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  • The Best Selling iTunes Songs within last 24 hours

    Kings of A&R
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Hozier “Take Me To Church” 22,355 downloads Mark Ronson “Uptown Funk” 14,523 downloads Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” 13,281 downloads Sam Smith “I’m Not The Only One” 11,732 downloads Pentatonix “Mary Did You Know?” 8,379 downloads
  • Sigur Rós 'Valtari' Mystery Film Experiment: Dauðalogn
    blutruth (/music/member/blutruth)
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    From sigur rós have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band's new album valtari. the idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom. among the filmmakers are ramin bahrani, alma har'el and john cameron mitchell.
  • Watch Rivers Cuomo Join Real Estate to Perform Pinkerton's "No Other One"

    Paste - Recently Added
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Watch Rivers Cuomo Join Real Estate to Perform Pinkerton's "No Other One"
  • The Technology Behind Marty McFly's Self-Lacing Shoes is Finally Here

    Paste - Recently Added
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:55 pm
    The Technology Behind Marty McFly's Self-Lacing Shoes is Finally Here
  • WATCH | Deerhoof - 'Paradise Girls'

    Jeremy Daniel
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:12 pm
    On the heels of last week’s so-insane-you-can’t-look-away video for 'Exit Only' starring Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon, Deerhoof has revealed the 'Paradise Girls' video. A ruthlessly funky hip-shaker, blending no-frills minimalism with outrageous Janet Jackson-inspired synchronized dance routines, the video is at once charming and off-putting with abstract costumes and over the top joyful expressionism. Director Kenichi Iwasa explains, "My first impression of the song was very rhythmic, playful and very happy. I wanted to translate that into a video while incorporating some unexpected…
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    Kings of A&R

  • The Best Selling iTunes Songs within last 24 hours

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

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

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

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    Renowned music industry executive Tom Sturges literally wrote the book on creativity. In his most recent work, Every Idea Is A Good Idea, he explores the two primary types of creativity- individual and collaborative. While the book is a must-read no matter what you do, filled with excellent advice and exercises to help anyone find their creative center and learn to access it more efficiently, many of us work with artists every day in a non-creative capacity. We followed up with him to find out a little more about how to have a successful relationship with truly creative people, and see what…
  • Corsica Arts Club

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:52 am
    Since our last feature on Corsica Arts Club this indie duo has released a new single Untamed. They’ve captured the attention of tastemakers at NME, MTV, and KCRW, and were invited by the band Spoon to open for them in Los Angeles. As far as the new single, it was inspired by New Order, Bryan Ferry, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, and Iggy Pop’s “The Idiot”. Their last single California I follow immediately made us fans. Contact:
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  • WATCH | Deerhoof - 'Paradise Girls'

    Jeremy Daniel
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:12 pm
    On the heels of last week’s so-insane-you-can’t-look-away video for 'Exit Only' starring Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon, Deerhoof has revealed the 'Paradise Girls' video. A ruthlessly funky hip-shaker, blending no-frills minimalism with outrageous Janet Jackson-inspired synchronized dance routines, the video is at once charming and off-putting with abstract costumes and over the top joyful expressionism. Director Kenichi Iwasa explains, "My first impression of the song was very rhythmic, playful and very happy. I wanted to translate that into a video while incorporating some unexpected…
  • In Tall Buildings announces new album

    Jeremy Daniel
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Erik Hall worked patiently and solitarily for four years to craft Driver, his sophomore album as In Tall Buildings. Produced between his home studio in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago and a 60's farmhouse in Leelanau County, Michigan, the album comes twenty years after Hall originally fell in love with home recording at age 13 - the year he got his hands on his first multitrack recorder. Driver uses a relatively simple palette to create spacious pop songs, leaving plenty of room for Hall's often Peter Gabriel-esque vocals to shine. The music, though culled from every guitar, keyboard, and…
  • Review: Draag - Lavender Hole [Single]

    Mike Mehalick
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Newly minted Los Angeles-based alt-shoegaze rockers Draag are wasting no time in following up their self titled debut LP. The band is readying the Tracii Lordz EP, which was produced by fellow LA experimental rocker Jeff Byron, formerly of The Mae Shi’s. Draag started in the fall of 2013 as the solo recording project of Adrian Acosta. After rounding out the lineup later in the year, the full formed quintet have gone on to create eclectic, ambient dream rock influenced by essential Creation Records artists (My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, The Jesus And Mary Chain), Aphex Twin and Fugazi.
  • WATCH | Angel Olsen - 'Windows'

    Jeremy Daniel
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    The deluxe edition of Angel Olsen's excellent Burn Your Fire for No Witness is out now via Jagjaguwar. After recently sharing two of the deluxe edition's bonus songs, 'All Right Now' and 'May As Well,' Angel now reminds us of one of the many ways in which Burn Your Fire for No Witness is so incredibly special via a video directed by Rick Alverson for the album's powerful closer, 'Windows.' In describing she and Rick's work together, Angel says, "I gave him total freedom to set the tone and I wanted only to be present within it. I wanted to make something cinematic and forward, and I believe…
  • Crying's Get Olde/Second Wind out now on Run For Cover

    Jeremy Daniel
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    The Crying formula is simple: drench an entry-level Motown song in creamy distortion, completely flip the vocal dynamics without losing any of the juicy flavor, and squirt in a few too many twisted melodies played out of a programmed Game Boy. Mixing regal riffs and tasty beats with soft vocals, intimate lyrics (oftentimes crushingly so), and harsh but sparkling synth lines, the New York power trio strikes a stylistic balance between decades and genres, each song bearing the gifts of timelessness and formal disrespect. Get Olde / Second Wind, Crying's first Run For Cover release, works as…
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  • Toronto Maple Leaf Fans Sing Star Spangled Banner

    nock (/music/member/nock)
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:31 pm
    After the mic cuts out, the Canadian crowd takes over. I'm not sure American fans would be able to sing the Canadian national anthem even if we wanted to. "Oh Canada! Something something something..."
  • buffalo NY-drone footage storm day 3

    enoch (/music/member/enoch)
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Drone Footage Storm Day 3: Checking on Neighbor, Tony Buttino, Emmy winning Co-Producer of Reading rainbow. NOV 20th, 2014 Video by Jim Grimaldi Music by Jim Grimaldi and Chuck DeRose
  • Tightest Parallel Park World Record

    nock (/music/member/nock)
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Done by a Chinese guy.
  • Sigur Rós 'Valtari' Mystery Film Experiment: Dauðalogn

    blutruth (/music/member/blutruth)
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    From sigur rós have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band's new album valtari. the idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom. among the filmmakers are ramin bahrani, alma har'el and john cameron mitchell.
  • Key & Peele - Aerobics Meltdown

    PlayhousePals (/music/member/PlayhousePals)
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    YouTube: In the middle of his routine, one of the competitors at the 1987 Jazz Fit Championships finds out that his family has been in a car accident.
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    Unreality TV

  • Mel Gibson To Direct Andrew Garfield In War Drama HACKSAW RIDGE

    Damen Norton
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Embattled actor/director Mel Gibson has been written off by the Hollywood machine several times, but somehow he manages to cling to the last vestige of career he has.  After very public battles with alcoholism, including a drunken anti-semitic tirade, and his legal battles with his ex-wife over charges of domestic abuse, Gibson seemed to be quickly fading into obscurity, leaving behind a career filled with bright and memorable roles and films.  Though, over the last few years, he’s been quietly and slowly mounting a comeback.  Recently, Sylvester Stallone threw him a lifeline by…
  • Penelope Cruz Joins The Cast Of ZOOLANDER 2

    Damen Norton
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:11 pm
    In 2001, Ben Stiller embarked on a cinematic quest to deliver a film that was a comedic spoof of the fashion industry.  Little did he know that this movie would go on to become a modern classic, and it would also inspire many a film-goer to strike a “Blue Steel” pose on demand for years to come.  That special little film was called Zoolander, and it cemented Stiller’s status as one of the most irreverent comedic minds of a generation.  Since the conclusion of that film, a whisper campaign was mounted with the hope that Stiller would return to the director’s chair…
  • WATCH: Anna Kendrick and the Barden Bellas Return In The First Trailer for PITCH PERFECT 2

    Damen Norton
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Back in 2012, the surprise film hit of the year was Pitch Perfect, wowing audiences and proving once more that female-driven comedies are what audiences are looking for.  In it, Anna Kendrick plays Beca, a freshman at Barden University, who prefers to spend her down time working on her own music.  Soon, she finds herself mixed up with the all-female campus a cappella team “The Barden Bellas” and discovers the high-stakes world of competitive singing contests.  The movie, co-starring Anna Camp and Rebel Wilson, went on to earn a staggering $113 million worldwide, and Universal…
  • Melissa McCarthy To Play Tinker Bell In New Shawn Levy Comedy

    Damen Norton
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:56 pm
    People tend to forget that Melissa McCarthy is an Academy Award nominee.  In fact, she accomplished something that only a select group of actors/actresses have been able to do it the past – she was nominated for a purely comedic performance.  The role was the cantankerous and unapologetically profane Megan in the 2011 Kristen Wiig hit Bridesmaids, and it’s been McCarthy’s world ever since – we just live on it.  Immediately, she propelled to the top of the Hollywood A-list as the go-to performer when a film was in need of a fearless comedic talent, and she was…
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Star Chris Pratt In Talks For Universal’s COWBOY NINJA VIKING

    Damen Norton
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Chris Pratt’s ascension from doughy, pie-eyed TV star to suave, charismatic movie star has been the talk of 2014.  As lovable loser Andy Dwyer on NBC’s hit comedy Parks and Recreation, Pratt was able to cut his teeth in a project that could give him the opportunity to showcase his comedic flair, and he translated that success into a subsequent career in film, with memorable turns in films like Bennett Miller’s Moneyball with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty alongside Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, and Mark Strong.  But,…
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  • Charli XCX – “Breaking Up”

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    Another new Charli XCX song has surfaced from her upcoming sophomore album Sucker. “Breaking Up” is another punk-inspired more in the vein of the recently released (and pretty great) “Gold Coins” rather than the sugary sweetness of her solo hit “Boom Clap.” The chorus is pretty damn great: “You say you love me/ Okay, let’s rock.” Listen below.Read More...
  • Watch Peter Gabriel Debut New Song “What Lies Ahead” In Italy

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    Recent Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Peter Gabriel debuted a new song at a show in Torino, Italy on Thursday night. It’s apparently called “What Lies Ahead” and it opened the acoustic portion of his Back To Front tour. This is Gabriel’s first original song since the Oscar-nominated WALL•E theme “Down To Earth” in 2008, though he has released many covers in that time. Watch the performance below.Read More...
  • Kurt Vile And The Violators @ First Unitarian Church, LA 11/21/14

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:37 am
    All through November, Red Bull Sound Select is running the event 30 Days In LA, during which they schedule a show a night, always at a different venue, bundling some of their own RBSS artists with artists like Run The Jewels, Phosphorescent, Cut Copy, and a bunch of others. Last night, it was Air Review, Little Tybee, and Kurt Vile & the Violators at the First Unitarian Church in LA’s Silver Lake neighborhood. It was a unique setting for these kinds of things — this is actually a functioning church, with a courtyard between the main building and a large meeting room that…
  • Hear New Jon Hopkins Track In His BBC Essential Mix

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    Jon Hopkins did a BBC Essential mix last night featuring music from Dan Deacon, Panda Bear, Joy Orbison, and an unreleased track of his own. The track is called “Interlude” and shows up a few minutes into the mix. “It feels amazing to be part of a mix series that has been going for 20 years, and to join a line up that has included so many people whose music i admire,” he wrote. “I put a lot of work into this, trying to showcase the tracks that have influenced my recent album and live shows, and trying to build a real musical structure and journey over the 2…
  • Watch TV On The Radio Perform “Happy Idiot” on Letterman

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:54 am
    TV On The Radio just put out their new album Seeds — which we think is pretty good — and they stopped by Letterman to perform “Happy Idiot” for the show. Tunde Adebimpe looks stylish in what appears to be a one-piece jumpsuit and the rockers give it their all for the performance. Letterman seems pretty impressed with them. Watch below.Read More...
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  • October Auto Sales Top Expectations

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

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

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

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

    Spencer Osborne
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Halloween is upon us and as tradition would have it, SiriusXM is offering up a myriad of content surrounding the October 31st holiday.  SiriusXM’s exclusive Halloween-themed programming will begin Friday, October 24 at 6:00 pm ET.  The extensive programming, which will include everything from scary stories for adults to party sounds for kids and families and more, will air across SiriusXM’s multiple talk, music, and comedy channels.  Here is a sampling of what you can hear: SiriusXM’s Scream Radio will provide the ultimate scary sound-effect soundtrack for fun and fright,…
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    Roger McGuinn's Folk Den

  • Little Moses

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Lowdown: This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Maya Jane Coles, Joy Orbison, Mister Saturday Night, and More

    XLR8R Magazine
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know—and love—that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over every single news story, interview, podcast, video, and MP3 download that appears on the site, we also realize that for most people, it's impossible to see everything, which means that some quality XLR8R content is likely to get missed in the hustle and bustle of everyone's daily lives. In the interest of making it easier for everyone to catch up, every Friday we present The Lowdown, a weekly wrap-up of the top 10 tidbits from our site. read…
  • Watch Ben UFO's RBMA Lecture

    XLR8R Magazine
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Recorded during the recent Tokyo edition of Red Bull Music Academy, a 90-minute interview/lecture with Hessle Audio co-founder Ben UFO has surfaced. read more
  • Mijo "Valet Parking"

    XLR8R Magazine
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Hailing from Mexico City, prolific producer Alec Sander (who has in the past operated under the names La Royale, Yesco, and Moon Runner) will deliver the next record for Sanfuentes—the eponymous label of LA-based Cómeme affiliate Vicente Sanfuentes—under his Mijo alias. Due out on December 8, Mijo's Economic EP is said to embody the Mexican club music ethos of "less is more," offering four tracks of stripped-back techno with "no gimmicks, no flash." A fine example of such is EP cut "Valet Parking," which sees Mijo crafting an efficient but energetic production that laces its lively…
  • Herbert Announces Upcoming 'Part 8' EP, Shares New Track

    XLR8R Magazine
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Veteran electronic producer Matthew Herbert is set to continue his streak of EPs under his more house-minded alias, Herbert, announcing plans to issue the Part 8 installment next month. read more
  • Helena Hauff and F#X to Release New 12" as Black Sites via PAN ; Hear a Track Now

    XLR8R Magazine
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    Originally expected to arrive much earlier this year, PAN has revealed that a new collaborative 12" from Helena Hauff (pictured above) and fellow Golden Pudel resident F#X—who together operate under the name Black Sites—will see its release next month. read more
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  • REVIEW: Loscil – “Sea Island”

    Justin Vellucci
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    I’m starting to become convinced that you haven’t heard a pulse dissolve or a measure replicate off-time quite right until you’ve heard Loscil, which, appropriately, if true, took its name from the “looping oscillator” function in the program Csound. Scott Morgan, the man at the helm of this fine Kranky act from Vancouver, weaves atmospheric, oft-murky and sometimes breathy textures among the somber, the noir-ish and the divine on Loscil’s new Sea Island LP, the noble successor to 2012’s Sketches From New Brighton. The results are as impressive as I hope those words would…
  • The Friday Five: November 21, 2014

    Michael Parr
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up the media player of your choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments. The Five: “One Way or Another” by Cheryl Case (from The Rugrats Movie, 1998) Oh, for flipping hell’s sake. This does not bode well,…
  • CD REVIEW: The Monkees, s/t (“Super Deluxe” boxset edition)

    Rob Ross
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    This is one of those albums where I cannot even remotely pretend to be objective – The Monkees was the first album I ever owned in my life, so it holds a very strong and emotional place in my heart.  I’ve known every track from the original Colgems release, back to front, since I was about 4 years old.  It immediately set the foundation within me – from “Saturday’s Child” to “Papa Gene’s Blues” to “Sweet Young Thing” to “This Just Doesn’t Seem To Be My Day” to “Take A Giant Step”.  It is album…
  • A Fan’s Notes: Bob Dylan, The Basement Tapes Complete – The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

    Ken Shane
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    Alright, I’m late with this. What can I tell you? It’s six discs long, and unlike some other reviewers, I like to listen to the whole thing, maybe a few times, before adding my two cents. There’s been a lot written about The Basement Tapes Complete (Sony/Legacy) so you already know that Dylan had a motorcycle accident in 1966. A few months later he summoned his backing group, still known as the Hawks, to Byrdcliffe, NY. Beginning in March, 1967, the assembled musicians began recording in Dylan’s living room there, which was known as the Red Room. That summer they moved…
  • Suburban Metal Dad #380. “Black Friday Special.”

    D.X. Ferris
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Welcome back to Suburban Metal Dad, Popdose’s resident webcomic. Read a new one every Monday and Friday.  Click the pic to enlarge.  Right!? Tell us in the comments section!
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    The KEXP Blog

  • Live Video: Sloan

    Janice Headley
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    photo by Charina Pitzel (view set) We knew an excellent in-studio session was in the cards when Canadian rock legends Sloan stopped by KEXP. On their eleventh studio album, Commonwealth, the Toronto quartet split the deck on an ambitious double album, with each band member taking a side represented by a playing card symbol. The foursome brought that democratic approach to our studios with each songwriter performing one of their songs — even drummer Andrew Scott performed a snippet of the 18-minute-long opus that he chose for his album side. No matter how you shuffle it, it’s a winning…
  • Music That Matters Podcast: Bound To Earth

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. The Shivas // photo by Amber Zbitnoff Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 435 – Bound To Earth Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole brings a mix of poppy punk, hypnotic trance, and narcotic drifter ballads, with new songs from Meatbodies, The Young Evils, The Shivas and more. Tracklist: 1. The Young Evils – It Happens All the Time 2.
  • Friday Music News

    Britta Plyler
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
    photo by Beth Eisgrau-Heller Former frontman of The Walkmen, Hamilton Leithauser, may have release an album only a few months ago, but today he’s gifted us with a stunning, non-album track called “Room For Forgiveness”. It was previously only available as a 7″ single on his tour. [Stereogum] The Smashing Pumpkins have shared a new track from their upcoming album, Monuments on Elegy (out on December 9). “Drum + Fife” highlights a lighter, more laid-back side of the Chicago rock band. Listen below. [Pitchfork] Cold War Kids were last night’s musical…
  • Live Video: Merchandise

    Jacob Webb
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    photo by Dave Lichterman (view set) Some frontmen were born to brood across the stage with enigmatic allure, but Merchandise‘s Carson Cox is not one of them. When the Tampa, Florida, quintet arrived in the KEXP studio in October, Cox’s loquacious charm outfitted the session with a series of one-liners, ad-libs, and shoutouts to fellow musicians, but despite the singer’s uncanny penchant for hilarious off-the-cuff remarks (“This song is for driving… so if you’re at home… get in your car and turn on the radio”), his charisma never overshadowed the…
  • Friday on My Mind: Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

    John Richards
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    #485221813 / It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s Thanksgiving time again. Let the yearly gorging begin!!! While the very first Thanksgiving meal took place in 1621, it wasn’t declared an actual holiday for a long while after that feast. 200 years after the fact in 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a holiday and said that it would fall on the fourth Thursday of November every year. This was in part due a woman named…
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    Create Digital Music

  • ROLI, Makers of Seaboard Instrument, Just Bought The Leading C++ Audio Framework

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

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

    Peter Kirn
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s the little things. This just got added to my bookmarks; maybe it’ll be on yours. Press the spacebar repeatedly, and you get an accurate BPM count for a song. It’s actually useful to help learn to recognize BPM, as well, if you listen frequently when at your computer. (The trick used to be to look at the second hand of your wristwatch, as two ticks would be 120 bpm – but that requires an analog wristwatch.) And yes, surely this will be one of the first native Apple Watch tools when its native SDK ships next year. Thanks to the wondrous…
  • AKAI Rhythm Wolf Review: Analog Doesn’t Always Mean Better

    Peter Kirn
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    Dance music, it seems, has come full circle. Techno’s roots began with affordable oddball hardware, abused into new genres. And now, the appetite for cheap little boxes that make grooves is back. But does “cheap” and “analog” always make for a winner? Well, not necessarily. But let’s find out why. This is the AKAI Rhythm Wolf. When we first saw it, it was clear people would want it, because physically, visually, it has the things you’d want – even before you get to the accessible price. There are velocity-sensitive pads for each part, coupled…
  • Meet KORG’s New Sample Sequencing volca – And its SDK for Sampling

    Peter Kirn
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
    The KORG volca sample is here – and it’s more open than we thought. We’ve seen KORG’s affordable, compact, battery-powered volca formula applied to synths (BASS and KEYS) and a drum machine (BEATS). I’m especially partial to the booming kick of the BASS, the sound of the KEYS (which despite the name also works as a bass synth), and the clever touch sequencing interface. Well, now having teased the newest addition to the family, we’re learning about the details of the KORG sample. It’s not a sampler per se – there’s no mic or audio input…
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  • Staff Recommendations: 11-23-2014

    Jason Tate
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well. Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the podcast.Alex DiVincenzoReliving The Swellers' final Boston show.
  • Questions for Issues?

    Jake Denning
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    I'll be doing another interview with Issues tomorrow in Portland, OR. Leave any questions you have in the replies.
  • Interview: For The Fallen Dreams (Pt. 2)

    Jake Denning
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    You can read Pt. 2 of my interview with Chad Ruhlig and Jim Hocking from For The Fallen Dreams here. If you missed the first part, you can read that here. The band plans on releasing a new record next summer, and hopes to be on Warped Tour as well.
  • Tom DeLonge Discusses Streaming Music (He's Against It)

    Jason Tate
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 and Angels and Airwaves, speaking to Faster Louder: "I tell people condoning streaming is like condoning the Chinese that are killing elephants for their tusks and carving ivory statues,” he railed. “It’s cool to put on your shelf but if you really think about what you’re doing it sucks. Streaming music is doing the same thing to artists – might not be killing ’em but it’s killing the industry. It might be cool for you as somebody that likes music but you’re not really thinking about the effect it has. We’ve got to value our art, you know?"
  • Patrick Stump To Appear on 'The Voice'

    Keagan Ilvonen
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Patrick Stump will make an appearance on The Voice this Monday as an advisor for Adam Levine's team.
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  • JUSTICE League Pissed The Internet Off After Offensive Tweets About Cosby Allegations.

    Vance Brinkley
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:59 pm
    So while several victims of Bill Cosby’s sexual assualt allegations come forward to tell their stories, there’s an audience stepping up to support the legendary comedian, or making completely offensive statements on twitter. Today, Miami production trio , the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. league, caught a lot of flack for their offensive tweets, which were all about Bill Cosby’s rape allegations. After the rant, the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League apologized after deleting the tweets. We apologize for the distasteful tweets that where recently sent from our account. We are looking into this matter…
  • Beats Music will be installed to All iPhones This Spring

    Vance Brinkley
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    If you happen to have an iPhone next year, get ready for Beats Music. According to a post on CNet, Apple will plan to implement Beats music within the company’s iOS updates. The updates will be Apple’s way of catching up with the lead music streaming competitor, Spotify. As you may know, in May, Apple purchased the Beats company for a whopping 3 Billion, the biggest investment the tech company has made. What are your thought about having Beat music in your iphone? Leave a comment below. via: HYPETRAKFiled under: Lifestyle, News Tagged: Apple, Beats, Beats Music, Investment, news,…
  • Chox-Mak Ft. DJ YRS Jerzy – “Saturday”

    Scooby Wilson (@mcscoobins)
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Saturday’s are always the best days of the week people are out having a good time and enjoying life. The same goes for Chox-Mak & DJ YRS Jerzy wit their latest “Saturday” release. This track is nothing but the turn up it features a trap based sound that will turn the clubs up and really get your day started off right. Their “7 Day Experiment” music series is almost coming to an end with one more release to drop tomorrow. Filed under: Music Tagged: Chox-Mak, DJ YRS JERZY
  • Key! – Prophets With Profit (New Music)

    Vance Brinkley
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Key!’s been dropping hella gyms lately. Last week, the ATLien dropped his video “Tighten Up!” with Wavy Wallace. Today, we get “Prophets and Profit”, a new bangin track that was released via Soundcloud. The single, produced by “U Guessed It” producer Brandon Thomas, and fits well with Key!’s agressive lyrics. Check it out aftrer the jump. Filed under: Breeding Ground, Music Tagged: atlanta, Brandon Thomas, Key!, New Atlanta, Profit, Prophets, U Guessed It
  • Check out this dope track from MNEK called “The Rhythm”

    Vance Brinkley
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Yesterday, artist MNEK dropped his new single “The Rhythm” yesterday, and it is amazing. The young 19 year old producer blends the genres of an uptempo house beat and high R&B vocals, and comes up something new. Check out “The Rhythm below. Filed under: Alternatives, Music Tagged: Alternative, alternatives, House, London, MNEK, New Music, r&b, The Rhythm
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  • SoundCast Episode 77 - The Music of Marvel Phase 3 - Part 2

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

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

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

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

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

    Juli Thanki
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    Ty Herndon officially came out. (Here’s a fine interview Chris Willman conducted with Herndon after the announcement.) Herndon’s announcement inspired Billy Gilman to do the same. Ronnie Milsap shot a video interview for shortly before his Hall of Fame induction. IBMA drama continues: three more board members have resigned. Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn played a few for Folk Alley. published a brief article about mad fiddle scientist Casey Driessen. Next Thursday you’ll have to postpone your traditional postprandial Thanksgiving nap: Lee Ann Womack…
  • The Mavericks, Steve Earle Announce New Albums; Billboard to Count Song Streams; The Voice Wants Jason Isbell

    Juli Thanki
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    I can’t decide if this is funny-funny or sad-funny: a producer from The Voice emailed Jason Isbell to see if he wants to audition for the show. Isbell’s response is definitely funny, though. Steve Earle & The Dukes will release a new album called Terraplane on New West Records February 17. (via press release) Also out on February 17: Mono, by The Mavericks. Robert Reynolds is taking time away from the band to be with his wife, who is battling cancer. On February 10, Rhiannon Giddens will release Tomorrow is My Turn, a solo album produced by T Bone Burnett. Check out a couple…
  • Album Review: Walker and the Texas Dangers — Safety Third

    Ramona Martinez
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    Walker & the Texas Dangers may not be on your radar yet, but they will be. And you’ll be wishing you knew about them back when they were an unknown, motley, psycho pseudograss group. They’ve been “mildly impressing hipsters,” or so they say on their website (warning: autoplay), since their 2011 release Pay the Fiddler, which was produced by Andy Gibson, known for his work on Hank Williams III’s Straight to Hell. They prefer more traditional instrumentation (bass, banjo, fiddle, guitar — although on this last album they’ve replaced the fiddle with a mandolin), but are…
  • Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett Announce Tour; The Gibson Brothers Salute Brother Acts; Guy Clark Documentary in the Works

    Juli Thanki
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:13 am
    Listen to The Gibson Brothers’ version of “Bye Bye Love” from their excellent forthcoming album Brotherhood, a salute to roots music’s finest brother acts. Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett are going to play a handful of East Coast shows together in late January. The Huffington Post premiered “Bossy,” a cut from JD McPherson’s next album, Let the Good Times Roll. Lonesome River Band released a video for “Her Love Won’t Turn on a Dime.” There’s a Guy Clark documentary in the works. Without Getting Killed or Caught is slated for release in 2016, along with a Clark biography. Both…
  • Jamey Johnson Records Christmas EP; Oxford American Celebrates Texas Music; New Album Releases

    Juli Thanki
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    Adam Hood discusses songwriting and his new album in this CMT Edge Q&A. Bloodshot Records get some love from hometown paper The Chicago Tribune. If you’ve got an hour, check out this BBC documentary, Bob Harris: My Nashville. Here’s a new Punch Brothers song called “Blow It Off.” It’ll be on their next album, which will be released in early 2015. Rosanne Cash released a limited edition 45 to benefit the restoration of the Historic Dyess Colony and Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash. It’s already sold out at her online store On February 10, Aaron Watson will release his next…
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    19 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    I tried this “one second” test on Slate and found it entertaining but perhaps a touch too easy (even if I did miss one).1 So I decided to sit down and randomly go through my hip-hop (digital) crates and pulled out a set of 16 “real heads” songs just the hell of it. One second is actually a decent amount of time to i.d. almost any song so I don’t imagine these are going to be that challenging for anybody but have some fun with it. Post your guesses in the comments and you can check your answers at the link at the end. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

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

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

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

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

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Last night, Phil Lesh's ten-show, five-weekend residency at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York continued with the Grateful Dead bassist leading a guitar-heavy ensemble that included Keller Williams, Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz of A.L.O., Jason Crosby, John Kadlecik and Joe Russo as well as guests Al Schnier of moe. and Ross James through a bevy of GD repertoire classics and a few choice covers. Schnier was out onstage for the vast majority of the show with the exception of the first three songs of the second set. James, who's a regular at Terrapin Crossroads, played and sang on "Samson…
  • Video | Chris Robinson Soulive Revue At Bear Creek

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Organizers of the Bear Creek Music & Art Festival put together one of the more inventive collaborations of the 2014 festival season last Saturday night, Chris Robinson's Soulive Revue came together for an inspired set of covers at Buffalo's Amphitheatre. We pointed you towards a crispy audience recording of the entire set a few days back and this afternoon we wanted to hip you to an hour's worth of outstanding video footage from the performance. [Photo by Matthew Wright] If you're unfamiliar with how the set went down, Black Crowes vocalist Chris Robinson was joined by Soulive and a…
  • Fire Brings Dopapod NYC Show To Early Finish

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Friday night was a night Dopapod had circled on their calendar for a long time as the jam act was set to celebrate the release of Never Odd Or Even in front of their devoted New York City fans at the Gramercy Theatre. The bad news is that the show ended early after a fire broke out in the P.A. The good news is that everyone is okay and both bands and fans seemed to handle the situation with grace. Post by Dopapod. Dopapod was in the middle of "Vol 3 #86" towards the end of what was supposed to be the first of two sets in NYC when fans noticed a fire had started towards the top of a P.A.
  • Full Show Friday | Cat Stevens Live At The BBC 1971

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Cat Stevens, who goes by the name Yusef Islam these days, was recently announced as a 2014 inductee into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Stevens released a number of top- selling albums in the early '70s before he converted to Islam and left his career as a pop singer behind him. For today's Full Show Friday we look back at a Cat Stevens performance from 1971 that aired on The BBC. Stevens's mellow but moving music is the perfect antidote for the cold and snowy weather many of our readers are experiencing this Friday. Cat performed seven of his most- beloved songs in London back in 1971 as…
  • Carnegie Hall To Host David Byrne Talking Heads Tribute

