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  • Led Zeppelin Tee Shirt

    Kelvin Cook
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
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  • Jodie Foster Marries Girlfriend Alexandra Hedison All News
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Jodie Foster married her girlfriend photographer Alexandra Hedison this past weekend The couple began dating sometime last summer according to E! Online The 10 Dumbest Things Ever Said About Same-Sex Marriage In addition to Hedison's photography career which has included showings New York and Los Angeles she too has acted Most prominently...
  • Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray's Widow Recalls Grim Final Days in Court All News
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray recalled his grim final days while giving court testimony against the masked musician's sometime doctor Daniel Baldi this week The doctor is currently on trial for the deaths of Gray and eight others stemming from involuntary manslaughter charges that he had been careless...
  • Chris Brown's D.C. Trial Delayed for Months

    The Associated Press
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:25 pm
    The singer will remain in custody for the near future after a Los Angeles judge denied a request by Brown's attorney to release him while he awaits more
  • Is it really EDM’s fault that Outkast flopped at Coachella?

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

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Who says Barbie couldn't possibly resemble a real woman? The iconic flaxen-haired doll will be the namesake of a live-action comedy sometime in the near future according to Los Angeles Times Production on the film will begin at the end of the year Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll Made for Charity The film...
  • RZA Gives Raekwon 30-Day Ultimatum to Agree to Terms for Wu-Tang Album

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Wu-Tang verbal sparring between RZA and Raekwon continued on Wednesday with RZA telling Sports Illustrated (via Stereogum) that the rapper has 30 days to come to an agreement or risk not being on the group's upcoming album A Better Tomorrow 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time "CREAM"  "The album is...
  • Jodie Foster Marries Girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Jodie Foster married her girlfriend photographer Alexandra Hedison this past weekend The couple began dating sometime last summer according to E! Online The 10 Dumbest Things Ever Said About Same-Sex Marriage In addition to Hedison's photography career which has included showings New York and Los Angeles she too has acted Most prominently...
  • Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray's Widow Recalls Grim Final Days in Court

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray recalled his grim final days while giving court testimony against the masked musician's sometime doctor Daniel Baldi this week The doctor is currently on trial for the deaths of Gray and eight others stemming from involuntary manslaughter charges that he had been careless...
  • Ralph Steadman's Visions of Fear and Loathing

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Ralph Steadman was an underground London cartoonist in 1970 when he flew to the US for the first time to cover the Kentucky Derby for a small periodical He was paired with a writer that his editor said once worked with the Hells Angels "The rest of that day blurs...
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  • Kyau & Albert

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

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

    Kings of A&R
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Buzz Track: The Cell Talk In Colour are a London based five-piece who create a combination of electronica, folk and indie, combined with live instruments. Describing their sound as cinematic future pop, the band has invaded the London music scene by building a great live reputation. The band has performed at London Jazz Festival, Kings Place, The Big Chill festival and more. They have garnered strong reviews as well as support from Tom Robinson via BBC 6 Music. Contact:
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  • 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:
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  • AltSounds Exclusive Premiere: LISTEN | This Burning Age - EP1: Supplication

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

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

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    London based Parisian duo The Penelopes (Axel Basquiat and Vincent T.) release their new single 'Time To Shine' on June 9th on Pour Le Monde. Produced by The Penelopes and mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat (Lana Del Rey, The Vaccines...), the track was written by Axel in a hotel room in Tokyo last Winter using a bass, a cheap keyboard and a drum machine. The original inspiration for Time To Shine was born out of the band’s shared desire to strive for something better and to discover the optimism in the most desperate of circumstances. When brought to the studio, the song was spiced up with some…
  • Dutch rock legends Focus release new album 'Golden Oldies'

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:11 am
    Dutch rock legends Focus released their eagerly awaited new album on April 14, 2014. Titled Golden Oldies, the new release features re-recordings of classic Focus tracks, featuring 'Hocus Pocus', 'Sylvia', 'House Of The King' and others. Focus has recently embarked on a world tour in support of their forthcoming album. Watch // Focus - 'Sylvia / Hocus Pocus' [Live] Thijs Van Leer explains, “Producing Golden Oldies is tricky. Both the die hard Fans and the 2014 Focus-members were having doubts about this enterprise, because we didn't know if the recent recordings would match the original…
  • The Delta Riggs release new single

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:14 am
    Renowned at home in Australia for pumping out high-energy jams & ferocious live shows, Melbourne genre-benders The Delta Riggs travelled to NYC late last year to showcase their wares for the industry gold fish bowl know as CMJ Music Marathon. Amongst the sweaty shows & electric nightlife, the birthplace of hip-hop had a profound effect on the band, returning home to record their forthcoming album Dipz Zebazios, with new beats and the intoxication of the city still buzzing through their veins. Where previous releases drew highly from darker earthbound energies & ethereal journeys,…
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  • Nicki Minaj’s Killer Cleavage Conquers Instagram: 9 Pics

    Mike Wass
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Nicki Minaj has made a point of toning down her image in the lead up to The Print Print — at least as far has her hair and make-up is concerned. The clown paint and crazy wigs have been binned but the femcee hasn’t exactly become a shrinking violet. In fact, her new favorite hobby appears to be showcasing her killer rack on Instagram. The “Lookin’ Ass” diva has really embraced busty selfies. She went on a posting spree a couple of days ago and picked up where she left off last night (April 23) by sharing eye-popping pics in a clingy white top. We’ve seen a lot…
  • Lorde’s “Tennis Court” Gets A Wonderfully Spacey Remix Courtesy Of Flume: Listen

    Mike Wass
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Way back in August last year, Flume tweeted Lorde about writing music together. She readily agreed but nothing ever came of it — until now. Today (April 23), the Australian electro-pioneer debuted a new remix of the 17-year-old’s second single (at least, internationally) “Tennis Court”. And it’s a mind-bending triumph. If you’re familiar with Flume’s work, you’re well aware that he’s something of a musical alchemist — blending sounds and genres to create beautiful oddities. In his hands, “Tennis Court” is a valium-laced…
  • Lady Gaga Revisits The ’90s (Again) On The Wayne G Remix Of “G.U.Y.”: Listen

    Mike Wass
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Lady Gaga is really feeling the ’90s right now. Mother Monster tapped rising producer Rami Samir Afuni (the man behind Kiesza‘s breakthrough hit “Hideaway”) to give “G.U.Y.” a retro-house remix from a thoroughly modern perspective and now continues with the nostalgic vibe with a Wayne G remix. The popular English DJ has been remixing records and playing circuit parties since the mid-’90s, so he knows all about the happy house keys that Lady Gaga is currently obsessed with. Wayne G’s overhaul will appeal to the diva’s mature fans who…
  • Katy Perry Introduces Her “Birthday” Video Alter-Egos: Meet Goldie, Yosef, Kriss, Ace and Mandee

    Mike Wass
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Katy Perry goes all out when it comes to music videos. The reigning queen of the visual medium (sorry, Lady Gaga) has ventured into outer space, danced with pharaohs in Ancient Egypt and even stopped time. She’s hoping to raise the bar even higher with her much-anticipated “Birthday” video by introducing fans to a cast of quirky characters — a trick she very skillfully pulled with Kathy Beth Terry for “Last Friday Night (TGIF)”. Yosef, Kriss, Ace, Mandee and Goldie (my personal fave) made their first appearance in Katy’s wacky “Birthday”…
  • Beyonce Picks “Pretty Hurts” As The Next Single From Her Visual Album

    Mike Wass
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:03 pm
    It looks like Beyonce is going with “Pretty Hurts” as the next single from her pioneering visual album. The Sia-penned power ballad, which was originally offered to Rihanna and Katy Perry before landing in Queen Bey’s royal hands, was just added to MTV’s video playlist and is being sent to pop radio in May. After switching things up with super-explicit club banger “Partition”, the soaring self-help anthem is a much safer choice. It’s easily the most radio-friendly song on Beyonce and the beauty pageant-themed video has universal appeal. Hopefully, Bey…
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  • Spanking the Last Unchallenged Form of Child Abuse

    Natasha Sapp
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:42 pm
    There should be no debate regarding what happened to Demecio; people should look at that and instantaneously understand it is abuse, know there is no justification, view the components, the posting on Facebook and decry it as acceptable, something to emulate. We all should have a vested interest in stopping scenarios like this lest we become the victims of the abused. Read More
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra In Shanghai (Chinese Version)

    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    The Philadelphia Orchestra In Shanghai (Chinese Version)
  • WOVENWAR Featuring AS I LAY DYING Forms and New Single Released

    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California-based metal act AS I LAY DYING have teamed up with vocalist Shane Blay (previously lead guitar/clean vocals in …Read More
  • Youku Tudou Beta Launches Interactive Entertainment Platform

    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Xingmen Will Enable Millions Of Fans To Directly Connect With Their Favorite Celebrities, Musicians, And Grassroots Talents
  • Such Sights Unleash New Video Single "In Her Name"

    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Sheffield’s (UK) punk fuelled alternative/metal outfit ‘Such Sights’ announce the release of their debut video single for ‘ In Her Name’. Taken from the bands infectiously appealing -‘Where Hell Begins’ EP, the young upcoming British …Read More
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  • Neil Young - debut of "Old Man" - Live at the Cellar Door

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

    lucky760 (/music/member/lucky760)
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
  • Alien_Concept Galaxy Level song by @Dag!

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

    Zawash (/music/member/Zawash)
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    A truly fun and *happy video from lovely Regina Spektor! :) "Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)" from Regina's album "What We Saw from the Cheap Seats".
  • Stunning F/A-18E Super Hornet cockpit and carrier footage

    fuzzyundies (/music/member/fuzzyundies)
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    The VFA-27 "Royal Maces" squadron of F/A-18E Super Hornets show off some beautiful footage taken from the cockpits and carrier deck and set it to awesome music.
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  • Deadmau5 Takes Issue With Arcade Fire’s EDM Jabs, Fires Shots On Twitter

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Arcade Fire have been pretty grumpy about dance music lately, which has led to the extremely popular DJ Deadmau5 lashing out on Twitter. This seems to be a response to something started a few weeks ago during the Arcade Fire’s headlining set at the first week of Coachella, when Win Butler shouted out “to all the bands playing instruments this weekend.” The next weekend, the band featured what seemed like a guest appearance by Daft Punk, but who were in fact impersonators playing a mangled and mockingly bad version of “Get Lucky.” Deadmau5 took to Twitter, asking…
  • Fleet Foxes Update: Robin Pecknold’s Going To College, Working On New Music

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    For anyone else who may have been wondering lately, “What the heck happened to Fleet Foxes?” we’ve got an answer for you. In an udpdate on the band’s Facebook page today, frontman Robin Pecknold explained to fans that he actually moved to New York a while back and enrolled at Columbia University as an undergrad. He also explains that he has been working on new music and that he’s excited for what comes next. Read the entire post below.Read More...
  • DJ Sprinkles Midtown 120 Blues Reissue Details

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    DJ Sprinkles, aka Terre Thaemlitz, had been DJing since the ’90s, but waited until late 2008 to finally release her first official album. That album, Midtown 120 Blues, wasn’t really noticed until 2009, but by the end of that year, it had left a massive impact on those who had heard it. In less than 12 months it cemented itself as one of the greatest electronic albums of the decade, and it’s not hard to hear why. Over nearly 80 minutes, Sprinkles examined deep house with an unprecedented vision and unflinching honesty, crafting a political statement that nonetheless won…
  • Duck Sauce – “NRG” Video

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:12 pm
    A-Track and Armand Van Helden of Duck Sauce inject their senses of humor into their entire collaboration, and the duo’s new infomercial-inspired video for “NRG” is no exception. While the group’s dance track plays, an infomercial (starring Jon Daly from Kroll Show!) demonstrates the many uses for a fake “Everything Gel” product. Surely some insane entrepreneur is already preparing such a product/infomercial to go to market right now, no? Watch below.Read More...
  • Q&A: Courtney Barnett On Her Much-Delayed Debut Album And Possibly Quitting Her Day Job

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Considering the amount of love and affection that’s been showered on Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett for the past few months, it seems kind of insane that her excellent debut, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, is only now getting a proper physical release here in the States. The record (if you haven’t managed to hear it already) is a 12-song exercise in masterly exposition — a bunch of story-songs that run the gamut from detailing a panic attack while gardening to masturbatory confessionals, all tossed off with the kind of casual aplomb that would be annoying…
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  • SiriusXM Paves The Way For Financial Maneuverability

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Lazy Farmer Boy

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

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

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

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

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

  • Check Out a Playlist of the Top 100 Paradise Garage Tracks

    XLR8R Magazine
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    Yesterday, Red Bull Music Academy published Peter Shapiro's Saturday Mass: Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage, a revealing character study of influential New York post-disco DJ Larry Levan. As an addendum, RBMA has shared a YouTube playlist of the "Top 100" tracks from Paradise Garage, the legendary club where Levan held a decade-long residency. read more
  • Wheez-ie Launches New Label with EP from DJ Rashad; Steam it Now

    XLR8R Magazine
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    Houston-based footwork technician Wheez-ie has announced the launch of his new label Southern Belle, set to start off with a new EP from juke maven DJ Rashad. read more
  • DJ Sprinkles to Release Deluxe Reissue of 'Midtown 120 Blues'

    XLR8R Magazine
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Back in 2009, Terre Thaemlitz—using her DJ Sprinkles alter-ego—released Midtown 120 Blues, a deep and strong reminder of house music's less glamorous roots as a soundtrack to the transgender sex worker bars of pre-Disneyfied Times Square. Now, five years later, Thaemlitz is re-releasing her iconic work as a deluxe CD-only reissue, which notably comes with a large newsprint poster of the LP's cover (pictured above). read more
  • Caltrop "Chunky Express"

    XLR8R Magazine
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Fledgling San Francisco label Jacktone released an ambitious 23-track compilation this week, simply titled Jacktone 002. Presented across two cassettes, the compilation highlights a number of budding production talents including Oakland resident Caltrop, whose jacking contribution to the collection, "Chunky Express," is featured here. read more
  • Watch Addison Groove Give an Extensive Tour of His Studio

    XLR8R Magazine
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    Bristol producer Addison Groove has shared a new look into his home studio, taking Music Radar around his compact space and going into detail on the ways in which his hardware and software work together. read more
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  • New Video: Tanner Patrick, “Satellites”

    Jeff Giles
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Tanner Patrick has two first names and looks like he fell out of an American Apparel catalog, so I’m sure a lot of you will want to hate him even before you sample the first pillowy strains of his new single, “Satellites.” But if you can move past your prejudices against artfully scruffy white dudes with perfect hair, you might appreciate how comfily Patrick snugs into the gap between shiny pop songsmiths like Andrew McMahon and Adam Young — and once you’ve listened to “Satellites” a time or three, you might find its adorably insistent chorus bouncing…
  • Alex Dezen Releases New “Bedhead Series” EP

    Jeff Giles
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Waiting for the next Damnwells record is always painful — especially when you know it’s so very close at hand — but this time around, lead singer/songwriter Alex Dezen has been kind enough to further whet our appetites for new tunes with a batch of EPs. Christened the Bedhead Series, Dezen’s latest project continues this week with the release of the descriptively titled 2/4, out now via Bandcamp. 2/4 contains three songs, including the moody seven-minute epic “Other People’s Drugs” (embedded below), “Not So Bad,” and “The Ballad of…
  • Stream Now: Miniature Tigers, “Oblivious”

    Jeff Giles
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    It sucks getting older and realizing you’re probably never going to have that big house and fancy car you dreamed about as a possession-obsessed tween, but when you have a great relationship and a few synths to soothe the pain, anything is possible. Just ask Miniature Tigers, whose new single “Oblivious” offers additional proof that you can effectively smother ennui under a catchy chorus and some cascading keyboard lines (the more, the better). It doesn’t hurt if you can throw in some drums that sound like 1987 while you’re at it. Stream “Oblivious”…
  • Comrades Podcast: Episode 9, “New Car”

    Scott Malchus Jeff Marsick
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    This week’s especial Easter edition of Comrades features an in depth discussion of Christianity and its effect on the Soviet spy circa 1982. Not! Instead it’s another hour plus discussion of The Americans, the brilliant FX series about two KGB agents living undercover in Reagan-era America. This week’s emotional episode of The Americans found Phillip splurging on a sweet Z28, and Henry getting caught playing Intellivision. Whether or not Jeff and Scott were able to capture that emotion in their podcast is for you to decide. Let us know in the comments below, or by visiting…
  • MINI-ALBUM REVIEW: Broken Gold, “Residency At Hundo Beach”

    Rob Ross
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    This six-song mini-album comes courtesy of Austin’s Broken Gold, which is the brainchild of Ian MacDougall, who is both the frontman and main writer.  There’s a very warm and lush sense of controlled chaos in these songs; as if My Bloody Valentine had been given the proper restraint and allowed the melodies to not be overwhelmed by the noise.  Here, the noise is not a distraction but an enhancement. Opening track “Teeth” has (and this is the word of the day) melody, structure and a sense of completeness.  “Dirty Vodka” reminds me of something Sugar may…
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    The KEXP Blog

  • Live Review: Nickel Creek at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC 4/17/14

    Jacob Webb
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    photos Benjamin Hines (view set) If there has been a moment where the now-common phenomena of massive reunion tours jumped the shark, it was in January, when Outkast announced that they’d be getting back together for the express purpose of playing their storied catalog at 40 festivals. More so than Pavement, My Bloody Valentine, or even the Pixies (arguably the first band to significantly benefit from the current festival-based reunion trek model), Outkast’s reunion has drawn more public attention than any other critically-revered act, and playing an undeniably financially…
  • Wednesday Music News

    Janice Headley
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    photo by Brittney Bollay Pour yourself a big bowl of sugary cereal and sit down for the new video from tUnE-yArDs, inspired by the beloved ’80s Saturday Morning Show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. Watch Merrill Garbus romp around this magical setting in the track “Water Fountain,” from the upcoming release Nikki Nack, out May 6th on 4AD. [Pitchfork] Nashville artist Torres (aka Mackenzie Scott) has teamed up with two KEXP faves for her new single “New Skin”: The War On Drugs and Sharon Van Etten. The track was recorded for Philadelphia non-profit Weathervane…
  • KEXP Presents: Sonic Reducer 10th Anniversary Celebration Benefit @ Highline 5/1

    Susan Hood
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    The lyrics “Sonic Reducer, ain’t no loser” never rang so true — celebrate Sonic Reducer’s 10th Anniversary with hosts Brian Foss, Nick Turner and Mr. West! KEXP’s Sonic Reducer showcases the best in local, national, and international punk and hardcore, with short, fast and loud songs every Saturday night from 9 pm to Midnight. The celebration takes place at Highline Bar on May 1st, ten years to the day of the first Sonic Reducer broadcast, with headliners Fe Fi Fo Fums reuniting to play their first live show in seven years, Coconut Coolouts, Deep Creep, Wimps,…
  • Live Video: San Fermin

    Matt Pritchard
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    photo by Bebe Labree Besch (view set) By taking their name from the annual festival held in Pamplona, Spain, San Fermin presents their musical philosophy outright. Like the running of the bulls, San Fermin’s music bewilders, delights, and intimidates. Surprisingly, the Brookyln-based Baroque-poppers have only released one album, San Fermin, on Downtown Records. Yet, despite arising in 2011, the band has already received impressive critical acclaim from reputable sources like NPR, Pitchfork, The New York Times, and Billboard. Perhaps its their doggedness that makes them so great.
  • Song of the Day: Jimi Goodwin - Oh! Whiskey

    Jacob Webb
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    photo by Matt Norman Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Oh! Whiskey” by Jimi Goodwin from the 2014 album Odludek on PIAS. Jimi Goodwin - Oh! Whiskey (MP3) The hearty voice and singular songwriting of Jimi Goodwin has carried on in the Mancunian singer’s career all the way from its beginnings…
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    Create Digital Music

  • How Gloves and Wearable Tech Could Change Music Performance: In Depth with Imogen Heap and Team

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

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

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

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

    Drew Beringer
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:32 pm
    If you're a Say Anything fan, you might want to pay attention tomorrow.
  • Random Interview - Vain & Valor

    Zac Djamoos
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Vain & Valor filled out our random interview; check it out. Our very first weekender I was locked outside of the van half naked in the middle of nowhere at 3am. It was hilarious for everyone inside the van I'm sure, but for me it was one of those "Mom get me a grey hound ticket. I'm coming home!" moments.
  • Chat: Copeland

    Keagan Ilvonen
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:51 pm
    The guys from Copeland will be chatting in this thread at 8pm EST. It's been over five years since the band released new music, so make it worth their while. Ask them about their new album, Ixora, what they've been up to over the past couple years with their side projects, the band's future and more. And when the chat's over, be sure to head over to their webstore and pre-order the new album.
  • Deadmau5 Isn't Cool With Arcade Fire's EDM Digs

