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  • Best Music Albums to Test Audio System

    Audio and Sound
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Being an audiophile does not just mean you are constantly dragging audio equipment into your listening room, while you drown in cables and stress over whether your amp is good [...]
  • Budweiser Keeps Musician In The Dark

    Digital Music News
    Ari Herstand
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Chances are that you’ve seen the tear-jerker, anti-drunk driving Budweiser commercial about the dude and his puppy.  You know, the dog eagerly waits for his scruffy twenty-something owner to come home after a night of drinking, but doesn’t… until the next morning where dude apologizes to dog and says “I decided I shouldn’t drive home last night. I stayed at Dave’s.” It currently has over 19 million views on YouTube and is starting to air on television.  It played during last night’s Sunday Night Football. The most frequent comment on YouTube…
  • SiriusXM Inks Deal With Maserati

    Spencer Osborne
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    SiriusXM announced today that buyers of Maserati cars will be able to receive 3 months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio included in the purchase of the car.  Buyers of  the Quattroporte or Ghibli vehicles will get advanced services which includes 4 years of traffic conditions, weather, fuel, scores, and movie listings. SiriusXM has been available in Maserati vehicles for quite some time, but there have also been issues in the past.  This year there was a class action lawsuit surrounding defective antennas in model year 2014 vehicles.  Maserati is expected to sell about 13,000 vehicles this…
  • The Best Daft Punk Wallpapers

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter the ‘humans’ behind the French duo Daft Punk, reached significant popularity in the late 1990s after releasing its critically acclaimed debut album ‘Homework’. In 2001, the release of ‘Discovery’ was even more successful, driven by the club singles ‘One More Time’, ‘Digital Love’, and ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’. After [&hellip
  • Style: fragment design x Nike Roshe Run LD-1000 (Midnight Navy)

    Art, Culture, Design, Fashion, Sound -
    Morgan Witt
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design and Nike Sportswear are following up their recent “Nike Court” Collection with an update to the classic Nike LD-1000 sneaker. A mesh and suede upper in ‘Midnight Navy’ with accents in white sits atop a a white Roshe Run Natural Motion sole making for a killer hybrid bringing together classic Nike […]
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    Kings of A&R

  • Kings of A&R top 8 artist Colour of London to peform at The Delancey in NYC

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Buzz Track: The Art Of Hanging On Sneakout is a  four-piece LA indie band are building a buzz. The song “The Art Of Hanging On” has been voted #1 on KROQ Los Angeles “Locals Only” show three weeks in a row. The ‘Letting Go’ mixtape has been a Top 10 Alternative Specialty Album for two weeks straight, with spins on L.A. stations including KROQ, KCRW, KCSN, KYSR, among others. Press includes Nylon, Magnet, Vibe, Buzzbands.LA and more. Sneakout is an artist to watch. Contact:
  • Night Riots & Step Rockets to perform at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Two bands to watch including Night Riots & Step Rockets will perform at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn this Monday on October 20th. Night Riots has been building a buzz receiving love from critics including MTV, FUSE, Huffington Post, All Things Go, NYLON, AV Club, Rolling Stone, Filter + more. Their new single “Contagious” can be heard here. Contact:  Step Rockets who we featured as a top 8 emerging artist continue to build momentum after creating much noise with the song Kisser which hit #1 on Hype Machine and with over 700,000 Soundcloud streams.
  • Rags & Ribbons

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Buzz Track: Magnesium Dream Portland alternative act Rags & Ribbons has become a Kings favorite. They play melodic rock anthems driven by classically-inspired piano. Progressive and post-rock influences by way of Queen, Muse, MEW and Sigur Ros color these intricate pop songs, expressing desire, yearning, regret and joy like only pop can. For this relatively new band they scored a big win opening for the successful Alex Care US tour. This is a band to watch. Contact:
  • Say Say

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Buzz Track: Animal Kings favorite Say Say will perform the KROQ “Locals Only” at The Slidebar in Fullerton, CA. Nov 13th. The single Animal is currently being played on KROQ, and they plan to release new music on October 21st. This indie pop duo could be compared to Capital Cities offering an infectious mix of synth-heavy dance pop. Say Say started out as a solo project for Reiter in January 2013 but quickly became a passion for Gurtis, who’s DJ background helped to complete the sound. Say Say is a Kings artist to watch. Contact:
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  • Brooklyn post-wave outfit Future Punx announces I'm So Inspired EP

    Jeremy Daniel
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Future Punx are Brooklyn's preeminent Post-Wave ensemble; Future Punx are humanoids that come together to create energetic, catchy, danceable and thought provoking music. "Post-Wave" is their personalized genre/state-of-being, which indicates a wide ranging pallet of sonic possibility, combining elements of punk, post-punk, new wave, disco, funk, and pop with modern electronics, visuals and lyrical concerns. After only a year playing shows they have garnered a reputation as one of the best live bands in Brooklyn, with their sets combining stunning visuals and fascinating sounds to create a…
  • Pond announce album

    Jeremy Daniel
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Even if you're from the most insular, incestuous musical scene in the most isolated city on the planet, people will still stand up and take notice if the music you make is as good as POND's. Come January, 27th the world will get to experience the band's new album, Man It Feels Like Space Again - their most striking statement to date. Hailing from Perth, Australia, POND formed in 2008 as an all-inclusive, ego-free collective spawned from numerous other interlocked bands and projects: Mink Mussel Creek, Allbrook/Avery, and Tame Impala. Over a couple of months Nick, Joe, Jay, Jamie, Lukas, Cam…
  • Dance Legends Orbital Announce Split

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    The innovative dance duo Orbital have announced their split after twenty five years. Paul Hartnoll, one half of the Kent electronica twosome, announced the group would disband through a press release for his new solo album 8.58. Paul founded the group with his brother Phil in 1989 and went on to redefine electronic music with their inimitable brand of acid techno. Orbital gained notoriety for their improvised live performances and found widespread acceptance following unique reworkings of original tracks, such as their infectious take on 1960's TV series theme tune The Saint. They helped…
  • The Smashing Pumpkins announce new album details

    Jack Stovin
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    The Smashing Pumpkins yesterday (20th October) unveiled ‘Being Beige’, the first single from the band’s forthcoming album Monuments to an Elegy, out Monday 8th December via Martha’s Music / BMG. ‘Being Beige’ can be streamed in the player above. Monuments to an Elegy (with artwork photographed by Corgan) marks the iconic alternative band’s eighth studio album and is the follow-up to their 2012 critically acclaimed album Oceania. The new album was recorded in Chicago with Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, who’s been in the band since 2007. Playing drums throughout is…
  • Foo Fighters Sonic Highways DC Screening & Show Confirmed

    Jack Stovin
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Foo Fighters have confirmed a second Sonic Highways premiere screening and club gig, this time in the setting and inspiration for episode #2 of the HBO series, Dave Grohl’s formative hometown of Washington DC. The all-ages screening and show will take place Friday, October 24 at the Black Cat. Doors will open at 9 pm, followed by a 10 pm Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways screening followed immediately by an 11 pm Foo Fighters live show. Tickets are on sale today from 6pm, available only in person at the Black Cat box office at 1811 14th Street NW for $20 per ticket plus $3 service charge. Cash…
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  • Gene Kelly of South River, Canada returning to studio

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Gene is always pushing his music with new idea's and sound, still sticking to his Country, Rock, and blues backboneRead More
  • CEO Comments Prove Just How Perilous the Job Market Can Be

    Natasha Sapp
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Analysts, industry watchers echoing women’s sentiment across the country sending a clear message to Mr. Nadella; if not go back to India, then certainly those tactics may work in Mumbai, Punjab, New Deli but not here in America. Making us wonder if he was hired because he met the qualifications to be CEO of a tech company or perhaps to meet some diversity quota at Microsoft... Read More
  • AT THE GATES to Headline the Annual Decibel Magazine Tour

    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    The Decibel Magazine Tour has established itself as the extreme music destination of the spring, bringing metalheads a thoughtfully curated lineup that celebrates the genre’s proud and diverse global legacy. The fourth installment is no …Read More
  • My Little Pony Movie Coming Soon

    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Hasbro Studios has givent the green light to an animated My Little Pony movie for release in 2017. Just like the upcoming Jem and the Holograms, the film will be produced through Hasbro’s new Allspark …Read More
  • Monster High Turned Anime First Glimpse

    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Mattel’s infamously popular Monster High doll line got a Japanese twist with it’s anime adaption airing this October! A first glimpse of the style and look and feel of the characters has been released via …Read More
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  • Akshat's Got Talent!

    oritteropo (/music/member/oritteropo)
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    YouTube Description: Straight from "India's Got Talent," this talented young dancer had some moves to show Ellen you just won't believe. (via
  • What narcolepsy really looks like

    oritteropo (/music/member/oritteropo)
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    YouTube Description: I have narcolepsy with cataplexy, and it can be very frustrating to try to explain what it's like to people who have never seen narcolepsy in real life, and how much of a struggle it can be. Most people think that it's funny until they see what actually happens, or they are completely unprepared and get really scared and panic.I filmed this by accident, and it was really weird to go back and watch later from an outside perspective. I am posting this video as a way to help educate people, so please no trolling. Just like people with epilepsy, I can't control having a sleep…
  • Time-travel through 50 years of living rooms.

    saber2x (/music/member/saber2x)
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am A new ad campaign from home appliances giant Philips aimed to show off its "revolutionary" new lighting product, but the video is actually much better at illustrating how drastically our living room decor has changed over the course of the last century.
  • Key of Awesome - Modern Monster Mash

    PlayhousePals (/music/member/PlayhousePals)
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    My how times have changed! YouTube: There’s a big difference between kooky monsters and psychotic killers.
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Translators

    mintbbb (/music/member/mintbbb)
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    YT: Translators who have aided the U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for many of them to leave. John Oliver interviews Mohammad, one translator who made it out.
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    Unreality TV

  • Ray Fisher Talks CYBORG, The DC Universe, and JUSTICE LEAGUE

    Damen Norton
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    The future of comic book movies is long and broad, with the two biggest brands in the business rolling out a long slate of upcoming films that extend into the next decade.  The genre has become something of a life preserver to actors whose stars have begun to fade, and a showcase for actors who are looking to explode.  In the case of Broadway star Ray Fisher, it’s his official debut to a worldwide audience, on the most grand scale imaginable.Fisher had started turning heads as larger-than-life boxer Muhammad Ali in the play Fetch Clay, Make Man when Hollywood came calling.
  • Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant Board Stephen Frears’ Musical Biopic FLORENCE

    Damen Norton
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:31 pm
    In my mind, there is a very short list of actors who can play anybody, anytime, from any walk of life.  Daniel Day Lewis is certainly on that list – a spot he solidified when he literally became Abraham Lincoln for Steven Spielberg.  Cate Blanchett definitely makes the list, playing everyone from a Russian Indiana Jones villain to Katherine Hepburn.  Christian Bale is on there, which goes without saying, but the queen bee is none other than multiple Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep.  Considered Hollywood royalty to most, Streep has only gotten better with age, and she continues…
  • Sean Bean Joins Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain in Ridley Scott’s THE MARTIAN

    Damen Norton
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    With over three decades in show business, British actor Sean Bean has one of the most diverse and popular resumes in the world.  He’s played everything from Bond villains (Goldeneye), to medieval warriors (The Lord Of The Rings), to beloved kings trying to protect a kingdom (Games Of Thrones).  One would think that the man who played Ned Stark would be known mostly for his work as a master thespian, but mostly he is known for either dying or being killed in almost every film which he appears.  Someday, somebody is going to realize that he might be better suited alive, since he is one…
  • James Cameron Talks About His Personal Involvement in TERMINATOR: GENiSYS

    Damen Norton
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    James Cameron is a bit of a polarizing figure in Hollywood.  He’s been accused of hubris, while also being hailed as a champion of cinema technology, typically undertaking films that are massive and ambitious.  This is the man responsible for classic films like Titanic, Aliens, and True Lies, after all.  As of late, he’s turned his attention over to his budding franchise Avatar, with the filmmaker proclaiming publicly that he is “in the Avatar business“.  So it may be a while before we see him try his hand at something different, but that doesn’t mean he…
  • Jason Momoa Talks AQUAMAN and JUSTICE LEAGUE

    Damen Norton
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Now that the cat is out of the bag, we all know that DC and Warner Brothers have planned an ambitious rollout of some of the comic brand’s most famous heroes and villains.  Some of the revelations are absolutely fascinating, with a lot of the talk centered around Ezra Miller being cast as The Flash, and David Ayer signing on to write and direct a Suicide Squad film – the latter of which is attracting some insane talent.  But, with it also came some confirmations of previously reported rumors, and chief among them is the fact that Jason Momoa will indeed…
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  • The Coathangers – “Drive” Video

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Atlanta punks the Coathangers have put out a video for “Drive,” a track from their fourth full-length album, Suck My Shirt, that came out earlier this year. The video follows around two adorable plush dolls who seem like they’re star-crossed lovers. The dolls accompany the band on tour and pop up in all sorts of different locations — the beach, a wine shop, on a train, in a church. It’s all really cute! You can watch below. Read More...
  • Blue Hawaii – “Get Happy” / “Get Happier”

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Blue Hawaii — the synth-pop side project of Braid’s Raphaelle Standall-Preston and Alex “Agor” Cowan — have released a new one-off track called “Get Happy,” which is accompanied by an edit of the song called “Get Happier” that’s sped up. “’Get Happy’ is a song we recorded one day in January 2014 but laid to rest as we got lost in the commotion of touring and moving to separate cities,” the band said in a statement. “As the year progressed, we found our live show intensify but still had all these softer…
  • The Head And The Heart – “Let’s Be Still” Video

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    The Head And The Heart have shared an elaborate video for “Let’s Be Still,” a song off of their album from last year that shares the same name. It starts with a man waking up because of some tortured dreams, follows him (and a cute puppy) as they make their way to a field, where they meet up with their lover and travel in some hot air balloons. Apparently, the video was inspired by Mary Poppins, but I’m getting more of a Moonrise Kingdom for adults vibe. It’s a very pretty and pastoral video, and you can watch below.Read More...
  • Kesha Once Swore Under Oath That Dr. Luke Never Drugged Or Raped Her

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    In the last installment of the Week In Pop, Chris constructed a timeline chronicling the ugly history between Kesha and Dr. Luke, starting in 2012 — when Kesha claimed she had been “forced” to sing the lyrics to “Die Young” — and culminating in the dueling lawsuits launched last week by both parties against one another. According to TMZ, Kesha’s lawsuit against Dr. Luke included claims that:Read More...
  • Kate Bush Shares Letter About Her Live Comeback

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Kate Bush recently wrapped up her much talked about string of shows at London’s Apollo theater, which were her first live performances in 35 years. Today, she shared a note on her website thanking the audience members who saw the show and released a few more images from the performance (where there were no cameras allowed, though a DVD release is rumored to be in the works). “It was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life,” she wrote. “I loved the whole process. Particularly putting the band, the Chorus and the team together and watching it all evolve. It…
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  • SiriusXM Inks Deal With Maserati

    Spencer Osborne
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    SiriusXM announced today that buyers of Maserati cars will be able to receive 3 months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio included in the purchase of the car.  Buyers of  the Quattroporte or Ghibli vehicles will get advanced services which includes 4 years of traffic conditions, weather, fuel, scores, and movie listings. SiriusXM has been available in Maserati vehicles for quite some time, but there have also been issues in the past.  This year there was a class action lawsuit surrounding defective antennas in model year 2014 vehicles.  Maserati is expected to sell about 13,000 vehicles this…
  • SiriusXM To Report Q3 Results

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

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

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

    Spencer Osborne
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Fresh off of a legal victory in a lawsuit against SiriusXM, the Turtles are setting their sights on Pandora with the exact same claim.  Meanwhile SiriusXM has vowed to appeal the lawsuit.  SiriusXM’s CFO David Frear stated at an investor conference that the company would appeal, but the argument is not that artists should not get paid. “I think everybody should get paid, and I think everybody should pay, but to get there, there needs to be a change in the laws. And it shouldn’t be coming from the bench. It should be coming from the legislature.” The letter of the law has many…
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    Roger McGuinn's Folk Den

  • Henry Lee

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

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

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

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

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

  • Urulu Preps Upcoming 'Banshee Boardwalk' EP; Hear the Title Track Now

    XLR8R Magazine
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Berlin transplant (by way of Los Angeles) Urulu has revealed plans to issue his next outing, the four-track Banshee Boardwalk EP, via Sheffield imprint Shabby Doll. read more
  • Jerome LOL Shares New Track from Upcoming Friends of Friends Compilation

    XLR8R Magazine
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    One of a handful of new tracks exclusive to the forthcoming fifth anniversary compilation from Los Angeles label Friends of Friends, Jerome LOL's latest production, "All That I Am," can now be streamed in full. read more
  • Lowhitey "When You Have So Much Love to Give"

    XLR8R Magazine
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Swells of heavenly chords, bell-like melodies, and field recordings of waves fill the first minute of "When You Have So Much Love to Give," the opening effort from Polish producer Wojciech Misiak's upcoming EP as Lowhitey. Set to lead off Misiak's seven-track outing for Seattle's Hush Hush label, the production presents detailed bits of sound design which are reshaped into precise rhythmic components that etch out a hesitant beat underneath a wide-spread smattering of blissful textures and intricate melodies. read more
  • Stream a New Track from Recondite's Upcoming 'Iffy' LP

    XLR8R Magazine
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    With his third full-length LP, Iffy, slated to drop next month via Innervisions, Recondite has shared a full stream of a new production. read more
  • The Haxan Cloak and Vatican Shadow Remix Akkord on Upcoming EP for Houndstooth

    XLR8R Magazine
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    UK pair Akkord (a.k.a. Synkro and Indigo, pictured above) have enlisted the talents of Tri Angle affiliate The Haxan Cloak and fearless sonic experimenter Vatican Shadow for an upcoming remix EP. read more
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  • Spinning Discs: Revisiting “1941”

    Bob Cashill
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
    There are two uses for the eight-film Steven Spielberg: Director’s Collection now on Blu-ray. One: holiday gifts. Assuming you already own Jaws (1975), E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Jurassic Park (1993), and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)–and what self-respecting movie fan doesn’t own at least the first three?–you can give your old discs to friends and family and keep the ones in this nicely packaged box set, as the transfers and content are exactly the same. Heck, throw in a Blu-ray player if they don’t own one; they’re pretty cheap to come by…
  • ALBUM REVIEW: The Melvins – Hold It In

    Justin Vellucci
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    The latest Ipecac Records serving by proto-punk/metal-heads/Gods of Thunder The Melvins — this one titled, counter-intuitively, Hold It In — sounds like another experiment from the California-by-way-of-Washington grunge founders, and supplies even more ammunition to the argument that the group is becoming, at least in how structure influences sound, less of a garage-rock outfit and more of a revolving-door collective. Yes, yes, this is the group’s first proper release as a quartet since 2010’s The Bride Screamed Murder – but it’s not what you think. Gone missing (again) is…
  • CD Review: Prodigal, “Electric Eye 30th Anniversary Edition”

    Dw. Dunphy
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    The headline for this article is misleading. There is no way that I could pretend this is a bias-free, completely objective analysis of the 30th anniversary edition of Electric Eye, the second album from Ohio’s Prodigal from 1984. I wrote the essay in the CD’s packaging, after all. That is a poor recommendation to impartiality. However, when the band’s guitarist Rick Fields contacted me to ask me if I would do it, there was no doubt in my mind. Prodigal had the unenviable lot of being a great band in not so great times, in a genre that often rejected “greatness”…
  • Popdose Giveaway: Neil Diamond T-Shirt & CD Bundle

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Check out this t-shirt. Neil F**kin’ Diamond. The guy who wrote “I’m a Believer” and “Cherry Cherry” and “Thank the Lord for the Night Time” and “Cracklin’ Rosie” and “Forever in Blue Jeans” and Beautiful Noise and “Love on the Rocks” (originally titled “Love on the F**kin’ Rocks,” which makes the t-shirt that much more apropos). He recorded Hot August Night and wooed Lucie Arnaz (in a movie) and got a gig at a bar by singing “You Are My Sunshine” (also in a movie; actually, it was the same movie in which he wooed Lucie Arnaz. He had a beard in that…
  • CD Review, U2, “Songs Of Innocence”

    Dw. Dunphy
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Now that the long national terror has abated, we can talk candidly. No, I’m not talking about ISIS coming to cut all of our heads off, or of Ebola coming to boil us all inside out. I’m talking about the new U2 album, Songs Of Innocence, the one released as a “gift” to all Apple product users, and caused no end of controversy in the process. I still believe it was a mistake for the band to go about things as they did. Maybe as a standalone option, as a free download from iTunes that recipients had to seek out and initiate, the record might have been less of a flashpoint…
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    The KEXP Blog

  • Live Video: Ziggy Marley

    Susan Hood
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    photo by Renata Steiner (view set) Ziggy Marley, the multi-Grammy award winning musician and son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, likens being a musician to being a farmer – he waits for the writing season, tends the seeds of ideas, and harvests a crop of songs. “The music comes organically,” he says. And what sweet fruit it is. Watch as Marley performs tracks ranging from his 2003 first solo record, to his fifth and most recent, 2014′s Fly Rasta, plus a gorgeous rendition of his father’s hit “One Love,” one of the most famous and influential reggae songs…
  • Out This Week 10/21

    Janice Headley
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    This week’s highlights include Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell, the latest volume in the Red Hot series to benefit AIDS awareness. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes the 2-CD collection release as “an impressive 2-CD tribute to influential composer/musician Arthur Russell, whose eclectic works ranged from classical and experimental to disco, folk and rock. An impressive lineup of artists contribute, including Hot Chip, Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Jose Gonzalez, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange, Cults, Devendra Banhart and many more.” Former Sonic Youth frontman…
  • Tuesday Music News

    Britta Plyler
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    photo by Morgen Schuler British electronic duo Orbital have announced their retirement. Brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll have been making music together since the 80′s, but according to their official statement: “Nothing lasts forever and it’s time to stop.” Phil wasted no time announcing his own solo project called 8:58. He’s even shared his first song and video, aptly titled, “8:58.’ Listen, below. [CoS] BBC Radio Host Zane Lowe has decided to put together an entire new soundtrack for the 2011 film Drive. It’s an odd task, but intriguing none the…
  • Live Video: JEFF the Brotherhood

    Jim Beckmann
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    photo by Brady Harvey (view set) It’s not just because they’re young (or high) that brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall consider the “classics” bands like Pixies, Beck, and My Bloody Valentine. JEFF the Brotherhood draw from some fairly obvious influences for their sludgy punk-metal sound, but on their new EP, Dig the Classics, the Orrall’s point to the diverse influences for their ever-present pop melodies at the root of all their songs, including also The Wipers, Teenage Fanclub and their contemporary Colleen Green. But if you know these guys, you know they’ve…
  • Song of the Day: Pond - Waiting Around For Grace

    Jacob Webb
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    photo by Jim Bennett 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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Waiting For Grace” by Pond from the 2014 album Man It Feels Like Space Again on Spinning Top Music. Pond - Waiting Around For Grace (MP3) Pond is one of the key figures in the 2010s Perth psychedelic music scene. Their kinetic, explosive take…
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  • The Zaquencer Turns Behringer’s Encoders Into a Killer Step Sequencer

    Peter Kirn
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    What if those encoders had a new life? Photo (CC-BY-SA) Shunichi kouroki. Dear Gods of step sequencing, we beseech thee. Give unto us first a lot of knobs. We pray for a bounty of encoders, ideally built into hardware everyone kind of forgotten about. And shine upon us with lights round those encoders. Next, let us breaketh our warranty together, so that we may onto thine encoders map parameters. And set my people free from the chains that bind them to their computers, so that they may roam free across the land and sequenceth hardware free from the tyranny of the folding metal fruit books and…
  • An Entire Building in Stockholm Just Became a Game Board

    Peter Kirn
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Not satisfied with producing hundreds of records and working with a litany of famous names, sound artist / composer / musician Håkan Lidbo several times a year embarks on some novel experiment in sound and interactivity. In the latest, he’s worked with smart lightbulbs from Philips to transform an entire building in Stockholm into your very own personal game board. They’re calling it the world’s biggest Master Mind game, and who are we to argue? The idea is, windows become pixels, and you play online to try to guess the color code of your opponent, in a game of wits. You…
  • Traktor DJ for iOS Adds Audiobus to Connect to Other Apps – And It’s Not Alone

    Peter Kirn
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    The tidy toolbar at the bottom shows Audiobus connectivity. Here’s a case where the iPad version of a DJ app has surpassed what even the desktop version does. On Windows and Mac, Traktor is a powerful app for DJs, to be sure. But there isn’t an obvious way of routing DJ mixes through external effects or connecting it to other production tools. On iOS, now there is. Native Instruments quietly added Audiobus support to its popular iOS DJ app, which opens up the ability to route sound from the DJ tool to other apps. Why would you want such a feature? Recording mixes probably…
  • Learn to Use Komplete 10′s Real Gems – Those Great New Reaktor Instruments

    Peter Kirn
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Just because there’s a nice marketing angle doesn’t mean that it has to be the story for you. And that’s been true of NI’s big, splashy product launches. Sure, there’s the epic-looking Traktor Kontrol S8 hardware launched this week – but you tell us you might be just as pleased with a compact controller or an update to the iPad app. And Maschine Studio does wonderful things with its big screens – but the MK2 still has great pads, costs less, and fits in a backpack. And then there’s Komplete 10. Yes, NI is keen to talk about its light-up series…
  • Massive Traktor Kontrol S8 Controller is Here – Now Who’s it For?

    Peter Kirn
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    The Kontrol S8 is now standards bearer for Native Instruments’ DJ line. It’s such big news, you might hear about it outside the world of DJ tech followers. You’ve likely seen it already – this may be the most-leaked, most-teased DJ product in history. But now that it’s fully revealed, the S8 is almost certain to fan the flames of an ongoing debate: Just what is digital DJing, anyway? First, we can at least work out what the S8 is. It’s an audio mixer with control surfaces on both sides. It’s hardware made specifically to sell software (or the other…
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  • R.I.P Tyson Stevens

    Jason Tate
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Reports are coming in that Tyson Stevens, former vocalist of Scary Kids Scaring Kids, has passed away.
  • Blink-182's "Lemmings" Split Getting a Re-Press

    Jason Tate
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Blink-182's "Lemmings" split with Swindle is being re-pressed.
  • Avenged Sevenfold Frontman On Renman Live

    Ryan Gardner
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows will be on "Renman Live" tomorrow at 10AM PST.
  • Ryland and Alex Leave Cobra Starship

    Jason Tate
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Ryland and Alex have left Cobra Starship. It is with heavy hearts that today we announce the departure of Ryland & Alex from Cobra Starship. Below you will find a letter from them explaining their reasons. Although we were bummed when they first told us, Nate, Victoria and I love Cobras too much to not move forward. Not only because of what this band means to us, but also because of what Cobras stands for: To never give up, to never say die. And though Alex & Ryland will no longer be a part of the band, they will always be a part of the crew and will always be like family to us, and…
  • Reverse the Curse Release "Holding Water" Video

    Zac Djamoos
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Check out Reverse the Curse's video for "Holding Water" here. Also, Existent is available for pre-order here.
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  • Meek Mill Ft. Lil Boosie – “F*ck You Mean”

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Despite still being incarcerated, Meek Mill still finds room to release some music. Today, he decided to let loose a freebie he did with Lil Boosie called “F*ck You Mean“. “Dreams Worth More Than Money” coming soon. Filed under: Music Tagged: Dreams Worth More Than Money, lil boosie, Meek Mill, MMG
  • Bobby Creekwater – “Violet Blonde”

    Scooby Wilson (@mcscoobins)
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Bobby Creekwater’s new album “I Am From A Place” coming November 4th. Filed under: Music Tagged: Bobby Creekwater
  • Hip-Hop Rumors: The REAL Reason Chief Keef Was Dropped!

    illseed (@illseed)
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    I heard things were getting pretty tense up there at Interscope Records with Chief Keef a ways back. And I also heard the reasons that he was dropped from his wonderful label up there at Interscope. Well, I of course have my own sources and they are saying some other stuff about why he was dropped from the label. Keef has a new album coming up and they wanted Interscope to support the project the way they have with other artists. But, my sources – which are not affiliated with either Interscope or Keef – said that they just didn’t want to pay for it. Seems like Keef got more…
  • SmCity – “Homeland” (Prod By !llmind)

    Scooby Wilson (@mcscoobins)
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    SmCity’s releases the first leak from his forthcoming album, Empire Falls dropping Dec 3rd. Inspired by the hit television series, SmCity goes behind enemy lines over a ominous !llmind produced banger. Filed under: Music Tagged: SmCity
  • Hip-Hop Rumors: Nipsey Hussle Gettin Love From Who?

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    Lauren London showed her boo some love via Instagram a few days back, by sharing a still frame from the hood classic, ‘Poetic Justice.’ In case you didn’t know, London moved on from baby daddy Lil’ Wayne and has been coupled up with West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle. That’s pretty cute Miss London…!  Filed under: Rumors, Uncategorized Tagged: Lauren London, Lauren London and Nipsey Hussle, lil wayne, Lil wayne and Lauren London, Nipsey Hussle
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  • Soundcast Ep. 75 - Top 10 2014 Summer Scores!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Barry Mazor
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    “I don’t want no headstone on my grave,” Jerry Lee Lewis informed us from his undisturbed piano bench on stage at the Ryman, October 4th.  “I deserve a monument!” He was still toying with the keys, and had just finished wailing the bluesy Charlie Rich song “Don’t Put No Headstone on My Grave,” as he’s been doing regularly since he first recorded it for his “London Sessions” record of 1973. He’d been enjoying, just then, a remarkable half-decade comeback as a mainstream country star, then returned to rock with the likes of his hit version of “Chantilly Lace.” As…
  • CMHOF to Open Tanya Tucker Exhibit; Lester Flatt Honored with Historical Marker; Reba to Headline “Dawn Sears and Friends” Benefit Show

    Juli Thanki
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open a new exhibit, Tanya Tucker: Strong Enough to Bend, on November 14. It’ll run through May 2015. David Cantwell’s No Depression piece on Lee Ann Womack is lengthy, but well worth your time. For one of his remaining Tennessean columns, Peter Cooper wrote about Scott B. Bomar, author of Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock. Get your first look at Robert Earl Keen Honey Pils; the new brew made its debut Wednesday in San Antonio. Tony Joe White joined The Foo Fighters to play “Polk Salad Annie” on Letterman the other…
  • Friday Five: Earl Thomas Conley

    Ken Morton, Jr.
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Earl Thomas Conley turns 73 today. The birthday boy has been getting some recent mentions in the media following Blake Shelton’s namedropping the ‘80s superstar in his new “Good Country Song” and describing Somewhere Between Right and Wrong as his favorite album of all time. Conley released 10 studio albums and charted 18 Number One singles over the course of the 1980s. Is that enough to earn an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame? Here are five of my favorite ETC tracks; what are yours? 5. “Once in a Blue Moon” This song was on his first Greatest Hits album,…
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    19 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Shades of Soul, EP 2.19: Grab Bag by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on MixcloudA mix of old and new joints for this episode. I was overdue for a grab bag post anyway so this seemed more…efficient. But for real, next post (I hope) will be a long-awaited break down of a slew of tracks I’ve gotten in over the summer.

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Folks know that “Blind Alley” is one of my all-time favorite breaks.1 Just wanted to say that Altered Tapes does a killer little edit, apparently by remixing the original multi-track stems with a little BDK thrown in for good measure.In fact, it might be the very first example of how I learned what a “break” (as in sample) was. ↩

    3 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Shades of Soul, EP 2.18: Donny Hathaway Special by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on MixcloudThanks to Emily Lordi, I realized that 10/1/14 would have been Donny Hathaway’s 69th birthday and in tribute to one of the great ones, I did a whole show around Hathaway-related recordings, including a few rarities and a slew of classics.

    2 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Shades of Soul, EP 2.17: End of Summer by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on MixcloudForgot to post this two weeks back but I heralded the end of the season with a combination of songs I first learned about over the last few months plus a few personal favorite tracks to send summer off into the sunset. Enjoy! (And I’m back on the air 2pm PST on Friday, Oct. 3).

    13 Sep 2014 | 7:43 pm
    My dude Hua Hsu, when he’s not being name-checked in the New Yorker, has a grip of really good condition soul/funk 7″ cheapies for sale. 5-for-$20 is a fantastic deal, especially for titles like that Diana Ross and the Supremes joint or James Gadson’s “Let the Feeling Begin”. (I’d also cop that Jesse Anderson if you don’t already have it).
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  • Phish Santa Barbara Bowl | Setlist & Skinny | Night One

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Phish Fall Tour 2014 moved down the West Coast on Tuesday night for the first of two shows at Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, California. The band last performed at the picturesque venue way back on August 27, 1992 when they opened for Santana - which marks the longest gap between visits to a venue in Phish history. While tickets for the show sold out immediately upon going on sale, there were plenty to be had in the parking lots before the early ticket time of 6 p.m. The Vermonters came out of the gates with an unusual opener to start the show as "Stash" led off a Phish show for the…
  • Tour Dates | Dr. Dog The Flamingo Hotel Tour 2015

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Philadelphia rockers Dr. Dog have just announced an extensive winter tour that includes the previously-announced eight-night run in NYC as well as a performance at My Morning Jacket's One Big Holiday. Dr. Dog has dubbed the tour the The Flamingo Hotel Tour and advises the dates revealed today are just Part One. The tour starts with the eight-night stand in NYC and is currently scheduled to end with a visit to the House Of Blues in Las Vegas on February 21. Tickets for the newly-announced shows go on sale this Friday. Dr. Dog - The Flamingo Hotel Tour, Part One 1/09 Music Hall of Williamsburg…
  • Remembering Brent Mydland | Easy To Love You Montage

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland was born in Munich, Germany on this date in 1952. Mydland's 11-year tenure with the band was the longest of any of those who held down the Grateful Dead keyboard seat between their formation in 1965 and Jerry Garcia's death in 1995. Instrumentally, Brent brought a completely different approach to the Dead's music upon joining the band in 1979, but also added his husky, unmistakable vocals to the band's arsenal. Brent was also a capable songwriter whose credits include "Hell In A Bucket," "Tons Of Steel," "Just A Little Light," "Blow Away" and the tender…
  • Foo Fighters Announce Chicago & Washington DC Gigs

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    This fall has been the season of Foo Fighters as the band rolls out their new studio album and HBO series, both titled Sonic Highways. Sure, the Foos aren't for everyone, but coming from the jam scene we can appreciate a band that does its best to ensure a special experience for fans every time they take the stage. Plus, Dave Grohl and Co.'s use of tons of guest spots, setlist switches and fun covers are right up our alley. Foos Mania rolls on with recent announcements of two very different shows. First, Foo Fighters have announced they will return to Chicago on August 29. After performing at…
  • Tour Dates | Greensky Bluegrass Winter Tour 2015

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Michigan's Greensky Bluegrass are just about to embark on their last extended tour of 2014, but that hasn't stopped the band from looking into the future. Today, Greensky Bluegrass has announced their first tour of 2015 in support of If Sorrows Swim, their recently-released studio album. The group's Winter Tour spans mid-January into the beginning of February. Greensky kicks off the tour at The Bluebird in Bloomington, Indiana on January 13 and it's currently scheduled to run through a visit to The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 7. Included within are a set of two-night…
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  • JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL: 'We Want To Be Out There And Doing What We Love'

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill says that he is grateful for his band's decades-spanning career and says that there are no plans for PRIEST to retire, despite a 2010 announcement that the band's "Epitaph" tour would be its last. "When I look back over 40 years, I do so with a great sense of gratitude, really, and privilege to have done that over all of these years and be successful," Hill tells "And to have been able to earn your coin from it, it's been a brilliant, brilliant, very privileged sort of way of making a living." He adds: "We all still love it, and we're are…
  • SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Single 'Being Beige' Available For Streaming

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    SMASHING PUMPKINS have premiered "Being Beige", the first single from the band's album "Monuments To An Elegy", due out Tuesday, December 9 via Martha's Music/BMG. "Monuments To An Elegy" marks the iconic alternative band'seighth studio album and is the follow-up to their 2012 critically acclaimed album "Oceania". The new CD was recorded in Chicago with SMASHING PUMPKINS guitarist Jeff Schroeder, who's been in the band since 2007. Playing drums throughout is MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tommy Lee. "Monuments To An Elegy" was produced by Howard Willing (who first worked with the PUMPKINS during the "Adore"…
  • GEOFF TATE On Songwriting Process For His Upcoming Trilogy: 'It's Like I Saw God All Of A Sudden'

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate says that he is approaching the songwriting sessions for the forthcoming debut album from his OPERATION: MINDCRIME project in a very different way to how he used to compose music for his former band. "I'm doing a trilogy album," Tate told the "10songs" podcast. "And it's three records, and I'm recording all of it at once and then releasing it over a three-year period, one album per year." He continued: "It's a story. It's a complete story in three parts. It's kind of a really unique story, and I'm sorry I can't really talk about it right now, but it's kind of…
  • Video: Cult Metal Band BITCH Returns To Whisky A Go Go

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Video footage of BITCH — the veteran Los Angeles metal band fronted by Betsy "Bitch" Weiss — performing on October 2 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California can be seen below. In August 2011, BITCH's classic album "Be My Slave" — which could be seen in the hands of Tipper Gore as she campaigned to save our children throughout the '80s — was repackaged with the "Damnation Alley" EP and a live DVD. The DVD includes BITCH's performance at the Keep It True festival in Germany in April 2011, along with a myriad of early '80s live performance and cable access footage. BITCH was…
  • JOB FOR A COWBOY: New Song 'Eating The Visions Of God' Available For Streaming

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Arizona extreme metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY will release their fourth full-length album, "Sun Eater", on November 11 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was poroduced by Jason Suecof, who has previously worked with TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL and DEVILDRIVER, among others. After JOB FOR A COWBOY wrapped up touring in 2013 as part of that year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the band — vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Al Glassman and Tony Sannicandro, bassist Nick Schendzielos, and…
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  • Ben Bradlee, Legendary Washington Post Editor, Dead at 93

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Ben Bradlee, the legendary editor of The Washington Post who oversaw Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's Watergate investigations, has died. The editor, who had suffered from Alzheimer's disease in recent years, had been moved to hospice care in late September due to declining health. He died of natural causes in......
  • 'Back to the Future' Gets 30th Anniversary Screenings With Live Orchestra

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future next year, Universal Pictures will rerelease the 1985 Michael J. Fox time-travel classic with live orchestration. According to Variety, the film will be screened in various venues around the world without the score, so that a live orchestra could perform Alan Silvestri's Academy Award–nominated......
  • Vince Gill, Toby Keith Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    When the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its nominees for induction last week, four names with roots in country music were among those included. Vince Gill and Toby Keith were nominated as performing songwriters, while tunesmiths Bobby Braddock and Bob McDill were nominated under the nonperforming distinction. Gill writes and performs......
  • Neil Diamond Shines On

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Neil Diamond: Melody Road (Capitol) For someone who has left such an imprint in popular music, Neil Diamond might be expected to be in his gracefully petering out phase: A few scattered recordings, released less and less frequently, issued more to prove that it all can still be done, that......
  • See R.E.M. Grow Up in 'R.E.M. by MTV' Documentary Trailer

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Alt-rock icons R.E.M. formed in 1980; a year later, MTV made its inaugural broadcast and soon began reporting on the Athens, Georgia-based group's career. Now, a new feature-length documentary, R.E.M. by MTV, compiles decades of footage that the network had stored in its vaults to tell the group's story. It......
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  • Vince Gill, Toby Keith Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    When the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its nominees for induction last week, four names with roots in country music were among those included. Vince Gill and Toby Keith were nominated as performing songwriters, while tunesmiths Bobby Braddock and Bob McDill were nominated under the nonperforming distinction. Toby Keith Is Country's Highest Paid Star Gill writes and performs regularly, both as a solo artist and with Western swing group the Time Jumpers. In addition to the band's usual Monday night showcases in Nashville, the group is currently in the midst of a U.S. tour and will…
  • 'Back to the Future' Gets 30th Anniversary Screenings With Live Orchestra

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future next year, Universal Pictures will rerelease the 1985 Michael J. Fox time-travel classic with live orchestration. According to Variety, the film will be screened in various venues around the world without the score, so that a live orchestra could perform Alan Silvestri's Academy Award–nominated music. The orchestra will also perform 15 minutes of new music that the composer wrote specifically for the engagements. Siskel and Ebert Spar Over 'Back to the Future Part II' The first performance of Back to…
  • Neil Diamond Shines On

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Neil Diamond: Melody Road (Capitol) For someone who has left such an imprint in popular music, Neil Diamond might be expected to be in his gracefully petering out phase: A few scattered recordings, released less and less frequently, issued more to prove that it all can still be done, that he's still got it, before the inevitable, terminal fade. But. Here's his first album of new studio material in six years, produced by Don Was and Jackknife Lee and featuring a hefty number of musicians old, young, and similarly skilled, and—well—a bunch of brand new Neil Diamond songs. They are…
  • See R.E.M. Grow Up in 'R.E.M. by MTV' Documentary Trailer

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Alt-rock icons R.E.M. formed in 1980; a year later, MTV made its inaugural broadcast and soon began reporting on the Athens, Georgia-based group's career. Now, a new feature-length documentary, R.E.M. by MTV, compiles decades of footage that the network had stored in its vaults to tell the group's story. It will be included in the upcoming six-DVD box set REMTV, out November 24th, and will premiere simultaneously on MTV and its sister networks VH1 and Palladia, in late November, according to NPR, which premiered the trailer. R.E.M.'s Stunning TV Debut "It was a typical Athens story,"…
  • See the Beatles, Bob Dylan Beatbox in Stunning, Innovative Video

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    In Roy Kafri's innovative music video for "Mayokero," we discover what your album covers do when nobody's looking: They form an all-star beatboxing posse. The video seamlessly animates classic covers like the Beatles' Revolver, David Bowie's Aladdin Sane and Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline and Highway 61 Revisited to give the appearance that they're collectively singing the Kafri track (via A.V. Club). Inside Bob Dylan's Brilliant 'Like a Rolling Stone' Video Israeli director Vania Heymann created the "Mayokero" video, and this isn't the first time the young filmmaker has drawn…
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  • Ben Bradlee, Legendary Washington Post Editor, Dead at 93

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Ben Bradlee, the legendary editor of The Washington Post who oversaw Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's Watergate investigations, has died. The editor, who had suffered from Alzheimer's disease in recent years, had been moved to hospice care in late September due to declining health. He died of natural causes in......
  • 'Back to the Future' Gets 30th Anniversary Screenings With Live Orchestra

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future next year, Universal Pictures will rerelease the 1985 Michael J. Fox time-travel classic with live orchestration. According to Variety, the film will be screened in various venues around the world without the score, so that a live orchestra could perform Alan Silvestri's Academy Award–nominated......
  • Vince Gill, Toby Keith Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    When the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its nominees for induction last week, four names with roots in country music were among those included. Vince Gill and Toby Keith were nominated as performing songwriters, while tunesmiths Bobby Braddock and Bob McDill were nominated under the nonperforming distinction. Gill writes and performs......
  • Neil Diamond Shines On

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Neil Diamond: Melody Road (Capitol) For someone who has left such an imprint in popular music, Neil Diamond might be expected to be in his gracefully petering out phase: A few scattered recordings, released less and less frequently, issued more to prove that it all can still be done, that......
  • See R.E.M. Grow Up in 'R.E.M. by MTV' Documentary Trailer

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Alt-rock icons R.E.M. formed in 1980; a year later, MTV made its inaugural broadcast and soon began reporting on the Athens, Georgia-based group's career. Now, a new feature-length documentary, R.E.M. by MTV, compiles decades of footage that the network had stored in its vaults to tell the group's story. It......
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    Aquarium Drunkard

  • Catching Up With Twin Peaks :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

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

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

    Satisfied '75
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Since 2011, Los Angeles based Jungle Fire have been cementing their reputation with incendiary Afro/Latin/funk performances via gigs at small local clubs to sharing festival stages with the likes of Shuggie Otis and The Budos Band. Now, the rest of the world is about to get a taste thanks to their debut LP, Tropicoso, on […]
  • SIRIUS/XMU :: Aquarium Drunkard Show (Noon EST, Channel 35)

    Satisfied '75
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Our latest installment of Maison Dufrene aired today during hour two. Download it, HERE… SIRIUS 360: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Jack Nitzsche: The Lonely Surfer / Oscar […]
  • The Who :: Who’s For Tennis?

