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  • Snoop Dogg Drops Snoop-isms in 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' Voice Package All News
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    You don't have to break out your copy of Doggystyle to hear Snoop Dogg get gritty anymore The rapper has lent his suave voice to the video game Call of Duty Ghosts narrating multiplayer gameplay with lines like "Homies out the joint it's party time" or "Don't stop — cap...
  • Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway Done,' Says Butch Vig All News
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The new Foo Fighters album is "almost halfway done" producer Butch Vig said in a new interview with Kerrang (via NME) Vig said the group is experimenting with a variety of recording techniques noting the similarities to the band's 2011 efforts Wasting Light which Vig also produced and was recorded in frontman...
  • Matisyahu – Confidence Feat. Collie Buddz (Stream)

    T&A - YMT
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Matisyahu and Collie Buddz collaborate and offer the cheering Confidence. Akeda album will be out in June.READ MORE ⇒
  • Indiana – Ready For Your Love (Gorgon City cover)

    T&A - YMT
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    Indiana covering Gorgon City featuring MNEK's Ready For Your Love in Radio 1's Live Lounge Late. READ MORE ⇒
  • Moon Bounce – Whore (Video)

    T&A - YMT
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    For all the parents who never believed their child!READ MORE ⇒
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  • Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul Hide Records Around the World

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Just in time for Easter De La Soul have concocted their own brand of egg hunt Two months after the hip-hop trio gave away its entire discography for free it has placed 100 vinyl copies of instrumental mixes from its recent mixtape Smell the DaISY in record stores around the...
  • Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Recording Console Launched

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The mixing console used to record albums like Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is reportedly in desperate need of repairs so its owners at Seattle's London Bridge Studio have launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to fix it up and keep it accessible to local musicians The...
  • Kobe Bryant's Comeback Continues With New Documentary

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Kobe Bryant's 2013-14 season came to an end on December 17 when he fractured a bone in his left knee It was his second major injury in less than a year – he had torn his Achilles tendon in April – and it had many wondering if after 18 years...
  • Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway Done,' Says Butch Vig

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The new Foo Fighters album is "almost halfway done" producer Butch Vig said in a new interview with Kerrang (via NME) Vig said the group is experimenting with a variety of recording techniques noting the similarities to the band's 2011 efforts Wasting Light which Vig also produced and was recorded in frontman...
  • Snoop Dogg Drops Snoop-isms in 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' Voice Package

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    You don't have to break out your copy of Doggystyle to hear Snoop Dogg get gritty anymore The rapper has lent his suave voice to the video game Call of Duty Ghosts narrating multiplayer gameplay with lines like "Homies out the joint it's party time" or "Don't stop — cap...
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    Kings of A&R

  • Anthony Rankin

    Kings of A&R
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Buzz Track: Phoenix In Vegas Anthony Rankin has become a Kings favorite with the release of his new single Phoenix In Vegas.  Drawing comparisons to Prince and Bruno Mars, Rankin is a graduate of the old school combining classic R&B and pop. The tracks were self-produced with co-production by Victor Broden (Jake Owen, LeeAnn Rimes, Plus One). Most recent performances include 3rd & Lindsley, The Listening Room, and 12th & Porter. Upcoming performance at BB King’s in Nashville on May 29th. Contact:
  • Brittany McDonald

    Kings of A&R
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Buzz Track: Alive Brittany McDonald who created a buzz with her ‘thought provoking’ pop is back with a new self released single titled Alive. It’s catchy dance floor pop falling along the lines of Ellie Goulding, Marina & the Diamonds, and Zedd. Contact:
  • Jake Sims & Valerie Broussard

    Kings of A&R
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:26 am
    Both Valerie Broussard & Jake Sims teamed up and released a song together Tell Me (Before You Leave). We featured Jake Sims last year after hearing his mind blowing track ‘Sold Out‘. Sims garnered over 150,000 views for his YouTube covers and 50,000+ hits on soundcloud. Valerie Broussard on the other hand is an American singer/songwriter who lives in New York and makes her rounds back and forth to Nashville and the UK to write, record and perform. Contact: (Jake), (Valerie)
  • Cemetery Sun

    Kings of A&R
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Buzz Track: Sleeping It Off Cemetery Sun is a new act on the scene hailing from Northern California. They blend catchy guitar riffs, soulful vocals and ambient synths. Although the band has not officially released an full album or EP, they have released singles including Kings favorite Sleeping It Off. The band performs in the Sacramento area and their songs have been spun on radio stations such as Live 105 (Bay Area), 94.7 and 98 Rock (Sacramento). This is a band to watch. Contact: or
  • Step Rockets

    Kings of A&R
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    Buzz Track: Heart Attack Again Kings favorite Step Rockets released a new song “Heart Attack Again”. The band continues to build momentum after building a buzz with the song Kisser which hit #1 on Hype Machine and with over 300,000 Soundcloud plays. The band has upcoming performances in Minneapolis as well as Canada. Step Rockets are well crafted songwriters with the perfect vocalist filling the gap, nevertheless, a band to watch. Contact:  
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  • WATCH | The Horrors - 'So Now You Know'

    George Miller
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    Southend psychedelic band The Horrors have unveiled the video for new single 'So Now You Know'. The clip sees frontman Faris Badwan strolling around depleted buildings in the California desert, some troubled-looking kids and plenty of atmospheric scenery shots, to complete the indie video bingo card. Following the lengthy dreamworld of 'I See You', 'So Now You Know' is a more immediate and structured tune, but the edges aren't completely smoothed out. With a memorable melody and haunting feedback effects, the song is destined to become a favourite. The track is taking from upcoming album…
  • AltSounds Exclusive Premiere: LISTEN | Porcupine - I See Sound EP Stream

    Jeremy Daniel
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    La Crosse, Wi trio Porcupine organically forges its singular brand of rock 'n' roll reminiscent of the late-90s alternative without compromise. Un-yielded by what's trendy, Casey Virock (guitars/vocals) with Dave Reinders (bass) and Ian Prince (drums) derive some of their inspiration from 70's classic rock and 60's British psychedelica, resulting in a Swervedriver meets Queens of The Stone Age type sound. Porcupine was founded in early 2006 by Casey Virock and ex-Space Bike co-member Davey Reinders. Hoping to spring board off their recent success from Space Bike, including opening slots for…
  • Cantaloop ‘Avalanching’ back onto the scene with new single

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Funk poppers Cantaloop are defying all genres and pigeon holes with new single ‘Avalanching,’ which is set to be released on June 16th 2014. And as the group Avalanches its way back into the public domain, fans should expect something a little different to the norm. ‘Avalanching’ throws a female vocalist into the Cantaloop mix, in the form of Sam Rogers who provides guest lead vocals, against the dulcet Dannie Dee lyric. Those new to Cantaloop will never have imagined that Sam isn't a regular fixture in the group, which is usually spearheaded by the duo of Justin Metti and Dannie Dee,…
  • Nightmares to release debut album 'Suspiria' June 2nd

    Laura Herbert
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Dubbed as 'heavy music's most anticipated new band', Nightmares, have announced their debut record, Suspiria will be released on June 2nd, 2014, via Rise Records. The band have also released new music in the form of the brutal track 'Cujo' from their forthcoming album, which is available to listen to now here. You can also pre-order 'Suspiria' on their website. Nightmares will hit the road on Rise Records and Friends tour this spring. "We are thrilled to be announcing our debut full-length Suspiria today," says frontman Carter Hardin. "This record is the product of two years of work and we…
  • Review: Wye Oak - Shriek [Album]

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    In such fine weather as this it must be frustrating being stuck indoors all day. But when the day is done, there’s nothing better than rushing out to grab a cold one, cracking it open and relaxing in the glorious sunshine. Wye Oak’s new album Shriek is just like that feeling: the moment when you can shrug off all the worries of the day and laze about doing absolutely nothing. The duo, who started their career from Baltimore but now reside on opposite coasts of the US, are a refreshing taste of Spring whose sound has been refined through the course of their four studio albums. Shriek —…
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  • Miley Cyrus Wants The Media To “Shut The Fuck Up” About Her Hospitalization: Read Her Statement

    Mike Wass
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Miley Cyrus might be lying in hospital but the serial twerker’s illness hasn’t dampened her fiery attitude one iota. Sick of rumors that she suffered a nervous breakdown brought on by the death of her beloved dog and excessive partying, the Bangerz diva took to her Twitter account (she has great reception) to set everyone straight. “shut the fuck up & let me heal,” she tweeted angrily. “stop scaring my family, friends, & fans.” The 21-year-old also attached an official statement that reads: “Miley was suffering from a sinus infection during…
  • Ariana Grande’s New Single “Problem” Officially Features Iggy Azalea: See The Sexy Artwork

    Mike Wass
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
    It’s official. Ariana Grande‘s new single “Problem”, which she plans to debut at the Radio Disney Music Awards on April 27, will feature Iggy Azalea. The divas hinted at the collaboration in a mysterious Twitter exchange but Ari just confirmed the odd but exciting pairing in a tweet. She also shared a bunch of unofficial covers (above and below) to kick off the 10-day countdown to release. This is a canny move from the “Baby I” songstress. Her planned Chris Brown duet was looking like an increasingly bad move in light of his incarceration and the…
  • Future & Andre 3000 Are Bitter On “Benz Friendz (Watchutola)”: Listen

    Carl Williott
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Future is streaming his long-awaited LP Honest ahead of its April 22 release, but one song that he didn’t reveal on the official stream was “Benz Friendz (Watchutola),” his collaboration with Andre 3000. Welp, it has now landed on the unforgiving plains of the Internet allowing all to hear the double dose of ATLien behavior. It’s a screed against the trappings of success and the women who are attracted to that sort of peacocking, so it’s fitting that the track starts with what may be a clever callback to Outkast‘s whacked-out kiss-off “Roses.”…
  • Selena Gomez Is Cute And Casual In Clothes From Her Adidas NEO Summer Collection: 13 Pics

    Mike Wass
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm
    The great Selena Gomez drought of 2014 is finally over! Today, we learned that she has a new song/video on the way (thanks, Ryan Seacrest) and were treated to gorgeous pics of the Stars Dance diva modeling clothes from her Adidas NEO summer collection. What’s next, a new movie role or TV series? The 21-year-old’s latest NEO range is cute and casual. In other words, perfect for summer. Selena models shorts, skinny jeans and some killer kicks. She looks like the extremely hot girl-next-door and I think that’s the whole point. The pics of her taking selfies are adorable and…
  • Selena Gomez Has A Justin Bieber-Referencing Song/Video On The Way According To Ryan Seacrest

    Mike Wass
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Selena Gomez has been unusually quiet on the music front since “Slow Down” was sent to radio in August 2013. The shimmery pop perfection that is Stars Dance never got a third single despite selling well and rumors began to swirl that the 21-year-old was shopping for new management and even a new label. (The former turned out to be true, there’s still no word on the latter). Given all these developments, fans were happily surprised when Ryan Seacrest revealed that Sel has a new song/video on the way in a recent radio segment about Kim Kardashian‘s wedding. “I saw…
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  • Watch FKA Twigs Debut “Give Up” In NYC

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    FKA Twigs played a packed show at Glasslands in Brooklyn last night and debuted new music. A recording of a new one seemingly titled “Give Up” is now available and shows that Twigs sounds just as otherworldly live as she does in the studio. Check out the bewitching new song below.Read More...
  • The Week In Pop: 5 Seconds Of Summer And The Evolution Of Pop-Punk Boy Bands

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:59 pm
    “She looks so perfect standing there/ In my American Apparel underwear” is the new “I like girls who wear Abercrombie & Fitch.” Fifteen years ago, at the height of boy-band mania, America was bombarded by LFO’s “Summer Girls,” in which bros with magnificently sculpted haircuts and bodacious bods sing-rapped clumsy couplets between harmonious refrains about the reigning prep attire of the day. These days it’s marvelously coifed Aussie mall punks 5 Seconds Of Summer serving up choruses about lovely ladies wearing name-brand garments —…
  • The Hold Steady – “Easy” (Deer Tick Cover) & Deer Tick – “Constructive Summer” (Hold Steady Cover)

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    To celebrate the kickoff of their tour together the Hold Steady and Deer Tick have covered each other’s music. The Hold Steady took on “Easy” the lead song off their tour-mates’ album Born On Flag Day while Deer Tick covered “Constructive Summer,” the first song on Stay Positive. Listen to both below.Read More...
  • Watch Belle & Sebastian Cover Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” At A Children’s Hospital

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    You might expect Belle & Sebastian to cover the Kinks or Nick Drake or 10cc. You might not expect them to cover the most-covered Journey song ever. But it’s impossible to say no to sick kids, and during a recent visit to Children’s Healthcare Of Atlanta for the Songs For Kids Foundation nonprofit, the Scottish indie-pop long-timers tried out a sloppy cover of the song that ended The Sopranos. Watch a short video of it below.Read More...
  • Olga Bell – “Stavropol Krai”

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Before she joined Dirty Projectors during the days of Swing Lo Magellan, Olga Bell was a Band To Watch. Now she’s taken some time to work on solo material again. Her upcoming album, Krai, is sung entirely in Russian and judging from the new single “Stavropol Krai” her intricate vocal-centered performances are as strong as ever and backed by even fuller arrangements. Listen below.Read More...
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  • SiriusXM Notes Get Upgrade

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

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

    Spencer Osborne
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    The auto sector showed a little life in March with the help of incentives.  For the month auto sales were 1,533,520.  This beat March of last year by about 80,000 units and even allowed Q1 of 2014 to better Q1 of the previous year.  Q1 2014 was about 48,000 units better than Q1 of the previous year.  Essentially this would present about the same number of subscribers if the metrics were now counted the same.  However, with the restructuring of how radios in GM vehicles are counted, the sub number in Q1 of 2014 should be less than we saw in 2013. In Q1 of 2013 the company added 452,890…
  • SiriusXM To Announce Q1 Results

    Spencer Osborne
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    SiriusXM announced today that it plans to announce first quarter 2014 financial and operating results on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  The company will hold a conference call at 8:00 am ET on Thursday, April 24, to discuss these results.  SiriusXM typically announces results prior to the market open.  This quarterly call is happening just a few weeks after the end of the quarter, which is also not unheard of for the satellite radio provider. Consensus of analysts put EPS expectations at 2 cents per share on revenue of $996 million.  Last year the company earned 2 cents in Q1.  The first…
  • Avis and Budget to Offer SiriusXM on Most Rentals

    Spencer Osborne
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Avis Budget Group, Inc. has announced that SiriusXM is now available to a majority of Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental customers via factory-installed satellite radios. The new offering will give customers easy access to satellite radio… for a price.   Previous to this development, Avis and Budget offered satellite radio via a plug and Play system that had the radio connected to the car through a cigarette lighter. Avis and Budget have carried cars with in-dash satellite radio systems for quite some time, but typically that was not the method used by the car rental company to…
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    Roger McGuinn's Folk Den

  • The Lazy Farmer Boy

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ramp Announces New 7" from Cupp Cave; Stream It Now

    XLR8R Magazine
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    It's been a year since we last heard from Belgian producer Cupp Cave (a.k.a. François Boulanger, Ssaliva). His last release, NVMB, on Ramp, was a jangling network of abstract rhythms and filter-smeared samples. Now, he's back with a new single for the label, "Death Vessel" b/w "TT IBM," a two-track 7" that follows a similar vein, albeit with a noisier edge. read more
  • Diamond Version Details Debut LP for Mute, Shares New Track

    XLR8R Magazine
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    After releasing a five-part EP series via the venerable Mute imprint over the past few years, Diamond Version (a.k.a. Raster-Noton mainstays Alva Noto and Byetone) is now set to release its debut LP for the label on June 2. read more
  • VVV "Present Tense"

    XLR8R Magazine
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Hailng from Austin, Texas VVV is the chosen moniker of Shawhin Izaddoost, a producer who can often be found exploring the more tender ends of slow-motion beatwork. Kicking off his forthcoming Separate Planes EP for Seattle's Hush Hush label is "Present Tense," a rain-soaked cut which laces its simple, understated beat with long-winded chords and a syncopated assemblage of gushing vocal chops. read more
  • Check Out Anthony Parasole's All-Jeff Mills Mix for Beats in Space

    XLR8R Magazine
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    Over the years, Tim Sweeney's Beats in Space WNYU radio program has set a high mark for mixes; nearly every major figure in underground dance music has appeared on the program. That being said, last Tuesday's show with Anthony Parasole offered something special. read more
  • Download a New Mix from Tycho

    XLR8R Magazine
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Fresh off the release his new Awake LP for Ghostly—and having recently offered up a set of Artist Tips for our Gear section—San Francisco producer Tycho has put together a breezy new mix. read more
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  • How the Major TV Networks Can Learn to Love the Internet

    Jeff Giles
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    So what’s a “TV network” anymore, anyway? That’s the question I tweeted in response to the news that NBCUniversal plans to premiere more than a dozen new series through online channels including Hulu, NBC’s website, and VOD. It’s easy to view this as a cheap, desperate move by a network whose name has become synonymous with cheap, desperate moves (My colleague Mike Duquette answered my question by quipping “Barely NBC, as it is”), and Variety’s story on the NBCU announcement summed it up matter-of-factly as “a play to keep digital…
  • 33 1/3 Annnounces Shortlist for 2014 Proposals

    Jeff Giles
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series has become a sort of evolving grail for rock-lit lovers, and every call for fresh submissions is a rite of passage — for the readers who eagerly scan the new titles for in-depth appraisals of albums they love (or love to hate), and for the writers who put together proposals in the hopes of joining the 33 1/3 stable. This year, the submission period lasted from January 31 through March 3, and after weeding through the contenders, series editor Ally Jane Grossan has whittled them down to the 106-title shortlist you see below. Grossan expects to make an…
  • Exclusive: Extreme’s Gary Cherone Previews The New Hurtsmile Album “Retrogrenade”

    Matt Wardlaw
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Gary Cherone is perhaps best-known for being the longtime vocalist of the Boston-based rock band Extreme and after that, the guy who picked up the microphone for Van Halen as the group’s singer for the Van Halen III album and tour. (If you’re a Van Halen fan, hopefully you got a chance to see Cherone on that tour — the shows were great!) Since 2007, Cherone has been focused on his new band Hurtsmile, a collaboration with his brother Mark playing guitars, bassist Joe Pessia and drummer Dana Spellman. They released their self-titled debut in 2011, which Cherone described at the…
  • Soul Serenade: Kool And The Gang, “Jungle Boogie”

    Ken Shane
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    At the beginning they were the Jazziacs. That was 50 years ago. Bass player Robert Bell was only 13 years-old when he and his brother Ronald, a sax player, put the band together with some high school friends in Jersey City including trombonist Clifford Adams, guitarists Charles Smith and Woody Sparrow, trumpet player Spike Michens, alto sax player Dennis Thomas, and keyboard player Ricky West. Most of those guys were still in the band 30 years later. As the name implies, they were going to play pure jazz, but things change. Soul was coming on strong in those years and before long they were…
  • Album Reviews: 311, “311″ and “Evolver” (2014 Vinyl Remasters)

    Dan Walsh
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Fresh off the release of Stereolithic last month, 311 in partnership with Legacy Recordings are set to look back roughly 10 and 20 years for a Record Store Day release. 311’s self-titled breakthrough record from 1995 (commonly referred to as The Blue Album) has been remastered from the original analog tapes, and will be available on vinyl for the first time. Not content with releasing just one album, Legacy has also remastered the band’s 2003 release, Evolver, from the original analog recording; it’s available on individually numbered 2LP 12″ vinyl. The fresh remastering…
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    The KEXP Blog

  • Record Store Day 2014: DJ Kevin Cole’s Picks

    Kevin Cole
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    This Saturday’s Record Store Day will be kind of like the Easter egg hunt for me and my fellow music lovers and record collecting geeks. We’ll gleefully race down the aisles in search of that colorful surprise and treat. And, this year there are plenty of goodies — rarities, long out-of-print re-issues, first-time releases, colored vinyl, picture discs, etc., in all kinds of formats including 7”, 10”, and 12” vinyl, CDs, and even cassettes. Some of the golden eggs I’ll be looking for include: Mudhoney — On Top: KEXP Presents Mudhoney Live on Top of the Space Needle: To…
  • Thursday Music News

    Janice Headley
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    photo by Brittney Bush Bollay Australian quartet Cut Copy have shared the b-side from their forthcoming Record Store Day 10″ single — stream the track “Like Any Other Day” below, and get ready for the RSD scramble on Saturday morning, as the 10″ is limited to 2,000 copies. Cut Copy will be in town on Saturday, May 24th at the Sasquatch! Music Festival. [Consequence of Sound] Former Vivian Girls-bassist Katy Goodman has shared another track from her solo project, La Sera — stream the joyful track “Running Wild” below. Her sophomore release, Hour…
  • Review Revue: Room Nine - Voices . . . of a Summer’s Day

    Levi Fuller
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Room Nine were, it seems, a pretty big deal in Seattle in the late ’80s; like Diamond Fist Werny, they were another band doing their own thing — with their own lighting designer! — while it probably seemed like everyone around them was churning out noisy, grungy rock. Room Nine broke up not long after this album’s release — judging by the comments below, perhaps while it was still in heavy rotation? — and frontman Ron Nine went on to form the somewhat grungier Love Battery (whom we discussed here back in 2008). Overall it seems as though this record was…
  • Live Video: Tacocat

    Jacob Uitti
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    photo by Victoria Holt (view set) It would be great to construct this write-up as a complete palindrome, but probably only Tacocat could pull that off! Instead, let it suffice that this Seattle four-piece is hella charming — from the new ice cream flavor coming out under their name all the way down to their latest album title, NVM, a nod to Nirvana’s Nevermind. Recently, Tacocat stopped by KEXP’s Audioasis with Larry Rose (sitting in for Sharlese) to play some thoughtfully-punk tunes off their new album. They finished the set with their track “Crimson Wave”, a…
  • Live Review: OFF! with Cerebral Ballzy and NASA Space Universe at El Corazon 4/13/14

    Gerrit Feenstra
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    all photos by Brittany Brassell “This is a really beautiful city”, Keith Morris remarked halfway his El Corazon set with super punk supergroup OFF!. He was talking to the punk kid who had fought his way to the very front of the crowd, sweating profusely through the leather jacket he dared not remove in the pit. “You don’t know that yet, though”, Morris continued, “you haven’t figured out how to find the good parts and... oh, well, you know, that stuff comes later”. Back behind the pit, you can hear some chuckles. They come from the denim vests…
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    Create Digital Music

  • Roland AIRA MIDI Implementation: Now Official for TB-3, TR-8 – and TB-3 Sequences Nicely

    Peter Kirn
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    This wouldn’t normally be news, but for whatever reason, the Roland AIRAs went flying off the shelves – missing any MIDI documentation. Ahem. We covered a number of these details before, including a Max for Live patch for the convenience of those of you integrating with Ableton. The good news: the hackers were right, and got more or less the entire implementation via trial and error. So, this is still a good resource: AIRA Secrets: Here’s How to Take Command of Roland’s TB-3 and TR-8 with MIDI The TR-8, then, holds no surprises. I’m just hopeful we see extra…
  • The $100 BeatStep Sequencer and Controller: Everything You Want to Know [Review, Resources]

    Peter Kirn
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    Even if Arturia’s BeatStep did nothing other than act as a dumb controller, it might get your attention. The compact control surface / sequencer hardware runs about $100 street. As a controller, it has both 16 pads and 16 endless encoders (with notches, so you can feel where you are), plus transport triggers and a larger encoder. With driverless USB operation, some of you will already be happy and can proceed. But the BeatStep is more ambitious than that. It has sophisticated software customization via a companion program, and a built-in step sequencer. It operates standalone, with MIDI…
  • Rhythm, Recoded in Plug-ins, Ableton Live: A Conversation with WaveDNA

    Peter Kirn
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    Music software is at its best when it goes beyond cookie-cutter regularity, and spawns something creative. And sometimes, the path there involves retooling how that music is made. That’s why I’m pleased to get to share this interview with WaveDNA. Liquid Rhythm is something unlike just about anything else in music software. It looks like a music theory class collided with a mandala. In colored patterns, arrayed in bars and wheels, you can produce all kinds of new rhythms, then integrate deeply with your host software. If you use Ableton Live, the integration goes further still.
  • Shake-to-Get-a-Free-Album: Apple Called it Too Useless to Approve

    Peter Kirn
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Nid & Sancy – The Cut up Jeans Technique app from Lab101 on Vimeo. Like an attention-starved Tamagotchi – or a two-and-a-half year-old toddler – this is an app that wants to shake around and gets easily bored. Yes, we’ve seen endless predictions that apps might replace albums. (I said it on a panel once, so I’m guilty.) But… how, exactly? In a novel and entertainingly-juvenile concept, the app R.A.N.D.Y. is a handheld dancing character who wants to be shaken around in order to keep the music playing. Worth it? Well, with the funky sounds of Belgian…
  • Listen: Greg Gives Peter Space, Intimate Vocals Meet Live, Spacey Sound [CDM Presents]

    Peter Kirn
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    The label Erased Tapes lies perfectly at the crossroads of craft today, from instrument building and modification (electronic and acoustic) to performance and composition (again, electronic and acoustic). And a new collaboration weaves together all those threads. We couldn’t be more pleased to get to share the first exclusive track from that project, as well as announce an event we’ll co-present here in Berlin in June. Peter Broderick and Greg Haines are each multi-instrumentalist composers, at home singing and playing instruments both new and old. Their relationship spans several…
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  • De La Soul Announce “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” Instrumental Record Store Hunt

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    (AllHipHop News) Two big annual festivities are taking place this weekend – Easter Sunday and Record Store Day. Hip Hop group De La Soul is combining traditions from both days with an “Easter Egg Hunt” style vinyl contest. [ALSO CHECK OUT: De La Soul “Vocabulary Spills”] One hundred copies of the Smell the Da.I.S.Y. instrumental vinyl will be hidden in stores throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. As a tribute to the late producer J Dilla, who produced the tracks on the project, the records will resemble the original tapes Dilla would send to…
  • EXCLUSIVE: Diamond Explains Wihat REALLY Broke Up Crime Mob, Addressing Lil Scrappy On New Album + More

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    (AllHipHop News) The last time Brittany Nicole Carpentero was on the national stage, she was announcing her voluntary exit from the popular reality TV show, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta  back in March of 2012. Two years and a new reality show later, the 25 year old 10 year veteran, Diamond speaks EXCLUSIVELY to AllHipHop about Lil Scrappy’s disparaging comments, Crime Mob break up and we track the evolution of her different answers over the years. Crime Mob Breaking Up Diamond was barely 16 years old when Crime Mob’s infectious hit “Knuck If You Buck” hit the…
  • Raekwon: I’m “On Strike” From Wu-Tang Clan, Says RZA Lied And Is “Not The Top Producer No More”

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    (AllHipHop News) The house that Wu built is quickly crumbling. Today (April 17th), Raekwon explains his rift with RZA, says he’s on a strike from Wu-Tang Clan and more in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. Yesterday (April 16th), RZA told VladTV that one of the holdups with Wu Tang Clan’s 20th anniversary album A Better Tomorrow is Raekwon’s unavailability. According to RZA he has not had a chance to talk to The Chef, a claim that Raekwon calls a “bold-faced lie”: I don’t know why he said he didn’t speak to me, because he did speak to me. We spoke…
  • Chris Brown’s Mugshot For D.C. Assault Case Leaks Online (PICS)

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    (AllHipHop News) Chris Brown definitely did not do this for the ‘Gram. Yesterday (April  16th) Chris Brown’s mugshot pictures from his arrest in connection with his D.C. assault case, were leaked online. Brown’s trial for the October 2013 assault of a man outside the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. is set to start next Wednesdsay (April 23rd). Brown’s bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, started his trial earlier today and is expected to be completed within “one to two days” according to ABC News. Check out Brown’s mugshot photos below: Filed under:…
  • 50 Cent Says Diddy’s “Big Homie” Single Is Garbage (AUDIO)

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    (AllHipHop News) 50 Cent is not letting up on his verbal assault of fellow Hip Hop mogul Diddy. The G-Unit leader’s latest shot came during an interview with 92.3 Jams in Baltimore. [ALSO READ: 50 Cent Releases New Music Video “Hustler”] [ALSO READ: 50 Cent Calls Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks Troy Ave’s Hypemen (VIDEOS)] 50 said: If the guy doesn’t have significant savvy with the actual business or with the actual culture he’ll be out of here. You’ll see Jay around as long as he’s been around. What he’s on like 11 albums? Puff’s still out there. He don’t even need…
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  • Releasing This Week! Transcendence, Boderlands 2: Volume 2, and more Frozen

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

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

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

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

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

  • Is it really EDM’s fault that Outkast flopped at Coachella?

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

    Greg Swan
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    I got to the above track via Soundcloud, after playing this one. It’s Brazilian producer Cesare’s take on the latest Thief single. Thief’s new EP, Closer, is out May 12th via Rabble Records.
  • VIDEO: Kinetic Lego Sculpture Plays House Music

    Greg Swan
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Play House from Alex Allmont on Vimeo. For the past few years I have been experimenting with rhythm, including developing a number of Lego musical machines. For years I have been using Lego to prototype ideas, but I had started to use it as a material to put work in context. In particular, my more recent ideas work on getting lost in a youthful creative process whilst riffing off more mature themes, structures and sounds. My proposal was to develop Play House, an automaton that would churn out mesmerising acid house — not the white-gloves-and-whistles sort of acid house, but the more…
  • #throughglass 15th Apr 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Greg Swan
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    I’ll be on our local NBC affiliate this evening talking about Google Glass, including the plugin we developed at my firm that allowed me to post this picture from the interview direct to this website.
  • BuzzFeed’s Music Snob Quiz is Fantastic – 100 sure signs you have a problem

    Greg Swan
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    And I only got 76/100. How about you?
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    Q Magazine

  • Watch Parquet Courts’ Sunbathing Animal video

    Paul Stokes
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Introducing Frida the cat... The post Watch Parquet Courts’ Sunbathing Animal video appeared first on Q Magazine.
  • Watch John Newman live on Q next Tuesday (22 April)

    Paul Stokes
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
    The singer takes centre stage in our next gig presented on Love Live's L-Player The post Watch John Newman live on Q next Tuesday (22 April) appeared first on Q Magazine.
  • Watch the video for The Horrors’ So Now You Know

    Paul Stokes
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
    The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album Luminous (out 5 May) The post Watch the video for The Horrors’ So Now You Know appeared first on Q Magazine.
  • Who? What? Why? Where? When? The Cadbury Sisters

    Paul Stokes
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:25 am
    Yes they are related to the Cream Egg makers (great, great granddaughters), but this trio indeed to stick around for a lot longer than Easter The post Who? What? Why? Where? When? The Cadbury Sisters appeared first on Q Magazine.
  • The Temper Trap – Five Years (Record Store Day 2014)

    Paul Stokes
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We preview some of the special releases available at your local independent record shop on Saturday (19 April) The post The Temper Trap – Five Years (Record Store Day 2014) appeared first on Q Magazine.
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    13 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    That’s what’s up.

    1 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    I will forever be a student of music, learning from the greats. RIP, Frankie Knuckles.
  • GRAB BAG: MARCH 2014

    29 Mar 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Quick opening note: not to sound like a broken record (pun intended) but the vinyl game is always humbling. No matter how many records you have, there’s always more/better ones to still learn about and yearn for. I’m reminded of this all the time, especially when DJing with my betters such as the Southern Soulspinners who always come with crazy heat at every gig. I try not to trains-spot on their sets too much but it’s hard to resist knowing what the hell it is they’re blowing my mind with. Their willingness to gladly share that knowledge is equally humbling and…

    24 Mar 2014 | 7:31 pm
    If you need a Southern Soulspinners refresh course, peep this and this.I just wanted to add: SSS will undoubtedly bring some heat that’s going to massacre my piddling offerings but I pulled my records for the set and man, I’m going to really enjoy playing a lot of this out, loud. Come through!

    23 Mar 2014 | 12:52 am
    The spring is shaping up to be a good one for Truth and Soul with the next Lee Fields & the Expressions album on its way but their winter was solid too (and apologies for not getting this out sooner). Their reissue dept. has been busy with a trio of fantastic releases, starting with…Qunestine Strong: One Hundred Years From Now From 7″ (Truth and Soul, 2013)Apart from having one of the more unique names I’ve ever seen, this is one of the few soul singles I can think of out of Phoenix, recorded (I think?) back in 1973. According to the website’s liners, producer…
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    Official Om Records Blog

  • World Premiere Free Download of New Blackbird Blackbird x DWNTWN Remix

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

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

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

    21 Mar 2014 | 1:51 pm
    New Blackbird Blackbird album ‘Tangerine Sky’ coming June 3rd. Pre-order here! Tangerine Sky by Black Blackbird Blackbird’s new album ‘Tangerine Sky’ contains some of most elegant material we’ve heard yet from the burgeoning SF songwriter/producer. The first single, “There Is Nowhere” can be heard below. The new album Tangerine Sky promises more surprises, creatively meshing a wide array of contemporary styles into something unique that can only exist in the now. This is futuristic synth-pop that doesn’t look back for inspiration, instead…
  • Check out Click | Click's DJ Chart on Beatport

    13 Mar 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Want to hear more from Click | Click? Check out his DJ Chart on Beatport. Click here to listen to the tracks! Posted by Gunnar Hissam in Smoke N’ Mirrors on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:31:03 +0000
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  • Throwback Thursday | Allmans Take Mountain Jam To Mars

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    "OK, who's the fucking Phish fan? That was too much." - Gregg Allman For The Allman Brothers Band's Summer Tour in 2000 the group recruited Jimmy Herring to fill the shoes of Dickey Betts, who had left the band's employ weeks before the 37-date run. With Gregg Allman left as the lone regular vocalist in the Allman Brothers for that summer, they worked more instrumental material into the mix including the return of "Mountain Jam." "Mountain Jam," which is loosely based on Donovan's "First There Is A Mountain," was a staple of Allman Brothers Band performances from the group's early days…
  • String Cheese Incident Announce Free Show In Boulder

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    On April 28 the String Cheese Incident will play a free show in Boulder, CO just one day prior to the release of their latest studio album - Song In My Head. The performance is scheduled to take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. MT with the stage set up on 13th Street and College Avenue. The band picked Boulder as it's the town they've called home since the early days of the group. Next up for SCI is an in-store at San Francisco's Amoeba Records on April 24, the night they kick off a three-night stand at Oakland's Fox Theater. Here's a video announcement of the free show in Boulder:
  • Amy Helm & Handsome Strangers Live Record Taping

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers will play a pair of shows on May 10 & 11 at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY that will be recorded for a future live album. Both Standing Room and Seated tickets are on sale now via Check out Amy's recent Live At JamBase HQ performance for a taste of what to expect:
  • Hopscotch Music Festival 2014 Partial Lineup

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    The fifth annual Hopscotch Music Festival will bring well over 100 acts to downtown Raleigh, NC between September 4 and 6. Today, the initial lineup for the indie-centric event has been announced and includes Spoon, Aaron Freeman's FREEMAN, St. Vincent, Mastodon and Thurston Moore. Diarrhea Planet, Phosphorescent, Jacuzzi Boys, Sun Kil Moon and Prince Rama are among the other acts on the bill. All in all, Hopscotch organizers will bring 160 acts to various clubs in Raleigh and Raleigh City Plaza. Tickets are available via the event's website. Here's a look at the initial list of acts set to…
  • Couch Tour Alert | Phil Lesh & Friends From Las Vegas

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    Phil Lesh & Friends are heading to Sin City for three shows at Brooklyn Bowl's Las Vegas outpost from Friday through Sunday nights. For this run, Lesh will be joined by Jackie Greene, John Scofield, John Medeski and Joe Russo. If you can't make it in person, there's an option to watch from wherever you have an internet connection. Nugs.TV will be serving up Pay-Per-View webcasts of each show in both SD and HD formats. Head here to place your order. The webcasts are expected to begin at 7 p.m. PT on Friday and Saturday night, while Sunday's webcast kicks off around 6 p.m. PT.
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  • 'Hobbit' Title Change: The Pros And Cons Of 'Into The Fire'

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    The final installment may no longer be called 'There And Back Again,'By Kevin P. Sullivan Luke Evans and Orlando Bloom in "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" Photo: Warner Bros. After the addition of another installment and a big release date shift, fans of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" series will just be happy to see the story reach a finale at all, regardless of what it's called. Yes, the title of the (supposedly) final "Hobbit" movie is apparently up in the air. is reporting that their reliable source informed them recently that New Line Cinema has registered the title "The…
  • Drake Sued Over 'Pound Cake' Sample

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    Jimmy Smith estate claims rapper didn't have rights to use 'Jimmy Smith Rap.'By Gil Kaufman Photo: FilmMagic/Mark Robert Milan "Only real music is gonna last. All that other bullsh-- is here today and gone tomorrow." Wise words from a wise man. Who was that man? Late jazz singer Jimmy Smith, whose voice was sampled by Drake on his hook-up with Jay Z on "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2."
 The 35-second monologue helps set up epic tales of both men's epic successes and is one of the highlights of Nothing Was the Same. There's just one problem: Smith's estate argues in a lawsuit that…
  • 50 Cent Calls Diddy's New Single 'Garbage,' Compares Him To Milli Vanilli

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Fif criticizes the 'Big Homie' single as he prepares to release his new Animal Ambition album.By Rob Markman 50 Cent Photo: Michael Stewart/ WireImage 50 Cent has never been the biggest Diddy fan and Puff's new single won't do anything to change that. "Puff still out there, he don't even need a record, 'cause he don't got one," 50 said to Baltimore's 92Q Jams this week. "You know Puff ain't got no music that you want to hear, that 'Big Homie' sh-- is garbage." Fif, who is on a promo run to amp up his June 3 Animal Ambition album, didn't just offer up his opinion — the comment came after…
  • Kelis Would Rather Cook Sauces Than Beef With Ex Nas