    Jason Tate
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Deadmau5 seemed to take issue with Arcade Fire throwing a few jabs EDM's way the past few weeks. During their Coachella set, Win Butler shouted out "to all the bands playing instruments this weekend" -- and the replies via Twitter from Deadmau5 range from, "arcade fire needs to settle down. some dudes devote their lives to instruments, others to electronic composition by cpu, dafuqs yer problem?" to "inb4 some fucking hipster throws a hackeysack at me." This is way cooler than when I get called out by disgraced band members on my Facebook page.
  • Sloss Minor (featuring Andy Jackson) Post New Video for "Duffle Bag"

    Jason Tate
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Sloss Minor, formerly known as Death In The Park and featuring Andy Jackson from Hot Rod Circuit, have released their debut music video for the song "Duffle Bag" -- it's in the replies. It comes from their newly released album, G Major Neutral Zero, available now on iTunes. Submitted by duhpizza
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  • RZA Says Raekwon Dispute Has 30 Days To Be Resolved Or There May Be No New Wu-Tang Clan Album (VIDEO)

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    (AllHipHop News) The back and forth internal disagreements and year long drama from the Wu-Tang Clan has now been given an artificial timeline. During a recent interview with SI Now, RZA gave Raekwon approximately 30 days to resolve his issues and get on board or risk not being on the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album A Better Tomorrow. [ALSO CHECK OUT: RZA Says New Wu-Tang Clan Album Should Have “No Money or Business Involved” + MORE (VIDEO)] RZA informed The Breakfast Club yesterday (April 22nd) that the only scenario in which the Wu-Tang Clan release an album without Raekwon is if all…
  • Pharrell Is Releasing A New Book Online Tomorrow

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    (AllHipHop News) Happy people are usually generous by nature. Pharrell is planning on releasing a new, untitled book online tomorrow (April 24th). Pharrell announced the release date for the album after supposedly finishing it this past Monday on his personal Twitter account. Pharrell gave very little details, but did reveal that the book will be readable online: Happy…just finished my new book. You can only read it online. I’ll tweet the link on Thursday. Hope you enjoy. — Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) April 21, 2014 Pharrell’s last book, Pharrell: Places and Spaces…
  • Kidnapper Frees 9 Year Old Boy After The Boy Sings One Gospel Song (VIDEO)

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    (AllHipHop News) There are times in this cynical world of missing planes and growing national deficits that something truly extraordinary happens to restore our faith in humanity. Earlier this month, a kidnapped nine year old boy was released by his kidnapper after he kept singing one gospel song. Nine-year-old Willie Myrick from Atlanta, Georgia was kidnapped earlier this month from his driveway and driven around for over three hours. During the three hour ordeal, Myrick sang Hezekiah Walker’s “Every Priase”. According to Myrick, he was eventually released following his…
  • Leaked Video Shows Vybz Kartel Laughing At Friends Discussing Murdering People In Church (VIDEO)

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    (AllHipHop News) Less than three weeks ago, Vybz Kartel was sentenced to life in prison over the murder of dancehall artist Clive “Lizard” Williams. Yesterday (April 21st), videos have surfaced from the allegedly the night of Williams’ murder and candid video of Vybz laughing at murder stories from his friends. Vybz Kartel appealed the ruling on April 17th, two weeks after his sentencing. The same day, UrbanIslandz obtained leaked footage of what allegedly is from Vybz Kartel’s home in Kingston, Jamaica the night of Williams’ murder. In the video one man can be…
  • EXCLUSIVE: Lil Bibby Explains His “King of New York” Tweet, Picks Jay Z Over Drake + More (VIDEO)

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    (AllHipHop News) Lil Bibby has been one of the most talked about newcomers since he screenshot a direct message of Drake calling him and Lil Herb “the future” last April.The 19 year old gruff Chicago MC spoke EXCLUSIVELY with AllHipHop about his upcoming EP The Book, who would be the best co-sign and which side he’s picking in Jay Z vs. Drake. Bibby told XXL that meeting Drake “scared him” when he first met him last year, because the Toronto superstar told him he was waiting on his new project. While Bibby admits that Drake is his favorite rapper, he not only…
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    Tracksounds (The Blog)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Streaming The Analog Affair’s new spacey summer single

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    This evening the Tribeca Film Festival will host the premiere of director Mike Fleiss's The Other One - The Long, Strange Trip Of Bob Weir - a new documentary about the Grateful Dead/Furthur guitarist. Weir is expected to perform after the screening at BMCC Tribeca PAC in New York City. Rolling Stone posted a preview of the flick, which features interviews with Sammy Hagar, Phil Lesh and many others. Check out the trailer for The Other One - The Long, Strange Trip Of Bob Weir:
  • Robin Pecknold Shares Fleet Foxes Update

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Next week will mark three years since Fleet Foxes released their sophomore studio album, Helplessness Blues. For those hoping the next Fleet Foxes tour and album are in the works, a new Facebook post on the band's page makes it seem as if neither will be happening any time soon. Robin Pecknold penned the post to give fans an update about the status of Fleet Foxes. Pecknold appears to be focusing on campus life as a student at Columbia in NYC, but the good news is that he's "working on songs." Here's the full text of the update: For anyone who's curious, this is a short Fleet Foxes update…
  • Jeff Austin To Depart Yonder Mountain String Band

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Yonder Mountain String Band have just put up a post on Facebook announcing the departure of mandolin player Jeff Austin. The band will continue on with special guests throughout the rest of the year and will have a new permanent lineup in 2015. Austin will focus on his solo career moving forward. Yonder played a number of shows without Jeff earlier this year after the birth of his daughter. Here's the full text of the announcement: Yonder Mountain String Band is all about family, and through the support of our family of fans, we have been able to play music for you for the past 15 years. We…
  • Photos | Leftover Salmon | Denver

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Images By: Michael Kaiz Leftover Salmon :: 4.20.14 :: Cervante's Masterpiece - Outdoors :: Denver, CO 4/20/14 - Leftover Salmon @ Cervantes' Masterpiece - Outside (Denver, CO) View Photos JamBase | Burning Down The Joint Jam Go See Live Music!
  • Cover Alert | American Babies Tackle War On Drugs

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    One Philadelphia-based band paid tribute to another Philly band on Saturday night at Underground Arts in the City Of Brotherly Love, when American Babies covered "Red Eyes" by The War On Drugs. "Red Eyes" was the first single off The War On Drugs's recently-released Lost in the Dream LP. American Babies laid down their version of the track as part of the final show of their extensive National Tour. Tommy Hamilton of the Babies has a bit of a connection with The War On Drugs as he produced former member Kurt Vile's solo demos way back in the early '00s. Take a listen to American Babies's cover…
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  • Nas Confirms Album In The Works: 'I Found It'

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    MC talks about linking up with Timbaland, Swizz Beatz and more on his latest. By Adam Fleischer With all of the fanfare surrounding the 20th anniversary of Nas' Illmatic last week, you could almost forget that he still makes new music, too. Almost. But fear not: a new album is fully in the works, and Esco has been in with some super producers to get it ready. "I started working with [Timbaland], I want to say a year and a half ago," Nas told NPR . "I think it was the same year I dropped my last album, Life is Good, [in 2012]. I started with Tim and it felt really powerful." Yet, as powerful…
  • Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis Welcome Son: See His First Pic

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:48 am
    Otis Alexander Sudeikis 'left the building' this week. By Emily Blake Photo: Twitter Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are parents! The couple welcomed their first son together this week. The 30-year-old actress confirmed the news on Twitter on Wednesday (April 23), writing, "Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the building! (I'm the building)." She also shared a black-and-white photo of her cuddling her newborn son. This is the first child for both actors. They announced their pregnancy back in October, nine months after Sudeikis proposed. Ladies and gentlemen, Otis…
  • Rita Ora Says Ripping Off Zac Efron's Shirt Was Totally Spontaneous

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:09 am
    Never one to let us down, Rita reveals why she stripped Zac Efron at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.By John Walker Zac Efron accepts the award for Best Shirtless Performance at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards Photo: Getty Images Remember that time when Rita Ora channeled the desires of everyone ever and heroically ripped Zac Efron's shirt off at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, thus liberating his flawlessly manscaped chesticles from their cottony tomb? Oh, the visual is tattooed on the inside of your eyelids because #NEVERFORGET, too? Cool. Well, I got the chance to interview Rita recently, so this was…
  • RZA Gives Raekwon An Ultimatum

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Wu-Tang brothers continue to quarrel over A Better Tomorrow. By Adam Fleischer Photo: Sports Illustrated The Wu-Tang Clan inner drama is continuing to boil, and there's a deadline on getting it all sorted out. "The album is slated to come out in July," RZA told Sports Illustrated, referencing A Better Tomorrow. "If we don't come to terms [with Raekwon], I think, within the next 30 days, then this will either be an album without Raekwon or an album that never sees the light of day. And that's a very strong potential." The project, which has been in the works for some time now, would be the…
  • 14 Moments We Loved From '13 Going On 30,' 10 Years Ago

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Happy 23rd birthday, Jenna!By Kase Wickman Photo: Sony Happy 23rd birthday, Jenna! If the protagonist of Jennifer Garner's "13 Going On 30" wasn't a fictional character (what?!), today would mark her official entrance into her mid-20s. Yes, "13 Going On 30" came out 10 years ago today. On April 23, 2004, the world changed forever, all as the result of some magic dust, a game of Seven Minutes in Heaven gone awry and one terribly taglined magazine article. (Nobody is pulling readers by talking about how great it is to be 30, though kudos to 12-going-on-13-year-old Jenna for reading rags so far…
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  • SEVENDUST's 'Time Travelers & Bonfires' Cracks U.S. Top 20

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    SEVENDUST acoustic album, "Time Travelers & Bonfires", sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Time Travelers & Bonfires" was made available on April 15 via 7Bros. Records, in conjunction with ADA Label Services. On April 1, they hit the road for their first U.S. headlining tour of the year, entitled "An Evening With Sevendust", which kicked off in Athens, Georgia at the Georgia Theatre. It's their first acoustic trek since 2004, when they were touring in support of their second album, "Seasons", and…
  • MAX CAVALERA Talks To Latvia's (Audio)

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Latvia's web site recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, KILLER BE KILLED). You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. SOULFY's ninth album, "Savages", was released on October 1, 2013 via SOULFLY's new label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced by Terry Date, who is known for his work with such acts as PANTERA, DEFTONES and SOUNDGARDEN, among many others. Guest vocal appearances on "Savages" include SOULFLY bass player Tony Campos, CLUTCH's Neil Fallon, NAPALM DEATH's Mitch Harris,…
  • ALICE IN CHAINS To Be Spotlighted In 'Guitar Center Sessions' Episode In August

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    Guitar Center, the world's largest retailer of musical instruments and equipment, and DirecTV, one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services, will spotlight ALICE IN CHAINS in the award-winning music series Guitar Center Sessions on August 3 on DirecTV's Audience Network (Channel 239). Guitar Center Sessions features exclusive performances and intimate, enlightening conversations conducted by revered musical tastemaker Nic Harcourt. Guitar Center Sessions presented by JBL will begin airing Sunday, May 4. Now in its landmark eighth season, Guitar Center…
  • GRAVE DIGGER: 'Return Of The Reaper' Track Listing Revealed

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER will release their 1th studio album, "Return Of The Reaper", via Napalm Records on the following dates: July 11: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Benelux July 16: Spain, Sweden, Norway July 14: Rest of Europe July 15: USA, Canada The "Return Of The Reaper" cover artwork (see below) was created by Gyula Havancsák of Hjules Illustration And Design, who has been responsible for all GRAVE DIGGER artwork since 2004's "The Last Supper". The CD was recorded at Principal Studios (KREATOR, IN EXTREMO, GRAVE DIGGER) in Senden, Germany. GRAVE DIGGER vocalist…
  • JUDAS PRIEST To Reveal First Details Of Their New Studio Album Next Week?

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have launched a countdown suggesting that they will reveal more information about their much-anticipated new studio album in five days via their official web site, Speaking to Artisan News at last month's VIP listening party for the Ronnie James Dio tribute album "This Is Your Life" and awards gala at the Avalon in Hollywood, California, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford stated about the band's new CD: "The record is finished; it's absolutely finished as of today." He added: "It's a relief. It's a relief because whenever PRIEST makes an…
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  • Barbie Live-Action Comedy in the Works From Sony, Mattel

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Who says Barbie couldn't possibly resemble a real woman? The iconic flaxen-haired doll will be the namesake of a live-action comedy sometime in the near future according to Los Angeles Times Production on the film will begin at the end of the year Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll Made for Charity The film...
  • RZA Gives Raekwon 30-Day Ultimatum to Agree to Terms for Wu-Tang Album

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Wu-Tang verbal sparring between RZA and Raekwon continued on Wednesday with RZA telling Sports Illustrated (via Stereogum) that the rapper has 30 days to come to an agreement or risk not being on the group's upcoming album A Better Tomorrow 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time "CREAM"  "The album is...
  • Jodie Foster Marries Girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Jodie Foster married her girlfriend photographer Alexandra Hedison this past weekend The couple began dating sometime last summer according to E! Online The 10 Dumbest Things Ever Said About Same-Sex Marriage In addition to Hedison's photography career which has included showings New York and Los Angeles she too has acted Most prominently...
  • Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray's Widow Recalls Grim Final Days in Court

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray recalled his grim final days while giving court testimony against the masked musician's sometime doctor Daniel Baldi this week The doctor is currently on trial for the deaths of Gray and eight others stemming from involuntary manslaughter charges that he had been careless...
  • Ralph Steadman's Visions of Fear and Loathing

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Ralph Steadman was an underground London cartoonist in 1970 when he flew to the US for the first time to cover the Kentucky Derby for a small periodical He was paired with a writer that his editor said once worked with the Hells Angels "The rest of that day blurs...
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  • RZA Gives Raekwon 30-Day Ultimatum to Agree to Terms for Wu-Tang Album

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Wu-Tang verbal sparring between RZA and Raekwon continued on Wednesday with RZA telling Sports Illustrated (via Stereogum) that the rapper has 30 days to come to an agreement or risk not being on the group's upcoming album A Better Tomorrow 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time "CREAM"  "The album is...
  • Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray's Widow Recalls Grim Final Days in Court

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray recalled his grim final days while giving court testimony against the masked musician's sometime doctor Daniel Baldi this week The doctor is currently on trial for the deaths of Gray and eight others stemming from involuntary manslaughter charges that he had been careless...
  • The Black Keys Headed to 'Saturday Night Live'

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    The Black Keys will serve as Saturday Night Live's musical guest on May 10th just three days prior to the release of their eighth studio album Turn Blue The episode hosted by Charlize Theron will feature tracks from that Danger Mouse-produced LP and may include the psychedelic slow-jam "Turn Blue" and the hypnotic...
  • Ryan Lewis Offers Support for Mother's HIV Campaign

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Following a breakout year of Grammy awards and chart-topping singles Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are using their elevated platform to spread awareness for a good cause The duo are speaking out about the 30/30 Project – created by Lewis' mother Julie – which aims to create worldwide healthcare facilities in...
  • Morrissey's Seal-Killing Screed 'Ignorant,' Says Canadian Politician

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    After Morrissey declared Canada "fashionably dead" for supporting the killing of baby seals earlier this week the target of his screed – the country's Federal Fisheries Minster Gail Shea – has fired back via a spokesperson She said that Morrissey's comments reveal a "total ignorance of the Canadian seal hunt" according...
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  • Barbie Live-Action Comedy in the Works From Sony, Mattel

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Who says Barbie couldn't possibly resemble a real woman? The iconic flaxen-haired doll will be the namesake of a live-action comedy sometime in the near future according to Los Angeles Times Production on the film will begin at the end of the year Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll Made for Charity The film...
  • RZA Gives Raekwon 30-Day Ultimatum to Agree to Terms for Wu-Tang Album

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Wu-Tang verbal sparring between RZA and Raekwon continued on Wednesday with RZA telling Sports Illustrated (via Stereogum) that the rapper has 30 days to come to an agreement or risk not being on the group's upcoming album A Better Tomorrow 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time "CREAM"  "The album is...
  • Jodie Foster Marries Girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Jodie Foster married her girlfriend photographer Alexandra Hedison this past weekend The couple began dating sometime last summer according to E! Online The 10 Dumbest Things Ever Said About Same-Sex Marriage In addition to Hedison's photography career which has included showings New York and Los Angeles she too has acted Most prominently...
  • Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray's Widow Recalls Grim Final Days in Court

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray recalled his grim final days while giving court testimony against the masked musician's sometime doctor Daniel Baldi this week The doctor is currently on trial for the deaths of Gray and eight others stemming from involuntary manslaughter charges that he had been careless...
  • Ralph Steadman's Visions of Fear and Loathing

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Ralph Steadman was an underground London cartoonist in 1970 when he flew to the US for the first time to cover the Kentucky Derby for a small periodical He was paired with a writer that his editor said once worked with the Hells Angels "The rest of that day blurs...
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  • Lee Bannon – BLOOD/LINE

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

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

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

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

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
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  • Tinariwen :: Chaghaybou (New Video)

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

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

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

    Satisfied '75
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    “Dark Days”– the first taste from Jolie Holland’s upcoming LP, Wine Dark Sea, out next month via Anti Records. Both it and a cheap-o used copy of Neil Young’s Live Rust, that I recently re-bought, have lived side by side on my car’s passenger seat the past month. And in contrast to Holland’s previous output, […]
  • Graeme Allwright :: Je Perds Ou Bien Je Gagne (1968)

    Satisfied '75
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    1968 French language rendering of Jackson C. Frank’s “Blues Run The Game“, courtesy of Graeme Allwright. Frank’s haunting, Paul Simon produced, 1965 debut was reissued earlier this year via Earth Recordings. And if you’re not familiar with Frank, you may remedy that, here. Graeme Allwright :: Je Perds Ou Bien Je Gagne
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  • Tombs release "Edge of Darkness" from new LP (listen)

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    by Doug Moore Tombs at Union Pool in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro) We've been excited to hear the new album by NYC black metal genre-melders Tombs since the dust settled on their amazing 2011 effort Path of Totality, but especially so after the band played most of their new disc Savage Gold straight through at a Brooklyn gig last fall. Savage Gold sounded good then, and it sounds good now. Tombs have released the first single from the album, "Edge of Darkness" -- you can stream it below. Unsurprisingly, the band have chosen to lead off with a banger; check out the suffocating death/thrash riff…
  • Echo & the Bunnymen Irving Plaza shows on BrooklynVegan presale (password HERE)

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    As discussed, Echo & the Bunnymen are going on a tour this year which hits NYC for two nights at Irving Plaza (August 16 & 17). Tickets for those shows go on an exclusive BrooklynVegan presale today at 10 AM. Password: "METEORITES." If you miss out on getting tickets in the presale, there's also Live Nation/Music Geeks presales starting Thursday (4/24) at 10 AM, and the general on-sale starts Friday (4/25) at 10 AM. Continue reading "Echo & the Bunnymen Irving Plaza shows on BrooklynVegan presale (password HERE)" at brooklynvegan
  • Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Iamsu & more on 'Under the Influence of Music' 2014 tour (dates)

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    Wiz Khalifa on 2013 'Under the Influence of Music' tour (more by Tim Griffin) The 'Under the Influence of Music' hip hop tour that Wiz Khalifa co-headlined with A$AP Rocky last year will return to North America this summer. Wiz (the tour's founder) plays again, this time with Young Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Sage the Gemini, IAMSU! and DJ Drama. The tour hits the NYC-area for shows on July 31 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and August 3 at PNC Bank Arts Center. Tickets for the whole tour go on sale Friday (4/25) at 10 AM with Ticketmaster/Facebook/Live Nation presales…
  • What's going on Wednesday? (Factory Floor, Patti Smith, Fear of Men, Courtney Barnett, July Talk, Greg Ashley & more)

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Factory Floor @ 285 Kent, Dec. 2013 (more by PSquared) Fear of Men @ Rough Trade RSD14 (more by Amanda Hatfield) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Factory Floor, Protect-U @ MHOW Rooted in Detroit techno and acid, Factory Floor bring a stark, post-punk outlook to their sound. Don't expect an exact representation of the album tonight -- the band rip up their songs live, with live drums and electronics played on the fly. Acid Mothers Temple, Perhaps @ Mercury Lounge Veteran Japanaese psych band Acid Mothers Temple are stopping…
  • Electric Zoo returning to Randall's Island this year w/ drug-sniffing dogs, patdowns, & plainclothes security (also music)