    Satisfied '75
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Nevermind Lifehouse — this is the Great Lost Who Album. Originally intended as a stopgap release between The Who Sell Out and Tommy, Who’s For Tennis was shelved in 1968. All of the tracks have been released in one form or another over the years, but the wonderful blog Albums That Never Were has pulled […]
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  • What's going on Wednesday? (CMJ, Courtney Barnett, Fat White Family, Literature, Nai Harvest, Creepoid & more)

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Courtney Barnett in Chicago in February (more by Dominick Mastrangelo) Because of CMJ, we're doing 'What's Going On' slightly different this week. Each day there's a handful of day shows which are listed first, followed by the night shows. With so many events happening each day, we've limited this to our top picks, but there's a list of other good ones below the fold. And for even more of tonight's shows, you can browse our full NYC show calendar. DAY SHOWS Tweens, PINS, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, PAWS @ Arlene's Grocery Between Tweens and PAWS, there's no lack of scrappy, driving rock…
  • BrooklynVegan events at CMJ this week (5 shows total)

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Pity Sex at last year's BrooklynVegan show at Baby's (more by Amanda Hatfield) CMJ began this afternoon (10/21), and there are tons of shows you can see from today through Saturday (10/25). If you're wondering where to find BrooklynVegan this week, we have five shows coming up: Xerxes (photo by Mary Burks) Tonight (10/21) at the Paper Box, BV is co-presenting the FREE No Sleep Records showcase which begins at 6 PM. That show includes a lineup of mostly post-hardcore and punk with Taking Back Sunday's John Nolan, '68, Fake Problems' Chris Farren, Xerxes, The Felix Culpa, Aviator, Run Forever,…
  • Jim Campilongo playing the 1st show at The Living Room in Brooklyn (tonight before he plays Skinny Dennis)

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Jim Campilongo @ Living Room (more by Killdisco Design) Guitar wizard Jim Campilongo and The Living Room have a long history together. In fact, I think we've posted about more JC shows at Living Room than any other artist who ever played there. It seems super appropriate then that, DESPITE WHAT IT SAYS ON THE VENUE AND CMJ'S WEBSITE, Jim's new project is the first-ever show (that we know about) at the opening of the venue's new Brooklyn location tonight (10/21). Jim says:Tonight the 18 Wheelers play two shows- the new Living Room at 9pm, then a few doors up Metropolitan Ave at Skinny Dennis…
  • Dilly Dally release video for new single "Candy Mountain" (watch/listen), playing BV day party & other CMJ shows

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    by Andrew Sacher photo by Jessica Upton Crowe Toronto's Dilly Dally, who we profiled over the summer and who is one of the artists we're excited to see at CMJ this week, has released the video for their new single "Candy Mountain." It follows "Next Gold" and "Alexander," and like those, it's a great slice of clear but unpolished indie rock. There's a little "Where Is My Mind" to the chorus of this one, but Katie Monks' unrestrained voice makes it her own. Check it out below. Dilly Dally's NYC debut will be the free BrooklynVegan Friday (10/24) day party at Baby's All Right. They go on first…
  • Puddles Pity Party playing Joes Pub tonight & other dates

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Puddles Pity Party at Webster Hall 2013 (more by PSquared) How do you feel about clowns? They aren't so much the stuff of kids entertainment anymore, more likely the stuff of nightmares. One clown that's in the "misunderstood monster" department is Puddles Pity Party, a 6'8" clown dressed up as a modern-day Pagliaccio, both terrifying and possessed with a sonorous voice. ("The Sad Clown with the Golden Voice.") Those pipes are used on an array of covers, from Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" to Lorde's "Royals." Videos of both are below. We caught Puddles when he was part of Eels' opening lineup…
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  • Guest DJ: In Flight Safety Shares Their Favorite Tunes

    Mathias Rosenzweig
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Photo by Maghan Tansey Whitton While it’s easy to find great music online by hitting up the plethora of blogs that exist, perhaps one of the best ways is by asking other successful musicians what they are currently listening to. We’re going to be doing that more often here at BlackBook, hosting a “Guest DJ” every week to let us know some of their favorite tracks at the moment. To kick things off, we asked the dudes from In Flight Safety, a band from Halifax, Nova Scotia to tell us some of their current favorite tracks. We’ve listed them below, but also make sure to check out the…
  • Honoring Oscar De La Renta: A Collection of Fashion’s Commemorations

    Emily Ovaert
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Image courtesy of Billy Farrell ( Oscar De La Renta, a designer whose name is synonymous with elegance and beauty, has passed away at age 82. The industry took to Instagram to share memories of the designer and his collections. Here are the commemorations made by models who walked for him, photographers who shot for him, celebrities who wore him, and everyone in between, honoring the life and work of Oscar de la Renta. The world lost one of the most extraordinary people that I have ever met. Thank you for helping me become the woman I am today and for always inspiring me to be…
  • The Adidas x Barbour Collab is a Perfect, Unexpected Mix

    Sara Spruch-Feiner
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Adidas churns out constant cool collaborations, with everyone from superstars like Pharrell to their ongoing collaboration to skate company Palace. Their collaborations never disappoint, in part because the chosen collaborators are curators, tastemakers, and arbiters of style themselves. Barbour on the other hand, is a downright classic. A Barbour Beadnell jacket is nothing new and yet it’s timelessly chic and always in that covetable, effortless way. In fact, the company originated in 1894. Together, the brands merged their unique DNA; Barbour’s anglo-outdoorsiness and military…
  • The Kills Play Secret Show For Moose Knuckles Launch

    Adam Pollock
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Photo credit: Benjamin Lozovsky/ Canadian outerwear brand Moose Knuckles threw a launch party at Electric Room last night that cemented their self-described position as ‘class clowns of the global schoolhouse.’ It was fabulous. The giant ice sculpture of a moose with chilled Crown Royal Maple (the word ‘decadent’ was invented just to describe this) flowing from its pee pee pretty much set the scene for the instant bacchanalia that erupted as soon as the doors at the Dream Downtown hotel were opened for the fete. That guests immediately dispensed with plastic cups and drank…
  • Rest In Peace, L.M. Kit Carson, Icon of Independent Cinema

    Hillary Weston
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    This morning, we learned the heartbreaking news that groundbreaking director, writer, actor, producer, and father L.M. Kit Carson has passed away at the age of 73. As one of the most influential independent American voices in cinema, his career was fascinatingly broad, bringing to life some of the most beloved collaborations of the last half-century. From Jim McBride’s brilliant black-and-white mockumentary David Holzman’s Diary (which to co-wrote and starred in) and his documentary The American Dreamer which chronicled Dennis Hopper’s The Last Movie to his experience writing the…
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    Digital Music News

  • How to Be a Boss (According to Grimes)

    Nina Ulloa
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Grimes is a boss, both in the literal and figurative sense. She oversees many creative ventures, including Grimes Creative Corp, Fairy Tour Corp, and Roco-Prime Productions. Grimes penned a list of tips on how to be a boss for Rookie Mag’s Rookie Yearbook Three. Elle posted an exclusive online excerpt of this list, which has been circulating the internet. Some of Grimes’ tips are incredibly relevant… 1. You will never hear more people tell you that you’re wrong than when you’re succeeding. After my album Visions came out, I spent a really long time freaking out…
  • Google Play Music Adds Songza’s Recommendation Feature…

    Nina Ulloa
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Google acquired Songza earlier this year, and said they would incorporate Songza’s features into Google Play Music and YouTube. The integrated features are starting to roll out. Google announced that Google Play Music will now recommend playlists based on time of day, mood, and activities in the U.S. and Canada. This type of recommendation is one of the features that set Songza apart. Google says their playlists were put together by a team of DJs, musicians, music critics, and ethnomusicologists. Songza is still up and running as an independent service, which means that Google is…
  • Executive Shuffles: Virgin Records, Burger Music Publishing, Merlin…

    Nina Ulloa
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Virgin Records‘Chief Creative Officer and EVP, Ron Fair, has left his position. Fair’s departure was done pretty quietly. Burger Records has linked up with Mothership Music and publishing executive Danny Benair to form Burger Records Publishing. Mothership Music says: “It’s a mutual passion that led the principals to form Burger Music Publishing, and that same passion will permeate and energize what promises to be a breath of fresh air in the independent publishing sector.” And from last week, Jim Mahoney has been hired by Merlin as GM of their new U.S. office.
  • 14 Reasons Why Music Entrepreneurs Fail…

    Paul Resnikoff
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    1. They think people care about music more than they do. Some people eat, sleep, and breathe music, but most do not.  They aren’t spending hours compiling playlists, they aren’t exploring niche bands, they aren’t trying new recommendation algorithms; they listen to Katy Perry. 2. They think more people will actually pay for music. Some people will, most won’t.  And the reason is that too much of it is available for free. 3. They think the major labels will be nice to them. They won’t be nice to you.   They don’t want to help you.  They won’t be…
  • Budweiser Keeps Musician In The Dark

    Ari Herstand
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Chances are that you’ve seen the tear-jerker, anti-drunk driving Budweiser commercial about the dude and his puppy.  You know, the dog eagerly waits for his scruffy twenty-something owner to come home after a night of drinking, but doesn’t… until the next morning where dude apologizes to dog and says “I decided I shouldn’t drive home last night. I stayed at Dave’s.” It currently has over 19 million views on YouTube and is starting to air on television.  It played during last night’s Sunday Night Football. The most frequent comment on YouTube…
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  • College Radio Happenings: Tuesday, October 21

    Arielle Parnes-Katz
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    WVYC Wins “Best Use Of Limited Resources” at the 2013 CMJ College Radio Awards Good morning CMJ! The week’s just beginning so you are well rested and ready to go to all of the panels and all of the shows and meet all of the college radio people, right? Each morning we will be giving you a run-down of the college happenings that day (as well as other suggested panels and the top bands to see). Check out how you can kick your CMJ week off with college radio events. Using HD Radio Technology To Expand Your Programming And Break New Formats Rosenthal Pavillion, 10th Fl. 11:00…
  • Sessions To See: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Social Media Mavens How-To Session Tycoons of online promotion converge in this discussion of how to distill your message and use social media to spread it like wildfire. Beginners and experts alike will appreciate this candid discussion of honing in on your personal brand, cultivating that image, finding your audience, and expanding your reach. Fiona Bloom, Founder/Publicist/Social Media Expert, The Bloom Effect Beverly Bryan, Editorial Director, MTV World Chris Farren, Singer/Songwriter, Fake Problems Nicholas Shore, Astronauts Wanted. No Experience Necessary, Chief Creative Strategist…
  • Top 10 Artists To See: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    PAWS – Photo by Martin Baker Ah, the first day of CMJ Music Marathon. You’re feeling good, you’re feeling alright. You haven’t lost an entire night of sleep…yet. For now, enjoy that wide-eyed feel and get yourself to some shows! Tom Vek @ Mercury Lounge Nobody does deadpan, danceable post-pop like this CMJ veteran. Hundreds @ Pete’s Candy Store Brooding German pop by way of Berlin and Hamburg. Highs @ Pianos Toronto indie poppers who sound like they spent just the right amount of time listening to Graceland. Doprah @ The Studio At Webster Hall Deliciously…
  • Watch Sunflower Bean Play The CMJ Offices

    Zac Coe
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    We invited CMJ 2014 artists Sunflower Bean into our offices for what may have been the loudest happy hour on record. The New York rock ‘n’ roll trio played a spellbinding set of their massive, spacious jams for CMJ and our Coworkrs to gear us all up for CMJ Music Marathon 2014. Check out this vid of the band performing Wall Watcher for a taste of what to expect from their CMJ shows, or if you’ve ever wondered what happens when you invite a rock band into your office on a Wednesday evening. Directed by Ted Maroney. CMJ Dates For Sunflower Bean: 10/21 – Banners CMJ…
  • Watch: Twin Peaks – “Making Breakfast” Video

    Zac Coe
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Chicago’s Twin Peaks released their second LP, Wild Onion, earlier this year, an album that solidified their reputation as masters of self-consciously sloppy, deceptively catchy garage pop. Today, the band has unveiled a video for one of the album’s many standout tracks, Making Breakfast. The song has the easy-going vibes of a late morning on a lazy weekend, so it might be worth tucking away to ease you out of your post-CMJ Music Marathon 2014 slumber on Sunday morning. Check out the egg-cracking video below, along with the band’s upcoming tour dates (including a whopping…
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  • 5 Ways Indie Labels & Artists Can Increase Music Monetization

    Guest Post
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    From the INgrooves newsletter. 1. Today’s music marketplace is dynamic! Understand how to maximize monetization for all platforms.  Two key examples are YouTube and Spotify. YouTube channel maintenance should focus on: regular updates, thorough claiming procedures and integration with other social media channels. 2. On Spotify, fanbases should be built from within: get profiles verified, create dynamic playlists to engage fans, preview exclusive content on Spotify where appropriate, use the embeddable Spotify player across social platforms and explore the D2C merchandising opportunities…
  • Google Play Music Introduces Songza Integration

    Laura Schneider
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    Google Play has announced a new version of Google Play Music that integrates Songza technology for the first time since Google acquired the company this summer. While this rollout features slick graphic upgrades across Android, iOS, and web platforms, and more user friendly functionality, it is much more than a simple aesthetic upgrade. Songza's customizable "Music Concierge" technology allows the listener to drive their listening experience, or to take a back seat and enjoy the full service music player. The full platform renovation was unveiled this morning by Google Play Music product…
  • Lorde's "Royals" Banned in San Francisco for the Duration of World Series

    Laura Schneider
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    There are three things happening on the flipside of my computer screen right now. I am planning every aspect of my week around the World Series because GO GIANTS, I am writing this article, and I am listening to Lorde's "Royals" while doing so. GASP. Blasphemy? Nah, I'm just testing the claims. San Francisco Giants fans were up in arms that local radio stations were still playing Lorde's hit song "Royals" after the Thursday night Major League Baseball National League pennant win against the St. Louis Cardinals landed the Giants in World Series matchup against the Kansas City Royals.
  • Let's Disqus, Shall We?

    Laura Schneider
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    What Do You Think Of Hypebot's New Comment System? For those of you who are wondering if the new girl knows how to spell, I do, I promise - I just have a couple questions for you those of you who loyally read our articles… in silence. For the amount of daily page views, you seem to be a relatively closed lip audience, so we've been toying with various ways to break the ice and drive community conversation amongst readers like yourself. We figure if you're browsing, reading, and moving right along, we've got to be doing something wrong, so today, we turned to Disqus and we want…
  • Is $5 The New Normal? Apple, Music Streamers Push To Lower Monthly Prices

    Bruce Houghton
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    The race to the bottom is on... Yesterday, Spotify introduced a family plan that allows Premium subscribers to add up to 4 "family" members to their plan for just $5 per month.  Each gets their own distinct and fully functional Spoitfy Premium account for half the usual $10. There are also increasing rumors that Apple is pushing record labels for a $5 monthly price point, as it seeks to launch an expanded music subscription service based on recently purchased Beats Music. If the labels allow one music service to offer $5 subscriptions, it will have to allow all of their competitors -…
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    OUPblog » Music

  • Early blues and country music

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

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

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

    Raquel Fernandes
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    What is the human touch in online learning? How do you know if it’s there? What does it look and feel like? My epiphany on this topic occurred when a student told me “I thought I would have done better if I had a real teacher.” This pronouncement triggered a cascade of questions: Why didn’t she see me as real? Because we weren’t in the same physical space? The physical separation of instructor and students creates a psychological and communications gap, and the missing element is the perception of people as real in an online environment — the human touch. Did she think the…
  • An inside look at AMS/SMT Meeting

    Raquel Fernandes
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    In about a month, the American Musicological Society will again gather to confer, listen, perform, and celebrate. Our Annual Meeting this year will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest city. We meet from Thursday to Sunday, 6-9 November, downtown at the Wisconsin Center and the Hilton Hotel. This year we are joined by the Society for Music Theory in what promises to be a very special meeting. AMS Photo of 2009 Annual Meeting The program committees of the AMS and SMT have been hard at work assembling a rich selection of papers spanning a wide array of topics, from chant and medieval…
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    Netlabels & News

  • Alex Cahe - My Call [Nu-Logic065]

    Quetzal Contla
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    Alex Cahe, pseudónimo del dj y productor de origen venezolano y residente español Manu Heredia, nos ofrece un trabajo cargado de buenas vibraciones y con un gusto exquisito para la pista de baile.
  • Transmission 13 - Time Will Pass You By [AF11]

    Quetzal Contla
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
     Transmission 13 nos presenta su trabajo musical, esta vez mediante Assembly Field recordings, un netlabel dedicado al ambient, la experimentación y la música producida por medios electrónicos.En Time Will Pass You By nuestro artista ha plasmado una serie de pasajes sonoros fusionados en un solo tema de larga duración. Listo para disfrutar.
  • México a Cielo Abierto

    Quetzal Contla
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
     Documental sobre la minería a cielo abierto de Blackfire Exploration en México y Chiapas.Dirección: Andrés DCO
  • In Vitro - Axolotl [SI-27]

    Quetzal Contla
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
     Nuestro amigo In Vitro en el pasado mes de Marzo lanzó un nuevo álbum titulado, "Axolotl", para el netlabel Sillage Intemporel. Como es de esperarse los trabajos de este señor son una incertidumbre, ya que siempre sondea universos sonoros muy diferentes. En esta ocasión nos presenta diez temas de paisajes sonoros, entre secuencias tímbricas y percusivas, empapado de un fuerte concepto experimental. Impecable. -Reseña tomada de Música Selection
  • El Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina, OCMAL

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

  • Protest and counterprotest

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

    Alex Ross
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Atonement. The New Yorker, Oct. 27, 2014. In brief: Chaya Czernowin.
  • Beethoven essay

    Alex Ross
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Deus Ex Musica. The New Yorker, Oct. 20, 2014. Also in this week's issue, a column on Anna Netrebko at the Met and the NY Phil's Nielsen series.
  • Miscellany

    Alex Ross
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Geoff Edgers, formerly of the Boston Globe and newly arrived at the Washington Post, has a richly detailed, wrenching piece on the Atlanta Symphony lockout. It seems to me that the conduct of the Woodruff Arts Center, and in particular its murky financial dealings, demand a serious investigation.... A retrospective of the work of filmmaker Bill Morrison, who has collaborated so memorably with John Moran (The Death Train), Michael Gordon (Decasia), and Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Miners' Hymns), among others, opens at MoMA next week. There will be film-concerts with Dave Douglas, Maya…
  • Two views of a new building

    Alex Ross
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
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    wire to the ear

  • Depeche Mode 101 at the IFC Theater

    Oliver Chesler
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Tonight I will be going to the IFC Theater (323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014) to see a screening of Depeche Mode 101. Any reader of this blog will know I was one of the lucky contest winners to go along on tour with DM in 1988 and be in this film. Jay Serken & Chris Hardwick will be coming with me and there will be a Q&A after the movie. Come and enter a time machine for a few hours tonight! “Three weeks into the filming, the band’s producers suggested a dance contest where a busload of fans would win a trip across the country and meet up with Depeche Mode at…
  • EBM Blitzlicht Berlin A Full Review

    Oliver Chesler
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    About a month ago I threw an event in Berlin called EBM Blitzlicht. I was spending a week in Europe on tour and instead of meeting a bunch of friends at a bar I thought, “let’s all DJ!”. I booked a small basement club near the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) called 1820 Bar. The dance floor sits low in a pit with a cat walk surrounding it. There is a large video screen. During the event I played some videos of 80s goth dance nights. I (The Horrorist) did a DJ set and I booked Petra Flurr, Denard Henry aka Sonic Architect, DJ Death Bat and DJ Andi. Everyone played EBM, New Beat and…
  • Helix

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

    Oliver Chesler
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    Ah, two of my favorite things: Berlin and Daniel Miller. Slice (also based in Berlin) visits Daniel Miller in his home. I love seeing which Eurorack modules he has, the art on his walls and just hearing him talk all things Depeche Mode and anything else! “Daniel Miller has earned his place among the most influential figures in the music business from the last three or four decades. Throughout his career, Miller has often showed great vision and an excellent taste in music; he founded the legendary Mute Label, discovered and produced Depeche Mode, signed classic acts like Throbbing…
  • Waves 23 Suicide Tribute Mix

    Oliver Chesler
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    W?VES 23 – 12/10/2014 SPECIAL SUICIDE TRIBUTE TO NEW YORK ICONIC LEGENDS by W?ves on Mixcloud Here is a DJ set and interview that covers the recent release of the “Special Suicide Tribute To New York Iconic Legends” album. I did one of the covers for the song Rocket USA. Enjoy the listen and you can hear my remix and order the album here: link 1. Suicide – Johnny – 1977 2. Novo – Cheere -2014 3. Simi Nah – Diamonds Fur coat, Champagne – 2014 4. Black Egg ft Hausfrau – Dream Baby Dream – 2014 5. L.A.A.G. – Rain of ruin -2014 6.
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    Largehearted Boy

  • Book Notes - Jack Livings "The Dog"

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Jack Livings' impressive debut story collection The Dog brings to life post-Mao China. The New York Times wrote of the book: "Together, his tales open a prismatic window on China, showing us how part of the country is rushing to embrace the 21st century, even as its…
  • Book Notes - Kevin Fortuna "The Dunning Man"

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Kevin Fortuna's short story collection The Dunning Man is dark and compelling, a book filled with unlikable characters so keenly drawn the reader cannot help but empathize with them. Stream a playlist of these songs at Spotify. In his own words, here is Kevin…
  • Book Notes - Johanna Skibsrud "Quartet for the End of Time"

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Johanna Skibsrud's masterfully original and epic novel Quartet for the End of Time is a haunting meditation on war and memory. The Globe and Mail wrote of the book: "Quartet is a strange, deeply compassionate, and beautiful work. Skibsrud's prose, full of…
  • This Week's Interesting Music Releases - October 21, 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Elliott Brood's Work And Love, Mark Lanegan Band's Phantom Radio, Scott Walker and Sunn O)))'s collaboration Soused, and Thurston Moore's The Best Day are all new albums I can recommend this week. Six Sleater-Kinney albums are reissued on vinyl (All Hands On The Bad One, Call the Doctor, Dig Me Out, The Hot Rock, One Beat, Sleater-Kinney, The Woods) and are also collected in Start Together, a seven-LP box set. What new releases are you picking up this week? What can you recommend? Have I left anything noteworthy off the list? This week's interesting music releases: Allo Darlin: We Come From…
  • Shorties (A Short Story by Tom Hanks, Murakami Music, and more)

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    A short story by actor Tom Hanks is featured in the New Yorker. The Houston Chronicle profiled the composer of "Murakami Music." The Quietus reconsidered Roxy Music's Country Life album forty years after its release. The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt of Gina B. Nahai's novel The Luminous Heart of Jonah S. NPR Music is streaming the new Daniel Lanois album Flesh and Machine. SPIN interviewed Twin Peaks frontman Cadien James about the band's namesake television series and new album. Comic Book Resources interviewed cartoonist Ed Piskor about his Hip Hop Family Tree series of books.
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  • Halifax Pop Explosion 2014: a (mini) oral history of the fest's best moments

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    It’s that time of year again: the leaves are turning, the wind is bitterly cold and you’ve stocked up on sleep and anti-cold vitamins for this week’s Halifax Pop Explosion (well, we hope you have). Hitting its 22nd birthday, HPX will see local names like Ryan Hemsworth, Mo Kenney, Rich Aucoin, Cheryl Hann, Outtacontroller and more grace its stages — 62 more, in fact — as well as the likes of Against Me!, Lights, Ghostface Killah, Danny Brown, Swearin’, Tanya Tagaq and Cold Specks, to name a few. We’ve asked 20 musicians, writers, organizers and publicists — who've known the…
  • Alvvays add new Canadian tour dates

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    We have some good news for anyone who hasn't managed to catch this past summer's break-out indie pop act Alvvays yet; they are coming to a city near you. The Toronto-based band announced a bunch of new Canadian dates this week. Their current tour was originally supposed to end in Vancouver on Dec. 3, but now the band will be making their way back home by way of the Prairies and the American midwest. Here are the new dates: Dec. 3, Vancouver, B.C., Biltmore CabaretDec. 5, Edmonton, Alta., StarliteDec. 6, Calgary, Alta., The GatewayDec. 9, Saskatoon, Sask., Amigo'sDec. 10, Winnipeg, Man., Park…
  • New adds to Sonica for Oct. 21, 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Jordan Klassen: "Firing Squad" from Digital Single Ryan Hemsworth: "Snow in Newark" from Alone For The First Time Amelia Curran: " Somebody Somewhere" from They Promised You Mercy Paper Lions: "Pull Me In" from My Friends Scott Helman: "Bungalow" from Augusta Kiana Brasset: "Words" from Digital Single The Lone Bellow: "Then Came The Morning" from Digital Single Bear's Den: "Above The Clouds of Pompeii" from Islands Haim: "Don't Save Me" from Days Are Gone Passenger: "27" from Whispers LISTEN audio Listen to CBC Music: Sonica
  • Junk in the Trunk: Drive’s Daily Blog for Tuesday October 21

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:10 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: "Heavy Traffic" by Bill Monroe JUNK IN THE TRUNK: It's a spontaneous dance part on a train in Australia: REAR-VIEW MIRROR: Three times a week, Rich Terfry looks back in our Rear-view Mirror at a great song from the good ol’ days. Today, we celebrate "Where Are They Now Week" with Norman Greenbaum and "Spirit In The Sky." One of the biggest one hit…
  • John Fluevog on music, celebrity and incredible shoes

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s a brand of shoe so iconic that a mere mention of its name — Fluevogs — can send diehard followers into a swoon, and it turns out that big-name musicians are not immune.For more than four decades, Canadian shoemaker John Fluevog has been designing some of the most memorable footwear on the market, and music stars including Arcade Fire, Perry Farrell, Madonna, Jack White, John Legend, Alice Cooper and many more have sported the Vancouver native’s unforgettable creations. So in honour of Music and Fashion week, CBC Music caught up with Fluevog at his part-time home in New York to…
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    Music News Net

  • Mark Knopfler Announced New Solo Album Plans

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Music News- Mark Knopfler will follow up his moody, seafaring-focused 2012 album ‘Privateering’ with his ninth solo release that will be called ‘Tracker’ Final release date is still tbd but it's due sometime in early 2015. The former Dire Straits...
  • David Bowie Returns with New Tune, Sue...

    12 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Music News- David Bowie returns with a brand new tune, “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”. This marks Bowie’s first new material since last year’s albumThe Next Day. The new song was recorded by the (still) Thin White Duke...
  • Neil Young Announces Storytone

    12 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Music News - Neil Young has announced a November 4 release, out via Reprise Records. Entitled Storytone, the set has ten new tunes, recorded live in the studio with a 92 piece orchestra, choir and Young. This time he took...
  • Neil Young Announces Storytime Album

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Music News - Iconic folk-rocker Neil Young has announced a November 4 release, out via Reprise Records. Entitled Storytime, the set has ten new tunes, recorded live in the studio with a 92 piece orchestra, choir and Young. This time...
  • Jim Urie Announces Retirement from Universal Music Group Distribution

    5 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Music News- Jim Urie, the last of the music industry distribution giants, has announced that he will be retiring from Universal Music Group Distribution at the end of this year. Mr Urie joined the company as executive VP/GM in 1998,...
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    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion

  • 33 – Street Performing Tips: How to Make Money Busking

    Bob Baker
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Do you have what it takes to busk? To play for tips out in public places? This week Billy and Bob share their best street performing tips. Learn where and when to play, how to attract a crowd, and what to do to earn more money. What do YOU think about our street performing tips? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode: 1) Listen now using this streaming audio player: 2) Download the MP3 3) Click here to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or on Stitcher. Click here…
  • 32 – Kickstarter Best Practices: How to Crowdfund Your Next Music Project

    Bob Baker
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    So you’re seriously thinking about using Kickstarter or IndieGogo (or another fan-funding site) to raise money. Time to jump in and collect all the money, right? Hold on! There are a lot of things to think about before you start a crowdfunding campaign. Billy and Bob cover the basic elements you need to know and have in place before you go public with your campaign. What do YOU think about our ideas on Kickstarter best practices? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy…
  • 31 – How to Fan Fund Your Music WITHOUT Kickstarter

    Bob Baker
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:02 am
    Crowdsourcing and fan funding are all the rage. Sure, you could use Kickstarter or IndieGogo to raise money for your music project. Or … You could get creative and use these often overlooked ideas to inspire fans to support you and your music with financial contributions. One duo raised $1,700 on their own with a small fan base. What could you do? What do YOU think about our ideas on fan funding without Kickstarter? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode: 1)…
  • 30 – Niche Music Markets: How to Dominate Genres and Themes

    Bob Baker
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    Would you rather be a small musical fish in a big pond or a big fish in a musical lake of your own making? That’s what Billy and Bob cover this week: Niche music markets and how to rule over them. From funny golf songs and music for yoga … To creepy Christmas tunes and Irish drinking songs for cat lovers … Your “Music Marketing Monday” hosts show you how to dominate a category by serving highly targeted audiences. What do YOU think about our niche music markets discussion? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave…
  • The Cure for Social Media Overwhelm

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

  • Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. Can I...

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

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

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

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

    19 Jun 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. A new class of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) is rolling out, including “.nyc”!  This is a new domain for New Yorkers.  Here is a bit of information about the new .nyc domain from the official website:   Who Will Own .nyc? Any New Yorker whose work, ideas and creativity are based in the City. Locals who provide services, products or content to fellow New Yorkers. Companies, organizations and individuals wishing to showcase the value of their location online.
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  • Watch List: Teza Sumendra, Representing R&B On the Other Side of the World

    Isaiah Jackson
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Soul and R&B has chosen a vessel to bring its sound to a country where Pop and Rock are the major influences. Teza Sumendra is the first of his kind that we have ever come across – an Indonesian singer gifted with the tone and vocal conviction that is incontrovertibly in favor of R&B. His... ....
  • Join Us: ASCAP & Next2Shine Present: Champagne Social (NYC)

    Andrew C
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    We joined forces with ASCAP & BKLYN1834 to bring you the CMJ version of “Champagne Social”. We've been quietly building a community of music enthusiasts, that gather in LA & NY to discover and appreciate talents performing before them. This ethnically & socially diverse crowd shares... ....
  • Music Video: Unbuttoned - Listening To Me

    Mark J
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:17 pm
    With their music being an absorbingly progressive and creatively bold amalgam of pop, r&b, hip hop and electronic influences, Toronto's Unbuttoned are building a name for themselves both north of the border and beyond as their multifaceted alt-r'n'b sensibility continues to persuade listeners... ....
  • BJ The Chicago Kid impresses fans with Good Karma and Soul Of A Woman

    Andrew C
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    No stranger to the music industry, BJ The Chicago Kid has already worked with Musiq Soulchild, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Usher, Mary J. Blige, and Jamie Foxx. Turning the tables around, BJ's built up his credibility and is being titled as "Next" by NY's Hot 97 monthly... ....
  • The First Flush Of Love Has Andy Allo 'Tongue Tied'

    Mark J
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    Effervescently talented and artistically diverse, Cameroon-born Andy Allo is forging her own musical path with an eclectically influenced dynamism that is driven by her genre-defying determination to push boundaries in the search for new musical horizons. Having traversed both the self-described... ....
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  • El Train - Need 2

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Download : El Train – Need 2 by KEEPREAL the creative sandbox El Train – Need 2 Some more : 16 January 2013 -- Charles Murdoch – Borna 21 October 2014 -- Yoin – GHood Life (from… (in post El Train – Need 2 from KEEPREAL. More by this artist at )
  • Les Gordon - Isolé

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Il semble intarissable. Non content d'être une des deux têtes de proue de Mondrian, non content d'avoir lancé avec Roman Oswald le projet Singapour (toujours en écoute ici), Les Gordon s'est également lancé en solo, et depuis de… (in post [Track of The Day] Les Gordon - Isolé from I Left Without My Hat. More by this artist at )
  • Kev La Kat - Lost in a Wavesform

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:34 pm
    This track proves that sometimes the kitchen sink approach can work. Vocal indie house fom Kev La Kat for free download. Of Lost in a Waveform Kev says “I have tried to include every instrument that I own… (in post Lost In A Waveform from ACIDTED. More by this artist at )
  • little cloud - you

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Stockholm-based producer little cloud contributes a great track to Ryan Hemsworth's Secret Songs, a "by friends" project that has seriously been responsible for some of our favorite releases so far this year. With "you",  we are treated to an… (in post Listen: little cloud - "you" from SimpleDiggs. More by this artist at )
  • Mazde - Shifted Thoughts (feat La Mar)

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Aussie electronic music website Stoney Roads have taken the plunge and started their very own shiny new record label. It’s a daring move, sure, but it only takes one listen to their debut release – “Shifted Thoughts” by… (in post NEW single: ‘Shifted Thoughts’, Mazde ft. La Mar from Scenewave. More by this artist at )
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  • Governor S 4 Cent Cigarette Tax Veto Would Cost Louisiana 12 Million

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Future in no way fascinates us except if existing is electrifying and commendable. Potential is a mere shadow of what we are holding these days. There is a world lying outdoors to what is obtainable more than right here. There are two parallel concepts running simultaneously. Back in April, they had been strike with a sixty two cent for every pack increase because of to a federal tax hike. If that weren’t poor enough,as of July 1st,they will be paying out an additionaldollar for every pack. This extra tax will carry the cost of a pack of cigarettes to about $6.00. The Federal Trade…
  • Herbal Acne Treatment : Clear Pores

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Acne is a probably the most common skin disease used in about 85% of this people on one occasion or another. Most of this over-the-counter treatments are made to be used principally against mild in order to moderate cases in acne, which consists mainly of whiteheads and also blackheads, while pimples that happen to be big lumps are viewed as severe acne. You need to generally be careful while picking the right one for oneself. Tea tree oil is readily obtainable from herbal suppliers which is simply applied into the affected area which has a Q-tip. These are antibiotics in addition to…
  • Cold Sore Cures – Property Cures For Chilly Sore Remedy

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:42 pm
    If you find that your fever blister re-appears once again and once again, it may be that you are topic to the identical circumstances that give increase to the cold sore symptoms and re-activates the herpes simplex virus one. What are some of the common elements that can as soon as once again guide to that massive cold sore on the lip? Well, a Cold sore, also identified as fever blisters or oral herpes, are designed by the click here to go to main website. There are two types of HSV. HSV1 – a very common virus which triggers individuals cold sores, and the HSV2 which triggers the…
  • Article Advertising – Gold Mine In Creating

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    You will surely know that you can have a possibility to make a lot of cash with affiliate advertising and marketing. Even so, you may also know that a lot of marketers do not truly make cash. In reality, you will want to adapt different methods in get to make cash. Secondly. Right after you devote a lot of time in understanding Dreamweaver, Frontpage, GoLive, Homesite, 1st Webpage or other tools and become a professional web site designer. Does it truly support you boost your income income? Why don’t go away this occupation to someone else who are a lot more certified for this…
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    RouteNote Blog

  • Axero – Unity (Outertone Free Release)

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Amazing new track from Axero. Great to see another up and coming French electronic artist!
  • Tut Tut Child – Hot Pursuit (New Single)

    Tom Newman
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Tut Tut Child is a major player in the electronic music world, with huge glitch hop, dubstep and drumstep releases.
  • Rdio App Updated for iOS 8 & CarPlay

    Tom Newman
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    With every iOS update brings a bunch of app updates to support the various new changes made to the platform. iOS 8 has brought further customization and 3rd party support across the operating system. Rdio has adapted to bring CarPlay Support, Interactive Notifications and Optimized Visuals. - CarPlay Support. We’re one of the first music services to be integrated into Apple’s CarPlay. Control Rdio playback and navigate your favorites and playlists from the built-in display in CarPlay-enabled cars. - Interactive Notifications. Play music and follow people directly from an Rdio push…
  • Madeon – Imperium (Free Single)

    Tom Newman
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Very rarely does French electro house/nu-disco/pop producer Madeon release new content, so when he does, it’s always a pleasure to see and hear. The new single was released for the FIFA 15 soundtrack and has recently been made available as a free download from his site.
  • Warner Music Group Buy Startup Company

    Tom Newman
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    “ is a resource for Spotify users to share and explore Spotify Playlists. The site is a free resource for music fans the world over.” 150k playlists and one million unique monthly visitors has seen great success since its launch just over a year ago, and has recently been acquired by WEA for a undisclosed amount. “We were approached by WEA earlier in the year to discuss ways in which we could collaborate and it became apparent that there was much to be gained by us joining forces,” said CEO Kieron Donoghue. “What’s really exciting…
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    Judy Rodman - All Things Vocal Blog

  • Singing While Old: How Vintage Voices Can "Rock"

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

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

    Judy Rodman
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    Here's a video about recording with headphones half-off Recording vocals usually necessitates hearing something to sing to. In the very old days, singers recorded with speakers positioned in the vocal booth or studio room so as not to bleed monitor sound onto the vocal track. Well, maybe not SO old... Actually, I used this approach a couple of years ago when recording a large ensemble for a demonstration musical theater cast recording. We were doing in 'on the cheap' and so had to make do in a studio that was not equipped for the big group. It was kind of like wiring my bus headlights back to…
  • How and When Should You Copyright A Song?