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Each year, impresario Michael Dorf puts together an eclectic and well-rounded lineup of performers to pay tribute to a legend at New York City's historic Carnegie Hall. Past performances have honored the likes of Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and The Who. We're very excited to see that Carnegie Hall has announced the 2015 installment will pay tribute to The Music Of David Byrne & Talking Heads. The tribute to Byrne & Talking Heads will take place at Carnegie Hall on Monday, March 23. If past announcements are any guide look for the initial list of performers to drop early…
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  • DAVE LOMBARDO: 'If I Feel Something Is Not Right Within The Band, I Have No Hesitation To Get Up And Walk Away'

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Former SLAYER and current PHILM drummer Dave Lombardo was recently interviewed by Shor Bazaar, Pakistan's first international artist management services. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was easy for him to let go of something that he helped create when he first left SLAYER back in 1986: Lombardo: "I'm a firm believer that if you're not happy in a situation, you need to take yourself away from that situation. So, for me, if I feel that something is not right within the band, I have no…
  • SLAYER's PAUL BOSTAPH: 'Altar Of Sacrifice' Drum-Cam Footage From Grand Prairie

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Drum-cam footage of SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph performing the song "Altar Of Sacrifice" during the band's November 19 concert at Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas can be seen below. SLAYER recently returned to the studio to resume recording its new album for a tentative early 2015 release. Helming the sessions is Terry Date, who previously worked with the band on the song "Implode", which was made available as a free download as a "thank you" to the band's fans for their continued support following SLAYER's surprise performance at this past April's Revolver Golden Gods awards in Los…
  • SEPULTURA's DERRICK GREEN Says Drummer Changes Have Helped Band Stay Focused On Music

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Dominic of the program "Moshpit" on SYN 90.7 in Melbourne, Australia recently conducted an interview with vocalist Derrick Green of Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Asked if all the drummer changes in the last ten years have affected SEPULTURA on a personal and creative level, Derrick responded: "[It's] definitely [affected us] creatively. We had to really pull together and stay focused on the music and the fact that there were so many different changes. I think in a lot of ways it's really helped us evolve. We've been fortunate…
  • GLENN DANZIG Says One Of His New Songs Will 'Definitely' Appear On Next 'The Walking Dead' Soundtrack

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    A new Glenn Danzig song will appear on the next volume of the soundtrack to AMC's zombie apocalypse drama "The Walking Dead". During an October 27 appearance on Eddie Trunk's "Trunk Nation" show on SiriusXM's Hair Nation, Glenn said: "I don't know if it's gonna be in an upcoming episode — they wanna find a place for it there — but it'll definitely be on the soundtrack." He added: "I actually wrote that song kind of just because I became a fan of the show. And I'm, like, 'I should write a song for them and see if they wanna use it.' And then my lawyer, Peter, was telling me about the…
  • …The Stories We Could Tell - MR. BIG

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:04 am
    MR. BIG fans have been rejoicing by the group's steady output of albums since the 2008 one-off reunion featuring Paul Gilbert and his band mates including one-time guitarist Richie Kotzen. MR. BIG is only blowing up the charts in Japan and other ports overseas, but that doesn't stop them from releasing quality albums as if their standing in the American music market depends on it. Pat Torpey was unable to perform on "…The Stories We Could Tell" due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's, though he reportedly worked with a programmer for the album. Meanwhile, Ace Frehley's former drummer Matt…
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  • UVA Suspends Fraternities Following Rolling Stone Campus Rape Investigation

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Following Rolling Stone publishing Sabrina Rubin Erdely's harrowing report "A Rape on Campus," which detailed a pattern of sexual assault among the fraternities at the University of Virginia, many women who attended UVA emailed Rolling Stone sharing their own similar stories. After "A Rape on Campus" went viral, the school itself acknowledged the......
  • Eminem Shares Career-Spanning 'Shady Classics' Mixtape

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Eminem's Shady XV compilation, which collects two discs worth of music to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Shady Records, is out on November 24th, but the set's 28 songs isn't enough to fully tell the story of the rapper's label. Eminem has remedied that by releasing a free mixtape called......
  • Jimmy Fallon's 'Lip Sync Battle' Gets Spinoff TV Show

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    One of the most beloved routines from Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show reign is about to get its own television show: Lip Sync Battle, based on those ridiculous competitions that pit the late night host up against celebrities to see who can pantomime pop songs better, will head to Spike TV in 2015. Fallon......
  • Metallica Wrap Up 'Late Late Show' Residency With 'Sad but True'

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Metallica wrapped up their weeklong Late Late Show residency in fitting fashion Friday night as the metal gods churned out a sharp, pulverizing rendition of The Black Album's "Sad but True," a subtle reminder that both their week of top-notch performances on Craig Ferguson's late night program and the host's Late Late tenure were coming to an end. Metallica......
  • Dave Grohl Talks 'Not Knowing S--t About Jazz or New Orleans' for 'Sonic Highways'

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    For the sixth episode of Sonic Highways, Rolling Stone cover star Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters traveled to New Orleans to explore the city's rich musical history and detail the influential and decades-long careers of city veterans Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and the Meters, among others. Along the way, Grohl interviews......
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  • Eminem Shares Career-Spanning 'Shady Classics' Mixtape

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Eminem's Shady XV compilation, which collects two discs worth of music to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Shady Records, is out on November 24th, but the set's 28 songs isn't enough to fully tell the story of the rapper's label. Eminem has remedied that by releasing a free mixtape called Shady Classics, a 66-song collection curated by DJ Whoo Kid. 5 Eminem Tracks Only Hardcore Fans Know Shady Classics gathers the best of what's not on the Best Of, from loose Eminem freestyles and featured verses to D12 cuts and over a dozen 50 Cent recordings. Among the highlights on the mixtape are…
  • Jimmy Fallon's 'Lip Sync Battle' Gets Spinoff TV Show

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    One of the most beloved routines from Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show reign is about to get its own television show: Lip Sync Battle, based on those ridiculous competitions that pit the late night host up against celebrities to see who can pantomime pop songs better, will head to Spike TV in 2015. Fallon and actors John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant, a pair of lip sync vets, will executive produce the show as well as appear and "perform" on occasion. Bono Injury Causes U2 'Fallon' Postponement The "lip sync battle" was a game that Merchant created with Krasinski and his…
  • Weekend Rock Question: What's Leonard Cohen's Best Song?

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Leonard Cohen turned 80 earlier this year, and he celebrated by releasing his new album Popular Problems. It's quite possibly the best LP ever created by an octogenarian, and next month he's releasing the CD/DVD Live In Dublin. There's no word on future tour dates, but we're all hoping he's going to go back on the road in 2015. Leonard Cohen on Longevity, Money, Poetry and Sandwiches   Now we have a question for you: What is Leonard Cohen's single greatest song? Feel free to vote for a 1960s classic like "Suzanne" or "Bird on a Wire," a 1980s comeback tune like "I'm Your Man" or "Tower…
  • Dustin Lynch Shares Career Trepidation, Centers Himself With Garth

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:56 pm
    When Dustin Lynch first arrived on the scene, he did so brilliantly, busting out of the gate with the single "Cowboys and Angels." The ballad peaked just shy of the top spot at Number Two, a good sign for anyone that a prosperous career was looming. But Lynch, a Tennessee native, still didn't feel comfortable. The idea of being a one-hit wonder plagued him. Dustin Lynch Plots Next Album a Month After New LP Release "In the past, I was a little bit worried about the future," Lynch admits to Rolling Stone Country. Now, however, the Broken Bow Records artist says he's more relaxed when it comes…
  • Amy Adams' Long-Delayed Janis Joplin Biopic Moves Forward

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The long-in-the-works Janis Joplin biopic, Get It While You Can, will begin shooting in the second half of 2015 in Los Angeles and San Francisco with Amy Adams starring as the singer. Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée is in negotiations to helm the picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ron Terry, who previously executive produced a TV movie about Jimi Hendrix in 2000, and Teresa Kounin Terry wrote the script; Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, who co-wrote Dallas Buyers Club together, are in negotiations to rewrite it. Love & Haight:…
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  • UVA Suspends Fraternities Following Rolling Stone Campus Rape Investigation

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Following Rolling Stone publishing Sabrina Rubin Erdely's harrowing report "A Rape on Campus," which detailed a pattern of sexual assault among the fraternities at the University of Virginia, many women who attended UVA emailed Rolling Stone sharing their own similar stories. After "A Rape on Campus" went viral, the school itself acknowledged the......
  • Eminem Shares Career-Spanning 'Shady Classics' Mixtape

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Eminem's Shady XV compilation, which collects two discs worth of music to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Shady Records, is out on November 24th, but the set's 28 songs isn't enough to fully tell the story of the rapper's label. Eminem has remedied that by releasing a free mixtape called......
  • Jimmy Fallon's 'Lip Sync Battle' Gets Spinoff TV Show

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    One of the most beloved routines from Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show reign is about to get its own television show: Lip Sync Battle, based on those ridiculous competitions that pit the late night host up against celebrities to see who can pantomime pop songs better, will head to Spike TV in 2015. Fallon......
  • Metallica Wrap Up 'Late Late Show' Residency With 'Sad but True'

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Metallica wrapped up their weeklong Late Late Show residency in fitting fashion Friday night as the metal gods churned out a sharp, pulverizing rendition of The Black Album's "Sad but True," a subtle reminder that both their week of top-notch performances on Craig Ferguson's late night program and the host's Late Late tenure were coming to an end. Metallica......
  • Dave Grohl Talks 'Not Knowing S--t About Jazz or New Orleans' for 'Sonic Highways'

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    For the sixth episode of Sonic Highways, Rolling Stone cover star Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters traveled to New Orleans to explore the city's rich musical history and detail the influential and decades-long careers of city veterans Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and the Meters, among others. Along the way, Grohl interviews......
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  • mp3: Chromatics – White Light

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    Johnny Jewel keeps the hits coming with another previously unreleased Chromatics track, the dreamy, slow-burning “White Light“:
  • video: Beverly – Madora

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    [directed by Alpaca Animation & Sound]
  • mp3: Chromatics – SHADOW (8 track version)

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
    As long as Johnny Jewel keeps letting these gems go, we’ll keep posting:
  • Kero Kero Bonito – Build It Up

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Another inspirational, empowering feel-good anthem from London’s KKB. Grab it here.
  • Recycle Culture – AYA

    16 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Add this one to an already impossibly varied and consistently stellar year for the prolific Recycle Culture: soaring new single “AYA” — which RC calls a “strange oceanic blend of female vocal chant and balearic electro-pop” — joins that new Taylor Swift remix, Drown Me Up, “Back to the World“, In Transit II, the brilliant Doss remixes, Puzzle Logic, etc. in his expansive 2014 catalog, with the only real obvious common thread between his releases being that they’re all beautiful. Download the new 4-track maxi-single over on bandcamp. AYA by…
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    Aquarium Drunkard

  • Thanksgiving: Late Autumn Light (A Mixtape)

    Satisfied '75
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    A late November feast of folk, rock, and country sounds, much of it gospel-tinged, all of it burnished in afternoon light. Expect occasional flurries, scattered leaves, and warm ovens. Foil-wrapped casserole dishes and those gold-brown canisters that Folger’s Crystals used to come in. Drunken uncles and grandma’s gravy. Cranberry as a condiment, cold turkey for […]
  • SIRIUS/XMU :: Aquarium Drunkard Show (Noon EST, Channel 35)

    Satisfied '75
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 365: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ The Who – Fortune Teller ++ Billy Nicholls – Girl From New York ++ The Kinks – Supersonic Rocket Ship ++ Scott […]
  • Hamilton Leithauser :: Room For Forgiveness

    Satisfied '75
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Following Black Hours, his solo debut in June, Hamilton Leithauser returns with the chooglin’ Room For Forgiveness. Get a taste, below, and if you’re in NYC, Leithauser gigs at Bowery Ballroom, December 11th. Hamilton Leithauser :: Room For Forgiveness Related: The Lagniappe Sessions :: Hamilton Leithauser on Frank Sinatra – The Covers
  • Dwight Twilley: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

    Satisfied '75
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    Dwight Twilley doesn’t care much about terms like “power pop.” It’s not that he objects, he just doesn’t care about the tag. “The Beatles were pretty much the greatest power pop band of all time, so if you want to put me in the same category as them, I’m fine with it,” he laughs, speaking […]
  • Every Sound Means Something: Wooden Wand Interviews Matt “MV” Valentine

    Satisfied '75
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    I have already sung the praises of Matt “MV” Valentine elsewhere. For the Google-averse, I can sum it up by saying that MV’s music–both with and without his partner, co-conspirator and constant foil Erika “EE” Elder–has been as crucial a catalyst for my development as a listener as I imagine the Stooges, Big Star, or […]
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  • What's going on Sunday? (Jonah Matranga & J. Robbins, Nots, Couch Slut, Hess is More, Ed Askew & more)

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Jonah Matranga in NYC in 2008 (more by Tim Griffin) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Frank Bell, Jonah Matranga, J. Robbins, Doris Cellar (of Freelance Whales) @ Mercury Lounge Having spent time fronting Far and Jawbox respectively (plus like a ton of other bands), Jonah Matranga and J. Robbins are two of the greats of '90s post-hardcore and this year they joined forces for the collaborative band Moral Mazes which sounds straight out of their prime era. Tonight they play separate solo sets, but maybe we'll get some…
  • METZ, Protomartyr, Nots, and Sleepies were the "top secret" bands at Death by Audio's second-to-last night (pics, video); no hints for tonight's last-ever DbA show

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    by Bill Pearis METZ @ DbA 11/21/2014 (photos by @jon_yi and @qbertplaya) Protomartyr @ DbA 11/21/2014 It is cliche and hyperbole to say a band destroyed a place, but it's a very apt word for what Toronto's METZ did to Death by Audio last night as the venue's "Top Secret!" headliners for the penultimate show at the DIY venue. At one point, vocalist/guitarist Alex Edkins pulled down one of the ratty tiles from the drop ceiling and flung it at the crowd. "Think about where you are right now. Think about where you'll be next week," Edkins told the crowd. "Make it count." The crowd and the band…
  • What's going on Saturday? (RIPDBA, Obits, TVOTR, Luscious Jackson, Pharmakon, Dungbeetle w/ James Murphy & more)

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Obits @ Union Pool 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro) (via @rrradison) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Top Secret! @ Death By Audio (last show ever) This is it, the last night of Death by Audio's seven-year run and we are very sad to see it go but excited to see how they're going out. Who will play on this final night? Stephin Merritt, Greil Marcus, Tanya Donelly, Rick Moody, Matthew Friedberger, Dungbeetle w/ James Murphy, Jim White @ Le Poisson Rouge This is a release party for the new issue of music/literature mag Radio Silence…
  • Anamanaguchi share video for new single "Pop It," playing shows, opening for Dillon Francis at Barclays

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Eight-bit champions Anamanaguchi released the helium-powered single "Pop It" earlier this fall which you may have heard recently in a Target commercial. The song just got a video that matches the style of the song, all candy colors and a girl whose face is always just obscured by a balloon. You can watch it below. Look for the band's new album, [USA], out in 2015. Until then, Anamanaguchi have some live dates, including opening for Dillon Francis' January 16 show at Barclays Center in NYC (tickets). All dates are listed, along with the video, below... Continue reading "Anamanaguchi share…
  • Dream Police concluding tour w/ Honey in NYC this weekend w/ Ivy, add west coast dates; Ligature opening for Pharmakon

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The Men's avant-leaning spinoff Dream Police released their debut LP Hypnotized earlier this month via Sacred Bones and have been on tour with ripping psych punks Honey (mems Psychic Ills, Amen Dunes, Stupid Party) in support of it. When we last spoke, there was no NYC date on that tour (though both bands have played NYC separately since), but it was later announced that the tour would be concluding at Brooklyn's Union Pool on Saturday (11/22). That show is triply good because it features local punks Ivy, whose great self-titled LP is out now on Katorga Works. Remnants are on the bill too,…
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  • Mansur Gavriel Goes Metallic, with the Help of RO/LU

    Sara Spruch-Feiner
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Here’s a multifaceted collaboration/meeting of minds. Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, the women behind the instant cult classic Mansur Gavriel bucket bags have joined forces with acclaimed furniture designers of RO/LU, Matt Olson and Mike Brady with Opening Ceremony. To mark the occasion of MG’s first ever/only metallic styles (a silver saffiano leather) will be sold at OC, the two duo’s designed a mirrored table inspired by their mutual admiration of artists Dan Graham and Helio Oiticia.  “Playing with reflective surfaces, the puzzle table they realized…
  • Trailer Roundup: New Movies From Blake Lively, Adrien Brody, Cate Blanchett + More

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    Before heading to the movies this weekend, check out the trailers that premiered this week. LOITERING WITH INTENT, Adam Rapp When out-of-work-actors Raphael (Ivan Martin) and Dominic (Michael Godere) hustle a prominent New York producer into believing they’ve written a hot movie script, they have 10 days to deliver the goods or lose their last opportunity for a big break. Hoping to escape the bustle of New York City to write in peace, the duo head to the upstate country home of Dom’s sister Gigi (Marisa Tomei). But their writer’s retreat descends into bacchanalian romp when Gigi’s…
  • Celebrating the Strange and Fantastic World of Björk on Her Birthday

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    More often than not, as the clock strikes midnight, you can find me alone in my red Christmas light lit room choreographing dances to early Bjork songs. But really, all of her sonic masterpieces pierce right through the chest in a way that makes you feel alive and excited to move your body. Whether it’s the languid pain or manic bouncing off the walls, her experimental, genre-bending, and emotional songs have become iconic in their surreal variation , nd it’s through her elastic and acrobatic vocal style that she has become one of the most beloved wonders of sound. Like a strange…
  • W Hotels and the CFDA Fashion Incubator Launch Style Collab

    Ken Scrudato
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    As an early Arctic chill sweeps across America, what could be more thoughtful of a hotel than to see to it that you’re properly shielded from the icy cold when you step out of the lobby doors? And, of course, to do it in style? “And so it is that W Hotels, through their ongoing partnership with the CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} program, have teamed up with CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund finalist Orley to create a limited edition cashmere hat and scarf set, available to guests who book the pithily titled “All Wrapped Up” suite package (The set can also be purchased at W Hotels The Store.) Each of…
  • Golden Box: Hollywood’s Next Hot Nightspot

    Ken Scrudato
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Jeremy Fall doesn’t like craft cocktails—he wants you to spend more time on the dancefloor. At his first LA nightspot Genesis (a pop-up sensation that just found a permanent home), the emphasis has been on the music, rather than bombastic drinks wizardry or obnoxious layers of VIP areas. And while Hollywood’s Cahuenga Corridor remains a mess of bottle service, hackneyed house music, ephemeral celebs and slurring socialites, Fall’s newest club, Golden Box–opening “officially” tonight–expands the Genesis manifesto to include total visual overload. The space…
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    Digital Music News

  • Prizm Automates the Music Listening Experience…

    Nina Ulloa
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    I’ve written about Gramofon and Rocki, two devices that plug into your speakers and stream music. What if you didn’t have to pull out your phone or tablet every time you wanted to stream music from the cloud to your speakers? That’s what Prizm promises. Prizm, the “learning music player”, has just been funded on Kickstarter. The device is expected to ship to backers in June, 2015. Prizm is a triangular prism shaped device that automatically streams music from the cloud to your speakers. By “automatically” I mean that you can pair devices and wearables…
  • Grooveshark “Offline by Christmas”…

    Paul Resnikoff
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    On September 29th, the United States District Court in Manhattan found Grooveshark guilty of massive copyright infringement, and specifically named CEO Sam Tarantino and CTO Josh Greenberg as bad actors.  Now, the curtains are starting to drop: just days after that decision was rendered, federal judge Thomas Griesa issued another decision that removed all doubt that the plaintiffs — a total of 9 recording labels — had triumphed in the case. Now, a jury trial has been scheduled for March 9th in New York, ostensibly to determine damages and potentially put the site down. Or, that…
  • Vice Media Calls Live Nation a ‘Gigantic Dickbag Corporation’ That Should be Boycotted…

    Paul Resnikoff
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:17 am
    Noisey editor Dan Ozzi absolutely hates everything that Live Nation stands for.  Which is unfortunate because Noisey is owned by Vice Media, which just signed a major corporate deal with Live Nation. Here’s an excerpt of Ozzi’s opinion of the company that he is now partnered with: If you know anything about Live Nation, it’s not news to you that they are a gigantic, dickbag corporation intent on monopolizing live music. Many small venue owners and local promoters have accused them of deliberately trying to undersell them and drive them out of business, much like Amazon takes…
  • Sony Wants AARP Members to Buy More Music…

    Nina Ulloa
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    Young people aren’t buying music, so now Sony is going after the AARP crowd. Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Legacy Recordings have partnered with the AARP. They’ll be offering AARP members discounts on music for both new and legacy releases. Every month, Sony will offer discounts on different box sets and albums. Willie Nelson’s December Days and Leonard Cohen’s Live In Dublin are a couple of the releases that will be included in the program.   Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more. Follow her on Twitter: @nine_u Image by Gage Skidmore, licensed…
  • You Can Now Pay Important People To Listen To Your Music

    Ari Herstand
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    It’s always been one of the biggest difficulties for an independent musician: how to get their music heard by ‘important people.’ Influencers. Industry people. Celebrities. Bloggers. Radio DJs. Music supervisors. Promoters. Booking agents. Managers. Labels. The issue has always been, these important people, let’s call them Influencers, get inundated with unsolicited music on a daily (hourly) basis. There’s no way these Influencers could possibly get to all of the music and the few they pull out of the pile to sample, usually suck. It only reinforces their policy…
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  • Staff Picks: Track Of The Week

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    I’ve had a shitty cold all week, and this polar ice bomb or whatever in NYC has not been helping matters. Luckily, music during the year’s later months seems to shift with the seasons, meaning more mopey, dark-hued, dying-alone-in-an-ice-coffin type of stuff. Which is great! Not all of the CMJ staffers are feeling so blue though, because this week’s faves also feature vintage rawk fuzz, funny British snark-ery and songs that almost sound like summer. Sonny & The Sunsets – Cheap Extensions Charming, San Francisco-based indie-pop group Sonny & The Sunsets just…
  • Lay Llamas (WPAA), Cold Waste (GROW) And More

    Arielle Parnes-Katz
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    Lay Llamas (via Facebook) Each week the CMJ staff sifts through thousands of radio playlists that contribute to the weekly CMJ charts. In the Chart Discovery column, we highlight exciting artists, albums and songs brought to our attention by the charts of our reporting panel of college and non-commercial radio stations. This round’s picks come via WPAA in Andover, MA, and Grow Radio in Gainesville, FL. Lay Llamas on WPAA Sicilian duo Lay Llamas’ debut release, Ostro, is brimming with psychedelic space-funk. Drawing influence from all corners of the earth with a sound ranging from…
  • Q&A: Wiener Records’ Danny Gonzalez

    Eric Davidson
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    Danny Romero With the cassette trend not receding, Burger Records spreading its gospel far and wide, bands making their own to giveaway at shows, and Wiener Records coming along (via Burger) to be a full-on cassette label, well we felt some sober clarification was in order. So we dialed up Danny Gonzalez from Wiener Records to explain the appeal of those plastic things and clue us to the future of Wiener Records. First, a quick history of Wiener Records—when/where/why/how it started, where you’re currently based, etc. And clear this one up for me: is Wiener now officially…
  • Head In The Clouds: The 25 Best SoundCloud Tracks Of The Week

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    This week, we went back to the ’90s with Gam Wave, revisited squeaking R&B with Oceaán, got hyped on word of a new album from Sonny & The Sunsets, warmly sunk into Soft Fangs’ debut EP and appreciated a little electronic brain-warp from Rone. There was also a Secret Songs track we missed this week, this time from Atlanta rap weirdo Rome Fortune and producer TM88. Start your weekend with all that and more in our 25-track playlist below. The post Head In The Clouds: The 25 Best SoundCloud Tracks Of The Week appeared first on CMJ.
  • Watch: Day Creeper Perform “The Way You’re Told” On The Mug & Brush Sessions

    Eric Davidson
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    The Mug and Brush barber shop is a cool little clip joint in Columbus, Ohio, and for the last year or so they’ve been inviting regional bands in to play a few tunes, then turning them into nifty, and great sounding, live clips as “The Mug & Brush Sessions.” Late yesterday they dropped a good one from Columbus’ neo-college rock ramblers, Day Creeper, burning through The Way You’re Told. They’ve got some great 7-inches and last year’s Hell Is Real LP is a fine collection of off-campus housing porch-stomp. Here’s hoping their upcoming album,…
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  • Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

    Laura Schneider
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    5 Things That Smart Musicians Do Every Day How Facebook's Changes In Paid Advertising Will Affect Your Marketing Efforts Why You Should Be Using Instagram as a Musician (And All Its Dirty Secrets) How to Pitch Your Band When You Can't Afford PR [MORE]  Black Hole Recordings Launches Digital Pop-Up Store, Uses Twitter as Currency Patreon Is Paying $1 Million Every Month To Musicians, Creators How Long Do We Listen To A Song? How to Create a Squeeze Page to Easily Collect Fans' Email Addresses 4 Simple Steps to Creating a Killer Press List
  • MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Why You Should Be Using Instagram as a Musician (And All Its Dirty Secrets)

    Laura Schneider
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Joe Marson | Why You Should Be Using Instagram as a Musician (And All Its Dirty Secrets) Cherie Nelson | 3 Predictions for the Over-Hyped Music Streaming Business
  • REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

    Laura Schneider
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Move over Spotify and Rdio. YouTube Music Key is finally here. Robert Plant Denies There Was An $800 Million Offer To Reunite Led Zeppelin Everything You Need To Know About YouTube Music Key and YouTube’s Evolution As A Social Video Channel Why The Spotify Uber Partnership Matters More Than You Think Rdio CEO On Taylor Swift and the Spotify vs. YouTube Payment Conondrum [MORE] Sony Rethinking Value Of Free Music Streaming YouTube Adds Retroactive Product Placement | What You See, What You Get Brands + Bands | Value Redefined [Next Big Sound + FRUKT] Where Creativity Thrives: BitTorrent…
  • How To Make Streaming Royalties Fair(er)

    Guest Post
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    By Sharky Laguana, CEO of Bandago. This article originally appeared on Streaming services, most notably Spotify (by far the largest) use what could be called a parimutuel royalty system: all the money collected goes into a big pool, Spotify takes their 30% off the top, and whatever is left is distributed to artists based on their share of overall plays. Spotify explains how it all works right here. It sounds perfectly fair and reasonable: if an artist wants to make more money all they need to do is get more plays. But there’s a major disconnect in this economic model that has not…
  • Brands + Bands | Value Redefined [Next Big Sound + FRUKT]

    Laura Schneider
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    Music industry analytics firm Next Big Sound and FRUKT, a marketing company dedicated to the creating and delivering of smart ideas for brands through strategic partnerships with entertainment influencers, just concluded an in depth study of the relationship between brands and bands. Their research illustrates a progressive shift among artists and brands alike, illuminating the path of possibility for exponential growth and gain if the partnership is properly aligned and executed correctly. If bands and brands can set their sights further down the road of a lasting partnership instead of a…
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    OUPblog » Music

  • Bae in hip hop lyrics

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

    Michael Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    In celebration of tonight’s Latin Grammy Awards, I delved into Grove Music Online to learn more about distinct musical styles and traditions of Latin American countries. Colombia’s principal musical style is the cumbia, with its related genres porro and vallenato. In the traditional cumbia proper, couples dance in a circle around seated musicians, with the woman shuffling steps while the man moves in a more zigzag pattern around her. The cumbia usually takes place at night while women hold bundles of candles in colored handkerchiefs in their right hands. Although traditional cumbia is…
  • The other side of El Sistema: Music education, discipline, and profit

    Raquel Fernandes
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Venezuelan youth orchestra scheme El Sistema is perhaps the world’s most famous music education program today. It’s lauded as a revolutionary social program that has rescued hundreds of thousands of Venezuela’s poorest children. Simon Rattle has called it “the most important thing happening in music anywhere in the world.” Classical music education is back in vogue, now aligned with the rhetoric of social justice. However, the training of social or ethnic Others (the poor, the destitute, the non-white) as classical music performers is hardly a new idea, and delving into its long…
  • Reflections on the Metropolitan Opera’s staging of The Death of Klinghoffer

    Catherine Fehre
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    The question is not whether it was appropriate for the Metropolitan Opera to stage this important and controversial piece, but rather, did they do it right? Did they mount it so that its poetic, dramatic and musical potential was well realized? The challenge is great. Poet Alice Goodman’s libretto operates on multiple levels. Using poetic imagery, she not only explores the stories of the individual characters and some elements of the complex relationship between Jews and Palestinians but also larger human dilemmas. She sets the specifics in the context of the elements: earth (desert), water…
  • Composer Michael Finnissy in 8 questions

    Catherine Fehre
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    We asked our composers a series of questions based around their musical likes and dislikes, influences, challenges, and various other things on the theme of music and their careers. Each month we will bring you answers from an OUP composer, giving you an insight into their music and personalities. Here’s what OUP composer Michael Finnissy had to say: Which composer were you most influenced by? Charles Ives, when I was twelve or thirteen. I think Anthony Hopkins introduced the Concord Sonata in his BBC Radio ‘Talking about Music’ series, from which I learned so much about…
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    Netlabels & News

  • Africa es tan pobre y Europa tan rica, ¿Por qué?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Nightafternight playlist for St. Cecilia's Day

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

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

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

    Alex Ross
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    Strange days at Lincoln Center: according to Robin Pogrebin's Times report, the complex "is essentially paying the [Fisher] family $15 million for permission to drop the name" of Avery Fisher from the main concert hall, so that another donor can offer his, her, or its name to the forthcoming renovation.... On Saturday in Cambridge MA, Blue Heron presents a multimedia event celebrating Thomas Forrest Kelly's new book Capturing Music, a lucid and absorbing account of the emergence of musical notation.... On Friday at Spectrum in NYC, Cantata Profana plays a program of…
  • Judith Ring

    Alex Ross
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The Irish composer has a new album on Ergodos. Above is a piece called GONE, with footage and sound recorded at an abandoned factory in Rüdersdorf, outside Berlin.
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    wire to the ear

  • Nuggets

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

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

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

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

    Oliver Chesler
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    I’ve had my eye on the Flame Talking Synth Eurorack module for a very long time. I just love speech synthesizers and the idea of having one in Eurorack is just well fun. When I saw the Ninstrument Speak & Read I looked for a buy now button. Luckily for my bank account Ninstrument is quite selling these yet. Watch the video above for joy. “I have had so many of these as bent toys that I thought it was time to make a eurorack module of one. Lots of time spent trying to nail down the right registers for the best phonemes and words. Very fast response means you can use quick…
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    The Boot

  • 18 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut

    Gayle Thompson
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Happy anniversary to Trace Adkins. It was on this date 18 years ago (Nov. 23, 1996) that the singer made his Grand Ole Opry debut, performing 'Every Light in the House,' from his freshman 'Dreamin' Out Loud' album. Continue reading…
  • Kenny Chesney Releases 'Flora-Bama' Music Video

    Gayle Thompson
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Kenny Chesney has released a video for 'Flora-Bama,' from his No. 1 'The Big Revival' record. The clip, which starts off in the famed Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, pairs shots of the bar with scenes from Chesney's free August concert, the Flora-Bama Jama. Continue reading…
  • Reba McEntire Says Her New Music Won't Be 'Perfect'

    Gayle Thompson
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Reba McEntire delighted fans when she announced she was releasing a new album on the recently formed Nash Icon Music, in partnership with Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media. But while the songstress -- whose last studio album, 'All the Women I Am,' was released in 2010 -- is eager to return to the studio, she says she the new set of tunes won't be as flawless as those from some other artists. Continue reading…
  • Kacey Musgraves' Grandma Used to Be Her Booking Agent

    Hannahlee Allers
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Kacey Musgraves may have only hit the country scene hard in the last couple of years, but she's been performing in public since she was 8 years old, with a lot of help from her family. Continue reading…
  • Top 10 Country Songs of the '90s

    Christina Vinson
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Jelly sandals, JNCO jeans, Doc Martens, slap bracelets and scrunchies -- those are just a few memorable trends of the 1990s. And while a lot of those fashion choices are best laid to rest, there are some country music hits from the decade that we never want to let go. Continue reading…
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    Largehearted Boy

  • Book Notes - Sean Manning, Jack Pendarvis, Heather Havrilesky, Phil Hanrahan, Laura Lippman, Emily Chenoweth "Come Here Often?"

