flavour”, “Ekaette ft. Tekno” and “Somebody ft. Tiwa Savage”;…
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    Grown Folks Music

  • #Get Grown: Alyson Williams: “Can’t Have My Man”

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    26 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    “‘Cause I got it goin’ on…” Get grown.
  • #NewMusic: J. Nolan – “Shield of Faith”

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    25 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    As J. Nolan lays forth his stated creative intention “…my aim is to provide more substantial music that speaks to the internal struggles of our time and to be a better example with the voice that Hip-Hop has enabled our generation to have.” We here at GFM could not agree more and count it as our obligation to present a voice such as J. Nolan who has been countering the numerous assumptions that many of my(often cynical) generation re: Hip Hop circa 2014. What I encourage us Growns (of every generation) to do when presented with an offering such as “Shield of…
  • Events: ATL: Big Gipp’s Mixtape Release Party at the Koo Koo Room Tonight!

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    25 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Tonight in his hometown of Atlanta, at the Legendary Koo Koo Room Big Gipp Celebrates the Release of the First and LAST Mixtape of his career, “Mr. Get Down.” “Mr. Get Down” is Available For Download Thanksgiving Day Via DatPiff  CLICK HERE for a Special Message from BIG GIPP! 
  • #Morningspiration: Donny Hathaway – “We Need You Right Now”

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    25 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    Man, man, man has gotten way out of hand with his evil ways… I think if more people would take the time to understand that there is something far greater than themselves that can provide all the help aid and assistance that is needed in good times and bad, perhaps, just perhaps. We don’t have all the answers but many in their own arrogant ignorance feel that they can’t right a perceived wrong through force, intimidation and unfortunately violence that has lead to far too many deaths. One death in this manner is one too many. While none of us are perfect, we do have the…
  • New Music: J. Moss feat. Faith Evans: “You Make Me Feel”

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    25 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    Beautiful melodies from J Moss and Faith Evans on “You Make Me Feel” and while we don’t wanna keep talkin’ ’bout the old days, this one takes us back to those ’90s jams. Check it out. “You Make Me Feel” is from J. Moss’ new album, Grown Folks Gospel.
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    Downtown Lobby

  • Contest: Alex Clare @ Belasco Theater

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Alex Clare will be back in Los Angeles to help you ease into the week after a long holiday weekend. He’s scheduled to perform over at the Belasco Theater on Monday, December 1st along with Taylor Berrett who will be opening up the night. Tickets are still available to purchase online now through Ticketmaster for $25.00 plus additional service fees. We did get our hands on a nice little stack of tickets that we’d like to pass on down to you guys! Want a free pair of tickets to see Alex Clare? All you have to do is drop us an email now at and make sure to…
  • Bostich + Fussible To Headline The Regent

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Red Bull Music Academy Panamérika have announced a sweet lineup for Sabrosura which will feature Nortec Collective’s Bostich + Fussible headlining. The rest of the bill includes Jungle Fire, El Conjunto Nueva Ola, Subsuelo DJs and Maria y Jose. This will all be taking place on Wednesday, December 10th at The Regent Theatre in Downtown. Bostich + Fussible’s last set at the Shrine Expo Hall was stellar and not worth missing out a second time.You know what the best part about this event is? It’s completely free to attend! All you’ll need to do is drop in an RSVP through…
  • Kelela Cancels Tour & Fonda Show

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Kelela has decided to put her tour plans on hold the time being. Which sucks since her LA show was supposed to be taking place next week. But it’s for a good reason. According to a Facebook post by the singer-songwriter, she’s working on a new album. "I’m sorry to say, but after wrestling with the idea for a while, I have decided to postpone my upcoming U.S. shows until the Spring. In the last year I’ve tried to write my album in the pockets of time between shows and have finally come to place where the only way to do my bestwork is to devote all of my time to…
  • Foxygen Add Second Roxy Show

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    Didn’t score tickets to the sold out show with Foxygen at The Roxy Theatre? Good news, because the local duo have decided to add a second show in support of their latest album …And Star Power. The original sold out date is set for Friday, January 2nd and the newly added show date will be held on Saturday, January 3rd at The Roxy. Tobias Jesso Jr. is also on the bill to open up these nights.  Tickets for the second night with Foxygen at The Roxy Theatre will be going on sale starting on Tuesday, November 25th at 10am through Ticketfly and they will move quickly. Ticket prices…
  • Action Bronson Books Observatory Show

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Another hip hop show to mention and this one is also down in the 714. Action Bronson will invade the Observatory in support of his latest album Mr. Wonderful. That’s his latest single “Easy Rider” streaming HERE. You’ll get a chance to see Action Bronson perform on stage early next month on Monday December 8th in Santa Ana. No word on who else will be featured on the opening slots. Tickets for this Action Bronson show at the Observatory are available to purchase now through Ticketweb. Ticket prices have been set at $22.00 plus additional service fees. Scoop up some…
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    Music Consultant

  • Running a Modern Indie Label

    Rick Goetz
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Jim Olsen is the co-founder of Signature Sounds Recordings, an independent record label that specializes in singer-songwriter, Americana and modern folk music. A lifelong music fan, Jim got his start in the music business working for the radio station at Ithaca College in New York. After graduation, he went on to work at the progressive Triple A station WRSI in Western Massachusetts, where he was the music director and program director from 1984, to 1996. Jim co-founded Signature Sounds Recording with business partner Mark Thayer in 1995 in order to promote talented acoustic artists who were…
  • Becoming a Successful Music Producer

    Rick Goetz
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Rey Reel is an up-and-coming music producer who has worked on records with many major acts. Rey began pursuing his production career at age 15 in his home studio and soon forged a partnership with the hip hop duo Audio Push (formerly known as The Push), who helped him fine-tune his skills in the studio. Their collaboration, “Teach Me How To Jerk” got over three million plays on Myspace and became a hit single. From there, he began collaborating with recording artist and producer Hit-Boy, a partnership that led to work with superstar artists such as, Diddy, Britney Spears, Drake,…
  • New Billboard Chart, Music and Technology and Russell Simmons News, November 23, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    Billboard adjusted its chart to account for plays on streaming music services. Also, experts talked about ways the technology revolution will strengthen rather than hurt the music industry. And music mogul Russell Simmons shared advice for musicians about building their brand.     Billboard Chart Now Counting Music Streaming Services Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan announced they will now be adding data from streams and downloads of tracks on services like Spotify, Rdio and Google Play to the formula for determining an artist’s position on the Billboard 200 chart. This change…
  • Managing a Modern Rock Band

    Rick Goetz
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    Erica Ramon is an artist manager at DAS Communications. She learned to play guitar and piano while growing up in Los Angeles, CA and realized her passion for the business side of the industry in high school. She went on to study economics at the University of California, Davis, where she booked bands and organized music events as part of the student council. Her first job in the music industry was working with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on a program called Music Matters, which helped raise funds to keep music programs in schools, which led to an internship in the publicity department of a…
  • TuneCore Music Industry Study, Garth Brooks and Streaming Taylor Swift Music News, November 16, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    A survey conducted by TuneCore revealed what artists are expecting from the music industry in the future. And Garth Brooks talked about the challenges he is facing releasing his first album in 13 years. Also, Scott Borchetta of Big Machine explained why he pulled Taylor Swift’s catalog from Spotify.     TuneCore Gauging What Musicians Expect from the Music Industry Brooklyn-based digital music distribution and publishing service TuneCore surveyed 1,112 of their artists in September in order to gauge what they expect from the music industry in the future.   Respondents…
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    ClickitTicket Blog

  • Nickelback Doesn’t Suck But Their Detractors Do

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    24 Nov 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Nickelback Doesn’t Suck But Their Detractors Do Chances are good that you hate Nickelback.  Despising the Canadian quartet has become the chose à faire among rock fans. It’s not only what rock fans do but it’s become the one thing everyone associates with the band.  In a recent New Yorker article Ian Crouch writes, in a piece that relatively drools over group, “Nickelback continues to be culturally relevant only because it remains famously hated.” Some might say this hatred is waning.  Even though they still sell Nickelback tickets by the…
  • Kenny Chesney Touring In 2015 And Merging With Jason Aldean

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    20 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Kenny Chesney Touring In 2015 And Merging With Jason Aldean Listen up “No Shoes Nation, the Kenny Chesney 2015 tour schedule is a little confusing so we’ll try to simplify it for you.  Next year, Chesney will launch the “2015 Big Revival Tour.”  The tour will promote his 15th studio album, The Big Revival.  The opus dropped Sept. 23, 2014 and debuted at number one on the Top Country Albums chart and number two on the Billboard 200.  By the end of October, the album had sold more than 213,000 copies. Tour ScheduleThe “2015 Big Revival…
  • Bette Midler And The All-Girl Groups She Covered On Latest Album

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    13 Nov 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Bette Midler And The All-Girl Groups She Covered On Latest Album Mark it down. On May 8, 2015, Bette Midler tours for the first time in more than a decade.  That night, as well as the next, Midler will be at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida.  After stops in 20 North American cities, her trek concludes June 25 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Fans should also look for the 69-year-old singer in Las Vegas, Boston, and Chicago. Midler is hitting the road to support her 14th studio album, and 25th overall, It’s The Girls!  For this opus, Midler covered…
  • Taylor Swift Proves She’s Here To Stay With 1989 And Tour

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    10 Nov 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Taylor Swift Proves She’s Here To Stay With 1989 And Tour There comes a point in the career of every legend when they stop being a trend and start being a permanent fixture on the musical landscape.  When they cross this threshold they’re no longer at risk of being a mere footnote in the annals of popular music but guaranteed to have their own chapter. It’s hard to recognize that moment when it’s happening.  It’s much easy to pin it down when you have the benefit of a historical perspective.  We don’t have the luxury of time when it comes…
  • 50 Things You Need To Know About Mannheim Steamroller

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    4 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    50 Things You Need To Know About Mannheim Steamroller One of the best things about the holiday season is the music.  And one of the best purveyors of holiday music is Mannheim Steamroller.  For thirty years, The Steamroller has been delighting Santa’s disciples with new age renditions of “Deck the Halls” and “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.”  That’s right, 2014 is the 30th anniversary of the group’s classic holiday debut, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas.  It’s also the 30th anniversary of the band’s annual Christmas tour…
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    Saxophone - Sax Station

  • “Intrepet F-6 for me please. and A7+9. Is the ninth note in the dominant scale normal and not flat??”

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Question: “Intrepet F-6 for me please.  and A7+9.  Is the ninth note in the dominant scale normal and not flat??” -Kevin Response: F-6 is an F minor sixth chord. A minor chord with a sixth (major sixth). The minor third makes it minor, it has a sixth on top instead of a seventh. A7+9 is an A dominant seventh chord with an augmented 9th. That means raise the 9th by a half step. -Neal Related Posts:“A7+9. Is the ninth note in the dominant scale normalii V I? Introduction to the ii V I Progression for…Protected: Navigating Chord Changes Class“I would like to see…
  • How to Play Indiana Jones Theme (The Raiders March) by John Williams on Saxophone

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Indiana Jones Theme (The Raiders March) by John Williams. First part on saxophone. First Note Tenor Saxophone & Soprano Saxophone: F# Alto Saxophone & Baritone Saxophone: C# Second Note Tenor Saxophone & Soprano Saxophone: G Alto Saxophone & Baritone Saxophone: D Third Note Tenor Saxophone & Soprano Saxophone: A Alto Saxophone & Baritone Saxophone: E Fourth Note Tenor Saxophone & Soprano Saxophone: D Alto Saxophone & Baritone Saxophone: A Fifth Note Tenor Saxophone & Soprano Saxophone: E Alto Saxophone & Baritone Saxophone: B Sixth Note Tenor Saxophone…
  • “Can you tell me the easiest way to play the altissimo register? And some of the fingering for it?” (question refers to high notes, not altissimo)

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    Was asked about saxophone altissimo a little while back. It turns out the person who asked the question was really talking about the higher notes, especially high F at the top of the normal range. If you’re unsure about what altissimo means or might not be absolutely sure, keep reading. Question: Can you tell me the easiest way to play the altissimo register? And some of the fingering for it? -Edward stone Response: Which altissimo notes can you play right now? -Neal Edward: Umm at the moment occasionally an F but It’s not stable nod I can’t hold it for long, and I…
  • “How to read the highest 3 notes and lowest 3 notes on treble clef” (on saxophone)

    16 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Recent question from the ‘ask a saxophone question‘ page. How to read the highest 3 notes and lowest 3 notes on treble clef? -Nasser Neal Which notes are you talking about? Notes with ledger lines? Nasser Hi Neal. Thanks a lot for the reply.  High D upwards. And below low C. I’m not very fluent reading on the staff. Best, Nasser Neal Hello Nasser, You can check on the fingering chart page, (password emailed to subscribers). Nasser Hi Neal. Thanks so much! Best, Nasser Related Posts:“Can you tell me the easiest way to play the altissimoSaxophone Fingering Chart for Sax…
  • Interested in Learning How to Read Music?

    10 Nov 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Enter your name/email and a question. Seems like reading music could be a good topic for a new class. Related Posts:What are your questions about saxophone altissimo?What are your questions about bluesing out on saxophone?…What are your questions about chords?Interested in learning more about Saxophone Tribe?Survey About Classes
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    Live Fix

  • Putting a Plan Into Action: Internal Social and Community Management Strategies at Work

    15 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    Earlier this year I had the opportunity to speak at the J Boye intranet conference. During the conference I shared the story about how at Walgreens we’re using community management strategies to roll out a new social intranet, develop an internal social media program and build communities of practice. During my talk I shared this quote below which is from the internal communications lead, an influential person on the corporate communications team. The quote resonated with conference attendees and I thought I’d share more of the strategic backstory of that quote and explore some…
  • 3 Reasons Why I’m Running My First Marathon

    13 Jun 2014 | 5:38 am
      I’m getting ready to do something I haven’t done before. Run a marathon. I’ve done a half marathon before and the experience changed my life. So I thought it was time to embark on a journey to connect with the world and people around me in new and exciting ways. Why am I running a marathon? Well, for starters, the challenge fits nicely with my 3 words journey this year. Throughout 2014 I’ve set out to do and work on things related to those three words – pushing, stretching and growing myself – and running 26.2 miles to put my mind, body and spirit…
  • No Sports for A Year Update #1: Oh, The Things I’m Learning!

    18 May 2014 | 6:48 am
      It’s been 136 days since I began my experiment to not watch any sports for a year. So how’s it going? Well, it’s been fun, hard and revealing to say the least. And here’s a collection of thoughts, findings and questions that have surfaced so far. It’s Simply Complicated For the most part, some days it’s easy and other days it’s hard not to watch sports. I’ve noticed that the degree of ease and difficulty has fallen into and been dependent on these three categories: My current emotional state; to what degree do I need sports to help me…
  • My Three Words: Health. Hunger. Habit.

    23 Feb 2014 | 1:47 pm
    For the last several years, I’ve watched others do the “my three words” yearly mission. And it’s time for me to jump in. Yes, I’ve thought of my three words before, but I’ve just thought about them. Until now, I’ve taken little action to crystalized my three words, write them down and truly make them the focus for a year of my life. So in 2014, I’m doing it. It’s the end of February and by now many New Year’s resolutions are toast, or hopefully you are still going strong. If you’re struggling, hopefully this post comes at the…
  • Recap Video: Talking with The Community Roundtable about Community Management and Our ESN at Walgreens

    17 Feb 2014 | 7:16 am
          I recently had the pleasure of kicking off the Community Roundtable’s new Community Manager spotlight series. It was tons of fun chatting with Jim Storer and sharing the inside scoop of the development of our enterprise social network and employee communities journey at Walgreens. Highlights of the chat include: an overview how how we launched The Wall, our new social intranet, and how we’re using community management strategies to support the business, build trust and drive the adoption of the digital workplace. I hope you enjoy it and I’d love to…
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    Pop Sirens

  • Kelly Clarkson premieres video for ‘Wrapped in Red’

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:42 am
    Kelly Clarkson had a look through her home videos and decided to use some vintage footage for her latest video, ‘Wrapped in Red‘. Her Christmas album, also titled ‘Wrapped In Red’, was released last year (2013) and was supported by single ‘Underneath The Tree‘.
  • Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett – ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)’ video

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:31 am
    Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett would like to remind everyone about their jazz duets album, Cheek To Cheek, in time for the holiday season. Check out their latest promotional video, ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)‘, which is a cover from 1931 by Duke Ellington.
  • Rihanna previews 15s clip of new song + ‘Home’ soundtrack news

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
    Rihanna set the twittersphere alight last night, when she took to Instagram to post a 15-second clip of an untitled new song. Rihanna added the caption “phuckin roun in da studio”. We won’t judge the song by the short preview clip, but it’s clear that this track shows a more urban side to Rihanna. Her lead singles in the past have been leaning towards pop and dance, so perhaps Rihanna’s upcoming album will be more hip-hop led. Or perhaps it’s just a decoy. However, in addition to her eight studio album -dubbed R8 by the fans- Rihanna has also been working on the…
  • Katy Perry premieres Super Bowl halftime show promo

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:34 am
    As the Super Bowl hype is heating up, Katy Perry has released a promo film for her halftime show on February 1st 2015. She’s gone full-on cutsey kitten princess, so either the Super Bowl are trying to pull in families with young kids or this film is a decoy *confused*.
  • Ariana Grande premieres ‘Santa Tell Me’ Christmas 2014 single

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:18 am
    Ariana Grande has delighted her fans with an early Christmas present: ‘Santa Tell Me‘, her Christmas single for 2014. Her new single has a big choir break down and is a return to her throwback 90s R&B sound showcased on her debut album. ‘Santa Tell Me’ follows her 2013 Christmas EP, Christmas Kisses, which featured two original tracks and two covers; ‘Last Christmas’ and ‘Santa Baby’.
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    Milky Tea Kid Music Blog

  • Aloft London Excel: Hudson Taylor Guitar Masterclass

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    Photography by Maren Farra I was invited along to the Hudson Taylor Guitar Masterclass at the modern Aloft London Excel hotel recently thanks to Vs World. It was a great evening of music, laughter, music history, guitar playing and the odd bit of eating and drinking too! We learnt a lot and found out more about the duo of Irish brothers, Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor who are definitely on their way up in the music world. Their debut album comes out February next year and I think you will be hearing much more from them in the near future. Read the full article that I wrote…
  • Live Review: The Shires @ Bush Hall

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Photos and Review by Clare Knight 11/11/14 Bush Hall, London The UK is seeing a resurgence in the popularity in country music and it’s a new breed of music, no imitation of USA counterparts will be seen here. With Whispering Bob Harris being a prominent figure in the country music scene, we have seen shows like Country 2 Country at the O2 Arena along with easily accessible country music through BBC Radio 2. At the forefront of this flow of great country acts is The Shires, a British duo made of singer/songwriters Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle. We headed to a sold out show at Bush Hall in…
  • Live Review: Southern Supporting Catfish and the Bottlemen @ KOKO

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    Review and photography by Mel Jakel 7th November 2014, KOKO Camden Where the wild things are? Surely at Camden’s iconic music venue KOKO, as it was time for a night of beautifully crafted rock music by the likes of newcomer Southern and welsh band Catfish And The Bottlemen, on this cold November evening. The place was sold out – always an indicator for an unforgettable night. As the doors opened and the crowd started spilling in, one could surely feel the excitement. The DJ got the place hyped by playing evergreen bangers that had everyone singing.
  • Album Review: ‘Back On Solid Ground’ by Chris Cape

    10 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    Review by Debs Thomson As his new album goes flying through the air waves, leaving comet trails in its wake, it seems that in ‘Back On Solid Ground’ we have got just that, the pleasure of hip-pop space cadet Chris Cape’s company here on earth for a while. With feet firmly rooted in hip-hop soil, microphone in hand, spitting lyrics sharp as salt and vinegar chips, Cape is back home but not the same. His travels in time and space have marked him, so too the mountains that now surround him and lift his gaze. This album climbs and fights and…
  • Live Review: The Ting Tings @ XOYO, London

    6 Nov 2014 | 6:16 am
    Review & photography by Olivia Sylvester Cox On the 30th of October, the Manchester synthpop duo, The Ting Tings, kicked off their tour at XOYO, London after a three year break. This small music venue/club welcomes emergent and more famous artists for us music lovers and party goers. When I arrived at around 8ish, nobody was queueing as the few people were waiting on the other side being told that the doors would not open yet. After 20 minutes, we finally entered and the venue started to fill up gently. Being a bit late on schedule, the support act Fickle Friends took the stage. Coming…
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    Eleven Magazine

  • Pedal to the Metal: Black Fast Charges Forward

    Hugh Scott
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    by Jason Robinson The Saint Louis metal scene is growing fast, with band’s like Lion’s Daughter, Fister, Bastard, Tropical Storm, Cross Examination and many many others climbing themselves into the public consciousness. But Black Fast might be getting there a bit sooner. Started in 2010 by Aaron Akin, Trevor Johanson, Ryan Thompson and Ross Burnett, BLack Fast’s 2011 album Starving Out the Light garnered seriously strong reviews, including comparisons to some of thrash metal’s heroes. But most recently, Black Fast got themselves signed to eOne Music, current home of thrash legends…
  • The November Issue Is Here!

    Hugh Scott
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
  • Percussion = Velocity, Synthesizers = Fiction: The Experimental Musical Discoveries of Eli Keszler and Rashad Becker

    Hugh Scott
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    by Matthew Fulton Eli Keszler and Rashad Becker performed at The Luminary on Saturday, November 8, presented by New Music Circle ( They will take part of a week long residency in St. Louis that includes workshops at WUSTL, Lindenwood University, and St. Louis Art Museum. We asked them both about their St. Louis performances and their conceptual relationships with the process of making music. Eli Keszler A percussionist, sound artist, and composer, Eli Keszler’s M.O. involves dense and relentless moving of sound. His drumming approach is quick, with a vested interest…
  • Birth of a New Phenomenon: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

    Hugh Scott
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    By K.E. Luther   On record, Paul Janeway sounds like a forgotten legend of the soul era, a smoother Charles Bradley or a sunnier Lee Fields. In reality, Janeway and his six-piece backing band, who perform as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, are rising stars in Alabama’s increasingly high-profile music scene. Earlier this year, they released their first full-length album, Half the City, to overwhelmingly positive reviews. By summer, they were selling out venues all across Europe and North America.   While the members of the band are young — with the possible exception of Al…
  • Gallery: Har Mar Superstar sizzles at The Firebird

    Hugh Scott
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    The Minnesota native played the Firebird on November 3rd.  The only way to properly review the show is with photos.  Carrie Zukoski was up for the job. All photos by Carrie Zukoski
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    Entertainment Divaz

  • Introducing The Whereabouts

    10 Nov 2014 | 5:04 am
    I wanted to write about them, as unsigned artists, a few months ago, but sadly I didn’t. In the meantime they signed a worldwide, multi year Synch representation agreement with Peermusic, one of the biggest music publishing companies in the World and a very exciting management deal with Steve Strange (Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, Kodaline), Stirling McIlwaine (Daughtry) and veteran manager Andy Gould (Rob Zombie, Linkin Park, Pantera, Guns’n’Roses).…
  • The Normal Heart, an outstanding TV movie

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    The Normal Heart is a drama / TV film, based on a Larry Kramer’s play, written almost 30 years ago. It shows the beginnings of HIV / AIDS epidemic in New York City (in the early 80s), which was first called “gay cancer”, as it appeared that only homosexuals get that disease.…
  • 10 music bloggers who write about new artists (part 2)

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:36 am
    Another Follow Friday on Twitter… another list of music bloggers who support and write about new artists (read part 1 here). James eats, breathes and blogs about music (well, at least that’s what he wrote in his Twitter bio)… on his blog called My Random Jukebox.…
  • 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.…
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    Offbeat Magazine

  • Enter the OffBeat Archives

    Jan Ramsey
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Here’s a heads-up for readers under the age of 30: once you hit 25, you’re not really going to change much—in your mind. You’ll learn more (hopefully), which is the benefit of age, but your personality and habits are pretty much set by the time you reach 30. And you never really get any older in your mind. Your body doesn’t do what it did when you were 21, or 25 or 30, but your mind still thinks it’s 30. All this stuff is more interesting than you might surmise… This fact struck me when I was being interviewed about all the artwork and memorabilia that we have in the OffBeat…
  • Armstrong Park and festivals

    Jan Ramsey
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    The Treme Creole Gumbo Festival is this weekend in Armstrong Park. It’s one of my favorite small festivals that’s organized and presented by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation: the music and food are great (naturally), and it’s always held in what I feel could be the best place in the city for a small festival, Armstrong Park. Readers of Mojo Mouth will know that I’ve been cheerleading for increased Armstrong Park use (as well as for a music museum) for decades. Over the past few years, Armstrong Park has been cleaned up, renovated and is, frankly, a delightful and central…
  • The Curmudgeon and the Millennial

    Jan V. Ramsey
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:16 pm
    I admit it. I’m becoming a curmudgeon. But I love having a business where I can get the opportunity to work with and get the opinions of people who are younger (and smarter) than I am. Other than my dear husband, I have always been the oldest person in this organization. Just call me an old broad and curmudgeonly; I don’t mind. I need the balance of the naïve and fresh-minded. It refreshes my outlook and keeps me thinking and pondering and curious. One of our staff people and I have had constant conversations and issues regarding the “millennial generation” (of which she is a…
  • A collapsed balcony showcases a bigger problem

    Jan V. Ramsey
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Yesterday, the balcony on a building located in the historic French Quarter at 808 Royal Street suddenly, partially collapsed. There was obvious damage to the gas piping and plumbing, and a cloud of dust enveloped the street. Luckily, no one was hurt. Today, the building itself started to crumble, closing the street again, and created an enormously dangerous situation for people on the street and in neighboring businesses and residences. The property will probably most likely have to be razed. According to a neighboring business owner just next door, their store inventory may be ruined, but…
  • Music Bubble

    Jan V. Ramsey
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    I’ll bet that if you read OffBeat and this blog that you tend to live in what I call “the music bubble.” We are the people who love local music, local musicians. We don’t give a damn whether the musicians we love are in the top 40 or in rotation on a commercial station, or on the Billboard charts, or whatever. The music bubble probably surrounds Orleans Parish, because any time one ventures into most of the surrounds, the music live music “scene” includes mostly cover bands. Nothing against cover bands; they are great for weddings and for people who never listen to music other…
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  • Rahguzar - Nigina Amonkulova

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Нигина Амонкулова-РохгузарTajikistan,DushanbeTajik girls,Таджик,Tajik music
  • Baa Yaadat - Hamid Amiri

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    Song: Baa YaadatSinger Hamid AmiriComposition: Vaheed KaacemyLyrics: Faridoon MushiriMusic Production: Elyar SohillMixing Mastering: SohillStudios.comVideo Director: Omid Nikzad
  • Shakokoye Qandahari - Rameen and Omar Sharif

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    Song: Shakokoye QandahariCompose: Rameen&Omar SharifLyrics: Akbar MahboobMusic Arrangement: Elyar Sohill video Directed : Rameen,Mansour
  • Baa Nigah e Khud - Shoaib Safi

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    Song: Ba Nigah e KhudArtist: Shoaib SafiCompose: Shoaib SafiLyrics: Omer SaboreMusic Producer/Director: Elyar SohillMixing/Mastering: SohillStudios.comComposer:
  • Aasheqaana - Murtaza Ibrahimi

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    Song: Aasheqaana Cumpose/Music: Elyar SohillLyrics: Ustad ShadkamMixing/Mastering: Sohillstudios.comVideo Director/Film Edit: Aly Abbasy
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    All-Noise music news and reviews

  • Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett perform together on on “The View”

    David Watt
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Lady Gaga has just completed her ArtRave tour and she is pretty confident that has done great. Now after she has completed her tour, she is joining hands with her old-time pal Tony Bennett. They have recently given a performance together on the famous show “The View”. The duo gave a mesmerizing jazz performance for […] Read the full post at - Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett perform together on on “The View”
  • Christmas surprise by Kelly Clarkson – “Wrapped In Red”

    David Watt
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Kelly Clarkson is trying her best to stay in the news. She released an album last year and now she is back with another album – something you don’t really see often as artists like to enjoy the time in between album releases, promoting their album and touring. But there is even more twist to […] Read the full post at - Christmas surprise by Kelly Clarkson – “Wrapped In Red”
  • Watch dancing stars in “Dancing With The Stars” Season 19 Finale

    Asif Mumtaz
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:17 pm
    “Dancing With The Stars” has always been filled with stars and this year was no exception as we saw some of the biggest names perform on the grand finale held on November 25th. Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Hudson and Nick Jonas unleashed their performances filled with energy and optimism for the aspiring music stars and made […] Read the full post at - Watch dancing stars in “Dancing With The Stars” Season 19 Finale
  • Single Review: “American Beauty/American Psycho” by Fall Out Boy

    David Watt
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Want some new music from Patrick Stum-led rock band Fall Out Boy? Here is your chance to listen to a new song titled “American Beauty/American Psycho”. The track premiered on BBC 1 Radio last alongwith number of other songs that were announced by the boy band. “American Beauty/American Psycho” will be the lead track on […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “American Beauty/American Psycho” by Fall Out Boy
  • Single Review: “Guts Over Fear” by Eminem Feat. Sia

    Asif Mumtaz
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    After Eminem’s latest album “Shady XV” hit the stores today, it sounds like the perfect time to launch music video for the leading track “Guts Over Fear”. Shady Records hasn’t wasted a moment and released this new official music video today. The track features Sia and it is produced by Emile Haynie along with Eminem […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Guts Over Fear” by Eminem Feat. Sia
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  • Cool Pic - Louie, Paul and the Duke

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    This picture of Louis Armstrong, Paul Newman and Duke Ellington made me smile.  I saw it @ AmericanBluesScene on Facebook
  • Thoughts On Taylor Swift.