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    by Wyatt Marshall Fans at Electric Zoo 2011 (more by Leia Jospe) Electric Zoo may be going to Mexico, but it turns out the EDM fest will also be returning to NYC over Labor Day weekend (Aug 29 - 31) at Randall's Island. But things will be a little different this year thanks to the two drug-related deaths (not to mention one reported case of sexual assault and 31 arrests) which cancelled the third day of the 2014 edition. The Wall Street Journal reports the safety measures at Electric Zoo this year are pretty all-encompassing. The new security measures will include drug-sniffing dogs…
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  • Let’s Celebrate Racist Politicians

    Harmon Leon
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Do you know what’s my favorite kind of racist? It’s the type of racist that holds a public office. Like a politician, for example. (Aside: My second favorite type of racist is the kind who markets to children, such as white supremacists in Virginia who resorted to putting racist messages in Easter eggs — for the kids! Parents in Henrico County found eggs containing messages like “Diversity = white genocide” and “Mass immigration and forced assimilation of non-whites into our lands is genocide.” Yes, an Easter egg hunt, Klan-style.) EnterMarionville (population 2,250) Mayor…
  • Art On Hollywood Boulevard

    Susan Michals
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Hollywood was always about the movie business and to be honest, it always will be synonymous with everything entertainment. For a lack of a better word — and tonally on point for California — there’s been a seismic shift on the art world Richter scale as to what the city has to offer from a fine art point of view. Artists are moving in droves to California from NYC, not being able to afford an apartment let alone a studio. Pop up art shows abound from Downtown to Santa Monica. And LACMA’s annual Art + Film Gala draws more celebrities than the Academy Awards. Innovation and…
  • Tamaryn Diary: NOTHING

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    My absolute favorite album to be released so far this year is Nothing’s ‘Guilty of Everything’. They played at Rough Trade NYC for Record Store Day and killed everybody dead, then had some drinks… “IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU” Domenic ‘Nicky’ Palermo Brandon Setta  (I didn’t get one picture of Kyle Kimball the drummer because he was shirtless and I had to get up real close with my little point and shoot camera… That would of been weird. Check out his other band ‘Night Sins’ though.) Nick Bassett has his own project…
  • See Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska in New Stills From David Cronenberg’s ‘Map to the Stars’

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    Last week we learned that David Cronenberg’s highly-anticipated Map to the Stars would be having a premiere at Cannes come May. And as a director known for his visually-striking and mind-melding thrillers whose sexual power is always bathed in grotesque horror, his latest feature looks to tickle all of our Cronenberg fantasies. As we’ve noted previously: Featuring Pattinson once again—looking like he just stepped out off the set of Cosmopolis—alongside Mia Wasikowska, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Sarah Gadon, and Olivia Williams for a psychologically unnerving family  drama. Cusak…
  • Tribeca Film Festival After Dark

    Steve Lewis
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Olivia Thirlby and Anton Yelchin at the 5 to 7 party at STK.   The Tribeca Film Festival swirls around us and I am taking time to catch the wave. There are so many films, so many parties and so many celebrities that it almost feels like LA…OMG not. Parties are invariably RSVP, so you might, err you must, have to hustle an invite, and I’m not going to help you with that. I got my own problems. On my list of things to do is tonight’s premier party for Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens’ Land Ho! at Super Suite STK Downtown (26 Little West 12th Street.) I was out of town for…
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  • Beatswitch Raises $345,000 for a Concert and Festival Management Platform…

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

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

    Ari Herstand
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Come on Ford. Get your act together. I play a lot of fly out dates. I get flown out all over the country to play colleges fairly often. This gives me an opportunity to test drive a lot of new (rental) cars. My last two outings I had a Ford Focus and a Ford Fusion Hybrid. Probably 2013s. Both had USB inputs with Microsoft’s voice activated SYNC program. It sucks. As does the location of the USB input. It’s in the center arm rest! Now, this doesn’t seem like it would be an issue to the design team or the board, but to the user, it’s a serious one. Most people use their…
  • Thievery Corporation Closes Their Label Because of Streaming…

    Paul Resnikoff
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    Thievery Corporation is still making music.  But they’re not making anyone else’s music anymore.  From an interview with GigaOM this week… ____________________________________ GigaOM: The internet has increased the size of your audience. There’s a lot more people who are aware of you, your group and your label worldwide, right? Rob Garza, Thievery Corporation: ”It’s interesting you bring that up. One of the things that has happened through that… “It’s not so much the awareness that has triggered it, but we’ve basically, essentially shut down the…
  • The Top 10 Record Store Day Exclusive Vinyl Albums and Singles…

    Nina Ulloa
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    I recently posted percentages from Record Store Day that reveal how much the day boosts sales for independent record stores. Vinyl sales were especially high, up over 2000 percent from a regular business day. Vinyl accounted for 74 percent of all sales. These stats were tracked by BuzzAngle Music, a new analytics service. BuzzAngle has also provided a list of the top RSD exclusive vinyl albums and singles sold at indie stores. This list shows some of the most in-demand releases, but there were also a lot of limited-run releases (such as the 500-copy Banks Remixes EP I got).  Some of these…
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  • Coachella 2014: Weekend 2, Day 2

    Annie Lesser
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    If Friday at Coachella was for the Queens of Rock, those who meandered to the main stages on Saturday realized soon that this was the day for the Kings of Electronic. Galantis played their second show ever. That’s right—the two weekends of Coachella where they played the prime 9:35pm spot at the Gobi tent, were Christian Karlsson (of Miike Snow) and Linus Eklow’s first shows together, ever. And while it may have been partially due to all the free cat masks they handed out before the show, the audience loved them. Fatboy Slim amazed his audience by making it snow on them…
  • Listen: PANES – “Bones Without You”

    Gennaro Aliperti
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The relatively green London duo PANES is prepping a debut self-titled EP for Smalltown Supersound imprint Brown Rice. Vocalist Tyson McVey (whose mother happens to be Neneh Cherry) and producer Shaun Savage teamed up to create this dreamy synth-pop project, which sonically aligns with Phantogram and Weeknight, but with slightly more chill swag. They’ve shared their first single, Bones Without You, a velvety electronic take on R&B, with glittery bells chiming along in the background. Listen to the smooth track below.   The post Listen: PANES – “Bones Without You”…
  • Listen: Joey Bada$$ – “Mr. Wonderful”

    Anna Batt
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Joey Bada$$ – Photo via Facebook So apparently, Brooklyn boom-bap enthusiast Joey Bada$$ is a huge fan of MMA fighting. His new song, Mr. Wonderful, is a track completely devoted to UFC light heavyweight fighter Phil Davis. The buffed-up ode will be used as Davis’s entrance music before his fight against Anthony Johnson this Saturday. The beat comes courtesy of Kirk Knight, and it’s muted and strange, like an old car starting up or alien morse code. Though the track is only two minutes long, there’s a takeaway here: Phil Davis is a tough mofo and he will absolutely…
  • Listen: Hercules And Love Affair – “I Try To Talk To You” Feat. John Grant

    Gennaro Aliperti
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:17 pm
    We’ve been hearing a lot lately from Andy Butler’s project, Hercules And Love Affair, in anticipation of the release of the group’s studio effort, The Feast Of The Broken Heart, out May 26 via Moshi Moshi. We boogied to the single Do You Feel The Same and got down to its B-side, Raid, before plugging into Working Miracles. Now the collective has teamed up with John Grant for this trance-inducing, shimmery single, I Try To Talk To You. Grant’s richly smooth lower register paired with a scintillating beat makes for a powerful house banger.   The post Listen: Hercules And Love…
  • Listen: PAWS – “Owls Talons Clenching My Heart”

    Anna Batt
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    PAWS – Photo by Martin Baker The great thing about PAWS’ new track, Owls Talons Clenching My Heart, is its honesty. Despite the track’s super poetic title, the lyrics are simple and confused: “And I feel bad, because you’ll be mad/and that’ll make you sad/and I don’t want to make you sad.” It reads like a note written in the middle of the night from one lover (or ex-lover) to another. The echo-y nature of the vocals captivates and invites you to snuggle into its warmth. Listen to the track (via Stereogum) below, and anticipate some mixed emotions.  …
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  • Paul Weller Blasts Record Store Day Racketeers

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

    Danny Eccleston
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Americana-hued confessions by Virginia’s self-confessed relationship “asshole”. The post EELS – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett appeared first on MOJO.
  • PREMIERE: Unreleased Track By Lost Psych Legends Ramases

    Danny Eccleston
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    This Was The World heralds posthumous revival for the heating engineer turned ancient Egyptian rock god. The post PREMIERE: Unreleased Track By Lost Psych Legends Ramases appeared first on MOJO.
  • 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.
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  • News : Coachella 2014: Weekend Two: Redemption Island
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    "Last week the desert got me, but not this time!" Pharrell Williams looked out on the enormous crowd that erupted in hoots and cheers as he declared his victory against the fickle Indio weather. "You ready to have fun?" he shouted. Once again, the almost unmanageably large congregation unanimously approved Williams' newfound confidence as he strutted across the casually-named "Outdoor Stage" on Saturday night. After a series of disappointing technical difficulties and a weak voice during the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music + Arts Festival, the beloved…
  • Contests : Win A Copy Of Jake Bugg’s Record Store Day Live EP
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
      The weekend brought us some great new music for Record Store Day and we're excited to be giving out one of those new releases to some lucky winners! One of favorite up-and-coming singer-songwriters, Jake Bugg, released an EP, Live At Silver Platters, recorded at his Seattle, WA show earlier this year.   Live At Silver Platters includes four acoustic tracks from both his albums, Jake Bugg and Shangri-La. The songs showcase Bugg's talent and capture the beauty of his live shows. It's a perfect record to add to any music collection and it could be yours if you enter…
  • Media : WATCH: Prides #STANDFORSOMETHING in Austin with Dr. Martens
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
      In honor of Dr. Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING campaign, Scottish synth-pop trio Prides stopped by Bar 96 in Austin for a stripped-down performance of their booming, anthemic single, “The Seeds You Sow.” Enjoy at
  • Media : WATCH: Black Lips Pull The Strings in “Funny” Video
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:36 am
    Get More:   The Black Lips’ new video for “Funny” features the band jamming out with some interesting co-stars—the puppets of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, a classic Los Angeles landmark. Enjoy at
  • News : FESTIVAL WATCH: Austin City Limits Announces 2014 Lineup With Beck, Belle & Sebastian + More
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
      With Coachella 2014 past us (even if we are still washing the dirt out of our clothing and trying to regain our hearing), we here at FILTER are ready for the full season of music festivals. Thankfully, one of our favorites, Austin City Limits Festival, can help us extend the season well into the fall.   This morning ACL Fest announced the stacked lineup for their two-weekend bash with headliners: Eminem, OutKast and Beck, and amazing FILTER favorite inclusions of Belle & Sebastian, The Replacements, St. Vincent, Spoon, Phantogram, Jenny Lewis and more. You now know exactly…
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  • Band Of Drones: Flying Robots Make Impressive Musical Debut [VIDEO]

    Bruce Houghton
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    KMel Robotics has created a team of flying robots called hexrotors that play music in a unusual ways: playing a custom single string guitar hooked up to an electric guitar amp, drums hit using a deconstructed piano action, and there are bells. Lots of bells. The Verge aptly dubbed them The Band Of Drones. 
  • Are You Psychologically Suited For Success In The Music Industry?

    Clyde Smith
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    A recurring theme of business writers is the topic of personal psychology and success. Often this comes in the form of looking at an aggregate sample of successful entrepreneurs, figuring out top psychological traits and saying you need to be this or that personality type to succeed. Yet research into entrepreneurship has repeatedly shown that successful business people have all sorts of personality types. A recent post at Diy Music Biz looks instead at what musicians must do to succeed leaving the door open for a wide range of personality types. Sure, there are personality types that are…
  • How To Get Gigs That Make You Money

    Laura Schneider
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Getting and performing gigs is a critical part of any musicians career. Live shows gives you a unique opportunity to interact with your fans and share your music with new audiences. Good faith gigs are great, but paying gigs are better. How do you get the gigs that make you money? Shaun Letang cracks the code on Join the conversation. Learn when to play free gigs, three alternative ways to make money from gigging, what gigs earn best, and how to get them. "Some gig types have a few revenue sources you can tap into, while others tend to be hard to make money from. So today…
  • YouTube Accidentally Reveals Top 1% Of Music Channels In New Google Preferred Lineup

    Clyde Smith
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    As YouTube continues its long disruptive trek to replace broadcast tv, among other things, they've been developing what could be called a hits strategy. They're starting to run tv ads for top creators to reach an even broader audience and they're identifying top channels for "Google Preferred" ad status. Last week Tubefilter uncovered promo materials and the channels that are being identified as the top 1% in their respective verticals including music. I was surprised to hear that YouTube was running tv ads for creators like Michelle Phan but I would assume that's a short-term tactic not a…
  • Vube: So How Does A Cover Music Video Site Hit The Top 100 Websites In A Single Year?

    Clyde Smith
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am seems a bit too good to be true. It's a user-generated music video site that features cover songs and monthly cash prizes for those who get the most likes. Vube hit the top 100 global web sites on Alexa in its first year which is quite an accomplishment. Yet it hasn't appeared in any major tech blog nor had I heard about it till this time. I spoke with two co-founders and was very interested in what they had to say. However it left me puzzled about their backstory and searching on the web cast a shadow on the whole enterprise. One way companies deal with a troubled past is to not…
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    OUPblog » Music

  • Shakespeare and the music of William Walton

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

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

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

  • 3 mitos de la democracia por Argumento

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Age of Steve, part 2

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

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

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

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

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

  • M3 Week – KIX

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

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

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

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

    Rob Rockitt
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Sixth Annual M3 Rock Festival starts next Friday, and the 2014 lineup is stronger than ever.  Each year, the fine folks at the Merriweather Post Pavillion bring in some of the finest classic rock acts in the U.S  This year’s festival includes some first time acts at M3 including Autograph, Heaven’s Edge, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Femme Fatale, and John Corabi. (Corabi has been at M3 before with RATT, but never as a solo artist). Friday Night’s headliner is Kix, and Saturday Night’s is Tesla.   If you haven’t had a chance to check out…
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    NashvilleGab - Country music news and Nashville celebrity gossip

  • Kip Moore Releases New Single "Dirt Road"

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

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

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

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

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

  • MeeBlip ANODE at Control Brooklyn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Book Notes - Holly George-Warren "A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man"

    23 Apr 2016 | 9:12 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Holly George-Warren's A Man Called Destruction is an impressively researched and definitive biography of Alex Chilton, both the man and his work. Kirkus wrote of the book: "A thoroughly reported biography illuminating the life and work of one of the more mystifying…
  • WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - April 23, 2014

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week. WORD Bookstores are independent neighborhood bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City, New Jersey. Our primary goal is to be whatever our communities needs us to be, which currently means carrying everything from fiction to nonfiction to absurdly cute cards and stationery. In addition, we're fiends for a good event, from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar). If a weekly dose of WORD here isn't enough…
  • Shorties (Essential Biographies of Literary Women, A New Courtney Love Song, and more)

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Elle listed the best biographies of literary women. Stream Courtney Love's new single, "Know My Name." shared a new short story by Nicola Griffith. Bookish recommended 2014 small press poetry books. The Arizona Republic interviewed Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers. Stereogum shared an excerpt from Alex Niven's 33 1/3 book on Oasis's album Definitely Maybe. The Quietus interviewed the legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint. Three Guys One Book shared an excerpt of Maxwell Neely-Cohen's novel Echo of the Boom. Stereogum interviewed musician Owen Pallett. B.J. Novak talked to…
  • Daily Downloads (Astrid Swan, William Tyler, and more)

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Astrid Swan: "Black Bear and a Hoofer" [mp3] from Astrid 4 Bastard Mountain: "Meadow Ghosts" [mp3] from Farewell, Bastard Mountain (out May 12th) Grace Joyner: "Be Good" [mp3] from Young Fools (out May 13th) Mock Suns: "Last Time" [mp3] from Here Nor There EP Pamina: "Blue Mountain" [mp3] The Penelopes: "Time to Shine" [mp3] Ryan Hobler: "Got a Ways to Go" [mp3] Thrift: In Transit EP [mp3] Trophy Scars: "Gutted" [mp3] from Holy Vacants Various Artists: The Boondocks Mixtape album [mp3]…
  • Book Notes - Mimi Pond "Over Easy"

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:19 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. Mimi Pond's graphic novel Over Easy is an impressive semi-autobiographical coming of age story set in the late 1970s. Pond impressively paints the era with her pen and ink drawings and an unforgettable cast of characters. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Her…
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    CBC Music RSS

  • Here's what you missed at last night's Black Lips show

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    Atlanta-based garage punk four-piece Black Lips brought their high-energy, somewhat anarchic stage show to Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre last night. Here are seven things you missed from their set. 1. Local openers Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs fitting a ton of people and gear onstage. For an independent, touring-in-a-van-type band, six members is a lot of members. That said, Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs managed to make it work with three guitarists, one of whom also sings, a bass player, drummer and keyboard player combining to turn their power pop-influenced garage rock into a massive…
  • Rear-View Mirror: The Secrets behind Phil Spector’s ‘Wall of Sound’

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Every week, Rich Terfry looks back in our Rear-view Mirror at a great song from the good ol’ days. This week, Phil Spector and his 'Wall of Sound." LISTEN audio Listen to Rich tell you the story behind Phil Spector's Wall of Sound! In the early 60s, legendary producer Phil Spector listened to music the same way everyone did - on AM radio. But he wasn't satisfied with the sound quality. So he devised a plan to make music on the radio sound better. Spector's idea was to take a classical music approach to pop music. He would assemble large groups of musicians in the studio. If an orchestra…
  • Jully Black in Studio 211

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    Jully Black is a dynamo of a lady and a triple threat singer/songwriter/performer. Her music is constantly evolving -- weaving influences from hip hop, reggae, rock and dance into her mix. This versatility has also affected her career choices. She's appeared in the theatre production of Da Kink in My Hair, has been a correspondent on Canadian Idol, a celebrity reporter for eTalk and host of the Canadian Radio Music Awards. As well, Black has represented Canada at the 2010 Canada Day celebrations in London, England and was part of that year's opening ceremonies at the Winter Olympics in…
  • Graphic of the Day: Searchlight regional finalists

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    The regional finalists have been announced! Vote now to decide the national top 10.
  • 17 bands that only make sense live

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    There are some bands that you understand why people like them from the moment you hear them. Then there are those bands that your friends keep raving about, and you just stand there saying, "Why do you like these guys?" over and over again. They'll usually tell you that "you kind of have to see them live to get it." Most of the time, that's a lie. The band just isn't very good and your friend is delusional. Occasionally, though, they're right. Here are a few bands that really make more sense after you've seen them live. Follow Chris Dart on Twitter: @ChrisDartCOTF We know live music is…
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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

  • PAUL McCARTNEY Adds 2014 Tour Dates!!!