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Come Here Often?: 53 Writers Raise a Glass to Their Favorite Bar is a magnificent celebration of local bars. Forbes wrote of the book: "Perfect holiday gift book. . . Between the bars, locales, themes and the writers themselves, there is something here for pretty much…
  • Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists Updates - November 21st

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    For the seventh straight year, I am aggregating every online "best of 2014" book list I find. Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed. Daily updates to this list. Revisit previous years' lists from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2000-2009 (best of the decade) online year-end book list collections. Today's updates to the master list of online "best of 2014" book lists: Bacon Is Magic (best cookbooks) London Evening Standard (books of the year) New Statesman (favourite books) Readings (best art and…
  • Book Notes - Cassandra Troyan "Blacken Me, Blacken Me, Growled" and "Kill Manual"

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Cassandra Troyan's latest poetry collections Blacken Me, Blacken Me, Growled and Kill Manual are bold and brilliant. Dennis Cooper wrote of Blacken Me, Blacken Me, Growled: "Cassandra Troyan's writing, here in these non-stop great, coruscating poems and everywhere…
  • Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - November 21, 2014

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Myopia by Mark Mothersbaugh Most will likely know Mark Mothersbaugh for his role in founding New Wave band DEVO, but the artistic polymath has, in the last four decades, dabbled in every medium from postcards to sculpture. Myopia acts as a retrospective of his strange and wonderful creations, and places Mothersbaugh as a "pivotal figure in the history of…
  • Shorties (Neil Gaiman on Fairy Tales, Patti Smith and David Lynch in Conversation, and more)

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    Neil Gaiman discussed fairy tales with the Telegraph. Patti Smith and David Lynch discussed aging, Pussy Riot, and more. 16 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including The Spectator's best loo books, Longitude's best travel books, and Inc. Magazine's best business books. Beijinger interviewed the band The Raveonettes. The New York Observer profiled author Atticus Lish. The Herald Scotland profiled author and music blogger Sean Michaels. Stream Yoko Ono and the Flaming Lips' cover of "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)," from the…
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  • Junk in the Trunk: Drive’s Daily Blog for Friday November 21

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Each day, Rich Terfry and Radio 2 Drive wraps up your day with music and stories about the interesting things going on in the world. Today, Pete Morey sits in the hot seat as Rich tours his new album, Neverlove. PETE'S PICK: Tony Alvon & The Belairs - "Sexy Coffee Pot" JUNK IN THE TRUNK: The lamest escalator stunt you've ever seen: Ron literally drops in on Billy to say hello: Why Winter is the Justin Bieber of seasons: Dad makes a drum beat with his son's back and laughter: REAR-VIEW…
  • Coming up on The Strombo Show: Bahamas

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    "Got all the time in the world, don't you want some of it?" The Strombo Show will run the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It's a show for music lovers, by music lovers. We'll be ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new. George Stroumboulopoulos will be joined by Bahamas — the singer-songwriter who recently dropped his celebrated third album, Bahamas is Afie — for a feature conversation. He'll also deliver a two-song performance alongside Christine Bougie on second guitar,…
  • Revival! The forgotten works of Jan Ladislav Dussek

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    Every week, CBC Radio 2’s In Concert digs up an unjustly forgotten composer from the sands of time and devotes the final segment of the show to that composer’s music. This week, it’s the Czech piano master Jan Ladislav Dussek. Who was Jan Ladislav Dussek? Before there was Liszt, there was Dussek. Born in 1760, this guy was the prototypical touring virtuoso. He spent most of his life traipsing Barry Lyndon-like across Europe, dazzling audiences with hitherto unknown piano skills and crossing paths with seemingly every historically notable figure along the way. He accompanied Napoleon's…
  • Radio 2 Top 20, Nov. 21: Joshua Hyslop jumps up chart, Scott Helman new number 1

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Click here to vote on the #R220! LISTEN audio #R220 Chart Countdown This week, Scott Helman is the new number one! It's special because "Bungalow" is the first Canadian song to be number one for the past nine weeks. Nine! Also new: Alan Doyle joins the chart with "Where I Belong" and Coldplay with "Ink." Amelia Curran cracks the top five with "Somebody, Somewhere" and Joshua Hyslop's "Living and Dying" hops nine places to settle at number 10. Also, Damien Rice and the Lone Bellow are back to the chart after dropping out for a few weeks. For Coldplay's "Ink," try singing Tracy Chapman's…
  • Sloan performs songs from Commonwealth on Backstage Pass

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Season 2, episode 12 In this episode of CBC Music Backstage Pass, Sloan performs four brand new songs for a live audience in Toronto Studio 211. Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland, Jay Ferguson and Andrew Scott played tracks from their 2014 record, Commonwealth. It is the band's 11th album and their first new release since 2011.  Like the name suggests, Commonwealth is the coming together of several nations to form an alliance. Each band member was given a side of this double vinyl release to do with as they pleased. The result is four solo E.Ps that somehow still sound as much like…
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    ACountry | ACountry

  • 2014 CMA Awards Rebroacast on CMT

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

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

    Jarrod Vrazel
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    Get ready - its time to roll out the red carpet - the CMA Awards are tonight!  Who will win Entertainer of the Year?  Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, or  Keith Urban ?  Tune in tonight on ABC as The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.  
  • 2014 CMA Awards Nominations

    Jarrod Vrazel
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    Miranda Lambert tops the list of  nominees for the 2014 CMA Awards with nine nominations.  Dierks Bentley received five nominations; Eric Church and Keith Urban eachreceived four nominations; Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood each received three nominations. Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Keith Urban are nominated for Entertainer of the Year.  The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted for the seventh time by Brad Paisley and Carrie…
  • 2014 CMA Awards Nominees To Be Announced September 3

    Jarrod Vrazel
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    The 48th Annual CMA Awards nominees will be announced by Little Big Town  Darius Rucker  September 3, 2014 in New York City.  Airing Wednesday, November 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC, The 48th Annual CMA Awards is broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. "We are thrilled to be a part of the CMA Awards announcements on GMA next week," exclaimed Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. "The CMA and GMA have always been huge supporters of this band so anything we can do to be involved is always fun for us. We are looking…
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    Music News Net

  • Bono's Biking Injuries More Serious Then We Thought

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

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

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

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:42 pm
    MUSIC NEWS - Coldplay have announced a November 24 release of a new concert film and live album, Ghost Stories Live 2014, on DVD/CD, and digital formats. The release is available to pre-order via their website now . An exclusive...
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    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion

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

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

    Bob Baker
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Who needs to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Not me. The super deals start now! This month I am launching three different one-week specials on music courses, books, audio programs, and more. The 10-15-20-25 Music Sale! Here are the awesome deals for the week of November 18 through 24 … priced at $10, $15, $20 and $25 USD each … Buzz Hacking: Word-of-Mouth Marketing Secrets My BRAND NEW COURSE on Viral Marketing Secrets for Startups, Artists and Entrepreneurs. I distill years of research into the anatomy of buzz and give you the foundational principles that every artist…
  • The 11-11 Music Sale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mark J
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    With diverse musical instincts spanning pop divas, 60's and 70's rock, and blues, jazz and soul, Canadian singer/songwriter Elise LeGrow's obvious talent saw her progress from singing on the Toronto live scene to inking a deal with Sony/ATV Publishing Canada, and from there going on to sign with... ....
  • JJ Rosa's Funky Insight On What It Is To 'Feel Loved' In The Spotlight

    Mark J
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:16 am
    'Imagine Prince reborn as a woman, Jimi Hendrix through the prism of Amy Winehouse & cat suit refinery of a 70s Diana Ross' - with quite possibly the most intriguing, yet completely apt, bio blurb we have come across, Mancunian singer/songwriter JJ Rosa has had us convinced of her uniquely... ....
  • Watch List: Karen Harding Wants You To 'Say Something'

    Mark J
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Always on the lookout for the kind of vocal and/or songwriting talent that makes us stop and listen - anything from acoustic YouTube covers to fully produced originals - a couple of years ago we were struck by the rich, mature beauty of U.K. singer Karen Harding's vocals on her cover of Sade's... ....
  • Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind Present ADD52 Live in LA with Erykah Badu

    Andrew C
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    The night kicked off with a set DJ'ed by the one and only Erykah Badu, who played a blend of R&B and funk to keep things lively. Shortly after her set, ADD52 presented NYC-bred Alus, who's strong vocals and cute appearance made an impression with the crowd. She was followed by up-and coming MC... ....
  • Music Video: Nick Hakim - The Light

    Andrew C
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Nick Hakim takes us into a dream-like state full of abstract depictions that flicker between reality and the imagination. "The Light" comes off one of his recent EP's, "Where Will We Go Pt. 1" (on iTunes), which leaves listeners experiencing trance-like story telling. Nick explains: "Where Will We... ....
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    Power Pop Review

  • Power Pop Review Takes to The Airwaves

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Yes it's been a long time - it always is - you're probably fed up with the excuses - but this time we have something new & tangibleWe have taken our blog to the airwaves and have begun a programme we are calling 'Utterly Timeless'. This affords us the opportunity to feature material which will mix the present with the past to demonstrate that even if you love the pop's golden history of the 60's & 70's there is still much to love (perhaps even more than ever before) about the music of today. Not the commercial claptrap of glossy talent shows, the manufactured boys & girls who over…
  • PowerPop Review's Very Best of 2013 Albums – Part 1

    13 May 2014 | 8:58 am
    As with many recent years there has been an over abundance of phenomenal music being made despite the fact that a large percentage of it is not being heard via commercial outlets. Those of us who have had rock music as the backdrop of our lives will continue to seek out the music we love despite the forlorn state of the music industry. On a positive note there are more places to discover music than ever before be it via sites like SoundcloudBandcampCDBaby,eMusic, independent music blogs & streaming music services.This best of list reflects those particular albums that need to be heard. I…
  • Radio Days - Get Some Action

    19 Jun 2013 | 12:20 pm
    This is Pop - Yeah Yeah!Italian Pop Punks Radio Days have regrouped, remodelled and refashioned themselves as something radically different to their original mid 2000's blueprint. The catchy appeal and trademark precision is still strongly evident, but they've blunted the edges of their Ramonesque short snappy pop, relaxed the razor-sharp edges and endings, and replaced it with a purposeful nod, if not march, to a early Merseybeat.In an attempt for wider appeal to a bigger audience the band have almost wiped the slate clean of the shake 'em up of old and settled for an altogether sweeter and…
  • Just Got Back – Examining The Booty

    5 Jun 2013 | 6:13 pm
    One of the first things we do when we get home from each IPO festival is unzip the suitcases and have a look at the booty. Well not the very first thing but after a cup of tea and a contemplate, the delay in coming down from the high of a week of solid good pop music is certainly eased and extended, and maybe relived a little by taking it all in... Please click this link to see bigger version of this pictureOut come the clothes, the toiletries and whathaveyous, we burrow down and retrieve every last item – a bevy of CDs which says you have been watching and listening to all this...We…
  • IPO Liverpool Preview May 2013

    15 May 2013 | 4:40 am
    In absence of our usual regular review of last year's Liverpool International Pop Overthrow event we offer instead a preview of some of the very best bands and artists who are appearing this year who we've seen previously and need to see again. Additionally we provide song links to some of the artists who are new to us who we look forward to seeing for the first time.Boomin'weave pop, punk, rap, bubblegum & reggae into a heady, infectious mix of frankly outstanding proportions. They are a young, loud and irreverent tour de force, they deserve the world at their feet and if it isn't theirs…
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  • Just Like Honey - Jesus and Mary Chain

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    The Jesus and Mary Chain Performing their iconic Psychocandy in its entirety, Getintothis’ Andy Von Pip gets a taste of what Liverpool have coming next year. ‘It’s So Hard‘ to be objective about a band who you’ve loved… (in post The Jesus and Mary Chain: Academy, Manchester from Getintothis. More by this artist at )
  • Ploctones - Kriminalpolizei

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
    Dutch adventurous jazz rock quartet The Ploctones have a gig @ Jazzkapel in Den Bosch, The Netherlands on November 26th. They have finally joined Soundcloud. » (in post The Ploctones: show in Den Bosch, on Soundcloud from Here comes the flood. More by this artist at )
  • Mighty Mark - 7/11(Mighty Mark Remix)

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:40 am
    #7/11 @iammightymark #Beyonce #SmackItInTheAir The post Beyonce – 7/11(Mighty Mark Remix) appeared first on Baltimore Club. (in post Beyonce – 7/11(Mighty Mark Remix) from Baltimore Club. More by this artist at )
  • William Ryan Fritch - Heavy (from Revisionist)

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    A pochi mesi dall’uscita dell’ep Heavy, William Ryan Fritch ha annunciato l’uscita di un nuovo album. Si intitola Revisionist e uscirà il 10 Febbraio via Lost Tribe Sound. “Heavy” è il primo singolo estratto che sottolinea il percorso… (in post [Streaming]: William Ryan Fritch – “Heavy” from Sonofmarketing. More by this artist at )
  • The Watson Twins - Just Like Heaven (The Cure )

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    This is lovely. The Watson Twins - Just Like Heaven (in post Mellow Sunday from Across The Kitchen Table. More by this artist at )
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  • What Triggers Men And Women To Turn Out To Be Business Owners?

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

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:18 am
    Of all the monikers, titles, designations and certifications of which I am mindful; the one that stands as the greatest beacon of meaninglessness is this: Realtor. Let’s face it some of us, acquire some really awful stuff! Past the trash and that terrible odor, some of the residences we acquire don’t have roofs, or home windows, or furnaces, or plumbing. We acquire trash and turn it into money. Banking companies don’t appear to understand that. I’ve truly had a lender refuse to financial loan me money on a property for four-1/2 months due to the fact it didn’t…
  • Real Estate Brokers And Agents Can Support You Make The Right Selections

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:16 am
    Why would any individual consider buying a property in the middle of a housing disaster? There is an previous saying, the way to make money in true estate is to promote when the masses are buying and buy when the masses are marketing. You can use the broker who labored with you the very first time all around. Despite the fact that los angeles real estate agent are not loan providers, they operate with them all the time. They generally know exactly where to get the best bargains as they are wheeling and dealing in the market place continually. They generally have everything right at their…
  • Turing Into New Leaves By Putting On Outfits But Acquire Them With Voucher Codes

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:16 am
    The cloud of economic downturn are hovering again it is a time to receive correctly and spend correctly even a minor conserving can demonstrate beneficial in time of need. Make conserving your practice, there are various techniques that can help you in conserving your hard receive income and the use of on the web shopping coupon and low cost coupon is just one particular of them. Price reduction shopping, the word is powerful adequate to bring shine in your eyes. Since Apple unveiled its iPad a handful of months in the past, various makers are scrambling to appear up with equivalent pill…
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    RouteNote Blog

  • Mary J. Blige & Disclosure – Follow

    Tom Newman
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Mary J. Blige collaborates with Disclosure again for her new track ‘Follow’, after the duos previous success with ‘Right Now’. Her new album ‘The London Sessions’ is due out on the 24th November and can be pre-ordered here.
  • YouTube Music Key Beta – Is It Worth It?

    Tom Newman
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:43 am
    The long awaited and much rumoured YouTube Music Key is here kind of… Currently in Beta, in UK, US, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Finland and Ireland, and it’s an invite only for the first six months of testing. More information on the service here. But is it worth parting with your cash? Subscriptions currently are $7.99/month (discounted from $9.99/month). Most current YouTube music streamers love it because it’s free. Other than that, there’s nothing really that attract users to YouTube over Spotify, Deezer, Rdio or any of the other major players in the game. YouTube is…
  • Apple and Beats Music To Merge

    Tom Newman
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:54 am
    After Apple acquired Beats back in May, it’s often been rumoured whether Apple will bring some sort of streaming platform under the Apple name. Recent reports show Apple will soon brand the Beats Music service under the soon all-in-one iTunes. It’s thought Apple will install the Beats Music App on all iPhones and iPads in a coming iOS update. Beats Music currently only have 110,000 paying customers, which goes against streaming giants Spotify with 12.5 million premium users. Will bringing Apple and Beats together tempt the 200 million iTunes users to make use of the Beats Music…
  • The Walking Dead vs. Another One Bites the Dust

    Tom Newman
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
    The Hillywood Show on YouTube recreate some favourite scenes from The Walking Dead, in a music video style, to the sound of Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’.
  • Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were (Music Video)

    Tom Newman
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    Ben Howard releases the music video for his first single off his new album ‘I Forget Where We Were’. Not your usual video, this tells a story in a unique way.
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    Judy Rodman - All Things Vocal Blog

  • How To Get A Record Deal-2: Steps To Attracting A Record Label

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

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

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

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

    Judy Rodman
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    Here's a video about recording with headphones half-off Recording vocals usually necessitates hearing something to sing to. In the very old days, singers recorded with speakers positioned in the vocal booth or studio room so as not to bleed monitor sound onto the vocal track. Well, maybe not SO old... Actually, I used this approach a couple of years ago when recording a large ensemble for a demonstration musical theater cast recording. We were doing in 'on the cheap' and so had to make do in a studio that was not equipped for the big group. It was kind of like wiring my bus headlights back to…
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    Soundtrack Geek V2

  • Soundtrack Review: Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare

    Jørn Tillnes
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare by Harry Gregson-Williams and Audiomachine. At a glance: 46 tracks 76 minutes of score Geek Score: 64.7 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 2.23 Album Excellence: 3% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Another year, another Call Of Duty game. This is the eleventh in the series and it’s set in 2054. They even got Kevin Spacey to play some bad guy (I think). Last year it was Ghosts and it featured a rather exciting score by David Buckley.
  • Soundtrack Review: Aniol w Krakowie

    Jørn Tillnes
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Aniol w Krakowie Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Aniol w Krakowie by Abel Korzeniowski. At a glance: 11 tracks 34 minutes of score Geek Score: 92.7 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 26.72 Album Excellence: 79% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? From director Artur Wiecek comes Aniol w Krakowie or An Angel In Krakow as the English title would be. The 2002 comedy is about an irresponsible angel who is sent back to earth to perform a good deed every day, but he struggles to do it right. The composer is Abel Korzeniowski and this review is…
  • Soundtrack Review: Exodus Gods And Kings

    Jørn Tillnes
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Exodus Gods And Kings Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Exodus Gods And Kings by Alberto Iglesias. At a glance: 32 tracks 78 minutes of score Geek Score: 96.2 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 64.43 Album Excellence: 83% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Exodus: Gods And Kings is the second Biblical Epic “blockbuster” movie released this year, following Noah earlier this year. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley, this is about to slay the box office soon. The…
  • Soundtrack Review: Rosemary’s Baby

    Jørn Tillnes
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Rosemary’s Baby Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Rosemary’s Baby by Krzysztof Komeda. At a glance: 34 tracks 67 minutes of score Geek Score: 94.1 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 47.68 Album Excellence: 71% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Roman Polanski’s classic horror adaptation Rosemary’s Baby is next up in Polish Film Music Composers month. A woman becomes pregnant and terrible things start to happen, as if she’s controlled by the unborn baby. Polish composer Krzysztof Komeda is the composer. You may…
  • Soundtrack Review: Dragon Age Inquisition

    Jørn Tillnes
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Dragon Age Inquisition Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Dragon Age Inquisition by Trevor Morris. At a glance: 38 tracks 95 minutes of score Geek Score: 96.3 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 83.58 Album Excellence: 88% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Dragon Age: Inquisition is the long-awaited sequel to Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II developed by the RPG masters themselves and BioWare and released by Electronic Arts. Dragon Age: Inquisition will be set in the continent of Thedas, the fantasy world in which the two previous games…
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    Beat Lawrence

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hello Pune, We’re Back!

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:26 pm
    It all started here. In Pune. We’ve never tried to hide our love for this city and we can’t wait to see you on the festival grounds today. The festival takes place at Laxmi Lawns this year, and as OML CEO Vijay Nair tweeted in August, the city “will see 58 acts this year. 41 playing for the first time ever, 10 acts curating one-time only sets.” There are some formidable names that are part of the lineup this year. Having performed alongside international biggies such as The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Arctic Moneys and other global rock acts, The Vaccines will make…
  • Watch a Musical Performance by 75 Women at Dadar Chowpatty

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Tomorrow, Dadar Chowpatty will see a very special gig. 75 underprivileged women from the city, will perform a musical and dance performance as part of the New Employment Skills For India’s project. NESI is a multi-faceted arts programme with the aim of providing support and employment skills to less privileged women in India. A London-based duo, B ‘n’ M,  comprising British beatboxing soprano and guitarist Heidi Heidelberg and Colombian experimental flautist Mauricio Velasierra, have been curating the performance and working with these women since September, along with the help of…
  • Everything You Need to Know About Harley Rock Riders Season V

    14 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    Harley Rock Riders promises to bring the house down this weekend, even if that house comprises the mighty precincts of Richardson & Cruddass. From 4pm, when the gates open, to 10pm, when they shut, the Byculla venue will host 13 of the most prominent Indian bands and showcase some of the meanest machines that Indian streets have ever seen. And, Mutemath will be headlining the second day. Plus, there’s a bit of comedy. Also, there are happy hours. In fact, there are quite a few other pieces of handy information about the festival that would help you find your feet better at HRR, and we…
  • Prateek Kuhad Releases New Single ‘FLAMES’

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
    Prateek Kuhad is all set to release his ten-track, full-length album In Tokens & Charms in January next year. Last week, he put out the first single, ‘Flames’, off this album. Raat Raazi, the singer-songwriter’s last release, was an intimate interlude, largely between Kuhad’s vocals and his guitar. In Tokens & Charms, if the single is anything to go by, things are going to get a little bigger, sonically a lot busier, with finer layers of melodies interspersed with each other in comparison to Raat Raazi. Also, the new album has been entirely written in English. Kuhad gave us a…
  • Bands Reveal Their Plans for Harley Rock Riders Season V

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:34 pm
    The hours are shrinking for the Harley Rock Riders festival to begin. It’s this weekend. The venue is the massive Richardson & Crudass in Byculla. There are 13 Indian independent music heavyweights on the bill. What can you expect from their setlists? Well, that’s exactly the question we asked some of the bands playing at the gig, and found out that, yes, they will be playing a lot of their existing material, but that doesn’t mean that one can’t expect surprises. The Circus: “We’re doing a lot of songs from our two albums (From Space and Bats) and also from…
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    Rob Fields
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
      Screenings and Venue: Wedns. Nov. 19, 12:15 PM at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas Thurs. Nov. 20, 9:30 PM at IFC Center NYC PREMIERE   The 1990’s was a tumultuous time in New York City. The Central Park jogger rape trial convicted five young Black and Latino men, who many correctly thought were totally innocent, and multiple racially involved homicides of Black men and women occurred, along with an increase in despondency by the drug problem and subpar economics affecting everyone, but primarily urban youth. It was no surprise why so many people wanted to escape the city. But you cannot…
  • Interview: ‘LITTLE WHITE LIE’ director Lacey Schwartz

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

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

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

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

  • One Direction - Night Changes (Audio)

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    One Direction - Night Changes (Audio) Night Changes is the second single from One Direction's new album FOUR. Available to pre-order now: Music video by One Directi... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 3977801 201683 ratings Time: 03:52 More in Music
  • Wheel of Impressions with Kevin Spacey

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Wheel of Impressions with Kevin Spacey In this Halloween edition of Wheel of Impressions, Jimmy and Kevin take turns doing random celebrity impersonations, such as Christopher Walken talking about... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 7934500 49790 ratings Time: 05:04 More in Comedy
  • Daniel Radcliffe Raps Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics"

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Daniel Radcliffe Raps Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics" Jimmy challenges hip-hop lover Daniel Radcliffe to rap Blackalicious' tongue-twisting "Alphabet Aerobics." Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy F... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 26686611 286155 ratings Time: 04:01 More in Comedy
  • One Direction - Steal My Girl

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    One Direction - Steal My Girl One Direction's NEW single Steal My Girl – out now Taken from the new album FOUR. Pre-order the deluxe edition on iTunes a... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 38027311 1069796 ratings Time: 05:19 More in Music
  • One Direction - Steal My Girl (Audio)

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    One Direction - Steal My Girl (Audio) Steal My Girl is the first single from One Direction's fourth album, FOUR. Steal My Girl is available to pre-order now in the UK, and out now everywhere else... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 19305980 367153 ratings Time: 03:48 More in Music
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    Heather Fenoughty

  • The Aviatrix: Capetown to Goodwood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Molly Sheridan
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:46 am
    Composer, improviser, and pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn came up playing country and western music, but her ear eventually led her down a decidedly more singular experimental path. "You've got be naked in your mind to be able to play and express yourself—you have to be naked and fearless and that's not easy, especially the older you get."
  • Incarceration and Musical Inspiration Part Three: A Live Concert in Prison

    Julia Adolphe
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    We tried to describe what different instruments looked like and we realized that what we needed was a live concert. There was great concern among the prison administration that the violin was a dangerous instrument. The strings could be turned into a weapon. Emails and phone calls went back and forth for months.
  • Listen To Music, Dammit!

    Nick Norton
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    Listening to and trying to understand as much music as possible, even music that you don’t enjoy, is an incredibly important part of becoming a better and better musician. Knowing, experiencing, and learning from more than I knew, experienced, and learned from yesterday is a worthwhile goal.
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    TRAEXS.COM Music Video News

  • Crowd Funding of Music Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Grammy Award-Winning Producer Aaron Lindsey on Motown Christmas

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

    Bob Marovich
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:17 pm
    “Are You Ready” J. Maddox Jadox Music Group (2014) On “Are You Ready,” urban AC gospel artist William Jermaine Maddox (aka J. Maddox) knows what to do to prepare, should Jesus come “like a thief in the night.” Later in the song, he turns the question outward, to the listener. Are you ready should Jesus come? The simplicity of the question is augmented by the minimal instrumentation (mostly keys) and a dramatic melody, which seems to float in space. In addition to his solo career, J. Maddox is a member of Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling and sings with Prophet…
  • Edward Robinson, Chicago pianist who accompanied gospel greats, dead at 81 – Chicago Sun-Times

    Bob Marovich
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Edward Robinson, Chicago pianist who accompanied gospel greats, dead at 81 – Chicago Sun-Times. The post Edward Robinson, Chicago pianist who accompanied gospel greats, dead at 81 – Chicago Sun-Times appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • JGM Christmas Pick of the Week: November 19, 2014

    Bob Marovich
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:40 pm
    “Christ Is Born” Maurice Griffin From the CD My Holiday (2014) Maurice Griffin’s new single, “Christ Is Born,” is a Christmas hymn and Praise & Worship song all in one gift-wrapped package (though I have a friend who thinks all P&W songs sound like Christmas songs). A finalist on the second season of BET’s Sunday Best, Stellar Award nominee, and an entertaining program emcee, Griffin is in great tenor voice on this selection. He and the background vocalists lift hallelujahs and announce Christ’s natal day like a choir of angels. Griffin,…
  • “Fix My Choir” Helps Gospel Group Find Its Soul

    Bob Marovich
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    “Fix My Choir” With Deitrick Haddon and Michelle Williams Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – 10 p.m. ET/PT Oxygen By Bob Marovich To borrow the main conceit from The Wizard of Oz, Deitrick Haddon and Michelle Williams helped the Harmonistic Praise Crusade of New Orleans find its courage on the premiere episode of “Fix My Choir.” On the series’s latest episode, to air on Oxygen this evening, the choir-mending duo visit the beautiful oceanside community of Hermosa Beach, California, to help the Coast Music Gospel Choir find its soul. Directed by singer…
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  • Gear: Whipping Post Unveils “The Weekender” Leather Zip Top Duffle Bag

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

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

    Morgan Witt
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Flying Lotus has recently incorporated a new addition to his mind-bending new live show. Those lucky enough to catch one of his gigs this month have witnessed the Death Veil Mask (v.002). The mask is the latest in the ongoing collaboration between Steven Ellison (Flying Lotus) and British artist and designer Aitor Throup. The Death […]
  • Tech: Pioneer DJ Introduces USB-Only XDJ-1000 Player

    Morgan Witt
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Pioneer DJ recently announced the first in a new line-up of USB-only, rekordbox™-ready digital players. The XDJ-1000 is Pioneer’s first foray into integrating touch screen technology into the familiar CDJ layout. The large, full-color LCD touch screen leverages a tab system for DJ’s to browse, analyze and prepare tracks directly from the player. This new […]
  • Music: Daft Punk Set To Reissue “Alive” Albums In Deluxe Vinyl Box Set

    Morgan Witt
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Some exciting news from the Daft Punk camp just in time for the holidays. A press release has now confirmed that both the “Alive 1997″ in addition to the “Alive 2007″ recordings are getting a vinyl reissue as a deluxe box set that will include a host of goodies for fans. “Alive 2007″ was originally […]
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  • Where to Find Pure Pop Music Online

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ft Loramie, OH Fan Club Pre-Sale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    This week we spotlight the pop/rock band, Neon Trees, and talk with them about their fun, catchy new album, “Pop Psychology.” Plus we talk to author Eric Metaxas about his new book, “Miracles,” provide you with some Black Friday survival tips, share with you our Christmas list, discover the purpose of the cumberbun and create new ways to call someone “large and in charge.”
  • What Does God Sound Like?