    Judy Rodman
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    Your songwriting is a form of intellectual property, and as such, it falls to you to protect it from theft. There are different levels of protection you can use.There is the paper and electronic trail... dated lyric sheets, worktape recordings, emails to cowriters, etc. NOTE: The 'poor man's copyright' (sending your song through certified and unopened mail to yourself) has long been debunked as useless.Also... it's a good idea, as suggested in this article at, to include the little circled 'c' copyright symbol and the name of the owner of the song in any lyric you share…
  • Singing Low Notes at a Recording Mic: The Ninja Technique

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

  • Soundtrack Review: Kite

    Jørn Tillnes
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Kite Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Kite by Paul Hepker. At a glance: 39 tracks 73 minutes of score Geek Score: 55.3 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 0 Album Excellence: 0% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Kite seems like it’s all about the action. It is apparently a live action movie based on an Anime series by the same name. I haven’t seen it, but now I’m curious. I’ve hear exactly one score from Hepker and that’s Rendition from 2007 which I thought was quite good at the time. Kite is different, very…
  • Soundtrack Review: Gosford Park

    Jørn Tillnes
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Gosford Park Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Gosford Park by Patrick Doyle. At a glance: 17 tracks 33 minutes of score Geek Score: 62.3 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 4.47 Album Excellence: 14% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Robert Altman’s whodunnit Gosford Park from 2001 was quite a brilliant idea and concept at the time. I only watched it once, but reallu enjoyed it. I don’t remember much of the music, but since it’s Patrick Doyle month, it’s of course composed by the man. The drama is set in 1932 and I…
  • Soundtrack Review: Tracks

    Jørn Tillnes
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Tracks Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Tracks by Garth Stevenson. At a glance: 25 tracks 74 minutes of score Geek Score: 83.2 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 22.88 Album Excellence: 31% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? What possesses a woman to take a 1700-mile journey through the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her dog? Who knows, but I guess we find out in this movie based on this incredible story. The score is composed by Garth Stevenson who is a new name to me. He does have some films scores, but I haven’t…
  • Soundtrack Review: Est – Ouest

    Jørn Tillnes
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Est – Ouest Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Est – Ouest by Patrick Doyle. At a glance: 22 tracks 44 minutes of score Geek Score: 63.6 Total Minutes Of Score: 2.18 Album Excellence: 5% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Est – Ouest or East – West as it is named for the English market is directed by Regis Wargnier. The film is set in June 1946 where Stalin traps Russian emigres coming from France inside Russia. A woman desperately want to escape back to France. The score is composed by Patrick Doyle who is…
  • Soundtrack Review: Nightcrawler

    Jørn Tillnes
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Nightcrawler Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Nightcrawler by James Newton Howard. At a glance: 28 tracks 51 minutes of score Geek Score: 71.4 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 8.72 Album Excellence: 17% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Welcome to another installment of The Big J’s Sundays where I feature reviews from one of the big J’s, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, James Horner and James Newton Howard. Nightcrawler is the new thriller everyone is talking about. Directed and written by Dan Gilroy and featuring a…
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    Indiecision: Music Magazine: Indian indie music News, MP3s, Interviews, Videos, Giveaways, Awesomeness

  • Watch: ‘Death, Desolation and Despair’ – Demonic Resurrection

    Ritwik Deshpande
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    ‘Fear! A blackness is upon us / In holy books inscribed / The signs are now becoming clear’, bellows Demonic Resurrection frontman Sahil Makhija at the beginning of ‘Death, Desolation and Despair’. The track, the fourth off their latest album The Demon King, is about a plague descending on mankind and leaving it in ruins. It’s a chapter in the story that ties the album together — the story of how an all-consuming Demon King descends on earth with the intention of bringing mankind to its knees, and how a benevolent god tries to prevent him from doing so. Spoiler…
  • Guillotine Release New Single ‘The Aftermath’

    Ritwik Deshpande
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    New Delhi-based death/prog metal quintet Guillotine have followed up their 2010 full-length, The Cynic, with a new seven-minute single titled ‘The Aftermath’. Guillotine have always had socially conscious lyrical themes — instead of writing about maggot infested corpses like their death metal brethren, or spiritual transcendence like their prog metal brethren, they’ve written about issues that are relevant and relatable. The Cynic, for instance, followed the narrative of an atheist who grows increasingly disillusioned with a religion-obsessed society through the…
  • Presenting: NH7 Style

    Neha Mathews
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    The Bacardi NH7 Weekender is about a whole lot of things. Discovering new music, singing along with your favourite artists, having a great time with your friends and some really blurry pictures that you don’t remember taking. But over the years, the festival has developed its own sense of style as well – one as diverse as the music genres on the various stages. We think the festival is as much a breeding ground for fashion lovers as it is for music. This season we’ve teamed up with the e-commerce fashion destination KOOVS, to present to you a comprehensive guide to the…
  • Watch: ‘Patience’ – Skyharbor

    Uday Kapur
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Skyharbor, the international progressive metal act fronted by Keshav Dhar, have shared a gorgeous new video for ‘Patience’, the second single off their forthcoming album Guiding Lights. Directed by Jesse Cope (of Owl House Studios), who’s previously worked with artists such as Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree) and Devin Townsend, ‘Patience’ is a marked departure from the heavier, riff-oriented works we’ve come to associate with Skyharbor. Check out the video below. Guiding Lights will be released worldwide on 10 November. Pre-orders available here.
  • Both Sides of the Era Divide: Uday Benegal Talks About Producing Videos Then and Now

    Ritwik Deshpande
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    A few weeks ago, Bombay-based rock pioneers Indus Creed dropped a new track — ‘Thief’. It was accompanied by a video which saw the band jamming in a basement. The video was directed by Arnab Chaudhuri, who decided to adopt a simple, no-nonsense approach. While watching it, I couldn’t stop comparing it with ‘Top of the Rock’ — the video which set the benchmark for Indian rock videography in the early nineties. ‘Top of the Rock’ was a glam metal institution. It single-handedly defined the maximalist, synth-driven aesthetic that gave tangible expression to the dreams of scores…
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  • SEE IT: Newly restored cult favorite ‘Stations of the Elevated’–Oct 17—23

    Rob Fields
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
      New York City always has a certain romanticism to it.  In addition to it never sleeping and being the town where many of your wildest dreams can come true, there is also an aesthetic viewpoint to the city that whether it is the present pristine look or the rough and tumble 1970’s, there is an unmistakable power in its beauty. This is often best captured in moving images and filmmaker Manfried Kirchheimer understands the beat of urban life this better than most. That vision is shown in Stations of the Elevated, his 1977 filmed (released in 1981) documentary. Beginning this Friday for…
  • Black on Hulu: Bill Cosby in I SPY

    Rob Fields
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
      Something special happened in 1965.  This something special had nothing to do with The Beatles, or James Brown, the space race or politics but it still changed the future for the better in a very significant way.  That year, a well-known young comedian jumped from telling his observational and introspective jokes on stage and became a bonafide actor whose presence and vision would change the television landscape. When Bill Cosby first graced American televisions screens as Alexander Scott on I SPY as an American secret agent traveling undercover overseas and posing as a professional…
  • Toshi Reagon’s 4th Word* Rock* & Sword Festival: 9/14-9/21

    Rob Fields
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    @biglovely1 Toshi Reagon is another force of nature, and we’re all better for her presence as an artist, organizer and friend.  Today kicks off her fourth annual women’s festival that consists of nine (9) events that focus on various women’s health and LGBT issues, as well as cultural nights that celebrate the creativity and brilliance of women.  Special guests this year will include Sting and Patti Lupone, not to mention a lineup that includes Tamar-Kali, author Jacqueline Woodson, Hanifah Walidah, Joan As Police Woman, and Stephanie McKay, to name only a few.  Killer,…
  • Bold As Love X Brooklyn Book Festival: 9/16/14

    Rob Fields
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Yes, we’re back for the the fifth year in support of ringShout’s Brooklyn Book Festival event this Tuesday!  Once again, we’re thrilled to support a great lineup of writers who are writing the world. Bridgett M. Davis (Into The Go-Slow) Saeed Jones (Prelude To Bruise) Elizabeth Nunez (Not For Everyday Use: A Memoir) Lauren Francis-Sharma (‘Til The Well Runs Dry) co-hosted by the Franklin Park Reading Series $6 cover (includes 1 drink) About ringShout: A Place For Black Literature Founded in 2007 by a group of writers, editors, and booksellers, ringShout is dedicated…
  • Afropunk, Black Diversity, And What Marketers Need To Know

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

  • Best Music Albums to Test Audio System

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

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

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

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

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

  • One Direction - Steal My Girl (Audio)

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    One Direction - Steal My Girl (Audio) Steal My Girl is the first single from One Direction's fourth album, FOUR. Steal My Girl is available to pre-order now in the UK, and out now everywhere else: From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 11097093 310581 ratings Time: 03:48 More in Music
  • One Direction - Fireproof

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    One Direction - Fireproof Fireproof is a track from One Direction's latest album, FOUR which is available to pre-order now : Music video by One Direction performing Fireproof. (C) 2014... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 5044721 164038 ratings Time: 02:54 More in Music
  • Wheel of Musical Impressions with Adam Levine

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Wheel of Musical Impressions with Adam Levine Jimmy challenges Adam to a friendly game of random musical impressions, like Michael Jackson singing the Sesame Street theme song. Subscribe NOW to The Tonig... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 14444572 82150 ratings Time: 05:02 More in Comedy
  • Epic Patty Cake Song (I'll Think Of You)

    Kurt Hugo Schneider
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Epic Patty Cake Song (I'll Think Of You) We did it!! One Take! We shot this all of the little Canon Vixia Mini X :1 Check out this playlist showcasing a bunch of creators making stuff on the Vixia! ... From: Kurt Hugo Schneider Views: 5385335 77685 ratings Time: 02:49 More in Music
  • Jimmy and Kevin Hart Ride a Roller Coaster

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Jimmy and Kevin Hart Ride a Roller Coaster Jimmy challenges Kevin Hart to conquer his fear of roller coasters while they're hanging out at Universal Orlando Resort. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show S... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 19125289 128393 ratings Time: 04:20 More in Comedy
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    Heather Fenoughty

  • New Album Release: The White Whale

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

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

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

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    I’m in the process of scoring The White Whale for Slung Low. It’s on in September. Tickets are free but there aren’t many left… call The Carriageworks Theatre on  0113 2243801 for the last few remaining.  In my last two posts I talked about priming the subconscious to do the heavy lifting when it comes to idea generation, the need to capture ideas when they bubble up and the most efficient and effective way to do this; and using GoodNotes and Adonit Mini stylus on the iPad to mark up scripts. No. 3: Marked up scripts are easier on the eye for an overworked sound…
  • What I’ve Learned (so far) from Scoring ‘The White Whale': Part 2

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

    Frank J. Oteri
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Finding a way to attend the International Society for Contemporary Music's annual World Music Days ought to be a new music aficionado’s equivalent to going on the hajj. Here are some highlights from this year's edition which was held in Wrocław, Poland.
  • Music in a Time of Snapchat: Ephemeral Contexts

    Emily Green
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    It’s fair to say that we yearn for more opportunities to enjoy music in less formal spaces. But can you still have a valuable musical experience while ordering a drink, chewing an hors d’oeuvre, or making conversation?
  • Boston: A Fight for Love and Glory—Pipeline! at 25

    Matthew Guerrieri
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Boston loves its exemplars—those acts that either are so singular as to make (and, sometimes, break) the mold, or that so fully embody a sound, or a genre, or an attitude, as to aspire to a kind of universal standard.
  • Hindustani Music: Let It Go

    Reena Esmail
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    When I began to study Hindustani music, I treated the recording of each lesson the way I would have treated the score of a Beethoven sonata, meticulously learning and memorizing each phrase, with all its subtle twists and turns. It took me years to realize that most Hindustani musicians do not practice this way.
  • Three Musicians Among 2014 USA Fellows

    NewMusicBox Staff
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Alison Brown, Daoud A. Haroon, and Meshell Ndegeocello are among the 34 newly announced United States Artists Fellows. Each will receive an award of $50,000.
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    TRAEXS.COM Music Video News

  • Infographic about the Evolution of Music

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Today music is very manifold. How manifold opposed to the former 200 years is shown by a nice animated infographic. This shows the development in time as well as the various interdependencies of music styles. By choosing a year the relevant interdependencies are shown as well. Of interest is the background of the infographic. It […]
  • Soundcloud offers new Partner Features to Musicians

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    The music sharing platform SoundCloud has revised it partner program lately. To the existing Free and Pro versions a Premium version has been added. The premium version offers musicians again further options compared to the pro versions. A main feature is the ability to sell music on the platform. This up to now has been […]
  • DJ Techno Live Sets

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    If you like techno, Techno Livesets may become a favorite service to you. The site plays live dj sets directly uploaded by djs around the world. The site has the following rubrics: techno, techhouse, house and minimal techno. Additionally videos are available, an online radio and toplists. Last but not least the site is very […]
  • Live Music Streams and Streaming

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

    26 Jun 2014 | 5:20 pm
    The crowd matters. Just the former post reported about a new breed of crowd funding to finance concerts. This is followed by crowd sourcing to get reviews for music pieces. The both services Audiokite and SoundOut are providing services to get ratings of songs and music tracks. The music pieces are introduced to a larger […]
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  • Filter it Out!

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

    7 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); VCO, DCO, LFO, the sixth episode of the Audiofanzine Synthesis Series explains all these weird, yet unavoidable acronyms. Let’s oscillate!
  • Make Some Noise!

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); From wave to noise, Audiofanzine takes this new step in the fifth article of our Synthesis series. Jump in with us!
  • In Search of the Perfect Wave

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    Fourth episode of our series of educational articles about Synthesis. Today we’ll look into the main waveforms that are usually adopted as the basic ingredients of any respectable sound “lab.” Read the article
  • What’s the Frequency?

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    The third episode in our Synthesis Series explains everything related to the frequency, its highs and lows. Read the article
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    The Journal of Gospel Music

  • JGM Pick of the Week: October 20, 2014

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

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

    Bob Marovich
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Evangelist Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse The Kind of God We Serve: Live in Chicago TREWWORKS Music Group/Deznell Music Group (2011) By Bob Marovich It is always a pleasure to hear a live gospel quartet album that truly captures the excitement of a group having church. Such an album is The Kind of God We Serve by Chicago-based Evangelist Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse. Although the group’s name gives the impression that it is a contemporary small choir, make no mistake: Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse is a rompin’, stompin’…
  • Casey J’s Leap of Faith Lands “Fill Me Up” on Billboard Chart

    Bob Marovich
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Bob Marovich of the Journal of Gospel Music interviews Casey J, whose “Fill Me Up” is currently in the Top 20 of Billboard‘s Top Gospel Airplay Chart. The post Casey J’s Leap of Faith Lands “Fill Me Up” on Billboard Chart appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • “All We Need Is Love” – Totally 4 Him feat. Doug Williams & Stan Jones

    Bob Marovich
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:53 pm
    “All We Need Is Love” Totally 4 Him feat. Doug Williams & Stan Jones Totally 4 Him, a young male quartet from the Full Gospel Church of God in Lumber City, Georgia, calls its style “quartemporary:” quartet music with a contemporary twist. The group’s national debut single, “All We Need Is Love,” illustrates the singers’ commitment to genre-bending by combining quartet harmonies with an island beat and smooth pop production. The Caribbean flavor gives the song’s inspirational we’ve-got-to-love-everybody theme a Bob Marley feel. The…
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    Art, Culture, Design, Fashion, Sound -

  • Music: Official Video For Todd Terje’s “Delorean Dynamite” Doubles As Used Car Ad

    Morgan Witt
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    This gem will surely brighten up your day. Cosmic-disco extraordinaire Todd Terje and director Espen Friberg have crafted a clever new approach to the music video format. Just so happens that a fellow they know has an actual 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 for sale. So they set out to make the most epic used car ad […]
  • Music: Watch Rick Rubin Discuss The Birth Of Def Jam From His NYU Dorm Room

    Morgan Witt
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Def Jam Records catapulted hip-hop into the global phenomenon it became from the most unlikely location…Rick Rubin‘s NYU dorm room. Back in 1984, amongst a stack of drum machines and DJ equipment, Rubin set out to make records that sounded like the raw hip-hop performances he saw in the clubs. Now three decades later, Rubin […]
  • Style: fragment design x Nike Roshe Run LD-1000 (Midnight Navy)

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

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

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

  • Guilty Pleasures: ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’

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

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

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

    Peter Lee
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    I admire Andrew Curry so much, but I'm also envious. When he wants to do something - when he has an idea, a dream - he acts on it, jumps over every barrier that faces him, overcomes the impossible and in the end comes up with a finished product that is polished and admired by pop music fans worldwide. His first project, "Drink a Toast to Innocence: A Tribute to Lite Rock," was funded through Kickstarter and brought indie pop artists together to perform covers of those AM radio hits that helped shape my love of pop music - Andrew Gold's "Thank You for Being a Friend," Robbie Dupree's "Steal…
  • ‘Happy’ Autumn, everyone

    Peter Lee
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    My favorite time of year. Autumn. I've been waiting for the feeling I got in Fall 1988 to go away - some mixture of anticipation, loneliness and yearning for something I hadn't found yet. Nine months out of the year, I'm fine. But each late September, it creeps back into my psyche, and I'm returned to Berry College, a homesick, lonely student trying to find his place in the college and in this world. I write about this every year, starting with my original post introducing this mix. Fall has become a ghost haunting me, but it's a welcome ghost. These feelings - no matter how painful or sad…
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    FeedBlitz News

  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

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

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

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

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

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

  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

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

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

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

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

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

  • Atlanta-Based Valiant Horizon Announces Debut Full-Length Album on the Label from German Electronica Producer Marian

    Jesse JJ Jame
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Valiant Horizon is excited to announce the release of 'On The Move' - which is the first full-length album on Valiant Horizon by German electronica producer Marian. As evidenced by a number EDM recordings already produced, Marian is set to take off in today's quickly expanding electronica and dance music market. Inspired by multiple musical genres, he fits nicely in a number of spaces with his music including progressive house and minimal techno.
  • Gwinnett Choral Guild Debuts New Mass to North America

    Jesse JJ Jame
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    GWINNETT, Ga., Sept. 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Gwinnett Choral Guild (Guild) will present 'A Diminished Mass' by Scottish composer Alan A. Craig at Duluth First United Methodist Church on October 18, 2014. The performance places the traditional liturgical texts in a modern setting.
  • New Album from the Buckeye Politicians was 39 Years in the Making

    Jesse JJ Jame
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Of the terrifying statements a musician can hear, 'Your master recordings have been lost' has to rank among the most gut-wrenching. But that's exactly what occurred to the Buckeye Politicians after recording their album in 1975. It only took four decades to make good on the promise of their musical vision, but 'now they're back with the crunch of rock, the rhythms of soul music, and the punch of a horn section,' states their long-time manager, Herb Gart.
  • Caroline Glaser to release EP ‘Better Days Vol. 2′

    Jesse JJ Jame
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    TIPP CITY, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Caroline Glaser became a fan favorite on Season 4 of NBC's 'The Voice,' it was just the first step of many she hoped to take on a long, successful road in the indie music world. Now, two years on from the show, the young singer-songwriter from Saint Louis, Mo., will be releasing her second EP, 'Better Days. Vol. 2' on September 16.
  • New Performing Arts Company Art-In-Relation announces West Coast Premiere of ‘Frankenstein The Musical’ in Long Beach

    Jesse JJ Jame
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Jonas Sills and Ray Buffer have created a new performing arts company in Long Beach called Art-In-Relation (AIR). Art-In-Relation's first production, 'Frankenstein The Musical' will open October 23 at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre inside the Scottish Rite Event Center in Long Beach. The two producers also appear in this powerful production, as Victor Frankenstein and The Creature, respectively.
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  • Artist And Sculptor, Benedetta Mori Ubaldini

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Our most recent artistic pick is Milan-based, London-educated artist and sculptor, Benedetta Mori Ubaldini. There is something strangely intriguing and mesmerizing about her chicken-wire sculptures. Trying to put our finger on it, we came up with more than a few explanations why we love these so much. One appealing aspect is that they look somehow unfinished and raw. The wire frame is usually the part of a sculpture we do not see. It is not the final product. And yet, these airy and lightweight pieces seem to lack nothing at all. They are very much finished and completed. And the lightness…
  • Kids Playground by Espace Libre

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

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

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

    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A simple take on the classic time-teller. Featuring a sandblasted, matte-black stainless steel case, with cool grey face and premium tan and black leather band. With Japanese Quartz Movement, Stainless Steel Bezel, Case & Caseback this watch is both beautiful and high quality. $129 - Purchase here
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    Juan Carlos Hernandez - Stage and Jazz Photographer

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Jake Owen to Play Stagecoach Country Music Festival

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

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    Country music superstar Jake Owen returns to Vero Beach for the eighth annual Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert to be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Vero Beach, Florida. The Concert will once again be held at Holman Stadium at Historic Dodgertown, and be the final stop of Jakes 75-plus city nationwide headlining tour Discover Boating Presents Jake Owens Day Of Gold Tour 2014 - and features special guest The Cadillac Three. October 25 - Vero Beach, FL @ Holman Stadium at Historic Dodgertown Additional Pit Tickets have been made available now for the Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert…
  • Jake To Host and Perform at 8th Annual ACM Honors Tonight

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Tonight at the Ryman Auditorium, Jake Owen joins the Academy of Country Music to host the 8th Annual ACM Honors in an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating the non-televised special honorees and winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year. Jake will also join a long list of performers at the event including Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Kenny Chesney, and many more. Sept 9, 2014 - 8th Annual ACM Honors - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium Tickets are only $40, and are available…
  • Jake Owen Opens Up on Desire to Be Taken Seriously With Unconventional New Single

    5 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    From Rolling Stone - By Joesph Hudak - Sept. 4, 2014 Jake Owen knows exactly what you think of him. "A lot of folks think Im just the guy, Im the fucking beach bum," says Owen, 33, seated in a booth at Rotiers restaurant, a Nashville burger-and-shake joint dating back to the Forties. Dressed in a stained short-sleeve work shirt and shorts, he certainly looks the epitome of the "right on, dude" Moondoggie. With his Vero Beach, Florida, roots, long hair and stoner speech "I have done my share of weed," he offers its a justified observation. One his sun-and-sand singles "Barefoot Blue Jean…
  • Tallahassee, FL Fan Club Pre-Sale

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

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Jennifer performed "Bring Back The Music" & "It’s Your World" from her new album JHUD during her "Up Close & Personal" event on SiriusXM Heart & Soul. Click here to watch now or watch below! Language United States Tweet
  •'s Intimate Conversation With Jennifer Hudson

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Jennifer sat down with for an exclusive interview to discuss living in Chicago as opposed to living in Los Angeles or New York City, how her best friends keep her grounded, how she's changed as an artist since the beginning of her career and more! Watch Part One of the interview to kick it off, and then check out even more in Part Two of the interview! Jennifer’s latest album JHUD, including "Walk It Out" ft. Timbaland, "Dangerous," "It’s Your World" ft. R. Kelly and more, is available now on iTunes & Amazon Music. Language United States Tweet
  • Jennifer Hudson Joins Human Rights Campaign’s "Americans for ‪#‎MarriageEquality‬"

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    Jennifer Hudson joins Human Rights Campaign’s "Americans for ‪#‎MarriageEquality‬" and will headline HRC’s National Dinner on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Washington DC! Learn more by visiting Jennifer Hudson discusses her longtime support for ‪#‎LGBT‬ equality and her new partnership with HRC in the video below. Click here to see Jennifer on the cover of HRC’s EQUALITY magazine and to read the exclusive interview! Language Undefined Tweet
  • Exclusive Behind The Scenes With Jennifer Hudson On Set “Walk It Out”

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

    7 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Jennifer has teamed up with Indaba Music and wants to hear your creative side, Team JHUD! Language Undefined Tweet
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  • “Breaking Ice” Concerts to Benefit an Orphanage in Awassa, Ethiopia

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

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

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

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

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

  • Stairway to Prison: Did Led Zeppelin Steal Their Most Famous Song?

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    There are only so many notes out there, so there are bound to be some sour grapes whenever a song gets big. At first, that's what the latest accusation of plagiarism leveled at rock gods Led Zeppelin seemed like, but lately, the accusation is taking on some weight. So much so that a judge has thrown out the band's request to dismiss the case. The accusations in question surround "Stairway to Heaven," the one Led Zeppelin song you've definitely heard even if you don't listen to Led Zeppelin. A not-wildly-famous '70s band called Spirit has long claimed that Zep stole the chords from their 1968…
  • Here's Your First Look at Disney's Next Princess: Moana

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Disney's animation machine was looking flimsy there for a minute, but the House of Mouse effectively turned the ship around with a string of delightful animated films like Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph that will be as worth watching ten years from today as they are right now. And, of course, Frozen catapulted the whole thing back into the stratosphere. Now we're getting our first look at Moana, a teen Polynesian princess who will anchor Disney's next big princess movie. The movie was set to come out in 2018, but the studio must be feeling mighty confident, because they're bumping it to 2016.
  • Do Not Settle For Today's Hoverboard Annoucement

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    Today, you will see ecstatic posts from friends and family, welcoming the new Golden Age of the Hoverboard as was first foretold to us in Back to the Future II. They will spin tales of Arx Pax, a small company from Los Gatos, California, which has invented, in the words of The Guardian, "the real thing." True enough, Arx Pax has created a board that does hover, but do not be misled. Do not be satiated. This is not the hoverboard we were promised. We deserve better. The world deservers better. This board operates like a magnet, hovering only off of certain surfaces like copper or…
  • 15 Things to Start Doing By the Time You’re 30

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    A simple checklist for moving into adulthood First off, nothing magical happens when you turn 30. That sounds dumb, but it's worth mentioning. The word thirties hangs over most of us like a solemn marker of adulthood, as if you'll wake up on your 30th birthday with wizened eyes and a headful of sage wisdom. The truth is, everything on this list is worth doing in your twenties (or your teens, if you're so inclined) but we talk about it like this because though nothing magical happens on your thirtieth birthday, 30 years is enough time to work out some of life's kinks and pick up on some good…
  • Does Your Taste In Music Reveal How Dumb You Are?

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    Virgil Griffith is a CalTech student who set out to find the correlation between average SAT/ACT scores and favorite bands, because life is short and we've all got to fill our days the best way we know how. Using Facebook, CollegeBoard stats and his own know-how, he put together this chart, broadly correlating bands' fan bases with their intellect. Of course, as he notes on his site, correlation does not equal causation, so the chart might not mean anything at all, but it's interesting. As you might expect, Beethoven fans are the smartest, followed by Sufjan fans. Meanwhile, Lil Wayne fans…
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    Derek Sivers

  • How to change or build your career

    Derek Sivers
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I get emails from many people wanting to change or build their career. I always recommend the best book on the subject: “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” by Cal Newport. Here are a few of its best points: Forget passion and purpose Forget “follow your passion” or “find your true calling”. Stop thinking like that. Here’s why: Words like “passion” and “purpose” are dangerous because they sound huge and romantic. If you think you haven’t found your passion yet, you’re probably expecting it to be overwhelming — to hit you like lightning. Looking for your passion,…
  • Fixed mindset vs Growth mindset

    Derek Sivers
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    One of the most important concepts I’ve learned is the difference between the “fixed” mindset and the “growth” mindset. It’s a little bit like “nature vs nurture”: People in a fixed mindset believe you either are or aren’t good at something, based on your inherent nature, because it’s just who you are. People in a growth mindset believe anyone can be good at anything, because your abilities are entirely due to your actions. This sounds simple, but it’s surprisingly deep. The fixed mindset is the most common and the most harmful, so it’s worth understanding and…
  • The philosophy of great customer service

    Derek Sivers
    28 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I was honestly surprised that my company, CD Baby, was such a runaway success. But I was even more surprised to find out why. CD Baby had lots of powerful well-funded competitors, but after a few years they were all but gone, and we dominated our niche of selling independent music. 150,000 musicians, 2 million music-buying customers, $139 million in revenue, $83 million paid directly to musicians. What was the secret to CD Baby’s success? I never did any marketing. Everyone came by word-of-mouth. But why? I honestly didn’t know. So whenever I was out talking with my musician clients,…
  • Loving what I used to hate

    Derek Sivers
    17 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
    From now on, when I say I hate something, remind me to add “… today” to the sentence. Here's why: Tom Waits The first time I heard Tom Waits was this performance on David Letterman. I hated it. I hated it passionately. I complained to my friend that it was the worst thing I'd ever heard, and it must be some kind of joke. The second time I heard Tom Waits was a year later, when my roommate played me “Singapore”, and I hated it just as much. I still thought it must be some kind of in-joke. Maybe it's a dare, like hákarl? Someone wouldn't actually listen to this for pleasure, would…
  • The Meaning of Life

    Derek Sivers
    4 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Let's just figure out the meaning of life, once and for all, in under 20 minutes, OK? This is a 19-minute talk I've given at four conferences in Ireland, Taiwan, India, and New Zealand. I've improved it after each, and finally consider it done, so this is now the best and final recording of it. The video doesn't add much, so if you would rather just listen, download the MP3. The video should be visible below, but if not, download the MP4 video. Huge thanks to some friends who suggested great improvements: Michelle Welsch, Tynan, Aly Tadros, and Jeff Marx. Also thanks to a hundred drunk…
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  • La Sonora Ponceña’s 60th Anniversary Concert – 2014

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Sonora Ponceña‘s 60th Anniversary Concert – 2014 Excerpt from Interview with Papo Lucca by John Child : HERE LUCCA, Papo (and Sonora Ponceña) (b Enrique Arsenio Lucca Jr., ’46, Ponce, Puerto Rico) Exceptional pianist (also plays vibes, tres, synthesiser, flugelhorn, percussion), one of salsa’s most ingenious arrangers and producers, composer, musical director of Sonora Ponceña (Son Orchestra of Ponce) since ’68. His father Enrique ‘Quique’ Lucca organised two trumpet-led Orquesta Internacional ’44, renamed Sonora Ponceña…
  • Sonora Ponceña’s 60th Anniversary Concert – 2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Sonora Ponceña’s 60th Anniversary Concert – 2014   La Sonora Ponceña has been entertaining audiences for six decades and featuring the piano virtuosity of Papo Lucca, will be returning to Lehman Center to celebrate its 60th anniversary! Tickets: $100, $85, $75
  • Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz – Miami 2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County are true to their “Vision” and “Mission” when it comes to the ARTs. To me, it’s always in the presentation, and the Arsht Center exemplifies this. “Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz” will be a night of excellence, excitement, and enjoyment. Excellence in the presentation of Celia Cruz’s music, Excitement in seeing and hearing such a diverse gathering of talented latin female musicians, Enjoyment in hearing live, once again many of Celia’s HITs..  Miami the city…
  • Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz says: Lucrecia, Xiomara Laugart, Aymee Nuviola, Celia Cruz All Stars

With her contagious personality, unique style and inimitable voice, Celia Cruz broke through barriers, frontiers and generations. The fusion of the different rhythms she mastered came to be known as SALSA and three heirs to Cruz’s legacy will perform her hits accompanied by a group of musicians who played with the Queen during her illustrious reign. ¡Azúcar! CUBA BEAT A celebration of Cuban music, its genres and its creators. Immerse yourself in the…
  • TIPICA 73 con Jose ‘El Canario’ Alberto – 10.25.14

    5 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    The Reunion – Jose ‘El Canario’ Alberto trae a La Tipica 73 Born in 73, with a “typical” configuration of a Cuban charanga with violin. TIPICA 73 has been everything but typical. They soared to popularity with the young hip tren setters in the 70s, which are looking looking for the different, new, exciting sounds. That’s what TIPICA 73 delivered, and continues to deliver EVERY TIME they reunite. This time around the ORIGINAL musicians will get together for one unforgettable night of remembrance, with all of their hits. Hats off to Lehman Center for putting together…
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    The Round Table Online

  • #NowPlaying: Matthew Fowler Debuts New Song “Rooftops” from Bring a Friend EP

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    Credit: Matthew Fowler Facebook   Singer-songwriter Matthew Fowler released “Rooftops,” another single that is slated to appear on his upcoming EP Bring a Friend. The EPfeatures tracks he wrote with friend and tour mate Reggie Williams. Recently, Fowler described the inspiration for “Rooftops” during an interview with The Bluegrass Situation. He said, “I wrote ‘Rooftops’ shortly after playing in Brooklyn for the first time on my tour last year. It was near the end and we were playing a rooftop show; the sun was setting on Manhattan and the view…
  • Cover of the Week: Hobbie Stuart Covers Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”

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

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

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

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Photo by James Dechert   Back in February we introduced you to Matthew Fowler, the then 19-year-old singer-songwriter, by way of his debut album Beginning. Now, the young singer-songwriter has premiered a new single, “Everything That I Could,” which was penned during a recent tour stop in Pittsburgh. Fowler explained the inspiration behind the tune to CMT during an interview. He said,  “It was pretty cold; snow was falling and I was all bundled up, which was a joy compared to the constant humidity and heat of Florida.  At the time, I had been experiencing a bit of…
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  • DJ Hotsauce PULS Radio Mix (October)

    DJ Hotsauce
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    Sorry for the delay in posting my latest radio mix for Puls which ran on Saturday, October 4th. I was back in Atlanta the past 2 weeks and just now got around to posting it up. Enjoy the mix below and check out all of the past episodes here. I will be live on air at again on November 1st.
  • Suck My Mix: Calm Before Comet

    DJ Jelly
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    I am still recovering from last weekend’s explosive festivities. Outkast’s return to Atlanta was better than Santa Clause and his reindeer on Christmas Eve! I found a spot and planted myself awaiting the titans forever known as the “ATLIENS.” It was well worth the wait. Here’s a recap: First, let’s rewind back to the beginning of that much anticipated morning which happened to be the grand finale of an explosive 3 day weekend. In true “G” form Andre and Antoine, 3000 and Big Boi, left their egos at the door and shared the stage with the who’s who of the…
  • Suck My Mix: Rittz – Next To Nothing

    DJ Jelly
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    I want to start this post by speaking truth to power for our champions and some of our most important forefathers of the Atlanta music scene, Organized Noize! They and Outkast are celebrating 20 years in the game this year. Organized Noize’s groundbreaking produced opus Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik would be the starting point of Atlanta’s triumphant reign in popular music? Indeed, this year’s Hip Hop scene in the ATL shows we are still influencing pop culture. Whether it’s an extended stint on New York radio or the pill popping dance phenomenon TRAP , still the South…
  • Scarface at A3C’s Redbull Sound Select Showcase

    DJ Hotsauce
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    The yearly A3C festival is about to kick off in Atlanta in about 2 weeks. One of the main events there will be the Red Bull Sound Select event which will once again be curated by our own DJ Jelly. The event will be held on October 11th at The Basement in East Atlanta and will feature southern rap legend Scarface, The Outfit, Go Dreamer and Goldyard. Our own DJ Hotsauce will be in the building as well holding down the 1s and 2s. Join us for an exciting night in music as Sound Select present hip hop legend Scarface at The Basement featuring support from The OutFitt Tx, Go Dreamer and Goldyard.
  • Royce Rizzy – Determination EP

    DJ Hotsauce
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    The young’n Royce Rizzy, who we have been following since we first met him in Japan when he was 16 years old, has just released his new EP titled “Determination”. This serves as his first official release since singing with RCA/SoSoDef records. The EP ist hosted by SoSoDef head honcho Jermaine Dupri and the homie Don Cannon. Check out the new tracks by one of the up and coming talents in Atlanta below and make sure to follow Rizzy on his journey here.
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  • "What we have in Gamergate is a glimpse of how these skirmishes will unfold in the future—all the..."

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:49 am
    “What we have in Gamergate is a glimpse of how these skirmishes will unfold in the future—all the rhetorical weaponry and siegecraft of an internet comment section brought to bear on our culture, not just at the fringes but at the center. What we’re seeing now is a rehearsal, where the mechanisms of a toxic and inhumane politics are being tested and improved. Tomorrow’s Lee Atwater will work through sock puppets on IRC. Tomorrow’s Sister Souljah will get shouted down with rape threats. Tomorrow’s Tipper Gore will make an inexplicably popular YouTube video. Tomorrow’s Willie…
  • Figuring Out Compensation for Open Source Projects

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    After OpenFarm ran a successful Kickstarter campaign1, we realized we could suddenly pay the people contributing to our project. Like any open source project, OpenFarm has core contributors and casual contributors. Unlike most open source projects, we’re a community that will rely heavily on contributors from outside of the programming tribe. OpenFarm aims to be community driven - not just a website - with people contributing who have never programmed a line of code. This is a challenge, and I love it. On the other hand, we’re interested in exploring what it means to be an open…
  • "In order for a social media service to succeed at advertising, they need to do something that I..."