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    Kelis says that's so not her wedding dress on the cover of Nas' Life is Good.By Gil Kaufman Photo: FilmMagic/Jason LaVeris Kelis does not play. Ask if her new Feast line of sauces is the hip-hop equivalent of late actor Paul Newman's line of Newman's Own condiments and she'll draw a blank on "what Paul Newman's situation is." Maybe inquire about why it was important for her to move on from the signature sound she created with Pharrell Williams and the Neptunes on her early albums to prove she could be successful on her own, and the Ginsu-sharp replies are just as cutting. "It wasn't so much…
  • 'The Rover': Watch Robert Pattinson In The New Trailer Now

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    Take a look at the Australian crime drama, co-starring Guy Pearce.By Kase Wickman Photo: A24 The trailer for "The Rover," starring Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce, is here. It's the latest film from director David Michôd, and it's a post-apocalyptic crime drama. Pattinson plays Rey, a young gang member abandoned by his pals after he's injured (harsh, guys. Way harsh.). He meets Eric (Pearce), who, conveniently, is searching for that very same gang after they steal from him. Watch yourself, gang members — guy looks pissed. The trailer for the movie, which will screen at the 2014…
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  • BATTLE BEAST's NOORA LOUHIMO Performs On Finnish Karaoke TV Show (Video)

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Singer Noora Louhimo of Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST was featured on a recent episode of the Finnish YLE TV2 television show "Tartu Mikkiin" (English-language translation: "Grab That Microphone"), a family music program in which two teams compete with each other to guess the karaoke interpretations. You can watch video footage of her appearance below. BATTLE BEAST's self-titled sophomore album entered the official chart in the band's home country of Finland at position No. 5. Released in Europe on May 17, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced and mixed by the band at JKB…
  • METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO To Talk About 'Jaco' Documentary At Baltimore 'Record Store Day' Event

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    According to, METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo will celebrate Record Store Day at Sound Garden in Baltimore, Maryland this Saturday, April 19. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Trujillo will meet fans, sign records, and talk about the upcoming documentary he's producing about his musical hero, Jaco Pastorius. Hand in hand with Omnivore Recordings' impending "Record Store Day" release of eleven staggering tracks unearthed from Jaco Pastorius' Criteria Studios sessions in 1976 on "Modern American Music… Period!" comes word that a documentary film about the life of the undisputed…

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:06 am
    Singer Cristina Scabbia of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL was interviewed on the April 11-13 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. To see a full list of stations carrying the program and when it airs, go to LACUNA COIL's new studio album, "Broken Crown Halo", has registered the following first-week chart positions: Italy: #13 USA: #27 Switzerland: #37 Germany: #40 UK: #45 Austria: #55 France: #56 Belgium (Wallonia): #61 Greece: #63 Canada: #65 Belgium (Flanders): #176 (first…
  • Why MACHINE HEAD Decided To Cover IGNITE's 'Our Darkest Days / Bleeding' For 'Record Store Day' Single

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    Robb Flynn of San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD has posted the latest installment of his online blog, "The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman... And Other Ramblings". It follows below in its entirety. "Sometime in late 2006, during the recording of 'The Blackening', I read a Revolver magazine review of IGNITE's 'Our Darkest Days' album by a friend of mine named Amy Sciaretto. Amy worked at Roadrunner back then, and she had always been a big supporter of our band. IGNITE wasn't a Roadrunner band so the review itself didn't feel like there was some hype behind it. It was a good…
  • 1349's SEIDEMANN Interviewed By METAL LIFE (Video)

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    Karila Shannis of Metal Life conducted an interview with bassist Tor Risdal "Seidemann" Stavenes of Norway's masters of blackened sonic evil 1349 on April 5 at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat below. 1349 is finally back with a deadly vengeance. Four long years after the release of the masterpiece "Demonoir", the band will return with a new full-length album this fall. This CD will be released on Indie Recordings throughout the world except for North America, where Season Of Mist will be handling the effort. To shorten the wait, the band has decided…
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  • Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul Hide Records Around the World

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Just in time for Easter De La Soul have concocted their own brand of egg hunt Two months after the hip-hop trio gave away its entire discography for free it has placed 100 vinyl copies of instrumental mixes from its recent mixtape Smell the DaISY in record stores around the...
  • Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Recording Console Launched

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The mixing console used to record albums like Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is reportedly in desperate need of repairs so its owners at Seattle's London Bridge Studio have launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to fix it up and keep it accessible to local musicians The...
  • Kobe Bryant's Comeback Continues With New Documentary

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Kobe Bryant's 2013-14 season came to an end on December 17 when he fractured a bone in his left knee It was his second major injury in less than a year – he had torn his Achilles tendon in April – and it had many wondering if after 18 years...
  • Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway Done,' Says Butch Vig

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The new Foo Fighters album is "almost halfway done" producer Butch Vig said in a new interview with Kerrang (via NME) Vig said the group is experimenting with a variety of recording techniques noting the similarities to the band's 2011 efforts Wasting Light which Vig also produced and was recorded in frontman...
  • Snoop Dogg Drops Snoop-isms in 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' Voice Package

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    You don't have to break out your copy of Doggystyle to hear Snoop Dogg get gritty anymore The rapper has lent his suave voice to the video game Call of Duty Ghosts narrating multiplayer gameplay with lines like "Homies out the joint it's party time" or "Don't stop — cap...
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  • Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul Hide Records Around the World

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Just in time for Easter De La Soul have concocted their own brand of egg hunt Two months after the hip-hop trio gave away its entire discography for free it has placed 100 vinyl copies of instrumental mixes from its recent mixtape Smell the DaISY in record stores around the...
  • Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Recording Console Launched

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The mixing console used to record albums like Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is reportedly in desperate need of repairs so its owners at Seattle's London Bridge Studio have launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to fix it up and keep it accessible to local musicians The...
  • Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway Done,' Says Butch Vig

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The new Foo Fighters album is "almost halfway done" producer Butch Vig said in a new interview with Kerrang (via NME) Vig said the group is experimenting with a variety of recording techniques noting the similarities to the band's 2011 efforts Wasting Light which Vig also produced and was recorded in frontman...
  • Snoop Dogg Drops Snoop-isms in 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' Voice Package

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    You don't have to break out your copy of Doggystyle to hear Snoop Dogg get gritty anymore The rapper has lent his suave voice to the video game Call of Duty Ghosts narrating multiplayer gameplay with lines like "Homies out the joint it's party time" or "Don't stop — cap...
  • Aretha Franklin Files $10 Million Suit Over Patti LaBelle Fight Story

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Patti LaBelle did not punch Aretha Franklin and the latter soul diva wants the website that wrote a fake story "for entertainment purposes" to pay up for spreading the rumor Franklin has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the humor site the News Nerd according to The Detroit News "The...
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  • Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul Hide Records Around the World

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Just in time for Easter De La Soul have concocted their own brand of egg hunt Two months after the hip-hop trio gave away its entire discography for free it has placed 100 vinyl copies of instrumental mixes from its recent mixtape Smell the DaISY in record stores around the...
  • Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Recording Console Launched

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The mixing console used to record albums like Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is reportedly in desperate need of repairs so its owners at Seattle's London Bridge Studio have launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to fix it up and keep it accessible to local musicians The...
  • Kobe Bryant's Comeback Continues With New Documentary

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Kobe Bryant's 2013-14 season came to an end on December 17 when he fractured a bone in his left knee It was his second major injury in less than a year – he had torn his Achilles tendon in April – and it had many wondering if after 18 years...
  • Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway Done,' Says Butch Vig

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The new Foo Fighters album is "almost halfway done" producer Butch Vig said in a new interview with Kerrang (via NME) Vig said the group is experimenting with a variety of recording techniques noting the similarities to the band's 2011 efforts Wasting Light which Vig also produced and was recorded in frontman...
  • Snoop Dogg Drops Snoop-isms in 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' Voice Package

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    You don't have to break out your copy of Doggystyle to hear Snoop Dogg get gritty anymore The rapper has lent his suave voice to the video game Call of Duty Ghosts narrating multiplayer gameplay with lines like "Homies out the joint it's party time" or "Don't stop — cap...
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  • video: Marissa Nadler – Drive

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    [directed by Naomi Yang]
  • video premiere: Throwing Shade – Sweet Tooth

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    London producer Throwing Shade‘s shimmery, Emily Bee-assisted “cosmic R&B” confection “Sweet Tooth” gets a quite literal visual interpretation, as a bunch of dudes get straight up sugar-faced, honey-lipped, and candy-eyed by some unknown assailant. “Sweet Tooth” is taken from Throwing Shade’s 19 Jewels EP, out May 19 on No Pain in Pop. Video + 12″ artwork by Rachel Noble.
  • video: SZA – Warm Winds (feat. Isaiah Rashad)

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    [video by SZA + APLUS FILMZ]
  • TĀLĀ – Serbia

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    We heard the hypnotic title track from TĀLĀ‘s The Duchess 12″ a couple weeks back, and now the London producer unleashes the slinky, kind of massive proper single/A-side, “Serbia“. TĀLĀ’s The Duchess EP is out June 2 on Aesop Label.
  • Lana Del Rey – West Coast

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Sounds kind of like “Edge of Seventeen” on heavy sedatives:
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    Aquarium Drunkard

  • The Band :: Live At The Casino Arena – July 20, 1976

    Satisfied '75
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Hallelujah. This rare archival footage finds everyone’s favorite on a hot July night in Jersey amidst its final summer tour, just under a month before the much-acclaimed King Biscuit Flower Hour set at the Carter Baron Amphitheatre in Washington, D.C. Sure, the track list is basically the same as that show—the Band throws in a couple […]
  • Music From The Films Of Jim Jarmusch

    Satisfied '75
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Music is never incidental in a Jim Jarmusch movie. It’s part of his film’s DNA, a through line running through his characters’ black comedy gags and existential wanderings. There’s no stylistic template – everything from crazed blues to ambient drones have soundtracked Jarmusch’s films — but the director ties songs together with an unmatched patience […]
  • Wooden Wand :: Farmer’s Corner

    Satisfied '75
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Just minutes into the album — with a shambolic instrumental rumble and a dour delivery of urgency — James Jackson Toth, aka Wooden Wand, mutters “the thing I have been sick with, I am well, I am still in the thick of it…” beautifully characterizing his dauntless and continually expanding discography in 20 words or […]
  • Waylon Jennings / Sanford Clark :: Record Store Day 45

    Satisfied '75
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    For every hobby there is an obsession. If it’s worth obsessing about you have to go all in. Pile up too many and it begins to become a problem. I’ve waited three hours to fill a growler of beer at Hill Farmstead in VT, have a weekly pull at the local comic store, driven to […]
  • RSD Guitar Soli :: Alvarius B. & Sir Richard Bishop / Glenn Jones

    Satisfied '75
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Record Store Day returns for another go-round this Saturday. For me, the event is known as Do I Really Want To Stand In Line For Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Day. But as usual, amidst the pointless collector bait, plenty of great music is hitting shelves as well. These two guitar soli releases are good examples. […]
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  • Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2014 headliners & ticket info

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Raekwon at NXNE 2012 (more by David Andrako) Brooklyn Bodega's Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival will return for its 10th annual year from July 9 - 12. This year's headliners include Raekwon of Wu-Tang (whose group has made the news a lot lately), Jay Electronica (who is still taking forever to release an album, but did just release a Drake remix/diss featuring Jay Z), and CJ Fly of the Pro Era crew (which also includes Joey Bada$$). The rest of the lineup is TBA. Tickets go on sale via Queue next week. Initial event schedule and a stream of Jay's Drake diss, below... Continue reading "Brooklyn Hip…
  • Deer Tick and The Hold Steady celebrate tour together by covering each other's songs (stream them)

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The Hold Steady @ BV SXSW (more by Tim Griffin) Deer Tick and The Hold Steady begin a 10-show run tonight (4/17) in Boston and to celebrate they've covered one of each other's songs. The Hold Steady do Deer Tick's "Easy" (off 2009's Born On Flag Day); while Deer Tick have recorded THS's "Constructive Summer" (off 2008's Stay Positive). You can stream them both below. This tour does not hit NYC but The Hold Steady will play the NY-area at two shows this summer with Drive by Truckers: June 27 at Asbury Park, NJ's Stone Pony Summer Stage and June 28 at The Paramount in Huntington,…
  • Joey Ramone Birthday Bash returning to Bowery Electric

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:14 pm
    To honor Joey Ramone (who would have turned 63 this year) and the Ramones (who celebrate their 40th anniversary as a band this year), the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash returns. Here's the details:Following the tradition, this year's BASH will take place on May 19th, the actual date of JOEY RAMONES' birthday, which this year falls on a Monday. The evening will be hosted at the Bowery Electric, to allow for a more intimate "up-close-and-personal" setting than in previous years. The venue is located on the corner of the Bowery and Joey Ramone Place, just one block from the location of the…
  • Brooklyn school Bishop Ford - where R.E.M., Drake, Miley Cyrus, Juicy J & others made videos, is closing

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Protests are underway after Bishop Ford students found out on Monday that the 50+ year old Catholic high school on 19th Street in Windsor Terrace was being shut down due to low enrollment and no money. If you'd like to help try and save it, there's a petition. You may have never heard of Bishop Ford but you may have heard about their breakdancing teacher and might recognize the school via its iconic radio tower south of Park Slope near GreenWood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway. You might also recognize some of its interior via vidoes by R.E.M. (directed by Michael Moore), Drake (directed…
  • I Break Horses are here, released new EP with remixes by The Field, Tim Gane & more (stream it), playing 2 NYC shows

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    by Bill Pearis I Break Horses' tour just rolled into NYC for two shows: tonight (4/17) at Mecury Lounge and then Friday (4/18) at Rough Trade. Both shows are with Rival Consoles and tickets are still available. For the tour, the swedish group have released a remix EP featuring tracks from this year's shoegazy, danceable Chiaroscuro as messed with by The Field, former Stereolab technician Tim Gane, Tom Furse from The Horrors and others. You can stream the whole thing below. Continue reading "I Break Horses are here, released new EP with remixes by The Field, Tim Gane & more (stream it),…
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  • ‘Tarnation’: 20 Years in the Making, 10 Years Puncturing Our Hearts

    Hillary Weston
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    A young Jonathan Caouette with his 8mm camera. It’s been ten years since Jonathan Caouette released his personal docu-essay Tarnation, and now a decade later, it’s not only the emotional resonance of his story that gives the film life, but how distinctly it marks a particular time in American independent cinema. As a feature 20 years in the making, Tarnation helped usher in a new DIY style of filmmaking, creating a fragmented portrait of his life by culling together countless home movies, early short films, video diaries, answering-machine recordings, digital videos, and pop music that…
  • ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Returns: The Haunting

    Harmon Leon
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    A sure sign that an actor’s career is over is when they start doing sequels to movies that are almost 20 years old. Example: Jim Carey in Dumb and Dumber To and Sylvester Stallone in Rambo 5 and Rocky: The Final Battle. (Stallone won the Oscar for the original and then milked it for decades.) Question for Sylvester Stallone: When will you do a sequel to Victory? Imagine my joy today when I read that a sequel was going to be made of the Robin Williams classic Mrs. Doubtfire. Thank god — so many questions were left unanswered in the first Mrs. Doubtfire and I need closure. The plan is…
  • Sandstorm Coachella Massacre

    Carlos Santolalla
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Sandy Kim in a sandstorm outfit. Sometimes during Coachella you really have to take time to rejuvenate at one of the many oasis spots that pop up for the weekend across Palm Desert. Especially if a sandstorm is threatening to potentially ruin your life. Which is exactly what happened. The gritty winds devoured my camera, and these are the last photos I got before Coachella finally got to me. Niki Takesh at the Stylebop party Dev Hynes from Blood Orange Pool at the Guess hotel party Shanina Shaik Karley Sciortino from Slutever Sandy Kim and boyfriend Colby from DIIV walking in a sandstorm  …
  • Happy Birthday, Vicky

    Adam Mrlik
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Victoria Beckham photographed by Pamela Hanson for Glamour magazine. Star of many talents Victoria Beckham turns 40 today. The pop-star turned legit fashion designer and businesswoman has many accomplishments under that Hermès alligator belt of hers. May the next 40 years be just as fabulous as the first. Our love for you will never die.    The post Happy Birthday, Vicky appeared first on BlackBook.
  • Club Staple Genghis Genghis Missing

    Steve Lewis
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Photo by Sara Wass A familiar face in nightlife known as Genghis Genghis is missing. Trevis Dane Wimer and close friends are desperately searching for him. Trevis had this to say: “Genghis a NYC nightlife staple for over two decades has been missing for almost a week. After being cut from work at Webster Hall Friday evening on April 11th, it is reported that he was heading to Slake at 251 West 30th Street. He did not show up for his scheduled work shift at Webster Hall Saturday evening, which is his first work absence in anyone’s recollection in years. Friends have gone to his…
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    Digital Music News

  • Apple Is Integrating Shazam into iOS…

    Nina Ulloa
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm
    As Apple looks toward a global expansion of iTunes Radio they’re also working on updating iOS software to integrate music discovery. Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on integrating Shazam right into iOS. Other services that are natively incorporated into iOS are Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo. Multiple sources said the feature will be available in an upcoming update. With this update users would be able to ask Siri what song is playing. Siri would then use Shazam’s technology to identify the song. Both Shazam and Apple declined to comment on this partnership.
  • Live Nation CEO Loses Millions In Hasty Stock Dump-Off…

    Paul Resnikoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Does anyone at the top believe in this company? Last year, exiting Live Nation chairman Irving Azoff missed out on tens of millions of dollars after hastily dumping nearly 2 million shares of LYV (the stock has since tripled in value).  But now, it turns out that the CEO himself, Michael Rapino, sacrificed roughly $3.5 million in his own hasty dump-off last year. The costly miscalculation looks like this: in August of last year, Rapino shed 640,000 shares, or roughly 40% of his available holdings, for a handsome, near-$12 million payout.  The dump-off was executed at $18.40, perhaps viewed…
  • Executive Shuffles: Clear Channel, Myspace, Epic Records, Republic Records…

    Nina Ulloa
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    Epic Records publicist Taylor Vaughn is leaving the company to become Manager of Publicity at Republic Records.  Vaughn was at Epic for three years. Clear Channel is “aligning their sales organizations” at the local level. As of now, over 20 people from sales teams have been let go. Clear Channel says they are restructuring “to give more resources, authority and accountability to the most productive members of our team“. At the end of 2013 the company was in debt by over $20 billion. Myspace has hired Mitchell Pavao, Brett Woitunski, and Alex Chan. Pavao…
  • Artists Have Structurally Different Brains, Study Finds…

    Paul Resnikoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
      It’s not a right brain, left brain thing.  Because artists actually have different brains, according to research that keeps surfacing.  ”Anatomists would be hard put to identify the brain of a visual artist, a writer, or a mathematician,” neurologist Dr. Oliver Sachs wrote in his 2007 book, Musicophilia. “But they could recognize the brain of a professional musician without a moment’s hesitation.” Part of this is innate and appears upon birth, though musical training or exposure to the arts can dramatically change brain structure.  Either way,…
  • Should You Pay To Play? Here Are The Worst To Best Club Deals In The World

    Ari Herstand
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I live in LA. I’ve been here just under 4 years, but in that time I’ve met many excellent musicians in town all talented enough to explode at any moment. The sad reality is, in a town so saturated with incredible musicians, the cream isn’t necessarily rising to the top as quickly as it would in other cities. Everyone who is great here is on the same level – getting little victories here and there. Some land a major tour and hit the road. Some get signed and go through the major label roller coaster. Some work the YouTube angle. Some make their livings on song…
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  • Watch: The Wytches – “Robe For Juda” Video, Plus Tour Dates

    Shannon Moore
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Wytches – Photo by Steve Gullick Before Brighton-based garage-psych trio The Wytches embark on their first North American tour, they were kind enough to share with us the video for their dissonant sludge-song Robe For Juda. Captured in Peterborough’s town hall on a VHS camera, this is the home video you wouldn’t show the relatives come Christmas time. The band, along with a few friends, take the stage for a nightmarish talent show that would make even the most proud parents cringe in their folding chairs.   After just a few singles but loads of touring in their native…
  • Listen: Dead Katz – “Working Hard At Hardly Working”

    Lizzie Plaugic
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:10 pm
    We’ve been following Visalia, CA’s Dead Katz since he landed on our Letters From Bandcamp column, and have gotten pretty attached to his super-faded shoegaze (or, as he calls it, “shitgaze”). At the start of this month we heard the pouty lullaby, I Hate The Feelings I’m Feeling, and today Dead Katz shared Working Hard At Hardly Working. Get your daily dose of heavy reverb with a side of angsty anxiety below.   The post Listen: Dead Katz – “Working Hard At Hardly Working” appeared first on CMJ.
  • Coachella 2014: Day 3

    Annie Lesser
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    On Friday during Bastille’s set there were hoards of girls screaming which might have made them the next big boy band of the festival. That was until The 1975 hit the stage on Sunday. Girls were practically crying as they sang along to the lyrics of these Manchester musicians. One of the flailing females in the front row had actually been at the Bastille show two days earlier wearing the exact same outfit as Friday but with 1975 logo across her black tank instead of a Bastille logo.   The most fun show before sunset by far was Rudimental with their high energy electronic funk,…
  • Listen: Lil B – “Scouts Report”

    Lizzie Plaugic
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Lil B – Photo by Generation Bass The realest rapper in the universe, Lil B, is getting ready to release a mixtape, Hoop Life, which will feature themes like basketball and how good Lil B is at basketball. We’ve already seen the Rocky-style motivational video for Gotta Make The NBA, and today Lil B leaked a new one, Scouts Report. It’s a mellow ride with a sparkling, glammed-out beat and lots o’ sports talk. Listen below.   The post Listen: Lil B – “Scouts Report” appeared first on CMJ.
  • Watch: The Horrors – “So Now You Know” Video

    Shannon Moore
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    If ’80s movies have taught us anything, it’s that the only thing you can do when you’re stuck in a one-horse town is dance. This is obviously not lost on U.K. synth-rockers the Horrors who have just released the dusty and angsty video for So Now You Know. This sweeping pop track from their forthcoming Luminous LP provides the soundtrack for lead singer Faris Badwan’s leather-clad stroll through a lawn-less desert town where tension is eventually relieved with some starry-eyed interpretive dance moves. The album is due out May 5 in the U.K. and May 6 in the U.S., via…
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  • Richard Hawley — Rollin’ and Tumblin’

    Ian Harrison
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    Yorkshire blues boy makes ancient whiskey-and-women trance-song regenerate, psychedelically. The post Richard Hawley — Rollin’ and Tumblin’ appeared first on MOJO.
  • What Is Bruce Springsteen’s Best Album?

    Ian Harrison
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    From Asbury Park to the world: how to best experience the mighty works of the one they call The Boss? The post What Is Bruce Springsteen’s Best Album? appeared first on MOJO.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Geoff Brown
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    Motown’s greatest genius and his 10 greatest albums. The post Stevie Wonder appeared first on MOJO.
  • Aretha Franklin

    Geoff Brown
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    The jewels in the Queen Of Soul’s crown. The post Aretha Franklin appeared first on MOJO.
  • The Afghan Whigs – Do To The Beast

    Danny Eccleston
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    Grunge’s black-hearted soulmen, reunited and still resonant, 15 years since their last release. The post The Afghan Whigs – Do To The Beast appeared first on MOJO.
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    FILTER Magazine

  • Exclusives : Pharrell: Lady Luck
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    IT MIGHT BE HARD TO BELIEVE, but Pharrell Williams is 41 years old. In both quantity and quality, the musician’s CV reads like someone’s twice his age. There are the production gigs. (Among his credits is work for Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Marr and Robin Thicke.) There’s time spent as a member of The Neptunes and N.E.R.D. There’s his solo work. Even as a guest musician he has the knack of landing once-in-a-lifetime spots. (Perhaps you’ve heard Daft Punk’s ubiquitous single “Get Lucky”?) But for all his headline-worthy…
  • News : LIVE: Beck Gets Comfortable At KCRW’s Apogee Sessions (4/16/14)
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
      Beck KCRW's Berkeley Street Sessions at Apogee Studios Santa Monica, California April 18, 2014   "Wow, they really packed you guys in here like sardines!"   It took no time at all for Beck Hansen to start joking with the 200-person audience all shoulder to shoulder within the warm confines of Apogee Studios.   "All the tall people in the front? Yeah, that's when you know that this is going to be a real show." Continue reading at
  • Media : WATCH: Clear Plastic Masks Put On High Energy Show For Ploom’s “Rethink Music” Nashville Session
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
      We've been traveling with our good friends over at Ploom to set up some live sessions with emerging artists in different cities. Recently, we headed down to Nashville and saw how the guys of Clear Plastic Masks "Rethink Music." Check it out above! Enjoy at
  • Media : WATCH: Courtney Barnett Debuts US LP Release With “Anonymous Club”
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    After garnering plenty of attention in her native Australia, Courtney Barnett’s The Double LP: A Sea of Split Peas was released physically in the US yesterday (on Mom+Pop Records), along with the music video for her track “Anonymous Club.” Enjoy at
  • Media : LISTEN: The Black Keys Premiere “Turn Blue”
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    After the announcing their new album via Mike Tyson Tweet and releasing their first single a couple of weeks ago, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney debuted the title track from Turn Blue on his Sirius XM show (Serious Boredom) yesterday. The track will have you feeling even more eager for the LP's May 13th release date (via Nonesuch Records). Enjoy at
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  • Apple To Integrate Shazam Song Recognition Into Siri, iOS 8

    Bruce Houghton
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    Apple is working with Shazam to integrate its popular song recognition technology into its Siri iPhone and iPand voice recognition system, according to Bloomberg. Cupertino's experimentation with Shazam comes as sales of digital downloads have slowed under increased competition from music streaming. Apple, according to numerous reports, is trying a multi-pronged approach to see how it can recapture lost revenue both for itself and record labels. Shazam integration will reportedly be built into iOS 8 music like Twitter,which means users will not have to download a separate app to activate it.
  • Jacobs Media's Techsurvey10 Finds Radio Occupying "Both Sides of the Digital Tipping Point"

    Clyde Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Jacobs Media's latest survey of radio listeners, Techsurvey10, finds that "radio is on both sides of the tipping point." That sounds painful but, as it turns out, they're saying that many listeners are still tuning in to broadcast aka terrestrial radio via traditional sources while a growing number are listening to those stations digitally. It's one of the more interesting points of a survey which I feel could use a glossary for those of us who find radio important to the music industry but aren't part of the radio industry. Jacobs Media's Techsurvey10 surveyed "core radio listeners" to…
  • MusiXmatch Adds Lyrics To YouTube Music Videos

    Clyde Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    MusiXmatch has added lyrics to all sorts of places from Spotify to karaoke mics and now to YouTube music videos. This week the fully licensed lyrics company released an extension for Google's Chrome browser that adds lyrics to any YouTube music video for which they have the lyrics which is a lot of songs. Given the popularity of lyrics videos it should be a welcome addition to those who want to follow or sing along while still seeing a fancy music video. Though I haven't written before about MusiXmatch I have an ongoing interest in the use of lyrics to create interesting music videos and to…
  • Spotify Is Phasing Out P2P Streaming

    Bruce Houghton
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    Spotify is changing how it delivers music to users from peer to peer networks to streaming via its own dedicated servers. P2P delivery cut costs for the startup and delivered songs almost instantaneously, both impressive features back when Spotify launched. “We’re gradually phasing out the use of our desktop P2P technology which has helped our users enjoy their music both speedily and seamlessly,” Spotify’s Alison Bonny told TorrentFreak. At one time Spotify was one of the largest P2P networks on the net. Now having raised closed to $550 million, using their own servers allows the…
  • The 5 Richest Hip Hop Artists [FORBES]

    Bruce Houghton
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    Forbes is out with its latest ranking of rich musicians. Diddy again leads a list of 5 Richest Hip Hop artists with his estimated fortune of $700 million, a jump of $120 million over his net worth last year. As with most of the artists on the list, much of the earnings come from ventures outside of cutting new tracks and touring. Here's the full list and what each has banked: 1. Sean "Diddy" Combs ($700 million)2. Andre "Dr. Dre" Young ($550 million)3. Shawn "Jay Z" Carter ($520 million)4. Bryan "Birdman" Williams ($160 million)5. Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson ($140 million)
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    OUPblog » Music

  • Creative ways to perform your music: tips for music students

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

    Taylor Coe
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
    By Ted Gioia Jazz Appreciation Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate musical milestones of the past. But it also ought to serve as a reminder that jazz is a vibrant art form in the current day. Here are 25 recordings released during the last few months that are well worth hearing. 1. Ambrose Akinmusire – The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint Akinmusire is one of the most talented young trumpeters on the jazz scene. This release also represents a ‘return to its roots’ for the Blue Note label, which has increasingly strayed from mainstream jazz in recent years, but shows here…
  • The early history of the guitar

    Julia Callaway
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Christopher Page I am struck by the way the recent issue of Early Music devoted to the early romantic guitar provides a timely reminder of how little is known about even the recent history of what is today the most popular musical instrument in existence. With millions of devotees worldwide, the guitar eclipses the considerably more expensive piano and allows a beginner to achieve passable results much sooner than the violin. In England, the foundations for this ascendancy were laid in the age of the great Romantic poets. It was during the lifetimes of Keats, Shelley, Byron, and…
  • Five jazz concerts I wish I had been at

    Taylor Coe
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    By Gabriel Solis Most people who have listened to jazz for very long have a list in their minds of the best live performances they’ve ever been to. I know I do. I remember with particular fondness a performance by Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson that I saw in the early 1980s in Modesto, California that was a benefit for local jazz musician and DJ Mel Williams’s Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation. It wasn’t so much that it was a groundbreaking concert as such–though I still remember how tight and in-the-pocket his band swung–but it was one of the first I ever went to. As a kid in…
  • April Fool’s! Announcing winner of the second annual Grove Music spoof contest

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    By the Grove Music Online editorial team Just in time for April Fool’s Day we are pleased to announce the results of this year’s Grove Music Online Spoof Article contest. This year’s submissions were all biographies, perhaps because Grove’s stylistic prescriptions for biographies lend themselves well to parody. Competition was fierce and hilarious. One of our judges reports, “You all made me spill my coffee. Twice.” Song thrush. Digital ID: 1132614. New York Public Library.The judges: Deane Root, editor in chief of Grove Music Online, and Professor of Music, Director and Fletcher…
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    Netlabels & News

  • Triangular - Foc.#41 [IA_01]

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

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

    Quetzal Contla
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Varias organizaciones y colectivos de defensa de derechos, convocamos a la sociedad civil a manifestarse en contra de la censura, la vigilancia masiva y el bloqueo de información en Internet, propuestas en varios artículos de la #LeyTelecom. El hashtag bajo el cual está siendo convocado este evento es #NoMásPoderAlPoder. La cita es este Jueves 10 de Abril a las 18 hrs., frente a las instalaciones de Televisa; de allí marcharemos juntos hacia el Senado de la República.
  • Nature - Forget The Theory [AT031]

    Quetzal Contla
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Nature es un cuarteto de voz, bajo, guitarra y batería que combina obscuros grooves, algo de techno y funk con jazz contemporáneo.
  • Openclipart

    Quetzal Contla
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Allende por workerOpenclipart es una comunidad y repositorio de cliparts, todos liberados bajo Dominio Público. En formatos png y svg. 
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  • Secrets Stream “Maybe Next May” Video

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

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

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

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

    Bryce Jacobson
    10 Feb 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Tooth & Nail Records has signed Australian foursome New Empire. Hailing from Cronulla Beach in Sydney, Australia, New Empire is excited to take their music around the world.  Celebrating their label signing, Tooth & Nail Records is giving away the band’s song “Relight The Fire.” Click here to get the single and watch the music video below. “We love to create music and sounds that listeners can get lost in and explore,” shares frontman Jeremy Fowler. “We aim to create songs that encourage, inspire and can be a part of a persons journey through life. We know that partnering…
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    Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise

  • Hilda Paredes

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

    Alex Ross
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:36 pm
    This year's Pulitzer Prize for Music has gone, most deservedly, to John Luther Adams, for Become Ocean. Here is my review of the premiere. I also deeply admired J. C. Adams's Gospel According to the Other Mary, cited as a finalist. I missed Christopher Cerrone's Invisible Cities, but reputable sources praised it strongly.... Louis Andriessen on pop: yes to the Supremes, early Janet Jackson, hip-hop, no to the Beatles.... Some very lively programming at this year's MATA Festival, starting tonight.... Annie Gosfield is back at the Stone on April 29, curating a week of concerts.... How did Steve…
  • Rupert Brooke's Munich agenda

    Alex Ross
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    "Fifth Symphony tonight. Tomorrow Lohengrin. Friday Debussy. Saturday Schnitzler. Sunday Valkyries. Yesterday the Wild Duck. On Sunday I saw Ghosts for 6d: played as a farce. Mr. Wedekind turns out to be a music hall singer: & has coffee at the next table after lunch. No other news."                        — Letter to James Strachey, 1911
  • Woolf as Cage

    Alex Ross
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    “‘There’s no such thing as silence,’ [Mr. Erskine] said positively. ‘I can hear twenty different sounds on a night like this without counting your voices.’”                 — Jacob’s Room “Miss La Trobe stood there with her eye on her script. ‘After Vic,’ she had written, ‘try ten mins. of present time. Swallows, cows, etc.’ She wanted to expose them, as it were, to douche them, with present-time reality. But something was going wrong with the experiment. ‘Reality too strong,’ she muttered.”                 — Between the Acts…
  • Noted

    Alex Ross
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Analytic philosophy often spreads the atmosphere of denunciation and investigation by committee. The intellectual is called on the carpet. What do you mean when you say ...? Don't you conceal something? You talk a language which is suspect. You don't talk like the rest of us, like the man in the street, but rather like a foreigner who does not belong here. We have to cut you down to size, expose your tricks, purge you. We shall teach you to say what you have in mind, to “come clear,” to “put your cards on the table.” Of course, we do not impose on you and your freedom of thought and…
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    Hard Rock Hideout

  • Ace Frehley Announces New Album “Space Invader”

    Rob Rockitt
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:49 pm
    ROCK LEGEND ACE FREHLEY SIGNS WORLDWIDE MULTI ALBUM DEAL WITH ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC “SPACE INVADER,” FIRST NEW ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS, AVAILABLE ON 6/24/14   2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee  ACE FREHLEY will release SPACE INVADER, his first new solo album in five years, via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) on June 24th, 2014. The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s “The Joker.”  This album is the first release under Frehley’s new universal deal on eOne Music. Frehley has released an…
  • 3 Doors Down Announce Summer Touring Plans / Band Working On New Album For 2015

    Rob Rockitt
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:44 pm
    “SONGS FROM THE BASEMENT” WILL NOT BE DENIED! 3 DOORS DOWN ANNOUNCES SUMMER TOURING PLANS Band Has Been “In The Basement” Digging Up Additional Repertoire For Run Set To Commence May 30th In Friant, CA 3DD REVEAL THEY ARE WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM FOR RELEASE IN 2015 3 Doors Down has announced Summer plans that feature additional “3 Doors Down Acoustic – Songs From The Basement” dates fueled by public demand alongside select plugged in electric dates at festivals in select markets.  Fans have embraced and celebrated the band’s acoustic touring…
  • KYNG’s Burn The Serum Out Now

    Rob Rockitt
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    KYNG’s Sophomore effort, Burn The Serum is in stores now! Check out the audio clip for the band’s new song “Electric Halo” below!  This is awesome stuff!                             Track Listing: 1. Burn The Serum 2. Lost One 3. Electric Halo 4. Sewn Shut 5. Faraway 6. Self Medicated Man 7. The Ode 8. In the Land of Pigs 9. Sunday Smile 10. Big Ugly Me 11. Paper Heart Rose Get Burn the Serum here!!   Check out Kyng on Tour on one of the select dates below. Upcoming Tour Dates Tickets &…
  • THE WINERY DOGS: Special Edition & Deluxe Edition Of Self-Titled Debut Album Out Today; Headlining Tour Continues April 30 x

    Rob Rockitt
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:05 pm
    THE WINERY DOGS SPECIAL EDITION AND DELUXE EDITION OF SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT TODAY; HEADLINING TOUR CONTINUES APRIL 30 IN ENGLEWOOD, NJ THE WINERY DOGS (Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen) released their self-titled, self-produced and critically acclaimed debut album in North America on Loud & Proud Records today as two very special editions.  THE WINERY DOGS SPECIAL EDITION is comprised of two-CDs.  Disc 1 is the standard album and Disc 2 is entitled UNLEASHED IN JAPAN 2013, comprised of 10 songs recorded live in Japan during their July ’13 tour, including…
  • SEVENDUST: Acoustic Album, ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires,’ Out Today; Headlining “An Evening With Sevendust” Tour Continues

    Rob Rockitt
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:59 pm
    SEVENDUST HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ACOUSTIC ALBUM, ‘TIME TRAVELERS & BONFIRES,’ OUT TODAY; ALBUM STREAMING NOW ON GUITARWORLD.COM‘S “ACOUSTIC NATION”; HEADLINING “AN EVENING WITH SEVENDUST” TOUR CONTINUES When SEVENDUST–Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), John Connolly (guitar/vocals) and Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals)—asked their family of fans for suggestions of which songs they should record for a new acoustic album, the response was immediate and enormous.  The result of all that love and support is TIME…
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    NashvilleGab - Country music news and Nashville celebrity gossip

  • Rascal Flatts: Why can't we be state GROUP?