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ridley Scott made an interesting decision for the voice of God, and it raises an important question. How would you depict God’s voice if you were making a movie? I was fascinated to hear of director Ridley Scott’s choice in his soon-to-released epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. Scott cast an 11-year-old British schoolboy to play the role. The director said the boy was chosen to ‘exude innocence and purity’. In the 1998 animated movie, The Prince of Egypt, each cast member whispered God’s lines, so that His voice ended up sounding like a symphony of various people.
  • Officer Darren Wilson May Soon Resign from Ferguson Police Department

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    The officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown in a confrontation on Aug. 9 is in talks to resign from the Ferguson Police Department. According to reports, Officer Darren Wilson “is in the final stages of negotiations” with local officials over the terms of his resignation. Today, a grand jury will meet, likely for the last time, to determine if charges will be brought against Wilson in the Brown killing. Since the shooting, Wilson has said that he did nothing wrong. According to CNN he’s told colleagues that the resignation is a move “to help ease pressure and protect…
  • Your (Slightly Early) Christmas Playlist

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    It's (almost) the most wonderful time of the year. Because it’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year, we’ve compiled a playlist of new Christmas tunes (and a few favorites from the last couple of years), to get your holiday season off the right start. Sure, a sizable chunk of Christmas music borders on insufferable, but these songs really do help make the season bright. Give it a listen or—if you must—bookmark it and come back to it after Thanksgiving. Either way, fa la la la la la ...
  • Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins Are Returning to ‘Parks and Rec’

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    We’ve got good news and bad news for Parks and Rec fans. The good news is that Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins (played by Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones) will return to Pawnee for the show’s final season next year. The bad news is, they’ll only be back for a single episode. In an interview with, executive producer Mike Schur said, “We made a list of people that we needed to see back one more time. We didn’t get everybody we wanted … But a lot of the people we were hoping to see one more time — we managed to make that happen.” The seventh and final season of the NBC sitcom…
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  • Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends Band in Tokyo JAPAN – 1-13-16, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    10 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Yes, yes, we realize it’s now Mid-November, but we’re still sorting through thousands of photos snapped during the week-long party that was CMJ 2014 in New York City. Today we bring you photos of Ryn Weaver and Circa Waves who performed at The Bowery Ballroom on October 22, 2014. If you’re not up on Ryn Weaver by now – consider yourself warned! And if you are up on Ryn Weaver then you must read Buzzfeed, right? The pop songstress blew up this summer with her insanely catchy hit “OctaHate,” which includes production from an all-star team of Charli XCX,…
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    As The World Spins

  • DJ Jelly, DJ Gutta Down – Mix Monstaz 4

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

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

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

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

    DJ Hotsauce
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:43 am
    Up and coming Atlanta artist Scotty ATL dropped off latest project titled “Spaghetti Junction” yesterday. I first really started following Scotty when the homie DJ Burn One put me on to him a couple of years ago. Burn One also executive produced this new project and contributed a couple of beats with his Five Points crew. Other production credits come from DJ Toomp, Childish Major, Sean C & LV and KE on the track. Stream and download the project below and check after the jump for full production and feature credits and keep following Scotty ATL here.
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    Piranha Bay

  • Mustachianism, Environmentalism, Me, and Us

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

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

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

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

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

  • The 6 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Mark Ronson With Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige With Disclosure

    Jillian Mapes
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    This week brings strong dance cuts from Mary J. Blige’s Disclosure collaboration and Giorgio Moroder’s first new studio album in decades, plus rising rookie Tobias Jesso Jr., Tink, 1D, and Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars. Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk” James Brown’s “Living in America” x the Ghostbusters theme x Prince circa Purple Rain x The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” = “Uptown Funk.” When it’s done this infectiously, I can barely bring myself to care that it’s all recycled hits.
  • Sun Kil Moon Releases a Nine-Minute Track Called “The Possum”

    Shane Barnes
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Sun Kil Moon, otherwise known as Mark Kozelek, otherwise known as that Internet bully who writes songs that baffle those of us who are familiar with his Internet bullying, has just released another song. This one is a nine-minute affair titled “The Possum.” It’s a fairly typical Sun Kil Moon track, with moments of quiet punctuated by moments of loud, each coming at the tail end of a kind of roller-coaster climb uptempo. The lyrics are either the weakness or the strength of the song, depending on how you feel about stolid talk-singing about possums and playin’ gigs in…
  • Why Is California Prosecuting a Rapper for Making an Album?

    Tom Hawking
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    There’s really no witty or amusing way to start this piece, so I’ll get directly to the point: right now, in 2014, in America, a man is facing life in prison because he made a rap album. As per the LA Times, Brandon Duncan of San Diego, who performs under the name Tiny Doo, is allegedly a member of a gang that has been implicated in nine shootings, for which 14 members are about to stand trial. Duncan isn’t charged with participating in the shootings; instead, he’s being charged under a California state law that prohibits “willfully promot[ing], further[ing], or…
  • Searching for Clues — and Closure — in Ian Curtis’ and Kurt Cobain’s Handwritten Archives

    Jillian Mapes
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    Ian Curtis wrote in all caps, often with a Sharpie. When he wanted to change a word in his lyrics or notes, he’d scratch out his former word choice utterly completely — as if he wanted to erase it from existence. In a lot of ways, the Joy Division leader’s handwriting seems to reflect his personality: “Ian was a very definite person,” says Jon Savage, the co-editor of So This Is Permanence, a collection of Curtis’ notebooks released last month by Chronicle Books. “If he didn’t like something, he would eventually make his displeasure shown. He was a Cancer.” “When Ian found…
  • Showtime’s ‘Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued’ Might as Well Be Called ‘The Real World: Dylan Disciples’

    Sarah Seltzer
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    It’s almost always a joy, at least for this longtime Dylan fan, to watch other artists interpret the Bard of Hibbing. Many of the tribute albums, the concerts, the film soundtracks (amidst pleasant straight-ahead covers) inevitably feature artists creatively mining Dylan’s back catalog, as Joan Baez did with “Love Is Just a Four Letter Word,” or reinterpreting the canon in the spirit of Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower.” The resultant tracks veer close to magic. Yet such magic is the product of a spark: spontaneity, weirdness, an…
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    Mel's Internet Universe Music Blog

  • 10 Minute Documentary: Buy Sell Trade

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

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

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

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

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

  • #HHR #Rhymth & #Poetry #Mixtape

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

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

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

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

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

  • In Dee Mail, Vol. XXV – Gems, Mighty Fox, Canopy Climbers, Ekos, The Etiquette, The Gifted Children, Cousin Dud (Indie Rock Cafe)
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:11 am
    This latest installment of IRC’s longest running indie rock music series, In Dee Mail, marks the 25th volume, and includes a whole new bunch of music never before featured on IRC. The bands profiled below include Seattle band Gems; Chicago’s Mighty Fox; Little Rock’s Canopy Climbers; Mexico’s Ekos; Rochester’s The Gifted Children; Los Angeles band, [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • 50 Great Indie Halloween Songs – Beach House, Radiohead, The Kinks, Pavement, Beck, Cults, The Kills, The Black Keys (Indie Rock Cafe)
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Happy Hallowscream. Over the years, IRC has put together over 20 different Halloween playlists, featuring hundreds of Halloween, or Halloweenish, songs. Some songs were picked merely because the title is in some way, Halloweenish; you know, blood, ghosts, monsters, death, vampires, skeletons, darkness, and so on. You’ll also hear some tracks that don’t really *sound* [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Band of the Week – Baltimore’s Indie Pop DIY Band Joy Classic (Indie Rock Cafe)
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Baltimore DIY band Joy Classic pumps out catchy, feel good psych pop sounds layered with bright guitar hooks and twangs, reverb-soaked vocals, and punchy bass lines on standout songs like “Ya Know” and “Blossom.” We know when we’ve hit upon a talented, promising band when it’s difficult to pick just a couple of songs to [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – Evaline (Indie Rock Cafe)
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Evaline – UK and California With six members from California to the U.K.), indie rock band Evaline released their debut album in 2010, followed by their sophomore album, produced by Dan Austin (Doves, QOTSA, People in Planes). Since the release of their 2006 EP, Portrait of Skin, produced by The Used’s Quinn Allman, Evaline have [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – Ivy Dye (Indie Rock Cafe)
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Ivy Dye Drop Their Second EP Ivy Dye is a Chicago band formed in 2011 by Chris Adams, the head songwriter. His best friends, who happened to be the musicians he played with regularly, were going off to college, so he needed a new outlet. Thus, Ivy Dye was born. Blending elements of ’90s alternative [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
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    The Curious Brain

  • #rewind

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark
  • X-treme musical chairs.

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    play this game with your close friends! via bookofwonders
  • #rewind

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
  • Wildlife

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    by Brian Bowen Smith ,via thisisnthappiness
  • I want to believe

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    arcane images
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Saudi Arabia Grapples with Women’s Right to Drive Within Existing Restrictions

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

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

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

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

    Ayanna Nahmias
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:00 AM EDT, 09 September 2014 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian New Year, which in Amharic is called Enkutatash, commences on 11 September 2014.  The name of this festival harkens back to the revered Queen of Sheba, who upon her return from Jerusalem where she visited King Solomon, brought […]
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    Evigshed Mag

  • Sunday Evigshed Interactive Crossword November 23, 2014

    Sylvie Lesas
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    Sunday Interactive Crossword is here with a blend of general culture, entertainment, music, and more . Have fun. Solve it online on the website below or print it here. As usual, it ‘s free. Sunday Evigshed Interactive Crossword features are as follows : Printable PDF Link (here) Timer Save Solution Reveal (letter)
  • Play Bee Active Online or on your devices

    Sylvie Lesas
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:13 am
    Bee Active , A game for good by Part12 Studios. Follow Part 12 Studios on social media Twitter Facebook Instructions touch / click anywhere on the screen to make your swarm of bees flap up. touch flowers to get more bees and avoid red toxic gas clouds along the way.
  • Play AStorybookGarden by Zharsoft, Online or your devices

    Sylvie Lesas
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:36 am
    AStorybook Garden -a bee tries to survive a crazy overgrown garden. Collect Honeycomb but avoid flowers. Go. Check out the game developer website who created this game here.
  • Drum&BassArena Awards 2014 Returns December 2 – Presented by Serato

    Sylvie Lesas
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Drum&BassArena Celebrate 18 Years with Awards Show Live Streaming December 2 here. The genre’s benchmark accolade: Drum&BassArena Awards bring the whole scene together for one special night. There’s a lot to celebrate this year. The world is officially dancing to a 170 BPM drum. Not only has drum & bass enjoyed three unanimous UK Top 10 hits (including two huge number one singles) but there have been more drum & bass remixes commissioned by major labels, more headline activities by D&B artists at major festivals and more exposure on national radio than ever before.
  • Enrique Iglesias Scores Three Latin Grammy Awards

    Sylvie Lesas
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    Last night, international iconEnrique Iglesias  scored a total of three Latin Grammy Awards in top categories. His biggest hit to date, the platinum-selling record-breaker “Bailando”, achieved high honors including “Song of the Year”, “Best Urban Performance”, and “Best Urban Song”. “Bailando” is available on his tenth full-length album, SEX AND LOVE [Republic Records]. Enrique  will return to the road in 2015 with Pitbull for the next North American leg of their highly successful co-headline arena run. Enrique…
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: Oceaán – Candour

    Bastien Rayno
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Manchester-based young singer-producer Oceaán has shared a new cut taken from his forthcoming incredible sophomore four-track Grip EP out on December 8th through Chess Club (UK) and B3SCI records (US). The track is titled “Candour” and it’s an atmospheric deep piece of work dipped into a soulful soft-electro-pop ambient style, really impressive vibes from this talented boy. Take a listen below.
  • Single Serving: Jack Garratt – The Love You’re Given

    Matthew Hickey
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    London-based songwriter Jack Garratt has been turning heads even since he dropped his debut single this past February – and his reputation has only grown with each subsequent release. But, with all due respect to his previously released material, this latest single “The Love You’re Given” may be his best yet. It’s a shuffling, beguiling slice of soulful future pop with a composition that shifts from glistening, sample-led ballad into complete bass-dragging club banger after a swirling middle eight. Take a listen.
  • Single Serving: Lunifred Benjamin – Brother Ray (Kingdom Came)

    Matthew Hickey
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    There are no music bloggers I respect more than Mark from yvynyl. So when Mark says he’s a big fan of an emerging artist, my ears perk up. Indeed, Mark recently shared “Brother Ray (Kingdom Came)” by Lunifred Benjamin, comparing the track to the early releases by San Francisco’s now defunct Girls. And let there be no doubt, there are seriously some “Hellhole Ratrace” vibes to this one. Sonically you may also detect the warmth and subtle grandeur of Mutual Benefit‘s Love’s Crushing Diamond. The results are pretty spectacular. Indeed,…
  • Single Serving: Rainy Day Women – Distance

    Matt Dillon
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    “Distance” is a mellow groove deserving of a long stretch of road, a big pair of sunglasses, and maybe a thing or two heavy on your mind. A touch of psychedelia, reverbed vocals and a simply gentle drum beat, endow this song with therapeutic powers of self realization. The gents of Rainy Day Women have been practicing their craft down under for quite some time now, but their latest album Ain’t it Time is in my opinion their best work to date and you can cop it on iTunes by clicking right mmm-here.
  • Single Serving: The Night VI – Fears

    Matthew Hickey
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    The sparkling and understated “Fears” is the latest serving from The Night VI‘s newly released DIY EP. Sparsely arranged and evocative, it’s the bands most personal and emotionally vulnerable song to date. Indeed, before flowing softly into a swaying middle eight, Sophie-Rose Harper sings, “Why can’t I tell a good day from bad? I’m so consumed by this life I have where nothing is clear. So I’ll write a song.” It’s yet another showcase of the band’s considerable promise. The DIY EP is officially out now but is only available at…
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    Music Scene Investigation

  • MSI: Episode 183 – Ian Freedman

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

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

    MSI Lab Tech
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:13 pm
    This is the November edition of MSI:Hislist, where MSI: Song of the Week artists compete to be selected as Band/Artist of the Month. They compete for prizes and PR packages from our sponsors and partners. November 2014. The artists appearing on this months Hitlist are: Silhouette Cities, Rhyn, Abandon Tradition and Fronz Arp.
  • The Sanitisation of Gigs… What happened to sex, drugs and rock’n’roll?

    Ian Husbands
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    It has been a while since I went to a large venue to see a band play, as these days I spend more time on the stage rather than in the audience, so news that a friend had bought me a ticket to see Black Stone Cherry at Wembley Arena on November 1st was a great […]
  • MSI: Episode 182 – Paul Hurst

    MSI Lab Tech
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:04 pm
    This is episode 182 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was Paul Hurst, musician and producer.
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  • Howard The Duck Gets His Own Ongoing Comic Series In March 2015

    Larry Fire
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Marvel Comics has announced that Howard The Duck will be getting his very own solo comic series again, his first in seven years. Sex Criminals artist Chip Zdarsky will pen the series which sees Captain Marvel and Savage Wolverine artist Joe Quinones on pencils. “He’s an everyman who happens to be a duck,” Zdarsky tells Entertainment Weekly. “He’s angry, exasperated, and he’s had it up to here with the world around him, but he’s trapped here! Infinitely relatable! I love the contrast of Howard against both the normal world of us hairless apes and the weird worlds of Man-Things…
  • Pixar Releases Inside Out Character Posters

    Larry Fire
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    The publicity machine for Pete Docter’s 2015 feature Inside Out is in full effect and new character posters have been released. Here is the film’s synopsis: From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco.
  • Dark Hall Mansion To Release A Charlie Brown Christmas Print By Nicolas Delort On November 25, 2014

    Larry Fire
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Dark Hall Mansion’s yearly holiday tradition continues with the timeless classic that’s informed Christmas and the holiday season for almost 50 years, Charles M. Schulz’s 1965 masterpiece, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” this year beautifully and evocatively rendered by artist, Nicolas Delort. Flawlessly written by Charles Schulz, beautifully directed and animated by Bill Melendez and team, and of course, brilliantly scored by Vince Guaraldi, this film, perhaps more than any other, quietly, humorously, and evocatively reminds us in poetic and lyrical fashion just…
  • NECA Announces Special Edition Michael Keaton/Blu-ray Batman Figure Pack

    Larry Fire
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    NECA announced a special edition Michael Keaton/Blu-ray Batman pack and put preorders up at ebay ($30): Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film that defined Batman for the modern generation — pick up the new Batman Diamond Luxe Blu-ray and get a bonus Batman action figure! Made by NECA, Batman stands 7″ tall and features the likeness of Michael Keaton! The figure has over 25 points of articulation for great poses, plus removable cape, Batarang and Spear Gun accessories. In 1989, director Tim Burton breathed new life into one of the most complex and intriguing characters in…
  • Dark Ink Art To Release Jessica Print By Michael De Pippo On November 20, 2014

    Larry Fire
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Dark Ink Art will release this Who Framed Roger Rabbit inspired Jessica Rabbit print by Michael De Pippo, on November 20th, 2014. The silk screen print with metallic pink ink measures 18″ x 24″ and will be released in a signed limited edition of 250 costing $50. It’s available Thursday, November 20 around 10.30am PDT. Follow them on Twitter @DarkInkArt for the on sale announcement.
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    Go Metric

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

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

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

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

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

    Go Metric
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Friends engage in any number of activities when they get together. Some compare monocles. Others debate Night Ranger vs. Styx. We dig spinning punk rock records and talking about them. This is what it sounded like one afternoon in August...
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  • Watch: Little Boots, ‘Taste It’

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

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

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

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

    Tevin Christopher
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    A futuristic storm erupts in the form of an EDM & rap collaboration from this years GRAMMY’s Album of the Year artist, Daft Punk, and rap’s reigning king, JAY-Z. “Computerized” features synthesized strings, an orchestral ambiance and some ardent, vocoder-tweaked rap from JAY-Z. The collaboration is quite the surprise but relevant and much needed regarding technologies… The post Listen: Daft Punk, ‘Computerized’ (feat. JAY-Z) appeared first on
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  • VIDEO: Trending with M.I

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

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

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

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

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

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    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    “Just me and you… dinner for two.”  Get Grown.
  • Events: Wonder-Full ATL: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder by DJ Spinna: November 22 @ The Sound Table

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    21 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    Frolab & KeiStar Production Presents… Wonder-Full ATL A Tribute to Stevie Wonder A 4 Hour set by DJ Spinna (Brooklyn NYC) Spinning All Stevie, Exclusives, Covers, Samples & Rmx Opener set: DJ Jamad (Afromentals) Hosted by Cognito (Frolab) Saturday Nov 22nd 9pm-3am The Sound Table / Space Two 483 Edgewood Ave SE 21+ $10 Limited Advance tickets $15 Door Get Tickets Now:  Wonder-Full, an annual event dedicated to the great Stevie Wonder. Featuring Brooklyn NY native DJ Spinna, one of the world’s most respected DJ/Taste maker/Producer,…
  • Morning Inspiration: Fred Hammond – “This Is The Day”

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    21 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    Post by Grown Folks Music.
  • SuCh and Angela Johnson Live in Chicago at The Atrium Theater

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    20 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Growns in the CHI we’ve got one for you this week that’s sure to be a special night of music with SuCh on the heels of her new release “Trial and Error” and Angela Johnson fresh off her co-wrote Ghostface Killah’s debut single off ‘36 Seasons’ ft. Kandace Springs which is getting a lot of love . For ticket info head here. Check out the video of “Sugar Maple” from SuCh.
  • Troop on The TJMS November 21, 2014

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    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Post by Grown Folks Music.
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    Downtown Lobby

  • Action Bronson Books Observatory Show

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

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt is still going strong on his busy tour schedule and has just announced another local show taking place next month. We last saw him throw down a legit set at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival a few weeks back and now you can check him out on Tuesday, December 23rd at the Observatory in Santa Ana. Usually, whenever one of the OFWGKTA guys perform locally you can expect a few guests to come out.  Tickets for this show with Earl Sweatshirt at the Observatory are available to purchase online now through Ticketweb. Ticket prices have been set at $25.00 plus additional…
  • Travis To Play Silverlake Lounge?

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:47 pm
    We came across an interesting listing for a free Monday night residency at show. The Sunset Drifters will hold down the residency at Silverlake Lounge for the month but the opener for the December 8th show is what caught our attention. The schedule reads Travis and nothing else. No bio, no links and no photo to confirm if it’s really Travis the band or some dude named Travis. Other websites has included the band performing at the same bar but no further details. None of the social network sites for either of these two bands confirms the booking and the next gig that is listed for…
  • 2015 NYE Show & Party List

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:32 pm
    There are just way too many options on how you can ring in the new year. So we’re here to help with a handpicked list of parties and shows going on around Los Angeles. From the looks of it, everyone will have something up their alley. If more shows pop up that we think that you know about we’ll update. Rhondapolis - The Standard Downtown Rhondapolis was THE place to be last year with multiple stages, a stellar dance lineup and a 13 floors of full on debachuery. They’ll be going for round 2 this December 31st with all of the same goodness. The lineup has yet to be announced,…
  • Banks Books Observatory Show

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:20 pm
    The more local shows that we get from Banks the better, and since New Years Eve seems to be the popular choice right now the L.A. based singer-songwriter has decided to have her own party. This time she’s giving Orange County some love with a headlining show to close out the year at the Observatory in Santa Ana. On top of the show, you’ll also have some options for VIP and open bar to really party it up. This just adds yet another option of things to do come December 31st. Tickets for Banks at the Observatory will be going on sale starting on Friday, November 21st at 10am…
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    Music Consultant

  • Managing a Modern Rock Band

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

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

    Rick Goetz
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    This interview was originally published in September 2011.   Mathieu Santos is one of the founding members of and the bassist for the New York City-based orchestral-pop indie band Ra Ra Riot, signed to Barsuk Records. He and his fellow band members met in January 2006 during their last semester of college at Syracuse University. The band has since released several albums and EPs, toured throughout the country and has had their songs placed in film and television. Ra Ra Riot’s album The Orchard was nominated for an Independent Music Award in January, 2011. In August, Mat released his…
  • SoundCloud and Warner Music, New Music Industry and Big Machine News, November 9, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:34 am
    SoundCloud signed its first major label licensing deal with Warner Music. Also, music industry experts analyzed why the future of the music business rests on experimentation with new platforms and strategies. And Big Machine head Scott Borchetta indicated he might be in the market to sell the label.     Warner Music Strikes up a Deal with SoundCloud   Major music streaming service SoundCloud finally signed a licensing deal with major label Warner Music Group on Tuesday, reported the New York Times. SoundCloud has 175 monthly users, and Warner Music’s roster includes…
  • Composing for Film and Television

    Rick Goetz
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    This is Part I of a two-part interview originally published in November 2013. Christopher Tyng is a songwriter, composer, producer and the Founder of the Grow Music Project, a platform for independent artists and bands that allows them to record and produce their music at no cost to them, with no strings attached. Throughout his career, Chris has worked with many successful artists and has written music and songs for successful movies and TV series in Hollywood for the past 20 years. He has been a key member of the music team and the sole composer of the music scores on the television shows…
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    ClickitTicket Blog

  • Kenny Chesney Touring In 2015 And Merging With Jason Aldean

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

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

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

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

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    31 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Neil Diamond Returns To Alma Mater And The High Schools Of Other Famous Musicians Neil Diamond kicks off his 2015 North American tour on Feb. 27 in Allentown, Pennsylvania at the PPL Center.  During his 30-plus trek of the states and provinces, Diamond will perform at such venerated arenas as the Wells Fargo Center, TD Garden, Air Canada Centre, United Center, and the Hollywood Bowl. Those are some serious concert venues.  Yet, the most serious stage Diamond has graced as of late doesn’t don a corporate name or is operated by Live Nation.  In early October, Diamond…
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    Saxophone - Sax Station

  • How to Play Indiana Jones Theme (The Raiders March) by John Williams on Saxophone

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

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

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

    10 Nov 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Enter your name/email and a question. Seems like reading music could be a good topic for a new class. Related Posts:What are your questions about saxophone altissimo?What are your questions about bluesing out on saxophone?…What are your questions about chords?Interested in learning more about Saxophone Tribe?Survey About Classes
  • “Is it realistic, at my age, to think i can ever really become a respectable sax player (alto)?”

    10 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    Questions: I am 57 years old.  Been playing just a few years. Have made progress and can play songs between level 2 & 3. Playing: off and on, about 5 years Favorite saxophone player: Kirk Whalum Play about three time a week, roughly an hour.  Have not been faithful to practicing scales, although that seems more and more necessary and important for improvisation. Is it realistic, at my age, to think i can ever really become a respectable sax player (alto)? -Steve Neal: It’s not your age which will be the biggest limiting factor in your ability to play. Our brains do function in…
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    Live Fix

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ariana Grande previews ‘Santa Tell Me’ – her 2014 Christmas single

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    Ho ho ho! Ariana Grande really is after Mariah Carey’s career (the good first half) – here’s a snippet of her latest Christmas offering, ‘Santa Tell Me‘. Grande announced her 2014-Christmas single earlier: putting out a kewt Christmas song for u on nov 24th called Santa Tell Me! lil something for the holidays :) so excited #10DaysTilSantaTellMe — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 13, 2014 ‘Santa Tell Me’ follows her 2013 Christmas EP, Christmas Kisses, which featured two original tracks and two covers; ‘Last Christmas’ and…
  • Parody: Madonna vs Taylor Swift; is there a new queen in town?

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    Is there a new queen in town? Charlie Hides plays out what “might” have happened when Madonna saw the news about Taylor Swift’s new record. What makes a queen? And do you think anyone could ever steal Madonna’s crown?
  • Watch: Beyoncé premieres ‘7/11′ video (Platinum Edition bonus track)

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:25 am
    ‘7/11′, one of two new songs included on Beyoncé‘s Platinum Edition box set, is clearly unconcerned with pleasing the masses, so it should come as little surprise that the video appears to have been thrown together on an iPhone. Watching Bey kill time is briefly diverting but we hope her triumphant 2014 doesn’t result in a million more trap tracks and cheap vids. Beyoncé: Platinum Edition is a three disc box set containing 2 new tracks (‘Ring Off‘ being the other one), a handful of remixes and a live DVD. Not sure we need it in our Christmas…
  • Meghan Trainor – ‘Lips Are Movin’ (video)

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:16 am
    Kylie Minogue really needs to have a word with her security, as Meghan Trainor has clearly looted her KMO tour props. Just kidding. Check out Meghan in her new video ‘Lips Are Movin‘ where she makes good use of the lip couch and various other lip-shaped items. Meghan said about the song: “I mean, I wrote about this dude that I worked with at the company and I caught him lying, and I wrote about it in a song with my producer, because he was also [on it],” she explained the track’s inspiration to Ryan Seacrest. “And we wrote it in eight minutes, man. It was my love song…
  • Listen: Beyonce – Ring Off (full version)

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:59 pm
    And fresh off the back of ‘7/11‘, here we have a preview snippet for ‘Ring Off’, the other new song included on the re-issue of Beyonce‘s 2013 self-titled surprise album. This one’s clearly for mainstream radio, and we like the sound of this. But perhaps we’ll end up loving her trappy sibling more, once again.
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    Milky Tea Kid Music Blog

  • Aloft London Excel: Hudson Taylor Guitar Masterclass

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pedal to the Metal: Black Fast Charges Forward

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

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

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

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

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

  • Introducing The Whereabouts

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

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

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

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

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

  • Enter the OffBeat Archives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Watch 2014 Davis Cup Final Live : France Switzerlad Online Stream and Video Highlights

    Harvey Dyer
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:16 am
    Tennis fans can watch the 2014 Davis Cuo final between France and Switzerland. Live from Lille, watch the final 2 games with Roger Federer, Warinka, Gasquet, Monfils and Tsonga. Thanks to our links provided below, more information is available for Davis Cup fans to watch the 2014 finals live on the Internet or on TV. […] Read the full post at - Watch 2014 Davis Cup Final Live : France Switzerlad Online Stream and Video Highlights
  • Single Review: “Love Me No More” by Chris Brown featuring Kid Ink

    David Watt
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:32 am
    If you have listened to “Main Chick” and “Show Me” by Chris Brown and Kid Ink, you’d love “Love Me No More” by the same duo. This new collaboration by Chris Brown and Kid Ink has a much slower tempo from earlier collaborations but still it is worth listening. As of the future of this […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Love Me No More” by Chris Brown featuring Kid Ink
  • Single Review: “Gold Coins” by Charlie XCX

    Asif Mumtaz
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:11 am
    Charlie XCX is getting more and more excited and ‘interesting to watch’ as the date of her second album “Sucker” approaches. It is due in a month’s time and here we have one more single coming out of this album. The song is titled “Gold Coins” and it will be fifth track on the album. […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Gold Coins” by Charlie XCX
  • Single Review: “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift

    Asif Mumtaz
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:13 am
    Taylor Swift dropped a new video for track “Blank Space” last week. The video was released through Yahoo Screen and produced by Shellback and Max Martin and directed by Joseph Kahn. Taylor released the video through Yahoo and not VEVO which is probably something Swift wants to do next after ditching Spotify. Yahoo is rumored […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
  • Music app growth proves the popularity of the industry

    Harvey Dyer
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:06 am
    The music industry is undergoing a revolution. 10 years ago, CDs were popular with the listening public but now the music app looks set to overtake this trend. Music on the move With sales of 1 billion in 2012, smartphones are the most popular way for consumers to enjoy their music. The increased popularity of […] Read the full post at - Music app growth proves the popularity of the industry
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  • Cool Pic - Louie, Paul and the Duke

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

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

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

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

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

  • Let Megatrax Merry Your Christmas… With Sweet Prizes!