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

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

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

  • Watch El-P Audition Cats for Run the Jewels’ Cat-Based Remix Album

    Moze Halperin
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    “I feel like maybe Lulu is kind of into this shit,” says El-P in the video below, as he walks through an animal shelter, trying to find a feline diva to grace Run the Jewels’ Kickstarter-funded, cat-themed remix album, Meow the Jewels. And, I mean, that pretty much sums it up. Run the Jewels’ Kickstarter for RTJ2 (their upcoming actual, non-cat album) on catnip just reached its funding goal, and now the band, or at least half of the band (perhaps Killer Mike is more of a dog person) is spending time looking for their perfect cat collaborator (catlaborator?
  • Moby Introduces Fans to David Lynch’s ‘Inland Empire’

    Moze Halperin
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    As part of their web series Academy Originals, the Academy asked Moby to invite a couple of friends to a screening of a movie from within their archives; he took the task to another level, and Tweeted an invitation to his whole fan base. The film he was inviting them to? David Lynch’s last feature, Inland Empire — a film that can best be described as nightmarish take on The Comeback, or, as Jonathan Ross said, “a work of genius…I think.” “If you have a pathological attachment to a three-act narrative, you’ll either leave or blow your brains…
  • Vashti Bunyan Discusses Her New and Final (?) Album ‘Heartleap’

    Moze Halperin
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    “Heartleap,” the title track on Vashti Bunyan’s newest album (released last week), was the last she wrote, the last she recorded. And since she announced that this album may be her final musical endeavor in a sporadic career spanning 44 years, it may be the last song she ever writes, the last she ever records. On Drowned in Sound, she described this song’s rare process: on an album that was all about careful deliberation — a care that took seven years to administer and turn into an album — this was an atypical piece of music, in that it came to Bunyan almost…
  • Taylor Swift Chases You From New York in Terrible New Song “Welcome to New York”

    Moze Halperin
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Taylor Swift’s new track, Welcome to New York (track 1 on her upcoming album 1989),celebrates — in blindly manic fashion — the very goofy notion of New York as a place where dreamers come, rough it for a while, and eventually fulfill their dreams. It reeks of that Empire State of Mind which was MAYBE still valid when Alicia Keys sang of the “Concrete jungle where dreams are made, ooh.” Were Swift a little more attuned to the times, perhaps it’d be more apt, if perhaps slightly less romantic, to have written it about a place where people with dreams can actually…
  • Flavorwire Premiere: Soft Swells Soundtrack Love On The Run In Their “Floodlights” Video

    Jillian Mapes
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    You can hear California in Tim Williams’ voice. So for those who happen to know a thing or two about surfing, his band’s name — Soft Swells — makes sense (it’s slang for baby waves). Hearing Soft Swells’ music, it makes even more sense. The term “surf rock” can bring to mind The Beach Boys or Link Wray, but there’s a lightness in Soft Swells’ harmony-drenched indie rock that feels more skin to another appropriately named act, Nada Surf. On Soft Swells’ recently released sophomore album, Floodlights, they complicated their sunny songs…
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    Hollywood Music Magazine

  • gen-221

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    I can’t imagine the pain of having a punched in the head of my penis so I’ve been putting it off for months. the mixer running, and working 1 at a time, add 3 of the eggs, stopping after each addition to scrape down the sides of the bowl. He worked at JK Gills from 1949 until they closed many later. Backs, a spokeswoman for American Express, said in an email response. A patient may experience chest pains and want the nurse to visit…
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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Instead, opt for a wheeled pack think of a pint sized piece of wheeled luggage that comes with a retractable the service is successful, it could be something of a win win for airlines and customers. 22, a tremendous improvement from the previous year’s 1.If this does not work, guess I will stop sex for 6 months and use some axle grease on my slong. Either way, it’s online now, and you can secure yours for $119 with Special Offers, or $139 without the homescreen ...
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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Gorgeted Puffleg (Eriocnemis isabellae): A colorful hummingbird that is found in the rainforests of the Serran Pinche mountain range in Brazil. 4″ behemoth is going to get, but users who aren interested in a 12 pound notebook need not Only the brain of the person actually having PTSD knows which memories and accompanying emotions need to be dealt with first.While launching the book, Dr. I know that indirect costs do have to be allocated out to each unit that the company produces.She does not even notice we no longer have sex; glad ...
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    Feed Me Indie - The Best New Music from Indie Rock Cafe

  • Band of the Week – Baltimore’s Indie Pop DIY Band Joy Classic (Indie Rock Cafe)
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Baltimore DIY band Joy Classic pumps out catchy, feel good psych pop sounds layered with bright guitar hooks and twangs, reverb-soaked vocals, and punchy bass lines on standout songs like “Ya Know” and “Blossom.” We know when we’ve hit upon a talented, promising band when it’s difficult to pick just a couple of songs to [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – Evaline (Indie Rock Cafe)
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Evaline – UK and California With six members from California to the U.K.), indie rock band Evaline released their debut album in 2010, followed by their sophomore album, produced by Dan Austin (Doves, QOTSA, People in Planes). Since the release of their 2006 EP, Portrait of Skin, produced by The Used’s Quinn Allman, Evaline have [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – Ivy Dye (Indie Rock Cafe)
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Ivy Dye Drop Their Second EP Ivy Dye is a Chicago band formed in 2011 by Chris Adams, the head songwriter. His best friends, who happened to be the musicians he played with regularly, were going off to college, so he needed a new outlet. Thus, Ivy Dye was born. Blending elements of ’90s alternative [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – S. Walcott (Indie Rock Cafe)
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    S. Walcott – Rhode Island Five experienced, teenage musicians and friends in Providence, Rhode Island, decided to start up a band last year after hearing their friend sing at an open mic night. After that night, the five youngsters officially launched as S. Walcott. We’re not exactly sure what that name means or where it [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – The Bellegards (Indie Rock Cafe)
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    The Bellegards – Selden, New York: This is the second featured band in the latest edition of the popular series of 7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear. Monday we featured The Airplanes, the first band in this latest installment of seven DIY and indie bands you’ve likely never heard before. The Bellegards, an indie rock trio [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
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    21 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
      New curious brain monster collection over at Society6 designed  by natasouko the N from MNM design. Pls support the curious brain to stay banner ad free
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    21 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    From Yiruma ! A bit old but still magical
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  • London in a day by Instagramers

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    London in a day – INSTAGRAM from Lorenzo Antico on Vimeo. Created by Lorenzo Antico
  • Keep It In Your Dreams

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:21 am
    Alan Hampton – Keep It In Your Dreams from Steven Mertens on Vimeo. Alan Hampton – “Keep It In Your Dreams” from his upcoming album ‘Origami For the Fire’. Video created by Steven Mertens
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    Evigshed Mag

  • Seinabo Sey Releases EP & Lands in the U.S.

    Sylvie Lesas
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Swedish pop/soul artist Seinabo Sey, who Pigeons and Planes called “the modern day Adele of the North,” announced her first ever United States performances. Her debut U.S. performance will be at New York City’s CMJ Music Marathon on October 23rd at the New Shapes showcase sponsored by Neon Gold. She will then travel to Los Angeles on October 27th for It’s a School Night at Bardot then San Francisco at PopScene on October 29th. Seinabo Sey’s debut EP titled For Madeleine (in honor of her mother) is now available digitally in the U.S. by Virgin Records. Neon Gold will also…
  • Check out The official “I will be there (JMC Phantogram Remix)” From Odessa

    Sylvie Lesas
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Odessa has released the official remix of “I Will Be There” by Josh Carter from Phantogram. Josh transforms the track from dreamy to bass dropping. Her buzzed about single “I Will Be There” has been seen on popular syncs with Subaru, FOX’s new comedy-drama Red Band Society, and this year’s premiere of Grey’s Anatomy. Take a listen to the original track here and watch the gorgeous music video below “I Will Be There” is feature on Odessa EP available now digitally via Chop Shop/Republic Records, produced by Jacquire King [Tom Waits, Kings Of Leon]. Check out…
  • Tyler Animated Movie ‘s Madea’s Tough Love coming on DVD/on Demand January 20, 2015

    Sylvie Lesas
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Tyler Perry‘s animated movie, Madea’s Tough Love is coming on DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand January, 20, 2015 from Lionsgate. The film will be available on Digital HD one week earlier on January 13. The comic adventure features the voice talent of Tyler Perry as “Madea” and “Uncle Joe” among others and Cassi Davis (TV’s “House Of Payne”) as “Aunt Bam” along with Rolonda Watts (TV’s “Curious George”), Avery Kidd Waddell (Road Trip), William “Bootsy” Collins (Night at the Museum) and Cree…
  • In This Moment release New Song Big Bad Wolf

    Sylvie Lesas
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    In This Moment release today a new song Big Bad Wolf. The track is now available for download and streaming on all digital retailers. Get it now on iTunes, Spotify or Amazon.  It is taken from their  upcoming fifth studio album Black Widow which hits stores on November 18 via Atlantic Records. Produced by longtime collaborator – and multiple GRAMMY® Award nominee – Kevin Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne), “Black Widow” is available for pre-order on the iTunes Store and other digital retailers and receive instant download of lead single Sick Like me and Big…
  • Milky Chance Announce 2015 North American Tour

    Sylvie Lesas
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Milky Chance  announced their very first full-scale North American tour in 2015. Fresh off selling out four shows in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and San Francisco, the gold-selling German duo are excited to be hitting the road again in 2015. The two-month tour begins on March 20 at South Side Music Hall in Dallas, TX stopping at major markets across the U.S. before wrapping up on May 22 at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC. Make sure to get your tickets early! Fan club pre-sale tickets go on sale today at 10am EST and general public tickets can be purchased starting Friday…
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: Leon Bridges – Coming Home

    Matthew Hickey
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    There’s retro and then there’s this. On his debut tracks, Fort Worth songwriter Leon Bridges doesn’t just reclaim the sounds of early Southern soul and gospel, he writes songs as if he were possessed by the ghost of Sam Cooke himself. For example, his single “Coming Home” sways across the floor with an easy lo-fi groove, bluesy rhythm and low doo-wop harmonies. But these recordings are dusty artifacts, they’re brand new. The pair were recorded in Fort Worth and produced by Austin Jenkins and Josh Block of White Denim. You can stream and/or download a…
  • Single Serving: Ghost Loft – Be Easy

    Matthew Hickey
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Today just got a little better thanks to Pairings Box alum Ghost Loft (a.k.a. producer Danny Choi). Earlier this morning he released his latest luxuriously smooth groove, “Be Easy.” It’s a subtly textured vibe with a slick, tight beat, shimmery ambiance, and just the right amount of crackle to accompany Choi as he softly croons, “We don’t have to speak / we don’t have to try / just be easy.” Take a listen and, you know, be easy.
  • Single Serving: Tom Lark – Never Be Your Man

    Matthew Hickey
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    New Zealand-based songwriter Tom Lark is set for a break out year. He’s recently inked a deal with Universal, opened for Elvis Costello, and released an excellent new EP. The five track EP is a pretty solid effort from start to finish, but we’ve been particularly hooked on the track “Never Be Your Man.” It features an easy-going melody built from sparkling-but-loose guitar riffs and a bubbly rhythm. Take a listen.
  • Single Serving: Kid Wave – Gloom

    Riley Beggin
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Kid Wave is on a teasing streak with the release of their second single, “Gloom,” off of their upcoming 4-track EP of the same name. Rife with hazy guitars, chiming melodies and muddled vocals, the track has the aura of life on the precipice; like something is waiting out there but we don’t quite know what it is yet. The group’s lead vocalist and songwriter, Lea Emmery, said of the new single, “I do a lot of daydreaming. Kid Wave is always trying to translate the vibe of wanting to go somewhere else.” And while that certainly comes across in their sound, it’s a good listen…
  • Single Serving: Bully – Milkman

    Josh Henderson
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Nashville band Bully just dropped the lead single from their upcoming self-released EP and it’s a certified banger. Led by singer Alicia Bognanno, the fuzzed out “Milkman” is a fast paced bit of pop-punk infused indie with some garage rock influences to boot. It’s just unfortunate that before you know it, the just over 2-minute track comes to an end. But as short as it is, it’s certainly got me excited to hear more. Bully’s EP drops on October 21st.
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    Music Scene Investigation

  • MSI: Episode 179 – Nick Andrew

    MSI Lab Tech
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    This is episode 179 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Nick Andrew, guitarist, composer and author.
  • Song of the Week for 10-19-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    This is episode 179 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Nick Andrew, guitarist, composer and author. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Clockwork by Abandon Tradition 2. Fortune Teller by Counterpoint Culture 3. Boom Bangin’ by Yung Kali
  • MSI: Episode 178 – Suzy Chase

    MSI Lab Tech
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    This is episode 178 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Suzy Chase, Panelist of the Year for 2013 and #1 Soul music podcast.
  • Song of the Week for 10-12-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    This is episode 178 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Suzy Chase, Panelist of the Year for 2013 and #1 Soul music podcast. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Alright On My Own by Mo Blishen 2. Finite Bodies by Rhyn 3. Avoulete by SolXray
  • MSI:Hitlist Winner for October 2014

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

    Larry Fire
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed plans today for “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest. In theaters in late 2016, the film is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Aladdin”). “John and I have partnered on so many films—from ‘The Little Mermaid’ to ‘Aladdin’ to ‘The Princess and the Frog,’” said Clements. “Creating ‘Moana’ is one of the…
  • Guardians of The Galaxy Soundtrack To Be Released On Cassette Tape On November 17, 2014

    Larry Fire
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Marvel and Hollywood Records announced that a limited edition The Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Soundtrack will be finally issued on cassette November 17, 2014. The cassette will be made available only to independent retailers partnered with Record Store Day (get a list of participating stores here). The cassette, which is the first audio cassette Disney has released since 2003, will only be available until December 31, or until supplies last. The release of ‘Awesome Mix Vol. 1′ on cassette times nicely with the release of the DVD and Blu-ray on December 9, 2014. The…
  • Batman Adventures: Mad Love Deluxe Edition Hardcover

    Larry Fire
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Written and drawn by the masterminds behind Batman: The Animated Series, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, this epic reveals the origins of Harley Quinn as she proves her love to The Joker by trying to eliminate the Dark Knight on her own! Now in a deluxe format with exclusive extras and bonus material! The 96 page hardcover will be released on March 18, 2014 and retail for $17.99.
  • Cartoon Network To Air LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered On October 27, 204

    Larry Fire
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Cartoon Network announced that LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered will debut on the channel on October 27, 2014. The story centers on Batman, who is reluctant to become part of the Justice League and prefers to work alone. However, when the heroes begin to disappear, The Dark Knight must get down to work and save his comrades.
  • Special Look At Disney’s Feast

    Larry Fire
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Disney’s Feast premieres in front of Big Hero 6 in 3D on November 7, 2014. “Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.
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    Go Metric

  • The Other Night at Quinn’s: Iron Dog

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

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

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

    Go Metric
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Friends engage in any number of activities when they get together. Some compare monocles. Others debate Night Ranger vs. Styx. We dig spinning punk rock records and talking about them. This is what it sounded like one afternoon in August...
  • The Other Night at Quinn’s — Man Forever & Mike Gamble

    Go Metric
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    By Mike Faloon | Photos forthcoming Despite my allegiance to shows at Quinn’s, I need some bait on the hook before I decide to go. Weeknight shows in Beacon involve a bit of juggling on the home front and I...
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  • Watch: Gwen Stefani, ‘Baby Don’t Lie’

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:38 am
    Gwen Stefani, No Doubt front-woman and current The Voice coach, has released the video for her single ‘Baby Don’t Lie.’ The post Watch: Gwen Stefani, ‘Baby Don’t Lie’ appeared first on
  • Listen: ODESZA, ‘Say My Name’ (RAC Mix)

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Check out the latest remix from RAC. He takes on a single from ODESZA, a duo consisting of Catacombkid and BeachesBeaches. The post Listen: ODESZA, ‘Say My Name’ (RAC Mix) appeared first on
  • Listen: AlunaGeorge, ‘Supernatural’

    11 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    The last track we word from Aluna Francis and George Reid was off their 2013 album Body Music. Check out the latest from track from AlunaGeorge above. The post Listen: AlunaGeorge, ‘Supernatural’ appeared first on
  • Listen: Blonde, ‘I Love You’

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Adam Englefield & Jacob Manson of Bristol’s Blonde premiered a new version of their track ‘I Love You’ late last month. The post Listen: Blonde, ‘I Love You’ appeared first on
  • Watch: Bondax, ‘All I See’

    4 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    UK’s Tanya Lacey sings over the deep house beats of Bondax. The post Watch: Bondax, ‘All I See’ appeared first on
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  • VIDEO: Drew ft. YQ – Disrespect Me

    Ovie O
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    “Just a few weeks after dropping this heavy tune, super talented youngster DREW [@Drewgreatestone] is here with the video for ”Disrespect Me’‘ featuring ace singer and vocalist YQ [@iam_yq]. Video shot and directed by rich and famous Frizzle and Bizzle films. Fresh and breathtaking video indeed. Enjoy and share.” *O.O* DOWNLOAD AUDIO/MP3 DOWNLOAD VIDEO: Drew ft. YQ – Disrespect [...] The post VIDEO: Drew ft. YQ – Disrespect Me appeared first on notjustOk.
  • Monica Ogah – Monika Tide

    Ovie O
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Monica Ogah of MTN Project Fame Season 4 returns with a fresh commercial single tagged “Monika Tide”. Check it out below. *O.O* DOWNLOAD: Monica Ogah – Monika Tide The post Monica Ogah – Monika Tide appeared first on notjustOk.
  • VIDEO: D’banj ft. Akon – Feeling A N***a (B-T-S)

    Ovie O
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    The original Akon and D’Banj collaboration tagged “FROSH” which was posted 2 weeks ago is actually titled “Feeling A N***a“. The video for “Feeling A N***a” was also shot along with the real “FROSH” right around the same time this week. See a short clip from the video shoot below. *O.O* DOWNLOAD VIDEO: D’banj ft. Akon – [...] The post VIDEO: D’banj ft. Akon – Feeling A N***a (B-T-S) appeared first on notjustOk.
  • VIDEO: Akon & D’banj – FROSH (B-T-S)

    Ovie O
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    News of D’banj and Akon‘s mega-collaboration, FROSH, broke about 2 weeks ago, and it’s been the #1 trending topic here on NJO and the Naija blogosphere in general. The video has just been shot in Atlanta. Check out behind-the-scenes photos and video clips from the shoot below. Also look out for “Feeling A N***a” by Akon [...] The post VIDEO: Akon & D’banj – FROSH (B-T-S) appeared first on notjustOk.
  • HKN Presents: DJ Olu – Bance ft. D-O (VIDEO)

    Ovie O
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    “Dj Olu Releases New video to his single BANCE that features D.O. The video was directed by Damiereel and was shot in Toronto, Canada. Dj Olu also has a mix already circulating online, titled Lagos Nights and is gradually making his mark in the UK and Canada, following his recent tour. DJ Olu, Born Olu Abiodun [...] The post HKN Presents: DJ Olu – Bance ft. D-O (VIDEO) appeared first on notjustOk.
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  • Symptoms of Ebola – You should be aware of this !

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Now that another care giver has been tested positive in Texas, its frightening to know that Ebola is only door steps away from a global epidemic. Here are the symptoms of Ebola that you should be aware of : Fever Greater than 38.6c or 101.5F Severe Headache Muscle Pain Weakness Diarrhea Vomiting Abdominal Pain Unexplained bleeding or brusing Symptoms may appear 2 – 21 days after exposure to the virus Average is 8 – 10 days Recovery from Ebola is only dependent on patient’s immune system and the immune response. Those who do recover, will have anti-ebola antibodies in their…
  • The Most Amazing Coin Trick By A Kid

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:40 am
    You have may have seen tons of coin tricks but non comes close to this kid. I have watched this video multiple times and it very hard to determine how they hell he does it or where he stores the coins. He is a true master in the making. According to members of the community, here is what they say regarding this trick – From the beginning, he has the coins in his right hand, he exposes his left hand, then makes the first switch. After the first trade-off into his left hand, he moves two stacked in sight, and drops one of those into his right hand while saying “let me show you a…
  • This guy knows how to Cosplay

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    This guy really knows how to wow people . He is ‘every’ Johnny Depp in just one cosplay. Public Reaction: I hope he’s walking around quoting all the movies intermittently. “Why is all the rum gone? I thought this was shish-ka-bob.”
  • The amazing Dan Bilzerian converts to Islam

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    To say Dan Bilzerian is larger than life is an under statement. As an actor and a poker player, Dan Bilzerian has brought tears to millions of men around the world by show of his wealth, lifestyle, money and hot women. Dan is a military veteran, professional poker player , cofounder of Victory Poker and owner of every amazing car in the world. When Dan is at home, beautiful women cook his food, clean his house and serve as dumb bells during his work out sessions. But all of that is changing. Dan Bilzerian is converting to Islam. According to our sources, Dan recently had an afternoon nap in…
  • This guy’s grandma gets it !

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Meet Jeff – a loner from the state of California. He bought his grandma an ipad a few months ago and introduced her to Reddit. Today was his birthday and this is what his grandma got him .. Public Reaction: I want to smoke with your grandma. Probably rolls her joints with quilted papers and packs bowls with utmost care. I bet she has some old slang I’ve never heard, when the bowl was done she’d say something like “the streetlamp’s out.” Then we’d eat some home cooked meals and listen to the oldies. Can someone face swap him with the cat?  
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    Grown Folks Music

  • Where Grown? Wherever You Are Is The Place To Be

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Yes we often aspire to higher heights but once we reach the moon and have left everything and everyone behind did we truly find the promised land? How does the land that you inhabit right now feel to you? It should feel good because you’re here/there, you’re Grown and quite honestly that’s all you need. It’s not about status or keeping up appearances, it’s about being, your being, being human a human being. A good one(not perfect). A Grown one(not elitist/superior). Someone committed to just being and to let others be in a way that helps them thrive, for when…
  • Stevie Wonder – 1976 Listening Party – Songs In The Key Of Life

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    As I stumble onto things when I peruse You Tube, I am always compelled to share. This here… I cannot even imagine what it must have felt like to be in this place, to hear this music for the first time. I often try to avoid waxing nostalgic, but this is when music was an event, I miss that. Greatness personified.
  • New Music: Charlie Wilson: “Goodnight Kisses”

    DJKKC<br><img src="" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Uncle” Charlie Wilson has been blessed to stay current but to never try too hard. Enjoy his new single, “Goodnight Kisses”.
  • Grown Enough to understand that Integrity is not everything, it’s the only thing

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    It’s not just what you do that makes you Grown, it’s how you do it. We’ve talked about spirit here before, if the spirit is right that you can best be certain that it’s being guided by integrity. There are always shortcuts, workarounds and the like but if they are used in a manner that is duplicitous it might get you there quicker but you won’t stay and people will not only not remember you they will actually choose to forget you. Make a choice, we’ve all be given that right. When you are truly Grown you err on the side of integrity(what is the right thing…
  • You Make The Call: Tamar Braxton: “Let Me Know” feat. Future

    DJKKC<br><img src="" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Check out “Let Me Know” by Tamar Braxton featuring Future. We’re on the fence about this one, because she hit us so hard in the head (in a good way) with “Love and War” (the single). But we don’t wanna be stuck in the past and not every song can be a roaring ballad so, Grown Folks, you make the call. Is it hot or not? Does Future enhance the track or did Ms. Braxton not need any help dot com?
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    Downtown Lobby

  • Ultimate Breaks & Beats w/ Biz Markie, Peanut Butter Wolf & More

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Ultimate Breaks and Beats will have some of the best hip hop DJs throwing down all vinyl 45 sets. Who can you expect to see behind the decks? Biz Markie, Peanut Butter Wolf, J. Rocc, Break Beat Lou and other special guests are all on the bill. This will all be taking place on Sunday, November 23rd at the Echoplex. This is the type of night that an of you vinyl junkies and hip hop heads are not going to want to miss out on.  Tickets for Ultimate Breaks and Beats at the Echoplex are available to buy online now through Ticketfly. Ticket prices are set at $15.00 plus any additional service…
  • Jhene Aiko To Headline Club Nokia

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Los Angeles local Jhene Aiko has had an amazing 2014 and with the release of her full length debut album Souled Out we can expect to see a lot more from the singer-songwriter. She already announced a headlining show over at Club Nokia on Friday, December 12th and it is not to be missed! Joining Jhene Aiko will be SZA and The Internet to kick off the night. In the meantime we highly suggest you check out our favorite single, “The Pressure”, which is streaming below. Tickets to see Jhene Aiko perform at Club Nokia will be going up for grabs starting on Friday, October 24th…
  • Ryan Adams Adds Two Wiltern Shows

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Ryan Adams added on even more local shows to his tour schedule. He’s already set to perform at the Fox Theater in Pomona on December 11th and announced two more shows here in Los Angeles in support of his fourteenth self-titled album. You’ll be able to catch Ryan Adams when he takes the stage of the Wiltern on December 17th and 18th. So far the Pomona show is the only one that will feature special guest Jenny Lewis to open up the night. You can check out the video to Ryan Adams' latest single “Gimme Something Good” after the jump below. Tickets to see Ryan Adams…
  • Contest: Wildcat! Wildcat! @ El Rey Theatre

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Wildcat! Wildcat! will bring their fall tour into town tonight for a show in support of their debut album No Moon At All. You can catch them when they perform on Tuesday, October 21st at the El Rey Theatre along with White Hinterland and DJ Bumbaclot who will warm things up. Tickets are still available to purchase online now through AXS for $20.00 plus any additional service fees. But we have a couple pairs of tickets to pass down to you guys and get you in to see Wildcat! Wildcat! for free! All you have to do to score these Wildcat! Wildcat! tickets is send us a quick email. Contact us at…
  • The Budos Band Coming To The Regent

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:22 pm
    The afro-soul collective known as The Budos Band are preparing to release their next album Burnt Offering this month, and will be touring in suport of the new record. The band have plans on returning to Los Angeles for a show on Friday, January 16th at The Regent Theater in Downtown. If you haven’t had a chanc to catch The Budos Band during their previous L.A. visits, you’re not going to want to miss out on their raw funky performance that will possess your feet on the dance floor. Tickets to see The Budos Band at The Regent will be going on sale starting on Friday, October 24th…
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    Music Consultant

  • Welcome to the New Music Consultant Site!

    Rick Goetz
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am is now Music Consultant, a boutique music marketing firm consisting of Rick Goetz, Marty Maidenberg and Julia Rogers. We hope you’ll enjoy our revamped website and the host of brand-new services we are now offering artists to empower them to develop enduring artist careers.   Don’t worry: All the quality articles about building a long-lasting career in music are still here on our site blog. And in the coming days and weeks, we’ll start putting up fresh interviews with a host of music industry executives, musicians, artists and others as well as articles to help…
  • SoundCloud Music Licensing, Music Tax Credits and U2 Free Album News, October 12, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    SoundCloud failed to strike a licensing deal with major record labels. Also, the music industry announced it is seeking tax breaks for music creators in New York. And U2’s free album giveaway on iTunes was a major marketing win, despite initial user complaints.   SoundCloud’s Negotiations with Major Labels Failing Popular audio streaming service SoundCloud hit a snag while trying to license music from major labels last week, as its negotiations with Universal, Sony and Warner broke down. According to the Financial Times, the three major record companies are waiting for SoundCloud to…
  • Working with Digital Music Distributors

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

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

    Rick Goetz
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    This interview was originally published in July, 2011.   Matt Pincus is the founder and CEO of Songs Music Publishing,  a New York City- and L.A.-based publishing firm. In Part I of this interview, Matt talked about his history in the music industry and the evolution of Songs, the publishing industry and synchronization licensing. In Part II, Matt delivers some advice for artists, songwriters and producers who are interested in going after publishing deals and offers some projections about where he thinks the publishing industry is headed in the future.   Musician Coaching: What…
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    ClickitTicket Blog

  • Fleetwood Mac And The Other Elder Statesmen Of Rock

    My name
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Fleetwood Mac And The Other Elder Statesmen Of Rock On Oct. 18, at the end of a Fleetwood Mac concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Mick Fleetwood proclaimed “The Mac Is Back.” Despite the fact that Fleetwood Mac toured in 2013, Mick is one-hundred percent correct.  The band has been restored to its classic lineup thanks to the return of Christine McVie (nee Perfect).  McVie left the group in 1998 partly due to an intense fear of flying.  That’s not the phobia to have if you’re a member of a band that performs all over the world.  She has…
  • The Who And Their 50th Anniversary Timeline

    My name
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The Who And Their 50th Anniversary Timeline It’s little sad.  Roger Daltrey calls The Who’s upcoming North American tour “the beginning of the long goodbye.”  Okay, maybe it’s not that sad.  The Who have had a pretty good run, and they’re definitely well beyond their prime.  Still, it pulls at the heart strings when one of the all-time greats hangs them up (or at least threatens to). The Who are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a lengthy trip around the New World.  The first leg begins April 15 in Tampa, Florida and ends May…
  • Melissa Etheridge Banned From Book Store For Being Too Sexy

    My name
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Melissa Etheridge Banned From Book Store For Being Too Sexy During her upcoming tour, you’ll be able to hear any song Melissa Etheridge wishes to play.  The singer-songwriter kicks off a 25-date trek of the U.S. on Nov. 2.  It ends Dec. 12.  Look for Etheridge to perform all over the country including venues in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Houston, and Los Angeles. When the curtain goes up, you can rest easy that the “Man” won’t be there to unplug her amp or silence her microphone.  You can’t say the same thing when you’re…
  • Steve Wonder Isn’t Blind Says Conspiracy Theorists

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

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

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

    Madd Man
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    By using article marketing correctly, you will greatly increase the traffic to your site. Many business owners are confused about how article promotion works, though. Take the mystery out of article promotion by reading the following advice. Even if you are pushing a product, your articles should be fun to read. Create your own style and make sure your readers find it friendly and warm. While the most technical of topics may seem formal, they’ll actually be more effective if they’re not. Do not alienate your readers with boring content. nullDon’t pack too much into the…
  • Quit Guessing At It And Use These Article Marketing Methods To Succeed

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

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

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

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    2 Mar 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Welcome I hope you enjoy this site. This is my first post as I get my website going. I love talking so please let contact me with your concepts. I would enjoy to establish a meaningful relationship with all my readers. Exactly how should I go about doing this on the internet? Exactly what would you like me to add to this website? I have my views however want to consider your own views of what to include? Whilst I such as thinking deeply– I likewise like to act, so this website will have a lot about ideas that can be executed rapidly. Here are some concepts. Use Article Marketing To…
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    Saxophone - Sax Station

  • Saxophone Experiment: Blue Note in a Melody

    12 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    New sax video lesson showing what difference a single blue note can make in a melody. The melody, which is likely familiar, is played without the blue note and then with it added in. Understanding blue notes is important for musicians! If you’re interested in more, follow this link What are your questions about bluesing out on saxophone? (grooving/playing in the pocket) Related Posts:How to Figure Out Happy Birthday on Tenor SaxophoneHow to Figure Out Happy Birthday on Alto SaxophoneSaxophone Notes & Diagrams QuestionHow to Play Zelda Theme by Kōji Kondō on Saxophone,…
  • Embouchure & Front Teeth While Playing Saxophone Question

    12 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Question: Hello, I’m a beginner in saxophone and have a very specific question about the involvement of front teeth while playing the saxophone. After around a month of practicing I had an unfortunate accident and 2 of my front teeth (one central and one lateral incisor) are broken. I didn’t get implants but did root canal treatment, which means the nerves are taken already, but the vibration of the sax when I want to practice still makes them hurt. There is no medical solution to this, and I’d like to ask a more functional question: Should I go ahead and try different…
  • How to Play Europa (first phrase) on Saxophone. By Santana, famous version by Gato Barbieri

    24 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Try learning this phrase of the melody by ear, first note is given. You can learn one key or both keys. Santana version: Alto: E A B C B A G F Tenor: A D E F E D C Bb   Gato Barbieri version: Alto: B E F# G E D C Tenor: E A B C A G F Related Posts:Gato Barbieri Last Tango in ParisHow to Play Zelda Theme by Kōji Kondō on Saxophone, first…How to Play Fly Me to the Moon on Sax by Bart Howard (first…How to Play Saxophone – First Phrase of Nature Boy by…How to Play Chameleon by Herbie Hancock on Sax (first…
  • “How do you get a loud sound (on saxophone) without losing a good tone?”

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Question/conversation: How do you get a loud sound (on saxophone) without losing a good tone? Sincerely, Sarah Jordan What mouthpiece and reed (type and number) are you using? -Neal I use a Yamaha  mouth piece ( alto), A 1, and a 2 Rico reed Sincerely, Sarah Jordan What you could do right now is try a harder reed, 2.5, maybe 3. -Neal Mouthpiece/reed setup Let’s look at the space between the reed and the mouthpiece. The reed vibrates in that space. The more air you put through the horn, the more the reed will vibrate and the more sound you will create. Limit There is a limit to how much…
  • Neck Pain on Saxophone? Video and links for Sax Harnesses

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

  • Gwen Stefani previews Pharrell-produced ‘Spark The Fire’ (snippet)

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    Gwen Stefani‘s sweeping comeback single ‘Baby Don’t Lie‘ is aiming for mainstream radio, but she hasn’t sworn off her urban sound. Check out a preview of ‘Spark The Fire‘, produced by Pharrell Williams. “It literally is the song that explains everything that’s going on in my life right now in this surreal way” - Gwen shared the clip during Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. Pharrell was also involved in Stefani’s previous hits ‘Hollaback Girl’ and ‘Wind It Up’.
  • Watch: Gwen Stefani premieres video for ‘Baby Don’t Lie’

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Gwen Stefani is on a roll. Her comeback single, Baby Don’t Lie, premiered over the weekend and two days later we have the video. While the song isn’t as wacky as ‘Wind It Up‘ or ‘What Are You Waiting For‘, Gwen is taking us to Oz and its yellow brick road, albeit heavily digitised. Sadly it looks rather compressed even in HD so we’re not sure what’s going on – a stylistic choice perhaps? Anyway it’s Gwen in front of a dodgy screensaver, essentially. Check out the Check out the Sophie Muller directed video above.  
  • Lyric Video: Tulisa returns with new single ‘Living Without You’

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Tulisa releases her new single ‘Living Without You‘ on December 7th, and if the accompanying promo image is anything to go by, she’s got a new head to go with it. Seriously – is it Tulisa? Lindsay Lohan? Tamara Ecclestone? As for the song – it’s certainly not ashamed to ride the ’90s dance bandwagon, but that’s no bad thing.
  • Watch: Olly Murs performs ‘Wrapped Up’ on X Factor Australia

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    Olly Murs will no doubt bring this exact performance of ‘Wrapped Up‘ to X Factor UK, but if you can’t wait, here it is on X Factor Oz.
  • Watch: Jessie J does ‘Bang Bang’ while Maroon 5 perform ‘Animals’ on X Factor UK

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    Thank goodness for the guest slots on X Factor‘s Sunday evening show. Jessie J and Maroon 5 – who last night performed ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Animals’, respectively – were far more interesting than any of the contestants…
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    Milky Tea Kid Music Blog

  • Review: Filthy Fox Festival Survival Kit

    8 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    Review by Hester Smale The Filthy Fox Festival Survival Kit is a pretty cool box of things to keep warm, keep clean and wee in! Yep, you read that right. It’s a small package but delivers everything needed to make a 3-day festival seem a bit less grimy! I took it to Beautiful Days with my husband and three month old baby, so sadly the condoms were not so useful, but waking up and using the waterless body wash made me feel human. You just slap it on, lather it up then towel it off, leaving you much refreshed. The toilets at this festival were not as vile as others, but still not the most…
  • Spotlight On… Southern

    8 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Every now and again you come across a band that is worth taking note of, worth spending some time listening to, and worth keeping track of. Southern are that band for me at the moment. They’re sultry, gritty and a little bit dirty. The Belfast-born, Liverpool-based brother and sister band Thom and Lucy, are crossing genres and finding a place in the current music scene. Southern have unveiled the stunning video for their new single ‘Where I Want To Be’, which is released on the 18th August. This new single is fronted by the Thom sung ‘Where I Want To Be’, a track that…
  • Chrissie Hynde Releases New Song with Neil Young

    5 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    On 15th September we will see a new release from legendary Chrissie Hynde called ‘Down The Wrong Way‘. It also features another legend in the form of Neil Young on guitar! Not too bad, ey? Chrissie said, “I know Neil, I’ve toured with him and he’s always been so sweet and friendly to me. But when you’re talking about one of the Gods, it doesn’t seem like something you’d do to just pick up the phone and call someone like that. But then I thought, I should do, because he’s a friend of mine. Neil came down, plugged in and played the song and everyone’s mind was…
  • Album Review: Ske-Dat-De-Dat… The Spirit of Satch by Dr. John

    Tom Caswell
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    Review by: Tom Caswell Photo: Bruce Weber I haven’t heard an album packed full of so much groove and style in a while, this is something special. I’m not the biggest listener of Dr. John but ‘Ske-Dat-De-Dat… The Spirit of Satch‘ got me hooked from the very start. Dedicated to one of Dr. John’s main influences, Louis Armstrong, ‘Ske-Dat-De-Dat‘ is nothing but a joy to listen to from the second it starts to the second it ends. The opening track, ‘What A Wonderful World‘, is obviously one of Louis Armstrong’s signature tracks and it’s often…
  • Shura Releases ‘Just Once’ New Follow Up Single to Hit Debut

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    We first became aware of singer, producer and video editor Shura back in April, when her debut track ‘Touch‘ was a great success with a positive Internet reaction and over 1 million plays. Radio 1 and 6Music played ‘Touch‘ a fair few times without the need of a radio plugger, and she’s presently unsigned. Just goes to show the power a good song matched with an interesting video has. Her new song ‘Just Once‘, is just as good and sticks to her smooth electro style. Info on a video to accompany it is still to come, so I wonder what style it will be in…
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    Eleven Magazine

  • Concert Review: Ty Segall at Thalia Hall in Chicago, September 23  

    Hugh Scott
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    By Bob McMahon Photos by Lee Klawans Ty Segall has diversified his sound in recent years. The ever-prolific musician, normally known for fist-pumping garage rock, pulled a Sea Change with last year’s haunting, mostly acoustic Sleeper, and this year’s 17-track behemoth Manipulator found him adding flourishes like strings to an attack that increasingly draws from different permutations of 20th-century guitar-based music. But you’d be forgiven for not noticing this at Tuesday’s Thalia Hall concert. Segall wisely picked a set heavy on his most balls-out rock songs and emphasized the most…

    Hugh Scott
    4 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Desert Noises w/Modern Kin The DUCK ROOM  September 28th, 2014 Utah-based rock group Desert Noises don’t do things the hard way. They take their time getting into town, setting up their gear, opening up a main riff. They enjoy themselves. There’s no rush about them or sense of impending doom, no fear of rejection. They’ve been playing together since their teens and they’re very comfortable on stage and off, both with each other and their fans.  And they’re young as hell. Probably not so young as other indie bands that burned bright quickly only to fade away (The RedWalls come to…
  • Pokey LaFarge brings the Central Time Tour home

    Hugh Scott
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    It felt like a mid-summer evening in San Francisco.  That is, it was cold and misty.  The unseasonable chill did little to dampen the crowd as it’s hometown hero, Pokey LaFarge, his band and a bunch of other like-minded musicians swung through town on the “Central Time Tour”.  The lineup up is curated perfectly to sync with LaFarge’s now well-known sound, style and attitude.  Don Flemons, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops played MC for the day and there is not a more perfect choice for the job. Flemons is no FM radio DJ struggling to cram catchphrases into…
  • What Would the Community Think? Cat Power’s surprise benefit show at The Firebird

    Hugh Scott
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Text by James Kane  Photos by Gretchen Robinette Cat Power’s Chan Marshall arrives in St. Louis to raise funds and spirits for the community protesting the death of Michael Brown I just handed in a sizable cash donation to a Ferguson church near Canfield Apartments — revenue from two impromptu benefit shows by Cat Power and The Dirty Delta Blues Band held Sunday, August 24 in St. Louis at The Firebird. Chan Marshall, Cat Power’s singer, songwriter and creative center of gravity, wanted to deliver the proceeds personally on Monday, but we arrived to find the worship hall locked up and…
  • INTRODUCING: Beauty Pageant

    Hugh Scott
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Noise annoys. That’s what your mom says. But apparently, Beauty Pageant didn’t get the memo. From oil drums and hubcaps to amplifier feedback and screams, the collective utilizes everything in their power to create a sonic landscape that toes carefully the line between harmony and chaos. In an age where the digital reigns supreme and recordings run rampant over Bandcamp and SoundCloud, the scant releases by Beauty Pageant serve to emphasize the importance of live performance, a give and take between artist and audience that would be lost in a room full of microphones. The group’s…
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  • ReFresh Project Celebrates Winning Green Garden Contest