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    They're at it again! The Rascal 'rabble-rousing' Flatts! No, but seriously, they're confused as to why they can't be named the 'state group' of Ohio. Hear their argument in the clip below.
  • George Strait Takes Up Residency in Las Vegas

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    After hearing this clip, I feel like that will be a headline in 2016. Take a listen.
  • Another celebrity crushes on T Swift

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    He's a little young for her now, but give him a few years and he'll be ready to tango! His name is Garrett Ryan, and he's in the new super scary, poop-your-pants movie, "Oculus." Hear his remarks about the superstar starting at the 3:50 mark.
  • Thomas Haden Church likes his old school

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Remember the book that came out in 2010 about a little boy's near death experience? It's been turned into a movie, and it hits theaters tomorrow. Why am I bringing this up? Because I had a chance to speak with one of the stars, Thomas Haden Church. We wrapped the conversation with my favorite question for non-country artists, "Who's your favorite country singer, and what's your favorite country song?" He's not polished up on his new country, but he surprised and impressed me with his answer! Skip to the 2:57 mark.
  • What's the opposite of bro-country?

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:38 am
    From backstage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where Sheryl paid tribute to Linda Ronstadt. This clip will make you giggle. You listened, you laughed, now click this. (after you catch your breath of course)
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    wire to the ear

  • Acidlab Drumatix

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

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

    Oliver Chesler
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:21 am
    Delectro – Corrupted Electro Techno Set – 28-03-14. by Delectro on Mixcloud Here’s a great new DJ Set from Colombian artist Delectro titled Corrupted Electro. There’s a lot of Things to Come Records, The Horrorist, Stamba, Ionic Vision, Millimetric and more on this one! “die ganze nacht” – Ionic Vision For more info: Related Posts:Electro Harmonix Sequencer DrumJust PlayingGrauzone Festival
  • TipTop Audio RS808

    Oliver Chesler
    29 Mar 2014 | 6:29 am
    TipTop Audio has released another in their line of Roland TR-808 modules for the Eurorack system. I own all of them so far and they are all stellar. I believe I read Gur used to repair or clone real 808s so he really knows what he is doing. This time the Rimshot and Clav are covered in the new RS808 module. The sound is right and besides the flexibility of being in the modular environment the module has slightly more variation than the original. “The RS808 is the TR-808’s analog Rimshot and Clavs sound generator in Eurorack format. It’s a low-cost module that brings back that…
  • The Horrorist Live in Zwickau Full Show Report

    Oliver Chesler
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:08 am
    I performed in Zwickau, Germany on March 15, 2014 at Club Seilerstrasse. The event was called Home Sick 2. This was the first of 4 live shows I would do in a week where I would stay in the Leipzig area. To be honest so much has happened and I’ve had so little sleep since then it’s hard to remember all the details of this extreme evening. After working most of the day on Friday I flew off to Leipzig. It’s a overnight flight and for the first part of the trip I was put in the Westin. The hotel was really nice with a great pool, bar and lobby. I managed to get a few hours sleep and then…
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    Heavy Metal Addiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Book Notes - Christopher Brookmyre "Bred in the Bone"

    17 Apr 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. Christopher Brookmyre's novel Bred in the Bone impresses with its depiction of Glasgow as well as its well-drawn characters on both sides of the law. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Peppered with choice Glaswegian slang and oozing with just the right…
  • Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - April 17, 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Every week, Montreal's Librairie Drawn & Quarterly bookstore recommends a selection of new books, including fiction, art books, magazines, and comics. Over Easy by Mimi Pond Lovers of the graphic memoir rejoice! Mimi Pond has described Over Easy as her magnum opus, and it's easy to see why; Over Easy is a sprawling, jaunty fictionalized memoir about the fast-paced,…
  • Shorties (Virginia Woolf on George Eliot, A List of the Music mentioned in Haruki Murakami's Books, and more)

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Berfrois shared a 1925 Virginia Woolf essay on the writing of George Eliot. The website Haruki Murakami's Music lists the music mentioned in each of the author's books. The Telegraph listed the 10 best novels about Africa. The Denver Westword interviewed Tom Berninger about his documentary of the band the National, Mistaken for Strangers. Bookworm interviewed Dustin Long about his novel, Bad Teeth. Morning Edition interviewed Ramachandra Guha about his new book, Gandhi Before India. Drowned in Sound interviewed Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura. The Guardian recommended books for men who…
  • Daily Downloads (Crazy Pills, Morning Parade, and more)

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: 1,2,3: "Porch Swing Song" [mp3] Aaron Hale: Names album [mp3] Dolly Spectra: "Preservation Methods" [mp3] Frances Luke Accord: A Queen and Her Pearl (NoiseTrade Sampler) EP [mp3] June Cat: June Cat EP [mp3] LEAGUES: You Belong Here album [mp3] Morning Parade: The WFUZ Acoustic Session EP [mp3] Rabitsss: "Incdntlly" [mp3] from Penguins (out May 27th) Various Artists: The Cover Up: Sneak Peek EP [mp3] Free and legal live performances at other websites: Crazy Pills: 2014-04-08, Brooklyn [mp3]…
  • Book Notes - Jaime Clarke "Vernon Downs"

    16 Apr 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. Obsession and celebrity are the themes of Jaime Clarke's impressive and fascinating novel Vernon Downs. Matthew Specktor wrote of the book: "All strong literature stems from obsession. Vernon Downs belongs to a tradition that includes Nicholson Baker's U and I, Geoff…
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  • For Gabriel Garcia Marquez who has just died, vallenato songs

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    He was one of literature's greatest modern masters, and now Nobel-winning author Garbriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87. Marquez was a novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and journalist who was known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. His best-known works include One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, and his creations have in turn inspired writers, artists and musicians around the globe. And while Marquez was heavily influenced by other writers, he said that his Colombian influences were mostly musical: With my joshing I've probably…
  • "Shadows" by Childish Gambino live in Studio Q

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Donald Glover and his musical confederates are in Studio Q to perform "Shadows" from their latest record Because the Internet.
  • Listen: Chromeo releases ‘Ezra’s Interlude’ featuring Vampire Weekend frontman

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Favourite Canadian (well, partly Canadian) electronic music duo Chromeo has just released a new track, and it features one of the biggest names in indie rock. The aptly named "Ezra's Interlude" is a spare, bittersweet track about unrequited love, and the vocalist is none other than Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig. Check it out: The track is taken from Chromeo's forthcoming album White Women, which is slated for release May 12. The pair previously shared the tracks "Come Alive," (featuring Toro Y Moi), "Jealous (I Ain't With It)," and "Sexy Socialite."
  • Listen: the Darcys release new instrumental, 'Hymn for a Missing Girl'

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    The Darcys have released a new 22-minute composition, "Hymn for a Missing Girl," which they describe as “an experiment in creating sound that reflects emotion.” The instrumental was recorded inside a barn at Knowles Farm, Grey Highlands, Ontario in the summer of 2013. Inspired by Cormac McCarthy's book, Cities of The Plain, the piece was produced by the Darcys and mixed by Warring producer Tom McFall (Bloc Party, Stars). There will be 500 vinyl copies of the piece available as part of Record Store Day in Canada. The entire piece will be made available on iTunes worldwide on…
  • In Tune on April 19: High notes at London Marathon, Pulitzer Prize awarded, donkey makes opera debut

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    Welcome to In Tune, your weekly classical news feed on CBC Radio 2. Saturdays at noon, Katherine Duncan shares the classical music and musicians people are listening to and talking about, here in Canada and around the world. Here are the stories she's covering this week: Collectors take note: Montblanc has designed a new limited edition pen in honour of Steinway pianos. The black lacquered barrel and gold plated fittings mirror the colour combination of the classic grand. If you were running the London Marathon last weekend, you might have seen and heard soprano Laura Wright…
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    ACountry | ACountry

  • Eric Church : The Outsiders Available on Vinyl for National Record Store Day

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

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

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

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

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

  • The GOASTT Premier New Video

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:56 pm
    MUSIC NEWS - The GOASTT, (formerly the Ghoat of a Saber ToothTiger) the modern psych-rock band fronted by Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, has premiered a music video for “Animals,” off of their upcoming album entitled Midnight Sun (out...
  • Better Than Ezra Back With New "Crazy Lucky" Tune

    9 Apr 2014 | 6:43 pm
    MUSIC NEWS - Better Than Ezra, best known for their hits “Good,” “Desperately Wanting,” and “Juicy,” have premiered the lyric video for their first single “Crazy Lucky” off their upcoming album. Watch it below from MNN. The catchy first single...
  • Together Live Tour Announced; Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield

    9 Apr 2014 | 6:32 pm
    MUSIC NEWS- Grammy award-winning musician, actor and NY Times best selling author Rick Springfield will hit the road this summer on a co-headlining tour with his friends and fellow musicians, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. The multi-city tour will kick...
  • Simon Townshend Embarks on USA "Denial" Tour

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:29 pm
    MUSIC NEWS- Just off a series of concert dates with Roger Daltrey, Pete's brother, Simon Townshend will be launching a tour of the United States on April 9 in support of his new album, Denial. The singer, songwriter and guitarist...
  • Stephen Stills' Spring Solo Shows Set

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:05 pm
    MUSIC NEWS- Legendary singer/songwriter, guitarist and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stephen Stills will headline a solo tour in the western USA this May and June during a break in the current Crosby, Stills & Nash's 2014 concert...
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  • Rumor: Power Couple Jay-Z And Beyonce Will Join Forces For Summer Stadium Tour

    Laura Aguirre
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Jay Z and Beyonce are joining forces this summer. It’s being reported that that hip hop power couple is prepping a summer stadium tour. The question is, are you ready for their world domination? Rumors have surfaced saying that Jay Z and Beyonce will soon announce a 20-stadium U.S. tour that will start in late June. N.Y. Post’s Page Six column also reports that their tour will include a show in New York for July 4. (We expect fabulous fireworks.) None of this has been confirmed, but no one is denying it either. Plus, Jay and Bey have a habit of making “surprise” guest…
  • Childish Gambino Upset At Label, Wants Someone To Buy Him Out Of Record Deal

    Laura Aguirre
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Rapper and former Community actor Childish Gambino, a.k.a. Donald Glover, has started a feud with his record label Glassnote Records. After releasing the video for his latest single “Sweatpants”, off his LP Because The Internet, Gambino went on Twitter to express his anger with the label. Gambino’s anger erupted from the release of his video, which he claims was mishandled. The rapper Tweeted, “We were told a lot of things were gonna happen and they were all lies. So i’m done. Someone buy me out of this contract.” During his rant, Gambino also revealed that…
  • Lana Del Rey Releases New Single And Video For 'West Coast'

    Travis Woods
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
    For those of you who couldn’t make it out to Coachella last weekend, and are planning making the trek to the festival’s upcoming second weekend, one thing you missed was Lana Del Rey performing a new, typically vacuous bubblegum groove-pop track, “West Coast.”  But hey, guess what, now it’s a single with a video. If you liked her previous work, you’ll like “West Coast.”  If you’ve hated her previous work, well, you probably love this too, only because it’ll prove you right.  Check it out, and dig Lana Del Rey’s tour dates below: April 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica…
  • News Roundup: Lykke Li Unveils "No Rest For the Wicked" Video, Drake Makes Fun Of Drake, and More

    Laura Aguirre
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This week, Lykke Li released another music video from her upcoming album I Never Learn. The video for “No Rest For The Wicked” is directed by her longtime collaborator Tarik Saleh, and tells of the story of two doomed lovers. Check it out below. Also, Drake went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and hosted a segment of his own. All that and more below. Aerosmith Announces Tour: Aerosmith will tour with Slash this summer. According to Billboard, the band will hit the road for the Let Rock Rule tour alongside Slash for a series of shows that will begin in New York on July 10. The band will also…
  • Antemasque: Flea Joins With Ex-Mars Volta Members To Form Supergroup

    Travis Woods
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    In 2003, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea played bass on the majority of the Mars Volta’s debut prog-punk album, De-Loused in the Comatorium, as well as trumpet on a handful of tracks from that album’s follow-up, Frances the Mute, in 2005.  Fast forward a decade, and, despite the Mars Volta having broken up not much has changed, apparently—Flea has recently joined forces with Mars Volta songwriter/lead guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, as well as former Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch, to form the supergroup Antemasque. The band has posted its first…
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    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion

  • Special Offer (This Week Only) to Work 1-on-1 with Me

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

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

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

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

    Bob Baker
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:15 pm
    So, you’re eager to play your music live. You’re ready to start booking gigs or even a mini tour. Time to start emailing and calling venues, right? HOLD ON! Slow down, Mario … Before you do anything, listen to these tips and checklists that Billy and I dish out. Make sure you are prepared BEFORE you ever get near a live music venue. That’s what awaits you on this episode of “Music Marketing Monday.” What do YOU think about our pre-gig preparation ideas? What did we miss? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MusicMM. There are…
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    Artists House Music

  • FIRST KISS viral video (the music was used with permission)

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

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

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

    21 Jan 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. Copyright vests automatically in an original work once it is ‘fixed’ in a tangible form.  While copyright vests automatically, it can also be advantageous to register an original work for copyright registration with the US Copyright Office.  Registering a work with the US Copyright Office is not a requirement but it can be beneficial for the following reasons: Registration with the US Copyright Office establishes a public record of the basic facts including ownership of an original work. Before an…
  • Why do musicians always feel disappointed about their career?

    8 Jan 2014 | 10:03 am
    5 out of 6 reasons are THEIR fault. Time for retrospection. By Tommy Darker. The essay was originally published in The Musicpreneur on Medium. I was at a gig last night and I saw three amazing bands rocking out the stage and making people dance very hard. Note: it’s London, normally people don’t dance that hard. The sad realization I made is that none of these bands actually makes money. Isn’t it sad? The band entertains you, makes you feel great, you pay the bar for drinks, but the musician gets nothing of monetary nature. That brought an avalanche of thoughts and I started jotting…
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  • Watch List Select: Sam Smith, Hijacked, The Boom Cat, Estere

    Mark J
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    At TheNext2Shine we are passionate about discovering new artists to share with our readers, and we are always looking and listening out for emerging artists that bring their own authenticity, originality and talent to the music scene. Here in our 'Watch List Select' feature we provide for your... ....
  • Music Video: Nakhane Toure - Fog

    Mark J
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    South African singer Nakhane Toure's video for 'Fog', nominated for the Design Indaba/Most Beautiful Object In South Africa 2014 award, is confrontingly direct, the stark black-and-white imagery of the video's single shot seeing Toure clean away a white, viscous material that swathes his head as he... ....
  • James Bay wants to you to 'Let It Go'

    Candice M
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    James Bay has a soul twice his age, although he is only 23 years old, he’s emotional profoundness within his music will allow fans to experience life in his eyes. He grew up listening to Bob Dylan, Jon Mitchell, and James Taylor. Drawing inspirations from these artists, he instilled a distinctive... ....
  • Jessica Ashley Teams Up With Epic Records For Her Debut Album

    Mark J
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    21-year-old New York singer/songwriter Jessica Ashley, with her classically beautiful voice and accomplished skills on piano, has been an emerging artist that we have been following for several years now, including featuring her on our 'Discovery Mixtape' series, and Nocturne Media Group have just... ....
  • Music Video: Joel Baker - Every Vessel, Every Vein

    Mark J
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:27 pm
    2013 was a breakthrough year for U.K singer/songwriter Joel Baker, with the Nottingham-bred, and currently London-based artist garnering the attention of both the BBC 1's Zane Lowe and BBC 1Xtra's DJ Target in the process of going on to release his critically acclaimed 'Long Sleeves' EP, with Baker... ....
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  • sophia black - OVR AGN (Prod. by BASECAMP)

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Honestly, this isn’t fair. I think I may retire from the whole music journalism thing after this one. I know, that sounds crazy, but let me explain myself – There I was was minding my own business, fumbling… (in post Sophia Black: OVR AGN (Prod. BASECAMP) from Kick Kick Snare. More by this artist at )
  • Douglas Greed - Summerless (Hector Cuto Rmx)

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
    We’re going to call this an EP even though there’s over half an hour of music on this little gem. One original, Douglas Greed’s ‘Summerless’ is re-imagined five times by five different artists. The bassline of the original… (in post Douglas Greed – ‘Summerless’ EP from The Noise Gate. More by this artist at )
  • LindaThompsonUK - Never The Bride (feat. Teddy Thompson)

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Linda Thompson‘s beautiful music has always come from the heart. A central figure in British folk music and beyond, Thompson is one of the genre’s most earnest and important figures, with a career spanning decades and a secure… (in post Me, Give Parenting Tips? An Interview with Linda Thompson from Decoder Magazine. More by this artist at )
  • The Melt - Trample (Queen Leaf Remix)

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    (in post Patrick Brian - "Trample (Queen Leaf Remix)" from Ants in My Trance. More by this artist at )
  • MULLET085 • Joeblack feat. Robin S - Show Me Love (Extended Vocal Mix) • (Preview)

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Hop in the Delorean. We're traveling back to 1993. Flip on MTV and watch this number one hit tearing up the clubs. You've probably heard this one before. The soulful vocals of Robin S helped fuel many a… (in post Joeblack feat. Robin S - Show Me Love (Extended Vocal Mix) from Disco Filter. More by this artist at )
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    RouteNote Blog

  • Young Squage – Transformer (Steerner Remix)

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

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

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:43 am
    Searching Alaska is a great band who uses RouteNote to distribute their music to iTunes, Spotify, etc. Buy there latest track Our Defences on iTunes.
  • Kygo Interview: Insights into the Mind of a Remixing Ninja

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Kygo is a producer on the rise and is getting a lot of attention from all over the world. Kygo recently sat down with TheVibeGuide for a quick interview. Here is a quick excerpt: Seeing as we have just come out of 2013, what would you say were your top 5 records of the year? Stolen Dance (FlicFlac Edit) – Milky Chance Gold (Snakehips Bootleg) – Bondax Klingande – Jubel Suit & Tie (Oliver Nelson Remix) – Justin Timberlake Lemâitre – Cut To Black Back on music, your Sexual Healing remix racked up an impressive 250,000 listens in a little over 10 days, did you ever think that your…
  • Tony Betties – So Cool (Bronx Remix)

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Tony Betties – So Cool (Bronx Remix). Such a great chilled out track.
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    Tribute Band Reviews: Listen and Watch Before You Book!

  • Michael Buble Tribute Acts: Kai McKenzie

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

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

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

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

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

  • Speaking Voice Mistakes = Talking Trouble!

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

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

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

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

    Judy Rodman
    25 Feb 2014 | 8:07 am
    This will be the first in a two-part series This is the second of a two part seriesThis will be the first in a two-part seriesThis will be the first in a two-part seriesAs promised, this is my second blog post on 'Vocal Tone'. It's one thingto know how you want your voice to sound... but another to actually create that sound! Today we'll talk about how to paint different tone colors, change the overtones and harmonics of your speaking and singing voice to most authentically communicate your messages - or sound like a singer you want to match.It takes...Mental intention: You know what…
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    Soundtrack Geek V2

  • Soundtrack Review: Diablo III Reaper Of Souls

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

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

    Jørn Tillnes
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Tom At The Farm Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Tom At The Farm by Gabriel Yared. At a glance: 14 tracks 42 minutes of score Geek Score: 71.4 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 0 Album Excellence: 0% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Gabriel Yared is back, scoring the French thriller Tom A La Ferme (Tom At The Farm). I never know what to expect with Yared, which is another way of saying I’m not so familiar with him, but the scores I have heard has been quite varied. This one is a tense thriller score with lots of mood, but not so…
  • Soundtrack Review: Ocho Apellidos Vascos

    Jørn Tillnes
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Ocho Apellidos Vascos Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Ocho Apellidos Vascos by Fernando Velazquez. At a glance: 20 tracks 30 minutes of score Geek Score: 74 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 3.83 Album Excellence: 13% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? As a non-written rule, I listen to everything Fernando Velazquez these days, at least what I can get my hands on. He’s a composer who rarely disappoints and when he does, there’s always something to bring with me anyway. How is Velazquez in quirky comedy scoring mode?
  • Soundtrack Review: Twist Of Faith

    Jørn Tillnes
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Twist Of Faith Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Twist Of Faith by Jeff Toyne. At a glance: 12 tracks 33 minutes of score Geek Score: 90 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 17.97 Album Excellence: 54% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Faith and Fate, two very powerful words and this movie has a lot of it, but will the score make me believe it? ‘Main Titles and Jacob’s Journey’ is one of happiness and sadness. The film is about second chances and belief, and the main title certainly has that. Very inspirational. Jacob’s…
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    Indiecision: Music Magazine: Indian indie music News, MP3s, Interviews, Videos, Giveaways, Awesomeness

  • Headbanger’s Kitchen Diaries #1: Why I Don’t Bake

    Sahil Makhija
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    Sahil ‘The Demonstealer’ Makhija, of the immensely popular Headbanger’s Kitchen, lets us in on his life as a chef and cooking show host in a new column that sees him trade in his death metal axe for a true-forged Japanese steel knife (now and then).  This is Headbanger’s Kitchen Diaries. I absolutely love food, always have and always will. Since my childhood I was cooking and haven’t stopped yet and while I do great with savoury stuff, I’ve always kind of been a mess when it comes to anything to do with baking. Baking is like a science. It’s precise, it’s…
  • RedFoo Concert Rescheduled

    Neha Mathews
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    One half of the party rockers LMFAO, Sky Blu (a.k.a. SkyNuts or The Party President or Does Anyone Really Keep Track? ) came, performed, partied with Salman Khan and went and a small bunch of compulsive shufflers shuffled while others waited with bated breath for big Uncle RedFoo. Is it the hair-do? The way he fills up a Speedo? His tennis star girlfriend?  Or the additional presence of the La Freak Crew (an assortment of dancers, deejays and the party people that Nelly/Fergie keep inquiring about) that make a RedFoo concert sound infinitely more fun? Then we’re told that the…
  • NUCLEYA Set To Release Koocha Monster Remix EP

    Abhimanyu Meer
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Given NUCLEYA’s profile as one of the most cutting edge Indian producers in the scene today, it’s perhaps expected to see the appreciation he’s received from all quarters for last year’s landmark Koocha Monster EP. Tracks such as ‘Akkad Bakkad’ (featured in The Guardian) and ‘Bangla Bass’ (on an episode of The Dewarists) have become staples in clubs across the country, inspiring cries of “Fuck That Shit!” from drunken excited audiences. Needless to say, Su Real was right on the money. Now, the big daddy of Indian bass music is prepping his next release, the Koocha Monster…
  • Things To Do at Richardson & Cruddas This Saturday

    Priyanka Singh
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    The clock is winding down. The more than a century-and-a-half-years-old Richardson & Cruddas will play host to possibly the biggest concert the city’s seen in a long time. The Road to Converse Rubber Tracks finale will have the top five participating bands – Spud In The Box, Ganesh Talkies, Space Behind The Yellow Room, The F16’s, Frisky Pints, and the headlining acts – Zero, Pangea, and Superfuzz. While performances kick off at at 5pm, the venue will be buzzing with activity starting right from 11 in the morning. Here are a few super interesting things that you can do at…
  • Dhruv Visvanath On Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s ’30 Great Guitarists Under 30′ List

    Priyanka Singh
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    Self-taught percussive guitarist Dhruv Visvanath from Delhi is a man who dons many dynamic hats. Over the years, he has grown to become a multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer-songwriter, and music producer. However, the major part of his allegiance lies to the acoustic guitar, an instrument that he picked up nine years ago and learned to play on his own. Precisely why, to be featured in an international magazine’s global list of extraordinary young guitarists will always remain close to his heart. Listen to a sweet tune called ‘Can’t’ by Visvanath below. This month, the United…
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  • New Doc ‘Vanishing Pearls’ Tells Untold Story of Black Life in the Gulf Coast

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

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

    Rob Fields
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    Manos Sucias courtesy of Sunshine Sachs The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, one of New York City’s most famed film festivals, begins next week.  Regrettably though, it is a bit sparse on Black/African diaspora directors save Garrett Bradley of the narrative feature film Below Dreams.  Still, there are a number with African diaspora subject or starring films worth checking out including Five Star from Brooklyn director Keith Miller whose previous effort Welcome To Pine Hill was a quietly powerful, and one executive produced by Spike Lee.  Summaries are supplied courtesy of the Tribeca Film…
  • Q&A: Chris Abani On The Search For Better Questions

    Rob Fields
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    Chris Abani’s new novel, The Secret History of Las Vegas, has been described as a moving, strange and savagely funny book, a gut-wrenching, off-beat crime novel, a work of brutal lyricism, and a story of both global sweep and thematic unity. The Secret History of Las Vegas — a New York Times Editors’ Choice — is also a page-turning thriller. I recently spoke with Abani, whose prolific work has garnered many awards including a PEN/Hemingway Book Prize, about his take on Afropolitans, how his novel confronts race in America, the one question he ponders in every novel he…
  • LISTENING POST: Sabatta — “No Permission”

    Rob Fields
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Longtime readers will recognize the band Sabatta, who was featured on our first compilation album way back when.  Since then, we’ve tracked the comings and goings of one Mr. Yinka Oyewole, from being raw, but a human being, to his ode to Brooklyn and South London and everything in between. He returns today with the Know My Name EP, this time incarnated as the duo of himself and drummer Marialessia Dell’acqua.  What’s cool is to hear Sabatta’s evolution.  For this EP, Yinka and Mari have kept the rock, but dialed up the grungy soul even more.  Expect lots of headnodding…
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    Addicted To Vinyl

  • Richard Marx On Songwriting And His ‘Beautiful Goodbye’

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

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

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

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

    Matt Wardlaw
    3 Sep 2013 | 6:00 am
    Even as Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie continues to make music (including his brand new solo album Lower Reaches), I've never stopped wishing that a band reunion might come to pass someday. Apparently, the waiting will not last a lifetime -- it will come to an end in January of 2014. Over the weekend, I saw the following tweet from @delamitrinews, an account which had recently followed me, while beginning to favorite all of my Del Amitri-related tweets from over the past few years: Guess Who Is Back? #delamitri Please RT! Of course, I had to tweet back: @delamitrinews I would love for this…
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  • Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon Form 2-Man Doo-Wop Group Using iPad App

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon Form 2-Man Doo-Wop Group Using iPad App Jimmy and Billy Joel loop their voices on an iPad app to form a 2-man doo-wop group -- singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Tokens in 4-part harmony. Sub... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 8227416 59184 ratings Time: 04:20 More in Comedy
  • "Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing" (w/ Jimmy Fallon & Will Smith)

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    17 Feb 2014 | 9:49 pm
    "Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing" (w/ Jimmy Fallon & Will Smith) Jimmy and Will Smith take us through the history of hip-hop dances. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Watch The ... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 14059762 90147 ratings Time: 02:56 More in Comedy
  • One Direction - Midnight Memories

    31 Jan 2014 | 8:00 am
    One Direction - Midnight Memories Pre-order the Midnight Memories single bundle including 3 live tracks now! iTunes: Taken from the album Midnight Memori... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 38224240 1036898 ratings Time: 03:21 More in Music
  • "Sweater Weather" - The Neighbourhood (Max & Alyson Stoner Cover)

    Kurt Hugo Schneider
    12 Jan 2014 | 8:27 pm
    "Sweater Weather" - The Neighbourhood (Max & Alyson Stoner Cover) SUBSCRIBE! I promise, it's fun :1 Grab it here on iTunes We j... From: Kurt Hugo Schneider Views: 3875063 96745 ratings Time: 04:01 More in Music
  • "Demons" - Imagine Dragons - Sam Tsui & Max Cover

    Kurt Hugo Schneider
    15 Dec 2013 | 12:52 pm
    "Demons" - Imagine Dragons - Sam Tsui & Max Cover Grab our version of Demons on iTunes Another video with Max and Sam singing together! :1 ______... From: Kurt Hugo Schneider Views: 2914266 75654 ratings Time: 03:33 More in Music
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  • This Week's Forgotten Gem of the '80s - Klaatu - "A Million Miles Away"

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

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

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

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

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

    Ellen McSweeney
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    For her most recent commissioning project, composer and pianist Joann Cho invited a large group of composers to write a solo piano piece for her and asked them to write their piece “for children.”
  • So You Want To Write An Opera….

    Jennifer Jolley
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    I admit I attempted composing for opera long ago as an undergraduate. I remember seeing the Los Angeles Opera’s production of Billy Budd in the late '90s and then seeing their production of Peter Grimes in the early 2000s, and I was convinced I absolutely had to write an opera.
  • Aaron Parks: Make Me Believe a Melody

    Frank J. Oteri
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Before his 18th birthday, Aaron Parks had released four CDs. After a five-year stint with Terence Blanchard and now 30, he participates in a wide array of musical endeavors, from his own polyglot material to guesting on an indie-rock album and collaborating with Korean-born vocalist Yeahwon Shin. In everything he does, he is fully present.
  • LA: A Spring 2014 Concertgoer’s Journal, Part 1

    Isaac Schankler
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    In March and April in Los Angeles, the concert calendar becomes impossibly saturated. These are just a few highlights from Maximum Minimalism, WasteLAnd, plus recent What’s Next Ensemble and Timur and the Dime Museum performances.
  • Sounds Heard: Adventures Far and Wide

    Alexandra Gardner
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The albums featured this week include Glenn Kotche's Adventureland, Troubadour Blue by Nils Bultmann, and Ryonen by Man Forever with So Percussion. Come have a listen!
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  • Crowd Funding of Music Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • "A Little Longer" - Nancey Jackson Johnson

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:28 pm
    “A Little Longer”Nancey Jackson JohnsonFrom the Camdon CD The Heart of Nancey Jackson Johnson(2014)I have been enamored of Nancey Jackson Johnson’s voice and dramatic take on a song ever since hearing her sing “Lead Me to the Rock” on Rev. Stef & Jubilation’s 2006 The Launch Out Project.  Since then, Nancey has recorded with Donnie McClurkin and Judith Christie McAllister, and now she is on her own.“A Little Longer” is a prayer/soliloquy of thanksgiving.  Its recitative enables Nancey to explore a range of emotions, from simple beseeching to heart-wrenching…
  • April 28 CD Release Party for Roscoe Robinson & the Birmingham Blind Boys

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
  • TBGB Pick of the Week: April 15, 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    “Whatever I Expect”Bishop Larry Trotter & Sweet Holy Spirit Combined ChoirsFrom the Utopia Music Group album Praise Revisited (2013)“Trials and tribulations, we have overcome,” sings the choir, in response to Bishop Larry Trotter’s reminder that if you “expect little, you’re going to get little.  But if you expect great, you’re gonna get great.”  The churchy Chicago style is in full force as the choir members sing of their overcoming and achieving the great—from the frenetic praise-break tempo to the throaty vocals of the chorus and praise team leader (and…
  • James "Wonder Boy" Smith, Quartet Singer, Dies

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Quartetter James Smith, the "Wonder Boy" who sang with Rev. Richard Campbell in the 1950s, died April 10, 2014, in Waterloo, South Carolina.Smith was also a member of the Golden Stars, lead singer with the Southern Wonders, and sang with the Gospel lmperials.Read the obituary here: James SmithThanks to John Glassburner for informing TBGB of  Bro. Smith's passing.
  • Chicago a cappella's "Birth of Gospel" educates, entertains

    13 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    “The Birth of Gospel”Chicago a cappella Saturday, April 12, 2014Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston, IllinoisBy Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel BlogThe historic Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston was packed to the rafters to hear Chicago a cappella perform “The Birth of Gospel” yesterday evening.The mostly Caucasian crowd didn’t need the ghost of Mahalia Jackson to teach them how to clap on the gospel beat.  They did just fine whenever the eight-member ensemble—four men and four women—delivered a hand-clapper selection in its two-hour program of songs ranging from spirituals and…
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  • Style: New Balance Numeric Logan 637 “Pristine/Gum”

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

    Morgan Witt
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:39 am
    Aphex Twin‘s “Windowlicker” is one of the greatest electronic compositions in the past twenty years. The critically acclaimed single has been referenced by Daft Punk as being influential in the evolution from their debut “Homework” to the follow up “Discovery.” “Windowlicker” was a real shock for us because it was neither a purely club track […]
  • Music: Sony & VICE Japan Present Madlib “LA To Tokyo”

    Morgan Witt
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Legendary hip hop instrumentalist, producer and DJ, Madlib, was invited by VICE Japan and the folks at Sony to showcase his skills on camera. We get an up close and personal look at the master crafting a beat from scratch live surrounded by Sony MVR‘s. In a hideaway studio in Daitabashi, Madlib was armed with […]
  • Film: Leica Camera & Helio Collective Present “Let Us Roam” Featuring Ray Barbee

    Morgan Witt
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:18 pm
    A couple of weeks ago we noted the trailer for the collaborative film series “Let Us Roam” care of Helio Collective and Leica Camera. The first of the four features is here for your viewing pleasure. It features artist, musician, photographer, and iconic street skater Ray Barbee. Most may remember him from his days with […]
  • Style: Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel-Lyte V “Cove”

    Morgan Witt
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Kith NYC owner and designer, Ronnie Fieg, has crafted a new take on one of his favorite silhouettes, the Asics Gel. Not wanting to duplicate previous iterations of the sneaker, the Asics Gel-Lyte V provided the opportunity he was looking for. The “Cove” Gel-Lyte V’s feature premium nubuck with pigskin perforated underlays with a comfortable […]
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  • Kurt Cobain Lives On – While Others Don’t

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

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

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

    Peter Lee
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:03 pm
    I feel as if I have to defend this choice - of all the records ever recorded, this would be one of the top 20 that I would play incessantly on a desert island? It's easy to poke fun at Journey - the spaceship-laden album covers with esoteric names such as "Frontiers," "Infinity" and "Departure" (What was the spaceship doing inside that planet?); cheesy lyrics ("One love feeds the fire / One heart burns desire"?) Steve Perry's odd vocalisms; mullets everywhere.  Few rock critics took them seriously. But you can't argue with their chart success, and 1981's Escape was the first Journey album…
  • Playing Piano in the Dark

    Peter Lee
    19 Mar 2014 | 1:23 pm
    My college years were tough. They tested me, beat me up, made me question everything about myself - who I was, whom I was to become, why I deserved to be there. Which is what college is supposed to do, I guess. But my final two years of college - which was also my first two away from home - seemed particularly brutal. It was a new environment (I had transferred), I had few friends, and I was being challenged academically like I never had been before.  To say it caused a great deal of stress would be stating the obvious. I reached the breaking point a few times. Some run to let out stress.
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  • The Filharmonic Swings By Twelve3south Studio

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

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

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

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

    Jesse JJ Jame
    10 Mar 2014 | 5:35 am
    CHICAGO, Ill., March 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Executive and AandR Rep's from major and reputable independent record labels along with other music industry power brokers and insiders will be in Gurnee, Illinois June 27-29, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center for the Chicago Music Conference.
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  • Mott 32 Restaurant - Hong Kong

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

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

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

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

    12 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We discovered Australian artist CJ Hendry through her Instagram account and were immediately blown away by her work. Armed with only paper and pen, she creates magnificent, photorealistic black-and-white images in large format. Her subjects are generally high-end fashion objects, such as a Hermes scarf or a Louis Vuitton horse head, but they can also be other inanimate objects including sculls and guns.   The pieces are mesmerizing visual objects in their own right, but once you realize they are created by just pen and ink, you really start to appreciate the skill and patience involved.
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  • RocKorea Midan City Concert - A Tribute To Indie Rock June 4-5 2011

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    RocKorea Midan City Concert - A Tribute To Indie Rock June 4-5 2011 Seoul, Korea-May 11, 2011-International recording artist Lance Reegan-Diehl and his eclectic company DEELEEBOB Entertainment with Softindustry Development, will be kicking off RocKorea, Midan City Concert - A Tribute To Indie Rock on June 4, 2011. The concert will feature acts from Seoul and the surrounding area, it will run all day and night into the following morning. Midan City will be the biggest international Indie rock show of 2011 in Korea.   The area is gearing up for one of the longest live Saturday night…
  • Rock Guitarist Dean Shoultz Delivers 5 Free Tracks From His New Solo Album Suite Emotions

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Rock Guitarist Dean Shoultz Delivers 5 Free Tracks From His New Solo Album “Suite Emotions”   New Orleans, LA –September 29, 2010-On October 5th, 2010 rock guitarist Dean Shoultz is set to release his second solo album Suite Emotions on his new label Taylor-Jordan Entertainment.  In addition Dean will deliver 5 Tracks from his new album Free of Charge just by joining his mailing list at   “Dean Shoultz is a rock guitarist, who can tear up the fret board - yet his musical compositions transcend a single instrument or style.  To…
  • Michigan Rockers Black Note Graffiti Release Self-Titled Indie Album

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Michigan Rockers Black Note Graffiti Release Self-Titled Indie Album Ann Arbor, Michigan-November 12, 2013-Black Note Graffiti is made up music veterans Rick Ortiz on vocals and guitar, Adam Nine bass guitar, Kurt Keller percussion and Kris Keller guitar and vocals. Previous incarnations of the band include Krescent 4 however Ortiz is the most recent addition to the lineup. The Michigan based rockers recently released Volume 1 of their new project. They recorded 20 tracks and decided to split it up into two volumes. BNG is proud of the new recording and it is their first self-produced…
  • Ed Maly Keeps On Rolling With New Hot Texas Tunes Release Fountain of Youth