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

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

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

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

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Regarding local news it has been said, “The same things happen every day, just to different people.” Case in point – a glance at six local TV station news reports today includes these storylines: Good Samaritan, Plane Crash, Flu Epidemic on Rise, Home Invasion, Road Construction and Political Debate gets Heated. These storylines could be interchangeable on any given day from market to market. While news promotion has always been the main metric that a local station can tout, new technologies allowing viewers to watch what they want when they want on their mobile devices have introduced…
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    Lil Wayne Fansite | Weezy Blog

  • Producers Da Internz Say Lil Wayne Blessed Their Music On His “Tha Carter V” Album

    Danny M
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Da Internz, who are two producers that go by the names of Ernest “Tuo” Clark and Marcos “Kosine” Palacios, confirmed to SPIN that they have done work on Lil Wayne‘s forthcoming Tha Carter V album, which will be released on December 9th. Even though they don’t know when C5 will be out, Da Internz did say that Weezy F Baby blessed their beat and that they respect what Weezy and Cash Money Records have done for music as a whole. You can read what the producers said about Tha Carter V after the jump below. Click here to read what Da Internz said about working…
  • B.o.B Says Him Being Featured On Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” Album Is A “Strong Possibility”

    Danny M
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Back in June, we saw a photo of Lil Wayne in the studio working with B.o.B and Ashanti that had the caption “Greatness in the works”. Then last month, Weezy F Baby showed off a tentative tracklisting for his upcoming Tha Carter V album, due to drop on December 9th. On the tracklist, there was a song listed called “Brad Pitt” featuring B.o.B. In a recent interview with Rap-Up, which you can check out below, B.o.B would not confirm or deny if this collaboration was real, but he did say that there is “strong possibility” he has something coming out with Tune.
  • Toya Wright Discusses Reginae Carter Being Signed To Young Money & Working On Music With Lil Wayne

    Danny M
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    In part 3 of her interview with VladTV, Toya Wright speaks on her upcoming projects, which one of them includes managing her and Lil Wayne‘s daughter Reginae Carter in the music industry, as well as why Reginae left the pop group OMG Girlz. Toya Wright also discussed her daughter being signed to her father on Young Money and confirmed that they have been working on music together. You can watch the interview in the clip below and also watch the first and second parts of Toya‘s interview with Vlad here and here! It does look like Nae Nae will be featured on Tune‘s upcoming…
  • Producers Play-N-Skillz Discuss Lil Wayne & T-Pain’s “Got Money” Single

    Danny M
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Play-N-Skillz recently explained to XXL about how one of their favorite productions in hip-hop came about, which was Lil Wayne‘s “Got Money” single featuring T-Pain that can be found on Wayne‘s 2008 album, Tha Carter III. The producers mentioned that before Weezy F Baby got his hands on the beat, there was already a few other versions of the song that had different music artists on it, such as Pitbull, Plies, Fat Joe, and Capone-N-Noreaga. You can read the full story below! Are any of you Wayniacs still playing “Got Money” in 2014? Play: In my opinion,…
  • Lil Wayne Speaks On His Favorite Nicki Minaj Verse, Her “Anaconda” Video, “The Pinkprint” & More

    Danny M
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Complex chatted with Lil Wayne for a quick interview about his Young Money artist Nicki Minaj, which will appear in the December 2014/January 2015 issue of Complex magazine. Weezy F Baby spoke on Nicki‘s upcoming The Pinkprint album, how she has grown as an artist, his reaction to her “Anaconda” music video, his favorite verse of all time by her, why he is proud of her, and more. You can read the interview below. If you missed some behind the scenes photos from Minaj, Wayne, Drake, and Chris Brown‘s “Only” video shoot, you can check them out here! What are…
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  • Watch 2014 Davis Cup Final Live : France Switzerland Online Stream and Video Highlights

    Harvey Dyer
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    Tennis fans can watch the 2014 Davis Cuo final between France and Switzerland. Live from Lille, watch the final 2 games with Roger Federer, Warinka, Gasquet, Monfils and Tsonga. Thanks to our links provided below, more information is available for Davis Cup fans to watch the 2014 finals live on the Internet or on TV. […] Read the full post at - Watch 2014 Davis Cup Final Live : France Switzerland Online Stream and Video Highlights
  • Single Review: “Love Me No More” by Chris Brown featuring Kid Ink

    David Watt
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:32 am
    If you have listened to “Main Chick” and “Show Me” by Chris Brown and Kid Ink, you’d love “Love Me No More” by the same duo. This new collaboration by Chris Brown and Kid Ink has a much slower tempo from earlier collaborations but still it is worth listening. As of the future of this […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Love Me No More” by Chris Brown featuring Kid Ink
  • Single Review: “Gold Coins” by Charlie XCX

    Asif Mumtaz
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:11 am
    Charlie XCX is getting more and more excited and ‘interesting to watch’ as the date of her second album “Sucker” approaches. It is due in a month’s time and here we have one more single coming out of this album. The song is titled “Gold Coins” and it will be fifth track on the album. […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Gold Coins” by Charlie XCX
  • Single Review: “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift

    Asif Mumtaz
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:13 am
    Taylor Swift dropped a new video for track “Blank Space” last week. The video was released through Yahoo Screen and produced by Shellback and Max Martin and directed by Joseph Kahn. Taylor released the video through Yahoo and not VEVO which is probably something Swift wants to do next after ditching Spotify. Yahoo is rumored […] Read the full post at - Single Review: “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
  • Music app growth proves the popularity of the industry

    Harvey Dyer
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:06 am
    The music industry is undergoing a revolution. 10 years ago, CDs were popular with the listening public but now the music app looks set to overtake this trend. Music on the move With sales of 1 billion in 2012, smartphones are the most popular way for consumers to enjoy their music. The increased popularity of […] Read the full post at - Music app growth proves the popularity of the industry
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  • Here’s The Real Reason Facebook Is Making It Harder To Reach Your Audience

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

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

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

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

    David Andrew Wiebe
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    photo: I have been running a music marketing blog and podcast for roughly five years, but over a year ago in September 2014, I started moving away from general music marketing and into a niche called music entrepreneurship. Though it is becoming a more recognized topic in the education system, it is still relatively new […] The post 9 Steps To Setting Up Your Music Career Like A Business appeared first on Musicgoat.
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  • US Music Industry Revenue Breakdown, H1 2014 [CHART]

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

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

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

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

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

    Ryan Minic
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    Circa Survive’s new album Descensus comes out next weekIt’s their fifth studio album and a follow-up to 2012’s Violent Waves. Right now the band is on a fall tour with Title Fight and Tera Melos. After Thanksgiving they’ll embark on the second leg of the trek with Title Fight and Pianos Become The Teeth. Here’s a stream of the album in full. Descensus comes out on November 24th via Sumerian. Circa Survive tour dates: w/ Title Fight & Tera Melos Nov 21 Murray, UT @ Murray Theater Nov 23 Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market Nov 24 Portland, OR @ Wonder…
  • 19 Seconds of New LETLIVE May Just Make Your Day

    Ryan Minic
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Next year may be your year if you’re into Letlive. The band looks to be working on material for their next studio album, a follow up to 2013’s The Blackest Beautiful. Curious for a taste? Sink your teeth into this small sample of a new song. If you want to catch them on the road, they’ll be out supporting Taking Back Sunday on a huge winter/spring tour next year. We’ll keep you posted on what’s to come. Letlive tour dates w/ Taking Back Sunday: Feb 18 New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre Feb 19 Houston, TX @ House of Blues Feb 20 Austin, TX @ Emo’s Feb 21 Dallas,…
  • XTRMST to Make their Live Debut in Los Angeles

    Ryan Minic
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Lots of buzz has been happening around XTRMST, the new straight edge hardcore band featuring AFI vocalist Davey Havok and guitarist Jade Puget. They just released their self-titled debut album on Steve Aoki’s DIM MAK label, and they’re playing their first show ever in early 2015. The band will take the stage for the first time on January 29th at the Roxy in Los Angeles. Tickets for that go on sale tomorrow, November 21st at 10AM PST.
  • ’68’s New Video Will Make You 69

    Ryan Minic
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Well…it’ll at least get you in the mood. The new band of former The Chariot frontman Josh Scogin looks like they’ll be staying pretty busy for the upcoming months. Their debut album In Humor and Sadness came out this year and they’ll be supporting it on the road for the foreseeable future. Tomorrow the band will join Anberlin on a string of their farewell shows, then they’ll head to Europe to do a trek with Trophy Scars. After the New Year they’ll be joining Stick To Your Guns on their massive North American tour. Here’s ’68’s new video…
  • Listen to PERIPHERY’s New Track “The Scourge”

    Ryan Minic
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    It’s the first song released from their upcoming albums Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega. Periphery will be putting out their highly anticipated follow-up to their 2012 record Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal. And it comes out in January. Here’s a new track called “The Scourge.” Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega will be released on January 27th viaSumerian Records.
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    Obsessed Magazine » Music

  • LISTEN: “Innocence” by Electric Youth

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

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

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

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

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

  • Choirs and copyright: a beginner’s guide for the bewildered

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

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

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

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Trying to increase your vocal range? Want to develop a richer tone to your voice? Puzzling over voice placement and timbre?photo by The-Serene-MageBefore you rush off to find a singing teacher, try being playful with your voice for fun.singing lessons – are they right for you?Many years ago I went for singing lessons. I thought it would help me sing better. But much of the time I came away puzzled by exactly what the singing teacher was trying to get at.Maybe I’d found a bad singing teacher, but I think it’s because I wasn’t yet ready for singing lessons (see also Do you need singing…
  • Is one of your choir sections thin on the ground? 10 ways to find more singers to fill the gaps

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Many of us are in choirs where a particular section needs bolstering. In my case it’s a lack of altos, for others it might be too few tenors.Here are 10 ideas for beefing up a particular voice part.Before you go to the trouble of trying to find singers from outside your choir, you might find that the people you want are right under your nose.1. recruit from withinDo a range test for the whole choir. You can make this a fun journey of discovery. I did it once and a soprano discovered that she had an amazing tenor voice, and one of the tenor women found she could singer higher than any of the…
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    The Blue Walrus

  • Remixed and reworked – Duologue, NYPC, Lorde, All We Are, and Years & Years

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

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

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

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

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Hackney’s Nao has been working as a musician with those such as Kwabs, but this year she stepped into the foreground as a singer-songwriter, with nationwide support slots for Little Dragon. Featuring production from brother-of-Jai, A.K. Paul (yet vocals that sound, mysteriously, so much like those on Jai Paul’s own output?) So Good, the title track of her debut EP, sees Nao developing her seductive wheeze from earlier release ‘Back Porch’, while ‘Good Girl’ glitters with layers of vocals interspersed with mechanical beats. Introducing: Nao was originally published on The…
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  • Musical Instrument Gifts for Kids - what to buy for 2-3 year-olds

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

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

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

    Jim Burger
    3 Oct 2012 | 4:41 am
    Was Neil Young's new autobiography just a marketing ploy to get people to pay attention to his new digital music player? Whether or not that's the case, Mr. Young has strategically timed his announcement of his new "Pono" player to coincide with his increased publicity. The new player is even mentioned in his book, Waging Heavy peace, where he boasts that it will "save the sound of music". He was apparently in conversations with Steve Jobs and has even lined up support from some top-rank artists and industry heavyweights. Nonetheless, it's hard to believe that someone like Neil Young will be…
  • Fender Aims to Stay Plugged In Amid Changing Music Trends -

    Jim Burger
    1 Oct 2012 | 9:14 am
    We mentioned a bit about Fender's IPO that got pulled at the last minute a few months ago. Now the company's troubles have become so tough that it's reached the hallowed pages of the New York Times! Check out this interesting article about the challenges facing the world's #1 electric guitar maker. Aside from the general fact of a shrinking industry, it looks like some Wall Street fat cats and industry execs managed to get involved and make things more difficult than they needed to be. We've always been rooting for Fender, so lets hope that they pull through this tough stretch. To my mind,…
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    Feast of Music

  • "Aida" at the Metropolitan Opera

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

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

    Steven Pisano
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    by Steven Pisano Photo by Steven Pisano On Sunday evening, the good citizens of Bleecker Street were invaded by common street thugs, con artists, beggars, murderers, and whores from New Jersey. They hob-nobbed with criminal intent in a dark underground club. Liquor flowed freely at a bar in the back. The police were called, and the charming gangleader was sent to jail. But at the end of the night, the Village was safe again, and the riffraff had fled back across the river. No, this wasn't an episode of The Sopranos. It was Rutgers Opera's production of The Threepenny…
  • Q2 Spaces Visits Composers' Cribs

    Peter Matthews
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    I'm starting to think that - unconditional hero-worship aside - composers are the most generous artists we have. I mean, would you let a complete stranger into your apartment? Apparently, that's no big deal for ten composers, who have allowed cameras from WQXR into their living quarters - most of which double as their work studios - over the past year-and-a-half to film segments for the ongoing video series Q2 Spaces. Suffice to say, these guys keep much cleaner house than Beethoven ever did, but what's really of interest is how each space reflects its owner's…
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    Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More

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

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

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

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

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

    Kenal Louis
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Introduction To The Event Where do I begin? On September 14th of 2014 I hosted my first and largest solo art exhibition. It was a success for me as a creative person and I believe for the community I reside in. On August 9th of 2013 I moved into the... The post Thankfulness and Gratitude For Supporting My Vision appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
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    Kayla Bell
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am “The Mission” video by Tory Lanez Tory Lanez is an emerging hip-hop artist out of Toronto, Canada. With striking similarities to his Canadian brethren at OVO (Drake and PartyNextDoor), the 22-year old is definitely a promising artist to watch for. Not only can he spit hard bars on the mic, he can also hold a note when crooning the ladies, too. He has a smooth r&b driven sound but levels it out with his hardcore rapping style. Tory recently released his new Lost Cause mixtape, which you can download on, and wrapped up his 11-city Lost Cause tour…
  • Pitch Perfect 2 Releases A Trailer

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

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

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

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

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

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

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    As the snow starts falling on Toronto, and has been covering the rest of the country since about August, Canadian indie rock band Rah Rah have just the aptly named song for you. Thankfully, the song isn’t as wordy as that terrible intro sentence. The band return with Good Winter, which is off of the […]
  • Listen! Clanch – Autumn

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    It’s Monday (unless you’re from the future, when we convert to some bizzaro new system). If you’re in need of a musical pick me up, then you’ve come to the right place. We have some lovely synth, a nice backing beat, a happy vibe, and some smooth vocals that pull everything together nicely. The act […]
  • Weekend Music – Rhythm & Blues Edition

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    …so named, because of this playlist of amazing R&B edits by Chicago’s Leonard Part Sixx – AKA “The Underdog Edits” Also-rans: 1. NYC’s Brenmar remixing ASTR’s Blue Hawaii 2. Some primo thumping bass from Bulgaria’s Sluggers. 3. Penguin Prison – a remix of Vérité’s “Weekend” 4. Drum ‘n’ Bass! It’s been a while… and it […]
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    Death and Taxes » Music

  • Bono takes back apology for putting new album on everyone’s iCloud

    Alex Moore
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Last month Bono issued an apology for putting U2′s new album “Songs of Innocence” on everyone’s iCloud account. Speaking to fans in a video for a Facebook Q&A, Bono chalked the intrusion up to a “drop of megalomania, a dash of self-promotion.”But after a month that’s seen him injured in a bicycle crash and seen the door fall off his jet mid-flight, Bono is taking back the apology.“I’m already working on the apology… for the apology,” he tells Mojo Magazine. “Because I’m very proud of what we did. It’s one of the proudest moments in…
  • YAARROHS premiere new single, ‘Wrestle’

    Alexander Rubin
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Let’s face it: none of us anticipated the nipple-frosting blast of winter that Mother Nature hoisted at us this week. For most Americans all this entailed was layering up and thawing out while others went the extra mile, braving chilly conditions to dig out football stadiums, liberate Doritos, or make Cosby rape-accusations. The bottom line is, it’s cold as fuck & all of us were caught off guard. Well, all of us except for recording artist YAARROHS.Like a frigid gust of snowy dust across some vast arctic glacier,…
  • Billboard officially adding streams and digital sales to charts

    Joel Freimark
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s been a long time coming, but Billboard is finally catching up with the times, announcing that they’re officially adding streaming plays and digital sales to their iconic chart rankings. Beginning with the week of December 3, the shift is their first major change since they added SoundScan data to rankings in 1991.In short, this will completely transform the charting system from being based purely on sales to one that accounts for the other areas where music fans consume music. The Billboard 200 tracks the top 200 albums in terms of sales from week to week, and this shift in…
  • Real Housewife lady’s daughter would like you to give her some money for her music video, please

    Robyn Pennacchia
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Earlier this year, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Theresa and Joe Giudice plead guilty to a number of crimes, including tax evasion, bankruptcy fraud and a bunch of other kinds of fraud. Said fraud netted them millions of American dollars, but also resulted in them being sent to jail.In case you’re only about as caught up on the “Real Housewives” as I am, Theresa is the table-flipping one. I could not be more proud to share an ethnicity with these people, I tell ya.Anyway, while all this is going on–Theresa’s about to get hauled off to prison…
  • Go inside ‘The London Sessions’ with Mary J. Blige

    Alex Moore
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Mary J. Blige recorded her new album “The London Sessions” in 20 days with producers Disclosure and collaborator Sam Smith, among others. To celebrate, she’s launched the 20/20 project, a microsite where she’s unleashing new videos and goodies from the album sessions every day in the lead-up to the December 2 release. Check out recent rarities at VIBE and Idolator, and check out a behind-the-scenes look at her in-studio process during the sessions below.
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    Unshredded Magazine

  • Anselm Kiefer: Poetry, alchemy and flame-throwers

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

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

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

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    AN exhibition showcasing Rhodian archaeology through the ages is due to run at the Louvre Museum in Paris from 14th November 2014 – 10th February 2015, shedding light on the vibrant history of this stunning Grecian region. Previously home of the Colossus – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World — Rhodes is famed for its rich archaeological and cultural treasures. The exhibition at the Louvre, entitled ‘Rhodes: A Greek Island and Gateway to the East’, brings together artifacts that have previously been scattered in museums across the world, from Copenhagen Museum to the…
  • The Road to Elysium

    3 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    THE forthcoming exhibition, ‘The Road to Elysium’ will showcase contemporary photography of the highest international caliber. For their second exhibition, Heist have curated a show where most of the pictures are mirages, telling stories conjured directly from an imagination of a post- apocalyptic world in the distant future. Each work tells its own arcadian tale through fairytale sets and arresting visions. Heist is a new gallery dedicated to showcasing established and up-and-coming photographers from around the world. Situated in a luxurious domestic residence, Heist bills…
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    Highlanda Sound System High Quality Reggae Music

  • Brand New Album from Norris Man, “REAL”

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

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

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

    kahlil wonda
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Recordings selected and mixed in this episode are by female singers, mostly from the magical golden age of reggae and rocksteady, the finest years of the genre. You will hear a great deal of songs from dominant labels of the period, Studio One and Trojan Records as well as the reigning prolific artists Phyllis Dillon andMarcia Griffiths among others. Certainly a unique listening experience, please enjoy this musical treat and keep your feedback coming in to Thank you very much for your listenership. One love!
  • Reggae Singer Jah9 Releases ‘Avocado’ (Exclusive Music Video)

    kahlil wonda
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Reggae Singer Jah9 Finds Inspiration at Breakfast in ‘Avocado’ See the Wall Street Journal debut of Avocado. Related articles Canada to get first national Caribbean television station Virgin Islands Musical Duo ‘Rock City’ Signs Deal – Check out New Video ‘I’m That’ Ft. 2Chainz Barbados-born Doug E. Fresh Gives Tearful Acceptance Speech Machel Montano, Ziggy Marley and Shaggy Nominated for Soul Train Award Pitbull and Carlos Santana to Share the Latin Grammy Stage at Milestone 15th Anniversary Telecast St. Croix Gets Set For November Bridal Symposium…
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    After The Show

  • Interview: Suny Lyons

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

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

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    “Fiery Crash” by Andrew Bird from Daytrotter Sessions:
  • Alvvays Tour

    15 Nov 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Alvvays are back playing shows in the US (they hit The Echo on Friday November 28th). Here are two recent videos of “Atop A Cake” and “Ones Who Love You” from the band’s 11/11/14 show in Washington, D.C. —
  • Nina Nastasia

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:21 pm
    This version of “Underground” by Nina Nastasia is live and acoustic, and it has a more sparse (sans drums), haunting feel to it than the original:
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  • Finally Chris Hemsworth is Sexiest Man for 2014!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Song of the Day

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

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

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

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Bobby 'Boris' Pickett - Monster MashIts Halloween, so there can only be one song of the day - it's Monster Mash by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt Kicker 5.  Actually a number one hit in 1962, that's Leon Russell in the backing group. Doo wop, before Little Shop of Horrors (as a musical), with Bobby doing his best Boris Karloff imitation.  Hey baby, care for a jolt from my electrode?Want some more?  How about Science Fiction Double Feature from the Rocky Horror Picture Show?
  • Song of the Day

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Julieta Venegas - Casa AbandonadaToday's Song of the Day is from Julieta Venegas - Casa Abandonada (Abandoned House).  From 2000's Bueninvento, I found this record on a list of top 10 Latin rock records from Rolling Stone magazine.  Here, Venegas is a alternative rocker, before she moved more main stream later in her career, to great success. Below are two versions of this song - the first is a live version from 2009, where she accompanies herself only on piano - she makes some mistakes, but personally I like this version better than that on her album, where she plays the accordion,…
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    GOT A UKULELE - Ukulele blog for the beginner

  • A Trip To UK Ukulele Luthier Rob Collins at Tinguitar

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

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

    Barry Maz
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:53 am
    Been keeping an eye on the Luthier Skills of Jake Maclay at Hive Ukuleles for some time, but not really had the chance to hear one.Cue Hawaii Music Supply and Corey Fujimoto giving one a whirl - how nice is this?? Hive - Spruce Rosewood from Hawaii Music Supply on Vimeo.Well done Jake - super ukulele.If you want to know more about Hive ukes - take a visit to http://www.hiveukuleles.comcopyright Barry Maz and Got A Ukulele
  • Kala KA-RES-CHR Tenor Resonator Ukulele REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    I have not reviewed a resonator ukulele before despite having played a fair few, so thanks to Kala and Omega Music for loaning me the Kala KA-RES-CHR Tenor resonator!I must say from the off that I find the world of resonator ukes a little odd. Not only do I prefer steel strings on resonators (i.e. guitars, played with slide), but the range of uke resos is really a bit split. On the one hand you have the lower priced models at around £200 to £300, and then you have a pretty large leap to get to the higher end models from the likes of National and Beltona. There is pretty much nothing in the…
  • Kala Uke Crazy Alligator Hard Tenor Case - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    I've not done a great deal of reviewing of ukulele cases, but perhaps that is because I find that they are much of a muchness. Then the other week I took delivery of a ukulele from Kala for review and it arrived in a rather pretty looking hard case. I checked with them as to whether this came with the uke, but they advised that they used it for safe shipping, and that the case was available separately. So here we have a Kala 'Uke Crazy' brand hard shell case for a tenor uke in faux alligator skin finish (no gators were harmed in the making of this case!).It just screamed at me because...
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    Spanglish Noise

  • Danny Fornaris – A Mi Tambien

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

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

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

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

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

  • Teen identified in Rancho Cordova train collision

    Randy Miramontez
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – A 16-year-old teenager has been identified as the person struck and killed by a Regional Transit train on Tuesday in Rancho Cordova. According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, the body has been identified as 16-year-old Craig Austin Taylor, of Sacramento. Taylor was the second person in less than a week who was struck and killed by a light-rail train in the area. According to Regional Transit authorities, video surveillance footage showed the teen lying down on the tracks just east of the Mather Field Station before the collision. Last Thursday, 15-year-old Mariah…
  • Body found during welfare check identified

    Randy Miramontez
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    Area of homeGoogle Maps SACRAMENTO, CA – The man found dead at his home in Sacramento on Monday has been identified. According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, 77-year-old Leo Curry belonged to the body discovered inside a home on the 4000 block of Shining Star Drive Monday afternoon just after 1 p.m. Police were called out to the home to perform a welfare check on Monday afternoon. When officers arrived they discovered Curry’s body inside the home, in what police are calling a suspicious death. Due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, homicide detectives were…
  • Bicyclist shot in West Sacramento

    Randy Miramontez
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:08 pm
    WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – West Sacramento Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday morning involving a bicyclist. According to police, at approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday, a 42-year-old man riding a bicycle in the area of Proctor and Sycamore Avenues was struck multiple times by gunfire. Apparently he was riding on the side of the road when a man pulled up and shot the him multiple times. The man survived the shooting. No other details were available. Anybody with information is asked to call the West Sacramento Police Department’s Dispatch at (916) 372-3375 or the Crime Tip…
  • Pedestrian struck and killed by light-rail

    Randy Miramontez
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – A second person in less than a week was struck and killed by a light-rail train Tuesday morning. According to Sacramento Metropolitan Fire, firefighters responded Tuesday morning to the tracks along Folsom Boulevard, near Mather Field Road, after an eastbound train struck a pedestrian. No other details were available. Read: Teen killed by Regional Transit train Last Thursday, 15-year-old Mariah Burgess was killed near Coloma Road and Folsom Boulevard, about 200 yards away from today’s tragic accident. The post Pedestrian struck and killed by light-rail appeared first…
  • 2 women arrested in stabbing death

    Randy Miramontez
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Taiish Immonique SimonCredit: Sacramento County Sheriff Monica NjokuCredit: Sacramento County Sheriff SACRAMENTO, CA – Two women have been arrested for the Sunday stabbing death of a man in Sacramento. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Detectives arrested 44-year-old Monica Njoku and 38-year-old Taiish Immonique Simon in connection with the death of a 35-year-old male that happened Sunday evening. Njoku and Simon were booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on Monday for homicide charges relating to the incident. Detectives are still searching for a…
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    Bnovamusic | The Home of Bossa Nova

  • Interview with Rozina Pátkai

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

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

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

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

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

  • #Clubbangers vol1 - @djintheorious

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

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

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

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

    DJ Intheorious
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Hiphop Bashment AFrobeats Mix for Cookies and Cream Milton Keynes Saturday night. Cookies & Cream, 3 Savoy Crescent MK9 3PU Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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  • Stream the Title Track From AC/DC’s ‘Rock or Bust’

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

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

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

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:46 am
    10 – ‘Money, Money, Money’ – (ABBA / 1976) ‘I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay Ain’t it sad And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me That’s too bad In my dreams I have a plan If I got me [&hellip
  • Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dies Aged 71

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Jack Bruce, died on Saturday at his home in Suffolk, England. He was 71. His family announced the death on his website. A spokesman said the cause was liver disease. Bruce became famous in the 1960s as the bassist and lead vocalist for the rock group Cream, teamed with the guitarist Eric Clapton and Ginger [&hellip
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  • Tommy Swisher x Turls – Fuck The City Up (Prod. by Brandon Thomas)

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:49 am
    Up and coming Atlanta rapper Tommy Swisher is putting his stamp on music here in the south. With Tommy’s buzz growing, he continues to drop new music proving he is ready for the challenge of being next up. Tommy Swisher has linked with Turls and producer Brandon Thomas for this new single entitled “Fuck The City Up”. Check out the single below.
  • Adidas Crazy 8 Jeremy Lin “Lakers” (Photos)

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:32 am
    The Los Angeles Lakers are not having the season many Lakers fans are wanting to see but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. As the Lakers continue to gel and look to rack up more wins, Adidas is preparing to release the Adidas Crazy 8 Jeremy Lin “Lakers”. The original Adidas Crazy 8 was released in 1998 worn by Jeremy Lin’s teammate Kobe Bryant and now Jeremy Lin will try him hand at it. Check out the image above and be on the look out for the Adidas Crazy 8 Jeremy Lin “Lakers” coming to a store near you soon.
  • Taylor J – Everything Aint For Everybody (Video) (Dir. by Dontell Antonio)

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:23 am
    Minnesota hip-hop artist Taylor will release his upcoming project “Central Ave” in January 2015 and today his has released the first video from the project entitled “Everything Aint For Everybody”. Check out Taylor J’s new video which was directed by Dontell Antonio and stay tuned to HHS1987 for more from Taylor J.
  • World’s Tallest Roller Coaster Being Constructed In Orlando, Florida (Video)

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    In 2017 Orlando, Florida will officially be home to the world’s tallest roller coaster, The Skyscraper. Construction on the 570 feet high thrill ride will begin next year on International Drive. US Thrill Rides founder Bill Kitchen said, “The unique design of the coaster means more incredible, heart-pounding inside and outside loops, dives, spirals, and inversions in a vertical area than riders have ever before experienced,” about the ride that travels at 65 miles per hour. Currently Kingda Ka in Six Flags: Great Adventure in NJ holds the tallest title standing at 456 feet…
  • DC Goons Address Allegedly Stealing Migos Rapper Quavo’s Chain (Video)

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Recently, Quavo (one-third of ATL rap group Migos) had his chain snatched while partying in Washington, DC at Stadium Club. The rapper was allegedly robbed and beaten up by Legg Team (Pablo, Donno and Splee), known affiliates of District native Fat Trel. Speculations that Trel’s close relationship with Chief Keef and his GBE click have lead the general public to believe foul play was involved, though the MMG recording artist has already went on record to publicly declared he nor his SluttyBoyz collective took part in the fiasco. The beef between Migos and GBE has been brewing for a…
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    The Record Stache

  • Catching Flies – Quiet Nights

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

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

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

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

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

  • Butch Walker. 21+

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:54 am
    Butch Walker has announced his highly anticipated seventh full-length album Afraid Of Ghosts, out February 3 via Lojinx in Europe (on Dangerbird in the US). With his remarkably diverse resume that includes everything from guitar god to GRAMMY and CMA nominated producer, Walker’s new LP shows both skill and tenderness. The production was helmed by Ryan Adams at his PAX AM Studios in LA along with friends & special guests Johnny Depp and Bob Mould. With gritty hints of folk, pop and rock, Afraid Of Ghosts weaves a journey through life, love, death and everything in between. The album…
  • Best of Amazing Tunes No. 23 Charlie Cunningham

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Each week our very own Nick Kavanagh delves into Amazing Radio’s ‘Amazing Tunes’ vault to find and profile one new track or artist. Charlie Cunningham is a singer songwriter from Bedfordshire and now based in Oxford. Lights Off is from the EP ‘Outside Things’ which is out now. Wondrous guitar playing and beautifully crafted songs – we’re going to hear a lot more of him. Visit Charlie on Amazing Tunes.. Outside Things EP by Charlie Cunningham
  • Episode 108. Lost On Radio

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Lost On Radio is a weekly showcase of incredible new, undiscovered, and under appreciated music from around the world. The show is curated and presented by Mark Knight, the founder of Right Chord Music. Lost On Radio aims to showcase incredible artists that have been overlooked by radio, or pushed to the late night fringes. Since it started, Lost On Radio has attracted listeners from over 80 different countries. Listen back to all previous episodes by clicking the menu button on the player below, or subscribe and listen via iTunes to access visual chapters. Lost On Radio is now broadcast…
  • First Signs Of Love No. 130 KASHKA

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Kat Burns, aka KASHKA is celebrating the one year anniversary of her excellent electro album ‘Bound’ by releasing an acoustic EP of select tracks. Although it was new track ‘Salmon Arms’ which initially caught our attention. The simple acoustic arrangement and cut through vocals are bewitching, and provide an easy and enticing gateway to the rest of the EP.  This five track EP is captivating from start to finish. With three of the five tracks lasting less than three minutes you’ll find yourself hitting repeat to prolong the escapism. The soft piano and beautiful…
  • Band of The Week. Accents