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    MUSIC NEWS - After his incredible 2013 which had Paul McCartney's universally acclaimed Out There tour launch in Brazil and visit twenty-three cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, Sir Paul has confirmed another half dozen dates on...
  • Dave Mason Premieres First Tune Off New, FUTURE'S PAST

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    MUSIC NEWS - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and TRAFFIC co-founding member, DAVE MASON, premiered the first track “Dear Mr. Fantasy” from his new album, FUTURE’S PAST (Something Music/MRI). FUTURE’S PAST will be available on May 13 and...
  • AC/DC Takes a Break Due to Malcolm Young's Illness

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    MUSIC NEWS- AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young will have to take a break from the Australian hard rock group he founded because of ill health, the band said in a statement on Wednesday. The pioneering hard rock group dispelled speculation that...
  • Steely Dan and Their Jamalot Ever After Tour News

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    MUSIC NEWS- Steely Dan will be back at it in 2014 as the classic rock unit has announced they will be hitting the road this summer for a North American tour, aptly named the Jamalot Ever After tour. The summer...
  • Brit Rockers, Eagulls, Make Their UK TV Debut

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    MUSIC NEWS- Eagulls make their UK TV debut, playing "Possessed" on Later with... Jools Holland, see below. The British post-punk rockers have also announced a May/June North American concert tour, see full itinerary below from MNN. Eagulls Spring 2014 North...
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  • VOTD: Lily Allen Calls Out Rihanna, Beyonce, Lorde In 'Sheezus' Music Video

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

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

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

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

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

  • 10 – Marketing Your Music AFTER the Show

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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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  • Music Video: The Suffers - Gwan

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

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

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

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The Kooks will release their eagerly anticipated new album Listen on September 2nd via Astralwerks. Produced by Luke Pritchard and (in post The Kooks Announce New Album, Listen from Earbuddy. More by this artist at )
  • Red Eye (feat. Mr. Cheeks) - Hemperor's Theme" (prod. by DJ Tray)

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Check out Florida-based Red Eye's "Hemperor's Theme" featuring Lost Boyz rapper, Mr. Cheeks. Produced by Switzerland's DJ Tray, Red Eye's hip-hop track will appear on his upcoming third mixtape, Fatrick Ewing, following former projects St. Fatrick's Day a (in post click to read post from Inyourspeakers Media. More by this artist at )
  • Portugal. The Man - The Endangered Song (Sumatran Tiger)

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    As we’ve seen over the years, Portugal. The Man keep their perspectives on the world around them sharp. Choosing to shed light on the endangered Sumerian Tiger for their Record Store Day release, sees the band hoping to… (in post Portugal. The Man – “Sumatran Tiger (The Endangered Song)” from Hillydilly. More by this artist at )
  • Lorde - Tennis Court (Flume Remix)

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Australia and New Zealand meet in this Flume remix of Lorde’s “Tennis Court.” The original has a more relaxed tone to it, but Flume does what he does and blows it up with big percussion and even bigger… (in post Lorde – “Tennis Court (Flume Remix)” from Pigeons and Planes. More by this artist at )
  • Ruth Lorenzo - Dancing In The Rain (Stormby Mix Edit)

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:09 pm
    "Open up, you never know what you will find" What could make Ruth Lorenzo's sublime Dancing In The Rain even better? Why, a storming dance remix, of course! I've learned I can always count on Stormby to give… (in post Ruth Lorenzo - Dancing In The Rain (Stormby Mix Edit) from Number 1 Hits From Another Planet. More by this artist at )
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    RouteNote Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Michael Buble Tribute Acts: Kai McKenzie

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

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

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

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

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

  • Speaking Voice Mistakes = Talking Trouble!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Soundtrack Review: Oculus

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

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

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

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

    Jørn Tillnes
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Age Of Wonders III Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Age Of Wonders III by Michiel Van Den Bos. At a glance: 36 tracks 123 minutes of score Geek Score: 85.5 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 49.62 Album Excellence: 40% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Age Of Wonders is a great game series. Seems like ages ago since the previous game was released. I’ve always found it too hard though, but it’s probably just me. The music has never quite stood out for me. I guess with a game like this there’s a lot of…
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    Indiecision: Music Magazine: Indian indie music News, MP3s, Interviews, Videos, Giveaways, Awesomeness

  • DIY Day – A New Festival to Debut in Delhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Richard Marx On Songwriting And His ‘Beautiful Goodbye’

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

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

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

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

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

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    One Direction - You & I Pre-order the You & I single bundle including a remix from Liam Payne now! iTunes: Taken from the album Midnight... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 13085512 823274 ratings Time: 04:05 More in Music
  • "All Of Me" - John Legend (Max & Zendaya) ONE TAKE!

    Kurt Hugo Schneider
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm
    "All Of Me" - John Legend (Max & Zendaya) ONE TAKE! Grab here on iTunes!! Check out this video I did for Coke with Max and Zendaya! https://www.yo... From: Kurt Hugo Schneider Views: 791012 40608 ratings Time: 04:19 More in Music
  • One Direction - Midnight Memories

    31 Jan 2014 | 8:00 am
    One Direction - Midnight Memories Pre-order the Midnight Memories single bundle including 3 live tracks now! iTunes: Taken from the album Midnight Memori... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 39771276 1050811 ratings Time: 03:21 More in Music
  • "Counting Stars" - One Republic - w/ Chrissy & Alex Goot

    Kurt Hugo Schneider
    25 Jan 2014 | 9:06 am
    "Counting Stars" - One Republic - w/ Chrissy & Alex Goot Grab this on iTunes! SUBSCRIBE! I promise, it's fun :1 We j... From: Kurt Hugo Schneider Views: 4183733 100018 ratings Time: 03:46 More in Music
  • "Sweater Weather" - The Neighbourhood (Max & Alyson Stoner Cover)

    Kurt Hugo Schneider
    12 Jan 2014 | 8:27 pm
    "Sweater Weather" - The Neighbourhood (Max & Alyson Stoner Cover) SUBSCRIBE! I promise, it's fun :1 Grab it here on iTunes We j... From: Kurt Hugo Schneider Views: 4055403 99455 ratings Time: 04:01 More in Music
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  • This Week's Forgotten Gem of the '80s - Klaatu - "A Million Miles Away"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    6 Dec 2013 | 2:00 am
    Once again, it’s been a busy year though not quite so hectic as previous ones, which has been very welcome. It’s been varied, challenging, exciting and downright joyful. I’ve just finished on my final freelance project of the year; a perfect opportunity for reflection. I’ve spent more time in the studio actually composing vs other associated work than any other year, I think. It certainly feels like it; I’ve outsourced lots of administration and marketing to people who are much better than me at those particular jobs, such as bookkeeping and finding new leads for…
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  • Lapsed Composer and Curmudgeonly Critic Reveals All About the Reviewing Racket!

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

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

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

    Marek Poliks
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    To me, the weird division of labor between composing works and playing concerts puts musicians in a difficult position. Performers have become new music’s coerced mouthpiece of accountability. The student summer festival provides the clearest case study for this skewed power dynamic.
  • Austin: Fast Fo(u)rward

    Andrew Sigler
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    Fast Forward Austin is run by three Austin ex-pats who know what the town is all about and who keep that in mind when putting this annual circus together.
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  • Crowd Funding of Music Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Send2Press to Sponsor Los Angeles Music Network’s 2014 LAMN Jam Music Contests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    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

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    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

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    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

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    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

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    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

  • 5 More Shows Announced with Fan Club Pre-Sales!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Google Maps Unveils New Time Travel Feature

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Google Maps has begun rolling out a new feature that allows users to look at various routes since they first started being photographed in 2007. Because Google frequently updates its Street View images, for many roads, several past versions exists. Though it’s not available for everyone just yet, The Wire has compiled some really compelling before-and-after shots of Street View locations that look completely different than they did just a few years ago ...
  • Report: Fast Food CEOs Make 1,000 Times More than Their Employees

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    According to this report, the “CEO-to-worker pay ratio” in the fast food industry now represents the greatest disparity in the entire U.S. economy at 1,000-1. As NPR notes, fast food CEOs compensations have quadrupled in the last 14 years, while most restaurant workers make just $9 per hour. Another recent report found that more than half of all fast food employees utilized, or have family members using, government assistance programs like food stamps. Last year, the CEOs of YUM! (which owns Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut), McDonald’s and Chipotle combined to make more than $43 million…
  • Always Check the Rules Before You Eat Your Record-Setting Shark

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    A few weeks back, fisherman Joey Polk caught an 805 lb. shark and threw it in the back of his truck, as is the style of the times. (Yes, this happened in Florida.) Polk was so excited about catching a record-setting shark that he decided to commemorate the catch by chopping it up and grilling it, which is too bad, because that's against the rules of the Land-Based Shark Fishing Association(?). It means Polk's catch won't be recorded for posterity, and the record holder will remain Earnie Polk—Joey's cousin. He caught a 725 lb. mako back in 2009 and, yes, he also ate his shark. But that was…
  • The Story of the Restaurant that Produces Zero Trash

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    For nearly two years, the Sandwich Me restaurant in Chicago has produced zero waste. The slightly more than eight pounds of trash it did create during that time was given to an artist, who turned it into a sculpture. In this short video from NationSwell, owner Justin Vrany explains his passion for food and community, as well as, his unwavering dedication to sustainability ...
  • The Unexpected Backlash Against Onscreen Sex

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Both on film and television, sex continues to sell. But are viewers still buying it? Last Sunday, Game of Thrones fans were treated to a deeply unpleasant scene that stood out even in a show known for deeply unpleasant scenes.
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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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  • Los Hermanos Colón – Como Veran

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

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

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

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

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

  • Music Video: Watch Javier Dunn Perform “Here’s The Thing” (Acoustic Version)

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

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

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

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

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    JOHNNYSWIM, the duo consisting of married singer-songwriters Amanda Sudano-Ramirez and Abner Ramirez, are streaming their new album, Diamonds, in its entirety courtesy of The 12-track album serves as a follow up to the duo’s well-received Heartbeats EP, which helped them land a coveted slot as one of VH1′s “You Oughta Know” artists in 2013. “Home” serves as the lead single from Diamonds, which is due out next Tuesday, April 29th. You can pre-order Diamonds now via iTunes and listen to it in full at VH1 now.
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    As The World Spins

  • DJ Hotsauce PULS Radio Mix (April)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Robin Pecknold Explains Why Fleet Foxes Went on Hiatus

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

    Tom Hawking
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    There’s been a predictable Internet shitstorm about the cringe-inducing video for Avril Lavigne’s “Hello Kitty,” three-and-a-quarter minutes of cultural cluelessness that make Katy Perry’s VMA performance look like a nuanced examination of Orientalism and the changing nature of East/West cultural interchange since the abolition of the Sakoku policy in 1853. The Lavigne video is awful, obviously — it’s a sort of checklist of idiotic Japanese stereotypes, including candy stores, cupcakes, sake, sushi, random Japanese phrases (“Kawaii!
  • tUnE-yArDs’ Take on Pee-Wee With “Water Fountain”

    Moze Halperin
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    In 2011, teacher-turned-tUnE-yArDs Merrill Garbus dubbed her booming adult voice over that of a little girl crawling through a classroom for her video, “Bizness.” She followed this up with “My Country,” where Garbus performs a similar physical/facial theater routine with a team of instrument-playing, physical-theater-ing children. Today, she’s released another video with an exuberantly childlike aesthetic. An homage to Pee-Wee’s Playhouse — tUnE-yArDs’ Water Fountain video, directed by Joel Kefali, shows Garbus and tUnE-yArDs partner Nate…
  • St. Vincent to Play ‘SNL’ Season Finale

    Jillian Mapes
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    St. Vincent will play Saturday Night Live‘s season finale on May 17, according to a press release. The episode will be hosted by Andy Samberg. This will be St. Vincent’s SNL debut. I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live @nbcsnl on May 17 with host, Andy Samberg!— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) April 23, 2014 Most recently, St. Vincent — aka Annie Clark — was one of four female performers to perform alongside Nirvana’s surviving members at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Back in February, she…
  • What Iggy Azalea’s Haters Say About Hip-Hop Culture

    Gary Suarez
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    This week marks the release of one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2014. With catchy hooks prime for radio and glossy production, many of its 12 tracks could easily straddle that lucrative line between pop and rap. But enough about Future’s Honest; rapper Iggy Azalea dropped her full-length debut on Tuesday as well. The New Classic, as many quite reasonably anticipated, hasn’t lived up to its boastful name, at least from the perspective of hip-hop critics. Reviewer after reviewer after reviewer seems compelled to catalog Azalea’s otherness — her skin color, her…
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  • The #buffblog (April 2014)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Behemoth, 1349, and Goatwhore – Denver, Co

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

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

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

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

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

  • Anthony Bourdain Goes to Vegas, Declares EDM Culture Pure 'Douchedom'...

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Anthony Bourdain doesn’t really need any more brownie points in our book, but when the outspoken TV host declared Vegas’ EDM scene an epicenter of “douchedom,” well, we love him just a little bit more. Via Pulse Radio: He then taps into his poetic side and recites a poem he wrote: “Come ye lords and princelings of douchedom, hear my clarian call. Annoint-eth yourself with gel and heavenly body spray. Make-eth thy sign of the devil horns with thine hands. Let there be high-fiving and hugging of bros, for this is the kingdom and the power.” Watch the clip from an…
  • Drake Stays Fresh to Death, Whips Out Lint Roller at Raptors Game...

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:29 pm
    For Drake, staying fresh at all times is important. Who cares if he’s sitting courtside at a Toronto Raptors playoff game? Goddamit, if Drake needs to get lint off his pants, it shouldn’t matter if he’s meeting the Queen of England! Via Pitchfork: But that’s not all he was doing: the TV cameras’ all-seeing lens (and later, Sports Illustrated) caught the rapper in the act of lint rolling his pants. Strange courtside behavior, to say the least – but at least Drizzy took the world’s giggles in jest, posting the above picture to his Instagram with the…
  • Canadian Official Stands Up to Morrissey's Criticism of Seal Hunt Tradition...

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Hearing Morrissey speak out against animal cruelty is nothing too special. In fact, it happens all the time. But rarely do the recipients of his verbal lashings stand up for themselves and respond. That is, until now. After Morrissey penned an essay on True to You decrying Canada’s “greedy and barbaric” tradition of hunting baby seals, Gail Shea, Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, released a statement. Via National Post (h/t Pitchfork): A spokesperson for Shea has responded to Morrissey’s statement, saying his comments “reveal a total ignorance of the…
  • Angel Haze: 'Some Rappers Are Gay. Get Over It'...

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Tired of the media and the industry as a whole continuously pointing out her status as a “bisexual rapper,” NYC’s Angel Haze has penned a no-holds-barred op-ed for Noisey: Being gay in hip-hop is still really stigmatized. There are so many people in this world that are closet homosexuals. I guess I’m “out,” but people ask me what my sexuality is all the time and I always tell them that it doesn’t matter, we’re not in a sexual situation so you don’t need to know. If we were in a sexual situation you would know exactly who I am sexually. But if we’re…
  • Peter Rosenberg on Nicki Minaj's Return to Hip-Hop...

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:26 pm
    From The Fader: “Hell no,” Nicki Minaj said today when asked whether there’d be pop songs in the vein of “Super Bass” and “Starships” for her new album, Pink Print. After hearing a definitive response like that, it’s hard to not think of Peter Rosenberg. In 2012, the Hot 97 DJ infamously called out Nicki’s pop-leaning songs as “not real hip-hop,” leading her to withdraw from a planned performance at the radio station’s Summer Jam concert. A year later, they made up on-air, but she seems to have taken his criticism to heart. Over the past six months, Nicki’s latest…
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • India to Recognize Third Gender

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Guitar Virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen to Perform at “Guitar Gods” Festival Tour

    Sylvie Lesas
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The king of neo-classical shred guitar, legendary guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, will soon return to stages across North America this summer for the first-ever “Guitar Gods” festival tour.  Bringing together such accomplished axemen as Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions, Electric Sun), Gary Hoey (“Hocus Pocus”) and Bumblefoot (Guns N’ Roses), Malmsteen will headline an epic celebration (6+ hours!) of the instrument for a full evening of guitar pyrotechnics.  Each show will also feature special surprise guests. The “Guitar Gods” tour is created and produced…
  • TIËSTO VYS For “Song of the Summer” with “Wasted”

    Sylvie Lesas
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Tiësto’s new single “Wasted” [featuring Matthew Koma] recently debuted during his headline set at Ultra Music Festival. Watch the lyric video below. Download Now! iTunes: Amazon: Google Play:  
  • The Griswolds : ‘Beware The Dog’ Single and Cover Art Revealed

    Sylvie Lesas
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The Griswolds who hail from Sydney, Australia just put the finishing touches on their highly anticipated debut album with Tony Hoffer (M83, Phoenix, Beck). The band announced today that their first single will be “Beware The Dog.” About the song, said Whitehall… “This is the first song Dan and I ever wrote together. It’s about losing someone we were really close with to heavy drug use. ‘Beware the Dog’ is about that journey – the good and the bad times.” Last year The Griswolds released their infectious four-song Heart of a Lion EP and upon the release of its…
  • Black Stone Cherry are Streaming New Song Never Surrender

    Sylvie Lesas
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Black Stone Cherry are currently streaming a new song titled Never Surrender. The track will appear on Black Stone Cherry‘s fourth album Magic Mountain which will hit stores on May 6 via Roadrunner Records. It is the follow-up to 2011′s Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea. The band recently released the video for their first single Me and Mary Jane which was directed by Mason Dixon in Nashville (Tennessee). Black Stone Cherry Magic Mountain Tracklist is as follows “Magic Mountain” track listing: 01. Holding On…To Letting Go 02. Peace Pipe 03. Bad Luck &…
  • Ben Winston Accused of Plagiarism for One Direction’s You & I Video

    Sylvie Lesas
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The respect of the creativity is a lost concept specially nowadays. Clubfeet ‘Everything You Wanted’ video is a piece of art. Its Video Director, in 2013, Josh Thomas won J Award for Australian Music Video of the Year. Unfortunately,  this cool visual technique from Melbourne based company Oh Yeah Wow  (Goyte, Bombay BicycleClub, Passenger) was ripped off many times including Champagne and Turkish  Soner Sankabadayi. The most recent plagiarism is  One Direction You & I Video by Ben Winston. Not only, Video director Ben Winston uses the same technique, in the second part , he…
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: Cheerleader – Perfect Vision

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

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

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

    Bastien Rayno
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    Danish boy-boy duo Cancer is the new project from When Saints Go Machine lead singer and producer Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild and Chorus Grant lead singer and guitarist Kristian Finne Kristensen. The two songwriters and friends have for more than one year been working on creating a new and unique musical universe. Listen to their delicate debut offering “Same Color As Digital Photography” taken from the upcoming beautiful and soulful 6-tracks mini-debut album Ragazzi out June 9 on Tambourhinoceros. Pre-order the vinyl here.
  • Single Serving: VA – Faux Real (Record Store Day 2014 Release)

    Matthew Hickey
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    As much as I love Record Store Day, I’m also starting to realize just how non-essential most of the releases are. Let’s face it, with a few notable exceptions every year, most of the releases collect dust on your shelf and rarely get played. And of the best releases I’ve scored, many prove to be not all that limited (most releases with a production of 5,000 or more copies will probably still be on the shelf at the store the following week). There are, however, a few releases every year that hit that sweet spot where they are both playable and collectible. The Faux Real…
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    Music Scene Investigation

  • MSI: Episode 154 – Nick Andrew

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

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

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

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

    MSI Lab Tech
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
    This is the April edition of MSI:Hislist, where MSI: Song of the Week artists compete to be selected as Band/Artist of the Month. They compete for prizes and PR packages from our sponsors and partners. Apri 2014. The artists appearing on this months Hitlist are: Brittany Bexton, 13, Chasing Creation, Zallen, Milena Tomic.
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  • MONDO To Release Prometheus Poster By Marko Manev On April 24, 2014

    Larry Fire
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Tomorrow MONDO will release a Prometheus poster by Marko Manev. Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. The poster will be available online at a random time on Thursday, April 24th. Prometheus poster by Marko Manev. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 310 $45 
  • Check Out These Mike Mitchell Marvel Themed Just Like Us Prints From His Upcoming MONDO Gallery Show

    Larry Fire
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    Popular art gallery and online store MONDO is set to unveil the “Mike Mitchell x Marvel x MONDO” comics-themed show featuring artist Mike Mitchell’s iconic portraits of Marvel’s huge stable of heroes and villains. The gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, Texas and the show will run from April 25th through May 17th. You can check out some of the art from the show HERE and below are some of his adorable Marvel themed Just Like Us prints. You can read an interview with the artist and Justin Ishmael—Creative Director/CCO for MONDO—about the show, their…
  • FUNKO To Release Beauty and The Beast Series 2 Pop! Figures In June 2014

    Larry Fire
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    FUNKO will release Beauty and the Beast Series 2 Pop!’s in June. Look for Peasant Belle, Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts with Chip to arrive in stores soon!
  • Ultimate 75th, An Interactive Digital Timeline for Marvel’s 75th Anniversary

    Larry Fire
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    To celebrate their 75th anniversary, Marvel Comics has created Ultimate 75th, an interactive digital timeline that takes viewers through the rich history of their both popular and somewhat unknown superheroes and villains. The website’s timelines also feature an abundance of interviews with popular writers and artists, including the one-and-only Stan Lee, writer and editor Roy Thomas and more. You can travel through time (1938-2014) and find out more about Marvel’s history at
  • DC Comics In July Will Feature Batman 75 Variant Covers

    Larry Fire
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:49 pm
    This July, select DC Comics titles will receive Batman 75 variant covers by some of the most notable artists in the business including Kevin Nowlan, Klaus Janson, Jim Steranko, Walt Simonson, Graham Nolan, Cliff Chiang, Sean Murphy, Dave Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Mike Kaluta and more! The Batman 75 variants, are the latest in a variety of monthly themes. Check out the Detective Comics #33 cover, by legendary artist Jim Steranko in the gallery above. Below, is the full list of comic books that will feature Batman 75 variant covers: Action Comics #33 Aquaman #33 Batgirl #33 Baatman #33 Batman and…
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    Go Metric

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Stromae: Dance Floor Provocateur

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • VIDEO Teaser: Davido & Mafikizolo – Tchelete

    Ovie O
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The huge collaboration by South African super-group, Mafikizolo, and Nigerian sensation Davido – courtesy of Twenty Twenty Media – drops next week! The song, titled “Tchelete”, is produced by Shizzi & Oskido, and it also has a video which will be released at the same time. I got first dibs on this joint during the Davido US [...]
  • VIDEO: Lola Rae & Nizzy on The JamJam Afrobeats Show

    Ovie O
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    “Rising star Lola Rae joins JamJam and Verbal Vixen in the studio alongside up and coming artist, Nizzy. The two share their thoughts on the “UK Afrobeats” label, the success of the genre and their joint single “Egwu”. Lola also opens up about twerking, sexy stage performances, making it as a female in the industry.” *O.O* Listen [...]
  • VIDEO: Nedu – Thrilla ft. BlackMagic

    Ovie O
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    “Syndik8 Records dancehall sensation NEDU decides to treat fans to a brand new video and single today April 23rd which happens to be his Birthday! The single titled ”Thrilla” features the Repete crooner BlackMagic and the video stars EME’s First Lady Niyola with a cameo from Dorcas Fapson (Sophie From the MTV Sitcom ‘Shuga’. Shot on location in Lagos by Jassy Generation, produced by Syndik8 [...]
  • Yesi – Special (Prod. By Afrotunes)

    Ovie O
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    “Yesi follows-up on last month’s offering of CROWN with a new banger SPECIAL produced by Afrotunes. As usual, the Ibadan boy comes correct over hypnotic Afrotunes melodies. You have to lean hard as you weave through traffic while bumping this one… it is special. Yup!” *O.O* Produced by Afrotunes [DOWNLOAD]
  • VIDEO: ZORO – 042

    Ovie O
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    For the past couple of years, Zoro has been one of the few cats proud to rap in Igbo and do it very well. Sometime last year, ZORO aka Mr SwagBag dropped the Enugu Street Anthem “042 (Coal City State of Mind)” and the reception was very impressive. It was only a matter of time before we’d [...]
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    Grown Folks Music

  • Kashif: Music Business 101- The 2014 Edition

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

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

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

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

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

  • Contest: Choose Your Tickets For May!