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Ed Maly Keeps On Rolling With New Hot Texas Tunes Release Fountain of Youth   Sugar Land, Texas-January 18, 2011-Ed Maly’s personality comes shining through again on his eighth and latest album Fountain of Youth. The title of the CD is perfect for Maly and his down to earth blues rock.   Maly offers up 20 tracks of warm, humorous and inviting blues rock on Fountain of Youth. The artist is hard not to like because of his homegrown Sugar Land style and approach.   Once again the new recording is released on Maly’s Hot Texas Tunes and it features Maly’s band…
  • Lance Reegan-Diehl Introduces The Player Signature Swing Guitar Line

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Lance Reegan-Diehl Introduces The Player Signature Swing Guitar Line Seoul-Korea-October, 8-2013-When Lance Reegan-Diehl met the owner of Swing Guitars a partnership was born. Lance was asked to provide a design of a guitar that he would like to play. After his many experiences modifying guitars he found it natural to sit down and sketch out some designs. The end result was a newly designed Swing Guitars and Lance’s own signature line. The guitar players role as a firmly established studio and live player in both Korea, Japan and in Asia, has positioned the artist to be very visible.It…
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    Jake Owen - News


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

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

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

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

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Jake Owen Fan Club members will get first access to pre-sale tickets for the Days Of Gold Tour date below starting TOMORROW - April 8th 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: 7/24 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center Fan Club Members will also have pre-sale access to the Jakes Iowa State Fair concert. Use the link below to purchase your tickets: 8/14 - Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fair For a complete list of tour dates, visit the…
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    News and Blog

  • Listen To Jennifer’s On-Air Interview With WGCI

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

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

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

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

    12 Mar 2014 | 1:02 pm
    While in the UK, Jennifer appeared on the Jonathan Ross show! Get ready to laugh and watch her interview below! Spotlight Settings Feature In Frontpage Spotlight:  No read more
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  • Free Intro Music | 6 Mp3 Downloads | Every Possible Life (Dan-O (
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Hi, here are 6 free intro music mp3 downloads. These are different mixes of a short piece called “Every Possible Life” These could be good for talk and news shows, YouTube videos, movie soundtracks, websites, etc. At about one minute in length these seem best as intros but could be used for anything. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! —Audrey Hepburn  As usual you can use the free and royalty free if you credit me. To use without credit just donate. Also check out my package for more music! Just right click and “save as” to…
  • Free Music for Commercial Use | Sky Seeds (Dan-O (
    11 Mar 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Hi here is some new music called “Sky Seeds”. I mixed the chords and melody into 4 different style tracks: Hollywood soundtrack, British pop rock, electronic trance, and electronic IDM chillout. These are all upbeat instrumentals that you can use royalty free in videos, games, presentations or other media. You will hear a full assortment of strings, percussion, acoustic and electric guitars, synthesizers and drums throughout these pieces. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson As usual, this is free music for…
  • Download Free Electronic Music | The Decision (Dan-O (
    27 Feb 2014 | 7:58 am
    Hi, here is new electronic music you can download free and use royalty free. The track is called “THE DECISION”…its upbeat and bright sounding. It starts off with chimes and then kicks in with synthesizer, drums and electric guitar. You might say it sounds a little like The Gorillaz, New Order or Depeche Mode. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. You can use this royalty free for free if you credit me, otherwise you can donate. For options click here. For more music see my package. Download Free…
  • Music for Video Production | Ready and Waiting (Dan-O (
    24 Feb 2014 | 3:46 am
    Hi, here is some new music for video production called “Ready and Waiting”. It’s a modern rock type instrumental with a pop sound. You might call it power-pop. Its done with bass, electric guitar, drums and synthesizer. Could be considered similar to Foo Fighters, Green Day or The Killers. “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us” -Joseph Campbell Use this track free and royalty free when you credit me or donate without credit. See my FAQ for details. Also see my package for more music. Download: Ready and…
  • Free Electro Music Download | 37 Echoes (Dan-O (
    18 Feb 2014 | 11:36 am
    Hi, here is a new free electro music download called “37 Echoes”. It has an upbeat quirky new wave synth sound. I used footage from “Elephants Dream” for the video, which is an open source film from the Blender Foundation. There are some funny scenes of an old man dancing that fit well. I composed it with a drum machine, virtual strings and a bunch of synthesizer sounds. You could use this as a futuristic or high tech soundtrack in a video, film or game. You might say this sounds similar to Daft Punk, Depeche Mode or The Chemical Brothers. “Music is the…
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  • Orchestra Mashes 43 Cartoon Theme Songs into 5 Minute Masterpiece

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

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

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

    Viola da Voce
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:58 am
    I recently saw an ignorant Facebook comment about cellist Alisa Weilerstein which infuriated me. Decca Classics had shared news about Weilerstein’s latest album, Dvořák. The cover art featured the following image: Here’s what an ignorant guy wrote in response: New generation of classical music players began to look more like a country-music pop singer rather […]
  • Red Bull Flying Bach: Breakdancing Meets Ballet Performed to J.S. Bach Coming to Chicago

    7 Mar 2014 | 12:58 pm
    For regular readers of our blog, you know we love odd combinations and combining breakdancing, ballet and classical music is without a doubt an odd combination. After three seasons of sold out performances around the world, the celebrated and distinguished dance crew The Flying Steps will bring Red Bull Flying Bach to Chicago, making its debut in an exclusive U.S. engagement […]
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    RELEVANT Magazine

  • So, This New X-Men Movie Promo Has a Pastor Named Bob Bell

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    In what is either a very strange coincidence or a very weird easter egg, promotional materials for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past feature a pastor named Bob Bell, which ought to sound familiar. The material comes from an X-Men site called 25 Moments, which purports to show pivotal events in humanity's history with mutants. Among these moments is Pastor Bob Bell and what we talk about when we talk about X-Men. The site doesn't paint him in a particularly flattering light, casting him as a televangelist with a group called "The Human Majority," who believe that mutants are God's…
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, RIP

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
    A source close to the family has confirmed that the magnificent Nobel laureate novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has passed away in his adopted land of Mexico. The 87-year-old was immortalized for works like Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude, along with numerous short stories ...
  • NASA Discovers Its Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Just how hospitable to life is Kepler-186f, the planet that has NASA freaking out? Well, you couldn't breathe there, for one thing. But, other than that, it's the most habitable planet NASA has yet discovered. It exists in its sun's "Goldilocks Zone"—neither too hot nor too cold for life—and could very well have liquid water. It's about ten percent larger than our own planet and just a little further away from its sun, which might mean it's a touch cooler but given our own rising temperatures, maybe that's not such a bad thing. All in all, it's unusually similar to our own chuck of the…
  • Shovels & Rope Tease New Album

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    If you haven't heard the excellent husband and wife duo Shovels & Rope's debut album O' Be Joyful, why on earth are you reading this? Drop whatever you're doing and pick up a copy—you'll love it. And you'll want to do it now, because there's even more on the way. The band just announced a forthcoming album this summer via a kinetic, toasty, gospel-tinged teaser video ...
  • 6 Things to Remember When Leaving Your Church

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    When switching churches, how you leave is just as important as why. I didn’t know leaving would be so hard. I couldn’t really imagine how it would feel to separate ourselves from the community that grew us. That building and those people were synonymous with home. And after 22 years of life in that place, leaving felt like leaving home. For a number of reasons related to God’s calling on our lives and the places He wanted to grow us, leaving was the right decision. But with such sincere love for the community we said goodbye to, it was important to us that we finished well.
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    Derek Sivers

  • Change careers like Tarzan

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

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

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

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

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

  • 12 Helpful Tips For A DJ Beginner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    23 Mar 2014 | 9:09 am
    Montañez is a native of the Tras Talleres area of Santurce, San Juan. He is known by the nicknames “El Godfather de la Salsa” and “El Niño De Trastalleres”. DOCO Entertainment brings to you one of Salsa Music’s Icon, Andy Montanez. This veteran singer, since his beginnings with El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, has been dazzlings dancers with his lyrics and his voice. Much sought after and rare to see in person is Andy Montanez, traveling the world over wherever Salsa Music is heard… Andy has a string of HITs to numerous to mentioned, but he never fails to…
  • Club Cañabrava presents LALO RODRIGUEZ April 26, 2014

    17 Mar 2014 | 12:05 pm
    LALO RODRIGUEZ at Club Cañabrava! Club Cañabrava! Para nosotros es un inmenso placer darte la Bienvenida al mejor sitio de Rumba en la Ciudad de Orlando, Club Cañabrava. Tenemos el orgullo de contar con personal altamente calificado y comprometido quienes trabajaran arduamente para satisfacer tus necesidades, desde la entrada sentirás que nuestro ambiente de rumba es diferente y el mejor; lo cual hará que siempre quieras regresar. GRACIAS POR ELEGIRNOS COMO TU SITIO DE RUMBA PREFERIDO En nombre mío y de nuestro equipo te invitamos a disfrutar de la experiencia Club Cañabrava.
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    The Round Table Online

  • Recap: NBC The Voice Season 6 – Final Night of Playoffs + Videos

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Last night on NBC The Voice Season 6, The Playoff Rounds concluded with the final night of performances as contestants on Usher’s team had one last chance to prove why they’re meant to advance to the live shows as part of his team While there weren’t too many surprises during the one-hour show, there were a few underwhelming performances by some of the early favorites. See below for individual contestant recaps, performance videos, and the final verdict from Usher. Team Usher: TJ Wilkins - the modern day soul singer took a page out of his idol Stevie Wonder’s book to…
  • Recap: NBC The Voice Season 6 – Playoffs Night 2 + Videos

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
    Last night on NBC The Voice Season 6, The Playoff Rounds continued with the second night of competition as contestants had one last chance to prove to their respective coach why they should advance to the live shows. The two hour show brought us performances from remaining artists on both Shakira’s and Adam’s respective teams. While there weren’t too many surprises on the night, there were some underwhelming performances by some of the early favorites. See below for individual contestant recaps, performance videos, and the final verdicts from Shakira and Adam Levine. Team…
  • Robyn and Röyksopp Announce Do It Again Album and Release “Monument” Snippet

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    This news will easily be the best start to your Monday! Röyksopp and Robyn have announced the release of the Do It Again mini album, set for release on May 26th, 2014. To get you pumped, they’ve released a snippet of a new song “Monument,” the first-track from the album (embedded below). Röyksopp and Robyn are set to embark on their highly anticipated “Do It Again” tour this summer in Spain at the Sonar Festival on June 13th and includes stops in the U.S. at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on June 29th and at Pier 97 in NYC on August 20th. Full list of dates,…
  • Free Music: Belanger Mixes “Calico” with Rihanna “What’s My Name?” Featuring Drake + #MP3

    13 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    New York based producer Belanger has dropped the official remix to “Calico,” his lead single for 2014, and we’re totally obsessed. For the remix, Belanger blends his instrumental track full of atmospheric synths, dreamy piano chords, and staccato drums against a backdrop of Rihanna’s hit “What’s My Name?” featuring Drake. Get your first listen to Belanger’s “Calico Remix” below then grab a free mp3 download here.
  • Cover of the Week: Ellie Goulding “All I Want” (Kodaline Cover)

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    credit: Ellie Goulding Instagram Singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding took a break from her pulsating electro-pop anthems to post an incredible cover of “All I Want,” a tender ballad by Irish band Kodaline. This is just one of many stripped down covers Goulding has posted over the years, but this one is simply stunning as her vocals are featured with little more than an acoustic guitar and a violin. Get your first listen to Ellie Goulding covering “All I Want” by Kodaline below — then check out the original version here.
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    As The World Spins

  • Red Bull Sound Select ATL 4/20 Edition

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

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

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

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

    DJ Hotsauce
    4 Feb 2014 | 3:07 am
    The February installment of my monthly radio mix show for German radio station PULS went down this past Saturday. As always you can now stream the entire 2 hour show right here. Check it out below and tune in live at every first Saturday of each month.
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    Flavorwire » Music

  • Lykke Li Performs ‘Gunshot’ Live

    Moze Halperin
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Lykke Li’s voice works just as well live as it does with large scale production of her albums — recall her minimalist rendering of “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” or her joyous performance of “Dance Dance Dance” outside of City Hall in San Francisco. Her live version of new single “Gunshot,” from her May 5 album I Never Learn, is another testament to the weird power of her voice: here, her slurred diction is mellifluous, while also reminiscent of a petulant baby learning to speak.
  • Keeping Up with the Carters: Ranking Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Collaborations

    Jillian Mapes
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Yesterday, Page Six reported that Beyoncé and Jay Z will be bringing their Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour to arenas this summer. The LA Times followed up the report last night, citing its own inside sources, which claim that the tour will run from June to August. Reps from both Carters have neither confirmed nor denied. So it’s likely there’s at least a little something in the way of a live show brewing between music’s most famous couple. We saw a taste of what to expect from the potential tour on this year’s Grammys, where the duo performed their latest…
  • ‘Time Is Illmatic’: Why Nas’ Classic Album Is More Relevant Than Ever

    Tom Hawking
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    There’s a moment in One9 and Erik Parker’s excellent documentary Time is Illmatic, which opened the Tribeca Film Festival last night, that sticks in the memory. Nas and his brother Jabari are discussing a photo that was taken in 1994, not long before the album release. It was snapped outside the building in the Queensbridge projects where the brothers grew up, and eventually appeared in the CD booklet. It captures a moment when friends and foes alike united behind a local boy who’d made them proud. There are maybe 20 people in the photo, some in their late teens, some…
  • Sky Ferreira’s “I Blame Myself” Video Subverts the Gender Dynamics of Gang Culture

    Jillian Mapes
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Look at the image above. One of these things is not like the other. Some may say it’s another example of a pop star “accessorizing with black people,” but hold on a second, there’s something redeeming here. In her new video for “I Blame Myself,” Sky Ferreira plays with gender dynamics in gang culture, a context in which her punky pop has likely never been considered. The juxtaposition, as it turns out, speaks to a larger message about power and vulnerability. (Watch the Grant Singer-directed video over at the website of fashion retailer SSENSE, where…
  • Flavorwire Feature: EMA Finds a Future in the Void

    Tom Hawking
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s the first show of EMA’s new album tour, at Union Pool in Brooklyn, and things are going wrong. Her collaborator Leif Shackelford has been having trouble with his equipment all night, and about halfway through “Milkman,” something seems to fail completely. Shackelford bolts offstage, leaving three bewildered bandmates staring at where he’s supposed to be. They finish the song anyway, and Erika M. Anderson — she of the EMA acronym — gently admonishes Shackelford when he reappears. He explains what’s gone wrong, and then smiles: “C’mon,…
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    Mel's Internet Universe Music Blog

  • Mel's Weekly Top 20 - March 23, 2014

    Melvin AhChing
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:50 am
    Mel's Weekly Top 20Week of March 23, 2014.This WeekTitleArtistLast Week1 Says She Loves Me (2nd Week @ #1!) Aer 12 All Of Me John Legend 43 Dark Horse [feat. Juicy J] Katy Perry 34 "Happy (From ""Despicable Me 2"")" Pharrell Williams 95 Sleeping With a Friend Neon Trees 26 Turn It Around Lucius 67 Coming of Age Foster the People 78 Hey Brother Avicii 59 Timber (feat. Ke$ha) Pitbull 1210 Magic Coldplay 1511 Are You Listening Kopecky Family Band 1312 Best Day of My Life American Authors 2013 Taxi Dancer Dengue Fever 1414 Young Heart Blondfire 1715 Cardiac Arrest Bad Suns 816 Say Something…
  • Mel's Weekly Top 20 - March 16, 2014.

    Melvin AhChing
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Mel's Weekly Top 20Week of March 16, 2014.This WeekTitleArtistLast Week1 Says She Loves Me Aer 32 Sleeping With a Friend Neon Trees 13 Dark Horse [feat. Juicy J] Katy Perry 54 All Of Me John Legend 85 Hey Brother Avicii 46 Turn It Around Lucius 77 Coming of Age Foster the People 28 Cardiac Arrest Bad Suns 69 "Happy (From ""Despicable Me 2"")" Pharrell Williams 1810 Say Something [feat. Christina Aguilera] A Great Big World 1011 The Giving Tree Plain White T's 1212 Timber (feat. Ke$ha) Pitbull 913 Are You Listening Kopecky Family Band 1614 Taxi Dancer Dengue Fever 1715 Magic Coldplay 1916 Stay…
  • Flashback Friday: The Hollies

    Melvin AhChing
    14 Mar 2014 | 6:49 am
    FLASHBACK FRIDAY - The HolliesThe Air That I Breathe & moreThis week our Flashback Friday spotlight is on The Hollies, a British group that has entertained the public since the mid 1960s. They were part of the original British Invasion of music groups that burned up the charts in the mid 60s along with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dave Clark Five and others.The Hollies are well known for several chart hits, of which the top 10 I have posted here. My favorite Hollies song of all time is "The Air That I Breathe", a 4 minute long opus written by singer / songwriter Albert Hammond who had…
  • Flashback Friday: The Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)

    Melvin AhChing
    7 Mar 2014 | 6:45 am
    FLASHBACK FRIDAY on Mel's Internet Universe Music BlogOne of my favorite rock n roll songs of the sixties belong to The Bobby Fuller Four. Released as a single in December 1965, "I Fought the Law" climbed to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966. The song is a cover recorded by Bobby Fuller of a song first published by The Crickets, Buddy Holly's old group, in 1958 shortly after Holly died."I Fought the Law" was the biggest hit the Bobby Fuller Four ever had because a few months later Bobby Fuller himself was found dead in a garage after an apparent suicide.The song has been covered many times,…
  • Flashback Friday: Bruddah IZ "Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World"

    Melvin AhChing
    28 Feb 2014 | 7:16 am
    FLASHBACK FRIDAY @ Mel's Internet Music Universe BlogOne of the most beautiful songs to ever come out of Hawaii, this is Israel Kamakawiwoʻole's (Bruddah IZ) is a medley of the classic Judy Garland track "Over the Rainbow" and Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World."According to the Wikipedia this song was recorded in one take in 1988 and was included in IZ's album Facing Future that was released in 1993. The song eventually received international acclaim, airplay and recognition after being featured in several movies including Meet Joe Black, Finding Forrester and 50 First Dates.IZ died…
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  • British Urban Film Festival unveils new line-up of script judges for BUFF 2014

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

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

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

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

    Ugo Onwutalu
    14 Mar 2014 | 8:42 am
    Many people think they have what it takes to write a chart-topping tune. However there are certain rules and conventions that must be followed if success is to follow. Our guest writer, Brynn Alexander has kindly offered to share her insights into crafting a top song here: Use these tips and watch your results skyrocket! Regards Grade Music World
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    Hollywood Music Magazine

  • Behemoth, 1349, and Goatwhore – Denver, Co

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

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

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

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

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

  • Video Games Are the New Music Video...

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    From Billboard Biz: When “Move That Dope,” the latest single from Epic Records rapper Future, was released in March, its drug-chase music video got big play on YouTube and Vevo. But Epic’s real marketing coup was a retro-styled Internet video game that put players behind the wheel of a car, a la “Grand Theft Auto,” and challenged them to move their own dope while evading the police. Read and comment. From
  • Listen: Michael Jackson, 'Xscape'...

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Hey, check out this title track off of MJ’s his first posthumous album. It’s called, “Xscape,” and it’s produced by Rodney Jerkins. Via Ambrosia for Heads: Read and comment. From
  • Lady Gaga Fans Are Complete Psychos...

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:17 pm
    The terms “little monsters” has never been more true after Noisey writer Kat George penned an opinion piece about why Lady Gaga is no longer relevant. Yikes! Anyway, it’s been almost a full week since I published what I thought was a well-reasoned, thoughtful discussion about why Lady Gaga is struggling with the quality of her work, and the hatorade is still being poured down my back. From the reactions, I may as well have held the article above my head, said, “This is the Bible,” and just let humanity have at it, because people WANT BLOOD. It’s some Crusades level shit up…
  • Outside Lands 2014 Lineup Announced!!!

    8 Apr 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The wait is finally over – the lineup for the 2014 edition of Outside Lands has been announced. Tom Petty and Kanye West will headline the event with The Killers, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Tiësto, and Arctic Monkeys joining the festivities. Via Rolling Stone: Outside Lands’ supporting lineup is equally impressive this year, featuring an array of artists including Death Cab for Cutie, the Flaming Lips, Disclosure, Ray LaMontagne, Kacey Musgraves, Spoon, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tegan & Sara, Haim, Chromeo, Duck Sauce, Cut Copy, Atmosphere, Lykke Li, Capital Cities, Ben Howard,…
  • The Best M**F***king Article You’ll Read Today: A Statistical Analysis of Profanity in Rap Lyrics Since '85...

    1 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Via Best Tickets: Flashback to the Bronx in 1973. DJ Kool Herc and MC Coke La Rock are busy laying the groundwork for what will become one of the most popular music genres in the world: Hip-Hop. La Rock, the original MC, initially performed his raps out of view of the audience. This peculiar tactic left audiences scratching their heads, curious about the identity of their favorite local performer. It is quite remarkable how much hip-hop has changed since those early days more than 40 years ago. Today, the best MCs are more than just popular – they are pop culture superstars. For them, there…
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    The Curious Brain

  • selfeed

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    My eyes hurt! Real-time updates of the #selfie tag on Instagram. a big thanks to Angela Natividad ‏@luckthelady for bringing this to my attention
  • Nephologie

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    Cloud experiments by Moritz Reichartz
  • Hermès x Man on the Move

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    Directed by Romain Laurent from Solab
  • pointer pointer

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:44 am
    The best useless website you’ll see all day! Created by studio moniker
  • Ouch

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
    The work of Gem Fletcher
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • White Supremacist Targets Jewish Community Facilities, Kills Three Christians

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

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

    Michael Ransom
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 13:02 p.m. DST, 15 April 2014 WASHINGTON, DC–The votes have been cast. The message is clear. Collectively, the United States does not yet prioritize wage equality between men and women. On Wednesday, Senate members voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing more safeguards against pay discrimination. Currently, […]
  • Sporting News: Saudi Women May Soon See Athletic Opportunities

    Michael Ransom
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 21:36 p.m. DST, 10 April 2014 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Progress towards greater gender equality continues in Saudi Arabia. Last year, King Abdullah allowed the addition of physical education programs in private schools. 2012 saw the first Saudi female athletes competing in Olympic games. And now, the Shura Council […]
  • Social Media Bans Persist in Turkey

    Allyson Cartwright
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 15:33 p.m. DST, 10 April 2014 TURKEY, Ankara – First Twitter and now YouTube, social media platforms in Turkey are continually being banned by the Turkish Telecommunications Authority. This latest YouTube ban comes after a video posted on March 27 on the site that is supposedly of an audio […]
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  • Music Review of RESONANCE LOVE by Molice from Japan

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mastodon Debut new Song High Road

    Sylvie Lesas
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:50 pm
    photo credit : Cindy Frey Mastodon have debuted their brand new song High Road. The track will appear on their upcoming sixth studio album Once More Round The Sun,  scheduled to hit stores later this year via Warner Bros Records. The record was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice In Chains). Among the songs set to appear on Once More Round the Sun, include ‘Ember City‘ and ‘Diamonds In The Witch House‘ featuring longtime collaborator Scott Kelly (Neurosis). The single can be heard at this location. It will be available on April 29. Mastodon will…
  • Bingo Players New Single Knock You out Available now on Beatport

    Sylvie Lesas
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
    “Knock You Out” (Hysteria/Positiva), the anthemic new single from pioneering EDM actBingo Players, is available for purchase now on Beatport. Bingo Players debuted the track last month at the first-everRemembrance Festival during Miami Music Week. A portion of the proceeds from that concert were donated to KWF (Dutch Cancer Society) and the American Cancer Society in honor of Bingo Players’ member Paul Baümer, who passed away from cancer last December. “This is an incredibly special song, as it was one of the songs Paul and I worked on together before he passed away,”…
  • America’s Army #9 and Special Edition #0 Comics out this week

    Sylvie Lesas
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    America’s Army Comic Issue #9, is available online. Also announced the availability of  the printed special edition America’s Army Comic Issue #0 for fans at the upcoming WonderCon show in Anaheim (CA). The America’s Army comic issue #9 is available through IDW on the web and virtually every digital platform including the IDW Comics app, ComiXology, Kindle Fire, Nook, Apple iBooks, and Kobo – In the latest issue, U.S. Army Captain Carl Reed and the Mustang squad have infiltrated a Pipeline facility looking for clues as to why enemy forces have…
  • 11 Reasons Why ROMERO is Your New Favorite Band

    Sylvie Lesas
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    photo by Miranda Martin 11. Beards, man. Yes, beards are cool, but in the band’s hometown of Madison, WI, beards are also necessary.  All of Romero’s facial hair is free-range, locally-grown and 100% sustainable. 10. Mixed Media. Romero releases their music on a variety of cool & unique media.  In addition to specially packaged CDs, the band has recently released limited edition colored vinyl records & even old school cassettes with 3D glasses & artwork! 9. Everything is FREE. Romero give everything away, all the time.  All of their music is available for free…
  • Check out the Brand new Song ‘Let It Go’ from James Bay

    Sylvie Lesas
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    New music you should know. James Bay will be your new guilty pleasure. Give him a try, you don’t regret your choice. His new song, both emotional and captivating is a blend of soul and pop sounds with a new twist. A musical treasure not to miss. If you like Ed Sheeran, you ‘ll like James Bay. James Bay’s “Let It Go” was produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men) and is a heartfelt bookend to a past relationship, which James admits was “super personal and quite hard to write. It outlines the point in a relationship where you think that you should perhaps…
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: It Looks Sad. – Radical

    Josh Henderson
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    With a name like It Looks Sad. you almost expect an opening line like the one heard in ‘Radical,’ which concerns itself with trying to get some sleep on a deathbed. But amidst the darkness of singer Jimmy Turner’s lyrics and claim of their moniker, there’s a shimmery tone and calmness of delivery that paints a much brighter picture. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, the band recently signed with indie label Tiny Engines, and after getting a taste of the post-punk infused guitar rock of ‘Radical,’ I can’t wait to hear more. Tiny Engines will…
  • Single Serving: Lazyeyes – Lazyeyes EP

    David LaBarge
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    I often wonder just what it is within my brain chemistry or deoxyribonucleic acid that predisposes me to the varied types of music I hold most dear. Perhaps I’m being too scientific about it; rarely does one hear, ‘that song speaks to my DNA.’ So if science has little or nothing to do with it, which segment of my soul is it that gives me a predilection towards that which I love instead? I’d be grateful to know the answers to these questions, but for now I’m content to wave aside the analytics and just let the music affect me however it will. And in the case of…
  • Single Serving: WL – Nothing Anymore (demo)

    Matthew Hickey
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Portland-based trio WL have flown under the radar for long enough now, but something tells me that’s gonna change soon. Take a listen to the demo for their slow burning shoegaze jam “Nothing Anymore” for an idea of what they’re brewing up. There’s a hazy vibe, smoky female crooning, and a tumbling surf-rock inspired rhythm. They have my attention. Credit where it’s due: I discovered this one courtesy of our friend Greg from Pro Fans. If you’re in the Bay Area you can catch them in Oakland at Night Light on April 20.
  • Single Serving: The Bones of J.R. Jones – Good Friend Of Mine

    Matthew Hickey
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    The latest bluesy jam from our friend J. R. Linaberry, a.k.a. The Bones of J.R. Jones, kicks with some serious stomp. Led by a frentic riff, a bounding bass, and handclaps for days and days, it’s pure fire. It’s the first single off his new LP Dark was the Yearling which will see a release sooner than later. You can like him on Facebook if you’re so inclined.
  • Single Serving: Yalls – High Society

    Matthew Hickey
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    To the surprise of pretty much no one, this new Yalls (a.k.a. Dan Casey) album sounds like it’s shaping up incredibly well. We scoped out the album’s excellent first single “Warlord” awhile back, and now we’re hooked on the softly glistening vibes of “High Society.” This latest jam slowly builds to a simmer around a skittering, techno-organic groove and, after Casey’s own vocals have slowly receded into the background, some funky, stuttering robo-vocals. Clicky on the play. Buy buy buy from Gold Robot Records. There are only 300 of these on…
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    Music Scene Investigation

  • MSI: Episode 153 – Rob Puricelli

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

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

    MSI Lab Tech
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
    This is the April edition of MSI:Hislist, where MSI: Song of the Week artists compete to be selected as Band/Artist of the Month. They compete for prizes and PR packages from our sponsors and partners. Apri 2014. The artists appearing on this months Hitlist are: Brittany Bexton, 13, Chasing Creation, Zallen, Milena Tomic.
  • MSI: Episode 152 – James Anderson

    MSI Lab Tech
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:24 pm
    This is episode 152 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was James Anderson, audio engineer with Big Fish Media.
  • Song of the Week for 04-06-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:23 pm
    This is episode 152 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was James Anderson, audio engineer with Big Fish Media. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. So In To You by Darren Parry 2. Gunwales by The Man In Washington 3. Stranger Candy by Twistsak
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  • Pascal Campion Joins Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Art of Level 7

    Larry Fire
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Marvel Television is proud to announce acclaimed animator and illustrator Pascal Campion (Iron Man, All-New Invaders) as the newest recruit for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Art of Level 7, a new initiative uniting top artists from around the world to celebrate the final six episodes of the series’ inaugural season(airing Tuesdays, 8|7c on the ABC Television Network). As Hydra continues their war against the remaining Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Phil Coulson finds the enemy targeting him where it hurts the most – the woman he loves! In the latest episode of Marvel’s Agents of…
  • The World Premiere of Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed Debuts On Comedy Central on April 27, 2014. Obsessed Extended & Uncensored Available On CC: Stand-Up Direct, DVD, Blu-ray, CD, Video On Demand & Vinyl On April 29, 2014

    Larry Fire
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Jim Gaffigan keeps fans full of laughter with the world premiere of his new one-hour stand-up special, “Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed,” debuting Sunday, April 27 at 10pm. The full uncensored special will also be available on the Comedy Central App the day after its premiere. In front of a live audience at The Wilbur Theater in Boston, Gaffigan’s obsession with all things food comes to fruition as he tackles a cornucopia of new food topics from fruit to seafood to donuts. Never without wry social commentary, Gaffigan digs deep into other obsessions as well, from underwear to weddings to not…
  • Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years of Sideshow Collectibles Art Hardcover

    Larry Fire
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:12 pm
    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sideshow Collectibles, the renowned specialty manufacturer of collectible figures and statues beloved for their excellent craftsmanship, attention to detail, and quality. In honor of this landmark, Sideshow teamed up with publisher Insight Editions, known for creating enduring, innovative, and visually stunning books on photography, film, and popular culture. A deluxe gallery of Sideshow’s best work from its beginning to present day, Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years of Sideshow Collectibles Art (Insight Editions / $50.00 / April 22, 2014) showcases…
  • MONDO Announces Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo Gallery Show Opening On April 25, 2014

    Larry Fire
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm
    MONDO announces “Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo” a comics-themed show featuring artist Mike Mitchell’s iconic portraits of Marvel’s huge stable of heroes and villains, running from April 25th through May 17th. The characters of The Avengers, X-Men and Spider-man will be represented along with many others from Marvel’s incredible library. The opening night event will be Friday, April 25th from 7 – 10pm at the MONDO Gallery, located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX. Artist Mike Mitchell will be in attendance. “My love for Marvel Comics was an…
  • MONDO To Release Jaws Poster By Cesar Moreno & Where The Wild Things Are Poster By Nicolas Delort On April 17, 2014

    Larry Fire
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
     Tomorrow MONDO will release a Jaws poster by Cesar Moreno and a Where The Wild Things Are poster by Nicolas Delort. Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Thursday, April 17th. Jaws poster by Cesar Moreno. 12″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 375 $45 Where The Wild Things Are poster by Nicolas Delort. 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. $40
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    Go Metric

  • Friday Night Reading, Book Show, LA

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

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

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

    Go Metric
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:21 pm
    by Gary Pig Gold Ten Things (at least!) You Can Now See, and Hear, on The Doors’ new R-Evolution DVD You’d Be Pretty Hard-Pressed to find Anywhere Else: 1. The Doors as German (as in Astrid Kirchherr circa ’61-photographed) existentialist...
  • The Other Night at Quinn’s – The Welf Dorr Unit

    Go Metric
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:13 pm
    By Mike Faloon | Photos by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh / Studio MBK The centerpiece of the stage at Quinn’s is the lava lamp Christmas tree. It’s tall and plastic and illuminated, lights slowly changing, rising and falling, undulating like a jellyfish....
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  • The essential 3Rs – relax, rejuvenate, revive

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

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

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

    11 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Blending vintage styles with more up to date looks is exceptionally “cool” and a mainstream improving style today. In a few loops expressions like “Urban Chic” or “Modern Vintage” are utilized within spot of “retro.” It’s still “retro” however an alternate undertake the past when purchasers join together “memorable” vintage collectibles with contemporary style decorations and décor. Others comprehend “Urban Chic” a little diversely and allude to the ascent in prevalence of gatherers who are after metal…
  • A Brief History of Teeth Whitening

    11 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    Products designed for teeth whitening at home have only been on the market for about 30 years, but mankind has wanted to have white, attractive teeth since the ancient times. Here at, we recently did some research on the rich history of tooth whitening gel, and we’re sure you’ll find the history of the field fascinating. The Ancient Roots of Teeth Whitening The Ancient Egyptians were the first civilization known to have practiced teeth whitening. Around 4,000 years ago, Egyptian women practiced a special form of teeth whitening at home using a paste…
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    French Music Blog

  • Stromae: Dance Floor Provocateur

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Free Intro Music | 6 Mp3 Downloads | Every Possible Life

    24 Mar 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Hi, here are 6 free intro music mp3 downloads. These are different mixes of a short piece called “Every Possible Life” These could be good for talk and news shows, YouTube videos, movie soundtracks, websites, etc. At about one minute in length these seem best as intros but could be used for anything. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! —Audrey Hepburn  As usual you can use the free and royalty free if you credit me. To use without credit just donate. Also check out my package for more music! Just right click and “save as” to…
  • How to Become a YouTube Partner: Benefits, Rewards and Money

    18 Mar 2014 | 10:47 am
    If you are wondering how to become a YouTube partner and take advantage of the many benefits and rewards like earning money, it is incredibly simple, free, and easy. It offers some extra features for your account that you can use to make a better channel. Taking advantage of the perks of Youtube partnership gives you extra functionality on your Youtube videos, channel, and profile. It’s very easy to verify your account to become a Youtube partner. Starting on your Youtube channel profile click on Dashboard from the drop down menu at the top of the page and then click on Channel Settings.
  • Tutorial: Sound Design Jobs in Film

    17 Mar 2014 | 2:45 pm
    This is a sound production tutorial provided by the Light Film School. The objective of this tutorial is to outline sound design jobs in film and teach indie filmmakers more about sound production. The video offers useful tips and advice for the many indie filmmakers who often work on a limited budget, deadline, and crew. With some extra time, creativity, and a modest investment, an indie filmmaker can greatly improve the audio production standards of their film projects. Who Works in the Sound Department? Before getting into the audio techniques in earnest, the tutorial first covers the…
  • Different Types of Camera Angles and Shots with Examples

    13 Mar 2014 | 8:16 am
    Check out this video for various types of cinematography camera angles and movement techniques. There are lots of great examples of shots you can use in your videos and films: The Basics of Camera Angles Every independent film maker needs to know the basics of camera angles and shots, and for those that are unaware of these basics we have developed a short guide to camera angles and how to use them. Main Type Of Shots Long Shots: Long shots are primarily used to show your subject in its entirety. If your subject is an actor then a full body shot will provide an air of distance and make your…
  • Free Film Studies at Ghetto Film School Online

    12 Mar 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The academy award nominated director, Spike Jones, has been invited to the Ghetto Film School, to offer a free online film studies Master Class for the Ghetto Film School. This is a unique program where young filmmakers from around the world get together in order to discuss more about filmmaking and storytelling. Spike Jones accepted their invitation and held a conference, talking about this business and about the main challenges that they need to overcome. He responded to several questions and he gave them a creative assignment created by himself. The first lesson he wanted to share with…
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    notjustOk - Nigeria's Number One Music Site

  • Sean Tizzle ft. Reminisce & Olamide – Kilogbe (Remix)

    Ovie O
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Sean Tizzle‘s debut album “The Journey” is finally out! The 17-track compilation hit stores this morning, and here’s a lil scoop from it. The joint below is the remix to “Kilogbe” featuring Indigenous Rap heavyweights Olamide and Reminisce. “The Journey” should be on iTunes and other online platforms  in the coming days. Features include Olamide, Reminisce, [...]
  • NED ft. Skales – Kilo Desire

    Ovie O
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Heavy tune! NED makes a fresh appearance here on NJO with a dope party tune featuring former EME act, Skales. This one is called “Kilo Desire”. *O.O* Produced by Jay Pizzle [DOWNLOAD]
  • Sarkodie – Decisions ft. Raquel

    Ovie O
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    This guy doesn’t stop making music, does he? Here’s something fresh from Sarkodie featuring fellow Gh act Raquel. This one is called “Decisions”. Without fully understanding what Sark is saying, I believe he made mention of Shatta Wale and Samini; two acts currently “beefing”. We all hope that feud gets resolved soon. Listen/download below. *O.O* DOWNLOAD
  • Masterkraft – Turn Down For What Ft. Phyno

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    JAM!!! Masterkraft has to be the baddest Hit Maker in Naija!! Checkout his latest work featuring Obago Phyno on this ‘Turn Down For What’ tune! I see you all bumping your heads already. - Lalaboiy Turn Down For What – DOWNLOAD
  • Wande Coal, Lynxxx, Patoranking Perform “At The Club with Remy Martin” on April 19th

    Demola OG
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    After an eventful 2013 in Nigeria, premium French Cognac ‘Remy Martin’ is proud to present the first ‘At the Club with Remy Martin’ party in 2014. The first edition will hold at Club Quilox on Saturday 19th of April from 10:00 PM. Known for hosting the hottest social events around Nigeria, Remy Martin is partnering with [...]
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    Grown Folks Music

  • Ask Kashif: The Crucial Elements For Writing A Hit Song

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    Our question today finds Kashif tackling a topic his certainly knows a lot about. Having penned hit songs for artists such as Evelyn “Champagne” King, Howard Johnson, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston and of course his own chart toppers.
  • Ask Kashif: What are your thoughts on the development of music technology?