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Residing in New York State capital Albany, is a trio making highly profound indie-folk music. Originally a two-piece internet project, Accents soon gained three extra musicians and came out from behind their computer screens. Since the release of their second album, the band transformed into a three-piece. The complex journey to finding themselves has helped the band create music that is conscious and sincere. With a new confidence and plenty of critical acclaim under their belts, Accents are primed for their next adventure. Small Tales by Accents The band’s penultimate release ‘Tall…
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    Weekly Music Commentary

  • The Blues: Up Close and Personal

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mixer To The Stars Dave Pensado On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

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

    Bobby Owsinski
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Here's a great example of an extraordinary voice as we listen to Brad Delp's isolated vocals on Boston's breakout hit "More Than A Feeling." Although it's pretty commonplace for a singer to do all the vocals on a song now, it wasn't always that way, so you can consider Brad a trailblazer in that regard as he performed all the vocals here. Here's what to listen for.1. The lead vocals are doubled and they're very close except for the first verse, which is a bit loose. Producer/writer Tom Scholz is a noted stickler for detail so it seems to reason that they was left this way on purpose.2. The…
  • Time-lapse Nashville Tracking Session Setup

    Bobby Owsinski
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Here's a cool video that shows my buddy, Pro Audio Review editor and great engineer Lynn Fuston as his team and the session musicians set up for recording at Playground Recording in Nashville.This is a small session by Nashville standards in that there's only a basic rhythm section, not the normal 8 or 9 players that usually play simultaneously on a basic track in that city. Watch for a description of the gear being used scroll by at the bottom of the screen. Help support this blog. Any purchases made through our Amazon links help support this website with no cost to you.
  • The Groove Versus The Pocket

    Bobby Owsinski
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    We hear the terms "groove" and "pocket" a lot in music, but what do they really mean? Here's an excerpt from my Music Producer's Handbook that outlines exactly what a groove and pocket are, and more importantly, how to find them."All good music, regardless of whether it’s rock, jazz, classical, hip hop or some new space music that we haven’t heard yet, has a strong groove. You always hear about “the groove”, but what is it?The Groove Is The Pulse Of The SongAnd How The Instruments Dynamically Breathe With It.To your audience, the groove is an enjoyable rhythm that makes even the…
  • The 20 All-Time Catchiest Songs

    Bobby Owsinski
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    A year-long survey by the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester has revealed what they consider to be the top 20 most catchiest songs.There are two interesting things about the list: first of all, most songs are at least 20 years old and some more than 50. Secondly, even though the list comes from the UK, most of the artists are not from there. Also, Elvis, Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson all placed more than one song.So here we go with the top 20 catchiest songs of all time:Spice Girls - Wannabe: 2.29 secondsLou Bega - Mambo No 5: 2.48 secondsSurvivor - Eye of the Tiger: 2.62…
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    The HoodStash | Downloads daily

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • ABBA--Waterloo (1974)

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

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

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

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

    Cas Countz
    6 Dec 2013 | 8:36 am
         A funny thing has happened to the Omnibus over the last two months...     In September of this year, I put the Omnibus aside for some time. We had moved to Southern Mississippi to assist with the care of my wife's mother. My desire was to continue teaching piano to children, which was what I had been doing in Nashville. For whatever reasons, I miscalculated my ability to quickly grow the same business down here, and found myself in the unenviable position of looking for work. The radio show was the first to go, and then about a month later it was…
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  • NEAT- I Don't Want To Be Your Dad (Video)

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

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

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

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

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Two years after their self-titled debut on Don Giovanni Records, California X delivers Nights in the Dark, once again bearing the imprint of sound engineer Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, Speedy Ortiz). The guitar-drenched sound of their debut finds solace in a heavy, lush, and melodic home with the addition of Zack Brower on guitar and Cole Lanier on drums. Amongst songs furnished with prominent guitar leads and power pop hooks, California X offers a moodier, more textured, but instinctively catchy experience. Nights shows off a musical and lyrical maturity for the band, exploring ideas of…
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    Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • Episode 62 - Joan Armatrading

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

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

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

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

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

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    ‘All Mine’ is the second track to be released by Mancunian newcomers Man Made after their infectious debut ‘TV Broke My Brain’ was released in the summer, and they continue to impress. Led by Johnny Marr’s son Niall, the band have been highly touted in recent months with extensive coverage across Radio1, 6Music and XFM, and with that Man Made have announced a host of shows to cap off what’s been a breakthrough year for them. Check out their December dates below: December 02 Sheffield, House Party 03 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s 04 York, Fibbers 06 Stoke, Sugarmill 09 London, The…
  • NEW: Coasts – ‘Lions’

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    The final track to be taken from Coasts forthcoming ‘A Rush of Blood EP’ is ’Lions’ and it makes for a more toned down affair to the stadium sized fillers we’ve become accustomed to hearing from them. This glorified ballad was originally released as single back in 2012; but the Bristol quintet have dusted it off, re-recorded it and ’Lions’ is now back with a new leash-of-life. Take a listen below: ‘A Rush of Blood’ is out on December 1 via Tidal Recordings. By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • ITJYM free Gig Shindig guide: November 21-30

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:32 pm
    In the Capital, the icy winds of winter don’t keep us inside. All the same, frolicking in the streets is approached with a little more thought than in the summer, and most of us are trying to keep our pennies warm in our pockets in anticipation of the party-packed festive season, but we’re in the best place ever to discover the wonders that occur underneath those tightly packed city streets…. Free Gig Shindig is ITJYM’s guided tour through London’s most exciting free music events – as we roll through the remainder of November, take a sneak peek and see if anything…
  • Listen: New Arcades – ‘Wherever You Are’

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:17 am
    London duo New Arcades are brand new to us; but with 15-plus tracks on their Soundcloud, they’ve been around for a while now. Our first introduction comes courtesy of their brand new single ‘Wherever You Are’ – filled with washed out synths and nostalgic 80’s touches; the track gives off a radiant amount of feel good vibes which makes it hard not to like. Take a listen to - ‘Wherever You Are’ below:   By Michael Jamison
  • The Sundowners return with ‘Into The Light’

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:19 am
    We haven’t heard much from The Sundowners for a while as they’ve been busy gearing up for their forthcoming debut self-titled LP. But we’ve now have a small glimpse of what to expect, with the release of its lead single ‘Into The Light’. ‘Into The Light’ sees the Wirral quintet at their sultry best; as they combine psych-infested melodies with certain elements of folk; the result being one blissful piece of free-flowing pop… Take a listen and check out the visuals below: ‘Into The Light’ is released on Monday December 8th 2014. By Michael Jamison…
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    Weekly Podcast

  • Austin Tweddle - Blueprints

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

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

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

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Hi. My name is Ivan Beletsky. Our name is Voda-i-Ryba (Fish-and-water), we play indie/avant-rock music and live in Saint Petersberg (Russia). Here The post America appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
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  • Listen: Man Made unveil new track ‘All Mine’

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    ‘All Mine’ is the second track to be released by Mancunian newcomers Man Made after their infectious debut ‘TV Broke My Brain’ was released in the summer, and they continue to impress. Led by Johnny Marr’s son Niall, the band have been highly touted in recent months with extensive coverage across Radio1, 6Music and XFM, and with that Man Made have announced a host of shows to cap off what’s been a breakthrough year for them. Check out their December dates below: December 02 Sheffield, House Party 03 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s 04 York, Fibbers 06 Stoke, Sugarmill 09 London, The…
  • NEW: Coasts – ‘Lions’

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    The final track to be taken from Coasts forthcoming ‘A Rush of Blood EP’ is ’Lions’ and it makes for a more toned down affair to the stadium sized fillers we’ve become accustomed to hearing from them. This glorified ballad was originally released as single back in 2012; but the Bristol quintet have dusted it off, re-recorded it and ’Lions’ is now back with a new leash-of-life. Take a listen below: ‘A Rush of Blood’ is out on December 1 via Tidal Recordings. By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • ITJYM free Gig Shindig guide: November 21-30

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:32 pm
    In the Capital, the icy winds of winter don’t keep us inside. All the same, frolicking in the streets is approached with a little more thought than in the summer, and most of us are trying to keep our pennies warm in our pockets in anticipation of the party-packed festive season, but we’re in the best place ever to discover the wonders that occur underneath those tightly packed city streets…. Free Gig Shindig is ITJYM’s guided tour through London’s most exciting free music events – as we roll through the remainder of November, take a sneak peek and see if anything…
  • Listen: New Arcades – ‘Wherever You Are’

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:17 am
    London duo New Arcades are brand new to us; but with 15-plus tracks on their Soundcloud, they’ve been around for a while now. Our first introduction comes courtesy of their brand new single ‘Wherever You Are’ – filled with washed out synths and nostalgic 80’s touches; the track gives off a radiant amount of feel good vibes which makes it hard not to like. Take a listen to - ‘Wherever You Are’ below:   By Michael Jamison
  • The Sundowners return with ‘Into The Light’

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:19 am
    We haven’t heard much from The Sundowners for a while as they’ve been busy gearing up for their forthcoming debut self-titled LP. But we’ve now have a small glimpse of what to expect, with the release of its lead single ‘Into The Light’. ‘Into The Light’ sees the Wirral quintet at their sultry best; as they combine psych-infested melodies with certain elements of folk; the result being one blissful piece of free-flowing pop… Take a listen and check out the visuals below: ‘Into The Light’ is released on Monday December 8th 2014. By Michael Jamison…
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  • Sun Ra Arkestra Does NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

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

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

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

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

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

  • EXPLOITED PODCAST #51: Punks Jump Up

    Style of Sound
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:40 am
    Just a nice one hour mix from London’s Punks Jump Up via the latest Exploited Records podcast. PLAYLIST: 01. Sofia Zlatko & Vijay – Hypnotic [Street King] 02. Scarlet Fantastic ... Read More The post EXPLOITED PODCAST #51: Punks Jump Up appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Where to Go this Weekend in London: Leisure System x Houndstooth

    Style of Sound
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:23 am
    If you’re measuring up your options this weekend, might we suggest the Leisure System x Houndstooth Event at Studio Spaces on Saturday night? The evening plays host to some of the ... Read More The post Where to Go this Weekend in London: Leisure System x Houndstooth appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Track of the week: Jape | The Heart’s Desire

    Style of Sound
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:41 pm We’ve been getting into an electro-pop band from Dublin called Jape who recently released a single called The Hearts Desire. The track’s chilled synths and hazy harmonies make perfect listening ... Read More The post Track of the week: Jape | The Heart’s Desire appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm | Games For Girls (The Penelopes Remix)

    Style of Sound
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:31 am
    One of the best remixes we’ve heard this month comes from London’s very own The Penelopes. After doing remixes tracks from the likes of Alt J, The Ting Tings ... Read More The post Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm | Games For Girls (The Penelopes Remix) appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Magda, Miss Kittin, Marc Houle | @ Studio Spaces London | 28 November

    Style of Sound
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:58 am
    On the 28th November we’re looking forward to a night of techno goodness from the likes of none other that Magda, Miss Kittin, Marc Houle & Troy Pierce. The evening ... Read More The post Magda, Miss Kittin, Marc Houle | @ Studio Spaces London | 28 November appeared first on Style of Sound.
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    Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither

  • Songs and Stories #140: Chuck Brodsky Flashback

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

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

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

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

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

  • My Favourite Faded Fantasy

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

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

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

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

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

  • Uke Battle!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Instagram 17 or Here We Go

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

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

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

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

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

  • REM. The One I Love Guitar Lesson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jenny Green
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Vocal control is essential for all singers to learn. Here are the key factors in vocal control and some exercises you can use to practise and improve yours. Continue reading →Related posts:3 Singing Exercises to Improve Your Vocal Pitching The 16 Keys to a Good Singing Voice Learning to Sing: The First Lesson
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  • Explore Longform with Writing 201

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

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

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

    David A. Kennedy
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    Today, we have two new free themes ready for you! Editor Meet Editor, a new addition to our theme collection designed by Mike McAlister at Array. Geared toward personal bloggers and photo bloggers, Editor features big typography and images and a tab-based sidebar with a spot for featured posts, a site logo, and a social links menu. Editor makes it easy to put a personal stamp on your site or blog. Learn more about the free Editor theme at the Theme Showcase, or preview it by going to Appearance → Themes. Sequential Crafted by Thomas Guillot, Sequential is a contemporary, clean, and…
  • Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 8

    Mike Dang
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    We’re back with a new collection of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress. 1. Books for the Broken-Hearted Hannah Richell Hannah Richell’s husband Matt was killed in a surfing accident in July. In a recent post, Richell writes about finding comfort in reading words written by people who have also experienced the shock of losing a loved one — people like Joan Didion, C.S. Lewis, and Cheryl Strayed. 2. The Shame of Poor Teeth in a Rich World Sarah Smarsh, Aeon An essay about growing up poor in America, and the role of teeth as a class signifier. 3. Giving Up the Ghost…
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    AudioCred: Indie, Rap, Rock Music Blog

  • Funeral For A Friend release new music video for 1%

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

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
      Unveil the smooth cadenced (rhythmic) sound of twenty four year old, Mexican-American R&B/Pop singer/songwriter, Ben Franco. With his broad musical inspirations, he has created a sound all of his own. From subtle suggestive undertones to earth…
  • New Music: Jordan Chude (@jordanchude) – “Here We Go”

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
      NYU Music Business student Jordan Chude, (pronounced  shawd ) releases the fourth single from his #NoMoreAmateurRecords series, “Here We Go,” featuring NYC based artist Fletch. The series revolves around Chude’s heightened standard for…
  • Funeral For A Friend release new music video for 1%

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    Having recently announced the forthcoming release of their seventh studio album  ‘Chapter and Verse’ ,  Funeral For A Friend  have now unveiled  the first music video from the album,  ‘1%’ . Vocalist …
  • Blueneck – ‘King Nine’ Album Review

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    It’s only in the last six months, thanks to the excellent Beyond the Redshift festival, that SonicAbuse learned of the wonderful Blueneck, despite the band having been around for some fourteen years. One of the UK’s best-kept secrets, at Beyond the Redshift,…
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  • LIVE MUSIC : The Gaslight Anthem + Deer Tick – Alexandra Palace, London (19th November 2014)

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

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

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

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

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

  • {WATCH} high maintenance

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

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Happy weekend, TIOJ!! You're SO CLOSE to an extra long weekend -- you can make it to Thursday! Whether you're headed home early or getting a head start on holiday shopping, we hope you have a wonderfully lovely fall weekend.Your Weekend Jam: Groove your way into the weekend with Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” featuring Bruno Mars! We promise, you won’t be able to keep yourself from dancing wherever you are. TIOJ Thoughts: Have you all been listening to Serial? We're obsessed.You’ll soon be able to stream all of our TIOJ Spotify playlists while you Uber!  You and me both,…
  • {PLAYLIST} thanksgiving jams 2014

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every year, it seems that Thanksgiving sneaks up on us -- as does the cold (HELLO, WINTER. WE DID NOT MISS YOU.). But even though the end of 2014 is zooming toward us, we're looking forward to plenty of family time, days off, and so many food comas coming up next week.thanksgiving pants viaPass the mashed potatoes and press play below.Celebrate SO many years of Thanksgiving playlists past, with 2013, 2012, and 2011!
  • {THROWBACK} "celebrate"

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, let's get ready to be home for the holidays with Kenny Loggins' classic "Celebrate Me Home."And if you're looking to impress your cool cousins, check out this inspired rework of the classic by Saint Pepsi.
  • wilhelm tell me is my jam

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    I've found a band from a country outside of TIOJ's foreign comfort zone (read: Canadians, Australians, and all Scandinavians), and I'm more than okay with it. Germany's Wilhelm Tell Me is the perfect band to get you moving this cold, almost-wintery week. Their witty name helps with my infatuation. First, check out "Let Me Take You Away" and dream of someone... taking you away.Once you listen to "Growing Younger," I promise you'll have a new birthday anthem (two months until mine, nbd not counting or anything) and well as a morning pump up song.
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    The Standing "O" Project Singer/Songwriter Podcast

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

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

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The November 10, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features David Berkeley performing "Walk On," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing Judy Collins, and The Kennedys performing "I'll Come Over." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Ghosts of The American Road / Bruce Cockburn / Eve Fleishman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Breaking Your Fear, Finding Your Voice: Part 1

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

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

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

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    In the mid ’70s Audio-Technica began to explore the world of Live Sound. At first, A-T’s Live Sound microphones targeted performing musicians looking for high quality and great value. We had entered a very competitive market where companies with established product lines ruled. In order to keep up we needed to introduce a truly remarkable […]The post The Heart and Soul of Audio-Technica: Live Sound appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Creating Musical Scores – Video Games Present Different Challenges Than Film and TV, Part 2

    6 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    This is the eighth installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank continues to examine the unique character of video game scoring. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. I like to start off with establishing main themes for the primary characters or factions the player will identify […]The post Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Creating Musical Scores – Video Games Present Different Challenges Than Film and TV, Part 2 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
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  • Coachella 2015 Lineup: predicted, confirmed & rumored artists

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

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

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

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

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

  • Idris Elba announces instore DJ set at Rough Trade East

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    Idris Elba will make an in-store appearance and signing session at Rough Trade East in London on 29th November. Starting at 4pm, Idris will perform a DJ set and sign copies of his new album ‘mi Mandela’. Entry is free for anyone who pre-orders the album from Rough Trade or who buys a copy of the album from the store on the 29th. The new album is a celebration of South African music inspired by Nelson and inturn curated, produced and written by Idris. The 11-track album blends South African talent alongside established British artists. ‘mi Mandela’ started life when Idris Elba filmed…
  • One Direction unveil 'Night Changes' music video

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    One Direction has unveiled the music video for ‘Night Changes’; the second single from their fourth studio album ‘FOUR’ which was released this week. The music video takes the viewer on a series of dates with each of the boys for the follow up to the worldwide smash hit ‘Steal My Girl’; the lead single from the boy band’s new album. ‘FOUR’ features 12 heavyweight new tracks as well as ‘18’; written by Ed Sheeran and Passenger, and ‘Fireproof’, which smashed the record for biggest-ever free download track last month. One Direction’s return comes at the end of one of…
  • Walking On Cars share new single 'Always Be With You'

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    Walking On Cars have debuted their second single ‘Always Be With You’. The band, who hail from the tiny Irish coastal town of Dingle, and are considered one of Ireland’s best kept secrets after the first single ‘Hand In Hand’ topped the charts in Ireland in July. In contrast its predecessor, ‘Always Be With You’ delivers sinister, underlying urban beats to accompany their signature balladry style to create a surging riff-filled rock anthem. Walking On Cars are currently rounding off their 13-date support slot on The Kooks UK tour. Their stint in the UK will be continued three…
  • Cher cancels tour due to ear infection

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    Cher has cancelled her 'Dressed To Kill' tour due to a viral infection. The 68-year-old music legend has announced she has been forced to call off the second leg of her 'Dressed To Kill' tour after doctors advised her she needed more time off to recover the illness. In an statement, Cher said: "Nothing like this has ever happened to me. I cannot apologise enough to all the fans who bought tickets. I'm so proud of this show. It is my best ever. I sincerely hope that we can come back again next year and finish what we started." A post on her official website read: "While her progress has been…
  • Kendal Calling sell out of Tier 1 tickets

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    Kendal Calling have sold out of their Tier 1 tickets with the November payment plan tickets also sold out. The £119 tickets are now sold out but the limited batch of Tier 2 tickets, priced at £125, will go on sale on 1st December. The December payment plan tickets will also be on sale at £19.89 per month. The December payment plan comes with a Christmas bonus. Everyone who buys a ticket on the plan will be entered into a competition to a win a special Christmas hamper which will include a host of Kendal Calling goodies and some special treats from some of their favourite friends. Kendal…
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    Creative Edge Music

  • Bombs Dropping Releases New Hit Album

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

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Seconds Of Summer Announce Live Album + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   5 Seconds Of Summer Announce Live Album – 5 Seconds Of Summer have announced they will be releasing a live album titled LIVESOS next month.The band’s latest offering features 15 tracks that were recorded at different venues across the world.LIVESOS will be officially released on December 15th via Capitol Records […]
  • 10 Years Later: How Pharrell Revived Snoop Dogg's Career With 'R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece' + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   The forgotten Beatle and his last wish – THEY formed the band that became the biggest in rock music history but as Charles Miranda discovers, The Quarrymen just want to play in Australia. Continue Reading On » Little Big Town singer forgives drunken driver in crash – […]
  • SEE IT: Lennon's 'Imagine' celeb sing-a-long supports UNICEF + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   U2 frontman Bono suffered multiple fractures in weekend NYC bike accident – An injury to U2 singer Bono after what was described by the group as a “cycling spill” left him with multiple fractures that required him to undergo two surgeries, a doctor said Wednesday. Continue Reading On […]
  • The 25 best jazz albums of 2014 + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Album Review: Fugazi – First Demo – Is there such a thing as a perfect rock band? The Beatles would seem to fit that bill, and you won’t get much of an argument from me. But on a smaller scale, Fugazi did a good job of flirting with perfection […]
  • Diplo Named His Baby Lazer + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Stream Rick Ross’ Album ‘Hood Billionaire’ – Just eight months after releasing Mastermind, the Bawse aka the Teflon Don aka Rick Ross is back with his seventh album Hood Billionaire. Thanks to iTunes Radio, you can stream the entire album a week in advance of its November 24 […]
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream & Indie Buzz

  • The 27 Most Mind-Blowing GIFS From Beyonce’s New ’7/11′ Video + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   ‘You’re a sicko for taking pics of us naked’ – POP STAR Katy Perry has unleashed her inner Roar at Australian paparrazo yet again in a scathing post. Continue Reading On » ‘You’re a sicko for taking pics of us naked’ – POP STAR Katy Perry […]
  • Flutist Jamie Baum making Bay Area debut + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:54 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Sneaky Katy Perry Confused For Mannequin At Australia Pop Up Store – See The Pics – Katy Perry, you little rascal, you! When you hinted that someone might stop in to your really sweet (an pizza-y) pop-up shop in Australia, you meant YOU! Also you never know who […]
  • Soul Serenade: The Contours, “First I Look At The Purse” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:25 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   See Baltimore rock quartet Horse Lords at Union Arts – With our attention spans being continuously squished and splintered beneath the girth of the Internet, it takes a special kind of courage to write a 13-minute song in 2014. So let’s pin some medals on the members of […]
  • Shaun Ossei-Owusu: Reflections on Ol’ Dirty Bastard Ten Years Later: ODB as a Microcosm of American Inequality + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:55 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Listen To A Snippet Of Beyoncé's New Track '7/11' Here – A 30-second teaser of Queen B’s next single has leaked online. Check it out now… Continue Reading On » Shaun Ossei-Owusu: Reflections on Ol’ Dirty Bastard Ten Years Later: ODB as a Microcosm of American Inequality […]
  • Billy Bragg: Taylor Swift ‘selling her soul’ to Google + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:25 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Watch Belle and Sebastian’s video for their new single “The Party Line” – Belle and Sebastian have shared the video for their new single “The Party Line”. The song is the lead track to be lifted from the Scottish indie band’s forthcoming album Girls in Peacetime Want to […]
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream & Indie News

  • Why you won't see Taylor Swift's belly button + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   5 Seconds Of Summer Announce Live Album – 5 Seconds Of Summer have announced they will be releasing a live album titled LIVESOS next month.The band’s latest offering features 15 tracks that were recorded at different venues across the world.LIVESOS will be officially released on December 15th via Capitol Records […]
  • Country singer Billy Gilman comes out + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:09 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Fall Out Boy Are Releasing A New Single On Monday – Fall Out Boy have announced they will be debuting a brand new single this coming Monday (November 24th) from their upcoming album, that’s due out next year.A message from the band confirming the news can be found […]
  • Motown Icon Jimmy Ruffin Dead at 78 + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:39 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   What is my 1984 Band Aid single worth? – The charity single has driven demand for Band Aid records and knicknacks from the 1980s. Telegraph Money looks at the “reunion effect” on the value of old records Continue Reading On » The New Basement Tapes – Lost […]
  • Harry Styles Taylor Swift back together + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:08 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Tango beats salsa for Rubén Blades – Rubén Blades, whose new album Tango is in the running for two Latin Grammys, says his lyrics were ‘shortchanged by the salsa format’ Continue Reading On » Harry Styles Taylor Swift back together – After spending almost two years […]
  • Taylor Swift Spotted Multiple Times With $50 Handbag + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Hozier + James Bay: New York – 6 November 2014 (Photos) (Review) – Hozier’s back to back, sold-out nights at Irving Plaza, proved to the audience that the Irish singer-songwriter’s recent buzz, post-SNL, is well deserved. Continue Reading On » Morena Duwe: Flying Lotus "You’re Dead" Tour […]
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  • New Soul/RnB album of the week: Lowercase Letters self-titled debut album + new music video- Open Blinds

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Hell my Soul You Knowers and welcome to another week of new Soul/R&B album release pick of the week! I got a great album for you from Lowercase Letters! Hailing from Washington D.C. the indie Soul/R&B rock group release their self-titled album yesterday and I'm feeling it! The ten track debut album is a mixture of various genres topped of with songstress/songwriter Alphie's luminous vocals! I have no problem listening to this album straight through and because of that, it get's my Soulapproval! A few songs that I instantly liked are; Can't Won't Rush (the airy rock soul song…
  • New Soul EP release of the week: Siji - Sunchild

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:39 pm
    British singer/songwriter and producer Siji released his long awaited EP titled Sunchild (formerly Home Grown). The five track EP incorporates Afro Beat, Soul and R&B sounds inspired numerous trips to his ancestral home, Lagos Nigeria! I shared most of the Siji singles from the EP on previous posts (including the remixes), but two more singles were not released until today and I finally got a chance to listen to them (the uptempo Afro beat track You Put a Smile On My Heart & the soulful track Remain). I can honestly say that I can listen to Sunchild EP straight through, but…
  • Soul + Wisdom: Listen to Karen Bernod's latest soulful track - Inspire

    11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Having sung background for various big name musicians such as Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu and Luther Vandross, songwriter Karen Bernod is now in the forefront with her latest album #Plantingseeds!The fifteen track album is a mixture of soul, funk, jazz and R&B! One of my favorite songs is the soulful positive track Inspire. The soulful funk track drop some knowledge about life and living your life to the fullest! One of my favorite lyrics from Inspire is when Karen quotes her mother wise words: "Momma always told me to choose selective and surround myself around people who…
  • New music: Shayna Steele Souful Jazz remake of Fiona Apple's - Paper Bag

    6 Nov 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Sacramento California native Jazz/R&B vocalist Shayna Steele remade Fiona's Apple Grammy nominated tune Paper Bag from her 1999 album with the long Guniess World Book winning album title/poem When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might so When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall…
  • New RnB/Soul album release of the week: Teyana Taylor- VII (Deluxe Edition) + Request video teaser

    4 Nov 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Hello Soul You Knower's and Happy November! Usually, I will have a few albums to preview but this week proved minimal in the New Soul/RnB album releases! But fret not, you know I got you! I picked a album worthy of to talk about and listen to! Let's get started....Harlem native, G.O.O.D. music rapper and songstress Teyana Taylor finally (yeah I said it) released her debut album VII (Deluxe Version). The fourteen track Soul/R&B music album (the original album contains 12 songs) contains features from a few top rappers (Pusha T, Yo Gotti, and Fabolous) and Teyana's bestie Chris Brown!
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    EmuBands » News

  • Featured Releases – w/c 10th November 2014

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    First up this week is Ella the Bird, aka Siobhan Wilson, with a track from her new EP ‘Glorified Demons’. Now based in Glasgow, Ella the Bird has already been mesmerising audiences throughout the country and beyond, performing in front of packed out crowds in such prestigious concert venues as The Queens Hall in Edinburgh, the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, as well as supporting Willy Mason throughout the UK on his tour in 2013. Catch Ella the Bird live at the Bush Hall in London on Tuesday 18th November supporting Justin Currie on his UK tour, which runs until the end of…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 3rd November 2014

    6 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    First up this week are Aberdeenshire-based pop quintet IndianRedLopez with their new single ‘Commit’, the title track taken from their second album. IndianRedLopez have been making in-roads in the Scottish music scene since their inception back in 2009, receiving a host of plaudits from the likes of Vic Galloway, Drowned In Sound, Artrocker, The Skinny and BBC Radio 1 to name a few. After playing numerous festivals, picking up the Best Electronic Act gong at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, as well as touring the UK and Europe extensively since their…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 27th October 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    First up this week is Aberdonian indie-disco-pop band The Little Kicks with a track from their new live EP ‘Live At the Lemon Tree’. With a reputation for a great live show of heartfelt catchy upbeat indie pop songs, the band have shared stages with the likes of Foals, The Vaccines, Frightened Rabbit, Maximo Park, Mystery Jets, Errors, Kooks, Editors, Wild Nothing, Maccabees and many more. They have also received airplay and recorded live sessions for BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Radio Scotland, XFM and European radio. Catch them live on 14th November at Hootanannys in Inverness.
  • TIDAL – New Streaming Service Launches in UK & US

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    TIDAL is now available in the US and UK, with many more countries coming soon. New subscribers can get a 7-day free trial of the service, which aims to position itself as a high-quality streaming service with high sound quality and curated editorial at its heart. For more information, or to sign-up for a free trial, visit If you would like to get your music on TIDAL, you can do so with EmuBands – just click on ‘Join Us Now’ on the right hand side to get started. Make sure to select the ‘WiMP’ contract when adding your release, and your music will be made…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 20th October 2014

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    First up this week is Glasgow-based singer/songwriter Holly Drummond with the title track from her new EP ‘Diving In’. Taking inspiration from artists such as Imogen Heap, Daughter, Lucy Rose and Regina Spektor, Holly’s talent for writing has seen her win the ‘Burnsong Under 21 Singer/Songwriter Award’, a nomination for ‘The Forth One To Watch Award’, as well her songs being featured in episodes of the UK TV show ‘Hollyoaks’. Catch her live at the Electric Circus in Edinburgh on Sunday 26th October. Next up are post-folk rock band John…
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    DIY Conspiracy - International Zine in the Spirit of DIY Hardcore Punk!