    OffBeat Staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Posted by OffBeat Staff on On Saturday, October 25, the ReFresh Project will host a Preview Party and Community Farm Ribbon Cutting, an event in celebration of the project’s first place win in the first-ever national Garnier Green Garden Contest. A second line parade will kick off the event at noon, followed by the ribbon cutting of the farm and a full day of family activities, music, demonstrations and food from various community partners, continuing until 5pm. The contest was put on by a partnership between Garnier, a L’Oréal beauty products brand, and TerraCycle, a…
  • Christian Scott Live at Snug Harbor October 25

    Lemar Arceneaux
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Posted by Lemar Arceneaux on On October 25, the Christian Scott Quintet will be performing live at Snug Harbor. Christian aTunde Adjuah. Photo by Delphine Diallo. This is one of the very rare local gigs that Christian aTunde Adjuah (his more recent title) has put on since his homecoming earlier this year. Despite the fact that he was born and raised in New Orleans, we seldom get the benefits of experiencing his live performances. The self expression and complex compositional matter that can be found throughout his over 10 year discography have allowed him to be appreciated by…
  • Photos: 11th Annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival

    OffBeat Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    Posted by OffBeat Staff on The 11th annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival brought some of the biggest and best Louisiana musicians to Houma to help shine a light on Louisiana’s vanishing wetlands from October 10-12, 2014. Spearheaded by Tab Benoit, the festival included performances by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone, Lil Buck Sinegal, Guitar Slim, Jr., and many more. Check out these photos from the festival by accomplished phtographer Jef Jaisun. All photos by Jef Jaisun. Click here to view the gallery on Flickr The post Photos: 11th Annual Voice of the Wetlands…
  • Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways Premieres on HBO

    Stephen Maloney
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Posted by Stephen Maloney on The Foo Fighters passed through New Orleans as part of their Sonic Highways project in May, and we’re set to get a look at the finished product as the first episode of the documentary series premieres on HBO. Photo by Julia Pretus The Foo Fighters managed to play a secret show at Preservation Hall, which Jonathan Pretus profiled for OffBeat in the aptly titled post “The Foo Fighters Rock Preservation Hall.” In addition to New Orleans, the band stopped in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., recording…
  • Prospect.3: Notes for Now Begins October 25

    OffBeat Staff
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    Posted by OffBeat Staff on On October 25,  Prospect New Orleans’ “Prospect.3: Notes for Now” will kick off with a ribbon cutting and second-line parade, all set to begin at Washington Square Park. P.3 will be an ongoing event, consisting of several shows and art installations at various universities, museums, and art galleries throughout the city. The festivities will run until January 25. The event contains a variety of works from over 50 artists from around the globe, at 18 venues around town. Prospect New Orleans, the international contemporary art biennial, will host a…
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  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Tee Shirt

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

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

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

    Kelvin Cook
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    This sounds like it might be good, i'm amazed by the sound of Mud Morganfield, he sounds just like his dad.For Pops (A Tribute To Muddy Waters)
  • John Coltrane Tee Shirt

    Kelvin Cook
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    John Coltrane - Focused Overdye T-ShirtJohn Coltrane strikes a contemplative pose in a unique orange and green woodgrain logo graphic on the front of this grey/blue, 100% cotton t-shirt from Jim Marshall Clothing. Hand-crafted and featuring impeccable design and construction, this is a must-have for any fan of jazz's most innovative genius.Old Glory Tee Shirts and Stuff @
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    Megatrax Blog

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

    Megatrax Crew
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    An Elections-Themed Song Stuff by Cary Ginell The recent broadcast of Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts” PBS series has brought new attention to the lives and presidencies of cousins Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt. One of the aspects of FDR’s unprecedented four national elections was the role music played in his campaigns. The years of FDR’s presidency were the high water mark of political campaign songs. Each of the four campaigns: 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944, had a distinctive flavor, featuring songs meant to inspire votes in favor of or against FDR. Over 400 songs dealing with…
  • Epic. Dark. Modern. Heavy: Mitch Marlow Produces Two New Releases for Megatrax with A Serious Rock Pedigree

    Megatrax Crew
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Mitch Marlow might be known for his time with Filter or He Is Legend, but with the release of two new Megatrax releases, (MX298) Top Charts 4: Epic Dark Rock and (MX299) Top Charts 5: Modern Heavy Rock, he joins the ranks of our pedigreed producers. Writing, mixing and engineering most of the cues on these albums, Mitch (along with Megatrax CCO & Executive Producer of these albums, JC Dwyer) took the lead with an incredibly talented group of artists from Fuel, Filter, Smile Empty Soul, Bleeding Through, Orgy, Domenica, Godhead and more. Says Mitch, “We wanted it to sound like a legit…
  • Song Bites 8: Radio-Ready Urban Sounds Ready to Rock You NOW

    Megatrax Crew
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Producer Christian Salyer knows what’s hot, and his latest entry in the Song Bites series for the Beat Bites catalog is so good, you won’t believe this isn’t a playlist of chart-topping radio hits. We caught up with Christian to learn more about this release, featuring soulful R&B, hip-hop, pop, and dance songs, and more. Megatrax Blog: What characteristics define the Song Bites series, versus Sugar-Free Beats or Movie Munchies? Christian Salyer: Song Bites series features full Songs with Vocals based on what’s hot in modern radio and urban-based culture. The songs are written to…
  • YOU ASKED FOR IT! Executive Producer Ron Mendelsohn Sounds Off on Megatrax’s Latest Client Request Album

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

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

  • Lil Wayne Celebrates The Game’s Latest Album At LIV With Kirko Bangz & Flo Rida [Videos]

    Danny M
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    On October 19th, Lil Wayne was in attendance at LIV nightclub in Miami, Florida to show support to The Game, who was celebrating the release of his Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf compilation. I posted up some pictures of Weezy F Baby at the nightclub earlier today, which you can check out here, but in this post you can view plenty of Instagram clips of Weezy at the club. Tune can be seen in a few of the videos rapping along to his own single “Bitches Love Me“, Future’s “Move That Dope“, ILOVEMAKONNEN’s “Tuesday“, Drake’s “0 To…
  • Lil Wayne Attends LIV Nightclub For The Game’s Album Release Party With Travis Scott, Kirko Bangz & Others

    Danny M
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Lil Wayne attended LIV nightclub in Miami, Florida on October 19th for “LIV on Sunday’s” and to celebrate The Game‘s Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf album release. Also joining Tunechi and Game at the nightclub was Travis Scott, Kirko Bangz, Busta Rhymes, Mack Maine, Marley G, Hood, DJ Stevie J, Avante Rose, Erica Dixon from “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”, and others. You can view more photos of Weezy F Baby at LIV after the jump below, courtesy of Producer Hurracane. I will post up some footage later today!
  • French Montana, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross Shoot A Music Video For “Gucci Mane”

    Danny M
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    We first heard about this single back in May when it was originally called “Lose It“, but now the song has been renamed to “Gucci Mane” and it looks like it will be released soon. Late last night, French Montana, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross shot a music video for the collaboration that will include cameos from DJ Khaled, Mack Maine and Lil Durk. You can view a behind the scenes clip, as well as a few more photos from the “Gucci Mane” video shoot after the jump below!
  • Lil Wayne To Host A “Tha Carter V” Pre-Release Party At Jax Brewery In New Orleans

    Danny M
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    Next Sunday on October 26th, Lil Wayne will be hosting a party at the Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar in New Orleans, Louisiana from 10:00PM to 4:00AM. Weezy F Baby will be at the Jax Brewery to celebrate his upcoming Tha Carter V album, due to be released next Tuesday, and to celebrate his homie T@‘s birthday. If you wish to attend this party, you can purchase tickets online here! Pre-sale tickets cost $80.00, pre-sale VIP tickets cost $180.00, and VIP section tickets cost $750.00.
  • Family Guy Reference Lil Wayne In Their “Baking Bad” Episode [Video]

    Danny M
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    Last night, the premiere of Family Guy‘s season 13 episode 3 called “Baking Bad” premiered on television. During this episode, there was a Lil Wayne reference (and possibly an insult) made by Stewie Griffin after Brian Griffin gives him a capful of cough syrup. “Oh, so this is what Lil Wayne keeps almost dying from.” I know The Cleveland Show has referenced Weezy F Baby a few times in their show, but as far as I am aware, this is the first time that Weezy has been mentioned in Family Guy. You can watch the clip from last night below! Thanks to Richard for the…
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  • 9 Effective Networking Tips For Composers

    Corey Koehler
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    photo: The very thought of stepping outside the comfort of your studio can be daunting for a lot of musicians. We spend so much time tweaking snare drums, and gawping at expensive gear that we can’t afford, that it becomes too easy to forget that there’s a whole world outside filled with people that may […] The post 9 Effective Networking Tips For Composers appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • U2, iTunes and Christian Hair Metal Frontman Michael Sweet

    Corey Koehler
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Stryper’s Michael Sweet says the U2 – iTunes marketing approach for their new album “devalues music.” It is an interesting take on the whole U2 – iTunes promotion. You can read all about here: I wonder if he – and Sharon Osbourne who is also mentioned in the article – would have turned Apple […] The post U2, iTunes and Christian Hair Metal Frontman Michael Sweet appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • 4 Reasons You Should Sell Your Music by The Single

    Corey Koehler
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ever think to sell your music by the single? Or have you ever think about re-releasing some of your album cuts as singles? If not you should be. Why? Aside from the fact that fans are starting to shun albums, here are 4 pretty good reasons.. 1) You Stay Relevant Assuming you are not god, […] The post 4 Reasons You Should Sell Your Music by The Single appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • 5 Tell Tale Signs a Company Would Hire You To Compose Their Music

    Corey Koehler
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    If you’re looking to get into making music for media, there are a few things to consider before you start deciding who to contact in the search for work. It’s good practice to spend some time considering which companies would be most likely to need your services as a composer. This can end up saving […] The post 5 Tell Tale Signs a Company Would Hire You To Compose Their Music appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • High Quality Streaming Audio Coming To America

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

  • Here’s the New STICK TO YOUR GUNS Video for “Nobody”

    Ryan Minic
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    It’s on its way! The forthcoming album from Stick To Your Guns is set to be released early next year. It’s called Disobedient and according to the band is “a different Stick To Your Guns but it’s the same Stick To Your Guns.” We can get down with that. In a couple weeks STYG will cross the pond for the Never Say Die Tour, a UK/EU trek with Terror, Comeback Kid, Obey The Brave, and more. Here’s a video for their new track “Nobody.” Disobedient comes out on February 10th via Sumerian. Never Say Die Tour (Europe) w/ STYG: Oct 31 Wiesbaden, GER @…

    Ryan Minic
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Early next year August Burns Red will be headlining the Frozen Flame tour with Miss May I, Northlane, and ERRA. The trek is a lengthy one that will also hit a number of stops in Canada. Here’s how it goes: Jan 22 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage Jan 23 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza Jan 24 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall Jan 25 Boston, MA @ House of Blues Jan 27 Quebec, QC @ Imperial De Quebec Jan 28 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis Jan 29 Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre Jan 30 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre Jan 31 London, ON @ London Music Hall Feb 01 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall…
  • Guess What? VISITORS are Writing a New Album

    Ryan Minic
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Don’t be deceived by their name — Visitors are here to stay. The Salt Lake City band took us by surprise this past spring with the release of their first proper EP, Blueshift. Picking up where HRVRD left off, they may in fact be one of the most promising bands to emerge since the invention of Instagram. The group is currently at work writing a full-length album, a follow up release to Blueshift. It’s expected out sometime next year. You’ll wanna keep your eyes open for this one. While we wait for new material, here’s a stream of Blueshift in its entirety.
  • NIGHT VERSES & NORMA JEAN are BFFs; More Tour Dates Announced

    Ryan Minic
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Night Verses and Norma Jean have done numerous shows together this year, and more keep coming in. In November the pair will be meeting up again for another round of tour dates. Here’s how it looks so far: Nov 05 Tulsa, OK @ Yeti Nov 06 Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s Saloon Nov 08 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Nov 09 Abilene, TX @ The 22 Nov 10 El Paso, TX @ Electric Banana Nov 11 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole Nov 12 Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock
  • New ORBS! Hear “These People Are Animals” & “Picked Apart By Time”

    Ryan Minic
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    It’s here! A tasty little appetizer from Orbs, the band that features members of Between The Buried And Me and ex-Fear Before. We haven’t shut up about them since they came out with their 2010 album Asleep Next To Science, and now we’ve got a taste of their first new music in years. The band put out their new 7″ called These People Are Animals, a precursor to their long-awaited forthcoming studio album. It includes two songs, “These People Are Animals” and “Picked Apart By Time.” You can get the vinyl here along with some new merch.
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    Obsessed Magazine » Music

  • Kim Gordon Breaks The Silence with New Memoir

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

    Israel Daramola
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    THE WHO Nas, Jabari “Jungle” Jones, Q-Tip, Large Professor, Pete Rock THE WHAT “NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC” captures the creative process and evolution of a young Nas in his entrance into rap success and Hip-Hop legend that came about through his debut Illmatic. Twenty years later, Nas returns to his childhood home in Queensbridge, to share stories of his upbringing, his influences and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 19. THE BIG DEAL Illmatic is a classic album. Even if I’d never listened to it enough times to make my head explode,…
  • Best in Covers: Johnny Depp’s “Mother,” Arcade Fire’s “In The Air Tonight” and More

    Tricia Callahan
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Whether it’s to launch a new artist, to gain “street cred” or to show off your eclectic music interest/influence, it seems like covers are becoming a thing these days. From huge pop stars (Miley Cyrus) to movie stars (Johnny Depp), here are five of Obsessed’s  favorite covers this week. Lorde Covering Kayne West “Hold My Liquor” Who wouldn’t trust something coming from the lips of New Zealand’s youngest queen of songwriters? Changing an auto tune-centric Kayne West track to a breezy powerful storm is something only Lorde is capable of. Ryan…
  • Kanye West Teaches a Class About Fashion Design

    Meets Obsession
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    Proving that those who can’t, teach — Kanye West spent last Friday at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College sharing his fashion knowledge to eager students as part of his court-mandated community service. For real, Kanye is teaching, y’all. And while we were imagining what his syllabus might look like – FR     Sept 19:  1   How I Discovered the Black Leather Jogging Pant and everything else MN   Sept 20:  2   Imma Let You Finish that Patternmaking, Girl TU     Sept 21:  3   How to Dress Your Reality Star Girl WD   Sept 22:  4   How to be Shakespeare in…
  • Class Of 2013: Meet DC’s Best In Punk

    Tricia Callahan
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    For some, it’s an enigma: loud, crass, tastelessly tasteful, and all things anti-authority and anti-establishment. Not easily defined, punk gained ground in a 70s England, when music, DIY fashion and anarchy defined a generation. Propelled by hardcore punk band Bad Brains and Ian MacKaye, who owns DC-bred record label Dischord, the relationship between Washington, DC and punk – particularly hardcore and the straight-edge movement – is closer than you might imagine. In the 80s, MacKaye gave birth to the straight-edge movement through his band Minor Threat. Born out of frustration…
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    From the front of the choir

  • Is one of your choir sections thin on the ground? 10 ways to find more singers to fill the gaps

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Many of us are in choirs where a particular section needs bolstering. In my case it’s a lack of altos, for others it might be too few tenors.Here are 10 ideas for beefing up a particular voice part.Before you go to the trouble of trying to find singers from outside your choir, you might find that the people you want are right under your nose.1. recruit from withinDo a range test for the whole choir. You can make this a fun journey of discovery. I did it once and a soprano discovered that she had an amazing tenor voice, and one of the tenor women found she could singer higher than any of the…
  • Keep it to yourself! – why colds, singing and choirs don’t mix

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    ’Tis the season to be poorly. A warm rehearsal room is the ideal place to spread coughs and sneezes, especially with all that deep breathing and standing close together.Sneeze by James GathanySo what should you do when you come down with a bug: soldier on or stay away? It depends how bad it is. Let’s look at your options.Everyone gets sniffles of varying degrees at this time of year, perhaps you even get man flu.If it’s just a cold then you’ll usually manage to drag yourself into work and maybe even have enough energy to haul your poor sick body along to choir. “What a loyal choir…
  • Using feedback forms for choirs and singing workshops

    6 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    You get what you ask for, so be careful how you seek feedback!photo by Howard LakeWhen designing feedback forms, less is more. Here’s why.When I first started my own residential singing weekends I knew that I needed feedback to help me improve the next time, especially if I’d not used a particular venue before.I started by copying feedback forms that other course venues and workshop leaders use. Often these consisted of lots of boxes to tick and plenty of detailed questioning.I soon realised that most people hate filling these things in and really don’t spend much time thinking about…
  • How to get your choir to pay attention to you (and stop chatting!)

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    At the beginning of each choir session it’s as if the singers have not seen each other for years. They’re chatting away having a fine time of by barçalunacyTrouble is, you’ll have to put an end to that in order to get started. How do you get their attention with all that noise?Lots of socialising and chit chat is a sign that you have a really cohesive group (see If there’s too much talking in your choir, something must be right) and such socialising should be encouraged.But there’s a time and a place for everything (tea break? pub afterwards?) and you need to get…
  • How to sing – 10 habits of successful professional singers

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

  • Gengahr – Bathed In Light

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

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

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

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

    7 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Deep in the dark corners of South London situates everyone’s favourite elaborately decorated pub, The Windmill. Half tiki bar half vintage elegance this venue is not much to look at in terms of its aesthetics but it does have its quirky charm. A rare gem south of the river this venue has a nice intimate feel for gigs and for another year running plays host to It’s All Happening’s Half Dayer. With an eclectic line up to cover everyone’s tastes buds, Walrus favourites and lo-fi surf rockers Best Friends head up this year’s line-up. Playing alongside are 2014 ones to watch…
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    Feast of Music

  • Museum Music: Ryoji Ikeda's "superposition" at the Met Museum; Sound/Source at MoMA PS1

    Peter Matthews
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Are art museums the new concert halls? Not exactly, but, there is a long and storied tradition of presenting live music in art galleries and museums. Particularly in the realm of new music: early shows by Steve Reich and Philip Glass were held at SoHo's Paula Cooper Gallery, and the first Bang on a Can Marathon took place at Exit Art. (The BOAC Summer Marathon still takes place each July at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA.) But, the connection between music and art goes back much further. Indeed, the Metropolitan Museum of Art boasts the oldest continuous major concert series in NYC (who…
  • FREE TICKETS: The Joshua Light Show at NYU Skirball

    Robert Leeper
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    On October 23-25, NYU Skirball welcomes back The Joshua Light Show, “the most psychedelic light show of all time" (Rolling Stone). This year's 3-day festival of liquid light visuals features an impressive lineup of modern musical luminaries ranging from the ethereal synthpop of Glasser, to the cosmic jazz of The Bad Plus, to art-punk pioneers Television. Individual show information here.  FoM is giving away 5 10 pairs of tickets to Glasser's show on 10/23 at 10pm. To win: 1. Email with the date and show you'd like to attend  -OR- 2.
  • White Light Festival: Basil Twist's "The Rite of Spring"

    Peter Matthews
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Ruth Fremson/The New York Times In 1998, I was working at the downtown arts center HERE when Basil Twist's Symphonie Fantastique premiered in a small black box theater in the basement. Billed as a "puppet show," I remember being skeptical about seeing Berlioz' hour-long masterpiece turned into some kind of phantasmagoria. It was unlike anything I've ever seen: using just a backlit water tank, Twist used a mix of feathers, glitter, slides, dyes, and other objects to conjure "a concert of forms." It was like watching a live version of…
  • Gotham Chamber Opera Revives Martinu...Again!

    Robert Leeper
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    by Robert Leeper Photo Credit: Richard Termine Despite frequent comparisons to the now-defunct City Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera has managed to avoid all of the baggage that comes with filling City Opera's void. The 13 year old GCO has made itself an essential part of the NYC opera landscape by continuing to do what it's always done: produce underperformed, high-quality chamber operas.  In 2003, the then two-year old company presented a double bill of short comic operas by the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu, to critical acclaim. Fast forward 11 years, and they have come around…
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    Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More

  • Tinashe’s Aquarius Album Make Standout Debut For R&B

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

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

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

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

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

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am With the video of Drake airballing being shopped around everywhere like the name of it was Superhead, people are wondering if this means his credibility has diminished. Has it? I wouldn’t go that far to say that he lost his street cred but it did hurt a little bit. Besides his bruised ego, Drake managed to hurt himself a tad with the airball heard ‘round the worl- America. Here’s the video. Pitchfork refers to this incident as the day that Drake’s career ended. I mean, his career didn’t end but he does lose the right to ever use another basketball reference in his…
  • A Bad Case of ‘Bride Brain’

    Riley Mc Daniel
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm Have you ever heard of “bride brain?” It is much like “baby brain,” where a pregnant woman kind of loses all brain capability—memory is shot, can’t focus, mistakenly puts the dirty laundry in the fridge and the milk in the washer. Get the picture? Bride brain is the same—minus the baby in the belly. cialis pills eli lilly I used to pride myself on my incredible memory; tell me something once and I’d remember it, no problem. Once I got engaged and the wedding planning was at full force, my brain turned to mush. I couldn’t remember…
  • Life After Graduation

    Riley Mc Daniel
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am Congratulations! You’ve graduated! You’ve survived grueling lectures, endless study sessions, and sleepless nights. Now that you have that crisp diploma in hand documenting all that you have accomplished, what do you do now? I wish I could tell you. I’ve been wondering the same thing since I graduated in November. That’s right—almost a year ago. WHAT DO I DO WITH MY LIFE? My diploma and all of my achievements have been sitting in a pile getting dustier by the day, mocking me. I only spent thousands upon THOUSANDS of dollars to get my…
  • Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg Exchange Words in Troubling Internet Dispute

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am What’s going on with Snoop and Iggy? What may have started out as schoolyard teasing has definitely escalated into something more fowl and dangerous. When Snoop posted this photo on Instagram, it didn’t take too kindly to Iggy whom responded with tweets. She responded with a trio of now deleted tweets: Iggy’s set of tweet regarding Snoop Dogg that has since been deleted Not exactly the type of beef one would consider to be on the level of Tupac and Biggie but the barrage of disrespectful memes posted by the over 20 year veteran on his Instagram account is out of…
  • Dear A&F: You Stink

    Riley Mc Daniel
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am Dear Abercrombie & Fitch, You stink. Quite literally. Every time I walk by your doors, your odor overwhelms my senses and initiates a headache so terrible that it’s as if my skull will crack open. Why do you feel the need to dump cases of cologne in your store? Exactly what is your goal here? To weed out the weak-sinused people? WHO EVEN SHOPS IN YOUR STORES? Do they all lack the ability to smell? And what about your employees? If gas masks aren’t part of the employee dress code, then surely there must be a fresh oxygen room in the back. What is it…
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  • Listen! CHVRCHES – Get Away

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    PHM favourites CHVRCHES have a new song for an interesting reworking of the Drive soundtrack. BBC Radio overlord Zane Lowe is revamping the soundtrack to the Ryan Gosling flick Drive, with the permission of the director, of course. Lowe’s curation project will include original music from SBTRKT, Foals, Banks, Laura Mvula, Jon Hopkins, The 1975, […]
  • Listen! Cold, Cold Heart – Wolf Eyes, You’re Staring

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    Some more music from the post-rock world. We have an act from the UK called Cold, Cold Heart (named after my ex-girlfriend, apparently). They play a mix of guitar, EBow, slide guitar, bass, 6-string bass, piano and synthesizer in their instrumental mixes. They have a track called Wolf Eyes, You’re Staring (a title that I […]
  • Weekend Music – Middle of October Playlist

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Et voila. 5 new tracks to turn up as loud as you can this weekend. 1. A glorious new tune from Bonobo’s upcoming new album. 2. Then things take a darker turn… this is a track from BBC1Xtra presenter Toddla T and Mélé. 3. If you’re a fan of Metalheadz-era drum and bass, check out Sacramento’s […]
  • Listen! Forever Cult – Yasmin / OceanOceanOcean

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Two tracks for you to check out from the band Forever Cult. Yup, it’s some double A-side action for you, which is not as kinky as it might sound. The Huddersfield, UK band just played Leeds and Reading festivals in the summer, and return with tracks Yasmin and OceanOceanOcean. I think they’re missing the fourth […]
  • Listen! MONO – Cyclone

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    More post-rock instrumental music by a group that excels at it. The band are MONO from Japan, and they’ve already dropped Where We Begin. If you recall, they are releasing TWO ALBUMS on the same day. A darker one, and a lighter one, which should be interesting given their atmospheric aesthetic. The new track is […]
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    Death and Taxes » Music

  • Chief Keef reportedly dropped from his label

    Alex Moore
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Chief Keef suggested that he’d been dropped from his label Interscope, 10 days before the release of his new record “Back From The Dead 2.” “I been dropped for a week now,” the 19-year-old says in a text message he screengrabbed and tweeted on Tuesday.He sounded defiant in subsequent tweets, suggesting he’d strike out on his own and self-release future albums. “100% of everything goes to me now,” he said. “Jimmy [Iovine] it was cool splitting it with U But u gave yo spot up!”Chief Keef has had a turbulent couple of years, including…
  • El-P auditions cats for ‘Meow the Jewls’

    Alex Moore
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    After Run The Jewels announced jokingly that they’d create a remix album of their new record “RTJ2″ entirely with cat sounds for a fee of $40,000, someone created a Kickstarter to do just that and actually got the thing funded. Now “Meow The Jewels” is will actually materialize. El-P is keeping true to his promise to follow through on the thing.On Tuesday he shared a video from a crucial step in the process—auditioning cats. He stopped into an animal shelter and looked for his diamond meow in the rough, but didn’t exactly find what he was looking for. He…
  • ‘Baker Street’ sax player Raphael Ravenscroft has died

    Joe Veix
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    Saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft, best known for the incredible sax solo in Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street,” has died at 60 from a heart attack.Though you might not know his name, chances are if someone said “sax solo,” the first thing that would pop into your head would be his wailing contribution to Rafferty’s hit 1978 song.Unfortunately, Ravenscroft was only paid $34 to play on the song, which made Rafferty about $100,000 per year in royalties.He also kind of hated the song.“I’m irritated because it’s out of tune,” he said in a…
  • Orbital breaks up—again—for good

    Joel Freimark
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Seminal electronic artists Orbital have announced that they have ended their relationship, only four years after reforming in the wake of the hiatus they began in 2004. Stating that it “had been a great four years” since brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll got back together, the latter stated that things “had stopped working,” and “it was time to move on.”First appearing in 1989, Orbital played a massive role in the rise of electronic music, and from techno and rave styles to ambient and acid sounds, they have worked all across the electronic spectrum over the decades. However, the…
  • Howard Stern to Obama: Send Juggalos to fight ISIS

    Brian Abrams
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Recently, one of Howard Stern’s minions named Wolfie took recording equipment to The Gathering of the Juggalos, where he interviewed a few Insane Clown Posse sycophants and incidentally exposed the King of All Media to the rap trash duo’s annual festival. (Despite Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope’s prior appearances on the “Stern Show,” the 60-year-old has his pop culture blind spots like anyone else — he apparently just learned about Phish culture, too.)When playing back Wolfie’s interviews on Tuesday’s show, Stern and news anchor Robin Quivers…
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    Highlanda Sound System High Quality Reggae Music

  • Reasoning with Buju Banton: One-Drop Gargamel Mix

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

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

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

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

    kahlil wonda
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:42 pm DOWNLOAD MP3 (Right-click and choose “Save link as…) Welcome to another episode of the Reggae Lover Podcast. This installment takes us on a Studio One rhythm excursion, but instead of the original vault classics, here I feature songs produced and released in the last two decades. This mix highlights some of the best new recordings on remade versions of defining riddims recorded at Studio One such as “Answer,” “Love Me Forever,” “Vanity,” “Cuss Cuss,” and more. Studio…
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    The Lofty Oaks

  • Impulse Resistor – New Song

    Carter Biel
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Filed under: General Music Posts Tagged: Instrumental rock, Progressive rock
  • New Album – The Lofty Oaks – Illusions of Grandeur

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

    Carter Biel
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Album Cover Art – Front Album Cover – Back Enjoy a new song. Opening track from “Illusions of Grandeur” by The Lofty Oaks  Filed under: General Music Posts Tagged: Album Cover Art, New release, New Song, Progressive rock, The Lofty Oaks
  • Arrythmia / Gallardo LP 560 – 4

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

  • Cody DiGerolamo

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Cody DiGerolamo is a musician based in Los Angeles. I was really impressed with the song “Built To Spill” — “Friend Or Foe” is also a great track on his Soundcloud.  
  • Forbes Under 30 Summit

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

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

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    Psychic Love is a “dream grunge” band from Echo Park. “Mirrors” is one of those songs which has a music video that actually strengthens the song — the visuals enhance the audio:
  • Luna: “Malibu Love Nest”

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    “Malibu Love Nest” by Luna:
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  • Jamie Munoz arrested in sting for blackmailing Madison Louch over nude photos on iCloud

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

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

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

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

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

  • Song of the Day

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Leo Kottke - LouiseToday's Song of the Day is Leo Kottke - Louise.  From 1972's Greenhouse, Kottke is the master of the 12 string guitar, and he does not disappoint here.  While his deep baritone is an acquired taste, he uses it to great effect here on the Paul Siebel song of the sad Louise, a moving saga of a wasted life.On this video, Kottke plays it by himself, a folk song by a truly accomplished player.
  • Mississippi Records, Portland Oregon

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

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

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

    3 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    The Rolling Stones - Gimme ShelterToday's Song of the Day is the Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter.  Written largely by Keith Richards, it features one of his best guitar riff intros, which is quite a feat given the many great intros he has written.  The chick vocal is by Merry Clayton, who tells quite a story about the recording session.This is from 1969's Let It Bleed, and to me has always symbolized the end of the 60's - gone are the tight harmonies of mid 60's AM pop, the love power of 1967, and the psychedelia that followed,  It is replaced by dark images of the Vietnam war,…
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    Hitbanger - Nigerian Music

  • MUSIC: Emilo drops hit single – Lucky Day

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Emilo’s hit single, Lucky Day has finally hit the street. The super-talented singer and song-writer released her single last weekend. While speaking to journalists during a press conference at her Lagos residence, Igwilo Emilia Afoma opened up on what makes her hit single very outstanding and strictly ‘African’. Her words: “I created the song Lucky Day out of my desire to put smile on people’s faces and make them dance even when they are going through difficulties. Lucky Day is a song that inspires one to take constructive steps. It reminds us that we are lucky to be alive, lucky to…
  • VIDEO: Dj Spicey F/ Skales, CDQ & Hakym – Ball Out

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Checkout this brand new video from DJ Spicey Featuring Skales, CDQ and Hakym. The official video of the previously released track “Ball Out” directed by SAMKLEF comes as s surprise to many. - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=] The Song VIDEO: Dj Spicey F/ Skales, CDQ & Hakym – Ball Out appeared first on 9janimi Channel. The post VIDEO: Dj Spicey F/ Skales, CDQ & Hakym – Ball Out appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • VIDEO: Tilla – Caro (OMG!)

    18 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel AQUILA RECORDS PRESENTS: TILLA – CARO (VIDEO) Earlier in the week, the brand new single from superstar singer TILLA, “Caro (OMG!)”, was released to a very resounding reception from fans and critics alike. Aquila Records isn’t sleeping on the hype as it today officially releases the visuals for the hot and banging single! The video was shot by ace director Clarence Peters’ Capital Dreams Pictures on location in Lagos, Nigeria. In other news, Tilla will be performing at the Mavin Concert in Manchester on Tuesday 21st October and London on Thursday…
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Omo Akin – Ijo Oloti

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:10 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel OmoAkin never stops working and continues to drop new material. Just last week we saw the visuals to the mind-blowing Dance track SureTETE. Now he is here again with his Official new Single with a viral video this one is titled Ijo Oloti. OmoAkin on this song sounds like he wants to get us Dancing till Next Year, Big Up’s to the StarNation SuperStar. Dj’s are gonna Love this one,with a Mind Blowing instrumental and fantastic vocals… I rate this song A+ . Instagram: @OMOAKIN … Twitter: @itsOMOAKIN - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download…
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Kheengz – Balling (Illuminati Cover)

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

  • Noah Campanella Ukulele - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Always nice to go back and review a ukulele brand I've looked at before - in this case a new model for me from Noah called the Campanella.I was at the recent Grand Northern Ukulele Festival in Huddersfield, UK and spotted Matt Cohen of Noah in the marketplace where he was running a Noah stall. Nice chap that he is, he passed a couple of ukes over on loan for me to take a look at on the site. The one in this review is a model I have seen online for some months now, but had never seen in the flesh before.What I like about the evolution of this one is that Matt developed it in conjunction with a…
  • UkePunk - Punk Police - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    I've been looking to writing this one up. The first album from Lancashire's (Ramsbottom's to be precise) own ukulele punk outfit -  UkePunk, with Punk Police.UkePunk are a trio consisting of Paul Davies (UkePunk himself, songwriter and uke player) with Andy Moore on Bass and Murf on Percussion. All three performers provide vocals, with UkePunk taking the lead.UkePunk - Paul Davies centre. Credit: UkePunkI've been looking forward to it because (and he may not know this) since before I starting this site I've enjoyed watching Pauls videos on YouTube. In fact, the band go back to 2009, and…
  • Parts Of The Ukulele - VIDEO

    Barry Maz
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Back to absolute basics for a moment - one for people yet to buy their first ukulele. Time to look at the various parts of the uke.Enjoy!copyright Barry Maz and Got A Ukulele
  • Online Ukulele Shopping and the Setup Myth

    Barry Maz
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    On of the most common pieces of advice you will see being given to any ukulele beginner is to always try the instrument out before you buy it. But that really isn't always possible for some people and they revert to buying online. Are there any pitfalls here? What can you expect?The opening piece of advice is completely sound. Despite what uke you have your heart set on, playing a few ukuleles in a shop may well change your mind, and it will also allow you to inspect the build, consider how it plays to YOUR fingers and ears. It certainly vastly reduces the chances of  issues later on.
  • Get Plucky With The Ukulele by Will Grove-White - REVIEW

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

  • Maria Isa: Premiere of film “Strike One” at 2014 Twin Cities Film Festival

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    This Thursday October 23rd, Sotarican emcee Maria Isa makes her acting debut at the Twin Cities Film Festival. The film is titled Strike One and stars actor Danny Trejo (Machete, cameo in the Enrique Iglesias & Romeo Santos video “Loco“, and many other films). “Juan Garcia, a boy on the threshold of manhood, living in a gang-controlled neighborhood, is wrongfully accused of a crime he did not commit. His uncle, Manny Garcia, an ex shot caller with a neighborhood gang, now turned movie star, loses his life in an attempt to save Juan. Aware of the judicial system’s hard…
  • Jayma & Dalex – De Frente

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

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

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

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

  • Man killed making U-turn on 99 identified

    Randy Miramontez
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    SACRAMENTO, CA – The man who was killed after making an illegal U-turn on Highway 99 near Natomas Monday morning has been identified. According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, 62-year-old Chattar Dhari Singh was the victim in yesterday’s deadly accident on Hwy. 99 just past Elverta Road. The accident took place at around 5:30 a.m. Monday when, for unknown reasons, Singh made a U-turn across the center median into the fast lane of southbound traffic at a very slow rate of speed. At least one vehicle was able to avoid plowing into Singh’s vehicle, but a Ford F250 was…
  • Axe wielding man arrested

    Randy Miramontez
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Jamaal RinggoldCredit: Sacramento PD SACRAMENTO, CA – A man was arrested this morning after he attacked a woman with an axe, leaving her with significant injuries. According to the Sacramento Police Department, officers were called out to the 7800 block of Center Parkway just after 6 a.m. Monday morning after receiving a call from a woman in need of help. When officers arrived, they found the woman suffering from major injuries caused by an axe. Officers searched the immediate area and, after a brief foot pursuit and struggle, arrested 25-year-old Jamaal Ringgold. Ringgold was arrested for…
  • Organized crime bust in Contra Costa County

    Randy Miramontez
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Attorney General Kamala Harris SAN FRANCISCO, CA – In a statement today, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the takedown of a transnational criminal organization based in Contra Costa County, including the arrest of 22 individuals and the seizure of 500 pounds of methamphetamine and over $700,000 in U.S. Currency. According to the statement, the takedown was named Operation Road Trip and represented the culmination of several related investigations targeting California-based Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO) connected to Mexico’s Sinaloa Federation drug cartel. These…
  • Pedestrian killed in Pocket area

    Randy Miramontez
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Area of accidentGoogle Maps SACRAMENTO, CA – A woman was struck and killed Sunday night after parking her car and walking into traffic on Florin Road. According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, the woman, later identified by the Coroner’s office as 61-year-old Alice Chiu, had been driving southbound on Gloria Drive when she stopped her vehicle at the limit line near the intersection of Florin Road and Gloria Drive at around 9 p.m. For unknown reasons, Chiu got out of her vehicle and walked into the street where she was struck and killed. The driver of the other vehicle was…
  • Family identifies Rancho Cordova shooting victim

    Randy Miramontez
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    Marquail HayesFacebook RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – Family and friends came out in droves to pay their respects to the young man shot and killed Saturday night in Rancho Cordova. The vigil was held for 25-year-old Marquail Hayes who was shot by a group of 3 suspects at the Riverview STEM Academy School. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Rancho Cordova Police Officers responded to multiple calls reporting shots fired in the 10700 block of Ambassador Drive. Arriving officers discovered a 25-year-old male, later identified as Hayes,…
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    DJ Intheorious' Mixes

  • Deep VS EDM

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

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

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

    DJ Intheorious
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Hiphop Bashment AFrobeats Mix for Cookies and Cream Milton Keynes Saturday night. Cookies & Cream, 3 Savoy Crescent MK9 3PU Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • EDM JULY 2014 MIX - intheorious

    DJ Intheorious
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    A New EDM mix with brand new music from Hardwell, Martin Garrix, MAKJ, Tiesto, Showtek, DJ Snake, etc Go mix for the gym. Got loads of DROPS!! Tracklist Deniz Koyu - Ruby DVBBS & MOTi - This Is Dirty Outhere Bros vs Deorro - Boom Boom Vs Rambo (Intheorious Edit) Ariana Grande ft. ZeddBreak - Free Hardwell - Everybody Is In The Place TJR & VINAI - Bounce Generation Calvin Harris - Summer - R3hab & Ummet Ozcan Remix David Guetta ft. Sam Martin - Lovers On The Sun - Showtek Remix Armin Van Buuren - Ping Pong - Hardwell Remix Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, & Like Mike - Tremor (Sensation 2014…
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  • Gorillaz New Album Coming in 2016 Says Damon Albarn

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Damon Albarn revealed that Gorillaz new album will be potentially out in 2016 and the next The Good, the Bad & the Queen album is already written, and just needs to be recorded. Blur frontman – while touring to support his solo debut album, the excellent ‘Everyday Robots’, which was released in April – gave an [&hellip
  • The Best Daft Punk Wallpapers

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter the ‘humans’ behind the French duo Daft Punk, reached significant popularity in the late 1990s after releasing its critically acclaimed debut album ‘Homework’. In 2001, the release of ‘Discovery’ was even more successful, driven by the club singles ‘One More Time’, ‘Digital Love’, and ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’. After [&hellip
  • Cesária Évora and Paul McCartney Songs Chords

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    Hooray! I have found what I was looking for. Fantastic chords for the song “Scared” by Paul McCartney. I have found chords on other websites before, but they were never quite right. The ones on here, however, are perfect and sound exactly as Sir Paul McCartney would play them, with all the nuances. I definitely recommend [&hellip
  • Stream AC/DC First Single ‘Play Ball’ From New Album ‘Rock Or Bust’

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

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

  • Meek Mill – Fuck You Mean ft. Boosie

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Uh oh! Just a few moments ago Meek Mill stopped the internet by dropping off a brand new record. What best way to prepare the word for his return to society then releasing a some new music with none other than down south street rap authority Boosie Bad Azzz. Stream the Funk Flex liberated loosie entitled “Fuck You Mean” after the break and be on the lookout for Meek’s highly anticipated Dreams Worth More Than Money LP coming soon!
  • Low Blow: Boxer Beats Up Referee After Losing Amateur Bout (Video)