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:52 pm
    As part of our ongoing relationship with Kashif in support of his monumental documentary series The History of R&B Music we are proud to present: Ask Kashif! Where will be able to learn valuable music and life lessons through the candid answers from this icon of music. Make sure to spread the word and like The History of R&B Music Facebook Page and let your friends and fam know who are lover’s of great music and knowledge that GFM is the official home of Ask Kashif! on the web.
  • These days everyone has a Fairlight

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Ok so a little context first…checkout this demo and interview with one of the designers of the Fairlight Peter Vogel from 1980. Next you can watch this video of Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones working out with a Fairlight and you can also read a post that I wrote about my feelings on their use of the equipment here. And finally the inspiration for this post… I literally was talking about this with one of musical cohorts the other day before the Whodini episode of Unsung came on and when they started talking about their use of the Fairlight in the studio and the fact that at that…
  • The Work

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    The work is never easy, if the product is to be considered worthwhile. Just because the barrier to entry has been lowered in some respects doesn’t mean that your standard has to be lowered. In fact that precisely the time you can set yourself apart from the crowd by raising yours. Paul Masson was/is still correct re: product completion. The only thing that we know that we can count on is change. Just because musicians made money using a certain model for decades does not mean that model will continue ad infinitum. Bach, Beethoven and countless others made a musical living a certain way…
  • Kashif: A Tribute

    The Ricker<br><img src="" alt="The Ricker" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    I first got exposed to the name KASHIF by either Radio…video(BET)….music publications (RIGHT ON!…Black Beat & Rock & Soul)…or my dad’s record collection. Now because I was a soldier in the purple army I had the MPLS sound covered. Dad with his record buying provided the mature music balance for my ears. Whenever he brought something in I would always check for it. Generally I could tell by album cover if it would be something I could try to listen to. Also my dad was very supportive of artists. Meaning..if he bought an artist 1st album he’d buy…
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    Downtown Lobby

  • Talib Kweli, Murs, Raekwon & More For Back To Basics 3

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    The initial lineup for the third edition of Back To Basics has been announced, and so far so good. The two day hip hop fest will feature sets by Immortal Technique (pictured), Brother Ali, Murs, Talib Kweli, Souls of Mischief, Raekwon and Zion I. More acts are expected to be announced sometime soon but we already like what we see. Back To Basics 3 is set to take place on June 21st and 22nd at the Observatory in Santa Ana. We’re really intrigued to see who else will be added to this show.  Tickets for Back to Basics 3 will be going on sale starting on Friday, April 18th at 10am through…
  • Coldplay Announce Six Date Tour & L.A. Show

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    Coldplay have plans to hit the road once again to celebrate the release of their new album Ghost Stories which is due out May 19th. The band have only scheduled six shows for this world tour and each stop will be at a much smaller intimate venue. There are only two US shows on the tour schedule which includes one here in Los Angeles. You can see Coldplay perform on Monday, May 19th at Royce Hall in UCLA. This venue only has a capacity of about 1,800 seats, so you’ll definitely be able to see the band pretty close. The full six date tour schedule can be seen after the jump below. The…
  • Chic & Giorgio Moroder @ Hollywood Bowl Cancelled

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Bad news disco fans, Chic featuring Nile Rogers and Giorgio Moroder at the Hollywood Bowl has been cancelled. The show that was being presented by HARD Fest was being pushed all over the place with online ads, billboards and print ads. But it looks like no one really wanted to go. Especially since the show didn’t grab the attention of the EDM fanbase that prefer to dance in open spaces and not assigned seats. Another lesson learned by HARD. Last we checked, Goldstar had tickets listed at half off the original face value and even HARD themselves sent out discount codes through their…
  • Kraak & Smaak Coming To L.A.

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Kraak & Smaak are making their way from the Netherlands for a headlining show in support of their latest album Chrome Waves. But rather than seeing the electronic trio at some over the top nightclub, they’ll be heading over to The Roxy Theatre for a smaller gig. You can see Kraak & Smaak when they take the stage on Wednesday, May 21st along with Anthony Valdez from KCRW who will warm things up. We also included their track “Good For The City” for your listening pleasure below. Tickets to see Kraak & Smaak do their thing at The Roxy Theatre will be going on sale…
  • Contest: Mogwai @ El Rey Theatre

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    The contests are not slowing down this week! This time we’re giving you guys the chance to see Mogwai and a few other Coachella acts at the El Rey Theatre. Mogwai will be heading back to the desert this weekend for their second festival set in support of their latest album Rave Tapes. You can see them on Thursday, April 17th at El Rey Theatre along with Factory Floor and Majeure who will be opening up the night. Tickets are still available to purchase online now through AXS for $25.00 plus any additional service fees.  But if you want to see Mogwai for free, we’ve got some good…
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    Musician Coaching

  • Sync Licensing and Music Placement

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

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

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

    Julia Rogers
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    A new study revealed that radio is still the most popular music discovery method. Also, the music industry rallied to put together a unified lobbying message. And Google, Apple and Amazon could be enhancing their streaming offerings in order to compete with Spotify once it goes public.   Radio Still Delivering New Music to Fans Music fans still see radio as the main taste maker when it comes to discovering new artists and songs, according to a recent study conducted by Edison Research and Triton Digital. Mashable reported that while Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and other digital music…
  • Monetizing Music Imagery

    Musician Coaching
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Kevin Arnold is a San Francisco-based music and technology entrepreneur and the founder of OpenAura, a platform that gives artists the opportunity to control and monetize their photos, artwork, information and more in order to give fans a deeper, dynamic experience on music apps and services worldwide. Kevin founded San Francisco’s internationally renowned Noise Pop Festival back in 1993. Now, Noise Pop Industries (NPI) is an entity that manages a busy calendar of local cultural events year round throughout the Bay Area, culminating in the Treasure Island Music Festival. Kevin first began…
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    ClickitTicket Blog

  • Austin Mahone vs. Justin Bieber

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

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

    My name
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    Aerosmith And Slash Touring Together This Summer "You know what?  We're still f**king together, we still have the passion, and we still fight and we still make up and it's still alive.  It's still rock & roll." – Steven Tyler, April 8, 2014 On July 10, Aerosmith kicks off the North American leg of their “Let Rock Rule World Tour 2014.”  On opening night they’ll be in Wantagh, New York for a show at the Jones Beach Theatre.  Their trek of the United States and Canada ends Sept. 12 with a performance at Open Hearth Park in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
  • Toby Keith 2014 Tour And The Country Music Business

    My name
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Toby Keith 2014 Tour And The Country Music Business Toby Keith is getting sued by a Tucson Mall. Okay, it’s not exactly TK that’s getting served, but the operators of Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill.  The restaurateurs are being sued for stepping out on their $1 million a year lease agreement (their monthly rent was more than $77,000).  The restaurant abruptly closed on March 7 after just 14 months of slinging slop and serving water-down drinks. Toby Keith has little to do with that diner beyond being part of a licensing agreement.  He had, however,…
  • Phish Route Summer Tour And Book Jazz Festival

    My name
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Phish Route Summer Tour And Book Jazz Festival That’s how long Phish could perform when they appear at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.  The festival runs from April 25 to May 4, but Phish takes to the Acura Stage on April 26 from 4pm to 7pm.  That’s the final slot of the day.  Apparently, festival organizers like to turn in early. This will be Phish’s second appearance at the renowned jazz festival although few will remember their first.  They performed at the NOJHF way back in 1996.  So, I guess you can say they perform there once…
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    Madd Mix

  • Never Miss A Conversion Again With These Article Syndication Tips

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

    Madd Man
    2 Mar 2014 | 11:54 pm
    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

  • How to Play Chameleon by Herbie Hancock on Sax (first phrase)

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

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

    19 Mar 2014 | 8:33 pm
    What questions do you have about rhythm? That includes articulation and elements of style that have to do with rhythm. Be as specific as possible. Send your question using the form below. Thinking about doing a class on rhythm. You will get updates on that and help with your question. Related Posts:Protected: Subscribers Only (Subscribe for Access)Saxophone Transcription Can be a BeastSaxophone Scales – “I need someone to explain meAsk a Question, Think About Some QuestionsProtected: Big Ear – Week 2 – Rhythm
  • How to Play Mario Theme Song on Saxophone, by Koji Kondo, first part

    19 Mar 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Koji Kondo wrote some cool music, same person who wrote the Zelda theme song wrote the Mario theme song. There were some other good melodies in the games too. I have played the different Mario games from the original NES on. Note: The ‘solutions’ to the music (the notes for this lesson) are listed below the video. They’re not listed all at once though. They’re listed one at a time. You can scroll down to see one and then if you want to check the next one, you’ll need to scroll down farther. In this way, it’s a slight bit of a hassle to check the next note…
  • Too Many Zooz – NY Subway – Rocking Bari Sax

    18 Mar 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Trio of musicians killing it in the subway. Bought their album after I saw this video. Matt Doe on trumpet Leo P on baritone sax Dave “King of Sludge” Parks on percussion Leo’s playing the bari with a neckstrap AND dancing, I liked it. Related Posts:Do You Have the Power to Play Bari Sax?How to Play a Simple Bebop Line from Sonny Rollins Tenor…How to Play Fly Me to the Moon on Sax by Bart Howard (first…Duke Ellington’s ‘It Don’t Mean a…How to Play Zelda Theme by Kōji Kondō on Saxophone,…
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  • Meiko Interview & Session

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

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

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

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

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

    This Is Fake DIY
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    Of all the special guest appearances on Chromeo's new album 'White Women', this might take the prize for being the most exciting. Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend fame guests on 'Ezra's Interlude', a track he penned a couple of years back that's eventually wound its way into the heart of Dave 1 and P-Thugg's fourth longplayer. A finger-clicking piano ballad, the track sees Ezra swapping vocal lines with Dave, as well as hitting a falsetto that's previously unencountered in the Ezra stakes. Speaking to DIY, Dave 1 recalls the studio time for the track: "We were in the studio, I freestyled the…
  • News: Listen: La Sera Unveils New ‘Running Wild’ Track

    This Is Fake DIY
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    Katy Goodman's shared a head-bopping, bouncy new track from her 'Hour of the Dawn' LP, out 12th May on Hardly Art. 'Running Wild' is La Sera at her most instant, with thrashing chords linking up to a casual California-friendly melody. The lyrics are completely miserable, but don't let that distract from kick ass solos and sweet guitar hooks. "I think it's one of the best songs I've ever written," Katy said of the track in a recent interview with DIY. "But I also love 'All My Love is For You' because it’s such a strange mix of ideas. It goes from heavy/dark to light/airy to anthemic, and…
  • News: Listen: Four Tet Shares ‘Sext’ Percussions Track

    This Is Fake DIY
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    Yesterday producer Four Tet delivered a double dosage of new material under his Percussions guise. 'Ascii Bot' and 'Blatant Water Cannon' form part of a new TEXT release on Keiran Hebden's own label. Now's the turn of 'Sext' - the brilliantly titled addition to Hebden's catalogue. The B-side to TEXT29, it's more rooted to one style than any of the two previously unveiled tracks, opting for eerie, concrete electronics instead of flirting with more obtuse influences. The only release we haven't heard (from those promised for the end of the month) is TEXT031, the introduction of a completely…
  • Album Reviews: Eels - The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett

    This Is Fake DIY
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    As Eels' main man has made so much of his personal life public in the past – book 'Things the Grandchildren Should Know' and BBC documentary series 'Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives' the most notable cases in point – it's not out of the ordinary to assume an album titled 'The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett', beginning 'Where I'm At', ending 'Where I'm Going' and with its mid-point marked 'Where I'm From', might just be autobiographical. If it is, as he sings in that oh-so-familiar vocal “I was young and dumb” in 'Where I'm From', it's the story of Everett basically admitting…
  • News: Nirvana Asked PJ Harvey To Play Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    This Is Fake DIY
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    One week on from the star-studded Nirvana Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shows, it has emerged that PJ Harvey was invited to be a part of the celebrations. On the night, Lorde, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon and Joan Jett joined Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear for performances at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. But in an interview with Rolling Stone, Grohl revealed that Polly Harvey was also on a list of prospective special guests. "Kurt loved PJ Harvey," said Grohl in the interview. "We had always imagined playing our song ‘Milk It’ from In Utero with her. It’s a twisted song, almost…
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  • Slovenia is also happy (Happy by Pharrell Williams)

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

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

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

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

    5 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    I’ve written about “man candies” a few times so far, but I haven’t written a single blog post about my “woman crushes”. And I have an ultimate woman crush on Charlize Theron, a South African and American actress, fashion model and a former ballet dancer.…
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  • New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: April 17 – April 23, 2014

    Joseph Irrera
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Posted by Joseph Irrera on Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of April 17 – April 23, 2014 featuring: the Breton Sound, Hot Club of New Orleans, Alexandra Scott, Dr. Michael White Jazz Band, George Porter, Jr. and Friends, Stanton Moore Trio, and Dick Dale. Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing   April 17April 18April 19April 20April 21April 22April 23   THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Armstrong Park: Jazz in the Park feat. Glen David Andrews (JV) 4p Civic Theatre: Umphrey’s…
  • Frenchmen Street Brass Band Controversy

    Jan V. Ramsey
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Posted by Jan V. Ramsey on Have you been on Frenchmen Street lately and heard the brass band? Remember that big lot on the corner of Frenchmen and Chartres where the brass band used to play every night? It’s gone. In its place is Dat Dog, a fine and welcome addition to the neighborhood. When construction on Dat Dog started some months ago, the brass band moved across the street to the corner in front of the old Café Brasil, which has been closed for years. Over the years, numerous complaints from the neighborhood have surfaced about this group, the Young Fellaz Brass Band, who…
  • Get Ready for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19

    Stephen Maloney
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Posted by Stephen Maloney on Record stores across New Orleans are gearing up for Record Store Day with live music and special deals on vinyl records on April 19, 2014. Analisa Cisneros at the Louisiana Music Factory said Record Store Day always attracts a wide variety of serious music lovers. Photo Courtesy of Louisiana Music Factory “It’s kind of like their holiday, their Christmas,” she said. “But with a little bit of a roulette wheel feeling because not everything will be available at every place. There’s definitely a treasure hunt that goes on.” Since Record Store…
  • Freaksheaux to Geaux 3rd Resurrect-Aversary at the AllWays Lounge

    Lucy Stratton
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Posted by Lucy Stratton on Get sacrilegious on Good Friday with vaudeville sideshow Freaksheaux to Geaux. The macabre troupe of performers is celebrating its third annual Resurrect-Aversary at 10 p.m. on April 18th at the AllWays Lounge. Complete with burlesque, acrobatics and rapturous hellfire, Freaksheaux’s third Resurrect-Aversary is a shamelessly fun way to start off Easter weekend. Freaksheaux to Geaux proprietress Judith Kali founded the group in 2011 out of a desire to create a sideshow with a distinct New Orleans flair. The Crescent City was already dripping with…
  • John Gros and Gristle Candy Bring Something New to d.b.a.

    Stephen Maloney
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    Posted by Stephen Maloney on Although it has a somewhat unusual name, when the new roots rock band Gristle Candy takes the stage at d.b.a. on Friday, April 18, the audience will see a lot of familiar faces. The band, led by John “Papa” Gros of Papa Grows Funk fame and featuring Alex McMurray of the Tin Men, Jake Eckert of the New Orleans SuspectsCasandra Faulconer of Cowboy Mouth, and Russ Broussard of Susan Cowsill’s Band, is overflowing with an eclectic mix of talent. While Papa Grows Funk was in full swing, Gros would occasionally pull together a hodgepodge of available…
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    5 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
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  • Watch: The Horrors – ‘So Now You Know’ video

    Luke Glassford
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    The Horrors have revealed the promo video for new track ‘So Now You Know’ today. The video has frontman Faris Badwan soaking up the rays in the LA desert and features a variety of people having a variety of revelatory experiences (taking the song’s title a bit literally). The whole look and feel of the […]
  • Top 10 rock band beers

    Luke Glassford
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    With the new digital age seeming to take more and more out of a rock bands earning potential, many are looking into new ways to make money – I think business people call it ‘diversifying income streams’, or something. Strangely enough, one of the most popular ‘extra-curricular’ activities for bands at the minute is to […]
  • Muse fan starts petition for a special 20th anniversary homecoming gig

    Luke Glassford
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    A Muse fan has created a petition requesting the band play a special small gig to mark their 20th anniversary either in their hometown of Teignmouth, Devon or in London. Karen Green, of Brighton, added the petition to with the aim to get 1,000 signatures. I’ll let Karen explain the reason behind setting it […]
  • Cedric and Omar from At The Drive-In / The Mars Volta announce new album as Antemasque

    Luke Glassford
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    There’s been a a lot of mixed messages swirling around over the past few days regarding At The Drive-In / The Mars Volta founders Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López and a supposed new group called Antemasque. The last I heard of the duo, they had fallen out and gone their separate ways – with Cedric starting […]
  • Peace release new track ‘Money’ – watch the video

    Luke Glassford
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Birmingham band Peace are not messing around. Just a year after their debut album In Love, they’re already well into the buzz-building for album number two. Last month came their monstrous new single ‘World Pleasure’, and today they’ve followed it up with another new tune in the shape of ‘Money’. While it’s not as ‘big’ […]
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  • Reigning Sound: Falling Rain

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

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

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

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:28 am
    Conor Oberst and his latest backing band shared seven new tunes from his upcoming album, Upside Down Mountain, yesterday in a live showcase for WNYC’s Soundcheck. Performing with Miwi La Lupa on bass/vocals, drummer Conor Elmes, and guitarist Stephen Bartolomei, they unveiled album opener “Time Forgot,” “Double Life,” “Lonely at the Top,” previously released studio track “Hundreds of Ways,” 2012 soundtrack cut “You Are Your Mother’s Child,” “Night at Lake Unknown,” and — personal favorite…
  • Elliott Smith, ‘Needle in the Hay’ (Trumpet Version) // Documentary News

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:29 am
    Elliott Smith is back in the news this month with his former label, Kill Rock Stars, sharing another outtake from his self-titled record and the announcement of a new documentary from filmmaker Nickolas Rossi. As for the rarity, fans who missed the alternate version of “Needle in the Hay” back in 2012 (when it was available briefly in exchange for a newsletter subscription) can now hear the abandoned trumpet solo take on KRS’ new archival comp, Crazed MP3 Fans Volume 1. The released version came out in more sparse, despairing form back in 1995, while this one lightens the…
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  • Led Zeppelin Tee Shirt

    Kelvin Cook
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    Swan Song United States Of America 1977 White Logo On Charcoal T-Shirt 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. * Officially Licensed Music T-shirt * Brand New Never Been Worn Merchandise * 100% Cotton Short Sleeve T-Shirt * High Quality Manufactured Apparel T-shirtRockabilia Tees and stuff @
  • Vintage Howlin' Wolf Tee Shirt

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    15 Mar 2014 | 8:37 am
    Howlin' Wolf - T-shirts - Mens VintageVintage Distressed Boarding House 1965 San Francisco California Logo & Photo These Super Soft Distressed T-Shirts Are Custom Made To Be Much Thinner Than Regular Tees And Some Have An Outer Stitch. They Feel Like You Purchased It At A Concert In 1980, And Never Took It Off.* Officially Licensed Mens Vintage Music T-shirt * Brand New Never Been Worn Merchandise * High Quality Manufactured Vintage Apparel T-shirt Rockabilia Tees and stuff @
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    15 Feb 2014 | 8:49 pm
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  • Happy Birthday Kokomo Arnold

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Andy Fenstermaker
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Mary Onettes returned last week with their new album, Portico, now out on Swedish label Labrador Records. The band maintains their somewhat dark, 80s style of pop, like a softer, smoother New Order. It’s most obvious in the short LPs second single “Native Dream”. States front-man Philip Ekström about the inspiration behind many of the songs on Portico: …this year has also been a lot about photographs. Endless pages in photo books has been a major influence for us. The pictures have served as portals into colors and emotions. I even sleep with the books in my bed. Check out…
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  • Episode 8 Of Lil Wayne’s “Weezy Wednesday’s” Series [Video]

    Danny M
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Check out this week’s “Weezy Wednesday’s” installment, which shows how Lil Wayne spent last year’s 4/20 by smoking a huge joint with T@. Click here to watch episode 7 of “Weezy Wednesday’s“!
  • Would You Like To See A Lil Wayne & Lloyd Collaboration On “Tha Carter V”?

    Danny M
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Last night, Lloyd tweeted that he would be sending Lil Wayne a song today for him to jump on and maybe put on his upcoming Tha Carter V album. Lloyd also mentioned that it is a dream of his to be featured on a Tha Carter album and because the project got pushed back from the May 5th date, he hopes he still has a chance to get on it. What do you say Wayniacs? Would you like to see a Lloyd and Weezy collaboration on C5? Riding home from the studio.. Sending this one out to @LilTunechi 2mar. #Carter5 #pushedback #stillachance My ni55a @mackmaine knows that it’s a dream of mine to be on a…
  • Lil Wayne Will Be Making An In-Store Appearance At Macy’s In Atlanta’s Lenox Square

    Danny M
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Weezy F Baby will be making an in-store appearance at Macy’s in the Atlanta Lenox Square shopping mall on April 26th to promote his TRUKFIT clothing line. If you are or will be in the area next Saturday and you want to meet Lil Wayne, you can receive a meet and greet ticket by spending $100 or more on his TRUKFIT apparel at the Macy’s store in Lenox Square. There are limited spaces, so you may want to do this as soon as you can. The other way you can get a Tune meet and greet ticket is to listen out for announcements on the V-103 radio station from now to next week!
  • Young Money (Lil Wayne, Tyga & Nicki Minaj) – Senile [Music Video]

    Danny M
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:44 am
    Here is the official music video for Young Money‘s “Senile” single featuring Lil Wayne, Tyga, and Nicki Minaj. The visual, which was directed by Colin Tilley, includes cameos from Birdman, Euro, and Mack Maine. This David D.A. Doman-produced song can be found on the Young Money: Rise Of An Empire compilation, available in stores now! Click here to view some behind the scenes photos and footage from the “Senile” video shoot, which took place in Los Angeles, California last month. I will update the video as soon as VEVO upload the HD version!
  • Turk Recalls Him & Lil Wayne Having An Old Conversation About Signing To No Limit Records

    Danny M
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    In a recent interview with Vlad TV, former Hot Boys member Turk discusses a conversation that he had with Lil Wayne back in the day about considering to leave Cash Money Records and going to sign with Master P‘s No Limit Records label. Turk mentions that him and Weezy had this conversation because Master P was giving his artists’ cars and houses, while Birdman wasn’t, but he did say that not long after this conversation, Baby started to give them what they felt they deserved. Also during the interview, Turk recalls stories of things that him and Tune used to do together when…
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  • Watch: The Horrors – ‘So Now You Know’ video

    Luke Glassford
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    The Horrors have revealed the promo video for new track ‘So Now You Know’ today. The video has frontman Faris Badwan soaking up the rays in the LA desert and features a variety of people having a variety of revelatory experiences (taking the song’s title a bit literally). The whole look and feel of the […]
  • Top 10 rock band beers

    Luke Glassford
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    With the new digital age seeming to take more and more out of a rock bands earning potential, many are looking into new ways to make money – I think business people call it ‘diversifying income streams’, or something. Strangely enough, one of the most popular ‘extra-curricular’ activities for bands at the minute is to […]
  • Muse fan starts petition for a special 20th anniversary homecoming gig

    Luke Glassford
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    A Muse fan has created a petition requesting the band play a special small gig to mark their 20th anniversary either in their hometown of Teignmouth, Devon or in London. Karen Green, of Brighton, added the petition to with the aim to get 1,000 signatures. I’ll let Karen explain the reason behind setting it […]
  • Cedric and Omar from At The Drive-In / The Mars Volta announce new album as Antemasque

    Luke Glassford
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    There’s been a a lot of mixed messages swirling around over the past few days regarding At The Drive-In / The Mars Volta founders Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López and a supposed new group called Antemasque. The last I heard of the duo, they had fallen out and gone their separate ways – with Cedric starting […]
  • Peace release new track ‘Money’ – watch the video

    Luke Glassford
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Birmingham band Peace are not messing around. Just a year after their debut album In Love, they’re already well into the buzz-building for album number two. Last month came their monstrous new single ‘World Pleasure’, and today they’ve followed it up with another new tune in the shape of ‘Money’. While it’s not as ‘big’ […]
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  • Android Amaker “I’m The One”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ryan Minic
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Remember a few years ago when we did an interview with Converge bassist Nate Newton at the Roxy — the one that got cut off abruptly at the end by venue maintenance? What a show that was! Anyway Converge released a new video for their tracks ”Precipice” / “All We Love We Leave Behind.”  To coincide with the video they also put out a new shirt with visuals from the video (which you can get here). They’ll be donating all proceeds to the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, Massachusetts. Here’s the clip.
  • Trioscapes are Done Tracking their Record “Digital Dream Sequence”

    Ryan Minic
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:16 pm
    With a name like Digital Dream Sequence you know it’s gonna be rad. Trioscapes, the Between the Buried and Me offshoot led by bassist Dan Briggs, have finished recording their new album. It’ll be their second record and will be released on Metal Blade sometime this year. Excited for more of that jazzy-infused schizophrenia? If you are, the band will be going tour in May, followed by a run with Between the Buried and Me, and then BTBAM will go on tour with Meshuggah. That’s a lot of Dan Briggs. And we’re cool with that. Trioscapes tour dates: May 02 Knoxville, TN @…
  • A new Mastodon Song Has Leaked — Listen to “High Road”

    Ryan Minic
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The new Mastodon album is completed and the band will soon be going on tour with Gojira and Kvelertak. Wanna hear a new song? Cool, you’re in luck. Here’s a new track from the band’s upcoming album that leaked online. It’s called “High Road.” “ Mastodon tour dates w/ Gojira & Kvelertak: Apr 28 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo Apr 29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater May 01 Oakland, CA Fox Theater May 02 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theater May 03 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues May 04 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot May 05 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall May 07…
  • Tera Melos Get Wet n’ Wild in their “Slimed” Music Video

    Ryan Minic
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    It’s been many, many moons since we did our last interview with Tera Melos. You know the band just turned 10 years old recently? Happy birthday, dudes. In a couple weeks the group will kick off a tour supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan, do some headlining shows, then go to Japan for some dates with Lite. Here’s their new music video for their track “Slimed,” off X’ed Out. Tera Melos tour dates: w/ Dillinger Apr 27 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live Apr 28 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad Apr 29 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater May 01 Dallas, TX @ Trees May 02 Houston,…
  • Animals As Leaders, Conquering Dystopia, & CHON Announce Spring Tour Dates

    Ryan Minic
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    Animals As Leaders are going on tour this spring with Conquering Dystopia (feat. Jeff Loomis) and CHON. Here’s how it goes: May 17 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club May 18 Bradley Beach, NJ @ Asbury Park Oceanfront May 19 Worcester, MA @ Palladium Downstairs May 20 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance May 21 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room May 22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater May 23 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom May 24 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner May 25 Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub & Billiards May 26 Kokomo, IN @ Center Stage May 27 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection May 28 Bloomington,…
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  • Sweet Streams: Music by Twin Shadow, Lykke Li, and Ought

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

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

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

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

    Tricia Callahan
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:23 am
    Cathedrals, the San Francisco-based girl/boy duo comprised of Johnny Hwin and Brodie Jenkins, just released an impressive second single that is gaining the attention of fans and critics alike. Their latest single, “Harlem,” is a song about the ever-changing face of a relationship and how one’s past might affect their significant other. With its layered vocals and poppy electro beats, “Harlem” lyrically feels like the back and forth and uncertainty of someone’s heart, “I go/you stay/we break/tell me that’s okay,” Jenkins coos smoothly. Cathedrals’ demos are currently being…
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  • Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s – Sling Shot To Heaven

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

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

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

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

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

  • Can open-access choirs cater for every kind of singer?

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

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

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

    24 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Learning and polishing a song can be a long process. Some people find it a chore and can’t wait to get to the end result: a public performance.But others enjoy the ride, going deeper into the song, finding the nuances, becoming immersed in the whole process and not having any particular end in sight. However, process and product don’t have to be different things.something to work towardsI had a singer in my choir who was thinking of leaving after a few terms until I announced that we would be having a concert. They decided to stay because now they “had something to work towards.”But…
  • Never tell someone they can’t sing – it is brutal, damaging and untrue

    17 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Most of the people who come to my singing workshops are in their 50s and pretty much all of them have a story to tell about the time someone told them they couldn’t by TrueDragon13Many of the stories date back to the time when they were at primary or even infant school. What amazing power a throwaway remark like “Just stand at the back and mime” can have!the effect of an unkind word can last a lifetimeI’ve written before about how to protect yourself against unkind words about your singing (see One unkind word can put you off singing forever – how to protect yourself).
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    Little by Listen

  • The 10 Best Uses of Pop Songs in Commercials

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

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Timber Timbre “Hot Dreams” Fellow LxLer Austin always ribs me for being a “slave to the classics”, but more than a slave to the classics, I think I’m more a “slave to the classic sound.” Cue Toronto singer/songwriter Taylor Kirk aka Timber Timbre’s “Hot Dreams”, the title track off his latest and third album, which just released last week. Since the moment I heard this song, I’ve been absolutely taken by it. I thought about reviewing the entire Hot Dreams
  • Black Keys Release New Track “Turn Blue”

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    Yesterday, The Black Keys released their second track from their upcoming album, Turn Blue. Which being the title track from the new album is also titled “Turn Blue”. “Fever”, the first track released from the upcoming album, seemed to fall a bit short of expectations due to its unimaginative lyrics and a bland music style that feels fairly old hat at this point. Where as “True Blue” slows things down to spin an eerie, slower groove from the Keys, that
  • Coachella’s Livecast: Was It Worth Watching?

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:11 am
    There are a lot of angles with which to discuss Coachella Live on Youtube.  I tried to check it out periodically over the weekend because, to my knowledge, this amount of live coverage of a festival hasn’t been attempted until now.  I saw a little bit of everything, and came away impressed in some areas and not so impressed in others. The Good! Pharrell’s set is the reason these types of festivals should shoot to bring in huge pop acts. 
  • LxListening: Random Pop Songs

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    It’s been awhile since I’ve done a LxListening.  I’ve heard a bunch of interesting (if not great) pop songs lately, and so I figured I could scrape together several of them to get out a proper LxListening.  Please note that all of these songs may not necessarily be “new”, except maybe to me.  But, at the very least, they are deserving for a few spare words from yours truly, and maybe even a few pointers on how they could be
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    The Blue Walrus

  • The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Eurydice

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

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

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

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

    Tim Dickinson
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    Life can be a chaotic, hectic existence, and whilst there is beauty in that sometimes you need to step back, sit back and let it all wash over you. North Carolinian electronic artist Porter Robinson has produced the soundtrack to this pause in time, as the carefully constructed ethereal layers float on by, seemingly directionless and yet slowly and safely building you back towards reality, away from drowning in introspection and back towards life. Swoon. Photograph by Cass Bird Porter Robinson – Sea of Voices was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
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    Feast of Music

  • Broadway Chamber Players: "Black and Blue" at St. Malachy's

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

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

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

    Melanie Wong
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    NOTE: This contest has ended. Ambient indie folk artist S. Carey (Sean Carey) co-headlines with indie dream-pop singer White Hinterland (Casey Daniel) at (le) poisson rouge on Wednesday, April 16, at 10:30 p.m., and FoM is giving away a pair of free tickets to the show!  Carey and Hinterland are currently touring in support of their recently released albums, Range of Light and Baby (respectively).  For your chance to win: 1. Email    -OR- 2. Tweet #FreeTickets @scareymusic @feastofmusic  (and don't forget to follow us!)   -OR- 3. Head to our Facebook…
  • Preview: Broadway Chamber Players at St. Malachy's – "The Actors' Chapel"

    Robert Leeper
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    After a fanstastic debut performance at St. Patrick's Cathedral in January, Broadway Chamber Players is bringing their musicians' Broadway chops to the classical scene once more, this Monday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. Staying a bit closer to home than their last presentation, "Black and Blue" will bring the jazz-inflected music of Gershwin, Wiedoeft, Milhaud, and more to the Theater District's St. Malachy's—commonly reffered to as "The Actors' Chapel." Tickets start at $10.00, and are available here. And frankly—you're not going to hear…
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    KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography

  • Kickstarter Campaign For Graphic Novel Midwinter

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

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

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

    Kenal Louis
    8 Mar 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Spring Fashion Week Designer Showcase Performing Artist Kaitlyn Hova is an Electric Violinist, visual artist, neuroscientist,  code engineer and much more.  It is no surprise why she is always the go to musician for Omaha Fashion Week’s events, as their main choice of performing artist. She is a Renaissance woman... The post Spring Fashion Week Designer Showcase Brings It In Omaha appeared first on KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography.
  • Hair Extensions | The 10 Most Common Mistakes to Avoid

    Kenal Louis
    3 Mar 2014 | 5:35 am
    Hair extensions look fantastic…when done correctly. There are so many mistakes people make, no matter what sort of extensions they decide to wear. We’re going to go through 10 of the most common mistakes to avoid when wearing hair extensions. These tips focus on both permanent and clip in hair... The post Hair Extensions | The 10 Most Common Mistakes to Avoid appeared first on KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography.
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  • Troll Life: The 5 Most Infamous Hip Hop Trolls

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    SoSoActive.comAccording to Wikipedia a troll is is “a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory,extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community.” -Wiki With Hip-Hop being as dramatic as the WWE, it has a long history of pre-internet trolling. Before the internet existed, people like C. Delores Tucker and Reverend Calvin Butts became household names crusading against “so-called gangsta-rap.” When I say trolls, I am referring to those that use controversy and discord to keep their careers relevant…
  • Twitter Thursday – 7 Tweets of the Week

    Sidney Stephens
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    SoSoActive.comIt’s been another crazy week of Celebrity Tweets! From really bad advice, to sharing way too much information with the world, here are the top 7 craziest tweets of the week.   1. Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) – Thanks for the advice! Walk up to your boss, look them directly in the eyes the way Rose looked at Jack in Titanic & kiss them then walk away keeping eye contact. — Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) April 17, 2014 2. Erica Mena (@iamErica_Mena) –  Recipe for Love I found that vulnerability is the glue that holds relationships together. It’s the…

    Ron Grant
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am Not everyone is going to be an artist, ripping and spitting the brashest, most life-altering bars. Not everyone is going to be that go-to producer banging out genre-defining beats for Hip Hop mix tapes and albums. And not everyone will have the capacity to be that all-powerful, omnipresent music mogul who’s smartphone is ringing off the hook with associates claiming to have found “the next big thing” 85 times a day. With regard to making a career in Hip Hop and in the music industry alone, times and circumstances are constantly changing, and it’s up to…
  • Ten Must Know Facts About SZA

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    SoSoActive.comSZA – no, not the newest member of Wu Tang – the only female artist under Top Dawg Entertainment released her third extended play last week. She’s been signed to TDE for about a year now, who include other artists like Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad and more; SZA’s sound doesn’t compare to her label mates. She has a neo-soul, jazz sound that’s reminiscent to old school R&B artists. For those who don’t know who she is here are ten facts you must know about SZA. •SZA, born Solana Rowe, was born on November 8, 1990 in St. Louis, Missouri. After her…
  • American Idol Top 7 Recap

    Ashley Sims
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    SoSoActive.comThis week on American Idol the Top 7 picked songs for their opponents. photo Caleb Sets The Bar High Caleb Johnson chose to sing his roommate Alex’s choice, “Family Tree” by Kings of Leon. Keith said Caleb is “such as consistent dynamic performer week after week.” Jennifer thought it was dangerous for him to be first in the line up for the other contestants who now have to raise their game. photo Jessica Bombs Again Sam picked Jessica Meuse to sing Miranda Lambert’s “Gunpowder And Lead.”  As usually Jessica’s performance didn’t…
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  • Listen! Lykke Li – Gunshot

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    More beautiful stuff from Lykke Li, who only seems to release stuff of high quality these days. Following up I Never Learn, Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone, and No Rest For The Wicked, is Gunshot. Gunshot has an explosive chorus, much like something else that is explosive and it would be great […]
  • Listen! Yuck – Southern Skies EP

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Yuck have a brand new EP called Southern Skies, and you can stream the whole thing below. Happy Easter! Sink into some indie rock, and a slight change of direction from Yuck, with their 4 track EP below. It’s out this week, so grab it while you’re out doing your Easter Egg hunt. People still […]
  • Morning Music Notes – I’m the Pope, Bitch

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    PHM favourites CHVRCHES have a new remix. The track is off of last year’s debut The Bones of What You Believe, and is done by the Range (who is James Hinton to his parents). The track is not simply taking a song and making it dancey, but a complete re-imagining of We Sink. Check out […]
  • Listen! Caitlin Park – Lemonade