  • Trogen Till Döden: New Documentary About Straight Edge in Sweden

    Mittens XVX
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Trogen till döden (True till death) is a new DIY documentary examining the Straight Edge movement in Sweden. The film starts with a retrospective of the vibrant drug free scene that grew up in Umeå during the 90’s through the story of José Saxlund, member of the prominent band Abhinanda, and then continues with the current state of Straight Edge hardcore punk scene all...
  • Arma Agharta – Touring the US Pt. 1

    DIY Conspiracy
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:03 am
    I doubt that if you’re somehow involved or really following what’s happening on the European experimental music scene could have missed the charming personna of Arma Agharta. A sound artist, performer and curator from Vilnius, Lithuania, whose activity in all the fore-mentioned fields is equally enviable. Arma has recently finished a US tour, which according...
  • Catharsis / CrimethInc. Interview

    Mittens XVX
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:09 am
    Brian D. is an enigmatic person known to some as the singer of the metallic hardcore band Catharsis that emerged in the mid 90’s to bring anarchist politics back to hardcore punk. Besides playing in a band he was an editor of a hardcore punk zine called “Inside Front” that later on became a platform for...
  • STAER Live in Plovdiv

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    This past Saturday (October 25th, 2014) was the second time I’ve seen STAER live. The gig was held in the main rehearsal room of a local children’s theatre. Treats, wine, and juice were kindly provided by the promoter, as well as the most delicious freshly homemade plum cake (many thanks to Magi!). I got to...
  • Ceremony Interview (2009)

    DIY Conspiracy
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    Ceremony is a band that needs no introduction. The band started in Rohnert Park, CA, in 2005 to become one of the most important bands in hardcore/punk gaining their popularity entirely by the music, intensive shows and honesty they have. Here’s an interview with their guitar player Anthony Anzaldo conducted in the beginning of 2009...
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    East Coast Digital Radio

  • #Mixtape @Mr_Madtic561 – The Hood Handbook

    The Shadowking
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Mixtape MR. MADTIC -The Hood Handbook Track Listing And Stream Below Download Mixtape | Free Mixtapes Powered by
  • #Mixtape The Florida Classic 2K14 (Hosted By @IssaIam) @BiggaRankin00 @DJWinn727

    The Shadowking
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    Team Bigga Rankin, Team Watch Me Work, Good Life Music Group, and Good Times Hot 100 DJS present “The Florida Classic 2k14″ mixtape hosted by Issa and Bigga Rankin with mixing by DJ Winn. “The Florida Classic 2k14″ mixtape stars Famous Kid Brick, Cool Amerika, Roxxanne Montana, and more. It is sure to have the streets buzzing and trunks knocking all weekend. Pick up your hard copies this weekend only in Orlando, Florida. Executive Producer Kingpin of The Promo Vatican in association with Breezy of Breezy Says & The Bigg DM of DMJ Music Group. Track Listing And…
  • #Video Dro Pesci And Infamous Haze – ‘From New York’

    The Shadowking
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    This the 4th video/single from Dro Pesci & Infamous Haze album “The Sitdown”. Take a ride around New York with this aggressive, versatile New York emcee! This is New York hip hop at its finest! Watch Video Below
  • #MP3 ANA BABY – “Basic Training”

    The Shadowking
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    New Single From ANA BABY “Basic Training” on East Coast Digital Radio Click Here To Download
  • #Video @Mrhabull – “Motion”

    The Shadowking
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    “Motion” is the first single off of Feese’s mixtape “Scum Dog Millionaire” Out Now On!!! Mixtape Link Dir By. Y$K$K | @YinkaSoda & @Kskhussle, “Motion,” has already hit Philly airwaves. The Deko produced joint is a certified back breaker with a fun club vibe. “Motion” is now being played on Hot 107.9FM and Feese is working on the full-length video. Watch Video Below
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    Slightly Off Key

  • Some Thoughts on Prince…

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    In case you missed it, Prince broke “Saturday Night Live” protocol last week and delivered an epic eight-minute power set. An eclectic mix of new material, random props, and visual effects, it was by far the best part of Saturday’s lackluster show. More importantly, however, it reminded me, yet again, why all artists should strive to be a little bit more like Prince. Prince exists in a world all his own. Having managed to defy easy categorization for over 30 years, he refuses to be limited by either his past or the expectations of others. After the success of his breakout album, for…
  • Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘Same Old Truce,’ The Ridgelings

    6 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Slightly Off Key is thrilled to be bringing you it’s first ever exclusive – courtesy of The Ridgelings! A “foot stomping, tear jerking, New Americana band from Boulder, Colorado,” the Ridgelings are currently hard at work on their first record, Hard Winter Rations.   The band centers around the infectious songwriting of Tim Novak, but receives an extra jolt of energy from stringsmiths (is that a word? It should be) Amber McKinney and Ry Lewis as well as the cajón stylings of Mr. Isaac Zuckerman. Same Old Truce was written by Novak and according to Ry Lewis is…
  • Can Neil Young’s Pono Player Really Break Through?

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    On Thursday, Neil Young officially launched Pono—a digital music player that costs $400 and promises the highest sound quality on the market. His crusade for better sound has raised over $6.2 million on Kickstarter and gained endorsements from the likes of Eddie Vedder, Beck, and Sting. The device—which resembles a Toblerone candy bar—will hit stores in March and will be accompanied by an iTunes-like Pono music store. Now, I’m as much of an audiophile as the next columnist and I have the speakers to prove it, but there’s one glaring problem I see with this new “wonder-iPod.”…
  • Thom Yorke’s Self-Release is Out of Touch With Consumers

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    It’s no secret that Thom Yorke actively hates the music industry. After ditching his record label in 2007, he’s since accused Apple of trying to “destroy music” and Spotify of being the “last desperate fart of a dying corpse.” Perhaps it was naïve on my part, but I had really begun to think that there was nothing more Yorke could do to surprise me—that his musical misanthropy had reached some kind of bitter plateau. Then he released his new album through BitTorrent. Yes, that BitTorrent. The album, “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes,” finds Yorke shunning literally every…
  • U2 and Apple: What Does It Tell Us?

    27 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    On September 9th, iTunes made history by pushing a free U2 album to it’s over 800 million users. Since then, it’s been painfully obvious that the Internet is not a fan. Reactions have ranged from the disappointed to the outraged to the just plain weird (Tyler, The Creator somehow managed to compare the album to herpes), and Apple has been forced to provide instructions for deleting the cursed object off your phone. While I admit that its tempting as a columnist to simply add to outraged noise – especially given my association with a rival streaming service – I’d instead like to take…
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    Foxbeard Music

  • The zzips Release Their Nostalgic Debut Album ’20 Years Late’

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:42 am
    Meet ‘The zzips’ –living proof that Rock n’ Roll is not dead, and is in fact very much alive and kicking. A diverse duo made up of frontman James Butler and writing partner Graham Cupples. Bringing you their debut, yet eagerly anticipated, album ’20 Years Late’. Within their songs, they address issues that are prominent within British society, and question the policies of consumerism, greed and elitism after partaking in social observation. The album is both a call to arms and a cry for revolution and change, whilst some of the songs simply follow what happens within their…
  • Amanda Lamb Releases New Video, “Something in the Blood”

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Country songstress, Amanda Lamb has just unveiled her latest single, “Something in the Blood”. The song is written about Lamb’s first hand experience with Type 1 diabetes and is dedicated to others who have struggled with the disease. “The song is both literal and figurative,” says Amanda, “because there is strength, bravery and courage in my blood.” The breathtaking performance video, shot by Nayip Ramos of 5840 Productions, showcases not only Lamb’s beauty, but also her powerful vocals. Watch the video and visit her website at:
  • Adam Protz Releases Intangible EP – ‘Movements’

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
        Pensive four-track EP epitomises meditation and relaxation  Hailing from St Albans after a period of studying in Sheffield, Adam Protz has had several years to perfect his craft of composing. Using delicate piano melodies and intricate instrumentals, Adam Protz has created his beautiful EP ‘Movements’, consisting of four alluring and exquisite tracks. In the past, Adam has written music for films, animated shorts, a dance show, an educational DVD and even a brewery documentary! Watch his latest video for ‘Movements’ here:…
  • Bristol Folk band ‘Apple of My Eye’ are set to sail folk scene with new album ‘Seven Tides’

    7 Nov 2014 | 2:51 am
    Exciting and energetic contemporary folk band, ‘Apple Of My Eye’ announce release of new album ‘Seven Tides’, due out 1st December.  Beautifully arranged epic songs in a unique twist on classic folk themes. Now living in London, the majority of the band hail from the historic maritime city of Bristol and their songs draw inspiration from both cities and from the sea, a theme that runs throughout their second album. Their engaging storytelling style and four part harmonies explore tales of love, loss, adventure and ruin. The album was recorded at Cowshed Studios and engineered by the…
  • ‘Only One’ the new single from sincere singer-songwriter Jessie Lowes

    6 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    One of Northumberland’s most talented emerging artists, acoustic singer-songwriter, Jessie Lowes is set to release her new single ‘Only One’ November 28th. Following the success of her last single ‘Stars’, Lowes popularity  has soared as she gains national recognition for her beautiful,  emotive music. True to Lowes style of raw and emotive lyrics, the new track explores the heartbreak of losing someone you love, in an honest and heartfelt manner. Lowes life has not been an easy journey and she has been through a series of testing and turbulent times. Spending some of her early…
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    One For The People

  • Certified Track: HONNE - The Night

    Phill Walker
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    London's off-kilt electronic-r&b duo Honne unveil "All In The Value" follow-up track, "The Night".In comparison to "All In The Value", Honne's latest track - "The Night" - sees the duo head back to a more "Warm On A Cold Night", funk-laden styling rather than the purely stripped back smooch fest that we witnessed on their previous track. It works as well as ever, and in a similar way to George Maple's recent and stupendous "Vacant Space" - goes a way to prove that new school stylings and genre twists aren't all as…
  • Introducing: The Babe Rainbow - Planet Junior

    Phill Walker
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    Following "Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest" earlier this year, Psych rockers The Babe Rainbow unveil "Planet Junior".The three-piece make full blown psych rock, theres nothing complicated about it and I don't beed to ass any extra to describe their styling, it's straight up psych and brilliant at that.Read More »
  • Introducing: L.A. Girlfriend - Runner

    Phill Walker
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:15 pm
    "Sydney Bartra produces danceable nostalgia driven synth-pop" - Introducing L.A. Girlfriend and current track "Runner".L.A. Girlfriend is the brainchild of - you guessed it - LA based Sydney Bartra and she produces a danceable kind of nostalgia driven synth-pop. She's been about for a while now and there's definitely no shortage of tracks on her Soundcloud.Read More »
  • Tracks: MOTHXR - Stranger

    Phill Walker
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Brooklyn four-piece MOTHXR (fka Mother) return with new track "Stranger" to accompany their name change.Following on from previous tracks, "Easy", "Victim" and "Centrefold", MOTHXR's "Stranger", isn't all that much different - it's brooding, edgy and a seriously addictive chorus. The intro sounds like it's been ripped from Twin Peaks too.Read More »
  • Tracks: School '94 - Like You

    Phill Walker
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Swedish dream-pop four-piece School rename themselves School '94, sign to Cascine for debut EP.Having said that, latest track and debut EP title track, "Like You", isn't as much dream-pop, as it is shimmering indie-pop with some 80's new wave influences floating to the surface. Alice Botéus is on point as always with crisp melancholic vocals that really draw your attention.Read More »
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    Festival Mag

  • Carl Cox, Loco Dice & Jamie Jones for We Are FSTVL

    News Desk
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    We Are FSTVL have announced a whopping 100 names for next year’s event. Heading up Saturday’s proceedings is dance music […]The post Carl Cox, Loco Dice & Jamie Jones for We Are FSTVL appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Hellfest Open Air unveil monster line-up

    News Desk
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Hellfest Open Air have unveiled a monster line-up of 120 acts for next year’s festival Slipknot, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Faith […]The post Hellfest Open Air unveil monster line-up appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Slipknot confirmed as Download 2015 Friday Headliner

    News Desk
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:53 am
    The line-up announcements are underway for next year’s Download Festival. First up are Slipknot who headline on Friday. This will […]The post Slipknot confirmed as Download 2015 Friday Headliner appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Secret Garden Party 2015 theme revealed

    News Desk
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    The Secret Garden Party has announced the Arts & Expression theme for 2015 which will be ‘Childish Things’. Head Gardener, […]The post Secret Garden Party 2015 theme revealed appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • MUSE first headliner for Bilbao BBK Live 2015

    News Desk
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    The first headline act has been announced for the tenth edition of Bilbao BBK Live festival. MUSE head up the event’s tenth […]The post MUSE first headliner for Bilbao BBK Live 2015 appeared first on Festival Mag.
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  • Pitbull – Fun Feat. Chris Brown

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Pitbull gets Chris Brown on his new song titled “Fun”. This is of his new album “Globalization”, out on November 24th.
  • Beyonce – Ring Off (Full Version)

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Beyonce releases her new song entitled Ring Off. This one is included on Beyonce: Platinum Edition, out on November 24th.
  • Rick Ross – Hood Billionaire (Album)

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Rick Ross unleashed his seventh album Hood Billionaire. Out on November 24th via Maybach/Def Jam Recordings. Stream: Rick Ross – Hood Billionaire 01. Intro (Rick Ross / Hood Billionaire) 02. Hood Billionaire 03. Coke Like The 80’s 04. Heavyweight (feat. Slab) 05. Neighborhood Drug Dealer 06. Phone Tap 07. Trap Luv 08. Elvis Presley Blvd. (feat. Project Pat) 09. Movin’ Bass (feat. JAY Z) 10. If They Knew (feat. K. Michelle) 11. Quintessential (feat. Snoop Dogg) 12. Keep Doin’ That (Rich Bitch) (feat. R. Kelly) 13. Nickel Rock (feat. Boosie Badazz) 14. Burn 15. Family Ties 16.
  • J Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive (Album Cover + Trailer)

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    J. Cole is ready to release his third studio album 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Out on December 9, 2014 via Dreamville Records/Roc Nation.
  • Major Lazer – All My Love Ft. Ariana Grande

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    American producer Major Lazer and Ariana Grande release this new song All My Love. This is off The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack.
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    Beats Music Now

  • Apple Leaks Plans For Beats Music

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Will pre-installing the Beats Music App on the next Apple iOS release catapult the streaming service into mass public consciousness? Today Apple leaked that as early as March of 2015, Beats Music will be bundled in their iOS. The Financial Times reported the news came from “people familiar with the situation.” A little leak like this only teases people and begs for more answers like: – What will it cost? Apple is said to be negotiating to lower the subscription price down to $4.99/month from the current price of $9.99. – Will iTunes Radio and Beats Music be integrated…
  • It’s All About The Car… with Music

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Both Beats Music and Spotify mentioned car initiatives (one overtly and one subtly) today. Ian Rogers tweeted pictures from Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America – undoubtedly exploring the progress of getting Beats Music integrated with Mercedes-Benz: Our driver this morning is robotic. #mbcar @ Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America, Inc. — ian c rogers (@iancr) November 17, 2014 Meanwhile, Spotify announced a new partnership with Uber. When you get a car through the Uber app, you can choose music the car will be playing upon…
  • YouTube Music Key Arrives

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    YouTube’s long awaited music subscription service, YouTube Music Key, is officially in beta (by invitation only). YouTube is the largest free music service in the world, and now people will be able to pay for it — don’t miss the irony here! YouTube Music Key (beta) will offer: – Ad free music – Offline play for music and video – Background listening Consistent with how Google (the owner of YouTube) operates, the details are fuzzy and likely will evolve as Google learns from beta users. The irony here is that YouTube’s biggest demographic, 18 to 34…
  • Taylor Swift vs. Spotify Controversy Rages On

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Taylor Swift is the most popular pop artist today and she has taken all her music off of Spotify, the #1 music streaming service. This news has been spreading exponentially for a week, mostly because Taylor Swift is a famous, popular icon today. She believes Spotify is not good for artists because they do not pay adequately for music. This assertion will be substantiated or debunked depending on who you read and what you choose to believe. I went to the sources — Taylor Swift interviewed by Yahoo about Spotify; and Spotify’s CEO, Daniel Ek’s, blog post about Taylor Swift.
  • Beats Music Updates Apps For Apple iOS and Android

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Exciting update? Not really, but an update nonetheless. Beats Music released App updates for iOs and Android today, version 2.3.1 and 1.2.3 respectively. “Stability and performance improvements” is all the updates say… not splashy but probably necessary.  
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    Never Enough Notes

  • The rising stars of 2014

    Aimee Davis
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    As this year begins to draw to a close, and the majority of acts that were going to shine through have already shone, we’re taking a closer look at those rising stars of this year that have gone from zero to hero in 11 short months; including The Courtesans, James Holt and Royal Blood. First up is Jungle When these guys were nominated for a Mercury Music Prize this year there was a mixture of “who?” and a “really?” from a lot of critics. Apart from their obvious track ‘Time’ that is played to death on Radio 1 these guys have got killer track ‘Busy Earnin’’ under their…
  • See this! Skinny Lister | New video + UK tour

    Kimberley-Marie Sklinar
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    4.8NEN RATINGOh hello Skinny Lister, where HAVE you been? *NEN waggles finger* Bah, who cares, when their re-emergence is this punchy and full of sweaty, raw energy? It’s about shouty boozy punk-folk: accordions versus attitude. Yes folks, one of the most exciting live bands EVER has returned. With a new album set for April 2015, to be named ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’, the band have also revealed they’ll be taking their live show up and down the UK also to take place in the spring – see the dates below. And you must go – you’ve never seen folk like…
  • Squarepusher at The Barbican, London ¦ tickets

    Kimberley-Marie Sklinar
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Electronic virtuoso Squarepusher will return with a premiere UK performance of his innovative all-new live show and eagerly-anticipated new material. Tickets: £29.50 + bf. On-sale from 21 November at 10am – click here to get them. Since his earliest sonic experiments began 20 years ago, Squarepusher aka Tom Jenkinson, as a producer, composer and sound artist has constantly pushed the boundaries and limits of music – and will bring this to the stage for one unique night at The Barbican. He’s not played live since last year’s Bestival and will play a string of Dutch…
  • Cover Art Roundup // What’s the inspiration? // October ’14

    Sammi Walsh
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you ever find yourself staring at the cover of your latest musical purchase and thinking ‘what the heck has that got to do with anything!?’ Well, do not fear, Never Enough Notes’ Cover Art Roundup is here! From unusual abstract images to simplistic photographs, we delve deep into the inspiration behind some of the more unusual and ambiguous cover art released last month… Antenna Happy // Pinto // 27.10.14 Last month saw the digital release of Antenna Happy’s EP ‘Pinto’. Already released on Vinyl, the EP has been kicking up a bit of a storm and no doubt the…
  • Do you wear earplugs to gigs? Read why you should here.

    Alex Marlow
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    As the main festival season has now long gone, NEN’s music tech know-all Alex Marlow shares his thoughts on wearing protective earplugs to gigs and festivals. I wear earplugs to gigs: there, I said it. It seems silly to say but there must be some taboo about wearing them as from my experience not many people do, or even recognise their existence. Lots of my friends do but that’s as a result of doing a popular music degree we are all far more aware of the damage that can be caused and that we’re more likely to be exposed being performers, producers or sound people. But why…
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  • Jordin Sparks at Maxxbeats

    Admin Mr. Mig
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    Jordin Sparks shoots commercial at the Studio. This past week we had superstar / American Idol winner Jordin Sparks in the Maxxbeats Studio. We filmed the PSA/Commercial with Jordin for an awesome organization called Little Patriots Embraced ( The post Jordin Sparks at Maxxbeats appeared first on .
  • Maxxbeats First Remix Contest Winner

    Admin Mr. Mig
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    A few months ago we launched our first remix contest and now after a long and tough debate we have a winner! FIND OUT MORE HERE! The post Maxxbeats First Remix Contest Winner appeared first on .
  • Carmen Electra Premieres Mig & Rizzo Production with Sean Kingston

    Admin Mr. Mig
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:32 am
    Carmen Electra Premieres New Mig & Rizzo Production With Sean Kingston At Avalon in Los Angeles 6/5/14 Carmen Electra will be performing her brand new single "Around The World" (Citrusonic Records) live at Avalon in LA with Sean Kingston of "Fire Burning" and "Suicidal" fame. "Around The World" was produced by Mike Rizzo & Steve "Mr Mig" Migliore. It was co-written by Carmen Electra, Mig & Rizzo, and Ariana Iacono. #ELEVATE Special performances @SeanKingston @realAmyWeber @JazminSisters & #me SPECIAL GUEST DJ @CarolineDamore @AvalonHollywood LISTEN 2 @1027KIISFM 4 more…
  • Data Recovery – How To Get Your Hard Drive Data Back

    Admin Mr. Mig
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:31 pm
    What To Do If Your Hard Drive Fails And The Measures You Should Take To Prevent it from happening. As musicians we tend to stay focused on our art. We don't find the same pleasure in waiting for hard drives to transfer data between themselves. What a drag.. Well wake up...because things are going to get real up in here.  It's time to pay attention to one of the most important services that you can do for yourself and your craft. The last thing you need is for your countless hours of creativity to be flushed down the drain of [...] The post Data Recovery – How To Get Your Hard Drive…
  • Submit Your Music To These 2 Websites Today

    Admin Mr. Mig
    31 May 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Submit Your Music To These 2 Websites Today   For immediate TV, Film & Label Opportunities. by Steve "Mr. Mig" Migliore If you really think you have music that is worthy of Film, TV, Commercial placements or a Record Deal then read on! I am sharing 2 of the best music placement companies in the business with you. I have personally been working with these 2 companies for quite some time and I am going to tell you that they are 100% reputable and do a great job of connecting matching opportunities between artists and companies who want their music. Submit [...] The post Submit Your…
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    Guitar Lessons and Equipment

  • How to learn guitar fast - 5 tips

    Francesco Settesoldi
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    Are you wondering how to learn guitar fast? Well, in one of my previous articles I explained how flexibility and dexterity are mostly a function of time and there is just no way to do what only "time" can do. In order to strenghten, your fingertips need time to recover.However, If you remember in that article I talked about the 2 factors that influence your progress: practice+time.As a consequence, if you want to learn to play as fast as possible, you 'gotta increase the first factor (practice). Here's what to do right now:1 - Read my article "How to develop flexibility and dexterity on the…
  • How to maintain a guitar

    Francesco Settesoldi
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Are you wondering how to maintain a guitar? Chances are, you are not! I hardly wonder how to maintain my guitars, indeed. I just place them where I am used to place them, and that's it. I just don't bother vey much. However, I got a couple of guitars that I keep in their own hard cases and they always look and sound better than those guitars that I place "somewhere else" around the house.Here's what you can do:1 - Change strings whenever they start to sound really bad. When you do this, make sure to clean the fretboard: read my article "How to clean the guitar"2 - Keep the guitar away from…
  • Guitar: daily exercise routine

    Francesco Settesoldi
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Here's a daily guitar exercise routine I've created especially for beginners. But it can be applied by everyone. It is a good starting point to learn to create long-term consistency, which will allow you to make big progresses, day by day. Before you know it, you'll find yourself playing pieces of music that seemed to be really hard to interpret in the beginning. So, here it goes:Time required (1 hour)- Step 1 : Ear training. (10 minutes) Choose a piece of music that you really like (providing you already have the tabs to study it), and listen to it at least 3/4 times. Make sure to capture…
  • Guitar Equipment: Crescendo CR-75 Portable Instrument Stand (for Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, and also Ukulele, Banjo, Violin, Mandolin)

    Francesco Settesoldi
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    Here I am showing you some good guitar equipment! After the ChromaCast CC-MINIGS Universal Folding Guitar Stand, it is time to see this Crescendo CR-75 Portable Instrument Stand, which has different features because it can be used for different instruments (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Violin and Mandolin) and it is also super-light and ultra.portable, so you can basically travel with it.I'd say the ChromaCast CC-MINIGS Universal Folding Guitar Standis the solution if you are going to keep your guitar at home, while the Crescendo CR-75 Portable Instrument Standis the…
  • Top 5 Songs to Learn Blues Guitar

    Francesco Settesoldi
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Today I want to show you 5 great songs to learn Blues Guitar. It does not matter if you are a beginner or an intermediate player, for these songs can be interpreted at many different levels:1 - Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix) : probably the first Blues Intro that my teacher taught me. This is good for noobs as you can use it to learn bar chords. It's also good for more advanced players to keep improving your licks.2 - Mary had a Little Lamb (Stevie Ray Vaughan) : this is a little bit harder but it is really good for alternate picking and string-skipping techinques. It's also kinda easy to sing and…
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  • Manasulo - Song Lyric from Lakshmi Raave Maa Intiki (2014) Movie

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:17 am
    Music : K.M.RadhakrishnanSingar : Sri KrishnaLyricist : BhaskarabhatlaSong LyricManasulo unna pramma chudavaChandha mama enthala vadukunnaNee dhari nedhana Manasulo unna pramma chudavaChandha mama enthala vadukunnaNee dhari nedhana Nuvo sagam nenno sagamAntu ennalaga oohalona unnaNuva lene enko sagam kudaNaku endhuku neka echesthuna Emi chasukuntavo emo neEstamay la....Manasulo unna pramma chudavaChandha mama enthala vadukunnaNee dhari nedhana Adi emmane edi emmane Manasu epudu... analedu laOo hoho oohoho...Thole sariga nenu tammaneOo korika korinde la Nuvu nannu…
  • Raava Maa Intidaka - Song Lyric from Lakshmi Raave Maa Intiki (2014) Movie

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    Music : K.M.RadhakrishnanSingar : DeepuLyricist : BhaskarabhatlaSong LyricRaava ma intidaka challeRaava ma intidaka Raava ma intidaka challeRaava ma intidaka Ma amma nanna lake nuvu emoKodale ga ma challi thammudekeVadinamma nuva gaNaaa gunda dwarrane tharichanuKada kudi kallu patagaRaava ma intidaka challeRaava ma intidakaDhongala vache dhochukokundaDhachukovale parusune Nache nododu vache echuko mantaDhachaka.. manasune...Lock dinchase appuchayochu Ponge pothunna netineNoke paduthunna bayata padipotiAppne pramma ne.....Oka sari nuva thala ati kallu kalluKalepe chudu....
  • Entha Sogasu - Song Lyric from Lakshmi Raave Maa Intiki (2014) Movie

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:26 am
    Music : K.M.RadhakrishnanSingar : Gayatri NarayananLyricist : VanamaliSong LyricEntha sogasu charinooEnne sirula chatanooooEntha sogasu charinooEnne sirula chatanooooMa rani thalambrane ovanchuthunnaHayii lo ma rani la pratheChayala valladhe vella loEntha sogasu charinooEnne sirula chatanooooVanna dhache vanu uuduKannaya athadu villu atheKanu gitu ramaya saathuduDhavudu jeevudu kanusaygaluduEntha sogasu charinooEnne sirula chatanooooMa rani thalambrane ovanchuthunnaHayii lo ma rani la pratheChayala valladhe vella loEntha sogasu charinooEnne sirula chatanoooo
  • Aa Venneledaina - Song Lyric from Lakshmi Raave Maa Intiki (2014) Movie

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Music : K.M.RadhakrishnanSingar's : Hemachandra, SunithaLyricist : VanamaliSong LyricAa venneledaina ne navu looooo dainaHarivellu vennela prati rangu nedainaGodhare pongullo ne gunda savadlannaEkanta vellalloooo naaaaa......Pase kooooyalamma patalooooo....Ne gonthu ventunna thulenthalavu thunnaNalavanka nedallo ne mommu chusthunnaGodhare pongullo ne gunda savadlannaEkanta vellalloooo naaaaa......Veera boosa prati tota.. ne padhavulaCheru navva swaram a...ya prati mataNe padhamula seriii muvaaaa....Serulanno tholendi nuvu nadicha pratiThova.. madi haye lo thalagaCheru galle vechendho... ne…
  • Lakshmi Raave Maa Intiki (2014) - Telugu Movie Songs and Lyrics

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:11 am
    Movie : Lakshmi Raave Maa Intiki (2014)Starring : Naga Shourya, AvikaDirector : Nandyala RaviMusic : K.M.RadhakrishnanSong 1 : Devatalle {mp3}              Devatalle {lyric}Song 2 : Katuka Diddina {mp3}              Katuka Diddina {lyric}  Song 3 : Aa Venneledaina {mp3}              Aa Venneledaina {lyric}Song 4 : Entha Sogasu  {mp3}              Entha Sogasu {lyric}Song 5 : Raava Maa Intidaka {mp3}           …
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    Music Universe

  • Julian Casablancas + The Voidz announce Falls Festival sideshows

    16 Nov 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Julian Casablancas + The Voidz have announced two Falls Festival sideshows for January 2015. Led by The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas, the band will play headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney when they’re in town for Falls and Southbound festivals. Last in the country on a sold out solo tour, Casablancas will return to Australia with The Voidz next year and give fans their first opportunity to see the band play live. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz released their first full-length studio debut album Tyranny in September. Listen to one of the singles Where No Eagles…
  • VIDEO: Royal Blood – ‘Happy’ (Pharrell Williams cover)

    15 Nov 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Royal Blood have covered Pharrell William’s number one tune ‘Happy’ in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Recently endorsed by none other than Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters, Royal Blood are quickly becoming one of rock’s finest new acts. Listen below to their rocking, head-banging take on what is a very poppy tune.
  • West Coast Blues N Roots Music Festival 2015 lineup

    15 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
    West Coast Blues N Roots Music Festival has revealed its lineup for 2015. Headlining next year’s event in WA is John Butler Trio, Paolo Nutini, David Gray and Jurassic 5. Similar to the East Coast’s Bluesfest Festival, Australian legend Paul Kelly is also on the bill presenting the Merri Soul Sessions featuring Dan Sultan and others. Those smart enough to head to the West Coast Blues n Roots will be among the lucky first to witness Xavier Rudd perform with his new eight-piece band the United Nations. In terms of other music, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will bring the…
  • Falls Festival announce Röyksopp and Robyn replacements

    13 Nov 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Empire of The Sun and La Roux will replace Röyksopp and Robyn at the upcoming Falls Festival. Last week, Röyksopp and Robyn withdrew from their scheduled collaborative performances at The Falls Music & Arts Festival. Fortunately, the organisers have managed to find some of music’s greatest dance-pop heavyweights to step up and join the already stellar 2014 line-up. EMPIRE OF THE SUN Australia’s larger-than-life alt-electronic pioneers are back from their recent worldwide tour performing tracks from their albums Ice On The Dune and Walking On A Dream. Since bursting onto the…
  • FKA twigs announces Laneway 2015 sideshows

    10 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
    FKA twigs is on her way to Australia to perform a couple of sideshows to coincide with her first ever Laneway Festival appearance. The 26-year old, British-born FKA twigs, real name Tahliah Barnett, has garnered plenty of attention behind debut album LP1. A former professional dancer, FKA twigs writes, produces, sings, and choreographs her own material. LP1 is a record of strange beauty and deeply confident lyrics making FKA twigs a serious force to be reckoned with. Pre-sale opens from 12PM on Wednesday 12th November and closes 24 hours later or until pre-sale allocation is exhausted.
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    DEbris-Randomness & Leftovers

  • 8 Weirdest PSAs Ever From GMM

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    8 Weirdest PSAs Ever From GMM     This is your brain on classic PSAs! GMM #576! Good Mythical MORE: SUBSCRIBE for daily episodes: **** PREVIOUS episode: NEXT episode: Link Coming Soon! Get the GMM Coffee Mug!… Get the GMM Signed Poster plus the GMM T-shirt!–Link Watch the Rhett & Link Channel: Listen to Ear Biscuits! iTunes:… SoundCloud:…
  • 10 Useless Facts About Jennifer Lawrence

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
      It´s about time that we make a 10 Useless Facts About Jennifer Lawrence, as we are gonna see her in Hunger games MockingJay part 1 soon (21 Nov 2014). Here´s our previous articles: 10 Useless Facts About: Iggy Azalea ArianaGrande Nicki Minaj Taylor Swift Gwen Stefani Katy Perry Miley Cyrus Ryan Gosling Are there anyone else that you would like us to make 10 useless facts about? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us!   While growing up and in between acting, Lawrence served as an assistant nurse at the children’s summer day camp that her mother ran. Before setting…
  • What Your Life Looks Like In Thermal

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:23 am
      What Your Life Looks Like In Thermal “Thermal camera provided by FLIR Learn more at… #seetheheat     Infrared thermography (IRT), thermal imaging, and thermal video are examples of infrared imaging science. Thermographic camerasdetect radiation in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum (roughly 9,000–14,000 nanometers or 9–14 µm) and produce images of that radiation, called thermograms. Since infrared radiation is emitted by all objects above absolute zero according to the black body radiation law,…
  • Ted Ed: How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Ted Ed: How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins   When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. Lesson by Anita Collins, animation by Sharon Colman Graham. The post Ted Ed: How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita…
  • KMFDM announces new Live Video ‘We Are KMFDM’

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
      So KMFDM are announcing their first Live Video in ten years due out next year (2015). Called “We Are KMFDM” ..duh… From the promotion page described as this: “Punch Drunk Presents the first live KMFDM concert recording in over ten years. Cut from over 50hrs of live concert footage and including exclusive interviews with Kapt’n K, Lucia Cifarelli, Jules Hodgson, Steve White, and Andy Selway. STAY TUNED.“ WE are mildly interested and hope that it is way better than their last release “Our time will come” which turned out to be their worst…
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  • Interview: Sam Baker. Survivor Turned Storyteller.