    8 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Would someone please tell Taylor Swift, that if her music is not on Spotify, then I probably want be listening to her.And I say that realizing that she is not aiming her music at people in my demographic (50 somethings who mostly listen to blues music), but I have listened to her music in the past.  Posted her music in some of my other blogs, and even promoted some of her albums.  I really liked her earlier music.Her songs, before this last album, were in some of the playlist that I subscribe to, and I got to hear some of that music.  Too much like pop music for me though.Her…
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Tee Shirt

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

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

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

  • 13 Involved in Indian Sex Trade Arrested

    Adult Industry Updates
    8 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    Just this Thursday, eight women and five male customers were arrested in Koraput. This follows a large police bust the day before of an inter-state sex ring in Nabarangpur. According to the IIC of Nabarangpur’s police force, Ramesh Candra Bisoi, all eight women were put through medical examinations before appearing in front of the court. […]
  • Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland – Escorts start advertising for clients

    Adult Industry Updates
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    This week three ladies working as escorts have openly admitted that they will be advertising their services to clients and operating in two country towns of Wicklow.  Two of these three escorts advertised that they will be working from Arklow until the following Sunday after arriving in the town on Monday. The third lady advertised […]
  • Europe Boosts its Sex Trade Game with Popular New Escort Agency

    Adult Industry Updates
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The former E Designers Ltd owners have moved their prosperous prostitution company, Escorts Ireland, away from London to avoid prosecution. They have since opened various websites of the same variety all across popular European countries. Audrey Campbell, chief executive of the company and Irish native, has stated that Escorts Ireland has been moved to Spain […]
  • Amanda Goff, 40 discloses her double life as escort in on Sunday Night Interview

    Adult Industry Updates
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Amanda Goff is a 40 year old mother of two children who during the day does her school run like any typical mother. However, by night, she works as a high class escort. Amanda Goff also known by her clients as Samantha X is a former magazine journalist who has revealed her double life as […]
  • Are sugar daddies a reliable source of income for sugar babies?

    Adult Industry Updates
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    And older man browses through pictures of younger women on a popular Internet dating website. Seeking Arrangement, a well-known Internet dating website, specializes in setting up mutually desirable relationships between younger female students and wealthy men who are quite older. Though this is somewhat of a dating site, the company never mentions anything about sexual […]
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    Megatrax Blog

  • Is it too early for Christmas Music? (Of course not!!)

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Here’s the soundtrack for your Christmas party! Nearly 90 minutes of new and traditional Christmas music, set to festive photos that will put you in the holiday spirit. Start playing this video now, and keep it on a loop until December 26! (Click here to see the full (interactive) track listing & image credits on our YouTube channel.) The post Is it too early for Christmas Music? (Of course not!!) appeared first on Megatrax Blog.
  • Let Megatrax Merry Your Christmas… With Sweet Prizes!

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Whether you’re looking for help with your holiday shopping or wishing for treats for yourself, we’ve got you covered! Click the link below to enter Megatrax’s Christmas promotion, and you could win a pair of Beats by Dre “upbeats” earbuds, or a $10 Starbucks gift card! The promotion ends December 5th, so make sure you add your name to our list ASAP! CLICK HERE FOR THE ENTRY FORM! The post Let Megatrax Merry Your Christmas… With Sweet Prizes! appeared first on Megatrax Blog.
  • It’s Beginning to Sound A Lot Like Christmas

    10 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Though the main centers for broadcast production continue to be L.A. and New York, my world has been based in Nashville for a while now. Having been involved with music projects of many shapes and sizes, respect for my colleagues’ skills is deepened with the requirements of a complex and wide ranging production such as the “CMA Country Christmas” special which I was a part of this year as a backing musician. The preparation required learning new versions of some familiar holiday classics. This process has reminded me that classic melodies all have something in common: a “stickiness”…
  • Quick Reference Guide to Music Rights & Royalties

    3 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Ask 10 people to explain music rights and the flow of music royalty payments, and you will get 10 different answers. This is because the current royalty structure is hopelessly archaic and convoluted, a patchwork of rights and assumptions conceived in an era long before digital media and, in some cases, even before broadcast media existed. The whole system is in dire need of streamlining and simplification, and hopefully the current copyright proceedings in Washington will ultimately forge a simpler, fairer and more transparent system. In the meantime, here is a “cheat sheet” to help…
  • The Wonder Years & the Intricacy of Music Clearance

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

  • Lil Chuckee Speaks On Lil Wayne, Leaving Young Money, Tyga Wanting To Leave & More

    Danny M
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    In this post, you can watch Lil Chuckee‘s recent interview with Sway Calloway on his Shade 45 “Sway In The Morning” radio show. During the conversation, Chuckee chatted a little bit about Lil Wayne, why he is still the “big bro”, and how much he thinks Wayne has influenced the “new generation” of rappers. Lil Chuckee even went into detail and spoke about why he left Young Money, his relationship with artists on the label, not taking Birdman to court, his Overdue mixtape, and plenty more. The former YMCMB artist also shared his thoughts on Tyga wanting…
  • Juicy J Brings Out Lil Wayne For Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” Concert Series

    Danny M
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    Last night, Juicy J brought out Lil Wayne during his show at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California for Night 25 on Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” concert series. Weezy F Baby performed “Bandz A Make Her Dance“, “Believe Me“, and “Loyal” live with Juicy for the people in attendance. You can check out some great quality footage from their live performance in a clip below and also view a photo of Tune at the show above, courtesy of David Morrison.
  • Royce Da 5’9″ Says Lil Wayne Is A Top 5 Rapper Alive

    Danny M
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    On Sunday, Royce Da 5’9″ took part in a Q&A on his Twitter page. One of the questions that Royce was asked was who does he think are the top five best rappers alive today. He answered Lil Wayne, Eminem, Jay-Z, Nas, and Pusha T. “Em Jay Wayne Nas and Push RT @DomChirico80: @Royceda59 top 5 rappers alive” This is not the first time that Royce Da 5’9″ has complimented Weezy F Baby; he previously mentioned it on Slaughterhouse’s “Our House” song by rapping: “You listening to hip-hop; you in Jay house, Wayne house; Nas house, Em…
  • Lil B Discusses Chilling & Working With Lil Wayne

    Danny M
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Over the weekend, Lil B took part in a lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology university in Cambridge. When it was Q&A time, one of the students in attendance asked B who he had a close connection with in the music industry. Lil B answered Lil Wayne, Mack Maine, and Diddy before telling a story of how at one point in his career he was hanging around and chilling with Wayne years after he had put Weezy on the cover of one of his projects back in 6th grade. If I were to guess, I would say this time was around when Tunechi was recording his Sorry 4 The Wait mixtape. If you…
  • Lil Wayne – Start A Fire (Feat Christina Milian) [CDQ & iTunes]

    Danny M
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    After watching Lil Wayne and Christina Milian perform this single live at the 2014 America Music Awards a few hours ago, “Start A Fire” has now been released in CDQ form and is also available on iTunes. This song will appear on Weezy‘s forthcoming Tha Carter V album, which will be released in two weeks. You can view the artwork above and stream the CDQ version of “Start A Fire” below. Click here to purchase it off iTunes! Is this the radio smash Tha Carter V needed Wayniacs?
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  • Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett perform together on on “The View”

    David Watt
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Lady Gaga has just completed her ArtRave tour and she is pretty confident that has done great. Now after she has completed her tour, she is joining hands with her old-time pal Tony Bennett. They have recently given a performance together on the famous show “The View”. The duo gave a mesmerizing jazz performance for […] Read the full post at - Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett perform together on on “The View”
  • Christmas surprise by Kelly Clarkson – “Wrapped In Red”

    David Watt
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Kelly Clarkson is trying her best to stay in the news. She released an album last year and now she is back with another album – something you don’t really see often as artists like to enjoy the time in between album releases, promoting their album and touring. But there is even more twist to […] Read the full post at - Christmas surprise by Kelly Clarkson – “Wrapped In Red”
  • Watch dancing stars in “Dancing With The Stars” Season 19 Finale

    Asif Mumtaz
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:17 pm
    “Dancing With The Stars” has always been filled with stars and this year was no exception as we saw some of the biggest names perform on the grand finale held on November 25th. Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Hudson and Nick Jonas unleashed their performances filled with energy and optimism for the aspiring music stars and made […] Read the full post at - Watch dancing stars in “Dancing With The Stars” Season 19 Finale
  • Single Review: “American Beauty/American Psycho” by Fall Out Boy

    David Watt
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Want some new music from Patrick Stum-led rock band Fall Out Boy? Here is your chance to listen to a new song titled “American Beauty/American Psycho”. The track premiered on BBC 1 Radio last alongwith number of other songs that were announced by the boy band. “American Beauty/American Psycho” will be the lead track on […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “American Beauty/American Psycho” by Fall Out Boy
  • Single Review: “Guts Over Fear” by Eminem Feat. Sia

    Asif Mumtaz
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    After Eminem’s latest album “Shady XV” hit the stores today, it sounds like the perfect time to launch music video for the leading track “Guts Over Fear”. Shady Records hasn’t wasted a moment and released this new official music video today. The track features Sia and it is produced by Emile Haynie along with Eminem […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Guts Over Fear” by Eminem Feat. Sia
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  • How Changing It Up Can Help Build An Audience

    Corey Koehler
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:22 pm
    photo: You’re playing in the same club you’ve played in dozens of times. The usual suspects are there. But you just can’t find a way to attract a broader audience. What do you do? People like the music that they like, right? What could an artist possibly do to attract more attention and build a […] The post How Changing It Up Can Help Build An Audience appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • Here’s The Real Reason Facebook Is Making It Harder To Reach Your Audience

    Corey Koehler
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    photo: I was reading a post over on Digital Music News bitching about Facebook making it hard to reach your fans. I would change the headline to “Facebook is making it harder for people with crappy content to reach fans.” Facebook values its customers (i.e. every person who hangs out on Facebook). Without them they […] The post Here’s The Real Reason Facebook Is Making It Harder To Reach Your Audience appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • Thursday Therapy (for Musicians) with Non-Touring Musician Randy Shook

    Corey Koehler
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Want to learn from the struggles and challenges facing musicians like you? Want the piece of mind that comes with knowing you are not alone in your music struggles? Well then, check this out. First time here… read the following 3 paragraphs. Regulars… skip them and go to  the interview because you know this already. […] The post Thursday Therapy (for Musicians) with Non-Touring Musician Randy Shook appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • Thursday Therapy (for Musicians) with Singer Songwriter Cynthia Brando

    Corey Koehler
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Want to learn from the struggles and challenges facing musicians like you? Want the piece of mind that comes with knowing you are not alone in your music struggles? Well then, check this out. Starting today I am starting a weekly series called “Thursday Therapy.” For about a year now I have been conducting interviews […] The post Thursday Therapy (for Musicians) with Singer Songwriter Cynthia Brando appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • 5 Steps To Successfully Crowdfunding A Gig

    Guest Music Junky
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    photo: Crowdfunding) has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 2 years. Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Pledgemusic and the likes have seen thousands of new campaigns dedicated to musical projects. Bands and artists have been fine-tuning their crowdfunding strategies and getting more successful over time. There is a right way to make sure you meet the […] The post 5 Steps To Successfully Crowdfunding A Gig appeared first on Musicgoat.
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  • US Music Industry Revenue Breakdown, H1 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Music streaming service revenues grew by 28% year-over-year and comprised 27% of total industry revenues during the first half of 2014, up from 20% share in H1 2013. As such, streaming revenues are now almost on par with total sales in physical formats (primarily CDs and vinyl), which represented 28% share of total revenues and were down 14% year-over-year. Despite the strong growth in streaming revenue, industry sales dipped (2.5% at wholesale value; 4.9% at retail value). Source: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) [PDF] Read the rest at MarketingCharts.
  • American’s Typical Sources For Music, August 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Multicultural consumers (Hispanics, African-Americans and Asian-Americans) are more digitally connected to music than the total market, per Nielsen data. They’re more likely to typically listen to internet/streaming radio services, on-demand video streaming and on-demand audio streaming, while being less likely to tune in to regular AM/FM radio. Even so, they spend more annually on CDs ($13) than digital albums ($10) and reserve the largest share of their music-related budgets for live events, spending an average of $50 on live music annually. Study results also suggest brands can engage…
  • Popular Features Of Live Entertainment Mobile Ads, Q1 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    What gets these fans to interact with ads on their phones? The live entertainment mobile ads that were most popular among entertainment lovers were ones that showcased video, sounds and photos or those that featured performance dates and information, each cited by 40% of respondents. Read the rest at eMarketer.
  • Entertainment-Related Activities Of Mobile Phone Users, Q1 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    Mobile was important throughout the planning process. Two-thirds of live entertainment seekers said they used mobile to help plan trips to shows at least sometimes, with more than one-quarter saying they always used it. Nearly nine out of 10 entertainment seekers used their mobile phones for activities related to live shows they had attended in the six months leading up to polling. Researching event information was the No. 1 entertainment-related activity conducted via mobile, cited by 43%. Nearly two in five downloaded related content, and around one-third had watched a trailer for the show…
  • Frequency Mobile Users Make Plans For Live Entertainment, Q1 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    Live entertainment seekers—defined in a recent study as mobile phone users who plan to see a live performance within the next three months—are turning to their phones to help plan for such events. According to Q1 2014 polling conducted by Decision Fuel for Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence and InMobi, 90% of US entertainment seekers turned to mobile for more information after seeing ads for events on other channels, and 60% said the channel was their favorite source for live event info. Read the rest at eMarketer.
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    Ryan's Rock Show

  • Stream ÆGES’ Impressive Cover of Elliott Smith’s “Needle In The Hay”

    Ryan Minic
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    ÆGES is a band that knows how to knock it out of the park. If you’ve seen them live or heard their latest album Above & Down Below, you know exactly what we’re talking about. The band’s sophomore effort Above & Down Below came out this past September, and it crushes from start to finish. If you haven’t purchased the album yet but are planning to buy a vinyl version of it, it comes along with a digital bonus EP that features some cover tracks. You’ve already heard the cover they did of Big Data’s “Dangerous.” Here’s another…
  • FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES: Is a Reunion Happening?

    Ryan Minic
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    It sure does look that way. Rumors have been circulating about a From Autumn To Ashes reunion, and we’ve got to say, it seems like it’s actually going down.  The band recently launched a new Facebook page and Twitter account, hinting at their return, along with some new promo pictures that were taken this year (as you can see above). If this reunion does go down, it’s perfect timing. Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of their 2003 sophomore album The Fiction We Live. Can we expect them to go on a tour and play the record in its entirety? An…
  • Oh Yes, CARAVELS & OCTAVES are Releasing a Split EP & Touring EU Together

    Ryan Minic
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    This totally makes our week. Caravels and Octaves will not only be touring together overseas, but they’ll be putting out a split EP in January. If that doesn’t get your knickers in a twist, nothing will. The upcoming EP will include four tracks, two from each band, and will be co-released by their respective labels, Topshelf Records and Bridge Nine, on January 20th. Here’s a video for Octaves’ new track “Tom Petty Cash,” which appears on the split. Dates for their European trek are below. Octaves & Caravels EU Tour dates: Jan 14 Darmstadt, GER @…
  • RUSSIAN CIRCLES Add More Dates to their 10th Anniversary Tour with MUTOID MAN & MAMIFFER

    Ryan Minic
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    A whole bunch of dates have been added to Russian Circles’ 10th Anniversary Tour with Mutoid Man opening on East Coast and Mamiffer opening on West Coast. Here’s how the schedule rolls: w/ Mutoid Man Dec 09 Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at the Outer Space Dec 10 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair Dec 11 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Dec 12 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts Dec 14 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel Dec 27 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater (w/ Native Daughters & Dead Temple, no Mutoid Man) w/ Mamiffer Jan 20 Seattle, WA @ Neumos Jan 21 Portland, OR @ Wonder…
  • Wait, What…INTERVALS are Looking for a New Singer?

    Ryan Minic
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    A year after former The HAARP Machine (and Raunchy) vocalist Mike Semesky joned the band, Intervals have parted ways with the singer. If you remember, the band initially started out as an instrumental group, brought Semesky in to play bass, and then moved him over to the mic when they decided to add vocals to the mix. And now they’re looking for a replacement. Earlier this year the band put out their debut record A Voice Within, which featured Semesky. We thought it was a pretty rad album. But we know, shit does happen with bands. [W]e have reached a fork in the road that is this…
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    Obsessed Magazine » Music

  • LISTEN: “Innocence” by Electric Youth

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

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

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

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

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

  • Using world songs in the classroom: a teacher’s guide to sourcing songs and how to teach them

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Some teachers find themselves having to lead singing sessions at their school, but don’t have that much experience of using songs from the world music repertoire (‘world songs’) or of teaching songs by ear.Here is a short guide to using world songs in the classroom with some handy references to warms ups, song sources, and how to lead choirs.WORLD MUSIC AND HARMONY SINGINGwhy ‘world songs’level playing field – the songs will be unfamiliar to everyone so all will be learning together; harder to learn songs we already know – especially since we mis-remember them!; English lyrics…
  • Choirs and copyright: a beginner’s guide for the bewildered

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    [NB this post is about UK copyright laws. Although the situation will be similar in other countries, the various copyright and performing rights agencies and websites will obviously be different]I wrote extensively about copyright way back in 2010 (see my series of seven posts Songs and copyright), but I still get emails every week from choir leaders asking me questions!I’m certainly no expert, especially since I don’t use sheet music, but I thought I’d revisit the topic and try to spell it out in simple terms. Here goes!Copyright in music exists so that composers, song writers,…
  • Is how you label yourself as a singer holding you back?

    10 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    We all have an image of the type of singer (or musical director or choir) that we think we are. There are things that we can do and things that we can’t (or won’t) by iamstarbuckBut what if the way we see ourselves is out of date? What if we’ve given ourselves the wrong label? How can we move forward?but I can only sing soprano!Last week I was leading a singing session when I asked a woman which part she was going to sing in the next song. She said: “I can only sing soprano”. I pointed out that the song we’d just sung was all in the alto range. She looked confused.At some…
  • Want to sing but are scared of being judged? Here’s what to do

    3 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    Sarcastic remarks from X Factor judges. Teachers telling kids to “stand at the back and just mime”. Being made to stand up and sing solo to get into your workplace choir. Scary!And enough to put anyone off singing! However, there are plenty of other ways of singing with others without the fear of being judged or ridiculed. Here’s what you can do.we all have horror stories from the pastMost people who come to my choirs and singing workshops have a story from their past about being told they couldn’t (or shouldn’t) sing.It might be parents (“Stop that awful noise!”), teachers…
  • Want to develop your voice and sing better? Be silly and play!

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

  • Introducing: Megafortress

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    Megafortress is the latest project of New York’s Bill Gillim, of Tigercity. Releasing their debut LP, Believer, earlier this month, Gillim’s lulling voice slots in and out of minimal textures, of chattering saxophones, of the rare flute and double bass. On occasion, real distress is registered, as it is in the hesitation and about-turn at the centre of ‘Murderer’, yet there is still room for majesty and intensity even in the record’s understated effect, like the solemn climax to ‘Live in Grace’. Believer is out now on Driftless Recordings. Introducing:…
  • Remixed and reworked – Duologue, NYPC, Lorde, All We Are, and Years & Years

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:18 am
    We don’t normally post remixes her on the blog (you’ll have to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for that), but we’ve had three in the last few days which really deserved a bigger mention. First up is a remix by NYPC (formerly new Young Pong Club) of Duologue‘s Sibling, where the track has been transformed with a sinister, understated house-groove, but always leaving space for Tim Digby-Bell’s beautiful and emotive vocals. It’s a beautiful thing when two of your favourite bands come together. Lorde‘s Yellow Flickr Beat has been given the remix…
  • Alma Elste – Heart Melter

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Parisienne Alma Elste makes quite the impact with her single Heart Melter, which marks the debut release from London singles label Hand In Hive (co-founded by former Walrus contributor Dan). Heart Melter is a perfectly constructed pop song about the mellow moment of realisation that an escape for a new life is possible with your crush is suddenly a possibility, to which Elste’s rich vocals add a layer of glamour to the brooding atmosphere and tight electronic beats. And if you were curious to hear how Elste sounds stripped back on all that pop production, here’s one of her…
  • Years & Years – Memo

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:45 am
    Walrus favourites and dancefloor domineers Years & Years are back with something a little different, a little melancholic in the build up to the release of their debut LP in 2015. There’s still the crisp beats and smooth falsetto vocals that has defined the band’s output to date, but on Memo they are used for a different, introspective effect and accompanied by little more than a piano. Memo will be released as the b-side to Desire by Polydor on 23 November. Years & Years – Memo was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • Mt. Wolf – Red

    13 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    We were all very sad to see Mt. Wolf call it a day last year just as it seemed they were on the verge of breaking through, so it was a very welcome surprise to see a new tune magically appear on their Soundcloud page earlier this week. It seems that the huge hype surrounding the band last year was not something they were looking for, and after letting the dust settle and the hype move on they have been able to resume their creative endeavour. Red is a hypnotic and subtle return to their dream-folk root, and it’s more beautiful than ever. Mt. Wolf – Red was originally published on…
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  • Guitar Gifts - What to Buy for a Guitarist who has everything

    Jim Burger
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:06 am
    What is the perfect gift for a guitarist who has everything? Buying gifts for guitar players can be tough, especially if you're not a guitarist yourself. First of all, how do you know what to buy if you don't play? Secondly, it seems like most guitarists already own piles and piles of gear, so how do you find them something useful that they don't already have? Have no fear, dear reader... this article is here to give you some useful recommendations, so read on...First of all, I'm going to assume that you're not looking to spend a bundle, so this article will focus on buying accessories and…
  • Musical Instrument Gifts for Kids - what to buy for 4-5 year-olds

    Jim Burger
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    These days, it's pretty well understood that making music makes kids smarter. That's why so many parents (like you) are interested in buying musical gifts for their little ones during the holidays. But with so many choices out there, what's the right thing to buy? In this series of articles, we'll attempt to give you a few ideas of what might be appropriate for different age children as they start their journey through the world of music...What Musical Instruments are Appropriate for 4-5 Year-Olds?Preschool is an extremely fun age! Kids are starting to develop a real personality. They are now…
  • Musical Instrument Gifts for Kids - what to buy for 2-3 year-olds

    Jim Burger
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:29 am
    These days, it's pretty well understood that making music makes kids smarter. That's why so many parents (like you) are interested in buying musical gifts for their little ones during the holidays. But with so many choices out there, what's the right thing to buy? In this series of articles, we'll attempt to give you a few ideas of what might be appropriate for different age children as they start their journey through the world of music...What Musical Instruments are Appropriate for 2-3 Year-Olds?Toddlerhood is a great age! Already having mastered walking and experimenting with verbiage,…
  • Pandora boss reveals some figures

    Jim Burger
    17 Oct 2012 | 4:15 am
    Here's an interesting article on Pandora radio, and how it is doing for the artists whose music gets airplay. I have to admit, the numbers don't mean all that much to me without being able to compare to other channels. If, as he says, Pandora accounts for 6.53% of all radio listening in the US, that's pretty huge -- considering how many radio stations there are, online and off, I can't imagine that Pandora really takes that large of a share. His numbers would also suggest that, if Pandora is really paying more than other radio stations, Oscar Peterson's estate is making only about $100k per…
  • Hear "Doom and Gloom," The Rolling Stones' First New Song in Seven Years