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

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

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    English trio Band of Skulls have announced that they will be coming into Los Angeles to play a very special acoustic show in support of their third studio album Himalayan. They’ll be heading over to the Masonic Lodge inside of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Wednesday, May 21st.  This venue has a very limited capacity of only 150 people, so this is going to be a night with Band of Skulls that you fans are not going to want to miss out on. Tickets to see Band of Skulls at Hollywood Forever will be going on sale starting on Friday, April 25th at 12 noon through Ticketfly. Tickets…
  • Banks Announces Tour & L.A. Show

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The songstress known as Banks has just announced that she will add a Los Angeles show date to her upcoming tour. Every single show on her current schedule is sold out, but you’ll get a chance to see Banks on Thursday, May 29th at the El Rey Theatre. You can check out the full tour schedule after the jump below. The singer-songwriter had an amazing set at this year’s Coachella festival and has a tn of buzz surrounding her. All this and Banks has yet to release her debut album. You can get you hands on some tickets when they go on sale starting on Friday, April 25th at 10am though…
  • Best Coast & Dum Dum Girls To Play Burger A-Go-Go

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    We previously mentioned The Burger Revue and now Burger Records are releasing details on an all girl rager called Burger A-Go-Go! This all day show will feature performances by Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, Bleached, Shannon & The Clams, The Coathangers, Sisu, The Muffs, Summer Twins and so many more. Check out the full lineup for Burger A-Go-Go through the poster after the jump below. This show will be taking place on Saturday, August 2nd at Observatory in Santa Ana. Looks like the Orange County kids have been getting some of the best punk parties lately.  Tickets for Burger A-Go-Go will…
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    Musician Coaching

  • Brand Endorsements, Napster and Major Labels and Pandora News April 21, 2014

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

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

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

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

  • Paul McCartney Concerts Are Historical Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    This Is Fake DIY
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Great works of avant-garde don’t just pop out unto the earth and get a medal for services to pushing boundaries. Over years they painstakingly morph into chalky stalagmites of formidable influence, and often it can take years for the audience to catch up Hannah Diamond, blessed with the sickly-sweet yet mildly haunting vocals of Bella from The Tweenies, could be the avant-garde breath of fresh air that the world has been waiting for. Poised in her baby-pink North Face jacket, with the noble stance of a self-assured pioneer, Hannah Diamond finds sentiment and heartfelt emotion in the most…
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  • News: Listen: The Neighbourhood Unveil ‘Lurk’ Track

    This Is Fake DIY
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    Since the release of debut album 'I Love You', The Neighbourhood have bit-by-bit become a really big deal. New song 'Lurk' cements the ascent. Moody noir-ish pop is still their game, but here the LA group are bouncing off the walls with new ideas. The track's taken from a new mixtape ('#000000 and #FFFFFF'), a collection of "songs that are inspired by our thoughts while on the road". It links up with 'Silver', unveiled back in December. The Neighbourhood play the following UK dates: MAY 05 Leeds, Live at Leeds 06 London, Electric Ballroom AUGUST 22-24 Reading & Leeds Festival
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  • News: Listen: Torres Unveils ‘New Skin’ Song, Feat. Sharon Van Etten, The War On Drugs

    This Is Fake DIY
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    A new Torres song has emerged through a performance on Weathervane Music's Shaking Through series. It's set to appear on the follow-up to Torres' 2013 self-titled debut album, due out later this year. On the recording of 'New Skin', Torres was joined by Sharon Van Etten, Chris Wilson of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and two members of The War on Drugs: Adam Granduciel and Dave Hartley. Listen below. Read the DIY interview with Torres from October 2013. Torres, 'New Skin':
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  • Slovenia is also happy (Happy by Pharrell Williams)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Luke Glassford
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    There are a lot of stories about this years Record Store Day swirling around – what with all of the surprise releases, live appearances and everything else. The one I’m most interested in though is the debut of Jack White’s new song – the title track from his upcoming new solo album Lazaretto. White aimed […]
  • Single review: The Kooks – ‘Down’

    Philip Lickley
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    It’s a slight change in style for the Kooks who return after a couple of years away with this more experimental sound mixing in unusual percussion, a skat-influenced chorus, crowd shout-outs and a freer way of doing things. It’s not going to be a winning track for them like their most famous hits, but you […]
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  • Tiny Ruins: Carriages

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

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

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

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

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

    Kelvin Cook
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    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 @
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    15 Mar 2014 | 8:37 am
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    15 Feb 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Stevie Ray Vaughan T-Shirt5.6 ounce t-shirt made of cotton/polyester blend with 1x1 ribbed crew neck and two-needle hemmed sleeves and bottom with design printed on the front.
  • Happy Birthday Kokomo Arnold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Danny M
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    We saw the Chris Brown “Loyal” music video featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga last month, now here is some behind the scenes footage from the video shoot. In the clip, Tune, Breezy and T-Raww can be seen shooting their parts at the Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles, California with appearances from Usher, Trey Songz, and Ty Dolla $ign .
  • Lil Wayne To Host Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana Fight After-Party In Las Vegas

    Danny M
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    On May 3rd, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. After this boxing match, Lil Wayne will be hosting an after-party at TW Theatre, which is being organized by Jacob York. Tunechi will attend the Vegas club at around 11PM on the Saturday evening and leave at around 4AM on the Sunday morning. If you wish to go, click here to purchase tickets (standard are $50.00 and VIP are $100.00)!
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  • Watch: Coldplay debut new track ‘Oceans’ during Radio 1 Live Lounge appearance

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

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

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

    Luke Glassford
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    There are a lot of stories about this years Record Store Day swirling around – what with all of the surprise releases, live appearances and everything else. The one I’m most interested in though is the debut of Jack White’s new song – the title track from his upcoming new solo album Lazaretto. White aimed […]
  • Single review: The Kooks – ‘Down’

    Philip Lickley
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    It’s a slight change in style for the Kooks who return after a couple of years away with this more experimental sound mixing in unusual percussion, a skat-influenced chorus, crowd shout-outs and a freer way of doing things. It’s not going to be a winning track for them like their most famous hits, but you […]
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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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  • Cosmetic Surgery To Remove Eye Bags

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ryan Minic
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    The mightly Letlive will be kicking off their massive spring tour tonight with Architects, Glass Cloud, and I The Mighty. You know how they’ve been getting some of their favorite vocalists to guest on reinterpreted versions of tracks off The Blackest Beautiful? Well, another one has made its way online — it’s for “The Dope Beat” featuring The Wonder Years’ Dan “Soupy” Campbell. Here’s the track. It’ll appear on the upcoming release, Renditions. Letlive tour dates w/ Architects: Apr 23 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock (no Architects) Apr 25…
  • Young Widows to Tour with White Reaper

    Ryan Minic
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Young Widows are going on tour this summer with White Reaper. Here’s how it looks: Jun 19 Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar Jun 20 Denver, CO @ Moon Room Jun 21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court Jun 22 Boise, ID @ The Shredder Jun 24 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey Jun 25 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar Jun 26 Sacramento, CA @ Witch Room Jun 27 San Francisco @ Thee Parkside Jun 28 Los Angeles @ The Church on York Jun 29 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room Jun 30 Tuscon, AZ @ Plush Jul 02 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain Jul 03 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada Jul 04 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory Jul 05 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
  • Touche Amore, Tigers Jaw, & Dads Announce Summer Tour

    Ryan Minic
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    Touche Amore, Tigers Jaw, and Dads will be heading out on a tour this summer. Here’s how it goes: Jun 27 Pomona, CA @ Glass House Jun 28 Pomona, CA @ Glass House Jun 29 Camarillo, CA @ Rock City Jun 30 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Jul 01 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Clubs Jul 02 Fresno, CA @ Strummers Jul 03 Las Vegas, NV @ Southern Nevada Sports Centre Jul 05 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole Jul 06 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad Jul 07 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory Jul 08 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café Jul 09 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco Jul 10 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern Jul 11 Charlotte, NC @…
  • You Can’t Stop Me, Says Suicide Silence

    Ryan Minic
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    Suicide Silence played their first show with new vocalist Eddie Hermida in Australia a couple months ago, and tonight in Los Angeles they’ll be making their live US debut with the frontman at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. If you’ve been wondering when their new album is coming out, it’ll be released this summer. The record, produced by Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, Dillinger), is called You Can’t Stop Me and will hit North American streets on July 15th through Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This, of course, will be the first album to feature Hermida, who replaced the…
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    Meets Obsession Magazine » Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Eels Review: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

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

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

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

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

  • Premier: Max García Conover – Evelyn O.

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

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

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

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

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

  • FREE TICKETS: David Lang's Collected Stories Series at Carnegie Hall

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

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

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

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

  • Justin Jay Beatz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    SoSoActive.comWhen you think of summer you think of beaches, pool parties and loud music. Though summer is home to major movie blockbusters, summer is also the home for the newest hip-hop and R&B releases. Everyone lives on a soundtrack that’s playing in their head to get them through the day. Music is life and influential and it’s the reason why we [the writers] contribute to Here are five of my most anticipated summer releases. •Animal Ambition by 50 Cent Obligatory 50 Cent name drop but I love the hell out of Get Rich or Die Trying and The Massacre when I was…
  • What To Do Until ‘The Walking Dead’ Returns

    Riley Mc Daniel
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    SoSoActive.comThe Walking Dead is over for the season and now all of us zombie lovers must wait until October (OCTOBER!) for it to return and grace us with its gory presence. What are we to do until October? No, seriously. WHAT?! We could go on with our lives for the next few months and pretend we’re not aching to see what happens next to our beloved ragtag characters, OR we can make time fly by much faster by doing some of the things that I have come up with that may help fill our TWD void. 1. Cry A lot. Like a lot a lot. Okay so this may not exactly…
  • The Voice Fans Tweet For Instant Live Save

    Ashley Sims
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am photo The Voice started with live performance Monday night. It was hard to foresee who would be in jeopardy of going home after a great night. Fans got a chance to instantly save their favorite artist by tweeting #VoiceSave followed by the  artist’s name. American first saved Josh Kaufman from Team Usher. All three artists from both Team Adam and Team Blake were saved.  T.J. Wilkins (Team Usher), Dani Moz (Team Shakira), and Tess Boyer (Team Shakira) ended up with the least amount of votes. T.J. Wilkins sang for his life with “I’ll Be.”  Blake…
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  • Listen! Arêtes – Climbing Up And Chucking Rocks

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

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

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

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    Jamie xx, of The xx, has a follow up to Sleep Sound. It’s the other half of his double A-side, and is called Girl. Jamie xx brings the beat, like he so often does in The xx’s live shows (and I WISH they would do on their studio albums at times). Give it a spin […]
  • Morning Music Notes – Keep July 5 Free

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:21 am
    Aussie electro dance rockers (clearly they play several genres) Cut Copy are about to go on another big tour. Ahead of that, they released a special little treat for Record Store Day. Only 2000 printed copies of their single In These Arms of Love were made. The B-side is a slower, thoughful and melodic rock […]
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    Death and Taxes » Music

  • Rainbow Jackson eats money and shotguns beers with friends in ‘Anthony’

    Andrew Poitras
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Echo Park’s neo-bar pop by way of a couple-too many The Get Up Kids-singalongs, Rainbow Jackson, are only about two months into their record cycle for the “Perpetual Summer EP” and as far as I can tell, it’s going pretty damn well. At least, if the video for “Anthony” is any indication they’re killing it. Low budget? Definitely. Low rent? Not a fuckin’ chance.Frontman Chad Carlisle, guitarist Sam Dagger, bassist Laith Khalaf and drummer Andy Ford wrangled their friends for a slow-motion party sesh complete with all the essentials: balloons,…
  • Courtney Love’s new single is actually kind of awesome

    Alex Moore
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    I’m not one of those Courtney Love-hating men who hates on her because he’s scared of strong women or because he thinks Courtney corrupted Kurt the same way Yoko Ono corrupted John Lennon. I think all of that stuff is nonsense. But I do think she usually sounds like kind of a jackass and that she shit-talks better than she writes songs.But I have to say that her new single “You Know My Name,” which is out as an official single May 4th, is kind of awesome. It seems like ’90s punk is in the air these days. Antemasque is one of the most anticipated releases of the…
  • Schoolboy Q shares video for ‘Studio’

    Alex Moore
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Schoolboy Q shared a video for slow jam “Studio” from his February release “Oxymoron.” The track features BJ The Chicago Kid and the video is slightly NSFW for some occasional sideboob, and also about 50 utterances of the word “pussy.” Perhaps not the most exciting track on the record, but it’s got a pleasing enough cadence for mid afternoon stroll. Listen below.H/t: P4K Image
  • Electric Zoo returns with new (and laughable) safety policies

    Joel Freimark
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Amid continued over-hyping of the two drug-related deaths during last years’ festival, as well as massive amounts of pressure from local authorities, the Electric Zoo Festival announced it will be returning to Randall’s Island in New York City over Labor Day weekend in August. Making the news official via their Facebook page, organizers have promised a wide range of new (and somewhat laughable) policies and practices to ensure a safer environment for fans at this years’ festival.Among the new safety tactics set to be implemented are drug-sniffing dogs and undercover security agents…
  • Kate Middleton, Prince William learn how to scratch turntables

    Maggie Serota
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    If this video is any indication, the Duke and Duchess of York are set to join the time honored tradition of trust fund kids becoming DJs.During a trip to Australia, Kate Middleton and Prince William were given a crash course in DJing by DJ Shane Peterer. As you would expect, Prince William has the rhythmic sensibility of a limp dishrag. Wills was apparently taught to DJ by an uncle in Ibiza, but we’re calling bullshit on that one after this feeble attempt at scratching.We’re not sure of our favorite part of the video.  Maybe it’s the sycophantic news casters providing…
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    Unshredded Magazine

  • Travel: Iceland

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

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

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

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

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

  • 30 Years Ago

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

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

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

  • The April Edition of Strictly The Best featuring Miami’s Karim Hype from Supa Sound

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Y Y Z – Video + Audio

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

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

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

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

  • The Rebel Light

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

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

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

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

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    “Let It Rain” by Tilly & The Wall:
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  • Wish x PONY Slam Dunk Hi “Good Fortune” Illustration by Larry Luk

    James Bregenzer
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Perfectly executed in a prism-like finish he’s famous for, Atlanta-based graphic designer Larry Luk recreated the PONY Slam Dunk Hi “Good Fortune” collaboration in a 2-dimensional form for fellow Atlantans at Wish. Along with two separate backdrops in either red or black, Luk also rehashed the Chinese character for fortune with his unique geometric style. In the meantime, the Wish x PONY Slam Dunk Hi “Good Fortune” will be available starting this Friday, April 25th, at Wish and its online store. Wish447 Moreland Avenue | MapAtlanta, GA 30307TEL #: 404-880-0402 Release Date: April…
  • Nike NSW 2014 Spring/Summer "City" Pack

    Zach Huntley
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Nike NSW has worked up a brand new “City” pack for the warmer months ahead. The pack includes three Air Max 90s, one Air Max 95, an Air Max 1, an Internationalist, and two Roshe Runs, each flying the flag for an international city. Representing Rio de Janeiro are a bright green, aqua, and yellow Air Max 90 Breeze and a Roshe Run Slip-On in blue and green. New York City also gets a double dose of love with both an Air Max 90 PRM and Roshe Run NM, both of which feature eye-catching polka dot print uppers. London, England also goes for doubles with a red,white and blue Air Max 95…
  • The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for China Increased in March Staff
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    BEIJING, April 23, 2014 / — The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for China increased 1.2 percent in March. The index stands at 285.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.9 percent increase in February and a 0.3 percent increase in January. Four of the six components contributed positively to the index in March. “The rise in the Leading Economic Index for China accelerated in March from February,” said Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing. “However, its six-month growth rate remains moderate, which suggests that…
  • Eric & Jessie James Decker Share Snapshots of Baby Vivianne!

    Vanesa Averett
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Eager to show off their pride and joy, new parents Eric and Jessie James Decker posted pictures of little Vivianne Rose to their Instagram accounts. Their adorable baby girl was born on March 18, and while the couple didn’t post to social media for weeks, they are making up for lost time, with several shots cropping up since April 11. One post shows Jessie cradling the little one, who is all dolled up with a bow and matching booties, while another shows daddy Eric dancing with the newborn. New episodes of their E! series “Eric and Jessie: Game On” air on Sunday’s at 10/9 central. via…
  • Nas Confirms Album In The Works: ‘I Found It’

    James Bregenzer
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:43 pm
    With all of the fanfare surrounding the 20th anniversary of Nas’ Illmatic last week, you could almost forget that he still makes new music, too. Almost. But fear not: a new album is fully in the works, and Esco has been in with some super producers to get it ready. “I started working with Timbaland, I want to say a year and a half ago,” Nas told NPR . “I think it was the same year I dropped my last album, Life is Good, in 2012. I started with Tim and it felt really powerful.” Yet, as powerful as it was, something just wasn’t quite right. “I stepped…
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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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  • Live Photos - Twenty One Pilots, NONONO, Hunter Hunted @ The Opera House | April 21 2014

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

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

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

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

    1 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    iSH releases his major label debut EP titled UP & UP and the music video for his new single Light Up feat Daniel Richter from Eleven Past One. Purchase from iTunes below and check out the video! Have new music you'd like to share with us? Go here
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  • Chris Martin Sings About Trying to Fix a Relationship in New Coldplay Song "Oceans"—Watch Their Live Performance!

    E! Online (US) - Music News
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Click here to read the full story: E! Online (US) - Music NewsNo, we're not going to speculate and ask the obvious questions like, "Is Chris Martin singing about his split from Gwyneth Paltrow or what?!" We're not going to do that,...
  • Five Ninjas. Five Coachella Stories. [Event Review]

    TMN Staff
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Click here to read the full story: The Music Ninja Story 1 – Clayton Warwick Day one of Coachella was an interesting one for me. Coming off of a full day of food poisoning hell, sitting through twelve hours of hot sunlight was the last thing I wanted to do. None the less, I bucked up and rode down to the festival with our crew. Despite severe dehydration, an uneasy stomach, and a blinding headache, I made my way through some of my favorite artists that were playing that day. Before I delved into performances, I had to stop off to interview the legendary Gareth Emery in the press area.
  • Which Beyoncé Song Was Meant for Katy Perry? 5 Juiciest Revelations From Sia’s Epic NYT Interview

    E! Online (US) - Music News
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Click here to read the full story: E! Online (US) - Music NewsSia's latest interview is jam-packed with fascinating music industry revelations! The 38-year-old Aussie singer and songwriter (full name Sia Furler) recently sat down with the New...
  • The Hold Steady & Deer Tick @ Toad’s Place, New Haven 4.18.14

    Adam Morgan
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Click here to read the full story: Surviving the Golden AgeI’m sure we’ve all been there: at a party where you feel tragically out of place. That’s basically how Greg Scranton (photos) and I felt on Friday night at Toad’s...
  • Barbie Live-Action Comedy in the Works From Sony, Mattel All News
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Click here to read the full story: All NewsWho says Barbie couldn't possibly resemble a real woman? The iconic flaxen-haired doll will be the namesake of a live-action comedy sometime in the near future according to Los Angeles Times Production on the film will begin at the end of the year Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll Made for Charity The film...
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  • Chris Martin Sings About Trying to Fix a Relationship in New Coldplay Song "Oceans"—Watch Their Live Performance!