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Have a listen to this moody, but happily catchy, layered, indie folktronica (yes!) from Sydney’s Caitlin Park. Then, head over to her Soundcloud page and listen to her covering Solange. Then, I don’t know… take a walk, or something.
  • Listen! Elliphant – Look Like You Love It EP

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    We’ve featured Swedish genre-jumping artist Elliphant several times on PHM. Now you can stream her whole EP, Look Like You Love It (which is how you should act if listening to it around her). The Mad Decent released EP has a few producers that you might know: Skrillex, TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, Dr. […]
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    Death and Taxes » Music

  • NASA finds the first ‘Earth-like’ planet that could possibly support life

    Maggie Serota
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Since 2009, NASA has been using its Kepler telescope to find planets within the neighboring solar systems that are the most similar to our own. Or in other words, scientists have been on the hunt to find planets that can support water and therefore most likely, support life. In order to support life, a planet has to be within certain parameters regarding its size and temperature.On Thursday, NASA announced that it found such a planet circling a red dwarf, about 500 light years away in a solar system containing four other planets within the constellation Cygnus.The planet is referred to as…
  • Cut Copy explore new terrain on ‘Like Any Other Day’

    Alex Moore
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Australia’s electro-poppers Cut Copy are going way out into uncharted waters with the new track “Like Any Other Day.” They announced earlier that they’d release a new 10″ for Record Store Day to follow up last 2013′s “Free Your Mind.” We already heard the A-side—the excellent “In These Arms Of Love“—and they go even further into the ethereal with “Like Any Other Day.” The new track finds the guys invoking early Flaming Lips and “Storm In Heaven”-era Verve. Not much to dance to here, but it’s nice to…
  • Coachella 2014: We came, we listened, we conquered

    Andrew Poitras
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    Day 1: FridayThe first 24 hours of my Coachella were a trip. Nothing could prepare me for the dust, not even the countless warnings from friends about bringing facemasks like it was 2003 and SARS was the hottest new craze. So I suffered through the wheezing as my orifices turned into dirt depositories and my new friend Tristan, a 6’5″ behemoth of an alpha male, dragged me from one end of the grounds to the other in search of a fanny pack-donning shirtless drug dealer. “HE SAID TO MEET AT THE FRONT OF THE ASTRONAUT!” “Tristan, the astronaut is a mobile…
  • Listen to Lykke Li’s new song ‘Gunshot’

    Alex Moore
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Lykke Li released the third single from her forthcoming fifth album “I Never Learn” Wednesday. Called “Gunshot,” it’s the first semi-uptempo song we’ve heard from what promises to be a sober, depressing album. The new track exudes up-tempo pathos, a little like ABBA’s “SOS”—and yes, that’s the only positive ABBA comparison I’ll ever make.Li told NME that she thinks of “I Never Learn” as being the final episode in a trilogy of records, with her debut “Youth Novels” as the first. Not sure which album is…
  • The Horrors release ‘So Now You Know’ video

    Alex Moore
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Horrors will release their new album “Luminous,” their first new record since 2010, next month. They’ve already streamed singles “I See You” and “So Now You Know,” and now “So Now You Know” gets a video. Faris Badwan sings to us in the desert as some local kids convulse either deep in the throes of some spiritual possession or a meth binge. Either way.Watch below, and look out for “Luminous” on May 5.
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    Unshredded Magazine

  • Travel: Iceland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    3 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
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    Highlanda Sound System High Quality Music

  • Jamboree Mas *GLOW FETE* This Saturday at the Enclave Venue downtown Atlanta #Caribbean #Carnival

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

    Kahlil Wonda
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Everyone knows that reggae is best appreciated loud through a sound system with a stomach shuddering bass. This is not what one normally associates with music heard through the internet – the speakers on most laptops are not going to do justice to King Tubby‘s dubs or Prince Far I‘s vocals. However, the internet has brought lots of good things for the world of reggae and Jamaican music. In 2010, a young Jamaican entrepreneur and computer programmer created a new reggae/dancehall computer game which was reported in The Gleaner. Alex Morrisey, who previously created the…
  • Your Invitation to the 2014 Caribbean American Movers & Shakers Event

    Kahlil Wonda
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    You’re Invited to the 2014 Caribbean American Movers & Shakers Event Click Here to RSVP Today Related articles 13 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers to be Recognized Atlanta Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Networking Event (PICTURES) Are You Getting Exposure, Or Getting Exploited? Filed under: events, Pop Music, reggae, Soca, Soul/R&B Tagged: Atlanta, Caribbean, Memorial Weekend, Movers & Shakers, music, networking, West Indian American
  • Caribbean Fever with V103′s DJ Kash Friday April 18th at Club Pisces

    Kahlil Wonda
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Access Granted Caribbean Fever at Club Pisces with CRAIG LION, DJ Kash, One Drop, and DJ Rastar Related articles Bungi Garlin Invades Atlanta DJ Controller Buying Guide Dj Mixer Buying Guide Filed under: events, Hip Hop, reggae Tagged: Access Granted, Atlanta, Atlanta reggae parties, Caribbean, Craig Lion, DJ, dj kash, music, Pisces
  • The Ultimate Dennis Brown Lovers Rock Mix

    Kahlil Wonda
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Reggae Lover #6 features 15 of the best Dennis Brown lover’s rock classics.  This is an essential mix highlighting “The Crown Prince” even though it does not include big hits ‘Silhouette,’ ‘Money In My Pocket,’ or ‘Your Love’s Got A Hold On Me.’ There are literally hundreds of other solid love songs from Dennis Brown’s catalog that are worthy of a spin, but since a new Reggae Lover podcast episode will be released weekly you can rest assured, there’s a great deal more in store. If you love the vibes message us with…
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    Music Production Guide 101

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

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

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

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

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

    17 Jun 2013 | 8:48 am
    Music Production Guide 101 Robert Greene just might be your favorite rapper’s favorite writer, but if you saw him on the street, you’d never guess that the best-selling author would have had any impact on hip-hop. A tall, soft-spoken 53-year-old, Greene looks like kind of guy you’d guess was teaching a college course, not teaching rappers, Wall Street types, and Hollywood executives about the ways of the world. But in 1998, when he published his best selling book, The 48 Laws of Power, he became the unlikeliest of hip-hop heroes. Greene went on to write several successful books…
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  • Digitech RP-360XP – A Review of Gear

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

    Carter Biel
    25 Feb 2014 | 6:45 pm
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  • A New Rush Cover Song – Video

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

    Carter Biel
    22 Nov 2013 | 4:19 pm
    Yes, it's going to be a great weekend indeed. #ClockworkAngels #Rush @rushtheband— The Lofty Oaks (@TheLoftyOaks) November 23, 2013 Related articles RUSH’s ‘Clockwork Angels Tour’ To Receive Television Premiere On VH1 CLASSIC ( RUSH – Clockwork Angels Tour Trailer Released ( RUSH – Clockwork Angels Tour To Receive Television Premiere On December 1st (  Filed under: Videos Tagged: American Airlines Arena, Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Angels Tour, Neil Peart, Rush
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    After The Show

  • Math & Physics Club

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

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

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

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    “Let It Rain” by Tilly & The Wall:
  • The Record Company @ The Satellite

    6 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    The Record Company headlined a sold out show at The Satellite on Friday April 4th, celebrating the release of their new vinyl EP Feels So Good. The EP contains unreleased B-sides (which played over the Satellite’s speakers before The Record Company took … Continue reading →
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  • ‘Devastated’ Miley Cyrus postpones two more shows Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    She can’t stop. And she won’t stop. But Miley Cyrus has to stop — for now. The star, who continues to be hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics, has just announced she is postponing two more shows on her Bangerz Tour. The Friday show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and Saturday’s concert at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville have been postponed. Nashville’s show is now scheduled for Aug. 7 and Louisville’s for Aug. 9. Cyrus was suffering from a sinus infection during her tour in North Carolina, says her rep, Meghan Prophet, in a statement.
  • Nobel-prize winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was praised as the most popular Spanish-language writer since Cervantes, died today in Mexico City at the age of 87. Garcia Marquez, a former journalist who was born in Colombia but lived in Mexico for more than 30 years, is best known for his 1967 masterpiece, the epic, hallucinatory novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, about the trials and tribulations of one family over several generations. Widely taught in college, it has sold about 50 million copies in more than 25 languages. His other novels include Autumn of the Patriarch (1975),…
  • Wenger expects Ozil impact

    Maeve Olmstead
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Mesut Ozil: Arsenal midfielder his expected to return to action shortly Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident midfielder Mesut Ozil can make a big impact on his return to fitness and help the team to a strong finish to the season. The Germany international has not featured since limping off at half-time in the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich on 11 March because of a hamstring injury. Ozil endured a miserable time in the two ties, after missing a penalty in the first-leg before Arsenal eventually lost 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium. But Ozil could feature…
  • Johnson committed to Yeovil Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Gary Johnson: Working hard to keep Yeovil in the Championship Gary Johnson says he will remain as manager of Yeovil Town, and ignore talk of a move elsewhere, for as long he feels wanted. Two spells at Huish Park have made Johnson a Glovers legend, with the club currently gracing the second tier of English football for the very first time. Keeping them there is proving to be a challenge, but one that everyone connected with the south coast club has tackled head on. Johnson has led the charge, and despite reports suggesting his achievements could see him lured away to pastures new, the man at…
  • Jason Hernandez and Trevor Colden Explore L.A. with RED Cameras

    Vanesa Averett
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Considered the holy grail of video cameras in some circles, RED Cameras are also amongst the most expensive. With prices starting around the area of $30,000, ownership of one costs a small mortgage; they’re not exactly toys to careen down the street with on a wooden plank. Throwing all of that out the window, RED teamed up with The Berrics to showcase its cameras’ capabilities in skateboarding, tapping 12 of the world’s most legendary videographers to take their filming to the next plateau. First considered was Jason Hernandez, who filmed newly-minted Skate Mental pro Trevor…
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  • More Surprise RnB Albums May Be On The Horizon

    rnb muse
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    The surprise release of Beyonce’s fifth album in December 2013 caused a real stir in the music world. It was such a raging success that she made history by becoming the first ever woman to hit Number 1 with her first five albums. Selling 465,000 copies in its first week on iTunes, it shattered all […]
  • Rita Ora Busy With 50 Shades And Her Forthcoming Album

    rnb muse
    24 Feb 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Rita Ora has been an incredibly busy woman lately. She’s been starring in 50 Shades of Grey’s sexy adopted sister. She is also contributing music to the film’s soundtrack. Don’t expect to hear the Ora that you’re used to, however, because she has said that the vision for the film soundtrack is totally different from what […]
  • R. Kelly Fans Excited By The 57 Unreleased Chapters of ‘Trapped In The Closet’

    rnb muse
    21 Jan 2014 | 3:55 pm
      Kelly fans have recently been excited to discover that he has a whopping 57 chapters of rap opera ‘Trapped in the Closet’. When it was released in 2005, no one could have anticipated how big it would become. With 33 chapters already out (the last having been released last year) the new 57 chapters […]
  • The Best RnB Albums of 2013

    rnb muse
    31 Dec 2013 | 4:30 am
    2013 has been a great year for R&B music. We have had Eminem releasing another great album, and a summer of listening to Blurred Lines and wondering what it really was about. Then there is also the secret album released by Beyoncé this year. It has been said that R&B is evolving, with sounds influenced […]
  • The Best RnB Clubs in London 2013

    rnb muse
    5 Nov 2013 | 7:49 am
    Got the groove for RnB? Browse our latest guide of the hottest RnB clubs in London. Whether you like to chill or rocking to the beats of RnB or even snack on your night out, there’s something here for everyone.  Get your groove on! Shaka Zulu User Ratings on ViewLondon: 3 stars Shaka Zulu is […]
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  • Theory Of A Deadman Return With Long Awaited 5th Album 'SaVages" on July 8th

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

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

    1 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    iSH releases his major label debut EP titled UP & UP and the music video for his new single Light Up feat Daniel Richter from Eleven Past One. Purchase from iTunes below and check out the video! Have new music you'd like to share with us? Go here
  • Canada's R&B / Pop Sensation JRDN Takes Home 2014 Juno Award

    31 Mar 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Photo Credit: CARAS / iPhoto Last night at the 2014 JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards, Halifax's JRDN took home new hardware for his smash hit single, "Can't Choose" ft. Kardinal Offishall, in the category of R&B / Soul Recording of the Year.  This first-ever JUNO Award win follows the February release of his self-titled EP (Kuya Productions / Fontana North)  and a 25 date cross-country tour with Canadian Pop / Rock group, Hedley.  "I am still in shock right now over winning this award," says JRDN. "A lot of hard work, heart and soul has gone into the past few…
  • Dean Brody Wins JUNO Award For Country Album of the Year

    31 Mar 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Canadian Country star Dean Brody earns his first JUNO Award forCountry Album of the Year at last night's JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony in Winnipeg. Nominated for the third time in his career, Brody's fourth album, Crop Circles(Open Road Recordings / Universal Music Canada) soared to the top of the charts upon release this past November. The award-winning album is available via ITUNES.CA.  "I'm so proud of the team around me, its been a long journey and I feel like this win is for all of us," says Dean Brody. "Years from now I'll look back on this as one of…
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  • Deer Tick and The Hold Steady celebrate tour together by covering each other’s songs (stream them)

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan The Hold Steady @ BV SXSW (more by Tim Griffin) Deer Tick and The Hold Steady begin a 10-show run tonight (4/17) in Boston and to celebrate they've covered one of each other's songs. The Hold Steady do Deer Tick's "Easy" (off 2009's Born On Flag Day); while Deer Tick have recorded THS's "Constructive Summer" (off 2008's Stay Positive). You can stream them both below. This tour does not hit NYC but The Hold Steady will play the NY-area at two shows this summer with Drive by Truckers: June 27 at Asbury Park, NJ's Stone Pony Summer…
  • Deer Tick and The Hold Steady celebrate tour together by covering each other’s songs (stream them)

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan The Hold Steady @ BV SXSW (more by Tim Griffin) Deer Tick and The Hold Steady begin a 10-show run tonight (4/17) in Boston and to celebrate they've covered one of each other's songs. The Hold Steady do Deer Tick's "Easy" (off 2009's Born On Flag Day); while Deer Tick have recorded THS's "Constructive Summer" (off 2008's Stay Positive). You can stream them both below. This tour does not hit NYC but The Hold Steady will play the NY-area at two shows this summer with Drive by Truckers: June 27 at Asbury Park, NJ's Stone Pony Summer…
  • "River Bank" Song Reviews
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Click here to read the full story: Song ReviewsPaisley still has a bit of a scarlet "A" (as in "Accidental Racist") on his Stetson – but that ideological septic spill aside he's always been one of Nashville's sharpest dudes This laid-back ode to inner tubes and bikinis from an album due later this year comes with a bendy...
  • Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Recording Console Launched All News
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Click here to read the full story: All NewsThe mixing console used to record albums like Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is reportedly in desperate need of repairs so its owners at Seattle's London Bridge Studio have launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to fix it up and keep it accessible to local musicians The...
  • "When the People Cheer" Song Reviews
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Click here to read the full story: Song ReviewsThe Roots' next LP is parodically titled And Then You Shoot Your Cousin but its first single's trap-life satire is somber as well as pointed Over an elegiac piano and muted Questlove boombap they go inside a world where "nobody wins but nobody cares" and come out with an aggrieved...
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  • Deer Tick and The Hold Steady celebrate tour together by covering each other’s songs (stream them)

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan The Hold Steady @ BV SXSW (more by Tim Griffin) Deer Tick and The Hold Steady begin a 10-show run tonight (4/17) in Boston and to celebrate they've covered one of each other's songs. The Hold Steady do Deer Tick's "Easy" (off 2009's Born On Flag Day); while Deer Tick have recorded THS's "Constructive Summer" (off 2008's Stay Positive). You can stream them both below. This tour does not hit NYC but The Hold Steady will play the NY-area at two shows this summer with Drive by Truckers: June 27 at Asbury Park, NJ's Stone Pony Summer…
  • Deer Tick and The Hold Steady celebrate tour together by covering each other’s songs (stream them)

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan The Hold Steady @ BV SXSW (more by Tim Griffin) Deer Tick and The Hold Steady begin a 10-show run tonight (4/17) in Boston and to celebrate they've covered one of each other's songs. The Hold Steady do Deer Tick's "Easy" (off 2009's Born On Flag Day); while Deer Tick have recorded THS's "Constructive Summer" (off 2008's Stay Positive). You can stream them both below. This tour does not hit NYC but The Hold Steady will play the NY-area at two shows this summer with Drive by Truckers: June 27 at Asbury Park, NJ's Stone Pony Summer…
  • "River Bank" Song Reviews
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Click here to read the full story: Song ReviewsPaisley still has a bit of a scarlet "A" (as in "Accidental Racist") on his Stetson – but that ideological septic spill aside he's always been one of Nashville's sharpest dudes This laid-back ode to inner tubes and bikinis from an album due later this year comes with a bendy...
  • Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Recording Console Launched All News
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Click here to read the full story: All NewsThe mixing console used to record albums like Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is reportedly in desperate need of repairs so its owners at Seattle's London Bridge Studio have launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to fix it up and keep it accessible to local musicians The...
  • "When the People Cheer" Song Reviews
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Click here to read the full story: Song ReviewsThe Roots' next LP is parodically titled And Then You Shoot Your Cousin but its first single's trap-life satire is somber as well as pointed Over an elegiac piano and muted Questlove boombap they go inside a world where "nobody wins but nobody cares" and come out with an aggrieved...
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    Maestro Musicians

  • Music and Ham Radio

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

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

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

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

    Daniel Broniatowski
    10 Mar 2014 | 6:29 am
      Related Posts: Jewish Music From Three Continents Exploring Joseph Achron Pachelbel Canon Why Music? Bloch Vidui – Unaccompanied The post Horovitz Dybbuk Melody appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
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    Record Shops

  • Song of the Day

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

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

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

    5 Apr 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Maniac - Michael Sembello (FlashdanceThis song is a guilty pleasure.  You shouldn't like it.  Your friends shouldn't know you like it.  You shouldn't be seen playing it.  But you like it anyhow.  Maniac - Michael Sembello (Flashdance)Don't worry, by You Tube's current count - so do 11 million others.  So go ahead, give it a listen.  You know you want to.
  • Song of the Day

    30 Mar 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Rocky Horror Picture Show - Science Fiction Double FeatureToday's song of the day is from the camp classic Rocky Horror Picture Show - Science Fiction Double Feature  This is the intro song to the movie - which plays while moving lips sing against a black backdrop.  A camp classic, this film first hit the screen in 1975, and tells the tale of the mad scientist Dr. Frank-n-furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite from Transylvania who is building a man, and Brad and Janet (a young Susan Surandon) who's car break down leads them to his house.  It also features a cameo by…
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    Hitbanger - Nigerian Music

  • VIDEO: Ayoola – Ayawa

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    Capital Hill Music and the Goretti company presents AYOOLA in this very infectious and indigenous new video, “AYAWA”, which was directed by Clarence Peters. AYOOLA emerged the 5th winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa and launched into the very competitive Nigerian music scene with 3 massive singles, “Amin” ft Vector, “For you” and “Ochanya” ft Phyno. Enjoy! The post VIDEO: Ayoola – Ayawa appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • 18+ VIDEO: Durella – Sex Tonight (Explicit)

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:09 am
    Durella gives us a new fresh video, for his latest single “Sex Tonight”, its n explicit video thou! – 18+. The post 18+ VIDEO: Durella – Sex Tonight (Explicit) appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • P.R.E – Pick Pin

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:10 am
    The ever dynamic and charismatic P.R.E marks his return to the charts with a brand new street thumper titled ‘Pick Pin’. Produced by the beat legendary Tee Y Mix, Pick Pin is a party starter that boasts an infectious beat that marks it as an instantly recognizable club and street favorite. No new name to the Nigerian music scene, P.R.E delivers the signature laid back, yet firm, contemporary flow that stood him out as one to watch even while he was a member of the unconventional, trailblazing hip-hop group, Twisted Minds. Pick Pin sticks to tried and tested methods; the undeniably…
  • The Seriki’s Diary – MUSIC*HUSTLE*LOVE | Debut Album Artwork & Tracklist

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:10 pm
    SERIKI IBIYEMI SULAIMAN finally gives us the tracklist and artwork for his upcoming debut album “The Seriki’s Diary – MUSIC*HUSTLE*LOVE” 1. Love Again ft BMyne 2. Too Much Money 3. Higher ft Pato Ranking 4. Baba O 5. Chillin (Freestyle) 6. 25 Questions (Skit) 7. Turkey and Malt 8. Inshi Gini ft oritse femi 9. Control ft 9ice 10. Small Jagaban 11. Alhaji Versace 12. Sweet Love ft MayD & Vector 13. Agbalumo 14. Love Song ft Princewill 15. Eleda Masun RMX ft Reminisce 16. In My Shoes ft Capital F.E.M.I 17. Gbagaun ft Terry G I thank God almighty for blessing me with this…
  • VIDEO: Sagga Lee Ft. Patoranking – Another One

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Here’s a scintillating video by Sagga Lee for the single – Another One featuring Patoranking, which filtered online about a week ago. Produced by Necsta and mastered/mixed by Sean Stan. Shot in the garden city of Port Harcourt by Ace Director ‘Paul Gambit’, Styled by Ken Episode1. Checkout the exciting visual presentation by Sagga Lee. Enjoy. The post VIDEO: Sagga Lee Ft. Patoranking – Another One appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
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    GOT A UKULELE - Uke blog for the beginner

  • But That's Not On The Songsheet! Get Out Of Your Ukulele Rut

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

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

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

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

    Barry Maz
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:59 am
    Straight up with another ukulele review so quickly after the last. Doing so as this one is putting the cat amongst the pigeons on social media and a few people are keen to see my thoughts. The Schoenhut Oak Mahogany Ukulele.The instrument is part of their 5400 series which also comes in several other designs, and retail for about £35 over here in the UK. It sure is a striking uke design, but striking to me because it is a direct (and I mean direct) copy of the Flea ukulele designed by the Magic Fluke Company in the USA. The Schoenhut is made in China. Is that cool? I don't think so, but this…
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    Celebrity Examiner

  • 2 men arrested after shooting at women

    Randy Miramontez
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Phillip BrownCourtesy Elk Grove PD Johnathan CarterCourtesy Elk Grove PD ELK GROVE, CA – Two men were arrested Wednesday after firing shots at two women parked in an Elk Grove neighborhood. According to Elk Grove police, 26-year-old Tawny Babb and 24-year-old Natasha Perkins, were sitting in their vehicle on Heather Gate Way and Rose Point Court at approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday, when a man approached their vehicle and started firing shots. Officers arrested 25-year-old Phillip Brown and 25-year-old Johnathan Conner for the shooting. Investigators said, Perkins was dropping off her friend…
  • Officer involved shooting in Ceres

    Randy Miramontez
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    CERES, CA – A Ceres elementary school was placed under lock down after an officer involved shooting involving a man with a golf club on Thursday morning. According to Ceres Police, a student reported seeing a man in a field at a local Park. When officers arrived and confronted the man he started screaming and swinging the golf club. One of the officers fired at the man, but did not hit him. It’s unclear why the officer fired his weapon. The suspect was arrested. No one was hurt during the incident. The post Officer involved shooting in Ceres appeared first on Celebrity Examiner.
  • Roseville Dispatchers honored

    Randy Miramontez
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    ROSEVILLE, CA – On April 12, family and friends gathered together for the 18th annual Organization of Public Safety Telecommunicators (OPST) Dispatcher Awards Banquet in Sacramento. Eighteen Sacramento area public dispatch centers are represented at the annual event, including the City of Roseville. This regional event kicked off National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 13-19, 2014), an annual recognition of the amazing and difficult jobs of police, fire and emergency medical dispatchers. Jamie Burmeister Police, fire and EMT dispatchers are the unsung heroes in the ranks of…
  • Trio arrested for shooting in Roseville

    Randy Miramontez
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
    ROSEVILLE, CA – Roseville police have arrested three people responsible for firing shots at another vehicle on Wednesday. According to Roseville Police, they received reports of shots being fired from one vehicle at another. The incident happened at approximately 7:45 p.m. yesterday in the area of Pleasant Grove Boulevard and Fairway Drive. Area of shootingBing Maps Responding officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle in Roseville Square and detained three occupants without incident. Officers discovered a stolen gun hidden inside their vehicle and arrested 19-year-old Dionicio…
  • 2 escape from state prison

    Randy Miramontez
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Johnny Maciel IONE, CA – Two inmates walked away from Mule Creek State Prison in Amador County on Wednesday morning. Both inmates were being held at the minimum security facility located at the prison. According to prison officials at Mule Creek State Prison, 21-year-old Patrick Raines and 37-year-old Johnny Maciel, escaped sometime around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officials discovered they were missing just before 11 a.m. Ione Police were not notified of the escape until approximately 12:40 p.m. Patrick Raines Two blue denim prison shirts were discovered near a creek bed near the minimum…
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    Bnovamusic | The Home of Bossa Nova

  • Samba Soul of Lilian Vieira

    24 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Lilian Vieira is a Brazilian-Dutch singer who carries the power of Samba-Soul with her. Born in Brazil , a former nursing student found her calling in singing. Growing up in a musical household where there would musical get-togethers on the weekends  Lilian found a particular liking to the genre Samba-Soul. Lilian Vieira Samba Soul is the music I listened to and enjoyed when I was 8, 9, 10 years old. I grew up with Jorge Ben, Banda Black Rio and loved it very much. In the late 80s she moved to the Netherlands with her husband and after leaving nursing school her musical career has…
  • Stars join for Dorival Caymmi Album

    20 Mar 2014 | 6:35 am
    Three of the most iconic and influential musicians in Brazilian music have come together to help in celebrating the a century since the birth of the late great Dorival Caymmi (1914 -2008). Dorival Caymmi Along with Dorival’s children,  Nana , Dori and Danilo,  the talents of  Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and others, will come together to produce an album of Dorival’s greatest works. Along with the album there are plans to host a concert series in 2015 with the artists from the album taking part. Dorival Caymmi is an central figure in Brazilian music history.He…
  • Anogla’s Aline Frazão

    28 Feb 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hailing from Angola, Aline Frazão, is one of the major voices for bossa Nova in Africa Aline Frazao When the words “Bossa Nova”  is mentioned, the continent that comes to mind first is South America. This is a natural and perfectly rational response as Brazil, the home of bossa nova, is in South America. If one were to stretch Europe and North America may also be mentioned. Rarely, does one link this 20th century innovation to Africa. In that regard, Aline Aline Frazão, from the african nation of Angola, is a special case. Though not strictly a bossa nova artist her unique…
  • Maria Rita: Stepping out of her Mothers shadow

    21 Feb 2014 | 5:30 am
    Having a famous parent can be a gift and curse for any upcoming artist. Fortunately Maria Rita is a gifted singer herself Elis Regina was a renowned Brazilian singer considered by many critics, musicians and commentators to have been the best Brazilian singer of all time. Her resume shows an extensive list of several successful compositions and her 1974 collaboration with Antonio Carlos Jobim “Ellis and Tom” is often cited as one of the greatest Bossa Nova albums of all time. Maria Rita   It included “Aguas De Marcos” which is sometimes considered the all time…
  • Chega De Saudade

    14 Feb 2014 | 5:18 am
    Boss nova fans are very much aware that  the founding of the genre, at times has been attributed, to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius De Moraes, who are of legendary stature in the world of music . Chega De Saudade is often considered as the first recorded bossa nova song which was initially composed by Jobim and written by Vinicius and became a hit after Joao Gilberto released it as a single on an album of the same name.  The phrase itself which means ‘enough longing’ expresses an intense homesickness. Bossa Nova has managed to solidify an influence in New York and over the…
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    DJ Intheorious' Mixes

  • Fiction Romford Saturday Nights - intheorious

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

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

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

    DJ Intheorious
    12 Jan 2014 | 10:36 am
    Some of the biggest tunes right now in the dance scene. mashups and bootlegs and originals.. Enjoy and asusual. Hit me on Twitter - DJintheorious iTunes - Intheorious Instagram - Intheorious thanks Tracklist Sub Focus - Turn Back Time Deorro - Yee Showtek ft. We Are Loud! & Sonny Wilson - Booyah - Lucky Date Remix 2 Live Crew - We Want Some P#ssy - Z&Z Remix (Dirty) Borgore ft. Waka Flocka Flame & Paige - Wild Out (Dirty) Zedd ft Foxes - Clarity - Tiesto Remix Showtek & Justin Prime - Cannonball New World Sound & Thomas Newson - Flute Deorro - Dechorro - DJ Primetyme Hype Edit MAKJ & M35 vs.
  • @DJWalsh_ & @DJintheorious - Sweet Serenade - Vol 1

    DJ Intheorious
    7 Nov 2013 | 8:51 am
    This Mix Is Brought To You By Myself & DJ Intheorious, In This Mix You'll Be Expecting Fresh And Relaxed R'n'B & In The Later Half Of The Mix You'll Be Listening To Pure Energy Of Hot Hip-Hop.. This Mix Relates To Our Different Styles Of DJ'ing & Part Of Our Personality's! Tracklist 1. Swizz Beatz Ft. Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, Rick Ross & 2 Chainz - Hands Up 2. Nelly ft. Nicki Minaj & Pharrell - Get Like Me 3. Eric Bellinger ft. Problem - I Don't Want Her 4. Tyga - Throw It Up 5. T-Pain ft. B.O.B. - Up & Down (Do This All Day) 6. Kid Ink Ft. Chris Brown - Show Me 7. Sage The Gemini - Gas…
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  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    The ceremony of the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, may have been marked by the historical performance of Nirvana with Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, Lord and St. Vincent. Nirvana were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and were joined [&hellip(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
  • Metallica Tour Dates 2014 – Upcoming Concert List

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    Metallica returned to the stage for their first concert of 2014 in Bogota, Colombia, and offered fans a preview of their first new song, ‘The Lords of Summer’.   Metallica debuted a brand-new song, ‘The Lords of Summer,’ ( their first since 2008′s ‘Death Magnetic’ ) during the first concert of their ‘Metallica by Request’ [&hellip(Visited 40 times, 3 visits today)
  • Jack White 2014 New Album ‘Lazaretto’

    6 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Jack White is all set to release his second solo album, ‘Lazaretto,’ on June 10. He announced the news with a new instrumental song, called ‘High Ball Stepper.’ ‘Lazaretto’ is the follow-up to 2012′s ‘Blunderbuss,’ White’s solo debut filled with of rock, R&B, country and blues. The new album will be out June 10 via [&hellip(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)
  • The Best Led Zeppelin Wallpapers

    2 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
    Led Zeppelin were formed in London in 1968 and are usually credited with inventing heavy metal (this statement is understandable though not entirely true). Their scope was far wider than just being known as the inventor of whatsoever. The band wrote so many magnificent songs, they innovate in the sound in a large scale: never the [&hellip(Visited 377 times, 30 visits today)
  • European Music Festivals 2014

    30 Mar 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Best European Music Festivals for 2014 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, UK When: 25–29 June Price: £160 Headliners: Arcade Fire • Jack Whihte • Robert Plant • Pixies • Blondie • The Black Keys   Roskilde Festival Where: Roskilde, Denmark When: 29 June to 6 July Price: 255 € [&hellip(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)
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    Home of Hip Hop Videos & Rap Music, News, Video, Mixtapes & more

  • Nike Trainer SC High “Broken Bats” (Photos)

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    If these aren’t fresh, I don’t know what is. Paying homage one of the greatest athletes to ever play in the NFL and MLB, Nike has put a unique spin on Bo Jackson’s former signature shoe. Taking a page from his former Nintendo video game and being famously known for breaking his bats, the Nike Air Trainer SC High “Broken Bats” will hit on April 25th. These Kansas City Royal color based sneakers not only feature a icy sole, and baseball bat paneling, there is also a Nintendo shaped Bo Jackson on the tongue. The Nike Trainer SC High “Broken…
  • Zach Farlow – How It Goes (Video)

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:25 am
    Urban Angels Music Group recording artist Zach Farlow drops this dope visual for his new single “How It Goes”. Check out Zach Farlow’s video for “How It Goes” below. “How It Goes” was produced by Ricky Racks.
  • Travis Porter – Hundalay

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    The Academy’s own DJ Iceberg’s drops off this exclusive track from Street Execs own Travis Porter entitled “Hundalay”. This track will be featured on DJ Iceberg’s new project “Monopoly Music 19″. Listen to Travis Porter’s new single “Hundalay” below.
  • Pusha T Talks Working With The Neptunes For His ‘King Push’ Album (Video)

    Brandon Wyche
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    Pusha talked to Complex about his 20 day stint with The Neptunes in the studio. This was the first time he worked with both producers since the Clipse Lord Willin project. He also let us know there will be different producers on the album besides Kanye West, The Neptunes, yet there will be no features.
  • Hit-Boy & HS87: We the Plug (Ep.3) (Video)

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:35 pm
    In this week’s episode of “HS87: We The Plug,” Hit-Boy introduces rapper, songwriter, and queen of the HS87 crew BMac. You’ll also meet producer and vocalist K. Roosevelt – the artist behind R&B hit “Do Me Now.” #HS87 #WeThePlug #HitBoy #BMacTheQueen #KRoosevelt
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    The Record Stache

  • Novo Amor – From Gold (Nokuit Remix)

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

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

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    We are pleased to present you the premiere of the latest video by indie dreampop mavens Ummagma. Ummagma is a Canadian-Ukrainian duo known for pushing the boundaries of what is habitually known as dreampop by also blending in elements of other genres, including shoegaze, post-punk, alternative rock, synthpop, ethereal wave, prog rock, post-rock, ethno-folk rock and jazz. In “The Road to Lees”, we see them take this even further, immersing themselves in deliciously cut n’ drop indietronica with all kinds of flirtations meshed in here – field recordings, trip hop, funk and especially…
  • Q-Tip – Work It Out (Stint Remix)

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:32 pm
    As much as I love Q-Tip’s music, I’ve always disliked his single Work It Out. The chorus just hits my ears the wrong way and I can’t help but flinch. Thankfully, the Vancouver/LA based producer, Stint, did me a favor and put together this awesomely chill remix set to Q-Tip’s lyrics. Finally, I can actually appreciate Kamaal the Abstract’s signature flow on this song without have to worry about the piercing repetition of “Work it out. Hey! Hey! We get it in now.” Stint has made his ambient heavy remix of Work It Out available as a free download for two…
  • Midnight Pool Party – Linger EP

    13 Apr 2014 | 4:38 pm
    So I was going through some old submissions that I’ve missed for whatever reasons, and this band really caught my attention. On April 2nd, Midnight Pool Party officially released their Linger EP consisting of the title track, two remixes, and the B-Side titled Disco Delight. Linger is a pretty great disco inspired indie pop song, but for me Disco Delight is the standout track. Disco Delight has the same great qualities as Linger, because Midnight Pool Party has a knack for putting together a song that will easily appeal to both indie pop and nudisco fans. However, the EP’s B-Side…
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  • #MusicEverywhere – TV On The Radio

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    Recently we’ve started to see music everywhere. It appears that life provides a natural and continuous soundtrack. This feature is intended to use images captured during everyday life, to intrigue and inspire music discovery. Expect a random playlist of well-known, unknown and forgotten gems. If you want to get involved Tweet your suggestions to us @RightChordMusic using the hashtag #MusicEverywhere #MusicEverywhere – TV On The Radio
  • #MusicEverywhere The Knife

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    Recently we’ve started to see music everywhere. It appears that life provides a natural and continuous soundtrack. This feature is intended to use images captured during everyday life, to intrigue and inspire music discovery. Expect a random playlist of well known, unknown and forgotten gems. If you want to get involved Tweet your suggestions to us @RightChordMusic using the hashtag #MusicEverywhere #MusicEverywhere – The Knife
  • #BlogRemix Pt. 16 Rain Freedom

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Here at Right Chord Music our aim is to champion incredible new music from all genres. So with that in mind we have partnered with our friends at  for a feature we  call the #BlogRemix. We take the best of their content and showcase it in a RCM style and FWD360 take the best of our content and showcase in a FWD360 style. The result, more incredible music, reaching more people, and introductions to artists and genres that may have previously passed you by. This week we return to February 2012 and episode two of the Wreck Sessions to shine our light on rapper, poet and…
  • Episode 77. The Lost On Radio Podcast

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Welcome to the 77th episode of the Lost On Radio Podcast, presented and curated by Mark Knight. Lost On Radio is a weekly showcase of incredible undiscovered music overlooked by radio, or pushed to the late night fringes. Listen back to all previous episodes by clicking the menu button, on the player below. Subscribe and listen via iTunes to access visual chapters, allowing you to skip between tracks, and see artist artwork. This week’s featured artists: 1. RCM ‘Artist Of The Week’ Josh Savage – Your Lips 2. Prash Gor – Hey Darlin’ 3. RCM ‘First…
  • First Signs Of Love No. 100 Dios Mio – Proto

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Dios Mio formed less than a year ago, yet they have already caught the attention of many in the new-music scene. Hailing from London, this female-led four-piece bring a pop twist to alternative indie. From the charm and lightness of lead singer Helena’s vocals, to the natural roughness of the guitars, their music is captivating, rich and dream-like. The band have, in less than 12 months, gained support from the likes of NME and have created two rather admirable debut singles. These singles introduce their dark fusion to the music industry. The first of which, ‘Proto,’ is a mature and…
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  • Sustainable crops

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Revolution: A Beatles Bio

    10 Dec 2013 | 3:18 pm
    Revolution: A Beatles Bio The Beatles started off as a group called The Quarrymen, founded by John Lennon and his schoolmates in Liverpool, England, 1956. Paul McCartney joined the band shortly afterwards as a rhythm guitarist. George Harrison was a friend of Paul’s and badly wanted to join the band. Though John initially thought the 14 year old Harrison was too young, he eventually agreed to let him join as lead guitar player. In early 1960, John Lennon’s friend and local art student Stu Sutcliffe joined on bass guitar and came up with the band’s name, originally The Silver Beetles…
  • Happy Holidays from The Ed Sullivan Show!