    Jim Burger
    11 Oct 2012 | 9:47 am
    I was riding in my car this morning and I hear them playing a song on the radio, and I'm like, "Hey, that sounds kinda like the Stones... except that if this was the first song they ever made, nobody would ever have heard of them." Naturally, when I get home I find out that it WAS the Stones, who have just released a new tune. On the one hand, it's good to see these guys still making straight-ahead rock in their 70s. On the other hand, well, it's just not really all that good. Better than nothing? I suppose so, but I'd rather listen to Jumping Jack Flash 20 times before I listen to this…
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    Feast of Music

  • The Brooklyn Youth Chorus Performs "Black Mountain Songs" at BAM

    Steven Pisano
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    by Steven Pisano Photo by Steven Pisano The Brooklyn Youth Chorus enjoys a solid go-to reputation in the city’s classical music world, frequently singing a supporting role in choral works by Mahler and Britten with the New York Philharmonic. At the same time, showing off their range, BYC has sung alongside pop giants like Elton John, John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Brooklyn’s own Barbra Streisand. But with Black Mountain Songs, developed over the past three years, and presented in four performances this week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater, the BYC, under the direction…
  • "Aida" at the Metropolitan Opera

    Peter Matthews
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    Whenever I get the chance to go to the movies, I usually opt for indie flicks or foreign films. But, every once in awhile, I enjoy a big Hollywood blockbuster. (I mean, who doesn't?) Same goes for the opera, where, after taking in the Met's production of The Death of Klinghoffer (twice), I wanted to see something a bit...bigger. As in: Verdi's Aida, which somehow I'd never managed to see before this past Wednesday evening. One of the staples of the Met repertory, this was the 1,138th Met performance of this warhorse, which Verdi wrote in 1871 for the then-new Khedival…
  • Cocktail Conversation: Ian Williams

    Peter Matthews
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Way back in 2007, at the 2nd Fun Fun Fun Fest, I had this to say about my first experience seeing Battles: "The NYC outfit, founded by former Don Caballero guitarist Ian Williams in 2005, is as close to experimental/new music as anything I've heard within a rock idiom. Elements of minimalism were prominent throughout the intense noise, especially in the incredibly complex, multi-layered rhythms. (At one point, I swear I heard a Balinese gamelan.) These guys are so good, I wouldn't be surprised seeing them on one of the Carnegie stages someday." Close enough: Ian…
  • Rutgers Opera at LPR: "The Threepenny Opera"

    Steven Pisano
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    by Steven Pisano Photo by Steven Pisano On Sunday evening, the good citizens of Bleecker Street were invaded by common street thugs, con artists, beggars, murderers, and whores from New Jersey. They hob-nobbed with criminal intent in a dark underground club. Liquor flowed freely at a bar in the back. The police were called, and the charming gangleader was sent to jail. But at the end of the night, the Village was safe again, and the riffraff had fled back across the river. No, this wasn't an episode of The Sopranos. It was Rutgers Opera's production of The Threepenny…
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    Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More

  • New R&B Music Leading Into 2015 – I Cried by Kenal Louis

    Kenal Louis
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:04 am
    New R&B Music by Kenal Louis Music like my faith is a very important part of my life. Every day I listen to music and find myself singing. Over the past year i’ve made come to decide that creating music would be my priority over any of the various forms... The post New R&B Music Leading Into 2015 – I Cried by Kenal Louis appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
  • Tinashe’s Aquarius Album Make Standout Debut For R&B

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

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

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

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

  • Dick Cavett & Al Jaffee talk cartooning in a limo

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Jeff Newelt, who wrote about the meeting in Heeb says: “Here’s a video of a deep sublime conversation between Dick Cavett and Al Jaffee about cartooning… in a limo!”
  • YouTube Now Offers Custom URLs To Fit Your Branding

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    YouTube is offering creators with 500 or more subscribers custom URLs. When you have a custom URL, you can give people a short, easy-to-remember web address to find your YouTube channel (like The URL options you can select from are based on things like your display name, your YouTube
  • Infographic: Everything You Wanted To Know About Band Aid

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 to raise money for relief of the 1983–85 famine in Ethiopia. The original version was produced by Midge Ure and released by Band Aid on November 28 1984. Geldof put together a group
  • OK GO’s New Album Will Be Available On DNA…Wait…What?

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    From Fast Company: The band OK Go is known for its insanely creative, viral music videos, and now, they are pushing the bounds of creativity again by releasing their latest album, “Hungry Ghosts,” on DNA. OK Go is working with Sri Kosuri, a UCLA biochemist, to translate their music so
  • Hip hop veterans on the scene in the ’70s & ’80s

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    Members of GroovMekanex and the Black Messengers told KQED what it was like to be there in the beginning of hip hop in the Bay area, boom boxes and all.
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    Kayla Bell
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am “The Mission” video by Tory Lanez Tory Lanez is an emerging hip-hop artist out of Toronto, Canada. With striking similarities to his Canadian brethren at OVO (Drake and PartyNextDoor), the 22-year old is definitely a promising artist to watch for. Not only can he spit hard bars on the mic, he can also hold a note when crooning the ladies, too. He has a smooth r&b driven sound but levels it out with his hardcore rapping style. Tory recently released his new Lost Cause mixtape, which you can download on, and wrapped up his 11-city Lost Cause tour…
  • Pitch Perfect 2 Releases A Trailer

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am Pitch Perfect was a small film back in 2012 that surprised many people. The trailer could do the film any sense of justice of how funny and endearing the film actually was. Pitch Perfect eventually became a new favorite for me. Released just today was the trailer to the sequel, Pitch Perfect 2. Everyone you know and love from the first film is back with some fresh faces in this feature directed by Elizabeth Banks. The trailer begins with an acapella version of ‘When I’m Gone’ sung by the original gang of girls and immediately builds and shows an almost Fight Club-esque…
  • Don’t Just Hate On Bill Cosby

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am With news of the recent cancellation of the two new Bill Cosby shows, one being developed for NBC and the other for Netflix, one has to have a slightest bit of doubt that the legendary comedian may be guilty. Everywhere you turn is a “new development” in the allegations against Cosby’s character. This isn’t the first time this has happened; in 2000 Cosby was at the center of a groping allegation made by Lachele Covington, an actress on one of Cosby’s CBS show and again in 2004 when Andrea Constand claimed he raped her. That case eventually was settled out of court.
  • Woman Files Federal Lawsuit To Bare Breasts in Chicago

    David Amburgey
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am Woman Files Federal Lawsuit To Bare Breasts in Chicago After Being Ticketed At GoTopless Day Rally in Chicago on August 24, 2014. (Photo by D.B. Amburgey) order diflucan By D.B. Amburgey, @UmbrellaCafe | Multimedia Journalist – SoSoActive Sonoko Tagami, 41, has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago claiming that the city’s ordinance regarding indecent exposure is unconstitutional. According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Tagami, was ticketed on August 24, 2014 for being topless during an event to promote women’s rights. The event…
  • Kendrick Lamar – i (Official Video)

    Kelland Drumgoole
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am i, by Kendrick Lamar has been heating up the radio waves for the past month. Finally, an official video has been released to accompany the uplifting rap. Peep the new visual for King Kendricks’s new single “I AM.” The definitive guide to urban pop culture.
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  • Watch! Aquilo – I Gave It All

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    Spoiler alert: Aquilo’s song I Gave It All will make the Top Songs of 2014 list next month. The English duo have a heartbreaking song with an outstanding chorus. They now have a wonderful video full of heartbreak, too. The video tells the story of two guys pining over the same girl, with the jock/older […]
  • Listen! Turtle – Lavender

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    No, the dude from Entourage doesn’t have a music career that features on PHM. Turtle is in fact a Glasgow-based producer named Jon Cooper. He is following up his Who Knows EP with his latest EP, Colours. Our first listen from his new work is the ambient electronic song, Lavender. It is relatively straightforward, yet […]
  • Listen! Sisters – Buzzard

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    We have some catchy indie pop from a duo from Seattle. They are called Sisters, although due to the male member of the band, I don’t think the bandmates themselves are sisters. OR ARE THEY?! The band’s debut EP is called Diamonds of Gold. From this release, we have the slow building, infectious track Buzzard. […]
  • Watch! She & Him – Stay Awhile

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:21 am
    If Zooey Deschanel asks you to stay awhile, you don’t move at all - your dreams have come true! Unfortunately, she is merely singing these words as part of her gig in She & Him with M. Ward. She & Him are releasing a covers album called Classics. The new video is for the Dusty […]
  • Listen! Vaults – Mend This Love

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    Followers of PHM (do they exist?!) should know we’re big fans of Vaults. Recently, we’ve posted tracks Lifespan, Vultures, and Poison. Next up in the batter’s order is Mend This Love. The song has a bit of a different vibe than other songs by Vaults. This track is more electronic, powered by a skitterish beat. […]
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    Death and Taxes » Music

  • Creed’s Scott Stapp is broke, living in his truck

    Joe Veix
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Creed frontman Scott Stapp released a bizarre video on his Facebook page on Tuesday, revealing that he’s now homeless and broke.The video—which for some reason has a grainy, black-and-white filter on it—for some reason—is titled “Public Statement #1,” and is basically a 15-minute long rant. Stapp explains that the government stole all of his money, and he can’t afford rent or food. He’s currently staying in a Holiday Inn, and was previously sleeping in his truck.Post by Scott Stapp.The Gruntmaster also claims that his wife, who is filing for divorce, is…
  • Prince disappears from social media

    Joel Freimark
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    For many, the fact that Prince suddenly appeared on Twitter, Facebook and a host of other social media sites earlier this year was a bit puzzling. As someone who had rallied against pretty much everything digital for more than a decade, his presence seemed a bit odd, if not suspicious. But now all is right in the world again, as without warning The Purple One has removed all of these accounts, again returning to a life of shrouded mystery.Along with his official SoundCloud page, the Twitter account associated with his current backing band, 3rd Eye Girl, has been removed without any sort of…
  • Joni Mitchell will not allow Taylor Swift to play her in a biopic

    Robyn Pennacchia
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Back in 2012, America’s Gelfling Sweetheart Taylor Swift announced that she was in talks to play Joni Mitchell in a big screen adaption of “Girls Like Us,” a book about the cultural impact of female singer-songwriters of the ’60s and ’70s like Mitchell, Carole King, and Carly Simon. I do not remember hearing about this, though I may have blocked it out in order to preserve my own sanity.But fear not! In a recent interview with the Sunday Times, Mitchell reveals that she would be having none of that, and squashed the idea–and the biopic…
  • First official Kurt Cobain documentary, ‘Montage of Heck,’ to air on HBO in 2015

    Maggie Serota
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Although the topic of Kurt Cobain’s life has previously been explored in Nick Broomfield’s 1998 doc “Kurt & Courtney” and AJ Schnack’s 2006 film “About a Son,” the late Nirvana frontman is about to be profiled in the very first documentary authorized by Cobain’s family.The documentary, titled “Montage of Heck” is set to be written, produced and directed by Brett Morgen, who is best known for the 2002 Robert Evans doc “The Kid Stays in the Picture.” Also, Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain is on board as…
  • The gruesome NSFW video for the rap song ‘Lena Dunham’

    Liam Mathews
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Hand Job Academy, an all-girl hip-hop trio from Brooklyn best known for the menstrual jam “Shark Week,” has a new video for their song “Lena Dunham.”It’s not actually about the controversial author of “Not That Kind Of Girl“; the connection instead is “a bad bitch tells you what she’s ‘learned.’” Hand Job Academy sort of a hip hop Lena Dunham, though, in the sense that half of the people who see this video will think it’s smart and funny and fearlessly honest, and the other half will think it’s tone-deaf hipster self-indulgence. (Of course, we’re…
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    Unshredded Magazine

  • Enter a virtual world inspired by art with Tate and Minecraft

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The Tate has teamed up with Minecraft mapmakers to create virtual 3D worlds inspired by artworks. The virtual environments are known as Tate Maps and are based on paintings and sculptures in the Tate Collection. Players of the video game can explore and undertake activities and challenges that relate to the themes of the artwork, or explore how they were made. Tate Worlds offers gamers a unique experience combining art, history and adventure. In Tate Worlds: Soul of the SoullessCity, inspired by the futurist-style painting by Nevinson, you will enter the bustling and fast-changing place of…
  • Give the gift of love this holiday season

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Love is definitely in the air when it comes to the festive season, and for datemy, a new online dating website you can now give this gift to someone who you think most deserves it! The idea behind is at its simplest an online matchmaking platform; where you can match make a family member, friend or even a colleague. Designed exclusively for matchmakers who want to ease the pain for someone close, datemy is ideal for hesitant online daters or for those who still haven’t found that special someone. If you know someone struggling to find real love (and let’s face it, we all do!)…
  • Anselm Kiefer: Poetry, alchemy and flame-throwers

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:40 am
    A colossus of contemporary art came to talk about his life and work to a sell-out audience in Hampstead last night. German artist, Anselm Kiefer, was in conversation with Tim Marlow, the art historian and commentator on the contemporary cultural scene who became the Royal Academy’s Director of Artistic Programmes, in April this year. This was a rare talk given by Kiefer while the Royal Academy holds the first ever retrospective of his work which ends of December 14th. Kiefer’s extraordinary body of work includes painting, sculpture and quite simply monumental installations.
  • Theatre: She Stoops To Conquer

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    AFTER the critical acclaim of Rutherford and Son in April last year, Northern Broadsides are set to return to The Lowry with Oliver Goldsmith’s much loved 18th century comedy of manners, ‘She Stoops To Conquer’ from Tue 9 – Sat 13 December. Relocated, in true Northern Broadsides style, from the West Country to the North of England, Goldsmith’s 1773 play is a celebrated story of class, courtship and dysfunctional families. Tongue-tied, uptight Charles Marlow needs a lesson in the art of love. He longs for a wife, but finds it easier to have a bit on the side. Barmaid Kate…
  • Allen Jones Hits the Royal Academy

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    FEW artists inflame debate like Allen Jones. Celebratory, satirical and boldly inventive, his work embraces popular culture and has in turn influenced everything from design to film and fashion. This long-overdue appraisal spans the entire career of British Pop artist Allen Jones, from the 1960s (when alongside peers like Hockney and Caulfield he was closely associated with the rise of Pop Art) to the present day. Abandoning a chronological approach, we trace connections and themes over the decades. What emerges is a visual language fusing painterly tradition with the iconography of city…
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    Highlanda Sound System High Quality Reggae Music

  • New Music with a Message from The Leaders of The Reggae Revival

    kahlil wonda
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 32 – The Neo Roots Reggae Revival This episode contains 40 of today’s most powerful songs recorded by Jamaican artists. These are songs of revolution, freedom cries, and warrior chants from the artists that currently carry the reggae banner including Protoje, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, and Kabaka Pyramid. Listen for songs from Etana’s new album “I Rise,” Jah9’s new album “New Name,” and I-Octane’s “My Journey,” all featured in this episode.  Please support these artists by purchasing their music.
  • Brand New Album from Norris Man, “REAL”

    kahlil wonda
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Norris Man´s brand new album “REAL” is produced by swedish based HOT THIS YEAR BAND (producers and musicians: Partillo, Lance-a-Lot, André Roots & Björn Bonnevier) and is released by Partillo Productions. This album really shows Norris Man’s capability to build and write songs on a different level together with a band and producers. That makes this album genuine compared to lots of other releases nowadays. The cooperation between Norris Man and Hot This Year band started in 2011 when they did a show together at the sometimes infamous but great reggae festival…
  • E.N Young of Tribal Seeds releases “Eye of the Storm” on Roots Musician Records

    kahlil wonda
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Roots Musician Records is celebrating the release of E.N Young’s new single, “Eye of the Storm”, available on all digital outlets on NOVEMBER 18TH! E.N Young’s new single, “Eye of the Storm,” will give listeners a taste of his upcoming sophomore album, ‘Live Love Stay Up.’ The single includes an original, acoustic and dub version and the album will follow suit. Each version stands on its own and highlights a different strength within Young’s wealth of talent as both an artist and producer. His vast knowledge of reggae’s Jamaican roots is demonstrated by the song’s…
  • Powerhouse Production Team Yaga Sounds features Sizzla In New Tune DBM (Dem Bad Mind)

    kahlil wonda
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Reggae artist SIZZLA Powerhouse production team, Yaga Sounds, features Sizzla Kalonji with the new tune DBM (Dem Bad Mind) currently available on iTunes. While Sizzla is constantly releasing songs throughout the year, this trio aspires to take this one from a major buzz on the streets to the international market. DBM was premiered on Large Up and Reggaeville last week, two of the largest Reggae sites in the world. Sizzla delivers a heavy message over a driving up-tempo riddim, “You have some people go on like them are the best, all them do is fight against the progress, tell da wicked man…
  • The Empresses of Reggae Music’s Golden Era Featured

    kahlil wonda
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Recordings selected and mixed in this episode are by female singers, mostly from the magical golden age of reggae and rocksteady, the finest years of the genre. You will hear a great deal of songs from dominant labels of the period, Studio One and Trojan Records as well as the reigning prolific artists Phyllis Dillon andMarcia Griffiths among others. Certainly a unique listening experience, please enjoy this musical treat and keep your feedback coming in to Thank you very much for your listenership. One love!
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    After The Show

  • The Frank & Walters

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The Frank & Walters’ cover of “Cemetery Gates” by The Smiths is interesting: The vocal phrasing is more restrained and has a different timing than the original. The bass line drives the song and provides a suspenseful, almost ominous tone that … Continue reading →
  • Dreamdate

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Dreamdate was an indie pop band from San Francisco that released 3 albums. Here’s a quick & fun song, “New York City” —
  • Interview: Suny Lyons

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Suny Lyons is a music producer who owns Popheart Productions, a recording studio in Athens, Georgia. He’s played in the bands pacificUV, Hope For Agoldensummer, Dream Boat, and Lovers. After The Show: Of all your roles – music producer, recording engineer, … Continue reading →
  • “You’re Still The One”

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Shania Twain playing her song “You’re Still The One” (originally released in January 1998) —
  • Daytrotter: “Fiery Crash”

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    “Fiery Crash” by Andrew Bird from Daytrotter Sessions:
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  • Finally Chris Hemsworth is Sexiest Man for 2014!

    Sam P
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:37 pm
    The wait is over , Due To Jimmy Kimmel had the recognition of announcing the 2010 handsome Hollywood hunk that snagged the title of individuals magazine’s Most sexy Guy Alive for 2014, and it is Chris Hemsworth! After playing an enjoyable bet on Q&A using the audience, Hemsworth clarified their good or bad questions having a voice changer and mask via Skype, until they finally suspected his identity (because of some super hero questions). “Thanks greatly for that trophy. I am most looking forward to the alive part of that statement. I am flattered. Thanks, Jimmy,”…
  • Embrace the classic Great British style of paisley ties

    Sam P
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    There are few more quintessentially British style statements a man can make than adding a striking paisley tie to his ensemble. Whether worn with a tweed jacket as part of truly English Heritage inspired look, or with a modern business suit for added detail and flair, a paisley tie is a timeless classic that every man should have in his collection. With that in mind, here at DQT we’re proud to stock a wide range of ties featuring this iconic design. Though the intricate pear shaped designs actually have Persian and Indian origins, paisley as a textile choice became a very popular option…
  • Hank Baskett denies affair with Ava London

    Emanuel Espejon
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Hank Baskett evidently has a story and he’s professedly adhering to it. As the individuals who watch Kendra on Top online know great, the previous wide beneficiary is blamed for having an unsanctioned romance this past spring with a transgender model named Ava London. All through Season 3 of this completely unscripted reality show, Baskett has conceded that Something went down in the middle of him and London, however he’s kept on denying reports that the two gave one another manual incitement. As indicated by an elite In Touch Weekly report discharged yesterday, Baskett’s…
  • Kristen Doute: say’s Vanderpump Rules Drama is Real

    Emanuel Espejon
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Vanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute is rapidly turning into one of the greatest pot-stirrers on all of Bravo, which says a horrendous parcel in regards to Kristen Doute. With the reappearance of Vanderpump Rules Season 3 Episode 1 this week, its reasonable that the element has changed so much, but then the more things change … How does Kristen survey the new season of the hit reality arrangement? Particularly the affirmations among viewers that the show is more scripted than at any other time? “You can’t script something like this. This is the means by which we have been for…
  • Selena Gomez open up about new video with Justin Bieber

    Emanuel Espejon
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Selena Gomez has discharged her most individual music feature to date. Prior today, she turned out with “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” opening the footage with crude portrayal that incorporates: “You make me feel insane, you make feel like its my deficiency. I was in ache.” Is Selena tending to her tumultuous association with Justin Bieber? Yes. Gomez conceded as much in a meeting today with Ryan Seacrest. Clarifying that the feature was shot a year prior, Gomez opened up all the more about Bieber and all they’ve been through than she ever has in the recent…
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    Record Shops

  • Song of the Day

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Little Eva - Let's Turkey TrotToday's Song of the Day is by Little Eva - Let's Turkey Trot.  It's Thanksgiving, and in honor of Turkey Trotters everywhere, I give you this little girl group ditty from the Sixties to fire you up before you begin the run.  Remember, its worth an extra helping of turkey and pumpkin pie at your feast.
  • Portable Music Players

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Portable Music PlayersIn honor of the passing of the beloved iPod Classic and its robust 160 gb hard drive, I thought I'd post pictures of all the portable music players I've bought over the years to ease the pain.  My very first was a portable Craig 212 reel to reel tape recorder, that I used to tape singles off the AM radio played by Cousin Brucie.  I think the tapes were something like 20 minutes long.  Of course, there are the portable record players, which typically played 45s/singles, maybe 3 to 5 minutes long.  We bought a Rio Diamond too (18 song capacity I…
  • Song of the Day

    13 Nov 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Happy Mondays - Step OnToday's Song of the Day is by the Happy Mondays - Step On.  From 1990's Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches, this is the definition of the Madchester sound, from the same Manchester England scene that gave us the Stone Roses.  This track, alternative rave dance music, with a heavy bottom, was a cover of John Kongos/Christos Demetriou tune "He's Gonna Step On You Again", and rose to No. 5 in the UK in 1990.  This is quite a cool video.  Is it just me, or is anybody Happy on Mondays?
  • The Thing, Brooklyn New York

    9 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
    The Thing - Brooklyn New YorkOpen record store.Recently I had a chance to spend an old fashion day searching for records in Brooklyn.  There are plenty of record stores alive and well in Williamsburg and Greenpoint.  Indeed, there were more stores to visit then I had time for in a single day.  The confluence of cheaper rent and proximity to a community interested in buying vinyl leads to great selection and opportunity.Here is my first post about the stores I visited.  I start with The Thing.  I heard of it, but had never before experienced it.  As the sign says,…
  • Song of the Day

    4 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Aimee Mann - Save MeToday's Song of the Day is Aimee Mann - Save Me.  From the soundtrack of 1999's Magnolia, it is accompanied here by a great video, shot by the director of the film after the closing of various shoots for the movie.  The video features the movie's cast, in the movie's sets, with the addition of Mann singing Save Me.  Quite cool.It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song (it would have won if I voted), I would call it adult alternative pop, its a great song featuring a rubbery bass that would fit right in on a Beatle's record.Magnolia's soundtrack…
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    GOT A UKULELE - Ukulele blog for the beginner

  • The Great Got A Ukulele 5th Birthday Competition!

    Barry Maz
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    Another year on the ukulele train, nearly 6.2 million page views and a whole host of new reviews, and here we are again on the anniversary of this blog. FIVE YEARS OLD TODAY!I am absolutely thrilled to be able to thank Omega Music for offering to support this years annual prize competition with a very generous offering. Not just one prize, but FIVE of them! Omega are one of the leading ukulele dealers in the UK and now have a great name for themselves not only as a store with great service but also as organisers of some great uke events such as their extremely popular Uke Express train day…
  • It's Birthday Week on Got A Ukulele - FIVE Years Old!