    E! Online (US) - Music News
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Click here to read the full story: E! Online (US) - Music NewsNo, we're not going to speculate and ask the obvious questions like, "Is Chris Martin singing about his split from Gwyneth Paltrow or what?!" We're not going to do that,...
  • Five Ninjas. Five Coachella Stories. [Event Review]

    TMN Staff
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Click here to read the full story: The Music Ninja Story 1 – Clayton Warwick Day one of Coachella was an interesting one for me. Coming off of a full day of food poisoning hell, sitting through twelve hours of hot sunlight was the last thing I wanted to do. None the less, I bucked up and rode down to the festival with our crew. Despite severe dehydration, an uneasy stomach, and a blinding headache, I made my way through some of my favorite artists that were playing that day. Before I delved into performances, I had to stop off to interview the legendary Gareth Emery in the press area.
  • Which Beyoncé Song Was Meant for Katy Perry? 5 Juiciest Revelations From Sia’s Epic NYT Interview

    E! Online (US) - Music News
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Click here to read the full story: E! Online (US) - Music NewsSia's latest interview is jam-packed with fascinating music industry revelations! The 38-year-old Aussie singer and songwriter (full name Sia Furler) recently sat down with the New...
  • The Hold Steady & Deer Tick @ Toad’s Place, New Haven 4.18.14

    Adam Morgan
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Click here to read the full story: Surviving the Golden AgeI’m sure we’ve all been there: at a party where you feel tragically out of place. That’s basically how Greg Scranton (photos) and I felt on Friday night at Toad’s...
  • Barbie Live-Action Comedy in the Works From Sony, Mattel All News
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Click here to read the full story: All NewsWho says Barbie couldn't possibly resemble a real woman? The iconic flaxen-haired doll will be the namesake of a live-action comedy sometime in the near future according to Los Angeles Times Production on the film will begin at the end of the year Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll Made for Charity The film...
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    Maestro Musicians

  • Announcing Music Lessons in West Newton!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Song of the Day

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

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

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

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

  • Documentary VIDEO: FALZ – “Back To The Alma Mater”

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

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Rising star Lola Rae joins Jam Jam and Verbal Vixen in the studio alongside up and coming artist, Nizzy. The two share their thoughts on the “UK Afrobeats” label, the success of the genre and their joint single “Egwu”. Lola also opens up about twerking, sexy stage performances, making it as a female in the industry. Listen to the full interview: The post VIDEO: Lola Rae & Nizzy on The JamJam Afrobeats Show appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • VIDEO: ZORO – 042

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:09 pm
    ZORO aka Mr SwagBag debuted the “042″ jam sometime last year! the song became a street anthem in the Eastern Part of Nigeria, most especially Enugu; today he’s out with the visuals for the same song, Directed by MEX. The post VIDEO: ZORO – 042 appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • VIDEO: Nedu Ft. BlackMagic – Thrilla

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Syndik8 Records dancehall sensation NEDU decides to treat fans to a brand new video and single today April 23rd which happens to be his Birthday! The single titled “Thrilla” features the Repete crooner BlackMagic and the video stars EME’s First Lady Niyola with a cameo from Dorcas Fapson (Sophie From the MTV Sitcom “Shuga”. Shot on location in Lagos by Jassy Generation, produced by Syndik8 Films, Enjoy the Video and make sure you download the audio. Look out for more songs and videos from Nedu as he is set to keep dropping new material in the weeks to come! The…
  • VIDEO: M.I, Fally Ipupa, Waje, Octopizzo, Lilian Mbabazi, Lady Jaydee – The World Is Ours

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    Music video by David Correy featuring Lilian Mbabazi (Uganda), Octopizzo (Kenya), Lady Jaydee(Tanzania), M.I and Waje (Nigeria) and Fally Ipupa (DRC). “The World Is Ours” by David Correy is the official Coca-Cola anthem of their campaign for the greatest sports show on Earth, the FIFA World Cup™. The post VIDEO: M.I, Fally Ipupa, Waje, Octopizzo, Lilian Mbabazi, Lady Jaydee – The World Is Ours appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
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    GOT A UKULELE - Uke blog for the beginner

  • Octopus Soprano Ukulele - REVIEW

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s top 10 music festival moments

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

    Randy Miramontez
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Erika DukesCourtesy Auburn PD Kamesha CooperCourtesy Auburn PD AUBURN, CA – Two women were arrested Monday night after using stolen credit cards at a store in Auburn. Auburn police said, 24-year-old Kamesha Joann Cooper, of Sacramento, and 22-year-old Erica Patricelanae Dukes, of Antioch, were arrested just after 8 p.m. at a store located in the 2700 block of Bell Road on Monday. An out-of-state caller contacted police to inform them that someone had used their credit card to make fraudulent purchases at a retail store located on the 400 block of Grass Valley Highway. Auburn police were…
  • Missing Person – Have you seen Danielle

    Randy Miramontez
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Danielle PrudenDated photo – She now has blond hair SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance to locate 29-year-old Danielle Pruden. Danielle was last seen leaving her residence in the 6000 block of Demuth Circle in Sacramento at 6:00 p.m. on April 18.  Danielle left the residence in her 2006 cream colored Chrysler PT Cruiser, which has a black top and Kentucky license plate number 147PZB. Danielle is described as a white female adult with shoulder length blonde hair.  She has blue eyes, stands 5’5” tall and weighs…
  • Man shot and killed in Fairfield identified

    Randy Miramontez
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    FAIRFIELD, CA – The man who was shot, and later died after bringing himself to NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield, has been identified. According to the Fairfield Police Department, the victim has been identified as 27-year-old Gustavo Banda. On Saturday Gustavo and a 15-year-old boy showed up at NorthBay Medical Center just before 11 p.m. with gunshot wounds. Gustavo died at the hospital and the teenager was treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder and released. Detectives from the Special Operations Team responded to the scene and the Homicide investigation is on-going. Investigators…
  • Pedestrian hit and killed by Capital Corridor train in Davis

    Randy Miramontez
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Amtrak   DAVIS, CA – A pedestrian was struck and killed this morning by an Amtrak Capital Corridor train near the Davis station. According to officials, the pedestrian was hit just after the Davis station at approximately 7:25 Tuesday morning. The westbound train was Capital Corridor number 527 and was traveling between Sacramento and San Jose. Passengers were unloaded and placed on the next available train heading west. The post Pedestrian hit and killed by Capital Corridor train in Davis appeared first on Celebrity Examiner.
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    DJ Intheorious' Mixes

  • Spasibo 9 - Hiphop Summer Mix

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

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

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

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

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

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:06 am
    ‘Everyday Robots’ will finally be released next week (4/29) via Warner Brothers / XL. Damon Albarn debut solo album include songs such as ‘Lonely Press Play’, ‘Hollow Ponds’ and ‘Heavy Seas Of Love’, and can be streaming in full now on iTunes Radio. Damon Albarn and his new band – The Heavy Seas – have played [&hellip(Visited 3 times, 3 visits today)
  • Best Led Zeppelin Songs (From First Three Albums)

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Top 10 Led Zeppelin Songs At a time when is missing few weeks for the so  anticipated deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin first three albums, we decided to make our Top 10 Led Zeppelin Songs from those same albums: ‘Led Zeppelin I’, ‘Led Zeppelin II’ and ‘Led Zeppelin III’. 10 – ‘That’s The Way‘ – [&hellip(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    The ceremony of the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, may have been marked by the historical performance of Nirvana with Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, Lord and St. Vincent. Nirvana were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and were joined [&hellip(Visited 28 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 90 times, 1 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 48 times, 1 visits today)
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    Home of Hip Hop Videos & Rap Music, News, Video, Mixtapes & more

  • Mila J – Loyal (Remix)

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:55 pm
    After dropping her new single Smoke, Drink, & Break Up along with remix with Ty Dolla $ign, West Coast singer Mila J lays down some vocals Chris Brown‘s hit single, Loyal which features Lil Wayne and Tyga.
  • Lil Wayne – Weezy Wednesdays (Episode 9) (Video)

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:52 pm
    On this week’s episode of Weezy Wednesdays, we get a behind the scenes look of Young Money’s Senile video shoot and footage of Euro spittin’ a freestyle on Mobb Deep’s Shook Ones instrumental.
  • Phat Geez – Chiraq Freestyle

    Brandon Wyche
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Philly’s newest artist, Phat Geez releases his freestyle on the popular “Chiraq” record. Make sure you download his Cut From A Different Cloth mixtape here.
  • KiD CuDi Covers Fat Man Magazine

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:52 pm
    For the first issue, NYC based Fat Man magazine scores big in getting former G.O.O.D music artist, KiD CuDi. When asked on why they chose the rapper for thier first issue, editor said: Kid Cudi represents the creative independent youth. He came from working at the BAPE store on West Broadway where he had his “day-n-nite” hit and now he is featuring in Hollywood movies. We at Fat Man admire men and women that accomplish whatever they set their minds on. Music artists, photographers, models, or any creative talent that gives something to society should be worshipped and Kid Cudi is…
  • A$AP Mob – Xscape (Video) ft. A$AP Twelvyy

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:34 pm
    After dropping the audio earlier this week, the A$AP Mob hit the city with Diddy in the official video of their record, ‘Xscape,’ featuring A$AP Twelvyy. The record will serve as the intro on A$AP Mob’s debut album, ‘L.O.R.D.’ coming soon.
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    The Record Stache

  • PLOY – Friend of a Friend

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

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

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

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

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Yep. You read that correctly. I was working in Las Vegas last week, so The Sweet Five had to be put on hold. Instead of falling behind, I decided to combine last week’s post with this weeks into one ultimate line-up. If you’re sitting at your desk, at home – wherever and you need a mid week pick me up – The Sweet Five is your hit. Whether you’re into the hippest of hops, or the indie-ist of rocks – The Sweet Five has music that will make your Grandma feel good about herself. The Sweetest Five tracks of the week are below!   Alicia Keys featuring…
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  • Episode 78. Lost On Radio Podcast

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

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

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

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

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:07 am
    The Record Shop’ was written by The Daydream Club as a tribute to the golden years of vinyl and independent record stores. It reflects on the current state of the industry, noting the demise in value of the physical product in favour of digital technologies. This is a vinyl only release. The specially designed vinyl sleeve features photographs of independent UK record stores, and features previously unreleased track The Musician. Buy your copy here. To celebrate Record Store Day here is the full Last Shop Standing documentary. Click here to view the embedded video.
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  • Sustainable crops

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

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

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

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

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

  • Living With Two Loves

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

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

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

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

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

  • EQing The Nashville Way

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Episode 56 - Chris Difford

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

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

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

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

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

    Musician Makers
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:50 pm
  • The Music Industry and Online Piracy by the Numbers

    Musician Makers
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post The Music Industry and Online Piracy by the Numbers appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • The Health Benefits of Music

    Musician Makers
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:50 pm
    by HealthCentral.Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post The Health Benefits of Music appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • 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.
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  • Howling Bells Announce new single ‘Your Love’

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Howling Bells have announced details of their new single, ‘Your Love,’ on Birthday Records on 2nd June. The track is the second single to be taken from the band’s fourth album, ‘Heartstrings’, also out on 2nd June, the release of the album and single come amidst a full UK headline tour that concludes with a show at London’s Scala on Tuesday 10th June. Take a listen below:
  • Reading & Leeds 2014: Final Additions Announced

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    The bill for this year’s Reading & Leeds festival has now been finalised. The latest additions include The Orwells, The Horrors and The Kooks who will join headliners Arctic Monkeys, Blink 182, Paramore and Queens of Stone Age at the event which will take place over the bank-holiday weekend of August 22-24. Also confirmed today was AlunaGeorge for the Dance Stage. The full list of acts announced today are as follows: Pulled Apart By Horses , Dry the River, Brody Dalle, The Kooks, AlunaGeorge, Slaves, The Orwells, The Horrors, Blood Red Shoes, Crossfaith, Young Guns, Tonight Alive, The…
  • NEW: Royal Blood – ‘Come On Over’

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    Royal Blood are now streaming their scuzzy new single ‘Come On Over’. ‘Come On Over’ was given its premier last-night (April 22) on Radio 1 by Huw Stephens as his ‘Hottest Record’ and it’s one menacing garage-rock-track. Royal Blood are capable of making a hell of a racket for a two-piece and just like ITJYM favourites Drenge – the use of heavily-reverberated riffs and deep drum beats makes for an insatiable wall of noise and we love it! Royal Blood will be supporting Arctic Monkeys at their mammoth Finsbury Park show at the end of May. So get there early to catch…
  • Album Review: Teen – ‘The Way and Color’

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    New York sister act Teen have released their second studio album ‘The Way and Color’ today (April 22). The band who have been compared to fellow US compatriots Haim previously might have landed that tag prematurely though. Things start brightly enough, opener ‘Rose For You’ sets a solid benchmark with its rolling bassline and Kristina “Teeny” Lieberson’s sporadically catchy lyrics of “Look, here’s a rose for you”. ‘More Than I Want’ shows off the three-pieces harmonic ability. While ‘Tied up Tied Down’ their best work and an example of why they’ve…
  • London Grammar Unveil ‘Sights’ Video

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    London Grammar have unveiled the video for their new single ‘Sights,’ taken from their debut album ‘If You Wait’. The video see’s vocalist Hanna Reid show off her stunning vocals to a packed out theatre. Check it out below:
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    TETO World Music Magazine

  • Dengue Fever | Cambodia & USA

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

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

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

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

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

    Jared Johnson
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Also available in original key (A flat minor). Piano Quick Riff – Sing (easy key) Originally performed by Ed Sheeran Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Sing – Ed Sheeran (easy key) appeared first on .
  • Sing – Ed Sheeran

    Jared Johnson
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Just warning you, this version has 7 flats. You might want to try the easy key version (G). Piano Quick Riff – Sing Originally performed by Ed Sheeran Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Sing – Ed Sheeran appeared first on .
  • Stay With Me – Sam Smith

    Jared Johnson
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Piano Quick Riff – Stay With Me Originally performed by Sam Smith Click thumbnail to download: Piano quick riffs are simplified, shortened solo piano arrangements for personal educational use only. We encourage you to purchase the full version from your favorite sheet music retailer. The post Stay With Me – Sam Smith appeared first on .
  • Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri (easy key)

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

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

  • erdingtonsound move home

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    The Erdington Sound rosta have left and launched a home page on soundcloud This will be "The Hub" where people can click on links to other sites where individual acts have there own pages. A dedicated erdingtonsound site on youtube and is being sorted meanwhile, The erdingtonsound IM Radio site has also been reactivated. All the albums are being uploaded to bandcamp as well...slowly @erdingtonsound RelatedStatic Tonality ft. Agnosia- “Hoping All Is Alright”…
  • New Track from Magic Carpet Factory!

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    Hi,   please listen to our brand new tracks "Relied On Luck" "Midnight Kiss"   Thanks! RelatedThe Shattered Grey featuring Klang-Schwester– “The Name” "The Name" is the newest track from The Shattered Grey, off the new album "All The Lost Dreams" w...The Shattered Grey featuring Klang-Schwester– “The Name” "The Name" is the newest track from The Shattered Grey, off the new album "All The Lost Dreams" w...Is It Me? I was tuning my guitar…
  • Revolution (WAY Remix) [Radio Edit]

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    After delivering an essential remix for Adventure Club earlier this year, emerging Juli Piaggio a.k.a WAY beat the lines again with another fresh mix for your audible pleasure. This time is for "Revolution" from Nervo, Ummet Ozcan and R3hab, taking off the big room sound from the original track giving it a new atmosphere of progressive house vibes. Enjoy it! Soundcloud link: RelatedMzR, MRS, Episodes 19 & 26 MzR, progressive house and trance producer. In 2011, his track "Falling Stars" realeased on ...Revolution The Revolution is here….. Time to Ride…
  • Aziza & The Cure Cover Bruno Mars, Stream New Song, "Basta"

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Some bands never quite fit into the genres we carve out for them. With influences in indie, brazilian classical, and even folk, New York City duo (and real life couple) Aziza & The Cure have a truly captivating sound, with an eclectic mix of influences from The Dirty Projectors to brazilian superstar Caetano Veloso. The band recently unveiled their debut album Through All Our Fears earlier this year after successfully raising over $5,000 via Kickstarter. Through their release, listeners came to witness the youthful passion that has defined violinist Joelle Britt and guitarist Bradley…
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  • Howling Bells Announce new single ‘Your Love’

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Howling Bells have announced details of their new single, ‘Your Love,’ on Birthday Records on 2nd June. The track is the second single to be taken from the band’s fourth album, ‘Heartstrings’, also out on 2nd June, the release of the album and single come amidst a full UK headline tour that concludes with a show at London’s Scala on Tuesday 10th June. Take a listen below:
  • Reading & Leeds 2014: Final Additions Announced

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    The bill for this year’s Reading & Leeds festival has now been finalised. The latest additions include The Orwells, The Horrors and The Kooks who will join headliners Arctic Monkeys, Blink 182, Paramore and Queens of Stone Age at the event which will take place over the bank-holiday weekend of August 22-24. Also confirmed today was AlunaGeorge for the Dance Stage. The full list of acts announced today are as follows: Pulled Apart By Horses , Dry the River, Brody Dalle, The Kooks, AlunaGeorge, Slaves, The Orwells, The Horrors, Blood Red Shoes, Crossfaith, Young Guns, Tonight Alive, The…
  • NEW: Royal Blood – ‘Come On Over’

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    Royal Blood are now streaming their scuzzy new single ‘Come On Over’. ‘Come On Over’ was given its premier last-night (April 22) on Radio 1 by Huw Stephens as his ‘Hottest Record’ and it’s one menacing garage-rock-track. Royal Blood are capable of making a hell of a racket for a two-piece and just like ITJYM favourites Drenge – the use of heavily-reverberated riffs and deep drum beats makes for an insatiable wall of noise and we love it! Royal Blood will be supporting Arctic Monkeys at their mammoth Finsbury Park show at the end of May. So get there early to catch…
  • Album Review: Teen – ‘The Way and Color’

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    New York sister act Teen have released their second studio album ‘The Way and Color’ today (April 22). The band who have been compared to fellow US compatriots Haim previously might have landed that tag prematurely though. Things start brightly enough, opener ‘Rose For You’ sets a solid benchmark with its rolling bassline and Kristina “Teeny” Lieberson’s sporadically catchy lyrics of “Look, here’s a rose for you”. ‘More Than I Want’ shows off the three-pieces harmonic ability. While ‘Tied up Tied Down’ their best work and an example of why they’ve…
  • London Grammar Unveil ‘Sights’ Video

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    London Grammar have unveiled the video for their new single ‘Sights,’ taken from their debut album ‘If You Wait’. The video see’s vocalist Hanna Reid show off her stunning vocals to a packed out theatre. Check it out below:
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    Rock.It Boy Entertainment


    17 Apr 2014 | 10:22 pm

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  • Top 5 Outdoor Venues in the World

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:25 pm
    By Siren D Spring is here and as such we are venturing outside more and more. And what better than being outside than being outside at a live venue?? Nothing at all, I say! I’ve compiled some of the top outdoor venues in the world (in no particular order) for you to check out! Feel free to share your concert experiences at outdoor venues in our comment section.    1. THE GORGE – George, Washington One of America’s premier outdoor concert venues, The Gorge Amphitheatre is a 20,000 plus seat concert venue that has played host to some of the worlds biggest performers.  The…

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  • Will the Beastie Boys Ever Tour Again?