    Mehka King
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    For a boxer, losing a match can be more of a defeated feeling than most could comprehend. To work out for months on end, training in all ways possible to defeat the person standing across from just to lose? I can understand why a fighter would be pissed after a loss. A boxing match in Europe recently ended in a way no one could’ve guessed after a boxer lost an amateur match. In the light heavyweight battle between Vido Loncar of Croatia and Algirdas Baniulis of Lithuania this past Monday, Loncar had an unusual reaction after being told that he would have to take an L. Loncar knocks the…
  • Nio Tha Gift – Rollin’ (Prod. by Bizness Boi & Ekzakt)

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Before the release of Bay Area MC Nio Tha Gifts album “Luxurious Ghetto” on October 28th, today Nio Tha Gift has released this new single entitled “Rollin'” produced by Bizness Boi and Ekzakt. Check out Nio Tha Gift’s new single “Rollin'” produced by Bizness Boi and Ekzakt below. 
  • Nike KD 7 “On The Road” (Photos)

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Although NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss a few weeks due to his foot injury, Nike and KD are prepared to take over your local sneaker store this fall. Helping Kevin Durant keep his edge when his Thunder team travels during the regular season, Nike is set for the release of the Nike KD 7 “On The Road”. These black, orange and blue KD 7’s feature the colors his team wears during road or away games. Before the Nike KD 7 “On The Road” hit stores on Oct. 23, check out the photos and let us know if you’ll be adding these Durant’s to your sneaker collection.
  • Block x Mar Star – Get You Right Back

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    You may be familiar with Block (formerly Da Block Boi) from his previous work with Dallas’ own Dorrough Music andPrime Time Click. Last year he garnered much attention with his pop/rap fused female anthem “3B’s: Body, Beauty & Brains”. Today Block releases a new joint titled “Get You Right Back”, the first release off his upcoming EP “Let’s Talk About Ex’s”. “Get You Right Back” features Mar Star and is the first of many more releases you can expect from the rapper who now calls Brooklyn, NY his home.
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    The Record Stache

  • 20 Eyes – Other Lover

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Not since Reptar first came onto the scene have I heard anything as eccentric as 20 Eyes. These guys are all over the place with their sound, and it’s awesome! They’ve got this style that’s completely contemporary but seems to pull inspiration from ’90s alt rock bands. Nada Surf and The Offspring come to mind. You know, that pop-rock influenced sound with a punk mentality, bursting with energy and a carefree attitude that can only come out of California. There are even elements of Of Montreal’s showmanship sprinkled around somewhere in there. Yeah, 20 Eyes is…
  • Wanderlust Playlist – The Sublime North

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:17 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…
  • BAILE – Head to Heart

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    It’s been a long wait, but BAILE‘s debut EP is finally here. We were recently treated to a couple of tracks (Don’t Worry and Manic) when the From the Depths EP was announced, and now we’re getting to hear Head to Heart. Much like the rest of BAILE’s catalog, this new one features a nice, chilled out vibe with a hypnotic instrumental and moody vocal samples for added atmosphere. I think it might actually be BAILE singing on this one, which is new to me after a long string of remixes. I’m digging it. The From the Depths EP is out now through Color Station.
  • Halsey – Hurricane

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:44 pm
    So I’ve been slacking, because this new Halsey single released almost a week ago and I missed out on it. Following songs like Ghost and New Americana, Hurricane has its own distinct sound yet fits in nicely along with the previously mentioned tracks. Halsey’s style is completely drenched in contemporary youth culture which makes her music so universally appealing. Listening to one of her songs is like scrolling through a random Tumblr feed. You never know what’s going to roll past your screen next. There’s just layers upon layers of influences and styles mixed into…
  • The Sweet Five #100

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Curated by Stephen I remember starting this journey for The Record Stache a couple of years ago now. Thinking about what would be a cool idea every week, that’s when The Sweet Five started. I based the whole concept around Frank Ocean’s track The Sweet Life (which of course featured in the first ever edition). It was something that I could contribute week after week, with different types of music for everyone to enjoy. Today marks one hundred editions of The Sweet Five, and I couldn’t be prouder of getting to this milestone. So I thought I would treat you, with The Sweet…
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    Right Chord Music » Right Chord Music | Right Chord Music

  • Episode 104. Lost On Radio

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Lost On Radio is a weekly showcase of incredible new, undiscovered, and under appreciated music from around the world. The show is curated and presented by Mark Knight, the founder of Right Chord Music. Lost On Radio aims to showcase incredible artists that have been overlooked by radio, or pushed to the late night fringes. Since it started, Lost On Radio has attracted listeners from over 80 different countries. Listen back to all previous episodes by clicking the menu button on the player below, or subscribe and listen via iTunes to access visual chapters. Lost On Radio is now broadcast…
  • First Signs Of Love No 126. Zena Kitt

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Born to Iraqi parents and raised in London, singer Zena Kitt follows her début release, ‘Gun’ with new single ‘Requiem’ and it’s this week’s First Signs of Love featured track. Requiem is a wonderfully seductive and passion  fuelled piece of electro-pop. “Will you be my saviour?”  The track channels influences as diverse as Kate Bush, Portishead, Bat For Lashes and Alison Goldfrapp. Zena has recently been collaborating with a selection of emerging musicians and producers. For the recording of ‘Requiem’ she has teamed up with ‘ones to watch’ producer Slan…
  • Kev La Kat – EP No 2.22

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Kev La Kat, the main man behind the consistently brilliant, free download label Love Our Records, steps to the front of the stage. This is his new EP 2.22 and we love it. If you are new to Love Our Records, take some time (we’d recommend a day!) to visit their Soundcloud page and check out their previous releases.
  • Cash + David. Bones

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Cash + David return with Bones, icy cool vocals cut through subtle electronics beats. Bones follows the London electronic outfit’s break out track ‘Funn’,which picked up a tonne of blog support (top 10 on HypeM) plus tips from the likes of, Sunday Times & Guardian and Radio spins at Radio 1/6Music, followed by ‘Pulse’, a No.1 on Hype Machine, also spawning a remix by San Fran psych duo Peaking Lights. This is also the first time the duo have stepped out from behind their musical aliases. Who knew a RCM favourite Liz Lawrence was the…
  • Artist of The Week – Jerry Williams

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Jerry Williams is a singer-songwriter from Portsmouth. We were fortunate enough to watch her play at a recent industry showcase night. Clearly we aren’t the only ones impressed by this talented 18-year-old. Her debut four track EP ‘A Hairdressers Named Sids’ is available now on iTunes or for streaming on Spotify. Her bright as a button vocals, shine over her delicate plucked acoustic guitar. Her Facebook page proclaims Jerry is “an 18-year-old girl who would happily write songs all day, everyday, forever” and that certainly comes across on the EP. Even the…
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    Ed Sullivan Show

  • Remembering the Life of Ed Sullivan

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Forty years ago today, Ed Sullivan, who hosted the show that bore his name for over two decades, passed away from esophageal cancer. Ed Sullivan, born a New Yorker in 1901, was for many years part of an elite circle of Broadway columnists who was read by insiders and outsiders alike. In this capacity he made connections with some of the top names in show business. Having already broadcasted on radio, this put Sullivan in a good position to move into the new medium of television. He developed his program, initially called Toast of the Town, with his producer Marlo Lewis and was originally…
  • RIP Joan Rivers (1933-2014)

    4 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    All of us at The Ed Sullivan Show and SOFA Entertainment are deeply saddened by the passing of the legendary comedian Joan Rivers. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Joan got her start playing the café’s of Greenwich Village before becoming a staple of television in the 1960s. She made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show, first with Jack Parr, and then with longtime host Johnny Carson, becoming a staple of late night television. Joan Rivers had a very special relationship to The Ed Sullivan Show. Not only did she make 19 appearances on the program, she also wrote lines for another beloved…
  • Happy 70th Birthday Diana Ross!

    26 Mar 2014 | 9:49 am
    The Ed Sullivan Show would like to wish a very happy 70th birthday to the first lady of Motown, Diana Ross! Many musical acts broke into the mainstream on the Sullivan stage. Elvis, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones are just a few of the names that come to mind. As big as those performances were, there was a group that made more appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show than all of those acts put together. With 18 appearances, Diana Ross and The Supremes stood tall above all other pop performers as one of Sullivan’s most ubiquitous guests. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the teenage Ross…
  • The Beatles in America

    28 Jan 2014 | 5:55 pm
    On Sunday February 9th, 1964, at 8pm, the course of the music history changed forever after The Beatles stepped on The Ed Sullivan Show stage for their first appearance on American television. That night, history was made as these British sensations with long hair performed scorching versions of some of their greatest songs at the time, including “She Loves You,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” and their latest hit, “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”  On Sunday February 9th 2014 the world will celebrate The Beatles 50th anniversary of this unforgettable night that changed America.
  • The Beatles: 50 Facts for the 50th Anniversary

    13 Jan 2014 | 6:41 pm
    1. John Lennon met Paul McCartney at a Liverpool church fair where Lennon’s band The Quarrymen were playing. Paul would join the group shortly thereafter. 2. Though not widely known, Stuart Sutcliffe was an original member of The Beatles, playing bass in the group’s early years. John Lennon and Stuart were art school friends and after he sold one of his paintings was encouraged to buy a musical instrument: either bass or drums as the band was in need of both. 3. John Lennon met his first wife, Cynthia, at art school in Liverpool. They married on August 23rd, 1962. John was 21 and Cynthia…
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    Weekly Music Commentary

  • 43 Years and more?

    Edward Reid
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Earth Wind and FireDo you remember the movie “The Bucket List” starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman? The plot was two older men facing death soon creating a list of things they wanted to accomplish before their demise (or kick the bucket). I think we all could identify with the situation regardless of our age or health. It is a human trait to achieve particular goals, large and small, throughout out lives. I must say that last week was one of those moments in my life. Last Wednesday I went to a live performance of my longtime favorite musical group Earth Wind and Fire. This was not…
  • One More Musical Bridge

    Edward Reid
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Joe SampleI don’t like to start a post with words about the death of another musician. Nevertheless, as with any life experience inevitably death will come. We did lose a legendary and brilliant jazz artist September 14, 2014 in Joe Sample. As a key member of the Jazz Crusaders, Joe Sample along with the rest of the group placed a deep footprint upon the jazz community. I never knew any of the Crusaders to be particularly loquacious, as they all seemed to be humble artists who let their music do most of the talking. Joe Sample did his share of interviews though, always the gentleman, always…
  • Carrying Her Memory With Us

    Edward Reid
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    G.R.L.In our everyday experience of life, the absolute worst tragedy has to be death. Of course, accidental or sudden death that catches us off guard, may depress us a little more than death after a long illness. We also might view the death of children with more sadness than the death of older ones. However, most persons I speak with on the subject are particularly disturbed by the death of young, promising musicians before their talent is fully realized. It seems as if we all were deprived of something and someone very special. I’m sure we all can recall countless talented people who were…
  • More Than a Chance Meeting

    Edward Reid
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    SomeKindaWonderfulA person can never have too many friends! When you really sit down and give it some thought, you find that the statement makes a lot of sense. In fact, it might even be true when thinking about associates, and/or acquaintances. Of course most of us understand the difference between real friends, and those we associate with via school, workplace and sometimes business. Sometimes I reflect upon my high school years as I approached graduation. The feeling of happiness and accomplishment were tempered because I was moving far away from home, where high school classmates and even…
  • Open Communication or Private Thoughts

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

  • The Most Overlooked Part Of Preproduction

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

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

    Bobby Owsinski
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    So many huge hits of the 70s were cut on Harrison consoles that we're all familiar with the sound even though we may not know it - AC/DC's Back In Black, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, and Michael Jackson's Thriller just to name a few.While Harrison no longer makes its iconic 32C series desks that those albums were cut on, it has re-released the preamps from that console, as well as those from other Harrison consoles as well with the new Lineage Preamp.The Harrison Lineage is actually an 8 channel preamp that has a pair of preamps from each of the various eras of Harrison consoles. You get:2…
  • AES Wrap Up On The Latest Inner Circle Podcast

    Bobby Owsinski
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If you want more detail on the last week's AES Exhibition, check out the latest episode of my Inner Circle podcast. There's a more in-depth conversation about the most interesting gear that I saw during my travels around the show.No commentary on music or the music business this time, just gear, gear and more gear!Remember that you can find the podcast either on iTunes or at, and now also on Stitcher.  Help support this blog. Any purchases made through our Amazon links help support this website with no cost to you.
  • The Beatles "Octopus's Garden" Isolated Vocals

    Bobby Owsinski
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    It's time for a look inside another classic hit. This time it's the isolated vocals from The Beatle's masterpiece album Abbey Road with the Ringo centerpiece "Octopus's Garden." Let's take a close look at the vocals. The quality isn't that great (it sounds like it's the isolated center channel derived from a vinyl record), but you still get the idea.1. Ringo has an interesting vocal trait in that the end of each phrase is always a little flat.2. The vocals are bone dry.3. Listen to the vocal double on the B-section. It's not very closely matched, but still does the job.4. The harmony…
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    The HoodStash | Downloads daily

  • Joe Budden – Ordinary Love Shit 4 (Running Away)

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    Joe Budden still has girl problems. And on the fourth instalment of his “Ordinary Shit”, he vents to his ex, presumably Tahiry, about their splintered relationship. That’s one thing even Iyanla can’t fix. Joe Budden will be releasing his new EP, Some Love Lost, on November 4th and today he unleashes the first official single from it – the highly anticipated Ordinary Love Shit 4 (Running Away)."Be wanting you close to me/Supposedly, you say you over me/That just come across as a joke to me/'Cause you ain't got the love that expires/Worst case, you'll get tired/Tell your friends I'm a…
  • Makgolompita - Nthoengoelengoe / Dikatse Morao

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:20 am
    The two emcees association started back in high school when they collided in break-time cyphers and battles at the 'The Dome' outside the now defunct Liberty Centre. It was only in 2012 when Bentu.B and Sheke Maca$ha got together to form MKLPT, with the world not ending, the future of Hip Hop was born. Their musical style can best be described as a mixture of Hip Hop and early 90s Kwaito with a splish splash of Jazz and Funk making their sound something out of this world. Both these cats have a wide palette for music and their varied influence comes out of their style. They both have their…
  • CapCity All Stars - TrevorNoah

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:02 am
    Pretoria comes out guns blazing with this brand new joint and steps up to the game to show they not to be taken as a joke, even if their track is titled after a renowned comedian. “Trevor Noah” is a free giveaway from the Cap City All Stars which enlists the talents of Ras, Nveigh, P Dot O, Flex Boogie and Blaklez. This also serves as what to expect as four of the artists on this song are putting final touches to their albums due for release. Over Jay-Z’s “Picasso Baby” beat, the gents let rip!Download Here
  • Ps. Fizzy - Okile Wa Mmona Kae feat Ntate Nature & Pro

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The one half of the Kronic Ablaze that was formed about 8 years ago, and the honcho of Merabe Music has just given us his latest single titled Okile Wa Mmona Kae featuring Ntate Nature & Pro. The young hustler from Welkom is working on full LP Game Time under Merabe Music. You can hit P.S Fizzy on Facebook +27736517860 or email: for bookings. They also have a clothing line Senoko which you can order. My man Justice Valoi #Pause once told us that there’s something here after giving us Kronik Ablaze - Heroez. Download and tell me.Download HereDownload Here
  • Tee.Mok - Ho Jwalo feat. Sakas Pro-Legend

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
    Born Tshepo Mokoena and took the first letter from his name and added with the first 3 letters from his surname to come up with his AKA. This nigga has been rapping for as long as Welkom can remember. From Home Sweet Home to Greener Pastures, From Destructive 4ce to solo route come Ho Jwalo. Listen closely to this struggle from the concrete jungle. Fake friends, empty promises and being exploited by those you think are close and true to youDownload Here
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    Rock and Roll Omnibus

  • Playlist for Sept. Week 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

    Cas Countz
    27 Sep 2013 | 8:39 am
          The advent of You Tube has brought an entirely different avenue for people to become music stars. In the early days of rock music especially in the US, artists would become popular in their local area, put a record out, and hope that a national chain would buy the contract so that the artist would get national exposure. This was the way that the Edwin Hawkins Singers would do it as well, the story behind this great song is even more interesting.     Edwin Hawkins was a prodigy, having taken over as the keyboard player in his family's gospel…
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    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    "Slime" snakes around surf and modern-day-garage rock sounds while still highlighting VLMA's signature sound of fuzz-blown guitars and reverberated earworm melodies that sticks to your memory like spank bank material.Pre-Order Here
  • Teribal Anamal- New Creature (Free Album)

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Brooklyn trio Teribal Anamal put out a highly infectious debut album out earlier this year called New Creature. Over 8 cuts, garage rock, post-punk, punk, and new wave elements collide while Jay Reatard/Oblivions-esque vocals lure you in and fill your head with ear worms. I've been playing it over and over.Free downloadNew Creature by Teribal AnamalNew Creature by Teribal Anamal
  • Two Inch Astronaut- Part of Your Scene

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

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Combining arching guitars, infectious arrangements, danceable bass lines, and lead singer Danny Bobbe's distinct vocals, Los Angeles-based foursome LA Font craft intriguing pop songs that stick to the brain. The most recent taste of their upcoming 2-on-1 cassette release (featuring their first two full length albums, The American Leagues and Diving Man) is the rollicking "Bright Red Flame," a song full of pulsing rhythms and "jangly, fret-sliding, string-bending guitars blasting full-steam ahead."Get the cassette here.
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    Free Kittens & Bread

  • Doughnut Poem

    Chase Spruiell
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:48 am
    I never write anything humorous so here is a poem about a doughnut.NUT FOR DOUGH what you’re missingmakes me wholeyou fill up myentire soulyou know your wayaround a heartyou pump mine upbeyond the chartsyou put my health in partial dangerbut I am partial to your flavorwhen I think of copsI think of youyou gave breadan attitudesprinkle, sprinklea chocolate twistyyou come in different formsto get meI’ll not renouncemy giving inif I’m the sinnerand you’re the sinI’d try to say I’m notcrazy butyou’re my doughand I’m your nut
  • Ask The Dust by John Fante

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

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

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

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

  • Episode 61 - KT Tunstall

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

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

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

    27 Jun 2014 | 3:04 am
    Songwriter/producer Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne chats with Sodajerker about the songwriting process behind songs like 'Stacy's Mom', 'Hackensack', 'Strapped for Cash', 'Someone to Love' and 'All Kinds of Time'. Adam also talks about a number of songs he has written for film, TV and theatre, including the title song for 'That Thing You Do!', 'Way Back into Love' (Music & Lyrics) and 'There Are Much Worse Things to Believe In' (A Colbert Christmas).
  • Episode 57 - Eg White

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

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    LA duo Girlpool has announced they’ll be hitting the UK next month for a run of headline shows. The 7 date mini tour includes three-nights in the Capital, kicking things off at Shacklewell Arms on November 17. The band have also shared today an animated music video for ‘Plants & Worms’, the latest track from their debut self-titled EP, out physically and digitally via Wichita Recordings on November 17th. Girlpool’s UK dates are as follows: November 14 – Brighton – The Hope 15 – Glasgow – Bar Bloc 16 – Sunderland – Pop Records (Free In-Store) 17…
  • EP Review: Cut Ribbons – ‘SAIL’

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    You’d be hard pressed to find a more uplifting listening experience than the latest offering from Cut Ribbons. Their newly released ‘SAIL’ EP sees the welch-quintet confirm themselves as an emerging force on the indie-scene as we push towards 2015. From its opening number ‘Walking on Wires’, the four-track EP beams with delightful mind-consuming melodies and as a sound that is diverse, ranging from thrashing guitar licks to moments of synth heavy blissful-ness. If ‘SAIL’ is just a taster of what to expect from their debut album when it drops next year, it’s sure to…
  • NEW: CHVRCHES – ‘Get Away’

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    Last-night (October 20) BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe unveiled a hefty collaboration of artists and bands to re-work the soundtrack to 2011’s hit movie ‘Drive’. CHVRCHES have offered the first contribution to the project with ‘Get Away’. Take a listen to their version below: Also contributing to the Zane Lowe curated project will be; Foals, SBTRKT, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula, the 1975, Baauer, BANKS, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Eric Prydz, the Neighbourhood, and ZCC. The full ‘Drive’ soundtrack will be broadcast on BBC Three on October 30. By Michael Jamison…
  • Kid Wave unveil ‘Gloom’ video

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Kid Wave have aired the visuals for their upcoming single ‘Gloom’. Directed by Raquel Aly, the video sees the London based quartet perform ‘Gloom’ set against a book-laden backdrop, with cuts-scenes to a mystical jug of sorts. Check it out below: Gloom will be released via Heavenly Recordings on Monday 24th November 2014. TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Pond announce new album details

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Pond has announced details of the follow-up to their psych-tastic 2013 debut ‘Hobo Rocket’. The Aussie quintet will release their new LP, titled ‘Man, It Feels Like Space Again’ next January (23) here in the UK. Check out the track list for ‘Man, It Feels Like Space Again’ below: Waiting Around For Grace Elvis’ Flaming Star Holding Out For You Zond Heroic Shart Sitting Up On Our Crane Outside Is The Right Side Medicine Hat Man It Feels Like Space Again. TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
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    Weekly Podcast

  • Peter Pan by Ghosts of Lore

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

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

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

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, singer-songwriter Yelpy has set his sites on the bright lights of LA. With his unique style The post Singer Songwriter Yelpy Releases Debut Single "Feel It" appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
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  • Girlpool announce debut UK shows

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    LA duo Girlpool has announced they’ll be hitting the UK next month for a run of headline shows. The 7 date mini tour includes three-nights in the Capital, kicking things off at Shacklewell Arms on November 17. The band have also shared today an animated music video for ‘Plants & Worms’, the latest track from their debut self-titled EP, out physically and digitally via Wichita Recordings on November 17th. Girlpool’s UK dates are as follows: November 14 – Brighton – The Hope 15 – Glasgow – Bar Bloc 16 – Sunderland – Pop Records (Free In-Store) 17…
  • EP Review: Cut Ribbons – ‘SAIL’

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    You’d be hard pressed to find a more uplifting listening experience than the latest offering from Cut Ribbons. Their newly released ‘SAIL’ EP sees the welch-quintet confirm themselves as an emerging force on the indie-scene as we push towards 2015. From its opening number ‘Walking on Wires’, the four-track EP beams with delightful mind-consuming melodies and as a sound that is diverse, ranging from thrashing guitar licks to moments of synth heavy blissful-ness. If ‘SAIL’ is just a taster of what to expect from their debut album when it drops next year, it’s sure to…
  • NEW: CHVRCHES – ‘Get Away’

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    Last-night (October 20) BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe unveiled a hefty collaboration of artists and bands to re-work the soundtrack to 2011’s hit movie ‘Drive’. CHVRCHES have offered the first contribution to the project with ‘Get Away’. Take a listen to their version below: Also contributing to the Zane Lowe curated project will be; Foals, SBTRKT, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula, the 1975, Baauer, BANKS, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Eric Prydz, the Neighbourhood, and ZCC. The full ‘Drive’ soundtrack will be broadcast on BBC Three on October 30. By Michael Jamison…
  • Kid Wave unveil ‘Gloom’ video

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Kid Wave have aired the visuals for their upcoming single ‘Gloom’. Directed by Raquel Aly, the video sees the London based quartet perform ‘Gloom’ set against a book-laden backdrop, with cuts-scenes to a mystical jug of sorts. Check it out below: Gloom will be released via Heavenly Recordings on Monday 24th November 2014. TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Pond announce new album details

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Pond has announced details of the follow-up to their psych-tastic 2013 debut ‘Hobo Rocket’. The Aussie quintet will release their new LP, titled ‘Man, It Feels Like Space Again’ next January (23) here in the UK. Check out the track list for ‘Man, It Feels Like Space Again’ below: Waiting Around For Grace Elvis’ Flaming Star Holding Out For You Zond Heroic Shart Sitting Up On Our Crane Outside Is The Right Side Medicine Hat Man It Feels Like Space Again. TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
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    Rock.It Boy Entertainment

  • Pioneers in Music (Thanksgiving Special)

    Siren D
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:58 pm
    By Siren D Thanksgiving is around the corner and it’s the time of year we are reminded to reflect on the things we are thankful for in life (I have many to choose from, living here in Canada).  Music is always a thought in my head, whether its conscious or subconscious, it’s never too far away in my mind, so while giving thanks, I thought about those ever important people who were the pioneers in their musical genre. Its hard to call any one individual the founder of a type of music as music is as old as mankind itself. We may never know who the original creators were but we can…

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • French Electronic Duo Kuage | A Part of You

    John Noi
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The French electronic duo Kuage have recently announced their hotly anticipated ‘A Part of You’ EP, an excursion into electronic niceness. The talented pair have already shown off their skills ... Read More The post French Electronic Duo Kuage | A Part of You appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Premiere: Audio District’s New Single ‘Reach For The Sky’

    John Noi
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    We recently came across a talented trio called Audio District from Copenhagen. Their sound is something like a brilliant mix between A-ha and Phoenix, meaning you can count on plenty ... Read More The post Premiere: Audio District’s New Single ‘Reach For The Sky’ appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Autumn Leaves Mixtape by Tokyo’s Boys Get Hurt

    John Noi
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Rather enjoying the ‘Autumn Leaves’ mixtape from Tokyo’s very own Boys Get Hurt. The mix is reminding us of just how good this weekend was and hopefully your’s too. Tracklisting: ... Read More The post Autumn Leaves Mixtape by Tokyo’s Boys Get Hurt appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • People of Nothing | Haircut the Grass Video

    John Noi
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm People of Nothing is a cold wave/indie music project started by Parisian Florian Chombart. Following the release of an EP through the French indie label Anywave in 2013 and a ... Read More The post People of Nothing | Haircut the Grass Video appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Track of the Week: Man Made by London Electronic Pop Trio BAY

    John Noi
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Normally when we hear about three-piece acts we tend to think of bands with a singer/guitarist, a bassist and a drummer under some indie moniker. Fortunately Bay from Croydon, London ... Read More The post Track of the Week: Man Made by London Electronic Pop Trio BAY appeared first on Style of Sound.
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    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.
  • Brad. The Foster Dog. Returns.

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    September 6th 2014 Update: Brad’s “Pom With an Edge” attitude worked in his favor. He met his new forever family and their THREE Springer Spaniels on Saturday afternoon. The female of the pack is a little territorial, so she and… Read more → The post Brad. The Foster Dog. Returns. appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #137: Bourne Archer and “Treasures Roadhouse”

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

  • Night of Triffids

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

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

    4 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Festival-goers waiting for the headliner acts on the main stages I’ve been sick for over a week now. Runny nose, headache, sore throat, hacking cough: sick. My voice swings from sounding like a suffocating chipmunk to Beast (à  la ‘Beauty and the’), if Beast smoked 4 packs a day. I’m doing everything right: resting, drinking hot lemon water and honey, eating well, taking vitamins, going for short walks…. nada. The Beast is here to stay. However, after a weekend of seeing masses of selfies and status updates, I’ve decided that my body is in protest for…
  • Welcome to My Zoo

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    I’m a sucker for a good bass line. This song by Glass Animals – an indie rock band from Oxford, England – delivers. When you grow up living with a sibling who plays the bass guitar non-stop, you cannot help but develop an ear for new, distinctive, groovy bass riffs. In fact, it is to your advantage to recommend new tracks to your sibling, otherwise you’re just stuck listening to “Aeroplane” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers on repeat. I also love all the background noises on this song. Listen closely! Maybe it’s the fact that I’m writing this in the middle of the Quebec…
  • Go West, Young Woman

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Les Witherspoon
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Greetings.Just wanted to push newest Instagram pic out there. Lovely time.LoadingEarly morn Salem. Peace & calm. View on Instagram
  • Witherspoon Merchandise ETC

    Les Witherspoon
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Greetings.Got a nice email back from my fav blogger Jan L who liked her new Witherspoon T that we sent her.  Always happy to hear good news from someone. If interested check out our Merch site below; again for visiting.
  • Sally's Song music video now on youtube

    Les Witherspoon
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Greetings to all.We are happy to announce that our cover of SALLY'S SONG from the excellent film Nightmare Before Christmas is now on Youtube and available for immediate viewing pleasure.So hope you enjoy it. We loved putting it together as we are huge Burton fans.Thanks again.
  • Brand new merchandise site

    Les Witherspoon
    6 Jan 2014 | 10:55 am
    Greetings and a merry new year to everyone!!Just wanted to let everyone know that we have a brand new merchandise site up; one of the first designs is our Witherspoon logo;The design for apparel is black on white and not with the colors above, but it still looks very cool.So check it out.
  • Youtube Video for COME LITTLE CHILDREN from the film Hocus Pocus

    Les Witherspoon
    9 Oct 2013 | 6:11 am
    Greetings.Below is new Youtube video for COME LITTLE CHILDREN from Hocus Pocus!!Might be a little early but, Happy Halloween to all!!
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    Radio Crowdfund

  • That’s a Wrap: Music Crowdfunding is Toast

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

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

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

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

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Paul Schomer #74. A relatively pleasant week in the wilderness. The return of a mid-90s Boston pop band, a singer/songwriter guy out of Charlottesville, and something completely different different from the big city. That’s the idea this week, so listen up right. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to embed your wonderful, original music. Let me know if credit is due for photos. On to campaign updates — some well-deserving bands on here that need a little help… AAAALLLLMOST > REINA DEL CID: $12,584 of $20K, 11 days. >…
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    Guitar Coach | Guitar Coach Magazine

  • Pentatonic Substitution

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    The minor pentatonic scale is probably the most well known scale to modern guitar players, it’s simple shape is easy to remember and comfortable to navigate across the guitar. For that reason, it is incredibly useful, especially during improvisation. However, we only really scrape the surface on the usefulness of this scale, and this article provide another use for us to explore. Pentatonic substitution is the process of superimposing the minor pentatonic scale over an alternative degree of an underlying chord in a given progression. The effect of this is that we highlight certain…
  • Freshman Guitars: Review

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    So, we were at NAMM, and one of the first stands we visited was Freshman Guitars. The aesthetics, quality and sounds of these guitars is very impressive. Plus the passion and enthusiasm of the Freshman team really make these guitars stand out.  Andy just had to play one (in fact he played them all) and he believes that the guitar he reviews in the video (one of Freshman’s Apollo series) is one of the best on the market for the price, that will, probably, be the second guitar you will purchase – as a step up from the one you learnt on as a beginner.  These guitars are…
  • Major Blues Scale

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

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

    12 May 2014 | 8:16 am
    Stop wasting time emulating your hero’s and find your own unique sound! Time and time again I get students coming to me and saying I want to sound like Clapton, Hendrix, Slash or Vai…and so the list goes on. Only yesterday a guy started having lessons with me and said “I spent 20 years plus listening to effects trying to emulate Steve Vai until the penny finally dropped – I can’t!”. He couldn’t be more correct. These days there are hundreds of guitar pedals, multi FX processors, gadgets and gizmos on the market that feature a vast array of sounds for your listening…
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  • Learn To Sing With The New SingTrue App

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

    Jenny Green
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Vocal control is essential for all singers to learn. Here are the key factors in vocal control and some exercises you can use to practise and improve yours. Continue reading →Related posts:3 Singing Exercises to Improve Your Vocal Pitching The 16 Keys to a Good Singing Voice Learning to Sing: The First Lesson
  • Announcing SingTrue: the app which can teach anybody to sing in tune

    Christopher Sutton
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Announcing SingTrue: the new iPhone app which trains your mind, ears and voice to help you become a pitch-perfect singer and creative, confident musician. Continue reading →Related posts:How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune Learn to sing in tune: with Tune It Up! The Choir Who Can’t Sing (George Bevan)
  • Becoming a Singer: Lessons Learned

    Nick Long
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Singing is something every musician should consider a core part of developing their musicianship. Nick explains why studying with a teacher is often the best course. Continue reading →Related posts:Isn’t it time you learned to sing? Why every musician must be a singer too Learning to Sing: The First Lesson
  • Music Or Words: What Makes A Song?

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

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

    Caroline Moore
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we have a brand new free theme especially for writers and bloggers! Penscratch Penscratch is a clean, sophisticated theme for sharing your writing. Whether you’re working on an analytical essay, an anthology of poems, or a piece of long-form fiction, Penscratch makes for a pleasant reading and writing experience all around. Choose between a one- or two-column layout by adding widgets, add links to your favorite social networks, customize your home on the web with a site logo or header image, or add fancy pull quotes throughout your content. Penscratch is also responsive, ensuring…
  • Starting Next Week: Blogging 201

    Ben Huberman
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Blogging 201: Branding and Growth starts Monday, October 20. If you’re a recent alum of Blogging 101 looking to build on the skills you’ve developed so far, or a blogger looking for new ways to grow your site and its audience, this is the course for you. What will Blogging 201 cover? We’ll introduce tools to increase your traffic within as well as through other platforms, discuss ways to develop a coherent, effective brand for your blog, and show how to use your archives and your site’s stats to build your readership. During this two-week course…
  • Around the World in Nine Photos

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Do you love stories from around the world? Check out the work of the following nine photographers on and allow your imagination to take you away… Nathanael‘s monochrome photo of the Star Lite Motel in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, conjures images of wayward romances and clandestine meetings. We loved the marquee’s message, “Forgive and forget its human to err.” (sic) which offers an almost haunting absolution. For more of Nathanael’s work, check out his blog, G’Nat’s Eye View. Photo by P. Nathanael Gough The image below, by UK…
  • Add Gmail, Calendar, and Drive to Your Site

    Min Wei
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The content you publish on your site is the result of a lot of behind-the-scenes activity — and we’re not talking only about drafting posts and pages. Emails, meetings and events, documents and spreadsheets: as business owners and publishers you have a lot to juggle. We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Google to offer our users the incredible power of Google Apps for Work right in their dashboards. A powerful suite of tools With the Google Apps for Work integration you’ll be able to set up your own custom email address based on your…
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    AudioCred: Indie, Rap, Rock Music Blog

  • Cavalera Conspiracy – ‘Pandemonium’ Album Review

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Of recent years one of the most heart-warming collaborations has surely been Cavalera Conspiracy. Estranged by the catastrophic split between the members of Sepultura that took place post-‘Roots’ all the way back in 1996, it seemed impossible that the…
  • Slipknot – ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ Album Review

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    A lot can change in six years. It was 2008 when Slipknot released ‘All hope is gone’, a varied album which offered vast promise but struggled to live up the malevolent experimentation of ‘Vol. III: The subliminal verses’.With band members taking a well-deserved…
  • 5 Components Of Your Wind Instrument You Don’t Want To Skimp On

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Wind instruments make up a large portion of bands and orchestras. This large family of instruments is generally broken down into two large subsets known as brass instruments and woodwind instruments. Brass instruments include instruments such as trumpets, tubas, and trombones. Woodwind instruments are comprised of instruments such as clarinets, saxophones, and flutes. Each family has a distinct look and sound. Each instrument has its own role to play in the overall band or orchestra. Regardless of the instrument you play or wish to play, there are some key components that you don’t want to…
  • So How Does A Clarinet Mouthpiece Work?

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

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

    Paul Smith
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    Tense nervous headache? Tough day in the office? The kids are still up and it’s gone 20:30? I think i may have just the thing for you and for once it doesn’t come in a bottle. 25 year old Hertfordshire musician Rhodes is set to release his second EP ‘Home’ on October 19th and it’s soothing content is just the tonic for such day-to-day dramas. While the tracks offer a sense of tranquility they also lend to a fairly sombre affair. There are no tracks here that demand slick dance floor moves or a jagger-esque stage swagger but clearly that’s not what…
  • Heaven show announced for Deptford Goth + new video for ‘Two Hearts’

    Paul Smith
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Following the sell out of the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) show in a couple of weeks (Wednesday 19th November), Deptford Goth has announced a new London show at Heaven on Thursday 26th February 2015. Tickets are on sale now. In celebration of his second LP ‘Songs’ being released in a matter of weeks, Daniel Woolhouse (Mr Goth) shares a heartfelt video to accompany current single, ‘Two Hearts’. Co-directed by Daniel and Aneil Karia you can now view the video in all it’s break-of-dawn glory (above). ‘Songs’ will be released on 3rd November 2014 and is the follow up to…
  • Weaves share new single ‘Shithole’. Listen to it here

    Paul Smith
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    Toronto pop eccentrics Weaves premiere their most immediate single to date ‘Shithole’ (out 20th October 2014, via Buzz Records). Having only released one EP and playing live as a band for little over a year, Weaves have quickly become an internationally buzzed about band. They were recently chosen as Rolling Stone’s “Band To Watch,” and have shared the stage with Constantines, Tune-Yards and Austra, playing such venues as Massey Hall and The Phoenix. Their critically acclaimed debut EP was produced by Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Super Furry Animals) and…
  • BOOM! : Varick – ‘We All Know the Rest’

    Paul Smith
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Varick’s first EP titled ‘Boundless’ is set to release on November 4th of this year. ‘We All Know the Rest’ is taken from the EP and has the privilege of being todays GIGsoup Track of the Day. The track has a wonderful 90’s-esque synth sound with a sold beat that builds to chaotic and breathtaking climax. Throughout are the delicate vocals and and attention to detail that make this such an addictive release. Keith Varick has been composing and playing piano since the age of 6, eventually studying music theory and composition. He later left college and moved…
  • BOOM! : OhBoy! – ‘God, Look after the Quiet Kid’

    Paul Smith
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    This new track from ‘OhBoy!’ didn’t so much as creep under the radar at GIGsoup, it actually flung the radar across the room and damn-right demanded to be heard. ‘God, Look after the Quiet Kid’ is the first track to be taken from the bands ‘EP#2′ which is set to be released on the 20th October 2014. It’s a wonderful 3 minutes of distorted pop-rock that has musical swagger all of its own, and is quite easily the hottest track around at the moment. The band are also developing a ever-growing fan-base with their exciting live shows, and their own…
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    this is our jam

  • {INTERVIEW} rac

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    This is an exciting one, guys! TIOJ got to chat with André Allen Anjos of RAC from his home in Portland as he was relaxing before heading out on tour this week (with a stop including DC!). Read ahead as we chat with Andre about remixes versus original music, what new album almost made him quit music, and how this tour compares to tours past. Listen while you read:Tell us about yourself and how RAC came to be. RAC (Remix Artist Collective) started with the idea of creating a group of remixers that did remixes for, at the time, mostly indie artists. It’s primarily been an outlet for me to do…
  • paperwhite is my jam

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Okay kiddos, we've got a new band to put on your radar. Meet Paperwhite, a brother-sister duo from Brooklyn. Their latest single "Pieces" off their forthcoming EP Magic is our synth pop dream come true. Imagine the synths of Chvrches, the '80s-inspired vibe of Haim, and the luxurious vocals of Pure Bathing Culture, and you've got this band.The band is playing CMJ today and we're really disappointed we're not in NYC yet to see them, so we shall just listen to their music on repeat at work today and pretend we're right there in Brooklyn with them.Magic comes out Novemeber 17!
  • {GIVEAWAY} magic man, smallpools @ 9:30 club

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Get your dancing shoes on, DC! We have quite the giveaway for you. TIOJ favorites Magic Man and Smallpools are joining forces on Halloween for what is sure to be an amazing show -- and we can only imagine the incredible costumes that the 9:30 Club's patrons will don.Take a listen to Magic Man's "Out of Mind" and our favorite Smallpools jam, "Dreaming," below, and then get clicking to enter below! a Rafflecopter giveawayIf you're trying to nail down your Halloween plans now, you can always buy tickets here!
  • weekend thoughts...