    Barry Maz
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    Happy birthday to me! - can't believe how quickly this one came around but this week Got A Ukulele turns FIVE years old (yes, Five!).(Credit - Amanda Malam)I had no idea when this started that it would grow to prove so popular. I remember when I would ge thrilled looking at stats to see I had received over 100 page views in a day - these days it is well over 5,000 and the blog has (at the time of writing this) received over 6.18 MILLION views - all rather humbling.The review count on instruments and accessories is now approaching 100 items, over 20 interviews with well known names in the…
  • Omega Music Zedro II Concert Ukulele - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    I have been looking forward to taking a look at one of these homegrown ukes from Omega Music - part of their Zedro series of ukuleles and built to their own specs based on customer feedback.The Zedro II in this case is a classic concert shaped ukulele made from solid cedar and zebra wood and I had heard good things about them.Omega are a ukulele store in the north of England who wanted to bring to the market their own brand of uke, taking on board feedback from players and reviewers on the elements that people really wanted to see on a uke.In this case we have a solid cedar topped uke in…
  • A Trip To UK Ukulele Luthier Rob Collins at Tinguitar

    Barry Maz
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    In late summer this year I took a trip up to the charming town of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire to visit two well known people in the ukulele world - Rob Collins, Luthier at Tinguitar and his partner Mary Agnes Krell, director of the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival. We had a terrific day and I was keen to see Rob's new workshop in the town. (Rob had previously been building from home but had made the step to take on new premises to help him in building his much sought after instruments.)Hebden BridgeWe had a good chat and Rob explained his roots in instrument building that went back to 2004…
  • The pUKEs - Turn It Off

    Barry Maz
    9 Nov 2014 | 3:09 am
    Always a good day at Got A Ukulele towers when a new pUKEs video comes my way.  Here's another!It's another track from their Too Drunk To Pluck album, written by The pUKEs own Cil Wong - and in typical pUKEs fashion - a lot of fun.  And while I am here - doesn't Paul Redfern scrub up well?;-)Video by Stuart Sterling.( DIRECT LINK )copyright Barry Maz and Got A Ukulele
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    Spanglish Noise

  • Danny Fornaris – A Mi Tambien

    1 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    I’ve always been a huge fan of Danny Fornaris and most of his singles have made an appearance on this website.  Popular music in Puerto Rico often comes in the form of either pop, tropical, or reggaeton, so Danny’s continued voyage into the world of experimental indie rock – with a Latin twist – has been an enjoyable ride. Danny’s brilliance returns today with a Halloween-appropriate music video for the love track A Mi Tambien.  The drug references and trippy hallucinations found in the video are part of the metaphor surrounding the word…
  • Jayma & Dalex – De Frente

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

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

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

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

  • Bonfire shooter identified

    Randy Miramontez
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Area of shooting RANCHO MURIETA, CA – The man responsible for an early morning shooting on Wednesday has been arrested. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, 21-year-old Julian Ikaika Sebalabarraza, of Sacramento was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for felony Assault with a Deadly weapon and an outstanding felony warrant. At least one person was injured by the gunfire that occurred on the outskirts of Rancho Murieta in Sacramento County. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a shooting in the area of Meiss and Dillard Roads…
  • Shooting leaves several injured

    Randy Miramontez
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Area of shooting RANCHO MURIETA, CA – At least one person was injured by gunfire early Wednesday morning in the outskirts of Rancho Murieta in Sacramento County. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, they received a report of a shooting in the area of Meiss and Dillard Roads. Arriving deputies discovered an illegal bonfire on private property near the location and several vehicles involved in a crash. The driver of one vehicle had been shot in the arm. One passenger, a pregnant woman, was not injured in the accident. Investigators determine that 10-20 people,…
  • Final suspect arrested in deadly tenant landlord dispute

    Randy Miramontez
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    Taiish Immonique SimonCredit: Sacramento County Sheriff Monica NjokuCredit: Sacramento County Sheriff SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives have arrested the third and final suspect involved in a landlord/tenant dispute that turned deadly on November 16. According to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Spokeswoman, Lisa Bowman, 42-year-old Monterio Maurice Roberts turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Department on Monday for his outstanding murder warrant for his involvement in the stabbing death of 35-year-old Edward White. Last week homicide detectives arrested…
  • Sacramento Deputy arrested for domestic violence

    Randy Miramontez
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    Chris BlissSacramento County Sheriff’s SACRAMENTO, CA – A Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested Saturday night on domestic violence charges. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, 27-year-old Chris Lee Bliss was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail Saturday evening. Bliss was released from custody after posting bail. The six-year veteran of the department was arrested after deputies responded to a call from a concerned neighbor. Bliss had gotten into an argument with a person from a previous dating relationship, this according to…
  • Man identified in deadly Sonora shooting

    Randy Miramontez
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    Bruce Thomas SnyderTuolumne County Sheriff’s SONORA, CA – The man who police say opened fire on officers Saturday night has been identified as a parolee from Jamestown. According to Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department, 27-year-old Bruce Thomas Snyder, was the man who opened fire on officers after they attempted to pull over his vehicle. It all started Saturday night just after 10 p.m., after officers responded to a call regarding a man with a gun. Arriving officers pulled over the suspect vehicle in the area of Washington Blvd, Snyder exited his vehicle and started firing at…
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    Bnovamusic | The Home of Bossa Nova

  • Interview with Rozina Pátkai

    15 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    When thinking bossa nova , the central european nation of Hungary rarely comes to mind . However the country more famous for its mathematicians and Goulash has brought usRozina Pátkai. A classically trained jazz singer hailing from the capital city of Budapest , who has found her home in the genre of bossa nova. She has performed and won awards around Europe including her native Hungary as well as the United States. Before her latest European tour which takes her to France , Belgium and Spain she agreed to answer a few questions for us. Rozina PatkaiPhoto by Norbert Zsólyomi    …
  • City pays Tribute to Brazilian Legend

    2 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
    Bahia remembers 100 years of Dorival Caymmi Dorival Caymmi The city of Salvador in Bahia has many attributes to its name including being Brazil’s first colonial capital, its largest city on the northeast coast and home to many cultural, historic and tourist destinations. The popularity of the city to the global world was grown with the help of residents that became notary figures in fields such as politics, film, sports and music. One such notary figure that brought much appeal to the state of Bahia was  renowned Bossa Nova artist Dorival Caymmi who had songs that  paid homage to the…
  • Samba Serena by Jesse Lepkoff

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

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

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

  • #Clubbangers vol1 - @djintheorious

    DJ Intheorious
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    Mix Series Full of tunes i play regularly thru out the week at my residencies. Hiphop Click REPOST and LIKE if you enjoy this Mix. thanks Jamie Foxx ft. 2 Chainz - Party Ain't A Party Jae Murphy ft. The Game, Eric Bellinger, & Problem - You Playin' (This Could Be Us But) E-40 ft. T-Pain, Kid Ink, & B.O.B. - Red Cup French Montana ft. YG - Don't Panic Remix French Montana ft. Chris Brown & Jeremih - Don't Panic Remix Wash ft. French Montana - Can't Trust Thots DJ Mustard - Face Down Que ft. 2 Chainz - Rich Problems Jeezy ft. Beenie Man & Ty Dolla S - Link Up Yo Gotti ft. Lil Wayne & Ludacris -…
  • Deep VS EDM

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

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

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

    DJ Intheorious
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Hiphop Bashment AFrobeats Mix for Cookies and Cream Milton Keynes Saturday night. Cookies & Cream, 3 Savoy Crescent MK9 3PU Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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  • The War On Drugs with the Best Album of 2014 for Q Magazine

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    The time is come to show some lists for The Best Albums of the year. Earlier this week Q Magazine puts ‘Lost in the Dream’ by The War on Drugs, as the Best Album of 2014. The English magazine complete the podium with the 2012 Mercury Prize winner Alt-J’s with their second LP ‘This ia [&hellip
  • Stream the Title Track From AC/DC’s ‘Rock or Bust’

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    First Malcolm Young decease, then earlier this month AC/DC’s drummer Phil Rudd was charged with attempting to hire a hitman to kill someone. Meanwhile the charge was dropped, though the drummer is still facing charges of drug possession and ‘threatening to kill’ and he could spend up to seven years in prison depending on the outcome of [&hellip
  • New Music Releases – November 2014

    11 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    The New Music Releases of November are marked by two major events: Pink FLoyd and Foo Fighters. In the past week two ‘monsters’ have released new albums: ‘The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11′ by Bob Dylan and ‘Storytone’ by Neil Young. The legendary Pink Floyd released this week their ultimate album, ‘The Endless River’ . The [&hellip
  • Stream Pink Floyd New Song ‘Allons-y (1)’ from ‘Endless River’

    4 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    Pink Floyd’s new album ‘The Endless River’ is coming out Nov. 10, but you can listen to the newly ‘Allons-y (1)’ right now. Like almost the 18 songs on the album, it’s an instrumental track that began to take form in 1993 when the group was putting together its last album, ‘The Division Bell’. The [&hellip
  • Top 10 Songs about Wealth and Money

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:46 am
    10 – ‘Money, Money, Money’ – (ABBA / 1976) ‘I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay Ain’t it sad And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me That’s too bad In my dreams I have a plan If I got me [&hellip
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    Home of Hip Hop Videos & Rap Music, News, Video, Mixtapes & more

  • Gillie Da Kid Kills The Crowd: “Get Loud” Tour Vlog (Video)

    Niyah Nel
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Gillie Da Kid is aiming to leave his mark all over the country & put Philly on the map with his latest “Get Loud” tour featuring headliners, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. He’s created a vlog for his fans to get the inside scoop of his lifestyle & used footage from the stops made on the westside at both legendary House Of Blues in LA & San Diego to show you how he really gets down on stage. His new single ‘Tattoo’ featuring Jeremih can be heard playing in the background of the video, giving you a taste of what to expect from his forthcoming album…
  • Tim Wyze – The Dude

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Tim Wyze from the DMV based Braddock Road Collective is back at it again. After releasing “Freefall” he follows it up with his new track “The Dude.” Follow him on the following social media outlets: Twitter @timwyze IG @timwyze SoundCloud @timwyze YouTube Tim Wyze
  • T-Pain – She Knows (Remix)

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:29 pm
    After hoping on “The Way You Move,” T Pain decides to remix Ne-Yo’s new single, “She Knows.”
  • 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean & More Celebrities Pose For A Selfie In New Beats By Dre Commercial

    Niyah Nel
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:27 pm
    All of your favorite celebrities pose for a #soloselfie in the new Beats By Dre commercial for Beats Solo2. We caught a glimpse of Nicki Minaj, Fabolous, 2 Chainz, Jadakiss, Funk Flex, Big Sean… & did I see a Kardashian?
  • Swavor Clothing Co. 2014 Fall/Winter Collection!

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Following up their Asian artistry inspired 2014 Spring/Summer collection, DMV based fashion brand Swavor Clothing Co. returns with new their futuristic 2014 Fall/Winter line. Check out a few of our favorite pieces features in their official look book below and view the latest collection from | here! SHOP NOW:!home/c13fe
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    The Record Stache

  • Catching Flies – Quiet Nights

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Aside from supporting Bonobo on tour, Catching Flies has been rather quiet this year. Then again, the producer toured with Bonobo, so you know he’s been gaining momentum with his fanbase. A few days ago, this new single titled Quiet Nights was released along with news of an upcoming EP. Catching Flies made a big impression when he originally remixed Mt. Wolf’s Life Size Ghosts. The track was included on his debut The Stars EP a couple of years ago, which mainly featured reworked/reinterpreted tracks and drowsy production. It caught my ear way back then – especially the…
  • Lazer Guided Melodies #25

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Sounds from nowhere. Music whispering like the breeze. Lazer guided melodies. From time to time, our friend Agte. Mulder compiles a handful of select shoegaze, dream pop, and post rock songs. The result is the Lazer Guided Melodies podcast series, titled as an homage to the band Spiritualized’s 1992 album of the same name. If you speak Spanish, you’re in luck! Agte. Mulder records his podcasts entirely in Spanish, but if you’re unfamiliar with the language, don’t let that discourage you from listening and enjoying the music. The songs are still English. So press play, lie back, stare…
  • BAILE & Camille Corazón – Too Much

    3 Nov 2014 | 6:10 pm
    It’s so great that BAILE is moving forward with the original releases. The producer’s remixes are always a treat, but he really shines on a track he created from scratch. Need proof? Check out some songs from BAILE’s debut From the Depths EP. Where the EP was heavy on instrumentals with deep ambiance and spare background vocals, this new track featuring Camille Corazón brings BAILE’s music to a whole new level. Camille’s voice is absolute perfection over BAILE’s signature production. She floats above the production thanks to the airiness of her voice,…
  • Work Drugs – Predictable Miracles

    3 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Oh Work Drugs, your music style never ceases to amaze me. The band has always had this relaxed, yacht rock feel, pulling vibes from the late 70s and early 80s. You know the sort of music by Kenny Loggins, Hall and Oates, Ambrosia and all of those other smooth sax filled, station wagon cruising, light favorites your parents (and secretly you) love. Usually, Work Drugs layers their inner Steely Dan behind a haze of chillwave, but with their latest single Predictable Miracles the band waves goodbye the dreamy pop that they made a name for themselves with. They’ve officially come out as…
  • Wanderlust Playlist – The Sublime North

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

  • Best of Amazing Tunes No. 24 Akela

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Each week our very own Nick Kavanagh delves into Amazing Radio’s ‘Amazing Tunes’ vault to find and profile one new track or artist. Akela is described as “a solo project from Scotland that looks at combining country/folk song forms with modern production and arrangements to create vast musical spaces.” Akela is Ben Gracie who comes from Falkirk in Scotland and this track “Sojourn” comes from the EP “Strange Lands” released on 10 October and all the tracks are available at Amazing Tunes or Bandcamp. Strange Lands EP by Akela
  • Episode 109. Lost On Radio

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    Lost On Radio is a weekly showcase of incredible new, undiscovered, and under appreciated music from around the world. The show is curated and presented by Mark Knight, the founder of Right Chord Music. Lost On Radio aims to showcase incredible artists that have been overlooked by radio, or pushed to the late night fringes. Since it started, Lost On Radio has attracted listeners from over 80 different countries. Listen back to all previous episodes by clicking the menu button on the player below, or subscribe and listen via iTunes to access visual chapters. Lost On Radio is now broadcast…
  • First Signs Of Love No 131. Of Empires

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:26 am
    There is an intensity and insistence about Of Empires, that makes them hard to ignore. When they sing this week’s First Signs Of Love featured track ‘I Want You To Get Mad’ it feels like genuine provocation, and surely all great music should provoke a response. This is a band who are here to make an impact and it feels exciting. At a time when our inbox is full of electro and dream pop, it’s refreshing to hear a straight up indie rock band.  ”I Want You To Get Mad’ is the second track on the band’s three track début EP ‘Stranger…
  • Artist of The Week. Femmepop

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Femmepop is the alter ego of Margaret O’Sullivan from Cork in Ireland. Her début EP The Kick scored national radio play in Ireland and featured Chris Geddes from Belle & Sebastian playing on the title track. She has just released her début full length studio album ‘From A Girl Who Never Sleeps’ and it seemed high time she was crowned our Artist of The Week. Femmepop flits effortlessly between a super-charged St Etienne, imagine Sarah Cracknell at an electro pop disco night, (Neon Nights) and the love child of Kristin Hirsch and Tanya Donelly (Yellow Lines). Softer…
  • Butch Walker. 21+

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:54 am
    Butch Walker has announced his highly anticipated seventh full-length album Afraid Of Ghosts, out February 3 via Lojinx in Europe (on Dangerbird in the US). With his remarkably diverse resume that includes everything from guitar god to GRAMMY and CMA nominated producer, Walker’s new LP shows both skill and tenderness. The production was helmed by Ryan Adams at his PAX AM Studios in LA along with friends & special guests Johnny Depp and Bob Mould. With gritty hints of folk, pop and rock, Afraid Of Ghosts weaves a journey through life, love, death and everything in between. The album…
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    Weekly Music Commentary

  • Good Music Transcends Everything

    Edward Reid
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    Esnavi“What music are you listening to today“? This is a question we all hear possibly several times a week. With all of the mobile devices, music services, and the ability to download just about any song or album digitally, everyone potentially has a full library of music at their fingertips. As a music blogger, I listen to music of various genres just about every day. Sometimes people send me music, and there are times I receive tips about music from music industry insiders. However, every once in a while I stumble upon music while not looking for it. This is exactly what took place a…
  • The Blues: Up Close and Personal

    Edward Reid
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    Keb' Mo'Many of you, who have been following Weekly Music Commentary over the past month, know that I attended consecutive concerts a few weeks ago. Well, last week I attended my third concert within the span of a month. The first show was Earth, Wind and Fire. It was a concert I really wanted to attend and I considered an important event in my lifetime. The second performance was given by Patti Austin whom I admired for many years, and I was very happy to finally experience her intimate and live presentation. Out of the three concerts, last week would be one I wanted to attend, but without…
  • Prince Delivers Again

    Edward Reid
    9 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Do you remember where you were late Saturday night, November 1, 2014? Some of us may have to think carefully to remember where we were, but for others it may be a very simple answer. Many music fans were watching Saturday Night Live, awaiting the heralded performance of Prince. Once the segment of Prince’s eight-minute performance was over, the world of social media was buzzing. The last time Prince gave a similar performance was the halftime at Super Bowl XLI on February 2, 2007, which was carried to 140 million television viewers, the largest audience of his life. On February 4, 2010,…
  • A Tough Act to Follow

    Edward Reid
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Minnie RipertonHave you ever attended a show with multiple artists set up to perform? One after the next an act appears, performs, receives applause and quickly moves from the stage for the next performer. Inevitably, one or more artist will stand out among the group and enjoy more accolades from the audience. How would you feel if you were to perform right after one of those unforgettable musical moments?  You would probably experience feelings ranging from nervousness, anxiety and much apprehension before making your way to the stage. How do you follow a legendary artist who is…
  • She Can Sing Anything

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

  • Cream "Tales Of Brave Ulysses" Isolated Lead Guitar

    Bobby Owsinski
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Here's another bit of Eric Clapton genius with his isolated wah track on Cream's "Tales of Brave Ulysses," a cut from their great Disraeli Gears album. I've also included a very cool "making of" video that gives you some behind the scenes of the song.  Some cool things about it:1. This was one of the first songs to use the then-new wah-wah pedal, which would go on to become a standard piece of gear for every guitar player afterwards.2. Clapton is rocking the wah back and forth in time with song during the verses, which not many players do, but it works very effectively here.3. Be sure to…
  • Making A Great Guitar String

    Bobby Owsinski
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Most guitar players settle on a brand of strings without even realizing why, usually only changing when they can't get their favorite brand. In this excerpt from The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook (written with my good buddy Rich Tozzoli), Jim D'Addario, the CEO and chairman of D’Addario & Company, Inc. (the world’s largest maker of musical instrument strings), describes what makes a great string as well as some of the differences between the way manufacturers make their strings to help you make a choice next time it's time to buy strings."What do you think makes a…
  • A Look At Abbey Road Remastering Iron Maiden

    Bobby Owsinski
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    With vinyl albums coming back in vogue again, most legacy bands are reissuing their catalog on good old fashioned 12 inch records. Iron Maiden is no exception, and recently went to Abbey Road Studios to have their entire collection remastered. Here's a video that shows you a bit of the famed studio's mastering suites as well as the story behind the project.Anyone that's really into Maiden can find the boxed set here. It makes a great Xmas gift for that metal head or vinyl junky in your life. Help support this blog. Any purchases made through our Amazon links help support this website…
  • New Music Gear Monday: AEA Nuvo 8 Ribbon Microphone

    Bobby Owsinski
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Ribbon mics have made quite a comeback over the last 10 years to the point that most new ribbon mics that you buy are better than ever. The problem is that you have to go beyond about $1k to get a quality product. That barrier has recently been broken by Royer with its R101 and the AEA Nuevo 22. Now AEA takes the N22 one step further with a phantom powered version with the introduction of its new Nuevo 8.The N8 uses the same Big Ribbon TM technology used in its famous R44 (the excellent reproduction of the original RCA 44) and couples an internal preamp to increase the output, so there's no…
  • Mixer To The Stars Dave Pensado On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

    Bobby Owsinski
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    I'm very pleased to have my good buddy Dave Pensado as a guest on my latest Inner Circle Podcast. You all know Dave as the uber-mixer of huge hits for Pink, Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, and many more, as well as from his wildly popular Pensado's Place web-series.The interview with Dave takes a bit of a left turn as we discuss how he went from being a smoking hot guitar player to engineer to mixer to the stars. We'll also talk a bit about his new book written with his partner Herb Trawick.In the intro of the show I talk about the new TIDAL hi-def music streaming service,…
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    The HoodStash | Downloads daily

  • Various Artists - Beyond the Lights (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:23 am
    Relativity Music Group has released the original motion picture soundtrack for Relativity Studios's newest film Beyond the Lights yesterday, Nov. 10.The first single from the soundtrack, "Grateful" — performed by platinum-selling artist Rita Ora and written by legendary songwriter Diane Warren, a Grammy and Golden Globe winner and six-time Oscar nominee — premiered on Billboard.Beyond the Lights opens in theaters nationwide this Friday, Nov. 14. The soundtrack, released four days prior to the film, features songs from artists such as "Mavado" featuring Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and Jacob…
  • Talib Kweli - P.O.C. Live!

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:22 am
    The Brooklyn-based rapper earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. His travels around the globe as one of rap’s most in-demand performers combined with his conversations with political activists and his genre-straddling work with Idle Warship and others caused Kweli to realize that he was limited in a sense, a prisoner of sorts of his own success as one of the world’s best rappers with something significant to say. Here Talib brings the live version of his 5th Studio album. The live version…
  • La The Darkman - La Paraphernalia

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:22 am
    La the Darkman (born Lason Jackson in The Bronx, New York City) is a Wu-Tang Clan affiliated rapper, hailing from Grand Rapids, MI. He considers himself to be the "12th member" of the Clan. L.A.D considers RZA being his mentor since he has been in the music game; he is showing the strength and influence of Wu­Tang. He will be releasing a series of EP albums starting October 31 under his new deal AMG and Sony Music titled “La Paraphernalia” then “La Familia” “La Luminati”. His first album Heist of the Century was placed 37 on Billboard’s “R&B/Hip­Hop Albums” selling…
  • Smoke DZA & R.F.C. – The Outsiders

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    Smoke DZA is back at it again with his second album this year, called The Outsiders, this time alongside with his posse R.F.C., which consists of Al Doe, NymLo, and Bluntsmoker. Be on the lookout for the few prominent features on the tape, like A$AP Rocky, Cam'ron, Styles P, Dame Dash, Chevy Woods and Dom Kennedy. Stream the album below before its official release date on Tuesday and pre-order here.Download Here
  • Rick Ross – Hood Billionaire (Deluxe Edition)

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    After introduces us to the local 305 “Neighborhood Drug Dealer“ earlier today, Rick Ross’ much-anticipated Hood Billionaire project arrives early before its official release on November 24th. The Bawse’s new seventh studio effort, serves as his second release for 2014 in follow-up to his popular Mastermind project. The album has seen numerous singles during its promotional campaign in recent weeks with “Elvis Presley Blvd,” “Keep Doin’ That (Rich Bitch)” and “Nickel Rock” among many more; but the listeners can now enjoy the full offering. Jay-Z, R. Kelly, K. Michelle, Yo…
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    Rock and Roll Omnibus

  • ABBA--Waterloo (1974)

    Cas Countz
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
         It seems as if every 10 years or so a new generation discovers ABBA. They were one of the best selling groups in the world in the 70's, although revisionist historians would suggest they were much bigger in the states than they really were (They only had four top 10 hits here, one of those climbing to the top). The first wave of nostalgia towards the group occurred shortly after their last album in the early 80's. The latest one, which corresponded with the stage production and movie "Mamma Mia", continues the trend that has allowed the group steady sales although…
  • Playlist for Sept. Week 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Here is the brooding and nihilistic new Le Rug single, Birth Control.  Ray's desire to exit this world bubbles beneath the song's quick strumming and billowing rhythms as he infectiously sings his positive worldview: "I believe in birth control because the world is already full and everyone wants to die."I recommend throwing this song on during Thanksgiving dinner with the fam. Pre-Order
  • NEAT- I Don't Want To Be Your Dad (Video)

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    NEAT are a group of slackers from Lafayette, Louisiana with an affinity for fun, fuzzed out rock that teeters between punk and alternative. We introduced you to them via their fantastic Extended Power Play EP they release earlier this year, but now you can get the first taste of their forthcoming album by watching the brand new video for "I Don't Want To Be Your Dad".This infectious fuzz-pop burner shows NEAT refining their sound by wiping away the lo-fi dust and polishing up their melodies, building upon music I thought couldn't get any catchier. 
  • Subsets- twothousandfourteen EP

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Subsets are a Cincinnati punk foursome that sounds like Night Birds meets 80s West Coast punk. Their latest EP is a collection of songs recorded in 2014, hence the album's title. twothousandfourteen by SUBSETStwothousandfourteen by SUBSETSFull of fuzz, feedback, aggressive vocals, and and pounding rhythms that fills up your headphones, twothousandfourteen is an old school punk album that resists modern cliches and drives recklessly down memory lane. Free Download or Buy the Cassette Here
  • Le Rug- Dipshit

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    Le Rug is the ongoing project of Brooklyn-based singer/guitarist, Ray Weiss (Butter the Children, Medics [US]). After numerous trials and tribulations experienced in early adulthood and with one of his first bands, Ray found his way into a psych ward. This rough patch inspired him to funnel his pent up energy and emotions into a new musical project, which eventually blossomed into the magnetic, unrestrained sounds of Le Rug. So far 2014 has been a rough ride for Weiss: the break up of Butter the Children, a broken engagement, benzo weening, bi polar wrestling, hanging up on suicide hotlines,…
  • Criminal Hygiene- Turpentine

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Wiping away the grit and grime heard on their CRMNL HYGNE LP, Los Angeles based Criminal Hygiene return with the fine and refined Turpentine set to release on 7" vinyl via New Professor Music in January of 2015.  Turpentine bleeds sunshine as upbeat acoustic strums dance around snappy bass lines and buttery pop vocals...but not so fast. Once two minutes blow past, CH amp things up, pull up their garage rock roots, and hit us in the head with rapid-fire drumming and snaking guitars before finishing it off. This might be their best song yet. In other good news, New…
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    Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • Episode 62 - Joan Armatrading

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

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

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

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

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

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    ITJYM favourites Wolf Alice have announced a mammoth UK tour for spring 2015 ahead of (hopefully) their debut full length. Ellie and the boys will kick things off in Glasgow’s Oran Mor on March 23, before they play their biggest headline show to date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on April 3. Tickets go on-sale from 9am this Friday (November 28) here MARCH 2015 23 Glasgow, Oran Mor 24 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 26 Manchester, The Ritz 27 Sheffield, Leadmill 28 Newcastle, Riverside 31 Birmingham, Institute Library APRIL 01 Cardiff, Globe 02 Bristol, Trinity 03 London, O2…
  • In Pictures: Public Access T.V. @ Sebright Arms 25.11.14

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
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  • Twin Peaks announce February 2015 European tour

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    Chicago Twin Peaks newcomers have announced they’ll be heading across the pond in the New Year for a run of European dates. The eight-date jaunt is set to include a NME Awards Tour show at London’s 100 Club on February 17. Check out the bands full European schedule below: February 2015 9 Monarch, Berlin 10 Molotow, Hamburg 11 Haldern Pop Bar, Rees 12Paradiso, Amsterdam 14 Generiq Festival, Dijon 17 100 Club, London (NME Awards Show) 20 Night & Day, Manchester 21 February Sleazy’s, Glasgow TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: Only Real – ‘Yesterdays’

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    The quirky and talented Niall Galvin aka Only Real has shared his brand new track ‘Yesterdays’. The follow-up to his summer single ‘Pass the Pain’ is again delivered in Galvin’s understated slacker style, with continual feel good pop melodies and one monstrous chorus. Take a listen to ‘Yesterdays’ below: Only Real plays London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen this Thursday. Join us in checking him out. By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Baby Strange & Dolomite Minor Announce February 2015 dates

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:48 am
    Baby Strange, a trio of garage-rock revivalists hailing from Glasgow have announced a five date, tour with Dolomite Minor, an upcoming blues-rock duo from Southampton. Both prevailing a deep and rugged rock, the tour is set to see the two bands dominate the UK with their dark sounds and chaotic youthfulness. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday (November 26) you can catch live them at: February 2015 3 Glasgow – CCA 4 Leeds – Belgrave 5 London – Electrowerkz [NME Awards Show] 6 Birmingham – Rainbow 7 Brighton – Sticky Mikes By Lillie Esme Bellamy …
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    Weekly Podcast

  • Pop-Rock Songs from a Hungarian-Danish-American musical heart

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:20 am   Attila Kovacs comes along once in a lifetime. This Danish genius writes a song that is so good, that The post Pop-Rock Songs from a Hungarian-Danish-American musical heart appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Austin Tweddle - Blueprints