    5 Dec 2013 | 10:12 am
    Celebrate the holidays and make the gift-giving season unique & fun with The Ed Sullivan Show! We are offering great DVD discounts, including a “Beatles 50th Anniversary Special” in honor of The Fab Four’s legendary debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Make your holiday shopping fast and easy this year by finding wonderful gifts for the whole family at Check out our numerous DVD compilations, which include the most iconic artists from The Ed Sullivan Show such as Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, The Jackson 5, Topo Gigio and many more! Place your orders…
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    Weekly Music Commentary

  • A Long Way From Home

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

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

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

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

    Edward Reid
    16 Mar 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Candice GloverAll musicians reside within a large community. Whether you know it or not, if you are a musician you share something special with other musicians. Throughout my days recording and arranging music, I continuously worked and associated with other musicians. We shared similar experiences and mutually enjoyed the interaction.  The community is much smaller in places like here in Miami where everyone knows about fellow musicians and their work. As I started to work in the newspaper industry, I still seemed to gravitate toward those fellow musicians, and definitely music…
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    Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Music Production Blog

  • An Interview With Bassy Bob Brockman

    Bobby Owsinski
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    “Bassy” Bob Brockman has a wide range of awards and credits, including more than 30 Grammy nominations with two wins, and an Oscar nomination. His many credits include Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight, Faith Hill, Korn, Christina Aguilera, P Diddy, Santana, and Sting among many others. In this excerpt from The Mixing Engineer's Handbook 3rd edition, Bob discusses what he uses for plugins and his use of the mix buss compressor."Can you hear the final product in your head when you begin to mix?Yeah, probably. I think that I probably make some subconscious and non-verbal…
  • 3 Advanced Techniques For Miking An Acoustic Guitar

    Bobby Owsinski
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Figure 1: Miking the guitar neck and bodyMany times it's surprising the difference an extra mic can make when miking an instrument. A second mic can add depth and ambiance even without resorting to a stereo configuration, which can be perfect for the right track. Here are 3 techniques for using two mics when recording an acoustic guitar, culled from The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook that I wrote with my good buddy Rich Tozzoli."The use of a second microphone on an acoustic guitar opens up numerous tonal options. Remember, the sound does not come from the soundhole alone; it’s a combination…
  • Can This Be The Speaker Breakthrough We've Been Waiting For?

    Bobby Owsinski
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Loudspeaker technology hasn't changed all that much since Alexander Graham Bell invented the first speaker in 1876. Sure it's evolved to become much more efficient with a flatter and wider frequency response, but we're still talking about the same coil of wire mounted to a diaphragm that moves through a magnetic field that was used 138 years ago. Electrostatic loudspeakers were introduced in 1959 and while they remain the darling of audiophile set, can't take the beating of professional use and have an inherent low frequency response problem.But that all could change thanks to a new…
  • New Music Gear Monday: Sonnet xMac Pro Server Expansion Chassis

    Bobby Owsinski
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Ever since the latest Apple Mac Pro was announced, it's been looked upon with a combination of lust and apprehension. The lust comes from the fact that the unit is a beast of a performer that should make any DAW fly like it's on steroids, but the apprehension comes from it's shape and the fact that the only connectivity is via USB or Thunderbolt. Those of us with legacy PCI cards are just out of luck. Or are we?Sonnet has introduced a new chassis called the xMac Pro Server that allows you to easily rack-mount the new "trash can" Mac Pro, provides 3 PCI slots for those legacy cards that you…
  • Michael Jackson's "Beat It" Demo

    Bobby Owsinski
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Establishing a groove on a song is usually the job of the rhythm section, but not always. Sometimes a rhythm guitar part or a percussion track makes the groove and everything is built around it. Quincy Jones once told me that Michael Jackson's sense of time was so good that he could establish the groove with his vocal.Here's a great example of that from the demo of Michael's huge hit "Beat It," where there are only vocals and no instruments. Since Michael didn't really play an instrument, many of his demos were done just by vocals alone. Here's a perfect case.Take notice of the great sounding…
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  • VLMA- Slime

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

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

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

    10 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    I've been listening to a lot of Margy Pepper this week.The Olympia-based trio are three releases in since their inception in 2011, but their latest album Deep Water Dark Water is the most focused. It's a dark pop album full of moody atmospheres created by grinding guitar fuzz, stripped-down drumming, and hardhearted vocals that sound apathetic and buoyant at the same time.Deep Water Dark Water by Margy Pepper Deep Water Dark Water by Margy PepperThey remind me of a drearier Butter the Children on this album: punchy female-led post-punk played under a black cloud, reflecting their habitat…
  • Dirty River- Dark Summer + Ticket

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Some call it lo-fi slacker rock, some call it stoner blues, I recently came up with "indi(fferent) rock." All of these ridiculous sub-genres work when trying to describe NY trio Dirty River's dusty sound that consists of Forrest Hackenbrock's drugged, deadpan delivery and his band's stark rhythms. Dirty River- Dirty River by Dirty RiverDirty River- Dirty River by Dirty RiverThe next two streams/free downloads they have for you are "Dark Summer," with it's dirty, coiling groove that snakes around doped vocals high off regrets in a relationship gone sour and, "Ticket," an attempt at…
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    The Paper Masque

  • “Five Easy Pieces” (1970) Review

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

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

    Stephen Wilger
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    There are a number of films to have garnered such a strong legacy that the thought of a sequel and the evolution into a cinematic franchise is kind of nauseating. I’m sure this feeling manifested itself when a sequel to “Chinatown” was made, when rumors of a “Casablanca” sequel arose, and, of course, when a second installment in the “Psycho” film storyline was released. Perhaps at this point in time, with all the subsequent “Psycho”-related material available and the A&E series currently airing, the preciousness of the original motion…
  • “Never Take Sweets from a Stranger” (1960) Review

    Stephen Wilger
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    “Never Take Sweets from a Stranger.” – Think about that title for a just a few seconds, and you’ll have a pretty good idea as to what this film is about. And coming from the infamous house of horrors, Hammer Studios, this is a surprisingly progressive piece of film-making. What’s more, considering the sorts of material that the studio is known for, “NTSFAS” handles the delicate subject of pedophilia with a surprising sense of maturity. That being said, while this is a considerable strength working in favor of the picture, it is occasionally a…
  • (Most of) A Month in Movie Reviews: March 2014

    Stephen Wilger
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hey folks! In case you haven’t noticed, the Letterboxd movie reviews I’ve been writing have started to show up here one-by-one as they are released. So instead of compiling all of the past month’s reviews into one blog post, they will just show up regularly on our main feed. So this will be the last of these marathon collections, but keep coming back for more regular movie review posts. Until then, enjoy these March movie reviews.   1. Carrie (19760) Image courtesy of Wikipedia “Carrie” is one of those movies whose plot I had a fairly thorough knowledge of…
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    Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • Episode 56 - Chris Difford

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

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

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

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

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

    Musician Makers
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post Audiotuned: The lofty mind of the music elitist appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • Marketing Music: How Brands Affect Bands

    Musician Makers
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post Marketing Music: How Brands Affect Bands appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • The Past, Present and Future of Portable Music

    Musician Makers
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:47 pm
    by Column Five Media. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post The Past, Present and Future of Portable Music appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • The Evolution of Fashion In Music

    Musician Makers
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post The Evolution of Fashion In Music appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • Tips for Confronting a Bandmate Who May Have a Substance Abuse Problem

    Musician Makers
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:29 pm
    The high-pressure nature of the music industry can, unfortunately, cause some performers to use addictive substances as coping mechanisms. If you suspect that your bandmate may have a drug or alcohol problem, confronting him or her about it could feel like one of the hardest things you’ve ever done. However, getting up the courage to have the conversation may be the first step in a process that leads to sobriety. Keep reading to get some useful tips for approaching the subject of potential substance abuse. Pick an Appropriate Time You may feel like there’s no “good” time to have this…
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  • Parquet Courts Unveil ‘Sunbathing Animal’ Video

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Our favourite New York slackers Parquet Courts are back and have shared the video to their upcoming single ‘Sunbathing Animal’. ‘Sunbathing Animal’ is released on June 2 on Rough Trade Records. Check out the cat littered video below:
  • Maximo Park Announce Record Store Day Release

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    Maximo Park are a late addition to this year’s Record Store Day with the announcement they will release ‘Random Regrets’ this Saturday (19th April) on a limited edition 12” exclusively for Record Store Day. The band also recently announced details of their new single, taken from ‘Too Much Information’, called ‘Midnight on the Hill’ out on 12th May. Record Store Day takes place this Saturday April 19, with over 700 independent stores in the UK and USA participating.
  • NEW: Happyness – ‘Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste The Same’

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you like the old American Pie sound-tracks? The ones played while Stiffler was being pissed on… If you did – then the new track from south-Londoners Happyness will be right down your alley. The instantly likeable ‘Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste The Same’ has an eerily reminiscent sound of American bands of that era and we love it! The minimalistic grunge(y) vibe the track has is charming and so are the chilled melodies, slack vocals and lyrics which bustle with youthful exuberance. ‘Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste The Same’ is taken off the upcoming LP…
  • Peace Unveil New Single ‘Money’

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Peace are continuing to tease material from their upcoming second LP. The latest news comes in the form of the announcement and video release of their new single ‘Money’ which is slated for release on 9th June through Columbia Records. Check out the video for ‘Money’ below and listen out for the Bitcoin references.
  • NEW: It Looks Sad. – ‘Radical’

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    First of all big thanks to Pitchfork for pointing us in the direction of It Looks Sad. They are a new(ish) band out of Charlotte, North Carolina who are preparing for the release of their debut 7” later in the summer. The first (and only) track we’ve listened by from them so far is ‘Radical’ and it’s a dark affair with lyrics like “I ask why… Do we die?” Though lyrics may be dark, the track is actually a melodious-gem with attractive easy-on-the-ear chord changes which gradually dissipate has the track builds in intensity towards its mouth-frothing finale. We can’t wait to…
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    TETO World Music Magazine

  • Dengue Fever | Cambodia & USA

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

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

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

    Této Parvanov
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:38 am
    Patrick Watson is a Canadian singer-songwriter and founder of the eponymous four piece Patrick Watson, whose members also include guitarist Simon Angell, bassist Mishka Stein, and percussionist Robbie Kuster. Patrick Watson have been playing together for over thirteen years, and in this time have released four studio albums: Just Another Ordinary Day, Close to Paradise, Wooden Arms, and – their most recent effort – 2012’s Adventures in Your Own Backyard. The members studied music at the same educational institution, where they met through ensemble classes. Watson recalls in an…
  • Imam Baildi | Greece

    Této Parvanov
    22 Feb 2014 | 5:38 am
    Imam Baildi – what’s cooking? If the name of the band and its reference to South-Eastern Mediterranean flavours teases your appetite for something exotic you can expect Imam Baildi’s music to make justice to their name. This innovative band from Greece merges old Greek music with electronica in ways that point both to a Moby-esque musical approach (think of Moby’s use of old samples in PLAY) as well as to a Greek equivalent of the Goran Bregovic project. Although it has been stated by the founders of the band that the name came about as a joke, the music of Imam Baildi has a flavour…
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  • Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri (easy key)

    Jared Johnson
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Now that Christina Perri has another song back in the Top 40, it made sense to finally post the sheet for her first hit. Also available in original key (E flat). Piano Quick Riff – Jar of Hearts (easy key) Originally performed by Christina Perri Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri (easy key) appeared first on .
  • Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri

    Jared Johnson
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Now that Christina Perri has another song back in the Top 40, it made sense to finally post the sheet for her first hit. Also available in easy key (C). Piano Quick Riff – Jar of Hearts Originally performed by Christina Perri Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri appeared first on .
  • Take Me Home (ft. Bebe Rexha) – Cash Cash

    Jared Johnson
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Piano Quick Riff – Take Me Home (ft. Bebe Rexha) Originally performed by Cash Cash Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened piano arrangements for educational purposes. The post Take Me Home (ft. Bebe Rexha) – Cash Cash appeared first on .
  • Why we don’t post the improv sections

    Jared Johnson
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Hi braggers, Just wanted to post a quick note since we receive so many requests to post the improv sections from our videos. The short answer is that “improv” is meant to be improvised, not written down. It is based on jazz theory where most songs don’t even have anything besides intro and outtro chord patterns written down; the rest is conceived on the spot in the midst of musical creative awesomeness (can you tell we are major jazz fans?). Our intent in posting improv sections on our videos is to inspire you to try it yourself. See if you can figure out your own variations…
  • Happy (from Despicable Me 2) – Pharrell Williams

    Jared Johnson
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:52 am
    Piano Quick Riff – Happy (from “Despicable Me 2″) Originally performed by Pharrell Williams *Update March 31: I corrected the chorus and simplified some of the other chords. Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened piano arrangements for educational purposes. The post Happy (from Despicable Me 2) – Pharrell Williams appeared first on .
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    Weekly Podcast

  • Aziza & The Cure Cover Bruno Mars, Stream New Song, "Basta"

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Some bands never quite fit into the genres we carve out for them. With influences in indie, brazilian classical, and even folk, New York City duo (and real life couple) Aziza & The Cure have a truly captivating sound, with an eclectic mix of influences from The Dirty Projectors to brazilian superstar Caetano Veloso. The band recently unveiled their debut album Through All Our Fears earlier this year after successfully raising over $5,000 via Kickstarter. Through their release, listeners came to witness the youthful passion that has defined violinist Joelle Britt and guitarist Bradley…
  • You've Got Magic (Mike Timberlake's Relentless Mix) A Little re-edit that grew into something bigger

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    <iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=";auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe> After buying my first drum-machine in about 1990, and making electronic music of many types from around then to 2003, life finally got on top of me and I stopped. Somehow I 'accidentally' moved to Poland and fell in love with a Polish girl, so here I still am. Recently the bug bit again and I started dabbling with Ableton and edits of old disco…
  • 800xL - Empyreal

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    This is my latest tune, taking things in a bit of a different direction from my previous downtempo songs with a more offbeat hip-hop beat arrangement and going more 4/4, but still a little wonky. I was really pleased with how my song 'Hyaline' turned out which is what prompted this new foray into  electronica. In future I'll look to continue both styles and diversify further. A free download of this and all my music is available on my Soundcloud. RelatedC H I E F – Black Sparrow "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." This has been my mantra for my late...Dorey…
  • David Contin Music

    david contin
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    I recently recorded a collection of songs which are short excursions in various musical styles. Sometimes starting with drums but also guitar or keyboards, I build the song up layer by layer, composing as I go. In this way, each song I record - though very different from each other - is a reflection of my songwriting method. Starting from scratch and adding found elements to the mixture. Some of my main influences are Doo Wop, The Velvet Underground, Frank Zappa and Beck. My music has been described as sounding like Sunset Rubdown and Tame Impala with a pinch of Weezer. Please listen to my…
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  • Parquet Courts Unveil ‘Sunbathing Animal’ Video

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Our favourite New York slackers Parquet Courts are back and have shared the video to their upcoming single ‘Sunbathing Animal’. ‘Sunbathing Animal’ is released on June 2 on Rough Trade Records. Check out the cat littered video below:
  • Maximo Park Announce Record Store Day Release

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    Maximo Park are a late addition to this year’s Record Store Day with the announcement they will release ‘Random Regrets’ this Saturday (19th April) on a limited edition 12” exclusively for Record Store Day. The band also recently announced details of their new single, taken from ‘Too Much Information’, called ‘Midnight on the Hill’ out on 12th May. Record Store Day takes place this Saturday April 19, with over 700 independent stores in the UK and USA participating.
  • NEW: Happyness – ‘Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste The Same’

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you like the old American Pie sound-tracks? The ones played while Stiffler was being pissed on… If you did – then the new track from south-Londoners Happyness will be right down your alley. The instantly likeable ‘Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste The Same’ has an eerily reminiscent sound of American bands of that era and we love it! The minimalistic grunge(y) vibe the track has is charming and so are the chilled melodies, slack vocals and lyrics which bustle with youthful exuberance. ‘Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste The Same’ is taken off the upcoming LP…
  • Peace Unveil New Single ‘Money’

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Peace are continuing to tease material from their upcoming second LP. The latest news comes in the form of the announcement and video release of their new single ‘Money’ which is slated for release on 9th June through Columbia Records. Check out the video for ‘Money’ below and listen out for the Bitcoin references.
  • NEW: It Looks Sad. – ‘Radical’

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    First of all big thanks to Pitchfork for pointing us in the direction of It Looks Sad. They are a new(ish) band out of Charlotte, North Carolina who are preparing for the release of their debut 7” later in the summer. The first (and only) track we’ve listened by from them so far is ‘Radical’ and it’s a dark affair with lyrics like “I ask why… Do we die?” Though lyrics may be dark, the track is actually a melodious-gem with attractive easy-on-the-ear chord changes which gradually dissipate has the track builds in intensity towards its mouth-frothing finale. We can’t wait to…
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    Rock.It Boy Entertainment

  • Top 5 Outdoor Venues in the World

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:25 pm
    By Siren D Spring is here and as such we are venturing outside more and more. And what better than being outside than being outside at a live venue?? Nothing at all, I say! I’ve compiled some of the top outdoor venues in the world (in no particular order) for you to check out! Feel free to share your concert experiences at outdoor venues in our comment section.    1. THE GORGE – George, Washington One of America’s premier outdoor concert venues, The Gorge Amphitheatre is a 20,000 plus seat concert venue that has played host to some of the worlds biggest performers.  The…

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  • The ‘Russian Facebook’ now at war with Major Record Labels

    Josh Adams
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    One social network is now the subject of much of the music industry’s collective anger, and it’s probably not one you’re using like Facebook or Twitter. VK (previsouly known as VKontakte) is Russia’s ‘version of Facebook’ and has been turning a blind eye to some systematic music piracy happening on it’s servers. Three separate lawsuits […]The post The ‘Russian Facebook’ now at war with Major Record Labels appeared first on
  • Why Did My Chemical Romance Break Up?

    Louise MacGregor
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    When My Chemical Romance split up, you could practically hear the rending of garments and the tearing out of hair from distraught fans across the world. And while you might think that those disappointed by the loss of MCR are made up of fourteen-year-old girls wearing too much eyeliner and listening to “Teenagers” on repeat, […]The post Why Did My Chemical Romance Break Up? appeared first on
  • Britpop: Twenty Years Later

    Josh Adams
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Just over twenty years ago was the release of Oasis’s first UK single “Supersonic”, a point in history that marks the beginning of when Britpop stops being the preserve of the British indie scene and becomes the reigning moment of pop culture for an entire decade. The 1990s was a particularly strange time for British […]The post Britpop: Twenty Years Later appeared first on
  • Is Lady Gaga The Ambassador Of The Gay Community Or Exploiter?

    Jon O'Brien
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    A virtual unknown six years ago, Lady Gaga has since managed to usurp Madonna as the gay community’s pop diva of choice thanks to a string of empowering anthems, a series of outlandish visual statements and a devotion to supporting LGBT rights which has bordered on the messianic. But ever since she burst onto the […]The post Is Lady Gaga The Ambassador Of The Gay Community Or Exploiter? appeared first on
  • In Conversation With Little Matador’s Nathan Connolley

    Josh Adams
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    Little Matador are the latest rock clique out of Ireland to give a brash nod to classic raucous rock formulas. With a July support slot for Biffy Clyro in the bag (even before their debut album is out later this month) and an already impressive CV behind its’ members, we grafted in their frontman and […]The post In Conversation With Little Matador’s Nathan Connolley appeared first on
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    Groove On Fire

  • Madlib “Makes A Beat”

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Used to be you would Google “Madlib” and come up with a couple of ancient interviews, but now the man seems to finally be opening up a bit (here and here) and now he has a new video out where he “makes a beat” using 10 Sony MVR’s. It is not clear in the video […]
  • Get On Down To Release “Liquid Swords” Instrumentals As A Limited Edition 2 LP Set

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    The excellent folks over at Get On Down are offering up a tasty treat in the form of a very limited edition Liquid Swords Instrumentals double-LP set.  The release will be offered with one black LP and one white LP, and of course includes dialogue from the classic samurai flick “Shogun Assassin,” which along with […]
  • Nas Talks Illmatic XX With Bill Maher

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    File this one under “never thought it would happen,” but the mighty Nas showed up on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss the 20th Anniversary of Illmatic, which will see a deluxe re-issue this week in the form of Illmatic XX. The interview ends up being a great one, with Nas shedding any boastful […]
  • Saul Williams To Lead Cast In New Tupac Broadway Musical

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    Photo By Katie Hovland This summer will see the debut of a new Broadway musical inspired by the recorded works of the late great Tupac Shakur, and it was just announced that the cast will be led by the extraordinary talents of the poet and musician Saul Williams. Holler If Ya Hear Me is set […]
  • Nas & Q-Tip Together On The Tonight Show

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Nas’s classic debut album Illmatic is celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary this year and is being reissued in a new deluxe edition Illmatic XX next week. Nas has been promoting the occasion pretty much non-stop over the last couple weeks, and the latest stop finds him on The Tonight […]
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    Style of Sound

  • Estroe and Nadia Struiwigh’s Rainy May Day Mix

    John Noi
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Just in case you need it, we thought we would present this mix by Estroe and Nadia Struiwigh for a rainy day coming this May. Tracklist: Insect O – Bondi Dub – Etui Juho Kahilanen – Soitimella (Dave Miller remix) D-Ribeiro – Silent Thoughts of a black man Mega Mode – CC Dave DK – […] The post Estroe and Nadia Struiwigh’s Rainy May Day Mix appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Experience the House of Peroni 2014 London

    John Noi
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
    he House of Peroni is re-opening at a new venue in Holborn this May. Open for almost every day in May, it features 4 floors of stunning artworks by talent such as Carnovsky, and features three indoor bars, a fully functioning restaurant, and an outdoor terrace with a bar. While admission to The House of […] The post Experience the House of Peroni 2014 London appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Denovali Swingfest Festival Countdown

    John Noi
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:42 pm
    e’re counting down to the Denovali Swingfest Festival taking place at the Village Underground and Cafe Oto in East London this Friday and Saturday. As mentioned in our earlier coverage, the 2-day event features an amazing line-up featuring artists including The Haxan Cloak, Anna von Hausswolff, Porter Ricks, Ulrich Schnauss, Hidden Orchestra, Petrels, Piano Interrupted and […] The post Denovali Swingfest Festival Countdown appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • BL67 Prices on Canvas

    John Noi
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    rt doesn’t have to be complicated. In a series called Prices by French artist BL67, price tags are stuck on to canvas to create aesthetically pleasing artworks using this everyday common item. The title of each piece, for example 15,400 Euros, is not only the sum of all the price tag labels stuck on the canvas, but […] The post BL67 Prices on Canvas appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Token Lounge Chair

    John Noi
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    hen we first set eyes upon the Token Lounge Chair, we immediately wanted one. The Token Lounge chair evokes the late 1950′s/early 60′s Gotham high style, and is bold without feeling overwrought. Sophisticated yet whimsical, both contemporary and historically reverent, The Token Lounge Chair is a study in contrasts. The cantilevered structure provides visual interest […] The post Token Lounge Chair appeared first on Style of Sound.
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    Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither

  • Songs and Stories #134: Re-rockin’ and Re-stompin’ on KVMR

    28 Mar 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Click here to listen to Wesley Robertson and Michael Gaither on KVMR (time = 33:22) Whenever I play up in the lower Sierras, I have a standing offer to show up at Wesley Robertson’s “Rockin’ and Stompin” on KVMR radio.…Read more →The post Songs and Stories #134: Re-rockin’ and Re-stompin’ on KVMR appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Belgium Review: “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night”

    21 Mar 2014 | 3:02 pm
    My latest CD, “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night”, recently passed the year and a half mark. I’m starting to get asked, “When’s your next one?” It’s flattering and exciting, though at the same time, I know how much work that next…Read more →The post Belgium Review: “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #133: Aireene Espiritu and The Hobos

    20 Feb 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Click here to listen to the interview with Aireene Espiritu and The Hobos (time = 38:32) Seven years ago this month, I narrated a drive over Highway 17, talked about how that inspired the first song I ever wrote ,…Read more →The post Songs and Stories #133: Aireene Espiritu and The Hobos appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • A Pirate Walks Into a Bar…

    11 Feb 2014 | 3:08 pm
    A few weeks back, I did my first shows of 2014, and I couldn’t have been blessed to start the year off on a better note (pun intentional): Two house concerts in the lower Sierras, along with a live interview…Read more →The post A Pirate Walks Into a Bar… appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #132: Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar Exhibit and Festival

    11 Jan 2014 | 11:25 am
    An interview with songwriter Jayme Kelly Curtis and Santa Cruz Guitar Company founder Richard Hoover, discussing the Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar ShowThe post Songs and Stories #132: Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar Exhibit and Festival appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
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    Snapshots and Needle Drops

  • Remix Artists Collective

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Groovin the Moo, 2013 “Have you heard this song before?” Snapshots and Needle Drops’ Emily (WHOSE BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK) is oh so much more than a fantastic contributor: Emily often serves as my eyes and ears back in North America. My main audience for this blog are in Canada and the US, though the number of visitors from the UK and Australia are also growing. It can be incredibly difficult to write across the globe for an audience who occupy a completely different soundscape than you. What’s on the radio? What’s on TV? What artist works their way from some…
  • “To drain the whole sea…”

    24 Mar 2014 | 5:19 pm
    There is something about this song. Singer Andrew Hozier-Byrne’s voice starts out like red wine, rich and full bodied, luring us in with sounds that echo the sentiment of a Mississippi funeral procession. The smooth yet solemn funeral tone rips open to one like open grieving. Hozier’s climatic passion breaks his smooth velvet voice into hoarse sandpaper. Hozier could be someone to watch in 2014. So far, this single has reached number 2 in his native Ireland, and reached 19 on the Icelandic charts– and we all know those Icelanders have great musical intuition. “Take Me…
  • Treasure Hunting

    17 Mar 2014 | 6:20 pm
    The Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia A few weeks ago, I wrote briefly about a trip my friend Matt and I took to Kangaroo Island. Matt and I make the perfect travel companions. We’re relaxed, adventurous, spontaneous, and we like climb all over shit. One big hangup we had about visiting Kangaroo Island is that most people do it in a day or two. A DAY OR TWO??! We had a full week there and felt like we had just managed to do everything right. We’d see these daytrippers (one-way ticket, yeah) all around, running out of the bus, leaping down to whatever mind-blowing…
  • Osheaga Playlist 2014

    11 Mar 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Three fans mourn the end of Metric’s set while The Black Keys rock out 50ft to their left. As Canadians outside Montreal are becoming increasingly aware, for the August long-weekend there is nowhere else to be but Parc Jean-Drapeau. Starting the year before I moved to Montreal in 2006, the Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts has really exploded in the last few years, reaching 135,000 attendees in 2013 (apparently 70% from outside Québec)- practically busting out into the Saint Lawrence River. Today, Osheaga organizer’s released the lineup for 2014. Once again it looks to be a killer…
  • The Tree of Love

    4 Mar 2014 | 4:58 pm
    “I just really like my own company. And wine.” Before I get to the brilliant mind behind that quote, some backstory… I live across the street from an elementary school. On Valentine’s Day they strung up these red cardboard hearts all over the trees in the playground. They’ve left the hearts up for three weeks now, and I love gazing out my office window at them, fluttering in the breeze, weathering the snow, the freezing rain, the fierce winds, and everything else this winter has thrown at us here in Montreal. When I see these little hearts stretched across the trees’ branches, I…
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    Uke Song of the Month

  • “A Cottage For Sale” bonus ukulele song

    Danno Sullivan
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Download “A Cottage for Sale”. Download “A Cottage for Sale”. The post “A Cottage For Sale” bonus ukulele song appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • Irish Ukulele Songs for St. Patrick’s Day

    Danno Sullivan
    16 Mar 2014 | 9:48 am
    Irish Ukulele Songs for St. Patrick’s Day Pity the poor Irish ukulele player. The uke is so associated with Hawaii. And being Irish is so associated with…Ireleand. And here it’s St. Patrick’s Day. How’s a uke lover supposed to celebrate? May I offer: Danno’s Free 3-Free Irish Song Pack with Ukulele Chords Included! Click here to get your free Irish ukulele songs! It’s the best way to celbrate St. Patrick’s Day–Hawaiian-style!   The post Irish Ukulele Songs for St. Patrick’s Day appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • 103 test

    Danno Sullivan
    9 Feb 2014 | 2:59 pm
    SONG: Oh! How She Lied To Me YEAR: 1923 WRITTEN BY:  Will Donaldson (composer), Harry White (lyricist) [ez_btn color="orange" url="" target="_self"]Buy Now![/ez_btn] Members: Use your free coupon (sent via email in week 103), or purchase here now. Not a member yet? You can purchase this song right here, right now, or join the club and get it as part of your membership! (this should point to an a/b offer) Bonus VideosDanno Sez Joe Foss and His Hungry Sand Lappers play “Oh! How She Lied To Me” The post 103 test appeared first on Uke Song of…
  • WordPress Resources at SiteGround

    Danno Sullivan
    9 Feb 2014 | 2:58 pm
    WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites: Expert WordPress Hosting SiteGround provides superior WordPress hosting focused on speed, security and customer service. We take care of WordPress sites security with unique server-level customizations, WP auto-updates, and daily backups. We make them faster by regularly upgrading our hardware, offering free CDN with…
  • 21 Some Day ukulele song

    16 Nov 2013 | 6:55 pm
    This is one of those songs that’s pretty much made by the harmonies, so don’t try singing it by yourself!your pal Danno SONG: Some Day YEAR: 1926 WRITTEN BY:  May Singhi Breen (arranger), William C. Polla (composer), Larry Spier (lyricist) Members: download by clicking the song image above. (Remember it has to be the right week for you!) Bonus VideosDanno Sez Jack Denny and His Orchestra play “Some Day” This is one of those songs that’s pretty much made by the harmonies, so don’t try singing it by yourself! Nice easy chords and a simple melody, including…
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    Ashley J. Saunders

  • Open Tunings: E A D E B E

    Ashley Saunders
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    Last time we looked at DADGAD and some typical chords we can use in that guitar. We took a linear approach (i.e. Moving up and down the fretboard in a line) to the guitar which suits this open tuning well verses the normal box movement (i.e. Moving between chords that are close together, in the same position). Today we will be looking at E A D E B E. This tuning appears on Road by Nick Drake (which is a stupendously advanced tune that you should try to learn!). The basis of this tuning is good old regular Standard, just with one alteration – The G string has been lowered to an E note…
  • Ted McCarty

    Ashley Saunders
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    When Ted McCarty left his job with Wurlitzer in 1948 he was being aggressively courted by headhunters for the Brach’s candy company as an accountant. An agreeable offer was eventually made but couldn’t be finalized until Mr. Brach himself came back from vacation in the Bahamas. During this wait Ted was approached by a friend to check out the possibility of turning around a guitar company in Kalamazoo, MI that was teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. He accepted and started working for Gibson in 1949. As head designer, General Manager and then President of Gibson guitars, Ted McCarty and…
  • Open Tunings: DADGAD

    Ashley Saunders
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    I mainly use two tunings: Standard and D A D G A D.   However over the last few weeks I’ve been teaching a Nick Drake song which is written in Standard with one alteration – The G string has been lowered to an E note – E A D E B E. Lovely tuning!   What I like about both D A D G A D and E A D E B E is that open strings can be used to fill out the chords and that the guitar can be looked at linearly (i.e. Moving up and down the fretboard in a line) rather than the usual box type (i.e. Moving between chords that are close together, in the same position).  …
  • Finding New Sounds

    Ashley Saunders
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:11 am
    A few days ago I was trying to come up with some new tones for a gig I was about to do. Yep, I spent some time geeking with pedals, different guitar and working the tone controls on the amp – all in search of new.     There are a few short insights that I thought I’d share with you. Here’s what I found:     Think Chain The chain of pedals you have all effect the overall tone, if you move one pedal out or change two around – you should notice a change in the overall sound and the other sounds you can achieve. It doesn’t matter the amount of pedals you have, but…
  • Hearing It – Just as Important as Playing

    Ashley Saunders
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:15 pm
      As Michael (Jackson) couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.   One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”,…
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    Music Imperium

  • Eazy - Dirty Mind

    mike kw
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    Dirty Mind by Eazy Eazy - Dirty Mind
  • Qualmes - Pick Me Up

    mike kw
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    Qualmes - Pick Me Up Enter the rancid mind of Qualmes as he showcases what surrounds the gray matter consisted in the depths of his cerebrum, with the latest drop 'PMU (Pick Me Up)' - a phrase some of you may already be familiar with if you follow the man on social networks (@Qualmes). This particular go-round he welcomes back @SoundsByCOOP, whom much like Qualmes, under no circumstances disappoints with his production.With drugs & alcohol being the focal point of 'PMU', The Black Gringo light beams the expression of needing a lift, or in this case being picked up, as a result of the…
  • Ville - Feel It

    mike kw
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Ville - Feel It Click here to tweet this video - track here - me on Twitter - me on Instagram -
  • YGRF Drop x YGRF Looch - Grustmatic

    mike kw
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    YGRF Drop x YGRF Looch - Grustmatic
  • Jay S and Drastic - Killer Flow

    mike kw
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Jay S and Drastic - Killer Flow
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    Radio Crowdfund

  • Will Phalen, Old Hours, Land Lines

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Paul Schomer 1991 #58. What a week. Great music in store for those who have made it here, and I praise you! New Chicago sounds from Will Phalen and campaigns as far flung as Phoenix and Denver. Well, OK that’s only an 11-hour drive, but you get the idea. Every seven days, I troll the crowdfunding platforms to find these gems. And this week it seems like everyone’s very much in play, not a speck of post-goal glow. These are home stretchers, whatever that means. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to link directly to your…
  • Little Chief, Long Faces

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Paul Schomer #57. Writing about music is like… well, you know the rest. So this week will be mercifully short on text, especially since I could only dig up one listenable band among current campaigns. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to link directly to your wonderful, original music. Let me know if credit is due for photos. On to campaign updates. - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - - MADE IT > THE CHARMING YOUNGSTERS: Quite the workout, $3500. > JOHANNA SAMUELS: New…
  • Spare Parts, Kirby Brown, Aqueous

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Paul Schomer #56. Tough week in the wilderness. I guess it might be the cumulative effect of watching too many pitch videos that begin with an artist saying “Oh! Hi, there…” There a lot of ways to get original, people, so show me. Tim Fite and Shortsleeves sure did, click through to see how it’s done well and successfully. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to link directly to your wonderful, original music. Let me know if credit is due for photos. On to campaign updates.
  • Gina Chavez, Candysound, The Charming Youngsters

    27 Mar 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Paul Schomer #56. Swiiiiiitch! I’m posting two crowdfunded creations and one in-progress campaign this week instead of the usual other way around, and here’s why… A revelation of sorts from a band I wrote about in my last post:  Candysound out of Bellingham, WA. They sent me a message on Twitter saying they had posted the first single from their new album on Soundcloud — and their Kickstarter campaign is still live! Granted, they were raising money for a physical release of the disc, Now + Then, but it was refreshing to see that kind of turnaround. The thing is that…
  • Family Photo, Candysound, Invisible Homes

    20 Mar 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Paul Schomer aka ME #55. Some great sounds this week — emerging pop stars from Bellingham and crowdfunded music from my old favorite, Family Photo. You’ll be forgiven for skipping the text and getting right to the tunes. Ahem: My SiriusXM segment airs tomorrow (Friday, March 21) on The Bob Edwards Show and next weekend (3/29-30) on Bob Edwards Weekend, distributed by PRI. Below is a linked list of artists and the songs. Even if you never catch the segment, check out these artists. > BOONE GRAHAM (Austin, TX): “Scratchy Branches” and “Sneak a Peak” >…
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    The Folsom Prison Gang: The Band Blog

  • I've Been Everywhere - In Pictures

    24 Mar 2014 | 10:42 am
    Have you ever wondered what "I've Been Everywhere" would look like in a picture? I did on a weekend when I didn't have a lot going on and this is the result: (click on the picture to see a larger version) I know; I had way too much time on my hands that but it was just one of those lazy weekends.Read More
  • The Long Way Home

    20 Mar 2014 | 5:14 am
    Rosanne Cash wrote a great article in the magazine, Oxford American (Winter 2013 edition - Issue 83) that is an absolute must read for fans of both Rosanne and Johnny Cash. The article is titled, "Long Way Home".Read More
  • Johnny Cash Radio

    28 Feb 2014 | 9:23 am
    Do you know that Johnny Cash has his own radio station? In this modern era of Internet radio, yes, Johnny Cash has his own radio station.Read More
  • How Much More Unreleased Material is There?