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Happy Friday, loves! We hope you have a lovely fall weekend full of apple picking, sleeping in, and re-discovering all of your cozy socks hiding in the back of your drawer. Your Weekend Jam: We know that it’s almost the weekend, but Justin Stein’s gonna give us a little “Loving On The Weekday” because he’s persuasive like that. TIOJ Thoughts:REJOICE! Friends is coming to Netflix! Reasonable responses to sexually suggestive song lyrics.Hipster and Musician-themed Halloween costumes for the kiddos!A pep talk from Kid President and Grover.How well do you know The…
  • kylie minogue reprises one of my favorite songs!

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Flight Facilities' "Crave You" is one of my most favorite songs, so it is with extreme delight that I share the news that miss Kylie Minogue will be reprising the song acappella! If this teaser is any indication, this new version will be great. (Her "craa-ave" at the end of this video is goosebumps-inducing!)And just in case you've never heard the original...
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    The Standing "O" Project Singer/Songwriter Podcast

  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Tracy Newman / Sam Baker / Leni Stern African Trio

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

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The October 13, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Grant Peeples performing "Searching For A Sign," Creativity Corner insight from John Dillon, and a Laugh O' The Day with Arlene Kole. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - The Keller Sisters / Michael Shenkman / Herbert Gronemeyer

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    The October 6, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features The Keller Sisters performing "The Rock Bottom," Creativity Corner insight from Michael Shenkman, and a Laugh O' The Day with Herbert Gronemeyer. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Heather Pierson / Eric Maisel / Trout Fishing In America

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    The September 29, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Heather Pierson performing "The Hard Work Of Living," Creativity Corner insight from Eric Maisel, and a Laugh O' The Day with Trout Fishing In America. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Ben Taylor / Viv Nesbiott / Janis Ian

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

  • The Ultimate Guide to Vinyl: Buying a Turntable, Used Records, and More

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

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

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

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Celebrities including Paul Rudd, Corey Stoll, Chris Hemsworth, and more adorned the San Diego Comic-Con this past week, as Marvel fans gathered in the H Hall to catch a glimpse of what’s to come from the comic book colossus. As 7,000 fans crowded into the ballroom, they had no idea they’d be able to catch a glimpse of the upcoming Marvel films, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” along with getting to talk with a panel that included most of the cast from the new flick. Fans were most excited to see things like Captain America’s shattered shield, new armor for the Hulk,…
  • The Best Cooking Channels on YouTube

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    With shows like Hell’s Kitchen and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown becoming wildly successful cooking has become a bigger at-home hobby than ever before in the United States. With the advent of the internet, virtually anyone can become a decent cook. A couple days ago the the community of r/cooking on Reddit compiled a list of the best cooking channels on YouTube to help amateurs become Gordon Ramsays themselves! Here are the top choices. Food Wishes with Chef John I have been watching Chef John for ages. The first time I ever made homemade pizza I used his California Pizza…
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  • Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    I want this remix played at my  birthday party, my wedding, my funeral…. everywhere. I want this song playing always. I’m not particularly hot on DJs. Don’t get me wrong, I listen to Tiesto when... Read more
  • Kendrick Lamar – i

    Camille Dehne
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:33 pm
    K. Dot is back on the map with his newly-released single, “i.” After nearly two years of silence, Kendrick Lamar graces us with an upbeat, soulful song that is destined to be at the top... Read more
  • iLoveMakonnen – Tuesday featuring Drake (Remix)

    Camille Dehne
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    If you missed it, the one and only Drizzy Drake jumped on iLoveMackonnen’s “Club Going Up on a Tuesday” this week. At this point, Drake can jump on any song and make the girls swoon.... Read more

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    And we’re back…… after a brief hiatus SSBD is happy to once again be a part of the Austin music interwebs. And lucky us, SSBD’s return just so happens to coincide with a fresh release from... Read more
  • SXSW Wishlist

    10 Mar 2014 | 8:48 pm
    As the tech nerds begin to pack their bags (which are presumably ten pounds heavier in koozie weight) its time for Short Sleeve Button Down to turn its attention to the part of SXSW that... Read more
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    Where It's A-T

  • Audio-Technica’s Summer Sonic 2014 Interview Part 2: Bruce Danz & “Shirt”

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    We’re excited to bring you part two of our interview with the legendary audio engineers, Bruce Danz and Dave “Shirt” Nichols from Summer Sonic 2014. If you missed part one of our interview with Bruce and Shirt, you can read it here. It just so happens that you both like Audio-Technica, which makes everybody’s job […]The post Audio-Technica’s Summer Sonic 2014 Interview Part 2: Bruce Danz & “Shirt” appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Getting the Best of Both Worlds: Digital with Analog, Part 1

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    This is the fifth installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank discusses adding analog aspects to digital recording. If you missed Frank’s previous post on the role of the music producer, you can read it here. For a great while now, people have been making music digitally. Whether they transitioned […]The post Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Getting the Best of Both Worlds: Digital with Analog, Part 1 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Audio-Technica’s Summer Sonic 2014 Interview Part 1: Bruce Danz & “Shirt”

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

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    This is the fourth installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank continues to discuss the role of the music producer. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. When a project is coming together, and principal tracking is basically there, a producer’s ear can really benefit the artist. […]The post Frank Klepacki Blog Series: What It Means To Be a Producer, Part 2 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Pensado’s Place Co-Hosts Among ‘Ask Me Anything’ Guests

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    We are just days away from the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES) in Los Angeles! Mark your calendar for October 10th and 11th and join us for our “Ask Me Anything” Livestream sessions! Our lineup of guests is set, and we’re very excited, to say the least. One of the highlights from this year’s […]The post Pensado’s Place Co-Hosts Among ‘Ask Me Anything’ Guests appeared first on Where It's A-T.
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  • Belle and Sebastian at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel

    Lilian Min
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    With a career about to settle into its second decade, the Scottish indie folk outfit Belle & Sebastian are the kind of band whose... The post Belle and Sebastian at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Karen O at the Masonic Lodge

    Lilian Min
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    When Karen O announced that she’d be doing an album exclusively in the vein of her “Her” Oscar-nominated ditty with Ezra Koenig of Vampire... The post Karen O at the Masonic Lodge appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Outside Lands 2014: 9 small-print acts you don’t want to miss

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

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

    Sean Panganiban
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:37 pm
    -TravelGrom contributor Sean Panganiban went to New York for the next big thing: Governor’s Ball. Here’s how it went down.- The 4th annual Governors Ball... The post The Next Big Music Festival, Governors Ball appeared first on TravelGrom.
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    Latest News, Music News, Tour Dates, Festival Dates, Headliners

  • Orbital announce split

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    Orbital have announced that they have split. The dance duo, who orginally got their name from Greater London's orbital motorway, the M25, which played a key role in the early rave scene and acid house movement in the South East of England in the late 1980s, have now stopped working together and decided to call time on their career for a second time after initially disbanding in 2004 before reforming in 2008. Paul, who formed Orbital in 1989 with his sibling Phil, said in a statement: "Orbital had stopped working properly. We had a great four years since getting back together in 2008, but…
  • One Direction named richest young Brits

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    One Direction have been named Britain's richest stars under the age of 30. The 'Little Things' hitmakers - comprising of Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, and Liam Payne - have amassed a collective fortune of £77.5 million, retaining the top spot in Heat Magazine's annual list thanks to endeavours such as selling their name and image rights to Coles supermarkets in Australia, releasing two fragrances, embarking on a world tour and selling four million copies of their latest album 'Midnight Memories'. Second place on the list was 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe…
  • Daivd Guetta wants to DJ in space

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    David Guetta wants to be the first person to DJ in space. The 'Titanium' hitmaker admits he is a "little scared" about the prospect of playing his music outside of the galaxy but would love to make history with the out-of-this-world gig. He said: "I was speaking to this guy from the space programme, and he was telling me - 'OK, so the training is very easy. You just have to fly a few times on a military plane and imagine that it's going to be like this but 10 times more intense.'" "That got me a little scared but to be the first guy to DJ in space? That would be crazy, I mean, that's…
  • U2 didn't profit from download

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    U2 "didn't earn much" from their new album. The Irish rockers gave away 'Songs Of Innocence' to iTunes users because they felt their fans "deserved" to have the record for free, and admit even Apple were shocked by the scale of their generosity. Frontman Bono explained: "It is a very difficult time for songwriters because people download music in an illegal way. Apple wanted people pay to for music and we really appreciate it. We spoke to Apple and we decided to do a gift to those who purchase music on iTunes." "We shared the whole album and Apple were quite shocked about it. I said to them…
  • Ella Eyre's album is ready for release

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    Ella Eyre's debut album is "pretty much done". The 20-year-old has finally finished working on her first record but wants to be a more well-known artist in her own right before she releases the collection. She told our newsdesk: "It's pretty much done, it was done earlier on this year but because I'm on tour so much and also I'm going away to America for a month I'm not able to promote it really." "I think I want people to hear some more music and for me to establish myself a bit more before I release my very first project into the world." The 'Comeback' singer rose to fame with 'Waiting All…
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    Intern Like A Rockstar

  • Internship Opportunities in Video, Marketing, Audio, or Non-profit with Roulette in New York

    Katie Reilly
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Here are several great opportunities at a cool performance space in Brooklyn for anyone interested in audio engineering, non-profit work, marketing and communication, or video. If you're not familiar with Roulette check out some of their fantastic press such as this piece in NY Mag and this one in the New York TimesRoulette offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates throughout the year. This unique opportunity provides working knowledge of a non-profit music venue with access to some of the world’s most exciting contemporary composers and…
  • Internship with Syndicated Radio Show Cafe Nashville

    Katie Reilly
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Cafe Nashville is an internationally syndicated, country music radio show broadcast from Music Row in Nashville, TN. We're looking for an intern with a passion and proficiency with computers and the internet, from blogs and social media to web and graphic design.Required:- Commit to 2-3 days a week- Experience in web design (preferably through education)- Can take ownership of a job/task and follow through to completion - Posesses copious amounts of patience - Lives in or near Nashville, TN- Social media savvyPreferred:- Photoshop/graphic design experienceTo…
  • 5 Reasons Email is Essential to Online Marketing

    Katie Reilly
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    In the world of twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, it may seem like email is old news akin to saving your work to a floppy disk (and if you don't know what that is then that only further proves my point). That assumption though is, frankly, wrong and if you're not taking advantage of email for marketing, you should reconsider. Email is a powerful, cost effective tool that gives you the power to reach your fans directly and easily. Here's why you should be using email:Ownership Do you recall when MySpace was the most popular social networking site? Countless brands and musicians…
  • Internship Opportunities with

    Katie Reilly
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am is looking to fill 3 internship positions as follows: BloggerAre you a creative writer that loves music and technology? Do you want to shape the changing landscape of the music industry by providing thought provoking facts, and personal truths about new artists, new music, and digital media? We are looking for ambitious writers that are opinionated, and honest to join our team of bloggers. If you are looking to build your brand as a blogger and a writer then this is the team for you.Radio Program CoordinatorSo you have an ear for music, but have you really put it use? We are…
  • Free Online Classes with Audio Engineer Kris Crummett

    Katie Reilly
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Kris Crummett, veteran audio engineer who has worked with bands like Issues, Sleeping With Sirens and more, will host back-to-back CreativeLive courses next month, "Flawless Vocals: Recording, Editing & Mixing" on and "Tracking & Mixing with Outboard Gear" in August and will feature actual Pro Tools sessions from Rise Records chart topper, Issues.  The classes are free to watch live. In the past 10 years, Producer/Engineer Kris Crummett has worked with hundreds of bands and labels around the globe. He prides him himself on his ability to work efficiently…
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    Creative Edge Music

  • Vin Deca - a postive and ardent electronic and dance music composer

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

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

    Steven Fies
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Common Issues with Audio Mixes from a Mastering Engineer's Perspective (and how to fix them)All Types of Audio MixesSince I began Mastering at the beginning of 2008, I have had just about every kind of music and mix you can imagine come across my desk.Some songs were produced with big budgets at expensive studios with knowledgeable engineers, some were made entirely on a laptop with headphones, and everything in between.  I’ve heard fantastic mixes come from both ends of the spectrum and I’ve seen some issues that can plague mixers of all types.Occasionally these issues cause…
  • Rise Against at RIMAC Arena

    Chris Hicke
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    This past Thursday, I had the pleasure of seeing Rise Against as they toured the US in support of their new album “The Black Market.” I saw them with a friend at the RIMAC Arena on the UC San Diego campus with a friend. On tour with Rise Against was Touché Amoré and Radkey, two bands I’d never heard of before this tour was announced.First up on stage was Radkey, a three piece band of brothers, Dee Radke (Guitar/Vocals), Isaiah J. Radke III (Bass/Vocals), and Solomon Radke (Drums). The music itself was pure punk, high tempo songs made up largely of power chords, though several songs…
  • The Science Behind the Proximity Effect with Microphones

    Steven Fies
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Understanding The Proximity EffectDon't get too close...!The Proximity Effect describes how bass frequencies build up as we bring cardioid or bidirectional microphones closer to a sound source.  Many dynamic, condenser, and ribbon microphones fall into one of these categories.  Primarily affecting frequencies below 100 Hz, up to 16 dB of proximity-related boost can occur when the microphone is placed very close to the source.This apparent bass "boost" results from a combination of two things: the deliberate decrease in microphone transformer output at high frequencies, and the…
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream Music & Indie News

  • Blue Hawaii – “Get Happy” / “Get Happier” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   St. Vincent to release an EP for Record Store Day’s Black Friday – St. Vincent has announced she will be releasing two new songs for Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Singer-songwriter Annie Clark will be making a 10-inch EP available for the event on Friday November 28 that […]
  • 'Everyone's affected by fame in different ways,' says James singer Tim Booth + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Are These The 100 Greatest DJs In The World? – Each year the influential folk over at DJ Mag invite EDM fans to vote on who they believe is “The Best DJ of the Year” and with voting closed, it’s time to announce the victor of 2014. Believe it or […]
  • Nicholas Krgovich – “City Of Night” Video + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:01 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   The 21 best jazz albums of 2014 – CDs from Herbie Hancock, Jamie Cullum and Dr John are among the best jazz albums of 2014. Updated weekly Continue Reading On » Music Review: Names That Defined Hip-Hop, at the Barclays Center – Def Jam celebrated 30 […]
  • The Iggy Azalea vs. Snoop Dogg feud is so fake. Unless it’s real. + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:02 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Royal Blood announce big European tour for the start of 2015 – Royal Blood can now announce details of a massive European tour, featuring the band’s biggest headline show to date at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. The duo’s tour will be kicking off at the beginning of 2015 in Germany, but fear not, it won’t be […]
  • Here’s A Way You And All Your Friends Can Be Beyonce For Halloween + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Features: Top 20 musical moments from David Letterman – To mark The Foo Fighters' 'The Late Show with David Letterman' residency this week we countdown the show's top 20 musical moments. Continue Reading On » Songs of Simulation and Discouragement: Bowie, Bono, and Authenticity (Feature) – […]
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  • Scorpion found in London home of BBC 6 Music presenter Ben Watt + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Video: Teyana Taylor f/ Fabolous – ‘Broken Hearted Girl’ – For this week’s installment of #TeyanaTuesdays, Teyana Taylor takes it to the bedroom in the intimate video for “Broken Hearted Girl” featuring Fabolous. The Harlem singer rolls around naked in bed with just her red satin sheets covering […]
  • Taylor Swift Calls Her Haters ‘Sexist’ + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Ariel Pink – “Black Ballerina” – Ariel Pink’s feverishly wacky new album pom pom is coming out next month, and up until now, the only song we’d heard from it was the slickly strange “Put Your Number In My Phone.” But now Pink has shared the deeply deranged […]
  • Korean Official Commits Suicide After K-Pop Concert Disaster + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Swift ‘calls in feline matchmaker’ – Taylor Swift reportedly no longer trusts her instincts when it comes to men. Continue Reading On » Taylor Swift Teases New ’1989′ Single Release on iTunes – Welcome to New York? Taylor Swift has been teasing song lyrics from her […]
  • The real reason Bono wears sunglasses all the time + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Manhattan Transfer's Tim Hauser who founded group dies – Tim Hauser, the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday. He was 72. Continue Reading On » U2's Bono Reveals Why He Wears […]
  • Inside Donald Trump and Russell Brand's Twitter War + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   South Korean fans plunge to their death as grate gives way at pop concert – Officials said the victims were standing on the ventilation grate while watching an outdoor performance by girls’ band 4Minute Continue Reading On » Full-tilt boogie on Foo Fighters song – Nirvana […]
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  • Watch A Trailer For R.E.M. By MTV + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Ricky Martin Plays Multiple Characters In His Prohibition-Themed “Adios” Video: Watch – Ricky's Back! What’s better than one Ricky Martin? Five of them, obviously! The Latin heartthrob plays multiple characters in the prohibition-themed video for new single “Adios”… Continue Reading On » Caribou, Our Love, review:…
  • Bob Dylan in concert: Infuriating, genius or both? + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Carmen Lundy Quartet, Pizza Express Jazz Club, London – review – The singer was a commanding presence, her words tumbling, soaring and stretching Continue Reading On » Treasure Island Music Festival: Videos from Day One – Outkast, Zedd, Janelle Monae, St. Lucia among the performers on […]
  • Country singer Dustin Lynch pelted in face with beer can during show (VIDEO) + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Little Mix Working With Jessie J And Jess Glynne On 'Exciting' New Album – The girls have collaborated with some fellow chart-toppers for their third album… Continue Reading On » Are These The 100 Greatest DJs In The World? – Each year the influential folk over at DJ […]
  • Korean Official Commits Suicide After K-Pop Concert Disaster + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Hamish and Andy’s diva demands – HAMISH and Andy have revealed a long list of demands that must be satisfied before they would take on a high-profile breakfast radio gig. Continue Reading On » Korean Official Commits Suicide After K-Pop Concert Disaster – Just a day […]
  • Pearl Jam pays tribute to Isaiah “Ikey” Owens with performance of “Light Years” — watch + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Pearl Jam pays tribute to Isaiah “Ikey” Owens with performance of “Light Years” — watch – Though best known as the keyboardist of Jack White’s touring band and longtime member of The Mars Volta, Isaiah “Ikey” Owens collaborated with a countless number of musicians and bands over his career. So when […]
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  • New RnB/Soul album releases - Dave Hollister, Goapele, Aretha Franklin and Anthony Hamilton

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

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Songwriter, R&B, Soul and Rock songstress Deja Bryson releases weekly teasers of her music via Soundcloud! Last week she gave her take on Dianna Ross classic Love Hangover and this week she released the soulful answer to Dru Hill's 1996 classic hit Tell Me (that song got me going down memory lane). Singing in a falsetto range, Deja's melodic voice draws you into the track as she sings "You gotta take your time with me.." on the original Dru Hill sample!  Tell Me Remix is a teaser song from Deja's upcoming The Love Movement mixtape!Listen to the soulful track and share your thougths…
  • New hip-hop music: Spends Quality- Feel This

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
    North California's hip-hop artist Spends Quality released his latest track titled Feel This. The laid back, get your body moving track has a 90's hip-hop flow that displays Spends Quality calm flow urges your body to "move dip pop lock and slide".Check out Spends Quality's Feel This (produced by Byrcon) and tell me if you are feeling this track in the comment section! The track is also available for free download via Soundcloud!
  • Erykah Badu singing for change in NY, 3 dollars and six dimes to be exact

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Funk/Soul/Electronica musician and fashion icon Erykah Badu (aka Low Down Lorretta Brown, bka Manuel Maria Mexico and too many other aliases to mention) took the New York streets for social experiment!On October 10, 2014 around 8 p.m. Erykah Badu went to Time Square to do something different, sing for money! Donned in her trademark elongated hat, a black sweat suit with gold chains that would make Slick Rick smile, Erykah decided to go incognito by taking off her hat and putting on reading glasses with the granny chain!After 10 minutes of singing and running up to people asking for moolah,…
  • Brand new Soul- Check out Siji's latest music video- This Must Be Love

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    On a previous post, I spoke highly of this song stating that I could not wait to hear the full track! Well, the wait is finally over as British singer Siji released a new video for his latest soulful tune This Must Be Love today! Directed and produced by Siji & Oluwaseye, the video displays Siji singing the beautiful lyrics to his hit tune!This must be love pushing dark clouds aside Said it must be love got me scaling great heights Some kinda special just the way I feel inside - Siji, This Must Be LoveLook and listen to Siji's latest video This Must Be Love and sound off on…
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  • Featured Releases – w/c 22nd September 2014

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

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    First up this week are experimental hip-hop group Hector Bizerk with the title track from their brand new EP ‘The Fish That Never Swam’. The first of a quartet of EPs to be released over the coming months, Hector Bizerk have been going from strength to strength over the past year, racking up support slots with acts as diverse as The Libertines, Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan, Alt-J and Jurassic 5, winning ‘Best Hip-Hop’ at this years Scottish Alternative Music Awards, as well as being shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year Award with their second album…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 8th September 2014

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    First up this week are Glasgow nine-piece post-indie pop-folk band Skinny Dipper with a track from their brand new EP ‘Masks’. Dubbed as an ‘almost a girl band’ – there are eight girls and one boy – Skinny Dipper are a supergroup made up of members from an array of well renowned Scottish bands, including Blochestra, Randolph’s Leap, Kill The Waves, Aerials Up, Quickbeam and Trapped In Kansas. Join them live tomorrow night, 12th September 2014, as they launch their stunning EP at Stereo in Glasgow, with support from label mates Call To Mind and…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 1st September 2014

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    First up this week are The Holy Ghosts with their brand new single ‘Little Kickstarter (feat. Texan Angels)’. Formed in Edinburgh back in 2012, The Holy Ghosts have been making inroads in the Scottish music scene ever since, from being named Best Newcomer at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards in 2013, to supporting the likes of Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays), The Proclaimers, Alabama 3, as well as supporting Rock ‘n’ Roll stalwarts Status Quo in front of 5,500 people. Catch them live supporting Big Country at Perth Concert Hall on 28th September. Next up are Skerryvore, a…
  • Store Updates: Rdio & Blinkbox Music

    4 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Music streaming service, Rdio has announced its change to a ‘freemium’ model, allowing consumers to access music for free, supported by advertising. Available in 60 countries, Rdio has joined the likes of Beats Music, Spotify, and Rhapsody by adding a free tier to its pricing structure. The free version is available in 20 countries as of today. “What we’ve learned collectively over the last few years,” said Anthony Bay, Rdio’s chief executive, “is that the most successful models are freemium models.” Rdio have extensively updated their app. For paying subscribers, the new home…
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    The DJ Stone Crazy Spot

  • Idiot Murderer Sentenced to Life for Killing Unarmed Teenager Over Loud Music

    Stone Crazy
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Today, murderer Michael Dunn was sentenced to life in prison. Here he is crying like a pussy when he was found guilty. Back in November 2012, he killed 17 year old Jordan Davis. When Dunn pulled into the parking lot of a convenience store, he heard loud music playing from an SUV. Next, he looked at his fiancé. “I hate that thug music,” he told her. Dunn asked the black teens in the SUV to turn the music down. The music was turned down. Yet, Davis said turn it back up, and it was. Then, Davis and Dunn argued. Then, idiot Dunn fired numerous shots and killed an unarmed Jordan Davis. I am…
  • The Sanford Strangler: A Shocking Florida Tale!

    Stone Crazy
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Once upon a time, in the infamous Florida city called Sanford, there lived a young man named Harrison. A time existed when Harrison loved gangsta rap, especially 90’s gangsta rap. He requested the music all the time. Many people already know about George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. For awhile, Zimmerman wasn’t arrested. During the time civil rights leaders marched peacefully through Sanford, Harrison changed. He turned anti-rap. If you look at the second quote, you’ll see something about hip hop based around violence,…
  • Ich danke Ihnen, Deutschland!

    Stone Crazy
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    For some reason, I kept getting a lot views from Germany. Aus irgendeinem Grund hielt ich immer eine Menge Ansichten aus Deutschland. I don’t know why that happened. Ich weiß nicht, warum das passiert ist. I thank Germans for viewing my blog. (I don’t speak German. I’m using Google Translator.) Ich danke für das Betrachten Deutschen meinem Blog. (Ich weiß nicht Deutsch sprechen. Ich bin mit Google Translator.)  
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    DIY Conspiracy - International Zine in the Spirit of DIY Hardcore Punk!

  • The Saddest Landscape & Frameworks Live in Berlin

    Angel S.
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    October 17th was a day I’ve been expecting for about two months and still while making my way to Berlin’s Cassiopeia I wasn’t really sure it was actually happening. Were really The Saddest Landscape in Europe and if yes how would this night end, how would I end this night? Chilling a bit on the first...
  • Comrade Black / Profane Existence

    Mittens XVX
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    The Profane Existence Collective was formed in Minneapolis, USA, in 1989 as a resource for the worldwide activist DIY punk community. Over the years Profane Existence has published a magazine, released numerous records, and ran a large distribution operation. The slogan “Making Punk a Threat Again!” became a call to grassroots political and DIY punk activism...
  • Listen to “Casualties of a Rape Culture” by Appalachian Terror Unit

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

    Angel S.
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Artist: RAGANA Title: Unbecoming Release: CDr / Tape / Digital  Year: 2013 Label: DIY I came across RAGANA totally by chance, I’m pretty certain I can give this encounter to YouTube recommendations haha. Anyhow, I saw a live video of this very intriguing atmospheric doom duo, which impressed me both for the music these two girls played and for its unpretentiousness...
  • Farewell to Run With The Hunted

    DIY Conspiracy
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    With great sadness we have to face the fact Run With The Hunted is no more. After hundreds of shows all around the globe and two albums that will certainly be remembered (the latest one reviewed on DIYconspiracy here) we say goodbye and wait for whatever new those outstanding musicians will decide to transform their energy and...
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    East Coast Digital Radio

  • [Audio] @GriffyOnline – ‘Loaded’

    The Shadowking
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Jay Griffy is loaded and ready for whatever and that’s clear on his high-energy new release “Loaded”. The song is an anthemic banger for the house, car, or club that starts and ends with the infectious sounds like only Griffy can deliver. With a classically familiar mix of rasp and guttural delivery over an EDM-esque beat, “Loaded” is a new sound for a Philly rapper who originally hails from the birthplace of Hip-Hop, The Bronx. Listen To The Track Below
  • [New Music] KRS-One, Cutty Ranks and Grand Surgeon – ‘The Blessing’

    The Shadowking
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    KRS-One, Cutty Ranks and Grand Surgeon – The Blessing prod. by Big Bob and LD – cuts by DJ Fastcut and LD DJs and Mixshows for a copy of the mp3 contact J-Ronin at
  • [New Music] @CorasonTheGreat – ‘Push That’ ft YG & Mann

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Platinum song writer CORA$ON The Great is back with this hot new single “Push That” featuring YG and Mann. Fresh off the heels of releases like “Crowned The Greatest” ft. Jadakiss and “Neverland” ft. Ace Hood and DJ Khaled, CORA$ON is taking the game by storm with his own distinct sound. “My sound is something old, but new,” CORA$ON deciphers. “I like to do the things that are familiar to the ear, but still a part of what’s going on right now.” Hence, his sound incorporates everything from hip­hop and R&B, to pop. Listen To Track Below The track was produced…
  • [Video] @Officialslim400 “Hot N*gga” (Remix)

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    YG’s artist slim400 drops off his latest visual for (HOT N*GGA REMIX) still tourin,still going strong off the release of his own @HoodrichKeem hosted mixtape “Keepin’ It 400″ out now!!!! So enjoy the 400 version an holla at him via twitter @officialslim400  & IG Listen To Mixtape Below [Mixtape] Slim 400 – Keepin’ It 400 Hosted By DJ Lil Keem
  • [New Street/Club Single] @TeamBlockBallin presents @Comptonsbuck “Whoop”

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:13 pm
    The Billionaire Buck (@comptonsbuck) movement shows no signs of stoppin or losin steam…still feeding the people 1st he gave you the radio smash “Around Da Way” then he walked you his roots/city of “Compton, California” with the “Live From Compton” visual freestyle now he’s dropping the Club/Street banger “Whoop” sure satisfy any crowd until the release of Billionaire Buck’s soon to be released “BLACKJEW” project… So enjoy an holla at Buck directly via twitter @comptonsbuck ….. IG @billionaire_buckListen…
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    Slightly Off Key

  • Thom Yorke’s Self-Release is Out of Touch With Consumers

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    It’s no secret that Thom Yorke actively hates the music industry. After ditching his record label in 2007, he’s since accused Apple of trying to “destroy music” and Spotify of being the “last desperate fart of a dying corpse.” Perhaps it was naïve on my part, but I had really begun to think that there was nothing more Yorke could do to surprise me—that his musical misanthropy had reached some kind of bitter plateau. Then he released his new album through BitTorrent. Yes, that BitTorrent. The album, “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes,” finds Yorke shunning literally every…
  • U2 and Apple: What Does It Tell Us?

    27 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    On September 9th, iTunes made history by pushing a free U2 album to it’s over 800 million users. Since then, it’s been painfully obvious that the Internet is not a fan. Reactions have ranged from the disappointed to the outraged to the just plain weird (Tyler, The Creator somehow managed to compare the album to herpes), and Apple has been forced to provide instructions for deleting the cursed object off your phone. While I admit that its tempting as a columnist to simply add to outraged noise – especially given my association with a rival streaming service – I’d instead like to take…
  • New Music Fix: Counting Crows and Delta Spirit

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Counting Crows – Somewhere Under Wonderland After years of waiting – 6 to be exact – Counting Crows have finally released an album of original material! While that in itself would be enough to warrant a review, it’s important to note that not only does the album exist – but that it’s also quite good.  Songs like “Palisades Park” and “Possibility Days”display a musical adventurous not seen since 1999’s This Desert Life, while tunes such as “Scarecrow” and “Elvis Went To Hollywood” are simply catchy as…
  • Kendrick Lamar and the Dangers of Sampling

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    For more music, mischief, and mayhem, follow me on Instagram and Twitter! It turns out you might want to think twice before making that mixtape—just ask Kendrick Lamar. Last week it was reported that two jazz musicians—Eric Reed and Willie Jones III—were suing Lamar for using unauthorized samples in his 2011 hit “Rigamortis.” According to Reed and Jones, “Rigamortis” is nothing more than a looped sample of their own tune “The Thorn,” which was released on their 2010 album, The Next Phase. While lawsuits over samples are nothing new, this particular one grabbed my attention…
  • New Music Fix 8.21.14 – Shovels & Rope Come Back Strong!

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

  • 'NCIS: New Orleans' Recap, S1 EP5, 'It Happened Last Night'

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
    The NCIS spin off set in the Crescent City is off to a bit of a lackluster beginning for its first season, and the fifth episode opened up with a mysterious murder in the alligator-infested bayou.
  • NCIS Recap, S12 EP5, Pirates Hijack The San Dominick

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    The fifth episode of this season of NCIS brings viewers out to sea on a new age pirate raid. Working with the Coast Guard, the team pulled a dead, water-logged corpse from the sea. The body belonged to Drew Willis, the security officer of The San Dominick, a cargo ship with a suspicious trajectory that just caught the attention of NCIS.
  • Daryl's House Presents: Hall-oween & Oates

    Amanda Cowan
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Legendary performers Daryl Hall & John Oates have teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live stream their sold out Halloween night concert live from Daryl's House in Pawling, NY officially titled "Daryl's House Presents: Hall-oween & Oates."
  • Wiz Khalifa Unveils Interactive Music Video

    Amanda Cowan
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Wiz Khalifa has released the world premiere of his groundbreaking new video, “Stayin Out All Night.” The clip, which marks the latest single/video from Wiz’ chart-topping new album, BLACC HOLLYWOOD, debuted this morning exclusively via
  • ESPN E: 60 Recap: Cowboy Jason Witten Talks About Childhood Abuse

    Dan K
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    The National Football League has been in the new recently for how it handled allegations that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson abused his young son.
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    Foxbeard Music

  • Irishman Carl Finlay due to release new single ‘So Hard to Be Happy’ 1st December

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
      Irish born singer/songwriter Carl Finlay’s music is guaranteed to be the most unique and infectious thing you are likely to hear this year. An unusual and fresh blend of Folk, Rock and Reggae delivered with a beautiful Irish accent. Citing an eclectic spread of influences from Bob Dylan and James Blake to obscure Reggae and Folk artists, his music manages to be at once strikingly individual while remaining intimate and captivating. Set for release on the 1st of December, Finlay’s debut single ‘So Hard to Be Happy’, explores the struggle of finding happiness and…
  • Kate Callahan Stuns With New EP, Aha!

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

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

    8 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Ex-busker takes to the studio and creates a gem – released 3rd November Based in North London, River Child is a solo singer-songwriter who specialises in classy, soulful indie/folk. With an off kilter, rare and distinctive voice, he is an ex-busker who has swapped the streets for the studio after getting some incredible feedback for his live performances. For a taste of what River Child is all about, here is the title track from the EP, a treat of jangling guitars and that affecting vocal: Watch the new video here: Listen…
  • Marca Cassity Releases “Songs from the Well” with Support from Osage Nation Foundation

    7 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Marca Cassity’s fourth independent release, “Songs from the Well” (Release date: Oct. 7, 2014) is a tribally-funded collection of 11 folk rock spirit songs, that delivers a positive message with Native nuances that speaks to overcoming hardship through resilience, in connection to nature, humor, love, compassion, spirituality, and heritage. The album, recorded at world-renowned Bay area based Fantasy Studios, and produced by Julie Wolf (Indigo Girls, Carly Simon), features guitarist Adam Levy (Tracy Chapman, Norah Jones), bassist Paul Olguin (Mazzy Starr) and drummer Dawn…
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    One For The People

  • Tracks/VIdeo: Pond - Elvis' Flaming Star

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

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

    Wayne Flanagan
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    London duo Honne step things up a gear with new song "All In The Value" East London duo Honne found a more than fitting debut with the recent "Warm On A Cold Night". New one "All In The Value", however, is the real deal that perfectly shows off their undoubted talent.Read More »
  • Certified Track: Nothing - July The Fourth

    Phill Walker
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    Philadelphia's "heavy-shoegaze" Nothing, return with "July The Fourth" from a split release with Whirr.It's really hard to dislike Nothing, especially when they're probably the only band out there, who've managed to take the pretty drab at times shoegaze and show us that there's life beyond those very rigid but powerful walls-of-sound. After listening to "July The Fourth", debut LP Guilty of Everything sounds even more like the beginning of a progression, likely to be every bit as epic as the music they're currently making.Read More »
  • Video: Contrast - Drum Machine

    Wayne Flanagan
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Hi again Australia! Been a little while since we featured some from down under, so that's definitely a poor effort on our part, given their southern hemisphere's knack of producing some of the best music from the last couple of years.Read More »
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    Festival Mag

  • Rudimental, Skrillex, Basement Jaxx and more for Snowbombing 2015

    News Desk
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:33 am
    Snowbombing has announced the first wave of acts for 2015. Rudimental, Skrillex, Basement Jaxx, Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim have […]The post Rudimental, Skrillex, Basement Jaxx and more for Snowbombing 2015 appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • The Slow and Painful Rise of the Festival Fascists

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

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

    News Desk
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    Many are hoping to be crowned the best of what this summer had to offer at the eleventh edition of […]The post Public voting for the 2014 UK Festival Awards is now open appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • CLOSED – Win a pair of tickets for Joshua Tree Music Festival

    Kes Phelps
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Festival Mag has teamed up with Joshua Tree Music Festival to offer one lucky reader the chance  to win a pair […]The post CLOSED – Win a pair of tickets for Joshua Tree Music Festival appeared first on Festival Mag.
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  • Gwen Stefani – Baby Don’t Lie (Video)

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

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Maryland rapper Logic drops his debut studio album Under Pressure. Executive producer: No I.D. Out on October 21, 2014 via Visionary/Def Jam.
  • Stalley – Ohio (Album Stream)

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    Ohio is the debut studio album from Stalley. In stores from October 27, 2014 via Maybach Music Group/Atlantic Records. Stalley – Ohio Album Stream 1. Welcome To O.H.I.O. 2. Jackin’ Chevys 3. Problems 4. Boomin’ 5. What It Be Like Feat. Nipsey Hussle 6. One More Shot Feat. Rick Ross & August Alsina 7. Always Into Something Feat. Ty Dolla $ign 8. System On Loud 9. 3:30 PM 10. Chevelle Feat. Rashad 11. Free 12. Navajo Rugs Feat. De La Soul
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gameplay Trailer

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Watch the official gameplay trailer for new Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Looks good.
  • The Chemical Brothers – This Is Not a Game Ft. Miguel

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    The Chemical Brothers team up with Miguel on this new record “This Is Not A Game”. Track will be included on “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ and it was exclusively premiered on BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe’s Show on Monday October 20th. Full project out on November 18th.
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    Beats Music Now

  • Bob Lefsetz Talks Streaming Entertainment History while Apple Seeks Lower Subscription Rates

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The Lefsetz Letter comes by email and is an analysis on music, entertainment and technology. Lefsetz wrote a short history on how the last 20 years in film/TV and music has put us squarely into the rental/streaming of our entertainment vs. owning our music, movies and TV shows. Although Beats Music is not mentioned, his post, ‘Netflix vs. Spotify’ lays out how visual entertainment has been training customers for decades to pay a monthly subscription to “rent” film/TV while music stayed with the ‘own-it’ model well into the 21st century. Lefsetz describes…
  • ‘Beat by Beat’ Album Commentary With Banks

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:33 pm
    The new album by Banks, ‘Goddess‘, has two versions on Beats Music — the normal release with just music, and what Beats Music calls the ‘Beat by Beat’ version which has a commentary by Banks for each song. Exclusively on Beats Music, the Beat by Beat albums are good added value for fans. Magic! and Common are the other two artists that have Beat by Beat album versions on Beats Music. I wrote about them a few months ago.
  • AT&T and Beats Music Partnership Has Ended

    15 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    When Beats Music launched in January, they had an exclusive deal with AT&T offering subscribers individual and family plans ($9.99 and $14.99 for 5 accounts, respectively). Conveniently, payments were processed through your AT&T phone bill. The offering ended today (see AT&T chat thread below). Beats Music no longer offers a subscription through AT&T. The Beats Music website no longer has an option to subscribe through AT&T and it appears the 5 account Family Plan for $14.99 is no longer available either. The current Beats Music offering is $9.99/month or $99.99/year.
  • Audio Quality Rising On Music Streaming Services

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

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

  • Paul Hartnoll releases new ‘8:58′ album as Orbital announce split

    Dan Vaughan
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Paul Hartnoll has announced a new solo project – ‘8:58′ – and tour as Orbital called time on their 25-year career. Orbital have announced that they are splitting up after a reunion in 2008 that included sellout tours, headline appearances at festivals around the world, special guest Matt Smith as Doctor Who at Glastonbury, the Paralympics opening ceremony with Professor Stephen Hawking, and not forgetting the highly-acclaimed album ‘Wonky’, brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll have decided to bring down the curtain on Orbital’s remarkable 25 year career.
  • Archie Bronson Outfit’s ‘Two Doves On A Lake’ out 8 Dec

    Kimberley-Marie Sklinar (Never Enough Notes)
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    4.0Overall ScoreArchie Bronson Outfit have unveiled the video to their forthcoming single, ‘Two Doves On A Lake’, which you can see by clicking the ‘play’ button above. The track, which is released digitally on Domino Records on 8th December, is taken from their fourth album ‘Wild Crush’ which was released in May of this year and recorded in Bath, from where the band hail. ‘Two Doves On A Lake’ is an electric riff feast. With energetic hooks carrying the track from start to finish apart from a sneaky breather riff. The accompanying video is a…
  • The 2 Bears announce album and single release along with tour dates

    Sammi Walsh
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Deceptively gruff-looking duo The 2 Bears are pulling out all the stops this month with an album release, an upcoming single release and not to mention their first ever live tour on the horizon. Due for release on the 27th of October via Southern Fried Records, ‘Not This Time’ is the next new treat from The 2 Bears that can be found on their second album ‘The Night Is Young’. 2 Years after their debut, the band are treating us to what they say is some ‘good old fashioned song writing’. With a trip to Africa being a heavy influence and claiming to take more…
  • New animated video for Girlpool’s new track ‘Plants and Worms’

    Kimberley-Marie Sklinar (Never Enough Notes)
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    LA duo, Girlpool have shared an animated music video for ‘Plants and Worms’, the latest track from their debut self-titled EP, out physically and digitally via Wichita Recordings on November 17th. You can see the clip above by hitting the ‘play’ button. ‘Plants and Worms’ is a raw, harmonious track evoking thoughts of straw-bale singalongs in the Californian sunshine. It’s frank and has a strange loneliness about it. But just you dare not hit repeat. It’s like the ‘big red button’ all over again. Girlpool is Cleo Tucker (guitar) and Harmony…
  • Interview: Kieran Leonard // Glasgow RCH // 25.09.14

    Lucy Venckute
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    4.8NEN RATINGOne chilly September evening NEN caught up with Kieran Leonard for a chit chat. What did we find out? Well, he is, indeed, one busy man. And also a bit of a fan of Dr Pepper. Listen to our interview with him by clicking the image of Kieran above. You must’ve heard about Kieran Leonard before. His first solo record, ‘Out Of Work Astronaut’, was well-praised and proved to be a very captivating release, full of interesting lyrical twists. Quite recently, he’s been touring in support of Ryan Adams, delivering acoustic sets night after night and winning…
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  • What are the best picks for guitar?