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    'Blueprints' came runner up in the national unsigned music awards (UMA's) here's a link to the track on soundcloud. The track can The post Austin Tweddle - Blueprints appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Vital Breath - 1st album "Duality"

    Vital Breath
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
      Vital Breath is made of experimented musicians and some are recognized on the Metal European circuit. The music of Vital Breath The post Vital Breath - 1st album "Duality" appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Pop rock with hooks and melodramatics

    16 Nov 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Hello! This EP is the closest that scientists got to making a band of Siberian bears play and record music WITHOUT balalaikas. The post Pop rock with hooks and melodramatics appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
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  • Wolf Alice announce massive UK tour

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    ITJYM favourites Wolf Alice have announced a mammoth UK tour for spring 2015 ahead of (hopefully) their debut full length. Ellie and the boys will kick things off in Glasgow’s Oran Mor on March 23, before they play their biggest headline show to date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on April 3. Tickets go on-sale from 9am this Friday (November 28) here MARCH 2015 23 Glasgow, Oran Mor 24 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 26 Manchester, The Ritz 27 Sheffield, Leadmill 28 Newcastle, Riverside 31 Birmingham, Institute Library APRIL 01 Cardiff, Globe 02 Bristol, Trinity 03 London, O2…
  • In Pictures: Public Access T.V. @ Sebright Arms 25.11.14

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
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  • Twin Peaks announce February 2015 European tour

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    Chicago Twin Peaks newcomers have announced they’ll be heading across the pond in the New Year for a run of European dates. The eight-date jaunt is set to include a NME Awards Tour show at London’s 100 Club on February 17. Check out the bands full European schedule below: February 2015 9 Monarch, Berlin 10 Molotow, Hamburg 11 Haldern Pop Bar, Rees 12Paradiso, Amsterdam 14 Generiq Festival, Dijon 17 100 Club, London (NME Awards Show) 20 Night & Day, Manchester 21 February Sleazy’s, Glasgow TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: Only Real – ‘Yesterdays’

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    The quirky and talented Niall Galvin aka Only Real has shared his brand new track ‘Yesterdays’. The follow-up to his summer single ‘Pass the Pain’ is again delivered in Galvin’s understated slacker style, with continual feel good pop melodies and one monstrous chorus. Take a listen to ‘Yesterdays’ below: Only Real plays London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen this Thursday. Join us in checking him out. By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Baby Strange & Dolomite Minor Announce February 2015 dates

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:48 am
    Baby Strange, a trio of garage-rock revivalists hailing from Glasgow have announced a five date, tour with Dolomite Minor, an upcoming blues-rock duo from Southampton. Both prevailing a deep and rugged rock, the tour is set to see the two bands dominate the UK with their dark sounds and chaotic youthfulness. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday (November 26) you can catch live them at: February 2015 3 Glasgow – CCA 4 Leeds – Belgrave 5 London – Electrowerkz [NME Awards Show] 6 Birmingham – Rainbow 7 Brighton – Sticky Mikes By Lillie Esme Bellamy …
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  • Sun Ra Arkestra Does NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

    7 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    On Halloween the Sun Ra Arkestra stopped by NPR Music and performed some classic tunes on the “Tiny Desk Concert” series, and it had to be one of the most spaced-out performances to grace that room yet. Be sure to check out 91-year-old alto saxophonist Marshall Allen, who has been a member of the Arkestra since the 1950’s. Sun Ra, who would have turned 100 this year, would have been mighty proud. Set List: “Along Came Ra”/”Zoom” “Queer Notions” “Angels And Demons At Play” “Interplanetary Music”  
  • Fold – “Oil-Powered Machine / Detroit Red”

    7 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The fine folks who are Fold have a new single coming out December 1st that pays tribute to both Malcom X and the activist Mike Ruppert.  It’s a double A-side release that will be available as a hand numbered, limited edition 7” and digital download.  In the meantime you can listen to it below, and remember, you really don’t want to mess with these guys because they mean business.
  • Watch BJ The Chicago Kid Live In Concert

    6 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Now you can check out BJ The Chicago Kid’s live set at NPR Music’s showcase during this year’s CMJ, since they’ve been cool enough to post it as part of their Front Row series. Make sure to stick around till the end, where he and his band cover D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” and just slay it. Excellent. Set List: “Sex x Money x Sneakers” “Free” “Good Luv’n” “Soul Of A Woman” “Studio” (ScHoolboy Q) “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” (D’Angelo) Personnel: BJ…
  • Video: Kendrick Lamar’s New Track “i” Keeps It Positive While Sampling Some Super Funky Isley Brothers

    6 Nov 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Kendrick Lamar has released the official video for his newest track “i” off of his someday to be released follow up to Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City and the song is a funkified, positive tune that surely leaves us wanting more from the young phenom. The sample is the classic Isley Brothers track “Who’s That Lady” which was used in the classic Beastie Boys song “Year And A Day” off the even more classic Paul’s Boutique. Love it when a youngster puts out a track that reaches back to hip-hop’s roots and isn’t just chasing the hot new sound to…
  • Things Have Changed: Ice Cube Shows Up On “Sesame Street”

    6 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    As a far as I’m concerned Ice Cube has earned the right to do whatever he damn well pleases, but even this one caught me by surprise. You could even say I was astounded.
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    Style of Sound

  • Premiere | Kraak & Smaak and Sam Duckworth | Shelter

    Style of Sound
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    At the Style of Sound we’re always interested in listening to new labels and today we are delighted to feature Dutch label Boogie Angst. Started by Kraak & Smaak, their ... Read More The post Premiere | Kraak & Smaak and Sam Duckworth | Shelter appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Don’t Miss Magda X Miss Kittin @ Studio Spaces | London | Saturday

    Style of Sound
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    The post Don’t Miss Magda X Miss Kittin @ Studio Spaces | London | Saturday appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Gold Is For The Golden Team | I’m a Revolution (That’s Nice Remix)

    Style of Sound
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    If you like this remix of I’m a Revolution from That’s nice make sure to download it for free. BTW, That’s Nice is an Indie-dance / Nu-Disco producer and ... Read More The post Gold Is For The Golden Team | I’m a Revolution (That’s Nice Remix) appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Best 2014 Compilation: Emerald & Doreen Hit Selection 3

    Style of Sound
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    If you’re looking to change the soundtrack of your life you might just want to take a listen to Emerald & Doreen’s Hit Selection Vol.3. The compilation features the German ... Read More The post Best 2014 Compilation: Emerald & Doreen Hit Selection 3 appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Ambient Sounds of David Harrow | On Forever Gone

    Style of Sound
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:08 am
    Don’t really feature much ambient music here as we’d rather be moving than sitting, but David Harrow’s new album Forever Gone stands out as a very interesting foray into electronica ... Read More The post Ambient Sounds of David Harrow | On Forever Gone appeared first on Style of Sound.
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    Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither

  • Songs and Stories #140: Chuck Brodsky Flashback

    13 Nov 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Click here to listen to the interview with Chuck Brodsky (time = 24:43) We’re looking forward by looking backward in this episode as we re-run an interview with songwriter Chuck Brodsky. Originally from Philadelpia, he hitch-hiked to the west coast back in… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #140: Chuck Brodsky Flashback appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Behind the EP – “Lump of Coal”

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

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

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

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

  • My Favourite Faded Fantasy

    10 Nov 2014 | 3:37 am
    He’s back guys! He’s back! He’s back! Irish, “self-lacerating troubador” Damien Rice has, after an eight-year absence, released his newest album My Favourite Faded Fantasy today in North America. I’m still on my first run-though, but this album is so classic Damien it’s hard to believe he’s been radio silent for this long. In expected form, the majority of the songs are slow, quiet and introspective– but with 30 seconds to spare he usually builds up to a screeching, voice-cracking desperation. The average length of a track is 6:20 minutes,…
  • SS&ND Reviews: This is All Yours – Alt-J

    4 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
     They say a band’s sophomore album is the hardest. In this age of music, if your first release flops– that’s it. In Greg Kot’s book Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music– my all time favourite book about music– he references Joni Mitchell’s remarks on how, when she was signed, record companies offered multi-album deals.  Joni’s first contract gave her something like eight albums. Mitchell claims this allowed her to grow naturally as an artist, hone her writing and musicality. These days, if you don’t sell– or…
  • The Great Wide Somewhere

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Instagram 17 or Here We Go

    Les Witherspoon
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:54 am
    Greetings.Instagram number 17 or we go.Here we go. #music #loveA photo posted by Les (@leswitherspoon) on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:51am PST
  • Instagram Post 16

    Les Witherspoon
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    Greetings.And so we have now Instagram Posting number 16.The not so famous Bishops Labs.A photo posted by Les (@leswitherspoon) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:54am PDT
  • Witherspoon Celtic Logo

    Les Witherspoon
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    Greetings.Just wanted to show the rough draft of our new official WITHERSPOON CROSS logo.
  • Instagram Post 15

    Les Witherspoon
    9 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    Greetings.And so. Number 15 from the Instagram. Morn run. #love #morning A photo posted by Les (@leswitherspoon) on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:07am PST
  • Instagram Post # 14

    Les Witherspoon
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Greetings.And so. Instagram posting number 14. Anyone...? Anyone...? #love A photo posted by Les (@leswitherspoon) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:37am PST
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    Guitar Coach | Guitar Coach Magazine

  • REM. The One I Love Guitar Lesson

    8 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    A simple strumming pattern (with a couple of accentuations), open chords, a typically formulaic song structure, open chords and a great song. It doesn’t really get much better than this if you are beginning your guitar playing journey or are looking to learn new songs. And The One I Love by REM has it all. This classic song is in 4/4 time and for beginners this generally means you can use a uniform down/up strum pattern to play along with the song before you begin to embellish it further by including extra down or up strokes, accentuate certain patterns or even make up your own style of…
  • Metal Allegience

    Andy Partridge
    1 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    METAL ALLEGIANCE TO BRING THEIR MUSICAL CRUSADE TO THE HOUSE OF BLUES IN ANAHEIM ON JANUARY 21st, 2015 All-Star Lineup Consisting Of Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Chuck Billy, Chris Broderick, David Ellefson, Scott Ian, Andreas Kisser, Mark Osegueda, Mike Portnoy, Troy Sanders, Alex Skolnick and John Tempesta Unite For An Unforgettable Night Of Music Special Performance Of Scott Ian – Speaking Words To Open The Show (New York, NY – October 27th, 2014) – After a critically acclaimed premiere on the inaugural voyage of Motörhead’s Motörboat alongside their recent addition as a…
  • How To Write A Song

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

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

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

    Erin Paul
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Intervals are an effective way to identify the notes in music, to play by ear or improvise. Learn how solfa can let you recognise intervals by ear easily. Continue reading →Related posts:Learning to Recognize Intervals 3 Singing Exercises to Improve Your Vocal Pitching Starting Solfa: Finding Your Tonic (Hold The Gin!)
  • Starting Solfa: Finding Your Tonic (Hold The Gin!)

    Erin Paul
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:25 am
    Finding the tonic note is the first step to transcribing or transposing the music you hear using solfege. Discover how to do it with these simple steps. Continue reading →Related posts:Do Re Mi Isn’t Just Child’s Play: How Solfege Training Can Improve Your Ear An Approach to Ear Training Solfeggio and Ear Training (Shelle Soelberg)
  • Do Re Mi Isn’t Just Child’s Play: How Solfege Training Can Improve Your Ear

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

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

    Jenny Green
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Vocal control is essential for all singers to learn. Here are the key factors in vocal control and some exercises you can use to practise and improve yours. Continue reading →Related posts:3 Singing Exercises to Improve Your Vocal Pitching The 16 Keys to a Good Singing Voice Learning to Sing: The First Lesson
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  • Black Friday Special: A Year of Unlimited Premium Themes

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Our Black Friday special is a great way to get your blog ready for the new year. This weekend, every purchase of Premium will include a free year of unlimited access to all our premium themes — a $120 USD value — so you can use any theme at no extra cost. The special sale starts just after midnight on Friday, November 28th, and ends just before midnight, on Monday, December 1st, for all time zones. That’s right: this year, our offer will go live on Black Friday and remain in effect through Cyber Monday, and will be available on these dates across the globe,…
  • Explore Longform with Writing 201

    Michelle W.
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    We often think of blog posts as being just a few paragraphs long, or being a “less serious” kind of writing. Not so! In this challenge, we’ll focus on writing longform pieces that are equally at home on your blog or in a magazine. Whether you have trouble organizing your thoughts in longer pieces of writing or simply want to challenge yourself as a blogger, Writing 201: Beyond the Blog Post can help. What is Writing 201: Beyond the Blog Post? Writing 201: Beyond the Blog Post is a four-week course to help those beginning to explore longform writing (or who are frustrated…
  • Just Released: New Blogging U. Ebooks

    Ben Huberman
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Our recent Writing 101 and Writing 201 Blogging U. courses were a huge success — so we thought you should be able to enjoy them even if your schedule didn’t allow you to take them in real time. We’re happy to announce that both courses are now offered as free ebooks, available for download in .pdf, .mobi (Kindle), and .epub (iBooks) formats. While conceived with nonfiction writers in mind, fiction writers (we know you’re out there, NaNoWriMo participants!) could find both courses just as useful. Which ebook should you choose? Writing 101: Build a Blogging Habit…
  • Emoji Everywhere 🎃

    Marcus Kazmierczak
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Emoji? What are they? “Emoji” is a Japanese term meaning “picture character.” It’s a standard for showing smileys and other little symbols inside text. But unlike traditional smileys that are made up of a sequence of letters like , every emoji has its own letter. Emoji blossomed on smartphones, where quickly picking out an emoji is often faster than typing out a long sentence. Today we’re rolling out hundreds and hundreds of emoji across — 872 to be exact. Do they look familiar? That’s because Twitter has graciously decided to open-source their entire set,…
  • New Themes: Editor and Sequential

    David A. Kennedy
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    Today, we have two new free themes ready for you! Editor Meet Editor, a new addition to our theme collection designed by Mike McAlister at Array. Geared toward personal bloggers and photo bloggers, Editor features big typography and images and a tab-based sidebar with a spot for featured posts, a site logo, and a social links menu. Editor makes it easy to put a personal stamp on your site or blog. Learn more about the free Editor theme at the Theme Showcase, or preview it by going to Appearance → Themes. Sequential Crafted by Thomas Guillot, Sequential is a contemporary, clean, and…
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    AudioCred: Indie, Rap, Rock Music Blog

  • The Lion and The Wolf – Symptoms OUT NOW!

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The Lion and The Wolf is the performing moniker of Thomas George. Thomas has been touring relentlessly throughout the year, and his addictive live set of dejected yet hopeful songs coupled with truthful and earnest vocals have seen him perform all over…
  • Jordin Sparks throws shade at Jason Derulo on new mixtape ‘Bye Felicia”

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
      Since their breakup, singer Jordin Sparks has kept [almost] mute on her ex boo, Jason Derulo. That wasn’t the case for Derulo when decided to go on record and publicize the break up in an interview, addressing Spark’s virginity, and…
  • Antemasque – Self-Titled Album Review

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    I still recall hearing ‘Arcarsenal’, the astonishing opening track to At The Drive In’s third (and tragically final) album, for the first time way back in 2000. The music contained in that album was a near perfect collision of forward thinking progressive…
  • Funeral For A Friend release new music video for 1%

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    Having recently announced the forthcoming release of their seventh studio album  ‘Chapter and Verse’ ,  Funeral For A Friend  have now unveiled  the first music video from the album,  ‘1%’ . Vocalist …
  • New Music: Ben Franco (@benfrancomusic) – “High Tolerance”

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
      Unveil the smooth cadenced (rhythmic) sound of twenty four year old, Mexican-American R&B/Pop singer/songwriter, Ben Franco. With his broad musical inspirations, he has created a sound all of his own. From subtle suggestive undertones to earth…
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  • LIVE MUSIC : The Gaslight Anthem + Deer Tick – Alexandra Palace, London (19th November 2014)

    Paul Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Our American cousins certainly put on a show to remember at London’s Alexandra Palace last night as both Gaslight Anthem, and support act Deer Tick, delivered the type of sets that would grace headline slots at any number of Festivals. It was a relentless, jaw dropping evening of rock music that should be the blueprint for how all gigs should be executed. Support act Deer Tick were a real surprise. Thankfully, many of the normal bar-huggers were stage-front to see a 30 minute set that covered a myriad of genres from standard rock to unapologetic rockabilly (the well-received ‘I Got a…
  • LIVE MUSIC : Merchandise – The Laundry, London (18th November 2014)

    Paul Smith
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Florida band Merchandise have started to gain quite a reputation for exhilarating live sets, and their growing popularity now sees them gracing well respected music venues the breadth of Europe. Gone are the days of small pub sets, and their change in genre from punk to an indie-pop formula has certainly seen them acquire fans from a much wider audience. A new record label (4AD) further quantifies the bands ascendancy and when coupled with a back catalog of unapologetic guitar laced ‘wall of noise’ material it’s clear to see why this current European tour, and in particular their London…
  • EP REVIEW : Eaves – ‘As Old As The Grave EP’

    Paul Smith
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    A ‘Heavenly Recordings’ gem landed in the GIGsoup inbox last week and rather than sink under the weight of cold-mailers, invitations to join various gambling sites and the opportunity to collect my overseas lottery winnings it somehow pushed its way to the top of the pile, and we’re mighty glad it did. Eaves (aka Leeds based musician Joseph Lyons) debut EP ‘As Old as the Grave’ is a quite beautiful release dealing with the type of subject matter some young artists may feel uncomfortable addressing at the infancy of their musical careers. The EP deals with alcoholism and murder but…
  • One to Watch : Hannah Lou Clark – ‘Silent Type’ EP set for 24th Nov release

    Paul Smith
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    After a two year hiatus Hannah Lou Clark has returned with a compelling, genre-crossing EP containing a lead track with the sort of punch one would normally expect from heavy-weight boxer. The artist’s previous project ‘Foe’ ended towards the end of 2012, which surprised many considering her impressive ‘Bad Dream Hotline’ LP, and one assumed that may have been her lot. However, credit where credit is due as she has now returned, minus the ‘Foe’ moniker and PJ Harvey comparisons, with an impressive and fresh new sound that eclipses her previous releases. Written and recorded…
  • BOOM! : Speelburg – ‘Kline’

    Paul Smith
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    As the year draws to it’s conclusion one starts reviewing and considering their tracks of the year. My mind was certainly made up, which i guess is a little unfair considering there are still 6 weeks until we tip our hat to 2015. However, Speelburg (aka Noah Sacré) and his release ‘Kline’ has certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons with, what i believe to be, one of the strongest debuts for many a year. As a Brighton resident, who originally hailed from France, Belgium and the US, Speelburg is currently more famous for his production skills than that of up and coming…
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    this is our jam

  • "home" is my pre-thanksgiving jam

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Dan Croll's "Home" is no stranger to TIOJ and playlists of Thanksgivings past. Nonetheless, it has been all I've been craving this week, along with homemade gravy and Cyber Monday sales. So let's take a moment to be thankful and enjoy this song before the familial chaos of the holiday begins, shall we?
  • mystikal is baaaaack

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The newest hit "Feel Right" from Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal and Bruno Mars delights me to no end. It's the perfect updated version of motown that would make James Brown proud and brings a fresh perspective to Mystikal's repertoire. Who would have thunk that Bruno Mars would be singing back up for Mystikal?
  • {IF YOU LIKE} bon iver, chet faker

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
    (via 1/2/3)If you swoon over Chet Faker's sexy Australian vibes or crave the chill falsetto of Bon Iver, then take a listen to up-and-comer Fractures. We caught Fractures at CMJ and were immediately taken by his sound. It's brooding, dark, and sensual. Seriously, what is in the water in Australia that makes all of their music so good?Depending on what you like, "Twisted" is a little more Chet Faker......and "Embers" is a little more Bon Iver.
  • {RECAP} allah-las

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today we've got Concert Correspondent Lily recapping her coverage of Allah-Las on Friday night!I did not understand a word that Allah-Las lead singer Miles Michaud said during the show at Rock and Roll Hotel. Did it matter? I guess not. The poetry was in their psychedelic, let’s-chill-by-the-beach essence. The four-member group from L.A. swept the audience into a retro trip, but left us grasping for connection to their all-encompassing sound.Fusing iterations of Brian Wilson, the Rolling Stones and the nonchalance of the 1960’s, an ocean-side patio would have better served their sound…
  • {WATCH} high maintenance

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Since we still have to wait until January for the latest season of Girls, the newest Vimeo series High Maintenance is filling the Brooklyn hipster-sized void in our hearts. The series centers around a drug dealer in Brooklyn as he serves his smattering of clients and hilarity ensues. Plus, the music in the series is unsurprisingly awesome. We devoured all of the free episodes in a day (they're short!) and dare you to not do the same. The newest season is available for download on Vimeo and all past episodes are available for free!
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    Hip Hop Encounter

  • #REPOST @tyson281 – The Middle Man (Mixtape) @starstatusmpls @coast2coastdjs

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Young Tyson – The Middle Man (Mixtape) Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Distribution Young Tyson – The Middle Man (Mixtape) Young Tyson – The Middle Man (Mixtape) New Mixtape from Recording Artist “Young Tyson” CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR STREAM THIS MIXTAPE! TRACK LIST: 1.Young Tyson-My Life 2.Young Tyson-Weigh It Up 3.Young Tyson-Stone Cold Truth 4.Young Tyson-Flexin 5.Young Tyson-Jump Off 6.Young Tyson-Pop My Trunk 7.Young Tyson-Run The City 8.Young Tyson-Dope Boy 9.Young Tyson-Knucklehead 10.Young Tyson-Skit 11.Young Tyson-Freestyle 12.Young Tyson-Cocaine White 13.Young…
  • #HHERepost via @southpromo M-1 TheGreat – Lunch Pails X OxTails

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    M-1 TheGreat – Lunch Pails X OxTails Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Distribution M-1 thegreat – Lunch Pails X OxTails CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NOW! New Mixtape from M-1 thegreat TRACK LIST 01. MAKE IT FT KRYSTINA NICOLE 02. BLADE BROWN 03. DYNT FT SCOOPKIDD 04. ON DRUGS 05. SLOW MY ROLL 06. CONCEITED 07. LMS 08. BAD 1ONE 09. END OF IT ALL 10. CHOSE UP FT KONAMI HOMI 11. FANBASE 12. VARCITY 13. GO FT ASAP 14. 4 YOU […]
  • Billionaire Buck Around Da Way @COMPTONSBUCK @TEAMBLOCKBALLIN

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
  • #HHERePost Bell Biv DeVoe & Cali Swag District feat. Amaze “TWERK TEAM” (DJ Prime Allstar Remix) [prod. by International XL & DJ Prime] @VirDiKO

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    VirDiKO Music Promotion: Proudly Serving The World’s Best DJ’s!   Bell Biv DeVoe & Cali Swag District feat. Amaze Producers: International XL & DJ Prime Song: Poison vs. Twerk Team (DJ Prime Allstar Remix) Versions: Club – Instrumental – Acapella – Radio Beats Per Minute: 128 Kbps: 320 Album: Coming Soon! General Comments: Produced by International XL & DJ Prime Engineered, arranged and mastered Brad Young of BKY MUSIC Valentino J Paula JR Traknologist Media Family, LLC & Poly […]
  • #REPOST @DRAFTPICKZ Presents: CRISTION D’OR – Till Death Do Us Part – VOL.2 (Mixtape) @coast2coastdjs

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    DRAFTPICKZ Presents: CRISTION D’OR – Till Death Do Us Part – VOL.2 (Mixtape) Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Distribution DRAFTPICKZ Presents: CRISTION D’OR – Till Death Do Us Part – VOL.2 (Mixtape) DRAFTPICKZ Presents: CRISTION D’OR – Till Death Do Us Part – VOL.2 (Mixtape) DRAFTPICKZ Presents a New Mixtape from Recording Artist “CRISTION D’ORCRISTION D’OR” CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR STREAM THIS MIXTAPE! TRACK LIST: 1. Cristion D’or – Till Death Do Us Part 2. Cristion D’or Feat. MeetSims , […]
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    The Standing "O" Project Singer/Songwriter Podcast

  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Darden Smith / Celtic Thunder / Jeneen

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:47 pm
    The November 24, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Darden Smith performing "Angel Flight," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing Celtic Thunder, and Jeneen performing "All Of You." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - David Berkeley / Judy Collins / The Kennedys

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The November 10, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features David Berkeley performing "Walk On," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing Judy Collins, and The Kennedys performing "I'll Come Over." 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 Standing "O" Project Podcast - Ghosts of The American Road / Bruce Cockburn / Eve Fleishman

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    The November 3, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Ghosts of The American Road performing "Walk On," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing Bruce Cockburn, and Eve Fleishman performing "Lift Up The Anchor." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Don Richmond / Bettman & Halpin / Carrie Elkin

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

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    The October 20, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Tracy Newman And The Reinforcements performing "Fire Up The Weed," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing Sam Baker, and the Leni Stern African Trio performing "Dakan." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this…
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    Crooked Manners

  • Before Baby: How to Prepare for a Major Life Change Pt. I

    12 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    We’re pregnant! Whether this comes as a complete shock, or it’s going to happen soon, babies can bring a whole barrage of emotions. Work on the Relationship Are you happy with your partner and vice versa? If you’re planning on staying together with him or her, make sure you’re ready to go in for the long haul with them. Perhaps now might be the best time to start couples counseling, especially if there is any doubt, resentment, past actions or issues to work on. Do you or your partner have a history of infidelity? It’s best to make sure that the baby has been…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Vinyl: Buying a Turntable, Used Records, and More

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

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    It seems that Daniel Radcliffe is NOT one of the child actors who will be delegated to type casting. After finishing up the massively successful Harry Potter series in 2011, the British actor has been busy shooting a plethora of different movies in a wide range of genres. Radcliffe will definitely not be stuck to the fantasy genre after fans see what he has brewed up for a big year in 2014. Here are the films Daniel Radcliffe will be sharing with the world. What If It’s no surprise that with tons of Potter fangirls that Radcliffe has fallen into the role of male interest in a romantic…
  • New SpongeBob SquarePants Trailer Released

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

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

  • The History of Audio-Technica’s Installed Sound Microphones

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Audio-Technica entered the microphone industry in 1978 with the 800 Series, a line of vocal mics for musicians that grew to be quite successful. But in the quickly evolving, competitive audio world, it was only a matter of time before we expanded our reach into the arena of Installed Sound as well. In 1984, A-T […]The post The History of Audio-Technica’s Installed Sound Microphones appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Breaking Your Fear, Finding Your Voice: Part 1