    31 Jan 2014 | 4:57 am
    With the recent announcement of a soon to be released album, "Out Among the Stars", by Johnny Cash, one has to wonder how much more unreleased material is there in existence and how long will Johnny Cash fans have to wait to hear it? I am not complaining, this is more of a statement of excitement; excitement that there could be even more unheard and unreleased material that at some point in the future could be found and released, that's exciting, right?Read More
  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum

    16 Jan 2014 | 4:44 am
    I was visiting Cleveland, Ohio a few months ago and had an opportunity to visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum. It was my first visit to Cleveland, Ohio and therefore my first visit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with both.Read More
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    Guitar Coach | Guitar Coach Magazine

  • Guitar Picking Exercises

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:26 am
    Here are some guitar picking exercises, and warm up routines, that are geared towards the intermediate hard rocking metal guitarist, that wants to become a shredder. This lesson plan will increase your music theory and dexterity on the guitar, allowing you to be creative and add to the lesson plan. Performance notes: Doing these warm ups are essential to being able to attack the scale and arpeggio exercises that we will be exploring in future lessons, plus you will become a precision picking machine. While you start the practice regime find a tempo that you can work with (consistent…
  • What Is Legato?

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    Smooth Operator – The Legato Technique Legato is a term that you will hear a lot once you start getting into lead guitar playing, but what exactly does it mean? The literal meaning of legato is ‘tied together’ but in musical terms it means that you should play the notes in a smooth manner, not leaving any space between one note and the next. The opposite of ‘staccato’, whereby the notes are played abruptly and percussively, legato gives a smooth, flowing sound to the music. On every instrument this is achieved in different ways. Take a wind instrument such as a flute. To produce…
  • Guitar Coach Premium. Online Lesson Libraries.

    28 Mar 2014 | 9:38 am
    Guitar Coach Premium gives you online access to all our Premium content. This includes all the Special Editions of Guitar Coach Magazine, PLUS all the BandJammer Lesson Libraries. You can try Guitar Coach Premium for just $1. Click Here For More Details On Guitar Coach Premium.
  • Single String Guitar

    27 Mar 2014 | 11:27 am
    The single string guitar is basically what every newbie does when first picking up the guitar. Even though Deep Purples “Smoke one the Water” originally is played on two adjacent strings, it is a very good example of single string approach. It is easy to play that tune on one string, and I think everybody is able to perform it after 5 minutes of instruction. Because of its simplicity, guitar-players often tend to skip exploring one-string playing further, and quickly move on to “proper” position playing. In my opinion, I think it is a loss, because position playing…
  • Beginner Guitar Chords

    Hamish Craig
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:41 am
    Many people learn guitar because they want to sing songs or accompany someone else singing. To do this you don’t have to read music nor a huge amount of technique. Beginner Guitar Chords. Commit some chord shapes to memory and then practise changing between them. The fretting hand has to change quick enough to not lag behind the tempo of the song. The melody can’t wait for several beats for the right supporting guitar chord! In addition, the strumming hand has to get used to holding a pick (soft ones are good for rhythm guitar, especially…
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  • How To Recognize Major and Minor Keys

    Sophie Figgis
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Songs are in a major or minor key and it's important for a musician to be able to quickly and easily tell which one it is. Here are some tricks you can use. Continue reading →Related posts:Inversions of Major and Minor TriadsGet familiar with the minor pentatonic scaleLearning to Recognize Triads – Part 1
  • How To Tune Your Guitar By Ear

    Rakesh Guha
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Many guitarists have to use a digital tuner to be able to tune their guitar quickly and easily, but here's why and how you should tune your guitar by ear. Continue reading →Related posts:Alternate Guitar Tunings: A Fresh New SoundHow To Teach Someone To Sing In TuneGuitar Interval Practice: Learn to Recognize Intervals
  • How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune

    Christopher Sutton
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:35 am
    If you struggle to sing in tune or are trying to teach people who do, you must see these top tips from leading specialists in teaching people to sing in tune. Continue reading →Related posts:The Choir Who Can’t Sing (George Bevan)A New Test For Tone DeafnessWhy every musician must be a singer too
  • A New Test For Tone Deafness

    Christopher Sutton
    20 Mar 2014 | 5:52 am
    Announcing a new tone deafness test online which aims to better address the real needs of people who fear they might be tone deaf. Find out about this new test. Continue reading →Related posts:Is there such a thing as a tone deaf musician?Tone Deaf Tests OnlineBass Tone: Time to Test Yourself!
  • Why every musician must be a singer too

    Christopher Sutton
    13 Mar 2014 | 4:32 am
    Every musician must sing if they want to reach their full musical potential. Love it or hate it, here's why singing is simply essential for your musical life. Continue reading →Related posts:Is there such a thing as a tone deaf musician?The #1 Essential Activity For Every Musician“I Just Know How To Play, Man!”—Musical Vocabulary for the Self-Taught Musician
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    Live... In Concert

  • Can Musicians Overthink Their Practice and Performance?

    Robert H. Woody, Ph.D.
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:15 pm
    To get the most out of their practice sessions, musicians should strive to keep their minds highly engaged. Much conscious thought is required in the goal setting and strategizing that facilitate the learning of new skills. When practicing, autopilot is the enemy. But preparing for a public performance may be a different story. read more
  • When Passion is a Prison

    Robert H. Woody, Ph.D.
    20 Jan 2014 | 11:03 am
    Being passionate can mean different things to different musicians. While some freely pursue a musical life because of the joy it brings, others are driven by compulsion, and they experience much stress along the way. Does it matter whether one's passion is harmonious or obsessive, as long as it gets the job done?read more
  • Manufacturing Mozarts and Mannings

    Robert H. Woody, Ph.D.
    4 Nov 2013 | 10:12 am
    Exceptional young performers—both artists and athletes—are amazing to behold. Some key contributors to their talent can get lost in the nature versus nurture debate. Child prodigies who enjoy continued success have passion for what they do, and take advantage of opportunities afforded more
  • Stage Fright: What to Do When the Problem Is You

    Robert H. Woody, Ph.D.
    5 Aug 2013 | 6:22 am
    There are a variety of reasons why musicians feel anxiety when taking the stage. Many times the source is what's going on inside the performers themselves—their own thinking. Changing performance-related thought processes can be a challenge, but well worth the more
  • How Practicing Less Can Foster Musical Growth

    Robert H. Woody, Ph.D.
    3 May 2013 | 6:46 am
    Not all practice is created equal. Instead of trying to log more hours, musicians can focus on being more efficient. By getting the most out of sensible amounts of practice, they can enjoy their musical lives more and optimally advance their more
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    The Daily Soundtrack

  • Orange 9mm – Failure

    Alex Lupica
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Some time this afternoon, a number of my professors will be gathering to discuss a thesis I have written. My academic life is not quite in their hands, but it feels like it; I’ve put a lot of time into it, neglecting other obligations (you, dear readers, for example). Of course, I’ve also neglected IT. It’s my first large-scale piece of writing, clocking in at nearly 40 pages (believable if you read my entries here often). As such, many factors come up that one doesn’t expect. There’s cohesion, for example: one has to make sure different ideas make sense in the…
  • Melt Yourself Down – Fix My Life

    Jeff Bennet
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    When I was in 4th grade, my mom presented me with an ultimatum.  “Pick a musical instrument, you’re gonna learn how to play something.”  I suppose my disinterest in sports coupled with my interest in Super Nintendo had her worrying that I’d end up an after-school shut-in.  Whatever the case, I did not resist.  I wanted to play a musical instrument – the coolest musical instrument. Drums. The able percussionist; the rhythm-keeper; the sick drum solo guy; me. Not me.  Mom kiboshed my drumming ambition.  “Too noisy”.  I called an audible and went…
  • Elvis Costello – Oliver’s Army

    Alex Lupica
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone says Elvis is the king. I don’t disagree so much as I think they got the last name wrong.This is not, however, an argument over Elvises (because there is no argument). This is about my sister. Today is my sister Emily’s birthday. I have plenty of musical memories attached to my sister, because we grew up together and had similar musical influences/stories early on. We made “assorted” tapes together with the family, mixes culled from my parents’ extensive record collection. We grew up on Sesame Street, the Elephant Show, and Wee Sing. She was in chorus, I…
  • Savage Garden – I Knew I Loved You

    Alex Lupica
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    #9 on the countdown: worst songs ever? Carly Rae Jepson connection We’ve been building up to some big things based on what we love here. We’re attempting to showcase what means the most to us for any number of reasons, and sometimes we’ve lucked out and had it resonate (indeed, last week we saw some record traffic through one of our most obscure tracks). This will not be one of those days, as we continue our countdown of what may well be the worst songs out there. As usual, let us consider the modern culprit. Today, we examine Carly Rae Jepsen’s earworm “Call Me…
  • Five Misheard Lyrics from St. Vincent’s Self Titled Album

    Alex Lupica
    15 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Annie Clark of St. Vincent tends to be very economical with her words, crafting tight tracks that revolve around repeated refrains and frequently brief verses. It is the power of those few words which helps make her music so engaging for me. However, finally picking up a hard copy of her latest eponymous effort led me to an even more startling discovery about her lyrics: I am absolutely awful at deciphering them. The misheard lyric, or mondegreen (the semi-official term), is fairly widespread, but usually we make small mistakes over the course of unfamiliar tracks from many artists, or…
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  • IOW’s ‘CHAMPS’ set to release stunning ‘Spirit is Broken’

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:58 am
    Hailing from the small holiday town of Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight, brothers and singer-songwriters CHAMPS have started to gain a steady following. Michael and David Champion have not gone un-noticed by most of the mainstream media (Mojo, Q Magazine, The Guardian) and it’s no surprise considering their music contains elements of stunning beauty, accomplished song-writing and some of the most addictive melodies we’ve heard in 2014. The duo are set to release their new single ‘My Spirit is Broken‘ on the 6th May, via Canvasclub, and this will also be accompanied by…
  • The Beaches showcase new video for stunning ‘Little Pieces’

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    There is one group above all others who have filled more pages on the GIGsoup website. That group is the quite brilliant Toronto-based four-piece ‘The Beaches‘ and their quite flawless rock. The band today announce the release of their new EP Heights‘, out on May 5th, via ‘AWAL‘ alongside a five date UK tour supporting ‘Brody Dalle‘ (The Distillers). Details of the dates are below. Signed to the prestigious ‘Three Six Zero Group‘ (Calvin Harris, deadmau5, Hurts), a partner of Jay Z’s Roc Nation - the Toronto-based…
  • Ava Luna showcase new video for ‘Genesee’

    Mark Strong
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    After releasing their LP ‘Electric Balloon’ earlier this year, Brooklyn 5-piece ‘Ava Luna‘ have now shared their new video for album standout track ‘Genesee’, which you can view in all its glory above. The band will also be embarking on a European tour this Spring including  UK shows in Sheffield, Manchester & London. ‘Electric Balloon’ was recorded by Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader, both of whom, apart from being in Ava Luna, have gained further recognition as go-to recording engineers within the Brooklyn music community.  The album was later mixed…
  • Track of the Day : Gang of Youths – ‘Riverlands’

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:49 am
    We’ve slowed things down a little for today’s GIGsoup Track of the Day. The quite beautiful ‘Riverlands‘ from Australia’s  ‘Gang of Youths‘ may be a little short but it’s stunning melody is absorbing from start to finish. The last 12 months have seen ‘Gang Of Youths‘ shift from playing to nobody in an inner-city garage to national tours with hometown heroes ‘Cloud Control‘, taking the stage at Webster Hall in New York City supporting ‘Smith Westerns‘ and ‘Sky Ferreira‘ and then journeying back to…
  • Track of the Day : Gambles – ‘You Won’t Remind It’

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Today’s excellent Track of the Day is ‘You Won’t Remind It’ which is taken from ‘Gambles‘ new EP entitled ‘I Can’t Keep Still When It Comes To You’, out on the 28th April via GMBLS. Matthew Daniel Siskin began writing songs as ‘Gambles’ in August 2012. The first song he released publicly, “Trust”, was sang in a single take at the ‘Rare Book Room‘ with no words written, a song that Pitchfork somehow found a few weeks later and presented to the world. Gambles later returned to the ‘Rare Book…
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    this is our jam

  • "hit me" is my jam

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Guys. I cannot stop listening to "Hit Me" - the latest release from The Whigs. I hadn't really listened to the band before, but this jam off their forthcoming album Modern Creation is indie rock at its best. "I know what I want, I know I need"DC! Catch The Whigs at Rock & Roll Hotel on May 2nd!
  • {THROWBACK} "ride wit me"

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    There is no better throwback to middle school than Nelly's "Ride Wit Me." Viceroy's remix adds a little pizzazz to the song while keeping much of the original in tact, which, in my opinion, is the perfect way to remix such a classic. And to make this a true throwback, the original: ALSO -- how was that song out when we were in MIDDLE SCHOOL? Lawd.
  • {THROWBACK} "are you that somebody"

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Up and coming sultry songstress BANKS just pulled ahead of the pack with her incredible cover of Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody." The acoustic guitar on this track and BANKS' controlled, beautiful voice are making us swoon.And the original from her majesty Aaliyah:
  • {WE LOVE} mac demarco

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    I seek out music suggestions from friends all the time and the one name that keeps popping up among the coolest of my guy friends is Mac DeMarco. Three of my most hip friends talk about Mac like he's a brother and seem sheepishly enamored with his music. So, obviously, I had to finally listen to see what all the hype was about.I have to say that after listening to Mac's latest album Salad Days on repeat, I am wholeheartedly on this band wagon. It probably helps that I dove into his music just as the weather was getting gorgeous and this latest album just screams lazy summer days.
  • new music roundup!

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Just as flowers are seeming to pop up everywhere, so is new music! Sorry, that was lame... anyway -- let's dive right into this edition of new music roundup."The Wild Life" - VacationerTIOJ's most favorite interview alums are back with a catchy and anthemic jam that has the token laid back vibe of Vacationer."Boom Clap" - Charli XCXAs part of the recently announced soundtrack to The Fault In Our Stars, Charli XCX has released this surprisingly happy song for such a depressing book turned movie. (Seriously though, read the book!)"Sing" - Ed SheeranTIOJ's favorite ginge is at it again with a…
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    @Music Lovers@

  • Tiesto Copenhagen Live

    Tt Nisal
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:54 am
    I <3 TRANCE
  • Country Music Lovers

    Tt Nisal
    1 Feb 2014 | 2:04 am
    Country Music began in promptly twentieth century around the whites in Rural territories of West and South. The bases of this music lie in Ballads, English melodies and Folk Songs. The term Country Music swaps what is prominently called Hill Billy Music. Country Music has been connected with cowhand caps and boots. The certainty is that attire has got nothing to do with it. One of the veterans, Travis Tritt does not wear a cap. Country Music is a kind that means diverse things to distinctive individuals. When you turn over toward their elucidations, you will discover for some it is…
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    Tt Nisal
    25 Jan 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hey guys, This is a blog of my friend. Some promoting stuff for him. Check this website It's great for you to learn about tips and tricks on Internet Internet Salad this out
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    Tt Nisal
    31 Dec 2013 | 11:53 pm
  • Old School Rap

    Tt Nisal
    11 Dec 2013 | 7:17 am
    Old school Rap performing artists are around the most amazing for record-breaking and have impacted the melody of hip-jump verses for today's most sizzling craftsmen. Tunes like Grandmaster Flash's "The Message" stays as essential now as it did decades earlier. In admiration to the rep classics, here's my own particular rundown of the rap old fashioned greats...preferred top rap melodies have changed new music sending messages by utilizing interesting beats. That it was cool when old fashioned notoriety beats, for example, Kool S Rap's, Krs One's, Big Daddy Kane's and every last one of…
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    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith

  • “White Room” Transcribed

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

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

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Wolfgang Hammersmith studied the electric bass at Berklee College of Music, where he was required to transcribe the bass lines for a number of songs in one of his courses.  One song he chose to transcribe was “Pink” by Aerosmith. You can view his transcribed version below: Pink by Wolfgang Hammersmith   To learn more about Wolfgang Hammersmith and listen to the bass tracks he has recorded with his favorite songs, visit his Pinterest boards:
  • “Crazy” transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    Scottish rock band Nazareth formed in 1968 and is still recording and touring today for an international fanbase. They created the song “Crazy (A Suitable Case for Treatment)” to the soundtrack of the film Heavy Metal in 1981. While studying the electric bass at Berklee College of Music, Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith had the opportunity to transcribe bass lines from a number of his favorite songs. One song he chose was Nazareth’s hit, which you can view transcribed below: Crazy by Wolfgang Hammersmith You can listen to Wolfgang Hammersmith playing bass lines…
  • “Rain” transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:12 am
    One of Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith’s assignments while studying electric bass at the Berklee School of Music was to transcribe the bass line for the song “Rain” by The Beatles. “Rain” is credited to Paul McCartney and John Lennon and appeared as the B-side for the #1 single “Paperback Writer”.   You can view the transcribed bass line for this song, which Wolfgang Hammersmith completed, here: Rain by Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith Wolfgang Hammersmith currently works with Vadium, Inc. Learn more about his role…
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    Album Leaks

  • Linkin Park – The Hunting Party

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    The Hunting Party is the upcoming sixth studio album from Linkin Park due out June 14th, 2014. This will be the bands first self-produced album and return to … The post Linkin Park – The Hunting Party appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • 50 Cent – Animal Ambition

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    After delays and drama after leaving best-friend Eminem’s Shady Aftermath label, 50 Cent is ready to unleash his fifth studio album Animal Ambition, June 3rd, 2014 via G-Unit, … The post 50 Cent – Animal Ambition appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • Michael Jackson – Xscape

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:24 am
    The Michael Jackson milking trend continues. Xscape is Michael Jackson’s twelfth studio album and second posthumous album since his death in 2009. It will be released on May … The post Michael Jackson – Xscape appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • Mariah Carey – The Art of Letting Go

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    Details have been a little bit sketchy about Mariah Carey’s highly anticipated upcoming release The Art of Letting Go. As it currently stands, the release date is scheduled … The post Mariah Carey – The Art of Letting Go appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • Lily Allen – Sheezus

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    English recording artist Lily Allen is set to release her third full-length album entitled Sheezus, May 5th, 2014 through Parlophone and Warner Bros. Sheezus is first release of … The post Lily Allen – Sheezus appeared first on Album Leaks.
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    The Standing "O" Project Singer/Songwriter Podcast

  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - John Fullbright / Arlene Kole / Greg Brown

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    The April 14, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features John Fullbright performing, "Me Wanting You," Creativity Corner insight from Arlene Kole, and a Laugh O' The Day with Greg Brown. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Ernest Whaley / Thomas Bien / David Francey

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    The March 31, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Ernest Whaley performing, "She's Gone," Creativity Corner insight from Thomas Bien, and a Laugh O' The Day with David Francey. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Boris McCutcheon / Robert Scheinfeld / Sarah Gillespie

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    The March 24, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Boris McCutcheon performing, "Levittown Girl," Creativity Corner insight from Robert Scheinfeld, and a Laugh O' The Day with Sarah Gillespie. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Nikki Rosetti / Essence / Glenn Frey

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    16 Mar 2014 | 8:58 am
    The March 17, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Nikki Rosetti performing "Thin Layer of Dust," Creativity Corner insight from Essence, and a Laugh O' The Day with Glenn Frey. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Andy Wilkinson / Don Richmond / Willy Porter

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    9 Mar 2014 | 10:39 am
    The March 10, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Andy Wilkinson performing "Promises of Rain," Creativity Corner insight from Don Richmond, and a Laugh O' The Day with Willy Porter. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the…
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    SEaT Capital » Music News

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers React To Guantanamo Bay Incident

    George Moss
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:09 am
    As a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan I was extremely upset to hear how their music was used to ... [more]The post Red Hot Chili Peppers React To Guantanamo Bay Incident appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • Peter Gabriel Discusses Genesis Reunion

    Tom Wade
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:49 am
    According to NME Peter Gabriel has said there is a “small chance” of a reunion ... [more]The post Peter Gabriel Discusses Genesis Reunion appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • The 1975 Discuss Band’s Sound

    Tom Wade
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:49 am
    According to a recent NME article The 1975 have discussed the influence their hometown of ... [more]The post The 1975 Discuss Band’s Sound appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • Saturday Tickets Sell Out For Isle Of Wight 2014

    Sherwin Claridge
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:24 am
    Saturday day tickets for Isle of Wight Festival 2014 are now sold out. It was announced back in ... [more]The post Saturday Tickets Sell Out For Isle Of Wight 2014 appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • Jennifer Hudson Unveils New Single ‘Walk It Out’

    Bradd Chambers
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    American star Jennifer Hudson has revealed a new collaboration with Timbaland. The latest single ... [more]The post Jennifer Hudson Unveils New Single ‘Walk It Out’ appeared first on SEaT Capital
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    Crooked Manners

  • These Sexy Madalina Pica Pics Will Increase Your Heart Rate

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Sexy Madalina Pica Pics That Will Increase Your Heart Rate Madalina Pica is quickly becoming one of our favorite super models. If looks could kill, we would already be rolling over in an early grave with our tongues still wagging. Hailing from Romania, this girl has looks that are distinctly European. If you’ve never had a crush on a Romanian chick before, consider this your first admission to the club. While we don’t know much about this exotic beauty, we do know that she could make plenty of men’s heads spin. Where did you come from, Madalina Pica? Why have you been sent…
  • Kate Upton in Zero Gravity Has Never Looked Better

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Kate Upton in Zero Gravity What guy doesn’t want to see Kate Upton in a bikini immune to the effects of Earth’s gravitational pull? A man without pulse, that’s the only acceptable answer. Sports Illustrated decided to take the smoldering hot Kate Upton well above the mile high club to capture one of the most unique swimsuit pictorials in the history of … well, swimsuits. Check out the photos below. Feels like we must be dreaming. God bless you Kate Upton!
  • Community Goes G.I. Joe

    4 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Community has always been at its best when they break all convention and adopt a completely different genre. In the comedy world this is known as mapping and Community is arguably the best. One of my favorite episodes is “Basic Lupine Urology” (Law & Order). This week Community conquered the 1980′s cartoon classic G.I. Joe where Jeff Winger experiences an existential crisis about aging and death. Having never watched the original series I can’t say how true it was the source material.  I don’t want to reveal too much about the plot but I will say that if you…
  • How I Met Your Mother Comes to A Close

    31 Mar 2014 | 5:49 pm
    While I have never watched the show, How I Met Your Mother has become the Friends of the millennial generation. Tonight marks the final episode of the not-so-groundbreaking series which launched the careers of Cobie Smulders and Neil Patrick Harris.  In fact the only person who hasn’t made a great career out of this show is the main character “Ted” played by Josh Radnor. But that is beside the point. After 208 episodes the sitcom has finally come to a close. There have been numerous inside jokes like “Legendary”, and slutty pumpkins. But I have just finished…
  • Patso Dimitrov Combines NBA Shoes with Popular Album Art

    25 Mar 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Artist and designer Patso Dimitrov has released his newest piece of work which combines NBA players’ signature shoe design with popular album art. From Lebron James and Paul George to Jay Z and Schoolboy Q, Dimitrov has designed some of the most bad-ass shoes that will hopefully one day be on the market!
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    Travel Hymns

  • Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 1

    Travel Hymns
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 1 Aer Pop, Rap Boston duo David and Carter formed what was originally known as Fresh Aer Movement after playing together in a 4-piece band, combining elements of rap and pop in the style of Sammy Adams. Arctic Monkeys Rock Years after their explosion to fame and minor lineup changes, Arctic Monkeys have become a mainstay of the rock world like predecessors Queens Of The Stone Age. They continue to enjoy major billing on US music festivals on the heels of their last sensational release, AM. Atmosphere Hip Hop Somewhat of a cult favorite among hip-hop…
  • Coachella 2014 Live Stream + Schedule

    Travel Hymns
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Coachella 2014 Live Stream *This page will be updated on April 11th The live stream of Coachella is nearly upon us! For one glorious day trapped inside the office, even those of us without wristbands will be shown the doors of the Polo Grounds to rock with some of our favorite artists. Even if you’re working for the man the weekend of the festival, you too will be faced with the heartbreaking decision of watching Arcade Fire over Disclosure. Oh, the joy! Last year was a huge year for the webcast, showcasing huge names like Smith Westerns, DIIV, Cloud Nothings, Social Distortion, James…
  • Outside Lands Announces 2014 Lineup

    Travel Hymns
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    Outside Lands Announces 2014 Lineup Ranger Dave of San Francisco’s Outside Lands has made the official announcement of the 2014 lineup. Check out the full lineup below. Kanye West Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers The Killers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Arctic Monkeys Tiësto Death Cab For Cutie Disclosure The Flaming Lips Ray LaMontagne Spoon Tedeschi Trucks Band Atmosphere Cut Copy Tegan & Sara Duck Sauce Haim Chromeo Ben Howard Lykke Li Chvrches Paolo Nutini Capital Cities Kacey Musgraves Local Natives Jenny Lewis Grouplove John Butler Trio Tycho The Kooks SBTRKT Nicki Bluhm and…
  • HARD Summer 2014 Lineup Announcement

    Travel Hymns
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    HARD Summer 2014 Lineup Announcement *This page will be updated as the official news breaks HARD Summer will be announcing the official lineup for the 2014 festival shortly. In order to properly torture fans, HARD Presents has been leaking names which should build to the final announcement. According to the site, at least 8 more names should be released in the next few days. The official lineup is listed below, Cashmere Cat Shiba San DJ Snake Julio Bashmore Important to note that HARD Summer will not be hosted by LA Historic Park this year. The festival has now moved to the Whittier Narrows…
  • New Orleans BUKU 2014 Photo Dump

    Travel Hymns
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Classixx Nas Chance The Rapper The post New Orleans BUKU 2014 Photo Dump appeared first on Travel Hymns.
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    Festival Archive

  • San Diego Jazz Festival 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    The 2014 Payne Pest Management San Diego Jazz Festival will this year run for 3 days over the memorial day weekend at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Expected audience of 11,500 and around 25 acts in total, the San Diego Jazz Fest is a great little festival hosted on the panoramic seaside setting of the La Costa venue. Confirmed acts for this year include Jill Scott, Jonathan Butler, Norman […] The post San Diego Jazz Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    With audiences in excess of 35,000 each year, the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is now known to be one of the largest free jazz festivals on the East Coast of the USA. It’s been going strong since 1989 and is held in memory of Clifford Brown to died in a tragic car accident in 1956 at age 25 alongside his friend and promising pianist Richie […] The post DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • Moers Festival 2014

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    The 2014 Moers Festival is now in its 43rd year, with it comes a new purpose built venue and a star studded lineup with jazz artists attending from all around the world, this year with a special focus on Europe, USA and Brazilian acts. Over the years many famous musicians have attended the Moers festival including Herbie Hancock, Lester Bowie, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Archie […] The post Moers Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • DC Jazz Festival 2014

    11 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    The 2014 DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) will this year run for 6 days and marks the festivals 10th Anniversary. With over 125 performances at various clubs and venues around the city (60+ different venues), the DC Jazz Fest is expected to bring in a crowd of over 100,000. It is regarded by many to be one of the fastest growing jazz festivals in the USA. […] The post DC Jazz Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • Jazz in Duketown 2014

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Jazz in Duke Town is the largest free jazz festival in Netherlands, it’s an open air festival hosted in the town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands during Pentecost (public holiday). Now in its 41st year the festival attracts 10′s of thousands of people to the center of Den Bosch to see musical performances from both national and international acts. Jazz in Duke Town is organized entirely by […] The post Jazz in Duketown 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
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    Where It's A-T

  • Audio-Technica Hits the Streets at SXSW 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    Since its inception in 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) has rapidly grown into one of the biggest multimedia events in the world. People from far corners of the world flock to SXSW in greater numbers each year to share in the excitement. In March, Audio-Technica was fortunate to have a booth during the festival. We […]The post Audio-Technica Hits the Streets at SXSW 2014 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • 3 Multi-Mic Combinations for Recording Electric Guitar

    3 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    There are several multi-microphone techniques that can help refine your guitar sound while recording.  Here are a few tips to take your sound to the next level.. 1.         Two Dynamic Mics Try positioning two dynamic microphones on one speaker. In this arrangement, we’re using two ATM650 dynamic microphones. The first microphone is aimed straight ahead […]The post 3 Multi-Mic Combinations for Recording Electric Guitar appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Stops to Make Music at NAMM

    1 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    We love talking about our friends at The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus who are traveling the globe to provide students with free studio time. The Lennon Bus is committed to providing these students and their schools with personalized, customized studio sessions where they get a crash course in writing, recording and producing music. The […]The post The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Stops to Make Music at NAMM appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • 3 Basic Single-Mic Recording Techniques For the Electric Guitar

    27 Mar 2014 | 9:37 am
    The electric guitar revolutionized music in the 1930s and enjoys a permanent residence at the core of popular music. It’s the most definitive component of rock ‘n roll music in history. The electric guitar is the instrument you want to perfect in the mix. A-T’s here with the tips you need to do exactly that, […]The post 3 Basic Single-Mic Recording Techniques For the Electric Guitar appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Channel Delay, Part 2

    26 Mar 2014 | 10:20 am
    This is the tenth and final installment in guest blogger Steve Lagudi’s series on miking drums – today, Part 2 of a two-part post about channel delay. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. For drums, I like to take it even further than that. Without question, the snare is the loudest […]The post Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Channel Delay, Part 2 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
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  • 9 Coachella tips for first-timers

    Sean Panganiban
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:46 pm
    –This article was contributed by Sean Panganiban. You can reach him at Seanpangs10[at] – For the past 6 years of my life I’ve lived and breathed... The post 9 Coachella tips for first-timers appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Coachella 2014 pool parties and after parties

    Evan Thomas
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Updated 4/9/14 – Zero Gravity After Party, Cosmic Stardust and Influential House added Coachella pool parties and after parties have been growing in number and size... The post Coachella 2014 pool parties and after parties appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Coachella 2014: 5 artists to catch in the Yuma Tent

    Evan Thomas
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    The Yuma Tent–which hosts both rising stars and the biggest names in “underground” dance music–was one of the most welcomed upgrades at Coachella last year,... The post Coachella 2014: 5 artists to catch in the Yuma Tent appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup: The good, the bad, and the ugly

    Zach Silva
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    –Long-time Lollapalooza fan and TravelGrom contributor Zach Silva breaks down this year’s lineup.– This past week, Lollapalooza released its tickets (and subsequently sold them... The post Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup: The good, the bad, and the ugly appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Coachella Camping Tips & Checklist

    Evan Thomas
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Wondering what to bring to Coachella?  Whether you are camping or staying in a hotel, this article is designed to keep you safe, cool... The post Coachella Camping Tips & Checklist appeared first on TravelGrom.
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    Latest News, Music News, Tour Dates, Festival Dates, Headliners - Gigs and Festivals

  • Sam Bailey To Headline Guilfest

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    Sam Bailey will headline Guilfest this July. The X Factor winner will join The Boomtown Rats, Kool & The Gang, The Human League and Sham 69 in Guildford from 18th-20th July. Tony Scott, the festival's director: "We really are thrilled to have Sam play at the festival, she was fantastic on X factor and we can't wait to see her live on stage right here in Guildford!" Elsewhere, Funky End Dance Tent have added Sigma to their line-up. Having just had a UK number 1 hit with their excellent rework of Kanye West's 'Nobody To Love', born and bred Guildfordian Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie AKA…
  • Tim Peaks Diner to return to Kendal Calling

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Tim Burgess’s ‘Tim Peaks Diner’ returns to this year’s Kendal Calling. For the third year running, the Charlatans’ frontman brings his log cabin to the festival for a blend of musical, cultural and foodie nourishment during the day and hedonist merriment long into the night. Tim Burgess comments: "Our amazing log cabin will once again be the place to be for damn fine cherry pie, secret gigs, not so secret gigs, fantastic coffee, brilliant music and unforgettable memories. Plus we've got our own astrophysicist and a record shop too." Tim Peaks highlights for this year include Frankie…
  • The Who to release new material for 50th anniversary

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    The Who are releasing new material to mark their 50th anniversary. The legendary band are planning to record new tracks to coincide with their landmark achievement and their upcoming world tour, which stars in the UK this December before heading to North America in 2015. Guitarist Pete Townshend told Billboard: "I'm trying to [look] through my 20,000 hours of complete and utter disorganized music [to find possible songs]. I'll be pulling some songs out of [his long-gestating project] 'Floss' to give to Roger [Daltrey] to see if we've got enough to make an album. It might be a big waste of…
  • New Hudson Taylor EP To Be Released In June

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    Hudson Taylor will release their new EP 'Battles' on June 16th. Having already made its debut on Radio 1 as Hottest Record In The World,’Battles’ is the follow-up to their single Weapons, which was released in March and featured on Radio 1's In New Music We Trust playlist. 'Battles' was produced by long-term collaborator Iain Archer and Danton Supple, who has previously worked with Coldplay. "We're really coming into our own," says Harry Hudson-Taylor. "We've been recording some great stuff and we know where we want to go with it." The band's 2013 saw them take in tours with Jake Bugg and…
  • Austin Mahone Announces First UK Show

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:32 am
    Austin Mahone has announced his first ever UK show. With his debut album ‘The Secret’ being released on May 26th, Austin will perform at Indigo2, London, on June 23rd. ‘The Secret’ will include the fan favourite smash single ‘Mmm Yeah’ featuring Pitbull. Austin has collaborated with some of the top artists and producers in the industry, including Red One. Austin says: "I’m coming to see you, UK Mahomies! Can’t wait to give you new music and play a show for you all. I loved seeing you all last year when I came to visit – but now it’s time for a big show – and I really…
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    Intern Like A Rockstar

  • Marketing Internship with Croshal Entertainment Group in Agoura Hills, CA

    Katie Reilly
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    The Croshal Entertainment Group is an LA-based entertainment management and marketing company, established in 2003, that provides a blend of full services to artists, managers, record labels, and corporate brands. We have worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, and always strive to protect the artists vision, integrity, and brand. Currently in our 10th year, we have helped our artists/clients maximize their potential and with combined efforts having helped them sell over 4 million records (independently) while creating new revenue streams along the…
  • Internship Opportunities with WXPN in Philadelphia, PA

    Katie Reilly
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Here's a fantastic opportunity with non-commercial radio tastemaker WXPN in Philadelphia. The station has helped to break countless artists in the worlds of folk, alternative, rock, contemporary, blues, indie, and everything in between. It's actually one of the places I interned so I can say with certainty it's a great place to be. The station is situated in the heart of University City in Philadelphia in the same building as World Cafe Live- which means you're always near live music and fantastic food. Plus, the station hosts a major festival every summer with both up-and-coming…
  • Internship Opportunities with Roulette in Brooklyn

    Katie Reilly
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    Here's a fantastic opportunity at a really cool performance space in Brooklyn for anyone interested in audio engineering, non-profit work, marketing and communication, or video. If you're not familiar with Roulette check out some of their fantastic press such as this piece in NY Mag and this one in the New York Times.Roulette offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates throughout the year. This unique opportunity provides working knowledge of a non-profit music venue with access to some of the world’s most exciting contemporary composers and musicians.Roulette…
  • NABef Career Fair in Las Vegas

    Katie Reilly
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Want to Work in TV or Radio? Don’t miss the largest broadcast Career FairWednesday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the Las Vegas Hotel.   Meet with recruiters from Beasley Broadcast Group, Gannett, ESPN, Turner Broadcasting System and many other broadcast companies!Jobs available include media sales, broadcast technology, management or TV/radio on-airFree onsite career coaching and information sessions to help jumpstart your careerVeterans support center with representatives from Hire our Heroes, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and  private…
  • Remote Social Media and Writing Internships at Dotted Music

    Katie Reilly
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Dotted Music isn’t the same old agency that claims to be the best. In fact, that’s not even what we strive for. What we strive for is an honest connection – a connection to the artists we work with and the art that they’re creating. We know that you have a passion and lust for what you’re doing and we want to help the world realize it just as much as you do. And we get it, because we here at Dotted Music are also artists. Consisting of a team of musicians, marketers, graphic designers, videographers and photographers, we have the knowledge and expertise to make your brand stand out.
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    CEM: Music News, New Music, Pro Audio Gear, Mixing, Mastering, NAMM, and more!

  • Venue Review: The Merrow

    Cory Barclay
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The Merrow is located in the pleasant, popping town of Hillcrest. It used to be called the Ruby Room, which was an eclectic art-bar of sorts owned by a guy named Sam. They were the premier live music venue in Hillcrest, offering up many genres of music on any given night, with eerie and interesting paintings decorating the walls. Alas, the Ruby Room closed their doors in late 2013 and changed ownership.Walking into the new Merrow makes me reminisce on all the good times I had at the Ruby Room. Looking around, I notice that besides the name, the place has not changed much. They kept many of…
  • Fargen Amplification’s High Gain Classic 50

    Steven Fies
    5 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    SACRAMENTO, CA – To celebrate their 15th anniversary, Fargen Amplification is now offering a limited edition High Gain Classic 50. The anniversary edition will be limited to five pieces in red, five pieces in white and five pieces in blue for a total of 15. A matching 212 speaker cabinet is also available. The amps are available through select authorized dealers or directly from the Fargen website.High Gain Classic 5012AX7 tube buffered FX loop with true bypass switch, Foot switchable dual master volume (rhythm/lead) Custom 50W transformer set SoZo vintage style…
  • Venue Review: Kensington Club

    June Owatari
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Kensington Club holds nostalgic threads to my heart. Oh, I remember my free-wheeling days when I would head down to that dark creepy bar for karaoke and Rock Band nights. This rural girl was scared and titillated by my first few forays into the "true dive bar" (those are the words of San Diego Reader, not mine). But the vodka sodas and the other crap I used to drink tided me over. Soon, trips to Ken Club were an adventure. My return trip always involved an hour or so on the swings in the park nearby.Situated right in the heart of "downtown" Kensington, Ken Club is not only a dive bar, but…
  • SUN GOD SEVEN - Spend Another Day

    Steven Fies
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Sun God Seven is a group from Metairi