    Louise MacGregor
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    Pretty much everyone in the world has heard the Beastie Boys at some point. Whether you had that one friend who was into hip-hop and would insist upon putting them on every time you turned your back on the music at a party or you’re a hardcore fan of your own accord, they’re a legitimate […]The post Will the Beastie Boys Ever Tour Again? appeared first on
  • Leonard Cohen’s Impact on Folk Music

    Mike Mineo
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Leonard Cohen’s impact on folk music is immeasurable. The longtime singer/songwriter is widely considered to be a poet first, and a musician second – but that’s only if you have to choose. Cohen ingeniously combines beautiful folk stylings with lyrics that are emotionally ornate and verbally idiosyncratic enough to be considered poetry. His words inspire […]The post Leonard Cohen’s Impact on Folk Music appeared first on
  • Interview with Sivu

    Josh Adams
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    Sivu is the rather strange Finnish pseudonym of James Page, an Alt-pop Gotye-style soloist, who hails from the postcard county of Cambridgeshire in eastern England. Far from the safe and historic setting he comes from, his music is altogether more adventurous and unorthodox than the medieval University buildings and flat fields that come to mind […]The post Interview with Sivu appeared first on
  • The ‘Russian Facebook’ now at war with Major Record Labels

    Josh Adams
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    One social network is now the subject of much of the music industry’s collective anger, and it’s probably not one you’re using like Facebook or Twitter. VK (previsouly known as VKontakte) is Russia’s ‘version of Facebook’ and has been turning a blind eye to some systematic music piracy happening on it’s servers. Three separate lawsuits […]The post The ‘Russian Facebook’ now at war with Major Record Labels appeared first on
  • 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
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    Groove On Fire

  • P.T.S.D. (The Return of the Pharoahe, the MonARch without the A&R)

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    Our favorite guest-writer Romney Wordsworth is back with some thoughts on the great Pharoahe Monch and his new record. The gap-toothed kid with the ill computer flow is finally back with a new album PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (iTunes here), his fourth in 15 years. He has shifted labels in an effort to maintain […]
  • Kid Robot’s New Snoop Dogg Figure

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Kid Robot has issued a bad-ass 7-inch figure of Snoop Dogg.  That is all you need to know.  Get yours here.
  • The New Mastersounds – “Whistle Song”

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Funkmasters The New Mastersounds have a new video out for “Whistle Song” off their latest effort Therapy and it’s a non-stop funky soul-jazz explosion.  If you’re a hardcore vintage funk lover, you need to check out the new album (at iTunes here) and if you haven’t gotten on board with these guys yet, definitely check […]
  • 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 […]
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  • The Casket Girls

    John Noi
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
    o many pieces of Savannah, GA three-piece The Casket Girls seemed to happen by accident. From their beginning – when electronic sound-shaper Ryan Graveface (Graveface Records, Dreamend, Black Moth Super Rainbow) found sisters Phaedra and Elsa Greene under a tree in one of Savannah’s many squares, playing Autoharp and singing bizarre songs – to the […] The post The Casket Girls appeared first on .
  • States of Hallucination Mix

    John Noi
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    Just a quick mix we did today called States of Hallucination  to help you get through this long weekend.  We can’t guarantee you’ll reach all 17 States of Hallucination, but you can try simply by listening. The post States of Hallucination Mix appeared first on .
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
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    Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither

  • Songs and Stories #135: Austin Producer/Songwriter Gurf Morlix

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    Click here to listen to the interview with Gurf Morlix (time = 40:23) Each “latest podcast” seems to be my favorite. This one is no exception. It’s a long kitchen-table chat with Austin songwriter and producer Gurf Morlix. If you… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #135: Austin Producer/Songwriter Gurf Morlix appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • A Fisheye-Ish View of “Hang It Up”

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    A few months back, I had what will definitely one of my best gigs of the year: A solo slot at The Woodshed in Los Gatos. I split the evening with the Rayburn Brothers. It was a way fun “Santa… Read more → The post A Fisheye-Ish View of “Hang It Up” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #134: Re-rockin’ and Re-stompin’ on KVMR

    28 Mar 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Click here to listen to Wesley Robertson and Michael Gaither on KVMR (time = 33:22) Whenever I play up in the lower Sierras, I have a standing offer to show up at Wesley Robertson’s “Rockin’ and Stompin” on KVMR radio.… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #134: Re-rockin’ and Re-stompin’ on KVMR appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Belgium Review: “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night”

    21 Mar 2014 | 3:02 pm
    My latest CD, “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night”, recently passed the year and a half mark. I’m starting to get asked, “When’s your next one?” It’s flattering and exciting, though at the same time, I know how much work that next… Read more → The post Belgium Review: “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #133: Aireene Espiritu and The Hobos

    20 Feb 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Click here to listen to the interview with Aireene Espiritu and The Hobos (time = 38:32) Seven years ago this month, I narrated a drive over Highway 17, talked about how that inspired the first song I ever wrote ,… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #133: Aireene Espiritu and The Hobos appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
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    Snapshots and Needle Drops

  • Lost Giraffe

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Merida, Yucatàn, Mexico– The Yucatàn Peninsula is stupidly photogenic.  First off, I want to give a quick shout-out to the lovely Alexiane P., a former McGill touree of mine and an absolutely stunning vocalist. She has been selected as a finalist to sing at this year’s FrancoFolies (click for SSND post). For those of you who don’t know, Les FrancoFolies is a French music festival, possibly the largest, where francophone artists from all over the world descend on our spectacular city of Montréal to perform both free open air and ticketed concerts. You won’t regret…
  • Remix Artists Collective

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Groovin the Moo, 2013 “Have you heard this song before?” Snapshots and Needle Drops’ Emily (WHOSE BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK) is oh so much more than a fantastic contributor: Emily often serves as my eyes and ears back in North America. My main audience for this blog are in Canada and the US, though the number of visitors from the UK and Australia are also growing. It can be incredibly difficult to write across the globe for an audience who occupy a completely different soundscape than you. What’s on the radio? What’s on TV? What artist works their way from some…
  • “To drain the whole sea…”

    24 Mar 2014 | 5:19 pm
    There is something about this song. Singer Andrew Hozier-Byrne’s voice starts out like red wine, rich and full bodied, luring us in with sounds that echo the sentiment of a Mississippi funeral procession. The smooth yet solemn funeral tone rips open to one like open grieving. Hozier’s climatic passion breaks his smooth velvet voice into hoarse sandpaper. Hozier could be someone to watch in 2014. So far, this single has reached number 2 in his native Ireland, and reached 19 on the Icelandic charts– and we all know those Icelanders have great musical intuition. “Take Me…
  • Treasure Hunting

    17 Mar 2014 | 6:20 pm
    The Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia A few weeks ago, I wrote briefly about a trip my friend Matt and I took to Kangaroo Island. Matt and I make the perfect travel companions. We’re relaxed, adventurous, spontaneous, and we like climb all over shit. One big hangup we had about visiting Kangaroo Island is that most people do it in a day or two. A DAY OR TWO??! We had a full week there and felt like we had just managed to do everything right. We’d see these daytrippers (one-way ticket, yeah) all around, running out of the bus, leaping down to whatever mind-blowing…
  • Osheaga Playlist 2014

    11 Mar 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Three fans mourn the end of Metric’s set while The Black Keys rock out 50ft to their left. As Canadians outside Montreal are becoming increasingly aware, for the August long-weekend there is nowhere else to be but Parc Jean-Drapeau. Starting the year before I moved to Montreal in 2006, the Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts has really exploded in the last few years, reaching 135,000 attendees in 2013 (apparently 70% from outside Québec)- practically busting out into the Saint Lawrence River. Today, Osheaga organizer’s released the lineup for 2014. Once again it looks to be a killer…
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    Uke Song of the Month

  • test 19

    Danno Sullivan
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:58 pm
    LEARN THIS UKULELE SONG IN 3 LOVELY LITTLE STEPS 1: LISTEN You’ll learn the song faster when the sound is locked into your brain. Use the free Bonus Videos below and whistle along… 2: LOAD Level 1 Members can download this full song sheet with ukulele chords. Spiffy! Want to Join the Club? Click Here for Info Week 21 Member Download 3: LEARN Level 2 Members also get a complete video how-to lesson brimming with tips and tricks. Want to know more? Click Here for Info Video Lesson Coming Soon Danno Sez: This is one of those songs that’s pretty much made by the harmonies, so…
  • “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…
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    Ashley J. Saunders

  • Free Transcribing Tools

    Ashley Saunders
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
      Transcribing is the art of being able to hear a song and then write the song/lick/idea it down in a form that any musician can read and play back. That’s really all it is.   I’m not going to go into the “how to”, but instead give you some FREE tools to help you out. These are tools I use all the time (I’m in no way rewarded for recommending the following products!)     Resources Firstly, on this site you can get sheets of blank chord boxes, blank notation, and blank notation with TAB.   It’ll always be free and easy to find – just hit…
  • Open Tunings: E A D E B E

    Ashley Saunders
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    Last time we looked at DADGAD and some typical chords we can use in that guitar. We took a linear approach (i.e. Moving up and down the fretboard in a line) to the guitar which suits this open tuning well verses the normal box movement (i.e. Moving between chords that are close together, in the same position). Today we will be looking at E A D E B E. This tuning appears on Road by Nick Drake (which is a stupendously advanced tune that you should try to learn!). The basis of this tuning is good old regular Standard, just with one alteration – The G string has been lowered to an E note…
  • Ted McCarty

    Ashley Saunders
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    When Ted McCarty left his job with Wurlitzer in 1948 he was being aggressively courted by headhunters for the Brach’s candy company as an accountant. An agreeable offer was eventually made but couldn’t be finalized until Mr. Brach himself came back from vacation in the Bahamas. During this wait Ted was approached by a friend to check out the possibility of turning around a guitar company in Kalamazoo, MI that was teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. He accepted and started working for Gibson in 1949. As head designer, General Manager and then President of Gibson guitars, Ted McCarty and…
  • Open Tunings: DADGAD

    Ashley Saunders
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    I mainly use two tunings: Standard and D A D G A D.   However over the last few weeks I’ve been teaching a Nick Drake song which is written in Standard with one alteration – The G string has been lowered to an E note – E A D E B E. Lovely tuning!   What I like about both D A D G A D and E A D E B E is that open strings can be used to fill out the chords and that the guitar can be looked at linearly (i.e. Moving up and down the fretboard in a line) rather than the usual box type (i.e. Moving between chords that are close together, in the same position).  …
  • Finding New Sounds

    Ashley Saunders
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:11 am
    A few days ago I was trying to come up with some new tones for a gig I was about to do. Yep, I spent some time geeking with pedals, different guitar and working the tone controls on the amp – all in search of new.     There are a few short insights that I thought I’d share with you. Here’s what I found:     Think Chain The chain of pedals you have all effect the overall tone, if you move one pedal out or change two around – you should notice a change in the overall sound and the other sounds you can achieve. It doesn’t matter the amount of pedals you have, but…
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    Music Imperium

  • The Stereo Boyz - Metal Gear Solid

    mike kw
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Live from the Ghettoblaster - Instrumentals by The Stereo Boyz The Stereo Boyz - Metal Gear Solid
  • Malice & Mario Sweet - Living Life feat. Geo

    mike kw
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Happy 2 Year: Deluxe Edition by Malice & Mario Sweet  Malice & Mario Sweet - Living Life feat. Geo
  • Ellie Goulding - Beating Heart (Cahill Radio Edit)

    mike kw
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    Ellie Goulding - Beating Heart (Cahill Radio Edit)
  • Shon - DIAMONDS

    mike kw
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    Shon - DIAMONDS Thank you all for the support and love this year, it's only April and you've already help me reach so many of my goals already. You all are the BEST! Here is my gift to you , something smooth for you to vibe to. GONE.
  • Spaycee - Still

    mike kw
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Spaycee - Still MAN In A Cave EP DOWNLOAD LINK by: TitoBeatsSound Engineer: Jeff Crake Shot by: Martin Czachor and Comma the EmceeEdited by: Martin Czachor Big thanks to MetalWorks Studios.1. DJ Premier - Set Me Free2. Mos Def - Respiration 3. Mr. Green - Childhoods4. DJ Premier - On the Rise Again5. Dr. Dre - Lil Ghetto Boy6. Nas - Represent 7. Public Enemy - Contract on the World Love Jam8. Rakim - Holy Are You9.
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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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    Guitar Coach | Guitar Coach Magazine

  • Improvisation On Guitar

    Hamish Craig
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Improvisation on Guitar. The ability to jam over backing tracks (or even with a live band) probably gives me more satisfaction, guitar-wise, than anything else. Sure it takes some time to master, so that is why I like to encourage my students to start at the very basic level, usually in the E minor pentatonic scale and build up their fretboard knowledge slowly but surely. Whilst considering another special edition on improvisation, I recorded a backing track to begin planning a series of lessons. When I started messing about with…
  • Strumming Songs

    Hamish Craig
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    Strumming Songs: Mr. Jones by The Counting Crows, The Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer and More Than A Feeling by Boston have 3 distinctive must know strumming patterns; each one completely different and deliberately picked to help you improve your muscle memory and strumming ability.   As with many of our sessions in this month’s issue, we will be stringing them all together, one after the other, to help you learn adjusting from one pattern to the other, adding your own colour and flavour and using them as warm up sessions which you…
  • Scott Holiday. Rival Sons.

    Hamish Craig
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    With a strong combination of hard work, relentless touring, strong singing and playing and memorable material, California’s Rival Sons are keeping the hard rock fires burning brightly, and thankfully so. The Sons are currently touring Europe, promoting their latest release, Head Down, building a large fan base, and will soon return to the USA, fresh with ideas for their as-yet recorded disc. Scott Holiday grew up in a musical family that just happened to love rock ‘n roll. “My family shaped my musical taste…
  • My First Guitar

    Hamish Craig
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Andy Partridge shares some thoughts about the first guitar he ever bought, as well as some great anecdotes from some professionals within the business. Almost everyone remembers the first guitar they bought, in much the same way as other ”first time experiences” become instilled in your memory; like first houses, cars, loves and – ahem – sexual experience. I still lovingly look at my Eko jumbo with its thin neck and distinctive scratch plate. I saw it for sale at a newly opened all-purpose music shop that did not sell electric guitars,…
  • Guitar Picking Exercises

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:26 am
    Here are some guitar picking exercises, and warm up routines, that are geared towards the intermediate hard rocking metal guitarist, that wants to become a shredder. This lesson plan will increase your music theory and dexterity on the guitar, allowing you to be creative and add to the lesson plan. Performance notes: Doing these warm ups are essential to being able to attack the scale and arpeggio exercises that we will be exploring in future lessons, plus you will become a precision picking machine. While you start the practice regime find a tempo that you can work with (consistent…
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  • Quit Monkeying Around! Five Tips For A Better Band

    Sophie Figgis
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:38 am
    Even expert musicians can sound terrible in a band if they're not used to playing together. Here are five tips to help you sound great when playing in a band. Continue reading →Related posts:Rock Band II: The Ultimate Ear Training HeroPlay Rock Band 3… with a real Fender guitar!Frequency Band Characteristics (Part 1)
  • How To Recognize Major and Minor Keys

    Sophie Figgis
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Songs are in a major or minor key and it's important for a musician to be able to quickly and easily tell which one it is. Here are some tricks you can use. Continue reading →Related posts:Inversions of Major and Minor TriadsGet familiar with the minor pentatonic scaleLearning to Recognize Triads – Part 1
  • How To Tune Your Guitar By Ear

    Rakesh Guha
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Many guitarists have to use a digital tuner to be able to tune their guitar quickly and easily, but here's why and how you should tune your guitar by ear. Continue reading →Related posts:Alternate Guitar Tunings: A Fresh New SoundHow To Teach Someone To Sing In TuneGuitar Interval Practice: Learn to Recognize Intervals
  • How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune

    Christopher Sutton
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:35 am
    If you struggle to sing in tune or are trying to teach people who do, you must see these top tips from leading specialists in teaching people to sing in tune. Continue reading →Related posts:The Choir Who Can’t Sing (George Bevan)A New Test For Tone DeafnessWhy every musician must be a singer too
  • 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!
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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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  • Track of the Day : Claire – ‘Broken Promise Land’

    Mark Strong
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    Munich based band ‘Claire‘ had a phenomenal end to 2013. Their single ‘Games‘, and its various remixes, seemed to gain a momentum all of its own  and the accompanying music video reached a 800k hit total on YouTube, which in turn led to a recording contract with the impressive Capitol Records. The German 5-piece are now back with a new single ‘Broken Promise Land‘ which we feel fully deserves today’s Track of the Day accolade. It’s a heady mix of electro-indie that once again showcases the stunning vocal ability of Josie Claire Bürkle. The…
  • PHOX set for UK debut single and shows

    Mark Strong
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    Wisconsin band PHOX have today announced that they will be visiting the UK in the coming weeks to play a series of live shows. The band have recently signed to Partisan Records, after a bidding war for their signatures. Hot on the news of the tour also come news of a UK debut single ‘Slow Motion‘, which has been given a 9th June release (followed by an LP release in September). The single can be heard below and is a glorious mix of Monica Martin’s vocals and mouth-watering strings. The track offers a heady mix of genres. Folk, indie and a Caribbean sounding bass that ensures…
  • 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…
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    this is our jam

  • {RECAP} panama wedding, dan croll

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    On Monday night, I started the week off right by catching Panama Wedding and Dan Croll at Rock ‘N Roll Hotel. After discovering Panama Wedding at SXSW, it was so happily nostalgic to see them again. The lead singer still sounded like Phil Collins – so much so that my roomie turned to me during the concert and said “This makes me want to watch Tarzan…” – it was lovely. The New York band’s music was the perfect complement to a beautiful day as their music feels like it should be played during a summertime pool party. “All Of The People” continues to be a…
  • {WE LOVE} the war on drugs

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    I am so belated in getting into The War on Drugs. Everyone has been raving about them for months/years/ever, but I just haven't taken the time to listen and get into them (#gradschoolproblems). That all changed when I listened to lead singer's Adam Granduciel's interview on NPR's World Cafe -- Adam is so earnest and honest and passionate, and that bleeds through to their music. Plus I like that they're from Philadelphia.Don't be like me, and start listening to these guys right now. The interview is pretty awesome too, as Adam gets really personal about being in a band and his relationship…
  • {WE LOVE} haerts

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Haerts has been a illusive band that has been quietly floating on my radar for the past few months. My brother sent me their album and I listened to a song here or there, but it's been just this week that I've really gotten into the electro-pop band. This New York-based four piece was the talk of the town at SXSW (seriously, we tried and failed to see them like three times) so we're so glad that they're finally coming through the DC area!Whet your appetite for Haerts with my favorite jam "Wings" -- produced by St. Lucia's Jean-Phillip Grobler!I highly recommend watching their entire KEXP…
  • {INTERVIEW} harmonic blue

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    TIOJ recently had the chance to chat with Anthony, Gabe, and Zach of DC/Baltimore's own Harmonic Blue. We met up at Cove on 14th Street, which was the perfect location to chat about musical inspiration, the DMV's music scene, and, of course, for the boys to draw their self portrait. Listen while you read! Tell us about yourselves and how Harmonic Blue came to be!Zach: We’re Harmonic Blue and we’ve been playing together as a band for about two years now. We all met at [the University of] Maryland. I started playing some music with Gabe earlier on but we had one gig and it was a…
  • {IF YOU LIKE} foster the people, walk the moon

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    (via 1/2/3)If you like the pop vocal stylings of Foster the People or the hip-shaking synths and beats of Walk the Moon, then we bet you'll love Australia's Strange Talk. Their music is addictive and dance-ready, and, after seeing them at SXSW, we're convinced that they're going to be the next big thing in indie pop music. It's no surprise that they remind us of our favorite bands since their debut album Cast Away has been produced by production teams that have also worked with M83, Phoenix, Bloc Party, and Two Door Cinema Club. These dudes are on their way.Check out synthpop happiness…
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    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith

  • “White Room” Transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    While at Berklee School of Music studying the electric bass, Wolfgang Hammersmith studied and learned to play the electric bass line for Cream’s hit song “White Room.” You can listen to his version of the bass line in a recent blog post. Additionally, his education also involved transcribing the bass line for this Cream song and songs by many of his other favorite bass players.  You can view his transcribed version of this song here: White Room by Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith   You can also listen to Wolfgang Hammersmith playing the bass lines for this and other…
  • “Who’s Been Drinking the Wine” – Transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    While learning the electric bass at Berklee College of Music, part of Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith’s coursework included transcribing the electric bass lines for many of his favorite songs. One of the songs he chose to transcribe was “Who’s Been Drinking the Wine?”, which is by an unknown composer. You can view his transcribed version below: Who’s Been Drinking the Wine? by Wolfgang Hammersmith   Find out when Wolfgang Hammersmith adds new bass lines to this website by following him on Twitter:‎
  • “Pink” transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Wolfgang Hammersmith studied the electric bass at Berklee College of Music, where he was required to transcribe the bass lines for a number of songs in one of his courses.  One song he chose to transcribe was “Pink” by Aerosmith. You can view his transcribed version below: Pink by Wolfgang Hammersmith   To learn more about Wolfgang Hammersmith and listen to the bass tracks he has recorded with his favorite songs, visit his Pinterest boards:
  • “Crazy” transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    Scottish rock band Nazareth formed in 1968 and is still recording and touring today for an international fanbase. They created the song “Crazy (A Suitable Case for Treatment)” to the soundtrack of the film Heavy Metal in 1981. While studying the electric bass at Berklee College of Music, Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith had the opportunity to transcribe bass lines from a number of his favorite songs. One song he chose was Nazareth’s hit, which you can view transcribed below: Crazy by Wolfgang Hammersmith You can listen to Wolfgang Hammersmith playing bass lines…
  • “Rain” transcribed

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:12 am
    One of Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith’s assignments while studying electric bass at the Berklee School of Music was to transcribe the bass line for the song “Rain” by The Beatles. “Rain” is credited to Paul McCartney and John Lennon and appeared as the B-side for the #1 single “Paperback Writer”.   You can view the transcribed bass line for this song, which Wolfgang Hammersmith completed, here: Rain by Wolfgang “Thunderhand” Hammersmith Wolfgang Hammersmith currently works with Vadium, Inc. Learn more about his role…
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    Album Leaks