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    This is the tenth installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank talks about how to break through fear and find your voice. If you missed Frank’s previous post on electronic dance music, you can read it here. Early in my career, I realized even though I can compose and produce music, […]The post Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Breaking Your Fear, Finding Your Voice: Part 1 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • ’Tis the (Audio) Season: A-T’s Official 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year – well, almost! Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and immediately following that is the chaos known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These hectic days of deals upon deals mark the official start of the holiday shopping season. And they also highlight a common fact of modern […]The post ’Tis the (Audio) Season: A-T’s Official 2014 Holiday Gift Guide appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Frank Klepacki Blog Series: The Interesting Thing About EDM

    13 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    This is the ninth installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank explores the possibilities of electronic dance music. If you missed Frank’s previous post on video game scoring, you can read it here. The Electronic Dance Music genre has gained popularity over the last few years to the point that […]The post Frank Klepacki Blog Series: The Interesting Thing About EDM appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • The Heart and Soul of Audio-Technica: Live Sound

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    In the mid ’70s Audio-Technica began to explore the world of Live Sound. At first, A-T’s Live Sound microphones targeted performing musicians looking for high quality and great value. We had entered a very competitive market where companies with established product lines ruled. In order to keep up we needed to introduce a truly remarkable […]The post The Heart and Soul of Audio-Technica: Live Sound appeared first on Where It's A-T.
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  • Coachella 2015 Lineup: predicted, confirmed & rumored artists

    Evan Thomas
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    The Coachella 2015 Lineup will likely be released in early January (it was released on January 24th in 2014, and on January 9th in... The post Coachella 2015 Lineup: predicted, confirmed & rumored artists appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • SOHN at the El Rey Theatre

    Lilian Min
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:50 am
    When an artist’s debut single drops to great acclaim, that usually means that their debut album will follow shortly so as to capitalize on... The post SOHN at the El Rey Theatre appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Gianluca Buccellati: In Convo with the Producer Behind Tei Shi and Yellerkin

    Lilian Min
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    Put your ear to the ground (or, spend some time lurking on Hype Machine) and you’ll come across Tei Shi and Yellerkin, two indie... The post Gianluca Buccellati: In Convo with the Producer Behind Tei Shi and Yellerkin appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Coachella 2015 Weekend 1 Tickets

    Evan Thomas
    1 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    6 Places to Find Coachella 2015 Tickets Once again, Coachella sold out in under 20 minutes after tickets were released. But not everyone that... The post Coachella 2015 Weekend 1 Tickets appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Jessie Ware at the Tower Theater

    Lilian Min
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Jessie Ware’s sophomore album “Tough Love” dropped on Tuesday, and on first listen, it seems like a natural extension of her critically-acclaimed debut “Devotion.”... The post Jessie Ware at the Tower Theater appeared first on TravelGrom.
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    Latest News, Music News, Tour Dates, Festival Dates, Headliners

  • Ed Sheeran announces second date at Wembley Stadium

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    Due to popular demand Ed Sheeran has announced he is set to play a second date at London's Wembley Stadium on Saturday 11th July 2015. The multimillion selling and BRIT award winning Ed Sheeran will play his first ever stadium headline at the 80,000 capacity Wembley Stadium in London on the 10th July followed by another show on the 11th July with tickets going on general sale from the 28th November. On playing Wembley Stadium Ed Sheeran said: “I’ve made no secret recently of my ambition to play Wembley Stadium on my own in front of…
  • Labrinth and Ella Henderson to duet at the BBC Music Awards

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    Labrinth and Ella Henderson will duet at the BBC Music Awards next month. The 'Let It Be' hitmaker and former 'The X Factor' contestant will collaborate for a special performance at the ceremony on December 11, which will award prizes to the highest achievers in music from the past 12 months. Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton will host the inaugural event, which will be broadcast live on BBC One, Radio 1 and Radio 2 - presenting awards including British Artist of the Year, International Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.  Talking about the star-studded ceremony…
  • Rita Ora to feature on Matthew Morrison's new album

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:31 am
    Rita Ora will perform on Matthew Morrison's new album. The 'Glee' actor is thrilled the "talented" 'I Will Never Let You Down' singer will perform on the concept LP for his new stage musical 'Finding Neverland'. Tweeting a picture of himself and Rita backstage at the American Music Awards at the weekend, Matthew wrote on Monday 24th November 2014: "Such a great time at the American Music Awards last night with my friend Rita Ora. She's on the Finding Neverland - The New Musical concept soundtrack. TALENTED!! (sic)" The pair were seen at the awards ceremony making music with 'Ray' star Jamie…
  • Metallica to headline Reading & Leeds Festival 2015

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    Metallica will headline Reading & Leeds Festival in August 2015. The heavy metal superstars will return to the festival for the first time since 2008 as a UK festival exclusive. Having first headlined Reading Festival 18 years ago, Metallica will continue their love affair with the festival for a performance that is sure to be one of the defining moments of 2015. Drummer Lars Ulrich says: “We are obviously beyond thrilled to be returning to headline the magnificent and mighty double shot at Reading & Leeds for the fourth time. We are practically the house band. Bring it!” Festival…
  • Papa Roach announce 2015 UK tour

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    Papa Roach will tour the UK in March 2015 in support of their new album ‘F.E.A.R’. The tour will take the hard rock juggernauts around the UK with 9 dates starting in Norwich on 8th March. The tour will include shows Southampton, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham before the tour finishes in Belfast on 21st March. The dates will follow the release of the bands eighth studio album ‘F.E.A.R’ (Face Everything And Rise) which will be released on 26th January. The new album is Papa Roach’s first since the 2012 album ‘The Connection’ and marks some fresh ideas and…
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    Creative Edge Music

  • Bombs Dropping Releases New Hit Album

    Steven Fies
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    New EDM Producer is Making a Name with FALL 2014 EDM is one of those genres I keep coming back to time and again, mostly for its dance/house roots and easy listening characteristics. There's nothing quite like being out on a Friday or Saturday night with your friends and getting lost in the mix late at night. However, like in any genre or sub-genre of music, there are great artists and then there are those who don't quite make the cut. Some songs in particular really inspire me to get on my feet.Chicago-based EDM Producer BOMBS DROPPING is one of those who has truly outdone himself with…
  • Vile Creations, Lynch the Landlord, City of Crooks, and Illuminate at The Epicentre on 9/27/14

    Chris Hicke
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    A few weeks ago, I attended a hardcore/punk show at The Epicentre in San Diego. One of the few all-ages venues in San Diego, the night’s audience, and even most of the performers, was comprised largely of teenagers and parents of the performers. While not necessarily the largest of crowds, they were energetic enough to make up for it at times.First up for the night was Vile Creations, a group of kids playing their first gig as a band. For better or worse, it showed. While they do deserve some credit for adding leads and solos to hardcore, a genre not known for either, they were generally…
  • Tomorrow We Die Alive Tour @ Soma San Diego 10/17/14

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

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

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

  • AC/DC drummer’s court meltdown + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Parker Millsap, Parker Millsap, album review – Parker Millsap is a talented young songwriter from Oklahoma and his self-titled debut is an impressive slice of Americana Continue Reading On » Aria awards 2014 go boy band crazy, but absent Sia takes home main prize – Sia […]
  • Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett’s “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” Video: Watch + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Performing in St. Louis, rapper Killer Mike offers impassioned tribute to Michael Brown – Atlanta rapper Killer Mike, who is currently on tour as one half of the hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, nearly broke down on stage Monday night speaking to an audience in St. Louis about […]
  • UB40, Savage And More Join Beats 4 Breast Cancer Benefit + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   'The Walking Dead' recap: The storylines get 'Crossed' – After a few weeks where our merry band of survivors split up and the show spent entire episodes focusing on a single strand of the story, Sunday’s episode, “Crossed,” finally started bringing them back together. And if not all […]
  • Peter Gabriel debuts new song “What Lies Ahead” — watch + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   James Blake to release new album in 2015, likely to feature Kanye West collaboration – A new James Blake album is on the way, and if the UK crooner gets his wish, it’ll feature a collaboration with Kanye West. In an interview with Miami New Times, Blake revealed […]
  • 5 Seconds Of Summer Announce Live Album + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   5 Seconds Of Summer Announce Live Album – 5 Seconds Of Summer have announced they will be releasing a live album titled LIVESOS next month.The band’s latest offering features 15 tracks that were recorded at different venues across the world.LIVESOS will be officially released on December 15th via Capitol Records […]
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream & Indie Buzz

  • Found Sounds + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:54 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Miley Cyrus not pregnant says representative – The rumour of singer Miley Cyrus’s pregnancy is untrue, her representative has said. According to an earlier report by Life amp; Style, Cyrus is expecting her boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger’s … Continue Reading On » AC/DC take stock, then rock on […]
  • New Video: Jack Ü (Skrillex & Diplo) Feat. Kiesza “Take Ü There” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Cheryl Bans Under-18s From Her Record Label – The X Factor judge has stated there is too much pressure when it comes to child stars… Continue Reading On » A Festival Called Panama expands 2015 line-up – A two-day camping festival located in a forest, A […]
  • Gwen Stefani – “Spark The Fire” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:56 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Gwen Stefani – “Spark The Fire” – Gwen Stefani’s third solo album is set to be released next month (though no date has been announced yet) and she’s shared the follow-up to lead single “Baby Don’t Lie.” It’s a Pharrell-produced track called “Spark The Fire,” which the producer […]
  • The 27 Most Mind-Blowing GIFS From Beyonce’s New ’7/11′ Video + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   ‘You’re a sicko for taking pics of us naked’ – POP STAR Katy Perry has unleashed her inner Roar at Australian paparrazo yet again in a scathing post. Continue Reading On » ‘You’re a sicko for taking pics of us naked’ – POP STAR Katy Perry […]
  • Flutist Jamie Baum making Bay Area debut + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:54 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Sneaky Katy Perry Confused For Mannequin At Australia Pop Up Store – See The Pics – Katy Perry, you little rascal, you! When you hinted that someone might stop in to your really sweet (an pizza-y) pop-up shop in Australia, you meant YOU! Also you never know who […]
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream & Indie News

  • Watch: Interpol Escape the Snow, Play on _Late Night with Seth Meyers_ + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Jack White Casts a Bluegrass Spell on Dean Fertita's 'Parallel' – Shortly after releasing the piano-pounding Lazaretto track “Would You Fight For My Love?” as a 7″, Jack White has unveiled that single’s B-side: a country/bluegrass cover of Dean Fertita’s “Parallel… Continue Reading On » Fifth Harmony […]
  • New Video: Jack Ü (Skrillex & Diplo) Feat. Kiesza “Take Ü There” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Remembering Freddie Mercury through music videos – He was the champion, my friends.       Related StoriesStanding next to J.Lo at the AMAs made Iggy Azalea feel like 'dog poo'Is Ariana Grande's Xmas song the 'All I Want for Christmas' of 2014?Demi Lovato explains why she stopped being friends with […]
  • Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea Bring ‘Booty’ to AMAs + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Listen to the Flaming Lips & Yoko’s cover of “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” – The Flaming Lips and Yoko Ono have shared a cover of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”. The cover of Ono and the former Beatles’ 1971 festive classic has been recorded for […]
  • The Eagles files lawsuit for fake concert footage + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:08 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   The Eagles files lawsuit for fake concert footage – American rock band The Eagles have filed a lawsuit after it was revealed that fans were allegedly shown concert videos at venues in Long Island, New York and charged admission for the process. The … Continue Reading On […]
  • Why you won't see Taylor Swift's belly button + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   5 Seconds Of Summer Announce Live Album – 5 Seconds Of Summer have announced they will be releasing a live album titled LIVESOS next month.The band’s latest offering features 15 tracks that were recorded at different venues across the world.LIVESOS will be officially released on December 15th via Capitol Records […]
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    Soul You Know

  • Brand new RnB/Soul music video: Faith Evans - Fragile

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:49 pm
    RnB/Soul veteran songstress Faith Evans released her latest music video titled Fragile in conjunction with her seventh studio album release Incomparable!Fragile is a soulful love song with a classic Doo Wop sound that make you wanna break into a two-step! I like the song because it's upbeat and I have an infinite love for classic soul and the tune shows Faith Evans versatility as a songstress!To bring the visuals of Fragile to life, photographer extraordinaire Derek Blanks directed the music video featuring Faith Evans (the First Lady) and actor Pooch Hall (as Faith's husband, Mr. President).
  • New Soul/RnB album of the week: Lowercase Letters self-titled debut album + new music video- Open Blinds

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Hell my Soul You Knowers and welcome to another week of new Soul/R&B album release pick of the week! I got a great album for you from Lowercase Letters! Hailing from Washington D.C. the indie Soul/R&B rock group release their self-titled album yesterday and I'm feeling it! The ten track debut album is a mixture of various genres topped of with songstress/songwriter Alphie's luminous vocals! I have no problem listening to this album straight through and because of that, it get's my Soulapproval! A few songs that I instantly liked are; Can't Won't Rush (the airy rock soul song…
  • New Soul EP release of the week: Siji - Sunchild

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:39 pm
    British singer/songwriter and producer Siji released his long awaited EP titled Sunchild (formerly Home Grown). The five track EP incorporates Afro Beat, Soul and R&B sounds inspired numerous trips to his ancestral home, Lagos Nigeria! I shared most of the Siji singles from the EP on previous posts (including the remixes), but two more singles were not released until today and I finally got a chance to listen to them (the uptempo Afro beat track You Put a Smile On My Heart & the soulful track Remain). I can honestly say that I can listen to Sunchild EP straight through, but…
  • Soul + Wisdom: Listen to Karen Bernod's latest soulful track - Inspire

    11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Having sung background for various big name musicians such as Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu and Luther Vandross, songwriter Karen Bernod is now in the forefront with her latest album #Plantingseeds!The fifteen track album is a mixture of soul, funk, jazz and R&B! One of my favorite songs is the soulful positive track Inspire. The soulful funk track drop some knowledge about life and living your life to the fullest! One of my favorite lyrics from Inspire is when Karen quotes her mother wise words: "Momma always told me to choose selective and surround myself around people who…
  • New music: Shayna Steele Souful Jazz remake of Fiona Apple's - Paper Bag

    6 Nov 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Sacramento California native Jazz/R&B vocalist Shayna Steele remade Fiona's Apple Grammy nominated tune Paper Bag from her 1999 album with the long Guniess World Book winning album title/poem When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might so When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall…
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    EmuBands » News

  • Featured Releases – w/c 10th November 2014

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    First up this week is Ella the Bird, aka Siobhan Wilson, with a track from her new EP ‘Glorified Demons’. Now based in Glasgow, Ella the Bird has already been mesmerising audiences throughout the country and beyond, performing in front of packed out crowds in such prestigious concert venues as The Queens Hall in Edinburgh, the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, as well as supporting Willy Mason throughout the UK on his tour in 2013. Catch Ella the Bird live at the Bush Hall in London on Tuesday 18th November supporting Justin Currie on his UK tour, which runs until the end of…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 3rd November 2014

    6 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    First up this week are Aberdeenshire-based pop quintet IndianRedLopez with their new single ‘Commit’, the title track taken from their second album. IndianRedLopez have been making in-roads in the Scottish music scene since their inception back in 2009, receiving a host of plaudits from the likes of Vic Galloway, Drowned In Sound, Artrocker, The Skinny and BBC Radio 1 to name a few. After playing numerous festivals, picking up the Best Electronic Act gong at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, as well as touring the UK and Europe extensively since their…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 27th October 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    First up this week is Aberdonian indie-disco-pop band The Little Kicks with a track from their new live EP ‘Live At the Lemon Tree’. With a reputation for a great live show of heartfelt catchy upbeat indie pop songs, the band have shared stages with the likes of Foals, The Vaccines, Frightened Rabbit, Maximo Park, Mystery Jets, Errors, Kooks, Editors, Wild Nothing, Maccabees and many more. They have also received airplay and recorded live sessions for BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Radio Scotland, XFM and European radio. Catch them live on 14th November at Hootanannys in Inverness.
  • TIDAL – New Streaming Service Launches in UK & US

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

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

  • Aim – Foundation EP

    Mittens XVX
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    Artist: Aim Title: Foundation Release: Tape / Digital  Year: 2014 Label: DIY Portugal has been a fertile ground for Straight Edge hardcore bands since the glory days of X-Acto, Pointing Finger and New Winds. But those days are not forgotten, today Lisbon’s Nova Vaga crew represents the new wave (as the name suggests) of hardcore punk bands and individuals that...
  • Trogen Till Döden: New Documentary About Straight Edge in Sweden

    Mittens XVX
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Trogen till döden (True till death) is a new DIY documentary examining the Straight Edge movement in Sweden. The film starts with a retrospective of the vibrant drug free scene that grew up in Umeå during the 90’s through the story of José Saxlund, member of the prominent band Abhinanda, and then continues with the current state of Straight Edge hardcore punk scene all...
  • Arma Agharta – Touring the US Pt. 1

    DIY Conspiracy
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:03 am
    I doubt that if you’re somehow involved or really following what’s happening on the European experimental music scene could have missed the charming personna of Arma Agharta. A sound artist, performer and curator from Vilnius, Lithuania, whose activity in all the fore-mentioned fields is equally enviable. Arma has recently finished a US tour, which according...
  • Catharsis / CrimethInc. Interview

    Mittens XVX
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:09 am
    Brian D. is an enigmatic person known to some as the singer of the metallic hardcore band Catharsis that emerged in the mid 90’s to bring anarchist politics back to hardcore punk. Besides playing in a band he was an editor of a hardcore punk zine called “Inside Front” that later on became a platform for...
  • STAER Live in Plovdiv

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

  • Chris Brown – ‘Dangerous’ Ft. Trey Songz & Sam Martin (Radio Rip)

    The Shadowking
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:38 pm
    With their newly announced “Between the Sheets” tour set to kickoff in the new year, Chris Brown and Trey Songz keeps the anticipation building with a new record. After previously remixing songs by ILOVEMAKONNEN, Snootie Wild, ScHoolboy Q, and TeeFlii, the two R&B superstars premiered a new record on radio titled “Dangerous. Listen To Track Below
  • [Mixtape] Strictly for @TrapsNTrunks (Mississippi Edition) Hosted By @MonroeKush

    The Shadowking
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Infinite Starr Le Flair hosts first-ever Mississippi edition of Strictly 4 Traps ‘N Trunks mixtape series & introduces some of the hottest rappers out of the state. Listen To The Mixtape Below
  • [Mixtape] @Stackzzrme – Possesion Of Paper @TheDJXRated @DJScream @BiggaRankin00

    The Shadowking
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Track Listing 01. Stackzz – Possesion Of Paper Intro (Feat. DJ Scream) (0:58) 02. Stackzz – Money On Me (Feat. Future & Slick Jones) Prod. By Big Drop (4:07) 03. Stackzz – 36 (Feat. Young Thug & Peewee Longway) [Prod. By Supreme Team] (3:55) 04. Stackzz – Killers And Mobsters [Prod. By Cassius Jay] (3:30) 05. Stackzz – Early 90’s [Prod. By Supreme Team] (3:44) 06. Stackzz – Flat Footed 9 [Prod. By Supreme Team] (2:48) 07. Stackzz – Split Personality [Prod. By Supreme Team] (2:53) 08. Stackzz – Friday 13th [Prod. By Metro Boomin]…
  • #MP3 PITBULL ft NEYO -“Time Of Our Lives”

    The Shadowking
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    PITBULL ft NEYO -“Time Of Our Lives” [MP3] Click Here To Download DJ Pack
  • KXNG CROOKED (fka Crooked I), SMH Records & One Shot BTS Footage

    The Shadowking
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    Hop on board this virtual tour bus as Slaughterhouse’s own KXNG CROOKED (fka Crooked I) and his label SMH Records hit Detroit,Atlanta, Louisville, New York and Charlotte — home of the SMH headquarters. The KXNG gets up close and personal, as we learn about the inner-workings of the SMH record label, along with KXNG CROOKED’s upcoming release “Sex, Money and Hip-Hop,” a mixtape experience. CROOKED also provides further insight into his 2015 TV Show One Shot with the legendary Sway and Tech. Appearances in the video include KXNG CROOKED, Mike Smith, Jonathan Hay, Russ…
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    Slightly Off Key

  • Let’s Talk Streaming…

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    In case you’ve been living under a rock – streaming has been causing quite the controversy lately. It all started when Taylor Swift, America’s sweetheart, pulled all of her music from Spotify – calling it a “grand experiment” that “didn’t feel right.” Because of Ms. Swift’s popularity, others felt compelled to respond. Some agreed with her, but many others praised streaming as the savior of a dying music industry. Bono for instance, recently commended Spotify for “giving 70 percent of all their revenues to rights holders,” and said that it was the record labels…
  • Some Thoughts on Prince…

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    In case you missed it, Prince broke “Saturday Night Live” protocol last week and delivered an epic eight-minute power set. An eclectic mix of new material, random props, and visual effects, it was by far the best part of Saturday’s lackluster show. More importantly, however, it reminded me, yet again, why all artists should strive to be a little bit more like Prince. Prince exists in a world all his own. Having managed to defy easy categorization for over 30 years, he refuses to be limited by either his past or the expectations of others. After the success of his breakout album, for…
  • Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘Same Old Truce,’ The Ridgelings

    6 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Slightly Off Key is thrilled to be bringing you it’s first ever exclusive – courtesy of The Ridgelings! A “foot stomping, tear jerking, New Americana band from Boulder, Colorado,” the Ridgelings are currently hard at work on their first record, Hard Winter Rations.   The band centers around the infectious songwriting of Tim Novak, but receives an extra jolt of energy from stringsmiths (is that a word? It should be) Amber McKinney and Ry Lewis as well as the cajón stylings of Mr. Isaac Zuckerman. Same Old Truce was written by Novak and according to Ry Lewis is…
  • Can Neil Young’s Pono Player Really Break Through?

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    On Thursday, Neil Young officially launched Pono—a digital music player that costs $400 and promises the highest sound quality on the market. His crusade for better sound has raised over $6.2 million on Kickstarter and gained endorsements from the likes of Eddie Vedder, Beck, and Sting. The device—which resembles a Toblerone candy bar—will hit stores in March and will be accompanied by an iTunes-like Pono music store. Now, I’m as much of an audiophile as the next columnist and I have the speakers to prove it, but there’s one glaring problem I see with this new “wonder-iPod.”…
  • Thom Yorke’s Self-Release is Out of Touch With Consumers

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    It’s no secret that Thom Yorke actively hates the music industry. After ditching his record label in 2007, he’s since accused Apple of trying to “destroy music” and Spotify of being the “last desperate fart of a dying corpse.” Perhaps it was naïve on my part, but I had really begun to think that there was nothing more Yorke could do to surprise me—that his musical misanthropy had reached some kind of bitter plateau. Then he released his new album through BitTorrent. Yes, that BitTorrent. The album, “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes,” finds Yorke shunning literally every…
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    Empty Lighthouse Music & Arts Magazine

  • Harry Potter Goes Muggle: Harry Potter Characters Without Magic

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The Harry Potter series, both book and films alike has become a significant part of popular culture. In the series, we meet a myriad of characters, all of whom are either witches or wizards. With the ability to use their wands to perform any task they wish, fans from all over the world turn green with envy at their magical powers.
  • Wiz Khalifa Posts Nude Photo In Shower: Might Be Losing It?