    Francesco Settesoldi
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    Are you wondering what are the best picks for guitar? Well, Dunlop picks are the best ever! Period. Okay, I'm kidding. This is not an absolute statement for everyone, however this is what I use. I remember when I used to spend time choosing picks at the store. Right now, I already know what I am going to choose:Oh, and If you are like me and you never seem to be able to find your picks, this is highly recommended! It is probably one of the most useful things in the world, no wonder it is a bestseller ! This Blog is updated almost on a daily basis, so make sure to come back often to read…
  • The value of setting small goals

    Francesco Settesoldi
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    I find setting small goals extremely useful. The word "small" is not even accurate, as achieving small goals is simply the path to achieve bigger ones. Think about the guitar playing, for example. I started with small goals, and the I developed better skills in time. Whatever I am practicing the approach is always the same.Now, pay attention to your feelings! Anytime you feel like you are struggling, it means that the step you are trying to make is too big. It's like push-ups. Once I've done 100/120 push-ups, my job for the day is done. It makes no sense to do anymore than that, I've found it…
  • Guitar Lessons #7 : How to play the A Minor Chord

    Francesco Settesoldi
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    Hello, in this guitar lesson we are going to see  how to play the A Minor Chord
  • Guitar Lessons #6 : How to play the G Major Chord

    Francesco Settesoldi
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Hello, in this guitar lesson we are going to see how to play the G Major Chord!
  • 5 Reasons you are Failing with the Guitar

    Francesco Settesoldi
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    If you feel like you are failing with the guitar, or not improving as fast as you would like to, it might be for the following 5 reasons that I'm going to tell you down below. But first of all, check out my new channel, where I'm uploading videos for beginners and intermediate players. My lessons are for all of those people that have been playing for 0-5 years. Don't freak out if you see that the lessons are in Italian Language! My lessons are very easy to understand and they are visually based. Unless you are retarded (and I know you are probably smart), you will be able to understand the…
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  • Meghamala - Etv Telugu serial song Lyric

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    Serial : MeghamalaStaring :  Anjana Sowmya, Jassie GiftChannel : EtvSong LyricLalaaa lala lalaaaLalaaa lala lalaaaManasulo adhado maya evaru chasarata huhuhuuuKanulalo nishabdham holuVinabadindha alaaUulike padakaaa aa aaaa annadi gaTalusu kadhanaaa aa aaa edi thole pramma dhagaManasulo adhado maya evaru chasarata huhuhuuuKanulalo nishabdham holuVinabadindha alaaUulike padakaaa aa aaaa annadi gaTalusu kadhanaaa aa aaa edi thole pramma dhagaLalaaa lala lalaaaLalaaa lala lalaaaOooo maghamagalaParichayam ayi eni rojulaynaMala kotha kaaaaaaValapu annadi enta varu kay…
  • Aadu bhayya aadu - Song Lyric from INDRUDU(2014) Movie

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    Music : G.V.Prakash KumarSinger :  Vandana Srinivasan, Al-RufiyanSong LyricAadu bhayya aadu mooda vachaPadu mudavacha adirala tiyalanta oka ragamAndham undi chudu manche adu paduUnda natu unda natu vayi talamSaptam metam marchayi raShartu collar agaray raSuka suka kotayii ra party ke vachay raBoomay nuvu palincha raAkashana galinchara santhoshana panchay raSaradhalay chasay raIntine dhati bayataku raIntine taka taguvatho raGudu pagili... kodi vasthundi....Katu batu dhatitana sukam vasthundiMusukuna manusu tho emi vasthundi....Nenna annadi wodanu rarapu waiting listanu raNadu matharama…
  • Pilla O Pilla - Song Lyric from INDRUDU (2014) Movie

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    Music : G.V.Prakash KumarSinger : Vandana Srinivasan, Al-RufiyanSong LyricNe ashalu na chavina vasta neravarchaaa naaaaNe kosam andayivani kuripinchaaa naaaNe parra kori kori palikena padhavulaaa Aligay ani ela thalupanuuuu Pilla O Pilla vadi ashalu avi chinavulaPilla O Pilla nuvu vinta chalaaaPilla O Pilla vedi korkalu neku talisinava laokati oko okati nuvu estha chalaaaNenu pasi papadina chasi Kana oollo upastha laKammani kavu gillilonaaaNenu banisanu chesthaaaaNuvu adivi poochina poovaiMuula kanchay nennu kavale kasthaaGala taketha nennu dhani kaidha chesthaaaNuvu anta…
  • Indrudu (2014) - Telugu Movie Songs and Lyrics

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    Movie : Indrudu (2014)Starring : Vishal Krishna, Lakshmi Menon, Iniya...Director : ThiruMusic : G.V.Prakash KumarSinger : G.V.Prakash Kumar, Megha Song 1 : Yelelo {mp3}                Yelelo {Lyric}Song 2 : Aadu Bhayya Aadu {mp3}              Aadu Bhayya Aadu {Lyric} Song 3 : Pilla O Pilla {mp3}               Pilla O Pilla {Lyric} Song 4 : Hrudhayam Ninnu Veedadhe {mp3}              Hrudhayam Ninnu Veedadhe {Lyric} Song 5 :…
  • Hrudhayam Ninnu Veedadhe - Song Lyric from Indrudu (2014) Movie

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    Music : G.V.Prakash KumarSinger : G.V.Prakash Kumar, Megha                      Vijay Prakash, Jai Srinivas,Gana BalaSong Lyric Aakasham anchullo nannegura veshavePilla naa gundelnemo kose nee navveKannullo nee kosam o meda kattaneNuvvochi vaalangane kovela-yyindheHrudayam ninnu veedadhePraanam ninnu veedadheNuvvu leni daarilo aduge padadheThalapu ninnu veedadheTharime kala veedadheNinu kanani naa madhe maate vinadheKada praanam pothunna aa nimusham Nee vollokchi vaalipoyi kanu moosthaNuvvu choose choopokate saripodha Ne…
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  • STRUC SUPREME – How Can I Lose

    MusikFace Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Follow STRUC SUPREME: Website Facebook Twitter Struc Supreme has a way of drawing a listener with his smooth execution of versatility. From STRUC SUPREME: When it comes to Creativity, Originality, and True Talent Struc Supreme is an artist of all 3 elements. Born Deon Bowden and claiming the Industry Moniker of Struc Supreme, this Atlanta Native is definitely making his mark on the Industry. Struc Supreme flows hard. Forged from the same Atlanta metal as ATL legends Outkast and T.I., Struc Supreme’s sound embraces all that the Dirty South is known for but with lyrics that cut a little…
  • Ryan Mikey – The Country Song

    MusikFace Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    I seriously don’t think that there is one country song that does not talk about a pickup truck, tractor, blue jeans, beer, girl or america. Believe me… I love america, I love girls in their dazy dukes, I love beer, I like a nice pick up truck, but how does this shit not get old? From Ryan Mikey: My name is Ryan McShea. I am a musician from New Jersey who has recently started a side project making parodies under the name Ryan Mikey. My first song to release is “The Country Song” which is a a song about every other country song. My girlfriend has been a huge fan of…
  • Tomlin Hill – True Side

    MusikFace Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Follow them: Website Facebook Twitter / Download: SoundCloud Music is what defines us. Its defines the way we think, the way we live, even the way we perceive. About Tomlin HIll: An alternative rock band from Windsor, Virginia. Formed in early 2011 by guitarist Zach Riffle, drummer Kyla Ewer, and vocalist Matt Greene. Later joined by Tee Brant, rhythm guitar, and Ryan Brant on bass and acoustic guitar. In 2014, the band released their second EP “True Side”, also releasing their debut music video. What Inspires Tomlin HIll: In their own words, “Music is what defines us. Its…
  • Rissa Boo – Authentik

    MusikFace Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Follow them: Website Facebook Twitter About Rissa Boo: Rissa Boo is a vagabond and a Hip-Hop artist. He writes and rapps in English, French and Portuguese. He takes his influence from worldwide hiphop from NYC to Brazil, passing by the metropolitan cities of Europe. Discover his rad music and brut words with his EP#A and watch his music video. What Inspires Rissa Boo: In his own words, “Expression inspires me. feelings, melody, colors, ambient… I think there’s a music for every moment in our life, it might be sweet, strong, sad or happy. it may give you back smiling, it…
  • April Blue – Energy

    MusikFace Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Follow them: Website Facebook Twitter / Download: Amazon Itunes Music inspires us to look at and think about the world differently, to express anything which words alone cannot. About April Blue: April Blue are the founders of ‘Suburban Soul,’ a meeting of genres rooted in their love of great music. Songwriters Ian Morcher and Ozz LP are inspired by sounds and stories, irrespective of genre or era, with as much love for Van Morrison as for J Dilla. Their sound – a mix of Rock, Soul and R&B that has garnered comparisons to Usher, Craig David and Eric Clapton (Listed…
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    Music Universe

  • Falls festival new announcement

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:42 pm
    There are some exciting additions to the Falls Festival line-ups in both Lorne and Byron Bay. Together with all the previously announced acts on the lineup, playing in both Lorne and Byron Bay only is none other Sydney DJ, producer and vocalist Kristy Lee Peters AKA KLP. Kristy mixes up an intoxicating blend of club beats and polished pop hooks. She has already collaborated with the likes of What So Not, PNAU, DCUP and Tonight Only, and has received love from none other than Diplo for her track ‘Hands’, which the man spun on BBC Radio 1. Playing in Lorne only are a whole bunch of…
  • Is this the end for Gotye?

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    Wally De Backer, better known by his recording and performing name of Gotye, has declared he will no longer release music. The Melbourne artist stated that, “there will be no new Gotye music” under the moniker that saw him dominate the globe with runaway 2011 single Somebody That I Used to Know. Gotye also noted in his newsletter that he has a couple of contingencies up his sleeve including one that revolves around the “continued human capacity for sound perception”. “If the world gets noisier at the present rate, and instances of early-onset deafness rise correspondingly, and I…
  • Tkay Maidza drops first single ‘Switch Tape’ and announces tour

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:39 pm
    One of the hottest talents in the country right now is Tkay Maidza and she’s about to get even hotter! The talented young Adelaide MC and everyone’s favourite tiny-rapper with a dinosaur–large voice Tkay Maidza has just dropped a brand new single Switch Lanes ahead of her debut EP Switch Tape released 24 October. This will be preceded by an exclusive mixtape set to feature a bunch of collabs, new tunes and from what we hear, even a SBTRKT cover! Fresh from rocking stages at the Listen Out festival, Maidza will be travelling the country once more this November and December,…
  • Golden Plains 2015 lineup announced

    15 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Aunty Meredith has confirmed the acts that will take the stage at the ninth edition of the Golden Plains music festival in March 2015 and it includes the kings of disco, the Village People! We all know how good the lineup for Golden Plains 2014 was, well Aunty has revealed that the UK’s Aldous Harding, travelling band of brothers The Felice Brothers, songwriting genius Stephen Malkmus, African rockers Bombino as well as Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst, punk-folk poppers Twerps and Australian golden girl Courtney Barnett will all take the stage for Golden Plains 2015. Also sharing the…
  • INTERVIEW: Dream Theater

    14 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Dream Theater are widely-regarded as the undisputed kings of progressive metal, but the genre-defining pioneers have had to embark on a rocky road over their 30-year existence to get to the top. The band have been thrown their fair share of curve balls over the journey, but the one they were confronted with four years ago dwarfed anything that the famed instrumental section from their classic song ‘Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle And The Sleeper’ could throw up. Forget the turbulent decade of the 90s which almost saw constant bickering with record labels bring about their premature demise…
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    DEbris-Randomness & Leftovers

  • Don´t Miss Out On The New Video From Old Sonic Youth Member Thurston Moore

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:29 am
        Thurston Moore’s new solo LP, The Best Day, is due out today . Yesterday, we got a video for “Speak To The Wild,” the sprawling 8-minute tempest that opens the album. In the cryptic clip, a mother gets separated from her child in a forest that conveniently also seems to be inhabited by creepy, cloak-wearing cultists. It’s not entirely clear what’s actually going on, but, soundtracked by the ebbs and flows of Moore’s and James Sedwards’ twin-guitar assault, it sure is engaging. Director Santiago Mostyn shares a few words about the thought behind the video: I have…
  • Listen: Smashing Pumpkins new single “Being Beige”

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
      Billy Corgan has released the first track from Smashing Pumpkins’ forthcoming album, Monuments To An Elegy. Entitled “Being Beige”, it’s an emotive number whose sparse acoustic beginnings eventually bloom and give way to a rich, rousing chorus. “The world’s on fire,” Corgan sings repeatedly, as a mix of drums (supplied by none other than Tommy Lee) and guitars crash and burn behind him. Listen below. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Corgan said of the track, “People always ask me to explain songs, and honestly I can’t. But if there’s honesty in this lyric, it’s that…
  • GoPro: Koa Smith’s 27 Second Skeleton Barrel – GoPro of the World August Winner

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Koa Smith scores a 27 second tube ride at Skeleton Bay in Namibia and takes home $1000, a GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition, and a year subscription to Surfline.   Read the interview with Koa Smith in Surfline: In late May of 2014, Koa Smith didn’t just get the wave of his life. He got the wave of his life and her life and your life and my life all wrapped up into one mindlessly perfect, excruciatingly long tuberide at Skeleton Bay — Namibia’s famous sand-bottomed, lefthand pointbreak.It was only Koa’s first trip there, but the end result is so far beyond any POV footage ever…
  • Listen: Gwen Stefani´s new Track: ‘Baby Don’t Lie ‘

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
      First preview from her coming album. What do you think? Comment below or connect with us on Twitter!   Stefani’s new song, released digitally through Mad Love/Interscope Records and co-written with its producers Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella, is her first new solo effort since sophomore album Sweet Escape bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 back in 2006. The official video, directed by Sophie Muller (Shakira, The Killers, Blur), will get its full debut Tuesday on Vevo. Artwork for the song was shared over the weekend. Also! Check out our 10 Useless Facts…
  • Breaking News! This Woman Will Play Robin In the Coming Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
      According to this article in the Daily Dot: OK Batman fans, prepare yourselves: Jena Malone may be playing Robin in the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Jena Malone, known best for her role as Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games, could be the first female Robin to hit the silver screen. Malone has been seen on the WB set sporting a new red hairdo, which may allude to a Carrie Kelley cameo. This all comes from a report by local news station WILX-10 which caught up with an extra during the filming of Batman V Superman at Michigan State University. The anonymous extra, if…
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  • All Quiet Now: John Holt. The Tide Is High.

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    Reggae vocalist John Holt, who sang the original version of Blondie’s hit The Tide is High, has died aged 67. His manager Copeland Forbes told the Jamaica Observer he died in a London hospital on Sunday. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. Holt rose to fame in the 1960s as the lead... The post All Quiet Now: John Holt. The Tide Is High. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • All Quiet Now: Raphael Ravenscroft. Baker Street.

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:22 am
    Raphael Ravenscroft, the saxophonist behind what is arguably the best-known sax solo in pop-rock history – Gerry Rafferty‘s hit Baker Street – has died at the age of 60. The legendary musician, whose solo on the 1978 track is celebrated the world over, is thought to have died of a heart attack after being taking... The post All Quiet Now: Raphael Ravenscroft. Baker Street. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Rock Media: Abbey Road Rare Out-takes Auction.

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    Rare outtakes and the final cover shot for The Beatles Abbey Road album will be auctioned at Bloomsbury Auctions’ Photographs & Photobooks sale on Friday 21st November. The set of six photographs commissioned from Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan (1938-2006) as possible designs for the album’s front cover – together with the Abbey Road street sign... The post Rock Media: Abbey Road Rare Out-takes Auction. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Interview: TedZed. Something Wizard.

    Sara Jenkins
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    Strolling down Wigmore Street, London in the sweet September rain Sara Jenkins met up with electronic wiz-kid TedZed. Causing something of a stir in certain circles he is a man of many talents and his songwriting is described as having a touch of Bolan, Rundgren and Drake. TedZed has recently signed to BMG and so... The post Interview: TedZed. Something Wizard. appeared first on Rockshot.
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  • Smashing Pumpkins Announce Album Details, Stream Single

    Jamie Coughlan
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Chicago’s legendary alt rockers The Smashing Pumpkins have announced details of their upcoming eighth studio album Monuments To an Elegy out 8th December via Martha’s Music/BMG. Stream the first single “Being Beige” above. The title of the song is apt. The album will be their first since 2012’s Oceania, which was seen as many as a return to form for Billy Corgan after the underwhelming response to the majority of his material since 1998 Pumpkins record Adore. The album was produced by Howard Willing, Corgan and guitarist Jeff Schroeder and features Tommy Lee…
  • …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – IX – Album Review

    Jamie Coughlan
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    There Is Nothing Left To Prove With 2012’s visceral and galloping Lost Songs, alt/prog/noise rock stalwarts …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead finally seemed to get the monkey off their back. Said monkey had been firmly attached to them ever since they were roundly, and decidedly unfairly, lambasted for 2005’s Worlds Apart (Pitchfork declared the album contained: “hamfisted ‘subversive’ lyrics, pointless pastiche, and outrageous self-parody.”) While the album somewhat missed it’s intended mark after the near perfect trio of albums…
  • Listen To New Chvrches Song “Get Away”

    Jamie Coughlan
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    In a rather ambitious, but fairly awesome move, BBC Radio 1 have unveiled a new project, curated by Zane Lowe, in which  a number of different artists reinterpret the soundtrack to Drive. Listen to Chvrches’ contribution “Get Away” above. It’s pretty damn good. The full list of artists is: The 1975, Baauer, BANKS, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, CHVRCHES, Eric Prydz, Foals, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula, The Neighbourhood, SBTRKT and ZCC (aka Simon Neil). Titled “Radio 1 Rescores: Drive – Curated by Zane Lowe”, the project will air on October 30th at…
  • Jet Setter Share New Single, “Dippin’ Toes”

    Jamie Coughlan
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    Jet Setter come from Dublin. Jet Setter play loud guitars. Jet Setter are damn good. They’ve been compared to The Replacements, Dinosaur Jr, The Smashing Pumpkins, and The Strokes. High praise indeed. For me, they sound like a staple of the 80s American college rock scene fronted by a less morose Ian Curtis. The track is just over two minutes, but is a jaunty and playful lo-fi gem that will have you singing along after about half a listen: “First time I didn’t know what to do…” The new single “Dippin’ Toes” was released on October 17th through…
  • Archive Announce New Album “Restriction”, Euro Tour

    Jamie Coughlan
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    Hot on the release of the group’s film project Axiom released to critical acclaim this year, London trip hop/rock/shoegaze collective ARCHIVE have announced the details of their new album Restriction and an enormous Restriction 2015 European tour. The album was created with longtime collaborator Jerome Devoise and is set to be released on their own Dangervisit album via [PIAS] on 12th January 2015. In an unusual turn, the band has decided to release three singles from the record simultaneously today: “Black and Blue”, “Kid Corner”, and “Feel It”. In…
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    Vonj productions

  • Dignified Friday’s – For the record & your enlightenment

    vonj productions
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    From now on, each Friday until I release my next album I will be going back to my archives and unleashing a free track ONLY to be promoted Via This weekend I begin with a track titled “The word” first put out in 2011 on my album (Dignified methods of disturbance) Re released on the self titled album Vonj… enjoy people
  • Civilization

    vonj productions
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    I Speak love yet again to all the readers out there, hoping that whatever comes forth from the very depths of my soul will be absorbed into your hearts and minds for your elevation. People wonder why I choose to remain positive, one of the reasons is because I am one who loves a challenge, and it would be way too easy for me to express bitterness, as negativity surrounds us all, but too many people have allowed society to get the better of them. I choose to be like an oasis that will not let the dry desert sand consume it. Our low spirits have caused the world to remain in regression, and now…
  • Rear Inlay story, VNA

    vonj productions
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR A CLOSER READ Only 2 Days Left until the album is launched. Stay In the groove Vonj
  • VNA Teaser

    vonj productions
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    It is the countdown to the release of the album V.N.A. Out this weekend 30th august. Just thought I would drop a track out to all my people ahead of time. Song of power Give thanks Vonj
  • VNA album

    vonj productions
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Indeed a new album Out {30th august 2014} Are you people ready??
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    Producer Empire

  • Tritik releases tkDelay Public Beta for Mac & Win

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    Tritik has released a public beta of tkDelay v1.0, a new delay plugin for Mac OS X and Windows, available in Audio Unit and VST plug-in formats. Key features: Host-synced and free delay times. Infinite feedback loop support. ​Reverse mode. Frequency shifter (per channel). Band-pass filter. Delay times modulation (one LFO per channel). Filter’s frequency modulation (LFO). Overdrive. File based preset system. Intuitive and resizeable UI. 64-bit compatibility for both Mac and Windows. During the beta period, tkdelay can run in demo mode without any features limitation, and is available…
  • Free FilterCrusher from Audio-Assault and Bedroom Producer Blog

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Audio-Assault and Bedroom Producers Blog have released FilterCrusher, a free dual filter effect built around a tube simulation circuit, for Mac OS X and Windows in VST and AU plug-in formats. FilterCrusher features a pair of resonant filters (high pass and low pass) which operate individually. Due to their transparent sound at the lowest resonance setting, the two filters can be used for cleaning up the top and bottom end of audio tracks. At higher resonance settings, they can be used for various creative purposes such as filter sweep effects, boosting certain regions of the frequency…
  • Bitwig and Arturia joining forces to bring Producer Packs

    9 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Bitwig and Arturia released a bundle containing Bitwig’s Studio software, Arturia’s Key Lab controller, the Mini V Synth plugin and the Analog Lab Synth plugin. The Producer Pack as this bundle is called is available in 3 versions the difference being made by the Key Lab version included. There is a 25 key version and 49 key version and a 61 key version. Prices for this bundle, in the same order as above, are $349, $399 and $499 which makes the bundle a must grab. If you were to buy things separately with the small 25 key version of Key lab the whole pack would cost well over $800. That…
  • Novation announced Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface and USB Hub

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Novation has announced Audiohub 2×4, a combined audio interface and USB hub designed for electronic music production. Pricing and release date have not yet been announced. Audiohub 2×4 provides a low latency stereo input, four high quality audio outputs and a loud headphone output, all in a compact and tough aluminium case with 96kHz, 24-bit ‘Focusrite Sound Inside’. Its integrated USB hub powers up to three USB devices simultaneously, meaning a single power supply can power an entire setup, and connect everything to a computer (or even an iPad with a Camera Connection…
  • How to make money with your home studio

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    This is an article mostly for the newcomers of the whole idea of home studios, however I think there is something for everybody here and that being said let’s get into it. A general rule of thumb is that whatever you do, strive to do it at the best of your abilities and you already surpass most of your competition. In the last past couple of months I was constantly disappointed by various professionals because they either literally had no idea what they were doing but capitalized on the fact that neither did the client or just did a poor job to rush to the payment and the service left a ton…
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    iTunes Zone

  • Gwen Stefani – The Sweet Escape (iTunes Version)

    John Kingman
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The Sweet Escape is the second studio album by American recording artist Gwen Stefani. It was released on December 1, 2006 by Interscope Records. Having originally intended to return to No Doubt after her 2004 solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby., Stefani decided to record a second album as a way to release some of […] The post Gwen Stefani – The Sweet Escape (iTunes Version) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Gwen Stefani – Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (Deluxe Version) (iTunes Version)

    John Kingman
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Love. Angel. Music. Baby. is the debut studio album by American recording artist Gwen Stefani, released on November 12, 2004 by Interscope Records. After making guest appearances on songs by other artists during her time with No Doubt, Stefani began recording solo material in early 2003. Genres: Pop, Music, Adult Contemporary, Dance, Rock, Adult Alternative, […] The post Gwen Stefani – Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (Deluxe Version) (iTunes Version) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Lupe Fiasco – Pu$$y (feat. Billy Blue) – Single (iTunes Version)

    John Kingman
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Pu$$y is a newest single by American rapper Lupe Fiasco, featuring Billy Blue. It was released on iTunes on 21 October 2014 via Atlantic Recording Corporation. DOWNLOAD The post Lupe Fiasco – Pu$$y (feat. Billy Blue) – Single (iTunes Version) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Anthony Hamilton – Home For the Holidays (iTunes Version)

    John Kingman
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Home For the Holidays is a studio album by American R&B/Soul singer Anthony Hamilton for this Christmas. It was released on iTunes on Oct 17, 2014 via RCA Records. DOWNLOAD The post Anthony Hamilton – Home For the Holidays (iTunes Version) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Union J – Union J (Deluxe Version) (iTunes Version)

    John Kingman
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Artist: Union J Album: Union J (Deluxe Version) (iTunes Version) Genres: Pop, Music Released: 25 October 2013 ℗ 2013 Simco Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited DOWNLOAD The post Union J – Union J (Deluxe Version) (iTunes Version) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
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    Words and Riddims »

  • RIP Reggae Legend – Favouite Classic John Holt Songs

    Chantel'e Marie
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    John Holt Dead but Music Lives on On Monday 20th October 2014,  music fans across the world were met with the sad news that John Holt had passed away. I say music, rather than reggae fans, because John Holt’s music had transcended across genres over the last few decades whilst entering the hearts and homes of millions. The post RIP Reggae Legend – Favouite Classic John Holt Songs appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • News: Aidonia & JOP Launch Scholarship Worth $300,000

    Chantel'e Marie
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Helping the Youths Dem Last Friday the ‘One Voice Foundation’ and ‘Sheldon Lawrence Scholarship’ was launched by Aidonia and JOP as an educational venture. The $300,000 Jamaican Dollars, initiative for Maxfield Park primary school in Kingston, will be assisting a handful of bright students with their education. Whilst four will receive $20,000 book vouchers annually, one exceptional student will also gain The post News: Aidonia & JOP Launch Scholarship Worth $300,000 appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Rockerz Presents…’They Don’t Know’ Back to Basic Dancehall Workshops

    Chantel'e Marie
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    It almost goes without saying that dancing is a major part of dancehall music. How we move to the riddims and interact with the baselines, are key to what separates dancehall from any other type of music. In its rawest form, dancehall can turn the shyest wallflower into a dancing dynamite, with the potential of The post Rockerz Presents…’They Don’t Know’ Back to Basic Dancehall Workshops appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • EBOLA VIRUS Statistics: Separating Fact from Fear

    Chantel'e Marie
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    Whether you are following the news or looking at social media, the EBOLA VIRUS has become the spotlight. From reports of zombies about the place, to people refusing human handshakes, our irrational thoughts have taken over…. This is after all ‘the worst Ebola epidemic since it was first identified in 1976.’ The news speaks about West The post EBOLA VIRUS Statistics: Separating Fact from Fear appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Autumn 2104: Dancehall Music Video’s

    Chantel'e Marie
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    It’s been a little while since I published a bashment dancehall 2014 music video list. Truth be told, I’ve just been enjoying the Words & Riddims autumn reggae vibrations list and preeing the dancehall scene from afar. Now that October has set in I wanted to share some new tracks. It’s that time of year The post Autumn 2104: Dancehall Music Video’s appeared first on Words and Riddims.
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  • Charlotte Hip Hop Still Rising, Mike Lovehall Releases “Night Drive”

    Leona Taylor
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Win or lose. We Tried… Love Never had a chance with Us…   Mike Lovehall returns to our playlists and proves his self again with the smooth “Night Drive ” mixtape. His new work includes fan favorites like “Playing in the Wind” and the feel good track “Sunset”. The five track-listed mixtape holds a lot of weight for the city of Charlotte. Lovehall is always dedicated to providing his fans quality music at the perfect time. Play this for that Night Drive   The post Charlotte Hip Hop Still Rising, Mike Lovehall Releases “Night…
  • THIS IS HIP HOP: The Light In the Addict Feat. Action Bronson & Black Atlass

    Leona Taylor
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    via   Party Supplies recruit Action Bronson and Black Atlass for “The Light In The Addict”. Action Bronson and Party Supplies have proved themselves as an unstoppable team with the Blue Chips series. Despite plenty of great production collaborators, Bronson always seems most at home on the unique work of Supplies, and their new track is no exception. Technically a Party Supplies-fromted record, both Bronson and Black Atlass provide vocals, but as usual Action is the centre of attention here. His colorful rhymes quickly turn to a bluesy croon, which he…
  • R&B New Music: BJ the Chicago Kid x “Soul of a Woman”

    Leona Taylor
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    There is nothing like a man singing his heart   The post R&B New Music: BJ the Chicago Kid x “Soul of a Woman” appeared first on MahoganyMindVerse.
  • JUST R&B: @_LenaChanel x “On My Mind”

    Leona Taylor
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Indie R&B is the new black.. The beautiful Lena Chanel releases another smooth track off her upcoming project “Vivid”. Check this soultress out and let us know what you think! The post JUST R&B: @_LenaChanel x “On My Mind” appeared first on MahoganyMindVerse.
  • Get Hip to: Raleigh’s Own, R&B Singer CJ Allen @Sohandsome Hot Mixtape R&Gz II

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

    Alex Durham
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    A two decade dance Anyone who waited patiently for the release of Blonde Redhead’s September album Barragán, with a mixture of heady expectancy and churning anxiety, may understand my comparison of the initial experience to a detached, sombre waltz with flaccid art pop. After experiencing the band’s performance huddled together with several hundred at a sold out show in Islington’s Assembly Hall, Kazu Makino, Amadeo and Simone Pace have managed to convince me – and those who shared the experience – that it was a dance worth committing to. Though Blonde Redhead span 21…
  • Syro adds another impressive chapter to the work of Aphex Twin: an album review of Syro

    Stephen Felgate
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Falling into the category of musicians-who-once-released-albums-on-a-semi-regular-basis-only-to-stop-abruptly-coming-back-decades-later, is now Aphex Twin. After about 13 years of what seems to be a stint in solitary confinement, Syro was released, much to our excitement and appreciation! Aphex Twin, real name Richard D. James, is the latest to emerge from what was such an uncharacteristic break from the world of electronic music. Having released 5 albums in the decade prior, Syro is his first release since 2001’s Drukqs. After such a long break from recording and releasing music it’s…
  • Thom Yorke Releases New Album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Via BitTorrent

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

    Bizarre Culture
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Rundrum EP by Midland Sparks Rundrum is the debut EP by Midland SparksThe three tracks are seemingly an experiment in electronica as Midland Sparks try to establish their sound, which is a mix of forceful and fast-paced industrial sounds, sometimes ethereal chord progressions, lulling beats and maybe a siren or two thrown in there for good measure. The style is formed around the basics of drum & bass music, drawing influences from a plethora of genres such as footwork, halfstep, hip hop, trap etc.; it exists seamlessly in the 170 BPM tempo bracket to create a sound that is fast, fresh…
  • An Interview with Tkay Maidza

    Bizarre Culture
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    18 year old Tkay Maidza is an upcoming Australian hip hop artist who just collaborated with Night Slugs co-founder Bok Bok to produce a song called ‘Finish Them’. Tkay launched into Adelaide’s music scene last year and she’s already making waves around the world with her catchy sound. We had the chance to talk to Tkay about her background, influences, upcoming projects and future plans. What was it like growing up in Australia? How did your environment shape your musical preferences? Growing up in Australia was fun; I was totally oblivious to everything. Not a lot goes down in…
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  • Building an App on iOS 8 still compatible with iOS7

    mDecks Music
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    My new app 20 Saxophone Tricks of the Trade by Mario Cerra has been available on the App Store for over a week now. We’ve had many downloads apparently with no issues. Yesterday a user wrote us an email saying the app was crashing right after launching. I knew right away it had something to do with the user’s device or IOS. I downloaded the app from the App Store on an iPad running IOS 7.1.1 and the app crashed right away. I tried it in XCode with the iPad 2 simulator and the app run perfectly but, as soon I connected my iPad with IOS 7 and run it from XCode the app crashed again…
  • 60 Top Hat Piano Grooves Free with in-app purchases ready for sale.

    mDecks Music
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    After 12 days waiting for review, 60 Top Hat Piano Grooves Free version 1.2 is now ready for sale. The user has now the option of purchasing a preferred groove module. For example: If you’d like to access all the Rock & Pop grooves only, you may do so by purchasing only that module. I think this will be a nice feature on the free version since the user already has access to two grooves for every single style. They can try them and choose the style they want to work with first and then when they are ready they can download the next module. Apple does send you a nice email with all…
  • The importance of the In-App Purchase Screenshot

    mDecks Music
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Yesterday, after 14 days, a new version of our music app Rhythmic Vocabulary for All Instruments Vol. 1 was Rejected by the review team on Apple. This version of the app has an in-app purchase where the user can buy Vol. II within the app. I made two mistakes when submitting the app for review: I forgot to upload a in-app screenshot, which is not optional and it is said to be used in the review process only. I did not add the In-App Purchase on the main screen for the app submission In the email from Apple, they described generic problems with in-app purchases but they do not tell you…
  • 20 Saxophone Tricks of the Trade by Mario Cerra is ready for sale

    mDecks Music
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Today, after 13 days waiting for review on the App Store, our new saxophone app “20 Saxophone Tricks of the Trade by Mario Cerra“ changed it status to in Review. Just a few hours later it was processing for the App Store and is now Ready for Sale. As I’ve explained on the recent post: How to find out the App Store Average Review Time, developers can submit their App Store review waiting time by tweeting using the hashtag: #iosreviewtime …which I will tweet in a few minutes
  • 60 Top Hat Piano Grooves Free is waiting for review

    mDecks Music
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Today we submitted the new version of 60 Top Hat Piano Grooves Free. I added 4 modules that are available as in-app purchases,using the method I described on my previous post In App Purchase 60 Top Hat Piano Grooves is a great piano app for piano students and players who want to improve their comping technique in many different styles. We will see how long it takes… Tagged: app developer, app store, ios developer, iosreviewtime, music apps, piano app, waiting for review
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  • Top 10 Art Outside EDM Artists [Page 2]

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    We've had the distinct privilege of getting to know our friends in Texas a little better over the past couple of years. Through the miracle of the internet, we've learned that the Lone Star state is not all belt buckles, boots, and BBQ (though, those are three of the funnest things). In fact, there's a thriving art scene that's been brewing for a decade in and around the city of Austin, TX. Art Outside started popping up on our radar over the last couple of incarnations, because in addition to booking these incredible painters, inventors, metalworkers, and visionaries, they started booking…
  • Top 10 Art Outside EDM Artists [Page 4]

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    We've had the distinct privilege of getting to know our friends in Texas a little better over the past couple of years. Through the miracle of the internet, we've learned that the Lone Star state is not all belt buckles, boots, and BBQ (though, those are three of the funnest things). In fact, there's a thriving art scene that's been brewing for a decade in and around the city of Austin, TX. Art Outside started popping up on our radar over the last couple of incarnations, because in addition to booking these incredible painters, inventors, metalworkers, and visionaries, they started booking…
  • Tipper, Quixotic, Headtron bring Cirque du Freq to LA for Halloween

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Behold, the mother of all Halloween events. Sure, L.A. is known for extravagant parties and decadent celebrations, but do they know how to freak? 'scuse me, do they know how to freq? We're about to find out. The Do LaB, Goldenvoice, and the Headtron crew are collaborating on an event that makes it look like they've been reading's collective fan base diary. The caliber of talent on this lineup is simply unfathomable.
  • Top 10 Art Outside EDM Artists [Page 3]

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    We've had the distinct privilege of getting to know our friends in Texas a little better over the past couple of years. Through the miracle of the internet, we've learned that the Lone Star state is not all belt buckles, boots, and BBQ (though, those are three of the funnest things). In fact, there's a thriving art scene that's been brewing for a decade in and around the city of Austin, TX. Art Outside started popping up on our radar over the last couple of incarnations, because in addition to booking these incredible painters, inventors, metalworkers, and visionaries, they started booking…
  • Top 10 Art Outside EDM Artists

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    We've had the distinct privilege of getting to know our friends in Texas a little better over the past couple of years. Through the miracle of the internet, we've learned that the Lone Star state is not all belt buckles, boots, and BBQ (though, those are three of the funnest things). In fact, there's a thriving art scene that's been brewing for a decade in and around the city of Austin, TX. Art Outside started popping up on our radar over the last couple of incarnations, because in addition to booking these incredible painters, inventors, metalworkers, and visionaries, they started booking…
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  • Learn to be a Drummer – The three “P’s” (Part 1)

    Preston Scott
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Learn to be a Drummer: The three “P’s” (Part 1) Part 1. Pride by Brian West This article will help you learn to be a drummer.  You will be the first one to load into a gig, and the last one to leave. During the set up time, you are meticulous—taking inventory of parts, and instruments, […] The post Learn to be a Drummer – The three “P’s” (Part 1) appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
  • How to Play Guitar Solos to Virtually Any Song

    Preston Scott
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    How to Play Guitar Solos to Virtually Any Song By Bob Clayton Soloing on guitar is a blast, but when presented with a new song or guitar backing track, how do you know what to play? The purpose of this article is to explain how you can start soloing to just about any song within […] The post How to Play Guitar Solos to Virtually Any Song appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
  • Learning the Bass Guitar – “Listen for the Feeling”

    Preston Scott
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Learning the Bass Guitar – “Listen for the Feeling” By Cal Coleman Let your ear, your instinct, and your soul be your guide. I am going to talk about some of the intangible parts of music in this article rather than just mechanics. I want to focus on how to create the “feel” when learning […] The post Learning the Bass Guitar – “Listen for the Feeling” appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
  • My First Gig as a Bass Player

    Bob Clayton
    15 Jun 2013 | 3:22 pm
    by Bob Clayton The other day a friend of mine  named Charley asked me to play bass guitar for him at a small party.  I explained that I’m really more of a drummer and guitarist and that I’m not all that great on the bass.  In fact, I had never played bass with other live […] The post My First Gig as a Bass Player appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
  • How to Solo on Guitar to Virtually Any Song

    Bob Clayton
    19 May 2013 | 10:16 am
    Soloing on guitar is a blast, but when presented with a new song or backing track, how do you know what to play? The purpose of this article is to explain how you can start soloing to just about any song within seconds. The post How to Solo on Guitar to Virtually Any Song appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
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  • Young Guns: Leon Else

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

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

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

    Sam Moir
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    Saturday sees one of biggest dance acts of the 90s headline the third XOYO Loves event of the autumn. Groove Armada will also be bringing some of the biggest dance talents of today to Electric Brixton in south London. Chris Malinchak, the producer behind the number two hit So Good To Me, has been announced as a special guest for the party. Food Music head honcho and deep house don Shadow Child complete the line-up alongside young guns Bodhi and Casino Times. Malinchak, Turnstyle tip for the night, plays the show as the last date of his European tour ahead of the release of his new single,…
  • Young Guns: Liv