  • Linkin Park – The Hunting Party

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    The Hunting Party is the upcoming sixth studio album from Linkin Park due out June 14th, 2014. This will be the bands first self-produced album and return to … The post Linkin Park – The Hunting Party appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • 50 Cent – Animal Ambition

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    After delays and drama after leaving best-friend Eminem’s Shady Aftermath label, 50 Cent is ready to unleash his fifth studio album Animal Ambition, June 3rd, 2014 via G-Unit, … The post 50 Cent – Animal Ambition appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • Michael Jackson – Xscape

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:24 am
    The Michael Jackson milking trend continues. Xscape is Michael Jackson’s twelfth studio album and second posthumous album since his death in 2009. It will be released on May … The post Michael Jackson – Xscape appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • Mariah Carey – The Art of Letting Go

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    Details have been a little bit sketchy about Mariah Carey’s highly anticipated upcoming release The Art of Letting Go. As it currently stands, the release date is scheduled … The post Mariah Carey – The Art of Letting Go appeared first on Album Leaks.
  • Lily Allen – Sheezus

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    English recording artist Lily Allen is set to release her third full-length album entitled Sheezus, May 5th, 2014 through Parlophone and Warner Bros. Sheezus is first release of … The post Lily Allen – Sheezus appeared first on Album Leaks.
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    The Standing "O" Project Singer/Songwriter Podcast

  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Richard Thompson / Jackie M / Chad & Jeremy

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:09 pm
    The April 21, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Richard Thompson performing, "The Dimming of The Day," Creativity Corner insight from Jackie M, and a Laugh O' The Day with Chad & Jeremy. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - John Fullbright / Arlene Kole / Greg Brown

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    The April 14, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features John Fullbright performing, "Me Wanting You," Creativity Corner insight from Arlene Kole, and a Laugh O' The Day with Greg Brown. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Ernest Whaley / Thomas Bien / David Francey

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    The March 31, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Ernest Whaley performing, "She's Gone," Creativity Corner insight from Thomas Bien, and a Laugh O' The Day with David Francey. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Boris McCutcheon / Robert Scheinfeld / Sarah Gillespie

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    The March 24, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Boris McCutcheon performing, "Levittown Girl," Creativity Corner insight from Robert Scheinfeld, and a Laugh O' The Day with Sarah Gillespie. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Nikki Rosetti / Essence / Glenn Frey

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    16 Mar 2014 | 8:58 am
    The March 17, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Nikki Rosetti performing "Thin Layer of Dust," Creativity Corner insight from Essence, and a Laugh O' The Day with Glenn Frey. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at…
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    SEaT Capital » Music News

  • Ella Henderson’s ‘Ghost’ Premiere

    Bradd Chambers
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    X Factor favourite Ella Henderson has finally revealed her debut single ‘Ghost.’ The ... [more]The post Ella Henderson’s ‘Ghost’ Premiere appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • Mixed Reviews For Avril Lavigne’s New Single ‘Hello Kitty’

    Bradd Chambers
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:49 am
    Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne has released the video for her latest single ‘Hello ... [more]The post Mixed Reviews For Avril Lavigne’s New Single ‘Hello Kitty’ appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • Kaiser Chiefs Announce Tour Dates

    George Moss
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    English Indie group the Kaiser Chiefs have announced two shows for 2015. They will be playing at ... [more]The post Kaiser Chiefs Announce Tour Dates appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • The Libertines To Play Hyde Park?

    Sherwin Claridge
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Rumours are rampant across the internet due to The Libertines posting a picture of Hyde Park on ... [more]The post The Libertines To Play Hyde Park? appeared first on SEaT Capital
  • McBusted at Liverpool Echo Arena: Review

    Bradd Chambers
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    McFly sent teenage girls into a frenzy last November when they announced that they’d be ... [more]The post McBusted at Liverpool Echo Arena: Review appeared first on SEaT Capital
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    Crooked Manners

  • These Sexy Madalina Pica Pics Will Increase Your Heart Rate

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Sexy Madalina Pica Pics That Will Increase Your Heart Rate Madalina Pica is quickly becoming one of our favorite super models. If looks could kill, we would already be rolling over in an early grave with our tongues still wagging. Hailing from Romania, this girl has looks that are distinctly European. If you’ve never had a crush on a Romanian chick before, consider this your first admission to the club. While we don’t know much about this exotic beauty, we do know that she could make plenty of men’s heads spin. Where did you come from, Madalina Pica? Why have you been sent…
  • Kate Upton in Zero Gravity Has Never Looked Better

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Kate Upton in Zero Gravity What guy doesn’t want to see Kate Upton in a bikini immune to the effects of Earth’s gravitational pull? A man without pulse, that’s the only acceptable answer. Sports Illustrated decided to take the smoldering hot Kate Upton well above the mile high club to capture one of the most unique swimsuit pictorials in the history of … well, swimsuits. Check out the photos below. Feels like we must be dreaming. God bless you Kate Upton!
  • Community Goes G.I. Joe

    4 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Community has always been at its best when they break all convention and adopt a completely different genre. In the comedy world this is known as mapping and Community is arguably the best. One of my favorite episodes is “Basic Lupine Urology” (Law & Order). This week Community conquered the 1980′s cartoon classic G.I. Joe where Jeff Winger experiences an existential crisis about aging and death. Having never watched the original series I can’t say how true it was the source material.  I don’t want to reveal too much about the plot but I will say that if you…
  • How I Met Your Mother Comes to A Close

    31 Mar 2014 | 5:49 pm
    While I have never watched the show, How I Met Your Mother has become the Friends of the millennial generation. Tonight marks the final episode of the not-so-groundbreaking series which launched the careers of Cobie Smulders and Neil Patrick Harris.  In fact the only person who hasn’t made a great career out of this show is the main character “Ted” played by Josh Radnor. But that is beside the point. After 208 episodes the sitcom has finally come to a close. There have been numerous inside jokes like “Legendary”, and slutty pumpkins. But I have just finished…
  • Patso Dimitrov Combines NBA Shoes with Popular Album Art

    25 Mar 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Artist and designer Patso Dimitrov has released his newest piece of work which combines NBA players’ signature shoe design with popular album art. From Lebron James and Paul George to Jay Z and Schoolboy Q, Dimitrov has designed some of the most bad-ass shoes that will hopefully one day be on the market!
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    Travel Hymns

  • Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 2

    Travel Hymns
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 2 Flume Electronic, Future Garage, House Australian phenom Flume has quickly eclipsed cult status and is becoming a major draw for US audiences. Poised and ready for the limelight, there’s no telling what the ceiling is for this 20-something-year-old. Considered one of the best sets of Coachella, make sure you seize the opportunity to take in his set at Outside Lands. A must see. Gardens & Villa Indie Rock, Synth Pop A sharp and focused indie pop group out of Oregon, Gardens & Villa are quickly winning over fans with their brand of sugary…
  • Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 1

    Travel Hymns
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Outside Lands 2014 Listening Guide Part 1 Aer Pop, Rap Boston duo David and Carter formed what was originally known as Fresh Aer Movement after playing together in a 4-piece band, combining elements of rap and pop in the style of Sammy Adams. Arctic Monkeys Rock Years after their explosion to fame and minor lineup changes, Arctic Monkeys have become a mainstay of the rock world like predecessors Queens Of The Stone Age. They continue to enjoy major billing on US music festivals on the heels of their last sensational release, AM. Atmosphere Hip Hop Somewhat of a cult favorite among hip-hop…
  • Coachella 2014 Live Stream + Schedule

    Travel Hymns
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Coachella 2014 Live Stream *This page will be updated on April 11th The live stream of Coachella is nearly upon us! For one glorious day trapped inside the office, even those of us without wristbands will be shown the doors of the Polo Grounds to rock with some of our favorite artists. Even if you’re working for the man the weekend of the festival, you too will be faced with the heartbreaking decision of watching Arcade Fire over Disclosure. Oh, the joy! Last year was a huge year for the webcast, showcasing huge names like Smith Westerns, DIIV, Cloud Nothings, Social Distortion, James…
  • 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
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    Festival Archive

  • Beaches International Jazz Festival 2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    The 2014 Beaches Jazz Festival is a 10 day free jazz festival held in Toronto, Canada during mid-late July. With roughly 1000 artists performing over 6 main stages including 50 dedicated bands for the “StreetFest” party you can see why some 1,000,000 people come to the festival each year, making it one of Toronto’s most famous festivals. For over 1,000 hours during the 2nd half of July you’ll be able […] The post Beaches International Jazz Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • San Diego Jazz Festival 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    The 2014 Payne Pest Management San Diego Jazz Festival will this year run for 3 days over the memorial day weekend at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Expected audience of 11,500 and around 25 acts in total, the San Diego Jazz Fest is a great little festival hosted on the panoramic seaside setting of the La Costa venue. Confirmed acts for this year include Jill Scott, Jonathan Butler, Norman […] The post San Diego Jazz Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    With audiences in excess of 35,000 each year, the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is now known to be one of the largest free jazz festivals on the East Coast of the USA. It’s been going strong since 1989 and is held in memory of Clifford Brown to died in a tragic car accident in 1956 at age 25 alongside his friend and promising pianist Richie […] The post DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • Moers Festival 2014

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    The 2014 Moers Festival is now in its 43rd year, with it comes a new purpose built venue and a star studded lineup with jazz artists attending from all around the world, this year with a special focus on Europe, USA and Brazilian acts. Over the years many famous musicians have attended the Moers festival including Herbie Hancock, Lester Bowie, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Archie […] The post Moers Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
  • DC Jazz Festival 2014

    11 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    The 2014 DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) will this year run for 6 days and marks the festivals 10th Anniversary. With over 125 performances at various clubs and venues around the city (60+ different venues), the DC Jazz Fest is expected to bring in a crowd of over 100,000. It is regarded by many to be one of the fastest growing jazz festivals in the USA. […] The post DC Jazz Festival 2014 appeared first on Festival Archive.
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    Where It's A-T

  • Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Getting to Know the Band and Addressing Volume

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    We’re excited to welcome guest blogger Steve Lagudi back to Where it’s A-T, with a fresh installment of posts centered on “Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting.” In case you missed his first series on Miking Live Drums, you can read it here. In my previous blog posts I discussed my approach to drums. […]The post Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Getting to Know the Band and Addressing Volume appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Introducing Our New Gaming Headsets: ATH-ADG1 and ATH-AG1

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Audio-Technica is very excited to announce its foray into the world of gaming headsets. We’ve funneled more than 50 years of expert sound research into these headphones for the gamer who cares about quality sound. With the release of the ATH-ADG1 and ATH-AG1 Gaming Headsets, we bring the concept of virtual reality home. The immersive […]The post Introducing Our New Gaming Headsets: ATH-ADG1 and ATH-AG1 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Audio-Technica Hits the Streets at SXSW 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    Since its inception in 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) has rapidly grown into one of the biggest multimedia events in the world. People from far corners of the world flock to SXSW in greater numbers each year to share in the excitement. In March, Audio-Technica was fortunate to have a booth during the festival. We […]The post Audio-Technica Hits the Streets at SXSW 2014 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • 3 Multi-Mic Combinations for Recording Electric Guitar

    3 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    There are several multi-microphone techniques that can help refine your guitar sound while recording.  Here are a few tips to take your sound to the next level.. 1.         Two Dynamic Mics Try positioning two dynamic microphones on one speaker. In this arrangement, we’re using two ATM650 dynamic microphones. The first microphone is aimed straight ahead […]The post 3 Multi-Mic Combinations for Recording Electric Guitar appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Stops to Make Music at NAMM

    1 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    We love talking about our friends at The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus who are traveling the globe to provide students with free studio time. The Lennon Bus is committed to providing these students and their schools with personalized, customized studio sessions where they get a crash course in writing, recording and producing music. The […]The post The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Stops to Make Music at NAMM appeared first on Where It's A-T.
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  • 9 Coachella tips for first-timers

    Sean Panganiban
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:46 pm
    –This article was contributed by Sean Panganiban. You can reach him at Seanpangs10[at] – For the past 6 years of my life I’ve lived and breathed... The post 9 Coachella tips for first-timers appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Coachella 2014 pool parties and after parties

    Evan Thomas
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Updated 4/9/14 – Zero Gravity After Party, Cosmic Stardust and Influential House added Coachella pool parties and after parties have been growing in number and size... The post Coachella 2014 pool parties and after parties appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Coachella 2014: 5 artists to catch in the Yuma Tent

    Evan Thomas
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    The Yuma Tent–which hosts both rising stars and the biggest names in “underground” dance music–was one of the most welcomed upgrades at Coachella last year,... The post Coachella 2014: 5 artists to catch in the Yuma Tent appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup: The good, the bad, and the ugly

    Zach Silva
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    –Long-time Lollapalooza fan and TravelGrom contributor Zach Silva breaks down this year’s lineup.– This past week, Lollapalooza released its tickets (and subsequently sold them... The post Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup: The good, the bad, and the ugly appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Coachella Camping Tips & Checklist

    Evan Thomas
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Wondering what to bring to Coachella?  Whether you are camping or staying in a hotel, this article is designed to keep you safe, cool... The post Coachella Camping Tips & Checklist appeared first on TravelGrom.
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    Latest News, Music News, Tour Dates, Festival Dates, Headliners - Gigs and Festivals

  • De La Soul To Perform At YO1 Festival

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    De La Soul will be making their only UK Festival appearance at this year’s YO1 Festival. One of the most artistic and creative hip-hop acts ever; this trio from Long Island have had an unquestionable influence since their debut in 1987. It is 25 years since the release of their world-conquering debut album, 3 Feet High And Rising, which sees De La Soul return to the UK for a run of shows to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their iconic album Sub Focus DJ Set & ID will be headlining the main arena at the festival which takes place on May 4th. Others headliners include Danny Howard, host…
  • Twin Atlantic Announce Tiny London Show

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    Twin Atlantic will play an intimate London show next month. The band will play a tiny show at the Boston Arms on May 14th; following their two shows at The Great Escape on Saturday 10th May - The Eastwing XFM show during the day and a headline slot at the VEVO showcase in the evening. The new album 'Great Divide' will be released on August 18th. Recorded during months of festival performances and a sold out tour, the album reflects the challenges of being on the road and the thrill of performing to tens of thousands of fans each night. “90% of Great Divide was written in the back of the…
  • Bestival Unveil Red Bull Music Academy Line-Up

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Bestival have unveiled the Red Bull Music Academy Stage line-up. Glaswegian electronic music Mafiosi Numbers, who return to Bestival for the fourth time, kicks things off on Thursday, with Jackmaster & Oneman Present Can U Dance showcasing their four-deck manoeuvres, live sets from Redhino, and Kool Clap and Spencer going back to back with Optimo. Friday sees Harvey’s Discotheque taking charge, channelling the same wide-grinned disco as his sell-out UK comeback gig with RBMA in 2012. Techno DJ du jour Daniel Avery joins in, alongside stalwarts of the sunrise anthem Pachanga Boys, while…
  • Lily Allen asks for the pop crown in new 'Sheezus' video

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Lily Allen asks for the pop crown in the video for her new track 'Sheezus'. The 'Hard Out Here' singer, who is about to release her new album 'Sheezus' after a four-year hiatus, appears in the new promo for the title track under a blue light, wearing a hoodie and gold chain with glowing eyes, as she sings about wanting to be number one in the pop world. In the video, she gives a shout out to her fellow female pop stars, including Lorde, Rihanna and Beyonce, singing: "Riri isn't scared of Katy Perry's roaring/ Queen Bey's gone back to the drawing/Lorde smells blood, yeah/ She's about to slay…
  • New Acts Added To Blissfields Line-Up

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    Blissfields have announced the second wave of acts for this year’s festival, running from July 3rd-5th. Spector, Bipolar Sunshine, Johnny Flynn, Thumpers, Éclair Fifi, Years And Years, and Laurel lead the announcement and will join 2ManyDjs, Hercules & Love Affair and Tune-Yards. Spector return to Blissfields, bringing the Roxy Music-esque sharp pop of debut record Enjoy It While It Lasts – which reached #1 on the Official Record Store Chart on release – to the main stage, no doubt previewing new material already destined for the climax of indie discos across Britain. They’re…
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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 Metairie, LA ranked #1 in Rock in their area on ReverbNation.  They are definitely worth a moment of your time when you get a chance to check them out.Sun God Seven was conceived in the summer of 2012 between Sun God and Glenn 7. These two artists go back 25 yrs having cut their teeth in the same music scene in New Orleans.  Sun God moved away from New Orleans to pursue his career in an all original rock act in Houston, TX.  That band Downtown Bruno garnered a huge fan base in The Houston area and attracted the attention of Pace concerts which has…
  • Venue Review: Soda Bar, San Diego, CA

    June Owatari
    12 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Soda Bar is one of my favorite venues in San Diego. It's small enough to be intimate, yet big enough and well-known enough to have national acts come through. It helps that they have a finger on the pulse of the local scene too, often featuring local bands like Burning of Rome, Gloomsday, and more. They usually have shows booked 7 days a week with few exceptions, and music ranges from your grungiest, loudest punk to straight up electronic dance.The venue is divided into two main sections, with the bar being the dividing line between the two. On the bar-facing side, the room is lined with…
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream Music & Indie News

  • Whatcha Say: Lana Del Rey, Beyonce and Miley Cyrus Got Our Readers Talking + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Morrissey's 'World Peace Is None of Your Business' Track List May Top Its Title – No one will ever be better at the art of being Morrissey than Morrissey. First, he gives his new album the title World Peace Is None of Your Business, which may or may not […]
  • Oh well, whatever, never mind : A short history of Nirvana + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:56 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Wild Moccasins: 88 92 (Review) – Wild Moccasins spend half of their debut slavishly recreating early ’80s pop, but don’t really come to life until they stop doing that later in the album. Continue Reading On » News: 14 incredible moments from the Rock and Roll Hall […]
  • Florence and the Machine and Lily Allen confirmed for London's Other Ball + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   After Future And Kanye's 'I Won,' Metro Boomin Is 'Gonna Stay Around' – Producer talks to MTV News about what he’s got on deck. By Adam Fleischer Continue Reading On » Trust – “Capitol” Video – Trust — now the solo project of producer Robert Alfons […]
  • Here’s how you have a mother-daughter sex talk + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:53 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Taylor Swift's parents throwing wrench in her career, report says – Taylor Swift’s mom and dad are being accused of becoming “difficult and controlling stage parents” as they assume total power over her career — even though they have technically separated. Continue Reading On » New Videos: […]
  • Case Study: Inside Vance Joy’s European success + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Tonight Alive Confirm 2014 US Fall Tour Plans – Couldn’t get a ticket to see Tonight Alive on their spring tour? Don’t worry, you won’t be waiting too long for your next opportunity to see them.The Australian five-piece have confirmed they will be returning to the US this […]
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  • Blur frontman sorry for BDO no-show + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Lily Allen, Kelis, Danny Brown for Splendour 2014 – Lily Allen, Interpol, Chvrches, Danny Brown and Outkast head up another eclectic gem of a lineup from festival juggernaut Splendour In The Grass. Festival organisers are currently being lauded online for the inclusion of and UK indie rockers The […]
  • Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   A three-chord party-starter with a punk-blues accelerant – Benjamin Booker is a young rocker and a real good roller from New Orleans Continue Reading On » Nicki Minaj Says “Hell No,” ‘The Pink Print’ Will Not Have A “Starships” Or “Super Bass” – The “Nicki Minaj […]
  • ‘Hurricane’: For Bob Dylan, Rubin Carter fight was personal + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Kylie Minogue’s “Golden Boy”: Listen To The Record Store Day Song – As is often the case, hindsight is 20/20, and this has several Kylie Minogue fans pondering why scrapped Kiss Me Once track “Golden Boy” — once destined to be a Japanese bonus track — was relegated to […]
  • James Blunt: Moon Landing Tour, Royal Albert Hall, review: 'a brilliant entertainer' + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   ‘I couldn’t speak up and say no’ – AUSTRALIAN singer-songwriter Gabriella Cilmi says misguided pressure on her to play the sexy pop star almost killed her career. Continue Reading On » Miley Cyrus Cancels Remainder Of US Tour Dates – Stricken star pulls the plug on […]
  • Katy Perry 'No Longer Just A Cat Lady', Shows Off New Puppy + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Lotus Rock Brooklyn Bowl During Three-Night Run (A Gallery) – Lotus headlined three shows at Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Bowl this week, performing to a packed house throughout the week as the band wraps up their Spring tour before breaking prior to festival season. Next up for Lotus is a […]
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  • Dizzee Rascal & Jessie J confirm Fusion + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:42 am
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