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    Well it looks like rapper Wiz Khalifa is off his rocker completely after the Amber Rose divorce. Khalifa posted a nude photo where he censored himself by covering up his goods with his hands.
  • Disney Princes Net Worth: Top Five Richest Princes

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    Admit it: being a royal would be fabulous. The fame, living in a castle, servants, and having power over an entire kingdom are just a few of the many perks of being part of a royal family. Another obvious upside would be the riches that come with it. Fame and fortune.
  • Mellavelli Will Be Streaming on Sunday

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    Mellavelli, the creator of Dragonball Absalon, will be streaming himself animating this Sunday. He made the announcement in a Youtube video, and told people living in other parts of the world what time they would be able to watch him show off his talents.
  • Venom To Release 'From The Very Depths' In January

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    The legendary English Heavy Metal band Venom has set January 27th as the release date for "From the Very Depths," their 14th studio album. Band-leader and only original member, Cronos, had this to say of the album:
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    Foxbeard Music

  • The zzips Release Their Nostalgic Debut Album ’20 Years Late’

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:42 am
    Meet ‘The zzips’ –living proof that Rock n’ Roll is not dead, and is in fact very much alive and kicking. A diverse duo made up of frontman James Butler and writing partner Graham Cupples. Bringing you their debut, yet eagerly anticipated, album ’20 Years Late’. Within their songs, they address issues that are prominent within British society, and question the policies of consumerism, greed and elitism after partaking in social observation. The album is both a call to arms and a cry for revolution and change, whilst some of the songs simply follow what happens within their…
  • Amanda Lamb Releases New Video, “Something in the Blood”

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Country songstress, Amanda Lamb has just unveiled her latest single, “Something in the Blood”. The song is written about Lamb’s first hand experience with Type 1 diabetes and is dedicated to others who have struggled with the disease. “The song is both literal and figurative,” says Amanda, “because there is strength, bravery and courage in my blood.” The breathtaking performance video, shot by Nayip Ramos of 5840 Productions, showcases not only Lamb’s beauty, but also her powerful vocals. Watch the video and visit her website at:
  • Adam Protz Releases Intangible EP – ‘Movements’

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
        Pensive four-track EP epitomises meditation and relaxation  Hailing from St Albans after a period of studying in Sheffield, Adam Protz has had several years to perfect his craft of composing. Using delicate piano melodies and intricate instrumentals, Adam Protz has created his beautiful EP ‘Movements’, consisting of four alluring and exquisite tracks. In the past, Adam has written music for films, animated shorts, a dance show, an educational DVD and even a brewery documentary! Watch his latest video for ‘Movements’ here:…
  • Bristol Folk band ‘Apple of My Eye’ are set to sail folk scene with new album ‘Seven Tides’

    7 Nov 2014 | 2:51 am
    Exciting and energetic contemporary folk band, ‘Apple Of My Eye’ announce release of new album ‘Seven Tides’, due out 1st December.  Beautifully arranged epic songs in a unique twist on classic folk themes. Now living in London, the majority of the band hail from the historic maritime city of Bristol and their songs draw inspiration from both cities and from the sea, a theme that runs throughout their second album. Their engaging storytelling style and four part harmonies explore tales of love, loss, adventure and ruin. The album was recorded at Cowshed Studios and engineered by the…
  • ‘Only One’ the new single from sincere singer-songwriter Jessie Lowes

    6 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    One of Northumberland’s most talented emerging artists, acoustic singer-songwriter, Jessie Lowes is set to release her new single ‘Only One’ November 28th. Following the success of her last single ‘Stars’, Lowes popularity  has soared as she gains national recognition for her beautiful,  emotive music. True to Lowes style of raw and emotive lyrics, the new track explores the heartbreak of losing someone you love, in an honest and heartfelt manner. Lowes life has not been an easy journey and she has been through a series of testing and turbulent times. Spending some of her early…
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    One For The People

  • Tracks: Crushed Beaks - Rising Sign (Free Download)

    Phill Walker
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    London noise-pop three-piece Crushed Beaks announce news of debut LP Scatter, unveil "Rising Sun".This is so so so delayed, so apologies for that - the troubles of 'real life' affect us all. It feels like it's been way too long coming, this debut LP Scatter from Crushed Beaks, but it's good to see the band taking the bull by the horns and going it on their own.Read More »
  • Tracks: Trust Fund - Cut Me Out

    Phill Walker
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    Bristol beauty Trust Fund returns with "Cut Me Out" amidst news of a debut LP and signing to Turnstile.It's no secret that every blog, magazine and conglomerate, that already know of Bristol's Trust Fund, hold the band in very high esteem with only a handful of releases to date - and in fairness, the fact the band have put pen-to-paper with Turnstile (Christopher Owens, Perfume Genius etc.) pretty much says it all.Read More »
  • Tracks: Nite Fields - You I Never Knew

    Phill Walker
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    Brisbane's Nite Fields return with new track "You I Never Knew" and details of new LP Depersonalisation.This is great news, we haven't heard a release from Nite Fields since we first featured the band on the site back in 2012 with "Vacation", so naturally we're ecstatic to have them back in our ears.Read More »
  • Introducing: DEATHS - Sold

    Phill Walker
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Mysterious Berlin outfit DEATHS unveil "Lonewolves" follow-up track, "Sold".The whole ambiguity card got done to death post Wu Lyf, so naturally, it's died down in recent times. With that said though, it's nice to see acts like DEATHS relying on high levels of production quality and originality, rather than leaving us focused on unnecessary details.Read More »
  • Certified Track: HONNE - The Night

    Phill Walker
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    London's off-kilt electronic-r&b duo Honne unveil "All In The Value" follow-up track, "The Night".In comparison to "All In The Value", Honne's latest track - "The Night" - sees the duo head back to a more "Warm On A Cold Night", funk-laden styling rather than the purely stripped back smooch fest that we witnessed on their previous track. It works as well as ever, and in a similar way to George Maple's recent and stupendous "Vacant Space" - goes a way to prove that new school stylings and genre twists aren't all as…
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    Festival Mag

  • Carl Cox, Loco Dice & Jamie Jones for We Are FSTVL

    News Desk
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    We Are FSTVL have announced a whopping 100 names for next year’s event. Heading up Saturday’s proceedings is dance music […]The post Carl Cox, Loco Dice & Jamie Jones for We Are FSTVL appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Hellfest Open Air unveil monster line-up

    News Desk
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Hellfest Open Air have unveiled a monster line-up of 120 acts for next year’s festival Slipknot, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Faith […]The post Hellfest Open Air unveil monster line-up appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Slipknot confirmed as Download 2015 Friday Headliner

    News Desk
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:53 am
    The line-up announcements are underway for next year’s Download Festival. First up are Slipknot who headline on Friday. This will […]The post Slipknot confirmed as Download 2015 Friday Headliner appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Secret Garden Party 2015 theme revealed

    News Desk
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    The Secret Garden Party has announced the Arts & Expression theme for 2015 which will be ‘Childish Things’. Head Gardener, […]The post Secret Garden Party 2015 theme revealed appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • MUSE first headliner for Bilbao BBK Live 2015

    News Desk
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    The first headline act has been announced for the tenth edition of Bilbao BBK Live festival. MUSE head up the event’s tenth […]The post MUSE first headliner for Bilbao BBK Live 2015 appeared first on Festival Mag.
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  • Jurassic World (Official Trailer)

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    Universal unleashed first official trailer for next summer’s blockbuster “Jurassic World”. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Colin Trevorrow. In cinemas from June 12, 2015.
  • Eminem – Shady XV (Album Stream)

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Eminem and Shady Records unleashe their compilation album “Shady XV”. You can stream whole project via Spotify. Disc One features 12 new tracks, while Disc Two includes classic song’s from Eminem, 50 Cent, D12, Yelawolf and more.
  • Ludacris – Burning Bridges (EP Cover + Tracklist)

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Ludacris is ready to drop his new EP “Burning Bridges”. He revealed official artwork and tracklist for his upcoming project, out on December 16th. 01. New Beginning Intro 02. Money ft. Rick Ross 03. Problems ft. Cee-Lo 04. In My Life ft. John Legend 05. Burning Bridges ft. Jason Aldean 06. Good Lovin ft. Miguel
  • Gwen Stefani – Spark the Fire (Prod. by Pharrell)

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Gwen Stefani once again connects with Pharrell Williams on her new single “Spark the Fire”.
  • Pitbull – Fun Feat. Chris Brown

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Pitbull gets Chris Brown on his new song titled “Fun”. This is of his new album “Globalization”, out on November 24th.
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    Beats Music Now

  • No Data Usage When Using 27 Music Services on T-Mobile

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    T-Mobile has added 14 more music streaming services to their Music Freedom program. Music Freedom allows T-Mobile customers to stream all the music they want from selected services — all without using up any data. Now totaling 27 music streaming services, T-Mobile keeps expanding this partnership. Notable additions are Google Play Music, Soundcloud and Xbox Music. Beats Music is not part of the Music Freedom program, yet curiously Apple’s iTunes Radio is included… Below, all the Music Freedom choices: AccuRadio BlackPlanet Radio Digitally Imported Fit Radio Fresca Radio Google…
  • Music Streaming Snapshot

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Here is a snapshot of the machinations happening in the streaming music ecosystem: As todays most popular artist Taylor Swift professes that Spotify, the most popular streaming service, is an experiment and consequently takes all her music off – Sony is now re-evaluating its support for free (add supported) streaming services citing the Taylor Swift debacle as “bringing attention to the issue” – Meanwhile Spotify reports it turned its first profit in France and earlier this year did the same in the UK – What?? biggest pure music streaming service is showing…
  • Apple Leaks Plans For Beats Music

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Will pre-installing the Beats Music App on the next Apple iOS release catapult the streaming service into mass public consciousness? Today Apple leaked that as early as March of 2015, Beats Music will be bundled in their iOS. The Financial Times reported the news came from “people familiar with the situation.” A little leak like this only teases people and begs for more answers like: – What will it cost? Apple is said to be negotiating to lower the subscription price down to $4.99/month from the current price of $9.99. — Will iTunes Radio and Beats Music be integrated…
  • It’s All About The Car… with Music

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Both Beats Music and Spotify mentioned car initiatives (one overtly and one subtly) today. Ian Rogers tweeted pictures from Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America – undoubtedly exploring the progress of getting Beats Music integrated with Mercedes-Benz: Our driver this morning is robotic. #mbcar @ Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America, Inc. — ian c rogers (@iancr) November 17, 2014 Meanwhile, Spotify announced a new partnership with Uber. When you get a car through the Uber app, you can choose music the car will be playing upon…
  • YouTube Music Key Arrives

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    YouTube’s long awaited music subscription service, YouTube Music Key, is officially in beta (by invitation only). YouTube is the largest free music service in the world, and now people will be able to pay for it — don’t miss the irony here! YouTube Music Key (beta) will offer: — Ad free music — Offline play for music and video — Background listening Consistent with how Google (the owner of YouTube) operates, the details are fuzzy and likely will evolve as Google learns from beta users. The irony here is that YouTube’s biggest demographic, 18 to 34…
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    Never Enough Notes

  • Aaron Fyfe to release new single and debut album

    Sammi Walsh
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Described as ‘Glasgow’s latest best kept secret’, newcomer Aaron Fyfe is all set for a productive future. Aaron Fyfe, remember the name and don’t forget where you heard it first! To be quite honest, I think it’s pretty selfish (yet understandable) that Glasgow have kept this guy hidden from our radar! All we can say is we are thankful we’ve found him now! Set to release his single ‘Love That’s Lost’ / ‘Campfires’ on the 1st of December via start up label Tentman, this will just be a snippet of what we can expect from his debut album ’10…
  • Field Day 2015 Announces First Acts

    Dan Vaughan
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Caribou set to headline Field Day 2015, with Patti Smith also set to play the Victoria Park festival When 6-7th June 2014 Where Victoria Park, London Tickets From £38.50 Website Field Day has announced Caribou as Saturday’s headliner just weeks after releasing Our Love. The Canadian DJ will also be joined by punk legend Patti Smith, who will be performing her debut album Horses in full. Other notable acts announced include Django-Django, Clark and Ride, who will headline the Sunday. Mouth watering B2B sets from UK techno heavyweights Daniel Avery and Andrew…
  • Don Broco return with ‘Money Power Fame’

    Peter Gilbert
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    4.0Overall ScoreSo Bedford boys Don Broco are back…and I think I can speak for everyone when I say that this is definitely a good thing. Their new track, ‘Money Power Fame’, technically had it’s first airing at this summer’s festival season, but the full premiere came on Sunday during Daniel P. Carter’s Radio One Rock Show. The accompanying video soon followed, and one can find a link to that video below… Click here to view the embedded video. …you all listened to it now? Good, isn’t it? By the sounds of this new track, the quartet have…
  • The Lion And The Wolf // Symptoms // Debut album // Out now

    Chloe P
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    3.5Overall ScoreThe Lion And The Wolf is London based Thomas George, who has already appeared at festivals such as Slam Dunk and the Isle of Wight, and is currently preparing to go on two EU tours before the year is out – a busy bee! Raw and organic, debut album ‘Symptoms’ is a refreshing set of earnest and honest vocals with a warm analogue, but it still follows the lo-fi sound that shaped his previous releases. It covers a lot of issues in a calming, almost reassuring way, giving the album a very personal yet poetic vibe. Much like in his live shows, The Lion And The Wolf…
  • PHOTOBLOG: Levellers @ Manchester Academy 1 // 22.11.14

    Sammi Walsh
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    This weekend we were lucky enough to catch the final show of the Levellers tour in Manchester. Joined by The Selecter and She Makes War as well as performing to a sold out crowd meant that this show was definitely a goodun’! Take a look at some of the photos from the night. Image copyright // SJW Photography Image copyright // SJW Photography Image copyright // SJW Photography Image copyright // SJW Photography Image copyright // SJW Photography Image copyright // SJW Photography Image copyright // SJW Photography Image copyright // SJW Photography Image copyright // SJW Photography…
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  • Jordin Sparks at Maxxbeats

    Admin Mr. Mig
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    Jordin Sparks shoots commercial at the Studio. This past week we had superstar / American Idol winner Jordin Sparks in the Maxxbeats Studio. We filmed the PSA/Commercial with Jordin for an awesome organization called Little Patriots Embraced ( The post Jordin Sparks at Maxxbeats appeared first on .
  • Maxxbeats First Remix Contest Winner

    Admin Mr. Mig
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    A few months ago we launched our first remix contest and now after a long and tough debate we have a winner! FIND OUT MORE HERE! The post Maxxbeats First Remix Contest Winner appeared first on .
  • Carmen Electra Premieres Mig & Rizzo Production with Sean Kingston

    Admin Mr. Mig
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:32 am
    Carmen Electra Premieres New Mig & Rizzo Production With Sean Kingston At Avalon in Los Angeles 6/5/14 Carmen Electra will be performing her brand new single "Around The World" (Citrusonic Records) live at Avalon in LA with Sean Kingston of "Fire Burning" and "Suicidal" fame. "Around The World" was produced by Mike Rizzo & Steve "Mr Mig" Migliore. It was co-written by Carmen Electra, Mig & Rizzo, and Ariana Iacono. #ELEVATE Special performances @SeanKingston @realAmyWeber @JazminSisters & #me SPECIAL GUEST DJ @CarolineDamore @AvalonHollywood LISTEN 2 @1027KIISFM 4 more…
  • Data Recovery – How To Get Your Hard Drive Data Back

    Admin Mr. Mig
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:31 pm
    What To Do If Your Hard Drive Fails And The Measures You Should Take To Prevent it from happening. As musicians we tend to stay focused on our art. We don't find the same pleasure in waiting for hard drives to transfer data between themselves. What a drag.. Well wake up...because things are going to get real up in here.  It's time to pay attention to one of the most important services that you can do for yourself and your craft. The last thing you need is for your countless hours of creativity to be flushed down the drain of [...] The post Data Recovery – How To Get Your Hard Drive…
  • Submit Your Music To These 2 Websites Today

    Admin Mr. Mig
    31 May 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Submit Your Music To These 2 Websites Today   For immediate TV, Film & Label Opportunities. by Steve "Mr. Mig" Migliore If you really think you have music that is worthy of Film, TV, Commercial placements or a Record Deal then read on! I am sharing 2 of the best music placement companies in the business with you. I have personally been working with these 2 companies for quite some time and I am going to tell you that they are 100% reputable and do a great job of connecting matching opportunities between artists and companies who want their music. Submit [...] The post Submit Your…
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    Guitar Lessons and Equipment

  • How to learn guitar fast - 5 tips

    Francesco Settesoldi
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    Are you wondering how to learn guitar fast? Well, in one of my previous articles I explained how flexibility and dexterity are mostly a function of time and there is just no way to do what only "time" can do. In order to strenghten, your fingertips need time to recover.However, If you remember in that article I talked about the 2 factors that influence your progress: practice+time.As a consequence, if you want to learn to play as fast as possible, you 'gotta increase the first factor (practice). Here's what to do right now:1 - Read my article "How to develop flexibility and dexterity on the…
  • How to maintain a guitar

    Francesco Settesoldi
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Are you wondering how to maintain a guitar? Chances are, you are not! I hardly wonder how to maintain my guitars, indeed. I just place them where I am used to place them, and that's it. I just don't bother vey much. However, I got a couple of guitars that I keep in their own hard cases and they always look and sound better than those guitars that I place "somewhere else" around the house.Here's what you can do:1 - Change strings whenever they start to sound really bad. When you do this, make sure to clean the fretboard: read my article "How to clean the guitar"2 - Keep the guitar away from…
  • Guitar: daily exercise routine

    Francesco Settesoldi
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Here's a daily guitar exercise routine I've created especially for beginners. But it can be applied by everyone. It is a good starting point to learn to create long-term consistency, which will allow you to make big progresses, day by day. Before you know it, you'll find yourself playing pieces of music that seemed to be really hard to interpret in the beginning. So, here it goes:Time required (1 hour)- Step 1 : Ear training. (10 minutes) Choose a piece of music that you really like (providing you already have the tabs to study it), and listen to it at least 3/4 times. Make sure to capture…
  • Guitar Equipment: Crescendo CR-75 Portable Instrument Stand (for Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, and also Ukulele, Banjo, Violin, Mandolin)

    Francesco Settesoldi
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    Here I am showing you some good guitar equipment! After the ChromaCast CC-MINIGS Universal Folding Guitar Stand, it is time to see this Crescendo CR-75 Portable Instrument Stand, which has different features because it can be used for different instruments (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Violin and Mandolin) and it is also super-light and ultra.portable, so you can basically travel with it.I'd say the ChromaCast CC-MINIGS Universal Folding Guitar Standis the solution if you are going to keep your guitar at home, while the Crescendo CR-75 Portable Instrument Standis the…
  • Top 5 Songs to Learn Blues Guitar

    Francesco Settesoldi
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Today I want to show you 5 great songs to learn Blues Guitar. It does not matter if you are a beginner or an intermediate player, for these songs can be interpreted at many different levels:1 - Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix) : probably the first Blues Intro that my teacher taught me. This is good for noobs as you can use it to learn bar chords. It's also good for more advanced players to keep improving your licks.2 - Mary had a Little Lamb (Stevie Ray Vaughan) : this is a little bit harder but it is really good for alternate picking and string-skipping techinques. It's also kinda easy to sing and…
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  • EAGA - Telugu Movie Songs and Lyrics

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Movie : Eaga (2012)Starring : Nani, SamanthaDirector : SS RajamouliMusic : M.M. KeeravaniSong 1 : Eaga eaga eaga {mp3}              Eaga eaga eaga {lyric}  Song 2 : Lava lava lava {mp3}              Lava lava lava {lyric}     Song 3 : Are are are {mp3}             Are are are {lyric}Song 4 : Konchem konchem {mp3}              Konchem konchem {lyric}
  • Are are are - Song Lyric from EAGA Movie

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Music : M.M. KeeravaniSingers : Deepu, SahitiLyricist : Rama Jhogaya SastrySong LyricNene nanine nene… NaninePone ponine needai vunnaneAre are are ohhhh… Are are are ohhh…Kallaku vottulu veliginchiKalalakurakkalu todiginchiGalini Teluthu untunnaneKana badina ok kanumarugavtunna okKana badina ok kanumarugavtunna okAre are are ohhhh… Are are are ohhh…Matallo mutyale dachesinaaChirnavvu kastaina volikinchavaKopam ina korukunna anni naaku nvvaniKana badina ok kanumarugavtunna okKana badina ok kanumarugavtunna okAre are are ohhhh… Are are are ohhh…Na basha lo rende…
  • Konchem konchem - Song Lyric from EAGA Movie

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Music : M.M. KeeravaniSingers : Vijay PrakashLyricist : Ananth SriramSong LyricKonchemu artham ina kocham koncham kakapoinaKoncham bettu choopina… Koncham koncham guttu vippinaKoncham kasurukunna mari koncham koncham kosari navvinaNee gunde lothuna… Bootaddam veyanaEdo moolana nanne choodanaNee gunde lothuna… Bootaddam veyanaEdo moolana nanne choodanaKoncham choodavachhuga… Konthaina matladavachugaaPoni alagavachuga… Pogdalante adagavachugaaNeepaina mella mellaga pichoodini avutunna jali padavugaPisanari nari ve… Pisaranta palakveAa kancha thenchave…
  • Lava lava lava - Song Lyric from EAGA Movie

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Music : M.M. KeeravaniLyricist : Chaitanya PrasadSingers : Anuj Gurwara, ShivaniSong LyricLava lava lava gundelo laaavaVenello marige valcano nuvaaUppenala voopiriloki… Toofani kavgillokiVastavaa champestavaaaLava lava lava gundelo lavaVenello marige valcano nvvaaLava lava lava gundelo lavaVenello marige valcano nvvaaAndamtho mingesi… Rakasiii…Choopultho na volle kosesiVoorinchi vudikinchi na sontam avutavaaaLava lava lava gundelo lavaVenello marige valcano nuvaa
  • Eaga eaga eaga - Song Lyric from EAGA Movie

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Music : M.M. KeeravaniLyricist : Rama Jhogaya SastrySingers : Deepu, Rahul Silpigunj, Sravana Bhargavi, ChaitraSong LyricDek lo re sala… Raath cha gaiTere dwar pey… Tere moth aagaiMy name is nani… Ne eegina ite ganiNee gunde lona pelanunna nuclear missile niNe range peddavvani… Na size chinnadavaniNi kingdom ne kulakunte kanu ra magadiniEega eega eega… Yamudi merupu teeegaEasy easy ga teri jaan leegaEega eega eega… Yamudi merupu teeegaEasy easy ga teri jaan leegaAnuvanta vunna… Aggi ravvalonaAdavinanta kalche kasi nippu daagi ledaCheikanthe in chinuku bottulona…Pudaaminanta…
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    Music Universe

  • MP3: Will Butler – ‘Take My Side’

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Arcade Fire member Will Butler has shared the first single off his new solo project. Will’s debut solo album Policy will be released on 16 March 2015. The lead single is called Take My Side. Only time will tell whether his older brother and Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler joins in on the album.

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:01 pm
    AC/DC will release their 16th studio album, and first in six years, Rock or Bust, on December 2nd. Rock or Bust was recorded earlier this year in Vancouver, British Columbia with the lineup of Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Phil Rudd, and Cliff Williams. Founding member Malcolm Young left the band prior to the sessions after being diagnosed with dementia. Malcolm’s nephew, Stephen, was tapped as his replacement in the studio. Below is the first single off the album also titled Rock or Bust.
  • Jurassic 5 announce Bluesfest 2015 sideshows

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Jurassic 5 have announced a couple of Bluesfest 2015 sideshows. LA hip hop group Jurassic 5 rose to prominence in the late 90s, releasing a string of infectious records behind their signature soulful sound and four emcee dynamic. In 2006 J5 delivered what would be their final album Feedback before going their separate ways. Seven years later J5 is back. They brought their reunion tour to Australia earlier this year, and released White Stripes-infused single The Way We Do It. Fans can get expect Jurassic 5 to be in fine form when they return for Bluesfest 2015 and their own headlining dates.
  • Drake announces Australian tour 2015

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Canadian hip-hop superstar Drake will be performing headline shows in Australia for the very first time. Playing Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane while in the country to headline Future Music Festival in summer 201, Drake will be joined by very special guest 2 Chainz. For the past few years, Drake has sat at the nucleus of the worldwide rap and R&B worlds. While regularly topping the Billboard Chart and arenas worldwide, Drake has released some of the most cutting edge, relatable, anthemic, profound, impossible-to-categorise music this side of the millennium. The man is a seriouus…
  • Julian Casablancas + The Voidz announce Falls Festival sideshows

    16 Nov 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Julian Casablancas + The Voidz have announced two Falls Festival sideshows for January 2015. Led by The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas, the band will play headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney when they’re in town for Falls and Southbound festivals. Last in the country on a sold out solo tour, Casablancas will return to Australia with The Voidz next year and give fans their first opportunity to see the band play live. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz released their first full-length studio debut album Tyranny in September. Listen to one of the singles Where No Eagles…
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    DEbris-Randomness & Leftovers

  • Jurassic World – Official Trailer has arrived

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
      Jurassic World – Official Trailer has arrived So here it is. Same story all over again, more or less, with some new fancy CGI and…yaaawnn. It will probably gross well but, hm. I think we are ready for some new ideas, no? The Park Is Open June 12 Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.     Jurassic World is…
  • Pan Teaser Trailer with Hugh Jackman

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    Pan Teaser Trailer with Hugh Jackman PAN – official teaser trailer – in UK cinemas July 17, 2015 Excited about PAN yet? Good, cause we are not. Neither are we too excited about Jurassic World. Some things should be left in the 90s…but well prove us wrong ey…   Pan is an upcoming 2015 fantasy film directed by Joe Wright. It stars Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, Cara Delevingne, and Levi Miller as the titular character. It is an origin story of Peter Pan and is due for release in July 2015.   The script for the film was listed on…
  • NASA | A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
    NASA | A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2 An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe. Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern and southern hemispheres and distinct swings in global carbon dioxide concentrations as the growth cycle of plants and trees changes with the seasons. The carbon dioxide visualization was produced…
  • Misconceptions about Pets (MF)

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:54 am
      Misconceptions about Pets (MF) A weekly show where we debunk common misconceptions. This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about pets. The post Misconceptions about Pets (MF) appeared first on DEbris-Randomness & Leftovers.
  • GoPro: To Climb An Iceberg in 4K

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
      GoPro: To Climb An Iceberg in 4K. Hop aboard La Louise as we venture through the arctic waters of Greenland’s Disko Bay in search for the ultimate iceberg to summit with professional ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Aljaz Anderle. The icebergs are very fragile and unstable and to make it to the top the climbers must learn a valuable life lesson.   The post GoPro: To Climb An Iceberg in 4K appeared first on DEbris-Randomness & Leftovers.
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  • Live: Steve Hackett @ Birmingham Symphony Hall

    Tim Price
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    Steve Hackett selected the  Symphony Hall Birmingham to be the final date of his third year of Genesis tours, all sold out, time and time again. The bar area of the hall pre-show featured a mature and pleasant audience with an expectant buzz in the air, many are here with the knowledge that this year... The post Live: Steve Hackett @ Birmingham Symphony Hall appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Interview: Sam Baker. Survivor Turned Storyteller.

    Craig Scott
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:03 am
    Texan-born Sam Baker released Say Grace last year and it went on to become one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2013, with Rolling Stone magazine naming it in their top five country albums of the year. Say Grace was his fourth album, but Baker’s music career has taken off relatively late after working... The post Interview: Sam Baker. Survivor Turned Storyteller. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Rock Media: Steelism. Marfa Lights.