    Craig Scott
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:03 am
      Texan-born Sam Baker released Say Grace last year and it went on to become one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2013, with Rolling Stone magazine naming it in their top five country albums of the year. Say Grace was his fourth album, but Baker’s music career has came relatively late after working... The post Interview: Sam Baker. Survivor Turned Storyteller. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Rock Media: Steelism. Marfa Lights.

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:28 am
    New to Nashville’s music scene are two extraordinary young musicians—one American, one Englishman—at the helm of instrumental band Steelism. Jeremy Fetzer on guitar and Spencer Cullum on pedal steel are joined by a team of the finest young musicians in Nashville. Following in the traditions of instrumental artists such as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana... The post Rock Media: Steelism. Marfa Lights. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Rock Media: Willie Nelson & Sister Bobbie. December Day

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    A wonderful snippet of Willie Nelson and Bobbie talking about their childhood, growing up and playing together. The new album is out on 1st December. Related articles across the web Bobbie Nelson, “December Day” Willie Nelson to Host Variety TV Show ‘Inside Arlyn’ Willie Nelson Joins Forces with Sister Bobbie for ‘December Day’ Willie Nelson... The post Rock Media: Willie Nelson & Sister Bobbie. December Day appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Rock Media: José González . Every Age.

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    José González has announced details of European and US tour dates for early 2015. He will tour Europe throughout February and March calling at London (Scala), Coventry (Warwick Arts Centre) and Manchester (Academy 2) in the UK. Support at the UK shows will come from Ólöf Arnalds. Tickets are on sale now from here. Full... The post Rock Media: José González . Every Age. appeared first on Rockshot.
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  • Taman Shud Unveil New LP, Share Title Track “Viper Smoke”

    Wesley Freeman-Smith
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:13 am
    If The Quietus are to be believed, Taman Shud is the sound of four office clerks clawing their way from existential stupor to freedom via the route of least resistance, and who are we to argue with The Quietus? If so, freedom seems to involve a lot more shouting than we expected, and boasts the kind of sound Arthur Brown may have made if held captive in the Butthole Surfers basement for a few years. None of that “lovechild of ______ and _______” here; it’s all about the kidnapping and forced detainment.Heavier than heaven & twice as interesting, first cut and title track…
  • Best Gigs In London – 24th to 30th November 2014

    Jamie Coughlan
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:27 am
    Allo Darlin’ @The Scala 25/11/2014 The half Kentish/half Australian Allo Darlin’ have their biggest headline gig ever at the Scala this week, bringing their own brand of wistful indie pop punk to the capital. Their third LP We Come From The Same Place was released in October via the ever reliable Fortuna POP! and on it you will find some of the most breezy and yet touching tracks of the year. Get a ticket here. Mac DeMarco @The Forum 25/11/2014 DeMarco is only 24 but is already on his fourth album. This kind of jerk like productivity is the kind of thing that makes the rest of us…
  • Omi Palone Announce Tour, Stream New Track

    Jamie Coughlan
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:31 am
    London slacker-rock quartet Omi Palone are taking advantage of the festive season with a December tour of the UK. To build the mass hysteria to fever pitch, the band have shared new track “Singled Out”. It’s their first release since their self-titled album dropped in April via Faux Discx/Negative Space. It continues the odd juxtaposition in their music of insistent beats, post-punk riffs, and slacker/lethargic vocals. The band will be playing seven dates across the UK with Black Fungus (of Mïlk Records, also home to Shopping, Skinny Girl Diet, Human Hair). Check out the…
  • Listen To “Metric” By Phosphene

    Jamie Coughlan
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    A phosphene is the experience of seeing light without light actually entering the eye. You know, seeing stars and whatnot. A phenomenon that I always loved as a child. It is said that astronauts exposed to radiation in space see phosphenes, which is coincidentally apt when discussing the indie/alt pop of Oakland, California’s Phosphene. There is something extremely otherworldly about their music, which is especially evident in highlight “Metric”. It’s the combination of lightly brushed drums, jangly Peter Buck guitars, and Rachel Frankel’s sweet, delicate vocals…
  • Speedy Wunderground Share Kate Tempest & Loyle Carner Single

    Jamie Coughlan
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    I know shit all about rap and hip hop. However, I knew what I likes. And I like “Guts”. It’s the ninth single release by London label Speedy Wunderground, and features 20 year old Loyle Carner (discovered by Pierre Hall from the label while he trawled the internet) and the Mercury Prize nominated Kate Tempest (rapper and performance poet extraordinaire). It’s set for release on Monday 8th December as a limited edition 7″ and features “Guts (Mr Dan’s Balloon Dub) as the b-side. Hall discovered the young Carner after stumbling across his video for his…
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  • Rukkus is Giving Away $200 in Concert Tickets

    Rukkus Admin
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    We’re giving away $200 in concert tickets So you can go see the artists you love for free. Don’t miss the Fleetwood Mac, Ariana Grande, or James Blake tour just because your pockets are empty – join our giveaway. It’s super easy to win. Here are the ways to enter: Shoot us a quick email at with a four sentence poem describing your favorite live music experience (+1 entry) Tweet “I just entered to win $200 in concert tickets from #jointherukkus” (+1 entry) The contest will officially begin on November 17th and end at 3pm on December…
  • NYC’s Top 5 Concerts This Week: #2 is a Major Artist Playing FREE

    Nicolas White
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Hump Day—a holiday to reflect, to come together, and to remember the three days that came prior. On this truly special day that comes but once a week, it stands to reason that we must all look forward to what comes next. So, wipe away those wistful tears blurring the computer screen, and check out these freakin’ awesome concerts happening this week! The Best Concerts in NYC This Week Let the Rukkus Concierge do the work for you—just click “Get Tickets” and we’ll find the best deal available and make it happen. Simple. 1. Twin Peaks @ Baby’s All Right (8/14) Look at…
  • The Best Concerts in NYC This Week: You Probably Didn’t Even Know #3 Existed!

    Nicolas White
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    Some great concerts coming your way in NYC this week. There’s the peculating hype of a band about to break-out at Webster Hall, a local favorite playing a career-defining gig, an unknown yet surprisingly awesome festival out on an island, and a few free shows that cannot be missed. Can you wait a fraction of a second to see who’s playing? Let’s find out. The Best Concerts in NYC This Week Let the Rukkus Concierge do the work for you—just click “Get Tickets” and we’ll find the best deal available and make it happen. Simple. 1. FKA Twigs @ Webster Hall (8/6)…
  • Interview: UTOPiA Festival Director, Aaron Brown, Talks What It Takes to Create a Unique Fest in 2014. Plus: Win 2 Weekend Passes!

    Nicolas White
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    In a music festival climate cluttered with options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer scope of the American market. In this great festival boom, every type of event imaginable has popped up, from the gargantuan Bonnaroo’s of the world, to the scattered stages of free city fests. Amid all the noise, though, one festival is doing its own thing—Texas’ UTOPiA Fest.  UTOPiA Festival 2014 We sat down with Aaron Brown, the festival director of UTOPiA, to hear the story behind the event. Join us, as we discuss the ethereal “magic” that drove him towards this…
  • Shows of the Week: 5 NYC Concerts You Can’t Miss

    Nicolas White
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    We sort through the forever crowded concert forecast in NYC: This week brings some awesome acts, including DJ Mustard, Neon Indian, and Cherry Glazerr. Go ahead, guess who’s number one. I dare you. The Best Concerts in NYC This Week Let the Rukkus Concierge do the work for you—just click “Get Tickets” and we’ll find the best deal available and make it happen. Simple. 1. Jagwar Ma @ Webster Hall (7/30) Jagwar Ma are from Australia… mate. Why?: Jagwar Ma were destined for widespread popularity the moment they dropped Howlin, their debut LP. Contrary to the immediacy of…
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    Vonj productions

  • Dignified Fridays presents – Window

    vonj productions
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    Love and Unity family, Yes Indeed It is Friday (or Free day as I’d rather call it) and this only means, more music!. Yes indeed, springing off my album I.N.T.E.G.R.A.T.I.O.N. the number “Window”. as always I hope you enjoy this tune. Harmony Family. Vonj
  • Dignified Fridays presents – Song of Nature

    vonj productions
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    At this shadow hour here in England I would like to share this number with you all, It is one of the tracks coming from my V.N.A. album; peace and blessings to all as you listen.. Power Vonj
  • Day 10 – A Vision is early in development

    vonj productions
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:21 pm
    The Dawn of something special, Whatever amount of time this vision takes to fulfill, may this project come to a sound completion..for it is all in the name of the people. Harmony family
  • Dignified Fridays presents – Quarter of a century

    vonj productions
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Greetings there family, I hope that you are all happy with the work you put in during the course of the week and that you are prepared to rip its fruit… I thought I would present to you this week with a short piece titled “Quarter of a century”. I hope you enjoy. peace & harmony family Vonj
  • The dawn of something special

    vonj productions
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    On this day November the second I begin working on my 4th album, of which I know will become a highlight of my life for years to come, I will spare nothing, all my soul energy will go into this project, all in the name of bringing people closer together. & so I shall be releasing bite size behind the scenes footage into the making of it through youtube. hope we all gain something positive in the process. and why November the 2nd? I nearly met my maker this time last year!, my father was also born on this date so I will be honoring him as he has transcended. it is Day 1 and the shadow hour…
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    iTunes Zone

  • Bob Girls – Summer Repackage – Single

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:34 pm
    “Summer Repackage” is the debut single by Korean girl group Bob Girls. It was released on iTunes on Aug 08, 2014 via Sony Music Entertainment Korea. Tracklist: Oh My Boy (Summer Edit) No Way (Acoustic Version) DOWNLOAD | SUPPORT The post Bob Girls – Summer Repackage – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Bob Girls – The 1st Single Album – EP

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    “The 1st Single Album” is the first extended play by Korean girl group Bob Girls. It was released on iTunes on Jun 11, 2014 via Sony Music Entertainment Korea, consists of 4 tracks. Tracklist: No Way Oh My Boy No Way (Instrumental) Oh My Boy (Instrumental) DOWNLOAD | SUPPORT The post Bob Girls – The 1st Single Album – EP appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • BADKIZ – Babomba – Single

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
    “Babomba” is the third single by Korean girl group Badkiz. It was released on iTunes on Nov 13, 2014 via ZOO엔터테인먼트. Tracklist: Babomba DOWNLOAD | SUPPORT The post BADKIZ – Babomba – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • BADKIZ – 귓방망이 – Single

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm
    “귓방망이” is the debut single by Korean girl group Badkiz. It was released on iTunes on Mar 24, 2014 via ZOO엔터테인먼트. Tracklist: 귓방망이 귓방망이 (Instrumental) DOWNLOAD | SUPPORT The post BADKIZ – 귓방망이 – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Kiesza – No Enemiesz – Single

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Canadian recording artist Kiesza is back with new single! She decided to choose the song “No Enemiesz” from her debut studio album “Sound of a Woman” as a new single. The single was co-written by Kiesa Rae Ellestad and Rami Samir Afuni. It was released on iTunes on 29 September 2014 via Island Records (Lokal...Read more The post Kiesza – No Enemiesz – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone.
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    Words and Riddims »

  • Swiss – Nigger? (Official Music Video)

    Chantel'e Marie
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Nigger by Swiss (So Solid Crew) is powerful, poetic, potent and proper hard! After spotting this song on the Grime Report  – I knew it had to be featured on Words & Riddims. If you ever needed a reason not to use the word NIGGER here it is. Piers Morgan take a seat, Swiss has The post Swiss – Nigger? (Official Music Video) appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Why Are West Indian People Always Late?

    Chantel'e Marie
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Black People Time People often wonder why black (or Caribbean) people are always late – this funny skit blames MUSIC! It appears that when the music tek over, many of us lose all sense of time… True or nah? The post Why Are West Indian People Always Late? appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • UK Dancehall Legends Freestyle on 1Xtra

    Chantel'e Marie
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:23 am
    Before the likes of Stylo G or Gappy Ranks flew the flags for UK reggae dancehall, artistes including Sweetie Irie, Tippa Irie & General Levy where the vibes creators. Check out the video below where the pioneers recently re-united for an old skool toasting session. Taking place live at the 1Xtra radio studios during Seanie B’s Thursday Night Dancehall show, the The post UK Dancehall Legends Freestyle on 1Xtra appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Beenie Man & Bounty Killer – ‘Legendary’ Collaboration

    Chantel'e Marie
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Legend Link Up: Beenie Man and Bounty Killer – Legendary Long standing rivals Beenie Man and Bounty Killer have put their differences aside for a collaboration which is set to make dancehall history. Recorded on Starstruck Records label, ‘Legendary‘ sees both artistes reflect on their long standing and successful music careers. New Dancehall Music: Bounty The post Beenie Man & Bounty Killer – ‘Legendary’ Collaboration appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Breaking Down Black British Culture with Tugg s.t.a.r

    Chantel'e Marie
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
     As part of the Words & Riddims Topical Reasoning series, Chantel’e Marie Meets… Tugg s.t.a.r   – part of the Best Kept Secret collective. The interview follows the visual release of Tugg s.t.a.r’s emotive poem ‘Generation Change‘ during BHM. Listen now to episodes 1,2 & 3 of Breaking Down Black British Culture.  Part 1 – Why cutting off our culture and ethnic The post Breaking Down Black British Culture with Tugg s.t.a.r appeared first on Words and Riddims.
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  • Quote of the Day – @Nas states Hip Hop is Dead.

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    Quote of the Day. “When I say ‘hip-hop is dead,’ basically, America is dead. There is no political voice. Music is dead.” Nas Nas is on of the greatest Hip Hop figures of our time. So when he speaks on the culture we must listen. Of course Hip Hop could never be dead but it is dying slowly. We must save the culture and community before it is too late and out of our hands. The real voices of the community must continue to speak out because the faces of Hip Hop in the media are changing. Only us can save us. The post Quote of the Day – @Nas states Hip Hop is Dead.
  • 6 Hip Hop Songs by Women that Will Make You Feel Like it’s Saturday, Every Day!

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    These Hip Hop songs will surely have you waking up in a good mood like “Oh it must be Saturday” and the women are perfect for the job. 1.Who’s That Girl by Eve They wanna know who’s that girl, lalalalalalalalala! Released on February 8, 2001, the rapper who described herself as a pit bull dropped a banger for the clubs. Eve made this track fun and edgy for the people. The latin vibe screams Miami and spanish Harlem on a night out. Be very careful because this melody could be stuck in your head for days! 2.U.N.I.T.Y. By Queen Latifah Huh, I punched him dead in his eye…
  • Rare Hip Hop Photo of Tupac, Red Man & Biggie Representing Morehouse College

    15 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    A rare photo holds so much essence and truth in any culture.. Tupac and Biggie started one of the biggest wars in Hip Hop but once upon of time they were friends. These photos hold the very evidence of their relationship and makes us wonder just what exactly happened? The turning point of their relationship is still a little shaky till this day even with countless interviews and recording. All we have to is appreciate this photographer for capturing this classic moment. Waddup Red Man! The post Rare Hip Hop Photo of Tupac, Red Man & Biggie Representing Morehouse College appeared first on…
  • Shortcut Killed Deer! Slow Down Piken!

    2 Nov 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The saying “Shortcut Killed Deer” is a Liberian parable told to me by many…   I am always looking for the shortcut. The shortcut when I am on my way somewhere. The shortcut to finishing my homework. The shortcut to finding a date. Even the shortcut to an orgasm. Basically, I am constantly on a hunt to the shortcut of life. But ask me where have I really gotten with that type of behavior? Half pass no where! I am always pushed behind farther than where I started from. We were taught to look for shortcuts. I don’t believe that my behavior was learned I was…
  • Quote of The Day: @joeyBADASS_ x Save the Kids!

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    “Cause they corruptin’ the youth We ain’t inductin’ the truth”  -Joey Badass (Snakes) We have lost our way by not protecting the minds of our youth. Of course these kids have been exposed to everything because of the world-wide web but we should discuss these topics with them to make sure they know the real deal. Instead we sugar coat everything, thinking that we are saving their innocence but we are not. We are doing far more damage and the youth are suffering from it. We must tell our kids Santa claus isn’t real, Mom and Dad bought those gifts. That…
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  • Festival review: Simple Things 2014

    Alex Durham
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    On paper On paper – or webpage – this year’s Simple Things festival in Bristol promised performances from an innovative cross-section of artists including Caribou, Mogwai, Death from Above 1979, Black Lips, Liars and How to Dress Well, dotted throughout the city centre in a creative selection of venues.   Our verdict With the festival spanning 15 stages, the main concern for any enthused muso attending would be the inevitability of being torn between giants like Mogwai, and up-and-comers such as dreamy, laptop pop act Oliver Wilde. With its fourth running year, and our…
  • An Interview with Happa

    Navz Sangwan
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Leeds based Samir Alikhanizadeh, aka Happa, has been making waves in the UK underground scene with his bass heavy, industrial techno music. And aside from all the enthusiastic conversations he’s happened to stir throughout the music community (Four Tet, Mary Anne Hobbs and James Blake are endorsing him!), people are talking about his age. He’s only 16, but don’t let it distract you from his music! It’s quite a forceful and ominous presence, with the stomach punching bass lines that help to create a violent and gritty resonance. Then comes the calm after the storm:…
  • Weekend Recommendation: Simple Things Festival 2014, Bristol

    Alex Durham
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Bristol has gathered an eclectic mix of must-see musical acts this year for Simple Things Festival – with something to impress even the most discerning palate. The festival kicks off on Friday 24th October, with their opening party featuring a live set from one of our favourites, Caribou, along with Canadian Hyperdub songstress, Jessy Lanza. Spanning 12 stages, Saturday’s line-up brings together garage rockers Black Lips, the ever-changing Liars, and post-rock veterans Mogwai, with the likes of dance punk duo Death From Above 1979. Other artists on the bill include lo-fi bedroom…
  • Live review: Blonde Redhead @ Islington Assembly Hall, London

    Alex Durham
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    A two decade dance Anyone who waited patiently for the release of Blonde Redhead’s September album Barragán, with a mixture of heady expectancy and churning anxiety, may understand my comparison of the initial experience to a detached, sombre waltz with flaccid art pop. After experiencing the band’s performance huddled together with several hundred at a sold out show in Islington’s Assembly Hall, Kazu Makino, Amadeo and Simone Pace have managed to convince me – and those who shared the experience – that it was a dance worth committing to. Though Blonde Redhead span 21…
  • Syro adds another impressive chapter to the work of Aphex Twin: an album review of Syro

    Stephen Felgate
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Falling into the category of musicians-who-once-released-albums-on-a-semi-regular-basis-only-to-stop-abruptly-coming-back-decades-later, is now Aphex Twin. After about 13 years of what seems to be a stint in solitary confinement, Syro was released, much to our excitement and appreciation! Aphex Twin, real name Richard D. James, is the latest to emerge from what was such an uncharacteristic break from the world of electronic music. Having released 5 albums in the decade prior, Syro is his first release since 2001’s Drukqs. After such a long break from recording and releasing music it’s…
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  • [PREVIEW] Sea of Dreams San Francisco, CA Dec 30-31, 2014

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    While most people are figuring out how to get their turkey in the oven, true fans of great electronic music are trying figure out how to get their asses to San Francisco, CA for Sea of Dreams: Frequen-Sea on December 30th and 31st at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Bringing together the biggest names in underground dance and electronic music, as well as some sonic wizards on real instruments (*gasp*), the Bay is the place to be to ring in 2015.
  • Paper Diamond reveals 2015 Rain Drops Tour

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Alex Botwin is back, and he's busier than ever. Paper Diamond this week revealed his 2015 Rain Drops Tour dates. He's hitting 30+ cities from January to March, and he's covering as much territory as he can, creating art, music, and mayhem wherever he goes. Botwin also announced his latest EP, Rain Drops, which will hit digital shelves this spring, and fans can join the Rain Gang, which pushes creatives types to keep creating. That's the takeaway from this tour, and it's coming your way.
  • Thriftworks - Fade [Out NOW - Name Your Price]

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    I would call Jake Atlas an alchemist more than a producer. After bubbling up from underground shadows and creeping his way into dank bars and across dusty festival stages, it seems fitting that Thriftworks unveil a horde of new music, delightfully bundled into three full length releases, for us to sip and swallow like thick mystic syrup.
  • [PHOTOS] Creature Carnival Shrine Expo Hall Los Angeles Nov 8, 2014

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Photographer Juliana Bernstein caught the closing show of the Creature Carnival with Beats Antique, Shpongle, Emancipator, and Lafa Taylor at Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, CA on November 8, 2014.
  • Top 10 Excision Songs [Page 4]

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Few artists have done more to popularize dubstep in North America than Excision. Along with his brother in arms, fellow Canadian Datsik, the young DJ, producer, and label exec Jeff Abel has been a banner carrier for bass music for the past half decade. Before they got a hold of that odd, wubby sound, the dubstep filtering into Canada from the UK in the mid-2000's was very low-key, brooding, and subtle. Abel and his crew took those sounds, added a thousand decibels, and incorporated neck-snappin' flavors from the hip-hop and metal worlds to concoct this frothing potion of dizzying drops,…
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  • Eminem: Turnstyle All-Stars

    Sam Moir
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Born: 17 October 1972 Beginnings: Breakin’, the 1984 breakdancing film would be the unlikely place a young Eminem would hear his first rap song, Reckless featuring Ice-T. He started rapping, under the name M&M, with high-school friend Mike Ruby aged 14 before going on to sneak into lunchroom freestyle battles with fellow rapper Proof to test his skills out. With the formation of D12 featuring Eminem, Proof and four other members, it would only be when he adopted his ultra-violent alter ego Slim Shady that he was thrown into the spotlight. The rapper makes a rare public appearance to…
  • Toddla T and Mike Skinner: Pick of the Weekend

    Sam Moir
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
      Follow @Turnstylelife or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for all the latest fashion, music and tech news BBC Radio 1 DJ and Girls Music label honcho Toddla T return to XOYO for another takeover tonight. The D.O.T. frontman Mike Skinner will also play the club’s famous basement. Toddla T’s BBC Radio 1 show continues to be the go-to place to find a variety of up-and-coming international dance music and comes fresh from released The Toddla T Sound, a four-track collaboration EP featuring, among others, The 2 Bears, Mr Lex and Mele. Toddla T DJing at the September takeover Mike…
  • Bernhoft: My Music

    Sam Moir
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
      Follow @Turnstylelife for the latest fashion, music and tech news or Like Us on Facebook Norwegian soul star Bernhoft returns to the UK next week to round off an impressive year. Having made his debut at Glastonbury this summer, Bernhoft has gone on to take America by storm with appearances on shows like Ellen and Conan which have helped him get over 7 million Youtube views. He talks us through his early musical memories, recents gigs and dream collaborations. What’s the first album you bought? I think it must be Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet. I was nine, playing guitar on a…
  • Celeste: Young Guns

    Sam Moir
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
      Follow @Turnstylelife for the latest fashion, music and tech news Who is she? Brighton girl Celeste rounds off the year with her debut release that is sure to garner attention as one of many female-fronted projects to watch in 2015. The 19-year-old’s debut release, full of emotive vocals over tight production and piano chords, has many similarities to Banks, one of this year’s crossover successes. Celeste (pic: Lauren Joy Kennett & Normanton Street) What’s her story? She travelled in to London to work with RnB producer Tev’n on the EP. Prior to the release,…
  • #rise: J. Cole, Rick Ross and Miguel

    Sam Moir
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
        My new album. 2014 Forest Hills Drive. 12/9 — J. Cole (@JColeNC) November 17, 2014 J. Cole will release a new album next month. The rapper released a short documentary announcing 2014 Forest Hills Drive and the concept behind it. The Bawse tore down the stage at #1XtraLive on Saturday! Watch @rickyrozay‘s full set here: — BBC Radio 1Xtra (@1Xtra) November 17, 2014 Rick Ross headlined 1Xtra Live in Birmingham on Saturday. His set is available to stream on the BBC Radio 1Xtra…
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  • Common Email Marketing Mistakes: Why Your Emails Aren’t Getting Results

    Kristen Dunleavy
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    Picture this: You’ve just hit the send button on a new email campaign for your business. You’ve got killer content, a great call to action and an attention-grabbing subject line… or so you think. As you watch your analytics, it becomes clear that your email isn’t getting the results you want. What went wrong? Whether your open rates are suffering or you’re not getting enough click-throughs, there are lots of common email marketing mistakes that even experienced marketers make. The good news is that they can be easily fixed to increase engagement. The mistake:…
  • 12 Days of Holiday Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

    Olivia Dello Buono
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    The holiday season is almost upon us! Aside from spreading the yuletide cheer, your customers have only one thing on their minds: shopping. This time of year marks a lucrative opportunity for small businesses: it’s forecasted that consumers will spend over $616.9 billion this season (that’s a 4.1 percent increase over holiday 2013 sales). Since we believe it’s better to give than to receive, we’re gifting you this handy list (don’t worry – we’ve checked it more than twice!) to help you engage your audience and optimize your holiday marketing efforts:…
  • AWeber On the Road: Meet Our Team

    Olivia Dello Buono
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s no secret that the AWeber team has racked up their share of frequent flyer miles. This month, we’ll be popping up in cities like Chicago and New York to learn from and network with industry thought leaders. PRNews’ Measurement Conference: November 20, Chicago IL Join industry-leading PR professionals as you learn the best practices in PR measurement, real-world case studies of successful measurement strategies and interactive learning. Team: Brandyn Bissinger, Andrea Carter How To Use Facebook To Double Your Email List: December 4th, 12pm ET Learn how a marketing…
  • Grow Your Email List Anywhere with AWeber’s Atom Mobile App

    Kristen Dunleavy
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Owning a business is a 24/7/365 proposition – so is growing your email list. Miss an opportunity to sign up a prospect for your newsletter, and you’re missing out on a potential sale. Sure, there’s the old-fashioned pen and paper method for collecting names and email addresses on the fly, but we all know how time-consuming and error-prone that can be. Here at AWeber, we’re all about making email marketing as easy as possible for our customers ? even from their mobile devices. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce Atom, AWeber’s newest mobile app that…
  • Are Your Customers Ready to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday?

    Monica Montesa
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    For some, baking cupcakes is simply a hobby. For others, it’s the foundation for a sweet business idea. At least that was the case for Joanne Jarin, founder of The Lucky Cupcake Company in Pipersville, Pennsylvania. “I started working for a local caterer under the wing of his pastry chef, [and] after a few years of learning and building my confidence, I left my job and started working on my business plan, selling cakes and cupcakes from my small home,” says Jarin. “That was almost 5 years ago, this May. I am now working on opening my second shop in Spring 2015 at…
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    21 Nov 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Sky E the Edo State born Lucky Oamen debuts here on 9janimi Channel with the official video for "Agagu", the visuals was directed by ABD Clear Tones Films and shot somewhere in the south/south region of Nigeria. - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=] The Song VIDEO: SKY E – AGAGU appeared first on 9janimi Channel.
  • Coco Benson – Friday

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Produced by the talented John Black, "FRIDAY" is another up tempo Electronic based house beat which Coco decided to share with the world after taking a short break to Europe/Switzerland to get inspired by the house scene. Coco sings about the most common day of the week which everyone seems to look forward to. There is no question that everyone likes to let loose & get ready to party on a "FRIDAY" night after a stressful work week & this track emphasizes on exactly that. Enjoy! - Stream/DL AUDIO DOWNLOAD [audio…
  • Ice Prince – Reply Brother

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Ice Prince Zamani spitfire on his new joint "Reply Brother", Zamani continue to display his lyrical dexterity, consistency and ability on every single beat—not lagging, not cutting anything short, giving it 110 percent. - Stream/DL AUDIO DOWNLOAD [audio src=] The Song Ice Prince – Reply Brother appeared first on 9janimi Channel.
  • VIDEO: Kach – Get Up

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel The New Kid on the Block Kach on "Everything Else" releases the visuals to his radio friendly single, GET UP. The crisp video was directed by Godfather Productions and shot on location in Capetown, South Africa. Sit back, watch and Enjoy! - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=] The Song VIDEO: Kach – Get Up appeared first on 9janimi Channel.
  • VIDEO: Munnah – I Told A Lie

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel "When passion runs deep both love and anger can be fiery. The heart often rules the head and in