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:28 am
    New to Nashville’s music scene are two extraordinary young musicians—one American, one Englishman—at the helm of instrumental band Steelism. Jeremy Fetzer on guitar and Spencer Cullum on pedal steel are joined by a team of the finest young musicians in Nashville. Following in the traditions of instrumental artists such as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana... The post Rock Media: Steelism. Marfa Lights. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Rock Media: Willie Nelson & Sister Bobbie. December Day

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    A wonderful snippet of Willie Nelson and Bobbie talking about their childhood, growing up and playing together. The new album is out on 1st December. Related articles across the web Bobbie Nelson, “December Day” Willie Nelson to Host Variety TV Show ‘Inside Arlyn’ Willie Nelson Joins Forces with Sister Bobbie for ‘December Day’ Willie Nelson... The post Rock Media: Willie Nelson & Sister Bobbie. December Day appeared first on Rockshot.
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  • Listen to “Blood Beat” & “Ancestor” By MOUTH

    Wesley Freeman-Smith
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    German / Scottish / Italian trio MOUTH have released two singles from their recently recorded debut album Núna, due for release in January 2015. With fire in her stomach & passion in her voice, frontwoman Theresa Elflein blazes a trail across dark landscapes with energy, wit and unerring invention. That’s the first thought, anyway. The second is my it’s cold today, and do I really have to get out of my dressing gown? Luckily, this kind of music is a good motivator. ‘Ancestor’ takes its cue from ’90s indie rock (a certain Radiohead track in particular springs…
  • Listen To “Black Box” By Other Bodies

    Jamie Coughlan
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Black Box by Other Bodies Reality by Other Bodies It’s Wednesday morning and it’s two degrees Celsius outside. I didn’t get much sleep and now it’s time to go to work. Lame. The lethargy is seeping into my writing like wet sand massing between your toes. At least, I have the exceedingly delightful and suitably dour dream pop of Other Bodies to keep me company. They’re from San Diego, where it is probably not two degrees Celsius at this particular moment in time, and they play a brand of atmospheric dream pop characterised by integrated electronic percussion,…
  • Trust Fund Stream Track, Announce LP, Tour Dates

    Jamie Coughlan
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    People who know me will know about my unhealthy love for Bristol. I’ve only been three times, but from the aquarium to The Star & Garter, Bristol is tops. Trust Fund, indie purveyors of “slow jams” and Bristolians, are another thing I can add to the list of reasons why Bristol is the cat’s pajamas. They first jangled across my path on their split EP with the wonderful Joanna Gruesome, and now they have signed with Turnstile Music and will release their debut LP No One’s Coming For Us in February. “Cut Me Out” is the first track to be gleaned from…
  • Listen to “Evertina” By Lubomyr Melnyk

    Jamie Coughlan
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    This piano piece is astonishing. Absolutely astonishing. Delicate, melancholic, and yet imbued with an air of hope, the song is a sunrise, signifying rebirth, opportunity, and hope. I think I want to listen to this, every morning, for the rest of my life. Lubomyr Melnyk was first introduced to a wider audience by the ever reliably amazing Erased Tapes Records last year with the release of his Corollaries Ep. “Evertina” is the title track from his upcoming long-form EP, which will consist of three newly composed solo piano pieces. In 2012 Lubomyr’s ears began to notice the…
  • Menace Beach @ Stereo, Glasgow 22/11/2014

    Martin Wilson
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:37 am
    Photographs courtesy of Kimberley Wilson It’s Saturday night and definitely a night for volume in the basement of Stereo. It’s a great venue for a rock gig with its high stage, dim lights and industrial feel. It makes for a packed sweat-box for loud, fast music of which there’ll be plenty tonight. There’s a sign on the wall warning that human pyramids and walls-of-death are dangerous. Well, Overblown is here to see Menace Beach in a support slot to their home town pals Pulled Apart by Horses so I feel quite safe. For a support slot there’s a really encouraging crowd gathered at the…
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  • Rukkus is Giving Away $200 in Concert Tickets

    Rukkus Admin
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    We’re giving away $200 in concert tickets So you can go see the artists you love for free. Don’t miss the Fleetwood Mac, Ariana Grande, or James Blake tour just because your pockets are empty – join our giveaway. It’s super easy to win. Here are the ways to enter: Shoot us a quick email at with a four sentence poem describing your favorite live music experience (+1 entry) Tweet “I just entered to win $200 in concert tickets from #jointherukkus” (+1 entry) The contest will officially begin on November 17th and end at 3pm on December…
  • NYC’s Top 5 Concerts This Week: #2 is a Major Artist Playing FREE

    Nicolas White
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Hump Day—a holiday to reflect, to come together, and to remember the three days that came prior. On this truly special day that comes but once a week, it stands to reason that we must all look forward to what comes next. So, wipe away those wistful tears blurring the computer screen, and check out these freakin’ awesome concerts happening this week! The Best Concerts in NYC This Week Let the Rukkus Concierge do the work for you—just click “Get Tickets” and we’ll find the best deal available and make it happen. Simple. 1. Twin Peaks @ Baby’s All Right (8/14) Look at…
  • The Best Concerts in NYC This Week: You Probably Didn’t Even Know #3 Existed!

    Nicolas White
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    Some great concerts coming your way in NYC this week. There’s the peculating hype of a band about to break-out at Webster Hall, a local favorite playing a career-defining gig, an unknown yet surprisingly awesome festival out on an island, and a few free shows that cannot be missed. Can you wait a fraction of a second to see who’s playing? Let’s find out. The Best Concerts in NYC This Week Let the Rukkus Concierge do the work for you—just click “Get Tickets” and we’ll find the best deal available and make it happen. Simple. 1. FKA Twigs @ Webster Hall (8/6)…
  • Interview: UTOPiA Festival Director, Aaron Brown, Talks What It Takes to Create a Unique Fest in 2014. Plus: Win 2 Weekend Passes!

    Nicolas White
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    In a music festival climate cluttered with options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer scope of the American market. In this great festival boom, every type of event imaginable has popped up, from the gargantuan Bonnaroo’s of the world, to the scattered stages of free city fests. Amid all the noise, though, one festival is doing its own thing—Texas’ UTOPiA Fest.  UTOPiA Festival 2014 We sat down with Aaron Brown, the festival director of UTOPiA, to hear the story behind the event. Join us, as we discuss the ethereal “magic” that drove him towards this…
  • Shows of the Week: 5 NYC Concerts You Can’t Miss

    Nicolas White
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    We sort through the forever crowded concert forecast in NYC: This week brings some awesome acts, including DJ Mustard, Neon Indian, and Cherry Glazerr. Go ahead, guess who’s number one. I dare you. The Best Concerts in NYC This Week Let the Rukkus Concierge do the work for you—just click “Get Tickets” and we’ll find the best deal available and make it happen. Simple. 1. Jagwar Ma @ Webster Hall (7/30) Jagwar Ma are from Australia… mate. Why?: Jagwar Ma were destined for widespread popularity the moment they dropped Howlin, their debut LP. Contrary to the immediacy of…
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    Vonj productions

  • Dignified Fridays presents – Window

    vonj productions
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    Love and Unity family, Yes Indeed It is Friday (or Free day as I’d rather call it) and this only means, more music!. Yes indeed, springing off my album I.N.T.E.G.R.A.T.I.O.N. the number “Window”. as always I hope you enjoy this tune. Harmony Family. Vonj
  • Dignified Fridays presents – Song of Nature

    vonj productions
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    At this shadow hour here in England I would like to share this number with you all, It is one of the tracks coming from my V.N.A. album; peace and blessings to all as you listen.. Power Vonj
  • Day 10 – A Vision is early in development

    vonj productions
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:21 pm
    The Dawn of something special, Whatever amount of time this vision takes to fulfill, may this project come to a sound completion..for it is all in the name of the people. Harmony family
  • Dignified Fridays presents – Quarter of a century

    vonj productions
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Greetings there family, I hope that you are all happy with the work you put in during the course of the week and that you are prepared to rip its fruit… I thought I would present to you this week with a short piece titled “Quarter of a century”. I hope you enjoy. peace & harmony family Vonj
  • The dawn of something special

    vonj productions
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    On this day November the second I begin working on my 4th album, of which I know will become a highlight of my life for years to come, I will spare nothing, all my soul energy will go into this project, all in the name of bringing people closer together. & so I shall be releasing bite size behind the scenes footage into the making of it through youtube. hope we all gain something positive in the process. and why November the 2nd? I nearly met my maker this time last year!, my father was also born on this date so I will be honoring him as he has transcended. it is Day 1 and the shadow hour…
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    iTunes Zone

  • Hamilton Leithauser – Room For Forgiveness – Single

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Following up the debut studio album “Black Hours” (2014), American singer/songwriter Hamilton Leithauser is back with brand new single “Room For Forgiveness”. “Room For Forgiveness” was written by Hamilton himself. It was recorded at Long Island and The Stuggle Hut studio. The single was released on iTunes on Nov 25, 2014 via Ribbon Music. Tracklist:...Read more The post Hamilton Leithauser – Room For Forgiveness – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Dallas Smith – Cheap Seats – Single

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:25 pm
    The Canadian country singer/songwriter Dallas Smith is back with brand new single called “Cheap Seats”. It was written by Sarah Buxton, Jesse Frasure and Tina Parol, which was released on iTunes on Nov 24, 2014 via 604 Records. “Cheap Seats” is also taken from Smith’s second solo studio album “Lifted” (2014). Tracklist: Cheap Seats DOWNLOAD...Read more The post Dallas Smith – Cheap Seats – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Sasha – Good Days – Single

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:11 pm
    “Good Days” is a new single by Multi-talented North Wales native Sasha. It was released on iTunes on 21 Nov 2014 via Samples unterm Sofa GmbH.  “Good Days” was co-written by Sasha Schmitz, Stefan Skarbek and Robin Grubert. Tracklist: Good Days DOWNLOAD | SUPPORT The post Sasha – Good Days – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Just Kiddin – Thinking About It (Radio Edit) – Single

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    “Thinking About It” is a new single by the British electronic duoLewis Thompson & Laurie Revell , Just Kiddin. The single was released on iTunes (Germany) on 24 Nov 2014 via Parlophone Records and FFRR, a Warner Music Group Company. Tracklist: Thinking About It (Radio Edit) DOWNLOAD | SUPPORT The post Just Kiddin – Thinking About It (Radio Edit) – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • The Baseballs – On My Way – Single

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:46 pm
    “On My Way” is a new song performed by German rock & roll band The Baseballs. This song is taken from their studio album “Game Day” (2014). “On My Way” was written by Johan Kronlund, Stefan Örn, Rüdiger Brans, Sebastian Rätzel and Sven Budja. It was released on iTunes on 14 Nov 2014 via Warner...Read more The post The Baseballs – On My Way – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone.
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  • Konshens Speaks Up About Masicka, Demarco Aidonia, Corey Todd & K Swizz

    Chantel'e Marie
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:44 am
    From nightclub brawls to diss songs and fallouts, Konshens has been the centre of a whole heap of mixups of late. Amongst the rumours and gossip, the artistes and funder of Subkonshus Music took time out to address these issues and give his side of the story. Konshens Interview – MAsicka, Demarco, Aidonia, Corey Todd & K Swizz The post Konshens Speaks Up About Masicka, Demarco Aidonia, Corey Todd & K Swizz appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Swiss – Nigger? (Official Music Video)

    Chantel'e Marie
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Nigger by Swiss (So Solid Crew) is powerful, poetic, potent and proper hard! After spotting this song on the Grime Report  – I knew it had to be featured on Words & Riddims. If you ever needed a reason not to use the word NIGGER here it is. Piers Morgan take a seat, Swiss has The post Swiss – Nigger? (Official Music Video) appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Why Are West Indian People Always Late?

    Chantel'e Marie
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Black People Time People often wonder why black (or Caribbean) people are always late – this funny skit blames MUSIC! It appears that when the music tek over, many of us lose all sense of time… True or nah? The post Why Are West Indian People Always Late? appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • UK Dancehall Legends Freestyle on 1Xtra

    Chantel'e Marie
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:23 am
    Before the likes of Stylo G or Gappy Ranks flew the flags for UK reggae dancehall, artistes including Sweetie Irie, Tippa Irie & General Levy where the vibes creators. Check out the video below where the pioneers recently re-united for an old skool toasting session. Taking place live at the 1Xtra radio studios during Seanie B’s Thursday Night Dancehall show, the The post UK Dancehall Legends Freestyle on 1Xtra appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Beenie Man & Bounty Killer – ‘Legendary’ Collaboration

    Chantel'e Marie
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Legend Link Up: Beenie Man and Bounty Killer – Legendary Long standing rivals Beenie Man and Bounty Killer have put their differences aside for a collaboration which is set to make dancehall history. Recorded on Starstruck Records label, ‘Legendary‘ sees both artistes reflect on their long standing and successful music careers. New Dancehall Music: Bounty The post Beenie Man & Bounty Killer – ‘Legendary’ Collaboration appeared first on Words and Riddims.
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  • Quote of the Day – @Nas states Hip Hop is Dead.

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    Quote of the Day. “When I say ‘hip-hop is dead,’ basically, America is dead. There is no political voice. Music is dead.” Nas Nas is on of the greatest Hip Hop figures of our time. So when he speaks on the culture we must listen. Of course Hip Hop could never be dead but it is dying slowly. We must save the culture and community before it is too late and out of our hands. The real voices of the community must continue to speak out because the faces of Hip Hop in the media are changing. Only us can save us. The post Quote of the Day – @Nas states Hip Hop is Dead.
  • 6 Hip Hop Songs by Women that Will Make You Feel Like it’s Saturday, Every Day!

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    These Hip Hop songs will surely have you waking up in a good mood like “Oh it must be Saturday” and the women are perfect for the job. 1.Who’s That Girl by Eve They wanna know who’s that girl, lalalalalalalalala! Released on February 8, 2001, the rapper who described herself as a pit bull dropped a banger for the clubs. Eve made this track fun and edgy for the people. The latin vibe screams Miami and spanish Harlem on a night out. Be very careful because this melody could be stuck in your head for days! 2.U.N.I.T.Y. By Queen Latifah Huh, I punched him dead in his eye…
  • Rare Hip Hop Photo of Tupac, Red Man & Biggie Representing Morehouse College

    15 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    A rare photo holds so much essence and truth in any culture.. Tupac and Biggie started one of the biggest wars in Hip Hop but once upon of time they were friends. These photos hold the very evidence of their relationship and makes us wonder just what exactly happened? The turning point of their relationship is still a little shaky till this day even with countless interviews and recording. All we have to is appreciate this photographer for capturing this classic moment. Waddup Red Man! The post Rare Hip Hop Photo of Tupac, Red Man & Biggie Representing Morehouse College appeared first on…
  • Shortcut Killed Deer! Slow Down Piken!

    2 Nov 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The saying “Shortcut Killed Deer” is a Liberian parable told to me by many…   I am always looking for the shortcut. The shortcut when I am on my way somewhere. The shortcut to finishing my homework. The shortcut to finding a date. Even the shortcut to an orgasm. Basically, I am constantly on a hunt to the shortcut of life. But ask me where have I really gotten with that type of behavior? Half pass no where! I am always pushed behind farther than where I started from. We were taught to look for shortcuts. I don’t believe that my behavior was learned I was…
  • Quote of The Day: @joeyBADASS_ x Save the Kids!

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    “Cause they corruptin’ the youth We ain’t inductin’ the truth”  -Joey Badass (Snakes) We have lost our way by not protecting the minds of our youth. Of course these kids have been exposed to everything because of the world-wide web but we should discuss these topics with them to make sure they know the real deal. Instead we sugar coat everything, thinking that we are saving their innocence but we are not. We are doing far more damage and the youth are suffering from it. We must tell our kids Santa claus isn’t real, Mom and Dad bought those gifts. That…
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  • Festival review: Simple Things 2014

    Alex Durham
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    On paper On paper – or webpage – this year’s Simple Things festival in Bristol promised performances from an innovative cross-section of artists including Caribou, Mogwai, Death from Above 1979, Black Lips, Liars and How to Dress Well, dotted throughout the city centre in a creative selection of venues.   Our verdict With the festival spanning 15 stages, the main concern for any enthused muso attending would be the inevitability of being torn between giants like Mogwai, and up-and-comers such as dreamy, laptop pop act Oliver Wilde. With its fourth running year, and our…
  • An Interview with Happa

    Navz Sangwan
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Leeds based Samir Alikhanizadeh, aka Happa, has been making waves in the UK underground scene with his bass heavy, industrial techno music. And aside from all the enthusiastic conversations he’s happened to stir throughout the music community (Four Tet, Mary Anne Hobbs and James Blake are endorsing him!), people are talking about his age. He’s only 16, but don’t let it distract you from his music! It’s quite a forceful and ominous presence, with the stomach punching bass lines that help to create a violent and gritty resonance. Then comes the calm after the storm:…
  • Weekend Recommendation: Simple Things Festival 2014, Bristol

    Alex Durham
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Bristol has gathered an eclectic mix of must-see musical acts this year for Simple Things Festival – with something to impress even the most discerning palate. The festival kicks off on Friday 24th October, with their opening party featuring a live set from one of our favourites, Caribou, along with Canadian Hyperdub songstress, Jessy Lanza. Spanning 12 stages, Saturday’s line-up brings together garage rockers Black Lips, the ever-changing Liars, and post-rock veterans Mogwai, with the likes of dance punk duo Death From Above 1979. Other artists on the bill include lo-fi bedroom…
  • Live review: Blonde Redhead @ Islington Assembly Hall, London

    Alex Durham
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    A two decade dance Anyone who waited patiently for the release of Blonde Redhead’s September album Barragán, with a mixture of heady expectancy and churning anxiety, may understand my comparison of the initial experience to a detached, sombre waltz with flaccid art pop. After experiencing the band’s performance huddled together with several hundred at a sold out show in Islington’s Assembly Hall, Kazu Makino, Amadeo and Simone Pace have managed to convince me – and those who shared the experience – that it was a dance worth committing to. Though Blonde Redhead span 21…
  • Syro adds another impressive chapter to the work of Aphex Twin: an album review of Syro

    Stephen Felgate
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Falling into the category of musicians-who-once-released-albums-on-a-semi-regular-basis-only-to-stop-abruptly-coming-back-decades-later, is now Aphex Twin. After about 13 years of what seems to be a stint in solitary confinement, Syro was released, much to our excitement and appreciation! Aphex Twin, real name Richard D. James, is the latest to emerge from what was such an uncharacteristic break from the world of electronic music. Having released 5 albums in the decade prior, Syro is his first release since 2001’s Drukqs. After such a long break from recording and releasing music it’s…
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  • Little May | Little May | E.P Review

    Jennifer Quigley
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Little May are an alternative folk trio from Sydney, Au […] The post Little May | Little May | E.P Review appeared first on
  • Kasabian | The Hydro | Live Review

    Stuart Westwood
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The kings of cool were in town tonight and everybody wh […] The post Kasabian | The Hydro | Live Review appeared first on
  • Deep Sea Diver | Always Waiting | EP Review

    Louisa McGrath
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Having spent years performing with prestigious artists […] The post Deep Sea Diver | Always Waiting | EP Review appeared first on
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | I’m In Your Mind Fuzz | LP Review

    Jennifer Quigley
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    I’m In Your Mind Fuzz is the latest album by Aust […] The post King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | I’m In Your Mind Fuzz | LP Review appeared first on

    Shane Buckley
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    From the iconoclastic seaside resort of Blackpool to th […] The post BOSTON MANOR – DRIFTWOOD, EP REVIEW appeared first on
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  • Top 10 OPIUO Songs [Page 2]

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    It's no secret that the entire staff of The Untz is absolutely over the moon for Oscar Davey-Wraight. The OPIUO catalog is choc-a-block with some of the greatest glitch-hop gems that have ever crossed our plates. We wanted to assemble this list in honor of the release of Meraki Remixed, the star-studded album featuring KOAN Sound, Russ Liquid, Mr. Bill, Spoonbill, griff, The Funk Hunters and so many of the biggest stars in glitch from around the world taking on each treasured tune from OPIUO's latest full-length album. In fact, it was a year ago that Davey-Wraight announced that Meraki would…
  • Top 10 OPIUO Songs [Page 4]

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    It's no secret that the entire staff of The Untz is absolutely over the moon for Oscar Davey-Wraight. The OPIUO catalog is choc-a-block with some of the greatest glitch-hop gems that have ever crossed our plates. We wanted to assemble this list in honor of the release of Meraki Remixed, the star-studded album featuring KOAN Sound, Russ Liquid, Mr. Bill, Spoonbill, griff, The Funk Hunters and so many of the biggest stars in glitch from around the world taking on each treasured tune from OPIUO's latest full-length album. In fact, it was a year ago that Davey-Wraight announced that Meraki would…
  • [REVIEW] Dopapod - Never Odd or Even [OUT NOW]

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Rock-jam-electro-funk band Dopapod released its fourth studio album Never Odd or Even in early November, and it's undoubtedly something you need to investigate.
  • Top 10 OPIUO Songs [Page 3]

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    It's no secret that the entire staff of The Untz is absolutely over the moon for Oscar Davey-Wraight. The OPIUO catalog is choc-a-block with some of the greatest glitch-hop gems that have ever crossed our plates. We wanted to assemble this list in honor of the release of Meraki Remixed, the star-studded album featuring KOAN Sound, Russ Liquid, Mr. Bill, Spoonbill, griff, The Funk Hunters and so many of the biggest stars in glitch from around the world taking on each treasured tune from OPIUO's latest full-length album. In fact, it was a year ago that Davey-Wraight announced that Meraki would…
  • Top 10 OPIUO Songs

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    It's no secret that the entire staff of The Untz is absolutely over the moon for Oscar Davey-Wraight. The OPIUO catalog is choc-a-block with some of the greatest glitch-hop gems that have ever crossed our plates. We wanted to assemble this list in honor of the release of Meraki Remixed, the star-studded album featuring KOAN Sound, Russ Liquid, Mr. Bill, Spoonbill, griff, The Funk Hunters and so many of the biggest stars in glitch from around the world taking on each treasured tune from OPIUO's latest full-length album. In fact, it was a year ago that Davey-Wraight announced that Meraki would…
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    TurnStyle + » Music

  • #rise: Pusha T, David Guetta and We Are FSTVL

    Sam Moir
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
      Follow @Turnstylelife or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for the latest fashion, music and tech news Pusha T dropped HIS new single, Lunch Money, over the weekend. The Kanye West-produced single follows his My Name is My Name album release last year.   Pusha T Lunch Money #DONDA #GOODMUSIC — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) November 19, 2014 Kid Cudi offers his thoughts on the current state of rap music. He also tweeted that the rappers need to be offering more to mankind. Anyone and everyone can rap now. Its not an impressive field to be in anymore. —…
  • Eminem: Turnstyle All-Stars

    Sam Moir
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Born: 17 October 1972 Beginnings: Breakin’, the 1984 breakdancing film would be the unlikely place a young Eminem would hear his first rap song, Reckless featuring Ice-T. He started rapping, under the name M&M, with high-school friend Mike Ruby aged 14 before going on to sneak into lunchroom freestyle battles with fellow rapper Proof to test his skills out. With the formation of D12 featuring Eminem, Proof and four other members, it would only be when he adopted his ultra-violent alter ego Slim Shady that he was thrown into the spotlight. The rapper makes a rare public appearance to…
  • Toddla T and Mike Skinner: Pick of the Weekend

    Sam Moir
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
      Follow @Turnstylelife or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for all the latest fashion, music and tech news BBC Radio 1 DJ and Girls Music label honcho Toddla T return to XOYO for another takeover tonight. The D.O.T. frontman Mike Skinner will also play the club’s famous basement. Toddla T’s BBC Radio 1 show continues to be the go-to place to find a variety of up-and-coming international dance music and comes fresh from released The Toddla T Sound, a four-track collaboration EP featuring, among others, The 2 Bears, Mr Lex and Mele. Toddla T DJing at the September takeover Mike…
  • Bernhoft: My Music

    Sam Moir
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
      Follow @Turnstylelife for the latest fashion, music and tech news or Like Us on Facebook Norwegian soul star Bernhoft returns to the UK next week to round off an impressive year. Having made his debut at Glastonbury this summer, Bernhoft has gone on to take America by storm with appearances on shows like Ellen and Conan which have helped him get over 7 million Youtube views. He talks us through his early musical memories, recents gigs and dream collaborations. What’s the first album you bought? I think it must be Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet. I was nine, playing guitar on a…
  • Celeste: Young Guns

    Sam Moir
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
      Follow @Turnstylelife for the latest fashion, music and tech news Who is she? Brighton girl Celeste rounds off the year with her debut release that is sure to garner attention as one of many female-fronted projects to watch in 2015. The 19-year-old’s debut release, full of emotive vocals over tight production and piano chords, has many similarities to Banks, one of this year’s crossover successes. Celeste (pic: Lauren Joy Kennett & Normanton Street) What’s her story? She travelled in to London to work with RnB producer Tev’n on the EP. Prior to the release,…
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  • Sales, Service and Loyalty Lessons from a Skydiving Serial Entrepreneur

    Hunter Boyle
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    When big companies talk about marketing and sales, and ROI impact, customer service is often cut out of the conversation. But entrepreneurs know better — because they do it all. That’s why companies large and small lend a proverbial ear to Peter Shankman, an entrepreneur, author and speaker with no shortage of energy or stories. He’s built his businesses and personal brand around accessibility, helping others and just being himself, onstage and off. In other words, he’s the kind of person you’d want to work with, learn from and have a beer with. He brings that…
  • Common Email Marketing Mistakes: Why Your Emails Aren’t Getting Results

    Kristen Dunleavy
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    Picture this: You’ve just hit the send button on a new email campaign for your business. You’ve got killer content, a great call to action and an attention-grabbing subject line… or so you think. As you watch your analytics, it becomes clear that your email isn’t getting the results you want. What went wrong? Whether your open rates are suffering or you’re not getting enough click-throughs, there are lots of common email marketing mistakes that even experienced marketers make. The good news is that they can be easily fixed to increase engagement. The mistake:…
  • 12 Days of Holiday Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

    Olivia Dello Buono
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    The holiday season is almost upon us! Aside from spreading the yuletide cheer, your customers have only one thing on their minds: shopping. This time of year marks a lucrative opportunity for small businesses: it’s forecasted that consumers will spend over $616.9 billion this season (that’s a 4.1 percent increase over holiday 2013 sales). Since we believe it’s better to give than to receive, we’re gifting you this handy list (don’t worry – we’ve checked it more than twice!) to help you engage your audience and optimize your holiday marketing efforts:…
  • AWeber On the Road: Meet Our Team

    Olivia Dello Buono
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s no secret that the AWeber team has racked up their share of frequent flyer miles. This month, we’ll be popping up in cities like Chicago and New York to learn from and network with industry thought leaders. PRNews’ Measurement Conference: November 20, Chicago IL Join industry-leading PR professionals as you learn the best practices in PR measurement, real-world case studies of successful measurement strategies and interactive learning. Team: Brandyn Bissinger, Andrea Carter How To Use Facebook To Double Your Email List: December 4th, 12pm ET Learn how a marketing…
  • Grow Your Email List Anywhere with AWeber’s Atom Mobile App

    Kristen Dunleavy
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Owning a business is a 24/7/365 proposition – so is growing your email list. Miss an opportunity to sign up a prospect for your newsletter, and you’re missing out on a potential sale. Sure, there’s the old-fashioned pen and paper method for collecting names and email addresses on the fly, but we all know how time-consuming and error-prone that can be. Here at AWeber, we’re all about making email marketing as easy as possible for our customers ? even from their mobile devices. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce Atom, AWeber’s newest mobile app that…
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  • VIDEO: Tiwa Savage – My Darlin

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Mavin Records & 323 Entertainment presents "My Darlin" the official video by Tiwa Savage, the song which was produced by Don Jazzy. - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=] The Song VIDEO: Tiwa Savage – My Darlin appeared first on 9janimi Channel.
  • VIDEO: Oritse Femi F/ D’banj – Double Wahala (RMX)

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Avata Music Group Recording artists, Oritse Femi the musical taliban gives us the official video to moster-hit single "Double Wahala" the remix which features DB Records White Lion D'banj. Oritse Femi delivers the visuals which was shot on location in Los Angeles, California by Moe Musa at the right, not only ending the year that has brought great fortunes to his life but indeed the singer came through with this. - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download url=] The Song VIDEO: Oritse Femi F/ D’banj – Double Wahala (RMX) appeared first on…

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Sky E the Edo State born Lucky Oamen debuts here on 9janimi Channel with the official video for "Agagu", the visuals was directed by ABD Clear Tones Films and shot somewhere in the south/south region of Nigeria. - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=] The Song VIDEO: SKY E – AGAGU appeared first on 9jani